Warrant Book
May 1704, 26-31

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'Warrant Book: May 1704, 26-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 247-260. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84548 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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May 1704, 26-31

May 26. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a lease to William Jessopp of premises as follow, which were part of the possessions of the late Hospital in the Savoy : on surrender of a grant made 1683-4 Feb. 9 by the Master and Chaplains of the Savoy to Elizabeth South and Elizabeth Butler.
Appending : constat and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the premises : being free rents in Hodrod, &c., &c., detailed at length, parcel of the late monastery of St. Oswalds co. York and late parcel of the possessions of the Hospital of the Savoy. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 210-212.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer 7000l. of the Queen's share of prizes "for a public service that immediately requires the same." Money Book XVII, p. 136.
Money order for 20,000l. to Dame Frances Bathurst, relict of Sir Benjamin Bathurst late Cofferer of the Household, as imprest towards clearing the expenses of the Household to April 1 last : as by the privy seal of the 25th inst. supra p. 239. Order Book VI, p. 119.
Letter of direction for 9375l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to answer the fourth and last quarter's subsidy due to the King of Denmark for the year 1703 ; being the value of 37,500 Rix Dollars, Bank money of Hamburg, at the rate of five shillings per dollar : to be issued on said Fox's order for the 40,000 men or on any other unsatisfied order in his name : and is to be issued out of the following funds : viz. 7000l. of the Queen's share of prizes ; 93l. 18s. 10¼d. of prize money now in the Exchequer ; 79l. 11s. 6d. of Plantation Duties ; 31l. of the 5s. per chaldron on cinders before 14 May 1703 ; 2165l. 9s. 7¾d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods ; making 9375l. in all. Disposition Book XVII, p. 96.
Same for 18,715l. 17s. 0¾d. to the executors of Sir Benjamin Bathurst, late Cofferer of the Household : out of the present Queen's Civil List moneys ; to be for the services following : viz.
£ s. d.
to answer the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the Household and Stables according to the Establishment [thereof] from the 1st January 1703-4 to 1704 March 31 16606 3 1
to answer the expense of the late King's Household and Stables from 8 March 1701-2 to 1702 April 17 including the expense of flambeaux, candles &c. at his Majesty's funeral 2109 13 11¾
£18715 17
Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys relating to the subsistence of the four Companies at New York. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 384.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Capt. Silver alleging that there are four unsatisfied warrants in your hands for paying him 524l. 10s. 6d. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report as to the swearing in of [Richard] Smith as deputy to Col. Parsons a Queen's waiter, London port, without the Lord Treasurer's approbation of him first had. Ibid., p. 385.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer approves the enclosed draft [missing] of a royal warrant for 1500l. for Chelsea Hospital out of any moneys in the hands of John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons issued to him] for the 10,000 soldiers for sea service, anno 1703. Ibid.
May 26 & 30. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Sidney Bligh as collector at Barnstaple loco Thomas Clinton removed to Falmouth.
Richard Upton as collector at Penryn loco Sidney Bligh.
William Body as waiter and searcher at Falmouth loco John Seacomb dismissed.
James Bickford as riding officer from Izick [Port Isaac] to Bude loco William Body.
Richard Kemp as collector at St. Ives in Penzance port loco Richard Upton removed.
John Stevens as waiter at Penzance loco Richard Kemp removed.
Thomas Clinton as collector at Falmouth loco Edmond Harry dismissed.
Medowe Nall as boatman at Yarmouth loco Ralph Batten deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 317.
May 26. Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of the Provost and Corporation of Moneyers shewing that in the reign of the late Queen Mary [Mary I] when there was no work at the Mint her Majesty made an allowance to each Fellow Moneyer of 30l. per an. till such time as the Mint should be at work : that there is no work at present and petitioners are in mean circumstances : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 103.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Chr. Browning praying a debenture for 72l. for the hire of the ship Fortune for carrying soldiers to France in 1691. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Richard Walsh, late purser of the Queen's ship Mary, shewing that an information was brought against him for embezzling a parcel of cochineal out of one of the galleons at Vigo, that petitioner being ignorant of the fact and his evidence drowned on board the said ship Mary he compounded with the officer : therefore praying remission of the Queen's 100l. share of the fine. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Stanford Wallace, rector of St. Thomas in the city of Winchester, praying a recompence for his loss of tithes by reason of the Palace Royal built there. Ibid., p. 108.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to direct their officers at Lisbon to sell such prize ships and goods there as are in a perishing condition and unfit to be brought into England. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 243.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a narrow slip of ground 46 feet by 380 feet on the back-side of the grove of elms adjoining to St. James's Park in order to a lease thereof to the Earl of Rochester for 50 years at 10l. per an. rent and fine of 250l.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Earl's petition for same. The ground is bounded on the south by said grove ; on the west by a drying yard attached to Prince Rupert's house ; on the east by the old spring and on the north by the backside of certain houses fronting the street leading from Charing Cross to the Pall Mall. On part of the ground there now stands a small house and some sheds for coach houses and stables which are so much in decay that they are in danger of falling. The ground was formerly in the possession of Prince Rupert together with the said drying yard and a small kitchen garden extending westward to the passage formerly leading into St. James's Park by the Royal Garden, and ever since his death the premises have been enjoyed by the Earl of Sussex without any title from the Crown. For I find that the said Earl petitioned for them in 1689 alleging that Charles II promised him a grant thereof without rent : which petition being referred to the then Surveyor General, in his absence Mr. Tailer reported that the premises with an addition of 11 feet 9 inches in breadth at the west end and 20 feet at the east end, to be taken out of the said grove (as his lordship then desired, to make it more straight and commodious) was valued by him at 4s. the foot as building ground on the greatest improvement the premises were capable of. The present petitioner has paid the Earl of Sussex 30l. per an. rent for same for many years. He intends to continue the premises for a stable yard. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 244.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, &c., to deliver to Thomas Coke, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, the cash in the office of Francis Godolphin, his predecessor in said place. Ibid., p. 245.
Subscription by same for the execution of a warrant by the Earl of Kent, Lord Chamberlain, dated May 25, to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to Visct. How of 120 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child : to an estimate of 60l. Ibid., p. 279.
May 27. Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to clear and pay the arrears due to the detachment of 1500 private soldiers which are ordered to be drawn out of the Regiments of Foot in Ireland to be transported to Portugal ; to wit to the day of their embarcation. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 322. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 223.
May 29. Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to Roger Williams to be a surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco John Musson. (For the dormant warrant for his salary see infra under dated 1704 Sept. 25). Affairs of Taxes I, p. 3.
May 30. Additional Establishment, under the royal sign manual, of pensions, allowances or bounties as follows to be payable by Edward Nicholas :
£ s. d.
Per an.
Payments to commence from Lady day 1702.
for the French Chapel at St. James's viz. John Menard, Abraham Gilbert and Philip Menard as ministers 160l. each : John Peter Brisac as Reader 40l. ; Frederick Furton as porter and sexton 10l. ; for bread and wine for the Holy Sacrament 8l. 12s. 0d. 538 12 0
for the Dutch Chapel at St. James's : viz. Bernard Hoef Nagel and — Nucela as ministers 160l. each ; Sebastian Van der Eick as Reader 30l. ; Frederick Furton as porter and sexton 5l. ; for bread and wine for the Holy Communion 8l. 12s. 0d. ; for candles and other necessaries for the Chapel 12l. 375 12 0
£914 4 0
Per an.
Payments to commence from Lady day 1703.
Magdalen de Alix, widow 20l.
Magdalen de la Chesnay 20
Mary de la Chesnay 20
Frances Purcell 40
Capt. Roger Raven 27 7 6
Alice Vaughan, widow 20
Amelie de Stirum 50
Mary Urseline de Stirum 50
John Pellet 60
Amelia Keysers 24
Claude de Venneville 20
Constance De la Marie 20
Anne Du Cloux 10
Bonna Green de Percour 20
Helene and Margarette de Maranein, 15l. each 30
Tabitha Haughton 10
Eliz. Lebar 2 10 0
Henriette and Mary Louvigny, each 15l. 30
£473 17 6
£
Payments to commence from Michaelmas 1703.
Elizabeth Colvert 30
Mary Marshall 30
£60 0 0
£
Payments to commence from Lady day 1704.
Katha. Seigler 25
Charlotte Killegrew 200
Henry Foubert 250
Richard Sydenham and Grace, his wife, each 20l 40
Victoria Slingsby 20
Anne Acton 20
Amy Goldsborough 20
Eliz. Hall 20
Margaret Pretty 20
Jane Bell 20
Jane Berkley 200
Kath. and Mary Armstrong, 100l. each 200
William Fanshaw 200
Susanna Leighton 100
Eliz. Slingesby 20
Ann Duke for herself and children 45 12 6
Mary Hutton, Penelope Hutton and Margaret Russell, grandchildren to Capt. Kettleby, each 12l. 3s. 6d. 36 10 0
Capt. John Baker 36 10 0
Mary, Anne and Magdalen Ross, each 30l. 90
Margaret Buss, widow and Ann Collins, each 20l 40
Edward Duke 24
Dame Mary Slingesby, relict of Sir Cha. Slingesby 20
£1647 12 6
Full total of the Additional Establishment 3095l. 14s. 0d. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 219-221.
Royal warrant to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 1500l. to Chelsea Hospital out of the 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service, anno 1703 : all by reason that the deductions from the pay of the Forces anno 1703 have not proved sufficient for maintaining the charge of said Hospital, no deduction having yet been made from the pay of the said 10,000 men they not being cleared for want of muster rolls, which want of deduction has in great measure occasioned the said deficiency. Ibid., p. 222.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits for 1000l. to the executors of Henry, late Lord Walgrave [Waldegrave] for one year to 1690 Sept. 29 on the pension granted to Louisa, Duchess of Portsmouth, and by her assigned to him. Money Book XVII, p. 140.
Money warrant for 1500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for 1704 Lady day quarter for the wages and board wages of said Band. Ibid., p. 141. Disposition Book XVII, p. 102.
Same for 79l. 0s. 6d. to Sir John Chetwode for the surplusage on his account as sheriff of the County Palatine of Chester for the year ended Michaelmas 1702. (Money order dated June 15 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 141. Order Book VI, p. 129. Disposition Book XVII, p. 102.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of Mr. Swinford's bill of charges at the various public offices for passing Sir John Maclean's pardon : total 58l. 16s. 8d. Money Book XVII, p. 141.
Same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office in York Buildings for last Lady day quarter : total 598l. 1s. 8d. Ibid., p. 143.
The like of the incidents bill of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for one year to 1703 June 24 : total 353l. 18s. 4d. Ibid., p. 144.
Letter of direction for 6172l. 18s. 6½d. to Thomas Lloyd the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied and paid over as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for discharging the remainder of the debt in the Office of the Works for the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec., 1703, amounting to 4721l. 12s. 11d. of which 200l. is already paid 4521 12 11
for satisfying the debt of Benjamin Jackson, mason, for work done in Kensington Garden 1651 5
£6172 18
Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Same for 10,000l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of Civil List moneys : as in further part of 40,000l. intended by her Majesty to be lent to the King of Spain. Ibid., p. 98.
[? May 30] Same for 17,494l. 8s. 5d. to John How, see supra p. 234. Ibid.
May 30. Same for 765l. 5s. 11¼d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied for discharging the debt due for works done at Windsor Castle in Oct. Nov. and Dec. last. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to borrow 77,500l. from the Bank of England or any other lender at 5 per cent. on credit of the tallies and orders registered on the Land Tax, anno 1704, which were put into your hands for services as follow : and to apply same to the said services : of the said 77,500l. total to be so borrowed 12,000l. is to be on the tallies and orders for 50,000l. registered after 850,000l. and is for the Additional 10,000 men ; 1000l. is to be on the like for 50,000l. registered after 90,0000l. and is for the Portugal Expedition, and 64,500l. is to be on the like for 300,000l. registered after 1,250,000l. and is for the service of the 40,000 men : the above total sum together with 24,000l. undisposed balance in your hands is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for maintaining the additional 10,000 men
for 33 days' subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Troops composing said 10,000 men, to wit from July 23 next to Aug. 24 next 12575 0
in further part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for the 8000 men in Portugal
for clothing and accoutrements in the room of what was carried off by the men drawn out of Col. Ellyott's Regiment for Portugal 448 19 4
for the like as to the men drawn out of Col. Evans' Regiment for Portugal 262 10 0
in further part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the maintaining the 40,000 men
for 33 days' subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Troops composing said 40,000 men from 23 July next to 24 August next 63489 2
for coats and cloaks for the kettle drummer and trumpets of the Queen's Own Regiment of Horse and for standards for the said Regiment 548 4 11¼
£77323 17
Appending : a schedule of the clothing of the men drawn out of Col. Ellyot's Regiment and Col. Evance's Regiment with the names of the Regiments to which same is to be respectively charged. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 99-100.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Roderick Lloyd and Anne, his wife, relating to a charge of 121l. 2s. 0d. by the Stamps Commissioners upon them as executors of Robert Pugh, late Clerk of the Rules and Orders in the Queen's Bench. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 385.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Nathaniel Senior for a non pros of the information against him for fraudulently compounding an information of Customs frauds in 1699. Ibid., p. 386.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Ambassador from the King of Prussia relating to a demand for the service of the Troops of the said King acting in conjunction with her Majesty's allies. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed copy [missing] of an Act passed in the Massachusetts Bay in New England for establishing a Naval Office and for ascertaining [fixing] the fees [to be payable in said Office]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for 200l. to Col. Shrimpton and Col. Mathews for fire and candle for the 2 Regiments of Foot Guards for the year ended 1701 Dec. 24 over and above the Establishment allowance for that year. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Chas. Hore concerning a reward for his services in discovering abuses in the Victualling. Ibid., p. 391.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Antho. Rowe against any process for his not bringing his cause to a hearing, he being ready to try same when the Attorney General has answered his bill. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces acting in conjunction with the Allies, to pay 10,000l. for the use of the King of Portugal out of any money imprested to him on account of the 150,000l. for the Queen's proportion of subsidy for 13,000 men to be maintained by the said King anno 1704 : the said 10,000l. to be paid to Don Luis Dasunha [D'Acunba], Envoy from the said King, to be by him paid over to Hieronimo de Olivera : the said King having occasion for money in England to pay for artillery and arms bought for his uses and having given assurance that if paid in London to one Hieronimo de Olivera the said 10,000l. shall be allowed as paid in Lisbon in performance of the Treaty. Ibid., p. 346.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Edmund Dummer setting forth the extraordinary charges and expense he has been at in his contract with the Postmasters General for pacquet boats between Falmouth and Lisbon occasioned by the difficulties of a winter season and procuring men to sail there "which he considers may be considered [as] extra [to] the 2000l. ordered for his expenses in the said contract." Reference Book VIII, p. 104.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Thompson shewing that at the proclaiming war he had considerable effects at Bordeaux and that ever since he has endeavoured to bring home his effects from thence by a servant that resided there ; that Mr. Craven is now at sea in an English ship freighted with Bordeaux wine and cork being the produce of petitioner's effects : therefore praying that same may be admitted to an entry. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Symon Lynch et al owners of the William and Mary privateer praying that the salt taken in the Prophett David may be entered free : see supra pp. 239. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated 1703 June 16 for the payment to Sampson Rattenbury and others, islanders of the island of Scilley, of one third of the net proceeds of the ship Trinity of Rochelle, a French boat seized by them on the Proclamation of war against France and Spain. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 245-6.
Same by same [to the Auditors of Imprests] to allow 19l. 19s. 0d. to William Popple (Pople) in his accounts which are before you [of incidents for the Board of Trade and Plantations], being for Treasury and Exchequer fees paid by him. Ibid.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Hundred of Wirral co. Chester in order to a lease thereof to John Scorer.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Scorer's petition for same. The premises were granted in 1662 to John Carter and assigned to Randall Dod and in 1679 demised to Thomas Dod on surrender who assigned in 1693 to Thomas Simpson of the city of Chester Alderman, who assigned a moiety to Richard Wright who assigned to Edward Glegg for whose descendants petitioner is executor in possession, Ibid., p. 255.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Richard Crawley in his account as Receiver of Salvage money and other Droits and Perquisites of the Admiralty, 60l. per an. for a clerk instead of 40l. per an. and 5 per cent. for his own trouble and pains in collecting and accounting for the said salvage money. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 256.
May 31. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3000l. to Sir Charles Hedges for secret service : as a Secretary of State. The like for 2000l. to Robert Harley Esq. for same as a same. (Money warrants dated respectively July 17 and June 20 hereon. The warrants quote the privy seal as dated June 14). (Money orders dated July 20 and July 7 hereon respectively). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 213. Money Book XVII, pp. 163, 173. Order Book VI, pp. 133, 139.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay 100l. to James Garfeild, Commander of the privateer called the Swift sloop, for his concern in the capture of two Dutch ships which were prosecuted and condemned as prize in the Admiralty Court for trading to France, he having compounded with the Dutch claimers in order to avoid possible disputes with the States General and in hopes of some consideration from the Queen : the Dutch by direction of the Dutch Envoy having appealed for relief from the condemnation, insisting that the ships are not liable to confiscation for that they had not traded to France since the prohibition of commerce published in Holland. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 214.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to give warrant to the Surveyor General of Woods Trent South to deliver to the Purveyor of the Navy at Portsmouth the trees blown down in New Forest by the late storm, being 1575 oaks, 535 beeches, and two elms and also to fell and similarly deliver 500 other trees fit for the Navy. (Treasurer Godolphin's two warrants dated June 6 hereon accordingly). Ibid., pp. 215-6. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 263, 264-5.
Same to same to give warrant to same to similarly deliver to the such Purveyor of the Navy as shall be thereto appointed, the trees similarly blown down in Bushey Park and Middle Park at Hampton Court : being 32 oaks and 24 elms. (The like warrant as above dated June 6 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 217. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 264-5.
Royal sign manual for 50l. to Sir William Hayward and 50l. to John Crowne as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated June 1 hereon). (Money order dated June 1 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 216. Order Book VI, p. 121. Disposition Book XVII, p. 102.
Same for 300l. to Emanuell Scroop How, Lieutenant of Holt Forest co. Southampton, for the repair of the Great Lodge in said forest : to be issued out of moneys in the Exchequer arising from wood sales. (Money warrant dated July 11 hereon). (Money order dated July 13 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 218. Money Book XVII, p. 166. Order Book VI, p. 136.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to deliver to Guy Palmes, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, 1400l. out of moneys of the Additional Ninepenny Excise appropriated for payment of the Million Lottery Tickets : to be paid in Exchequer Bills and as in part of 1739l. 17s. 4¾d. of said bills missing from his Office, having been by some fraudulent practice or device embezzled by Robert Presgrave, chief clerk to the said Palmes ; the said Palmes having been very instrumental in the recovery of same in the hope he should have the benefit thereof towards satisfaction of the great loss he sustained by the undue and corrupt practices of the said Presgrave.
Appending : schedule of said bills. Money Book XVII, p. 142.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for 1703 Nov. 1 to 1703-4 Jan. 22 : total 1198l. 0s. 2d. Ibid., p. 143.
Same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for last Lady day quarter : total 77l. 7s. 2d. Ibid.
Money warrant for 181l. 15s. 2d. to Henry Wise for the charge of removing 131 brace of deer from Hampton Court to St. James's Park and from Windsor Park to Cranbourne Forest.
Appending : bill of said Wise's charges. (Money order dated June 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 146. Order Book VI, p. 125.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Pyle, woodward of New Forest, to fell timber in said Forest to raise 525l. for 1¾ year's salaries to 1704 March 25 to the officers and keepers of said Forest. Money Book XVII, p. 152.
Warrant dormant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Arnold Aram as Customer of Gloucester port. Ibid., p. 205.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to innovate (and pay interest from time to time on) a lost order No. 1263 for 500l. in the name of Richard Whitfeild being on the 420,000l. [lent on] the last part of the 3700l. weekly out of the Excise : the original order being [accidentally] burnt in said Whitfeild's study in the Middle Temple. Order Book VI, p. 120.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to William Lowndes : for Secret Service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 98.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox to report what may be raised in Waltham Forest by dotard timber, towards keepers' wages. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 391.
Same to Auditor Bridges for a state of the account of Mr. Parkhurst and Mr. Paschal who were empowered to recover the arrears of Prizes taken in the last war. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bridges enclosing the memorial [missing] of John Graham concerning the clothing of Col. de Lalo's Regiment which is provided in Ireland. Attend the Attorney General for his opinion whether the said clothes are liable to any Duty in Ireland. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to take off the respits of 144l. 18s. 4d. on 104 men detached from the Earl of Essex's Regiment.
Appending : report by William Blathwaite and Jo. Tredenham [one of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts] on the Earl of Essex's memorial as to same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 392.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, relating to the Duty demanded by their officers there for provisions for the use of the men of war appointed to attend that [Irish] coast. Ibid., p. 397.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir John Shaw, Collector Inwards, London port, to swear John Botler into office as deputy to Francis Rainsford, a Queen's waiter, London port.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Hemmings (an extraordinary watchman, London port) as a watchman in fee ibid, loco Thomas Betts deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 319, 320.
Treasury reference to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptroller[s] of the Army [Accounts] of the petition of Lieut. Col. Francis Gore, Major Leveson and Capt. Hoare shewing that contrary to the rules and custom of the Army Mr. Algood, Deputy Commissary, has respited their servants (which are allowed by the Establishment) for the two musters from 1703 Aug. 25 to Oct. 25 amounting to 77l. 5s. 6d. in his mustering of Brigadier Lloyd's Regiment of Dragoons : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 104.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George Sayer shewing that the Queen Dowager's Trustees demised to him the manor of Chertsey in Surrey with divers farms and woods thereto and that he is under covenant to answer to the Crown 9l. 7s. 0d. per an. for certain woodlands called Knowlgrove which [rent] he is authorised to collect from the lessees thereof in the said manor ; that the said woods are now assigned to the Crown : therefore praying that he may be released from the said payment. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Ekins showing that the Young John of Flushing was seized by petitioner for clandestine trading but was cleared by Doctors Commons : therefore praying that she may be seized and prosecuted in the Exchequer by the officers of the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Col. Ellyot for removal of the respits on his Regiment from 25 June 1703 to 24 Dec. amounting to 404l. 12s. 8d. "alleging that most of those men were actually upon their march to Portsmouth but could not reach that place till some few days after the muster, as appeared [was proved in evidence] before Col. Gibson and magistrates there." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the Earl of Essex shewing that Mr. Algood the Commissary has respited him during his attendance in Parliament as likewise sundry Officers' servants and hautboys as absent when they had his leave, being on affairs relating to his regiment : therefore praying that said respits may be taken off. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to William Borret of the petition of Thomas Nicholls, John Watson and Hen. Barton shewing that they were the first discoverers of the boat that landed Sir John Maclean that came from France : therefore praying a share of the reward. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Robert Hughes shewing that his ship Denbigh Castle was hired by her Majesty's Agent for Transports in Ireland to carry men to England and Portugal at the rate of 12s. per ton per month from Aug. 28 last until her return in Dublin bay but by violence of weather (when the King of Spain was forced back) was drove ashore near Chichester and continued there till March 22 last : that the Commissioners of Transports struck the ship out of pay from the time she was drove ashore, allowing her only 10 days more for her return home : therefore praying consideration in regard to the hardship of his case. Ibid., p. 106.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and Sir Jos. Tredenham [one of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts] of [the bill of] charges in Ireland about the Portugal Expedition amounting to 6865l. Ibid., p. 107.
May 31, May 30 & April 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for John Hook Serjeant-at-law and Ja. Whitwrong to purchase new reversionary annuities on the Excise as by the Act of 11 and 12 Wm. III c. 3 in lieu of former ones where the nominees were dead before purchase, and of which they are assignees : viz. George Fitz James, son of George Fitz James, of Clatford co. Wilts., a nominee for an annuity of 14l. for his life who died in Aug. 1698 (the reversion of which annuity was purchased 1698 Sept. 9 by the Earl of Ranelagh) : and Francis [sic for Frances] Isack of Polslow co. Devon, spinster, the nominee for a like annuity who died in June 1696 (the reversion of which annuity was also purchased by said Earl) : and Philip Cool, son of William Cool and Alida Steen of Rotterdam the nominee for a like annuity, who died 1700 June 20 (the reversion of which annuity was purchased 1700 Aug. 20 by Gabriel Glover of London merchant) : and similarly Barbara Price of St. Margarets, Westminster, contributor and nominee for an annuity of 35l. per an. who died 1699-1700 March 20 (the reversion of which annuity was purchased by said Gabriell Glover). (The warrant of May 31 supersedes that of April 26, the difference being the inclusion of the fourth annuity, Barbara Price's, mentioned above). (A like warrant dated May 30 for said Hook, Whitwrong (Wittewrong) and Constantine Vernatti as assignees of Matthew Kirwood, of London, goldsmith to nominate the reversion of another life for an annuity of 42l. per an. doubly purchased in 1700 Aug. 10 in reversion of the life of Arnout de Reo of Dort in Holland). Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 251-2, 238-9, 252.
May 31. Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir Henry Belasyse for moneys imprested to him in 1691 as Governor of Galway for the fortifications &c. of that place : all in order to give him time to get his vouchers transmitted hither from Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 246.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to employ Edward Richbell (at present a clerk in your Accountant's Office at 40l. per an.) as clerk in the said Accountant's office at 60l. per an. in place of William Jones promoted : and Richard Griffith as clerk there in place of said Richbell at 40l. per an. Ibid., p. 256.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the tenement called Knoll in the manor of Carnedon Prior and Duchy of Cornwall and a tenement in the village of South Boturnel in order to a lease thereof to John Foot and Stephen Dill respectively.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on the petition from said Foot and Dill for same. Ibid., pp. 257-8.
Subscription by same of a warrant by the Earl of Kent, Lord Chamberlain, dated May 16 to Mr. Godfrey the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery to the Right Honble. Mr. [Charles] Mansell, Comptroller of the Household, of the usual allowance of 1000 ounces of white plate : to an estimate of 400l. Ibid., p. 327.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Antho Springot, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1704 for part of Sussex, praying to have a commission to receive the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for the same parts of said county : and proposing his securities, detailed. Affairs of Taxes I, p. 36.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Thomas Whetham setting forth that when he went to the West Indies he was commanded to carry with him 200 men which were 61 men more than completed his Regiment : therefore praying to be repaid 323l. 6s. 0d. which he disbursed for their subsistence and 183l. for levy money : also praying that the reformed Officers may be also paid, they not being on the Establishment. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 314.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing see supra p. 259] relating to the charge of the late Session of Parliament in Ireland. Ibid., p. 315.
Same to same to report on the enclosed representation [missing] on behalf of the clergy of Ireland praying the Queen to remit the Twentieth parts payable to the Crown and to grant the First Fruits as a perpetual fund to be employed by Commissioners to buy impropriations into the church. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Narcissus, archbishop of Armagh, setting forth that it remains doubtful by his letters patent whether he is entitled to the quarter's rent of the archbishopric which became due the 2 of Feb. 1702-3 and desiring a royal warrant for confirmation of same to him. Ibid.