Warrant Book
July 1705, 16-20

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'Warrant Book: July 1705, 16-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 347-357. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84829 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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July 1705, 16-20

July 16. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay the fine of 1333l. 6s. 8d. for the new lease of the Navy Pay Office in Broad Street and the tenement adjoining called the Falcon alehouse and another tenement also adjoining late in the occupation of Dr. Marshall deceased : all in accordance with the agreement with Philadelphia Rider widow and Barnham Rider Esq. for a lease thereof for 21 years at 160l. per an. and said fine. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 438.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Peter Hume to be paid over to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, and Aunsham Churchill bookseller according to the articles of agreement of June 14 last between said Hume on the Queen's behalf of the first part and said Rymer of the second part and Churchill of the third part for transscribing and printing 250 copies of a third volume of Leagues and Treaties extracted from ancient records. (Money warrant dated July 25 hereon). (Money order dated July 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 441. Order Book VI, p. 374. Disposition Book XVII, p. 384.
July 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 116,518l. 16s. 8d. to Deficient Funds as follows : the said sum representing the receipts between June 19 last and July 17 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 9835l. 1s. 6d. from Windows ; 1648l. 16s. ll½d. from Additional Impositions ; 4038l. 7s. 2d. from the New Duty on Paper continued ; 41,394l. 1s. 0½d. from New Customs ; 3141l. 19s. 4d. from Marriages ; 56,460l. 10s. 8d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 17th July, 1705. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 27888 19 1 1330 7 7
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 132678 9 3 9743 0 10½
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 287121 10 0 21935 3
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 47265 13 4 2135 5
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 62716 15 5105 4
Salt, &c. 1711500 0 0 100129 5 40935 10
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 12815 0 3826 17 4
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 194342 3 9 10647 14
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 106706 17 5360 7 9
Marriages 648000 0 0 187233 8 4 15498 16 8
4871611 8 0 1158898 2 6 116518 16 8
Money Book XVII, p. 428.
Money warrant for 277l. 7s. 6d. to Samuell Clarke Esq., Receiver General of Taxes for co. Hereford : for his extraordinary charges in his receipt, as by the report of the Agents for Taxes of 1703 Dec. 23. (Money order dated July 17 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 436. Order Book VI, p. 372. Disposition Book XVII, p. 378.
Letter of direction for 7074l. 7s. 5¼d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : to complete last Lady day quarter for his Office as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to complete the wages on the Establishment of said Office for said quarter over and above the sums paid to the servants who attended her Majesty to Newmarket and at Windsor 2978 3
due by the royal sign manual of the 17th inst. for customary allowances for 3 years past 1048 19 0
due by a like warrant for several extraordinary charges 450 0 0
for riding charges to the servants that attended her Majesty to Newmarket 120 0 0
to Mr. Incledon, housekeeper at Westminster, on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day for that Lady day quarter 30 0 0
to William Hester in full of his bills for killing rats for half a year to Lady day last 28 19 0
to Mr. Churchill in full for stationery wares delivered to both Secretaries of State for last Lady day quarter 158 8 8
to an officer of the Removing Wardrobe for attendance on the King of Spain at Portsmouth according to the established allowance 42 0 0
to the 40 Messengers [of the Chamber] in full for a year's bills of service to Lady day last 2197 17 4
to Silvester, a child of the Chapel Royal 20 0 0
£7074 7
Money Book XVII, pp. 377-8.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Eliz. Murat praying a grant of the estate of Stephen Cambolive her brother who died intestate : as also on the papers relating to Mr. Wentworth. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 104.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of James Caswell, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1704 for cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon and Merioneth, praying a commission to be Receiver of the Duties on Houses and the Duties on Marriages for said Counties and proposing his sureties. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 71.
July 18. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise Mr. Bertie, late Treasurer of the Ordnance, to pay 20,700l. to Mr. Mordaunt, present Treasurer thereof, being tallies and orders as below remaining in said Bertie's hands.
Appending : statement of the balance of cash remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance 30 June last
l.
in tallies on the first 3s. Aid (for land service of the Ordnance) 10700
in money nil.
in like tallies (for sea service of the Ordnance) 10000
in money nil.
20700l.
the above tallies being payable after 1,201,901l. 1s. 8d. struck 1696-7 Feb. 11 at 8 per cent. and being in denominations of 500l., 400l., 300l., 200l. and 100l.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 439-40.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 4700l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for one year to June 24 last on her annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 429.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners for a new Establishment to be made of the Excise Accomptant General's Office, amounting to 860l. per an.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners proposing new arrangements for said Office upon the relinquishment of the Accomptant General's place by Mr. Deane Monteage who was thereto appointed in Dec. 1698 : the accounts of the Excise being now 3 years in arrear : viz. that 2 persons be appointed to that office as principal Accomptants at 200l. per an. each to wit Mr. Alex Forbes (principal Accomptant for the Duties on Malt) and Mr. Anthony Cossens (Accomptant for the Duty on Imported Liquors and chief clerk in the Accomptant General's Office) they to perform the present business of the Accomptant General's office and also to keep the account of Malt and Imported Liquors &c., with the same number of assistants as at present.
Appending : account of present salaries and of the proposed new Establishment. Ibid., pp. 429-30.
Money warrant for 100l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for one year to Lady day 1695 on his pension : hereof 20l. is to be issued to Ann Tonks. Ibid., p. 434.
Money order for 20l. to Edward Brice for his passage to Barbados whither he is going schoolmaster. (Letter of direction dated July 20 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 366. Disposition Book XVII, p. 382.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to pay the 4700l. to the Duchess of Cleveland supra p. 349 by 100l. a week from the termination of her previous warrant. Disposition Book XVII, p. 378.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to order payment of 4000l. to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, as imprest for subsistence of the Officers and men of said Regiments "that were left on shore here." Ibid., p. 379.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough, Keeper of the Privy Purse, in part of the order for 20,000l. for the Privy Purse and Healing Medals for one year from March 8 last. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of the East India Company. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 104.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits of 37l. 8s. 4d. and 81l. 6s. 0d. on Col. Hamilton's Regiment.
Appending : report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the petition of the late Lord Lucas and on the petition of Col. Hans Hamilton on behalf of the Officers of the Regiment now under said Hamilton. The respite of 81l. 6s. 0d. on the servants of the several Officers is contrary to the practice of the Army, as the Officers appeared at the respective musters. The respite of 37l. 0s. 8d. represents the difference between the Paymaster's roll and those sent to us and is occasioned only by filling up the docquet to the prejudice of Capt. Spragg and Capt. Statham. It may be allowed. "But in regard the Officer of any Troop or Company commanding in chief is by law to sign the muster roll we humbly offer it as a rule for the future that no such Officer ought to complain of any injury done to him in a muster roll which he himself hath subscribed." Treasurer Godolphin's decisions on this report are written in the margin. The first marginal note is as follows "Mr. St. John to inquire of the Commissary to show why he made these respits and if no cause be shewn, the respits [are] to be taken off." Ibid., pp. 105-6.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has considered the Excise Commissioners' report concerning bills drawn on the Navy Treasurer by Lords Lieutenants for sums drawn for conduct and impress moneys that are not properly vouched as is required by the Comptroller of the Navy, although really advanced and paid by the Excise collectors, amounting to 372l. 19s. 6d. He thinks same ought to be satisfied. Please make forth bills according to the method of your Office for paying same.
Appending : said report dated March 24 last, with a schedule of said bills amounting to 327l. 19s. 6d. and of bills lost amounting to 45l. 0s. 1d.
Schedule of bills drawn on the Treasurer of the Navy not properly vouched, remaining in the hands of Mr. Johnson, Deputy Comptroller of the Navy.
9l. 1s. 4d. drawn 4 Aug. 1692 by William Purvier in favour of John Phillips, Excise Collector ("wants the number of men impressed.")
10l. 1s. 4d. drawn 24 Dec. 1692 by William Fosbrooke in favour of Richard Tooth, Excise Collector (wants the number of men impressed. The Lord Lieutenant's warrant is wanting : but Mr. Fosbrooke who received the money has made affidavit that he had an order from his Lordship.)
3l. 11s. 6d. drawn 23 March 1694-4 by same in favour of same. (The like remarks.)
11l. 13s. 2d. drawn 15 Nov. 1694 by same in favour of same (wants the number of men and where sent.)
13l. 18s. 4d. drawn 24 June 1693 by Edward Paine, favour of Cha. Crouch, Excise Collector. (Same remark.)
28l. 11s. 8d. drawn 14 Oct. 1693 by Thomas Jones, favour of Geo. Richmond, Excise Collector. (Same remark.)
5l. 0s. 0d. drawn in March 1700 by Hugh Abell, favour of John Whetham. (Same remark.)
12l. 0s. 0d. drawn 7 May 1697 by the Duke of Norfolk, favour of Simon Donjoy : (wants the same [account of men] and the Lord Lieutenant's warrant.)
91l. 1s. 6d. drawn 16 April 1693 by John Floyer, favour of Geo. Richmond (wants the number of men and where sent.)
25l. 18s. 10d. drawn 9 July 1697 by the Duke of Norfolk, favour of Hen. Marten, Excise Collector (wants an order of the Treasury in 1697.)
3l. 15s. 0d. drawn 9 Dec. 1697 by same, favour of same (same remark.)
13l. 0s. 0d. drawn 2 April 1697 by Thomas Wharton, favour of same (wants the Lord Lieutenant's warrant, the number of men impressed, the charge thereof and where sent.)
20l. 0s. 0d. drawn 1692 Dec. 28 by William Wainwright, favour of William Hornby, Excise Collector (same remarks.)
35l. 0s. 0d. drawn 30 Dec. 1692 by Humphrey Abell, favour of same (same remarks.)
30l. 0s. 0d. 1 July 1692 by William Martin, favour of same (same remarks.)
7l. 6s. 0d. drawn 6 May 1693 by Ja. Hargrave, favour of And[rew] Clayton (same remark.)
7l. 16s. 10d. drawn 2 Aug. 1702 by the Earl of Bridgwater, favour of Jam Edge, Excise Collector (certifies that he received the money by his Lordship's direction.)
(total 327l. 19s. 6d.)
Schedule of bills lost.
3l. 15s. 0d. drawn 1 August 1692 by Ja. Hassell, favour of Hen. Marten, Excise Collector (returned to the collector to get them vouched in particulars which were wanting but the collector soon after dying, the said bills are lost and not now to be retrieved.)
13l. 17s. 2d. drawn 31 Jan. 1695-6 by John Westmorland, favour of same : (same remark.)
11l. 7s. 10d. drawn 3 June 1696 by Thomas Wharton, favour of same (same remark.)
8l. 3s. 3d. drawn 4 Sept. 1694 by Hen. Tomkins, favour of Geo. Richmond, Collector of Excise (lost in returning to the Office by the Collector).
7l. 16s. 10d. drawn 23 March 1693-4 by —, favour of Fra. Johnson, Excise Collector (same remark)
total 45l. 0s. 1d. Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 106-9.
William Lowndes to John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] enclosing the report of the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army on the petition of John Key concerning the 785l. remaining in your Office for the clothing of Col. Rivers's Regiment. Please pay the said sum to the persons entitled.
Appending : said report. The offreckonings of said Regiment from 1702-3 Feb. 25 to 1703 Dec. 24 amount to 1535l. ; of which sum only 750l. has been paid to Mr. Key for clothing. Ibid., pp. 111-2.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant to take off the respits on Charles Livesay, chaplain to Col. Livesay's Regiment, he having had 6 months' leave of absence.
Appending : report thereon by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Ibid., pp. 113-4.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Walter and William Sydenham praying payment of the arrear due to their late brother Geo. Sydenham as a Lieutenant in Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiment. Reference Book VIII, p. 175.
Same to same of the petition of the widow of Lieut. John Lewis praying payment of 45l. 0s. 10d. due to her said late husband as Lieutenant in the Regiments of the Earl of Donegal and Col. Pearse. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Lord Paston for removal of the several respits on his Regiment from the first raising to 1704 Dec. 23 amounting to 421l. 3s. 8d. ; so as to enable the Officers to complete their Companies. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Cardy, clothier, praying relief in the matter of the clothing of Lord Jedburgh's Regiment in 1696-7 amounting to 1904l. 10s. 3¼d. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office, his accounts for 1703 being almost ready for declaration, Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 58.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland enclosing the opinion [missing] of the Attorney General of England on the case which you submitted relating to the encouragement to the discoveries of concealed forfeited estates in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 364.
July 19. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Emanuell Scroop Howe as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Hanover and Dukes of Zelle and Brunswick-Luneburg. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 449-50.
Letter of direction for 2500l. to John Tailer, deputy to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] : on his order for 20,000l. for building &c. at Woodstock. Disposition Book XVII, p. 379.
Same for 1400l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidies anno 1705 : to be applied to the Ordinary of the Navy : to complete (with 6,600l. already issued) 8000l. desired by the Navy Commissioners' letter of June 22 last. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Wise shewing that her Majesty's steward of Hampton Court has granted him by copy of Court roll a small piece of ground lying near Hampton Court with a ruinous shed thereon adjoining Bushey Park wall ; and praying leave to erect a small house thereon. Reference Book VIII, p. 175.
Same to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Charles Hobby shewing that the Friendship sloop of Boston in New England was in April last impressed for her Majesty's service by Lieut. John Moody, then commander of Fort St. John in Newfoundland, in order to sail for England with packetts and advice of the late actions and cruelties of the French and Indians in that country "and to have 400l. for his said service upon his arrival in England but in case the said ship should be taken or lost then to have 450l." and that the said ship was taken in her passage by a St. Malo privateer : therefore praying relief. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker of the petition of Thomas Holland shewing that on an information of one Jenkin last summer he was fined 183l. for running wool, but was cast upon the evidence of a person of very ill fame and is wholly innocent : therefore praying stay of the verdict. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Abraham Crittall shewing that in 1694 he was fined 450l. for exporting wool and has ever since lain a prisoner in Wood Street Compter ; therefore praying remission of a moiety [the Queen's portion] of the penalty, he being falsely charged by a person of ill repute who frequently swore against innocent persons and was convicted of felony in Hilary term following. Ibid., p. 176.
Same to same of the petition of John Tompson shewing that in 1697 he was fined 300l. for exporting wool to France for which he lies a prisoner in Wood Street Compter : therefore praying remission in regard he was falsely charged &c. ut supra. Ibid.
July 20. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 10l. each per an. for liveries and 30l. per an. each for salary to three gamekeepers for preserving the royal game in cos. Bucks and Berks who are to be appointed by Charles, Duke of St. Albans, Master of the Hawks, as from 1705 June 24. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 441-2.
Same to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 500l. set upon Thomas Warren, a prisoner in Newgate and formerly an officer of Excise at Bow in Middlesex, and concerned with Joseph Hartwell in frauds in connection with Excise Duties on drink brewed at the brewhouse of one Prisca Coburne a widow, a common brewer of great trade at Bow co. Middlesex : he being unable to pay same and having three children and a wife subsisted by the parish, his said wife being a miserable object having her leg and thigh cut off. Ibid., pp. 442-3.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 537l. 10s. 0d. to Col. Henry Durell, Adjutant General and aide de camp to the Duke of Marlborough, as royal bounty for his service and expense in bringing an express of the happy success of the Allied Arms in forcing the French lines near Hespen [Neerhespen] and Heyleshem [Heilissem]. (Money warrant dated July 23 hereon). (Money order dated July 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 445. Order Book VI, p. 372. Disposition Book XVII, p. 384.
Same dated at Kensington to same to pay 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas to be distributed as royal bounty, 3000l. thereof to poor distressed French [refugee] ministers and 12,000l. to other poor French [refugee] Protestants according to directions from the archbishop of Canterbury et at. (Money warrant dated July 25 hereon). (Money order dated 26 July hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 446. Order Book VI, p. 373. Disposition Book XVII, p. 384.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint Joseph Roberts as plumber of the castle of Windsor together with the keeping of the conduit within the said castle loco his father Matthew Roberts who now grows in years and desires to resign. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 447.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 20,000l. to John Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for arrears of the servants of Wm. III due in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber : no money to be paid to Lord Edward Russell on this account under the royal sign manual of 1702 May 26 supra Tr. Cal., Vol. XVII, p. 228. (Money warrant dated July 25 hereon). (Money warrant dated July 30 hereon). Ibid., p. 448. Order Book VI, p. 378.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to the Churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields as royal bounty towards the charge they have been at in fitting up a building in Russell Court for a chapel of ease for the inhabitants of said parish. (Money warrant dated July 26 hereon). (Money order dated July 30 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 449. Order Book VI, p. 380. Disposition Book XVII, p. 384.
Money warrant for 975l. to Charles Whitworth, lately employed in her Majesty's service at Ratisbon : for 8 bills of extraordinaries from 1702 Aug. 1 to 1704 Nov. 1. (Money order dated July 24 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 434. Order Book VI, p. 368. Disposition Book XVII, p. 382.
Money order for 20l. each to John Low gent and Peter Le Neve Esq., Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer : for 1705 Easter and Trinity terms on their allowance for sorting and ordering records foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book VI, p. 366.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to imprest to Harry Mordaunt, present Treasurer of the Ordnance, the balance resting unpaid on the order dated 25 Jan. 1703-4 as by the privy seal of 1703 Dec. 31 supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 482, for 300,000l. to Charles Bertie for land and sea service of the Ordnance. Ibid., p. 375.
July 20 & 26. Letter of direction for 357l. 17s. 5d. to Mr. How as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men in sea service anno 1703 and to be applied as in further part of the 2307l. 5s. 11d. due to Col. Rivers' Regiment of Foot for their clearings from 1702-3 Feb. 25 to 1703 Dec. 24, whereof 1649l. 14s. 8½d. has been lately issued in part : and is to be issued out of arrears as follows viz. 297l. 17s. 6½d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods ; 4l. 1s. 1½d. of the 5s. per chalder on cinders before 1703 May 14 ; 55l. 17s. 9d. of Plantation Duties ; 1s. of arrears of the first Poll. (A like letter dated July 26 for a further 303l. 13s. 9½d. hereon : out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 380, 384.
July 20. Same for 40,732l. 16s. 3d. to James Bridges : for the Forces abroad as follows :
£ s. d.
out of 20,000l. loans to be made by said Brydges on credit of the Duties on Low Wines anno 1705 and 4305l. 11s. 1d. of like loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy as in part of 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1705 and is to be paid to the King of Portugal in further part of 150,000l. for the Queen's proportion of 13,000 men and is for maintaining that body for the months of Sept. and Oct. 1705 24305 11 1
out of 16,427l. 5s. 2d. of like loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy anno 1705 as in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
for 31 days' subsistence from Sept. 23 next to Oct. 23 next 14789 5 2
for full pay for same time to the General and Staff Officers 971 6 8
for 2 months' Contingencies from 24 August next to 23 Oct. next 666 13 4
£40732 16 3
Ibid., p. 381.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report on the petition of William Bladen some time since referred to you. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 104.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed draft privy seal [missing] for making allowances to Sir Edward Seymour on his account as late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid., p. 109.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. As you intend speedily to go to Woodstock please inspect the [building] contracts and view the works [there] in order to estimate the charge of the whole. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Portuguese Envoy concerning some Brazil sugars now under seizure at the Custom House. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Earl of Carlisle recommending Mr. Howard as Surveyor General of the officers for hindering the exportation of wool to Scotland. Is it necessary that such an officer be appointed? Ibid., p. 110.
Same to Sir Stephen Evans. The Lord Treasurer has read Auditor Harley's report concerning 10,000l. issued to the Earl of Ranelagh to be paid to Sir Joseph Herne and yourself in order to be remitted to Sir William Beeston, late Governor of Jamaica, for the use of Col. Lillingston's Regiment. Send my Lord an account what became of the said 10,000l. (The like letter respectively to Sir Joseph Herne and to the Earl of Ranelagh and to Lady Beeston). Ibid., pp. 110, 111.
Same to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded. Why has Edward St. Leger not been paid the 45l. due for his service as surgeon at Deal in 1697? Ibid., p. 110.
Same to the executors of Mr. Povey to pay 1000l. forthwith into the Receipt in part of the balance of 1089l. 9s. 5½d. due from him as late Treasurer for Sick and Wounded on his account for that service in the late King's reign. You are further to clear his accounts for the said service in the present Queen's reign. Ibid., p. 111.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Thomas Berry of Blackwall "setting forth that her Majesty is defrauded of several thousand pounds per annum in the Customs." Ibid., p. 113.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of John Pye gent for leave to compound a salt Duty debt of 500l. he being very poor with a numerous family. Reference Book VIII, p. 176.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Handasyde and Col. Livesay representing the inconveniences they meet from the methods hitherto taken in remitting by merchants the subsistence of those 2 Regiments now in Jamaica and proposing that for the future the same may be paid upon the said Colonels' drawing bills on their agents here. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the Earl of Donegal shewing that his Regiment is paid on the Irish Establishment to 1704 Sept. 18 being the day they embarked thence for Portugal ; that they were admitted on the English Establishment on the 24 Oct. following and therefore want 36 days' subsistence amounting to 1187l. 17s. 0d. : therefore praying payment. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Isaac Holford shewing that he made several contracts with the Victualling Commissioners for oxen and hogs and has performed same, his contracts being so reasonable that several thousand pounds have been saved to the Government, but the Commissioners have stopped warrants in their hands for 1050l. on pretence that his last contract has not been complied with : therefore praying delivery of said warrants. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Alexander Johnstowne shewing that he had a grant from the late King of the forfeited estate of Sir Roger Strickland, but is molested therein on pretence the Crown had not a right to any grant thereof : therefore praying the assistance of the Crown to support his title thereto. Ibid., p. 177.
Same to Mr. Borret of Thomas Walder's petition shewing that he is possessed of 3900l. of Bankers' annuities, mortgaged by Richard Taylor, late Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets, to Mr. Cole and Mr. Hooper for 1600l. principal money : therefore offering to purchase the said 3900l. at the rate of 46 per cent. provided the equity of redemption may be made over to him. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to depute William Sherrard Dr. of Laws and now Consul for this nation at Smyrna as Agent for such prizes as may happen to be brought to Smyrna by any of her Majesty's ships, at a reward of 3 per cent. of the neat produce thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 61.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated July 20 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of 2 crimson taffety curtains for the organ left in the Chapel Royal at Windsor, 3 large umbrellas for the Duchess of Marlborough's lodgings there ; 6 pair of canvas wrappers to keep bedding in ; 4 pair of small leather girts for the Queen's bedding ; deal cases for the bedsteads for Dr. Hanns and Dr. Arbuthnot's furniture : to an estimate of 38l. Ibid., p. 88.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Antho. Springet for a poundage allowance on what he has paid into the Exchequer as joint Receiver General with French Bromfeild of Land Tax and Subsidy anno 1703 for co. Sussex, the said Bromfeild being afterwards stopped in the receipt thereof by the Lord Treasurer for some remissness and petitioner having thereupon received the whole [collection] except 12,152l. 7s. 6d. which was received by Bromfeild before his stop. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p 71.