Warrant Book
May 1705, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: May 1705, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 256-273. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84822 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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May 1705, 16-31

May 16. Money warrant for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Northey, for half a year to 1705 Lady day on his fee or salary as Attorney General.
35l. to Sir Simon Harcourt for same on same as Solicitor General. Money Book XVII, p. 366. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Same for 72l. 10s. 0d. to Sarles Goatly, serjeant-at-arms attending the House of Peers, for 145 days 1704 July 4 to March 14 last attending the Speaker of said House at 10s. a day, as certified by Mathew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliament. (Money order dated May 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 368. Order Book VI, p. 349. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Wyndham for the eight door keepers of the House of Peers (he being one) for their attendance during the last session of Parliament. (Money order dated May 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 367. Order Book VI, p. 346. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
May 16 & 19. Same for 20l. to Thomas Lloyd, clerk, for his passage to Bermudas as chaplain.
20l. to Andrew Smith, clerk, for same as same to Jamaica.
(Money orders dated May 16 and 8 [sic for 19] hereon. Money Book XVII, pp. 367, 368. Order Book VI, p. 339. Disposition Book XVII, p. 345.
May 16. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay William Hall the salary of 10l. per an. as Comptroller of Customs in Milford port. Money Book XVII, p. 368.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Clayton for his pains in paying the interest of 533,175l. 12s. 10d. advanced upon the Annuity Act 3-4 Anne c. 2 between 1703-4 Feb. 24 and 1704 May 1. (Money order dated May 18 hereon). Ibid., p. 369. Order Book VI, p. 340. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Same for 150l. to William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch, Agents for Taxes, for 1705 Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated May 18 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 369. Order Book VI, p. 340. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Nicholas to pay 701l. 11s. 2d. for fees, detailed, paid by him to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, the Treasury clerks, the Tellers of the Receipt &c. on imprests to him out of the Exchequer from Xmas 1703 to Xmas 1704. Money Book XVII, p. 370. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Money warrant for 100l. to John Walker and John Relfe, clerks assistant in the House of Peers, to be equally divided between them for their extraordinary pains during the last and all former sessions of Parliament : which is recommended to the Queen by the House of Lords as reasonable. (Money order dated May 25 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 373. Order Book VI, p. 346.
Letter of direction for 1560l. 6s. 10d. to Samuel Edwin, usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer : out of Civil List moneys [as in part of the two money orders of Feb. 28 and March 29 last in his name]. Disposition Book XVII, p. 345.
Same for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, half thereof out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 and half out of loans on Duties on Low Wines anno 1705 : and is to be applied to land services of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same for 3829l. 13s. 2¼d. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : as in full of the quarter due to the Household at Xmas 1704. Ibid., p. 346.
Same for 2000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of same : to be paid over to Henry Wise in further part of 8323l. 1s. 0d. for new works done by the Queen's command in the Gardens at Kensington, Windsor and St. James's. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Loggins as a keyman, London port. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 67.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed translation [missing] of a letter from Monsieur Rosenkrant [Ivar Rosenkrantz], Envoy from the King of Denmark, relating to some Champaigne and Burgundy wines brought for his own use on the Cleveland and Peregrine yachts, which [wines] have been seized. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas King and John Aynsworth of London merchants shewing that they have in several warehouses in Rochester 150 tons of small French wine, taken as prize on the ship White Bear and not worth the Duty : therefore praying that same may be sold by the candle. Reference Book VIII, p. 162.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to forbear process against Dr. Benjamin Woodruff on his Salt Duty debt of 618l. 9s. 10d. until Michaelmas term next. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 3.
Same by same to the Principal Officers of the Mint for the engraver of the Mint to make a press for the Elector Palatine for coining single and double ducats : as by the memorial of Monsieur Stringer, [Steingens] Resident from the said Elector.
Prefixing : report by the Mint officers on said Stringer's memorial for same. Ibid., p. 4.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties to discharge Robert Foulks from his debt of 140l. as collector of said Duties in cos. Chester, Flint, Denbigh, Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea on his paying a moiety thereof, the loss being due to the failure and insolvency of John Harrison, late the Chester carrier deceased, and Foulks being a diligent officer and instrumental in discovering and preventing frauds in his district from the commencement of the Duty.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on the case. Ibid., pp. 4-5.
May 17. William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army enclosing papers [missing] relating to the Company [of Foot] at Newfoundland. Send to the Lord Treasurer a true and entire state of the pay of said Company, so that the whole account may be finally adjusted. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 69.
May 18. Money warrant for 20l. to Samuel Outlaw for his passage to the Leeward Islands as chaplain. (Money order dated May 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 373. Order Book VI, p. 339.
Letter of direction for 20l. to Mr. Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes : for his salary [for last Lady day quarter]. Disposition Book XVII, p. 347.
Same for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for the Privy Purse and Healing Medals for the year from March 8 last : to be satisfied by 500l. a week as from this day out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Peterborough to give leave of absence to Capt. Henry Cartwright, a Captain in Col. Hans Hamilton's Regiment now going on the Expedition with your Lordship, as he is at present employed about particular affairs relating to the service of the Forces, which will require his stay in England. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 69.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to 500 barrels of powder which the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, desires may be sent thither. What will the cost, freight and charges amount to? Ibid.
Same to the same. The Lord Treasurer approves of Mr. Bertie acting until June 30 next and receiving and paying money as Treasurer of the Ordnance, he being ready to comply therewith to avoid complications in the accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth. My Lord has perused your state of the arrears due to the late King's servants in the Cofferer's Office. Please make out a list of such of the said servants as are now out of employment and most necessitous. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. My Lord has signed a warrant upon the Customs Commissioners' report relating to mean small French wine and linen, woollen and other French Goods. I enclose said warrant and report and also the Excise Commissioners' report [all missing] relating to Spanish prize brandy. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Arthur Mainwaring of the incidents account of the Trustees for Exchequer Bills for one year ended April 30 last, amounting to 172l. 10s. 2d. Reference Book VIII, p. 162.
May 19. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise Treasurer Godolphin to cause to be paid over to James Brydges, appointed by patent of the 10th inst. to be Paymaster General of the Forces acting in conjunction with the Allies, all unapplied moneys and tallies in the hands of Charles Fox, late same : to be by said Brydges applied to the service of the said Forces in such manner as they were to have been so applied by said Fox. The said Fox is hereby to be discharged of same. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 406.
Royal sign manual for 150l. to Peter Hume : to be by him paid over as follows : viz. 50l. to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, and 100l. to Aunsham Churchill bookseller for their charges in transcribing and printing 120 sheets over and above their contract for the two volumes of 'Leagues and Treaties.' (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon). (Money order dated June 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 409. Money Book XVII, p. 387. Order Book VI, p. 357. Disposition Book XVII, p. 363.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to apply 1300l. of the moneys in their hands to satisfy one year's salary to April 27 last to themselves and the several officers employed under them in the management of that [Circulation] affair : viz. Lionell Herne as secretary and accomptant ; Samuell Edwards as cashier, William Parrot as housekeeper ; and a cleaner. Money Book XVII, p. 372.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Michael Cole, who some time since presented an account to the Lord Treasurer of abuses in the exportation of rice, molasses and several other goods from the English Plantations to foreign markets to the prejudice of the customs revenue and trade of this kingdom "and for which a remedy is provided by the late Act of Parliament 7-8 Wm. III c 22." Ibid., p. 373.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes for a certificate what arrears are standing out on the Land Tax anno 1703 and on the Subsidy of the same year and from what Receivers and places particularly and what loans have been taken in thereon severally.
Also for a certificate of Deficiencies on any funds granted in the late King's reign for which no provision is made by Parliament. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 70.
Same to Mr. Borret to obtain the Attorney General's opinion (for which there is a present occasion) on the enclosed case [missing] relating to the surplus of the funds for Annuities payable out of the 9d. Excise for 99 years from 1692-3 Jan. 25 [see footnote supra p. 89]. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed petition and papers [missing] of Robert Lucy, late Receiver of the Temporalities of the bishopric of St. David's. What money has accrued thereon to the Crown? Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to order their officers at Penzance to land and warehouse the wines and other prize goods in the ship Pearl now at Mounts Bay, to remain under the joint custody of the Customs and the Admiralty till sold.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on the memorial of Mr. Warters, Solicitor of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty. The said ship was brought into Mounts Bay by connivance and collusion and was there seized by the Ann sloop privateer belonging to Mr. Oriott and Mr. Glover, merchants of London. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 371-2.
May 19, 22, 24. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Zachary Collier (a tidesman in the inferior list London port) as a same in the superior list ibid. loco Edmond Thorold, lately deceased.
Jeremy Saintcroix to succeed said Collier in the inferior list.
John Pettit as a tidesman, Plymouth port, loco George Browne, dismissed. Ibid., p. 372.
May 19. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Fontaine praying a pension on the Irish Establishment in consideration of his good service last summer in his defence against a French privateer and [of] those remote parts of Ireland where he lives from the insults of the French. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 358.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Mason, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely, on behalf of himself and John Pickering one of his sureties, setting forth their deplorable circumstances and that by a late Act of Parliament the Lord Treasurer is authorised to compound with them : therefore praying to be admitted to compound for the remainder of his debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 163.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Hundred of Edisbury in order to a new lease thereof to Earl Rivers.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Earl's petition for same. The premises petitioned for consist firstly of the agistment, herbage, pasturage and pannage of the Forest of Mondren alias Delamer co. Chester and of certain enclosed lands called the Old Lodge or Old Pale Walk and the New Pale within said Forest : and secondly the Hundred of Edisbury co. Chester.
For the first item the petitioner must apply to the Duke of Leeds, in trust for whom a lease thereof was granted 1696 June 16 to Charles Bertie et al. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 6-7.
May 21. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue to John How, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons, of the sums remaining unissued of the 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 additional men to supply the 5000 men ordered to serve in the Fleet as by the privy seal of March 14 last (viz. 11,844l. for levy money and 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for maintenance) ; on which privy seal several sums have been issued to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies, but the Queen is resolved that the future payments for the said 5000 men shall be made to and by the said How. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 402-3.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to imprest 400l. to John Warters to defray his expenses in law suits &c. in the prosecution of any affairs relating to the Admiralty, he having been appointed by Prince George of Denmark to be Solicitor for the said Rights and Perquisites. Ibid., p. 404.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 1204l. 19s. 0d. to John How, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons : out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods : as imprest to be paid over to the several outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital towards their arrears for the period 1701-2 March 9 to 1704-5 Feb. 24. (Money warrant dated May 24 hereon). (Money order dated June 7 hereon).
Followed by : a list of the pensioners at 12d., 9d. and 4d. a day with their qualifications and what is due to them for the abovesaid period : certified by Geo. Deane, keeper of the accounts of the outpensioners :
£ s. d.
[at 1s. a day and clothes]
Francis Brabant, superannuated and has been 7 years abed 54 4 0
Hercules Brown, superannuated 54 4 0
William Brown to 12 July 1702 superannuated and wounded 6 6 0
Richard Buckley, superannuated 54 4 0
Denis Brenan, has lost the use of his limbs 54 4 0
Henry Bernard, has lost one leg 54 4 0
John Cave, wounded and incapable of service 54 4 0
Joseph Clark, superannuated 54 4 0
John Cock, lost his right hand and wounded 54 4 0
Richard Chandler, superannuated 54 4 0
William Dobbs to 23 March 1703-4 disabled and much wounded 37 6 0
Edward Doughty to 24 Oct. 1704 superannuated and wounded 48 1 0
Robert Dowling to 28 March 1703, superannuated 19 5 0
Edward Eagles superannuated and wounded 54 4 0
Gilbert Edwards, unfit for service 54 4 0
Peter Fox, superannuated 54 4 0
Lucas Feltham, superannuated 54 4 0
John Fretchvile, superannuated 54 4 0
James Fannen, has lost his right hand 54 4 0
William Garret, superannuated and has lost the use of his right arm 54 4 0
William Gray to 24 Nov. 1763, superannuated 31 6 0
Thomas Gibbons, superannuated 54 4 0
William Hume to 10 Oct. 1702 superannuated and wounded 10 16 0
Edward Howell, old and blind 54 4 0
Nicho. Hunt, superannuated 54 4 0
William Lowder, superannuated 54 4 0
John Montgomery, superannuated and wounded 54 4 0
William Nicholson, lost both his legs 54 4 0
John Narbone, disabled by wounds 54 4 0
Geo. Potts, superannuated 54 4 0
John Pratt, superannuated 54 4 0
Paul Pilligreen, disabled by wounds 54 4 0
Nicholas Pouchaud to 24 Oct. 1704, lost the use of his right arm 41 1 0
Thomas Pritchard, superannuated and infirm 54 4 0
Jaig Pyror, disabled 54 4 0
Arthur Reynolds, superannuated 54 4 0
Fra. Ruthven to 24 June 1704 superannuated 41 19 0
John Simpson to 28 Oct. 1702 superannuated and bursten 11 14 0
James Stuart, superannuated 54 4 0
John Sefton, superannuated 54 4 0
Alexander Sutton, superannuated and disabled 54 4 0
John Serjeant, superannuated 54 4 0
John Tawney to 23 Dec. 1704 superannuated 51 1 0
Richard Taylor, superannuated and infirm 54 4 0
William Vernall to 3 Oct. 1702, superannuated and infirm 10 9 0
John Vandry, superannuated 54 4 0
Hen. Way to 24 April 1703, superannuated 20 12 0
Hen. Worley, superannuated and infirm 54 4 0
— Windham to 31 August — ; superannuated 27 1 0
£2315 1 0
the abovesaid William Vernall, John Simpson, Fr. Ruthven and John Tawney were received into the Hospital pursuant to the Queen's order of 24 Aug. 1703.
William Gray, Edward Doughty and Nich. Pouchaud were made Ensigns in the Company of Invalids since the said time.
at 9d. a day and clothes
Serjt. Const. Phillips, superannuated 40 13 0
old Roman Catholics at 4d. a day and clothes
Martin Bryer, William Farrell and Teague Morgan, each 18 1 4
Full total 2409l. 18s. 0d.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 404, 410-11. Order Book VI, p. 345.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to prepare a royal warrant in accordance with your report on Lady Oglethorpe's petition, to relieve her in the covenant made by Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe with James II for repairing the capital messuage of the manor of Stoughton, co. Huntingdon. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 70.
[Signature by Treasurer Godolphin of the twelfth] Indenture of Contract for Circulating Exchequer Bills for one year from 1705 June 16 : being for the same sum and at the same premium of one per cent. as in the eleventh contract of date 1704 May 22 ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIX, p. 240. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 250.
Warrant by same to the Prizes Commissioners to appoint James Brant as Agent for Prizes at the Scilly Islands loco Thomas Ekins gent lately deceased. Ibid., XIX, p. 73.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Knap, Samuel Cope and William Reyner gent praying a new grant of wrecks on the coast of Ireland for 14 years. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 358.
May 22. Royal warrant to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Charles Lucas, Closet Keeper of the Chapel Royal, the like allowance for riding charges for his attendance on the Queen at Windsor, Hampton Court or in any of the royal progresses as are given to a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal viz. 6s. a day for the first week of the Queen's being abroad and 3s. a day for the remaining time : and likewise 3s. a day for every day he hath or shall attend on the Queen at Kensington, in regard he is obliged to constant attendance when the Queen is there. The said allowances are to date from 1702 June 24 from which time he has performed the service of Closet Keeper although but lately sworn into the said office. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 407.
Royal letters patent revoking the annuity of 500l. to Richard Robins which was authorised by royal sign manual of 1704 April 28 to be paid out of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty. Ibid., p. 408.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Bruer to pay William Burnaby 175l. for half a year's advance of salary to himself and a clerk as agent for prizes on board the fleet designed for the West Indies. Money Book XVII, p. 374.
Same by same to the Receipt to distribute and apply 57,872l. 10s. 1d. to Deficient Funds as follows, the said sum representing the receipts between April 24 last and May 22 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 8080l. 7s. 6d. from Windows ; 3516l. 2s. 10½d. from Additional Impositions ; 3291l. 2s. 0d. from the New Duty on [Stamped] Paper Continued ; 11,300l. 2s. 6d. from New Customs ; 3075l. from Marriages ; 28,605l. 0s. 1d. from Continued Impositions ; 4l. 15s. 1½d. from Additional Salt arrears : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows :
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 22nd May, 1705. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 27888 19 1 660 15
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 141698 9 3 4839 7 10½
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 302199 10 0 10894 14 11½
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 49165 13 4 1060 11
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 66716 15 2535 13
Salt 1711500 0 0 140129 5 20331 16 8
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 16715 0 1900 14
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 199342 3 9 5288 10
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 110206 17 2662 7 6
Marriages 648000 0 0 200333 11 9 7697 18 10½
48711611 8 0 1254396 5 11 57872 10 1
Ibid., p. 375.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin for payment to James Brydges, present Paymaster of the Forces with the Allies, of the residue of the moneys remaining respectively unpaid on the following orders drawn in the name of Charles Fox, late Paymaster of said Forces : viz.
an order dated April 7 last for 50,000l. for the Subsidy of the King of Prussia according to the Treaty concluded at Berlin the 28th Nov. 1704.
an order dated 1704 Dec. 11 for 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for the Queen's proportion of Subsidies to her Allies anno 1705. an order of same date for 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705.
an order dated April 7 last for 10,000l. for the extraordinary charges for the defence of Gibraltar.
an order dated 11 Dec. 1704 for 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,200 men to act with the Forces of Portugal anno 1705.
an order of same date for 68,546l. 19s. 6d. for the extraordinary expenses of the war anno 1703 pursuant to a Treaty with the King of Portugal, not provided for in the last Session.
an order of same date for 177511l. 3s. 6d. for the additional 10,000 men anno 1705.
an order of same date for 40,000l. for the Subsidy to the Duke of Savoy from 1703 Oct. 3 to 1703 Dec. 25. "No money being directed on this order the whole is to be paid to Mr. Brydges." Order Book VI, p. 342.
Letter of direction for 375l. 17s. 4½d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Matthew Roberts for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for leaden pipes delivered to the Office of Works before the decease of Wm. III and made use of by her present Majesty for bringing water from Comb to Hampton Court 181 1
for leaden pipes made use of for the fountains in Kensington Gardens 119 3
for a plumber at Hampton Court for turning the great brass cocks and cleansing the basons from scumme 75 12
£375 17
Disposition Book XVII, p. 348.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. Why is it that the accounts of the Paymaster of the Works are passed no further than the year 1696? The Lord Treasurer is unwilling to issue more money to your Office until he receives satisfaction from you in this particular. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 71.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, [Surveyor General of Woods,] to wait on the Duke of Bolton to know if he will agree to a feigned issue in the Exchequer Court concerning the windfalls in New Forest which he claims ; as advised by the Attorney General. Ibid.
Same to Hen. St. John. In pursuance of a direction from the Earl of Galway dated Lisbon Jan. 26 last William Churchill and Richard Harnage have shipped for the uses of the Forces in Portugal 10,000 shirts, 10,000 cravats, 10,000 pairs of shoes, 10,000 pairs of stockings and 2000 hats for Dragoons amounting to 4724l. 19s. 0d. which with charges amounts to 5000l. The Comptrollers for Stating the Accounts of the Army have certified the Lord Treasurer that same is reasonable to be allowed. Please prepare a royal warrant for payment thereof by Charles Fox : to be reimbursed out of the deduction of 6d. per man per week for small clothing. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Mr. John Fortescue for the place of surveyor of Bideford loco Mr. Ash deceased. Ibid., p. 72.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to your presenting to the Queen for signature the several drafts of Establishments for the Forces for this present year which I received from you this morning. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Byrd, son of William Byrd deceased, late [your deputy] Auditor of Virginia, praying to succeed his father in the said employment. Ibid., p. 74.
Treasury reference to Mr. Whitfeild [Paymaster of Marines] of the petition of Henry Emmett and John London shewing that about 9000l. is due to them for clothing provided for Col. Fox's Regiment in April 1704 and some additional clothing with beds, whereof they have received as yet but 500l. : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 163.
May 23. Letter of direction for 495l. 15s. 11d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on Subsidies anno 1703 : and is to be applied towards the pay of Capt. Walton's Company from the time of their raising to the time of their disbanding in New England, amounting to 881l. 12s. 6d. according to the royal warrant of April 26 last. Disposition Book XVII, p. 348.
Same for 3950l. to the Judges et al. as follows : out of Civil List moneys : viz.
l.
to 12 Judges of England for last Easter term 3000
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester for same term 125
to Sir Salathiel Lovell, second Judge there for same term 50
to 6 judges of Wales on their 300l. per an. each for same term 450
to Sir Salathiel Lovell, another of the said Justices for same term 50
to 11 Masters in Chancery for 1705 Lady day quarter on 100l. per an. each 275
£3950
Ibid., p. 356.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer on the 31st inst., all the money that can possibly be received on the 9d. per barrel Excise for the Bank Fund for the year to end on June 1 next :
and to similarly pay in by June 23 next what can be received on the 9d. per barrel Excise for 99 years from 1692-3 Jan. 25 for the Annuities on Survivorships and for Lives for the year to end on June 24 next. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 73.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Clothiers of [the county of] York setting forth that their trade is fallen very much to decay by reason that wool is run into Scotland and so transported into France : therefore praying that officers may be appointed to prevent the same ; as [is done] in Kent and Sussex. Reference Book VIII, p. 163.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of the children of Stephen Pigou, merchant, praying a grant of some pretensions which one James Baron, a native of France and an enemy, might claim out of the little personal estate left by their father and uncle deceased. Ibid., p. 164.
May 24. Money warrant for 20l. to Jacob Rice for his passage money to Newfoundland as chaplain. (Money order dated May 26 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 364. Order Book VI, p. 343.
Same for 82,652l. 11s. 6d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, as imprest (together with 16,316l. 18s. 6d. already issued) to complete 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 additional men to replace so many to serve with the Fleet. (Money order dated May 24 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 374. Order Book VI, p. 343.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces serving with the Allies, to transfer moneys and tallies in his hands as follows to James Bridges present Paymaster of same as by the privy seal of this day's date supra p. 258-9 viz.
£ s. d.
in tallies and orders levied on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage anno 1705 which were issued to you at the Exchequer in lieu of money about March 16 last for subsidies to the Duke of Savoy 25000
in ditto on same similarly issued for subsidy to the King of Portugal 25000
in same "or moneys issued by you thereupon for the sum of 45,756l. 10s. 4d. residue of 62,000l. which was issued to you on credit of the Duties on Low Wines &c." on said date for the 40,000 men anno 1705 45756 10 4
in same or in moneys raised by you thereupon for 11,005l. 11s. 8d. residue of 13,500l. issued to you the like credit on same date for the 10,000 additional men anno 1705 11005 11 8
£106762 2 0
Money Book XVII, p. 376.
Letter of direction for 20,850l. 19s. 5½d. to James Bridges, Paymaster of the Forces with the Allies : as follows
£ s. d.
out of loans on Low Wines anno 1705 : and as in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705
for subsistence and pay to the 40,000 men : on account 8418 7
out of loans on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy anno 1705 : and as in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
for one month's subsistence to the said 10,200 men from June 24 to July 24 [21] next 12432 12 1
£20850 19
Disposition Book XVII, p. 349.
William Lowndes to said Bridges. The Lord Treasurer orders you to pay 54,174l. 17s. 8½d. [representing the third item p. 266 and second item detailed above] for one month's subsistence to the subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Troops composing the 40,000 men as from June 24 next to July 21 next : of which 8418l. 7s. 4½d. is to be out of loans on Low Wines as above and 45,756l. 10s. 4d. is to be out of the like loans [the orders and tallies for which are] to be transferred to you from Charles Fox.
Further out of [tallies and orders on] the like loans to be similarly transferred to you, amounting to 11005l. 11s. 8d. you are to pay 10,990l. 3s. 8¼d. for the same time for subsistence to the English Regiments and full pay to the Foreign Forces composing the 10,000 additional men in the Low Countries.
Further you are to procure 50,000l. to be advanced at 6 per cent. interest on the tallies and orders on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy anno 1705 which will be similarly transferred to you, and to apply same as follows viz. 25,000l. for the King of Portugal on account of his subsidy and is to defray the Queen's proportion of the 13,000 men to be maintained by said King and as in further part of 150,000l. [therefor] : and 25,000l. for the Duke of Savoy on his subsidy, as in further part of 160,000l. On your transmitting to the Treasury the orders for the said loans with your assignments thereupon the Lord Treasurer will endorse them for the said interest. Ibid., pp. 349-50.
Same to Mr. How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons. The Lord Treasurer agrees to the immediate disposing to the Bank of England or any other person willing to advance thereon at 5 per cent. of the tallies and orders in your hands for the 17,457l. 5s. 7d. levied on Malt anno 1704. Ibid., p. 350.
Letter of direction for 28,477l. 15s. 10¼d. to Mr. How on the proper orders in his name as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : for services as follows : out of loans on the Land Tax 1705 : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for pay and subsistence to the Guards and Garrisons upon account 13857 7
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men on board the Fleet anno 1705
for 33 days' subsistence to Rook's and Paston's Regiments from May 23 to June 24 1739 7 6
the like for the Additional Companies to Whetham's Regiment 143 16 6
for 63 days' clearings for the Regiments of Rook, Paston, Handasyde and Livesay and for Col. Whetham's additional Companies from 24 Dec. 1704 to Feb. 24 last : offreckonings excluded 1201 5
for clearings for 59 days more to the same Regiments and Companies for 25 Feb. last to April 24 last 757 17
in further part of 5000l. for the Invalids anno 1705
for 63 days' pay for the 4 Companies of Invalids from Dec. 24 last to Feb. 24 last 538 13 0
the like for the Reduced Invalids 120 0 0
for pay for 59 days for the said 4 Companies from Feb. 24 last to April 24 last 504 9 0
for same for the Reduced Invalids 115 0 0
on the order now in said Mr. How's name for the 5000 additional Forces to replace 5000 serving with the Fleet and in part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for same
on account of pay and contingencies for the Forces attending the Expedition under the Earl of Peterborough 5000 0 0
on account of subsistence to the Regiments of Lillingston, Wyn, Lepell, Hotham, Breton and Soames 4500 0 0
£28477 15 10¼
Disposition Book XVII, p. 351.
William Lowndes to said Mr. How to issue as follows the 13,857l. 7s. 1¼d. as above p. 267 together with the 17,457l. 5s. 7d. which was issued about Jan. 23 last supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 477 : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 33 days' subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in England from May 23 inst. to June 24 next 11702 16 6
for 63 days' clearings (offreckonings excluded) for the said Troops from Dec. 24 last to Feb. 24 last 5171 10
for the pay of the several Garrisons for the same time 2468 7
for clearings to the said Troops and Regiments for 59 days more from Feb. 25 last to April 24 last 4358 11 11
for the pay of the Garrisons for the same time 2327 9
for the pay of the Capt. General and General Staff Officers from Dec. 24 last to April 24 last 3301 3
for one quarter's allowance for Contingencies to March 25 last 1984 12 11
£31314 12
Further out of the 15,000l. lately issued to you out of Contributions made by yourself for the purchase of reversionary annuities anno 1705 you are to assign 10,541l. 7s. 5¾d. as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for the offreckonings of the Troops and Regiments in England for 63 days from Dec. 24 last to Feb. 24 last 4402 0 11¾
for the like for 59 days from Feb. 25 to April 24 last 4119 17 1
in further part of 987,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men to serve on the Fleet anno 1705
for the offreckonings on this body from 24 Dec. last to Feb. 24 last 1217 9
for the like for 59 days from Feb. 25 to April 24 last 801 19
£10541 7
Further, the Lord Treasurer agrees to your paying 312l. 9s. 0d. to the 4 Companies at New York on account of their clearings for the year 1704 out of the money remaining in your hands for Guards and Garrisons for the service of that year "the same being to provide arms and necessaries for the said 4 Companies." Ibid., p. 352.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed bill [missing] for work done in her Majesty's private roads to Newmarket, amounting to 27l. 15s. 0d. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 72.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Antho. Vernatty gent for payment of 121l. 1s. 0d. for setting up lights in the Court of Requests and elsewhere for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament between 1704 Oct. 24 and March 4 last. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Angier for his answer to the enclosed report [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the petition of Walter Brough, father and executor to Lieut. James Brough, late of Lord Charlemont's Regiment, complaining of an unjust account of his son's pay given him by you as Agent to the said Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from the Prizes Commissioners representing that the brandies therein mentioned will not sell unless they be deemed single. This matter has been referred to you before. Please arrange with the Prizes Commissioners for some method of disposing of same so that no further damage by waste, leakage or cellarage may accrue either to the Crown or the captors. Ibid., p. 73.
Same to Auditor Harley. The Earl of Ranelagh as late Paymaster of the Forces paid 10,000l. to Sir Jos. Herne and Sir Stephen Evance on or about 11 Jan. 1694-5 for credit given by them on their correspondents at Jamaica for so much payable there to Col. Lillingston's Regiment. This sum has not been defalked from the pay of said Regiment in their accounts. Has this sum been allowed to the Earl of Ranelagh on his accounts, "and if so in what manner and on what grounds the same was allowed?" Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 73.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt enclosing the account of the [collection of] taxes on pensions for the years 1699, 1700 and 1701. Send my Lord a schedule of the arrears thereon and how much has been since stopped and from whom the rest is payable. Ibid., p. 74.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for Treasury letters patent to appoint Lewis Montgomery as a Queen's waiter London port loco William Parsons gent deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 375.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Cha. Scarburgh for extension of lease of a plot of ground in the Green Cloth Yard within Whitehall Palace, which in 1677 was demised to Sir Alexander Frazier, then chief Physician to Charles II, on which he erected a house which was so very much ruined by the late fire in Whitehall that it will require a large sum to rebuild or repair ; same being now vested in petitioner by right of his wife. Reference Book VIII, p. 163.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Sa. Story praying an allowance as from Sept. 4 last for a third clerk employed in the examination and controlling the accounts of the Duties on Malt. Ibid., p. 164.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Stamps Commissioners to appoint Robert Eales as a stamper loco Thomas Francklin who is rendered incapable by illness. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 9.
Same by same to Robert Hart, Receiver of Crown Land Revenues for co. Yorks., to pay out of the fee farm rents arising to the Crown in the county of York 41l. 6s. 8d. per an. to 31 such poor inhabitants, housekeepers of the city of York, as shall be nominated to you from time to time by the Mayor and aldermen whom they shall think most proper objects of charity : to wit 1l. 6s. 8d. each as the Queen's charity : being such as were not in receipt of parish maintenance nor common beggars : the same being an ancient charity called Cremit money granted by Queen Elizabeth, which charity was generally continued during the life of the party receiving it unless it should seem fit to the Mayor and aldermen to remove it : but of late you have not only refused to pay the said sum to the Mayor for the said charity, but have taken upon you to distribute the said charity as you thought fit and to deny the continuance of it to several persons whose circumstances very well entitle them to the same ; and also [you have presumed] to pay part of the said charity without consulting the said Mayor to several persons who were not proper objects of it, to the utter ruin of many of the poor housekeepers of the said city. Ibid., p. 10.
May 25. Royal warrant to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay to any person appointed by the Earl of Peterborough the moneys for the Land Forces (the 6 Regiments of Foot) now going upon the present Expedition under the command of said Earl, in case of the death or other failure of the person whom you shall appoint as the Deputy Paymaster of said Expedition. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 405.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. From Auditor Harley's observations on the accounts of the Works for the year ended 1698 March 31 it appears that the last Instructions for managing the Office of Works (which bear date 1662-3 Jan. 1) cannot be a sufficient authority for making the allowances claimed pursuant thereto ; because the validity of these Instructions ceased upon the demise of Charles II. Please consult the Principal Officers of the Works and thereupon prepare a new draft of Instructions for said Office and present same to my Lord. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 73.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Mr. Mulys Lamb son of Patrick Lamb in the business of the Customs. Ibid., p. 74.
Same to Mr. St. John, [Secretary at War], to prepare a royal warrant to authorise payment of 78l, 2s. 0d. to John Owen for 426 days 1702 Oct. 25 to 1703 Dec. 24 on his full pay of 3s. 8d. a day as Ensign in the Earl of Donegal's Regiment ; in accordance with the report of Henry Cartwright and Henry Vincent.
Appending : said report. Petitioner has not produced his commission but it is vouched for by certificate of Benjamin Portlock, secretary to the Duke of Ormonde, and Major Archibald Patten. Ibid., pp. 74-5.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to send to the Lord Treasurer the following certificates.
(1) Of the remains in the Exchequer at Lady day last of the 9d. per barrel for Lottery Tickets for the residue of 16 years after deducting sufficient to satisfy tickets payable to that date.
(2) Of the remains at June 1 next on the 9d. per barrel which was made a Fund for the Bank and for Annuities for lives ; distinguishing the remains at Lady day [last] of the Two Sevenths thereof applicable to annuities to that time, and the remains at June 1 next of the other Five Sevenths appropriated to the Bank after leaving sufficient to clear the 100,000l. to the Bank to that date.
(3) The remains at June 24 next of the 9d. per barrel Excise granted for 99 years from 1702-3 Jan. 25 for Annuities on Survivorships and for lives after deducting sufficient to satisfy what will be due to that date "Mr. Attorney General having given his opinion that the surplus thereof is to be computed to the 24th June yearly and not to the 25th of January."
(4) A certificate of what will remain at Michaelmas next of the Duties on Salt and Stamped Paper which are granted for a fund to pay 8 per cent. annuities to the East India Company after deducting so much as will clear said annuities to that time.
You are also in future to make out such certificates of surplusages as above annually. Ibid., p. 75.
William Lowndes to Capt. Cartwright to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to pay 1355l. 3s. 6d. to Henry Cartwright and Henry Vincent ; viz. 355l. 3s. 6d. thereof for their charges in stating the accounts of the four Regiments of the Earl of Donegal, Lord Charlemont, Lieut. Gen. Erle and Brigadier Gustavus Hamilton [which] lately returned from the West Indies to Ireland ; and the remaining 1000l. for their care and service therein.
Appending : report by Jos. Tredenham and Arthur Moore, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, on the memorial of said Cartwright and Vincent concerning their charges and pains as above. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 76.
Same to Monsieur Rosenkrant, Envoy from the King of Denmark. The Lord Treasurer has received your memorial as to some French wines imported for your use from Holland and was inclinable to give you all the ease he could. But you will see from the enclosed opinion [missing] of the Attorney General that it is not in his power.
(The like letter severally to Ambassador [Baron Ezekiel] Spanheim ; Count Gallas, the Emperor's Envoy ; and Monsieur Vryburgh, Envoy from Holland). Ibid., p. 77.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Michaell Wicks, late Receiver of the Plantation Duties in London port, praying leave to compound "in respect of the said employment" and stay of all proceedings and that his bonds may be delivered up. Reference Book VIII, p. 164.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 9 shops under the Town Hall of Wrexham co. Denbigh in order to a lease thereof to Peter Ellice, John Puleston of Havod y Wern, John Puleston of Pickhill and Thomas Pulford at the desire of the Grand Inquest and Justices of the Peace of said County : to be for 50 years in trust for the public good and benefit of the said County : to enable them to repair or rebuild same at the old rent of 4l. per an.
Prefixing : report by said Surveyor General. The appurtenances comprise 9 shops under the said town hall and the ground thereof some time in the possession of Peter Edwards and now or late in the occupation of John Matthias. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 70.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a salary of 100l. per an. as from 1702 Dec. 25 to William Trench as Solicitor for the law affairs in Ireland : the Revenue Commissioners finding the prosecution of criminal causes there to be a work sufficient to take up one man's whole time, whereupon they recommended said Trench in 1702 and he has ever since continued to execute the same with great labour and diligence but without receiving any manner of satisfaction for the same, by reason there is no particular fund set apart for that purpose. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 361-2. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 412.
Same to same to pay 133l. 12s. 6d. and 40l. to the executors of Lady Bellew, lately deceased, mother to Richard, Lord Bellew ; being the receipts in the year 1695 of the collectors of the Revenue Ireland for rents on her jointure lands and interest on a trust mortgage held for her, which sums belong to her administrator but have been actually paid into the Exchequer. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 364-5.
May 26. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Silver for payment of 245l. 15s. 0d. for fire and candle provided by him for the gunners at Whitehall, St. James's &c. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 77.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Borritt. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on the petition of William Emmett et al. concerning the costs of their prosecuting the assessors and collectors of taxes for the parish of Bromley for several frauds. What fines have been imposed on the offenders in consequence ? Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. St. John and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. John Hill in behalf of the Captains of his Regiment (late Col. Stanhope's Regiment) praying remission of 226l. 17s. 9d. charged upon them for transportation of said Regiment from Ireland to Holland ; so as to enable them to recruit their respective Companies. Reference Book VIII, p. 164.
Same to same of the petition of Col. Stanhope in behalf of abovesaid Regiment, praying for remission of said sum "and that they may be allowed complete, according to the Establishment, from the time they were made prisoners in Portugal to the time they were delivered over to Stewart's Regiment, which will enable the Captains to complete their Companies." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pauncefort of the petition of the clothiers of the Forces in Portugal praying payment of the arrears due for offreckonings of the said Forces to [enable them to] satisfy what is due to petitioners for the said clothing. Ibid.
May 31. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Abraham Stanyan as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 435.