Warrant Book
June 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: June 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 288-303. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84311 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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June 1703, 1-15

[? June 1.] Establishment, detailed, under the royal sign manual for the officers and servants belonging to the Royal Hospital near Chelsea : as from Xmas 1702 : (total 2636l. 9s. 0d. per an.). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 49.
June 1. Royal warrant to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 200l. to Edmund Halley gent "whom we are sending to Vienna from thence to Buccari upon a special service relating to our Navy." Ibid., p. 48.
Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year to 1704 June 1 on their annuity as by the patent of 15 June 1694 for taking subscriptions and their patent of 1694 July 27 of incorporation. Order Book VI, p. 11.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a letter from the Prizes Commissioners relating to the lists which by the Queen's Declaration of 1702 June 1 you are to transmit to them of the several captors of prizes. You are to send such lists accordingly from time to time. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 193.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition and account [missing] of Col. Richard Ingoldsby relating to his arrears of pay as Capt. of one of the Independent Companies of Foot at New York. (Same to Mr. Blathwayte concerning the arrears due to said Ingoldsby from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1703 May 31). Ibid., p. 194.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. John Gibson for payment of 260l. levy money to complete his Regiment pursuant to the Queen's warrant of 1702 Sept. 12. Ibid., p. 195.
Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to reconsider his enclosed report [missing] on the petition of Sir John Williams for a new lease of the lands called Masendew [Maison Dieu] parcel of the late dissolved monastery at Dover. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ralph Sneyd and Peter Spendelow, sureties of [Thomas] Spendelow late Receiver General of co. Stafford, for stay of process, on their paying their proportion of said Receiver's debt, they being willing to prosecute their co-surety Mr. Lawton for the remainder. Reference Book VIII, p. 55.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Ryves, Comptroller of Prizes, praying an augmentation of salary in consideration of the great increase of business in his office. Ibid., p. 55.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a patent to pass the Exchequer seal to appoint James Saunderson to be Steward and Keeper of the Courts &c. of the manor and soke of Kirton in Lindsey with the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 11.
Report by William Blathwaite as Auditor of the Plantations [to William Lowndes] in reply to the said Lowndes's letter of "the 25th inst." [May] supra p. 282. I have considered the report of Mr. Travers, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on the grant desired by my Lord Cornbury of mines and minerals within the counties of Ulster and Albany in New York. It is usual in the Plantations before the dividing of Provinces into counties or shires to purchase the interest of the Indians on behalf of the Crown, which is done at a very small rate. I am well assured that no Indians do any ways pretend to an interest in the lands of these two counties. But for a further caution I have nothing to object against a clause to be inserted in the grant obliging the patentee to satisfy the Indians or other just claims and to work the same effectually within 3 years after the date of the grant ; "and whether mines royal to be discovered within the intended bounds shall be excepted is humbly submitted to my Lord Treasurer ;" such a clause seeming to discourage as I conceive the discovery of silver mines in the Plantations, which cannot be well wrought there otherwise than by a private undertaking. Nor do I remember any exception of silver mines in the grant made to the Duke of Albemarle and others of mines and minerals in the Plantations. For other particulars I do likewise refer to my former report hereunto annext [missing see supra Tr. Cal. Vol. VIII pp. 1071-2, 1231-2], to which I have to add that upon discoursing at large herein with Sir Edmund Andros, who has been many years Governor of this Province, he particularly informs me that these mountains are waste lands on which no other improvement is like to be made and that he does not conceive any prejudice can arise to the Queen or her subjects of New York by such a grant as is desired. But if my Lord Treasurer shall desire from me according to your letter a more particular description of the premises I will direct my Deputy in New York that as full and perfect description and survey be taken of those counties and the mountains therein as may be satisfactory to his Lordship, a return whereof cannot well be expected during the war in less than 10 or 12 months by reason of the time necessary for this work and the uncertainty of convoys going to and from New York. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 105-6.
June 2. Letter of direction for the issue of 46,000l. as follows : viz.
£
to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on Malt : to be applied to seamen's wages 30000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : to be applied to sea service of the Ordnance 16000
Disposition Book XVI, p. 220.
William Lowndes to Mr. Warr to insert the following advertisement in the Gazette : viz.
Windsor, June 2. Lord Granville, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, has submitted to the Queen several petitions from the gentlemen and tinners of Cornwall and Devon praying the convening of a Convocation or Parliament of Stannators as anciently accustomed : and the Queen has directed a Commission for same forthwith.
Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 194.
Same to Mr. Blackhall. The Lord Treasurer thinks the Postmasters General are the proper persons to examine your accounts of the Penny Post Office and to allow or disallow any of the articles thereof. Ibid., p. 195.
Same to Auditor Harley to state what is due to Sir Thomas Knatchbull, Commissary to the 2 late Marine Regiments, and to George Gillard his deputy, separately from the accounts of the said Regiments, as he claims that the said accounts no way affect his pay as Commissary, the same being subject to no charges upon the said Regiments. Ibid., p. 196.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton and others, coheirs of Charles Lord Gerrard, afterwards Earl of Macclesfield. Ibid., p. 197.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers of the petition of Sir Thomas Willoughby for a grant of the profits of the Honor of Peveril in counties of Notts. and Derby and the additional title of High Steward thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 56.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Stacy for a small employment in the Customs. Ibid., p. 57.
William Blathwaite as Auditor of the Plantations to Rowland Holt, Comptroller of the Customs. I have received the computation you have sent me of the gross and net produce of the Four and a Half per cent. [Duty] in the [Leeward] Caribbee Islands from 1701 to Xmas 1702. But I find it necessary to be informed what the produce has been in money here [in London] in those years or may be estimated to be upon a sale to be made of what [goods in specie sent to London in payment of said Duty] remain unsold ; as also what part of that money has been already returned into the Exchequer. I pray your answer therein. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 106.
June 3. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to imprest a further 2000l. to Edmund Dummer on account of the West India pacquet boats : the Queen having thought fit that a constant correspondence be settled between England and her West India Islands and under the contract with said Dummer 3500l. has been already paid. Money Book XVI, p. 352.
Dormant money warrant for payment of the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Samuell Edwin Esq. as Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 353.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to the Earl of Montague in further part of 100,000l. for the Great Wardrobe as by the privy seal of 1702 March 31. (Money order dated June 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 353. Order Book VI, p. 10.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe to enlarge to 31 years the lease to Joseph Ayloffe in trust for Ann Darley of a tenement at Richmond as by the warrant of March 23 last supra p. 206.
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 587.
William Lowndes to Mr. Shakerly, Governor of Chester, to pay the bounty of 20s. a man to the 26 persons in the enclosed list [missing] being Invalids belonging to the Garrison of Chester, but who were not present at the reducement thereof as from March 25 last and who therefore did not receive the said bounty of 20s. a man to carry them to their respective countries. But they are to appear personally before your agent in London for said payment. Disposition Book XVI, p. 221.
Letter of direction for 26,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : viz. 10,000l. out of loans on Malt ; and to be applied to the head of seamen's wages : and 16,000l. out of loans on the Subsidies for this year, and is intended to complete a quarter to the Yards to Xmas last, and to be placed to the head of Ordinary of the Navy. Ibid.
Same for 2399l. 18s. 6d. to same out of loans on Malt, and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild for the Marines viz. 1607l. 12s. 1d. for 2 months' subsistence to Brigadier Seymour's Regiment to Aug. 24 next and 792l. 6s. 5d. for 2 months' clearings to Col. Mordaunt's Regiment to April 24 last. Ibid., p. 222.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Braddock, of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, touching repairs necessary to be done in the Guard Rooms at St. James's and the Tilt Yard. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 196.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to place to the account of Col. Holt's Regiment of Dragoons at Portsmouth the charge of the 543 beds, pillows and rugs furnished by you to the said Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to make a survey of the Mews at Charing Cross and of the grounds and houses thereto belonging and to value the whole for a building lease. Ibid., p. 197.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate of Mr. Henry Wise of works to be performed in St. James's Park. Ibid.
Same to William Blathwaite to report on the enclosed account [missing] of disbursements made by Col. John [sic for Joseph] Dudley, Governor of New Hampshire, in raising Foot Companies under Capt. Larrimore, amounting to 178l. 9s. 0d. Ibid., p. 199.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pass Customs free the clothing and accoutrements, detailed, for the use of the Company [of Foot] in Newfoundland viz. 88 closebodied coats &c. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 270.
Same by same to employ James Ball as riding officer for the Guard of the coast between Deal and Dover loco Maurice Bowen who was recalled from thence.
Robert Burden as tidesman at Bideford loco Stephen Harvey who has left.
Nicho Materface as waiter and searcher at Brixham loco Samuell Shutter deceased.
Thomas Stilgoe as a tidesman in the inferior list London loco John Forestreet dismissed. Ibid., pp. 271, 373.
Letters patent by same constituting Charles Davenant as Inspector General of the Exports and Imports to and from this kingdom and to and from what places, in order to make a balance of trade between this kingdom and any other part of the world : loco William Culliford now appointed a Customs Commissioner : with a further direction to take an account upon what shipping such exports and imports are made, without which the other part of the said business [of Inspector General] has been found very defective : the said Davenant being recommended as in every way qualified for same by his great abilities and particular skill and knowledge. Ibid., pp. 271-2.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Stephen Lilly, Receiver of the Post Office, and Geo. Searle, Accountant General of same, shewing that the revenue of the Post Office is double what it was when they came in : therefore praying an augmentation of their respective salaries of 150l. and 200l. per an. Reference Book VIII, p. 56.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to deliver up the bonds of Thomas Ellis grazier ut supra p. 170. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 11.
Same to the [Queen's] Remembrancer in the Exchequer for stay of process against Anthony Sturt on his accounts as late Cashier for Victualling, the said accounts being now before the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid., p. 13.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of coal mines in the common called the Barrow within the manor of Stratton super Fosse, in order to a lease thereof to John Lansdown.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Lansdown's petition for same. Ibid.
Same [to the Postmasters General] to discharge Abraham Stock, deputy postmaster of Dover, of a debt of 236l. 13s. 6d. on payment of 100l. he having formerly been a merchant of good repute at Dover and was appointed, about the time the war with France was declared, to manage the Post Office there at 50l. per an. which was afterwards reduced to 30l. per an. and he was also muster master to the men of war there and had other employments which determined upon the late peace and is now reduced very low, being very old with an insane daughter. Ibid., p. 14.
Same to Auditor Brook Bridges to state William Borrett's account for 2 years to 1702 Oct. 15 as Treasury Solicitor : total charge 2160l. : total discharge 2428l. 4s. 1d. Ibid., p. 15.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the demesnes, warren and park of Mere co. Wilts. parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, in order to an extension of lease thereof to Sir Matthew Andrews.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Andrews' petition for same. Ibid., p. 20.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Edward Broadlake of the tenements called Easter tenement and Sharisland tenement in the Manor of Carnedon Prior ut supra p. 243.
Prefixing : particular of the premises made out by auditor Phil. Bertie ; and Surveyor General's memorandum and ratal thereof.
Followed by : undated entry [? March 1703-4] of Treasurer Godolphin's signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 21-3, 176.
June 4. Royal letters patent re-constituting John Visct. Fitz-Hardinge to be Keeper of the Pall Mall in St. James's Park with a fee or salary of 100l. ; which office was granted to him by Wm. III. 1692 Sept. 20. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 54.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to make the proper application to the Navy Commissioners for the lists of captors of prizes. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 196.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to prepare their account of prizes for the first year of their management distinguishing therein the Vigo booty from the rest of the prizes. (The like letter to Mr. Brewer, Receiver General for Prizes). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 196.
William Blathwaite, as Auditor of the Plantations, to [Henry] Feme, Customs Cashier. My Lord Treasurer has called on me for an account of the Four and a Half per cent. [Duty] in Barbados and the Leeward Islands. Please inform me what sums of money have been paid into the Exchequer for that Duty in 1701 and 1702 and to this time.
Followed by : copies of the address to the Queen from the House of Commons dated 24 March 1701-2 relating to the application of the Duty of Four and a Half per cent. in the Barbados and the Leeward Islands and the Queen's reply thereto as reported to the House by Secretary Vernon on the 30 March, 1702 (see Commons Journals XIII, pp. 818, 828). Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 106.
June 5. Royal sign manual for 5000l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works within Windsor Castle, as imprest for the service of the said works. (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon). (Money order dated June 14 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 52. Order Book VI, p. 13.
Same for 3760l. to John Methuen, lately employed in negotiating several important and extraordinary affairs with the King of Portugal : 3060l. thereof for 306 days 1702 June 18 (the day of his departure out of the presence) to 1703 April 20 (the day of his return into the presence) on his ordinary of 10l. a day, and the remaining 700l. for his extraordinaries during the whole time of his employment in the said service. (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon). (Money order dated June 9 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 53-4. Order Book VI, p. 12. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.
William Blathwaite, as Auditor of the Plantations, to [John Granville Esq.] the "Lord Palatine of Carolina." My Lord : there is an arrear due to the Crown from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina in acknowledgment of their grant of that Province. I desire your Lordship to cause the same to be paid into the Exchequer to prevent the issue of process which will otherwise be directed upon that accompt. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 106.
Same to Col. [Joseph] Dudley [Governor of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire]. I write to you by my Lord Treasurer's especial directions, that you forthwith cause to be transmitted an accompt of all the public revenues that have arisen or been due in New Hampshire from 16 May 1695, to which time accompts are remaining in my Office ; and that there be a specification in the said accompt of all levies made by the Assembly and how the same have been disposed of, and that the accompt be accompanied by proper attestations or vouchers. It is likewise necessary that the arrear of beaver skins [tribute] for Mounthope be made good to her Majesty. Mr. Addington, to whom you will please to present my service, is very punctual in his returns of the public accompts of the Massachusetts Province. Ibid., p. 107.
June 6. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3000l. to the Earl of Nottingham, Secretary of State ; for secret service. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated June 30). (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon).
The like for 2000l. to Secretary Sir Charles Hedges for secret service. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 58. Money Book XVI, p. 409. Order Book VI, p. [...]4.
June 7. Same to same for a privy seal to authorise John, Lord Granville, Warden of the Stannaries, to hold a Convocation or Parliament of tinners in order to redress divers things at this present time very requisite to be redressed and provided for within the Stannaries. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 50.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to discharge George Moore of the penalty of 300l. in the Exchequer on the verdict obtained against him in Michaelmas term 1700 for undue importation of tobacco. Ibid., p. 55.
June 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to William Culliford for half a year to Lady day last during which he executed the office of Inspector General of Imports and Exports. Money Book XVI, p. 354.
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Joseph Lawson for one year to Lady day last as a Serjeant at arms.
100l. 7s. 6d. to Daniell Gardiner for same as a same. Ibid., p. 354. Disposition Book XVI. p. 224.
Treasurer Godolphin to Secretary Hedges. Send me copies of the several Treaties relating to the Augmentation Forces in the Low Countries, this "being very much wanted here for her Majesty's service." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 197.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cardonnell. From time to time Mr. Fox is called upon by Mr. Sweet for money for the Augmentation Forces although there has been already put into his hands on account thereof (including 12,551l. 8s. 0d. directed this day) the sum of 66,095l. 15s. 6½d. The Lord Treasurer desires you to make it your business to get a formed Establishment of the said Additional Troops as soon as you can and to send it to him so that he may know what he is to pay for the charge thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to take tickets [vouchers] for any law fees to Serjeants or Counsellors at Law or for payments to Clerks in Courts of record at Westminster according to the Statute of 3 James I. [c. 7.] : and in accordance with the directions given to your Solicitor by the late Treasury Lords 1701 Nov. 7 : it appearing that in the incidents bill of your office there are several such sums mentioned as paid but without such receipts given. (The like letter respectively to the Excise Commissioners, Stamp Duties Commissioners, Wine Licences Commissioners, Hackney Coaches Commissioners, and Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners, and to the Postmasters General). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 198.
William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe for stay of process against him and his agent for a Salt Duty debt. Ibid, p. 187.
Same to same to forbear process against the said Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe and Robert Pownell his agent till Michaelmas term next. Ibid., p. 203.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Eliz. Cuddon, widow of Sir Thomas Cuddon, and Eliz. Cuddon spinster : shewing that Francis Cuddon who was executor of Sir Thomas and was appointed to receive the arrears of taxes for which Sir Thomas was Receiver, is lately dead, therefore praying a commission to Jona. Harris who managed the taxes for both father and son. Reference Book VIII, p. 56.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Randle Furnivall et al saltmakers, for stay of process against them. Ibid., p. 57.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Benj. Water house, their secretary, praying an additional salary. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Margt. Jacob concerning her payment of 40l. towards the debt of her late husband James Waring, collector of Deal port. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Wilkins for a landwaiter's place, London port. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of March 12 last to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Keeper of the Council Chamber of certain silver plate, detailed, (a standish for the Queen, candlesticks, snuffers &c. suitable to those at present there) "all which the Lord President of the Council has certified to be wanting for her Majesty's service at St. James's, Windsor, Hampton Court and the Cockpit : likewise that you give orders that all the old plate may be new boiled and the arms altered." Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 15.
June 8 and Aug. 16. Same by same for the execution of a warrant of May 13 last from the Lord Chamberlain to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver the Queen's Arms to John Thrale, Agent for the Jerseys [East and West : Thrale was Agent for New York, and Agent for Virginia] : the Queen in Council having ordered that her Arms be provided and sent to each of the Plantations in the West Indies to be set up in the respective Courts of Justice.
(The like for the Province of New York).
(The like for Virginia).
The like of same date of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of April 1 last for the like delivery to Col. [John] Seymour, Governor of Maryland, for Maryland).
(The like dated Aug. 16 of a like warrant dated June 26 for the like delivery to Constantine Phipps, Agent for Massachusetts Bay). Ibid., p. 17.
June 8. Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to supersede the extent against Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe and to enlarge his agent Robert Pownell from Chester gaol: the Salt Commissioners hoping that Woodroffe will discharge his salt Duty debt of 614l. 3s. 4d. within reasonable time. Ibid., p. 17.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. William D'Espicres praying payment of his pension of 10d. a day and that he may have 3s. a day on the Establishment of Ireland until he shall be provided for "as he alleges hath been done to others in his post." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 282.
June 9. Money warrant for 65l. 10s. 0d. to Peter Persehouse, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers, for his attendance thereon in the last Session of Parliament 1702 Oct. 20—1702-3 Feb. 27 being 131 days at 10s. a day. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 380. Order Book VI, p. 28. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.
Money order for 2000l. to Charles Hedges for the service of the Robes. Order Book VI, p. 10. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.
Same for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester, for 1703 Easter term on his allowance of 500l. per an. Order Book VI, p. 12.
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Cha. Batteley as second Secondary [in the Office of Clerk of the Pipe] for [one year to] Lady day last for executing Originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 14.
[? June 9.] Letter of direction for 2425l. 14s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces, 660l. 6s. 3d. thereof out of the 25 per cent. on French goods and 1765l. 7s. 9d. out of Prize money now in the Exchequer : same to be applied to clear the 4 Companies at New York to Dec. 24 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 223.
June 9 Same for 12,551l. 8s. 0½d. to Charles Fox : out of loans on Malt : to be applied towards the pay of the Additional Forces in the Low Countries. Ibid.
Same for 15,341l. 12s. 1¼d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the Queen's share of prizes : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 26487l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons to 1702 Dec. 24.
towards clearing the Guards and Garrisons from Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 1702 11982 14
for the full pay of the Garrisons for same time 2408 17
for fire and candle for ditto for half a year 950
£15341 12
Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wise to go in hand with the works in St. James's Park according to your estimate, except what relates to the Mall. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 197.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord Treasurer yours of the 7th inst. relating to the East India ship East Starr taken as prize from the French and Mr. Morley's account thereof. You are to take a survey of her and her lading. Ibid., p. 199.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte for a copy of the grant made to the late Duke of Albemarle of mines and minerals in the Plantations. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Edward Morse. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. In your demand for Sea service of last year as in your memorial of the 27th ult., you reckon at the rate of 5s. a man a month ; whereas upon an adjustment with the Navy Commissioners the sea services to be performed by the Office of Ordnance was settled at 4s. a man a month. The Lord Treasurer desires that in your future memorials your computations be made accordingly. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewett. The Duke of Newcastle is of opinion that it would be a great advantage to the chase if a small riding were cut across the Queen's wood of Birkland and Billha. Please report thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. You are to go on with the prosecution against Ralph Sneyd and Peter Spendelow, two of the sureties of Thomas Spendelow, late Receiver of Taxes for co. Stafford : and so also against Luke Lloyd, one of Morgan Whitley's sureties as late same for Cheshire. Ibid., p. 200.
Same to Auditor Bridges to state the account of the Wine Licence revenue for three quarters to 1701 Dec. 25 according to the enclosed book of account [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to finish the account of Sir Thomas Littleton and partners, late Commissioners for Victualling. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Essex praying that the respits for 345l. 13s. 0d. on the Officers of his Regiment may be taken off. Ibid., p. 203.
Treasury reference to John Parkhurst of the petition of Robert Culliford shewing that in July 1689 he was employed by the Prizes Commissioners as their Agent in Southampton port, for which he was promised 50l. per an. salary ; that he is called upon for 250l. of prize money in his hands, whereas his said salary comes to more : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 57.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Maximilian Stephens, late one of the said Agents, shewing that with greatest difficulty he procured and brought up [to the Exchequer] about 400 duplicates [of assessment rolls] for Cheshire and North Wales ; and brought up many duplicates that were wanting for the Duties on Houses for Shropshire and made discoveries and improvements on those Duties there and in other places : therefore praying to be restored to his place. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Harvey proposing to abate 50l. per an. of the rent of the Excise Office for 10 years to come and to let the Commissioners have it for 50 years at 300l. per an. Ibid.
Same to William Borret of the petition of Magdalen Nezereau shewing that Judith Nezerau, her cousin german, lately died intestate leaving between 6 and 700l. sterling among 5 relations, 3 whereof live in France and are enemies to England whereby those shares are in [forfeited to] her Majesty : that petitioner lost her husband and her all in the late earthquake of Port Royal in Jamaica and is destitute : therefore praying a grant of the said 3 shares. Ibid., p. 59.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of Thomas and Cha. Hale, proprietors of the Milled Lead Work at Deptford, shewing that this work was first invented and erected by the proposers and their partners at 2000l. charge for the service of the Crown : that meeting with continual discouragements from the interests and artifices of plumbers and others, they propose to transfer all their rights in the said mill and engine to her Majesty's use upon their being allowed a competent salary to manage the same for the Queen. Ibid., p. 60.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Parkhurst, who is appointed to recover the arrears of prizes during the late war, to deliver up to Sir David Mitchell 2 bills of exchange drawn from Cadiz which he gave to Sir Martin Westcombe, late Agent for Prizes there, for about 1100 Pistols received by him at Cadiz from the said Westcombe : the said Mitchell is first to pay to you the said 1100 Pistols. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 16.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties of Jonathan Harris as Receiver of the arrears of Taxes for London, Middlesex and Westminster.
Prefixing : report from the Agents for Taxes on Dame Eliz. Cuddon's petition ut supra p. 296.
Followed by : Treasury commission to said Harris as such. Ibid., pp. 18, 19.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to sell the cut of a small coppice called Tentengellan [? Fentongollan] Wood within the manor of Tewington in Cornwall and to allow Joseph Sawle to receive the benefit of the present crop.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on Sawle's petition for same. On enquiry the gentlemen of the country find that 20l. is the worth of the same to be converted to coal which is the best advantage her Majesty can make thereof and that the same doth yearly lessen in value. I don't find that this coppice has been felled since 1660. It was formerly accounted 12 acres but in the Civil wars the greatest part was by the licentious and greedy neighbours shrubbed and pillaged and it now contains about 5 acres of wood only.
The petitioner holds the weeding and pasturage thereof under a yearly rent of 8s. Warrant not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 26.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. I have received yours of May 28 relating to the Order in Council that the masters of ships and vessels trading from Ireland to Holland, Norway and other parts of Europe between the same should give bond to go to no other parts. You desire to know whether this order comprehends foreigners in amity with the Queen and her Majesty's subjects of Scotland who in many respects are esteemed as foreigners. "I do not think the said order was intended to extend further than to her Majesty's subjects ; but in case you think it necessary that the same should extend further in order to obtain the end designed by her Majesty and Council I desire you to make a representation thereof to me that I may lay the same before the Queen in Council." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 283.
June 10. Letters patent under the great seal appointing Sir Joseph Tredenham and William Duncomb to the office of Comptroller of the Accounts of the Army, the Queen having thought fit that there shall be such an office and does hereby create, erect and establish same : they to execute same in as ample manner as any other Comptroller of the accounts of any of the revenue : with the salary of 1500l. per an. for themselves and their clerks : to be placed on the Establishment of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces. They to observe all instructions under the royal sign manual or from the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces or from the Lord Treasurer. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 101-2.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to prepare a state of Mr. Papillon's account as late Cashier of the Victualling. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 200.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer on Wednesday concerning the 5623l. 16s. 2d. applied by the Customs Cashier to the head of Impositions which should have been received [and taken to account as] for Compositions in the Exchequer. Mr. Ferne and Mr. Hosier are to attend at the same time. (The like notice to the Attorney General). Ibid., p. 201.
Same to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel Office. It is the Queen's pleasure that you do not take out any process against Robert Harley, during the time he shall be Speaker of the House of Commons, for plate delivered to him out of the Jewel Office [being 3998 ounces delivered to him as Speaker]. Ibid.
The like notice concerning plate delivered to the Earl of Montague, [for plate delivered to him as ambassador to France under Charles II under indenture dated 5 Feb. 1668-9, being 993 ounces of gilt plate and 5966 ounces of white plate : all by reason of] there being an arrear due to him from Charles II on account of his said Embassy to France. Ibid., p. 202.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of articles not yet adjusted in Sir Edward Seymour's account as late Treasurer of the Navy, in particular his claim for 1931l. 9s. 3½d. according to a discharge from the Governors of the Chatham Chest, for which the Navy Commissioners have hitherto only allowed him 398l. 6s. 5d. Ibid., p. 201.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer the moneys in the hands of Mr. Dobson, warehousekeeper of London port, and Mr. Ferne, the Customs Cashier, arising from compositions for the St. Sebastian wines ; being respectively 509l. 11s. 1d. and 661l. 16s. 5d., as also the 2664l. 14s. 6½d. remaining to be recovered from the merchants thereon as same shall be recovered ; and likewise the 3687l. 3s. 4d. and 1425l. 10s. Od. respectively received thereon in London and the outports before the fraudulent trade was discovered. Ibid., p. 202.
June ½ 2/3. At the Camp at Hanneff [Haneffe]. Warrant by the Duke of Marlborough to John Howe, Paymaster of the Forces in England, to pay 222l. 3s. 4d. to Brigadier Edward Lloyd, Colonel of her Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons, for respits thereon between June 25 and Dec. 25 last : in consideration of the great loss the Regiment sustained by the detachment that went last summer to sea with the Duke of Ormonde. The said Brigadier is by means of the said money to fully complete his Regiment and forthwith put it into a condition of service. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 71.
June 12. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay over the 3491l. 10s. 4¼d. (directed to you May 28 last) to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded &c., to be applied towards discharging the debt on that service before Dec. 25 last : hereof 2094l. 18s. 2½d. is to be placed to the head of Wages for 1702 and 1396l. 12s. 1¾d. to the head of Victualling for that year. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.
June 15. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Thomas Webster of Copt Hall co. Essex. (Privy seal dated June 30 hereon. Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Receipt dated July 6 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 56. Money Book XVI, p. 374.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 56l. 5s. Od. to Arthur Day as a reward to him and his Company of the town of Barnstaple in regard they did on the 21st day of September last arm and equip 2 boats with 13 men under his command and went on board and surprised a French [Newfoundland] Banker [ship] called the Benediction of Havre de Grace to the no small hazard of their lives from the strength of the enemy : the Lord High Admiral having reported that they did deserve 3/8 parts of the neat produce thereof. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 56.
Royal warrant to William, Duke of Devon[shire], Steward of the Household, and the rest of the Board of Greencloth, to insert on the Establishment of the Household the fee, wages and salary of 8d. a day and 80l. per an. to be paid to John, Lord Granville as from Xmas last as Keeper and Underkeeper of St. James's Palace, to which office he was appointed by a great seal of April 22 last for 31 years from Xmas last with said fee &c. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 57.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 1000l. per an. to the Duke of Schonberg and Leinster as by the great seal of May 6 last viz. as from Xmas last. Money Book XVI, p. 359.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay Robert Culliford 45l. per an. salary as Comptroller of Southampton port. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : to be paid over to Mr. Gould and Mr. Hall on account for providing pitch and tar pursuant to their contract. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so apply same). Disposition Book XVI, pp. 225, 228.
Same for 2982l. 12s. 3½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : 2547l. 11s. 7½d. thereof out of the Queen's share of prizes and 435l. 0s. 8d. out of tallies on the Malt surplus : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. Od. for Guards and Garrisons for the year ended 1702 Dec. 25.
for the pay of the General Staff Officers from Aug. 25 to Dec. 24 1702 1256 18 10½
to clear the Company of Foot at Bermudas from 25 Dec. 1701 to 25 Dec. 1702 331 19 8
towards clearing the 4 Companies of Invalids to Dec. 25, 1702 over and above 3000l. already ordered for this purpose 1393 13 9
£2982 12
Ibid., p. 227.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox (out of the tallies and orders in your hands which were registered on the Land Tax for this present year [ranking thereon] after 1,086,528l.) to apply a further sum of 54,747l. 6s. 8d. for subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces that compose the 40,000 men, to wit from July 9 next to Aug. 5 next. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of Mr. Wise amounting to 564l. 19s. 9d. for work done by him in St. James's Park. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 203.
Same to Mr. Strickland. Send to the Lord Treasurer your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Courtney praying to be admitted to the custody and possession of the house where the Transfer Office is kept ; in right of his office of housekeeper. Ibid,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for stay of process against Geo. Walcott's estate in Shropshire (part whereof is settled as jointure on his wife) on his debt of 2301l. 1s. Od. : on his paying 1000l. and giving security for the remainder by 100l. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 274.
Same by same to same to pay Charles Carkesse 140l. in full of his pains in making a Collection of the Laws in force relating to the Customs in one entire volume and digesting same into an alphabetical method as they are contained in the Book of Rates : which he has printed and is found of great use. Ibid., p. 275.
Treasury reference to William Vanbrugh of the petition of Ann Morris for payment of 60l. 10s. Od. due to her late husband [? on] "a Messenger's [of the Chamber] bill of 121l. taken in the name of one Coachman." Reference Book VIII, p. 59.
Same to William Borrett of the petition of Sir John Cooke, Advocate General, Richard Crawley, Registrar of the High Court of Delegates, and Robert Wilmer and Thomas Crocker, officers for the visitation of the Savoy, praying payment of 141l. 11s. 1Od. for their fees and charges in the said visitation. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Carter for employment in the Customs in consideration of a debt of 2000l. due to him, he having been bred a merchant. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Shales, Auditor of Crown Revenues in co. Sussex, to discharge John Talbot and Thomas Stoner, her Majesty's tenants of Coldstaple Farm and Chesworth Lodge in Sussex (parcel of the Queen Dowager's jointure) of and from 529l. for 23 years' arrear of the rent of 23l. per an. to Michaelmas 1698 they being wrongly charged therewith as due to the present Queen.
Appending : (1) statement of opinion thereon by Martin Folkes, John Rayner and Rob Hewitt, the said Queen Dowager's Attorney, Surveyor and Auditor General ; (2) memorial from the said Queen's Council ; (3) opinion by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 27-29.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Customs free export of the fish sold by the Prizes Commissioners to Capt. James Clark out of the prize St. Lewis of Malo. Ibid., p. 18.