Treasury Warrants: January 1716, 11-15

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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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January 1716, 11–15

Jan. 11. Money warrant for 8,500l. to Spencer Compton, Treasurer or Receiver General to the Prince of Wales: without accompt: to be disposed as his Royal Highness shall direct. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 250. Order Book IX, p. 173.
Jan. 11. Money order for 5l. to the underkeepers of Cranburne Chase for 1715 June 24 quarter on the usual allowance for providing hay for the deer within said Chase. Order Book IX, p. 155.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed petition [missing] in the name of several merchants for the sum of 8,631l. 12s. 9d. and interest, due to them on bills of exchange drawn by Brigadier Petit. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 35.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. Send my Lords with all expedition an account of the Deficiencies of all the Lottery Annuities and other Fonds payable at the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 36.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Conway, Receiver General of Taxes for Cheshire and part of North Wales, praying payment of 1,672l. 15s.d. allowed him by former reports of the Taxes Commissioners [for his extraordinary charges in his receipt] “and also after the rate of 3d. in the pound for returning up to the Exchequer 200,732l. 11s.d. [of the moneys of his receipt]”. Reference Book IX, p. 262.
Same to Auditors Harley and Foley of the petition of the Earl of Carnarvon shewing that he has made several payments in the years 1708, 1709 and 1710 upon account of pay, subsistence and clothing [as then Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] for [allowance of] which he prays a warrant to the Auditors, to wit in 1708 of 319,017l. 7s. 11¼d., in 1709 of 388,421l. 3s.d. and in 1710 of 475,990l. 6s. 11d. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to employ Thomas Foot as a stamper in the Stamp Office loco Thomas Lane, deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 317.
Jan. 12. Treasury confirmation of the money order of 1715 Nov. 19 for paying to Samuel Edwards, George Jerman and John Stockwell the unsatisfied remain of the 20,000l. ordered to said Edwards, Charles Low and Thomas Fletcher, then the Paymasters of Exchequer Bill interest, but now superseded by said Edwards, Jerman and Stockwell [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 831]. Order Book IX, p. 154.
Treasury reference to the Comptroller and the Paymaster of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 of the petition of Peter Bonnet for the innovation of a lost order on said Lottery. Reference Book IX, p. 262.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Hargrave for extension of lease of several tenements in Vine Street, Swallow Street and Glasshouse Street, parcel of the Round Rundles in Swallow Field, the buildings being much out of repair, Ibid.
Jan. 12. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Peter Gavell for extension of lease of several tenements in Jermin Street, Piccadilly, and Vine Street, parcels of St. James's Fields and Swallow Field. Reference Book IX, p. 262.
Jan. 13. Privy seal for 40s. a day to William Leathes, Esq., as ordinary as Secretary at Brussels: to commence from 1715 Sept. 22 and to be payable quarterly in advance. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 272.
Treasury warrant dormant to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to John Hesket, gent., as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XXIV, p. 232.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the General Post Office for 1715 Xmas quarter: total 2,039l. 5s. 8d.; and of the Penny Post Office: total 529l. 14s.d. Ibid., p. 247.
Money warrant for 608,000l. to the South Sea Company, whereof 600,000l. is for one whole year beginning 25 Dec. 1715 on the augmented fund for the increase of said Company's Stock to 10,000,000l. pursuant to the Act of 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 21, for enlarging the Capital Stock and the yearly fund of said Company and for supplying thereby 822,032l. 4s. 8d. to public uses. The remaining 8,000l. hereof is for charges of management within the same year.
“And whereas provision was made in the said Act for satisfying to the said Company all moneys due on their former fond and on the said allowance of 8,000l. per an. for management, [to wit] for one entire year ended 25 Dec. 1715, nevertheless it is thereby provided that they should and might notwithstanding such provision receive the moneys arising by particular Rates and Duties therein mentioned which are part of the Duties appropriated for their use and that the moneys so to be received at any time within the entire year ended the 25th Dec. 1715 should go and be reckoned and accounted as part of the increased fund of 600,000l. which should first grow due to them after the said 25th Dec. 1715 and should be deducted out of the said increased fond accordingly”; care is hereby to be taken by the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and all other officers of the Receipt concerned herein, that memorandums be made upon this order of the sums so paid to said Company and which ought to be deducted out of the sum payable by the present money warrant. And let the residue necessary to complete the said 600,000l. and 8,000l. be satisfied by weekly or other payments as directed by the respective relative Acts [9 Anne, c. 15, and 10 Anne, c. 37] out of any revenue or Duties appropriated by the said Acts. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 252. Order Book IX, p. 69.
Treasury warrant to John Hill, Paymaster for Transport Service, to pay 200l. to George Macartney for the charge of transporting from Ireland to Scotland, in obedience to the King's commands to the Lords Justices of Ireland, the five Regiments as follows, viz. Evans' Regiment of Dragoons and the Foot Regiments of Forfar, Orrery, Hill and Egerton [William Evans, the Fourth Hussars, formerly Princess Anne of Denmark's Dragoons; Archibald, Earl of Forfar, the Second or Queen's Regiment of Foot; Charles, Earl of Orrery, the Twenty First Foot or Royal Scots Fusiliers; John Hill, the Eleventh Regiment of Foot; William Egerton, the Thirty Sixth Foot (or Worcestershires)]. Money Book XXIV, p. 354.
Jan. 13. Confirmation of a money order of 1715 June 1 for 192l. 17s. 0d. to Alexander Pendarves, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 523, under date 1715 May 19. Order Book IX, p. 115.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your memorial of the 3rd inst. relating to the money expended by the Customs Collectors in examining and securing of passengers. Send my Lords an account how much is due to those collectors so that payment may be ordered for same out of Civil List moneys. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 36.
Treasury warrant to same to discharge interest due on three bills of exchange of 350l. each accepted by Sir John Lambert, Samuel Shepheard, senr., and John James David, now deceased, for the Duties of some prize wines bought by them at Penryn and which in the time of the late war were coming to London in a vessel under the tin convoy when she was taken out of the Fleet in the night time and carried to Calais and condemned as prize: all on the report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Lambert, Shepheard and the executors of said David that in view of petitioners' great loss it is reasonable to discharge the interest on their paying the principal. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 304–5.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Johnson shewing that being proprietor of a salt work at Helbree in Cheshire for the refining of rock salt he gave security as usual; that his agent at Helbree sold a loading of salt of which the Duty was 173l. 6s. 8d. to Alexander McKenny, master of the ship Salmon of Belfast, which was lost in the voyage to Ireland with all her cargo and men except two persons; that the proprietors of the salt in Ireland, being ignorant of the law (which obligeth them in case of loss to make oath thereof at the public Quarter Sessions within six months), neglected the same and petitioner has not the proof required to take out the debenture for discharging the Duty and the Salt Commissioners have proceeded against petitioner for same: therefore praying relief. Reference Book IX, p. 260.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1715 Nov. 10 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to Lord Guernsey, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to the Duke of Montagu of 200 ounces of gilt plate as a present from the King at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 100l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 319.
Treasury allowance of the Civil List of Scotland (not detailed) for 1715 Dec. 25 quarter: total 7,214l. 11s. 11¾d., “of which the Messengers of the [Receipt of the] Exchequer [were to receive] 36l. [for distributing Proclamations in Scotland]”. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 452.
The like allowance of the salary bill of the Salt Officers' Establishment, detailed, for Scotland for the same quarter (total 633l. 15s. 0d.). Ibid., pp. 458–60.
Jan. 13. Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1715 Dec. 16 by the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of 10 pair of Holland sheets of three breadths and 15 pair of two breadths for his Majesty's service: to an estimate of 121l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 5.
Same of a same dated 1715 Nov. 19 by same to same for provision of the following particulars for St. James's, viz.: for the Princess of Wales's Bedchamber a walnut-tree corner cupboard and a filigree cabinet; for Count Platon's [Platen's] Chamber, a chimney glass: also for mending and repairing the glass that was broken in the Little Drawing Room; two stands and a sconce at the Backstairs and a sconce in the Young Princesses' Apartment: likewise for a four-leaved fire screen for Madame Schulemberg, one side with silk, the other with paper: and for covering three umber [Ombre] tables for the Princess of Wales, one with velvet, the other two with white cloth: to a total estimate of 60l. Ibid., pp. 5–6.
Jan. 14. Money warrant for 1,500l. to Spencer Compton, Treasurer to the Prince of Wales: to complete 20,000l. to the said Prince as by the sign manual of Nov. 23 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 837. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 250. Order Book IX, p. 173.
Same for 250l. to Peter Flournois for 1715 Sept. 29 quarter on an annuity or yearly pension granted to him for and towards the maintenance of the late Countess of Clancarty's children and for their education in the Protestant religion. Money Book XXIV, p. 354.
Letter of direction for 379l. 15s. 0d. to Charles Bodville, Earl of Radnor, Treasurer of the Chamber: upon any unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 123.
William Lowndes to said Earl to pay said sum as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Lord Almoner for 1715 Xmas quarter's allowance for the Daily Alms and the poor at the Gate 179 15 0
to the Sub-Almoner for half a year to the Lady Frances Keightly on her pension of 400l. per an. due at Xmas 1715 pursuant to a royal sign manual of 1714–15 Feb. 23 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 398] 200 0 0
£379 15 0
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. I have read to my Lords your several reports concerning the payments in the Earl of Carnarvon's accounts as Paymaster of the Forces [Abroad] which need a privy seal for their allowance: viz.
(1) for the Flanders service anno 1709.
(2) of 1715 June 15 for the Flanders service anno 1710.
(3) for the Flanders service anno 1711.
(4) of 1715 Dec. 16 for the Forces in Spain and Portugal for the years ending 23 Dec. 1707, 1708, 1709.
(5) of 1715 Dec. 21 for ditto for 1710 and 1711.
My Lords desire you to draft the necessary privy seals for making these allowances and passing the said accounts, taking care that my Lords' minutes in the margins of said reports (made by my Lords at the time of reading thereof) be effectually answered before the relative articles be inserted in the said draft. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 37.
Jan. 14. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary bill (not detailed) of the officers of the Customs in the Plantations for half a year to Xmas 1715: total 1,897l. 10s.d. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 302.
Jan. 15. Royal sign manual for 300l. to John Parker for his services in discovering and apprehending James Paynter, Henry Darr and Richard Whitford, three of the persons mentioned in an advertisement in the Gazette of 11 Oct. last to be concerned in treasonable practices, being the reward of 100l. for each of them pursuant to the royal promise made by the said advertisement. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 265. Order Book IX, p. 74.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lords Justices of Ireland] to pay Thomas Meredyth 69l. 10s. 0d. for so much as the established pay of the Governor of Londonderry and Culmore Fort amounts to at 10s. a day from 25 Aug. 1714, being the date of the death of the late Governor, to 11 January following, being the date of the commission of Lieutenant General Thomas Meredyth to that employment: all “in regard that he kissed our hand for that government immediately upon the death of his predecessor, though his commission for the same was not made out and signed till the said 11th January and that he has always distinguished himself in the true interest of his country,” the King thinking the request for same to be reasonable “especially since the same being on the Establishment of Ireland will otherwise (as is alleged) remain in our Treasury there.” Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 81.