Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30, 1716. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1958.
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February 1716, 1–15
Money order for 13,250l. to the Bank of England for one quarter to 31 Jan. last on their 45,000l. per an. and 8,000l. per an. for exchanging all Exchequer Bills as by the Acts of 7 Anne, c. 30, and 12 Anne, c. 11. Order Book IX, p. 181.
Letter of direction for 5,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Contributions for 5 per cent. Annuities: and is intended to be applied to land services of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 128.
R. Powys (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] which has been presented to my Lords by Monsieur Schack [Bertram, freiherr von Schack], “his Czarian Majesty's Minister here,” desiring that nine ton of powder on board three ships may be put on shore to be dried and then re-shipped. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 41.
|Feb. 1, 3,
8, 13, 15,
17, 20, 21,
22, 24, 28.
Treasury warrant to same to employ John Fulford as a weighing porter, London port, loco Anton Batterton, deceased (Feb. 1).
John Robins as a tidesman in Yarmouth port loco Henry Christian, deceased (Feb. 8).
John Smith as a watchman, London port, loco Henry Wade, deceased.
Robert Henning as waiter and searcher at Poole loco John Price, dismissed.
Geo. Prowse as tidesman at Poole loco John Simonds, dismissed (Feb. 13).
Laurence Croft as Surveyor of Sunderland port loco Ellis Veryard, “whom you are forthwith to dismiss” (Feb. 3).
James Cragg as waiter and searcher at South Shields in Sunderland port loco Timothy Sacheverell, who is forthwith to be dismissed.
Hugh Griffith as waiter and searcher and preventive officer at Portland in Weymouth port loco William Gibbs, dismissed (Feb. 15).
Benjamin Hounsell as waiter and searcher at Abbotsbury in Weymouth port loco Moses Shaw, dismissed.
Antho. Wilson as waiter and searcher at Craster in Berwick port loco Lawrence Crofts, preferred (Feb. 17).
John Nicholson as a tidesman in Poole port loco George Prowse, whose warrant of the 13th inst. for the same is hereby revoked (Feb. 20).
Thomas Hayward (a tidesman in the Superior List, London port) as a tidesurveyor there loco Peregrine Palmer, who is to be dismissed (Feb. 21).
Joseph Knowles (a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid.) to be removed to the Superior List loco said Hayward.
John Nowling as a tidesman in the Inferior List loco said Knowles.
John Wells as a boatman in Minehead port loco George Harrison, dismissed (Feb. 24).
James Oldfield as surveyor, waiter and searcher and commander of the boat at Sandwich loco Richard Webster, dismissed (Feb. 22).
Joseph Denham as waiter and searcher and commander of the boat at Combwich in Bridgwater port loco Richard Man, dismissed (Feb. 28).
John Jay and Robert Russell as tidesman in Wells port loco John Tippetts and Walter Barling, “whom you are forthwith to dismiss.”
John Simpson as a coastwaiter in London port loco his father, George Simpson.
John Clapham as a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port, loco Thomas Hayward, preferred. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 310, 313, 316, 317, 321, 325, 327.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Conway, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1715 for Cheshire &c., proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General for Houses for Cheshire &c.
The like for Gerard Croker [Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1715 for Co. Oxford] proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General for Houses for Co. Oxford. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 150.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to make forth a particular or constat of the estate of Nathaniel Sturt, one of the sureties of John Weston, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Surrey, which by virtue of an extent is now in the hands of the Crown “and that the same be signed by yourself and transmitted to us for his Majesty's service.” Ibid., p. 183.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to employ John How as watchman of the salt in Preston Pans Collection loco Charles Small, dismissed: at 15l. per an.
Francis Scott as tidewaiter at Dumfries loco John Ewin, proposed to be removed to the Gates of Edinburgh: at 15l. per an.
Thomas Maxwell as watchman in the Alloa Collection loco Andrew Raite, presented to be an officer: at 15l. per an.
Duncan Campbell as a boatman at Queensferry in the district of Borrowstounness loco Andrew Taylour, who never came to officiate: at 15l. per an.
James Johnston as a tidewaiter at Dumfries loco John Hamilton, dismissed: at 15l. per an.
James Thynn as watchman of the salt in the Alloa Collection loco George Dick, dismissed for disaffection to the Government: at 15l. per an.
Cornelius Stubbs as tidesurveyor at North Berwick at 40l. per an. loco John Coulthard, presented to be land and tidesurveyor of Dundee.
William Douglas as a tidewaiter at Borrowstounness loco William Forbes, dismissed: at 20l. per an.
John Campbell as watchman of the salt Duty in Preston Pans Collection loco John Moor, who is gone into the army: at 15l. per an.
William Gibson as same in the Alloa Collection loco Thomas Thynn, dismissed: at 15l. per an.
James Kilpatrick as a boatman at Whithorn in the precinct of Wigtown: at 15l. per an.
Robert Calender as watchman of the salt in Kirkcaldy Collection loco Andrew Smith, dismissed: at 15l. per an.
Patrick Hunter as same in Alloa Collection loco Francis Ramage, dismissed: at 15l. per an.
Adam Stilly as same, ibid., loco David Aytoun, dismissed: at 15l. per an.
James Hillos as same at Whithorn in the precinct of Wigtown: at 15l. per an. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 427, 461.
William Lowndes to the Controllers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed copy [missing] of Mr. Missing's contract for victualling the Garrison of Gibraltar and the certificate of provisions lately imported there signed by Col. Congreve and dated 1715 Dec. 17. What is due to be paid to Missing thereon? Out Letters (General) XXII. p. 41.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. By their presentment of Jan. 31 last the Customs Commissioners desired that an entry may be made in the Register of Seizures Office of all writs of delivery granted by the Exchequer Court in order to the keeping a regular and complete account of seizures. To that end they proposed that every Writ of Delivery be so worded that by virtue thereof no officer should be obliged to deliver any goods seized unless such writ appears to have been entered with the Register of Seizures. If you with the other Barons of the Exchequer have no objections thereto my Lords desire you to give directions accordingly, or otherwise to propose some other expedient. Ibid., p. 42.
Money warrant for 70l. to Matthew Aylmer, Keeper of his Majesty's Palace and Park at Greenwich: for providing hay for the deer in said park in 1714 and 1715. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XXIV. p. 367. Order Book IX, p. 182.
Same for 20l. to William Smith, clerk: as royal bounty towards the charge of his passage to the Leeward Islands, whither he is going a minister. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 368. Order Book IX, p. 75.
Same for 1715 Xmas quarter for the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
250l. each to the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, viz. Charles, Duke of Grafton; Charles Lennox. Duke of Richmond; Lionel, Earl of Dorset; Charles, Earl of Selkirk; Charles, Earl of Orrery; Henry, Duke of Kent; John, Lord Carteret; Charles. Earl of Manchester; Henry, Earl of Lincoln; John, Earl of Stair.
125l. each to the Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz. James Dormer, Henry Cornwall, George Fielding, Philip Honywood, Gustavus Hume, James Tyrrell, Charles Howard, William Carr.
(Money orders dated Feb. 8 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 369. Order Book IX, p. 184.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay (in pursuance of his Majesty's pleasure signified to the Treasury Lords by Secretary Stanhope) to the Earl of Sutherland the 1,000l. directed to you this day at the Exchequer, as towards defraying the extraordinary charges he is at in serving his Majesty against the rebels in Scotland: “and your Lordship will please hereupon to cause a credit for this sum to be lodged [with] my Lord Justice Clerk at Edinburgh so as the Earl of Sutherland may value himself thereupon as his occasions shall require it.” Disposition Book XXIII, p. 129.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to the said Earl of Lincoln as Paymaster of the Forces: out of Contributions for 5 per cent. Annuities: and is in further part of 425,900l. 14s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1715 and to be applied to such uses as the Treasury Lords shall direct. Ibid., p. 130.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Robert Haydock of Liverpool, merchant, to compound a 600l. debt for tobacco Duties.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report dated Jan. 24 last on said Haydock's petition. The Liverpool port officers report that he has had many losses both of ships and merchandises and is much straitened in his business thereby, but his sureties are good and he has houses and an estate in Liverpool to the value of near 100l. per an. But he asserts that the estate is only in trust. He proposes to sell what estate he has so soon as his son is of age to join with him in a sale. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 310–12.
Treasury commission to William Turner as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Read, dismissed. (Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Dorset to pay him 70l. per an. salary.)
Joseph Borrowe as same loco Samuel Jevon, dismissed. (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Notts to pay him 70l. per an. salary.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 162, 170.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ Thomas Woodrow as tidewaiter at Port Glasgow loco John Graham, deceased: at 20l. per an.
John Coulthard as land and tidesurveyor at Dundee loco William Miller, dismissed: at 35l. per an.
John Haldane as collector of Customs at Prestonpans loco John Hamilton, who very impudently insulted one of the Commissioners and been guilty of notorious breaches of trust in the execution of his office: at 50l. per an.
Robert Douglas as Deputy Comptroller at Alloa loco Patrick Wingate, represented to be a person disaffected to the Government: at 20l. per an.
Robert Houston as tidewaiter at Leith loco John Park, dismissed: at 20l. per an.
Richard Armstrong as tidewaiter at Preston Pans loco John Hunter, dismissed: at 20l. per an.
John Ewin as landcarriagewaiter at the Gates of Edinburgh loco Francis Scot, proposed to be a tidewaiter at Dumfries: at 20l. per an.
William Watson as a tidewaiter at Borrowstounness loco John Hunter, dismissed; at 20l. per an.
Alexander Frazer as landwaiter and searcher at Kirkcaldy loco Charles Stewart, represented to be a person disaffected to the Government: at 20l. per an.
John Hamilton as a tide waiter at Kirkcaldy loco Robert Knight, represented to be a person disaffected to the Government: at 20l. per an.
James Elliott as a landcarriagewaiter at the Gates of Edinburgh loco George Lavorock, made a tidewaiter at Leith: at 20l. per an.
Andrew Baker as landsurveyor at Preston Pans loco Lewis Graham, who went off with the rebels when they left Preston Pans and is now in prison as a person disaffected to the Government: at 35l. per an.
Arch[ibald] Campbell as a tidewaiter at Kirkcaldy loco Bartholomew Gibson, represented to be a person disaffected to the Government; at 20l. per an.
Alexander McAulay as a tidewaiter at Borrowstounness loco Robert Irwin, dismissed: at 20l. per an.
Henry Sinclair as a landcarriagewaiter at the Gates of Edinburgh loco Andrew Sheilds [who was] warranted 13 Sept. last, but never came to his post: at 20l. per an.
John Haldane as collector of the Salt Duties at Preston Pans loco John Hamilton, dismissed: at 30l. per an.
John Graham, a salt officer in Preston Pans Collection, loco Mungo Graham, dismissed: at 25l. per an.
Alexander Stewart as salt officer in Alloa Collection loco John Borthwick, dismissed: at 25l. per an.
Richard Beaumont as salt officer in Kirkcaldy Collection loco James Smith, dismissed: at 25l. per an. Out Letters (North Britain) III. pp. 462–3.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cracherode to pursue the methods proposed by the Attorney and Solicitor General as in the enclosed report [missing] for preventing the wastes, spoils and ill practices of the stewards &c. of the Lords and gentlemen taken in the rebellion at Preston and to secure the interest of the Crown. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 41.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Francis Wyvill, Esq., Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Yorks &c., praying payment of 5s. per cent. [per 100l.] for his extraordinary charges in returning to the Exchequer 986,526l. by guards &c. in the years 1706 to 1712 inclusive and for the 2s. Aid in 1713 and 1714 and for the Duties on Houses for eight years ended at Lady day 1714. Reference Book IX, p. 264.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 800l. per an. additional salary to Charles, Earl of Tankerville, as addition to his present salary or fees of 100l. and 100 marks per an. as Warden Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre, Trent South: all in consideration of his many good and faithful services. (The privy seal hereon is dated 24 Feb. 1715–16.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 281.
Royal sign manual for 749,098l. 19s. 3½d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and Forces. (Money warrant dated Feb. 8 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 281. Money Book XXIV, p. 371. Order Book IX, p. 182.
|Feb. 7.||Royal warrant to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 3,918l. 18s. 6d. to Thomas Missing, contractor for victualling the Garrison of Gibraltar; to wit for the services following:|
|for a moiety of 3,425l. 1s. 7d., being the value of the first quantity of provisions imported pursuant to his contract and according to the Lieutenant Governor's certificate dated 1715 July 27 in that behalf||1,712||10||9½|
|for a moiety of 1,996l. 13s. 0¾d., being the value of a second quantity of provisions imported to supply the stores there according to a like certificate dated the 11th Oct. last||998||6||6¼|
|for a moiety of 2,416l. 2s. 4½d., being the amount of the charges of victualling 1,963 persons in the said Garrison for 56 days from 18 July to 11 Sept. last according to the terms of the said contract and certificates from the said Lieutenant Governor of the number of men victualled in that time||1,208||1||2¼|
King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 284.|
William Lowndes to Mr. Broderick. The Treasury Lords have received the King's orders to prosecute the two Auditors of Imprests for abuses committed in their offices. My Lords have seen the copy of the petition delivered by you. They desire you to send to the four persons who signed the same to attend them on Thursday next at 12 o'clock at the Treasury Chambers that the King may have the aid of their informations. The persons' names are Joseph Quilter, John Ellison, John Key, Andrew Verges. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 42.
Henry Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords are informed that John Ferryman, collector of Excise in Mid Wales, is a person disaffected to his Majesty's Government. Application is made to my Lords in behalf of Mr. Davis as being perfect in accounts, a good fortune of his own, a clear reputation and hearty in the interest of the King and Government. My Lords desire you to enquire as to Ferryman and if you find cause to dismiss him my Lords recommend the said Davis for that employment. Ibid., p. 43.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hewet to report on the enclosed letter and petition [missing] from the Duke of Kent touching the arrear of salary due to the gamekeepers and underkeepers of Windsor Forest and representing the alterations and repairs necessary to the foddering pen and barn in Swinley Walk and the charge of foddering the deer in that Walk the last season. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods, of the petition of Admiral Aylmer representing to the Treasury Lords that there has been a great waste in Greenwich Park by felling trees, neglect of fencing of those planted and near 700 trees wanting to make good the plantation and fences to preserve the same and that the Grove will be entirely ruined if not ditched and fenced from the deer: therefore praying directions for same to be done this season. Reference Book IX, p. 265.
Treasury warrant to John Hill, Receiver and Paymaster for the Transport Service, to observe and follow the same rules, orders and directions as are prescribed by the Treasury warrant of 1715 Aug. 27, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 710, i.e. with respect to Thomas Colby appointed by the royal sign manual of Dec. 28 last to be the only Commissary for taking care of the Transport Service: to wit during such time as the said service shall be under the management of the said Colby “and in like manner with respect to the said Mr. Colby as you should or ought to have done in case the management thereof had continued to be performed by the late or any other Commissioners” [of Transports]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 326.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Nathaniel Sturt of the extended estate of Joseph Sturt, surety for John Weston, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Surrey anno 1709.
Prefixing: (1) report to the Treasury from the Commissioners for Taxes dated Office for Hides 31 Dec. 1715 on Nathaniel Sturt's petition for leave to purchase said estate; (2) acknowledgment by Thomas Sadler, Deputy Clerk of the Pells, of the payment of 550l. by the said Nathaniel Sturt on the 28th Jan. 1715–16, being issues of divers perquisites in Bishopsgate Street late part of the estate of Joseph Sturt and now paid by the said Nathaniel Sturt for account of the said John Weston; (3) particular of said Joseph Sturt's estate, being six messuages in Bishopsgate Street, London, as found by an inquisition at the Guildhall 1714 May 31.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 186–9.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, to put upon the Half Pay Establishment of Ireland Capt. James Sterling, formerly of the Earl of Donegal's Regiment, from the time his commission was taken away from him: the House of Commons of Ireland (fn. 1) having addressed the Lords Justices in his favour as a deserving object of favour and compassion: which address the Lords Justices have laid before the Treasury Lords in their letter of 8th Dec. last. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 30.
|Feb. 8.||Royal sign manual for 500l. to Dr. Benj[amin] Hoadly as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Feb. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 284. Order Book IX, p. 183.|
Treasury warrant to John Hill, Paymaster for the Transport Service, to pay the 6,574l. 13s. 2d. (directed to be issued to you, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 817) to the masters and owners of the four ships taken up in his Majesty's service at Placentia. Money Book XXIV, p. 371.
Money order for 150l. to Thomas Coke for 1715 Xmas quarter on his salary as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. Order Book IX, p. 184.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth Navy bills for 1,821l. 17s. 5d. to Sir Roger Mostyn, ut supra, p. 88: taking care that he be duly charged therewith in the Navy Treasurer's account. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 130.
Treasury warrant to the Board of Works to cause the lodgings at Hampton Court now or late in the possession of the Master Carpenter to be cleared and put into the possession of Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Prefixing: said Cholmley's petition. By royal warrant of 1715 April 29 I am, by virtue of my employment, to attend the service of the Works and therein the officers of the Works are declared servants in constant attendance. Your Lordships have already been pleased to place me in the Master Carpenter's lodgings in Whitehall. I therefore pray your Lordships' directions to the Principal Officers of the Works to put me in possession thereof the better to enable me to attend the said service. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 75.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to advertise the sale of the extended estate of Joseph Quash, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Devon: persons desiring to purchase being to deliver their proposals before March 5 next. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 185
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland to appoint Charles, Earl of Sunderland, and Henry, Earl of Rochester, to be Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of Ireland: with the fee of 65l. 13s. 4d. per an.: all in place of Arthur, Earl of Anglesea, and Henry, Earl of Rochester, whose patent is hereby revoked. Out Letters (Ireland) X, pp. 27–29.
Royal sign manual for 900l. to Conyers D'Arcy and Francis Negus (Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Horse): as imprest for the extraordinary expenses of the Stables. (Money warrant dated Feb. 11 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 286. Order Book IX, p. 186.
Money warrant for salaries of the officers of the Ordnance Office as follows:
|Thomas Erle, Esq., Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance, for three quarters to 1715 June 24 on his patent fee of 100 marks per an.||50||0||0|
|Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, for 1714 Dec. 2 (the date of his patent) to 1715 June 24 on his patent salary of 40l. per an.||22||10||4¾|
|Michael Richards, Esq., Surveyor General of the Ordnance, “for the same time” on his patent fee of 2s. a day||20||8||0|
|Edward Ashe, Clerk of the Ordnance, for same time on his same||20||8||0|
|Dixie Windsor, Esq., Storekeeper of the Ordnance for one year to 1714 June 24 on his fee or salary of 3s. a day||54||15||0|
|James Craggs, late Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance, for half a year from 1714 Sept. 29 to 1715 Lady day (the day Mr. Frankland was admitted to that office) on his patent fee of 12 pence a day||8||17||0|
|Thomas Frankland, the present Clerk of the Deliveries, for 1715 June 24 quarter on the like fee of 12d. a day||4||11||0|
|Thomas Gardiner, Esq., Keeper of the Stores of small arms: for one year to 1715 June 24 on his fee of 10 pence a day||15||4||2|
|James Pendlebury, Master Gunner of Great Britain: for same time on his fee of 2s. a day||36||10||0|
|(Letter of direction dated March 4 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 373. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 144.|
Money warrant for 575l. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade: for half a year to 1715 Xmas for salaries for his Office.
243l. 0s. 3d. to same for incidents of the said Commission between 1715 June 24 and Dec. 25. (Money orders dated Feb. 16 hereon.)
Appending: account of said incidents. Money Book XXIV, pp. 374–5. Order Book IX, p. 185.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to suffer nine tons of gunpowder belonging to the Czar to be taken out of three ships belonging to the Czar called the Portsmouth, Oxford and Samson to be carried to the powder mills at Maidstone to be dried and reshipped.
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners on the memorial of Monsieur Shack [Bertram, freiherr von Schack], Minister here from the Czar. The said ships had lain nine or ten months in the Hope. By law all foreign gunpowder is prohibited to be imported into this kingdom without a licence from his Majesty. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 314–15.
Same to same to issue moneys in future only to Richard Wyat for the prosecution of owlers, wool exporters and brandy importers in Kent and Sussex, he being recommended as fit to have the sole prosecution thereof loco Henry Baker, deceased, who lately performed that service. Ibid., p. 315.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute White Wickham, gent., as a King's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 316.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Benjamin Purchase, gent., of a house and two small garths in South Church in the parish of St. Andrews de Auckland, Co. Durham, formerly in the tenure of Anthony White, and a house and one garth there in the tenure of Richard Gibson, and a garth therein the tenure of Christopher Middleton, and a tenement and close called Preist Feild there in the tenure of Robert Adamson: all which premises were part of the lands of Robert Hincks attainted of felony and were granted 1686 June 16 to Benjamin Purchas of Great Lawton, Co. Yorks.
Prefixing. particular of the premises and memorandum by Auditor Thomas Jett and ratal by Hugh Cholmley, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 326–8, 362.
Same to same for a lease to John Gibbons of the wood, underwood and wood ground called St. Johns Wood in the parish of Chipping Wycombe, Co. Bucks, containing 75 acres, formerly in the occupation of Robert Raunte and lately in that of Sir Robert Johnson, Kt., which premises were demised 11 March 1691–2 to John Gibbons, gent.
Prefixing: particular of the premises and memorandum and ratal, ut supra.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 328–9, 368.
Same to same for a lease to Nicholas Smith of a piece of ground in the corner of a close lately called the Windmill Fields in the upper end of Ayr Street in the parish of St. James's in the Liberty of Westminster and part of the bailiwick, manor or manors of St. James's in the Fields (which said parish of St. James's was heretofore part of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields), upon which parcel of ground are now standing eight small mean tenements in the tenures of Thomas Redding, Nathan Tilson, — Jackson, Thomas Jones, Peter Burningham, Bartholomew Rogers, — Gustry and Henry Green; and contain 99 feet in front to the walk next Marybone, 88 feet to the north next Brewers Street and 7 feet to the west and 88 feet to the east next Franches Street.
Prefixing: particular of the premises and memorandum and ratal, ut supra.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of this lease. Ibid., pp. 330–2, 351.
Same to same for a lease to Sir John Vanbrugh of all that Gateway leading into the Phœnix Yard lying and being in the Haymarket late in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields and now in the new parish of St. James's within the Liberty of Westminster and the little room used for an Hostry adjoining said Gateway on the north and being under part of the house now in the tenure of Thomas Grounds [sic for Ground]; and also all that messuage or house and great yard with the appurtenances now or late in the occupation of John Harrison and William Harison situate on the west side of the highway commonly called the Haymarket abutting northward to the house, yard and stable of Nicholas Baxter and on the south to the houses, yards and stables of James Axtall and on the west by that 18 foot of ground railed and designed for a highway upon which said several premises is now erected and built a large theatre and other buildings and do contain in the whole 132 feet in front next the Haymarket and in depth 145 feet besides the 8½ feet next the Haymarket formerly railed in: being all part of Pall Mall Field and demised 1662 Sept. 23 to John Harvey and John Coell at the nomination of Henry, Earl of St. Albans: all ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 771. The present lease is to be to the said Vanbrugh, his executors &c. to make the term therein into a building term of 50 years at a rent of 50l. per an. during the additional term and fine of 200l.
Prefixing: particular, memorandum and ratal, ut supra.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 332–5, 357.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Jane Beeston, widow, of the three water corn mills lately purchased of Thomas Beeston in pursuance of an Act of Parliament of 8 Anne [c. 23, for vesting in Trustees certain lands for fortifying Portsmouth &c.], which three mills are all under one roof and adjoin on the north the King's Platform, on the west the sea, on the south the dwelling house of [the said] Jane Beeston and on the east the mill pond and are now in her possession and commonly called Portsmouth Mills within the parish of Portsmouth, Co. Southants.
Prefixing: constat of the premises made out by Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and memorandum and ratal thereof by him.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of this lease. Ibid., pp. 336–7, 357.
Same to same for a lease to John Pulteney of premises, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 762, being a messuage standing against the Royal Palace of St. James's.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor Thomas Jett and Surveyor General's ratal as above. The particular contains the following information additional to that set out in the Surveyor General's report, ubi supra. The premises severally granted to Sir William Pulteney were afterwards 1694 April 3 demised by Wm. and Mary to Edward Darrell, citizen and stationer of London, at the nomination of Sir Thomas Clarges and Henry Guy as from 1693–4 Feb. 14 for 29 years at the rent of 5l.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise. Ibid., pp. 337–9, 351.
Same to same for a lease to Thomas Owen of a piece of ground in Pall Mall 54 feet in front towards Jermyn Street on the north, 146 feet towards Markett Street on the west, 55 feet toward St. James's Market Place on the south; and 11 several small messuages or houses now standing thereon which were in the tenures of Henry Smith, Charles Cremer, Thomas Pickering, Thomas Clarke, Arthur Virgin, George Carter, William Lambert, Robert Riggs, John Watkins, — Stilbeck and — Ayloffe and now are in the tenures of John Story, Robert Burton, Joseph Lipscombe, John Thompson, Thomas Wayte, Isabella Lambert, widow, Thomas Shelley, William Grindall and Joanna Sashfeild.
Prefixing: particular, memorandum and ratal as above.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 340–2, 362.
Same to same for a same to Robert Meggot of a parcel of ground in or near the places called the Round Rundles and Swallow Feild in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields and new parish of St. James's and commonly called Murrells Yard containing 14 small tenements in the tenures of John Mercer, Robert Simons, Catherine Finch, George Swaine, Humphry Jones, Eliz. Hawkes, Mary Ovid, — Monk, James Rotier, — Reaves, Henry Simons, Edward Cock, — Price and Richard Paine, being 42 feet in front next Piccadilly, 138 feet in depth from Piccadilly to Vine Street:
and also the parcel of ground called Angell Yard in the said place and parish and on which is now erected an inn called the Angell Inn and three other tenements and in the tenures of John Briers, — Stather, James Milds and Catherine Hickender and being 75 foot in front next Piccadilly, 134 foot in depth northward and 84 foot in length.
Prefixing: particular, memorandum and ratal as above.
Followed by undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 342–6, 351.
Same to same to Catherine Windham of the passage on the river of Thames called Richmount Ferry in the town of Richmount, alias Richmond, Co. Surrey, between the meadow called Twickenham Mead on the west and the town of Richmond on the south, parcel of the ancient possessions of the Crown and annexed to the Honor of Hampton Court and formerly demised to Sir Joseph Ash, bart., 1661 May 31, and in 1677–8 March 24 to Charles Osborne and John Knight, and lately by patent of 12 Oct. 1689 to Dame Mary Ash, widow of Sir Joseph Ash.
Prefixing. particular, memorandum and ratal as above. Ibid., pp. 346–9.
Same to the Receipt to take in loans on the Land Tax anno 1716 to an amount not exceeding 1,880,000l. at 6 per cent.: including the principal remaining unsatisfied at Feb. 3 inst. of the loans on the Land Tax anno 1713: all as by the Act of 1 Geo. I., Stat. 2, c. 1. Money Book XXIV, p. 372.
Letter of direction for the issue of 700,000l. as follows:
|to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces: for the service thereof: out of loans to be made by himself on the Land Tax anno 1716||400,000|
|to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: for the service thereof: out of like loans to be made by himself||300,000|
|Disposition Book XXIII, p. 131.|
William Lowndes to Henry Smith, Esq. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the rest of the Commissioners for Building Churches have complained that you have neglected to pay several warrants charged on you to the amount of 2,200l., although there be sufficient of the public money in your hands to satisfy the same. My Lords direct you forthwith to pay into the Receipt the balance of your account [as Treasurer of the money for building fifty new churches]. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 43.
Same to the Auditor of Wales to report on the enclosed petition [missing] to the Treasury from the Countess Dowager D'Auverquerque touching her pension of 1,200l. per an. payable out of the revenues of North Wales. Ibid., p. 44.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. It is the King's pleasure that an account be forthwith laid before the House of Commons of the fees taken by the officers of the Exchequer for passing Sheriffs' accounts. My Lords desire you to cause the said account to be forthwith made up and laid before the said House. [See Commons' Journals XVIII, pp. 423, 424.] Ibid., p. 45.
|Feb. 12.||Same to Mr. Merril. Mr. Walpole has directed me, at the desire of Mr. Pulteney, to frame an estimate of the extraordinaries relating to Dunkirk. I have done it as well as I can from the papers in the Treasury Office and enclose it [missing] herewith. But I find by the Queen's commission that the three Commissioners for Inspecting the Demolition had no power but in the absence of Mr. Hill, the Governor. I send you a copy of that commission [for you] to consider whether he and they should be jointly paid for the same time. The article for fire, candle &c. is grounded upon a report made by Mr. Pulteney 1714–15 March 23. I desire you to deliver these papers to Mr. Pulteney [Secretary at War] either to-night or early to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 44.|
Royal sign manual for 400l. to John Smith, gent., as royal bounty. Likewise 500l. to Henry Raynsford, gent., as same. (Money warrants dated Feb. 15 hereon.) (Money orders dated Feb. 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 290. Order Book IX, p. 185.
William Lowndes to the Board of Works. Mr. Darcy and Mr. Negus, Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse, have signified to my Lords the King's pleasure for some repairs forthwith in the Stables, Coach Houses, Granaries and lodging rooms in his Majesty's Mews at St. James's. Please make an estimate thereof. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 44.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Perrin, indebted to the Crown, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 190, praying the liberty of his person, having been four years close prisoner in the Fleet. Reference Book IX, p. 265.
Same to the Surveyor General of Woods of the petition of the Earl of Westmorland praying to be discharged from all prosecutions on an information in Lord Godolphin's time [of being Lord Treasurer] for abuses said to have been committed by him in his bailiwick of Cliff in Rockingham Forest, and for which in Lord Oxford's time [of being Lord Treasurer] he was again prosecuted “as he believes upon some party reasons.” Ibid.
William Lowndes to [Mr. Pulteney] the Secretary at War enclosing a copy [missing] of the late Queen's commission to General Hill, and in his absence to Mr. Clayton, Sir James Abercrombie and Mr. Armstrong, to inspect the demolition of Dunkirk. My Lords desire you to state what is due to the said Hill on an allowance of 3l. a day and what to the said Commissioners on an allowance of 20s. a day each whilst they attended the said service in his absence. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 45.
Same to the [Leather Duties Commissioners] to examine John Haddock for employment in the Leather Duties, for whom application is made to the Treasury Lords.
(The like for Robert Morris.)
(The like for John Muscot to be an officer at Buckingham.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Jett of the petition of Samuel Burton, Receiver of Savoy rents, shewing that his accounts of the said rents for three years ended at Michaelmas 1714 are now before the Auditor ready for declaration; that his profits by poundage for those three years have come to no more than 69l.: therefore praying to be allowed in his said accounts his disbursements amounting to 94l. 2s. 11d. and five guineas more for drawing abstracts of the whole Savoy [Hospital] estates. Reference Book IX, p. 265.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Burgoyne et al., clerks in Mr. [Charles] Godolphin's Office [as a Customs Commissioner], praying some allowance in consideration of their extraordinary pains for the Office of Trade and Plantations. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Anthony Cracherode: as imprest for Crown law charges and expenses. (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 375. Order Book IX, p. 186.
William Lowndes to the Solicitor General. The Treasury Lords have obtained a copy of the petition presented to the House of Commons (fn. 2) by Joseph Quilter and others complaining of great wrongs and oppressions done them by the Auditors of the Imprests in exacting and taking fees for matters as therein, contrary to law. I enclose same [missing]. Please come here on Friday next about 12 o'clock to let my Lords know what method of proceeding ought to be taken thereupon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 45.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against John Parker, late one of the Agents for Prizes at Falmouth.
Prefixing: said Parker's petition. Before my case could be investigated on the reference to Mr. Cracherode I was taken up at his Majesty's suit by Thomas Pearce, who pretends that the 108l. which I am charged with by the Prize Office is due to him and his client Mr. Davis, who was my partner, though it will be made appear that Davis owes the Government near 300l. I was discharged by your Lordships' order and had time given me to make up my accounts to Mr. Cracherode. But he is gone into Lancashire to assist at the trial of the rebels and is not yet returned. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 352–3.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to employ Walter Scott as land[surveyor] and tidesurveyor at Dundee loco John Coultheard, presented Oct. 10 last, but since provided for in England: at 35l. per an. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 463.