Warrant Book
September 1704, 16-30

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'Warrant Book: September 1704, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 356-371. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84557 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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September 1704, 16-30

Sept. 18. Money warrant for 2000l. to the Commissioners for Trade (Visct. Weymouth, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows, William Blathwayte, John Pollexfen, George Stepney, Mathew Prior and Robert Cecill) for 1704 June 24 quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 211. Order Book VI, p. 156. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple (Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade) for same quarter's salary to himself and clerks. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 211. Order Book VI, p. 156. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 28l. to the four Ushers of the Exchequer Court for five years to Easter 1704 on the 5l. 12s. 0d. per an. for their fees and rewards payable to them at Easter by the Customers of several ports of England and Wales. Money Book XVII, p. 211.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to pay 4700l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for one year to June 24 last on her annuity out of the Post Office. (William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to pay same by 100l. a week). Ibid., p. 211. Disposition Book XVII, p. 138.
Money warrant for 125l. to Thomas Lane for last June 24 quarter on his pension.
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for same quarter's salary as Library Keeper to her Majesty. Money Book XVII, p. 213. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 139, 140.
Same for 90l. 18s. 6d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, for fetching from the Tally Court and joining 7274 tallies in one year ended Easter last, to wit 4452 tallies of loan and 2822 tallies for purchase of annuities. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 215. Order Book VI, p. 156. Disposition Book XVI, p. 140.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to the four Clerks of the Privy Council (Sir John Nicholas, William Blathwayte, John Povey, Edward Southwell) for 1704 June 24 quarter on their salaries. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 215. Order Book VI, p. 156. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 100l. to same for same quarter for attendance on the business of the Commissioners for Trade. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 215. Order Book VI, p. 156. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Stamps Commissioners to repay taxes on the salaries of officers of the Stamps Duties of not more than 50l. per an. salary. Money Book XVII, p. 215.
Money warrant for 50l. to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for 1704 June 24 quarter's allowance in lieu of fees. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 216, Order Book VI, p. 157. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieut. Gov. of Bermudas, for same quarter on his allowances. Money Book XVII, p. 216. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for last June 24 quarter on his allowance. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 216. Order Book VI, p. 157. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 75l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for last June 24 quarter on his fee or salary of 200l. per an. and allowance of 100l. per an. in lieu of bills. (Money order dated Sept. 23 for 25l. hereon for said allowance in lieu of bills). Money Book XVII, p. 217. Order Book VI, p. 158. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones for same quarter on his fees of 40l. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Apothecary to the Household. Money Book XVII, p. 217. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 150l. 1s. 5½d. to the respective officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for same quarter on their several fees. Money Book XVII, p. 219. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 225l. 16s. 10½d. to nine Serjeants at Arms (Thomas Charnock, Samuel Powell, Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst, Edmond Williamson, John Templer, Benjamin Gregg, Daniell Gardner and Matthew Hutton) for same quarter on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day each. Money Book XVII, p. 220. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for same quarter on her annuity or pension.
150l. to Sir Francis Windham for same on his pension.
100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham for same on their same.
45l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for same on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle.
343l. 2s. 6d. to the Duke of St. Albans for same on his several fees as Master of the Hawks.
250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton, for same quarter on their annuities.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for last June 24 quarter on his annuity.
48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for same on his several fees as Knight Harbinger.
125l. to James Gastigny (Gasting) for same on his annuity.
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary, his wife, for same on their fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington Palace.
25l. to the heirs of Col. Charles Fairfax for same on their perpetuity.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esq., Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies for same on his patent fee.
203l. 12s. 10d. to the officers of the Works, detailed, for half a year to June 24 last on their respective salaries.
250l. to the Earl of Abingdon for last June 24 quarter on his fee or salary as Constable of the Tower.
40l. to John Tucker for same on his salary as Keeper of the Paper Office.
50l. to Thomas Walker for same on same as Housekeeper of her Majesty's Palace of Newmarket.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same on his pension.
10l. to Robert Bertie for same quarter on the pension during the life of Mary Cock.
0l. 0s. 0d. to the Master &c. of Emanuel College, Cambridge, on their perpetuity.
15l. to Jane Browning for same quarter on her pension.
25l. to Amias Hext for same on same.
25l. to the trustees for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man for same on same.
25l. to Ann Rogers for same on same.
0l. 0s. 0d. to Dr. Green, Professor of Physic in Cambridge University.
2l. 10s. 0d. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell for same on a perpetuity.
5l. 6s. 2d. to the Churchwardens of St. Magnus, London, for the relief of the poor of the parish for same time on a perpetuity.
25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for same on a pension : of which 5l. is to be issued to Ann Tonks pursuant to a decree in Chancery of 1699 Oct. 24.
10l. to Charles Whitaker junr., for same quarter on his salary as Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XVII, pp. 220, 221, 222, 223, 227, 229, 233, 239, 243, 253. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 139, 140.
Money warrant for 455l. to John, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, for same quarter on his allowance &c., as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 239. Order Book VI, p. 168. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Same for 25l. to the Duke of Devonshire for 1704 June 24 quarter's salary as Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North. Money Book XVII, p. 411. Disposition Book XVII, p. 139.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List moneys : for secret service. Disposition Book XVII, p. 136.
Same for 14,777l. 16s. 4d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on Malt anno 1704 : and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, for subsistence, offreckonings and clearings to the several Companies as follows lately arrived from Turkey : viz.
£ s. d.
two Companies of the late Col. Villiers' Regiment from 24 April to 24 Dec. 1703 886 12 0
Capt. Boyle's Company from 25 June to 24 Dec. 1703 551 5 0
Capt. Allisson's Company for 24 April to 25 Dec. 1703 639 4 8
Capt. Brereton's Company from 24 April to 25 Dec. 1703 700 14 8
to the six Marine Regiments on account of Subsistence 12000
£14777 16 4
(William Lowndes dated Sept. 18 to the Navy Commissioners to so assign said sum). Ibid., pp. 136, 141.
Same for 12,800l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of same : and is intended for the Victualling and to be applied to discharge bills of exchange for provisions furnished to her Majesty's Fleet when at Lisbon this last summer. Ibid., p. 137.
Same for the following issues out of Civil List funds : viz.
15l. to [the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for] the French ministers in the Savoy.
25l. for Lyme Regis Corporation.
Ibid., pp. 139-140.
William Lowndes to the bishop of Exeter. I have been in the country for some time. The Lord Treasurer has signed another warrant for Mr. John which has been for a good while sent down to the Commissioners of the Stamp Duties ; which I hope will be effective for him. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 435.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Lloyd as a landwaiter, London port, loco John Westcombe deceased.
James Haford to be established as a second riding officer in the Isle of Sheppey with Edward Burchell at 60l. per an. each instead of the said Burchell alone at 90l. per an.
Peter Rawlins as a tidesman at Dover loco James Haford removed to the Isle of Sheppey as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 324, 325.
Same by same to Sir John Shaw to swear in Stephen Gill as deputy to Benjamin Johnson, a Queen's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 324.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Barnabas Scudamore praying employment in the Custom House. Reference Book VIII, p. 117.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Jos. Tredenham and Arthur Moor, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, to make an abatement of 52l. being 4s. per suit for the 260 suits for Sir Charles Hara's Regiment of Fusiliers, which sum ought to be deducted out of the contract by reason of same being worse than the pattern : and to reserve the said sum for the use of the Regiment towards the second mounting.
Prefixing : representation from said Comptrollers concerning said clothing. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 380.
Sept. 19. William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, to take up [borrow] from the Bank of England a further 20,000l. on credit of the tallies and orders in your hands on the Land Tax, anno 1704, at 4½ per cent. interest. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign same to the payment of ships and recalls). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 140, 174.
Letter of direction for 1131l. 19s. 4d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance : out of loans on the Malt Duties : to be paid over to the widows and orphans of such persons belonging to the Ordnance as were lost at sea in the late violent storm : as royal bounty to them, in proportion to the allowances made by the rules of the Navy in the late [like] cases : and is to be placed to the account of sea services of the Ordnance.
(William Lowndes dated Sept. 19 to said Bertie to pay same as follows : viz.
Appending : list of the allowances for the said several persons : dated Office of Ordnance 21 July 1704.
William Wood senior firemaster, pay 10s. a day : left Ann, his widow : allowance 154l.
William Wood junior fireworker, pay 4s. : left a widow Catherine allowance 61l. 12s. 0d. and three children Cleophas William and Elizabeth : allowance 21l. 10s. 8d. each.
John Blamyre, commissary, pay 6s. : left his mother, aged 60 : allowance 92l. 8s. 0d.
William Crow, master carpenter, pay 4s. : left Sarah, his widow, allowance 61l. 12s. 0d.
James Blackwell, carpenter, pay 2s. 6d. : left Hannah, his widow, allowance 38l. 10s. 0d. and one child, Sarah : allowance 12l. 16s. 8d.
John Cook, conducter, pay 2s. 6d. a day : left Lydia, his widow : allowance 38l. 10s. 0d. and three children John, Mary and Edward Beaka : allowance 12l. 16s. 8d. each.
William Willks, fireworker, pay 4s. a day : left Mary his widow : allowance 61l. 12s. 0d.
John Bacon, carpenter, pay 2s. 6d. a day : left Elizabeth, his widow : allowance 38l. 10s. 0d.
William Partridge, bombardier, pay 2s. a day : left Elizabeth, his widow : allowance 30l. 16s. 8d. and two children William and Mary : allowance 10l. 5s. 4d. each.
William Dixon, bombardier, pay 2s. a day : left Elizabeth, his wife, allowance 30l. 16s. 8d. and five children, Elizabeth, Rose, Rebecca, William, Mary, allowance 10l. 5s. 4d. each.
Cornelius Ambrose, bombardier, pay 2s. a day : left Abigail, his widow, allowances 30l. 16s. 0d.
Francis Wilkes, bombardier, pay 2s. a day : left Elizabeth, his widow : allowance 30l. 16s. 0d. and one child Francis : allowance 10l. 5s. 4d.
Andrew Hydeman, fireworker, pay 4s. a day : left Elizabeth, his widow, allowance 61l. 12s. 0d. and two children Dorothy and Jane : allowance 20l. 10s. 8d. each.
Thomas Lunsford, bombardier, pay 2s. a day : left Margaret, his widow, allowance 30l. 16s. 0d. and one child Frances : allowance 10l. 5s. 4d.
John Rayner, bombardier, pay 2s. a day ; left Margaret, his widow, allowance 30l. 16s. 0d. : and two children Mary and John : allowance 10l. 5s. 4d. each.
Robert Scott, bombardier, pay 2s. a day : left Jane, his widow, aged 50 : allowance 30l. 16s. 0d. and one child Mary : allowance 10l. 5s. 4d.
Henry Stoker, bombardier, pay 2s. a day : left Elizabeth, widow : allowance 30l. 16s. 0d. (Total allowances 1131l. 19s. 4d.) Disposition Book XVII, pp. 143-4.
Same for 5000l. to John How for the Guards and Garrisons, anno 1703 : to be applied to the pay of several Regiments or Companies lately arrived in Ireland from the West Indies and is to be esteemed as part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. directed to be taken out of the issues for the Guards and Garrisons, anno 1703, towards the charge of 10,000 men for sea service. This sum is to be issued out of the following funds viz. 1l. of arrears of the First Poll [1 Wm. and Mary c. 13] ; 5s. of the arrears of the first 2s. Aid and the Additional 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2, c. 1 and c. 3] ; 18l. 7s. 11d. of the arrears of the second 4s. Aid [5 Wm. and Mary c. 1] ; 300l. of the rent of Hackney Coaches ; 745l. 19s. 9d. of the Customs ended at Xmas 1699 ; 3934l. 6s. 10d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods : making 5000l. in all. Ibid., p. 145.
Same for 1500l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretary of State, for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 147.
Same for 937l. 19s. 5¾d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor, out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied to discharge the debt incurred for works done at Windsor Castle in last June 24 quarter. Ibid., p. 148.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to obtain a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to pay the 22,500l. ut supra to Don Luis de Cunha, his Portugal Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary residing here, to answer the value of 75,000 milreis to be sent to the said King : the Lord Treasurer having directed 22,500l. to said Charles Fox to be paid over to the King of Portugal in part of 150,000l. for the Queen's proportion of the charge of 13,000 men to be maintained by the Crown of Portugal anno 1704. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 434.
Same to the Duke of Bolton [Warden and Keeper of New Forest]. The Surveyor General of Woods has represented that the preservation of timber in New Forest must be utterly subverted if the great number of hogs in most part of the forest be suffered there. Please take order herein. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Walter Jefferys as Receiver sede vacante of the Temporalities of the bishopric of St. David's. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 337.
Sept. 20. Privy seal for 500l. to Charles Whitworth as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary from Sept. 11 inst. as Envoy Extraordinary to the Czar of Muscovy : the first quarter's ordinary to be paid in advance : with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 319.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to allow interest at 4½ per cent. on two orders for in all 20,000l. drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, on the seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704 [2—3 Anne c. 1], being [by him] assigned to the Bank of England. Order Book VI, p. 150.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : to be for wines bought this quarter for the service of the Household and for advances to several purveyors by direction from the Board of Greencloth. Disposition Book XVII, p. 141.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Sir Christopher Wrenn. The Lord Treasurer has read your report on the building which Sir Humphry Edwin is about to erect in the new Palace Yard adjoining the Pell Office. His Lordship is of opinion that no building of any kind ought to be made adjoining to the Exchequer, except it be for the immediate convenience of the officers entitled to houses there and which may be rather for the safety and convenience of the Exchequer than any prejudice or annoyance thereto. You are forthwith to put a stop to the said building. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 435.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of John Warner, Master of the [Queen's] Barges, shewing that by the late violent storm the barge houses are so damaged as to require repair to the extent of 80l. Reference Book VIII, p. 117.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Payne of Chester, merchant, shewing that by losses at sea he is become indebted 180l. to the Crown : therefore praying stay of process. Ibid.
Sept. 21. Approval by Treasurer Godolphin of Lancelot Burton as deputy to Francis Robartes in the office of one of the Tellers of the Receipt. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 335.
Sept. 22. William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to procure a royal warrant for payment of the 85l. 17s. 4d. respited on Capt. Nicholas Lichiere for the period 1702 Aug. 24 to 1702-3 Feb. 24. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 436.
Sept. 25. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of John How for the year 1703 as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons the several sums amounting in all to 23,099l. 1s. 2d. which he has paid to the West India Regiments viz. 6020l. 6s. 8d. to that of Col. Rivers (late Colenbine's) ; 4212l. 15s. 10d. to Lord Charlemont's ; the like to Lieut. Gen. Erle's ; the like to Lord Donegal's ; 4440l. 7s. 0d. to Brigadier Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment ; no royal warrant having yet been issued for the pay of the said Regiments for their service in the West Indies during said time for want of muster rolls whereby to compute the same. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 316.
Instructions under the royal sign manual to be observed by Henry Cartwright and Henry Vincent appointed to examine and state the debt due to the four Regiments of the Earl of Donegal, Lord Charlemont, Lieut. Gen. Erle and Brigadier Gustavus Hamilton for their service relating to the Expedition to the West Indies, to wit from 1702 Oct. 24 to 1702 Dec. 24 and thence to 1703 Dec. 24. Ibid., pp. 337-8.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 1417l. 8s. 8d. (remaining in your hands out of purchase money of reversionary annuities and out of returned debentures) to the clothiers of Col. Collingwood's Regiment in part of 2200l. due to them for clothes and accoutrements furnished to the said Regiment upon its being ordered to the West Indies in 1698. Money Book XVII, p. 217.
Money warrant for 201l. to Charles Whitworth (who is employed in her Majesty's service at Ratisbon) to complete (with 819l. paid him under the orders of 1703 Sept. 10 and 1703-4 Jan. 10) the sum of 1020l. for his 40s. a day from 1702-3 Jan. 31 to 1704 June 24. (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon). Ibid., p. 218. Order Book VI, p. 159.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamps Office from 1703-4 Jan. 22 to 1704 May 1 : total 1306l. 11s. 11d. Money Book XVII, p. 218.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, to take up [or borrow] 80,000l. on the credit of tallies and orders in your hands on this year's Land Tax : at 5 per cent. interest : and to apply said 80,000l. to seamen's wages. (Same dated same to the Navy Commissioners to assign said sum for wages). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 145, 146.
Letter of direction for 4310l. 4s. 2¾d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied to discharge the debt in the Office of Works for the quarter ended June 30 last. Ibid., p. 147.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 3000l. to William Churchill and Richard Harnage for shoes, stockings, shirts and cravats put on board the fleet now going to Portugal, pursuant to a contract with Brigadier Shrimpton. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 435.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to remit to the Exchequer in England the money that has been received by you as Vice Treasurer of Ireland on account of the forfeited estates of the late Lord Bophin. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 436.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Attorney General for a non pros to the information against the ships Mary, Peace and Sarah of Exeter on the petition of John Harris, John Pyne and Tresham Whitter of Exeter, merchants, shewing that they had effects lying at Lisbon and were (mistakenly) advised by —. Score, the deputy collector of Exeter port, that it was not contrary to the Act of Navigation to bring said effects home in the form of Canary wines from Lisbon to England : but same are seized by Watson and Sandwell, officers of said port, as being the growth of the Canaries and imported from Lisbon contrary to said Act. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 326.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Thomas Jett senr., proposing his securities for the office of Register and Paymaster of unsatisfied debentures made out upon the Forfeited Estates in Ireland. Reference Book VIII, p. 117.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Duxbury, landwaiter in London port, praying for a land surveyor's place ibid. loco Thomas Edlyn deceased, petitioner having been a landwaiter in London and Bristol for 14 years. (The like of Robert Wilkins' petition for same place). Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of General Churchill on behalf of the of the officers of his Regiment for removal of the respit on the pay of three men in each Company from April 5 to April 24 and of four men from April 25 to Aug. 24 and 10 Grenadiers, amounting to 259l. 17s. 4d. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to William Petyt, Keeper of the Records in the Tower, to supervise the work of digesting and putting in order the records lying in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower and other records now in your custody in accordance with the representation of the 6th inst. from yourself and Sir Christopher Wrenn, William Lowndes and John Anstis, referees appointed by her Majesty to consider of a method for said work (see supra p. 228). You are to observe the following directions therein :
(1) as soon as the drawers, shelves and presses are provided the said records are to be cleaned from dust and put thereon and diligently perused and examined and such of the said records as are only wrote on one side and are of value (and not writs of Court at the Common Law) to be put into books upon paper to be provided for that purpose in such manner as (I am informed) divers ancient deeds are done in the Cottonian Library with paste prepared with colloquintida to secure them from worms :
and because it is conceived to be a labour of too great difficulty to range those instruments according to the exact series of time or their respective subjects you are therefore to cause the records of each King's reign to be glued on the said paper indiscriminately as they are cleansed and then to be bound in so many books as you shall think fit and indexes to be carefully made to the said books of the various subject matters under distinct and methodical titles according to the succession of time, referring to the number of the original Instruments :
that you cause like indexes or Kalendars to be made as well to the 429 Foreign Rolls whereof (I am informed) there are no abstracts at all in your office as to those which shall hereafter be reduced into order and to all other Records remaining there :
that such bookbinder shall be employed as you approve of to glue and bind up the said Records in books as often as a sufficient quantity shall be prepared for him, in such form and method as you shall direct ; and that you do agree with such bookbinder for pasting and binding the said books and for providing of paper, paste and all other materials to be used therein at as cheap rates as may be and to represent the same to me for my approbation :
to the end you may be provided with clerks qualified for this undertaking I have appointed George Holmes (who is recommended to me by the said referees) to be chief clerk attending you at a salary of 100l. per an. : and you are hereby empowered to employ three other clerks as you shall think fit at [in all] 150l. per an. to be apportioned among them according to their merit.
You are to deliver to me quarterly an account of the progress made from time to time in this affair.
Followed by a note of a later warrant dated 1707 March 31 for the above orders and directions to be observed by Richard Topham who is constituted Keeper of the Records in the Tower. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 336-7.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Nottingham to pay Roger Williams 70l. per an. salary as surveyor of said Duties loco John Musson : as from 1704 June 24. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 8.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a great seal for granting and ascertaining to Sir James Jefferys so much as his present annual allowances on the Irish Establishment as Governor of Cork and in lieu of a Company do amount to for seven years from date hereof : it being the Queen's intention that he shall have the said allowances but that the revenue shall not be charged with a double payment thereof. If the said Jefferys shall survive the said term of seven years the said allowances shall not determine but shall continue during pleasure : he having prayed said grant to enable him to maintain his numerous family and having spent his all in waiting so many years for the service of the Crown. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII. pp. 331-2.
Sept. 26. Letter of direction for 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : whereof 6446l. 7s. 0½d. out of loans on Malt and 3553l. 12s. 11½d. out of Contributions for annuities : and is intended to be paid over to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and to be placed to the head of Wages as to 6000l. and to the head of Victualling as to 4000l. (William Lowndes dated same, to the Navy Commissioners to assign said 10,000l. accordingly, placing it to heads as above and taking care that Povey be duly charged therewith). Disposition Book XVII, p. 146.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to take especial care, in applying the abovesaid 10,000l. this day directed to your Treasurer, to provide for the sick and wounded that are come with the Fleet under Sir George Rook. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 436.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mat. Anderton, William Winstanly and Jos. Eaton, sureties of Raymond Roudey and Henry Bradley in 533l. 3s. 10½d., Bradley being dead and Roudey out of the way : therefore praying stay of prosecution. Reference Book VIII, p. 118.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] from William Denn praying a lease of certain lands in co. Clare late the estate of John Mac Nemarra containing 559 acres ; petitioner being willing to make out the Queen's title at his own charge. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 333.
Sept. 27. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Nathaniel Rich, late Receiver [General of Taxes] for Co. Kent shewing that he is indebted 3535l. 19s. 5¾d. [to the Crown on his account of said receipt] : therefore praying time to sell his estate to pay said debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 118.
Same to same of the petition of John Weston (Receiver General of the Land Tax for co. Surrey and Southwark) praying to be appointed Receiver General for said county of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages and proposing his securities, detailed. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 42.
Sept. 28. Royal sign manual for 40,000l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] as imprest and to be paid over for the assistance of the Duke of Savoy. (Money warrant dated Sept. 29 hereon). (Money order dated Sept. 29 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 318. Money Book XVII, p. 226. Order Book VI, p. 157.
Same for 30,000l. to same, as imprest for the Queen's part of the charge of the Forces acting in conjunction with the Forces of the King of Portugal : [to wit for the charge thereof] until the 5th (25th) December next. (Money warrant dated Sept. 29 hereon. This warrant by a clerical error states the issue as 3000l. instead of 30,000l.). (Money order dated Sept. 29 hereon. This order similarly states the amount as 3000l.). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 318. Money Book XVII, p. 226. Order Book VI, p. 158.
Money warrant for 150l. to Henry Davenant, Secretary at Frankfurt, for two bills of extraordinaries from 1702 Dec. 12 to 1703 June 12 in his said service.
792l. to John, Duke of Marlborough, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General for two bills of extraordinaries from 1701-2 March 8 to 1702 Sept. 8 in his said service.
126l. 5s. 0d. to Benjamin Lodington, Agent and Consul General at Tripoly, for one bill of extraordinaries from 1702 August to 1703 December in his said service.
300l. to Alexander Stanhope, Envoy Extraordinary to the States General, in part of a bill of 1100l. for his extraordinaries from 1701 Sept. 27 to 1702 Sept. 27 in his said service "to be taken as so much of the said bill which became due for half a year since her Majesty's accession to the Crown ended the said 27th Sept. 1702 according to a Regulation of the extraordinaries for the ministers employed in her Majesty's service abroad."
75l. to Edmond Poley, Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector and Dukes of Brunswick and Luneburg, as in part of 327l. on a bill of extraordinaries from 1703 Dec. 6 to 1703-4 March 6 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
300l. to George Stepney, Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany, as in part of 955l. 9s. 0d. for two bills of extraordinaries from 1701-2 Feb. 28 to 1702 Aug. 28 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
200l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany, as in part of 320l. for extraordinaries from 1701 Oct. 4 to 1702 April 4 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
150l. to James Cressett, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg, as in part of 278l. on two bills of extraordinaries from 1702 June 12 to Dec. 12 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
198l. 18s. 0d. to Philip Plantamour, lately remaining for her Majesty's service at Berlin, for a bill of extraordinaries from 1702-3 Jan. 18 to 1703 Aug. 8 in his said service.
150l. to William Aglionby, Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons, in part of 200l. on a bill of extraordinaries from 1702 Aug. 22 to 1702-3 Feb. 22 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
150l. to Charles Whitworth, employed in her Majesty's service at Ratisbon, in part of 233l. 17s. 0d. on a bill of extraordinaries from 1701-2 Feb. 1 to 1702 Aug. 1 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
250l. to Richard Hill, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, in part of 448l. 16s. 0d. on a bill of extraordinaries from 1703 July 29 to 1703-4 Jan. 29 in his said service : whereof 150l. "to be taken" &c. as above and the remaining 100l. is to reimburse him the like sum he paid by her Majesty's special command to [David] Flotard.
150l. to John Wych, Resident with the Hanse Towns, in part of 247l. for his extraordinaries from 1702 June 19 to 1702-3 March 19 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
200l. to James Vernon junr., Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark, in part of 460l. 14s. 6d. for extraordinaries from 1701-2 Feb. 14 to 1702 Aug. 14 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
200l. to Dr. John Robinson, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden, in part of 900l. on a bill of extraordinaries from 1702 Oct. 2 to 1703 April 2 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
150l. to Paul Methuen, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, in part of 550l. for his extraordinaries from 1701-2 March 9 to 1702-3 March 9 in his said service : "to be taken" &c. as above.
200l. to Thomas Lord Raby in part of 549l. 6s. 9d. on two bills of extraordinaries from 1702-3 March 5 to 1703 Sept. 5 : "to be taken" &c. as above. Money Book XVII, pp. 224-5. Order Book VI, pp. 160-1. Disposition Book XVII, p. 148.
Money warrant for 67l. 10s. 6d. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for incidents for said Agents to midsummer last. (Money order dated Sept. 28 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 227. Order Book VI, p. 158. Disposition Book XVII, p. 148.
Same for 7456l. 19s. 8d. to Gilbert Whitehall et al, the several and respective persons named in the list or certificate [to be drawn up by the Auditor of the Receipt in accordance with the Act of 2 and 3 Anne c. 9] being after the rate of 3 per cent. for the several principal sums amounting to 248,566l. 3s. 5d. belonging to them respectively, to wit 1552l. 15s. 5½d. to Gilbert Whitehall "and several other annuities contained in this certificate amounting to 5904l. 4s. 2½d. per an." to the respective proprietors : all in accordance with the Act of last Session for the better and more regular paying the annuities to several bankers and other patentees claiming under them. (This warrant was cancelled and replaced by a warrant of Dec. 1 infra p. 425). Money Book XVII, p. 227.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Nicholas to pay 252l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of Abraham Duez, late Chaplain of the Dutch Chapel at St. James's, to complete (with 297l. 2s. 6d. already paid) his allowance from 1702 March 25 to 1703-4 Feb. 2 (the day of his death) after the rate of 296l. per an. Ibid., p. 232.
Same by same to the Receipt to pay interest at the rate of 4½ per cent. on orders as follows on the seventh 4s. Aid : to wit 13 orders for 5000l. each and two for 10,000l. each drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton as Treasurer of the Navy and by him assigned to the Bank of England. Order Book VI, p. 163.
Letter of direction for 454l. 15s. 6d. and 76l. 15s. 6d. to John Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] : out of moneys of the Duty of 25 per cent. on French goods : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703
for the pay of Charles Fox for one year to 1703 Dec. 24 as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad 182 10 0
for the allowance of 5s. a day each to the Commissaries Abington and Aldcroft for same time 182 10 0
for respits on Col. Carpenter's Dragoons 1703 Aug. 25 to Dec. 24 ut supra p. 327 77 15 6
for one year's allowance of fire and candle for the Invalids at Hampton Court to 1703 Dec. 24 ut supra p. 277 12 0 0
£454 15 6
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. towards the charges of 10,000 men for sea service
for postage of muster rolls from the West Indies pursuant to the royal warrant of Aug. 12 last supra p. 289 76 15 6
Disposition Book XVII, p. 142.
Same for 25,055l. 11s. 1¼d. to Charles Fox, whereof 18,093l. 12s. 8d. out of Contributions for Annuities and 6961l. 18s. 5¼d. out of any Civil List moneys : and is to be applied in advance for two months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy from Dec. 3 next to Feb. 3 next pursuant to the Treaty in that behalf. Ibid., p. 147.
Same for 260l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Signor Verrio in further part for painting her Majesty's Withdrawing Room at Hampton Court ; upon which account he hath already received 1100l. Ibid., p. 148.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Marlborough [as Master General of the Ordnance] to cause bills or debentures to be made out for the repaying to the officers of the Ordnance their assessments to the [Land] Tax, anno 1703 : the Queen having agreed thereto. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 436.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to procure a royal warrant to authorise John Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to pay 2124l. 11s. 0d. to Daniell Garrett (out of the offreckonings of the four Companies at New York from 1702 Dec. 24 to 1704 Dec. 24) for clothing by him provided for them. Ibid., p. 437.
Same to the Attorney General. It is the Queen's pleasure that the Secretary and Treasurer of the Queen's Bounty to Poor Clergy, named in the royal warrant, shall be subject to the like rules in respect of their office as the subsequent Secretary and Treasurer are to be. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate, immediately after Michaelmas next, of the moneys remaining in the Receipt for the Surplus of the Duties on Salt and Rock Salt and upon Stamped Vellum and Parchment granted for payment of the 8 per cent. annuities for the two millions subscribed to the East India trade [under the Act 9—10 Wm. III, c. 44]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report concerning Mr. Birchfeild's petition about which my Lord Treasurer spoke with you at your last attendance here. Ibid., p. 438.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to employ Edward Worthy as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Daniel Harris removed to the superior list ibid.
Daniel Harris as a tidesman in the superior list ibid. loco Thomas Roberts deceased.
William Cheater as a noontender, ibid. loco Peregrane Duport deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 325, 327.
Order by same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's 1703 April 3 for the payment to William Taunton, Commander of Portland Castle, of three eighth parts of a small vessel belonging to the subjects of the French king which was drove under the guns of said Castle by stress of weather and which he lately reduced and took. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 335.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting and appointing George Holmes as chief clerk in the Office of Records in Cæsars Chapel in the White Tower and other records within the Tower : the referees appointed by her Majesty supra pp. 228, 364, to consider of a method for digesting and putting into order the said records having reported the necessity of appointing some able and experienced person as chief clerk in order to the sorting of those records and compiling calendars to them and other records whereof there are no calendars yet made : at a salary of 100l. per an. as from 1704 Sept. 29. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 336.
Sept. 29. Royal warrant dated Windsor to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respits of 56l. 18s. 8d. on Capt. Nicholas Lechire (Lechiere) as Captain in Lord Lucas's Regiment viz. from 25 Aug. to 24 Dec. 1702, he being then under suspension from his command because his Company was not complete by the appointed time but being restored thereto as soon as it was complete. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 321.
The like for a respite of 28l. 18s. 8d. on same for the period 1702 Dec. 25 to 1702-3 Feb. 24 : for the same cause as above. Ibid.
Sept. 30. Establishment under the royal sign manual for annual pensions or bounties as follow to be paid by Edward Nicholas : during pleasure : viz.
per an.
l.
to Sir John Chardin, to be remitted by him for the use of the Vaudois Ministers 425
to same, to be remitted as royal bounty to a school at Offenbach 30
to same, for the use of — Arnaud 100
to Abel Tassin D'Allone 300
to Benjamin Power, a schoolmaster at Wapping, for teaching seamen's children and to the licensed schoolmaster there for the time being for that service 20
per an. 875l.
Ibid, p. 320.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin for an allowance of 200l. per an. to Henry Wise for the care and management of St. James's Park, 20d. a day for a chief underkeeper, 17d. a day for another underkeeper, 16d. a day for another underkeeper for wages and to provide green livery coats respectively ; 17d. a day for two gatekeepers for wages, fire and candle and like livery coats : to be payable as from Xmas 1702 : and further 20d. a day for a servant to be employed in the Wilderness (the island, canal and ponds) and to look after the feeding of the fish and fowl and 50l. more [to him the said Wise for the charge of feeding &c. as follows] with permission to take in only so many cattle to feed in the park as shall be rather for the benefit of the same than any prejudice thereto "to supply as well our deer with corn and hay as also the fish and fowl there with such quantities of proper feed from time to time as shall be necessary and in a better manner than has been heretofore ; and also to make all ordinary repairs in the walks as well by new planting trees where they shall be wanting as by amending any small defects in the gravel walks" : the said Wise having been appointed, since the death of Anthony Rowe, to have the charge of said island, canal, ponds, fish and fowl, for the keeping whereof there was formerly allowed 200l. per an. Ibid., p. 323.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Salt Office for the quarter ended Sept. 29 inst. : total 1132l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 228.
William Lowndes to [the Auditor of Imprests] to state the enclosed accounts [missing] of John Brewer, Receiver General for Prizes, for one year ended June 24 last. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 437.