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Treasury Warrants: August 1716, 11-20

Pages 398-416

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

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August 1716, 11–20

Aug. 14. Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petition of Cha. Highmore proposing his securities, detailed, for the Receivership General of Duties on Houses for Co. Cumberland. (Treasury warrant dated Aug. 18 to the King's Remembrancer to take said securities in 800l.) (Treasury commission dated Aug. 18 hereon.)
The like of the petition of John Baynes proposing his securities, detailed, for the Receivership General of same for Co. Westmorland. (Securities warrant and commission, ut supra.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 206, 207, 208.
Aug. 16. Warrant dated Hampton Court under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales to the Treasury Lords to pay 300l. to Monsieur Herman von Petcum [Hermann Petkum, minister from Holstein Gottorp] as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 58. Order Book IX, p. 265. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same to same to pay 200l. to Catherine Cathcart, widow, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 58. Order Book IX, p. 299. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Aug. 16. Same to same to pay 841l. 5s. 2d. to George Lucy of Charlcote, Co. Warwick, a Justice of the Peace for said county: without account: to be distributed by him among the petty constables and others of said county for their expenses in arming and subsisting the posse comitatus assembled in July 1715 for suppressing the riots and tumults there: that is to say
£ s. d.
to the Constable acting within Barlishway Hundred 274 6 11
to the Constables acting within Kington Hundred 299 4 1
to the Constables acting within Knightlow Hundred 146 2 2
to the Constables acting within Hemlingford Hundred 121 12 0
£841 5 2
“his Majesty being graciously pleased to bear the said expenses in regard the said Constables are not enabled by any law now in force to make a rate for reimbursing themselves and the part they acted was in conformity to his Majesty's especial command and attended with a happy effect.” (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 59. Order Book IX, p. 269. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Appending: account of the money expended by the said Petty Constables of the said county in arming and subsisting the said Posse Comitatus:
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Barlishway Hundred.
the Constable of the town of Sherborn 2 3 0
Luddington and Drayton 2 14 0
Stafford Burrough 18 8 0
Clavidon 10 13 2
Loxley 4 18 9
Wotton Warren 3 10 2
Alverton 9 14 2
Norton Lindsey 3 11 8
Bilesley 1 18 8
Rudbrook 6 18 6
Temple Grafton 4 8 2
Graffton 1 18 0
Honely 1 19 0
Hatton 2 9 8
Woolverton 2 4 10
Wroxall 2 8 1
Haselour 8 5 5
Hampton Lucy 6 12 10
Bearley 5 6 0
Shrowley 4 4 10
Hately 4 17 6
Smitterfeild 5 14 10
Great Alne 6 7 0
Morton Baggott 7 13 2
Aston Cantlow 8 19 2
Ragley 8 1 1
Tutnell and Cobley 2 18 6
Old Stratford 6 2 2
Henley 6 2 4
Priors Salford 5 16 1
Rowingford 13 9 10
Overseley 3 15 8
Exhall 1 10 9
Bidford 12 5 1
Abbotts Salford 3 6 6
Wixford 1 9 11
Binton 4 10 2
Sambourne 5 7 4
Studley 5 6 8
Allchester 24 17 8
Coughton 9 10 11
Spernall 2 5 10
Ipsey 8 8 8
Weethley 2 10 2
Kiniwarton 4 8 8
Ullinghall 4 4 4
274 6 11
Kington Hundred.
Radway 8 3 7
Tachbrook 2 1 6
Upper Pillerton 2 4 0
Thornton 4 11 6
Pillerton Hersey 3 18 3
Fenny Compton 4 14 7
Oxhill 6 4 6
Avon Dassett 7 8 0
Bewsall 1 13 2
Ratley 4 14 6
Ratley 8 3 0
Welsborne Mountford 3 3 0
Whatcott 3 9 6
Wormleighton 9 3 4
Morton Morrell 1 14 10
Morton Morrell 6 6 2
Tretton Onffose [on Fosse] 4 16 4
Wasperton 3 14 8
Geydon 2 11 6
Warr' Barr' 13 13 3
Homington 7 6 2
Welsborn Hastings 1 0 0
Mollington 2 17 8
Stourton 0 19 3
Woolford 8 6 3
Whitchford 7 8 11
Priors Marston 11 6 6
Barton on the Heath 5 5 6
Brayles 11 14 6
Long Compton 6 13 0
Barford 10 3 7
Cherrington 3 7 3
Weston 9 5 10
Tysoe 3 16 10
Burton Dasset 8 8 0
Burton Dasset 1 12 6
Burton Dasset 8 12 8
Butlers Marston 2 7 0
Kington 10 1 0
Whitchurch 4 5 11
Lighthorne 3 19 9
Shotswell 5 18 6
Compton Scorpion 2 8 0
Compton Idem 1 13 6
Willington 2 11 6
Eatington 4 19 6
Tanworth 4 15 8
Packwood 2 0 0
Halford 5 16 6
Hemington 7 3 6
Fox Court 1 15 0
Warmington 7 5 5
Brooke 4 2 6
Lapworth 3 4 4
Neither Shukbrough 3 16 4
Ashborne and Newbold 1 17 0
Hardwick Priors 5 5 2
Farmbrough 3 4 5
299 4 1
Knightlow Hundred.
to the Constables of the town of Stretton 1 4 2
Baggington 1 4 4
Birdingberry 1 0 10
Bubbenhall 1 15 0
Prinshorp 1 2 0
Radford Smieley [Radford Semele] 2 16 0
Munkherby 1 6 0
Brinkly 1 7 1
Milverton 1 11 0
Stretton and Newbold 1 15 5
Harbury 4 19 6
Marton 2 6 2
Thokbrook Mulry 0 17 9
Westam 2 11 9
Damhursh 2 14 3
Leeke Wotten 1 5 0
Frankton 2 8 0
Huningham 1 8 2
Lemington Priors 1 13 6
Shilton and Barnikle 2 19 3
Rugby 4 12 2
Ryton 0 19 0
Brandon and Bretford 0 18 0
Woolpton 1 5 11
Ethorpe 1 8 4
Cubington 2 3 0
Thurrlastone 1 18 0
Binley 1 11 0
Bilton 3 7 4
Kinilworth 2 6 8
Willy 1 8 0
Churchover 3 1 2
Hillmorton 5 15 8
Harbrough 1 15 3
Cosford 1 12 2
Astley 1 8 10
Napton Supermonte 6 15 0
Long Lawford 1 14 9
Bedworth 1 3 10
Arley 1 13 3
Willoughby 3 1 2
Sow 2 4 9
Withybrooke 1 8 7
Woolvey 1 16 8
Whitnash 1 6 4
Stonleigh 3 10 5
Offchurch 1 6 8
Leamington Hastings 3 4 6
Pailton 1 1 5
Easenhult 1 6 9
Wibtaff 1 7 6
Stocktun 4 1 0
Newton 3 0 3
Winhall 0 17 4
Burton Hasting 0 19 6
Southam 4 8 8
Ashington Longa 3 5 11
Allesly 0 3 6
Wolfhamcote 5 12 6
Newbold super Avon 1 1 0
Clifton 1 11 8
Grandborow 3 17 11
Bulkington Ward 1 9 5
Bramcott 1 0 6
Marston Jabitt 0 16 0
Itchington Epriscope [Episcope] 1 15 3
Ladbrooke 1 14 1
Efton 1 7 0
Burton and Draycott 2 3 9
146 2 2
Hemlingford Hundred.
to the Constable of the town of Badgely Clinton 5 6 6
Castle Bromwich 14 19 0
Kingsbury and Harley 4 2 6
Polesworth 5 12 0
Bohall and Glascote 0 15 10
Wilne Coate 1 13 8
Benley 0 13 1
Bakswell 4 8 0
Baxterley 0 12 0
Tamworth 2 0 2
Edgeburton 0 19 2
Little Packington 1 3 6
Amington and Stonindale 0 18 6
Midleton 1 16 0
Seckington and Shuttington 0 16 6
Newton 0 5 0
Solihull 4 10 6
Merivale 0 14 0
Belyall 3 18 10
Cordworth Moxhall 0 10 6
Cordworth 2 7 2
Meriden 1 17 8
Sheldon 2 16 2
Chilvers Cotton 0 19 11
Noneaton 5 6 6
Birmingham 4 14 1
Over Whiticar 0 19 9
Shustock 0 17 10
Moxsted 4 5 8
Weddington 1 3 0
Hartshill 1 2 5
Ansley 2 5 8
Hillongly 2 0 9
Dostell 1 5 3
Mancetter 2 12 10
Over Whittare 1 1 4
Hanlet of Lea 0 7 0
Tuckey 3 18 4
Hustrey 2 9 6
Chilvers Coaton 1 13 0
Atherstone 1 4 8
Barton 1 5 0
Sutton Coldfield 2 12 10
Knowle 4 0 4
Grindon and Bragley Ensor 4 0 0
Hampton in Arden 9 0 1
121 12 0
total £841 5 2
“The vouchers to the several particulars are in my custody and ready to be produced.”
(Signed) Geo. Lucy.
King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 59–64.
Aug. 16. Letter of direction for 1,800l. to Harry Mordaunt on his unsatisfied order as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: to be issued out of the money to be paid into the Exchequer by Charles Eversfeild, late Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, towards the debt owing upon his account as late Treasurer thereof. The said 1,800l. is to be applied to the service of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 198.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cracherode enclosing Mr. Secretary Methuen's letter [missing] which laid before my Lords the informations of John Gordon and Andrew Hog representing the notorious practices which the persons concerned in transporting rebels to America are guilty of by permitting several of them for money to make their escapes. You are strictly to enquire into the truth of the facts and to report thereon to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 99.
Aug. 16. William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Commissioners for Forfeitures against paying the Exchequer fees for moneys imprested to carry on the service of their Commission, as being in their opinion contrary to the Act [1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 50] which appointed them to be Commissioners. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to Mr. Brudnell [Master of the Jewel House]. The King's pleasure was signified to the Treasury Lords some time since for the return of the plate delivered out of the Jewel House to Lord Bingley upon his being appointed in the late Queen's time as Ambassador in Spain, as the said Lord did not proceed on the said embassy. Lord Guernsey thereupon as late Master of the Jewel Office demanded said plate from Lord Bingley, but said Lord has not hitherto complied. I am to desire you to repeat the instances made to said Lord. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Hampton Court under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to give warrant to the Receiver General of Land Rents and Casualties there to pay 125l. to Sir David Dalrymple out of any land revenue moneys due before the Union, being for so much owing to him at the time of the Union for six months on his salary as one of her late Majesty's Solicitors for Scotland, to wit from Martinmas 1706 to Whitsunday 1707. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 523.
Same to same to give a like warrant for paying out of the like land rents 300l. to Sir James Steuart (since deceased) for six months on his salary as the said late Queen's Advocate in Scotland, to wit for the same period as above. Ibid., pp. 523–4.
Aug. 17. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage to Abraham Stanyan as Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany and 5l. a day ordinary as Envoy and 3l. a day ordinary as Plenipotentiary. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 55.
The like for 300l. as equipage and 3l. a day as ordinary to James Haldane as Resident to the Czar of Muscovy. Ibid.
Warrant dated Hampton Court under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Hyett of the office of Constable and Keeper of the Castle of Gloucester and thereafter to Benjamin Hyett, junr., for life, and thereafter to Nicholas Hyett for life: the late Queen Anne having by her sign manual of 19 July 1714 directed a patent for a grant of the said office to said Charles Hyett for the lives of him and the said Benjamin and Nicholas on surrender of the said office which then vested in the said Charles, on a fine of 200l. which the said Charles paid, but the said Queen died before the perfecting of the grant. Ibid., p. 56.
Aug. 17. Same to the Treasury Lords to pay Peter Le Neve, Norroy King at Arms, 300l. for his entertainment and charges of his journey to and from the Court of Hanover, he being appointed by his Majesty to carry to the Court of Hanover the habit and ensigns of the Garter to Frederick, son of the Prince of Wales, and to the Duke of York, said Prince's uncle. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Ibid., p. 57. Order Book IX, p. 264. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same to the Attorney General to prepare a privy seal for discharging Sir Mathew Decker from the 1,095l. baronetcy fee due from him in respect of his title or dignity of baronet. (Treasury warrant dated 1716 Nov. 19 to the Receipt for striking tallies of discharge accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 67.
Money warrant for 250l. to Anne Charlotte, Lady Fretchville, for half a year to Lady day last on her pension. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 520. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 198.
Same for 145l. 0s.d. to Richard Walthall for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Chester for the year ended 1715 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor S. Godolphin of the said surplusage. (Money order dated Aug. 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 521. Order Book IX, p. 262. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 233l. 19s.d. in William Clayton's account [as Paymaster] of his Majesty's [private] Pensions and Bounties.
Prefixing: said Clayton's bill of particulars of said sum:
£ s. d.
paid Mr. Tilson for a New Year's gift to the Treasury 40 0 0
paid fees at several times to the Treasury 27 5 0
paid fees at the Exchequer on receiving 19,973l. 13s.d. at several times 149 11 0
paid for work done for further securing the Office [where I work as Paymaster of said Pensions] 17 3
£233 19
Money Book XXIV, p. 521.
Money warrant for 200l. to Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher Black Rod: for one year to 1715 June 24 on his allowance in lieu of perquisites and allowances which belonged to the office of Gentleman Usher Black Rod and are released to the Crown. (Money order dated Aug. 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Ibid., p. 522. Order Book IX, p. 266. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Aug. 17. Treasury warrant to Richard Burton and John Fowler, “who were specially appointed to take care of the affairs belonging to Sick and Hurt Seamen,” to take up the vouchers referred to in the following petition and thereupon to make out new bills for the sums which by such vouchers shall appear to be due to the petitioners Lester and Wilson, so as the bills for satisfying the petitioner Lester's demands do not exceed 202l. 5s. 10d. and those to satisfy petitioner Wilson's demands do not exceed 159l. 9s. 9d.: and [thereupon] to assign the said bills for payment out of any moneys remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy that may be applied thereto: all by reason that my Lords find upon enquiry that the sums mentioned do still remain due and that the executors of Thomas Savery disown having in their hands wherewithal to satisfy the same.
Prefixing: report by P. Herbert and R. Adams on the petition of Joseph Lester and James Wilson as referred to them March 24 last [sic for 1714–15, March 24, see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 433]. Petitioners set forth that in Feb. 1710–11 they were employed by the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded Seamen to entertain and quarter such persons as the said Commissioners should send till they could be admitted into St. Thomas's Hospital for cure under the limitations mentioned in the Instructions which they were obliged to observe on penalty of 100l. and were promised their accounts should be discharged every six months at farthest: that for this service there is 202l. 15s. 0d. due to said Lester and 159l. 9s. 9d. to said Wilson, which [sum] was some time since ordered to be paid by Capt. Savery, late Treasurer to the said Commissioners, who excused himself therefrom, alleging he had not money in his hands: therefore the petitioners pray that their mean circumstances may be considered and they relieved in the premises.
Hereon the referees report that the allegations are true. For payment of said sums we directed our warrants upon Mr. Savery, our late Treasurer, to pay them out of such surplus of South Sea Stock as remained in his hands, but for what reason he has not complied with our warrants we cannot tell; nor can we do anything further therein, he not being now Treasurer and so not under our directions. Money Book XXIV, pp. 531–32.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow upon the accounts of the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides &c. [for the year] ending 24 June 1716 the sum of 60l. 16s. 1d. for incidents.
Prefixing: report of said Commissioners on the memorial of Sir Cha. Farnaby, their Cashier, craving said incidents, including 28l. 12s. 10d. paid for carriage of 104,379l. 17s. 0d. to the Exchequer and for fees upon paying in the same for the old Duties on Hides commencing 24 June 1711, to wit from 5 March 1714–15 to 24 June 1716:
18l. 11s. 6d. for like carriage and fees on paying in 62,914l. 17s.d. for the Additional Duties on Hides commencing 1 Aug. 1712, to wit for the same period:
8s. 1d. for the like carriage and fees on 1,217l. 7s. 11d. for the old Duties on Hides for North Britain for same time:
15s. 2d. for the like carriage and fees on 2,279l. 8s.d. for the Additional Duties for North Britain for same time:
and 12l. 8s. 6d. paid to Dr. George Paul, Master of the Faculty, for his fees and charges in granting a faculty to James Osbaldeston, clerk in the said Cashier's Office, qualifying him to be a notary public for the service of the revenue. Money Book XXIV, pp. 535–6.
Aug. 17. Letter of direction for 1,625l. to the Commissioners for Stating the Debts to the Army: [and is] for salary and incidents to the said Commissioners to June 10 last: and is to be esteemed as part of the 50,886l. 11s. 10½d. granted to his Majesty to make good the Deficiency of the grants for the year 1715. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 198.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to send to the Treasury Lords a list or certificate of the several persons who made the late loan of 50,000l. on credit of the money arising by the sale of tin and the sums by them respectively lent thereon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 100.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on the memorial of Don Luis da Cunha, the Portugal Ambassador, representing that there is an arrear of [gun]powder due to his master [the King of Portugal] which was stipulated by the Grand Treaty of Alliance to be annually furnished [to the said King] by her late Majesty during the continuance of the war, and desiring that the account thereof may be adjusted and the balance [may be] received [by him for his master]. Ibid., p. 101.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed lists [missing] of persons victualled at Gibraltar between 18 June and 15 July last and of the provisions delivered into the stores there on 12 July last and to state what is due thereon to the Contractor. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Anthony Cracherode of the petition of Tho. Crispe, Esq., High Sheriff of Lancaster, praying that the expenses of his Office occasioned by the Rebellion in that county may be borne by the public. Reference Book IX, p. 291.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Tho. Churchill, bricklayer, in behalf of himself and other artificers concerned in several repairs and works at the Tilt Yard and other offices of the Horse and Foot Guards amounting to 1,584l. 7s. 1d.: praying payment thereof out of Contingencies. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent appointing Hugh Henry, Esq., to be Agent for the Forfeited Estates in the Kingdom of Ireland as by the Act 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 50, for appointing Commissioners to enquire of the estates of certain Traitors &c., which Act appointed that certain fines which the said Commissioners have power to impose shall be paid into the Exchequer for the use of the public; and that certain debtors of forfeiting persons making such discoveries as are therein mentioned and paying two thirds parts into the Exchequer shall be discharged of the entire debt by virtue of said Act; and the said Commissioners are authorised to make compositions or agreements touching the debts and goods and chattels of the forfeiting persons; and persons possessed of forfeited lands &c. not giving notice thereof are to forfeit two years' rents or profits thereof and are to account for the profits from 24 June 1715 and other provisions are laid down therein relative to estates and goods given to superstitious uses: and it is necessary to appoint some persons entrusted on behalf of the public to take particular care that all the moneys intended to be brought into the Exchequer be accordingly so brought and paid in. The said Hugh Henry is hereby appointed Agent to take care thereof for the kingdom of Ireland with the yearly salary of 260l. for himself and his clerk as from 1716 June 24. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 449–50.
Aug. 17. The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to direct the Accomptant General of Ireland to make up a state of the 5,000l. per an. quit rents granted to Katherine, Countess of Dorchester by James II. as the same stood at Lady day last and of how much hath been paid to the Lady Letitia Russell on her grant of 600l. per an. granted to her by Wm. III. for 31 years from Lady day 1692 out of the reserved rent of 1,500l. payable to the Crown by the said Countess, how much is in arrear to the said Lady Russell at that time [Lady day last] and what remained then in the hands of the terre tenants or other Receivers of those rents: and to make up the like account half yearly and transmit same to us: “and we further desire you to take care that immediately after the payment of 3,500l. per an. to the said Lady Dorchester, the remainder of every year's rent be from time to time applied and paid to the said Letitia Russell in discharge of her annuity and the arrears thereof”: all by reason that the said Lady Letitia Russell has represented to us that there is a great arrear due to her on her said annuity. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 57.
Aug. 18. Warrant dated Hampton Court under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom to the Treasury Lords to pay 100l. to Capt. John Bartlett as royal bounty: without account: in recompense and full satisfaction as well for the losses he sustained when he was taken prisoner by the Indians at the reduction of Port Royal as for the ransom he paid for his liberty. (Money warrant dated Aug. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 67. Order Book IX, p. 268. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Money warrant for 1,698l. 16s. 1d. to Samuel Smithen, his Majesty's Goldsmith, for plate &c. delivered into the Jewel Office for his Majesty's service between 25 Dec. 1715 and 24 June 1716.
Appending: certificate by Ja. Brudenel [Master of the Jewel Office] of the plate &c. so delivered: viz.
£ s. d.
1,055 ounces 19 pennyweight of gilt plate, most part curiously wrought and enchased 630 15 0
2,297 ounces of white plate, most part curiously wrought and enchased 741 1 6
boiling and repairing 10,271 ounces of white store plate 143 10 1
new gilding 190 ounces of store plate 28 10 0
the engraver, case maker &c. 139 19 6
the [Jewel Office] officers for half a year's allowance to 24 June 1716 15 0 0
£1,698 16 1
(Money order dated Aug. 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 530. Order Book IX, p. 266. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Treasury reference to Robert Young, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Henry, Earl of Rochester, for repair of the Great Lodge in Richmond Park and the lodges in Richmond Forest &c., ut supra, p. 281, under date 1716 June 14. Reference Book IX, p. 280.
Aug. 18. Letter of direction for 2,500l. to Casper Frederick Henning on the unsatisfied order in his name for the use of his Majesty's Privy Purse: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 199.
Aug. 18,
21, 28.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ David Moor as waiter and searcher at Gainthorpe in Hull port loco John Fox, deceased.
William Hooke as a boatman at Bewley in Cowes port loco William Gird, deceased.
William Sherwood as a landcarriageman in London port loco Richard Appleford, deceased.
William Cockain (a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port) to be transferred to the Superior List loco Richard Guy, deceased.
Thomas Kirke to succeed said Cockain in the Inferior List. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 361, 366, 370.
Aug. 18. Same [to the King's Remembrancer] to deliver up the security bonds of Sir Roger Mostyn, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt; he having accounted in the Exchequer in the usual form. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 447.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease to Jervace Bradgate of lands in Knighton and Thurnby, Co. Leicester, parcel of the lands of Thomas Allen, merchant, extended for debt. Ibid.
Aug. 18. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to report on the enclosed case [missing] of George Lee, late a Collector of the revenue in Ireland, and Richard Martin, who became bound for him. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 58.
Aug. 20. Warrant dated Hampton Court under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to James Gohier of the office of Collector or Receiver of his Majesty's Customs, Excise, Quit Rents and all other his Majesty's Duties, Dues and Revenues whatsoever within the Province of New York in America and any its Dependencies in the room and place of Thomas Byerley: with the fee or salary of 200l. per an. out of his Majesty's revenues of New York or in default thereof out of any other his Majesty's revenue or treasure: to hold during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 57.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to give directions to the Collectors of Customs within the Provinces of Pennsylvania, the County of Newcastle and the Lower Counties upon Delaware River to pay (out of the Duty of one penny per pound on tobacco exported from Pennsylvania to other Plantations in America or such arrears thereof if any as are not appropriated by any Act of Parliament) the yearly allowance of 50l. sterling to such Protestant minister as shall be residing within the said Province of Pennsylvania, and 30l. sterling per an. to such schoolmaster as shall be residing there: to commence from the date they were last paid under the privy seal of the late Queen Anne: it appearing that the late King Wm. III. [3/14 Oct. 1701, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVI, p. 370] and the late Queen Anne [8 July 1702, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVII, p. 289], did by their respective privy seals authorise the like payments to a Protestant minister residing at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and to a Protestant schoolmaster residing there: and the privy seal of the late Queen Anne [and also of the late King Wm.] having become void by her [and his] demise; and John, Bishop of London, having besought a continuance of the said yearly allowances and “we being desirous to take all occasions to shew our care and concern for the establishment and propagation of the Protestant Religion.” (The privy seal hereon bears date Aug. 31.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 65.
Aug. 20. Warrant dated Hampton Court under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom to the Treasury Lords to pay Justus Brandshagen and James Hamilton 90l., viz. 60l. to Brandshagen and 30l. to Hamilton, “which sums are to be paid to the said respective persons who are recommended to his Majesty as skilled in the working of mines to enable them immediately to go down to Scotland to work or try the working of a silver mine lately discovered there,” and further to pay to said Brandshagen an allowance after the rate of 20s. a day and to said Hamilton 10s. a day from the time they shall arrive at Edinburgh and during such time as they shall continue to abide in Scotland upon the said work. (Money warrant dated Aug. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 66. Money Book XXIV, p. 532. Order Book IX, p. 267. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 203.
Same to same to pay 200l. to Peter Sunmans, gent., as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 66. Money Book XXIV, p. 530. Order Book IX, p. 265. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint William Watkins to the office or offices of Keeper of his Majesty's Private Roads, Gates and Bridges and Conductor or Guide to his Royal Person in all his Majesty's Royal Progresses to conduct his Majesty the best and safest ways: with direction to him to look to and keep all his Majesty's private roads, ways, causeys and bridges which are or at any time hereafter shall be directed to be locked up with gates and preserved for his Majesty's passage and [for] those who attend his royal person and also to attend his royal person in all his progresses as Conductor: all loco Capt. Michael Studholm, deceased, and during pleasure: with the yearly fees or allowances of 2s. a day and 3s. 4d. a day for travelling charges, the latter allowance to be paid upon certificates of the Lord Chamberlain of the Household: the said office having been established by the late King William and Queen Mary by patent dated 1690 Nov. 21, which granted same thereby to said Studholm, to whom it was confirmed by Queen Anne. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 68–9.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,700l. to Coniers D'Arcy and Francis Negus, Esq. (“whom his Majesty has appointed to execute the office of Master of the Horse”): as imprest towards defraying the expense of the Stables up to Michaelmas next. (Money warrant dated Aug. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 29 hereon.) Ibid., p. 69. Order Book IX, p. 266. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 201.
Aug. 20. Money warrant for 250l. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for 1715 Xmas quarter on his annuity of 1,000l. granted in lieu of his logwood pension. (Money order dated Aug. 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 535. Order Book IX, p. 269. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 1,000l. to Anthony Cracherode as imprest for Crown Law suits. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 522. Order Book IX, p. 263b. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 25l. to George Holmes for 1716 June 24 quarter as Chief Clerk in digesting the records in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.)
37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham, Supervisor of the said work of digesting the said records, for same quarter for three clerks employed therein. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXIV, p. 523. Order Book IX, p. 263b. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 215l. to Henry Lovibond in full recompense and satisfaction for a collection of surveys, books, papers and writings relating to the jointure of the Queen Dowager [Cattarina of Braganza], which after her decease were delivered over by him for the benefit of her late Majesty [Queen Anne] to the Remembrancer of the Exchequer, “the said collection appearing to have been obtained by him upon his being made the said Queen Dowager's Surveyor at a like or greater expense.” (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon: to be paid out of the late Queen's [Civil List]. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1717 June 21 for the execution of this order.) Money Book XXIV, p. 523. Order Book IX, p. 336.
Same for 1,228l. to Abraham Stanyan, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany, 500l. thereof for equipage and 728l. for three months' advance on his ordinaries of 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.)
573l. to James Haldane, Resident to the Czar of Muscovy, 300l. thereof for equipage and 273l, for a quarter's ordinary in advance. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXIV, p. 524. Order Book IX, p. 264. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for half a year to Xmas 1715 on his several allowances as Master of the Hawks, viz. 182l. 10s. 0d. per an., 30l. per lunary month and 800l. per an. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 524. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 996l. to William, Lord Cadogan, late Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and Plenipotentiary in the Netherlands: 696l. thereof for 87 days 1715 Sept. 29 to Dec. 25 on his ordinaries of 5l. and 3l. a day and the remaining 300l. for one bill of extraordinaries in the said service between 16 April 1715 and 16 Oct. following, as allowed by Secretary Visct. Townshend. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 525. Order Book IX, p. 291. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Aug. 20. Money warrant for 1,019l. 5s. 0d. to Cha. Whitworth, Esq., late Minister and Plenipotentiary at the Congress of Baden and to the Diet of the Empire at Ratisbon, 870l. thereof for 1715 Xmas quarter's ordinary and 149l. 5s. 0d. for one bill of extraordinary disbursements in that service between 25 Sept. 1715 and 24 Dec. following, as similarly allowed. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 525. Order Book IX, p. 291. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 395l. to Sir Richard Vernon, bart., Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland, 200l. thereof (with 450l. before issued to him by way of advance) being for 131 days from 16 Aug. 1715 (the day he departed out of the presence for that employment) to Dec. 25 following on his ordinary of 5l. a day; and the remaining 195l. for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 16 Aug. 1715 and 16 Feb. following, as similarly allowed. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 525. Order Book IX, p. 292. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 510l. to Henry Worseley, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, 435l. thereof for three months from 29 Sept. 1715 to 25 Dec. following on his ordinary of 5l. a day; and the remaining 75l. for one bill of extraordinaries in said service between 1 Sept. 1715 and 1 Dec. following, as allowed by Secretary Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 525. Order Book IX, p. 293. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 585l. to George Bubb, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the Catholic King, whereof 435l. is for three months or 87 days from 29 Sept. 1715 to 25 Dec. following on his ordinary of 5l. a day; and the remaining 150l. is for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 7 Sept. 1715 and 7 Dec. following: as similarly allowed. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 525. Order Book IX, p. 292. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 535l. to Henry D'Avenant, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany and Republic of Genoa, 435l. thereof for three months 29 Sept. 1715 to Dec. 24 on his ordinary; and the remaining 100l. is in part of a bill of extraordinaries in that service between 27 Sept. 1715 and 27 March 1716 amounting to 200l., signed and allowed by Secretary Stanhope, “and is to be reckoned as so much of the said bill as incurred and became due from the 27th Sept. 1715 to Xmas following.” (Letter of direction dated Aug. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.)
Appending: said bill of extraordinaries dated 17 April 1716:
£
for postage of letters [and] expresses 95
for Intelligence and printed papers 66
for paper, pens, wax and other stationery wares 39
£200
Together with: Secretary James Stanhope's allowance dated Whitehall 1716 July 6 of said bill. “I allow this bill.” Money Book XXIV, pp. 526, 528. Order Book IX, p. 293. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Aug. 20. Same for 177l. to George Paddon, Plenipotentiary to treat with the Emperor of Morocco, Fez, Tafilet and Sus; which with 273l. before issued to him by way of advance is for 150 days 28 July 1715 to 25 Dec. following on his ordinary of 3l. a day. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 526. Order Book IX, p. 292. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 252l. to James D'Ayrolle, Esq., Resident with the Republic of Geneva; whereof 27l. together with 273l. before issued to him by way of advance is for 100 days from 16 Sept. 1715 (when he departed out of the presence) to 29 Dec. following; and the remaining 225l. is in part of a bill of extraordinaries in that service between 16 Sept. 1715 and 16 March 1715–16 amounting to 450l., “and is to be reckoned as so much of the said bill as incurred and became due from the 16 Sept. 1715 to Xmas following. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.)
Followed by: said bill of extraordinaries:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters 80 10 0
for printed papers, Gazettes and written Intelligences 38 0 0
for stationery ware 28 10 0
for the relief of English soldiers [calling on me en passant] and other passengers 3 0 0
moreover having received his Majesty's orders at Frankfort, being in my way along the Rhine for Strasburg and Bale, to repair to the Court of Wurtemberg to execute his Majesty's commands, for post and coach horses to go and return back to Radstat [Rastadt], extraordinary charges during my stay there and gratuities to the Duke's servants who attended on me with his coach to his audience 50 0 0
being ordered to go to Switzerland to execute his Majesty's commands and having been there two months, travelling to and fro till my return home: for my charges 250 0 0
£450 0 0
Together with: Secretary James Stanhope's allowance dated 1716 May 29. “I allow this bill by his Majesty's special command.”
Money Book XXIV, pp. 526, 528. Order Book IX, p. 294. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Aug. 20. Money warrant for 118l. to Alexander Cuningham, Esq., Resident with the Republic of Venice; 18l. thereof (together with 273l. before issued to him by way of advance) is for 97 days from 19 Sept. 1715 (when he departed out of the presence for that employment) to 25 Dec. following; and the remaining 100l. in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 12 Aug. 1715 and 12 Dec.: as allowed by Secretary Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 526. Order Book IX, p. 294. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 361l. to Christian Cole, late Resident with the Republic of Venice; 261l. thereof for three months from 29 Sept. 1715 to 25 Dec. following on his ordinary of 3l. a day; and the remaining 100l. for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 12 Aug. 1715 and 10 November following: as allowed by Secretary Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 526. Order Book IX, p. 295. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 579l. 7s. 4d. to Cyrill Wich, Esq., Resident with the Hanse Towns; 261l. thereof for three months from 29 Sept. 1715 to Dec. 25 following on his ordinary of 3l. a day and the remaining 318l. 7s. 4d. for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 14 Feb. 1714–15 and 14 Feb. 1715–16, as allowed by Secretary Visct. Townshend. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 526. Order Book IX, p. 295. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 371l. to Robert Jackson, Esq., Resident at the Court of Sweden; 261l. thereof for three months from 29 Sept. 1715 to 24 Dec. following on his ordinary of 3l. a day and the remaining 110l. is for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 1 Aug. 1715 and 1 Nov. following: as allowed by Secretary Visct. Townshend. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 527. Order Book IX, p. 296. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 646l. to James Jeffereys, Esq., late Resident with the King of Sweden; whereof 456l. is for 152 days from 29 Sept. 1715 to 1715–16 Feb. 28 (on which day he returned into the presence from the said employment) on his ordinary of 3l. a day and the remaining 190l. for his extraordinaries in that service between 1 Nov. 1715 and 1715–16 Feb. 28: as allowed by Secretary Visct. Townshend. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 527. Order Book IX, p. 296. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 54l. to Luke Schaub, Secretary to take care of his Majesty's affairs at the Court of Vienna till the arrival of another Minister from his Majesty: and is for 27 days from 1715 Nov. 28 to Dec. 25 following on his allowance of 40s. a day: and is issued in the name of George Tilson. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 527. Order Book IX, p. 296. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 80l. to William Leathes, Esq., late his Majesty's Secretary at Brussels, and is (together with 182l. before issued to him by way of advance) for 132 days from 22 Sept. 1715 (when his ordinary of 40s. a day commences) to 1715–16 Jan. 31 (from which date his allowance of 3l. a day as Resident in the Austrian Low Countries is to take place). (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 527. Order Book IX, p. 291. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Aug. 20. Same for 349l. 19s. 0d. to Samuel Thompson, Esq., his Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Algiers, whereof 150l. is for one quarter to Xmas 1715 on his salary or allowance of 600l. per an.; and the remaining 199l. 19s. 0d. is for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 10 Aug. 1715 and 10 Feb. following: as allowed by Secretary Paul Methuen. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 527. Order Book IX, p. 297. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
Same for 595l. to Benjamin Lodington, his Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Tripoly; whereof 95l. is for 1715 Xmas quarter on his salary or allowance of 300l. per an. and the remaining 500l. is for one bill of extraordinaries in that service in the year 1715 as allowed by Secretary Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 23 hereon.)
“This bill being for a larger sum than usually allowed for extraordinaries to this Minister is entered at large, p. 528.” Followed by: said bill:
Dollars.
for annual gifts to the chief officers 200
for half a cut of scarlet cloth [given] to the Admiral 150
for fees to the Chief Secretary 100
for a present to the Dey 400
for three days' rejoicing for the auspicious day of his Majesty's Coronation 150
The Consul was obliged to pay 1,000 dollars by way of composition upon an order made against him relating to a ship belonging to this [Moorish] Government detained by an English ship of war and after[wards] taken by a Dutch ship, which they alleged to be done in a fraudulent manner between the English and the Dutch, as appears by a certificate dated the 28 Oct. 1712 and the 10 March 1713–14 1,000
2,000
being in all Spanish dollars, which at 5s. the dollar makes 500l. sterling.
Together with: allowance dated Whitehall 11 June 1716 hereof by Secretary James Stanhope. “I allow this bill.”
Money Book XXIV, pp. 527, 528. Order Book IX, p. 297. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 200.
William Lowndes to the Duke of Somerset. By your letter of the 13th inst. you informed my Lords that 6,650l. would clear the debt owing for the extraordinaries of the late Queen's Stables during the time you exercised the office of Master of the Horse. My Lords desire you to send them an account of the said debt in the several particulars thereof. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 101.
Aug. 20. William Lowndes to Sir Isaac Newton. Two persons have been recommended to his Majesty as well skilled in working mines, one called Justus Brandshagen, the other James Hamilton. They have been ordered forthwith to go down to Scotland to work or try the working of the silver mine lately discovered there. My Lords direct you to consider and report what authority is necessary for them to be invested with and what instructions may properly be given them. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 102.
Same to the Earl of Carnarvon [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] enclosing the memorial [missing] of Brigadier Bissett and others relating to money due to them for the purchase and maintenance of some mules which they allege ought to have been paid out of the Portugal Contingencies and desiring a warrant to authorise you to pay same out of the money lately repaid by the Earl of Galway to make good what he took up of the money issued for the Contingencies in Portugal. Please inform my Lords if you can pay this money as desired. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of Abraham Stanyan (who is going Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany) to seal his goods in order to their transport. Ibid., p. 103.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated July 20 last to the Board of Works to repair and fit up Madame Kilmansack's lodgings at St. James's and the Laundry at Kensington; and also for cleaning and painting all the wainscot and whitewashing the ceilings of his Majesty's apartment at St. James's: to an estimate of 1,550l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 39.