Warrant Book
April 1703, 16-30

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'Warrant Book: April 1703, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 236-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84308 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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April 1703, 16-30

April 16. Money warrant for 150l. 11s. 3d. to Samuell Powell for 1½ years to 1701 Xmas on his fee of 3s. a day, and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as one of the Queen's Serjeants at Arms. Money Book XVI, p. 314.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Bank of England 928l. 15s. 2¼d. remaining unsatisfied to the said Bank of the sum of 7319l. 3s. 2¾d. which was deficient on their annual sum of 100,000l. to wit for the year ended 1701 June 1 : the same is hereby to be paid out of arrears of taxes as follows viz. 2l. 19s. 8d. of the 1689 Aid of 12d. per £ ; 5l. 19s. 4d. of the 1690 Aid of 2s. per £ ; 919l. 16s. 2¼d. of the second 4s. Aid anno 1694 not appropriated to particular uses. Ibid.
Same by same to Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 650l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, without account : for the whole charge in his office of the work of managing the business of the Exchequer Bills, keeping entries or accounts of the same, trying, proving, cancelling or renewing of same and computing the interest thereupon : to wit for one year from 1703 March 25. Ibid., p. 315.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to William Culliford, Inspector General of Exports and Imports, for half-a-year to 1703 Lady day for his first clerk and 2 other clerks. Ibid., p. 317.
Allowance by same of the salary bill of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for the half year to 1702 Xmas : total 444l. 19s. 9d. Ibid., p. 318.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to alter a tally of Dec. 8 last for 1022l. 12s. 0d. paid in by the Customs Cashier same being on account not of arrears of the Duties on tobacco but of the said Duties Continued. Ibid., p. 319.
William Lowndes to Dr. Bray to make answer to the enclosed case [missing] of Samuell Adderley and divers other purchasers of the lands of William Adderley deceased in co. Stafford. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 164.
Same to Mr. Shakerly. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your several accounts of the Invalids reduced at Chester and what bounty money you have paid to each of them. My Lord approves the care you have taken therein. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of John Gardner, merchant, for compounding his Customs debt. Ibid., p. 165.
Same to the Agents for Taxes for a certificate how much is come in on the Land Tax and Capitation [1 Anne c. 6, for an Aid by divers Subsidies and a Land Tax] anno 1702 and how much is standing out thereon. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to Mr. Ryley enclosing the petition [missing] of the keepers and game keepers of Windsor Forest concerning "his" payment of their salaries. Please report thereon and also make a perfect list of all the keepers in the several forests in your survey and examine which of their salaries ought to be continued and how much thereof may be raised by decayed trees. Ibid.
Same to the Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] from Henry Wise of works necessary in Kensington Garden. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits on the three Troops of Horse Guards according to the petition of the Duke of Ormonde. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. On examining the interest accounts of the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy, (in accordance with the Act of 12 and 13 Wm. III. c. II clause 28) the Auditor of the Receipt finds he cannot make a just charge thereof by reason that many of the orders and tallies (on which interest appears to have been received [sic for due] before any assignments made of the said orders and tallies) were notwithstanding assigned by the Navy Board and paid away by the said Treasurer before any interest was received thereupon according to the said Treasurer's assertion. You are to examine the accounts already proceeded upon to wit from 4 April 1689 to 12 April 1691 and to send my Lords a certificate how far the facts agree with the said assertion. Ibid., p. 167.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] to report as to a parcel of ground near the passage from the Honble. Mr. Boyle's house leading into Pall Mall (which was lately used by a stone cutter) to wit as to how far same doth belong to the Crown with some sheds or other buildings on or near the same. You are to report what parcels of ground and what buildings thereabouts do belong to the Crown. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 167.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant for pay of the Officers as follows of the Earl of Arran's late Regiment of Horse viz. from 1701-2 March 23 the day of their embarcation from Ireland to July 1 following : it appearing that 3 Troops of the said Regiment were ordered out of Ireland into Flanders last year, when the Field Officers who attended it were not paid in Ireland and there was no room for them on the Flanders establishment ; which inconvenience was not redressed until July following when it was fixed upon the Irish establishment. Ibid.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant for the allowance of 4s. a day to Ralph Cooke for fire and candle for the Horse Guards and for salary of a servant to take care of the rooms and clock there : viz. from Xmas last: being the like allowance formerly made him for this service. Ibid., p. 168.
April 16, 17, 19. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to admit Raymond Rowdey (Roudey) to compound his debt of 505l. 19s. 3¼d. on wine Duty bonds, detailed, at 5s. in the £ and thereupon to deliver up his said bonds. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 257.
Same to same to admit Peter Lynch to compound a like debt of 2662l. 14s. 9½d. at 3s. in the £ and thereupon to deliver up his bonds, detailed. Ibid., p. 258.
Same to same to admit Robert Hunter to compound a like debt of 168l. 15s. 3½d. at 12d. in the £. Ibid.
Same to same to admit James Taylor to compound a like debt of 289l. 10s. 9d. at a composition of 45l. Ibid., p. 259.
Same to same to admit Robert Rigden to compound a like debt of 3974l. 10s. 6d. (balance of 5583l. 13s. 3d.) on payment of 50l. Ibid., p. 260.
Same to same to admit Abraham Gibbons to compound a like debt of 1581l. 14s. 4d. (balance of 2174l. 9s. 4¾d.) on payment of 736l. 10s. 4½d. Ibid., p. 261.
Same to same to admit John Gollatlay (a prisoner and very poor) to compound a like debt of 120l. on a composition of 1s. 6d. in the £. Ibid., p. 262.
Same to same to admit William Thornburgh to compound a debt of 749l. 10s. 11d. for Duties on sugar imported, on payment of 100l. ; he having failed in 1698. Ibid., p. 263.
Same to same to admit John Gardner to compound a Customs debt of 6299l. 19s. 5d. (less 896l. 3s. 0d. for debentures) on payment of 114l. 17s. 0d. Ibid., p. 264.
Same to same to admit George Smith, Policarpus Dawkins, and John Lowen sureties of William Smith to compound a debt of 465l. 14s. 9d. for Wine Duty bonds on a composition of 2s. 6d. in the £ : William Smith having died many years since in prison, George Smith keeping a small shop near Tower Hill and Lowen being a beggar in the streets. Ibid., pp. 264-5.
Same to same to admit John Marriott to compound a debt of 970l. 18s. 8d. for tobacco Duties on a composition of 12d. in the £
Appending : schedule of debts due to Marriott which he is to assign to the Crown : total 1007l. 15s. 0d. Ibid., p. 265.
April 16. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Harvey of Fowey for a new lease of an estate in the manor of Fowey, part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Reference Book VIII, p. 50.
Same to Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Roope of the petition of the m[aste]rs [of] transports [ships] praying an allowance of demurrage of 6d. a day for each horse by them transported to Holland from the time they lost their passage till their departure viz. from 30th May to the 30th June following. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ryley of the petition of the Keepers of Cranburne Chace in the Forest of Windsor for the repair of their lodges. Ibid., p. 51.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to admit Mathias Partis, Francis Partis, and John Woosley and their sureties Michael Hall, Ursula Milburne and others to compound a salt Duty debt of 6700l. at 10s. in the £
The like for Michael Hall to compound a salt Duty debt of 206l. 13s. 4d. at 10s. in the £
The like for Lionell Colepitts to compound a salt Duty debt of 466l. 13s. 4d. at 7s. in the £ : (altered on the following day to a composition of 2s. 6d. in the £). Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 550, 551.
Same by same to the Prizes Commissioners to direct their Receiver General to pay into the Exchequer 5518l. 1s. 1¾d. of the Queen's share of prizes. Ibid., p. 551.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, and to John Warter, Solicitor of same, to admit Alexander Kenton and other masters of transport ships employed at Vigo to have the moiety of the goods fished up by them out of the river of Vigo, after due condemnation and appraisement thereof and provided that the arrest laid upon those goods by the Admiralty Court be first taken off. Ibid., p. 552.
[?] Entry of Treasurer Godolphin's signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Bedell senr. merchant, of lands and tenements in co. Yorks. part of the estate of Edward Maddison gent, outlaw : at a rent of 23s. 3½d. and fine of 46s. 7d. Ibid.
April 16. Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Lace praying a reward for making several seizures in divers ports in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 277.
April 17. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respits as follow of the 3 Troops of Horse Guards occasioned by the superannuated half pay men and removals for the musters between 25 Feb. 1701-2 and 24 Dec. 1702 in consideration of the great charge they have been at in maintaining the vacant horses of their Troops and in finding gentlemen fit for the service of the said Troops in the room of several of them who were commissioned in the army so that the expense has exceeded the vacant pay for that time : viz.
£ s. d.
First Troop of Horse Guards 271 8 0
Second ditto 636 4 0
Third ditto 182 8 0
£1090
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 31.
Money warrant for 20l. to Alexander Stewart, clerk, for his passage to New York whither he is going chaplain.
20l. to John Blair, clerk, for same to North Carolina whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated April 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 284. Order Book V, p. 466. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Same for 10,000l. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, in full of 30,000l. as by the privy seal of 1702 May 30 for the expense and service of that Office. (Money order dated April 19 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 463.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Jas. Gendrault, surety for one Allen, keeper of the Charity Bank for disabled Officers of Excise, to the like effect ut supra p. 227. Reference Book VIII, p. 51.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Phillips praying a reward for making a seizure of wine. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to restore to Capt. Gibson 500l. which he lately received at Calais from several persons to be paid to the French prisoners here, which money was seized by the Customs Surveyor at Dover. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 551.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay the Field Officers (to wit the Colonel, Major, Chaplain, chirurgeon and kettle drummer) who attended the 3 Troops of our Regiment of Horse late under the command of the Earl of Arran their pay from 1701-2 March 23 (the day of their embarcation from Ireland) to 1702 July 1, they having been ordered out of Ireland into Flanders last year and so not paid in Ireland and there was no room for them on the Establishment of the Forces in the Low Countries and the same was not regulated until July 1 following from which time they are fixed upon the Establishment of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 279.
April 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to release Daniel Harvey, (who stands possessed of the buildings &c. in Mortlake granted to Robert, Earl of Sunderland and Henry Brouncker by the patent of Charles II dated 1667 Oct. 15 for a place in which the art and manufacture of making tapestry was intended to be exercised and carried on) from the proviso contained in the said grant for making the grant void if the premises should not be so employed in a year after entry into possession : it appearing that considerable sums of money have been expended and great labour and pains for perfecting and carrying on the said art which cannot be continued without great loss and damage : the Attorney General having reported March 19 last that by patent of 1667 Oct. 15 as above Charles II granted to the Earl of Sunderland and Henry Brouncker the said premises which were then and formerly had been employed in the said art, "which was set up at the charge of our late royal grandfather, in providing looms, utensils and other costly materials for the encouragement of so good and public a work and that by reason thereof the said art and manufacture was come at last to very great perfection and many poor people set on work ; but the said looms were of late deserted and the poor not only deprived of their employment but the whole kingdom in danger of losing the perfection and growth of the said art and manufacture." but the said grant contained the proviso as above : and further the Attorney General reports that after the making of the said grant the premises were employed for the making of tapestry and the said art was set up and retored and hath been continued to be exercised there but that now the number of tapestry weaves who have settled themselves in and about the cities of London and Westminster being increased and the art of making tapestry fully restored there is no occasion longer to continue the tapestry working at Mortlake and that, by reason of the many tapestry workers that are in and near the city of London, the same cannot now be carried on at Mortlke without great loss. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 24-26.
Same to same for a great seal to appoint Thomas Highmore to the office or place of "Serjeant Painter of all our Works as well belonging to all our royal Palaces or Houses as to our Great Wardrobe or otherwise" loco Robert Streeter : with the fee of 10l. per an. as from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 27.
Money warrant for 200l. to Edward Stephens and George Thompson being their moiety of the fine set at the Assizes at Winchester upon Richard Flight and William King for embezzlements. (Money order dated April 24 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 320. Order Book V, p. 465.
Same for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the support of the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 for this sum to the said bishop for the Poor Knights of Windsor et al.) Money Book XVI, p. 321. Order Book VI, p. 1. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver and the Auditor for Wales to pay out of the Crown revenues of Wales the expenses of the four messengers of the Exchequer for their charges and service in dispersing Proclamations to the 12 Counties in Wales. Money Book XVI, p. 321.
Money warrant for 3000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for half a year to Lady day last for the wages and board wages of said Band. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 322. Order Book V, p. 466.
Same for 96l. 12s. 0d. to William Bellamy for one year from 1702 Xmas on the impost of wines for the Mayor, Aldermen &c., of the City of London detailed. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 323. Order Book V, p. 468. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Same for 15l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for 1703 Lady day quarter on their annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy. (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 324. Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Letter of direction for payments as follows out of Civil List moneys :
£
to Serjeant Gregg 75
to the Lord President of the Privy Council 375
to Mr. Millart 20
Disposition Book XVI, p. 191.
Same for 26,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax of this year : to be applied as follows :
£
to the Victualling Commissioners or their Cashier for bills of exchange from Jamaica, and for Necessary Money to pursers, Short Allowance Money to seamen and several contingencies 15000
for 6 months Short Allowance Money for the seamen of the Fleet under Sir Cloudesley Shovell 11000
£26000
Ibid., p. 192.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to dispose to the Queen's best advantage the 32,629l. 7s. 8d. of tallies in your Cashier's hands (viz. 12,329l. 7s. 8d. on salt with interest due from 1700 Nov. 23 ; 10,300l. on the fourth 4s. Aid with interest due from 1700 Nov. 17 and 10,000l. on ditto with interest due from 1700 Dec. 11) and to apply all the money arising therefrom to the Course of the Victualling : taking care to surcharge the Cashier [of the Victualling] with the said interest "and that any old debts contracted before May 1697 which might have been satisfied out of the said tallies and orders be, when adjusted, placed to the [debit of the said] Course." Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply to the payment of seamen's wages the 11,844l. 11s. 9d. resting in the hands of the Navy Treasurer which was advanced on the 500,000l. tallies on the Land Tax 1702 and reserved by the Treasury letter of Feb. 17 last supra p. 144 for the Lord Treasurer's direction. Ibid., p. 193.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Rastinck, widow of Francis Rastinck late Manager of the packet boats at Dover, praying recompense for her husband's loss by the laying aside of the said boats. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 168.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer recommends Richard Thornton as a supernumerary weigher in the Customs House. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley to state the enclosed account [missing] of Thomas Addison for 4000 quarters of oats which he provided in 1689 and 1690 for transporting Forces and supplies into Ireland, for which he received 2000l. from Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby and is placed in super for so much in their account. Ibid., p. 169.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to receive 1000l. from Sir Cloudesley Shovell and to deliver to him the value thereof in Spanish money at the current [exchange] price. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Nicholas to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Matthew Clarke, one of the Grooms of the Great Chamber to the late Queen, concerning his pension payable by you. Ibid., p. 170.
Same to Auditor Harley to state the enclosed account [missing] of Richard Crawley for salvage money and other perquisites of the Admiralty. Ibid., p. 171.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Bigg for stay of process against him on Customs bonds. Reference Book VIII, p. 49.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to admit Thomas Grayson, Thomas Airey and William Metcalf to compound a debt of 586l. 13s. 4d. on salt Duties on payment of 200l. : all on the petition of William Wightman in their behalf. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 553.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of premises (tenements in Carnedon Prior, co. Cornwall) in order to a lease thereof to Edward Broadlake.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on Broadlake's petition for same. Ibid., p. 554.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process ad computandum against Lady Falkland on the accounts of her late husband for the time he was Treasurer of the Navy : the said accounts being now before the Navy Commissioners. Ibid., p. 555.
April 19 and May 3. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities of William Cawthorp as Receiver of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for part of Co. Lincoln.
The like for William Pacey as same for part of co. Norfolk.
The like for Sir Hugh Everard as same for co. Essex. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 457.
April 19. Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 200l. as royal bounty to the Hospital and Free School in Dublin founded by Charles II, same being at present in a very low condition : to be issued out of the sede vacante profits of the temporalities of the archbishopric of Armagh. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 277.
Instructions from William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] to William Bird senr., Deputy Surveyor and Auditor of her Majesty's Revenue in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, thereto constituted by said Blathwayt's instrument dated 14 April 1703.
(1) You are to inspect, examine and state all accompts of rents, revenues, prizes, fines, escheats, seizures, forfeitures, Duties and profits whatsoever fallen since the first war between Charles II and the States General.
(2) Inform yourself what rents, revenues, Duties and profits accrued not duly answered ; and to recover same.
(3) Every six months send me all such accompts of the public revenues and profits as you have examined and stated.
(4) Also attested copies of all Acts or Public orders relating to the public Revenues or profits in that Colony, which are to be delivered to you by the Secretary of Virginia upon your application to the Governor. [In the margin is a note of an addition to this instruction inserted in the copy of these instructions sent 16 June 1704 "and whereas no rent roll does appear of her Majesty's rents so that great uncertainty remains [as to] what is rightfully due to her Majesty from that part of her revenue you are to procure by all the best ways and means a true state and rent roll of all the said quit rents which may be allowed of by the Governor and Council so as to be an authentic charge upon the Receivers of the revenue, whereof you are to send over authentic copies to me to remain in my office and so from time to time as any further grants of lands be made."
(5) Inform me of all moneys recovered for her Majesty's use or which you are informed belong to her Majesty or of any other matter of advantage to the Queen.
(6) You are further to take notice that the several accounts of the public revenue aforementioned are to be brought by you before the Governor of Virginia in Council, by them to be reviewed and approved of and then transmitted to me with proper vouchers by the first opportunity in order to be laid before the Lord Treasurer. In the margin : it [this instruction] was since altered by my Lord Treasurer's order thus "You are further to take notice that the several accomptants are to make oath to the truth of their respective accompts which are to be brought by you before her Majesty's Governor" &c. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 97-8.
April 20. Royal sign manual for 3000l. to Charles Hodges gent for the service of the Robes from the time of the Queen's accession to the 25 March last 1703 : to be disposed of by orders from the Duchess of Marlborough. (Money warrant dated April 20 hereon.) (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) (The letter of direction of 1703 June 9 for 2000l. is apparently in part hereof.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 26. Money Book XVI, p. 318. Order Book XV, p. 463. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages &c. and on Houses for London, Westminster and Middlesex to pay 100l. per an. each salary to William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch as from 1702 Xmas for managing the said Duties and directing and governing the surveyors and inspectors thereof in England, Wales and Berwick. Money Book XVI, p. 319.
Money warrant for 428l. 8s. 0d. to Phillip Ryley to be paid over to divers persons for watering the Ring and places leading thereto in Hyde Park in the years 1701 and 1702. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Ibid., p. 320. Order Book V, p. 464.
Letter of direction for 10,917l. 15s. 7d. to Sir Thomas Lyttelton, Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax : to be paid over in a gross sum to Walter Whitfield for services of the Marines as follows and to be as part of the charge to be borne on the Navy account for maintaining 10,000 soldiers in sea service : viz.
£ s. d.
for 9 days' subsistence to the Regiments of Villiers, Fox, Mordaunt and Shannon and to 8 Companies of Holt's and 7 Companies of Saunderson's Regiment from April 15 inst. to April 24 1272 3 1
for 2 months' subsistence from April 25 to June 24 to the Regiment of Brigadier Seymour which from that date is placed on the Marine Establishment instead of Mordaunt's, and to the Regiments of Holt, Villiers, Saunderson and Shannon 9645 12 6
£10917 15 7
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest said sum to said Whitfeild accordingly.) Disposition Book XVI, pp. 193, 195.
Same for 350l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List funds. Ibid., p. 194.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet [Secretary of the Admiralty] to lay before the Lord High Admiral the enclosed letter [missing] from the Prizes Commissioners desiring that the Black Eagle taken as prize by the Queen's ship Hampshire off the Canary Islands, and which is now at Spithead, may be brought to London. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 169.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. I have laid before the Lord Treasurer your memorial of the 19th inst. relating to your appointing an officer to take care of such prizes as shall be taken by the squadron of ships going out under Sir Cloudesley Shovell. If the Lord High Admiral do not think it proper that the Agent of the Victualling should be Agent for Prizes in this expedition you may appoint William Window to be your Agent. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 169.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to admit Sarah Groome, relict of Samuell Groome late of London merchant, to pass debentures for tobacco exported without the oaths of the importing and exporting merchants, both of whom are dead. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 266.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Capt. Doyley for a noli pros to the Exchequer information against him for importing French wines on the information of one Hog. Reference Book VIII, p. 51.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] on the petition of George Muschamp, Collector of Patuxent and Receiver of Potomac in Maryland. The petitioner was appointed by sign manual in 1695 to be Receiver of his Majesty's Revenues within the precinct of Potomac River in the Province of Maryland during pleasure at 100l. per an. salary payable out of the Duty of 2s. per hogshead on tobacco exported from Maryland. By Act of Assembly the said Duty is appropriated as to a moiety to the Proprietory of the Province and a fourth of the remaining moiety to arms and ammunitions for the Magazines, and the other three-fourths to the support of the Government. In consequence the petitioner has not found wherewithall to satisfy his salary and unless your Lordship order it out of the Duty of 1d. per pound on tobacco exported from one Plantation to another (of which Duty he is likewise Collector in Patuxent River) I do not know how his salary can be paid to him in Maryland.
As to the renewal of his Commission your Lordship may order same as of course upon her Majesty's accession.
Followed by : (1) said petition shewing that his father William Muschamp was for 28 years Farmer and Commissioner of the Revenue in Ireland which by his great industry and pains he largely increased, he spending his whole time and fortune in the improvement thereof but dying before he could pass his accompts left petitioner and the rest of the family wholly unprovided for and they never received any benefit from the arrears due upon the account of the said Farm. Further petitioner has served faithfully for 16 years as Collector in Carolina and Maryland though under hard circumstances and with very little profit. Petitioner is now Collector of Patuxent District and Receiver of Potomac in Maryland with 100l. per an. salary "which hitherto has not been paid, nothing but the Fines and Forfeitures being allowed him, which does not amount to 15l, per an. and so there is above 400l. due to petitioner since 1695 at which time he was made Receiver, being forced ever since to answer all the other receipts to the Government without satisfying or stopping his own salary out of the same." Therefore praying renewal of his Commission with power to stop his salary out of the revenue.
(2) Entry of the reference dated 1702-3 Jan. 22 of said petition to said Blathwayt. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 101-3.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Edward Killerby for leave to compound a salt Duty debt. Ibid.
April 21. William Lowndes to Charles Fox to apply 16,619l. 17s. 0d. as follows out of the 100,000l. which the Bank agrees to advance on the tallies and orders on the Land Tax which were lately put into your hands for the service of the Forces, and payable after 1,086,526l. thereon : viz.
to the Elector of Treves for one quarter's subsidy due March 25 last being 15,625 guilders at 10 guilders 6 stivers per £ sterling 1513 6 4
to the King of Denmark for same quarter's subsidy 9079 18 0
to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell for same quarter's same 3026 12 8
to Samuell Atkinson and Nicho[las] Roop on account of the charge for transporting the Forces from England to Holland since 1702 Dec. 24 3000
£16619 17 0
Disposition Book XVI, p. 194.
April 22. Same to same. The Bank of England have agreed to advance 100,000l. on Land Tax tallies and orders in your hands registered after 1,086,528l. In making the assignments on the said orders you are to take care to specify therein the days from which the interest thereon is to go to the Bank, as the interest grown due prior to such assignments is to be saved to the public. The said sum of 100,000l. is to be applied to the service of the 40,000 men to act with the Allies. Disposition Book XVI, p. 195.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh enclosing Auditor Harley's representation [missing] touching your accounts. Please deliver to him the several vouchers which he requires. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 170.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] subscribed Richard Norton concerning a fraudulent concealment in the Malt Duty. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer approves of Nathaniell Gould and Urban Hall to be Commissioners for the importation of pitch and tar for her Majesty's Stores this year, at an allowance [of commission] of 2 per cent. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to clear to the day of embarcation the 2 Regiments of Col. James Stanhop and Col. Thomas Meredyth that are to embark forthwith from Ireland for service in the Low Countries towards making up the augmentation of 20,000 men agreed with the States General : all notwithstanding the royal letter of Jan. 29 last which directed that the Regiments in Ireland should be paid no more than subsistence by reason of the lowness of the revenue. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 279.
April 23. William Lowndes to the Officers of the Works. Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Keeper of the Mall in St. James's Park, represents that the posts and boards of the said Mall are so rotten and the ground so worn that it is absolutely necessary to be new done. Please report an estimate for the charge of new boarding and shelling the said Mall. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 171.
Same to Auditor Bridges to state the enclosed account [missing] of Charles Johnson of moneys received and paid for the Stables in the time the same [the office of Master of the Horse] was under Commission. Ibid., p. 172.
April 26. Money warrant for 20l. to George Mourson, clerk, for his passage to New York whither he is going schoolmaster. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 322. Order Book V, p. 452.
Same for 222l. 5s. 2¼d. to William Borret for one quarter and 71 days 1702 Oct. 15 to 1703 Lady day on his allowance for soliciting law suits &c. for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 324. Order Book V, p. 468.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to order Mr. Brewer, Receiver General of Prizes, to pay into the Exchequer 5000l. out of the Queen's moiety of prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 322.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : to be paid over to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, for the charge of sick and wounded and prisoners at war incurred in the year ended 1702 Dec. 24. (Same to Navy Commissioners to imprest said sum accordingly.) Disposition Book XVI, p. 196.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. I have read to my Lord your report on the petition of several Officers relating to an arrear of half pay. Please report whether they have had all the half pay intended them by Parliament. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 171.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Essex for taking off the respits on the Officers of his Regiment. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Bridges to prepare a state of the enclosed account [missing] of William Hubbald of moneys received and paid on account of the Train of Artillery fitted out towards the reducing of Ireland in 1689. Ibid., p. 173.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits on the Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards under Major General Cholmondley pursuant to your report of Nov. 24 last. Ibid., p. 175.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Huxtable as a boatman at Ilfracombe in Barnstaple port loco David Eames deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 267.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Fleetwood, merchant, for delivery of a seizure of 8 tons of wine part French and part Navarre, mixed together, seized at Bristol 20 month since in the pink Violet. Reference Book VIII, p. 51.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Samuell Hastings for a lease of several extra parochial tithes in Bedford Level, Bullingbrook [Bolingbroke] Level, Mr. Thomas's Level and Sir John Mounson's Level ; from which nothing has been answered to the Crown. Ibid., p. 53.
April 27. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 270l. 5s. 3d. to Col. William Matthews and Col. Jno. Shrimpton for so much expended by them for fire and candle for the additional guards kept by the First [Regiment] and Coldstream Regiment of Footguards at Kensington, the Tilt Yard and other places and for other Contingencies thereof from 1 April 1698 to 31 March 1699. This is to replace the royal warrant of 1699 Nov. 27 on which nothing has been paid and which is hereby superseded. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 26.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply 36,230l. 9s. 7½d. to Deficient Funds as follows, the said sum representing the receipts between March 30 last and April 27 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 2128l. 15s. 0d. from Duties on Windows ; 2284l. 7s. 0d. from Additional Impositions ; 57l. 14s. 1d. from New Salt Duty ; 1081l. 13s. 5d. from New Duty on Paper ; 7154l. 2s. 3½d. from New Customs ; 1239l. 3s. 8d. from Duties on Marriages &c. ; [2]2284l. 14s. 2d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be as follows :
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 27th April, 1703. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 44955 1 6 558 6
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 273318 9 3 3394 7
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 595161 7 9 7391 7 5
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 74565 13 4 926 0
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 134197 15 9 1666 12
Salt 1711500 0 0 821129 5 10197 13
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 70215 0 872 0 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 329500 0 0 4092 1 10½
Vellom and Parchment 224114 7 174606 17 2168 9
Marriages 648000 0 0 399669 2 0 4963 10
4871611 8 0 2917318 13 36230 9
Money Book XVI, p. 358.
Letter of direction for 5518l. 1s. 1¾d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, out of the Queen's share of Prizes : to be as in further part of 700,000l. for the 40,000 men in 1702 out of which tis intended that the clearings of all the said Forces to Dec. 25 last shall be satisfied according to the Establishment and Muster rolls. (William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to so apply same.) Disposition Book XVI, p. 197.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to prepare a warrant for allowing the particulars which you propose in your report on the accounts of the five Country Mints which were submitted to you and others for examination. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 172.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to make a perfect survey of the manor of Richmond so that the rents may be duly put in charge for the future. You are to inform my Lord Treasurer who have received these rents from the Revolution. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Adam Browne, son of John Browne, gunfounder to Charles II, for employment in the Customs. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. My Lord has read your report on the petition of Col. Mathews and Col. Shrimpton for payment of 270l. 5s. 3d. for fire and candle furnished by them for the several guards kept by their Regiments of Foot Guards in 1698. You are to prepare a new warrant [as above p. 249] and to cancel the warrant of 1699 Nov. 27 for payment thereof. Ibid., p. 173.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Naylor as a weighing porter London port loco William Jackson deceased.
John Smalman (who has long acted as a deputy Queen's waiter London port) as collector of Faversham loco Nicholas Matson deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 266, 267.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Charlott and Eliz. Mainwaring, daughters of Sir John Mainwaring deceased, one of the sureties of Morgan Whitley, concerning a mortgage assignment which they made in ease of their father ; their brother having paid 4600l. into the Exchequer which hath answered the [said Whitley's] debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 51.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor et al of the Receipt to cancel the tally for a reversionary annuity on the Excise being for 56l. paid by the Earl of Ranelagh 1698 Sept. 9 for the purchase of the reversion of an annuity of 14l. per an. for 99 years from the death of Samuel White of Horsham co. Sussex (who was subsequently found to have died before the said purchase) and in lieu thereof to levy a tally and draw an order for a like reversion on some living nominee. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 555.
Same by same to Auditor Harley to prepare for declaration Mr. Evelyn's account as one of the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded in the late Dutch war to wit from 20 March 1671-2 to 28 June 1675, there having been a re-hearing of the accountant's cravings and the Treasury Lords having thereupon thought fit to allow to the said accomptant a further 10s. a day additional making 30s. a day in all upon account of travelling charges.
Prefixing : note of said accountant's cravings amounting to 504l. 0s. 3d. being for salary, travelling charges and postage paid to John Strickland, messenger to said Commissioners and salary paid to Robert Cooper, clerk to said Commissioners. Ibid. XVIII, p. 2.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 22 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, for the use of the Council Chamber at Windsor 30 black chairs covered with black leather and a narrow gold galloon of the same fashion with those [chairs] in the Prince's lower lodgings at Windsor. Ibid., p. 3.
April 28. Money warrant for 403l. 1s. 3d. to Simon Harcourt Esq., Secondary in the Crown Office in the Court of Queen's Bench, 206l. 9s. 3d. thereof for his disbursements and salary from Hilary term 1702 to Hilary term 1703 ; 130l. for delivering out copies, subpœnas &c. without fees as Clerk of the Peace for the County of Middlesex for 65 Sessions between 1693-4 Feb. and 1702 April at 40s. each Session ; and 66l. 12s. 0d. for preparing the proceedings and attending the trials of the persons who designed to assassinate the late King. (Money order dated Aug. 2 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 402. Order Book VI, p. 33.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax for the present year : to be applied to the head of seamen's Wages. Disposition Book XVI, p. 198.
Same for 18,654l. 5s. 2d. to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] : out of same : to be applied for the Guards and Garrisons as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703
for 4 months' pay to the Field and Staff Officers from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1703 April 24 2972 9
for clearings of the Troops in England and pay of the several Garrisons 1702-3 Feb. 25 to April 24 13687 15
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 men in sea service.
for clearings to Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot from 24 Feb. last to 24 April inst. according to the Establishment and muster rolls, their offreckonings included 693 19 9
to the 5 Regiments of Foot in the West Indies ; ordered by royal warrant to be paid over to the Earl of Peterborough for medicines sent thither for their use at 60l. each 300
to the Regiment of Major-General Earle upon account of their subsistence and pay to make them equal to the Regiments now in the West Indies 1000
£18654 5 2
Ibid.
Letter of direction for 15,130l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household ; to be applied as follows :
for a quarter's salaries, pensions and stipends [of the Household] to Lady day last 10130
upon account for provisions and contingencies 5000
£15130
Disposition Book XVI, p. 199.
Same for 2000l. to Mr. Charles Fox : out of the Queen's share of prizes : for the pay of such Forces as shall be added to her Majesty's Army in the Low Countries within or for the year ending 1703 Dec. 24 : to wit on account of her Majesty's moiety of what shall be paid to the Regiments of Churchill and Portmore from the 16th inst. (to which day they are paid their subsistence here in England) to the 10th of June next. Ibid.
Same for 61,742l. 12s. 1¾d. to same out of the 100,000l. which the Bank of England lately agreed to advance : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
for subsistence of her Majesty's Troops and pay of the foreigners that compose the 40,000 men to act in conjunction with the Allies : to wit from 1703 May 14 to June 10 being 4 weeks 54964 8 0
to reimburse what has been paid by the Duke of Marlborough's order to the Danes and Prussians in advance for waggon money for this campaign ; which is allowed on the Establishment for this year 1778 4
for one quarter on the sum allowed on the Establishment for the General Officers and Contingent uses of the Army to June 24 next 5000
£61742 12
Ibid., p. 200.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges. My Lord has read the last certificate you sent to the Deputy Queen's Remembrancer pursuant to [the late] Treasurer Rochester's Instructions relating to accountants. He finds therein that the said Instructions dispense with your certifying such accountants as are Privy Councillors, Peers or Parliament men and that you have therefore omitted all such from your certificate. My Lord thinks it necessary that the said Instructions be altered, as he considers that the estates of such privy Councillors &c. are as liable to any debts [to the Crown] or supers as the estates of other persons. You and Auditor Harley are to prepare new Directions or Instructions to be now given relating to all accountants under your respective audits. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 174.
Same to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lady Essex Griffin praying some support until the incumbrances on Lord Griffin's estate in Braybrooke, settled upon her in jointure, shall be paid off :
and likewise the petition [missing] of Edward Locket praying divers payments out of the said estate. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pauncefort for an account what is due to Col. Seymour's Regiment to Xmas last for their clearings : and also the precise sum wanting to complete 36,191l. 10s. 0d. for the subsidy to the King of Denmark. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to prepare a draft commission for ascertaining and regulating the limits of the ports of Penryn and Truro, as by your report on the petition of the principal traders of Penryn who prayed that the collectors there and at Falmouth be at liberty to take entries anywhere in the harbour of Falmouth of any ships "as was the ancient liberty and privilege of the port." Ibid., p. 175.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Benjamin Fletcher and Col. Richard Ingoldesby and others in behalf of themselves and Officers of [the Companies in] New York. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance concerning the appraisement of the 26 iron guns and 4 brass guns &c. in the Santa Cruz and Borboncaro prize ships which the Victualling Commissioners have taken into the Queen's service. These guns &c. being taken in private ships are to be paid for according to the appraised value. Ibid., p. 176.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. You refused to pay the charge of condemnation of the prize Gracieuse man-of-war when the Receiver General for Prizes came to you to demand the Gunnage and poundage of the said ship. The Lord Treasurer thinks it reasonable that you should pay said charge. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Phil. Papillon as late Cashier of the Victualling to the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy, the Navy Commissioners being unable to examine his accounts being in a great hurry of business in fitting out the Fleet. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 554.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes to employ William Window as the Agent for such Prizes as shall be taken by Sir Cloudesley Shovell's squadron in their present expedition. Ibid., XVIII, p. 1.
April 30. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces in the Low Countries, to pay 3000l. to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop for the charge of transporting her Majesty's Forces from England to Holland since 24 Dec. 1702, the said sum having been advanced to Fox by the Bank of England on the Land Tax tallies and orders lately put into his hands. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 177.
Same to Mr. How and Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Brigadier Lloyd, Colonel of the Queen's Regiment of Dragoons : praying that the respits and stoppages on his Regiment may be granted him in order to [his meeting the cost of] the remounting of his Regiment and recruiting the horses lost in the expedition to Cadiz. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 178.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Roger Henley for the place of supervisor or riding officer in Kent or Sussex to prevent the export of wool. Reference Book VIII, p. 52.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to bring to London port all prize ships wherein goods of considerable value shall be taken, to be there sold to the best advantage. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 3.