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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.,
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.,
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.,
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 Wear and Tear, being intended to answer bills of
for the Victuallers, being also intended for bills of
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 :
to the Clerk of the House of Commons
to Auditor Harley
to the Secondaries in the Pipe Office
to the Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench
to the Surveyor of Greenwax
to the Poor of St. Michael's
to the Poor of Walbrook
to the Vicar of the Tower
to the Cambridge University for a preacher
to ditto for a Divinity Lecturer
to the Professor of Civil Law there
to Secretary Harley for Secret Service
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.,
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.
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,
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.,
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.
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
for the pay of the Garrisons for same time
for half a year's allowance for fire and candle
to June 24 last
for one quarter's allowance for Contingencies
to the same time
for the Companies at New York on account of
subsistence from March 24 last
for the Companies at Bermudas for six months'
subsistence in advance to Dec. 23 next
to ditto for their clearings from Dec. 25 to
April 24 last
for Col. Carpenter's Regiment for respits to
April 24 last [which respits were] removed
by warrant dated May 16 last
to the Earl of Essex's Regiment for respits to
Feb. 24 last, similarly removed June 3 last
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.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of William Gower
for payment of 67l. 13s. 2½d. expended by him in repairing Ludlow
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.
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,
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 :
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for soldiers for sea
to Col. Rivers' Regiment for 61 days' clearings
to June 24
to Lord Paston's and Col. Rooke's Regiments
on account of subsistence
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
for Col. Livesay's Regiment the like
for Col. Whetham's Regiment the like
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
to the Company [of Invalids] at Chester the
to the Company [of Invalids] at Tynemouth
to the Company [of Invalids] at Greenwich
to the Reduced Invalids for the same time
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,
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
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
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
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
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.