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June 1704, 1-15


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'Warrant Book: June 1704, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 261-273. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84549 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1704, 1-15

June 1. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account what money you have raised by sale of the reversionary annuity orders that were in your hands and to what uses is to be applied the sum of 1300l. which according to your report of the 15th inst. was supplied to the out pensioners [of Chelsea Hospital] in part of the debt of 5383l. 13s. 9d. due to them. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 392.
[? June 1]. Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year to 1705 June 1 on the yearly sum of 100,000l. appropriated to the Subscribers to said Bank by the Act of 5-6 Wm. and Mary c. 20 and the letters patent of 1694 June 15 : to be paid out of moneys of the five sevenths of the 9d. per barrel Excise [as granted by said Act]. Order Book VI, p. 123.
June 1. William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations], dated from Whitehall to Mr. Bladen. The last year upon the encouragement of your father I sent you my deputation as [Deputy] Surveyor and Auditor in Maryland with the necessary Instructions of which I now send you a copy ut supra Tr. Cal. vol. XVIII, p 377. I am further to add that in receiving all accompts from the several Receivers, Collectors and accomptants you are to require them to make oath thereto before the Governor and Council or some other person capable of administering such oath. I did likewise observe to you (as also to Mr. Plater and Mr. Muschamp) that their accompts were very imperfect and that my Lord Treasurer did expect to have them speedily returned to me from the beginning of their respective receipts and that in case of default or delay therein process would issue against them which would immediately produce a forfeiture of their places as you will see by a copy of Mr. Lowndes's letter of 29 Oct. 1703, ibid. p. 437.
I hope those gentlemen [the said accountants under your audit] will take better care of their interest and will deliver their accompts and vouchers to you for transmission to me. I pray you call on them and quicken them in this matter.
P.S. I send you a form to be observed by you and the accomptants in the making up of the said accounts so as same may be satisfactory to my Lord Treasurer. (The like letter to Mr. Muschamp). (The like letter to Mr. Plater).
Appending : said form of account, certificate and attestation etc.
(1) An accompt of her Majesty's Revenue of Customs in the Province of ...
(2) Deputy Auditor's certificate "I have carefully examined the aforegoing accompt of her Majesty's revenue commencing ... and ending ... and compared every article with its proper voucher produced and sworn to by J. B., Collector and Receiver General, and find the Charge truly stated amounts to ... and likewise the Discharge to ... for which proper vouchers have also been produced and sworn to by the said Collector : so that for the balance of the said accompt there is due ... to ... witness my hand.
(3) Attestation by the Governor Viscount Cornbury. The aforegoing accompt stated and sworn by J. B., the Collector and Receiver General and compared, examined and audited by G. C, Deputy Auditor, I have viewed in Council and do believe it to be a true charge and discharge of the revenue for the said time. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 164-5.
June 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt for the payment of interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on 37 orders for in all 43,500l. on the seventh 4s. Aid [2-3 Anne c. 1] in the name of Charles Fox : to be payable quarterly from date hereof. Order Book VI, p. 121.
June 5. Money warrant for 98l. 14s. 0d. to William Bellamy, Remembrancer of the city of London, for a bill of impost on the wines for the Lord Mayor, Aldermen &c., detailed, for the year commencing at Xmas 1703. (Money order dated June 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 99. Order Book VI, p. 122. Disposition Book XVII, p. 102.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges to state the Hawkers and Pedlars account 1702 June 23 to 1703 June 24 as by the enclosed book [missing] exhibited by the Commissioners for licensing same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 396.
[? July 5]
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to appoint two clerks to assist them in making up their accounts, the accounts of their office being extremely in arrear for many years : the said clerks being to assist Abraham Tilghman and Kendrick Edisbury, two of the said Commissioners : "it being proposed by the Victualling Commissioners that the said Tilghman and Edisbury do inspect, state and report said accounts to your board in order to your joint acting therein." Ibid., p. 406.
June 6. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 460l. 1s. 5d. to James Taylor for 4 per cent. interest on sums amounting in all to 50,000l. which Lawrence Burton did (for the accommodation of her Majesty's service) procure to be advanced in the name of the said Taylor at various dates between 1703 Aug. 25 and Nov. 23 on tallies and orders on the subsidy anno 1703, which [tallies and orders] had been imprested to said How for the service of the Guards and Garrisons : all which tallies and orders were reassigned by said Taylor to said How on January 7 last. Money Book XVII, p. 147.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mahaleel Wyndham for the eight doorkeepers (himself being one) of the House of Peers for their attendance during the last Session of Parliament. (Money order dated June 9 hereon). Ibid., p. 148. Order Book VI, p. 122. Disposition Book XVII, p. 102.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Brook Bridges and Edward Harley, Auditors of Imprests, to allow 814l. 12s. 2d. to William Hewer in his account as late Treasurer of the Garrison of Tangier between 30 June 1681 and 25 March 1684 : to wit for fees paid at the Exchequer and elsewhere on receiving moneys for the said garrison. Money Book XVII, p. 148.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities : to be paid over to John Nutting, Receiver and Paymaster of the Transports, for the transport ships that went from Cadiz to the West Indies : and is to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear. (William Lowndes dated June 16 to the Navy Commissioners to imprest same to said Nutting). Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 100, 105, 108.
Same for 80l. to Thomas Lloyd, the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to John Nost for a marble inlaid table upon a carved gilded frame set up in her Majesty's lodgings at Kensington. Ibid., p. 101.
Same for 200l. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the 25 per cent. on French goods : and is to be paid over to Col. John Shrimpton and Sir William Matthew[s] "pursuant to the royal warrant of the 30th inst" [May 30 supra p. 254] : for fire and candle for the Foot Guards, anno 1701, over and above the allowance on the Establishment. Ibid.
Same for 600l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List moneys : for Secret Service. Ibid., p. 102.
Same for 1851l. 2s. 6d. to John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] : out of Contributions for Annuities : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1704
for one year's allowance for provisions for the Company of Foot at Newfoundland from 25 Dec. 1703 to 23 Dec. 1704 839 10 0
for subsistence to said Company for same time 421 5 5
for clearings including offreckonings for same time 540 7 1
for one year's allowance of Contingencies to said Company 50
£1851 2 6
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) state of the account of Mr. [Thomas] Brawn, lately deceased, as Receiver General of Land Tax and subsidy [for co. Somerset] ; showing a debit balance of 550l. 4s. 0d. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 393.
Same to Mr. How to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, relating to a riot and destruction of timber in Dean Forest. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley to state the account of Col. Gibson for 1689-91 as Lieut. Governor of Portsmouth, as by the enclosed statement [missing]. Ibid., p. 394.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh pressing for a certificate of the proceeds of tallies and orders in your hands for reversions of annuities, which tallies &c. you were desired to dispose of to the best advantage : as also a certificate of the returned debentures in your hands ut supra pp. 211, 261. (Letter repeated on the following day). Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the Earl of Orford's reply to the Exchequer charge upon him, as Navy Treasurer, for interest received by him on sundry tallies and orders between 1690 April 20 and 1691 April 12. Ibid., p. 398.
Treasury reference to the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Lord Walden, Commissary General of the Musters, setting forth the want of a Commissary to muster the Forces in the West Indies, and desiring that the rolls may from time to time be transmitted over post free which [postage] will amount to near 70l. per an. and further praying pay for two reduced Commissaries whom by order of the Duke of Marlborough he has employed to assist in England for making up the [muster] rolls. Reference Book VIII, p. 105.
Same to same of the petition of Mrs. Thrale shewing that her husband was under contract with Daniell Garrett for clothing four Independent Companies in New York and praying an assignment to said Garrett of the accruing offreckonings [of said Companies' pay] to enable him to go on with the said contract. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Phillip Destombe, Consul from the States General, on behalf of Jo[h]n Ernst of Rotterdam, Master of the ship Gold Horsman setting forth that three officers of the Customs came on board the said ship as she lay at St. Katherine's [wharf] and took away a bag of money of the said Master's with which he was to buy the loading of the said ship and that the said money has been condemned in the Exchequer for want of due application : therefore praying delivery of the money. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant by the Earl of Kent [Lord Chamberlain], to the Master of the Jewel Office dated June 1 to deliver to Robert Harley, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, the usual allowance of 1000 ounces of white plate : to an estimate of 400l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 254.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Colonel John Gibson, Lieutenant Governor of Portsmouth, he alleging that he is above 500l. in disburse for fire and candle for said garrison and that his accounts are now ready. Ibid., p. 258.
Report by same to the Queen on the petition of Eliz. Minshall, widow of Major Peter Minshall, late of Col. Lucy's Regiment, praying relief for her and her children in consideration of her husband's faithful services at Barbados in June 1702-3. If her petition be granted the pretensions from widows and children of other Officers would bring an excessive charge on the Crown for which no provision is made [by Parliament]. Ibid., p. 259.
Same by same to same on the petition of Elizabeth Stroude, widow of Joseph Stroud, late master and part owner of the hired transport ship Charles which was employed upon the Expedition to Cadiz and thence to carry soldiers to the West Indies and was afterwards cast away in the late dreadful storm : the Commissioners for Transport being unable to make out a bill for said ship until a discharge can be had from the Prize Office of certain goods her said husband is charged with. I submit the appended report [missing] from the Prizes Commissioners hereon. Ibid., p. 262.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars to employ Thomas Wells and John Pye as riding surveyors at 100l. per an. each to enquire after and apprehend such hawkers and pedlars as trade without licence contrary to the Act : and Edward Bellamy to survey [pedlars in] the cities of London and Westminster and parts adjacent at 50l. per an. Ibid., p. 265.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Lawrence Carter of the manor of Stanton under Bardon in the parish of Thornton co. Leicester ut supra p. 176.
Prefixing : constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : undated entry of Treasurer Godolphin's signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 266-8, 293.
Subscription by same for the execution of a warrant by the Earl of Carlisle, Earl Marshal, dated May 30 to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery to Peter le Neve, created Norroy King at Arms by a royal sign manual of the 29th inst., of a coronet and collar of S.S. and also for the badge of his office one jewel of fine gold enamelled in manner detailed being in like manner as they used to be made for Norroy King of Arms : to an estimate of 85l. Ibid., p. 268.
Warrant by same to the Auditor and the Receiver of Crown Land Revenue in co. Somerset to pay William Day for the repair of the almshouses belonging to the parish of St. Benedicts, Glaston co. Somerset, they being her Majesty's and having been repaired in 1693 at the cost of the Crown ; the poor people inhabiting same with the consent of the parish officers having chosen the said Day to receive the money for said repairs. Ibid., p. 277.
Subscription by same of a warrant dated May 26 by the Earl of Kent, Lord Chamberlain, to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery of white plate to the value of 50l. to the Surgeons' Company as a gift from the Queen. Ibid., p. 310.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Thomas Smith praying that his salary of 50l. per an. as Ranger of Phoenix Park (which was omitted from the last Establishment) may be paid out of the [Irish] revenue at large for one year from 1703 March 31. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 321.
June 7. Money warrant for 30,000l. to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, upon account for the service of his office : and is in full of 50,000l. for same by the privy seal of 1703 May 31. (Money order dated June 9 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 148. Order Book VI, p. 126.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost order of loan No. 1962 for 125l. at 6 per cent. on the Three Fourths Customs being in the name of or assigned to Frances Dives, widow. Order Book VI, p. 151.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Lord Admiral's Council the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on Stephen Thompson's petition ut supra p. 255 concerning his goods coming from Bordeaux. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 394.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your account of issues of victuals anno 1703. He takes note of the great disproportion between the said issues and the provision intended by Parliament for the Victualling in that year which must have increased the debt in your Office and consequently lessen the credit thereof. He has made the enclosed account [missing] of such exceeding and desires your answer thereto. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord your report on the St. Paul of Rochelle condemned as prize and sold in Maryland. Please get the Admiralty to order Capt. Moore to bring in his account forthwith, or if he be gone away, then immediately after his return from Virginia. Ibid., p. 395.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John How to pay Ann Babington, widow of Col. Babington, 100l. per an. out of the pay of the Garrison of Berwick ("out of the allowance upon the [Army] Establishment for the Government of Berwick.") Ibid., p. 404.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Gregory Compton praying to be appointed Supervisor of the Window Tax &c. for the district of St. James's and Covent Garden in the room of John Duncombe deceased. Reference Book VIII, p. 105.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Tristram Savage shewing that he was fined 20 marks, stood three times in the pillory and now lies in the Common Side of Newgate for the said fine for crying a paper called the Black List ; and praying his discharge, being willing to serve her Majesty [in the Army or Navy]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Harry Mordaunt shewing that 179 men were drafted out of his Regiment for the service of Portugal which he soon raised again but they have been respited : therefore praying removal of the respit. Ibid., p. 106.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Abraham Gibbons concerning his former petition to compound a debt for Customs [supra Tr. Cal. vol. XVII, p. 352]. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Woods of the petition of Emanuel Scroop How, Lieutenant and Keeper of the Forests of Alice Holt and Woolmer in co. Southampton, praying continuance of 150l. per an. to the underkeepers of said forest, which is in arrear from Michaelmas 1701. Ibid.
Same to the late Commissioners for Transports of the petition of Mathew Anderson sole owner of the ship David, pink, of Belfast shewing that in 1690 she was pressed for carrying stores, for which service there is 279l. 7s. 2d. due to him : therefore praying that the said Commissioners may make out debentures for same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Edward, Visct. Preston shewing that upon a grant from Wm. III and Mary to the Earl of Carlisle and others of several manors in Cumberland and Yorkshire in trust for petitioner there was a reserved rent, which upon the books of the Auditor [of Crown Lands] is 2½ years in arrear, amounting to 2000l. : therefore praying that same may be discharged. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Daniel Sadler, late Agent for the Transports in Holland, shewing that he drew by three bills on the said Commissioners for 5000l. and hath allowed the same on his account which he hath since settled : which bills the Commissioners accepted but have only paid 3000l. thereon so that petitioner is now a prisoner for the remainder. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, of Mr. Tisser's answer to the petition of Onesiphorus Dagnia relating to the concealment of glass bottles. Ibid., p. 107.
Same to Mr. St. John and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Sir Cha. Hara on behalf of the Captains of the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers for removal of the respits from August to December 1703, by reason of the great charges they have been at in recruiting their Companies and the great distance they were from each other in several counties at the [time of the] muster. Ibid., p. 111.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of John Rolfe, undersheriff of Essex, for payment of the 82l. 16s. 0d. balance of his charges in finding the bill against James Boucher for high treason. Ibid., p. 134.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of two pieces of ground as follows in order to a lease thereof to the Earl and Countess of Sussex.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on the petition from said Earl and Countess for same. The ground extends 658 feet from the passage going into Spring Garden on the east to the passage formerly leading into St. James's Park by the royal garden on the west having the grove of elms on the south and the old wall of the park and the backside of divers houses on the north and was in the possession of Prince Rupert and used by him for a stable yard see supra p. 250 and since his death hath been enjoyed by these petitioners without any title from the Crown, they using part of it as a drying ground and kitchen garden to Warwick House. The ground whereon Warwick House now stands was granted 2 May 1663 to Sir Philip Warwick for 60 years and he erected the said house in Oct. 1670 and assigned to Lord Fauconberg who assigned to petitioners. The other piece of ground they petition for is part of the old highway leading from Charing Cross to St. James's "which said way from the ground granted as aforesaid to Sir Philip Warwick westward to the house intended to have been built by Sir John Denham next St. James's Palace" was granted 1665 April 1 to Baptist May and Abraham Cowley in trust for the Earl of St. Albans and again in 1674 Sept. 10 to John Hervey and Sir John Coell in trust for same : and petitioners hold it by assignment dated 1684-5 March 18. It is 40 feet by 20 and is now enclosed "within the wall and used as part of the garden belonging to Warwick House." Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 259-62.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against James [Gardner], bishop of Lincoln, on the third payment of his composition money for First Fruits, he being unable to pay same at present by reason of the smallness of his revenue. Ibid., p. 262.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir William Coryton bart. of the park called Kerribullock Park, parcel of the manor of Stoke Climsland and of the woods called Wareham Wood and Greenscombe Wood in the said manor ut supra p. 158.
Prefixing : two particulars of the premises and memorandum by John Tucker, deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall ; and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., pp. 269-273.
Same by same to same for a same to Sir Thomas Willoughby of all the mines and pits of coal and ironstone and all the quarries of stone within the Honor and manor of Peverel co. Notts, and Derby as demised to the Earl of Norwich 1664 April 15.
Prefixing : particular and memoranda of the premises by Auditor Henry Shales and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 274-6, 355.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Dee for the Receivership of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for part of Sussex : and offering his sureties. (Warrant dated June 16 for taking his securities). (Commission dated June 16). Affairs of Taxes I, pp. 36, 37, 38.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities of Antho Springot as Receiver ut supra p. 260.
Prefixing : report from the Agents for Taxes on the sufficiency of his securities. (Commission dated June 7). Ibid., pp. 36-7, 38.
Commission by same to Robert Butler to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages. (Dormant warrant for his salary to be paid by the Receiver General of said Duties for London, Westminster and Middlesex). Ibid., pp. 3, 8.
June 8. William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer [at Windsor Castle]. Mr. Lake and Mr. Blount came to me last night and acquainted me [that] their Company [the Sword Blade Company] had resolved to lend the Queen 20,000l. which should be paid into the Exchequer as soon as desired. But I find they insist to have tin [as security to be] in their own custody not in the Tower and the interest will be but 5 per cent. I hope to have the privy seal with me at my attendance on you on Monday and to have your directions there for taking in this loan. If the tin now in the Tower is to be removed it will be some charge and I believe when they have their tallies and orders [of loan] they will be content to receive into their custody the tin of the last coinage as it shall arrive, which will avoid trouble and charge and leave that in the Tower ready to be sold daily by the officers of the Mint. Otherwise in the deed of mortgage [of the tin] to the Company they must covenant to deliver to the buyers the parcels bought on their producing receipts from Mr. Aynstys. The privy seal imports a credit for any persons to lend from time to time and to be repaid in course ; so that it will not be difficult afterwards to borrow more.
The surplus of the 9d. per barrel in the Tonnage Act [the Bank of England Act 5-6 Wm. and Mary c. 20] amounts to 16,223l. 19s. 1¾d., to be applied towards a deficiency of about 37,000l. on the Land Tax and Subsidy Act, anno 1702 [1 Anne c. 6] for which I will bring a warrant on Monday. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 395.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to order the Collectors in the outports to return all the money they possibly can between this and midsummer next ; and the Receiver General of Customs to pay into the Exchequer as much as may be by that time. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Rudge to attend the Attorney General concerning your discovery of fee farm rents in Surrey amounting to 16l. 3s. 0d. per an. which you suppose escheated to the Crown by the intestacy of Edmund Rayner of Redriff in Kent. Ibid., p. 396.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Robert Corker and John Incledon praying a new lease of the Duty of Post Groats arising within the county of Cornwall, their present lease having 19½ years to run. Reference Book VIII, p. 106.
June 9. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 476l. 11s. 8d. as follows out of moneys appointed for the contingent uses of the Forces between 1 Jan. 1696-7 and 25 March 1699 ; all by reason that the two warrants dated 1700 Sept. 24 by the late Lords Justices of England for payment of same have not been satisfied : viz.
£ s. d.
to widow Buckle for so much expended by her late husband in providing coals, candles and oil for the Horse Guards at Kensington 1696-7 Jan. 1 to 1697 April 26 109 10 0
to same for the like 1697 Sept. 29 to 1698 March 25 129 15 0
to Thomas Merrett similarly expended for same 1698 Sept. 29 to 1699 March 25 237 6 8
£476 11 8
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 226.
June 10. Money warrant for 20l. to John Bayly and 30l. to Edmund Johnson for services as evidences against Boucher and Lindsey lately convicted for coming from France without licence. (Money order dated June 13 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 100. Order Book VI, p. 123.
Money order for 40,000l. to Edward Nicholas by virtue of the privy seal of April 10 last [this privy seal is not entered in the Treasury records] : to be applied to Establishments [of pensions &c.] signed or to be signed by the Queen. Order Book VI, p. 108.
Same for 1002l. to Henry Harris, engraver of seals, for making and engraving several seals and presses in 1702 and 1703 for several offices and officers in England and Ireland. (Letter of direction dated June 13 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 140. Disposition Book XVII, p. 102.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to execute repairs, not detailed, at the Alienation Office not exceeding 90l. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 399.
June 12. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster General of the Forces, and to John How, present same, to pay Dr. Joseph Gaylard 10s. a day allowance as Physician General to the Forces lately sent to the West Indies, there being a draft Establishment for 10s. a day to the Physician General of the Forces which were intended to be sent under the command of the Earl of Peterborough but the said Establishment was never perfected and the said Gaylard was constituted Physician General of the said Forces and went thither with Col. Columbine "upon our intimation by the Earl of Nottingham then our Principal Secretary of State that he should receive the pay intended and promised him" and he was employed in that service 1702 Dec. 12 to 1703 Dec. 10. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 221.
Same to Lord Edward Russel, late Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Anne Morris, widow of Richard Morris, 35l. 19s. 0d. for services to Wm. III : the said item having been fraudulently inserted by Richard Poyke, the Clerk of the Cheque to the Messengers of the Chamber, in a bill of Knollys one of the said Messengers since deceased "adding fraudulently other matters thereunto whereby the said bill was made up [to] 121l. which being detected the said bill hath been cancelled so that the said Morris could not obtain his money." (Letter of direction dated July 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 222. Disposition Book XVII, p. 113.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin for 1000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh in full for the service of himself and clerks employed since 1703 June 24 in receiving and paying arrears due to the Forces at 1702 Dec. 24. [at which date he had ceased to be Paymaster General of the Forces] (Money warrant dated June 15 hereon). (Money order dated June 21 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 223. Order Book VI, p. 125. Disposition Book XVII, p. 109.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1850l. per an. to Robert Harley as a Principal Secretary of State : from May 16 last. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 224.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 712l. 7s. 0d. to Charles Fox : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over by him to answer to Sieur Isaac Behaghel, banquer at Frankfort, the value of 3000 Crowns money of Holland "for one quarter [sic] of 6000 Crowns of like money paid by the said Behaghel to the Elector Palatine of the Rhine at the instance of our Minister and of the Minister of the States General residing at Frankfort, to enable the said Elector to make his journey to Vienna for the good of the common cause : the said 3000 Crowns making 7500 guilders current money which at 10 guilders 10½ stivers per £ sterling as the remittances are now made" amounts to said sum. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon). (Money order dated June 24 hereon). Ibid., p. 226. Order Book VI, p. 124. Disposition Book XVII, p. 109.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated at Windsor Castle to the Receipt for the Deficiency, as follows, of the loans on the fifth 4s. Aid and Subsidies, granted anno 1702 [1 Anne c. 6], to be paid out of the surplus of the fund for the Bank granted by the Act 5 Wm. and Mary c. 20 so far as the said surplus will extend : the said Bank having received their 100,000l. for one year due June 1 inst. out of the five sevenths of the additional 9d. per barrel Excise in accordance with the said Act, leaving a surplus in the Exchequer of 11,469l. 11s. 0¾d. out of the said five sevenths for the year then ended and a further 4754l. 8s. 1d. surplus out of the two seventh parts of said Excise after reserving so much as is necessary to pay the annuities payable thereout in accordance with said Act : thus leaving a total surplus of 16,223l. 19s. 1¾d. : and it further appearing by a certificate dated the 7th inst. from the Auditor of the Receipt that there was lent on the said fifth 4s. Aid the sum of 2,100,534l. and there has been paid off thereupon the sum of 2,053,653l. 10s. 9d. leaving a deficiency of 46,880l. 10s. 0d. towards which there may yet come in from the Receivers about 9000l. and the Lord Treasurer's "intentions of applying the surplus of the said additional 9d. Excise towards making good the Deficiencies above mentioned having been communicated to the House of Commons in the last Session of Parliament." Money Book XVII, pp. 149-50.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to repay the taxes assessments on Excise officers of not more than 100l. per an. salary : to wit for the seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704 [2-3 Anne c. 1]. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay the allowance of 4l. a day to Thomas Erle Esq. as Lieutenant General of the Forces there : to wit as from Xmas 1702 : all notwithstanding the warrants of 1702-3 Jan. 21 and 1703-4 Jan. 11 imposing regulations and restrictions on the payment of the Establishment there : all by reason that the said Erle lives now at great expense and is to attend the camp designed in that our Kingdom [of Ireland]. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 315.
Same to same to pay Sir Patrick Dun 49l. 17s. 3d. for his salary 1702 Sept. 8 to 1703 June 9 after the rate of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Physician to the Royal State in Ireland. Ibid., p. 316.
Same to same to pay 1500l. to Thomas Keightley at Michaelmas next as in part of 3000l. intended to be paid as royal bounty to his daughter Katharine Keightley now Katharine Obrian, taking care that 100l. per an. out of the allowance of 200l. per an. on the Establishment of Ireland to the said Thomas for the maintenance and education of his said daughter shall cease and determine from that time. Similarly a further 1500l. is to be likewise paid at the succeeding midsummer and thereupon the remaining 100l. per an. of the said allowance is to cease. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 316-7.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland to constitute the Lieutenant General of Ireland and 23 other dignitaries and persons, detailed, to be Trustees for the Linen Manufacture Ireland, and to grant to them the yearly sum of 1180l. for the term of 10 years from 1702 June 24 for encouraging the said manufacture and 200l. a year to Lewis Cromelin during pleasure for his pains and care in carrying on the work and 120l. a year to three assistants and 60l. a year pension for the subsistence and maintenance of a French minister during the Queen's pleasure. Out of the said 1180l. per an. the said Trustees are to allow interest at the rate of 8 per cent. per an. for such looms, estrilles &c. as are already erected or shall hereafter during the said term be erected by consent of the said Trustees at such allowance [estimate] of stock [capital valuation] for each loom as they shall agree for and likewise the arrears of such interest for the half year 1701 Dec. 25 to 1702 Jan. 24 : all by reason that Wm. III by patent dated 1700 Aug. 12 established Trustees for the said purpose ut supra Tr. Cal. XV, pp. 273-4, with the like yearly sum : and the said Cromelin has not yet advanced any part of the agreed 10,000l. in specie but in lieu thereof he and others have erected several plain Dutch looms for making fine linen and other looms called Estrelles for making linen in imitation of that of France and Holland : and the said patent is determined by the death of Wm. III. Ibid., pp. 319-20.
Same to same to pay the arrears of pension to the French pensioners from time to time as the rest of the Civil List [items on the Irish Establishment] are paid, observing only to keep the unpaid third part full six months in arrear as by the royal warrant of Jan. 11 last supra p. 104, regulating the said payments. Ibid., p. 321.
June 13. William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Prizes enclosing the petition [missing] of several Captains in the Expedition at Vigo complaining that they are not cleared their share of the prizes taken there. Why do you not adjust this account? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 395.
Royal warrant dated Windsor to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to apply towards levy money of the two Regiments of Foot of Lord Henry Scot and Charles, Earl of Orrery the savings between April 1 last and June 14 inst. on the pay of the said Regiments : the same being ordered to be raised by royal warrant of the 5th inst. but having been put on the Establishment since April 1 last in the room of two other Regiments taken from Ireland for service elsewhere. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 318.
June 14. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing William Blathwayte's memorial [missing] relating to 170l. set on him in the General Account of Excise for two years ended 1691 June 24 for a bill of exchange for money taken up by Thomas Fox, late Collector of [Excise in] York, East Riding, which Blathwayte alleges was for the men of the Danish Forces and has been accounted for by Mr. Fotherby who paid those Forces. Please inspect the passed accounts of said Fotherby and see if he charged himself with said sum in any of them. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 396.
June 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 2000l. to Edward Dummer, to be esteemed and taken as the advance money payable to him in pursuance of his contract for pacquet boats between Falmouth and Lisbon, viz. as payable to him three months after the said boats should enter the service : and to be defalked out of the first annual sum to be paid him by virtue of said contract : it being certified that one of the said boats has already entered the service and another is ready to sail from Portsmouth to Falmouth and the third is gone from the Thames to accompany the second : and the said Dummer being much straitened for money to discharge bills drawn on account of building the said boats. Money Book XVII, p. 151.
Money order for 75l. each to William Peisley for Easter term last on his allowance of 300l. per an. as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesey.
Marmaduke Gwynne as second Justice of same.
Philip Neave as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan.
Thomas Webb as second Justice of same.
Charles Cox as second Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
William Banastre as Chief Justice of same.
Sir Salathiel Lovell 50l. as second Justice of Chester.
Sir Jos. Jekyll 125l. as Chief Justice of same.
(Letter of direction for 50l. to said Salathiell Lovell for same term on his 200l. per an). Order Book VI, p. 130. Disposition Book XVII, p. 103.
[? June 15]. Letter of direction for 3000l. to the Judges of England for 1704 Easter term and 275l. to the 11 masters in Chancery [not detailed] : for 1704 Lady day quarter. Disposition Book XVII, p. 103.
June 15. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to Richard Crawley, Receiver of the Salvage money, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's May 25 for the payment of nine tenths of the salvage money [amounting to a total] of 85l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Pearce and several other inhabitants of the town of Mousehole within Mounts Bay co. Cornwall, for salvage as recaptors of the ship Society of Dublin laden with oranges and lemons which, being in her return home from Lisbon the 12 Dec. 1703 when 15 leagues S. W. off Scilly, was taken by a French privateer of St. Malo Nicholas Ronox, Commander, who put six of his own men on board her leaving two of the Society's company also on board in order to carry her to some port in France but on the 15th of the same month being encalmed off Mounts Bay petitioners, after being beaten off once, retook her and she has been by the Admiralty adjudged to be restored to the owner on payment of 85l. 10s. 0d. for salvage to the Lord Admiral, which sum is paid to Mr. Crawley. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 277-8.