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January 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: January 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 100-111. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84299 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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January 1703, 1-15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals And Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports And Other Entries : All Not Of The Nature Of Treasury Minutes. 1702-3.
January 1. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment out of Civil List moneys in the Exchequer of the yearly sum of 240l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands in America : to commence as from Lady day last and to be payable quarterly during his continuance in that Government. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 514.
Jan. 2. Letter of direction for 40,000l. to Charles Fox upon account for the pay from 1702 Dec. 24 for the 40000 men for the Allies : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax passed in the present Session of Parliament. Disposition Book XVI, p. 127.
William Lowndes to [the Earl of Ranelagh] to receive forthwith from the Bank of England 18000l. loans (depositing with them 19000l. tallies on last year's Land Tax and Subsidies) and to apply and pay same together with 13315l. 14s. 8d. of like tallies in your hands to Walter Whitfeild, Treasurer for the 6 Marine Regiments, for their subsistence, offreckonings and clearings to Dec. 24 last : and to be reckoned as part of 10000 soldiers for sea service. (Same dated Jan. 4 to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 315l. 14s. 8d. to Walter Whitfeild as above.) Ibid, pp. 133, 135.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to make up Lionell Herne's account of money received for cancelling Exchequer Bills. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 109.
Same to said Herne. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your memorial relating to Exchequer Bills cancelled between 1698 Nov. 22 and 1702 Dec. 24. You are to pay back into the Exchequer the rest of the cancelled Bills and take a tally for same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Palmer showing that he was discharged from his place as Solicitor of the Salt Duties and praying that in regard of several services which he has performed "he may be considered for the same." Reference Book VIII, p. 27.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Trotter shewing that he has been an officer of the Customs 10 years and since made collector of Scarborough and "the salary being very small prays to be collector of Whitby, it being now vacant." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Vanden Anker of London, merchant, shewing that he has been a considerable trader for 40 years and paid great sums for Customs but is reduced by great losses : therefore praying employment in the Customs. Ibid, p. 30.
Same to Walter Whitfeild of the petition of the clothiers of the six Marine Regiments praying payment of their clothing debt out of the offreckonings of the said Regiments. Ibid.
Same to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the petition of Dorothy Wynn, widow of Owen Wynn, late Warden of the Mint, praying payment of 49l. 18s. 6d. which she expended in passing her husband's accounts. Ibid.
Jan. 4. Treasurer Godolphin's allowance of the 1702 Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Hackney Coaches office : total 207l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVI, p. 266.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for last Xmas quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber ;
250l. each to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frecheville ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Henrietta Lady Godolphin ; Jane, Lady Hyde ; Ann, Countess of Abingdon ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Anne, Lady Spencer ; Lady Rachell, Marchioness of Hartington ; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
75l. each to the following for same quarter as Maids of Honour : viz. Ann South, Rosamonda Yardburgh ; Jane Kingdon, Mary Stanhope, Isabella Wentworth, Letitia Frowde.
125l. each to the following for same quarter as Women of the Bedchamber to the Queen viz. Agnata Cooper, Margaret Feilding, Abigail Hill, Beata Danvers.
(Money orders dated Jan. 4 hereon). (Letters of direction dated hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 238. Order Book V, p. 427. Disposition Book XVI, p. 136.
Same for 500l. to Viscount Duplin, as assignee of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, for half a year to 1702 June 24 on the pension granted to him by Charles II. Money Book XVI, p. 239.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett for last Sept. 29 quarter's allowance for attendance and disbursements for the Treasury Office.
5l. to John Farra for carrying letters for same quarter. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 239. Order Book V, p. 433.
Same for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for last Xmas quarter's salary. (Money order dated Jan. 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 240. Order Book V, p. 426.
Same for 54l. to Anne Bowtell, widow, in part of 154l. due to her on account of her late husband's redeeming captives from slavery [in Barbary]. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 240. Order Book V, p. 433.
Same dormant for 1200l. per an. to Sir Bevill Granville as Capt. General and Governor in Chief of Barbados and several other islands and places in America : to commence as from 25 July 1702 : and to be payable out of the Four and a half per cent. Duty in specie : as by the privy seal of Nov. 24 last. Money Book XVI, p. 240.
Money warrant for 875l. to the Commissioners of Accounts as by the late Act of Parliament, for one quarter to Xmas last on their allowance : viz. Francis Scobell, William Bromley of Harwich, James Bridges, Henry St. John, Sir Godfrey Copley bart, Robert Byerly and Thomas Cooke [being 125l. each]. (Money order dated Jan. 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 241. Order Book V, p. 433.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Money Book XVI, p. 241.
Money warrant for 400l. to Henry Baker : on account : for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 243. Order Book V, p. 432. Disposition Book XVI, p. 136.
Money order for 295l. 3s. 0d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, being for 140 days for diet [for himself] at 5d. a day for 1702 July 30 to Dec. 17 and for necessaries by him delivered to the Officers of the Exchequer Court in Michaelmas term 1702. Order Book V, p. 430.
Same for 40l. to John Cook, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Court of the Exchequer, for 3 quarters to 1702 Sept. 29 on his several fees and allowances of 20l. per an. for keeping the records of Recusants' forfeitures and 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for extracting fines and amerciaments. Ibid., p. 431.
Letter of direction for the issue of 16,081l. 9s. 4d. to the Rt. Honble. John Howe, Paymaster of the Forces : out of loans on this year's Land Tax : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
In part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. (part of 352,000l.) for Guards and Garrisons [anno 1703] :
for the subsistence of the Guards and Regiments in England from Dec. 25 last to Jan. 31 inst. including the Commissaries, Provost Marshal and his men : being 4 weeks at 2884l. 3s. 4d. per week 11536 13 4
for the subsistence of 6 Companies in the West Indies viz. 4 Companies at New York, one at Bermudas and one at Newfoundland from 24 Dec. last upon account 501 6 0
In part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. (other part of the abovesaid 352,000l.) towards the charge of maintaining 10,000 soldiers for sea service with their Officers and contingents [anno 1703] :
for the subsistence of Lord Lucas's Regiment Major General Earl's, Col. Hamilton's, Charlemont's, Earl of Donegal's and Col. Colenbine's : upon account from 24 Dec. last 4043 10 0
16081 9 4
Disposition Book XVI, p. 134.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]. I have acquainted my Lord with your memorial for subsistence in England (11,536l. 13s. 4d.), for several Companies in the West Indies (501l. 6s. 0d.) and for 6 Marine Regiments (4043l. 10s. 0d.).
As to the Forces in England my Lord makes no difficulty in ordering the subsistence, supposing there is no danger of their payments exceeding the muster rolls. As to the Forces in New York my Lord doubts they are not near complete and therefore what is issued to them must be on account till the muster rolls come, which ought to be hastened : and care is to be taken that the payments for subsistence do not exceed their full pay. The like care will be necessary for the Forces in the West Indies Islands. As there will be an opportunity of sending [money], thither speedily with the Earl of Peterborough it ought to be considered what advances of subsistence or credit should be furnished to those Troops till there be another occasion [opportunity] of sending. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Whitfield [Paymaster of Marines] for a perfect state of his accounts to Xmas last. Ibid., p. 110.
Same to Mr. Warre. Send to my Lord Treasurer what regulations if any are made for mustering the Troops under the command of the Earl of Peterborough in the West Indies. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Pickup as a tidesman in the Inferior List London port loco Edward Blankarne preferred.
Edward Blankarne as a same in the Superior List ibid. loco Henry Baker deceased.
William Remington (waiter and searcher for the guard of the coast near Barnstaple) to be waiter and searcher at Barnstaple loco Charles Northcott, lately preferred to be Customer of Boston.
William Pigings as tidesman and boatman at Rye loco Thomas Gowen deceased.
William Dampier's salary as an extraordinary landcarriageman London port to be continued on the establishment during his absence at sea "for some time upon public service." Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 231, 232.
Same by same to the executors of Robert Humfrys to deliver to Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of the Crown Revenues in Wales, the books, records and other writings relating to the accounts of the Alienation Office, which records were in the hands of the said Humfrys at the time of his death : which said accounts "have been time out of mind under the audit and examination of the Auditor of Wales and ought therefore to remain with him." Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 488.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises at Chatham (a piece of land near Rochester with 6 cottages thereon) in order to a lease thereof to William Lavender.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Lavender's petition for same. The premises were certified by Rowland Crisp, the Victualler's agent at Chatham, to be worth only 18l. per an. Warrants not relating to Money XVII, p. 490.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Henry Holmes Esq. of a parcel of ground called the Tilt Yard and the Garden called Walsingham Garden with the messuage erected thereon extending north from a certain passage near Pickering House to another passage called Sir Stephen Fox's Alley on the south, and abutting east on a lane leading from Charing Cross towards Westminster and west on the wall and garden of St. James's Park, being 98 feet in length at one end and 35 in width : which premises were demised to Sir Robert Holmes 1672 May 25.
Prefixing : particular by auditor H. Shales and memorandum of the premises : and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., pp. 491-3.
Letters patent by same appointing John Thrale to be assistant and chief clerk in the Office commonly called the Transfer Office, with the yearly fee or salary of 100l. per an. as from Xmas last : to be paid by the Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets : and 1200l. per an. is hereby to be paid to Thomas Strickland, who is constituted to act in the office of Commissioner or Chief Officer in the said Transfer Office till such time as a Commissioner or Chief Officer be appointed : out of which sum said Strickland is hereby to pay 100l. per an. to said Thrale by virtue hereof. Ibid., p. 494.
Jan. 5. Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to constitute and appoint William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch to be Agents for Taxes (Agents for holding intelligence and to correspond with the Receivers General of Taxes and to inspect, manage and look after the bringing in thereof &c.) : with the salary of 200l. per an. each from Xmas last. (The privy seal bears date the 20th January inst.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 507-8.
Money warrant for 262l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Done [one of the Auditors of Imprests] for stating the accounts of the 2 old Marine Regiments for 8¾ years ended 1698 Oct. 1. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 241. Order Book V, p. 432.
Treasurer Godolphin's allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for 1702 Xmas quarter : total 1287l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVI, p. 243.
Same of the same quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office : total 5491l. 18s. 11¾d. : and of the Malt Duty Office : total 177l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., pp. 244-7.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follow the sum of 68,279l. 18s. 0½d. received between 8 Dec. last and 5 Jan. inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 18,099l. 15s. 8d. from Window Duty, 1979l. 3s. 4d. from Additional Impositions, 10l. 0s. 3½d. from New Duty on salt ; 3392l. 5s. 7½d. from the New Duty on paper Continued, 17884l. 0s. 9½d. from New Customs, 6646l. 0s. 3d. from Marriage Duties; 21,268l. 12s. 1d. from Continued Impositions : the distribution and application to be hereby as follows :
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 5th Jan., 1702. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 46455 1 6 779 12 0
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 283818 9 3 5709 13 6
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 628261 7 9 12853 19 8
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 78865 13 4 1251 5
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 144197 15 9 2991 13
Salt 1711500 0 0 901029 5 23988 3
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 78415 0 2242 10 10
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 346000 0 0 6239 11 0
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 182606 17 3141 3 2
Marriages 64800 0 0 429909 2 0 9082 5 9
4871611 8 0 3119558 13 68279 18
Ibid., p. 248.
Treasurer Godolphin's allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Salt Office for 1702 Xmas quarter : total 995l. Ibid., p. 249.
Money order for 300l. to Sir Bevill Granville for one quarter to 1702 Oct. 25 on his allowance of 1200l. per an. as Capt. General and Governor in Chief of Barbados and several other Islands and places in America : as by the privy seal of Nov. 24 last. Order Book V, p. 427.
Same for 150l. to same for half a year to Xmas 1702 for the rent of Mote Park (which was laid into the Great Park at Windsor) as by the sign manual of Dec. 31 last. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 6 hereon. Ibid., p. 427. Disposition Book XVI, p. 136.
Letter of direction for 96,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, for the service of the Navy and Victualling : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax [anno 1703] newly granted : to be applied for satisfying half a year to 1702 Sept. 29 to the Yards : 35,000l. thereof to be placed to the head of Ordinary and 61,000l. to the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XVI, p. 135.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John Howe to pay 300l. (without deduction of poundage) for the charge of medicines for the Troops designed for the West Indies : and to charge same to said Troops and deduct it from their pay. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 110.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes forthwith to lay before the Lord Treasurer an account of your actings and doings in relation to the prizes taken at Vigo since your last representation concerning same. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Josiah Keeling shewing that in consideration of his great services he had assigned to him an office in the Victualling of the Navy with 100l. per an. salary, of which he was disposessed in the first year of Wm. III. : therefore praying relief. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 112.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Martin Bayly, prisoner in Chelmsford County Gaol, praying remission of his fine of 40 marks for which he has lain in prison over 3 years. Ibid., p. 113.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hector Harris for a non pros to the information against him for some prohibited goods which he took for a debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 30.
Jan. 6. Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Isaac Newton Esq., Master Worker of the Mint : as imprest for the service of the Mint : to be issued out of Coinage Duty money in the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated Jan. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 511. Money Book XVI, p. 250. Order Book V, p. 436.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Fox for the service of the Forces to act with the Allies : to be applied towards enabling the Officers to carry on the service for their recruits from Dec. 24 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 138.
William Lowndes to Mr. Dodd for an account of all moneys received by you of the Droits and Perquisites of Admiralty "which by virtue of an assignment made by his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral, bearing date the 27th of July last is liable to the Queen's disposal." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 111.
Same to Mr. Brewer for an account of moneys received by you as Receiver General of Prizes, distinguishing therein how much is for the Queen's part and how much for other uses. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account how the money for the Danish Subsidy has been remitted and how applied : and the like for the Subsidy to the Elector of Treves. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners for a report on the project delivered to you for enlarging the time for the export of foreign goods with the drawback. Ibid.
Jan. 6. Same to the Prizes Commissioners. You are to take care that the foreign fish taken as prize be not landed till further order. (The like notice to the Customs Commissioners). Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Major Gen. Erle praying that the 5 Regiments which were sent from Ireland to Cadiz upon the late Expedition and are now ordered to the West Indies may be paid their arrears, which he alleges to be due to them from the 14th of May last. Ibid.
Jan. 7. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue by way of imprest to the Earl of Ranelagh of the unissued remainder of last year's funds appropriated for the subsistence, offreckonings and clearings of the Guards and Garrisons in England and the Dominions thereunto belonging (Ireland excepted) to wit for the year ended 1702 Dec. 24 : the said appropriations being 352,000l. (including 87,105l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service) and likewise 700,000l. for 40,000 men to act in conjunction with the Forces of our Allies. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 509.
Money order for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1702 Michaelmas term on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book V, p. 434.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer to-morrow afternoon upon your memorial of the 6th inst. relating to fish and oil taken as prize. Until some method be found for making the best advantage of the said fish, care is to be taken that it be not landed in England or Wales. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 112.
Same to same to apply to the Admiralty for instructions as to the sale of the damnified cochineal in the prize warehouses in London port [the condition of] which is every day growing worse and worse. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Phillips, Commander of the Eaton frigate. Ibid., p. 116.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the re-landing of 4800l. of Ordnance money arrived at Portsmouth, having been put on board by order of the Principal Officers of the Ordnance for the service of the late Expedition to Cadiz. (Same to the Prizes Commissioners to obtain the proper orders from the Admiralty Court for re-landing the said money.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 493.
Jan. 8. Same by same to the Commissioners for Prizes to pay into the Receipt 6000l. out of prize money in the hands of John Brewer, Receiver General of Prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 247.
Money warrant for 15l. to the clerks in the Office of Pleas in the Exchequer Court for eleven years Easter 1692 to Easter 1702 on their fee of 60s. payable in every second year. Ibid., p. 254.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] relating to the freight of a ship to carry powder to Barbary [which is to go] towards the redemption of captives "and putting on board 2 months' provisions for them [the redeemed captives] at whole allowance." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 112.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the information of Thomas Vincent (referred from the Admiralty) touching the embezzlement of goods from the galleon taken by her Majesty's ship Ranelagh at Vigo : in which he accuses several officers of the Customs. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 113.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer approves of your proposal that (the Admiralty having discharged the Master of the Dixwell ketch) the goods landed out of her at Falmouth may be re-laded and brought to London port. Ibid.
Jan. 9. Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of the several gentlemen and freeholders of Counties of Denbigh and Montgomery praying that the grant of the Office of Keeper of the Original Seal for said Counties may be renewed to Ellis Meredith. Reference Book VIII, p. 32.
Jan. 11. Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, Clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for 1702 Xmas quarter viz. 15l. for himself and 5l. for a messenger. Order Book V, p. 434.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to put off the sale of the [Vigo prize] goods at Plymouth and other outports, by reason of the shortness of time for buyers to give commissions. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 114.
Jan. 12. Money warrant for 20l. to James Smith [as royal bounty] for his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 250. Order Book V, p. 432.
Same for 43l. to George, Duke of Northumberland for 86 days Sept. 29 last to Dec. 24 last on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle. Money Book XVI, p. 254.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List money : on account for the Household as by the Establishment of July 1 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 139.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners. The Navy Commissioners have laid before the Lord Treasurer their letter to you of the 6th inst. upon the observations made by the Comptroller of the Victualling as to the accounts of Philip Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling to the Earl of Orford. You are to observe the methods which the Navy Commissioners desire therein viz. in examining the imprest and other bills and in cancelling all imprest bills where Papillon has had perfect bills allowed by you. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 114.
Same to Mr. Maddox to hasten Sir Edward Seymour's reply to the additions, alterations and corrections made by the Navy Commissioners (in their letter of the 7th inst) to the said Seymour's voluntary charge as late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to proceed with all possible despatch in the examination of the Earl of Orford's voluntary charge for the year 1699 as late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to same. At your last attendance on the Lord Treasurer there was a discourse of furnishing money out of the revenue of Ireland for the service of the Queen's ships which have their stations there [Ireland]. Please report hereon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh. You are to continue to act in your office [as Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office] until Mr. Chudleigh's commission for said place be perfected. Ibid., p. 115.
Same to Mr. Dives, Mr. Segar and Mr. Fleetwood to assist Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer in the preparing of the account, which my Lord Treasurer desires, of all payments made in the Offices for payment of Annuities viz. from the beginning thereof to this time and particularly to give them an account of the names of the several proprietors of the 14 per cent. annuities on the Excise [under the Act of 4/5 Wm. and Mary c. 3] and the 10, 12 and 14 per cent. per an. [annuities] on Tonnage [of ships and Excise under the Act of 5/6 Wm. and Mary c. 20] ; with the numbers of their orders and the times to which they are paid. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewett enclosing a memorial [missing] of the Duke of Newcastle relating to Sherwood Forest. Send the Lord Treasurer a statement of the present condition of this forest and the present Establishment of officers there. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Navy Commissioners. On the case relating to the payment of a bill of 1164l. 15s. 4d. signed by you for the freight of a ship that carried powder to Barbary the Attorney General is of opinion that same is properly to be reckoned as naval service and is to be borne and defrayed out of the money appropriated for sea service. Ibid.
Jan. 12. Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Henry Holt on behalf of himself and the rest of the Officers of his late Regiment in the West Indies shewing that the Commissioners of Accounts are doubtful that the late King's warrant for allowing 3056l. 2s. 4d. to the said Regiment is not sufficient to enable them to certify for the said sum "by reason of some debts in the said warrant." Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] to the Lord Treasurer from William Holbech and the form proposed by him for making the Returns for the Duties on Houses and Marriages. Ibid., p. 117.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Joseph Phelps shewing that he holds by lease several pieces of ground lying between the Queen's meadows at Hampton Court and the river Thames, and that it hath been the custom for the lessee thereof to graze horses or cows there, which is [now] forbid by the Master of the [Queen's] Stud : therefore praying "that the said meadows may be fenced or a yearly allowance [made him] for the value of the said lands." Reference Book VIII, p. 31.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Jane Clifford shewing that her late husband became indebted 36l. to the Crown for Excise, for security whereof he made over an estate in Reading to Mr. Noel ; yet his personal estate was seized by the Excise Officers and appraised at 100l. : therefore praying that Mr. Noel may deliver up her writings of the estate at Reading. Reference Book VIII, p. 31.
Same to Henry Baker of the petition of Thomas Gleave, solicitor to the Acting Commissioners under 1 Wm. and Mary [Sess. 1, c. 32] to prevent the exportation of Wool, shewing that he has expended 153l. 7s. 11d. in prosecutions in the Exchequer Court, "which the said Commissioners having no salary cannot repay" : therefore praying payment. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild [Paymaster of Marines] of the petition of Col. Holt in behalf of himself and the Captains of his Regiment shewing that he has had several of his new raised men dead and that at the muster taken Oct. 24 last 69 men were respited although they were then actually raised and upon their march and arrived in 3 days after the muster ; and at the muster taken 14 Dec. following there were but 5 men wanting to complete the said Regiment and 20 recruits arrived the next day after the muster : therefore praying that the respits may be taken off in consideration that these respited were effective men and the Officers had subsisted them some a month and some 6 weeks [before the muster]. Ibid., p. 32.
Jan. 13. Money warrant for 47l. 4s. 2d. and 60l. to Lord Robert Russell, Clerk of the Pipe : being for one year to Xmas last on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. and on the ancient allowance of 60l. per an. for drawing down Recusants' convictions. Money Book XVI, p. 251.
Same for 113l. 16s. 7d. Henry Bradshaw, for the surplusage on his account as late sheriff for Co. Derby for the year ended 1701 Michaelmas. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 254. Order Book V, p. 438.
Letter of direction for 350l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to be by him paid over to Mr. Verrio ; viz. 150l. on account of painting at Hampton Court performed during the late King's reign and 200l. on account of the painting he is in hand with in the Great Stair Case at Windsor Castle according to a certificate signed by the Surveyor General of the Works : to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Hereof 150l. is to be paid out of the arrears of the late King William's Civil List revenues ; and the remaining 200l. out of the present Queen's Civil List revenue grown due since March 8 last. (William Lowndes to said Lloyd to so pay same). Disposition Book XVI, p. 138.
Same for 113,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : for the service of the Navy and Victualling : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax granted this session : and to be applied as follows :
£
to the head of Seamen's Wages being for pay to Flag Officers and for Captain's disbursements for pressing men and for pilots and for carrying on the pay of the Fleet 30000
to the head of Wear and Tear, being for 3 months' to the [Navy] course to carry on same to about midsummer 1702 [sic] 83000
£113000
Ibid., p. 139.
Treasury reference and recommendation to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Robert Butler for a place as surveyor of the Duties on Houses &c. Reference Book XVII, p. 31.
Jan. 14. Money warrant for 20l. to Peter Wagoner (Waganor) [as royal bounty] for his passage to Maryland whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 251. Order Book V, p. 432.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Captains of the three Troops of Guards praying the removal of the several respits on the muster rolls of said Troops between 1701-2 Feb. 25 and 1702 Dec. 24. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 116.
Jan. 15. Money warrant for the following sums to the Earl of Ranelagh as imprest [as late Paymaster of the Forces] viz. 28,590l. 10s. 0d. to complete 264,874l. 10s. 0d. (part of 352,000l.) for the subsistence of the Forces in England for the year ended 1702 Dec. 24 : and 20,288l. 3s. 4½d. to complete 87,125l. 10s. 0d. (remainder of said 352,000l.) towards the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service [for said year] : and 58,412l. 3s. 8½d. to complete 700,000l. for 40,000 men for the Allies for said year. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon for 108290l. 17s. 1d.). Money Book XVI, p. 252. Order Book V, p. 435.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Excise Commissioners propose that you continue your directions to the Searchers that before they verify and deliver out debentures for salt and fish exported, the said debentures be signed by the Salt officers in the respective ports appointed by the Salt Commissioners. You are to continue said directions to the Searchers as proposed. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 117.
Same to Mr. Ryley to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Wilcox praying payment of 1700l. for works by him performed in sundry royal parks and Windsor Forest and in building a house for the Stud Master at Hampton Court. Ibid., p. 119.