Royal warrant dated Windsor to the Attorney or Solicitor General
for a great seal for a grant to James Trefusis of the use and exercise
for seven years of the invention for fishing and taking up treasure
out of the sea within the British seas ; being an engine invented of
covering vessels and pipes whereby they are enabled to work several
fathoms under water for divers hours together without any want of
air : William III having granted a patent 1691 Oct. 17 to the said
Trefusis, John Honichurch, Nicholas Honichurch and Joseph
Williams for said engines which grant will determine on the 17 Oct.
1705 and the said Trefusis has represented that none of the said
patentees except himself hath worked the said engine and that he
hath yet made no profit thereof and that he is discouraged to proceed
in the use thereof by reason that the said letters patent contain no
grant of the goods the patentees shall gain by their diving. In the
herein patent he, his agents &c., are to be granted the right to
possess themselves of such treasure recovered by means of the said
invention ; on payment of one fifth thereof to the Crown. Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, pp. 230-1.
Royal warrant dated Windsor to the Clerk of the Signet for a
privy seal for a pension of 1000l. per an. as from 1704 Sept. 29 to
Charles, Duke of St. Albans, in lieu of a renewal of the logwood
[Duties] farm granted to him 1676 Sept. 13 ; Charles II having
intended a 99 years' renewal thereof in Jan. 1684 but the same being
prevented by the said King's death : and her present Majesty doth not
think fit to grant any new lease of the said Duties. Queen's Warrant
Book XXII, pp. 300-1.
June [? sic
for July] 3.
Same to John How, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and
Land Forces to pay 144l. 8s. 4d. to the Earl of Essex out of savings
by respits on the Regiment of Dragoons under him between 25 Dec.
and 24 Feb. last for the respits on 104 men lately detached out of
his Regiment ; it appearing that the Officers had actually listed 87
[new] men from the time the detachment was made to the said
24th Feb. whose pay for said time together with the offreckonings
of the said detachment came to 144l. 8s. 4d. Ibid., p. 239.
Same dated St. James's to Thomas Jones Esq., to take
the custody of Ludlow Castle as Keeper thereof loco William Gower
whose appointment under the sign manual of Aug. 26 last is hereby
determined : with the fee of 20l. per an. and the further sum of 10l.
per an. for provision of fuel : to be payable out of the revenue of
North or South Wales as from 1704 June 24. Ibid., p. 229.
Same dated Windsor to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 3180l. to
Bernard Smith for organs by him set up in the Royal Chapels at
Whitehall, St. James's and Windsor : it being certified by Dr. Ralph
Battle, Sub-dean of the Chapel Royal, Peter Hume and Dr. John Blow,
our principal organist, that they have carefully viewed and considered
the said organs and compared them as well with those made by other
artists as with several made by said Smith and sold to other persons
and that they value the organ at Whitehall at 1500l. that at Windsor
at 990l. and that at St. James's (when completed by putting in the
trumpet stop and that called Cremona and the pipes gilt) at 690l.
Ibid., p. 232.
Same to same to pay 500l. to Peter Hume to be paid over to Thomas
Rymer, Historiographer Royal, and Awnsham Churchill, bookseller,
for transcribing and printing a second volume of Leagues and Treaties
as by articles of agreement made the 16th June last between said
Hume, Rymer and Churchill. (Money warrant dated July 4 hereon).
(Money order dated July 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 232. Order Book VI,
p. 130. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same to the Postmasters General to discharge Daniel Richards,
formerly Postmaster of Carmarthen for many years, of the debt of
73l. 6s. 11d. : by reason of his poverty and that his salary of 48l.
was small for the charge and pains of his office, riding with the mail
from Carmarthen to Langhorne [Laugharne] and Llanindevery
[Llandovery] which is a long stage and bad roads "the allowance to
your several deputies who have riding work being in most places
little more than a reimbursement for their necessary charges in
keeping horses for the performance of their duty." Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, p. 233.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin for 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas as
imprest for French Protestants, 3000l. thereof for ministers now
residing in this kingdom and 12,000l. for others : to be distributed
by direction of the Archbishop of Canterbury et al. (Money warrant
dated July 4 hereon). (Money order dated July 4 hereon). Ibid.,
p. 233. Order Book VI, p. 127. Disposition Book XVII, p. 112.
Same to same for 1000l. to the Earl of Galway for his equipage and
journey to Portugal whither he is going by the Queen's appointment
to take upon him the command of her Majesty's Forces acting in conjunction
with those of the King of Portugal and other our Allies there.
(Money warrant dated July 4 hereon). (Money order dated July 4
hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 234. Order Book VI,
p. 128. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant
for 366l. per an. for six keepers for Sherwood Forest and for hay for
the deer : to be paid out of the sale of timber as from Michaelmas
1703 : the same being necessary for the preservation of the deer
and game there which hath till of late been very much destroyed.
(Warrant dormant dated July 3 hereon from Treasurer Godolphin
to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, to
pay said 366l. per an. to the Duke of Newcastle, Lord Warden of
Sherwood Forest, as well what is already incurred thereon since
1703 Michaelmas as what shall from time to time hereafter grow
due thereupon : out of sales of wood). Queen's Warrant Book XXII,
pp. 234-5. Money Book XVII, p. 195.
Same to same for a same for 100l. per an. to the Corporation of
Lyme Regis for 19½ years from 1705 Xmas for repair of the cobb
pier there : as granted by Charles II 1684 Dec. 23 for 21 years : to be
paid by the collector of the port of Lyme Regis out of the Exchequer ;
the Customs and Subsidies out of which the said allowance was
formerly paid having been of late years appropriated by Acts of
Parliament to other uses. The expenditure of this allowance is to
be made jointly by the Mayor of said Port and the Customer, Comptroller
and Collector thereof. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 235-7.
Same to same for a same for 50l. per an. to the Mayor of Macclesfield
as from 1704 June 24 ; to be by him paid to such learned person
as hath and shall preach to and instruct the people thereof by the
appointment of the bishop of Chester and the mayor of Macclesfield :
to be payable out of the Exchequer during pleasure : William III
having granted the like 1697 July 22 as payable out of the Crown
rents of the county of Chester and the same being much in arrear
and the said rents insufficient to satisfy same : all in regard of the
small allowance to the Minister of said town which is but 5l. 6s. 8d.
per an. Ibid., pp. 237-8.
Same to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber,
to pay 20l. to Thomas Brand for fairly writing, flourishing and
embellishing on vellum a letter to the Emperor of Morrocco and a
letter to the Alcaide of Algarbe "in answer to those sent to us by
them to congratulate our accession to the throne." Ibid., p. 239.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1704 June 24 quarter's
salary bill of the Customs respectively for London port (total 6547l.
11s. 6d.) and the outports (total 9147l. 15s. 3d.). Money Book XVII,
The like of the Salt Office Salary bill for same quarter (total 1132l.
10s. 0d.). Ibid.
The like for the Excise Office and Malt Office together for same
quarter (total 5863l. 10s. 0d.). Ibid., p. 159.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to
Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account
of the Customs &c. Ibid., p. 156.
Money warrant for 20l. to Mary Whitehead, late servant to Peter
Moreman in co. Surrey, towards his charges in prosecuting James
Mervin for an assault. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Ibid.,
p. 157. Order Book VI, p. 130. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 875l. to the five Commissioners of Accounts (Thomas
Morrice, Samuell Atkins, Thomas Lister, William Farrar, George
Langton, Commissioners for Army Debts as by the Act 1 Anne St 2,
c. 24) for one quarter to 1704 June 30 on their salaries and incidents.
(Money order dated July 5 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 159.
Order Book VI, p. 131.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Atwood for 1702 Lady day
quarter on his salary as late Chief Justice of the Province of New
York. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). Money Book XVII,
p. 160. Order Book VI, p. 133. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 135l. to the Warden and Lieutenant of Waltham Forest
co. Essex for half a year to 1704 Lady day for the officers of said
Forest, detailed. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Money Book
XVII, p. 160. Order Book VI, p. 132. Disposition Book XVII,
Same for 210l. to Henry Davenant for 105 days Dec. 11 last to
March 25 last on his ordinary as Secretary at Frankfort. (Money
order dated? July 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 164. Order
Book VI, p. 131. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Envoy Extraordinary
to the Great Duke of Tuscany, for one quarter 1703 Oct. 23 to
1703-4 Jan. 23 on his ordinary. (Money order dated July 7 hereon).
Money Book XVII, p. 164. Order Book VI, p. 131. Disposition
Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Edward Harley for half a year to Lady
day last on his salary as an Auditor of Imprests. Ibid., p. 194.
Money order for 500l. to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, for 1704
June 24 quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the
Bedchamber viz. Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset ; Mary, Duchess
of Ormonde ; Lady Jane Hyde ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ;
Ann, Countess of Sunderland ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Freschville ;
Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Lady Henrietta Godolphin ; Ann,
Countess of Abingdon ; Rachel, Marchioness of Hartington.
125l. each to the following for same quarter as Women of the
Bedchamber viz. Agnata Cooper, Margaret Feilding, Abigail Hill,
75l. each to the following for same quarter as Maids of Honour viz.
Jane Kingdon, Letitia Frowde, Rosamonda Yardborough, Mary
Stanhope, Ann Duncombe, Elizabeth Collier. Order Book VI, p.
134. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Fox : to complete
40,000l. intended to be lent by her Majesty to the King of Spain :
to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII,
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. Capt.
Robert Gardner has represented to the Lord Treasurer, on behalf
of the Regiments of Col. Handasyde and Col. Livesay in the West
Indies, the necessity of sending the muster rolls by the pacquet
boats, the charge whereof will be 8l. per month (one month with
another), and that the Regiments should not bear the charge thereof.
The Lord Treasurer thinks that this expense should be met out of
Army Contingencies. Please prepare a royal warrant to authorise
this. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 403.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition
of Alexander Jennings a superannuated Excise officer, praying
"the usual [superannuation] allowance." Reference Book VIII,
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Col. Thomas
Brudenall for directions to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland,
to permit the clothing of his Regiment to be put on board [Customs
free] for the use of his men. Ibid., p. 110.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a
warrant dated May 16 last by the Earl of Kent [Lord Chamberlain]
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of particulars,
detailed, for her Majesty's bedchamber at Windsor and for the bed
there to be mended and set up at Hampton Court for her Majesty's
service there viz. as follows : a new green taffata window curtain
laced with gold lace suitable to the other in the said bedchamber ;
2 green taffata stool cases, with a green silk lyor string to draw the
sash windows up ; 6 tassels, one new bedstead, 3 new window
cornishes for the green damask bed, 3 deal cases to pack up the
furniture for Windsor : to take down her Majesty's white satin
Indian embroidered bed and hangings in her Majesty's bedchamber
at Windsor and the bed to be mended and set up at Hampton Court
for her Majesty's service there : and to repair one satin thick quilt : and
for one pair of satin quilted blankets : blue taffata for 2 elbow chair
cases : 2 stools to the bed : one piece of silk string of green for her
Majesty's Lower Lodging at Hampton Court : mending the umbrellas,
new lines and putting them up at St. James's : sewing and putting
curtain rings on some curtains that were ripped at the Bath ; likewise
for particulars, detailed, for her Majesty's lower lodgings at
Hampton Court : viz. one pair of fine Spanish blankets for the
Queen : 4 wainscot close stools : 8 white earthen stool pans and 6
large pewter stool pans for the Queen's and Prince's service : and
cleaning a set of white bed feathers that came from Windsor belonging
to the white satin embroidered Indian bed set up at Hampton
Court and that one folding bedstead with a sacking bottom be left
there for the Queen's bedchamber women and other details : all
to an estimate of 220l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII,
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord
Chamberlain's warrant dated June 16 last to the Master of the Jewel
House for the delivery to George Hughs (Hughes), waterman in
ordinary to the Queen, of two badges not exceeding 50 ounces : to
an estimate of 26l. Ibid., p. 283.
The like of a same dated May 30 to the Master of the Great
Wardrobe for the delivery to the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe
of two armed chairs made new, suitable to the crimson damask
Travelling State, stuffed with curled hair, for her Majesty's service in
journeys and progresses : 2 frames for 2 high stools and a footstool,
"the old stuffing and old crimson damask to serve," one featherbed,
bolster and Holland quilt for the Bedchamber women : 4 canopies
of red serge for the Queen's and Prince's Pages of the Backstairs ;
4 pair of ten quarter blankets : 6 black leather close stools and 2
pans each : coarse serge cases for 5 chairs of state and 4 footstools ;
to an estimate of 90l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated May 9 to same for the delivery to same
of bedding &c. detailed for the women of the Bedchamber viz. 3 sets
of quilts, 3 bolsters, 3 pair of blankets and a calicoe counterpoint
for each of them, and two ditto for the Pages of the Backstairs
"which are to remain at Hampton Court for Her Majesty's service
there" : to an estimate of 31l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated April 21 last by the Earl of Jersey, then
Lord Chamberlain, to same for the delivery of five umbrellas for the
Treasury Chambers at the Cockpit : to an estimate of 18l. Ibid.,
The like severally of six warrants of same date to same for the
following details respectively : viz.
5 umbrellas for the Chapel and Ante-room at St. James's : to
an estimate of 24l.
mending five pieces of Arras hangings called the "Story of Eneas"
and making two of the same depth with the rest and for oiling seven
bare hides : to an estimate of 90l.
covering six forms in St. George's Hall with crimson catface with
silk fringe : to an estimate of 70l.
two large trunks for her Majesty's Chapel at St. James's : to
an estimate of 7l.
a table, box and drawer, 3 stands and a glass of 48 inches : to an
estimate of 66l.
cleaning her Majesty's Bedchamber hangings at Windsor and
making three pieces of the same depth with the rest : to an estimate
of 70l. Ibid.
The like of a same by the Earl of Kent [Lord Chamberlain] dated
May 26 to same for particulars, detailed, for her Majesty's service
in her Withdrawing Room at Windsor viz. 18 square stools and 2
elbow chairs covered with green damask and trimmed with gold
oris lace with covers to them of fine shalloon : 3 window curtains
and valence trimmed suitable to the chairs with silk strings and
tassels to draw them up and plain cornishes to them. Likewise for
crimson damask hangings and 2 window curtains trimmed with
crimson silk lace for her Majesty's Drawing Room at Hampton
Court ; likewise for 4 crimson damask window curtains for 3 windows,
one very large and 2 lesser for her Majesty's Eating Room at Kensington ;
one umbrella more for the Chapel [Royal] at St. James's
and six for the Queen's Little House at Windsor : to an estimate of
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
for stay of process against Elizabeth Brawne, widow of Charles
Brawne, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Somerset. Ibid.,
Same by same to the Postmasters General to pay 2000l. to
Edmund Dummer as imprest towards charges in carrying on the
West India pacquet boats from Nov. 30 last. Money Book XVII,
Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett for half a year to 1704
Midsummer on his allowance in lieu of all termly and other fees
[for his work] in soliciting Crown suits &c. (Money order dated
July 4 hereon). Ibid., p. 161. Order Book VI, p. 126. Disposition
Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 1000l. to Bernard Smith in part of 3180l. for organs
ut supra p. 286. (Money order dated July 4 hereon). Money Book
XVII, p. 161. Order Book VI, p. 128. Disposition Book XVII,
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier
to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Thomas Jenkins as searcher of
Chichester port. Money Book XVII, p. 161.
Same for 20l. per an. to William Snow on his patent fee as Clerk
of the Nichels in the Exchequer Court loco Arnold Squibb gent
deceased : as from 1703-4 June 13. Ibid., p. 162.
Money order for 6387l. 5s. 5d. to Samuel Smethin, her Majesty's
goldsmith, for three bills of plate delivered into the Jewel Office for
her Majesty's service between 1703 June 25 and 1704 March 25.
Appending : particulars of said plate. (Money order dated July
7 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Sept. 18 hereon). Ibid., p.
162. Order Book VI, p. 154. Disposition Book XVII, p. 140.
Money order for 75l. to William Weket for 1704 June 24 quarter on
his allowance for his attendances and for necessaries for the Treasury
Office : and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters.
Order Book VI, p. 129. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Letter of direction for 400l. to Henry Boyle, Chancellor of the
Exchequer, for 1704 Midsummer quarter's salary : out of Civil List
500l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service : out of same.
Disposition Book XVII, p. 111.
Same for 11,948l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the
Land Tax, anno 1704 or on the One Third Additional Subsidy : and
is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, for
services as follows : viz.
for two months' subsistence May 24 last to
July 24 inst. to the additional men of Holt's
Regiment with the recruits and Officers here
the like for Col. Foxe's Regiment including
four Companies now on shore, one of which
the like for Col. Saunderson's Regiment including
four Companies on shore
the like for Col. Luttrell's Regiment including
two Companies from Turkey
the like for Major General Seymour's Regiment
the like for Lord Shannon's Regiment
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners
to imprest said money accordingly).
Ibid., pp. 111, 113.
Same for 795l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Fox : out of the like loans : and
is to be paid over as follows for the service of the 8000 men
in Portugal : viz.
to John Nutin, Paymaster of the Transports,
in full of [a bill for] 3600l. drawn on the said
Fox by Martin Tucker of Dublin on account
of the charge of transporting 1500 recruits
from thence to Portugal
for levy money of 34 men to be raised by
Farrington, Temple and Lalo in the room
of the like number delivered by them to
Mountjoy's and Brudenell's Regiments on
their going for Portugal
for the clothing delivered with the said men
and to be placed to the respective accounts
of Mountjoy and Brudenell's Regiments
Ibid., p. 112.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed
memorial [missing] of Sir Salathiel Lovell ("Mr. Recorder's")
relating to some abuses in signing certificates for [rewards to] the
apprehenders of house breakers and highwaymen. Out Letters
(General) XVII, p. 403.
Same to Mr. Sweet. The Lord Treasurer is informed that great
profit is made by exchange of the money remitted from Holland to
Germany or drawn from Germany to Holland [viz.] to the amount
of above 30 per cent. About a month ago his lordship directed
Mr. Fox to write to you for a particular account thereof, but
finds that Mr. Fox has not received it. His lordship expects
from you a very exact account of the profit made by the said exchange
and that without further delay : and a like account thereof from
time to time for the future. Ibid.
Same to Samuel Travers, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands ;
Auditor Edward Harley ; Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint ;
Isaac Newton, Esq., Master Worker of the Mint ; John Ellis, Comptroller
of the Mint ; Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk of the Mint and William
Clayton one of the Agents for Taxes ; to report on the cravings of
John Parkhurst and John Paskall for salary &c. between 27 June 1699
and 19 May 1703 as by the enclosed memorial [missing]. Ibid., p. 404.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a further royal
warrant for charging the respits on Col. William Evans' Regiment
between 24 Dec. and 24 April last with the sum of 480l. 8s. 0d. for
clothing for the men drafted out of his Regiment for Portugal :
the said Colonel having represented that the respits on the said
Regiment to March 13 last are not sufficient to answer the said sum,
see supra p. 298, infra p. 334. Ibid., p. 407.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of
Baldwin Malet of St. Audries [Watchet] co. Somerset, Receiver
General of Taxes for said County, anno 1703, shewing that since
Lady day last he delivered 13,000l. to Richard Veale of Exeter
merchant, he being reputed the most substantial man in those parts
for returning of moneys and having formerly returned several
considerable sums [for petitioner into the Exchequer] and had articles
and a bond from said Veale and four more substantial persons in
20,000l. but the said Veale has absconded : therefore praying three
weeks time to enable him to realise on the effects of said Veale and
his sureties. Reference Book VIII, p. 108.
Same to John Parkhurst of the petition of Edward Castle praying
payment of 54l. 6s. 8d. for stationery ware furnished to the Prize
Office by order of said Parkhurst and Mr. Pascall. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Lord Bophin
shewing that an Act of Parliament [1 Anne St. 2 c 18] passed for
granting the petitioner's estate upon payment of 25,000l. at three
several payments, and upon failure to be vested in the Crown : that
he has paid all but the last, but upon several payments of which
application of Lieut. Gen. Stewart the estate is re-vested in the
Crown by reason of the failure of the last payment : and her
Majesty hath directed that he [petitioner] shall not receive the
rents : therefore praying that said direction may be recalled and
that he may be left to law in respect to the debt owing to Lieut.
Gen. Stewart and Lady Purbeck. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of
Samuel Barnardiston and Arthur and Mary Barnardiston, children
of Arthur Barnardiston, deceased, shewing that their said father
supplied his father-in-law, Sir Richard Lloyd, deceased, with 13,980l.
9s. 8d. [for which] Lloyd assigned divers lands extended by Charles II
which were the lands of Alexander Butterworth et al ; but petitioners
found the whole estate insufficient to satisfy said debt and attempted
the recovery of the possession of the said extended lands but were
defeated by reason of some mistake in the patents of demise :
therefore praying that said patents may be amended. Reference Book
VIII, p. 109.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis
Smalley, merchant, of London, praying a licence to send a ship to
the Canary Islands for bringing thence in [the form of] wines part
of his estate, being all his subsistence [substance]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Roope of the petition of George
Boddington et al, owners of the ship Asia lost in her Majesty's service,
praying payment of 3280l. 11s. 4d. due for the hire of said ship.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Edward Ashe,
late Captain in the First Marine Regiment commanded by the
Marquess of Carmarthen, praying a recompence for his loss on clothing
60 men that were soon after reduced. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jo[h]n
Harris and Jo[h]n Pyne and Tristram Whitter, merchants of Exeter,
shewing that they were informed by the Deputy Collector [of Exeter
port] they might by the Act of Navigation import Canary wines
from Lisbon to England and did so in the ships Mary, Peace and
Sarah : therefore pray a non pros [to the proceedings against said
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Major General
Robert Feilding praying that the Exchequer Court in Ireland may
adjust and ascertain what remains unpaid of a debt of 25,500l. owing
to Lady Purbeck from the estate of Lord Clanrickarde and to apportion
same on Lord Bophin's lands vested in the Crown and that the said
Court may grant petitioner a custodiam of the said lands. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to
demand and take allowances or rewards as follows on passing
accounts and not otherwise either for themselves, their deputies,
clerks or substitutes for their labour, pains and expenses in stating,
examining, making, engrossing or preparing the respective
Prefixing : report to the Lord Treasurer by Henry Boyle,
Chancellor of the Exchequer and William Lowndes, Secretary to
the Treasury, concerning the nature of the several annual accompts
taken [audited] by the two Auditors of Imprests and of the rewards
to be allowed them (over and above their patent salaries) for the
labour and pains of them and their clerks therein : said report
setting out the schedule of said rewards or allowances under the
head of each class of declared account in detail viz., Navy, Forces,
Ordnance, Revenue accompts and casual accompts &c. as follows :
Navy : 12l. 10s. 0d. for each 100,000l.
Victualling : ditto.
Sick and Wounded and prisoners at War : 25l. for every 100,000l.
Transports : ditto.
Prizes : 50l. for Cash account ; 50l. for General account.
Forces : 10s. for every Troop and Company.
Chelsea Hospital : 40l.
Commissary of Provisions : 25l. for every 100,000l.
Ordnance : 240l.
Wardrobe : 51l. 6s. 8d.
Robes : 10l.
Chamber : 53l. 6s. 8d.
Works : 60l.
Lottery Pensions : 100l.
Malt Tickets : 25l. for every 100,000l.
Solicitors of the Treasury : 30l.
Exchequer Bills : 10s. for every 1000l.
Master of the Mint : 44l.
Warden of the Mint : 40l.
Post Office : 200l.
Wine Licences : 50l.
Hackney Coaches : 15l.
Pedlars : 20l.
Salt Duties : 25l. for Cash account and 25l. for General account.
Stamp Duties : ditto.
Customs : Cash account, 210l.
Customs : General account, 300l.
Coinage Duty : 10l. Cash account and 10l. General account.
Tobacco : 25l. for Cash and 25l. for General.
Wines and Vinegar : ditto.
East India goods, linens, silks, &c. : ditto.
Additional Impositions : ditto.
New Subsidy : ditto.
One Third Subsidy and Poundage on Prize Wines ; 20l. for Cash
account, and 20l. for General account.
Coals : Cash account, 25l.
" General account, 25l.
Duty on Cynders, 5l.
Four and a Half per cent Duty : 20l. for Cash account : 20l. for
Plantation Duties : 5l. for Cash account ; 5l. for General account.
Coffee, tea, &c. : 5l. whether Cash or General account.
Additional Imposition on East India goods : 10l. whether Cash or
Scotch linen and whale fins : 5l. whether Cash or General account.
French Duties : 10l. whether Cash or General.
French Tonnage : 5l. whether Cash or General.
Paper Duty : 5l. whether Cash or General.
several casual accounts :
Mr. Crawly, salvage money
Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber]
(for two years)
charge of Irish prisoners
Mr. Addison's account of oats provided for the army
sent into Ireland
Col. Venner's account of the Hospital in Ireland
Mr. Herne's account for cancelling Exchequer Bills
Mr. Ryley's account for 2 years of works done in
several parks and forests
accompts of the 5 country Mints for 2 years
accompt of the 5 Commissioners for coining ten
farthings : for eighteen months
accompts of the Commissioners for tobacco pipes, glass
and earthenweares for — years
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII., pp. 284-290.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Parkhurst to allow in
account to Peter Jennings, Agent for Prizes in America from 19 Nov.
1696 to January 1697-8, the charges expended by him in that service
in registering his commission amounting to 67l. 5s. 0d. and 3 per
cent. on his receipts which amounted but to 181l. 2s. 0d. But as to
the 100l. craved by him for his voyage, pains and agency you certify
that it was never the custom of the Commissioners of Prizes to give
allowances to any agents in foreign parts by way of yearly salary
but only a quantum meruit for the service they performed, which
was usually 2½ per cent. on the money they received for prizes : but
in regard the petitioner was at great trouble in putting matters into
a method, settling correspondences and acquainting himself with
the ways and ports of the country and had no sooner so done than
he was superseded and thereby deprived of the advantage he might
have expected therefore he may be allowed his charges in the service
and also 3 per cent. or something more than the common recompence.
Ibid., p. 293.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst for 1704 June 24 quarter
as porter at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book VI, p. 133.
Letter of direction for 6000l. to Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the
Household : out of Civil List moneys : upon account in part of what
is due to the servants of the Household for 1704 June 24 quarter.
Disposition Book XVII, p. 114.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare
a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 600l. [sic? for
3600l. see infra] to John Nutin as imprest towards the charge of 1500
recruits from Ireland to Portugal : as part of the charge of the 8000
men in Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 404.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to assign the sum of
3600l. for payment for a bill of exchange drawn on said Fox by
Mr. Martin Tucker of Dublin "who is to account with you for the
whole charge of transporting the said recruits." [This letter speaks
of the sum as 3600l. see supra]. Ibid., p. 406.
Treasurer Godolphin to the sheriff of co. Northampton to give
notice to all collectors [of taxes] of the revocation of Mr. Benjamin
Matthews' commission as Receiver General for cos. Northampton
and Rutland, he having received a considerable sum of public money
and not answered or paid same into the Exchequer. (The like letter
to the sheriff of Rutland). Ibid., p. 405.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of
Richard Crawley, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the
Admiralty, praying allowance for disbursements for fees &c. in his
account to March 25 last. Reference Book VIII, p. 110.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of William Clements, Doctor
of Laws, for [a grant of] the estate and effects of John Lewis who
lately died intestate, he being the nearest relation. Ibid., p. 111.
Same to Mr. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the
petition of John Hoskyn and Henry Chubb praying payment of
83l. expended in recovering the Crown's title to a parcel of land
in the manor of Bucklawren : further praying a fresh term in a
tenement in the village of Bucklawren to the petitioner Hoskyn.
Ibid., p. 112.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of
Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement in the manor of Carnedon
Prior called New Land and Clenacombe in order to a new lease
thereof to Edward Trelawney ; and likewise for a tenement in Upton
as in trust for Tobias Jones.
Prefixing : report by said Surveyor General on said Trelawney's
petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 294.
Money warrant for 25l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for a quarter
to 1703 June 24 for the repair of Cobb Pier.
25l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax for same quarter on their perpetuity.
Money Book XVII, pp. 22, 76.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord
Treasurer gives leave to Peregrine Bertie, one of the five undersearchers
of London port, to go into the country for a month upon
extraordinary occasions. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 405.
Royal warrant dated from St. James's to the Duke of Ormonde
for clearing to the day of their embarcation the Regiments of Col.
Henry Cunningham (when completed to six Troops) and Henry,
Earl of Donegal (when completed to 13 Companies) in order to their
transport forthwith from Ireland to Portugal. Out Letters (Ireland)
VIII, p. 324.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1704 June 24
quarter for keeping the several Registers of Loans in the Office of
the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VI, p. 133.
Same for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1704 Trinity term as Chief
Justice of Chester :
50l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell for same as Second Justice of Denbigh,
Flint and Montgomery and 50l. as Second Justice of Chester : for
same time :
75l. to Philip Neave as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen
and Cardigan [: for same time] :
75l. to Thomas Webb as second Justice of same : for same time :
75l. to William Banastre as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon
and Radnor : for same time :
75l. to Charles Cox as second Justice of same : for same time :
75l. to William Peisley as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon
and Anglesea [: for same time] :
75l. to Marmaduke Gwynn, for same as second Justice of same :
for same time. Order Book VI, pp. 134, 188. Disposition Book XVII,
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to give orders
to their officers at Portsmouth to visit the Earl of Galway's goods
in order to their transport to Portugal whither he is going to command
her Majesty's Forces. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 405.
Royal warrant dated Windsor to Charles Fox to charge the respits
on the Regiment of Col. William Evans between 1703 Dec. 25 and
April 24 last with the payment of the sum of 479l. 18s. 2d. for clothing
his drafts for Portugal : the said respits up to March 13 last (under
the royal warrant of March 27 last supra p. 293) being insufficient
to meet said sum. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 305.
Money order for 644l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally
Court for tallies of loan and other tallies levied and stricken by them
without fees for the service of the Crown from Michaelmas 1703
to Easter 1704, being 3625 tallies of loan on the Land Tax, Malt &c.
and 2822 tallies for annuities. (Money order dated July 10 hereon).
Money Book XVII, p. 167. Order Book VI, p. 132.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to
repay to officers of the Salt Duty of not more than 100l. per an.
salary the assessments on their salaries to the present Aid [2-3 Anne
c. 1.]. Money Book XVII, p. 167.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to the 12 Judges of England for last
Trinity term : and 275l. to the 11 Masters in Chancery for 1704
June 24 quarter. Disposition Book XVII, p. 115.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the
observations [missing] of Mr. Middleton upon the Statutes relating
to the [measure of the] wine gallon at Guildhall and dimensions of
casks. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 406.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant
to authorise Charles Fox to pay 2000l. to the Earl of Galway, Commander
in Chief of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, for providing
equipage in Portugal to enable him to take the field. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed petition [missing]
of Walter Stewart and James Campbell merchants praying
repayment of what they advanced for the pay and subsistence of two
Companies of Foot in New England under Capt. Larrimore and
Capt. Walton. Ibid., p. 407.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr.
Holbech complaining of delays in the prosecution of frauds discovered
by him. You are to prosecute same with all diligence. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. It is the Queen's
pleasure that the greenhouse at Kensington be made according to
Mr. Vanbrugh's alteration of the draft. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed letter [missing]
from Secretary Hedges recommending (for some small allowance
for his subsistence) Robert Clare who discovered the printer of the
libel called 'Legion' as also the person who brought the same to the
press. (fn. 1) Ibid., p. 408.
Same to Capt. Jones to give Mr. Gower, late keeper of Ludlow
Castle, a reasonable time for removing his family and effects from
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptrollers
of the Accounts of the Army enclosing the joint report [missing] of
Sir Joseph Tredenham and Mr. Blathwaite relating to the Regiments
under Lord Donegal, Lord Charlemont, Lieut. Gen. Erle and Col.
Hamilton which were lately employed in the West Indies. Please
make a state of what is due to the said Regiments on the 24th Dec.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer directed
that Mr. Johns and Mr. Robins should be equally concerned in the
Stamp Duties for all Devonshire. But Johns is confined only to a
share with Robins in the city of Exeter. Why have you not complied
with my Lord's order? Ibid., p. 409.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Prizes for an account
of the Vigo booty and the disposal thereof. Why has the same
not yet been finished? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 409.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for pay of two
chirurgeons at 10s. a day each and four mates at 5s. a day each for
the service of the Hospital in Portugal ; upon the proposal of the
Earl of Galway. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. What has obstructed the
perfecting of Anthony Sturt's accounts as late Cashier of the
Same to the Customs Commissioners to advise as the amount of
composition which Samuel Rickards may be admitted to on the
debt on Edward Parsons' Customs bonds for tobacco, for which
Rickards was surety. Ibid, p. 410.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition
and bills [missing] of John Hisenbuttle, joiner, and Josiah Kay
locksmith, praying payment of 137l. 10s. 0d. for making 27 presses
for the books of the Cotton Library. Ibid., p. 414.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant to authorise
Charles Fox to pay 5000l. for buying 1000 horses in Ireland to be sent
to Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 22.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to establish David Westrop (formerly waiter and searcher at
Bridlington in Hull port) as waiter and searcher at Whitby loco
Peter Warner transferred to Bridlington and since dismissed.
William Crouch (for many years employed as Inspector of the
River of Thames with an allowance of 60l. per an. and a pair of oars
at the like allowance payable by incidents) to be put on the establishment
of the port of London as the other Inspector is and his pay by
incidents to cease.
William Ogle a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port, and
William Leach a tidesman in the port of Chester to change places.
Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 321.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of Arthur North, of London, merchant, shewing that he has in six
years past paid near 40,000l. for Duties on tobacco and 5000l. [for]
a debt of his father's deceased (not having effects sufficient) which
latter he was not obliged to pay : that he is now indebted at the
Custom House in 2300l. which he is incapacitated to pay at present :
therefore praying time for payment upon giving unquestionable
security. Reference Book VIII, p. 110.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Butler praying payment
of 95l. 10s. 0d. for salary due to his late father as Customer of Boston
port and 43l. 8s. 6d. which his said father paid in 1690 and 1691 to
the Deputy Lieutenants for impressing seamen. Ibid.
Same to Edward Wilcox of the petition of Charles, Duke of Bolton,
Warden of New Forest co. Southants., for repair of the Decoy Pond
in said forest which is in danger of being totally destroyed. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of William Farn to be admitted
to purchase the extended estate of Edward Whitaker which he
discovered for the Crown at great expense to himself. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of
Capt. Robert Gardner praying that six months' subsistence to Dec.
24 next may be ordered for the Regiments of Handasyde and Livesay
in Jamaica. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas
Drake, constable of Milton Abbot co. Devon, shewing that on the
19th March 1701-2 he arrested John Jordan, an Excise officer, for
being disorderly but the Justice of Peace being ill and unable to act
the next day let him go and Jordan prosecuted petitioner for false
imprisonment, wherein petitioner has spent 60l. : therefore praying
that said sum may be repaid him by Jordan. Ibid., p. 111.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated Windsor Castle to the
Earl of Ranelagh to take care (in paying the arrears due to the out
pensioners of Chelsea Hospital under Wm. III) that no creditors of
the said out pensioners receive above two thirds of the arrears due :
and where there is two thirds or more due to several creditors who
have assignments that they be paid proportionably out of the said
two thirds : and that the [remaining one third] balance be paid to
the hands of the said pensioners or their executors. Warrants not
Relating to Money XVIII, p. 293.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for a constat of the
forfeited estate of [the Jacobite tallow chandler] Horton executed
[in 1697] for counterfeiting the coin. [See Luttrell, iv, 292, 296].
Ibid., p. 295.
Same by same to Auditor Brook Bridges to make up for declaration
Richard Crawley's account of Salvage money and other Perquisites
of Admiralty 1703 March 25 to 1704 March 25.
Prefixing : abstract of said account : total charge 3831l. 17s. 3d. ;
total discharge 3636l. 18s. 9½d. including 207l. 7s. 6d. paid to Sir
Paul Ricaut's executors for expenses in condemning East India
goods ; 688l. 6s. 0½d. to Sir Thomas Hardy for Salvage money for
retaking the Jufrow Helena from the enemy ; 1000l. paid to John
Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the
Admiralty ; 1495l. 12s. 3d. paid into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 308.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute
Edward Perrie as Agent for Prizes at Antigua and Montserrat loco
Jeffrey Duncomb who refuses to give security. Ibid., pp. 367, 370.
Same by same to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland,
to permit her Majesty's ship of war appointed for the service
of the kingdom of Ireland to take on board from time to time their
own provisions without paying any Duties for the same : it being
represented on behalf of the Captains of said ships that the insisting
upon said Duties will discourage the consumption of provisions there.
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 323.