Money warrant for 75l. to William Atwood for 1701 Xmas quarter's
salary as late Chief Justice of the Province of New York in America.
(Money order dated March 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 90.
Order Book VI, p. 93.
William Lowndes to Mr. Parkhurst. Can Capt. Norris be
discharged by the Queen of the 1447l. 14s. 0d. mentioned in your
report on his memorial relating to some prizes by him taken at
Newfoundland in the last war ? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 345.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for 1783l. 17s. 6d.
for the pay of a Regiment of Horse as follows : viz. the Queen has
ordered three Regiments of Foot and two Troops of the Regiments
of Dragoons commanded by Col. William Ecklyn and Col. Robert
Cuningham coming out of Ireland to be replaced on the Military
Establishment of Ireland by three other Regiments of Foot and two
Troops of Dragoons to be raised in their stead : but the raising of
the same is to be hereby so long deferred that the intermediate pay
which shall be saved on the Establishment shall cover any extraordinary
charge on account of levy money and such levy money
is hereby authorised at not exceeding 3l. per private foot soldiers
and 12l. per Dragoon : and by royal commission dated Oct. 11 last
and Jan. 14 last the raising and pay of a Regiment of Horse were
authorised, the pay of which for the period Oct. 11 to Feb. 29 last
would have amounted to 4478l. 1s. 8d. but of that amount only
1783l. 17s. 6d. has [accrued and] been paid for the pay of a certain
number of Officers, private men and horses : the payment of the
said 1783l. 17s. 6d. is hereby authorised and the further regular
payment of the said Officers and soldiers of the said Regiment of
Horse is to be placed on the Establishment of Ireland from March
1 next at the like allowances and as in place of the Regiment of
Horse under Brigadier [Daniel] Harvey which was lately sent to
Portugal. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 302-3.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 9741l.
to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, for levy
money for 3247 private men at 3l. per head according to his report
of 24 Feb. last, to wit 2952 wanting to make up 72 Companies [of
Marines] from 59 to 100 private men in a Company and 295 men in
lieu of the five Companies drowned at sea in the late storm.
Disposition Book XVII, p. 56.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners for an account
how much money will pay 6 months on the course of the Victualling
beyond the six months lately directed. Out Letters (General) XVII,
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a like account for six months
further on the course of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed petition [missing]
of Ann, widow of Hezekiah Marshall, late Commissary General of
Provisions and Victuals to the Forces in the West Indies. What
was due to him at the time of his death ? Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report on the
enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the lead mines of Grinton
and Fremington, co. Yorks. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter or memorial
[missing] from William Holbech concerning the discovery of several
frauds in the taxes in co. Devon. You are to bring this matter to
a trial as soon as may be. Ibid., p. 336.
Same to same to take the Attorney General's advice on the enclosed
paper [missing] from the Assessment Commissioners in London,
being a reply to the Lord Treasurer's letter to them touching the
taxation of some prize goods belonging to the Queen in [the warehouse
in] Lime Street Ward. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Lieut.
Castlefrane for payment of 13l. 17s. 0d. for moneys laid out by him
for the recruits he conducted to Portsmouth by the Earl of
Peterborough's order. Reference Book VIII, p. 93.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South,
of the petition of the woodward of Windsor Forest shewing that
two trees are set out in the said forest for repair of a common bridge
which Mr. Cherry pretends grew within his manor of Shasbrook and
also claims some part of Coppice Woods : therefore praying that
the Queen's right may be defended. Ibid., p. 96.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of
Thomas Wyndham for extension of lease in a house built at his own
charge in Greencloth Yard at Whitehall. Ibid., p. 99.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward
Denneston for a reward for discovering frauds committed in her
Majesty's brewhouse at St. Katherine's. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of
Philip, Earl of Leicester, for a grant of the office of High Steward of
the Honor of Otford co. Kent and Bailiff and collector of the manor
of Otford and Woodward of said Honor and under steward and
Keeper of the Courts Leet there : the grant thereof to David Polhill
not having been renewed since the late King's death : the said
office being only honorary and lying near said Earl's estate. Ibid.,
Money warrant for 20l. to William Jennings as royal bounty for
his passage money to the Leeward Islands as chaplain. (Money
order dated March 9 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 69. Order
Book VI, p. 94.
Same for 40l. to Robert Bertie for one year to 1700 Xmas on the
annuity granted during the life of Mrs. Mary Cock. Money Book
XVII, p. 92.
[? March 4].
Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam
lease under the Exchequer seal to George Stratford as executor of
Anthony Stratford of several closes of land in Farmcote in the
parish of Lower Guiting co. Gloucester, parcel of the lands of William
Stratford Esq. outlaw : at a rent of 6s. 8d. and fine of 13s. 4d.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 176.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Thomas Newton, woodward
of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests co. Northampton and Bucks.,
to fell stakewood for the staking of the following coppices in order
to their being felled for the service of the Queen Dowager viz. the
coppices called Crabtree Thicks in Paddington Walk and Lye Thicks
in Hartwell Walk in Salcey Forest and Catwellhill Coppice in Wakefield
Walk, King Richard's Coppice in Hazelbrook Walk and Hanger
Coppice in Hanger Walk in Whittlewood Forest : they being all at
the full age of 21 years. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII,
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a
particular of tenements in Hodrodd co. Yorks. in order to a lease
thereof to William Jessop.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Jessop's petition
for same. The premises were granted by Dr. Henry Killegrew D.D.,
Master of the Savoy Hospital and the Perpetual Chaplains of the
said Hospital in 1683 to Elizabeth South and Elizabeth Butler for
the lives of the said South, Edward Horseman and Jane Jessop.
By a declaration of the Lord Visitor the said Hospital is dissolved
for want of members and is [vests] in the Queen. Ibid., pp. 179-80.
Royal warrant to Francis Nicholson, Lieutenant and Governor
General of Virginia, to pay an additional salary of 60l. per an. as
from March 8 inst. to Mr. Thompson, Attorney General of Virginia,
his present salary of 40l. per an. (payable out of the revenue of 2s.
per hogshead) being insufficient for the encouragement of an able
lawyer in that station, and the business of said office being of late
years very much increased. The said additional salary is hereby
to be payable out of her Majesty's quit rents within the said Colony.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 154. Out Letters (Plantations
Auditor) II, pp. 145-6.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l.
to the Paymaster of the Works : as imprest for the service of the
Works. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon. This warrant quotes
the privy seal as dated March 29). (Money order dated May 8
hereon). Ibid., p. 163. Money Book XVII, p. 124. Order Book
VI, p. 139.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, late Treasurer of the Chamber to
Wm. III, to pay 100l. to William Vanbrugh, Deputy Comptroller
of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, for his service in examining
and reducing the extraordinary growing charge of the Messengers
of the Chamber in 1698 which hath proved of great service to the
revenue ever since and for which he received no reward under Wm.
III. (Letters of direction dated March 15 hereon for payment
thereof out of arrears of Civil List funds due before 1701-2 March 8).
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 164. Disposition Book XVI, p. 60.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of Thomas
Hall, Cashier General of Excise, for charges on carrying and paying
1,314,266l. 16s. 10d. of Excise moneys into the Exchequer in one
year to Dec. 25 last : being 295l. 17s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 88.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 54l. 4s. 4d. and
435l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ayloffe, Queen's Remembrancer of the
Exchequer Court for his bills, detailed, for parchment for the blank
books respectively for the Surveyor General of Customs, London
port, and for the Customers, Comptrollers and Searchers of the outports
for one year from 1702 Dec. 25. Ibid., pp. 90, 91.
Same to same to pay to same (or to Robert Barker his Deputy)
45l. 12s. 0d. for fees to himself and his clerks heretofore usually paid
by the Customers of the outports to the Queen's Remembrancer for
passing their accounts : and is for the year ended 1703 Xmas. Ibid.,
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surpluses for payment
of the surplusage of 5l. 17s. 6d. due to Thomas Lamplugh, sheriff of
Cumberland, on his account for the year ended 1701 Sept. 29 ; and
the surplusage of 22l. 5s. 7d. due to Richard Crakenthorpe, sheriff
of said county, on his account for the succeeding year : both sums
to be paid out of the debit of 28l. 3s. 2d. resting on the account of
Francis Fane, sheriff of co. Lincoln, for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29.
Prefixing : extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said
surplusages and debit. Ibid., p. 92.
Letter of direction for 25,238l. 1s. 10d. to Charles Fox, [Paymaster
of the Forces Abroad] : out of Contributions for Annuities : and is
for the service of the Forces in the Low Countries, being intended to
be paid over to Monsieur Antonio Alvarez Machado in advance for
bread and bread waggons to be furnished for the Forces anno 1704 :
to wit 22,095l. 5s. 3d. for the 40,000 men and 3142l. 16s. 7d. for the
additional 10,000 men. Disposition Book XVII, p. 56.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the
enclosed letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer from the Portugal
Envoy concerning some arms to be exported for the use of the King
of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 336.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition (referred to the
Lord Treasurer by the Queen's command) of Ferdinando Silva, junr.,
and other aliens, praying to be made denizens of England ; together
with the Attorney General's report thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer for certificates of your receipts and
payments as Treasurer of the Navy from the time you last sent
such certificates. For the future you are to transmit same weekly
to the Lord Treasurer in the method formerly accustomed. (The
like letter to the Navy Commissioners for the like certificates).
Ibid., pp. 337, 338.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
for Thomas Nosworthy, collector at Poulton, and Cornelius
Parminster, collector at Padstow, to exchange their places.
William Thomas to be a tidesman in the inferior list London port
loco Daniell Gavell deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 312.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Robert Cotton and Sir
Thomas Frankland, Postmasters General, for a new Establishment
for the Post Office in Ireland as follows : the Deputy Postmaster
of Ireland having inspected the branch of the revenue arising from
the Post Office of that kingdom and the said Postmasters General
having accordingly by their memorial of Nov. 10 last represented
that it will be for her Majesty's service and will remedy several
inconveniences that have for the time past attended the management
of that revenue if the present Establishment thereof were altered
and a new Establishment thereof made "and the same put under
the particular methods following" viz. (1) that the letters of the
said kingdom be sorted into three roads and be despatched by
two clerks, two sorters and a window man : (2) that the Clerk of
the Roads may have nothing to do with the receipt of money or the
delivery of letters abroad or in the office : (3) that the sorters be
appointed at the salary of 30l. per an. each : (4) that the alphabet
man receive his charge from the clerks and have nothing to do in
taxing and receiving letters : (5) that six letter carriers be appointed
at 8s. per week : (6) that the Deputy Post Master General be allowed
a particular clerk to attend his service at 50l. per an. being necessary
for dispatching all orders from the said Deputy Postmaster : (7)
that a Treasurer be appointed for the better security of what money
shall arise from that branch of the revenue, it not being proper that
the same person who is Deputy Postmaster should be Receiver of
the [Post Office] revenue as has been heretofore : and further they
having proposed a new Establishment of salaries, detailed, for the
said Irish Post Office to a total of 1123l. 16s. 0d. per an.
All the proposals above are hereby approved and authorised.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 177.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners for stay of process
against William Christian on his 200l. bond for Duties on salt which
was afterwards damaged by stress of weather. Ibid., p. 182.
Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of the
Duties on Houses and on Marriages for London, Westminster and
Middlesex, to pay the salary of 50l. per an. to Edmund Ball as
Clerk employed by the Agents for Taxes in the affair of said Duties
loco Charles Dyves who was employed in that service and hath left
the same. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 12.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of
62l. 7s. 4d. per an. to John Kent as Customer of Lynn Regis port.
Money Book XVII, p. 90.
Money warrant for 25l. to Anne Rogers for last Xmas quarter on
her pension. Ibid., p. 91. Disposition Book XVII, p. 58.
Letter of direction for 60,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy :
out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1704 : and is to be applied
to the Wages of seamen, "under which head the bounty money
directed by her Majesty to be paid to widows and orphans for the
loss of their relations in the late storm is to be placed ; and 5000l.
is to be supplied out of this sum to make a beginning in those
payments." Disposition Book XVII, p. 57.
Same for 29,505l. 13s. 10d. to Charles Fox, [Paymaster of the Forces
Abroad] : out of Annuity Contributions : to be applied as follows : viz.
In further part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000
men anno 1704.
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Mr.
Sweet for the like sum advanced to several
English Regiments for providing waggons
and other things for the next campaign ; in
part of 16,259l. 15s. 0d. allowed for such
in further part of 178,180l. 1s. 0d. for the Additional
10,000 men anno 1704
for levy money for 144 men to be added to two
Regiments of Foot coming from Ireland
in further part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for 8000 men in
Portugal anno 1704.
for levy money to supply the drafts taken
out of the Regiments of [the Earl of] Essex,
Ellyot and Evans for the service of Portugal
in pursuance of a report from Mr. Blathwaite
and the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the
Army 312l., 1011l. and 912l.
on account of alliances with the Duke of Savoy.
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Richard
Hill from Turin for 100,000 Crowns taken
up by him there and paid to the said Duke
Ibid., p. 57.
Same for 1438l. 10s. 0d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, [late Paymaster
General of the Forces] : out of Malt Surplus anno 1702 : to
be applied as follows viz.
to clear the Companies of Invalids at Windsor
for the like to the Companies at Greenwich
for the like to the Companies at Tynemouth
Likewise 400l. to same : out of same : as in further part of 352,000l.
appropriated for Guards and Garrisons anno 1702 : and is intended
to be paid over to Sir Charles Hara to clear his own pay (and the
pay of his aide de camp) as Major General on the Expedition to
Cadiz from 1701-2 March 9 to 1702 Nov. 7. Ibid., p. 58.
Same for 50l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax [for half a year to 1702
Sept. 29 on their perpetuity] : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
Same for 2672l. 0s. 3¾d. to John How, [Paymaster General of
Guards and Garrisons] : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : to be
applied as follows : viz.
In part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons
for the clearings of the 13 Companies of the
First Regiment of Foot Guards in Holland
from 1703 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 including their
for the pay of several Reformed Officers to
1703 Dec. 24
to complete the pay of several reduced
Invalids for 25 Oct. 1703 to Dec. 24, towards
which 74l. 9s. 7d. remains to be paid to
complete the 5000l. appropriated for the
Invalids anno 1703
Disposition Book XVII, p. 59.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 8732l.
14s. 6d. to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marines : out of any
moneys in the Navy Treasurer's hands applicable to Wages : and
is to be towards subsistence, offreckonings and clearings to the
several Companies of Marines anno 1703. Ibid., p. 61.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take only the same
fees on Mr. Povey's securities as Treasurer for Sick and
Wounded and Prisoners of War as were taken for Mr. Ferne's
securities as Customs Cashier. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 336.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. By order of the
Queen in Council the Lord Treasurer is to supply the Office of
Ordnance with considerable sums of money for providing stores
of war for the Leeward Islands. Are the said stores ready to be
sent thither in case the money be now issued to pay for the same?
Also what application has been made of the money already received
for the service of said Islands by the Treasurer of the Ordnance?
Ibid., p. 337.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord
Treasurer your memorial of Dec. 13 last on behalf of 2 riggers and
five labourers belonging to her Majesty's Yard at Deptford who were
much hurt and maimed by the accidental blowing up of gunpowder
on board the East Starr prize. What is reasonable to allow them
for same? Ibid.
Same to same to forthwith dismiss Hugh Jones, Agent for Prizes
at Falmouth, on your representation of his clandestine practices.
Same to same to order Mr. Brewer to pay into the Exchequer
2672l. 0s. 3¾d. on account of the Queen's share of prizes : same being
intended "for a service that greatly requires the same." Ibid.,
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of
Samuel Bradshaw, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Derby, praying
allowance of 1191l. 2s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt.
Reference Book VIII, p. 94.
Royal sign manual for 460l. to Robert Harley, Speaker of the
House of Commons, for 92 days Oct. 31 last to Jan. 31 last on his
allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker. (Money warrant dated March
13 hereon). (Money order dated March 14 hereon). Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, p. 161. Money Book XVII, p. 93. Order
Book VI, p. 95. Disposition Book XVII, p. 63.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant
for allowances of 30l. per an. and 40l. to the Duke of Bolton, Warden
of New Forest, as imprests for the repair, respectively, of the Queen's
house at Lindhurst and of the stables there : being the like grant
as made by the privy seal of Wm. III, 1690 April 10, under which
the said sums have been paid up to 1701 March 25 and no further :
to be paid out of moneys raised by wood sales. Queen's Warrant
Book XXII, pp. 161-3.
Same to Sir Nathan Wright, Keeper of the Great Seal of England,
for a great seal for a grant to William Tucker of the estate of William
Collins an idiot ut supra p. 144. Ibid., pp. 165-6.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 750l. to the Earl of Pembroke
and Montgomery for half a year to 1701 June 24 as President of the
Privy Council to Wm. III : to be paid out of arrears of the revenue
due before 1701-2 March 8. (Money warrant dated March 18
hereon). (Money order dated March 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 166.
Order Book VI, p. 96.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the
baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Henry Titchburne, of Beaulieu,
co. Louth, Ireland. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Receipt
accordingly dated July 17. This warrant quotes the privy seal as
dated June 13). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 225. Money Book
XVII, p. 178.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal
for a reversionary grant to Sir William Williams, bart (and after
him, to Watkin Williams, his son and heir) of the office of Steward
of the Lordships and manors of Bromfeild and Yale and of the
Hundreds within the same : to commence from the determination
of the interest of John Wynn (now Sir John Wynn, Kt. and bart.)
therein. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 160.
Money warrant for 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Thomas Charnock, one of the
Sergeants-at-arms, for last Xmas quarter on his fee and board wages.
Money Book XVII, p. 93. Disposition Book XVII, p. 58.
Same for 20l. each to Richard Holmes, Robert Underwood, Lewis
Gillard, and Thomas Lancaster as Proclamation reward for apprehending
James Boucher and John Ogilvie who lately came out of
France contrary to statute. (Money order dated March 30 hereon).
Money Book XVII, p. 94. Order Book VI, p. 101. Disposition
Book XVII, p. 75.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the
enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Aislabie, Tabitha Pricket
and Marmaduke Pricket relating to the purchase of an annuity
of 75l. per an. "made on the 24th past." Out Letters (General)
XVII, p. 338.
William Lowndes to Mr. Thrale [Husband of the Four and a
Half per cent. Duty] to hasten the bringing into the Exchequer of
the [proceeds of the] Four and a Half per cent. Duties. Out Letters
(General) XVIII, p. 339.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of
the petition of Thomas, Earl of Sussex and Ann, his wife ; praying
a grant of a piece of ground extending from the passage into
Spring Garden on the East to the wall of the Queen's Garden on the
West and lying between Spring Garden on the south and the
petitioner's house and garden and other houses fronting the street
leading from Charing Cross to the Pall Mall : on which ground is a
ruined house and some decayed stables and coach houses formerly
in the tenure of Prince Rupert :
likewise for a grant of a house called Warwick House in the parish
of St. Martin's in the Fields or St. James's, Westminster :
and likewise for a lease of a small piece of ground, part of the old
highway leading to St. James's under St. James's Park wall lying
at the west end of the Garden, being 20 foot in breadth by 40 foot
in length. Reference Book VIII, p. 94.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a
lease to George Finch of the wood grounds called the Queen's Grove
of eight acres and the King's Grove of six acres and Shakeman's
Grove of two acres and Leeson's Grove of 11 acres on the road
leading from London to Romford and situate in the parish of Barking
in the Hay or the Walk called West Hainault Walk in Waltham
Prefixing : constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor
General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : Undated entry of the Treasury signature of the
docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners to cut heath and furze
in New Forest (within the walks called Denny Nodes and Lady
Cross) for breeming her Majesty's ships at Portsmouth. Ibid., p. 193.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a
particular of the Park of Kerrybullock, parcel of the manor of Stoke
Climsland in the county and Duchy of Cornwall, and also the woods
called Wareham Wood and Greenscombe Wood : in order to a fresh
lease thereof to Sir William Coryton.
Prefixing : the said Surveyor General's report on said Sir William's
petition for a fresh lease. Ibid., p. 197.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to discharge
Mary Boyle, widow of Edward Boyle and the executors of the said
Edward Boyle, late collector of Customs for the district of Baltimore
in Ireland, from the sum of 307l. 16s. 5½d. of which he was robbed by
some Irish Tories and Rapparees who broke open the Customs house.
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 307.