Warrant Book
June 1703, 16-30

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'Warrant Book: June 1703, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 303-322. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84312 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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June 1703, 16-30

June 16. Royal sign manual for 465l. to Robert Harley for 93 days Feb. 27 last to May 31 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated June 17 hereon). (Money order dated June 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 29 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 58. Money Book XVI, p. 360. Order Book VI, p. 13. Disposition Book XVI, p. 230.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver &c. of Crown Revenues of Wales to pay to the Earl of Carbery the yearly fees of 10l. as Steward of the Manor of Mallaen ; 10l. as same of the manor of Talley ; 10l. as same of the manor of Mavon et al ; 13l. 6s. 8d. as same of the manor of Brecon. Money Book XVI, p. 355.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Revenue of Wales to pay 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. to the said Earl of Carbery for his office of Governor of Milford Haven. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 25,332l. 12s. 9d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of money arisen by the purchase of annuities. This sum together with 97,000l. agreed to be advanced by the Bank of England on malt tallies in the Navy Treasurer's hands is to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to complete 140,936l. 12s. 7d. due to the Course in the Victualling Office in the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec. last whereof 37,817l. 10s. 10d. has been satisfied by tallies on the Salt Duties and on the fourth 4s. Aid lately sold 102332 12 9
for bills of Exchange, Short Allowance [Money], Necessary Money and other Contingencies of the Victualling 20000
£122332 12 9
(William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to receive the said 97,000l. from the Bank giving them tallies as above for security, and to apply the whole as above). Disposition Book XVI, p. 226.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Montague to pay to the Earl of Jersey the 100l. 4s. 0d. directed to you out of Civil List funds : to be as in full of said Earl of Jersey's livery as Lord Chamberlain to the late King. Ibid., p. 227.
Same to the Earl of Bradford to pay to said Earl of Jersey for a year's wages and board wages to 1701 Xmas as Lord Chamberlain to the late King the 2000l. directed to you for the service of the late King's Household. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. The Lord Treasurer has read your report on the petition of James Grahme praying a lease of lands adjoining the common of Aulkborough [Alkborough] co. Lincoln which have been left by the rivers Trent and Humber and of the Crown's right thereto. You are to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission to Francis Anderson and 10 others, detailed, to enquire of the said derelict lands, at the cost of the said Grahme. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 204.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to stay process against Dr. Knight of Sussex. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General. It is the Queen's pleasure that nothing be done to the prejudice of Lord Mohun till he be heard on the petition of the coheirs of Charles, Earl of Macclesfield. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Godfrey to forbear process against the executors of the Earl of Bath for plate delivered out of the Jewel House being 4151 ounces [under indenture dated 12 Feb. 1684-5 to the Earl of Bath "from Bedchamber and Backstairs at the death of Charles II"] ; the Right Honble. John Lord Granville having represented that there are considerable sums due from the Crown "to the late Earl of Bath, his father and brother." Ibid., p. 205.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for an account what money was paid in the Office of the Works for repairs relating to the [King's] private roads during the reign of the late King. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Edward Smith and other creditors of the late Lord Griffin. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley to state the account of the Transport service in the year 1702 as by the enclosed book [missing] presented to the Lord Treasurer by Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roope, of the moneys by them received and paid for the said service. Ibid., p. 206.
Same to same to state the account of the revenue of Hawkers and Pedlars Licences for one year ended 1702 June 24 as by the enclosed book [missing] similarly presented by the Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Mr. Howe to pay 73l. 14s. 8d. to Col. Ingolsby, Capt. of one of the Independent Companies at New York, for his pay from Dec. 25 to May 31 last "there being no muster rolls yet returned [from New York] since Xmas last" : all in consideration of the said Colonel putting himself into a condition of repairing to New York : but 10l. is to be deducted thereout towards providing new arms and accoutrements for the said Company. Ibid., p. 210.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Giovanni Francisco Cominoti, Commander of the ship Marchioness Guadagni shewing that said ship was built in England and part of the cargo belongs to the subjects of the Duke of Tuscany and the ship is registered at Leghorn and is seized here because manned with the said Duke's subjects : therefore praying a non pros he, the said Commander, being ignorant of the nicety of the laws. Reference Book VIII, p. 59.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Lansdowne of coal mines in the Common called Le Barrow in the manor of Stratton super Fosse.
Prefixing : Auditor's particular and Surveyor General's memorandum and ratal.
Followed by : undated entry of Treasurer Godolphin's signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 30, 31, 32.
Same by same to Samuell Atkinson and Nicho. Roope to sell 10 loads of pressed hay now in the stores, returned out of the transport ships which went on the late Expedition to Spain, and is not now in a good condition. Ibid., p. 32.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell Fangrove Coppice, Knolgrove Coppice and Stubridge Coppice near Chertsey and out of the proceeds to rebuild the lodge of John Sawyer senr. and to repair the lodge of John Sawyer junr. (they being keepers of Cranbourne Chase in Windsor Forest) to a total not exceeding 186l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 42-3.
Same by same to same to fell wood in Dean Forest to make good the contract with Richard Avenant and John Wheeler for 60,000 short cords of 2 foot wood between 1698 Xmas and 1704 Xmas (on which contract 26,756 ¼ cords remain to be delivered) and likewise to make good the contract with — Boevey for 852 cords, the woods so contracted for being spareable woods, directed to be cut pursuant to a commission returned into the Exchequer Court and the Queen having by royal sign manual of May 19 last directed the wood contracted for as above to be felled and delivered. Ibid., pp. 43-4.
June 17. Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay to officers of the Excise whose salaries do not exceed 100l. per an. their assessments to the present Land Tax and Subsidies. Money Book XVI, p. 364.
Same dormant by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay to the [New] East India Company the proceeds of the Duty of 5 per cent. on the value of imported East India goods from and after 1698 Sept. 29, after deduction of the charges of collection : all as by Act 9-10 Wm. III. c. 44 for the Two Millions. Ibid., pp. 390-1.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wise to do the repairs of the Mall in St. James's Park according to the lowest estimate. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 204.
Same to Mr. Blackhall to attend the "Governors" of the Post Office with your vouchers, which are to be examined in the presence of the Accountant [of the Post Office]. (The like notice to the Postmasters General). Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to put in hand forthwith the following repairs at Windsor Castle.
£ s. d.
the outside wall adjoining to the Prebends' houses looking towards Eton 460
the Breach of the North side Terrace 150
the brick wall and coping by the Devil's Tower 25
for taking away the Offence of the Tower on the South side of the Great Court 60
for mending the battlements and windows of the Toombe House 187 9 6
£882 9 6
Ibid., p. 205.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Durley, Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Victualling, praying remission of taxes for himself and clerks in like manner as the rest of the Navy Office. Ibid., p. 215.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Bodham merchant, surety for Robert Thorowgood a collector of Customs who died insolvent : shewing that his own misfortunes in trade forced him to leave his country but he is likely to accommodate those losses and is desirous to return to England : therefore praying stay of process against his person for said debt till he be in a condition to compound. Reference Book VIII, p. 58.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Turner, citizen of London, praying the place of yard keeper of the Excise Office now vacant by the death of William Griffith. Ibid.
Same to the late Commissioners of Sick and Wounded of the petition of the widow of Geo. Dickenson, late agent for Sick and Wounded Seamen at Plymouth ; praying payment of 371l. 16s. 6d. due to her late husband "according to the bill of incidents annexed" [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Richard Hudson, master of the Dixwell tender, shewing that he was committed to the Marshalsea on suspicion of embezzling several prize goods taken out of the Dartmouth prize at Vigo : that he has cleared himself thereof : therefore praying to be reimbursed his charges of 27l. 7s. 1d. in prison &c. Ibid., p. 61.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Eliz. Christian widow praying a Queen's waiter's place London port for her son-in-law Burrage Angier in consideration of her husband's loyalty to Charles II. Ibid., p. 65.
June 18. Money order for 195l. 8s. 4d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to 1702 Xmas on his allowances of 50l. per an. for locking up her Majesty's treasure, 100l. per an. for attending the Lord Treasurer and 45l. 8s. 4d. for attending in vacation "and is in lieu of 13l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tally of assignment out of the Customs." Order Book VI, p. 14.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Andrew Corbet as examiner of officers' securities loco William Johnson lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 275.
June 22. Same by same to the Receipt to distribute and apply 80,785l. 10s. 2½d. to Deficient Funds as follows : said sum representing the produce between May 25 last and June 22 inst. from branches of the revenue as follow viz. 12,062l. 9s. 4d. from Duties on windows ; 2307l. 10s. 0d. from Additional Impositions ; 3359l. 6s. 4d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 30,579l. 16s. 3d. from New Customs ; 3815l. 5s. 4d. from Duties on Marriages ; 28,661l. 2s. 11½d. 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 22nd June, 1703. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 43955 1 6 922 7
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 362198 9 3 6755 8
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 572161 7 9 15208 4
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 71665 13 4 1480 9 0
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 127947 15 9 3539 11 9
Salt 1711500 0 0 773129 5 28381 13
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 66015 0 2653 5 4
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 318500 0 0 7382 6
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 169206 17 3716 9
Marriages 648000 0 0 385569 2 0 10745 14
4871611 8 0 2790348 13 80785 10
Money Book XVI, p. 361.
Letter of direction for the Judges' salaries as follows : out of Civil List Funds :
£
to the 12 Judges of England for last Trinity term 3000
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester for same time 125
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for last June 24 quarter 275
Disposition Book XVI, p. 228.
Same for 6000l. to the Master of the Horse in further part of 20,000l. for extraordinaries of the Stables. Ibid., p. 229.
William Lowndes to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes. The Lord Treasurer thinks that if Mr. Gosselin's health permits it will be for the public service if he proceeds on the intended Expedition with the fleet under Sir Cloudesley Shovell. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 206.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. You still refuse to pay to the Prizes Commissioners the gunnage and tonnage of the Gracieuse prize man of war. You are forthwith to pay for same. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition of Sir Thomas Willoughby shewing that by a patent of Edward I and by an assignment made by Hugh Revell in the last year of Hy. VIII he is entitled to the bailiffship of the Honor of Peveril co. Notts. and, in right thereof, to the royalties of the said Honor ; but being desirous to prevent all disputes he prays a grant from the Crown of all waifs, estrays &c. together with the additional title of high steward thereof. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of John Macky, manager of the pacquet boats at Dover, shewing that he built 5 ships at a great expense to carry mails to France, for which he was allowed 1400l. per an. which ships are now laid aside, so that his said allowance ceases and the ships are a great charge in keeping : therefore praying consideration for his loss. Reference Book VIII, p. 59.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Charles Fryth, late [Excise] Collector of Cheshire and Salop, shewing that he has served near 20 years in that station in the Excise and has been suspended by the present Commissioners on account of some difference with the officers of the late Mint at Chester relating to some payments of moneys which is now fully discharged by petitioner : therefore praying to be restored. Ibid., p. 60.
Same to same of the petition of John Stevenson, late a collector of Excise, shewing that he remitted to the Excise Commissioners bills for 100l., 52l. 12s. 6d. and 50l. but by the neglect of the [Excise] Accomptant same were lost and he kept ignorant of same till 5 or 6 years after : that he remitted 3 other bills for 400l. which the then Treasury Lords ordered not to be demanded or returned for some time and being returned to petitioner 15 months after, the petitioner found that the drawer was gone to New England and has never been seen or heard of since : that he likewise lost 137l. 11s. 0d. by clipped money : therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 61.
June 23. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Southants. to pay 80l. per an. to Walter Warlow as Surveyor of said Duties.
The like for 70l. per an. to John Coker as same for co. Herts.
The like for 50l. per an. to Richard Thomas as same for London, Westminster and Middlesex.
The like for 70l. per an. to John Wilcox as same for co. Durham. Money Book XVI, p. 225.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay Martin Johnson the fee or salary of 12l. 9s. 2d. per an. as Comptroller of Boston port. Money Book XVI, p. 360.
Money warrant for 30l. 18s. 3¾d. to Sir John Thornicroft bart. for a surplusage on his account to 1702 Sept. 29 as Sheriff of co. Oxford. (Money order dated July 6 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 25 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 360. Order Book VI, p. 22. Disposition Book XVI, p. 231.
Same for 455l. to James Cresset for one quarter's ordinary from March 7 last to June 6 inst. as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
442l. to same for a bill of extraordinaries from 1701-2 March 12 to 1702 June 12. (Money orders dated June 25 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 25 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 262. Order Book VI, p. 15. Disposition Book XVI, p. 231.
Same for 190l. 16s. 0d. to Geo. Stepney for a bill of extraordinaries 1701 Nov. 28 to 1701-2 Feb. 28 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated June 25 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 362. Order Book VI, p. 15.
Same for 329l. to Henry Baker upon account for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated June 26 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 25 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 363. Order Book VI, p. 17. Disposition Book XVI, p. 231.
Money warrant for 24l. 12s. 8¾d. to Thomas Blackmore for a surplusage on his account for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29 as sheriff of co. Herts. (Money order dated July 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 25 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 364. Order Book VI, p. 22. Disposition Book XVI, p. 231.
Same for 988l. 19s. 1¼d. to the Farmers of the Post Fines for so much answered direct to the Crown by the sheriffs over and above the rent of the farm for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29. (Money order dated July 6 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 371. Order Book VI, p. 21.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests ; to allow in the account of the Trustees for Exchequer Bills the sum of 502l. 13s. 3d. for incidents in their Office for 2 years from 1701 April 29 to 1703 April 30.
Appending : detailed bill of said incidents. Money Book XVI, pp. 372-3.
Same dormant to the Auditor &c. of North Wales for payment of the annual fee of 50l. to Nicholas Eyre for his office of Constable of Harleigh [Harlech] Castle co. Merioneth. Ibid., p. 373.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to pay (out of money advanced by the Bank of England on tallies and orders put into your hands for this year's service of the Forces) 926l. 10s. 8d. to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop as imprest for services as follows viz.
£ s. d.
for Holland transport service between 1702 Dec. 24 and 1703 May 26 782 0
for the charge of transporting 243 Foot recruits shipped for Holland June 15 inst. 143 19 10½
£926 10 8
(In the margin : "error 10s.")
Disposition Book XVI, p. 228.
Letter of direction for 433l. 7s. 5d. to the Earl of Montague : out of Civil List funds : to be paid over to Mrs. Rachel Thomas for lace by her provided for the Queen's royal person. Ibid., p. 229.
William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Geo. Lawson, William Coatsworth and Henry Bray, sureties of Micha. Taylor, late a collector of salt Duties, praying to be liable only for Duties accrued under their suretyship. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 207.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of five poor gentlemen late of the Second Troop of Guards who had pensions payable by you and are now under great want. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. In reply to your report of the 18th inst. upon William Harvey's proposal for a further lease of the house wherein the Excise Office is now kept, the Lord Treasurer approves of the contract made by you with Mr. Frederick for the house and has ordered a royal warrant for same accordingly. Ibid., p. 208.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay John Dutton Colt, late Collector of Bristol port, 100l. in full of his losses and services in his said office, he having remitted 55,310l. 12s. 10d. between 1697 August and 1699 Xmas without any recompence or allowance. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 275.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Ann Evans widow praying a grant of the estate of George Knype of Semley co. Wilts. outlawed for debt due to her. Reference Book VIII, p. 60.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Charles Middleton, gardener, for a lease of 13 acres of land in co. Herts. for which the present occupiers have paid no rents for several years. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Gladwin for leave to Thomas Oram, a Salt Commissioner, to go as a witness to York Assizes where petitioner has a suit depending. Ibid.
Treasury commission to Richard Thomas to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages.
The like for John Wilcox. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 465.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against Samuel Venner, late Governor of the Hospital for Sick and Wounded in the kingdom of Ireland, on his account of moneys received from Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby for same. Ibid. XVIII, p. 32.
Same by same to the Receipt for tallies for 2276l. for the Farmers of the Post Fines for the rent of their farm for the year ended at Michaelmas 1702.
Prefixing : Certificate of the answering of said rent direct to the King by the Sheriffs of the respective Counties, said certificate being made forth at the request of Sir Robert Clayton, assignee of the late Earl of Berkshire and Sir Robert Howard, grantees of said farm. Ibid., pp. 40-41.
Same by same to the Prizes Commissioners to sell the Vigo plate in the Mint in the Tower (pieces of Eight, ingotts of silver and the silver plate and the gold) as by the memorial from Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint. Ibid., p. 44.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a new grant under the Exchequer seal to William Peisley of the office of steward of the manor of Kennington with the yearly fee of 26s. 8d. Ibid., p. 25.
June 24. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies : as imprest towards payment of the Queen's proportion of the Subsidies due for 1703 upon the Treaties with the Allies. (Money warrant dated June 25 hereon). (Money order dated June 25 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 59. Money Book XVI, p. 363. Order Book VI, p. 14.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to correspond with Henry Morris on his proposal (in order to a comptrol of the payments made by Receivers of Taxes into the Exchequer) to send an account from time to time of what money the Receiver General receives for the County wherein the said Morris is concerned "who is as I suppose a Surveyor of Duties on Houses and on Marriages." Would such a comptrol not be of use to the public if put in practice by the Surveyors throughout the whole Kingdom ? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 207.
Same to Auditor Shales. What is obstructing the passing of Mr. Lucy's account of the revenues of St. Davids bishopric, of which he is receiver ? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Simon Donjoy for leave to compound an Excise debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 60.
June 25. Money warrant for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for June 24 quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each for same quarter to the following as Ladies of the Bedchamber viz : Eliz, Duchess of Somerset ; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Anne, Countess of Abingdon ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Henrietta, Lady Godolphin ; the Lady Jean Hyde ; Anne Charlotte, Lady Frechville ; Anne Countess of Sunderland ; Lady Rachell, Marchioness of Hartington.
125l. for same quarter to the following as women of the Bedchamber viz : Abigail Hill, Agnata Cooper, Margaret Feilding, Beata Danvers.
75l. each for same quarter to the following as Maids of Honour, viz : Letitia Frowde, Rosamonda Yardburgh, Jane Kingdon, Mary Stanhope, Isabella Wentworth. (Money orders dated June 26 hereon). (Letters of direction dated June 25 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 365. Order Book VI, p. 16. Disposition Book XVI, p. 231.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Excise Office salary bill, detailed, for 1703 June 24 quarter : total 5760l. 5s. 3¾d., being 5565l. for Excise and 195l. 5s. 3¾d. for Malt. Money Book XVI, pp. 366-9.
Money warrant for 200l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown Law costs. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 25 hereon). Ibid., p. 369. Order Book VI, p. 17. Disposition Book XVI, p. 231.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to the Earl of Bradford out of Civil List funds : for the service of the late King's Household : and is to satisfy one year's allowance to Tregonwell Frampton for keeping the late King's running horses at Newmarket. Disposition Book XVI, p. 229.
Same for 23,923l. to Charles Fox : out of Civil List moneys and in part of his order for 200,000l. for paying the Queen's proportion of subsidies upon Treaties with the Allies for the service of the year 1703 : and is to satisfy 100,000 Crowns in Holland for the Queen's part of 200,000 crowns agreed to be paid to Monsieur Keyserwelt, Agent for the Circle of Swabia, to encourage them to continue in the interest of the Allies and not to accept of a neutrality. Ibid., p. 230.
Same for 1448l. 16s. 1¾d. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household, to complete what is due for the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the Household to 1703 Lady day. Ibid., p. 231.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, relating to tallies and orders which he received from the Treasurer of the Navy. Give the Lord Treasurer your opinion in what manner Bertie's final account may be passed pursuant to the Act 12 Wm. III [12-13 Wm. III c. 11, clause 28, for charging on Treasurers and Paymasters the interest on tallies and orders]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 208.
Same to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Foley and others praying the performance of a contract with Mr. Ryley in 1698 for 60,000 cords of wood in Dean Forest to be delivered to them by 10,000 cords a year between Xmas 1698 and Xmas 1704. If you have not sufficient warrant for completing said contract directions are to be forthwith dispatched for doing thereof.
It is also the Queen's pleasure that the bridges in Windsor Forest be repaired forthwith. Send an estimate for same and a statement of the cost of such repairs last year. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing the representation [missing] of Mr. Tayleure and Mr. Batteley, Secondaries in the [Lord Treasurer's] Remembrancer's Office touching supers on taxes and proposing a method for getting in the same. You are to consider same with the Auditor of the Revenue and the Agents for Taxes and to report thereon or propose other methods for same. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Auditor of Wales concerning Morgan Whitley's debt. Send to Mr. Stephens for the duplicates therein mentioned. Ibid., p. 209.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of John Baskett lately concerned with Godfrey Richards deceased "who served your Office with stationery wares." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Godfrey [Master of the Jewel Office]. Whenever you transmit to my Lord any signification of the Queen's pleasure for provision of plate [out of the Jewel Office] you are to send an estimate of the charge thereof. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to hasten your report on the petition of Edward Killerby et al. for stay of process. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 212.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Hunt at 60l. per an. as Inspector of the river of Thames loco William Vickers "whom you have found cause to dismiss."
Mathew Tretane as coastwaiter, London port loco Edward Orton removed [to be tidesurveyor as below].
Edward Orton as tidesurveyor ibid, loco abovesaid John Hunt.
Ambrose Wade as collector and waiter at Arundel loco Samuell Binks.
Geo. Lawrence as waiter and searcher at Studland [Bay] in Poole port loco John Stocker removed.
Edward Grey as waiter and searcher at Bellingham in Berwick port loco John Muschamp deceased.
John Stocker (an additional boatman at Studland Bay in Poole port) as tidesman at Topsham loco John Hill deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 275, 276.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jahleel Brenton for renewal of his grant of the office of Collector, Surveyor and Searcher of the Customs within the colonies of New England, his grant being void by the death of the late King. Reference Book VIII, p. 60.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Dame Susan Meredith widow, and Henry and Roger Meredith her 2 sons, shewing that the custody of the person and estate of Sir Richard Meredith bart., an idiot son of petitioner, was committed to her and Roger Meredith his uncle since deceased : that the idiot's estate at present is but 150l. per an. and 400l. or 500l. after her death : that she has expended 800l. above the rents in maintaining the idiot and repair of a large mansion house : therefore praying the custody of the idiot and his estate to the 3 petitioners without [liability to] account to the administrator. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin [to the Clerk of the Pipe] to satisfy by record of surpluses the 22l. 8s. 3d. owing to William Ward on his account as sheriff of Northampton for the year ended 1700 Sept. 29 : same to be satisfied out of the debit on the account of Sir Cesar Child as sheriff of same for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29.
Appending : extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe as to said surplus and debit. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 32.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition of Gilbert Dolben, one of the Justices of Common Pleas, Ireland, praying payment of 111l. 15s. 7¼d. lost by the warrant [for his appointment and salary] being mislaid so that his patent could not be passed in time ; and also 100l. due to him for last Summer Circuit which he could not go by reason of his attendance in Parliament here. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 283.
June 26. Royal warrant to Sir Edward Northey [Attorney General] to enter satisfaction on record of the judgment against Edward Blackfan of 64l. for running brandy, which was prosecuted by Ambrose Wade, an officer of the Customs at Arundel : Blackfan being very poor with several small children. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 59.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission for Prizes, the new Commissioners to be Emanuel Scroop Howe, Edward Brereton, George Mosley, Robert Yard, Anthony Duncombe, William Goslin, Richard Trevor and Alexander Pendarves : with the salary of 500l. per an. each payable out of the Queen's moiety of prizes, which said moiety is by the Declaration of 1 June 1702 reserved for the Queen's disposal. Ibid., pp. 60-61.
Same to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the Queen's private pensions and charities] to take to his own use out of moneys imprested to him for pensions, a salary of 400l. per an. as from 1702 June 24 during pleasure, as in lieu of poundage deduction on the several annuities or annual sums payable by him, the Queen having directed the same to be paid without deduction of poundage but being graciously pleased to allow him a reasonable salary in lieu thereof for his pains and trouble in receiving the moneys from the Exchequer and paying the same in manner aforesaid. Ibid., p. 61.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Customs : the new Commissioners to be Charles Godolphin, Samuell Clark, Thomas Newport, Arthur Mainwaring, William Culliford, Sir John Werden, Alexander Stanhope and Richard Bretton : with John Sansome as their Secretary. In the margin : this warrant was cancelled and a new one signed on the 8th July 1703 leaving out Alexander Stanhope Esqr. Ibid., pp. 63-4.
Instructions under the royal sign manual dated from Windsor Castle for the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Forces (except Ireland) [the Comptrollers of Army Accounts], which Office is lately erected by patent under the great seal.
(1) to keep account of all issues at the Exchequer to the respective Paymasters of the Forces : for which purpose all orders for issues to them are to be entered with the said Comptrollers.
(2) to keep account of all arms, provisions, tents &c. delivered out of the stores and to charge the value thereof to the particular unit.
(3) to join in the making of all contracts for clothes and accoutrements and to inspect prices, deliveries and to report on all contracts for clothing the Forces abroad since their being sent into Holland and the state of the offreckonings of each Regiment at 1703 May 1 with the time when each Regiment was new clothed or provided with half mounting and to retrieve regimental debts as soon as possible.
(4) to inspect all musters and muster rolls and computations of pay and to settle methods in relation thereto for obviating all frauds and to certify respits to the Commander in Chief.
(5) to inspect the regimental accounts kept by the respective Paymasters of the Forces.
(6) to keep an exact account of all deductions of poundage and one day's pay and all other things composing the voluntary charge in the Paymaster's accounts.
(7) to keep an account of all payments to Colonels, Agents, clothiers &c. and to examine the vouchers thereof and to see whether moneys received by the Colonels or their Agents for subsistence and clearings be justly and duly paid to the Captains and by them to the subalterns and private men.
(8) to enquire as to the observance of the Mutiny Act and to take care that the muster rolls be immediately closed at the quarters or garrison and the parchment roll transmitted by the Deputy Commissary direct to the Paymaster's Office to prevent any alteration after closing.
(9) to represent all frauds, neglects, abuses &c.
(10) to observe all further orders from the Queen, the Commander in Chief or Lord Treasurer. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 81-2.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office for the quarter ended at Lady day last : total 701l. 19s. 9d. Money Book XVI, p. 370.
Warrant by same to the Auditor and the Receiver of Crown Revenues of North Wales for payment of a surplusage of 40l. in the account of John Felton, sheriff of co. Montgomery, for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29 ; being paid by him for the arrest of James Jones a counterfeiter. Ibid., pp. 374, 415.
June 27. William Lowndes to Mr. Godfrey to forbear process against the Duchess of Norfolk as executor to her father the late Earl of Peterborough, concerning plate out of the Jewel House : she having a much greater demand on the Crown on her said father's account than the said plate comes to. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 209.
Same to same to forbear process similarly against Rudolph Kien, he having represented to the Lord Treasurer that part of the plate he stands charged with was never in his custody and the other part was lost when the fire happened at Whitehall. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Francis Wivell, late captain of her Majesty's ship Barfleur, shewing that he battered the South Fort at Vigo that guarded the Bomb [boom] to facilitate the fleet's entrance and was the first ship that went on the service : that he took the Dartmouth, Spanish man-of-war of 50 guns, as likewise the Tora galleon and with no small hazard saved her from being burned by putting off a ship on fire that struck her : therefore praying that he and his ship's company may receive their due dividend according to the Declaration of June 1702 and that the aiding ships may not have an equal share with the captor. Reference Book VIII, p. 74.
June 28. Royal warrant to Richard Crawley, Receiver of Salvage money and other Droits and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay into the Exchequer the salvage money from time to time as he shall receive it : the Lord High Admiral having by an instrument dated 1702 July 27 surrendered to the Crown for the purposes of the present war all profits of Admiralty Droits &c. except 2500l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 62.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Edward Nicholas to be applied to such Establishments [of pensions and bounties] as the Queen hath or shall sign. (Money warrant dated July 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 7 hereon). (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 62. Money Book XVI, p. 380. Order Book VI, p. 25.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 400l. to George Larkin, being the amount remaining unsatisfied upon his money order of 1700-1 Jan. 22 for 800l. : he having been appointed by Wm. III to go to the several Plantations in America in order to settle the forms of proceedings in the execution of a Commission issued for the trial of pirates in those Plantations according to the direction of a late Act of Parliament [11 & 12 Wm. III. c. 7.] in that behalf : and one half of the said 800l. having been advanced him for his expenses at setting out. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 65. Order Book VI, p. 18.
Royal sign manual for 160l. 4s. 0d. to Abraham Stanyan, late Secretary of the Embassy in France, for 2 bills of extraordinaries in his said service. (Money warrant dated July 6 hereon). (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 65. Money Book XVI, p. 382. Order Book VI, p. 24.
Royal warrant to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay 50l. 1s. 8d. to John Hughes for services relating to the said perquisites in discovering considerable quantities of derelict wines and brandies relating to the ships Supply, Return, Chance and Nicholas and in services about the derelict goods in Poole and the Isle of Wight. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 66.
Royal sign manual for 151l. to Jacob Acere de Marmande for a bill of extraordinaries 1701 Aug. 1 to Nov. 20 as late Secretary at Brussels. (Money warrant dated July 6 hereon). (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 67. Money Book XVI, p. 382. Order Book VI, p. 24.
Report to the Lord Treasurer from William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] on a bill of disbursements by Col. John Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire in raising a Foot Company of soldiers under Capt. Thomas Larrimore. I do remember that directions were sent last year to said Col. Dudley for raising volunteers in New England intended to serve in the West Indies under the command of the Earl of Peterborough and I have been further informed from Col. Dudley that one Company of Volunteers had been accordingly raised by him and sent away to Jamaica before any notice could be received of the disappointment of that Expedition. The giving of the said directions is further certified by the Earl of Nottingham's letter [below]. The sum demanded for raising the said Company and despatching it away does not seem to be extraordinary for such an occasion.
Prefixing : (a) said Col. Dudley's bill dated Boston, New England 18 Dec. 1702 for raising said Foot Company for her Majesty's service in the West Indies and for furnishing them for their passage thither :
for their transportation from several parts and expenses therein 16 0 0
for their quartering at Nantasket and expenses 32 10 0
for arms besides the Captain's 15 0 0
for sundry things for their use and accommodation in their passage to Jamaica viz. :
for blankets 10 0 0
for shirts 12 0 0
for "Rhum" 24 14 0
for hammocks 7 0 0
for spoons and platters 1 5 0
levy money 60
£178 9 0
(b) Letter dated Whitehall 1702-3 March 2 from Secretary the Earl of Nottingham to Treasurer Godolphin, enclosing said bill by the Queen's command "which having been laid out by him for her Majesty's service and by her command her Majesty would have your Lordship give order for paying the same unto him."
(c) William Lowndes dated Treasury Chambers 3 June 1703 to said Blathwayt to report on said bill. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 107-9.
June 29. Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for June 24 quarter's salary. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 371. Order Book VI, p. 17.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Money Book XVI, p. 371.
Money warrant for 35l. 17s. 11½d. to Thomas Charnells for a surplusage on his account to 1702 Sept. 29 as sheriff of co. Leicester. (Money order dated July 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 376. Order Book VI, p. 27.
Same for 30l. to Robert Patterson as reward for discovering William Hogbin of co. Kent for not entering wool by him shorn according to the statute of 9 and 10 Wm. III, c. 40, for which Hogbin was fined 79l. 19s. 10d. (Money order dated July 24 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 397. Order Book VI, p. 35. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
Letter of direction for 200l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List funds : to be paid over to Signor Verrio on account of his painting for her Majesty's service at Windsor. Disposition Book XVI, p. 230.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of Sir John Elwill relating to the salvage money of a vessel laden by him with oatmeal for the victualling of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 210.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to hasten their report on the petition of Mathias Partis and others relating to their Salt Duty debt. Ibid.
Same to the Master of the Jewel Office to forbear process against the Earl of Manchester for plate out of the Jewel House ; there being considerable sums due to him in the late King's reign. Ibid., p. 216.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Adamson as waiter and searcher at Blythnook, Seaton Sluice and Cullercoats in Newcastle port loco — Wilkins dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 275.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Coxall, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Lincoln, proposing a change of his sureties. Reference Book VIII, p. 61.
Same to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the petition of Thomas Renda, Edward Ambrose and Daniell Barton shewing that they are informed that Abel Slany has petitioned in behalf of himself and partners (whereas in truth not any of the partners interested in the former patent is privy thereunto) for leave to coin a further quantity of copper half pence and farthings : therefore praying that if the Queen grant a new patent for making thereof strangers may not reap the benefit of their [the petitioners'] labours and expense in performing the former patent which was to their loss, but that petitioners may have same on such terms as are proposed by others. Ibid.
Same to Capt. Atkinson of the petition of Geronimo Bestoso setting forth his services to the Duke of Ormonde at Port St. Marys and praying a recompense for the loss of his ship and effects. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joannah Browne for release of the Queen's part of a seizure of some 18l. worth of lace and muslin which she brought with her from Holland, not knowing the law. Ibid., p. 62.
Same to the Deputy Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths of the petition of Thomas Harvey, incumbent of the Rectory of Magdalen Laver co. Essex shewing that the late incumbent died insolvent with several years' arrears of Tenths owing : therefore praying to be eased of said arrear. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Henry Headley shewing that in Feb. 1696-7 he became surety for Henry Marriott, a distributor and collector of Stamp Duties for part of Norfolk, who is indebted 744l. 1s. 1d. to the Crown on an account prior to petitioner's bond and petitioner is sued by a scire facias out of the Exchequer : therefore praying relief. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Daniel Woodcock, one of the General Supervisors of the Distillery, shewing that he hath discovered very apparent frauds in the distillers ; that being formerly a distiller himself he is indebted 284l. 19s. 4d. to the Crown, for which the Excise Commissioners seized his distill house and utensils and their messenger is still in possession : therefore praying a reward and that the said officer may be taken off. Reference Book VIII, p. 62.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of Wales of the petition of Ellis Lloyd on behalf of the town of Wrexham praying a lease of some small shops under the Shire-hall at Wrexham which have been out of lease ever since 1691. Ibid., p. 63.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of the officers of the Alienation Office praying that their Office may be repaired. Ibid., p. 64.
Same to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Charles Mildmay, Keeper of Battles [Walk] alias Swinly Walk in Windsor Forest, praying for repairs to his lodge and barns &c. "this being the principal place of shelter where the hinds find covert to drop their calves and are fothered in the winter and from whence her Majesty is supplied with deer for hunting." Ibid., p. 72.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Glaston [Glastonbury] almspeople for repairs to their house which is very much out of repair. Ibid., p. 74.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the coppice grounds in the parish of Barking within the Forest of Waltham co. Essex in order to a lease thereof to Thomas Golston for the purpose of fencing in and improving same : at a third part of the improved value.
Prefixing : report by said Surveyor General on Golston's petition for same. For my better information I wrote to Mr. Jones, woodward of Westenholt [West Hainault] Walk, wherein these grounds lie and within whose jurisdiction they have been for about 2 years, and he assures me that the timber growing thereon has always been disposed of by Crown and the cut of the underwood has been usually given to the master keeper of the Walk ; that Sir Thomas Skipwith received that favour last but his assigns did not fence the premises as they ought : that the whole contains 23 acres and it will be no prejudice to the vert and venison of the forest to assart the same and make arable or pasture ground thereof, there being sufficient and much better covert for the deer near those groves than ever they were or are like to be. The timber now on the ground should be viewed by an officer of the Crown and the lessee should be obliged to plant every year a certain number of young trees of oak, elm or ash. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 45.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to Thomas Smith of 4 tenements, parcel of the Palace of Richmond ut supra p. 170. Ibid.
The like of a lease to Henry Holmes of the land called the Tilt Yard and Garden called Walsingham Garden ut supra p. 104. Ibid.
June 30. Privy seal for 5l. a day as ordinary and 500l. as equipage to Edmund Poley, appointed Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector and Dukes of Brunswick Luneburg. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 70.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to direct John Brewer, their Receiver General, to pay into the Exchequer 5000l. of the Queen's share of prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 374.
Allowance by same of John Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. 3s. 4d. for 1703 June 24 quarter's attendance on the Lord Treasurer.
Together with : warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay him a like sum for same quarter's attendance on the Customs. Ibid., p. 375.
Money warrant for 200l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for one year's salary to 1701 June 24 as Keeper of her Majesty's Libraries. Ibid.
Money order for 75l. John Wekett for last June 24 quarter for attendance and disbursements in the Treasury Office.
5l. to John Farra for carrying letters for same quarter. Order Book VI, p. 18.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for same quarter on his allowance for making and keeping the several Registers of loan in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
5l. to John Broadhurst for same quarter as porter at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid., p. 20.
Letter of direction for 4916l. 7s. 7d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : to be applied as follows as in part of 87,125l. towards the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service for the year 1702 : viz.
£ s. d.
to complete 7852l. 14s. 8d. for the pay of the General Officers employed in the late Expedition to Spain from 1701-2 March 9 to 1703 Nov. 7 the day of their re-landing, being 244 days at 32l. 3s. 8d. per day 2918 3 2
to complete the pay of Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot from the time of raising to Aug. 24 as by the Queen's warrant of May 6 last 1169 0 10
to ditto to clear them from 24 Oct. to 24 Dec. 1702 829 3 7
£4916 7 7
Disposition Book XVI, p. 232.
Same for 15,170l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List funds : to be applied as follows :
£
for payment of one quarter's salaries and pensions on the Establishment of the Household to June 24 last 10170
on account of emptions and other disbursements of the Household for same quarter 5000
£15170
Ibid., p. 233.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service : out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XVI, p. 233.
Same for 2000l. to the Earl of Montague for one year's salary incurred in the late King's reign as Master of the Great Wardrobe : and 200l. to Charles Bland, his deputy, for same time. Ibid., p. 236.
Same for 178l. 9s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service in 1702 : and is to be paid over to Col. Dudley for raising a Company of Foot in New England and sending them to Jamaica in 1702. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. You are to demand forthwith from the Victualling Commissioners the 2290l. 12s. 2¾d. for the moiety of the proceeds of provisions sold out of 3 prizes taken by Capt. Norris, Commander of the Orford, last summer. Your letter as to the Gracieuse has been sent to the Navy Commissioners. (Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing said letter). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 210.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces in the Low Countries, to pay 926l. 10s. 8d. to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop viz. ut supra p. 310. Ibid., p. 212.
Same to the [Principal] officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Stacey, Master Bricklayer of the Works, praying payment of his arrears. Ibid., p. 213.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Anthony Ratcliff and Robert Whitfeild as established tidesmen at Wells Burnham at 25l. per an. each.
Alex Middleton as collector ibid. loco Samuel Goodwin dismissed.
Alex Gamble as landwaiter at Lynn loco said Alex Middleton.
Thomas Byfeild as waiter and searcher at Wells Burnham loco John Knackston with an additional salary of 5l. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 276.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Edward Ford, administrator of Thomas Spendelow, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Stafford, against any lease to William Green, Capt. Andrews, and Mr. Hawkins of Thomas Woodward's estate extended by said Spendelow and whereunto said Ford is entitled. Caveat Book, p. 56.