Warrant Books: February 1714, 21-28

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28, 1714. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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February 1714, 21-28

Feb. 22. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the Owners, Adventurers and Fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to 1713 Sept. 29 in consideration of their payment of the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and Herring Fishery. Money Book XXIII, p. 14.
Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to James Greenshields, clerk, as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 15.
Same by same to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Navy Treasurer, to transfer 24,348l. 4s. 8¾d. of South Sea Stock to Francis Lyn, Cashier to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen, as imprest and upon account to answer the demands of the Sick and Hurt Office in all its branches to Michaelmas 1713 according to a state thereof signed by the said Commissioners. Ibid.
Money order for 40l. to the executors of Charles Whittaker for one year to Xmas 1710 on his salary as late Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court, he having died 7 March 1710–11: and is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T56/34, p. 143.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Col. Fermour et al. for victualling her Majesty's Forces in Minorca. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 139.
Same to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed papers [missing] concerning some Marines belonging to Col. Goring's Regiment; for their report thereon. Ibid.
Same to Lord Chief Baron Ward to report concerning Samuel Nelson's application for innovating five lost Exchequer Bills of 100l. each. It now appears that one of the Bills was paid by the Bank within a month of its loss. Ibid., p. 140.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Heather, a prisoner in the Marshalsea, as a surety of John Fox of London, a Virginia merchant, for 4,000l. in tobacco bonds: praying discharge from prison to enable him to make proposals for satisfaction of said debt to the Crown. Reference Book IX, p. 154.
Feb. 23. William Lowndes to Spencer Compton to pay 75l. to Monsieur De Vasseur for 1¼ years [1713 June 24] on his pension of 60l. per an. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 144.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Goring shewing that his Regiment (late Marines) was on 25 March 1713 placed on the Establishment of Ireland, but was continued in England beyond Dec. 24 last for want of their Marine clearings: therefore praying payment of 1,884l. 17s. 0d., viz. 1,266l. 15s. 0d. as the difference between Irish pay and English pay and 618l. 2s. 0d. for discount of money returned from Ireland. Reference Book IX, p. 155.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the Navy Treasurer shewing that he subscribed 168,100l. in tallies and orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710 into the South Sea Company, but the Navy Commissioners double charged him for same in his accounts for the year 1711: therefore praying that same may be discharged by a memorandum that said tallies &c. have been exchanged for South Sea Stock. Reference Book IX, p. 155.
Feb. 23. Treasury reference to Mr. Burton, Receiver of the rents of the Savoy, of the petition of Sarah Mahon shewing that she is tenant of a house in the Savoy in the Strand at 14l. per an. rent, on which there is three years’ rent due to her Majesty; and that there is 228l. 1s. 11d. due [from her Majesty] to petitioner's late husband, Terence Mahon, late Deputy Provost Marshal, for repairing the gaol for keeping recruits and for fire, candle &c.: therefore praying that the rent may be respited till Secretary at War's report on said debt be considered. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Farrell praying some employment. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Archibald Douglass, Receiver General of Taxes in North Britain, praying a warrant or other direction for paying and returning into the Exchequer the sum of 11,211l. 18s. 5 8/12.d. of the Land Tax anno 1712 with an allowance of 1½ [per cent. for the cost of remitting same by bills of] exchange. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of William Munday, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, concerning the pension of 3,000l. per an. granted by Charles II. to the Earl of Bath which has been paid to Lady day 1711 but the last Earl of Bath dying in May following it became a contest who should receive the said pension which is in arrear to Michaelmas last; but all parties have now assigned to Craven Peyton as their attorney, ut infra, p. 212. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Adryan Bryeck and William Creyna, mariners belonging to a French ship called La Broine, shewing that upon their evidence she was seized by one Score, Collector of Penzance, but petitioners are not rewarded for same and being poor are not able to prosecute their right to a share of the forfeiture: therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 156.
Same to same of the petition of Mary Jaquin, widow, shewing that her husband is bound for Elias Dupuy, merchant, to discharge which the petitioner has delivered over all her husband's effects and reduced his debt to 310l. and for that sum has assigned one sixteenth part of the ship Worcester and her cargo: therefore praying a stay of proceedings against her for the said 310l., she being left with five small children to maintain. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to allow to Col. John Bland's Regiment of Horse and Major General John Pepper's Regiment of Dragoons the difference between English and Irish pay from the time of their being placed on the Establishment of Ireland to the time of their arrival in Ireland: all ut supra, p. 134. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 354.
Feb. 24. Money warrant for 100l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park: without account: for the wages of the underkeepers and gatekeeper thereof and for hay and beans for the deer: for half a year to 1713 Dec. 25.
200l. to same: without account: to defray the charges and expenses of watering the Ring and the way leading thereto in said park in the year 1713. (Money order dated Mar. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 10 for 300l. hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 18, 19. Order Book VIII, p. 400. Disposition Book XXII, p. 210.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Ambassador of the King of Sicily [Francesco Giuseppe, marchese Wicardel de Triviè, Ambassador Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy, King of Sicily] concerning the subsidies due to his master. Send my Lord Treasurer a true state of the said subsidies. (Letter repeated two days later. Please report whether anything is due to his said Majesty and upon what Treaty or Convention the same is founded.) Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 140, 141.
Feb. 25. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to pay to the respective Treasurers, Paymasters and others as follows the sum of 39,867l. 8s. 3d. for the dividend of 3 per cent. on the South Sea Stock which at Xmas 1713 remained in their names as for the use of the public: viz.
Capital. Dividend.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
James Brydges (to be for pay and clearings of the Forces Abroad during the time of his being Paymaster) 90,356 4 0 2,710 13 8
Charles Cæsar (to be for the service of the Navy and Victualling) 477,769 1 8 14,333 1 5
John Howe (to be for the service of Guards and Garrisons) 9,440 12 8 283 4 4
besides which sum he hath subscribed in Army debentures in principal and interest
8,931l. 0s. 3d.
Charles Eversfeild (to be for the service of the Ordnance) 68,335 9 0 2,050 1 3
besides which he has in his name 21,327l. 15s. 10d. transferred to him by John Lansdell.
Henry Ferne, Receiver General of Customs 6,484 9 7 194 10 8
John Brougham, subscribed by direction of the Excise Commissioners 567 4 7 17 0 4
Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office. 727 7 3 21 16 5
Francis Lynn, Cashier for Sick and Hurt Seamen 71 14 8 2 3 0
Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines 3,864 3 11 115 18 6
Thomas Micklethwayte, Treasurer of the Transport Office: to be for the service thereof 3,869 19 7 116 1 11
Thomas Savery, late Treasurer for Sick and Hurt Seamen and Prisoners at War: to be for the service thereof 341 9 0 40 4 10
Harry Mordaunt, late Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be for the service thereof 86 12 6 2 11 11
£662,914 8 5 £19,887 8 3
Sir William Fazakerley, Chamberlain of London, William Clayton, Lancelot Burton, Lionel Herne, Samuel Edwards and John Granger: towards satisfying 500,000l. borrowed from them on security hereof: for the respective lenders 666,000 0 0 19,980 0 0
Further to pay to the following persons the several dividends as follow, being 9 per cent. on the stock as follows which at Xmas 1713 remained in their names for the use of the public:
Capital. Dividend.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Charles Cæsar, for the several services of the Navy and Victualling (dividend 27,426l. 4s. 2d. plus 24,000l. already paid by Treasury warrants of Jan. 26 and Feb. 12) 571,402 7 1 27,426 4 2
Harry Mordaunt 86 12 6 7 15 11
Henry Ferne 884 2 2 79 11 4
John Brougham 313 17 0 28 4 11
ditto 253 7 7 22 16 0
£572,940 6 4 £27,564 12 4
The Auditor of the Receipt and Clerk of the Pells are hereby to charge all the said respective sums in the respective accounts of the said Paymasters &c.
Prefixing: certificate by J. Grigsby, Accomptant [of the South Sea Company], of the principal stock and dividends as above; the 9 per cent. dividend certified as due at Xmas last being for:
£ s. d.
Charles Cæsar 51,426 4 2
H. Mordaunt 7 15 11
H. Ferne 79 11 4
J. Brougham 51 0 11
£51,564 12 4
Money Book XXIII, pp. 16–18.
Feb. 25. Money warrant for 101l. 5s. 2d. to Sir Thomas Cotton for an overpayment in his account as late Sheriff of Co. Chester for the year ended 1713 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Mar. 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 10 hereon.)
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor S. Godolphin of said overpayment. Ibid., p. 19. Order Book VIII, p. 401. Disposition Book XXII, p. 210.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: for the service thereof and as in part of what is due in said Office for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter. Disposition Book XXII, p. 206.
Same for 1,560l. to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's private bounties and pensions: as imprest for satisfying payments due in his Office. Ibid., p. 207.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of the Works, to apply as follows the 75,799l. 18s. 7½d. imprested in money and tallies to the Paymaster of the Works for clearing the debt in the Office of Works to 1713 June 24, paying same in the proportions of money and tallies as follows.
Prefixing: state, dated Office of Works, Whitehall, Feb. 22 inst. of the intended distribution of the sum of 34,671l. received from the Exchequer 1st Feb. 1713 [in money] and the 41,128l. 18s. 7½d. to be received in tallies struck upon tin, viz. 16,763l. 12s. 0¼d. in tallies struck 1710–11 Feb. 22 and 1711 Oct. 11 on tin and 24,365l. 6s. 7¼d. in tallies struck on same 1 Feb. 1713–14: amounting in the whole to 75,799l. 18s. 7½d.:
£ s. d.
to be thus distributed.
to several persons who receive their pay upon tickets and are proposed to be paid in money 3,472 19 2
whereof already paid them out of the sum of 4,498l. 15s. 10¾d. received at the Exchequer in part of Lady day quarter 1711 248 5
neat sum to be paid to the ticket men £3,188 13
to several persons whose respective sums do not exceed 50l. and are proposed to be paid in money 651l. 7s. 4d.: whereof paid them already out of the above 4,498l. 15s. 10¾d. the sum of 51l. 4s. 5½d., leaving 600 2 10½
The Purveyors, artificers and others as reproposed to be paid in tallies on tin and in money as follows:
William Aynsley, tinman, 134l. in tallies, 100l. 7s. 9¾d. in money 234 7
Mat. Banks, carpenter, 5,260l. in tallies, 3,746l. 2s. 7¾d. in money 9,006 2
Ann Brown, slater, 139l. in tallies, 95l. 13s. 2d. in money 234 13 2
Langley Bradley, clockmaker, 80l. in tallies, 103l. 8s. 6d. in money 183 8 6
Mansell Bennet, clockmaker, 155l. in tallies, 201l. 0s. 6d. in money 356 0 6
Dorothy Carr, stationer, 27l. in tallies, 25l. 12s. 0d. in money 52 12 0
Jos. Carpenter, potter, 80l. in tallies, 101l. 3s. 3d. in money 181 3 3
William Edge, Master Labourer at Kensington, 183l. in tallies, 149l. 10s. 5¾d. in money 332 10
Cha. Fisher, bargeman, 175l. in tallies, 117l. in money 292 0 0
Richard Transum, ironmonger, 445l. in tallies, 582l. 6s. 4½d. in money 1,027 6
Grinling Gibbons, carver, 225l. in tallies, 292l. 5s. 8d. in money 517 5 8
Jo. Hopson, Master Joiner and Purveyor, 7,430l. 6s. 7¼d. in tallies, 6,362l. 7s. 2¾d. in money 13,792 13 10
William Hinde, mattlayer, 700l. in tallies, 581l. 14s. 0¼d. in money 1,281 14
Thomas Highmore, Serjeant Painter, 2,780l. in tallies, 2,582l. 19s. 8d. in money 5,362 19 8
Ja. Jolly, paviour, 928l. 7s. 7¾d. in tallies, 690l. 6s. 8¼d. in money 1,618 14 4
John Ireland, Master Glaziour, 2,235l. in tallies, 1,771l. 0s. 9¾d. in money 4,006 0
Josiah Kaye, Master Smith, 1,280l. in tallies, 110l. 5s. 5d. in money 1,390 5 5
Jos. Kellham, pumpmaker, 140l. in tallies, 74l. 4s. 4d. in money 214 4 4
David Lance, Master Plaisterer, 3,445l. in tallies, 2,555l. 10s. 4½d. in money 6,000 10
Proprietors of New River Water, 27l. in tallies, 31l. in money [sic] 58 10 0
William Pritchard, cooper, 70l. in tallies, 98l. 6s. 10d. in money 168 6 10
Jos. Roberts, Serjeant Plumber, 3,565l. in tallies, 2,335l. 16s. 4¾d. in money 5,900 16
Deborah Reading for cartage, 805l. in tallies, 790l. 5s. 8d. in money 1,595 5 8
Thomas Robinson, Master Smith, 1,260l. in tallies, 1,650l. 15s. 0d. in money 2,910 15 0
Richard Stacey, Master Bricklayer, 3,030l. in tallies, 2,364l. 16s. 0½d. in money 5,394 16
John Sment, mason, 3,945l. in tallies, 2,527l. 8s. 1¼d. in money 6,472 8
Nicholas South for cartage at Hampton Court, 978l. in tallies, 654l. 0s. 8¾d. in money 1,629 0
Tho. Simpson, Keeper of the River at Hampton Court, 200l. in tallies, 153l. 12s. 6d. in money 353 12 6
John Stocley, for coals and cartage, 120l. in tallies, 102l. 18s. 1¾d. in money 222 18
Thomas Steward, wireman, 70l. in tallies, 85l. 11s. 2d. in money 155 11 2
James Thornhill, painter, 60l. in tallies, 80l. in money 140 0 0
Robert Webb, “mazerscowrer,” 155l. 4s. 4½d. in tallies 155 4
Henry Wise, Master Gardener, 760l. in tallies, 533l. 6s. 4¼d. in money 1,293 6
the Savoy, 245l. in tallies, 313l. 19s. 3¾d. in money 558 19
total of tallies, 41,128l. 18s. 7½d.; total of moneys, 31,965l. 5s. 1¾d. £76,883 0
This sum exceeds the above sum of 75,799l. 18s. 7½d. by the sum of 1,083l. 1s. 7¾d., which is in the Paymaster's hands by reason that he paid salaries and allowances amounting to that sum out of the 4,498l. 15s. 10¾d. received in part of March quarter 1711, and therefore deducted it out of the sum of 8,606l. 9s. 3d. received to discharge salaries and allowances to June 1713.
“It being hoped that the tallies struck upon tin 29 Feb. 1710–11 and 11 Oct. 1711 will be soon paid off, the equation being [sic? for between] money and tallies to be paid by the above state has respect only to 31,965l. 5s. 1¾d. [in money] the remainder of the money lately received (the rest being deducted for Ticket men &c.) and to the tallies last struck on tin 1st Feb. 1713–14 amounting to 24,365l. 6s. 7¼d. [part of the abovesaid total of 41,128l. 18s. 7½d.].
Civil List Arrears T 56/34, pp. 146–146b.
Feb. 25. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges for as exact a state as possible of the late war in Spain, the sums voted for service thereof and for subsidies to the King of Portugal and Duke of Savoy or for any Troops employed in conjunction with them during the time you were Paymaster of the Forces Abroad; how much thereof has been issued to you for same and what still remains unpaid for any of the said services or for any extraordinaries not provided for by Parliament: and also what is owing from any of the Allies to Great Britain for moneys paid or advanced for them on account of the said war. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 141.
Feb. 25. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of William Fancourt, Receiver General for Co. Rutland, 1710–12, for payment of 390l. for extraordinary charges and services in his receipt. Reference Book IX, p. 153.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Navy Commissioners to take into their custody from the Auditors of Imprests the Establishments, muster rolls, pay books and the stated accounts &c. relating to the accounts of the Marine Regiments; the Lord Treasurer thinking it reasonable that the clearing and vacating of the particular imprests [relating to said Regiments] should be under the care of [you] the said Commissioners. From the said stated accounts you are to make out perfect bills to clear and discharge the said respective imprests.
Prefixing: report dated 1713 Nov. 14 to Treasurer the Earl of Oxford by Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, in reply to the order of May 18 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 220, concerning the state of the pay account of the two old Marine Regiments during the time they were under the command of Lord Berkeley and Sir Cloudesley Showell. What has been hitherto done as to passing and determining the said accompts has been (by direction of the Treasury) to state the said accounts. Upon the states thereof the Navy Commissioners were directed in June 1697 to make out perfect bills for their levy money and land pay from their first raising in January and February 1689–90 to 22 Feb. 1693–4, amounting to 108,696l. 8s. 4d., and the same were made out accordingly. In 1703 I was ordered by the late Lord Treasurer [Godolphin] to state their whole accompt. This was presented in March 1704–5 and remains in the Treasury, in which all cravings and demands were allowed them, showing that there was due to the Regiments the sum of 80l. 6s. 6½d. (besides 5,769l. 9s. 5d. which by the late Lord Treasurer's order has since been paid to the Lieutenants). What remains standing in [Navy Board] imprest and undischarged on the said Regiments amounts to 109,934l. 3s. 0½d., whereof 52,632l. 6s. 9d. is on the executors of Sir Cloudesley Shovel and Lord Berkeley and 57,301l. 16s. 3½d. on the Duke of Leeds. The clearing and vacating of imprests made by the Navy Board has been usually if not constantly under the care of that Board, and they have already cleared great part thereof. The Establishments, muster rolls and other materials from whence the said accompts were formed were sent to the Auditors [of Imprests] from the Navy Board “and the books of pay drawn up there [the Navy Office] from the musters, whereby it should seem they had these accompts formerly under their care: which materials (if your Lordship thinks fit that the stated account be transmitted thither) may accompany the said accompts, and when approved by them be allowed by warrant of the Admiralty or otherwise as may be requisite in that behalf, and the imprests vacated in the [Navy] Treasurer's accounts as formerly. But if your Lordship shall direct that they pass their accompts in the Exchequer, as the late Paymasters of the Marines have done, formal warrants will be necessary for allowing the pay &c. as is now practised in the accompts of the said Paymasters [of Marines] since constituted by patent. In default thereof it will require a privy seal for passing these accompts. The Paymasters of Marines are specially directed by their patent to accompt to her Majesty in the Exchequer according to the course thereof, which not being expressly directed nor practised in the last war it seems more regular that [for the said prior or old accounts] perfect bills should be made out by the Navy Board under whose care and direction these payments were made, as was practised in cases of the like nature with those of the petitioners as is above represented.
Appending: a certified copy dated 27 Jan. 1713–14 of a letter or order dated 2 May 1698 from the Navy Commissioners to the Treasurer of the Navy to allow and pay to the Officers and Companies of the First Marine Regiment under Arthur, Earl of Torrington, and Peregrine, Earl of Danby, 49,632l. 13s. 4d. from their first raising to 17 Feb. 1692–3; and to the Second Marine Regiment under Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, and the Honble. Henry Killigrew 45,928l. 15s. 0d. for the same time: making in all 95,561l. 8s. 4d.: abating thereout items already allowed and passed by the Navy Board in perfect bills (viz. 6,000l. for levy money; 21,342l. 5s. 11d. for clothing and necessaries; 6,437l. 5s. 2d. for quarters; 7,576l. 9s. 8d. for land pay to Officers, making in all 41,356l. 0s. 9d.), and thus leaving still due 54,205l. 7s. 5d.: to which is to be added land pay to the Officers of each of the said Regiments from 1692–3 Feb. 17 to 1693–4 Feb. 22 the sums of 6,937l. 10s. 0d. and 6,197l. 10s. 0d. respectively, making a total still due of 67,340l. 7s. 7d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 162–4, 185–7.
Feb. 25. Letters patent by same directing Thomas Cornwallis, Humphry Brent, Christopher Tilson and Nihemiah Arnold to take in the tickets on the Queen's 500,000l. Civil List Lottery and thereupon to deliver out standing orders signed by the Lord Treasurer in lieu thereof according to a form to be first approved by the Lord Treasurer. The Managers and Directors of the said Lottery are to deliver to the said Cornwallis &c. all books, papers, tickets, ticket books, accompts relating thereto and the room or office thereto belonging. Ibid., pp. 164–6; XX, pp. 185–7.
Feb. 26. Warrant by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 2l. to Frances Bishop as royal bounty towards the funeral charges of Hester Walker. Money Book XXIII, p. 20.
Money warrant for 3,786l. 1s. 8d. to the Commissioners of Trade for half a year to 1713 on their salaries of 1,000l. per an. each. (Money order dated Mar. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 10 hereon.) Ibid., p. 20. Order Book VIII, p. 399. Disposition Book XXII, p. 210.
Money order for 75l. to William Jessop for Hilary term 1713 as Second Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for same time as Chief Justice of Chester.
50l. to John Ward for same time as Second Justice of Chester.
50l. to John Ward for same time as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery.
75l. to Charles Cox for same time as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
75l. to William Brydges for same time a Second Justice of same.
75l. to Edmund Brydges for same time as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan.
75l. to Francis Winnington for same time as Second Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan.
75l. to John Meyricke for same time as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. Order Book VIII, pp. 402–4.
Feb. 26. Money warrant for 124l. 11s. 8d. to the executors of William Young, lately deceased, for half a year to Xmas 1708 on his yearly pension of 249l. 3s. 4d., he having died on 4 Jan. 1708–9. Civil List Arrears T56/34, p. 147.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines. My Lord Treasurer has considered the case of the two detachments of Sir Harry Goring's Regiment lately landed from the Reserve and Bristol, and which now lie at Greenwich in order to be disbanded. My Lord thinks it reasonable they should be immediately paid out of the money in Sir Roger Mostyn's hands for disbanding the Marines. I enclose Sir Harry Goring's memorial [missing] in their behalf and you are to pay them accordingly from 25 Oct. 1713 to the day of disbanding. Disposition Book XXII, p. 206.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay 90l. to Mrs. Charlotte Justell for 1½ years to 1713 June 24 on her pension of 60l. per an. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 138.
Same to same to pay 250l. to the Duchess De la Force for half a year to 1713 June 24 on her pension of 500l. per an. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to the Secretary at War enclosing an examination [missing] taken before the Lords of the Council relating to several Roman Catholic Officers who quitted the enemy's service in the late war. Please propose to my Lord Treasurer what may be reasonable to be paid them in full of all pretensions and to discharge all [their] future attendances or expectations here [at the Treasury]. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 140.
Same to Baron Scrope enclosing the report [missing] from the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of Mr. Douglass, Receiver General of the Land Tax in Scotland, concerning an allowance of 1l. 10s. 0d. per cent. proposed to be made to him for remitting [from Scotland to London by means of bills of exchange] his moneys of last year's Land Tax. Ibid., p. 141.
Same to Mr. Herbert and Dr. Adams to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning frauds committed by persons who receive money out of the Office for Sick and Wounded Seamen by false powers [of attorney]. Ibid., p. 142.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George St. Lo, Esq., concerning the Post Office in Barbados. Ibid., p. 148.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Sloper as to 1,000l. remaining unsatisfied of a bill drawn on Messrs. Vander Heyden and Drummond and therewith your own report [missing] made in Aug. 1712 upon some demands of the [exchange] remitters for interest and discount. Please hear whether the remitters have anything new to offer concerning the same which was not considered in your former report. Ibid.
Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to appoint Anthony Meeke and William Sloan to the office of the five undersearchers of London port locis the said Meeke and John Arbuthnot, surrendered. (Warrant dated Mar. 3 to the Collector Outwards to swear them in.) Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 115, 117.
Feb. 26. Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of John Kelly shewing that Geo. Lawson, Robert Weams, Geo. Wetherby, Thomas Chambers, James Hardman, John Yeats and Thomas Snowden are indebted to the late King in several sums and prosecuted by the Salt Commissioners, but have yet made no satisfaction: therefore praying that the said Commissioners may report said debts and the reasons why not paid. Reference Book IX, p. 158.
Feb. 27. Privy seal for 300l. for equipage and 3l. a day as ordinary to Cyril Wych as Resident with the Hanse Towns. Queen's Warrant Book, XXVI, p. 56.
Letter of direction for 1,697l. 16s. 10¼d. to Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, out of the 25l. per ton on French wines: and is intended to carry on the subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from 25 Dec. 1713 and as in further part of 43,177l. 14s. 6d. Disposition Book XXII, p. 206.
Treasurer Oxford to the Assessment Commissioners for Co. Surrey, the like letter, ut supra, pp. 114–15, concerning arrears of 9,110l. 17s. 1½d. standing out on said county for the Land Tax anno 1713. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 121b.
William Lowndes to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning the clothing of the Invalids; with the report [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts thereon. Ibid., p. 142.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to draft a privy seal for passing the Works’ accounts in order to avoid the inconvenience of a stop to the passing thereof: but to insert a clause therein that for the future the Paymaster shall not be allowed for works or repairs unless an estimate thereof be presented to my Lord Treasurer and unless directed by my Lord thereupon. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War to reconsider the case of General Whetham in relation to the money payable to him. Ibid., p. 143.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Archibald Douglas, Receiver General of Land Tax in Scotland, and also Receiver General of her Majesty's Land Rents and Casualties there, to remit to the Exchequer in London the 11,211l. 18s. 5 8/12d. in his hands on the Land Tax anno 1712 “and as soon as this is done care shall be taken to send a proper warrant for giving you an allowance in your accounts of the receipts of the land rents and casualties in Scotland of so much as 1½ per cent. upon the said 11,211l. 18s. 5 8/12d. shall amount unto.”
Prefixing: report by the Taxes Commissioners, England, on the petition of said Douglas praying said allowance on his remittances in regard that the diminishing the number of Troops in Scotland has occasioned a greater sum to remain in his hands than formerly and that it is very difficult to get safe bills of exchange [for his returns to London] unless he be allowed 1l. 10s. 0d. per cent. for remitting same. We think the allowance not unreasonable in regard of the petitioner's possible hazard and loss. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 25–6.