Treasury Warrants: January 1717, 21-25

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 31, 1717. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.

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January 1717, 21–25

Jan. 21. William Lowndes to same to use all civility and despatch in passing the goods of Madam Kielmansegg, who is arrived with his Majesty from Hanover. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 155.
Same to Mr. Burchet [Secretary to the Admiralty] enclosing the Customs Commissioners' letter [missing] which informs my Lords that the Collector of Jamaica has lately sent home in specie in his Majesty's ship Bedford, Capt. Liell, Commander, five bags of pieces of Eight containing 1,851 ounces 2 pennyweight on the King's account, consigned to the Receiver General of Customs, but the said Captain refuses to deliver same unless he is paid freight for same. My Lords desire the Admiralty Lords to order delivery forthwith, it being my Lords' opinion that nothing can with any reason be demanded by any officers of his Majesty's ships for bringing home any money belonging to his Majesty. Ibid., p. 158.
Jan. 21. Treasury reference of the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Betagh praying remission of the Crown's moiety of 230l. obtained against him in Trinity term 1715 for running goods in Ireland. Reference Book IX, p. 307.
Jan. 22. Same to Auditor Jett of the petition of John Tilley, one of the Hospital men [almsmen] of Glastonbury, praying that he, having constantly read prayers four times a week to the rest of the Hospital, may be paid 5l. for that service by the hands of the Receiver there. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Finch of Manchester and Ralph Peacock of Hull, merchants, shewing that Finch employed Peacock to enter at Hull a fat of spruce yarn from Amsterdam to be sent to Manchester, but the Customs Surveyor thinks that it is not spruce yarn but cotton, and the other officers that it is inkle unwrought, and same is seized and appraised as unwrought inkle in order to its condemnation: therefore pray a warrant to the Attorney General to non pros the information. Ibid., p. 308.
Same to the Postmaster General of the petition of John Short, a messenger in the General Post Office for carrying letters to public offices, praying to be relieved from a debt charged upon him in the Post Office of 52l. 4s. 0d. for letters delivered in 1701 under cover and direction to the then Commissioners for Sick and Wounded Seamen. Ibid.
Jan. 23. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Richard Ferrier as a King's waiter, London port.
52l. per an. to Thomas Gee as a same. Money Book XXV, p. 4.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out a [Navy] bill in the method of your Office on the present Treasurer of the Navy for paying to Sir William Fazakerly, Lancelot Burton, Samuel Edwards and John Grainger the sum of 520l. 16s. 8d. for their labours in executing the Treasury commission for taking in the 500,000l. loans which in 1713 was borrowed [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books Vol. XXVII, pp. 303, 346] upon a deposit of South Sea Stock for the then pressing service of the Navy, viz. [labours] in taking the subscriptions for the said loan and receiving and paying the same to the then Treasurer of the Navy: Auditor Harley having reported 1715 Sept. 12, on their petition, that the said service was well and carefully performed by them and deserved the abovesaid sum and that the same be paid by the Navy Treasurer as an incident charge relating to the service of the Navy. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 254.
Letter of direction for 100l. to Edward Nicholas on the unsatisfied order in his name for sundry debts of the late Queen Anne: to be issued out of the said late Queen's Civil List revenue arrears: and is intended to be paid over to Charles Seymour, Esq., for 1714 June 24 quarter on her Majesty's bounty of 400l. per an. payable to him by said Nicholas. Ibid., p. 256.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cracherode. It is the opinion of the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] that the persons now in possession of a little house at the first gate in his Majesty's private road to Fulham have no title thereto and ought to be ejected. My Lords direct you to pursue all legal methods for ejecting them and recovering the same for the Crown. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 158.
Jan. 23. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Hawes praying an additional allowance of 200l. per an. for clerks. Reference Book IX, p. 308.
Treasury commission to Edward Bavand to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses (an additional office in pursuance of a representation from the Taxes Commissioners of the 8th inst.). (Treasury warrant dormant dated Jan. 23 to the Receiver General of said Duties to pay said Bavand 50l. per an. salary as from date hereof.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 189, 190.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Customs in Scotland for 1716 Xmas quarter: total 3,621l. 16s. 3d. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 12.
Jan. 24. Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for paying 1,84l. 0s. 8d. to Anthony Cracherode, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, to pay and satisfy the bill of charges of the fifth Subscription to the South Sea Company Corporation, as also sundry other charges still remaining unsatisfied relating to the first, second, third and fourth Subscriptions which were not included in the two accounts laid before the Lord Treasurer [Oxford] amounting to 2,192 l. 8s. 7d. and 1,672l. 15s. 3d., which sums the Company received the 13th Aug. [1712] and 20 Sept. 1712.
Prefixing: bill of particulars of said charges dated South Sea House 10 Jan., 1714–15. Money Book XXV, pp. 193–4.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords direct you to defer changing the location of the Custom House at Portsmouth till they speak with you thereupon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 157.
Treasury warrant to same to deliver to the Muscovia Company 22 casks of bristles on condition as follows.
Prefixing: report dated Jan. 15 inst. from said Commissioners on the memorial of said Company setting forth that among the several goods of the growth of Muscovia hogs' bristles are imported from thence in return for woollen manufactures; that they are valued in the Book of Rates under the different denominations of ‘dressed’ and ‘undressed’ on which there hath been continual disputes between the merchants and the Customs officer whether the bristles or any part of them are dressed, and the merchant hath been obliged to submit to the decision of the Surveyors, having no other relief without standing a trial and the hazard of loosing his goods on pretence of forfeiture; that there are now 22 casks of those bristles imported by a member of the Company on which the same dispute arises. The Company therefore pray that direction may be given for a trial at law by consent to determine what are dressed or undressed bristles, which may be the rule for future trade. Hereon the Commissioners report agreeing to the proposal. Before delivery of the above goods the merchant shall deposit the Duty of dressed bristles to abide the verdict. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 420.
Jan. 24. Treasury reference to Edmund Williamson, Esq., late one of the Commissioners for stating the debts of King William, of the petition of Charles Lowndes shewing that he was employed as a clerk under the Commissioners for stating the debts of King William and continued as such from 8 June 1708 to 2 Nov. 1709 at a salary of 60l. per an., but never received any more than 30l. for half a year of the said time: therefore praying payment of the remainder due. Reference Book IX, p. 308.
Same to same of the petition of John Nixon, another clerk employed under the said Commissioners at 80l. per an.; praying payment of the 1½ years' salary due to him at Midsummer 1710. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Mungo Graham, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs in Scotland, to pay to Charles Godolphin (who keeps a Register for all trading ships in Great Britain) the salary of 50l. per an. as from 1715 June 24 for a clerk employed under him with reference to Scotland: the Treasury warrant of 1715 July 4 having ordered same to be paid to him by the Customs Cashier, England, out of Customs money sent to him from the Customs Cashier at Edinburgh and the same has been so paid to 24 June 1715 and no further; and the present Treasury Lords thinking it reasonable that the said allowance shall be paid immediately by the Customs Cashier of Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 22.
Jan. 25. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay to Officers as follows out of Military Contingencies moneys; as in lieu of pay according to the posts enjoyed by them at the time of the Union between England and Scotland, which posts being supernumerary, were not thought fit to be continued on the Establishment of Great Britain: viz.
£ s. d.
Col. George Somerville for his pay as Adjutant General from 30 Sept. 1715 to 24 Dec. 1716, being 452 days at 5s. [sic for 8s.] a day 180 16 0
Col. Geo. Dowglass on his allowance of 10s. a day: for the same time 226 0 0
Sir William Gordon as second Major to the late Lieut. General Maitland's Regiment: at 5s. a day: for the same time 113 0 0
Sir William Hope for his allowance of 14s. 3d. a day: for the same time 322 1 0
Capt. William Lockart as Intendant of Invalids: for same time: at 10s. a day 226 0 0
William Stewart as Physician General: for same time: at 5s. 6d. a day 124 6 0
Geo. Preston as Surgeon Major: for himself and mate: at 8s. a day: for same time 180 16 0
£1,372 19 0
King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 202.
Same to same to pay to the abovesaid Officers the further sums respectively of 136l. Somerville, 170l. Dowglass, 85l. Gordon, 242l. 5s. 0d. Hope, 170l. Lockart, 93l. 10s. 0d. Stewart, and 136l. Preston, being for the period 25 Oct. 1714 to 29 Sept. 1715, being 340 days on their respective allowances as above: making in all 1,032l. 15s. 0d. [By a clerical error the allowance to Col. Somerville is given as 8d. a day instead of 8s. a day.] King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 203.
Jan. 25. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay the abovesaid Officers the further sums respectively of 560l. 16s. 0d. Somerville, 701l. Dowglass, 350l. 10s. 0d. Gordon, 998l. 18s. 6d. Hope, 701l. Lockart, 385l. 11s. 0d. Steuart, 560l. 16s. 0d. Preston, being for 1,403 days 23 Dec. 1710 to 24 Oct. 1714 on their respective allowances as above.
411l. to Adam Smith, Clerk of the Courts Martials, for 1,096 days at 7s. 6d. a day from 23 Dec. 1710 to 23 Dec. 1713, when he was placed on the Establishment of Guards and Garrisons.
1,662l. to the administrators of David [sic for John, late Earl of Crawford, for his pay as Brigadier General from 23 Dec. 1710 to 4 Jan. 1713–14, the day of his death: being 1,108 days at 1l. 10s. 0d. a day.
141l. to the administrators of David Campbell as Solicitor to the Fourth Troop of Guards, from 23 Dec. 1710 to 27 Nov. 1712, being the day of his death: being 705 days at 5s. a day.
making a total of 6,472l. 11s. 6d.
, pp. 203–4.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salaries of 12l. per an. [each] to the five Undersearchers of London port, viz., Robert Burton, William Congreve, Charles Hebblethwaite, Robert Jennings and [jointly for the place of fifth undersearcher] Anthony Meek and William Sloan. Money Book XXV, p. 4.
H. Walpole to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] relating to the Duty of some wine brought over by Monsieur Van Borsseles, Envoy from Holland. You are to show him the like favour as is generally done to other ministers on their [first] coming hither. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 158.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Floyd, Esq., late Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint, shewing that he has paid into the Exchequer 36,451l. 16s. 1d. on the Land Tax anno 1708 and 2,063l. 6s. 4d. on Marriages, &c., from Lady day 1704 to 1 Aug. 1706 and hath cleared his accompts for the same: therefore praying the usual allowance of 3d. per pound for returning the said sums to the Exchequer. Reference Book IX, p. 308.
Same to the Board of Works of the petition of Robert Webb shewing that 62l. 3s. 6d. is due to him from Oct. 1711 to the late Queen's death for his service as Keeper of the Stool to the House of Lords and praying that same may be paid out of the money lately issued to the Office of Works. Ibid., p. 311.
Treasury letters patent constituting Richard Watts to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco William Draycott, whose commission is hereby revoked. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of said Taxes for Co. Leicester to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Watts as from date hereof.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 214–15, 218.