Warrant Book
May 1704, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: May 1704, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 225-239. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84546 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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May 1704, 11-20

May 11. Money warrant for 5852l. 2s. 7d. to the Trustees for [circulating] Exchequer Bills (Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote and Hen. Fermor) as imprest for discharging the premiums and other charges for circulating said Bills : 4500l. thereof being for the premium or reward of 1l. 10s. 0d. per cent. to the respective subscribers to the present contract for circulating 300,000l. Exchequer Bills, which [contract] will determine June 16 next. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 126. Order Book VI, p. 112.
Same for 162l. 10s. 0d. to Benjamin Lodington, Agent and Consul General at Tripoli, for his extraordinaries in his said service anno 1702. (Money order dated May 16 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 127. Order Book VI, p. 114. Disposition Book XVII, p. 90.
Same for 437l. 12s. 0d. to Robert Cole, Agent and Consul at Algier ; 137l. 14s. 0d. thereof for a bill of extraordinaries 1701 Aug. 10 to 1702 Aug. 10 and 299l. 18s. 0d. for the like to 1703 Aug. 10. (Money order dated May 15 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 128. Order Book VI, p. 111. Disposition Book XVII, p. 90.
Money warrant for 1052l. 4s. 9d. to the executors of Sir Thomas Cuddon, late Chamberlain of London, for his charge in receiving from the Exchequer 869,996l. 17s. 5d. which was lent by him for several persons on the Exchequer in General and transferred to the second 3s. Aid 1698, the Duty on Coals and the third 3s. Aid 1699 ; and his charge in repaying same to the said lenders. [This warrant is in lieu of the warrant of 1703 Nov. 8 which was cancelled ut supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 444]. (Money order dated 1704 May 16 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 129. Order Book VI, p. 116.
Same for 968l. 5s. 4d. to same for the like charges in procuring loans to the amount of 297,323l. 18s. 0d. to be made on the fourth 3s. Aid and receiving back same at the Exchequer and repaying the lenders, with their respective proportions of interest. (Money order dated May 16 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 129. Order Book VI, p. 117. Disposition Book XVII, p. 90.
Same for 200l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown Law expenses. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 131. Order Book VI, p. 110. Disposition Book XVII, p. 90.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to borrow the several sums following from the Bank of England or any others on the tallies and orders on the Land Tax of this year which were put into your hands for the following services viz. 24,000l. on the tallies and orders for 50,000l. for the 10,000 men registered after 250,000l. ; and 37,000l. on the tallies and orders for 50,000l. for the Portugal Expedition registered after 900,000l. : and 70,500l. on the tallies and orders for 300,000l. for the 40,000 men registered after 1,250,000l. thereon : and out of the said loans to apply 130,033l. 18s. 8½d. for services as follow : viz.
£ s. d.
In further part of 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the Additional 10,000 men
for 28 days' subsistence for the English Regiments and full pay of the Foreign Forces comprising the 10,000 men : to wit from May 23 to June 19 next 10669 14 6
the like for 33 days more to July 22 next 12575 0
In further part of 150,000l. for 13,000 men to be maintained by the Crown of Portugal
to complete 25,694l. 18s. 4½d. for the third two months' pay for 13,000 men 12716 16 9
for Francis D'Offarell as Major General on his pay of 30s. a day from April 11 last 274 10 0
for the Marquis of Montandre as Brigadier on 20s. a day from same date 183
for Col. Lundy as Adjutant General on the like allowance from same date 183
for Col. John Richards on the like allowance as Lieut. General of the Ordnance from same date 183
In further part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for maintaining 8000 men acting in conjunction with the Forces of Portugal.
for 61 days' subsistence to the said Forces from June 25 next to Aug. 24 next 21211 14 8
for 61 days' pay for the General and Staff Officers for the same time 1972 6 8
In further part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000 men acting with the Allies.
for 33 days' subsistence for the English Forces and full pay of the Foreign Forces comprising the said 40,000 men from 20 June next to 22 July next 63489 2
for pay to the General Officers for one quarter to June 24 next 4075 12
for Contingencies for same quarter 2500
£130033 18
Disposition Book XVII, pp. 84-5.
Warrant by Thomas Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the [Assessment] Commissioners of the 3s. Aid, anno 1701, for the palaces of Whitehall and St. James's : they having paid into the Exchequer 1613l. 1s. 5d. out of the total assessment of 8014l. 14s. 0d., the balance of 6401l. 12s. 7d. being unpaid by reason of the [salary] arrears due to the servants of the late King. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 235.
May 12. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of grant of the place of one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer to Francis Godolphin, son to Sidney Lord Godolphin ; and in place thereof to grant same to Thomas Coke. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 194.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Robert Osboldeston of several lighthouses and lights for 17 years &c. at a fine of 3000l. ut supra pp. 198-9.
Appending : constat of the premises and memorandum and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., pp. 195-7.
Same to same for a same to grant to Richard Vaughan the office of Constable of Harleigh [Harlech] Castle co. Merioneth with the Castle Yard and Castle Green there and the annual fee of 50l. payable by the Receiver General for North Wales and the profits of the market within the town of Harleigh [Harlech] and of the fair held there on the feast day of St. Andrew : all loco Charles Nicholas Eyres whose patent of grant thereof is hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 200.
Royal sign manual for 465l. to Jeronimo Bestoso to enable him to pay the purchase money for the prize ship St. Lewis of Nantes lately bought for him at a public sale : as in full recompense for his service to our fleet and army in the late Expedition to Cadiz and of his loss of a vessel and cargo on that account : to be paid by tally of anticipation on John Brewer, Receiver General of Prizes. (Money warrant dated May 16 hereon : see June 27 infra). (Money order dated May 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 201. Money Book XVII, p. 130. Order Book VI, p. 112.
Royal warrant to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 40l. to Thomas Brand for fairly writing, flourishing and embellishing on vellum four letters viz. one to the Grand Seignor, one to the Grand Vizier, in answer to those sent to us upon the Grand Signor's accession to the throne and two more to the Grand Signor and Grand Vizier concerning the peace concluded at Carlowitz, being after the usual allowance of 10l. for each letter.
Likewise 20l. to Peter Story for fairly writing, flourishing and embellishing partly in gold two skins of vellum ; as also for writing and guilding the superscriptions ; being two letters, the one [sent] to the Emperor of Morocco the other to the Alcalde by Sir Andrew Leake whom we have sent to the said Emperor to treat and conclude a Treaty of Peace : being at the like allowance of 10l. a letter. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 205.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to give warrant to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell 778 trees fit for the Navy and 1,634 defective trees in Suley Hay Walk in the bailiwick of Cliffe in Rockingham Forest and to deliver same to Charles Newson, Purveyor of the Navy : and to take care to preserve other timber there, detailed, viz. the 2,977 young timber trees, and 8,691 saplings. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to said Wilcox accordingly dated May 22). Ibid., pp. 206-7. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 239.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn, William Lowndes, John Anstis, William Petit, Peter Le Neve and William Grymes gent to inspect Cæsars Chapel in the Tower and to report how the records there may be [the more safely housed, arranged and] reduced to order, cleaned and calendared &c. and abstracts made of the Rolls from the first year of John to the end of Edward IV's reign now in the custody of said Petit : and to estimate for the works and repairs needful [for the lodging of said records] and the salaries and allowances for the clerks and officers thought necessary to be employed therein :
all by reason that the Lord Treasurer has laid before the Queen the report [here entered in detail and as printed in the Lords Journals XVII pp. 555-6 under date 1704 March 30] dated March 30 last from the Lords' Committee appointed to consider the method of keeping Records in Offices : and the Queen is pleased to further and promote the performing of the several services in the said Report mentioned. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 334-5.
Money warrant for 875l. to the five Commissioners of [Army Debt] Accounts (Thomas Morrice, Samuell Atkins, Thomas Lister, William Farrer and George Langton) for the quarter ended March 29 last on their allowance. (Money order dated May 17 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 98. Order Book VI, p. 113.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for interest to be paid to the Bank of England at the rate of 5 per cent. on five orders on the seventh 4s. Aid (anno 1704 2-3 Anne c. 1) in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy ; being for 5000l. each and assigned to the Bank of England. Order Book VI, p. 105.
Letter of direction for 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to Henry Wise for one quarter due May 1 inst. on his contract for keeping her Majesty's several gardens. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 85, 87.
Same for 1399l. 5s. 6½d. to same, to be paid over to said Wise for works, detailed, done from 24 Nov. 1703 to 20 April 1704, in the several parks and gardens at Windsor, Hampton Court, Kensington and St. James Park, viz. as follows
£ s. d.
in the Little House Park at Windsor 449 1 11
for damages done in the several Parks [and] Gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington and St. James's by the late high winds &c. which according to his bill is 255l. 5s. 3d. but there being charged for taxes in the said bill 20l. 10s. 6d. the same is disallowed by his Lordship 234 14 9
for new making and planting the Gardens at St. James's House 312 15 6
for new planting the Kitchen Garden and Upper Ground at Kensington, being newly taken in 55 3 0
for new work done in St. James's Park, to the several new pallazadoes, gates, &c. 347 10
£1399 5
Ibid., pp. 85, 86.
Same for 869l. 2s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster General of the Forces : out of the Malt Surplus, anno 1702 : and is to be paid over to Sir Henry Belasyse to clear his pay and that of his two Aides de Camp as Lieut. General on the Expedition to Cadiz from 9 March 1701-2 to Nov. 7 following and for his pay likewise as Colonel and Captain with his four servants from 25 Oct. to 24 Dec. 1702. Ibid., p. 87.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for the names of the persons you appoint to assist in the setting out of the trees intended to be felled in Rockingham Forest. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 375.
Same to same. In yours of the 8th inst. to the Lord Treasurer you desire supply of 5000l. for bounty to widows and relatives of the men drowned in the late storm. His Lordship directs that from time to time you assign the sums necessary for that service out of any moneys remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands for seamen's wages. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox enclosing the account [missing] of bread delivered to her Majesty's army in Portugal by Mr. Lluellin, Commissary at Lisbon, and also his letters relating thereto and [to] the sick and dead soldiers there. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for payment of 100l. per month each to Sir Richard Cox (Chancellor of Ireland), Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander and Thomas Erle (Lieutenant General of the Forces there) for their salary as Lords Justices of Ireland from the day the sword of State was delivered to them until said Lord Lieutenant's return to the said Government. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 309.
May 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to apply out of moneys in their hands 650l. for salaries to themselves and their officers, detailed, for half a year 1703 Oct. 27 to 1704 April 27. Money Book XVII, p. 132.
Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker, Richard Shoreditch) for last Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated May 19 hereon). Ibid., p. 133. Order Book VI, p. 112. Disposition Book XVII, p. 90.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for an alteration in the sureties of John Nutin as Paymaster of the Transports.
Followed by : a like warrant of June 6 for a further change in same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 237.
May 16. Royal warrant to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to pay the respits of 257l. 14s. 0d. on Col. George Carpenter's Regiment of Dragoons for the two last musters. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 209.
Money warrant for 745l. to Richard Hill for 149 days 1703 Oct. 28 to 1704 March 25 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy. (Money order dated May 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 134. Order Book VI, p. 115. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
[?] Same for 555l. to Paul Methuen for 111 days 1703 Dec. 5 to 1704 March 25 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XVII, p. 134. Order Book VI, p. 115. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
May 16. Same for 600l. to George Stepney for 120 days 1703 Nov. 26 to 1704 March 25 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XVII, p. 134. Order Book VII, p. 115. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Same for 200l. to Philip Madox for the under clerks of the Privy Council (himself being one) as reward for one year to Feb. 13 last for writing minutes of letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenants and Custodes Rotulorum and to the Offices of the Treasury, Admiralty, Ordnance, Navy, Victualling &c. (Money order dated May 27 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 139. Order Book VI, p. 119. Disposition Book XVII, p. 103.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Nathaniel Hyde relating to an overcharge [in the assessment] on his land in Southorpe co. Southampton [sic? for Northampton]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 376.
William Glanvill (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Prizes Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer to-morrow concerning the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. James Bush. Bring with you the letters you have received from your Agent in Portugal since Sir George Rookes has been there. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits on Col. Carpenter's Officers to the amount of 257l. 14s. 0d. in accordance with the report from you and Sir Jos. Tredenham on said Carpenter's memorial. Ibid.
Same to Dr. Battle et al to view and estimate all the organs at Whitehall, St. James's and Windsor built by Bernard Smith, for which he claims several sums. Ibid., p. 377.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Nicho Lichere (Lichiere) of Lord Lucas's Regiment praying removal of his respit of 85l. 17s. 4d. Ibid., p. 378.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Stapleton in the Customs. Ibid., p. 380.
Treasury reference to William Borret of the petition of Mary Gardiner praying a grant of the custody of "Mrs." Margret James, an idiot daughter of Mrs. Cole of Bradfield co. Wilts. by a former husband, the said idiot being now kept by one Pocock a farmer that uses her very ill and commits great waste upon the estate. Reference Book VIII, p. 101.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the Trustees for [circulating] Exchequer Bills for an allowance on their account of incidents for one year to 1704 April 30 amounting to 178l. 8s. 9d. Ibid.
Same to Robert Barker, Deputy Remembrancer to the Queen, [Deputy Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court] of the petition of Thomas Coke proposing sureties, detailed, for his office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt : total bond 7000l. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Philip Papillon, Cashier to the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy, concerning the passing of the bills to which the Navy Commissioners object in his accounts "they chiefly consisting in the antedated bill which was done by the Commissioners' of Victualling own order and directed to be paid accordingly and those payable to Geo. Rowe, the petty bills for which were long since delivered up to the said Commissioners, which he [Papillon] conceives has cleared that objection, they being refused on that account ; also the few bills signed but with two Commissioners' hands, the goods and services for the same being actually delivered and performed as may appear by the vouchers remaining now in the Victualling Office" : likewise praying allowance of the vast sums of imprest remaining in his hands uncleared, he finding no footsteps made towards clearing the same by the Victualling Commissioners [viz. that they be now allowed to him] either by allowing them on the distinct ledger which he has drawn of them which is now at the Comptroller's of the Victualling Office or that they may be delivered over to the present Treasurer of the Navy. Reference Book VIII, p. 102.
May 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital what was due to them in the reign of William III in pursuance of a clause in the late Act [2—3 Anne c. 18] for an Additional Subsidy : paying same out of tallies and orders for reversions of Annuities (which you are hereby forthwith to assign and dispose of to the best advantage) and so many of the returned debentures remaining in your hands as late Paymaster of the Forces as shall be sufficient to satisfy the moneys so due. Money Book XVII, p. 131.
Money warrant for 29l. to Edward Holden for his expenses in prosecuting deer stealers in Richmond New Park 1701 Sept. 29 to 1703 Sept. 29. (Money order dated May 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 133. Order Book VI, p. 116. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Same for 463l. 6s. 8d. to Robert Crompton, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery tickets ; for one year to 1703 June 24 for salaries and contingencies of his office. (Money order dated May 19 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 133. Order Book VI, p. 118. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Same for 200l. to Samuell Wiseman, Comptroller of the Malt Lottery Ticquetts ; for same time for salaries of his Office. (Money order dated May 19 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 133. Order Book VI, p. 118. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Letter of direction for 7290l. 19s. 9d. to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
on the established allowances in that [his] Office for 1704 Lady day quarter over and above 229l. 15s. 0d. lately issued for the Maundy and Poor at the Gate 4798 7 0
to Mr. Gauntlett for necessaries for the Council Chamber for a year ended 1703 Xmas 90
on the Lord Chamberlain's warrant pursuant to the [Chamber] Establishment : for William Hester in full of his bills for killing rats for three quarters to 1703 Sept. 29 44 2 0
for Mr. Incledon, housekeeper of the Palace at Westminster, on 6s. 8d. a day from 1703 Sept. 29 to 1704 Lady day 59 13 4
for the executors of Monsieur Le Bass, late Marshal of the Ceremonies, for his attendance at audiences from 6 March 1702 to 12 Jan. 1703-4 22
for the 40 messengers [of the Chamber] in full for their bills from Lady day 1703 to Lady day 1704 over and above 288l. 3s. 11d. paid to Mr. Collins 2276 17 5
£7290 19 9
Disposition Book XVII, p. 88.
[The above letter is followed by a similar letter as follows for a different total but incorporating several of the above items. Presumably this letter supersedes the preceding one].
Same for 8010l. 17s. 9d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : and is intended to be paid over as follows :
£ s. d.
on the established allowances payable in his Office for 1704 Lady day quarter over and above 229l. 15s. 0d. lately issued for the Maundy and the Poor at the Gate 5105 0 4
to Mr. Brand and Mr. Story for flourishing and embellishing seven several letters on vellum sent to the King of Persia, Grand Signor, Emperor of Morocco and other Potentates at 10l. each letter 70
to Mr. Gauntlett as above 90
to William Hester in full of his bills for killing rats for 1¼ years to 1704 Lady day 73 10 0
to Mr. Incledon as above p. 232 59 13 4
to the executors of Monsieur Le Bass as above 22
to the Master of the Music and 24 Musicians for their riding charges (in their turns) a week at Windsor 1702 26 19 0
to Jeremy Bird and John Edlin the like 2 16 0
to William Churchill for stationery wares furnished to both Secretaries of State for 1704 Lady day quarter 220 15 0
to the 40 messengers in full of their bills from Lady day 1703 to Lady day 1704 2276 17 5
to the Auditor and the Lord Chief Baron for declaring and passing Visct. Fitz Hardinge's account for 1702 June 24 to 1703 June 24 as Treasurer of the Chamber ; and to the clerks &c. for engrossing same 63 6 8
£8010 17 9
Ibid., p. 93.
May 17 and 18. William Lowndes to John How to apply as follows 17,824l. 5s. 3d. put into your hands about Jan. 5 last for uses of the Forces, viz :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons for one year for 1703 Dec. 24.
for 33 days' subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in England from May 23 inst. to June 24 next 13590 2 9
for 60 days' clearings for the 13 Companies of the First Regiment of Guards from 25 Feb. last to 24 April last 1894 15 0
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service.
for Lord Lucas's Regiment for 33 days' subsistence from May 23 inst. to June 24 next 869 13 9
for Col. Rivers' Regiment for the like time 869 13 9
for the six new Companies of Foot added to the Regiments of Col. Handasyde, Livesay and Wetham on account of subsistence from their raising 600
£17824 5 3
(The like letter on the following day for said sum to be so applied out of moneys to be borrowed from the Bank of England on tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1704.
In the margin : this letter is cancelled. It is apparently replaced by an undated letter [? May 30] for 17,494l. 8s. 5d. for the same purposes and containing the same items save that the last item of 600l. for the six new Companies is altered to 270l. 3s. 2d. as in part of 600l. : thus reducing the total to 17,494l. 8s. 5d.). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 89, 91, 98.
May 17. Letter of direction for 2749l. 4s. 5d. to Charles Bertie, Paymaster of the Ordnance : out of money of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty now remaining in the Exchequer : and is to defray the charge of the stores of war supplied for the defence and service of the Leeward Islands and delivered to Col. Mathews who is gone Governor there : as by an order in Council of Feb. 23 last. Ibid., p. 89.
Same for 500l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Principal Secretary of State : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 90.
Same for 200l. to Lord Russell [late Treasurer of the Chamber] on his order for 20,000l. for the arrears of the late King's servants : out of Civil List moneys of the late King : to be paid over to Josias Sewell, one of the Pages of the Removing Wardrobe : and is for removing goods and furniture to and from Hampton Court, Windsor, Newmarket, Audley End &c. in the reign of Wm. III. Ibid., p. 95.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits, detailed, of 345l. 13s. 0d. on the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons between 1701-2 March 16 and 1702 Oct. 24 : according to the reports of the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwaite thereon. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 376.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer directs you to represent to him the particular cases of seizures of prize goods by officers of the Customs for which they have had no recompence as mentioned in your memorial of April 28 last. Ibid., p. 377.
Same to Mr. Burchett enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report on your letter of April 19 last touching some timber seized in the Isle of Wight and condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty and which the Lord Admiral has directed to be sent to Portsmouth. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Jersey praying a grant of the rents reserved on the Aulnage farm for the remainder of the term in being. Ibid., p. 378.
Same to Mr. Baker to defray the charge of Sir John Maclean's pardon, it being the Queen's pleasure that same should pass at her Majesty's charge. Ibid., p. 380.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Richard Mathews as one of the watermen attending the Surveyor of the Act of Navigation, London port, loco John Kemp dismissed.
Thomas Scott as husband for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty ("husband for receiving and taking up all goods consigned from her Majesty's Plantations on accompt of the Duty of 4½ per cent.") loco John Thrayle deceased.
John Farrar and Stephen Wilkinson (two of the extraordinary tidesmen, Chester port) as boatmen ibid. for the boat to be established there for boarding of ships that pass by Park Gate in the night or keep close to the Welsh side of the river which is three miles broad so that such ships cannot be discovered by the present boat and boatmen of that port who are employed by the tidesurveyor at Park Gate which is two miles distant from Chester.
John Dale as a noontender, London port, loco Henry Sands deceased.
Daniel Windsor as waiter and searcher at Sunderland loco Robert Barwick deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 313, 316, 317.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Sir John Stanley praying that two rooms and closets may be built by the officers of the Works to his lodgings as Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain. Reference Book VIII, p. 101.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Robert Driver for a reward for making out the Crown's title to a considerable quantity of timber in Rockingham Forest. (In the margin : a later reference dated June 7 to Mr. Travers and Mr. Wilcox). Ibid.
Same to auditor Shales of the petition of Feild Dunn, minister of St. Marys in Kingston upon Hull, et al. shewing that they are charged 4s. in the £ for the Subsidy besides debits, acquittances and poundage money for their pensions which are very small : therefore praying relief. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cha. Medlycott gent praying Mr. Smith's place as Collector of Chester port, in consideration of petitioner's losing his employment under Mr. Palmes, late a Teller in the Exchequer, to qualify himself for which post he quitted the army. Ibid.
May 18. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off respits amounting to 345l. 13s. 0d. on the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons between 1701-2 March 16 and 1702 Oct. 24. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 207.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough, Keeper of the Privy Purse : for the service of the Privy Purse and for Healing medals in the year to be reckoned from March 8 last : out of Civil List moneys, 4000l. thereof forthwith and the remainder by 400l. a week from this day. Disposition Book XVII, p. 94.
[? May 19]. Letter of direction for 657l. 10s. 7d. to the Earl of Nottingham, late a Principal Secretary of State : out of Civil List moneys : for 28 days March 25 last to April 22 last, on the allowance of 3000l. per an. for secret service. Disposition Book XVII, p. 92.
May 19. Same for 497l. 4s. 7½d. : to William Lowndes for secret service : out of the half-year's rent of the Aulnage farm due at Lady day last. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Charles Fox to borrow 14,000l. from the Bank of England or any other person on tallies and orders on the Land Tax, anno 1704, viz. the tallies for 300,000l. for the 40,000 men : and to apply same as follows, making up the requisite balance out of the like borrowings authorised on the 11th inst. viz.
£ s. d.
to clear the Regiments of Churchill and Meredith which are part of the said 40,000 men, to wit from 25 Dec. last to Feb. 24 last 1157 6 8
to clear the several English Regiments that serve as part of that body to wit from Feb. 25 last to 24 April following "according to your memorial of this day" 13242 10 0
£14399 16 8
Ibid.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to Charles Hodges : on the order in his name for the service of the Robes : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 94.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clayton to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to an Exchequer Bill lost about Feb. or March 1697-8. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 378.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Thurston touching moneys issued upon account of subsistence to the Company at Newfoundland. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition of John Denew and several other merchants of London praying that the place called the Red House near Deptford may be appointed a free wharf and quay for [landing or shipping] gross and bulky goods. Ibid., p. 379.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] made by John Parkhurst on the memorial of Capt. John Norris relating to some prizes taken by him at Newfoundland in the last war. Ibid.
John Taylor (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes to appoint Thomas Mackworth as a Surveyor of the Window Duty : he being recommended by Sir Thomas Mackworth. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to repair forthwith the Tennis Court at Windsor Castle, which has suffered very much by the late storm "so as to make it wind tyde and water tyde" that so it may not fall to ruin. Ibid.
Same to [Mr. Pople] to lay before the Committee for Trade and Plantations the enclosed letter [missing] to be sent to the Governors of the Plantations in America for preventing abuses in the Courts of Admiralty in the Plantations and in the disposition of the prizes brought in there. Ibid., p. 380.
Same [to the Officers of the Ordnance]. Have the sword blades and hanger blades which were seized at Shields been delivered into your Office yet ; and is the storekeeper charged therewith? Ibid.
Same to same enclosing an order of Council [missing] concerning a bounty intended to be given to the widows and orphans of the officers and others of the Ordnance who perished at sea in the late storm. Please send a list of the said officers and others to the Lord Treasurer with your opinion what allowance of bounty may be made out of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [late Paymaster of the Forces] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Galway concerning the pay of the Surgeon's mate of the Regiment lately under his command, to wit from 1694 April 1 to 1698 Sept. 19, amounting to 204l. 2s. 6d. ; for which the late King signed a warrant which is still unsatisfied. Ibid., p. 381.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite returning his report on the memorial of Capt. Francis Columbine. You have omitted to give your opinion as to what is fit to be done thereon. Ibid., p. 382.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Tamlyn, blower of St. Agnes, Cornwall, who was inadvisedly drawn in with one Leverton, a trader to France, in running a small cargo of goods, after which Leverton informed against him : therefore praying to be admitted to compound the fine. Reference Book VIII, p. 102.
Same to the Surveyor of Crown Lands of the petition of George Vane for extension of lease of the herbage and pannage of lands in the manor of Chopwell in the bishopric of Durham. Ibid., p. 103.
Same to same of the petition of John Baker, clerk, for a fresh term in a leasehold tenement called Le Hay held by Roger Bate in the Queen's Manor of Grediowse [Gready] co. Cornwall, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and of a grist mill called Cardinham mill in said manor and a small tenement called Lady Vale held by William Kenwood. Ibid.
May 20. Royal letters patent under the great seal appointing Robert Harley to be a Principal Secretary of State : with the fee of 100l. per an. in place of Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, whose patent as such is hereby annulled. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 301-2.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Dr. Davenant, Inspector General of Exports and Imports, concerning the salaries of the clerks of his office. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 381.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint, pursuant to the Order in Council of the 18th inst., to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General about preparing the draft of a Proclamation for settling the rates at which foreign coins are to be received throughout all his Majesty's Plantations in America. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 382.
William Blathwayte dated from Whitehall to Mr. Addington [Deputy Auditor in Massachusetts Bay &c.] I have received yours of Dec. 29 last by which I am sorry to find that yours of 17 Sept. aforegoing had miscarried so that I am not so well informed of what you intended thereby, relating to the public accounts of the Massachusetts Bay and those of the Province of New Hampshire. As to these latter I have by these [last coming] ships received those of the years 1696, 1698, 1699, 1700, 1701, 1702, 1703. But I thought you had been acquainted that the accompts for the year 1695 were likewise wanting, as now are those from 1696 to 1698 and I must entreat you to take the necessary care that the accompts for "both" those years be duly transmitted, either with the vouchers or with your certificate of your having sent them [the vouchers] and the nature of them.
As to the public accounts of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay which I have now received [covering] from 27 May 1702 to 26 May 1703 I have presented a state of them to my Lord Treasurer who thinks it requisite that for the final settling and declaring of all accompts there should be the oath of the Treasurer and Receiver General taken in New England before the Governor and Council to be certified over by you as Deputy Auditor. And as to this accompt from May 1702 to May 1703 my Lord Treasurer would have an oath made accordingly by the Receiver [of the Revenue there] as [likewise] of the former accompt from 27 May 1701 to 27 May 1702, as also to as many of the other immediately preceding accompts as can be : which oath may be certified by you for what is past, in a separate paper : and for all future accompts such certificates may be in the same sheet of paper in which the approbation of the Governor, Council and Assembly is certified : which oath and certificate (whereof you will likewise send duplicate for fear of miscarriage) are judged absolutely necessary and fit to be observed in like manner for the accompts of New Hampshire.
I cannot conclude without further recommending to you the recovery of the arrear due to her Majesty of the seven beaver skins per annum from the Proprietors of Mount Hope ; which arrear appears to be [due] from the death of King Phillip in the Indian War. And though it be true that these Proprietors do pretend a former grant of exemption under the Colony of New Plymouth or otherwise yet I desire you to acquaint them that my Lord Treasurer is no ways satisfied with that pretence but does expect for her Majesty this small acknowledgment, which appears to be due by a later and more perfect concession from the Crown since the death of King Phillip and conquest of those parts. This acknowledgment is insisted on so that I hope there will be no further delay in the due return of it pursuant to the last grant. I have nothing further at present but to thank you for the care and pains you take in what relates to my business.
P.S. I now write to the Governors so that I do not trouble you with anything relating to those affairs. It will be very fit that the Receiver General have some agent here in relation to his accompts which are to be declared before my Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 157-9.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Took and Mr. Burnaby's answer [missing] thereto. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 379.