Warrant Book
February 1704, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: February 1704, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 121-138. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84536 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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February 1704, 1-15

Feb. 1 Money warrant for 100l. to Anthony Rowe, late Keeper of Hyde Park, for half a year to 1701 Xmas for the underkeepers &c. and for hay for the deer : out of Wm. III's Civil List. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 72. Order Book VI, p. 88.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 43,701l. 2s. 10½d. being the receipts between 4 Jan. last and Feb. 1 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 5601l. 6s. 8d. from Windows ; 5265l. 17s. 7½d. from Additional Impositions ; 1497l. 17s. 2d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 22,690l. 18s. 2d. from New Customs ; 3536l. 10s. 10d. from Marriages ; 5108l. 12s. 5d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be as follows :
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 1st Feb., 1703-4. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 39930 1 498 19
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 221898 9 3 3654 7
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 472199 10 0 8226 18
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 65665 13 4 800 17
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 109447 15 9 1914 14 11¾
Salt 1711500 0 0 586129 5 15353 2
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 51215 0 1435 5 10
Additional Impositions 44577 7 4 280500 0 0 3993 9 11
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 150206 17 2010 8
Marriages 648000 0 0 326783 11 9 5812 18
4871611 8 0 2303976 14 11 43701 2 10½
Money Book XVII, p. 73.
Money warrant for 50l. to the Corporation of Berwick for 1701 Xmas quarter and 1703 Xmas quarter on the allowance for repair of the bridge over the Tweed : hereof 25l. is to be paid out of Civil List moneys [of the late King William] grown due before 1701-2 March 8. (The letter of direction dated Feb. 14 only provides for the remaining 25l. grown due under the present Queen). Ibid., p. 74. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
Same for 154l. to Phil. Plantamoor (who lately resided for her Majesty's service at the Court of the King of Prussia) for 154 days 1702-3 March 7 to 1703 Aug. 8, being the day of his return into the presence from his said employment. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 74. Order Book VI, p. 87. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Phillip Ryley and Edward Wilcox, 9l. 11s. 10¼d. thereof to Ryley and the remainder to Wilcox on their fees as respectively late and present Surveyor General of Woods Trent South : viz. Ryley to June 3 last and Wilcox to Xmas last. Money Book XVII, p. 76.
Letter of direction for 786l. 16s. 9d. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over and applied according to such warrants as he shall receive. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord Treasurer yours of the 27th inst. informing that the silver taken at Vigo has been exposed to sale at several prices but that no person bid for it. You are forthwith to carry same to the Mint to be coined. The appointing a person to take charge of the prize moneys at Plymouth is proper to be left to Mr. Brewer [Receiver of Prizes]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 317.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John How to pay 285l. 16s. 11½d. out of [Army] Contingencies : to be for work done and goods furnished for the Officers' rooms at the Horse Guards, Tilt Yard and St. James's. Ibid., p. 318.
Same to the Queen's printers. The Lord Treasurer approves of your delivering stationery wares to the Speaker of the House of Commons as per particulars [missing] to a total of 68l. 14s. 4d. each session and similarly to the Serjeant-at-arms attending said House to a total of 42l. 8s. 9d. each session. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Holt to make up an account for every year since your appointment as Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs similar to the abstract account presented by you of the debts in money and bonds at Xmas 1699 and of the Customs receipts and payments for the year 1700, with the debts then outstanding. Ibid., p. 319.
Same to Mr. Ferne to make up for every year since your being Customs Cashier abstracts similar to those you have sent in for the year 1703 of the receipts and payments of the Customs and of the bonds. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Nicho. Conyers as Surveyor at Shields in Newcastle port loco John Cotterell deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 309.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Johnson of Liverpool merchant shewing that he laded two ships at Liverpool with rock salt for foreign parts and paid the Duty under discount for cash as by the Act of 5 Wm. and Mary [5—6 Wm. and Mary c. 7] and had a draw back : that the ships put in to Ipswich and having an opportunity of disposing of the salt there he tendered the Duty but the salt officer would only accept full Duty without any discount : therefore praying the discount allowed by the Act. Reference Book VIII, p. 89.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Signor Verrio setting forth the great expence he is at in colours and other necessary assistance in order to finish the Great Room at Hampton Court ; therefore praying a further payment, he having only received 200l. thereon. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley of the petition of Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains, for 128l. 11s. 2d. for joining 1,285,605l. 7s. 3½d. of Customs tallies anno 1702, being after the rate of 2s. per 1000l. Ibid., p. 90.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) letter to William Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury, from J. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty dated Jan. 31. It is the Queen's pleasure that the Captains concerned in the action at Vigo shall have the proportion of plunder due to them by the Queen's late Declaration and that those who were only Masters and Commanders shall not come in for an equal share with those Captains as was at first designed upon the report of the Attorney General : this decision being arrived at on the Lord Admiral's report on the petition of said Captains. A stop is therefore to be put to the payment of those gentlemen who were then in ships and vessels which did not give them the post of Captain, until this affair can be adjusted.
Appending : a detailed list of the Queen's ships at Vigo 12 Oct. 1702 : 20 ships [under Captains] three under Masters and Commanders only, seven fireships and four bomb vessels under the same only. viz. under Captains : Royal Sovereign, Prince George, St. George, Tryumph, Association, Barfleur, Sommersett, Ranelagh, Cambridge, Torbay, Grafton, Kent, Monmouth, Berwick, Essex, Swiftsure, Bedford, Northumberland, Orford, Mary.
Only Masters and Commanders :
Lowestoffe, Fubbs yacht, Isabella yacht.
Only Masters and Commanders : Fireships
Phenix, Vulture, Terrible, Griffin, Hawke, Hunter, Lightning.
Only Masters and Commanders : Bombs
Mortar, Terrour, Granada, Bazilisk.
Flag Officers :
Sir Geo. Rooke, Admiral.
Vice Admiral Hopson.
Sir Stafford Fairborne.
Rear Admiral Graydon.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 155.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Rebecca, Dowager Lady Falkland, on her late husband's accounts as Treasurer of the Navy, the same being now before the Navy Commissioners. Ibid., p. 159.
Same by same to same for stay of process against the bishop of Oxford for the remainder of his First Fruits, in regard of the small revenue of said bishopric and the expense of repairing his house. Ibid., p. 171.
Feb. 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Nicholas to pay 626l. 16s. 9d. to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells, William Lowndes and Mr. Tilson at the Treasury, Edward Godfrey and Edward Nicholas on their respective allowances, detailed, in lieu of fees on moneys imprested to said Nicholas : to wit for one year ended at Xmas [last]. Money Book XVII, p. 75.
Same to same to pay 160l. to Richard Littlehales, Isaac Graffart, Jacob Vinck and Heyman Browner, four footmen belonging to the late Queen Mary : as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 76.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Prize Office from 1702 June 19 to 1703 June 24 : total 1092l. 10s. 7d. Ibid., p. 77.
Money warrant for 50l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for half a year to Xmas last on the annuity for the repair of the Cobb pier there. (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 78. Order Book VI, p. 89. Disposition Book XVII, p. 6.
Same for 200l. to William Borrett for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 75. Order Book VI, p. 86. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
Letter of direction for 300l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to Seignior Verrio in further part for the painting of the Great Room at Hampton Court : on which account he hath already received 200l. Disposition Book XVII, p. 43.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to estimate for the repairs necessitated by the late violent storm at the several guard rooms as by the enclosed petition [missing] of John Bennett, Quarter Master of the First Regiment of Foot Guards. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 318.
Same to same to report on the enclosed estimates [missing] of Henry Wise for a new palisadoe fence in St. James's Park and for planting at Windsor. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Parkhurst. You have represented to my Lord Treasurer that the Agent for prizes in New England has informed the Prizes Commissioners that there are some old arrears of prizes taken in the last war standing out in several persons' hands there. You are to send him a power to recover same. Ibid., p. 319.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. The Lord Treasurer is informed that many prizes were taken in the late war and carried into the Leeward Carribee Islands of which no accounts have been rendered to the Crown. As a new Governor is being nominated to go to those islands my Lord desires that instruction be given him to assist such person as shall be appointed by John Parkhurst to recover arrears due for such prizes. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to estimate a fine for a further lease of the lighthouses petitioned for by Robert Osbolston. Ibid., p. 320.
Same to Mr. Sturt to attend the Navy Commissioners about adjusting your accounts as late Cashier of the Victualling. (The like letter to Mr. Papillon). Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to furnish Mr. Holbech with paper desired by him for his scheme of examination of several assessments of taxes in Devon and Exeter by the Exchequer duplicates. Ibid., p. 321.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners to consider the enclosed letter [missing] from said Holbech proposing some methods in order to advance the revenue of the Stamp Office. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Henry Bellasyse praying payment of 939l. 18s. 0d. for the pay of him and his aide-de-Camp. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Barker to take only such fees on Mr. Scobell's security as Receiver and Paymaster for the tin in Cornwall as are usually taken from a Receiver General [of Taxes]. Ibid., pp. 338, 343.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hermans Bouchierie, merchant in Flushing, setting forth that the privateer Two Sisters of Flushing, of which he was sole owner, did take about 1702-3 January, two French prizes [vessels] of salt and wine which by stress of weather were forced into Mounts Bay and were so shattered that they could not get off, wherefore they had leave to sell "the same" but an information is brought against the buyer of the [lading of the] prizes : therefore praying a non pros to the information. Reference Book VIII, p. 89.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Tomkyns of London merchant shewing that he has been a trader 16 years and paid upwards of 30,000l. in Customs but has met with great losses : therefore praying leave to compound his Customs debt of 3500l. Ibid., p. 90.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Richard Middleton of mines of metal in co. Denbigh ut supra p. 103.
Prefixing : Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 156-7, 167.
Order by same to the Queen's Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated St, James's, June 28, for payment to Capt. Saunders, Commander of the Smirna Factor (employed at Vigo as a Hospital ship) and his ship's company of a moiety of the goods fished up by them out of the water at Vigo.
Appending : schedule of said goods.
11 barrels of wet cochineal.
10 bags of indigo.
3 bags of red earth.
a small silver platter.
40 hides.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 158-9.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's, Jan. 28, for distribution of the Prizes taken at Vigo, said order being made on the report of the Lord Admiral, Prince George of Denmark, upon the letter of Sir George Rooke and the petition of Rear-Admiral Dilks and other the Captains of her Majesty's ships of war appointed for the line of battle and battering of the forts at Vigo, the said petition praying that the Declaration of Dec. 19 last may be rendered effectual to them upon the list of the said ships at Vigo on the 12 Oct., 1702, and upon no other ships of war engaged or in any wise assisting in that action. Hereon the Lord Admiral reported to the Queen that by Order in Council it was declared that the distribution of the captors' moiety of said prizes should be according to the list of the fleet to be transmitted from the Admiral of the Fleet and according to lists of every such ship from the Navy Board by due proportions in a particular ship and that the Flag Officers are to have equal shares and all the ships mentioned in the Admiral's list to have been at Vigo are to be considered as principals and distribution to be made accordingly without difference between those ships actually taking prizes and those which were present and assisting. The said Declaration settles all matters contained in the said petition except what relates to the Masters and Commanders of small ships. As to these the petitioners insist that such Masters have not the post of Captains in her Majesty's fleet nor are to be taken as such within the said Declaration, otherwise they would rank doubly for prize distribution firstly as Captains and then again as Masters. Hereon the Lord High Admiral is of opinion that such Masters are not Captains and cannot be rewarded out of the captors' moiety but only (if the Queen so think fit) out of the Queen's moiety for any eminent or extraordinary sea service they may have performed.
The Queen hereby approves the said report from the Lord High Admiral and accordingly orders that in the distribution of the prizes and booty taken at Vigo such difference as above be made between Captains and Masters or Commanders.
Appending : A list of her Majesty's ship at Vigo 12 Oct., 1702, being the same list ut supra p. 122 : viz. 20 ships of the line [under Captains] and the following under Masters or Commanders only viz. three ships, seven fireships and four bombs. Ibid., pp. 160-2.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hubbald on his account as Paymaster of the Train in Ireland during the late war there. Ibid., p. 163.
Feb. 3. Same by same to the Receipt to innovate a lost annuity order No. 3296 in the name of Henry Ashley. Order Book VI, p. 56.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to attend my Lord Treasurer about disposing the prizes taken abroad by the Fleet. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 319.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the several bills of incidents for their commission anno 1703, to be signed by them as the privy seal directs. My Lord Treasurer observes that the rates and prices of the things furnished therein are extraordinary high, particularly the stationery wares. My Lord expects for the future that you manage the expense of incidents for the said commission with all possible frugality. Ibid., p. 320.
Same to the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners. In reply to your memorial of Dec. 23 last proposing an addition of officers the Lord Treasurer desires a certificate what improvement has been made to the revenue by adding the last officers. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir William Coryton for a fresh grant of the park called Kerribullock, parcel of the manor of Stoke Climsland, and also of the wood ground called Warham and Grinscombe in said manor. Reference Book VIII, p. 90.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of William Collins, late distributor of stamps, co. Worcester, for leave to compound his debt of 500l. and upwards "for 40l. being all he is able to raise." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Ambrose Pudsey for a grant of the royalty of a tenth reserved on the grant of lead mines in Grinton, Whitefeild [Whitaside] and Harkeside [Harkerside] and Fremington, co. Yorks. granted by Wm. III to George Tushingham, the same not having yielded above 15l. per an. Ibid.
Feb. 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to pay (out of prize money) 60l. to Jezreel Jones for his care in saving the papers found in the ships and galleons taken at Vigo. Money Book XVII, p. 88.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to procure letters of administration to some one in trust for the Queen, of the estate of Dr. John Butler, late of Appletree, co. Northampton, it appearing that Anne Appleton, one of the bastard children of the said Butler to whom he left a legacy of 200l. died intestate, whereby the same devolves on the Crown. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 324.
Feb. 5. Royal sign manual for 150l. to Sir Bevill Granville for half a year to Xmas last for the rent of Mote Park. (Money warrant dated Jan. [sic for Feb.] 14 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 153. Money Book XVII, p. 80. Order Book VI, p. 94. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
Money warrant for 131l. 17s. 6d. to Francis De Laet, executor of Sir Paul Rycaut, in reward to said Rycaut for prosecuting the ship Frederick and her lading (bought from pirates at Hamburg) when he was Resident there from the Crown of England : being one third part of 395l. 12s. 6d. the neat produce of the said ship and lading as paid into the Exchequer by Richard Crawley, Receiver of Admiralty Droits. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 79. Order Book VI, p. 91. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report their objections to John Williams and George Ward, Customs officers at Penzance : as per the enclosed papers [missing]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 321.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] to survey Rockingham Forest together with the Purveyor of the Navy and to report the quantity and value of the woods. (Same dated Feb. 15 to Mr. Wilcox to join in said survey, he having represented great wastes to be committed therein). Ibid., pp. 321, 327.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Turpin (one of the reduced number of extraordinary tidesmen London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid. loco Thomas Turton deceased.
Thomas Gardner as a riding officer at Walna [Walney] Island in Lancaster port loco Step. Thompson deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 309.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Sarah Jackson, widow of John Jackson, late land surveyor to the Prize Office, who died of violent sickness contracted in the service : praying relief, she having expended her whole substance in his illness. Reference Book VIII, p. 91.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 28 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to provide 12 colours, embellished with the quarters (painted in the middle on both sides with different Badges of the Kingdoms and Crowns over them) for the Coldstream Regiment of Guards : to an estimate of 108l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 162.
The like of a same of same date to same to provide 12 Common Prayer Books in octavo for the Queen's Chapel Closet, bound very handsomely : to an estimate of 4l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 163.
Feb. 6. Letter of direction for 750l. to the Earl of Nottingham and 500l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretaries of State : for secret service. Disposition Book XVII, p. 44.
For John Perrie's (Parry's) account of this date of prizes condemned at Antigua see infra under date April 28. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 147-152.
Feb. 7. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Gaspard Perrinet D'Arzeliers for 1¾ years to Xmas last on the 130l. per an. which Wm. III. allowed him as Resident at Geneva : in which employment the Queen is pleased to continue him : with dormant clause for payment of said 130l. per an. in future. (Money warrant dated March 10 hereon). (Money order dated March 15 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 153. Money Book XVII, p. 92. Order Book VI, p. 95. Disposition Book XVII, p. 63.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to Lord Edward Russell in part of his order for 20,000l. towards discharging the arrear due to the late King's servants : said 2000l. being to be applied towards discharging proportionately the debt due to the Messengers of the said King's Chamber upon bills for travelling charges and otherwise due before 1701-2 March 8. Disposition Book XVII, p. 45.
Same for 900l. 15s. 10d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : to be paid to William Churchill for stationery wares delivered into the offices of the two Principal Secretaries of State in 1703 : out of the Queen's Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make allowance of bills signed by Sir Richard Haddock et al, late Commissioners of the Victualling, after the superseding of their commission in like manner as was laid down in the letter of 1696 June 16 supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XI, p. 171, as if they had been signed before the superseding thereof. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 322.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present John Iden as a riding officer, he being recommended by several gentlemen of Kent. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Capt. Robert Gardner, John Paine and Theophilus Parsons, agents to the Regiments of Donegal, Charlemont, Earle and Hamilton, four Regiments lately arrived from the West Indies, praying removal of their respits for the period 1702 Oct. 24 to 1703 Dec. 24. Reference Book VIII, p. 91.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of Alexander Fort, joiner, praying to be continued in the place of Master Joiner of the Works for which he had a patent during the life of Charles II. Ibid.
Feb. 8. Money warrant for 158l. 8s. 0d. to Edward Wilcox for the underkeepers of Hyde Park for watering the Ring and places leading thereto in the said park between 8 April and 12 August 1703. (Money order dated Feb. 9 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 78. Order Book VI, p. 87. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
Same for 100l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park, for half a year to Xmas last for salaries to the underkeepers &c. and for hay and beans for the deer. (Money order dated Feb. 9 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 78. Order Book VI, p. 87. Disposition Book XVII, p. 44.
Letter of direction for 9000l. to John How : out of loans on malt : to be as in part of 15,714l. 15s. 7¼d. as by the letter of Jan. 25 last supra p. 115 : "notwithstanding [that other letters of] direction [for issues] out of the like loans preceding Mr. How's [said letter] are not yet satisfied." Disposition Book XVII, p. 44.
Same for 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works : to be paid over to Henry Wise for one quarter to Feb. 1 inst. on his contract for keeping her Majesty's several gardens. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to obtain the Attorney General's opinion on the enclosed case [missing] on the last Subsidy Act, to wit, touching a mortgage of 26,000l. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 323.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners enclosing papers [missing] from the Admiralty touching some ships and vessels taken as prize at Teneriffe ; for them to take due care therein for her Majesty. Also enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Jones, an officer of the Prizes at Falmouth, concerning some complaints exhibited against him. Ibid., p. 324.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. In order the better to enable the Officers of the several Regiments of Marines to raise the necessary recruits, the Queen did, by sign manual of Jan. 31 last supra p. 120, direct the taking off the respits on several musters since 1702 Dec. 25 to the amount of 1080l. 17s. 6d. You are to cause the said sum to be paid to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, to be applied according to said sign manual. Ibid., p. 331.
Treasury reference to William Blathwayte of the petition of Geo. Muschamp shewing that for eight years past he has been Receiver of Potomac District in Maryland at a salary of 100l. per an. payable out of the revenues he received, but the said revenues being since appropriated he has not in the whole eight years received more than 205l. 19s. 6d. : therefore praying to be paid his arrears out of the Queen's part valued at 1600l. of a prize of sugars taken by Capt. Moore, Commander of the Oxford in Sept. last. Reference Book VIII, p. 91.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Hester East, widow of William East, late master of the Freindship, on behalf of herself and the rest of the owners thereof, praying payment of 114l. 15s. 0d. for the employment of said ship in the Transport service, notwithstanding that she cannot receive the debenture for same, the charter-party being lost. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor [of Crown Lands] for co. Yorks. of the petition of the Sub-chanter and Vicars Choral of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St. Peter in York praying the arrears of a pension of 40s. per an. from each of the prebendaries of that church and a continual payment of the same [for the future], being the allowance heretofore made to petitioners' predecessors. Ibid., p. 92.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Kempthorne, Captain of the Vulture, for stay of the process against him for a small parcel of salt which he found in his ship, being what Capt. Cowe, late master thereof, had taken as prize out of a Spanish tartar and which petitioner brought to London without intention of fraud. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hewer on his accounts as Treasurer to the late Garrison of Tangier ; the same being now in great readiness for declaration. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 166.
Feb. 9. Money warrant for 48l. 13s. 4d. to Robert Griffith for beer delivered by him in 1689 by command of the late Duke of Schonberg for the use of the Forces transported from Hoylake to Ireland. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 79. Order Book VI, p. 86. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal of Joseph Bruxby, brewer, and Edward Ettrick, of London merchant, for improving the revenue of Excise. (Same to said Bruxby and Ettrick to attend said Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 322.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from the Commissioners of Prizes touching the taxation [to the Subsidy of 1 Anne c. 6.] of sundry prize goods in a warehouse in Lime Street Ward in the city of London, and the Attorney General's opinion thereon. You are to prepare a letter to the Assessment Commissioners thereon for my Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 323.
Same to Auditor Shales to examine the case of the 5l. per an. rent payable to the Crown out of the manor of Ingoldby [Ingleby] co. Lincoln which my Lord Treasurer is informed is a demisable rent and not saleable by the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms Rents. In case the said Trustees are not entitled to said rent you are to take care it be not put out of charge and take the same care in cases of the like nature "notwithstanding the said Trustees [may] have conveyed the rents away and the deed of conveyance be inrolled before you." Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General for his opinion touching interest payable on the enclosed list [missing] made out by Auditor Harley of debts standing on several late collectors of Customs at Xmas 1698. Ibid.
Treasury reference Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Edward Trelawny for fresh lease and for moderation of the fines for same of a tenement called Newland and Clenacomb, bordering upon the moors within the manor of Carnedon Prior and of Tobias Jane's petition for a small tenement in Upton in the said manor. Reference Book VIII, p. 91.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 30 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of furniture, detailed, for the music room at St. James's to an estimate of 50l. viz. : covering the Stage erected in the said room with green cloth, and making a false cover of canvas for it to keep it clean : also for covering with crimson serge the throne erected for her Majesty and the benches for the ladies and the bars to divide the seats : and to send upholsterers to put up some tapestry hangings there. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 163.
Feb. 10. The like of a same from same to same for the provision of furniture for the new Drawing Room at St. James's and the Music Room against the Queen's birthday : to an estimate of 35l. viz. : to send upholsterers to set up the tapestry hangings and other furniture in the new Drawing Room at St. James's : and for mending, cleaning and hanging up the glass branches and sconces in the Musick Room there. Ibid., p. 164.
William Lowndes to Mr. How and Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord North and Grey relating to respits on Capt. Astley's Company in his Regiment : and also the petition of Capt. Gardner et al. agents to the Regiments of the Earl of Donegal, Lord Charlemont, Lieut. Gen. Erle and Brigadier Hamilton touching their respits between 1702 Oct. 24 and 1703 Dec. 24. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 325.
Feb. 11. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Stamps Commissioners to suspend proceedings against Henry Marryot on account of his debt of 114l. 9s. 5d. for Stamp Duties : he having a wife and 4 small children and being very poor.
Prefixing : said Stamp Commissioners' report on said Marryot's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 164.
Feb. 12. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 6300l. to Samuel Atkinson and Nicholas Roop for refitting the transport ships attending the Expedition to Portugal which were damaged in Holland by the late storm &c. ut supra p. 117. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 324.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Warren, Excise officer at Looe, concerning some counterfeit[er]s of the coin lately taken up there. Ibid., p. 325.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Post Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1703 Xmas quarter : total 493l. 10s. 8d. (including 4973 and 5289 ship letters at a penny per letter : 2l. 3s. 0d. to Christopher Smelt for discovery of the Bath mail that was lost : 5l. 8s. 0d. to Thomas Humphrys for half a year for pumping the well). Money Book XVII, p. 86.
Order by same to the Receipt for interest to be paid at the rate of 5 per cent. on 10 orders on the seventh 4s. Aid (anno 1704 2-3 Anne c. 1) in the name of Charles Fox for 5000l. each and assigned to the Bank of England. Order Book VI, p. 105.
Feb. 14. Money warrant for 88l. 16s. 0d. to Ambrose Wade, Collector of Customs at Arundel, as the moiety of a condemnation of wines in the hands of Thomas Wood, which [prosecution] the said Wade carried on at his own cost. (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 75. Order Book VI, p. 93.
Same for 500l. to William Borrett for Crown law costs. (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 80. Order Book VI, p. 86. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to 1703 Sept. 29 for the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and herring fishery. Money Book XVII, p. 80.
Money warrant for 250l. to Nathaniel Booth for one year to 1702 Xmas on his salary as Surveyor of Greenwax. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon). Ibid., p. 81. Order Book VI, p. 88. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
Same for 18l. 13s. 4d. to William Sherlock for half a year to Xmas last on his fee or salary as Master of the Temple. (Letter of direction dated this day for 28l. [sic] to same). Money Book XVII, p. 81. Disposition Book XVII, p. 46.
Same for 150l. to John Ford, a Customs officer, for so much laid down by him as follows : he having some time after the discovery of the Assassination Plot in 1696 been informed that Capt. Joseph Saunders had been hired by several ill-affected persons to convey Cardwell Goodman (one of the conspirators), Col. Ingram and William O'Brian into France and having seized the said Saunders on his return into England he did prevail with him to disclose many material things to the great satisfaction of the Secretary of State to whom upon examination it also appeared that the said Saunders had been a great agent for the French smugglers as well as for the owlers : and the said Saunders on examination subsequently by Henry Baker discovered several persons who had exported great quantities of wool and brought back great parcels of French silks whereupon informations for upwards of 30,000l. were filed in the Exchequer Court : whereupon the said smugglers caused Saunders to be arrested on execution for 146l. 13s. 4d. being the late King's part of a penalty recovered upon him some time before for importing French silks and for which they had promised to save him harmless : whereupon the said Ford borrowed 150l. to pay off the said penalty to save Saunders from them : and in the next two terms there were seizure of French silks and other prohibited French goods to the value of above 4500l. : but the said Saunders died presently after without receiving any reward for his services and petitioner has been lately arrested for the said 150l. : upon all which matters Henry Baker has reported that the statements as above are exactly true. (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 82. Order Book VI, p. 89.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to apply as follows the sum of 45,892l. 4s. 8d. out of the 50,000l. which the Bank of England advanced on the tallies in said Fox's hands on the Land Tax anno 1704 : viz.
towards one month's pay for the Foreign Troops and one month's subsistence to the Subject Troops of the 40,000 men from the 19th inst. 40000
for levy money for the additional men to be added to two Troops of Dragoons coming out of Ireland to join Lord Teviot's Regiment in Holland as part of said 40,000 men 510
for same for 130 private men to be added to one Regiment of Foot coming from Ireland to make up 11 Companies from 50 to 60 men each and the Company of Grenadiers from 50 men to 70 390
for same for the like numbers to be added to three Regiments more coming from thence 1170
for four weeks' subsistence for the Field and Staff Officers and three Troops of Col. Cadogan's Regiment of Horse coming out of Ireland in order to go for Holland : from the day they shall embark from thence according to the numbers they now consist of and the English regulation of subsistence 669 18 0
for same for two Troops of Brigadier Ross's Regiment of Dragoons according &c. as above 257 2 8
for same for two Troops more that are to join Lord Teviot's Regiment 257 2 8
for same for four Regiments of Foot also coming from Ireland to serve in Holland as part of the 40,000 men, according &c. as above : at 659l. 10s. 0d. each Regiment 2638 1 4
£45892 4 8
Disposition Book XVII, p. 47.
Treasurer Godolphin to the [Assessment] Commissioners for Lime Street Ward, London, concerning the 750l. assessed on James Mellifont, storekeeper to the Prizes Commissioners, on prize goods in his possession, to wit to the Subsidy of 1 Anne c. 6. You are to rectify the proceedings herein in accordance with the enclosed opinions [missing] of the Attorney and Solicitor General "and thereby prevent the process of the Exchequer issuing against you to put the said Act faithfully in execution without prejudice to her Majesty's service." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 325.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to speak with Mr. Hall and Mr. Gold concerning the importation of pitch and tar for the Navy. Ibid., p. 326.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord North and Grey concerning the respits on Capt. Astley's Company in his [Lordship's] Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to continue the respits on the distress on John Newman until you have reported to my Lord on his case. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Geo. Long as boatman at Bridlington loco Christopher Kewerton. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 309.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Brougham, Receiver General of Taxes for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland praying re-consideration of his extraordinary expenses of 310l. 3s. 0d. in his receipt, towards which the Agents have, on report, only advised allowance of 116l. 7s. 3d. Reference Book VIII, p. 92.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 10 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of a curtain of green damask for the great window in her Majesty's Chapel at St. James's. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 144.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Phillip Papillon on his accounts as late Cashier of the Victualling to Edward, Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid., p. 165.
Same to the Attorney General to prepare a royal warrant for levying the Four and Half per cent. Duty in the part of the island of St. Christopher lately gained by conquest from the French, by reason that the Act of Assembly for the said Duty extends only to such part of said Island as belonged to the Crown of England when that law was made : but the Attorney General being of opinion that the Queen under the great seal of England may direct and command that the like Duty be levied for goods exported from the conquered part and that such commands are law there, her Majesty being by her prerogative enabled to make laws that bind places obtained by conquest and all that shall inhabit therein.
Prefixing : order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's, Jan. 28, for the preparation of such warrant as above. Ibid., pp. 165-6.
Same to Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of Wales, for a particular of the Original Seal, Pre Fines and Recoveries in the several counties of Carnarvon, Anglesey and Merioneth, in order to a new lease thereof to Dorothy Wynne, widow of Dr. Owen Wynne.
Prefixing : said Godolphin's report on said Dorothy Wynne's petition for same. Ibid., p. 167.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the perquisites and profits of the Honor of Peverel in order to a grant in fee of part and lease of other part thereof to Sir Thomas Willoughby.
Prefixing : said Willoughby's petition. This warrant is in place of the cancelled warrant of November 8 last supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 447. Ibid., pp. 168-9.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Anthony Sturt on his accounts as late Cashier of the Victualling. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 171.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General for co. Middlesex of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages to pay the salary of 70l. per an. to John Allen as a Surveyor of the said Duties. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 7.
Feb. 15. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1000l. to the town of Warwick : out of wood sales of dotard and decayed trees in the royal forests Trent South : as help towards rebuilding the Church burned by the dreadful fire in 1698 when the best part of the borough with the great and ancient Church there was consumed. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant, dated March 17, to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell as much timber in Whittlewood or other her Majesty's forests as will raise 1000l. and to pay said 1000l. to the Mayor of Warwick as royal bounty. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Feb. 29). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 155-6. Money Book XVII, p. 95.
Money warrant dormant for the salary of 300l. per an. to William Banastre as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor : as by the privy seal of 1703 July 14. Money Book XVII, p. 81.
Money warrant for 17l. 6s. 8d. to Sir John Cotton for two years to Xmas 1701 and 1¼ years to 1703 Xmas on his perpetuity of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. (Letter of direction for only 6l. 13s. 4d. hereon for the said 1¼ years as falling within the present Queen's reign). Ibid., p. 82. Disposition Book VI, p. 46.
[?] Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for taking in Contributions not exceeding 1,018,867l. 18s. 6d. and 300,000l. for 15 years' and 9 years' Annuities [sic for Annuities respectively at 15 years' purchase or 9 years' purchase] in accordance with the late Act of Parliament [2 and 3 Anne c. 2] for an Aid. Money Book XVII, p. 83.
Feb. 15. Letter of direction for 3950l. for the Judges &c. as follows for last Hilary term : out of Civil List moneys : viz.
£
the 12 Judges of England 3000
Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester 125
Sir Salathiel Lovell, second Judge there, and the 11 Masters in Chancery ; for 1703 Xmas quarter on 100l. per an. each 275
the six Justices of Wales, on 300l. per an. each 450
Sir Salathiel Lovell, as another of the said Justices on 200l. per an. 50
£3950
Disposition Book XVII, p. 48.
Same for 214l. 7s. 6d. to Lord Edward Russell : for one year's arrear of salary to 1701 Xmas to the late King's watermen : to be issued out of the late King's Civil List revenue arrears. Ibid., p. 49.
William Lowndes to the Auditor and the Comptroller of Excise to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of Thomas Hall, Excise Cashier, of 295l. 17s. 0d. for his charges in carrying 1,314,266l. 16s. 10d. to the Exchequer, anno 1703, on account of Excise, Malt and Leather Duties. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 326.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Robert Pawling, Comptroller and Accomptant General of the Stamps Duties, praying for the discharge of Samuel Ross a very negligent clerk in his Office and for the employment of Edward Story in his place. Reference Book VIII, p. 92.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of John Jordain for a reward for his service in arresting Sir John Maclean and others coming from France. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Jeay and William Dowse, Receivers General of Taxes for co. Huntingdon praying allowance of their bills of 270l. for extraordinary charges in their receipt.
The petition of Eliz. Cocks, relict of Richard Cocks, late same for co. [Gloucester], for like allowance of 918l. for extraordinary charges in her late husband's receipt. Ibid., pp. 92, 93.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Maximilian Talbot, late collector of Excise and Salt for co. Northumberland, praying allowance (in his account) for salt delivered Duty free in place of so much lost at sea and other allowances, detailed, made by him for salt removed from the works before 1 July, 1698, and for drawback on exported salt. Ibid., p. 100.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council, dated St. James's, Jan. 28, for six masters of ships belonging to Falmouth who were employed as extraordinary pilots in carrying in her Majesty's fleet to Vigo, to be paid as Masters' mates according to the rates of the ships they were borne on : all in accordance with the report of the Lord Admiral dated Jan. 13 on the petition of Samuell Vile in behalf of the said six masters. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 170.
Feb. 15.
Whitehall
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] on the petition of George Muschamp, Receiver of her Majesty's revenue in the District of Potomac in Maryland, praying that his salary arrear of 594l. 0s. 6d. may be paid out of her Majesty's share (amounting to 1600l.) of a prize taken and carried by Capt. Moore into Patuxent river in Maryland about Sept. last. In my report on the said Muschamp's petition ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 246 I proposed he might be paid out of the Duty of a penny per pound on tobacco. Your lordship has accordingly given directions as well for the arrears as for his growing salary. In December last I informed your Lordship ut supra ibid. pp. 477-8 concerning the said French prize worth 6000l. I conceive it fit that the Commissioners of Prizes give order in the matter of her Majesty's part of said prize, that the sugar may be brought into England and sold here to her Majesty's best advantage whereupon petitioner's arrears of salary (of which by that time I shall be enabled to give your Lordship an exact account) may be satisfied thereout.
Prefixing : (a) said petition to Treasurer Godolphin from George Muschamp, Receiver of Potomac.
(b) an accompt of what said Muschamp has received on behalf of his salary from 26 March 1696
£
by bills of exchange paid me by Governor Nicholson 105
the Queen's net proceed of the sale of 2 sloops seized and condemned for breach of an Act of Parliament 20
fines received in 1700 19
ditto in 1702 13
the Queen's net proceed of the sale of the Roger of Plymouth seized and condemned ut supra "if not received again" 48 19 6
205 19 6
balance due for 100l. per an. from 26 March 1696 to 26 March, 1704 594 0 6
£800
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 141-4.
Feb. 15. For William Ling's account of the Lord High Admiral's Tenths of Prizes condemned at Nevis since 28 July 1702, see infra p. — under date April 28. Ibid., pp. 152-3.