Warrant Book
December 1704, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: December 1704, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 425-440. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84563 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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December 1704, 1-15

Dec. 1. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to acquit, release and discharge the Earl of Suffolk and the heirs &c. of George, Viscount Grandison (Charles and George Villiers, his sons and executors and Katherine, widow of said George Villiers) from the debt of 790l. on the bond given 1686 April 1 by said Viscount and Henry Howard (now the said Earl of Suffolk) for payment of said sum to the Commissioners and Managers of Hearth money and Excise for the Excise debt of Andrew Barry and Edward Salter : on which bond process has lately issued, but it appears that the executors of said Visct. applied his estate to the payment of his debts and nothing now remains in their hands. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 342-3.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to draw orders in accordance with the Act 2 and 3 Anne c. 9 : to wit for 7456l. 19s. 8d. to Gilbert Whitehall and his assignees, and the executors &c. thereof as in a list or certificate hereto [not appended] being after the rate of 3 per cent. on the principal sums amounting to 248,566l. 3s. 5d. [Bankers' Debt] to wit 5904l. 4s. 2½d. for the payment of the several annuities to the respective proprietors thereof and 1552l. 15s. 5½d. to the patentee, Gilbert Whitehall his executors or assigns or for any part thereof as he or they shall hereafter assign it and upon a proper memorandum made upon the Register thereof. (This warrant is in replacement of that of Sept. 28 last supra p. 368). Money Book XVII, p. 279.
The like for 2574l. 18s. 8d. for the like to Mr. Lindsay's assigns, being [Bankers'] annuities at the like rate on the several principal sums [not detailed] amounting to 85,829l. 9s. 6d. Ibid., p. 280.
Same by same to the Receiver of the Droits and Perquisites of the Admiralty to pay 86l. 11s. 7d. to Hartstonge Mainwaring, late Agent for the Affairs of the Admiralty at Jersey, to complete the satisfaction of his bill of charges of 227l. 14s. 3d. reduced to 140l. 8s. 9d. of which he has already received 53l. 17s. 2d. Money Book XVII, p. 281.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for last Sept. 29 quarter including 12,500 ship letters on Aug. 23 and 10,518 ship letters on Sept. 22 : total 407l. 17s. 8d. Ibid., p. 282.
Letter of direction for 385l. 19s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Mr. Robinson for glasses, to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Same for 3950l. for the Judges &c. as follows : to be issued out of same viz.
£
to the 12 Judges of England for last Michaelmas term 3000
to Sir Joseph Jekyl, Chief Justice of Chester, for same term 125
to Sir Salathiel Lovell as second Judge there for same term 50
to the 6 Justices of Wales on their 300l. per an. each, for same term 450
to Sir Salathiel Lovell, another of the said Justices on his 200l. per an., for same term 50
to the eleven Masters in Chancery for last Sept. 29 quarter on their 100l. per an. each 275
£3950
Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Peter Davall, Agent to the Regiment of Foot late under Major General La Meloniere, praying payment of 195l. "due to him from the Officers and placed to the Regiment's account" : petitioner being destitute of employment since the said Regiment was broke. Reference Book VIII, p. 127.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Baldwin Malet, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Somerset, shewing that he and his son and heir are willing to sell part of his estate to meet his arrear on his collection, but cannot do it without an Act of Parliament : therefore praying Treasury assistance for such an Act. Ibid., p. 128.
Dec. 2. Money order for 50l. to Sir Salathiel Lovell for Michaelmas term 1704 as second Justice of Chester.
50l. to same [for same time] as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for same as Chief Justice of Chester.
75l. to William Peisley for same as same of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea.
75l. to Thomas Webb for same as Second Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan.
75l. to Philip Neave as Chief Justice of same.
75l. to William Banastre for same as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
75l. to Charles Cox for same as Second Justice of same.
75l. to Marmaduke Gwynn for same as Second Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. Order Book VI, p. 189.
Dec. 2 1704-5 [? Jan. 2]. William Lowndes to Sir John Stanley to send to the Treasury all the bills for extraordinaries mentioned in a list thereof lately sent to my Lord Treasurer from the Lord Chamberlain's Office. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 20.
Dec. 2. Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare royal warrants for taking off the respits on Major General Seymour's Regiment from 25 Oct. 1702 to 1703 April 24 in consideration of the draft and loss of men and casualties on service. Ibid, p. 10.
Dec. 4. Royal warrant dated St. James to Treasurer Godolphin for a lease to the Earl of Ranelagh of the custody of Bagshot Park and of the office of Ranger and Keeper there with the fee of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an.
Appending : constat and ratal of the premises made out by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated Dec. 23 hereon to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease accordingly). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 355-6.
Letter of direction for 750l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Principal Secretary of State, for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Same for 80l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of same : to be paid over to John Warner, Master of the Barges, to defray the charge of repairing the damages done by the tempest last year to the Queen's Barge houses. Ibid., p. 171.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the importation of spice from Holland. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 11.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Kidgell and Elizabeth his wife touching 4 certificates made out by the Commissioners for Transports in 1690. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Old East India Company praying a noli prosequi as to the Queen's share of 2 informations against them for the forfeiture of the cargoes of the ships Nathaniel and Bliss, lately returned from the East Indies. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Seys, Surveyor of Pembroke port, praying to be made collector of Swansea port if Mr. Trotter lays down that employment. Reference Book VIII, p. 127.
Same to Charles Fox of the petition of Lord Coningsby shewing that 1500 recruits were ordered out of several Regiments in Ireland for Portugal and 143 men for the Earl of Donegal's Regiment for which the Queen allows 3l. per man, amounting to 4929l. : therefore desiring that the Paymaster of [the English Forces in] Portugal may pay him said sum so that it may be distributed to the several Colonels of the Regiments in Ireland in order to their speedy recruits [to make up the losses of men by said drafts]. Reference Book VIII, p. 128.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of the tenant of the Lott and Cope of the Kingsfield in the High Peak, praying a prolongation of his lease. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Penneck on behalf of William Penneck merchant his son, who by great losses at sea is become indebted to the Crown in 427l. 12s. 6¼d. for tobacco Duty, whereby he and his security must sink if the bonds be put in suit : therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 138.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 50l. to William Wanless for full pay to him when he went out of England to wit from 1702 Oct. 8 to 1704 March 31 when he was inserted on the Military Establishment of the Forces "there," he being sent to the West Indies as Lieutenant in Col. Handasyde's Regiment but in his passage to Jamaica was taken by the French and suffered several months' imprisonment and has received only 50l. for pay for said period. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 340.
Dec. 5. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply 66,740l. 17s. 2d. to Deficient Funds as follows, said sum representing the receipts between Nov. 7 last and Dec. 5 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 16,449l. 3s. 4d. from Windows ; 3539l. 13s. 1d. from Additional Impositions ; 3265l. 10s. 9d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 17,517l. 8s. 2d. from New Customs ; 3992l. 18s. 6d. from Marriages ; 21,976l. 3s. 4d. 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 5th Dec., 1704. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 30172 3 10 762 0
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 156298 9 3 5580 19 11¾
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 338199 10 0 12564 6 0
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 53165 13 4 1223 1
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 76316 15 2924 4
Salt 1711500 0 0 242529 5 23447 6
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 24915 0 2192 0 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 214542 3 9 6093 18 8
Vellom and Parchment 224114 7 118706 17 3070 7 5
Marriages 648000 0 0 226983 11 9 8877 12 1
4871611 8 0 1481829 10 8 66740 17 2
Money Book XVII, p. 286.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lady Wood and Mrs. Stephens relating to the cause against Anthony Row and partners, late Farmers of the Hearth money. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 450.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to deliver to Henry Wise stakes and arbor poles for the new plantation at Kensington to your estimate of 283l. 6s. 8d. Ibid., XVIII, p. 11.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to procure the Queen's signature to the enclosed Establishment for Chelsea Hospital prepared by the Commissioners of said Hospital "without which the Auditor refuses to pass the [Hospital] Treasurer's accounts." See infra p. 441 under date? Dec. 16. Ibid., p. 12.
Same to same to prepare a same to authorise the making of the additional allowance of 5 per cent. to the money of Ireland in the payment of the arrears of the 4 Regiments in Ireland lately returned from the West Indies : the same being certified to be about the current exchange [between England and Ireland] : all by reason of their being upon the English Establishment. But the allowance for servants is to be [for 2 only] according to the English Establishment.
Appending : report by said St. John et al on John How's memorial praying the paying of said Regiments in English money and allowing 3 servants per Captain according to the Irish Establishment. Ibid., pp. 12-13.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letters [missing] from Mr. Michael Cole touching the shipping of great quantities of rice at Carolina direct for Holland. Ibid., p. 12.
Treasury reference to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Cha. Bargrave shewing that he has been Agent for Prizes for the ports of Deal, Sandwich, Romansgate [Ramsgate] and Margret [Margate] from 8 July 1702 to 25 Nov. 1704 and has passed his accounts, having acted with all integrity in saving out of the Golden Pearl goods which paid the Queen considerable Customs : therefore praying an allowance. (Again referred 1704-5 Jan. 26). Reference Book VIII, p. 127.
Same to Auditor Bridges of the petition of said Cha. Bargrave shewing that as clerk accomptant for Dover and Agent for Prizes at Deal during the late war the sum of 618l. 3s. 7d. was issued to him on account from James Herbert, the Receiver General for Prizes, and he is set in super for same in the account of said Herbert and process is like to issue against him : but he has long since rendered an account thereof to the then Commissioners [of Prizes] : therefore prays to be fully discharged from same. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John De Grave, William Mason and Stephen Creagh, merchants of London, owners of the Sarah galley praying that the 2 prizes they have taken, the Marianna and Happy Return may be conveyed hither from Dartmouth "by reason of a better market." Ibid., p. 128.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Robt. Foulkes, distributor of Stamps for Cos. Chester, Flint, Denbigh, Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. shewing that he employed John Harrison, the Chester carrier, to bring up his money to London. Harrison being reputed to be rich ; that in Nov. 1703 he [Harrison] received 140l. from petitioner and soon after absconded and died and petitioner has been prevented from recovering same by reason of two escheats [on Harrison's estate] by the Excise and Customs : therefore praying to be discharged of said sum. Reference Book VIII, p. 128.
Dec. 6. Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 171.
Same for 575l. 4s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the Malt Surplus anno 1702 : and is to be applied as follows viz.
£ s. d.
to Lord North and Grey for the pay of an Additional Company to his Regiment from the time of raising to 1702 Nov. 1 ut supra p. 402 518 5 6
to Capt. Lechire of Lord Lucas's Regiment for his respit 1702 Aug. 25 to Dec. 24 ut supra p. 370 56 18 8
Ibid., p. 172.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley for a state of the last account of Benj. Overton, late Warden of the Mint. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 13.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of Samuel Burton's account as Receiver of the rents and revenue (due 1702 Sept. 29, and since) of the Hospital in the Savoy. Reference Book VIII, p. 128.
Dec. 7. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,799,918l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces Acting with the Allies, as imprest for items as follows : for the year 1705 viz.
885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men :
177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the Additional 10,000 men :
222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men for the Queen's proportion of Land Forces to act with those of the King of Portugal ;
370,119l. 1s. 4d. for the Queen's proportion of subsidies to the Allies :
40,000l. for the Queen's proportion of subsidy to the Duke of Savoy from 1703 Oct. 3 to 1703 Dec. 25 :
6725l. for levy money for recruiting the horses of the English Horse and Dragoons lost at the battles of Schellenberg and Blenheim ;
24,065l. for the Queen's proportion of the levy money to recruit the men and horses of the Foreigners in the pay of her Majesty and the States General and which were lost in the said battles ;
5135l. for the charge from 1704 Oct. 25 to 1704 Dec. 25 of an additional Regiment of Dragoons and Foot to act with the Forces of the King of Portugal.
244l. for 2 surgeons and 4 mates for the Hospital in Portugal from 25 Aug. 1704 to 25 Dec. 1704.
68,546l. 19s. 6d. for the extraordinary expenses of the war in 1703 pursuant to a Treaty with the King of Portugal. (Money warrant dated Dec. 11 hereon). (Ten money orders dated Dec. 11 hereon for the separate sums as above. These orders quote the privy seal as dated Dec. 11). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, 346-7. Money Book XVII, p. 283. Order Book VI, p. 187.
Same to same for a same for 60,000l. to John Nutin gent as imprest for the charge of transporting Land Forces [anno 1705] and the contingencies thereof. (Money warrant dated Dec. 13 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 13). (Money order dated Dec. 13 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 348. Money Book XVII, p. 288. Order Book VI, p. 193.
Same to same for a same for 2,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy ; as imprest for the Navy and Victualling [anno 1705]. (Money warrant dated Dec. 11 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 11). (Money order dated Dec. 11 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 348-9. Money Book XVII, p. 284. Order Book VI, p. 188.
Same to same for a same for 357,000l. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, as imprest for the Guards and Garrisons and contingencies thereof anno 1705. (Money warrant dated Dec. 11 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 11). (Money order dated Dec. 11 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 349. Money Book XVII, p. 284. Order Book VI, pp. 188, 196.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir William Fowler. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Receipt dated 1704-5 March 2 for said discharge accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated 1704-5 Jan. 31). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 350. Money Book XVII, p. 331.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay for 129l. 13s. 5½d. to Lieut. Rosset, late of Bellcastel's Regiment, for arrears due to him to 1691 Dec. 31 : to be paid out of the balance lately paid into the Exchequer for the account to 1698 Oct. 19 of Lord Coningsby and Charles Fox as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland. (Money warrant dated Dec. 14 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 351. Order Book VI, p. 194.
Same to same to pay 300l. to Thomas, Lord Coningsby and Charles Fox, Joint Paymasters as above, as royal bounty : out of the balance as above. (Money warrant dated Dec. 14 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 351. Order Book VI, pp. 194,197.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Blair, clerk, for his passage to the West Indies, whither he is going chaplain.
20l. to Henry Ogle, clerk, for the like [passage money]. (Money orders dated Dec. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 287. Order Book VI, p. 191. Disposition Book VII, p. 175.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft warrant [missing] for granting lands as therein to Nehemiah Donnelan and others. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 13.
Same to Mr. Travers and Sir Christopher Wren. The lease of the Pay Office in Broad Street ut supra p. 416 is adjusted. Do not take a survey thereof. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley to prepare by the enclosed book [missing] a state of the revenue of Wine Licences for one year to 1703 Dec. 25. Ibid., p. 16.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Edward Norris for a new lease of several lands in Garstonge alias Garston co. Lancs. which he holds by assignment from Dr. Killigrew for the life of John Hey. Reference Book VIII, p. 129.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 100l. to Sir Gilbert Dolben, one of the Justices of Common Pleas Ireland, his attendance in Parliament in England having prevented his going over to Ireland in time enough to go the last Lent Circuit whereby the fee for same became not payable to him. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 341.
Dec. 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 [the 8th 4s. Aid] to a total of 1,850,000l. as by the Act for same [3-4 Anne c. 1]. Money Book XVII, p. 282.
Dec. 9. Treasury reference to Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of the Crown Revenue of Wales, of the petition of Sir Richard Middleton for a re-grant (on surrender) of the office of Steward and Keeper of the Courts Leet &c. of the Lordship of Denbigh ; same being merely honorary and contiguous to his estate. Reference Book VIII, p. 129.
Dec. 11. Money order for 50l. to Lieut. Isaac De Rossett and Peter Ducros, Serjeant James Mallart and Corporal Francis Poscall in Col. Dumairolle's Regiment, as reward and compensation for their charges and hazard in a late Expedition from Villa Franca undertaken pursuant to her Majesty's command. Order Book VI, p. 191. Disposition Book XVII, p. 175.
Letter of direction for 124,508l. 10s. 4½d. to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
on the 885,193l. 3s. 6d.for the 40,000 men anno 1705
for the subsistence of the subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces from Dec. 24 next to Jan. 23 next 59215 8
on the 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the additional 10,000 men anno 1705
for subsistence of the 4 English Regiments part of this body and full pay of the Foreign Forces residue thereof for same time 11396 19
on the 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
for subsistence to the said Forces including the Battalion of Guards from hence with the Regiment of Dragoons and the Regiment of Foot that went lately from Ireland : for same time 13764 13 4
for the pay of the General Officers [in Portugal] for same time 971 6 8
on the 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for her Majesty's proportion of the Subsidies to her Allies anno 1705
for the ordinary pay for the 13,000 men to be maintained by the King of Portugal being the value of 45,744 milreis 444 reis at 6s. 2d. each 14104 11 0
for 2 months' subsidy for the Duke of Savoy, being the value of 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols [money of Piedmont] at 563/8d. English per Crown 25055 11 1
£124508 10
Disposition Book XVII, pp. 172-3.
William Lowndes to John How, [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons], to apply as follows 27,414l. 19s. 4¾d. out of money advanced by the Bank on tallies on the Land Tax anno 1704 : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1704
for subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in England Nov. 22 last to Dec. 23 inst 12144 15 4
for subsistence to the 4 Companies at New York Sept. 25 last to Dec. 23 inst. 930
for clearings to the Troops and Regiments in England for 61 days from Aug. 25 last to Oct. 24 last 11300 19 9
for pay of the Garrisons for same time 2387 1
for several respits on the First Regiment of Guards in England April 25 last to June 24 last removed by warrant of 15 Nov. last. 180 9 2
for John Thurton, [Thurston] agent to the Company at Newfoundland, as royal bounty: to make good the money lost in the Coventry see supra p. 345 471 13 9
£27414 19
Also to apply as follows 12,655l. 8s. 7d. out of the 22,517l. 16s. 3¾d. of Contributions for annuities which were put into your hands for 5000 marines anno 1704 : viz.
£ s. d.
for subsistence to Rivers' Regiment from Sept. 22 last to Dec. 23 inst. 2450 18 9
for the like to Lord Paston's Regiment 2450 18 9
for the like to Col. Rook's Regiment 2421 15 4
for clearings to Rivers' Regiment for 122 days from June 25 last to Oct. 24 last 1118 6 3
for ditto to Rook's Regiment from the several days of raising to the 24th Oct. 1778 19 5
for same to Paston's Regiment to same time 2434 10 1
£12655 8 7
Also to apply as follows the sum of 1463l. 0s. 8d. out of the 2795l. 15s. 8d. put into your hands to complete 5000l. for the support of the Invalids viz. :
£ s. d.
for 122 days' pay to the 4 Companies of Invalids from June 25 last to Oct. 24 last 1040 17 11
for the pay of several reduced Invalids for same time 422 2 9
£1463 0 8
Disposition Book XVII, pp. 173-4.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys proposing to continue to subsist the 4 Independent Companies in New York for the ensuing year on conditions as therein. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 14.
Dec. 12. Letter of direction for 300,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans to be made by him on the Land Tax anno 1705, the orders for which loans are by agreement to be drawn without interest : to be applied as the Lord Treasurer shall appoint. Disposition Book XVII, p. 174.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a deposition [missing] made by John Huet concerning divers ships trading with France. You are to give him authority and send an officer with him to Ireland to seize said ships. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 14.
Same to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] signed John Strangways. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Basil Firebrace shewing that he has had the aid of the Exchequer for recovery of 1100l. for which an extent is issued in his favour but by the standing rules and orders of the Exchequer he cannot levy same unless he owe the Queen at least as much as his debt in aid amounts to and his debtor is importuning him to forbear executing the said extent until Lady day next : therefore prays directions to the Customs Commissioners not to press him (Sir Basil) for 1170l. for the Customs of wine until Lady day next in regard he may comply with his debtor's importunity. Reference Book VIII, p. 129.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Richard Lamplugh shewing that in 1700 he shipped 6-700 bushel of salt for Scotland and gave bond for 118l. Duty and procured a debenture but when he produced said debenture for allowance the collector at the port of export told him he would allow of no debentures for salt exported to Scotland : therefore prays relief, the Parliament having lately explained the clause relating to the exportation into Scotland and in an Act of the last Session [2-3 Anne c. 16] do enact that salt exported to Scotland ought not to pay any Duty. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, the Comptroller of the same and all other officers concerned to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : Order of the Queen in Council dated Hampton Court 1703 July 8 for the payment to Col. Bryan Townsend of 4 eighth parts of the moiety of the nett proceeds of the ship Bonadventure and her freight which ship he took ; and a further 12l. for his disbursements in subsisting the said ship's crew and hauling her ashore. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 383-4.
Dec. 13. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Francis Nicholson, Lieut. and Governor General of Virginia, to pay Edmond (Edmund) Jennings, Secretary for the Affairs of the said Colony, 200l. as in full (with 100l. advanced to him by you before his coming from thence) of his services in coming from thence : he having for several months past attended the Commissioners for Trade with great diligence for completing the work of inspecting and amending the laws of the said Colony which by your appointment he brought over with him from thence : he being now about to return again with the said laws as amended. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 352. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 187-8.
Money warrant for 250l. to Christopher Tancred for half a year to 1699 Xmas as Master of the Harriers to Wm. III. (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 285. Order Book VI, p. 194.
Same for 955l. to Harry Newton, Doctor of Laws, 500l. thereof as equipage and 455l. as 3 months in advance on his ordinary as Envoy to the Great Duke of Tuscany and the Republic of Genoa. (Money order dated Dec. 14 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 287. Order Book VI, p. 197. Disposition Book XVII, p. 175.
Same for 500l. to William Borrett upon account for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Dec. 5 [sic? for 15] hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 287. Order Book VI, p. 191. Disposition Book XVII, p. 175.
Same for 68l. 8s. 9d. to Richard Colinge and John Cocks gent., the two Keepers of the Council Chamber, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on their fee or salary of 2s. 6d. a day each. Money Book XVII, p. 288. Disposition Book XVII, p. 175.
Same for 34l. 10s. 0d. for half a year to same date for the underkeepers of Richmond Park being 10l. to Theophilus Westwood and 12l. to Edward Aldrich, both underkeepers ; 5l. to Thomas Satchfield, bailiff ; 7l. to Henry Badger, mole taker. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 288. Order Book VI, p. 200, Disposition Book XVII, p. 175.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Pyle, Woodward of New Forest, to fell timber there sufficient to raise 150l. for half a year's salary to Sept. 29 last to the officers and Keepers thereof. Money Book XVII, p. 289.
Money warrant for 10l. to Charles Whittaker, junr., Foreign Apposer, for last Michaelmas quarter's salary. Money Book XVIII, p. 235.
Same for 25l. to the Duke of Devonshire for 1704 Michaelmas quarter's salary as Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North. Money Book XVII, p. 411.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate 2 lost orders of loan on the seventh 4s. Aid [2—3 Anne c. 1] for respectively 300l. and 200l. in the name of Mathew Raper. Order Book VI, p. 195.
Money order for 332l. 2s. 7d. to Sir Michael Heneage, Usher of the Exchequer Court, viz. 329l. 8s. 10d. for necessaries delivered to said Court in last Michaelmas term and 2l. 13s. 9d. for 129 days' diet [to himself] at 5d. a day from Aug. 5 last to Dec. 12 inst. Ibid., p. 198.
Letter of direction for 21,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans to be raised on the Land Tax 1705 : to be applied as follows : viz.
£
for the Ordinary of the Navy 8000
for Wear and Tear, to wit for imprests and bills of exchange 10000
for Mr. Gold and Mr. Hall on their contract for providing pitch and tar 3000
£21000
Disposition Book XVII, p. 175.
Same for 20l. to the University of Cambridge : out of Civil List funds. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth bills on the Cashier of the Victualling to repay assessments to taxes for the year 1702-4 on the Commissioners and officers of the Victualling to a total of 2359l. 14s. 0d. ; the Queen having consented to this repayment. Ibid., p. 176.
Same to the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. From what date did the salary of the late husband of Bithiniah Dowse, widow, become due? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 14.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report as to the fitness of Mr. William Williams to succeed Mr. Bligh as searcher of the creeks of Barnstaple. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Ambrose Thompson (searcher in Penryn port) as collector ibid loco Sidney Bligh deceased.
—Gammon as waiter and searcher at Padstow loco Joseph Barker dismissed.
Thomas Swaine as tidesman at Plymouth loco Rice Phillips dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 333.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 23 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of liveries for her Majesty's 9 watermen at pension anno 1704 : to an estimate of 28l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 377.
The like of a same dated same for same for John Warner, Master of the Queen's Barges and the 48 Queen's watermen anno 1704 : to an estimate of 353l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Oct. 27 last for particulars for the new Drawing Room at St. James's viz. : a table stand and glass carved and gilded to match the tables and glasses in the new Drawing Room at St. James's and leather to cover them ; 3 large borders of glass for the great panel of glass in the Privy Chamber: likewise to take [? away] the tops, backs and inside of the doors of 2 large Indian cabinets and the drawers out and make 3 shelves, the inside to be quilted with crimson sarcenet and all the brass work to be gilded new and new locks and keys to them : and 2 new carved gilded frames for the cabinets ; likewise to make the tops of the two cabinets into 2 tables with carved gilded frames and to take the velvet off a writing table and line it with new velvet for the Green Closet : to a total of 340l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Nov. 23 last for particulars, detailed, for the Green Room at St. James's (cabinets, Indian tables &c.) : to an estimate of 305l. [Although the estimate is different the details of this warrant appear to be identical with those in the preceding warrant.] Ibid.
The like of a same dated Oct. 27 last for particulars, detailed (writing table &c.) for [the Queen's House at] Kensington : to an estimate of 34l. viz. : in the Presence Chamber a large oval glass for a sconce ; likewise to take the velvet off a writing table and line it with new velvet for the closet [? this item would appear to duplicate with that in the above detailed warrant] : 2 new branches for a chimney glass in the room which was the Lord Albemarle's : and to new silver a large glass in an Indian frame for the Bedchamber. Ibid., p. 379.
The like of a same dated Nov. 17 last for a carpet for the table in the House of Commons in the room of one that is worn out : to an estimate of 9l. Ibid., p. 378.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to John Avery of a tenement in Stratton Sanctuary ut supra Tr. Cal., vol. XVII p. 320 for the lives of him, John his son, and Benjamin Uglon. Ibid., p. 373.
[?] The like of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Cartlich of several meadows, purprestures &c. in Chertsey Co. Surrey, part of the lands of Obadiah Sedgwick extended for debt. Ibid.
Dec. 13. Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to John Reyner to be a surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Cha. Jones. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of said Duties in Co. Chester to pay said Reyner 70l. per an. salary). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 3, 9.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to assist John Huet in seizing several ships for trading to France. (A further letter dated Dec. 15 enclosing a report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners England in this matter). Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 341, 343.
Dec. 14. Money warrant for 40l. to the University of Cambridge for 4 years to Sept. 29 last on their perpetuity for a preacher. (Letter of direction dated Dec. 13 for 20l.). Money Book XVII, p. 285. Disposition Book XVII, p. 175.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer and the Treasurer's Remembrancer to issue effectual process against the accomptants as follow : to compel them to clear their accounts :
Appending : schedule of said accomptants whose accounts lie unprosecuted : viz.
Sir Richard Haddock et al. Commissioners for Victualling 1683-4 Jan. 1 to 1689 Nov. 25.
Wm. Harbord, late Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland : the account long since delivered in by his executors is not prosecuted.
Mr. Pereyra, Commissary of Provisions in Ireland 1690-1 : his accounts lie wholly unprosecuted.
Israell Feilding, Commissary of Provisions [in Ireland] : only one year's account delivered viz. for 1692, which is not prosecuted.
Daniel Butts, for money received for transporting the Irish to France after the capitulation at Limerick in 1691 and 1692. An account delivered in some years since by said Butts showing a remainder of money in his hands : but his administratrix does not prosecute same.
Mr. Packer, late Paymaster of Works [England] : his account which goes to Dec. 1686 might soon be ready for declaration if prosecuted.
Samuel Pacey, Receiver of Marriages for Co. Suffolk : has passed his accounts to Lady day 1701 and no further.
Mr. Parran, Receiver [of Taxes] for Oxford : has passed his accounts only to Lady day 1700.
William Roberts, Paymaster of Works at Windsor : the account for several great sums imprested to him for buying lands there.
Arthur Hewet, late Surveyor of the Stables at Windsor and Reading ; for money imprested to him for that service.
Robert Squibb for several sums imprested to him for Redemption of Captives and for a super upon him at the foot of his last account as Receiver of First Fruits ending Sept. 1694, [the said super] amounting to 447l. 10s. 9½d.
Mr. Johnson for 2750l. received at the Exchequer for the use of the Stables in 1702.
Sir John Guise for money received of several persons upon the late King's landing in the West in 1688 : his account not prosecuted.
John Dodd for the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty received by him : no account delivered. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 379-380.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Dod, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites and other Droits of Admiralty, to pay bills as follows for the disbursements of the several Agents employed at the ports for taking care of the Droits and Perquisites of Admiralty from the beginning of the war : as follows.
Prefixing : state of said bills as represented by J. Dod and J. Warters Nov. 30 last. "At the beginning of the war and before proper instructions could be framed and sent to the several ports the service in some cases was not so regularly done nor vouchers so duly taken as they have been since."
Bartholomew Avent, agent at Plymouth and Dartmouth : his bill 31l. 4s. 2d.
Charles Langrish, agent at Weymouth : his bill 11l. 9s. 6d.
John Bolitho, agent at Bideford : his bill 94l. 16s. 6d.
John Smith, agent at Neston and Hoylake : his bill 30l.
Jacob and Mich. L'Febrer, agent at Dublin : their bill 18l. 7s. 0d.
Francis Warren, agent at Deal and Dover : his bill 30l. 9s. 8d.
Peter Hill, agent at Falmouth : his bill 67l. 6s. 0d.
Gabriel Soulden, agent at Kinsale : his bill 43l. 15s. 6d.
Thomas Ekyns, agent at Scilly : his bill 16l. 2s. 8d.
George Schuckburgh, agent at Rye, and Thomas Lovell, agent at Hastings : their joint bill 4l. 11s. 4d.
Edward Eyre, agent at Galway : his bill 31l. 13s. 0d.
Mr. Alchorne, agent in the Isle of Wight : his bill 33l. 2s. 0d.
Appending : observations by the said Dod and Warters on the above bills. Ibid., pp. 387-388b.
Dec. 15. Letter of direction for 148l. 8s. 9d. to the Master of the [Queen's] Barges and the [Queen's] Watermen for 1¼ years 1699 Xmas to 1701 Xmas in part of the arrears of their several allowances. Disposition Book XVII, p. 176.
Same for 17,454l. 13s. 8d. to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans on the Land Tax 1705 : in part of 68,546l. 19s. 6d. for extraordinaries of the war in 1703 pursuant to the Portugal Treaty and not provided for in the last Session : and is intended to be paid over as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for clearing the several Regiments now in Portugal from the respective times they came on the Establishment of the Forces there to 1703 Dec. 24 14454 13 8
to John Nutin, Paymaster of Transports, for a bill of exchange drawn from Ireland on Mr. Fox for transport for the Forces sent thence to Portugal 3000
£17454 13 8
Ibid., p. 177.
Letter of direction for 200l. to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to the Marquis D' Miermont towards the charge of subsisting several soldiers going with him to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy. Disposition Book XVII, p. 177.
Same for 10,000l. to John Nutin [Paymaster of Transports] : out of loans on the Land Tax 1705 : and is to be applied towards the charge of transporting 1000 horses from Ireland to Lisbon. Ibid.
Same for 10,526l. 17s. 4d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of same : and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, for services as follow :
£ s. d.
for subsistence to the 6 Marine Regiments now on shore from Oct. 24 last to Dec. 24 inst. 10168 9 4
for 6 months' subsistence to 6 Lieutenants and their servants, 6 surgeons and 2 chaplains going to Gibraltar 358 8 0
£10526 17 4
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so pay same to Whitfield). Ibid., p. 178.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of the Old East India Company concerning the ships Nathaniel and Bliss informed against by Alexander Gawne. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 15.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to deliver 2 caleshes arrived from Holland and belonging to Count Tallard or some other of the French prisoners and which will be wanted for their use early tomorrow morning. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 200l. to the Marquis D'Miermont ut supra. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard, Earl of Rivers, for extension of lease of certain lands called the Old and New Pales within the Forest of Delamere, Co. Chester, with the panneage of hogs, turbary &c. within said forest at 39l. 13s. 0d. per an. and likewise of the Hundred of Eddisbury at 7l. 10s. 0d. per an. Reference Book VIII, p. 129.
Same to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Geo. Bridges, Master Keeper of the South Bailiwick in New Forest, praying for the repair of Lady Croft Lodge and for some conveniency to be made there for the Master Keeper to reside and see the under officers do their duty. Ibid., p. 130.