Warrant Book
December 1703, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: December 1703, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 466-481. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84324 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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December 1703, 1-15

Dec. 1. Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamps Office for four separate quarters ended 1702 Nov. 1 : 1702-3 Feb. 1, 1703 May 1 and 1703 Aug. 1 ; totals 262l. 0s. 11¾d., 1023l. 12s. 3d., and 1288l. 15s. 11¾d., 2064l. 3s. 9d. respectively. Money Book XVII, pp. 14-16.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe for one year to June 24 last on their several fees payable out of the Customs viz. 63l. 2s. 0d. to the executors of lord Robert Russell, late Clerk of the Pipe, and to the Secondary and sworn clerks of that office ; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe, 11l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 16.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply to the head of Wages of seamen 40,000l. of the money received on tallies and orders registered in your name on the Land Tax anno 1703. Disposition Book XVII, p. 12.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] being "Considerations offered for preventing the practice of colouring aliens' goods." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 284.
Same to Auditor Harley enclosing the memorial [missing] of Edward Douglas relating to the accounts of the two late Marine Regiments. If you find there was a mistake in the former statement of these accounts you are to rectify it. Ibid., p. 286.
Same to Mr. Borrett to attend the Attorney General for his opinion on the enclosed letter [missing] from the bishop of London desiring that you may prosecute several forfeitures. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on Mr. Wise's bills for works done at Windsor, Kensington and St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 289.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods [Trent South], of the petition of the keepers of Dean Forest for payment of 385l. due to them for 3½ years from 1699 Xmas on their salaries of 80l. and 30l. per an., for want of which they are reduced to great extremity. Reference Book VIII, p. 79.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of George Banson shewing that in 1683 he become surety for 2000l. for his brother Hen. Banson as collector for Excise in the bishopric of Durham and Newcastle-on-Tyne : that Henry died in 1688 and petitioner believes his said office was faithfully executed as no claim was ever made till Hilary term last when petitioner was served with a scire facias on his bond : therefore praying stay of proceedings as he is unable to make a defence after so long a time. Ibid., p. 80.
Dec. 2. Letter of direction for 578l. 2s. 8d. to Thomas Newsham, son and executor of John Newsham, for his [John's] extraordinaries as late Receiver of Taxes for co. Warwick : his accounts being all passed. Disposition Book XVII, p. 11.
Same for 3516l. 6s. 8d. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied by him in satisfaction of an additional list or establishment of pensions or bounties to wit to Sept. 29 last. Ibid., p. 12.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed reference [missing] from the Council of the petition from the Commissioners of Trade for setting the rates of foreign coins in the Plantations in America. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 286.
Dec. 3. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Duties on Marriages &c. and on Houses for co. Cambridge to reduce the salary of John York, Surveyor of said Duties, from 80l. per an. to 60l. per an. as from June 24 last : his duty therein being lessened. Money Book XVII, p. 18.
Dec. 3, 7 and 2. Same by same to same for said County to pay Edward Pigon 60l. per an. salary as Surveyor of said Duties.
the like to ditto for co. Yorks. to pay 80l. per an. salary to Fran. French as a same.
the like to ditto for co. Beds, to pay 70l. per an. salary to William Durham as a same.
the like to ditto for co. Wilts. to pay 80l. per an. salary to Henry Flower as a same. Ibid., pp. 20, 25.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to pay 7l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Bridges, their Cashier, for last Michaelmas quarter, for the increase of business and bills of exchange in his Office which necessitates his keeping an additional clerk : with dormant clause for same in future. Ibid., p. 28.
Dec. 3. Subscription by same of a Treasury order dated 1694 Aug. 2 for 114l. to John Newsham, Receiver General for the first 4s. Aid &c. co. Warwick. Order Book VI, p. 64.
[?] The like of an order dated 1699 Nov. 25 for 130l. to the executors of said Newsham. Ibid.
[?] The like of an order dated 1699 Nov. 21 for 221l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Newsham, son and executor of said Newsham. Ibid.
Dec. 3. William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. The Lord Treasurer approves your proposal that the Navy Board should examine the accounts of Edmund Dummer for the sloops employed in the mails between Falmouth and the Plantations in the West Indies from 1702 Aug. 20 to 1703 Oct. 31. Please consider a scheme for carrying on the said service in future "and towards refunding the great charge thereof." (Same to the Navy Commissioners to examine said accounts). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 288.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Fairfax together with the Queen's warrant for a grant to him of wrecks in America. Will it be proper to insert therein such a qualifying clause as Lord Fairfax desires? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox. The Mayor &c. of the borough of Warwick have petitioned for timber to finish the Church of St. Martins, which was burned in 1694. Certify what timber is available in Whittlewood and Salcey Forest. Ibid., p. 296.
Dec. 3 & 4 & 7. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Philip Carey (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid. loco Edward Crawley preferred.
Edward Crawley (a tidesman in the Inferior List) removed to the Superior List loco John Baxter deceased.
Edward Moody (an extraordinary tidesman ibid.) as a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid. loco Isaac Mills preferred.
Isaac Mills (a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid.) removed to the Superior List ibid. loco William Peckett deceased.
Nicholas Herbert as messenger and preventive officer at Ravenglass, a creek in Whitehaven port, loco Joseph Herbert his father who resigns as old and infirm.
George Wilkinson as porter and tidesman at Whitehaven loco John Winder deceased.
Christopher Williamson and Peter Skipwith (who are seafaring men) as boatmen at Hull loco Henry Wickham and George Browne dismissed.
Adam Browne as a deputy Queen's waiter London port loco James Davies preferred.
James Davies as a landwaiter ibid. loco Samuell Dassell dismissed. The usual allowance for superannuated officers is to be deducted out of Davies' salary. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 301, 302.
Dec. 3. Treasury reference to H. Baker of the petition of John Ford for payment of 146l. 13s. 4d., being the Crown's part of a penalty on Capt. Joseph Saunders for importing French silks "the said Saunders having on payment of the said money discovered to petitioner, who is a Customs officer, many persons who had exported great quantities of wool, whereby the Government hath gained above 4500l." Reference Book VIII, p. 80.
Same to same of the petition of Stephen Taylor shewing that he has lain in Canterbury gaol upwards of 3 years for transporting wool ; and all his goods were seized and he hath nothing to subsist on but what he begs at the prison windows : therefore praying to be enlarged. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 16 to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery of 2 badges to Thomas Powell, waterman in ordinary to the Queen : to a value of 26l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 116.
The like of a like for 2 badges to Thomas Groves, a same. Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against Anthony Sturt, late Cashier for the Victualling, his accounts having been now transmitted from the Victualling Commissioners to the Navy Commissioners. Ibid.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to allow Thomas Tyrrell 5 per cent. for his agency as Agent for Prizes at Lisbon he having disposed of several prize ships and sent home an account of the produce thereof. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Phillip Harris, administrator to the late Duchess of Mazarin in trust for the many creditors of said Duchess, against any lease of the house in which she lived near St. James's House till the creditors be heard. Notice to be given to said Harris at his house near St. James's. Caveat Book, p. 57.
Dec. 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmaster General to imprest a further 1500l. to Edmund Dummer on his contract for the West India pacquet boats : on which 8000l. has been already paid him on account. Money Book XVII, p. 16.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 27l. per an. to Richard Brathwayte as one of the Customers of Newcastle port. Ibid., p. 19.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to attend the Attorney General with the several papers touching frauds and abuses in the taxes committed in co. Devon. Out Letters. (General) XVII, p. 288.
Same to Mr. Travers et al to examine the accounts of the late Aaron Smith of his Crown law expenses, his widow Prudentia Smith having petitioned for payment of the balance due thereon. Ibid., p. 289.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a lodge and several parcels of land at Richmond (the Keepers Close in the possession of Thomas Barnes and the Broom Close alias Barbados Close with a parcel of ground called Brickfeild paled in by Mr. Latton) all in order to a lease thereof to James, Duke of Ormonde.
Prefixing : Surveyor General's report on said Duke's memorial for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 127.
Report dated Whitehall by William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to the Treasury Lords in reply to their order of Nov. 30 last supra p. 464 calling for a state of what is due to Lord Fairfax on account of the Quit Rents of Virginia and when his grant therein ends. Hereon Blathwayt reports that 1800l. is due to Lord Fairfax as executor to the late Lord Colepeper for three years ended at Michaelmas last in compensation of the said Lord Colepeper's patent and grant of the Quit Rents and other profits in Virginia. The term of 21½ years during which Lord Colepeper was to receive 600l. per an. in lieu of his pretentions commenced 25 Aug. 1683 and will end 25 Feb. next. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 135-6.
Dec. 6. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,444,006l. 15s. 0d. to Charles Fox as imprest for the year 1704 for the Forces to act in conjunction with the Allies viz. 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000 men ; 55,272l. 10s. 6d. for the Queen's proportion of the subsidies to be paid to the Allies for part of the said 40,000 men for said year ; 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the additional 10,000 men ; 176,481l. 11s. 0d. as imprest for 8000 men to act in conjunction with the Forces of the King of Portugal ; 150,000l. as imprest for the Queen's proportion of the charge of 13,000 men to be maintained by the said King of Portugal for said year. (Money warrant dated Dec. 15 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 119-20. Money Book XVII, p. 30. Order Book VI, p. 67.
Same for 357,000l. to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, as imprest for pay thereof for said year 1704. (Money warrant dated Dec. 15 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. — hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 120. Money Book XVII, p. 30. Order Book VI, p. 67.
[?] An additional list or Establishment, under the Queen's sign manual of yearly pensions or bounties to be paid by Edward Nicholas :
per an.
to be paid as from 1701 Dec. 25.
the rector of Hampton ; to make the allowance of 31l. 1s. 8d. into 36l. 1s. 8d. so much having formerly been granted to said Rector by Hy. VIII and James I and charged upon certain fee farms which have been since sold or granted away
5l.
to be paid as from 24 June 1702.
Lucrece de Chevernay
50
Claude Davennes 40
Mary and Ann la Borde 24
Catherine and Mary D'hubac 20l. and Isabeau de Brasselay 20l. 40
Henrietta de Hautcharmoy 36
Judith de Brugnire and Elizabeth Vebron 12l. each 24
Mary Bondon 20
Mary Jolly de Chadignac and Mary Verveillon 12l. each 24
Elizabeth Hauteclair 25
Charlotte and Mary Malleray 24
Blanche Tournier 25
Louise and Aimee Lamaugere 30
Mary Berault and Jeanne de Sussac 12l. each 24
Mary and Silly Dumont 30
Louise de Launay 20l.
François and John Marioge 15
Suzanne de Culan St. Meme 12
Anne Benigne Desgrovais, Charlotte Montguion, Susanne Le Cercle 15l. each 45
Charlotte Pommeau 12
Mary de Champagne 40
Mary and Katherine Laferriere 24
Henrietta and Mary Louvigny 30
Judith Beconne 15
Esther, Mary and Susanna Champlaurier 24
Mary and Susanna Bette 20
— Folguerolles 12
— Pasquet 6
Anne Gabrielle de Montmillan 15
Angelique Doudar, Françoise Sarette and Mary Dubreville, 12l. each 36
Mary Jouneau 10
Mary Chabannes 12
Esther and Lucrece Longuevergne 20
Madeleine de Touchimbert and Madeleine Dornaunt, 18l. each 36
Andre, Pierre and Anne Henriette Laprimauday 15
Elizabeth and Katherine Tourton 33
Susanne La Pennotierre 25
Mary St. Faussevicouse, and Susanne Marolles 12l. each 24
Emeraud le Grand 2
Martha Dollon 30
Susanne de Serrieres 18
Mary de Rozell 12
Helene and Margarite Marancin 40
Elizabeth de la Barre (? Barze) and Susanne de la Hospitall 25l. each 50
Henrietta de la Largere 50
Henrietta de Bellefonds 25
Sarah de St. Helenne and Claude Duncan, 20l. each 40
Catherine Siecler and Ursula Siecler, each 25l. 50
Jacqueline Godeau de la Roche 17
Elizabeth Perigoix 20
— Dangeau 100
— La Muce 30
Mary de Lisle 50
— Pardaillon and Catherine de Dollon, 30l. each 60
— Langragne 50
— De Renevall 9
Anne de Boisrisseau 30
Frances Plunket 30
Anne Donavant 22
Margaret Stevens 13 4 0
Anne Paltock 40
— Persoode 100
Henry Gwynn alias Quinn 20l.
Oliver de la Muce Esq. 150
Peter de la Touche 50
Sir Wynwood Mowat 40
Matthew Clarke 20
John Lauze 50
Thomas Chamberlaine and Oswald Fawne, 18l. each 36
Elizabeth Duke 4
Anne Gourney and Margaret Barker, 20l. each 40
Sarah Bridgman and Deborah Roleston, 30l. each 60
Catherine Harlackenden 40
Sarah Okeover, Elizabeth Macdonnell, Winifrid Whaley, Magdalen Cunningham and Elizabeth Mackraken, 30l. each 150
2465 4 0
Payments which shall commence from 29 Sept. 1702.
the Duchess of Holstein Bec
200
Dr. Cookburne, minister of the English Church at Amsterdam 60
260
Payments which shall commence from 1703 June 24.
Col. Richard Bagott
100
Capt. Henry Thomas, Capt. Thomas Pauldon and Major — Hill, 50l. each 150
Hasting Baldock late of the Second Troop of Guards, John Barford the like, William Fachin the like, Peter Lamb the like, John Button the like, John Breres the like 27l. 7s. 6d. each 164 5 0
Frances Jones and Ann Lloyd daughters of William Pendrill deceased, each 50l. in lieu of so much lately payable to them by the Paymaster of the Forces 100
the afternoon preacher at Kensington Church for the time being 20
Thomas Browne, a superannuated huntsman, in lieu of so much formerly paid him out of the Privy Purse 50
Elizabeth Richards, Henry Wood and Alice Shipton, each 20l. 60
644 5 0
Total of the 4 aforegoing lists £3374 9 0
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 121-4.
Dec. 6. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Col. Quarry. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 289.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 30 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to give orders for enlarging and fitting the tapestry hangings to the wainscot in the New Drawing Room at St. James's : at a cost of about 60l. "for the charge of enlarging the rich gold and silver hangings abovementioned." Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 119.
Dec. 7. Dormant warrant by same to the Postmasters General to pay the allowance of 200l. per an. to Richard Swift who for many years has been Solicitor to the Post Office : to be for his care in taking the securities of the deputy postmasters, letter carriers and [Post Office] Farmers : as from Lady day 1702, he having taken care of the said securities for 2 years past. Money Book XVII, p. 22.
Warrant by same to same to pay the assessments to the 1703 Land Tax and Subsidies on [Post Office] officers of salaries not exceeding 60l. per an. Ibid., p. 24.
Same by same to same to settle a new post for the midland towns in co. Cornwall at a charge of 260l. per an. : by reason that as the present post road passes along the south coast of said county several inland towns are under a great disadvantage in their correspondence. At the end of 12 months you are to certify the Treasury how far such a post doth answer the expense thereof. Ibid.
Same by same to same to pay 84l. 3s. 6d. to Mary Bastinck, widow of Francis Bastinck, who was some years ago manager of the pacquet boats at Dover : being at the usual rate of 6d. a head for 3367 soldiers whom her husband carried over for France and Holland between 1686 and 1689 : she being left with several small children and under very low circumstances. Ibid.
Same by same to the Exchequer to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 81,902l. 12s. 7½d., said sum being the receipts between Nov. 9 last and Dec. 7 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 10,818l. 11s. 4d. from Windows ; 5187l. 19s. 7½d. from Additional Impositions ; 3622l. 3s. 3d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 26,222l. 6s. 11d. from New Customs ; 3387l. 18s. 7d. from Marriages ; 32,665l. 10s. 11d. 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 7th Dec., 1703. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 39930 1 935 2 9
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 227898 9 3 6848 16
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 492199 10 0 15418 10
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 67665 13 4 1500 18
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 113847 15 9 3588 10
Salt 1711500 0 0 621129 5 28774 2
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 54815 0 2689 19
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 288000 0 0 7484 8
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 155206 17 3767 17
Marriages 648000 0 0 338283 11 9 10895 6
4871611 8 0 2398976 4 11 81902 12
Ibid., p. 26.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for the quarters ended 1703 March 25 and June 24 : totals respectively 513l. 19s. 7d. and 623l. 8s. 1d. (including 8801 ship letters at 1d. per letter), 10l. to Thomas Wells for discovering several carriers ; 11l. 5s. 5d. to Monsieur Danckarts being so much disburst for postage for his late Majesty's letters to the Hague from Spain, Germany &c. ; 7l. 19s. 6d. to Hen. Sebille, Collector for the poor in the Workhouses ; 2l. 1s. 0d. to Richard Burnaby for his disbursements in looking after carriers ; 5l. to Thomas Humphrys for pumping the well.) Money Book XVII, p. 27.
William Lowndes to Mr. Whitfeild for an account of the sum necessary to be supplied for carrying on the subsistence of the Marine Regiments under your pay for one month from the 24th Dec. inst. (Same to Mr. How for the like account for the Forces under his pay.) (Same to Mr. Fox for the like for the Forces under his pay, distinguishing the 40,000 men, the Augmentation Troops and the 8000 men for Portugal.) Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 289, 290, 291.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of the loss by exchange on moneys for the Forces under your pay anno 1702. (Same to Mr. Fox for the like account for the Forces under his pay anno 1703.) Ibid., p. 290.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account of the sum wanting to clear 6 months more on the Course of the Navy. (Same to the Victualling Commissioners for the like for the Victualling Course.)
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded for the sum necessary for carrying on the service thereof.
Same to the Board of Ordnance for same for land and sea service of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Francis Negus, woodward of Windsor Forest, relating to trees blown down there during the late storm. You are to secure same for the Queen. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby for a state of the pay that will be due to the 3 Regiments of Lucy, Handaside and Whetham in the West Indies on the 24th inst. Ibid., p. 291.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for a statement of what is due for 1702 for the 5 Regiments of Lieut. Gen. Earle, Lord Donegal, Lord Charlemont, Gustavus Hamilton and the late Col. Columbine. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has read your inventory of brass and iron guns taken at Vigo. You are to dispose of crackt and unserviceable ordnance, valued at 1881l. 13s. 0d. and 626l. 10s. 7½d. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of George Howell, Receiver General of Taxes for several counties of Wales, praying payment of 1257l. 17s. 7d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
Same to the New East India Company to speak with the Lord Treasurer on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners touching the valuation of unrated goods imported by you. (The like letter to the Old East India Company.) Ibid., p. 292.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the assignees of the statute of bankrupt against Ebenezer Travers shewing that in 1695 and 1696 the said Travers exported on debentures but soon after failed : therefore praying that oath may be made that the goods were not landed again so that the debentures may be perfected and the creditors receive what is due. Reference Book VIII, p. 96.
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 the 10 pensionary watermen for the year 1703 : to a cost of 29l. 2s. 6d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 119.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of the lease to Joseph Ayloffe of land in Shepperton Broadmead in trust for Thomas Stone ; of a brewhouse in Richmond in trust for Richard Hawes junr. ; of a little edifice called the Barge house there in trust for Silvanus Lawrence ; of several parcels of land there in trust for the Honble. Richard Hill ; of a house there in trust for Anne Darley widow ; of a messuage there in trust for Jane Armitage spinster ; of several messuages there in trust for the Honble. Major Gen. Cholmondley. Ibid., p. 120.
Dec. 8. William Lowndes to the Sub-Commissioners of Prizes at Plymouth to pay (out of prize money in your hands) 2000l. to Henry Scobell, Receiver and Paymaster of the moneys for purchase of tin for the Queen. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 292.
Same to Mr. Popple to acquaint the Commissioners for Trade that the account of the proceedings of a Court Martial held in Barbados Feb. 2 last contains some things relating to Mr. Cox, one of the sub-Commissioners of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty there. The Lord Treasurer has directed that Cox be dismissed. For the future my Lord Treasurer desires that any matter relating to the Customs be first sent to him "that so (as is regular) it may be by him transmitted to the Commissioners of the Customs, who are under his Lordship's direction." Ibid.
Same to the Judge of the Admiralty Court to give notice to the Customs Commissioners when any process commences from adjudications in the Admiralty Court for any prizes brought into Jersey and Guernsey. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Swift, Solicitor of the Post Office, to take tickets [or receipt vouchers] for any sums you pay for any fees, legal charges &c. Ibid., p. 293.
Same to Mr. Pawling for his answer to the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Stamp Commissioners relating to errors in your accounts. Ibid.
Additional Establishment under the Royal sign manual for 4 Regiments of Foot for service in Ireland, each of 12 Companies, each of 50 men : to take place from Dec. 25 inst. : total establishment 45,053l. 3s. 4d. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 294.
[?] Regulation, under the royal sign manual, of the weekly subsistence to be paid for the use of the Forces going to Portugal : to commence from 1703 Sept. 29 (350l. 17s. 6d. per week for Brigadier Harvey's Regiment of Horse ; 304l. 6s. 6d. for the Royal Regiment of Dragoons 222l. 7s. 4d. each for the Earl of Portmore's Regiment of Foot and for 7 other Regiments of Foot.) Ibid., pp. 295-6.
Dec. 9. Royal warrant to John How, Paymaster General of the Forces in England, to pay to the persons entitled 198l. 5s. 0d. out of moneys respited on the Battalion of the First Regiment of Foot Guards for 83 men out of the several Companies in March last which were detached in March last for recruiting the Battalions of the said Regiment in the Low Countries ; the said detachment being detained on this side for want of transport and having therefore been subsisted by the Captains to April 5 following, whereby the said detachment was respited to June 24 following, during which time the Captains raised and subsisted 78 men at their own charge in place thereof. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 137.
Money order for 75l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for 3 quarters to June 24 last on their annuity for repair of the Cobb. Order Book VI, p. 66.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 25 to Mr. Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Secretary Sir Charles Hedges of 3 silver boxes for the great seal which is to be affixed to Treaties with Sweden, Hanover and Zell : to the value of about 25l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 111.
Dec. 10. Money order for 88l. 19s. 0d. to the executors of Serjeant William Powlet for 1 quarter and 17 days from the last day of Trinity term 1703 to Oct. 3 last (the day of his death) on his salary as late Chief Justice of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan.
Appending : affidavit by John Everett, servant to said Powlet, of his death on Sunday Oct. 3 last. Order Book VI, p. 66.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : as in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. towards pay &c. of 10,000 soldiers on board the Fleet anno 1703 : and is to be paid to Col. Rivers on account of his Regiment to enable him to recruit same out of money saved by respits. Disposition Book XVII, p. 12.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to comply with the enclosed letter [missing] of Mr. Crawford, Deputy Commissary of the Musters of the Army, "relating to Marine Officers having certificates from your Office in order to enable him [Crawford] to prepare the muster rolls." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 292.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Savage by order of the Customs Commissioners with a representation from Mr. Patrick Mein (who has been employed as Surveyor General in America) relating to Mr. Cox, one of the sub-Commissioners for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados. Do the Commissioners for Trade adhere to their opinion of dismissing Mr. Cox? Ibid., p. 293.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed certificate [missing] from the Auditor of the Receipt charging 1003l. 18s. 8d. upon Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, for interest money received at the Exchequer on several orders of loans before assignment of same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Richard Crawley of the petition of Francis de Laet, executor of Sir Paul Rycaut, shewing that when Sir Paul was [British] Resident at Hamburg he seized a ship called the Frederick that had East India goods on board to the value of 600l. and same was condemned at his cost : therefore praying reward. Reference Book VIII, p. 81.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Steele, supervisor of the Salt Duty at Droitwich, shewing that when he was collector [of said Duty] for Flint and Mostyn in North Wales he made several seizures of salt, in prosecution of which he has been at great charge "and gave a bond of 500l. not to discover the informer and a gratuity of 1s. per bushell for all salt seized by the said information" : therefore prays allowance of his charges, he having had no benefit thereby. Ibid., p. 82.
Dec. 13. William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] to William Lowndes enclosing three papers viz. (1) and (2) as below and (3) a report about the two Regiments in Jamaica.
Prefixing and appending : (1) a memorial for my Lord High Treasurer from said Blathwayt dated Whitehall Dec. 13 relating to a discovery of lands in the Province of Maryland. "Mr. Blathwayt having received information of a tract of land of considerable value belonging to the Queen that has been lately discovered between Maryland and Pennsylvania does humbly propose that a letter of Commission be sent by her Majesty to those parts appointing five persons of credit there to make further enquiry into this matter and to cause a survey to be made of those lands in order to their being disposed of as her Majesty shall direct. The Commissioners if your Lordship shall so think fit may be the Governor of Maryland, William Bladen Esq. (Mr. Blathwayt's deputy there), Col. Robert Quarry, Robert Moor Esq. and William Clark Esq. (the last on behalf of Mr. Pen who may be concerned in this matter)."
(2) William Blathwayte dated Whitehall Dec. 13 to the Lord Treasurer containing an information of a prize taken in the West Indies. By my last [incoming] letters from Maryland I have received advice from my correspondent there that her Majesty's ship Oxford, Capt. Moore, Commander, on his way thither has taken a French prize loaden with sugar, which was condemned by a Court of Vice-Admiralty in that [Maryland] Government and that there being no officer commissioned by the Commissioners of her Majesty's Prize Office to take care of the Queen's interest it was put into the hands of Mr. George Plater, Receiver of her Majesty's revenue in the District of Patuxent River. The value of the ship and goods is said to amount to 6000l. sterling besides what was between decks which was the men's plunder there being 600 hogsheads of sugar in the hole, which proves generally very good.
(3) "The report about the two Regiments in Jamaica is entered in the War Office Books." Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 136-7.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed account [missing] of the revenue in Virginia for 6 months from 1703 April 25 to Oct. 25, being received from Col. Nicholson, Governor of that Colony. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 294.
Same to the Attorney General. Hasten your report on the matter lately referred to you concerning the Lady Essex Griffin, Mr. Milman and others. [see supra pp. 252-3]. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] of the Stamps Commissioners touching (Mr. Pawling) the Comptroller's accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Major Anthony Morgan relating to his pay as Lieut. Governor of the Isle of Wight, which is detained in the Agent's hands by order of Lord Cutts on pretence of a power in said Lord's hands of naming his Lieut. General. Ibid., p. 296.
Treasury reference to Sidney Godolphin, Auditor for Wales, of the petition of Roger Thomas of Dymercheon [Dymeirchion] co. Flint for remission of his fine of 5l. for not answering his call on the first Jury at the Grand Sessions for said County in Sept. 1703. Reference Book VIII, p. 81.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Stamps Commissioners to employ Robert Delavall as a stamper in the Stamp Office loco Richard Downton deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 120.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to admit Simon Donjoy, late a collector of Excise, to compound his debts of 1504l. 18s. 6½d. (reduced to 854l. 8s. 4½d.) and 650l. (reduced to 572l. 11s. 8d.) : at 2s. in the £. Ibid., p. 122.
Dec. 14. Money warrant for 955l. to Richard Hill, being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary from July 29 last (the day of his departure out of the presence) to Oct. 28 last, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy. (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Dec. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 31. Order Book VI, p. 70. Disposition Book XVII, p. 15.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 28l. per an. salary to Thomas Wolstenholme as Customer of Bridgwater port. Money Book XVII, p. 32.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to refund the assessment to the present Land Tax and Subsidies on Customs officers whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. Ibid.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to imprest 1000l. to Mr. Hall, their Cashier, for incidents for management of the Duties on malt, mum, cyder and perry granted last Session. Ibid.
Money warrant for 28l. 3s. 0d. to Thomas Brougham, Receiver General of Taxes for Cumberland and Westmorland, for an overpayment in his account of the fifth 4s. Aid : same to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on account of the present 1703 Land Tax to wit the 6th 4s. Aid. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon.) Ibid., p. 33. Order Book VI, p. 70.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary and incidents bill, detailed, of Wine Licence Office, for one year ended 1702 Dec. 25 : total 1107l. 3s. 2d. Money Book XVII, p. 34.
Money warrant for 401l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas Seyliard, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge, being an overpayment in his account of the Duties on Marriages &c. anno 1701 : same to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on his account of the Duties on Houses for said year. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon.) Ibid., p. 35. Order Book VI, p. 57.
Money order for 75l. to Thomas Webb for last Michaelmas term as Second Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan.
75l. to William Peisley for same term as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. Order Book VI, p. 72.
Letter of direction for 430l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys : and is for providing a present for the Emperor of Morocco as in a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of Nov. 24 last. Disposition Book XVII, p. 12.
Same for 458l. 19s. 5¼d. to Samuel Edwyn Esq. for necessaries delivered to 1702 Lady day to the Million [Lottery Office] and Malt Lottery Office in the Exchequer : 416l. 4s. 1d. thereof out of arrears of Civil List funds grown due before 1701-2 March 8 and 42l. 15s. 4¼d. out of funds granted for the Civil Government since that date. Ibid., p. 15.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Lord Admiral, and the petition from the wives of the seamen of the Queen's ship Lyme complaining that all the prize money due to their husbands is (by means of Capt. Lechmore, Commander of said ship) paid by the Receiver General for Prizes into the hands of Mr. Thomas Reynolds from whom they meet with difficulty in receiving the same. Out Letter (General) XVII, p. 294.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Churchwardens of Great Bookham, Surrey. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Johnson (who has been instructed at the waterside London port) as a landwaiter at Liverpool loco John Jones preferred.
William Chamberlain, Register of Certificates in Jersey, and John Robertson, a coastwaiter London port, to exchange places.
John Jones (a landwaiter Liverpool port) as a tidesurveyor ibid. loco Maurice Bowen deceased.
Edward Morgan, Thomas Waugh and William Blenkarne as tidesmen in Bristol port loco Thomas Smith, John Biker and Richard Hanvile, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 303, 304.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Edward Hopson shewing that in August 1702 he took as prize the ship St. Andrew from Martinique and delivered her to Sir Cloudesley Shovell who sent her to Plymouth : that afterwards in the action at Vigo "petitioner was placed one of the first ships to attack the boom with Sir Thomas Hopson and there seized a galleon : great part of her lading was put aboard his ship the Mary and afterwards when she came up the river was taken out in presence of Sir Cloudesley, one of the Prize Commissioners and the Customs House officers, exactly according to the account to which Sir Cloudesley had charged the petitioner. But one Humphrey Staples a seaman of the said ship Mary informing that the petitioner had privately put on shore at Plymouth part of the goods taken out of the St. Andrew prize viz. 11 bags of cocoa, 50 [pound weight] each, 2 barrels of tortoise shell and 2 casks of sugar and that he had put on shore at Gravesend 5 powder barrels full of cochineal weighing 100 [pound] each being part of the goods taken at Vigo, a verdict last term was given against the petitioner for 500l. upon the single testimony of the said Staples : and whereas the petitioner can prove that he [the informer] was not on board the ship at the time the informer swears he was aiding and assisting in running the barrels of cochineal, which barrels the informer swears weighed 100 each though it appears by the prize books a powder barrel full of cochineal weighs no more than 60 pounds" therefore prays relief in consideration of the little credit to be given to the said Staples. Reference Book VIII, p. 81.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Stamps Commissioners to employ William John (Johns) as distributor of stamped paper and vellum at Exeter loco Benjamin Robins. (Replaced on Dec. 20 by a like warrant for him as distributor for the county of Devon and city of Exeter.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 122, 128.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to survey wood blown down by the late great storm in several of her Majesty's forests, parks and chases and to sell same and to estimate for the repairs necessary. (The like warrant to Henry Wise for St. James's park.) Ibid., pp. 123, 124.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to admit George Murray, late a Collector of Excise, to compound his debt of 3399l. 12s. 6d. on payment of 245l. 7s. 6d. : as in replacement of the warrant of March 4 last. Ibid., p. 125.
Same to same to allow in account 20l. and 60l. to John Lyford, formerly a collector of Excise for Exeter Collection ; being for uncollectable amounts on 2 bills which he took in May 1700 from Peter Parr of Exeter on John and Thomas Fisher, merchants, of London and from Arthur Jeffry on Henry Gunter. Ibid., p. 126.
Dec. 15 & 16. Money order for 50l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell for 1703 Michaelmas term as Second Justice of Chester.
50l. to same for same time as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery. Order Book VI, p. 69.
Dec. 15. Same for 75l. to Charles Cox for last Michaelmas term on his salary as Second Justice of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan. Ibid, p. 77.
William Lowndes to Mr. Povey to forthwith pass his accounts as Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded. You have not given security for your office. You are forthwith to propose sufficient sureties. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 295.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on Samuel Brewster's petition for recall of the Lord Treasurer's order for prosecuting at the Queen's charge the title "set up for the Crown to the curacy of St. Buttolphs Aldgates, in regard he is thereby oppressed in his right by repeated law suits." Ibid., p. 296.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ezek. Polstead as Surveyor General of the Duties on Houses [and on Marriages for co. Gloucester] praying a reward for discovering many frauds in those Duties and for his charges in prosecutions whereby several persons have been fined sums amounting to 154l. Reference Book VIII, p. 82.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, referring to them again their report of Sept. 15 last on the petition of William Chartres concerning the judgment against him as security with Nicho. Green, of the city of Cork, for the value of the ship James and her lading seized in 1693 on suspicion of being of the growth of France. You have not stated your opinion what you think fit to be done. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 294.