Warrant Book
February 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: February 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 127-142. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84301 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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February 1703, 1-15

Feb. 1. Money warrant for 120l. to Col. Benjamin Bennett, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his salary in respect of the said Government : as by his privy seal of 1702-3 Jan. 29. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 265. Order Book V, p. 442.
Letter of direction for 20l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Henry Reeves, late one of the Children of the Chapel Royal [for his outfit on the breaking of his voice]. Disposition Book XVI, p. 146.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Prizes for an account of the brass guns and Spanish galleons taken at Vigo in order to enable the Lord Treasurer to report on the Lord High Admiral's memorial relating thereto. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 122.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Goldston for a lease of several groves in Epping Forest called King's and Queen's Grove, Shakeman's Grove and Leazings Grove, he being willing to fence and improve the same at his own charge for the future benefit of the Crown. Reference Book VIII, p. 33.
Same to same of the petition of Edward Broadlake for extension of lease of 3 tenements forming part of the Manor of Carnedon Prior and of the annexed Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Edward Goulding shewing that one King, an attorney at law, forged a pretended bail bond against him whereby petitioner's goods were seized to his loss of 100l. on which he has prosecuted the said attorney and obtained judgment for 160l. : therefore praying that the said judgment may not be stayed but that he may have the benefit thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of William Metcalfe shewing that he delivered 298 tons of salt to the Victualling Office by his Agents Francis Platt, Capt. Jas. Clarke and Richard Metcalfe at 9l. a ton when the market price was 15l. to 20l. per ton by which he lost 1788l. which is more by 334l. 13s. 4d. than petitioner's debt due to the Queen [for Salt Duty] and that until the arrival of the said salt the slaughter at the Victualling Office was stopped : therefore praying to be admitted to compound his debt in consideration of his poverty. Reference Book VIII, p. 36.
Feb. 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 47,505l. 15s. 1d. to Deficient Funds as follows, said sum representing receipts from the following branches of the revenue between 5 Jan. 1702-3 and Feb. 2 inst. viz. 7225l. 5s. 6d. from Windows ; 1555l. 18s. 7d. from Additional Impositions ; 100l. 14s. 3d. from new Duty on Salt ; 1660l. 10s. 7d. from the new Continued Duty on [Stamped] Paper ; 11,777l. 8s. 6¼d. from New Customs ; 1965l. 3s. 0d. from Marriages ; 23,220l. 14s. 7½d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 2nd Feb., 1702. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 45955 1 6 542 8
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 283818 9 3 3972 10
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 615761 7 9 8943 3
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 77765 13 4 870 11 6
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 141697 15 9 2081 8 11½
Salt 1711500 0 0 876129 5 16689 15 6
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 76415 0 1560 4 11¾
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 344000 0 0 4341 3
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 179906 17 2185 9 3
Marriages 648000 0 0 422059 2 0 6319 0
4871611 8 0 3163508 13 47505 15 1
Money Book XVI, p. 261.
Same dormant by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay the salary of 50l. per an. to Eliz. Hall as from Xmas last as deputy housekeeper of the Excise Office in like manner as was paid to her late husband William Hall deceased. Ibid., p. 262.
William Lowndes to the Auditor and the Comptroller of Excise to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of Thomas Hall, Excise Cashier, of 272l. 15s. 8d. for his charges in carrying 1,176,104l. 11s. 7½d. of Excise moneys into the Exchequer and striking tallies there [for same : being] for one year from 1701 Dec. 25. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 122.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Phillip Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling, touching some objections to his accounts. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade for their report thereon the enclosed petition [missing] of Major John Powell praying payment of 211l. 8s. 10¼d. expended by him in victualling a Company of soldiers sent for Newfoundland, to wit from 1701 June 6 to 1702 August 28, and for several other charges for the Queen's service. Ibid., p. 123.
Same to the Commissioners for Prizes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Capt. Bush concerning a prize ship laden with wines brought into the Downs by order of Capt. Watkins which on Jan. 26 last was forced from her anchors and driven on shore in Sandwich Bay, and praying a reward for the service of himself and soldiers in saving most of the cargo. Ibid.
Same to same for an account of the cochineal taken at Redondela near Vigo : the same being, as it is said, ready to be sold and the captors pretending a right to a share thereof. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's 1 Feb. 1702-3 made on a memorial from the Lord High Admiral and for the more effectual and speedy manning of the Fleet : viz. that a general embargo be forthwith laid on all ships and vessels within England, Wales and Berwick-on-Tweed and that none of the outward bound ships which are cleared from Gravesend or from the Customs officers at the outports be permitted to proceed on their voyages till they have furnished her Majesty's ships with one fourth of their men ; and the ships not yet cleared, with one half of their men : and also that no protections be granted to coasters till one half the number of seamen belonging to each port whereto they belong shall be produced and entered into the Queen's service. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 234.
Warrant by same to same to employ James Sedgwick, present surveyor of Whitby port, as collector of said port loco George Macey deceased.
Richard Sheldon, present surveyor at Stockton as Surveyor at Whitby loco said Sedgwick.
John Moor (who has been under instruction for several months under the landwaiters of London port) as surveyor at Scarborough in Hull port loco Henry Wilkinson removed to be surveyor at Stockton.
Thomas Martin as tidesman and boatman in Whitehaven port loco James Bennett deceased.
Henry Wilkinson (present surveyor of Scarborough) to be surveyor at Stockton loco Richard Sheldon removed as above.
Timothy Fish as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Bridlington in Hull port loco John Daunt deceased.
John Gill as landwaiter at Exeter loco Randolph Floyer deceased.
John Cawood as tidesman in Hull port loco William Crispin deceased. Ibid., p. 235.
Treasury reference to the Farmers of the Lotteries of the petition of Henry Thornicroft praying an order to the Farmers of the Royal Oak Lottery to pay him 112l. 10s. 0d. as assignee of Col. John Vaughan on the said Colonel's pension. Reference Book VIII, p. 33.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Sir Edward Smith et al shewing that in Michaelmas term 1695 they were let into possession of a moiety of the manor of Braybrooke part of the late Lord Griffin's estate in consideration of a debt due from him to them in 1685 ; that in Hilary term 1695 Lord Griffin was outlawed for high treason, whereby his whole estate is vested in the Crown and petitioners are likely to be prosecuted for the rents they have received for the said moiety : therefore praying stay of proceedings and to be continued in possession till their debt be satisfied. Reference Book VIII, p. 34.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Maurice Bowen for a tidesurveyor's place in Liverpool port, he having been a Customs officer for several years. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to take the securities of William Pacey of Lowestoft co. Suffolk, administrator of Mr. Ellis, on his [Pacey's] appointment as Receiver General for part of Norfolk for the remainder of the present Land Tax and Subsidies and also for the remainder of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages to Lady day and May 1 next respectively, all in the room of the said Ellis : being for the arrears thereof for the year 1702.
Prefixing : note of said Pacey's petition (see infra under date 1703 April 6 ;) and report from the Taxes Agents thereon.
Followed by : Constitution and appointment by same of William Pacey accordingly. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 499, 502.
Subscription by same for the execution of a warrant dated 1702 Dec. 24 by the Earl of Jersey, Lord Chamberlain, to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to the Troop of Grenadier Guards under the Honble. Col. George Cholmondely of a livery coat each for one kettle drummer, 4 other drums and 6 hautboys and one standard and banners for the kettle drums. Ibid., p. 500b.
Letters patent by same appointing Hugh Chudleigh to be Comptroller of the Accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber with the salary of 150l. per an. as from June 24 last, being the office established by the patent of 1690 July 15 and to which the said Chudleigh was constituted by commission dated 1690 Dec. 30. Ibid., pp. 501-2.
William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] to Mr. [Charles] Thomas [Receiver of the Revenue of Barbados]. I have received your letter with another [from you] of Nov. 13 last to the late Treasury Lords concerning the account of the Casual Revenue received by you since your being in the office [of Receiver thereof]. You will see by the enclosed letter of Treasurer Godolphin ut supra p. 121 that his Lordship is very pressing for [same] and is very much concerned at your neglect and the manner of your sending over the accompts of seizures altogether imperfect and unintelligible, wherein he expects a speedy amendment as also in the stating of all your accompts. That you may be put in mind hereof I have constituted Mr. Robert Gibbs my Deputy Auditor, to supervise the accompts you are preparing. I am ordered likewise to observe to you that the fees [paid] to the Attorney General and others upon prosecutions are very exorbitant and do too much lessen her Majesty's revenue : wherein you are to take care hereafter. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 72-3.
Feb. 3. William Lowndes to the Lord Chamberlain. It is the Queen's pleasure that the salaries for the Serjeants-at-Arms whose patents are upon renewing be made to commence from 1702 Lady day. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 124.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint for an account of the particular pieces of wrought plate delivered into the Mint by the Commissioners of Prizes. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Antho. Sturt Esq., sometime Cashier of the Victualling, touching his accounts. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James Feb. 2 inst. that the late orders for laying the embargo be taken off from all ships in the several ports bound for Portugal which are now ready to sail with the present convoy. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 236.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the masters and owners of the row barges working upon the river of Thames between Maidenhead, Windsor, Staines, Chertsey and Weybridge and London city, being free watermen, shewing that the river of Thames is a navigable river from London to the places aforesaid and that petitioners had formerly a way or passage for horses to draw up their barges or vessels between the Queen's Meadows at Hampton Court and the said river ; that the said way was some time since stopped up by the order and direction of Jasper English and a more convenient way was allowed to petitioners over the said meadow for which petitioners were obliged to pay ; that there is now a new and further demand made upon them by one Joseph Philpe (who pretends some claims under the said Mr. English) of 6d. a time for each horse drawing up barges or vessels, "which will amount to 8l. by the year and upwards for each vessel, which exaction (if not speedily prevented) must of necessity hinder petitioners' navigation upon the said river : therefore praying that the former way may be laid open. Reference Book VIII, p. 34.
William Blathwaite [as Auditor of the Plantations] to Mr. [Thomas] Weaver [as late Receiver General of the Revenues of New York]. Upon your desires I did forbear to call upon you for your accompts until your hearing at the [Privy] Council [on Jan. 21 last] were over. As my Lord Treasurer now requires that they be laid before his Lordship you will please either to bring or send them to me forthwith that they may be proceeded upon at the Treasury. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 73.
Feb. 5. Royal warrant to Richard Crawley, Receiver of Salvage money and other Droits and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay 20l. to Mary Mayhook as royal bounty : out of the salvage of the ship Expedition of Boston from New England, Henry Lowder master, which in her passage [from New England] was taken by a French privateer, the said Mary Mayhook being a passenger therein and having lost 20l. in clothes and money by the said capture and which could not be recovered from the said captors when the said ship was retaken from the French : by reason whereof the said Mayhook is in a very deplorable condition and every way an object of charity. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 520.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to empower the Lord Treasurer, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Barons of the Exchequer, and the Attorney General from time to time to compound for or to allow compositions for Customs seizures. Ibid., pp. 521-6.
Same to John, Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to William Vanbrugh Esq. Deputy Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, the allowance of 100l. per an. which was inserted upon the late Establishment of the said Office in consideration of his service in reducing the extraordinary growing charge of the Messengers' bills : which allowance was to continue until the Comptroller of the said Office should die when the said Vanbrugh was to succeed him with the salary of 150l. per an. and then the said 100l. per an. allowance was (and hereby it is thereupon) to cease. Ibid., p. 528.
Same to same to pay 2865l. for half a year to 1702 June 24 for the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard (viz. the Capt., Lieut., Ensign, Clerk of the Cheque, 4 Corporals, 100 Yeomen), 8 Yeomen Ushers, 6 Yeomen Hangers, 2 Bedgoers and 2 Waiters on the Robes total annual allowances being 5730l. as follows :—
for the Captain 1000l. per an.
for the Lieutenant 500 "
for the Ensign 300 "
for the clerk of the cheque and 4 Corporals each 150l. 750 "
for 100 Yeomen at 30l. each 3000 "
for the eight Yeomen Ushers at 10l. a piece 80 "
for the six Yeoman Hangers at 10l. a piece 60 "
for the two Bedgoers at 10l. a piece 20 "
for the two waiters on the Robes 20 "
5730
according to the late King's Establishment of the Chamber. Ibid., p. 529.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth 160l. for one year to 1702 Sept. 29 for the Excise of strong beer for their North Sea and Herring Fishery. Money Book XVI, p. 262. Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary (two several fees of 83l. 6s. 8d. per an. and 50l. per an.) to Charles Orchard as Customer of the port of Exeter and Customer of Barnstaple respectively. Ibid.
Money warrant for 150l. 12s. 7d. to the executors of Charlotte, Lady Beverwert for 52 days 1702 Sept. 24 to Nov. 23 on her annuity of 1000l. per an. as late one of the Ladies of the Bedchamber to the Queen. (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Feb. 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 263. Order Book V, p. 440. Disposition Book XVI, p. 146.
Same for 50l. to Dr. George Oxenden for half a year to 1702 midsummer on his salary as late Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of the Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. (Money order dated March 23 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 263. Order Book V, p. 452.
Letter of direction for the following issues out of Civil List moneys viz. :
£
to the Earl of Nottingham, a Secretary of State, for secret service 1500
to ditto for a quarter's salary 462 10 0
to Sir Cha. Hedges, a Secretary of State, for secret service 1000
to ditto for a quarter's salary 462 10 0
Disposition Book XVI, p. 146.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 1175l. to the Duchess of Cleveland by 100l. a week as from this day on her warrant of this day being for 1702 Lady day quarter on her pension. Ibid., p. 146. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 124.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox. On Jan. 20 last the House of Commons addressed the Queen that she would concert means for furnishing the Forces in Holland and Flanders as far as possible with the manufactures, corn and other products of England : which Address she promised to comply with. You are to write by this night's post to Mr. Sweet, your deputy, for an exact account from whence, in what manner and at what rates her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries are furnished with clothing, accoutrements or other necessaries that may be had from England. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 125.
Same to Mr. Howe to send a certificate weekly of the receipt and issues of money for the Forces under your care of pay. (The like letter to Charles Fox.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jos. Moore shewing that he became surety for one Walcott for 1700l. of Customs due and Walcott has withdrawn himself and petitioner is left with 5 small children in a miserable condition. Reference Book VIII, p. 35.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Richard Hindmarsh shewing that he became bound with Michael Taylor, Collector of Salt Duties at Shields port, in Northumberland, and Taylor is now indebted 1500l. to the Crown : therefore praying that Taylor may have his liberty in order to attend the Salt Commissioners for the stating of his account. (In the margin : referred [afresh] 9 April 1703.) Reference Book VIII, p. 35.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for a constat or particular of the estate of Margaret Kentish (sole heir of Eliz. Merrick) who died without heir whereby her estate is vested in the Crown and is seized into the Queen's hands by inquisition taken at Presteign co. Radnor Dec. 1 last. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 503.
Royal warrant to [the Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to insert on the Establishment of Ireland a pension of 200l. per an. for James, Earl of Barrymore in trust for David, Visct. Roche as to 100l. and Ulick Roche his brother and Ellen Roche his sister as to 50l. each : all as from 1702 June 24. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 261.
Feb. 6. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Feb. 4 inst. for the granting protections to outward bound ships for the complement of men necessary to navigate same upon their delivering to some of her Majesty's ships the proportion of men they are obliged to furnish for the Fleet according to the order in Council of the 1st inst. : and upon the production of certificate of such delivery that the embargo be taken off and permit to sail be granted : all as by the application of several merchants representing that there are several ships cleared from the Customs House which are willing to deliver the fourth of their men on proviso of such protection and permit. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 236-7.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Matt. Andrews Knt. for a new lease of the demesnes and park of Meer co. Wilts. parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall and held by an Exchequer lease. Reference Book VIII, p. 35.
Feb. 8. Letter of direction for 30l. to William Roberts for the Mayor &c. of New Windsor and 100l. to Edward Nicholas, 50l. thereof for one year to Xmas last on the Queen's bounty for the church and poor of New Windsor and 50l. for same year for said church and poor [in compensation] for rates sunk by enclosures of land laid into Windsor Little Park. Disposition Book XVI, p. 147.
William Lowndes to the Wine Licence Commissioners to send to my Lord forthwith the Wine Licence account for the year ended 1702 Dec. 25. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 125.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes for an account what Agents for Prizes are appointed in the West Indies and what care is taken to secure the prizes there. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order by the Prince of Denmark, Lord High Admiral, dated Admiralty Office the 6th inst. for taking off the embargo from ships bound from Yarmouth to Holland which shall be ready to sail with the convoy now bound thither : all as by a petition for the merchants of Norwich and Yarmouth which has been referred to said Prince by the Privy Council the 4th inst. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 237.
Warrant by same to same to employ William Palfrey (a boatman at Calshot in Southampton port) as boatman at Brixham in Dartmouth port loco Francis Tree deceased.
Nicho. Materface as boatman at Calshot loco said Palfrey.
John Pope as collector at Rochester loco John Moore dismissed for not clearing his account.
Benjamin Rose as a boatman at Studland Bay loco John Somers formerly removed to Portsmouth.
Thomas Price (an extraordinary weigher London port) as a weighing porter at Plymouth loco Henry Wannell dismissed for fraud. Ibid., p. 238.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Eyres et al shewing that they bought a quantity of prize New[found]land Bank fish from the Principal Commissioners for Prizes at Plymouth [the same being] on board the ship Triumphant and brought the same to London ; that in January last they worked out some part of the said fish ; but an order coming out that for the future no [prize] fish must be landed in England [petitioners] were hindered from working any more fish out and same now lies and creates charges of waiters &c. : therefore praying an order for disposal of the remainder. Reference Book VIII, p. 35.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Robert Burridge, Receiver General of several taxes for co. Devon, for allowance of 181l. 19s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the poor seamen of Liverpool praying to be admitted to enter 224 hundred weight of tobacco which they brought from Virginia which is seized for being cased round only with hogshead staves. Ibid., p. 36.
Feb. 10. Royal warrant to Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to coin from time to time into current coins of the realm such plate or bullion as shall be delivered to the Mint by the Principal Commissioners of Prizes out of the several parcels of gold, silver plate or bullion taken by the royal Fleet in the late Expedition to Vigo and brought home as prize : the word Vigo is to be impressed under the Queen's image on such coins ; to continue to posterity the remembrance of that glorious action. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 530.
Feb. 11. Same to the Lord Treasurer for the issue of 500l. to Dr. Davenant as Secretary to the Commissioners appointed to treat for a Union between England and Scotland : out of Civil List moneys : without account. (Money warrant dated Feb. 17 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 19 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Feb. 20 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 526. Order Book V, p. 441. Disposition Book XVI, p. 153.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to deliver to the Mint to be coined all the gold which you have carried thither (taken as prize in the Expedition at Vigo) and such quantity of the silver and bullion as shall be sufficient to make 1000l. sterling of the current coins of the realm : and as soon as coined to pay same into the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 503.
Feb. 12. Royal warrant to John, Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 179l. 15s. 0d. to the Queen's Almoner for 1702 June 24 quarter on the allowances of 500l. per an. for Daily Alms and 219l. per an. for the poor at the Gate. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 530.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to grant a noli prosequi to the Queen's moiety of the penalty of 500l. on John Felton, late high sheriff for co. Montgomery, in respect of his not having made a return of the writ for electing members to serve for that County in the present Parliament : on which default James Felton of Oswestry co. Salop has brought an action of debt against the said Felton in the Court of Common Pleas : the same being an omission on his [the said sheriff's] part without any contempt of the Act of 10 and 11 Wm. III. c. 7 and without any favouring of any party to the prejudice of the Members duly elected. Ibid., p. 534.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay the principal sums due on certain tallies as by statement, detailed, amounting to 193,042l. 1s. 10d. in all, struck upon the surplus of the Malt Duty as by the Act of last Session [1 Anne c. 6] granting an Aid by Divers subsidies and a Land Tax : and further to pay interest as by the said Act at the rate of 5 per cent. on 153,110l. 11s. 9½d. of the tallies being items (1) (2) (3) and (5) thereof : the said statement being as follows : (the said Act having authorised interest not exceeding 6 per cent on such tallies) :
£ s. d.
(1) tallies struck 21 Nov. 1702 for the Earl of Ranelagh 50,000l. for pay and subsistence of the Forces in Holland ; 5967l. 14s. 3d. for subsistence in England Nov. 12 to Dec. 2 ; 553l. 8s. 9d. for 3 weeks' subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment 56521 3 0
(2) tallies struck 1702 Nov. 23 for Charles Bertie for land and sea service of the Ordnance 30000
(3) tallies struck 1702 Dec. 8 for the Earl of Ranelagh 8586l. 1s. 6d. for 2 months' clearings to the Forces in England from 1702 Aug. 25 to Oct. 24 ; 2408l. 17s. 3½d. for the pay of the Garrisons to the same time ; 11759l. 16s. 6d. for clearings to the Regiments of Lloyd, Belasyse, Seymour, and the Fuziliers lately arrived from the Expedition viz. from 1702 June 25 to Oct. 24 ; 86l. for Col. Saunderson for levy money for soldiers drawn out of his Regiment ; 200l. for Hezekiah Marshall, Commissary for the Provisions for the Forces sent to the West Indies ; 2252l. 13s. 8d. for clearing 5 Regiments sent to Ireland to the day of embarcation ; 733l. 15s. 7d. for clearing Lord Lucas's Regiment to 1702 Oct. 24 ; 3562l. 4s. 3d. for clearings to Major Gen. Churchill's Regiment lately arrived from the Expedition viz. from 1702 June 25 to Oct. 24 29589 8
tallies struck on Dec. 15 for the Earl of Ranelagh on account of subsistence and pay to the Forces in Holland 39931 10
tallies struck Dec. 23 for same for pay to the said Forces ; out of which the offreckonings due to the Clothiers to Dec. 24 last are to be cleared 37000
£193042 1 10
Money Book XVI, pp. 264-5.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes : for Secret Service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVI, p. 148.
Same for 54,747l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Fox for subsistence of the subject and foreign troops in the Low Countries from Feb. 19 inst. to March 18 next. Ibid.
Same for 13,012l. 10s. 0d. to the Rt. Honble. John Howe, Paymaster General of the Forces : out of loans on the Land Tax of this Session : to be applied as follows
as in further part of 264874l. 10s. 0d. (part of 352,000l.) for Guards and Garrisons in England for one year from 1702 Dec. 24.
for 4 weeks' subsistence to said Forces to March 18 next
11536 13 4
as in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. (other part of said 352,000l.) for 10,000 soldiers for sea service for 4 weeks' [sic] subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment from Jan. 21 last [sic] to March 18 1475 16 8
£13012 10 0
Ibid., p. 150.
Same for 400l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, for one quarter to Feb. 1 inst. to Henry Wise on his contract for keeping up her Majesty's Gardens and Plantations. Ibid., p. 151.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] made to the Lord Treasurer by Samuel Travers relating to the tapestry hangings at Mortlake. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 125.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to defray (out of Crown Law moneys in your hands) all the expenses of passing the Bill relating to the Savoy. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 125.
Same to Mr. Ryley for a list of all such officers of the Queen's Forests, Parks and Chases within your survey as have any salaries from the Crown, where and how same are paid and what are the arrears thereon : and to propose how the said arrears and the growing payments may be satisfied for the future without being a charge on the revenue. (The like letter to Mr. Hewett, Surveyor of Woods Trent North). Ibid., p. 126.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of William Miniter shewing that he has lain for 2 years on the Common side of Newgate for the forfeiture of a recognizance and must perish if not relieved. Reference Book VIII, p. 36.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners forthwith to sell the damaged cochineal, grana Silvester and compechena taken out of the little galleon called the Marys prize. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 504.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to forbear process ad computandum against Phil Papillon till next Easter term as late Cashier of the Victualling under the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy ; his accounts having been delivered and being now under examination. Ibid.
Same to same to similarly stay process ad computandum against Samuell Venner, late Governor of the Hospitals for sick and wounded men in the Kingdom of Ireland, for the supers set upon him in the accounts of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby ; he having exhibited his accounts to Auditor Brook Bridges but being as yet unable to get his vouchers from Ireland where they at present remain in the Office of the Auditor General. Ibid., p. 506.
Royal warrant to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay to himself 3000l. as royal bounty for the charges of his equipage and voyage to Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 261.
Same to same to place on the Irish Establishment a pension of 18d. a day to Benjamin Mercade (Merchade) being the pension settled upon him by Wm. III. in the Office of the late Paymaster General of the Forces Ireland : to date as from Xmas last. Ibid., p. 265.
Same to [the Earl of Rochester late Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to agree for 650l. with the Duke of Ormonde for the purchase of a piece of ground near the Bowling Green, Dublin for the building of the Horse Barracks at Dublin. Ibid., p. 263.
Feb. 13. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Feb. 11 inst. taking off the embargo from the ship Liberty of Venice, Captain Biagio Guipich, Commander and to permit her to proceed on her voyage to Leghorn and Venice provided she and her mariners belong to Venice and that she do not carry out any mariners that are her Majesty's subjects. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 239.
The like for the ship Terra Nova at Plymouth laden with fish for Leghorn : on the petition of the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Cornwall : the Queen in Council considering this an extraordinary case and expecting that the several ports in Cornwall do forthwith furnish the Fleet with half the number of men employed in navigating the said ship. Ibid.
The like for all ships belonging to her Majesty's subjects homeward bound from foreign voyages calling in at any of the outports in their way to other ports within the Kingdom. Ibid., p. 240.
The like for foreign ships or vessels belonging to the subjects of any Prince or State in amity with her Majesty, provided they be navigated with foreigners only and do not have on board any seamen that are her Majesty's subjects. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a schedule of the Supers and Ipsums remaining undischarged on the accounts of all Receivers of Aids. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 505.
William Blathwaite to William Lowndes dated Whitehall. In pursuance of my Lord Treasurer's directions I here enclose an abstract of the accompts of Mr. Thomas Weaver, late Receiver General of the Revenues of New York for the time of his receipt. But inasmuch as the said Weaver has withdrawn himself out of that Province [of New York] without the leave or knowledge of my Lord Cornbury the present Governor, and that the said accounts have not been examined before the Governor in Council, as is usual and fitting for the more regular passing of such accounts, you will please to represent my humble opinion to my Lord Treasurer that the said accounts now in my hands be remitted to New York there to be examined by the Governor and Council from whom my Lord Treasurer may receive a more perfect state of the revenue and expenditure [of New York] for that time.
Appending : abstract of Mr. Weaver's account of the revenues of her Majesty's Province of New York from the 6th Jan. 1700-1 when he [Weaver] entered upon his office of Receiver General to the 9th of June 1702 when he was suspended by the Lord Cornbury.
£ s. d.
The accomptant charges himself with
the receipt of the revenues of Customs, Excise, Quit Rents and Casual Revenues from 6 Jan. 1700-1 to 25 March 1701
499 16
the receipt of ditto from 25 March 1701 to 25 June following 1428 11
ditto of ditto from 25 June 1701 to 25 Sept. following 997 5 11
ditto of ditto for 25 Sept. 1701 and 25 Dec. following 995 18 11
ditto of ditto from 25 Dec. 1701 to 25 March 1702 480 7
ditto of ditto from 25 March 1702 to 9 June following 1943 5 0
£6345 4 11¾
£ s. d.
The accomptant discharges himself by
payments in discharge of public warrants and otherwise from 6 Jan. 1700-1 to 25 March 1701
514 7
ditto from 25 March 1701 to 25 June following 1439 1
ditto from 25 June 1701 to 25 Sept. following 1059 3 2
ditto from 25 Sept. 1701 to 25 Dec. following 1099 15
ditto from 25 Dec. 1701 to 25 March 1702 345 2 3
ditto from 25 March 1702 to 9 June following 1681 19
6139 9 8
so the accomptant is debtor to balance £205 15
But there being in the foregoing account of payments from the 25 of March 1702 to the 29 [9th] June following the sum of 140l. 18s. 0d. for which no warrant seems to have been obtained or produced the accomptant will be so much further indebted to the revenue of New York : the whole [of his remain then] being 346l. 8s. 3¼d.
Memorandum : but it further appearing that the fifth article in the charge [side] in Mr. Weaver's Account has been miscast or mistaken in transcribing and that instead of 480l. 7s. 0¾d. it ought to be 408l. 7s. 0¾d., the accomptant will then remain debtor only 274l. 8s. 3¼d.
Salaries payable in New York in money of the Province in 1701
£
Governor 520 per annum.
Lieutenant Governor 260 "
Chief Justice 130 "
Attorney General 100 "
Clerk of Council 50 "
Messenger 30 "
Preacher to the Indians 60 "
Interpreter 20 "
Printer 60 "
Receiver 260 "
Five officers at 40l. each 200 "
Barge crew 86 "
Surgeon at Albany 86 "
£1762
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 73-5.
Feb. 15. Money warrant for 20l. to Sidney Godolphin Esq. Auditor of Wales, on his fee of 20l. per an. as one of the 7 Auditors of the Court of Exchequer : as by his patent of 1702 June 15 : with dormant warrant for same in future : (with a later order of confirmation dated 1711 June 14). Money Book XVI, p. 267.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost order No. 1278 in the name of Andrew Fountaine on the Tonnage Duties for the lives of — Brigg and Eliz. Fountain son [sic for son-in-law] and daughter of the said Andrew Fountain. Order Book V, p. 441.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance : for land services of the Ordnance : out of money remaining in the Exchequer of the loans on the Land Tax granted in the present Session. Disposition Book XVI, p. 148.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Anthony Vernatty gent praying payment of 242l. 18s. 8d. for his bills for setting up lights in the Court of Requests and elsewhere for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 126.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Montague Esq. on behalf of the innholders and victuallers of Chippenham for payment of what is due to them for subsisting and quartering the Companies of Capt. Duckinfield and Capt. Colt from 1702 June 7 to July 14. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes for a state of the several accounts of Morgan Whitley for his receipts of several taxes and revenues [for the counties of Chester, Anglesea, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint and Merioneth and Montgomery] with the names of his sureties. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing the Earl of Ranelagh's report on the respits of 145l. 14s. 0d. on the hautboys of the Earl of Essex's Regiment. You are to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the said respits. Upon the Regiment coming to England the Earl of Essex entertained a good set of hautboys but the respit happened by their being in Holland and not arriving as soon as expected. Ibid., p. 127.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Christopher Merrit (Surveyor at Ingermills [Ingoldmells] in Boston port) as surveyor of Boston port loco Henry Lambert deceased.
Richard Golston as riding surveyor at Ingermills loco said Merrit. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 240b.
Same to same to discharge the seizure, in the case of the poor seamen belonging to several ships that lately came from Virginia to Liverpool ; of 52 cases of tobacco weighing above 224 pound weight each which were seized under pretence that they had no heads and were only cased round with hogshead staves or with vine branches or with staves tied only with pitched twine and so forfeited under the Act of 10 and 11 Wm. III. c. 21 : but same having been inserted [or entered] in the Plantation Certificate and therefore as it is conceived could not have been designed "for the run." Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Alexa[nder] Inglis merchant, surety for one Smith, postmaster in Scotland, from whom there is a considerable sum due to her Majesty : praying to compound said debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 36.
Same to same of the petition of John Macky, Director of the pacquet boats at Dover, setting forth that he built 5 ships at his own charge to carry letters to France and Flanders for which he was allowed 1400l. a year besides his salary as Manager : "that the same being late [laid] aside" he prays his salary as Manager and such part of the 1400l. per an. as the Lord Treasurer thinks fit. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 10 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume (Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe) of furniture, detailed, for her Majesty's ship Peregrine yacht, being on the lines of the furniture for the yacht Charlotte supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVI, p. 395, and the Fubbs yacht Ibid XVII, p. 140. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 505.
William Lowndes to Charles Dering to deliver to Samuel Venner, late Governor of the Hospitals for Sick and Wounded in Ireland, all the vouchers in your hands relating to his accounts for moneys set in super on him in the accounts of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, late Paymasters of the Forces Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 262.