Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 31, 1717. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.
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July 1717, 26–31
|July 26.||Royal sign manual for 620l. to William, Lord Cadogan, Master of the Robes: as imprest and upon account for his own salary and all salaries whatsoever to any other officers of the Robes: to wit for 1717 Lady day quarter. (Money warrant dated July 27 hereon.) (Money order dated July 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 31 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 399. Order Book IX, p. 435. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 2.|
Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: without account: out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated July 29 hereon.) (Money order dated July 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 31 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 399. Order Book IX, p. 444. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 2.
Royal warrant to William Clayton to establish and pay the respective annuities or yearly pensions as follows: during pleasure: viz.
1,000l. per an. to Thomas, Earl of Westmorland, as from Xmas 1716.
1,000l. per an. to George, Lord Abergavenny, as from same date.
1,000l. per an. to Henry, Earl of Berkshire, as from 1717 June 24.
1,000l. per an. to Henry, Lord Teynham, as from same date.
600l. per an. to Frederick, Earl of Rochford, as from same date.
500l. per an. to Washington Shirley, commonly called Lord Tamworth, son and heir of Robert, Earl Ferrers, as from 1716 June 24.
King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 400–1.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to revoke John Mercer's patent dated 2 Oct. 1716 as Chief Clerk of the Works: same to be hereby void from the date of the herein privy seal. Ibid., p. 404.
Same to same for a privy seal to revoke certain of the pensions as follows which were granted by the privy seal of 22 Jan. 1714–15, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, pp. 346–7: the King of his own wise motion being pleased “to cease and determine the payment of such of the said yearly pensions or allowances as are hereunder particularly specified: and to hereby signify and declare that our pleasure is determined as to the said yearly pensions or allowances or the making of any further or other payments thereupon than in manner hereunder mentioned: this is to say no further payments from date hereof are to be made to the following:
to Alexander, Earl of Caithness, on his 200l. per an.
to Alexander, Earl of Hume, on his 200l. per an. to Alexander, Earl of Kincardine, on his 200l. per an.
to James, Earl of Hyndford, on his 300l. per an.
to John, Earl of Cromartie, on his 200l. per an. to John, Lord Grey, on his 100l. per an.
to Robert, Lord Rollo, on his 200l. per an.
to George, Lord Fraser, on his 100l.
and we are graciously pleased for good causes and considerations as hereunto moving to authorise and appoint that the several and respective annuities, yearly pensions or allowances” as follow be paid as from June 24 last: during pleasure:
|to Charles, Marquess of Tweeddale||400|
|to William, Earl of Kilmarnock (over and above the 200l. per an. to him by the abovesaid privy seal of 22 Jan. 1714–15)||100|
|to Matthew Sinclar, Dr. of Physick||200|
|to Sir Patrick Johnston||200|
|to Col. Robert Reed||100|
|to Archibald Forbes||100|
|to Lieut. Lawrence Drummond||100|
|to Janet Smith, widow||100|
|to Sir Robert Monro||400|
|Ibid., pp. 405–7.|
Money order for 10l. to the underkeepers of Cranburne Chace for half a year to 1716 Xmas on the allowance for hay for the deer.
In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1718 April 22 hereof. Order Book IX, p. 428.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to Charles Bodvile, Earl of Radnor, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest and upon account to be paid over to his Majesty's Messengers [of the Chamber] by way of advance as the Secretaries of State or either of them shall order the same to be advanced to enable the said Messengers the better to proceed on the services they are sent upon: such sums to be accounted in part of payment upon their bills when they shall be made out. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 1.
C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners. On the 4th July 1715 your Board made a presentment [to the Treasury Lords] relating to an agreement you had made with Sir Roger Mostyn for the Duties of some wine run upon his estate; which agreement was not complied with by the said Sir Roger Mostyn. On the 11th July 1715 a copy of the said presentment was sent to said Mostyn for his answer thereto [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 628] but he has not returned any answer. You therefore ask my Lords' direction therein. My Lords direct you to order your solicitor to proceed against him and all other persons concerned according to law. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 210.
Same to same. In your report of the 20th inst. on the petition of Edward Sprake, formerly a tidesman at Topsham, you certify you have no objection to his re-establishment. You are to present him for the like employment on any vacancy. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords desire you to prepare an estimate to be laid before them of what money will be absolutely necessary for the service of your Office to Xmas next, distinguished under proper heads. Ibid., p. 212.
Treasury confirmation of the warrant of 1717 April 5, supra, p. 233, for an additional allowance of 200l. per an. to the Customs Cashiers for extraordinary clerical labour in regard of new Duties, detailed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 439.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of the administratrix of John Roos, chief engraver of seals. praying payment of 1,285l. 16s. 7d. for the silver and the engraving of several public seals pursuant to royal sign manuals. Reference Book IX, p. 341.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of George Murray shewing that he received 1,070l. of William Chetwynd, her late Majesty's Envoy at Genoa, upon account of the allowances to the late Commissioners for Inspecting the Affairs of the War in Italy, Spain and Portugal, for the salaries and other charges of themselves, their society and clerks: therefore praying a warrant to the Auditor for allowing the sum of 1,043l. 2s. 6d. paid by him on account of the said Commissioners in the accounts of the said Mr. Chetwynd; in order to his being discharged thereof on paying the remainder into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Cornwallis, Christopher Tilson, Nehemiah Arnold and Christopher Rhodes (Commissioners appointed for taking in Tickets and delivering out Standing Orders in lieu of said Tickets in certain Lotteries) to authorise and require them to make forth duplicates of tickets or orders lost before 27 May 1717 in all cases where the owners or proprietors of such lost, burnt or otherwise destroyed tickets or orders in any of the Lotteries, to which your commissions extend, shall produce an affidavit in manner according to the directions of the Malt Act of the last session [3 Geo. I., c. 4]: and to deliver such duplicates to the owners or proprietors of the said lost tickets or orders on their giving you security or indemnity to your good liking, according to the directions of the said Act. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 294.
C. Stanhope to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. Upon consideration of your report of 25 Aug. 1715 on the petition of William Abra[ha]m Bodens concerning the debt due from him to the Crown as late Coll[ector] of Drogheda the late Treasury Lords wrote to you 13 July 1716 ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 354, directing you to recover what possibly might be from the said Bodens and his securities towards the said debt. My Lords direct you to let them know what proceedings have been since in this matter and whether any money hath been recovered and that you take the best care to get in as much as may be with all possible speed. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 91.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] received by the Treasury Lords from the King, wherein Capt. Richard Wolseley prays to be replaced on the Establishment of Half pay in Ireland. Ibid., p. 92.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] from [St. George Ash] the bishop of Londonderry praying the King to grant him the rents and revenues of the said bishopric which incurred between the decease of [John Hartstongue] the late bishop and the petitioner's being translated to that see. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated at Hampton Court to same for a patent of grant to Benjamin Parry of the yearly allowance of 500l. to him for his natural life, to commence from the last payment to him of his yearly allowance of 500l. per an. annexed to his office as Register of all Public Deeds, Conveyances and Wills in the Kingdom of Ireland; of which office he had a grant by virtue of a royal sign manual of the late Queen Anne dated 26 April 1710 which (upon an Address from the then House of Commons in Ireland) directed a patent to be passed to him for the said yearly allowance for the term of 11 years from 25 March 1708 and until the end of the next session of Parliament to be holden in Ireland after the determination of the said term: which patent he is hereby to surrender: all by reason that the Treasury Lords have laid before the King the Lord Lieutenant's letter of July 22 inst. with an Address of the House of Commons of Ireland [8 June 1716, see Journals of House of Commons of Ireland III, pp. 98–9, 104] wherein it is desired that the said allowance may be granted to the said Benjamin Parry for his life in like manner as he enjoys the said office. Ibid., p. 93.
Same for letters patent to pass the seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept in lieu of the great seal of Scotland to grant to John Sterling, Principal of the University of Glasgow, John Sympson, William Forbes, John Johnston, Gershom Carmichael, John Lowdon, Alexander Dunlop, Andrew Ross, Charles Murthland, Robert Tympson and Robert Dick, the present Masters and Professors thereof, all and every the rents and Duties of the archbishopric of Glasgow, both real and casual (except the casualties due to the King as Superior with the fines or compositions upon the renewal of leases of tithes belonging to the said archbishopric as also [excepting] the respective sums as follows: viz. the yearly sum of 24l. 8s. 102/3d. sterling stated in the rental of the said archbishopric [to be] payable by the Marquess of Annandale, whereof he obtained a grant from the late King William; the yearly sum of 2l. 2s. 72/3d. sterling payable by the Duke of Roxburgh and whereof he obtained, a grant from “our late royal sister”; and the sum of 3l. 13s. 7d. sterling overcharged in the said rental for John Crauford of Milntown and rectified by an Act of Treasury of Scotland). [The present grant is to be] for 19 years from Whitsuntide 1717: [the grantees] paying therefor to the Crown in name of Tack Duty the sum of 551l. 14s. 102/3d. sterling. But out of the said yearly Tack Duty the said grantees are hereby to have in their yearly accounts allowance of the respective yearly sums following: viz. 70l. appointed by Wm. III for the maintenance of four bursars in Divinity in the said college; 100l. appointed by Queen Anne for supplying the deficiencies of the revenue of said University; 90l. appointed by Queen Anne for a Professor of Civil Law and 40l. for a Professor of Physic; 100l. appointed by King George, his present Majesty, for a Professor of Ecclesiastic History in the said University; and the pension of 60l. per an. to Sarah Dunlop, granted to her by Queen Anne and which the King is pleased to continue, but by agreement to be paid out of the 70l. per an. ut supra; and likewise the yearly sum of 33l. 6s. 8d. sterling is to be paid to Mr. William Jamieson by the said Professors out of their yearly tack Duty payable to the Crown and is hereby to be allowed to them in account as above: but no other allowances to be made to them out of the said Tack Duty in respect of any deficiencies of rents, or charges, trouble or expenses or burthens other than public burthens imposed or to be imposed thereon:
all by reason that Wm. III by a patent under the great seal of Scotland of 28 Feb. 1694–5 granted to the Professors of said University an annuity of 300l. sterling out of the rents of the bishoprics of Glasgow and Galloway, 230l. thereof for payment of their then debts and the remaining 70l. for four bursars of Divinity: and by letters under the privy seal of Scotland dated 3 Dec. 1705 the late Queen Anne granted 60l. per an. to Sarah Dunlop, relict of William Dunlop, late Principal of the said University, out of the rents of the archbishopric of Glasgow; and by another privy seal of 1713 Dec. 16 she ratified the application of 100l. per an. out of the above 230l. per an. to the yearly deficiencies of the services of said University and further her said Majesty allowed 33l. 6s. 8d. per an. out of the rents of said archbishoprics to said William Jameson in respect of his singular qualifications who (though born blind) had attained to great knowledge in all kinds of learning, especially history; which grant his present Majesty is pleased to continue: and further the said University having represented to his Majesty that notwithstanding the provisions made as above by Wm. III and Queen Anne there was wanting a Professor of Ecclesiastical History and some further augmentations of salary to certain of the Professors therein and his Majesty for the encouragement of piety and learning did by a patent under the great seal of Scotland dated 4 July 1716 grant 100l. per an. out of the revenues of said archbishopric as a perpetual salary to a Professor of Ecclesiastical History in said University and 70l. per an. in augmentation of salaries as the Chancellor, Rector, Principal and Dean of Faculty should appoint [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 324]: and further the lease of the revenues of said archbishopric granted to them by Wm. III determined at Whitsuntide past: wherefore it is the King's pleasure to ordain as above. Out Letters (North Britain), pp. 106–10.
Royal warrant dated Hampton Court for a charter to pass under the great seal of Scotland in favour of William Duff of Bracco, Esq., and his heirs of taillie of the lands of Bracco, Tortrie, Identorc, Maisley and the lordship of Balvenie, as also of the lands and barony of Monblary with the Boge and Mains of Monbairy, the lands of Alva and Typerties with certain fishnings and teinds lying within the sheriffdom of Banff: and likewise containing a confirmation of the right of these lands with the erection of the whole into a Barony and a clause of Novo Damns whereby the lands of Typertys and others are converted from simple to Taxward: together with a confirmation of the rights of the lands of Knock Milligen and several other lands within the Barony of Shathisla. Ibid., pp. 111–48.
Money warrant for 2,500l. each to Chambers Slaughter and William Kennedy as imprest and upon account to pay salaries to the inferior officers of the Commissioners appointed to enquire of the estates of certain Traitors and Popish Recusants and of estates given to superstitious uses, and for the incidents of the said commission. (Separate money orders dated July 29 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 30 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 384. Order Book IX, p. 445. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 4.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Robert Steuart, late Provost of Aberdeen, praying a tack or lease of the teinds of the lands of Fittie and St. Nicholas parish of New Aberdeen. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 159.
Treasury warrant to James Craggs, junr., Esq., Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay to the magistrates of the city of Glasgow 736l. 8s. 5d. to reimburse the charges they were at in taking care of and subsisting many Rebel prisoners as follows.
Prefixing: report by said Craggs on the reference of March 2 last of the petition of said magistrates. The number of the prisoners and the time they remained in prison is vouched by certificates from the Earl of Selkirk, two Justices of Peace and two notaries. The articles for straw for the Rebels' bedding and payments to the keepers of the several prisons and for apartments are vouched by affidavits of Robert Scot and James Forrester. The demands of the said magistrates of Glasgow are as follows:
|to maintenance of 30 prisoners that were brought in on the 22 Oct. , from that day inclusive to the 4th Nov. exclusive at 2d. a day each, being 13 days||3||5||0|
|to maintenance of 353 prisoners from the 4th Nov. 1715 inclusive to the 25th June 1716 inclusive at 2d. a day each for 235 days||691||5||10|
|to Robert Scot for 281 thrave of straw furnished to them for bedding for the abovementioned time||9||15||7|
|to James Forrester and two servants under him for serving the prisoners and bringing water to them and cleansing the several apartments every day from the 4th Oct. 1715 inclusive to the 25 June 1716 at 10s. a week to James Forrester and 4s. 8d. weekly to each of his two servants: being 33 weeks and three days||32||7||0|
|A sum of 736l. 8s. 5d. only has been granted by Parliament for the subsistence of 353 Rebel prisoners subsisted by the magistrates of Glasgow to the 25th of June 1716 when they were set at liberty. Ibid., pp. 175–6.|
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Thomas Lowther, gent.: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be by him applied and paid to such uses as his Majesty has directed. (Money warrant dated July 27 hereon.) (Money order dated July 29 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 31 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 290. Order Book IX, p. 426. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 2.
Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Treasury Lords to pay to the Receivers of the arrears of Land Taxes for the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's the sum of 3,498l. 4s. 11d. out of any moneys in the Exchequer [arising from the Civil List revenues of the late Queen Anne and] applicable to the debts of the late Queen. The said sum is to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer in discharge of the assessments on the servants of the said late Queen within the said palaces: to wit the assessments to the 2s. Aid as by 13 Anne, c. 1. Care is to be taken that as the said servants shall henceforth come to be satisfied their arrears of salary or any parts thereof in any the offices as follows the respective sums charged on them for arrears of taxes are to be computed to them according to the proportions against their names and are to be abated and deducted out of such salary payments. The [Assessment] Commissioners for putting into execution the Acts for the Land Taxes within said palaces have represented that the tax arrears so standing out as above as in a book signed by them and dated 19 June last containing the names of the said persons so liable are payable in the several Offices following: vis.
|in the Office of the Cofferer of the late Queen's Household||704||0||6½|
|in the Office of her Treasurer of the Chamber||346||0||1½|
|in the Receipt of the Exchequer||481||12||0|
|in the Office of the Works||44||15||4½|
|in the Office of Spencer Compton for sundry pensions allowed by her said late Majesty||1,921||16||10½|
|(Money warrant dated Aug. 2 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 429–30. Order Book IX, p. 452. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 15.|
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Clayton, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of certain annual bounties established by his Majesty: and is to be applied and paid over by him to such uses as his Majesty hath been pleased to direct. (C. Stanhope to said Clayton to pay the said sum as follows according to his Majesty's warrant in that behalf: viz.
500l. to Lord Abergavenny for half a year to June 24 last on his pension of 1,000l. per an.
500l. to Lord Tamworth for one year to June 24 last on his pension.)
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 1.
Christopher Tilson to the Auditor of the Receipt. You have been already acquainted [supra, p. 465] that the income of the Fond for the 10l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6] from Lady day last to Michaelmas next with the income of the several and respective Fonds for the Classis Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 16] and of the 10l. Lottery [10 Anne, c. 18] and the Classis Lottery [10 Anne, c. 19] anno 1712 to Michaelmas next are meant and intended to be applied as one Collected and Aggregate Fond for paying and clearing all interest on the orders in every of the said Lotteries to and for the quarter ended at June 24 last past.
In order to hasten the clearing of the said interest and thereby encourage the subscribing of the said orders for [and into] annuities the Treasury Lords desire you to issue the sum of 114,395l. 15s. 5½d. as follows out of moneys now in the Exchequer on the said several and respective Fonds [so as above] to be collected into one Aggregate Fond: viz.
|to Sir Andrew Chadwick upon any unsatisfied orders in his name as Paymaster of the orders on the 10l. Lottery anno 1711||12,620||1||8|
|to John Dutton Colt upon any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the orders in the Classis Lottery anno 1711||33,064||1||3|
|to Thomas Jett upon any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the orders in the 10l. Lotteries anno 1712||21,693||6||7|
|to Ambrose Phillips upon any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the orders in the Classis Lottery anno 1712||47,018||5||11½|
|Their Lordships also desire that you will please immediately to signify to every the Paymasters and Comptrollers of the orders in the Lotteries now subscribing [into or] for annuities, their deputies and clerks, that they do give constant and diligent attendance in their several Offices daily (Sundays excepted) from eight of the clock in the morning to one and from two to six in the afternoon to direct and pay with the utmost expedition all arrears of interest on the orders in every of the said Lotteries to and for the quarter ended June 24 last. Ibid., p. 3.|
H. Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Secretary Addison to insert in the next Tuesday's and Saturday's Gazettes the enclosed advertisement [missing]. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 211.
Same to the Auditor of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall. Please inform my Lords who is the present Receiver of the Land Revenue in the said Duchy and by what authority he holds the said office. Ibid.
Same to William Lowndes. The Treasury Lords desire that if you are enabled to give them any account of the profit and loss to the Crown that hath or may arise from the late contracts for tin, now you are in the country, that you will please send the same up by the return of the messenger who brings this. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lords direct you to take care that the necessary provisions be made for his Majesty's garrisons at Annapolis Royal and Placentia according to his Majesty's pleasure signified by Secretary Addison, so as they [the ships] may be ready to proceed on their voyage thither without fail by Aug. 20. You are to take care that shipping be provided accordingly and send [to my Lords] the whole account of the charge thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General enclosing the memorials [missing] of Sir Biby Lake and General Wills relating to assignments and money deposited by Sir Biby to discharge a debt of 13,149l. 10s. 7½d. due to the Crown from Robert Peters, late Receiver [General of Taxes] for Co. Herts., to which assignment the said General Wills lays claim. You are to consider the whole matter in dispute between them and attend my Lords on Wednesday morning next to advise as to a present and final determination thereof Ibid.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute William Nicholls and George Herbert, gentlemen, as Comptrollers of Customs in Chester port loco the said Nicholls and Hugh Briggs.
Followed by: entry of a Treasury fiat dated 31 May 1720 revoking the present fiat and granting said office to Geo. Herbert and Roger Cumberbatch. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 456.
Same for same to constitute Hugo Briggs to be searcher of the port of Chester, Beaumaris and Liverpool loco John Waring. Ibid.
For the addition to the list of Lottery Managers [for the 1717 Lottery] see supra, pp. 447–8, under date 1717 July 19. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 265.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Scotland of the petition of Col. John Erskine of Carnoch and John Erskine of Balgounie shewing that they are prosecuted in the Exchequer Court in Scotland by the said Commissioners as being sureties for Robert Erskine, late Collector of Customs at Aberdeen, for money collected by him during the late Rebellion, which the Rebels seized: therefore praying relief. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 156.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to give warrant to the Commissioners of Customs and Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to pay to the Commissioners of the Equivalent the sum of 31,565l. 2s. 5½d. as imprest and upon account as in the Act below [3 Geo. I., c. 14], after paying or reserving sufficient to pay the Civil Establishment in Scotland: the Act of 1 Geo. I. [sic for 3 Geo. I., c. 14, which prolonged the Act of 1 Geo. I., St. 1, c. 27], for taking and stating the debts due to Scotland by way of Equivalent in the terms of the Union &c. having provided that the Treasury on or before 1 Sept. 1717 (after paying or reserving sufficient to pay the Civil Establishment in Scotland (fn. 1) authorised by the Act of 10 Anne, c. 19) shall order payment of a sum not exceeding 31,565l. 2s. 5½d. to the Commissioners of the Equivalent in Scotland; which the said Commissioners are thereby directed to apply to the payment of two years' interest from 23 June 1715 to 24 June 1717 on the capital sum of 230,308l. 9s. 105/6d. stated as due to the creditors of the public in Scotland by the Act of 12 Anne [13 Anne, c. 12, clause 3], and of 18,241l. 10s. 102/3d. stated as due to William Paterson, Esq., by an Act of 1 Geo. I. [private Act 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 9]; and likewise for the payment of the salaries of the Commissioners of the Equivalent and their servants and incidents for the said two years, which sum so to be advanced to the said Commissioners for the Equivalent for the purposes aforesaid is directed by the said Act to be brought into the accounts and charged upon the moneys due and growing due to Scotland by way of Equivalent in terms of the Union. Ibid., pp. 176–7.
|July 27.||Same, to Ant. Lechemere and Francis Hawes, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe for one year to 1717 June 24 for services relating to the Customs: viz., 63l. 2s. 0d. to Clerk of the Pipe and the Secondary and several clerks in that office; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe; 11l. 15s. 4d. to John Smith and George Leslie, Deputy Chamberlains for Joining Tallies. Money Book XXV, p. 386.|
Royal sign manual for 5,000l. to Colin Campbell, Dr. of Laws, as imprest and upon account to be employed in pulling down the house of converted Jews in Chancery Lane belonging to the Office of Master of the Rolls and in building a new edifice there to belong to the same Office and in repairing and improving the Chapel of the Rolls and other appurtenances of the same house. Hereof 2,000l. is to be paid on 1717 Dec. 25, 1,500l. on 1718 Dec. 25 and 1,500l. on 1719 Dec. 25. (Money warrant dated July 31 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon: with a marginal confirmation dated 1718–19 Jan. 12.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 402. Order Book IX, p. 448.
Same for 1,395l. to John Molesworth, Esq.: out of Civil List revenue due before 1 Aug. 1714 [of the late Queen Anne]. Hereof 1,095l. is for 219 days from 25 Dec. 1713 to 1 Aug. 1714 on his ordinary of 5l. a day as then Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany; and the remaining 300l. is for one bill of extraordinaries from 1 Nov. 1713 to 1 Aug. 1714 in his said service. (Money warrant dated 1717 July 31 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 402–3. Order Book IX, p. 459. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 3.
Same for 1,257l. to James Jefferyes, Esq.: out of the late Queen's Civil List revenue as above. Hereof 657l. is for the same 219 days as above on his ordinary of 3l. a day as then Minister to the King of Sweden: and the remaining 600l. is for one bill of extraordinaries between 15 July 1713 and 1 Aug. 1714 in his said service. (Money warrant dated July 31 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated August 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 403. Order Book IX, p. 449. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 3.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, to take in loans at the Receipt not exceeding 11,000l. on the Duty on Coals granted by 9 Anne, c. 17, for the building of 50 new Churches: to be at 4 per cent. interest.
Prefixing: precept by the Commissioners for building the said Churches and for making provision for the ministers of the 50 new Churches and for rebuilding the church of St. Mary Woolnoth desiring the raising of said 11,000l. by way of loan as above. Money Book XXV, p. 339.
Money order for 620l. to William, Lord Cadogan, Master of the Robes, for 1717 Lady day quarter on the allowance for his salary and for all salaries and allowances whatsoever to any other the officers of the Robes. [This entry appears to duplicate that of 23 July, supra, p. 465. Order Book IX, p. 443.]
Money order for 146l. 13s. 4d. to Charles, Earl of Tankerville, for so much answered to the late Queen by the sheriff for Co. Derby for the amount (taxes deducted) of certain annual fee farm rents which ought to have been paid to said Earl instead of to the said late Queen. Ibid., p. 444.
Same for 50l. to William Mathew for one quarter to July 26 inst. on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher. Ibid., p. 445.
Same for 15l. to Robert Stephens, Messenger of the Press, for 1716 Xmas quarter on his 50l. per an. salary and 10l. per an. allowance for expenses. Ibid., p. 385.
C. Stanhope to Lord Molesworth. The Treasury Lords directed the Customs Commissioners to present George Werden to succeed John Bowen, the Surveyor at Leigh, if they found it necessary to dismiss said Bowen. On reading the said Commissioners' report on the several complaints against the said Bowen my Lords ordered said Werden to be discharged from his place of a tidesman “intending to move his Majesty to grant him a pension of 50l. a year on the list of pensions payable by Mr. Clayton.” Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 212.
Same to the Earl of Radnor. By order of the Treasury Lords I enclose an Establishment [missing] signed by his Majesty for travelling charges to be paid to the Gentlemen and others of his Majesty's Chapel Royal. My Lords desire you to compare the same with the allowances for the said Gentlemen &c. on the present Establishment of your Office [of Treasurer of the Chamber] and to inform them of the changes made therein by this warrant in the number of persons and in the allowances. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords direct you to give six weeks' leave of absence to William Hunter, a riding surveyor in Berwick port, “if you have no objection thereto.” Ibid., p. 219.
Treasury letters patent constituting Charles King to be Keeper of the Treasury Chambers as amply as Thomas Mann or before him William Wekett, gent., “and we do hereby revoke and determine the constitution and appointment by which the said Thomas Mann did lately hold and enjoy the said office.” Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 287.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of Margaret, wife of the late Earl of Southeske, praying possession and enjoyment of her jointure and other advantages on her marriage contract (to wit 8,000 merks Scots to be paid her yearly out of her said husband's estate during her life and the sum of 4,000l. sterling in lieu of the moveables and furniture of their house), as she would have had if her said husband had died on the 24 June 1715, the time [at which] his forfeiture doth commence by virtue of his attainder: and likewise praying such provision for and settlement upon her son James Carnagie as to his Majesty's great wisdom shall seem meet. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 149.
Same to same of the petition of Jane, wife of the late Lord Drummond, praying like possession of her jointure (to wit 500l. sterling yearly out of the estate of Perth and the house, parks and yards of Stobhall and one third part of the household furniture, plate &c), which she would have been legally entitled to in case her husband had been naturally dead at the time when his estate was forfeited: and likewise praying such provision as above for John, Mary, Anne and Sophia, her four children, who are totally unprovided for. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Margaret, wife of the late Lord Nairn, praying possession of her said husband's estate during his life towards the maintenance of herself, eleven children and four grandchildren. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Margaret, wife of the late Earl of Panmure, praying such provision for and settlement upon her out of her said husband's estate as she would have been entitled to in case her husband were naturally dead. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Lady Jane, wife of the late Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn, for possession &c. of her joynture of 222l. 4s. 5d. sterling yearly, as also a share of the household furniture and plate and to the house of Bannockburn, together with the parks, orchards, gardens and other appurtenances thereto which she would have been legally entitled to in case her husband had been naturally dead at the time of his attainder, and such provision for and settlements upon her son Hugh and daughter Mary as to his Majesty shall seem meet. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Maria, wife of James Sterling, for possession as above of her joynture of certain lands and tenements, part of her husband's estate &c, and such provision and settlement for her children as above, to wit John, Alexander, Archibald, James, Robert, Anne, Lillias and Frances, who are wholly destitute of all manner of subsistence. Ibid., p. 150.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Thomas Jones, to be applied to the incidents of the Commissioners appointed to take subscriptions under the Act of 3 Geo. I, c. 7, for redeeming the Duties and Revenues settled for payment of the four Lottery Acts of 9 and 10 Anne and for redeeming Annuities out of the Hereditary Excise. (Money order dated July 30 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 385. Order Book IX, p. 446.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Auditor of the Receipt. Towards the reducement of the arrears of interest on the orders upon the four Lottery Acts which are now [in the process of exchanging or] subscribing [into or] for Annuities the Treasury Lords desire you issue as follows the sum of 18,074l. out of the 18,074l. 6s. 6½d. which appears to be the income of the said several Lottery Fonds in the week ended the 26th inst.: viz.
|to Sir Andrew Chadwick, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the 10l. Lottery anno 1711 [as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6]||1,538||15||0|
|to John Dutton Colt, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Classis Lottery anno 1711 [as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 16]||5,999||15||0|
|to Thomas Jett, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the 10l. Lotteries anno 1712 [as by the Act 10 Anne, c. 18]||4,842||10||0|
|to Ambrose Philips, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Classis Lottery anno 1712 [as by the Act 10 Anne, c. 19]||5,693||0||0|
|Disposition Book XXIV, p. 4.|
Treasury warrant to Charles, Lord Cornwallis, and James Craggs, Postmasters General, to pay 300l. to the owners et al. of the hoy taken by the Swedes as follows: viz.
150l. to the owners of the hoy for the loss thereof.
50l. to Eliz. Hunt in compassion to her sufferings by means of the loss of her husband.
100l. to John Largent, Edward Russel and Solomon Hucks, who were on board: for recompense for their losses and sufferings.
Prefixing. report by said Postmasters General dated General Post Office 19 June 1717 on the petition of Eliz. Hunt, widow of Edward Hunt, late master of the Endeavour hoy, and of the other persons who suffered by the said hoy being taken by the Swedes. The said hoy was hired by the said Postmasters' agent at Harwich on the 3rd March last to carry the Dutch mail to Holland, there being no pacquet boat on this side; and on their return from Helversluce [Helvoetslujs] with a Dutch mail which was put on board by the said Postmasters' agent at the Brill they were taken by a Swedish privateer and carried to Gothenburg, from whence the said mail is since returned to the Post Office in London, the master of the hoy having been murdered and the other three petitioners carried to Gothenburg and detained there, “but whether they were stript and plundered we know not, tho' it is possible they fared the worse by having the mail on board. The petitioners were to have 10l. for making the voyage, without any promise on our officers' side to make good the vessel if she happened to be taken; but we are told from good hands that the hoy was worth about 150l., and the widow has lost her husband in your Majesty's service.” Money Book XXV, pp. 388–9.
Money warrant for 76l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Jephson, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers: without account: in satisfaction of his pains and disbursements in attending upon the Speaker of said House 153 days, to wit 7 Aug., 18 Sept., 16 Oct., 20 Nov., 8, 17 and 24 Jan. (being the several days the Parliament was prorogued) and between 20 Feb. 1716–17 and 15 July 1717, at the rate of 10s. a day: as is certified by William Cowper, Clerk of the Parliament. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 31 hereon.) Ibid., p. 395. Order Book IX, p. 450. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 2.
Same for 440l. to the clerks of the House of Commons as follows: viz.
100l. to Edward Stables, Clerk Assistant attending said House, for his extraordinary pains and service from 20 Feb. 1716–17 to 15 July 1717.
200l. to John Hooks, George Coles, James Courthope and Hicks Burroughs, four under clerks attending said House, for copying and engrossing Bills and other papers during same time.
30l. to Thomas Smith, Doorkeeper of said House, for looking to and keeping clean the said House during said time.
110l. to Thomas Wybergh, Serjeant at Arms attending said House, to be by him distributed and applied amongst the several Messengers and their assistants, the Doorkeepers and the persons who deliver out the Votes: in reward for their constant attendance during said time.
(Money order dated July 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 31 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 404. Order Book IX, p. 429. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 2.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Wyndham to be by him distributed to the eight Doorkeepers of the House of Peers (himself being one) in reward of their attendance and service from 20 Feb. 1716–17 to 1717 July 15. (Money order dated July 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 31 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 406. Order Book IX, p. 431. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 2.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells &c, to take in loans on the Land Tax anno 1717 to a total not exceeding 180,915l. 14s. 10½d.: at 4 per cent.: to complete the sum of 1,400,000l. directed to be lent thereupon as by the Act 3 George I, c. 3, granting said Land Tax. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 5.
C. Stanhope to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Managers for taking the present Subscriptions have represented to my Lords that the safety of their work with respect to the Bankers' Annuities doth require their having a list or account out of the Exchequer of all the orders for the said annuities, numbers, dates, payees, principal sum, moieties thereof and the annuity. My Lords desire you to send them such a list with all possible expedition. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 212.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] presented to his Majesty by Hartly Hutchinson, Escheator General of the Province of Munster, praying a grant of some allowance in compensation of the loss of fees he sustains by the Commissioners of Enquiries performing all the parts of his office relating to the vesting in his Majesty all that part of the late Duke of Ormonde's estate which lies in the said Province of Munster. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 92.
|July 31.||Money order for 17l. 5s. 0d. to Henry, Earl of Rochester, Ranger or Keeper of Richmond Park, for 1716 Xmas quarter to the under officers thereof: viz. the two under keepers, the bailiff and the moletaker. (Letter of direction dated July 19 hereon.) Order Book IX, p. 447. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 312.|
Letter of direction for 46,826l. to John Aislabie, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1717: and is intended to pay off and lay up several of his Majesty's ships lately arrived from foreign parts, viz. the Robuck, Royal Ann galley, Rye, Barfleur, Cumberland, Shrewsbury, Burlington and Yarmouth. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 5.
C. Stanhope to Secretary Addison to order the insertion in the Gazette of the enclosed advertisements [missing] in every Gazette till Michaelmas next. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 213.
Henry Kelsall to same enclosing an advertisement [missing] for insertion in the next two Gazettes. Ibid.
Money warrant for 70l. to John Elphinstone, whereof 40l. is for one year to 1717 Lady day on his salary for looking after the Cotton Library and the remaining 30l. is for same time on the allowance for firing, cleaning and other necessary expenses relating to the said library. (Money order dated July 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 31 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 387. Order Book IX, p. 447. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 2.
Same for 165l. 18s. 3d. to Thomas Bambridge, gent.: without account: to reimburse the expense that hath attended an affair wherein Manni, a Venetian, was concerned and to gratify the trouble the said Bambridge had in bringing the said affair to a conclusion. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 393. Order Book IX, p. 450. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 6.