Warrant Book
October 1705, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: October 1705, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 424-437. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84835 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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October 1705, 1-15

October 2. Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men acting with the Allies anno 1705 : to be issued out of Contributions for Annuities : and is to be towards the subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces comprising said 40,000 men for 60 days from Oct. 24 inst. to Dec. 23 next, towards which 30,000l. has been already directed in part. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 15.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the executors of Lu. Lloyd one of the sureties of Morgan Whitley ; praying that 500l. already raised out of said Lloyd's estate may be accepted as a composition for his bond. Reference Book VIII, p. 185.
Same to same of the petition of Cha., Duke of Bolton et al., sureties of Thomas Cobb late Receiver General for co. Southampton, shewing that all his moneys on the fourth 4s. Aid have been duly answered : therefore praying that they may be empowered to make up his account. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transportation of the petition of Jo[h]n Golding et al. masters of several ships of Whitehaven lately in the Portugal service [the transport service to Portugal], shewing that the hire of same is unpaid from 1704 June 24 to 1705 April 19, that their ships have suffered very much in the said service and their men are pressing for their wages : therefore praying payment of so much as will enable them to pay the men and repair the ships. Ibid., p. 186.
October 3. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare for declaration the enclosed state [missing] of the account of John Brewer for one year to 24 June last as Receiver for Prizes. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 139.
October 4. Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. By the account you gave in August last the returned debentures which had come to your hands up to that time amounted only to 2225l. 19s. 6d. Please send an account of those returned since that date and call on all Agents who received debentures from you and have not accounted for same to bring in their accounts forthwith. Ibid., p. 153.
October 5. Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed account [missing] of money received and paid by Cha. Boucher for buying horses in Ireland for the Queen's service in Portugal : and also on the letter of the Lords Justices of Ireland on the petition of Jos. Kane, a clothier of that kingdom, touching clothes furnished for 200 men of Sir Richard Temple's Regiment. Ibid., p. 139.
October 9. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 82,295l. 10s. 2d. : the said sum representing the receipt between Sept. 11 last and Oct. 9 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. : 5729l. 14s. 6d. from Windows ; 2642l. 9s. 5½d. from Additional Impositions ; 2314l. 2s. 8d. from the new Duty on Paper Continued ; 25,596l. 13s. 1d. from new Customs ; 2344l. 6s. 4d. from Marriages ; 33,485l. 4s. 4d. from Continued Impositions ; 10,182l. 19s. 9½d. from salt and whale fins : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows viz. :
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 9th Oct., 1705. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 25914 5 8 1448 10
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 115928 9 3 10608 15
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 247153 10 8 23883 2 7
Second Quarterly Poll 89725 13 4 44465 13 4 2324 18 3
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 53716 15 5558 12 0
Salt 1711500 0 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 6015 0 4166 14
Additional Impositions 445177 7 177992 3 9 11593 5 10¾
Vellum, &c. 224114 7 99206 17 5836 7 7
Marriages 648000 0 0 162033 8 4 16875 3 10
4871611 8 0 932426 4 82295 10 2
Deduct 1711500 0 0
3160111 8 0
Money Book XVIII, p. 38.
Letter of direction for the following payments : out of Civil List funds : viz. 12l. 10s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Crown in the Court of Queen's Bench ; 10l. to the Foreign Apposer ; 10l. to the Comptroller of the Pipe. See supra p. 419. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 17.
Same for 23,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1705 : and is to be applied as follows viz. :
£
to Wages, being to pay off the men now in the Royal Ann, Triumph, and Albemarle which are ordered to be laid up 12000
to Victualling, towards answering bills of exchange, Necessary and Extra Necessary Money, Short Allowance Money and other Contingencies 11000
£23000
Ibid., p. 19.
October 10. Money order for 400l. to Henry Boyle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites. Order Book VI, p. 400. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for same quarter for keeping the several Registers of loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VI, p. 401. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 5l. to John Broadhurst, porter at the Exchequer Gate, for same quarter's attendance for the better securing her Majesty's treasure. Order Book VI, p. 404. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 133,040l. to the New East India Company for one year to 1706 Sept. 29 for their proportionable part of the yearly fund of 160,000l. as by 2 Million Act [9 Wm. III c. 44] and the Act for granting further Duties on Stamps etc. [9 Wm. III c. 25.]
26,960l. to the General Society trading to the East Indies for the like period for their proportionable share in the said yearly fund of 160,000l. Order Book VI, p. 402.
Money warrant for 100l. to Capt. John Bickford, Commander of the Neptune galley, as reward for bringing an express from the Earl of Peterborough, Capt. General of the Forces at Barcelona. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 31. Order Book VI, p. 399. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 75l. to William Weckett for 1705 Michaelmas quarter for disbursements and attendance in the Treasury Office : and 5l. to John Farra for carrying letters for same quarter. (Money order dated October 12 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 34. Order Book VI, p. 403. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill and incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for the quarter ended at Michaelmas 1705 : totals 1287l. 10s. 0d. and 1739l. 14s. 5d. respectively. Money Book XVIII, pp. 32, 33.
Same by same of the salary bill of the Customs for respectively London port and the Outports for same quarter : totals 6679l. 1s. 6d. and 9273l. 8s. 9d. Ibid., p. 34.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Petyt for half a year to 1705 Michaelmas for himself and three clerks on the allowance for digesting etc. the records in the Tower. (Money order dated Oct. 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 35, Order Book VI, p. 403. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 50l. to George Holmes for same half year as chief clerk under said Petyt in said work. (Money order dated Oct. 12 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 35. Order Book VI, p. 403. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for 1705 Michaelmas quarter on his salary. (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 36. Order Book VI, p. 400. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt to charge Harry Mordaunt with 34,898l. 9s. 6d. representing the principal (20,700l.) and the interest (14,198l. 9s. 6d. for 8 per cent. from 1696-7 Feb. 10 to 1705 Sept. 6) on 72 tallies and orders of loan on the first 3s. Aid which were levied in the name of Charles Bertie for the service of the Ordnance and were assigned by the said Bertie to the said Mordaunt ut supra p. 423.
Appending : list of said tallies and orders. Money Book XVIII, p. 36.
Money warrant for 120l. 1s. 5½d. to the Officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for last June 24 quarter on their respective salaries. Ibid., p. 37. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue and apply 8846l. 7s. 9½d. (being 7652l. 9s. 5d. of the 28d. per bushel on salt [as granted by 9 Wm. III, c. 44] and 1193l. 18s. 4½d. of Additional Stamp Duties [granted by 9 Wm. III, c. 25 and appropriated by the Two Million Act] both sums being surpluses remaining at Sept. 29 last after satisfying all annuities on the two millions to the East India Trade [as by the Two Million or East India Trade Act of 9-10 Wm. III. c. 44]) so far as the same will extend towards satisfying the orders of loan anno 1703 as they now stand registered in course and unsatisfied on the Subsidy Act 1 Anne c. 6 and the interest thereon. Money Book XVIII, p. 39.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter for making a particular account of the Customs etc. Ibid., p. 39.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill and salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for same quarter : totals 78l. 2s. 6d. and 207l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 40.
Money warrant for 35l. to the churchwardens of St. Botolph's London for 5 years to June 24 last on their perpetuity of 7l. per an. for the poor of said parish. Ibid., p. 41. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett, for last June 24 quarter on his several allowances as Lieut. Governor of the Bermudas. (Money order dated Oct. 12 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 42. Order Book VI, p. 404. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 30l. to Robert Bertie for three quarters to June 24 last on the pension for the life of Mary Cock. Money Book XVIII, p. 42. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Same for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter as Groom of the Stole and first Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Rachel, Marchioness of Hartington ; Ann, Countess of Abingdon ; Jane, Lady Hyde ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frechville ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Ann, Countess of Sunderland ; Lady Henrietta Godolphin ; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
125l. each to the following for same quarter as Women of the Bedchamber viz. Beata Danvers, Abigail Hill, Agneta Cooper, Margaret Feilding.
75l. each to the following for same quarter as Maids of Honour viz. Mary Stanhope, Mary Forrester, Elizabeth Collier, Ann Duncomb, Jane Kingdon, Letitia Frowde. (Money orders dated Oct. 10 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 44. Order Book VI, p. 405. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to John Dennis as a Queen's waiter London port. Money Book XVIII, p. 87.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Salt Office for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter : total 1135l.
the same quarter's salary bill of the Excise : total 5920l. 1s. 3d.
last June 24 quarter's incidents bill of the Excise : total 942l. 15s. 7¼d.
the same quarter's incidents bill of the Malt Duty Office : total 498l. 6s. 9¾d. Ibid., p. 61.
Letter of direction for 4000l. to Charles Fox to complete his orders for 8000l. for Antonio Alvarez Machado : to be issued out of the Queen's share of prizes : and is in full of said Machado's extraordinary loss of horses etc. ut supra p. 332. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 15.
Same for 25,333l. 6s. 8d. to James Brydges as in part of 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for her Majesty's proportion of subsidies to the Allies anno 1705 : to be issued out of funds as follows viz. 10,425l. of loans on Low Wines anno 1705 ; 3950l. of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy and 10,958l. 6s. 8d. of Contributions for Annuities : and is intended for the Duke of Savoy in further part of 160,000l. for his subsidy : and is to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen for the value of 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols of money of Piedmont at the exchange rate of 57 pence English per Crown : by him remitted to Turin for 2 months' subsidy to the said Duke from 4 Dec. 1705 to 2 Feb. 1705-6. Ibid., p. 16.
Same for 1500l. to William Lowndes : for Secret Service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
Same for 30,000l. to James Brydges in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705 : to be issued out of Contributions for Annuities : and is in further part of 126,612l. 18s. 6¼d. for 61 days Oct. 24 inst. to Dec. 23 next for subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces composing said 40,000 men : towards which 80,000l. has been already issued. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners for a statement of the debt due to the Victualling at Michaelmas last. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners and the Principal Officers of the Ordnance for the states of the debts in those Offices at said date). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 140.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The Lord Treasurer has not received from you an account of the application of about 22,000l. in debentures given by Parliament for discharging arrears to the pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, and the list of pensioners as requested Sept. 13 last supra p. 409. The poor widows and others do daily apply to my Lord Treasurer for payment. Please send the account and list without further delay. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Mauvillian, calico printer, shewing that a quantity of certain liquid compositions for staining calicoes which he has brought from Holland are seized on pretence that they are composed of gums which by Act of Parliament ought not to be disguised : therefore praying delivery of same. Reference Book VIII, p. 185.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay 312l. 5s. 10d. to Charles Bargrave, their Agent at Deal, as in satisfaction for services and disbursements, detailed, in connection with the prize Golden Pearle when she was brought into Sandwich, which he secured from the rude multitude who came to plunder and break her up upon pretence she was a wreck ; and also in connection with the vessels from Port St. Marys and Vigo ; and also in connection with prizes to the number of about 50 in their passage through the Downs to the river of Thames.
Prefixing : report from said Commissioners on said Bargrave's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 121, 124-5.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 20 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of the following particulars for furnishing the House of Peers viz. the forms and woolpacks to be new covered with crimson cloth and stufft ; one large Turkey carpet 5 yards square for the throne ; 2½ dozen of Turkey work chairs for the Prince's Room ; one close stool with a velvet seat for the Stool Room and 2 pans, with one yellow ground carpet ; the Painted Chamber rails to be covered with green bays ; the Lord Keeper's and Lord Treasurer's Rooms to be hung with green serge, and 12 Turkey work chairs [for same] ; the Lord Privy Seal's Inner Room to be hung with green serge, and 12 Turkey work chairs and one close stool with 2 pans ; the Bishops' Lobby to be hung with green serge ; in the Earl Marshal's Room 6 Turkey work chairs ; in the Lords' Smoking Room 2 dozen of pewter candlesticks with nozels, 1 dozen of snuffers and pans with 18 pewter chamber pots : to an estimate of 310l. Ibid., p. 125.
Same by same of a like warrant dated Sept. 20 to same for the provision of necessaries as follow for the new Council Chamber at St. James's viz. for the Lords' Withdrawing Room one dozen of Turkey work chairs and a carpet ; for the Lobby Room one dozen of Turkey work chairs ; a green carpet for the Office ; 2 large close stooles, 6 chamber pots, 12 brass candlesticks and snuffers, one cole basket and a dust basket both lined with double tin and a strong iron bound chest : to an estimate of 67l. Ibid., p. 126.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 18 last for mending and varnishing all the tables, stands, glasses, cabinets and sconces out of the lodgings at St. James's ; and putting up the new silver sconces in the Withdrawing Room and new silvering several others ; and 3 new oval glasses for sconces which were broke ; and carrying an Indian cabinet and 10 chairs from St. James's to Windsor and lining 2 writing tables with green velvet and gold galloone and making a cabinet of walnut tree and a corner cupboard of right Japan and 2 models for a little cabinet of walnut : to an estimate of 70l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 126.
Same by same of a like warrant dated Sept. 20 hereon for furniture for the House of Commons as follows viz. the Speaker's chair to be covered with green velvet and one long and one small cushion and footstool of green velvet with gold and silk fringe ; the seats of the House to be covered with green cloth and trim'd with silk fringe and new stuffed as usual, 2 window curtains of green serge to draw with strings ; one green cloth table carpet and a leather carpet to lay over it ; one back chair covered with green cloth and one high stool and 6 cushions suitable : in the Speaker's Room the table and stands to be new varnished ; 12 new cane chairs and 12 damask cushions to them ; one black leather close stool and 2 pans ; the closet to be hung with green printed stuff and a table carpet suitable ; in the Committee Rooms one large Persian carpet and 2 Turkey work carpets for the tables ; 3 elbow Turkey work chairs and 4 dozen of Turkey work back chairs and 12 large strong stands for candlesticks to stand upon in the House ; 5 clerks' desks and tables to be covered with green cloth ; 12 pewter chamber pots ; 3 dozen of large pewter candlesticks ; 2 dozen of extinguishers ; 2 dozen of snuffers and pans ; one large pewter chamber pot ; 12 brass candlesticks ; 6 hand brushes for to brush the seats and chairs and 2 long brushes to brush the ceilings : to an estimate of 395l. Ibid., pp. 126-7.
Warrant by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages co. Beds. to pay 70l. per an. salary to Thomas Wood as Surveyor of said Duties loco William Durham deceased : as from Sept. 29 last. (Commission dated October 10 to said Wood as such). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 4, 10.
Same to the Receiver General of same for co. Somerset and Bristol to pay 10l. per an. additional salary to Cha. Pembridge, surveyor of said Duties at Bristol and places adjacent : as from same date. Ibid., p. 10.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Ambrose Reddall of Eversholt co. Beds. as Receiver General of said Duties for co. Beds. ut supra p. 312.
Prefixing : report by the Agents for Taxes on said Reddall's petition proposing his securities. (Commission accordingly dated October 10 to said Reddall). Ibid., pp. 72-3.
October 11. Money warrant for 20l. to Gilbert Tillyard, clerk, for the charge of his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated October 11 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 42. Order Book VI, p. 404. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to report the easiest way of discharging William Hunt and Robert Orton on their recognizances for Harry Rowlate dated 1697 Oct. 7 ; and John Long from his recognizance of 20l. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 140.
J. Taylour to Samuel Ogle. The Lord Treasurer very readily complies with your request to come over to give your attendance at the new approaching session of Parliament. He desires you will be here at the opening of the session. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 72l. bounty to the widows and children of the boatmen accidentally drowned at Southampton on the Shoreham sloop under the command of John Culliford : viz. 7l. 10s. 0d. to each widow and 30s. for each child of John Parget (widow and one child), William Spencer (ditto), John Hide (widow and 3 children and big with child), John Whitway (ditto), Thomas Dammin (widow and 2 children and big with child), John Plaw (widow and 4 children and big with child) : John Frampton the eighth boatman being unmarried. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 393.
October 12. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the legacy of 600l. bequeathed to the Crown by Sir Wilfred Lawson bart. : all ut supra p. 230-1. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 461-2.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to Thomas, Earl of Westmorland of the office of Master Forester and Keeper of the Bailwick called Cliffe Bailwick and other offices in Rockingham Forest.
Appending : constat of the said offices made out by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., pp. 462-4.
Same dormant to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of her Majesty's pensions, to pay a pension or bounty of 100l. per an. to Mark Anthony Davisseins D' Moncall and Magdalene his wife or the survivor of them during pleasure as from June 24 last. Ibid., p. 455.
Orders under the royal sign manual to be observed by the Office of Works for the future. (1) All services in said Office to be done at the Board by all the four [Principal] Officers or at least 3, of which the Surveyor shall be one. (2) The Board to meet once a week ; (3) and to have a general meeting the second Tuesday of every month to consider accounts and prices. (4) All contracts for task work to be made at the Board. (5) When the Queen gives verbal orders to the Surveyor for any work for her immediate service he shall call a Board and present an estimate and no alterations and repairs are to be made by the Clerk of the Works without direction of the Board except for necessary causes or mending of gutters etc. which admit of no delay. (6) The Surveyor and 4 others attending the Queen in any progress are to certify the accounts. (7) The Clerk of the Works shall be nominated by the Surveyor but not displaced save by the Lord Treasurer. (8) The Board to make provision of stores when prices are cheap. The Clerk of each [royal] house to have the keeping of the stores brought in by the purveyor by warrant and to keep fair books thereof. (9) All materials to be provided only by the Purveyor. (10) All officers may appoint deputies but the deputy of the Surveyor is to be approved by the Lord Treasurer and the deputies of the other three members of the Board are to have the Lord Treasurer's warrant for their acting. (11) Warrants to the Purveyor for materials are to be signed by the Surveyor. (12) The Purveyor is to provide extra workpeople. (13) No officer to be an undertaker of any work. (14) Each Clerk of the Works may take a labourer of trust to his assistance and to look after stores, who shall be approved by the Surveyor and shall have his lodging and a dog in the store yard and an allowance of not more than 6d. a day more than the other labourers. (15) The Paymaster is to represent any difficulty to the Board and is to attend the monthly meeting and is to pay every month in course without preference or favour. (16) The riding charges of each officer to be ascertained at the Board. (17) The Clerks of the Works at the royal houses to be one for Whitehall, St. James's and Westminster who is to attend the Board at every meeting and take the minutes etc. : one for the Tower and Somerset House when it comes to the Crown : one for Hampton Court : one for Kensington : one for Newmarket : one for Winchester. (18) Details of the writing clerks which are to attend the Board. (19) The Clerks of the Works to measure all works etc. (20) Whereas the officers of our Works are servants in constant attendance and therefore have lodgings in Scotland Yard our order is that no officer shall let or lend his lodging without the concurrence of the majority of the other officers. (21) The allowances to the officers to continue as formerly till further order. (22) The Lord Treasurer to have power to make orders necessary upon occasion. (23) The Paymaster's accounts to be made up and passed according to the usual course of the Exchequer. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 465-8.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Thomas Walder of all the Crown's title to the several annuities of 50l., 24l., 60l., 39l. 19s. 6d., 18l. and 42l. which belonged to Richard Taylor, late Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets : which annuities were found by inquisition taken April 20 last at the Guildhall as in the hands of Thomas Lake in trust for said Taylor and which the said Lake by deed dated 1704 Sept. 19 assigned the first four thereof to Thomas Cole citizen and brewer of London by direction of said Taylor to secure payment of 1200l. and the last two thereof to Ben Hooper of London soapboiler to secure 800l. : and the said Walder has offered 114l. for the Crown's right and title to the said annuities, which is hereby accepted and is first to be paid. Ibid., pp. 469-71.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the recognizance entered into by William Hunt and Robert Orton as bail for Henry Row who was convicted 1697 July 15 at the Quarter Sessions at St. Albans for stealing a horse at Chipping Barnet.
and likewise the recognizance of John Long, tripeman, for his appearance to answer a charge of buying a mare stolen from John Gape in co. Middlesex about 10 years since : they being objects of compassion. Ibid., p. 471.
Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to Samuell Smithin, the Queen's goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate and other works delivered or to be delivered into the Jewell House. Ibid., p. 472.
Letter of direction for 40,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance : out of the surplus of Malt anno 1704 : and is to be half for Sea Service and half for Land Service of the Ordnance in further part of the quotas for the year 1704. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 20.
William Lowndes to Secretary Harley. The Lord Treasurer has laid before the Queen the case of Eliz. Muratt alias Cambolive (now in custody of a messenger) concerning the intestate estate of her brother Stephen Cambolive. I enclose Mr. Borrett's report thereon and unless there be other matters against her for the cause of imprisonment her Majesty orders her to be forthwith set at liberty. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 141.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer takes notice that in your letter of the 5th inst. relating to the Agents for Prizes in the West Indies, Pennsylvania and Maryland you give no opinion upon any of the matters therein. Please report what you conceive proper to be done in each particular, and do the same in future "without giving his lordship the trouble of sending back your memorial." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Thomas Pelham relating to some white wines at Newhaven. Ibid.
Instructions by Treasurer Godolphin to be observed by the Paymaster and Comptroller of the Malt Lottery tickets. (1) The Paymaster is to certify to the Comptroller all moneys received. (2) the Comptroller shall inspect and control all the Paymaster's accounts of receipts and payments and shall see the paid tickets duly cancelled and shall cast up the total of each day's payment in the Paymaster's Cash Book and enter the totals in a cheque account. (3) The Paymaster shall send to the Lord Treasurer periodic certificates of his receipts, payments and remains, which certificate the Comptroller shall from time to time examine and sign. (4) At the end of every week the Comptroller shall inspect the Paymaster's cash and verify the cash balance in each week's certificate. (5) The Paymaster shall close his accounts at Michaelmas and deliver same for declaration within three months thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 127.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to provide new liveries for several officers at arms in Ireland (the King at Arms, Athlone Pursuivant, 6 trumpets, a kettledrum and 3 Pursuivants attending the State) at an estimate not exceeding 820l., the existing liveries having been worn for 4 years and become unserviceable. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 369.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to Sir Patrick Dunn, Dr. in Physick, of the office of Physician General of the Army in Ireland, with the usual fee or entertainment of 10s. a day as allowed since the Restoration : he having petitioned in 1704 representing that there is an Hospital in Dublin for the sick and infirm of the army and that no physician has been appointed to attend them since the Queen's accession : the said Dunn being qualified for skill and great experience in the said office when he was Physician to the Army in the late war in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 369-70.
Royal warrant to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to insert a pension of 5s. a day on the Irish Establishment for James Fountain, clerk, in consideration of his good services ut supra p. 260 : to be paid as from Sept. 29 last. Ibid., p. 371.
Same to same to pay out of the Irish revenue at large the sum of 732l. 19s. 6d. for extraordinary payments, detailed, on Military Contingencies anno 1705 : by reason that of the established allowance for Military Contingencies there remains only 117l. 12s. 5½d. unissued, to answer all occasions from Aug. 2 last to the end of the present year. Ibid., p. 372.
Same to same to contract in Ireland for a small quantity of small arms to be made and provided there, to wit fusees for Dragoons at 1l. 2s. 0d. each, carbines at 1l. 3s. 0d. each and pistols at 1l. 4s. 0d. per pair : the contract to be for 600 of each and not to exceed 2070l. Ibid., p. 373.
Same to same to collect only the single Additional Duty on tobacco and several other goods under the Acts of the first and second Session of the present Parliament there. The Act in the second Session commences the 29th Sept. last whereas the first does not expire till Nov. 9 next so that there would otherwise be two concurrent additional Duties for the overlapping period Sept. 29 to Nov. 9 : the Revenue Commissioners Ireland having apprehended that it would not be to her Majesty's service to insist on both Duties. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 1765l. to the officers as follows of the Two Houses of Parliament in Ireland for the last Session of Parliament, being the usual allowance on the like occasions viz. :
£
To Sir Richard Cox as Lord Chancellor and Speaker of the House of Peers 500
to the Speaker of the House of Commons 500
to the Clerk of the Hanaper 70
to the Clerk of the Council for his fees on 24 Public Bills 120
to the Attorney General of England for usual fees or allowances relating to Bills passed in Ireland 100
to the Solicitor General of England for same 100
to the Officers of the [Privy] Council in England for same 50
to the Officers of the Secretaries of State in England for same 25
to the Clerk of the Crown, in England, for same 50
to the several Clerks of the Attorney and Solicitor General, the Council and Crown Office in England, for same 55
for other contingent charges in England relating to the said Irish Public Bills 35
for the charge of 2 expresses and their attendance above 7 weeks in London 160
£1765
Ibid., p. 374.
Same to same to take the sum of 4535l. 5s. 5¼d. from the head of Concordatums anno 1705 and place same on the revenue at large for same, by reason that the allowance for Concordatums for the present year is already exceeded by the sum of 2390l. 17s. 5½d. and it is necessary to ease the said heading : the said 4535l. 5s. 5¼d. representing payments, detailed, between Jan. 1 last and Aug. 2 last on Fortifications, buildings, Parliament and extraordinaries annis 1704 and 1705. Ibid., pp. 377-8.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin by William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the petition of Micajah Perry and company on behalf of Mr. Bird as by the order of reference of Aug. 2 last supra p. 371. The said Mr. Byrd is now possessed of one of the most considerable estates in Virginia and has had an education answerable to the employment of Receiver General of her Majesty's revenues in Virginia. He may be very fit for the said employment. A royal sign manual countersigned by your Lordship will be a proper and sufficient authority in this behalf on his giving security in England in 6000l. (which may be the yearly product of her Majesty's revenue under his care) : and likewise in 6000l. in Virginia.
Prefixing : copy of the said order of reference of Aug. 2 last. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 277-8.
October 13. William Lowndes to Lady Beeston, executrix to Sir William Beeston. It appears by the Earl of Ranelagh's account that 10,000l. was paid by him to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance for letters of credit given by them 1694-5 Jan. 17 for 11,500l. payable to Sir William Beeston in Jamaica for the services of the Forces there. Please inform the Lord Treasurer to whom the said 11,500l. was paid over and what vouchers you have for the same. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 141.
October 14. Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing a certificate [missing] from Mr. Holt, Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs, to wit of the gross produce in England of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. How far have the said sums been accounted for? Ibid, p. 142.
October 15. Letter of direction for 895l. 3s. 5d. to John How on his order for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1703 : whereof 850l. to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches and 45l. 3s. 5d. out of the 25 per cent. on French goods : and is to be applied as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service anno 1703
for Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiment on account of their pay to 1703 Dec. 24 and is to be paid over to Col. Rivers for levy money and clothing for 77 men delivered by him to Erle's Regiment 484 2 9
for Brigadier Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment on account of their pay and is to be paid over to Sir Charles Hare for clothing and accoutrements for 50 recruits delivered by him to Hamilton's Regiment 176 13 4
for several respits on the late Lord Lucas's Regiment between 25 Dec. 1702 and 24 June following ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 555 234 7 4
£895 3 5
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 20.
William Lowndes to the Duke of Northumberland. In your letter of the 11th inst. you desire an allowance for holding a Swainmote Court in Windsor Forest. The Lord Treasurer commands me to say that by the forest laws Swainmote Courts are to be held in all forests and he believes they are kept accordingly but there is no precedent for an application for money for the charge thereof and the paying of it here would be of ill consequence. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 142.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Rumbold shewing that he has the moiety of the office of Surveyor General of the Customs under a grant from Charles II and that Geo. Nicholas who has the other moiety is incapacitated by age and sickness : therefore praying to be appointed to do the duty thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 185.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the 4 Regiments that arrived in Ireland from the West Indies praying that 10 weeks' subsistence sent over with Brigadier Columbine and paid to the said Regiments may be charged to the whole Regiments and not to the surviving parts which returned "as hath been done by a state of those Regiments by Mr. Vincent and Mr. Cartwright" ; and that the Officers may be paid according to the posts they served in at their return from the West Indies although by reason of the said Brigadier's death their commissions were not signed. Ibid., p. 186.
William Blathwayt to William Lowndes. According to my Lord Treasurer's directions I have prepared the state of an accompt of the revenue of New York from 31 July 1703 (the time of Mr. Bierly's entering upon the office of Receiver General there) to 29 Sept. 1704. But Mr. Bierly himself is now lately arrived from New York with his further accompt and prays that the same may be made up to the time of his leaving that office in the hands of Fauconier who is appointed by my Lord Cornbury to execute the same. I am therefore preparing an accompt for the whole time of said Bierly's management.
I have received letters from Sir Bevill Granvill acknowledging receipt of the Lord Treasurer's letter of Jan. 22 last for recovery of so much of the prize money as shall be found in the hands of the Provost Marshal, who is thereupon ordered by Sir Bevill Granvill to be prosecuted for the same by the Agent of the Prizes Commissioners upon the death of Mr. Charles Thomas, late Receiver of the Casual Revenue there whose final account I am expecting from his executors in a short time.
I also enclose a report to my Lord Treasurer relating to the office of Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues in Virginia which please lay before him as soon as you think fit ; as that office continues vacant and the ships bound to those parts remain yet at Portsmouth. P.S. Mr. Lillington, late one of the Council of Barbados, was fined there 2000l. current money at a Court of Oyer and Terminer, for raising sedition. He has paid same : but there being an appeal brought before her Majesty in Council I do not trouble his Lordship at present in that matter. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 278-9.