Warrant Book
October 1705, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: October 1705, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 437-454. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84836 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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October 1705, 16-31

October 16. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant or lease to John Incledon and Anne his wife of the office of Keeper of the Queen's Royal House at Westminster with all lodgings, fees and advantages thereto : with a covenant for a release to the Crown of the sum of 237l. 6s. 8d. due to them before 1701-2 March 8 on an ancient allowance of 6s. 8d. a day in respect of said office.
Appending : constat of said office and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : said release dated Oct. 18 by said Incledons of said debt. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 475-6, 476-7.
Money warrant for 20l. to Samuel Gray, clerk, for the charge of his passage to Maryland whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 16 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 43. Order Book VI, p. 406. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1705 Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill, detailed, and incidents bill, detailed, for one year to 1705 June 24 of the Prize Office : totals 2167l. 16s. 10d. and 1563l. 6s. 4d. respectively. Money Book XVIII, pp. 45, 46.
Money warrant for 68l. 8s. 9d. to Richard Colinge and John Cox, the two Keepers of the Council Chamber, for three quarters of a year to June 24 last on their fees of 2s. 6d. a day each. Ibid., p. 47. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Same for 100l. to Henry Baker, Treasury Solicitor, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his allowance. (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 47. Order Book VI, p. 407. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Same for 125l. to William Borret for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance in lieu of termly fees. (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 47. Order Book VI, p. 436. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Money warrant for 50l. each to William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch for same quarter's salaries as Agents for Taxes. (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 47. Order Book VI, p. 407. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir Charles Hedges and Robert Harley for same quarter's allowance or salary as Secretaries of State. (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 47. Order Book VI, p. 407. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Same for 25l. to John Roos gent for half a year to June 24 last on his salary as Chief Engraver of her Majesty's signets, seals, stamps and arms. Money Book XVIII, p. 48. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. for last Sept. 29 quarter as messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. (Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 16l. 3s. 4d. to same for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs). Money Book XVIII, p. 48. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Letter of direction for 23,928l. 12s. 9¾d. to John How : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1705 : for services as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 61 days' clearings for the Troops and Regiments in England from June 25 last to Aug. 24 last 8674 1 1
for the pay of the several Garrisons for the same time 1989 8
for the pay of [the regiment in] Jersey and Guernsey for 61 days to 24 June last 122 0 0
for 61 days' clearing for Col. Mordaunt's Regiment for same time 817 2 11
for clearing the additional men to the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers from the days of raising to the same time 218 5 0
for the pay of the Captain General and General Staff Officers for 25 April last to Aug. 24 last 3328 2
for one quarter's allowance to Sept. 29 last for Contingencies 1984 12 11
in further part of 5000l. for the Invalids anno 1705
for 61 days' pay to the 4 Companies of Invalids from June 25 last 515 6 5
for the pay of the reduced Invalids for same time 174 2 1
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1705
to clear Col. Rook's Regiment from 25 Aug. last to Sept. 21 last 314 8 4
for 33 days' subsistence for Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiment from Sept. 22 last to Oct. 24 inst. 869 13 9
for 61 days' clearings for Lord Paston's Regiment to Aug. 24 inst. 394 4 9
for clearings for Col. Livesay's and Col. Whetham's additional Companies for same time 182 5 0
to clear Col. Whetham's 10 Companies from Feb. 25 last to April 24 last 279 10 0
in further part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 additional men for sea service anno 1705
to clear Col. Breton's Regiment from the days of raising to June 24 last 750 15 1
for 61 days' clearings to said Regiment from June 25 last to August 24 last 2319 5 5
for subsistence on account to the Regiments of Colonels Rivers, Hamilton, Ellyot, Charlemont, Brigadier Gorge and Col. Caulfeild (gone with the Earl of Peterborough) to supply several Officers in England by leave from the Queen, and the wives and families of others in service 998 9 6
£23928 12
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 21.
William Lowndes to Mr. Methuen. A petition of Joseph Boit has been sent to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary Hedges for 1855 dollars on a bill signed by the Prince of Hesse Darmstadt for the value of a parcel of lead which he [Boit] supplied to said Prince at Gibraltar when the garrison there was in the greatest pressure of the seige and in extreme want of lead ; as also your letter of July 30 last representing that petitioner's case is very particular and the loss he has suffered very great. The Lord Treasurer approves of your paying him the said 1855 dollars and you are to add it to the account of the money paid by you for Gibraltar. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 142.
Same to the Duke of Somerset enclosing a letter [missing] from Sir Christopher Wrenn relating to a building in Scoltand Yard adjoining the wall of your garden. Ibid., p. 143.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland for a certificate what money is come in or like to come in on the fund appropriated [by 2-3 Anne c. 19] for the first year's interest on debentures unsatisfied from the Forfeited Estates in Ireland. Ibid.
October 16, 17 & 19. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Burgoine (a landwaiter at Plymouth) as Surveyor of Falmouth loco William Carthew deceased.
Richard Tregagle as Comptroller on the warehousekeeper for prohibited East India goods loco Jonathan Filks removed to be Surveyor of Cowes port.
John Hatch as tidesman in the inferior list London port loco William Edwards deceased.
Joseph Roberts as tidesman in Yarmouth port loco Robert Pitcher deceased.
Richard Clerk as tidesman in the inferior list London port.
Mathew Tretane as tidesurveyor in London port loco Joell Burton deceased.
Ralph Hancock as coastwaiter ibid. loco said Tretane removed ut supra.
Thomas Row as a tidesman in the superior list ibid. loco Robert Downing deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 392, 394.
October 16. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Millicent, Receiver General for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely, for allowance of 506l. 6s. 0d. for extraordinary expenses in sending to the Exchequer under strong guards 70,093l. 10s. 11d. of Land Tax moneys annis 1702 and 1703. Reference Book VIII, p. 186.
Same to same of the petition of Walter Acton praying to be appointed Receiver of Taxes for part of co. Lincoln loco John Coxall lately deceased. Ibid.
Same to William Blathwaite of the petition of Antho. Hodges, Lieut. Gov. of Montserrat, praying a privy seal for 200l. per an. to him as intended by her Majesty : he alleging that he has received no presents from the Assemblies since his arrival in that island. Ibid.
Report to the Queen by Treasurer Godolphin on the petition of Elizabeth, widow of Henry Winstanley shewing that her late husband for the greater preservation of shipping expended about 5000l. in building the late lighthouse upon the rock called the Eddystone near Plymouth which was to have been repaid him together with 50l. a year for 50 years as a reward for the extraordinary service and invention thereof, out of all such shipping as daily received the benefit thereof: that about 2000l. was reimbursed him before the late dreadful storm blew down the same wherein her said late husband lost his life and all the profits thereby and left the petitioner a very disconsolate widow without any support. I referred her petition to Trinity House and append their report. Petitioner is a fit object of compassion. Any provision for her may be placed on the Establishment of the Navy.
Appending : said report of the Deputy Master, Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House of Deptford Strond dated Oct. 3 inst. Petitioner's late husband Henry Winstanley did, under the authority of this Corporation, undertake at his own charge to erect a lighthouse on the Eddystone, a rock off Plymouth Sound and after many almost insuperable difficulties and with frequent hazards of his life did to the great satisfaction and benefit of navigation complete the same in the beginning of 1699 but after the said lighthouse had for near 5 years withstood all other violences of wind and sea to which it was so much exposed it fell under the irresistible force of the great storm [November 1703] and its founder, the petitioner's husband, was lost. In building, repairing and maintaining same he disbursed 6814l. 17s. 6d. wholly at his own charge and during the time that it stood and Duty was payable thereunto he received 4721l. 19s. 3d. thus leaving a deficit of 2092l. 18s. 3d. besides about 1000l. which petitioner alleges he expended but of which the vouchers are lost. We conceive her a fit object of royal compassion. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 128-9.
Nomination and approval by Treasurer Godolphin of Dudley Diggs as deputy in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia to William Blathwayte, Surveyor and Auditor General of all her Majesty's Revenues arising in America. Ibid., p. 129.
Warrant by same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to appoint Christo[pher] Crow, her Majesty's Consul at Leghorn, to be agent for prizes there loco Dr. Newton recommended thereto ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 483, at a quantum meruit, who has not thought fit to give any security or make any application for his deputation. The said Crow is to act at a quantum meruit for his service. Ibid., p. 130.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to add the following items to the present Establishment of Ireland in accordance with the proposal in the said Lord Lieutenant's letter of Sept. 20 last : viz.
in the Military List
military incidents for fire and candle for Dublin Town Guard 48l. per ann.
for Limerick Town Guard 48l. "
for Galway [Garrison] 20l. "
for Cha[rles] Fort 40l. "
for Athlone [Garrison] 10l. "
166l.
£ s. d.
Half pay Officers
Capt. George Hart 3s. a day (recommended by the Prince) 54 15 0
Capt. John Park, ditto ditto 54 15 0
Lieut. Math. FitzWilliams, 2s. a day ditto 36 10 0
Lieut. Stafford Leyburn, ditto ditto 36 10 0
Lieut. John Cook, ditto ditto 36 10 0
Capt. George Gregory 54 15 0
Capt. John McCormuck 54 15 0
Capt. Stephen Miller 54 15 0
Lieut. Nich. Holmes 36 10 0
£419 15 0
£ s. d.
French Pensions
of which some have served the Government well and others [are] in great necessity Peter Durand, 4s. a day 73 0 0 per ann.
John Thomas, 3s. a day 54 15 0 "
Lewis de St. Lawrens, 2s. 6d. a day 45 12 6 "
Mary Ann Sermen, 2s. a day 36 10 0 "
Olimpe Lamotte, 1s. 6d. a day 27 7 6 "
Ann Thermin, 1s. a day 18 5 0 "
£255 10 0
(Total addition 841l. 5s. 0d. per an.)
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 375-6.
On this day, upon Treasurer Godolphin's nomination, Mr. William Blathwayt signed and sealed a deputation to Dudley Digges Esq. to be Deputy Surveyor and Auditor of her Majesty's Revenue in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 281.
October 17. William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to attend the Attorney General for his opinion touching the disposition of the overplus of the 3700l. per week of the Excise granted 12 Wm. III [12-13 Wm. III, c. 12]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 143.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Holbeck relating to his demand of 70l. as a reward for his discoveries. Is it reasonable to allow him more than he has already received? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Horsepoole of London merchant praying time for payment of his 165l. wine bond, he having been a considerable trader in sugars, tobacco etc. but has had great losses by sea and fire. Reference Book VIII, p. 186.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Haire of East Greenwich brewer praying that his Excise debt of 200l. may be discharged out of the 568l. due to the petitioner's father [in law] Richard Bulkley deceased for cloth served into the Great Wardrobe for the use of Charles II ; petitioner being miserably poor. Ibid., p. 187.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Antho. Saladin et al. shewing that the effects of Huguetan (which are found to be in her Majesty by inquisition) being bills to the value of 35,000l. belong to petitioners who are natives and citizens of Geneva : therefore praying relief. Ibid.
October 18. Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, being 15l. for himself for last Sept. 29 quarter and 5l. for a messenger. Order Book VI, p. 406.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay the annuity of 10l. for the lives of Johanna and Catherine Le Clee daughters of Reyner Le Clee on the copy of the original order no. 739 dated 1694 June 6, the said original being so defaced that no further direction can be made thereon. Ibid., p. 407.
Letter of direction for 4655l. 19s. 9½d. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : for last Sept. 29 quarter for payment of the Queen's pensions etc. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 22.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mathew Fetherston, merchant of Newcastle, shewing that he was employed by Hen. Johnson of London merchant to buy the cargo of the Margaretta, condemned in Doctors Commons as prize but soon after it was proved that the ship and cargo was taken by collusion, whereupon Johnson went off and petitioner is prosecuted as if he had been really the owner of the goods whereas he acted only as a factor and was no way privy to the collusion : therefore praying stay of process. Reference Book VIII, p. 187.
Same to same of the petition of Cha. Henshaw merchant shewing that because of 2 bales of Turkey silks being in the lading of the ship Nostra Seigniora Vigne and St. Roca the ship (of 50 guns) and cargo are seized : that petitioner gave notice of said bales : therefore praying a non pros. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Cha. Maris setting forth his services in taking Sir Geo. Maxwell for whom 1000l. was offered but he had no reward ; likewise in going to Dunkirk to get information about a ship belonging to Newcastle laden with wine and prohibited goods to the value of 400l. which was thereon condemned : therefore praying restoration of his goods, he being prosecuted for an embezzlement of Alamode silk [the embezzlement being done] by his son who is dead. Ibid., p. 188.
October 19. Royal letters patent constituting William Byrd as Receiver General of all her Majesty's Revenues, Duties and Imposts arising within the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to answer and pay same towards the support of the Government there according to warrants from the Lieut. and Governor General thereof "our revenue of Quit Rent only excepted" : with power to take to his own use 3 per cent. on all his receipts. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 500-1. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 134-5. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 286-8.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt to apply the surplus which will arise at Dec. 25 next of the 3700l. per week of the Excise (as by the Act of 12-13 Wm. III c. 12 after repayment of the 820,000l. loans as therein and interest thereon) towards the discharge of the loans on Several Subsidies granted by 1 Anne c. 6.
Appending : statement of opinion by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, that said overplus is in her Majesty's disposal to make good such deficiencies. Money Book XVIII, pp. 49-50.
Money warrant for 20l. to James Arbuthnott, clerk, for the charge of his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 50. Order Book VI, p. 401. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Same for 87l. 8s. 4d. to the officers, detailed, of Hampton Court for half a year to 1705 Michaelmas on their several fees and allowances. (Money order dated Oct. 23 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 51-2. Order Book VI, pp. 408-9. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 23.
Letter of direction for 4200l. to the Navy Treasurer, 2934l. thereof out of loans on Low Wines anno 1705 and the remaining 1266l. out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy anno 1705 : and is to be paid to Mr. Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, for ready money subsistence to the prisoners for the months of Sept., Oct. and Nov. 1705 : three fifths thereof to be charged to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling. (William Lowndes dated Oct. 24 to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of said 4200l. accordingly). Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 22, 23.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to Mr. Tailer, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands : out of Civil List moneys : in further part of 20,000l. for building at Woodstock, making 16,000l. issued thereon. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 22.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Thomas Littleton concerning a reversionary annuity of 40l. purchased by him to take effect after the lives of Thomas Corbett and Mary his wife, the tally and order for which are refused to be delivered to him for that Thomas Corbett happened to be dead at the time of purchase. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of the Danish Envoy at his lodgings in Lyle Street in order to their transport to Denmark. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 143.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] of Mr. Jett (Register and Paymaster of the debentures remaining unsatisfied from the Forfeited Estates in Ireland) on the petition of the Company for making Hollow Sword Blades. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to Lieut. Gen. Erle. The Lord Treasurer has read your letters of yesterday with the papers therein but finds that they relate to fortifications at Gibraltar, which he looks upon as a matter more proper to be laid before a Secretary of State. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple. The Prizes Commissioners have proposed for circular letters to be sent to the respective Governors of the Plantations to assist the Agents for Prizes there and to interpose in all differences between the said Agents and Captains of her Majesty's men of war. The Lord Treasurer approves and desires the Board of Trade to prepare such letters for the Queen's signature. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett enclosing the report from the Prizes Commissioners desiring Admiralty directions to the respective agents for Prizes and Commanders of men of war in the West Indies etc. relating to prizes. The Lord Treasurer approves and desires such directions etc. to be given.
Appending : abstract of said report dated July 27 last after consultation with Mr. Blathwayte, Sir John Cook, Dr. Oldys and Mr. Crawley, Register of the High Court of Admiralty, for the better management of prizes brought into foreign parts. The pretended authority assumed by the Courts of Admiralty in the Plantations of judging of prizes taken by the Queen's ships of war in these parts is the principal occasion of the disorders committed there. We therefore propose that the Agents for Prizes be authorised by Admiralty commission to examine the prisoners and papers on board any prizes in order to a legal proceeding against such ships and to inventory and appraise same upon the oaths of 5 men and then to sell same publicly and remit the proceeds : and that the Commanders of her Majesty's ships be ordered to proceed accordingly by delivering the said prize ships by indenture to the said Agents &c. Ibid., p. 145.
Same to Mr. Warters, Solicitor for the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty. The wines on the prize White Pearl are to be brought to London for sale but notice is to be given of their arrival and they are to be put up for sale in small lots to encourage a greater number of buyers. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners). Ibid., p. 146.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the petition of the clothiers of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal and Holland setting forth that 14 months' offreckonings will be due to them the 24th inst. (The like letter to Mr. Fox). Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for a commission to Sir Thomas Putt and 6 others detailed to enquire into frauds and abuses in the taxes in co. Devon and Exeter.
Prefixing : form of said commission. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 207-9.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to bring to London for sale by auction the Bordeaux wines taken in the ship White Pearl lately landed out of her at Penzance, being consigned to the very person of Penzance who was to supply the privateer with stores.
Prefixing : the said Commissioners' report on Mr. Warters's memorial concerning same. We do not think that a capture so circumstanced is entitled to the privilege of a prize. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 395-6.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of William Bird proposing his sureties, detailed, as Receiver of Revenues in the Colony of Virginia. Reference Book VIII, p. 187.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite of the petition of Col. Farmer's executors as late President of Barbados, shewing that they have received the 317l. 15s. 10d. out of Sir Bevil Granville's salary but not the 93l. 2s. 11d. out of Lord Grey's salary nor the 177l. 10s. 6d. out of Mr. Crow's, neither of those Governors having received the said salary : therefore praying payment out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty [of the amounts so remaining unreceived]. Ibid., p. 188.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to empower Alexander Hamilton, now going as Agent for Prizes in the West Indies, to allow an encouragement not exceeding a fifth part, to all such as shall discover embezzlements of prize goods there "which are or shall be committed before the arrival of him the said Alexander Hamilton at the Fleet but in no other case whatsoever."
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners proposing said allowance of reward. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 130.
Same by same to same to appoint Thomas Baker as chief clerk in the office of the Secretary for Prizes loco Robert Caldwell who was thereto appointed Jan. 22 last but who since August 18 last has declined same.
Prefixing : report ut supra. Ibid., p. 132.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to levy a tally and draw an order in order to the purchase of a new reversion in lieu of a surrendered tally and order for a reversionary annuity on the Excise purchased by Lancelot Keate on the reversion of Ann Ward, a nominee for an annuity of 14l. thereon, she having died in April 1695 but the reversion not bought till 1698 Sept. 8 by the Earl of Ranelagh (who assigned to said Keate) the said purchase being inoperative as the said annuity was then extinct. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 131.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Salt Duties to make allowances, detailed, in the accounts of Maximilian Talbott, late Collector of Excise and Salt for co. Northumberland.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on said Talbott's petition. Ibid., pp. 132-4.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Williams of lands in co. Monmouth being part of the lands of John Edmonds and Henry Edmonds outlaws. Ibid., p. 135.
[?] The like for a same to Robert Greame of lands in co. Yorks part of the lands of Henry Wolfe, extended for debt. Ibid.
October 19. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Nettervill setting forth that Charles II, in consideration of the services and sufferings of his family granted him 480l. per an. out of the revenue of Ireland for life and that he hath not as yet received any part thereof : therefore praying a pension on the Irish Establishment. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 379.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin by William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the petition of Anthony Hodges praying a privy seal for his salary of 200l. per an. as Lieut. Governor of Montserrat. (The report is on the lines of that concerning Col. John Yeamans, Lieut. Governor of Antigua supra p. 330). Out Letters (Plantations) II, p. 280.
October 22. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1065l. due from Sir William Fleming of Rydal, co. Westmorland. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Receipt dated Nov. 9 for tallies for said discharge accordingly). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 473. Money Book XVIII, p. 65.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Edward Tennison, Treasurer to the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty : without account : for and towards the charges incident to the execution of the trust reposed in the said Governors by the letters patent or charter of incorporation dated 1704 Nov. 3. (Money warrant dated Oct. 25 hereon). (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 478. Money Book XVIII, p. 56. Order Book VI, p. 413.
Money order for 13l. 6s. 8d. to John Cook, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for last June 24 quarter on his fees and allowances for keeping etc. the records concerning Recusants' Forfeitures etc. Order Book VI, p. 385.
Treasury reference to William Blathwayte of the petition of Robert Livingston, for payment of the salary grown due in her Majesty's reign to him as "Secretary of the Indian affair" in the Province of New York, amounting to 350l. and a further 394l. 5s. 9d. disbursed by him to defray the incident charges of the garrison at Albany in that Province. Reference Book VIII, p. 201.
October 23. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household : as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary expenses of the Household. (Privy seal dated Oct. 31 hereon). (Money warrant dated Nov. 3 hereon). (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 472, 482. Money Book XVIII, p. 58. Order Book VI, p. 410.
Same to same for a same for 40,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money warrant dated Nov. 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Oct. 30). (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 473. Money Book XVIII, p. 65. Order Book VI, p. 411.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of John Howe for the present year 1705 as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons the sum of 12,000l. representing several bills of exchange drawn on him by John Methuen Esq., Ambassador Extraordinary to Portugal, being the value of 40,000 milreis at 6s. per milrei taken up by him at Lisbon for the Queen's service which he paid over to Henry Vincent, the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces employed in the expedition under the Earl of Peterborough, to be issued by him according to the directions of said Earl. The present warrant is by reason that it cannot yet appear to the said Howe to what particular services relating to the said expedition the said sum is or will be applied. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 474.
William Lowndes to Mr. Morrice enclosing an extract of a letter from Ambassador Methuen dated Sept. 19 last concerning bills drawn on him by the Prince of Hesse. Please send the Lord Treasurer a list of said bills and the service each was drawn for.
Appending : said extract. The said bills are a great many and not paid for the sum of 30,000 pieces of Eight including notes of his hand. This money hath been really taken up by the Prince from honest well meaning merchants who brought merchandise to the place "or else from merchants here" and it seems very hard that those who really furnished the Prince with money in such an exigence bona fide should be ruined. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 147.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to report what is proper to be done for the security of the public in relation to the counterfeit tickets in the possession of Mrs. Crompton which Mr. Arnold, the Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, desires may be delivered over by her. Ibid., p. 148.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of Thomas Jenkins, searcher of Chichester port, for reward for his seizures of French lustrings and wool. Reference Book VIII, p. 188.
October 24. Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity for the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 53. Order Book VI, p. 408. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 25.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay to the executors of Dr. Titus Oates the 300l. annuity or yearly pension granted by the patent of 1698 July 30, for the lives of him and Rebecca his wife.
In the margin : a later confirmation dated 1710 Nov. 22 of this warrant. Money Book XVIII, p. 54.
Money warrants for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, and 35l. to Sir Simon Harcourt, Solicitor General, for half a year's salaries to Sept. 29 last. Money Book XVIII, p. 56. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 25.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe for one year to June 24 last on their respective fees payable out of the Customs : to wit 63l. 2s. 0d. to William, Visct. Cheyne, Clerk of the Pipe and to the Secondary and sworn clerks in that Office ; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe, 11l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer. Money Book XVIII, p. 57.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Transports to make allowance to Mich. Mitford, of London merchant, owner of the ship Three Pilgrims, of 12s. a ton per month from 1702 Dec. 1 (being the day the said ship was fitted out at Portsmouth) to the time of her discharge in the Thames.
Prefixing : report of the said Commissioners on the petition of said Mitford. The said ship 402¼ tons Richard Newman, Commander, was chartered for 3 months at 11s. per ton per month on condition she should not be sent between the Tropics "which we presume induced the petitioner to let his ship at a smaller rate than we were to pay others" after having been at Port St. Marys and Vigo she returned to London and was thence sent to the West Indies with Forces under convoy of Vice Admiral Graydon. We paid other ships 12s. per ton per month which went on the same Expedition. Ibid., pp. 57-8.
Letter of direction for 13,616l. 5s. 4d. to John How : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1705 : to be applied as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 28 days' subsistence from Oct. 25 inst. to Nov. 21 next for the Troops and Regiments in England 11402 10 4
in further part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men for sea service
for subsistence for same time to the Regiments of Sir Cha. Hotham, Col. Breton and Col. Soames 2213 15 0
£13616 5 4
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 24.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on Ambassador Methuen's letter dated Sept. 26 last new style concerning Duties demanded for arms, ammunition and material sent for to England by the King of Portugal "whilst his [Portugal] Majesty lets all those things which belong either to the Queen or are for the use of the Officers and soldiers pass free of all Duties."
Appending : extract of said letter. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 147.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the King of Prussia's Ambassador. Ibid., p. 148.
Same to the Transports Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft agreement [missing] between Edward Dummer and the Postmaster General for transporting soldiers to the West Indies by the pacquet boats. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Baker (one of the riding officers for the wool business at East Guilford in Rye port) as collector at Chichester loco Francis Mose deceased.
John Tabret to succeed said Baker as such riding officer. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 397.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Edward Nelson as Customer of Berwick port loco Jos. Taylor deceased. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Arthur North of London merchant shewing that he is indebted 2765l. 12s. 6d. for Customs of tobacco and he has a warrant for payment in four yearly payments, that no person will purchase his lands until the extent be taken off ; therefore praying that legal discount may be allowed to any person who will advance the money for the three final payments, the first payment being made. Reference Book VIII, p. 188.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Lord William Powlet for arrears of rent of the grant by Wm. III to him of a third of the Greenwax fines : the same having proved of no advantage to him by reason of the small product of the said fines and the salaries to officers and others payable thereout. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 136.
Subscription by same of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Oct. 20 inst. to John Charlton, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to Abraham Howard of two badges not exceeding 50 ounces as waterman in ordinary to the Queen : to an estimate of 26l. Ibid.
October 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of Sir Roger Strickland's estate forfeited to the Crown on his attainder for high treason 1689 May 1 ; in order to a reversionary lease thereof to Lieut. Gen. Geo. Cholmondley.
Prefixing : report by said Surveyor General on said Cholmondley's petition for same. The estate was found by inquisition taken at York Castle 1690 Dec. 23 being 12 messuages in Catterack alias Catterick co. York, the mansion house called Thornton Briggs Hall and 268 acres there and a messuage and tithes at Disford [Dishforth] and tithes at Helperby. Sir Stafford Brathwaite Kt. being seized in fee of the manor of Catterick (whereof the said lands are parcel) mortgaged same in 1674 to one Jeffs in trust for Sir Edward Hunlock : in 1676 Mary Brathwaite, his mother, and the said Hunlock assigned to Barbara Strickland who afterwards married Sir Marmaduke Dalton and they in the same year 1676 with said Mary Brathwaite assigned to Lord Falconberg who in 1681 and 1682 together with Sir Roger Strickland (as legatee of said Mary Brathwaite) assigned in trust for him, the said Sir Roger. The various assignments involved were demurred to by the Attorney General as fraudulent and on trial at bar judgment was obtained for the Crown in May 1697. I rated the premises in July 1697 in order to a lease thereof to Alexander Johnstowne in consideration of services in recovery of the premises and the same passed into a lease and the lessee enjoyed the whole till about 4 years since when Robert Strickland and the mortgagees got most if not all the tenants at Catterick to turn [attorn] to them, and then set the mortgagees on foot again and put the lessee to great costs and charges and the cause is still depending. The Crown's interest in the lands of Catterick is only for the life of Sir Roger who is very old but the inheritance of all the rest is vested in the Crown. The total yearly value is 818l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 137-141.
October 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay the annuities as in the following certificate [missing] to the respective assignees of Sir Robert Vyner being 3 per cent. on, and as in lieu of, the principal sums therein that is to say (except the annuities amounting to 173l. 12s. 2d. in lieu of the principal sum of 5787l. which were heretofore vested in Thomas Price and by him assigned 26 Oct. 1686 to Richard Graham and Philip Barton by the direction of Treasurer Rochester : and excepting also the annuity of 68l. 2s. 1½d. in lieu of the principal sum of 2270l. 6s. 0d. heretofore vested in William Chiffinch and by him released to James II) to wit the several annuities amounting in all to 11,898l. 17s. 6¼d. as in lieu of the several principal sums amounting to 396,634l. 17s. 7d. : and further the annuity of 360l. 19s. 5d. to the executor or devisor of said Sir Robert Vyner as in lieu of the principal sum of 1232l. 9s. 6½d. [sic.? for 12,032l. 9s. 6½d.] which remains unassigned : "all which annuities hereby intended to be paid together with those excepted as aforesaid do amount in the whole to 12501l. 11s. 2¾d." as in lieu of a total principal sum of 416,724l. 13s. 1½d. owing to the said Vyner [by Charles II] by his patent. Money Book XVIII, p. 55.
Money warrant for 20l. to Geo. Wright, clerk, for the charge of his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 56. Order Book VI, p. 408. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 25.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to export to Portugal in the Lisbon packet boat at Falmouth a cow and some other things for the use of the King of Portugal and the Marquis of Marialve.
Appending : memorial from D. Luis da Cunda [Cunha], Envoy from the said King, praying same. "Les medicines ayant ordonné que le Roi mon maitre prenne le lait et croyant au même temps que celui de vaches de Angleterre est le meilleur . . ." Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 137.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Peter Gery as surety in 1000l. of Richard Taylor, late Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets ; there being due to him 7000l. for clothing Major Gen. Seymour's Regiment, for want whereof he is unable to pay said 1000l. Ibid., p. 141.
October 27. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Cowper Esq., Keeper of the Great Seal, of an annuity or yearly sum of 4000l. out of the Post Office : as from October 11 inst. being the day on which said seal was put into his custody. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 477.
Royal sign manual for 1000l. to John Smith, as allowance towards providing his equipage as Speaker of the House of Commons ; being the sum usually allowed. (Money warrant dated Oct. 30 hereon). (Money order dated Oct. 30 hereon). Ibid., p. 478. Order Book VI, p. 410. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 25.
William Lowndes to Mr. Papillon. Give in your answer forthwith to the Victualling Commissioners' queries on your account as late Treasurer of the Victualling. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 148.
October 29. Royal sign manual for 1397l. 13s. 0d. to John How, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea : as imprest to pay the arrears due to sundry persons who died pensioners of said Hospital or were removed and drawn out from thence into the four Companies of Invalids or otherwise at any time since 1697 April 1 : see infra pp. 468-475 under date Nov. 19. (Money warrant dated Oct. 31 hereon). (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 480. Money Book XVIII, p. 57. Order Book VI, p. 413.
Letter of direction for 1621l. 13s. 2¾d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : and is to discharge the debt due for work done at Windsor Castle in January, February and March last. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 24.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare for declaration the enclosed state [missing] of the account for one year ended June 24 last of the Principal Commissioners for Prizes. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 148.
Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Nott, Lieutenant and Governor General of Virginia, to take care that William Byrd give 6000l. security for his office as Receiver General of all her Majesty's Revenues, Duties and Imposts arising within the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. Ibid., p. 149. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 289.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Peter Ford mariner shewing that on July 18 last he bought of the said Commissioners a French [prize] called the Phillipeux of St. Malo ; that according to the custom of sales by that [Prize] Office a moiety is to be paid next day and the other moiety in 32 days : but it happened that before payment of the second moiety the ship was by a storm drove on St. France's Island and there stranded : therefore praying that the loss may not lie on him, he having purchased in the said Office near 50 sail of ships and always paid his money and dealt fairly and that this ship was never in his possession. Reference Book VIII, p. 189.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of this day's date to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the mending and varnishing of chairs, stools "etc." at St. James's : to an estimate of 55l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 197.
October 30. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an. salary to Anthony Hodges as Lieut. Governor of Montserrat : in accordance with the memorial of the Board of Trade of 1703 April 2 : to commence as from 1703 April 10. (Dormant money warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated Nov. 26 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 21). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 479-80. Money Book XVIII, p. 73.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton on the unsatisfied order in his name as the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on Malt anno 1705 : and is to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear and applied to paying bills of exchange. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 25.
Same for 30,226l. 11s. 8d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
for subsistence to complete 29,101l. 11s. 8d. for 61 days from Oct. 24 inst. to Dec. 23 next : whereof 3130l. to be out of loans on Low Wines anno 1705 ; 298l. 8s. 6d. out of Contributions for Annuities and 11,173l. 3s. 2d. out of loans on Malt anno 1705 14601 11 8
in further part of 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1705
for 3 months' subsidy to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel being the value of 12,500 Crowns : to be issued out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of Low Wines 1705 3125 0 0
for the third three months' subsidy to the King of Prussia due 4 Sept. last in part of 50,000l. for the 8000 Prussians sent to the Duke of Savoy, being the value of 50,000 Crowns, agio and exchange included : whereof 6304l. 6s. 3d. is to be out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on the Two Thirds Subsidy anno 1705 and 6195l. 13s. 9d. out of the like loans on Low Wines anno 1705 12500 0 0
£30226 11 8
Ibid., pp. 25-6.
William Lowndes to the said Mr. Brydges. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your assigning to Mr. Furnese tallies for 14,500l. (whereof 9500l. on Low Wines and 5000l. on the Two Thirds Subsidy) which were put into your hands in August last for the 10,200 men in Portugal ; to be as in payment for the bills [of exchange on Portugal] delivered to you [by said Furnese] Sept. 3 last, from which date interest is to commence. If you will send me the orders of loan attending [accompanying] the said tallies the Lord Treasurer will give warrants to the Exchequer for paying the said interest accordingly. Ibid., p. 26.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare for declaration the enclosed state [missing] of the accounts of John Nutin from 1704 March 29 to 1705 June 24 as Receiver and Paymaster for Transports. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 151.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Isaac [Henriquez] and Jacob Henriquez senr. praying an allowance of 1 penny [per milrei] for 17,000 milreis paid by Mr. Methuen to Anto. Monzony at 6s. per milrei "being (as he alleges) what he was by agreement with the said Monzony to have for the said milreis above the price of 6s. each." Reference Book VIII, p. 188.
Same to same of the petition of Benj. Baylies shewing that he has assignment of the offreckonings on Brigadier Holt's Regiment from 1704 June 24, on which he has received 400l. : therefore praying payment of the remainder (being near 14 months' offreckonings) towards clothing and accoutrements furnished the said Regiment. Ibid., p. 189.
Same to the Commissioners for Prizes of the petition of Dudley Crew shewing that at the public sales of prizes he bought several lots of goods for divers persons by commission, inter al. some calicoes for one Mountford which was not cleared in time and has been resold at a loss of 70l. to the Commissioners, for which petitioner is prosecuted but being no sworn broker he cannot fix the loss on said Mountford. Ibid.
October 31. Letter of direction for 4000l. to Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is in part of last Sept. 29 quarter for the servants of the Household. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 26.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for paying 200l. to the wife in England of Col. Bennet, the Engineer, for his good behaviour and service in the defence of Gibraltar when it was besieged : he not having received the same for want of orders to Mr. Morrice, the Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, to whom he had applied for the same.
Appending : Secretary Hedges' letter dated Oct. 16 inst. to the Lord Treasurer concerning same. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 149.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the Earl of Ranelagh's craving for allowance of 10,000l. as paid by him to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance for the use of the Forces in Jamaica : the said Herne and Evans having given 2 letters of credit for 5750l. each as follows on the 1694-5 Jan. 17 payable to Sir William Beeston, then Governor of Jamaica.
Appending : (1) letter from Frederick Herne, executor to Sir Joseph Herne and from Ann Hopegood Beeston concerning said 10,000l. The latter states that she had handed her late husband's books and vouchers to Sir Gilbert Heathcote "who was always my husband's very good friend and acquaintance." (2) Copy of the said two letters of credit drawn respectively one on Messrs. Manaseh and Benjamin Pereyra and Messrs. Porto and Correa and the other on Messrs. Josiah and Gilbert Heathcote of Jamaica payable to Sir William Beeston, Commander in Chief of Jamaica. Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 150, 151.
William Lowndes to Sir Gilbert Heathcote to attend the said Comptrollers with the said Beeston's books to show how the said 11,500l. bills have been applied and paid. Ibid., p. 151.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Geo. Wilcocks on behalf of Mr. Brerewood and the assigns and creditors of Thomas Pitkin shewing that the caveat entered in Mr. How's office against the said Brerewood receiving any money as Agent to the Duke of Northumberland's Regiment was [so entered] at the instance of the said assigns and creditors, which stop they now desire may be taken off. Reference Book VIII, p. 189.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Livingston praying payment of 252l. 9s. 1d. disbursed for 4 months' victualling the Forces at New York from 1699 Dec. 25 to 1700 April 24 ; with 79l. 2s. 0d. for interest thereon. Ibid., p. 190.
Direction by Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury and Treasurer Godolphin as Governors of the Royal School of Wm. III founded in the house of Lewis Maidwell in the parish of St. James's, Westminster, for the sealing of the surrender to Queen Anne of the Charter of Incorporation of the said school. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 142.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Bucks, to pay 70l. per an. salary to George Eastman as surveyor of said Duties loco John Hearne : as from Sept. 29 last. (Commission dated Oct. 10 to said Eastman as such). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 4, 10.
Commission by same to Thomas Crosfeild as Surveyor of said Duties loco John Coker. Ibid., p. 4.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of William Fawkes (one of the late Receivers of Taxes) as Receiver of the arrears of Taxes for parts of co. Lincoln for the remainder of the present year loco John Coxall, lately deceased.
Prefixing : report by the Agents for Taxes on said Fawkes's securities. (Commission to said Fawkes accordingly dated Oct. 31.) Ibid., pp. 73, 74.