Warrant Book
February 1703, 16-28

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'Warrant Book: February 1703, 16-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 142-158. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84302 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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February 1703, 16-28

Feb. 16. Royal warrant to the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital to make a strict examination and review of all the Invalids in order to find out which of them are not duly qualified : the Queen having thought fit that the 4 Companies of Invalids be reduced from their present number to 75 private men, 3 Serjeants, 2 Corporals and 1 Drummer in each Company besides Commission Officers and the residue to be discharged immediately with 20l. each to enable them to return home immediately. And further to make the like review from time to time : and that they be kept in such rule and order of discipline and payment as the Queen's service requires. And further that on no account are vacancies to be supplied without the approbation of the Captain General of the Forces. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 537.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 145l. 14s. 0d. to Algernon, Earl of Essex for the respits on the pay of the hautboys of the Regiment of Dragoons under the said Earl of Essex's command from March 16 last, the time they came on the English Establishment : by reason that on the said Regiment's coming to England &c. ut supra p. 141. Ibid., p. 548.
Same to same to compute the pay of the Regiments of Col. Archibald Row and Col. James Ferguson from the 6th March to the 1st June 1702 by reason that on their being ordered from Scotland to Holland in the beginning of last year they were discontinued on the Establishment of that kingdom [Scotland] from the 7th March 1702 (1701-2) when they embarked for Holland and the said Colonels have since been at very great expenses in completing their said Regiments and in transporting half the men at their own charge, but having been long delayed by contrary winds no muster was taken of them in Holland before the 1st of June. Ibid., p. 549.
Money order for 40l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1702 on their allowance for sorting records, as well foreign as domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book V, p. 444.
William Lowndes to Mr. Povey for a certificate of all moneys received by you for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners at War from the beginning of the present war with France and Spain until this time, and how same has been applied and what remains : and to send a like certificate weekly in future. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 127.
Feb. 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to order John Brewer, Receiver General of Prizes, to pay into the Receipt 4774l. 14s. 4d. out of money in his hands of the Queen's share of prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 266.
Money warrant for 711l. 19s. 8¾d. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, President of the Privy Council, for one quarter and 82 days 1702 July 9 to Dec. 25 on his 1000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon). (Letter of direction dated March 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 267. Order Book V, p. 442. Disposition Book XVI, p. 167.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Dorset to pay the salary of 70l. per an. to Samuel Jevon, as surveyor of said Duties loco Phillip Chandler : as from 1702 Xmas. (Treasury Commission to him dated same day.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 465. Money Book XVI, p. 224.
Letter of direction for 3400l. being 3000l. for the 12 Judges of England for last Hilary term ; and 125l. for Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester for same term ; and 275l. for the 11 masters in Chancery for last Xmas quarter. Disposition Book XVI, p. 149.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to receive 36,000l. from the Bank of England which they have agreed to advance on tallies and orders in your hands on the Land Tax and Subsidies for last year : and to apply same as follows : viz.
£
to be imprested to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop for what is due Dec. 25 last for transports for the Forces (part of 10,000 men for sea service) sent on the late Expedition for Spain and the West Indies 10000
to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, for the charge of sick and wounded and prisoners at war in the year ended 1702 Dec. 25 (three fifths thereof to be charged to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling) 10000
to Richard Povey on account of 21,102l. 14s. 2¼d. to complete the arrears incurred in the late war for sick and wounded : and is to be applied to discharge quarters as follows viz.
at Rochester and districts 2893 11 3
at Deptford 590 2 11
at Gravesend 61 16 8
at Deal and districts 610 0 5
to be reserved in your hands for such uses as the Lord Treasurer shall direct 11844 8 9
£36000
Disposition Book XVI, pp. 151-2.
Letter of direction for 4774l. 14s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of the produce of the Queen's share of prizes : as in further part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men for the year ended 1702 Dec. 25 : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to complete the pay of the Duke of Marlborough as Capt. General of the Forces in the Low Countries, to wit to Dec. 25 last 2195 18
for recruit horses to several Regiments in lieu of what were actually lost in service in the Low Countries in said year 987 0 0
to be reserved in the Exchequer for such public services as the Lord Treasurer shall direct 1591 15
£4974 14 4
Ibid., pp. 153, 157.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex. By the ancient custom and privilege of the Receipt of the Exchequer all officers, ministers and clerks [thereof] are exempt from militia service in peace and war, contrary whereto they are now summoned to attend the militia. You are to give particular directions to discharge same out of the muster rolls. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 128.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing a memorial [missing] of Moses de Medina with an account of the money he demands to be advanced on the contracts signed by him on behalf of Monsieur Antonio Alvarez Machado for furnishing bread and bread waggons for the Queen's Forces in the Low Countries in 1703 amounting to 22,524l. 5s. 5d. If correct please prepare a royal warrant for payment of same by the Paymaster of the said Forces. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret enclosing a memorial [missing] being an account of wrecked goods found floating on the coast of Suffolk. Please inform yourself whether same belong to the Queen or the Lord of the Manor [whereon the wreck lies]. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to George Horne junr. of lands in co. Radnor in the parish of Gladestry late parcel of the lands of Margaret Kentish, sole daughter and heiress of Eliz. Merrick and escheated to the Crown.
Prefixing : particular and memorandum of the premises, certified by the Deputy Queen's Remembrancer.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 507, 556.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer to deliver up the bonds of Richard Hutchinson deceased, late Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, and the bonds of his sureties ; all and every his accounts as such being duly passed and declared.
Prefixing : certificate by Peter Frowde, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe of the declaring of the said accounts. Ibid., p. 508.
Same to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, to fell sufficient coarse timber for the gateing, stileing, posting and cabening of Fernally Coppice in Hazelborough Walk, Iron Yard Coppice in Shoulbrook Walk and Catshill alias Sallow [Swallow] Coppice in Shrobwalk in Whittlewood Forest and Rawlins Meer Coppice in John Stirk's Walk in Salcey Forest ; which coppices are at the full age of 21 years' growth and fit to be felled this season for the service of the Queen Dowager, as desired by her Council. Ibid., p. 509.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry, Baron Shelburne praying a grant of some lands lying intermixed with his lands in co. Kerry. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 264.
Feb. 18. Royal warrant to Richard Crawley, Receiver of the Droits &c. of Admiralty, to pay into the Exchequer 1500l. out of salvage money or other droits or perquisites of the Admiralty : to be for the use and benefit of the public in accordance with the instrument dated 1702 July 27 executed by the Prince of Denmark which directed the proceeds of such droits &c. to be so applied to the use and benefit of the public from time to time. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 527.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Mr. Burchet has represented to the Lord Treasurer that Vice Admiral [John] Graydon is going to command the squadron in the West Indies in place of Mr. Bembow [Vice Admiral John Benbow] lately deceased, and desiring that he may be furnished with credits to supply his squadron. What credits do you think proper thereto and in what places? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 129.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to prepare instructions proper to be annexed to a commission for inquiry into the several frauds which have been discovered by William Holbech in the Duties on Houses and on Marriages in co. Devon. Ibid.
Feb. 19. Letter of direction for 3044l. 15s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied as follows :
£
for the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard for half a year to 1702 June 24 "the time from which their present Establishment commenceth" 2865
£ s. d.
to the Lord Almoner for 1702 June 24 quarter's allowance for the poor &c. viz.
for the Queen's Daily Alms 125
for the Poor at the Gate 54 15 0
£3044 15 0
Disposition Book XVI, p. 152.
Letter of direction for 3976l. 5s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax of the present session [1 Anne (new Parl) c. 1] to be paid to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the six Marine Regiments, for 4 weeks' subsistence to March 18 next for the Regiments of Fox, Villiers, Shannon and Mordaunt and to 8 Companies of Saunderson's and of 8 Companies of Holt's Regiments not yet put on board. Ibid., pp. 153, 155.
Same for 24,155 11s. 3d. to the Navy Commissioners out of the 36,000l. which the Bank has agreed to advance on the tallies and orders on the Land Tax and Subsidies of last year [1 Anne c. 6] : to be applied as follows :
£
to be imprested to Samuel Atkinson and Nicholas Roop on account for what is due to Dec. 25 last for transports for the Forces (part of the 10,000 men for sea service) sent on the late Expedition to Spain and the West Indies 10000
To Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, for the charge of Sick and Wounded and prisoners at war incurred in 1702 ; three fifths thereof to be placed to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling 10000
to ditto in part of 61,002l. 14s. 2¼d. to complete the arrears incurred in the last war for Sick and Wounded and is to discharge quarters as follows
at Rochester and districts 2893 11 3
at Deptford 590 2 11
at Gravesend 61 16 8
at Deal and districts 610 0 5
£24155 11 3
Ibid., p. 154.
Same for 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax granted this session : and is intended to be applied to seamen's Wages. Ibid., p. 155.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners for an estimate of the whole prizes taken at Vigo. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 129.
Same to Mr. Ryley to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the inhabitants of the parish of All Saints in the city of Oxford praying a quantity of oak timber out of Whittlewood or Salcey Forest towards completing the roof of their parish church. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the petition of the masters and owners of the row barges working on the river of Thames between Maidenhead, Windsor, Staines, Chertsey and Weybridge and the city of London, touching a demand upon them of 6d. a time for each horse drawing up barges or vessels between her Majesty's meadow at Hampton Court and the said river &c. ut supra. Ibid., p. 130.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ralph Blackhall, Collector of the General Penny Post Office, praying a warrant for the continuance of his place. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a warrant for half pay to Capt. John Powell as Capt. of the Independent Company at Newfoundland (whose commission as such was dated 17 Feb. 1700-1) and Lieut. Francis (as Lieut. of same, whose commission is dated 6 March 1700-1) whose half pay was issued no further [than the said dates of commission] whereas the establishment of the said Company [and therefore the commencement of their full pay as Officers] is dated only from 1701 April 24. Ibid., p. 131.
Treasury referecne to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Hales, master of the ship Susanna and Margaret laden with stores from Konigsberg by contract from the Navy Board, praying discharge of the seizure of her under the Navigation Act. Reference Book VIII, p. 36.
Same to Auditor Bridges of the account of Mr. [Walter] Whitfeild [Paymaster of Marines] of moneys received by him for the subsistence, clearings and offreckonings of the 6 Marine Regiments from 10 March 1701-2 to 1702 Dec. 24. Ibid., p. 41.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Barons of the Exchequer to give allowance on the several and respective accounts of the Receivers of the Duties on Houses of 5l. per an. for each county for the fee or reward of the auditor in making up such accounts, to wit for each county within the audit of Sidney Godolphin, auditor of the revenue of Wales. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 510.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to depute the following persons as Agents for Prizes in the respective ports and places named viz.
James Lacy and Henry Neale at Viana, Oporto and places adjacent.
— Griffith, at Sligo in Ireland.
Thomas Power at Bideford ("Priddiford").
Colin Campbell at Newfoundland.
Ibid.
Same [to the Queen's Remembrancer] to supersede process ad computandum against Henry Shales Esq. and Charles Shales, goldsmith, sons of John Shales, on the accounts of the said John Shales as Commissary of the provisions for the army in Ireland in the late war, [to wit] for the supers set upon him in the accounts of Lord Coningsby and Charles Fox, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland : the account thereof having been delivered to and engrossed by Thomas Done deceased, late Auditor of Imprests, but cannot be declared till some person be sworn as Auditor in Done's place. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 511.
Feb. 20. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of 272l. 15s. 8d. to Thomas Hall, Cashier of Excise, for his charges and disbursements in carrying 1,176,104l. 11s. 7½d. to the Exchequer and striking tallies there for same on account of Excise, Malt and Leather for one year from 1701 Dec. 25. Money Book XVI, p. 268.
Letter of direction for 3091l. 15s. 9½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, 1591l. 15s. 9½d. thereof out of the Queen's share of prizes and the remaining 1500l. out of Salvage Money : and is to be applied to such particular uses of the Forces in the year ended 1702 Dec. 25 as the Lord Treasurer shall direct. Disposition Book XVI, p. 155.
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. 18 inst for taking off the embargo from the ships St. George and Farne privateers and to permit same to proceed in their expedition under the conduct of Capt. Dampier on a design to cruize upon her Majesty's enemies in such parts of America where no attempts have yet been made. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 241.
The like on a like order for removal of the embargo from the [ships of the] trade bound from Hull to Holland ; and also from the ships and vessels bound thither from the West Country ; the colliers ; and such ships as have commissions for [to act as] privateers against the enemy ; and the vessels that bring provisions and necessaries for the supply of the city of London from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent and Sussex [: all] without surrender of their quota of men unless [or except] the privateers who are notwithstanding to be obliged to deliver for the service of the Fleet the numbers of men required by the Order in Council [of Feb. 1 inst. ut supra p. 129]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of James, Duke of Ormonde for a re-grant of the lodge in Richmond Old Park which he has purchased from John Latten whose grant is dated 1694 Oct. 11. Reference Book VIII, p. 53.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to admit the Earl of Ranelagh to purchase a new [i.e. some other] reversionary annuity on the Excise in lieu of his purchase of 1698 Sept. 9 when he paid 56l. for a reversion of an annuity of 14l. for 99 years from the death of Rose Jacob, daughter of John Jacob of Redriff co. Surrey gent. it appearing by the certificate of the minister of said parish that the said Rose died before said purchase and was buried 17 April 1698, by reason whereof said Earl is deprived of the benefit of the said purchase. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 512.
Feb. 22. Money order for 125l. to Sir Jos. Jekyll for Hilary term 1702 on his salary as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book V, p. 443.
Feb. 22 and 23. William Lowndes to the Bank of England transmitting a copy of a minute by the Lord Treasurer of Saturday last the 20th inst relating to your agreement to advance 13,315l. 14s. 8d. on tallies on last year's Subsidies and Land Tax. Please advance as follows pursuant thereto :
£
to Benj. Baylies, a clothier of Col. Holt's Regiment, on orders Nos. 3493, 3516, 3495, 3490, 3489, registered on the said Land Tax and Subsidies 1000
to Henry Trent, a clothier of Col. Mordaunt's Regiment, on orders Nos. 3519—3522 inclusive similarly registered 800
£1800
to Richard Harnage, a clothier of Col. Villiers' Regiment, on orders Nos. 3502 and 3504—9 inclusive similarly registered 1600
Disposition Book XVI, p. 156.
Treasurer Godolphin to [Thomas] Handaside Esq., Governor of Jamaica, to furnish Vice Admiral Graydon or the Commander in Chief of the Squadron in the West Indies, on his application, with such money as he shall require, not exceeding 2000l., he [Graydon] drawing bills for same on the Navy Commissioners or Victualling Commissioners in re-payment.
The like letters respectively to Francis Nicholson, Governor of Virginia, to furnish 1000l. credit similarly :
to Christo[pher] Codrington Esq., Governor of the Leeward Islands, to furnish 500l. credit similarly :
to Joseph Dudley Esq., Governor of New England, to furnish 500l. credit similarly :
to Sir Bevill Granville, Governor of Barbados, to furnish 500l. credit similarly. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 130.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. It is the Queen's pleasure that the salaries of the Governors of Barbados and the Leeward Islands, which were formerly paid there in goods of the 4½ per cent. Duty, be for the future paid in England out of the moneys arising from the said Duty. Please signify this to the officers of the said Duty in those places to the end no further payments be made there to the said Governors. Ibid., p. 131.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to observe the enclosed Order [missing] of the Queen in Council directing the masters of all ships and vessels trading from Ireland to any ports in Holland, Norway and other parts of Europe lying between the same [between Holland and Norway] to give bond to go to no other parts "than therein mentioned." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 263.
Feb. 23. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Millicent, Receiver General for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses, to pay 20l. to David Wedderborne for last June 24 quarter on his salary : he having resigned at 24 June 1702 and Thomas Seyliard, late Receiver General of same, being discharged from that employment at Lady day 1702 : one moiety hereof is to be paid out of the Duties on Marriages, Births &c. and the remaining moiety out of the Duties on Houses. Money Book XVI, p. 268.
Feb. 24. William Lowndes to the Postmasters [General] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Alexander Bruce. In what condition at present is the debt due to the Queen? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 131.
Royal letters patent appointing Thomas Hutton to be one of the Serjeants-at-Arms as from Lady day 1702.
Thomas Turst, the like. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 496.
Money order for 100l. to Dr. John Wallis and William Blincowe, his grandson, for one year to Xmas 1702 for instructing said grandson in the art of deciphering. Order Book V, p. 444.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petitions of the proposed Receivers General of the Land Tax [1 Anne c. 6]as follow proposing securities, detailed, in each case for the place of Receiver General for the respective counties named for the 4s. Land Tax and Subsidies for 1703 as by the Act of 1 Anne c. 6 : followed respectively by the Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer for taking the Securities and by the Treasury commission : viz.
Henry Whitebread for co. Beds. : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 17,500l. : commission dated March 22.
Lawrence Ambrose for co. Berks. : reference dated Feb. 24 : sureties warrant dated March 12 in 25,000l. : commission dated March.
Hugh Horton for co. Bucks. : reference dated Feb. 24 : sureties warrant dated March 15 in 29,500l. : commission dated March 15.
Thomas Webb for co. Gloucester and the city and county of the city of Gloucester : reference dated Feb. 24 : sureties warrant dated March 15 in 27,500l. : commission dated March 15.
Robert Peters for co. Herts. : reference dated Feb. 24 : sureties warrant dated March 17 in 26,000l. : commission dated March 17.
John Coxall for the same part of co. Lincoln as formerly and also for the city of Lincoln and the Bale and Close of the same : reference dated Feb. 24 : sureties warrant dated April 7 in 19,500l. : commission dated April 7.
Thomas Wyvill for cos. York, Durham and Northumberland, the towns of Newcastle upon Tyne and Berwick on Tweed : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 12 : commission dated March 12.
Samuel Clarke for co. Hereford : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated April 13 in 19,000l. : commission dated April 13.
Thomas Brougham for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated April 6 in 4950l. : commission dated April 6.
Samuell Pacey for co. Suffolk : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 15 in 42,000l. : commission dated March 15.
John Child for co. Wilts, city of New Sarum and Close of the same : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 30,000l. : commission dated March 22.
Benjamin Mathews for cos. Northampton and Rutland : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 25 in 30,000l. : commission dated March 25.
Thomas Albert for co. Worcester : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 25 in 19,000l. : commission dated March 25.
John Bury for co. Notts. : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 15,000l. : commission dated March 22.
John Andrews for co. Warwick and city and county of the city of Coventry : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 12 in 24,000l. : commission dated March 12.
John Millecent for the county and university of Cambridge and Isle of Ely : reference dated Feb. 27 : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 19,000l. : commission dated March 22.
Geo. Howell (Howells) for cos. Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and town of Haverford West : reference dated March 2 : sureties warrant dated March 17 : commission dated March 17.
Jarvis Bradgate for co. Leicester : reference dated March 2 : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 26,000l. : commission dated March 22.
William Burslem for co. Stafford and city of Lichfield : reference dated March 2 : sureties warrant dated March 19 in 19,500l. : commission dated March 19.
Thomas Lloyd for co. Chester and city of Chester and counties of Denbigh and Flint : reference dated March 2 : sureties warrant dated March 15 in 19,000l. : commission dated March 15.
Thomas Austen for co. Southampton and Isle of Wight : reference dated March 2 : sureties warrant dated March 19 in 33,000l. : commission dated March 19.
John Derby for co. Dorset and town and county of the town of Poole : reference dated March 2 : sureties warrant dated April 6 in 19,000l. : commission dated April 6.
Sir Hugh Everard for co. Essex : reference dated March 6 : sureties warrant dated March 19 in 50,000l. : commission dated March 19.
Caleb Powle for cos. Brecon, Radnor, Anglesey, Carnarvon, Merioneth and Montgomery : reference dated March 6 : sureties warrant dated March 19 in 9500l. : commission dated March 19.
Francis Mannaton for co. Cornwall : reference dated March 6 : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 21,000l. : commission dated March 22.
Samuell Bradshaw for co. Derby : reference dated March 6 : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 16,000l. : commission dated March 22.
Sir Robert Harrison for the county and university' and city of Oxford : reference dated March 6 : sureties warrant dated March 15 in 25,000l. : commission dated March 15.
William Jeay and William Douse for co. Huntingdon : reference dated March 6 : sureties warrant dated March 19 in 10,000l. : commission dated March 19.
Robert Brown for part of co. Norfolk and for the city of Norwich : reference dated March 9 : sureties warrant dated March 17 in 25,000l. : commission dated March 17.
Geo. Hosier for co. Salop : reference dated March 9 : sureties warrant dated April 6 in 19,900l. : commission dated April 6.
William Fazakerley for the cities of London and Westminster and county of Middlesex : reference dated March 12 : sureties warrant dated March 25 in 125,000l. : commission dated March 25.
William Pacey for part of co. Norfolk : reference dated March 12 : sureties warrant dated March 17 in 28,000l. : commission dated March 17.
Samuel Burridge for part of Devon : reference dated March 18 : sureties warrant dated March 19 in 25,000l. : commission dated March 19.
Baldwin Malet for co. Somerset and city of Bristol : reference dated March 13 : sureties warrant dated April 13 in 45,000l. : commission dated April 13.
William Fausset for co. Kent and city of Canterbury : reference dated March 13 : sureties warrant dated March 22 in 49,500l. : commission dated March 22.
Nicho. Wood for part of Devon and city of Exeter : reference dated March 13 : sureties warrant dated April 13 in 30,000l. : commission dated April 13.
William Cawthorp for part of co. Lincoln : reference dated March 13 : sureties warrant dated April 13 in 26,000l. : commission dated April 13.
French Bromfeild and Antho. Springott for co. Sussex : reference dated March 13 : sureties warrant dated April 6 in 37,000l. : commission dated April 6.
James Caswall for co. Monmouth : reference dated March 19 : sureties warrant dated April 7 in 7000l. : commission dated April 7.
John Weston for co. Surrey and borough of Southwark : reference dated March 20 and March 23 : sureties warrant dated April 16 in 46,000l. : commission dated April 16.
John Thornton for co. Lancaster : reference dated April 16 : sureties warrant dated April 27 in 15,000l. ; commission dated April 27. Reference Book VIII, pp. 37, 38, 39, 40, 50. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 523-5, 526-8.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Reading, late collector of [Excise in] Lincoln, shewing that he lost 252l. 17s. 5d. by returns of moneys and also a further 100l. paid into the Mint at Chester which he never received back, likewise the salary which was due to him at the time of his discharge. Reference Book VIII, p. 41.
Feb. 25. Royal warrant to John How, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 297l. to Sir Charles Hara to be by him distributed to the respective Captains of the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers under his command as levy money for raising 99 men drafted on the 2nd Feb. inst. from their several Companies for Brigadier Colenbine's Regiment : being at the rate of 3l. per man. (Letter of direction dated March 8 for the issue of said 297l. to said Howe as in part of 87,125l. for 10,000 Marines anno 1703.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 544. Disposition Book XVI, p. 168.
Money warrant for 338l. 0s. 8d. to William Popple, senr., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for his expenses and incidents in that service from 1701 June 24 to 1702 Dec. 25. (Money order dated March 1 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 269. Order Book V, p. 443.
Same for 24l. 17s. 9d. to Benjamin Jolliffe Esq., late sheriff of Worcester for the year ended 1700 Sept. 29, for a surplusage on his account, arising by his payments to Joseph Ball for apprehending Charles Smith for counterfeiting. (Money order dated March 3 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 269. Order Book V, p. 443. Disposition Book XVI, p. 164.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Armstrong, gent, to be paid over, pursuant to Proclamation, to the person who discovered Latouche one of the French prisoners who lately made his escape out of Southampton Gaol. (Money order dated March 3 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 270. Order Book V, p. 444. Disposition Book XVI, p. 167.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners for an addition of 40l. per an. to the 40l. per an. salary of John Wynn, deputy solicitor for prizes, in consideration of his constant duty and attendance on the business of that Office. Money Book XVI, p. 271.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household, upon account towards clearing the wages, board wages and other allowances payable by him, to wit to Xmas last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 156.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the 3091l. 15s. 9½d. reserved ut supra p. 148 : viz. 2800l. to the Col. of the Second Regiment of Guards as in lieu of so much issued in Dec. last in tallies on the Malt Surplus for clearings to said Regiment to 24 Oct. last, which tallies are hereby to be delivered back to you [the Earl of Ranelagh] by the said Colonel and are to be reserved in your hands without interest for arrears due to the Guards and Garrisons before Dec. 25 last.
In the margin. This letter was cancelled and replaced by the letter of March 17 infra p. 186. Ibid., p. 157.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners returning their inventory of the plunder taken at Port St. Marys. Please make an abstract for the Lord Treasurer of the several species as therein. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 131.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Sir Geo. Parker and Charles Goring, Sub commissioners for Prizes, praying some allowance for their extraordinary service for almost 10 weeks in searching at Spithead the men of war, transports and tenders that came from Port St. Mary. Reference Book VIII, p. 36.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Hunton, a surety of Augustine Briggs late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Norfolk, shewing that Briggs's debt is now almost secured and petitioner has nothing to support his family but what he gets by being a brewer's clerk : therefore praying stay of process. Ibid., p. 41.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 18 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Queen's Serjeant Trumpeter of 2 liveries extraordinary of velvet trimmed with gold lace for the 2 trumpets that are appointed to attend on the Duke of Marlborough into Holland. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 510.
Feb. 26. Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to give order to John, Duke of Newcastle, Lord Warden of Sherwood Forest, and 10 others, detailed, for raising 1500l. by decayed trees in the said forest in the space of 3 years : all on the representation of Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North : the net proceeds thereof to be paid into the Exchequer. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant hereon accordingly dated March 2.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 538. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 514.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Charles, Earl of Carlisle of the personal estate of Sir John Fenwick forfeited by his attainder under William III with obligation on the said Earl to pay the debts due thereout. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 538-40.
Feb. 26 & 27. William Lowndes to the Bank of England to advance as follows as in further part of the 13,315l. 14s. 8d. supra p. 149.
£
to Sir Stephen Evance, a clothier of Col. Foxe's Regiment, on orders Nos. 3484-7 and 3526-9 inclusive registered ut ibid 1600
to Robert Peter, a clothier of Col. Saunderson's Regiment, on orders Nos. 3491-2 and 3496-3500 similarly registered 1400
£3000
200l. to Thomas Hawgood on his order No. 3501 for 200l. registered on the Subsidies and Land Tax and is for accoutrements by him furnished to Col. Holt's Regiment : and is to be part of the said 13,315l. 14s. 8d.
1500l. to Andrew Boult, a clothier of Lord Shannon's Regiment, on orders Nos. 3511, 3537, 3541, 3483, 3512-3, 3634 and 3510 similarly registered.
Disposition Book XVI, p. 158, 161.
Feb. 26. Letter of direction for 4995l. 11s. 6¾d. out of Civil List moneys : for uses as follows viz.
£ s. d.
to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to satisfy what has incurred in the Office of the Works from 1702 Sept. 29 to Dec. 31 4172 1
to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor, to clear repairs and alterations in Windsor Castle within same time 823 9 11
£4995 11
Ibid., p. 160.
Same for the issue of so much to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, as will complete any shortage in the public subscriptions or contributions to the sums of 79,155l. and 8475l. authorised by the Act [1 Anne St. 2 c. 5] "which 'tis supposed will pass to-morrow" for purchasing the annuities therein mentioned, in case the said sums are not fully completed by the said contributions by 5 of the clock to-morrow in the afternoon ; any issues by virtue hereof are to be made out of contributions to be made by the said Treasurer upon the said Act. Ibid.
Same for 1000l. to Lord Edward Russell on his order for 20,000l. towards paying off the arrears of the servants of the late King Wm. III : and is to go towards the debt to the Messengers of the Chamber on their bills. Ibid., p. 162.
Same for 100l. to Visct. Fitzharding, Treasurer of the Chamber : to be paid over to George Collins, a Messenger of the Chamber who is appointed to attend the Duke of Marlborough to Holland : and is in part of his bills for travelling charges. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to attend at the Exchequer to-morrow in order to the registering of orders in your name on the Aids for this year, to wit for the Forces under your pay. (The like letter to Mr. Howe.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 132.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the officers late upon the Establishment of Half Pay, praying payment of the half pay due to them to March 10 last. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Trustees for the sale of Forfeited Estates in Ireland are required to transmit quarterly to your office a true account of all debentures, certificates, tallies, orders, Malt tickets and Exchequer Bills authorised by the Act of 10 and 11 Wm. III [11 and 12 Wm. III c. 2] to be taken in by them as sterling money in the purchase of such estates. You are to certify to the Lord Treasurer from time to time the several species so taken in. 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 the 25th inst. for taking off the present embargo from all ships and vessels whatsoever which trade coastwise within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales and town of Berwick-on-Tweed without taking from them their quota of men, save in the case of the privateers. Out Letters (Customs), XIV, p. 242.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Kesterman for a noli prosequi as to the Queen's share of his penalty for bringing over corn in an English ketch not manned according to the Navigation Act. Reference Book VIII, p. 44.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Clement Dorrell praying discharge of the Queen's share of his composition for forfeited wine and brandy imported contrary to law. Reference Book VIII, p. 41.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Sadler of Norwich, grocer, shewing that he was drawn in by one Barker into running a parcel of wine, which petitioner discovered to the surveyor at Norwich ; whereupon Barker has discovered against petitioner in revenge. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Rigden, late of London merchant, concerning his debt of 4100l. on wine bonds, of which 1000l. has been paid and he has given in to the Customs Solicitor a list of 2575l. 17s. 0d. of debts owing to him : therefore praying that his estate may be accepted in settlement and his sureties discharged, he being reduced by losses and having to maintain a father of 80 years. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Clement Dorrell for a noli prosequi to the information against him for unlawful importing of wine and brandy, this being his first fault and he being in a very miserable condition. Ibid., p. 42.
Royal warrant to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to discharge arrears amounting to 12,735l. 9s. 77/8d. out of the accounts of the respective collectors from 1682 to 1701 Xmas as follows : and further to set [to lease] the plus and undisposed lands in the several districts of Ireland for terms (not exceeding 31 years) and conditions and rents such as can be obtained : the said Lord Lieutenant having transmitted a book containing a list of such plus lands and the arrears thereon ; as also the arrears due out of several Rectories which pay port corn to the Chief Governor of Ireland as well as the rent to the Crown (which debt is become insolvent by reason that same is refused to be paid and the collectors have no way to distrain it "but care has been taken for the 3 years last past and for the future to prevent any such arrears by an agreement made between the several parties concerned at the instance of the Revenue Commissioners there") and likewise the arrears of quit rents due out of forfeited lands on the grants made thereof by Wm. III. as due before the said grants, which last arrears are all lost to the Crown by the late Act of Parliament [11 Wm. III c. 2] for reassuming the forfeited lands in Ireland : the total of abovesaid arrears being as follows :
£ s. d.
on plus and undisposed lands 6435 2 41/8
on Crown rents on port corn 1422 18
on forfeitures 4877 9 77/8
£12735 9 77/8
Followed by : schedule of said plus and undisposed lands and of the arrears thereon.
District. No. of Acres. Yearly Charge. Total Arrears.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Athlone 294. 42 15 166 5
Ardmagh 635. 16 6 11¾ 5 19
Baltimore 2568. 39 5 230 16
Blamy [Blaney] 7686. 117 13 905 15 0
Clonmel 2588. 27 0 236 3 10
Cavan 1658. 22 7 5 197 2
Coleraine 72. 0 19 6 9 5 3
Cork 70 1 1 2 10 1 1
Dundalk 965. 23 2 18 19 9
Dingle 14279. 216 7 1682 17 51/8
Dublin 25. 0 10 2 6 12 07/8
Drogheda 99. 2 0 1 24 9
Ennis 1934 29 6 194 19 115/8
Foxford 3419 34 4 136 5 10¼
Galway 221 1 19 31 4 10½
Kilkenny 1237 25 4 140 9 47/8
Kinsale 217 3 5 10½ 7 15
Killibegs 157 2 2
Loughrea 3079 30 19 7 205 13 87/8
Londonderry 53 0 14
Limerick 130 1 19 27 3
Lisburn 214 2 17 10¼
Moyallow [Mallow] 7802 99 14 10¼ 973 18 63/8
Maryborough 1994 40 6 10½ 184 12 1
Naas 2238 45 8 4 40 0 77/8
Ross 2552 50 19 8 635 5 4
Sligo 3724 37 16 10½ 217 8
Strangford 84 1 2 9 10 11/8
Strabane 60 0 16 12 10 107/8
Trim 990 20 3 1 5
Waterford 646 12 14
Wexford 817 16 11 13 10 23/8
Wicklow 1616 32 14 73/8 103 2 71/8
Youghal 1198 18 4 5 18
67954 £1019 7 10¼ £6435 2 41/8
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 272-3.
Feb. 27. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to give authority to the Exchequer to take in contributions not exceeding 87,630l. on the Aid lately granted by [1 Anne St. 2 c. 5 for] sale of annuities : and to draw tallies and orders for payments on the several and respective annuities to be purchased and obtained in pursuance of the Act for said Aid. (William Lowndes dated Feb. 27 to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the Tellers to take in such contributions.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 531. Disposition Book XVI, p. 159.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Exchequer to take in loans on the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cider and Perry : up to the total of 600,000l. as by the late Act 1 Anne st. 2 c. 3 therefor. (The like letter from William Lowndes to the Receipt as above.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 532. Disposition Book XVI, p. 159.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Exchequer to take in loans up to 600,000l. on the subsidies for the war granted by the late Act of 1 Anne St. 2 c. 15. (The like letter from William Lowndes as above.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 533. Disposition Book XVI, p. 159.
Same to same for a same to authorise same to take in loans not exceeding 500,000l. on the Continued Duties on Coals, Culme and Cinders as by the Act 1 Anne St. 2 c. 4. (The like letter from William Lowndes as above.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 533. Disposition Book XVI, p. 159.
Same to the Attorney General to confess the plea and to suffer record of judgment in the matter as follows in order to free the estate of Lady Mainwaring and Sir Thomas Mainwaring relict and heir of Sir John Mainwaring from the extent thereon as securities of Morgan Whitley, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Chester and North Wales : all on condition of payment of 4600l. as part of the [£9309 10s. 8d.] arrear due from said Whitley viz. 1334l. 3s. 3½d. on his account of the second 4s. Aid anno 1694 for North Wales and 7975l. 7s. 4½d. on his account of the second 3s. Aid anno 1698 for co. Chester and North Wales : it appearing that the estate of the said late Sir John Mainwaring is encumbered with a jointure to Dame Elizabeth his wife. Queen's Warrant Book, pp. 536-7.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to empower the Lord Treasurer to appoint Receivers General of the Subsidies granted in the last Session of Parliament by the Act of 1 Anne St. 2 c. 15. Ibid., p. 548.
Letter of direction for 100,000l. to John Howe for the service of the Guards and Garrisons : out of loans to be made by him on credit of the Subsidies now granted.
300,000l. to Charles Fox for the service of the Forces in the Low Countries : 100,000l. thereof out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Malt &c. Duties and 200,000l. similarly on credit of the Coals Duties. Disposition Book XVI, p. 158.
Same for 22,524l. 5s. 5d. to said Fox for same : out of loans on the Land Tax granted this session : and is to be paid over to Antonio Alvarez Machado in advance for bread and bread waggons to be furnished for the service of the Forces in 1703. Ibid., p. 159.
Same for 100,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : for the service of the Navy and Victualling : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on the Malt Act in course ofter the 100,000l. [charged thereon] in the name of Mr. Fox. Ibid., p. 161.