Warrant Book
March 1703, 1-10

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'Warrant Book: March 1703, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 158-175. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84303 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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March 1703, 1-10

March Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to order John Brewer, Receiver of Prizes, to pay into the Exchequer 3530l. 10s. 0d. of the Queen's share of prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 270.
March 1. Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office for 1702 Xmas quarter : total 749l. 7s. 1d. Ibid., p. 272.
Letter of direction for 3530l. 10s. 0d. (out of the Queen's share of prizes) to the Earl of Ranelagh upon account of pay due before Dec. 25 last to the Troops abroad : it being intended to complete the pay of the General Officers to Dec. 25 last : and is in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men for the year 1702. Disposition Book XVI, p. 162.
William Lowndes to Mr. Shakerley for an account of the pay due to the Company of Invalids at Chester to Dec. 24 last and for 2 months since that date. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 133.
Same to Mr. Ryley for a certificate what is due to the Conservator and Keepers of Dean Forest. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Bridges to prepare, from the enclosed book [missing], a state of the account of revenue arising by Licences of Hawkers, Pedlars and Petty Chapmen for the year ended 1701 June 24. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer recommends the bearer, Mr. Fitch, for employment in the Customs. Ibid., p. 135.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Duke of Ormonde relating to the clothiers of the 5 Regiments that were sent out of Ireland to the West Indies. Ibid., p. 139.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Fletcher for employment in the Customs, he having been bred a merchant but having had great losses at sea. Reference Book VIII, p. 42.
The like of the petition of Samuell Brookes praying to be appointed an officer to prevent the running of goods between London and Chelsea. (In the margin : again referred 1703 June 15.) Ibid.
March 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 75,870l. 18s. 1d. to Deficient Funds as follow : said sum representing the receipts between Feb. 2 last and March 2 inst. from branches of the revenue as follow viz. 10,052l. 8s. 11d. from Windows ; 2069l. 1s. 9½d. from Additional Impositions ; 22l. 19s. 7½d. from New Duty on Salt ; 4192l. 6s. 7d. from New Duty on [Stamped] Paper Continued ; 4197l. 1s. 11½d. from New Customs ; 3551l. 3s. 3d. from Marriages ; 51,785l. 15s. 11½d. from Continued Impositions : the distribution and application to be hereby as follows :
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 2nd March, 1702-3. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 45455 1 6 866 5 5
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 281318 9 3 6344 8 11¾
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 607261 7 9 14283 0 5
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 76965 13 4 1390 7
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 139697 15 9 3324 5 1
Salt 1711500 0 0 861129 5 26655 1 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 7505 0 2491 17 1
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 341000 0 0 6933 4
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 179606 17 3490 7
Marriages 648000 0 0 417459 2 0 10092 0 2
£4871611 8 0 £3024908 13 £75870 18 1
Money Book XVI., p. 273.
Letter of direction for 112,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Duties on Coals newly granted : to be applied to Wear and Tear, to wit for 3 months for the Course ended at Michaelmas last or thereabouts. Disposition Book XVI, p. 163.
Same for 14,151l. 6s. 5½d. to John Howe : out of same : for the service of the Guards and Garrisons and to be applied for 2 months' clearings to Feb. 24 last as follows :
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. part of 352,000l. for Guards and Garrisons [anno 1703].
for clearings to the Troops and Regiments for said 2 months, offreckonings included
10648 11 6
for pay of the Garrisons for same time 2479 18
for half pay to the Officers of Lord Windsor's and Col. Harvey's late Regiments of Horse who serve in Holland, for same time 176 14 0
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d., (other part of 352,000l.), towards maintaining 10,000 soldiers for sea service [anno 1703].
for clearings to the Regiments of Lucas and Colenbine for same time
846 2 3
£14151 6
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing a certificate of the cash found wanting in the office of Mr. Guy Palmes, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt : which cash appears thereby to have been made good. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 133.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to write to the Governors of the respective Garrisons (where any Invalids are) for an account of what is due to the said Invalids to Dec. 24 last and for 2 months later. Ibid., p. 134.
Same to Mr. How. The Lord Treasurer has this day directed 14151l. 6s. 5½d. for 2 months' clearings according to your memorial. Please send a certificate of how much is respited on every Regiment and Independent Company for the said time. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Hugh Harsnett as riding surveyor at Lymington loco Robert Hayward deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 242.
Approval by same of John Lloyd as deputy to Benj. Johnson, a Queen's waiter London port. Ibid.
Warrant by same to same for the establishment of officers at Liverpool as follows [being 19 in all] : viz. Francis Medcalfe, a landwaiter there, to be landsurveyor there loco John Colquit deceased.
John Digby (a deputy Queen's waiter London port) as a landsurveyor.
Richard Nash, a landwaiter there, as riding surveyor there loco Abraham Aldersey.
Maurice Bowen as tidesurveyor loco James Wixall dismissed.
John Linegar (a tidesman London port) as tidesurveyor loco John Frankland dismissed.
Spicer Harris as surveyor at Hoylake and to command the yacht for boarding ships.
George Tarvin, a landwaiter Liverpool port, to be deputy searcher and to attend the Coast business.
John Jones (landwaiter at Lancaster) to be landwaiter loco said Tarvin.
James Smethurst (tidesman at Lancaster) to be landwaiter loco said Jones ; and Laurence Whitside to succeed Smethurst at Lancaster.
Hugh Northcott and Richard Wharton as landwaiters locis Richard Nash and Francis Medcalfe promoted as above.
At Hoylake 5 tidesmen and 3 boatmen [unnamed] with a boat : at 30l. per an. each. Ibid., p. 243.
Same by same to same to employ James Cecil as a tidesman on the inferior list [London port] loco John Linegar [transferred to Liverpool ut supra].
Samuell Lowdell as a same ibid. loco Robert Ball deceased. Ibid.
Same by same to same to discharge the Susanna and Margret and her lading from her seizure under the Navigation Act, on the petition of Edward Hales master ; she being foreign built but belonging to the Queen's natural born subjects and being laden at Konigsberg with stores for the Queen's Navy and was obliged to depart for the Sound with the opportunity of the convoy and without her proper complement of English seamen. Ibid., pp. 244-5.
Same by same to same to issue new drawback debentures to John Hyde of London merchant in place of some lost, being for tobacco imported in the Arundell Capt. Splandin Rand master, and sold to Edward Carleton who exported same in the ship William, William Vanacker master, for Rotterdam Feb. 21 last : and also for tobacco imported in the Jonathan and Mary, Capt. Jenifer master, and sold to said Carleton who exported same in the Justice, Peter Caloor master for Rotterdam Feb. 23 last. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 245-6.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against Robert Appreece, one of the sureties of John Mason, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely ; the said Appreece having paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer 2216l. 7s. 1d. on Jan. 27 last in part of said Mason's debt, being his proportion of the surety. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 510.
Same by same to same to stay process until Trinity term next against William Hewer on his 3 accounts, depending, relating to the affairs of Tangier, one of them being lately declared. Ibid., p. 517.
March 3. Warrant dormant by same to [the Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 10l. 16s. 8d. per an. to Edward Ashe gent. as Comptroller of Plymouth port. Money Book XVI, p. 274.
Money warrant for 311l. 9s. 2d. to William Young for 1¼ years to 1702 Xmas on his annuity or yearly rent of 249l. 3s. 4d. as by the patent of 16 June 1701. Ibid., p. 283.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners of the Salt Duties to pay to Michael East, their Secretary, 100l. per an. as additional (from June 24 last and in consideration of his constant attendance and great pains) to his present salary of 140l. per an. to himself and clerk. In the margin : a later confirmation dated 1711 Dec. 14 of this warrant. Ibid., p. 296.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to innovate 2 burned annuity orders Nos. 937 and 1123 in the name of Richard Markes for 300l. Order Book V, p. 446.
Letter of direction for the following issues out of Civil List moneys viz.
£ s. d.
to the executors of Serjeant Shirley 50 3 9
to John Mardock for a moiety of 506l. 4s. 10d. of plate seized by him 253 2 5
Disposition Book XVI, p. 164.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply to the discharge of bills under the head of Wear and Tear the 1764l. 15s. 4d. directed Dec. 4 last supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII p. 409 the same not having been applied to the uses therein intended. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 1164l. 15s. 4d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for freight of the Canterbury galley to carry powder to Barbary ut supra ibid. Ibid., p. 165.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the following papers [missing] viz. :
(1) a memorial relating to brass guns taken in the French ships of war at Vigo "and [relating] to the French galleons."
(2) the Prizes Commissioners' representation relating to the Gracieuse prize ship taken into the Queen's service last summer and to the French men of war taken at Vigo.
(3) the appraisement of the 3 galleons.
(4) the Earl of Nottingham's letter intimating the Queen's pleasure that the said galleons be taken into her service. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 134.
Same to John Howe to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Capt. Robert Gardner on behalf of the Independent Company of Foot in Bermudas praying that 6 months' subsistence may be advanced to it as hath been usually done. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Principal Commissioners of Prizes relating to the Duty on prize oil. It is the Attorney General's opinion hereon that the former Declaration [Proclamation] be renewed, with an alteration as to the oil so that the same may pay only English Duties for the future. Ibid., p. 135.
Same to the Salt Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has read your report of Dec. 19 last relating to several notorious frauds at Newcastle relating to debentures for exported fish, by which the Duties on salt have been much diminished. Please make a state of such evidence relating thereto as you think may be relied upon at a trial. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Moody for a certificate of how far each accountant lately [having any account in process of audit] in the office of Auditor Done deceased (to whom you were deputy) has passed his accounts. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Cornbury, Governor of New York, to report on the enclosed abstract [see supra p. 139-140] of the accounts of Thomas Weaver, late Receiver General of the Revenues of the Province of New York viz. from 1700-1 Jan. 6 to 1702 June 29. Ibid., p. 136. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 76.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Parker as landwaiter in Boston port loco Thomas Stringer deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 243.
Same by same to same to permit James Brook, master of the ship Mary, to enter 2 pipes of sherry [now] in said ship, she being employed as a transport in the late Expedition to Cadiz and having whilst at Port St. Mary conveyed on board the Three Pilgrims one Madame Maria Pavia and her family and effects to England under a pass and order from the Duke of Ormonde for which service she presented him with the said sherry ; same being neither prize nor plundered goods ; which said lady "on occasion of the Duke of Ormonde's and Sir George Rooke's going to Cadiz flew from thence to Port St. Mary where upon the landing of the said Duke of Ormonde she put herself under his protection." Ibid., p. 247.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of George Airey praying acceptance of a composition of 100l. which his friends will find for his Salt Duty debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 42.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of Edward Blackfan, prisoner in Horsham gaol upon an information against him and John Johnson for running 16 anchors of brandy : praying remission of his fine of 64l. and discharge from prison in view of his poverty. Ibid.
1703 [sic for 1702-3]. March 3. Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Thomas Brabant shewing that his books of accounts were taken out of his lodgings by an Officer of the Guards and delivered to Mr. Nicho Baker and afterwards to Mr. Borret : which said books and writings are of no use to any person but petitioner : therefore praying restoration of same. Ibid., p. 58.
March 3. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to employ persons as follows at the salaries respectively, detailed, viz.
per an.
Robert Merrey as clerk and assistant to the Storekeeper in London port loco Henry Collop who has quitted same : at 30l.
Colt Titchburne as tidesurveyor in London port loco Samuell Crayker displaced : at 50
Joseph Lee as clerk in the Accountant's Office loco Samuel Newberry : at 60
Edward Richbell as clerk in the said office : at 40
£180
Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 515.
Same by same to same to give orders to the Prizes officers in the respective outports to open up all the plunder brought from Port St. Marys and lying in the said [out] ports, in the presence of the Customs officers of the said ports respectively : and to make an estimate of the value thereof and to transmit said estimate to the Lord Treasurer forthwith. Ibid.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process ad computandum until Trinity term next against the Salt Commissioners. Ibid., p. 520.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Edward Ford, administrator of Thomas Spendelow, that no grant or lease be made to William Green gent of lands belonging to Thomas Woodward gent till said Ford be heard : notice to be given to Mr. Cottingham of Symons Inn. Caveat Book p. 56.
March 4. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1000l. to William Blathwaite (out of poundage money of the Forces for the year ended 1702 Xmas) : to be as for one year's additional salary to same date as Secretary at War. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 542.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to give warrant to Thomas Hewett, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, for felling 10 trees in Brickland Hay in Sherwood Forest towards the rebuilding the fabric of the free Grammar School in the town of Mansfield co. Notts : all on the petition of the Vicar &c. of Mansfield. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated 8 March hereon accordingly.) Ibid., p. 542. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 518.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Thomas Baker, late Consul at Algiers : without account : to be laid out by him in a present from the Queen to the Government of Algiers. (Money warrant dated March 6 hereon.) (Money order dated March 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 545. Money Book XVI, p. 275. Order Book V, p. 452. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 500l. to Count Cornelius de Nassau (who was Master of the Robes to Wm. III.) as royal bounty : without account : in consideration of the ermine robe and other robes which belonged to Wm. III at the time of his decease and were by the said Count delivered over into the Office of the Robes. (Money warrant dated March 6 hereon.) (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 21 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 545. Money Book XVI, p. 275. Order Book V, p. 454. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to release from prison by supersedeas George Murray and his sureties as late a collector of Excise and malt and leather Duties on his paying 445l. 7s. 6¾d. towards the balance of 3399l. 12s. 6d. owing from him on three accounts of said Duties, he having fled to Holland but arrested there and brought prisoner to Wood Street Compter, where also Allan Garrett one of his sureties is imprisoned for same. Money Book XVI, p. 276.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Robert, Lord Lucas praying that his Regiment of Foot may receive the like favour as the other new raised Regiments. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 136.
March 5. Royal warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 200l. to John Latton for his charges and service in keeping the Harriers from Xmas 1701 to Michaelmas 1702 when the Queen ordered them to be laid aside. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 543.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for 200l. per an. to Sir David Mitchell as Gentleman Usher Black Rod, being the allowance paid to that office for many years past : to date from 1702 Lady day. Ibid.
Royal sign manual for 650l. to Robert Harley Esq. for his fee of 5l. a day 1702 Oct. 20 to Feb. 27 following as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated 6 March hereon). (Money order dated March 10 hereon). (Letter of direction dated March 12 hereon.) Ibid., p. 544. Money Book XVI, p. 275. Order Book V, p. 445. Disposition Book XVI, p. 171.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to issue 6053l. 2s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : upon account : to be by levying tallies of pro or assignment on the overplus of the duties on malt, mum, cider and perry (after repayment of 600,000l. loans thereon and interest and charges thereof) and next after 193,042l. 1s. 10d. already levied on the said overplus : and is intended to be paid over by said Earl to Sir Stephen Evance and others who remitted 98,000l. for the army in Holland in Nov. and Dec. last (more than they had contracted for) at the rate of 10 guilders 17 stivers per £ when the current price was about 10 guilders 5 stivers : and is to be in full of their demands for such difference of exchange : and is to be in part of 700,000l. for the charge of 40,000 men for the year ended Dec. 25 last. Money Book XVI, pp. 274-5.
Letter of direction for 59,747l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Fox as in further part of the charge in 1703 of the Forces in the Low Countries : out of loans on the Duties on Coals newly granted : to be applied as follows : viz.
for subsistence to the subject [British] Troops and pay to the Foreign Forces there from the 19th inst. to the 15th April next 54747 13 4
upon account of pay to the General Officers of the Subject Troops for the year commencing Dec. 15 last : being in part of 10,000l. 2500
upon account of Contingencies for the Subject Forces : being in part of 10,000l. for said year 2500
£59747 13 4
Disposition Book XVI, p. 165.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges for a state of Mr. Herbert's accounts as late Receiver General for Prizes. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 135.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the abovesaid 6053l. 2s. 3d. to Sir Stephen Evance and several others who remitted 98,000l. to Holland between 16 Nov. and 16 Dec. last &c. as above : being for their loss and one per cent. commission and charges thereon. [The Treasury warrant as above was sufficient authority for the issue to Ranelagh but a royal warrant was necessary to authorise him to pay it over.] Ibid., p. 137.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Edward Stephens and George Tompson praying payment of the several moieties of the sum that Richard Flight and William King of Portsmouth were fined, being 200l. each "for having in their possession 20 fathom of 3 inch rope with a white thread stretched through the same laid the contrary way being the Queen's mark to all her cordage and contrary to the statute in that case" whereof they were convicted at Winchester Assizes 23 July 1700 by the sole evidence of the petitioners herein. Reference Book VIII, p. 42.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Husband shewing that Horace Boswell alias Staunton (who was indebted to him in 250l.) died a minor intestate being interested only in the reversion of an estate in Shropshire and being a bastard without kin [whereby] the same fell in to the Crown : therefore praying that the reversion may be sold to pay said debt. Ibid., p. 45.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to appoint the sum of 661l. 10s. 0d. to be paid to Guy Palmes, late one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt, in accordance with a decree of the Exchequer Court of Feb. 18 last in a cause wherein said Palmes was plaintiff against the Bank of England, Nathaniell Wolfreyes, Mathew Kirwood and Robert Presgrave defendants relating to a Bank note or Cash Bill dated 24 Dec. 1701 No. 280 for the said sum payable to the said Wolfreyes and Kirwood or the said Wolfrys and Company or Bearer which decree ordered the Bank to pay said sum forthwith into the Exchequer : it appearing that upon examination of the cash in the office of the said Palmes at the time of the going off of the said Presgrave (who was his chief clerk) it was found that there was a deficit of 7312l. 5s. 6½d. [in the cash of said office] and the same has since been answered and made good by the said Palmes. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 516.
March 6. Same by same [to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes] to order John Brewer, Receiver General of Prizes, to pay into the Exchequer for the public service 10,000l. out of the Queen's share of prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 275.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied towards the charge of works and alterations which the Queen has ordered to be made at St. James's : to be issued by 1000l. a week as from the 11th inst. Disposition Book XVI, p. 166.
Same for 1000l. to Lord Edward Russell on his order for 20,000l. for arrears due to the servants of William III : and is to be applied to Messengers [of the Chamber's] bills due before March 8 last : and is to be paid out of the arrears of the said late King's Civil List revenues. Ibid.
March 6 & 10. Same for 2000l. to Charles Johnson on two orders for 10,000l. for the service of the Stables during the time the office of Master of the Horse to the Queen was in commission to Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Benj. Bathurst and Hugh Chudleigh.
2750l. to same for same. Ibid., p. 167.
March 6. Same for 2000l. to the Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse to the Queen : on his order for 20,000l. for extraordinaries of the Stables. Ibid., p. 169.
William Lowndes to Samuell Burton to take care to prevent any embezzlements of anything belonging to the Queen at the Savoy. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 136.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh for an account or list of all bills payable in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office for one year to the 8th inst. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sidney Godolphin (the Auditor of Wales) and to Auditor Parsons respectively to make up the state of Morgan Whitley's debt as late Receiver General [of Taxes] for Cheshire and for North Wales respectively. (Same to the Agents for Taxes to assist them therein.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 136.
Same to Mr. Burchet. The Queen takes notice that she is at great charge in the frequent furnishing of yachts, occasioned (as tis supposed) by the Captains taking away the old furniture from time to time as fees or perquisites belonging to themselves. Please represent the same to the Lord High Admiral's Council to the end all Captains may be charged with the goods from time to time received from the Wardrobe for the service of the said yachts. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to deliver forthwith to the Auditors of Imprests your accounts of moneys paid for the Forces in the Low Countries in 1701 and 1702. Ibid.
Same to the Bishop of Chichester. On your request the Lord Treasurer has ordered stay of process against you on your First Fruits. But you are to clear your bonds for same by Easter term next. Ibid., p. 138.
Same to Richard Crawley to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis D' Laet, executor of Sir Paul Rycaut, relating to some East India goods seized on board the Frederick sloop and condemned as pirated goods brought from Madagascar. Ibid., p. 140.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's March 4 for the taking off of the embargo from all ships and vessels whatsoever trading between this kingdom and Ireland without taking their quota of men save in the case of privateers. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 248.
The like for a like order in Council for permission to the ship Anthelope (24 seamen, 8 landsmen) to sail for Leghorn with her lading of fish : on the petition of Richard Perry on behalf of himself and the owners and freighters. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process till Easter term next against the above John, Bishop of Chichester on his bonds for First Fruits. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 517.
March 8. Warrant dormant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Francis Spendlove as Comptroller of Yarmouth port. Money Book XVI, p. 276.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners for additional allowances of 50l. per an. to Thomas Hopkins as Comptroller of Salt Duties (over and above his present salary of 250l. per an. for himself and clerks) : and 150l. per an. to Fra. Bridges, as Cashier of said Duty, for himself, his assistant, clerks and bill men over and above the present salary of 250l. per an : as from 1702 June 24. Ibid., p. 277.
Letter of direction for 682l. 16s. 9d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is intended to be paid to Henry Wise for new works performed in the Gardens at Kensington since the date of his contract [for upkeep of the Royal Gardens] and therein excepted. (William Lowndes to said Lloyd to pay same to Wise.) Disposition Book XVI, p. 168.
Same for 10,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the Queen's share of prizes : as in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men for the year 1702 : and is to be paid to Mr. Eyles in satisfaction of a bill drawn from Holland on account of pay to the said Forces before Dec. 25 last. Ibid.
Same for 67l. 10s. 0d. to Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber] in part of 20,000l. towards arrears of the late King's servants : and is to be paid to John Norris, joiner of the Privy Chamber, for gilt picture frames delivered for the said late King's service. Ibid., p. 169.
Same for 100l. to said Lord E. Russell in further part of said 20,000l. order : and is for arrears [in the said late King's time] due in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Vanbrugh [Comptroller in the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber] for a certificate of what allowances have been usually made by bills for travelling charges to the officers of the Removing Wardrobe. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 137.
Same to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lieut. Gen. Churchill relating to his Royal Highness's Regiment embarking for Holland. Ibid., p. 138.
Same to Mr. Borret to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Hugh Speke setting forth his services and sufferings in the three former reigns. Ibid.
Same to Mr. How and Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lord Portmore with a state thereto annexed of his Regiment lately commanded by Sir Henry Bellasyse. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant for making an allowance to Lord Lucas for the men detached from his Regiment for Col. Colenbine's Regiment, to wit at the same rate as was lately allowed to Sir Charles Hara on the like occasion [cause]. Ibid., p. 139.
Same to Mr. Ryley to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the poor men who watered Hyde Park in the years 1701 and 1702, praying payment for their service. 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 March 7 inst. taking off the embargo from all ships and vessels trading to Holland from any port of England, Wales or Berwick without taking from them their quota of men save in the case of privateers. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 249.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to discharge Thomas Ellis, grazier, from his debt to the Queen and to release him from prison, he having been for many years a considerable dealer and having returned moneys punctually for Collectors of Excise and of Salt Duties until 1698 when he failed, being indebted 2000l. for money received of John Jennings, Collector of Excise in co. Worcester ; 350l. from Richard George, a same ; 320l. from Edward Burrish, a Salt Collector ; towards which 1090l. 1s. 8d. has been recovered by extents on his estate leaving 1579l. 18s. 4d. still due, he having been a prisoner in Wood Street Compter for 3 years : the present discharge is on the condition that Ellis do pay a further 105l. as composition for the balance of his debt. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 518-20.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Smith of premises in co. Surrey parcel of the royal manor of Richmond, viz. messuages or tenements with gardens in the possession of — Eldridge, Joseph Rogers and Thomas Rogers within the circuit of the ancient royal palace of Richmond abutting south east on the tenement of Anna Darley, widow and John Lauze gent and south west and north west on the tenement of Richard Hill and the Honble. George Cholmondeley.
Prefixing : constat of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal. "The manor of Richmond having been granted by Charles II to the late King James when Duke of York and by him settled on Trustees for a jointure to his late Queen," it may therefore be fit to declare that the said Trustees stand seized of the premises to the use of the present grantee. Ibid., pp. 521-2.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare letters patent to pass the Exchequer seal to constitute Thomas Adams Esq. as Steward and Keeper of the Courts of the late Monastery of St. Mary's co. Yorks. loco Benjamin Norcliffe jun. deceased. Ibid., p. 533.
March 9. Same by same to the Postmasters General to imprest 1500l. to Edmund Dummer to enable him to carry on a constant correspondence between England and the West India Islands under the Queen's Government for the benefit and encouragement of trade according to the contract directed to be made between the Postmasters General and said Dummer for 4 fit sloops or vessels to be employed to go out from Falmouth monthly to the said Islands : he having been already at great charge in putting out the same, over and above the 2000l. already imprested to him. Money Book XVI, p. 281.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt]. The Agents for Taxes have applied for payment of their salaries out of the Civil List. The Lord Treasurer conceives that their offices relate wholly to the taxes and ought to be paid thereout. Is there any objection to this? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 139.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of the issues to you to Dec. 24 last on the 87,125l. 10s. 0d. [voted] for 10,000 soldiers for sea service [anno 1702]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales for a certificate of the names of the Receivers of the rents of the manor of Richmond in Surrey since 1688 and what money is in their hands. Ibid., p. 140.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt for a certificate of what revenues are payable to the Crown in the several Plantations or Colonies in America and to what uses they are respectively applicable : and also for a state of the Receiver's accounts of the said Plantations. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Povey for an account of moneys received for Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners of War since the present war with France and Spain, to wit to Xmas last. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed account [missing] from Mr. Dummer of expenses in fitting out the 4 pacquet boats for the West Indies. Ibid., p. 141.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : an order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's March 4 inst. to permit the ship Mary to proceed on her voyage to the East Indies, on the petition of Peter Godfrey and other merchants of London shewing that for securing her complement of 60 men he shipped 90 men but afterwards lost 43 men by imprestment, which exceeds the quota. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 249.
Same by same for the like order of March 7 inst. for taking off the embargo from ships as follows going to the fishing of Newfoundland : viz.
Isabella. John Kingston master, 14 seamen 28 landmen.
Pine Tree. Samuel Hayman master, 12 seamen 30 landmen.
O Porto Merchant. Henry Hayman master, 14 seamen 35 landmen.
Society. Daniel Courtin master, 16 seamen 35 landmen.
Success. Robert Taverner master, 8 seamen 16 landmen.
Little Hopewell. Tho. Wadham master, 7 seamen 14 landmen.
William and Mary. George Lately master, 8 seamen 16 landmen.
Elizabeth. John King master, 17 seamen 35 landmen.
Wareham galley. Robert Duke master, 10 seamen 18 landmen.
Hart. Roger Carter master, 14 seamen 20 landmen.
Mary. Edward Dennett master, 10 seamen 18 landmen.
Susannah. Roger Franklyn master, 10 seamen.
Valentine. Thomas Smith master, 12 seamen 24 landmen.
Tryall. Richard Brooke master, 8 seamen 16 landmen.
Peace. William Bevis master, 9 seamen 18 landmen.
Allicant. John Stafford master, 14 seamen 28 landmen.
Lisbon Merchant. William Brooke master, 12 seamen 24 landmen.
Martha and Mary. Sir John Smith master, 5 seamen 8 landmen. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 251.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to appoint Robert Jennings to be one of the 5 undersearchers of London port loco Charles Bevoir deceased. Ibid., p. 250.
March 10. Money warrant for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir John Nicholas, William Blathwayt, Edward Southwell, John Povey for last Xmas quarter on their salaries as Clerks of the Privy Council.
50l. to Richard Bentley D.D., for same on his salary as Library Keeper to the Queen.
53l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones for one year to 1702 Dec. 25 on his several fees of 40l. and 13l. 6s. 8d. as Apothecary of her Majesty's Household.
33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor for 1702 Dec. 25 quarter on his fee or salary of 8d. a day and 120l. per an. as Keeper or Master of her Majesty's Tennis Courts. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, pp. 279, 280. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 1000l. to Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch, for same quarter on her annuity or yearly pension.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for same on same.
250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton, for same on same.
500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton, for same on same.
27l. 7s. 6d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, for same time on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of New Park at Richmond. Money Book XVI, pp. 280, 281.
Same for 60l. to Benjamin Bennett Esqr., Lieut. Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands, for same quarter on his salary. (Money order dated March 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 281. Order Book V, p. 451. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 100l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for one year to 1702 Xmas on their pension.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for last Xmas quarter's salary on his pension. (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 284. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 20l. to Thomas Holland, clerk, for the charges of his transportation to Bermudas whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated 19 Jan. 1702-3 in erratum for probably March 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 17 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 284. Order Book V, p. 432. Disposition Book XVI, p. 176.
Same for 50l. to Sir Cha. Cotterell for 1702 Xmas quarter as Master of the Ceremonies.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Cha. Cotterell Esq. for same quarter as assistant to the said Master.
25l. to Richard Le Bass for same quarter as Marshal of the Ceremonies. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 287. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 24l. 3s. 4d. to John Cook, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for same quarter on several fees and allowances for keeping &c. records of Recusants' forfeitures. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 291. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the following for same quarter on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as Serjeants-at-arms viz. Edmund Williamson, John Templer, Thomas Powell, Thomas Charnock, Reginald Ryley : and likewise for Thomas Hutton (for 3 quarters to same time) and Thomas Turst (for same time). Letters of direction dated March 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 292. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 100l. to the heirs of Col. Charles Fairfax for one year to 1702 Dec. 25 on the perpetuity granted by Charles II. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 293. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for last Xmas quarter each to the following on their respective pensions and annuities.
£ s. d.
The Churchwardens of St. Michael's Cornhill for their poor 3 1 0
ditto of St. Magnus London for same 5 6 2
ditto of St. Botolph's London for same 1 15 0
Dean and Chapter of Westminster for the French Ministers in the Savoy 15 0 0
the Provost and Fellows of Eton College 10 10 0
the Vicar of the Tower 1 13 4
Dr. Sherlock, Master of the Temple 9 6 8
Cambridge University for a preacher 2 10 0
same for a Divinity Lecturer 3 6 8
Dr. Green, Professor of Physic there 10 0 0
executors of Dr. George Oxenden, Professor of Civil Law there 10 0 0
Master, Fellows and Scholars of Emanuell College there 4 3 4
Oxford University for a Divinity Lecturer 3 6 8
Dr. Thomas Boucher, Professor of Civil Law there 10 0 0
Dr. Thomas Hoy, Professor of Physic there 10 0 0
Jane Browing on her pension 15 0 0
Churchwardens of St. John Baptist Walbrook for the poor 1 18 4
the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield 3 15 0
Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 10 0
Robert Bertie for Mary Cock 10 0 0
£133 2 2
(Letters of direction dated March 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 298. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for 1702 Xmas quarter's fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 304. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Money warrant for 250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for 1701 [sic ? for 1702] Xmas quarter on their respective annuities. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 304. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for 1702 Xmas quarter on her annuity out of the Excise. Money Book XVI, p. 325.
Money order for 108l. 0s. 10½d. to Samuel Edwin, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries by him delivered in the 6 months ended 1702 Sept. 29 to the Office of the Million Lottery, the Malt Lottery Office and the Exchequer Bills Office. In the margin : cancelled. Order Book V, p. 445.
Same for 1068l. 0s. 5¾d. to same for necessaries by him delivered in Easter and Trinity terms 1702 to the officers of the Receipt. Ibid.
Same for 95l. 5s. 11½d. to same for necessaries by him delivered in the half year ended 1702 Sept. 29 to the several Offices for Payment of Annuities. Ibid.
Same for 208l. 8s. 7d. to same for necessaries by him delivered to the several Offices for Payment of Annuities in the half year ended 1702 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 448.
William Lowndes to Mr. Moody for a certificate how the accounts of Mr. Evelyn stand as formerly a Commissioner of Sick and Wounded. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 140.
Same to [the Queen's] Printers. On perusing your bills the Lord Treasurer notices that almost every Session there have been delivered to the clerks of the 2 Houses of Parliament, Statute books, Rushworth's 'Collections' and other printed books, which he conceives cannot necessarily have wanted to be renewed every Session. For the future you are to acquaint my Lord with any demand of that kind before you furnish same. Ibid., p. 141.
Same to Lord Coningsby to stop the pay of Capt. Loftus Duckenfeild's Company and Capt. George Dutton Colt's Company in Sir Richard Temple's Regiment of Foot for quarters for the time of their being at Chippenham in June and July last in their way to Ireland, they owing 100l. to the innholders and victuallers of said town for their quarters, of which only 28l. has been paid. The balance of 72l. is to be paid to the persons entitled [thereto] for such quarters. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Hook, Lieut. Governor of Plymouth, praying payment of 2 warrants for his disbursements to Michaelmas 1698 for 3 boats to transport a guard to and from the citadel of Plymouth to St. Nicholas Island, amounting to 45l. 5s. 6d. ; and the bill of his like disbursements to Sept. 1702 amounting to 23l. 8s. 0d. Ibid., p. 147.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward, Visct. Cornbury, Governor of New York, praying a grant of all the mines and minerals within the counties of Ulster and Albany in the Province of New York with the lands where the same are found that are not already granted. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph Chamberlain as a coastwaiter London port loco Griffith Temple who surrenders. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 251.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Boare shewing that a verdict is recovered against him for 100l. for an under entry, which he is ready to swear he knew nothing of. Reference Book VIII, p. 42.
Same to same of the petition of Raymond Rowdey, late of Lancaster merchant, praying to be admitted to compound for his debt for wine Duties ; he being in a very miserable condition. Ibid., p. 43.