Warrant Book
January 1704, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: January 1704, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 108-121. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84535 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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January 1704, 16-31

Jan. 17. Money warrant for 84l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for two years to Xmas 1701 on their annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 59.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to speak with the Lord Treasurer to-morrow on the enclosed report [missing] from the Salt Commissioners on Mr. Johnson's petition about fish imported from Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 311.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to make strict enquiry what officers have been negligent in the matter of the arms seized by Col. Villiers at Tynemouth Castle. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of John Nutin proposing his sureties, detailed, for his office of Paymaster of the Transports. Reference Book VIII, p. 88.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Anstis of a tenement in North Kingbear, co. Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Carnedon [Carradon] Prior and of the late Priory of Launceston : as demised to William Daw 1626 May 26 : the present lease to be for the lives of Edward Foote, Anna Warne and Edward Roberts.
Prefixing : Auditor's particular and memorandum and Surveyor General's ratal.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 145-8, 259.
Jan. 18. Money warrant for 654l. 14s. 6d. to Sir William Withers and Sir James Bateman, sheriffs of London for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29, as in full (with 280l. already paid at the Exchequer) of 934l. 14s. 6d. for the surplusage on their account. (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) Money Book XVII, p. 59. Order Book VI, p. 82. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorrowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for last Xmas quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to said Thorowkettle for same quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs officers. Money Book XVII, p. 60. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Money warrant for 30l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for half a year to 1703 Xmas on the annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy. Money Book XVIII, p. 60. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Same for 25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for 1703 Xmas quarter on his annuity in lieu of bills. Money Book XVII, p. 62. Order Book VI, p. 80. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Same for 20l. to Thomas Crawford, clerk, for his passage to Maryland, whither he is going chaplain. (The Disposition Book says to the West Indies). (Money order dated Jan. 24 hereon. Money Book XVII, p. 62. Order Book VI, p. 82. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Same for 25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for same quarter on their pension : 5l. thereof to be for Anne Tonks. Money Book XVII, p. 62. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same quarter on his pension. Money Book XVII, p. 63. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to allow in account 133l. to Stephen Steel which he expended (when collector of the Salt Duty at Flint and Mostyn in North Wales) in the discovery of several vessels that loaded salt for Ireland and drew back the Duties and afterwards re-landed it in England or Wales. Money Book XVII, p. 64.
Money warrant for 30l. to Robert Stephens for half a year to Xmas last as Messenger appointed to look after the printing press. Ibid., p. 64. Order Book VI, p. 84. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Same for 150l. to Sir Francis Windham for last Xmas quarter on his pension. Money Book XVII, p. 65. Disposition Book XVII, p.32.
Money warrant for 250l. to Montagu, Earl of Abingdon, for last Xmas quarter's salary as Constable of the Tower. Money Book XVII, p. 65. Disposition Book XVII, p. 32.
Same for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands, for same quarter on his several allowances. Money Book XVII, p. 69. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys : for the service of the Wardrobe. Disposition Book XVII, p. 31.
£ s. d.
Same for the following : out of Civil List moneys
the Clerk of the Estreats 96 13 4
the Duke of Devonshire 25
Mr. Pottenger 20
Duke of Northumberland 462 10 0
Mr. Gwynn 75
Mr. Chase (see infra under date July 18) 57 10 0
Ibid., p. 32.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to permit the courier of [Johann Wenzel] Count Wratislaw, the Emperor's Envoy, to carry with him to Lisbon, unopened, a packet which he has brought from Vienna for the King of Spain. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 312.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Gen. Lumley praying an order for clothing the trumpeters of his Regiment in her Majesty's liveries. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners for an account of the prizes taken by Sir Cloudesley Shovell's squadron. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jackson as waiter and searcher at Bagillt in Chester port at 25l. per an. : there being only one officer for Flint and Bagillt "who cannot attend the business of both places and there being a continual shipping of coals at Bagillt." Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 319.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Marriott and William Colmore of the scite of the manor of Ingleby called Ingleby Hall in trust as by the will of Sir Richard Ingleby supra p. 100.
Prefixing : Auditor's particular and memorandum and Surveyor General's ratal of the premises.
Appending : a later order dated Feb. 8 (for the lease to pass without production of the Auditor's certificate of payment of arrears of rent) ; and undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of the lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 140-3, 163.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov, 18 last to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Mr. Fortune Barton, Thomas Smith, Thomas Harrison, Joseph Chanceise, Richard Barloe and Francis Sawyer, Messengers of the Chamber, of escutcheons of the same manner and fashion as the rest of her Majesty's Messengers have : to an estimate of 36l. Ibid., p. 144.
The like of a like warrant dated Nov. 30 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Dr. Blow of liveries for the Children of the Chapel for the year 1703 : to a charge of about 280l. Ibid., p. 148.
Jan. 20. Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to direct the clearing of the following Forces coming from Ireland, to wit to the day of their embarcation : viz. the Squadron of Horse under Col. William Cadogan ; two Troops of Dragoons under Brigadier Charles Ross, two other Troops of Dragoons, and the Regiments of Foot under Col. John Gibson, Col. Thomas Farrington, Sir Richard Temple, and Col. Thomas Stringer which are ordered to be forthwith embarked from Ireland for service in the Low Countries. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 300.
Jan. 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans on the Malt Act up to 600,000l. as by the Act now passed. Money Book XVII, p. 63.
Letter of direction for 4000l. to Henry Scobell : out of Civil List moneys : and is for the tin affair, to answer bills of exchange drawn on him by John Anstis for 2000l. payable to the Treasurer of the Prize Office and 2000l. payable to other persons. Disposition Book XVII, p. 34.
Same for 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : to be paid over to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded : 6000l. thereof to be charged to the head of Wages and 4000l. to the head of Victualling. Ibid.
Same for 4000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : in further part of last Xmas quarter for the expense of the Household. Ibid., p. 35.
William Lowndes to Capt. Baker to pay 45l. to Henry Shales for nine months' rent to Sept. 29 last for the house wherein Capt. Porter dwells. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 313.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for their answer to the extract of several letters which the Commissioners for Trade have laid before my Lord Treasurer as [being] the particular instances now before them relating to illegal trade carried on between her Majesty's Plantations and the Dutch or Danish colonies. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild for an account how far the Marine Regiments under your pay are cleared and what still remains due to them. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office of the petition of the Queen's waterman praying payment of 1½ year's salaries due to them in William III's reign, they having large families and being under great necessities in the winter. Reference Book VIII, p. 88.
Treasury reference to Mr. Parkhurst of the petition of Capt. Jno. Norris, Commander of the Queen's ship Orford, shewing that he is troubled by Mr. Parkhurst for 1447l. 14s. 0d. which was paid him by the Victualling Commissioners in tallies on Salt then at [a discount of] 30 per cent., for victuals taken in prizes which he supplied his men with at Newfoundland and which was divided among his men according to the instructions he received from the Admiralty Lords viz. for the encouragement of sea and land men employed "in that service" to divide among them all spoil taken from the enemy in that voyage except guns &c. : therefore praying stay of all further molestation. Reference Book VIII, p. 88.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Jan. 15 inst. for importing pitch and tar for the Navy in her Majesty's ships of war from Holland, Hamburg or other parts from whence same may be had on the best terms ; all as proposed in a memorial of the Lord Admiral : there being a bill ordered to be brought in the House of Commons for a temporary suspension of that part of the Act of Navigation that requires the merchant ships to be manned with three fourths of the mariners English, it may be of advantage to have a clause in that bill to enable a temporary importation of naval stores : "it being set forth in his said Royal Highness's memorial that the officers and Commissioners of the Navy had represented that when they were in treaty with the Swedish merchants for tar and pitch they could not or would not come up to the proportion proposed to be bought for the Navy this year by 250 lasts, that three of the vessels loaden for Portsmouth are supposed to be lost in the late storm which had 75 lasts on board and the Sweeds themselves in arrear 140 lasts of what they undertook, so that there will be wanting to complete the proportion to be bought for this year near 500 lasts if some of the ships missing do not come in ; that there is so little tar in town that it is said to be sold for 36l. a last and consequently no prospect of being supplied in England." Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 149-50.
Jan. 24. Money warrant for 300,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, as imprest for the Ordnance (as by the privy seal of Dec. 31 last supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 482. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.). Money Book XVII, p. 65. Order Book VI, p. 91.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to detain in their hands 650l. for the salaries of themselves and their officers for half a year from 1703 April 27 to Oct. 27.
Appending : schedule of said salaries. Money Book XVII, p. 66.
Money warrants for 320l. and 557l. 19s. 6d. to George Howell, Receiver General for various Aids in cos. Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Haverford West and Cardigan, for his extraordinary charges (detailed in the case of the second sum) in his receipt. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon). Ibid., pp. 66, 67. Disposition Book VI, pp. 179, 180.
Money warrant for 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Reginald Ryley, Sergeant at Arms attending the Lord Treasurer, for last Xmas quarter's fee and board wages. Money Book XVII, p. 68. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
Same for 20l. to Dr. Thomas Ayloffe for half a year to Xmas last on his annuity as Reader of Laws in the University of Cambridge. Money Book XVII, p. 68. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
Same for 25l. to the executors of Richard Le Bass for last Xmas quarter on his salary as late Marshal of the Ceremonies. Money Book XVII, p. 70. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
Same for 50l. to Henry Baker for same quarter's allowance as Treasury Solicitor. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 72. Order Book VI, p. 88. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Same for 48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for same quarter on his several fees as Knight Harbinger. Money Book XVII, p. 80. Disposition Book XVII, p. 33.
Letter of direction for 4635l. 2s. 3d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, for subsistence of the Marines as follows :
£ s. d.
to Brigadier Seymour's Regiment for one month from the 24th inst. 816 19 7
to Col. Holt's Regiment for same time 816 19 7
to Col. Foxe's Regiment for same time 816 19 7
to Col. Lutterel for 10 Companies of his Regiment, late Villiers' (the other two Companies being drowned) for same time 686 0 6
to Col. Saunderson for 11 Companies of his Regiment (one Company being drowned) for same time 752
to Lord Shannon for 10 Companies of his Regiment (the other two Companies being drowned) for same time 687 0 6
to the Officers of the five Companies that were drowned : they [the said Officers] being on shore : for same time 58 2 6
£4635 2 3
Disposition Book XVII, p. 35.
Same for 155l. 2s. 0d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to John Finkel (Finkell), carpenter, as in full (with 360l. already paid him) of his contract with the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for fencing the Queen's meadows and stud at Hampton Court from the barge way there : same being certified as duly performed. Ibid., p. 37.
William Lowndes to Mr. Warr transmitting papers to be laid before the Earl of Nottingham. How much is due on the Proclamation reward to those who arrested the persons in Sussex that came from France? (Same to Mr. Baker dated Jan. 25 for a certificate how much is payable for the above service). Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 313, 315.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Johnson (a sea faring man and well acquainted with the Humber) as a boatman in Hull port loco Thomas Roberts deceased.
Thomas Tomson as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Edward Broadhurst preferred.
Edward Broadhurst as a tidesman in the superior list ibid loco Samuell Douglass.
Samuell Douglass as a watchman ibid. loco John Higgs deceased.
John Lumley as a boatman at Newcastle loco John Davison deceased.
John Austen as tidesman at Plymouth loco John Champernoon deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 309.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Matthew Andrews Kt., of the demesne lands of the manor of Mere co. Wilts. and of the barton there and coney warren &c.
Prefixing : Auditor's particular and memorandum and Surveyor General's ratal of the premises. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 151-3.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir Thomas Littleton on his first year's account as Treasurer of the Navy : the same being now passed by the Navy Board and will be carried to the Auditor as soon as it can be bound up : and the rest of his accounts having been exhibited to the proper officers and he is prosecuting same with all diligence. Ibid., p. 153.
Jan. 25. Same to same to take the securities, detailed, of Richard Povey for his office of Treasurer for Sick and Wounded.
Prefixing : report by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, on said Povey's proposal of said securities. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint &c. to enlarge Antho. Redhead, late Deputy Master Worker and melter of the Mint at Norwich : who being in arrear upon his said employment submitted voluntarily to have all his goods and effects seized and sold towards payment thereof and has for above three years been a close prisoner in Ludgate and has nothing left towards further satisfaction and has prayed to be set at liberty to enable him to provide bread for his family. Ibid., p. 155.
Money warrant for 26l. to William Basset for the surplusage on his account as sheriff of Glamorgan for the year ended 1703 Sept., the same arising from the reward paid by him to Stephen Howard and Morgan Howell for convicting Morgan Howell a highwayman. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 68. Order Book VI, p. 88. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
Same for 20l. to William Urquhart, clerk, for the charges of his passage to New York whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 70. Order Book VI, p. 86. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
Money order for 200l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for one year to 1703 Xmas on his allowance for extraordinary service performed in his Office. Order Book VI, p. 86.
Letter of direction for 165,735l. 13s. 10d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : and is intended for the Victualling Commissioners as in further part of their proportion anno 1704 and to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
to complete 215,735l. 13s. 10d. payable to the [Victualling] course for six months ended 1703 June 30 135735 13 10
for bills of exchange, Necessary Money to pursers, Short Allowance Money and other Contingencies 30000
£165735 13 10
Disposition Book XVII, p. 36.
Same for 15,714l. 15s. 7¼d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on Malt : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of the charge of the Guards and Garrisons anno 1704.
for subsistence for 34 days from Jan. 22 inst. 13922 13 11¼
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the charge of 5,000 men [at sea], anno 1704.
for subsistence to Lord Lucas's and Col. Rivers' Regiments [of Marines] for same time, 896l. 10s. 0d. each 1792 1 8
£15714 15
Ibid.
William Lowndes to said How to apply the sum of 12,291l. 2s. 4d. to satisfy the clearings of the General Officers and of the several Regiments, Troops and Companies of the Guards and Garrisons from the time of their being last cleared to the 24 Dec. last : said sum to be supplied out of the residue of the 100,000l. tallies and orders registered on the Subsidies and put into the hands of said How for the service of said Guards and Garrisons, anno 1703. Ibid., p. 38.
Letter of direction for 100l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Grinling Gibbons for one year to 1703 Xmas on his salary for looking after several pieces of carved work in Windsor Castle. Ibid.
Same for 5028l. 2s. 0d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : for last Xmas quarter on the established allowances payable by him. Ibid., p. 39.
William Lowndes to Mr. Sansom. Is the place of Northern clerk at the Custom House vacant, for which the Rt. Honble. James Vernon recommends his nephew Mr, Welby? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 314.
Treasury reference to William Blathwaite of the petition of Lord North and Grey praying removal of the respits on Capt. Astley's Company in his lordship's Regiment, "which [Company] was mustered before her Majesty's Justices of the Peace as appears by certificates in the Muster Master's hands." Reference Book VIII, p. 88.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Newman shewing that his brewing vessels and other utensils consumed in a late fire amounted to 1400l. : therefore praying stay of process against him on his Excise debt of 131l. 17s. 7d. Ibid.
Same to John Parkhurst of the petition of Peter Jennings, Agent for Prizes in America, shewing that he received 136l. 10s. 7d. on account of the produce of the ship John of Bordeaux ; that he hath been at great charges in registering his commission in several parts of America : therefore praying allowance of 100l. for his care and pains in his agency and that he may have his quietus on paying down 13l. 17s. 0d. as the balance. Ibid., p. 89.
Jan. 25
et postea.
Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to John White to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses loco Edward Pigon who is removed into the county of Norfolk. (Dormant warrant dated Jan. 24 for payment of his 60l. per an. salary by the Receiver General of said Duties co. Cambridge).
George Brown the like commission dated Jan. 31 loco Michael Arnold. (The like warrant dated Feb. 1 for payment of his 50l. per an. salary by the Receiver of said Duties for London, Westminster and Middlesex). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 1-2, 7.
Jan. 26. Money order for 1016l. 1s. 3d. to Samuell Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt in Easter and Trinity terms 1703.
285l. 4s. 1¾d. to same for the like delivered in the half year ended Michaelmas last to the officers [of the Office] for payment of Annuities.
86l. 7s. 7½d. to same for the like delivered in same half year to the Million Lottery Office, the Malt Lottery Office and the Office for issuing Exchequer Bills. Order Book VI, pp. 84, 85.
Letter of direction for 200l. to Thomas Rymer to complete 500l. on the money order in his name for printing a volume of Leagues and Treaties. Disposition Book XVII, p. 39.
Same for 15,401l. 0s. 10d. to Charles Fox : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be on account of Alliances anno 1703, to wit to complete 19,401l. 0s. 10d. ut supra p. 95. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General enclosing a proposal [missing] signed A. B. proposing [a scheme for] the advancement [increase] of 2000l. per an. in the revenue of the Penny Post Office. You are to insert an advertisement in the Gazette for the proposer's encouragement. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 313.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a [royal] warrant for taking off the respits on the six Marine Regiments on several musters since 1702 Dec. 25. Ibid., p. 314.
Jan. 27. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward Visct. Cornbury of mines and minerals in New York (to wit : all mines of gold and silver and royal mines whatsoever and all mines of lead, tin, copper and other mines of what nature and kind soever and all mines, minerals or veins of saltpetre and all earths, soils or ground for making of salt petre and all minerals, earths, stones and salt whatsoever whether the same or any of them be already opened or discovered or not opened or discovered within all and every the mountains or other places within the counties of Ulster and Albany in our Province of New York in America) for 31 years at a royalty of one sixth of the gold and silver and one tenth of the other mines ; one sixth of the saltpetre to be delivered into the Ordnance Stores, England : this grant to be void if no mines be opened or worked hereunder within three years of the date of this grant. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 150-2.
Letter of direction for 6300l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans on Malt : to be paid over to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop upon account for refitting the transport ships attending the expedition to Portugal which were damaged in Holland by the late storm ; and for two months' freight in hand to others hired in the room of those disabled ; and for provision for the soldiers in their passage. Disposition Book XVII, p. 40.
Same for 4635l. 2s. 3d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, in part of the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service, anno 1704 : to wit
£ s. d.
for a month's subsistence to Feb. 24 next to the Regiments of Brigadier Seymour, Col. Holt and Col. Foxe, being 816l. 19s. 7d. each 2449 18 9
for same to 10 Companies of Col. Luterel's Regiment 687 0 6
for same time to 11 Companies of Col. Saunderson's Regiment 752
for same time to 10 Companies of Lord Shannon's Regiment 687 0 6
for same time to the Officers of the five Companies that were drowned [the said Officers] being on shore [for that time] 58 2 6
£4635 2 3
Ibid.
Same for 4000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh [late Paymaster General of the Forces], 3860l. thereof out of Malt Surplus anno 1702, and 140l. out of fines on maltsters : to be paid over by him for the arrears of pay due from 1702 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 to the Regiments of the Earl of Donegal, [Visct] Charlemont and Gustavus Hamilton which were detached from Cadiz to the West Indies : and is in part of 352,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1702. Ibid., p. 41.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay 1080l. 17s. 6d. to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the six Marine Regiments (part of 10,000 soldiers for sea service), to make good the respits deducted from the said Regiments on several musters since 1702 Dec. 25 ; and is to enable the Officers thereof to make their recruits forthwith : to be issued out of surplus money in said Treasurer's hands which he received from the Bank of England for tallies on the fifth 4s. Aid which tallies were deposited with him for securing 5 per cent. interest for money advanced by the Bank (on the like tallies for the service of the Navy) and produced more than the said interest to the Bank amounted to at the time they, the said tallies, came in course of payment at the Exchequer. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 41.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges to attend at the Treasury at the opening of a portmanteau which is supposed to contain the vouchers of Mr. Hubbald's account as late Paymaster of the Train in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 315.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report on the petition of Andrew Huddleston, ut supra, Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 178. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant for allowing Brigadier Seymour's pay from 1703 March 25 as Brigadier : as by his memorial enclosed [missing]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Lord Admiral the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning the fraudulent importation of foreign salt in ships of war and other vessels in her Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 316.
Report from William Blathwayt to the Lord Treasurer [Godolphin] on the memorial of the Bishop of London relating to certain lands in the Province of New York which the Governor and inhabitants there desire may be granted or annexed to the rectory of Trinity Church and West Chester Church within said Province : as referred to the said Blathwayt 1703 April 13 last supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 230. I immediately transmitted the memorial to my Deputy in New York. In reply he has sent me the annexed draft [missing] being a survey of a little farm adjoining to the town or city of New York which it is prayed may be added as a glebe to the rectory of Trinity Church newly erected there ; and also of half an acre of ground lying before the said Church, to build upon it a house for the minister. I am informed by my said Deputy that the farm contains above 100 acres and is already granted to the churchwardens &c. of Trinity Church for which they pay to the Crown the yearly acknowledgment of 6 bushels of wheat amounting to 12l. per an., the whole farm being worth 200l. if it was to be sold at the current price that profitable lands go at in that Province. A new grant to them of the said farm free of any acknowledgment may be an advantage to the said church. The half acre of land is commonly known as the Governor's Garden. It is convenient for building the minister's house. It now lies waste and is of the smallest value to be sold. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 140-1.
Jan. 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Richard Crawley, Receiver of the Salvage Money [of the Admiralty], to pay 688l. 6s. 0½d. to Sir Thomas Hardy and his ship's Company belonging to the Queen's ship Pembroke for retaking the ship Jufrow Helena from the enemy (as by the royal warrant of 1703 May 19 and the order in Council of the 7th inst.) being five eighth parts of the salvage money thereof. Money Book XVII, p. 71.
Letter of direction for 40,893l. 5s. 7½d. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans on Malt : to be applied to services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of the charge of 40,000 men with the Allies anno 1704.
to complete 50,124l. 1s. 8¾d. for subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Troops [composing the said 40,000 men] for one month from Jan. 22 inst. to Feb. 18 next 25124 1
for Col. Cadogan for levy money for 60 private troopers to be added to the squadron of his Regiment coming from Ireland to serve in Holland 1200
for Brigadier Ross for levy money for 34 men to be added to the two Troops of his Regiment of Dragoons coming from Ireland to join his Regiment in Holland 510
£26834 1
in part of the charge of 10,000 [Additional] men anno 1704. 1244
for Col. George Macartney for levy money for a Regiment of Foot to be raised by him 4076 17
£5320 17
in part of the charge of maintaining the 8000 men for Portugal anno 1704.
for subsistence to the said Forces and is to carry same on to May 12 next £8738 6 8
Disposition Book XVII, p. 42.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant for paying Lieut. Gen. Lumley 543l. 4s. 10¼d. for clothing the Queen's Regiment of Horse under his command. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 316.
Same to same for a same to place the following on the list of reduced Invalids "so as to be on the same foot with those who by the said list are provided for" : viz. Samuel Wright, James Glegson, David Ross, John Glass, Joseph Powell and John Charleton ; they being of the number of Invalids reduced in March last and remaining still to be provided for. Ibid., p. 317.
Same to Secretary Hedges. The Lord Treasurer approves the form of the enclosed draft [missing] of a receipt in full for the [Subsidy] arrears claimed by the King of Denmark by virtue of the Treaties. Ibid., p. 316.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to hasten the imprest rolls from 1701 Dec. 24 "to this time" of the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster General of the Guards and Garrisons. (Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of said Earl's accounts from 1692 April 1 to 1701, Dec. 24). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 317.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Jno. Brock, Commander of the privateer George of Guernsey, shewing that coasting along the French shore he took a boat with eight persons belonging to the Battalion now in Guernsey who had escaped thence with intent to go into France : therefore praying a reward of 40l. for each. Reference Book VIII, p. 89.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Dr. Isaac Teale for payment of 277l. 2s. 4d. for medicines delivered for the use of the Forces going for Portugal. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Michaell Hall and Ursula Milbourne, two of the sureties of Francis Partis, Mathias Partis and John Woosley, shewing that they were unfortunately drawn into [their surety] bond and process is issued against them whereby their salt works are laid in from working which is a prejudice to the revenue near 7000l. per an. : therefore praying liberty of their persons so that they may set the said salt works at work again. Ibid.
Jan. 29. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to appoint an officer to assist the Surveyor General of Crown Lands in taking a view of the timber belonging to the Queen in the bailliwick of Cliffe in Rockingham Forest co. Northampton : as arising out of said Surveyor's report on the Earl of Westmorland's petition for a renewal of his office of Master Forester and Warden of the said Bailiwick. (Same to Samuel Travers, the said Surveyor, to report thereon the quantity and value of said timber). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 316.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay the arrears of allowance due to William Dowthwayte as by the Treasury warrant of 1690 Sept. 22 appointing him Collector of Stockton port with an allowance of 10l. per an. for a clerk and 40l. per an. to be paid by the two Customers of Newcastle port : and likewise the same allowance to Lawson, his successor therein : the Customers of said port having refused to make said allowance and Dowthwayte having brought a bill in Equity thereon and the Lord Treasurer having duly considered the reasons on which were grounded the practice of enjoining upon patent officers to make such allowances. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 310.
Jan. 31. Royal sign manual to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, to take off and pay the respits of 1080l. 17s. 6d. on the several Regiments of Marines, deducted from them upon several musters since 1702 Dec. 25 : all in order the better to enable the Officers to raise the recruits wanting to fill up their respective Companies.
Appending : account of the respits of the six Marine Regiments. (Col. Holt's, Col. Mordaunt's, Col. Villiers', Col. Saunderson's, Col. Fox's, Lord Shannon's) from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1703 April 24 : and of Brigadier Seymour's 1703 April 25 to Aug. 24. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 152.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Renatus Peters as clerk and assistant to the storekeeper for Prizes in London port loco Robert Merry, lately deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 192.