Warrant Book
October 1703, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: October 1703, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 419-438. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84321 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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October 1703, 16-31

Oct. 18. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for a state of the whole debt of the Navy at Michaelmas last, showing what was due at 5 Nov. 1688, and what is incurred under Wm. III. and what under the present Queen. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 263b.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Commissioners for Trade and Plantations have under consideration an Act of Assembly of Jamaica for transferring the seat of trade from Port Royal to Kingston Harbour. Please report your opinion thereon so far as relates to the revenue of Customs, Ibid.
Oct. 19. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages to pay the salary of 80l. per an. to William Byles as surveyor and inspector of said Duties in Co. Surrey.
to the like for Cos. Southampton to pay Samuel Howard 80l. per an. from Michaelmas 1703 as same.
to the like for Co. Yorks to pay 80l. per an. salary to Jonathan Durden as same ; from same date.
to the like for Co. Leicester to pay 70l. per an. to John Abney as a same : from same date.
to the like for Co. Notts to pay 70l. per an. to William Chamberlain as a same : from 1703 Lady day.
to the like for London to pay 50l. per an. to Michael Arnold as a same : from same date.
to the like for Co. Essex to pay 80l. per an. to Robert Winniatt as a same : from same date.
to the like for Co. Essex to pay 80l. per an. to Thomas Orbell as a same : from same date. Money Book XVI, pp. 220, 225.
Warrant by same to the Prizes Commissioners to direct their Receiver General to pay into the Exchequer for the public service 6010l. of the Queen's share of prizes. Ibid, p. 439.
Money warrant for 101l. 0s. 5¾d. to Richard Southby for an overpayment on his account to 1702 Sept. 29 as Sheriff of Co. Berks, arising by payments to Humfry Berkely and others for apprehending John Perryman, John Gray and William Dibley, robbers on the highway. (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 439. Order Book VI, p. 59. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 280l. to Sir William Withers and Sir James Bateman for same as sheriffs for London and Middlesex for same year : arising by like payments to John Connell and others for apprehending John Wiltshire, James Niblett and Richard Bickerton, robbers on the highway and to Anthony St. Leger and others for apprehending Alexander Reynolds, Martha Elton, William Gosling and James Summers, counterfeiters. (Money order dated Nov. 16 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 440. Order Book VI, p. 60. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Letter of direction for 15,390l. 12s. 2¾d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : for services as follows :
£ s. d.
out of the Malt Surplus anno 1702.
for imprests and bills of exchange, and is to be borne on the Navy Account as part of the proportion allotted for Wear and Tear anno 1702 10000 0 0
out of Prize money in the Exchequer.
for the Victualling Commissioners : and is to supply the like sum paid by them to the Receiver General of Prizes for the Queen's moiety of the value of the provisions distributed to the Fleet out of the 3 prize ships taken by the Orford under Capt. Norris 2290 12
out of loans on the Subsidies now in the Exchequer.
more for Victualling towards answering bills of exchange, Short Allowance [Money], Necessary Money and other contingencies 3100 0 0
£15390 12
The said two sums for the Victualling are to be placed as part of the proportion to that [Victualling] head for the year 1703. Disposition Book XVI, p. 275.
Same for 3989l. 8s. 10d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid, to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
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 of Foot from Oct. 25 to Nov. 23 790 12 6
for clearings to the said Regiment from June 25 to Aug. 24 683 17 11
for offreckonings of the 5 Regiments of Foot in the West Indies for the same time and is for the clothiers 1736 17 5
In further part of 5,000l. appropriated for the support of the Invalids.
for the 4 Companies of Invalids for their pay from the 25th Sept. to the 24th Dec. next 778 1 0
£3989 8 10
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the said John How to apply as follows the sum of 29,335l. 9s. 8¾d. out of money which you will receive at the Exchequer on tallies in your name registered first in course on the Subsidies of this year or out of moneys which you have or shall procure to be advanced on said tallies at 4 per cent. interest : viz.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for maintenance of Guards, Garrisons, &c. anno 1703.
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England for 30 days from Oct. 25 inst. to Nov. 23 next 12515 0 0
for the pay of the Comptrollers of the Army, their Secretary and incidents to Michaelmas 1703 828 9 0
for the pensioners upon the establishment for same time 172 18 8
for clearings to the Troops and Regiments and for the pay of the several Garrisons to 1703 Aug. 24 15819 2
£29335 9
Ibid., p. 276.
Letter of direction for 3170l. 11s. 11d. to Mr. Nicholas for a quarter to Sept. 29 last on the several pensions and bounties payable by him. Disposition Book XVI, p. 276.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing the account [missing] of Samuel Atkinson and Nicholas Roope of moneys received for transporting the Forces from England on the late Expeditions to Spain and the West Indies between 15 April 1702 and 6 Sept. 1703. Please draw the state thereof for declaration. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 263b.
Treasury reference to Mr. Burton (Receiver of the rents &c. of the Hospital of the Savoy) of the petition of John Needham, late Register of said Hospital, shewing that 523l. 3s. 4d. remains due to the chaplains and other officers of the Hospital for 2½ years' salaries to 1702 Lady day, and praying authority to apply thereto the sum of 166l. 13s. 0d. remaining in his hands of the rents of the said Hospital. Reference Book VIII, p. 71.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise of the petition of John Jennings, late Collector of Excise, for stay of process against him on the 86l. 2s. 8¾d. balance of his account. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Lancelott Cramlington, surety for Matthias Partis, praying leave to compound said Partis's debt at 6s. 8d. in the £. Ibid., p. 72.
Treasury commission to Samuel Howard as Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses loco Walter Warlow removed to another station.
John Abney as a same loco Charles French similarly removed.
Jonathan Durden as a same loco Ralph Yong superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 466.
Oct. 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin for payment of the salary bill of the Customs, London port for 1703 Michaelmas quarter : total 6380l. 3s. 7d.
The like for the Outports : total 9157l. 16s. 3d. being 7952l. 11s. 3d. established salaries and 1205l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries. Money Book XVI, pp. 440, 441.
Allowance by same of the salary bill and incidents bill of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter : totals, respectively 207l. 10s. 0d. and 100l. 11s. 1d. Ibid., p. 444.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuell Brook as a coast-waiter London port loco Francis Prade preferred. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 292.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the landsurveyors of London port shewing that their salaries were established when the Customs were not one third of what they are now and that their predecessors in the time of the farm [of the Customs] had an establishment of 200l. per an. and made benefit by the perquisites and customary fees which petitioners are deprived of and they are further forced to pay fines to be excused from ward and parish offices as also 5s. in the £ taxes : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 72.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) signification dated Oct. 19 by Secretary Nottingham of the Queen's pleasure that the Colonels who go to Portugal be permitted as formerly to direct the present clothing of their Regiments without the inspection of the said Comptrollers so "that this service may be performed with greater expedition." Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 96.
Oct. 22 Money warrant for 50l. to the trustees for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man : for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their pension. Money Book XVI, p. 443. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to the Earl of Nottingham and Sir Charles Hedges for last Sept. 29 quarter on their allowance or salary of 1850l. per an. each as Secretaries of State : and the like for 50l. each for half a year to Sept. 29 on their patent fee of 100l. per an. each as same. (Money orders for 462l. 10s. 0d. each dated Oct. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 for 512l. 10s. 0d. each). Money Book XVI, pp. 443, 459. Order Book VI, p. 53. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 250l. to William Borret "who is employed in soliciting lawsuits and other prosecutions for his Majesty's service" : for half a year to same date on his allowance in lieu of all termly and other fees and for his incident expenses. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 443. Order Book VI, p. 54. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 2000l. to the Commissioners of Trade (the "Commissioners for Promoting the Trade of this Kingdom") for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 445. Order Book VI, p. 51. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple senr., Secretary to said Commissioners, for same quarter for himself and clerks. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 445. Order Book VI, p. 51. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 485l. to John, Duke of Buckingham for same quarter on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet and on his fee of 20s. a day as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 445. Order Book VI, p. 54. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the Sergeants at arms as follows for same quarter on their fee of 3s. a day and board-wages of 2s. 6d. a day : viz. Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst, Thomas Charnock, Edmund Williamson, Reginald Ryley, Samuell Powell, John Templar, Benjamin Gregg, Daniell Gardiner, Matthew Hulton. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 446. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Money warrant for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands in America, for 1703, Sept. 29 quarter on his several allowances of 240l. per ann. as Lieut. Governor and 100l. per an. in lieu of gifts from the Assemblies. (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 446. Order Book VI, p. 56. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for same quarter on his annuity in lieu of bills as Master of the Ceremonies. (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon as part of 130l. 8s. 4d.). Money Book XVI, p. 446. Order Book VI, p. 53. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 375l. to the Earl of Pembroke for same quarter as Lord President on his allowance of 1000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 447. Order Book VI, p. 53. Disposition Book XVI, p. 178.
Same for 1500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for same quarter's wages and board wages of said Band. (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 447. Order Book VI, p. 53. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 on the annuity for the support of said Order. (The letter of direction states the payment to be for the Poor Knights of Windsor). (Money order dated Oct. 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 447. Order Book VI, p. 58. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 447. Order Book VI, p. 56. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas Silver for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 on his fee of 2s. a day as Master Gunner of England. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 448. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 250l. to the Earl of Abingdon for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his salary as Constable of the Tower of London. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 448. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 141l. 5s. 11½d. to the Officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for same quarter on their several fees. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 448. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 97l. 18s. 4d. to Malachy Thurston for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 on his fees of 20 marks per an. and 13s. a day as Knight Harbinger. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 25l. to Richard Le Bass for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his salary as Marshal of the Ceremonies. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon as part of 130l. 8s. 4d.). Money Book XVI, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. each to Edward Harley and Brook Bridges for same quarter's salaries as Auditors of Imprests. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 450. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Northey for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Attorney General.
35l. to Sir Simon Harcourt for same time as Solicitor General. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 450. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 10l. to Robert Bertie for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his pension during the life of Mary Cock. (The letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon is for 20l.). Money Book XVI, p. 451. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 125l. to Thomas Lane for same quarter on his pension. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 451. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 75l. to Dr. John Wallis and William Blencowe for 3 quarters to 1703 Sept. 29 on their allowance for deciphering. (Money order dated Oct. 29 hereon). (The letter of direction dated Oct. 22 is to the executors of Dr. Wallis). Money Book XVI, p. 452. Order Book VI, p. 56. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 122l. 5s. 0d. to the officers of Waltham Forest detailed, for same quarter on their fees and allowances (including 1¾ years to same date on a fee of 36l. 10s. 0d. per an. hitherto paid by the Treasurer of the Chamber to the 3 foresters as Masters of the several Walks in said Forest : which fee is no longer to be continued on the Establishment of the Chamber but is to be paid at the Receipt with the rest of the officers of the said forest). (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 454. Order Book VI, p. 62. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 125l. to James Gastigny for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 455. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Taylor for half a year's salary to Sept. 1 last as keeper of her Majesty's water engine at Windsor. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 455. Order Book VI, p. 55. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter as Housekeeper and Wardrobe keeper at Kensington Palace. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 453. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 150l. to Sir Francis Windham for same quarter on his pension. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 453. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 50l. to Henry Baker for same quarter's allowance as Solicitor for the Treasury. (Money order dated Oct. 29 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 453. Order Book VI, p. 54. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 250l. to Isabella, Duchess of Grafton and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for same quarter on their respective annuities. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 453. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir John Nicholas, William Blathwayt, John Povey and Edward Southwell for same quarter's salaries as clerks of the Privy Council. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 456. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 50l. to Sir David Mitchell for same quarter's allowance in lieu of perquisites as Gentleman Usher Black Rod. (Money order dated Nov. 4 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 456. Order Book VI, p. 55. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford for same quarter on his several fees as Keeper of her Majesty's gardens at Newmarket. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 456. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 40l. to John Tucker Esq. for same quarter's salary as Keeper of the Paper Office. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 456. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. to Richard Colinge and John Cocks for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 on their fees or salaries of 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 457. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on their pension : but 5l. hereof is to be issued to Ann Tonks pursuant to a decree in Chancery dated 1699 Oct. 24. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 457. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 25l. to John Rogers and Anne his wife for same quarter on their annuity. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 458. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same quarter on his pension. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 458. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for same quarter on her annuity. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 458. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 50l. to Sir Charles Cottrell for same quarter on his fee or salary as Master of the Ceremonies. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon as part of 130l. 8s. 4d.). Money Book XVI, p. 459. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 100l. to Rachell and Frances Wyndham, daughters of Dame Anne Wyndham, for same quarter on their pension. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 459. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 104l. 6s. 5d. to the Officers of the Works detailed for same quarter on their respective salaries. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 460. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 30l. 8s, 4d. to Charles Cottrell Esq. for same quarter on his patent fee of 6s. 8d. a day as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon as part of 130l. 8s. 4d.). Money Book XVI, p. 460. Disposition Book XVI, p. 368.
Same for 54l. 15s. 0d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of the New Park at Richmond. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 461. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 461. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 20l. to Richard Hill for same quarter on his salary as Latin Secretary. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 461. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 40l. to Charles Whitaker for one year to 1703 Sept. 29 on his salary as Foreign Opposer in the Exchequer Court. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 461. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 50l. to William, Duke of Devonshire for half a year to same date on his salary as Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 464. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Money warrant for 28l. 15s. 0d. to James Chase for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his patent fee or salary as Apothecary in Ordinary to her Majesty's person. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Ibid. XVII, p. 4. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Walker, Housekeeper of Newmarket Palace, for same quarter's salary. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 6. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Letter of direction for 200l. to William Lowndes : out of seizures in the Exchequer : for secret service. Disposition Book XVI, p. 276.
Same for 1220l. to Charles Fox : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : on account of Alliances and to be paid over to the General Officers going to Portugal and is for 2 months' pay from Oct. 16 inst. Ibid., p. 277.
Same for 12,300l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied as follows viz.
£
on account of the disbursements for entertaining the King of Spain in his voyage for Portugal (towards which 3000l. has been already issued) 2000
for salaries, pensions and stipends for the quarter ended at Michaelmas last 10300
£12300
Ibid.
Same for 10,788l. 1s. 10¾d. to Charles Fox for the service of the 40,000 men in the Low Countries : out of loans on this year's Land Tax : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
£
for one quarter's subsidy to the King of Denmark, due at Michaelmas last, to wit for the value of 37,500 Rix Dollars bank money of Hamburg 9300
for same quarter's subsidy to the Elector of Treves, being for the value of 15,625 guilders 1488 1 10¾
£10788 1 10¾
Ibid., p. 280.
Letter of direction for the following issues : out of Civil List moneys :
£
the Officers of the Ceremonies 130 8 4
the Surveyor of Woods, Trent North 25
Ibid., p. 278.
William Lowndes to Mr. Godolphin [Auditor for Wales] and Mr. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] enclosing Lord Granville's memorial touching moneys to be furnished on account of the tin contracts. Please propound a method of payment for the tin, and for receiving the tin in the Coinage Halls and advancing the money to the poor tinners. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 264.
Same to the Governor, Deputy Governor and Major of Chelsea Hospital. The Lord Treasurer desires you to send to Mr. Blathwayte a list of the reduced Invalids who belonged to Chelsea Hospital with the time when they were reduced. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jo. Barker (formerly a tidesman London port) as waiter and searcher at Padstow loco Edmond Reynell dismissed.
Richard Bathurst (for many years a landwaiter in Yarmouth port) as surveyor of Colchester port loco Christopher Fawthrop deceased.
Francis Prade (a coastwaiter, London port) as tidesurveyor ibid loco Charles Tockfeild lately dismissed.
John Tucker (for many years an extraordinary watchman London port) as a watchman ibid loco William Palmer deceased.
Thomas Hyde as a tidesman Harwich port loco Phillip Owen lately deceased.
Charles Leighton as a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port loco John Rutty preferred to the Superior List there.
William Bradshaw (who has been employed in the Customs for several years) as waiter and searcher at Faversham loco Joshua Hopkins deceased.
John Rutty (a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port) to be removed to the Superior List loco Robert Guy lately dismissed.
William Plomley as a tidesman Bristol port loco Daniell Carter lately dismissed for not being qualified according to law.
John Pearce (an extraordinary tidesman at Plymouth) as tidesman in fee ibid loco Anthony Hill deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 293, 294, 295.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Jennings, one of the 5 undersearchers, London port, for the Lord Treasurer's approbation of Francis Gawling as his deputy loco Francis Beresford who has lately lost his senses by an apoplectic fit. Reference Book VIII, p. 72.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the Duke of Schonberg for payment of 712l. 4s. 11d. for his charges in raising 9 Troops of Horse. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Massinger for some employment in the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Michaell Hall shewing that by Treasury warrant of April 16 last he was admitted to compound but not being able to raise 10/- in the £ by April 20 last the Commissioners allege they cannot receive the same : therefore praying the like favour as one Partis lately had, the Attorney General having given his opinion that the same may be compounded for by the Act for granting several Duties on Low Wines &c. anno 12 & 13 Wm. III [c. 11]. Ibid., p. 73.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 12 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Closet Keeper of the Queen's Private Chapel of Bibles &c., detailed, for the Private Chapels at Windsor and St. James's ; to a total charge of 117l. 5s. 9d., as by estimate certified by C[harles] Bland [Deputy to the Master of the Great Wardrobe]. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 96.
Oct. 23. Money warrant for 150l. for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter's salaries to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch). (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 449. Order Book VI, p. 55. Disposition Book XVI, p. 27.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for same quarter's fee or salary as her Majesty's Library Keeper. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 449. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 250l. to Thomas Visct. Dupplin, assignee of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, for same quarter's pension granted by Charles II to said Earl and his heirs. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 for payment of same out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty). Money Book XVI, p. 452. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 100l. to the Mayor &c. of Berwick on Tweed for one year to 1702 Sept. 29 on the allowance for the repairing the bridge built by Charles I over the Tweed. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 452. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 50l. to Charles, Duke of Somerset, for 3 quarters to 1703 Sept. 29 on his annuity of 100 marks as Master of the Horse. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 455. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 20l. to the Corporation of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness for half a year to same date on the perpetuity granted by Hy. VII. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 455. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Same for 94l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland for 189 days to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 6. Disposition Book XVI, p. 278.
Same for 750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 40. Disposition Book XVII, p. 279.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter for attendance and disbursements for the Treasury Office and 5l. to John Farra for carrying letters during same quarter. (Money order dated Oct. 26 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Oct. 22 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 441. Order Book VI, p. 51. Disposition Book XVI, p. 279.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for the payment of 4 per cent. interest from date hereof on 20 orders for 1000l. each on the Subsidies anno 1703 in the name of John How [as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] dated 1702-3 Feb. 27 last and assigned to James Taylor without interest. Order Book VI, p. 50.
William Lowndes to the Master of the Mint to send to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations an account of the coinage from Xmas 1702 to Xmas 1703. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 265.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to similarly send to the abovesaid Commissioners an account of the income of Excise for one year ended at Xmas 1703. (The like to the Customs Commissioners to send to the said Commissioners for Trade accounts of the importation of wool from Ireland for one year to 1702 Xmas ; of receipts and payments at the Custom House for one year to 1702 Michaelmas ; of exportations of the New East India Company for two years to 1703 Michaelmas). Ibid.
Same to the Housekeeper of Whitehall [Palace]. Sir. It is represented to the Lord Treasurer by Sir Christopher Wren that the scavage of Whitehall has for some time been neglected and now lies very ill. You are to cause the said work to be forthwith performed according to the Act of Parliament of 1690 [2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2 c. 8, for paving and cleansing the streets of London and Westminster] which makes the doing thereof incumbent on the Housekeeper. The Lord Treasurer will afterwards consider whether any or what allowance is reasonable to be made in this respect. Ibid.
Same to Dr. Davenant for an account of all East India goods that have been shipped for Ireland or the Plantations in each year from 1696 Sept. 29 to 1703 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 266.
Same to Auditor Harley enclosing the account of Mr. Borrett (the Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury) of moneys expended by him in the prosecution of law suits on her Majesty's behalf from the 15 Oct. 1703 [sic for 29 Sept. 1702 to 15 Oct. 1703]. Please prepare same for declaration. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to send to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts a statement of all moneys issued at the Exchequer since June 25 last to the respective Paymasters of the Army [the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, and the Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] ; and hereafter from time to time to send [to the said Comptrollers] an account of what shall be issued to the said Paymasters. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Osborne of Sussex shewing that he was prosecuted for buying a parcel of brandy, which he did through ignorance, being drawn in by one John Norton who took out a licence for compounding for 40l. both for petitioner and himself, and petitioner being ignorant thereof took out a similar licence for 20l. for himself : therefore praying repayment of said 20l. Reference Book VIII, p. 74.
Oct. 25 Royal sign manual to Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces in England, to pay 70l. 5s. 4d. to Sir Charles Hara for his pay as Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers and Captain of a Company in the same Regiment from 1702 Dec. 25 to Feb. 24 following "which we are pleased to allow him notwithstanding he was suspended and respited upon the muster taken of the said Regiment for that time, he having been cleared at a Court Martial from the charge that was brought against him and [which] occasioned his said suspension." Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 148.
Royal sign manual to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay said Sir Charles Hara 69l. 2s. 8d. for his pay as above from 1702 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 on the like allowance as above. Ibid.
Oct. 26. Treasury allowance of William Thorrowkettle's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. as Messenger of the Chamber for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter's attendance on the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorrowkettle a like sum for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book XVI, p. 451.
Letter of direction for 454l. 4s. 0d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied as follows : viz.
£
to be paid to John Tinkell, carpenter, for 480 rod of paling done by him at Hampton Court in paling her Majesty's meadows there [to divide them] from the bargeway, being at the rate of 15s. per rod 360
to Michael Studholme, Surveyor of the Queen's Private Roads, for so much paid by him to John Wiltsheare for repairs of Laycock Bridge by the Queen's command 94 4 0
£454 4 0
Disposition Book XVI, pp. 280, 281.
Same for 5319l. 6s. 8d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on the established allowances [in his Office] 5028 2 0
for the Master of the Barges and 48 watermen in full of their bills for 1¼ years from 1702 March 30 to 1703 June 24 according to a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of July 17 last 157 10 0
to Ann Wynyard alias Incledon, Housekeeper of Westminster [Palace] for 1702-3 March 8 to 1703 Sept. 28 on her allowance of 6s. 8d. a day 68 6 8
to John Cocks and Richard Colinge for necessaries for the Council Chamber for a year ended 1703 June 24 65 8 0
£5319 6 8
Ibid., p. 282.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for a certificate of what is owing to the Crown by John Lofting and Jeremiah Basse, late of London merchants. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 266.
Same to Secretary Hedges. The Lord Treasurer has read Lord Mohun's memorial enclosed [missing] desiring that Mr. Cooper, one of the Queen's Counsel, may be of counsel for him in the cause between the Attorney General and said Lord relating to the attainder of the late Earl of Macclesfield. My Lord Treasurer has no objection to authority being given to said Mr. Cooper. Ibid., p. 267.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Knackston (late waiter and searcher at Wells Burnham) as collector, waiter and searcher at Aldeburgh and to act as deputy to the Customer and Searcher of Yarmouth for their fee or for 20l. per an. from each of them : loco Thomas Wall deceased.
John Chamberlain as a weighing porter London port loco Thomas Brown who is grown into years and willing to surrender. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 295, 296.
Treasury reference to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the petition of Henry Harris for payment for several seals made for her Majesty's service in 1702 and 1703. Reference Book VIII, p. 72.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Seyliard, late Receiver General of Taxes for county Cambridge, praying for 401l. 13s. 4d. overpaid on his account of Marriage Duties to be transferred to his account of House Duties. Ibid., p. 73.
Same to same of the petition of Henry Whitebread, same for co. Beds., for allowance of 364l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Richard Ward shewing that in 1689 he became surety for Thomas Rowney, late Deputy Postmaster at Birmingham, and is prosecuted for same : therefore praying relief as he has a great family and is in a very distressed condition. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Sarah Baldwin widow shewing that her husband likewise became surety for said Rowney but died very poor, and she is scarce able to maintain her children. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh, Deputy Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of the Queen's watermen shewing that 157l. 10s. 0d. is due to them on their bills for service done from Lady day 1702 to Midsummer 1703. Ibid., p. 75.
Oct. 26 & 27. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Phillip Ryley on his account for 1150l. imprested to him.
likewise against Elizabeth Brawn as executrix of Thomas Brawn on his accounts as late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Somerset. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 97.
Oct. 26. Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of the Earl of Berkeley against any grant of the estate of a murderer within Berkeley Hundred co. Gloucester where the estates of all felons &c. are vested in said Earl. Caveat Book p. 57.
Oct. 26.
Whitehall.
William Blathwayt to William Lowndes. In accordance with the Lord Treasurer's directions as in your letter of May 1 supra p. 254. I herewith transmit to you half yearly states of [such of] the Plantation accounts that are since come to my hands, which you will please lay before his Lordship.
Appending : Virginia. (1) a state of the accompt of the revenue of Quit Rents in Virginia for the year 1702.
£ s. d.
Charge.
balance of last accompt 6288 16 3
Quit rents received 1752 3 11
Compositions for escheats 34 15 9
Total £8075 15 11
£ s. d.
Discharge.
salary to the Bishop of London's Commissary for one year to 25 April 1702 100
reimbursed her Majesty's Ordnance for Arms sent to Virginia 3388 3 4
allowances to Collectors and Receivers 296 1 10
3784 5 2
Balance due to her Majesty 4291 10 9
8075 15 11
(2) Virginia. State of the Impost upon servants, slaves and liquors in Virginia for 2 Feb. 1702 to 24 June 1703.
£ s. d.
Charge.
balance of last accompt 1291 3
Impost on servants and slaves from 28 Feb. 1702 to 24 June 1703 551 16
Impost on liquors from 24 Oct. 1702 to 24 June 1703 653 7
2496 7
£ s. d.
Discharge.
paid several warrants of the General Assembly from 29 Aug. 1702 to 10 Feb. 1702-3 1380 10
paid ditto from 10 April [1703] to 11 June 1703 838 13
2219 3
Balance 277 4 1
2496 7
(3) Virginia. State of the accompt of the revenues of 2s. per hogshead, Port Duties and Head Money from 25 Oct. 1702 to 25 April 1703.
£ s. d.
Charge.
balance of last accompt 2237 17 7
Duty of 2s. per hogshead, Port Duties and Head Money, from 25 Oct. 1702 to 25 April 1703 784 8 0
rights upon surveys for taking up lands within said time 101 5 0
3123 10 7
£ s. d.
Discharge.
half a year's salary to the Governor due 25 April 1703 1000
allowance for the rent of a house for same time 57
allowance to the Councillors for same time 175
other salaries for same time 289 7 0
paid to several Ministers who attended one General Court within said time 10 0 0
several contingent disbursements with said time 98 15 0
paid to several messengers to New York &c. within said time 117 8 0
1765 10 0
Balance due to her Majesty 1358 0 7
3123 10 7
(4) New York. Accompt of her Majesty's Revenues in the Province of New York from 10 June to 25 Dec. 1702.
£ s. d.
Charge.
Duties on dry goods imported 261 9 10¼
Duties on Indian goods 15 18
Additional Duties 233 3
Excise on Wine 240 9 10½
Duties on rumm 426 8 0
Customs on goods exported 181 9 4
Customs on goods carried up Hudson's River 10 4 0
Quit rents received 42 0 0
1411 3 5
Balance due to the Collector 175 3 11½
£1586 7
£ s. d.
Discharge.
several warrants from the Government, paid from 10 to 24 June 1702 99 10 0
ditto paid from 24 June to 29 Sept. 1702 843 13
ditto paid from 29 Sept. to 25 Dec. 1702 643 4
1586 7 5
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 131-3.
Oct. 27. Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List moneys : for secret service. Disposition Book XVI, p. 280.
Same for 5025l. to John Howe, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : to be applied as follows :
£
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. towards the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service anno 1703.
for subsistence to the 5 Regiments lately arrived from the West Indies 5000
in further part of 5000l. for Invalids in this present year.
to be paid to Peter Shackerly, Governor of Chester, as royal bounty for 25 men reduced out of the Company of Invalids there 25
£5025
Ibid., p. 281.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to send to the Prizes Commissioners [a statement of] the number of men borne on the last muster taken before the action at Vigo of those ships engaged therein and the number of the Officers established to each Rate. (Same to the Secretary of the Admiralty for a list of said ships.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 267.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Deputy Paymaster of the Works for allowance of several sums paid by him for the service of the Works. Ibid., p. 272.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Sir Edward Dering praying payment of a considerable sum due to him for stores delivered for the Navy. Reference Book VIII, p. 73.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to deliver up the bonds of Guy Palmes, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, he having answered and paid all his moneys except 465l. 13s. 6d. claimed by one Allen for annuities, which sum Palmes is willing to deposit. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 98.
List of accompts presented by Mr. Blathwayt to the Commissioners of Public Accompts pursuant to their precept dated 3 April 1703 requiring quarterly accompts of the Revenues in the Plantations to be exhibited to them see supra pp. 434-5.
(1) accompt of her Majesty's Revenues in New York from 25 March to 29 June 1702.
(2) ditto ibid. from 10 June to 24 June 1702.
(3) ditto ibid. from 25 June 1702 to 29 Sept. following.
(4) accompt of her Majesty's Revenue of Quit Rents in Virginia for the year 1702.
(5) accompt of her Majesty's Revenue of 2s. per hogshead &c. in Virginia from 25 Oct. 1702 to 25 April 1703.
(6) accompt of Impost on servants, slaves and upon liquors in Virginia from 24 Oct. 1702 to 9 April 1703. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, 135.
Oct. 28.
Whitehall.
William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] to the Auditor of the Receipt. In pursuance of my Lord Treasurer's directions calling upon me for an accompt of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands I desire [from you] an accompt of all moneys brought into the Exchequer since 24 May from the said Duty ; and when and to what issued.
(The like letter to the Receiver General and Cashier of Customs for an account of the moneys come to your hands for the above said Duty and what you have already paid into the Exchequer [thereon] since that time).
(The like letter to the Comptroller of the Customs for an account of the produce of said Duty from Xmas 1702 or of so much as has been remitted to the Customs [Cashier] in England since that time and what is yet indisposed of). Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 134.
Oct. 29. Money warrant for 300l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown law suits. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 2 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 457. Order Book VI, p. 54. Disposition Book XVI, p. 286.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret enclosing the Attorney General's report [missing] touching an intestate's estate. You are to procure letters of administration on behalf of the Crown.
Please attend the Lord Treasurer next Monday concerning the Crown's title to the house wherein Sir Charles Hedges lives. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 267.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte for a certificate how many horses are to be bought in Portugal for Officers and soldiers respectively. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn. The trustees for the Cotton Library have made application to the Lord Treasurer to have same enlarged and made more convenient. Please view and report thereon to my Lord. Ibid., p. 268.
Same to same for a certificate of what is due to Seignior Verrio for painting at Windsor. Ibid., p. 269.
Same to same to put in hand with all speed (and in accordance with your estimate) the work to be done at the Convocation or Record Room at Westminster in order to make it fit to preserve the records already reposited there as also those now directed to be received from the Custos Brevium of the Common Pleas. Ibid., p. 270.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Sherwood Bainbrig as tidesurveyor at Liverpool loco Mr. Bowen deceased. Ibid., p. 269.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations]. The Lord Treasurer has read your several states of the accounts of the revenues in the Plantations. You are to prepare same for declaration and to certify my Lord of any Receivers who neglect to pass their accounts to a quietus. Ibid., p. 271. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 145.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Salt Commissioners on the petition of Thomas Clinton who received the Duties on imported salt at Barnstaple port. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 282.
Treasury reference to Mr. Whitfeild and Mr. Misson of the petition of Cha. Leighton shewing that he received his salary of 50l. per an., as accomptant to the late Commissioners of Glass Duties, until Nov. 1700 but thereafter he received only 60l. for 2¾ years service in making up the accounts after the Duties determined : therefore praying payment at the same [50l. per an. salary] rate. Reference Book VIII, p. 74.
Oct. 30. William Lowndes to Capt. Atkinson to report on the enclosed account [missing] of John Treville of money disbursed by him in bringing a present of 2 lions and 2 "estridges" to the Queen from the Emperor of Morocco. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 270.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Henry Portman for repair of the paling &c. [in Hyde Park] : it being impossible to keep in the deer. Reference Book VIII, p. 77.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the inhabitants of Englishcombe shewing that on Feb. 20 last the tower and steeple with 5 bells therein of their parish church fell to the ground and beat down the greatest part of their Church : therefore praying (in regard the petitioners are all of them tenants belonging to the Queen's manor of Englishcombe) the Queen's assistance in repairing same. Ibid., p. 74.