Warrant Book
May 1705, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: May 1705, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 239-255. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84821 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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May 1705, 1-15

May 1. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to pay 50l. each to William Bathurst and John Portman "your accountants," for their trouble in making up the accounts of the Vigo booty. Money Book XVII, p. 362b.
Letter of direction for 19,272l. 6s. 8d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : to be for the services following viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 28 days' subsistence to the Forces in England from April 25 last to May 22nd inst. 11977 11 4
for 6 weeks' subsistence in advance to the Regiments ordered on shipboard to enable them to provide necessaries for the Expedition 2213 15 0
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service anno 1705
for 28 days' subsistence to the 22nd inst. for the Regiments of Rivers, Rook and Paston 2213 15 0
for the like for the additional Company to Whetham's Regiment 122 0 8
for 6 weeks' subsistence in advance from the 22nd May for Rivers' Regiment to enable them to provide necessaries for the Expedition 1106 17 6
for 4 months' clearings for Rivers' Regiment from the 24th December last to April 24 last 1638 7 2
£19272 6 8
Disposition Book XVII, p. 237.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret to enquire as to any interest which may accrue to the Crown from the late suicide of Serjeant Bonythan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 64.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Warters, Solicitor to the Admiralty, shewing that the ship Pearle from France with French wines was seized some time since in Mounts Bay and is condemned to the Lord High Admiral as a perquisite of his office : that if sold there [in Cornwall] the wines will not meet the charges : therefore praying that same may be brought to London to be sold and the Duties paid when sold. Reference Book VIII, p. 155.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the premises called the Old Stables at Windsor in order to a lease thereof to Thomas Moor.
And also for a constat of Datchet Ferry in order to a lease thereof to said Moor at the nomination of William Hale and John Aldridge, executors of Daniel Burt, deceased, late ferryman there as in trust for his son William Burt : "and you are to cause the said executors of the said Daniel Burt to account with you for the profits of the said ferry from the time you ordered the same to be put into the possession of the said Daniel Burt to the date of the intended lease" and the balance to be paid into the Exchequer after divers allowances including the bills for ferrying over the Guards.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report dated April 7 last. In accordance with Mr. Lowndes's letter of 16 March 1702-3 directing me to find a tenant for her Majesty's Old Stables at Windsor I treated with James Peerman, but Mr. Anthony Row who had the tenancy of the premises offered the same rate and a lease was ordered to him but he did not proceed thereon and is since dead. And I was again directed, verbally, by the Lord Treasurer to find a tenant, but Peerman offers 30l. less than before because the materials on the premises were so ruinated and pillaged by the abuse of the poor people who live there without any title or by the neighbourhood. So I have treated with Thomas Moor who finding the ground convenient for a wood yard will embank the same and give the like fine of 90l. and rent of 4l. per an. for a 50 years' lease.
The ferry at Datchett is very much lessened in the value by the enlargements and walling in the Little Park at Windsor which cut off the nearest way from thence to the town. I was orderd to purchase the same from Col. Wheeler who possessed the same in fee. The conveyance to the Crown was made 22 July 1700 and in order to discover the real value thereof I gave my warrant to Daniel Burt, the ferryman, to continue in possession with a house and small piece of ground and to give an account of the profits. He swore to the receipts up to 29 Dec. 1701 but died some time before Dec. 1703 and I have taken the accounts for that period from his books. The whole profits, after payment of rates and taxes, amount to about 53l. per an. out of which 20l. a year is to be allowed for boats, ropes, labour and attendance in managing the ferry, leaving a clear yearly value of 33l. Burt's executors are therefore to give a discharge for 42l. 9s. 2d. for the bills for the Guards within that time and to pay 68l. 9s. 2d. to her Majesty. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 471-2.
Same to same for a particular of a tenement in Bucklawren in order to a reversionary lease thereof to John Hoskin.
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General on the petition of John Hoskin and Henry Chubb ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 297. The premises were granted to John Hoskin, the petitioner's father 22 Jan. 1662-3 for the lives of the petitioner and Samuel Hoskyn his brother : the petitioner aged about 60 is the only life in being, a lusty man of his age.
In Sir Richard Prideaux' survey the tenement is rated at 29l. per an. ; and in the Parliamentary Survey at 28l. per an. I advise a fine of 90l. for 2 fresh lives at the old rent of 2l. 4s. 4d. and for purchasing off the increased rent of 2l.
The petitioner Chubb prays an allowance, out of the above proposed fine, of 84l. 13s. 2d. for the balance of his charges in carrying on a law suit for the Crown as mentioned in the Treasury warrant of 23 March 1696-7. But such an intercepting of fines will create an ill precedent. Chubb ought to stay till his own estate comes to be renewed. Ibid., pp. 472-3.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Baker, clerk, of a tenement in Haye co. Cornwall with the common pasture in the whole Common of Cardinham, parcel of the manor of Grediowe and late in the possession of the priory of Tywardreth ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIX, p. 451 ; and of the water mill of Cardinham and the tenement called Lady Vale : to hold the first tenement in trust for Roger Bate and the mill and second tenement in trust for William Henwood.
Prefixing : particulars and Surveyor General's memoranda and ratals of the premises. Ibid., pp. 473-7.
Same to same for a same to Mathew Rescorla of a messuage in Tretharappe co. Cornwall, parcel of abovesaid manor and priory ; ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIX, p. 451.
Prefixing : particular and Surveyor General's memorandum and ratal of the premises. Ibid., pp. 477-9.
May 2. Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin dated St. James's April 30 for payment of 565l. 6s. 3d. to Walter Devereaux out of the produce of wines taken in the Anthony by the Devereaux galley by virtue of an Admiralty commission [of marque] and which have been sold by the candle for 1482l. 3s. 9d. which leaves 565l. 6s. 3d. to said Devereaux for the capture after deduction of 16l. 17s. 6d. for sale charges and 900l. for Customs "provided the Duty of 15l. per ton lately appropriated on prize wines be not thereby lessened or abated." Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 393-4.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay the several annuities to the respective assignees of John Portman, late of London goldsmith, according to the following certificates [missing] amounting in all to 2302l. 11s. 6d. per an. being 3 per cent. on several sums amounting to 76,762l. 18s. 2d. in all : being 42l. 18s. 5d. to the executors of the patentee said Portman himself and 2259l. 13s. 6d. to his assignees excepting only 2l. 12s. 0d. per an. part thereof payable to Richard Graham and Philip Burton for the principal sum of 86l. 13s. 4d. assigned to them by Thomas Price by direction of Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, then Lord High Treasurer. Money Book XVII, p. 362.
Money warrant for 20l. each to Aeneas Mackenzey and George Ross for their passage as chaplains to New Jersey in America.
20l. to Andrew Clerk for his passage to New York as schoolmaster. (Money orders dated May 11 hereon). Ibid., p. 364. Order Book VI, p. 339. Disposition Book XVII, p. 239.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 650l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for one year from 1705 March 25 for the whole charge and expenses of managing in his Office of Auditor the business relating to the said Bills. Money Book XVII, p. 364.
Letter of direction for 4400l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : and to be paid over as follows : viz.
l.
to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, for subsistence to prisoners at war ; in money ; for the month of May : whereof three fifths to be charged to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling 1400
to Nath. Gould and Urban Hall on account of their provision of tar and pitch : to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear 3000
£4400
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so assign said 1400l. to said Povey). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 236, 241.
Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List funds. Ibid., p. 237.
Same for 2809l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on the One Third Subsidy anno 1704 : to be for the services following :
£ s. d.
in further part of 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the additional 10,000 men anno 1704
to clear the 4 English Regiments, part of that body, for the muster ended the 23 Dec. 1704, their offreckonings being also included 2414 0 0
on the order for the Portugal service anno 1704
for clothing provided in Ireland for 1500 recruits sent thence to Portugal anno 1704 and is (together with 1170l. already issued) to complete 1682l. 18s. 2d. paid in Ireland for the said clothing, the exchange from hence after the rate of 7½ per cent. being deducted : the charge of which clothing is to be placed to the accounts of the respective Regiments [which received it] 395 10 0
£2809 10 0
Ibid., p. 238.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox. It is the Lord Treasurer's order that out of the 62,000l. which you are to raise on the tallies on Low Wines put into your hands for the 40,000 men anno 1705 you apply 16,243l. 9s. 8d. to clear the Subject Troops, part of the said 40,000 men, from 24 Dec. last to Feb. 23 last : and that out of the 13,500l. which you are to raise on the like tallies for the additional 10,000 men anno 1705 you apply 2494l. 8s. 4d. to clear the 4 English Regiments, part of said 10,000 men, for the same time, offreckonings included. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 10,175l. 18s. 6d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : for the services as follow : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 additional men to serve with the Fleet
for the General Officers and others for 84 days' advance on their pay amounting to 20l. 6s. 8d. per diem 1708 0 0
for 6 weeks' subsistence in advance for the 3 Regiments of Foot to come from Ireland after abating 7½ [per cent.] for the exchange from hence, the same being to be paid them there [in Ireland] 3088 18 6
in part of the order for 5379l. for services following
for the charge of an additional Regiment of Dragoons and Foot upon the Portugal Establishment from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 25 last 5135 0 0
for the charge of 2 surgeons and 4 mates for the Hospital in Portugal from Aug. 25 last to Dec. 25 last 244 0 0
£10175 18 6
Ibid., p. 239.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed further petition [missing] of Edward Clark for relief, Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 64.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the [Assessment] Commissioners for co. Notts for the Land Tax anno 1703 touching an arrear of 70l. 13s. 8d. returned in super by the Receiver General.
Also on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Lord Fitz Walter relating to Mr. Rich, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Essex. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 64.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners returning "the enclosed" [missing] as now amended, with the Lord Treasurer's approbation. Ibid., p. 65.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of St. Thomas's Hospital for an allowance for subsisting, curing and looking after 4146 sick and wounded seamen in the last war.
Likewise of a second petition for an allowance for such sick and wounded seamen as they have during this present war admitted or which shall hereafter be admitted into the said Hospital. Reference Book VIII, p. 156.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Read for employment in the Window Tax. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Geo. Herlackenden, Commissary of the Forces going to Portugal, shewing that he went to Portsmouth on that duty 1703 Oct. 23 but the Establishment commences only from 1703-4 Jan. 3 : therefore praying his pay for the said interim during which he was constantly on duty. Ibid., p. 157.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Richard Upton, late commander of the Falmouth [Customs] smack and afterwards of the Sydney frigate on the coast of Cornwall, praying consideration for the several prizes and smuggling vessels which he took. Ibid., p. 158.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Terence Mohun, Deputy Marshal in the Savoy, for payment of 92l. 16s. 5d. for repairing the Marshalsea in the Savoy by direction of the Duke of Marlborough : same being much in decay. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Ann Hodges for payment of 11l. 8s. 0d. due to her late husband as a sergeant in Capt. Keating's Company of the Earl of Donegal's Regiment. Ibid., p. 159.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Anne Hopper for a new lease of her tenement at Richmond, the buildings being so old and ruinous that a considerable sum must be spent in repairs. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petiiton of Thomas Grueber, of London merchant, shewing that his correspondent in Holland sent him 29 half pieces of cambricks on the English ship London Merchant at Rotterdam "without sending the petitioner an invoice of the lading thereof" and on arrival they are seized for being landed before entry ; but petitioner could not make a due entry without having notice from his correspondent : therefore praying relief, there being no intention of fraud. Ibid., p. 160.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of John Acton for delivery up of his surety bonds as agent to Col. Seymour's Regiment and the Coldstream Regiment of Guards : he having paid all demands. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute Mark Proudfoot as their agent for such prizes as shall be taken by any of her Majesty's ships designed for the Mediterranean this summer ; at the like allowance of 250l. for himself and 50l. for a clerk as was made to William Window who was agent for Prizes on board the Fleet commanded by Sir Cloudesley Shovell in 1703 : the said Window having made no application for going on the same station this summer. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 479.
Same by same to same to depute William Burnaby (the present Sub-Commissioner for Prizes at Hull) as Agent for prizes on board the Squadron designed for the West Indies at his present salary of 300l. and that his "said salary" as Sub-Commissioner at Hull be saved to the public.
Appending : Instructions for said Burnaby in his said Office on board the said Squadron. (You are to go on board every prize and take an inventory &c., demand all papers, examine the master and officers, prevent all embezzlements, deliver the prize at the first port proper, proceed to the condemnation ; take a survey of all prizes within the district of each place you come to since the beginning of this present war ; prosecute all embezzlements). Ibid., XIX, pp. 99-101.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Burslem, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1705 for co. Stafford proposing a change of his sureties.
Followed by : (1) report dated May 24 from the Agents for Taxes thereon : (2) warrant dated June 5 by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the new security. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 69, 70.
May 3. Money warrant for 16l. 13s. 4d. to Brook Bridges for 1701 Xmas quarter on his salary of 66l. 13s. 4d. as one of the Auditors of Imprests ; to be paid out of the late King William's Civil List revenue arrears.
33l. 6s. 8d. to same for half a year to 1705 Lady day on his same as a same.
33l. 6s. 8d. to Auditor Harley for same on his same as a same. Money Book XVII, p. 362b. Disposition Book XVII, p. 239.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1704 Xmas quarter's incidents bill of the Malt Office : total 404l. 4s. 9½d. Ibid., p. 364.
The like of the same quarter's incidents bill of the Excise Office : total 694l. 13s. 6d. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Auditor Parsons. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on the petition of William Thornton, Principal of Hart Hall in Oxford, relating to 5 exhibitions of 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. each payable from the Crown [land revenues] to 5 poor scholars of the said Hall. You are not to intermeddle with the receipt or payment of the said exhibitions but to leave same to the Receiver General, whose duty it is. Upon sufficient vouchers you are to allow such payments on the said Receiver's account. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 65.
Treasury reference to Mr. Vanburgh of the petition of the officers of the Jewell House setting forth the great charge they are at in attending her Majesty at Windsor all the time her Majesty resides there and having no table or other allowance for the same : therefore praying an allowance for their attendance in proportion to the rank they bear in her Majesty's Household. Reference Book VIII, p. 155.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Warren, a prisoner in Newgate, who was convicted in Jan. 1702-3 for neglecting the duty of his place as a gauger, whereby the Crown was defrauded of 61l. 1s. 10¼d. and again in June 1704 for another fraud : praying release as he is wholly incapable of paying his fines. Ibid., p. 156.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Edward Tynte shewing that being captain of a Company of Marines on board the Medway in May 1702 he assisted in taking a French East India ship and cargo valued at 30,000l. : therefore prays a share of the prize bounty, his Company not being comprehended in her Majesty's Declaration. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh of the petition of Sarah Sell for payment of 71l. due from the late King for the lodgings of Mr.Landy, chaplain of the Household, for the years 1699, 1700, 1701 ; according to the said King's customary allowance : petitioner being in a very low condition. Ibid., p. 159.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute John Mellish as clerk and accountant for Prizes at Portsmouth loco Roger Clutterbuck "who as you are informed by Charles Goring Esq., the Sub-Commissioner for Prizes there, doth not attend the business of that office, whereby the Queen's service is very much prejudiced." Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 1.
May 4. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to discharge the lands at Tanfield co. Durham, seized into the hands of the Queen by extent on account of the surety bond of 1300l. given by Thomas Briggs gent. who with Edward Bodham became surety in 1694 for Robert Thorowgood, late collector of the port of Lynn Regis co. Norfolk who died insolvent and in arrear to the Crown : the said lands having been mortgaged (before the date of said bond) to Edmund Quash, which mortgage was assigned over successively to Thomas Sewell and to William Davison and the said Davison is willing to advance 200l. as composition for said Briggs's bond in order the better to secure his purchase : the said Bodham having removed himself and family beyond sea and no estate or effects of the said Thorowgood being discoverable. The said extent is hereby to be assigned to said Davison on his paying said 200l. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 397-8.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Sir David Mitchel : for the charges of his voyage to Holland and back, whither he was lately sent by her Majesty upon a particular service. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon). (Money order dated May 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 400. Money Book XVII, p. 365. Order Book VI, p. 339. Disposition Book XVII, p. 345.
Letter of direction for 4052l. 11s. 9d. to the executors of Sir Benjamin Bathurst upon account : in full discharge of the debt in his late Office of Cofferer of the Household during his time of office according to a computation made by the Board of Greencloth. Disposition Book XVII, p. 240.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a surrender to the Crown by the Duke of Leeds and Sir Edw. Seymour. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 65.
May 5. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Harry Mordaunt of the office of Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance with the usual fee of 40l. per an. : the grant to Charles Bertie of the said office to be hereby revoked. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 396-7.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Excise Commissioners. It is the Queen's pleasure that Henry Meriton of the Middle Temple be Receiver General of Excise and Malt Duties loco Thomas Hall. Take his securities as usual. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 65.
May 7. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Arthur Maynwaring of the office of one of the two Auditor of Prests or Imprests and Foreign Accounts, First Fruits, Tenths, Customs and of the Mint and Coinage and other accounts ; all as amply as Brook Bridges, Bartholomew Beale, Robert Welde or John Wood and as in place of Brook Bridges, thereto appointed 1672 May 21 (which patent contained also a grant to Francis Godolphin of said office in reversion after Bartholomew Beale and said Bridges : and the said Godolphin is since dead) the said Bridges having surrendered by deed dated 5 May inst. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 399-400.
Letter of direction for 45,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : to be applied as follows : viz.
l.
to Wages of seamen 40000
to Wear and Tear, being for imprest and bills of exchange 5000
£45000
Disposition Book XVII, p. 240.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Mary Cordwent, administratrix of Richard Cordwent, clothier, shewing that by a late order from the Admiralty the Navy Board have stopped 6s. per month out of the pay of every sentinel of the 2 late Marine Regiments in order to pay her husband an arrear of 1302l. 6s. 11d. for clothing which he supplied to said Regiments pursuant to contract with Lord Berkeley in Nov. 1694 : therefore praying payment of the money so stopped. Reference Book VIII, p. 158.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Rachell Bennet et al. praying payment of a royal warrant for 227l. 2s. 11d. for repairing the Guard Houses at Whitehall, Kensington, Somerset House and the Savoy ; petitioners' creditors being to be satisfied thereout and being very impatient. Ibid., p. 159.
Same to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir Charles Hedges shewing that he has an Exchequer lease for about 20 acres of land, part of the Old Park in Richmond, for 51 years at 20l. per an. rent and also 3 tenements at the rent of 11l. 15s. 0d. per an. ; that he has been at great expense in improving the premises ; therefore praying the Queen to accept a moderate fine in lieu of the said yearly rents. Ibid., p. 162.
May 8. J. Taylor (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Hart. Send to the Lord Treasurer your answer to the enclosed complaint [missing] made against you by several inhabitants of the city of York. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 65.
May 9. William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed account [missing] of Richard Crawley of his receipts and payments of moneys for salvage and other perquisites of the Admiralty between 1704 March 25 and 1705 March 25. Ibid., p. 67.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Attorney General et al, to issue process against Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Edward Ayscogh (Auscogh), Sir Roger Langley, Benjamin Overton, John Parkhurst, John Carpenter, and Charles Deering for accounts of prizes from 1689 June 19 to 1690 June 26 so as to enable the subsequent Commissioners for Prizes to pass their accounts : and to stay process against the said later Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 2.
May 10. Letter of direction for 1218l. 9s. 6d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men to serve on board the fleet
for subsistence of 2 Companies of Col. Handasyde's Regiment for 6 months from 25 April to 24 Oct. 1705, being 183 days at 5l. 8s. 2d. per diem 989 14 6
for subsistence for 50 supernumerary recruits for said Regiment for said time 228 15 0
£1218 9 6
Disposition Book XVII, p. 242.
Same for 6800l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, out of the like loans : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for the contingent charges of the Fleet going under Sir Cloudesley Shovell this summer 5000 0 0
for bounty money for the marine soldiers that were in the action at Gibraltar the last summer 1800 0 0
£6800 0 0
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer is of opinion that it will be sufficient that half of the said 5000l. be put on board the Fleet and that the other moiety be supplied in bills or letters of credit to be used as the service may require).
Ibid, pp. 242, 244.
Same for 20,000l. to same : out of same : and is for the Victualling and to be applied to paying Necessary Money, bills of exchange, Short Allowance [Money] and other contingencies [of the Victualling]. Ibid.
Same for 1050l. to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of same : and is to be applied as follows :
l.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for Col. Elyott's Regiment going on the present Expedition, upon account of their pay 800
for Col. Hans Hamilton's Regiment the like 250
£1050
Ibid., p. 243.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Christopher Cook as a tidesman at Bristol loco Thomas Morgan deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 368.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Brougham, Secretary to the Excise Commissioners, praying an allowance for his extra trouble since the commencement of the Malt Duty. Reference Book VIII, p. 158.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Eyre, owner of the ship Swallow, shewing that same was let to freight to Ezekiell Hall of London merchant to proceed to the Madeiras and was taken on her return ; that the master, Thomas Sandwell, to secure the ship and cargo of wines became a ransom for 1000l. for which he is now a prisoner ; that Hall has now made over his rights in the ship and goods to petitioner to pay the 1000l. ransom for the said Sandwell : therefore praying that the cargo may be sold by inch of candle and that the produce, after payment of Duty, may go towards satisfying said ransom. Ibid., p. 159.
Same to same of the petition of Samuell Tomlins, a deputy Queen's waiter London port for 6 years, praying a landwaiter's or tidesurveyor's place. Ibid., p. 360.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Baldwin Malet, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Somerset, for the transfer to his account of the sixth 4s. Aid of three overpayments viz. of 2945l. 14s. 1½d. on his account of the fifth 4s. Aid, 699l. 19s. 9¼d. on his account of the Subsidy anno 1702 and 1000l. on his account of the seventh 4s. Aid. Reference Book VIII, p. 362.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Francis Strutt gent, for a lease of a messuage called Moor Hall and 260 acres of marsh &c. in Upwell and Outwell co. Norfolk, same not being in lease since 1699. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 27 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Mathew Benson (a child of the Chapel whose voice has changed) of the usual allowance of a suit of plain cloth, a hat and band, 2 Holland shirts, 2 cravats, 2 pairs of cuffs, 2 handkerchiefs, 2 pairs each of stockings, shoes and gloves : to a cost of 9l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 2.
Same for a same of a same date to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay the usual allowance of 20l. to said Benson on his removal from the service of the Chapel. Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Revenue Commissioners Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Phillip Sheppard praying that process may not go against him as a surety of Samuel Snelling, late a collector of the revenue in the district of Coleraine, until Snelling's estate has been realised. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 357.
May 11. Money warrant for 34l. 17s. 8d. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch) for 1705 Lady day quarter's incidents bill of their Office. (Money order dated May 16 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 364. Order Book VI, p. 341. Disposition Book XVII, p. 345.
Same for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, for half a year to 1705 Lady day on the annuity for the support of the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated May 14 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 365. Order Book VI, p. 339. Disposition Book XVII, p. 345.
Same for 400l. to William Borret : upon account : for crown law suits. (Money order dated May 14 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 365. Order Book VI, p. 338. Disposition Book XVII, p. 345.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret to report on the enclosed petition and case [missing] of Eliz. Gelot (Gellot), daughter of Col. Henry Washington deceased, praying to be relieved in a charity left by her late mother which she alleges to be vested in her Majesty and that the executor is diverting the same to his own use. Can the Queen dispose of the said charity to any other use than it was first given? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 66.
May 11, 24, 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to sell publicly by candle to the best bidder the wines in the ships St. Joseph and St. Francis, prizes taken by privateers set out by Thomas King and John Aynsworth of London merchants et al. : the same being small wine not worth the Duty, the best of them not exceeding in price 38l. per ton. Thereupon you are to advise a suitable reward to the captors out of the proceeds.
Prefixing : the Customs Commissioners' report in the case.
The like warrant dated May 24 for the wines taken in the prize ship White Beare in warehouse in Rochester, taken prize by the Neptune privateer : on the petition of Thomas King and John Aynsworth of London merchants.
Prefixing : report ut supra.
The like warrant for the wines in the ship Amity bound from Bordeaux to Flanders and taken prize by the privateer Well Lover, Peter Cock, Commander : on the petition of Peter Stephens merchant : the said privateer having also taken the ship Peter Michael laden with small white wine from Nantes, which is carried into Southampton. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 367, 373, 374.
May 11. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Drake, John Hunton, and Edwd. Cock, sureties for Augustine Briggs late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Norfolk, representing their sufferings and deplorable circumstances upon that account and praying leave to compound. Reference Book VIII, p. 159.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to deliver up the surety bonds of Francis Godolphin, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, he having produced to you his quietus. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 1.
May 12. Royal warrant to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to the Organists, the Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal, the Gentlemen of said Chapel, the Serjeant of the Vestry and John Shore the respective allowances of 6s. a day for the first week and 3s. a day for the remaining time of their attendance on her Majesty at Windsor, Hampton Court or elsewhere in any royal progresses since 1702 June 24 and after the rate of one moiety of the said allowances to the said Children, organ blower and bell ringer : the said Gentlemen having by memorial represented that in the reign of Charles II the Gentlemen of the Chapel [and organists and Master of the Children] were allowed first 8s. a day for their travelling charges during the said King's continuance abroad [away from London] : though they did their duty only on Sundays and holidays and the eves thereof ; which allowance was afterwards reduced to 6s. a day : and half the said allowance was made to the inferior officers and Children of the Chapel : which allowance of 6s. and 3s. was made for the whole time of the late King [William's] stay there [at Windsor] : and further that they have for 3 summers attended her Majesty at Windsor but hitherto have received no wages for the same : and the Deputy Comptroller of the Chamber has thereon reported that in the present Establishment the rates are 3s. to the Gentlemen and 2s. to the children each "and that only to be allowed for one week though our stay be of long continuance" which cannot as he conceives be a sufficient recompense for their journeys to and from or constant continuance at their own expense away from their families. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 400-1.
Royal sign manual for 320l. to Robert Harley for 64 days 1704-5 Jan. 31 to 1705 April 5 (the day on which the Parliament was dissolved) on his allowance as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated May 16 hereon). (Money order dated May 16 hereon). Ibid., p. 401. Order Book VI, p. 340. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Same for 1000l. to John, Lord Cutts, Lieut. General of the Forces in Ireland, as royal bounty to defray the charge of transporting himself, family and equipage thither. (Money warrant dated May 13 hereon). (Money order dated May 16 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 402. Money Book XVII, p. 370. Order Book VI, p. 338. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
May 14. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay the several annuities as follows, amounting in all to 1229l. 14s. 4½d., to the several [banker] patentees as follows or those claiming under them ; representing 3 per cent. interest on principal sums amounting in all to 40,991l. 0s. 3d. : viz.
£ s. d.
to the assignees of Robert Rives several yearly sums as in lieu of the principal sum of 16,368l. 4s. 4d. 491 0 10
to the assignees of Sir Thomas Wolstenholme bart. as in lieu of 9355l. 10s. 4d. principal 280 13
to the assignees of Anthony Sturt as in lieu of 5466l. 5s. 11d. principal 163 19 9
to the assignees of Sir Edmd. Turner Kt. as in lieu of 4592l. 11s. 8d. principal 137 15 6
the assignees of John Thurston as in lieu of 5208l. 8s. 0d. principal 156 5 0
£1229 14
[This warrant merely represents a transfer of title from certain assignees of the bankers' debts to their heirs or to other assignees. The schedule of successor assignees' names which would accompany the warrant would be kept in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Such schedules are seldom entered in the Treasury Books.] Money Book XVII, p. 366.
Letter of direction for 34.000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : to be applied to the head of Wages as follows :
£
towards the Fleet at Portsmouth before they sail 30000
to Walter Whitfeild for pay of the Marine Regiments 4000
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest the said 4000l. accordingly).
Disposition Book XVII, p. 243.
[? May 14] Same for 4000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : upon account : in further part of 1704 Xmas quarter for the Household. Ibid., p. 244.
May 14. Same for 156l. to Lord Edward Russell [late Treasurer of the Chamber] (on his order for 20,000l. for the servants of the late King Wm. III) : to be paid over to James Chace (who was apothecary to the late King's person) for 3 years' rent to Lady day 1701 of his house which was made use of for the Lord Chamberlain's Office, pursuant to the late Lord Chamberlain's warrants. In the margin : this to [be paid to the present Treasurer of the Chamber] Visct. Fitz-Hardinge. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorials [missing] of Mr. Walters [Warters], Solicitor of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, representing the advantage of bringing to London the wines on board the ship Pearle now lying at Mounts Bay. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 66.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Gould and Sir Theodore Janssen about disposing of a quantity of her Majesty's tin at Leghorn and Genoa. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods] to certify how many of the trees blown down in New Forest in the great storm are fit for the Navy. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. On Oct. 25 last you were ordered to employ Maurice Birchfeild (keeper of the accounts of lead, tin, coals and salt imported into Ireland) to keep a correspondence with the officers there as to vessels trading to or from the Plantations contrary to law and of debenturable tobacco and customable East India goods imported thither from England. The "said" Commissioners [of the Revenue, Ireland] have appointed Kendrick Vanbrugh to the said office. You are to give orders to the Customs officers, England, to correspond with said Vanbrugh (who will have his residence in London) for the above purposes. Ibid., p. 68.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of John Littlehales shewing that in Jan. 1699-1700 he was fined 150l. for 2 small crimes committed at Emington [Edmonton] in Middlesex ; which [fines] belonged to the Dean of St. Paul's ; that the said Dean freely consented to remit same but not applying [in] time enough they are lapsed to the Crown and petitioner has lain in Newgate ever since : therefore praying that they may be remitted. Reference Book VIII, p. 160.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Angel shewing that by patent from Charles II his father erected a lighthouse at Spurn Head at the mouth of the Humber for the safety of ships passing that way "and to have a farthing per ton upon all English ships and a penny per ton for all foreigners" : that the officers of the several ports refuse to stop the allowance without direction from the Lord Treasurer : which the petitioner prays. Ibid., p. 163.
[? May 14] Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts and Mr. St. John of the petition of Col. James Rivers setting forth a promise of his Royal Highness [the Lord Admiral] that the pay of the men [recruited for his Regiment] should commence from the dates of the Justices' certificates to the day of their first muster "and considering the necessity they were under of going 2 or 3 miles to raise their recruits" prays a warrant for allowing their pay accordingly. Reference Book VIII, p. 160.
May 14. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Albert, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1705 for co. Worcester, proposing a change of his securities.
Followed by : (1) report dated May 15 thereon by said Agents : (2) warrant dated May 16 by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the new security. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 69.
May 15. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of the Prize Office for 1705 Lady day quarter : total 2320l. 11s. 7d. Money Book XVII, p. 367.
Money warrant for 117l. 17s. 6d. to Samuell Powell, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for his disbursements for coals, candles, sweets, mops, brooms &c. for said House 1704 Oct. 24 to March 14 last and for reward to messengers for serving of orders by direction of said House in said time. (Money order dated May 21 hereon). Ibid., p. 369. Order Book VI, p. 358. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Same for 187l. 12s. 3½d. to William Visct. Cheyne, Clerk of the Pipe, viz. 82l. 12s. 3½d. for 1¾ years to 1705 Lady day on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. per an. [as Clerk of the Pipe] and 105l. for same time on his allowance for drawing down and charging the convictions, rents and seizures of Recusants. (Money order for said 105l., part hereof, dated May 21). Money Book XVII, p. 371. Order Book VI, p. 358. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Same for 10l. to Nicholas Ryall for his service during the last session of Parliament in delivering to the Members the printed votes, Acts of Parliament and their letters. (Money order dated May 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 371. Order Book VI, p. 341. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 347.
Same for 3433l. 0s. 3d. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills (Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote and Henry Fermor) as imprest and upon account for the premiums and other charges for circulating the said Bills as by the late Act for a further Subsidy on Wines &c. : to be issued out of Contributions for annuities. (Money order dated May 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 372. Order Book VI, p. 345.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes. Send the Lord Treasurer your answer to the enclosed letters [missing] from Mr. Holbech. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 66.
Same to Mr. Morrice. In reply to your letters of April 8 and 20 the Lord Treasurer is very sensible of your good services in Portugal and has been made so both by Lord Galway and the Ambassador. I am to assure you that at your return when the service is over my Lord Treasurer intends to intercede with the Queen to make some suitable provision for you by an employment here. In the meantime he desires you to continue your utmost endeavours for her Majesty's service ; and to correspond with me. Ibid., p. 67.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Culliford junr. (a landwaiter in Poole port for some years) as a same in London port loco Roger Williams disabled by sickness.
Michael Farrell to succeed said Culliford at Poole. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 368.
Fiat by same for Treasury letters patent to constitute Paul Boyer gent as Comptroller of Ipswich port loco Isaac Cook deceased. Ibid., p. 369.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to sell certain prize goods (linen, woollen and other French goods) and certain mean, small French prize wines remaining at Portsmouth, Weymouth, Dover and Ramsgate and all other [prize French small] wines under the like circumstances : in like manner as was done for the wines out of the Sein (Seine) prize by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of March 19 last.
Prefixing : report dated May 9 by the Customs Commissioners on the memorial of the Prizes Commissioners, which memorial proposed that in order to dispose of the prize brandy out of the St. Antonio at Plymouth same may be sold and two thirds of the proceeds thereof applied to the Duties and the third to remain for the Queen and captors, and similarly for small wines if sold for under 60l. per ton : and similarly for the French goods as above on condition they be exported by the buyers and on payment of half subsidy :
The mean small prize wines at Portsmouth, Weymouth, Dover and Ramsgate were sold at from 5l. per ton to 40l. 10s. 0d. per ton and two thirds thereof were charged to the Customs. Ibid., pp. 370-1.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to constitute Samuell Atkinson, Thomas Reynolds, David Griell and Bryan Dawney to carry on sales of prize ships and goods in the absence of some of the said Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 9.
Same by same to same to insert on the Establishment of their office 50l. per an. for a clerk to William Burnaby as Agent for prizes with the Fleet designed for the West Indies. Ibid., p. 3.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Richard Cox, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, praying to be reimbursed 500l. expended in attending her Majesty's service in England in 1703. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 357.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Anne De la Melonniere wife of Major General De la Melonniere praying a pension of 10s. a day in consideration of her husband's great services during the last war, his long sickness and large family. Ibid., p. 358.