Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Brook Bridges, one of the
Auditors of Imprests, to allow 877l. 11s. 8d. in account to Henry
Ferne, Customs Cashier, for his incidents, detailed, for the year ended
1703 Dec. 25. Money Book XVII, pp. 121-2.
Undated money orders for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough
for 1704 Lady day quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady
of the Bedchamber.
and for 250l. each for same quarter to the following as Ladies of
the Bedchamber viz., Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset ; Mary,
Duchess of Ormonde ; Lady Jane Hyde ; Frances, Countess of
Scarborough ; Anne, Countess of Sunderland ; Anne Charlotte, Lady
Frecheville ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Lady Henrietta
Godolphin ; Ann, Countess of Abingdon ; Rachel, Marchioness of
and 125l. each for same quarter to the following as Women of the
Bedchamber viz. Agnata Cooper, Margaret Feilding, Beata Danvers,
and 75l. each for same quarter to the following as Maids of Honour
viz. Jane Kingdon, Letitia Frowde, Rosamunda Yardborough, Mary
Stanhope, Ann Duncombe, Eliz. Collier. (There is no entry of the
money warrant for these orders). (Letter of direction dated April 21
for the 4 Women of the Bedchamber and the 6 Maids of Honour,
and May 10 for the Ladies of the Bedchamber). Order Book VI,
p. 106. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 76, 83.
Letter of direction for 12,500l. to the Treasurer of the Navy :
out of funds and for services as follows
out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704
for Wear and Tear : and is to be paid over to Nathaniel
Gold and Urban Hill on account for pitch and tar
out of loans on the One Third Subsidy and Additional
Duty on Prize Wines
for Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded
Seamen &c., upon account for that service, three
fifths thereof to be placed to the head of Wages
and two fifths to the head of Victualling
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners dated April
27 to assign said 10,000l. to Richard Povey accordingly).
Disposition Book XVII, pp. 76, 80.
Same for 121l. 16s. 0d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of
Civil List Moneys : and is to be paid over to John Bennett, Quarter
Master to the First Regiment of Foot Guards, for the charge of repairing
the damage done by the late violent storm to the several
Guardhouses at Whitehall, Kensington, the Savoy and Somerset
House. Ibid., p. 77.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to procure 50,000l. to
be advanced by the Bank or others on the tallies and orders remaining
in your hands on the Land Tax granted for the year 1704 "and upon
your transmitting hither [to the Treasury] the assignments you shall
make on the said orders [as security to the lenders] for the money
so advanced the Lord Treasurer will give warrant to the Exchequer
for paying interest thereon at the rate of 5l. per cent. from the
respective days of their advancing the same." Ibid.
Letter of direction for 13,796l. 1s. 6¼d. to the Treasurer of the
Navy : out of loans on the New Subsidy, &c. and is intended for the
Victualling Commissioners to answer bills of exchange, Short Allowance
Money, Necessary Money and other contingencies. Ibid.
Same for 5620l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] :
out of loans on the New Subsidy &c. : and is intended to be paid over
as follows on account of the service of the 40,000 men : viz.
for levy money for the 2 Regiments of Foot to be
commanded by Lord Paston and Col. Rooke
being 1974l. for each Regiment at 3l. per man
pursuant to the royal warrant of the 15th inst.
for same for the additional men to Sir Richard
Temple's Regiment pursuant to the royal
warrant of the 10th inst.
for same for the additional men to Col. Evans's
Regiment pursuant to a like warrant
for providing 64 recruit horses in the room of so
many lost at sea in their passage to Holland,
pursuant to the royal warrant of the 19th inst.
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Martin Tucker
from Ireland being to complete 1000l. disbursed
by him for transporting 4 Regiments from thence
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment
to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, of 10,291l.
18s. 2d. for purposes as follows out of the 50,000l. ordered
yesterday [today] to be borrowed ut supra p. 206 : viz.
for clearings to several Regiments of the
Marines to 25 Dec. 1703 according to the
muster rolls, offreckonings included
for subsistence to the 6 Marine Regiments on
account of the year 1704
Ibid., p. 79.
Same to same to apply as follows the 9500l. remaining in the hands
of the Navy Treasurer which he newly received at the Exchequer
on tallies and orders on the 3700l. per week Excise which were put
into his hands 13 Aug. 1701 for the Navy ordinary and bounty to
sea Officers (being part of the funds granted for the year 1701) ; and
also the sum of 6613l. 6s. 7d. for overplus money received by the
said Treasurer on tallies on the fifth 4s. Aid (being part of the funds
granted for the year 1703) viz.
to the Ordinary of the Navy, being intended
to go towards the pay of the Yards for
Michaelmas quarter 1703 (out of the above)
for Wages (out of the above)
for ditto more out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid
Ibid., p. 80.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed
letter [missing] from Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Lord Admiral,
relating to some timber seized at Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight
and condemned as a perquisite [of Admiralty] but the despatch of
same to Portsmouth Yard is opposed by the Customs officers and
the Prize Office. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 368.
Same to the Attorney General. When can you attend the Lord
Treasurer concerning the Exchequer Bills embezzled by Mr.
Presgrave? Ibid., p. 369.
Same to Mr. Ellis to insert in the Gazette for to-morrow and Monday
next an advertisement relating to bankers' assignments &c. of the
3 per cent. Annuities (requiring the entering at the Exchequer of
such assignments and other forms of title to such annuities), and
relating to the entering at the Exchequer of the names of the persons
on whose lives respectively such annuities are to continue (for same
to be done before May 1 next) : all in accordance with the late Act
[2-3 Anne c. 9] for [the more regular paying and assigning the]
said Annuities, Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to admit William
Kay to the first vacant place of a stamper. Out Letters (General)
XVII, p. 370.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners for a state of their account of
the prizes to this time and of the money remaining in the [Prizes]
Receiver's hands to wit how much for the Queen's share and how
much for the captors. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to speak with Sir Humphrey Edwin
as to the buildings he is about erecting near the Pell Office and to
know of him what restraint he is willing to consent to therein. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. There is a pension on the
Establishment of the Navy payable to Capt. Trahern for service
performed at sea. He is taxed for same notwithstanding it is certified
that he doth not pay to church and poor or any other taxes thereon.
Please inquire into this and report what ought to be done for his
relief. Ibid., p. 371.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to allow the landing at Bristol or Chester of the clothing of Col.
Sampson de Lalo's Regiment from Ireland in order to be shipped
again for Holland : all as was done to Brigadier Farrington in the
like case. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 316.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of
French Bromfeild, Receiver General of Taxes co. Sussex, for allowance
of 1013l. 15s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt.
Reference Book VIII, p. 99.
Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Yaxlee to be a
surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages [for the cities of
London and Westminster and county of Middlesex] loco Richard
Thomas. (Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver
General of said Duties for said places to pay 50l. per an. salary to
said Yaxlee as from Lady day 1704). Affairs of Taxes I, p. 3.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland, transmitting a memorial in behalf of Sir William Robinson,
late Deputy Receiver of Ireland, with a state of his case and a copy
of a paper which he delivered into the House of Commons of Ireland.
As the same relates wholly to affairs transacted in the Parliament
of Ireland, please do therein as you think fit. Out Letters (Ireland)
VIII, p. 308.
Royal warrant to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to
discharge the Queen's part of a verdict of 500l. obtained in the
Exchequer against Capt. Edward Hopson, late Commander of the
Queen's ship Mary, for a parcel of cochineal supposed to be run out
of the said ship. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 192.
Royal sign manual for 140l. to Benjamin Steel "who is nominated
in this behalf by John Goddard gent, Consul at Tunis" for so much
disbursed by said Goddard in the said city of Tunis. (Money warrant
dated May 9 hereon). (Money order dated May 17 hereon). Ibid.,
p. 193. Order Book VI, p. 114.
Money order for 200l. to Sir Bevill Granville, Capt. General and
Governor in Chief of Barbados, for one quarter to April 25 inst. on
his additional salary in lieu of presents from the Assembly.
(Same dated April 26 for 300l. for same quarter on his allowance
of 1200l. per an.) Order Book VI, p. 109.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for interest to be
paid at the rate of 5 per cent. on three orders on the seventh (anno
1704) 4s. Aid in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the
Navy, for 10,000l. each and dated 1704 April 26 and assigned to
the Bank of England. Ibid., p. 105.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. In order to your
attendance here tomorrow send me copies of the [your] letter of
May 10 last concerning the Earl of Orford's interest account as
Treasurer of the Navy and your reports of 1693 July 10 and Nov. 8
and 1699 July 8 about turning Mr. Papillon's receipts (for money
received by him for the Victualling) into imprests and allowing
those imprests on the said Earl's accounts. Out Letters (General)
XVII, p. 370.
Same to the Earl of Scarborough to report on the enclosed representation
[missing] of Richard Norton, warden of the forest of
East alias South Bere in Co. Northants relating to the warrant you
have obtained from the Queen for 3 brace of bucks yearly out of
the said forest. Ibid., p. 371.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary of War] to prepare a royal warrant
for taking off the respits on Col. Edward Bradock's pay from 1702
Nov. 1 to 1702-3 Feb. 28 as Major in the Coldstream Guards.
Ibid., p. 372.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of
Elizabeth Kirkby, sister of Capt. Richard Kirkby "who unfortunately
suffered by a warrant of execution at Plymouth 1703 April 16,"
praying payment of 185l. 12s. 6d. due to him for bounty money.
Reference Book VIII, p. 99.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army and Mr,
St. John [Secretary at War] of the petition of Brigadier Farrington.
Sir Richard Temple and Col. Lalo for a further allowance for levy
money, clothing and accoutrements of a detachment of 34 private
men made out of each of their Regiments and delivered over to the
Regiments of [Thomas] Brudenell and Monjoy [William, Visct.
Mountjoy] to complete them at their going to Portugal. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Col. [George] Carpenter, Colonel of
the Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons, concerning the respits for
257l. 14s. 10d. made upon his officers the last two musters by Mr.
Algood, a Deputy Commissary, contrary to all rule and custom.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the clothiers
of Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield, setting forth that there is a great
necessity of riding officers "there" to prevent the running of wool
from Durham, Northumberland and Cumberland into Scotland and
that William Ingram is recommended by several Members of Parliament
as a man qualified for that station. Ibid., p. 100.
Royal warrant to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and
Perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay 500l. per an. to Richard Robins
gent as from 1703 Xmas : out of the 2500l. per an. disposeable by the
Queen of the said perquisites under the Lord High Admiral's instrument
of 1702 July 27. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 189-90.
Same to the clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 30,000l. to
Edward Nicholas as imprest and upon account to be paid and
applied according to such Establishments as are already signed by
the Queen in this behalf and according to such warrants as he shall
receive from the Queen or the Treasury. Ibid., pp. 191-2.
Instructions under the royal sign manual to the Comptrollers of
the Accounts of the Army in accordance with the letters patent
which erected their office [to wit as from 1703-4 Feb. 24 and in
replacement of the instructions supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 315].
(1) and (2) ut supra ibid. (3) The General having approved and
sealed the patterns for clothing, the Colonels are to contract for the
same and then exhibit to the Controllers the said contracts which
are to specify quantities, qualities and prices. The Colonels or their
Agents are likewise to exhibit to the Comptrollers the debt owing
on the offreckonings on the 24th Feb. 1703-4 from which day this
rule shall commence. The Comptrollers are to see that the clothes
be furnished according to the contract ; for which the certificate
of the Captain General shall suffice in the case of the troops abroad ;
and that the clothing do not exceed the offreckoning : and if any
Regiment is in debt the debt is to be sunk annually as much as the
service will bear : and the Comptrollers are from time to time to
represent to the General and to the Lord Treasurer the observations
how the debt increases. When satisfied that the contracts have been
performed according to the patterns the Comptrollers are to certify
same to the Paymasters, "without which they [the Paymasters]
are not to comply with any assignment for the payment thereof."
(4) (5) (6) ut supra ibid. (7) This instruction adds the clause that
the Colonels or their Agents shall produce certificates or sufficient
vouchers from the respective Captains to the Comptrollers once
every year for the Troops abroad [to vouch that the subsistence and
clearings paid to the Colonels for them have been duly paid over to
them by the Colonels]. (8) (9) (10) ut supra ibid. Ibid., pp. 198-9.
Royal warrant to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marine
Regiments, to pay 380l. 4s. 2d. to Visct. Shannon and Col. Edward
Fox and 5 Companies of the late Col. Villiers' Regiment as royal
bounty and in lieu of all demands on account of respits (amounting
to 760l. 9s. 4d.) on their pay for the muster commencing 1702 Oct. 25
and ending Dec. 24 following, made upon their return to England
from the Expedition to Cadiz in 1702. Ibid., p. 202.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners
of Prizes to pay 25l. to Sarah Jackson, widow of John Jackson,
late landsurveyor to the Prizes Office who died of sickness contracted
on board the Fleet which came from Vigo : she being left with six
small children. Money Book XVII, p. 119.
Allowance by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hawkers
and Pedlars Office for half a year to 1703 Xmas : total 515l. Ibid.,
Money warrant [sic? erratum for a warrant to the Trustees for Circulation
of Exchequer Bills] for payment of 650l. to Charles, Lord
Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt for one year from 1704 March 25 for
the whole charge of managing the business of Exchequer Bills ;
keeping entries and account thereof ; trying, proving, cancelling and
renewing thereof and computing the interest thereon. Ibid., p. 122.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to amend misnomers
and mistakes in the books of the Auditor of the Receipt and
the Clerk of the Pells of the contributors upon the last Act of Parliament
for Annuities [2-3 Anne c. 3] which [mistakes] have happened
either by the persons themselves or by the Tellers of the Exchequer in
consequence of the great hurry and disorder from the pressing
importunities of persons desirous to purchase the said annuities "in
so much that in many cases there are no such persons as are said to be
contributors in the said Tellers' bills." The said contributors are
first to make affidavit of such mistakes. Ibid., p. 124.
Letter of direction for 43,600l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of
loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 ; and is intended for pay of the
Yards viz. for 1703 Xmas quarter : 18,000l. thereof to be charged
to the head of the Ordinary and 25,600l. to the head of Wear and
Tear. Disposition Book XVII, p. 81.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to pay into the
Exchequer 3500l. of [the Queen's share of] the money of prizes,
"to answer a service which requires the same." Ibid.
Same to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer, to procure a
further sum of 50,000l. to be advanced by the Bank or others on the
tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Land Tax granted
for the year 1704 : my Lord will authorise 5 per cent. interest thereon
from the days of the respective advances. (Same to the Navy
Commissioners to assign for wages of seamen anno 1704 the said
50,000l. together with 4100l. now in the Navy Treasurer's hands of
money received on tallies of the second 2s. Aid anno 1700, which was
formerly intended for bounty to sea Officers and was never called for).
Ibid., pp. 81, 82.
Letter of direction for 7337l. 8s. 3d. to Charles Fox : out of loans
on the Land Tax anno 1704 : whereof 5537l. 7s. 5d. is to be on account
of the 40,000 men anno 1704 and 1800l. 0s. 10d. on account of the
Additional 10,000 men anno 1704 : both sums being to be paid over
to John Nutting as Receiver and Paymaster of the Transport service
upon account for the shipping and provisions and other necessary
accommodation provided in March last and April inst. for transporting
5872 men and 1024 horse with clothing from this river [of Thames]
and Harwich to Holland, whereof 2405 were part of the 10,000
Additional Troops and 3467 men and 1024 horse belonged to the
body of 40,000 men. Ibid., p. 101.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for a certificate what
is due to the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital in the reign of
William III and likewise of the tallies and orders and debentures
remaining in your hands as late Paymaster of the Forces which
(by the Act for the Additional Subsidy [of Tonnage and Poundage
by 2—3 Anne c. 18] of last Session) are applicable to such arrears
and other public debts as the Lord Treasurer shall direct. Out
Letters (General) XVII, p. 371.
William Lowndes to Mr. Samuel Burton. The Lord Treasurer has
disallowed, in John Needham's account of receipts and payments
relating to the Hospital of the Savoy, the 45l. which he claims as
Register, Counsellor and Solicitor to the Hospital which become due
after the death of Dr. Killigrew when no business was done ; and likewise
the 42l. 11s. 2d. claimed by him as paid to Mr. Crump solicitor of
the two visitations, in regard [that] the charge of the visitations have
been already paid by you ; and likewise 1l. 17s. 6d. for the tax on the
Master's house which tax was paid by Admiral Killigrew. But his
lordship allows the 4l. paid to Mr. Barnes and will allow the
38l. 14s. 0d. paid to the chaplains of the Savoy if the same was due
before the dissolution of the Hospital. You are to demand from him
[Needham] the balance of his moneys. (Same to Mr. Borrett
transmitting said account). Ibid., p. 372.
Same to the [Principal] officers of the Works to report on the
enclosed bills [missing] for repairs in the Mews done before the
Queen's accession. Ibid., p. 373.
Same to Mr. Borret to pass through the several offices at the
Queen's charge, the commission relating to the Mohegan Indians
in New England. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to alter their draft of a letter
to the Governors of the Plantations in America concerning prizes,
in accordance with the enclosed opinion [missing] of the Queen's
Advocate General. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing an account [missing] from Col. Handasyde,
Governor of Jamaica, of prizes taken and condemned in that island
between 1702 May 4 and 1703-4 March 1 ; and Col. Codrington's
letter containing an account [see infra] of prizes taken and condemned
at Antigua "since the war." Take due care herein on her Majesty's
behalf and acquaint the Lord Treasurer from time to time of your
[The covering letter referring to the following two accounts is not
entered by William Blathwayt. The entry of them in his Plantations
Auditor's Book follows his letter of March 23 supra p. 173. The
accounts themselves were sent as an enclosure in a letter from Col.
Christopher Codrington, Governor of the Leeward Isles, to the Commissioners
of Trade and Plantations, who sent them to the Treasury.
The Treasury reference of these papers to the Commissioners of Prizes
is dated April 28 as above. The report from the Commissioners of
Prizes dated 24 May is preserved in Treasury Board Papers XC, No.
97. The Treasury simultaneously may have referred them to
Blathwayt who thereupon made a copy of them in his books.
The Treasury Minute of March 25 supra p. 18 and the Treasury
letter of March 27 thereupon supra p. 175 refer to a prior consideration
of the same matter and anticipate rather than arise out of these
(1). Account by John Perrie, Register of the Admiralty Court [at
Antigua] of the prizes taken and condemned at Antigua since the
war, the said account being rendered to Col. Codrington [Governor
of the Leeward Isles] and dated St. Johns in Antigua 6 Feb. 1703.
Some time in July 1702 when your Excellency was at St. Christophers
after your taking the French part of the island, there was brought
into the port of St. Johns on this island by one Capt. Pied, commanding
a privateer sloop named the Sea Flower of Barbados
(commissioned by Lieut. Govr. John Farmer of Barbados under the
great seal of the island) two small French sloops, viz. the Diligent
of Mary Galant, 20 tons and the Mary of Martinique 20 tons, having
on board the Governor of Mary Galant and many other women and
children of the island with their household staff and necessaries
which the said sloops were transporting from Mary Galant to
Martinique when taken by Capt. Pied.
In the same month of July Capt. John Gill of Barbados (under
a like commission from Lieut. General John Farmer) brought into
the same port [St. Johns] a small curavett or barque of 20 tons
called the Jane of Bordeaux with claret and brandy, and a sloop
called the Fortune of Martinique 40 tons with several negroes on
board and the "Governor of the French part of St. Christopher's
wife" and several other inhabitants, men, women and children of
the said French part who were transporting themselves to Martinique
with their negroes and household stuff.
In the same month Capt. John Smith of Barbados (commanding
the privateer sloop Despatch of Barbados under a like commission)
brought in the sloop Diligent of St. Christopher 25 tons, with several
French inhabitants of the French part of St. Christopher on board
with their negroes and household stuff.
In the same month Capt. Hilary Roe of Barbados, then commanding
the privateer sloop Margarett and Ann of Barbados (under a like
commission), brought in 2 small sloops or open shallops the Margaret
and the Ann of 10 tons each with cattle and horses transporting
from Mary Galant to Martinique.
In August 1702 Capt. Valentin Morris of this island [Antigua]
(under a like commission) brought in 2 open French shallops, the
America prize of 8 tons and the Weymouth prize with 5 small tierces
of Muscovado sugar.
All these prizes were proceeded against in her Majesty's Court of
Admiralty held 19 Aug. 1702 and were severally condemned by George
Gamble, Judge of the said Court, and disposed of by the several
captors and their companies, as hath formerly been in use and
accustomed to be done and the money divided amongst them without
paying any Tenths or any part of the produce to anybody [for her
Majesty] nor indeed was any person empowered by her Majesty or
his Royal Highness the Lord Admiral to demand or receive any part
of such prizes "but on the contrary a general report was [current]
that her Majesty had given all the prizes taken in those parts to the
captors." And six months after viz. some time in the month of
February [1702-3] when Sigismond Cooper of Montserrat, Deputy to
his Royal Highness's Receiver General, came to this island I [Perrie]
gave him a particular list of these vessels and of the names of the
said captains and as near an estimate as I could then make of their
value that he might use proper measures at Barbados with the
respective privateer owners to recover his Royal Highness's and
the Queen's parts and rights.
Since the above, her Majesty's ship Maidstone, Capt. William
Fairborn, Commander, took the small sloop Dove of Martinique which
was condemned 29 Sept. 1702 and after condemnation was carried
from this island by said Fairborn without appraisement to St.
Christopher where he laded her with cattle for Antigua and in her
passage she was taken by the French. Since which, Capt. William
Coney, afterwards commanding her [said] Majesty's ship Maidstone,
took a privateer curvett called the Victory of Martinique of 50 tons
4 guns and 49 men which was condemned in the Court of Admiralty
11 June last and afterwards appraised at 116l. 13s. 4d. by masters
of ships as hath been accustomed the tenth whereof the said Capt.
William Cony paid to Sigismond Cooper aforesaid, Deputy to his
Royal Highness's Receiver General, and carried his discharge for
same with him for England.
On 22 October last Capt. Thomas Mitchell, commanding her
Majesty's ship Sheerness now attending this Government, took a
French privateer sloop to windward of this island 40 tons 4 guns 69
men called La Tripone of Martinique and at the same time retook the
Bridgewater of London, Capt. Joseph Powis commander, belonging
to the Royal Africa Company of England having then on board 226
negro slaves, which ship had been taken the same morning by the
said French sloop. He [Capt. Mitchell] brought the said sloop and
ship into the harbour of St. John and delivered same and the negroes
to Mr. Edward Chester, merchant in this town, agent for the Royal
Africa Company. The sloop was condemned in the Court of
Admiralty 27 August and has been since appraised on oath at 130l.
current money of this island and is now in custody of the said Capt.
Thomas Mitchell at anchor in the harbour of St. John's.
On 5 Dec. last the said Mitchell cruising in the Sheerness seized
and took out of Basse Terre Road in Guadeloupe a ship called the
Little Marian of Nantes then lying at anchor 75 tons with brown
sugar, cotton and ginger which was condemned in the Court of
Admiralty 15 Dec. and the ship since appraised at 405l. current
money of this island and her brown sugar sold by outcry at 16s. and
16s. 3d. per 100 pound and her cotton at 9d. per pound, of all which
there is an exact account kept but not yet finished. The whole will
produce about 1800l., which account when finished Capt. Mitchell
will deliver upon oath when required, as well to his Royal Highness's
Agent here as to those concerned in England.
The above is a just account of all the prizes taken since the war.
I presume Mr. Sigismond Cooper to have wrote home to his Royal
Highness's Receiver General upon which I presume his Royal
Highness's complaint to her Majesty is purely designed against
Col. Hodges, Lieutenant Governor of Montserrat, for that at two
several times there came into that island some English prisoners
who made their escape from Martinique in two long boats which
Mr. Cooper would have taken away from those poor people that had
nothing to subsist them but what the long boats would yield, which
possibly Col. Hodges did not so readily assist in as Mr. Cooper
required as he was heard to threaten he would complain against
Col. Hodges. Other than these long boats no vessel has been brought
into the islands of your [Codrington's] Government than as above
and a prize or two taken to Leeward and carried into Nevis and
committed to the care of William Lyng, merchant there, who I doubt
not has kept an exact account. I hear also there is brought into
St. Christopher by a small sloop of that island an empty brigantine
found floating empty and which is kept there to be disposed of
according to law. Mr. Cooper has notice to claim his Royal Highness's
right thereto but he hath not yet proceeded against it in order to
(2) Letter from William Ling, Commissioner for Prizes, "by
appointment of his Excellency the Captain General" [of the Leeward
Isles] dated Nevis 15 Feb. 1703-4 addressed to Col. Codrington,
enclosing an account as in 2 (a) infra of the Lord Admiral's Tenths
of prizes brought in to Nevis and condemned there "during my
time of acting as Commissioner for Prizes" the balance of which
accompt is ready for those who shall be directed to receive same
and to discharge me thereof.
Mr. Sigismond Cooper hath lately sent me for perusal a
commission which he hath for receiving the said Tenths. According
to my small knowledge it doth not empower or direct him to receive
what has been already collected by any former person but I have
desired him to come here in person and on his indemnity bond I
will pay him the money. I daily expect him from Montserrat to
finish this affair.
Followed by : 2 (a) the said account of the Lord Admiral's Tenths
of prizes brought in and condemned at Nevis.
1702 July 28 the sloop Mary taken by the
privateer man of war sloop Rose with claret
and 20 negroes : produce 653l. 3s. 3d. : the
the sloops Frances and Mary Ann taken by
the privateer sloop Content with sugar, 3
negroes, turtles and turtle shell : sold for
312l. 5s. 6¾d. : the Tenth is
Sept. 17 the bark St. John Baptist from
Guadeloupe with sugar and cotton : taken
by 2 privateers viz. the brigantine Tryall
and the sloop Ruby : and sold for 1183l.
18s. 7¾d. of which the Tenth is
1703 March 27 the ship Hope taken on the
Banks of Newfoundland by the privateer
sloop Restoration with wet fish and some
French salt : produced 697l. of which the
deducted for my trouble in this concern
being 5 per cent.
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 147-153.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to employ Simon Partridge (one of the reduced number of 100
extraordinary tidesmen London port) as a tidesman in the inferior
list ibid. loco Thomas Baker deceased.
Robert Benson as an extraordinary tidesman ibid., loco Simon
Partridge preferred as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 316.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of Nicho. Puxly praying to be appointed a riding officer at Lewes
to prevent smuggling and owling. Reference Book VIII, p. 100.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John Higgons
and Alice, his wife, praying my Lord Treasurer to contract for about
three acres of land whereon Chatham Dock is built, belonging to them.
Ibid., p. 102.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Rights
and Perquisites of Admiralty to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's,
April 20 inst. ordering the payment to Capt. Unton Deering and the
company of her Majesty's ship Arundel of which he was Commander
a moiety of the ship [vessel] Hope, alias the St. Ann, Darby Greech
master, seized July 11 last by him on the coast of Ireland and carried
into Kinsale, which upon examination was found to have been
trading in France and was therefore condemned as a perquisite of
the Admiralty. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 225.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to prosecute
accountants and debtors as follows who neglect to finish their
Appending : schedule of said accountants.
Richard Povey as Treasurer for Sick and Wounded 1695.
William Harbord's executors as late Paymaster of the Forces
Isaac Pereyra as Commissary General of Bread and Bread
Waggons in Ireland 1690-1.
Israel Feilding as Commissary of Provisions for the Army
employed in reducing Ireland.
Bartholomew Van Homrigh and Sir William Robinson "have
delivered no accounts of the money they received for the
Daniell Butts deceased, as late Commissary for transporting the
Irish Forces to France after the capitulation of Limerick
1691 and 1692.
Sir Rowland Gwynn, as late Treasurer of the Chamber, "hath
made no account."
the executors of Philip Packer, as Paymaster of the Works
Samuel Pepys, as Treasurer for Tangier, 1674-7.
Sir Phillip Lloyd, as Warden of the Mint, 1685-6.
Henry Baker, as Solicitor of the Treasury, 1698.
Richard Tayler, as Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets
Morgan Whitley, as Receiver General of Marriages &c. for
Cheshire and North Wales, for 7691l. debt thereon.
Samuel Pacey, as ditto for co. Suffolk, anno 1701.
John Mason, as ditto for co. Cambridge, 1695-9.
George Howells, as ditto for Cardigan, Glamorgan, Carmarthen,
Pembroke, Monmouth, Brecon and Radnor, 1700 and 1702.
The Receivers General of said Duties for cos. Sussex, Derby,
Devon, Northampton, Rutland, Gloucester, Cornwall,
Cambridge and Robert Peters, the present same for co.
Herts, anno 1702.
The executors of Charles B[r]awn, late same for co. Somerset ;
William Cawthorpe for co. Lincoln and George Hosier for
co. Salop, anno 1702.
Thomas Cobb, late same for co. Southants., from 1699.
Ibid., p. 227.
Same by same to Samuell Atkinson and the rest of the late Commissioners
for Transports to give to Richard Budge a certificate for
155l. for hire of the ship Truelove as assignee of Thomas Cades the
master, notwithstanding the loss of the counterpart of the charter
party (see supra Treasury Calendar XVIII, p. 440). Ibid., p. 229.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge
the baronet fee of 1095l. due from Sir Gilbert Dolben. (Warrant
dated Oct. 26 by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for said
discharge accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as
dated June 30). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 188. Money
Book XVII, p. 242.
Royal sign manual for 1000l. to John Lord Cutts, Lieut. Gen.
of our Forces in the Low Countries, as royal bounty, in consideration
of his services and charges, being employed to treat for settling the
Chartel for exchange of prisoners of war, and in commanding the
said Forces in the Low Countries during the last winter. (Money
warrant dated April 29 hereon). (Money order dated April 29
hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 189. Order Book VI,
Royal warrant to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to
acknowledge satisfaction on record of the verdict obtained against
Thomas Randall, merchant, for 1900l. in 1702 Hilary term for linen,
whalebone and brandy by him imported at Poole : and to discharge
his executors on their payment of a further 500l. towards the said
verdict. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 190-1.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respit of 21l. 12s. 0d.
on Col. Edward Braddock for his pay as Major of the Coldstream
Regiment of Foot Guards 1702 Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 "he having had
a commission and done the duty of a Major as aforesaid." (The
like warrant to John How to take off the respit on same for the
period 1702 Dec. 24 to 1702-3 Feb. 28). Ibid., p. 193.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwayte
to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Levingston
relating to money due to him which ought to have been paid him
out of the revenue of New York but was applied to the contingent
charges of the Forces and fortifications within that Province. Out
Letters (General) XVII, p. 372.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation
[missing] from the Committee of Trade and Plantations
touching a fitting recompence or salary for John Bridger lately
employed by Admiralty commission for procuring naval stores in
New England. Ibid., p. 374.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests &c. of the petition
of Jasper [Casper] Frederick Henning, Paymaster of the moneys
received on account of his late Majesty's Gardens, praying allowance
of disbursements amounting to 2911l. 7s. 6¾d. and 299l. 19s. 6¼d.
Reference Book VIII, p. 100.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Stamps Commissioners
to restore Benjamin Robins to his employment as a distributor of
stamped paper &c. for co. Devon and the city of Exeter, the Lord
Treasurer having thought it reasonable that he be again employed
"as well as William Johns who succeeded him in that place."
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 226.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to deliver to Hester
East a certificate for 113l. 13s. 9d. for the hire of the ship Friendship
ut supra p. 130 notwithstanding the loss of the counterpart of the
charter party. Ibid., p. 228.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay the
pension of 1000l. per an. to Henry Visct. Galway in full notwithstanding
the several royal warrants of 1702-3 Jan. 29 [Tr.
Cal. Vol. XVIII, pp. 123-5] and 1703-4 Jan. 11 supra pp. 104-5
both which warrants regulated and restricted the payments on the
Establishment of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 308-9.
Report from William Blathwayt to Treasurer Godolphin on the petition
of Francis Chaplin (Jeremiah Chaplin) (referred 1703 May 28) for a
grant of several forfeited Plantations in the island of St. Christopher.
I transmitted same to Col. Codrington, Governor of the Leeward
Islands, who replies that the said plantations were given away by
the preceding Governor (the father of Col. Codrington) pursuant to
his commission and that they were scarce worth accepting at the
time they were disposed of, "being destroyed in the late war and
remaining unstocked ; and that the fines and forfeitures likewise
mentioned were applied to the use of the Government according
to the appropriations."
Prefixing : entry of the Treasurer Godolphin's reference dated
1703 May 28 to said Blathwayt of said petition. Out Letters
(Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 167-8.