Warrant Book: March 1712, 1-10

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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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March 1712

Mar. 1. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt of the Exchequer to apply certain surplusages and unappropriated moneys as follows to aid the deficiencies of the funds granted by Parliament: to wit to distribute, issue and apply sufficient sums to complete one quarter on the annuities of 40,000l. per an. and 80,000l. per an. purchased under the two several Acts of 6 Anne, c. 39 and 48, that is to say by adding said sums to the several and respective sums now in Exchequer of the funds appropriated for the said annuities: "the sums gained by rebate of interest for the payments advanced on the said annuities being to be taken as part of the said funds ": the list of the said surplusages and unappropriated moneys being as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
of the 25 per cent. on French goods 137 0
of the Plantation Duties 1,402 12
of the Subsidies granted anno 1703 15 13 10
of the Additional Aid of 12d. per £ 2 14 0
of the 25l. per ton on French wines imported 6,137 17 8
of the two thirds Additional Excise 9 10 4
of the Salvage money [being a surrendered perquisite of the Lord High Admiral] 117 19 10
of the Malt anno 1709 964 15 2
of the Malt anno 1710 1,323 18 11
of the first 3s. Aid 12 8 0
of the third 4s. Aid 0 4 0
of the fourth 4s. Aid 96 0 0
of the eighth 4s. Aid 1,000 0 0
of the tenth 4s. Aid 548 2
of the eleventh 4s. Aid 6,678 15
of the twelfth 4s. Aid 3,140 3
£21,590 15
Money Book XXI, p. 450.
Mar. 1. Money warrant for 42l. 10s. 0d. to Paul Jodrell for 4¼ years to 1711 Xmas on his fee of 10l. per an. as Clerk of the House of Commons. Ibid., p. 451.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditors of Imprests to give allowance to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, in his account of the Customs for the year ended 1711 Xmas, of the sums of 358l. 10s. 0d., 102l. 0s. 6d. and 191l. 19s. 10d. for his incidents, to wit for porterage and cartage of money to the Exchequer; and for fees there for striking tallies of discharge; and for the charges of passing divers accounts.
prefixing: accounts of the said incidents. Ibid., p. 452.
Thomas Harley to same enclosing Mr. Borret's memorial [missing] relating to the late Earl of Ranelagh's accounts as Paymaster General of the Forces. Please consult the Attorney General in preparing the draft of a warrant to put said accounts in the speediest method of adjusting and securing or recovering what may be due to the Crown thereupon. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 139.
Same to the Commissioners for Duties on Hides. I have read to my Lord your memorial as to the charges of prosecutions. You are to adjust the accounts thereof and pay them when adjusted rather than to have imprests made to you for that purpose. My Lord agrees with your report that Mr. Andrews be obliged to pay the 1,204l. 5s. 0d. as therein and you are to take all due measures to compel him. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Barnabas Scudamore concerning his accounts as late collector of Liverpool port. Ibid.
Mar. 1. William Lowndes to General Lumley enclosing the contracts that have been made for bread and bread waggons for the Forces in Flanders for the last three years, together with propositions from Mr. Vander Kaa to contract for the same for the year 1712 and a report made thereon by the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army. The Lord Treasurer desires that in concert with Generals Cadogan and Wythers you will treat and conclude with Vander Kaa or any other for furnishing bread and bread waggons for the present year upon the best terms you can and to send hither the articles to be executed by my Lord on her Majesty's behalf. At the same time the contractor is to send his power of attorney for execution of the same and for giving a bond for performance of his covenants. [All the enclosures referred to in this letter are missing.] Ibid., p. 140.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the petition of some of the youngest Officers of General Steuart's Regiment who, by her Majesty's order, have a certain abatement out of their pay for the support of a superannuated Major, praying that said Major may have a pension of 200l. per an. on the Military List of Ireland in view of the hardness of their case. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 256.
Mar. 2. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. The accounts of William Bird, late Auditor and Cashier of her Majesty's revenues in Virginia, commencing 20 June 1688 (the time of his entering into that office) and ending 4 Dec. 1704 (the day of his death), have been cast away in one of her Majesty's ships coming from thence. Duplicates thereof, examined by the President and Council there, have been laid before my Lord Treasurer with a representation made thereon by William Blathwaite, Auditor General of the Plantations. Please draft a privy seal for passing the said accounts and for settling and establishing a method of passing all the accounts for the future of the Receivers General and Cashiers of her Majesty's revenues in the several Plantations and Colonies in America. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 160.
Mar. 3. Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by James Milner on Malt anno 1712: and is intended to be paid to said Milner for his bills of exchange on Barcelona payable as weighty doubloons of gold of four pieces of Eight to the Doubloon at 4s. 8d. per piece of Eight: and is to be for the service of the Forces in her Majesty's pay in Spain. Disposition Book XXI, p. 233.
Same for 4,450l. to Robert Corker, being the sum remaining to complete his order for 40,000l. for buying tin in Cornwall and Devon: to be issued out of Civil List moneys "preferable to any other payments already directed and notwithstanding any other directions to the contrary." Ibid., p. 234.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the East India Company. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 140.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the East India Company. Ibid.
Mar. 4. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill according to the method of the Navy Office for paying Mr. William Borrett, Solicitor of the Treasury, the sum of 2,092l. 8s. 7½d. to satisfy the bill of charges relating to two Commissions passed under the Great Seal for taking Subscriptions to the South Sea and Fishery Corporation.
prefixing: an account of the clerks' salaries and other charges attending the said two Commissions. (fn. 1) Money Book XXI, pp. 270–1.
Thomas Harley to the Postmaster General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Trevanion containing great complaints against the Postmaster of Bodmin and recommending one John Williams for that employment. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 141.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to certify the Lord Treasurer whether or not there are before you any tickets made out on or before 1711 March 25 for wages to seamen or others whereby [the amounts demanded to that date on the head of] their wages are ascertained (except the Parliament tickets [under the Act 4 Anne, c. 6, cl. 10 and 12]) "and if there are any such, to transmit an account thereof to his Lordship." Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Duties on Hides &c. The House of Commons by their Address of the 3rd inst. (fn. 2) desired an account of the gross and neat produce of the Duties on hides, skins, vellom and parchment granted last Session. The Lord Treasurer directs you to prepare same and lay it before the House and to distinguish [therein] the charge of management for the time past from the growing charge for the future and to specify what Excise officers and House Duty officers have been or are to be employed [on the said Duties on hides] for lessening the said charge of management. (Christopher Tilson to said Commissioners to let Mr. Lowndes see said account before it is given in to the House.) Ibid.
Mar. 4, 11,
12, 17, 21.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuel Scofield as a tidesman at Bristol loco Thomas Jennings, who declined same.
Robert Griffith as waiter and searcher at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco Richard Massey, dismissed.
John Cole, junr., as a tidesman in Bristol port loco Samuell Scofield, who refuses to accept same.
Charles Farley to be instructed in the business of the Customs.
Peter Woodley as a boatman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco Thomas Guppy, dismissed for fraud.
Stephen Scot (who had for some years acted under the Surveyor of the Navigation Act) as Surveyor of said Act loco Edward Lane, deceased.
Anthony Stagg as a boatman at Shields in Newcastle port loco Jeremiah Roper, deceased.
Thomas Burgoin as Surveyor of Bideford and Barnstaple loco Sidney Strode, deceased.
Simon Worth to succeed Burgoin as Surveyor of Falmouth. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 393, 397, 398, 401.
Mar. 4. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Stephens, gent., for a fresh term in a warren of Ewelme and the scite of the late manor house of Ewelme, Co. Oxford. Reference Book IX, p. 54.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Hawley for a further term in the offices of bailiff and collector of the manors of Wallingford and Ewelme, Cos. Oxford and Berks. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the widows and mothers that lost their husbands and sons on board the Edgar, shewing that being in a very poor condition most of them have great families and live at a great distance from London; that they have been in town a long time expecting to receive the wages due in the Edgar, but not receiving same are run much in debt: therefore praying consideration of their condition to prevent their utter ruin. Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Daniel De la Force, Secretary to the late Earl of Feversham, praying a pension on the Establishment of Ireland for his support. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 256.
Mar. 5. Thomas Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. On the petition of the Colonels whose Regiments suffered by the shipwreck at Canada, praying a supply of arms for those lost thereby, the Board of Ordnance have reported that their method is only to arm Regiments when they are first raised, but that upon some extraordinary occasions non-effective men have been (as they are informed) allowed upon the muster rolls till arms have been paid for or some other way has been found out for relief. Please consider this case in its consequence, as also the laws concerning musters and the uses to which respits or non-effective money may be applied. [In this case] what does the charge of the mounting come to and what is the difference between the full muster of those Regiments for the two months ended Oct. 23 last and the effectives in being within that time? Out Letters (General) XX, p. 142.
William Lowndes to Mr. Grainger. The Lord Treasurer gives you fourteen days' leave of absence. Ibid., p. 143.
Mar. 6. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of the gross and neat produce of the Duties on leather, hides and skins from the commencement thereof to the present. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 141.
Thomas Harley to Lord Lansdown to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Major General John Pepper as to pay of the Officers en second of his Regiment who were appointed thereto after the battle of Almanza. May they not be satisfied out of the pay of the non-effectives of the said Regiment ? Ibid., p. 142.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Nicholas Davies, waiter and searcher in the Isle of Man. Ibid., p. 143.
Same to the Salt Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer recommends the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Potter, a watchman of the salt Duties at Hilbre Island, for some better preferment. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Shelley, Surveyor of Newcastle port, setting forth the disadvantages to the revenue as well as uneasiness to the [Customs] Commissioners by goods passing under wrong denomination, [which is] occasioned by a general unskilfulness in the method of business; for prevention of which he proposes an Inspector or Surveyor under a general character and conceives himself fitly qualified. Reference Book IX, p. 55.
Mar. 7. Letter of direction for 100,000l. to James Brydges: out of loans to be made by him on Malt anno 1712; "for which loans interest is to commence from the dates of the tallies." The said sum is intended to be reserved in Brydges' hands for the use of the Forces under his pay in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall direct. Disposition Book XXI, p. 234.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the cleaning and mending of sconces at St. James's: to an estimate of 46l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 64.
Mar. 8. William Lowndes to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt. As to the usual fee of 6 pence in the pound taken by the officers of the Exchequer on moneys issued for secret service, it is the Queen's pleasure that the said fee thereon shall be demanded but once a year from this instant March 8 and shall be paid according to certificates to be signed by you yearly. The Lord Treasurer desires you to take notice thereof and to notify the officers of the Receipt concerned. Disposition Book XXI, p. 261.
Mar. 9. Money warrant for 40l. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for one year to 1711 Xmas on his salary. Money Book XXI, p. 472.
Mar. 10. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford [to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to assign to the clothiers concerned as follows the sum of 42,154l. 18s. 10¼d. out of the 409,600l. 7s. 6½d. of South Sea Stock subscribed by you into the South Sea Company in conformity with Treasurer Oxford's warrant of 1711 July 26, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 377, and in conformity with the privy seal of 1711 Dec. 11, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 569: the said clothiers being certified to be entitled to the sums as follows for offreckonings of her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries to 1711 Dec. 22 as part of the full sum of 83,934l. 16s. 4d. certified to be due for the whole of the said offreckonings. Of the said sum of 42,154l. 18s. 10d. you are forthwith to assign to the said several persons two thirds thereof, making 28,103l. 5s. 11½d., and the remaining one third is to be assigned on the 23 June next.
prefixing: certificate [by said Brydges] of the persons entitled to the said offreckonings "as the same appears by assignments [from the Regimental Colonels or their Agents to the Regimental clothiers] entered in this [the Army Paymaster's] Office, whereof one third part was by your Lordship's warrant of the 28th of December last [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 606–7] to be transferred on that day; one third part more on the 28th of Feb. last and the remainder on the 23rd of June next; according to which the two thirds should be now transferred."
persons entitled to the offreckonings. total sum payable.
£ s. d.
Alexander Strahan 2,599 18
John Heylin 2,599 18
James Cuthbert 3,468 17 10½
John Elliot 6,069 4 11
Henry Cornish 2,904 10 8
Richard Palmer 3,030 0 5
Samuel Green 1,710 15 6
ditto 1,694 13
Sir William Scawen 250 0 0
Messrs. Hen. Emmett and John London 3,030 0 5
Daniel Garrett 1,802 5
John Heylin 1,938 9
John London 1,091 10
James Powell 3,030 0 5
Henry Cornish 2,839 17
Robert Finlay 1,309 16 9
Marmaduke Soul 1,981 0
Robert Petre 803 17 8
£42,154 18 10
Ibid., pp. 272–3.
Mar. 10. Money warrant for 744l. 3s. 6d. to Thomas Lowther for fees paid at the Exchequer and Treasury on money received and paid for secret services from 29 May 1711 to 8 March 1711–12. (Money order dated March 11 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 12 hereon.) Ibid., p. 454. Order Book VIII, p. 159. Disposition Book XXI, p. 235.
Same for 200,072l. 15s. 7d. to Charles Blunt, Esq., Paymaster of the Two Million Adventure, as by the Act for Licensing Hackney Coaches &c., 9 Anne, c. 16, which Act secured a yearly fund of 186,670l. for 32 years, to be applied to the satisfaction of the Contributors to same: the present payment to be as imprest and upon account for payment of the said principal and interest moneys and for other purposes as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
out of moneys brought into the Exchequer upon certain Duties as in the said Act on or before Sept. 29 last (except 285l. 14s. 3d. issued to Mr. Rhodes out of the same Duties to defray incident expenses in the execution of the said Act): and is to pay and discharge in accordance with the directions of said Act so much of the principal money in the course of payment thereby established 11,902 15 7
for one year of the said fund so appropriated and is for and towards the further paying and discharging of the principal and interest as above, accounting the said year to commence as the said Act directs from the 29th of September 1711 186,670 0 0
for and towards satisfying and paying the salaries &c. to the officers and clerks employed in this affair from the commencement of their allowance to 29 Sept. 1712 1,500 0 0
£200,072 15 7
Appending: certificate by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that there has been paid into the Exchequer the sum of 11,902l. 14s. 7d. on the abovesaid fund before 1711 Sept. 29, besides the said 285l. 14s. 3d.; and 22,992l. 1s. 0¾d. between 1711 Sept. 29 and 1711 Dec. 25, besides 1,428l. 11s. 4¾d. issued out of the Receipt to Mr. Roads [Rhodes] for [incident] uses as above. (Money order dated March 21 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 454–6. Order Book VIII, p. 162.
Mar. 10. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. A Committee of the House of Commons (fn. 3) has directed a list to be laid before it next Thursday of the grants, patents and warrants for all officers employed in the Customs. You are to send me such a list in order to be laid before the Committee. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 143b.
Same to Lord Lansdown for a like list of officers or forragers employed in the [forage] contracts for North Britain: to be laid before the above Committee. Ibid.
Same to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for a like list of all officers employed in the Exchequer; to be laid before the above Committee. Ibid.
Mar. 10. Same to the Customs Commissioners to use all diligence in getting in the moneys due on the Two Thirds Subsidy on the Act of Parliament [the Two Thirds Additional Tonnage and Poundage granted by 2–3 Anne, c. 18, for four years from 8 March 1704–5 and continued by 6 Anne, c. 50, for three years to 7 March 1711–12] which determined the 7th inst.; and then to send my Lord Treasurer an account of all the arrears standing out thereupon with your opinion what such arrears may produce. Ibid.
Same to same to send an officer to the house of Monsieur Marshall [Johann August, Marschall van Bieberstein], the King of Prussia's Minister, in St. James's Street, to seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. On Mr. Alexander Stevenson's petition praying that the sundry debts owing to him for subsistence advanced to several her Majesty's Regiments now and late in Spain and Portugal may be accepted in account in discharge of so much of a debt owing by him to the Queen for small clothing, I enclose Mr. Brydges' report [missing] thereupon. Please call the Agents of those Regiments before you and require them to adjust or determine their accounts with said Stevenson so that Brydges may be enabled to charge the Regiments with the balance. Please also examine Stevenson's account of the said clothing. Ibid.
Report to the Queen by Treasurer Oxford about making several foreign coins [to be] current in Ireland by Proclamation. I have received from the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the letter to me as in (a) infra and the Representation as in (b) infra, made to him by the Lords Justices and the Council there, setting forth that as the law now stands in Ireland no person can be punished for counterfeiting foreign coins unless the same have by Proclamation been made current [there]; further that in the last Proclamation several species of foreign gold coins were omitted which are frequent there, and therefore the Lord Lieutenant prays your Majesty's directions for making all such foreign pieces of gold as pass in payment in Ireland to be current there by Proclamation.
I referred same to the Master and Worker of the Mint in the Tower to report as to the proper values to be set on the foreign gold coins now desired to be thus made current. I submit his report thereon as in (c) infra and am of opinion it may be proper to issue such Proclamation for settling the currency of foreign gold coins according to the values as in (a) infra.
Appending: (a) said letter from the Duke of Ormonde to Treasurer Oxford dated Feb. 4 last setting out the state of the law as above and that in the last Proclamation several species of foreign coin such as Quadruple Pistoles of Spanish gold, Double Louis d'ors &c. were omitted which are now frequent there, the greatest part of the current cash of that kingdom consisting of foreign money.
(b) Representation dated Jan. 8 last to the said Duke of Ormonde from the Lords Justices and Council of Ireland. Some of the Judges who went the last summer's circuit in this kingdom have informed us that several criminals had been indicted and tried for counterfeiting Quadruple Pistoles of gold and other foreign coin which pass in payment here, but could not be punished under the late Act [7 Anne, c. 25] against Counterfeiting because it happened by mistake that the said coin and Double Louis d'ors and other pieces of foreign gold were omitted in the last Proclamation: "and because we do not think proper to take upon us to issue a Proclamation for making any coin [to be] current here without directions from her Majesty" we desire directions to us to issue a Proclamation making current the Quadruple Pistole of Spanish gold weighing 408 grains to pass at 3l. 14s. 0d.; the Double Spanish Pistole weighing 204 grains at 1l. 17s. 0d.; the Double French Louis d'or weighing 204 grains at 1l. 17s. 0d.; the Quarter Spanish Pistole weighing 25½ grains at 4s. 7½d.; the Quarter French Pistole [Louis d'or] of same weight at same price; the Portugal piece of gold called a Moydor weighing 168 grains at 1l. 10s. 6d.; the Half Moydor weighing 84 grains at 15s. 3d.; and the Quarter Moydor weighing 42 grains at 7s. 7½d. We are informed great quantities of these foreign coins have been lately counterfeited in this kingdom.
(c) Report dated March 3 inst. by Sir Isaac Newton on the above letter and representation. Spanish Pistoles one with another as they are brought hither [to the Tower Mint] by the merchant weigh 103 grains each at a medium and are in fineness half a grain worse than standard: and after the rate that a guinea is valued at in England (viz. at 1l. 1s. 6d.) are worth here 17s. 1d.: and in Ireland, where the silver money is raised a penny in the shilling, if the gold be raised in the same proportion they become worth 18s. 6d. And so in proportion the Quadruple Pistole weighs 412 grains, the Double Pistole 206 grains and the Quarter Pistole 25¾ grains. As the weights are given in the Representation as respectively 408, 204 and 25½ grains I gather that in the former Proclamation the weight of the Pistole was put at 102 grains, which is a grain higher than the just weight, "this grain I conceive being abated to give a legal currency to such lighter pieces as want not above a grain of their just weight." Upon this consideration the Quadruple, Double and Quarter Pistoles may be put in weight and value as is expressed in the Representation; and so may the Double and Quarter Louis d'or, they being of the same weight, fineness and value with the Double and Quarter Pistoles.
The Moydors of Portugal one with another as they are brought hither by the merchant weigh 165¾ grains at a medium and are a quarter of a grain better than standard and in England are worth 27s. 8½d., and being raised a penny in the shilling become worth 1l. 10s. 0d. in Ireland. In the Representation their weight is put at 168 grains, which is certainly too much, and thence it comes to pass that they are therein valued at 1l. 10s. 6d., which is 6d. too much. I have examined the weight of 30 parcels of Moydors containing 1,000 Moydors in each parcel, and thereby found their weight at a medium to be 165¾ grains. If in favour of the lighter pieces the fraction be abated, their weight and value in a new Proclamation might be put as follows: Moydor, 165 grains, to pass at 1l. 10s. 0d.; Half Moydor, 82½ grains, at 15s.; Quarter Moydor, 41¼ grains, at 7s. 6d.
Gold is overvalued in England in proportion to silver by at least 9d. or 10d. in a guinea, and this excess of value tends to increase the gold coins and diminish the silver coins of this kingdom. And the same will happen in Ireland by the like overvaluing of gold in that kingdom. But it's convenient that the coins should bear the same proportion to one another in both kingdoms for preventing all fraudulent practices in those that trade between them [between Ireland and England] and that the proportion be ascertained by Proclamation. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 257–9.
Mar. 10. Treasury reference to Auditor Jett of the petition of James Taylor, Receiver General of Land Tax on her Majesty's palaces of Whitehall, St. James's and the verges thereof; shewing that the assessments in each year since 1704 being so much less than the sum granted by Parliament for the same is what prevents his duly accounting according to the course of the Exchequer: therefore praying stay of process. Reference Book IX, p. 54.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Vernon, surgeon, of the tithes of the Great Level, alias the Earl of Bedford's Level, in Bolingbroke Fen, and Thomas Level and Sir John Monson's Level in Co. Lincoln: for 31 years: at a rent of a full third of the clear revenue thereupon.
prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor S. Godolphin dated 1711–12 Jan. 21, and setting out the metes and bounds of the said Great Level; and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The grant of the premises to Samuel Hastings 1703 Dec. 9 was in trust for the said Vernon.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury subscription of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 366–71.


  • 1. For the Navy: Charles Blunt, Receiver, and five clerks, detailed. For the Victualling: John Blunt, Receiver, and seven clerks, detailed.For the Transport: Geo. Caswell, Receiver, and four clerks, detailed.For the Ordnance and tallies: Geo. Caswell, Receiver, and three clerks, detailed.For the Army and Transport Debentures: Tho. Jett, Receiver, and eight clerks, detailed.Four clerks, detailed, to the Commissioners at the several subscription books.Twenty-six clerks, detailed, employed in filling up lists, making duplicates &c.Four messengers and doorkeepers, detailed.Seven watchmen and hall keepers, detailed.Two porters for removing goods.Tradesmen's bills and other miscellaneous expenses, 28 bills in all.
  • 2. 3 March 1711–12Resolved, that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will be pleased to direct the proper officers to lay before this House an account of the gross and net produce of the Duties upon hides and skins tanned, tawed or dressed; and upon vellum and parchment; granted the last Session of Parliament: and likewise an account of the charge of the execution of the Lottery Acts passed the last Session of Parliament; and of.. management thereof for the future.(Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, p. 123.)
  • 3. This Committee direction is not recorded in the Journals of the House.