Warrant Book
November 1704, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: November 1704, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 400-415. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84561 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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November 1704, 1-15

Nov. 1. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Godolphin to give warrant to the Surveyor General of Woods Trent South to fell 300 trees in New Forest fit for the Navy and to deliver same to the Purveyor of the Navy. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated Nov. 7 hereon accordingly). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 330. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 356.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Appeals in Excise, to include Joseph Addison therein : the new Commissioners to be Sir William Honywood, Richard Beke, George Dodington, Edmund Chaloner and said Addison : with a salary of 200l. per an. each. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 331.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on orders to the amount of 12,000l. [part of 25,000l. tallies on the seventh 4s. Aid see supra p. 55] drawn in the name of Charles Fox [and by him exchanged with Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy for tallies on Malt, and by the latter assigned to? the Bank of England]. Order Book VI, p. 155.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay to Richard Povey for the Sick and Wounded the 2800l. directed to the Navy Treasurer for him. Hereof three-fifths is to be charged to Wages and two fifths to Victualling. Disposition Book XVII, p. 160.
Letter of direction for 9375l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans to be made by himself on credit of Malt anno 1704 : and is to be applied to satisfy 37,500 Rix Dollars bank money of Hamburgh to be remitted thither by Francis Stratford for the quarter's subsidy to the King of Denmark to Sept. 29 last, at the rate of 5s. per Rix Dollar. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to apply as follows the sum of 16,575l. 12s. 8½d. out of the 25,000l. in tallies on Malt which were exchanged with you by the Navy Treasurer [as above] for tallies on Land Tax anno 1704 : viz. in further part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000
£ s. d.
men anno 1704
for the pay of the General Officers from Sept. 30 last to Dec. 23 4075 12
for Contingencies 2500
for recruits, waggon money and other allowances to the Foreign Forces in part of 20,000l. on the Establishment for them 10000
£16575 12
Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to satisfy (out of the 17,000l. part of 25,000l. directed the 27th ult. ut supra p. 388) the bills drawn on you by Mr. Tyrrell, Agent for Prizes at Lisbon, for moneys supplied to your agent there ; on which bills 3402l. 16s. 3d. is already due. Ibid., p. 161.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the memorial of this day from the Prizes Commissioners concerning the prize ship Golden Duck (appraised at 681l. 9s. 0d.) taken in the Mediterranean by Captain Jumper in her Majesty's ship Lenox, which [prize] was by Sir George Rooke, pursuant to the Queen's command, delivered to the Emperor of Morocco in lieu of a ship of his burnt by some English ships : and desiring that the appraised value may be paid to the Receiver of Prizes. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 445.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to make their demand in writing about the serviceable brass ordnance taken at Vigo. Ibid., p. 446.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn to fitt up as an office for Mr. Jett the 2 rooms underneath the apartment where the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills meet : the said Jett being appointed by the Lord Treasurer to register and pay the debentures which remain unsatisfied from the Forfeited Estates in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition of the Mayor &c. and merchants and clothiers of Leeds co. Yorks. on behalf of Lionell Norman, collector of Berwick on Tweed, relating to the preventing wools being carried out of the northern parts into Scotland. Ibid., XVIII, p. 1.
Royal warrant dated S. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 100l. per an. pension to Sir George Barnwall as from Michaelmas last during pleasure : and to enter same on the present and future Establishments of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 334.
Nov. 2. William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to despatch their report on the memorial of the executors of Visct. Grandison concerning the 1580l. bond given in 1686 to the Excise Commissioners by him and Henry Howard, now Earl of Suffolk. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 446.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed state [missing] made by Auditor Harley of several debts standing out at Xmas 1698 on late collectors of Customs. Ibid., XVIII, p. 1.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to stop payment of the pension of 3s. a day to Capt. de Bruce as from Sept. 29 last and from that date to insert on the Establishment a like pension for Mary de Bruce. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 342.
Same to same to insert on the Establishment of Ireland a pension of 2s. 6d. a day to John Deprades as from March 31 last.
2s. 6d. a day pension to Magdalen De Boisrond as from Sept. 29 last. Ibid., pp. 343, 346.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of George Clarke, merchant in Edinburgh, shewing that he with John Murray farmed the Post Office in Scotland and were to account to the Postmaster of England for their share of the postage due to England ; that Murray has failed and there is a debt of 2000l. which is charged upon petitioner : therefore praying to be discharged from same, in regard petitioner was only a nominee and is unable to pay the debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 121.
Nov. 3. William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to examine Mr. How's voluntary charge in his account to 1703 Dec. 25 as Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons ; and to send same to the Auditors of Imprests. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 2.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 518l. 5s. 6d. as follows for an additional Company raised by Capt. Astley to the Regiment of Lord North and Grey.
£ s. d.
for the pay of the privates which appeared at the muster in Holland in Nov. 1702 to the 1st of that month 264 5 4
for same of the Commission Officers from April 28 when they produced above 25 men to be mustered before Justice Berkeley in Shropshire to 1 Nov. 1702 165 3 8
for same of the Non-commissioned Officers for same time 88 16 8
£518 5 6
Appending : report on the memorial of Lord North and Grey for same. Ibid., pp. 2-3.
Same to same for a same to authorise the payment of 66l. 6s. 4d. for respits on several captains of Sir Charles Hara's Regiments for the period 1703 Aug. 25 to Dec. 24, their men being actually in pay and on their march to their quarters. Ibid., p. 15.
Same to Auditor Bridges enclosing Mr. Borrett's account [missing] of moneys expended in prosecution of lawsuits as Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury, to wit for one year to Oct. 15 last. Please prepare a state thereof. Ibid., p. 4.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from the Commissioners for Trade. Please send them the accounts therein mentioned. Ibid., p. 5.
Treasury reference to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Sir Cha. Hara, Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers, praying that 250l. 12s. 6d. for new accoutrements delivered over with 50 private men, detailed, in the late Expedition to Cadiz out of his Regiment towards completing Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment may be charged to offreckonings. Reference Book VIII, p. 122.
Nov. 4. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to take off the respits of 24l. 11s. 0d. and 108l. 1s. 8d. on Col. Roger Elliott's Regiment between June 25 and Dec. 24 last for men listed in the country in that time who could not get to Portsmouth, where the Regiment was quartered, in time for the muster. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 346.
Nov. 6. Money order for 25l. to Sir Charles Cottrell for last Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity in lieu of all allowances by bills as Master of the Ceremonies. (This sum forms part of the 75l. to him in the letter of direction of Oct. 31 last supra p. 396). Order Book VI, p. 173. Disposition Book XVII, p. 158.
Nov. 6.& 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to allow interest at 4½ per cent. on 3 orders for 5000l. each drawn in the name of John Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] on the seventh 4s. Aid and by him assigned to the Bank of England.
Three orders for 5000l. each, 32 for 1000l. each and 18 for 500l. each (making 56,000l. in all) in name of same on same and by him assigned to same.
Similarly for 5 per cent. interest on the following orders drawn in the name of Charles Fox on the said Aid viz. 10 orders for 500l. each by him assigned to Thomas Normandy.
Three orders for 500l. each by him assigned to John Clarke.
One order for 500l. by him assigned to Thomas Pearse.
One order for 500l. by him assigned to Benjamin Tymewell Esq. Order Book VI, p. 170.
Nov. 6. Letter of direction for 9840l. 8s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Navy 1425l. 5s. 11d. thereof out of loans on the. One Third Subsidy and the Duty on Prize Wines, and 8415l. 2s. 1d. out of Contributions for Annuities : and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marines, upon account for 6 months' subsistence to the Officers and soldiers of the Marine Regiments at Gibraltar. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign said sum to Walter Whitfield for said Regiments). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 161, 163.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox. Out of the 72,350l. to be raised on Land Tax tallies anno 1704 at 4½ per cent you have only raised 48,200l. and you cannot obtain the remainder at under 5 per cent. interest. The Lord Treasurer authorises you to pay 5 per cent. on the said remainder, being 24,150l. Ibid., p. 167.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [late Paymaster of the Forces] enclosing the accounts and papers [all missing] from Mr. Carteright and Mr. Vincent concerning the arrears due to the Earl of Donegal's Regiment lately in the West Indies. Please make a demand for so much thereon as is owing to clear the said Regiment during the time it was under your pay, to wit to the 25th Dec. 1702. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 447.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of Crown Revenues concerned of the petition of John Digby gent. proposing his sureties as Receiver of Crown Lands in cos. Hereford, Worcester, Salop and Stafford.
The petition of Richard Rose proposing his securities as same for cos. Lincoln, Notts, Warwick and Leicester. Reference Book VIII, p. 122.
Nov. 7. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bills, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for half a year to June 24 last : total 615l. Money Book XVII, p. 261.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follow the sum of 61,952l. 10s. 9½d., the said sum being received between Oct. 10 last and Nov. 7 inst. on branches of the revenue as follows viz. 8281l. 8s. 8d. from Windows ; 5484l. 13s. 3d. from Additional Impositions ; 2180l. 19s. 10d. from New Duty on Paper Continued ; 21,860l. 16s. 1½d. from New Customs ; 1905l. 15s. 4d. from Marriages ; 22,238l. 17s. 7d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 7th Nov., 1704. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 30772 3 10 707 7 0
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 161698 9 3 5180 11 0
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 350199 10 0 11662 15
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 54665 13 4 1135 6
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 79316 15 2714 8
Salt 1711500 0 0 267729 5 21765 8 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 26415 0 2034 14
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 221142 3 9 5661 6
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 120206 17 2850 1 3
Marriages 648000 0 0 234183 11 9 8240 12 4
4871611 8 0 1546329 10 8 61952 10
Money Book XVII, p. 262.
Money warrant for 150l. to Henry Baker for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his allowance as Solicitor for the Treasury. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 263. Order Book VI, p. 185. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 52l. per an. to Ambrose Moor as a Queen's waiter London port. Money Book XVII, p. 263.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Receiver of Salvage money to pay Lieut. Col. Lewis Mordant 85l. 9s. 3d. for the nine tenths value of the ships Anne and George and Anne both of London, which during the time of his being Lieut. Governor of Jersey were driven on shore in said island by stress of weather after having been taken by the French and were seized and secured by said Mordant and were afterwards decreed to be restored to merchants in London.
Prefixing : order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Nov. 2 for said payment. Ibid., p. 265.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay 1245l. 14s. 0d. to Thomas Moore for works done by the Queen's especial command in the Little Park at Windsor and in Windsor Forest between 1703 June 4 and 1704 Aug. 24 including 6l. 4s. 0d. for a bill of Phillip Harris, locksmith, for locks and keys in said Little Park : to be paid by degrees out of money arising by sale of windfalls. Ibid., p. 267.
Money warrant for 1500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for last Sept. 29 quarter for said Band. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Elizabeth Brawne, widow of Charles Brawne, for an overpayment on his account as Receiver of the Duties on Houses &c. Co. Somerset : to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on his account of the fifth 4s. Aid. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 268. Order Book VI, p. 186.
William Lowndes to the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. I have sent to the Lord Treasurer your report on the petition and bill of the widow of George Dickenson, formerly agent for sick and wounded men at Plymouth. How much do you think reasonable to be allowed her? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 4.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present George Duke for some employment in the Customs, whom the Lord Treasurer recommended to you in November, 1702. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to forthwith deliver in to the Auditors of Imprests your final account for Chelsea Hospital. Ibid., p. 6.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. My Lord Treasurer has perused your state of the several accounts lying before you and is pleased thereupon to direct as follows. You are forthwith to prepare and lay before him states of the accompts of Mr. Addison et al Commissioners for Sick and Wounded during the late war and of Richard Povey as late Treasurer for same. Likewise the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces and that of the Commissioners of Transportation from 1689 to Feb. 1702 which you represent to be very voluminous. Please advise with the Attorney General concerning Mr. Herbert's accounts of prize ships and goods taken during the late war viz. as to whether you can give the said Herbert allowance therein of the payments by him made by warrant of the late Commissioners for Prizes "referring the accounts [? vouchers] not producible." Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Ranelagh to deliver to Mr. Thomas Jett senr. (appointed to register and pay debentures made out by you and the Transports Commissioners and the Commissioners of Accounts for the debts to the Army, Navy and Transports during the late war [to wit such debentures as have been made out] "upon the Forfeited Estates in Ireland more than the said estates shall extend to satisfy") the several books containing the counterparts of the said debentures in order to prevent him being imposed upon by counterfeit debentures : and likewise to deliver to him an account of the prizes taken during the late war. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 351.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Parkhurst not to prosecute or molest Capt. John Norris, Commander of her Majesty's ship Orford, for the 1447l. 14s. 0d. which he received from the Victualling Commissioners for provisions made use of out of 2 prizes which were taken at Newfoundland by the ships under his command in 1697.
Appending : report by the Attorney General to the Lord Treasurer on said Norris's petition. In 1697 Norris was Commander in Chief of a Squadron and by instruction from the Admiralty he was ordered to divide among the sea and land men employed in that service all the spoil taken from the enemy on that voyage except guns, naval stores and ordnance stores and ships of war. He took some prizes and having made use of the provisions taken in the prizes to supply the ships under his command he did by direction of the Treasury receive 1447l. 14s. 0d. for the same from the Victualling Commissioners and divided the same according to the said Instructions ; and the late King ordered no prosecution against him &c. (see supra Tr. Cal. vol. XIII, pp. 69, 262 ; XV, p. 266) ; and on the 21 June 1698 did direct the Commissioners of Prizes that if any of the ships taken by him should be condemned as prize in England his Majesty's share should be delivered to Capt. Norris. The 2 ships taken were sold for 3107l. 3s. 4½d. of which the King's share amounting to 803l. 17s. 2d. and petitioner's share amounting to the same (making 1607l. 14s. 4d. in all of which nothing has been paid) belong to said Captain by the King's bounty besides the 1447l. 14s. 0d. for provisions as above. Ibid., pp. 351-3.
Same by same to same to deliver up the security bonds of John Edgcombe and Roger Mills as sureties for William Tom deceased, late Receiver for Prizes in the port of Plymouth : the said Tom's account being improperly placed in debit, as is certified by William Cowse, one of the late Subcommissioners for [Prizes in] that port. Ibid., p. 355.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Phillip Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling, his accounts being before the Commissioners of the Victualling. Ibid., p. 357.
Same by same to Auditor Bridges to prepare for declaration Henry Baker's account for one year to 1698 Sept. 29 as Solicitor to the Treasury.
Prefixing (a) said account detailing the several prosecutions (John Gaudet and 7 other French smugglers), several owlers, several transporters of wool, Richard Whitfeild, John Grey, William Tayler and Andrew Howell for high treason for going into France during the war ; Sir Cha. Duncomb, Aubrey Price, Step. Lancefeild, Bateman and Taylor for various crimes ; rewards, inquests, pardons ; 39l. 6s. 10d. for expenses relating to secret service ; &c. &c. total charge 4638l. 10s. 6½d. ; total discharge 5744l. 15s. 6d. ; (b) report thereon by Auditor Bridges with the Lord Treasurer's marginal directions and decisions thereon. The said account is as follows :
£ s. d.
the charge of prosecuting Jo[h]n Gaudet and 7 other French smugglers to an impeachment : eighteen months 713 3 10
prosecuting Wrag, Brough and Corbusier for a conspiracy against Renne 21 10 8
prosecuting Laming Pitts, Buckley and Holmes for importing French silks 93 12 0
levying executions on Romney Marsh upon persons and estates of several owlers and defending a suit with the Earl of Thanet upon Replevins bought [brought] for his tenants' cattle 592 7 5
several trials with Russell and Skinner and 10 others for transporting wool 240 19 2
several suits with Thomas Elliot and 4 others upon seizures of wool 65 18 6
several prosecutions against Richard Whitfeild, Jo[h]n Grey, William Taylor and Andrew Howell for high treason for going into France during the war 98 19 4
travelling charges to the Assizes in Kent 10
prosecuting Sir Charles Duncomb, Aubrey Price, Step Lancefeild, Bateman and Taylor for crimes of several natures 35 1 2
rewards and subsistence to Capt. Porter, La Rue and others instruments in detecting the conspiracy against King William 1592 0 6
charges in suing out and executing several commissions of inquiry into the estate of the late Lord Stafford supposed to be outlawed : and for suing a special commission of Oyer and Terminer and prosecuting an indictment against him for high treason and outlawing him in the Court of Hustings 678 6 4
several remaining charges in executing commissions of enquiry upon estates of Lord Griffin, Sir John Freind and William Perkins 114 9 2
for passing of pardons for the Earl of Clancarty, Mr. Barillean (Barillion) and Mrs. Mason 116 17 4
payments to Mr. Armiger and Thompson, clerks of the Exchequer, for business by them done in the said Court for his Majesty's service 405 11 0
expenses relating to secret services 39 6 10
coach hire, wateridge, postage of letters, stationery wares and other petty expenses during the time of this account 50 6 11
fees at the Treasury and at the several offices of the Exchequer for warrants and orders for receiving and issuing [sums amounting to] 4319l. 5s. 6½d. 129 15 4
charge of converting 1500l. delivered to this accountant on malt tickets into money at the rate of 25 per cent. [discount] and for brokerage 379
ordinary allowance to the Auditor [of Imprests] and his clerks for auditing this account 30
fees of an Imprest Roll 4
5744 15 6
balance due to the accomptant 1106 4 11½
(c) Mr. [Robert] Barker's report [as Deputy Queen's Remembrancer] on said account. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 358-361.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to prepare for declaration Mr. Borrett's account for one year to 1703 Oct. 15 as Solicitor to the Treasury.
Prefixing : (a) said account : total charge 1243l. 14s. 4d.: total discharge 1635l. 15s. 0d. (including prosecution of Fuller, Hathaway, of Levingston for coming from France without licence ; Culpeper by order of the House of Commons [Thomas Colepeper Esq. C. J. XIII 732, XIV p. 46] ; Col. Park by the like order [Daniel Park C. J. XIII, pp. 711, 766] ; Holman for the escape of a French spy ; charges about the business at Port St. Marys ; Dr. [Thomas] Watson late bishop of St. Davids ; Palmer and others for killing red deer at Norwood ; Newth and other rioters at Dursley in co. Gloucester ; Crossfeild for a libel ; James Vernon touching the late King's stock in the East India and Africa Company ; Dr. Watson et al. for intrusions ; Samuell Brewster et al. about the curacy of Aldgate ; Thomas Seignoret et al. for corresponding with the French king ; James Taylor for seditious words ; bill against Whitaker [Edward Whitaker, Solicitor to the Admiralty L. J. XVII, 278] ; Daniell De Foe for a seditious libel ["Shortest way with the Dissenters"] 42l. 7s. 4d. ; Jackson for the escape of Capt. Coshart and La Touch ; Stafford for exercising the function of a Popish priest ; [David] Edwards for a libel ; Dyer for a libel [John Dyer the news writer C. J. XIV, p. 207]; Rigby et al. for a debt to the Queen ; [Dr.] Drake for a libel ; Lloyd by order of the House of Commons [son of Wm. Lloyd, bishop of Worcester, C. J. XIV, p. 37, 268] ; Coulston et al. for a riot at Scarborough ; Lord Portland et al. by English bill in the Exchequer for discovery of moneys reserved for the use of the Crown ; John Tutchin for a libel ; charges of an Act of Parliament to enable the Queen to found a Hospital in the Savoy 29l. 14s. 10d. ; charges of 2 consultations of the Queen's Council [Counsel] relating to Lord Montgomery's coming from France without licence [William Herbert Visct. Montgomery, Marquis of Powis] ; administering for the Queen to Horace Stanton an infant bastard ; [prosecution] against Lord Halifax by order of the House of Commons 107l. 15s. 4d. ; inquisition into Duchess of Mazarin's estate in Middlesex &c.; proceedings against John Tutchin for a libel ; payment to Mr. Harcourt for enrolling letters patent allowing one third part of fines to prosecutors : for recording the appearance of defendants the first and last days of Michaelmas term 1702 and Easter and Trinity terms 1703 : and for Certioraris to remove the order against William Elmes and to remove the inquisitions against Smith for the murder of Clough : payments to the Attorney General for advising on the prosecutions against persons outlawed for high treason and attending the Lord Treasurer thereon : ditto for advising on prosecutions in the Exchequer Court relating to her Majesty : ditto for attending the Court of Queen's Bench the last days of Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1702 and Easter and Trinity terms 1703 about discharging and continuing several persons from and upon their recognizances : Court fees to officers, attendants and messengers : ditto to cryers, ushers and tipstaves of the Queen's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer : looking after notices to accomptants : sending to and allowing with the sheriffs all writs of Distringas and Computandum : the like charges in the proceedings relating to Penal laws and Popular actions : paid Mr. Weddall his charges in prosecuting several coiners &c. in the Northern Circuit in July and August 1702 : paid Mr. Atterbury for 4 days' attendance in London to learn if the French merchants, Mr. Seignoret and others were naturalised, the better to discover how to prosecute them for holding correspondence with France ; and for his [Borret's] other expenses and enquiries after Daniel D'Foc and Mr. Lloyd in order to their being prosecuted : payment to Robert Stephens, Messenger of the Press, for his attendance and disbursements from Midsummer 1702 to Michaelmas 1703 : stationery ware, books, pamphlets, libels &c. : charges on references of petitions of several persons : expenses of the enquiry about the ships and goods found floating and cast away on the coast of Suffolk by Treasury order of 17 Feb. 1702-3 : expenses of enquiry about the fines set upon William and John Williams and their service at sea on remittance thereof as by like order dated 19 March 1702-3 : fees at the Treasury and Exchequer on issues and for an Imprest Certificate : auditor's fees for passing this account : similar expenses about prosecutions for which this accomptant produces no vouchers, including paid to Queen's Counsel for several notices to meet on the affair of Lord Montgomery's returning from France without licence, and for the prosecution of Lord Halifax : expenses in examining witnesses against Palmer and others for killing red deer at Norwoods : expenses at Kingston for himself [Borret] and 2 clerks for 2 days and 2 nights about the prosecution of James Taylor for seditious words : expenses of several meetings with the Governor and others of East India Company and Africa Company touching the late King's stock in them ; expenses at several meetings (by order as is alleged of my Lord Nottingham) in examining the many papers and libels found in De Foe's custody when taken : expenses of several meetings and consultations in settling the commission to enquire into the late Duchess of Mazarin's estate in order to vest the same in her Majesty : expenses in the enquiry (by my Lord Treasurer's direction) after the personal estate of James Smith who murdered Clough, in order to vest the same in her Majesty : payments for precepts on the commissions and to the Clerk of the Peace for engrossing the indictments, subpœnas, tickets and for swearing the witnesses before the grand jury in finding bills against Tutchin for a libel, Edwards for the like, De Foe for the like and for costs in the proceedings to the outlawry (the defendant De Foe absconding) : charges of the Savoy bill to wit about several meetings and for the expenses of Mr. Jones of the Savoy and for the Lord Keeper's engrossing the bill and to Mr. Wilmore for drawing writings and Mr. Wyndham for the Yeoman usher and to Mr. Hancock, Mr. Jodrell and other officers of the House of Commons and for entertainments at three several meetings with the inhabitants of the [Savoy] parish. Ibid., pp. 362-6.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Brook Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to prepare for declaration Sir William Robinson's account (as Surveyor General of Works in Ireland) of the repair of sundry buildings there and of carrying stores and ammunition to Limerick between 1690 Aug. 21 and 1692 Oct. 22.
Prefixing : abstract of said account, total charge 2842l. 2s. 6d. : total discharge 2817l. 17s. 4¾d. (including 103l. 1s. 7d. for repairs in the Artillery Yard Stables, 87l. 10s. 6d. for repairing the Hospital near Kilmainham ; 200l. 6s. 1d. for work at "chapel Izod, Phenix" ; 175l. 9s. 11¾d. for work at Audowens [Audoen's] Arch Prison ; 403l. 6s. 2½d. for repairs at Athlone and Bahamar [? Ballymore] ; 448l. 8s. 5½d. for repairing the Parliament House). Ibid., pp. 374-5.
Same by same to Edward Pyle, woodward of New Forest, to sell no standing timber there and to give notice to the Navy Commissioners as often as you shall sell any dotard and decayed trees there, to the end the Navy Purveyor may choose what thereof is fit for the Navy : and to deliver to said Purveyor only by indenture. Ibid., p. 375.
Money warrant for 486l. 6s. 0d. to Elizabeth Brawne, widow of Charles Brawne, late Receiver General of Taxes for Somerset and Bristol, for his extraordinary charges in his receipt ; he having been very industrious and made early and punctual payments into the Receipt. (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Nov. 10 for 1548l. 6s. to Mrs. Brawne for his extraordinary charges in his receipt : and is to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the land tax and Subsidy anno 1702 for said county. The explanation of this sum is afforded by the confirmation dated 1704 Nov. 7 of the order of 1701 April 9 supra Treasury Calendar vol. XVI p. 241 for 1062l. to said Brawn for the like extraordinary charges). Money Book XVII, p. 264. Order Book VI, p. 177. Disposition Book XVII, p. 162. Order Book VI, p. 174.
Letter of direction for 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to Henry Wise for a quarter to Nov. 1 inst. on his contract for keeping her Majesty's several Gardens. Disposition Book XVII, p. 162.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to employ as follows the remainder of the 25,000l. tallies on Malt exchanged with you by the Navy Treasurer ut supra p. 400 viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1704
to complete 12,659l. 15s. 0d. allowed on the Establishment for forage, waggon money and other particulars for the General Officers and English Regiments anno 1704 6329 17 6
in further part of 20,000l. allowed for the same services for the Foreign Forces 2094 9
£8424 7
Ibid.
Nov. 8. William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Commissioner Gifford concerning planting elms about the banks of the enclosures in New Forest. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 447.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Oct. 25 to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery of 2 badges to Hugh Stevens, waterman in ordinary to the Queen : to an estimate of 26l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 355.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the sureties of Nathaniel Rich as late Receiver of Taxes co. Essex, they being very active to find a purchaser for Rich's estate to clear his debt. Ibid., p. 357.
Nov. 9. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission for Prizes leaving out William Gosselin and appointing him Comptroller of Prizes loco Thomas Ryves deceased : the new Commissioners to be Emanuell Scroope Howe, Edward Brereton, George Morley, Robert Yard, Anthony Duncomb and Alexander Pendarves. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 336-7.
Nov. 10. Money warrant for 550l. to Dr. John Robinson in full (with 200l. ordered to him Sept. 28 last) of a bill of extraordinaries from 1702 Oct. 20 to 1703 April 2 as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 264. Order Book VI, p. 176. Disposition Book XVII, p. 164.
Nov. 11. William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your proposed contract with Mr. Dummer for 5 boats to carry on a correspondence between England and the Plantation Islands in America save that for your article 6 obliging the boats to go from and return to Plymouth he prefers that they embarque only at Plymouth and return to Falmouth and to enter and land their goods there. He agrees that Dummer's account current of charges in carrying on said service to Dec. 25 next (at which time the new contract is to take place) be passed by him as agent to you for the said boats in like manner as the managers of the other pacquet boats do. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 448.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the following accounts [missing] received from the Custom House viz. (1) of corn exported in 1703 (2) of wool imported from Ireland from 1702 Xmas to 1704 June 24. Ibid., XVIII, p. 4.
Nov. 12. Same to Henry Baker to pay 60l. to Henry Shales for one year's rent to Sept. 29 last for the house wherein Capt. Porter dwells. Disposition Book XVII, p. 163.
Nov. 13. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on orders to the amount of 1000l. [on the seventh 4s. Aid] drawn in the name of Charles Fox [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad and by him assigned to? the Bank of England]. Order Book VI, p. 155.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from John Povey, one of the clerks of the Privy Council, notifying that the Committee of Council will meet Dec. 4 next to consider the draft charter desired by Mr. Byfeild et al. for the importation of naval stores from the continent of America. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 447.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the estimate, detailed, for making a pair of stairs at the east side of the [Queen's] House [viz] at the end of the Long Gallery at Kensington : and taking down the old stone steps and columns on the north side : total 145l. 16s. 8d. Reference Book VIII, p. 122.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Margery Mapleson, sutler at the Tilt Yard, shewing that in the beginning of Charles II's reign a little house was built in the Tilt Yard for sutling of the Foot Guards on duty and has often since been repaired and disposed of by the Crown, which petitioner about May 1697 took [on rental] at 55l. per an. and 40l. fines to the then Majors of the Guards and thereby had a prospect of a livelihood, her husband Edward Maplesden, Quarter Master of Horse, having died in August last in the Portugal Expedition ; but on the 8th inst. she was violently dispossessed by Col. Richard Holmes, Major of the Coldstream Regiment : therefore praying a lease of the house or to be continued therein for life for sutling the Guards. Ibid., p. 123.
Nov. 14. Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay out of wood sales the allowances to the underkeepers of Windsor Little Park amounting to 65l. per an. as from 1702 June 24. (In the margin : later confirmations dated 1710 Dec. 21 and 1711 Dec. 14 of this warrant). Money Book XVII, p. 270.
Money warrant for 125l. to James Gastigny for last Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity. Ibid., p. 270. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
Letter of direction for 300l. to the Earl of Ranelagh [as late Paymaster General of the Forces] : out of moneys of the Plantation Duty and the rent of Hackney Coaches : and is to satisfy the arrears to 1702 Dec. 24 of Lord Donegal's Regiment. Disposition Book XVII, p. 165.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed account [missing] from the Prizes Commissioners on the debt due to them from you for stores, guns, &c. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 5.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for settling the pacquet boats between England and New York. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Roger Painter as a tidewaiter at Bristol. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the enclosed accounts [missing] from the Customs Commissioners of the receipts and payments of the Customs for 2 years from 1702 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 6.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 5 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for covering the throne erected for her Majesty at St. Pauls both inside and out with crimson serge : to an estimate of 16l. 10s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 367.
The like of a same dated Oct. 27 last for the delivery to the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe of two pair of brass candlesticks with snuffers and snuff pan for the use of the Ladies of the Bedchamber : to an estimate of 30l. : the estimates in both cases being signed by Elias De Rit. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Oct. 18 to same to deliver to same 18 green taffeta cases and chair cases in the place of the shalloon cases formerly provided for the chairs and stools in her Majesty's Drawing Room at Windsor : to an estimate of 40l. Ibid., p. 368.
The like of a same dated Oct. 18 to same to deliver to same particulars detailed viz : 3 window curtains and valence of scarlet and yellow damask and 2 elbow chairs, 10 square stools of walnut tree frames for the Prince's [Prince George of Denmark's] Drawing Room at St. James's ; four window curtains and valence of crimson damask trimmed with gold orice lace for her Majesty's Drawing Room there ; to take down the damask window curtains in the Old Council Chamber at St. James's and fit them to the windows in her Majesty's Privy Chamber there : 4 curtains and valence of crimson damask for her Majesty's Eating Room at St. James's ; 5 pair of 11 quarter blankets and 5 large Pinnado calico counterpains for travelling beds : to an estimate of 680l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Sept. 5 to same to deliver to same a new travelling bedstead for the Queen, apparelled with crimson damask trimmed with silk crimson arras lace ; 2 elbow chairs, 6 square stools : 3 window curtains and valence of crimson damask, trimmed suitable to the bed : one matris quilt and one Holland quilt : one down bed and bolster covered with satton : 2 large quilted silk blankets : a large iron bound standard trunk ; 4 canvas rapers [wrappers] for the bedding ; one looking glass about 38 inches and a folding table both of walnut tree : one Barbury matt to lay under the bed &c. : to an estimate of 580l. Ibid., p. 369.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of Crown Revenues for cos. Hereford, Worcester, Salop and Stafford to take the securities of John Digby as Receiver General of same for said counties (Treasury commission dated Nov. 7 to him as such).
The like to the Auditor concerned, to take the securities of Richard Rose as same for cos. Lincoln, Nottingham, Warwick and Leicester. (The like Treasury commission). Ibid., pp. 368, 370.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Vincent enclosing the Earl of Ranelagh's report on the papers and accounts of Lord Donegal's Regiment which you sent to me Oct. 17 last. The 1000l. paid by said Earl on account was from, and not to, the 24 Oct. 1702. There is imprested to him 300l. for the arrears of said Regiment to 1702 Dec. 24. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 336.
Nov. 15. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of the Excise Office for last June 24 quarter : total 1090l. 15s. 9½d.
The like for the Malt Office for same quarter : total 397l. 8s. 6d. Money Book XVII, p. 269.
Money warrant for 75l. to John English for 3 quarters to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Marshall of the Ceremonies to attend on Foreign Ministers, to which office he was appointed by patent of the 4th inst. with 100l. per an. salary as from Xmas 1703. Money Book XVII, p. 272. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
Same for 25l. to Thomas Hewet, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee or salary as Surveyor General of Woods Trent North. Money Book XVII, p. 272. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 8l. per an. to John Aldred as Customs searcher at Yarmouth. Money Book XVII, p. 313.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys : and to be applied as follows viz.
for a year's salary to said Earl to Lady day last 2000
on account of furniture provided for the Queen's use at Kensington 3000
£5000
Disposition Book XVII, p. 164.
Same for 12,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of same : and is upon account to clear the wages, board wages and emptions in that [the Cofferer's] Office for last Sept. 29 quarter. Ibid.
Same for 139l. 10s. 0d. to Lord Edward Russell [as late Treasurer of the Chamber] on his order for the late King's servants : out of the late King's Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Samuell Pratt, clerk, for 3 years' lodgings of the Chaplains in ordinary at Kensington before the death of Wm. III. Ibid., p. 165.
Same for 12l. to Charles Bertie : out of imprest money repaid by him : and is for land service of the Office of Ordnance. Ibid.
Same for 1100l. 14s. 8d. to William Roberts, Master of the Works at Windsor : to discharge the debt for the works done at Windsor Castle in July, August and September last : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid, p. 171.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clark enclosing the memorial [missing] of the Muster Master General of the Marine Regiments. Please signify to the Lord Admiral's Council that the Lord Treasurer has no objection to the usual allowance being made to the Muster Master now going to Gibraltar to muster the Marines in garrison there. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 447.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. I have laid before the Lord Treasurer the states of the accounts of Virginia and Maryland which you sent me Oct. 31 last. You are to observe the former orders relating to the accounts of the Plantations so that you may be enabled to prepare them for declaration from time to time as soon as may be. Ibid., XVIII, p. 7.
Same to Mr. Davenant to send to Mr. Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, the accounts he desires in the enclosed letter [missing]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wharton to pay into the Exchequer so much as remains in your hands of the Hackney Coaches rent. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Twitty of the petition of Thomas Skinner on behalf of Mr. Mansell's daughters praying payment of the arrears of their pension of 200l. per an., they being in a miserable condition. Reference Book VIII, p. 123.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox, Receiver General of Woods Trent South, to raise 48 load of timber and 45l. by wood sales in New Forest for the repair of the Decoy Pond and dwelling house there. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 371.