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April 1705, 1-15


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'Warrant Book: April 1705, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 218-228. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84819 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1705, 1-15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals And Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports And Other Entries : All Not Of The Nature Of Treasury Minutes.
April 2. Royal sign manual to Francis Nicholson, Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to direct William Byrd, Treasurer or Cashier of her Majesty's revenue there, to forthwith remit 3000l. sterling by good bills to his correspondent here to be by him paid into the Exchequer : it being certified by William Blathwaite as Auditor General of her Majesty's Revenues in America that upon the accompts of her Majesty's quit rents arising within the said Colony there was in 1703 a balance of 5743l. 9s. 4d. sterling remaining in said Byrd's hands. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 389. Out Letters (Plantations) II, p. 234.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the several annuities to the Bankers comformable to "this certificate [not prefixed but perhaps represented by the next entry following as below] instead of the former certificates" : entries to be made on the said former certificates and in all books and entries of the said annuities in order to prevent double payment. Money Book XVII, p. 349.
Same by same to same "to draw orders for paying to the several patentees hereunder named or to those claiming under them the several and respective annuities" as follows amounting to 958l. 10s. 6d. per an. being after the rate of 3 per cent. on respective principal sums amounting to 31,951l. 3s. 9¼d. : viz.
per an.
£ s. d.
to the assignees of Richard Brett of Richmond co. Surrey on the principal sum of 4562l. 10s. 0d. 136 17 6
to the assignees of Simon Bennett Esq. on the principal sum of 7223l. 4s. 7d. 216 13 11
to the assignee of Capt. Christo. Gunman on the principal sum of 688l. 7s. 7d. 20 13 0
to the assignee of Capt. Antho. Young on the principal sum of 461l. 13s. 4d. 13 17 0
to the assignee of Francis Millington Esq. on the principal sum of 1285l. 7s. 2½d. 38 11
to the assignee of Edward Chamberlain Dr. of Laws on the principal sum of 706l. 1s. 9¾d. 21 3 7
to Edward Stratford Esq. in his own right as one of the patentees on the principal sum of 2066l. 10s. 4d. 61 19 10½
to the assignees of Joseph Hornby (on the principal sum of 12,548l. 5s. 6d. part of the said Joseph Hornby's patent) 376l. 8s. 11d. per an. or for several yearly sums amounting in the whole to 376l. 8s. 11d. per an. as the same shall be hereafter assigned "taking care that proper memorandums be made hereof, to the end her Majesty, her heirs and successors may not be liable to any double payment : the residue of the said patent, being 10,000l. principal money, having been released to the Crown 376 8 11
to the assignee of Major John Clark on the principal sum of 2409l. 3s. 5d. 72 5 6
£958 10 6
Ibid., pp. 349-50.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord your report on Mark Proudfoot's petition to be appointed Agent for Prizes with the fleet designed for the Mediterranean this summer. How has Mr. Window, who was formerly appointed in that station, performed his trust and why does he not continue therein? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 56.
Same to same. My Lord approves your appointing William Burnaby (who is at present Sub-Commissioner of Prizes at Hull) to go with the fleet as Agent for prizes in the West Indies, at the same allowance of salary which he now enjoys. Draw up Rules and Instructions for his observance and present same to my Lord. Ibid., p. 57.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct John Skynner in the business of the Customs. Ibid., p. 58.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. On the 16th March last when the Duke of Marlborough was present the Lord Treasurer agreed that Col. Macartney's Regiment should be paid from 1704 April 20 according to the muster taken in Holland upon their landing. Prepare the necessary royal warrant for establishing the pay accordingly. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed Order in Council [missing] relating to the raising of 100 recruits for completing the four Companies of Foot at New York. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed Order in Council [missing] touching the customary presents to the five Nations of Indians bordering upon New York. What precedents have been of this nature? Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to Francis Nicholson, Lieutenant and Governor General of Virginia. Her Majesty's revenue of quit rents within the Colony and Dominion of Virginia has of late years been considerably improved and may be yet further advanced, provided due care be taken and the necessary methods used "according to the particulars contained in the memorial hereunto annexed" You are to direct the putting into operation of the said particulars : and you are to give all encouragement by rewards or allowances of quit rent moneys or by grants of lands to such persons as shall make discoveries of advantage to the Crown in reference to the said quit rents ; and also to the officers who shall assist in the better settling of a perfect rent roll. Send me an account of your proceedings herein. [The particulars referred to in the above letter are contained in the memorial appended to William Blathwayt's letter of 1705 March 28 supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIX, pp. 556-7]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 60. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 235.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Tho. Atwood as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco William Steward deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 334.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of James Vernon for stay of the process already directed against him as a Commissioner for Prizes during the late war, he alleging himself to be no ways accomptable before an auditor in relation to that commission. Reference Book VIII, p. 150.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Morgan Whitley, late Receiver General of Taxes for Cheshire and North Wales, shewing that he is indebted 37,407l. 2s. 8d. to the Crown for which he has been in prison almost five years, and by reason of his confinement he cannot adjust his debts [due to him] which amount to 24,203l. 7s. 6d. nor get in his tax arrears standing out in the said counties to the value of 16,213l. 6s. 6d. : therefore praying that on payment of 1000l. and bond for 10,000l. he may have his liberty in order to his recovering the said debts and arrears. Ibid., p. 151.
April 3. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to permit a surplus of 276l. 3s. 7¾d. resting on the 1704 Michaelmas account of Roger Whitley Esq., Receiver General of the Land Revenue in co. Chester and North Wales, to be transferred from his last account for the County Palatine of Chester to his next account for North Wales.
Appending : certificate by Auditor Shales of said surplus. Money Book XVII, p. 351.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to pay 250l. to Brook Bridges and Edward Harley, the Auditors of Imprests, for making up the accounts of the Post Office for 2 years ended at Lady Day 1701 : the allowance of 200l. per an. to Auditor Aldworth for preparing said accounts for declaration having been paid up to 1700 midsummer and said Aldworth having died in August 1700. Ibid., p. 356.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate three lost annuity orders Nos. 379, 380 and 381 for 14l. each in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh. Order Book VI, p. 329.
Endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the allowing of 5 per cent. interest from date hereof on 52 orders in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, on the eighth 4s. Aid being numbered from 116 to 157 inclusive and for 1000l. each ; the same being assigned this day to the Bank of England. Ibid.
[? April 3]. Money order for 35l. to the Clerks and Ministers of the Receipt for one year's attendance in vacation viz. to March 25 last viz. John Low 7l. ; Peter Le Neve 7l. ; John Taylour 100s. ; John Aubrey 100s. ; Peter White, clerk to Henry Pelham 6l. ; Samuel Edwyn, usher, 100s. Ibid., p. 332.
April 3. William Lowndes to Auditor Shales for a state of the produce of the [Crown] land revenues in cos. Kent, Surrey and Sussex and of the annual or other charge thereon. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 58.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Aynsworth et al. shewing that several privateers which they have set out at their own expense have taken several prizes now lying at Rye, Dover and Rochester and the Customs Commissioners refuse to permit them to be brought to London but insist on payment of Custom at Rye, which petitioners look upon as a hardship : therefore praying leave to enter them in London port. Reference Book VIII, p. 152.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant by the Earl of Kent, Lord Chamberlain, to John Charleton, Master of the Jewel House, dated April [sic? for March] 26 for the delivery to Martin Rigley, waterman in ordinary to the Queen, of 2 badges [as a royal waterman] not exceeding 50 ounces [of silver]. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 454.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the office [of Master Forester and Warden of the Bailiwick of Cliffe in the Forest of Rockingham co. Northants. and several Walks in the said Bailwick ut supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 122, XIX, p. p. 509] in order to the granting the same to Thomas, Earl of Westmorland for the life of him and his two brothers on surrender of the life in being.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Earl's petition for same. The Earl was hindered in proceeding on his petition in 1702-3 by a proposition for discovering timber belonging to the Crown in Sulehay Walk ("by an exception of all great oak trees above the scantling of 10 inches square 3 foot above ground"). The office desired is chiefly honorary. Ibid., p. 464.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for a same of the extended lands of Alexander Butterworth in co. Lancaster which were extended on the 19th April 1675 and were on the 12 Dec. 1676 granted to Sir Richard Lloyd Knt, whose executors are Sir Samuel Barnardiston, Samuel Barnardiston and Thomas Death merchant : same is to be in order to a new lease thereof to the executor of Arthur Barnardiston [for Samuell and others, children of said Arthur]. Ibid., p. 466.
[?] Report from same to the Queen on the bill transmitted from Ireland for repealing the Statute 5 Hy. IV [c. 4] against multiplying of gold and silver and to prevent disputes and controversies concerning royal mines. I am of opinion that the said bill may be for the public good and advantage of the kingdom of Ireland and I have no objection thereto provided the 4000l. thereby intended to be paid to the Earl of Abercorn out of the revenue of Ireland in lieu of his grant of royal mines may be made good to your Majesty by a future supply by the Parliament of Ireland "as tis mentioned it will be" in the annexed extract [missing] of a letter from the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland. Warrants not relating to Money XVIII, p. 467.
April 4. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Sir Thomas Littleton to procure 52,000l. from the Bank of England or any other persons as loan at 5 per cent. on the tallies in your hands drawn on the Land Tax anno 1705. On your transmitting to the Lord Treasurer the orders for said 52,000l. he will sign warrants thereon for allowing said interest. Disposition Book XVII, p. 228.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Henry Cartwright and Henry Vincent praying payment of 355l. 3s. 6d. for charges and expenses of themselves and servants in Ireland in their several progresses in examining and stating the accounts of the four Regiments in Ireland lately returned from the West Indies. Reference Book VIII, p. 151.
April 5. Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin for 25,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies ; as imprest for arrears of subsidy claimed by the King of Denmark to be due to him at any time before Xmas 1704 in pursuance of treaties made by her Majesty or by Wm. III.
Also 10,000l. as imprest for extraordinary charges and disbursements relating to the defence of Gibraltar. (Separate Money warrants dated April 7 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 382. Money Book XVII, pp. 352, 353.
Royal letters patent granting to John Visct. Mounthermer, sole son of Ralph, Earl of Montague, to hold for life, the office of Master of the Great Wardrobe in reversion of his said father who was thereto appointed by Charles II 1671 Aug. 12 for life. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 371-374.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill for 1705 lady day quarter for the Customs officers London port : total 6675l. 18s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 351.
The like of the Excise Office salary bill including the Malt [office] salaries for same quarter : total 5849l. 6s. 5¾d. Ibid., p. 352.
Letter of direction for 34601l. 8s. 8½d. to Charles Fox for services as follows : out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Land Tax anno 1705 viz. :
£ s. d.
on the order for 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for 40,000 men anno 1705
for waggon money for 18 English Battalions of Foot at 200l. each 3600 0 0
for forage money to the General Officers and English Regiments in part of 12,659l. 15s. 0d. allowed for that purpose 6329 17 6
for pay of the General Officers, being a quarter of 16,302l. 10s. 0d. allowed for that purpose 4075 12
for Contingencies in part of 10,000l. [allowed] for that head 2500 0 0
on the order for 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for subsidies anno 1705
for the King of Denmark for the quarter to June 24 next on his subsidy, by way of advance 9375 0 0
for the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for half a year to same time on his subsidy, being 11,904l. 15s. 0d. per an. 5813 19 0
for the Elector of Treves for the same half year on his subsidy, being 5952l. 7s. 6d. per an. 2906 19 6
£34601 8
The orders for the said loans are to carry interest at the rate of 5 per cent. Disposition Book XVII, p. 228.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of the following particulars out of the 52,000l. loan which the Navy Treasurer is to procure ut supra p. 222 viz. :
£ s. d.
to the Victualling for bills of exchange, Necessary Money and extra Necessary Money to pursers, and short allowance money to seamen and Contingencies 20000 0 0
to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, on account of subsistence to such Officers and soldiers of the Marine Regiments as are now on shore : to wit from Feb. 24 last 4000 0 0
to ditto for offreckonings and clearings to several Companies of the said Marines according to the Establishment and muster rolls 20774 13 10
to ditto for recruiting said Regiments at the rate of 100l. a Company for 72 Companies ; being part of the money saved by respits 7200 0 0
the residue which is to remain in the Navy Treasurer's hands for uses to be appointed 25 6 2
£52000 0 0
Ibid., p. 229.
Letter of direction for 3010l. 4s. 6d. to John How : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : for uses as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for Guards and Garrisons, in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for the year 1705
for levy money for 280 men to recruit the several Companies of the First Regiment of Guards from 60 to 70 private men in each Company at 3l. a man pursuant to the royal warrant of March 20 last 840
for ditto for 140 men for the Companies of the Coldstream Regiment 420
for ditto for 190 men for the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers to increase the Companies from 40 to 59 men each 570
for ditto for 110 men for 2 additional Companies to the said Regiment at the same rate 330
for 6 months' subsistence to the Companies at Bermudas from 24 Dec. last to 24 June next 330 14 2
for the 5000 men in sea service, in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the year 1705
for 61 days' subsistence for the Additional Companies of the Regiments of Col. Handasyde and Col. Livesay to June 24 next, the said Companies being ordered to the West Indies 519 10 4
£3010 4 6
Disposition Book XVII, p. 230.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to direct Mr. Brewer to pay into the Exchequer 8000l. for the Queen's share of prizes. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 59.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Agents for Taxes on the petition of Edward Taylor praying payment of 430l. due to him on an estate "he mortgaged to" Morgan Whitley, debtor to the Queen. Ibid., p. 80.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Stephens merchant shewing that he set out a privateer called the Well Lover at his own expense ; that she took 2 French prizes laden with white wines which have been condemned in the Court of Admiralty but same are small and much decayed and not worth the Customs : therefore praying that same may be sold by inch of candle and that he may have a share thereout for taking same. Reference Book VIII, p. 151.
Same to same of the petition of Stephen Creagh merchant shewing that he is prosecuting Senior and Stisted who are concerned with him in the wines he was prosecuted for ut supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, pp. 271-2 and that Stisted has absconded and the whole penalty of the 600l. bond given for answering 4l. per tun is likely to fall on petitioner : therefore praying relief. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Shales of the petition of John Nedham, vicar of Thornby [Thurnby] co. Leicester for payment of 2 years' arrear of the pension of 6l. 1s. 8d. settled on him by the Crown. Ibid., p. 152.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Mich. Biddulph bart. shewing that he has endured long imprisonment as a surety of Morgan Whitley and has paid 3000l. into the Exchequer and is now much impoverished thereby : therefore praying to compound for such sum as he can pay. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Whitley of Aston co. Flint shewing that as a surety of the abovesaid Whitley, his brother, he is ruined and his estate extended and incumbered to the [full] value [thereof] : therefore praying ut supra. Ibid.
April 6. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to the Duke of Marlborough and his heirs and assigns for ever of the Honor and Manor of Woodstock as by the Act of last Session [3-4 Anne c. 4] : to be holden of the Crown as of the Castle of Windsor in common socage by fealty, rendering to the Crown for ever at the Castle of Windsor on the 2nd of August yearly one standard or colours with three Flower de Luces painted thereupon for all manner of rents, services, exactions and demands whatsoever : with a clause for granting to him the advowsons of the rectories, vicarages and churches of Bladon and Stonesfield in co. Oxford. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 391-2.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital. My Lord has read your report of 2nd inst. touching the Invalids lately arrived from Holland. You mention therein several particulars which you have done for their relief by direction of the Duke of Marlborough which cannot properly be defrayed out of the 4000l. appropriated by the Queen for the maintenance of such Invalids as were wounded in Germany the last campaign.
Send my Lord a list of the names and qualifications of such of the said Invalids as are not within the rule of being subsisted out of the said 4000l. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 59.
April 7. Royal warrant to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 10l. to Thomas Brand for fairly writing, flourishing and embellishing on vellum a letter to the Alcaid of Algarve, being credentials of Paul Methuen sent thither by us upon a treaty of peace and commerce with the Emperor of Fez and Morocco. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 383.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 317l. 15s. 10d. out of the Four and a Half per cent. revenue to the executors of Col. John Farmer, President of the Council of Barbados, [to wit for the period] from the time Ralph, Lord Grey, late Governor there, left that Island to the arrival of Sir Bevill Granville, the present Governor thereof, being 1 year and 172 days : the said sum representing one third of the salary of said Granville for the time of his absence, being 290 days. As the salary of said Granville has been paid in full for said time the said sum is to be deducted out of the next money payable to him [Granville].
Appending : William Blathwaite's report dated March 22 last on the petition of Thomas Foulerton on behalf of the said executors. There is accruing to said Farmer as follows :
£ s. d.
from Lord Grey for the time of his absence being 85 days 93 2 11
from the Queen, for the time of Mr. Crow's commission being 162 days in case he Crow has not received the whole salary 177 10 6
from Sir Bevil Granville for the time of his absence, being 290 days 317 15 10
£588 9 3
(Money order dated April 28 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 383-6. Order Book VI, p. 336.
Money warrant for 125l. to Visct. FitzHardinge for 1¼ years to 1701 Xmas on his allowance as Keeper of the Pall Mall. Money Book XVII, p. 354.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Salt Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1705 Lady day quarter : total 705l. 17s. 1¼d. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 1036l. 9s. 10¾d. to the Visct. FitzHardinge Treasurer of the Chamber ; for 1705 Lady day quarter's salary to the servants appointed to attend her Majesty to Newmarket. Disposition Book XVII, p. 229.
Same for 5000l. to Charles Fox : out of loans on Continued Duties on Low Wines anno 1705 and to be in part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for levying and maintaining 5000 men to be raised in lieu of the like number ordered to serve with the Fleet : the said 5000l. being to be paid over as in part of 10,872l. for levy money for the 6 new Regiments of Foot that are going to be raised here viz. 1974l. each to the Regiments of Sir Charles Hotham, Col. Soam and Col. Breton being of 658 men each and 1650l. for the Regiments of Col. Lillingston, Col. Wynn and Col. Lepell being of 550 men each. Ibid., p. 231.
Same for 6000l. to same : out of Civil List moneys by 1000l. a week : and as in part of 10,000l. for extraordinary charges and disbursements relating to the defence of Gibraltar. Ibid.
Same for 8000l. to same : out of the Queen's share of prizes : as in part of 25,000l. for the King of Denmark for satisfying arrears of subsidy due to him before Xmas 1704. Ibid., p. 232.
Same for 12,000l. to same : out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Land Tax anno 1705 : as in part of 50,000l. for her Majesty's quota of a subsidy of 300,000 Crowns to the King of Prussia for one year for 8000 men sent by him to the succour of the Duke of Savoy. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay the 1705 Lady day quarter's salary bills of the Outport officers : total 9267l. 3s. 9d. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 363.
Treasury reference to Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Vincent of the petition of John Owen, late ensign in the Earl of Donegal's Regiment, praying his pay whilst he was in that Regiment as per the account of Capt. Gardner, agent to the said Regiment. Reference Book VIII, p. 152.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell and sell for the Queen's best advantage 85 trees in the Great Park at Windsor in order to continue [extend] the riding which the Queen has ordered to be made through the new grounds there at a cost of 8l. 10s. 0d. : and a number of decayed oaks and beeches on the outside of the park pales in order the better to answer the Queen's designs.
Prefixing : said Wilcox's report to the Lord Treasurer as to said trees. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 470.
April 10. Commission by same to Edward Bedford to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco John Cleake. (Warrant dormant by same to the Receiver of said Duties for co. Lincoln to pay said Bedford a salary of 60l. per an. as from Xmas last). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 3, 9.
William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to Mr. Clarke, Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's Revenue arising within the Province of New York. I send you a duplicate of my last letter of Jan. 15 [last] as I shall send you more duplicates of the same by other conveyances, that I may have speedy satisfaction from you of the particulars therein. The accounts of the Commissioners [appointed for the Publick Receipt of the New York revenues until the arrival of Thomas Bierly] from 10 June 1702 to 31 July 1703 and of Col. Byerly from 31 July 1703 to 29 Sept. 1704 have been laid before my Lord Treasurer for Declaration. I enclose a paper of Observations [missing] upon all those accounts, which [paper] you are to communicate to Lord Cornbury and Mr. Byerly [so] that everything may be rectified accordingly. You are to send me such an answer upon every head as may be satisfactory to my Lord Treasurer so that the accounts may be new stated and passed. They were likewise defective in not making appear that the accomptants had sworn to them as directed and there were no certificates from the Governor [of New York] of their having been examined in Council. It is your business to be particularly satisfied of every disbursement and to send me information in all extraordinary matters so that my Lord Treasurer may give directions whenever he shall see cause for retrenching and moderating any expense. Out Letters (Plantations) II, 230-1.
Same to Lord Cornbury, Governor of New York. I have not received any letter from your Lordship for a considerable time. At present I have only to inform you ut supra concerning the abovesaid accounts and Observations, which are likewise sent to the Deputy Auditor who will receive your directions therein.
As to the matters relating to the business of the Province you will receive an account of them from our Board [the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations] and [will] find we have not forgot to recommend to her Majesty the sending over recruits, arms and presents for the Indians. I must remind you of Mr. Weaver's accounts which have been often called for by my Lord Treasurer. I hope the returning of them will be no longer delayed, that business having been a very great while in New York without any visible reasons for it. Ibid., pp. 231-2.
April 11. William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to take care that the Ordnance Office receives the 546l. 19s. 10d. as in the bill drawn by Richard Hill, Envoy Extraordinary at Turin, on Sir James Bateman payable to the Treasurer of the Ordnance as in satisfaction for 500 firelocks, 500 bayonets and 20 halberds sent out of the Ordnance to Nice "on the frigate Lyme and Mary galley" for the service of the Duke of Savoy.
Appending : copy of said bill drawn from Turin 9-20 March 1704-5 for the value of 9280 livres [of] Piedmont at the rate of 58d. sterling for 82 sous [of] Piedmont. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 59.
April 12. Same to Sir Thomas Littleton to procure 48,000l. to be lent by the Bank or any other person on the tallies in your hands on the Land Tax anno 1705 at 5 per cent. interest. If you will send [hither] the orders of repayment for said loans the Lord Treasurer will sign [or endorse] warrants on them for such interest. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply said sum to the payment of seamen's wages). Disposition Book XVII, p. 233.
Endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the allowing of 5 per cent. interest as from date hereof on 48 orders in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, on the eighth 4s. Aid being numbers 168 to 215 for 1000l. each [representing the abovesaid sum of 48,000l.] : same being assigned this day to the Bank of England. Order Book VI, p. 332.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. My Lord has lately directed 17,671l. 5s. 5d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of loans to be made by himself on Malt anno 1704. You are to cause same to be assigned to John Brewer, Receiver General for Prizes, to satisfy the Prize Commissioners' demand for prize guns and other stores by them delivered into the Ordnance Office. Ibid.
April 13. Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] on the petition of March 27 last of Rowland Tryon ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XIX, p. 552 as Attorney to Col. Walter Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor of St. Christopher, the said petition praying payment of a year's salary to said Hamilton. Hereon Blathwayt reports as follows : "The particular Lieutenant Governors of each of the Leeward Islands being at that time wholly supported by presents from the Assemblies without any salary from the Crown, the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations did in the month of April 1703 humbly propose to her Majesty in Council that upon the appointment of sufficient salaries to the several Governors in Chief an allowance might be made of 200l. a year to each of the Lieutenant Governors of the four Leeward Islands out of the Duty of Four and a Half per cent. ; which would be for her Majesty's service and the good of trade by freeing the said Lieutenant Governors from their dependence on the Assemblies." Col. Walter Hamilton was appointed Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher by commission from her Majesty dated 9 Aug. 1703. He has a right to such salary for the year to 9 Aug. 1704 out of said Duty.
Prefixing : entry of the reference of said petition. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 232-3.