Warrant Book
January 1704, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: January 1704, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 89-108. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84534 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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January 1704, 1-15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals And Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports And Other Entries : All Not Of The Nature Of Treasury Minutes.
Jan. 2. William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed bills [missing] of Edward Proger of money laid out by him in the Middle Park at Hampton Court in 1702 and 1703. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 307.
Jan. 3. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of respits on Major Hunt Withers' (Wythers's) Company in the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers from 1702 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 during which time they were at sea) the sum of 149l. 9s. 0d. to the said Withers for the pay of the said Company as aforesaid. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 146.
Same to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to similarly pay 296l. 14s. 0d. to said Withers for the respit of his Company from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1703 April 24 they being at sea : and likewise 21l. for levy money for seven men lost at sea : and likewise 170l. to be paid to Sir Charles Hara Kt., Colonel of the said Regiment, to be distributed to the respective Captains thereof to enable them to raise men towards completing their Companies in place of the further number of 113 respited between 1702 Oct. 25 and Dec. 24 and 110 privates respited between Dec. 25 and 1702-3 Feb. 24 : same to be paid out of the 472l. 1s. 0d. respited pay of said men. Ibid., p. 147.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay out of the moneys arising from the Duties of Excise for 99 years as by the Act of 4 Wm. and Mary c. 3 all the annuities thereupon and their arrears "so far as the said moneys shall from time to time extend." Money Book XVII, p. 53.
Money order for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1703 Michaelmas term on his termly allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book VI, p. 81.
Letter of direction for 550l. to Sir Stephen Evance in full of 3550l. due to him in August last for jewels furnished for her Majesty's service ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XVIII, p. 399. Disposition Book XVII, p. 24.
William Lowndes to the Queen's Remembrancer. The fees in your office on taking Mr. Evelyn's security as Receiver General of Stamp Duties are to be the same as were paid by Mr. Pennyman, the late Receiver. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 304.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh for an account of what is due to the five messengers [of the Chamber] who were lately dismissed. Ibid.
Same to Sir Fra. Child and Sir Rich. Hoare to report on the prices charged in the enclosed certificate [missing] of the Master of the Jewel Office of the 3989l. 9s. 7d. demanded by Mr. Samuell Smethin, the Queen's goldsmith, for plate delivered at the Jewel Office for last Michaelmas quarter. Ibid., p. 305.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] received by the Lord Treasurer from Col. Robert Quarry, Surveyor General of the Plantations. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Chevers and Mr. Blaake, two of the Justices of Peace for co. Wilts. I have read to my Lord Treasurer yours of the 17th ult. relating to a gang of money coiners you have lately discovered in Wiltshire, four whereof you have committed to Salisbury gaol. Directions are given to the Mint Officers to prepare such a Proclamation as you desire. (Same to the Officers of the Mint to prepare such Proclamation.) Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account (for the Commissioners of Trade) of what gold or silver has been exported to India or China since Michaelmas last. Ibid., p. 306.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hannah, wife of William Tucker praying the grant to her and her husband of the custody of her son William Collins, an idiot. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer next Wednesday about the mistake you discovered in the last ledger of Sir Edward Seymour's account. (Same to the Auditors of Imprests to return said ledger to the Navy Commissioners). Ibid.
Same to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Griffith praying payment of 98l. 13s. 4d. due to him as assistant to your late father [Capt. John Shales] in victualling the army at Hoylake from 1689 July 1 to Nov. 1 [viz. for salary] at the rate of 10s. a day and for 24¾ tuns of beer which he bought at Chester at 40s. a tun. Ibid., p. 307.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] concerning augmenting the salary of the Attorney General for the Province of Virginia. Ibid.
Jan. 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds the sum of 38,815l. 6s. 3½d. representing the receipts between 1703 Dec. 7 and Jan. 4 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. : 5968l. 19s. 2d. from Windows, 3557l. 0s. 5½d. from Additional Impositions, 3264l. 15s. 8d. from New Duty on Paper Continued, 16,797l. 18s. 10d. from New Customs, 1599l. 6s. l1d. from Marriages, 7599l. 0s. 10½d from Continued Impositions, 28l. 4s. 4½d. from Additional Salt Duty arrears : the said distribution and application to be as follows :
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 4th Jan., 1703-4. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 39930 1 443 3
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 221898 9 3 3245 16 0
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 478599 10 0 7307 2 11¾
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 66635 13 4 711 6 4
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 111047 15 9 1700 13
Salt 1711500 0 0 601129 5 13636 12
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 52415 0 1274 16
A dditional Impositions 445177 7 4 283000 0 0 3547 0
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 152206 17 1785 13
Marriages 648000 0 0 332283 11 9 5163 0 10
4871611 8 0 2339176 4 11 38815 6
Money Book XVII, p. 38.
Letter of direction for 310,380l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the Land Tax, anno 1704 : to be applied as follows as in part of the proportions allotted to the heads as follow out of funds anno 1704 viz. :
£
for Wages, to wit towards paying ships to 30 June, 1703 40000
for Wear and Tear to wit to carry on the Course of the Navy for months as follows :
Jan. 28-31, 1702-3 4947
Feb. 37552
March 57098
April, 1703 41444
May 52061
June 43203
July 34075
£310380
Disposition Book XVII, p. 25.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition of Bernard Smith, organ builder to her Majesty, praying payment of 3600l. for two organs, one set up in the Chapel at Windsor and the other in the Banqueting House Chapel at Whitehall. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 307.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Edmond Jordan in the business of the Customs, he having been bred up to learning and business. Ibid., p. 308.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Gilbert Jones, woodward of Waltham Forest, showing that he fenced two groves called King's and Queen's Groves at his own charge ; and a great arrear of wages is due to him ; and that by malicious prosecutions in the late King's reign he was imprisoned which cost him 200l. : therefore praying a consideration of his case before a grant pass for the said groves. Reference Book VIII, p. 84.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of the petition of the Earl of Rochester for a lease of a parcel of ground in the Old Spring Garden near Charing Cross whereon are coach houses and stables which he has for some time made use of and paid an annual rent for same to the Earl of Sussex, believing that the said Earl had a lease thereof from the Crown. Ibid.
Jan. 5. Money warrant for 2000l. to Lord Treasurer Godolphin for 1703 Xmas quarter's salary. Money Book XVII, p. 37.
Same for 500l. to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough for same quarter, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the following for same quarter, as Ladies of the Bedchamber : viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Rachel, Marchioness of Hartington ; Charlotte, Lady Frecheville ; Ann, Countess of Sunderland ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Henrietta, Lady Godolphin ; Jane, Lady Hyde ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Ann, Countess of Abingdon ; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
125l. to the following for same quarter, as Women of the Bedchamber : viz. Beata Danvers, Margaret Feilding, Agnata Cooper, Abigail Hill.
75l. to the following for same quarter, as Maids of Honour : viz. Letitia Frowde, Jane Kingdon, Mary Stanhope, Rosamunde Yarburgh, Elizabeth Collier, Ann Duncombe. (Money orders dated Jan. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 37. Order Book VI, p. 73. Disposition Book XVII, p. 30.
Same for 2000l. to the Commissioners of Trade (Visct. Weymouth, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows, William Blathwayte, John Pollexfen, George Stepney, Mathew Pryor and Robert Cecil) for same quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 39. Order Book VI, p. 78. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household) for same quarter's allowance over and above the ancient profits of his place. (Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 39. Order Book VI, p. 75. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple, senr., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for same quarter's salaries to himself and clerks and officers of his office. (Money order dated? Jan. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 39. Order Book VI, p. 78. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 100l. to the four Clerks of the Privy Council for same quarter's allowance for attending the business of the Commissioners for Trade. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 40. Order Book VI, p. 85. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for same quarter as Master of the Hawks. Money Book XVII, p. 40. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 750l. to the Duke of Southampton for same quarter on his annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 40. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to the Earl of Nottingham and Sir Charles Hedges for same quarter's salaries as Secretaries of State. (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 41. Order Book VI, p. 74. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 375l. to the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for same quarter's diet allowance and bounty as President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 41. Order Book VI, p. 74. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 150l. 1s. 5½d. to the Officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for same quarter on their respective patent fees. Money Book XVII, p. 42. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 100l. to Rachel and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Ann Windham for same quarter on their pension. Money Book XVII, p. 42. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett for same quarter on his salary and allowance for the Treasury Office : and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 43. Order Book VI, p. 75. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 72l. 10s. 0d. to John Cook, Clerk of Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for three quarters to 1703 Xmas on his several fees and allowances, detailed. (Money order dated Jan. 17 for 53l. 6s. 8d. in part thereof.) Money Book XVII, p. 47. Order Book VI, p. 80.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1703 Xmas quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Money Book XVII, p. 48.
Money warrant for 41l. 18s. 0d. to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer for three quarters' salary to 1703 Xmas. Ibid., p. 48. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch) for 1703 Xmas quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 51. Order Book VI, p. 78. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to the four Clerks of the Privy Council, Sir John Nicholas, William Blathwaite, John Povey, Edward Southwell for same quarter's salaries. Money Book XVII, p. 52. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Walker, Housekeeper of her Majesty's Palace at Newmarket : for same quarter's salary. Money Book XVII, p. 52. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley, Library Keeper to the Queen : for same quarter's salary. Money Book XVII, p. 52. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 435l. to John, Duke of Buckingham, for same quarter on his allowance in lieu of diet as Keeper of the Privy Seal. Money Book XVII, p. 55. Order Book VI, p. 85. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 1000l. to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch, for same quarter on her annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 60. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 50l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for same quarter on his fee or salary as Master of the Ceremonies. Money Book XVII, p. 61. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 125l. to Thomas Lane for same quarter on his pension. Money Book XVII, p. 61. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 125l. to James Gastigny for same quarter on his same. Money Book XVII, p. 65. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford for same quarter on his several fees as Keeper of her Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket. Money Book XVII, p. 69. Disposition Book XVI, p. 32.
Same for 190l. to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms, detailed, for half-a-year to Xmas last on the respective salaries. Money Book XVII, p. 70. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 101l. 16s. 5d. to the officers of the Works, detailed, for last Xmas quarter on their respective salaries. Money Book XVII, p. 71. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 66l. 1s. 8d. to Horatio Moor for half a year to same date on his several fees as Keeper or Master of her Majesty's Tennis Courts. Money Book XVII, p. 72. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 249l. 3s. 4d. to William Young for one year to same date on his annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 87. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Same for 22l. 16s. 3d. to Richard Colinge and John Cocks, the two Keepers of the Council Chamber, for last Xmas quarter on their fees or salaries of 2s. 6d. a day each. Money Book XVII, p. 88. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 10l. to Charles Whitaker for 1703 Xmas quarter's salary as Foreign Opposer in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XVI, p. 461. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 25l. to the Duke of Devonshire for 1703 Xmas quarter's salary as Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North. Money Book XVII, p. 411.
Same for 43l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for 1703 Xmas quarter on his fee for 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle. Ibid., p. 221.
Letter of direction for 4000l. to Charles Fox (3073l. 3s. 10d. thereof out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid anno 1703 and 926l. 16s. 2d. out of the 25 per cent. on French goods) to be applied towards the 19,401l. 0s. 10d. payable to Sir Henry Furnese for bills of exchange received from him Nov. 23 last for 83,333⅓ pieces of Eight payable to the King of Portugal for preparing the army and other things needful for the operations of the first year, being to complete the Queen's two thirds of 500,000 pieces of Eight for that service. Disposition Book XVII, p. 24.
Same for 50,000l. to John Howe out of loans on the Land Tax 1704 : and is for the service of the Guards and Garrisons for the year from Dec. 24 last exclusive of Invalids and the 5000 Marines. Ibid.
Same for 10,300l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household, for last Xmas quarter's salaries and pensions due on the Household Establishment. Ibid., p. 25.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a memorial relating to the estate of Mr. Molineux, late Receiver General for co. Lancs. Let the Duke of Devonshire have such notice as is desired. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 308.
Same to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the poor Invalids at Hampton Court praying an allowance for coals and candles, which they allege they formerly had. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed account [missing] of work done &c. at the Officers' rooms at the Horse Guards, Tilt Yard and St. James's in 1703 amounting to 285l. 16s. 7½d. Ibid., p. 311.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Alexander Cutting for a 50 years' lease of that part of her Majesty's palace at Richmond which was possessed by Sir James Butler and Dr. Griffith, petitioner being willing to lay out 600l. upon the premises [upon condition of] having the old materials and two years' time to build in. Reference Book VIII, p. 85.
Same to same of the petition of Jonathan Bruen for a lease of a quarry near Kessall [Kelsall] co. Chester called Bruen's Quarry which his ancestors heretofore possessed ; together with the waste thereto extending to Hinds Wall, Fishpool, Abraham's Pearl and the Maisters "the writings being lost by his ancestors in the Civil wars of England." Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Burslem for 671l. for his extraordinary charges as Receiver General of Taxes for co. Stafford. Reference Book VIII, p. 87.
List of accompts of the [revenue &c. of the] Plantations delivered by Mr. Blathwayte to the Commissioners for Public Accounts pursuant to their precept of 3 April 1703 [having been received by said Blathwayte from the said Plantations in his capacity as Auditor General of the Plantations].
Account of the revenue in New York being for a quarter ended the 25th of December 1702.
Account of the [revenue yield of the] Duty upon servants, slaves and liquors in Virginia to the 8 July 1703.
Account of the Duty of 2s. per hogshead in Virginia &c. from 25 April to 25 Oct. 1703.
Followed by :
the said account of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead, Port Duties and Head Money from 25 April to 25 Oct. 1703.
£ s. d.
Charge
to balance of the last account 1358 0 7
to the Duties of 2s. per hogshead, Port Duties and Head Money from the 25th April to the 25th Oct. 1703 2626 15 0
to several rights for land sold by the Auditor at 5s. per right 9 10 0
Total charge £3994 5 7
Discharge
by paid the Governor half-a-year's salary due 25 Oct. 1000 0 0
by paid the Governor half-a-year's house rent ending at the same date 75
by paid half-a-year's salary to the Councillors ending at the same date 175
by paid several salaries 593 3 4
by paid several Contingencies &c. 219 8 10
2057 12 2
balance due to her Majesty £1936 13 5
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 138, 146.
Jan. 6. Treasury reference to Mr. Vanbrugh of the petition of widow Taylor praying payment of 150l. due to her late husband as one of the messengers to the late King ; she being left in a very poor condition. Reference Book VIII, p. 85.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Hen. Washington for a lease of a parcel of sand now an island which hath been lately cast up by the river Humber near the manor of South Cave co. Yorks. of which [manor] petitioner is owner. Ibid., p. 86.
Jan. 7. Royal warrant dormant to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay the allowance or yearly sum of 1500l. from 1702 May 20 to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, late High Admiral of England, in consideration of many good and faithful services. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 138-9.
Royal warrant to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces abroad, to detain and keep in his hands (out of the usual deductions of 12d. per £ from the pay of the Forces) 3712l. 18s. 6d. per an. without account, to meet Exchequer fees on issues for the Forces, and for the incident and settled charges of his office of Paymaster for salaries &c., being 1500l. per an. salary for himself 1130l. per an. for his under officers, clerks and office rent, 500l. a year for office charges and 582l. 18s. 6d. for new year's gifts to be given by him to the officers and clerks of the Exchequer and Treasury Chamber : all as from 1702 Dec. 25. Ibid., pp. 139-40.
Same dormant to John How, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons, to pay the allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to Charles Hopson for looking after the repair of the Guards in and about St. James's Park and the Tilt Yard as from 1702 Dec. 24 : he having been employed therein since that date and before. Ibid., p. 141a.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to empower the Lord Treasurer to appoint Receivers General of the 4s. Aid or Land Tax, anno 1704. Ibid., p. 144.
Royal letters patent appointing William Banastre of the Middle Temple Esq. to be Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor. Ibid., p. 154.
Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Xmas last on the annuity for the support of the children of that foundation. Money Book XVII, p. 43. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Letter of direction for 9736l. 10s. 8d. to Charles Fox out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : as in further part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for maintaining 8000 men in Portugal anno 1704, and to be applied to the subsistence from March 18 next to April 14 next of the Regiments that are to serve there, computing the Horse and Dragoons as mounted. Disposition Book XVII, p. 25.
Same for 500l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service. Ibid., p. 26.
Same for 3993l. 8s. 2d. to Edward Nicholas for last Xmas quarter for [the Queen's private] pensions or bounties payable by him according to several Establishments. Ibid.
Same for 242l. 18s. 8d. to the Paymaster of the Works ; to be paid to Anthony Vernatty for setting up and maintaining the lamps in Westminster Hall in 1699, 1700 and 1701 by order of the House of Commons, for the accommodation of both Houses. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh and William Blathwayt to report on the enclosed memorial missing of Col. Cadogan relating to several respits on his Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 308.
Same to the said Earl to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Charles Hara for 400l. or thereabouts remaining due to him for the pay of him and his aide de camp in the Expedition to Cadiz. Ibid., p. 309.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Anthony Rowe, with his answer to Lady Wood's paper relating to her cause in the Exchequer against him. Ibid., p. 310.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Bond of Lancaster concerning his house in Lancaster which is seized into the Queen's hands for tobacco Duties owing by one Robert Bulcock. Reference Book VIII, p. 85.
Jan. 8. Money warrant for 23l. 12s. 1d. to the executors of Lord Robert Russell for half a year to 1703 June 24 on his fee as late Clerk of the Pipe and 30l. for same time on the allowance formerly made to the Clerk of the Pipe for drawing down Recusants' convictions. (Money order dated May 10 for said 30l. hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 43. Order Book VI, p. 120. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners for an additional allowance of 50l. each to the landsurveyors of London port to make same 200l. per an. each. Money Book XVII, p. 44.
Money warrant for 1500l. to the Duke of Marlborough for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Oct. 3 to Dec. 3 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
455l. to Thomas, Lord Raby, for his ordinary for same time as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia.
455l. to William Aglionby for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Aug. 20 to Nov. 19 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons.
455l. to George Stepney for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Aug. 27 to Nov. 26 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany.
455l. to James Vernon, junr., for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Aug. 11 to Nov. 10 as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark.
455l. to Paul Methuen for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Sept. 5 to Dec. 5 as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
455l. to Dr. John Robinson for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Sept. 10 to Dec. 10 as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden.
728l. to Alexander Stanhope being 455l. for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Sept. 5 to Dec. 5 as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and 273l. for same time as Plenipotentiary for negotiating several affairs.
275l. to James Cresset for 55 days' ordinary 1703 Sept. 6 to Oct. 31 (the day of his return into the presence) as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell for a quarter's ordinary 1703 July 23 to Oct. 23 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
273l. to John Wych for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Sept. 17 to Dec. 17 as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
182l. to Henry Davenant for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Sept. 11 to Dec. 11 as Secretary at Frankfort.
273l. to Cha. Whitworth for a quarter's ordinary 1703 Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 as employed in the Queen's service at Ratisbon.
150l. to Robert Cole for a quarter's allowance or salary 1703 Aug. 10 to Oct. 10 as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
190l. to Benjamin Lodington for half a year's same to 1703 Dec. 29 as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly. Money Book XVII, pp. 45-6. Order Book VI, pp. 76-7. Disposition Book XVII, p. 27.
Money warrant for 50l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for half a year to 1701 Xmas on their allowance for repair of the Cobb pier there : out of Wm. III's Civil List. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 47. Order Book VI, p. 80.
Same for 50l. to Sir David Mitchell for 1703 Xmas quarter's allowance as Gentleman Usher Black Rod. (Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 47. Order Book VI, p. 79. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 150l. to Sampson Shelton Broughton in reward of his service as Attorney General in the Province of New York in America : for one year to 1703 June 24. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 48. Order Book VI, p. 74. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 250l. to the executors of John Rotier, deceased, for one year to 1701 June 24 on his annuity as late one of the engravers of the Mint. Money Book XVII, p. 51.
Same for 250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton, and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton, for 1703 Xmas quarter on their pensions. Ibid., p. 52. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esqr. for same quarter on his patent fee as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. Money Book XVII, p. 61. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox gent as reward for last Xmas quarter for keeping the several Registers of loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
5l. to John Broadhurst, Porter at the Exchequer gate, for same quarter's attendance. Order Book VI, p. 77. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Letter of direction for 14,915l. 4s. 0d. to Charles Fox for the Augmentation Troops for the year ended 1703 Dec. 25 : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on the Duties on coals, culme and cinders : and is to complete the levy money and full pay for said Troops to Dec. 24 last. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 27, 28.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report on the representation to the Queen from the Commissioners of Trade of Oct. 29 last. Please desire the Commissioners of Trade to send to the Lord Treasurer the instances of fact where any goods have been carried from her Majesty's Plantations to the Dutch and where the commodities of the growth of Europe have been suffered to be brought in exchange to the said Plantations from the Dutch : [all] in violation of the Acts of Trade. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 309.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for an exchange of place between John Lloyd, riding officer at Ruthland [Rhyddlan] in Chester port (who is grown old and incapable) and Henry Welch, waiter and searcher at Mostyn in Flintshire. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 306.
Same by same to same to appoint William Ludgater as a riding officer for the wool business at Bexhill in Rye port loco Thomas Pope deceased.
John Lathbury as waiter and searcher at Rochester loco Tristrum Dawson who desires to resign. Ibid., p. 308.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of John Evelyn junr., as Receiver General of Stamps. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 137.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the scite of the manor of Ingleby, called Ingleby Hall, in order to a lease thereof to John Marriott and William Colmore as in trust.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on the petition of said Marriott and Colmore. Charles I granted the premises 1645 April 24 to George Evelyn, John Evelyn and John Seiliard for the lives of three sons of Sir Robert Heath. At the Restoration it appeared that Sir Richard Ingoldsby had purchased the premises under the then late usurped powers and he received a grant thereof 1663 May 27 having deserved well of the King in his Restoration. Sir John Heath died 1691 Oct. 28 being the last survivor of the old lease. The petitioners are trustees under the will of the said late Sir Richard Ingoldsby. Ibid., pp. 137-8.
Jan. 9. Money warrant for 25l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for 1702 Xmas quarter for repair of the Cobb pier. Money Book XVII, p. 22.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Fazakerley, Chamberlain of London, shewing that he has made early and punctual payment of the money he has received on the Land Tax and Subsidy anno 1703 for London, Westminster and Middlesex, for which he was Receiver : therefore praying to be appointed Receiver for same anno 1704 and proposing his securities detailed. Reference Book VIII, p. 86.
Jan. 10. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for an indenture between the Queen of the one part and Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron, co. Scotland, of the other part, for a grant to said Lord Fairfax of all wrecks, jetsam, flotsam and lagan and goods derelict, riches, bullion, plate &c., which before 1702 April 1, have been lost or cast away or which before 1706-7 Jan. 12 shall be lost or cast away on any rocks, shelves, shoals, &c., between the 6th and 36th degrees of north latitude in the West Indies and which shall be taken up by him : he paying to the Crown one eighth part thereof : but this grant is not to restrain any former grant. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 134.
Royal sign manual for 1000l. to William Fazakerley, Chamberlain of the City of London, as royal charity and benevolence for the poor of the city : to be distributed according to directions to be received from the Bishop of London and Sir John Parsons, Lord Mayor thereof. (Money warrant dated Jan. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 141. Order Book VI, p. 84. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Royal warrant to Brook Bridges and Edward Harley, Auditors of Imprests, to make allowance to Lord Edward Russell, in his final account as late Treasurer of the Chamber, of so much as he has paid on the salary of 50l. per an. to John Holbeach, a clerk whom he continued in the said office, in regard he found the said salary allowed for said clerk in the accounts of John Richards deceased who executed the office of Treasurer of the Chamber immediately before the said Lord was appointed thereto by Wm. III : all by reason that near 3000l. of the fees and perquisites of his office were applied [by the said Lord] towards making good the money which had been embezzled there during the time that Sir Rowland Gwynn held the said office : in consideration whereof the present allowance is ordered although the Queen thinks it reasonable that the Treasurer of the Chamber should bear the charge of the clerks employed by him out of the fees, salary and perquisites belonging thereunto. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 141a-b.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment of the wages and salary of 200l. per an. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park, as well for the wages or salary of the underkeepers thereof and to a person attending at the Gate as for hay and beans for the deer : to commence as from 1703 June 24. Ibid., p. 146.
Money warrant for 500l. to the five Commissioners of Accounts [sic for Commissioners for Army Debts] (Thomas Morrice, Samuel Atkins, Thomas Lister, George Langton, and William Farrer) for last Xmas quarter on their allowance. (Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 44. Order Book VI, p. 82. Disposition Book XVII, p. 44.
Same for 875l. to the seven Commissioners of Accounts (William Bromley, Thomas Coke, Sir Godfrey Copley, Robert Byerly, Henry St. John, Francis Scobell and Sir William Drake) for same quarter's allowance. (Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 44. Order Book VI, p. 75. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Excise Office salary bill for same quarter : total 5942l. 3s. 8d. Money Book XVII, p. 44.
Same for 40l. to John Tucker for 1703 Xmas quarter's salary as Keeper of the [State] Paper Office. Ibid., p. 48. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Money warrant for 75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary, his wife, for same quarter's fee as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington Palace. Money Book XVII, p. 48. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 125l. to William Borrett for same quarter's allowance for soliciting Crown law suits. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 49. Order Book VI, p. 81. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the same quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Salt Office : total 1132l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 50.
Letter of direction for 70,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax 1704 : to be applied to the head of Wages.
10,000l. to same to be paid over to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners at War : 6000l. thereof to be placed to the head of Wages and 4000l. to the head of Victualling. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 25, 26.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners forthwith to dismiss Benjamin Robins, the distributor of stamped paper, vellum and parchment for Devon and Exeter for misbehaving himself in relation to a late commission. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 309.
Same to Mr. Brewer to pay into the Exchequer 7735l. 12s. 2d. remaining in your hands of the Queen's share of prizes on the 7th inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Tate relating to the copyhold tenants of the Savoy lands in Stanton under Bardon, co. Leicester, and praying to become tenant to the Queen for that manor. Ibid., p. 310.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for their report concerning Arnold Sansom. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing a letter sent to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary Nottingham relating to some sword and hanger blades seized by Mr. Vade an officer of the Customs at North Shields and delivered by him to Col. Villiers, Governor of Tynemouth Fort. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of moneys disbursed by William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of the late Garrison of Tangier, for fees paid at the Exchequer and elsewhere for said service. Ibid., p. 311.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Johnson, shewing that in December last he brought 150 barrels of herrings from Sligo in Ireland to Liverpool port with intent to export same to the Madeiras "but by a clause in a late Act of Parliament [1 Anne St. I. c. 21 'for preventing frauds in Salt Duties' clause XIV] for preventing curing fish at sea, which he did not conceive extended to fish cured in Ireland, the officers in said port have seized the same" and he is advised by counsel that the same was no offence against the said Act : therefore praying that the seizure may be removed. Reference Book VIII, p. 85.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Richard Povey proposing his securities detailed for his office of Treasurer for Sick and Wounded. Ibid., p. 86.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of Henry Wolstenholme, late Examiner of the Securities at the Customs House, for stay of proceedings ; he being sued on his bond for not using his best endeavours in taking securities for the Duties on tobacco from Thomas Lee and Richard Shaw, which he alleges to be an unjust charge upon him. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of mines of lead and coal in co. Denbigh in order to a lease thereof to Richard Middleton.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Middleton's petition for same. The premises were granted by Charles II to Sir Cyrill Wich as from 1667 Sept. 29. That lease determined in 1696 and Sir Cyrill paid no rent thereunder and made no advantage thereof and did not renew. On the 25th March 1702 the present Queen granted to William Carter, at the nomination of his father Thomas Carter, all mines of copper, lead and coal in their lands part of the Manor of Denbigh in the Hundred of Isdulas. The present petitioner has a good estate within said manor and may be granted such mines as are not included in the grant to Mr. Carter. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 138-9.
Jan. 11. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for an estimate of the allowances on damaged wines in 1700 and of the quantities of said wines. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 310.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to hasten 11,506l. 14s. 2¼d. into the Exchequer out of the Queen's share of prizes, same being for a service that immediately requires the same : "towards which there appeared to remain in the [Prizes] Receiver's hands upon the foot of his account to the 7th inst the sum of 7735l. 12s. 2d." Ibid., p. 311.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Benj. Robins, distributor of stamped paper in Exeter and Devon, alleging that all matters with which he is charged are utterly false and malicious and praying liberty to clear himself. Reference Book VIII, p. 86.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for letters patent for a new Commission of the Revenue in Ireland, the new Commissioners to be Thomas Keightley, John South, Sir Thomas Southwell, Samuell Ogle and Thomas Everard (as Commissioners of Excise in place of the said Keightley, Bartholomew Vanhomrigh deceased, South, Southwell and Christopher Carleton deceased) and Francis Roberts the said Keightley, South, Southwell, Ogle and Everard and [Henry] Tennison as Commissioners of the Revenue (in place of the said Roberts, Keightley, Vanhomrigh, South, Southwell, Carleton and Ogle.) Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 292-3.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for the regulation of payments on the Establishment of Ireland for the year 1704 as follows viz. : by the royal warrant of 29 Jan. 1702-3 the Chief Governor of Ireland was ordered to pay within the year 1703 for the Civil List of Ireland one half of the yearly allowance (except the Concordatums which was wholly to be charged) and for the French pensioners two thirds of their pay and for the Military List one half thereof (except the Chief Governors, Military Contingencies, additional pay and barracks, which are allowed full) : and the Parliament of Ireland has granted a supply of 150,000l. for maintaining the government thereof for two years from 1703 Sept. 29 and has applied the arrears of the revenue standing out at Xmas 1702 and Michaelmas 1703 to answer the debt due to the Civil and Military List to Michaelmas last and towards paying part of the said 150,000l. ; by which means the arrear due to the Establishment at Michaelmas 1703 remains postponed until such arrear [of the revenue as above] shall be collected, and consequently as these arrears [of revenue] come in the like arrears on [the expenditure of] the present year will accrue so that the Civil and Military List will be constantly in arrear six months : "therefore to the end that we may not exhaust our revenue there by anticipation of payments before the arrears so granted shall be collected and brought into our Treasury" it is hereby ordered that all payments on the Civil and Military Lists of the present Establishment of Ireland be in future kept in arrear and paid in manner following :
Civil List : all payments hereon except Concordatums and French monthly pensioners are to be kept six months in arrear.
The Concordatums are to be fully paid as occasion require.
The French pensioners are to be paid two thirds except those who have 18d. a day and under, who are to be paid in full.
Military List : The Chief Governor, Military Contingencies, additional pay for duty in Dublin, maintaining the Barracks and Commissaries of the Musters are to be fully paid from time to time as usual and as occasion requires.
General Officers, Military incidents, Chief Officers of the Ordnance, Governors of Garrisons, Military pensions, half pay officers, and clothiers payable out of offreckonings are to be kept six months in arrear.
The Army in General and inferior officers of the [Artillery] Train are to be duly subsisted monthly as usual.
Further, as often as the revenue can conveniently bear it the Army is to be cleared from time to time so [in such a way] as to keep them [the clearings] also full six months in arrear : and no person is to receive any half pay that has any other employment or that refused to serve abroad when commanded thereto (excepting only barrackmasters employed at half pay). And whereas there are several persons on the present Establishment under the head of pensions, civil and military, that have no employment or other means to subsist but their allowances on the said Establishment it is hereby ordered that all such pensioners, whose allowances are of not more than 100l. per an., shall be duly paid their full allowances at the usual times of payment. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 297-8.
Same to same for payment of 7121l. 14s. 2d. for such arrears of building and for payments due for the use of the Barracks &c. [in Ireland] as follows over and above what is issuable by the Establishment from Michaelmas 1703 : it appearing by a representation from the Overseers for managing the Barracks in Ireland that by a state of the funds granted by the late Parliament in Ireland for building the said Barracks together with [the state of] other sums granted by Wm. III by his royal letters of 1700 March 27 and 1701 Aug. 16 and [the state of] the established allowance from 1700 June 1 to 1702 Sept. 29 that the whole [charge] does amount to 132,589l. 1s. 11½d. and that the moneys paid since the beginning thereof in 1698 to 1703 Sept. 30 for said building and for bedding, fire and candle, salaries, purchase of ground and contingent charges amount to 125,467l. 7s. 9½d. thus leaving 7121l. 14s. 2d. unissued : and there is a necessity for a present supply of bedding and utensils : and further the Queen being "given to understand that the supplies intended by the present Parliament are given for the support of the Government for two years forward from 1703 Michaelmas without any regard to what was in arrear and wanting to finish the [building the] said Barracks before Michaelmas aforesaid therefore the Queen hereby commands payment of the said sum of 7121l. 4s. 2d. for said use and purpose." Ibid., pp. 298-9.
Jan. 12. Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas, Visct. Dupplin, assignee of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, for 1703 Xmas quarter on the pension to said Earl and his heirs. Money Book XVII, p. 49.
Same for 1500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for same quarter's wages and board wages of said Band. Ibid., p. 51. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Letter of direction for 11,506l. 14s. 2¼d. to Charles Fox : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : and is to complete the 154,184l. 12s. 11d. for the Queen's proportion of the levy money and pay of the Augmentation Troops, anno 1703, from the several times of their entering the service to Dec. 24 last. Disposition Book XVII, p. 29.
Same for 80,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : and is intended for the Victualling Commissioners, to be applied by them in part of 215,735l. 13s. 10d. for the six months' Course [of the Victualling] as follows :
£ s. d.
January, 1702-3 41676 6 5
Feb. 42295 7 8
March 38112 5 0
April, 1703 42582 16 3
May 28627 7 1
June 22441 11 5
£215735 13 10
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of [the Accounts of] the Army to report their observations on the amendments and alterations in the enclosed draft [missing] of Instructions for you in your office as Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 311.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin appointing Arnold Sansom to be Comptroller on the issues and payments of the Receiver General of the Customs. (Dormant warrant of same date for payment of his salary of 400l. per an. as such.) Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 306-7.
Warrant by same to said Sansom. In regard of the frauds and fallacies that have been endeavoured in passing and negotiating debentures through the Customs House it has been practised for one of the Commissioners (before they pass their warrant to the Receiver General [of Customs] for payment) to examine and compare all the debentures in the port of London with the certificates. The Commissioners desire that you may perform that duty so that none of them may be diverted from their proper duty at the Board. You are hereby to undertake the said duty. Ibid., p. 308.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Nath. Gould and Urban Hall shewing that they contracted with the Navy Board for importing pitch and tar for the Navy anno 1703 and received 2000l. upon account : but that service being performed by the Directors of the Tar Company at Stockholm, who laded ships for London with pitch and tar upon their own bottom, the petitioners have withdrawn the said 2000l. and are ready to repay same : but pray that some consideration may be made to their Agents at Stockholm that have been very instrumental and industrious to engage the Tar Company to ship a sufficient quantity for supply of the Navy. Reference Book VIII, p. 87.
William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to William Lowndes enclosing his report on the memorial of the Attorney General of Virginia as by the representation from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. Appending : (a) said report dated Whitehall Jan. 10. The public business of Virginia being very much increased and the present salary of 40l. per an. for the Attorney General (paid out of the 2s. per hogshead) being insufficient for the encouragement of an able lawyer in that station it may be for her Majesty's service that there be an addition of 60l. per an. to his salary to complete 100l. per an. : the addition to be satisfied out of her Majesty's quit rents in that colony, whereof the sum of 4291l. 10s. 9d. was remaining in bank on the 25th April last. The revenue of 2s. per hogshead usually in time of war falls short of answering the necessary uses in the support of the Government.
(b) Order of the Queen in Council dated Hampton Court 30 July 1703 made upon reading a representation from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations dated 1703 July 7 proposing Stephens Thompson as a fit person to be her Majesty's Attorney General for the Province of Virginia and with an increase of salary, as the business of that office is of late years much increased and the perquisites are few, which are not sufficient encouragements for a person fitly qualified who is to have his constant residence at the chief seat of that Government ; and Colonel Nicholas, the Governor, proposes a salary of 100l. per an. The Queen hereby approves of the said Thompson and refers the proposed augmentation to the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 138-140.
Jan. 13. Royal warrant to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission for the Salt Duties : the new Commissioners to be John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Ashburnham Toll, John Wyneve and Humphry Griffith in the place of the said Danvers, Aram, Toll, and Wyneve and Thomas Everard, the last named being lately appointed a Commissioner of the Revenue in Ireland : their salary to be 500l. each per an. and Thomas Hopkins to be Comptroller of said Duties on salt and rock salt with 250l. per an. for himself and clerks. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 142.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, Clerk to the Agents for Taxes, 15l. thereof for last Xmas quarter's salary to himself and 5l. for their messenger. Order Book VI, p. 81. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
Treasury reference to the Auditor for Wales and the Auditor for the County Palatine of Chester of the petition of Godfrey Harcourt, late Receiver of the Crown revenue in North Wales, shewing that he has faithfully discharged the said trust for several years "which the present reputed Receiver hath not done" : therefore praying a grant of the said office. Reference Book VIII, p. 87.
Jan. 14. Allowance by Treasury Godolphin of the incidents bill and salary bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for the quarter ended respectively 1703 Nov. 1 and Dec. 25 : totals respectively 399l. 8s. 0¼d. and 1287l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVII, pp. 53, 54.
Same of the salary bill and incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1703 Xmas quarter : totals respectively 207l. 10s. 0d. and 87l. 12s. 6d. Ibid., p. 55.
Same of the incidents bill detailed of the Salt Office for same quarter : total 562l. 12s. 9½d. Ibid., p. 56.
Money warrant for 372l. 3s. 4d. to the officers of Hampton Court for 1¾ years from the Queen's accession to 1703 Michaelmas on their several fees and allowances. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon).
Appending : schedule of said officers and of their patent fees. (William Yonge as Steward and Feodary and bailiff of the manor of Hampton Court and manor of Moulsey and Keeper of the Chase ; Jasper English, as Keeper of the mansion house, the garden and the orchard ; Edward Proger as Keeper of the Middle Park and of the hare warren ; Duke of Grafton as Keeper of Bushey Park ; Sir John Nicholas as Keeper of the game in the Honor of Hampton Court and Hounslow Heath : with 4 other fees). Ibid., pp. 57-8. Order Book VI, p. 83. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Letter of direction for 33,000l. to Charles Fox : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : to be applied as follows viz. :
£
an account of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for 40,000 men anno 1704.
for subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay to the foreigners in part of 100,249l. 3s. 5½d. for 8 weeks from Jan. 22 inst. to March 17 next computing [the exchange] at 10 guilders 7 stivers per £ sterling as the last remittances were made 25000
for the service of these Forces generally 3000
on account of 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the 10,000 Additional Troops anno 1704.
for subsistence of the two English Regiments and full pay of the Forces composing the said 10,000 men in part of 18,153l. 14s. 5½d. for eight weeks from Jan. 22 inst. to March 17 next 5000
£33000
Disposition Book XVII, p. 31.
William Lowndes to the Postmaster General. The Queen thinks it fit to add two packet boats to the four that now carry her Majesty's letters to Holland, and one to the three that carry her letters to Lisbon. The Lord Treasurer desires that the latter may be provided but wishes your report as to other two whether their addition will be an advantage to the public service. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 312.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to employ Christopher Courteville for the place of Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses in co. Essex : he being recommended by the Earl of Kent. Reference Book VIII, p. 87.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to issue the necessary subsistence to and for the Regiment of Horse to be raised under the command of the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant, viz. for several men of a Troop lately taken in to look after the horses provided for the said Regiment : same to be issued for the said men and horses from time to time as they are mustered until the said Regiment shall be raised and placed on the Establishment of the Forces, Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 299.