Warrant Book: February 1712, 11-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26, 1712. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.

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February 1712

Feb. 11. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Salt Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1711 Xmas quarter: total 433l. 10s. 8¾d. Money Book XXI, p. 484.
Letter of direction for 25,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by Sir John Lambert on malt anno 1712: and is intended to be paid over to said Lambert and other the remitters [of exchange] for so much in their bills on Lisbon at the rate of 5s. 3d. per milrei, for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal. Disposition Book XXI, p. 225.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from the Board of Greencloth concerning a quantity of French wines bought for her Majesty's service at Bordeaux. Please consider how they may be admitted to entry to prevent prejudice by delay in delivering them into her Majesty's cellars. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 115.
Same to the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches enclosing a letter [missing] from Signor Dominico Maria Vicetti. You are to deliver the chair as desired therein and to satisfy the informer out of incidents and at the same time to inform the chairmen that if for the future they make use of the said chair to carry any other person (for hire) except the said Signor Vicetti they will be liable to pay the penalty prescribed by the Act [of 9 Anne, c. 16, for licensing Hackney Coaches and Chairs]. Ibid., p. 116.
Thomas Harley to the Attorney General to require the several contracting brewers, now under prosecution, to put in perfect answers so that my Lord Treasurer may judge what satisfaction should be made to the public. Ibid., p. 117.
Same to same to report on the Duke of Grafton's memorial as Vice Admiral of Suffolk on the prosecution carried on by you against Ann North, widow, for wreck of the sea in the manor of Prenacre, Co. Suffolk. The Duke conceives that the verdict given in this case is not only a present injury to her Majesty but will be a future precedent of prejudice to the Crown. At the same time please consider the other memorial in behalf of widow North. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of William Lott, Jacob Banister and Robert Tong, farmers near Sheppey Island in Kent, shewing that they are under prosecution for a parcel of wool which they sold last summer to one Brook, a pretended clothier at Cranbrook, who concealed it upon the road and gave information against petitioners to one Tolput, an officer of the Customs: the petitioners allege they sold it at a market price and had sufferances from the Register as the law directs and the wool was delivered accordingly, but the said Brook being a notorious owler (though unknown to the petitioners) has tricked the petitioners, who, having compounded with the prosecutor and being no ways privy to the transportation of the said wool, pray that her Majesty's share in the said composition may be remitted. Reference Book IX, p. 47.
Feb. 12. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. each to Lady Charlott Duffus and to George Middleton, gent.: as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 437.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Donaldson, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage to Maryland whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 437. Order Book VIII, p. 153. Disposition Book XXI, p. 227.
Same for 200l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of her Majesty's Park called Hyde Park, for the charges of watering the Ring and the way leading thereto in the said park in the year 1711, being the like allowance which hath been yearly made for that service.
200l. to same for one year to 1711 Xmas for the salaries of the underkeepers of said park and to a person attending at the Gate thereof, as also for hay and beans for the deer there for said time. (Money orders dated Feb. 15 hereon.) (Letters of direction dated April 30 for the second sum and May 30 for the first sum.) Money Book XXI, p. 438. Order Book VIII, p. 154. Disposition Book XXI, pp. 259, 260.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1711 Xmas quarter: total 1,096l. 11s. 6d. (including 20l. 18s. 5d. for 5,021 ship letters; 10l. to George Denning for making up the account of the postage of the West India letters for six years at Xmas 1711 and 17l. 17s. 0d. for 4,164 ship letters). Money Book XXI, pp. 443–4.
Thomas Harley to the Admiralty Lords to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Colonels of the Marine Regiments praying that their clothiers may be paid 55,717l. 4s. 4½d. due to them for 2½ years' offreckonings to 1711 Dec. 24, although the muster rolls have not been duly returned: the Lord Treasurer considering that these Regiments and the discipline of them are more immediately under your care. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 118.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for paying to William Cockran 443l. 4s. 0d. for forage furnished for the Dragoons in North Britain on the allowance of one penny a day for each horse over and above what he receives out of the pay of the said Dragoons according to his contract, and is for 64 days from 1711 Oct. 15 to Dec. 17; and likewise to pay him for the future all sums due upon the said contract.
Prefixing: report by John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, on the above demand. Cockran contracted for said forage at a very low rate upon the hopes of being punctually paid upon the return of the certificates of the forage supplied by him. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 362–3.
Feb. 12. Commission by Treasurer Oxford to James Freebairn to be a Surveyor of the old and additional Duties on Houses in North Britain loco John Paterson, dismissed. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of said Duties in North Britain to pay 20l. per an. salary to said Freebairn as from 1711 Xmas.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 70, 99.
The like for James Ogilvie as a same in North Britain loco Robert Martin, dismissed. (A like dormant warrant for a like salary.) Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Revenue Commissioners. Ireland, to take effectual care that the quit rents charged with the payment of 3,500l. per an. to the Countess of Dorchester and 600l. per an. to Lady Letitia Russell be duly collected and accounted for, and the said pensions and arrears thereof be duly paid and that the overplus be accounted for to her Majesty: and further to send to the Lord Treasurer a particular state of the said quit rents.
Prefixing: memorial of Lady Leticia Russell, widow, shewing that for divers years she was kept out of her whole 600l. a year (granted to her by Wm. III. for 31 years) by reason of arrears owing on said Lady Dorchester's pension, but that said arrears are now cleared and that the fund is sufficient to pay both pensions. Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 255–6.
Feb. 13. Same by same to George, Lord Granville, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 1,357l. 10s. 6d. to Brigadier Windsor for all charges of raising and recruiting his Regiment between Dec. 1709 and Dec. 1710, to be distributed amongst the Officers of said Regiment accordingly: said sum being the whole of the respits on the said Regiment computed from the muster rolls between 18 Jan. 1709–10 and 22 Dec. following. And as the said sum (together with what the Regiment has received for men delivered over to other Regiments) is thought sufficient for the full charge of recruiting and filling up the same a clause is to be inserted in the said warrant that all payments to same advanced by Receivers of Land Tax shall be placed to the [debit] account of said Regiment.
Prefixing: report by P. Medows and Ja. Bruce [Comptrollers of Army Accounts] on the memorial of Brigadier Windsor shewing that said Regiment was reduced in Spain in Dec. 1709 and ordered to be new raised again in January following, when only 3l. per man was allowed to the said Brigadier for 468 men drafted and delivered to several Regiments, although Sir Charles Hotham was allowed 4l. per man for his new men reduced in the like case and at the same time 5l. per man had been allowed to Captains of other reduced Regiments. The respits are for their broken musters from January 1709–10 to April following (from the time they began to raise to the time they were complete), being 735l. 4s. 4d.; and 640l. 12s. 4d. for the time they were in garrison at Portsmouth, when they were twice drafted, whereby the duty became very severe on the remainder for the space of above eight months, and this and the unwholesomeness of the air of the said garrison caused a great mortality. Money Book XXI, pp. 441–2.
Letter of direction for 13,499l. 17s. 1d. to Visct, Ryalton, late Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is in full of what remains due for wages, board wages and purveyances in the Cofferer's Office for the quarter ended 1711 March 31: and is to be issued by 2,000l. a week as from this day. Disposition Book XXI, p. 227.
Feb. 13. Same for 15,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is intended to be paid over to James Milner for his bills on Lisbon given to said Brydges Dec. 10 last for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, half at sight and half at 30 days at 5s. 4d. per milrei. Ibid.
William Lowndes to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of the 4th inst. from Lieut. Gen. Cadogan touching the provision of forage for enabling the Troops to take the field early in the spring, with an estimate of the quantities to be provided. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 118.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt]. The Lord Treasurer has considered your report relating to an office for the Paymaster and Comptroller of the Two Million Lottery anno 1711. He directs that the said Paymaster be put in possession of the rooms or office now or lately used by Mr. Arnold, who was Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, "in order to be fitted up for their respective offices" [scilicet the offices of Fytche and Blunt, the said Paymaster and Comptroller respectively of the said Lottery]. Ibid.
Thomas Harley to Auditor Godolphin [Auditor for Wales] to report whether the fine of 200l. imposed by Sir Joseph Jekyll on Sheriff Francis Herbert has been estreated into the Exchequer and what is the best method of remitting [refunding or annulling] same by the Crown. Ibid., p. 119.
Same to Mr. Brydges. On your memorial of the 5th inst. the Lord Treasurer agrees that the money due to the Regiments in her Majesty's pay in Portugal for the extraordinary charge of their bread and fodder at the rates thought fit to be allowed them, be paid out of any undirected money remaining in the hands of your Deputy Paymaster there; taking care that an exact account be kept of the extraordinary charge so that her Majesty may reprize the same out of the King of Portugal's subsidy if so thought reasonable. In stating the account of the money due you are to have regard to those musters where the General has allowed a certain number of men to support the Regiments under the excessive charge of the said bread and forage. Ibid.
Same to [David] Earl of Portmore. Mr. Brydges, the Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, has at several times represented to my Lord Treasurer the great hazard and inconveniences he is liable to in the method of accounting for public money, for want of having lists of the effectives returned to his Deputy Paymaster in Portugal. I enclose his representation concerning the two British Regiments now in garrison at Gibraltar. Please report to my Lord Treasurer your objections in case you do not think fit to comply with what Mr. Brydges desires. Ibid.
Same to Secretary St. John. Her Majesty's share of the extra-ordinaries of the war in the Low Countries has been hitherto adjusted and paid by [on receipt of] the certificate of Monsieur Slingelandt, Secretary to the Council of the States General. But it is now thought fit that some person for the future should be appointed to examine and inspect into the equity of all demands upon that account; and that the certificates of such person should be the ground for any voucher to be taken for the Paymaster's discharge for all future payments upon that head. I enclose Mr. Brydges' memorial [missing] touching this matter. The Lord Treasurer thinks the thing reasonable to be done and desires you to move her Majesty that Henry Watkins, Esq., who is now in her service at the Hague, may be directed to do and perform the same and receive his instructions accordingly. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 120.
Feb. 13. Thomas Harley to Lord Lansdown, Secretary at War. On the 24th ult. the House of Commons resolved that the 2½ per cent. deducted from the Foreign Troops in her Majesty's pay is public money and ought to be accounted for. Please procure [prepare] a royal warrant to authorise James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to make the said deduction and to surcharge himself with the same in account. Ibid.
Feb. 13, 14,
16, 20, 22,
26, 29.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Knight as a landwaiter at Weymouth port loco Thomas Chamberlain, preferred to be collector of Poole port.
John Harrison as a tidesman at Whitehaven loco Anthony Patrickson, deceased.
Edward Beamand as a noontender in London port loco John Dale, deceased.
Richard Budge as a boatman at Beachley in Bristol port loco William Horsington, who relinquished.
James Ledicott as a tidesman at Plymouth loco Thomas Nottingham, deceased.
John Reeves as coastwaiter, London port, loco Francis Barber, deceased.
John Sherwood as Register of Certificates in the island of Guernsey loco Samuel Blinston, deceased.
William Abbot as a boatman at Harwich loco Edward Warren, deceased.
Robert Hodges as waterman in London port loco William Parker, deceased.
Edward Hunt as a tidesman at Lancaster loco Lawrence Whiteside, deceased.
Humphrey Bucknall (a tidesman at Bristol) as a tidesman in London port in the inferior list loco Robert Bellington, deceased.
Thomas Jenings (Jennings) to succeed said Bucknall in Bristol port.
Timothy Sacheverell as waiter and searcher at South Shields loco Richard Flagget, deceased.
Edward Bethone as surveyor of Poole port loco Thomas Paris, deceased.
Lancelot Jordan as landwaiter at Lyme loco said Bethone. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 391, 393.
Feb. 13. Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, shewing that there is three of the said Lottery Tickets missing which he has paid, viz, two in the 109th payment and one in the 112th payment: therefore praying that same may be allowed in his accounts and that same may be passed upon his giving security to indemnify the Government in case the said three lost tickets and 12 more which yet remain unclaimed in his books to Michaelmas 1710 should be demanded. Reference Book IX, p. 47.
Feb. 13. Same to James Brydges of the petition of William Watson shewing that in Aug. 1709 the Queen ordered the Regiments of Inchiquin, Gore and two others to be sent from Ireland to Catalonia and 84 days' pay to be advanced to each, amounting to 1,981l. 11s. 0d. each, which was paid by Mr. How to Col. Gore and two others of the said Colonels, but to Lord Inchiquin's Regiment only 1,500l. was paid; that petitioner, being then Agent to Lord Inchiquin's Regiment, advanced the whole 1,981l. 11s. 0d. and is yet out of pocket 481l. 11s. 0d.: therefore prays payment thereof with 2¾ years' interest and some reward for his great trouble in two winter journeys from Ireland. Ibid., p. 48.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Managers and Directors of the Two Million venture of 9 Anne. I have appointed William Fytche to take in the tickets on receipts which were delivered out to the contributors or adventurers on the Act for the said Adventure and to make forth the orders in exchange therefor. For performance thereof it is necessary for you to deliver over to him the books out of which the said Adventurers' tickets or receipts were cut and the corresponding tickets or receipts drawn before you which entitle the contributors to their respective chances in the said Adventure, and also the book kept by you in which are entered and registered all the tickets drawn and the chances attending them with their course of payment. You are hereby authorised to do this. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 363.
Commission by same to Robert Pilkington to be a surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Cutting, dismissed. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Wilts to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Pilkington as from 13 Feb. 1711–12.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 70, 99.
The like for John Edwards as a same loco Jonathan Taylor, dismissed. (A like warrant to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Monmouth to pay him the like salary from 13 Feb. inst.) Ibid.
Feb. 14. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 435l. 15s. 4d. and 54l. 4s. 4d. to Simon, Visct. Fanshaw, Queen's Remembrancer, for parchment books respectively for the Customers, Comptrollers and seachers of the outports and for the Surveyor General of London port for one year from Xmas 1710. Money Book XXI, p. 439.
Money warrant for 135l. to the officers and keepers, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year to 1711 Sept. 29 on their several fees and allowances. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 31 hereon.) Ibid., p. 440. Order Book VIII, p. 175. Disposition Book XXI, p. 272.
Feb. 14. Money order for 40l. to Peter Le Neve and William Hutchinson, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, for 1711 Michaelmas and Hilary terms on their allowance of 40l. per an. each for extra-ordinary pains and service in sorting and ordering records. Order Book VIII, p. 166.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to present Charles Hay for the first vacancy, he being late a riding surveyor in North Britain who prays some employment in the Customs here. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 120.
Same to same returning the report on John Banfeild's petition. Is the parcel of money which was seized which belonged to him legally condemned ? If so, how may it be remitted ? Ibid., p. 121.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Secretaries of the Treasury) to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Don Luis D'Cunha, the Portugal Ambassador, desiring that 2,000l. may be paid him on account of the Portuguese King's subsidy, and deducted out of the same, the exchange to be regulated according to the last remittances for Portugal. If you have no objections to making this payment, how may it be negotiated so as to be paid out of the money in Mr. Morrice's hands, "no money having been yet granted by Parliament for Subsidies" ? Ibid.
Confirmation by Treasurer the Earl of Oxford of the money order for one year to the Civil officers of Scotland, ut supra, p. 113. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 477.
Feb. 15. Thomas Harley to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer has considered your report touching the replacing Regiments in Ireland to fill up vacancies on the Establishment there; and has had the opinion of the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant, thereon. My Lord agrees that the Regiments of Franks, Tyrrell, Feilding and Stanwix be placed on the said Establishment from Dec. 23 last and that 4l. a man levy money for the effective men be paid out of the revenues of Ireland: and that for the further filling up the said vacancies three of the seven Regiments lately returned from Canada (which are to consist but of 12 Companies each) be sent thither and placed on the said Establishment from Dec. 23 last, taking care that the accounts of these three Regiments be stated to the time of their embarcation and that what shall appear to have been received for their pay since Dec. 23 last be made good to the Paymaster here by remittances from Ireland; which remittances are to be placed to the Regiments' accounts there.
Please obtain the Queen's orders to be signified to the Lord Lieutenant for complying with every the matters and things above agreed to. My Lord Treasurer understands that Col. Franks has been under censure or judgment of a Court Martial and would know the state of the case as to that matter before anything [as to the above] be done in relation to him. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 121.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] relating to the prejudices that arise to her Majesty's revenues by the sugaries in Scotland. Ibid., p. 122.
Feb. 15. Same to the Duke of Somerset [as Master of the Horse] for a statement of the debt at Xmas last on the Extraordinaries of the Stables; distinguished under the like heads as the [ordinary] expense of the Stables.
The like letter severally to Mr. Compton [for the Queen's private bounties and pensions].
to Mr. Roberts [for the Works at Windsor].
to Mr. Dartiquenave [for the Board of Works].
to Mr. Pigot for the Robes.
to the Duke of Montagu [for the Great Wardrobe].
to Lord Masham [as Cofferer of the Household].
to Lord FitzHardinge [as Treasurer of the Chamber].
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Thomas Baker and William Gosseling, the persons constituted and appointed for recovering arrears of prizes, to take all effectual means to levy and recover the balance due on the accounts of Alexander Hamilton, late Agent for Prizes in the West Indies: the Lord Treasurer adhering to his warrant of 1711 July 5 [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books Vol. XXV, p. 352], "save only that instead of the 5 per cent. and such further sum as you had power by the said warrant to allow in compensation of his fare, service and expenses in and about the debt which by his means was recovered of Mr. Browne, which together was not to exceed 10 per cent., you do allow to the said Alexander Hamilton the full 10 per cent. for his commission and charges thereupon."
prefixing: report by said Baker and Gosselin dated Prize Office 5 Oct. 1711 on the second petition of said Hamilton. In our report on his first petition we recommended 5 per cent. allowance on the recovery of Brown's debt, which was usual [allowance] in other prize business. But as it appeared from the Journal of his proceedings that this recovery was managed with extraordinary assiduousness and fatigue and was a very close prosecution, we recommend the whole 10 per cent.: "in consideration thereof we did as a compensation for the said last 5 per cent. allow him 200l. in a gross sum, which is 114l. 19s. 0d. short of the said 10 per cent., and this he thinks a hardship which induces him again to intercede," and to annex a certificate of several merchants in favour thereof. As to the 3,000l. remitted by Mr. Brown while he [Hamilton] was at Jamaica, on which he also craves an allowance, we think it improper as it does not affect his account. "As to the difference of exchange on his salary, which he says we insist on settling at 25 per cent., we did in our last report acquaint your Lordship that comparing the remittances which had been made by bills on the Navy and Victualling during the [time of the] late Commission of Prizes as well as the money which had been sent from Jamaica in her Majesty's ship, we thought it a reasonable allowance. However, upon perusing the certificates annexed to his petition and in regard the last bill which was remitted from thence to his [head Prize] Office, drawn on a merchant in London, was at 35 per cent. exchange between Jamaica and London, and that whatever shall appear due from the petitioner on the balance of his account is to be paid in sterling money here without any risque," we think he may reasonably have the same allowance as other merchants have upon remittances from thence, Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 364–5.
Feb. 16. Money orders for Hilary term 1711 salary to the Welsh Judges as follows: viz.
75l. to Edward Jeffreys as Second Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan.
75l. to William Banastre as Chief Justice of same.
75l. to William Brydges as Second Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
75l. to Charles Cox as Chief Justice of same.
75l. to William Jessop as Second Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea.
250l. to Sir Joseph Jekyl for Michaelmas and Hilary term 1711 as Chief Justice of Chester.
50l. to John Ward for Hilary term as Second Justice of Chester.
50l. to same for same term as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery.
Order Book VIII, p. 157.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is intended to be applied to sea service of the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XXI, p. 228.
Thomas Harley to Mr. Brydges. You have represented to my Lord Treasurer the inconveniences that have happened and may arise by having two Deputy Paymasters of the Troops in her Majesty's pay in the Low Countries and also that the present two Deputies have declined to give you security and that therefore you intend to put the payment of the said Forces into the hands of John Drummond as fitly qualified and ready to give security. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to your so appointing him. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 123.
Feb. 18. Letter of direction for 13,562l. 14s. 4d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans on malt anno 1712: and is to be applied by him towards carrying on from Dec. 23 last the subsistence of the Troops and Companies [of Guards and Garrisons] under his care of pay, including the 12 Companies of Invalids. "Such part of the aforegoing directions as happen not to be satisfied out of loans in ready money you [the Auditor of the Receipt] may please (since other tallies are ordered to be struck on this fund) to issue out of loans to be made in the name of Mr. How." Disposition Book XXI, p. 228.
Feb. 19. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to John Drummond, Esq., without account: in satisfaction of so much advanced by him to George Gordon, gent., pursuant to her Majesty's command. Money Book XXI, p. 438.
Money order for 1,495l. 9s. 5½d. to Samuell Edwyn, Usher of the Exchequer: for necessaries by him delivered to the new Offices at the Receipt of the Exchequer in the half year ended 1710 Lady day: viz. Offices as follows:
£ s. d.
for the annuities of 14 per cent. and survivorship 202 18 10
ditto [annuities] for the year 1706 71 17
ditto [annuities] for the year 1707 5 5 10½
ditto [annuities] for the year 1708, first Act 5 9 9
ditto [annuities] for the year 1708, second Act 5 16 11¾
Million Lottery Office 32 2
Malt Lottery Office 31 13
Exchequer Bills [Office] 1,140 5
£1,495 9
Order Book VIII, p. 155.
Feb. 19. Same for 1,499l. 5s. 9¼d. to same for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer in Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1709. Ibid., p. 156.
Letter of direction for 500l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be applied to the payment of such messengers' bills as shall be allowed by Secretary St. John for their journeys in carrying the despatches to the Plenipotentiaries in Holland and bringing those which are sent from thence. (Thomas Harley to the Treasurer of the Chamber dated same to so pay same.) Disposition Book XXI, p. 230.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges enclosing letters written by the Earl of Strafford to Mr. Sweet about stopping money from the Foreign Troops [in her Majesty's pay] in order to pay it to the Contractors for forage and for paying 10,000 guilders to the Colonel of Ottingen's [Ottinghen's] Regiment. If any directions are to be given thereon the Lord Treasurer desires you to lay a memorial before him. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 123.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a clause for a privy seal relating to subscriptions to South Sea Stock to be made by Mr. Lansdale, Deputy to the Paymaster of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Thomas Harley to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt]. Mr. Fytche and Mr. Blunt are put into possession of the rooms where the Malt Lottery Office was kept: and [thereupon] Mr. Arnold, the Paymaster of the Malt Tickets, has desired (inasmuch as there are several of the said tickets yet standing out to pay) that he may remove his cheque books and papers to the late Office for Circulating Exchequer Bills or some other convenient place. Please report your opinion hereon to my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to attend my Lord Treasurer to-morrow midday with an account of the condition of her Majesty's Forces in Spain as to their pay and the money remaining in the [Deputy] Paymaster's hands towards carrying on the same. My Lord understands that all the British Troops there want clothes. He desires to be informed of the state of their clothing [? the condition of the clothing itself or the outstanding amount of the deduction fund], what is due for offreckonings and when the last clothing was sent thither. Ibid., p. 124.
Feb. 19. Thomas Harley to the Postmaster General not to appoint a Deputy Postmaster of Basingstoke till my Lord Treasurer has spoken to you about it. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 124.
Treasury reference to William Borret of the petition of Dorothy Huse shewing that she was tried for keeping a disorderly house and falsely accused by malicious persons and has lain near two years in prison in a starving condition, having six children and nothing to relieve them: therefore praying to be discharged. Reference Book IX, p. 48.
Thomas Harley to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Provost and Moneyers of the Mint in the Tower praying payment of 2,700l. 5s. 3½d. on their several allowances for the re-coinage of the money in Scotland since the Union. Should the money be issued to the said Master of the Mint here, or to the executors of Mr. Allardes, late Master of the Mint in Scotland, or to the said Provost; "and what care will be necessary to be taken for deducting or abating the same (or so much thereof as by the rules of the Mint here ought to have been borne by the said Mr. Allardes) out of the demands or allowances to be made to his executors in the accounts which they are to render," Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 304.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. The Lord Treasurer directs you to present. John Pringle on a proper [suitable] vacancy in the Customs. Ibid.
Feb. 20. Royal letters patent appointing John Meyricke, Esq., to be Chief Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea. Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, pp. 331–2.
Thomas Harley to the Treasurer of the Navy. It is the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that the Marquess of Carmarthen be paid the flag pay due to him at Xmas last out of the next money that shall be imprested to you at the Exchequer, notwithstanding the debt owing by the said Marquess to the Newells. Disposition Book XXI, p. 228.
Letter of direction for the salaries of the Judges et al. for last Hilary term as follows: viz.
the thirteen Judges at Westminster 3,250
Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester 125
the Second Justice of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery 100
the six Judges of Wales on their 300l. per an each 450
the eleven Masters in Chancery for 1711 Xmas quarter 275
Ibid., p. 229.
Feb. 20. Same for 52,062l. 18s. 4d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be paid over to Sir John Lambert et al., remitters, [viz. 50,000l.] for their bills for 50,000l. on Amsterdam and Antwerp given Dec. 18 last at 10 guilders 10 stivers and 2,062l. 18s. 4d. for interest to them for the advance of money, when the account [of such interest] shall be settled. Ibid.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house in Bond Street of Brigadier Breton, who is going as her Majesty's Envoy to the King of Prussia, to seal his goods in order to their transport. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 124.
Same to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of William Cockran in relation to forage for Troops at Glasgow. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Lord Treasurer agrees that the rooms within the house, where the Office for Circulating Exchequer Bills was kept, be put into Mr. Arnold's possession for him to remove thither the cheque books and papers which belonged to the Malt Lottery Office. Ibid., p. 125.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General and Solicitor General to peruse and perfect the drafts of the Instruments and privy seals as follows and to prepare and adjust the forms of all such warrants and Instruments as shall be necessary for applying or transferring any part of the South Sea Public Stock and [for] borrowing money thereupon: viz.
(1) an Instrument to adjust stock for the use of the public in the South Sea Company.
(2) a Queen's warrant for a privy seal to approve the said Instrument and to direct the subscribing and charging and disposing of the same to public uses.
(3) a warrant grounded upon the privy seal already passed for applying stock to satisfy the clothiers of the Army.
(4) a same grounded upon the said former privy seal for borrowing money upon stock for the use of the Forces and prescribing a defeazance for redeeming the same.
(5) a warrant desired by the Directors of the South Sea Company.
(6) a clause to be added to the privy seal now to be passed relating to debentures subscribed by Mr. Lansdale: with a letter from the Board of Ordnance.
(7) a memorial to Mr. Howe and Mr. Brydges concerning their transfers [of South Sea Stock].
(8) a paper offered on behalf of the South Sea Company to be made part of the privy seal now to be passed when the blank shall be filled up which was left for inserting all the subscriptions and transfers of the public stock.
(9) a certificate signed by the South Sea Company's Accomptant of all the subscriptions.
(10) an account of what sums have been subscribed into the capital stock of the South Sea Company for the use of the Navy and Victualling by Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy.
(11) an account of what South Sea Stock has been transferred by the said Cæsar out of the 168,100l. tallies and orders on the subsidies anno 1710 subscribed by him into the said stock.
(12) an account of what South Sea Stock has been transferred by the said Cæsar out of the 288,600l. 7s. 2d. (part of the 500,000l. stock for the service of the year 1711).
(13) a certificate signed by the Company's Accomptant of transfers [of South Sea Stock] made by the Treasurer of the Navy and by James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad.
(14) Mr. Lansdale's certificate of all sums subscribed into the South Sea Company by the Treasurer of the Ordnance.
(15) Mr. Micklethwaite's certificate of what was subscribed by him for the use of the public to the capital stock of the said Company.
(16) memorial from the Sub Governor and Deputy Governor of the said Company about the draft of the Instrument and the privy seal relating to South Sea Stock for the use of the public.
(17) draft of a warrant for borrowing money on the public stock in the said Company by the Paymasters of the Army &c.
Out Letters (General) XX, pp. 125–6.
Feb. 20. William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the bills [missing] for repairs at the Queen's Mews at Charing Cross and Kensington between July 1705 and April 1711 which are yet unpaid, amounting to 1,649l. 5s. 10½d. Ibid., p. 126.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of John Winter shewing that he commenced a suit for debt against John Hodgson, merchant, who thereupon filed two bills in Chancery and after several processes [? petitioner] had judgment awarded for him [? petitioner], but an extent being sent from the Government the Sheriff of the County sold the personal estate in gross to three of Hodgson's friends at a much lower price than the real value and much to the detriment of petitioner: therefore praying that the sale of the estate and the remainder after satisfaction made to the Crown may be applied to the petitioner.
In the margin: a fresh reference dated Feb. 26 hereof to the Customs Commissioners. Reference Book IX, p. 49.
Same to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides &c. of the petition of Samuell Betteress, Thomas Penny et al., shewing that since the commencement of said Duties divers parcels of skins have been exported and drawback debentures duly given to the exporters by the Collector of London port, but the Commissioners for Hides refuse to pay same on pretence that the collectors do not certify the mark or stamp [as being] on every such hide and the Customs Commissioners refuse it on the same account. Ibid., p. 51.