Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of
the petition of Henry Chubb praying that the 84l. 13s. 2d. balance
of his disbursements in prosecuting divers encroachments on part of
the manor of Bucklawren may be satisfied out of the fine of a lease
now passing to John Hoskyn. Reference Book VIII, p. 184.
Royal warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to the Countess
of Cassilis and 50l. to Thomas Cornwallis as royal bounty. Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, p. 457.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge
satisfaction on record of the fines of 80l. and 370l. set on John
Tamblyn, Robert Roscrow and Thomas Vessent for running 160
bushels of foreign salt and certain French wines and brandies in
Padstow port in Trinity term 1704 : they and their families being
reduced to a miserable condition : the charges of prosecution, being
192l. 6s. 0d., and the 62l. 8s. 2d. share for the prosecutor Charles
Jones being to be first paid. Ibid., pp. 458-9.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an.
to John Yeomans, as Lieut. Governor of Antigua, to date from 10
April 1703 : out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty : the Commissioners
for Trade having by their memorial of 2 April 1703
proposed that it would be for the good of the service and of trade by
freeing the Lieut. Governors of the Leeward Islands from their
dependence on the Assemblies to allow them a salary of 200l. per
an. each in lieu of all presents from the Assemblies : which the
Queen was pleased to approve by order in Council dated 1703 April
10 : and further William Blathwaite having reported (on said
Yeomans' petition who was appointed such Lieut. Governor 1702
Sept. 7) that he has not at any time since the date of his commission
taken or received any manner of present or gift from the Council or
Assembly. Ibid., pp. 459-60.
Royal warrant [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay to James,
Earl of Abercorn 3000l. out of the revenue of Ireland (by 1000l. a
year from 1705 June 24) as in satisfaction of all his pretences to the
grant of 500l. per an. or to the lighthouses in Ireland under the grant
to Sir Robert Reading and Jane, Countess of Mountrath his wife,
of date 1667 July 16 which grant of lighthouses was surrendered on a
representation of the House of Commons in England that the payment
of the Duties towards these lighthouses was a grievance ; whereupon
Charles II granted them 500l. per an. 1672 July 29 for the remainder
of the term of said lighthouse grant ; and the said Earl of Abercorn
married Elizabeth the only daughter of said Countess whereon the
said Robert conveyed by deed dated 1683-4 Jan. 22 said 500l. a year
to said Earl. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 367-8.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the
memorial [missing] of Count Gallas, Envoy from the Emperor of
Germany, concerning goods arrived at Harwich "being a present
sent by the said Emperor for his brother the King of Spain." Please
give all respect and despatch in the passing thereof. Out Letters
(General) XVIII, p. 132.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Sir Lambert
Blackwell. The Lord Treasurer has taken into consideration the
occasion there may be of supplying money credits at Leghorn or
Genoa for the land Forces under the Earl of Peterborough. He is
very sensible of your readiness and inclination to give your best
assistance in that matter and desires you will forthwith write to
merchants there to furnish to the said Earl or Mr. Henry Vincent
(deputy to John Howe Esq.) such sums in the best manner and at the
easiest rates that may be as they can conveniently supply for that
purpose, drawing bills on said Earl or said Vincent or the Paymaster
General here in reimbursement : which bills shall be punctually paid
when due without any delay. Ibid., p. 133.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to Mr. Brydges in part of 885,193l.
3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705 : out of funds as follows viz.
3497l. 13s. 11¼d. of loans on Low Wines, 12,894l. 11s. 9d. of loans on
Two Thirds Subsidy, 13,607l. 14s. 3½d. of Contributions for Annuities :
and is to be applied for subsistence of the Subject Troops and full
pay of the Foreign Forces composing the 40,000 men for 61 days
Oct. 24 next to Dec. 23 next. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 12.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute
Samuel Binks as one of the Customers of Southampton port loco
John Weaver deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 389.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to insert on the
Customs Establishment additional salaries of 20l. per an. each to
Henry Strutt, William Selby and Edward Anderson 3 riding officers
upon the borders of Scotland to make their salaries 80l. per an. each
to enable each of them to maintain a servant and another horse to
accompany and assist them in their respective circuits : and the
like addition to William Hunter, the riding surveyor on the borders
of Scotland between Berwick and Carlisle for the better support of
himself, his servant and horses in his large district : "and you are
to take care that the said several officers and their servants be
furnished with fire arms for their defence against the insults of the
Prefixing : report by the said Commissioners on the petition of
merchants, clothiers and other traders in the woollen manufacture
in and about Leeds and Halifax in co. Yorks. representing the great
decay of their trade occasioned by vast quantities of wool carried into
Scotland from cos. Durham, Northumberland and Cumberland and
from thence transported into France and other foreign parts and
praying an establishment of officers along the borders of Scotland
as in Kent and Sussex : that the offenders are grown so bold that
they come above 50 miles and carry wool off in despite of all laws.
Hereon the Commissioners report that by the Act of 10 Wm. III
c. 16 all wool within 15 miles of the borders of Scotland was put
under the same regulations as by the act of I Wm. and Mary c. 32
for all wool within 5 miles of the sea and was to be registered in the
Customs offices in the like manner : and proper instructions and
forms for such registering have been sent to the officers. It is
reported to us by Mr. Mein and Mr. Waters who were lately employed
in surveying the northern ports and by Mr. Baker, Surveyor General
of the riding officers for the guard of the coasts of Kent and Sussex,
that the officers already settled on the border are conveniently placed
for preventing said trade but that increases to the officers as above
may be granted and that they and all their servants may be
provided with fire arms as are allowed to the officers in Kent
and Sussex "which they conceive is all that can be done to prevent
this clandestine trade without the assistance of a military force."
Ibid., pp. 390-1.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the
petition of Phillip Harris, her Majesty's locksmith, ut supra Treasury
Calendar XIX, p. 561. They are to report by what orders his works
are performed. Reference Book VIII, p. 150.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sarah Bub,
widow of Jo[h]n Bub (Bubb) of Bristol merchant, shewing that her
husband had been a considerable trader and paid several thousand
pounds in Customs but was reduced to great extremity by losses
in trade during the war and is now indebted 2078l. 19s. 10d. on
tobacco bonds, to satisfy which his estate to the value of 1600l. has
been extended ; therefore praying that on payment of the remainder
of the principal money on said bonds the interest may be remitted.
Ibid., p. 183.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a
lease to Alexander Cutting of the structure called the Gallery, in
great ruin, reputed parcel of the ancient palace of Richmond alias
West Sheene now or late in the tenure of Sir James Butler and
Griffith doctor of medicine, abutting south west on the Green
Court or Yard and extending to the garden of the Dowager Countess
Prefixing : Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises :
The lessee is to covenant to lay out 600l. in new building and improvement
in 2 years. He is to have all the old materials of the premises
and to be freed from rent for the first 2 years. The lease is to pass
without fine in consideration of 600l. to be laid out by this lessee in
buildings and improvements.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription
of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX,
pp. 111-113, 135.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a
lease to Ann Hopper, widow of Symon Hopper, of a messuage and
garden in Richmond in her tenure and a small piece of waste land
thereto, reputed parcel of the abovesaid ancient palace and abutting
south east on the Green Court &c.
Prefixing : constat and ratal ut supra.
Followed by : docquet entry ut supra. Ibid., pp. 114-116, 135.
Same by same to the Stamp Commissioners to repay to officers
of the Stamp Duties of not above 50l. per an. salary their assessments
to Land Tax. Money Book XVIII, p. 21.
Money order for 250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, for one quarter
to April 23 last on his allowance or salary of 1000l. per an. as Envoy
Extraordinary to the Duke of Tuscany. Order Book VI, p. 399.
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 14.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of
Contributions for Annuities : and is to be applied to seamen's Wages.
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 12.
Same for 150l. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys :
and is to be paid over by him according to directions from her
Majesty. Ibid., p. 13.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter
[missing] giving an account of a considerable quantity of arms being
on board some Dutch vessels now at Shields and designed for Scotland.
Please make strict inquiry and stop such arms if found and
give the Lord Treasurer an immediate account thereof. Out Letters
(General) XVIII, p. 133.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to repair or rebuild
in the most frugal manner that may be the sentry boxes at Whitehall,
the Tilt Yard, St. James's and Kensington ; Col. Gilbert Primrose,
Major of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, having represented that
the existing boxes are so bad that the sentrys cannot stand in them
in cold and wet weather. Ibid., p. 134.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the
petition of Mary Holmes, widow of Lieut. Holmes in the Earl of
Donegal's Regiment, praying payment of her husband's arrears
"who was killed at Gardeloup the 11 of April 1703." Reference Book
VIII, p. 183.
Same to same of the petition of Capt. John Wildman in Steward's
Regiment praying payment of the clearings due to him in that
Regiment "which he alleges to amount to above 700l. and are
unjustly kept from him by the Colonel." Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to
admit John Pye to compound a Salt Duty debt of 513l. 6s. 8d. incurred
in 1698 and 1699.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on the case. Petitioner's
claim for 3000l. due to him out of Salt Duties for the drawback of
125,125 codfish exported 4 or 5 years since is a mere pretence, for they
were small undersize fish and not entitled to a drawback, as we
reported to your Lordship on the 9th Nov. 1703. Warrants not
Relating to Money XIX, p. 110.
Money warrant for 25l. to the heirs of Col. Charles Fairfax for
last June 24 quarter on their perpetuity. Money Book XVIII, p. 5.
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 17.
Same for 40l. to John Tucker for same quarter's salary as Keeper
of the Paper Office.
375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for same
time on the allowance of 1000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. as royal
bounty as Lord President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated
Sept. 25 hereon).
1750l. to the Commissioners for Trade for same quarter's salaries.
(Money order ut supra).
290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple for same quarter's salaries to
himself and the clerks and officers under the Commissioners for Trade.
(Money order ut supra).
100l. to the 4 clerks of the Privy Council for same quarter's allowance
for attending Trade and Plantation business. (Money order
150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for
same quarter's allowance.
50l. to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for same
quarter's allowance in lieu of perquisites. (Money order ut supra).
34l. 10s. 0d. to Theophilus Westwood, an underkeeper of Richmond
New Park, for half a year's salaries to June 24 last for the underkeepers
&c. of said park.
25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for last
June 24 quarter's allowance in lieu of bills. (Money order ut supra).
50l. to same for same quarter's fee or salary as same.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esq. for same quarter's patent fee
as assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies.
750l. to the Duke and Duchess Dowager of Grafton for same
105l. to the Kings' Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms, detailed, for
same quarter's salaries.
1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for same quarter's annuity.
101l. 16s. 5d. to the officers, detailed, of the Board of Works for
same quarter's and fees and salaries.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for same quarter's annuity.
150l. to Sir Francis Wyndham for same quarter on his pension.
100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne
Windham, for last June 24 quarter's pension.
125l. to Thomas Lane Esq. for same.
125l. to Jam. Gastigny for same.
25l. to Amias Hext for same.
30l. to Jane Browning for half a year to June 24 last on her pension.
15l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for one year
to same date on their perpetuity.
7l. 10s. 0d. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for 3 quarters to
same date on their perpetuity.
25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for last June 24 quarter on their
pension : of which 5l. is for Ann Tonks.
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for same quarter's fee
or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington Palace.
500l. to Thomas, Visct. Dupplin as assignee of the heir of the Earl
of Kinnoull for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the said Earl's annuity.
50l. to William Blencowe for half a year to June 24 last on the
allowance for deciphering. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon).
97l. 18s. 4d. to Malachy Thurston for same on his several fees as
20l. to Dartmouth Corporation for same on the perpetuity granted
by Henry VII.
343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for last June 24 quarter's
fees &c. as Master of the Hawks.
25l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for same on the annuity for repair
of the Cobb. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon).
250l. to the 4 Clerks of the Privy Council (William Blathwayte,
John Povey, Edward Southwell and Christopher Musgrave) for same
250l. to Montague, Earl of Abingdon for same quarter's fee or
salary as Constable of the Tower.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford for same quarter's fees as Keeper of her
Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket.
50l. to Thomas Walker for same quarter's salary as Housekeeper
of Newmarket Palace.
28l. 15s. 0d. to James Chase for same quarter's fee or salary as
Apothecary in Ordinary to her Majesty's person.
25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the Serjeants at Arms (Thomas Charnock,
Reginald Riley, Samuell Powell, Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst,
Edmund Williamson, John Templer, Benj. Gregg, Daniel Gardner,
Matthew Hutton) for same quarter's fees and board wages.
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for same quarter's salary as Keeper
of her Majesty's Libraries.
62l. 5s. 10d. to William Young for same quarter on his annuity.
27l. 7s. 6d. to Laurence, Earl of Rochester for same quarter's fee
of 6s. a day as Keeper of Richmond New Park.
40l. to Richard Hill for half a year's salary to June 24 last as
Latin Secretary to her Majesty.
24l. 3s. 4d. to John Cooke, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the
Exchequer Court, for last June 24 quarter on his several fees for
services as to Recusant records.
13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones for same quarter's fees as Apothecary
to the Household.
10l. to Joseph Cranmer and Charles Milbourne the two Secondaries
of the Pipe for half a year to June 24 last on their salaries.
33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor, Keeper or Master of her Majesty's
Tennis Courts, for last June 24 quarter's fees or salaries.
45l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for same quarter's
fee as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle.
455l. to John, Duke of Newcastle for same quarter's diet allowance
and fees as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated now 15 hereon.)
13l. 19s. 4d. to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court
for same quarter's salary. Money Book XVIII, pp. 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 37, 39, 40, 41, 43, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54, 64, 69.
Order Book VI, pp. 399, 400, 402, 403, 406, 410, 415. Disposition
Book XVIII, pp. 17, 18.
Money warrant for 166l. 9s. 2d. to William Clayton for building a
rubbing house near her Majesty's Stables at Newmarket. (Money
order dated Sept. 24 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 25. Order
Book VI, p. 399. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 14.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies on the
Tenths of the diocese of York &c. for 25l. to Ann Rogers for last
June 24 quarter's annuity.
The like for 50l. for Thomas Whitgrave for same on his pension.
Money Book XVIII, pp. 28, 29. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Money warrant for 10l. to Charles Whittaker junr. for last June 24
quarter's salary as Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court.
Money Book XVIII, p. 235.
Same for 10l. to John Pottinger for 1705 June 24 quarter
as Comptroller of the Pipe. Ibid, p. 153.
Letter of direction for 23,481l. 3s. 8¾d. to Mr. How, Paymaster of
Guards and Garrisons : out of Contributions for Annuities : and is
for the services following viz. :
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and
Garrisons anno 1705
for 33 days' subsistence for the Troops and
Regiments in England from 22 Sept. inst.
to Oct. 24 next
for 61 days' clearings for the Earl of Essex's
Dragoons to June 24 last
for 61 days' pay for several Garrisons for the
in further part of 87,125l. for the 5000 men for sea
service anno 1705
for 33 days' subsistence to Lord Paston's
Regiment to Oct. 24 next
the like for Col. Whetham's and Col. Livesay's
for 61 days' clearings to Col. Rook's Regiment
to 24 June last
the like for the said Regiment to Aug. 24 last
in further part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 new
additional men anno 1705
for subsistence to the Regiments of Cols.
Wynn, Lillingston and Lepell : on account
to complete the subsistence of the Regiments
of Col. Soames, Breton, and Sir Charles
Hotham to the 21st inst
for clearings to Col. Soames' Regiment from
the days of raising to June 24 last
for 33 days' subsistence to the said Regiment
to Oct. 24 next
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 13.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to John Tailer, Deputy to the
Surveyor General of Crown Lands : out of Civil List moneys : as
in further part of 20,000l. for building etc. at Woodstock : which
will make 13,000l. paid in part thereof. Ibid., p. 14.
Same for 7581l. 12s. 6¼d. to the Cofferer of the Household : out
of Civil List moneys : and is to complete what remains due to the
Household for last June 24 quarter. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to carry out
Count Gallas's wish, as by his enclosed memorial [missing], to wit for the
goods which have been brought up from Harwich to be exported for
the King of Spain without being opened at Falmouth. Out Letters
(General) XVIII, p. 134.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the Customs Commissioners'
presentment [missing] touching a cause depending in the
Exchequer Court relating to the new Subsidy on Prizage Wines.
The Lord Treasurer desires you to be very careful in the prosecution
of this cause, it being of very great consequence to her Majesty's
Same to the Agents for Taxes. The Lord Treasurer finds by the
enclosed account [missing] that 154,222l. is yet standing out in arrear
on the Land Tax anno 1704. Please write to the several Receivers
chargeable with the said arrear for their reasons for this : and lay
their answers before my Lord. Ibid., p. 135.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. Your accounts are passed
no further than midsummer 1703. Please prosecute your account
for the two subsequent years to June 24 last with all diligence. (A
similar letter to Mr. Brewer as Receiver General for Prizes). (The
like to the Commissioners for Transports concerning their accounts
which are several years behind). (The like to Mr. Nutin as Treasurer
for Transports service). Ibid., pp. 135-6.
Same to Mr. Baker. The papers and vouchers relating to the
accounts of the late Visct. Falkland as Navy Treasurer remain in the
hands of Mr. Tailor who was his accomptant, and Lady Falkland
represents that he refuses to make up the said Viscount's accounts.
Please write him that unless he forthwith makes up the same he will
be prosecuted. Ibid., p. 136.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report
[missing] of Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on
William Palmes's petition touching the grant desired by him of the
estate of Thomas White alias Whitebread convicted of high treason.
Has the Queen a probable title to the said estate? Ibid.
Same to abovesaid Samuel Travers to make a new survey of the
messuage called Morehall and some lands in Upwell and Outwell in
Norfolk referred to in the said Travers's report on said Palmes's
Same to Secretary Hedges. The Lord Treasurer has read the
enclosed petition and confession [missing] of Robert Presgrave
praying a pardon as to any frauds by him committed in the Receipt
of the Exchequer "he having to the utmost of his power complied
with [the] conditions of her Majesty's letter of privy seal giving him
licence to return into England in order to make an ingenuous
confession how his frauds were committed." The Lord Treasurer
has no objection to such pardon. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed
information [missing] of John Peterson, late master of the Swedish
ship Charles the Twelfth, giving an account of two voyages he made
with tobacco from London to Dieppe. Ibid., p. 138.
Same to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Warters enclosing copies [missing] of
two papers sent to Secretary Hedges by Col. Seymour, Governor of
Maryland, relating to a French ship brought in thither as a perquisite
of the Admiralty. Take care that the proceeds thereof be duly
accounted for. Please apply for any new authority you think necessary
for the Admiralty Court in that Province [of Maryland]. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to state the enclosed accounts
[missing] of Robert Crompton, late Paymaster of the Malt Tickets,
deceased. Ibid., p. 139.
Same to Mr. Baker to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from
Sir Thomas Pelham ; and also Henry Pelham's certificate relating to
John Diplock. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed
letter [missing] from Sir Thomas Pelham and the Customs Officers
at Newhaven relating to some French wines and brandies forced on
shore there. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to
employ Jonathan Filks (a landwaiter for many years and at present
Comptroller of one of the warehouses for prohibited East India goods)
as surveyor of Cowes port loco Thomas Tye deceased.
John Jones as collector at Shoreham loco Francis Mose preferred
Francis Mose, Collector of Shoreham, as Collector at Chichester
and as one of the supervisors of the riding officers for the wool business
there, loco Samuell Binks preferred to be Customer of Southampton
Samuell Binks, Customer of Southampton port, to reside at
Portsmouth, a member of the said port, and to take on him the
collection of the Customs there with an [extra] allowance of 30l. per
an. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 392.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of Thomas King shewing that in August 1704 he imported in the
ship Indian King 102 hogsheads of tobacco and paid all Duties, but
two months after he entered 28 hogsheads for Rotterdam but they were
seized because he "had not allowed what was deducted upon the
importation for damage" : therefore prays a non pros in regard he is
of another trade and ignorant of what was fit to be done and left it to
his cooper. Reference Book VIII, p. 184.
Same to same of the petition of Geo. Nicholas Esq. survivor in
the grant to himself and William Rumbold of the office of Surveyor
General of the Customs Great and Small ; praying that in view of
his age and infirmity John Nicholas of All Cannings co. Wilts, may
be appointed his deputy. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners
for Prizes to depute Alexander Hamilton as Agent for Prizes to go
on board the Fleet that is now at the West Indies, William Burnaby
having declined same.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on said Hamilton's security.
He desires the passage of himself, clerk and servant on board the
pacquet boat till he shall arrive at the said fleet. He is a person of
consideration who has formerly lived in those parts. Warrants not
Relating to Money XIX, p. 117.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to sell by inch of
candle some small white French prize wines on the ships Uhlostad,
Peace dogger and Meure Mason on the petition of John Mascall,
Walter Devereux, and James Cheesley of London merchants.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on the petition of
said merchants. Ibid., p. 118.
Same by same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to make
forth commissions of inquiry as to derelict lands on the coast
between Wells and Walton in co. Norfolk and between Barton and
St. Mary in Co. Lincoln, as petitioned for by Capt. Davison, Robert
Roll and James Bengough.
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on
the petition of said Davison et al. In 1664 June 22 a grant passed
to the Countess of Peterborough of derelict lands on the coast of
Norfolk "which was never answered" and was of no advantage to the
grantees "that ever I heard of" and yet there were several
petitions for a reversion of that grant. The petitioners propose to
recover, embank and improve the lands. Due notice ought to be
given in the parish churches where the pretended particulars lie.
Ibid., pp. 119-120.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a
particular of the demesne of the manor of Berkhampstead in order
to an extension of lease therein to Mary Sayer, widow of John Sayer.
Prefixing : Surveyor General's report on Mary Sayer's petition for
same. Ibid., pp. 120-1.
Money order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Battely, Second Secondary
in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, for one year to Lady day
last on his fee for the execution of all Originals transcribed out of the
Court of Chancery into the Court of Exchequer. Order Book VI,
Same for 34l. 10s. 0d. to the Underkeepers of Richmond Park
for half a year to June 24 last. Ibid, p. 414.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal]
Officers of the Works to make such necessary alterations in the rooms
that shall be set apart in the Cockpit for the office of Secretary Harley
as he shall desire. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 136.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal up Lord Raby's
equipage at his lodgings at the Cockpit in Whitehall in order to
their transport to Prussia whither he is going Ambassador Extraordinary.
Appending : list of said goods. Ibid., pp. 137-8.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the
petition of Jane Bamber shewing that her late husband Capt. James
Bamber served in Lord Charlemont's Regiment from 1702 April 29
to Sept. 23 following as Lieutenant and from 23 Sept. to 1703 July 6
as Captain at which time he died at sea : therefore praying payment
of his arrears, she and her children being in great want. Reference
Book VIII, p. 184.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby, Vice Treasurer of Ireland.
It is represented to the Lord Treasurer of England by Mr. Jett, the
Register and Paymaster of Irish Debentures, that 11,000l. is wanting
towards satisfying the first year's interest on the said debentures,
and that he cannot finish his account thereof for want of the remaining
books out of Ireland relating thereto. Please cause the said
books to be transmitted hither and likewise an account of the money
remaining in your hands towards satisfying the said interest, together
with an abstract of the rents reserved on the forfeited lands in Ireland
that are still unsold "and are applicable thereto." Out Letters
(General) XVIII, p. 138.
Same to the Officers of the Ordnance to apply as follows the
20,700l. of principal money received by Harry Mordaunt on tallies
and orders on the first 3s. aid assigned to him by Charles Bertie
ut supra p. 393 and infra p. 427 and the 14,198l. 9s. 6d. received by
him for 8 per cent. interest thereon from 1696-7 Feb. 10 (the day the
said tallies were levied) to 1705 Sept. 6 the day they were so assigned
and the money thereon received (by said Mordaunt) making in all
34,898l. 9s. 6d. viz.
to complete 102,944l. 17s. 3¼d. for the
Ordnance proportion for sea services anno
to complete 70,973l. 13s. 9d. for the proportion
for land services anno 1703
in further part of 104,000l. for the Ordnance
quota for sea services anno 1703
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 19.
Treasurer Godolphin's instructions for the Paymaster and Comptroller
of the Million Lottery Tickets [under the Acts 5 Wm. and
Mary c. 7 and 4-5 Anne c. 18]. (1) The Paymaster is to certify the
Comptrollers what money is issued to him at the Exchequer and
when. (2) The Comptroller shall examine the tickets paid by the
Paymaster with the entries the Paymaster makes of the same and
shall see that the tickets so entered be duly cancelled : and
shall cast up the total of each day's payments in the Paymaster's
Cash Book and shall enter the totals in a book to be kept for that purpose
as a cheque on the Paymaster's payments. (3) The Paymaster
shall transmit to the Lord Treasurer monthly certificates of his
receipts, payments and remains of cash from Feb. 19 last. (4) At
the end of every week the Comptroller shall inspect the Paymaster's
cash and see that the balance "on each week's certificate" be
actually remaining in the Paymaster's Office. (5) The Paymaster
shall, at Michaelmas in every year, close his account of receipts and
payments and within three months thereafter shall deliver in his
accounts for declaration together with the vouchers. Warrants not
Relating to Money XIX, p. 11.