Warrant Book
August 1705, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: August 1705, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 386-403. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84832 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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August 1705, 16-31

August 16. Letter of direction for 200l. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : "to be paid over according to her Majesty's warrant directed to him." Disposition Book XVII, p. 398.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on Col. Hill's memorial [missing] praying the usual allowance for his Regiment (late Brigadier Stanhope's) for their arms which were lost when they were taken prisoners at Portalegre in Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 123.
August 17. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Prizes Commissioners enclosing 2 papers from Secretary Harley against permitting the Agent for Prizes at Newfoundland to trade. You have represented that if he be debarred from trade you will not be able to find any person of reputation that will go thither for the usual allowance of 5 per cent. which you make to foreign Agents. The Lord Treasurer thinks the Agent ought to be restrained from trading. Please therefore report what may be a proper encouragement for an Agent for Prizes. Ibid., p. 122.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of the owners and masters of ships in the Transport service shewing that by their charter parties they are paid 2 months upon letting their ships, 2 months more after they have been 6 months in service and the remainder at their discharge ; that the second two months has not been paid, nor such of them that are discharged ; that they are informed the Transports Commissioners are making out debentures to be paid in course without interest which they allege will undo them : therefore praying that such debentures be dated at the dates due under their charter parties and to carry interest from such date and interest and principal to be paid together "which will enable them to supply her Majesty's occasions without allowing any discount." Reference Book VIII, p. 180.
Same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of the parish of Porchester praying the Queen's bounty towards repairing the parish church there, the charge whereof will exceed 400l. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Auditor of Imprests of the petition of Henry Coltman, clerk to the Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets, praying allowance of 113l. 8s. 0d. for charges in passing said Paymaster's former accounts and 186l. 17s. 6d. for same for the accounts of 1703 and 1704. Ibid.
August 18. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated August 18 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of particulars, detailed, for her Majesty's service at Winchester, viz. blue printed stuff ; blue Paragon ; crimson Paragon ; 6 sets of quilts viz. one cheque, one fustian, one Holland, and one Pinado ; blankets ; bolsters ; 4 Turkey leather close stools with velvet seats and 2 pans to each ; 4 dozen cane chairs ; and to alter 3 standing beds and window curtains there to an estimate of 190l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 87.
The like of a same dated Aug. 18 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for covering the throne erected for her Majesty at St. Paul's both inside and outside with crimson serge : to an estimate of 44l. "the throne being much larger than the last." Ibid., p. 90.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Aug. 18 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery of a velvet coat each for 9 trumpeters and a kettle drummer of the Duke of Northumberland's Regiment of Horse, trimmed after the same manner and fashion as her Majesty's trumpeters and kettle drummers have : also 9 standards, 9 trumpets' banners with strings and tassells and banners for the kettle drums : to an estimate of 786l. for the liveries and embroidered banners ; and 279l. for the 9 standards. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 113.
August 21. Money warrants for 1300l. to John, Duke of Marlborough for 13 weeks' ordinary March 30 last to June 29 inst. as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
455l. to Richard Hill for 3 months March 25 last to June 24 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy.
455l. to James Vernon junr. for same time, as same to the King of Denmark.
455l. to Thomas, Lord Raby for same as same to the King of Prussia.
455l. to William Aglionby for same as same to the Swiss Cantons.
455l. to Paul Methuen for same as same to the King of Portugal.
455l. to Edmund Poley for same as same to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
455l. to John Robinson D.D. for same as same to the King of Sweden.
455l. to George Stepney Esq. for same as same to the Emperor of Germany.
455l. to Charles Whitworth for same as same to the Czar of Muscovy.
455l. to Henry Newton Dr. of Laws for same as same to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
910l. to John Methuen for same as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
455l. to Alexander Stanhope for same time as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and 273l. for same time as Plenipotentiary for negotiating several Affairs.
273l. to John Wych for same time as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell for one quarter to 1705 April 23 as late Envoy to the Duke of Tuscany.
95l. to Benjamin Dodington for 1705 June 24 quarter as her Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
150l. to Robert Cole for a quarter due May 10 last as her Majesty's Agent and Consul at Algiers.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perinet Darziliers for last June 24 quarter as Resident at Geneva.
182l. to Henry Davenant for same time as her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort.
298l. 12s. 0d. to Richard Hill for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1703-4 Jan. 29 to 1704-5 Jan. 29 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy.
340l. 17s. 7d. to James Vernon for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1702 Aug. 25 to 1703 Sept. 25 as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark.
400l. to John Robinson D.D. in part of 505l. for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1703 April 2 to 1704 April 2 as same to the King of Sweden "which sum of 400l. is to be taken as one year on his extraordinary disbursements according to the Regulation in that behalf." (Money orders dated Aug. 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, pp. 457-9. Order Book VI, pp. 383, 389, 393-5. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Money warrant for 210l. to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms as follows for half-a-year to 1705 Lady day on their respective salaries viz. :
£ s. d.
Henry St. George, Garter King 50 0 0
John Vanbrugh, Clarencieux King 20 0 0
Peter Leneve, Norroy King 20 0 0
Gregory King, Lancaster Herald 13 6 8
Charles Mawson, Chester Herald 13 6 8
Peers Maudit, Windsor Herald 13 6 8
Samuel Stebbing, Somerset Herald 13 6 8
Lawrence Cromp, York Herald 13 6 8
John Hare, Richmond Herald 13 6 8
John Gibbon, Bluemantle Pursuivant 10 0 0
Dudley Downs, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant 10 0 0
John Hesket, Portcullis Pursuivant 10 0 0
John Bound, Rouge Croix Pursuivant 10 0 0
Money Book XVII, p. 473. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 9.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of York &c. for 75l. to Ann Rogers for 3 quarters to Lady day last on the pension granted 1677 July 7 to John Rogers and the said Ann his wife. Money Book XVII, p. 473.
Same to same for like tallies for 100l. to Thomas Whitgrave for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. Ibid., p. 474.
Money warrant for 25l. to Thomas Hewet for half a year to Lady day last on his salary as Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South. Ibid., p. 474. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Warrant [by Treasurer Godolphin] to John Evelyn Esq., Receiver General [of Stamp Duties] to pay 25l. each to the two Auditors of Imprests for fees on making up the accounts of the said Duties for 2 years to 1704 August 1 as certified by Robt. Pawling, Comptroller thereof. Money Book XVIII, p. 1.
Money warrant for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett Esq. for last Lady day quarter on his several allowances as Governor of the Bermuda Islands in America. (Money order dated Aug. 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 2. Order Book VI, p. 392. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Same for 200l. to William Borret upon account for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 3. Order Book VI, p. 388. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Money warrant for 1910l. to Thomas, Lord Raby ; 1000l. thereof for equipage as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Prussia and 910l. for 3 months ordinary in advance from June 24 last at which time his allowance as Envoy to the said King is to cease, as by the privy seal of July 21 last. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 4. Order Book VI, p. 390.
Same for 200l. to John, Duke of Newcastle, Lord Warden of Sherwood Forest, without account, towards satisfying the allowance which the Surveyor of Woods Trent North is directed (by the privy seal dated on or about 1704 July 19) to pay out of wood sales to the Lord Warden for providing hay and pasture ground for the deer there and for salaries to six keepers and their deputies. This warrant is in lieu of the like sum paid into the Exchequer by the said Surveyor General since the date of the said privy seal and which has been thence issued to another use. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 10. Order Book VI, p. 391. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Same for 50l. to the Trustees for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man : for half a year to Lady day last on their pension. Money Book XVIII, p. 11. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Same for 16l. 9s. 0d. to Thomas Cole, Collector of Cowes port, for a moiety of a seizure of English money [attempted to be exported]. (Money order dated Sept. 11 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 12. Order Book VI, p. 397. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Money order for 48l. 5s. 4d. to Mich. Studholme, Keeper of her Majesty's Roads ; for half a year to June 24 last on his patent fee of 2s. a day and riding charges allowance of 3s. 4d. a day. Order Book VI, p. 386. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Lord Treasurer directs that the annuities expectant lately purchased in your name at the Exchequer for the service of the Navy be assigned or disposed of by you to any persons willing to pay the consideration money for the purchase thereof at the rate prescribed by the Act of last Session ; provided the purchasers make it appear to you by authentic certificate that the lives are in being at the time of purchase. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 4.
Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. The Prizes Commissioners have reported that their agent at Lisbon has delivered for the use of the King of Portugal out of a Spanish galleon prize called the Lady of Porta Coeli guns, ball and shot to the value of 11,146 milreis 256 reis but that spite his utmost endeavour he has not obtained payment for same. As this prize was taken 1703-4 March 23 the captors are clamorous for their shares. Please deduct this sum out of the next money you are to pay on account of subsidy to the King of Portugal. Give notice to Mr. Morrice. your deputy in Portugal, so that he may acquaint the King of Portugal therewith.
Same to Mr. Methuen enclosing Secretary Harley's state [missing] of moneys received and paid by you in relation to the preservation of Gibraltar and other services between the middle of June 1704 and the 10th May 1705. Please supply as many of the missing vouchers as possible. As for the rest, [viz. items] for which vouchers are not to be had, the Lord Treasurer will move the Queen for a royal warrant to allow thereof. Ibid., p. 124.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to sell by auction the wines taken in the St. Joseph prize taken by Capt. Peter Tupper, Commander of the Marlborough galley.
Prefixing : report dated 1705 Aug. 21 by the Customs Commissioners on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 384.
Same by same to same to deliver to the Envoy from Portugal 21 chests of Brazil sugar, incorrectly seized as being imported from Lisbon by an alien, they being duly imported in an English ship properly manned and duly qualified and from a proper port ; the importation by an alien being merely through ignorance.
Prefixing : undated report ut supra. Ibid., p. 385.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Samuell Abbott as Comptroller of Boston port loco Martin Johnson deceased. Ibid., p. 387.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Cross of London merchant for stay of process against him on his Customs bonds until he can go to the Canaries and bring home the effects which he alleges to have there. Reference Book VIII, p. 180.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Henry Huguetan shewing that by inquisition found against him by advice of the Attorney General he is indebted 150,000l. to the Queen ; that he owes more than the said sum (as he alleges) to his correspondents in England, Holland and elsewhere to subjects of Princes and States in amity with her Majesty and being obliged to leave France and bring over his effects to avoid the great oppression he lay under there, he therefore prays a grant of said 150,000l. to some one in trust for him to enable him to discharge the bills drawn on him for said debts (see footnote supra pp. 38-40). Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of the Newfoundland [Foot] Company setting forth that they cannot receive the 244l. paid to the Paymaster of the Forces in England by the Office of Ordnance for the provision of the gunners at Newfoundland "by reason the warrant directing the same mentions the reimbursing her Majesty whereas it should be to reimburse the [said Foot] Company." Ibid., p. 181.
Same to same of the petition of the Officers of Major General Melonier's late Regiment praying payment of their arrears of subsistence and clearings due at their disbanding : they being under great extremity for want thereof. Ibid., p. 185.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hewer, Treasurer to the late Garrison of Tangier, his accounts for the said Garrison for 2¾ years to 1684 March 31 being now before the Chancellor of the Exchequer for declaration : and his accounts as executor to Samuel Pepys, the preceding Treasurer thereof, being now before Auditor Harley. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 76.
Same by same to Arthur Maynwaring, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to prepare for declaration the account of John Dodd, Commissioner and Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty ; to wit from the commencement of the present war to the 27 June 1704.
Prefixing : statement of said account : (total charge 18,195l. 11s. 11½d., including the tenths of prizes taken by privateers 3867l. 5s. 0½d. ; the tenths of prizes taken by her Majesty's ships of war 2859l. 15s. 7d. ; the prizes condemned as perquisites of the Admiralty 7094l. 2s. 5¼d. ships not yet adjusted 3374l. 8s. 10¾d. ; salvage money and other Droits of Admiralty 1000l. : total discharge 14,354l. 15s. 4d. : remains 3840l. 16s. 7d. all as follows :
£ s. d.
Earl of Pembroke for good services as late High Admiral of England as by royal sign manual 5000 0 0
ditto for 2 years to 1704 May 20 on his 1500l. per an. 3000 0 0
the Accountant and his clerk at 340l. per an. for 2 years to 27 June 1704 682 5 0
J. Warters Esq., Solicitor and Comptroller for the perquisites of the Admiralty at 300l. per an. from 2 June 1702 to Lady day 1704 534 13 0
W. Carpenter for his allowance at 200l. per an. to Lady day 1704 400 0 0
John Robbins for half a year to 1704 June 24 at 500l. per an. 250 0 0
Arthur Day & Co. as reward for surprising a French [cod fish] banker called the Benediction of Havre de Grace 56 5 0
Capt. Saunders and his ship's company for their moiety of goods fished up out of the water at Vigo 650 12 2
the owners of several other ships, for the like 1401 18 2
the owners of the Larke frigate, their shares and charges of taking the Eagle and Crown prize 430 14 8
Mr. Sampson Ratterbury, being one third of the ship Trinity of Rochelle 21 12 9
Tho. Newman and George Kingston their shares of the proceed of the ship Lewis of Havre de Grace 90 0 0
Officers of the Admiralty Court and Court of Appeals for fees for Admiralty business 862 6 9
Edmund Hally for special service relating to the Navy 400 0 0
John Hughes for service relating to the perquisites of the Admiralty 50 1 8
Mr. Manwaring in part for disbursements at Jersey 13 11 0
charges expended on the ship Lewis of Havre de Grace 12 19 10
charges of condemning goods fished out of the water at Vigo 18 12 5
Mr. Bolitho, Agent at Bideford, in part disbursements "there" in relation to this [prizes] business 48 13 3
Thomas Warren, Agent at Deal and Dover for disbursements on prizes there 30 9 8
John Warters, for incidents of his office 400 0 0
£14,354 15 4
remains 3840l. 16s. 7½d.
The accomptant further claims 640l. 0s. 0¾d. for sums for which bills and acquittances are produced but no warrants for [authorising] payment, but all allowed by the Comptroller of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty who by the Lord High Admiral's Instructions is directed to examine and control the account of the Receiver General. The said claim includes 18l. 2s. 0d. for fees paid to Mr. Crawley and Mr. Glazier for their fees and the business of the Eagle and Crown prize : 44l. 15s. to same for debts on goods brought from Vigo ; 26l. 6s. 0d. paid to the [Customs] waiters that came from St. Ives with the ship Katherine laden with wines ; 6l. 9s. 0d. paid to Mr. Benbow, agent at Portsmouth for incidents : 64l. 10s. 0d. paid to Mr. Samuel Eyres for commission and disbursements on the Eagle and Crown prize : 43l. 16s. 0d. to Mr. Martin Kegwin for so much overpaid by him for salt not truly measured.
Ibid., pp. 122-3.
August 22. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay 200l. per an. to Walter Hamilton as Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher : as by the privy seal of July 31 last, supra p. 299 : to be payable out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in specie arising in the said Island or out of the profits thereof arising at the Exchequer here. Money Book XVIII, p. 2.
Warrant by same to Charles Bertie, late Treasurer of the Ordnance, to pay 20,700l. to Harry Mordaunt, present Treasurer thereof, as by the privy seal of July 31 last supra p. 349. Ibid., pp. 2-3.
Money warrant for 6575l. 12s. 8½d. to Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705 : and is to be applied by him towards clearing the pay and Contingencies of the Forces to June 24 last to which time said Fox is authorised to clear and discharge same. (Money order dated Aug. 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 3. Order Book VI, p. 390. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Money warrant for 25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for last Lady quarter on his pension : 5l. thereof to be issued to Ann Tonks.
25l. to the heirs of Col. Cha. Fairfax for same on their perpetuity.
62l. 5s. 10d. to William Young for same on his annuity or yearly rent.
30l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for half a year to June 24 last on the annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy. Money Book XVIII, pp. 4, 5. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 8, 9.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of two incidents bills, detailed, of the Post Office for last Lady day quarter and last Midsummer quarter : totals 722l. 6s. 3d. and 455l. 3s. 6d. (including 3l. 12s. 0d. to John Keeling, ingraver ; 14s. for Robert Taylor, marshal of the Trained Bands ; 7l. 13s. 0d. to William Thompson painter for work done from 29 July 1704 to 15 Oct. following ; 19l. 5s. 0d. to Samuell Robinson for leaden seals ; 19l. to Mr. Ash Frowde for examining the delays of the pacquet boats at Harwich, [he] being 19 days out ; 10l. 14s. 9d. on 14 March 1704-5 for 2575 ships' letters ; 18l. 19s. 3d. paid 18 June 1705 for 4551 ships' letters). Money Book XVIII, pp. 6-8.
Warrant by same to the Receiver of Crown Revenues in co. Northants. to pay to Edward Lockett (out of the profits of the forfeited estate of Edward late Lord Griffin) the debt of 120l. owing out of the said estate to the said Lockett on a bond dated 1693 Oct. 5 and all interest due thereon and also 78l. 2s. 2d. similarly owing on a book debt. Ibid., p. 25.
Letter of direction for 19,000l. to the Navy Treasurer, 9000l. thereof out of loans to be made by Sir Hen. Furness on the Land Tax anno 1705 and 10,000l. out of loans in the Exchequer on Low Wines and on the Two Thirds Subsidies : and is to be applied for bills of exchange, Necessary Money, Short Allowance Money and other Contingencies. Disposition Book XVII, p. 398.
Same for 500l. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, out of Civil List moneys : and is upon account for the charge of lodgings for the Maids of Honour and other extraordinary expenses relating to her Majesty's intended Progress to Winchester. Ibid., p. 399.
Same for 1500l. to Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household : out of same : upon account towards defraying the extraordinary expenses in his Office relating to the said Progress. Ibid.
Same for 15,500l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : for services as follows :
£
on the 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1705
for the King of Portugal in further part of 150,000l. for 13,000 men to be maintained by that Crown : to be issued out of loans on Low Wines 1500
on the 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705
for pay of the Subject Forces and is to be applied towards the charge of the Hospital in Holland and to be made good again to the said Forces out of the poundage when they are cleared : to be issued out of loans ut supra 4000
on the 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
to attend such services relating to this body as the Lord Treasurer shall direct : to be issued out of loans by the said James Brydges on credit of Low Wines 5000l. and on credit of the Two Thirds Subsidy 5000l. ; both sets of loans to be drawn without interest 10000
£15,500
Ibid. XVIII, p. 1.
Same for 100l. to Edward Nicholas : to be issued out of so much in the Exchequer arisen by the forfeited estates of the late Lord Griffin : to be paid over according to such directions as he hath received from her Majesty. Ibid.
Same for 6575l. 12s. 8½d. to Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : for services as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705
for the pay of the General Officers from 1705 March 25 to June 24 last : to be issued out of loans on Low Wines 4075 12
for Contingencies for the same time : out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy 2500 0 0
£6575 12
Ibid., p. 3.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, present Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Lord Treasurer directs you to dispose of 6000l. (out of the 15,000l. tallies [orders] in your hands lately issued to you supra p. 369 on the order for extraordinaries anno 1703) to any one who will advance thereon at 6 per cent. : to wit 5000l. on the tallies on Malt anno 1705 and 1000l. on the Two Thirds Subsidy anno 1705. My Lord will sign [endorse] warrants on the said orders of loan for authorising such interest. The said 6000l. is to be applied to answer Mr. Methuen's bills of exchange from Portugal for the service of Gibraltar and the pay of the Spanish Regiments sent thither. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to John Tailer, Deputy to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on his order for 20,000l. for building at Woodstock : to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Lords Committees for distribution of her Majesty's charity to poor French Protestants. The Lord Treasurer has received divers petitions from the deputies of the French gentry Refugees representing their great numbers and poverty and praying that they may have a separate allowance of 3000l. out of her Majesty's bounty of 15,000l. per an. in like manner as is given thereout to the French Ministers "who as is alleged are not so many in number." The petitioners have been often told that her Majesty entirely left to you the distribution of the said charity. Please report whether there be any grounds or pretence for these petitions. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 124.
William Lowndes to the Auditor and the Comptroller of Excise to report on the bill of 135l. 17s. 0d. of Thomas Hall, late Cashier of Excise, for expenses in carrying 620,403l. 0s. 4d. to the Exchequer and striking tallies there ; being money of the Excise of Malt &c. between 1704 Dec. 25 and 1705 May 7. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 126.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Horwell as Surveyor of Customs at Leigh loco Daniel Smith dismissed.
Alexander Arnet as coastwaiter at Bristol loco Miles Jackson deceased.
Edward Hall as waiter and searcher at Spaldon [Spalding] loco Martin Johnson deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 386.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Lady Wood desiring that issues directed by the Exchequer Court amounting to 250l. may be paid her. Reference Book VIII, p. 181.
Same to the Remembrancer of the Exchequer of the petition of Nehemiah Arnold proposing his securities, detailed, as Paymaster of the Malt Lottery. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John How to pay 10l. 5s. 4d. to Capt. Copsey of Col. Elliot's Regiment for the pay of 6 men, in view of the hardship he lies under from the death and desertion of his men which he raised at his own charge at a great distance from their quarters for which reason several were respited for not being at the musters though they were at the same time subsisted by him.
Prefixing : report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on said Copsey's petition. We think it reasonable, where the officers have numbers of men taken from them by order, to have some consideration of the charge they are thereby put to. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 76-7.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin appointing Nehemiah Arnold as Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets loco Robert Crompton deceased. Ibid., p. 81.
Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Arthur to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco John Stephens dismissed. (Warrant by same to the Receiver General of said Duties for co. Flint to pay him 60l. per an. salary as from June 24 last). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 3, 10.
Warrant by same to the Receiver of said Duties for co. York to pay John Wilcoks 80l. per an. as Surveyor of said Duties loco Thomas Denham : as from same date. Ibid., p. 10.
Same to the Receiver of same for co. Durham to pay 70l. per an. to Thomas Denham as surveyor thereof loco John Wilcox : as from same date. Ibid., p. 10.
August 24. Letter of direction for 5240l. 10s. 6d. to James Brydges : out of loans on Malt : as in part of 68,546l. 19s. 6d. to make good extraordinary services of the war anno 1703 : and is to be paid over to Mr. Nutin, Paymaster of the Transports on account of services following viz. :
£ s. d.
to answer 2 months' imprests for shipping and necessaries for the 5000 landmen that accompanied the Fleet as also for a ship of sea coal for the same service 2306 4 8
for half the freight of a transport ship to Jamaica with 2 Companies of Handasyde's Regiment and for bedding, medicines, spirits and tobacco furnished them 676 15 4
for an addition of medicines, spirits and tobacco supplied to the said 2 Companies at Portsmouth, the first quantity being expended by their long lying on board there 92 11 0
for answering bills of exchange from Portugal for ships taken up there by order of her Majesty's Ambassador and the Earl of Peterborough to attend the Expedition 2164 19 6
£5240 10 6
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 2.
Same for 14,216l. to the Navy Treasurer, 4759l. 9s. 6d. thereof out of loans on Malt anno 1705 and 9456l. 10s. 6d. thereof out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy anno 1705. The said total is to be paid over to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, upon account to clear the debts in his Office to 1704 Lady day : and three fifths thereof to be charged to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners dated Aug. 25 to assign same accordingly). Ibid., pp. 4, 5.
William Lowndes to Mr. Morley. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave of absence from the Prize Office to attend her Majesty during her stay at Winchester pursuant to an order to you from the Lord Chamberlain. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 124.
Same to Mr. Holt. The Lord Treasurer notices that your accounts as Comptroller General of Customs are very far behind and unpassed. You are to prosecute same. Ibid., p. 127.
Same [to the Navy Commissioners]. The Queen has directed 500l. for Sir George Rook for his entertaining the Prince of Hesse Darmstadt and his brother and officers and servants on board the Fleet for 4 or 5 months last summer. It is imprested to the Cofferer for that purpose. Ibid., p. 130.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Carleton Goddard, John Jelfe et al. to be relieved in the Double Duty on some Portugal and Spanish brandy which they imported over proof. Reference Book VIII, p. 181.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to employ Colin Campbell as Agent for Prizes at Newfoundland at 100l. per an. out of the Queen's share of prizes, and 3 per cent. of the proceeds of all prizes that shall be brought in and disposed of there : by reason that Robert Caldwell presented by them for said place doth absolutely decline the service : but none of his said salary is to be paid in advance. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 77.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners not to surcharge the sum of 4533l. 9s. 4d. on Phillip Papillion, Cashier for the Victualling to the Earl of Orford late Treasurer for the Navy, on his account for the year 1698 being for 18 petty bills made out in 1689 and 1690 for 4533l. 9s. 4d., "the general great ones for the said sum having already been allowed him in the leidgers past your Office," he being willing to make oath that the said 18 bills were paid by him, that they are lost or mislaid and that they are not by him placed to any account otherwise than in the general bill mentioned to have been made out in the name of Jacob Woodward and being also willing to give bond to indemnify the Crown against double payment. Further as to the several bills which were antedated in the said account it appears that the same was ordered by the late Commissioners [of the Victualling] for the better accomodating the service of the Victualling with respect to the application of the several tallies and Exchequer Bills then in the said Cashier's hands and that the said bills were made forth by orders from the Navy Board for moneys bona fide due to the creditors of the Victualling and that the same were actually satisfied by the Cashier. The said antedated bills are therefore to be passed in the ledger in order that objection to them should no longer delay the declaring of said Papillon's accounts.
Appending : report of the Victualling Commissioners dated 1701 April 20 hereon concerning said antedating ; the like of the Navy Commissioners dated July 30 last concerning the said 18 bills. Ibid., pp. 78-80.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Anne Leigh of several lands in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, parcel of the lands of Sir Benj. Newland extended for debt. Ibid., p. 81.
August 24. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. The Lord Treasurer recommends John Horncastle to you for the first vacancy under you in the revenue of Ireland. Ibid., p. 367.
August 27. Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to pay (out of the Queen's share of prizes) 400l. to Sir Charles Hobby Kt. : in consideration of the service of a sloop called the Friendship of Boston (whereof he is owner) which was imprested into the Queen's service at Newfoundland about May last by Lieut. John Moody, Commander of the Fort at St. Johns, to bring hither packets and letters of advice of the late actions and cruelties committed on our subjects there ; and as compensation for her capture by a French privateer in her passage hither and of the ransom paid for same. (Money warrant dated — hereon). (Money order dated Sept. 12 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 457. Order Book VI, p. 396.
Money warrant for 162l. 16s. 1d. to William Widmere as executor of William Hawkins, being 132l. 16s. 1d. surplusage on said Hawkins' account for 6 years to 1699 Michaelmas as late Receiver General of Land Revenues in cos. Northampton and Rutland and 30l. for his extraordinary expenses in travelling into Northamptonshire to take possession of the rents due to the Crown out of Lord Griffin's estate "but that the tenants being then unprovided with their money the said Receiver could not gather one penny thereof." (Money order dated Sept. 11 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 9. Order Book VI, p. 395. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 9.
Same for 25l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for last Lady day quarter on the annuity for repair of the Cobb pier there. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon).
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for same quarter's fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington Palace. Money Book XVIII, p. 11. Order Book VI, p. 410. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 9.
Same for 232l. 7s. 7d. to Nathaniell Booth, Surveyor of Greenwax in the Court of Exchequer, which (together with 17l. 12s. 5d. certified by Anto. Anderson, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, is certified to have been received by him [the said Booth] out of Greenwax moneys) is for one year to 1703 Xmas on his salary. (Money order dated Sept. 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 12. Order Book VI, p. 397. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 9.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 5. Same for 750l. to Secretary Sir Charles Hedges : for secret service : out of same. Ibid., p. 6.
Same for 1109l. 1s. 4¼d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Henry Wise for services as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
for half a year to Aug. 1 inst. on his contract for keeping the royal gardens 800 0 0
for 3 quarters to June 24 last on the allowance to himself, the underkeepers and gatekeepers of St. James's Park and for hay and corn for the deer and proper feed for the fish and fowl there 309 1
£1109 1
Ibid., p. 7.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the Attorney General's report [missing] on your petition touching assessments on Excise officers in London for the years 1703 and 1705. Please conform thereto by paying the assessments accordingly. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 125.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners. Pay in before Sept. 29 next all the money which you can receive on the fund for the 2 millions subscribed to the East India trade. (The like letter to the Salt Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 125.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. I have laid before the Lord Treasurer your account or list (taken from the certificates returned into the Exchequer Court) of what sums and in what counties Papists have been formerly doubly assessed. Please procure and report the names of all persons formerly doubly assessed and "the names of the persons now enjoying said estates and are not liable to the double charge." Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to send account (as desired by the Governors of the Queen's Bounty to poor Clergy) of the net moneys due for First Fruits and Tenths and arrears thereof. Ibid., p. 128.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance enclosing an account [missing] of arms wanting in Ireland to supply the army and recruit the Stores. Within what time can you furnish same and at what times will you expect to be paid for same out of the revenue of Ireland? Ibid.
Same to the bishop of London enclosing the Attorney General's opinion on the petition of Agnes Dicconson et al, whereby it appears that the Queen has no title of record nor decree nor any other foundation upon which a grant [of Dicconson's estate] can be made. As Roger Dicconson is but the tenant for life and the estate much incumbered the Lord Treasurer is of opinion it will not be worth the Queen's while to pay off the incumbrances. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. From Mr. Wilcox's survey of several woods in Windsor Forest there appears to be timber enough for building a bridge intended by her Majesty over the river at Datchett. Will not the carriage of the timber thence be a greater charge than to buy timber near the river? Ibid., p. 129.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South]. The officers of Waltham Forest have represented that they are much in arrear of their salaries. The Attorney General has reported against the claim of Mr. Jones, the woodward, to the windfall wood and decayed trees in said forest. As this report is against Mr. Jones he neglects to take it out. Please bring it to the Lord Treasurer so that he may give directions for paying said wages out of such wood.
Will Windsor Forest be prejudiced or defaced by the felling of the timber you propose for building a bridge at Datchet? Ibid., p. 130.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the petition [missing] of Jo[h]n Vanbrugh for enlargement of his term in a parcel of ground on which he has lately built a new theatre. Has the Queen power to grant what is required in view of the late Restraining Act [I Anne, c.1]? Ibid., p. 131.
Warrant to the Customs Commissioners to allow an additional salary of 35l. per an. to William Bladen, Collector of Customs in the port of Annapolis in the province of Maryland, to make his salary 60l. per an. : to date as from 1703 April 12 being the time he was referred to said Commissioners upon a recommendation from the Surveyor General of the Plantations.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on said Bladen's petition. In the first Establishment of officers in the Plantations dated 20 November 1690 there was a surveyor settled at Annapolis with 25l. per an. for inspecting the trade of that port and district. On the 24 Dec. 1697 Mr. Randolph, then Surveyor General of the Plantations, appointed Mr. Bladen thereto loco Hen. Wriothesly who had quitted the service. For his good character and behaviour Bladen was confirmed therein by Treasury warrant of 28 June 1699. In 1702 Randolph represented that he was a diligent and laborious officer having seized several vessels for trading contrary to law to the great discouragement of the unfair traders ; that he had a large district and deserved an addition of 35l. per an. the better to enable him to maintain a boat. Also Col. Blackison, formerly Governor of Maryland, did in 1703 similarly certify in his favour and that "when there came one ship when that salary was settled there now come six, the port of Annapolis being lately made the seat of Government." Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 387-8.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of widow Stroud praying that the debentures which she is to receive for hire of the ship Charles in the Transport service may carry interest. Reference Book VIII, p. 181.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, for allowance of 39l. 7s. 10d. for the charge of passing his accounts anno 1703. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the importers and traders in whale fins, setting forth the great decay of their trade which they attribute chiefly to the smuggling trade which has not only proved detrimental to the honest subject but also very prejudicial to the revenue : therefore proposing that "an account may be taken of the Duties on whale fins for some years past by which the decrease will appear and the reasons ; and that upon such inspection a sum may be set and what yearly is advanced [increased] above that sum a moiety thereof may go to the person occasioning such advance, until the expiration of the Additional Duty of 56l. per ton and whatever this proposal lessens in the Duty on the Greenland Trade is to be made good out of the stated sum that shall be raised by whale fins and a moiety of the neat produce only to be an encouragement to the proposal." Ibid., p. 182.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the state of the public debt due from England to Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Richard Windsmore praying to be continued a pensioner to the Chest at Chatham, he being wounded at sea at the taking of Cork and Kinsale. Ibid., p. 184.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Primrose praying repair of the guard rooms and sutleries at Whitehall, Somerset House, Savoy and Tilt Yard. Reference Book VIII, p. 181.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Nehemiah Arnold as Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets.
Prefixing : report by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 82.
August 28. Warrant dormant by same to Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office Revenue, to pay 20s. a day salary to Henry Andrews for his place of [Court] Post or Carrier of all royal letters and despatches between the Court or place of Residence and the first Post Stage or Post Office : as from June 24 last. (In the margin : a later endorsement dated 1710 Nov. 22 of this warrant). Money Book XVIII, p. 21.
[J. Tayleur] in the absence of William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send to Mr. Lowman's lodgings at Kensington Palace some spaw waters arrived from Holland in the Perrigine galley [Peregrine] for her Majesty's use. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 126.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to write to Mr. Martin Tucker at Dublin for his account of the Transport service in Ireland during the time he had anything to do therewith ; and to lay same before the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. From the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Waters [Warters] it appears that no persons bid anything for the wines etc. on the ship Pearle, alias White Pearle unless the same be sold liable only to prize Duties. The Lord Treasurer suspects some fraud to be intended. Please report thereon. Ibid., p. 128.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Hoskins (Hoskyn) of the tenement and woodland in Bucklawren co. Cornwall now or late in his occupation, parcel of the manor of Bucklawren Buck and of the priory of Launceston and Duchy of Cornwall : as demised to John Hoskin 1662-3 Jan. 22.
Prefixing : Auditor's particular and memorandum of the premises by Jo. Tailer, Deputy Auditor : and the Surveyor General's ratal of the premises. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 83-5.
Same by same to the Receiver and the Comptroller of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty to pay to John Tregarthen et al. one third the net proceeds of the French ship Hope of Bordeaux taken by them 1702 June 5 to the northward of the Scilly Islands which has been condemned and sold for 42l. 10s. 0d. but they have not hitherto received any reward.
Prefixing : order of the Queen in Council dated Aug. 13 ordering said payment. Ibid., pp. 86-7.
August 29. Letters of direction for 4500l. to James Brydges on his order for 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal : out of loans to be made by himself on Low Wines, for which loans the orders are to be drawn without interest : and is to be reserved in his hands for such services relating to this body as the Lord Treasurer shall direct. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 7.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed report [missing] made by Henry Baker on the Earl of Essex's memorial relating to 3 Troops of his Regiment of Dragoons which was [were] ordered to Ashford and other parts in Kent to assist the [Customs] officers in preventing the exportation of wool. What is due to the said Dragoons? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 126.
August 30. J. Taylour (in the absence of Mr. Lowndes) to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The Lord Treasurer is informed that the Bank of England will advance both principal and interest on the tallies and orders in the Ordnance Treasurer's hands on the first 3s. Aid "upon which orders as his Lordship is informed about 68d. per cent. [68 pence per 100l.] is accrued for interest from the date thereof." Please order the said Treasurer to assign same to the Bank : also certify the Lord Treasurer what sum is received therefrom so that he may direct the distribution thereof towards supplying the deficient quotas of former years for land and sea services of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 7.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests for a certificate how far the accounts of John Knight, late Receiver General of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty, are behind and unpassed. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 127.
August 31. John Taylor (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to perform the works at the Record Office and Repository within the White Tower at your estimate of 752l. 4s. 8d. for repairs to the walls, roofs and floors which are very much ruined and decayed and for the provision of presses, shelves and conveniences. The Lord Treasurer conceives your estimate to be very high. You are to save as much as possible thereof. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Auditor Mainwaring to state John How's account enclosed [missing] as Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital for one year ended 1704 Dec. 23. Ibid.