Warrant Book
November 1703, 16-30

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'Warrant Book: November 1703, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 452-466. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84323 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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November 1703, 16-30

Nov. 16. William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mathias Partis and others concerning their previous petitions as to their losses. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 276.
Same to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed letter and papers [missing] from the Navy Commissioners "signifying that it would be much for her Majesty's advantage if liberty could be had to cut heath and furze in the New Forest for breeming her Majesty's ships at Portsmouth." Ibid., p. 277.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed report [missing] by the Navy Victuallers concerning difficulties in the late Victualling accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to carry out the composition for the 206l. 13s. 4d. Salt Duty debt owing by Michaell Hall, "the composition being made in time." Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of William Elphingston shewing that Dr. John Butler of Appletree co. Northants. devised by will 250l. per an. to one Mary Tomkins and 3 illegitimate children : that said Mary Tomkins was soon after drawn in to convey the said estate to one Simon Butler, a papist, for 3500l. of which he never paid a penny and hath possession thereof : that petitioner is guardian of the said children and hath hitherto maintained them : therefore praying one third of the estate. Reference Book VIII, p. 77.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of Henry Scobel's petition proposing his sureties as Receiver and Paymaster of the moneys for buying tin for the Queen. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniell Senior shewing that he has exhibited informations in the Exchequer against illegal traders to St. Sebastian whereby near 5000l. has been paid to the Crown, notwithstanding which he is prosecuted in the Exchequer on the affidavits of Stephen Creagh and others which are notoriously false : therefore praying a stay of process. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lady Dorothy Rokeby, widow of Col. Paston, praying a grant of a market to be held weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for ever in or near a certain piece of ground without Smithfield Barrs where butchers bring their sheepskins and lambskins to sell without lawful authority : with authority to take toll for such skins not exceeding 6d. per score. Ibid., p. 81.
Nov. 17. Letter of direction for 10,915l. 8s. 1d. to Charles Fox : for the service of the 40,000 men : out of branches of the revenue as follows viz. 307l. 5s. 0d. of arrears of the Customs at Xmas 1699 ; 246l. 5s. 10½d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods ; 7971l. 18s. 10d. of the Surplus of the East India Company Fund at Michaelmas 1703 (to wit 1790l. 14s. 8d. of Additional Stamp Duty and 6181l. 4s. 2d. of the 28d. per bushel on Salt ;) 860l. 3s. 3d. of penalties levied on maltsters ; 1005l. 4s. 11¾d. of loans on the Duties on coals and 524l. 10s. 1¾d. of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid. This total of 10,915l. 8s. 1d. (together with 3351l. 10s. 5d. remaining undisposed of the tallies put into said Fox's on the New Duties on coals) is to be applied to clear the Queen's Subject Troops, part of the 40,000 men from Aug. 25 last to Oct. 24 last, amounting to 14,266l. 18s. 6d. Disposition Book XVII, p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply 20,000l. as follows out of money arising on orders registered in your name on the Land Tax of this year first in course : viz.
£
to the Victualling, for bills of exchange, necessary money, short allowance money and contingencies 10000
to the sick and wounded and prisoners at war by the hands of Richard Povey, Treasurer for that service, whereof three fifths is to be placed in the Navy accounts to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling 10000
£20000
(Same to the Navy Commissioners to so apply 10,000l. for Povey.) Ibid., p. 7.
Same to Mr. How, Mr. Blathwaite and Mr. Cardonel to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. John Rivers on behalf of his Regiment, late Col. Collenbine's. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 277.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] made by the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations relating to a private trade carried on in the Plantations contrary to several Acts of Parliament in that behalf. Ibid., p. 278.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of the Post Office [Postmasters General] of the petition of Ann Jones, widow of Hugh Jones late Harbinger, shewing that her husband became surety with Jonas Sewell for Joseph Ward, late a letter carrier at the General Post Office in London : that said Ward has been dead near 6 years and the Postmasters General have lately summoned her and Sewell to pay 20l. which they allege he owed at his death : therefore praying relief, petitioner being only just able to maintain herself. Reference Book VIII, p. 77.
Nov. 18. Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of William Jessop praying that 2 new lives may be added to the lease granted in 1683 by the Master and Perpetual Chaplains of the Savoy, of divers lands at Hodrod co. Yorks. for the lives of Elizabeth South, Edward Horseman and Jane Jessop of whom 2 died since the late dissolution of the said Hospital. Ibid., p. 78.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to stay process against Lancelot Cramlington on his Salt Duty debt of 1693l. 6s. 8d., on his paying down a composition of 6s. 8d. in the £. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 119.
Nov. 19. Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 7.
William Lowndes to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons to raise 30,055l. 16s. 9¾d. on Subsidy tallies, at 4 per cent. interest, and to apply same as follows viz.
£ s. d.
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England for 31 days to Dec. 24 next for clearings thereof 14417 17 0
for pay of the Garrisons from Aug. 25 last to Oct. 24 last 15137 19
for half a year's allowance to William Blathwayt, Secretary at War to June 24 last : out of Contingencies 500
£30055 16
Ibid., p. 8.
Letter of direction for 1556l. 17s. 2d. to said John How : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : and is intended to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
for subsistence to the Regiment of Lord Lucas for 31 days to Dec. 24 next 816 19 7
for clearings to ditto for 61 days to Oct. 24 last 739 17 7
£1556 17 2
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer for a schedule of Supers and Ipsums undischarged at 1702 Dec. 31 on the accounts of the Receivers of Aids &c. : all in accordance with the Lord Treasurer's warrant of Feb. last [supra p. 139] : to wit "from the foot of the several schedules of the like Supers and Ipsums formerly laid before the Treasury dated the 27th of January 1702-3" : the same not having been yet returned in pursuance of the said warrant. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 278.
Same to Mr. Shakerly. According to your letter of the 17th inst. there remains in your hands 55l. 16s. 11¼d. of the money you received for the Invalids at Chester. You are to pay same back to Mr. Howe for the use of the several Companies of Invalids. Ibid., p. 279.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Mary Martin, executrix of Henry Martin, late a collector of Excise, Malt and Leather in co. Berks. who died on a sudden and left her [with] several children : praying that a balance of 820l. 4s. 8d., charged upon his account, may be allowed. Reference Book VIII, p. 80.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the respective Commissioners and Officers [of Prizes, Admiralty and Navy] concerned, to observe (a) infra :
Prefixing : (a) : Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Nov. 11 for the distribution of the captors' share of the prizes taken at Vigo. The said distribution is to be made among all the sea Officers and mariners of the several ships according to the proportion allowed by the Declaration of 1702 June 1 without distinction of the rates of the ships ; and assisting ships are to be esteemed as principals : and the eighth part to Flag Officers is to be as in said Declaration : and marine soldiers on the muster books of said ships are to be accompted seamen and the Officers of such marines are to make their application to the Lord High Admiral who is empowered to order rewards out of the Queen's share, there being no share allowed to them as such in the said Declaration. The sum of 60,000l. being by estimation about three fourths of the total is to be distributed immediately in the mean time, pending final settlement of the account and of all formalities. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 112-3.
Order by same to James Dewy, William Clayton and Robert Browne [Agents for Taxes and] surviving trustees of the estate of Augustine Briggs, late Receiver of Taxes for part of Norfolk, to make conveyance of Barton, part of said estate to purchasers for 40l. Ibid., p. 114.
Nov. 22. Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 7.
William Lowndes to Mr. Sansome to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Portugal Envoy relating to the exporting of some arms for Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 279.
Same to Mr. Williams returning the account [missing] of particulars desired by Mr. Walker for the service of the House of Peers. Please furnish only such as is not marked with a line under them in said account. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to give to Mr. Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling, a copy of your late report or representation made to the Lord Treasurer touching the late Commissioners for Victualling and their said Cashier. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of one William Lawrence to the Duchess of Marlborough concerning economies possible in the collecting the Duties on Marriages, &c. Ibid.
Nov. 23. Royal warrant to Sir John Cooke, Advocate General and Thomas Smith Esq. Procurator General in the Court of Admiralty and Courts Ecclesiastical, to apply to Sir Richard Raynes, Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, for administration to be granted to William Borret, Solicitor to the Treasury, of the personal estate of Mathias Fass an alien born in Germany and deceased intestate at Wells co. Somerset, without kin. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 114.
Money warrant for 25l. to Thomas Hewitt for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 on his fee or salary as Surveyor of Woods Trent North. Money Book XVII, p. 19.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Fran. Brydges, their cashier, praying an additional clerk and reward for his services since the removal of the Salt Office from the Excise Office to York Buildings. Reference Book VIII, p. 77.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners of the petition of Sir Stephen Evance shewing that the office of Receiver of Stamp Duties was granted him and that he named Mr. Thomas Pennyman for his deputy, who for some time past has been under great disorders in his head : therefore praying to nominate Mr. Edward Acton in his stead. Ibid.
Nov. 24. Money warrant for 176l. to Dr. John Robinson as in full (with 1200l. already issued to him for a particular service) of 1376l. due to him in the late King's reign for 1701 March 29 to 1701-2 March 8 as Resident at the Court of Sweden.
The like for 510l. 12s. 6d. to same for 2 bills of extraordinaries at the said Court 1701 Oct. 2 to 1702 Oct. 2. (Money orders dated Nov. 24 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Nov. 30 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 7. Order Book VI, p. 61. Disposition Book XVII, p. 10.
Same for 25l. 19s. 3d. to John Andrews, Receiver General for co. Warwick, representing 3 overpayments in his accounts viz. of 18l. 5s. 2d. on the second 4s. Aid anno 1698 ; 4l. 17s. 0d. on the second 2s. Aid anno 1700 ; and 2l. 17s. 1d. on the 4th 3s. Aid anno 1701 : the total is hereby to be paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the sixth 4s. Aid. (Money order dated Nov. 26 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 8. Order Book VI, p. 63.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burton, Receiver of the revenue of the Savoy, to report on the enclosed case [missing] of the copyholders or under tenants of certain lands belonging to the late Hospital of the Savoy lying in Stanton under Bardon co. Leicester. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 280.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite transmitting 8 papers [all missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer from Col. Nicholson, Governor of Virginia viz. :
(1) Auditor Byrd's account of the 2s. per hogshead from 1702 July 10 to Oct. 25.
(2) Same of same from 1702 Oct. 25 to 1703 April 25.
(3) Same of quit rents anno 1702.
(4) Treasurer Carter's account of the impositions on liquors, servants and slaves to 1703 April 9.
(5) Same of same to 1703 July 8.
(6) A list of patents signed in April 1703.
(7) Account of disbursements in building the Capitol and prison.
(8) Col. Nicholson's letters upon this occasion. Ibid.
Same to the Deputy Remembrancer to permit Mr. Holbech to view the duplicates for taxes for the city of Exeter for the years 1698 to 1703 and to abstract therefrom. Ibid., p. 280. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 290.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Prizes Commissioners relating to ships taken by the Queen's ships of war in the West Indies and carried into ports and harbours there since the present war and adjudged as prize and sold and disposed of without account in the Prize Office in London : as also the case of the prize ship Neptune. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 281.
Same to Mr. Clark, Secretary to the Lord Admiral. The Prizes Commissioners have received a warrant from his Royal Highness to pay 55l. to the Navy Treasurer out of the Queen's share of prizes to provide medals for the master, 3 mariners and a boy of the merchant ship Leonora for services. My Lord Treasurer conceives that the Queen's Declaration that the rewards to be distributed by the Lord Admiral should be paid out of the Queen's share of prizes does intend that the same should be paid out of the perquisites of the Admiralty, otherwise the Prizes Commissioners will be in a great difficulty to know what moneys they are to reserve in their Receiver General's hands. Please communicate this to the Lord Admiral. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewett. Under pretence of fee trees the verderers of Sherwood Forest cut the very best trees, fit for the Navy. The Lord Treasurer is not well satisfied as to the legality of this claim. You are to immediately inhibit them from felling the same. Ibid., p. 282.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant to take off the respits on the Earl of Portmore's Regiment according to your report of the 16th inst. Ibid.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute Richard Brathwayte as customer of Newcastle port loco Richard Lowther Esq. deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 299.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Hazard and Company, of London fishmongers, for return of their deposit for duty on a parcel of Bank fish which they bought from the Prizes Commissioners in Nov. or Dec. 1702 out of the Gentile prize then lying at Portsmouth : the said fish being neither fit for export nor home consumption as appears by the oaths of the "fish meators." Reference Book VIII, p. 78.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of the master workmen belonging to the Victualling Office at Tower Hill shewing that there is above 4000l. due to them for building &c. : that their work has had several surveys and statements by Sir Christopher Wren and others and have had bills made out by certificate and brought into the Office to Xmas 1702 : therefore praying payment. Ibid.
Nov. 25. Money warrant for 40,000l. to Henry Scobell, Receiver and Paymaster in this behalf, as imprest for buying tin in Cornwall and Devon on the Queen's behalf and for making loans to tinners between the coinages, pursuant to 2 several contracts made with the Convocation of said tinners. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 10. Order Book VI, p. 60.
Nov. 26. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an additional allowance of 800l. per an. out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty to Sir Bevil Granville Governor of Barbados, to make his salary 2000l. per an., which may make a competent maintenance for that Governor without dependence on the people, whereby the Assemblies of the said Island will be in a condition of applying those large sums (which they usually give in presents by yearly levies to their Governors) towards other public uses as may be most necessary for the defence and safety of the Plantations : the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations having by the Queen's direction laid before her an account of the salaries which now are or might be properly assigned to the respective Governors of the Plantations for the better enabling them to support the dignity of the several Governments and for hindering them for the future from receiving presents from the General Assemblies there. The said additional allowance is hereby to commence from 25 July 1702 the day of his Commission. "And we do hereby signify and declare that the said Governor shall not receive any gifts or presents from the Assembly of the said Island of Barbados upon any account whatsoever except only a temporary assignment of a house or rent for the same in such manner as is proposed by our said Commissioners of Trade and Plantations." (Money warrant dormant dated Dec. 14 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 116-7. Money Book XVII, p. 31.
Same to John Dodd [Receiver of the Droits of Admiralty] to imprest 200l. upon account to John Warters, Solicitor to the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, for his charges in prosecuting affairs relating thereto. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 118.
Royal sign manual for 460l. to Robert Harley, for 92 days, July 31 last to Oct. 31 last, on his allowance as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money order dated Nov. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 118. Order Book VI, p. 63. Disposition Book XVII, p. 10.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
[William Lowndes] to the Excise Commissioners to consider the enclosed petition [missing] of Cha. Fryth, late a collector of Excise in Cheshire and Salop, praying to be restored to his place. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 281.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to appoint William Johns to the office for managing the Duties on Stamped Paper at Exeter now vacant. Ibid., p. 283.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] signed J. P. offering to discover great frauds in the Excise and Malt Duties. Advertise in the Gazette for him to appear before you, with promise of a reward. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt and Mr. Cardonel to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Danish Envoy. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts for 1701 and 1702. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from the Secretary of the Lord Admiral concerning the money for the medals to the men of the Leonora. The Lord Treasurer agrees with the Lord Admiral's opinion therein. Ibid.
Entry of the Lord Treasurer's direction that the balance of 55l. 16s. 11¼d. remaining on the account of Peter Shakerley, Governor of Chester, for Invalids money, be repaid to John Howe for the use of the several Companies of Invalids. Ibid., p. 284.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Dobree merchant shewing that he has fitted out a privateer of Guernsey, the Prince George, to cruise against the enemy : therefore praying to export to Guernsey 10 iron guns and 600 shot, Customs free. Reference Book VIII, p. 78.
Same to same of the petition of William Turner for reinstatement, he having been dismissed from his place of a King's waiter London port on the information of one Best which he can show to be malicious and false. Ibid., p. 80.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Henry Marriott praying to be remitted 114l. 9s. 5d. due for Duty on stamped paper, he being very poor and the debt being occasioned by trusting several persons who failed. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to stay process against Dr. Benjamin Woodruffe until Hilary term next on his 600l. Salt Duty debt : he being unable to pay same at present by reason of a considerable sum of money by him expended towards the maintenance of the Greek youths at Oxford. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 114.
Nov. 27. Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter : total 806l. 7s. 4¼d. Money Book XVII, p. 9.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to put Robert Delavall into the office of stamper loco Richard Downton deceased. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 283.
Nov. 29. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office for 1703 June 24 quarter : total 760l. 17s. 5d. Money Book XVII, p. 17.
Letter of direction for 4000l. to Henry Scobell : out of Civil List moneys : as in part of his order for 40,000l. for buying tin. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Same for 3516l. 18s. 11d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : and is to be paid to the Commissioners of the Victualling to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by Col. Robert. Quary payable to Micajah Perry and Company for provisions bought by him at Pennsylvania and Carolina for the Queen's service in the West Indies : and is to be reckoned as part of the Victualling proportion anno 1703. Disposition Book XVII, p. 10.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to prepare a draft Commission for [setting out the port of] Penryn, the Lord Treasurer having heard the petition of said town and Truro (relating to the entry of goods in those places without being compelled to carry them to Falmouth) and having also heard Counsel on behalf of the town of Helford and also on the part of Sir Peter Killegrew for the town of Falmouth : all in accordance with your report of the 15th inst. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 284.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of Chester praying not to be charged with interest on the Customs bonds which through several losses they could not discharge [in due time]. Reference Book VIII, p. 78.
Same to same of the petition of William Whale for leave to compound the Customs bonds of John Mathews on payment of 50l. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Mariott and William Colmore, executors of Sir Richard Ingoldsby, for a new lease of the manor of Ingleby co. Lincoln devised to them by said Sir Richard for payment of legacies and for raising portions for his children. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the Earl of Radnor for a lease of the scite of King Arthur's Castle in the Island of Tintagel with other small pieces [of land] to the value of about 10l. per an. Ibid., p. 79.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Jos. Ormeston merchant shewing that by several payments he has discharged the whole of his 2000l. salt bonds but hath since been taken in execution for interest thereon : therefore praying that same may be remitted. Ibid., p. 80.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Cleave for a lease of 16 acres and a small cottage in co. Somerset which are a concealment from the Crown. Ibid., p. 81.
Same to William Borret of the petition of Mary Whitebread shewing that in the Quarter Sessions for Surrey she prosecuted James Mervin for violent and barbarous assault in 1701 and obtained a fine of 20l. and 44l. costs against him but Mervin has withdrawn himself to evade costs and she is so much disabled by the said assault that she is unfit to work for her living : therefore praying that the fine of 20l. which is in the hands of the [Sheriff of the] county may be paid to her. Ibid., p. 84.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Sir Gilbert Heathcote of London merchant, shewing that after the earthquake at Jamaica which swallowed up the public store houses belonging to the Crown the Governor prevailed with petitioner's brother to hire a warehouse for the public stores and to stand engaged for the rent and he has paid for the rent and charges thereof 115l. 10s. 0d. ; that the Governor drew a bill [for same] on the Navy Commissioners but they refuse to pay same, alleging the Governor to be no officer of the Navy and that the hiring of storehouses was forbidden : therefore praying that same may be paid. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 22 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to John Warner, Master of the Barges, of liveries for himself and 48 [royal] watermen for the year 1703 : to an estimate of 352l. 15s. 6d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 115.
Allowance by same of the charge, detailed, of the liveries of the Yeomen of the Guard and Warders of the Tower for the year 1703 : total 4665l. 5s. 0d. Ibid., p. 117.
Nov. 30. Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Richard Hill as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy : his said ordinary to commence as from 29 July last, being the day of his departure out of the presence. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 125.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for half a year to 1703 June 24 : total 515l. Money Book XVII, p. 10.
Warrant by same to the Excise Commissioners to allow 36l. 1s. 3d. in account to Thomas Reading, late a collector of Excise in Lincolnshire, for the loss he sustained by 111l. 10s. 0d. received by him by tale and paid into the Mint at Chester at 5s. 8d. per ounce, weighing 265 ounces 5 pennyweights, which on recoining produced only 75l. 8s. 9d. Ibid., p. 11.
Same by same to the Prizes Commissioners to pay 61l. 10s. 0d. to Samuel Atkinson for 123 days at 10s. a day from 1702 July 8 to Nov. 7 ; (when he was called away to other service at Portsmouth) and 51l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Roop on the like 10s. a day from 1702 Nov. 20 to 1702-3 March 2 (when the multitude of business ceasing he was discharged) : to wit as successively agent for Prizes in London port ; the Prizes Commissioners having represented that during the hurry of business occasioned by the Vigo booty it was necessary to appoint such agent. Ibid.
Money warrant for 22l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Willis gent, clerk to the Attorney General, for his pains in drawing and copying Proclamations reports &c. between 1701 Nov. and 1702-3 Feb. 18. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Nov. 30 hereon).
Appending : schedule of said drawing and copying work ; the Proclamations being as follows :
1701 Nov. [11] : Proclamation for dissolving the Parliament.
[Nov. 23] : Proclamation for a fast.
[1701-2 Jan. 11] : Proclamation for putting the laws in execution against the Papists.
1701-2 Feb. 12 : Proclamation for encouraging seamen.
Mar. 8 : Proclamation for continuing all persons in Office.
Mar. 26 : Proclamation to discourage vice and encourage virtue.
Proclamation against spreading false news.
Mar. 28 [29] : Proclamation for the Coronation and adjourning the term.
April [5] : Proclamation for apprehending Colepeper et al.
May 14 [15] : Proclamation for recalling seamen from foreign services.
Proclamation for a General Fast.
July [? June] 18 : Proclamation for encouraging the coming in and bringing in of seamen.
Proclamation against deserters and persons going to or coming from France.
July 24 [2] : Proclamation for dissolving the Parliament.
August [6] : Proclamation for proroguing the Parliament.
Sept. 6 : Proclamation for further proroguing the Parliament.
Nov. 3 : Proclamation for a Thanksgiving.
Dec. 11 [13] : Proclamation for discovering the plunder and effects taken at Vigo and Port St. Marys.
Dec. 18 : Proclamation about colours to be wore aboard ships.
Dec. 31 : Proclamation for encouraging seamen.
1702-3 Jan. 14 [15] : Proclamation commanding seamen to render themselves.
Feb. 1 : Proclamation for discovering the murderers of [W.] Harrison and Simonds [E. Simmonds].
Proclamation for mariners and soldiers to render themselves.
Proclamation for apprehending [Captains] Coshart [Cossart] and La Touche, [French] prisoners of war [escaped].
Feb. 18 : Proclamation about distributing the goods taken at Vigo.
[Feb. 25] : Proclamation for enlarging the time for seamen and soldiers to come in.
Money Book XVII, pp. 12-13. Order Book VI, p. 65. Disposition Book XVII, p. 10.
Certificate by Treasurer Godolphin "that her Majesty hath been generously pleased to say to me that it is her pleasure and intention" that the further payments of the pension of 1500l. per an. to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, out of secret service (which she directed from 1702 June 24 and on which 3500l. has been already paid by way of advance in pursuance of her Majesty's command) shall be continued to the said Earl or his assigns and that she will not determine the same during her Majesty's life. Money Book XVII, p. 14.
Warrant by same to Isaac Newton [Master and Worker of the Mint] to pay 60l. to William Bond for apprehending and prosecuting Elizabeth Byss et al clippers and coiners in co. Gloucester between 3 and 4 years together. Ibid., p. 16.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 40l. to Edward Seymour, Clerk of the Hanaper, on the passing of his account for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 18.
Same by same to the Prizes Commissioners to pay 27l. 7s. 1d. to Richard Hudson, master of the Dixwell tender, laden with prize goods from Vigo, who being accused of a breach of trust in embezzling the said goods was sent for from Falmouth to London by order of the Lord Admiral and imprisoned in the Marshalsea but on examination was discharged and allowed to return to his vessel : the reason being that being ordered by Sir Cloudesly Shovell to Spithead he did not appear there at the general rendezvous which gave suspicion to Sir Cloudesly that he designed to act clandestinely, which Sir Cloudesly signified to the Admiralty, but Hudson having arrived in Falmouth through stress of weather. Ibid., p. 19.
Money warrant for 87l. 8s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for tallies of loan and other tallies levied and stricken by them for the service of the Crown without fee from Easter 1703 to Michaelmas 1703. (Money order dated Dec. 9 hereon). Ibid., p. 23. Order Book VI, p. 66. Disposition Book XVII, p. 10.
Same for 20l. to William Barclay, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage as a chaplain to New England.
20l. to Thomas Pritchyard (Pritchard) for same as a same to New York. (Money orders dated Dec. 9 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 23. Order Book VI, p. 65. Disposition Book XVII, p. 10.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Malt Duty Office for the quarter ended 1703 June 24 : total 301l. 19s. 3½d. Money Book XVII, p. 29.
Money warrant for 10l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell School for one year to 1703 Lady day on his perpetuity. Ibid., p. 35. Disposition Book XVII, p. 10.
Letter of direction for 3875l. for the Judges et al as follows for last Michaelmas term : viz.
£
to the 12 Judges of England 3000
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester 125
to Sir Salathiel Lovell, second Justice there 50
to the 11 Masters in Chancery 275
to 5 of the Justices of Wales on 300l. per an. each 375
to said Sir Salathiel Lovell on 200l. per an. 50
£3875
Ibid., p. 11.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. The Attorney General's opinion is that the 3000 marks payable by the county Palatine of Chester to the Queen ought to be recovered and paid to her. Advise with the Attorney General as to the proceedings to be taken. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 284.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwaite to make a clearer report as to the reasons for the respits on the Officers of the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons. Ibid., p. 285.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance relating to the prize guns delivered into the Ordnance Stores. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Trumplin for the wages due to Robert Lee in the Queen's [ships] St. Andrew and Greenwich, assigned to petitioner but refused to be paid to him because he lost his ticket for his service on board the St. Andrew. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing Lord Thomas Fairfax's memorial [missing] for 1800l. due to him at Michaelmas last on account of the quit rents of Virginia. Certify a state of said quit rents and inform my Lord Treasurer when the term ends under the grant by which Lord Fairfax claims. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Hopson, joiner, for payment of 10,587l. 17s. 4¼d. due to him in the the Office of the Works. Ibid, p. 286.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to take off the respits of 198l. 5s. 0d. on the Captains of the Battalions of the First Regiment of Guards for their detached men sent to Holland.
Appending : report dated Nov. 20 from Adam Cardonnel on the memorial of the said Captains : viz. for the cost of subsisting said detachments during their detention in the Tower awaiting transport. Ibid., p. 287.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Peers as Surveyor of Colchester port loco Richard Bathurst who declines that employment.
William Oagle (one of the reduced number of 100 extraordinary tidesmen London port) as a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid, loco John Woodrow deceased.
Stephen Davies (an extraordinary tidesman ibid.) as a same ibid, loco William Davies preferred.
William Davies (a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid.) as waiter and searcher at Appledore in Bideford port loco John Ashe preferred.
John Ash (waiter and searcher at Appledore) as Surveyor of Bideford and Barnstaple loco Andrew Quick preferred. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 299, 300.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Darington for employment in the Customs in Kent or Sussex. Reference Book VIII, p. 79.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Richard Middleton bart. for a lease of mines of lead and coal in the manor of Denbigh co. Denbigh exclusive of what is granted to William Carter. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Brougham, Receiver General of Taxes for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland, for repayment of an overpayment of 28l. 3s. 6½d. on the fifth 4s. Aid anno 1702. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Weddell, a landwaiter London port, shewing that by reason of some trouble he is under as surety for his brother he cannot attend his duty and praying that Thomas Ince may officiate for him till he can come to terms with the creditors. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn of the memorial of Sir Humphrey Edwin praying that Wren may view the piece of ground at the entrance into Westminster Hall which he claims by grant from Charles II and report whether the rooms he designs to build there will prejudice the Pell Office lights. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of William Rider shewing that in Sept. 1688 he became surety at the request of Lord Griffin to Vall Duncombe for 2500l., the said Lord Griffin indemnifying petitioner by demising to Duncombe some lands in Braybrooke which are since extended by reason of said Duncombe being indebted to the Earl of Ranelagh, who (with the executors of Mr. Toll) doth claim the money due on said bond : but the said Lord Griffin's lands are seized by virtue of his attainder : therefore praying stay of proceedings. Ibid., p. 81.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Thomas Vyner shewing that about 5 years since the Postmasters General contracted with him for the house where the Post Office is kept and other houses laid into the same at the price of 6000l. but the agreement was not perfected by reason the King's Counsel objected to the title, but petitioner has effectually cleared same over 2 years since : therefore prays direction for procedure on the said bargain, in regard the fee of the leasehold part is now to be purchased. Ibid., p. 82.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 7 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to Mr. Cary, Agent for Antigua, the Queen's arms to be set up in the Supreme Court of Justice there : in accordance with the Order in Council for the provision of same for each of the Plantations. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 115.
The like of a like order dated Nov. 24 for the delivery to Mr. Jones of particulars, detailed, to be carried by him to the Emperor of Morocco as a present from her Majesty : (fine cloth of a new fabric and of divers colours, a fine repeating clock with Arabic figures and Arabian tunes, an amber China ship with clock work, a suit of armour, 2 swords, 6 gun barrels, locks &c. to be made Morocco fashion, 3 pair of pistols, 2 telescopes, 2 double microscopes, 2 barometers, 2 concave burning glasses, &c). Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty to make the distribution of the profit of the French prize ship Eagle and Crown to the owners, captain and company of the Larke frigate which took the said ship without a letter of marque ; Dr. Bramston, Surrogate to the Judge of the Admiralty Court, having reported that during the late war such captures without letters of marque have been as beneficial to the owners, captain and company as if under letters of marque.
Prefixing : Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's May 8 last ordering said distribution. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 118.