Warrant Book
December 1704, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: December 1704, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 440-447. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84564 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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December 1704, 16-31

Dec. 16. Royal warrant to John Charleton, Master of the Jewel House, countersigned by Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for the delivery to Sidney, Lord Godolphin, of a great collar of the Order of the Garter with an enamelled George appendant thereto and a plain gold George and a garter of blue velvet with gold letters, buckle and pendant : to an estimate of 220l. (Treasurer Godolphin's subscription dated Dec. 20 for the execution hereof). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 354.
Same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, countersigned ut supra, for a large mantle and surcoat and hood of said Order for said Godolphin : to an estimate of 56l. Ibid., p. 364.
[?] Establishment under the royal sign manual for the pensioners (military officers and soldiers) entertained in the royal Hospital near Chelsea : to commence from 1702 Dec. 25 : see supra p. 429.
£ s. d.
26 Officers at 3s. 6d. per week each 237 5 0
34 Light Horse men at 2s. per week each 177 5 7
32 Serjeants at 2s. per week each 166 17 0
42 Corporals and Drummers at 10d. 104 4 5
336 private men at 8d. per week each 583 19 6
one day's pay for the Leap Year 3 7 6
£1272 19 0
Ibid., p. 354.
Dec. 16. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Bligh (waiter and searcher at Barnstaple) as collector of Padstow port loco Cornelius Parminster dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 334.
Dec. 18. Royal warrant to John, Visct. FitzHardinge to pay to Henry Lowman, Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper of the Queen's house at Kensington, 100l. per an. from Sept. 29 last during pleasure and is in full of all his demands and pretences : he having formerly had an allowance from Wm. III of 150l. per an. in lieu of bills and also the profit of the grounds there to his own use : the said allowance having been discontinued since the Queen's accession and the said grounds made use of by her Majesty. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 353.
[Additional] Establishment under the royal sign manual of yearly pensions or bounties to be payable quarterly by Edward Nicholas during pleasure
per an.
as from 1702 June 24
Thomas Hyde and Elizabeth his wife or the survivor 50l.
as from 1704 Sept. 29
Philip Ralegh 100l.
Elizabeth Minshall, widow 50l.
Elizabeth Wandesford 50l.
Judith Fitzharris 20l.
270l.
Ibid.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Paymaster of the Ordnance : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : 10,000l. thereof to be for Land service and 10,000l. for sea service of the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XVII, p. 179.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to send to Whitehall the baggage of the Duke of Marlborough [which is] lately arrived at the Custom House in the ship Society. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 18.
Dec. 19. Letter of direction for 155,615l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax 1705 : and is intended for Wear and Tear and to be applied as follows :
£
for the [Navy] Course for 3 months, to wit for November 1703 73913
for the [like] Course for 3 months, to wit for December 1703 29364
for the [like] Course for 3 months, to wit for January 1703-4 47338
for bills of exchange 5000
£155615
Disposition Book XVII, p. 179.
Same for 13,026l. 3s. 8d. to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] : out of same : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
In partof 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 28 days' subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in England from Dec. 24 inst. to Jan. 20 next 10451 18 8
In part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service anno 1705
for Col. Rivers', Col. Rook's and Lord Paston's Regiments for subsistence for same time 737l. 8s. 4d. each 2213 15 0
the like to 6 Additional Companies to the Regiments of Handasyde, Whetham and Livesay 360 10 0
£13026 3 8
Ibid., p. 180.
Same for 2000l. to the Cofferer : out of Civil List moneys : and is to pay for wine and other purveyances for the service of the Household. Ibid., p. 180.
Same for 4134l. 10s. 2½d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of same : and is to discharge the debt in the Office of the Works for the quarter ended Sept. 30 last. Ibid., p. 181.
Same for 31,971l. 6s. 8d. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]: out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
on the 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for 40,000 men anno 1705
towards subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces composing said 40,000 men from Jan. 24 next 24000
on the 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 Additional men anno 1705
towards subsistence of the English Regiments and full pay of the Foreign Forces composing said 10,000 men from Jan. 24 next 6000
on the 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal
for pay of the General Officers there from Jan. 24 next to Feb. 23 next 971 6 8
for Contingencies, being a quarter of 4000l. allowed on the Establishment 1000
£31971 6 8
Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Galway. Having heard frequent complaints that the Forces under her Majesty's pay in Portugal (notwithstanding the recruits sent thither) have been all along and still are considerably defective of the numbers intended by the Treaty and which are provided for by the Establishment, I cannot but observe to you that in all Mr. Fox's memorials the subsistence for same has been demanded as though they were complete and the money has been imprested to him accordingly. Further by all the muster rolls yet returned the respits appear inconsiderable which makes it very much suspected that her Majesty has paid for more Troops than have really been effective. Please strictly enquire into this. Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 16-17.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to insert in the Establishment of Ireland a pension of 50l. per an. to Margaret, Anne and Grace Blanchvile, daughters of Edward Blanchvile deceased, who were deprived of their estate by the late Trustees for Forfeited Estates in Ireland and even of their mother's marriage settlement for want of appealing to the said Trustees in due time, so that their case is very deplorable. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 347-8.
Dec. 20. Letter of direction for 15,624l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild for the subsistence, offreckonings and clearings of such Companies of the Marine Regiments as have their muster rolls returned for 1704 and have not yet been satisfied. (J. Taylour to the Navy Commissioners to so pay same). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 179, 183.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. The Queen is disposed to bestow her bounty to the Land Forces who behaved so gallantly in the late actions in Germany, pursuant to the address of the House of Commons in that behalf. Please draw a list of same engaged in the said actions and compute their pay for 3 months, distinguishing the subject Troops and their pay from that of the Foreign Forces. Please attend the Lord Treasurer on Friday morning. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 16.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to immediately pay in 3000l. in to the Exchequer for a public service that greatly requires same : notwithstanding that the instructions of Oct. 17 last supra pp. 337-8 be not yet complied with. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William White as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Richard Uriel deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 333.
Treasury reference to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] and Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Erle on behalf of the 4 Regiments [returned] from the West Indies to Ireland, shewing that at their return the Officers were obliged to raise their recruits in England, that as 2 Companies of his own Regiment were on board cruisers when the Regiments went to Cadiz from the West Indies these 2 Companies came to England and were paid here although the Regiment was made complete by detachments at their going from Spain to the West Indies whereby the Regiment paid the private men of 14 Companies during that time : therefore praying an allowance of levy money to the said Regiments in general and an allowance of pay for the said 2 Companies in his own Regiment in particular for that time. Reference Book VIII, p. 130.
Dec. 21. Letter of direction for 130l. 14s. 4½d. to the Earl of Bradford [late Cofferer] out of Civil List moneys arisen before 1701-2 March 8 : and is for the arrears of the late King's Household. (Same to said Earl to pay same to James Vezian in part of his arrears as Purveyor of the Stables to the late King). Disposition Book XVII, p. 182.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 3000l. to John Nutin for a bill of exchange from Ireland ut supra p. 439. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 17.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners for an account, for the Commissioners of Trade, of the pitch and tar, rozin and hemp imported into England from Xmas 1702 to this time, with the names of the particular places from whence. Ibid., p. 18.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Richard Darby for some allowance, he being appointed Agent for Transport service in Portugal. Reference Book VIII, p. 130.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lewis, Lord Rockingham, for payment of 650l. which he claims on several fees as Lord of the Manor of Little Weldon alias Hunters co. Northampton and as Keeper of the Buckhounds from Michaelmas 1690, to which time same has been paid by the sheriffs of Surrey and Sussex. Ibid.
Dec. 22. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to [Mr. St. John, Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for allowing 222l. and 143l. 10s. 0d. for the arrears of pay in the West Indies of respectively the late Brigadier Columbine from 1702-3 Jan. 7 to 1703 June 3, the day of his death, and his son Capt. Francis Columbine from same date to 1703 Oct. 20 as Major of Brigade.
Prefixing : Two reports by Sir Joseph Tredenham and William Blathwaite on the memorial of said Capt. Francis Columbine. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 382.
Dec. 23. Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Stockhouse for his passage to South Carolina, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 287. Order Book VI, p. 215. Disposition Book XVII, p. 184.
Same for 20l. to John Taylour for half a year to Dec. 1 inst. on his salary as Keeper of her Majesty's water engine at Windsor. (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 289. Order Book VI, p. 199. Disposition Book XVII, p. 184.
Same for 286l. 19s. 0d. to Robert Cole, Agent and Consul at Algiers, for a bill of extraordinaries 1703 Aug. 10 to 1704 Aug. 10. (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 289. Order Book VI, p. 199. Disposition Book XVII, p. 184.
Same for 125l. to William Borrett for last Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance as Treasury Solicitor. (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 290. Order Book VI, p. 199. Disposition Book XVII, p. 184.
Same for 25l. to Simon Harcourt for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his allowance as Clerk for the Crown in the Queen's Bench. (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 290. Order Book VI, p. 201. Disposition Book XVII, p. 184.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last on the allowance for Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and Herring Fishery. Money Book XVII, p. 290.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to John How as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons the sum of 54l. 19s. 6d. for the fees of a commission relating to Chelsea Hospital. Ibid., p. 291.
Money warrant for 48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for 1704 Sept. 29 quarter on his several fees of 20 marks per an. and 10s. a day as Knight Harbinger to her Majesty. Money Book XVII, p. 313. Disposition Book XVII, p. 197.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be applied to the subsistence of the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705 to wit from Jan. 23 next as in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. Disposition Book XVII, p. 182.
Same for 2000l. to John How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : and is to be applied for the pay of the Regiments of Donegal, Charlemont, Erie and Hamilton to 24 Dec. 1703 as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. "authorised to be taken out of the money to be issued to the Guards and Garrisons anno 1703" for the 10,000 Marines. Ibid.
Same for 5000l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
£
on account of wages to Arras workers and tailors, incurred in her Majesty's reign 500
in further part of furniture for Windsor, Hampton Court &c. furnished in same reign 2000
towards the liveries for the Yeomen of the Guard and Wardours of the Tower anno 1704 2500
£5000
Ibid., p. 183.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the Earl of Ranelagh's account for 1702 as late Paymaster of the Forces. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 18.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Dr. Woodroff, governor and tutor to the Greek youths at Oxford, shewing that he has spent between 2 and 3000l. in their maintenance and the Queen has declared that in consideration thereof he should have a grant out of the forfeited estates in Lancashire for their future support and that he should be relieved of his debt of 600l. for salt Duties towards the charge he has [thus] been at. Reference Book VIII, p. 131.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John [Secretary for War] to allow 1200l. (over and above 500l. of offreckonings mentioned to be in reserve), for the immediate providing of a half clothing for the Regiment of Col. Stanhope for this year : but to allow only 200l. for swords, belts, bayonets and cartouch boxes which are usually bought once in 3 years.
Prefixing : report by the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army dated Comptroller's Office, Spring Garden, on the memorial of Col. James Stanhope ut supra p. 422. The said Colonel upon his going to Portugal provided a full mounting of clothes and accoutrements for his Regiment and afterwards provided other clothes for a second mounting, for which the offreckonings are engaged to the 25th of November 1705 except 500l. or thereabouts. We advise allowances as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 381.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 30 to John Charlton, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir Charles Hedges, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, of a silver box for the great seal to be affixed on a Treaty : to an estimate of 8l. Ibid., p. 385.
The like of a same dated Dec. 8 inst. to same for the delivery of 2 silver boxes to Secretary Harley [for the great seal] which is to be affixed to Treaties : to an estimate of 16l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Dec. 1 inst. to same for the delivery to — Proctors (Proctor) Esq. of 80 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child : to an estimate of 40l. Ibid., p. 386.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Thomas, Lord Coningsby, Paymaster General of the Forces in Ireland, to pay 195l. 14s. 3½d. to Peter Davall, agent to the Regiment of Foot late under Major General La Meloniere, to wit for his agency of 2d. in the £ on the pay of said Regiment from 1690 June 1 to 1691 Dec. 31 and likewise for the deductions of 2d. per £ made from the pay of said Regiment for same [time]. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 347.
Dec. 26. William Lowndes to Mr. Shales enclosing a note [missing] from Mr. Bateman of the year's produce anno 1704 of the lead mines in Yorkshire which are in lease to Mr. Tushingham. Take care that the tenth thereof be duly answered to the Crown. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 19.
[1704?] Unfinished undated royal warrant relative to Benjamin Fletcher, late Governor of New York. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 76.