Warrant Book
March 1704, 21-31

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'Warrant Book: March 1704, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 170-184. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84540 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March 1704, 21-31

March 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow items of 48l. 5s. 0d. and 3l. 8s. 5d. for damaged salt in the General Account of the Salt Duties from 1696 May 17 to 1697 March 25 : the said items being allowances made respectively by Daniell Gwynn, collector of Falmouth port and Charles Orchard, collector of Exeter port, they being officers of the Customs "and in goods that pay custom it is usual to make allowances for damage." Money Book XVII, p. 97.
Letter of direction for 18,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1704 : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
£
for the ordinary of the Navy 8000
for the Victualling, to wit for Short Allowance Money, Necessary Money and for answering bills of exchange and other contingencies 10000
£18000
Disposition Book XVII, p. 66.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Earl of Nottingham signifying the Queen's pleasure that Jeronimo Bestoso have a [grant of a] prize ship of 250 tons with her tackle and apparel to repair the loss he sustained for his service at Vigo. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 345.
Same to Auditor Harley to expedite the account of the prizes from the commencement of the present [prizes] Commission to 1703 June 24 ; which account has for some months layd before you. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against John Evelyn on his accounts as late Treasurer for the Royal Hospital at Greenwich. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 189.
March 22. Money warrant for 440l. to Sir William Whitlocke, one of her Majesty's Counsellors at Law, for 11 years 1689 Xmas to 1700 Xmas on his annuity of 40l. per an. Money Book XVII, p. 97.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to make up Mr. Evelyn's accounts as late Treasurer for the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, the same having been approved by the Committee of the Hospital but there being no auditor particularly appointed for making up the same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 345.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Edward Hopson, late Commander of her Majesty's ship Mary, praying to be relieved as to a verdict against him for 300l. for a parcel of cochineal supposed to be run out of his said ship by his order. Ibid., p. 346.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer approves the persons you propose [not detailed] for making the survey of the northern ports. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Searle and Charles Kent, merchants of London, praying payment of the bills of exchange for 1625l. drawn on you by your Agent Victualler in Jamaica which you refuse to pay by reason you had instructed him to take up money in the said island of no other person than Samuell Kershaw. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 346.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for furnishing salt for the use of the Navy. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ David Watkins as a weigher in fee, Bristol port, loco Fowk Edwards deceased.
Henry Darington as a riding officer at Dymchurch on the coast of Kent, loco George Baker deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 313.
Same by same to Auditor Edward Harley to prepare for declaration the account of James Grahme, late Keeper of the Privy Purse to James II, of the moneys and medals received by him for the service of the Healing between 1686-7 Jan. 7 and 1688 Xmas.
Prefixing : abstract of the state of said account as made out by said Harley : total charge 4847l. 17s. 9d. : total discharge 1506l. 2s. 6d. which is short by 3341l. 15s. 9d. of the sum chargeable on the accountant, being the value of 13,400 medals delivered to him from the Mint between 1686-7 Feb. 2 and 1687 Nov. 8 for which he is put in super in the accounts of Mr. Neale as Master of the Mint : "towards discharging which sum the accountant has produced Mr. Donkeley's receipts" for 11,399 medals detailed being delivered to him as Deputy to the Clerk of the Closet, "but it does not appear how Mr. Donkeley disposed of the said medals."
But by the privy seal of 31 Oct. 1688 see supra Tr. Cal. Vol. VIII p. 2112-3 Mr. Graham was charged with 3591l. 16s. 3d. for the value of 14,400 medals and was to be allowed 3115l. 2s. 11d. for the value of 12,492 medals certified by the bishop of Rochester and the Serjeant Chirurgeon to have been delivered to persons touched for the [King's] Evill between 7 June 1686-7 and 28 Oct. 1687 ; and 468l. for the value of 1872 medals certified by Father Petre and the Serjeant Chirurgeon to have been similarly delivered between 28 Oct. 1687 and 23 Dec. following ; and 164l. 16s. 4d. for the value of 662 medals remaining in Mr. Donkeley's hands and 157l. 10s. 0d. for 540 pieces of ribbon to hang the said medals on and 575l. 6s. 8d. for his expenses at the rate of 200l. per an. from 7 Feb. 1684-5 to 24 Feb. 1687-8 and 46l. 13s. 4d. for charges of passing his account : all which would leave the said Grahame in surplusage 995l. 14s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 187-8.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes for Captains Edward Rumsey, Humphry Sanders and Stephen Martin to share as Captains out of the Vigo prize money as having by former Commissions taken post as Captains in the Royal Navy (as respectively Captain and Master of the Terrible, of the yacht Isabella and of the bomb vessel Mortar :) the said bomb vessel being a Fifth Rate and gives its Commander the post as Captain : all notwithstanding their being inserted under other denominations (to wit as Masters and Commanders only) in the lists of Distributions. (The like warrant on March 25 for Capt. Thomas Mitchell as Captain and Commander of the fireship Lightning). Ibid., pp. 189, 191.
Same by same to same to depute John Parker and Nicholas Davy as their Agents for Prizes jointly at Falmouth and Mounts Bay ; and John Pomroy as same at Fowey at a quantum meruit for their service : all loco Hugh Jones lately dismissed, "under whose care all the said places were." Ibid., p. 190.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Charles Shales, goldsmith, for supers set on John Shales his late father as Commissary General of Provisions in Ireland : and for 400l. for transporting Forces thither in 1689 : his accounts as Commissary being made up and the imprest for 400l. for transporting said troops being included in said Shales's account for transporting the Forces into Ireland in the said year. Ibid., p. 191.
March 23. List of Plantation accounts delivered by Mr. Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to the Commissioners of Public Accounts pursuant to their precept.
accompt of the Revenue of Quit Rents in Virginia for the year 1702.
accompt of the Revenue of New York for a quarter ended 25 March 1703. [For this latter account see infra p. 219 under date May 6].
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 147.
March 24. William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a royal warrant for erecting a Penny Post Office in Dublin and leasing the same to the Countess of Thanet for 14 years. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 347.
Same to Sir Edward Seymour to report on the enclosed petitiou [missing] of Benj. Robins of Exeter with the Taxes Agents' report thereon. In reply to yours of the 20th the Lord Treasurer has ordered the repairs of the lodges in Wychwood and I am to prepare a warrant. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Customs free import from Ireland of the clothing for Col. Thomas Farington's Regiment "being ordered to march hither with all speed." Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 312.
March 25. Warrant dormant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay Daniell and John Mann the salary of 10l. per an. as Comptrollers of Cardiff port. Money Book XVII, p. 103.
Money order for 140,000l. to Richard Taylor, Paymaster of the Million Lottery Annuities &c., as imprest to pay the annuities, benefits and other payments on the Million Lottery on salt &c., as by the Act of 5 Wm. and Mary c.7. Order Book VI, p. 99.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment in the ship Wharfe, David Davidson commander, for Holland of the goods of Count Wratislaw, Envoy from the Emperor. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 313.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Incledon for a lease of a small part of her Majesty's Old Palace at Richmond wherein Mrs. Villars did inhabit and now in a very ruinous condition and in the hands of the Crown. Reference Book VIII, p. 95.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the security of Robert Fowles as surety of Mr. Povey ut supra p. 161. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 192.
Same by same to same for a Commission for the admeasurement of keels, at Newcastle-on-Tyne ("admeasuring, marking and nailing the keels and boats, waines and carts used for the carriage of coals in our port of Newcastle upon the river Tyne, Sunderland upon the river Wear, Cullercoats, Seaton Sluice, Blythnook and all other places within the Counties of Northumberland and Durham.")
Prefixing : draft of said Commission with the rules and instructions to be observed by the Commissioners therein. Ibid., pp. 207-17.
March 27. Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Todd, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage money to Jamaica (the West Indies) whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated March 27 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 97. Order Book VI, p. 99. Disposition Book XVII, p. 68.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, not detailed, of the Stamp Office for 1704 Lady day quarter : total 1287l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 97.
The like of the Salt Office salary bill, detailed, for same quarter : total 1132l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 104.
Money warrant for 24l. 10s. 11½d. to the executors of Arnold Squibb, late late Clerk of the Nichells, being 10l. for half a year to 1701 Xmas and 14l. 10s. 11½d. for half a year and 82 days from 1713 March 25 to Dec. 23 (the day of his death) on his salary. Ibid., p. 106. Disposition Book XVII, p. 63.
Money order for 20l. to John Lowe gent, Senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for half a year to 1704 Lady day for locking up and delivering out her Majesty's treasure in the Exchequer. Order Book VI, p. 100.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on Malt anno 1704 : and is to be applied to the head of Wages. Disposition Book XVII, p. 66.
Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant for pay of 869l. 2s. 8d. and 70l. 5s. 4d. to Sir Henry Bellasyse, late Lieut. General, to clear his pay to 1702-3 Feb, 24, Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 347.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir George Rooke. Ibid., p. 348.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners enclosing a royal letter [missing] which the Commissioners for Trade procured requiring the respective Governors in America to aid the recovery of the dues to the Queen and to the Lord High Admiral in cases of prizes. If you judge this letter insufficient please draft another to be offered to the Queen. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay 41l. 16s. 0d. to two riggers and five labourers belonging to Deptford Yard who were hurt ut supra p. 156. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 192.
March 28. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh [late Paymaster of the Forces] to pay 869l. 2s. 8d. to Sir Henry Belasyse for the pay of him as Lieut. General and of his two aides-de-camp 1701-2 March 9 (the date of his commission as such) to Nov. 7 following : and for his pay as Colonel and Captain with his four servants from 1702 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24. (Same to John How [present Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to pay 70l. 8s. 4d. to same for the pay of him as Colonel and Captain and of his servants from 1703 Dec. 25 to Feb. 24 last). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 201, 204.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 44,561l. 10s. 5d. to Deficient Funds as follows ; said sum representing the income between Feb. 29 last and March 24 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 10,030l. 9s. 6d. from Windows ; 1639l. 16s. 11d. from Additional Impositions ; 2735l. 5s. 7½d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 7817l. 5s. 5d. from New Customs ; 3550l. from Marriages ; 18,786l. 8s. 8½d. from Continued Impositions ; 2l. 4s. 3d. from Additional Salt arrears : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 28th March, 1704. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 11 5 37930 1 508 15
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 217398 9 3 3726 6
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 457199 10 0 8388 17 11¼
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 64665 13 4 816 12
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 106447 15 9 1952 8 11¼
Salt 1711500 0 0 549929 5 15655 8
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 48815 0 1463 1 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 275000 0 0 4072 2
Stamp Duties 224114 7 148206 17 2050 0
Marriages, &c. 648000 0 0 318283 11 9 5927 7 6
4871611 8 0 2223876 4 11 44561 10 5
Money Book XVII, p. 102.
Letter of direction for 229l. 15s. 0d. to John, Visct. Fitz-Hardinge [Treasurer of the Chamber] : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for 1704 Lady day quarter for the Daily Alms and poor at the Gate 179 15 0
to complete the Maundy allowance to the same time 50 0 0
£229 15 0
Disposition Book XVII, p. 67.
Same for 12,713l. 11s. 6d. to Charles Fox, [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] : out of Civil List moneys grown due since 1701 March 8 : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to clear the Subje ct Troops part of the 40,000 men in the Low Countries, anno 1703 11755 19 6
to satisfy warrants for respits to Gen. Churchill's Regiment on 112 men from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1702-3 Feb. 24 231 9 4
ditto on Lieut. Gen. Lumley's Regiment for pay of a Captain respited from 25 Dec. [1702] to 1703 April 24 156 8 6
to the Earl of Orkney, for ditto 60 10 0
to Major General Ingoldsby for respits to 1703 April 24 118 19 8
to Brigadier Frederick Hamilton for the pay for those four months to 1703 April 24 of an entire Company not mustered 390 4 6
£12713 11 6
Disposition Book XVII, p. 70.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) proposal by Samuell Proctor [sworn broker] for the disposal of the unserviceable brass ordnance and broken metal taken at Vigo. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 348.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts and to William Blathwaite of the petition of Capt. Michaell Richards commanding the Company of Foot at Newfoundland praying removal of the respits on him from 1702 Oct. 1 to 1703 Oct. 8 "alleging he had leave to come into England for recovery of his health." Reference Book VIII, p. 96.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell 30 load of timber in Wychwood Forest for the repair of the ranger's lodge and the three keepers' lodges belonging to Roger Hill Walk, Potters Hill Walk and Burford Lawn Walk. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 196.
March 28. Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the manor of Stanton under Bardon co. Leicester and other premises, all parcel of the possessions of the late Hospital in the Savoy, in order to a lease thereof to Lawrence Carter.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Carter's petition for same. The Master and Perpetual Chaplains of said Hospital demised the premises 1685-6 March 12 to Thomas, Earl of Stamford who assigned same amongst other things to this petitioner 1702 April 24. A like lease has been petitioned for by Henry Tate gent on the ground of the grievances of the copyholders of the manor, which contains nine messuages and 23¼ yard lands. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 204-5.
March 29. Royal warrant to Sir Nathan Wright, Keeper of the Great Seal, for a great seal to grant to Dame Susanna Meredith, Philip Skippon and James Butler, the custody &c. of Sir Richard Meredith bart., who by inquisition taken at the Church House in St. Clements Danes 24 June 1679 was found to be an idiot and the custody of him was granted 1679 July 2 to the said Dame Susanna and Roger Meredith Esq., since deceased, of which grant she has made surrender 1702-3 Feb. 13. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 178-9.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Charles Fox, [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] : as imprest and upon account to be by him lent to Charles III, King of Spain, in such manner and according to such directions as he shall receive under the royal sign manual. (Money warrant dated March 31 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 31). (Money order dated April 5 hereon). Ibid., pp. 179-80. Money Book XVII, p. 112. Order Book VI, 101.
Royal letters patent appointing John Nutin to be Receiver and Paymaster of all moneys for the hire of Transport ships and vessels for carrying all such Forces as shall be sent by her Majesty from England [to] Holland or elsewhere for the service of our Allies or to any of our Plantations. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 186.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1704 Lady day quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Money Book XVII, p. 103.
Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for same quarter's salary. Ibid., p. 103. Disposition Book XVII, p. 68.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Excise Office salary bill, not detailed, for 1704 Lady day quarter : (total 5861l. 6s. 6d.). Money Book XVII, p. 106.
Letter of direction for 6908l. 7s. 10½d. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List funds : and is to be for the service of the Household, upon account, for paying salaries and pensions due on the Establishment, to wit to complete 1703 Xmas quarter. Disposition Book XVII, p. 66.
William Lowndes to Mr. Sonius enclosing the petition [missing] of Elianor Dytch praying payment of the 16l. arrears of pay due to her husband during the late war in Ireland. Why do you not pay the same? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 349.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts and to Mr. Blathwaite of the petition of the Earl of Essex for removal of the respit on the full pay of 104 men from 1703-4 Jan. 4 to Feb. 25, they being taken out of his Regiment to complete Lord Raby's Regiment. Reference Book VIII, p. 96.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Reginald Hill, of Crackenthorpe co. Westmorland, a collector of Land Tax, showing that he made a distress on the goods of Edward Hill for arrears of taxes "but not supporting him according to promise, the said Hill obtained a judgment against him : wherefore he prays relief." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of James Colton, clerk, shewing that no parson &c. ought to marry without licence or certificate of the banns upon stamped paper ; that at Lambs Chapel and Dukes Place, London, the parsons attending do marry without licence or certificate of banns and don't register ; which is a very great loss to the Queen : therefore praying a warrant to view and inspect the registers belonging to such chapels. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lovedy Mitchell for renewal of the lease of the Castle and Island of Tintagel and the three meadows thereto adjoining called Bossinymead, Holmeere-mead and Dingley Dey alias Dingle Downs, of which her ancestors were possessed. Ibid., p. 97.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Mrs. Dorothy Wynne of the issues of the Original Seal &c. within the counties of Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth ut supra p. 135.
Prefixing : particular, memorandum 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. 193-6, 259.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a pension of 100l. per an. as from June 24 last to Mary McCarty Reagh, widow of [Daniel] McCarty Reagh, to whom Charles II granted a like pension for his good services in Ireland, having protected and succoured many Protestant families and he had a written promise from the Duke of Marlborough to be provided for : which pension she has prayed to be restored to her for the support of herself and children. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 303-4.
Same to same for the Lord Chancellor of Ireland to be paid his allowance as and when due in like manner as was formerly done, he being obliged to a very great and constant expense which cannot be supported without his allowance be constantly paid. He is therefore hereby to be excepted out of the regulation for the payment of the Civil and Military Lists ut supra p. 104. Ibid., p. 306b.
March 30. Money warrant for 875l. to the seven Commissioners of Accounts (William Bromley, Thomas Coke, Sir Godfrey Copley, Robert Byerley, Henry St. John, Francis Scobell and Sir William Drake) : as by the Act 1 Anne c. 10 [4] for Taking and Stating the Public Accounts and the Act 1 Anne St. 2 c. 17 [15] for Subsidies for the war against France and Spain) : being for last Lady day quarter on their allowance of 500l. per an. each. (Money order dated April 3 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 1 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 105. Order Book VI, p. 101. Disposition Book XVII, p. 71.
Letter of direction for 288l. 3s. 11d., to the Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to George Collins, one of the Messengers [of the Chamber], in full of his bills. Disposition Book XVII, p. 68.
Same for 20l. to John Lowe for [half a year for] locking up her Majesty's treasure in the Receipt of the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same for 34,127l. 15s. 7½d. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
Out of loans on Malt anno 1704.
for the Portugal service anno 1704, in part of a demand of 35,293l. 2s. 4½d. contained in a memorial of the 28th inst. for services as follows : viz. for the General Officers from March 25 inst. to June 24 next, including Mr. Morrice's attendance to that time ; and to carry on the subsistence of the Troops from May 13 next to June 24 next inclusive, being six months and one day : and to complete a moiety of 4000l. allowed on the Establishment for Army Contingencies : and for the Queen's proportion of two thirds of the third two monthly payments for the charge of the 13,000 men raised in Portugal, being 111,111 pieces of Eight or 83,333 milreis, 250 reis 22576 15
Out of Contributions for Annuities [anno 1704].
for Col. Mordaunt for levy money for 179 men drawn out of his Regiment and delivered to several Regiments gone to Portugal 537
for Sir Charles Hara, the like for 213 men drawn out of his Regiment 639
Out of loans on Malt anno 1704.
upon account for the 40,000 men in the Low Countries for the year 1704 to wit for 37,500 Rix dollars, Bank money of Hamburgh, for a quarter's subsidy to the 25th inst. to the King of Denmark 9375
upon account of the 10,000 Augmentation Troops anno 1704, being intended to be advanced to Col. McCartney on account of subsistence for the Regiment of Foot which he is raising 1000
£34127 15
Ibid., p. 69.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to take off the respits of 148l. 15s. 0d. on Lieut. Col. Neatby deceased, Capt. Townley and Capt. Richard of Col. Webb's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 349.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] relating to the Company of Foot in her Majesty's service at Newfoundland. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to order the Customs officers at Newcastle and Sunderland to signify to the Admiralty from time to time when any convoy stays in those places after 50 sail of colliers are ready, and the reason for such stay. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to give order to their Agent for Prizes at Lisbon to supply Sir George Rooke, or the Agent Victualler &c. to the Queen's Navy there, with money for provisions and contingencies as occasion may require ; out of the proceeds of prizes, taking in repayment bills from said Rooke on the Navy Commissioners or Victualling Commissioners [in London] respectively. (Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has given order as above in accordance with your letter of the 27th inst. desiring same). Ibid., p. 350.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. According to the roll enclosed [missing] there is above 80,000l. standing out in supers on the accounts of the taxes granted under the late King and there is a great number of accounts of such taxes for several counties which have not been passed at all. You are to prosecute the recovery of such supers and the passing of said accounts. Ibid., p. 351.
Same to same enclosing petitions from Sir Bevill Granville and others, Governors of the Plantations, complaining of the taxation of their salaries received for said employments. You are to state the case as to all the several Governors abroad and to advise with the Attorney General for remedy thereof. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bateman to attend the Surveyor General of Crown Lands concerning the value of the lead mines at Grinton and Fremington co. Yorks. which were leased to George Tushingham in 1696. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Postmaster General to erect or set up a Penny Post or Penny Packett Office within the city of Dublin and within 10 or 12 miles thereof, at the cost and charges of Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Thanet and to make a lease thereof to the said Countess for 14 years at 20s. per an. rent : she having petitioned for same and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and the Postmasters General [England] having thereon reported that what she desires will be no prejudice to the Post Office nor any loss to the Crown.
Appending : the said report of the Postmasters General of England dated Dec. 15 last on said petition. The proposed Office should be made subservient to the General Post Office at Dublin and under proper instructions and regulations. "Upon the first erecting a Penny Post Office here in England by a private person independent of the General Post Office it was found that by a correspondence betwixt the Penny Post and higlers and carriers great numbers of letters were (to the diminution of the revenue) collected and dispersed by the Penny Post Office which ought to have been conveyed by the General Post" : therefore the grantee ought to be tied to the limits agreed upon without any clandestine dealings with carriers, masters of ships or others ; and she ought to be obliged not to have any receiving houses within two miles of any of the first stages of the General Post Office : she ought further to be obliged to collect and deliver gratis the letters called the Country Letters for the General Letter Office and to give security for answering the charge of those letters which her officers may receive. She should act by deputation from the Postmaster General of England, and the Deputy Postmaster of Ireland should have power to inspect whether there be not letters collected and received by her office "which may not be within the restriction above mentioned." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 305-6.
March 31. Royal sign manual for 31642l. 19s. 4d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces acting with the Allies : "to be by him paid over to and for the use of the Circle of Swabia for their encouragement to continue in the interest of our Allies and not to accept of a neutrality and the better to enable the said Circle to employ its Troops in the service of the War." (Money warrant dated April 3 hereon). (Money order dated April 3 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 5 hereon for payment of same out of the additional one third Subsidy and 15 per cent. on French prize wines anno 1704). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 180. Order Book VI, p. 100. Disposition Book XVII, p. 73.
Same for 420l. to Harry Mordaunt, Conservator or Supervisor of the Forest of Dean, for arrears of allowances due to himself and the six keepers of said forest from 1699 Xmas to 1701 Xmas : to be paid out of the moneys of wood sales that are in or shall come into the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated April 4 hereon). (Money order dated April 12 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 187. Money Book XVII, p. 112. Order Book VI, pp. 103, 104.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the declaring and passing of the account of James Graham, Keeper of the Privy Purse to James II, for Healing Medals of gold received and delivered by him between 1686-7 Feb. 3 and 1687 Dec. 27, amounting in the whole to 14,440 medals valued at 3591l. 16s. 3d. sterling ut supra p. 172. He is therein to be allowed 4527l. 10s. 3d. in discharge, notwithstanding that the certificates for medals used for healing, mentioned in former privy seals to have been produced, cannot now be found. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 181-2.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to discharge 50l. per an. out of the estate of George Walcott in the parishes of Bettws and Clun co. Salop, the said estate having been seized into the hands of the Crown in 1701 on account of a debt of 2301l. 1s. 0d. owing by him for Customs but it appearing that the said 50l. is unsettled but the remainder is settled as a jointure on his wife prior to the Crown's title and a proposal is made on his behalf to ensure full payment of said debt if the unsettled part can be discharged from the Crown's claim so as to facilitate sale of the estate by giving a clear title. Warrant Book XXII, pp. 182-6.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for 1704 Lady day quarter on his 300l. per an. for his salary and for Treasury Office disbursements.
And 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated April 3 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 105. Order Book VI, p. 103. Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of all moneys that have been collected for taxes on pensions, salaries and annuities payable at the Exchequer by detines or stops made there upon the orders or debentures for same. Money Book XVII, p. 105.
Same dormant by same to Edward Willcox, Receiver General of Woods Trent South, to pay the salaries detailed (amounting to 537l. 9s. 11½d. per an.) to the officers and keepers of Windsor Forest, as follows, out of moneys arising by wood sales ut supra p. 144.
l. per an.
The Duke of Northumberland, Lord Warden 20
Richard Neville Esq., Lieutenant of the Forest 10
Francis Negus Esq., Woodward 25
Major Negus, Bailiff of Finchampstead Bailiwick, Ranger of Bigshot Rails and Sandhurst : allowance for hay for deer for those 2 Walks 30
Charles Mildmay, Riding Forester 5 6
ditto Keeper of Swinley Rails and Bailiff of Battles Bailiwick, allowance for hay &c. 50
Robert Hanington underkeeper of Bigshot Rails 20
Augustine Hanington senr., underkeeper of Sandhurst Walk 20
Augustine Hanington junr., underkeeper of Easthampstead Walk 20
ditto as Vermin Killer 9 2 6
William Lowen, underkeeper of New Lodge Walk 20
ditto as Housekeeper there 6 1 0
John Barnes, underkeeper of Sunninghill Walk 20
Andrew Streek, underkeeper of Swinley 20
Richard Lovegrove, underkeeper of Billing Bear 20
William Miles, underkeeper of Old Windsor 20
John Thorn, underkeeper of Bearwood 20
George Holder, underkeeper of Linchford 20
Benja[min] Ironmonger, John Sawyer senr., John Sawyer junr., underkeepers in Cranborn, 20l. each 60
Gamekeepers :
William Beaumont of New Windsor 40
Francis Bancroft of Old Windsor 30
George Purdham of Bagshot 40
William Carter of Shrubshall 12
£537 9 11½
(In the margin : three later Treasury confirmations dated 1710 Dec. 14, 1711 July 3 and 1714-5 March 15 of this warrant). Ibid., p. 114.
Money warrant for 16l. 13s. 4d. to Emanuell College, Cambridge, for one year to 1701 Xmas on the perpetuity to the Master, Fellows and Scholars thereof. Ibid., p. 115.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, 15l. thereof for himself for 1704 Lady day quarter's salary and 5l. for same quarter for a messenger. Order Book VI, p. 107.
Letter of direction for 64,539l. 5s. 11d. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans on Malt, anno 1704 : for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for subsistence of the Subject Troops forming part of the 40,000 men and full pay to Foreigners forming the residue thereof, to wit from April 25 next to May 22 next 53869 11 5
for subsistence of the Subject Troops forming part of the 10,000 Augmentation Troops and full pay of the Foreigners forming residue of same for same time 10669 14 6
£64539 5 11
Disposition Book XVII, p. 70.
Same for 38,941l. 2s. 2¼d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance : out of loans on Malt anno 1704 : for services as follow : viz.
£ s. d.
for sea services to be performed by the Office of Ordnance 20000
for land services ditto 18941 2
£38941 2
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Hawkers and Pedlars to present such additional surveyors for the Duties on Hawkers and Pedlars as you propose in your memorial of Dec. 23 last. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 350.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of William Holbech touching a further inquiry to be made into the frauds in the taxes co. Devon. Ibid., p. 351.
Treasury reference [to the Stamps Commissioners] of the petition of Samuell Ross praying a reward for his extraordinary service under the Comptroller of the Stamp Office. Reference Book VIII, p. 95.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Scorer, tenant in possession as executor to Edward Gleg and as guardian to his son John Gleg, of the hundred of Worrall [Wirral] co. Chester ; praying extension of lease thereof. Ibid., p. 96.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated the 25th inst. to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Major Bringfield of a new silver trumpet for the use of Mr. Vandenandi, one of her Majesty's trumpeters appointed to attend on the Duke of Marlborough this campaign, "his Grace having ordered him to leave his trumpet with the Troop of Guards" : to an estimate of 20l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 178.
The like of a same dated Feb. 15 last to same for the provision of items detailed (large silver andirons and two pairs of doggs with fireshovel and tongues) for her Majesty's new Drawing Room at St. James's and a new silver sconce with a looking glass in the middle according to the pattern sent into your [Godfrey's] Office : all to an estimate of 900l. Ibid., p. 185.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay to the Officers of the Ordnance as below the same allowance as is directed to be made to the Officers of her Majesty's ships that were in the action at Vigo according to their quality as expressed below.
Appending : schedule of the Officers belonging to the Office of Ordnance that were on board the bomb vessels at Vigo with their quality and the rate of allowance to be made to them : (Albert Bosgard as Major, Francis Hawkins as Engineer, Thomas Haydon as fire master, George Hays as Commissary and Paymaster, eight privateers, 16 bombardiers, one Commissary assistant, five conductors, one master carpenter and eight carpenters, all detailed). Ibid., pp. 198-9.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir John Williams Kt., of the demesne lands of the Hospital of the Blessed Mary at Dover called the Mesendew [Maison Dieu] ut supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 376.
Prefixing : particular, memorandum and ratal of the premises, as demised 1685 Nov. 9 to Sir John Williams, in which demise there was a proviso for surrender to the Crown if the premises in Dover River, Alkham and Burston or any part of them should at any time be found fit and convenient for the service of the Crown.
Appending : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 200-202, 259.