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Treasury Warrants: April 1717, 21-30

Pages 273-287

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

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April 1717, 21–30

April 24. Treasury order to the Board of Works to estimate for (a) infra.
Prefixing:
(a) letter dated April 2 inst. from the Duke of Bolton, [Lord Chamberlain of the Household], to the Treasury. It is the King's pleasure that the Fish Larder at Hampton Court be fitted up for a Kitchen, with the rooms over it on the left hand of the staircase for Count Bothmer. Ibid.
The like order for (a) infra.
Prefixing:
(a) like letter dated April 12 from same to same. It is the King's pleasure that a private way be made between the Princess of Wales's and the Young Princesses' apartments at Hampton Court and also for dividing and fitting up the rooms over the Prince's apartment. Ibid.
April 25. Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Treasury Lords desire that the orders lately signed for paying interest on debentures to the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher be satisfied out of the public moneys reserved in the Exchequer and appropriated to that service. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 283.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Le Neve, late Searcher in London port, [being] succeeded [therein] by his son Edward Le Neve, “who the late Treasury hath been pleased to dismiss,” praying (in consideration of his [petitioner's] long and faithful services) that his said son may be restored or given some other employment. Reference Book IX, p. 323.
April 26. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, to pay 200l. per an. to James Craggs, present Secretary at War: as from March 25 last and is for the rent of a house for him to reside in, “there being none in our gift vacant at present”: all by reason that in the reign of Wm. III the Secretary at War was always allowed by the Crown a house for his residence; and it is the King's intention to confer the same favour on the said Craggs “as we did to his predecessor.” King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 245.
Same to same to pay to said Craggs for his said office the allowance of 1,000l. per an.: as from 25 March last: [as salary for himself] out of the poundage of the Forces and over and above the allowance of 1,455l. per an. for [his Office, to wit for] the support of himself and maintenance of his under clerks and clerks: in like manner as was granted to William Pulteney by the royal warrant of 1715–16 Jan. 16. Ibid.
April 26. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, to pay said Craggs the above 1,455l. per an., being 1,000l. for the salary and entertainment of himself and 450l. [sic for 455l.] for the allowance for his under clerks and clerks (over and above the sum of 365l. per an. [for himself] on the Establishment of the Forces): to be paid out of the deduction of 12 pence per pound paid pursuant to the Establishment of the Forces which commences Dec. 25 last and in accordance with the [royal] warrant “at the end of the said Establishment” authorising the making of the said deduction and the application of the remainder thereof for the support of Chelsea Hospital and for the incidents of the Office of Paymaster General of the Forces and for such other uses as the King should think fit. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 246.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Thomas Scott “for our especial service: without account”. (Money warrant dated April 29 hereon.) (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 101. Order Book IX, p. 400. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 286.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,850l. per an. salary to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, as one of the Principal Secretaries of State, as from 12 April inst., the day on which he was made one of the said Secretaries, “which said allowance was formerly payable by the Receiver General and Cashier of our Customs in lieu of the pensions heretofore payable to each of our Secretaries of State in respect of the said offices.” (The privy seal hereon bears date April 30.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 247.
Same to same for a same for a like salary to Joseph Addison as a Secretary of State. (The privy seal hereon bears date April 30.) Ibid.
Same to same for a same for 3,000l. to said Earl of Sunderland: for secret service: without account. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 247. Order Book IX, p. 408.
Same to same for a same for 3,000l. to said Joseph Addison: for secret service: without account. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 247. Order Book IX, p. 408.
Same dormant to Cha. Bodville, Earl of Radnor, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, as Master of the Hawks, 210l. per an. for the wages of 7 gamekeepers at the rate of 30l. per an. each to be nominated and appointed by him and to be residing for preserving the game in the counties of Bucks and Berks, also at Cookham and Bray and at Richmond, Co. Surrey, and at Hampton Court, Co. Middlesex; and a further sum of 70l. per an. for the liveries of the said gamekeepers: they being the allowances paid to said Duke, and his Majesty being pleased to continue same to said Duke who is duly to distribute and apply same to said purposes: as from Lady day 1716. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 248.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay to John, Earl of Rothes, 1,000l.: without account: for his charges and expenses as High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the church to be held in Scotland this summer. (Money warrant dated April 29 hereon.) (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 248. Order Book IX, p. 402. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 286.
April 26. Same to same to give warrant to the Surveyor General of Woods to fell 70 timber trees in Bier [Bere] Forest: to be for the Navy: and are to be delivered into the Yard at Portsmouth as part of the 300 timber trees authorised to be felled annually in New Forest for the service of the Navy, though [the said 70 trees be] not growing in New Forest.
Subscribed by: a Treasury warrant to Edward Young, Esq., Surveyor General of Woods, and to the Navy Commissioner at Portsmouth and to the Master and Assistant Builder there to comply with said royal warrant. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 249–50.
Royal sign manual for 5,000l. to John, Earl of Stair, Ambassador Extraordinary to France: without account “for such uses as we have thought fit to direct him to make for our especial service”. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 3 hereon. This letter states the payment to be as royal bounty for faithful services. This is probably a clerical confusion with the entry under date April 2, supra, p. 218.) Ibid., p. 250. Order Book IX, p. 403. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 286.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 Dec. 22 for 20,000l. to Edward Nicholas, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 211, under dated 1714 Dec. 20. Order Book IX, p. 14.
Money warrant for 531l. to Michael Ayon who, at the request of the Lieutenant Governor and several of the Council of the Island of Antigua, came over hither from thence in 1711 to give evidence for the Crown against several persons concerned in the then late rebellion there and the murther of Col. Park, the Governor: and is to be paid in the proportions following:
£
for his expenses in coming over and returning back 150
for his maintenance from the day of his arrival here to the end of Trinity term 1715 when the trials of the offenders (against whom he was a witness) were over, viz., from 3 May 1711 to 6 July 1715 at 5s. a day 381
£531
Hereof 84l. 15s. 0d. is to be paid out of Civil List revenues accrued since his Majesty's accession (being so much of the said 5s. a day as incurred in the said interval); the remainder is to be paid out of any money applicable to the debts of the late Queen's Civil List. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 3 for 84l. 15s. 0d. hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 289. Order Book IX, p. 401. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 288.
Same for 345l. 7s. 10¾d. to Sir John Fortescue Aland, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, which with 29l. 12s.d. already directed [Feb. 22 last, supra, p. 157] to be issued to him is to complete 375l. for his salary or allowance for Hilary term last as a Baron of the Exchequer. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) (For the letter of direction hereon see infra, p. 293, under date May 3.) Money Book XXV, p. 289. Order Book IX, p. 407.
April 26 Treasury confirmation of the money order of Feb. 27 last for 1,633l. 5s.d. to Samuel Edwyn, ut supra, p. 158. Order Book IX, p. 381.
The like for the warrant of March 22 last for a lease of Brooklands to John Burchett, ut supra, p. 200. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 107.
The like for the warrant of April 10 inst. for a lease to Samuel Lynn of a piece of ground in the Wilderness, ut supra, pp. 252–3.
Ibid., pp. 118–20.
The like for the lease to Stephen Child of a messuage in Richmond Palace ut ibid., p. 253. Ibid., p. 122.
The like for the lease to William Clarkeson of a messuage in Charles Street ut ibid., pp. 253–4. Ibid., p. 128.
The like for the lease to Esther Lampriere of lands in Hoggshorpe, &c., Co. Lincoln, ut ibid., pp. 255–6. Ibid., p. 149.
The like for the lease to Thomas Highmore of houses in Piccadilly ut ibid., p. 256 Ibid., p. 156.
The like for the lease to Hill et al. of lands in Rosedale, Co. York, ut ibid., pp. 257–9. Ibid., p. 181.
April 26
et postea.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General of the Land Tax anno 1717. (The privy seal hereon bears date April 30.)
This entry is followed (1) by the entry of the respective petitions of the nominated Surveyors General for the respective counties, cities and places, in each case proposing their securities, detailed:
(2) by the separate Treasury warrants to the King's Remembrancer to take the said securities in each respective Receiver's case: such warrant being made upon a report from the Taxes Commissioners on the sufficiency of the proposed security in each case:
(3) by the separate Treasury commissions to the said respective Receivers.
all as follows:
Sir William Fazakerly for the county of Middlesex and the cities of London and Westminster: petition and order of reference dated May 2: security warrant in 81,000l. dated May 15: commission dated May 15.
Ambrose Reddall for Co. Beds.: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 10,708l. dated May 25: commission dated May 25.
William Hartley, junr., for Co. Bucks.: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 17,000l. dated 24 May: commission dated May 24.
Robert Lightfoot, junr., for Co. Cambridge: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 12,500l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16. Thomas Gisborn for Co. Derby: petition and warrant dated May 2: securities warrant in 9,000l. dated May 20: commission dated May 20.
Joseph Veale for part of Co. Devon: petition and warrant dated May 2: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 20: viz., for the Hundreds of Stainborough; Coleridge; Cliston; Wonford south, east and west; Axminster west and east; Teignbridge; Haytor; Black Torrington; Sherwell; Hartland; Plympton; Erminton; Roborough north and south; Tavistock; Lifton; the city and county of the City of Exeter.
George Thorne for [other] part of Devon: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated June 30: commission dated June 30 for the Hundreds of Bampton; Tiverton; Halberton; Hayridge; Hemyocke; Crediton; West Budleigh; Axminster; Colyton; East Budleigh; Ottery St. Mary; Shebbear; South and North Winkleigh; North Tawton; Witheridge; South Moulton; Fremington; Branted [Braunton].
Benjamin Derbie for Co. Dorset: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 12,500l. dated May 20: commission dated May 20.
Francis Wyvill for Co. Yorks., Durham and Northumberland; the city and county of the City of York; the town and county of the town of Kingston upon Hull: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 44,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 15 [sic. for 16].
John Wroth for Co. Essex: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 32,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16.
In the margin: Eliz. Wroth, executrix of the said John Wroth: 8 April 1718: [commission to her to act] for the last quarter.
Walter Marshall for Co. Gloucester and the city and county of the City of Gloucester: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warranted in 17,500l. dated May 20: commission dated May 20.
Edward Baugham for Co. Hereford: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 8,000l. dated May 30: commission dated May 30.
Thomas Ashby for Co. Herts. and borough of St. Albans: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 16,000l. dated June 19: commission dated June 19.
William Jeay and William Dowse for Co. Huntingdon: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 6,000l. dated June 5: commission dated June 5.
George Baker for Co. Kent and the city and county of the City of Canterbury: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 32,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
John Owen for Co. Lanes.: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 8,000l. dated May 30: commission dated May 30.
Benja[min] Blundell, junr., for Co. Leicester: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 13,000l. dated June 12: commission dated June 12.
John Cowper for Cos. Northampton and Rutland: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 18,000l. dated May 25: commission dated May 25.
Charles Mackerell for part of Co. Norfolk: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated June 5: commission dated June 5: to wit for the City of Norwich and the Hundreds of Loddon; Clavering; Mitford; Launditch; Eynesford; Earsham; Diss; Depwade; Wayland; Grimshoe; South Greenhoe; Shropham; Guiltcross; and part of Thetford and Henstead.
William Pacy for [other] part of Norfolk: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant dated May 16 in 16,000l.: commission dated May 16: to wit for the Hundreds of Blofield; Brothercross; Clackclose; Erpingham; North and South Forehoe; Freebridge citra Lynn; Freebridge Marshland; Flegg east and west; Greenhoe; No[rth] Gallow; Humbleyard; Holt; Happing; Lynn Regis; Smithdon; Tunstead; Taversham; Walsham and town of Yarmouth.
William Wood for Co. Salop: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 11,000l. dated May 20: commission dated May 20.
James Bayley, junr., for Co. Stafford: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 10,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16.
Edward Hooker for Co. Southampton and Isle of Wight: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 20,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16.
William Lynch and Henry Nash for Co. Suffolk: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 27,500l. dated May 20: commission dated May 20.
John Nuthall for part of Surrey: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16: to wit for the borough of Southwark and Hundreds of Kingston, Elmly Bridge [Elmbridge], East Brixton, West Brixton and Godley.
John [Dee] and Nicholas Dee for Co. Sussex: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 23,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16.
Thomas Newsham, senr., for Warwickshire and the city and county of the City of Coventry: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16.
John Baynes for Co. Westmorland: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 1,500l. dated 6 June: commission dated 6 June.
Henry Flower for part of Co. Wilts.: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 12,000l. dated May 23: commission dated May 23: to wit for Sarum and Marlborough Divisions.
Samuel Burton for Cos. Brecon, Radnor and Montgomery: petition and reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 4,500l. dated May 23: commission dated May 23.
James Phillips for South Wales (the Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan and Pembroke): petition and references dated May 2: securities warrant in 8,000l. dated June 5: commission dated June 5.
Archibald Douglass of Cavers for Scotland (“the respective shires, stewartries, cities and boroughs in that part of Great Britain called Scotland”): petition and order of reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 18,000l. dated June 5: commission dated June 5.
Langley Banks for part of Co. Lincoln: petition and order of reference dated May 2: securities warrant in 27,000l. dated May 23: to wit for the county of Lincoln and the city and county of the City of Lincoln and the Baile and Close of the said City. In the margin: ditto for the whole county 21 May 1717.
John Bury for Co. Notts: petition and reference dated May 7: securities warrant in 10,000l. dated May 20: commission dated May 20.
Edward Parsons for the palaces of Whitehall and St. James's with the Verges thereof: petition and reference dated May 9: securities warrant in 12,000l. dated June 19: commission dated June 19.
John Shermer for Co. Berks.: petition and reference dated May 13: securities warrant in 12,000l. and 4,000l. making 16,000l. in all dated May 22: commission dated May 22.
Charles Highmore for Co. Cumberland: petition and reference dated May 13: securities warrant in 2,000l. dated June 6: commission dated June 6.
John Sparry for Co. Worcester: petition and reference dated May 13: securities warrant in 12,000l. dated May 30: commission dated May 30.
William Cobbe for Co. Cheshire: petition and reference dated May 21: securities warrant in 10,500l. dated June 5: commission dated June 5.
Francis Manaton for Co. Cornwall: petition and reference dated June 5: securities warrant in 12,000l. dated June 12: commission dated June 12.
John Bowdidge, Esq., for Co. Somerset: petition and reference dated June 5: no further entries appear.
Richard Lanham for part of Co. Wilts.: petition and reference dated June 7: securities warrant for 9,000l. dated June 12: commission dated June 12: to wit for the Devizes, Chippenham, Warminster and Trowbridge.
James Baker, Esq., for Co. Somerset: petition and reference dated June 8: no further proceedings.
Thomas Clifford for Co. Monmouth: petition and reference dated June 21: securities warrant in 5,000l. dated June 30: commission dated June 30.
John Conway, Esq., for Cos. Denbigh and Flint: petition and reference dated June 26: securities warrant in 4,000l. dated July 31: commission dated July 31.
Gerrard Croker for the county and the City and University of Oxford: petition and reference dated June 27: securities warrant in 14,500l. dated July 4: commission dated July 4.
John Rodbard, gent., for Co. Somerset and the city and county of the City of Bristol: petition and reference dated July 4: securities warrant in 26,000l. dated July 17: commission dated July 17.
Richard Comes [? Coniers], gent., for Co. Somerset: petition and reference dated July 4: no further proceedings.
William Theed for part of Co. Surrey: petition and reference dated July 5: securities warrant in 10,500l. dated July 18: commission dated July 18: to wit for the Hundreds or Divisions of Wotton, Reigate, Tandridge, Wallington, Copthorne, Woking, Blackheath, Godalming, Guildford town, Farnham.
John Penney for Co. Somerset: petition and reference dated July 12: no further proceedings. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 245–8, 249–50, 250–2.
April 27. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,706l. 10s. 0d. to William, Lord Cadogan: without account: in satisfaction of his disbursements “for our service and by our directions”, as Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces.
Appending said account dated 1 April 1717 of several sums expended by said Lord Cadogan, Ambassador as above, over and above the usual extraordinary allowances:
£ s. d.
to Monsieur Walters as by his bill and account 300 0 0
for two journeys from Antwerp to London and eight journeys from Antwerp to the Hague during the negotiation of the Barrier Treaty and for charge of expresses 500 0 0
to several persons employed by his Majesty's order to give intelligence of the Pretender's motions some time before he left Lorraine and to defray the charges of Capt. Williamson who went express to London with the first advice of the Pretender's being privately gone from Comerey [Commercy], and of Col. Husk sent to Paris to give notice of it to my Lord Stair; as likewise to several persons employed in the ports of Holland and Zeland to hinder Scotch and Irish Officers from getting from thence into Scotland 600 0 0
to Monsieur Phessent sent by his Majesty's order to Lorraine 228 0 0
to a messenger upon account for his journey from Hanover to the Hague 11 0 0
paid by his Majesty's order to a Dutch skipper at Rotterdam in consideration of the damages his ship received by the Carolina yacht falling foul of her in the night 20 0 0
paid to General Murray, which he disbursed for secret correspondence 17 10 0
given by his Majesty's order to the Captains of the yachts belonging to the States of the Provinces of Holland and Utrecht who brought his Majesty and those who attended him from Utrecht to Flaerden and from thence to Helvoetsluis 30 0 0
£1,706 10 0
(Money order dated May 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 251. Order Book IX, p. 403. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 286.
April 27. Treasury confirmation of the money order of 1716 Nov. 6 last for 50l. to William Mathew, Governor of St. Christopher, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 533. Order Book IX, p. 345.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Excise Commissioners to divide and pay as follows the 3,000l. per an. pension lately payable to George, Duke of Northumberland, deceased, viz., 1,000l. per an. to Mary, Duchess of Northumberland, wife of the said late Duke, and her assigns during life; 1,000l. per an. to Charles, Duke of Cleveland and Southampton and the heirs males of his body; 1,000l. per an. to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and the heirs males of his body: commencing from the quarter day next preceding the death of the said Duke of Northumberland.
Appending: (1) report dated 18 April inst. from Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, and Sir William Thomson, Solicitor General, on a memorial for a new dormant warrant as above. The report recites the terms of the original grant by Charles II dated 22 Oct. 1674; and of an indenture by the said Duke of Northumberland dated 10 March 1714–15 appointing 1,000l. per an. to his wife after his death; and also his will dated 12 March 1714–15; and a writing dated 6 April inst. by which the said Duke of Grafton and the said Duke of Cleveland consent to the said 1,000l. per an. to the said widowed Duchess.
(2) the said writing by the said Dukes of Cleveland and Grafton. Money Book XXV, pp. 290–91b.
April 27. Money warrant for 38l. 1s.d. to Sir John Fortescue Aland, for so much as is grown due to him from 1714–15 Jan. 5 to Dec. 31 following (being the day he was appointed Solicitor General) on his salary of 40l. per an. as a Counsellor at Law to which he was constituted and appointed on the said 5th Jan. (This warrant supersedes that of 1716–17 March 9, supra, p. 182.) (For the letter of direction hereon see infra, p. 293, under date May 3.) Ibid., p. 292.
Same for 121l. 18s.d. to same, as late Solicitor General, to wit for the period 1715 Dec. 21 (the date of his patent of appointment as Solicitor General) to 8 Feb. 1716–17 (when he was succeeded therein by Sir William Thompson, Kt.) on the usual allowance of 100 guineas a year for his service and attendance on the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations and in making reports on the several matters referred by the said Commissioners;
and 12l. 3s. 10¼d. to his clerk for the said work for said time on the usual fee of 10 guineas per an. allowed to the clerk of the Solicitor General for that service. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.) (For the letter of direction hereon see infra under date May 3.) Ibid., p. 292. Order Book IX, p. 407.
R. Powys (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Secretary the Earl of Sunderland concerning a Dutch vessel called the Concord and her lading which was taken by the Swedes and re-taken by Capt. Willis, Commander of his Majesty's ship Deal Castle. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 183.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office in Scotland for 1717 Lady day quarter: total 212l. 6s. 11d. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 73.
Same of the salary bill, detailed, of said Office for said quarter: total 1,935l. 16s.d. Ibid., pp. 74–5.
Same of the salary bill of the Malt office in Scotland for 1716 June 24 quarter: total 7l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 76.
April 28. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Knowles of two several messuages with the yards or backsides thereto standing upon Pall Mall Field alias St. James's Field in or near a certain place or street there called Market Street on the west side thereof, between the said street and certain stables erected in a stable yard there and abutting north on the messuage and ground of Mary Fillail and south on the messuage and ground of Joseph Beale; the herein premises containing 36 ft. in front towards Market Street and 70 in depth, and are now in the several tenures of Arthur Virgin and Richard Walkadine;
and also a messuage with the yard or backside thereto, in the said Field and in or near a certain place there called St. James's Market Place and on the north side thereof, to wit between the said Market Place on the south and a slaughter house now in the possession of — Hutchinson, and abutting east on a messuage and ground of Thomas Hull and west on a messuage and ground of Henry Smith; the said premises containing 18 feet in front and 72 in depth and is now in the tenure of John Knowles.
and also a parcel of ground in the said Field fronting or abutting east on a street there called Bury Street and west next a private way or passage there, and north on the ground or buildings of Mr. John Hales, and south on the ground or buildings of Mrs. — Gisburne; the said premises containing 16 feet by 55 feet and the messuage, tenement and other buildings thereon and now in the tenure of Mrs. — Stacy;
and also the messuage or house with the yard or backside thereto on the said Field in a certain street there called Jermyn Street, on the south side thereof, lying between the said street and the ground or buildings of — Belton on the south, and abuting east on the messuage of — Davis, and west on a messuage or house now or late in the possession of Sir George Rooke; the said premises containing 18 feet by 39 feet and now in the tenure of Mary Fyson her undertenents or assigns.
and also a messuage or tenement with the yard or garden behind the same, in or near the said Jermyn Street on the north side thereof and abutting east and north on the messuage of Thomas Thetcher, and west on the messuage of — Ludbee, joiner; the said premises containing 20 feet by 109 and now or late in the tenure of Capt. John Gelley.
and also the messuage or tenement and yard or garden behind the same in the said Field, and in or near a street called Piccadilly Street, on the south side thereof and abutting south and east on the messuage of — House, widow, west on the messuage of John Parker; the said premises containing 19 feet by 45 feet and now or late in the tenure of John Ryley.
The present lease is to be for 26 years from Michaelmas 1740 at a rent of 18l. 7s. 6d. per an. for the additional term and a rent of 6l. per an. on each house until the said additional rent becomes payable; and fine of 95l.
Prefixing:
(1) particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor Thomas Jett.
(2) ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
(3) undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 187–92.
April 28. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Peter Gavell of 8 several messuages, tenements or houses standing together on part of the ground called the Round Rundles and Swallow Field, 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; one of them being a corner house now or late in the possession of Thomas Ayris, fronting towards Glasshouse Street north and Great Swallow Street west; and the other several houses now are or late were in the several tenures of Mr. Eves, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Barefoot, Mr. Worsley, Mr. Pritchard and Ralph Kentish, all of them fronting towards Great Swallow Street, the corner house containing 34 feet in front towards Glasshouse Street, and all the eight houses (including the gateway at the south end thereof) containing 182 feet in front towards the said street.
and also all the stable yard, also parcel of the Round Rundles and Swallow Field aforesaid, called Baxter's Stable Yard or the Black Bull Yard, in or near the two streets called Great Swallow Street and Vine Street, being partly behind the said seven messuages and bounded south by the ground and buildings heretofore of Mrs. Haynes and now of Peter Gavell, and north by the ground or buildings of Mr. Fynch and Mr. Burrell; the said premises containing 48 feet by 147 feet and now are or late were in the tenure of John Lanyon and Robert Billings.
and also the piece of ground, part of the said Round Rundles and Swallow Field and in or near Great Swallow Street and Vine Street, fronting west towards Great Swallow Street and east towards Vine Street, and bounded north by the ground of Peter Gavell, and south by the ground of — Davis; which said premises contain 60 feet on each front and 141 depth.
and also a parcel of ground also part of the said Round Rundles and Swallow Field, fronting Little Swallow Street on the south and Vine Street on the east, and bounded west by the ground of Mr. Morgan, and north by the preceding item as above; which said premises contain 40 feet fronting Swallow Street and 101 feet in depth: the said last two pieces of ground being in the tenure of — Haynes, widow.
and also that piece of ground in part of Swallow Field fronting west towards Swallow Street and east towards Vine Street, and bounded north by the ground of Mr. Baxter and of Mary Haynes widow (now in the possession of — Wheeler), and of Mary Loveday; which said premises contain 40 feet by 138 feet.
and also two several messuages or tenements and a backhouse standing on the said piece or parcel of ground last mentioned, and fronting towards Swallow Street and are in the tenures of Peter Gavell and Henry West: and the said Backhouse [Bakehouse] lieth next to Vine Street and now is or late was in the possession of Mary Haynes, together with all ways, easements, &c., “which said several messuages or tenements and premises are scituate, lying and being upon a certain close or piece of ground called Swallow Field, together with a parcel of ground called the Round Rundles, thereto adjoining eastwards, extending from the south end of Ayre Street westwards along the Great Roadway to a certain late erected house now or late in the possession of one — Chipp, and from thence northward along the side of the ground heretofore called the Conduit Field to the end thereof in a right line to the Backway leading behind the said field called Swallow Feild and Conduit Field, and from thence along that Backway eastward to the north end of Ayr Street aforesaid and from thence down the said Ayr Street to the Great Road aforesaid, all or a great part thereof now likewise built upon.”
The present lease is to be for 33 years from Lady day 1734 at a rent of 16l. 10s. 0d. per an. during the said additional term and fine of 88l. and rent of 6l. per an. on each of the tenements from date of the lease until the additional rent becomes payable.
Prefixing: (1) particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor Thomas Jett.
(2) ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
(3) undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 195–200.
April 29 Treasury warrant to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to take care that the several Treasurers and Paymasters [of Departments as follows] be surcharged or do surcharge themselves and their respective accounts with the interest accrued on tallies and orders of loan to a total of 227,661l. 16s.d., as follows, to wit from the dates of the said tallies: all by reason that the said sum of 227,661l. 16s.d. was issued at the Exchequer to the several Treasurers and Paymasters as follows on credit of the Vote of the House of Commons dated 5 March 1716–17 for any sum not exceeding 600,000l., to wit:
£ s. d.
to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, 11 May 1716–17 100,000 0 0
John Aislabie, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy, 11 March 1716–17 100,000 0 0
Harry Mordaunt, Esq., Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, 12 March 1716–17 27,661 16
£227,661 16
which tallies were struck (and the orders thereupon were drawn) in the names of other persons than the said Treasurers and Paymasters as by the endorsement “hereupon” [sic for thereupon] appears, though they were meant and intended to be and remain as a Supply in the hands of the said Treasurers and Paymasters for the services of their respective Offices, as if the loans had been made in their own names; and the said Treasurers and Paymasters are to be severally charged with the interest accruing on the said loans from the dates of the said tallies to the time or times it shall appear that they were severally ordered to dispose thereof [by sale or discount to the public or in the market].
Appending: schedule of said issues as above:
11 March 1716 issued to the Earl of Lincoln as Paymaster General of the Forces, by loans made the said day in the names of the several persons following: viz.
£
Sir Robert Furnese 20,000
Moses Beranger, Esq. 40,000
Joseph Norcott, gent. 10,000
George Middle ton, gent. 10,000
James Ruck, gent. 10,000
Moses Hart, gent. 5,000
John Parsons, gent. 5,000
£100,000
11 March 1716 issued to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy, by loans made on the said day in the names of the several persons following: viz.
£
Robert Knight, Esq. 10,000
James Colebrooke, gent. 15,000
Jacob Sawbridge, Esq. 30,000
John Page, gent. 5,000
Thomas Weddell, Esq. 15,000
Mathew Wymondesold, gent. 10,000
George Caswell, Esq. 10,000
John Gore, Esq. 5,000
£100,000
12 March 1716–17 issued to Harry Mordaunt as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance, by loans made on this day in the names of the several persons following: viz.
£ s. d.
Edward Gibbon, Esq. 10,000 0 0
Thomas Sandford, gent. 10,000 0 0
Edward Short, gent. 7,661 16 1½
£27,661 16
Money Book XXV, pp. 293–4.
April 29. Money warrant for 2,500l. to Antho[ny] Cracherode, Esq.: an imprest towards his charges and expenses in prosecuting and defending law suits and other affairs relating to his Majesty's service. (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 294. Order Book IX, p. 404. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 286.
Money order for 50l. to William Mathew, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of the Island of St. Christopher: for one quarter due April 26 inst. on his allowance.
50l. to Edward Byam for one quarter due April 28 on same as Lieutenant Governor of Antigua. Order Book IX, p. 345.
Treasury confirmation of the money order of March 11 last for 150l. to Thomas Onslow as under date March 7, supra, p. 177. Ibid., p. 376.
Same of a money order of March 30 last for 1,783l. to Sir James Abercrombie, ut supra, p. 184. Ibid., p. 384.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply as follows the sum of 7,000l. out of the 100,000l. lately issued to you at the Exchequer in tallies and orders on the vote of Credit of March 5 last: to wit to the payment of wages to turned over men; according to your memorial of the 24th inst. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 285.
C. Stanhope to Mr. Tilson. The Treasury Lords desire that the enclosed advertisement [missing] may be inserted in the Gazette of to-morrow. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 184.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Woodcock, Esq., late Receiver General of the fourth 4s. aid anno 1696 and of the aids annis 1697–9 for Co. Leicester, praying payment of 410l. for his extraordinary charges in returning 122,401l. 18s.d. to the Exchequer by strong guards. Reference Book IX, p. 323.
April 29. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Anthony Nott for extension of lease of some houses in the bailiwick of St. James's, they being very old and want to be rebuilt. Ibid., p. 326.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland to employ Colin Alison as their billman at 30l. per an. from Lady day last: to be paid by quarters out of respectively the new Duties of Excise, the first Duty on hides, &c., the Duties on Candles, the Duty on gilt and silver wire, &c.
Prefixing: representation by said Commissioners to the Treasury. The number of the bills of exchange sent up to the [our] Office of [by] our Collectors is very much increased by the several new Duties under our management; and the carrying them out for acceptance and for receiving payment for such of them as are not drawn payable at our Office proves a very great hindrance to the clerks in attending on their further business, [the office] having had no billman hitherto. We have therefore found it necessary to appoint Allison our billman. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 76.
April 30. Royal warrant dormant dated St. James's to William Clayton to establish and pay a pension of 400l. per an. to Charles Douglas during pleasure: as from 1716 Sept. 29. King's Warrant Book XX VIII, p. 254.
Same to same to establish and pay a pension of 150l. per an. to Gabriel Dumont, baron de Blaignac: during pleasure: as from 1717 Lady day. Ibid.
Same to John How, Esq., late Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and other the Land Forces, to pay to the Officers of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons 291l. 17s. 4d. in addition to their clearing from 25 Aug. 1712 to 23 June 1713; being to supply the difference between 7d. a day and 6d. a day for a deduction out of the pay of each serjeant, corporal, drum, hautboy and dragoon of the said regiment as being unmounted within that time; it appearing by a report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts that the said Officers were charged on the said clearings with a deduction of 7d. per diem from each man, whereas according to the Regulation by which they accounted with such their men for their pay there remained only a deduction of 6d. a day from each man as being unmounted and that it is reasonable to allow the difference of 1d. a day for each dismounted man.
Appending: said report dated Comptrollers' Office March 5 last to the Treasury Lords in reply to the order of reference of Jan 14 last supra, p. 100, on the memorial of the Field Officers and Captains of the Royal Dragoons; said memorial setting forth that after they were taken prisoners at Brihuega their men had but 6d. a day deducted as unmounted according to a Regulation from the Pay Office sent to Col. Nevill into Spain; and after their landing in England in Jan. 1712–13 they were still paid according to the same Regulation, but on adjusting their clearings from 25 Aug. 1712 to 23 June 1713 the Pay Office deducted 7d. a day. Hereon the Comptrollers report that the facts are true and that the inconveniences the Officers lie under arise from want of due notice being taken of the time when the Regiment came on the Establishment of Guards and Garrisons, viz., in Jan. 1712–13. Ibid., pp. 253–4.
April 30. Money warrant for 80l. 16s. 5d. to Paul Methuen for 295 days 1716 June 21 to 1717 April 12 on his patent fee or salary of 100l. per an. as late one of the Secretaries of State, he having delivered up the seals of his office as such on the 12th April inst. (Letter of direction dated May 11 hereon.)
91l. 4s.d. to same for 18 days 1717 March 25 (the day he was last paid) to April 12 inst. as above on his allowance or salary of 1,850l. per an. as by his privy seal of 1716 July 20. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 295. Order Book IX, p. 405. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 288.
Same for 106l. 8s. 9d. to James Stanhope, late one of the Secretaries of State, for March 25 last to April 15 inst. when he delivered up the seals of his said office. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.)
54l. 4s. 11d. for 198 days 1716 Sept. 29 to 1717 April 15 on his patent fee or salary of 100l. per an. as such. (Letter of direction dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 296. Order Book IX, p. 405. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 288.
Treasury confirmation of a money order dated 1715 May 27 for 444l. 17s. 1d. to Matthew Prior, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 514. Order Book IX, p. 402.
Treasury warrant to Henry Harcourt, Comptroller of the Classis Lottery of 2,000,000l. anno 1711 and to John Dutton Colt, Paymaster of the said Lottery, to pay the interest on a lost annuity order No. 1269 for 115l. in the name of Mrs. Anne Sherard in the second Classis of the Lottery anno 1711, and assigned to Mary Andrews. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday morning next with a list of the present Receivers General of Land Tax and House Duties, certifying the payments they have severally made into the Exchequer and distinguishing what sums remain in their hands respectively and what stands out [uncollected] in the several Counties whereof they are Receivers. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 184.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Woods of the petition of Lord Mark Kerr, Keeper of Bramble Hill Lodge in New Forest, representing that the said lodge with its outhouse are very much grown to decay and unfit for the service of the forest; therefore praying that same may be repaired to make it habitable. Reference Book IX, p. 323.
Treasury warrant to Lord Masham, King's Remembrancer, to take the security, detailed, of James Dixon, for his office of Collector and Receiver of revenues arising to his Majesty within the Province of New York, viz.:
£
James Dixon himself in 800
John Boughton in 600
William Elliot in 600
£2,000
Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 157.