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Warrant Books: July 1714, 1-10

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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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July 1714, 1-10

July 1. Money warrant dormant for 200l. per an. to Edward Jeffreys as one of the Judges of Flint, Denbigh and Montgomery loco John Ward. (This warrant is in place of that of May 15 last, supra, pp. 264–5.) Ibid. XXI, p. 166.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells, &c., to issue the 24,195l. 13s. 10d. (now remaining in the Exchequer as the surplus of the Excise charged by 4–5 Wm. and Mary, c. 3, for annuities) towards making good the annuities due on the 40,000l. Annuities anno 1708 under the Act of 6 Anne, c. 39.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said surplus as at 24 June last. Ibid., p. 180.
Same by same to Edward Stawell, Register and Comptroller of the Lotteries Nos. 1, 2 and 3 anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 18], and to Thomas Jett, Paymaster of the same, to pay 63,132l. 11s. 10d. towards answering and paying the 68,278l. 10s. 0d. due for six months’ interest to June 24 last on the principal sum of 2,275,950l., being the sum to which the [total original] principal of 2,341,740l. for tickets fortunate and unfortunate in the said three Lotteries is now reduced; on which principal sum the interest at six per cent. amounts to 136,557l.: towards which there remains in the Exchequer of the fond for said Lottery arising between 25 Dec, 1713 and 24 June 1714 the sum of 63,111l. 12s. 1d. to which is to be added 20l. 19s. 9d. carried forward unapplied from 1713 Xmas, making together the sum of 63,132l. 11s. 10d.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said Exchequer remain. [The form of this warrant would appear to be incorrect. Two warrants were necessary (1) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the said Exchequer item to the Comptroller and Paymaster of the Lottery; (2) to the said Comptroller and Paymaster to apply said remain as above. The above warrant would seem accidentally to compress the two warrants into one warrant.] Ibid., pp. 182–3.
July 1. Letter of direction for 803l. 3s. 7¾d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over to Henry Wise, 700l. thereof for 1713 June 24 quarter on the allowance of 2,800l. per an. for keeping her Majesty's Gardens and Plantations (consisting of 140 acres at the rate of 20l. an acre); and the remaining 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for same quarter for St. James's Park (for himself and the underkeepers and gatekeeper, hay and corn for the deer and proper feed for the fish and fowl there). (William Lowndes dated same day to the Paymaster of the Works to pay same to said Wise.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 257.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. General Ross, Major Gen. Evans, Col. Kerr and Major Gen. Sibourg shewing that three of their (“the said”) Regiments did not land in Ireland till 20 and 21 Aug. 1713 and the fourth Regiment on the 20 Sept. 1713, till which dates they received English subsistence but they were placed on the Irish Establishment from 24 June 1713 [and are therefore debited with the difference between the English and Irish Establishment rates for the said intervening periods]: therefore praying allowance of the said difference so that they may receive their clearings. Reference Book IX, p. 186.
July 2. Establishment under the royal sign manual for two Independent Companies [of Foot at Jamaica] to be formed out of the Regiment of Foot at Jamaica commanded by Col. Roger Handasyde: to commence as from Aug. 25 next; from which date the present Establishment of the said Regiment is to cease and determine.
For each Company: a Captain, 8s.; three Lieutenants, each 4s.; three Corporals, each 12d.; two Drummers, each 12d.; three Serjeants, each 18d.; 100 soldiers, each 8d.: total for each Company for 122 days from 1714 Aug. 25 to Dec. 24, 586l. 12s. 4d.
Chirurgeon 4s., one mate 2s. 6d.
total Force, men and Officers, 225.
total Establishment (for the period as above) 1,212l. 17s. 8d.
Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 166.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receivers of Crown Land Revenues in South Wales to pay 30l. to Price Devereux, Viscount Hereford, for one year from 1712 Sept. 29 on the salary for the Office of Steward of several Lordships therein, being for the time intermediate between the last payment to the Earl of Carberry, his predecessor therein, and the date from which the salary of said office became payable to said Viscount.
Prefixing: report by S. Godolphin, Auditor of Wales. The said Earl of Carbery died in Jan. 1712–13. His executors have since received 30l. for a year's salary to him to 1712 Sept. 29 for said office. The said Viscount's grant of said office did not pass until 1713–14 Jan. 16 by reason of some obstructions. Money Book XXIII, pp. 160–1.
July 2. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to Dame Lady Anne Silvius: as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 162.
Money warrant for 150l. to Joseph Martyn, Secretary to the Commissaries who are to treat upon matters of commerce on the part of Great Britain with those of France: and is as towards the contingent charges in the execution of that Commission: without account. (Money order dated July 10 hereon. In the margin: entry of a later warrant dated 1724 July 16 for satisfaction of this warrant.) Ibid., p. 162. Order Book VIII, p. 451.
Same for 1714 Midsummer quarter for the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber: viz., Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Rachell, Duchess of Devonshire; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Ann, Countess of Abingdon; Jane, Countess of Rochester; Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frechville; Lady Katherine Hyde.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber: viz., Lady Masham, Beata Danvers, Agnata Cooper, Alice Hill, Isabella Hartstongue, Isabella Arundell.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour: viz., Jane Kingdon, Mary Forrester, Ann Wyvill, Susanna Yelverton, Jane Warburton, Sarah Slingsby. Money Book XXI, p. 164.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, 139,669l. 10s. 3¾d., being the sum remaining due at June 24 last to said Company on the quarter of the annual sums of 550,678l. 1s. 3d. [for interest] and 8,000l. [for charges of management] as by the Act. of 9 Anne, c. 15. Ibid., p. 167.
Allowance by same of the salary bill, and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1714 June 24 quarter: totals respectively 200l. 10s. 0d. and 52l. 12s. 1d. Ibid., p. 174.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] from Peter Gandy complaining of a stop put to the payment of his pension payable by the Navy Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 236.
July 2
and 6.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill of the Customs for 1714 Midsummer quarter for London port (total 7,278l. 5s. 1d.) and for the outports (total 10,848l. 3s. 9d.).
The like dated July 6 for the officers [not detailed] of the Customs in the Plantations for the half year ended at Midsummer 1714: total 1,658l. 4s. 3d. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 144.
July 2. Fresh reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charlewood Stuckey, ut supra, p. 287. Reference Book IX, p. 178.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford [to the Clerk of the Pipe] for a lease to William Trench containing her Majesty's licence and authority to him to erect, support and maintain a lighthouse on the rock Skerries for 60 years with power to demand and receive the Duty of 1d. per ton burden of every ship passing: at the yearly rent of 5l. to the Crown.
Prefixing: constat of the premises, made out by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands [see supra, pp. 291–2, under date June 3]. In regard no order can well be taken for levying the abovesaid dues than in the ports, roads, creeks, harbours and havens with which the merchants and mariners shall trade there ought to be a clause in the lease to command all customers, collectors, port officers, offices of ports and castles to whom it shall appertain not to permit the lading or unlading of any ship liable to the said due without a ticket in the handwriting of the lessee and to require the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and the Masters &c. of Trinity House to be assistant herein. There ought to be an exemption for all ships of war.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 299–301, 245.
July 3. Money warrant for 182l. 10s. 0d. to William Ayerst, gent., Secretary to her Majesty's Embassy in Holland, and is for a quarter's advance on his ordinary of 2l. a day as from May 18 last. (Money order dated July 10 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 161. Order Book VIII, p. 452.
Same for 1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace at Utrecht: and is for three months 1713–14 March 21 to 1714 June 20 on his ordinary of 100l. a week. (Money order dated July 10 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1720 June 11 for satisfaction hereof out of Queen Anne Civil List Arrears.) (Letter of direction dated July 19 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 163. Order Book VIII, p. 451. Disposition Book XXII, p. 275.
Same for 455l. to Henry Worseley, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: and is for six months 1713 Dec. 1 (being the day of his departure out of the presence for the said employment) to 1714 May 31 on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated July 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 19 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 163. Order Book VIII, p. 452. Disposition Book XXII, p. 275.
Same for 150l. to same for two bills of extraordinaries [not detailed] for the same time in his said service. (Money order dated July 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXIII, p. 164. Order Book VIII, p. 452. Disposition Book XXII, p. 275.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of salary bill, detailed, of the Office for Duties on Apprentices: total 506l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XXIII, p. 165.
July 3. Letter of direction for 12,328l. 18s. 10d. to Thomas Moore, Pay master of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1714: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 54,645l. 1s. 3d. for the Forces and Garrison of Minorca anno 1714
to complete the subsistence to the Forces in Minorca to June 24 last 3,241 18
in further part of 34,856l. 14s. 9½d. for Forces and Garrison at Gibraltar anno 1714
to complete the subsistence to the Forces in Gibraltar to June 24 last 2,005 15
in further part of 107,831l. 9s. 2d.for the Forces in Flanders and Dunkirk to 29 Sept. 1714
to complete the subsistence to the Forces in the Low Countries to 24 June last 7,081 4 6
£12,328 18 10
Disposition Book XXII, p. 257.
Same for 17,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans in the Exchequer on Malt anno 1714: and is intended for Half Pay for Sea Officers and to be taken as part of 245,700l. 0s. 3d. for the Ordinary of the Navy for the year 1714 including Half Pay to Sea Officers. Ibid.
Same for 140l. 9s. 0d. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be applied and paid over as my Lord Treasurer has directed. (T. Harley dated same to the Duke of Montague to pay same to Jo[h]n Smith in satisfaction of so much remaining due to him in the Office of the Great Wardrobe during the reign of Wm. III for livery money to him as one of the Pages of the Bedchamber to Wm. III.) Ibid., p. 258.
T. Harley to the Secretary at War. Your report on Mr. Watkins' memorial has been read to my Lord Treasurer. Please inform my Lord out of what fund the reward which you propose for his service may be satisfied. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 235.
July 3, 6, 13, 14, 16, 26, 27. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Michael Read as a noontender London port loco Jo[h]n Wright, deceased.
Thomas D'Oyley as Surveyor at Dartmouth and Renatus Palmer as deputy to John Custis, a Queen's waiter London port: being an exchange of places between the said D'Oyley and Palmer.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on the proposed exchange.
William Scrofton to be sworn in as deputy to Thomas Charnock, a Queen's waiter London port.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on Scrofton's petition.
Edward Walton as tidesman at Shields in Newcastle port loco John Ferrer, dismissed.
Joseph Ryland (waiter and searcher at Boston) as Surveyor there loco Christopher Merret, deceased.
William Comings (tidesman at Topsham) in Exeter port to be established as weighing porter and to assist as waiter there loco Thomas Owen, superannuated.
Robert Yound to succeed the abovesaid Comings.
Laurence Peacock as waiter and searcher in Boston port loco Joseph Ryland, lately preferred.
Joseph Hellier as a noontender in London port loco Thomas Richardson, deceased.
John Johnson as a same [ibid] loco Thomas Unday, deceased.
William Dobsom as a boatman at Liverpool lovco John Beck, deceased.
Francis Andrews as a boatman at Cockbush in Chichester port loco Walter Hoggart, dismissed.
Edward Carter as a tidesman Lynn Regis port loco Philip Parlet, dismissed.
Henry Canby as Surveyor of the Deputy Searchers in the port of London loco John Dove, at 150l. per an. Prefixing: report by said Commissioners.
Brook Brydges to succeed the said Henry Canby as a Deputy Searcher there.
Isaac Bourgeois as deputy to Christopher Dawnay, a Queen's waiter London port.
Philip Yonge as land surveyor Hull port loco his father, Gustavus Yonge, surrendered. Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Gustavus Yonge's petition. The son has been trained in the business of the Customs in Dublin.
Thomas Legg as Surveyor of Gloucester port loco Charles Gibbs, dismissed.
Edward Hill as land carriageman in London port loco Richard Fisher, deceased.
John Blanchard as a boatman at Norwich loco Thomas Cooke, deceased.
Richard Boys as a tidesman and boatman at Whitby loco John Ord, dismissed.
Hugh Morgan as waiter and searcher at Blythenook loco Thomas Shalter, superannuated.
Caesar Savage as landwaiter at Exeter loco John Cross, removed to Harwich.
Henege Fetherston as landwaiter at Dartmouth loco Abram Pethick, dismissed.
Mark Grime as waiter and searcher at Lynn Regis loco George Butler, deceased.
John Cossens as waiter and searcher at Boston loco John Parker, deceased.
Thomas Chelmich as a tidesman in the superior list London port loco William Jones, deceased.
William Draper as waiter and searcher at Grimsby in Hull port loco John Jefferys, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 143, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152.
July 3. Same by same to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to repair the lodge called the New Park in New Forest, Co. Southampton, and the posts, rails and pailes round the ground used for the Pound for waifs and strayes there, on the petition of Theodosia Kingdon, widow, Keeper thereof: at a cost of 108l. in money and 62l. in timber.
In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1714–15 Feb. 22 hereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 240.
July 5. Money warrant dormant for 200l. per an. to Edward Jeffreys, Esq., as Second Justice of Chester: as from 1714 April 23, the date of his patent as such. [This warrant is in place of that of May 15 last, supra, pp. 264–5.] Money Book XXIII, p. 168.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has considered your report of June 8 last on the petition of Henry Hare, Collector of Lynn Regis. If he will dismiss his present deputy, Mr. John Exton, and appoint some other approved by you in his place, my Lord is pleased that there shall be no further proceeding against Hare or Exton in the causes now depending against them in the Exchequer and Queen's Bench. You are also to take care that her Majesty be at no further charge for officers to act in their stead within the said port. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 236. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 147.
Order by Treasurer Oxford to same in Scotland to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington 21 June 1714 that for the future no persons be admitted to any place in the Customs in any of the Outports in Great Britain who are inhabitants in such ports or who are not fully qualified: all on a report from the Customs Commissioners [England] advising same and referring to a previous report from them dated 1696 Oct. 8 shewing the same to be their constant opinion. (A like notice sent to the Customs Commissioners, England.) Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 117. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 157.
July 6. Money warrant for 400l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace at Utrecht: and is for one bill [not detailed] of extraordinaries 1713–14 March 6 to 1714 June 6 in that service. (Money order dated July 10 hereon. Together with: a later Treasury order dated 1720 July 11 for payment hereof out of Queen Anne Civil List Arrears.) Money Book XXIII, p. 168. Order Book VIII, p. 451.
Same for 150l. to Nicholas Yates for 1½ years to 1698 Michaelmas on the 100l. per an. pension to him and his heirs. One fifth part hereof is to be issued to Ann Tonks pursuant to a decree in Chancery dated 1699 Oct. 24. Money Book XXIII, p. 169.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay to John, bishop of London, 200l., being intended as the Queen's bounty to the Archbishop of Thebais towards defraying the charges of carrying him home. Ibid., p. 173.
Same by same to same to pay 50l. to James Gray as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 202.
Same by same to same to pay 63l. 4s. 6d. to Robert Perrit, gent.: in satisfaction of so much expended for her Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 204.
July 6. William Lowndes to Spencer Compton to pay as follows out of the 500,000l. for the Queen's Civil List arrears: viz.
45l. to Mary de There for 1½ years to 1713 June 24 on 30l. per an.
45l. to Mary de Beveridge for same on same.
37l. 10s. 0d. to Mary de Blagny for same on 25l. per an.
37l. 10s. 0d. to Magdalen Chanier [Chamier] on same.
Civil List Arrears, T 56/34, p. 152.
Letter of direction for 1,804l. to Edward Nicholas as imprest: to be paid over and applied to such uses as her Majesty hath directed. Disposition Book XXII, p. 258.
T. Harley to the abovesaid Edward Nicholas to pay 125l. to William Cotesworth from 1714 June 24 quarter on his annuity of 500l. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 50l. to the executors of the late Earl of Bradford [Cofferer of the Household to Wm. III]: out of the arrears of the [Civil List] moneys of the late King Wm. III: and is intended to be paid over by them to James Vezian in further part of a debt owing to him in the Office of Cofferer of the Household to Wm. III. (T. Harley dated same day to said executors to so pay same.) Ibid., p. 259.
T. Harley to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows “upon the proper warrants signed in this behalf”: viz.
£
to Mrs. Polexfen 100
to Col. Philip Howard 100
to Mr. Thomas Atterbury 25
to Geo. Simpson 5
to Thomas Baker 641
to Lady Silvius 100
£971
Ibid.
Same to same to pay as follows: upon warrants signed by the Lord Treasurer: viz.
£
to Charlotte Rycaut, Coecilia Newberry, Edith College, Anne Christian, each 20l. 80
Anne and Elizabeth Wilkinson, 10l. each 20
Eleanor Rossington 15
William Powell, Anne Kershe, Judith North, John Butts, Jane Dickenson, Eleanor Conway, each 10l. 60
Charles Palmer 5
Eliza[beth] Newman 10
Mrs. Buss 5
Rebecca Bruges alias Pride 20
£215
Ibid., p. 260.
Same to same to pay 50l. to Elizabeth Minshull for one year to June 24 last on her pension. Ibid.
July 6. T. Harley to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows for one quarter to June 24 last on their respective pensions: viz. to
£ s. d.
Charlotte, Lady Lovelace, on 300l. per an. 75 0 0
Dame Barbara Killigrew on 150l. per an. 37 10 0
Mrs. Eliza[beth] Farthing on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
Mrs. Frances Ireland on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
Mrs. Jane Ireland on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
the Sub Almoner for Lady Fran. Keightley on 400l. per an. 100 0 0
Mrs. Judith Sturton on 30l. per an. 7 10 0
Mrs. Mary Shelly on 20l. per an. 5 0 0
Eliz[abeth] Boucher and daughters on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
Jeffery Gibbons, Esq., on 150l. per an. 37 10 0
Mrs. Eliza[beth] Doyley on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
Mrs. Margaret Swinton on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
Mr. Jacob de Blagney for the Society of French Gentlewomen at the Hague on 200l. per an. 50 0 0
Mrs. Lee on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
Mrs. Martha Lockhart on 300l. per an. 75 0 0
Henry Bulstrode, Esq., on 150l. per an. 37 10 0
Richard Sydenham, Esq., on 20l. per an. 5 0 0
Mrs. Anne Richbell on 40l. per an. 10 0 0
Mrs. Mary Thornycroft on 60l. per an. 15 0 0
Mr. Anthony William Bohme on 200l. per an. 50 0 0
Mr. Geo. Andrew Ruperti on 200l. per an. 50 0 0
Mr. John Christian Jacobi on 60l. per an. 15 0 0
Mrs. Dove Crusius on 70l. per an. 17 10 0
Mrs. Mary Hill on 40l. per an. 10 0 0
Mrs. Eliza[beth] Barrow on 20l. per an. 5 0 0
Eleanor Goddard on 12l. per an. 3 0 0
Mr. Pendrell for Richard Lloyd and John Jones on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
John Gossling on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
John Pellet on 60l. per an. 15 0 0
Mr. Hendel [Handel] on 200l. per an. 50 0 0
£833 0 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 261.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. The Mayor and Aldermen of Warwick have represented to Secretary Bromley that Mr. George Alcock, Surveyor of Houses and Windows, Co. Warwick, is rendered incapable by indisposition of body and they have recommended John Cater to succeed him. Please report his qualifications to my Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 235.
Same to same to instruct James Price as an officer in the Leather Duties, application having been made for him to my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the bishop of Sarum touching his being taxed as Chancellor of the Garter [on the annual sum issued to him for the support of the Order of the Garter]. Ibid., p. 236.
July 6. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Vandervort Kyrle, riding officer at Margate in Kent, for payment of his charges in apprehending Capt. Kelly and other suspicious persons. Ibid., p. 237.
Same to same to report on Philip Young's qualifications to be a landsurveyor at Hull, he being recommended to my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same to the Postmaster General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from several gentlemen about Retford complaining against Edward Jackson, Deputy postmaster there, and proposing Robert Read in his stead. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Gould and Vandervort Kyrle, riding officers of Deal, Co. Kent, shewing that they have apprehended several owlers who are legally convicted and that they are within the time of her Majesty's Proclamation: therefore praying reward. Reference Book IX, p. 187.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Same Burton shewing that Mary Seckstone, widow, on the 24 June 1713 entered on a house, the Crown and Fann, belonging to the Savoy, of the yearly rent of 30l., by Mr. Manley's directions as she pretends and paid Mr. Manley five guineas in part of the first year's rent beforehand but she refuses to pay the remainder of the said rent, pretending she does not know who is the owner. Ibid.
Same to Alexander Pendarves, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Mathew Waller for a new lease of the scite of the late monastery of St. Mary's in the suburbs of the city of York of which his father had a lease from the late King Wm. III and Queen Mary, which premises his said father put into good repair and defended the Crown title thereto from a grant thereof by James II to a Romish priest for superstitious uses. In the margin: a later reference dated 1715 July 1 to Hugh Cholmley, the succeeding Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Eliza[beth] Manning for a further term in the manor of Brigstock, Co. Northampton. Ibid.
July 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage to be made to pay the surplusage of 16l. 18s. 7d. resting on the account of John Fisher, Sheriff of Co. Cumberland, for the year ended 1712 Sept. 29 out of the remain standing in the account of Richard Beaumont, Sheriff of Yorks, for the year ended 1713 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and remain respectively. Money Book XXIII, p. 169.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for the Navy Treasurer to pay 2,939l. 15s. 0d. to Robert Knight, being 1,200l. for reward and 1,739l. 15s. 0d. for the charge of passing his accounts as Receiver of the third, fourth and fifth subscriptions to the South Sea Company amounting to 3,403,014l. 6s. 1d.
Prefixing and appending: (1) report by Auditor T. Foley on said Knight's petition for same: (2) a brief account of Knight's services in the three Commissions and an additional Commission. He had to give bond in 20,000l. The service required 40 clerks for whom he was answerable. He had to give a receipt to every subscriber for the several [Exchequer] Bills, Tickets, Certificates and Debentures subscribed, expressing the number, date, principal and interest to 1711 March 25 and the interest on said principal and interest to 1711 Dec. 25 “thereby shewing the total amount of each Bill subscribed and how the same did arise.” The subscriptions “consisting of six different species of Bills” [and Tickets and Certificates and Debentures] he had to keep so many different books. He had to prepare duplicates of all the Subscription Books fairly engrossed in vellum and deliver same to the Auditor of the Receipt and Clerk of the Pells, being 14 books in number and most of them very large. At the end of each Commission he had to deliver to one of the Auditors of Imprests all the said several species, together with duplicates of the several Books containing the particulars of each Bill, Ticket, Certificate and Debenture amounting in the whole to 5,403,014l. 6s. 1d. All these services have taken him near 2½ years. Money Book XXIII, pp. 170–2.
July 7. Letter of direction for 2,000l. to Nathaniel Bridgewater, gent., upon the order in his name for the service of her Majesty's Robes: viz., by 1,000l. this week and 1,000l. next week: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, pp. 262.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information of the seizure of the ship Wynn, galley, for importing Canary wines from France.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Daniel Arthur, merchant, and Sir Edward Gould, merchant. During the late war the ship was taken by a French privateer and condemned as prize in France. Messrs. Brook and Hellier, late merchants, obtained a licence from her Majesty to bring a parcel of Port wines from France and the same together with a parcel of Canary wines were put on board the said ship and brought for England. Mr. Bucknall seized the wine and ship as forfeited for that the said wine being of the growth of the Canary Islands in Africa was imported from France contrary to the Act of Navigation. The wine was discharged by warrant from the Lord Treasurer on a report from us dated 7 Oct. 1712 but the said ship being at that time under seizure upon extent against Brook and Hellier which on trial in the Exchequer was decided against the Crown, Mr. Bucknall did not then proceed to the condemnation thereof for the abovesaid seizure but the ship lately arriving in the river he again seized her and appraised her to the sum of 1,328l. 8s. 0d. and she is since delivered by writ of delivery to the present owners. The petitioner, Sir Edward Gold, prays that a noli prosequi may not be granted but that the officer may proceed to trying the cause but Bucknal upon being discoursed thereon says he has no objection to a noli prosequi upon his having some satisfaction for his part of the seizure. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 145–6.
Treasury reference to Thomas Lambard, Esq., Surveyor General of the riding officers for the wool business on the coast of Kent and Sussex, of the petition of John Smith alias Thomson and Abraham White alias Cretall shewing that they are under prosecution for [exporting] 13 packs of wool containing 3,172 pound weight which at 3s. per pound amounts to 951l. 12s. 0d.; that by such prosecution and their long confinement they and their family are reduced to extreme poverty: therefore praying to be discharged.
In the margin: a later reference dated 1719 June 26 to the Customs Commissioners of a petition of the said Abraham White alias Cruttall. Reference Book IX, p. 187.
July 7. Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of the Duke of Grafton, Master Forester of the Forest of Whittlewood in Cos. Northampton and Bucks, praying the repair of several lodges and outhouses there and of several roads and passages which are full of sloughs. Ibid., p. 188.
Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford appointing George Townsend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, Edward Noell, Christopher Montagu, Whitlock Bulstrode, James Vernon, John Prise and John Whetham, Esqs., to be Commissioners for the Duties on Soap, paper, chequered and striped linen and gilt and silver wire and starch &c., as by two Acts of 10 Anne, c. 18 and 19, as in place of the two separate Commissions dated 1712 May 22 and 1712 June 27 which constituted William Stronge, and the said Townsend, Ryley, Wyvill, Noell, Montague, Nicholas Pollexfen, Bulstrode and Vernon as Commissioners for the said two Acts, her Majesty having “signified her pleasure to me that she hath been pleased to determine the said two Commissions”. [The effect of the wording of this Commission is to take out of the purview of the present Commissioners so much of the second of the abovesaid two Acts as concerned hides, skins, vellum, parchment, coffee, tea, drugs and policies of insurance and candles.] Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 288–90.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to give order to the Paymasters General of Ireland to satisfy and pay to the clothiers of the Regiments lately disbanded in Ireland the respective debts due to them for clothing the said Regiments as in the list below to a total of 15,007l. 7s. 9¼d. in such manner and by such proportions from time to time as they should have been paid the same by offreckonings in case the said Regiments had not been disbanded. But strict enquiry is to be made by the dates of the assignments whether the said clothing or any part thereof was contracted for after intimation that any of the said Regiments were to be broke and whether any collusive bargains have been made in relation to any of the said clothing “and in either of these cases that you stop payment for such part thereof, that so we may not pay more than is justly and fairly due from us to the said clothiers”.
Appending: list or certificate dated Treasury [Dublin] 25 May 1714 and signed by John Pratt, Deputy Receiver General [Ireland], of the said clothiers’ debts, with the dates of the assignments and times on which the sums would have been paid if the Regiments had stood.
Pearce's Regiment. 122l. 15s. 6d. due to James Dymond over and above the clothing to the 29 April 1713 the day of disbanding; being the remainder of two years from 30 May 1711; payable by warrant from the Government dated 13 August 1711; pursuant to an assignment of the Colonel dated 2 Jan. 1710–11 which would have been paid at 112l. 1s. 9¾d. about a month from the time of disbanding.
Bowles's Regiment. 1,422l. 14s. 11¾d. due to Richard McGwyre over and above the clothing to 11 June 1713 the day of disbanding; being the remainder of two years from 24 June 1712; payable by a warrant from the Government dated 18 April 1713 pursuant to an assignment from the Colonel dated 15 April 1713; which would have been paid at 87l. 5s. 3½d. a month from the time of disbanding.
Dormer's Regiment. 1,419l. 1s. 11½d. due to Richard McGwyre over and above all clothing to 12 June 1713 the day of disbanding; being the remainder of two years from 24 June 1712; payable by warrant from the Government dated 18 April 1713 pursuant to an assignment from the Colonel dated 15 April 1713; which would have been paid at 87l. 5s. 3½d. a month from the time of disbanding.
Creighton's (afterwards Grant's) Regiment. 1,523l. 4s. 3¾d. due to Richard McGwyre over and above all clothing to 11 June 1713, the day of disbanding the last nine Companies thereof; being the remainder of two years from 8 April 1712; payable by warrant from the Government dated 27 May 1712 pursuant to an assignment from the Colonel dated 17 Nov. 1711; which would have been paid by equal monthly payments from the 11 June 1713.
De Lorrain's Regiment. 985l. 0s. 4½d. due to Robert Cheatham over and above all clothing to 4 May 1713 the day of disbanding; being the remainder of 14 months from 15 Sept. 1712; payable by warrant from the Government dated 22 Dec. 1712 pursuant to an assignment from the Colonel dated 4 Dec. 1712; which would have been paid at 87l. 5s. 3½d. a month from the time of disbanding.
Montandre's (late Witteronge's) Regiment. 1,976l. 4s. 8¼d. due to Jos. Kane and John Raboteaut over and above all clothing to 4 May 1713 the day of disbanding; being 804l. the remainder of two years for Witteronge from 10 Oct. 1711 payable by warrant from the Government dated 19 June 1711 pursuant to an assignment of the Colonel dated 2 June 1711 and the remainder of an assignment of the Marquis de Montandre in London for 2,004l. 0s. 10¾d., being 1,106l. 18s. 4½d. net, making 11,161l. 6s. 10d. gross over and above all clothing to 24 Aug. 1712, the time of their coming on this [Irish] Establishment as appears by a certificate from J. Merritt dated the 4 Nov. 1712; which two sums together make 1,976l. 4s. 8½d. and would have been paid at 87l. 5s. 3½d. a month from the time of disbanding.
Hyndford's Regiment. 1,095l. 13s. 8½d. due to Thomas Pillans over and above all clothing to 18 June 1713, the day of disbanding; being the remainder of 2,061l. 3s. 8¼d. net, making 2,181l. 2s. 11d. gross due to complete the Colonel's assignment of 2,822l. 8s. 1¾d., dated 1 Feb. 1711–12 when the Regiment came on this [Irish] Establishment as appears by J. Merritt's certificate dated 2 Jan. 1712–13; which would have been paid at 112l. 8s. 9¾d. a month from the time of disbanding.
Wharton's Regiment. 1,784l. 11s. 7¼d. due to Ja. Dymond over and above all clothing to the several days of disbanding in Jan. 1710–11; being the remainder of two years from the 29 April 1710 payable by warrant from the Government dated 30 June 1710 pursuant to an assignment from the Col. dated 24 May 1710; which would have been paid at 112l. 8s. 9¾d. a month from the time of disbanding.
Windsor's Regiment. 1,880l. 13s. 6½d. due to Richard McGwyre over and above all clothing to the days of disbanding; being the remainder of two years from 15 Oct. 1712 payable by warrant from the Government dated 28 Aug. 1712 pursuant to an assignment from the Colonel dated 26 Aug. 1712; which would have been paid at 129l. 1s. 0¾d. from the time of disbanding.
Ashburnham's Regiment. 1,296l. 15s. 9¼d. due to Cha. Bourchier over and above all clothing to the days of disbanding; being the remainder of two years from 1 June 1712 payable by warrant from the Government dated 17 Nov. 1711 pursuant to an assignment from the Colonel dated 17 Nov. 1711; which would have been paid at 129l. 1s. 0¾d. a month from the time of disbanding.
Morris's Regiment. 1,500l. 11s. 4d. due to Cha. Bourchier over and above all clothing to the disbanding; being the remainder of two years from 1 June 1712 payable by warrant from the Government dated 17 Nov. 1711 pursuant to an assignment from the Colonel dated 16 Nov, 1711; which would have been paid at 112l. 8s. 9¾d. a month from the time of disbanding. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 574–7.
July 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to pay the Civil List, detailed, for Scotland for 1714 June 24 quarter: to a total of 6,006l. 4s. 5d.
Prefixing: said Civil List, being the same as that of April 7 last, supra, p. 209, with the following changes:
names in the April list which have disappeared from the present list.
John Murray of Bowhill, one of the Lords of Session.
John Mason, one of the Macers of Justiciary.
new names appearing for the first time in the June 24 list.
James Elphingstone of Coupar as a Lord of Session 66l. 15s. 1 10/12d. from 5 April 1714, the date of his commission, to June 24.
Geo. Philp, as a Herald, 46l. 7s. 10d. from 20 Aug. 1712, being the date of his commission, to 1714 June 24.
Alexander Green, as a Pursuivant, 2l. 8s. 6½d. from 3 May to 24 June 1714.
David Auchmouty 28l. 8s. 11½d. as a same from 15 Oct. 1712, the date of his commission, to 24 June 1714.
William Erskine, as a same, 51l. 18s. 5½d. from 14 May 1711, the date of his commission, to 24 June 1714.
Charles Kinross 2l. 10s. 0d. as a Macer of Justiciary.
John Greirson 16l. 12s. 9d. as a same from 30 Oct. 1712, the date of his commission, to 24 June 1714.
Alexander Brand, as falconer, 28l. 0s. 4d. from 4 Dec. 1713, the date of his commission, to 24 June 1714.
James Oliphant, as First Underkeeper of the Wardrobe, 18l. 0s. 4¼d. from 4 Dec. 1713, the date of his commission, to 15 May 1714 being Whitsunday, his payment being appointed to be at Whitsunday and Martinmas by equal portions.
The payment of the four Messengers of the Receipt in Ordinary at London is 54l. for circulating three Proclamations between 25 March 1714 and 24 June 1714 at 18l. each Proclamation.
Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 118–21.
July 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to pay the Charity Roll of Scotland for 1714 June 24 quarter: being 500l. (The list is not detailed, being the same as that of April 7 last, supra, pp. 209–10.) Ibid., p. 121.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to pay same quarter's salaries of the Customs, Scotland: to wit from March 25 last to 1 May and from 1 May to 24 June: and further authorising and empowering the Customs Commissioners to roll the tidewaiters and boatmen, removing them from one port to another for the sake of their better service either by their knowledge of the situation and trade of the country which they are removed to or by their being master of the languages spoke in the Highland countries. Ibid., pp. 122–3.
July 8. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 75l. to Sir John Worden as royal bounty towards the support and maintenance of the younger children of Charles, late Earl of Dunmore, deceased. Money Book XXIII, p. 172.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Corderoy et al. for leave to make post entries of several quantities of brandy and rum from Spain and the West Indies which happen to be above proof. Reference Book IX, p. 188.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to release from prison Hamlet Robinson, late of London, merchant.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Robinson's petition, ut supra, p. 99, shewing that he had been a trader to Virginia several years and had paid great sums in tobacco Duties but having great losses at sea during the late war he was obliged to abscond. His debt originally was 7,571l. 9s. 4d. He failed in April 1713 and 690l. 4s. 4d. has been recovered from five of his debtors, viz., James Burnet, Heneage Robinson, Geo. Baker, John Knight and Capt. Tho. Wharton; and 51l. 8s. 0d. from Luke Wressell, one of his sureties. There has also been paid 2,070l. 6s. 2½d. by certificate and debenture. His debts [assets] in Virginia amounted to 1,515l. 4s. 7d., for recovery whereof an authority is sent by this Board to Mr. Birchfield, Surveyor General [of Customs] in America. His sureties are Heneage Robinson, Luke Wressel and Henry Lucas who are failed and absconded and little or nothing can be expected from them. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 236–7.
Same by same to the two Remembrancers in the Exchequer Court, the Clerk of the Pipe and the Foreign Apposer to stay process against General Charles Churchill on a super of 200l set upon him [in the accounts of the Paymaster of the Forces, Ireland] relating to the fortifications of Kinsale.
Prefixing: report by Mr. Borret. The petitioner received the said sum in 1690 for repair of the said fortifications and fully expended the same therein and delivered the account thereof to General Ginkle, then Commander in Chief in Ireland; but for want of the said account being annexed to the warrant whereon he received the money, he is (on passing the Paymaster's accounts) set in super and process is now issued against him of Distringas ad computandum, on which the sheriff returned 40s. issues which has been levied upon said General but Col. Hawley's letter confirms the said General's allegations that he justly expended the said sum therein and is only defective in the formal discharge.
Appending: said letter or certificate by Col. H. Hawley dated Kinsale 15 Feb. 1711–12. At my coming to command the fort of Kinsale in 1702 I found the trenches levelled and the breeches which had been made and the Cazarnes and palisadoes which had been ruined, in taking the same, very well repaired and the fortifications in a very good condition of defence: all which services I have certain information were performed at the expense and by the directions of Gen. Charles Churchill by command of General Ginckle. Ibid., pp. 238–9.
July 9. Letter of direction for 1,500l. to Edward Nicholas, out of Civil List moneys: as imprest and upon account: to be by him paid over to such uses as her Majesty hath directed. Disposition Book XXII, p. 269.
William Lowndes to the secretaries of Secretary Bolingbroke. My Lord Treasurer believes it may be of service to have the scheme of the present Lottery inserted in the Gazette. I enclose a copy [missing] thereof. Please take care that it be printed in the Gazette of to–morrow and Tuesday next accordingly. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 238.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Henry Burgess shewing that he has served 10 years in the Navy, five [thereof] as Lieutenant, therefore praying to be made Commander of one of the Custom House smacks. Reference Book IX, p. 188.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of certain woodlands or woody grounds called Harleigh Wood (Harleigh Wood and Northwood and the Forest of Ackwood and Cumbergwyn), Co. Radnor, in order to a new lease thereof to Robert Bridgwater.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General on said Bridgwater's petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 242–3.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed report [missing] made to the Lord Treasurer by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, England, on the demands of Major Gen. Kellum, Col. Backwell and the Marquess of Harwich, touching the pay of six private men in each of their Troops for the muster which commenced the 22 June 1713 and ended the 21 August following. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 578.
July 10. Money warrant for 941l. 13s. 4d. to Montagu, Earl of Abingdon, as Warden and Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent South: being 166l. 13s. 4d. for one year to 1714 June 24 on his salaries of 100l. and 100 marks per an. and the remaining 775l. for three quarters on the allowance of 1,033l. 6s. 8d. from 1713 Sept. 29. (Money order dated July 17 for 775l. hereof.) Money Book XXIII, p. 175. Order Book VIII p. 456.
July 10. Letter of direction for 5,000l. to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans in the Exchequer on Malt anno 1714: and is intended to be applied to answer bills of exchange payable to Sir William Hodges on account of the Victualling. Disposition Book XXII, p. 263.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. By their letter of the 5th inst. the Navy Commissioners signified that 11,800l. remains in your hands to pay off the Flamborough which is not yet arrived, and that it would be of service to the Navy to have the same forth with applied to pay off the Rye and Lowestoft at Sheerness. My Lord Treasurer, agrees thereto and directs that it be applied accordingly and that as the like instance shall at any time happen for the future you do immediately acquaint my Lord Treasurer therewith so as the money ordered for ships that do not arrive may be applied to pay such others as shall happen to be arrived “and hereby ease the growing charge”. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy, of Peter Gandy's petition shewing that for his services in the Navy he has enjoyed a pension of 70l. per an. but there is a year in arrea thereon and a stop put to the payment thereof: as he is 74 years old he prays a continuance of the pension. Reference Book IX, p. 188.
Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford constituting Thomas Maddockes, Joshua Odams, William Stubbs and Conrade de Gols jointly and severally to be Receivers of the 1,400,000l. Lottery [anno 1714 by the Act 13 Anne, c. 18]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 241.
Warrant by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell 50 load of timber in New Forest (not fit for Navy timber) and to deliver same to Lieut. General Webb, Governor of the Isle of Wight, for rebuilding the barn near the Parkhouse in said Island about 54 foot long by 19 foot wide, the posts 13 foot long having a skilling on one side and a skilling at each end. Ibid., p. 244.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of the Earl of Hyndford, praying remission of the Taxtward and Non Entry Duties of the lands and barony of Skirling amounting to 200l. per an.; in favour of Mrs. Margaret Douglas. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 123.
Same to same of the petition of William Stewart for payment of 100l. due to him at the commencement of the Union on a pension of 100l. per an. granted to him by her Majesty in 1702. Ibid.