Treasury Warrants: April 1716, 1-10

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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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April 1716, 1–10

April 3. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Stanton for a lease of a croft or close called Torrs Close lying near the Fryers Clay Pit in Co. Warwick at the old accustomed rent of 13s. 4d. Reference Book IX, p. 271.
April 4. Royal sign manual for 300l. to John Jacob, gent., as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated April 6 hereon.) (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 321. Order Book IX, p. 204. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 150.
April 5. Letter of direction for 200l. to Horatio Walpole, Esq. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 148.
April 6. Treasury warrant to Matthew Barton, the Register and Comptroller of the 1714 Lottery, and to George Murray, Paymaster thereof, to pay and apply the income of the fond of the said Lottery (amounting to 42,075l. 19s.d. for the six months ended 1716 Lady day) towards satisfying the interest due for the said six months at the respective rates of interest allowed by Parliament in that behalf.
Prefixing: certificate by [George] Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that the income of said Fond for said half year amounts to 42,075l. 19s.d. Money Book XXIV. p. 403.
Same, dormant, to the Woodward of New Forest to pay (out of the proceeds of the sale of lops, tops and offal) to Charles, Duke of Bolton, the present Warden of said Forest, so much as is due on the allowances of 30l. per an. to said Warden for the repair of his Majesty's house at Lyndhurst and 40l. per an. for repair of the stables there: and likewise what shall grow due thereon for the future. Ibid., p. 404.
Treasury warrant to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to give allowance to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, of the sum of 760l. 11s. 10d. in his account, being for incidents: to wit 442l. 9s. 4d. for porterage and cartage of money into the Exchequer from the Customs and New and Additional Impositions for the year ended 1715 Dec. 25 and 99l. 17s. 8d. for the charge of passing his account of the Customs for said year and 218l. 14s. 10d. for passing his account of the New Impositions for same year.
Prefixing: (1) said Ferne's bill of said incidents. (2) Auditor T. Foley's report thereon. Ibid., pp. 404–6.
Same to William Pulteney, Esq., Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying to Thomas Brereton 283l. 6s. 6d. for his disbursements in carrying 20,000l. in specie from the Earl of Lincoln's Office [of Paymaster General of the Forces] to Edinburgh 1715 Dec. 24.
Prefixing: said Brereton's bill:
£ s. d.
paid Mr. Blunt the hire of a coach and horses for 45 days at 2l. a day 90 0 0
paid Serjeant Baugh, who commanded the party 23 0 0
paid eleven Grenadier Guards 5s. a day each 126 10 0
paid one more who died at Stamford 1 0 0
paid for fire and candle for the Guard to watch by 2 15 0
paid ten men who went from Berwick to Park End with spades to make the roads passable 2 0 0
paid to several guides 2 5 0
paid for passing through several farmers' grounds 1 14 0
paid for three boxes to put the money in 1 17 6
for my own trouble and pains and expenses in going and coming and for several small contingent disbursements relating to this service 32 5 0
£283 6 6
Ibid., p. 407.
April 6. Treasury warrant to John Hill, Paymaster of the Transport Service, to pay (out of Transport service moneys in your hands) 168l. 10s. 0d. to Major Richard Whitworth for the charge of transporting Col. [Thomas] Pitt's Regiment of Horse [Eighth Hussars] from Ireland to Chester: pursuant to the signification of the Lords Justices in that behalf. Money Book XXIV, p. 407.
Same to the South Sea Company to pay to the respective Treasurers, Paymasters and others as follows the sum of 740l. 8s. 8d. for the dividend of 24,681l. 12s. 0d. at 3 per cent., being the South Sea Stock which at Midsummer 1715 remained in their names for the use of the public: the said sums being to be applied by them respectively for such of the public uses for which a supply hath been or will be granted by Parliament: viz.
£ s. d.
to James, Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad; for and towards the clearings of the same during the time of his being Paymaster thereof 76 5 5
to Charles Cæsar, late Treasurer of the Navy; for and towards the several services of the Navy and Victualling thereof during the time of his being Treasurer thereof 349 14 7
to John How, late Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons; for and towards the pay of the same and the contingent charges thereunto belonging during the time of his being Paymaster thereof 0 0 1
to the executor of Stephen Lilly, late Receiver General of the Post Office 21 16 5
to John Hill (assignee of Thomas Micklethwaite, Esq., late Treasurer of the Transport Office) for and towards the service thereof: the said Hill being now Treasurer in the room of said Micklethwaite 104 15 0
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Bart., late Paymaster of Marines; upon account for the service thereof 165 12 2
to the executors of Thomas Savery, Esq., late Treasurer of the Office of Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners at War; for and towards the service thereof during the time of his being Treasurer 22 5 0
£740 8 8
In the Imprest Rolls or Certificates the above Treasurers &c. are to be respectively charged with the said sums.
Prefixing. certificate by J. Grigsby dated South Sea House 6 Feb. 1715–16 of the South Sea Stock which at 24 June 1715 remained in the names of the abovesaid Treasurers or Paymasters for the use of the public: with the amount of the 3 per cent. dividend upon each item:
Principal. Dividend.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Earl of Carnarvon 2,542 9 3 76 5 5
Charles Cæsar, Esq. 11,657 15 2 349 14 7
John How (“besides which he has in his name in Army debentures 8,038l. 3s. 8d.”) 0 3 4 0 0 1
Stephen Lilly, Esq. 727 7 3 21 16 5
Thomas Micklethwaite, Esq. (since transferred to John Hill) 3,491 16 1 104 15 0
Sir Roger Mostyn, Bart. 5,520 6 11 165 12 2
Thomas Savery, Esq., deceased 741 14 0 22 5 0
£24,681 12 0 £740 8 8
Ibid., pp. 408–9.
April 6. Same to the Paymaster and the Comptroller of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 to pay and apply the sum of 51,484l. 10s. 0d. to satisfy six months' interest to 1716 March 25 on the standing orders thereof for the principal sum of 1,716,150l. to which the [original] principal of 1,928,570l. (“to which the tickets as well fortunate as unfortunate in the said Lottery were entitled”) is reduced: and further to apply the sum of 15,508l. 3s.d. (remaining of the available sum of 66,992l. 13s.d. as follows) to discharge so much of the principal remaining and registered first in course: thus leaving the principal now reduced to 1,700,650l.
certificate by the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that the receipts within said half year from the Duties granted as a Fond for said Lottery by the Act [9 Anne, c. 6] for the same amounted to 66,983l. to which is to be added the sum of 9l. 13s.d. carried forward as the unapplied balance of income at 1715 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 410.
Money warrant for 182l. to William Leathes, Esq., Secretary at Brussels; for three months or 91 days 1715 Sept. 22 to Dec. 22 on his ordinary of 40s. a day. (Money order dated April 13 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 12 and April 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 414. Order Book IX, p. 208. Disposition Book XXIII, pp. 150, 152.
Letter of direction for 8,909l. 14s. 9d. to the Earl of Radnor on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: and is intended to be applied to discharge what has become due in that Office in Michaelmas 1715 quarter “according to a warrant signed by his Maiesty in that behalf.”
£ s. d.
In the margin:
the quarter according to the warrant
8,282 14 10
Mr. Lowen for the Buckhounds 626 19 11
£8,909 14 9
[The royal warrant referred to above was only signed on the 13th April, see infra, p. 181, where Lowen's item differs.] Disposition Book XXIII, p. 148.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords are pleased to direct that out of the Stock remaining in your name for 5 per cent. Annuities [as by the Act 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 19] you assign the sum of 21,135l. 16s.d. to Sir Roger Mostyn, bart., Paymaster of the Arrears due to the late Marine Regiments, as imprest and upon account towards discharging the offreckonings due for clothing the said Regiments. In regard of the present discount upon the said Annuities my Lords think it reasonable that all interest or dividend money from Xmas last 1715 is to be allowed to the clothiers and others [who take such assignments in payment of their bills for such clothing] without being reckoned towards discharging any part of their debts. “But you are to surcharge yourself on your accounts with all dividends due at Xmas last thereupon.” Disposition Book XXIII, p. 149.
April 6. William Lowndes [? to the Customs Commissioners] to report on the enclosed representation [missing] relating to the Duties paid by coarse linens made in his Majesty's territories in Germany. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 61.
Same to same to send an officer to the house of his Excellency Monsieur Duyvenvoirden [Arent Wassenaar, heer van Duivenvoorde], one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary from the States General, to seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid., p. 63.
Treasury warrant to same to direct the Collectors of the Outports to pay the 1716 Lady day quarter's salary bill (not detailed) of the outports: total 11,185l. 10s. 10¼d.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay same quarter's salary bill (not detailed) of London port: total 7,445l. 8s. 8d. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 337.
April 6, 10,
12, 16, 25,
Same to same to employ Joseph Knowles (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port) as a tidesman in the superior list, ibid., loco Griffith Evans, who is made Surveyor at Greenwich (April 6).
George Werden as a tidesman in the inferior list, ibid., loco said Knowles.
Basill Denn as a tidesman at Deal loco John James, dismissed (April 16).
Michael Owner as a tidesman at Yarmouth loco Nicholas Freeman, preferred to be a tidesman there (April 10).
Thomas Harley as mate of the Yarmouth smack [the Custom smack at Yarmouth] loco Benj[amin] Sayer, who hath surrendered the same.
Thomas Anthony as waiter and searcher at St. Ives loco Samuel Middleton, deceased (April 12).
Nicholas Stevens as a tidesman, ibid., loco said Anthony.
Samuel Ellar as a riding officer for the wool business at Lydd in Dover port, loco Isaac Knight, deceased (April 25).
Richard Price as a boatman and tidesman at Pembroke Ferry loco David Thomas.
Thomas Farley as a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port, loco John Daw, dismissed.
Samuel Wilkinson to be removed from the office of Deputy Comptroller at Newhaven to be Riding Officer for the wool business at Brighthelmstone in Shoreham port loco John Long, dismissed.
Smiter Styver to succeed said Wilkinson [as Deputy Comptroller] at Newhaven.
Tho[mas] Clare as a Riding Officer for the wool business at Hythe in Dover port loco Thomas Hatton, deceased. Ibid., pp. 336, 339, 341, 344.
April 6. Same to the Stamps Commissioners to depute Jacob Jane way as Distributor of Stamps for Co. Kent loco Thomas Winter, “whom the said Commissioners have represented to the Lords of the Treasury to decline that employment.” Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 367.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Jan. 31 last from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to Lord Guernsey, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to Henry Powell, Esq., Clerk of the Kitchen to the Prince of Wales, of 70 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 35l. Ibid., p. 368.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Salt officers for Scotland (the officers for managing the Duty on salt made in Scotland) for 1716 Lady day quarter: total 637l. 10s. 0d.) Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 481–3.
April 7. Privy seal for 5l. a day to Alexander, Lord Polwarth, for his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Denmark and Prussia and 3l. a day for his ordinary as Plenipotentiary to same and 500l. for his equipage. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 328.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. It is the King's pleasure that you take especial care that tables of fees be made out and affixed in all Offices where fees are payable with respect to the revenues under your management, pursuant to the enclosed Address [missing] of the House of Commons (fn. 1) to his Majesty.
The like letter respectively to the Excise Commissioners; the Commissioners for Hides; the Stamps Commissioners; Salt Commissioners; Wine Licences Commissioners; Hackney Coaches Commissioners; Hawkers and Pedlars; the Navy Commissioners; Victualling Commissioners; the Board of Ordnance; the Auditor of the Receipt “for your own Office and all others having offices in the Receipt of Exchequer entitled to fees”; the Earl of Lincoln as Paymaster of the Forces; the Clerk of the Pells; each of the four Tellers of the Receipt, viz. Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Roger Mostyn, Lord Pawlet and John Smith; the Barons of the Exchequer; William Clayton [for the Annuities Office]; [Imprests] Auditors Foley and Harley; [Exchequer Court] Auditors Godolphin and Jett; the Commissioners of Alienations; the Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse; the Master of the Great Wardrobe; the Treasurer of the Chamber; the Cofferer of the Household; the Board of Works. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 61–2.
April 9. William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance. Monsieur Klinggraf, who was employed to buy the last 10,000 arms which are sent to Ireland, has sent an account of all the charges which have arisen on that head and for which he hath drawn bills. I am to send you the said account to report to my Lord whether the demands therein are reasonable: also to inform them whether the 10,000l. directed by his Majesty Jan. 16 last to be remitted from Ireland for the charge of the said arms &c. be yet received by the Treasurer of the Ordnance [in London] and what further sum you think necessary to be remitted from thence [Ireland] for this purpose. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 64.
April 10. Money warrant for 116,573l. 12s. 0d. to George Murray, Paymaster of the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 18]: as imprest to pay the principal and interest thereon for one year from 29 Sept. 1715: to be issued out of the receipts from the Duties granted for the yearly Fond of said Lottery. (Money order dated April 11 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 406. Order Book IX, p. 204.
Same for 2,373l. 5s. 9d. to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, to wit 1,750l. for half a year from 1715 June 24 to Xmas following and 623l. 5s. 9d. for 65 days from thence to 1715–16 Feb. 28 on his pension of 3,500l. per an. (Letter of direction dated April 12 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 408. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 150.
Letter of direction for 33,930l. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1716: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
to the head of Ordinary.
for the salaries of the Admiralty Lords [and Navy Office] &c. for 1716 Lady day quarter
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for paying bills of exchange and bills of imprests for Contingencies of the Admiralty Office &c.
to the head of Wages.
for paying off his Majesty's ships Fowey and Port Mahon
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 149.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass Customs free the arms which his Majesty's service has lately required to be imported into this kingdom from Holland and to be delivered to the Office of Ordnance; and likewise to permit same to pass outwards in case his Majesty's service hath or shall require the export of same or any part thereof to Ireland.
Prefixing: report by Sir Edward Northey dated March 27 last on the Customs papers relating to the import of said arms viz. as to how the law stands with regard to foreign arms imported. Till the first year of James II. it was lawful for any person whatsoever to import, (as merchandise), gunpowder, arms and other ammunition; but by an Act made in that year [1 Jas. II., c. 8] the importation thereof was prohibited unless imported by his Majesty's licence for the immediate furnishing of the public stores of his Majesty: which is the only law now in force relating to the importation of arms. Notwithstanding that law his Majesty may (for his own immediate use) import such arms and ammunition: and his Majesty having now imported these arms it will be proper that your Lordships do signify to the Customs Commissioners that same are imported by his Majesty's command for his immediate service and that they be passed at the Custom House Duty free. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 338.
April 10. Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 19 March 1715–16 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain, to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to Dr. Crofts of liveries for the children of the Chapel for the year 1716: to an estimate of 270l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 9.


  • 1. Commons Journals XVIII, p. 354, 28 Jan. 1715–16Resolved, nemine contradicente: that an humble Address be presented to his Majesty that he will be graciously pleased to give the strictest orders to all persons in all offices whatsoever claiming or taking any fees upon account of their offices to set up in some public place of the said offices (to which everybody may have free access) an exact table of all fees due to them or demanded or taken by them; and that no person whatsoever shall take any more than their ancient just and legal fees upon pain of being removed from their offices and prosecuted with the utmost severity.On the 2nd Feb. following Mr. Secretary Stanhope acquainted the House that the Address had been presented and that his Majesty had commanded him to acquaint the House that he will give proper orders to all the several officers as is desired (Ibid., p. 367).