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August 1704, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: August 1704, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 325-337. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84554 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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August 1704, 1-15

Aug. 1. Money order for 200l. and 300l. to Sir Bevil Granville for one quarter due July 25 last on his allowances of 800l. and 1200l. per an. as Governor of Barbados. Order Book VII, p. 145.
[? Aug. 1]. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay or allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on three orders for in all 20,000l. on the seventh 4s. Aid, drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton [as Treasurer of the Navy] and by him assigned respectively to Sir Stephen Evance for 5000l. and to the Bank of England for 15,000l. Ibid, p. 144.
Aug. 1. William Lowndes to Mr. Newport. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave to go out of town for a month or six weeks. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 416.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Francis Godolphin, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, for delivery of his bonds, he having duly discharged himself of that office. Reference Book VIII, p. 113.
Aug. 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to deliver to the other three Tellers of the Receipt the Queen's treasure in the office of Sir Christopher Musgrave, lately deceased, late one of the four Tellers. Money Book XVII, p. 191.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. The Queen has passed a commission under the great seal for enquiring into the complaint of the Mohegan Indians of the Colony of Connecticut in New England. You are to attend the Committee for Trade for their [the said Committee's] orders to whom to deliver same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 417.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Franklin (one of reduced number of extraordinary tidesmen London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid, loco John Bland deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 323.
Aug. 3. Same by same to the Receipt to pay or allow 5 per cent. interest on six orders for in all 3700l. drawn in the name of Charles Fox on seventh 4s. Aid and by him assigned respectively to John Wyndebank, William Clayton, William Meade and Richard Powys. Order Book VI, p. 144.
Money order for 50l. to Sir David Mitchell for 1704 Lady day quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. Ibid., p. 146.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren. It is the Queen's pleasure that you prepare a draft of the alterations you think proper to be made in the Inner Court at St. James's, to wit where the Prince's chapel and Lord De la Warr's lodgings are, and to wait upon her Majesty with same as soon as possible. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 417.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to pay Capt. James Littleton his share of the French East India prize called the Star of the East notwithstanding the stop in my letter of Oct. 11 last supra Tr. Cal. vol. XVIII, p. 418 : the said Commissioners having no information in their books of any embezzlement exhibited in their office against the said Littleton ; the occasion of the said stop being from somewhat Sir George Rook said at the [Admiralty] Board, but none of the Officers or men of Capt. Littleton's ship having applied in relation to the plunder, the Lord Admiral's Council do not think it reasonable that Littleton should be longer kept out of his share on that score : and the assistant Solicitor of the Customs having certified the Lord Treasurer that no information is entered there against the said Capt. Littleton upon account of running or embezzling any goods out of the said prize. Ibid., p. 418.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Peirce to be appointed Receiver [sede vacante] of the temporalities of the bishopric of St. Davids loco Mr. Lucy. Reference Book VIII, p. 112.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Aaron Goodyear for employment in the Customs, he having been bred a merchant. Ibid., p. 113.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Henry Lane concerning a shortage on salt which he shipped [by coast cocquet] on board the York of Dartmouth and which was seized at Plymouth and condemned in the Exchequer Court for shortage "all which was occasioned by carrying the salt on board in open lighters in rainy weather and not having the ordinary allowance for wastage :" therefore praying the Queen's share of said salt and allowance or debentures for the Duty thereon. Ibid.
Aug. 4. Royal sign manual dated St. James's for 150l. to Sir Bevill Granville for half a year's rent of Mote Park to June 24 last. (Money warrant dated Aug. 14 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 306. Order Book VI, p. 147. Disposition Book XVII, p. 142.
Royal warrant to the Postmasters General to appoint a Deputy Postmaster at Edinburgh during the term of three years from date hereof, and no longer ; with a salary of 100l. per an. to be payable out of the revenue of the Post Office of England : in accordance with the royal sign manual of 1701-2 Jan. 21 made upon a memorial from the said Postmasters in Jan. 1701-2 which memorial represented the many inconveniences they suffered by the Post Renters [farmers] there running much in arrear for the port of letters sent from England and the great difficulty of recovering same : whereupon William III by his said sign manual authorised the appointment of such a Deputy Postmaster and George Main was thereupon appointed for three years only, which term is now near expired and the renewal thereof will be very much to our service.
The Postmasters General are hereby also authorised to defalk out of the twopences to be received in England for the account of the Post Renters of Scotland as well the port of the letters and pacquets of the Secretary of Scotland [sent] upwards to London as also the riding charges of all flying pacquetts to and from them [the said Secretary] between the town of Berwick and any part of England. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 310-11.
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer for an exact account of all fees claimed or taken by you on passing the accompts of any accomptants in which your office is any ways concerned. (The like letter to the Queen's Remembrancer). (The like to the Clerk of the Pipe). Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 417, 418.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Hodson shewing that he is seized of one third of the coal mines in Benwell commonly called Stumplewood Head alias Stumblewood Head, Crossflatt, Les Meadowfeild and Le Goreflatt in co. Northumberland and has been at vast charge in working same but till late has not made the rent thereof : therefore prays to compound the arrears of rent, being willing to pay it in future. Reference Book VIII, p. 120.
Aug. 5. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces in England, to take off the respits of 77l. 15s. 6d. from Lieut. Col. Francis Gore, Major Walter Leveson, and Capt. John Hoare of the Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Col. Geo. Carpenter, being for their servants between 25 Aug. and 25 Dec. 1703 : all by reason that contrary to the methods of the Army the Deputy Commissary had respited the servants of some Officers who were present at the musters and of others who were absent by leave. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 309.
Money order for 100l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council for 1704 Lady day quarter on their allowance for the dispatch of the business of the Commissioners of Trade. Order Book VI, p. 145.
Aug. 6. William Lowndes to Mr. Breton. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave to go out of town for a month. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 430.
Aug. 7. Money warrant for 20l. to Matthew Buchanan for his passage money to New York, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 194. Order Book VI, p. 149.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to order John Brewer, their Receiver General, to pay 10,000l. into the Exchequer out of the Queen's share of prizes : for a public service that immediately requires the same. Money Book XVII, p. 194.
Money warrant for 237l. 10s. 0d. to the Mayor of Macclesfield for 4¾ years from 1699 Sept. 29 to 1704 June 24 on the allowance of 50l. per an. for a preacher, formerly payable out of the Crown rents of co. Chester : now payable out of the Exchequer by the privy seal of July 19 last. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon. Hereof 112l. 10s. 0d. is to be payable out of Civil List revenue [of the late King William] due before 1701-2 March 8 and the remaining 150l. out of the like revenue of her present Majesty due after that date). Money Book XVII, p. 225. Order Book VI, p. 155. Disposition Book XVII, p. 137.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay or allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on three orders for in all 7000l. on the seventh 4s. Aid drawn in the name of John Howe and by him assigned to Sir Stephen Evance. Order Book VI, p. 144.
William Lowndes to Mr. Sturt. One obstruction to the passing of your accounts as Cashier to the late Treasurers of the Navy is your not having perfected your voluntary charge. Please perfect and deliver same forthwith to the Comptroller of the Victualling. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 419.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the 327l. 10s. 0d. respits on the Earl of Essex's Regiment from Feb. 24 last to April 24 last in accordance with the joint report from you and Sir Joseph Trendamham [Tredenham] thereon. Ibid., p. 420.
The like for a like warrant for establishing Charles Abington and Thomas Aldcroft as reduced Deputy Commissaries [of Musters] at half pay and for payment of their half pay as from 1701 Dec. 25 : they having constantly performed their duties therein in accordance with the directions of the late King and having been at great expense in horses and servants Lord Walden [Muster Master General]) having represented that musters are to betaken every two months and the [said Deputy] Commissaries are obliged to as large Circuits as if there were a great number of Troops. Ibid., p. 420.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of Sir Henry Furnese of money remitted to Holland by commission. Please report what he has so remitted, the time when, the rates at which and what ought to be allowed him for the said service. Ibid., p. 421.
Same to Mr. Jones, woodward of Waltham Forest. By the Lord Treasurer's direction Mr. Willcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, has taken a survey of what money may be raised [by wood sales] in Waltham Forest for payment of arrears due to the Keepers there. He reports that as woodward you claim all decayed trees and windfalls. You are to attend the Lord Treasurer with your claim and the grounds thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Fra. Browne of London merchant, praying a grant of wrecks lost between the Downs and Plymouth. Ibid., XVIII, p. 11.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Eden as Surveyor of Sunderland port loco Thomas Browne deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 323.
Same by same to same to deliver up the bonds of Arthur North of London merchant, and to assign over the extent on said North's estate to Sir Charles Eyre on his agreement for payment of North's debt by four yearly instalments : it appearing by the Customs Commissioners' report of July 22 last that in said North's petition he sets forth that his father died in Oct. 1697 leaving him a minor under the age of 18 and two years after he was called upon to pay his father's debts on several bonds near 5000l. more than ever the whole effects produced and whereof there was no mention in his father's books : notwithstanding which the said North (though not obliged) discharged all the said bonds out of the credit he had obtained by trade and within six years past has paid near 40,000l. for Customs on tobacco and is now only indebted 2300l. to balance, which he cannot comply with, his reputation being destroyed by an extent lately issued against him whereby for the future he will be entirely deprived of his commissions from Virginia that were his whole subsistence : on which petition the Commissioners report that Sir Charles Eyre, a gentleman of very good credit, has offered to give bond to pay said North's debt on terms as above : the debt being 3532l. 1s. 9d. of which Thomas Cary, of London merchant, is bondee for 766l. 9s. 3d. and that a scire facias was issued and upon information a commission of bankrupt was out against North and two immediate extents were taken out, one in Lincolnshire which seized a freehold estate of 174l. 17s. 0d. per an. the other in London which seized a debt of 242l. 12s. 6d. due from John Wynne, and that the freehold estate cannot be sold and the proposed arrangement is best for the Crown. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 311-12.
Same by same to Edward Harley, an Auditor of Imprests, to give allowances as follow in the account of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby as late Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland from 1690 June 5 to 1701 Michaelmas viz. 189l. 15s. 3¼d. paid for fees on the receipt of money out of the Exchequer ; 92l. 9s. 7d. paid to Roger Sizer for his charges in receiving and paying all the money remitted from England to Holland to pay the Danish Forces and several English Regiments for one quarter to 1692 March 31 ; 177l. 16s. 0d. for fees at the Remembrancer's Office and the Pipe Office on passing their accounts ; 56l. 7s. 0d. for fees on a privy seal and on their imprest roll.
Prefixing : said Harley's report on the memorial from said accomptants. Ibid., pp. 313-15.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Earl of Ranelagh on his accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces, his said accounts being now delivered in to the auditors, and that of Chelsea Hospital will be delivered in within a fortnight. Ibid., p. 315.
Same by same to Brook Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow as follows to John Parkhurst and John Paschall in their account of prizes between 1699 July 27 and 1703 May 19 and in the account of said Parkhurst alone from 1703 May 19 to 1704 April 19 : viz. salary at 300l. per an. each for said respective periods ; 544l. 4s. 0d. for the salaries of an accomptant and clerks &c. ; 141l. 9s. 4d. for law charges ; 396l. 11s. 11d. for shares of prizes paid to [Toger] Weggerstoff the Danish agent, for the proceed of goods restored and to Richard Crawley for a list of prizes from Doctors Commons : 107l. 6s. 10d. for incidents. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 328.
Aug. 8. Money warrant for 2,000,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : as imprest for the Navy and Victualling : by virtue of the privy seal [missing] of — July. (Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 197. Order Book VI, p. 147.
Money order for 428l. 0s. 8d. to Sir Michael Heneage, Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in 1704 Trinity term last : and 2l. 18s. 4d. for 140 days 1703-4 March 18 to 1704 Aug. 5 on his diet allowance of 5d. a day. Order Book VI, p. 146.
Letter of direction for 7172l. 6s. 8d. to Charles Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : for the service of the 8000 men in Portugal as follows :
£ s. d.
for two months or 61 days for the General and Staff Officers on the Establishment for Portugal from Aug. 24 to Oct. 24 next, which will bring them equal with the Forces who are provided in subsistence to that time 1972 6 8
to complete three quarters of 4000l. allowed on that Establishment for Contingencies, there having been only 1400l. as yet directed out of this year's funds for that service 1600
to John Nutin, Paymaster of the Transports, to be paid over by direction of Mr. Roop and Mr. Atkinson : the same being to answer a bill of exchange drawn from Ireland by Mr. Martin Tucker on account of the transporting the Forces ordered thence to Portugal 3600
£7172 6 8
Disposition Book XVII, p. 124.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Col. William Parsons and John Croker relating to the place of Engraver of the Mint void by the death of Henry Harris. You are to report on the respective qualifications of the petitioners and likewise of one Mr. Rose of whose abilities the Lord Treasurer has received a very good character. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 419.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Robert Livingston relating to an arrear of salary due to him as Secretary or Agent for the Government to the Indians at New York, which he prays may be satisfied out of the 30 per cent. arising by the difference of exchange from England to the said Province of New York. In regard of the appropriation thereof by an Act of the last session [2—3 Anne c. 17 cl. 57] can the said surplus be legally so applied? Ibid., p. 420.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to empower John Howe to pay 328l. 18s. 0d. to some agent for the Company at Bermudas for six months' subsistence in advance to Dec. 23 next. Ibid., p. 421.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] for a certificate how far the allowance [or payment] of 4800l. per an. on the contract for the Gardens in the late King's time has been satisfied. Ibid., p. 423.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of the Earl of Ranelagh for a further term in Bagshot Park and Lodge. Reference Book VIII, p. 114.
Same to same of the petition of Matthew Rescorla for a fresh lease of a tenement called Tretharap in the manor of Grediowe [Gready] which he holds for the life of George Pascoe. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to discharge Sir Edmund Turner of the sum of 29l. 19s. 5d. set in super on him in the accounts of the Excise as collector of the Duties from spirits and foreign Exciseable liquors imported from 29 Sept. 1662 to 26 Nov. 1667, he being entitled to an allowance of 2s. in the £ for all the money so collected, which allowance would amount to 69l. 8s. 11½d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 313.
Aug. 9. Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for 400l. to Robert Harley, for 92 days April 30 last to July 31 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Aug. 16 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 17 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 306. Order Book VI, p. 148. Disposition Book XVII, p. 126.
Same for 500l. to Henry Cornwall as royal bounty for bringing an express from the Duke of Marlborough of the victory obtained by us and our allies at the battle of Schellenbergh. (Money warrant dated August 16 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 306. Order Book VI, p. 148. Disposition Book XVII, p. 126.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. The Board of Greencloth have acquainted my Lord Treasurer that there is an absolute necessity to supply the service of the Queen and her Household with French wines and have desired to have notice when any prizes of that kind are taken and are to be sold before they are sorted into lots and advertised for sale so that they may choose what is fittest for the Queen's service and bid with others at the place of sale. Please give directions accordingly. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 419.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed report [missing] made by William Blathwayt relating to the stores which were put into the custody of Hezekiah Marshall deceased, late Commissary General of the provisions and victuals for the Forces sent to the West Indies. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the memorial of the Earl of Ranelagh relating to his accounts of Chelsea Hospital and the reasons why same are not passed. Reference Book VIII, p. 113.
Aug. 10. William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to perform forthwith the works at St. James's at your estimate of 249l. 8s. 0d. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 421.
Same to Mr. Borrett for an account what Benevolence money has been collected towards the relief of the widows and children of the persons who were lost in the late violent storm, and how same has been disposed of. Ibid., p. 422.
Same to Mr. Popple [Secretary of the Commissioners of Trade] enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report on the two bills prepared by a Committee of the Council and Assembly of Virginia relating to her Majesty's Customs.
The Lord Treasurer has no objection to the Committee for Trade laying the Revenue Act for Jamaica before the Queen for her approbation. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Norton enclosing the Earl of Scarborough's reply [missing] to your memorial relating to his warrant for three brace of bucks yearly out of Southbere Forest. (Letter repeated by a clerical error under date Aug. 18). Ibid., pp. 422, 424.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to report to the Lord Treasurer when the two additional engineers are to go to Portugal and what pay is fit to be allowed for them. Ibid., p. 423.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Fowler for the engraver's place of the Mint loco Capt. Harris deceased. Reference Book VIII, p. 113.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh, Deputy Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of Marmaduke Alford, Yeoman of her Majesty's Vestry and Chapel, shewing that in Charles II's time there was allowed him 3s. a day for travelling charges to Windsor and he is now obliged to double the duty required then : therefore praying the same allowance with the Gentlemen of the Chapel or the Serjeant of the Vestry. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of James Taylor for the place of Receiver of the Land Tax, anno 1704, for the palaces of Whitehall and St. James's and the verge thereof and proposing his sureties, detailed. Ibid., p. 114.
Aug. 10. Same to Mr. Roop and Mr. Atkinson of the petition of Eliz. Stroude widow praying payment of 1960l. for the hire of the good ship [Charles] of London hired into her Majesty's service, her husband and said ship being lost in the late dreadful storm and she left in a deplorable condition [see supra p. 264]. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Vaughan Esqr., Marshal of the Four Courts in Dublin, praying an augmentation to his present salary of 200l. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 325.
William Blathwayt as Auditor of the Plantations to Col. William Bird senr., Deputy Surveyor and Auditor of her Majesty's Revenues arising in the colony and dominion of Virginia, enclosing a copy of the Instructions previously sent to him on the 19th April 1703 supra Tr. Cal. vol. xviii, p. 244 with the marginal alterations and additions as therein noted.
I write to you by more than one conveyance to send you the necessary Instructions for drawing up, passing and transmitting your accompts. They ought to be examined and passed in [your Virginia] Council and oath ought to be made to the truth of them by the accomptants.
You will have heard of the complaints made against Col. Nicholson by Mr. Blair and others, wherein the matter of the Virginia accompts is made a principal and often repeated article, expressing among other things your dissatisfaction that the accompts were not passed more regularly in Council. This I hope will be amended for the future "and the oath I mention, being subjoined to all your accompts as well for the time past as to come they will be all in a condition of being passed at the Exchequer here, as my Lord Treasurer directs" : for which it will be necessary that you give an authority or letter of attorney to your son or some other person [here] in order to your procuring your quietus. P. S. Pray enclose the accounts for the future directed to me under covert to William Popple Esq., Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 176-7.
Aug. 11. Letter of direction for 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works for one quarter to Aug. 1 inst. to Henry Wise on his contract for the Gardens. (William Lowndes to said Paymaster to so pay same to Wise). Disposition Book XVII, p. 125.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to borrow 13,000l. on the tallies and orders registered [in your name] on this year's Land Tax : and to apply same as follows together with the sum of 385l. 8s. 4½d. of moneys remaining in your hands for the service of the 40,000 men : viz.
£ s. d.
for the pay of the General Officers from 24 June to 29 Sept. next, being one fourth of the sum allowed on the Establishment 4075 12
for one fourth part of the sum allowed for Contingencies to the same time 2500
for one half of 12,659l. 15s. 0d. allowed on the Establishment for forage for the General Officers and the several Regiments, there having as yet been nothing issued on that account 6329 17 6
to Col. Evans towards clothing the men drawn out of his Regiment for Portugal, which is directed to be paid out of the money saved by respits on the said Regiment between the 24 Dec. [last] and 24 April last as by the royal warrant of July 10 last see supra p. 293 479 18 2
£13385 8
Disposition Book XVII, p. 125.
Letter of direction for 2500l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service : without account : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 128.
William Lowndes to the Envoy from the King of Portugal enclosing a letter from Mr. Sansom, Secretary to the Customs, and Mr. Weaver, Customs collector at Portsmouth, relating to some arms intended to be shipped off for the service of the King of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 422.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] to pay John Nutin 3600l. to meet Martin Tucker's bill of exchange from Ireland on account of transporting Forces thence to Portugal. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the proposal of Thomas Pulleine concerning the lead mines of Grinton and Fremington co. Yorks. in lease to Mr. Tushingham and by him assigned to Mr. Marriot, and offering 300l. for the Queen's tenths of said mines for the year ending at Sept. 29 next on condition he may have the preference in another offer [for a lease]. Reference Book VIII, p. 113.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Sir William Robinson and Mrs. Vanhomrigh setting forth the great expense they must be at in bringing over their clerks, books and papers in order to passing their accounts [as executors of the late Bartholomew Vanhomrigh] Commissary of Provisions in Ireland in 1690 and 1691 : therefore praying that they may pass their accounts before the Commissioners of Accounts in Ireland according to the intent of the late King. Ibid., p. 115.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of George Dixon as Receiver General for co. Somerset and city of Bristol. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 309.
Aug. 12. Royal warrant dated Windsor to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 327l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Essex for respits on his Regiment for the musters ending 24 April last viz. on himself whilst attending in Parliament and on several officers and hautboys that were absent by leave. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 312.
Aug. 13. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to rate the constat of the estate in Christleton of Roger Whitley of Peele co. Chester, deceased, as found by inquisition taken at Chester 1702 May 5 : all in order to a lease thereof to Sir Salathiel Lovell.
Appending : said constat in full detail, made out by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 339-343.
Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver of House Duties and Marriages for London, Westminster and Middlesex to pay 60l. per an. salary to Rymard Watkins as a surveyor of said Duties. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 8.
Aug. 14. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin, dated Windsor Castle, to Edward Nicholas to pay Edward Godfrey 25l. as royal bounty to discharge the notes or assignments in said Nicholas' office that were made or given by Elizabeth Arnold, deceased, to several persons for money lent on last June 24 quarter on her pension : she being driven thereto by reason of a long sickness. Money Book XVII, p. 197.
Money warrant for 34l. 10s. 0d. to the underkeepers of Richmond New Park (viz. Theophilus Westwood and Edward Aldrich ; Thomas Satchfield bailiff and Henry Badger molecatcher) for half a year's salaries to 1704 Lady day. (Money order dated Aug. 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 198. Order Book VI, p. 150.
Same for 13l. 13s. 9d. to Ann Whinyard alias Incledon for 1½ years to Lady day last on her fee of 6d. a day as Keeper of the House of Peers ("Keeper of her Majesty's Royal house at Westminster.") Money Book XVII, p. 200.
Money order for 1461l. 15s. 9¾d. to Samuell Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, in full for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of the Receipt in 1703 Michaelmas and Hilary terms. Order Book VI, p. 146.
Same for 232l. 10s. 9½d. to same for necessaries by him delivered in the half year ended 1704 Lady day to the Annuity Office (150l. 19s. 2¾d.) ; the Million Lottery Office (24l. 10s. 4½d.) ; the Malt Lottery Office (20l. 16s. 0d.) and the Office for issuing Exchequer Bills (36l. 5s. 2½d.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers et al of the petition of John Parkhurst concerning his cravings of 458l. 12s. 0d. [in his prizes account]. Reference Book VIII, p. 114.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Aug. 3 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Daniel Matthews, Apothecary in ordinary to the Queen's person, of a strong chest with partitions for 24 two quart glasses for distilled waters and another chest with partitions and drawers for small glasses, pots, drugs and instruments for carrying medicines for her Majesty in progresses : to an estimate of 15l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 319.
The like of a same dated July 22 last to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Robert Harley, one of the Secretaries of State, of two silver boxes for the great seal to be affixed to treaties with the Duke of Mecklenberg : to an estimate of 16l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated July 28 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of particulars, detailed, for the apartments at Windsor of the Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. one dozen cane chairs for the Dining Room ; one covering quilt, one pair of blankets, one small folding table, and one Dressing Glass for the Bedchamber : and for their women's room one feather bed, stuff curtains, two blankets, one under quilt and one folding table : and for the servants' room a new table bed : to an estimate of 30l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 321.
Aug. 15. Royal sign manual, dated Windsor Castle, for 1000l. to Daniel Park (Parks, Col. Park) as royal bounty for bringing an express from the Duke of Marlborough of the victory obtained by the Forces of us and our Allies "at the battle at or near Blainhiem." (Money warrant dated August 16 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon).
1000l. to Visct. Tunbridge for the same service. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 307. Order Book VI, p. 148. Disposition Book XVII, p. 126.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Prizes, the new Commissioners to be Emanuel Scroop Howe, Edward Brereton, George Morley, Robert Yard, Anthony Duncombe, William Gosslin (Gostlin) and Alexander Pendarves in place of them and John Anstis as in the late Commission hereby revoked : the salary of the said Anstis to cease and determine as from midsummer last : Antho. Burnaby to be Secretary and Thomas Ryves to be Comptroller. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 307-8.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 48,570l. 3s. 0½d. to Deficient Funds as follows : said sum representing the receipts between July 18 last and Aug. 15 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 9719l. 6s. 10d. from Windows ; 2944l. 15s. 9½d. from Additional Impositions ; 4726l. 4s. 8½d. from New Duty on Paper Continued ; 10,746l. 8s. 7½d. from New Customs ; 2880l. 3s. 0d. from Marriages ; 17,553l. 4s. 1d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 15th August, 1704. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 33814 13 554 11 2
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 186998 9 3 4061 10
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 403599 10 0 9143 10
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 59665 13 4 890 1
Three Fourths Customs 213447 13 9 89067 9 5 2128 2
Salt &c. 1711500 0 0 402929 5 17063 14 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 35815 0 1595 4
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 244642 3 9 4438 8
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 132706 17 2234 8 7
Marriages &c. 648000 0 0 270783 11 9 6460 11
4871611 8 0 1860022 14 11 48570 3
Money Book XVII, p. 199.
Letter of direction for 137l. 14s. 0d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is intended to be paid over to John Hisenbuttle, joiner (94l. 10s. 0d.) and Josiah Kaye, locksmith (43l. 4s. 0d.) for 27 presses by them provided for the Cotton Library as by Sir Christopher Wren's report thereon. Disposition Book XVII, p. 127.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Lord Admiral's Council the enclosed papers [missing] from the Principal Commissioners for Prizes relating to embezzlements out of three prizes taken by her Majesty's ships Fankland [Frankland] and Oxford while they convoyed home the Virginia fleet. The Lord Treasurer desires that such directions be given to the Commanders of her Majesty's ships relating to these and other prizes as the Prizes Commissioners recommend in their letter. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 423.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Eliz. Brawne, executrix of Cha. Brawne, late Receiver for co. Somerset, praying that an overpayment of 40l. on his account of House Duties, may be transferred to his account of the fifth 4s. Aid. Reference Book VIII, p. 114.
April [sic for Aug.] 15. Same to same of the petition of John Andrews, Receiver General for co. Warwick, praying that an overpayment of 92l. 13s. 10½d. on his account of the Subsidies anno 1703 may be placed to his account of the seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704. Ibid.
Aug. 15. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated July 22 last to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Right Honble. Lady Freschville of a piece of gold plate of the value of 100l. as a gift from the Queen for a horse race in Yorkshire for the year 1704. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 327.
The like for same of a like warrant dated Aug. 3 to same for the delivery to Daniel Malthus, apothecary in ordinary to the Queen, of such vessels of silver for her Majesty's medicines to be made in as have formerly been provided : to an estimate of 150l. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Foot of the tenement called Knoll for three lives for himself and a tenement in South Boturnell in trust for Stephen Dill ut supra p. 260.
Prefixing : particulars by Deputy Auditor John Tailer of said two tenements ; and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 316-8, 463.
Treasury commission to John Stephens to be surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Humphry Jones dismissed. (For the dormant warrant for his salary see infra p. 418 under date Nov. 18). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 3.