Warrant Book: May 1710, 6-10

Pages 275-287

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24, 1710. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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May 1710

May 6. Money warrant for 20l. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Ranger of Cranburne Chase in Windsor Forest, for hay for the deer for the year ended Lady day last. Money Book XX, p. 276. Order Book VII, p. 418. Disposition Book XX, p. 162.
Same for 75l. to Henrietta Maria Scarburgh for one quarter to 1709 Xmas on her annuity as a Maid of Honour. Money Book XX, p. 276. Order Book VII, p. 414. Disposition Book XX, p. 171.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Lady Schutz's house in St. James's Square to view the goods which she is sending to Holland. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 183.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed representation [missing] touching a demand made by the collectors of Land Tax for Somerset House. Are any taxes payable for said House ? Ibid, p. 184.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute Thomas Norgate, gent., as Customer and Collector of Great Yarmouth on the surrender of [Sir] Richard Allen alias Anguish, bart. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 286.
Treasury reference to Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosslin of the petition of John Parker, late one of the Agents for Prizes for the port of Falmouth, shewing that said Baker and Gosslin have brought an action against William Kempster, his [petitioner's] security, "though his [petitioner's] accounts for the said service are not made up according to the sums of money he hath disbursed nor the people in Cornwall paid what is due to them for labour on board the prize ships &c.": therefore praying stay of proceedings until his accounts are fairly made up and a reward allowed him for his service and expenses, being 500l., besides [what is due] more [for] four years' attendance. Reference Book VIII, p. 402.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of two pieces of ground as follows in order to a lease thereof to the Duke of Shrewsbury.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General on said Duke's memorial for same. The first piece is part of the Wilderness near St. James's Park and was excepted out of Secretary Boyle's warrant. This ground has of late been used lay dung on and measures 112 feet by 46 feet. I valued that part of the Royal Garden which was granted to the Duchess of Marlborough as garden ground at 10l. per acre; at which rate this small piece comes to 25s. a year. Having no building thereon it cannot (by the Civil List Act) be granted for more than three lives or 30 years and a third of the value must, by the same Act, be reserved in rent because the premises were never yet in lease. The petitioner sues for it for want of conveniency to Warwick House. The second piece is situate on the east side of the first piece, between it and a stable yard lately leased to the Earl of Rochester, and is 40 feet by 38 feet. It has been usually enjoyed with Warwick House, but is not particularly described in the lease of that house from the Crown. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 91–2.
May 6. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to James Saunderson Esq., one of the Commissioners in the Office of Alienations, authorising him to constitute Isaac Ewers of Lincolns Inn Esq. to officiate for him as a Commissioner in the said Office, "for whom you are to be answerable." Ibid., p. 93.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland enclosing the memorial [missing] of the Marquis of Montandre representing that the Regiment now under his command was ordered in 1706 to embark for Spain and it was found that the arms which they received six months before out of the Office of Ordnance in Ireland were never fit for service and they were therefore returned to said Office and a new set of arms ordered from the Tower of London; for which the sum of 765l. 12s. 0d. was charged to the account of said Regiment and stopped out of the Captains' arrears: "and it being always customary to give the first set of arms to the Regiment when raised" it is prayed that the said charge be removed. Please certify when the said arms were delivered to the said Regiment and how many were returned and when and to what value. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 181.
Report to the Lord Treasurer from William Blathwayt as Auditor of the Plantations on the representation from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, wherein it is desired that a house and chapel may be built within an Indian fort for the missionaries intended to be sent to the six Indian Nations in the neighbourhood of New York.
Hereon Blathwayt reports that these clans or tribes of Indians, making in the whole about 2,000 persons, men, women and children, or about 800 fighting men inhabiting that country which lies between New York and Canada, have been always very faithful and affectionate first to the Dutch and then to the Crown of England, and in all times [have been] of great use against the French. They deserve all possible encouragement in every kind and by the propagation of the Gospel in this particular manner among them. As the house and chapel intended may be most conveniently built of timber or such stuff growing upon or near these Indian forts (which although they be of security against the running parties of the French in their course of trade, yet are no ways tenable against a formal attempt of the enemy), 150l. [may be] placed in the hands of the Governor or other person in authority to be disposed of as occasion shall offer. It is presumed that one of the missionaries may for the most part be residing at Albany where these Tribes of Nations of Indians do most resort, "and so take their turns in accompanying these Indians in their courses and huntings and against the enemy which last for a considerable part of the year."
Mention is likewise made of an interpreter for these Indians. Col. Livingston has had several sums paid him by your Lordships' order on that account. He is by commission from her Majesty, and from the late King, Secretary and Interpreter to these Indians. Although he do not attend these missionaries himself elsewhere than at Albany, yet he may appoint a fit person or deputy on this occasion and have such further allowance for the same as upon his representation from time to time he shall appear to deserve.
In all these matters your Lordship may be perfectly informed by Col. Schuyler, one of her Majesty's Council of New York and well versed in the fur trade with these Indians for many years, who is said to accompany these War Captains or Principal Indians of their respective Clans or Nations now in England.
As to the supplying the money for the above occasions, her Majesty's revenue in New York being lately discontinued by the expiry of the respective Acts of Assembly in that behalf, it may be easily done by agreeing with Mr. Micajah Perry, or Col. Lodowick, merchants in London, or Col. Hunter's Agent concerned in those parts, who for 150l. paid here in sterling will make a return of 200l. or more in New York money towards carrying on the proposed service, and so for greater sums proportionately "as her Majesty in her great goodness shall think fit, in consideration of these people who own their sole dependence [to be] on her Majesty." Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 32–3.
May 8. Letter of direction for 21,750l. to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's Charities and Bounties: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of her Majesty's tin with 6 per cent. interest: and is intended to satisfy her Majesty's annual bounties and charities payable by him, to wit for the half year ended 1710 Lady day "that is to say 13,227l. 15s. 9d. on her Majesty's former Establishments and 8,522l. 4s. 3d. on the Establishment of salaries and pensions payable to the servants of his late Royal Highness the Prince of Denmark." Disposition Book XX, p. 159.
Treasury reference to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Waters of the petition of Richard Fancourt in behalf of himself and others praying reward for their hazard and expense in taking a French privateer (which has been since condemned as a prize at Cowes) and for releasing an English ship which she had taken there. Reference Book VIII, p. 402.
May [?
June] 8.
Same to Mr. Walpole [as Secretary at War] of the petition of the Serjeants of Light Horse, and the Corporals, Drums and Sentinels that were taken [prisoners] at the battle of Almanza shewing that 6d. per diem is due to each sergeant and proportionately to the rest according to their stations during their imprisonment in France; therefore praying payment. Ibid., p. 408.
May 8. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Monsieur Rosenkrant [Iver Eriksen Rosenkrantz, Envoy Extraordinary from Denmark] concerning a Danish East India ship seized at Plymouth by the Customs officers, which he prays may be discharged. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 184.
May 9 Same to same. It is intimated to the Lord Treasurer by Lord Galway that eight fatts of small clothing which are much wanted [for the Forces in Portugal] have been blown into Falmouth as they were going to Oporto. Please report hereon to the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Mr. Vanbrugh representing that a further 300 load of timber will be wanting this year for the building at Woodstock "which not being to be bought in that country he desires may be had out of Whittlewood Forest." In what parts of said forest can that quantity of timber best be spared ? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jeffrey Power and John Marks, executors of John Smith, merchant, shewing that in his lifetime the said Smith had been a very great and fair trader and a great promoter of the common cause, but having met with many great losses and misfortunes he died upwards of 10,000l. more than his estate would answer; and petitioners are sureties with him in a bond of 8,000l. for Customs and they undertook the executorship in hopes of discharging said debt and did pay it all to [within] about 2,300l., upon which process was stayed for some time, but they are disappointed in their hopes to pay the rest: therefore pray that a moiety of said arrear in three months may be accepted as in discharge of the whole debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 404.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland. The Lord Treasurer has received many representations that the great charge of the management of the Customs in Scotland doth lessen the growing Equivalent from which several persons expect their payment, and that the small produce thereof [of said Equivalent] is occasioned chiefly by defects in the said [Customs] management. Please report hereon in what particulars the said charge may be lessened and the management improved. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 174.
May 10 Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances as follows to be made to James Brydges in his accounts anno 1706 (24 Dec. 1705 to 23 Dec. 1706) as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: there being several of his payments for which royal warrants are missing viz. the payments made for her Majesty's proportion of the pay to the Foreign Forces [in the Low Countries] amounting to 484,012l. 11s. 1½d. having been made for the full numbers "according to our Establishment under our royal sign manual, countersigned by our High Treasurer and one of our Principal Secretaries of State, but their pay being without muster rolls cannot regularly be allowed without our particular warrant"; (2) further the sum of 32,428l. 3s. 4 4/7d. paid as her Majesty's moiety for forage, waggon money, recruits and other extraordinaries of the said Forces, which appear by the acquittances to have been made pursuant to the Establishment upon authentic certificates that the States General [had] paid the like sums for their moiety thereof; (3) further the sum of 21,015l. 18s. 11 3/7d. being her Majesty's moiety for recruiting of horses lost by the Foreign Forces in fight with the enemy or by distempers, being pursuant to accounts adjusted and certified by Monsieur Slingelandt, Secretary to the Council of States General, setting forth the particulars and the moiety payable by England and the other by the States and that the States had ordered payment accordingly. (4) further the sum of 114,837l. 7s. 10 6/7d., being her Majesty's moiety of the agio or difference of money due to the Prussians after their marching out of the Garrisons between the Rhine and the Maes for the months of June, July, August, September, October and to the 15th of November 1706; as also for payment to Mr. Machado for bread delivered by him to the said Troops in the campaign anno 1706; being vouched by similar certificates of Monsieur Slingelandt; it being stipulated by the Treaty that in case the King of Prussia's Troops should be carried out of the countries and states where the money of the Empire is current, the agio or difference of the money is to be made good and the said Troops to have bread and forage out of our magazines and the States General's magazines "when the countries shall not furnish it": (5) further the sum of 26,618l. 3s. 0 4/7d. of her Majesty's share (being two thirds) of the pay of 3,000 additional Palatines in Italy from the 15th March 1705–6 to Dec. 23 following, being pursuant to Treaty and vouched by acquittances for the full pay according to the Establishments of those Forces, but without any [royal] warrant or the production of musters: (6) further the sum of 123,168l. 12s. 10 2/7d. for her Majesty's proportion of subsidy of the King of Denmark, Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, Elector of Treves, Elector Palatine, and King of Prussia, being pursuant to the Treaties, and acquittances being produced: (7) further the sum of 26,635l. 10s. 5 2/7d. paid to the Foreign Forces for her Majesty's proportion of waggon money, forage, recruits and other extraordinaries to them in the years 1701–5 inclusive, being vouched by accounts of the particulars and certificates of Monsieur Slingelandt that the States General have ordered payment of their proportion of the same in like manner as the other extraordinaries but "upon examination of the several payments for extraordinaries from the beginning of the present war to the end of the year 1706, our Auditor finds that the same do exceed the Establishment by the sum of 10,664l. 13s. 1d. of which 3,178l. 10s. 9¾d. was for the extraordinaries of the year 1702, for which no allowance was made on the Establishment and no part of the said sum of 26,635l. 10s. 5 2/7d. has been allowed on former accounts": (8) further the sum of 7,485l. 15s. 0d. appears by the acquittance of the Captain General of our Land Forces to have been paid to himself for contingencies during the campaign of the year 1706, but no account is produced of the particulars thereof: (9) further the sum of 9,578l. 2s. 6½d. paid by the said Brydges for [Exchequer] fees upon receiving 2,298,750l. 7s. 5¾d. at the Exchequer at one penny the pound, being the rate settled by Act of Parliament, and 100l. 14s. 0d. for fees at the Treasury and for entering at the Exchequer several orders and for warrants, imprest rolls &c. may be allowed as formerly: (10) and likewise the sum of 55l. 16s. 0d. paid pursuant to several warrants for contingencies more than is allowed by the Establishment, having been paid by royal warrant or by warrant from the Captain General of the Land Forces:
All the above sums are hereby authorised to be allowed in Brydges' said account; the first item of pay to the Foreign Troops being particularised as follows viz. on the Establishment of the 40,000 men 116,265l. 2s. 1 1/7d. to the Danes pursuant to a Treaty between Wm. III, the King of Denmark and the States General dated 1701 June 15; 43,018l. 18s. 9 1/7d. to the Prussians pursuant to a Treaty between Queen Anne and the King of Prussia dated 1704 Nov. 28; 53,676l. 14s. 2 2/7d. to the Hessians pursuant to a Convention between Wm. III, the States General and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel of 1701 Feb. 13; 171,329l. 10s. 1d. to the Troops of Hanover and Zelle pursuant to a Convention between Queen Anne and the Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg dated 1704 Dec. 30: making together 384,290l. 5s. 1 4/7d. for the 40,000 men: and on the Establishment of the 20,000 men 27,331l. 12s. 8d. to the Troops of Holstein Gottorp pursuant to a Convention between England and Holland and the Duke of Holstein Gottorp dated 1703 March 15; 23,251l. 3s. 0 4/7d. to the Troops of Saxe Gotha pursuant to a like Convention with the Duke of Saxe Gotha dated 1703 March 27; 10,855l. 1s. 1 5/7d. to the Regiment of Hesse Cassell pursuant to a like Convention with the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell dated 1703 March 21; 15,348l. 13s. 2 6/7d. to the Troops of the Elector Palatine pursuant to a Convention dated 1703 May 17; 14,614l. 4s. 10 2/7d. to the Regiment of Dragoons of Waleff pursuant to a Convention with Monsieur Waleff dated 1703 Feb. 24; 8,321l. 11s. 0 4/7d. for the pay of 520 men in excess of the 12,000 Danes stipulated for by the aforesaid Treaty; making together 99,722l. 6s. 0d. for the Forces on the Establishment of the 20,000 men.
Similarly the sixth item of 123,168l. 12s. 10 2/7d. for Subsidies is particularised as follows viz. 37,500l. to the King of Denmark by Treaty of 1701 June 15 as above; 13,153l. 15s. 2 6/7d. to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell for one year to 1706 Dec. 23 and for 183 days on his additional Subsidy, to wit from 1706 May 20 to Dec. 23, pursuant to Treaties dated 1701 Feb. 13 and 1706 May 20; 5,952l. 7s. 7 3/7d. to the Elector of Treves pursuant to a Treaty dated 1702 May 7; 4,761l. 18s. 1 1/7d. to the Elector Palatine pursuant to a Treaty dated 1703 May 17; 61,800l. 11s. 10 6/7d. to the King of Prussia for 15 months to 1706–7 Jan. 15 and for the agio and exchange for remitting the same, pursuant to the aforesaid Treaty of 1704 Nov. 28. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 256–60.
May 10. Royal sign manual to Treasurer Godolphin for payments as follow: out of Civil List moneys:
£ s. d.
to James Douglas without account for subsisting the [North American] Indian Chiefs and their attendants from 6 April to 1 May 1710 and for moneys expended in showing them several public places and for coach hire to Portsmouth 195 16 0
to Peter Schuyler Esq. without account for his charges and disbursements in bringing from Albany to London the four Indian Chiefs 298l.; and for his service in attending them hither and back again 102l. 400 0 0
to Abraham Schuyler gent. in reward for his service in attending the said Indian Chiefs as interpreter from Albany hither and back 100 0 0
£695 16 0
(Money warrant dated May 10 hereon.) (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Ibid., p. 261. Order Book VII, p. 411. Disposition Book XX, p. 166.
May 10. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Appeals and Regulating the Excise: the new Commissioners to be Sir William Honywood, Thomas Goodman, James Ashburne, Walter Hungerford and William Lyndall (the last named being in place of Edmund Chaloner in the preceding Commission, which is hereby superseded): with 200l. per an., each. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 262.
Same dormant to Spencer Compton to pay an annuity or yearly sum of 40l. to Mary Pattillo, widow, as from 1710 Lady day during pleasure. Ibid.
Same to same for a same of 150l. per an. to Lady Mary Phillipps, widow: from same date: during pleasure. Ibid., p. 263.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to grant to John Knapp and John Garway the several issues and sums amounting in all to 892l. viz. 672l. which were charged by or returned into the Court of Exchequer in Easter and Trinity terms 1709 on the Royal Africa Company of England for their not appearing to answer the said Knapp of a plea of debt of 1,350l.; and 220l. similarly charged or returned in the said terms on said Company [? for their not appearing] to answer said Garway of a plea of debt of 280l., being in delay of the said several suits and in contempt of the said Court: which said sums ought to be levied on the said Company to the Queen's use but upon the report of the Attorney General of Dec. 16 last, made upon hearing all parties concerned in this case, the Queen is pleased to grant same to said Knapp and Garway, towards their respective charges in the said suits. Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing as follows the account of the Commissioners of Transportation during the late war with France, being Sir Peter Rich Kt. deceased, Henry Greenhill deceased, Samuell Atkinson, Henry Mudd deceased, John Nicholls deceased, John Carpenter deceased, Stephen Akerman deceased, Robert Henley, John Ellis, Anthony Duncombe deceased, Thomas Hopkins and John Henley, that is to say for the charge of transporting Forces, provisions and stores of war to Ireland for the reduction of that kingdom for the whole time the said late Commissioners acted viz. 26 Feb. 1689–90 to 31 May 1702, and for the transportation of Forces to Holland and other places between 26 Feb. 1689–90 and 25 Dec. 1692: all by reason that said accountants have attested the whole account upon oath "but that they being no otherwise constituted to their said office than by Orders in Council, and being themselves cashiers of the money appointed for the service and no authority vested in them to pass any payments or charges of their agents or to warrant the allowance thereof in the Exchequer" the Auditors of Imprests conceive that this defect as well as the many other defects of vouchers particularly observed by them in the state of the said account, cannot be passed and allowed according to the strict rules of the Exchequer without the authority of a privy seal. Therefore hereby full allowance is to be given to the said accountants of the several sums following viz. (1) 527,262l. 19s. 11¾d. by them paid or otherwise satisfied for freight due to several masters of ships employed in the service of transportation, although for part thereof there be no regular vouchers produced and receipts are wanting for some payments, with which payments nevertheless it appears by the said [ship] masters' accounts they have been duly charged and debentures made out accordingly: (2) 300l. paid to the masters of five ships concerned in the transportation to Ireland, being part of the sum of 9,799l. 4s. 9d. ordered by warrant of Queen Mary for paying six months' interest of the Irish transport debt the same being affirmed by the accountants to have been given by the said Queen Mary as royal bounty but is not so expressed in the warrant for payment thereof: (3) 31,183l. 11s. 7¼d. for provisions bought for subsisting the Forces in their passage to Ireland and for supply of the Army there, the accountants being to be charged with the said provisions and to make up an account of the disposal of the stores and of the deductions chargeable on the Forces for the same: (4) 4,958l. 11s. 0¾d. for charges of buying up provisions and shipping them and of hiring ships and shipping the Forces, for part of which there are bills on the accountants or their agents that disbursed the money, but vouchers are wanting for many articles of those bills and for other part thereof the payments were so small and numerous and of such a nature that vouchers could not be taken without delay to the service: (5) 9,448l. 6s. 8d. for salaries of the accountants, their agents and clerks employed in the service, although there appeared not to have been any Establishment or other authority for allowing thereof (except for salaries of the accountants only) and although the salary of their Secretary after the rate of 300l. per an. for 17 days ended 1689–90 March 14 amounting to 16l. 8s. 9d. appears to be paid not only to the accountant John Ellis who was then their Secretary, but also to Mr. Samuel Hunter whom they employed to assist them as such during the said 17 days in the beginning of the service: (6) 968l. 15s. 7¾d. only and no more out of the sum of 1,234l. 15s. 8¼d. craved by the said accountants for incidents of their office and for losses by exchange and tale of money, "we not thinking fit to allow them the money by them overpaid [to] several masters of ships for freight and the loss by tale of money amounting [together] to 266l. 0s. 0½d.": (7) the following several sums amounting in all to 2,929l. 10s. 5½d. being for supers as follows which respective supers are to set upon the several persons as follows in order to their answering and accounting for same to the Crown, being balances remaining in the hands of several of the said accountants' agents and under-officers of moneys received from said accountants for carrying on the said service; to wit: 239l. 4s. 3d. in the hands of James Vickars; 55l. 16s. 0d. in the hands of Capt. Stephen Akerman; 38s. in the hands of Capt. Humphrey Ayles; 46l. 1s. 10½d. in the hands of Thomas Hurst, one of the said accountants' clerks; 2,542l. 11s. 5d. depending on Monsieur [Johann] Phillip Hoffman [Secretary from 1687 to 1690: and afterwards from 1693 to his death in 1724] Resident of the late Emperor of Germany, being the value of provisions bought by the accountants by order of Wm. III. for 2,000 Irish prisoners transported for the said late Emperor from Ireland to Hamburg and charges about the same, part of which provisions remaining at the landing of the said men were sold by Michael Scroop of Hamburg for 314l. 3s. 11d., which sum (less the costs of sale) may be allowed to the said Envoy on his account when the said Scroop shall have answered it to the Queen; and there is also depending upon the said Scroop the sum of 43l. 18s. 11d. for so much remaining in his hands of the said 314l. 3s. 11d. received by him for the said provisions: which sums amount as aforesaid to the said sum of 2,929l. 10s. 5½d. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 264–5.
May 10. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an. each as salary as follows to Walter Hamilton, Governor of Nevis, and Michael Lambert, Governor of St. Christopher: all by reason that on the proposal of the Commissioners of Trade for freeing the Deputy Lieutenants of each of the Leeward Islands from their dependence on the assemblies by allowing them a salary of 200l. per an. each out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty the same was accordingly directed by the privy seal of 31 July 1705 for the said Hamilton as Lieutenant Governor of St. Christopher: and further Daniel Park being appointed Capt. General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward and Caribbee Islands with power to remove the Lieutenant Governors thereof, he did by commission dated 1706 Oct. 1 appoint said Hamilton to be Lieutenant Governor of Nevis and said Lambert to be Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher in place of said Hamilton, which commissions or appointments have been ratified by the royal commissions dated Windsor Castle 1707 July 5, but "in regard it did not appear to the officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer that the said Walter Hamilton had been removed from the Government of St. Christophers the said salary of 200l. per an. hath therefore been paid him by virtue of our letters of privy seal aforesaid to the 9th day of November last whereas he continued in that Government only till the 1st of October 1706 at which time the said Michaell Lambert was appointed thereto": therefore to rectify this the said privy seal [of 1705 July 31] is hereby revoked and the salaries as above are to be hereby paid as herein, that of Lambert from 1 Oct. 1706 to Lady day last and that of Hamilton from 1709 Nov. 9 (to which time he has been already paid as Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher) to Lady day last: and thenceforward quarterly up to any date of death or removal of either of them: and to be satisfied by levying tallies on the Receiver General of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Ibid., pp. 266–7.
Letter of direction for 40,000l. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans to be made by himself on the Land Tax 1710: and is to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the Guards and Garrisons anno 1710 as shall be appointed [by the Lord Treasurer]. Disposition Book XX, p. 158.
Same for 437l. 10s. 0d. to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of her Majesty's Charities and Bounties: out of Civil List moneys: and is to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn from Holland for the use of the Palatines lately sent thither from England. Ibid., p. 159.
May 10. Letter of direction for 15,325l. 15s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: and is for services following: viz. £ s. d.
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.
for Sir Solomon de Medina in further part of the advance on his contract for bread and bread waggons for this body 12,325 15 0
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 men anno 1710.
to the said Medina in further part of the advance on his like contract for this body 3,000 0 0
£15,325 15 0
Disposition Book XX, p. 159.
William Lowndes to said Brydges to assign to the said Medina 15,000l. out of the 223,048l. 13s. 2½d. in tallies and orders on the Continued Impositions anno 1710 put into your hands April 19 last, being part of the funds for the year 1710. Hereof 12,000l. is to complete 50,325l. 15s. 0d. for the abovesaid advance on his [Medina's] contract for the 40,000 men and 3,000l. is to complete 10,325l. 15s. 0d. for the abovesaid advance on his like contract for the 10,000 men. Interest is to commence on the said orders from their respective dates. Ibid., p. 160.
Letter of direction for the application as follows of the sum of 84,758l. 0s. 6½d. "or such other sum as together with the loans already made or transferred to the Duties on Malt anno 1710 shall complete the 650,000l. credit" authorised by Parliament on that fund: viz.
£ s. d.
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1710: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Brydges 14,758 0
to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of loans to be made by himself 20,000 0 0
to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by himself 15,000 0 0
to Harry Mordaunt as above: out of further loans to be made by himself 20,000 0 0
to Robert Walpole as above: out of further loans to be made by himself, 15,000l. "or such other sum as together with the loans as above shall not exceed 650,000l." 15,000 0 0
£84,758 0
The orders for all the above loans are to be drawn without interest, the same being intended to be reserved in their hands to be applied towards the service of their respective offices in such manner as the Lord Treasurer from time to time shall think fit to direct. Ibid., pp. 160–1.
May 10. Same for applying as follows the sum of 83,801l. 9s. 4d. or such other sum as together with the loans already made on the Land Tax anno 1710 will complete the 1,880,000l. credit authorised thereon by Parliament [by the Act 8 Anne, c. 1]:
£ s. d.
to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills, out of loans to be made by themselves, the orders of which are to be drawn with interest 1,906 2 0
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1710: out of loans to be made by himself 39,320 4 3
to same in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1710: out of the like loans 17,319 2 1
to same in part of 234,974l. 10s. 10½d. for extraordinary charges of the war: out of the like loans: 25,256l. 1s. 0d. or such other sum as together with loans as aforesaid shall not exceed the 1,880,000l. authorised as above 25,256 1 0
£83,801 9 4
All the loans in the name of said Brydges are to be drawn without interest and to be reserved in his hands &c., ut supra. Ibid., p. 161.
William Lowndes to said Brydges to assign 3,337l. 1s. 6½d. for services as follows, out of the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Reversionary Funds in the [Fifth] General Mortgage anno 1709: you "having first an assurance in writing from the persons accepting the said tallies and orders for payment that they will not dispose of the same at a discount to the prejudice of the public credit":
£ s. d.
in part of 1,081,083l. 0s. 4d. for the service of [the Troops in] Spain and Portugal anno 1709.
for levy money for 236 men delivered in Spain to Col. Dubourgay's Regiment, which Regiment is to be charged therewith, and which Mr. Mead, the Deputy Paymaster, hath certified at 4l. a man 944 0 0
for levy money for 131 men delivered by six Companies sent home of this Regiment to the six Companies that remained at Port Mahon, chargeable upon the pay of the said six [latter] Companies for the year 1709 at 4l. a man 524 0 0
to be paid to Sir Charles Hotham for 68 private men delivered from his Regiment to that commanded by Col. Bowles, to whose account the same is to be charged, at the rate of 5l. a man pursuant to her Majesty's warrant 340 0 0
for Sir Charles Hotham on account of sub-sistence of his Regiment for the year 1709 1,529 1
£3,337 1
On your sending to the Lord Treasurer the said orders [with your assignments endorsed thereon] he will give warrant to the Exchequer for payment of interest accordingly at 6 per cent. as allowed by the Act of Parliament [7 Anne, c. 31] in that behalf. Disposition Book XX, p. 162.
May 10. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed two memorials [missing] of the privateers of Jamaica who complain that Mr. Peter Beckford junr. of that island under colour of a power from you to collect the Duties of prize goods has by his great exactions and other illegal proceedings so far discouraged them that many have left the island and others threaten to do the like; to the great prejudice and hazard of that Colony. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 185.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of George Courtenay Esq. shewing that a French ship laden with white wine was driven ashore by stress of weather and seized by the officers of the Vice Admiralty of Devon and condemned as a prize and perquisite of the Lord High Admiral and ordered to be sold; and on application being made to the Customs Commissioners about the Duty [on said wines] they agreed with the Vice Admiral that the sale should be in the presence of their respective officers and the money kept in joint possession till the charges were paid "whereof a bill hath been delivered to the Commissioners of Customs who since the sale seem to be of opinion they have not power without your [the Lord Treasurer's] warrant to allow the same." Reference Book VIII, p. 403.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Robert Payne shewing that being deluded by false pretences by one Thomas Crabb junr. to be security for him and his father (who were employed in returning the Queen's Duty of Excise) in the penalty of 5,000l., in a very short time both the Crabbs were declared bankrupt and indebted to her Majesty in 2,799l. 6s. 3d.; and petitioner being sued has with much hardship paid 1,400l. in part thereof and must be obliged to reduce himself and his family to very great necessity by selling his estate to pay the remainder and has received no favour from the Excise Commissioners: therefore prays consideration of his case and stay of process until Lady day next that he may have time to dispose of his estate to the best advantage. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Robert Walpole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying for the clothing furnished for the late French Regiment of Dragoons of which Francis La Febreque was Lieut. Col.: to wit out of the offreckonings of the four discontinued Regiments of Ilay, Breton, Montandre and Magny.
Prefixing: report by said Walpole and by James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, on the memorial of Charles le Bass, agent of said Regiment, shewing that by royal warrant of April 24 last he was appointed to contract for the clothing of said Regiment, consisting of 12 Troops, and did so to an estimate of 5,883l. 0s. 7d., and in a little time afterwards the said clothing was shipped for Spain: but in the following August advice came that the Regiment was reduced on the 23 June 1708 from 12 to six Troops by order of Lieut. Gen. Stanhope and on the 23rd July following it was quite broke and the private men thereof were incorporated in other Regiments then serving in Spain: the confirmation whereof has made the contractors very pressing for payment from said Le Bass. The payment should commence from and after the Earl of Rivers' contract for that Regiment amounting to 6,727l. From the date of the breaking of the Regiment the offreckonings ceased and this left the whole last said contract unsatisfied, the whole offreckonings from the time of their being first raised to the time of their being reduced not being altogether sufficient to clear the first contract made by the Earl of Rivers. As the said [last] clothing did not timely arrive in Spain some part of it only was delivered to the proper Regiment before its reduction. The remainder was delivered to the Commissary of Stores in Spain, but soon afterwards, the greatest part of the clothing of Lord Raby's Regiment of Dragoons being burnt by accident in a transport in the river Thames, your Lordship [Treasurer Godolphin] ordered the abovesaid clothing to be issued from the Stores for said Raby's Regiment "which must otherwise have been made good at the expense of the public." We advise that the clothing be met out of the offreckonings of the four Regiments as above "which offreckonings your Lordship hath been pleased to direct should not be issued for such times as they had no men." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 93–5.
May 10. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a pension of 3s. a day to Judith Julia Coutiers, relict of Lieut. and Quarter Master Coutiers, in Major Gen. Sankey's Regiment of Foot: towards the support of herself, mother and children: as from 1710 Lady day: during pleasure: her husband having died in 1707 in service in Portugal and ever since she has been supported by her late father out of his pension of 5s. a day. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 183.
Same to same for a pension of 100l. per an. to Elizabeth Caldwell as a person deserving some mark of royal favour and bounty: to commence from Lady day last and to continue during pleasure. Ibid., p. 184.
Same to same for a pension of 300l. a year to John Prat Esq. and John Baley gent. and the survivor: as from Lady day last: during pleasure. Ibid., p. 185.
Same to same for a pension of 200l. per an. to Richard, Earl of Cavan: as from Lady day last: during pleasure: he being great grandson to Charles Lambert, late Earl of Cavan, who was sent into Ireland by Queen Elizabeth and was very instrumental in reducing that kingdom to the obedience of the Crown of England: but his grandfather and father were prevailed on by several persons to dispose of their estates and have left said Richard without any manner of fortune, having a great charge of small children. Ibid., pp. 186–7.