Warrant Book
May 1703, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: May 1703, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 270-288. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84310 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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May 1703, 16-31

May 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for passing to James Buller the lease warranted to Henry Stephens ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII, p. 320, the said Stephens being lately deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 411.
May 18. Letter of direction for 117l. 10s. 6d. to the Paymaster of the Works : to be paid over to Henry Wise for work done at Hampton Court Gardens exclusive of his contract. Disposition Book XVI, p. 214.
Same for 495l. 13s. 4d. to Lord Edward Russell, late Treasurer of the Chamber ; to be paid over to Robert Greenway for locks furnished for the late King. Ibid., p. 215.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare the establishment for Chelsea Hospital in such a way that the salary of the Governor commences from the date of his commission and all the new or additional allowances to take place from that time ; and the rest of the salaries and allowances [are to commence as] from Xmas last. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 184.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt enclosing the Navy Commissioners' report [missing] on your account of interest received by the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy, on orders [and tallies &c.]. Ibid., p. 185.
Same to the Governors of Chelsea Hospital for an account what land has been bought from Lord Cheyne for the use of Chelsea College. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the collectors of Taxes for Hampton Court concerning the assessment on her Majesty's gardens there. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Bridges to prepare the account of Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the 6 Marine Regiments, as per the enclosed state [missing] : total charge 62773l. 18s. 0d. Ibid., p. 186.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Allen Garrard, surety for one Murry late collector of Excise ; praying discharge from imprisonment. Reference Book VIII, p. 54.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Cook, et al, merchants, for discharge of the interest on their Customs bonds for tobacco imported at Stockton. Ibid.
Same to William Borret [the Treasury Solicitor] of the petition of John Jones shewing that he seized 3 persons in Romney Marsh that came from St. Vallerys [Saint-Valery] in France with special papers about them, who have been conveyed with the papers to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretary of State : therefore praying the Proclamation award of 40l. per person [arrested] coming from France. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Richard Cobb (Coobb) one of the sureties of Thomas Cobb [late Receiver General for co. Southampton and the Isle of Wight] of the fourth 4s. Aid shewing that he has paid in equal proportion to the Duke of Bolton, Mr. Bishop and Mr. Burrard, and praying the like supersedeas [as has been granted to them]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Creagh, of London merchant, shewing that Charles Stisted and Nathaniell Senior exhibited informations against him in the Exchequer in the name of Thomas Bellamy and others for French wines consigned to him and that he paid Stisted and Senior 360l. in in order to be discharged of the penalty but they omitted to discharge him and the Attorney General exhibited an information in the Exchequer for the said offence whereupon he gave bond to the late King to pay 4l. per tun for the Duty of those wines, which amounts to near 600l. : therefore prays that the said Stisted's and Senior's debt may be accepted in part satisfaction thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 55.
Same to Dr. Davenant of the petition of John Walker gent, shewing that he served under his father who was appointed to be Secretary to the Commissioners for treating for an Union between England and Scotland in 1697 ; that he has delivered up the Minute Books, Books and papers relating thereto to the present Secretary : therefore praying some consideration. Ibid., p. 56.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant dated May 15 from the Earl of Jersey as Lord Chamberlain of the Household to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the cleaning and mending of 8 pieces of tapestry called the 'Suite of Tobias,' to be made use of in her Majesty's apartments at St. James's. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 3.
May 19. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to grant 100 loads of timber out of Whittlewood Forest and 225l. in money to be raised out of another 100 loads of timber towards the rebuilding of the Church of the parish of All Saints in Oxford : on the petition of the inhabitants of the said parish "towards completing the roof and other uses of their church which lately fell down." Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 33.
Same to same for a same for the payment out of the Tenths of the Clergy of the Diocese of York of 30l. per an. to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, to be paid over as follows viz. 5l. each to 4 verderers and [the] clerk of Sherwood Forest and the woodward there in lieu of a tree claimed by each of them annually as a fee : being in place of a privy seal of Wm. III. of about 1696 Dec. 31. Ibid., p. 149.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 400l. per an. to William Carpenter from Lady day last [as] late one of the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy : during pleasure or until he be otherwise provided for : same to be reckoned as part of the 2500l. per an. which is disposeable by the Queen out of the rights and perquisites of the Admiralty. Ibid., p. 36.
Same to Francis Nicholson Esq., Lieutenant and General Governor of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to pay 100l. per an. to James Blair (out of the quit rents of Virginia) as Commissary there of the Bishop of London : being the like payment authorised by Wm. III. which by reason of the said King's demise cannot be paid without particular direction as herein. Ibid., p. 36. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 104.
Same to Cha. Godfrey, Master and Treasurer of the Jewel Office, forthwith to demand and receive back the gilt and white plate as in the schedule below and in case of non-return thereof by June 24 next to take such methods for the recovery thereof as the law allows : and further to employ the like care and diligence in the case of all plate similarly delivered out of the Jewel Office since the Queen's accession and so likewise for the future.
Appending : schedule of plate delivered out of said Office by indenture of the dates stated below to Ambassadors, Officers of State &c. as follows :
oz. (gilt and white)
Lord Montague as Ambassador to France : indenture dated 5 Feb. 1668-9 6959
Earl of Carlisle as Ambassador to Sweden : indenture dated 24 April 1669 3387
Sir Joseph Williamson as a Secretary of State : indenture dated 17 June 1675 2433
Earl of Feversham as Lord Chamberlain to the Queen [Katharine of Braganza] : indenture dated 20 Oct. 1681 1008
Earl of Bath [as] from Bedchamber and Backstairs at death of Charles II : indenture dated 12 Feb. 1684-5 4151
Earl of Mulgrave as Lord Chamberlain to Charles [sic for James] II : indenture dated 20 March 1685-6 1160
Lord Dartmouth as Master of the Horse : indenture dated 20 Aug. 1685 1011
Earl of Peterborough as Groom of the Stole to Charles [sic for James] II : indenture dated 26 April 1686 1065
Countess of Peterborough as same to the Queen : indenture dated 27 April 1686 1009
Lord Waldegrave as Comptroller of the Household : indenture dated 28 June 1687 462
Earl of Yarmouth as his Majesty's Treasurer [Treasurer of the Household to James II] indenture dated 18 July 1687 1071
Lord Dartmouth as Admiral : indenture dated 1 Oct. 1688 929
Thomas Wharton Esq. as Comptroller of the Household : indenture dated 24 Oct. 1689 1105
Earl of Nottingham as Secretary of State : indenture dated 18 Dec. 1689 1015
Lord Auverquerque as Master of the Horse : indenture dated 29 Jan. 1689-90 1077
Earl of Dorset as Lord Chamberlain : indenture dated 14 April 1690 1126
Lord Orford when Admiral [14 April 1690?] 728
Mr. Prior as Secretary to the Plenipotentiaries [for the Peace] : indenture dated 5 May 1697 320
Earl of Manchester as Ambassador to Venice : indenture dated 5 Oct. 1697 6740
Earl of Sunderland as Lord Chamberlain : indenture dated 18 Oct. 1697 1247
Earl of Manchester as Ambassador to France : indenture dated 30 June 1699 1376
Mr. Stanyan as Secretary to the Ambassador in France ; indenture dated 30 June 1699 311
ounces
Sir Thomas Littleton as Speaker of the House of Commons : indenture dated 10 Oct. 1699 3983
Earl of Marlborough as Ambassador to the States General : indenture dated 3 Sept. 1701 7540
Mr. Kien as Closet Keeper to the late King 949
Earl of Marlborough out [of] the late King's plate in the [Jewel] Office 7351
Robert Harley as Speaker of the House of Commons 3998
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 37.
Royal warrant to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to imprest 200l. (out of moneys of the said Rights and Perquisites) to John Warters who by Prince George of Denmark, Lord High Admiral, is appointed Solicitor for the affairs of the Admiralty : to be as imprest for defraying law suits and other charges of his office. Ibid., p. 39.
Same to Richard Crawley, Receiver of Salvage money and other Droits and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay (out of the money adjudged to be paid for the salvage of the Dutch ship Juffrow Hellena a very large ship richly laden from Curaçao for Amsterdam and taken by Sir Thomas Hardy, Commander of the Queen's ship Pembroke, after she had been 28 hours in possession of the enemy, which salvage is a perquisite of Admiralty and in the Queen's disposal by virtue of a deed signed by Prince George of Denmark July 27 last) the sum of 688l. 6s. 0½d. to the said Hardy representing five-eighths of the said salvage for the share of him, his Officers and ship's Company, which the Queen is graciously pleased to allow. Ibid., pp. 39-40.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to John, Visct. Fitzhardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of his Office. (Privy seal hereon dated May 31 hereon). Ibid., p. 40.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Peter Hume without account to be paid over to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, and Awnsham Churchill Esq., bookseller, at times and in proportions mentioned in an agreement dated April 10 last for transcribing a volume of Leagues and Treaties extracted from ancient records by the said Rymer and printing 250 volumes thereof. (Money warrant dated May 27 hereon). (Money order dated May 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 28 for 300l. in part hereof). Ibid., p. 41. Order Book VI, p. 1. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Same for 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas to be distributed as to 3000l. to poor distressed French ministers in England and as to 12,000l. to poor distressed French Protestants : to be distributed in accordance with the directions of the Archbishop of Canterbury et al. detailed. (Money warrant dated May 27 hereon). (Money order dated May 22 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 41. Order Book VI, p. 2. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to pay 112l. 10s. 0d. to Sampson Shelton Broughton, Attorney General of New York, for three quarters to 1702 June 24 on the salary granted to him by William III. (Money warrant dated May 26 hereon). (Money order dated June 2 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 28 for 75l. hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 42. Money Book X VI, p. 349. Order Book VI, p. 8. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Royal sign manual for 1250l. to James Graham as royal bounty : to be satisfied by levying tallies on him for the like sum for which he stands charged for moneys imprested to him in the reign of James II upon account for Healing Medals. (Money warrant dated May 26 hereon). (Money order dated June 2 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 42. Money Book XVI, p. 349. Order Book VI, p. 65.
Same for 3000l. to Anne Clopton, lately Anne Smith one of the Maids of Honour, as royal bounty for her marriage portion. (Money warrant dated May 26 hereon). (Money order dated June 2 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 43. Money Book XVI, p. 349. Order Book VI, p. 8. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Same for 600l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 26 hereon). (Money order dated May 31 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 43. Money Book XVI, p. 349. Order Book VI, p. 8.
Same for 50l. to the Countess Dowager of Marlborough and 30l. to Henry Sankey gent as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 27 [sic? for May 21] hereon). (Money order dated May 22 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 43. Order Book V, p. 471. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated June 3 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 31). (Money order dated June 4 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 45. Money Book XVI, p. 351. Order Book VI, p. 9.
Same to the Lord Treasurer for payment of 1212l. 17s. 0d. to Edward Wilcox gent for works performed in sundry of the royal parks and forests and for building a house for the Stud Master at Hampton Court, to wit to 1702 Sept. 29 : to be paid out of moneys arising by wood sales in Dean Forest. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated May 26 to Phillip Ryley Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay same out of such moneys). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 51. Money Book XVI, p. 350.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General for co. Devon of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages to pay the salary of 70l. per an. to John Cooper as Surveyor of said Duties : as from 1703 Lady day.
The like to same for co. Bedford to pay the salary of 60l. per an. to Richard Potts as a same (in the margin : cancelled). Money Book XVI, p. 224.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay interest at 5 per cent. on divers tallies levied on the Surplus of the Malt Duties as by the Act [1 Anne c. 6] of last Session amounting to 228,490l. 14s. 8½d. See infra p. 135 under date July 13.
Followed by : list of tallies levied on the Surplusage of the Malt Duties for which no interest is [sic for was at the time of levying the same] to be paid or allowed.
£ s. d.
tallies levied 1702 Nov. 23 for Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, for land service of the Ordnance 3000
ditto levied 1702 Dec. 15 for the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence of the Forces in Holland before 1702 Dec. 25 39931 10
ditto levied on the 23 March last in part of 11,299l. 15s. 7½d. levied that day, intended for one year's additional salary to William Blathwayt as Secretary of War, due before the 25th Dec. 1702, which tallies are No. 422 and 423 1000
Money Book XVI, p. 341.
Same dormant by same to the Auditor of the Crown Revenue of Wales and to the respective Receivers thereof to pay to the four Barons of the Exchequer out of the said revenues the respective yearly fees and allowances of 95l. 6s. 8d. to the Lord Chief Baron, 90l. 3s. 4d. to the second Baron, 76l. to the third Baron, 66l. 10s. 0d. to the Fourth Baron. Ibid., p. 342.
Warrant by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills 165l. 4s. 9½d. for fees and taxes on the salaries of clerks under them who have been dismissed and whose salaries were for the most part at or under 60l. per an. which moneys were not allowed by the Auditors on the said Trustees' account of contingencies 1699 April 28 to 1701 April 29 but have proved not recoverable by the Trustees.
Appending : list of said officers so dismissed and of the fees and taxes so charged on them. Ibid., p. 343.
Money warrant for 100l. each to the Earl of Nottingham and Sir Charles Hedges for one year to Lady day last on their patent fee as Secretaries of State. Ibid., p. 392.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox. On your memorial of the 18th inst. the Lord Treasurer has directed that the 40,000l. remaining in your hands in tallies on the Malt surplus (in lieu of so much which you advanced for the present service of the Forces in the Low Countries and which you are now about to receive again [or be repaid] upon the said tallies without interest) and the further sum of 5999l. 5s. 10¼d. remaining of the 100,000l. which the Bank lately agreed to advance on Land Tax tallies and orders in your hands, be applied as follows : viz.
for 2 months' clearings to her Majesty's subject Troops (part of 40,000 men) in the Low Countries to April 24 last 15003 14 0
towards 54,747l. 6s. 8d. for a month's pay to the foreign troops (part of 40,000 men) and for a month's subsistence for the subject Forces (residue of said 40,000 men) from 11 June to 8 July next 30995 11 10¼
£45999 5 10¼
Disposition Book XVI, p. 215.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Montague [Master of the Great Wardrobe]. Several warrants are presented to the Lord Treasurer for the provision of goods out of the Great Wardrobe but no estimates are brought therewith. Henceforth you are to transmit such estimates with such warrants. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 185.
Same to Mr. Burchett [Secretary of the Admiralty]. The Lord Treasurer has directed William Goslin, one of the Principal Commissioners for Prizes, to go along with Sir Cloudesly Shovell's squadron in the intended Expedition, to take care of such prizes as may be taken by same. Please desire the Lord High Admiral's Council to order entertainment for him, his clerk and 2 servants on board a proper ship in said squadron and to appoint a boat to attend him as often as he shall desire same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Lord Lieutenant to pay the levy money of the 2 Regiments to be raised in Ireland : being 2152l. at 40s. a man. Ibid., p. 186.
Same to Mr. Twitty and Mr. Clayton to report on the enclosed account [missing] by Lionell Herne of his transactions and disbursements in the cancelling of Exchequer Bills pursuant to several Acts of Parliament. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Cardonell. The Lord Treasurer has ordered the removal of the respits for the year 1702 on Col. Lloyd's Regiment of Dragoons, being 599l. 8s. 3d. in all, in consideration of the loss of their horses in the late Expeditions to Cadiz and Vigo. As to the respits of this year the Lord Treasurer thinks not fit to give order as there is a power in that behalf lodged in the Commander in Chief. (Same to William Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the said respits detailed). Ibid., pp. 187, 188.
Same to Mr. Chetwind to deliver forthwith to the Auditor of Wales the several Mint tickets and other vouchers remaining in your hands which belong to Mr. Morgan Whitley's account. Ibid., p. 187.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] of the Principal Officers of the Ordnance concerning the allowance of the Master General of the Ordnance during the time "they" executed that Office. Ibid., p. 187.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sus. Parker, widow of John Parker, late Consul and Agent to the Packet Boats at Coruña. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 188.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin appointing George Selby to be searcher of Berwick port loco John Pratt preferred to be surveyor thereof. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 269.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Frankland (a tidesurveyor at Liverpool) as a landwaiter at Whitby loco John Browne who has relinquished.
John Jones as a tidesman, London port loco William Speare deceased. Ibid., p. 270.
For Treasurer Godolphin's power to John Parkhurst to act alone under the patent of 1702 July 10 for suing and recovering arrears of prizes see Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII, p. 296 ; his fellow Commissioner John Paschall having withdrawn himself. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 380.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties of William Fazakerley as Receiver of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for the cities of London and Westminster, the County of Middlesex and Inns of Court and Chancery within the same. Ibid., p. 457.
Commission by same to John Cowper to be Surveyor of said Duties loco Jonathan Pyrke.
Phillip Potts as same loco John Goodall. Ibid., p. 465.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against John Hunton, one of the sureties of Augustin Briggs late Receiver of Taxes for part of Norfolk, all Hunton's estate having been seized and he having absconded and having nothing to subsist himself and family. Ibid. XVIII, p. 4.
Same by same to the Agents for Taxes to deliver up to Charlotte and Eliz. Manwaring, daughters of Sir John Manwaring, the papers and other writings in the custody of Mr. Ireton relating to a mortgage of lands in co. Flint, their intention of assigning same to the Crown for the liberation of their father's person becoming void by his death. Ibid., p. 5.
Same by same to Auditor Harley to prepare for declaration the account of Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, for repairs in several parks (Hyde Park, Hampton Court House Park, New Park and Jockey Park) and enclosures in New Forest from 1699—1700 Feb. 20 to 1701 Oct. 18.
Prefixing : detailed state of said account : total charge 2256l. 17s. 3d. including : in the Jockey Park : building 2 new Lodges at the ends of the Great Avenue ; and a new brick bridge over the river 12 foot wide for carting : in the House Park at Hampton Court the additional building to the Studd Stable 40 foot long and 12 foot wide ; laying the meadows where the trees are planted (below the new Bowling Green) open to the Park and making a fence of 56 rod of paling ; and 1930 foot of palisadoe paling 3½ foot high and 3 times painted in oil to be fixed to the espalive by the new Farras Close) ; for making the following enclosures in New Forest viz.
£ s. d.
Puckpitt (77 acres) 123 8
Long-beech Hill and Birching-hatt (176 acres) 196 17 11¾
Burleigh Sandys (122 acres) 195 6 10
Rewe (92 acres) 164 10 3
Salisbury Trench (100 acres) 148 14
Prior's Acre South Trent (135 acres) 185 14
Woodfidley and Ashton Hill (294 acres) 271 16 7
Mr. White for his assistance to Capt. Studd 0 8 10
gates, &c., to the enclosures 66 19 4
£1361 17 11¾
repairing the damage done by the winds in Hyde Park and the House Park at Hampton Court 169
repairs, detailed, done in New Park, by estimate : 133 5 3
works, detailed, done in Jockey Park and the House Park at Hampton Court 356 8 0
£2018 11
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 6-9.
May 20. Royal warrant dormant to the Lord Chamberlain of the Household to make allowances, detailed, to officers and servants of the Household abovestairs, detailed, who have been or shall be appointed to attend the royal person on the royal journeys, progresses and removes to wit for their travelling charges : and when the Court is to remove a list is to be made of the servants abovestairs necessary therefor and no more than those that do attend are to be paid the said allowances : further no travelling charges exceeding a week are to be made when the Court shall be at Hampton Court or Windsor for any long time.
Prefixing : schedule of said allowances.
s. d.
a Physician 15 0 a day
a Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber 10 0
a Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter 10 0
a Corporal of the Yeomen of the Guard 10 0
the Queen's Apothecary 7 6
the Queen's Surgeon 7 6
the Master of the Music 5 0
a Groom of the Privy Chamber 4 0
a Quarter Waiter 4 0
a Page of the Backstairs 3 0
a Musician 3 0
a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal 3 0
a Yeoman of any Office except the Yeomen of the Guard 3 0
a Page of the Presence, Groom of the Chamber or any office of that degree 2 6
a cupbearer, carver or sewer 10 0
a Child of the Chapel Royal 2 0
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 38, 44.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to send estimates along with all warrants for repairs and alterations in the future to be made at Whitehall, St. James's and Windsor and elsewhere. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 187.
Same to Mr. Fox. If Sir Henry Furnese or any others will advance the 39,931l. 10s. 0½d. on the tallies in your hands struck on the surplus of the Malt Duties the Lord Treasurer will allow them 5 per cent. interest. Ibid., p. 192.
May 22. For the patent appointing Sir Charles Hedges to be Secretary of State see supra p. 270. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 32.
May 24. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] of the County Palatine of Chester with Mr. Borrett's report [missing] thereon touching 3000 marks due to the Queen from the inhabitants of the said County Palatine. Ibid., p. 188.
Indenture of contract between Treasurer Godolphin and the Subscribers herein (being the 10th contract) for circulating Exchequer Bills to the extent of 1,200,000l. : in accordance with the Act for making good the Deficiency of several Funds [8-9 Wm. III, c. 20] and the Act lately passed granting a further Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage and an Additional Land Tax [8-9 Wm. III, c. 6] and also with the Act for renewing Bills of Credit [12 Wm. III, c. 1] : the subscribers to pay their subscriptions by instalments of one fifth to Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote and Henry Fermor, Trustees in this behalf, at such times as the Lord Treasurer shall require. [The subscribers' names are not underwritten]. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 33-39.
William Blath[wayt] dated from Whitehall to the Comptroller of the Customs. In pursuance of my Lord Treasurer's instructions to me as Auditor of the Revenue of Four-and-a-Half per cent. in Barbados and the Leeward Islands I am to desire from you an accompt of the produce of the said revenue in each of those Governments for the year 1701 and 1702, or of so much as has been remitted to the Custom House in England and to the present for those years, "whereby I may be enabled to comply with the late Address of the House of Commons for laying before them an annual accompt of that Duty." Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 103.
May 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply 123,308l. 17s. 8d. to Deficient Funds as follows : the said sum representing the receipts between April 23 last and May 25 inst. on branches of the revenue as follows viz. 11,390l. 14s. 8d. from Duty on Windows ; 4298l. 3s. 5d. from Additional Impositions ; nil from Additional Duties on Salt ; 3991l. 13s. 2d. from new Duty on Paper Continued ; 38,215l. 19s. 10d. from New Customs, 2080l. 7s. 6d. from Marriages ; 63,331l. 8s. 5d. from Continued Impositions ; the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 25th May, 1703. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 44955 1 6 1407 18
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 271118 9 3 10311 5
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 591161 7 9 23213 8 6
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 73765 13 4 2259 14 5
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 132947 15 9 5402 14
Salt 1711500 0 0 803129 5 43321 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 69615 0 4049 17 6
Additional Impositions 445117 7 4 328000 0 0 11268 4
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 173906 17 5672 14 5
Marriages 648000 0 0 397769 13 16401 19 11½
4871611 8 0 2886368 13 123308 17 8
Money Book XVI, p. 347.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. In your letter of the 7th inst. to the Lord Treasurer you desired the issue of 5000l. for imprests and bills of exchange. On the 12th inst. 3000l. thereof was accordingly directed for the [Navy] Ordinary. My Lord now directs the remaining 2000l. to be issued for imprests and bills of exchange and to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear : to be supplied out of the money that is advanced to the Treasurer of the Navy on this year's Land Tax ; all notwithstanding the former direction for the application of same to the course of the Navy. Disposition Book XVI, p. 216.
Same to Mr. Fox. "The Lord Treasurer is informed that the tallies and orders in your hands for 100,000l. on this year's Land Tax payable after 1,186,528l. [charged thereon] may now be disposed of for some advantage to the public." You are to receive from any persons that will advance the same so much as you have occasion for from time to time, according to directions from the Lord Treasurer, at the highest premium you can get from such persons. Out of the moneys to be so advanced you are to apply 23,751l. 14s. 9¾d. to complete the 54,747l. 17s. 8d. for a month's pay and subsistence respectively of the 40,000 men in the Low Countries to the 8th July next. Ibid., pp. 209, 219.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes. The Lord Treasurer has read a letter from the Honble. George Churchill concerning the bringing about a French East India ship taken by the Queen's ship Medway. Please apply to the Admiralty for the necessary orders for bringing her about. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 189.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission under the great seal to enquire whether the Duchess of Mazarin was an alien and whether the lease of her house in St. James's was in trust for her, her executors &c. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Shakerley. In reply to yours of the 17th inst. the Lord Treasurer agrees that your agent here is to pay only such of the men reduced out of the Company of Invalids at Chester as shall appear in person. You may allow 5l. to Mr. Adams for his assistance in stating and paying the debts there. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 189.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] of masons' work proposed in her Majesty's Gardens at Kensington : total 1402l. 7s. 2d. Ibid.
Same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to present an additional clerk [for my Lord's approval for employment] in the Office of Secretary for Prizes at 100l. per an. by reason the business of that Office is so considerably increased. Ibid., p. 191.
Same to the Navy Treasurer enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from Sir Cloudesley Shovell relating to the 2000l. lately ordered for contingencies for his squadron. What care has been taken about paying the money? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite returning the Surveyor General's report and your own report on Visct. Cornbury's petition concerning mines and minerals at [in] New York. You are to make a better and more particular description of the premises. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Twitty to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Samuell Edwin Esq., Usher of the Receipt, praying payment of 458l. 19s. 5¼d. due on 2 orders for necessaries furnished for the Million Office and Malt Lottery Office. Out of what moneys have these necessaries been hitherto paid? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh enclosing Sir Christopher Wren's memorial [missing] touching the scavage of Whitehall and the public paving before it. You are to enquire what allowances were made to the Housekeeper and Underhousekeeper of Whitehall in the time of Charles II and since and the particular services for which they were granted. Ibid., p. 194.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John How to pay 300l. to — D'La Villiere for himself and 2 other French officers for services relating to the war. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Renshaw for a quayman's place, he having attended at the Custom House quay for over 3 years. Reference Book VIII, p. 57.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 1100l. each to Col. Thomas Pierce and Col. Richard Gorge, the colonels of the 2 Regiments which are ordered to be forthwith raised in Ireland, being 40s. per man for levy money for each private. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 282.
W[illiam] B[lathwayt] dated from Whitehall, to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt. In pursuance of my Lord Treasurer's directions I pray you to order an accompt to be given me of all the moneys brought into the Exchequer up to the present for the years 1701 and 1702 from the Duty of Four-and-a-Half per cent. arising in Barbados and the Leeward Islands, and when and to what uses [the same has been] issued. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 104.
May 26. Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Walker, Housekeeper of the Queen's Palace at Newmarket, for 3 quarters to Lady day last, the renewal of his patent not having passed until April last through the negligence of his agent. (Letter of direction dated May 28 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 348. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Same for 552l. 11s. 0d. for the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for tallies of loan and other tallies levied and stricken by them for the service of the Crown without fees from Michaelmas 1702 to Lady day 1703. (Money order dated June 1 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 28 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 351. Order Book VI, p. 9. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Same for 150l. 7s. 6d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith gent, Deputy Chamberlains for joining Tallies in the Court of the Exchequer, for their pains in joining 11,867 tallies of loan and 163 tallies upon the purchase of annuities, to wit for the above period. (Money order dated June 5 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 28 hereon). (Money Book XVI, p. 351. Order Book VI, p. 9. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for a short state or extract of the affair of the composition [made with the fraudulent importers] of the Saint Sebastian wines. (The like letter to the Customs Cashier and to Mr. Hosier). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 190.
Same to Mr. Tailer for a state of the account of the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall and of what money remains in his hands. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bridges to prepare a state of the revenue of Wine Licences for the year ended Dec. 25 last as by the enclosed book thereof [missing]. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Peirson (who has well behaved himself in various capacities in the Customs and lastly as Collector of Whitehaven) as Collector of Plymouth loco Thomas Swanton lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 270.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Edward Taylor, a drover, shewing that he returned money for Mr. Morgan Whitley, late Receiver of Taxes [for Chester and North Wales] and being in the said Receiver's debt he sold his estate of 50l. [per an.] to one Lloyd in trust for the said Receiver but petitioner's estate is seized and he turned out of all : therefore praying compensation, he having discovered the "said practice" of Whitley. Reference Book VIII, p. 55.
Report to the Queen by Treasurer Godolphin on the petition of Hugh Speke. His allegations are true. He has been a great sufferer and there was 5000l. paid into the Exchequer of Charles II for the pardon of him and others though the 2 fines of the petitioner and his father were but 2327l. 6s. 8d. together and there was no prosecution against any of the 3 other persons Mary Speke, John Speke and Mary Jennings : so that there was an overpayment of 2672l. 13s. 4d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 5.
Warrant by same to the Stamps Commissioners to stay process against Richard Marryot, as surety of his son and on terms ut supra p. 256.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on Marryot's petition.
Ibid., p. 10.
May 27. Money warrant for 100l. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for extraordinary service in sending out all supers [standing] on the accounts of the Receivers General of the Taxes of all England and in drawing them down into the Great Roll [of the Pipe]. (Money order dated May 28 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 28 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 346. Order Book VI, p. 2. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Same for 5l. to Charles Batteley Esqr., Second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, for 1¼ years to 1703 Lady day on his fee of 4l. per an. (Letter of direction dated May 28 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 352. Disposition Book XVI, p. 218.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for the quarters ended at Xmas 1702 and Lady day 1703 respectively : totals 772l. (including 35l. 15s. 0d. paid to John Parker, Consul at Corona [Coruña] and for the postage of Inland Letters ; 10l. to Thomas Wells for discovering of carryers in carrying letters ; 2l. to Monsieur Marcus and Le Jolle being so much disbursed for Italian letters at Amsterdam ; 5l. 11s. 0d. to Joseph Quash of Exeter being his disbursements for the Cross Roads) ; and 665l. 13s. 0d. (including 10l. 15s. 0d. to the Gazeteer for a New Year's gift ; 3l. to George Searle for his journey to Gravesend about the Portsmouth debt ; 1l. 5s. 6d. to Edward Hanmer of Wrexham for his journey over to Ruthin ; 17l. 14s. 0d. to William Thompson, painter for work done ; 29l. 13s. 0d. for 7116 ship letters on the 26th Feb. at a penny per letter ; 5l. to William Symonds, a letter Receiver at Fleet Ditch, for a year's salary ; 12l. for box money to the Post Boys at Xmas ; 14l. 10s. to Alexander Say for delivering Member's letters the last Session of the House of Commons). Money Book XVI, pp. 356, 357.
Warrant by same to Brook Bridges and Edward Harley, Auditors of Imprests, to appoint John Anstis as their general deputy. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 12.
Same by same to same and to their General Deputy to examine the vouchers of the Receiver General of Customs daily : the Lord Treasurer having taken notice that the Comptroller and Accountant General [of Customs] are in a method to keep a constant cheque as to the moneys growing due on the Customs which ought to compose the charge in the General Account of the Customs but that there is no due care taken that the Receiver General be charged with the moneys which he receives upon bonds at the precise time when he receives same and that as to the payments into the Exchequer by tallies and the payments upon debentures and salaries and incidents, allowances for damaged goods, discompts, and other matters, the tallies, certificates, debentures, receipts and other vouchers thereof are not examined and tried by you until the whole account comes to be passed in the Exchequer so that it may sometimes happen that for want of a timely examination of the same there may arise errors and omissions and under credits. Ibid.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against John Evelyn on his accounts as Treasurer for Greenwich Hospital. Ibid., p. 15.
May 28. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 284l. 8s. 3d. and 315l. to Brigadier William Lloyd for the respective Captains for remounting and completing the several Troops of the Regiment of Dragoons under his command ; the Queen having thought fit to employ a detachment of 200 men and Officers of the said Regiment last year in the Expedition to Cadiz ; a great number of the horses having been lost in the voyage thither and back. Hereof the 284l. 8s. 3d. represents respits for same between 25 June and 24 Dec. 1702 and the 315l. represents an allowance of the deduction of 3d. a day for each Dragoon "for the time they were at sea and subsisted upon the forage they found on shipboard, as is practised with our Forces in the Low Countries." Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 46.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100l. per an. additional to his 240l. per an. salary to Benjamin Bennet, Governor of Bermudas, as in lieu of presents ; in order to support his dignity and hinder him for the future from receiving presents from the General Assemblies there. Ibid., pp. 89-90.
Money warrant for 400l. to Anthony Rowe, Keeper of Hyde Park, for 1699 June 24 to 1701 June 24 for salaries to the underkeepers and gatekeeper thereof and for hay and beans for the deer. (Money order dated May 28 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 28 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 346. Order Book VI, p. 8. Disposition Book XVI, p. 219.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to insert on their establishment the salary of 100l. per an. to Charles Took as an additional clerk in the Office of Secretary for Prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 348.
Same to same to pay the allowance of 30s. a day for one of their number for such time as his presence is necessary at Portsmouth and 10s. a day for his clerk for same time. Ibid., p. 349.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1702 Xmas quarter's incidents bill of the Malt Office : total 258l. 18s. 10¼d.
The like of the same for the Excise Office : total 774l. 6s. 3d. Money Book XVI, p. 353.
Letter of direction for 3491l. 10s. 4¼d. to the Navy Treasurer towards discharging the debt incurred for the service of Sick and Wounded and Prisoners at War before 25 Dec. 1702 ; three fifths thereof to be placed to the head of Wages anno 1702 and two fifths to the head of Victualling of that year. The said sum is to be supplied out of branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 414l. 7s. 1¼d. of the second 4s. Aid ; 146l. 17s. 2½d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods ; 145l. 17s. 0d. of the 5s. per ton on French shipping ; 83l. 12s. 10d. of the 5s. per chaldron on cinders ; 1079l. 16s. 5d. of the arrears of Customs at Xmas 1699 ; 500l. of the rent of Hackney Coaches ; 1000l. of Prize money ; 120l. 19s. 9d. of ditto [prize money] paid in by Mr. Lowndes. Disposition Book XVI, p. 216.
Same for 1089l. 9s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces : out of the 25 per cent. on French Goods : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons for the year ended 1702 Dec. 24.
to Lord Portmore for so much respited on the musters of his Regiment to 1702 Xmas 24 489 12 4
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service for that year.
to Lieut. Gen. Churchill for the clothes of 60 men taken out of his Regiment and delivered to the 4 Regiments that went from Cadiz to the West Indies 233 14 8
to Lord Portmore for 92 men taken out of his Regiment and delivered to ditto 366 2 0
£1089 9 0
Ibid., p. 217.
Same for 2477l. 4s. 9d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to satisfy what has grown due in the Office of the Works from 1702 Dec. 31 to March 31 last. Ibid.
Same for the following out of Civil List moneys : viz.
£
to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household to the late King, "to be paid over according to her Majesty's direction" 1200 0 0
to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, the like 100 4 0
Ibid., pp. 218, 219.
Same for 1330l. 0s. 1½d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : to satisfy what became due for works done in Windsor Castle from 1702 Dec. 31 to 1703 March 31. Ibid., p. 220.
Same for 6014l. 3s. 1¾d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List funds : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to clear the wages and salaries in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber to 1703 Lady day 5377 8
for the Messengers and Grooms of the Chamber for last June 24 quarter 588 12 6
for Mr. Spice-Maker for disbursements at the Bath according to a Lord Chamberlain's warrant 28 7 1
for Mr. Goodwin for stationery wares as by a like warrant 19 15 2
£6014 3
Ibid., p. 225.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. My Lord notices from the certificate from the Receiver General of Prizes that there remains in his hands upwards of 50000l. on account of the captors' shares of prizes. You are to hasten the accounts of the captors of prizes so that they may not be discouraged by delays from you. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 192.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. In reply to your report on the memorial relating to the Company of Foot at Newfoundland please note (1) that the musters rolls thereof ought to be transmitted hither according to the Regulations : (2) the medicines to be sent thither yearly are to be satisfied out of the soldiers' pay : (3) my Lord Treasurer allows 50l. for fire and candle and other incidents [for said Company]. Prepare a royal warrant for same. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Bridges enclosing the Comptrollment Roll [missing] of the account of Wine Licences for one year to Dec. 25 last. Ibid., p. 193.
Same to Sir Peter Killegrew to pay into the Exchequer within 3 weeks the 1257l. 8s. 11½d. remaining in your hands of the balance of your account of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall for the year ended 1701 Sept. 29 ; and to make all possible haste with the account for the succeeding year. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners as to a further lease to the Duke of St. Albans of the logwood farm. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of William Harvey relating to the Excise Office. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Chaplain praying a grant of several forfeited plantations in the island of St. Christopher. Ibid., p. 203.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. John Aprice shewing that on his arrival at Bristol from India with his ship Madrass he made a just entry of all her cargo except a small piece of muslin and other goods which he brought for presents to friends ; whereupon his vessel is seized and a verdict obtained against him. Reference Book VIII, p. 55.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Derrick Stork, his late Majesty's coachman, shewing that he had a grant from Wm. III of the Customs on the importation of coach horses, mares and geldings into England, of which he alleges there is money in William Waterson's hands at the death of William III : therefore praying payment of same. Ibid., p. 56.
May 29. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an allowance of an additional 1000l. per an. to the Prince of Denmark's Council as additional to the 5600l. per an. authorised for said Council by the privy seal of [Nov. 9] last 1702 : to date as from 1703 March 30. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 47-48.
May 31. Same to Brook Bridges and Edward Harley [Auditors of Imprests] to allow items, detailed, to a total of 1310l. in making up the account of Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roope for the affair of providing transport ships and provisions for men and horses transported from England to Holland, the West Indies, Spain and other places since 6 Feb. 1701-2 to wit their account for the year ended 6 Feb. 1702-3 ; being for salaries &c., detailed, to themselves, their clerks, messengers &c. Ibid., p. 45.
Same to the Lord Treasurer to pay 50l. each to Sir William Galway, Sir William Hayward and Sir Richard Dutton as royal bounty. (Money warrants dated June 3 hereon). (Money orders dated June 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 53. Order Book VI, p. 10. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.