Warrant Book
July 1704, 21-31

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'Warrant Book: July 1704, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 311-325. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84553 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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July 1704, 21-31

July 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to allow interest at 5 per cent. on order No. 1707 for 100l. on the seventh 4s. Aid in the name of Charles Fox and by him assigned to Mrs. Mary Baron. Order Book VI, p. 140.
William Lowndes to the Commissary of Musters. In a memorial of the 15th inst. the Comptrollers of Army Accounts desire that all orders for leave or for detaching men out of one Regiment into another be entered with them to enable them to carry out their instructions and to prevent frauds in musters. You are to take care that all such orders be from time to time entered with the said Comptrollers. (The like letter to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, for the like entering of all orders for leave or detachments as also all orders for altering any part of the Establishment). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 413.
Same to Mr. William Borret returning his report on the petition of William Farris, relating to Mr. Whitaker's extended estate. Please report the value of the premises. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales to deliver to Mr. Colby, one of the Commissioners for Victualling, the deeds in your hands relating to the Hartshorn Brewhouse for perusal "by that [the Victualling] Board." Ibid., p. 414.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Antho. Vernatty gent. praying payment of 128l. 14s. 0d. for setting up lights in the Court of Requests and elsewhere for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament between 1703 Nov. 14 and 1704 April 13. Ibid., p. 418.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to make abatements to John Mascall, owner of the privateer Hoggback, William Thorp, commander ; to wit for damaged wines, he having taken the ship Bunch of Grapes upon the high seas from Nantes with 200 tuns of small Nantes white wine bound for Flanders and brought the same into Dover and landed the wine there by reason that she grounded on the bar and the said wines being all then small white wines and many of them decayed are not worth the Customs, there being an additional Duty of 15l. per tunn laid on all French prize wines the last Sessions of Parliament : "though it hath never been admitted into the practice of the Customs to make an abatement of the Duties in proportion to the original meanness or smallness of wines or other commodities by reason the same is a thing of most pernicious consequence to the revenue." Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 322.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 2318l. 15s. 5d. for items of salaries and incidents, detailed, in the account of the late Commissioners for the Duties on Glass (viz. Walter Whitfeild, John Bowles, Dalby Thomas and James Misson) which Duties expired 1 August 1699 : being for getting in the arrears thereof (amounting to 14500l.) after said expiry.
Prefixing : said Auditors' report on said cravings. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 322-4.
July 26. Money warrant for 290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple, senr., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for 1704 Lady day quarter's salaries to himself and clerks and officers of said Commission. (Money order dated July 14 [sic ? for 26] hereon).
2000l. to the Commissioners for Trade (Visct. Weymouth, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Phillip Meadows, William Blathwaite, John Pollexfen, George Stepney, Matthew Pryor and Robert Cecill) for same quarter's salaries. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XVII, p. 183. Order Book VI, p. 141. Disposition Book XVII, p. 190.
Same for 40l. to Richard Hill, for half a year to 1704 Lady day on his salary as Latin Secretary.
54l. 15s. 0d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, for same time on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of New Park at Richmond.
33l. 6s. 8d. to Brook Bridges for same time on his salary as one of the Auditors of Imprests.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esq. for 1704 Lady day quarter on his patent fee of 6s. 8d. a day as assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies.
750l. to Isabella, Duchess of Grafton, being 250l. for herself and 500l. for Charles, Duke of Grafton, for same quarter on their pensions.
20l. to John Pottenger, for half a year to same date on his salary as Comptroller of the Pipe.
75l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for 1704 Lady day quarter's fee or salary as Master of the Ceremonies and on his allowances in lieu of bills. (Money order dated July 29 for 25l. on said allowance in lieu of bills).
50l. to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for same quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites.
25l. to Ann Rogers for same quarter on her pension.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same on same.
25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for same on same.
50l. to the heirs of Col. Charles Fairfax for half a year to 1704 Lady day on their perpetuity.
50l. to the trustees for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man for same time on their pension or annuity.
50l. to Thomas Walker for 1704 Lady day quarter on his salary as housekeeper of her Majesty's Palace of Newmarket.
15l. 18s. 6d. to the Churchwardens of St. Magnus London for three quarters to 1704 Lady day on the perpetuity for their poor.
40l. to John Tucker for 1704 Lady day quarter on his salary as Keeper of the Paper Office.
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for same quarter's salary as Library Keeper to her Majesty.
50l. to Amias Hext for half a year to 1704 Lady day on his pension.
1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for 1704 Lady day quarter on her annuity.
150l. to Sir Francis Windham for same on same.
100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Ann Windham for same on same.
150l. to James Gastigny for same on his annuity.
250l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council (Sir John Nicholas, William Blathwaite, John Povey and Edward Southwell) for same quarter's salaries.
100l. to same for same quarter for attendance on the business of the Commission of Trade.
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary, his wife, for same quarter on their fee or salary[as Housekeeper and wardrobekeeper of Kensington].
50l. 3s. 9d. each to Samuel Powell, Reginald Ryley, Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst, Edmund Williamson, John Templer, Benj. Gregg, Daniel Gardner, and Matthew Hutton for half a year to 1704 Lady day on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as Serjeants-at-Arms and 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Thomas Charnock for 1704 Lady day quarter on same as a same.
125l. to Thomas Lane for 1704 Lady day quarter on his pension.
150l. 1s. 5½d. to the officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for same quarter on their several fees.
48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for same quarter on his fees of 20 marks per an. and 10s. a day as Knight Harbinger.
10l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell co. Notts. for one year to 1704 Lady day on a perpetuity.
74l. 2s. 8d. to Michael Studholme, Keeper of her Majesty's Roads &c., for three quarters to 1703 Sept. 29 on his patent fee of 2s. a day and his riding charges allowance of 3s. 4d. a day. (Money order dated Aug. 18 for 46l. 6s. 8d. on his said riding charges allowance for said time).
45l. to Jane Browning for three quarters to 1704 Lady day on her pension.
26l. 13s. 4d. to William Jones for half a year to same date on his several fees of 40l. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Apothecary of her Majesty's Household.
50l. to the executors of Dr. John Wallis and to William Blencow for half a year to same date on their allowance for deciphering. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon).
20l. to Robert Bertie for 1704 Lady day quarter on the pension for the life of Mary Cock.
85l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieut. Governor of Bermudas, for same quarter on his several allowances.
343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for same quarter as Master of the Hawks.
105l. 13s. 4d. to the officers of the Exchequer Court (the Treasurer's Remembrancer's clerks, John Taylor first Secondary in that office, Charles Battely second Secondary there, William East, clerk of the Estreats in the Common Pleas, Thomas Marriot, clerk of the Pleas in the Exchequer Court) on their respective fees, detailed.
455l. to John, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby for 1704 Lady day quarter on his allowance of 4s. a day in lieu of diet and his fee of 20s. a day as Lord Privy Seal.
25l. to John Dolben and Richard Cann, clerks of the Fines at Ludlow, for 1¼ years to 1704 Lady day on their fee.
250l. to Montague, Earl of Abingdon for 1704 Lady day quarter on his fee or salary as Constable of the Tower of London.
30l. to Dr. Green for three quarters to 1704 Lady day as Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge.
12l. 10s. 0d. to Emanuel College, Cambridge, for same time on their perpetuity.
31l. 5s. 10d. to the officers of the Revels (Charles Killigrew, Master of the Revels ; L'Estrange Symes, Comptroller of the Revels ; Henry Harris, Yeoman of the Revels) for one year to 1704 Lady day on their salaries.
45l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for 1704 Lady day quarter on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle. (The Disposition Book entry puts this sum as 40l. 10s. 0d.)
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for same quarter on his pension.
20l. to the Corporation of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness for half a year to 1704 Lady day on their perpetuity granted by Hy. VII.
30l. to Thomas Noy for same on his fee as Doctor of Physic and Reader of same in the University of Oxford.
25l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for 1704 Lady day quarter on their annuity for repair of the Cobb there.
15l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for one year to 1704 June 24 on their perpetuity.
13l. 6s. 8d. to the University of Oxford for same time on the perpetuity for the Lady Margaret Divinity Lecturer.
17l. 10s. 0d. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for 1¾ years to 1704 to Sept. 29 on their perpetuity. (Money warrant dated July 6 probably a slip for July 26).
15l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for 1704 Lady day quarter for the French Ministers in the Savoy. (Cancelled see infra p. 319 under date July 31). Money Book XVII, pp. 184-194, 196-198, 200, 202, 206, 208, 210, 211, 218, 221, 229, 231, 243, 273, 275, 280, 285, 296. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 119-120. Order Book VI, pp. 143, 149. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 315.
Money warrant for 25l. to Simon Harcourt, Clerk for the Crown in the Queen's Bench, for half a year to 1704 Lady day on his allowance for managing criminal prosecutions. (Money order dated July 29 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 185. Order Book VI, p. 143.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office for 1704 June 24 quarter : total 610l. 4s. 3¼d. Money Book XVII, p. 188.
Warrant by same to the Salt Commissioners to allow 65l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Orchard, collector of Exeter port, for damaged salt allowed by him to John Hornbrook, merchant, on salt imported at Exeter 1699-1700 Jan. 22. Ibid., p. 190.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 178l. 8s. 9d. in account to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills for one year's interest, detailed, from 1703 April 30 to 1704 April 30. Ibid., p. 208.
Same by same to auditor Brook Bridges to allow 40l. in account to Edward Seymour for one year to 1703 Sept. 29 as Clerk of the Hanaper : to wit for the charge of passing his said account. Ibid., p. 229.
Money warrant for 10l. to Charles Whitaker for 1704 Lady day quarter's salary as Foreign opposer in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XVI, p. 461. Disposition Book XVII, p. 119.
Same for 30l. to Thomas Boucher, Doctor of Civil Law and Professor of same in the University of Oxford, for three quarters to 1704 Lady day on his fee. Money Book XVIII, p. 67.
Same for 25l. to the Duke of Devonshire for 1704 Lady day quarter's salary as Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent North. Money Book XVII, p. 411.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay 5 per cent. interest on 11 orders for in all 14,000l. on the seventh 4s. Aid made out in the name of John Howe [as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : the same being assigned by him to the Bank of England]. (Order struck through). Order Book VI, p. 139.
Same by same to same to innovate two lost orders Nos. 690 and 691 in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton as Treasurer of the Navy, being lost or mislaid as by the affidavit of Baptist Nunn (to whom the said orders have been assigned by the said Littleton). Ibid., p. 140.
The like for an order No. 3414 for 500l. on the fourth 4s. Aid made out in the name of Edward Russel. Ibid., p. 144.
Money order for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker, and Richard Shoreditch) for 1704 June 24 quarter on their salaries. Ibid., p. 141.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to procure the further sum of 40,000l. to be advanced on tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Land Tax, anno 1704, at 5 per cent. interest. Disposition Book XVII, p. 117.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment as follows out of the abovesaid 40,000l. reserving the balance in the Navy Treasurer's hands for the Lord Treasurer's direction : viz.
£
for Wages 20,000
for Wear and Tear, being intended to answer bills of exchange 6,000
for the Victuallers, being also intended for bills of exchange 10,000
£36,000
Ibid., p. 118.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe ; for the service of the said Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 118.
Same for 300l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Signr. Verrio in further part for painting the Great Drawing Room at Hampton Court, upon which account he has already received 800l. (William Lowndes to the Paymaster of the Works dated July 26 to so pay same). Ibid.
Same for the following : out of Civil List moneys :
£ s. d.
to the Clerk of the House of Commons 10 0 0
to Auditor Harley 33 6 8
to the Secondaries in the Pipe Office 20 0 0
to the Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench 25 0 0
to the Surveyor of Greenwax 312 10 0
to the Poor of St. Michael's 12 4 0
to the Poor of Walbrook 17 5 0
to the Vicar of the Tower 10 0 0
to the Cambridge University for a preacher 5 0 0
to ditto for a Divinity Lecturer 10 0 0
to the Professor of Civil Law there 30 0 0
to Secretary Harley for Secret Service 500 0 0
Ibid., pp. 119-20.
William Lowndes to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, to procure 30,000l. to be advanced at 5 per cent. on the 50,000l. tallies and orders remaining in your hands on this year's Land Tax. (Same dated same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to apply said money, when so advanced, towards this year's land service of the Ordnance). Ibid., p. 120.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to recommend some fit person as Receiver General of this year's Land Tax for co. Somerset loco Mr. Mallet. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 412.
Same to Mr. Burchet. Is there any impediment to the paying of Capt. Littleton his proportion of the prizes by him taken? Ibid., p. 414.
Same to Sir Stephen Evance and partners. The Lord Treasurer will receive at his lodgings in Windsor Castle, on Monday morning next proposals, for remitting 100,000l. to Amsterdam, one third at 30 days, two thirds at 60 days. (The like notice to Mr. Herne and partners, to Sir Henry Furnese and to Mr. Turton). Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for two additional engineers for Portugal as proposed by the Earl of Galway. Ibid., p. 415.
Same to Auditor Shales for an account of what has been charged annually for the Crown's tenths of the profits arisen by the lead mines at Grinton, Whiteside [Whitaside], Harkaside [Harkerside] and Fremington co. Yorks. which are in lease to Mr. Tushingham. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Thruppe, a Spanish merchant [a merchant to Spain], shewing that there is a considerable sum due to him from the inhabitants of the city of Malaga which most of them offer to pay in wines and fruits : therefore praying leave to buy an English prize ship in that port and lade her with the said wines and fruits. Reference Book VIII, p. 112.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Thomas Doleman and Richard Brathwaite, Customers of Newcastle port, praying revocation of the Treasury warrant for the payment of 20l. per an. out of their salaries to the Collector of said port, "alleging the duty of Collector is in great part done by the Customer." Ibid., p. 113.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Stevenson, late a Collector of Excise, shewing that he stands charged with a considerable sum by the Excise Commissioners for bills sent by him to them and detained by them and returned to him 15 months after when the parties who drew same were broke and gone off, and also by other claims not allowed to him in his account : that on a previous reference he was unable to make out that he had not received the money on the said bills, having lost the same ; but he has lately found one of the said bills for 100l. : therefore prays to be referred to the said Commissioners. Ibid., p. 115.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant by the Earl of Kent [Lord Chamberlain], countersigned by Elias de Rit, dated June 27 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe of a fine Barbary mat 3¾ yards long and 2¾ yards wide for her Majesty's Chapel Closet at Windsor : to an estimate of 3l. 10s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 290.
Same by same of a same dated July 22 to same for the delivery to same of items detailed (6 mattress, 6 fustian quilts and 6 bolsters) for her Majesty's service in progresses : to an estimate of 24l. Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hubbald on his accounts as late Paymaster of the Train of Artillery in Ireland : his said accounts being before the auditors but not finished by reason of the many small articles contained therein. Ibid., p. 298.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Laurence, Earl of Rochester, of a piece of ground called the Stable Yard now in his tenure near the northern part of St. James's Park in St. Martins in the Fields, containing 1 rod 21 perches and separated from the piece of land called the Wilderness alias the Grove of Elms on the south by a wall and abutting east on Old Spring Garden and west on Warwick House and north on the wall of said park adjoining the way leading from Charing Cross to Pall Mall.
Prefixing : (a) royal warrant dated Windsor Castle, July 22 to Treasurer Godolphin for said lease : (b) surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 299-300, 310.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's, June 15 last, for the delivery to Capt. Norris, Commander of her Majesty's ship Orford, and to the said ship's Company of a moiety of the St. Nicholas prize and her lading seized by them in Guernsey on the 8th May 1702 : as if she had been taken on the high seas. Ibid., pp. 300-1.
July 27. William Lowndes to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to procure 50,000l. to be advanced at 5 per cent. on the tallies and orders in your hands on this year's Land tax : and thereout to apply 17,937l. 6s. 11¾d. for services as follows in accordance with your memorial of the 22nd inst. : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons, anno 1704
for 61 days' clearings for the Troops and Regiments in England from 25 April last to 24 June last 10163 2 0
for the pay of the Garrisons for same time 2433 16
for half a year's allowance for fire and candle to June 24 last 950
for one quarter's allowance for Contingencies to the same time 1767
for the Companies at New York on account of subsistence from March 24 last 1820
for the Companies at Bermudas for six months' subsistence in advance to Dec. 23 next 328 18 0
to ditto for their clearings from Dec. 25 to April 24 last 72 7 11
for Col. Carpenter's Regiment for respits to April 24 last [which respits were] removed by warrant dated May 16 last 257 14 0
to the Earl of Essex's Regiment for respits to Feb. 24 last, similarly removed June 3 last 144 8 4
£17937 6 11¾
The balance of the said 50,000l. is to be applied for subsistence of the Guards and Garrisons as there shall be occasion "which you will please to represent by memorial to the Lord Treasurer from time to time."
Disposition Book XVII, p. 123.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. You have presented Thomas Farrow as surveyor of Sunderland port loco Thomas Browne deceased. The Lord Treasurer is inclined to give that place to Mr. Eden. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 414.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Driver, shipwright, praying a reward for discovering and making out the Queen's title to several quantities of timber in Rockingham Forest. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Crosse et al, traders to the Canary Islands, praying liberty to send two ships to bring home the great effects they have there to enable them to pay their debts to her Majesty and to subsist their families. Reference Book VII, p. 111.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Benedict Errington senr., a close prisoner in Newcastle gaol for 1000l. owing for salt Duties, praying to compound at 2s. in the £ in view of his poverty. Ibid., p. 112.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Charles Villiers and Katherine Villiers, executrix of Geo. Villiers, shewing that they are prosecuted on a bond given by Geo. Visct. Grandison and Henry, Earl of Suffolk, to James II for 790l., being a debt due from Andrew Barry and Edward Salter ; that the estates of the said Visct. Grandison hath been all applied to the payment of his debts : therefore praying to be discharged from the said debt which is above 18 years' standing and the petitioner Katherine having lost her husband in her Majesty's service. Ibid.
July 28. Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of William Gower for payment of 67l. 13s. 2½d. expended by him in repairing Ludlow Castle. Ibid.
July 29. Money order for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie for 1704 Lady day quarter on his allowance of 600l. per an. as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. Order Book VI, p. 143. Disposition Book XVII, p. 119.
William Lowndes [to the Customs Commissioners] to present William Gill for some place in the Customs. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 415.
Treasury reference to John Parkhurst of the petition of John Edgecombe and Roger Mills, security for William Tom deceased, Receiver of Prizes at Plymouth ; praying payment of 23l. due on the said Tom's account, and that their surety bonds may be delivered up. Reference Book VIII, p. 112.
July 31. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of Wales, to make out debentures to the Receivers of Crown Revenues of North and South Wales for paying 30l. to William Gower, late Keeper of Ludlow Castle, for fuel consumed in airing the goods there during the time he had the custody thereof. Money Book XVII, p. 189.
Money warrant for 30l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for half a year to 1704 June 24 on the annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy. Ibid., p. 191.
Money warrant for 31l. 9s. 10½d. to Edward Clavell for the surplusage on his account to 1703 Sept. 29 as sheriff of co. Dorset, arising by payment of reward for the arrest of Richard Harris, a robber on the highway. (Money order dated Sept. 13 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 200. Order Book VI, p. 162. Disposition Book XVII, p. 137.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver and the Auditor of Crown Revenues of the Principality of Wales for payment of the fee of 6l. 1s. 8d. per an. to Sir Roger Mostyn as Comptroller of the Fines for the counties of Chester, Flint and Carnarvon and Constable of Flint Castle. Money Book XVII, p. 202.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to allow interest at 5 per cent. on 22 orders for in all 30,000l. on the seventh 4s. Aid made out in the name of Charles Bertie [as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance and by him assigned to the Bank of England]. Order Book VI, p. 142.
William Lowndes to Mr. Povey to pay into the Exchequer forthwith all the money remaining in your hands as part of the imprest moneys received from the Navy Treasurer on account for the charge of Sick and Wounded during the late war with France. Disposition Book XVII, p. 120.
Letter of direction for 13,126l. 1s. 4d. to John How [as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] : out of loans in the Exchequer on the seventh 4s. Aid and the one Third Tunnage and poundage : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for soldiers for sea service
to Col. Rivers' Regiment for 61 days' clearings to June 24 445 0 11
to Lord Paston's and Col. Rooke's Regiments on account of subsistence 1300
for Col. Handasyde's Regiment upon account for six months' subsistence from June 25 last to Dec. 23 next according to muster rolls lately returned from the West Indies 3576 17 9
for Col. Livesay's Regiment the like 3573 16 9
for Col. Whetham's Regiment the like 3498 18 3
in further part of 5000l. for the support of the Invalids
to the Companies [of Invalids] at Windsor for 61 days' pay to June 24 last 125 6 1
to the Company [of Invalids] at Chester the like 130 7 9
to the Company [of Invalids] at Tynemouth the like 130 7 9
to the Company [of Invalids] at Greenwich the like 125 6 1
to the Reduced Invalids for the same time 220
£13126 1 4
Ibid., p. 121.
Same for 6711l. 10s. 3½d. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : upon account to satisfy and clear to June 24 last the several establishments or lists of pensions and allowances payable by him. Ibid., p. 121.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign (out of this year's funds in the hands of the Navy Treasurer) 1400l. to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners of War : three fifths thereof to be charged to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualls : and is to be applied to the payment of her Majesty's allowance for subsistence to the prisoners of war in money according to a proposal made by the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded dated 21 June last to prevent any complaints from France relating to the victuals provided for the subsistence of their prisoners here : and is to be reckoned from Aug. 1. (Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to take care that the said sum be applied accordingly). Ibid., p. 122.
Letter of direction for 550l. to John Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] : out of moneys in the Exchequer of the 25 per cent. on French goods : and is to be applied to clear what is due to the officers and soldiers of the Royal Hospital near Chelsea to Dec. 25 last : according to said Howe's memorial of the 26th inst. Ibid., p. 124.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Mr. Howe to pay as follows for six months' subsistence to the Forces in the West Indies from June 25 last to Dec. 31 next, the same being computed according to the last muster rolls to hand : viz. 3576l. 17s. 9d. to Col. Handasyde's Regiment; 3573l. 16s. 9d. to Col. Livesay's ; 3498l. 12s. 9d. to Col. Whetham's : all in order to avoid the prejudice to her Majesty's service if the subsistence money should be kept back till the relative muster rolls are returned, seeing that the said rolls cannot arrive till a considerable time after the same are taken and made up there. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 415.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Michael Studholme, Keeper of her Majesty's Roads [and Guide of her Royal person in all her progresses], for payment of 135l. for repairing her Majesty's roads from 1701 Dec. 25 till the time the annual allowance for the said roads was to cease. Ibid., p. 416.
Same to Mr. St. John [as Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for three months' pay to be advanced to Richard Peare, master chyrurgeon and his four mates for the Hospital in Portugal, to enable them to prepare for their voyage. Ibid.
Same to the bishop of Exeter enclosing the Stamps Commissioners' report [missing] relating to Mr. Johns, their [stamps] distributor for the city and county of Exeter. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] relating to a pernicious trade carried on in the Canary Islands by Robert Raworth and Mr. Maxy upon a general licence obtained from her Majesty for all her subjects to bring home their effects from thence "which they have diverted to the said use by concealing her Majesty's gracious intentions to other her subjects who have effects in those islands." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 416.
William Lowndes to Capt. Upton [? Richard Upton, Commander of the Customs smack at Falmouth see supra Tr. CaL Vol. XVII, p. 211]. The Lord Treasurer has received many complaints against you and although it was intended that your commission should continue till Michaelmas next, if you give any further occasion of complaint he will immediately determine same. Ibid., p. 417.
Same to Mr. St. John [as Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for allowing the respits of 77l. 15s. 6d. on the servants of Lieut. Col. Francis Gore. Major Walter Levyson and Capt. John Hoare from 1703 Aug. 25 to Dec. 25 the same being contrary to the methods of the Army, according to the report from yourself and Sir Joseph Tredenham on their memorial. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Adams (an extraordinary tidesman and boatman at Portsmouth) as tidesman and boatman in fee there loco Walter Edwards, who has quitted the service.
Tho. Trehearne as same ibid. loco John Somers deceased.
William Richards as tidesman in fee at Bideford loco William Broad deceased.
Richard Brickhill (a tidesman in Whitehaven port) as waiter and searcher at Parton. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 323.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Lewis Oliver for a Surveyor's place of the Duties on Houses &c., he being recommended by Sir Humphrey Mackworth and Mr. Vaughan. Reference Book VIII, p. 112.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of the late Commissioners of Glass Duties praying to be allowed the cravings in their account "which they say is not half of the expenses they have been at." Ibid., p. 123.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, and John Waiters, Comptroller of the accounts thereof, to make the following allowances to the agents at home and abroad employed in taking care of the said Rights and Perquisites viz. 5 per cent. to agents employed in foreign parts out of the gross produce arising by the sale at the candle of all such ships and goods as shall fall under their respective care and management and shall be condemned as entire perquisites of the Admiralty "exclusive of Tenths and Salvage money in which cases the said agents are constantly satisfied by the persons who pay those Duties" :
and 6d. in the £ in like manner to everv agent employed in the home ports :
the said Dodd and Warters having by their joint memorial of the 17th inst. submitted a statement of the bills and demands of the said agents, representing therein that the foreign agents on transmitting their accounts do deduct 10 per cent. for their care and pains which you, Dodd and Warters think is too much, and that the Prize Office allows 5 per cent. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 301-2.
Same by same to the Receipt to take care (in making out the particular imprest certificates for any Paymaster of the Forces) that they be made distinctly as to the money issued to them for the service of each individual year and in the certificates to express the total issues where distinct services are mentioned : all by reason that in the Acts for granting Aids several sums are particularly appropriated for the Forces in England and Abroad and distinct orders have been accordingly drawn for the same and significations from time to time sent to the Exchequer for issues thereupon accordingly, to the intent the accounts of the applications thereof may be kept separate from the money granted for the service of any other year ; and it seems reasonable to the Lord Treasurer for the better and more clear accounting for each year's appropriation for the Forces that all the issues to the several Paymasters thereof for the service of each individual year should be contained in separate and distinct imprest certificates.
It is intended that this order shall not in the least interfere with the ancient usuage of making out the General Imprest Certificates half yearly which are to contain all the moneys imprested to every accountant as formerly. Ibid., p. 302.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests ("in pursuance of a power to me given in this behalf by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament entitled an Act [2-3 Anne c. 11] for better charging several accomptants with interest moneys by them received and to be received") to give allowance and discharge to Charles Bertie, in his account for the year ended 1699 June 30 as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, of the sum of 1003l. 18s. 8d. surcharged on him by the Auditor of the Receipt for interest received on tallies and orders amounting to 52,898l. 2s. 0d. on the 1,651,702l. 15s. 0d. Aid [the Twelve Months assessment of 2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2 c. 1] delivered to him by Edward, Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy : all by reason that no part of said interest nor any consideration or advantage in lieu thereof did come to the said Bertie but that same was assigned to the creditors of the Ordnance.
Prefixing : (a) certificate by Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] that he has examined the vouchers for the abovesaid sums of 25,000l. and 27,898l. 2s. 0d. making together 52,898l. 2s. 0d. on said Aid (as also for the sum of 15,000l. on like orders on Two Thirds Additional Excise received by said Bertie from Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Irish Forces) and finds that the said interest was received thereon : which item he therefore adds and surcharges to the account of said Bertie according to the directions of the Act 12 Wm. III c. 11 § 25 for the said 52,898l. 2s. 0d. but that "as to the aforesaid sum of 15,000l. I cannot pursue the directions of the Act of Parliament in the examination thereof, the Register being not yet discharged and the orders remain in the hands of the respective proprietors and not in the Exchequer."
(b) Schedule of said interest on said individual orders.
(c) Certificate by Christopher Musgrave, Clerk of the Ordnance, and (d) affidavit by said Bertie that said tallies and orders ("tallies and orders of fictitious loans") amounting to 52,898l. 2s. 0d. were all the tallies and orders which during the late war with France were delivered to him by any Navy Treasurer for the use of the Ordnance and that no interest thereon came to him before the same were paid to several artificers between 1691 April 23 and May 23 and between 1691 Oct. 2 and 1691-2 Jan. 23 pursuant to the orders of the Board of Ordnance with the interest thereon to enable them to discount the same at easier terms : and so similarly on the 10th January 1691-2 for the 15,000l.
(e) Certificate by Brook Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, Edward Hubbald, late agent to the said Bertie, paid away the said tallies and orders. He is too old and infirm to be examined. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 303-7.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to auditor Brook Bridges to make allowances of items to a total of 155l. 4s. 0d. in the account of Richard Crawley for the year 1703 March 25 to 1704 March 25 as Receiver of Salvage Money and other Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty.
Prefixing : report of the Auditors of Imprests on said account Ibid., p. 309.
Report by same to the Queen on the petition of Hester Presgrave ; said petition shewing that her husband Robert Presgrave was employed as a clerk to Guy Palmes, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, and misapplied some of the cash within his charge and was before the opening of the present war retired into France and continued there for some time until he could find an opportunity of removing thence which he did and hath since made satisfaction to Mr. Palmes for all matters between them and gotten a release from him ; therefore praying a pardon for him and royal licence to repair hither.
Hereon the Lord Treasurer reports that he has no objection to such royal licence to Presgrave to repair to England in order to make a discovery how matters were transacted at the Exchequer concerning the money which was wanting in the office of said Palmes. If he should make an ingenuous confession thereof to the end the like evil practices may be the better prevented for the future I propose a pardon to him. Ibid., p. 310.
Warrant by same to the Salt Commissioners to supersede the process and extent against Michael Hall on his salt Duty debt of 753l. 6s. 8d. as surety for Francis Partis, Mathias Partis, and John Woosley : on his paying down 83l. 6s. 8d. : the said Partis et al having been admitted to a composition of 6s. 8d. in the £ but having neglected to pay the composition money, whereupon their securities and said Hall's goods have been seized to the value of 83l. 6s. 8d. Ibid., p. 312.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Thomas Smith for renewal for the lives of himself and William Fitzmorris of his office of Ranger of Phœnix Park "and a piece of ground annexed thereto" which he now enjoys during the lives of William Fowns and Henry Petty. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 325.