Warrant Book
October 1704, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: October 1704, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 374-385. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84559 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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October 1704, 11-20

Oct. 11. Letter of direction for 500l. to Secretary Harley : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 150.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for an account of the sum due to the Yards for last Lady day quarter and how much thereof is to be placed to the account of the Ordinary and how much to Wear and Tear. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 439.
Oct. 12. Money order for 10l. to John Lowe gent, Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for Sept. 29 quarter for locking up her Majesty's treasure in the Exchequer. Order Book VI, p. 169.
Oct. 16. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1704 Michaelmas quarter's salary bill of the Stamp Officers : total 1287l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 153.
Same by same of the salary bill of the Prize Office for same quarter : total 2400l. Ibid., p. 182.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to apply as follows the surplus at Sept. 29 last of the funds granted by Parliament for the Two Millions subscribed to the East India Trade : it being certified that at said date after payment of all the annuities payable on said Two Millions there remained as follows in the Exchequer : viz.
£ s. d.
on the 28d. per bushel on Salt 27257 11 10½
on the Additional Stamp Duties 3377 4 4
£30634 16
There is hereby to be issued out of said sum so much as will satisfy the principal and interest remaining unsatisfied on the fifth 4s. Aid of 1 Anne [c. 6 for an Aid by divers Subsidies and a Land Tax]. The residue is to go towards satisfying in course the principal and interest remaining unpaid on the [500,000l. loans on the renewal by 1 Anne st. 2 c. 4 of the] Duties on Coals [granted by 9 Wm. III c. 13] and on Culme granted by 10 Wm. III [c. 21]. Money Book XVII, p. 232.
Money warrant for 955l. to Charles Whitworth, Envoy Extraordinary to the Czar of Muscovy, 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance as from Sept. 11 last. (Money order dated Oct. 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 233. Order Book VI, p. 164. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Same for 462l. to Sir Charles Hedges for last Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance or salary as a Principal Secretary of State. (Money order dated Oct. 17 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 233. Order Book VI, p. 166. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Same for 75l. to William Weket for same quarter for disbursements and attendance in the Treasury Office ; and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated Oct. 17 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 233. Order Book VI, p. 165. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Prize Office for one year to June 24 last : total 1573l. 16s. 5d. Money Book XVII, p. 234.
Warrant by same to the Receiver of Salvage money to comply with (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Sept. 6, for the payment to Silvester Stukely, merchant, sole owner of the Silvester galley, of 195l. 0s. 5½d. being certified as the nine tenths parts of the salvage of the ship King David : it appearing that Stukely fitted his ship out for a voyage to Guinea about the latter end of Oct. last and near the Start Point met and took into harbour the King David laden with corn which had been deserted by her master and all her men and was driving up the sea ; by which Stukely was delayed and his ship caught in the late violent storm and lost ; after which the King David was claimed in the Admiralty by some merchants of London who fully made out their property and had the ship decreed to them on payment of one fifth to the Lord Admiral for salvage, said fifth part being certified to be 178l. 14s. 0d. for the lading (appraised at 893l. 10s. 0d.) and 37l. 19s. 10d. for the ship (appraised at 189l. 19s. 0d.) : the said order in Council being made upon a report dated 17 Aug. 1704 from Prince George of Denmark as Lord High Admiral, based upon the opinion of Dr. Bramston, Surrogate to the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty. Ibid., p. 235.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Charles Hedges for one year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity [patent fee] as a Secretary of State. Ibid., p. 236. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for 250l. per an. to William Petyt as an additional fee due to him under the patent of 1702 July 21 as from the death of Sir Algernoon May ; the said patent having granted to Sir Algernoon May, formerly keeper of the Records in the Tower, an annuity of 250l. and the like annuity to the said William Petyt, both payable out of First Fruits and Tenths as from the then preceding Xmas ; and it being certified that said May was buried 1704 July 28. Money Book XVII, p. 237.
Allowance by same of the salary bill and incidents bill of the Hackney Coach Office for Sept. 29 quarter : totals respectively 207l. 10s. 0d. and 86l. 18s. 11d. Ibid, p. 242.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 150.
Same for 5957l. 19s. 9½d. to Edward Nicholas : out of same : to be applied to the satisfaction of [the Queen's list of] pensions and bounties to Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
Same for 25,000l. to the Treasury of the Navy : to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners in part of the proportion allotted to the head of the Victualling for the year 1704 and by them to be applied to the payment of short allowance money for the Fleet : to be issued out of branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 22l. 13s. 0d. of Plantation Duties ; 4186l. 0s. 9¼d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods ; 500l. of the rent of Hackney Coaches ; 3s. 6d. of the arrears of the first 12d. Aid [as by the Act 1 Wm. and Mary c. 20] ; 20,291l. 2s. 8¾d. of loans on malt, anno 1704. Ibid.
Same for 1000l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of Civil List moneys : in part of the service of the Forces in Savoy : and is to be paid over to the Marquis de Miremont towards the charge of equipping himself and subsisting several soldiers who are going with him to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy. Ibid., p. 152.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for charging 1444l. 10s. 2d. on the growing offreckonings of the Regiment commanded by the late Col. Brewer, being a debt for clothing : all in accordance with your report on the petition of Geo. Jenkins, executor to said Brewer.
Appending : said report. In 1695 said Regiment received a full clothing but having the misfortune to be taken prisoners at Dixmude the Colonel was obliged to make another clothing within the same year which was the occasion of a debt of 1669l. 17s. 6d., towards which the Commissioners for stating the Army [Debts] Accounts have certified 65l. 1s. 6½d. to be the remainder of the offreckonings applicable for clothing said Regiment for the time it was on the English Establishment and 159l. 11s. 4d. to be the offreckonings of the reduced and disbanded men, thus leaving 1444l. 10s. 1d. of which 958l. 10s. 7d. is by the said Commissioners assigned to Gabr. Glover and 213l. 19s. 6d. to Mr. Johnson out of the Colonel's personal pay. It ought to be charged on the growing offreckonings of the Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 443-4.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Elizabeth Gellot, daughter to Col. Henry Washington deceased, shewing that her mother died about five years since and left to petitioner's daughter most of what she possessed, with the proviso for same to go to pious uses in case of her death before marriage : that said daughter is now dead and petitioner through many misfortunes is reduced to great poverty : therefore prays a grant of such part of said estate left to pious uses as the Crown can grant [as being a forfeit to the Crown by reason of such proviso of bequest]. Reference Book VIII, p. 118.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir Basill Dixwell and Mathew Aylmer for the 200l. imprested to them for the repair of Dover pier : said Aylmer being ready to give in an account thereof. (The like stay on Oct. 24 against said Dixwell on the 35l. imprested to him for repair of Arcliffe Fort in Dover : his account thereof being ready). Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 347, 348.
Oct. 17. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bills of the Customs for Sept. 29 quarter : viz. London port, total 6773l. 0s. 9d. and the outports total 9146l. 11s. 3d. Money Book XVII, p. 236.
Dormant warrant by same to the Paymaster of the Works to pay annually the allowances of 200l. and 132l. 6s. 3d. per an. to Henry Wise for himself and the underkeepers and gamekeepers of St. James's Park ut supra p. 370. Ibid., p. 238.
Letter of direction for 5285l. 5s. 4d. to John, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys ; and is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
for Sept. 29 quarter's established salaries and allowances payable in his office 5129 15 4
for John Cox and Richard Coling, Keepers of the Council Chamber, for attendance and disbursements to June 24 last 122 13 4
for Mr. Incledon as Keeper of the Palace of Westminster on the allowance of 6s. 8d. a day to Sept. 29 last 32 16 8
£5285 5 4
Disposition Book XVII, p. 151.
Same for 8000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of the Queen's share of prizes : to be as in further part of the proportion allotted to Wear and Tear, anno 1704 and to be applied as follows : viz.
£
for bills of exchange and imprests 5000
for Nathaniel Gold and Urban Hall upon account for providing pitch and tar 3000
£8000
In the margin : this cancelled because otherwise satisfied. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer 8000l. of the Queen's share of prizes "for services which greatly require the same." Please inform the Lord Treasurer what prizes are brought home with the fleet commanded by Sir George Rooke and what care is taken thereof, particularly in respect of the Leghornese ship. Disposition Book XVII, p. 152.
Letter of direction for 800l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Richard Stacey, her Majesty's bricklayer [Master Bricklayer to the Works], in part of his disbursements in building the Green House [greenhouse] at Kensington. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the bishop of Exeter. The Lord Treasurer returned not out of the country till last Saturday night. He will take the first opportunity of introducing the Dean of Exeter, with your address, to her Majesty as soon as the Queen is in town. He earnestly desires you to use your endeavours to hasten up the West Country members [of Parliament] that so the House may be able to go upon the great business of the ensuing session as soon as may be, my Lord being apprehensive that the fair weather may otherwise invite some of them to tarry longer in the country than her Majesty's weighty affairs in Parliament can easily admit. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 439.
Same to Mr. Gower. In reply to yours of the 11th and 13th inst. the Lord Treasurer gives you permission to stay in Ludlow Castle till Feb. 3 next. Ibid., p. 440.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Portugal Envoy two marble tables and a picture consigned to him from Lisbon, being for the use of his house. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Lord Admiral's Council the enclosed representation [missing] from the Customs Commissioners touching the obstruction their officers have met with on board the Bristol man of war. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] of Mr. Thomas Blofeild et al. recommending Thomas Howes to succeed Mr. Oliver as distributor of stamped paper in the city of Norwich in case Oliver should die of his present sickness. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Principal Commissioners for Prizes as to the Duty demanded by you for some Spanish prize brandy lying at Plymouth. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to execute forthwith their proposal for the better discovery of Morgan Whitley's effects. Ibid., p. 441.
Same to [Mr. St. John, Secretary at war] to prepare a royal warrant to take off the respit of 179l. 16s. 0d. on Capt. Michael Richards' pay from 1702 Oct. 1 to 1703 Oct. 8, he having the Duke of Marlborough's leave to be absent for recovery of his health. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Playwell (boatman at the Pill in Bristol port) as a tidesman in Bristol port loco George Ellis deceased.
David Bell as a tidesman at Newcastle loco Henry Rutledge dismissed.
Thomas Rosser as boatman at the Pill at Bristol loco Thomas Playwell as above.
Robert Stephenson and Robert Preston as tidesmen and boatmen at Liverpool locis Thomas Bushell and Thomas Asdshaw unfortunately drowned. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 328.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Arnold Sansom, Comptroller of the issues and payments of the Customs Cashier, praying an allowance quarterly for the charges of a clerk, stationery wares and incidents for his office. Reference Book VIII, p. 118.
Same to the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of Bithiah Dowse widow, shewing that her husband was housekeeper to the said Commissioners and 71l. 5s. 0d. is due thereon : therefore praying payment, she having a large family and being very poor. Ibid., p. 119.
Report by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen on the petition of Charles Hore praying a reward for discovering several abuses in the Victualling. I have received a petition from Richard and James Hore representing that they were equally concerned therein. In the address from the House of Lords relating to this affair they are all three named without distinction. The matter has been examined by the House of Lords and in accordance with their opinion I consider they deserve a reward of 300l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 344.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Sir John Crew, Chief Ranger of the Forest of Delamere, co. Chester, that no grant of Bruens Quarry, alias Kelsborough Hill or Castle or of the Fishpool or Hetchmoor in said forest may pass to Mr. John Bruen till said Crew be first heard. Notice to be given to John Whishaw at Cliffords Inn. Caveat Book, p. 58.
William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations in America to Leonard Compear Esq., Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues in Jamaica. It is necessary that you forthwith pass your accompts as Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenue in Jamaica. Your deputy in that island has failed to transmit to me authentic accompts for the following terms viz. :
for the half year ending 25 March 1697
the accompt of Quit Rents.
the accompt of Imposts.
the accompt of Additional Duties.
the accompt of Fines, Forfeitures and Escheats.
the accompt of Wine Licences.
the accompt current for that time.
for the half year ending 29 Sept. 1698
all the accompts are wanting.
for the half year ending 25 March 1700
the accompt of Fines, Forfeitures and Escheats is wanting.
for the half year ending 29 Sept. 1700
all the accompts are wanting.
for the half year ending 25 March 1701
all the accompts are wanting.
for the half year ending 29 Sept. 1701
all the accompts are wanting.
for the half year ending 25 Mar. 1702
all the accompts are wanting.
for the half year ending 29 Sept. 1703
the accompt of wine licences is wanting.
for the half year ending 25 March 1704
all the accompts are wanting.
It is requested that you forthwith produce to me all the accounts wanting as above in order to the passing of your accompts to a quietus according to the course of the Exchequer. In default thereof process will issue against you to compel you thereto.
You are to take care that all your accompts be transmitted to me every half year after they have been first examined before the Governor in Council upon production of proper vouchers for the several articles therein : and that you or your deputy are to make oath to the truth of all your said accompts and your attestation is to be certified by the Governor or Clerk of the Council. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 178-9.
Oct. 18 and 20. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay 4½ per cent. interest from Oct. 18 on 20 orders for 500l. each on the seventh 4s. Aid drawn in the name of Charles Fox [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] and by him assigned to Nicholas Tourton and Company.
The like for 10 like orders drawn in name of same and by him assigned to same.
The like for 10 like orders drawn in the name of same and by him assigned to Sir Henry Furnesse. Order Book VI, p. 168.
Oct. 18. Letter of direction for 581l. 10s. 11¼d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List funds : to be paid over to Henry Wise for 1¾ years to Sept. 29 last on the allowances for the care and management of St. James's Park. Disposition Book XVII, p. 152.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the old creditors (being near 400 in number) of the Navy shewing that upon a vote of the House of Commons the late Treasury Lords did by their order of 1702 May 5 see supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 206, direct the Navy Commissioners to apply the deficient tallies on the second 2s. Aid [11 Wm. III, c. 2] amounting, with interest, to 14,333l. 6s. 8d. (which tallies they have received) towards satisfaction of their said debt, and that there remains 21,444l. to completely discharge the whole debt on the second book in course : therefore praying payment of the remainder out of moneys appointed for the present course of the Navy. Reference Book VIII, p. 119.
Same to William Borrett of the petition of Paul, John, Mary and Francis Pigou shewing that about 18 years since their father and uncle fled to England from the French persecution and left an estate worth 15,000l. [in France] ; that they [the father and uncle] applied what money they had to the service of the Government in clothing several Regiments : that about 14 years since their brother James Pigou died intestate in London leaving about 1000l. "leaving your petitioners' father, his only brother, and Magdalen, the wife of Peter Bouxin merchant, his sister and James Baron only son of Henry Baron" et al : that the said Baron is now suing the petitioners for his share of the 1000l. ; but, as he is a Papist and is in France an enemy to England his share belongs to the Crown : therefore pray a grant of same. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several merchants of London and others that buy up East India goods for export, relating to the payment of their debentures for muslins exported. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 440.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for allowing 471l. 13s. 9d. to the Company at Newfoundland as royal bounty to make good the loss of that sum which was put on board the Coventry man of war and lost when she was taken by the French. Ibid., p. 441.
Oct. 19. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List moneys : for Secret Service. (Money warrant dated Oct. 20 hereon). (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 322. Order Book VI, p. 167.
Same for 3000l. to Rosamond Pollexfen, late Rosamond Yarbrough and one of the Maids of Honour : as royal bounty for her marriage portion. (Money warrant dated Oct. 20 hereon). (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 322. Order Book VI, p. 167. Disposition Book XVII, p. 154.
Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Earl of Ranelagh late Paymaster General of the Forces to make out debentures for payment of three articles amounting to 994l. 4s. 7d. as petitioned for in the demand of Robert Livingston : he having petitioned setting forth that he is entitled by warrant and commission from Wm. III to several sums out of the revenue of the Province of New York amounting to 2016l. 4s. 7d. sterling, but that for want of due payment of the Forces in that Province the revenue which was intended for petitioner's satisfaction was applied to defray the Contingent charges of the said Forces and Fortifications : but that by a clause of an Act of the last Session [2 and 3 Anne c. 17 for punishing mutiny § 56-7] the payment of the arrears due to the said Forces was authorised to be made and thereafter the surplus of the 30 per cent. exchange profit on money of the province (after satisfaction of the Officers &c.) was to be issued to such persons as the Queen should adjudge to be duly entitled thereto : which surplus amounts to 2498l. 17s. 4d. : and on his said petition William Blathwaite has reported that there ought to be paid to petitioner the sums of 678l. 14s. 5d. sterling or 882l. 6s. 8¾d. New York money for interest of money by him lent and advanced for the use of the Forces ; and 52l. 17s. 8d. sterling or 68l. 15s. 0d. New York money to make up his salary of Commissary of Provisions to 1700 Nov. 1 he having performed that service ; and 262l. 12s. 6d. sterling or 341l. 0s. 4d. New York money for 8 per cent. interest (being the usual rate of interest in New York) on 853l. 10s. 9½d. New York money (or 656l. 11s. 4d. sterling) disbursed by him for provisions furnished between 1st May 1698 and 26 March 1699 which interest petitioner computes from 1699 March 26 when the principal sum became due to him, as by a report of the late Treasury Lords to Wm. III : and further that the said surplus amounts in all to 2991l. 4s. 1¾d. whereof the late Commissioners of the Accounts [Debts] of the Army &c. have certified 533l. 10s. 1¼d. to the several Officers directed to be satisfied out of the same and for which the debentures are issuing to them accordingly ; thus leaving 2457l. 14s. 0½d. surplus of said 30 per cent. still disposeable. The three sums abovesaid amounting to 994l. 4s. 7d. are hereby to be paid out of said surplus. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 325-6. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 180-3.
William Lowndes to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance. In reply to your memorial of the 19th ult. it is the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that although the 2787l. 5s. 11d. paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Bertie (for the balance of his account to 1699 June 30) was re-issued to him in part of the proportion for Land service of the Ordnance, anno 1704, yet you may apply same as you think convenient for the service of your Office. But you must expect that the quota to the Ordnance for this year will be deficient by more than that sum.
His lordship desires particulars of the persons set in super in the accounts of the Ordnance in whose behalf you desire stay of process. Disposition Book XVII, p. 154.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. The Lord Treasurer approves of your agreeing with Benjamin Mathews, late Receiver General for the Counties of Northampton and Rutland, to pay 2000l. forthwith and 100l. in each succeeding month till his whole debt be satisfied. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 442.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your report of the 3rd inst. on Visct. Dursley's case relating to the ship Sardinacious taken by him at Newfoundland. As the prosecution against him relative to said ship appears grounded on a false report you are to cease further proceedings. Ibid. XVIII, p. 5.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Baldwin Malet, late Receiver General of Taxes for Somersetshire, shewing that upon Mr. Brawn's death he was appointed to receive the remainder of the fifth 4s. Aid and has overpaid 3000l. thereon and 700l. on the Subsidies but cannot clear his account thereof because Mr. Brawn's executors refuse to clear their part : therefore prays that process may issue against them to clear their account, and that said overpayments may be transferred to [said Malet's account of] the sixth 4s. Aid "towards clearing that arrear." Reference Book VIII, p. 119.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to hear Robert Feilding and Lord Bophin and to ascertain what remains unpaid of the 25,500l. (claimed by said Feilding as administrator to Margaret, Viscountess Purbeck) ut supra pp. 293, 294 and what share thereof ought to be paid out of the share of Lord Bophin's estate vested in the Crown. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 332-3.
Oct. 20. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. for last Sept. 29 quarter as messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 16l. 3s. 4d. to same for same quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] appointed to attend the Customs. Money Book XVII, p. 239. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Money warrant for 150l. to William Lowen in part of his disbursements in destroying the warren at Swinley Rails in Windsor Forest ut supra p. 348. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 240. Order Book VI, p. 169. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Same for 100l. to Ann Bowtell in full satisfaction of all moneys due to her late husband William Bowtell for redeeming captives from slavery [in Barbary]. (Money order dated Oct. 26 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 240. Order Book VI, p. 169. Disposition Book XVI, p. 155.
Same for 56l. to Jeremy Sapp of the Tower of London for lodging in the Tower the several prisoners of war as follows who were discharged by the Queen's order without making any demand for their lodging as is certified by Col. Farewell, Deputy Governor of the Tower, viz. the Marquis D'Galle Seignior [Gallissonniere] and Mo[nsieur] D'Biggon [Begon] from 1703 April 24 to May 6 : and the Marquis D'Allager [D'Aliger] and Count D'Sorrell [Sorel] with their retinue from 1703 May 6 to June 10. [See supra p. 371]. (Money order dated Oct. 30 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 240. Order Book VI, p. 178. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Same for 250l. to Thomas, Visct. Duplin, assignee of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, for 1704 Sept. 29 quarter on said Earl's annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 241.
Same for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Northey and 35l. to Sir Simon Harcourt for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their fee or salary as respectively Attorney General and Solicitor General. Ibid., p. 241. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
Letter of direction for 128l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Anthony Vernatty for setting up, repairing and maintaining lamps in Westminster Hall and other places from 1703 Nov. 4 to 1704 April 3. Disposition Book XVII, p. 153.
Same for 10,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of same : as upon account for Sept. 29 quarter for wages and board wages of her Majesty's servants payable in that [the Cofferer's] office. Ibid.
William Lowndes to John How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to apply as follows 17,328l. 17s. 10¼d. out of the money advanced on the tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1704, put into your hands for the service of the Guards and Garrisons : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for the Guards and Garrisons, anno 1704
for 61 days' clearings from June 24 last to Aug. 24 last to the Troops and Regiments in England 10272 8 4
for the pay of the Garrisons for same time 2408 18
for the pay of the Capt. General and General Staff Officers for same time 3057 15
for one quarter's allowance for Contingencies to Sept. 29 last 1262 5 0
for respits on the Earl of Essex's Dragoons between 1703-4 Feb. 24 and 1704 April 24 327 10 0
£17328 17 10¼
Disposition Book XVII, p. 153.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptrollers of Army accounts to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Thomas Whetham relating to the musters and clearings of his Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 442.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing Mr. Borrett's letter [missing] concerning the cause about the curacy at [St. Botolph's] Aldgate. Is it advisable for the Queen to be at any further charge in that trial? Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 132l. 12s. 8½d. to Col. Elliott for the respits on his Regiment on such men as were listed in the country and could not get to Portsmouth in time for the muster. Ibid., p. 445.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir John Shaw to swear Evan Price into the place of deputy to Ambrose Moor, a Queen's waiter, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 328.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Grant for a coastwaiter's place : he being recommended by the bishop of London. Reference Book VIII, p. 119.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of John Parker, Agent for prizes at Falmouth, shewing that he has discovered great embezzlements of prize goods there : therefore praying a commission or salary to him and his partner. Ibid., p. 120.
Same to the Governors of Chelsea Hospital of the petition of the outpensioners thereof, praying payment of their arrears. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the Earl of Essex for discharge of 94l. 10s. 0d. charged to his Regiment for provisions on their going to Ireland. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Nathaniell Rich, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Essex, he having prayed further time for the sale of his estate. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 345.
Same by same for the like stay of process against the executors of Sir Joseph Herne on the super against said Herne in the account of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby as Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland for the value of a bill of 10,000l. which said Herne gave on the 26th Sept. 1690 to the Secretary of the Admiralty in Holland at 15 days' sight ; for which he received value from the said Paymasters ; which bill was paid accordingly. Ibid, p. 346.
Same from same to Mr. Wilcox to plant with acorns the waste ground forming part of each of the enclosures made in New Forest pursuant to Act of Parliament [9 Wm. III, c. 33] : up to a total charge of 40l. Ibid., p. 347.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to add a fifth pacquet boat to those already employed between England and Holland, as proposed by them in their memorial of July 6 last which represented that of late it hath frequently happened that by contrary winds, or the privateers chasing the pacquet boats back again, all the boats have been detained so long on one side that several mails have been due at a time and never a boat ready on the contrary side to transport the mails ready to be despatched from thence. Ibid., p. 348.
Same by same to Henry Shales, Auditor of Crown Lands for co. Surrey, to put into charge the extended estate of Edward Whitaker, late Solicitor for the affairs of the Admiralty :
and to the Receiver of same for said county to collect the rents and profits thereof.
Appending : schedule of said estate : total 167l. 10s. 0d. per an. Ibid., p. 349.