Warrant Book
December 1703, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: December 1703, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 481-493. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84325 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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December 1703, 16-31

Dec. 16. Letter of direction for 300,000l. to Charles Fox out of loans to be made by him on credit of the Land Tax anno 1704 next and immediately after 1,250,000l. shall be lent on credit of said tax : to be in part of said Fox's order for 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for 40,000 men anno 1704. The orders for the said loans are by agreement to be drawn without interest. Disposition Book XVII, p. 13.
Same for 50,000l. to same : out of the like loans without interest on Land Tax next after 850,000l. shall be lent thereon : as in part of his order for 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the additional 10,000 men and the subsidies thereof [the Treaty subsidies relating to the said 10,000 men] anno 1704. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to Charles Fox : out of loans without interest to be made by himself on Land Tax anno 1704 next and immediately after 900,000l. shall be lent thereon : as in part of his order for 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for 8000 men to act with the Forces of the Crown of Portugal anno 1704. Disposition Book XVII, p. 13.
Same for 50,000l. to same : out of the like loans without interest to be made by himself on Land Tax next and immediately after 800,000l. shall be lent thereon : as in part of his order for 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for 40,000 men anno 1704. Ibid.
Same for 300,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of the like loans to be made by himself on credit of the Land Tax anno 1704 and to be without interest : to be for the service of the Navy and Victualling. Ibid., p. 14.
Same for 50,000l. to Charles Bertie : out of the like loans without interest to be made by himself on Land Tax next and immediately after 750,000l. shall be lent thereon : and to be for land services of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same for 100,000l. to John How : out of the like loans without interest to be made by himself on Land Tax next and immediately after 650,000l. thereon : to be as in part of his order for 357,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1704 including 5000 men to serve in the Fleet. Ibid.
Dec. 17. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 125.
Same to same for a same for 300,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, as imprest for land and sea services of the Ordnance. Ibid., p. 126. (Privy seal dated Dec. 31 hereon).
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to pay 100l. per an. to Robert Beddoe as from 1703 Sept. 29 to defray the charge of cleansing the streets and public paving before the Palace of Whitehall twice in every week and carrying away the soil thereof : all by reason that the Lady Mary Kirke in behalf of herself and Peircy Kirke her son, housekeeper of said Palace, has by her petition represented that pursuant to a late Act of Parliament for paving and cleansing the streets in the cities of London and Westminster (whereby the Housekeeper of the Palace of Whitehall is obliged to have the streets before the same twice in every week swept and cleansed, that is to say from Denham Buildings in Scotland Yard to King Street, Westminster) they did in the time of Wm. III. employ the said Beddoe to perform this service, who was paid 100l. per an. by the Cofferer of Wm. III.'s Household : and that pursuant to the direction of the Lord Treasurer the petitioner [Lady Mary Kirke] has lately performed that service and in doing thereof has employed the said Beddoe : therefore praying that the said allowance may be continued to him. Ibid., p. 135.
Royal sign manual for 475l. to Phil. D'Hervart, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons ; for 95 days 1702 Aug. 21 to Dec. 24 on his ordinary. (Money warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 136. Order Book VI, p. 72.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans on the Land Tax, anno 1704, not exceeding 1,850,000l. in the whole at 5 per cent. &c. in accordance with the Act for said tax. Money Book XVII, p. 36.
Money order for 291l. 18s. 5d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for 142 days' diet July 22 last to Dec. 21 inst. and for necessaries delivered by him to the officers of said Court for 1703 Michaelmas term. Order Book VI, p. 71.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to suspend Mr. Bromfeild, Receiver General for Taxes for part of Sussex, from receiving any more public moneys. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 295.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of Benjamin Jackson, the Queen's Master Mason, for work done in Kensington Gardens amounting to 2003l. 10s. 7½d. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hill. The Lord Treasurer has received your letter dated at Frankfort the 4/5th inst., and has given order for payment of the bills you have drawn on James Bateman. The Act for the Land Tax passing this day my Lord will be enabled to send you next week a credit for [the Duke of] Savoy. "My Lord Treasurer having extraordinary business this day desires you will excuse his not writing to you himself by this post." Ibid., p. 296.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare royal warrants for allowances to Capt. John Porter, of Brigadier Frederick Hamilton's Regiment of Foot, for the loss of his Company in their passage to Holland, in consideration of his charges in raising and maintaining another Company in their stead. So much thereof as is properly chargeable to the year 1702 is to be paid by the Earl of Ranelagh and the rest by Charles Fox. Ibid., p. 297.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Long for a place in the Customs. Reference Book VIII, p. 80.
Dec. 18. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of appointment of Thomas Pennyman as Receiver General of Stamp Duties and in his place to constitute John Evelyn, jun., as same at 300l. per an. salary. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 126.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Lord High Admiral to sell decayed naval stores remaining in the several [Navy] yards.
Appending :—schedule of said stores, being details of cloth, sails, cordage, iron, wood &c. and the following old ships and vessels sold or otherwise disposed of by particular orders from the Admiralty
"for which no privy seal has yet been passed" viz.
22 May 1701 the Katherine storeship, lying at Deptford.
27 May 1701 eleven old boats [not named].
14 Jan. 1701 the Trident : lying at Portsmouth : ordered to be sunk at Harwich for a breakwater.
10 Aug. 1702 the Essex prize : lying at Deptford [to be sunk at Harwich for a breakwater].
8 Sept. 1702 the Betty : lying at Woolwich : to be sunk at Harwich for a breakwater.
6 Oct. 1702 two long boats, a pinnace and 4 yawls : lying at Deal : all to be sunk at Harwich for a breakwater.
13 Oct. 1702 the Scout yacht : lying at Portsmouth : to be sunk at Harwich for a breakwater.
20 May 1703 the Prompt prize : lying at Chatham : ordered to be broken up for wharfing.
21 June 1703 the Rotterdam hulk : lying at Chatham : ordered to be broken up for wharfing.
17 Aug. 1703 one long boat, 4 pinnaces and 6 yawls : lying at Deal : ordered to be broken up for wharfing. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 127-133.
Royal sign manual for 930l. 11s. 0d. to Richard Hill, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy : for so much expended by him by the Queen's particular order. (Money warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 20 hereon). (Letter of disposition dated Dec. 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 136. Order Book VI, p. 68. Disposition Book XVII, p. 15.
Dec. 19 and 20. Money order for 300l. to Sir Bevill Granville for [one quarter to] April 25 last on his 1200l. for an allowance as Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over her Majesty's island of Barbados and several other Islands and places in America.
600l. for half a year to Oct. 25 last on his same.
1000l. for l¼ years to same date on his additional allowance of 800l. per an. Order Book VI, pp. 62, 71.
Dec. 20. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 734l. 13s. 6d. to Capt. Porter, of the Royal Regiment of Foot of Ireland under Brigadier Frederick Hamilton, the said Captain being commissioned 1701-2, Feb. 17, to raise a Company to be added to said Regiment but by great misfortune 42 thereof were drowned near the Texel in their passage from England and the few men that remained served the campaign with the Regiment and the said Captain has since at his own expense completed the Company again, notwithstanding 4 of his new men going to Holland were taken prisoners into Ostend : by reason of all which difficulties and losses the said Company could not appear complete in Holland until April 25 last and no regular muster could be taken thereof before that date so that the said Captain has received no money for same and could not have raised same again or supported it without the assistance of the Officers of the Regiment who for want of the money they have advanced from time to time are reduced to very great extremities. The said sum represents the pay of 60 men and Officers 1701-2 Nov. 1 to 1702 April 30 ; pay of the Officers from 1702 April 30 to Dec. 24 ; and the pay of 56 men from 1 Sept. to 24 Dec., 1702. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 143.
Same to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies, to pay Capt. Porter 390l. 4s. 6d. for the pay to the abovesaid Company from 1702 Dec. 24 to 1703 April 24 : the same appearing to be complete for that time. Ibid., p. 145.
Letter of direction for 7648l. 14s. 7¾d. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List funds grown due since 1701-2 March 8 : to be applied as follows for the service of the Household, viz. :
£ s. d.
to complete 20,291l. 17s. 9¾d. for the ordinary expenses of the Household and extraordinary creditors in the quarter ended at Michaelmas last according to his memorial or state thereof 4648 14
on account of the entertainment of the King of Spain in his voyage to Portugal, towards which 5,000l. has been already issued 3000
£7648 14
Disposition Book XVII, p. 16.
Same for 12,061l. 5s. 4d. to John How, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 and is to be applied to subsistence for one month to June 21 next for Guards and Garrisons (exclusive of the Invalids and the 5,000 men to serve in the Fleet). Ibid.
Same for 3364l. 6s. 2¾d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied to discharge the debt in the Office of the Works for last Michaelmas quarter. Ibid.
Same for 1248l. 3s. 7¼d. to same : out of same : to be paid by him to Mr. Wise for bills as follows :—
£
for planting several walks of trees in the Little House Park at Windsor, and ranging out the Lynes 376
for new making and planting the Coach Court at Kensington into a garden, cleansing the mud out of the canal there and raising with earth and new laying with turf several grass walks &c. 358 14 6
for repairing keepers' and gatekeepers' houses, new making several shoars, sluices and drains, also for cleaning and new making a large pond and new making, planting, and fencing a piece of ground for a plantation in St. James's Park next to that taken in last year 513 9
£1248 3
Ibid., p. 17.
Letter of direction for 66,726l. 2s. 3¾d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces abroad : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : to be for purposes as follow :
£ s. d.
in part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for 40,000 men anno 1704
for subsistence of the Subject Troops (exclusive of the 5 Regiments that go off for Portugal) and for full pay of the Foreign Forces from 25 Dec. 1703 to 21 January following 49096 19
in part of 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the Additional 10,000 men anno 1704.
for subsistence of two English Regiments part of her Majesty's proportion of the said Additional Forces and for full pay of the Foreigners [forming the remainder of said 10,000 men] next for same time 8890 15 10¼
in part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for maintaining 8,000 men for Portugal anno 1704.
for subsistence for the Regiments going for Portugal for same time : the Horse and Dragoons being computed as unmounted 8738 6 8
£66,726 2
Disposition Book XVII, p. 17.
Same for 1177l. 17s. 4½d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : towards the debt for works in last Michaelmas quarter at Windsor Castle. Ibid., p. 18.
Same for 10,259l. 14s. 7½d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : and is to satisfy bills of exchange payable to Samuell Shepard Esq. for wine and oil furnished at Leghorn for the service of the Fleet lately in the Mediterranean under Sir Cloudesley Shovell : and is to be taken as part of the proportion allotted to the Victualling anno 1704. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply to the head of Wages 70,000l. of the moneys in your hands received on the orders registered in your name on the Land Tax anno 1704 : to wit for the pay of the wages and bounty money of the ships cast away in the late storm. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 4635l. 2s. 3d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines as follows, viz :
£ s. d.
for subsistence to Brigadier Seymour's Regiment from Dec. 25 inst. to Jan. 24 816 19 7
the like to Col. Holt's Regiment 816 19 7
the like to Col. Fox's Regiment 816 19 7
for 10 Companies of Col. Lutterell's Regiment late Villiers' (the other two [Companies] being drowned) for same time 687 0 6
for 11 Companies of Col. Saunderson's Regiment (one Company being drowned), for same time 752 0 0
for 10 Companies of Lord Shannon's Regiment (the other 2 Companies being drowned) for same time 687 0 6
for the Officers belonging to the 5 Companies that were drowned (they being on shore) for same time 58 2 6
£4635 2 3
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so apply said sum). Ibid., pp. 19, 20.
Same for 46,000l. to same : out of same : to be applied as follows : viz.
£
for the Ordinary of the Navy whereof 8000l. is intended to answer bills of exchange and imprests 16500
for wear and tear whereof 4000l. is intended for bills of exchange and imprests 29500
£46000
(Entry struck through and marked cancelledand evidently replaced by the following item). Ibid., pp. 19.
Same for 58,000l. to same : out of same : to be applied as follows :
£
to the Ordinary of the Navy being part of 46,000l. for the pay of the Yards for 1703 June 24 quarter 16500
to ditto more, being for imprests and bills of exchange 8000
to Wear and Tear being the residue of 46,000l. for the Yards 29500
to ditto more being for bills of exchange and imprests 4000
£58000
Ibid., p. 21.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for an account of allowances made for damaged wines for 3 years past. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 297.
Same to same to report on the enclosed account [missing] of John Le Sbirell, an inhabitant of Jersey, of several fines and forfeitures enforced there which belong to the Queen but have been taken by Phillip Pipon under pretence that he is a Farmer of the revenues there, though they are no part of the revenue of the island being imposed for offences committed against penal statutes made in England. Ibid., p. 298.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Charles Noden praying payment of the offreckonings of the Independent Company in Bermudas in order to clothe them ; he alleging that the muster rolls of said Company are lodged in your office. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 298.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the annuities, due at Michaelmas last out of the 9d. per barrel Excise appropriated to that [annuities] use by Act of Parliament, "taking care to reserve so much [of the said] money in the Exchequer as is due [to be paid on such annuities] upon any preceding quarter." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Rowe for his answer to the enclosed memorial [missing] from Lady Wood. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu for permission to enter [outwards] 30 barrels of gunpowder and pay Duty thereon without making oath that the price is under 5l. per barrel as the act of Tunnage directs ; [same being intended] for purchasing of slaves in Guinea. Reference Book VIII, p. 82.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Foot and Step. Dill for fresh lives respectively in their tenements called Knowles in the Manor of Carnedon Prior parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall and a tenement in said manor in South Boturnell. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Green, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Stafford, for stay of process on his accounts, he having sustained a certain loss of above 1740l. by returning his moneys through Woodward, a grazier of great credit [and who broke]. Ibid., p. 83.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Lloyd, Receiver General of the fourth 3s. Aid 1701 and the fifth 4s. Aid 1702 for co. Cheshire and North Wales, praying an allowance of 3d. per £ on the 65,946l. 5s. 1d. which he has punctually returned into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of Thomas Goodinge, serjeant at law, steward of the manor of Sewardstone Co. Essex shewing that William Sherboult, William Pigbone, Nicholas Gundry and others of the parish of Waltham Cross have without leave from her Majesty or from the Lord of the said manor lately built 3 cottages within the said forest without laying of 4 acres of freehold land to each cottage as by the statute of 31 Eliz. c 7 : therefore praying that they may be prosecuted for same. Ibid., p. 93.
Dec. 21. Money warrant for 100,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces abroad, as imprest : to be paid over for the assistance of the Duke of Savoy. (Money order dated Dec. 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 36. Order Book VI, p. 72.
Letter of direction for 7302l. 1s. 10½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces : out of Civil List moneys grown due since 1701-2, March 8 : to be upon account for the service of the Forces employed in the Low Countries anno 1702 and is intended to make good the loss by exchange on the money remitted to Holland for the said Forces in the year ended 1702 Dec. 24. Disposition Book XVII, p. 23.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners returning their report on the petition of the landsurveyors of London port for an augmentation of salary. What augmentation do you think necessary? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 298.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of the underkeepers of Hyde Park for 158l. 8s. 0d. for watering the Ring in said park last summer. Reference Book VIII, p. 82.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lawrence Carter, senr. for a new lease of the manor of Stanton under Bardon Co. Leicester, demised 1685-6, March 12 to the Earl of Stamford by the Master and Perpetual Chaplain of the Savoy ; and also their [the Savoy Chaplains'] free rent of 1½d., going out of certain lands and tenements in Bagworth Co. Leicester, and their lands and tenements in Thornton heretofore in the tenure of John Gray : which premises by mesne assignment are vested in petitioner. Ibid., p. 86.
Dec. 22. Money warrant for 21l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for half a year to 1703 Xmas on their annuity or pension. Money Book XVII, p. 35.
Letter of direction for 1489l. 16s. 8d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : to be as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. towards the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service anno 1704 : and to be applied as follows
£ s. d.
for 4 weeks' subsistence from the 25th inst. to Lord Lucas's Regiment 744 18 4
for ditto for Col. Rivers's Regiment 744 18 4
£1489 16 8
Disposition Book XVII, p. 21.
Same for 47,500l. to Charles Fox : out of same : to be paid towards the assistance of the Duke of Savoy : and is intended to be remitted to Richard Hill, Envoy Extraordinary to the said Duke, for the use of said Duke ; being the value of 30,000 pieces of Eight at 57d. per piece of Eight payable at Turin in money of Piedmont at the rate of 4 livres 5 sous for every piece of Eight. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Commissioners for Trade an account of what quantities of East India linen of all sorts have been shipped off from London and the outports to the Plantations for the year 1702 : and similarly of what quantities of European linen of all sorts. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 299.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay the Duke of Savoy 47,500l. in part of the assistance intended him by the Queen. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to report further on the petition of the Countess Dowager of Thanet for a grant from the Queen for the erection of a Penny Post Office in Dublin and 10 or 12 miles round it. You are to advise for what terms of years and on what rental you think it proper to grant same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 299.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise payment of the respits on Sir Charles Hara's Regiment of Fusiliers, including offreckonings of detachments : being 1149l. 14s. 9d. in all.
Appending : report by John How and said Blathwayt on said respits detailing said detachments viz. 50 privates 1702 Sept. 21 to complete Brigadier Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment ordered to the West Indies ; 99 privates 1702-3, Feb. 2 to recruit Brig. Collenbine's (now Col. Rivers') Regiment. Ibid., pp. 302-4.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Beza as a tidesman in Bristol port loco William Blenkarne who relinquishes.
Thomas Edwards (one of the reduced 100 extraordinary tidesmen London port) as tidesman in the Inferior List ibid loco Samuell Elliott superannuated.
Thomas Boughton an extraordinary weigher ibid as a noon tender ibid loco James Keeble deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 304.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute William Swanton as Customer of Poole port loco William Congreve surrendered. Ibid., p. 305.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of John Evelyn junr. proposing sureties, detailed, for his office of Receiver General of Stamp Duties. Reference Book VIII, p. 83.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Clenland, Commander of the Queen's ship Montague, shewing that having a truss of silk containing about 112 pound weight at 24 ounces to the pound he did on the 13th May 1703 and by Mr. Russell, a merchant at Plymouth, send a sample on shore to the Custom House to know if it might be admitted to entry, which was [done] and the Duty paid thereon, which silk coming to London by the Exeter carrier was seized in the inn and was sold by the officer [after condemnation] : therefore praying a moiety of the sum realised, and for the officer to make restitution. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to prepare a commission under the Exchequer seal for setting out the port of Falmouth and the port of Truro and the port of Penryn, and the port of Helford, and to assign such a space of ground near the present Custom House at Gweek to be a lawful quay or wharf for loading and discharging goods, to wit such space as shall be adjudged necessary and proportionable to the trade there "and utterly to debar all other places within the said port of Helford from the right or benefit of a quay or wharf for loading or discharging any goods or merchandizes whatsoever" : no such quay having as yet been set out there for the accommodation of the merchants of Helston, whose ships coming to Helford have for many years made their entries at Gweek, this concession having been granted as a favour since the last port commission for Falmouth.
Prefixing : draft of said commission : the present settlement of the member ports of Falmouth belonging to Plymouth port being injurious to the trade and privileges of Penryn and Truro. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 128-31.
Same by same to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Dec. 2 for the masters and Company of the ships Benjamin, Phill. Deveulle master, and Speedwell, John Febbeart master, to have a moiety of the goods fished up at Vigo.
Appending : schedules of said goods, viz. cochineal and raw hides. Ibid., pp. 133-4.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to allow 128l. 18s. 9½d. to John Covin, in his account as late Collector of Excise in Exeter for the value of Exchequer Bills lost in the post. Ibid., p. 135.
Subscription by same of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 10 to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery to Sir John Hewett bart. of 90 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child : to an estimate of 45l. Ibid.
Same by same to the Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths to discharge arrears of Tenths of livings of not more than 30l. per an. provided the respective churches be first filled with institution and induction.
Appending : note only of lists (from the two archbishops and the bishops respectively concerned) of arrears of Tenths of small rectories and vicarages in the dioceses respectively of St. Davids, York, Exeter, Sarum, Chester, Hereford, Carlisle, Gloucester, and Lichfield and Coventry. Ibid., p. 136.
Dec. 23. Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker upon account : for Crown Law costs. (Money order dated Dec. 29 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 36. Order Book VI, p. 73. Disposition Book XVII, p. 27.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : to be placed [or charged] to the head of wages and is intended to pay to June 30 last the ships as follow "who is going to Portugal" viz. the Lancashire, Suffolk, Greenwich, Panther, Swallow, Lark, Newport, and Firebrand fireship. Disposition Book XVII, p. 22.
Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List moneys : for secret service. Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to Seignior Verrio on account of painting her Majesty's Withdrawing Room at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 20146l. to Charles Fox : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : as in part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for maintaining 8000 men for Portugal anno 1704 : and is intended for uses as follow viz.
£ s. d.
for 8 weeks' subsistence for the Regiments going to Portugal from Jan. 21 next to March 17 next 17476 13 4
for pay of the General Officers on that Establishment for 91 days from Dec. 24 inst. to March 24 next : according to Fox's memorial of the 22nd inst 2669 6 8
£20146
Disposition Book XVII, p. 23.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an account to the Commissioners for Trade of all gold and silver exported for India and China since Michaelmas last. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 300.
Same to Mr. Baker. It is the Queen's pleasure that Sir John Maclean, his lady and children have an allowance made them such as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit, suitable to their present necessities. You are to pay him 20s. a day from Dec. 22 inst. for maintenance of himself, lady, children and servants till further order. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Ben. Robins shewing that for 10 years he has been distributor of stamps for Exeter and that his office is now given to another : therefore praying that same may be respited and his character enquired into, he being thereby in danger of losing several debts for goods [stamped paper] accounted for to the Commissioners. Reference Book VIII, p. 83.
Dec. 24. William Lowndes to Mr. Baker to pay 10l. to John Ogilvy in accordance with the Queen's pleasure : out of moneys imprested to you [for Crown Law charges]. Disposition Book XVII, p. 52.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to continue Mr. Cox in his employ as Sub Commissioner for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados, the Lord Treasurer having read the report made to you by Mr. Patrick Mein, Surveyor General in the southern parts of America, and the Commissioners for Trade having no objection to his being restored. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 300.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 27l. 8s. 0d. to Simon Sandford, late Mayor of Harwich, for subsisting sick and lame soldiers landed there or recruits discharged [there] as being under size from 1700-1 Feb. 8 to 1701 July 31.
Appending : report by the Earl of Ranelagh and said Blathwayt on said Sanford's petition. Ibid., p. 301.
Dec. 25. Royal warrant to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a great seal for a grant of an annuity or yearly pension of 300l. to the Earl and Countess of Meath as from Dec. 25 inst for their lives in consideration of many good and faithful services. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 294.
Dec. 30. William Lowndes to Mr. Hewett for an account of timber in Needwood Forest available for the assistance of the town of Warwick for repair of St. Martin's Church [there]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 304.
Dec. 31. Money order for 262l. 7s. 5d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered to the Million Lottery Office between Lady day 1699 and Lady day 1702. Order Book VI, p. 69.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Dee of Petworth Co. Sussex proposing his sureties as Receiver General for said County of the remainder of the Land Tax and Subsidy anno 1703.
In the margin : a note of a change of said sureties dated 1703-4 Jan. 15. Reference Book VIII, p. 84.