Warrant Book
August 1703, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: August 1703, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 364-377. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84316 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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August 1703, 11-20

Aug. 11. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office for 1703 Lady day quarter : total 948l. 10s. 6¾d.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Malt Office for same quarter : total 239l. 2s. 3d. Money Book XVI, pp. 413, 414.
Letter of direction for 61,500l. to Charles Fox on his order for 200,000l. on account of the Queen's proportion [of subsidies payable for] for alliances : to be issued out of revenue as follows viz. 20,000l. of loans on the new Duty on Coals ; 20,000l. of loans on the new Duty on Malt and 21,500l. of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on the present year's Land Tax : and is intended to be remitted to Portugal for the value of 273,333⅓ weighty pieces of Eight at 4s. 6d. each viz.
Pieces of Eight.
to complete 250,000 pieces of Eight for the Queen's part of 500,000 pieces of Eight agreed to be paid for preparations for the Army to act in Portugal 190000
for paying so much as shall be due by the Treaty for the Queen's part of 2 months' advance for 13,000 men, raised or to be raised in Portugal 83333⅓
273333⅓
Disposition Book XVI, p. 249.
Same for 2607l. 12s. 1d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : as in part of the charge of 10,000 men for sea service for 1703 and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the 6 Marine Regiments, for services as follow : viz.
£ s. d.
for 2 months' subsistence to Brigadier Seymour's Regiment now in garrison at Portsmouth from Aug. 24 next to Oct. 24 next 1607 12 1
for the Officers and soldiers sick on shore of the other 5 Regiments that are gone to sea upon account 1000
£2607 12 1
(William Lowndes dated Aug. 17 to the Navy Commissioners to direct said payment accordingly). Ibid., pp. 253, 255.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your representation of the 3rd inst. concerning officers of Excise who act by commissions granted under the late King. Since it is the Attorney General's opinion that those commissions determined by the King's decease notwithstanding the Act of 7 Wm. III. his lordship agrees to the offering of another clause to be passed in some Act in the next Sessions for confirming the said commissions, to save the trouble and charge of renewing same and the sureties thereof "which [as you inform his lordship] will be very great and difficult." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 226.
Same dated from Windsor Castle to the Attorney General to report his opinion on the enclosed memorial [missing] which has been laid before the Lord Treasurer by the Commissioners for Prizes, touching the proceedings of the Admiralty Court at Lisbon in restoring a Neapolitan ship taken as prize by the Queen's ship Montague and carried into Lisbon. Please report your opinion thereon as soon as conveniently may be. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital concerning the Invalids lately reduced. Please report to the Lord Treasurer as soon as possible the qualifications of the several Invalids that are continued on the [Chelsea Hospital] Establishment. Ibid, p. 227.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Thomas Brerewood, merchant, undertaker for clothing the Regiment of Dragoons which was intended to have been raised under the Duke of Schomburgh. Was the contract made pursuant to the articles of your instructions? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 228.
Same to Mr. Morley. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave of absence from the Prize Office to attend the Queen during her stay at Bath pursuant to orders which you have received from the Lord Chamberlain. Ibid., p. 231.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Lord Mayor of London praying a grant of the estate of Joshuah Wakelin, an intestate bastard. Ibid., p. 234.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Clinton, collector of salt Duties for co. Devon, praying for allowance of the sum of 25l. which he repaid to a merchant for damaged salt "which he can produce a certificate for and that he may not be charged with interest for the time he had the money arising by the Duty of salt in his hands, he having never been called upon for it, though he was collector for some years last past, till some time after the establishment of the present Commissioners, he having never made any advantage thereof but keeping the same for security in an iron chest expecting every day to be called upon for it." Reference Book VIII, p. 67.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the Earl of Orford for allowance of 1821l. 19s. 10½d. for the salaries &c. of his clerks between the time he was discharged from being Treasurer of the Navy and the time of the patent of Sir Thomas Littleton, present Treasurer thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Goodridge, master of the ship Four Brothers from Virginia, shewing that "coming home, putting into Virginia," his men were impressed into the Queen's service who had amongst them 17 cases of tobacco, 2 of which were admitted to an entry and the other 15 seized "by reason they had no boards at the end though they were all cased according to the Act" therefore praying for same to be admitted to an entry. Ibid., p. 68.
Same to Mr. Parkhurst of the petition of Sarah Buckeridge, widow of Seaborn Buckeridge, for payment of 180l. for the use of the house where the late Office for Prizes was kept, to wit for 3 years on the 60l. per an. for fire, candles &c. ; 350l. for arrears of salary to said Seaborn Buckeridge for 1¾ years on 200l. per an. as Accountant General [of Prizes] ; and 37l. for incidents. Ibid., p. 72.
William Lowndes to Sir William Robinson to report on the enclosed state [missing] of Col. Venner's accounts as Governor of the Hospital in Ireland between the 7th July 1690 and the 13th March following. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 288. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 227.
Aug. 12. Money warrant for 6l. to John Massinger, tidesurveyor at Harwich, for a moiety of a seizure of English money shipped for transportation. [Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 412. Order Book VI, p. 35. Disposition Book XVI, p. 254.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the last June 24 quarter's incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office : total 520l. 2s. 10¾d. Money Book XVI, p. 415.
Money warrant for 20l. to James Wooton as royal bounty for his transportation as a chaplain to Maryland. (Money order dated Aug. 12 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 422. Order Book VI, p. 39. Disposition Book XVI, p. 256.
Letter of direction for issues as follows to the Navy and Ordnance respectively : out of the moneys of the Surplus of the Malt Duty for the year 1702 : viz.
£
to the Treasurer of the Navy to be paid over to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roope for freight due on the 24 Dec. 1702 for 29 ships that went on the late Expedition to Spain and were discharged the service after their return home : and is to be placed [to account] as part of the charge to be borne on the Navy accounts of the 10,000 soldiers for sea service for the year 1703 18570
to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, in further part of the proportion allotted to that Office for sea service for the year 1702 20000
£38570
(William Lowndes dated Aug. 17 to the Navy Commissioners to direct the payment of said 18,570l. accordingly). Disposition Book XVI, pp. 252, 255.
Same for the issue of 8846l. 8s. 8d. as follows : out of Civil List moneys : viz.
£ s. d.
to Sir Henry Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household, upon account for the service of the Household, whereof 3471l. 18s. 2½d. is to clear the Establishment of the Household to midsummer last ; and 4528l. 1s. 9½d. for imprests on account of wines bought for herMajesty's family and for carriages to and from the Bath and for advances to the Purveyors 8000
to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, upon account for lodging money and other necessaries for the servants appointed to attend the Queen at Bath this season 500
to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, on account to defray such charge of her Majesty's progress to the Bath as is proper to be borne by his Office 200
to ditto for works to be done at Kensington [Palace] 146 8 8
£8846 8 8
Ibid, p. 252.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cardonell. In reply to yours of the 12th inst. (new style) transmitting the Treaty of Repartition for the 20,000 men, as proposed by the Duke of Marlborough to be signed, no exception is taken thereto by the Lord Treasurer ; but he desires that you will move the Duke to direct that the future payments be made accordingly and that Mr. Sweet send an account of the application of the money already issued for the Augmentation Troops. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 225.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed complaint [missing] from the town of Harwich relating to poor disabled soldiers who come there from Flanders. Ibid., p. 227.
Same to Edward Willcox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Phillip Newlin praying to be constituted the Repairer of the Bridges and Passages in New Forest. Ibid., p. 278.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Holmes for the place of waiter and searcher at Eastbourne ; and of the petition of Samuell Gyles for the place of riding officer at Pevensey loco said Holmes.
The petition of Thomas Elphick for the place of riding officer of the coast between Cookmere [Cuckmere] and Pevensey. Reference Book VIII, p. 67.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Thomas Yarborough for a lease of the Forest of Arkingarthdale alias New Forest co. York in succession to Ralph Hardwick. Ibid., p. 68.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of William Bond shewing that in 1696 he seized a considerable number of clippers and coiners and about 5-600l. worth of clipping, and that he is informed that a considerable sum has been paid out of the Treasury for the said service : therefore praying relief and that it may be examined on what allegations and to whom the said money was paid. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Ebdon and John Still, Customs officers, praying a moiety of a seizure of plate and bullion of [the value of] 955l. which they made. Ibid., p. 70.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Coven, Collector of Excise, praying to be allowed 128l. 18s. 9d. for 23 Exchequer Bills which, coming up to London, were intercepted by highwaymen about 4 Sept. 1698. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Capt. Robert Gardner on behalf of the Regiments of Handasyde and Livesay now in Jamaica shewing that the Paymaster of Ireland has put a stop to the clearings of those Regiments because the muster rolls are not signed by the Governor and three of the Assembly there, which method being settled by a new Establishment the Officers had no knowledge of till after those musters were closed and transmitted : therefore praying that the Paymaster may be governed by those musters "which are done with all the nicety and honor imaginable." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Willis shewing that all his bills, bonds and accounts and some annuities have been seized on account of a Customs debt, but that little hath or can be recovered for want of his assistance : therefore praying release from prison in order to so assist. Ibid., p. 75.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Auditor Edward Harley to prepare for declaration the account, prefixed in detail, of Thomas Neale, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, Commissioners for making Farthings and Halfpence of tin, to wit between 1687 March 25 and 1688 Sept. 29 : total charge 6855l. 11s. 7¾d. : total discharge 5997l. 13s. 5d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 138.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for a commission under the seal of the Exchequer Court to Thomas Mitchell, William Burgoyne and Charles Eyre to enquire into frauds and abuses in the collecting of the public taxes in the city of Exeter and county of Devon by the assessors, collectors and others thereof. Ibid., p. 68.
Same by same to John Parkhurst to allow 176l. 13s. 7d. in Robert Culliford's account as late Agent for Prizes at Southampton during the late war with France : said sum being for 100l. for salary for 2 out of his 8 years service from 1689 July 2 (when he was appointed Agent in the said port) and 41l. 13s. 7d. for 2½ per cent. commission for the remainder time "as all other Agents had" "he having proved that the said late Commissioners for Prizes promised him 50l. per an. salary at the taking out his commission," whereupon he is entitled to have the said salary allowed him until such time as the said Commissioners made application to the then Treasury Lords for reducing the charge of management of the Prize Office, which [period] was about 2 years and that from that time to the end of the said late war he [was to] be allowed a quantum meruit of 2½ per cent. ; and 20l. for the value of a moiety of the ship Protestant Cause with raw hides clandestinely imported from Guernsey which he seized ; and 15l. 12s. 0d. for the deficiency on a parcel of clipped money returned by him to London by order of the late Commissioners for Prizes. These allowances are to be made to him on his paying in the remainder of the balance of 256l. 6s. 4¾d. on his said account. Ibid., pp. 110-111.
William Blathwayt to Mr. [George] Larkin [Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's Revenue in the Leeward Islands thereto appointed Aug. 2 inst.]. I have received your letter from the Leeward Islands and am glad you got so well out of the hands of Capt. Bennet who has now written at large to the [Customs] Commissioners from whom you will hear very soon.
The occasion of this [letter] is to desire you to accept of my deputation [of you] as [my deputy] Auditor and Surveyor of the Leeward Islands, which your other place will the better enable you to execute. You will likewise receive Instructions herewith that your chief application will be to inspect the present accompts of the revenue and to act further in relation to them as your Instructions and my commission enable you. I have likewise received directions from my Lord Treasurer to examine in the best manner the enclosed petition and papers [all missing] of Mr. Chaplain's. I desire you to report the present circumstances of those estates and advantages which he petitions for. Please consult therein his Excellency Col. Codrington and let me hear from you by the first opportunity since your correspondence will be always very grateful to me. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 128-9.
Aug. 13. Privy seal dated at our Palace at Westminster for 1000l. for equipage and 10l. a day as ordinary to John Methuen as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 91.
Money warrant for 1900l. to the said John Methuen, Ambassador Extraordinary to Portugal, being 1000l. for equipage as above and 900l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance. (Money order dated Aug. 13 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 13 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 412. Order Book VI, p. 35. Disposition Book XVI, p. 254.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petiton [missing] of Allen Garrard. The Lord Treasurer is willing that he be enlarged if you have no objection. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 227.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to view the library erected at Westminster by the late Sir John Cotton for the service of the public and to report what alterations and enlargements you conceive are necessary and what the charge thereof. If you can send the estimate by Monday it will be carried to Windsor that day and laid before the Lord Treasurer. Send my Lord a copy of the estimate which you delivered to the Queen of building a lodge and making repairs in Windsor Park. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Chaddock praying that debentures for 92l. may be accepted for his Customs bonds surety for Raymond Roudey et al. Reference Book VIII, p. 68.
Same to the Postmasters General of the proposal of Edmund Dummer for carrying on the correspondence of letters between England and the Islands in the West Indies, proposing vessels of no more than 100 tons each with 20 men for rowing and 2 decks and 4 guns only ("from the great difficulty of keeping people to an exact discipline who are trusted at sea") : to be hindered from carrying any goods whatsoever or doing anything that may in any way tempt them to a breach of duty. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Major General Cholmondley, steward of the manor of Richmond, praying directions for leasing out for 31 years part of the Palace of Richmond which is very ruinous. Ibid., p. 71.
Aug. 15. Money warrant for 2921l. 3s. 8d. to Samuell Smithin, her Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works and gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel House from 1702 June 24 to Sept. 29 following.
Appending : certificate by the Master of the Jewel House of the said deliveries. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 416. Order Book VI, p. 37.
Same for 2382l. 3s. 1d. to same for same delivered to 1702 Dec. 25 : and 3123l. 4s. 8d. for same delivered to 1703 March 25 : and 1365l. 7s. 1d. for same delivered to June 24 last.
Appending : certificates as above. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 31 hereon for 6870l. 14s. 10d.). Money Book XVI, pp. 418, 419. Order Book VI, p. 38. Disposition Book XVI, p. 263.
Aug. 16. Same for 300l. to Samuel Travers for 1½ years to June 24 last on his allowance for his extraordinary pains and charges as Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 17 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 416. Order Book VI, p. 37. Disposition Book XVI, p. 258.
Aug. 17. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 160l. to Theodore Randue, Housekeeper of Windsor Castle, in full for keeping the Queen's house in Windsor Castle and providing necessaries for that service for the half year ended 1702 June 24 : from which date his contract sum of 320l. per an. for same is placed on the Establishment of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 94.
Same dormant to the Lord Treasurer for the allowance of 1600l. per an. to Henry Boyle from Lady day last as Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer over and above his patent fees of 200l. per an. and his robes and vestures out of the Great Wardrobe amounting to about 34l. 13s. 4d. per an. : all in consideration that said Boyle has relinquished certain perquisites and profits formerly taken and enjoyed by the Chancellor and under Treasurer of the Exchequer. Ibid., pp. 94, 93.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Prizes : the new Commissioners to be Emanuel Scroop Howe, Edward Brereton, George Morley, Robert Yard, Anthony Duncomb, William Gostlin, Alexander Pendarves and John Anstis : with the salary of 500l. per an. each : Arthur Burnaby to be Secretary and Thomas Ryves to be Comptroller of Prizes with salaries of 400l. and 300l. respectively. Ibid., pp. 95-96.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay to — Lestange 200l. as royal bounty for the use of the Society of French Gentlewomen at the Hague for one year to 1703 June 24 on the said sum in the list or schedule of bounties lately established by the Queen : and to pay same in future : the said Establishment having ordered same to be issued to Van Schuylenburg for said Society but he having declined to receive same. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge the rent of 60l. per an. (and the arrears thereon as from 1697 Lady day) payable as follows by Sir John Parsons, Samuel Vincent (since deceased), Dr. Nicholas Barbon (since deceased), Edward Noell, Samuell Tooke (since deceased) and Henry Headley under the patent to them dated 1687-8 Feb. 18 for their undertaking for 31 years for insuring houses from fire, with a prohibition to all others (save the Friendly Society under certain restrictions) to make such insurances ; they having undertaken to pay said 60l. per an. to be distributed among the gunners and other servants of the Office of Ordnance as should from time to time assist them in extinguishing fires : which sum they paid for many years viz. until Lady day 1697 : but they now represent that the said Friendly Society have not only proceeded in making insurances contrary to the said patent but several other persons and societies have set up undertakings for and insured many houses against damages by fire contrary to the said prohibition and none of them have paid anything to the said gunners and the undertakers, petitioners herein, are advised by many learned Counsel that the said Friendly Society and other undertakers cannot be restrained from making such insurances by virtue of the said letters patent and that the grant thereby intended is wholly void and was so at the time of making thereof and petitioners have not nor can have any benefit thereof, and since the last payment of the said 60l. per an. have not required any assistance from the said gunners in extinguishing fire : wherefore they have desired to surrender their said patent and have so surrendered same by an instrument dated July 20 last : the substance of which petition is confirmed by the report of the Solicitor General thereupon viz. that the prohibition or restriction therein was void in law. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 107-8.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 81,247l. 15s. 8d. to Deficient Funds as follow : said sum representing the receipts between July 20 last and Aug. 17 inst. from branches of the Revenue as follows, viz. 10,624l. 1s. 3d. from Windows ; 3595l. 4s. 0½d. from Additional Impositions ; 4221l. 2s. 11d. from New Duties on Paper Continued ; 118l. 1s. 7d. from Duties on Salt arrears ; 20,642l. 9s. 5d. from New Customs ; 5417l. 0s. 5d. from Marriages ; 36,629l. 16s. 0½d. 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 17th Aug., 1703. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 42494 2 927 13
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 248698 9 3 6794 1 5
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 543161 7 9 15295 4 10¼
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 71665 13 4 1488 18
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 121947 15 9 3559 16 10
Salt 1711500 0 0 718129 5 28544 1 3
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 61215 0 2668 8 11¾
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 309000 0 0 7424 11
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 163706 17 3737 14
Marriages 648000 0 0 367283 11 9 10807 4 4
4871611 8 0 2647302 3 7 81247 15 8
Money Book XVI, p. 427.
Letter of direction for 400l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Henry Wise for one quarter due Aug. 1 inst. on his contract of 1600l. per an. for keeping her Majesty's several gardens. Disposition Book XVI, p. 254.
William Lowndes to John How, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons. In reference to the memorial presented by Mr. Burton in your absence for money for clearing the General Staff and other Officers to Aug. 24 inst. and for subsistence to Oct. 24 next, the Lord Treasurer agrees to your disposing 20,000l. tallies last in course (part of the 100,000l. tallies in your hands on the first part of the Subsidies for this year) to any persons who are willing to advance money thereon at 4 per cent. : and to apply same (together with such further moneys arising on the said tallies in course as shall make 8317l. 11s. 1½d.) as follows viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703.
for the pay of the Captain General, Staff Officers and other Officers on the Establishment for 4 months to 24 Aug. 1703 2954 1
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England for 61 days ending 24 Oct. 1703 19725 14 5
for subsistence to the 4 Companies at New York 24 June 1703 2412 16 0
for ditto to 24 Oct. next 1617 7 6
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service anno 1703
for subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment to 24 Oct. next 1607 12 1
£28317 11
The Lord Treasurer would have you pay over the subsistence to the 4 Companies at New York notwithstanding Mr. Champante's caveat. Ibid., p. 257.
Letter of direction for 400l. to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for last June 24 quarter on his 1600l. per an. ut supra, p. 371 : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 258.
Same for 80l. to Lord Edward Russell, [late Treasurer of the Chamber] and 80l. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, present Treaurer of the Chamber : both sums to be paid to Mr. Randue for respectively 1701 Xmas quarter and 1702 Lady day quarter on his salary or allowance of 320l. per an. as Housekeeper of her Majesty's Palace at Windsor. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to state the account of John Brewer, Receiver General for Prizes, to wit from 1702 July 2 to 1703 June 24 as by the enclosed state [missing]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 228.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Chartres, of the city of Cork merchant, for stay of proceedings against him as surety for Nicho. Greene of the said city for the value of the ship James and her lading seized in 1693 on suspicion that her lading was of the growth of France. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Jersey [Lord Chamberlain]. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to your signing a warrant on bills for 79l. 5s. 0d. of Thomas Herbert for looking after the late King's clocks. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 229.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimates [missing] from Mr. Wise, viz : (1) for planting 1400 large elms in the Little House Park at Windsor ; (2) for new making and planting the Court on the west side of her Majesty's House at Kensington and cleansing the canal. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Parkhurst to deliver to Sir David Mitchell the bills of exchange for the 1100 Pistols ut supra p. 299. Ibid., p. 230.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer is of opinion that upon removing to the new house lately taken by you for your Office you pay Mr. Harvey his rent for the remainder of the term of the lease of his house where the Excise Office is at present kept and that you dispose of same in the best manner possible. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Isaac Manly, Surveyor of Customs, shewing that he is ordered to Ireland to manage the Post [Office] there, therefore praying that his son may succeed as landwaiter to such person as shall succeed petitioner as Surveyor of Customs. Reference Book VIII, p. 69.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of John Pye praying that debentures may be made out for 125,185 codfish which he has cured and exported, the same being denied him by the [Salt Duty] collector on pretence that the said fish which were exported were not full size when the greatest part of them were from 22 inches to 28 inches in length and cured with salt that had paid Duty. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Brooke for the place of riding surveyor at Liverpool. Ibid., p. 70.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Hampton Court Aug. 12 inst. that Capt. Richard Upton, Commander of the Sidney galley and his ship's company do have four eighths parts of a moiety of the net produce of the lading of the ship White Lamb laden with French wines which he captured in January last as he was cruising between the Lands End and the Lizard. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 71.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of the 13th inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to John Methuen, Ambassador Extraordinary to Portugal, of a Cloth of State of crimson damask with gold and silver fringe ; with a chair, 2 stools, 2 cushions and foot stools and foot carpets as hath been usual on such like occasions ; with a large Bible and other furniture detailed [for his Chapel]. Ibid., p. 72.
Same for same of a same dated Aug. 13 to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to said Methuen of 5893 ounces of white plate and 1066 ounces of gilt plate, which was the allowance heretofore given on the like occasion. Ibid.
Approval by same of the indenture of lease of the Salt Office in York Buildings viz. between Mathias Cupper of St. Martin's in the Fields co. Middlesex, linen draper of the one part and John Travers of the same for and on behalf of the Queen of the other part viz. for 21 years at 130l. per an. and fine of 100l. viz. the double brick messuage or tenement with the yard on the backside thereof on the north east side of Buckingham Street in York Garden late in the tenure of — Stuart. Ibid., pp. 74-6.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Aug. 14 to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery to the Duke of Richmond of 200 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child : to the value of about 100l. Ibid., p. 97.
Aug. 18. Warrant by same to the Salt Commissioners to refund taxes on the salaries of their officers whose salaries do not exceed 100l. per an. Money Book XVI, p. 417.
Money warrant for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Henry Harris for half a year to 1699 Xmas on his fee of 6d. a day as Yeoman of the Revels. Ibid., p. 449.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVI, p. 253.
Same for 400l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Seignor Verrio on account of what remains due to him for painting the staircase at Windsor. Ibid., p. 254.
Same for 306l. to Charles Fox : out of loans on Malt : and is to be paid over to Lord Portmore and Col. James Stanhop as levy money for raising a Company to be added to each of their Regiments, as by the royal warrant of the 7th inst. Ibid., p. 256.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for a statement of what is due to Mr. Wise on bills passed by you for work done [in the royal gardens] in the present reign. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 228.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Robert Osboldston for a grant of certain lighthouses on the North and South Foreland co. Kent in reversion of a term vested in him therein. Ibid., p. 229.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. Send my Lord Treasurer a memorial of the number, quality, weight and value of the brass guns which you desire the Prizes Commissioners to deliver into the Ordnance. Ibid., p. 230.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Sheppard et al. for delivery of the security deposited by them for goods imported between the late King's death and the day the Act [1 Anne St. 1. c. 1. alias c. 7] was made, to continue the New Subsidy, they being advised that [what] was imported during that interval was not liable to the payment of the Duty. Reference Book VIII, p. 68.
Same to same of the petition of James Osterland et al. of London merchants, shewing that they imported 20 casks of cocoa nuts and entered same pro alien, and paid 305l. 16s. 6d. but soon after the entry one Mr. Robertson seized the same and upon a licence to compound [they] paid 190l. 4s. 2d. to the officer and a capias has been taken out for the Queen's part "and being informed that they are not to pay the Duty and a third part of the appraisement pray that the Customs may be paid them back." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the inhabitants of Liverpool shewing that Richard Nash is suspended from being riding surveyor there for not taking the oath of 6 Wm. and Mary [? 7-8 Wm. III c. 2] confirmed by 8-9 Wm. III [c. 32] : pray that he be not restored as he has been guilty of great abuses. Ibid., p. 70.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Aug. 3 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery of particulars, detailed, for the Queen's immediate service at the Bath viz. 4 new leather cases &c. : and for orders for scouring 2 pieces of "Hangings of the Apostles" for her Majesty's Privy Chamber at St. James's and for joining one of them that has been cut in two and for other furniture detailed viz. elbow chairs and stools for the Queen's Bedchamber ; mending and oiling 4 bear hides, pieces of crimson, foreign and printed stuffs for closets. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 73.
The like for a same of the 10th August to same for the provision of 10 quarter blankets of the finest sort for a field bed for the Queen's service at the Bath. Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises ut supra p. 228 being lands called the Maison Dieu &c. at Dover in order to a new lease thereof to Sir John Williams.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Williams' petition for such lease. Sir John states that he has more lands in his lease than he enjoys or knows where to find and Valentine Fagg his undertenant states that he does not enjoy a piece of arable land called Castle Dean alias Charleton Dean containing 16 acres and that he knows not of 2 closes lying nigh Buckland called Brocksditch and containing 7 acres. But Sir John confesses that the said Castle Dean hath long been in the possession of the Governor of Dover Castle and that Col. Strode, Lieut. Governor in 1679, paid rent for the same to his father but neither Sir John nor his tenant hath recovered any since. Ibid., p. 83.
Aug. 19. Money warrant for 400l. to Henry Boyle for last June 24 quarter on his 1600l. per an. as by the royal warrant of this day. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 414. Order Book VI, p. 36.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes. The Lord Treasurer approves of your proposal that the Receiver General of Taxes for the city of London may make payment of the taxes weekly into the Exchequer as the Receivers General of Customs and of Excise do. Please acquaint the said Receiver therewith. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 229.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to put in hand the works ordered by the Queen to be done at her Palace at Kensington during her stay at Bath. The charge is not to exceed your estimate but the same is to be lessened as much as may be. Ibid., p. 230.
Memorandum : On this day upon my Lord Treasurer's nomination, is signed and sealed by Mr. Blathwayt the usual deputation to William Bladen to be Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's Revenue in Maryland.
Prefixing : said Blathwayt's instructions to said Bladen [being similar to those given to Deputy William Bird April 19 last supra p. 244 and with the like marginal alteration by the Lord Treasurer concerning the accomptants' swearing their accounts. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 126-128.
Aug. 20. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the state of the case about the Duty of 2d. per chalder upon coals sold to masters of ships not franchised in the town of Newcastle upon Tyne. Reference Book VIII, p. 69.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated July 16 to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery to Sir Charles Hedges, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, of a silver box for the great seal which is to be affixed to the Treaty with the United Provinces. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 73.