Treasury Warrants: January 1716, 21-31

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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, 21–31

Jan. 21. Henry Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to William Popple [Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade]. By your letter of the 19th inst. the Commissioners for Trade desire the Admiralty Lords' reasons against continuing the office of Surveyor of Woods on the Continent of America. By order of the Treasury Lords I enclose the Admiralty Lords' letter [missing] touching that matter. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 38.
Jan. 21. Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 13 Dec. 1715 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain, to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for apparelling and furnishing the Court which the King has ordered to be erected forthwith in Westminster Hall for the trial of Robert, Earl of Oxford: to wit as hath been usual on the like occasions: to an estimate of 350l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, pp. 10–11.
Jan. 23. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Chancellor to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Philip Parker, bart., praying a lease of the Duty of Sixpenny Writs in the High Court of Chancery for 41 years in reversion of the present lease. His Majesty has commanded my Lords to refer same to you. What is the nature and value of the grant? Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 38.
Jan. 24. Letter of direction for 4,000l. to William Clayton: as in further part of 15,000l. for French Protestants: to be distributed amongst such of them as are most necessitous: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 124.
Same for 1,821l. 17s. 5d. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of money arising by the sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to be paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn, bart., late Paymaster of the Marines, being to be applied to satisfy offreckonings for clothing the Regiment which was commanded by Sir Harry Goring. Ibid.
Same for 1,850l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of Contributions for 5 per cent. Annuities: and is intended to be applied to complete a sum of 12,616l. 1s. 2d. to pay for arms. In the margin: “cancelled.” Ibid.
Same for 88,693l. 1s. 11½d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces: 32,514l. 19s.d. thereof out of Contributions for 5 per cent. Annuities anno 1715 and the remaining 56,178l. 2s. 7d. out of money arisen or to arise by the sale of South Sea Stock. The said total sum is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 425,900l. 14s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1715.
upon account of their pay
53,269 4 3
in further part of 33,525l. 1s. 8d. granted for seven Battalions in Flanders or England anno 1715.
upon account of their pay
2,560 10 0
to answer a bill drawn by Capt. Burroughs, Commissary General of Provisions and Forage, on account of corn by him furnished for the use of his Majesty's Forces 1,500 0 0
in further part of 123,698l. 10s. 0d. granted for half pay Officers anno 1715.
for half pay Officers upon account
14,157 0 0
in further part of 31,192l. 14s.d. granted for Forces in Gibraltar anno 1715.
to Mr. Missing for a moiety of 1,996l. 13s.d., being the value of a second quantity of provisions imported at Gibraltar to supply the Stores
998 6
to ditto for a moiety of 2,416l. 2s.d., being the amount of the charge of the Victualling 1,963 persons in the said Garrison for 56 days from 18 July to 11 Sept. last 1,208 1
in further part of 35,912l. 19s. 2d. granted for the Forces in Flanders anno 1715.
upon account of their pay
15,000 0 0
£88,693 1 11½
Ibid., p. 125.
Jan. 24. Same for 1,850l. to same: out of Contributions as above: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
in further part of 425,900l. 14s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1715.
for the service of the Forces lately arrived from Holland upon account
Ibid., p. 129.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Fielding and the Lady Diana his wife of a piece of ground in St. James's Park bounded east on the said Park wall 70 feet 4 inches, adjoining a house now in the possession of said Fielding; and fronting St. James's Park on the north 4 feet 4 inches, and on the south 16 feet adjoining to a building now or late in the possession of Sir Charles Wager, Kt.; on which said parcel of ground there was built in the reign of Charles II. a small tenement, a stable and a dog kennel for keeping his Majesty's spaniels and are now in the possession of Conrade Liethuzer, Keeper of the Prince of Wales's spaniels.
Prefixing: particular of the premises and memorandum by Auditor Thomas Jett and ratal thereof by Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 268–9, 351.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of two houses in St. James's Place within the bailiwick of St. James's in order to a new lease thereof to Catherine, Lady Herbert.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Lady Herbert's petition for same. She is entitled by assignment of the term granted by William and Mary to Francis Parry, Esq. The premises are 83 foot in front next St. James's to the east, 62 foot to the north, 84 to the west adjoining St. James's Park wall, 65 foot to the south: and are worth at a rack rent 200l. per an. Ibid., p. 157.
Jan. 25. Royal sign manual for 500,000l. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and Forces. (Money warrant dated Jan. 26 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 273. Order Book IX, p. 176.
Letter of direction for 204l. 5s. 0d. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of Contributions for 5 per cent. Annuities: and is to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by Col. Robert Munroe, Governor of Inverness, for some artillery and stores bought of Capt. Robert Price, Commander of the William galley, for his Majesty's service. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 124.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Bridges, Esq., late Cashier of Excise, for payment of 428l. 2s. 5d. disbursed by him in carrying and paying into the Exchequer the sum of 1,847,740l. 17s. 10d. of Excise moneys between 20 Dec. 1714 and 6 Dec. 1715. Reference Book IX, p. 263.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, to place on the Establishment of Half Pay in Ireland Capt. Arnold Cosbye, Capt. Henry Gwyllym, Lieut. Hugh Cathcart, Lieut. Claud Beaty, Cornet Edward Cosbye, Cornet Robert Armstrong, Quartermaster Thomas Higginbottom, Lieut. Christo. Carleton, Lieut. Francis Aldrich and Cornet Herbert Price, formerly belonging to Brigadier Wolseley's Regiment of Horse “and very well deserving our favour”: to commence as from Dec. 25 last. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 32.
Jan. 26. Privy seal for 3l. a day to George Bubb as Ordinary or Envoy Extraordinary to the Catholic King: to commence from Dec. 3 last and to be payable quarterly in advance. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 274.
Royal warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to cause all moneys of the taxes and revenues whatsoever in Scotland to be from time to time paid by the Collectors or Receivers thereof to the Deputy residing in Scotland of the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces. In order to repaying and applying same to the uses to which they ought to be applied the said Deputy is to draw bills of exchange on the said Paymaster General at the Pay Office in London for all sums so received by him and payable to such person and in such manner as you, the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, shall direct: and to be paid out of moneys imprested at the Receipt of the Exchequer in London to the said Paymaster for the service of the Forces. Ibid., pp. 275–6.
William Lowndes to the Board of Works. The Customs Commissioners have, with my Lords' approbation, agreed for the house called the ‘Rose and Dolphin Tavern’ to be added to the Custom House, together with the house formerly called the ‘Vine Tavern’. Please estimate for the necessary building. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 39.
Same to the Duke of Somerset. In reply to your letter of the 23rd inst. I am to say that the King has given orders for clearing the Civil List Offices to Midsummer last. What sum will clear the Stables which was under your care to Midsummer last, my Lords having resolved to order the payment thereof immediately? When his Majesty directs money to be issued to carry on the payments of other Offices further than Midsummer my Lords will take care that the expenses of the Stables be paid in the same proportion. Ibid.
Jan. 26. Same to the Auditor [of Crown Rents and Revenues] for Wales. Send my Lords a state of the whole land revenue now in charge before you, whether the same be part of the old Principality of Wales or of the Earldoms of Chester and Flint or of the Crown revenues within your audit; and of all the pensions, salaries and charges thereon. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Eliza[beth] Bridges, executrix of William Bridges, shewing that James II. granted a parcel of ground in Scotland Yard to Francis Gwyn, on part of which a building was erected which is vested in petitioner: nevertheless the said Gwyn obtained a fresh lease of the whole premises “whereby she [petitioner] is excluded her tenant right as to her part therein and without remedy unless she may be allowed to lay down the money which his Majesty would be obliged to if he were to re-assume the premises, whereby the leases would be set aside and the Crown at liberty to grant the petitioner a further term in the premises as to her share therein”: therefore praying a grant on such terms. Reference Book IX, p. 264.
Same to the Board of Works of the petition of Edward Tufnell et al., workmen employed about the repairing and fitting up a house in Leadenhall Street for the Transfer Office for the 1710 Lottery, praying payment of what is due to them for the said works amounting to upwards of 791l. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland. My Lords are informed that one Walter Bosewall [Boswell], who has a commission for being Counter Warden or Comptroller of the Mint at Edinburgh during life, has forfeited the same by being one of the first that took up arms against his Majesty and Government. The Treasury Lords desire you to make a strict enquiry into this matter and to certify them a true state of the facts. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 461.
Jan. 27. Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth Navy bills for repaying to the officers of the Yard at Plymouth the [Land Tax] assessments on their salaries for the year 1714 and first half of 1715 not exceeding in the whole the sum of 164l. 0s. 6d. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 126.
Same to the Trustees for sale of South Sea Stock. At your last attending my Lords they proposed to you the procuring the remainder of the money payable on the subscription for sale of South Sea Stock [to wit for it] to be immediately advanced towards supplying the Troops with subsistence in the present juncture. My Lords desire you to obtain the said advance accordingly and to pay 44,000l. into the Exchequer forthwith so as the pressing services to which the said sum is to be applied may not be disappointed. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 40.
Jan. 27. William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General. My Lords have received from Secretary Townshend the enclosed letter [missing] acquainting them of the illegal proceedings of the stewards, bailiffs and other officers of those Lords and gentlemen who were taken at Preston. Please advise my Lords the most proper methods to be taken to prevent the wastes, spoils and ill practices therein complained of. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 41.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to take leases of two houses called the ‘Vine Tavern’ and the ‘Rose and Dolphin Tavern’ to be added to the Custom House in Thames Street.
Prefixing: report to the Treasury dated 1715 Dec. 14 from said Commissioners. In accordance with Treasury instructions of June last (made on our presentment of the 14th of that month) we treated with the Fishmongers' Company for the ground and wharf called Porters Key, lying contiguous to the west end of the Custom House, and offered them 600l. per an. rent charge for ever, but that offer has been rejected by them as not sufficient, yet no demand was made by the Company. That treaty not taking effect we endeavoured to get some grounds more westward called Bear Key, Sabs Dock, Wiggons Key and Ralph's Key, but finding many difficulties arise in making out titles to those parcels we laid aside all further thoughts thereof. During these transactions we considered desiring your Lordships that some part of Tower Hill might be granted by the Crown for building a Custom House thereon. But whether that may be thought proper is humbly submitted, in regard of its being situate so near the Tower and the Ordnance Office and besides we have been informed that the city claims a right to part of that ground.
As to the buildings on the north side of the Custom House, which consist of warehouses belonging to the Wharfingers who rent them and the Custom House Keys of Sir John Cope, we desired to know what they proposed to have for them; who demanded for the whole 420l. per an. and 2,600l. fine for their term of 18 years from 1716 Michaelmas.
Finding these demands of the Wharfingers so extravagant we have desisted from making any inquiry about the warehouses at the east end of the Custom House in order (as was intended) to have made the Custom House entire without being contiguous to other buildings, the better to preserve it from fire.
Next adjoining the east end of the house formerly called the ‘Vine Tavern,’ now part of the Custom House, there is another tavern called the ‘Rose and Dolphin.’ We have treated for the present tenants' lease of 19 years to come on the basis of 1,500l. for said lease. In regard [that] Sir John Cope the elder has an estate in the two last mentioned houses for life with power of granting leases thereof we have proposed to take from him a lease of the said two houses for 21 years including the terms in being, viz. of four years in the ‘Vine Tavern’ (now part of the Custom House, but very much shattered in the late fire) and 19 years in the other tavern at the present rents of 80l. per an. on each house and fine of 800l. No time should be lost as the tenant of the ‘Rose and Dolphin Tavern’ acquaints us this is a proper season to lay in wines for his next year's trade. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 307–10.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Anne Rochford for a building lease of a small piece of ground adjoining the house where she lives near the Mews which is now of no service to his Majesty, having always lain waste. Reference Book IX, p. 264.
Jan. 27. Same to the Secretary at War of the petition of the Quartermaster of Dragoons commanding a detachment to guard the money sent to Scotland from Newark to Berwick, craving an allowance of 10s. a day for himself and 5s. a day for each man for the time they shall be upon that service. Ibid.
Jan. 28. Letter of direction for 200l. to William Clayton: out of Civil List moneys: and is for the use of such pensioners as his Majesty hath directed to be paid by him. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 126.
Same for 1,000l. to Charles Bodville, Earl of Radnor, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over to his Majesty's Messengers [of the Chamber] by way of advance “as the Secretaries of State or either of them shall order the same to be advanced” to enable the said Messengers the better to proceed on the services they are sent upon: care being taken that the sums which shall be so advanced be accounted in part of payment upon their bills when the same shall be made out. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to certify the Treasury Lords how much is in arrear for the Land Taxes charged by several Acts of Parliament on the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's for the years 1706, 1707, 1708, 1709, 1710 severally. “Be pleased to send this certificate to my house this day in the evening.” (The like letter to the [Assessment] Commissioners for Taxes for Whitehall and St. James's.) Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 40.
Jan. 30. Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a proposal [missing] concerning the Duties on English woollen goods and tin passing through the Electorate of Brunswick Luneburg and of course linens coming from thence into Great Britain. Please state the difference between the Duties upon those manufactures and those of other countries, with what restrictions and Duties those goods lie under here: and your opinion what is proper to be done herein. Ibid.
Jan. 31. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Thomas Byerly, Esq., the office of Collector or Receiver of Customs, Excise, quit rents and all other Duties, dues and revenues whatsoever within the Province of New York in America and any of its dependencies; being the office granted to him by Queen Anne: with the fee or salary of 200l. per an. payable out of the revenues of New York. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 276.
Same to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay to Martin Killigrew Esq. 300l. for 1½ years to 1715 Sept. 29 on the yearly rent of 200l., he having by indenture dated 29 Dec. 1715 farmed and let to the Treasury Lords (as Trustees for the Crown) for 21 years all that parcel and portion of ground commonly called Castle Hill in Co. Cornwall whereon a fort commonly called Pendinass, alias Pendennis, is erected, at the said yearly rent: it being the King's pleasure that the said rent be paid from time to time by the Paymaster of the Forces: to be paid without deduction of poundage and to be placed to the head of Contingencies. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 277.
Jan. 31. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent appointing William Burroughs, Esq., as Comptroller of Excise and New Impost and in place thereof to grant said office to Edmund Elwell, Esq., with 700l. per an. for his own pains and service and 620l. for his charge of clerks. Ibid., p. 278.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Col. Maurice Nassau as royal bounty in reward for his service and expense in coming express from Lieut. Gen. Wills with an account of the defeat of our rebellious subjects at Preston in Lancashire. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 279. Order Book IX, p. 181.
Royal warrant to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to give allowance to John How in his accounts as late Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons of all such sums as shall appear from muster rolls and other proper vouchers to have been paid by him to the Company of Invalids at Greenwich for their pay after the addition to them of a draft which about 23 Dec. 1711 was made from the outpensioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea to reinforce a Company of Invalids then at Greenwich (the said draft consisting of one serjeant, one corporal, one Drum and 50 private men), whereupon they were discontinued on the muster rolls for the Hospital taken on the 24 Dec. 1711, but were increased at the same time on the muster rolls of said Company of Invalids and have been accordingly paid as such from the said 24 Dec. 1711 to the 24 June 1713: but by reason the Establishment of the said Company of Invalids is exclusive of the said additional number the money that has been so paid to the said additional men cannot regularly be allowed in the accounts of the said How, who paid the same. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 279.
Treasury warrant to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to allow 83l. 13s. 6d. in the account of John Howe as late Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons; for his fees and charges of passing said accounts for the year 1711 for Guards and Garrisons 56l. 7s. 0d. and for Chelsea Hospital 21l. 6s. 6d.
certificate by said Auditors and by Jer. Oakeley, deputy to the said Harley, as to the said fees.
Followed by: said Howe's statement of said fees including 6l. for the fees paid at the Receipt for striking tallies for the respective Receivers General of Taxes for 30 counties, detailed, in repayment of money which they had advanced for recruits. Money Book XXIV, pp. 361–3.
Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Hughes, clerk: for the charges of his passage to Virginia, whither he is going a minister. (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 363. Order Book IX, p. 75.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay John Bridges the allowance of 150l. per an. for additional clerks for the time he served as Excise Cashier, viz. from 14 Dec. 1714 to 7 Dec. 1715: the like allowance having been made to Edward Pauncefort, the predecessor to said Bridges.
Prefixing: said Bridges' petition for same. Money Book XXIV, p. 364.
Jan. 31. Money warrant for 273l. to George Bubb, Envoy Extraordinary to the Catholic King, “and whom his Majesty hath also thought fit to appoint his Plenipotentiary to the said King”; for a quarter from 1715 Dec. 3 on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary as aforesaid. (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 365. Order Book IX, p. 183.
Same for 364l. to Luke Schaub, who is employed as Secretary to take care of his Majesty's affairs at the Court of Madrid: on his ordinary of 40s. a day directed by the royal sign manual of the 23rd inst. to be issued to Geo. Tilson to be by him remitted to Schaub, commencing from 30 May 1715, when the allowance to Lord Cobham, late Envoy and Plenipotentiary there, did cease, and to continue until the day of the commencement of the allowance to another Minister who shall be sent to that Court: and is for 182 days thereon, to wit from 1715 May 30 to Nov. 28. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 365. Order Book IX, p. 60.
Same for 1,010l. to the executors of Thomas, late Marquess of Wharton, for 202 days 1714 Sept. 22 to 1715 April 12 (the day of his death) on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet and fee of 20s. a day as Keeper of the Privy Seal. (Money order dated Feb. 4 for 808l. on said 4l. a day.) Money Book XXIV, p. 366. Order Book IX, p. 181.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to bring over the ipsum from the foot of the final account of John, Visct. FitzHardinge, as Treasurer of the Chamber and to charge the same in the front of the account of John Holbech, gent., for the interim between the death of said Visct. and the appointment of his successor therein: and thereupon to allow in the said Holbech's account as paid out of the said ipsum the sum of 389l. 4s. 9d. for stationery wares delivered for the use of the Secretary [of State's] Office in 1702 Lady day quarter by William Churchill, (upon Holbech producing the bills and receipts of the said Churchill to maintain the same): the said amount having been paid by the said Viscount but disallowed by you the Auditors: and thereupon to draw down the remainder of the said ipsum and to charge same upon the said executors at the foot of said Holbech's account (“unless the said executors shall produce to you the acquittance of the said John Holbech for the said ipsum, then and in that case the said remain will be part of the charge on the said Holbech”).
Prefixing: certificate by F. Bythell, deputy to Auditor Thomas Foley, that William, Lord Berkeley, and Charles Bridgman [the said executors] have passed said Visct. FitzHardinge's final account from Michaelmas 1711 to 19 Dec. 1712, the day of his death, and that upon the foot of the said account they [the executors] are indebted 445l. 0s. 11½d.
further certificate by said Bythell concerning said 389l. 4s. 9d. This sum was disallowed by me by reason the goods were part delivered in King William's time and part in the late Queen's time and ought not to have been paid but by the Lord Treasurer's warrant which was not then obtained. Money Book XXIV, pp. 366–7.
Jan. 31. Money warrant for 75l. to John, Earl of Crawford, for 1715 June 24 quarter on his annuity or yearly sum.
50l. to Francis, Lord Sempill, for same on same. (Money orders dated Feb. 6 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 368. Order Book IX, p. 182.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,085l. due from Sir Francis St. John of Thorp [Longthorpe], Co. Northampton. Money Book XXIV, p. 369.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1715 same quarter: total 584l. 3s. 7d. (including 8l. to Philip Musgrave for taking in and delivering out the candles, for one year; 10l. to Samuel Angier for half a year's rent for two rooms added to the Post Office; 5l. 8s. 0d. to James Chapman for pumping the well; 24l. 3s. 8d. for 5,804 ship letters on 19 Nov. 1715 and 41l. 5s. 9d. for 9,909 ship letters on 24 Dec. 1715; 145l. to Jacob Tonson, stationer, for his bill for a quarter). Ibid., p. 370.
Money order for 40l. to Daniel Langhorne, Esq., and Dudley Downes, gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for 1715, Easter and Trinity terms on their allowance for sorting and ordering records. Order Book IX, p. 189.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. My Lords direct you to apply as follows the sum of 3,457l. 5s. 11d. out of money raised by you on tallies and orders on Land Tax anno 1715, viz. to apply same to the payment of bills of exchange drawn on the Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners and for Sick and Hurt as follows:
£ s. d.
on the Navy Commissioners 1,510 5 10
on the Victualling Commissioners 632 18 6
on account of Sick and Hurt seamen 1,314 1 7
£3,457 5 11
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 127.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill to allow in the account of Charles Cæsar, late Treasurer of the Navy, the sum of 17,844l. 17s. 3d. paid by him to the Bank of England for interest on money lent by said Bank.
Appending: the Bank of England's account of said interest: signed by Tho. Mercer 30 June 1715:
£ s. d.
Loans: the Honble. Charles Cæsar.
1715 June 30, to balance of his account of 180,000l. loan: remains of principal due 95,273l. 12s. 8d.; interest thereon to this date at 6 per cent.
16,248 5 11
to balance of his account of 60,000l. loan: remains of principal 30,000l.: interest thereon at 5 per cent. to date 1,596 11 4
interest 17,844 17 3
principal remaining due 125,273 12 5
total 143,118 9 8
difference [surplus due to said Cæsar] is 31,083 13
£174,202 2 10¾
Deposits [of tallies &c. as security]. Principal
1715 June 30. Tallies now remaining [in the hands of the Bank of England] of those which were deposited for securing the repayment of the said loans, 163 [tallies] on Malt anno 1713 (principal) 123,435 16 4
[accrued] interest due thereon from 1 July 1713 at 5 per cent. [for] 21 months and 90 days, 12,322l. 8s. 9d.
20 tallies on the third 2s. Aid (principal)
19,363 17
interest [accrued] due thereon from 26 Jan. 1713 at 5 per cent., being 15 months and 65 days, 1,382l. 13s. 2d. 14,390 16
44 tallies on hops, interest due from 1 Sept. 1711 at 6 per cent., 45 months and 29 days, 3,306l. 10s. 9d.
total interest
17,011 12 8
principal 157,190 10
£174,202 2 10¾
16 July 1715.
Received by Thomas Madockes for the Bank of England from the Honble. Charles Cæsar, Esq., for principal money remaining due on a loan of 180,000l. the sum of 95,273l. 12s. 5d. and for interest due thereon to 30 June last the sum of 16,248l. 5s. 11d.:
also received principal money remaining due on a loan of 60,000l. the sum of 30,000l. and for interest due thereon to 30 June last the sum of 1,596l. 11s. 4d., which sums were discharged and paid off by the several tallies and orders mentioned in this sheet [above] amounting principal and interest to 174,202l. 2s. 10d. The surplus, being 31,083l. 13s. 2d. was paid by a Bank Note to the said Charles Cæsar: dated this day.
Ibid., pp. 127–8.
Jan. 31. Treasury warrant to Sir William Fazakerly, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for London, Westminster and Middlesex, to pay 79l. 10s. 8d. to Edmund Giles Hooper, late Solicitor for the Affairs of Taxes and Clerk of the Securities relating thereto: being for 290 days 1714 April 24 (the day he was appointed thereto) to Feb. 8 following, when he was discharged from the said employment. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 184.
[?] Dormant same to same to pay 100l. per an. salary to George Wilson, gent., as present Solicitor for the Affairs of Taxes and Clerk of the Securities: as from 1714–15 Feb. 8 (the time of his appointment). Ibid.
Jan. 31. Same to same to pay salaries, detailed, to a total of 300l. per an. to the officers and clerks, detailed, employed in the management of the Duties on Houses (Francis Sorel, gent., Secretary; John Powle, gent., Clerk Assistant; Robert Manning, [clerk] for the Bills from the Exchequer; Thomas Birkett, clerk of the Entries; John Shales, doorkeeper; William Davis, messenger; Anna Butcher, housekeeper). Ibid., pp. 184–5.
Jan. 31. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, to place on the Establishment of Ireland a pension of 200l. per an. to Richard son of Col. Toby Purcell in regard of the said Colonel's long and faithful services to the Crown “and his constant zeal for our succession,” as also in regard to his said son who is a deserving young man: to commence from Lady day 1715 and to continue until he be otherwise provided for. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 27.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill (not detailed) of the Excise in Scotland for 1715 Sept. 29 quarter: total 1,343l. 15s. 0d.
The like of the incidents bill (not detailed) of same for same quarter: total 192l. 10s.d.
The like of the Malt [Duty Office] salary bill (not detailed) for same quarter: total 22l. 10s. 0d. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 461.