Warrant Book
March 1703, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: March 1703, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 175-191. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84304 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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March 1703, 11-20

March 11. Money warrant for 125l. to Thomas Lane for 1702 Xmas quarter on his pension : out of Civil List moneys. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 278. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 435l. to John, Marquess of Normanby, for last Dec. 25 quarter on his 4l. a day in lieu of diet and fee of 20s. a day as Keeper of the Privy Seal. (Money order dated March 23 hereon). Ibid., p. 278. Order Book V, p. 453.
Same for 99l. 6s. 5d. to the officers of the Works, detailed, for same quarter's respective salaries. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 278. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 20l. to John Dolben and Richard Cann, Clerks of the Fines at Ludlow, for so much due on their yearly fee of 20l. viz. for one year at Xmas last. Money Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 200l. to William Borrett upon account for Crown law charges. (Money order dated March 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 282. Order Book V, p. 446. Disposition Book XVI, p. 178.
Same for 150l. to Sir Francis Windham for 1702 Xmas quarter on his pension.
100l. to Frances and Rachell Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for same on same.
250l. to Montagu, Earl of Abingdon, Constable of the Tower ; for same quarter on his salary or annuity. (Letters of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, pp. 285, 286. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Money warrant for 290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple senr., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for same quarter's salary to himself and the clerks and officers employed under the said Commissioners. (Money order dated March 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 286. Order Book V, p. 451. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 2000l. to Thomas, Visc. Weymouth ; William, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Phillip Meadows Kt., William Blathwaite, John Pollexfen, George Stepney, Mathew Prior and Robert Cecil Esqrs., the 8 Commissioners for Trade for same quarter's salaries. (Money order dated March 17 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 286. Order Book V, p. 447.
Same for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for same quarter on his allowance of 600l. per an. over and above the ancient profit belonging to his place. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 287. Order Book V, p. 451.
Same for half a year each to 1702 Xmas to the officers of the Ordnance as follows on their fees viz.
£ s. d.
John, Earl of Marlborough, as Master General of the Ordnance 87 19 2
John Granville as Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance 33 6 8
William Bridges as Surveyor General of the Ordnance 18 5 0
Christopher Musgrave as Clerk of the Ordnance 18 5 0
Charles Bertie as Treasurer of the Ordnance 20 19 9
James Lowther as Storekeeper of the Ordnance 27 7 6
John Poultney as Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance 9 2 6
Thomas Gardner as Keeper of the stores of small arms 15 4 2
John Fitch for one quarter to same time as Workmaster of the Ordnance 30 0 0
(Letters of direction dated March 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 296. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 20l. to Richard Hill for last Xmas quarter's salary as Latin Secretary. Money Book XVI, p. 345.
Letter of direction for 100l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : to be paid over to Grinling Gibbons for one year to 1702 Xmas on his salary for looking after several pieces of carved work in Windsor Castle. Disposition Book XVI, p. 173.
March 12. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to repay the assessments to the Land Tax and Subsidies for the year 1702 on officers of the Post Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. Money Book XVI, p. 282.
Money warrant for 400l. to Henry Baker [as imprest and] upon account for Crown law charges. (Money order dated March 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 283. Order Book V, p. 447. Disposition Book XVI, p. 178.
Same for 40l. to John Tucker for last Xmas quarter as Keeper of the Paper Office. (Letter of direction dated March 22.) Money Book XVI, p. 283. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 60l. to Robert Stephens, Messenger appointed to look after the Printing press : being for one year to 1702 Xmas on his salary of 50l. per an. and 10l. allowance for charges and expenses in lieu of all allowances by bills. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22.) Ibid., p. 285. Order Book V, p. 446. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford, Keeper of the Gardens at Newmarket, for 1702 Xmas quarter on his several fees. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 299. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for same quarter's pension ; whereof 5l. is to be issued to Ann Tonks pursuant to a decree in Chancery of 24 Oct. 1699. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 299. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 100l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for one year to 1702 Xmas on his annuity in lieu of all allowances by bills out of the office of Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 299. Order Book V, p. 456. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 233l. 10s. 0d. to the officers, detailed, of Waltham Forest (Chief Ranger, Woodward, Lieutenant, Keeper of Chapel Henault Walk, underkeepers of Walthamstow Walk, Leighton Walk, Walwood and Homefright Woods, Woodford Walk, Loughton and Lamburne Walks, New Lodge Walk, Chingford Walk) for same time on their several fees and allowances, detailed. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 300. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for 1702 Xmas quarter on his fees of 20 marks per an. and 10s. a day as Knight Harbinger. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 301. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 16l. 13s. 4d. to Charles, Duke of Somerset for 1702 Xmas quarter's annuity as Master of the Horse. (Letter of direction dated March 22.) Money Book XVI, p. 393. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Letter of direction for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for last Xmas quarter's salaries. Disposition Book XVI, p. 170.
Same for 200l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber to be paid over to Mr. Latton in full for keeping the Harriers to Michaelmas last. Ibid.
Same for 3500l. to Charles Fox on account for 10,000 additional men for 1703 : and is to be applied for the charge of transports and provisions for the Regiments of Col. Stanhope and Col. Meredith which are ordered to be sent from Dublin to Holland : to be issued out of loans on the Duties on Coals. Disposition Book XVI, p. 170.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Navy Commissioners on the memorial of the Prizes Commissioners relating to guns, furniture, provisions and stores. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 142.
Same to Mr. Travers. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your report on the Earl of Westmorland's petition touching the office of Master Forester and Warden of the bailwick of Cliffe in Rockingham Forest co. Northampton. Please report the value of the said office. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Andrew Huddleston on behalf of himself and his son, late collector of the port of Carlisle. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Atkinson et al to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir John Fleet and other merchants of London praying payment of 1,147l. 8s. 10d. for the hire of their ship Joseph, John Brooks commander, which was impressed into the late King's service by the Earl of Inchiquin, Governor of Jamaica, to serve as a ship of war against the French. Ibid., p. 148.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of James Macburny for a reward for discovering and preventing divers frauds in the Duties on Salt whereby several thousand pounds have been saved to the Crown. Reference Book VIII, p. 43.
Same to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of John Wormelayton, merchant, shewing that he is owner, by inheritance, of a coppice called Rowley Coppice in the parish of Theydon in the Forest of Epping co. Essex, and that the shrubb and wood thereof is much decayed : therefore praying leave to grubb the said coppice. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Ralph Blackhall relating to frauds and abuses committed by inferior and country messengers in the Penny Post Office revenue and desiring to be restored to the place of collector of that revenue. Ibid., p. 44.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cha. Pembruge, warehousekeeper of the Customs House at Bristol, praying to be relieved in a loss he met with by having his house broken open in the night and robbed of money and goods which he had in charge for the Queen's moiety of a seizure. Ibid., p. 45.
Same to same of the petition of Pusey Brook for employment in the Customs. Ibid., p. 42.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin for James Dewy, William Clayton and Robert Browne, surviving Trustees for the sale of the estate of Augustine Briggs, late Receiver of Taxes for part of Norfolk, to execute a conveyance to the purchaser of part of the said estate, viz. his house and warehouse in the city of Norwich for 600l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 522.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to deliver up the old surety bonds of Francis Godolphin for his office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer, to which office he was reappointed on the Queen's accession and for which he has given fresh security.
The like warrant for John, Viscount FitzHardinge, another of the said Tellers. Ibid., p. 529.
Same by same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to sell the underwoods upon Helsbury and Lanteglos Parks co. Cornwall and that Edward Tregenna receive the benefit of the present crop, taking care for enclosing the fences and preserving the coppice woods from the time of felling according to the custom of the manor.
Prefixing : report by said Travers on the petition of Edward Tregenna praying examination of his title to the said underwoods as not excepted out of his lease of those parks. A former petition of Ambrose Manaton for buying these woods was referred to me 1695-6 Feb. 5. In 1662 Col. Buller, tenant of the said parks, petitioned for the cut of these woods and Treasurer Southampton directed order to the then Surveyor General for felling the same for that petitioner's benefit. Ibid., pp. 530-1.
March 13 & 16. Letter of direction for 104,327l. 17s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the new Duty on Malt : and is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
to the Victualling, for carrying on the Course of that Office for the month of July 1702 38659 1 8
ditto for August 1702 14536 0 3
ditto for September 1702 32957 5 1
to the Victualling, for bills of exchange, Short Allowance Money to seamen, Necessary Money to pursers and several contingencies 10000
to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, for clearings to the Regiments of Holt, Mordaunt, Villiers, Saunderson, Fox and Shannon for 62 days 1702 Dec. 25 to Feb. 24 4217 12 8
to ditto more for a month's subsistence to the Regiments of Mordaunt, Fox, Villiers and Shannon and 8 Companies of Holt's and Saunderson's Regiments yet on shore ; to the 15th April next 3957 18 0
£104327 17 8
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest and pay over to Walter Whitfeild the above 8175l. 10s. 8d. as in part of the charge of maintaining 10,000 men for sea service in 1703 whereof 4217l. 12s. 8d. is to be for clearings as above according to the muster rolls and including offreckonings : and the remaining 3957l. 10s. 0d. is for a month's subsistence to Regiments as above. Disposition Book XVI, p. 171, 175.
March 13. Letter of direction for 426l. 15s. 9d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance : out of Post Office money : to reimburse the charge of gunners' stores furnished by the Ordnance for the service of the Allyance and Spanish Expedition, pacquet boats. Disposition Book XVI, p. 171.
William Lowndes to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, Edward Harley, Auditor of Imprests, and Sir John Stanley the Warden of the Mint, Isaac Newton, the Master and worker of the Mint and John Ellis, the Comptroller, and Thomas Hall the Chief Clerk of the Mint to examine the state of the accounts of the 5 Country Mints enclosed [missing] as prepared by the late Auditor Done. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 142.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. Please inform the Lord Treasurer whether the galleons taken at Vigo belonged to the Crown of Spain or to merchants. Ibid., p. 143.
Same to the Custom Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Commissioners of Trade relating to the hindering the exportation of wool from the northern parts and other marine counties of the Kingdom. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Parran and Cha. Mason shewing that they are willing and ready to pass their accounts for the Duties on Marriages &c. for the year 1701 for co. Oxford but cannot by reason the [Assessment] Commissioners' clerks have not returned the duplicates : therefore praying stay of process till next term. Reference Book VIII, p. 43.
[?] Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Airey of North Shields co. Northumberland praying leave to compound William Metcalf's debt for Salt Duties amounting to 586l. 13s. 4d., for which he is a surety ; Metcalf being totally ruined by losses at sea and he himself in a very low condition. Ibid.
[?] Same to same of the petition of Lionell Colepitts of Newcastle, another of the sureties of the said Metcalf. Ibid.
[?] Same to same of the petition of Jacob Wilkinson of South Shields co. Durham, another of the sureties of said Metcalf. Ibid.
March 15. Money warrant for 200l. to Philip Madox for the underclerks of the Council (himself being one) as reward for writing minutes of letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenant and Custodes Rotulorum and to the various public offices for one year ended 1702-3 Feb. 13. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22.) Money Book XVI, p. 285. Order Book V, p. 452. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Isaac Newton Esq. to pay 49l. 18s. 6d. to Dorothy Wynne, widow of Owen Wynne, late Warden of the Mint, for her charges in passing her husband's accounts as such. Money Book XVI, p. 287.
Allowance by same of the Malt Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1702 Sept. 29 quarter : total 299l. 5s. 4½d. Ibid., p. 291.
The like of the Excise Office incidents bill for same quarter : total 945l. 11s. 11¼d. Money Book XVI, p. 291.
Letter of direction for 814l. 17s. 6d. to Lord Edward Russell [late Treasurer of the Chamber] on his 20,000l. for arrears of the late King's servants : and is to be paid to the Royal Watermen for their bills from 1699 June 24 to 1701 Xmas. Disposition Book XVI, p. 172.
Same for 279l. 5s. 0d. to Visct. FitzHarding, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List money : to be applied as follows viz.
£
to complete the allowance of 200l. for the Queen's alms on Maundy Thursday now approaching 100
for the quarter's allowance to Lady day next for the Queen's Daily Alms and the poor at the Gate 179 5 0
Ibid.
Same for 1000l. to Samuel Edwin, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt : to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 173.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. The Navy Commissioners have represented to the Lord Treasurer that the ship Gracieux which was taken by the Queen's ship Rochester now goes by the name of the Rochester Prize in her Majesty's Fleet and by order of Council of August 6 last is declared to have been a frigate belonging to the French King : and by the Lord High Admiral's order of August 11 last a bill is made out for the gunnage and tonnage of the said ship, amounting to 260l. The Lord Treasurer directs that you [claim and] receive for the said ship no more than what is [thus] due for the gunnage and tonnage.
Further, as to the provisions which were taken out of the 3 prize ships Felicity, Susan and Mary and Mary and Ann and were disposed of abroad you are to take care that the Queen's part be the same as is paid to the captors. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 143.
Same to Mr. How and Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed observations [missing] of the Commissioners for Trade on Major Powell's account of disbursements for victualling a Company of soldiers in Newfoundland. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Frasier and partners for payment of 912l. 12s. 0d. due to them for clothing Sir Bevill Granvill's Regiment in 1696. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Bennet, Quarter Master to the First Regiment of Foot Guards, for payment of 815l. 11s. 3d. due to him for repairs and necessaries in the Guard Houses in Whitehall, Somerset House, the Savoy, Kensington and Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your report on a considerable value of timber in Rockingham Forest on the lands in the possession of Lady Westmorland. Please advise with the Attorney General as to what interest the Queen has therein. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 144.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Cardner, Edward Cleater, James Charles, Joseph Hawkins, and Thomas Barrett as tidesmen at Hoylake, in Liverpool port ; and George Osborne, John Rice and Thomas Short as boatmen there. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 252.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against the Stamps Commissioners for Land taxes on their salaries for the years 8 and 9 of William III issued to them in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, by virtue of the fact that in accordance with the Act for said Land Tax they were taxed at Lincoln's Inn and have long since paid the sums assessed on them. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 529.
March 16. Money warrant for 1820l. to James Cresset for 12 months to March 7 inst. on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1702 Dec. 22 [sic erratum for 1702-3 March 22] hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 288. Order Book V, p. 450. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 1820l. to Paul Methuen for same time on his same as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 288. Order Book V, p. 450. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 1112l. to Dr. John Robinson for 278 days 1701-2 March 8 to 1702 Dec. 11 on his allowance of 4l. a day as Resident at the Court of Sweden : his allowance of 5l. a day as Envoy commencing from the latter date. (Money order dated March 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 288. Order Book V, p. 448. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 2912l. to Alexander Stanhope, Envoy Extraordinary to the States General ; 1820l. thereof for 12 months to March 7 inst. on his ordinary of 5l. a day ; and 1092l. for same time on his allowance of 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary for Negotiating several Affairs. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 288. Order Book V, p. 448. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 1000l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell for one quarter to Jan. 23 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 288. Order Book V, p. 450. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 364l. to Phillip Plantamour for 12 months to March 7 inst. on his ordinary as remaining at the Court of Berlin for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 288. Order Book V, p. 450. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 1365l. to James Vernon for 9 months to Feb. 10 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. (Money order dated March 18 hereon). (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 289. Order Book V, p. 448. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 273l. to John Wych for 3 months to Dec. 18 last on his ordinary as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 289. Order Book V, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 546l. to Cha. Whitworth for 9 months from 1702 May 3 to 1702-3 Jan. 31 on his ordinary as employed in her Majesty's service at Ratisbon. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 289. Order Book V, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 910l. to Geo. Stepney for 6 months from 1702 Aug. 28 to 1702-3 Feb. 26 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 289. Order Book V, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 455l. to William Aglionby ; which (with 455l. already paid him by way of advance) is for 6 months from 1702 Aug. 21 (the day he departed out of the presence) to Feb. 19 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 289. Order Book V, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 2600l. to John, Duke of Marlborough for half a year from June 26 last to Dec. 25 last on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 289. Order Book V, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 380l. to Benjamin Lodington for one year to 1702 Dec. 29 on his allowance or salary as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 290. Order Book V, p. 450. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Same for 600l. to Robert Cole for one year to Feb. 10 last on his same as Agent and Consul at Algiers. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XVI, p. 290. Order Book V, p. 480. Disposition Book XVI, p. 179.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for Co. Oxford to pay 70l. per an. salary to John Cooper as surveyor of said Duties : as from 1703 Lady day. Money Book XVI, p. 224.
Money order for 227l. 3s. 5d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court for Hilary term 1702 and for 84 days diet [for himself] at 5d. a day from 1702 Dec. 17 to March 11 following. Order Book V, p. 447.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the new Duties on malt : and is to be applied to the head of wages to seamen. Disposition Book XVI, p. 172.
Same for 50,000l. to Charles Fox : out of same : to be applied to pay of the Forces in the Low Countries for the year 1703. Ibid., p. 173.
Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid. p. 173.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the bishop of London praying the Queen to continue the allowance of 100l. a year out of the Quit Rents of Virginia towards the maintenance of the Commissary there. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 143.
Same to the late Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to pay to Mary Case what is due to her late husband William Case, late surgeon of the Yard at Deptford "employed by you to take care of the Sick and Wounded Seamen." Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley enclosing a memorial [missing] of Mr. Van Huls relating to the accounts of the late King's Robes. Please state these accounts according to the rules of the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to the [Queen's] Printers to furnish the War Office with 100 copies of the Mutiny Act. Ibid., p. 145.
Same to Mr. Newton. I have read to my Lord your report on the petition of Ann Morris, in which you advise 40l. for payment of her husband's services in prosecuting coiners. What money have you in your hands applicable thereto? Ibid.
Same to the Lottery Farmers. You are forthwith to pass with the Auditors of Imprests the accounts of your Lottery farm. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to write by this night's post to Mr. Sweet for an account of the clearings of the Forces in the Low Countries to Feb. 24 last and (as soon as possible) to April 24 next. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. I have read to my Lord your report about the Stables at Windsor. You are to find a tenant for the old stables there at the best rent that can be got. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales. You are to inform yourself what persons have received the rents and profits of the Manor of Richmond since the Revolution and what money is in their hands and to certify my Lord thereof. Ibid.
Same to Sir John Temple enclosing the Surveyor General's report [missing] relating to the Tapestry House at Mortlake. Do you desire to have anything further done in this matter? Ibid., p. 146.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Joseph Sawle to be admitted to purchase a small parcel of coppice wood called Fentengellen [Fentongollan] in Cornwall belonging to the Duchy which is now fit to cut and of which the pasturage and feeding belongs to petitioner. Reference Book VIII, p. 44.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process till next Easter term against Ralph Sneyd et al sureties of Thomas Spendelow, deceased late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Stafford. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 531.
Same to same to stay process ad computandum against Thomas Addison, Anthony Shepard and David Elder, late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, for the amounts set in super on them in the accounts of late Paymasters of the English and Irish Army. Ibid., p. 532.
Same to same for the like stay in the case of Nicholas Baker for moneys imprested to him for Crown Law suits. Ibid.
Same to same for the like stay of process against Anthony Sturt as Cashier for the Victualling, his account being now before the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid., p. 549.
Treasury commission to John Cooper as Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses loco Walter Warlow. Ibid., p. 465.
March 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Ayloffe, Queen's Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer, or to Robert Barker his deputy, for the fees due to himself [Ayloffe] and his clerks heretofore usually paid to him by the Customers of the outports for passing their accounts : and is for one year ended 1702 Dec. 25. Money Book XVI, p. 290.
Same by same to same to pay 435l. 15s. 4d. to same for parchment &c. for the blank books for the Customers, Comptrollers and Searchers of the outports for same time.
54l. 4s. 4d. for the like blank books for the Surveyor General of London port. Ibid., pp. 292, 293.
Letter of direction for 13606l. 7s. 0d. to John Howe : for the Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the new Duties on Malt : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
as in part of 5000l. for the Invalids
to pay the Company of Invalids at Chester from 1702 Xmas to 1703 March 25
333 13 4
in further part of 264874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons [anno 1703]
for subsistence to the Guards and Regiments in England from 19 March inst. to April 15 next
11536 13 4
for 6 months' subsistence for the Independent Company at Bermudas to June 24 next 332 2 0
in further part of 87125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 men for sea service [anno 1703]
for subsistence of Lord Lucas's Regiment for 28 days to April 15 next
737 18 4
for Colenbine's Regiment on account, to be paid over to Lord Lucas for a detachment of 222 men at 3l. a man 666 0 0
£13606 7 0
Disposition Book XVI, p. 174.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh concerning the 3091l. 15s. 9½d. directed to said Earl Feb. 25 last supra p. 153 and Feb. 20 last supra p. 148, the said sum having been issued to said Earl on Feb. 25 last and applied by him to clearing the Regiments of Churchill and Portmore to Oct. 24 last in lieu of so much ordered before for that purpose by tallies on the overplus of the Malt Duties "which tallies do therefore remain in your Lordship's hands. My Lord Treasurer now desires you to procure money on the said tallies allowing only the interest due since the striking thereof" and to apply same as follows
£ s. d.
to clear the subsistence of Lieut. Gen. Churchill's Regiment of Foot from Oct. 24 to Dec. 24 316 5 0
to clear the officers etc. for same time 176 4
to clear the Regiment late Sir Henry Belasyse's now Lord Portmore's for the same time 492
to clear the Invalids at Chester to 24 Dec. 1702 1052 19 1
towards three other Companies of Invalids for the same time 1053 19 8
£3091 15
Ibid., p. 176.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit a barrel of ale to be put on board the William and Mary yacht for transport to Holland for the use of the Duke of Marlborough. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 146.
Same to Mr. [William] Johnson, Solicitor of the Salt Duties. Whenever you pay any fees to any Serjeant [at law] or Councillor at Law or pay any sums for copies to any clerks or officers in any Court of Record at Westminster you are to take a ticket subscribed with his name testifying how much he has received for his fee or copy. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to an arrear of rent amounting to 529l. demanded of John Talbott and Thomas Stoner as owing to the Queen for Constable Farm and Chesworth Lodge Co. Sussex wherein the Queen Dowager's Council are of opinion that the petitioners ought to be relieved seeing that the premises are part of her jointure. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Bishop, one of the securities of Thomas Cobb deceased, late Receiver General for Co. Southampton. Ibid., p. 147.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of White Kennet D.D. relating to the right of nomination of a curate to officiate in the Church of Aldgate. Ibid.
March 18. Royal sign manual for 50l. to John Verhaest, a native of Holland : without account : as royal bounty : for the charges of transporting himself and family thither where he is a native. (Money warrant dated March 23 hereon). (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 553. Money Book XVI, p. 295. Order Book V, p. 453.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John, Lord Granville of the office of Keeper of the Royal Palace, House or Mansion called St. James's with the fee of 8d. a day : and also the office of Underkeeper thereof : for 31 years with the fee or wages of 80l. per an. : all as from 1702 Dec. 25. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 555.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to the Earl of Ranelagh in his account to 1702 Dec. 24 as Paymaster of the Forces several salaries and allowances as follows viz. 3000l. per an. as Paymaster ; 1500l. per an. for his under officers and clerks here in England ; 600l. per an. for the incident charges of his Office ; 556l. 1s. 8d. for the New Year's gifts usually given by him to the officers and clerks of the Exchequer and Treasury Chamber : all the above to be payable out of the deduction of 12d. per £ [deducted from subsistence etc. paid to the Troops] : all as from 1701-2 March 8 inst. Ibid. XXII, p. 7.
Royal sign manual for 150l. to Col. Emanuel Scroop How (Howe) Lieutenant and Keeper of the Forests of Alice Holt and Woolmer in Co. Southampton : to be paid over to the five underkeepers thereof for one year to 1701 Sept. 29 on their allowance of 25l. each for their salaries and 5l. each for a servant. (Money warrant dated 1703 May 23 hereon). (Money order dated June 15 hereon. This order incorrectly refers to the sign manual as dated 1703 June 18.) Ibid., p. 55. Order Book VI, p. 13.
March 19. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment on the Malt Duties (to wit the surplus thereof after 600,000l.) for 11299l. 15s. 7½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh (next after 199095l. 4s. 1d. already levied on the said surplus), which sum is to be applied as follows viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264874l 15s. 0d. (part of 352,000l. appropriated for offreckonings and clearings of the Guards and Garrisons for one year from 1701 Dec. 24) to wit for offreckonings to Churchill's Regiment to 1702 Dec. 24 347 7
for same to Lord Portmore's Regiment 347 7
as in further part of 87125l. 10s. 0d. (other part of said 352,000l.) towards the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service in the said year, to wit for Lord Donegal's Regiment 1702 May 14 to Oct. 24 2740 17 11
for Lord Charlemont's Regiment for same time 2740 17 11
for Lieut. Gen. Earle's Regiment from May 15 to Oct. 24 2454 14 3
for Brigadier Hamilton's Regiment from 16 May to same time 2668 10 7
£11299 15
Money Book XVI, pp. 294-5.
Money warrant for 75l. to the executors of Col. Charles Gifford for last Xmas quarter on his pension. Ibid., p. 295.
Same for 290l. to the Clerks of the House of Commons as follows viz. 200l. to John Hookes, George Cole, James Courthope, and Hicks Borrough, 4 underclerks attending the House, as reward for writing, copying and engrossing several Bills and other papers during the last Session of Parliament : 60l. to Samuel Powell, Serjeant at Arms attending the House, to be distributed among the messengers and doorkeepers for same session's attendance : 30l. to Ann Ryall, Housekeeper to the House of Commons, for keeping same clean during said session. (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 297. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 100l. to Culverwel Needler, Clerk Assistant attending the House of Commons, for his extraordinary pains during said Session. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 297. Order Book V, p. 460. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Wyndham for himself and the 7 other doorkeepers of the House of Peers for attendance etc. in said Session. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 297. Order Book V, p. 453. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 30l. to John Taylor for 3 quarters to March 1 inst on his salary as Keeper of her Majesty's water engine at Windsor. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI. p. 297. Order Book V, p. 457. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Letter of direction for 1435l. 0s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : to be applied to such uses of the Forces as the Lord Treasurer shall direct : and to be issued out of branches of the revenue as follows viz. 227l. 3s. 2½d. of the Additional 25 per cent. on French goods ; 500l. of the rent of Hackney Coaches ; 528l. 17s. 3d. of the Plantation Duty ; 179l. 0s. 2½d. of incidents of the Prizes Commission repaid into the Exchequer by John Brewer. (William Lowndes to said Earl to apply same for subsistence to the Officers and soldiers of the Second Regiment of Foot Guards who were employed in the late Expedition, to wit to 24 Oct. 1702 and as in lieu of so much issued to you Feb. 25 last in tallies on the Malt Surplus : which tallies you are to receive back and to reserve in your hands. Disposition Book XVI, pp. 177, 178.
William Lowndes to the Bank of England to advance 800l. to John Swinford gent as in further part of 13315l. 14s. 8d. agreed Feb. 20 last to be advanced [by said Bank] : same to be on orders Nos. 3479-3482 registered on the Land Tax which he received on account of clearings for the Officers of Col. Villiers' Regiment "he having made oath that the said tallies have not been disposed of by him to any person whatsoever." Ibid., p. 177.
Letter of direction for 893l. 1s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh as in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons for 1702 : to be issued out of 176l. 11s. 6½d. of arrears of Customs ; 10l. of the 5s. Duty on French ships ; 146l. 7s. 2d. of the 5s. per chaldron on cinders and 560l. 2s. 6½d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods : and is intended to be applied (with 2106l. 18s. 9d. issued on or about the 5th inst.) towards clearing the Invalids to 24 Dec. 1702. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. It is the Queen's pleasure to remit the fines set on William Williams and John Williams for assaulting Mark Dunlevy et al. What security can they give for their entry into the Queen's service at sea if same be remitted? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 148.
Same to Mr. Main and Mr. Burrington. Have you observed the article in your Instructions as Commissioners of the Victualling [viz. for you] to transmit to the Comptroller of the Victualling quarterly and monthly accounts of the sale of decayed &c. provisions, tallow, hides &c. What accounts do you keep thereof whereby to charge the Cashier of the Victualling [in his accounts]? Also please send the Lord Treasurer a clear answer concerning the antedating of warrants. Ibid., p. 150.
Same to Mr. Godolphin for a state of Morgan Whitley's debt for the several taxes in North Wales of which he was Receiver General. Ibid., p. 152.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Jennings, appointed one of the 5 undersearchers, London port, for confirmation of Francis Beresford as his deputy. Reference Book VIII, p. 44.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Leonard Blofield late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Norfolk, shewing that he has long since paid in all his moneys but by reason of some dispute concerning money paid into Norwich Mint his accounts are stopped from being declared. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Bishop, one of the securities of Thomas Cobb deceased, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Southampton. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 532.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to discharge John Lawton of the debt of 1724l. 15s. 10d. due to the Crown from Richard Cartwright for Salt Duties, for whom Lawton is surety ; on condition that said Lawton first pay in 900l., his real estate consisting of rents and coal mines having been seized by the sheriffs of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Ibid., p. 535.
March 20. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Hunter, late merchant in the city of London, for leave to compound his Customs debt of 168l. 15s. 3d. Reference Book VIII, p. 45.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt, Auditor of the Plantations, on the petition of Edward, Viscount Cornbury, Governor of New York, wherein the said Viscount prays a grant of all the mines and minerals that shall be found or discovered by him or any others employed by him and of such lands already granted where such mines and minerals are to be found within the counties of Ulster and Albany in the Province of New York.
I believe the grant proposed may be of advantage to the Queen and the undertakers and can be of no prejudice to the Crown if there be a proviso inserted in the letters patents that the undertakers do make such progress in working the mines that some profit may accrue to her Majesty thereby within three or four years as your Lordship shall think fit, otherwise the grant of the land, mines and minerals to be void : and with a reservation to the Crown of a tenth part of the neat proceed of all such mines and minerals and that the undertakers be at the sole charge of working the same and refining the ore without engaging her Majesty's revenue in any manner whatsoever in the doing thereof.
Prefixing : (1) petition to the Queen from said Viscount Cornbury shewing that he has applied himself with all diligence and zeal to the faithful discharge of his trust as Governor of New York and has had the happiness as he humbly hopes to have settled the affairs of that Province, which he found in the greatest disorder, in such manner as to give full satisfaction to your Majesty's subjects there, by the improvement of their trade as well as of your Majesty's revenue in that Province : that in visiting the furthest parts thereof for the public security he is come to the knowledge of several minerals in the mountains of the said Province and has engaged several persons who will undertake to work these mines if granted by your Majesty to petitioner, under whom they may securely proceed in that work and have the necessary assurances of a reasonable profit for their labour : and further that the said mines are lying in the counties of Ulster and Albany as above : therefore praying a grant as above.
(2) Order of reference dated at the Court at Whitehall 3 March 1702-3 and signed by Secretary Nottingham of said petition to the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 76-7.