Money warrant for 20l. to George Thomas, clerk, as royal bounty
for his passage to New York whither he is going chaplain. (Money
order dated April 3 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 106. Order
Book VI, p. 98.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorrowkettle's bill
of 15l. for 1704 Lady day quarter as Messenger of the Chamber
attending the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorrowkettle
15l. for same quarter as Messenger attending the Customs. Money
Book XVII, p. 110.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners for Robert
Holland, tidesman at Fowey, and Thomas Stubbing, tidesman
extraordinary in London Port, to exchange places.
Thomas Daines to be tidesman and boatman at Dover. Out
Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 313.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise
Office for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter : total 1857l. 3s. 0½d.
The like for the Malt Duty incidents for same quarter : total
287l. 13s. 2¼d. Money Book XVII, pp. 107, 110.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Chubb, clerk, as royal bounty
for his passage to Pennsylvania whither he is going chaplain.
(Undated entry of the money order hereon). Ibid., p. 108. Order
Book VI, p. 82.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay only the
principal on the orders of loan amounting to 9500l. being part of
20,000l. issued on the 19th of August 1701 to Sir Thomas Littleton,
Treasurer of the Navy, for the Ordinary of the Navy, being in tallies
and orders of loan drawn on the last part of the 3700l. per week [Excise] ;
of which tallies and orders for 20,000l. the sum of 10,500l. was assigned
over by him to those uses according to orders from the Navy Board
"the interest at the time of assigning the same being computed and
paid away as so much principal money" and the remaining 9500l.
(being 19 orders for 500l. each numbered 59 to 77 inclusive) are still
in his hands and are now come in course of payment out of the said
3700l. per week [Excise] and for the greater ease and convenience in
passing his account he hath desired that he may receive only the
principal money contained in the said orders without any interest
incurred thereupon. Money Book XVII, p. 111.
Money warrant for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to the Earl of Nottingham
and Sir Charles Hedges for 1704 Lady day quarter's salary as
Secretaries of State. (Money order dated April 3 hereon). Ibid.,
p. 127. Order Book VI, p. 107. Disposition Book XVII, p. 83.
Same for 375l. to the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for same
quarter's diet allowance and royal bounty as President of the Privy
Council. (Money order dated April 3 hereon). Money Book XVII,
p. 129. Order Book VI, p. 109. Disposition Book XVII, p. 83.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of
the Hackney Coaches Office for 1704 Lady day quarter : total
207l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 145.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst for 1704 Lady day quarter's
attendance as porter at the gate of the Receipt of the Exchequer.
Order Book VI, p. 107.
Same for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt (John
Low, Peter Le Neve, John Taylor, John Awbery clerks and ministers
and Peter White, clerk to Henry Pelham as clerk of the Pells, and
Samuel Edwin, usher of the Receipt) for one year to 1704 March 25
for attendance in vacation &c. Ibid., p. 108.
Same for 308l. 18s. 10d. to Sir Michael Heneage, usher of the
Exchequer Court, being 306l. 18s. 0d. for necessaries delivered to
the officers of said Court in Hilary term 1703 and 2l. 0s. 10d. for
98 days' diet [for himself] from 1703 Dec. 11 at the rate of 5d. a day.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to William Lowndes for Secret
Service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 71.
Same for 3985l. 18s. 2d. to Edward Nicholas for 1704 Lady day
quarter on the [Queen's private] pensions and allowances payable
by him. Ibid., p. 72.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to hasten
their report on the petition of John Brittain and other workmen
employed in the Victualling Office. Out Letters (General) XVII,
Same to Mr. Sansom. The Lord Treasurer has considered the
instructions given by the Customs Commissioners to Patrick Mein,
Henry Walter and Charles Mein appointed for the survey of the
Northern ports. He finds no instructions therein relating to the
shipping of lead, in which he is informed great frauds have been
committed and he desires the Commissioners to consider same.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed memorial
[missing] relating to the poor, impotent and maimed soldiers and
mariners who being dismissed from her Majesty's service in Holland
and other foreign parts come over in great numbers to Harwich :
in which memorial it is proposed that a fund of charity of 200l. per
an. may be established to afford same competent subsistence for
their relief. In the margin. This letter cancelled and the like
written to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. Ibid., p. 354.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed
representations and affidavit [missing] relating to the Sidney frigate
Capt. Upton, Commander. Ibid., p. 355.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to employ John Runckhorne as tidesman at Liverpool loco Samuell
Runckhorne grown old.
William Osborne as waiter and searcher at Salcombe in Dartmouth
port loco Geo. Kingston dismissed.
Henry Isles as tidesman and weigher at Southampton loco Joseph
Robert Brattle as riding officer at Lydd in Kent loco Jeremy
Thomas Grove as boatman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco
Henry Isles preferred.
Nehemiah Gildus as boatman at Liverpool loco Francis Jackson
deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 313.
Approval by same of the Customs salary bill London port for
1704 Lady day quarter : total 6528l. 2s. 10d.
The like of the same for the outports : total 9142l. 16s. 3d. Ibid.,
Treasury reference to Mr. Twitty of the petition of Henrietta
Maria Stanihurst praying payment of the arrears of pension of 300l.
per an. due to her father Col. Charles Gifford. Reference Book VIII,
Same to the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of
John Nost for payment of 96l. 15s. 0d. for a marble table delivered
into her Majesty's bedchamber. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of
Simon Swalwell for a new lease of a piece of ground called Black
Banks in the township of Haswell on the Hill in the parish of
Easington co. Durham, holden of the Hospital of the Savoy. Ibid.,
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Sir John Fleet
et al praying payment of 953l. 14s. 8d. for the hire of the ship Joseph
in 1690 to cruise against the French at Jamaica. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Christopher
Franklyn et al for leave to compound a debt of 382l. due for Salt
Duties which they are unable to pay. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Thomas Barrow
of Feild Court co. Gloucester to be restored to the right of his
ancestors to carry away trees in the forest of Dean he being seized
in fee of the bailiwick and woodwardship of Blakeney within said
forest and thereby entitled to all windfall trees within that woodwardship
but is forbidden to carry away the trees blown down by the
late storm. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners
for Prizes to pay Capt. William Scaley as a Captain out of the Vigo
prize money, he being by commission Captain of her Majesty's
fireship Griffin and by a former commission had taken post as a
Captain in the Royal Navy and it was only by mistake that he was
inserted as Captain and Master of the said ship in the list for the
distribution of the said prize money. The error in his denomination
in the said list is hereby to be corrected.
A like warrant in the case of Capt. John Mitchell, late Captain of
her Majesty's fireship Phoenix and now Commander of the Weymouth,
he being inserted in the abovesaid list only as Master and Commander.
Prefixing : Order of the Queen in Council dated March 26 last
for rectifying said mistake concerning Capt. Mitchell. Warrants not
Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 203, 206.
[? April 3]
Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam
lease under the Exchequer seal to John Bennet of lands &c. in the
parish of Breinton co. Hereford, parcel of the lands of William
Towne outlaw : at a rent of 2s. 7d. per an. and fine of 5s. 2d. Ibid.,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners
for Prizes to pay 16l. 0s. 10d. to Henry Roaden for his charges whilst
on the coast of Sweedland and his passage to London, the Prizes
Agent at Dover having put him as a tidewaiter on board the Ufrow
Anna of Stockholm taken as prize, and the said vessel having during
the late dreadful storm broken loose from her anchor and drove to
Sweedland and run upon the rocks and sunk on the Swedish shore
at a place called Kercksont [? Kirke O]. Money Book XVII, p. 115.
Letter of direction for 8203l. 18s. 5¾d. to Sir Thomas Littleton,
Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Additional Subsidy
[2 Anne c. 9] : to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners to answer
bills of exchange, Short Allowance [Money], Necessary Money, Short
Beer Money [to the ships] from the West Indies and other Contingencies.
Disposition Book XVII, p. 71.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of
the Prizes Office for 1704 Lady day quarter : total 2547l. 0s. 6d.
Money Book XVII, p. 113.
Letter of direction for 857l. 16s. 0¾d. to Thomas Lloyd, the Paymaster
of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : 619l. 2s. 5¼d. thereof
to be paid to Cha. Hopson, joiner to the Works and 238l. 13s. 7½d.
to Richard Stacey, bricklayer to the Works, for work done and goods
delivered in her Majesty's time. Disposition Book XVII, p. 72.
Same for 41,642l. 19s. 4d. to Charles Fox : to be applied as follows :
out of the Additional one third Subsidy [of Tonnage
and Poundage by 2—3 Anne c. 9] anno 1704
to be paid over for the use of the Circle of
Swabia for their encouragement to continue
in the service of the Allies &c.
out of Civil List moneys.
in part of 40,000l. to be lent to Charles III,
King of Spain
Ibid., p. 73.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the
enclosed petition [missing] of Eliz. Stroud, widow of Joseph Stroud,
late master and part owner of her Majesty's hired transport ship
Charles. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 364.
William Lowndes to the Trustees for [Circulating] Exchequer Bills.
The Lord Treasurer has appointed William Clayton to pay the
premium or reward of 5 per cent. per an. to the contributors on the
Act lately passed [2-3 Anne c. 3] for purchasing annuities at the
Exchequer : viz. from the days of advancing their moneys to May 1
next. His lordship is informed that it will be difficult to pay the said
premium in the office of the Auditor [of the Receipt] by reason of
the great number of people concerned in receiving the same, and
that the Office for Circulating Exchequer Bills is not at present
in much use. He therefore directs you to permit Mr. Clayton to
perform this service in some of the rooms belonging to your Office.
Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 352.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing]
of Walter Brough praying that the account of his son, James Brough
deceased, as Lieutenant in Lord Charlemont's Regiment, may be
examined, the agent [of the said Regiment] having charged him
wrongfully with several sums. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Edward Perrie
for the place of one of the Commissioners of the Four and a Half
per cent. Duty at Nevis, vacant (as is alleged) by the death of James
Flynn : as by the enclosed petition and recommendation [both
missing] of the said Perrie. Ibid., p. 353.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of John Merring shewing that he served faithfully as an officer of
the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Barbados for several years
but was displaced by some private prejudice of one of his superior
officers without his having an opportunity of a hearing in his own
defence : therefore praying that the allegations may be enquired
into. Reference Book VIII, p. 97.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of a person unknown
offering to discover an estate of Thomas Love, Receiver General
[for co. Suffolk] of the Royal ["Present"] Aid of 12d. per £ granted
anno 1689 who is deceased insolvent and indebted 280l. 15s. 6d.
to the Crown. Ibid., p. 98.
Same to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Edward Progers, Keeper of
the Middle Park at Hampton Court, for repairs of the damage done
by the late tempest to the great lodge &c. there. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Thomas Patten of
Warrington co. Lanes, that no liberty be given for making any other
landing place for goods near Warrington than what is already made
until he be first heard. Notice to be given to him at Warrington.
Caveat Book, p. 57.
Same of a same in behalf of William Hooker that no lease pass
to the Earl of Radnor or any other of the scite of the castle
of Tintagel and lands adjoining, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Money warrant for 25l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for 1703 Lady
day quarter for repair of the Cobb pier. Money Book XVII, p. 22.
William Lowndes to [? one of the Commissioners of Revenue,
Ireland] to report on the enclosed papers [missing] of Mr. Thomas
Knox relating to the discovery of a pernicious practice of transporting
[wool] from the south part of Ireland into France (see infra under
date July 17). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 352.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a certificate how far the
accounts of James Herbert as Receiver General of Prizes in the late
war are proceeded in. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord
Treasurer yours of the 23rd ult. concerning Jeronimo Bestoso.
When the privateer is adjudged prize you are to sell her by inch of
candle and to employ some person to bid for her. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Parkhurst for an account of the money received and
paid by you and Mr. Paschall under your constitution for getting
in the arrears of prizes of the last war. Ibid., p. 353.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. I have read to my Lord
Treasurer your report on the petition of George Banson, a surety
of John Banson, formerly a collector of Excise. His lordship leaves
that matter to the law. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to hasten to send in to the Auditor
your account as late Paymaster of the Forces for the year 1702 and
your accounts for the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. Ibid., p. 354.
Same to Auditor Shales enclosing a memorial [missing] praying
payment of the yearly stipend to the minister of Macclesfield ; also
the report of Samuell Hughson, Receiver General of the Crown Land
revenue of Cheshire, relative to said stipend. Please report a state
of the right of the said minister to the said stipend. Ibid.
Same to same. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your report of
the 30th ult. in relation to Edward Lockett. How far have the
former privy seals [concerning pretensions by bonds on the estate
of Edward Lord Griffin] been satisfied out of the estate of Lord
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army to report
on the enclosed letter [missing] from Secretary Nottingham relating
to the pay of Dr. Joseph Gaylard as late Physician General to the
Forces sent to the West Indies in 1702. Ibid., p. 355.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of
the petition of John Pentyre concerning John Hoblyn's malicious
opposition to his renewing a lease of lands in the Duchy of Cornwall.
Reference Book VII, p. 97.
Same to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Michael
Mitford, of London, merchant, owner of the ship Three Pilgrims
which was hired by the said Commissioners 1702 April 27 at 11s.
per ton per month according to her admeasurement on condition
that she should not go to any place betwixt the Tropicks ; that
she proceeded to Port St. Marys and Vigo and afterwards returned
to Portsmouth from whence she was sent with soldiers under Admiral
Graydon to the West Indies contrary to the said agreement : therefore
praying to be allowed 14s. per ton per month from 1st Dec.
1703 (at which time she went to the West Indies) till her return to
London "it being the freight of all ships now taken up into her
Majesty's service." Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to
report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Grahme for a
lease of some lands near Aulkborough [Alkborough] co. Lincoln
left by the sea and of right belonging to the Crown, with the Attorney
and Solicitor General's report thereon, and the copy of an inquisition
thereon. The Lord Treasurer does not think it advisable to grant
the desired lease without further information. You are to certify
the value and improveability and whether such a lease is like to
occasion much vexation. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 354.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lord agrees with your
report of Jan. 13 last on the petition of Mary Martin, widow of Henry
Martin, late a collector of Excise. You are to proceed to recover
the debt as soon as possible.
The like in the case of John Jennins' debt as late a same : as by
your report of March 14 last. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for
13l. 17s. 0d. to Lieut. Castlefranc for raising and conducting recruits
to Portsmouth for the late Expedition to the West Indies as certified
by the Earl of Peterborough. Ibid., p. 355.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report
on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Hugh Hamill for renewal of
a royal warrant of the late Queen for discharging the petitioner and his
heirs from several debts on which judgments and executions were
had against him by James II. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 312.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 148l. 15s. 0d. to
Col. John Webb for the pay 1702 Oct. 1 to Dec. 24 of the late Lieut.
Col. Neatby, Capt. Antony Townley and Capt. Godfrey Richards
of the Regiment under his command, the same being respited by
reason of the death of the said Lieut. Colonel in the middle of the
muster and the absence of the other two upon leave upon the service
of the Regiment, according to a report from the Comptrollers of
Army Accounts. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 188.