Royal warrant to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a great
seal for a grant to Anne Evans, widow, of the estate (at Yeovil co.
Somerset) of George Knype of Semley co. Wilts., against whom she
has obtained judgment for 2000l. debt. Queen's Warrant Book XXII,
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances as
follows in Thomas Neale's accounts of the Country Mints for the
silver bullion, clipped and hammered money and plate imported into
the 5 Country Mints lately erected at Norwich, York, Exeter, Chester
and Bristol to be new coined [in 1696] : the said accounts having
been prepared by the late Auditor Thomas Done and examined by
Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, John Ellis, Comptroller
of same and Thomas Hall, chief clerk of same. The said accountant
is hereby to be allowed 2395l. 17s. 0¼d. being at the rate of 1d. per
pound weight for the first melting of 575,004 pounds 5 ounces of
silver, melted at the said Mints ; 6300l, for salaries of the officers
there (of whom a scheme was approved by the Treasury though no
Establishment was drawn up) being at the rate of 1260l. for each
Mint ; 9387l. 9s. 11d. for charges of building the said Mints ; 500l.
on account of Israel Hayes' bond as late Comptroller of the Mint at
Exeter pursuant to the Treasury Minute of 1698-9 Jan. 11. And in
making up the account of the Mint at York the said accountant is
to be charged with 1912l. 10s. 6d. for short returns of silver upon
the first melting and is to be allowed 624l. 0s. 9d. for an engine by
him delivered into the Mint at the Tower pursuant to an Act of
Parliament in that behalf. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 77-9.
Money warrant for 150l. to William Peasly, Chief Justice of
Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea for Easter and Trinity terms
last on his salary of 300l. per an. : with dormant clause for said
salary termly in future. (Money order dated July 21 hereon).
Money Book XVI, p. 396. Order Book VI, p. 28.
Same for 100l. to the executors of Joan Ellesdon and 100l. to
Anthony and Charles [Ellesdon] and 100l. to Ann and Mary Ellesdon
children of the said Joan for one year to Xmas 1689 on their respective
pensions : they having been paid no further than 1688 Xmas
thereon. (Money orders dated July 21 hereon). Money Book XVI,
p. 396. Order Book VI, p. 30.
Same for 95l. 14s. 10d. to John Deleau for a surplusage on his
account to 1702 Sept. 29 as sheriff of Surrey : same being occasioned
by payments for apprehending George Coffin, Phillip Devon, George
Watercombe, John Sanders and John Gallery robbers on the highway.
(Money order dated July 27 hereon). Money Book XVI,
p. 397. Order Book VI, p. 34. Disposition Book XVI, p. 256.
Same for 50l. to Henry Baker for 1703 June 24 quarter's salary as
Treasury Solicitor. Money Book XVI, p. 399. Disposition Book
XVI, p. 256.
Same for 150l. for same quarter's salaries to the Agents for Taxes
(William Clayton, Robert Barker, Richard Shoreditch) on their 200l.
per an. each. Money Book XVI, p. 399.
Same for 100l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell, Second Justice of Denbigh,
Flint and Montgomery for last Easter and Trinity terms on his 200l.
per an. salary : with dormant clause for same in future.
The like for Thomas Webb Esq as Second Justice of Pembroke,
Carmarthen and Cardigan. Ibid., p. 400.
Letter of direction for 4000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out
of moneys arisen by sale of annuities : and is to be paid over to
Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded Seamen : and to
be placed in the Navy Accounts to the head of Victualling.
Disposition Book XVI, p. 243.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy,
to pay to the abovesaid Povey 6000l. out of tallies for 300,000l. in
your hands on the Land Tax : to be placed to the head of Wages.
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so direct payment
of the abovesaid two sums to the Navy Treasurer for imprest to
the said Povey). Disposition Book XVI, p. 244.
Letter of direction for 11,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of
the 300,000l. tallies as above : to be for payment of last Lady day
quarter to the Chest at Chatham : and to be placed to the head of
Wages. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners). Ibid., p. 245.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cardonel. I am in receipt of yours of
the 18th ult. and the 16th and 19th inst. new style. In reply I am
to say that the Lord Treasurer has with Mr. Blathwayt read over
the draft Establishments you sent in the first letter and has directed
Mr. Blathwayte to prepare Establishments as far as he is able from
the copies of such of the Treaties as are already come to his hands
and from your memoranda and amendments concerning the Regiments
of Churchill, Portmore and the 2 that were sent from Ireland.
The case of the additional Company of Brigadier Hamilton's Regiment
is referred to my Lord Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwayt and when
they have made their report my Lord Treasurer will give such further
directions therein as he thinks proper. My Lord has also approved
your [draft of a] warrant for taking off the respits from Brigadier
Lloyd's Regiment from 25 Dec. to Feb. 24 last. As to the pay of the
2 Brigadiers Orkney and Ingoldsby my Lord thinks that if Mr.
Sweet has already paid them from Midsummer to Xmas 1702 out
of the 700,000l. and has so brought same to account then no further
payment can be made hereafter out of the revenue of Ireland for
that time ; but if the money was only lent or advanced to them
then it may be satisfied in Ireland as was first intended, on their
giving an acquittance to repay the money advanced by him.
Please acquaint his Grace [of Marlborough] that the charge of the
Hospitals in Flanders is to come out of the poundage of the army
there and the said poundage is part of the clearings and cannot be
remitted from hence till the clearings are adjusted, and my Lord
Treasurer therefore desires that an account be sent hither of the last
2 months' clearings. And as he is informed that the Colonels or their
agents refuse or delay to receive the clearings that have been sent
to them, he thinks this may be prejudicial to the subalterns and
soldiers and occasion complaints. He therefore desires that they
may be received and duly applied "and consequently the poundage
will be ready for the Hospitals." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 220.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to license Edmund Dummer, owner of the West India pacquet boats,
to carry goods and merchandises, on security for the due reporting
and entering thereof and of compliance with the Navigation laws
&c. The goods now under stop at Falmouth for being imported
without licence are hereby to be delivered. Out Letters (Customs)
XIV, p. 279.
Same by same to the Auditor and the Receiver of Wales and to
the [sede vacante] Receiver of the rents and profits of the bishopric
of St. David's, to execute repairs at the house and outhouses
belonging to the bishopric of St. David's at Abergwilly to a sum not
exceeding 50l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 49.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen s Remembrancer
to take the security of Arthur Evans and Richard Husbands of
London merchants as sureties of John Evans in 2000l. on his appointment
as Deputy Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania and
annexed territories. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 51.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord
Chamberlain's warrant dated 30 June 1702 to the Master of the
Jewel House to deliver to the Earl of Albemarle 130 ounces of gilt
plate as a present from the Queen at the christening of his child.
Ibid., p. 19.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for an extent
against the surety of Benjamin Shurmer, tobacconist of Bristol,
on tobacco bonds, detailed, to a total of 657l. 7s. 3½d.
Prefixng : affidavit by Thomas Beech, Collector of Bristol port,
as to said bonds. Ibid., p. 50.
Same by same to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum
of 78,462l. 15s. 5d. to Deficient Funds as follow, said sum being
the proceeds between 22 June last and July 20 inst. from branches
of the revenue as follow viz. 1072l. 1s. 4½d. from Windows Duty ;
2378l. 11s. 6d. from Additional Impositions; 3560l. 14s. 4d.
from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 18,286l. 9s. 10½d. from
New Customs; 3700l. from Marriages; 39,809l. 18s. 4d. from
Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be
hereby as follows :
computed by Act
How they stood
upn the Register
the 20th July,
and application hereby
First 4s. Aid
Third 4s. Aid
Fourth 4s. Aid
Second Quarterly Poll
Three Fourths Customs
Two Thirds Additional Excise
Vellum and Parchment
Money Book XVI, p. 401.
Letter of direction for 13,835l. 1s. 7¾d. to John Howe : out of
loans on the Duties on Coals : as in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d.
for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703 : and is to be applied to the
clearing of the Troops and Regiments [in England] from April 25
last to June 24 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 245.
Same for 55,918l. 12s. 8½d. to same out of moneys coming to said
Howe's hands in repayment of the loans in his name for 100,000l.
registered on the first part of the Subsidies : to be applied to services
as follows in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. as above : viz.
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments
from 1703 Sept. 3 to Dec. 24 and to the 4
Companies at New York and the Company
at Bermudas from June 25 last to Dec. 24
for the pay of the Captain General, Officers,
and General Staff Officers from April 25
last to Dec. 24 next
In the margin : "this letter contradicted because afterwards directed
out of money to be advanced on these tallies." Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Governor, Deputy Governor and Major of
Chelsea Hospital. The Lord Treasurer is frequently solicited by the
reduced men of the 4 Companies of Invalids for some provision to
be made for them. Please view these men and where you find any
of them fit for service take care that they may be entertained or
wholly dismissed. As to disabled men you are to represent their
numbers, names and conditions to my Lord to the end some provision
may be made for them. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 221.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed petition [missing]
of George Granville on behalf of Sir Bevill Granville, Governor of
Barbados, praying to receive his salary clear of Exchequer fees and
taxes and that his additional salary may commence from the date
of his commission. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of
Thomas, Lord Fairfax and partners praying a grant of all wrecks,
riches, bullion, merchandises, &c. whatsoever which were at any
time before 1 April 1702 or which shall be before 1705 Aug. 20 left,
cast away, wrecked or lost by shipwreck in or near the "the latitudes"
[degrees] 15 and 18 south latitude in the West Indies. Ibid. p. 222.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to excuse Andrew Corbett from examining the securities of the
Plantation receipt, the same being under the care of Sir John Shaw
and Charles Shaw, Collectors Inwards London port, and that Corbett
apply himself only to the examination of officers' securities and
soliciting the debts standing out on the Plantation receipt. Out
Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 299.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the
petition of Francis Smalley, merchant, shewing that trading to the
Canaries he has been disappointed of his returns by reason of the
present war : therefore praying delay in meeting his Customs bonds
of 2500l. he having a much greater sum owing to him in the Canaries.
Reference Book VIII, p. 66.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the memorial
of Mr. Wise shewing that several [persons] have made encroachments
in St. James's Park and thrown down part of the wall. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
to forbear process against William Borret for his account of moneys
imprested for Crown law prosecutions. Warrants not Relating to
Money XVIII, p. 50.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners and the Prizes
Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Hampton
Court July 8 inst. that Henry Smalwood and James Purdie and
Richard Lockyer and the other persons concerned (in behalf of
themselves and 6 more mariners belonging to the ship Association)
shall have and receive their share and proportion of the damaged
goods which with great difficulty they did dive for, sweep and take
up out of the river Vigo three days after the French ships were taken
and destroyed there : being indigo and cochineal which they brought
in the said ship Association to Blackstakes where the Prize officers
seized said goods and carried them to London and put into the
warehouse at Buttolph's Wharf, "as is usually allowed to captors,
when the same are legally condemned." Ibid., p. 51.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against
Henry Shales and Charles Shales, goldsmith, sons of John Shales,
who was Commissary General of the Provisions for the Army in
Ireland in the late war, on the supers set upon the said John Shales
in the account of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of
the Forces there ; his account thereof being now engrossed. Ibid.,
Report [to Treasurer Godolphin] from William Blathwayt
[as Auditor of the Plantations] on the petition of Col. Thomas
Handasyde, Lieut. Governor of Jamaica and others praying a grant
of gold and silver mines in said island. Upon former informations
of such mines in Jamaica James II in 1687 granted to the late Duke
of Albemarle all mines of gold and silver in several of the Plantations
in America but to be opened within 3 years thereafter. The said
patent is void by non-performance. Petitioners may therefore be
gratified in their request and such grant may continue for 31 years
at a royalty of a fifth of the neat produce (which is the proportion
reserved to the Crown in the Spanish dominions) : the undertakers
working at their own charge, keeping duplicate accounts &c. and
some mine or mines to be opened and worked within 3 years. Out
Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 110-2.
William Blathwayt to Mr. Docmenique. Hasten your account of
the debt to the Crown from the Proprietors of East and West New
Jerzey. Ibid., p. 110.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mr. Rowe, Keeper of Hyde Park, for
last June 24 quarter for wages of the underkeepers and of the person
attending the Gate and for hay and beans for the deer. (Letter of
direction dated Aug. 4 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 402. Disposition
Book XVI, p. 251.
Same for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett Esqr., Lieut. Governor and
Commander-in-Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands, for last June
24 quarter's salary. (Money order dated Aug. 2 hereon). (Letter
of direction dated Aug. 4 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 405.
Order Book XV, p. 38. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes,
for last June 24 quarter ; 5l. thereof to be paid by him to a messenger
for attending said Agents. Order Book VI, p. 31.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to the Justices of the Principality of
Wales as follow : out of Civil List moneys : viz. 150l. each to William
Peasley, Marmaduke Gwynne, William Powlett, Charles Cox,
Phillip Neave, and Thomas Webb and 100l. to Sir Salathiel Lovell.
Disposition Book XVI, p. 246.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret to ascertain from Mr. Smith
whether he will proceed upon his proposition for his brother's forfeited
estate ; otherwise it must be disposed of to some other. Out Letters
(General) XVII, p. 221.
Same to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Lord Admiral's Council the
enclosed letters [missing] from Visct. Cornbury, Governor of New
York, and Col. Quarry of Pennsylvania ; being matter of complaint
against Capt. Rogers who commanded the Queen's ship Jersey in
those parts. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of Joseph Cagnony and Company of London merchants praying
delivery of a seizure of 40 bags of Jesuits Bark which is of the growth
of Maranon [Maranham] in West India in the King of Portugal's
dominion and from thence brought to England in an English ship
of which the owner and all men are English and Duty duly paid ;
same having been seized by one Singleton of the Custom House on
pretence the importation is contrary to the Act of Navigation.
Reference Book VIII, p. 66.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
for stay of process against Sir Thomas Littleton on his accounts as
Treasurer of the Navy : he having exhibited same to the proper
officers. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 53.
Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquets of in custodiam
leases under the Exchequer seal as follows : viz.
of lands in co. Sussex to John Naldret being part of the lands of
Thomas Agates senr. and junr. and George Agates, outlaws ;
of lands in co. Hereford to Judith Tyrrell being part of the lands
of Samuel Birch Esq., outlaw ;
of lands in co. Kent to Jacob Haffenden being part of the lands
of Robert Seely, outlaw. Ibid., p. 54.
Royal sign manual for 125l. to Henry Foubert as royal bounty for
his charges in the maintenance and support of our Royal Academy
between Xmas 1702 and Midsummer 1703. (Money warrant dated
July 31 hereon). (Money order dated July 27 [sic? for 31] hereon).
(Letter of direction dated Aug. 4 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book
XXII, p. 84. Order Book VI, p. 31. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
for stay of process against William Hubbald, late Paymaster of the
Train of Artillery in Ireland, his accounts of his imprests for same
having been already passed by the Commissioners of Accounts in
Ireland, but the same not being admitted for his discharge he desires
respite until his vouchers can be obtained from thence. Warrants
not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 52.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment
of 210l. per an. as follows from 1701 Xmas : viz. to the
Conservator and Supervisor of the forest of Dean co. Gloucester
100l. per an. and to the 6 Keepers of said forest 80l. per an. to be
divided equally amongst them and a further 30l. per an. to them
to be distributed according to the quantity of enclosures within
their respective walks and districts : being a renewal of the like
privy seal of Wm. III. which is become void by his death. Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, pp. 79-80.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to give warrant to Thomas Hewet,
Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, to fell timber enough in
Sherwood Forest to make a small riding cross the woods of Birkland
and Bille [Bilhay] in said forest as an advantage to the chase and
no injury to said forest : as is represented by John, Duke of Newcastle,
Warden thereof. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant accordingly
to said Hewet dated Aug. 4 hereon). Ibid., p. 83. Warrants not
Relating to Money XVIII, p. 117.
Royal sign manual for 3000l. to Isabella Arundell, lately Isabella
Went worth, one of the Maids of Honour, as royal bounty for her
marriage portion. (Money warrant dated July 29 hereon). (Money
order dated July 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 4
hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 85. Order Book VI,
p. 32. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise
John, Lord Granville to buy 1600 tons of tin yearly for 7 years from
the tinners of Cornwall and Devon : the tinners having represented
their sad and deplorable condition and the great decay of the
Stannaries during the late war occasioned by the fall in the price
of tin and their apprehensions of falling under the like if not greater
calamities by the combination of merchants and other dealers in
tin ; and the tin works being become more chargeable by reason of
their great depth and expenses in drawing of water and materials
being much dearer than formerly. The said purchases are to be at
3l. 10s. 0d. per hundred[weight] stannary weight to encourage the
tinners to continue and improve their adventures.
Appending : instructions to be observed by said Lord Granville
in execution hereof. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 86-89.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay to Justice Dolben
111l. 17s. 0d. and 100l. ut supra p. 314. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII,
Same to same to pay to the Countess of Dorchester all moneys
received since 1700 May 28 (the date of a royal warrant of Wm. III
in this behalf ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XV, pp. 361-2) by the collectors
of rents in Ireland within 3 years from that date out of the 5000l. per
an. quit rents granted to said Countess by James II ; and further to
continue to so pay same for 3 years from date hereof. Ibid., p. 286.
Money order for 100l. to Sir Salathiel Lovell for last Easter and
Trinity terms on his salary as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and
Montgomery. Order Book VI, p. 36.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Richard Crawley, Receiver
of the Salvage money and other Droits and Perquisites of Admiralty,
to receive from Francis D' Laet 603l. in satisfaction of moneys
received by Sir Paul Rycaut at Hamburg for East India goods out
of the sloop Frederick belonging to Frederick Phillips of New York,
having East India goods on board brought from the pirates of
Madagascar, which ship arriving in Hamburg in June 1698 was seized
by said Rycaut, late Resident at Hamburg, and was condemned in the
Admiralty Court as perquisites of the Admiralty, which condemnation
was in effect confirmed on appeal in Chancery. Out of the said
sum the amount of 207l. 7s. 6d. is to be repaid to the said D' Laet
as executor of said Rycaut for the expenses of prosecution. Warrants
not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 53.
Money warrant for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to the Earl of Nottingham
and Sir Charles Hedges for last June 24 quarter as Secretaries of
State. (Money orders dated July 15 hereon). Money Book XVI,
p. 315. Order Book VI, p. 27. Disposition Book XVI, p. 240.
Letter of direction for 5814l. 4s. 2d. to the Treasurer of the
Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied as follows :
for last June 24 quarter on the established
allowances in that Office
to the Lord Almoner by way of advance for a
quarter to Sept. 29 next on the Establishment
for the Daily Alms and poor at the
for Sir Benjamin Bathurst for hire of lodging
last winter according to a Lord Chamberlain's
for travelling charges to several servants who
attended the Queen at Windsor and Bath
last summer, upon like warrants, according
to the several allowances on the present
Establishment of the Treasurer of the
Disposition Book XVI, p. 247.
Same for 3465l. 11s. 11d. to Edward Nicholas [as Paymaster of
the Queen's private pensions and charities] : out of Civil List
moneys : and is intended to satisfy to June 24 last the several
pensions or bounties payable by him. Ibid.
Same for 15,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on
the Subsidies : and is intended for the Victualling Commissioners
and to be applied by them to the answering of bills of exchange,
Short Allowance Money, Necessary Money to pursers, and other
Contingencies of their office. Disposition Book XVI, p. 247.
Treasury reference to Samuell Atkinson and the rest of the late
Commissioners of Transports of the petition of William Kidgell and
his wife shewing that they have by assignment 4 certificates for
Transport service in 1690 amounting to 1267l. 7s. 0d. ; and the
Transports Commissioners having orders to recall such certificates
and give debentures for same do refuse to exchange petitioners'
certificates : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 66.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report
on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Countess of Dorchester
concerning arrears of quit rents in grant to her of 1500l. per an.,
praying payment of said arrears and that what shall be found
insolvent thereof may be struck off from her account. Send me a
state of said arrears and also of what remains unsatisfied to her on
her pension of 3500l. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 287.
Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Walker, for last June 24 quarter
on his salary as Housekeeper of her Majesty's Palace at Newmarket.
(Letter of direction dated Aug. 4 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 403.
Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to
pay 5875l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for 1¼ years to June 24 last
on her annuity of 4700l. Money Book XVI, p. 406.
Money warrant for 670l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Wyvell, Receiver
General of Taxes for cos. Yorks., Durham and Northumberland,
being 5s. per 100l. on 268,245l. 8s. 10½d. by him paid into the
Exchequer viz. 84,869l. 12s. 7d. on the 3s. Aid anno 1699 ; 56,565l.
8s. 4d. on the second 2s. Aid anno 1700 ; 85,509l. 15s. 7½dd. on the
fourth 3s. Aid anno 1701 ; 12,809l. 4s. 0d. on the Duties on Marriages
for 3 years ended 1702 May 1 and 28,491l. 5s. 4d. for the Duties on
Houses for the 3 years ended 1702 March 25. (Money order dated
Aug. 6 hereon). Ibid., p. 406. Order Book VI, p. 46.
Money order for 455l. 8s. 0½d. to John Walker, Usher of the
Exchequer Court, for 133 days' diet 1702-3 March 11 to July 22 inst.
[for himself at 5d. a day] and for necessaries delivered to the officers
of said Court in Trinity term 1703. Order Book VI, p. 32.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox. The Lord Treasurer is willing that
the 40,000l. tallies and orders in your name on Malt for 1703 should
be assigned to such persons as will advance thereon at 4 per cent,
discount. Please take care that same be done accordingly and
give my Lord an account thereof. Disposition Book XVI, p. 249.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
to forbear process against Rowland Holt on his accounts as
Comptroller General of the Customs, some of his accounts being
before the Auditors [of Imprests] undeclared. Warrants not Relating
to Money XVIII, p. 57.
Same to same to forbear process against Lord Edward Russell
on his accounts as late Treasurer of the Chamber ; his said accounts
for 3½ years to Michaelmas 1701 having been delivered in to the
Remembrancer and his [final] account for a quarter and some odd
days (completing the whole time for which he is accomptant) is
preparing and ready for examination. Ibid., p. 58.
Same to William Borret to deliver to Thomas Brabant all the
writings and books of accounts in your hands in any way relating
to the tithe of the manor of Frognall alias Frogenhall co. Kent and
the manors of Thockrington alias Thorington, Little Bavington
and Great Bavington co. Northumberland which were seized on
pretence that the Crown had a title to said estates but no prosecution
has commenced thereon and Lord Chief Justice Trevor sees no cause
to proceed thereon, and the said Brabant has made oath that he
does not know of any secret trust in the premises for the benefit of
any Romish seminaries or foundations contrary to law. Ibid., p. 57.
Same to the Commissioners of Stamped Paper &c. to forbear
process against John Baddaley of Newcastle co. Stafford, carrier,
on the 43l. 18s. 0d. with which he stands charged for a parcel of
stamped paper and parchment delivered to him 1698 Oct. 3 directed
to John Riley of Newcastle aforesaid, which was unfortunately lost
or stolen from him ; his circumstances being low and he being a
fit object of compassion. Ibid., p. 59.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier
to pay the salary of 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. to John Waring junr. as Searcher
of Chester. Money Book XVI, p. 400.
Money warrant for 1000l. to the Earl of Kinnoul for one year to
June 24 last on his pension. Ibid., p. 403.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to
allow in the account of Lionel Heme (of his cancelling of Exchequer
Bills by the money arising from the second 3s. Aid and the third
part of the fourth 3s. Aid) of his several cravings detailed amounting
to 870l. 19s. 11d. (being 420l. 19s. 11d. for disbursements and 225l.
and 225l. for allowances) : report having been made by Charles Twitty
and William Clayton, two officers of the Exchequer, that from 1698
Nov. 22 (the time of Heme's appointment to that service) to 1702
Dec. 24 the Exchequer Bills cancelled by him upon the abovesaid
funds amount to 541,498l. 10s. 3¾d. viz. 192,265l. 18s. 11¾d. on the
second 3s. Aid, and 349,232l. 11s. 4d. on the third part of the fourth
3s. Aid. Ibid., p. 404.
Money warrant for 280l. for the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants
at Arms as follows :
25l. to the executors of Sir Thomas St. George, late Garter,
for a quarter to 1702 Xmas.
25l. to Sir Henry St. George, Garter, for 1703 June 24 quarter.
20l. to Sir Henry St. George for half a year to Lady day last
as late Clarencieux.
30l. to Robert Devenish, Norroy, for three quarters to June
20l. each for same time to Henry Dethick, Richmond Herald ;
Gregory King, Lancaster Herald ; Charles Mawson, Chester
Herald ; Peers Maudit, Windsor Herald ; Samuell Stebbing,
Somerset Herald ; Lawrence Cromp, York Herald.
15l. each for same time to John Gibbon, Bluemantle Pursuivant ;
Peter Le Neve, Rouge Croix Pursuivant ; John
Hare, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant ; John Heskett, Portcullis
Pursuivant. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 4 hereon).
Money Book XVI, p. 405. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Money warrant for 172L. 10s. 0d. to James Chase, Apothecary in
ordinary to the Queen's person, for l½ years to June 24 last on his
patent fee. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 4 hereon). Money Book
XII, p. 407. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Same for 30l. to Robert Stephens, messenger appointed to look
after the Printing Press, for half a year's reward to June 24 last :
being 25l. for reward and 5l. for charges and expenses therein.
(Money order dated Aug. 3 for 90l. being 75l. for l½ years as above
and 15l. for his charges therein). (The letter of direction dated
August 4 hereon is for 90l.). Money Book XVI, p. 407. Order Book
VI, p. 33. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed,
for one year to June 24 last of the office for licensing Hawkers and
Pedlars : total 262l. 19s. 9d. Money Book XVI, p. 408.
Money warrant for 39l. 17s. 9d. to John Davenport for a surplusage
on his account to 1702 Sept. 29 as Sheriff of co. Chester. (Money
order dated Aug. 12 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 4
hereon). Ibid., p. 408. Order Book VI, p. 38. Disposition Book
XVI, p. 251.
Letter of direction for 2773l. 19s. 8½d. to the Treasurer of the Navy :
to be issued out of funds as follows : viz. 1343l. 16s. 4½d. of the
25 per cent, on French Goods ; 593l. 6s. 3d. of Customs ended at
Xmas 1699 ; 88l. 14s. l½d. of the 5s. per chaldron on cinders before
May 14 last; 170l. 4s. 0d. of the Plantation Duty ; 577l. 18s. 5½d.
of the rent of Hackney Coaches : and is to be paid over to Samuell
Atkinson and Nicholas Roop on account of the charge of transports
before 1702 Dec. 24 : and is to be charged on the Navy account as
part of the charge of 10,000 men for sea service anno 1702.
Disposition Book XVI, p. 248.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for an account
of the gross and net yearly produce of the Duties on logwood since
Sept. 1673 when the first grant was made to the Earl of Rochester
in trust for the Duke of St. Albans. Out Letters (General) XVII,
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed report
from John Pelham, Deputy Clerk of the Pells, touching the money
stopped at the Exchequer for any of the taxes on salaries, pensions
&c. Send an exact account thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands enclosing the
petition [missing] of John Rayner for a fresh lease of a corn mill
and lands in co. Lincoln on a fine of 250l. The Lord Treasurer
agrees to the said fine and you are to prepare a lease accordingly.
Ibid., p. 297.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Theoph[ilus].
Westwood, one of the underkeepers of the New Park at Richmond,
praying that said Park may be surveyed in order to repairs, same
being now in a ruinous condition. Reference Book VIII, p. 67.
Treasury Commission to John Allen as a Surveyor of the Duties
on Houses and on Marriages. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII,
Treasury letters patent confirming George Larkin as Deputy in
the Leeward Caribbee Islands to William Blathwaite Auditor of the
Plantations. Ibid., p. 497.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
and the Prizes Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Hampton
Court July 8 to the like effect ut supra p. 344 relating to prize
goods fished up at Vigo by Robert Bartholomew, master of the
Owners Adventure, Henry West, master of the Brethrens Love, John
Brook, master of the Mayflower and Thomas Young, master of the
Hatley Frigate employed as transports in her Majesty's service at
Vigo : said goods being cochineal, hides, indigo, annetta, &c., books,
skins, 10 small pictures, some old colours &c. taken up in four fathom
water with great labour
Appending : schedule of said goods.
(The like warrant dated July 30 for goods similarly fished up by
Richard Hudson, master of the Dixwell ketch. Prefixing : a like
order of the Queen in Council dated Windsor July 18). Warrants
not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 55-56, 69-70.
Subscription by same of a warrant by the Earl of Carlisle, [Deputy]
Earl Marshal of England, dated June 20 to the Master of the Great
Wardrobe for the provision of a coat of the Queen's arms as they
are marshalled, of the length and breath accustomed, embroidered
upon velvet with fine Venice gold for Sir Henry St. George, now made
Garter Principal King of Arms ; and 18 yards of scarlet satin for a
robe and 10 yards of white taffety to line the same, with an escotcheon
of St. George to be laid on the left shoulder and laces, buttons and
tassels of scarlet silk and Venice gold for same. Ibid., p. 58.
Warrant by same to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown
Lands, to cause the meadow (meadows) and studd at Hampton
Court to be wholly fenced off from the bargeway there with a close
pale bank and quick sett within to shelter said meadows from easterly
winds to which they are exposed, and to preserve the mares and colts
of said studd from any mischances which may happen from rude
careless fellows and their horses that tow barges up the river : the
same being about 450 rod and may be done for 500l. Ibid., p. 59.
Warrant to Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to William Whitehead of
the office of bailiff of St. Mary's, York etc : ut supra, p. 331.
Prefixing : particular by Auditor Henry Shales of the premises and
ratal thereof by the Surveyor of Crown Lands. Warrants not
Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 60-1.
Same to same for a particular of 3 acres of land now in the
possession of Richard Goodson in the borough of St. Albans, at the
west end of the Abbey Church, being in part arable land on which
the Crown formerly had stables erected, some old ruins of which
remain to this day : ail in order to a lease thereof to Charles
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Middleton's
petition for same. The Board of Greencloth have from time to time
let the profits of the said meadows for 10l. a year paid into the Office
of the Cofferer of the Household. Ibid., p. 66.
William Blathwayt to Col. Codrington enclosing copy of Mr.
Chaplain's petition &c. for a grant of fines and lands forfeited to
the Crown by several Irish Papists within the Leeward Islands ;
as also for the place of Escheator or Receiver of the Casual Revenue
there. Please inform me of the true value of the fines and the present
state and value of the lands petitioned for and whether there be
any Escheator or Receiver of the Casual revenue or not : so that I
may report thereon to my Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (Plantations
Auditor) II, p. 112.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a warrant by the Earl of
Jersey, Lord Chamberlain, to Cha. Godfrey, Master of the Jewel
House, for the delivery to Secretary Hedges of a silver box with the
Queen's arms engraven on the outside to contain the Great Seal.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 58.
Royal sign manual for 305l. to Robert Harley for 61 days, May 31
last to July 31 next, on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the
House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon). (Money
order dated Aug. 3 [sic for 5] hereon). (Letter of direction dated
Aug. 4 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 83. Money Book
XVI, p. 407. Order Book VI, p. 32. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Same for 1100l. to John, Lord Granville as royal bounty for the
charges of his journey to Cornwall and Devon to hold a Parliament
or Convocation of Tinners and for his expenses in that service.
(Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon). (Money order dated Aug.
3 [? sic for 5] hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 4 hereon).
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 84. Money Book XVI, p. 407.
Order Book VI, p. 30. Disposition Book XVI, p. 251.
Royal warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 100l. to
Roger Hallet for one year to June 24 last on his allowance as a Page
of the Removing Wardrobe and to pay said allowance in future
quarterly. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 85.
Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to William Lowndes for Secret
Service : without account. (Money warrant dated Aug. 3 hereon).
(Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 86. Order Book VI,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate 2
lost annuity orders Nos. 560 and 561 for 42l. each in the names of
Thomas Lister senr. and Richard [Lister]. Order Book VI, p. 23.
Letter of direction for 12,984l. 7s. 6d. to Mr. Charles Fox : out
of loans on the Duties on Coals and as in part of his order for Subsidies
to be paid on Alliances : and is intended for the King of
Portugal in part of the Queen's proportion of the sums stipulated to
be paid to him by the Treaty now on foot. (Cancelled and replaced
by a like letter dated Aug. 3 for 13,078l. 2s. 6d. to same for said King
towards payment of the Queen's proportion of 500,000 pieces of
Eight payable upon the ratification of the late Treaty with Portugal
for preparing the Army and other things needful for the operation
of the first year according to the eighth article of the said Treaty).
(William Lowndes dated Aug. 3 to said Fox to so apply same).
Disposition XVI, pp. 248, 249.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the
enclosed memorial [missing] of Guy Palmes, late one of the four Tellers
[of the Receipt], praying delivery of his surety bonds, he having
regularly passed his accounts. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 222.
J. Taylour, dated Windsor, [in the place of William Lowndes], to
the Right Hon. Mr. Methuen. The Lord Treasurer has received
your letter of the 29th and has sent directions to Mr. Lowndes to
take care that the value of the 60,000 pieces of Eight mentioned in
your memorial be issued to Mr. Fox next Tuesday morning to be
paid over to the merchants employed by the King of Portugal to buy
corn here, on their giving good bills for the same payable at Lisbon.
Please give notice thereof to the persons concerned so to receive same
from Mr. Fox on Tuesday next, and please send "him" their names to
prevent any mistake in this affair. The Lord Treasurer intends, as
soon as his health will permit, to adjust the manner and rate of
remitting the other money you mention. Please intimate this to
Portugal by the next post. Please "excuse this not being in his
lordship's own hand, his indisposition being such as will not permit
him to write." Ibid., p. 224.
Treasury reference to [Sidney Godolphin], the Auditor for Wales,
of the petition of Dorothy Wynne, widow of Dr. Owen Wynne, for a
new grant of the profits of the Original Seal of Anglesea, Carnarvon
and Merioneth and of the Pre Fines and Recoveries acknowledged
and suffered in the said Counties : on surrender of the 31 years'
grant made to her husband 1691 July 3. Reference Book VIII, pp.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, to
employ John Parker in such place in the revenue as he is fit for.
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 287.