Warrant Book
October 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: October 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 414-419. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84320 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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October 1703, 1-15

Oct. 1. Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 10,444l. 7s. 6d. to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roope to defray the charge of shipping and other necessaries to be provided here and in Ireland for transporting men and horses to Portugal : towards which 12,000l. has been already paid them. Ibid., p. 259.
Oct. 4. Money warrant for 875l. for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on the allowance to the seven Commissioners of Accounts viz. William Bromley, Thomas Coke, Sir Godfrey Copley, Robert Byerly, Henry St. John, Francis Scobell and Sir William Drake. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 7). Money Book XVI, p. 435. Order Book VI, p. 47. Disposition Book XVI, p. 271.
Same for 500l. for same quarter on the allowance to the five Commissioners of Accounts [the Commissioners for Army Debts] viz. Thomas Morrice of London merchant, Samuell Atkins of London Esq., Thomas Lister of Colby, co. Beds, George Langton, of Langton, co. Lincoln, William Ferrer, of Biddenham, co. Beds. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 7 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 436. Order Book VI, p. 47. Disposition Book XVI, p. 271.
Christopher Tilson (for William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Holbech relating to frauds in collecting the taxes in several parishes of the city of Exeter. Please confer with him as soon as he has recovered from his grief at the loss of his son. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 260.
Oct. 5. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to direct John Brewer, their Receiver General, to pay into the Exchequer 7,200l. of the Queen's share of prizes. Money Book XVI, p. 432.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby. In yours of the 18th ult. you transmit a warrant directed to you by the late Commissioners for Forfeitures, Ireland, for paying 9,717l. 3s. 0d. into the Exchequer and you desire instructions to whom to return the money and what discharge you should have for the same. You are to comply with the Act of Parliament in that case and return the money in your own method. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 260.
Same to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath], The Council to the Lord Admiral desire your directions to the Prizes Commissioners for stopping the payment of Capt. Littleton's share of a French East India prize until such time as he shall give an account of all the plunder seized by him that was on and above the gun deck of the said ship when taken and how the Customs have been secured for same. Please signify your pleasure therein. The Speaker of the House of Commons wrote to me for your authority for recovering a parcel of treasure trove belonging to her Majesty concerning which he has good information. I enclose a warrant for this purpose for your signature.
As to the other papers enclosed they came in a cover from Ireland and (besides the 2 letters addressed to you) do contain an account of the proceedings of the House of Commons there.
At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer I enclose a warrant for stopping process against the Earl of Montague for his accounts as Master of the Great Wardrobe.
My Lord Clarendon was with me this morning about an arrear of rent which a messenger is about to levy on an estate in Lancashire which belonged to Sir Joseph Williamson. He says 'twas paid long ago and desires that the demand may be respited.
It hath pleased God to take to himself my dear child, which is a great affliction to me. Ibid., p. 261.
Oct. 6. Money order for 1853l. 16s. 11d. to Samuell Edwin (Edwyn), Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered to the several offices of the Receipt of the Exchequer in Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1702. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 48. Disposition Book XVI, p. 272.
Same for 293l. 10s. 0½d. to same for necessaries delivered within the half year ended 1703 Lady day to the Million Lottery Office, the Malt Lottery Office, the Office for issuing Exchequer Bills and the Annuity Office. Order Book VI, p. 48.
Same for 20l. to John Low, senr. Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 for locking up and delivering out the money of the Receipt. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 48. Disposition Book XVI, p. 272.
Money warrant for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox, clerk in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt, for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter for making and keeping the Registers of the several orders of loan in the said Office. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 49. Disposition Book XVI, p. 272.
Same for 200l. to Sir Salathiel Lovell for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1702 and Easter and Trinity terms 1703 on his allowance as Second Justice of Chester. Order Book VI, p. 50.
Oct. 7. Letter of direction for 91l. 5s. 6d. to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] : out of Civil List moneys of the late King : and is intended for Gregory King for goods delivered into the Great Wardrobe for the service of Wm. III. viz. for painting and making up 12 colours for the First Regiment of Foot Guards and 6 colours for the Second Regiment of same and for escutcheons &c. sent with the Garter to the Elector of Hanover. Disposition Book XVI, p. 271.
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath]. By a letter recently received from Mr. Manley I perceive that the contracts for the tin both of Devon and Cornwall are concluded and will commence on Dec. 1 next. I have sent to Sir John Houblon and Mr. Eyles (as you advised) to consult with them as to the disposing of same and by the next post hope to send you our sentiments thereon. Mr. Manley desires your leave to be in town at the sitting of Parliament and desires to be employed in the managing the tin affair and that he may not be kept at Plymouth, where he suffers in his health.
I enclose a paper of cash as it now stands and have ordered Mr. Tilson to enclose several presentments from the Customs Commissioners with some few warrants necessary for your signature. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 262.
(Mr. Tilson to same dated same enclosing seven of the abovesaid presentments and 14 warrants detailed as follows :
1. for your Lordship's allowances for Michaelmas quarter 1703.
2. Dormant warrant and 300l. order thereon for Sir Salathiel Lovell as Second Judge of Chester ; which pays him equal with Sir Joseph Jekyll and was not before done because he neglected passing his privy seal till very lately.
3. Warrant and order for the Marchioness of Hartington as a Lady of the Bedchamber ; having, by mistake, been kept back when the rest of the Bedchamber warrants were sent to your Lordship at Windsor).
4. Order for Mr. Davenant, Secretary at Frankfort upon a warrant for his [ordinary] entertainment signed by your Lordship at Bath with the rest of the warrants for Foreign Ministers.
5. 6. 7. 8. Order for Mr. Low, Deputy Chamberlain for locking up the treasure ; for Mr. Fox, one of the Auditor of the Receipt's clerks, for keeping the [loans] Register ; two orders for Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries.
9. Warrant for me [Tilson] and Mr. Taylor for making up the Revenue Accounts.
10. Approbation of my Lord Chamberlain's warrant for things for the servants appointed to attend the Archduke to Portugal.
11. Warrant for Mr. Harcourt's allowance as Clerk in the Crown Office ordered by your Lordship on reading his petition for the same.
12. 13. 14. Salary bill for the Stamp Office, Excise Office and Salt Office. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 262-3.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Robert Harley, her Majesty's steward for the Lordship of Presteigne, co. Radnor to enquire after and to seize a parcel of treasure trove of a considerable value lately found in said lordship and unjustly detained from the Crown. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 90.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Earl of Montague on his accounts from 1698 as Master of the Great Wardrobe, same being ready to be delivered in up to 1700. Ibid., p. 91.
[?] Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 21 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of quilts and blankets for the officers appointed by the Board of Greencloth to attend the Archduke of Austria in his voyage to Portugal. Ibid.
Oct. 8. William Lowndes to Mr. Gilliver to forbear levying the arrears of rent charged on the late Duke of Richmond and Lennox for lands in Sutton Marsh. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 263.
Oct. 9. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Excise officers for the quarter ended Sept. 29 last : total 5763l. 18s. 6½d. Money Book XVI, p. 435.
Same for the Stamp Office salary bill for same quarter : total 1287l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 376.
Same for the Salt Office salary bill for same quarter detailed : total 1125l. Ibid., p. 437.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Ibid., p. 436.
Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for same quarter's salary. (Money order dated Oct. 9 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 438. Order Book VI, p. 48. Disposition Book XVI, p. 272.
Same for 75l. to Simon Harcourt, Clerk for the Crown in the Crown Office in the Court of Queen's Bench ; for 1½ years to Sept. 29 last on the fee of 50l. for managing criminal prosecutions in the said Office. (Money order dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 438. Order Book VI, p. 50.
William Lowndes to Robert Harley [Speaker of the House of Commons] enclosing the Lord Treasurer's authority to you to seize and secure the treasure trove ut supra. The Lord Treasurer would gladly know when you intend to be in town. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 263.
Oct. 11. Dormant money warrant for 200l. per an. to Sir Salathiel Lovell as an addition to the profits of his place as Second Justice of Chester : as from Easter term 1702. Money Book XVI, p. 445.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst, Porter at the Exchequer Gate, for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance.
for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for same quarter : 15l. thereof for himself and 5l. for a messenger. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 49. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply 30,000l. (out of the tallies and orders in your name for 300,000l. on the Land Tax of this year) to the head of Wages "by paying some of the ships designed for Portugal and others arrived from the West Indies." Disposition Book XVI, p. 272.
Same to Mr. Manley. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave to come to town but thinks fit to respite the appointing of officers to manage the tin affair until he arrives here himself. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 263.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to stop in the Receiver's hands Capt. Littleton's share in the French East India prize until he give account ut supra p. 415. Ibid., p. 263b.
Oct. 12. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply 70,274l. 2s. 3d. to Deficient Funds as follows : said sum representing the receipts between Sept. 14 last and Oct. 12 inst from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 1435l. 1s. 6d. from Windows ; 4471l. 16s. 0½d. from Additional Impositions ; 2771l. 14s. 3d. from the new Duty on Paper continued ; 20,856l. 1s. 4d. from New Customs ; 2112l. 7s. 11d. from Marriages ; 38,627l. 1s. 2½d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows :
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 12th Oct. 1703. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ £ £
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 40280 1 802 7
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 237689 9 3 5876 8
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 515799 10 0 13229 8 0
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 69765 13 4 1287 16
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 115347 15 9 3079 0 8
Duties on Salt 1711500 0 0 668129 5 24688 15
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 57215 0 2308 0 9
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 296500 0 0 6421 15
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 58206 17 3232 18 0
Marriages &c. 648000 0 0 351893 11 9 9347 11 0
4871611 8 0 2501226 4 11 70274 2 3
Money Book XVI, p. 442.
Money order for 400l. to Henry Boyle, Chancellor and under Treasurer of the Exchequer, for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his 1600l. per an. which the Queen is pleased to allow him in lieu of perquisites and profits of his said office. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 thereon). Order Book VI, p. 49. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Letter of direction for 250l. to the Marchioness of Hartington for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter as a Lady of the Bedchamber. Disposition Book, p. 272.
Oct. 15. Same for 810l. to Charles Fox on account of Alliances : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : and is intended for the Portugal service as follows :
£
for Brigadier Daniel Harvey for providing saddles and other accoutrements for 122 men lately added to his Regiment of Horse 610
for Thomas Morrice, going as Deputy Paymaster of the Forces designed for Portugal, in advance on his allowance of 3l. a day : to enable him to provide all necessaries for his voyage 200
£810
Ibid., p. 273.
Same for 10,872l. 5s. 4d. to same : for same service : out of like loans : to be paid over as follows :
£ s. d.
for 2 months' pay to the General and Staff Officers for the Expedition to Portugal 1697 16 8
for 2 months' subsistence for Col. Daniel Harvey's Regiment of Horse according to the Holland Regulation, after deducting 12l. for their horses, they being all unmounted 1460 4 0
for subsistence for same time to Col. Brudenel's Regiment of Foot 1760 14 8
the like for Lord Mountjoy's Regiment of Foot 1760 14 8
for 4 weeks subsistence to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons computed also as unmounted, there having been 4 weeks already issued to them and remitted to Holland 671 6 0
for 4 weeks' subsistence to Lieut. Gen. Stuart's Regiment of Foot 880 7 4
for ditto to Lord Portmore's Regiment of Foot 880 7 4
for ditto to Col. Blood's (late Sir Matthew Bridges') Regiment of Foot 880 7 4
for ditto to Col. Stanhope's Regiment of Foot 880 7 4
£10872 5 4
Ibid., p. 274.