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Declared Accounts: Navy

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30, 1716. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1958.

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Navy

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: NAVY TREASURER.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1731, ROLL 159 [A.0.1/1731/159].

John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy Royal and of the Victualling. 1 January 1715–16 to 31 December 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of his last preceding Accompt 617,263 19
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 2 George I, in further part of 1,000,000l. by Privy Seal of 28 July, 1 George I
655,192 5
Easter term, 2 & 3 George I, in further part of the same 185,171 16 0
840,364 1
On accompt of the Navy:
Money defalked for Supers and Imprest bills paid by former Navy Treasurers and cleared within the time of this Accompt:
the Marquess of Carmarthen
52,703 7
the late Lord Berkley and his Executors 20,493 9 8
the late Sir Clowdesly Shovel 27,494 1 1
Richard Harnage 1,320 0 0
Jane Needler 25 0 0
Gamiel Lloyd 300 0 0
Lieut. Edward Cole 50 0 0
Thomas Reynolds 1,000 0 0
George Mainwaring 280 0 0
Lieut. Philip Wroth 20 0 0
Capt. Thomas Smith 1,601 13 4
Capt. Charles Guy 11 5 0
Capt. John Clifton 2,343 18 9
Richard Harnage 6,000 0 0
Capt. Nicholas Smith 5,049 8 1
Capt. William Cawley 40 1 5
Thomas Warren 150 0 0
Capt. Charles Desborrow 11 7 3
Thomas Jennings 172 15 5
Capt. Robert Chadwick 3 0 1
Capt. Thomas Legg 226 13 4
Capt. Michael Sansom 17 17 10
Capt. Henry Lawson 541 2 1
Capt. Edward Blackett 183 6 7
Edward Cole 24 3 10
Thomas Pool Parmiter 130 3 5
Capt. William Stephenson 208 3 2
Capt. Francis Peircy 41 11 1
Capt. James Thornton 0 13 10
John Harrison 56 19 0
Robert Young 10 0 0
Capt. Robert Harward 77 13 6
Capt. William Haddock 7 1 1
Capt. Francis Drake 101 6 4
Thomas Appleby 124 7
Capt. Thomas Scott 826 10 2
William Wood 41 8 10¼
121,688 9
money received upon sale of Ships of War, Yachts, Stores etc.:
for sale of the ships Sweepstakes and Nightingale, and for the Cleaveland, Isabella and St. Looe yachts
1,035 0 0
for old and decayed stores etc. 6,711 13 2
for damage done by trading vessels to ships of war and for stores supplied to trading vessels in distress 35 8 6
the Treasurer of the Ordnance for 20 tons of junk from Chatham and Sheerness Yards 95 0 0
William Boswell, Purveyor of Deptford Yard, for cordage from Woolwich Stores 11 6 0
the Navy Commissioners in two banknotes 187 14 0
the Marquess of Carmarthen (now Duke of Leeds) and the Executors etc. of the late Lord Berkley and Sir Clowdesly Shovel, for abatements etc. made on accompt of the two old Marine Regiments 6,092 9 10
sundry persons for abatements on their bills etc. 149 5 9
sundry Commanders and Pursers to clear the balances on their victualling accompts 1,490 12
sundry persons on board His Majesty's ships, for money abated for tobacco and dead men's clothes 760 16
ditto, for bedding 405 16 9
ditto, for clothes supplied them in sick quarters, etc. 521 19 4
ditto, for stores lost, embezzled or damaged 105 17 9
ditto, for various abatements 153 15
sundry persons in the yards at Port Mahon, Deptford and Chatham, for like abatements 144 2 5
17,900 17
money arising on sale of South Sea Stock etc.:
from the sale of South Sea Stock above par
3,136 11 3
dividend of 3l. per cent. on 170,000l. in South Sea Stock, due Xmas 1715 5,100 0 0
the allowance for prompt payment on Bank Annuities in the year 1715 2,536 5 6
the dividend on such Bank Annuities as have remained from time to time for the public use 2,423 6 3
13,196 3 0
rent of the farm or Lordship Fields, Chatham Dockyard, from Thomas Trott, teamer; year to Michaelmas 1715 30 0 0
On accompt of the Victualling:
monies defalked for imprest bills paid by former Treasurers and cleared within the time of this Accompt:
Alonzo Vere
55,355 2 1
Capt. Thomas Whorwood, late Commander of the Queenborough 210 14 0
John Shales, Agent at Portsmouth 241 1 7
Clement Milward, late Correspondent for the Victualling at Dublin 3,225 15 1
Nathaniel Cooper, Agent at Plymouth 87 8 2
Samuel Younghusband 4 6 7
59,124 7 6
money received in debts due on Victualling Accompts, by sale of stores, etc.:
sundry Commanders and Pursers for provisions etc. omitted to be charged etc.
311 4
the like, and others by abatements and deductions 1,010 19
several other persons for stores sold etc. 4,550 15
5,873 0
total charge and receipts £1,675,440 18
Discharge.
Emptions and provisions, detailed 141,226 0 3
salaries:
Edward, Earl of Oxford, a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716
1,250 0 0
Sir John Jennings, ditto; same time 1,250 0 0
Sir Charles Turner, ditto; year to Michaelmas 1716 1,000 0 0
Sir George Byng, ditto; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716 1,250 0 0
Abraham Stanyan, ditto; same time 1,250 0 0
George Doddington, ditto; same time 1,250 0 0
George Baillie, another; same time 1,250 0 0
the Earl of Rothes, Vice-Admiral of Scotland, in lieu of all charges as Judge of the Admiralty there; year to Michaelmas 1716 1,000 0 0
Josiah Burchett, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716 1,000 0 0
Henry Penrice, President and Judge of the High Court of Admiralty; 30 July 1715 to Michaelmas 1716 463 18 5
the same, as Advocate General for the Lord High Admiral's Office, 28 Oct. 1714 to 29 July 1715; Dr. Richard Fuller, succeeding him, 15 Aug. 1715 to Michaelmas 1716 25 0 10
Edward Honywood, Judge Advocate of the Fleet; year to Michaelmas 1716 183 0 0
John Coupland, Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet; same time 146 8 0
George Townsend, Council at Law for the Admiralty and Navy, in lieu of fees etc.; same time 100 0 0
John Warter, his assistant; same time 400 0 0
John Fawler, Navy Commissioner; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716 625 0 0
Thomas Swanton, another, at Plymouth, Michaelmas 1715 to 22 July 1716; Francis Dove, succeeding him, to Xmas 1716 625 0 0
James Littleton, another, at Chatham; year to Michaelmas 1716 500 0 0
Isaac Townsend, another, at Portsmouth; same time 500 0 0
Sir Charles Wager, Comptroller of the Navy; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716 625 0 0
Charles Sergison, Clerk of the Acts; same time 625 0 0
William Dale, his assistant; year to Michaelmas 1716 300 0 0
Jacob Ackworth, Surveyor of the Navy; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716 625 0 0
Dennis Lyddell, Comptroller of the Navy Treasurer's Accompts; same time 625 0 0
Richard Burton, Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts; same time 625 0 0
Charles Cornwall, Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts; same time 625 0 0
George Atkins, Storekeeper at Port Mahon; half years to Xmas 1715 and to Michaelmas 1716 200 0 0
Thomas Warren, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Deal, for himself and clerks; three quarters to Midsummer 1716 150 0 0
Joseph Griffin, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Kinsale in Ireland; year to Michaelmas 1716 100 0 0
Charles Allen, Clerk of the Cheque and Storekeeper at Harwich; same time 100 0 0
salaries to clerks, detailed with names, belonging to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty 1,469 16 2
ditto, belonging to the Clerk of the Acts 593 19 5
ditto, belonging to the Comptroller of the Navy 1,010 19 3
ditto, belonging to the Surveyor of the Navy 500 0 0
ditto, belonging to the Comptroller of the Navy Treasurer's Accompts 1,449 7 7
ditto, belonging to the Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts 696 19 6
ditto, belonging to the Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts 873 9 0
ditto, employed in examining books etc. relating to Petitions etc. 125 0 0
ditto, belonging to the Navy Commissioners 610 0 0
clerks etc., detailed as above, at Port Mahon, Kinsale and Harwich 114 14 10
William Walley, late Marshal for Prisoners of War at Dover, for his clerk; 6½ years to Michaelmas 1712 195 0 0
Charles Hutchinson, Storekeeper etc. in the West Indies, for himself and two clerks, named; 76 days to 14 Dec. 1704 65 10 3
doorkeepers, housekeepers, messengers, etc. 642 0 9
27,015 4 0
pensions:
Sir Thomas Hopson, for his great age and long service, having borne the Flag of Vice-Admiral and distinguished himself by breaking the boom at Vigo; year to Ladyday 1716
615 0 0
Sir Stafford Fairborne, for long and faithful service as one of the Council to the late Lord High Admiral; same time 600 0 0
Sir John Leake, for ditto and having been Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Fleet; 15 April 1715 to Ladyday 1716 567 0 8
Benjamin Tymewell, for long service, having been a Navy Commissioner; year to Ladyday 1716 250 0 0
Richard Edwards, Thomas Jennings and George St. Loe, former Navy Commissioners; same time 750 0 0
Capt. John Hubbard and Capt. Christopher Myngs, having been Senior Captains and Superintendants the last War; same time 400 0 0
Beltshazer St. Michell, for long and faithful service; same time 150 0 0
Capt. Thomas Wilshaw, for age, long service, and loss of his leg and other wounds; same time 100 0 0
Charles Stewart, in consideration of services and sufferings at sea; same time 100 0 0
two superannuated Masters, Attendants of the Yards, named; same time 200 0 0
Isaac de la Jaelle, a French Officer, having quitted that service and having served many years in the Fleet, and having lost his leg at the battle of Le Hogue; 5 April 1715 to Ladyday 1716 48 12 6
Moses Jaqueau, on the like accompt; three quarters to Xmas 1715 37 10 0
John Maretts, on the like accompt; year to Ladyday 1716 50 0 0
Peter Gandy, on the like accompt; Ladyday 1715 to 3 Oct. 1715 the day of his death 25 11 5
William Erovard, having acted for 20 years as a pilot on the French coast; year to Ladyday 1716 50 0 0
St. John Munden, a superannuated Sea Officer, equal to half pay as Rear Admiral of the Fleet; same time 320 5 0
several Captains, named, at 10s. (one), 8s. (one), 6s. 9d. (six), 5s. (six), 4s. (five) and 3s. (one) a day; six Lieutenants, named, at 2s. 6d. and 2s. a day; widows etc.; superannuated boatswains; superannuated carpenters; superannuated cooks; superannuated gunners; superannuated masters; superannuated pursers; superannuated surgeons; all detailed with names 12,933 9 6
17,197 9 1
flag-pay and table money:
Matthew Aylmer as Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet; 28 Oct. 1714 to 13 Nov. 1714
85 0 0
Sir George Byng, bt., as Admiral of the White; 31 March to 8 April 1715 and 21 July to 17 Oct. 1715 (98 days) 343 0 0
Sir John Norris, as Admiral of the Blue; 5 March 1714–15 to 21 Oct. 1715; and for table-money at 1l. a day 1,039 10 0
Sir John Jennings, as Admiral of the White; 6 Jan. to 6 March 1715–16; also for 30 and 31 March 1715 220 10 0
Sir James Wishart, as Admiral of the White; 8 Dec. 1713 to 5 April 1715; with table money at 1l. a day 2,178 0 0
the Earl of Berkley, as Vice-Admiral of the Red; 9 Aug. to 12 Oct. 1714 162 10 0
John Baker, as Vice-Admiral of the Blue; 18 Feb. 1714–15 to 31 Dec. 1715 792 10 0
Sir Charles Wager, as Rear-Admiral of the Red; 9 Aug. to 9 Sept. 1714; and as Admiral and Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean; 27 Dec. 1714 to 27 Feb. 1714–15 148 15 0
Sir Thomas Hardy, to complete his half-pay 2 to 24 Aug. 1714; to the whole pay of a Rear-Admiral of the Blue and for flag pay as Rear Admiral of the Blue; 25 March to 21 Oct. 1715 389 7 6
5,359 2 6
rewards and bounty:
for instructing in seamanship; to widows and orphans; for the charge of curing wounds received by the fall of a mainyard; for surveying the coast of Newfoundland; for viewing and fixing the buoys about Spithead; for discovering several false Powers forged for the receipt of seamen's wages; for salvage of anchors; for the capture of French privateers; for importing naval stores from the Plantations; and for other services etc.; detailed with names of recipients
8,385 5 2
disbursements of various natures:
for pressing men; for forwarding expresses; for payments for picking oakum out of old junk; for intelligence of French ships; and for other disbursements etc., detailed
28,567 12 8
wages or pay by bill: to Capt. Edward Hopson; to Capt. Rupert Billingsley; and to — Boucher, late Surgeon's mate 119 10 0
travelling charges to the Principal Officers and Commissioners, clerks, Captains, seamen and others 2,811 17 2
pilotage 3,780 2 11
victualling charges 1,531 3 4
free gifts and medicines to surgeons for furnishing their chests 1,083 11 7
hire and freight of sundry vessels for transporting stores and provisions, detailed with dates:
William Andrews, George Bradbury, John Card, Matthew Flower, John Frizell, Peter Pearce, Morgan Tizzard, and George Thomas, for freight of Portland stone; Richard Bristow, Henry Watson, Thomas Lawson, Thomas Rennolls, Richard Burrell, Edward Thompson (master of the Elizabeth), John Rogers (for the William and Mary smack), Wright Helby (for the Unity hoy), Adam Wetherill (for the Providence pink), Thomas Powell (for the Provance gally), John Tibbington (for transporting stores in his ship the St. George), John Mackpheadris (for ditto in his ship the Alexander), Henry Sherburne (for ditto in his ship the Sophia), Benjamin Joules, Melchia Rabbenet (Executrix to Joseph Rabbenet), for transporting stores, for attendance, for transporting ballast etc.
1,542 8 6
house rent of the Principal Officers of the Navy etc.:
John Fawler, a Navy Commissioner, at 80l. per an.; William Dale, Assistant to the Clerk of the Acts, at 50l. per an.; Joseph Griffin, Muster Master etc. at Kinsale, at 10l. per an.; Philadelphia Rider for the rent of the Treasury Office at 160l. per an.; Sir Nicholas Morrice, bt., for the rent of Mountwise in Devon, the site of the Dockyard, at 100l. per an.; Dennis Lyddell, for a house for reposing the books etc. of the Navy Office, at 80l. per an.; Isaac Howard, for the rent of two barge-houses at Standgate, co. Surrey, at 18l. per an.; Col. Thomas Palmer for rent of a storehouse for cables etc. for the Speedwell at Barbadoes, 15l. 19s. 8d.
513 19 8
wages and entertainment of Officers and seamen of the following ships (dates and the several totals given):
Anglesea; Advice; Anthelope; Burford; Blandford; Bedford galley; Crown; Dolphin; Essex; Fowey; Faversham; Ferret sloop; Greenwich; Jamaica sloop; Launceston; Lark; Moor; Mermaid; Nightingall; Plymouth; Port Mahon; Romney; Rippon; Swallow; Seahorse; Success; Shark sloop; Tyger; Tryall; Windsor; Warwick
382,547 17 10½
recompense to the Commander and Officers of the Anglesea, lent to the South Sea Company (Capt. Robert Johnson, Commander; George Legg, 2nd Lieutenant; Philip Davis, master; Clement Harman, boatswain; James Edmond, gunner; Abraham Chare, carpenter; Peter Crawford, surgeon; Thomas Wagstaff, purser; William Codner, chaplain; James Keyes and Robert Walters, cooks) 212 12 0
repayment of abatements formerly made from the accompts of sundry Commanders and other Officers, detailed 450 16 7
wages and entertainments of Officers etc. employed in the Dockyards and Ropeyards, detailed, some names given:
£ s. d.
Deptford dockyard in ordinary; year to 30 Sept. 1715 4,310 4 9
Woolwich ditto; same time 3,848 1 0
Chatham ditto; same time 14,914 5 5
Sheerness ditto; same time 3,441 4 3
Portsmouth ditto; same time 11,243 2 10
Plymouth ditto; same time 4,573 11 8
Port Mahon ditto; 2 Oct. 1713 to 31 Dec. 1715 299 3 4
42,629 13 3
Deptford dockyard in extraordinary; year to 30 Sept. 1715 20,696 19 2
Woolwich ditto; same time 19,665 3 7
Chatham ditto; same time 27,220 6 6
Sheerness ditto; same time 5,618 0 6
Portsmouth ditto; same time 35,715 13 9
Plymouth ditto; same time 9,881 11 4
Port Mahon ditto; 28 March 1714 to 31 Dec. 1715 936 10 11
119,734 5 9
Woolwich ropeyard; year to 30 Sept. 1715 3,264 1 7
Chatham ditto; same time 2,833 4 1
Portsmouth ditto; same time 3,086 19 5
Hamoze ditto; same time 1,784 10 10
10,968 15 11
(total for the dockyards and ropeyards 173,332l. 14s. 11d.)
wages to surgeons and undertakers appointed to take care of sick and hurt seamen:
Woolwich; 19 Feb. 1714–15 to 30 Sept. 1715
443 10 4
Rochester; 1 Oct. 1714 to 30 Sept. 1715 1,464 13 11
Gosport; same time 571 15 11
Deal; same time 69 9 10
Plymouth; 30 Sept. 1714 to 30 Sept. 1715 194 3 8
2,743 13 8
(total payments and allowances for the Navy 798,421l. 1s. 10½d.)
payments to the two old Marine Regiments:
for the pay of the First Marine Regiment under the command of the Marquiss of Carmarthen, now Duke of Leeds, from 22 Feb. 1693 to disbandment in Sept. and Oct. 1698 and for the pay of the Commission Officers 17 Feb. 1694–5 to 31 March 1696 and for bounty money at disbanding
43,764 19 3
for the pay of the Second Marine Regiment under the command of the late Lord Berkeley and Sir Cloudesley Shovell, 22 Feb. 1693 to disbandment in Sept and Oct. 1698, for the pay of the Commission Officers 17 Feb. 1694–5 to 31 March 1696, for money paid Capt. Arthur Owen and for bounty money, less an abatement 44,465 0 2
payments relating to the said Regiments; for the Commissary and his Deputy 17 Feb. 1694–5 to 1 Oct. 1698; for the Auditors, for defalcations made by the Navy Treasurers; for money claimed for recruits; less an abatement 21,248 8 5
109,478 7 10
on accompt of the Victualling:
Emptions and provisions, detailed
187,871 16 6
hire and freight 3,220 9 7
monies due to several pursers, masters of ships etc., detailed, for the balance of their victualling accounts 14,323 9 0
workmanship, detailed 3,485 6 0
disbursements, detailed 616 4 1
salaries of the Commissioners for Victualling etc.:
Henry Vincent, Peter Jeyes, Waller Bacon, Robert Arris, Denzil Onslow, Thomas Reynolds, Thomas Beere, Commissioners, at 400l. per an. each for varying periods; Sprig Manesty, secretary, and his clerks; Jeyes Seawell, cashier, and his clerks; John Bishop, Accomptant General, and his clerks; chief clerks, clerks, muster-master, purveyors etc., detailed with names
5,439 12 10
wages etc., detailed 12,808 10
rents to divers persons, detailed 661 1 10
necessary and extraordinary necessary money 8,527 10 11
short allowance money 29,856 17 2
travelling charges 57 4 0
266,868 2
ordinary allowances on the Declaration of this Accompt 65 16 8
money paid for satisfying the Interest due from the Public to the Proprietors of South Sea Company Stock 242,168 9
salaries to this Accomptant, his clerks and instruments:
£ s. d.
for his own salary; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716 2,500 0 0
Francis Hawes, his Accomptant; same time 500 0 0
Thomas Weddell, his Paymaster; and for clerks etc., named 1,413 14 7
4,413 14 7
total payments and allowances £1,421,415 12
and so remains 254,025 5 3
whereof depending on sundry persons for money imprested to them, viz. John Allen, William Betagh, John Conduit, Daniel Phipps and Capt. Roger Green 2,400 1 8
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 251,625 3 7
Declared at the Treasury 24 Dec. 1719 and before the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer 18 Jan. 1719–20.