Warrant Book
July 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: July 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 322-339. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84313 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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July 1703, 1-15

[? July 1]. Letter of direction for 1500l. to Charles Shales, goldsmith, for plate &c. supplied [into the Jewel House] in the late King's time. Disposition Book XVI, p. 234.
[?] Same for 400l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of money arisen by purchase of annuities : and is intended to be paid over to Col. Seymour, Governor of Maryland, for the charge of his transportation hither [thither]. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so apply same). Ibid.
July 1. Same for 395l. 2s. 3d. out of Civil List moneys, to the executors of Thomas Mathews deceased, late Receiver General for co. Hereford for his extraordinary charges in his said receivership. Ibid., p. 235.
Same for 25,276l. 1s. 4d. to Charles How : out of moneys arisen by the sale of annuities : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons for one year to Dec. 24 next
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England from July 9 to Sept. 2 at 2920l. 17s. 4d. per week 23366 18 8
for Monsieur L'Billier, out of Contingencies 300
for Col. Lillingston and other pensioners on the Establishment, for a quarter's allowance to June 24 last 107 6 0
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. towards the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service [anno 1703].
for subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment from July 9 to Sept. 2 next at 184l. 9s. 7d. per week 1475 16 8
in further part of 5000l. for the Invalids
for reducing 26 men of the Company of Invalids at Chester : 20s. each 26
£25276 1 4
Ibid.
Same for 120l. to Lord Edward Russell, on his unsatisfied order for the arrears of the late King's servants : and is to be paid over to Anne Incledon, Keeper of the House of Peers, in part of moneys due on Lord Chamberlain's warrants. (William Lowndes to Lord Russell to so pay same). Ibid., pp. 236, 237.
Same for 1000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List funds of the late King : and is to be paid to Henry Wise for work done in the several gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington &c. before the late King's decease. Ibid., p. 237.
Same for 1000l. to same : to be paid to Matthew Roberts for plumber's work similarly done in the said several gardens. (William Lowndes to said Lloyd to so pay the abovesaid two sums). Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Queen has directed a privy seal for discharging arrears of Tenths on small vicarages and rectories viz. not exceeding 30l. per an., but the respective churches to be first filled with institution and induction. To this end please send me a certificate what is due from such poor clergy within your diocese and also within the vacant bishopric of St. Davids, which is within your Province. (The like letter to the Archbishop of York and to the 23 bishops, detailed, viz., of Oxford, Chichester, Lincoln, St. Asaph, Bristol, Bath & Wells, London, Durham, Winchester, Llandaff, Worcester, Carlisle, Rochester, Exeter, Sarum, Bangor, Chester, Ely, Hereford, Lichfield & Coventry, Norwich, Peterborough, Gloucester). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 211.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the case [missing] of the officers of the several Courts in Westminster Hall concerning the Stamp Duties demanded of them for the entries of Rules and Orders made in the said Courts in their Books and Remembrances, which they conceive not chargeable by the Act. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 212.
Same to the Salt Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer, in accordance with Thomas Gladwin's petition, gives leave to Mr. Aram, one of your number, to go to the next assizes at York to give evidence. Ibid.
Same to same to hasten your report on the petition of Mathias Partis and his sureties, and meanwhile to forbear process. Ibid., p. 213.
Same to Mr. Burchet [Secretary of the Admiralty] to lay before the Lord Admiral the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Salt Commissioners relating to salt sold out of her Majesty's ships of war to the prejudice of the revenue. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. It is the Lord Treasurer's decision that Mr. John Peters proceed at his own cost in the matter of the manors of Epworth, Stapleford &c. of which he desires a grant. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Uriell as tidesman in the inferior list London port loco And. Wyatt promoted.
Andrew Wyatt as a same in the superior list ibid. loco Mat. Tretane. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 276.
Same by same to same to pay 40l. to Marg[are]t Jacob in repayment of so much wrongly paid to the Crown by her ; her former husband, James Waring, Collector of Deal, being indebted 171l. 14s. 0d. which William III. granted to Thomas Wilkins, in ignorance whereof petitioner paid 40l. to the Customs Cashier besides satisfying the said Wilkins in full. Ibid.
Same by same to same concerning the accounting for the composition for wines from St. Sebastian imported by John Provost et al, and condemned in the Exchequer as being really of the growth of France and not of Spain. The totals of the appraisements thereof are 92,141l. 14s. 11d. : the said merchants having been admitted to compound on the basis of two thirds thereof : and the sum of 27,715l. 6s. 8¼d. had been previously paid down by them at entry of the said wines as Spanish and has been actually applied in the Exchequer to the heads of several Duties as below and the Queen is contented that it shall remain so applied in consideration of the great debts upon the nation : and there has been further paid 3739l. 14s. 4½d. for Additional Duty and 13,538l. 4s. 3½d. for Impost and 918l. 4s. 0d. for discharge of Additional Duty bonds and 4428l. 2s. 9½d. for Impost bonds, and other like bonds respectively for 2821l. 10s. 4½d. and 9110l. 1s. 6d. remain in hand undischarged. Now the Queen is pleased to direct that the said sums of 918l. 4s. 0d. and 4428l. 2s. 9½d. be applied to discharging the said composition and they are to be paid to Richard Hosier, Inspector of Fines and Forfeitures, to be by him so applied.
Appending : schedule of the Duties to the heads of which the abovesaid 27,715l. 6s. 8½d. has been applied.
£ s. d.
Old Subsidy 7765 2 0
New Subsidy 7763 16 10¾
Additional Duty paid 3116 8 11½
Additional Duty secured 3739 14
Impost paid 6072 18 10½
Impost secured 13822 10 2
Coinage Duty 1053 2
Excise of Brandy 1931 15
£27715 6
Ibid., pp. 280-1.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Frampton and others shewing that they purchased some time since from Mr. Dod, Commissioner for his Royal Highness [the Prince of Denmark] for the rights and perquisites of Admiralty the ship Eagle and Crown with her lading of [Newfoundland] Bank fish, then lying at Galway in Ireland, taken by the Lark frigate "whereof the petitioners are owners" ; that through the absence of Mr. Dod's agent at Galway they lost the benefit of all foreign markets and were forced to bring the same to the Thames where the same is in a stinking and perishable condition : therefore praying leave to enter said fish under the ordinary Duties intended by the Queen's Declaration of 1703 May 17. Reference Book VIII, p. 62.
July 2. William Lowndes to Robert Barker [Deputy Queen's Remembrancer] to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of Henry Baker's account, as Solicitor of the Treasury, of his disbursements &c. for one year to 1698 Sept. 29. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 213.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Isabella Holland, sister of Captain Holland, for removal of the respits on her said brother's pay as Capt. in Lord Shannon's Regiment. Ibid., p. 216.
July 5. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household : as imprest and upon account for the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the Household. (Money warrant dated July 14 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 14). (Money order dated July 14 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 67. Money Book XVI, p. 392. Order Book VI, p. 26.
Royal sign manual for 312l. 10s. 0d. to Henry, Earl of Galway for 1701 Xmas quarter on a pension granted to him by Wm. III. (Money warrant dated July 14 hereon). (Money order dated July 14 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 70. Order Book VI, p. 26.
Same for 150l. to Sir Bevill Granville for half a year's rent of Mote Park to June 24 last. (Money warrant dated July 13 hereon). (Money order dated July 15 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 72. Money Book XVI, p. 393. Order Book VI, p. 31. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
Money order for 50l. to the Corporation of Dartmouth for 1¼ years to 1703 Lady day on the perpetuity of 40l. per an. granted by Henry VII. Order Book VI, p. 29.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges concerning his state of the account of Henry Baker for one year ended 1698 Sept. 29 as Treasury Solicitor. You are to make a more strict enquiry into the article of 542l. 15s. 6½d. therein ; also the charge of converting 1500l. in malt tickets into money at 25 per cent. and for brokerage &c. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 214.
July 6. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Pembroke to pay 70l. per an. to John Vaughan as Surveyor of said Duties. Money Book XVI, p. 225.
Money warrant for 133l. 2s. 2d. to the poor of St. Michaels Cornhill et al (as in the list supra p. 258) for last June 24 quarter. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 339. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Same for 30l. to James Cresset for 6 days 1701-2 March 2 to 8 on his ordinary of 5l. a day [as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg]. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 362. Order Book VI, p. 24.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1703 June 24 quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office : total 1287l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVI, p. 376.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay the outports salary bill for same quarter : total 7928l. 16s. 3d. for established salaries and 1215l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 9114l. 1s. 3d. in all.
Approval by same of same quarter's salary bill for London port : total 6300l. 1s. 6d. Ibid., p. 377.
Money warrant for 500l. to the five Commissioners of Accounts [sic for the commissioners for Army Debts] (Thomas Morrice of London, Samuel Atkinson of same, Thomas Lester of Coleby co. Lincoln, William Farrer of Biddenham, George Langton of Langton co. Lincoln), for one quarter to June 24 last, on their allowances. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 377. Order Book VI, p. 23.
Same for 351l. 3s. 11d. to John Ford for so much spent by him in prosecuting transporters of wool and importers of French silks between Hilary 8 Wm. III. and Michaelmas 12 Wm. III. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 378. Order Book VI, p. 22.
Same for 375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, President of the Privy Council, for 1703 June 24 quarter on his 1000l. per an. as in lieu of diet and 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 378. Order Book VI, p. 21. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Samuell Burton, Receiver of the rents of the late Hospital of the Savoy, to pay 141l. 11s. 10d. to Sir John Coote, Advocate General, Richard Crawley, Register of the High Court of Delegates, and Robert Wilmer and Thomas Crocker officers employed in the 2 last visitations of the said late Hospital ; for their disbursements and fees about the said visitations. Money Book XVI, p. 379.
Money warrant for 250l. to the executors of John Rotiers, late one of the engravers to the Mint, for one year to 1700 June 24 on his annuity. Ibid.
Same for 875l. to the seven Commissioners of Accounts (William Bromley, Thomas Coke, Sir Godfrey Copley, Robert Byerly, Henry St. John, Francis Scobell, Sir William Drake) for 1703 June 24 quarter on their allowances. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 380. Order Book VI, p. 20.
Same for 1000l. to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch for same quarter's annuity.
250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for same on same.
300l. to the executors of Charles Gifford for one year to 1694 Sept. 29 on his pension.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for 1703 June 24 quarter on his same.
450l. to John, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby for same quarter on his 4l. a day in lieu of diet and fee of 20s. a day as Keeper of the Privy Seal.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for same quarter on his annuity.
150l. to Peregrine Bertie for same quarter as Vice Chamberlain of the Household.
2000l. to the Commissioners for Trade and 290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple senr. as their Secretary for same quarter. (Money orders hereon and letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, pp. 381, 382, 399. Order Book VI, pp. 23, 25, 27. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to place on the Establishment of the Post Office an additional salary of 100l. per an. to Benjamin Waterhouse, their Secretary and 150l. per an. to Stephen Lilly, Receiver of the Post Office and 100l. per an. to George Searle, Accountant of the General Post Office. Ibid., p. 382.
Money warrant for 300l. to Phil. Plantamour for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1701-2 Jan. 18 to 1702-3 Jan. 18 as remaining for her Majesty's service at Berlin.
300l. for 2 bills of same for the period 1700-1 Jan. 18 to 1701-2 Jan. 18 as same.
52l. for 52 days 1701-2 Feb. 4 to March 8 on his ordinary of 20s. a day as same. (Money orders dated Aug. 11 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 383. Order Book VI, p. 24. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
Money warrant for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir John Nicholas, William Blathwayt, John Povey and Edward Southwell for 1703 June 24 quarter's salary as Clerks of the Privy Council. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 384. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Same for 143l. 14s. 4d. to William Borrett to be paid to Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint ; for prosecuting counterfeiters. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 386. Order Book VI, p. 39. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 35l. 16s. 9½d. to Richard Meredith for 1702 June 24 to Dec. 9 on his salary as late Customer of Chester port viz. to the date when said office was granted to William Gratwick. Money Book XVI, p. 386.
Money warrant for 25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for 1703 June 24 quarter on their pension : 5l. thereof is to be paid to Ann Tonkes pursuant to a decree in Chancery of 1699 Oct. 24.
25l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for same on same.
150l. to Sir Francis Wyndham for same on same.
100l. to Rachell and Frances Wyndham, daughters of Dame Ann Wyndham, for same on same.
125l. to Thomas Lane for same on same. (Letter of direction dated hereon). Ibid., pp. 386, 387, 389. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of 2 money warrants for 50l. each for in all one year's pension to 1690 June 24 to the executors of Nicholas Tettersall. Money Book XVI, p. 387.
Money warrant for 100l. to John Walker for his pains in preserving the Minute Books, Journals and papers relating to the Commissioners for the Union between England and Scotland in 1667 which he has delivered over to Charles Davenant, Secretary to the Commissioners lately authorised to treat for an Union. (Money order dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 389. Order Book VI, p. 26.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to the Duke of St. Albans for 1703 June 24 quarter on his fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. (Letter of direction dated hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 392. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for Prizes to pay 110l. to Thomas Ryves, Comptroller General of the Prizes, for so much expended by him in clerical assistance : and further to place 200l. a year on the Establishment of your Office for him as from June 24 last. Money Book XVI, p. 395.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill and incidents bill, respectively detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1703 June 24 quarter : totals 207l. 10s. 0d. and 90l. 17s. 6d. respectively.
Likewise for the salary bill of the Salt Office for same quarter : total 1107l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., pp. 398, 399.
Money warrant for 125l. to James Gastigny for last June 24 quarter on his annuity for life. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 402. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 100l. to Susanna Parker, relict of John Parker, for her husband's services as late Consul and Agent to the Packet boats at Coru˜a, his salary of 50l. per an. having determined upon the interruption of the correspondence with Spain by the declaration of war, at which time being then Resident [sic for resident] there he was seized with all his effects and his widow and children are left in a very low condition : he having all along discharged his trust under the Postmasters General with great care and faithfulness. Money Book XVI, p. 411.
Money order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Cook, Clerk of Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for half a year to Lady day last on his fees relating to Recusants' Forfeitures. Order Book VI, p. 24.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost annuity order for 100l. per an. No. 69 in the name of Hester Ingram for 714l. 6s. 0d. lent thereupon at 14 per cent.
The like for a lost survivorship annuity order No. 2564 in the name of James Gray on 100l. lent thereupon. Ibid., p. 19.
Letter of direction for 544l. 0s. 6½d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Henry Wise for works done in St. James's Park between 1702 Dec. 11 and 1703 June 10. Disposition Book XVI, p. 236.
Same for 6,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of moneys arisen by purchase of annuities : and is intended to be applied to the head of the Ordinary of the Navy. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cardonell. The Lord Treasurer finds from your letter that a difficulty is made in Holland of proceeding to pay [the States' share of the charge of the] 20,000 augmentation Troops by moieties of the charge and perceives that the chief objection is that by the constitution of the Provinces each Province must have its proportion of the Troops by a repartition of the whole. He is of opinion that matter may be settled by establishing 10,000 of the men to be paid by England and the other 10,000 by the States so that each may be liable to an equal number and charge of Horse, Dragoons and Foot, but that great care is to be taken that this be done equally and without disadvantage to either nation. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 214.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. The Lord Treasurer agrees it is more adviseable at present to take a further lease of the house wherein the General Post Office is kept than to purchase Mr. Vyner's interest in same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 214.
Same to the Auditor of Wales for a valuation of the 31 years' lease of lands desired by John Howse. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the lands of Lambley co. Northumberland which John Sheele purchased of Robert Allgood [...]n his son's name, who being outlawed, the same are seized by Allgood as Lord of the Manor. Ibid., p. 215.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes enclosing the Navy Commissioners' replies to your memorials as to the charge of condemning the Gracieuse man of war. The Lord Treasurer is satisfied in the said answers and thinks you ought to acquiesce therein. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present John Albany for employment, on the recommendation of Sir Simon Harcourt, Solicitor General. Ibid., p. 216.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Guy Palmes, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer, relating to the [cash] deficiency in the Annuity Office. Ibid., p. 217.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Capt. Porter, of the Royal Regiment of Ireland commanded by Brigadier Frederick Hamilton, relating to some respits on his Company. Ibid., p. 219.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to appoint John Waring junr. as searcher at Liverpool, in the port of Chester, Beaumaris and Liverpool ; loco John Waring senr. surrendered. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 277.
Order by same to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Hampton Court 24 June last for Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral of the White Squadron, to have his share of the several prizes taken by him, which he claimed under the royal Declaration of 1 June 1702 : the Prizes Commissioners making difficulty of paying same on a certificate from the Lord High Admiral as to the shares of said prizes by reason that the said Declaration requires such a certificate from the Navy Commissioners. It is hereby declared that such a certificate from the Lord Admiral or his Council shall be a proper and sufficient voucher for the distribution of such shares. Ibid., pp. 277-8.
Treasury reference to the late Commissioners for Glass Duties of the petition of Onesiphorus Dagnia shewing that a special verdict for 200l. was obtained against him in 1697 for removing glass wares before due entry and under a Treasury warrant he paid 200l. on same and 63l. 7s. 0d. for law charges but is now threatened by Mr. Tisser the solicitor [of the Duties on Glass &c.] to enter up the special verdict against him unless he will pay the further sum of 92l. for his [Tisser's] own charges : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 63.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of John Burton's petition shewing that Mary and Rachell Bendyshe being proprietors of a refining saltwork called Cobholm Pans near Yarmouth, and not having wherewithal to work and employ same, in 1692 requested petitioner to stock the pans and they would allow him interest for his money : this he did in his own name for better security but from time to time accounted to them for the profits : that he has paid the Duty under 7 and 8 Wm. III. C. 31. of 3½d. per gallon on refined salt over and above the old Duty ever since that Act passed but the officer now demands 67l. 15s. 7½d. for salt refined before it passed : therefore praying relief, he having accounted for the profits to the said Mary and Rachell Bendyshe who are since dead very poor. Ibid., p. 64.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Lansdowne shewing that the Queen (as part of her Duchy of Cornwall) has manors in co. Somerset wherein there are many copyholders and customarily there hath been a steward or bailiff of the said Courts but ever since the decease of Mr. Tooker the rents, herriots &c. have been collected by Mr. Long the steward : that it is not proper these 2 offices [of Collector and Steward] should be executed by the same person : therefore praying to be empowered to collect said rents &c. Ibid., p. 66.
Treasury commission to John Vaughan to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages [for Co. Brecon]. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 466.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Lancelot Burton to be Receiver General of several arrears of Taxes for the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's. Ibid., XVIII, p. 121.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the offices of bailiff and clerk of the Courts of the Liberty of the Dissolved Monastery of St. Mary's near the walls of the city of York, in order to a lease thereof to William Whitehead.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Whitehead's petition for same. Stephen Godfrey was constituted to said office by patent under the Exchequer seal in July 1685 with a fee of 4l. per an. and [to the office of] bailiff of the Liberties of the Manors of Whitgift and Armin (parcel of the possessions of the said late Monastery) with a fee of 45s. per an. but since the sale of fee farm rents the profits hardly answer the said fees.
By Exchequer patent dated 1697 Sept. 24 John Blackbeard was made Keeper of the Court House at St. Mary's and Clerk of the Courts there with the yearly fees of 40l. and 13s. 4d. respectively. Ibid., p. 46.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Henry Baker on his accounts as Treasury Solicitor. Ibid., p. 49.
July 7. Money warrant for 13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones, Apothecary of the Household, for one quarter's salary to June 24 last. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 331. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Same for 40l. to John Tucker for same quarter's salary as Keeper of her Majesty's [State] Paper Office. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 378. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each for same quarter to the following as Serjeants-at-Arms viz. Reginald Ryley, Thomas Charnock, Thomas Turst, Edmund Williamson, Samuel Powell, John Templer, Benjamin Gregg, Daniell Gardner, Joseph Lawson, Matthew Hutton. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 379. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
Same for 30l. to John Fitch, Workmaster of the Ordnance, for same quarter's salary. (Letter of direction dated hereon). Ibid., p. 383. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Warrant by Treasury Godolphin to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow incidents as follows in the accounts of Mr. Ferne, Customs Cashier, for the year ended Xmas last viz. 327l. 12s. 8d. for porterage of money &c. to the Exchequer ; 152l. 5s. 6d. and 187l. 2s. 10d. and 250l. for charges in passing his account. Money Book XVI, pp. 384-5.
Money warrant for 50l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for 1703 June 24 quarter's salary as Master of the Ceremonies. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 388. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Same for 50l. to same for half a year to same date on his allowance in lieu of bills. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 388. Order Book VI, p. 25.
Same for 30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esqr. for June 24 quarter as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 388. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
[?] Same for 99l. 6s. 5d. to the Officers of the Works, detailed, for same quarter's salaries :
£ s. d.
Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General 11 8
William Vanbrugh, Esq., Comptroller 6 16 10½
Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster 9 2 6
Benjamin Jackson, master mason 4 11 3
Christopher Wren, Esq., Clerk of the Works 16 13 4
William Ireland, master Glazier 4 17 3
Richard Stacey, master Bricklayer 4 11 3
Charles Atherton, Serjeant Plumber 4 11 3
Alexander Fort, master Joiner 13 3
John Grove, master Plaisterer 4 11 3
Grinling Gibbons, carver 6 16 10½
Mathew Roberts, plumber at Windsor 4 11 3
Mathew Banks, master Carpenter 4 11 3
Charles Hobson, purveyor 3 0 10
£99 6 5
(Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 388. Disposition Book XVI, p. 241.
July 7. Same for 210l. to the University of Cambridge for 21 years to 1702 Dec. 25 on Henry VII's perpetuity. Money Book XVI, p. 389.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford for 1703 June 24 quarter on his fees as Keeper of her Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket.
20l. to Richard Hill for same quarter as Latin Secretary.
250l. to Montagu, Earl of Abingdon, Constable of the Tower for same quarter's salary or annuity.
43l. 19s. 7d. to the Duke of Marlborough for same quarter's fee as Master General of the Ordnance.
16l. 13s. 4d. to John, Lord Granville for same as Lieut. General of same.
9l. 2s. 6d. to William Bridges for same as Surveyor General of same.
13l. 13s. 9d. to James Lowther for same as storekeeper of same.
10l. to Charles Bertie for same as Treasurer of same.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Christopher Musgrave for same as clerk of same.
3l. 16s. 0½d. to Thomas Gardner for same as Keeper of the Stores of small arms.
4l. 4s. 0d. to John Poultney for 84 days 1703 March 25 to June 18 as late clerk of the Deliveries of Ordnance
25l. to Richard Le Bass for 1703 June 24 quarter as Marshal of the Ceremonies.
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for same as Library Keeper. (Letter of direction dated hereon). Ibid., pp. 393, 395, 398, 400. Disposition Book XVI, pp. 240, 241.
Same for 233l. 10s. 0d. to the officers of Waltham Forest (Chief Ranger, woodward and underkeepers of the seven Walks detailed) for half a year to 1703 June 24 on their several fees and allowances.
£ s. d.
Chief Ranger 9 2 6
Woodward and Keeper of the Woods within Chappell Henault Walk 20 0 0
Underkeepers of Walthamstow Walk 12 3 4
Ditto of Leighton [Leyton] Walk 6 1 8
Ditto of Walwood and Homefright [Holmfrith] Walks 12 3 4
Ditto of Loughton and Lambourn Walks 12 3 4
Ditto of New Lodge Walk 12 3 4
Ditto of Chingford Walk 12 3 4
the Lieutenant of the Forest to be distributed to the 10 underkeepers and 5 under rangers et al. 132 17 10
£233 10 0
(Money order dated July 20 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon. This letter only directs payment of half the said amount). Money Book XVI, p. 394. Order Book VI, p. 29. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Same for 30l. to Sir David Mitchell for 1703 June 24 quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites as Gentleman Usher Black Rod. (Money order dated July 20 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 397. Order Book VI, p. 28. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Money warrant for 33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor for last June 24 quarter on his fees or salary of 8d. a day and 120l. per an. as Keeper or Master of her Majesty's Tennis Courts. (Letter of direction dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 403. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 52l. per an. to Francis Rainsford as a Queen's waiter London port. Money Book XVI, p. 409.
Letter of direction for 24,607l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : and is intended to be assigned on the head of seamen's wages : and out of same 4607l. is to be imprested to the Master and Wardens of the Barber Surgeons Hall on account of medicines, drugs, incidents and necessaries supplied to the Hospital ships. Disposition Book XVI, p. 238.
Same for 3215l. 4s. 2d. to same : out of same : and is intended to be paid over in a gross sum to Walter Whitfield for 2 months subsistence to Col. Villiers' and Col. Saunderson's Regiments of Marines from June 24 to Aug. 24 last. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to cause same to be so paid.) Ibid, p. 239.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of all the money stopped at the Receipt for any of the taxes on salaries, pensions &c. (The like letter to the Clerk of the Pells). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 215.
Same to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Lord Admiral's Council the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners with the sworn information of John Burnett, quarter gunner of her Majesty's ship Starling Castle, touching a great quantity of goods stored on the said ship with intent to be run. Ibid., p. 216.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Post Office, detailed, [? for the year ended June 24 last] : total 5437l. 2s. 8d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 47-49.
List of accompts delivered to the Commissioners of the Public Accounts the second Wednesday after quarter day being the 7th July 1703.
(1) Accompt of her Majesty's revenues in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England from the 28 May 1701 to the 27 May 1702.
(2) an accompt of her Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead, Port Duties and Head money arising to her Majesty in Virginia, being for 4 months ended 25 Oct. 1702. [For the latter of these two accounts see infra p. 355. under date August 2.]
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 110.
July 8. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for augmenting the salaries of the Judges of Wales viz. to 300l. per an. each as from Lady Day past : to be paid out of the Exchequer in like manner as the salaries of the Judges at Westminster Hall are paid : and to be as a certain and fitting allowance that they may be thereby obliged to attend the public service and as in lieu of their former allowances which were as follows viz. the Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesey 180l. per an. : the Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan 180l. per an. : the second Judge there 180l. per an. : the Chief Justice of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan 180l. per an. : the second Judge there 180l. per an. usually allowed out of the revenues of North and South Wales : but by the reason of the taking away of the Court of Ludlow by Act of Parliament in I William and Mary C. 27, the profits of their respective places are very much decreased. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 68-9.
July 10. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Davison gentleman shewing that he is assignee of 2 mortgages for 424l. from Thomas Briggs to Edmund Quash and Thomas Sewell in 5 Wm. III of some lands in Co. Durham ; that in 7 Wm. III Briggs became surety for Robert Thorowgood, late Collector of Customs in Lynn port who died insolvent, whereupon an extent issued against the said land and thereon 332l. has been paid "from Wells into her Majesty's customs in part of said debt" : that petitioner has agreed with said Briggs to pay 76l. into the Exchequer to make the said mortgage up to 500l. on a privy seal for discharge of the land from the bond, the said Briggs having absconded several years : therefore praying such privy seal. Reference Book VIII, p. 63.
July 13. Money warrant for 955l. to Edmund Poley, Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector and Dukes of Brunswick and Luneburg ; 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance. (Money order dated July 14 hereon.) (Undated letter of direction hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 389. Order Book VI, p. 28. Disposition Book XVI, p. 246.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay or allow no interest on the tallies for 18095l. 15s. 0d. issued May 10 last to the Earl of Ranelagh to complete 36191l. 10s. 0d. for a year's subsidy to the King of Denmark notwithstanding the order of May 19 last supra, p. 276. Money Book XVI, p. 390.
Money order for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1703 Trinity term on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book VI, p. 26.
Letter of direction for Civil List payments as follow :
£ s. d.
Lyme Regis Corporation 25
Col. Fairfax's heirs 25
poor of St. Michael's Cornhill et al 133 2 2
4 clerks of the Privy Council at 62l. 10s. 0d. each 250
William Jones, apothecary 13 6 8
Mr. Lowman and his wife, Housekeeper at Kensington 75
Simon Harcourt, Clerk of the Crown Office 75
Mr. [John] Walker 100
University of Cambridge 10
Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Letter of direction for 625l. 16s. 6d. to Lord Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to William Churchill for stationery wares by him furnished into the offices of the Principal Secretaries of State. Disposition Book XVI, p. 243.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a memorial [missing] from the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded for a supply of money for carrying on that service. You are to examine into the charge of sick and wounded seamen and compare it with that in the former wars and to report the best means for regulating that expense. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 217.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren for an estimate of the charge of building a gallery in the Chapter House in Westminster Abbey for records, the Lord Treasurer being informed that a great quantity of records are ready to be transmitted into the Treasuries of the Exchequer by the Custos Brevium of the Court of Common Pleas pursuant to a writ lately sealed in Chancery and the Deputy Chamberlains have represented that there is no room for them in the Treasuries [of the Receipt]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Godolphin to send to the Lord Treasurer a copy of any representation which you may think necessary to make to the Customs Commissioners relating to the service in your Office. Ibid., p. 218.
Same to Mr. Ellis for copies of all Treaties relating to the Forces in the service of the Allies. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Warr for a copy of the Treaty with Portugal, so that my Lord Treasurer may see what provision of money is to be made on that account. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. James Norton, late Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher and Captain of the late Independent Company there, praying payment of the money due to the said Company. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Michael Arnold as landwaiter, London port loco Francis Burdet dismissed for 15 months' neglect of duty.
20l. per an. additional salary to be paid to John Murdock, surveyor of Greenwich, in consideration of good services. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 278.
Treasury reference to William Blathwaite of the petition of Thomas Handasyde et al for a grant of such gold and silver mines within the island of Jamaica as are already or may hereafter be discovered by them "being very encouraged by the discoveries they have and are likely to make from several negroes that were employed by the Spaniards and are now the slaves of the petitioners." Reference Book VIII, p. 64.
[? July 13]. Same to Jo[h]n Pankhurst of the petition of John James David et al merchants shewing that in April 1698 they bought of the Prizes Commissioners a parcel of vanilla at 6s. 10d. per hundred, lying at Corunna in Spain ; and paid 300l. in part thereof and are threatened with prosecution for 133l. 18s. 4d. for the balance, though they sold the whole for 245l. : therefore praying discharge of said 133l. 18s. 4d. Ibid.
July 13. Same to the Navy Treasurer of the petition of the poor pensioners to the Chest at Chatham shewing that they are unpaid a year and a quarter : therefore praying payment. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Johnson, waterman, shewing that he discovered to one Wade, a Customs officer, some uncustomed wines that came to one Thomas Woods and received 13l. from Wade with a promise of half what he should recover ; that Wade recovered 192l. in the Exchequer and on petitioner suing for his moiety Wade has prosecuted him for said 13l. and obtained a verdict by surprise : therefore praying said moiety. Ibid., p. 65.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to enter on the Establishment of Ireland as from April 23 last the 2 Regiments of Foot to be raised by Col. Richard Gorges and Col. Thomas Pearce in place of the Regiments of Col. James Stanhope and Col. Thomas Meredith which are ordered to Holland from Ireland : all provided the said Regiments do muster full and complete by Aug. 7 next. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 284.
July 14. Money warrant for 150l. to Charles Cox, Second Justice of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan for last Easter and Trinity terms on his salary : with dormant clause for 300l. per an. in future. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 6. Order Book VI, p. 65.
Same for 150l. to William Powlett for same terms as Chief Justice of same : with dormant clause as above.
150l. to Philip Neave as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan [for same terms and] with like dormant clause as above.
150l. to Marmaduke Gwynn as Second Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesey [for same terms and] with like dormant clause as above. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon for 150l. to Powlett : dated Dec. 19 for 225l. to Neave for Easter, Trinity and Michaelmas terms : dated 1703-4 Jan. 3 for 225l. to Gwynn for said 3 terms). Money Book XVII, p. 8. Order Book VI, pp. 65, 68, 73.
Letter of direction for 269l. 3s. 9d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance : out of the moneys of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty : and is for another quarter's salary to an engineer, master gunner and 17 other gunners employed in her Majesty's service in Barbados pursuant to the Order in Council of 1702 Aug. 6 ; the first quarter having been paid them by way of advance. Disposition Book XVI, p. 237.
Same for 2000l. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 241.
Letter of direction for 2556l. 0s. 11¾d. to Mr. Howe : out of moneys arisen by sale of annuities : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in part of 87, 125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers in sea service for 1703
for clearings to Lord Lucas's Foot Regiment from April 25 last to June 24 last 819 3 7
for offreckonings to the [Army] clothiers for the 5 Regiments of Foot in the West Indies for 61 days ended June 24 last at 347l. 7s. 5¾d. each Regiment 1736 17
£2556 0 11¾
Likewise for 6000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt and is intended for imprest[s] and bills of exchange and to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XVI, p. 242.
Same for 3000l. to the Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse, out of Civil List moneys : to be for extraordinaries of the Stables. Ibid., p. 243.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Church, vicar of Pagham near Chichester, concerning frauds committed in that parish in the assessments to the Land Tax and Subsidies for the year 1702. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 217.
Same to Mr. Borret. What is Mr. Geo. Smith's answer in relation to his brother's forfeiture? Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Culpeper relating to a lease formerly granted of the Duties and Customs on lead &c. to Thomas Bushell deceased to whom Col. Culpeper is executor. Ibid., p. 218.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The Lord Treasurer approves the method proposed in your memorial of the 3rd inst. for another quarter's salary to the engineer, master gunner and 17 other gunners employed in her Majesty's service in Barbados viz. of paying such as die in the said service only to the time of their death. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Mr. Dummer relating to the Lisbon pacquet. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley to state Mr. Povey's account of moneys received and paid for Sick and Wounded from the commencement of the new commission to July 1 next. Ibid., p. 219.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 150l. to Catherine Hastings for so much due to Brigadier Hastings her late husband on the intended allowance of 200l. per an. to him from 1702 June 24 according to the Queen's pleasure declared to the Lord Treasurer in Aug. 1692 as in consideration for his services and the loss of his limbs by the wounds and great colds which he received therein. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Daniel Wilmer as a watchman in fee London port loco Thomas Reynolds deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 276.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Phillip Tinsey for employment in the Customs, he having been a considerable merchant but reduced by losses at sea in the late war. Reference Book VIII, p. 65.
Same to the Governors of Chelsea Hospital of the petition of poor reduced pensioners [part] of the [number of the] Invalids praying some provision to keep them from starving. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Lancelot Burton proposing his sureties as Receiver General of arrears of several taxes viz. the second 3s. aid anno 1698, the third 3s. aid anno 1699, the second 2s. aid anno 1700, the fourth 4s. aid anno 1701, within the palaces of Whitehall, St. James and the Verge thereof. Ibid.
July 15. Letter of direction for 5000l. to Mr. Charles Fox : out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnace on the present Land Tax : and is to be applied to bills of exchange for the service of the Additional Troops according to an agreement in that behalf. Disposition Book XVI, p. 243.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Geo. Finch, Keeper of the 4 coppices in West Henault Walk in the forest of Waltham praying the fall of the underwood of those coppices as he alleges his predecessor enjoyed. Reference Book VIII, p. 65.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Sir John Wynn Kt. and bart. against any lease to Mr. Howse of 9 shops in Wrexham and the Little Park and the pools at Holt, all in co. Denbigh. Notice to be given to John Wynn at the sign of the Coffin in Chancery Lane or to Edward Jenings of Little Lincolns Inn Fields or to the said Sir John at Watstay co. Denbigh. Caveat Book, p. 57.