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April 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: April 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 217-236. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84307 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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April 1703, 1-15

April 2. Money order for 20l. to John Low senr. Deputy Chamberlain of the Receipt, for half a year to 1703 Lady day on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Order Book V, p. 456.
Same for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for last Lady day quarter's salary for himself and a messenger. Ibid., p. 459.
Report by William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to Treasurer Godolphin on the memorial of the Bishop of London for continuance of the allowance of 100l. per an. out of the quit rents of Virginia to the said Bishop's Commissary there. The said allowance has been discontinued only on the occasion of his late Majesty's death which made void the warrant and Instructions for establishing the same. It may therefore be renewed if her Majesty shall so think fit. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 93.
April 5. Money warrant for 2000l. to the Lord Treasurer for 1703 Lady day quarter's salary. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 301. Order Book V, p. 455. Disposition Book XVI, p. 186.
Same for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for same quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the Bedchamber, viz. : Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frecheville ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Henrietta, Lady Godolphin ; Jane, Lady Hyde ; Anne, Countess of Abingdon ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Anne, Countess of Sunderland ; Rachell, Marchioness of Hartington ; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
125l. each for same quarter to the following as Women of the Bedchamber, viz. : Agnata Cooper, Margaret Feilding, Abigail Hill, and Beata Danvers.
75l. each for same quarter to the following as Maids of Honour, viz. : Ann South, Rosamunda Yardburgh, Jane Kingdon, Mary Stanhope, Isabella Wentworth, Letitia Frowde. (Money orders dated April 6 hereon.) (Letters of direction dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 303. Order Book V, p. 457. Disposition Book XVI, p. 186.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for same quarter for salary and allowance for necessaries for the Treasury Office. And 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 303. Order Book V, p. 460.
Same for 875l. for same quarter's allowance to the Commissioners of Accounts (Francis Scobell, William Bromley of Harwich, James Bridges, Henry St. John, Sir Godfrey Copley, Robert Byerly and Thomas Coke.) (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 304. Order Book V, p. 459.
Same for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Northey for half a year to 1703 Lady day on his fee or salary as Attorney General. 35l. to Sir Simon Harcourt for same time as Solicitor General. (Letters of direction dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 304. Disposition Book XVI, p. 186.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing the proposal of Francis Collins for furnishing pitch and tar this year for the Navy. Please attend the Lord Treasurer tomorrow with your opinion as to the best way for furnishing the said stores. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 155.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of Lord Raby, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia, at said Lord's lodgings at Whitehall : he being on his departure. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing letters from Sir George Rook and the Transports Commissioners relating to the transport ships that went on the late Expedition to Spain. Have you any objections against the clearing of the said transport ships according to their respective charter parties? (The like letter to the Commissioners of Prizes.) Ibid. p. 156.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits on the pay of the Colonel and Quarter Master of Col. Farington's Regiment for the months of Nov. and Dec. 1696 : the said taking off having been previously ordered but inoperative for want of countersigning. Ibid.
April 6. Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for the service of the Privy Purse and Healing Medals in the year to be reckoned from the 5th inst. as by the royal sign manual of the 27th ult. supra p. 217 : the payment hereof to be as follows : viz. by 800l. a week for 12 weeks from the 22nd March last and by 300l. a week for 34 weeks from the end of the abovesaid 12 weeks and by 200l. for the one remaining week after the said 46 weeks. Disposition Book XVI, p. 184.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to consider the best method for furnishing pitch and tar for the Navy, my Lord Treasurer having received several letters from you relating thereto. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 157.
Same to Mr. Ryley to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of your contracts for wood cut or to be cut in Dean Forest. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Michaell Arnold with Secretary Hedges' letter concerning same. You are to present him for some employment. Ibid., p. 158.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Thornburgh praying to compound a customs debt of 783l. 4s. 9d. Reference Book VIII, p. 45.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Pacey proposing sureties for his place as Receiver General for part of co. Norfolk for the combined Duties on Marriages and on Houses. Ibid., p. 46.
R[owland] Holt [to William Blathwayt] dated from the Custom House [London port]. Since the accompt [of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty] which I sent to my Lord Treasurer in June last (which I presume is the same you have in your hands) I have not received any from Mr. Savage, the Plantation [Duty] clerk, through whose hands they come to me. The last [? account of the said Duty, which] I have [out] of the Barbados Journals is to Xmas 1700. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 100.
April 7. Royal letters patent appointing Daniel Gardiner Esqr. to be one of the Queen's Serjeants-at-Arms in ordinary to attend her royal person, with the wages and fee of 3s. a day and 2s. 6d. a day for board wages : as from Lady day 1703.
The like patent for Joseph Lawson Esqr. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 496.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 276l. 13s. 4d. per an. to John Crispe and Thomas Crispe for their place Collector Outwards, London port. Money Book XVI, p. 313.
Money order for 25l. to Thomas Fox for half a year to 1703 Lady day on his allowance for extraordinary service in keeping the Registers for the several orders of loan in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book V, p. 455.
Letter of direction for 1581l. 13s. 1d. to John How, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons, viz. 315l. 14s. 0d. on account for Contingencies thereof and 1581l. 13s. 1d. for Invalids : which said sums are to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
to Col. Lillingston for last Lady day quarter 50
to Capt. Harris for same on 150l. per an. 37 10 0
to Capt. Griffin for same on 4s. a day 18 4 0
to Capt. Porter for same at 3s. a day 13 13 0
to Lieut. Meoles for same at 2s. a day 9 2 0
to Lieut. Richardson the like 9 2 0
to John Shaw and Edw. Gifford for house rent 10 0 0
for half pay to the Reformed Officers of Col. Harvey's and Lord Windsor's late Regiments of Horse who served in Holland from 25 Feb. to 24th inst. being 59 days at 2l. 17s. 0d. a day 168 3 0
£315 14 0
£ s. d.
for the pay of the Company of Invalids at Windsor for 1703 Lady day quarter 335 11 3
for bounty money to their non commissioned officers and private men reduced from 1703 March 25, at 20s. per man 70
for pay of the Company of Invalids at Tinmouth [Tynemouth Castle] for same quarter 354 11 2
for bounty money to their non commissioned officers and men to be reduced : at 20s. each 80
for pay of Capt. Van Hacklen's Company for same time 348 16 8
for bounty money to their non commissioned officers and men reduced from 1703 March 25 at 20s. each 77
£1265 19 1
Disposition Book XVI, p. 185.
Same for 40,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance : half thereof for land service, half for sea service of the Ordnance : to be issued out of the loans on Malt. Ibid., p. 187.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing (a) infra.
Appending : (a) letter dated March 23 from Secretary the Earl of Nottingham to [the Lord Treasurer Godolphin]. "Mr. Methuen writes that a great deal of French wine will be brought home in our next ships that come from Portugal, to which place it is brought from France and put into Portuguese casks." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 157.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Griffith, late Collector of Sligo, relating to 400l. not accounted for by him. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition of — praying the Queen's part of a verdict of 600l. in the Queen's Bench against Richard Ayland upon the statute against usury. Ibid., p. 158.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report upon the enclosed petition [missing] of the Queen's Household Drums praying payment of 240l. due on their salaries. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of William Wightman for leave to compound a Salt Duty debt of 400l. Reference Book VIII, p. 46.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Whitehead praying the place of clerk and bailiff of the courts in the Liberty of the dissolved Monastery of St. Mary's near the city of York : the late bailiff being incapacitated by age and not willing to renew his patent. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Francis Wyvill, Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Durham, York and Northumberland, praying the like allowance of 20s. per 100l. which the former Receiver had : he having during the 4 years of his receivership returned 268,245l. 8s. 10½d. to Lady day 1702, the return of his money by bills having been a great charge. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Anstis for a new lease of a small tenement formerly William Dawes's lying in the village Kingbear within the manor of Carnedon [Carradon] Prior and Duchy of Cornwall, granted to Mr. Seymour in 1672 and lately fallen in to the Crown by the death of Brigadier Trelawney. Ibid., p. 47.
April 7, 9. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Gellatlay for leave to compound his 120l. debt on wine bonds.
Christopher Coke for same of a Customs debt of 100l. : he being very poor. Ibid.
April 7. Same to same by the petition of Edward Gregory for the place of inspector of the Duties newly laid on coals and culm, "which employment he was established in at an allowance of 20s. per diem when the former Duties were laid." Ibid., p. 55.
April 8. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respits of 77l. 5s. 4d. on Col. Thomas Farrington for the pay of him and his servant and his Quarter Master for the months of November and Dec. 1696 he being then by command of Wm. III. (for all Officers to repair to their commands) actually on the road going to his quarters in Lancashire when the muster was taken. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 21.
Letter of direction for 7742l. 6s. 7d. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over in satisfaction of several lists or establishments of pensions signed by the Queen [and is for the various periods as follows to bring them all paid up] until 1703 Lady day [being ut supra pp. 212-215] : viz.
£ s. d.
for 1¼ years on a list commencing 1701 Xmas 570 2 1
for 3 quarters on a list commencing 1702 June 24 5487 4 6
for 2 quarters on a list commencing 1702 Sept. 29 1060
for 1 quarter on a list commencing from 1702 Xmas 625
£7742 6 7
Disposition Book XVI, p. 185.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Seymour relating to the pay of his Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 158.
Same to Auditor Harley for a state of the account of Sir William Stapleton deceased as late Capt. General and Governor-in-Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands : Lady Stapleton having passed an account thereof in your [the said Harley's] office in the time of the late Auditor Done. Ibid., p. 159.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt for a state of the abovesaid Lady Stapleton's accounts "and upon what vouchers the same passed." Ibid. p 159. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 94.
Same to Mr. Atkinson for a state or account of the whole charge of the Transport affair since it came under your management, distinguishing therein the charge relating to the Forces for Holland, for the late Expedition to Spain, for the West Indies, and for salaries and incidents. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 161.
William Blathwayt [Auditor General of the Plantations] to Col. Dudley, Governor in Chief of the Province of New Hampshire. I am directed by my Lord Treasurer to take notice to you of the great neglect there has been in that Province in not sending over to me half yearly accompts of the receipts and expenditure of the revenue raised there from 16 May 1695 with the vouchers [thereof] to this [present] time, whereof they are not to fail for the future : and it is therefore hereby given you in charge by his Lordship that you take care that the said accompts be duly transmitted after having been examined in Council and approved of by you or the Lieutenant Governor and attested by my Deputy, Mr. Addington.
I am further to acquaint you that there is a reservation of a yearly acknowledgment of 7 beaver skins to her Majesty from the tract of land called Mount-hope ; of which the persons concerned are in a default for many years last past. My Lord Treasurer does likewise expect that you require those persons to transmit the said beaver skins for her Majesty's use by the first opportunity. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 93-4.
Same to Mr. Addington, Deputy Auditor as above, enclosing the above letter which you will seal and deliver when you have read it. You are to quicken the abovesaid accounts and to attest them in the best manner before transmission to me. Ibid.
April 9. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office for the 1703 Lady day quarter : total 5725l. 0s. 1½d. Money Book XVI, pp. 305-8.
Warrant dormant by same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits for the 2000l. per an. thereout to Diana, Countess of Oxford as by the grant of 1673 June 19 thereof to Aubery, Earl of Oxford and his said then wife and now widow. (In the margin : three successive Treasury confirmations hereof dated respectively 1710 Oct. 11, 1711 June 26 and 1714 Oct. 28.) Ibid., p. 311.
Letter of direction for 61l. to Lord Edward Russell, [late Treasurer of the Chamber] to be paid to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for 183 days 1700-1 Feb. 6 to 1701-2 March 8 on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day for attending the House of Peers for 2 Sessions : to be paid out of Civil List moneys of the late King. Disposition Book XVI, p. 186.
Same for 23l. to same to be paid to said Mitchell for a further 69 days on same allowance from 1701-2 March 8 to 1702 May 25. Ibid., p. 186.
[?] Same for 6047l. 12s. 9d. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household : to clear the Household to Xmas last : out of Civil List moneys of the present Queen. Ibid.
April 9. Same for 2000l. to Mr. Lowndes for Secret Service : out of Civil List moneys ut supra : without account. Ibid., p. 189.
Same for 13,774l. 11s. 8d. to Mr. How for the Forces in England as follows : out of loans on the Land Tax for the present year : and is for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons
for subsistence of the Forces in England for 4 weeks April 16 to May 13 next at 2884l. 3s. 4d. a week 11536 13 4
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers in sea service
for subsistence of Lord Lucas's Regiment for same time at 184l. 9s. 7d. a week 737 18 4
for same to the Regiments of Donegal, Charlemont and Colenbine from March 4 last to enable Capt. Gardner, their Agent, to pay debts and support the Officers' families here ; 500l. each Regiment 1500
13774 11 8
Ibid., pp. 188, 189.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. On your report on the petition of Ralph Blackhall, late collector of the Penny Post Office Revenue, you are to give him convenient time to clear his accounts. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 159.
William Lowndes to Mr. Chetwind. Unless you forthwith deliver over all the books, papers and records belonging to the office of Auditor of Wales to the present Auditor of that revenue (as by the warrant of June 17 last) the Lord Treasurer will use means to compel you thereunto. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 159.
Same to Mr. [Rowland] Holt, Accomptant General and Comptroller of Customs. The Lord Treasurer has thought fit that the accounts of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in the Caribbee Islands be forthwith made up and declared. You are to bring to Mr. Blathwaite, Auditor of the Plantations, all the gross accounts of same with the necessary vouchers. Ibid., p. 160.
Same to Mr. Ryley. You have certified my Lord that the 200 loads of timber required for repair of the roof of All Saints Church, Oxford cannot be spared out of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests. You are to propose how same may more conveniently be provided. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Cardonell enclosing Mr. Pauncefort's account [missing] of money paid by the Earl of Ranelagh or remitted to his deputy in Holland, for the service of the 10,000 men anno 1701 and 40,000 men anno 1702. Mr. Sweete's accounts are imperfect and no certain account can be made of what remains due for clearings till the muster rolls are returned hither. Please hasten the transmission of same. Ibid.
Same to Lord Halifax to signify to the 4 Tellers of the Receipt that without special order from my Lord Treasurer they do not issue the 1000l. now in the Exchequer coined out of Vigo silver. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Edward Killerby for leave to compound a Salt Duty debt of 373l. 6s. 8d. as a surety of George Airey, late of Newcastle but now a prisoner in the Queen's Bench. Reference Book VIII, p. 47.
Same to same of a like petition from Michael Taylor for compounding a Salt Duty debt. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Thomas Bowles, executor of Joseph Bowles a surety with others for Thomas Rowney, postmaster of Birmingham who died indebted 804l. 12s. 3d. to the Crown ; praying to compound said debt. Ibid., p. 51.
April 10. Royal warrant to the Postmasters General to admit Alexander Inglis, merchant of Edinburgh, to compound a debt of 1776l. 1s. 6d. to the Crown on payment of 500l. : it appearing that Alexander Smith deceased had a farm from the Treasury of Scotland of the revenue of the Post Office in Edinburgh and was likewise employed by the Postmasters General of England to collect the moneys arising by the English port of letters from England to Scotland, and said Inglis together with Patrick Crichton was surety for said Smith ; and said Smith is dead insolvent indebted to the Crown and said Crichton is in so low a condition by reason of losses that the whole of said debt is like to fall on said Inglis : this composition is agreed in view of the fact that the laws of Scotland are so favourable to cautioners and that money is so difficult to be got from Scotland. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 19.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Maynhard, Duke of Schonberg and Leinster of an annuity or yearly pension of 1000l. as from 1702 Xmas : out of the Post Office : same being intended by the late King Wm. III. to be as an increase of the 4000l. per an. granted by said King to said Duke as an interest equivalent until the 100,000l. which said King determined to bestow on Frederick, Duke of Schomberg, could be paid in full. Ibid., p. 20.
Same to the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Steward of the Household, and the rest of the Board of Greencloth to insert on the Establishment of the Household the fee of 30l. per an. to Nahum Tate, Poet Laureat, in lieu of a pipe of canary in like manner as formerly. Ibid., p. 21.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces in the Low Countries, of 100,000l. as imprest for said Forces for the year from 1702 Xmas for the charge and contingencies thereof. (Money warrant dated April 14 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 13.) (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 22. Money Book XVI, p. 309. Order Book V, p. 456.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Bartolome Bernalte Marufo, late Alcade of Rota in Spain as royal bounty "to enable him to repair to the service of our good brother the Emperor of Germany." (Money warrant dated April 14 hereon.) (Money order dated April 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 20 hereon.) (Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 22. Money Book XVI, p. 312. Order Book V, p. 458. Disposition Book XVI, p. 192.
Same for 450l. 17s. 8d. to Anne, Countess Dowager of Sunderland : as royal bounty : to be satisfied by tallies on John Barber, Shrieve Payntor, and James Pavey, Receivers of Crown Revenue in South Wales. (Money warrant dated April 13 hereon.) (Money order dated April 17 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 24. Money Book XVI, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 460.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Michael Studholme of the office of Guide and Keeper of the private Roads to her Majesty, being the office granted to him by Wm. III. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 28-9.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge the arrears of Tenths on small vicarages not exceeding 30l. per an. value : the Archbishop of York having represented that by reason of the small value of several livings and the insolvency of many late incumbents divers arrears of Tenths have incurred and that our royal predecessors have usually granted privy seals to discharge such arrears on small rectories and vicarages not exceeding 30l. per an. value. Ibid., p. 72.
Money warrant for 10l. to the Corporation of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness for last Lady day quarter on the perpetuity granted by Hy. VII. Money Book XVI, p. 359.
Same for 22l. 16s. 3d. to Richard Coling and John Cox for 1702 Xmas quarter's salary as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Ibid., p. 322.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland to confirm the pension of 500l. per an. to Arthur, Earl of Granard. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 281.
Same to same for an additional allowance of 12d. a day to Lieut. Col. Mortant who is upon the list of French pensioners in Ireland for the sum of 5s. a day. Ibid., p. 283.
April 12. Money warrant for [75l. 4s. 9½d.] to Benjamin Gregg for 3 quarters to 1702 Xmas as a Serjeant-at-arms. Money Book XVI, p. 292.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill for 15l. for 1703 Lady day quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle 15l. for same quarter as Messenger appointed to attend the Customs. Ibid., p. 309.
Money warrant for 2000l. to the Commissioners of Accounts [sic for Commissioners for Army Debts] as follows : viz. 500l. to the Commissioners themselves (Sir Thomas Morrice of London merchant, Samuel Atkins of London Esqr., Thomas Lister of Coleby co. Lincoln Esqr., William Farrer of Biddenham co. Beds. Esqr., George Langton of Langton co. Lincoln Esqr.) for same quarter's allowances at the rate of 400l. per an. each : and 1500l. to Francis Lynn Esq. goldsmith, who is nominated by the said Commissioners to receive same, for salaries to clerks and officers and for necessaries and incidents as in part of 3500l. appropriated by the late Act appointing the said Commissioners. (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 310. Order Book V, p. 462.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Money Book XVI, p. 310.
Allowance by same of same quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office : total 207l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 312.
Money warrant for 51l. 14s. 2d. to John Sawyer senr., John Sawyer jun., and Benjamin Ironmonger, Keepers of Cranburne Chase in Windsor Forest, for 4¼ years 1697 from Michaelmas to 1701 Xmas on their fee of 12l. 13s. 4d. per an. paid up to 1697 Michaelmas (but no longer) out of the revenues of the Honor of Windsor. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 313. Order Book VI, p. 31.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to the Earl of Nottingham and Sir Charles Hedges for 1703 Lady day quarter's salaries as Secretaries of State. (Money order dated April 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 315. Order Book V, p. 461. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Same for 375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, President of the Privy Council, for same quarter on his allowance of 1000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. per an. royal bounty. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 317. Order Book V, p. 463. Disposition Book XV, p. 191.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lieut. Gen. Stuart praying payment of 326l. 12s. 2d. due on a royal warrant for subsistence of an addition (a corporal, drummer and private man) to each Company of his Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 173.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Postmasters General relating to goods seized at Falmouth which were brought by Mr. Dummer's [postal] sloops from the West Indies. Ibid., p. 161.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Josias Sewell praying payment of 201l. 6s. 0d. due to him on Lord Chamberlain's bills for removing furniture from Whitehall to Hampton Court and Windsor in the years 1697 to 1700. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Abraham Stock, deputy Postmaster of Dover, for remission of a debt of 230l. to the Crown in consideration of his services. Reference Book VIII, p. 47.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Robert Baden surety for Jo[h]n Allen, Keeper of the Charity Bank for Disabled Officers of the Excise, shewing that he obtained order from the Excise Commissioners that the said Allen should never be entrusted at one time with more than 100l. : that said Allen is charged with 348l. 13s. 6½d. in his hands of the said Charity money, for which petitioner is threatened to be prosecuted : therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 48.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Charles Coatesworth on behalf of himself and others, the sureties of Michael Coatesworth, praying to compound a debt of 550l. owing by the said Michael for salt Duty. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Bladen, collector of Customs in the port of Annapolis and members in the Province of Maryland in America, shewing that his salary is but 25l. [per an.] which is considerably less than the salaries of other collectors, that the said port being become the seat of the Government hath much increased the business : therefore praying an augmentation of salary. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sarah Cobbett praying (in consideration of a debt of 3000l. lent by her father to Charles II in his exile and by a vote in Parliament in 1664 allowed to be a good debt) that she may have a lease of an estate that she is able to discover of the rent of 195l. per an. granted for a term of years "for satisfying of a debt of the like nature" which grant has been for some time expired but is concealed from the Crown. Reference Book VIII, p. 48.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mary Pabia shewing that she being lately an inhabitant of Port St. Marys [in Spain] the Duke of Ormonde granted her his protection and a passport for her and her goods consisting of divers sorts of linens and laces packed in 2 trunks and 2 bales which now lie in the Customs warehouse on pretence they are prohibited goods : therefore praying leave to import same as they are her whole substance for her future. Ibid., p. 49.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward Bentley, late collector of Excise in Cumberland, shewing that he has been an officer of Excise for 17 years in several stations "without any check" but he had the misfortune to lose his letter case containing several salt debentures whereby he lost 250l. and cannot pay the 83l. balance of his salt Duty account.
In the margin : a later order of reference dated 1703 June 24. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir John Williams bart. for a new lease of certain lands called the Massenden [Maison Dieu] which formerly belonged to the dissolved monastery at Dover in Kent. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Anne Darley widow for a further term in a small old ruinous tenement belonging to the royal manor of Richmond co. Surrey. Ibid., p. 50.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Seyliard for allowance for his extraordinary charges as Receiver of Taxes for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely for the years 1699 to 1701, amounting to 540l. Ibid., p. 51.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against John, bishop of Chichester, on his First Fruits instalment bonds. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 5.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Vigo booty now remaining in the several outports to be brought round to London port. Ibid. XVII, p. 545.
Same to the Postmasters General and the Auditors of Imprests to observe (a) infra.
Appending : (a) Instructions for the more regular passing the accounts of the General Letter Office or Post Office and the Penny Post Office.
The account to be made yearly and to determine on the 25th March. The charge is to be entered in the following order (1) the profits of the Foreign Office arising by mails going out and coming in (2) the profits arising by the several pacquet boats (3) the profits of the Inland Office (4) the produce of yearly rents paid by farmers, carriers and postmasters for bye roads (5) the profits of letters to Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam and of expresses (6) the profits of the Irish Office according to the account thereof sent from thence (7) the profits arising by the Penny Post Office. Ibid., pp. 546-7.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. I am informed by the Postmasters General that George Warburton, their Deputy Postmaster for the Kingdom of Ireland, is considerably in arrear for the post of letters to and in that kingdom and that his circumstances are such as without speedy care may put the same in danger of being lost. Please assist Mr. Isaac Manley, who is deputed by said Postmasters General, in recovering all moneys due to the Queen from said Warburton. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 271.
Royal warrant to same to pay 100l. per month to the late Lords Justices of Ireland (Earl of Mount Alexander, Thomas Earle and Thomas Keightley) as under the royal warrant of June 3 last until the arrival of you, the Duke of Ormonde as Lord Lieutenant in Ireland. Ibid., p. 276.
William Blathwayt [Deputy Auditor of the Plantations] to William Lowndes enclosing a copy [missing] of the state of Lady Stapleton's accompt with the minutes last taken at the Treasury Chambers and the Treasury warrant thereupon. It would have been sooner made up for declaration if it had been prosecuted by Lady Stapleton, in whose hands the vouchers mentioned in said state do yet remain. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 95.
April 13. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Walter Saltonstall gent. as Comptroller of Yarmouth port. Money Book XVI, p. 310.
Letter of direction for 1801l. 2s. 6d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, as in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for the service of the Guards and Garrisons &c., anno 1703 : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid and to be applied to services as follows :
£ s. d.
to be paid to the Navy Treasurer for the Victuallers for provision to be furnished by them for the Company at Newfoundland for one year : at the rate of 6d. per man per day for 92 men 839 10 0
for subsistence in money to the said Company from Dec. 24 last to Dec. 24 next 421 5 5
for their offreckonings for clothing 217 11 6
for clearings to the Officers [thereof] for the same year 322 15 7
£1801 2 6
Disposition Book XVI, p. 189.
William Lowndes to the Chamberlain of [the city of] London. The Lord Treasurer thinks it necessary that a weekly certificate be laid before him by the Agents for Taxes of the produce of the several Taxes and Aids granted by Parliament. You are to transmit to the said Agents weekly certificates of all your receipts and payments into the Exchequer on such account. (The like letter to Mr. Weston Receiver General of Taxes for Surrey.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 157.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners forthwith to provide victuals for the Company at Newfoundland for one year at 6d. per day per man and to send same with the convoy now about to go thither. The sum of 839l. 10s. 0d. is this day directed to be issued to Mr. Howe for this service. (Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Mr. Howe to pay 839l. 10s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer for the Victuallers to make the abovesaid provision of victualls for the said Company). Ibid., pp. 161, 163.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. You are to proceed according to the Queen's Declaration in the matter of the guns and powder taken out of the galleons lately brought from Vigo. Ibid., p. 162.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. As to your query of the 9th inst whether the galleons taken at Vigo are to be esteemed ships belonging to the Crown of Spain or to private persons, the Prizes Commissioners affirm that same belonged to particular men and merchants, subjects of Spain. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed memorial [missing see infra p. 235] of the bishop of London concerning certain lands in the Province of New York which the Governor and inhabitants there desire may be granted or annexed to the rectory of Trinity Church and Westchester Church within the said Province. Ibid., p. 162. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 96.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Mr. Howe to pay the 4 Companies of Invalids as follows in full from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1703 March 25 from which time they are ordered to be reduced to 75 men per Company.
£ s. d.
for the Company at Tinmouth [Tynemouth Castle] under Capt. Lloyd 354 11 2
for the Company at Windsor under Capt. Beverley 335 11 3
for the Company at Greenwich under Capt. Van Hatten 348 16 8
for the Company at Chester under Capt. Twydall 333 13 4
£1372 12 5
Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 162.
Same to Secretary Hedges to transmit to the Lord High Admiral the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners with the affidavit of their officer at Plymouth concerning Capt James Miles, late Commander of the Queen's ship Monk, his embezzle ment of a considerable parcel of cochineal and whalebone out of one of the galleons and out of a re-taken Dutch merchant ship. Ibid., p. 163.
Same to Dr. Woodroff. As to your proposition to furnish rock salt and white salt out of the works of the co-heiresses of the Marburies it is proper [for you] to make this proposition to the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of the charge of the 10,000 men sent to the Low Countries anno 1701 and the 40,000 men there anno 1702, computing same to 1702 Xmas. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Parsons. The Lord Treasurer has constituted Thomas Rudge gent. to be Receiver of Land Revenues in co. Gloucester and also of the Queen's part of the penalties in the Forest of Dean. You are to take care that he be duly charged with all receipts thereof and he is to make affidavit thereof before you pass his said accounts. Ibid., p. 164.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier &c. to deliver up the bonds detailed of Arthur Shallett for Customs to the total of 10,603l. 4s. 11d. : he having deposited debentures to the value of 4985l. 5s. 10½d. plus 268l. 17s. 0d. for interest thereon and the balance of 5349l. 1s. 2d. having been discharged by composition under the Treasury warrant of March 25 last.
Appending : schedule of said debentures. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 255-6.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Alse as boatman at Newhaven loco John Cooper preferred to be Surveyor of the Window Tax. Ibid., p. 257.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of William Metcalfe and his six sureties, detailed, concerning his salt Duty debt of 1453l. 6s. 8d. : praying to compound same on payment of 200l. Reference Book VIII, p. 48.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Hugh Everard bart. proposing his sureties as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages co. Essex. Ibid., p. 49.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Taubman and Thomas Slyford for an allowance for the loss of 2590 bushels of rock salt which had paid the full Duty and was lost by the Thames coming into their salt works. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild of the petition of Col. Saunderson on behalf of Capt. Ord praying that a respit of 48l. 1s. 0d. on said Captain's Company may be taken off. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to admit William Joyce to compound a debt of 572l. 11s. 8d. for bills which he gave in Oct. and Nov. 1700 to Simon Donjoy, late collector of Excise for the Surrey Collection, for returning 650l. to the Excise Office. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 548.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for an additional allowance of 4s. a day to Lieut. Col. La Coudriere, he having been formerly on the list of French Pensioners in the Establishment Ireland for 8s. a day as a Reformed Lieut. Col. of Horse but reduced to 4s. a day by the Establishment of June last. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 278.
April 14. Same to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fines of 15l. and 5l. each set at the Assizes in Southwark 24 March last on William Williams and John Williams for assaults on Mark Dunlevy and Charles Badger, headborough, in the execution of their offices and for assaults on Thomas Blacke and Stephen Howell : and to discharge them from their long imprisonment. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 23.
Money warrant for 45l. to John Latton for 14 loads of hay for the deer in Windsor Little Park. (Money order dated April 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 311. Order Book V, p. 465. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for payment of the outports salaries for 1703 Lady day quarter : total 9144l. 1s. 3d. as by the account from Rowland Holt, Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs.
Approval by same of the London port salary bill for same quarter : total 6000l. 1s. 6d. Money Book XVI, p. 312.
Money warrant for 150l. to William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch, Agents for Taxes, for 1703 Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 313. Order Book V, p. 458. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Same for 125l. to Edward Southwell for half-a-year to 1700 Sept. 29 on his salary as one of the Clerks of the Privy Council. Money Book XVI, p. 314.
Same for 148l. 10s. 6d. to Samuell Powell, Sergeant-at-Arms attending the House of Commons : for incidents (coals, candles, sweets, mops, brooms &c.) for said House from 1702 Oct. 20 to 1702-3 Feb. 27 and for reward to messengers for serving orders according to the directions of said House in said time. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 316. Order Book V, p. 464. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 5000l. per an. to the Duke of Marlborough on his annuity or yearly pension from 1702 Michaelmas. Money Book XVI, p. 318.
Letter of direction for 45,412l. 7s. 6d. to Charles Fox for the Forces in the Low Countries : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : and is intended to defray one moiety of 937,765 guilders 10 stivers for the Troops of Munster, Osnaburgh, Gottorp, East Friez, Wolfenbuttle, West Frieze, Jamart and Saxe Gotha according to a computation grounded on the treaties transmitted by Mr. Stanhope, Plenipotentiary in Holland, to Secretary Hedges [see supra pp. 33-4 and footnote ibid.]. Disposition Book XVI, p. 190.
Same for 4596l. 18s. 8d. to same for same : out of same : in further part of 885,669l. 3s. 2d. for one year from Xmas last for her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries : and to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
to complete the pay of the Foreign Forces and the subsistence of the subject Troops in the Low Countries to May 13 next 4530 18 8
for providing 22 men to complete Lieut. Gen. Churchill's Regiment from 59 to 60 men in each Company with an addition of 10 men to a Company of Grenadiers ; at 3l. per man for levy money as by the royal warrant of March 20 last 66
£4596 18 8
Ibid.
Same for 2632l. to same in further part of 100,000l. for pay of such Forces as are or shall be added to the Queen's Forces in the Low Countries viz.
£
to be paid to Col. William Evans for raising a Regiment of Foot to be commanded by him, at 40s. per private man 1316
to Col. Roger Elliott for raising a like Regiment : the said 2 Regiments to be as in lieu of the Regiments of Churchill and Portmore lately sent to Holland as part of the Additional Forces there 1316
£2632
Ibid, p. 191.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Lieutenant Deputy of Ireland to clear the Regiments of Stanhope and Meredith to the day of their embarcation notwithstanding the Queen's letter of Jan. 29 last ut supra pp. 123-5, signifying the Queen's pleasure that the Regiments in Ireland shall for this year be paid no more than subsistence by reason of the lowness of the revenue. By reason of the said letter the Duke of Ormonde has represented to my Lord Treasurer that the Lords Justices can give no direction to clear Stanhope's and Meredith's Regiments without a royal warrant. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 164.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer is informed that 2 years accounts 1694 June 24 to 1696 June 24 of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados miscarried at sea in the time of the late war and that by reason thereof the Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs cannot make up the accounts of said Duty. You are to send over to Barbados for duplicates of the said accounts. Ibid., p. 165.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed memorial or paper of observations [missing] presented to the Lord Treasurer by Sir Thomas Knatchbull bart. who was Commissary to the two late Marine Regiments ; and also the stated accounts of the said late Regiments. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 165.
Same to Mr. Douglas to attend Auditor Harley concerning the above. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Cornish for allowance of 40l. paid to him for 2 recruit horses for the Second Troop of Guards. Ibid., p. 166.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Taylor as tidesman and boatman at South Shields in Sunderland port loco Richard Flagget preferred to be waiter and searcher there.
William Chardon as riding officer at Cardonnock [Cardurnock] on the borders of Scotland loco Jonathan Barwick deceased.
John Anyon as tidesman and porter at Lancaster loco Robert Heysom dismissed.
William Culliford junr. as landwaiter at Poole loco John Gill removed to Exeter. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 257.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Carkess, an officer of London port, praying consideration for his pains in collecting and digesting the several laws relating to the Customs into a plain method useful both to the officers and the merchants. Reference Book VIII, p. 50.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Fazakerley proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages as from March 25 last for the cities of London and Westminster and county of Middlesex. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against John Parran and Charles Mason late Receivers General for the Duties on Houses and on Marriages co. Oxford for 1701, their accounts being ready but cannot be passed, by reason that the Duplicates of the said Duties are not [yet] returned into the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 549.
Royal warrant to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay to himself all allowances payable to the Chief Governor of Ireland, as from Feb. 19 last being the date of his patent. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 275.
William Blathwayt [Auditor General of the Plantations] to Col. Nathaniel Blakiston, late Governor of Maryland. It appears by the accompts received from Maryland and by the Act of Assembly there that one fourth part of the moiety of the 2s. per hogshead is appropriated to the use of the Government in buying of arms and for other occasions and that the same has been received by you during your Government of that Province. My Lord Treasurer directs me to call upon you for an account of the disposal of such money so received by you for the public use. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 95.
A list of subsequent accompts [of revenue and expenditure received by the abovesaid Blathwayt] from the Plantations and presented [by him] to the Commissioners of Public Accounts this day [see supra pp. 195-205.].
account of the revenue of New York from midsummer to Michaelmas 1701.
ditto from Michaelmas to Xmas 1701.
ditto from Xmas 1701 to Lady day 1702.
ditto of the Duty of 12 pence per hogshead upon tobacco exported from Patuxent District in Maryland in 1701.
ditto of the Duty of 3 pence per ton upon all ships entering and clearing within the said District of Patuxent in said year 1701.
ditto of the Duty of 12 pence per hogshead upon tobacco exported from Potomac District as also the 3 pence per hogshead and the 3 pence per ton in the said year 1701.
ditto of her Majesty's revenue of Quit Rents in Virginia for the same year 1701.
ditto of her Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead, 15 pence per ton, 6 pence per poll &c. collected in Virginia between 10 Nov. 1701 and 10 July 1702.
ditto of goods and vessels seized in Barbados during the Government of Lord Grey : dated 1701. Ibid.
William Blathwayt to Mr. Clark, Deputy Auditor in New York ; enclosing from the Lord Treasurer an order [of reference] and memorial [of the bishop of London ut supra p. 230] concerning a grant to be made to the churches mentioned therein of certain lands in New York. I desire you upon your arrival there to examine the nature and value of the premises and to make a perfect description thereof to me in order to the satisfying my Lord Treasurer "which you are to do upon communicating these directions to my Lord Cornbury for the better explanation of what is desired."
Followed by : undated memorial [of 12 May 1702] from Henry [Compton] bishop of London [to Treasurer Godolphin]. "A little farm adjoining to the town of New York for a glebe to the rectory of Trinity Church, newly erected by the inhabitants in the same town ; and to build a school upon half an acre of ground lying just before the church [and] to build upon it a house for the Minister.
An escheat in West Chester in that Province of New York of 100 acres of land belonging formerly to one William [Thomas Williams] for a glebe to the Church there settled.
All this is humbly and earnestly requested by the Governor my Lord Cornbury and all the inhabitants." Ibid., pp. 96-7.
Memorandum : On the 14th April 1703 upon my Lord Treasurer's nomination the usual deputation is signed and sealed by Mr. Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to William Bird senr. to be Deputy Surveyor and Auditor of her Majesty's revenues in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. Ibid.
April 15. Royal sign manual for 555l. 10s. 6d. to Peter Hume for uses as follows :
£ s. d.
for so much expended by him by the Queen's direction for a present to the Dey of Tunis 221 10 0
for the like to the Dey of Tripoli 221 10 0
to be paid to Thomas Baker for a present to the Dey of Algiers over and above the 300l. already issued to him for that service 92 1 0
for [Exchequer] fees and charges in receiving the aforesaid sum 20 9 6
£555 10 6
(Money warrant dated April 15 hereon). (Money order dated April 16 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 23. Money Book XVI, p. 312. Order Book V, p. 461. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Dolben and Richard Cann for one year to 1695 Xmas on their patent fee as Clerks of the Fines at Ludlow. Money Book XVI, p. 311.
[? April 15] Money order for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt for one year to 1703 March 25 on their special reward for levying tallies &c. during vacation. Order Book V, p. 465.