Warrant Book
October 1704, 21-31

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'Warrant Book: October 1704, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 385-400. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84560 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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October 1704, 21-31

Oct. 21. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the Admiralty orders [missing] relating to the brandy on board the Bristol man of war.
I also enclose a letter from the [Assessment] Commissioners for Hull complaining of the Customs Collector there for not stopping the taxes assessed on several officers of that port. Please report to the Lord Treasurer why he does not obey the said Commissioners' warrant. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 443.
Oct. 22. Money warrant for 250l. to the Clerks of the Council (Sir John Nicholas, William Blathwayte, John Povey and Edward Southwell) for 1704 Sept. 29 quarter on their salaries.
100l. to same for same quarter for attending the business of the Commission of Trade. (Money order dated Nov. 12 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 281. Order Book VI, p. 195. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Oct. 23. Same for 660l. 13s. 5d. to Robert Harley on his salary of 1850l. per an. as Secretary of State, viz. from May 16 last, the day he was so made, to Sept. 29 last. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 241. Order Book VI, p. 176. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
William Lowndes to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and the Surveyor General of the Works to view the [royal] Mews [at Charing Cross] and to make a valuation thereof for the sale of the inheritance and an estimate of the yearly rents which might be had if it should be granted in fee farm. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 442.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Dame Mary Bunbury in behalf of herself and Thomas Whittley of Aston co. Flint, shewing that her husband became surety with his [Thomas Whitley's] brother Morgan Whitley in several bonds amounting to upwards of 100,000l. for his said brother's due accounting as Receiver of Taxes for several counties of England and Wales and [he] the said Thomas has been for several years severely prosecuted thereon on account of his brother's failing in his trust but is unable to make any manner of satisfaction : therefore praying stay of proceedings and the petitioner and her husband will do their utmost meanwhile to recover what is due to the Queen from said Morgan Whitley. Reference Book VII, p. 120.
Oct. 24 William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed depositions [missing] with the copy of a letter from Sir Nathaniell Johnson, Deputy Governor of Carolina, relating to a vessel trading with negroes from the coast of Guinea. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 442.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Willian Lane as a watchman, London port, loco Gerard Lowther deceased.
John Allison as a same ibid. loco Benjamin Miller deceased.
John Massinger as surveyor at Greenwich loco John Mardock deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 328.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of John Baptist Verdon praying remission of the Queen's share of a fine of 500l. on him for importing silks. Reference Book VIII, p. 120.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Robert Weddell [deputy to the Warden of the Mint] for 100l. reward for apprehending Carter [alias Browne alias Williams], who counterfeited Malt tickets. Ibid., p. 122.
Oct. 25. Letter of direction for 200l. to Charles Fox : out of Civil List moneys : for the services of the Forces in Savoy : to be paid over to the Marquis de Miremont towards the charge of subsisting several soldiers who are going with him to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy. Disposition Book XVII, p. 155.
William Lowndes to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to apply as follows out of the money advanced on the tallies and orders put into your hands on the Land Tax of this year for the service of the Guards and Garrisons : viz. 14,023l. 19s. 7¾d. to the subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in England from 22 Sept. last to Nov. 21 next and is (with 8774l. 8s. 6¾d. lately issued to you at the Exchequer out of Contributions for Annuities) to complete 22,798l. 8s. 2d. due for subsistence to said Troops and Regiments within that time. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Maurice Birchfeild in Ireland to correspond with the several ports of that kingdom as by the Act 22 and 23 Car. II c. 26 (18) and to transmit informations of any vessels trading from the said ports to and from the Plantations contrary to law, with such instructions as were formerly given to Charles Horn, and Fabian Steel and Nicholas Culliford : the said correspondence having been found very useful in detecting many ships engaged in such irregular trade.
He is further to keep an account of the quantity of tobacco and East India goods which shall be actually landed in Ireland having certificate cocquets to entitle them to great drawbacks from England to wit as additional to the accounts hitherto kept there ; by the said Birchfeild of lead, tin and coals landed there, to which has been since added that of salt, the keeping of which accounts has been of good service to the public. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 329.
Treasury reference to Mr. Parkhurst of the petition of Edmond Reading praying payment of 27l. 17s. 6d. due to him as Messenger for bringing in arrears of prizes. Reference Book VIII, p. 121.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Devorax, owner of the privateer called the Devorax galley, shewing that she took the St. Anthony prize laden with small Nantes white wines which are condemned as prize but being thin are most decayed and not worth the Customs : therefore praying that same may be sold by inch of candle and that he be rewarded thereout for his capture. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. The Lord Treasurer conceives it to be for the advantage of the revenue both in England and Ireland to have regular accounts transmitted to the Customs Commissioners, England, of the quantities of tobacco and of such East India goods as are entitled to debentures, which being shipped from hence to Ireland shall be actually landed there and of any irregular voyages to or from the Plantations. He has therefore constituted Maurice Birchfeild ut supra. He will have his residence in London. Please instruct the officers in the several ports of Ireland to correspond with him.
Also please appoint some person on your part to collect and to transmit to you an account of the quantities of such goods so shipped and of any others which you shall think it convenient to be informed of. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 333.
Oct. 26 Money warrant for 360l. to Gilbert Spencer, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Kent, for his extraordinary charges in his receipt in bringing up by strong guards and paying into the Exchequer 428,855l. 12s. 6d. of the several Aids 1695-9. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 244. Order Book VI, p. 193. Disposition Book XVII, p. 190.
Letter of direction for 2800l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of the late Contributions for Annuities : and is to be paid over to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners of War, and to be applied by him to the subsistence of the prisoners of war in money for two months from Oct. 1 inst : three fifths thereof to be charged to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling. Disposition Book XVII, p. 156.
Oct. 27. Royal warrant, dated St. James's, to the Earl of Ranelagh [as late Paymaster of the Forces] to pay 41l. 1s. 8d. to Capt. Michael Richards for the respit on his pay as Captain of the Company at Newfoundland, occasioned by his absence from his command from 1 Oct. 1702 to 24 Dec. 1702, he having the Duke of Marlborough's leave to come to England for the recovery of his health. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 341.
Same to John How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to pay said Richards 138l. 14s. 0d. for his respit as above occasioned by his absence as above from 1702 December 25 to 1703 October 7. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 25,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Malt Duties anno 1704 : and is to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for the purposes following : viz.
£
for bills of exchange 17000
for Necessary Money and Extraordinary Necessary Money due to pursers 4000
for Contingent charges of the [Victualling] Office 4000
£25000
Disposition Book XVII, p. 156.
Same for 25,000l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans to be made by himself or by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of the Duties on Malt anno 1704 : said sum to be applied to the services following viz.
£ s. d.
on the order for 30,000l. for the 8,000 men acting in Portugal anno 1704
to complete 23,624l. for subsistence and day pay of the General and Staff Officers and Contingencies from Oct. 24 inst. to Dec. 23 next 7489 17
on the order for 150,000l. for the 13,000 men to be maintained by the Crown of Portugal
for this service generally in part of 19,452l. 18s. 1d. resting to complete said 150,000l. 17510 2
£25000
Ibid.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer, examiners of the vouchers of the payments made on the annuities at the Exchequer, shewing that their business has much increased by the Annuities granted the last session and praying an addition to their allowance. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 444.
Same to Mr. Borrett. The Crown has been put to great charge in the suit against Samuel Brewster and Dr. Kennett relating to the Curacy of [St. Botolph's] Aldgate. You are to proceed no further therein. The relator in the cause may, if he thinks fit, follow the suit at his own charge. Ibid., p. 445.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the patent by which Sir Humphry Edwin claims the right to build against the Pell Office ; and on the enclosed report [missing] of Sir Christopher Wrenn concerning same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Stratford in behalf of his correspondents Fran. Stratford and Cha. Broughton, merchants in Hamburg, shewing that "your petitioners understanding that my Lord Raby, her Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Berlin, had encouraged the King of Prussia to burn pitch and tarr," they made no doubt but the same might be imported from Hamburg and therefore loaded two ships with it for England, which upon arrival were seized : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 121.
Oct. 30. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to John, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : as imprest for the service of his office. [The privy seal hereon is dated Nov. 15]. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 328.
Same to same for a same for 300l. per an. to Mary Forester as a Maid of Honour : as from 1704 Sept. 29 : she to satisfy out of the first quarter thereon so much as Rosamunda Yarburgh (now wife of Nicholas Pollexfen) was entitled to as a Maid of Honour from Sept. 29 last to the day of her marriage. Ibid., p. 329.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Sir David Mitchell : for the charge of his voyage to Holland and back last summer "whither he was sent by us on a particular service." (Money warrant dated Nov. 7 hereon). (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 329. Money Book XVII, p. 261. Order Book VI, p. 176. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Foubert as royal bounty, for the charges he has been at in the maintenance and support of our Royal Academy between 1703 Xmas (to which time the allowance for that service was last paid at the Receipt) to 1704 Lady day. (Money warrant dated Nov. 7 hereon). (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 331. Order Book VI, p. 178. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
Royal warrant to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons to pay to the four Regiments sent in 1702 to the West Indies under the Earl of Donegal, Lord Charlemont, Lieut. Gen. Earle and Brigadier Gustavus Hamilton so much as shall be certified by Henry Cartwright and Henry Vincent (who are appointed to go into Ireland to state the debt due to the said Regiments in regard that during the time of that service there were no musters taken of them and their pay cannot be adjusted by muster rolls according to the usual method) to be due to them for the period 1702 Dec. 24 to 1703 Dec. 25. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 332.
Royal warrant to John Howe to appoint a fit person to go to Ireland to pay to the abovesaid Regiments their pay for the abovesaid time : the said person to be hereby paid 400l. for his pains and charges herein. Ibid., p. 333.
Money warrant for 1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for 1704 Sept. 29 quarter on her annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 220.
Same for 30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esq. for same quarter on his fee as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. Ibid., p. 227.
Same for 20l. to Thomas Noy, Doctor of Physic and Reader of same in the University of Oxford : for half a year to Sept. 29 on his fee. Money Book XVII, p. 243. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 27,000l. to Charles Fox as imprest for the Queen's part of the charge of the Forces in Portugal : to Dec. 25 next. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon). Ibid., p. 244. Order Book VI, p. 168.
Same for 772l. 16s. 0d. to Henry de Nassau, Seigneurd' Auverquere, Master of the Horse to William III, for his extraordinary disbursements viz. for fees detailed for passing his accounts of the extraordinaries of the Stables for 7 years ended at Midsummer 1700 and from thence to the 8th March 1701-2 and the accounts for buying horses for the late King [Wm. III] for the same time, and for salary to Evert Jollyvet, his agent, all as sworn to by said Jollyvet. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). Money Book XVII, pp. 245-6. Order Book VI, p. 175. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 71l. 14s. 8d. to Michael Studholme, Keeper of her Majesty's Roads and Guide of her Royal Person in her Progresses &c. for three quarters to 1704 June 24 on his patent fee and riding allowance. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 246. Order Book VI, p. 177. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to repay the assessments to the 1704 Land Tax on Customs Officers of not more than 60l. per an. salary. Money Book XVII, pp. 246-7.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the Officers of the Pipe for one year to June 24 last on their several fees payable out of the Customs viz. 63l. 2s. 0d. to William, Visct. Cheyne, Clerk of the Pipe and the Secondary and sworn clerks in his office ; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe ; 11l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 247.
Money warrant for 75l. to Berwick Corporation for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on their allowance for repair of the bridge over the Tweed. Ibid., p. 247. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Money warrant for 1400l. to John, Duke of Marlborough, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
970l. to John Methuen for same on same as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
485l. to Geo. Stepney for same on same as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor.
485l. to Edmund Poley for same on same as same to the Elector and Dukes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
485l. to Paul Methuen for same on same as same to the King of Portugal.
485l. to William Aglionby for same on same as same to the Swiss Cantons.
485l. to Richard Hill for same on same as same to the Duke of Savoy.
485l. to Thomas, Lord Raby, for same on same as same to the King of Prussia.
485l. to James Vernon for same on same as same to the King of Denmark.
485l. to Dr. John Robinson for same on same as same to the King of Sweden,
776l. to Alexander Stanhope, 485l. thereof for same on same as same to the States General and 291l. for same on his allowance of 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary for Negotiating several affairs.
291l. to John Wych for same on same as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
194l. to Henry Davenant for same on same as Secretary at Frankfort.
158l. to Charles Whitworth who was employed in her Majesty's service at Ratisbon for 79 days June 24 last to Sept. 11 last from which day his allowance commences as Envoy Extraordinary to the Czar of Muscovy.
500l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell for half a year from April 23 last to Oct. 23 last on his allowance as Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
150l. to Robert Cole for one quarter May 10 last to Aug. 10 last on his allowance or salary as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for last Sept. 29 quarter on his same as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Darziliers for same on his allowance as her Majesty's Resident at Geneva. Money Book XVII, pp. 248-9. Order Book VI, pp. 171-2. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 20l. to Dr. Green for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee or salary as Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge.
8l. 6s. 8d. to the Master &c. of Emanuel College, Cambridge, for same time on their perpetuity.
50l. to the Trustees for the poor ministers of the Isle of Man for same time on their pension or annuity.
99l. 2s. 6d. to Horatio Moor for three quarters to 1704 Sept. 29 on his several fees or salaries of 8d. a day and 120l. per an. as Keeper of her Majesty's Tennis Courts.
50l. to Dr. Bentley for Sept. 29 quarter as Library Keeper to her Majesty.
30l. to Thomas Ayloffe as Dr. of Laws and Professor or Reader of same in the University of Cambridge, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fee or salary.
325l. to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms, detailed, for various periods, detailed, on their respective salaries.
250l. to the Earl of Abingdon for last Sept. 29 quarter on his fee or salary as Constable of the Tower.
150l. 1s. 5½d. to the officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for same quarter on their respective fees.
100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham for same on their pension.
150l. to Sir Francis Windham for same on his same.
125l. to Thomas Lane for same on his same.
250l. to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton, for same on their same.
57l. 10s. 0d. to James Chase for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his patent fee or salary as Apothecary in ordinary to the Queen's person.
33l. 6s. 8d. each to Brook Bridges and Edward Harley for same time on their salary as Auditors of Imprests.
101l. 16s. 5d. to the officers of the Works, detailed, for same on their respective salaries.
10l. to Robert Bertie for same on his pension during the life of Mary Cock.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for same on his annuity.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same on his pension.
343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for same on his fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks.
20l. to John Pottenger for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Comptroller of the Pipe. Money Book XVII, pp. 250, 251, 252, 254, 257, 258, 259, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 274, 275, 276. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Money warrant for 2000l. to the Commissioners for Trade for Sept. 29 quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon).
290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for same quarter for the clerks and officers of said Commissioners. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 250. Order Book VI, p. 173. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Malt Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1704 March 25 quarter : total 371l. 10s. 5d. Money Book XVII, p. 252.
Money warrant for 92l. 13s. 10d. to John Andrews, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Warwick, for an overpayment on his account of the Subsidies anno 1703 : to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the seventh 4s. Aid. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 253. Order Book VI, p. 183.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 48l. per an. to William Swanton as Customer of Poole port. Money Book XVII, p. 253.
Allowance by same of the Excise Office incidents bill for last March 25 quarter : total 1141l. 14s. 6¼d. Ibid., p. 255.
Money warrant for 121l. 2s. 6d. to Samuell Powell, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for coals, candles, mops, brooms &c., for said House from 1703 Nov. 9 to 1704 April 3 and for reward to messengers for serving orders according to the direction of said House in said time. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 256. Order Book VI, p. 185. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 72l. 10s. 0d. to John Cooke, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his several fees and allowances, detailed. (Money order dated Nov. 27 for 40l. in part of said fees). Money Book XVII, p. 256. Order Book VI, p. 184. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Garter, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity for support of the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 258. Order Book VI, p. 173. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett for last Sept. 29 quarter on his allowances as Lieut. Governor of Bermudas. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 258. Order Book VI, p. 174. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for same quarter on his allowance. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 259. Order Book VI, p. 175. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Stamp Office incidents bill, detailed, for the quarter ended Aug. 1 last : total 2617l. 8s. 1¼d. Money Book XVII, p. 260.
Money warrant for 212l. 13s. 4d. to the officers, detailed, of Hampton Court for one year to Sept. 29 last on their several fees and allowances. (Money order dated Nov. 28 hereon). Ibid., pp. 252, 257. Order Book VI, p. 190. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 135l. to the officers, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their several fees and allowances. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 266. Order Book VI, p. 207.
Same for 485l. to the Duke of Buckingham for last Sept. 29 quarter as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Nov. 14 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 269. Order Book VI, p. 180. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Same for 375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, for same on his diet allowance and royal bounty as Lord President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 271. Order Book VI, p. 184. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Money warrant for 49l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for 1704 Michaelmas quarter on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle. Money Book XVII, p. 401.
Same for 25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for last Sept. 29 quarter on their pension : of which 5l. is to be paid to Ann Tonk. Money Book XVII, p. 274. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to examine the enclosed account [missing] of interest paid to the Bank of England and others by Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, on moneys advanced by them in 1702 and 1703 for the service of the Navy, being 20,605l. 0s. 8d. interest on 474,315l. 14s. 8d. principal in tallies struck without interest on the fifth 4s. Aid, anno 1702 and 97,000l. principal in like tallies on Malt 1703. If correct, please make out a Navy bill for allowing said interest on the proper accounts of said Littleton. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 444.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Grey as boatman at Shields loco William Watson superannuated, he allowing the said Watson 10l. per an. out of his salary.
Robert Williamson, Henry Flower and James Whitaker as weighers at Newcastle instead of the three weighers there who are not qualified for that business : at 20l. per an. each instead of the present allowances.
John Griffees as land carriageman in Newcastle port, it appearing by a late survey of that port that considerable quantities of goods are brought weekly to that port by land carriage from the Borders of Scotland, Carlisle, Whitehaven and many other places besides many that stop short by the way, and that trade being under no proper inspection and regulation gives great and frequent opportunities for the practice of frauds : to prevent which the said Griffees is to keep a horse and to ride out into the neighbouring parts and observe the carriage of wool on the bishopric side of Tyne. Towards his salary 20l. per an. is to be stopped from that of Richard Leak, a coal waiter there, who is old and infirm and not capable of much business.
The names of the following boatmen and their mates, not hitherto mentioned in the establishment of said port [of Newcastle] are to be inserted therein and they are to have deputations as other officers viz.
at Newcastle.
Ralph Hall mate to Robert Usher, boatman ; William Simpson boatman and John Clay his mate ; William Bolam mate to John Lumley, boatman ; Ralph Paterson messenger between Newcastle and Shields.
at Shields.
William Huntridge mate to William Watson boatman ; Jeremiah Roper boatman, and John Auborry his mate. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 328, 330.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 29 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to William Hester, ratkiller to her Majesty, of a livery for the year 1703 as is usually allowed : to an estimate of 13l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 350.
The like of a same dated Sept. 5 to the Master of the Jewel Office to deliver to Francis Arundell 80 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child : to an estimate of 40l. Ibid., p. 369.
The like of a same for 160 ounces of white plate to Lady Harriot Godolphin to an estimate of 80l. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to admit Christopher Franklyn, John Rutherford and Valentine Rylston to compound at 10s. to the £ their debt of 382l. for salt Duties ; Rylston having been a prisoner for three years in Morpeth Gaol and worth nothing, Franklyn being comptroller of Berwick port, a place of small value, and [being] his whole subsistence and Rutherford farms a colliery and is reputed to be worth 200 or 300l. Ibid., p. 350.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of Capt. Samuell Atkynson (appointed 1700 April 26 to provide shipping &c. for transporting two Regiments of Horse and one of Dragoons from England to Ireland in May, June and July 1700) the item of 23l. for office fees &c.
Prefixing : abstract of said account as stated by Auditor Edward Harley : total charge 1772l. 10s. 0d. : total discharge 1661l. 12s. 3d. Ibid., pp. 372-3.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Weston as Receiver General for Co. Surrey and borough of Southwark of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses. (Commission dated same day to said Weston as such). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 37, 38.
Same by same to the Receiver General for Co. Gloucester of the abovesaid Duties to pay 35l. to Walter Wyatt (an officer of Co. Gloucester) for making an inspection and improvement in the said Duties in the city of Bristol ; the Agents for Taxes having been informed of great abuses therein in said city. Ibid., p. 42.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Trench shewing that he was commissioned in 1702 by the Lords Justices to prosecute all criminals and criminal causes there, which he has ever since performed with great labour and integrity : therefore praying a yearly allowance for same, to be placed on the Irish Establishment. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 334.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to same] to pay to the Company of Battle Axes (which has been placed on the Establishment of Ireland for the service of the Government there) the sum of 740l. for clothes and arms provided in England for them : to be repaid out of the offreckonings of said Company. Ibid., p. 335.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 470l. 12s. 0d. to Lewis Cromelin to complete the money due to him and his 3 assistants for 1¾ years from 1700 March 25 to 1701 Dec. 25 on the salaries of 200l. and 120l. per an. : being 560l., towards which he has hitherto only received 89l. 8s. 0d. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 337.
Oct. 31. Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 10l. to Thomas Brand for fairly writing, flourishing and embellishing on vellum a letter to the Czar of Muscovy on the occasion of the appointment of Charles Whitworth as Envoy Extraordinary to his Czarish Majesty. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 332.
Money warrant for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the following for Sept. 29 quarter on their fee and board wages as Serjeants-at-Arms viz. Thomas Charnock, Samuell Powell, Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst, Edmond Williamson, John Templer, Benjamin Gregg, Daniel Gardner, Matthew Hatton. Money Book XVII, p. 263. Disposition Book XVI, p. 158.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Henry Wise to enable him to go on with several new works which the Queen has ordered to be done this winter season in several of the gardens and parks. Disposition Book XVII, p. 157.
Same for 139l. 15s. 0d. to same : out of same : to be paid to Capt. Michaell Studholme for repairs of the Queen's private roads leading to Fulham between the late King's death and the settlement of the present Establishment of the Stables, wherein is now discontinued the allowance of 270l. formerly therein for said Studholme for looking after the said roads. The present sum includes 4l. 15s. 0d. for the charges he was at in 1703 in sending messengers by the Queen's orders to view the roads from Bath to Winchester and other places. Ibid.
Same for the following fees, salaries and pensions out of the Civil List : [for last Sept. 29 quarter] viz.
£
Governor of Windsor Castle 49
Mr. Tucker, Keeper of the Paper Office 40
Mr. Ford, Housekeeper [Keeper of the Gardens] at Newmarket 9 2 6
Mr. Walker, Housekeeper at Newmarket 50
Mr. Lowman and his wife [Housekeeper and Wardrobe Keeper at Kensington] 75
Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies 75
Mr. Cotterell, Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies 30 8 4
Duchess of Buccleuch [on her pension] 1000
Amias Hext [on his pension] 50
Ibid., p. 158.
Same for 500l. to William Lowndes : out of same : for secret service. Ibid., p. 159. Same for 696l. 14s. 1½d. to Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber to Wm. III] in part of his order for 20,000l. for [arrears due to] the servants of Wm. III : and is to be applied as follows viz.
£ s. d.
to reimburse said Russell the surplusage on on the foot of his account to 1703 Nov. 25 [of said arrears] 646 14
for the allowance to the Auditor of Imprests for stating said account 50
£696 14
Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to insert James Patterson (one of the reduced Invalids at Tynemouth) in the list of Invalids payable by Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons], with the usual allowance as from 1703 Dec. 25. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 446.
Same to the bishop of Exeter. The Lord Treasurer did not write to you himself about hastening up the West Country members [of Parliament] ut supra p. 378 because he feared you would take too much pains on such an occasion. He is sorry he is not likely to see you here till Xmas. Ibid., XVIII, p. 1.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Robert Finch for the better securing and advancing the present Duty on malt. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing a letter [missing] from the Commissioners for Trade relating to the new seals for all the Plantations. Please signify to Mrs. Furnesse that she cause these seals (which were taken in hand by Mr. Harris deceased) to be finished with all expedition. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Bridges of the petition of Sir William Robinson shewing that in his account of the expense for carriage of ammunition, repair of buildings &c. in Ireland the auditor refuses to allow his craving of 16l. 13s. 4d. for loss by 1000 guineas received from Mr. Harbord at 1l. 1s. 10d. each and disposed of in England at 1l. 1s. 6d. each : therefore praying allowance thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 121.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh of the petition of the servants of her Majesty's Removing Wardrobe shewing that they attend her Majesty whensoever she pleaseth to remove her Court, and their duty obliges them not only to a constant attendance but also to keep several servants : being allowed no diet : therefore pray the same allowance of riding charges as in former reigns. Ibid.
William Blathwayte, Auditor of the Plantations, dated from Whitehall to Mr. Lowndes. In obedience to my Lord Treasurer's directions I enclose such states of accompts from the Plantations as I have received from the last shipping [or mail].
Appending :
(1) Virginia.
State of the accompt of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead of tobacco exported, Port Duties and Head Money raised for the support of the Government [of Virginia] from the 25th Oct. 1703 to the 25th April 1704. (In the margin : presented to my Lord Treasurer 1 Nov. 1704).
£ s. d.
Charge :
by balance of last account due to her Majesty 1936 13 5
by the Duties of 2s. per hogshead, Port Duties and Head Money from the 25th Oct. 1703 when the last account ended to the 25th April 1704 229 2 3
by several rights or grants of land at 5s. per right or grant 34 10 0
by fines received within the time of this accompt 10
2210 5 8
Discharge :
by cash paid to the Governor for half a year's salary ending the 25th April 1704 "pursuant to his [the Receiver's] Instructions" 1000
by ditto paid [for] the Governor's house rent for said time 75
by ditto [for] salary for the Gentlemen of the Council 175
by cash paid [for] several other salaries 184 3 0
by cash paid [to] the Ministers for attending one General Court or Assembly 10
by cash paid [to] several expresses to the neighbouring Colonies and for transporting arms &c. to the remote parts of the Government and for other contingencies 268 15
1712 18
balance due to her Majesty 497 7
Pursuant to the Lord Treasurer's directions orders were sent by the last Fleet that the accomptants in Virginia do make oath to all their accounts and that the same be examined in the Council there and [that the attestation be] so certified to the [Plantations] Auditor in England and that they are to prosecute their accounts to a quietus in the Exchequer : which directions have been likewise sent to all the other Plantations.
Virginia :
A state of the accompts of the revenue of Quit Rents in Virginia ; as also for several compositions for lands escheated to the Crown for the year 1703.
£ s. d.
Charge :
by balance of last account due to her Majesty 4291 10 9
by Quit Rents received this year 1843 10 2
by compositions for escheats for the same time 14 18 3
6149 19 2
Discharge :
by salary paid to the bishop of London's Commissary for one year ending 25th April 1703 : pursuant to her Majesty's Instructions 100 0 0
by allowances to collectors and receivers 306 9 10
406 9 10
balance due to her Majesty 5473 9 4
Maryland :
State of the accompt of the revenue in Maryland for the District of Potomac River under the care of George Muschamp Esq., collector of the same ; from the 19th Nov. 1701 to the 4th August 1703.
£ s. d.
Charge :
by the Duties of 8035 hogsheads of tobacco [exported] from the 19th Nov. 1701 to the 4 Aug. 1703 at 12d. per hogshead 401 15 0
by the Additional Duty of 3d. per hogshead 100 8 9
by the Duty of 3d. per ton for 3614 tons of shipping 45 3 6
547 7 3
Discharge :
by cash paid to the Governor for his salary viz. 12d. for every hogshead of tobacco pursuant to Acts of Assembly and her Majesty's Instructions 362 12 2
by ditto paid to the President [of the Council] for his salary in the absence of the Governor 84 6 4
446 18 6
balance remaining in the accomptant's hand for arms according to an Act of Assembly 100 8 9
547 7 3
to the truth of which accompt the Collector has made oath and signed the same before the Governor in Council : orders ut supra having been sent to Maryland by the last Fleet.
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 183-186.
William Blathwayt, Auditor of the Plantations, to Lord Granville, Lord Palatine of Carolina. I shall be obliged in few days to lay before my Lord Treasurer a General State of her Majesty's revenues in America ; wherein I am directed particularly to take notice of such as are in arrear, to the end process may be issued against them. I thought necessary to acquaint you therewith so that the Proprietors of Carolina may prevent the trouble and expense thereof. Ibid., p. 186.
William Blathwayt, Auditor of the Plantations, to Mr. Docminique. The time being now elapsed which you desired to be given you in relation to the Reserved Rent due and in arrear to the Crown from the Proprietors of the Jerseys I shall be obliged to certify the default to the Lord Treasurer and the Queen's Remembrancer, upon which process will issue and which nothing but a due and speedy compleance can prevent. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 187.