Warrant Book
May 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: May 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 254-270. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84309 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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May 1703, 1-15

May 1. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respits amounting to 126l. 17s. 6d. from Major General Cholmondley's Troop of Grenadier Guards between 1701-2 Feb. 25 and 1702 June 24 occasioned by the quitting of several of the Grenadiers to serve in the Light Horse, whose places were filled before the said June 24 so that the Troop was complete the succeeding muster. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 30.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for a state of what is due to the 4 Companies at New York to Dec. 24 last. Why have they not been cleared to that time? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 175.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your report of March 22 last concerning the revenues of the several Plantations in America.
(1) As to the annual account of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in the Leeward Caribbee Islands (which the House of Commons by their address to the Queen desired to have laid before them) you are to prepare a state thereof for the first year [of the Queen's reign].
(2) As to the profits of the Casual Revenue in Barbados you are to acquaint my Lord whether Mr. Thomas, the Receiver thereof, has sent over the state thereof since his entrance on that office and whether he has paid the balance according to my Lord's direction of January [29] last [supra p. 121] or what prospect there is of his speedy compliance therewith.
(3) As to the accounts of the revenues in Jamaica, Virginia, Bermudas, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, of which the states were annexed to your said report, you are to prepare those accounts severally for declaration and for the future you are to lay before my Lord half yearly states of all the Plantation Revenues in general.
(4) From your said report it appears that the respective proprietors of New Jersey, West New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Castle, Lower Counties, Carolina, Hudson's Bay, Mount-Hope &c. are indebted to her Majesty for several years' rent reserved on their respective letters patents or grants of those Provinces. My Lord desires you to make such an authentic certificate thereof as may be proper to annex to a warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer for issuing process for recovery of said arrears. Ibid., p. 177. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 117-8.
Same to same to report on the enclosed two letters [missing] one from Secretary the Earl of Nottingham with an extract of some things necessary to be sent with the next convoy to Newfoundland ; the other from James Craggs with an extract of several things necessary for the defence and security of Newfoundland. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 177.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant for allowing as complete to 1702 August 24 the Foot Regiment of Robert, Lord Lucas in the same manner as the other 12 Regiments which were raised at the same time, to enable him to make his recruits : which allowance will require 1169l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 178.
Treasury reference to Mr. Ryley of the petition of Edward Progers for repairs at the 2 underkeepers' lodges in the Middle Park at Hampton Court and for the finishing of the lodge stable that hath been lately built so that his servants may be capable to lie therein as they did in the old one before it was pulled down. Reference Book VIII, p. 55.
Same to Mr. Nicholas of the petition of Mrs. Sarah Bridgman, relict of Gilbert Thornburgh, Gentleman of the Cellar to Charles II, and of Col. Bridgman, shewing that in consideration of the service of her 2 husbands she had an allowance of 26l. per an. payable by Mr. Nicholas all the time of the late King [William III] but is omitted from the present list [of the Queen's private pensions payable by Mr. Nicholas] : therefore praying to be reinserted with an addition. Ibid., p. 52.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. The Lord Treasurer takes note of the great fall at present in the revenues of Ireland and is informed that it is occasioned by frauds and clandestine practices between the merchants and subordinate officers of the revenue and also for want of a due comptroll on the collection thereof and the non-observance of the course of accounting in the Exchequer. You are to report hereon to my Lord and to propose remedies. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 280.
May 3. Confirmation by Treasurer Godolphin of the money warrant dormant of 1694 Dec. 18 for 328l. per an. out of the revenue of Wales to the Barons of the Exchequer, ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. X, p. 853. Money Book XII, p. 402.
Same of the same of same date for 2000l. per an. to Monsieur Auverquere ut ibid. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2000l. to Gregory King for the Commissioners of Public Accounts, for incidents to 25 March 1704. Cancelled and replaced by a warrant dated May 11 for 2500l. to same for the said Commissioners of Accounts). (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 325, 338. Order Book V, p. 467.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to issue 18,095l. 15s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh by tallies of pro on Malt &c. next after 210,394l. 19s. 8½d. already levied thereon : same being to complete 36,191l. 10s. 0d. for one year's subsidy to the King of Denmark to 1702 Xmas, old style. Money Book XVI, p. 326.
Letter of direction for 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works : to be paid over to Henry Wise for one quarter to the 1st inst. on his contract for keeping the Queen's Gardens. (William Lowndes to Thomas Lloyd, the said Paymaster, dated May 7 to so pay same.) Disposition Book XVI, p. 200.
William Lowndes to Samuell Burton to pay into the Receipt the several sums which you have received for rent or arrears of rent belonging to the Hospital in the Savoy. Ibid, p. 201.
Letter of direction for 11,744l. 10s. 0d. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List Funds : to clear the debt incurred [in that Office] since the Queen's accession as well for provisions furnished as for salaries and allowances. Ibid.
Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes : out of same : for secret service. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance enclosing an extract of an order in Council which referred to the Lord Treasurer a memorial from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations relating to the forts at New York, Albany, Schenectady, Canestigione and the Half Moon upon Hudson river. Please certify my Lord what has been already done towards the repair of these forts and what is necessary to be further done. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 178.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Kenyon, surviving executor and trustee and security of Luke Lloyd deceased, praying legal security for purchasers [of Lloyd's estates] to protect them from extents [at the hands of the Crown] and that Morgan Whitley may be enlarged in order to perfect his accounts. Reference Book VIII, p. 52.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Richard Marryot, surety of Hen. Marryot, his younger son, a receiver of Stamp Duties who is in arrear about 437l. 6s. 10d. which petitioner has reduced to 154l. 9s. 5d. for which an extent has been taken out against petitioner and his goods seized : and offering to assign a year's salary of 80l. which he received from the Queen Dowager, his co-security Henry Headly being able to pay the remainder. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Wolstenholme shewing that in 1693 in consideration of a considerable debt owing to his father from the Crown he was made Receiver of all Duties from the English Plantations in the port of London : that 2 merchants proved insolvent on their bonds in August last and petitioner was thereupon dismissed on pretence of not having done his duty in taking their bonds : therefore praying a hearing. Ibid.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] on several papers sent to the said Lord Treasurer by [Secretary] the Earl of Nottingham [being received by the Queen in Council] from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, relating to a boom for the harbour of St. John's in Newfoundland. "I humbly report that such a boom having been thought requisite upon building a fort in that harbour some years past, the same has for the last three years been represented to the late King and her present Majesty as absolutely necessary to be immediately fixt for securing that harbour. But nothing has been yet done therein by reason of a dispute between the officers of the Navy and the officers of Ordnance [as] to whom it should belong to provide and fix the said boom and appurtenances." Thereupon the Queen, upon a further report from the Board of Trade, directed the said Board to prepare a state of the charge and means for performing that service. The whole charge would be 233l. 16s. 0d. But this matter having been lately before your Lordship you were pleased to judge that the same did belong to the officers of the Ordnance who should make an estimate thereof, the officers of the Navy providing anchors and cables for floating the said boom, "for which I have prepared a report hereinclosed [as] from your Lordship to her Majesty as I was directed."
Appending : note of said charge.
charge of 25 men supposing them to be soldiers of the garrison, at 12d. per man ex[traordinary] per diem, allowing them to be 70 days in the work, though as they may find timber nearer or further from the shore they may be more or less time about it 87 10 0
carpenter's work in making the boom 15 0 0
hire of the shalloway or boat to bring the trees 30 0 0
extraordinary charges 20 0 0
the skiff to attend the boom on all occasions 6 0 0
further accompt 75 6 0
£233 16 0
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 100-1.
May 4. Money warrant for 250l. to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for 1703 Lady day on their annuities. Money Book XVI, p. 304. Disposition Book XVI, p. 207.
Same for 150l. to Sir Francis Windham for last Lady day quarter on his pension.
100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Ann Wyndham for same quarter on same.
1000l. to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch for same on same. Money Book XVI, pp. 337, 341. Disposition Book XVI, pp. 207.
Money warrant for the following for same quarter on their respective pensions or annuities : viz.
£ s. d.
Churchwardens of St. Michaels Cornhill for their poor 3 1 0
ditto of St. Magnus, London for their poor 5 6 2
ditto of St. Bottolphs for their poor 1 15 0
Dean and Chapter of Westminster for the French ministers in the Savoy 15 0 0
Provost and Fellows of Eton College 10 10 0
Vicar of the Tower of London 1 13 4
Dr. Sherlock, Master of the Temple 9 6 8
University of Cambridge for a preacher 2 10 0
ditto for a Divinity Lecturer 3 6 8
Dr. Green, Professor of Physic in Cambridge University 10 0 0
Dr. Thomas Ayloffe, Professor of Civil Law there 10 0 0
Master and Fellows of Emanuell College Cambridge 4 3 4
University of Oxford for a Divinity Lecturer 3 6 8
Dr. Thomas Boucher, Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford 10 0 0
Dr. Thomas Hoy, Professor of Physic there 10 0 0
Jane Browning on her pension 15 0 0
Churchwardens of St. John Baptist, Walbrook for their poor 1 18 4
Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield 3 15 0
Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 10 0
Robert Bertie for Mary Cock 10 0 0
Money Book XVI, p. 339. Disposition Book XVI, pp. 207, 208.
May 4.
May 5.
May 27.
June 16.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to order John Brewer to pay 5227l. 15s. 3¾d. into the Exchequer out of the Queen's share of Prizes.
the like for 2000l.
the like for 5707l. 6s. 6d.
the like for 17,889l. 3s. 8¾d.
Money Book XVI, p. 325.
May 4. Letter of direction for 5227l. 15s. 3¾d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the Queen's share of prizes : to be to complete 700,000l. appropriated for the 40,000 men for the year ended Xmas last : and is to be applied towards discharging a bill of exchange for 10,000l. drawn from Holland by the Deputy Paymaster General of the Forces Feb. 1 last new style on account of pay to the said Forces due before Dec. 25 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 201.
Same for 15,638l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Charles Fox : out of the 100,000l. lately agreed to be advanced by the Bank of England : to be applied for 2 months' offreckonings and clearings to her Majesty's subject Troops in the Low Countries from Dec. 25 last to Feb. 24 last. Ibid., p. 203.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to receive from the Bank of England the sum of 100,000l. [on security of the deposit of] tallies and orders part of the 200,000l. issued to you on Dec. 30th last out of loans made by yourself on the Land Tax granted for the present year : the said Bank having this day agreed to advance 100,000l. "on the said tallies and orders payable after 751,500l." The 100,000l. so to be received by you is to be applied to the course of the Navy. On your assignments of the said orders &c. you are to specify the dates of the advance of the money to the end the intermediate interest thereon (from the dates of the tallies to the time the money shall be actually advanced thereon) be saved to the public. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply said 100,000l. accordingly.) Ibid., pp. 206, 210.
Letter of direction for 1420l. 5s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of imprest money repaid by the [late] Treasurer of the Navy : to be paid over to Samuel Atkinson and Nicholas Roop upon account for discharging the debt incurred for transports in 1702 Dec. 25. Ibid., p. 211.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners. I have read to my Lord Treasurer yours of the 3rd inst. relative to the tallies on the Salt Act and the fourth 4s. Aid in your hands for the service of the Victualling. Send my Lord a particular which of the said tallies are better than par and of the discount of those which are worse than par. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 179.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to attend the Attorney General for his opinion on the letter from the Assessment Commissioners for the subsidy on the town of Nottingham. (A like letter to the Attorney General). Ibid., p. 180.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of Henry Wise for 117l. 10s. 6d. for work done last year in Hampton Court Garden, extraordinary to his contract.
Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Vanbrugh, Deputy Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of Robert Greenway, the late King's locksmith, praying payment of 1695l. due to him for locks and other white work now in her Majesty's houses ; he being under great necessities. Reference Book VIII, p. 53.
1702 [sic for 1703] May 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against James Herbert on his accounts as late Receiver General for Prizes. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 556.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Richard Austen of lands in Kent, parcel of the lands of Richard May outlaw : at the rent of 16s. 8d. and fine of 33s. 4d. Ibid.
May 5. Money warrant for 75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for 1703 Lady day quarter's salary as Housekeeper &c. of Kensington Palace. Money Book XVI, p. 324. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 20l. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year to Lady day last on his salary.
50l. to the trustees for the Poor Ministers in the Isle of Man for half a year to same date on their pension or annuity. Money Book XVI, p. 327. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Money warrant for 200l. to William Borrett upon account for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated May 11 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 327. Order Book V, p. 469. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for records of surplusage to pay the 15l. 5s. 8d. due to William Thacker upon his account as sheriff of Lichfield for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29 : same to be payable out of the debit resting on the account of William Helyar, sheriff of co. Somerset for the year [1700]. Money Book XVI, p. 327.
Money warrant for 15,650l. to the Trustees of Exchequer Bills (Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote and Henry Fermor) for the premium or reward of 3 per cent. to the respective subscribers to the present contract (which will determine June 16 next) for circulating 500,000l. of the said Bills. (Money order dated May 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 329. Order Book V, p. 470.
Same for 2000l. to the Commissioners of Trade (Visct. Weymouth, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Phillip Meadows, William Blathwayte, John Pollexfen, George Stepney, Mathew Prior and Robert Cecil) for last Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated May 7 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 330. Order Book V, p. 469. Disposition Book XV, p. 208.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to William Blathwayt, John Povey, Sir John Nicholas and Edward Southwell for last Lady day quarter's salaries as Clerks of the Privy Council Money Book XVI, p. 330. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple for same quarter as Secretary to the Commissioners of Trade, for himself and clerks. (Money order dated May 8 hereon). (Letter of direction May 5 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 330. Order Book V, p. 470. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 14l. 3s. 1½d. to Robert Weedon for the surplusage on his account as sheriff of Bucks, for the year ended 1701 Sept. 29. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 331. Order Book VI, p. 12.
Same for 101l. 17s. 9d. to Dr. Thomas Gill and Dr. William Dawes late Censors of the College of Physicians, being 81l. 17s. 9d. the amount for which they are set in super in the account of William Harbord, Paymaster of the Army in Ireland, for moneys received by them for buying medicines and drugs for the said army in 1689 ; and 20l. for the charges they have been at in passing their account. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 332. Order Book V, p. 467.
Same for 60l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieut. Govr. and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands, for 1703 Lady day quarter's salary. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 333. Order Book VI, p. 3. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 100l. to Henry Baker for half a year to 1703 Lady day on his salary as Solicitor to the Treasury. (Money order dated May 5 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 334. Order Book V, p. 466. Disposition Book XVI, p. 209.
Same for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, for same quarter's allowance over and above the ancient profits of his place. (Money order dated May 11 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 334b. Order Book V, p. 469. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 450l. to John, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby for last Lady day quarter as Lord Privy Seal. (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 345. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 50l. to Sir David Mitchell for same quarter as Gentleman Usher Black Rod. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 335. Order Book V, p. 471. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 34l. 10s. 0d. to the underkeepers of Richmond Park (viz. Theophilus Westwood, Edward Aldrich, Thomas Satchfeild bailiff, Henry Badger moletaker) for half-a-year to same date. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 336. Order Book VI, p. 1. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Same for 100l. to Anthony Rowe, Keeper of Hyde Park, for same time on his annuity for salaries of the underkeepers and gate attendant and for hay and beans for the deer. (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 336. Disposition Book XVI, p. 209.
Same for 125l. to Thomas Lane for 1703 Lady day quarter on his pension.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for same as same.
50l. to Amias Hext for half a year on same.
22l. 16s. 3d. to Richard Colinge and John Cox, the two Keepers of the Council Chamber for 1703 Lady day quarter's fee.
27l. 18s. 8d. to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer for half a year to same date on his salary.
625l. to James Gastigny for 1¼ years to Lady day last on his annuity or pension.
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley, Library Keeper, for 1703 Lady day quarter's salary.
30l. to John Fitch, Workmaster of the Ordnance for same.
33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor, Master or Keeper of the Tennis Courts for same.
13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones, Apothecary of the Household, for 1703 Lady day quarter's salary.
99l. 6s. 5d. to the officers of the Works, detailed, for same.
40l. to John Tucker, Keeper of the Paper Office, for same.
25l. 1s. 10½d. each for same quarter to Thomas Charnock, Samuell Powell, Reginald Ryley, Thomas Turst, Edmund Williamson, John Templer, Thomas Hutton and Benjamin Gregg, Serjeants at Arms.
43l. 19s. 7d. to the Duke of Marlborough as Master General of the Ordnance for same quarter's salary.
16l. 13s. 4d. to John Lord Granville, Lieutenant General of the Ordnance for same.
9l. 2s. 6d. to William Bridges, Surveyor General of the Ordnance for same.
13l. 13s. 9d. to James Lowther, storekeeper of the Ordnance for same.
10l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance for same.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Christopher Musgrave, Clerk of the Ordnance for same.
4l. 11s. 3d. to John Poultney, Clerk of the Deliveries of Ordnance for same.
3l. 16s. 0½d. to Thomas Gardner, Keeper of the Stores of small arms, for same.
25l. to Richard Le Bass, Marshal of the Ceremonies, for same quarter's salary.
10l. to William East, Clerk of the Estreats in the Court of Common Pleas, for half-a-year to same date.
2l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Marriott, Clerk of the Pleas in the Court of Exchequer, for same.
10l. to Arnold Squibb, Clerk of the Nitchells ; for same.
6l. 5s. 0d. to John Tayleur, First Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office : for 1¼ year to same date.
33l. 6s. 8d. to Charles Batteley, Second Secondary in same, for same time for the execution of all the originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer.
12l. 10s. 0d. to Paul Joddrell, Clerk of the House of Commons ; for same time.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford, Keeper of her Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket for last Lady day quarter's fees.
27l. 7s. 6d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, for same quarter's fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of New Park at Richmond.
24l. 3s. 4d. to John Cook, Clerk of Foreign Estreats in the Court of Exchequer, for same on his several fees detailed.
10l. to Walter Wallinger and Joseph Cranmer, the 2 Secondaries in the Office of the Pipe, for half a year to same date.
250l. to Montague, Earl of Abingdon, Constable of the Tower, for 1703 Lady day quarter's salary.
20l. to Richard Hill, Latin Secretary to her Majesty : for same.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same quarter on his pension.
25l. to John Rogers and his wife for same quarter on same.
25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for same on same.
33l. 6s. 8d. to Charles, Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse, for half-a-year to Lady day last on his fee of 100 marks per an.
39l. 2s. 3½d. to the Officers of the Revels for 1¼ years to same date on their respective salaries : to wit 12l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Killegrew, Master of the Revels ; 15l. 4s. 2d. to L'Estrange Symes, Comptroller of the Revels and 11l. 8s. 1½d. to Henry Harris, Yeoman of the Revels.
50l. to William, Duke of Devonshire, Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North, for half a year to Lady day last on his salary.
343l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for last Lady day quarter's fees as Master of the Hawks.
33l. 6s. 8d. to Brook Bridges for half a year to same date on his salary as an Auditor of Imprests.
16l. 13s. 4d. to the executors of Thomas Done for same to Xmas last as late on same. (Letter of direction dated Sept. 23 hereon).
48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston Esq., Knight Harbinger, for last Lady day quarter on his fees of 20 marks per an. and 10s. a day.
25l. each to Phillip Ryley and Thomas Hewett for half a year to same date as Surveyors General of Woods Trent South and Trent North respectively. (Letters of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, pp. 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 334, 334b, 335, 336, 342, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 352, 354, 355, 375, 392, 438. Disposition Book XVI, pp. 207, 208, 209, 268.
Money warrant for 20l. to [Henry] Nicholl, clerk, for his passage to one of her Majesty's counties next Pennsylvania in America whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated May 11 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 333. Order Book V, p. 452.
Letter of direction for 35,258l. 19s. 7d. to Mr. How Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the Subsidy for the present year to be applied as follows for the service of the Forces in England : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons.
for subsistence May 14 to July 8 next being 8 weeks at 2884l. 3s. 4d. per week 23073 6 8
for 182 days' pay to the 4 Companies at New York from Dec. 25 last to June 24 next at 19l. 8s. 8d. a day according to the establishment 3536 17 4
for fire and candle to the several Garrisons [in England] for 6 months Dec. 25 last to June 24 next 950
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service.
for subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment from the 14th inst. to July 8 next at 184l. 9s. 7d. per week 1475 16 8
to clear the offreckonings for clothing to the 5 Regiments in the West Indies from Dec. 25 last to April 24 last 3444 17 11
to 4 of the said Regiments upon account of subsistence and pay at 500l. each 2000
in further part of 5000l. for the support of the Invalids, out of loans on the Duty on Coals.
for the pay of the 4 Companies of Invalids from March 26 last (from which time they were reduced) to June 24 next 778 1 0
£35258 19 7
Disposition Book XVI, p. 202.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1000l. to Mr. Blathwaite out of the 1435l. tallies issued to you Feb. 25 last and the 1435l. tallies similarly issued to you March 19 last : and is to be for one year's additional allowance of 1000l. per an. as Secretary at War, to wit to Dec. 25 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 205.
Letter of direction for 750l. to the Earl of Nottingham to complete his 3000l. for secret service as Secretary of State.
500l. to Sir Charles Hedges to complete his 2000l. for the like. Ibid., p. 211.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your report of April 17 last on the petition of the wine merchants for delivery of their bonds without payment of interest thereon. Give my Lord your opinion what is fit to be done therein. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 179.
Same to same. The Queen has been moved in Council to employ in her service on the coast the ship La Fine taken from the French King. Will it be for the Queen's service to have this ship bought for the gunnage and tonnage and so employed? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Lord Admiral's Council the enclosed memorial from the Customs Commissioners touching wines, brandies, &c. brought into port by her Majesty's ships of war ; in order to prevent the prejudice to the revenue therefrom for the future. Ibid.
Same to John Needham. Several sums have been received by you or your deputy Jacob Balderston for rents of the Hospital in the Savoy. You are to pay same into the Exchequer to be reserved for such charitable uses as the Queen shall direct. Ibid., p. 180.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning your presentment of Charles Fitch as landwaiter at Bideford loco Thomas Bedford. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Marlborough, Master General of the Ordnance, to repay to the clerks &c. of the Ordnance their tax assessments for the years 1700, 1701 and 1702 : but it is the Queen's resolution that for the future no such allowance of tax shall be made. Ibid., p. 181.
William Lowndes to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills for an account of the remains in your hands of moneys issued to you at the Exchequer for defraying the charge of circulating Exchequer Bills ; and of the interest moneys received by you from time to time on the said Bills. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the Duke of Bolton and others, securities of Thomas Cobb, late Receiver General of the fourth 4s. Aid for Southampton, who died indebted 3366l. 12s. 5d. to the Crown, of which the petitioners have paid in 3067l. 5s. 0d. and are selling a house in Winchester belonging to said Cobb : therefore praying stay of process till next term. Reference Book VIII, p. 53.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Dutton Colt, late collector of Bristol port, shewing that in that station he received 70,878l. 7s. 6d. and brought same to the Exchequer, and did deliver to the Mint at Exeter so much hammered money as produced 47,290l. 7s. 0d. after all charges deducted ; and further remitted by post Exechequer Bills amounting to 55,320l. 17s. 0d. [so] that the same might be immediately made specie and has further lost 3166l. 10s. 5¾d. by the embezzlement of Daniell Ballard, his clerk and cashier, during petitioner's attendance in Parliament : therefore praying some recompense. Ibid., p. 54.
May 6. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1169l. 0s. 10d. to Lord Lucas for the pay of his Regiment to the 24th August 1702 over and above what has been already issued : in consideration of the extraordinary charge he and the other Officers of the said Regiment have been at in making their recruits and in the early completing and bringing the said Regiment upon duty and for their losses by desertions. The pay of the Staff Officers is hereby to commence from 1701-2 March 10 (the date of the commissions of the Captains and subalterns) and that of the non-commission officers from 1702 April 1 and the privates are to be allowed as complete as from April 20 : being the like allowances lately made to the Marines and other Regiments which were raised at the same time. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 34.
Letter of direction for 3120l. 6s. 4d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Subsidy of this year ; to be paid over in a gross sum to Walter Whitfield and to be applied for offreckonings and clearings to the Regiments of Fox, Villiers and Shannon, 8 Companies of Holt's Regiment and 7 Companies of Saunderson's Regiment from Feb. 25 last to April 24 last. "This payment will be placed to the head of [Navy] wages." (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so imprest same). Disposition Book XVI, pp. 203, 204.
William Lowndes to Sir Philip Boteler. I have received yours of the 1st inst. informing of a fraud committed in the collection of the Poll tax in Brenchley in 1702. The duplicates for the said borough have not been returned to the Remembrancer's Office. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 182.
Same to Sir William Robinson. I have read to my Lord yours of the 20th ult. concerning malt tickets offered to you on the purchasing of forfeited lands in Ireland "which [tickets] mention only 10l. to be paid to the owner at a farthing a day interest but are marked at bottom some with 20l. some with 100l. and some with 300l. and a certificate produced that such numbers are entitled to the prizes or chances so set down in figures." In answer thereto I enclose (a) infra which my Lord approves if you have no objection.
Appending : (a) report to the Lord Treasurer by Robert Crompton, the Paymaster of the said tickets, containing the method proposed by him for certifying the prizes to which the said tickets entitle the owner. No person has been with me for certificates for their Benefit Malt Tickets but such who had sent their tickets for [or into] Ireland ; and in that case the utmost service I could do was only to give a certificate that the ticket so numbered was entitled to such a benefit as therein expressed. Tis my opinion that the certificate ought to be expressed in words at length upon the ticket itself, signifying the value that the ticket entitles the proprietor to ; and at the same time a copy of such certificate should be sent to such person in Ireland as takes in the tickets. This was the method intended (on the first occasion) to be observed by me. "But if your Lordship thinks Sir William Robinson may not be safe in receiving the tickets already sent and tendered to him upon the security of the persons paying them in he or they must return the tickets to England whereupon I shall make such certificate as above expressed." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 280.
May 7. William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. On the 30th Dec. last there was issued to you 200,000l. out of loans made by yourself on the Land Tax. There remains in your hands 100,000l. undisposed "of the said tallies and orders." You are to take in loans from the public thereon at the highest premium you can get for the said tallies and orders but not less than 5s. per 100l. : "and it being intended that the intermediate interest incurred on the said orders for 100,000l. from the dates thereof to the time the money shall be actually advanced thereupon shall be saved to the public" you are to specify in the assignments to be made by you on the said orders the date on which the money shall be actually advanced. The said sum is to be applied as follows : viz.
£
in part of 41,255l. for a quarter to the Yards to Xmas last 25255
to the course of the Navy so far as it will extend 74744
"So soon as you have disposed of the said tallies and orders as aforesaid you are to pay into the Exchequer the sum that you shall have received by way of premium for the use of the public on the said tallies and orders." (Same to the Navy Commissioners apprising them of the above). Disposition Book XVI, pp. 206, 210.
Same to the Commissioners of the Victualling to deliver to Sir Stephen Evance the tallies and orders for 12,329l. 7s. 8d. on the Salt Duties and 20,300l. on the fourth 4s. Aid "the Lord Treasurer finding thereby that the best proposition made to you is for advancing the principal upon the said tallies at a par one with another ; and Sir Stephen Evance having this day proposed to his Lordship to take them all together at par and to allow 100l. more" [as premium on the whole]. The Treasurer of the Navy is to be charged in the front of his ledger with the interest grown due on said tallies &c. and with the said premium of 100l. Ibid., p. 207.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. Please attend my Lord Treasurer on Tuesday as to your memorial concerning your salaries. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 182.
Same to Mr. [Robert] Barker, Deputy [Queen's] Remembrancer. You misunderstood what the Lord Treasurer said to you the other day as to the Imprest Certificates. When you have received the Imprest Roll you are to proceed thereupon according to the duties of your office without further orders from his Lordship. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare an establishment for the four Companies of Invalids as now reduced. Ibid.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Francis Rainsford a Queen's waiter London port loco Thomas Hardwick surrendered. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 267.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph Boys (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port) as landwaiter at Hull loco Geo. Bromfleet deceased.
Charles Fitch as landwaiter at Bideford loco Thomas Bedford deceased.
John Saul as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Joseph Boys preferred as above.
Thomas Hardwick, a Queen's waiter London port, and Francis Rainsford, a landsurveyor ibid., to exchange places. Ibid., p. 268.
Same to same to admit Dean [Monteage] and John Monteage to pay by 10l. a quarter a debt of 434l. 4s. 6½d. for four Customs and impost wine bonds, for themselves and as surety for Simon Clement. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Mr. Pottinger for an allowance for his extraordinary pains in making out all supers upon accounts for the taxes yearly, for which he is at the charge of a clerk : and further praying to be restored to his house which was made use of for an office to circulate Exchequer Bills. Reference Book VIII, p. 53.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles, Duke of St. Albans for a further term in the logwood [Duty] farm. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Benjamin Bathurst praying a grant of certain lands in the Barony of Magihiny [Magunihy] late the jointure of Dame Sarah Maccartiemore deceased, and now forfeited to the Crown. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 281.
May 8. Money warrant for 50l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for last Lady day quarter on his fee or salary.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cottrell for same quarter as assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 333. Disposition Book XVI, p. 208.
Letter of direction for 104l. 2s. 6d. to the Paymaster of the Works : to be paid over to Anthony Vernatty for so much due for lamps set up in Westminster Hall and other places by order of the House of Commons for the accommodation of both Houses from 1702 Oct. 20 to 1702-3 Feb. 27. Disposition Book XVI, p. 214.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Edward Morse being a complaint against Francis Golling and Ralph Blackhall, late collectors in the Penny Post Office. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 183.
May 10. Establishment in the form of a royal warrant to the Commissioners for the affairs of Chelsea Hospital to pay the 4 Companies of Invalids belonging to the said Hospital in accordance with the reduction thereof per Company : viz. to 75 private men, 3 serjeants, 2 corporals and one drummer each, besides Commission Officers : total Establishment 2l. 2s. 9d. per Company per day or 3120l. 15s. 0d. per an. for all the 4 Companies. No vacancies by death or otherwise are to be filled without the approbation of the Captain General of the Forces. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 35.
May 11. Letter of direction for 300l. to the Paymaster of the Works : to be paid over to Signor Verrio in further part for painting the Great Stair Case at Hampton Court. Disposition Book XVI, p. 212.
Same for 3400l. to the Judges &c. as follows : out of Civil List funds : viz.
£
to the 12 Judges of England for Easter term 3000
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester for same term 125
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for last Lady day quarter on 100l. per an. each 275
£3400
Ibid., p. 213.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brewer for a state of all moneys received and paid by you to date on account of prizes. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 182.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to provide what is necessary for making the boom in [St. John's harbour,] Newfoundland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the collectors of Land Tax anno 1702 for Hampton Court touching 45l. 16s. 3d. assessed on the Queen's House and Park there. Ibid.
May 12. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bills, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Offices for respectively 1702 Xmas and 1703 Lady day quarters : totals 111l. 3s. 0d. and 80l. 7s. 9d. Money Book XVI, p. 344.
Money warrant for 45l. to George, Duke of Northumberland for last Lady day quarter on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle. Money Book XVI, p. 337.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 650l. to themselves and the officers under them for half a year 1702 Oct. 27 to 1703 April 27.
Appending : list of said Commissioners and their officers. Ibid., p. 340.
Confirmation by Treasurer Godolphin of a money order of 1701 Oct. 3 for payment to Philip Ryley for works in his Majesty's Parks : to wit as to 512l. 16s. 4d. remaining unpaid on the said order. Order Book V, pp. 309, 466.
Letter of direction for 3000l. as follows : out of Contributions on Annuities.
£
to Gregory King in part of 2500l. for incidents of the 7 Commissioners of accounts 1000
for last Lady quarter's salary to the 5 Commissioners of Accounts [sic for the Commissioners for Army Debts] 500
to Francis Lynn for incidents to the said [Army Debts] Commission 1500
£3000
Disposition Book XVI, p. 212.
Same for 3000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Subsidy for the year : and is to answer imprests and bills of exchange and to be charged to the head of Ordinary. Ibid., p. 213.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare an establishment for Chelsea Hospital according to the enclosed report [missing] from the Commissioners for said Hospital. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 183.
Same to Secretary Hedges to send to the Treasury extracts of all the treaties signed by Mr. Stanhope relating to the Additional Troops for the service of this year. Ibid., p. 184.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. There remains above 40,000l. in the hands of Mr. Brewer, Receiver General of Prizes. How does it happen that so considerable a sum is unpaid to the captors? You are to give all possible despatch to that part of the examinations relating to prizes taken by the Queen's ships which belongs to your Office. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shakerly. I have read to my Lord yours of the 19th ult. intimating that such of the Invalids lately belonging to Chester as were reduced from March 25 last who were present at the time of the making the said reducement are all paid off. If you have sufficient money left in your hands you are to similarly pay off the absents [absentees]. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Owen as Comptroller upon the warehouse keeper of the Warehouse within the port of London appointed for the reception of prohibited goods of the New East India Company loco Charles Mein who relinquished that appointment.
John Pratt (searcher of Berwick port) as surveyor ibid. loco William Selby lately deceased.
Bernard Berry as a tidesman at Bideford loco John Clarke who has relinquished. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 269.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Matthias Partis, Francis Partis, and John Woosley for leave to compound a surety debt of 2460l. Reference Book VIII, p. 53.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the account of the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills of the disbursements in their office for 2 years from 1701 April 29 to 1703 April 30 amounting to 502l. 13s. 3d. Reference Book VIII, p. 54.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Earl of Ranelagh on his army accounts to the 25 March 1699 : the same being now before the Auditors of Imprests. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 556.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver, and John Walter [Warters], Solicitor and Comptroller of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to deliver to Alexander Kenton et al. ut supra p. 239 the goods fished up out of the river of Vigo on payment of a moiety of the appraised value. Ibid. XVIII, p. 1.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to examine into the enclosed paper [missing] delivered to me by Thomas Knox importing a discovery of pernicious practices carried on in some parts of Ireland of exporting wool from thence to France. Please give orders for preventing so prejudicial a practice. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 282.
May 13. Money order for 140,000l. to Richard Taylor as imprest to pay the annuities, benefits and other payments under the Million Lottery : and is for one year to 1703 Sept. 29. Order Book VI, p. 2.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest a further 2000l. on account of Contingencies to the squadron which is to sail under Sir Cloudesly Shovell : out of the money that is advanced to the Treasurer of the Navy on the tallies and orders on this year's Land Tax, notwithstanding the late direction for applying same to the Course of the Navy. Disposition Book XVI, p. 213.
May 15 and 22. Royal letters patent constituting Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, to be one of the Principal Secretaries of State : being the office conferred upon him by Wm. III.
The like dated May 22 for Sir Charles Hedges. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 32.
May 15. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Thomas Randall for a noli prosequi as to the 900l. remainder of a verdict of 1900l. against him for uncustomed linens. Reference Book VIII, p. 54.