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Declared Accounts: Navy

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 32, 1718. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962.

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Navy

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: NAVY.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1732, ROLL 161 [A.O. 1/1732/161].

John Aislabie, late Treasurer of the Navy Royal and the Victualling.

1 January 1717–18 to 19 March 1717–18.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the end of the last Accompt 672,765 16 11¼
and depending on sundry persons at the foot of the said last Accompt 2,400 1 8
675,165 18
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term 4 George I in further part of 1,000,000l. by Privy Seal of 25 Nov. 1717
147,317 8 11½
money defalked for imprest bills paid by former Treasurers and cleared within the time of this Accompt, detailed 5,799 17
money received for old and decayed goods and provisions sold, etc., detailed 10,411 5
money gained by sale of Bank Annuities 15 0 0
money arising by the sale of Reversionary Annuities etc., detailed 16,859 7 8
and on accompt of the Victualling:
money received for damaged stores sold etc., for rent, for abatements from bills for debts on Victualling accounts for imprests cleared etc.
8,573 18
total charge and receipts £864,142 16
Discharge.
Emptions and provisions, detailed 98,360 5 9
interest of money borrowed of the South Sea Company and several other persons:
John Aislabie, for interest of 60,000l. borrowed for the Navy
1,431 11 11
Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, for interest of 57,668l. 9s. 4d. at 4l. per cent. 722 1 0
sundry other persons on Navy bills at 6l. per cent. per an 751 17 2
2,905 10 1
salaries of the Principal Officers etc.:
James, Earl of Berkeley, as First Commissioner for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral; Xmas quarter 1717
750 0 0
the Earl of Rothes, Vice Admiral of Scotland; same time 250 0 0
Matthew Aylmer, Sir George Byng, bt., John Cockburn and William Chetwynd, four Commissioners; same time 1,000 0 0
Josiah Burchett, Secretary to the Commissioners; same time 200 0 0
Sir Henry Penrice, President and Judge of the Admiralty Court; same time 100 0 0
John Warter, Assistant to the Council at Law for the affairs of the Admiralty etc., in lieu of fees; same time 100 0 0
John Fowler and Isaac Townsend, Navy Commissioners; same time 250 0 0
Sir Charles Wager, Comptroller of the Navy; same time 125 0 0
Richard Burton, Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts; same time 125 0 0
Charles Sergison, Clerk of the Acts of the Navy; same time 125 0 0
Jacob Acworth, Surveyor of the Navy; same time 125 0 0
Thomas Swanton, Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts of the Navy; same time 125 0 0
Francis Dove, a Navy Commissioner at Plymouth; same time 125 0 0
James Littleton, ditto at Chatham; same time 125 0 0
the Executor of Dennis Lydel, late Comptroller of the Treasurer's Accompts, for his salary 30 Sept. 1717 to 19 Nov. 1717 when he died 73 5 6
Thomas Colby, a Navy Commissioner; 17 to 25 Dec. 1717 12 18 7
John Bridger, Surveyor General of all Woods in America; Xmas quarter 1717 50 0 0
Dr. Richard Fuller, Advocate General for the office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain; same time 3 6 8
George Townsend, Council at Law to the Admiralty and Navy, in lieu of fees; same time 25 0 0
Edward Honywood, Judge Advocate of the Fleet; same time 43 10 0
John Coupland, Deputy Judge Advocate; same time 34 16 0
Joseph Griffin, Muster master and storekeeper at Kinsale, for salary, houserent and stationery; same time 28 15 0
clerks, storekeepers, messengers etc., detailed with names:
including 295l. for the Clerks belonging to the Admiralty Office; 195l. for ditto to the Clerk of the Acts; 217l. 10s. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Navy; 115l. for ditto to the Surveyor of the Navy; 187l. 10s. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts; 110l. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Navy Treasurer's Accompts; 155l. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Storekeeper's Accompts; 183l. 15s. for ditto to the Ticket Office of the Navy; 100l. to Kendrick Edisbury, a Commissioner for sick and hurt seamen and 450l. 19s. 1d. for his clerks; 500l. to John Aislabie, Navy Treasurer; 125l. to Thomas Weddell, his Paymaster; 100l. to Francis Hawes, his Accountant; and 212l. 10l. for clerks belonging to the Navy Treasurer's Office
3,454 16 1
7,251 7 10
pensions:
Sir Thomas Hopson; half year to Midsummer 1717
307 10 0
Sir Stafford Fairborn; three quarters to same time 450 0 0
Sir John Leake; half year to same time 300 0 0
Richard Edwards and Benjamin Tymewell; same time 250 0 0
Thomas Jennings and George St. Lo; year to same time 500 0 0
Capt. John Hubbard; half year to same time 100 0 0
Capt. Christopher Myngs; year to same time 200 0 0
Sir John Munden; half year to same time 158 7 6
several Captains and others, named 7,345 6 10
9,611 4 4
flag pay and table money:
Sir George Byng, bt., as Admiral of the White, at 3l. 10s. a day, 14 Feb. 1716–17 to 18 Nov. 1717; and for table money at 1l. a day
1,251 0 0
William Caldwell, as Rear Admiral of the White, at 35s. a day, 1 Feb. 1716–17 to 21 Nov. 1717 514 10 0
Charles Cornwall, as Rear Admiral of the Red, same rate, 1 to 31 Jan. 1716–17; and as Vice-Admiral of the Blue, 1 Feb. 1716–17 to 30 Sept. 1717 659 5 0
James Littleton, as Rear Admiral of the Red, at 35s. a day, 3 June 1717 to 9 Dec. 1717 332 10 0
2757 5 0
rewards: for instructing youth in seamanship on the Hampshire and on the Kinsale; for taking up an anchor etc. cut from the Charles galley; for taking up the best bower anchor buoy etc. of the Kinsale; for salvage of the Glasgow's anchor; to Samuel Eyre, being the late Queen's bounty to the Officers etc. of the Ludlow Castle, the Royal Anne galley, the Port Mahon and the Lynn for the capture on 20 June 1712 of the Prince de Asturias, a Spanish man of war (1.990l.); Patrick Jeffereys (appointed by William Terry, the captors' agent), being ditto to the Officers etc. of the Mermaid galley, an English privateer, for the capture, 2 June 1710, of the Jolly Conquerant, a French privateer (155l.); and to the same for the capture, 30 May 1710, of the Benediction or Blessing of Granville (200l.); the Chaplain and others of the Bedford fitted out for the South Sea Company; Sir William Fazakerly, Launcelot Burton, Samuel Edwards and John Grainger for taking the subscriptions of a loan of 500,000l. borrowed on a deposit of South Sea Stock in 1713 for the Pressing Service of the Navy (520l. 16s. 8d.); George Lishon, master of the Richard and Elizabeth smack, for assisting the Valeur off Cromer, 14 Dec. 1717; the Clerk of the Check at Portsmouth, for paying 3,181l. 16s. 2d. in small parcels, 4 March 1716–17 to 3 July 1718; Deborah, widow of Samuel Newton, for keeping in repair the fire engines of the Navy Office; Thomas Pool Parmiter, Clerk of the Check, Chatham Yard, for paying 2,693l. 19s. 2d. in small parcels; Ezekiel Wright, Clerk to the Comptroller of Storekeeper's Accompts, for his father's long service etc. and for his own diligence; James Young, for having officiated as master-attendant at Port Mahon; Roger Wyburne, late Surgeon of the Hind, for care of the sick and wounded at Port Mahon; Sir John Norris, Admiral of the Blue, for expense in the late expedition to the Baltick (517l. 18s. 3d.); several persons (unnamed) for importing stores from the Plantations (5,190l. 15s. 4d.) 8,862 0 3
disbursements of various natures, detailed at length: Lieut. Peter Anderson, Lieut. George Anson (fn. 1) of the Hampshire, Lieut. Matthew Consett of the Barfleur and others for pressing seamen for service in the Baltic in the year 1717; contingencies of the Squadron under Sir John Norris in the Baltic; payments for stores and for picking oakum etc.; Edward Harley for the Auditor's fee; expenses of sick and hurt seamen etc. 38,814 1
travelling charges 1,767 8 7
victualling charges; to persons who served on board as Volunteers, for their diet 979 10 3
pilotage 459 16 7
free gift and medicines for furnishing the Surgeon's chest of Thomas Ogilvy, late Surgeon of the Bonaventure 10 2 4
hire and freight 392 17 11
the chest at Chatham; to Robert Frost, George Collett and others, Governors of the Chatham Chest, to satisfy all the defalcations made by Charles Caesar, late Navy Treasurer, out of seamen's wages 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 31 Dec. 1713 16,588 3
house rent to the Principal Officers of the Navy etc.:
Thomas Colby; John Fawler; Kendrick Edisbury; Isaac Howard for the barge houses at Stangate, co. Surrey; Sir Samuel Garrard, bt. and others, for rent of the convex lights for the use of the Navy Office; the Executor of Dennis Lyddel, for the house for reposing books and papers of the Navy; Sir Nicholas Morrice, bt., for rent of Mountwise, Stoke Damarel, co. Devon; Samuel Percival; Philadelphia Rider for rent of the Navy Treasury Office in Broad Street; William Warren for the London Bridge water laid into the Navy Office Yard
188 11 4
bounty to Elizabeth Parsons, widow of William Parsons, Able Seaman, slain in fight against the French on the Kent, 30 July 1710, and to Hugh Laugharne for Elizabeth Parsons, orphan of the said William 17 12 0
wages etc. of sundry Officers and mariners serving on board the following ships:
the Bridgewater (John Fletcher, Commander); 21 July 1715 to 14 Feb. 1717–18
5,686 18 5
the Dublin (Henry Lawson, Commander); 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 30 Sept. 1716 3,005 8 3
the Greyhound (Thomas Marwood, Commander); 21 June 1712 to 31 Jan. 1717–18 9,011 2 1
the Happy (Nathaniel Bellchamber, Commander); 4 Sept. 1714 to 9 Jan. 1717–18 3,057 8 0
the Lowestoft (Sir Hugh Middleton, Commander); 20 Sept. 1716 to 5 Feb. 1717–18 2,935 0 0
the Queenbro' (George Isles, Master); 1 Jan. 1714–15 to 31 Dec. 1717 345 10 7
the Rye (Arthur Field, Commander); 10 Feb. 1714–15 to 15 Jan. 1717–18 5,961 3 11
the Stafford (Sir Nicholas Trevanion, Commander); 11 Feb. 1714–15 to 15 Jan. 1717–18 11,987 15 5
the Severne (John Shales, Commander); 5 March 1714–15 to 13 Jan. 1717–18 11,652 9 11
the Shoreham (Daniel Hackman, Gunner); 11 Feb. 1714–15 to 30 June 1718 6,026 13 1
the Sorlings (John Goodall, Commander); 12 April 1717 to 17 Dec. 1717 1,797 3 3
the Valeur (Richard Davis, Commander); 4 March 1716–17 to 4 Jan. 1717–18 1,306 14 4
several Officers removed from one ship to another and the men discharged from the Success storeship 5,264 6
sundry Able and Ordinary Seamen removed or discharged for whom tickets have been made out 916 12
for arrears of wages since 1 Jan. 1712–13 to several Commissioned and Warrant Officers, as by a list prepared under Charles Cæsar, late Treasurer 18,703 19
to several ships whose books were closed before the passing of their accounts 18,339 2 2
to sundry Officers and Seamen for tobacco issued and for dead men's clothes sold at the mast, as by a list extracted from ships' books, closed before these claims were entered 7,845 0 5
114,022 8
Bounty money to seamen who entered voluntarily on board the King's Ships 21 July 1715 to 24 Aug. 1715 839 16 0
half pay:
to sundry Flag Officers and others who were without public employment 1 Jan. 1714–15 to 31 Dec. 1717
87,389 17 6
Sir John Norris, Vice Admiral of the Blue, Sir Hoveden Walker, Rear Admiral of the White and other Officers, for half pay 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 31 Oct. 1713, during which time they were without public employment 1,730 10 9
89,120 8 3
wages etc. of Officers and others in the several Dockyards and Ropeyards:
Deptford in ordinary (James Beverley, Clerk of the Check); 1 Oct. 1716 to 31 March 1717
2,065 6 9
Woolwich in ordinary (Daniel Wiseman, Clerk of the Check); same time 2,087 1 4
Chatham in ordinary (Thomas Pool Parmiter, Clerk of the Check); same time 7,127 8 9
Sheerness in ordinary (William Hogg, Clerk of the Check); same time 1,433 13 5
Portsmouth in ordinary (Richard Hall, Clerk of the Check); same time 5,783 16 8
Plymouth in ordinary (Ambrose Wareham, master attendant); same time 2,691 3 2
Deptford in extraordinary (Joseph Whittman, servant to the Master shipwright, and others); same time 9,794 17 5
Woolwich in extraordinary (Thomas Aldredge, ditto); same time 8,236 2 1
Chatham in extraordinary (Thomas Smith, ditto); same time 14,334 11 5
Sheerness in extraordinary (George Richardson, ditto); same time 3,602 5 5
Portsmouth in extraordinary (Thomas Bucknall, ditto); same time 20,364 16 9
Plymouth in extraordinary (Thomas Gibbs, ditto); same time 7,290 16 10
Woolwich ropeyard (John Quelch, servant to the Master ropemaker, and others); same time 2,212 2 1
Chatham ropeyard (Thomas Adams, ditto); same time 2,398 13 0
Portsmouth ropeyard (Thomas Melmerby, clerk); same time 1,748 8 4
Hamoze ropeyard (Robert Young, clerk); same time 937 7 2
sundry caulkers, bricklayers etc., discharged and ordered to be paid by tickets 921 2 3
sundry Officers and others for their late service in Dockyards whose books were closed before they had duly claimed their wages 2,294 2 9
95,323 15 7
payments to Surgeons and officers for cures and subsistence of sick and hurt seamen:
Woolwich; William Ellis, surgeon, and John Hughes and William Dubbins, undertakers; 30 Sept. 1716 to 30 Sept. 1717
303 5 10
Rochester; Oliver Birkby, surgeon, and Thomas Knackston, undertaker; same time 2,242 19 11
Gosport; Robert Heart, surgeon, and John White, undertaker; same time 613 1 0
Deal; Edward St. Leger, surgeon, and John Wright, undertaker; same time 124 11 0
Plymouth; Nicholas Winston, surgeon, and Samuel Slater, William Barry and James Keating, undertakers; 30 Sept. 1716 to 30 Sept. 1717 93 16 0
Kinsale; Moses La Croix, surgeon, and several undertakers; 30 Sept. 1716 to 1 Oct. 1717 116 1 7
Gibraltar; James Penman, surgeon; 17 Nov. 1716 to 30 Sept. 1717 121 6 11
Plymouth and Deal; Samuel Slater and William Freame, undertakers; for sums unpaid 1 Oct. 1714 to 30 Sept. 1716 621 0 0
Woolwich; William Potterton, William Dubbing etc., undertakers; 19 Feb. 1714–15 to 30 Sept. 1716 21 16 0
4,257 18 3
(total for the Navy 492,530l. 3s. 4d.)
and on Accompt of the Victualling:
emptions and provisions, detailed
80,416 7 10
interest at 6l. per cent. on bills, detailed 3 14 9
several pursers and masters of ships, detailed, for the balance of their victualling accounts 10,327 15 1
workmanship, detailed 2,143 7 10
hire and freight 1,581 1 0
disbursements 2,101 1 11
salaries: Waller Bacon, late a Commissioner for Victualling, 25 June to 17 July 1717 23l. 14s. 3d.; Owen Buckingham, a Commissioner for Victualling, 18 July to 25 Dec. 1717 176l. 5s. 9d.; Thomas Reynolds, another, Xmas quarter 1717 100l.; Denzil Onslow, Thomas Bere, Robert Arris and Peter Jeyes, Commissioners for Victualling, Xmas quarter 1717 and Michaelmas quarter 1718 800l.; Henry Vincent, another, half year to Xmas 1717 200l.; Sprigg Manesty, Secretary, Xmas quarter 1717 50l.; Jeyes Seawell, Cashier, and his clerks, named, same time 87l. 10s.; John Bishop, Accountant General, and his clerks, named, same time 80l.; John Rossington, Chief Clerk, for keeping a cheque on the Treasurer etc., same time 20l.; Seth Jermy, Chief Clerk to the Secretary, and two clerks, named, same time 35l.; James Lovelace, Clerk of the Issues, same time, and a clerk under him, named, 30 Sept. to 7 Oct. 1717 21l. 2s. 11d.; John Sargent, Accomptant for Victualling, and his clerks, Xmas quarter 1717 72l. 19s. 9d.; Nathaniel Rich, Chief Clerk, and his clerk, for keeping a charge on pursers, Xmas quarter 1717 25l.; George Butler, Chief Clerk, to bringing up accounts of stores in arrear, and his clerks, named, same time 32l. 10s.; John Hayward, Chief Clerk, for payment of short allowance money, and his clerks, named, same time 37l. 2s. 11d.; Joseph Maxey, master cooper to the Victualling Office, 17 to 25 Dec. 1717 and his clerk, named, Xmas quarter 1717 15l. 1s. 9d.; Samuel Row, Clerk of the Cutting House, and his clerk, named, same time 30l.; Nathaniel Bullen, Clerk to the Hartshorn brewhouse, and his clerk and a labourer, same time 30l.; John Silvester, muster master of the workmen, and his clerks, same time 37l. 10s.; Daniel White, hoytaker to the Victualling Office, same time 15l.; Charles Mason, clerk of the Rotherhithe mills, same time 12l. 10s.; Edward Goulding, messenger and porter to the Victualling Office, same time 5l.; Samuel Stephenson, late clerk under the clerk of the Hartshorn brewhouse, 26 March 1717 to 26 May 1717 6l. 16s. 3d.; John Morley, inspector of oxen and hogs, Xmas quarter 1717 10l.; Edwart Hart, storekeeper etc. and his clerk, same time 25l. 1,948 3 7
wages, detailed 8,681 13 4
rent etc. 396 5 11
necessary and extra necessary money 771 1 9
short allowance money 8,646 2 5
travelling charges 29 12 0
(total for the Victualling 117,046l. 7s. 5d.)
fees for passing the Accompt etc..
salaries etc. to clerks
1,221 10 0
allowances to Thomas Weddell, this Accomptant's Paymaster 500 0 0
allowances to Jeyes Seawell, Cashier of the Victualling 400 0 0
allowances to Thomas Hawes, Cashier of the Navy 500 0 0
fees and charges 106 16 6
petty expenses 50 0 0
2,778 6 6
total payments and allowances £612,354 17 3
and so remains £251,787 19
whereof depending on sundry persons for money imprested on the Accompt 1 Jan. 1715–16 to 31 Dec. 1716 2,400 1 8
within the time of this Accompt:
Sir Roger Mostyn, on accompt of the pay of the Marine Regiments
34,175 13
Thomas Appleby, for contingencies of the Navy Office 267 9 3
Elizabeth Champneys, for the like 391 9 2
Elizabeth Willis, for the like 1,600 0 0
Charles Aleyn, for the like at Harwich 48 4 2
Francis Lynn, for sick and hurt seamen 6,178 3 6
Reuben Goulding, for contingencies at Plymouth 1,100 0 0
Capt. Philip Vanbrugh, for contingencies of the Speedwell 2 1 6
Capt. Robert Robinson, for contingencies of the Katherine 5 0 0
Capt. Ezekiel Wright, for contingencies of the Nightingale 1,054 4 6
George Atkins, for the like at Lisbon 500 0 0
John Warter, for law charges 249 2 11
Lewis Quoitte, for contingencies of the Pay Office 30 16 1
William Hogg, for contingencies at Sheerness 1,089 14 0
Thomas Rogers, for the like at Portsmouth 280 0 0
Capt. St. John Charlton, for the service of the Gosport 0 4 7
Capt. Matthew Efford, for the service of the Experiment 20 0 0
Capt. Henry Lawson, for the service of the Dublin yacht 22 4 10
Edward Cole, for contingencies at Plymouth 25 3 3
Edward Honywood, for contingencies at Courts Martial 52 4 0
the Watermans' Company, for pressing men 100 0 0
Owen Sutherland, for purveying timber at Portsmouth Yard 2,302 7 9
Capt. Charles Poole, for the service of the Pearl 4 0 0
Capt. Thomas Howard, for the service of the Shoreham 485 4 4
James Beverley, for contingencies at Deptford 124 11 0
Edward Burt, for contingencies at the Admiralty Office 9,200 0 0
Arthur Todd, for pressing seamen 250 0 0
Daniel Wiseman, for contingent disbursements at Woolwich Yard 136 15 0
Thomas Enstone, for contingent disbursements at the Navy Office 1,146 7
Joseph Dodd, for the service of Sheerness Yard 47 7 8
Capt. Digby Dent, for disbursements for the ship 9 16 0
Capt. Thomas Reynolds, for the service of the Adventure 220 0 0
William Wood, for the like 6 6
Capt. William Collier, for the service of the Mermaid 4 0 2
Galfridus Walpole, for the service of Greenwich Hospital 11,502 17
Capt. John Soanes, for the service of the Seahorse 3 11 6
Capt. Francis Cooper, for the service of the Scarbro' 100 0 0
Capt. John St. Lo, for the service of the Valeur 2 12
Capt. Edward Holland, for the service of the Bedford galley 5 0 0
Capt. Charles Stewart, for the service of the Albrough 11 11 11
Capt. Christopher Parker, for the service of the Tartar 21 6 10
Capt. Samuel Chadwick, for the service of the Ferret sloop 10 0 0
Lieut. John Gandy, for the service of the Swift 157 14 6
William Boswell, for purveying timber 19 14 0
Josiah Burchett, for contingencies at the Admiralty Office 500 0 0
Capt. Francis Willis, for the service of the Deal Castle 5 0 0
Lieut. James Dore, for pressing men 10 0 0
Lieut. Charles Russell, for the like 10 0 0
Daniel Furzer, for contingent disbursements at Port Mahon 120 0 0
Thomas Warrin, for contingencies at Deal 248 13 1
Capt. Francis Hume, for the service of the ship Scarbro' 277 11 3
John Hill, for the Transport Service 3,000 0 0
Capt. Bartholomew Chandler, for the service of the Winchelsea 21 0 6
the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, for the service of the Ordnance 26,000 0 0
Capt. Francis Wyvill, for the service of the Fubbs yacht 9 17 0
Capt. John Rose, for the service of the Seaford 77 12 8
Capt. Vincent Pearse, for the service of the Phoenix 160 11 9
Capt. George Gordon, for the service of the Pearl 10 13 4
Thomas Pool Parmiter, for disbursements at Sheerness Yard 28 17 8
Michael Keating, for subsisting sick and hurt seamen 47 6 9
William Bowler, for the like 30 12 2
William Wood, for contingencies for sick and hurt seamen 50 0 0
Rowland Frogmore, for sick and hurt seamen 2 2 0
Richard Hampden, the present Treasurer of the Navy, for tallies and orders on the Land Tax 1716 and 1718 paid over to him by this Accomptant 84,688 10
the same, for money paid over to him for the service of the Navy, arising from the sale of Reversionary Annuities with interest due thereon 13,755 1 9
the same, for ditto, being money remaining in the Accomptant's hands, when he quitted office 2,000 0 0
the same, for the value of stock in 4l. per cent. per an. Annuities delivered over 979 11 0
204,996 1
money imprested for victualling the Navy within the time of this Accompt:
to divers persons, detailed, including Edward Goulding, for contingencies at the Victualling Office, 1,665l. 13s. 1d.; William Patridge, for contingencies at Chatham, 1,779l. 8s. 6d.; Thomas Revell, for the service of the victualling at Port Mahon 7,949l. 7s. 5d.; John Shales, for contingencies of the Victualling Office at Portsmouth and for short allowance, 485l. 11s. 1d.; Alonzo Vere, Agent for Victualling the ships going to the Baltic, 14,325l. 15s. 4d.; Richard Hampden, for the value of stock in 4l. per cent. per an. Annuities delivered over, 360l. 17s. 6d.; John Horton, purser of the Edgar and Daniel Mahon, purser of the Humber, for money paid on bills of exchange drawn by them from New England on 21 July 1711 for the value by them taken up there in New England currency at 40l. per cent. exchange for buying up provisions etc. for the Expedition to Canada, 12,544l. 6s. 6d.
41,395 5 10½
total of the supers £248,791 8 11
money paid into the Exchequer 16 April 1720 to balance the Accompt £2,996 10
and so this Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 26 April 1720.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: NAVY TREASURER.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1733, ROLL 162 [A.O.1/1733/162].

Richard Hampden, Treasurer of the Navy Royal and of the Victualling.

20 March 1717–18 to 31 December 1718.

Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the Accomptant's first Accompt of this service nil
Receipts: money received of John Aislabie, the preceding Treasurer of the Navy, in tallies and orders on the Land Tax:
on the Land Tax anno 1716
188 10
£ s. d.
on ditto anno 1718 84,500 0 0
84,688 10
money imprested out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 4 George I, in further part of 1,000,000l. by Privy Seal of 25 Nov. 4 George I
7,000 0 0
Easter term, 4 & 5 George I, in full of the same 414,253 4 7
the same term, in part of 1,000,000l. by Privy Seal of 30 April 4 George I 27,787 14 4
Michaelmas term, 5 George I, in further part of the same 403,241 3 8
852,282 2 7
charges on account of the Navy:
money defalked for imprest bills (dated as below) paid by former Treasurers and cleared within the time of this Accompt:
Andrew Fanewell (15 April 1712)
3,834 15 2
Daniel Wiseman (21 Jan. 1716–17 and 31 July 1717) 41 15 0
William Hogg (8 July 1717 and 15 May 1718) 270 0 0
Thomas Pool Parminter (16 June 1717) 28 17 8
Capt. Coningsby Norbury (31 Oct. 1710) 59 14
Capt. Digby Dent (28 July 1715) 9 16 0
4,244 18
money received for stores sold etc.:
for old stores and provisions sold
393 6
for dead men's clothes and tobacco sold 145 14 1
for bedding supplied 21 0 0
for stores lost etc. 29 4 4
for clothes supplied in sick quarters 21 18 11
Capt. Digby Dent for supernumeraries on the Swift sloop 1 13 4
for sundry abatements 90 16 1
703 12
money received of James, Earl of Carnarvon (now Duke of Chandos), late Paymaster of the Army, in 4l. per cent. annuities, by Royal Warrant of 21 Feb. 1717–18, to complete 17,539l. 12s.d., the value of bills drawn by Col. Hunter on the Commissioners of Victualling 5,732 3 11¾
money arising from interest on tallies and orders on the Malt Act anno 1718 630 0 0
charges on account of the Victualling:
money received on accompt of the victualling service for debts due on victualling accompts (234l. 18s.d.), for damaged bread etc. (1,355l. 4s.d.), for old stores sold (558l. 1s.d.), and for abatements on bills (429l. 9s.d.); from Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, for deductions from the four Independent Companies at Annapolis Royal and four others at Placentia for provisions furnished 26 Dec. 1714 to 24 Aug. 1717, by Royal Warrant of 13 Aug. 1718 (4,000l.); money defalked for imprests cleared (Nathaniel Prullen, 29 Nov. 1716 30l.; William Partridge, 14 Aug. 1717 26l. 19s. 2d.; John Shales, 17 April 1717 61l. 13s. 8d.)
6,696 6
total charge and receipts £954,977 14
Discharge.
Emptions and provisions, detailed 81,149 15 3
salaries:
James, Earl of Berkeley, as First Commissioner for executing the office of Lord High Admiral, at 3,000l. per an. from 26 Dec. 1717 to 18 March 1717–18 and at 1,000l. to Ladyday 1718 and half year to Michaelmas 1718; and as Vice Admiral of Great Britain at 20l. per diem, 13 March 1717–18 to Michaelmas 1718; and for the wages of 16 men at 10s. each per mensem, same time
1,469 10 9
David, Earl of Rothes, Vice Admiral of Scotland; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718 750 0 0
Matthew Aylmer (now Lord Aylmer), another Commissioner, at 1,000l. per an., 26 Dec. 1717 to 18 March 1717–18; and as Rear Admiral of Great Britain, 13 March 1717–18 to Michaelmas 1718; and for the wages of twelve servants at 10s. each per mensem 434 8 5
Sir John Norris, another Commissioner at 1,000l. per an., 19 March 1717–18 to Ladyday 1718 and half year to Michaelmas 1718 519 8 11
Sir John Jennings, another Commissioner, ditto, ditto 519 8 11
Sir Charles Wager, another Commissioner, ditto, ditto; and as Comptroller of the Navy at 500l. per an. for Ladyday quarter 1718 644 8 11
Sir George Byng, William Chetwynd and John Cockburne, three other Commissioners, at 1,000l. per an. each; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718 2,250 0 0
Josiah Burchet, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; same time 600 0 0
Sir Henry Penrice, President and Judge of the Admiralty Court; same time 300 0 0
Dr. Richard Fuller, Advocate General for the office of Lord High Admiral; same time 10 0 0
John Coupland, Deputy Judge Advocate; same time 111 4 0
Edward Honeywood, Judge Advocate of the Fleet; same time 139 0 0
George Townsend, ‘Councill at Law’ to the Admiralty and Navy; same time 75 0 0
John Warter, Assistant to the ‘Councill at Law’, in lieu of fees; same time 300 0 0
James Littleton and Thomas Colby, two of the Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy; same time 750 0 0
Charles Sergison, Clerk of the Acts of the Navy, Jacob Acworth, Surveyor of the Navy, John Fawler, Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts, and Richard Burton, Comptroller of the Treasurer's Accompts; same time 1,500 0 0
Thomas Swanton, Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts, Ladyday quarter 1718; and as Comptroller of the Navy, half year to Michaelmas 1718 375 0 0
William Clevland, Comptroller of the Storekeeper's Accompts; half year to Michaelmas 1718 250 0 0
Francis Dove, a Principal Officer and Navy Commissioner at Plymouth; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718 375 0 0
Isaac Townsend, another, at Portsmouth; same time 375 0 0
John Bridger, Surveyor General of the King's Woods in America; Ladyday quarter 1718 and 26 March 1718 to 18 June 1718 96 14 1
Charles Burniston, succeeding him; 19 June 1718 to Michaelmas 1718 53 5 11
Joseph Griffin, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Kinsale Yard; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718; and for house rent and stationery ware 86 5 0
John Beavour, his clerk; same time 22 10 0
Charles Alleyne, Clerk of the Check and Storekeeper of Harwich Yard; same time; and for stationery ware 78 15 0
William Jeffreys, his clerk; same time 22 10 0
Thomas Warren, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Deal; half year to Midsummer 1718; and for transmitting the daily lists 106 0 0
George Atkins, Storekeeper at Lisbon; threequarters to Michaelmas 1718 150 0 0
Richard Larkin, clerk, half-year to Michaelmas 1718 25 0 0
John Loton, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Port Mahon; 29 May 1718 to Michaelmas 1718 64 16 8
Thomas Barker, his clerk; same time 16 4 2
Daniel Furzer, Storekeeper at Port Mahon; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718 69 10 0
James Graves, an extra clerk for examining books etc. relating to petitions etc.; same time 37 10 0
clerks belonging to the Admiralty Office, detailed 885 0 0
clerks belonging to the Clerk of the Acts, detailed 568 15 9
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Navy, detailed 652 10 0
clerks belonging to the Surveyor of the Navy, detailed 343 9 0
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts of the Navy, detailed 537 10 0
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Treasurer's Accompts of the Navy, detailed 406 18 11
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts of the Navy, detailed 465 0 0
clerks belonging to the Navy Ticket Office, detailed 511 16 1
clerks belonging to James Littleton, a Navy Commissioner, detailed 97 10 0
clerks belonging to Francis Dove, another Navy Commissioner, detailed 60 0 0
clerks belonging to Isaac Townsend, another Navy Commissioner, detailed 60 0 0
Kendrick Edisbury, a Commissioner for Sick and Hurt Seamen; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718 300 0 0
clerks belonging to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen, detailed 182 10 0
Elizabeth Willis, housekeeper; messengers, porters etc., detailed 463 3 0
John Aislabie, late Navy Treasurer; 26 Dec. 1717 to 19 March 1717–18 466 13 4
Richard Hampden, succeeding him; 20 March 1717–18 to Michaelmas 1718 1,033 6 8
Thomas Weddell, Paymaster to the said Treasurers; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718 375 0 0
Thomas Hawes, their Accountant; same time 300 0 0
clerks belonging to the Navy Treasurer's Office, detailed 597 10 0
Rebecca Strangeways, their housekeeper, doorkeepers etc., detailed 45 0 0
20,928 3 6
pensions:
Sir Stafford Fairbourne, at 600l. per an. from 26 Dec. 1709 (on discontinuance of his half pay as Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Fleet) to 31 Dec. 1714, less half pay as Vice Admiral already paid
719 17 3
Sir Thomas Hopson; Michaelmas quarter 1717 153 15 0
Richard Edwards, Thomas Jennings and Benjamin Tymewell, having been many years Navy Commissioners; same time 187 10 0
Sir John Munden, a superannuated Sea Officer; same time 84 17 6
John Hubbard and Christopher Myngs, having been Senior Captains in the Navy; same time 100 0 0
Captains Woolfron, Cornwall and Humphrey Sanders for pensions at 10s. per diem each in consideration of their long service; same time 97 0 0
Capt. Robert Robinson; same time 38 16 0
William Dale and Balthazar St. Mitchel; same time 75 0 0
Captains William Hockede, John Mitchel, John Redman, Lionel Ripley, Matthew Teate and Peter Watton; same time 196 8 6
Capt. Thomas Wilshaw, for long service and age, loss of a leg and other wounds; same time 25 0 0
five Master Attendants of Yards, detailed; same time 125 0 0
five Captains, detailed; same time 121 5 0
Capt. Humphrey Blowers; Midsummer quarter 1717 18 4 0
four Captains, detailed; Michaelmas quarter 1717 77 12 0
Isaac Delajelle and John Maretts, French sea officers and refugees; same time 25 0 0
William Erovard, having been a pilot on the French coast; same time 12 10 0
Peter Cock; 31 July 1717 to 29 Sept. 1717 7 17 2
Capt. Samuel Tilley; Michaelmas quarter 1717 14 11 0
Lieutenants Peter Huzee and David Taverner; same time 24 5 0
superannuated boatswains, lieutenants, widows, children, masters of ships, surgeons, etc.; detailed at length 2,268 4 0
4,372 12 5
flag pay:
Charles Cornwall, as Vice Admiral of the Blue; 1 Oct. 1717 to 30 Dec. 1717
230 0 0
James Littleton; 26 March 1718 to 4 April 1718 25 0 0
Sir Charles Wager, as Vice Admiral of the Red; 17 March 1717–18 to 29 March 1718 32 10 0
rewards and bounty: Samuel Billingsley, William Banks, Stephen Burle, Thomas Brown, Richard Burchet, Robert Clancey, Daniel Cambell, John Coleman, Robert Douglas, Samuel Durham, John Gewin, Thomas Gunnis. Thomas Morley, William Penrose, John Pindar, Humphrey Rand, Richard Tillear, Thomas Watson, Thomas Wankford, William Webber, Richard Whithurst and John Young, for instructing youth in several ships, named, in Seamanship and Navigation; Capt. Edward Folkinham of the sloop Trial for the charge of doctors etc. during the cure of his wounds received by a gunshot in his breast in fight against a French ship in the West Indies, 22 July 1712; Captains Edward Holland, George Martin and John Roberts for having conducted the Press, 29 March 1718 to 2 June 1718; Capt. Robert Watkins for ditto, 29 March 1718 to 15 May 1718; Andrew Sampson and Robert Giles for attending the Rochester with a hooker; Robert Giles and Morrice Eager for a like service to the Fox; Charles Steven and Samuel Mills, watermen, for attending the regulating Captains; William Dobree for the Officers and Ships' Companies of the Hope and Churchill, two English privateers, captors of the French privateer Elizabeth, 22 Jan. 1709–10; Samuel Eyre for ditto of the Panther and Experiment, captors of La Galathee, a French privateer, 4 Jan. 1711–12 append page 167 and of the Jolly Intention de Calais, another, 14 April 1711; several persons for importing naval stores from the Plantations; Sir Harcourt Master, Richard Burton and Joseph Gascoigne for the Officers etc. of the Hampton Court and Sterling Castle, captors of the French privateer Tolouse, 21 Nov. 1711 34,735 3 7
disbursements of divers natures: Capt. John Balchen, Lieut. Thomas Billop, Lieut. Samuel Braithwaite, Lieut. Nathaniel Darkin, Capt. Francis Drake, Lieut. William Elford, Capt. John Fletcher, Capt. John Gray, Lieut. George Hart, Capt. Francis Knighton, Lieut. Joseph Laws, Capt. Joseph Lingen, the Executors of Lieut. Edward Mansfield, Capt. Streynsham Master, Lieut. John Orme, Lieut. Alexander Orrock, Lieut.Yelverton Peyton, Lieut. Robert Prosser, Lieut. Henry Power, Lieut. Joshua Pain (and for being put on board a Dutch ship seized on suspicion of being bound to Sweden and by stress of weather driven into Scotland where he had to defend an action brought against him by the ship owners), Capt. Richard Rouzier, Lieut. James Robinson, the Executors of Lieut. John Smith, Lieut. Christopher Symons, Lieut. Arthur Trevor, Lieut. Thomas Waterhouse, Capt. Joseph Winder, Lieut. Gilbert Wallis, for expenses of pressing and procuring men for ships, named; Joseph Griffin, Clerk of the Check at Kinsale Yard, for tallow sent to Jamaica etc.; Richard Lea, ditto at Portsmouth yard, for disbursements; Lewis Quoite, George Worthy and others, for counting 303,090l.; John Ireland, late Mayor of Yarmouth, for sending expresses and helping to save the Deal Castle's boat; Capt. Ralph Sanderson for disbursements for the cure of his wounds received in action off Madera 24 Jan. 1711–12; Andrew Fanevill as agent for Sir Hovenden Walker, Rear Admiral of the White, for stores etc. for the late Expedition to Canada (5,164l. 2s. 8d.); Captain Walter Riddell and Capt. Thomas Scott, for repairs to ships (named etc.); Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee (273l. 3s. 8d.) 6,756 18 3
travelling charges 1,722 15 3
victualling charges: to several persons who served as volunteers, for their diet 348 6 2
pilotage 2,005 2 8
free gifts: to several surgeons for their chests 828 12 8
hire and freight 132 4 9
rent: Thomas Colby and James Littleton, Navy Commissioners, for house rent; John Fawler, Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts, for ditto; the Executors of Denis Lyddell, for rent of the house for reposing books etc.; Kendrick Edisbury, for house rent; Sir Nicholas Morrice, bt., for rent of Mountwise, Stoke Damerel, co. Devon; Isaac Howard, for rent of two barge houses; Sir Samuel Garrard, bt. and others, for the rent of convex lights; Samuel Percival, Assistant to the Clerk of the Acts, for house rent; Philadelphia Rider, for rent of the Treasury Office; William Warren, for rent of the London Bridge water laid into the Navy Office Yard 473 10 0
£ s. d.
wages and entertainment of Officers and Mariners on board the following ships etc.:
the Adventure (Thomas Reynolds, Commander); 29 July 1715 to 9 Oct. 1718
8,705 14 0
the Argyle (Christopher Oates, First Lieut.); 8 March 1714–15 to 1 Dec. 1718 15,936 18 11
the Bedford galley (Samuel Atkins, Commander); 20 March 1717–18 to 26 March 1718 4 18 3
the Glasgow (William Lloyd, Commander); 14 Feb. 1714–15 to 20 April 1718 5,953 7 11
the Kinsale (Edward Storey, Commander); 20 Oct. 1715 to 24 Nov. 1718 5,828 12 5
the King George (Peter Furzer, Master); 8 April 1718 to 8 Nov. 1718 98 2 1
the Newcastle (William Passenger, Commander); 30 March 1717 to 7 Aug. 1718 5,438 2 2
the North Foreland (Henry Westfall, Master); 18 April 1714 and 8 Nov. 1718 76 6 1
the Speedwell (George Clinton, Commander); 28 June 1716 to 3 Dec. 1718 4,409 13 8
the Swift sloop (Digby Dent, Commander); 8 Feb. 1714–15 to 23 Dec. 1718 3,140 16 0
the Tryal sloop (George Hitchcock, Commander); 14 Aug. 1716 to 14 July 1718 2,089 10 7
the Winchelsea (Bartholomew Candler, Commander); 11 Aug. 1716 to 1 Dec. 1718 4,442 2 6
56,124 4 7
the Yards: 1 April 1717 to 30 Sept. 1717 (unless otherwise stated below):
the shipyards in ordinary:
Deptford (James Beverley, clerk of the check)
2,032 14 3
Woolwich (Daniel Wiseman, ditto) 1,912 11 5
Chatham (Thomas Pool Parminter, ditto) 7,156 16 11
Sheerness (William Hogg, ditto) 1,554 13 0
Portsmouth (Richard Lea, ditto) 6,336 18 1
Plymouth (Ambrose Warham, master attendant) 2,747 15 9
Lisbon (William Tomlinson, able seaman); 1 July 1717 to 30 June 1718 97 8 9
the shipyards in extraordinary:
Deptford (John Cull, servant to the master shipwright, and others)
12,577 5 4
Woolwich (Thomas Aldridge, ditto) 12,052 2 11
Chatham (Robert Beresford, ditto) 16,758 5 1
Sheerness (Thomas White, ditto) 3,749 11 0
Portsmouth (Thomas Bucknell, ditto) 26,007 18 4
Plymouth (Ralph Battle, ditto) 10,633 16 3
Lisbon (James Skey, shipwright); 1 July 1717 to 30 Sept. 1718 159 2 8
the ropeyards:
Woolwich (Samuel Gibson, servant to the master rope-maker, and others)
2,286 9 0
Chatham (Thomas Adams, ditto) 2,550 2 9
Portsmouth (Thomas Melmerby, clerk of the yard, and others) 1,768 18 8
Hamoze (Robert Young, ditto) 999 6 11
111,381 17 1
(total payments as above 321,246l. 16s. 2d.)
and on accompt of the Victualling:
emptions and provisions
38,031 1 3
allowance to pursers etc., detailed, for the balance of their victualling accompts 6,665 18 3
workmanship, detailed 1,614 13 10
hire and freight 1,316 1 4
disbursements 638 3 8
salaries:
Henry Vincent, late a Commissioner for Victualling, 26 Dec. 1717 to 18 March 1717–18, 92l. 4s. 5d.; Edward Elliott, another Commissioner, 19 March 1717–18 to Xmas 1718, 307l. 15s. 7d.; Thomas Reynolds, another, year to Xmas 1718, 400l.; Robert Arris, Thomas Bere, Owen Buckingham and Peter Jeys, four others, three quarters to Michaelmas 1718, 1,200l.; Denzill Onslow, another, half year to Midsummer 1718, 200l.; Sprig Manesty, their secretary, year to Xmas 1718, 200l., and clerks, detailed, 140l.; Jeys Seawell, Cashier of the Victualling, and his clerks, detailed, 350l.; John Bishop, Accountant General to the Commissioners, and his clerks, detailed, 314l. 5s.; John Russington, Chief Clerk, for checking Treasurer and Assigning Bills, 80l.; James Lovelace, Clerk of the Issues, and his clerk, detailed, 127l. 10s.; John Sargent, Accountant for Victualling Stores and his clerks, detailed, 240l. 13s.; Nathaniel Rich, a Chief Clerk, and his clerk, detailed, 80l.; George Butler, another Chief Clerk, and his clerks, detailed, 127l. 10s.; John Hayward, another Chief Clerk, and his clerks, detailed, 157l. 9s. 7d.; Joseph Maxey, master cooper to the Victualling, and his clerk, detailed, 150l.; Samuel Row, Clerk of the Cuttinghouse, and his clerk, detailed, 90l.; Nathaniel Bullen, Clerk to the Hartshorne brewhouse, and clerk, detailed, 120l.; John Silvester, Muster Master, and his clerk, detailed, 112l. 10s.; hoytaker, messenger, clerks etc., detailed, 226l. 4s. 11d.
4,716 2 6
wages, detailed 5,752 6 8
rent etc.: Owen Buckingham and Denzill Onslow, for house rent; Joseph Maxey, Master Cooper, ditto; rents of the Hartshorn brewery; rents of wharves. victualling houses etc. 265 16 2
necessary and extra necessary money 6,045 12 0
travelling charges 4 4 0
65,050 9 8
money paid as reward to Thomas Reynolds, by Royal Sign Manual of 23 July 1718, for services in the Victualling 1,000 0 0
money paid on the Annual Allowance of 2,000l. per an. granted by Royal Sign Manual of 17 June 1718 to James, Earl of Berkeley; 19 March 1717 to Xmas 1718 1,532 17 6
ordinary allowances: Exchequer fees 6l. 13s. 4d.; this Accomptant, for the declaration of this and the preceding Accompt 16l. 13s. 4d.; Thomas Hawes, for passing the said Accompts and for stationery 42l. 10s. 65 16 8
money paid for satisfying the Interest on South Sea Stock; half year to Midsummer 1718 104,676 17 10½
total payments and allowances £493,572 17 10½
and so remains £461,404 16 5
whereof depending on sundry persons for money imprested within the time of this Accompt:
Thomas Appleby, Messenger to the Navy Office
124 7
and for the service of the Victualling: Thomas Re veil, for the ships at Lisbon 575 0 0
to the same, for the ships in the Mediterranean 3,366 13 4
John Sargent, agent at Lisbon, for salary 50 0 0
Edward Bubb, his clerk, ditto 15 0 0
Alonzo Vere, for the ships in the Baltic 3,672 6 0
Col. Robert Hunter, Governor of New York, for buying up provisions for the Expedition to Canada 1711 5,468 18 9
13,147 5
£13,272 5
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted £448,132 5
Declared 5 September 1721.

Footnotes

  • 1. See D.N.B. notice of Lord Anson; he had just obtained his Lieutenant's Commission.