Warrant Book
July 1705, 11-15

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'Warrant Book: July 1705, 11-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 332-347. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84828 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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July 1705, 11-15

July 11. Money warrant for 8000l. to Charles Fox : to be paid over (pursuant to a royal warrant of June 18 last) to Antonio Alvarez Machado for loss of horses and bread waggons in the 1704 campaign and for 52 days' pay for bread waggons continued in the service of that campaign longer than his contract. (Money order dated July 11 hereon). (Letter of disposition for 4000l. hereon : to be issued out of Civil List moneys : four fifths thereof to be charged to the account of the 40,000 men and one fifth to the account of the 10,000 men). Money Book XVII, p. 418. Order Book VI, p. 361. Disposition Book XVII, p. 380.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the diocese of York &c. for 200l. to Thomas Whitgrave for one year to 1691 Xmas on his pension. Money Book XVII, p. 427.
Letter of direction for 2700l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy anno 1705 : to be applied to the ordinary of the Navy as in further part of 8000l. desired by the Navy Commissioners on the 22nd ult. Disposition Book XVII, p. 370.
Same for 61,246l. 16s. 1¼d. to Mr. How : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1705 : and is for services as follows :
£ s. d.
for Guards and Garrisons in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. anno 1705
for clearings to the Troops and Regiments in in England, for 61 days April 25 last to June 24 last 7970 2 6
for pay of the several Garrisons for same time 1654 13
for fire and candle for the Garrisons for half a year to June 24 last 950 0 0
for Contingencies for one quarter to same date 1984 12 11
for 6 weeks' [? months'] subsistence in advance to Dec. 23 next to the Company at Bermudas 330 14 2
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England for 61 days from July 23 inst. to Sept. 21 next 24845 7 7
to complete the subsistence of the 4 Companies at New York to the same time 885 19 0
In further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men to serve on board the Fleet anno 1705
for clearings to Rivers' and Paston's Regiments for 61 days from April 25 last to June 24 last 1306 18 6
the like for the additional Companies of Handasyde's, Livesay's and Whetham's Regiments 324 16 6
for 6 months' subsistence in advance to Dec. 23 for Handasyde's, Livesay's and Whetham's Regiments 10131 6 9
for subsistence to Rook's and Paston's Regiments for 61 days from the 23rd inst. to Sept. 21 next 3215 4 2
for the like for Whetham's and Handasyde's additional Companies 507 3 0
In further part of 5000l. for the Invalids anno 1705 for 61 days' pay to the 4 Companies of Invalids
from April 25 last to June 24 last 521 11 0
for the like for the reduced Invalids 295 10 0
for raising and maintaining the 5000 additional men for sea service anno 1705 : as in further part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d.
for 61 days' subsistence to Sept. 21 next for the Regiments of Breton, Soams and Sir Charles Hotham 4822 16 3
for account of subsistence to the Regiments of Wynn, Lillingston and Lepell 1500 0 0
£61246 16
Ibid., p. 371.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to direct the Navy Treasurer to pay 158l. 12s. 0d. to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marines, in satisfaction of the respits on Brigadier Holt's Regiment anno 1702. Ibid., p. 372.
Letter of direction for 6248l. 13s. 11¾d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is intended to clear the debt in the Office of the Works for the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec. 1704. Disposition Book XVII, p. 372.
Same for 29,764l. 3s. 5d. to the Navy Treasurer as follows :
£ s. d.
for wages to seamen in part of 49,100l. desired by the Navy Commissioners' letter of July 5 inst. : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1705 5295l. 10s. 1d. and out of loans on Low Wines for the same year 11,017l. 16312 10 1
for Wear and Tear in part of 134,631l. for the debts to the [Navy] course in the months of May, June and July 1704 : out of loans on Land Tax 13451 13 4
£29764 3 5
Ibid.
Same for 4500l. to Mr. Fox : out of 9000l. to be lent by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of her Majesty's tin : to be for arrears of subsidy to the King of Denmark before Xmas 1704 : and is to be paid to said Furnese to complete 12,500l. for 50,000 Crowns by him remitted to Hamburg in part of the said arrears. Ibid., p. 374.
Same for 9771l. 6s. 5¾d. to the Honble Francis Godolphin Esq. Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is to complete what remains due to the Household for 1705 Lady day quarter. Ibid., p. 375.
[William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners]. There are some Spaw Waters arrived at Harwich, consigned to Mr. Lowman which are for the Queen's particular use. Please have them sent up immediately. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 98.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Smyth Esq., brother of James Smyth who stands outlawed for felony and murther. What grounds are there for the claims of the Duke of Leeds and Mr. Stephens to the personal estate of said James Smyth and what parts of the forfeiture remain unclaimed? Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of the Agents of the two late Marine Regiments praying that the accounts of the Lieutenants of said Regiments may be stated separately from the accounts of the Colonels and Captains. Ibid.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Clayton praying an allowance for his pains in certifying half yearly to the Auditors of Imprests what interest money appeared to have been received at the Exchequer [sic but dele] by the Earl of Orford and Earl of Ranelagh upon account of orders and tallies imprested to them at the Exchequer for the service of the Navy and Army, [to wit, interest so received] before any assignments were made of said orders by them or their agents ; all pursuant to a late Act of Parliament [2-3 Anne c. 11]. Ibid., p. 99.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer recommends William Ray to succeed John Osborne, a stamper in your Office. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Upon a hearing this day had before the Lord Treasurer between Mr. Griffith and Mr. Asgill concerning a grant desired by Griffith of lands in Ireland Mr. Asgill alleged that the Attorney General of Ireland had grounded his report in this case upon a copy of a claim and decree and that he had not truly recited them and that the lands are not in the Queen. Please give your opinion hereon after hearing Mr. Broderick in behalf of Mr. Griffith. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed report [missing] made by Sir Christopher Wren on Mr. Viner's proposal for sale of the house wherein the Post Office is kept in Lombard Street. Please agree the price with Mr. Viner. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods] to report on the enclosed account [missing] of Edward Progers's disbursements in and about the Middle Park at Hampton Court, amounting to 123l. 1s. 6d. Ibid., p. 103.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Peter Tupper, Commander of the Marlborough galley, shewing that he took a small ship called the St. Joseph laden with small white wine which is not worth the Duty : therefore praying that same may be sold by inch of candle and he receive a share of the produce for taking, bringing in and condemning the same. Reference Book VIII, p. 171.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Nathan Reading setting forth that a great part of her Majesty's land revenues in Yorkshire and other counties are out of lease and the profits thereof unjustly detained from the Crown : therefore praying a grant of discovered lands under the terms of the Act 1 Anne c. 1, for the better support of her Majesty's Household and a grant of the stewardship of the Courts belonging to same, "he being willing to demonstrate to the auditor of the respective counties the particulars of the said premises." Ibid., p. 172.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Woodroff and Abraham Dugard of London merchants, bondees in 198l. 10s. 11½d. (with Gabriell Guishard, late merchant in London) for a parcel of oranges and Avignon wines imported by said Guishard which were seized and condemned as French and sold and said Guishard after the sale was paid 177l. 6s. 8d. as his one third but died without having taken any care to discharge the said bond. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] of the petition of Brigadier Harry Mordaunt setting forth the drafts from his Regiment to complete the Regiments gone upon the Expedition with the Earl of Peterborough and that it will cost 600l. to complete his Companies, towards which he has only received 300l. : therefore praying the remainder to enable him to raise the recruits. Reference Book VIII, p. 172.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the East India Company shewing that the Old East India Company by their Charter of 28 Sept. 1694 were allowed two 6 months for payment of their Customs with a discount of 4½ per cent. for payments in lieu of advance of said period : that the Charter of the new Company granted them the same allowances and discounts as the Old Company and it was the intention of Wm. III that the New Company should enjoy the same privileges as the Old Company. The Company conceive that the said 4½ per cent. could not have been deducted [deductable] from the debentures for the same goods exported because in such case it would not have been an equivalent to the two 6 months. The first ship imported for the New Company they had the allowance of 4½ per cent. without any drawback upon the debentures. The Customs Commissioners ordered that the 4½ per cent. which was to be allowed the Company should be deducted out of their debentures for goods exported although the allowance to the Company was never more than 3½ per cent. and sometimes 3, 2½ and 2 per cent. or less because the entries of their goods could not be perfected in many months after the [entry] of the ship inwards. The Company applied to the Treasury Lords for relief but they apprehending that the sum was large, deferred the determination thereof until an account should be laid before them, since which an account has been drawn out of 17 ships by which it appears that it amounts to but 1735l. 7s. 3d. The Company insist that nothing ought to be taken off their debentures. The bounty allowed [the two 6 months] is declared to be for an encouragement for the Company to pay present money and [to] trade in a joint stock whereby the Customs are secured to the Crown "and cannot be meant the discounts appointed by law." If anything be taken off from the debentures it will be a great loss to the Company and reduce the prices of their goods but the Company have deposited money at the Custom House to answer what was pretended to be deducted. They therefore pray that the bounty granted by the Crown may be allowed them deducting the time elapsed from the importation of their goods to the time of payment [of Duty] and that nothing may be deducted from their debentures. Ibid., pp. 173-4.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Francis Partis & Co. praying leave to compound a Salt Duty debt. Ibid., p. 174.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to change one of the sureties of Thomas Savery as Treasurer to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 37.
July 12. Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage to satisfy the surplusage for 18l. 12s. 7d. resting on the account of Henry Sherbrooke Esq., sheriff of co. Notts. for 1703 ; by paying same out of the debit standing on the account of Sir William Williams bart., as sheriff of Salop for 1704. Money Book XVII, p. 419.
Money warrant for 56l. 14s. 8d. to James Tisser which (with 104l. to be paid by Onesiphorus Dagnia) is in full for his charges in prosecuting said Dagnia for concealing the Duty on 2679 dozen of glass bottles. (Money order dated July 14 hereon). Ibid., p. 420. Order Book VI, p. 371. Disposition Book XVII, p. 376.
Same for 92l. 8s. 0d. to Robert Leslie and Thomas Burnaby as a moiety of the judgment paid into the Exchequer by Charles Newcomen of Bag Enderby co. Lincoln on their prosecution for exporting wool to France. (Money order dated July 16 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 421. Order Book VI, p. 366. Disposition Book XVII, p. 376.
Same for 3000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for half a year to June 24 last for the wages and board wages of said Band. Money Book XVII, p. 422. Disposition Book XVII, p. 376.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. 3s. 4d. as Messenger of the Chamber for last June 24 quarter's attendance on the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. 3s. 4d. to said Thorowkettle for same quarter's attendance on the Customs. Money Book XVII, p. 422.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for same quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. Mary Duchess of Ormonde ; Rachel, Marchioness of Hartington ; Ann, Countess of Abingdon ; Lady Jane Hyde ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frechville ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Ann, Countess of Sunderland ; Lady Henrietta Godolphin and Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
125l. each to the following for same time as Women of the Bedchamber viz. Beata Danvers, Abigail Hill, Agnata Cooper, Margret Feilding.
75l. each to the following for same time as Maids of Honour viz. Mary Stanhope, Mary Forrester, Eliz. Collier, Ann Duncombe, Jane Kingdon, Letitia Frowde. (Money orders dated July 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 423. Order Book VI, p. 363. Disposition Book XVII, p. 376.
Same for 600l. to Henry Baker as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated July 12 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 423. Order Book VI, p. 362. Disposition Book XVII, p. 376.
Same for 3627l. 19s. 1d. to Edward Brewster and Gilham Hills for printing Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, Speeches, &c., by them delivered to the Archbishop of Canterbury and divers public officers as follows : from Michaelmas 1702 to Michaelmas 1703. (Money order dated July 14 hereon).
Appending : abstract of the Printer's account :
£ s. d.
the Archbishop of Canterbury 788 0 2
the Lord Treasurer 1022 2 0
the Privy Council 134 6 11
the Clerk of the House of Peers 624 12 9
the Speaker of the House of Commons 68 14 4
the Clerk of the House of Commons 442 8 10
the Serjeant at arms of the House of Commons 459 17 0
the Crown Office 72 18 4
the Hanaper Office 14 18 9
£3627 19 1
Money Book XVII, p. 424. Order Book VI, p. 371. Disposition Book XVI, p. 384.
Money warrant for 20l. to the University of Cambridge for 2 years to Xmas last on the perpetuity granted by Hy. VII. Money Book XVII, p. 425. Disposition Book XVII, p. 376.
Same for 955l. to Abraham Stanyan, Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons : being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for 3 months' ordinary in advance. (Money order dated July 14 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 425. Order Book VI, p. 364. Disposition Book XVII, p. 376.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the diocese of York &c. for 100l. to the executors of John Rogers for one year to Xmas 1695 on the annuity granted 1677 July 7 to him and his wife Anne. Money Book XVII, pp. 425-6.
Same by same to same to pay the annuities as follows to the respective patentees or those claiming under them : in pursuance of the Act of 2-3 Anne c. 9, for the more regular paying the annuities of 3 per cent. to several bankers and other patentees : viz.
£ s. d.
to the assignees of Sir Jeremiah Snow bart. or those claiming under him as in lieu of the principal sum of 59,780l. 18s. 8d. 1793 8 1
to same of George Snell as in lieu of the principal sum of 10,894l. 14s. 5d. 326 16 9
the same of Robert Welsted, late of London goldsmith as in lieu of the principal sum of 11,307l. 12s. 1d. 339 4 6
to same of Sir John Shaw as in lieu of the principal sum of 9355l. 10s. 4¼d. 280 13 3
(total principal 91,338l. 15s. 6¼d.) £2740 2 7
Ibid., p. 426.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office for the quarter ended June 24 last : total 422l. 0s. 6½d. Ibid., p. 427.
Letter of direction for 86,624l. 1s. 1½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies, out of the funds anno 1705 : in manner as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705
for 30 days' subsistence for the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces composing the said 40,000 men, to wit from Aug. 24 next to Sept. 22 next : 3644l. 13s. 1¼d. out of Loans on Land Tax and 55,285l. 7s. 5½d. out of Contributions for annuities 58930 0
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for 10,000 additional men anno 1705
for same 30 days' subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Forces composing the said 10,000 men : out of Contributions for annuities 11775 3 6
in part of 222,379l. 5s. l0d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
for same 30 days' subsistence for said 10,200 men : 8735l. 19s. 2d. out of Contributions for annuities, and 5576l. 4s. 6¾d. out of loans on Land Tax 14312 3
for same 30 days' pay for the General and Staff Officers : out of same loans 940 0 0
for 2 months' Contingencies from June 24 last to Aug. 23 next : out of same loans 666 13 4
£86624 1
Disposition Book XVII, pp. 373-4.
Same for 3000l. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of Civil List Funds. Ibid., p. 375.
Same for 681l. to James Brydges : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1705 : in part of 222,379l. 5s. l0d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal : and is intended to be paid over to Col. John Hill to answer 2 royal warrants for levy money for 227 men delivered by said Hill to Lieut. Gen. Stewart's Regiment. Ibid.
Same for 177l. to the Earl of Bradford, late Cofferer of the Household : in part of 50,000l. for the arrears due to the Household in the late King's reign and is "to be applied and paid over as her Majesty hath directed." (William Lowndes to said Earl to pay same as follows viz. 150l. to Charles Godfrey in part of 500l. for wages and board wages as Master of the Jewel Office to the late king : 27l. to Jeremy Oakeley in full of what is due to him as one of the Grooms to the said king). Ibid., pp. 375-6.
Same for the following : out of Civil List moneys : viz.
£
to Mr. Nicholas for Signor Verrio 100
to the Paymaster of the Works to be paid to Henry Wise for works done in the Gardens at Kensington, Windsor and St. James's by the Queen's commands 1000
Disposition Book XVII, pp. 376-7.
William Lowndes to Mr. Low. The Lord Treasurer grants you leave of absence for a month or six weeks for recovery of your health. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 98.
Same to Sir Stephen Evans and partners. The Lord Treasurer will receive proposals on Wednesday next the 18th inst. for the remitting of 106,6662/3 Crowns to Turin at 82 sols per Crown of money of Piedmont by bills at 60 days date for ready money to be paid here. Please bring your proposal in writing. (The late letter respectively to Sir Henry Furnese, Sir Theodore Janssen, Mr. Herne, Mr. Turton, Mr. Gualdy). Ibid., p. 100.
Same to Harry Mordaunt Esq., Treasurer of the Ordnance. The Lord Treasurer joins in the recommendation by the Duke of Marlborough and the Board of Ordnance to you to continue Mr. Leece (who was chief clerk to Mr. Bertie, late Treasurer of the Ordnance) "so far as to make him your second clerk, as a matter as well for your own ease and safety as for the good of the service in general." Ibid., pp. 100-1.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take only the same fees on the security of Mr. Savery as Treasurer for Sick and Wounded as were taken from Richard Povey, late Treasurer for same. Ibid., p. 101.
Same to Mr. Borrett. When the mismanagement in the Annuity Office by Robert Squibb and others was discovered Mr. Squibb gave in a list to Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer (who were appointed to examine that affair) of several sums of money which he supposed to be due and claimable by the respective persons therein named to clear their annuities to 1702 June 24. Amongst others the sum of 600l. was inserted as due to — Allen ; in relation to which sum Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer reported to the Lord Treasurer that Mr. Allen being conscious of evil practices between himself and the said Squibb was not forward to demand the same, being at first even afraid to show his annuity orders, Mr. Squibb having reported that he paid him 600l. in Exchequer Bills which he the said Squibb borrowed of him afterwards at 6 per cent. per an. interest and returned to the said Allen the receipts and vouchers for the said payment (that the office where the said annuities are paid might remain undischarged). The Attorney General has given his opinion that if Squibb did once pay Allen his 600l. with the Queen's moneys or [Exchequer] Bills the Crown will thereby be discharged and the lending the same to Squibb and Squibb's delivering up Allen's receipt for the annuity will not prejudice her Majesty. But there not being evidence of the money being paid it will be necessary to prefer a bill in the name of the Attorney General against Allen and Squibb to discover this practice unless Squibb will voluntarily give an account of this matter and then he will be a proper witness and not to be made a defendant. Please find out Squibb and discourse him about this affair and proceed accordingly with the bill. Ibid,
Same to Mr. Guy Palmes concerning the same mismanagement in the Annuity Office. It plainly appears by the state made to the Lord Treasurer of this affair by Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer that Francis Godolphin, late one of the Tellers of the Receipt, was on the 21st March last actually 1390l. 3s. 11¼d. in disburse to make good the deficiency of the annuities occasioned by the said mismanagement ; and that 226l. 13s. 7¾d. is due from you to the said Squibb which ought to be paid to Mr. Godolphin towards repairing the loss he is likely to sustain by the said mismanagement viz. as follows :
£ s. d.
due from Mr. Palmes, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, by note under the hand of John Peters (formerly his clerk) dated 9 Aug. 1697 to the said Squibb 170 13
more due from said Palmes by another note under the hand of Mr. Presgrave, formerly his clerk, dated 10 Aug. 1697 to the said Squibb 56 0 0
£226 13
The Lord Treasurer expects that you immediately pay the said sum to Mr. Godolphin. The said notes are in the hands of Mr. Samuell Edwards who acted as chief clerk to Mr. Godolphin when a Teller. Ibid., p. 102.
Same to Visct. FitzHardinge concerning the said disburse of said Godolphin. It appears that you stand indebted to the Annuity Office in the sum of 796l. 12s. 11¼d. for the difference between 33,393l. 4s. 5¾d. directed on your Lordship from Michaelmas 1694 to Lady day following for annuities and the 32,596l. 11s. 6½d. received from your Office [as late a Teller of the Receipt] by the clerks of the Annuity Office within that time. I enclose an extract of the report by Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer so far as concerns yourself and the Attorney General's opinion that no allowance is to be made to you for any of the bills [Exchequer Bills] pretended to be paid by Robert Squibb which were given out by his brother Arthur Squibb unless they were for arrears of annuities and proper discharges for those annuities be produced. The Lord Treasurer therefore expects you to pay over the said 796l. 12s. ll¼d. to the said Francis Godolphin. You are also to deliver up the receipts given by Mr. Edwards for money paid to him which were received by you from the effects of the said Robert Squibb. Ibid., pp. 102-3.
Same to Mr. Methuen, Ambassador to the King of Portugal. Your account of money received and paid by you relating to the preservation of Gibraltar and otherwise (for several expresses and other expenses relating to the Fleet and to French prisoners) for her Majesty's service, has been referred to the Auditors of Imprests. As the articles therein seemed to be too general and as the vouchers are wanting ("the nature of the service seeming to render it impossible to have such regular vouchers as are required by the strict rules of the Exchequer") it will be necessary to have a privy seal for passing the account. The balance of the account shall be paid to you. Ibid., p. 103.
Treasurer Godolphin to Auditor Harley to prepare a state of the above account. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 104.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Eatherne as riding surveyor between Plymouth and Exeter with his residence at or near Dartmouth loco Sidney Strode preferred. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 381.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of the [Assessment] Commissioners in London relating to assessments on Excise officers' salaries. Reference Book VIII, p. 174.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Hugh Everard, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Essex, praying an allowance of 472l. 14s. 6d. for his extraordinary charges in paying 94,176l. 16s. 1½d. into the Exchequer for his receipts anno 1703. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 1 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Henry Lowman, Housekeeper of Kensington Palace, of curtains &c. and furniture detailed for her Majesty's Drawing Room there viz. 5 scarlet and blue damask window curtains, 5 valences and cornishes trimmed with scarlet and blue silk lace and silk line and tassels to draw them up ; 12 square stools, 1 State chair and foot stool and 2 large cushions covered with the same damask and trimmed with the same silk lace and gilt nails : and to send two upholsterers there to move a State : to an estimate of 410l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 57.
Warrant by same to the Agents for Taxes (James Dewy, William Clayton and Robert Brown) the surviving trustees for the sale of the estate of Augustin Briggs, late Receiver of Taxes for co. Norfolk, to execute a conveyance of part hereof, to wit that part lying in North Kelsey co. Lincoln, to Richard Nelthorp for 1150l.
Prefixing : report by the Agents for Taxes dated Westminster [Taxes] Agents' Office 10 July 1705. Your Lordship's warrant is necessary before we seal the conveyance to the purchaser. Ibid., p. 58.
Report dated Whitehall to the Lord Treasurer from William Blathwait as Auditor of the Plantations on the application of Mr. William Byrd to be continued in the office and employment of his father Mr. William Byrd, lately deceased, as Deputy Auditor of Virginia, and also as Treasurer and Cashier of the moneys arising by the Revenues of that Province which were usually lodged in the hands of his said father.
During the reign of Charles II, Colonel Henry Norwood, having been for some time Treasurer of that revenue with considerable advantages to himself, the Governor and Council of Virginia upon his death, being willing to bring the charge of managing the said revenue into a narrower compass did desire in 1677 Mr. Nath[aniel] Bacon, then Auditor of Virginia, that after the auditing the public accounts he would take upon him to charge himself with the Bills brought in by the particular collectors and Receivers in payment of that revenue ; for the doing whereof they soon after appointed him the fee of 2½ per cent. : since which time the Auditor has accordingly continued to make good the contents of the said Bills by his own Bills and credit for all payments and necessary disbursements in the Government, pursuant to warrants signed by the Governor with the advice of the Council for the time being : of the disposal of which Bills he gave an account twice every year to the Governor and Council, upon whose perusal and examination the said accounts were transmitted over for your Lordship's approbation. In this method the management of the revenue of Virginia has continued until the death of Auditor Byrd who succeeded the said Bacon. His son Mr. William Byrd now prays that the same may be continued under his care and management, alleging that as to her Majesty's Quit Rents for lands, the number of acres patented appearing upon record with the sum that each hundred acres pays, and the Fines and Forfeitures being likewise upon record as well as the particular receipts of the 2 shillings per hogshead and the Port Duties appearing by the entries of each ship, and the audits being made at the public meeting of the chief people of the country and afterwards in her Majesty's Council [there] before their being transmitted to England, he hopes your Lordship will not consider the said method liable to any fraud ; adding that if your Lordship shall however think fit to divide these two places [of Auditor and Treasurer] the allowance of 2½ per cent. for the receipt and custody of the revenue would not suffice to encourage any person of substance and credit to execute the same.
Your Lordship's pleasure in this matter may be signified by the ships soon going thither. In case, notwithstanding Mr. Byrd's reasons, your Lordship shall think fit to constitute a distinct Treasurer of her Majesty's Revenue of Virginia and to separate that office from that of Auditor as incompatible, I humbly conceive it necessary that the present allowance of 2½ per cent. for the office of Treasurer (which for the usual yearly receipt of 6000l. does not amount to above 150l. per an.) be increased by a further allowance of 100l. to the Treasurer or of 4 per cent. in all, which according to the last computation will make about 240l. per an. for the said office of Treasurer or Cashier of the Revenues in Virginia.
In the margin : My Lord approves of the latter part of this report, that there be a distinct Receiver but that he shall be allowed only 3 per cent. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 264-6.
William Blathwayt to William Lowndes. I have received a letter from Lord Cornbury dated 25 Feb. last wherein he informs me that the Assembly of New Jersey having passed an Act for settling of 2000l. per an. for 2 years towards the support of the Government there, his Lordship had appointed one Mr. Fauconnier [to be] Receiver General of that revenue till the Queen's pleasure be known. I desire you to lay the same before the Lord Treasurer for the confirmation or constitution of the said Fauconnier in that office if my Lord Treasurer shall so think fit : in which case Fauconnier may be likewise ordered to give security both in the Jerseys and in England for the due execution of his office and accompting in the Exchequer here as well as in that Province for the said revenue arising by the said Act. Ibid., p. 267.
July 13. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Henry Whitbread, Receiver General of Taxes for co., Beds, praying allowance of 91l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book VIII, p. 174.
July 14. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Edward Visct. Cornbury, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of New York, to direct Thomas Bierly, Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues there, to pay 300l. current money of New York to such person as you shall appoint, to be made use of for furnishing and providing the presents usually made to the Indians of the Five Nations bordering on the said Province. (In the margin of the entry of this warrant in the Plantations Auditor Book is written "Delivered to Mr. Sloper the 13th August 1705 to go by the Triton.") Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 443-4. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 267-8.
Same to Edward Nott, Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have authorised you to take an allowance of 150l. to your own use in lieu of a house, out of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead arising there, until a house be built for the Governor. We are desirous that such a house be forthwith built as tending to the honour and public service of that Colony, and have already signified to you to represent to the next Assembly in the most pressing manner to take care therein by a sufficient levy. From the expiry of 2 years after the end of the first session of Assembly to be convened in that Colony you are to discontinue receiving the said allowance of 150l. per an.
Prefixing : extract from the Queen's said Instructions to the Governor of Virginia, the extract containing the Queen's pleasure for the present to allow house rent "but nevertheless it not being reasonable that we should always continue the same allowance whilst no advance is made towards the building of a house, you are therefore earnestly to recommend to the Assembly in our name to take care for building a fit and convenient house for the Governor." (In the margin of the entry of this warrant in the Plantations Auditor Book is written. Memorandum : the first Session of Assembly after the date of this letter began the 23 Oct. 1705 and ended the 30th November following). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 444. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 270-2.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jos. Sparrow praying to succeed his father deceased as bailiff of the Hundreds of Freshwell and Uttlesford co. Essex. Reference Book VIII, p. 174.
July 15. Money warrant for 2110l. to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, being 1200l. for equipage and 910l. for 3 months' ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany.
280l. to Hen. Newton, Dr. of Laws, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Tuscany, which with 455l. already paid him by way of advance, is for 147 days ordinary from Oct. 29 last, the day of his departure out of the presence, to March 25 last.
1000l. to Geo. Stepney, Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany for 7 bills of extraordinaries 1702 Aug. 28 to 1704 May 28.
Appending : said bills :
£ s. d.
(1) for 3 months from 28 August to 28 November 1702 : bill dated Vienna 6 Dec. 1702
postage of letters 98 0 0
Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence 32 0 0
stationery ware 17 15 0
for journeys to Ebersdorf while the Court was there 15 0 0
I met the Lord Ambassador Paget at Raab in Hungary and conducted him to the frontiers of Moravia when he left this place [Vienna] which journeys cost me 36 0 0
£198 15 0
Followed by : allowance dated Whitehall 9 July 1703 by Secretary Sir C. Hedges hereof. I allow the 1st, 2nd and 3rd articles of this bill and I conceive the 4th and 5th articles do not amount to more than he has expended on those occasions.
£ s. d.
(2) for 3 months from 28 Nov. 1702 to 28 Feb. 1702-3
postage of letters 96 0 0
Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence 29 11 0
stationery ware 23 0 0
given at the New Year to the several officers belonging to the Emperor, the King and Queen of the Romans and the Archduke 46 0 0
for entertainment on Prince Eugene's arrival, on her Majesty's birthday and other occasions 87 0 0
£281 11 0
Followed by : Secretary Sir C. Hedges' allowance dated Whitehall 9 July 1703. I do allow the 1st, 2nd and 3rd articles of this bill. The fourth is an usual expense at that Court and the 5th I submit to the consideration of the Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(3) for 3 months from 28 Feb. to 28 May 1703
postage of letters 92 0 0
Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence 38 0 0
stationery ware 16 9 0
mourning for the Archduchess Maria Josepha 43 0 0
for post horses several times to Luxemburgh while the Court was there 19 0 0
£208 9 0
Followed by : like allowance of same date. I allow the 1st, 2nd and 3rd articles. The 4th I conceive reasonable and the 5th has been constantly allowed upon the like occasions. However, I submit the 2 last to the Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(4) for 3 months from 28 May to 23 August 1703
postage of letters 98 14 0
Gazettes, printed paper and Intelligence 31 0 0
stationery ware 20 0 0
mourning for Duke Christian of Hanover 23 0 0
£172 14 0
Followed by : the like allowance of date 1703-4 Jan. 4. I do allow the first 3 articles of this bill and submit the last to the Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(5) for 3 months from 28 August to 28 November 1703 : bill dated London 20 Dec. 1703
postage of letters 97 6 0
Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence 32 0 0
stationery ware 19 0 0
for post horses on several journeys while the Court was at Ebersdorf 16 0 0
for gala clothes when the Archduke was proclaimed King of Spain 50 0 0
for my journey from Vienna to England [Nov. 1703] 140 0 0
£354 6 0
Followed by : the like allowance dated 13 Jan. 1703-4. I allow the first 3 articles of this bill. The fourth has been constantly allowed. However, I submit the same with the two last to the Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(6) for three months from 28 Nov. 1703 to 28 Feb. 1703-4 : bill dated Vienna 20 March 1703-4
postage of letters 98 3 0
Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence 31 9 0
stationery ware 20 0 0
for the expenses of my journey from England to Vienna with what I gave to the officers at the Courts of Hanover and Berlin where I was directed to pass 187 0 0
for mourning for the Duke and Duchess of Wolfenbuttle 20 0 0
£356 12 0
Followed by : allowance dated 15 Aug. 1704 by Secretary Robert Harley. I allow this bill as to the [first three articles for] 149l. 12s. 0d. being within the Establishment. The other two articles being before my time I understand were expended by order and are submitted to my Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(7) for 3 months from 28 Feb. 1703-4 to 28 May 1704 : bill dated from Vienna 21 June 1704
for postage 90 4 0
Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence 33 0 0
stationery ware 25 12 0
for strick mourning for the Infanta of Portugal 34 0 0
£182 16 0
Followed by : Secretary Harley's allowance as above. I allow this bill as to the [first 3 articles making together] 148l. 16s. 0d. being within the Establishment. The other article of 34l. is submitted to my Lord High Treasurer.
(Money warrants dated July 16 hereon). Money Book XVII, pp. 431-4, 435. Order Book VI, p. 367. Disposition Book XVII, p. 382.