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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
for subsistence to said Company for same time
for clearings including offreckonings for same
for one year's allowance of Contingencies to
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
to same for the like 1697 Sept. 29 to 1698
to Thomas Merrett similarly expended for
same 1698 Sept. 29 to 1699 March 25
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 226.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
[? 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.
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.