Warrant Book
January 1703, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: January 1703, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 111-127. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84300 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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January 1703, 16-31

Jan. 16. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward Harley Esq. of the office of one of the Auditors of Imprests loco Thomas Done lately deceased as amply as the said Done or Sir Richard Langley, or William Aldworth or any other predecessor therein.
Memorandum. This warrant was cancelled and another was signed the 4th March 1702 for granting to Mr. Harley the said office during his good behaviour ; "which was the only alteration." Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 517.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to repay to Customs officers of under 60l. per an. salary their assessments to the Aid granted in the last session of Parliament [the Land Tax as by 1 Anne St. 2, c. 2]. Money Book XVI, p. 252.
Same to the Postmasters General to let to farm for 3 years the revenue of the Post Office in the county of Lincoln : it appearing from the said Postmasters' memorial of the 5th inst. that said county has not hitherto been so well served with their letters as other parts of the nation, several towns therein not having the convenience of a post at all and others being obliged to pay an extraordinary tax above the common postage : and that proposals are made for serving the same much quicker and cheaper at a rent not less than any revenue accruing therefrom in the past. Ibid., p. 253.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir William Scawen and Henry Cornish praying payment of 2195l. 12s. 6¼d. for clothing furnished to the Regiment of Scotch Fuziliers. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 116.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Walter Buckby as a tidesman in the inferior list London port.
George Ekins (a tidesman in the inferior list ibid) as a same in the superior list ibid loco Edward Whitaker dismissed.
John Hodsdon as a same in the inferior list ibid, loco said Ekins.
Charles Northcott of Boston port to be collector there loco John Clarke, the late Customer and Collector. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 231, 232.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to appoint Thomas Wolstenholme as Customer of Bridgwater port. Ibid., p. 233.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Walcott praying 3 months respite so that he may sell his estate to discharge his debt due for Customs. Reference Book VIII, p. 31.
Jan. 18. Money warrant for 500l. to five Commissioners of Accounts [sic for the five Commissioners of Army Debts] (viz. Thomas Morrice of London merchant, Samuell Atkins of London Esqr., Thomas Lister of Coleby Co. Lincoln Esqr., William Farrer of Biddenham Co. Beds. Esqr. and George Langton of Langton Co. Lincoln Esqr.) viz. for 1702 Xmas quarter on their allowance of 400l. per an. each. (Money order dated Jan. 23 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 161. Order Book V, p. 437.
Letter of direction for the issue of 11,536l. 13s. 4d. to John Howe, Paymaster of the Forces, as in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for the Guards and Garrisons in England for one year from 1702 Dec. 24 : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax granted in the present Session : and is intended for 4 weeks' subsistence to the Guards and Regiments in England to Feb. 17 next. Disposition Book XVI, p. 139.
Same for 56,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces to act with the Allies : to be issued out of the like loans : and to be on account of the pay of the said Forces for the year 1703. Ibid., p. 140.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission to Lord Willoughby of Parham et al to enquire of the estates of Edward Scarsbrick et al outlawed for high treason ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII, p. 336 but with a quorum of 5 instead of 8 as there is difficulty in getting together such a number of the Commissioners. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 118.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the Duke of Bolton and Richard Cobb, two of the securities of Thomas Cobb late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Southampton, shewing that the said Cobb being lately dead has broke their measures in paying his debt and therefore praying longer time. Reference Book VIII, p. 31.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Henry Bunbury et al on behalf of the merchants of Chester praying that interest may not be insisted on for their Customs bonds provided the principal money thereof be discharged before May 1 next. Ibid.
Jan. 19. William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to take account of the gold, silver and damnified cochineal and indigo taken at Vigo and to report to the Lord Treasurer hereon. (Same to the Customs Commissioners to assist therein). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 117.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing a report [missing] from the Postmaster General relating to Mr. Tutchin's complaint against Mr. Castleton, Comptroller of the Penny Post Office. Ibid., p. 119.
J. Taylour to Capt. Francis Wyvell. The Lord Treasurer has received your letter relating to prize goods taken from on board the Dartmouth prize with an account of "your" goods taken from on board the Barfleur 7 Dec. last and carried to the Prize Office in London (which as you allege you bought at Port St. Mary) and desiring that you and your men may have your shares of the Dartmouth prize and that the Duty on your said goods may be ordered to be paid. Please apply to the Prizes Commissioners to whom the affairs of Prizes are wholly entrusted and who receive their orders from time to time from the Court of Admiralty. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to make a trial of the sale of the snuff and tobacco brought in the little galleon [from Cadiz] ; the said Commissioners thinking that the opportunity of a fleet going to Portugal may be a proper time to make trial of such sale : and further approving of the sale on Wednesday week of the damnified cochineal. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 495.
Jan. 20. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George, Prince of Denmark of an annuity, yearly rent or pension of 50,000l. per an. payable as to one moiety thereof out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, and as to the other moiety thereof out of the revenue of the Post Office : to hold for the joint lives of him and the Queen from 1702 June 24. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 511-12.
Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Thomas, Lord Raby as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia : the said ordinary to commence as from his departure out of the presence : with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. Ibid., p. 513.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the applying of the Queen's share of prizes to the use of the public ; the Queen having taken into her consideration that the Aids or Supplies granted in the last Session of Parliament for the service of 1702 are likely to prove very deficient of answering the several services for which they were intended and being resolved as much as in her lyeth to contribute to the ease of her subjects. Ibid., p. 515.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces, to pay the Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment from the 20th April to the 1st June 1702, as the 5 Regiments sent to Ireland have been paid : he having been at great expense in hastening the raising and completing the several Companies thereof wherein he met with many difficulties by reason of desertion in harvest time and upon occasion of their going to Holland. Ibid., p. 541.
Letter of direction for the issue of 4958l. 7s. 6d. to John Howe, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the Land Tax : and is intended for 6 weeks' subsistence to March 4 next to the Regiments of Charlemont, Donegal, Earle, Hamilton, and Collenbine : and is to be taken as part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for [10,000 men in] sea service for the present year. Disposition Book XVI, p. 140.
Same for 1500l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans on the Land Tax granted this Session : to be towards the pay for the year 1703 of the 40,000 men to act with the Allies. Ibid.
Same for 2410l. 19s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of the like loans : and is intended to be applied to the Victualling, to wit, in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Col. Dudley, Governor of New England Nov. 9 last payable to John Lloyd merchant in lieu of 3013l. 14s. 0d. current money of New England for the charge of bisket, bread, beef and pork bought there and shipped to Jamaica whither it was consigned to the Agent of the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy pursuant to the royal warrant of June 23 last. Ibid., p. 141.
[?] Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
Jan. 20. William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed account [missing] of the Duties on Marriages &c. for several Counties, Hundreds and years as therein mentioned. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 119.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to inform the Lord Treasurer what has been done on the warrant of June 30 last for reducing the Invalids to 75 men in each Company. Ibid., p. 120.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Pacey, administrator of John Ellis deceased late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Norfolk, praying in order to enable him [Pacey] to make up his [Ellis's] accounts that he [Pacey] may be appointed Receiver of the remainder of the Taxes for the year 1702 ; and proposing his fidelity sureties for the said employment. Reference Book VIII, p. 31.
Jan. 22. Money warrant for 955l. to Thomas, Lord Raby, as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia, viz. 500l. for equipage and 455l. a quarter's advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 255. Order Book V, p. 437. Disposition Book XVI, p. 142.
Money order for 75l. to the borough of Lyme Regis for three quarters to 1702 Sept. 29 on the annuity granted by Charles II for repair of the Cobb pier. Order Book V, p. 440.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of the clearings (from the muster rolls) to the 24th of October last for the 4 Regiments sent from Cadiz to the West Indies. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 120.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners enclosing a petition [missing] from Robert Delavall for a stamper's place. My Lord Treasurer recommends him for such employment. Ibid., p. 121.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of the Earl of Bradford praying payment of 296l. 5s. 0d. for repairs of Ludlow Castle. Reference Book VIII, p. 43.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] of the petition of George Muschamp, Collector of Patuxent and Receiver [of] Petonwe in Maryland, praying to renew his commission for the said offices with power to stop [out of his receipts] his salary of 100l. per an. and the 400l. arrears thereon. Ibid., p. 32.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Russell shewing that he proved before the House of Commons several notorious crimes against Daniel Gwin, then Collector of Customs at Falmouth, for which Gwinn was ordered to be prosecuted, which prosecution is stopped : therefore praying that same may go on and that he may be rewarded for his trouble. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of George Long for a new lease of land called Barrow containing a coal work, in Stratton upon the Foss, Co. Somerset : on behalf of the tenants there. Reference Book VIII, p. 32.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gabriel Player goldsmith shewing that one Martin of Gosport in Hampshire sent him up by the waggon 375 ounces of silver in ingots to have the like quantity returned in wrought plate ; that on unloading the said waggon at the White Hart Inn in Southwark one Sharpe, a Custom House officer, seized the same : therefore praying that the silver may be delivered to him. Ibid.
Same to the Farmers of the Lotteries of the petition of Hellen Vaughan praying payment of the 150l. due to her out of the rent of the Lotteries. Ibid., p. 33.
Jan. 23. Money warrants for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham and Sir Charles Hedges for 1702 Xmas quarter's allowance or salary as Secretaries of State. (Money orders dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 254. Order Book V, p. 439.
Money order for 60l. to Lord Robert Russell, Clerk of the Pipe, for one year to 1702 Xmas on his allowance. Order Book V, p. 437.
Letter of direction for 8000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough to complete 20,000l. to the Privy Purse as the balance of the 300l. per week directed by the letter of direction of July 3 last supra Tr. Cal. XVII, p. 278, to be issued on the order for 20,000l. for the Privy Purse : the present sum is to be issued by 1300l. a week from the 30th inst. Disposition Book XVI, p. 141.
Same for 150,228l. 19s. 2d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax granted this Session : and to be applied to the service of the Victualling, to wit for carrying on the Course thereof to June 30 last. Ibid., p. 142.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Governor of Chester concerning the debts owing by the Company of Invalids quartered there [to the inhabitants &c. for quarters &c] and desiring that 4 months' pay which is stopped in the hands of the Agent for said Company "may be paid over to him to be applied towards discharging the said debts." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 120.
Jan. 25. Money warrant for 75l. to Dr. Wallis and his grandson William Blincowe for one year to 1702 Xmas on their allowance for deciphering. Money Book XVI, p. 208.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brewer, Receiver of Prizes, to send to the Lord Treasurer every fortnight a certificate of the money received and paid on account of prizes, distinguishing [or keeping and stating separately] the Queen's part thereof. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 120.
Same to Mr. Dodd, Receiver of the Droits and Perquisites of the Admiralty, for a certificate of receipts and payments on account of the said Droits and Perquisites which the Prince of Denmark has surrendered to the Queen. (The like to Mr. Crawley, Receiver of the Salvage money of the Admiralty, for a like certificate). Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the re-landing of the Earl of Peterborough's goods and provisions which were put on board the Resolution for his intended voyage to the West Indies. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 233.
Jan. 26. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, as President of the Privy Council, of the yearly sum of 1500l. that is to say 1000l. in lieu of an allowance of 10 dishes every meal formerly made to the President of the Privy Council and 500l. per an. as the Queen's grace and bounty : to commence as from 9 July 1702, being the day he took place as President of the Privy Council. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 518.
Royal sign manual to Treasurer Godolphin to issue 1000l. to Sir Samuel Dashwood, Lord Mayor of London : without account : for the relief and support of the poor of the said city. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 8 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Feb 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 520. Money Book XVI, p. 260. Order Book V, p. 441. Disposition Book XVI, p. 146.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay into the Exchequer 3000l. of the money arisen for the Queen's share of prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 255.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie : for the service of the Ordnance : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax granted this Session. Disposition Book XVI, p. 142.
Same for 3000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh towards the remainder of the sums appropriated for the Land Forces in the year 1702 : to be issued out of the 3000l. which is this day directed to be paid into the Exchequer from the Queen's share of Prizes : and to be applied in further part of 700,000l. in the said year for 40,000 men to act with the Allies ; and is to answer bills drawn by Mr. Sweet for the pay of the said Forces. Ibid.
Same for 6000l. to same : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : for the like pay of the Troops abroad : it being intended for the pay of the Officers here who make recruits, and is to be in further part of the abovesaid 700,000l. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. Enquire from Mr. Rowe if there be any stables belonging to the Crown at Windsor and where and what they are. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 121.
Same to the Officers of the Works enclosing the memorial [missing] of Mr. Henry Wise praying that his bills may be passed for works done in the Queen's Gardens at Kensington. Please examine same and report if he makes any demands for works or necessaries which he ought to perform or furnish under his contract for keeping her Majesty's Gardens. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 121.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay to Mary Huntington a quarter of the mean profits of the bishopric of Raphoe over and above the quarter due at the time of the decease of her late husband Dr. Robert Huntington, late bishop thereof : in consideration of the great expenses he was at before his death : the value of said bishopric being certified at 1038l. 3s. 2d. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 247-8.
Same to same for a great seal to appoint Joshua Dawson as Keeper of the Papers in Ireland as follows, with the salary of 100l. per an. : he having petitioned, shewing that the chief Governors of Ireland have always been accustomed upon their leaving that kingdom to take with them all the books of entries belonging to both their Secretaries' offices wherein were entered all King's letters, orders, warrants and letters directed to them and given by them ; the removal of which hath not only been a great injury to the subjects of that kingdom for want of copies of such orders upon many occasions but also a great prejudice to all succeeding Chief Governors ; and that petitioner has been employed for many years in the Office of the Chief Secretary to the Chief Governor of Ireland during which time many applications have been made to him for such copies ; and he has therefore prayed that an Office may be created and erected there by the name of the Paper Office in which may be kept copies or duplicates of all books of entries wherein any warrants &c. as above are entered belonging to both Secretaries' Offices of the Chief Governor. It is hereby ordered that a convenient room be set out and appointed in Dublin Castle for this purpose, to be fitted up at the Queen's charge and to be delivered to said Dawson for said use. Ibid., pp. 248-51.
Same to same for a same to appoint John Methuen (Chancellor of Ireland) Phillip Savage (Chancellor of the Exchequer there), Robert Doyne (Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court there), Sir Henry Echlin (Second Baron of the Exchequer there) and Nehemiah Donnellan (Puisne Baron of the Exchequer there) to be Commissioners of Accounts for Ireland for taking the accounts of the Vice-Treasurer and Receivers General of the Revenue, the Master of the Ordnance, the Ministers of the Victuals, the Clerk of the Works and Building, the Clerk of the Fines and Casualties of Munster and every accomptant who is or are to be examined by virtue of any former Commission of Accounts : all by reason that the Commission of Accounts appointed by Wm. III for same is determined by his decease. Ibid., pp. 254-5.
Same to same for a same to appoint the Chief Governor, the Lord Chancellor, the Lieut. General of the Forces, the Major General, the Master of the Ordnance and 9 others detailed, as overseers of all the Barracks in Ireland for the management and inspection thereof : and to keep same in good repair and condition : all as in continuation of the like patent granted by Wm. III ; which patent is determined by the said King's death. Ibid., p. 258.
Same to same to place the pension or allowance of 4s. a day upon the Irish Establishment for James D'Andoin who served as a Lieut. and also as Captain as well in the reduction of Ireland as in the late wars in Flanders where he was disabled by wounds at the battle of Steinkirk and is unfit for further service. Ibid., p. 260.
Memorandum that on this day Mr. Blathwayt as Auditor of the Plantations signed and sealed a deputation to Robert Gibbs as Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's Revenues in Barbados : on the nomination of the Lord Treasurer : and that on the following 2 Feb. the like Instructions were signed to him for his said office as were given to Mr. Spoferth for the like office in Bermudas 9 May 1702 last supra. Treasury Calendar Vol. XVII, pp. 207-8. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 77.
Memorandum of the like deputation to Arthur Winter as Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's Revenues in Jamaica : with the like Instructions ut supra and with the addition of the following clause dated 30 Jan. 1702-3 as drawn for the New York Receiver infra p. 127.
"You are further to take notice that the several accompts of the public revenues aforementioned are to be brought by you and [by] her Majesty's Receiver General before her Majesty's Governor or Lieutenant Governor of New York and the Council, by them to be reviewed and approved of, if they have no objection to the contrary ; whereupon they are to be transmitted to me [Blathwayt] with the proper vouchers, by the first and best opportunity, in order to be laid before the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., pp. 77-8.
Jan. 27. Money order for 300l. to Sir Bevill Granville for one quarter to Jan. 25 inst. on his 1200l. per an. ut supra pp. 101-2. Disposition Book V, p. 438.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Corbet as Collector of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados loco Thomas Brewster lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 233.
Treasurer Godolphin to the East India Company enclosing a duplicate of the privy seal assigning to Sir Benjamin Bathurst the sums of 7000l. and 166l. 5s. 0d. in the capital Stock of said Company, which became vested in the Queen in right of the Crown. Please assure and transfer same to him accordingly with the profits and advantages to arise thereby. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 495.
Jan. 28. Letter of direction for 8855l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax granted this Session : and is to be paid over in a gross sum to Walter Whitfeild on account of 2 months' subsistence to Feb. 16 next for the 6 Marine Regiments. (William Lowndes to said Whitfeild informing him of the above direction "according to your memorial." You are to pay into the Receipt the 75l. 11s. 0d. remaining in your hands of the money of last year's funds issued to you for the Marine Regiments, which has been deducted for respits of 5 of the said Regiments as by your memorial of the 25th Dec. last ; and also such further sum as shall appear to be deducted from Col. Mordaunt's Regiment, when it [said deduction] comes to your hands). (Same to the Navy Commissioners to imprest said 8855l. to Whitfeild accordingly). Disposition Book XVI, pp. 144, 149.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the prize fish lately brought from Newfoundland and lately sold by the Prizes Commissioners, to be exported without landing or paying any Duty. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 234.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed state [missing] of the case of Sir John Rotheram as security for his son, collector of the tax at Cavan, in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 247.
Jan. 29. Royal letters patent dated St. James's empowering John Howe (who by letters patent is appointed Treasurer and Paymaster of the Royal Hospital near Chelsea) to appoint his own deputy in the said office : and the appointment of Ralph Cook (who by royal warrant of 1702 June 25 was appointed Deputy Treasurer and Under Paymaster of the said Hospital near Chelsea) is hereby revoked. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 516.
Royal warrant to John Howe, Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces to deduct and detain in his own hands his own salary of 1500l. per an., and the sum of 1020l. per an. for his under officers and clerks and 500l. a year for the incidents of his office and 556l. 1s. 8d. a year for the new year's gifts usually given by him to the officers and clerks of the Exchequer and of the Treasury Chamber ; making in all 3576l. 1s. 8d. per an. : detaining same out of the remainder of the deduction of 12d. per £ out of payments for the Establishment of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces after the payments due to be made out of the same to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea : to commence as from 1702 Dec. 25 and to continue until further order. Ibid., pp. 516-7.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 38l. per an. to Richard and Edmond Anguish as Customers of Yarmouth port. Money Book XVI, p. 255.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners and the Customs Cashier respectively for payment of the 1702 Xmas quarter's salary bill for the outports (9036l. 11s. 3d.) and London port (5957l. 11s. 6d.) respectively. Ibid., p. 256.
Money warrant for 375l. to William Borrett for soliciting Crown law suits : 200l. thereof for half a year to Oct. 15 last on his salary of 400l. per an. and 175l. as in full of the salary of 100l. per an. in lieu of all cravings for clerkship, coach hire and all such like charges viz. from 1700 Oct. 15 to 1702 Oct. 15 on which latter account he has already received 25l. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 6 hereon). Ibid., p. 257. Order Book V, p. 440. Disposition Book XV, p. 136.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay John Thorowkettle 14l. 10s. 0d. for last Xmas quarter as Messenger attending the Customs.
Treasurer Godolphin's allowance of said Thorowkettle's bill for a like amount for same quarter as Messenger attending the Lord High Treasurer. Money Book XVI, p. 258.
Dormant warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 12l. per an. each to the 5 Under Searchers of London port viz. Charles Beavoir, Robert Burton, Richard Peirce, Peregrine Bertie four thereof and Antho Meek and Clive Windham, jointly the fifth thereof. Ibid., p. 259.
Money warrant for 48l. 15s. 8d. to Sir Robert Duckenfeild for the surplusage on his account as late Sheriff of Co. Lancs. for the year ended 1699 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Mar. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 259. Order Book V, p. 442. Disposition Book XVI, p. 164.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 1175l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for 1702 Lady day quarter on her annuity out of the Post Office. Money Book XVI, p. 259.
Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. [Charles] Thomas, Receiver of the Casual Revenue in Barbados.
In your letter of Nov. 13 last to the late Treasury Lords you enclose the accounts of ships and goods seized and condemned during the Government of Lord Grey and further promise to transmit by the next ship an account current of all that is due to her Majesty since your being constituted Receiver of the Casual Revenue. Do not fail to send (to William Blathwayt, Auditor of those revenues) by the first opportunity a perfect account of all her Majesty's Casual Revenues in Barbados from your first appointment together with proper vouchers of what remains due to the Queen for the same.
Also please remit the balance of the said accompt to your Correspondent here in London with directions [to him] to pay same here for her Majesty's use in such manner as I shall direct by warrant under my hand. In the margin : "The abstract of the account [of the said Charles Thomas] herein mentioned is entered p. 85." This refers to William Blathwaite's resumé of Plantation revenue accounts which he submitted to the Lord Treasurer on the 29th March infra and clearly implies that the account in question had been received by Blathwayt from Barbados at some date between 29 Jan. 1702-3 and 29 March 1703. Ibid., p. 260. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 72.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to put on the Customs Establishment an additional allowance of 300l. per an. for Sir John Shaw and Charles Shaw his brother [Collector Inwards London port] in consideration of their undertaking the receipt of the Plantation Duties : as from Xmas last : on the said Commissioners' advice for employing men of substance and knowledge towards the better security of the revenue by the bonds which shall be taken in future : and on sinking the sum allowed to the former [separate] Receiver [thereof]. Money Book XVI, p. 265.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost annuity order No. 769 on the Tonnage of ships as by 5-6 Wm. and Mary c. 20 in the name of John and Joseph Bateman [value not named]. Order Book V, p. 438.
Letter of direction for 43,495l. 6s. 8d. to Charles Fox as Paymaster of the Forces abroad : for the pay of 1703 of the Forces to act with the Allies : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax granted this Session. Disposition Book XVI, p. 145.
[?] [William Lowndes] to the Commissioners of the Victualling to pay to Mr. [John] Lloyd the 2410l. 19s. 0d. directed ut supra p. 114. Ibid.
Jan. 29. Letter of direction for 75,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : for the service of the Navy and Victualling : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax granted this Session : and is intended to be applied as follows : viz.
l.
for wages to seamen 50000
for Wear and Tear, to wit, for answering imprests bills of exchange 5000
for the Victualling, being for imprests, bills of exchange, Short Allowance Money and Necessary Money 20000
75000
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Booth, relating to the improvement of the revenue of Greenwax. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 121.
Same to the Earl of Derby. Have you any objections to the proposal by the Earl of Ranelagh in his report on Sir Henry Furnese's petition concerning the debt owing to him [Furnese] for clothing your Regiment? Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer the next time you come to the Admiralty, "about the matter relating to the Canterbury galley." Ibid., p. 122.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing Mr. Crosby's petition [missing] for a collector's place in the Excise. My Lord Treasurer recommends him for same. Ibid., p. 123.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas, Earl of Westmorland for a renewal of the grant of the office of Master Forester and Warden of the Bailiwick of Cliff in the Forest of Rockingham Co. Northants. and several Walks in the said Bailiwick which offices have been possessed by the Earls of Westmorland for above 100 years. Reference Book VIII, p. 33.
Nomination and approval by Treasurer Godolphin of Arthur Winter Esq. as deputy in the Island of Jamaica to William Blathwayte as Surveyor and Auditor General of the revenues in the Plantations.
Prefixing : said Blathwayte's deputation to said Winter.
The like for George Clark as the like deputy in New York and the territories belonging thereto.
The like for Robert Gibbs as the like deputy in the island of Barbados. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 496-7.
Warrant by same [to the Agents for Taxes] to change the securities, detailed, of Baldwin Malet of St. Audries Co. Somerset as Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset and Bristol for the Duties on Marriages and on Houses.
Prefixing : report by said Agents on the sufficiency of said security. Ibid., p. 498.
Allowance by same of the table of retail prices, appended in detail, of paper and vellum for the year 1702 for the various forms of deeds &c. for the purpose of stamping. Ibid., pp. 500-500a.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 31 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of the 4 crystal branches that were repaired, with 4 serge cases for them and other items of thread, needles and whisks. Ibid., p. 500B.
Same for same of a same dated Jan. 22 inst. to same to give order for cleaning and mending all the glass sconces and branches in the Great Dancing Room at St. James's. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to put in force the Regulation as follows of the Irish Establishment for the year 1703 : all by reason that the several Duties granted to Wm. III. [in the Kingdom of Ireland] determined [by his decease or otherwise] "together with the falling of some other Branches of our standing Revenue there from their common [average] produce in the time of peace" so that "the Establishment for the Civil and Military expense of that Kingdom cannot for the present be fully paid and complied with" : the scheme as follows being proposed by the Lords Justices of Ireland and being at the rate of one half of the yearly allowances to the Civil List (except the Concordatums which is wholly charged and the French Pensioners who are allowed two thirds of their pay) thus giving a total of 30,483l. 5s. 4d. for the Civil List : and for the Military List a total of 189,159l. 0s. 11d. being at the rate of one moiety of their full pay except the items of the Government, Military Contingencies, additional pay and Barracks, which are allowed full ; the Army and Train Officers fully subsisted : thus making a total Regulation of 219,642l. 6s. 3d. for the payments to be made for the year ended 31 Dec. 1703.
Appending : scheme of said Regulation "the charge of the present Establishment together with what remains due to both lists to the 31st Dec. 1702, and what may be paid out of the falling revenue in the year 1703."
Civil List.
Exchequer 4102l. 0s. 2d. per an. ; Queen's Bench 2007l. 10s. 0d. ; Chancery 2297l. 19s. 11d. ; Common Pleas 1907l. 10s. 0d. ; State Officers 2205l. 15s. 2d. ; Incidents 2055l. ; Customs Officers 238l. 6s. 8d. Perpetuities 563l. 15s. 6d. ; Pensions 7925l. ; Appeals 300l. ; total 23,602l. 17s. 5d. : whereon there is due at the 31 Dec. 1702 the sum of 8780l. : one half thereof to be paid in 1703 viz. 11,801l. 8s. 8d.
Concordatums, 5000l., to be wholly paid
French Pensioners 24,940l. 2s. 11d., whereon 2,000l. is due the 31 Dec. 1702 : on which 13,681l. 17s. 8d. to be paid : thus giving a total regulation of 30,483l. 5s. 4d. to be paid out of the total Civil List Establishment of 53,543l. 0s. 4d.
(Note : "of the French there are dead and provided for as many as come to 776l. 8s. 11d. and as many absent from Ireland as come to 3640l. 17s. 6d. which being deducted leaves the remainder 20,522l. 16s. 6d. [for the] part as formerly to subsist on anno 1703."
Military List.
Government : 6593l. 6s. 8d. to be paid in full. Major General 730l. ; two Brigadiers 1095l. ; Aide de Camp 182l. 10s. 0d. ; Muster Master and Commissaries 1047l. 10s. 0d. ; Quarter Master and Adjutant General 730l. ; Advocate 121l. 13s. 4d. ; Surgeon 121l. 13s. 4d. ; Provost Marshal 73l. ; total 4101l. 6s. 8d. of which one half to be paid viz. 2050l. 13s. 4d. the sums due on the 31 Dec. 1702 on these 9 items being respectively 1648l. 6s. 8d. ; 182l. 10s. 0d. ; 273l. 15s. 0d. ; 45l. 12s. 6d. ; 261l. 17s. 6d. ; 182l. 10s. 0d. ; 30l. 8s. 4d. ; 30l. 8s. 4d. 18l. 6s. 8d.
Military Contingencies : 2000l. to be paid in full. Military incidents, fire and candle and rent of Horse Guard 170l. only 55 to be paid, being the amount due at 31 Dec. 1702.
the Army : 3 Regiments of Horse, 1 Squadron of Horse, 2 Regiments of Dragoons, 2 Troops of Dragoons, 12 Regiments of Foot ; total 194,754l. 17s. 6d. of which is to be paid this year 114,866l.
"Note : that the Army are cleared to the 30th of Sept. 1702 and fully subsisted to the 31st December following and their subsistence for the year 1703 is 114,866l. as set down above exclusive of the [West] Indian Regiments."
The above figures gave a total for the General Staff ; contingencies and incidents and the Army of 207,619l. 10s. 10d. for the present Establishment, 2,728l. 15s. 0d. thereon due on the 31 Dec. 1702, and 125,625l. to be hereby paid in the year 1703.
Ordnance : 3640l. of which 1815l. 3s. 0d. to be paid in 1703 (911l. due thereon on the 31 Dec. 1702).
Additional pay in Dublin 2415l. 1s. 8d. of which 2115l. 1s. 8d. to be paid.
Garrisons : 2317l. 15s. 0d. of which a moiety to be paid (579l. 8s. 9d. due thereon on the 31 Dec. 1702).
Military pensions : 3843l. 5s. of which a moiety to be paid (960l. 16s. 3d. due thereon at the 31 Dec. 1702.)
Barracks : 9836l. 10s. 0d. to be paid in full.
Clothing the army : 16,076l. for a moiety of their clearings which amounts to 32,142l.
Half-pay Officers : 9809l. 7s. 6d. of which a moiety to be paid. thus making a total Military List of 239,481l. 9s. 0d. of which 153,452l. 18s. 5d. is hereby to be paid : and if the pay of the 3 Regiments in the West Indies continues on the Irish Establishment which [pay] is 35,706l. 2s. 6d. per an., to be fully paid [thereout], same will increase the Military List to a total of 275,187l. 11s. 6d. whereof 189,159l. 0s. 11d. is hereby to be paid : giving the final charge for the year 1703 as 219,642l. 6s. 3d. as follows viz. :—
£ s. d.
Total of the Civil List 30483 5 4
Total of the Military List 189159 0 11
£219642 6 3
£
Amount due at 31 Dec. 1702 :
on the Civil List 10778
on the Military List 5179
£15957
Considering the falling of the revenue the computation for the Civil List is at one half their yearly allowance except the Concordatums which must be wholly charged and the French who are allowed but two thirds of their pay for that year.
The Military List is also computed at one moiety of their full pay for the General Officers, Chief Officers of the Ordnance, Governors [of forts], pensioners, half pay Officers and clothiers, except the Government, Military Contingencies, additional pay and barracks which are allowed full : the army and Grain [sic for Train] Officers are fully subsisted, so that the whole charge of the year will amount to 219,642l. 6s. 3d., "and if the Indian Regiments are removed from the Irish Establishment that charge must be deducted from this." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 251-3.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to supersede and wholly determine the allowances of half-pay to the following Officers who refused to go to the West Indies and to strike their names out of the Irish Establishment of Half Pay.
Appending : Certified copy by Francis Gwyn of the list of said officers.
From Cork.
Lord Donegal's Regiment : Ensign James Harrison and Ensign Nicholas Holmes.
Col. Mitchelburne's Regiment : Lieut. Samuell Ferguson,
Ensign John Forsyth.
Ensign Andrew Hamilton.
Ensign Charles Johnston.
Col. Villiers' Regiment : Lieut. Walter Travillian.
Col. Creighton's Regiment : Lieut. George Hewston.
Ensign John Johnston.
Ensign James Laying.
Lord Charlemont's Regiment : Lieut. Roger Holland.
Ensign John Henderson.
Sir George St. George's Regiment : Ensign William Hamilton.
late Brigadier Tiffin's Regiment : Ensign Andrew Singleton.
From Limerick.
Col. Villiers' Regiment : Quarter Master John Boycott.
Col. Creighton's Regiment : Capt. Abraham Green.
Capt. William Browning.
Capt. Alexander Atchison.
Capt. Lieut. John Orban.
Lieut. Geo. Graham.
Lieut. Geo. Casshell.
Lieut. Geo. Johnson.
Lieut. Geo. Curry.
Lieut. Guy Carleton.
Quarter Master Thos. Little.
Adjutant John Clark.
Ensign John Hodkinton.
Col. Mitchelburne's Regiment : Capt. Ja. McCormick.
Capt. James Manson.
Capt. Geo. Gregory.
Capt. Stephen Miller.
Col. St. John's Regiment : Capt. Thomas White.
Capt. James Blair.
Capt. William Hamilton.
Capt. Lieut. Robt. Maughein.
Lieut. William Browne.
Lieut. John Miller.
Lieut. Jeremiah Felton.
Lieut. Lewis Stewart.
Lieut. James Forbus.
Quarter Master Thomas Thornbury.
Lord Mountjoy's Regiment : Capt. John Murray.
Lord Charlemont's Regiment : Lieut. Mark Smith.
late Brigadier Tiffin's Regiment : Lieut. John Donnelon.
Sir George St. George's Regiment : Lieut. Thomas Denny.
Lieut. James Moore.
Earl Donegal's Regiment : Capt. John Davis.
Capt. Arthur Gore.
From Galway.
Lieut. John Deane.
Lieut. Luke Davis.
Capt. Murtogh Cunningham.
Capt. John Woodward.
Lieut. William Gunter.
Lieut. Oliver Anktill.
Ensign John Wreekham.
Capt. Joseph Dunbarr.
Lieut. John Devitt.
Lieut. Patrick Fox.
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 256-7.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a great seal for a grant to William, Viscount Mountjoy for 22½ years (in reversion of the existing terms) of the Castle of Mountjoy, with 300 acres thereto ; at the rent of 30s. per an., the premises being worth 118l. 10s. 0d. per an. Ibid., p. 259.
Memorandum that on this day Mr. Blathwayte [as Auditor of the Plantations] signed and sealed a deputation to George Clark Esq. to be Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's Revenues in New York : with the like Instructions as given on the 9th May 1702 to the Deputy Auditor of Bermudas ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII, pp. 207-8, and with the like additional clause dated 22 March 1702-3 as given on 30th Jan. last to the Deputy Auditor of Jamaica ut supra p. 119, under date 1702-3 Jan. 26. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 78.
Jan. 30. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Cawthorp proposing his sureties as Receiver for the Continued Duties on Marriages and on Houses for part of Co. Lincoln. Reference Book VIII, p. 33.