Warrant Books: September 1714, 21-30

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29, 1714-1715. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1957.

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September 1714, 21-30

Sept. 21. Same to the Attorney General enclosing a letter [missing] from Lord Bolingbroke with an information of indirect practices in the Customs in Barbados, and the Customs Commissioners’ report thereon. My Lord Treasurer desires you to discourse Mr. Lowther, the late Governor of Barbados, thereupon in order to your proposing such methods as you shall think fit to obviate such practices. Ibid., p. 273.
Sept. 22. Royal warrant under the sign manual of King George, dated St. James's, to the Clerk of the Signet, for a privy seal dormant for the issue of moneys for any public or particular uses or services “as we by any warrant or warrants under our royal sign manual shall direct and appoint: the said sum and sums of money respectively to be paid to such officer or other person by way of imprest or otherwise and in such manner and form in all respects as by the such warrant or warrants shall be required and directed.” (The privy seal bears date 29 Sept. 1714. This privy seal is evidently intended to reinforce or replace the privy seal dormant of the Lords Justices, supra, p. 44.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 208.
Sept. 22. Royal warrant under the sign manual of King George, dated St. James's, to the Clerk of the Signet, for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest and upon account for the uses and services of the Mint. (Money warrant dated Oct. 6 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Sept. 29.) (Money order dated Oct. 7 hereon. In the margin: a later order dated 1715 March 31 for satisfying the unpaid residue hereof.) Ibid., p. 208. Money Book XXIII, p. 274. Order Book VIII, p. 473.
Same to same for a same for 30,000l. to Samuel Smithin, the King's goldsmith, to wit 10,000l. thereof by way of advance in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit, “ to enable him to provide plate, jewels and other things necessary for the service of our Coronation, for which the said Samuel Smithin is from time to time (as fast as the same can be procured) to produce unto you certificates signed by the Master of the Jewel Office of the plate and other things to be furnished by him as aforesaid,” and the remaining 20,000l. to be payable to him upon his producing proper certificates signed by the said Master of the Jewel House of the gold works, gilt and white plate and other things which he hath delivered and shall deliver into the Jewel House.
And whereas it appears by certificate from the Auditor of the Receipt that 1,420l. 16s. 6d. remains due to said Smithin upon a money order for 3,920l. 16s. 6d. for plate delivered into the Jewel Office of the late Queen Anne between 25 Dec. 1713 and Lady day 1714 and that there is further due to him the sum of 1,402l. 15s. 5d. for plate similarly delivered by him between 1714 Lady day and Aug. 1 (the time of the late Queen's death) these two sums, making together 2,823l. 11s. 11d., are hereby to be paid to him out of the Civil List arrears of the said late Queen without account, imprest or other charge. (Money warrant dated Oct. 4 directed to George Montague, Esq., Auditor of the Receipt, for the said 10,000l. by way of advance and for the said 1,402l. 15s. 5d.: to be satisfied as above.) (Two separate money orders dated Oct. 5 for said 10,000l. and for the said 1,402l. 15s. 5d. accordingly.)
Prefixing: certificate by H. Finch, Master of the Jewel House, of the gold works and plate delivered by said Smithin into the Jewel House between 25 March 1714 and 1 Aug. following, amounting to 1,402l. 15s. 5d. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 209–10. Money Book XXIII, pp. 273–4, 269. Order Book VIII, p. 470.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines to make up the accounts of and to pay the arrears of Stephen Pearse, Robert Davison and John Martin, three serjeants of General Wills's late Regiment of Marines in like manner as the arrears of said Regiment were paid.
Prefixing: report by J. Hunter, Nich. Roope and Thomas Layton [Commissioners for Disbanding as above] on the petition of the Mayor of Canterbury as by the order of reference of the 6th Sept. inst. At the time of disbanding said Regiment the said serjeants had the misfortune to be imprisoned in Canterbury and not being paid at the disbandment could not pay their debts to the inhabitants. They have made their most humble submission for the error by them committed and have been dismissed from their bail. In December last when we were at Canterbury to disband the Regiment, after the greatest part of the first Company was paid and disbanded the rest of the Regiment mutinied and got to their arms and in that manner continued for three or four days, so that we could not proceed in the execution of our commission, but were forced to represent matters to Mr. Secretary Bromley and to take notice in particular of the said three Serjeants: and thereupon received orders from the Secretary to have them taken up and put into prison; which being done and a party of Horse sent thither to awe the rest we proceeded to pay and disband the Regiment, but did not think proper to pay all the serjeants, and were likewise directed by the Admiralty Lords to pay all the Serjeants except these three, although they had all joined in the mutiny and disorders. When we came away from Canterbury these three serjeants were left in gaol, but were soon after bailed out, and no prosecution being ordered against them by the Government they have been since discharged of their bail by due course of law. Disposition Book XXIII, pp. 9–10.
Sept. 22. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to despatch with all civility the Prince of Hesse Darmstadt's baggage, being arrived in the river on board one of the ships commanded by Capt. Pidgeon. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 274.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to sell South Sea Stock to the amount of 6,484l. 9s. 7½d. as follows at such times and in such proportions as you think advisable for the service of the public, so as the whole be sold within a month hereof: and the South Sea Company is hereby to permit you to transfer the said stock. You are to take care to pay the proceeds into the Exchequer on such heads or branches of the [Customs] revenue to which it properly belongs.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners to Treasurer Shrewsbury. In pursuance of Treasurer Oxford's warrant of 1712 June 16 [Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 317] Henry Ferne as Customs Cashier subscribed into South Sea Stock in the name of the public several Transport debentures then remaining in his hands which he received as follows by way of composition in discharge of wine [Duty] bonds: viz.
from Arthur Shallet: £ s. d.
debentures or principal stock 5,161 4
interest thereon or additional stock 824 3 11
from Thomas Stephenson:
debentures or principal stock 439 3 0
interest thereon or additional stock 59 18 3
£6,484 9
By the said warrant of 16 June 1712 the debentures were to be turned into South Sea Stock to the intent it might be sold and the produce thereof applied to the uses to which the moneys for the compounded bonds would have been applicable. Mr. Ferne has received from the South Sea Company as dividends thereon 972l. 13s. 0½d., which has been already applied to the use of the public and paid into the Exchequer with other [Customs] moneys. But Mr. Ferne acquaints us he cannot sell the said stock without my Lord Treasurer's warrant, which we therefore desire. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 160–1.
Sept. 22. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Jacob Bonnel shewing that he was employed by the Commissioners for the Duties on hides &c. to post the books of Joseph Quash, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Co. Devon: therefore praying a reward for his services. Reference Book IX, p. 194.
Fresh reference of the petition of Sir John Jennings, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 390. Ibid., p. 192.
Sept. 23. Letter of direction for 7,759l. 12s. 0d. to Thomas Moor, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the Lottery anno 1714: and is intended to be applied on account of subsistence to the Regiments of the Earl of Orkney, [John Richmond] Webb, [Lord] North and Grey, [John] Hill, [Algernon, Earl of] Hertford, Sterne [Richard Stearne], [Richard] Sutton, [Charles, Earl of] Orrery and [Archibald, Earl of] Forfar: and is in further part of 107,831l. 9s. 2d. for maintaining her Majesty's Force in Flanders and at Dunkirk until Michaelmas 1714. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 10.
Same for 21,923l. 7s. 11d. to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the 1714 Lottery: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
in further part of 386,427l. 17s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1714. £ s. d.
to complete 33 days’ subsistence Sept. 22 inst. to Oct. 24 next for the Troops and Regiments upon this Establishment 19,340 11 11
for the same subsistence for the Garrisons in North Britain 266 15 0
on account of the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids to subsist them to the 24th Oct. 1714 1,200 0 0
in further part of 19,308l. 10s. 0d. for the Regiments of [Col. Thomas] Handasyde and [Francis] Alexander in the West Indies anno 1714.
for the same 33 days’ subsistence for Col. Alexander's Regiment 678 11 3
in further part of 20,170l. 1s. 6d. for the Independent Companies in the Plantations anno 1714.
for the same 33 days’ subsistence for the four Companies at New York 437 9 9
Ibid. £21,923 7 0
Sept. 23 William Lowndes to Lord Townsend enclosing (a) infra by order of the Lord Treasurer.
Appending: (a) letter from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to said Lowndes dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 14 Sept. 1711. On the 11th inst. we had information from Baron Scroope of a vessel commanded by Robert Moffatt that had taken in 100 barrels of gunpowder at Camphire [Veere in Walcheren] and designed from thence to Norway, there to take in timber to cover the gunpowder, and then proceed to North Britain. We sent the most private and prudent directions we could to some of the trusty officers of the Customs at the ports where we suspected the said ship might come, for securing her upon the first appearance; which has had this good effect that on Sunday the 12th inst. Mr. Hercules Smith and Mr. Adam Smith, Collector and Comptroller of Kircaldy, found the said ship about a league at sea off Largoe Bay, and having made some search they found brandy and some arms under the timber, whereupon they immediately seized her and set sail and with some opposition and difficulty on the 13th inst. brought her to the harbour of Burnt Island and put a sufficient number of officers on board. Upon our application to Capt. Rouse, Commander of his Majesty's ship Saphire, he sent a lieutenant and six men, who are in possession, and will try to bring her to Leith this day. Capt. Rouse assured us he would secure the master and crew in order to their examination. We expect to find a considerable quantity of arms and the gunpowder and that further discoveries may be made.
By this post we have yours of the 8th inst. inclosing Dobbyns' information of frauds committed at Inverness. We shall forward it to the Inspector General of Customs now in those parts for inquiry. Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 274–5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners [England] to send to the lodgings of Baron de Bothmar [Hans Kaspar von Bothmer] five chests containing his papers. Ibid., p. 276.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed queries [missing, see infra, pp. 105–6] relating to the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniel Webb for a tidesman's place, he having been employed many years by several eminent merchants in shipping of goods. Reference Book IX, p. 194.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent under the Exchequer seal for granting the office of High Steward of the manor of Havering atte Bower to John Conyers: during pleasure. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 303.
Same by same to Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, approving the passing the account of the Robes with all the items therein as in the state thereof hereto if they appear to you to be duly vouched: and I do hereby require you to make up the said account and present the same for declaration accordingly.
Appending detailed state of the account of Henry Pigott, gent., of moneys received and paid for the use of her late Majesty's Robes within the space of three years Lady day 1711 to Lady day 1714.
Total charge, 10,105l. 14s. 6d.; total discharge, 10,090l. 6s. 5d.; remains, 15l. 8s. 1d. (The discharge includes payments to Mary Godd for making several suits of night cloths for the Queen in 1711, 2l. 10s. 0d.; Thomas Brown, skinner, for tippets and muffs, 61l. 15s. 0d.; William Reynolds, shoemaker, for shoes, 70l. 10s. 0d.; Matthew Vernon and partners, mercers, for goods, 1,276l. 13s. 0d.; Samuel Ward, glover, 119l. 14s. 0d.; Frances Baillon, tirewoman, for cutting and dressing her Majesty's hair, 53l. 1s. 0d.; Mary Wilkins, for milliners’ wares, 1,050l. 16s. 0d.; Mary Mirande, for pins, 24l. 16s. 0d.; Mary Hunter, embroiderer, for Stars and Orders delivered by her, 45l. 6s. 6d.; Richard Appleford, for purple and other hose, 31l. 10s. 0d.; Robert Riggs, for two pieces of needlework, Indian Bafts, 21l. 10s. 0d.; Anne Clifton, manteau maker, for work, 184l. 7s. 0d.; Susannah Young, petticoat maker, for work, 211l. 8s. 0d.; Antoine Cousein, for making staies for her Majesty, 90l.; Walter Turner, for rich gold and silver lace, 118l. 12s. 6d.; Mary Garneron, for stitching manteaus and petticoats, 180l.; John Maine, for gloves, 7l. 13s. 0d.; John Van Colema, for fans, 8l. 3s. 0d.; William Lilly, for three dozen of fine box combs for her Majesty's use, 5l. 8s. 0d.; Isaac Tully and Company, mercers, for goods, 102l. 10s. 0d.; Mrs. Ann Moore, for making linen for her Majesty, 48l. 12s. 0d.; Mrs. Peirse, for gold Orriss and Brocades, 40l. 14s. 0d.; Thomas Hinchliffe and Company, mercers, for goods, 2,042l.; Edward Bailey, for ten yards of hair Camblett delivered by Mr. Jewkes, 4l.; Peter Motteaux, for 27 yards of flowered velvet, 54l.; Henry Dighton, for powder for her Majesty's use, 3l. 14s. 0d.; William Langrish, for making a hood and cloak for her Majesty, 5l. 4s. 6d.; Stephen Lauratt, for several yards of crimson and white damask, 32l. 8s. 0d.; John Gaude, for a gold hilted sword, 79l. 4s. 0d.; Richard Aven, for another gold hilted sword, 87l. 10s. 0d.; Ann Massey, for making petticoats and pockets, 5l. 7s. 0d.; Thomas Moreton, for gold and silver lace, 31l. 11s. 0d.; John Johnson and Company, for mercers’ wares, 71l. 18s. 0d.; Henry Lupton, for a fine laced hood, 7l. 10s. 6d.; Mrs. Rachel Thomas as Yeoman of the Robes, for sundry disbursements, 28l. 13s. 0d.; Michael Woolwrich and Nat. Bridgwater, for travelling charges and loading and unloading goods to and from St. James's, Kensington and Windsor, 271l.; Duchess of Somerset, salary as Mistress of the Robes at 600l. per an., 1,600l.; Rachel Thomas, in the place of Yeoman of the Robes at 200l. per an., 583l. 6s. 8d.; Charles Hedges, Groom of the Robes, at 120l. per an., 350l.; Henry Pigott, one of the waiters on her Majesty's Robes, at 50l. per an., from 1710–11 Feb. 12, the time he was admitted, 131l. 7s. 4¾d.; J. Felton, another waiter on the Robes, at same rate from same date, the date of his admission, 143l. 17s. 4¾d.; David Foulkes, messenger to the Robes, on 20l. per an., 58l. 6s. 8d.)
Followed by: report by Auditor T. Foley on said account. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 303–7.
Sept. 24. William Lowndes to [Mr. Howe et al.] the referees of the Army debts, enclosing the memorial [missing] of Lieut. Col. Purcell relating to arrears of pay due to him. My Lord Treasurer desires you to examine and state same along with the other demands referred to your consideration. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 276.
Sept. 24. Same to Mr. Williams. My Lord Treasurer directs that you do not for the time to come deliver out any Acts of Parliament or any other printed papers for the use of this Office without particular directions from [the Treasury] Secretary. Ibid.
Sept. 25 Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Board of Ordnance to pay 400l. each to the five lawyers appointed (with others), supra, p. 64, to be Commissioners for ascertaining the rights of the proprietors of the lands vested in trustees for the better fortifying Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich: and likewise 600l. to their Secretary.
Prefixing: report by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, and Sir Robert Raymond, Solicitor General, on the memorial of the said Commissioners. That business will require a great deal of time, skill and understanding.
Appending: (1) the said memorial signed by Richard Comyns, Jeff. Gilbert, M. Owen, John Wiseman, William Borret, Junr., desiring some allowance. There are 78 titles to be perused at Portsmouth, 70 at Chatham and 55 at Harwich. Mr. John Hughes has been employed in the whole business from the first. We propose to make him Secretary.
(2) The case of the said Commissioners as represented to the Attorney and Solicitor General concerning the charges and expenses.
(3) Proposal by said John Hughes as represented to same concerning same. Money Book XXIII, pp. 250–4.
William Lowndes dated from St. James's to Sir William Wyndham. Upon reading the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Rudge my Lord Treasurer thinks the matter of so great importance that he commanded me to attend you to desire you not to pass the patent therein referred to, or any other of the like nature, till it be first considered at the Treasury, “and if I should not find you at your house that I should write to you to the same purpose.” I therefore leave this, with the petition, at your house with your servant, Mr. Samuell Giles. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 275.
Same [from the Treasury] to Lord Wharton enclosing the Stamps Commissioners’ report [missing] on the petition of John Stone, formerly distributor of stamps for the county and city of York. (The like letter to the Earl of Carlisle.) Ibid., p. 276.
Treasurer Shrewsbury's fiat for royal letters patent to appoint John Sommers as Comptroller of Great and Petty Customs, London port, loco John Needler, lately defunct. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 161.
Approval by Treasurer Shrewsbury of James Morris as first clerk in the Office of Clerk of the Pells.
Prefixing: presentation of said Morris to the Lord Treasurer by Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 308.
William Lowndes to the Duke of Montrose enclosing the following letter from the Customs Commissioners in Scotland relating to the ship Margaret of Leven, Robert Moffat master.
Appending: (1) said letter in continuation of that of Sept. 14 inst., supra, p. 93. Hercules Smith and Adam Smith that seized her did with the assistance of Capt. Rowse bring the ship over to Leith, where a guard was set upon her by General Whetham's directions, "who on all occasions is very ready to assist the officers of the Customs.” Yesterday and this day she was unloaded. We sent the arms and other warlike stores to the Castle of Edinburgh and delivered them to the storekeeper there upon receipts. The other prohibited goods are lodged in his Majesty's warehouse at Leith.
(2) Examination of Robert Moffat, master of the Margaret of Leven, examined this day Saturday 18 Sept. by the Lord Advocate: declares that he was freighted by Henry Crawford, merchant in Craill, and about the end of March last was ordered by him to sail to Thursoe and take in victual and thence to Camphire [Veere], where he arrived in May last, and had orders from said Crawford to wait on Mr. Gregory, factor in Camphire, and to take in such goods as he should put on board; and accordingly Mr. Gregory did order to be put on board 10 large chests which now appear to contain carrabines, belts, pistols and flints and 54 small casks which proves to be gunpowder: says he knows not what was contained in the said chests and barrels, but that Mr. Gregory desired he might take care to put them out of the way: says he departed from Camphire in the beginning of July and by Mr. Crawford's order went to Norway where he took in some timber, and from thence according to his order came to the Firth of Forth upon the 12th inst.
Thomas Moffet, sailor on board the said ship and brother to the said Robert Moffett, the master, declares in everything conform to the master, only that he did not know what orders or directions Mr. Crawford gave to the said Robert Moffet.
David Symson, sailor aboard the Margaret of Leven, declares in everything conform to Robert Moffet.
Robert Horne, mariner aboard the said ship, declares that he happened to be sick all the time he was at Camphire and did not see either the boxes or chests till he came to Norway: declares he cannot write.
(3) An account of the goods landed out of the Margaret of Leven and sent to the Castle of Edinburgh:
10 chests containing 80 carrabines, 80 cases of pistols, 80 carrabine belts with some bags of flints.
54 small casks containing about 13 hundredweight 2 quarters gunpowder.
goods sent to his Majesty's warehouse at Leith (calicoe, muslin, Bohea tea, green tea, playing cards, indico, pepper, foyle blades, coffee beans, brandy &c.).
Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 240–1.
Sept. 27. Royal letters patent appointing James Stanhope, Esq., to be Secretary of State: during pleasure: with the patent salary of 100l. per an., loco William Bromley, Esq., thereto appointed by patent dated 1713 Aug. 9, which patent is hereby revoked. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 213b.
Same appointing Charles, Visct. Townshend, to be Secretary of State loco Henry St. John, now Visct. Bolingbroke, who was thereto appointed by patent dated 1710 Sept. 25. Ibid., p. 215.
Commission by Treasurer Shrewsbury to James Underwood to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Samuel Acton, dismissed.
(Warrant by same to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Surrey to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Underwood as from 29 Sept. 1714.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 146, 147.
Sept. 28. Money warrant for 100l. to Thomas Walker for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his salary as his [her late] Majesty's Housekeeper at Newmarket: to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for the late Queen's Civil List Arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 159.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply the 50,000l. remaining in your hands of the money arisen by the sale of South Sea Stock to the payment of ships ordered to be put out of pay at such of the ports as shall be thought most proper by the Navy Commissioners for the immediate lessening of the growing charge to the public. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 11.
Letter of direction for 2,500l. to the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys grown due since Aug. 1 last: and is for defraying the charges of victualling the yachts and other services in the present expedition for bringing her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales over to England: according to a memorial from the Board of Greencloth in this behalf. Ibid.
Same for 210l. as follows: out of Civil List moneys [of the late King William] grown due before 8 March 1701–2, viz. 70l. each to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe; John, Lord De la Warr, Treasurer of the Chamber; Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works. (fn. 1)
In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1714 Dec. 1 hereof. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Duke of Montagu to pay the abovesaid 70l. to Thomas Carr in further part of what is due to him in Wm. III.'s reign for lace delivered to the Great Wardrobe.
The like to Lord Delawarr to pay the like 70l. to Thomas Herbert for arrears of salary as clockmaker and watchmaker to Wm. III.
The like to Charles Dartiquenave to pay the like 70l. to Mr. Alexander Carleton in further part of the debt owing to him by Wm. III. in the Office of Works in the right of his wife, who was relict of William Bache, late Blacksmith to Wm. III. Ibid., p. 12.
Sept. 28. William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. My Lord Treasurer is informed on his Majesty's behalf that Lady Frances Knightley has endeavoured to have letters of administration granted to her as nearest of kin to her late Majesty. He directs that you take effectual care to obstruct that lady's design in taking out any letters of administration of her Majesty's personal estate or any part thereof and that you attend his Majesty's Proctor and see that a caveat be entered and other matters done as shall be requisite in this behalf and that you give notice of all proceedings on either side to me. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 277.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report the qualifications of John King, who is recommended to my Lord for a place in the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer having read the enclosed letter [missing] commands me to transmit it to you for your perusal. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] sent to my Lord Treasurer. Please cause it to be advertised in the Gazette. Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Montrose enclosing a letter from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, relating to arms brought thither coastwise from London on board the John of Leith, together with a list [missing] thereof. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall of the petition of Craven Peyton for payment of 1,500l. arrears on the 3,000l. per an. pension to the late John, Earl of Bath, and his heirs. (Again referred Sept. 30, with the said Auditor's report thereon, to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General.) Reference Book IX, p. 194.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay to Charles le Bas all moneys ordered into your hands to satisfy offreckonings due for clothing of Gen. Hill's Regiment of Foot on the assignment made to said Le Bas by Robert Peters, notwithstanding any stop thereupon by reason of the debt owing to the Crown by said Peters.
Prefixing: (1) report by the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of said le Bas, ut supra, p. 69. The original assignment of General Hill's offreckonings for his Foot Regiment to Robert Peters is dated 9 April 1712 and Peters’ assignment to le Bas is dated 19 May 1712 for the sum of 2,482l. 9s. 4d. We have no cognizance of the direction from the Treasury to stop payment in favour of an extent and therefore presume it must have arisen from a proposition formerly made by Sir Biby Lake and creditors offering several assignments amounting to 14,649l. 14s. 3d. towards discharging Peters' debt provided they might have the benefit of Peters’ extent, “which proposition is not yet determined for want, as we have been informed, of some further report from the Commissary or other officer about some part thereof, and upon [the] making [of] the said proposition we were directed to write to the Paymaster to stop payment of the said assignments so proposed by Sir Biby Lake and creditors for payment of Peters’ debt, but as [for] this assignment of Mr. le Bas no caveat was put against it by us, we having no account thereof. We submit as a question for Counsel whether this assignment made by Peters of the offreckonings of Hill's Regiment to Mr. le Bas, being made and dated after Peters was by bonds indebted to her late Majesty, on which bonds there now remains about 12,766l. [due to the Crown], whether the sum remaining due on the said assignment be applicable to discharge the said bonds."
(2) Statement of opinion hereon by Sir Edw. Northey, Attorney General, and Sir R. Raymond, Solicitor General. We are of opinion that the assignment made by Peters of the assignment of the offreckonings as above for valuable considerations (before any writ of extent [on behalf of the Crown] issued against Peters on his bond) was good and could not be prejudiced by any extent that should afterwards be issued; the real estate only and not the personal estate of said Peters being affected by his being a debtor by bond to the Crown. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 309–10.
Sept. 29. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of Queen Anne which appointed John Howe, Esq., to the office of Receiver and Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons and also Paymaster of Chelsea Hospital, and in lieu thereof to appoint Robert Walpole to the office of Receiver and Paymaster General of all the Guards, Garrisons and Forces (except those Forces employed in Ireland and such Regiments and Forces as are or shall be under the care and direction of the Lord Admiral): during pleasure: together with the house now in the possession of the said Howe in the Tilt Yard adjoining the Horse Guards: with the wages, fee and allowance of 20s. a day, being the allowance usually made to the Paymaster General of the Forces and payable out of the Establishment of the Forces.
Also to appoint him Paymaster of the deductions set. apart for the maintenance or relief of the disabled or superannuated noncommissioned Officers and soldiers which are or shall be entertained in Chelsea Hospital or thereto belonging: with the like fee of 20s. a day: during pleasure. (The patent bears date Oct. 5.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 211–2.
Royal letters patent appointing Thomas Erle (Earl) to be Lieutenant General of the Ordnance loco John Hill thereto appointed by patent dated 1712 June 21, with the custody of the Store House thereto belonging and situated without Aldgate and of the garden commonly called the Artillery Ground and the annual rent of 100 marks: which said prior patent to John Hill is hereby determined. Ibid., pp. 223–4, 296.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the revenue of the Post Office, to pay to Simon, Lord Harcourt, what has grown due on his 4,000l. per an. as late Lord Chancellor, to wit up to Sept. 21 inst., the day on which he surrendered said Office. Money Book XXIII, p. 255.
Same by same to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, to pay 24l. each to Sir William Gifford and Samuel Hunter for their allowances as Commissioners for Disbanding Marines, to wit for the period from the day the commission for that purpose was opened to the day they set out on their journey upon that account, that is to say Aug. 12 to 20, being eight days at 3l. a day, being the same allowance as was appointed them whilst abroad upon the business of their said commission.
Prefixing: memorial of said Gifford and Hunter. Money Book XXIII, pp. 258–9.
Sept. 29. Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, to pay to Samuel Lynn, Muster Master General of the late Marine Regiments, the several established allowances to him and his deputies, to wit for the period from 1710 Michaelmas (to which date they were last paid) to 1712 Michaelmas.
Prefixing: memorial of said Lynn shewing that 2,449l. 7s. 0d. is due to him and his three deputies who were employed at the several headquarters of the Marines, viz. Southampton and Chichester; Portsmouth and Exeter; Rochester and Canterbury respectively: from 1712 Sept. 29 to Nov. and Dec. 1713 and Jan. 1713–14, being the several dates of disbanding the Marine Regiments.
Appending: warrant by the Admiralty Lords dated 1714 Aug. 4 to Sir Roger Mostyn to pay said sum. This warrant sets out the detailed statement of the salaries so due. Ibid., pp. 259–61.
Same by same to William Borret, Solicitor of the Treasury, to pay Thomas Atterbury's bill of 19l. 11s. 0d. for sundry moneys disbursed by order of the Duke of Shrewsbury and the Vice-Chamberlain.
Prefixing: said bill:
£ s. d.
horse hire, coach hire and waterage for several persons whom I was commanded to employ July 30 to Aug. 5; the messengers being all in waiting on their proper offices and sent on journeys at home and abroad 7 14 0
paid the said persons for their attendance at St. James's and going thence into the city, to Kensington and many other places out of town from July 30 to Aug. 5, “according as I was ordered" 3 5 0
my own coach hire from the 30th July to the end of August, being constantly commanded on business, together with my expense at public places, when I was abroad in the town 4 5 0
paid for the advance of 135l. which I was obliged to procure at midnight for despatching the several Messengers that were sent with letters oversea and to the Lords of the Regency by the Council: and interest for the said money for six weeks 4 7 0
£19 11 0
Ibid., pp. 261–2.
Same by same to Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow in the accounts of John How, as late Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, 85l. 18s. 2d. for fees paid for passing his accounts for the year 1710 for Guards and Garrisons (60l. 16s. 8d.) and for Chelsea Hospital (25l. 1s. 6d.)
Prefixing: said Foley's report and bill of said fees. Ibid., pp. 478–9.
Sept. 29.
Subscription by same of the money order of 1714 May 7 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 242–3] for 3,920l. 16s. 6d. to Samuel Smethin. Order Book VIII, p. 430.
Warrant dormant by same to the Stamps Commissioners to give allowance from time to time in the accounts of each Country Collector in England after the rate of 18 pence in the pound for all moneys which they have and shall collect on the Additional Stamp Duties granted by the Act of last Sessions, 13 Anne, c. 18: and likewise a sum not exceeding 2s. in the pound for what shall be in like manner collected for the same Additional Duties in Scotland: as also a sum not exceeding 1s. in the pound to all persons who shall buy any parcels of stamps for ready money at the head Office at Edinburgh in Scotland in like manner as is allowed to persons who [so] buy at the head Office in London.
Prefixing:report by the Stamps Commissioners dated Stamp Office, Lincolns Inn, 19 Aug. last, proposing said allowances to the collectors for distribution of said stamps. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 311.
Attestation by same of the swearing of three affidavits, entered in full, (1) relating to 66 chalders of coals entered in Yarmouth port in the Anne and Rose of Whitby, Francis Barker master, for Rotterdam on July 26, to wit that the same were the proper goods of the said Barker and the Customs thereof duly paid and that as they were proceeding on their intended voyage for Rotterdam the said ship was lost and the said coals perished in the sea: and that the said Barker is a denizen born.
(2) relating to 35 chalders of coals entered in Sunderland port in the Rose of Scarborough, Geo. Johnson master, for Amsterdam on July 28 last, which were similarly lost with said ship and that the said Johnson is a denizen born.
(3) relating to 20½ tons of litharge of lead, 32 chalders of coals and 10 chalders of grindstones entered on Aug. 16 and Sept. 4 anno 1711 in the Desire, a British built ship, Edmond May master, for Hamburg in the name of James Morton and sworn to by Isaac Cookson of Newcastle, merchant, which with the said ship were taken by the enemy on the voyage to Hamburg: and that the said May is a denizen born. Ibid., pp. 312–13.
Sept. 30. Royal sign manual for 59l. 2s. 6d. to Charlott, Lady Duffus, whereof 53l. 15s. 0d. as royal bounty and 5l. 7s. 6d. to satisfy the [Exchequer] fees and charges on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated Sept. 30 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 218.
Allowance by Treasurer Shrewsbury of the 1714 Michaelmas quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Apprentice Duty Office: total 53l. 5s. 0d. Money Book XXIII, p. 254.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, for 1714 Sept. 29 quarter's “on my allowance of 8,000l. per an. as High Treasurer of Great Britain.” Ibid., p. 256.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, to pay Col. John Orfeur 399l. 15s. 2d. for arms for Lord Shannon's Marine Regiment for which the said Orfeur contracted with Mr. Dolep and other gunsmiths by direction of said Lord Shannon: all ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 307 and 394–5.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts dated Scotland Yard 24 Sept. on the case. Money Book XXIII, pp. 256–8.
Sept. 30. Money warrant for 60l. 1s. 8d. to Thomas Chaplin, Keeper of his Majesty's Tennis Courts, for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his fee of 8d. a day and fee or salary of 120l. per an.: to be paid out of the Civil List Arrears of Queen Anne. Ibid., p. 262.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to William Borret to pay such bills as shall be drawn upon you by James Milner, John Richardson, Alexander Wood and James Offley for buying up distempered cows and other charges incident to the execution of the orders they have received to prevent the contagion spreading among the cattle. Ibid.
Money warrant for 11l. 17s. 6d. to the officers of the Works at Windsor, to wit 4l. 11s. 3d. thereof to Sir Christopher Wren for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his patent fee as Comptroller of the said Works; and 7l. 6s. 3d. to John Ball for same time on his same as Surveyor of said Works: to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Queen Anne's Civil List Arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 157.
Same for 189l. 19s. 1d. to the Officers of the Works as follows for same time on their yearly fees and salaries: and to be satisfied ut supra: viz.
£ s. d.
Sir Christopher Wren as Surveyor General thereof 22 16 3
Benja[min] Jackson as Master Mason 9 2 6
John Churchill as Master Carpenter 9 2 6
Charles Dartiquenave as Paymaster 18 5 0
the executors of Richard Stacy as [late] Master Bricklayer 9 2 6
David Lance as Master Plaisterer 9 2 6
Grimblin Gibbons as Carver 13 13 9
Christopher Wren as Clerk of the Works 33 6 8
Thomas Highmore as Serjeant Painter 5 0 0
John Ireland as Master Glazier 9 14 6
John Hopson as Master Joiner 26 6 3
ditto more as Purveyor 6 1 8
Joseph Roberts, her [late] Majesty's Plumber at Windsor 9 2 6
ditto more as Serjeant Plumber [to the Works] 9 2 6
£189 19 1
Ibid., p. 158.
Same for 500l. to the executors of John, Duke of Newcastle, for same time on his fee or allowance of 1,000l. per an. for the Park in the Forest of Sherwood as by the patent of 1709 Aug. 15, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 272–4: to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Queen Anne's Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 159.
Same for 53l. 5s. 0d. to Sir Edward Northey for half a year from 1713 Oct. 20 to 1714 April 20 on his usual allowance of 100 guineas per an, as Attorney General: to be satisfied ut supra,
53l. 15s. 0d. to Sir Robert Raymond for half a year from 1713 May 13 to Nov. 13 on his like allowance as Solicitor General. Ibid., p. 160.
Sept. 30. Same for 135l. to the officers, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year to 1713 Xmas on their several fees and allowances: to be satisfied ut supra: viz.
the Chief Ranger 5
the woodward and keeper of the woods in Chapel Henault Walk 10
the underkeeper of Walthamstow Walk 10
the underkeeper of Leighton, Walwood and Homefrith Walk 10
the underkeeper of Woodford Walk 10
the underkeeper of Loughton Walk 10
the underkeeper of New Lodge Walk 10
the underkeeper of Lambourne Walk 10
the underkeeper of Chingford Walk 10
the underkeeper of Epping Walk 10
the underkeeper of East Henalt 10
the underkeeper of West Henalt 10
the four Under Rangers, to be equally distributed amongst them 20
Ibid., p. 162.
Same for 152l. 12s. 0d. to the Officers of Ordnance as follows for same time: to be satisfied out of same: viz.
£ s. d.
John Hill, Esq., Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, on his patent fee of 100 marks 33 6 8
Cha. Eversfeild, Esq., Treasurer and Paymaster of same: on his fee of 40l. per an. 20 0 0
William Brydges, Esq., Surveyor General of same on his patent fee of 2s. a day 18 8 0
ChristopherMusgrave, Esq., Clerk of the Ordnance, on his patent fee of 2s. a day 18 8 0
Dixie Windsor, Esq., Storekeeper of the Ordnance, on his fee of 3s. a day 27 12 0
Richard King, Esq., Clerk of the Deliveries [of Ordnance], on his patent fee of 12d. a day 9 4 0
Thomas Gardiner, gent., Keeper of the Stores of Small Arms, on his patent fee of 10d. a day 7 13 4
James Pendlebury, Esq., Master Gunner of Great Britain, on his fee of 2s. a day 18 8 0
£152 12 0
Ibid., p. 163.
Same for 25l. to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, for same time on his fee: to be satisfied ut supra.
25l. to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South: on same: to be satisfied ut supra. Ibid., p. 164.
Same for 57l. 10s. 0d. to James Chase, Apothecary in ordinary to his [her] late Majesty's person: for same time on his patent fee or salary of 115l. per an.: to be satisfied ut supra. Ibid.
Sept. 30. Money warrant for 98l. 13s. 4d. to Malachy Thurston, Esq., for same time on his several fees of 20 marks per an. and 10s. a day as Knight Harbinger to Queen Anne: to be satisfied out of Queen Anne's Civil List Lottery. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 164.
Letter of direction for 3,813l. 8s. 10d. to Thomas Moor, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of money arising by sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to services following: viz.
in part of 4,879l. 6s. 0d. for the Half Pay Officers of the Marine Regiments to 24 Dec. 1713. £ s. d.
to clear the Half Pay to the said Officers to 24 Dec. 1713 3,813 8 10
In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1714 Nov. 3 hereof by the Treasury Lords. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 13.
Same for 536l. 8s. 8d. to same: out of the Contributions in the Exchequer on the Lottery anno 1714: as in further part of 123,293l. 19s. 2d. for Half Pay to the Officers of the Land Forces and Marines anno 1714 and is for 38 days’ Half Pay to the Officers ordered to Portsmouth and Greenwich, to wit from 25 June last to Aug. 1 last. Ibid.
Same for 30,000l. to Charles Cæesar, Treasurer of the Navy, out of Lottery money which shall come into the Exchequer after 10 Oct. next on the 1,400,000l. Lottery: and is intended to enable him to redeem from the Bank of England so many tallies and orders on Malt anno 1713 as amount at least to the said 30,000l.Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for impresting 30,000l. to Thomas Micklethwaite, Treasurer for Transports: for the service of the Office of Transports: and is to be paid out of tallies and orders on Malt anno 1713 [when so redeemed as above and when once more] in the hands of the Navy Treasurer for this purpose. Ibid., p. 14.
Same to Charles Cæsar, Navy Treasurer. My Lord has directed 30,000l. to you as above to redeem Malt tallies anno 1713 from the Bank. You are to assign and transfer the said sum of Malt tallies and orders [when so redeemed by you] to the said Micklethwaite as above. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 300l. to William Borrett: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Send my Lord an account of the names of the ships that have been put out of pay by [or out of] the moneys that have been imprested to the Navy Treasurer since 1 Aug. 1714; with the numbers of the men that have been discharged out of each ship and what the payments to the said ships respectively have amounted to. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 278.
Same to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines to insert in the next Gazette the enclosed draft [missing] of an advertisement proposed by you to be so inserted relating to the demands which may be upon the Subaltern and Staff Officers of the late six Marine Regiments. Ibid.
Sept. 30. Same to the Salt Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer directs you to appoint Charles Brumpstead as your Cashier loco Francis Brydges, deceased: at 430l. per an. for himself and clerks. My Lord thinks 10,000l. will be sufficient security for the said receipt. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall enclosing the Attorney and Solicitor General's report on some queries relating to the revenue of the said Duchy, “that you may govern yourself thereby.” (A like letter sent to the Receiver of said Duchy.)
Appending: said report dated 29 Sept. 1714 and signed by Sir Edward Northey and Sir Robert Raymond:
(1) Query: Whether the Auditor and other officers of the Duchy on their taking the oaths to the King and oaths of office can act as officers for the King during the six months allowed by Act of Parliament [1 Anne, c. 2] and Proclamation [of 5 August last] thereon: or whether they must be instantly sworn to his Royal Highness the Prince and have constitutions from him and do all acts in his name before livery of his Duchy to him.
[Opinion]: By the patent of creation granted in Parliament of Edward the Black Prince, first Duke of Cornwall, dated 17 March 11 Edward III., the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall is granted to him and to the eldest son of him and his heirs Kings of England to hold of the King and his heirs for ever but to revert to the King and his heirs when there shall be no son that shall be Duke of Cornwall until there shall be such son and then the same to be delivered to him.
We are of opinion that the Duchy of Cornwall thereby was held of the King in capite and while that tenure continued it was necessary that livery should thereof be made to every Duke of Cornwall that should be: but that all [feudal] tenures being taken away by 12 Car. II, c. 24, there is not now occasion for livery to be made of the Duchy to his Royal Highness the Prince: and the King's title determining by limitation on there being a Duke of Cornwall, the revenue and estates belonging to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as Duke of Cornwall vested immediately in him without livery at his Majesty's accession to the Crown.
The officers that were in the Duchy when the same was in the late Queen and were [appointed] during her pleasure are not continued by the [abovesaid] Act of Parliament for continuing officers for six months &c., but only such officers are continued thereby that are to be appointed by the King, which those [Duchy officers] are not: and therefore such officers of that Duchy before they act must be constituted by the Prince, now Duke of Cornwall.
(2) Query: Whether the Prince be entitled to the whole year's revenue or whether a division of the revenue is to be made in the [Duchy] Receiver's accounts and to and for what time, the same being payable partly quarterly, partly halfyearly, and the rents being received but once a year at Michaelmas: and in case of a division [of the account] how must the Receiver give his receipt [or discharge to the tenants] at the next audit?
Opinion: We are of opinion that all the rents grown or that shall grow due since the decease of her late Majesty do belong to his Royal Highness the Prince as Duke of Cornwall: but all rents payable quarterly and half yearly and payable at or before Midsummer last (being during the life of the late Queen) are to be accounted for and answered to his [present] Majesty and the receipts to be given by the Receivers are to be [worded] accordingly.
(3) Query: Whether debentures issued by the Auditor to the several officers belonging to the Duchy for payment of their fees and salaries grown due at Midsummer last and unpaid may not now be paid by the Receiver General and may like debentures be issued and paid at Michaelmas next without special directions to the Auditor and the Receiver in that behalf.
Opinion: We are of opinion that the fees and salaries grown due to the several officers belonging to the Duchy at or before Midsummer last may be paid by the Receiver General out of the profits of the Duchy due at or before that feast. But the fees and salaries to grow due at Michaelmas next must attend the pleasure of his Royal Highness the Prince.
(4) Query: Whether warrants under the hand of the Chancellor of the Exchequer for granting copyhold estates, parcel of the Duchy, may now be enrolled by the Auditor [of the Duchy] if the fines were not paid before her [late] Majesty's demise; and must the Receiver now receive those [fines] for the Prince's use before he is actually his officer?
Opinion: We are of opinion that the warrants from the Chancellor of the Exchequer for granting copyhold estates, parcel of the said Duchy, became void by the death of her late Majesty and no admission can be made thereupon, but new warrants must be obtained under the authority of his Royal Highness, to whom the fines for all admissions after the death of the late Queen do belong.
Out Letters(General) XXI,, pp. 279–80.
Sept. 30. Treasury reference to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Samuell Edwards, Cha. Lowe and Walter Brown, the officers appointed for paying interest on Exchequer Bills, praying that an Office may be appointed them for the execution of that business, the Office wherein the said business was heretofore performed being by the late Treasurer [Oxford] appropriated for paying the Lottery Orders in the 1711 Lottery [9 Anne, c. 6]. Reference Book IX, p. 194.
Entry of Lord Halifax's surrender of his office of Auditor of the Receipt. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 315.
Letters patent by Treasurer Shrewsbury appointing George Montagu of Horton, Co. Northampton, to the abovesaid office of Auditor of the Receipt as amply &c. as Thomas Felton, Esq., Robert Peter, Esq., Sir Vincent Skinner, Sir John Bingley, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Robert Long, bart., Sir Robert Howard, Christopher Montague, Esq., Charles, Lord Halifax, his predecessors therein. Ibid., pp. 315–16.


  • 1. John, Lord de La Warr, was Treasurer of the Chamber only for the period May-November 1714. Similarly Dartiquenave was Paymaster of the Works only from October 1706. As all the three items of payment here in question concerned the arrears and debts of William III's Civil List the more usual and proper procedure would have been to issue the money to the respective Wardrobe Master, Chamber Treasurer and Works Paymaster who were actually in office on the day of William III's decease, because the items related to the accounts of those officers, not the accounts of their successors in office. In this particular instance Edward, Lord Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber at William's death, had just died (on the 30 June 1714) and Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works at the time of William's decease, had died in Oct. 1706. The proper procedure would have been to issue the money in the present instance to the Duke of Montagu as Master of the Great Wardrobe (being in that office at William's death and still in office at the date of this letter of direction), and to the executors of Lord Edward Russell, and to the executors of Thomas Lloyd. The only explanation of this departure from proper accounting procedure would be that the relative accounts were declared and sworn and could not be reopened.