Warrant Book
November 1705, 1-10

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'Warrant Book: November 1705, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 455-462. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84837 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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November 1705, 1-10

November 1. William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to Charles Pratt resigning to Jam. Burnaby the place of warehousekeeper of unstamped paper "provided there be no pecuniary consideration for the same." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 151.
November 2. Letter of direction for 503l. 3s. 7¾d. to the Paymaster of the Works, for Henry Wise : 400l. thereof for a quarter to Nov. 1 inst. for keeping the Gardens and 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for last Sept. 29 quarter's allowance for St. James's Park. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 27.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to assign tallies as follows to the amount of 21,813l. 14s. 9¾d. out of the sum of 80,160l. remaining in your hands in tallies representing the purchase of reversionary annuities, which tallies were issued to said Fox about Aug. 11 last (to wit 56,160l. for the 40,000 men, 12,000l. for the 10,200 men in Portugal and 12,000l. for the additional 10,000 men) : the present assignment to be for services as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705
for 4 months' neat offreckonings of the Regiments in Holland forming part of said 40,000 to wit from Feb. 24 last to June 23 last 16770 3
in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
to answer the offreckonings of Major General Harvey's Regiment of Horse and the Royal Regiment of Dragoons for 6 months from 1704 Dec. 24 to June 23 last 2301 3
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the additional 10,000 men
to answer 4 months' neat offreckonings to the 4 English Regiments that serve in Holland as part of said 10,000 men, to wit from Feb. 24 last to June 23 last 2742 7 11¾
£21813 14
Ibid., p. 28.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Leo. Thompson, Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, for leave to resign his place to Robert Jones. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 152.
Same to the Commissioners for Transports. The Lord Treasurer approves the rates and alterations proposed by you in Mr. Dummer's proposal for carrying soldiers to the West Indies etc. by the pacquet boats. Please prepare the agreement. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners of Trade the enclosed letter [missing] from Col. Seymore, Governor of Maryland, together with a scheme of new Regulations to be made in that Colony for the improvement of trade and for preventing abuses therein. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Queen's Remembrancer to take no higher fees on Mr. Arnold's surety as Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets than were taken from Mr. Crompton, the late Paymaster thereof. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 152.
November 2 [? 20]. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of Nov. 2 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to Peter Hume [Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe] of green carpets for the Bassett and Cornett Tables : to an estimate of 30l.
The like for hangings for her Majesty's Dressing Room at St. James's : to an estimate of 305l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 196.
November 3. Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Samuell Binks as one of the Customers of Southampton port. Money Book XVIII, p. 58.
Money warrant for 277l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth, widow of Richard Cocks Esq. late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Gloucester, for his extraordinary charges in his receipt from 1696 to 1703. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 59. Order Book VI, p. 417. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Same for 200l. to the Agents for Taxes for the charges of the commission sent into Devonshire to inquire of frauds in the public taxes there. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 59. Order Book VI, p. 412. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 600l. to Henry Baker : as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 59. Order Book VI, p. 411. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 17l. 18s. 2d. to Walter Long for a surplusage on his account as Sheriff for co. Wilts. for the year ended 1704 Sept. 29, arising by payments for the arrest of Robert Hort for counterfeiting. (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 60. Order Book VI, p. 413. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same dormant for 200l. per an. to John Yeomans Esq. as Lieut. Governor of the island of Antigua, for his support in that employment and as in lieu of all presents from the Assemblies : to commence as from 1703 April 10. In the margin : a later warrant of confirmation by Treasurer Harley dated 1711 June 14. Money Book XVIII, p. 60.
Money warrant for 618l. 12s. 10¼d. to Samuell Smithin, her Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works and plate delivered into the Jewel House in 1705 March 26 quarter.
Appending : Certificate by the Master of the Jewel House of said plate etc. ; 168 ounces of new gilt plate most curiously wrought and enchased (104l. 2s. 1d.) ; 3113 ounces of new white plate (443l. 4s. 10½d.) ; new gilding 107 ounces (17l. 19s. 3d.) ; boiling, mending &c., 1442 ounces of white sterling plate (28l. 17s. 7¾d.) : and payments to the engraver, cutler, case maker and officers of the Jewel House. (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 61. Order Book VI, p. 411. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 20l. to Josias Tookerman, clerk, for the charge of his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 61. Order Book VI, p. 411. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 20l. to John Jordaine as reward for seizing Sir John Macleane and several other persons who came in a boat from Calais the 8th Nov. 1703 contrary to her Majesty's Proclamation of 18th June 1702 ; no reward having ever been made to any person for the said service. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 62. Order Book VI, p. 412. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Letter of direction for 29,400l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer, out of loans on Malt anno 1705 : and is to complete 100,000l. for the Ordinary of the Navy anno 1705 and to be applied as follows viz. :
l.
towards half a year to the Yards to Xmas last 21400
for the Navy Ordinary in general 8000
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 27.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Transports Commissioners concerning Duties demanded from them on a load of coal sent by the Queen's command to Gibraltar for the use of the garrison there. Out Letters (General) XVIII. p. 152.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuell Powell as waiter and searcher at Deal loco William Wildbore lately deceased.
John Hinde as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Thomas Edwards lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 398.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the clothiers of the Army shewing that 8 months' offreckonings are ordered to them in part of their arrears but the said Comptrollers object to the Colonels' assignments to petitioners because the clothing was not received by them. Reference Book VIII, p. 190.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for the Victualling to pay 760l. to Richard Maundrell for butter and cheese provided by him for the service of the Navy viz. for the loss he sustained by two vessels which were laden therewith and cast away in the Downs in the violent storm in Nov. 1703.
Appending : (1) report by said Commissioners dated 29 August on said Maundrell's petition : (2) Report dated Admiralty Office 22 May 1705 by Prince George of Denmark as Lord High Admiral on the reference of 1704 July 14 to him from the Queen in Council, of said petition. "The Victualling Board believing it would be a very great saving to her Majesty if the Contractor for butter and cheese could be brought to transport the same to Portsmouth and Plymouth at his own risque and charge of freight" the petitioner so contracted 6 Sept. 1703 at a very reasonable rate and made a large and timely provision thereof at those ports and in the winter season he laded on several vessels considerable quantities of butter and cheese for supplying the Squadron then expected from Holland with the King of Spain, two of which vessels viz. the Hannah and Rebecca and Happy Entrance waiting in the Downs for convoy were cast away and wholly lost in the great storm as above, having butter and cheese on board to the value of 845l. for her Majesty's service. (3) said Maundrell's affidavit. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 143-4.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute John Russell as Agent for Prizes at Falmouth, at a quantum meruit for his services, as in place of John Parker and Nicholas Davy who are unfit to be continued therein.
Prefixing and appending : report by said Commissioners and copies of informations concerning embezzlements in prizes in Falmouth port viz. the Catherine and Maurice and the Europe. Reference Book VIII, pp. 145-6.
Same by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Herts, to pay 70l. per an. salary to Thomas Crosfeild as Surveyor of said Duties loco John Coker. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 10.
November 6. Same by same to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 63,452l. 1s. 11½d. representing the income between Oct. 9 last and Nov. 6 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 10,411l. 3s. 10d. from Windows ; 1717l. 11s. 9½d. from Additional Impositions ; 1728l. 19s. 3d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 15,204l. 0s. 6½d. from New Customs ; 3975l. 10s. 9d. from Marriages ; 24,319l. 14s. 5d. from Continued Impositions ; 6095l. 1s. 4½d. 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 6th Nov., 1705. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 24414 5 8 1116 17 0
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 105928 9 3 8179 13 0
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 224953 10 8 18414 11 0
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 43265 13 4 1792 11
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 49716 15 4285 16 8
Salt 1711500 0 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 2090 0 0 3212 13 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 167947 16 0 8938 14 11½
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 94349 7 4500 0
Marriages 648000 0 0 146733 8 4 13011 4 9
4871611 8 0 859399 6 1 63452 1 11½
Deduct for the Register on Salt now clear 1711500 0 0
3160111 8 0
Money Book XVIII, pp. 62-3.
Letter of direction for 4049l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on Malt anno 1705 : to be for Wear and Tear and is to complete (with 21,400l. issued supra p. 457) 25,449l. for the pay of Deptford and Woolwich Yards for the half year ended at Xmas 1704. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 28.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Jos. Boit merchant for an allowance in the Excise on some Genoa brandy which he imported in the Miserecordia, it being so foul as not to be worth the Duty as single brandy. Reference Book VIII, p. 190.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of John Swaine, formerly an outpensioner in the Company of Invalids at Chester, praying payment of 1l. 18s. 2d. due to him. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Vatable, of the city of Dublin, merchant in wool, tobacco etc. shewing that he was lately so straitened for ready money to pay his Duties ("occasioned by the great scarcity of money there is at this time in Ireland") that he had to order money to be sent him from England, not knowing that the same was against the laws of England and accordingly 14 bags of such his money containing 700l. have been seized at Chester on board the ship Amity : therefore praying a discharge of the seizure on his satisfying the officer for his charges and trouble. Ibid.
November 7. Royal sign manual for 2000l. to William Cooper Esq., Keeper of the Great Seal, as royal bounty : without account. (Money warrant dated Nov. 9 hereon). (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 483. Money Book XVIII, p. 67. Order Book VI, p. 412. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
November 8. Letter of direction for 6000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List money : to be towards clearing the wages and boardwages on the Establishment of the Household for last Sept. 29 quarter. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests and the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts to examine the enclosed abstract [missing] of unwarranted or unvouched payments in the accounts of Charles Fox [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to wit his account] from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1703 Dec. 24. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 153.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Monsieur Van Vryberge, Envoy from the States of Holland, praying payment of 5083 guilders 4 stivers due to the masters of several Dutch vessels for carrying the English Forces ordered for Portugal from Dort and other ports in Holland [and putting them] on board the respective transport ships. Ibid.,
Treasury reference to Mr. Howe of the petition of Henry Cornish showing that on the Lord Treasurer's assurance he advanced to the Earl of Peterborough before he went on the Expedition all his pay as General and Commander in Chief from the dates of his commission [as such] to Dec. 24 next whereof he [petitioner] has only received 84 days [in repayment] therefore praying to have said pay completed to Aug. 24 last to which time the General Officers are paid, and that no part of the remaining pay be returned to Spain but may be paid to petitioner here as it becomes due. Reference Book VIII, p. 192.
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 provision for the Bedchamber Women in Waiting of a bed and other things : to an estimate of 70l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 197.
November 9. Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Sir Isaac Newton Kt., Master and Worker of the Mint : as imprest for the Mint : out of Coinage Duty. (Money warrant dated Nov. 17 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 3 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 483. Order Book VI, p. 420.
Money warrant for 1849l. 15s. 5d. to Samuell Smithin, her Majesty's goldsmith, for plate delivered into the Jewel House in last June 24 quarter.
Appending : Certificate by the Master of the Jewel House as to said plate ; 66 ounces of new gilt plate, most curiously wrought and enchased (37l. 7s. 7d.) ; 4339 ounces of new white plate, most part curiously wrought (1728l. 16s. 0d.) ; new gilding 14 ounces (2l. 3s. 6d.) ; refreshing 167 ounces (12l. 11s. 3d.) ; boiling, mending etc., 3424 ounces of white sterling plate (48l. 4s. 8d.) ; payments to the engravers, cutlers, case makers and Jewel House officers. (The money order is dated Oct. 31 [sic ? for Nov. 10] hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 63-4. Order Book VI, p. 411. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 485l. to the Duke of Newcastle, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his 4l. a day allowance in lieu of diet and 20s. a day fee as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 64. Order Book VI, p. 415. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 39l. 14s. 4d. to the Agents for Taxes for the incidents of their Office for last Sept. 29 quarter. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 65. Order Book VI, p. 414. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 100l. to Sir Charles Hedges for one year to Sept. 29 last on his patent fee or salary as a Principal Secretary of State.
150l. to Robert Harley for 1½ years to same date as a same. Money Book XVIII, p. 65. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Same for 25l. to Thomas Elrington, waiter and searcher in Chester port, for the moiety of a seizure of English money shipped for export [and seized] pursuant to the order in Council of 1696 July 25.
11l. to George Tarvin, searcher and coast officer at Liverpool as same for a like seizure. (Money order dated Nov. 16 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 66. Order Book VI, p. 416. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to satisfy, by record of surplusage, the surplusage of 13l. 10s. 4d. resting on the account of John Chetwynd, sheriff of co. Warwick for the year ended 1704 Sept. 29 : same to be satisfied out of the debit resting on the account of Thomas Pulleine as sheriff for co. York for the preceeding year.
Prefixing : extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe as to said surplus and debit respectively. Money Book XVIII, p. 67.
Money warrant for 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Berwick on Tweed for one year to Sept. 29 last for repair of the bridge over the Tweed. Ibid., p. 67. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 29.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of the Salt Office for last Sept. 29 quarter : total 604l. 14s. 7½d. Money Book XVIII, p. 67.
William Lowndes to Auditor Maynwaring to prepare for declaration the enclosed state [missing] of Mr. Borrett's account of Crown Law suit money from 15 Oct. 1704 to 15 Oct. 1705. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 154.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Henry Johnson, late of London goldsmith, shewing that by his order Capt. James Clerk bought from the Prizes Commissioners several lots of white wines out of the ship Prophet Daniel but the circumstances of petitioner and of said Clerk are so low that they cannot clear the wines : therefore praying that same may be resold by the said Commissioners and that petitioners may be forgiven the damage that may happen by such re-sale. Reference Book VIII, p. 191.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Mary, widow of William Chaffin deceased, shewing that her late husband, an Excise gauger, was murdered on the highway as he was riding on her Majesty's business and afterwards was charged to have in his hands 10l. 11s. 3d. of the Queen's money by persons who did it to save themselves from the penalty of not making due entries, whereas her husband always discharged himself to his superior officers' content : therefore praying that the debt may be remitted, she having 3 small children. Ibid., p. 192.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Agents for Taxes and to the auditor concerned, to permit Charles, Duke of Bolton et al. sureties of Thomas Cobb deceased, late Receiver General for co. Southampton of the fourth 4s. Aid, to pass his account thereof in the Exchequer.
Prefixing : report of said Agents on the petition of said Duke et al. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 76.
November 9 & 10. Commission by same to John Weston to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Godman Attwood for co. Devon.
William Percivall as same loco John White for co. Cambridge.
Thomas Osmond as same loco Richard Davis Knight for co. Northampton. (Warrants respectively to the Receiver General of said Duties for said Counties to pay salaries of 70l. per an. 60l. per an. and 70l. per an. respectively to the said Surveyors). Ibid., pp. 4, 10.
November 10. William Lowndes to Mr. Bridges. The Lord Treasurer understands from your letter of the 9th inst. that 5000l. in tallies and orders on Malt anno 1705, which was issued to you Sept. 13 last to await directions relating to the 40,000 men, has since been applied in part of subsistence to the said 40,000 men from Oct. 23 last to Dec. 23 next by assigning them to Sir Henry Furnese for the value of bills delivered to you for that purpose Oct. 3 last. His lordship agrees that interest thereon shall commence from Oct. 3 last. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 34.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to prepare a warrant for bringing to the Receiver General for Prizes the remainder of the Queen's share of the prize St. Paul of Rochelle in accordance with your memorial of Oct. 30 last and the account of the condemnation thereof from Col. Geo. Plater, Receiver General of Maryland. Please advise how much should be allowed to said Plater. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 154.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to present Edward Borret as a general surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Solomon Merritt et al. owners of the Hart pink, employed in the fishing trade of Newfoundland praying an allowance on the Duty on 35 butts of damaged wine on board her. Reference Book VIII, p. 191.
Same to Mr. Wise of the petition of William Kirke shewing that the late King appointed him Keeper of the kitchen garden at Kensington and he had all the profits thereof besides 40l. per an. salary and was continued therein by her present Majesty to 1703-4 March 1 at which time Mr. Wise undertook the keeping of all the [royal] gardens : but he is now discharged from his employment : therefore praying what is due to him to the time of his discharge. Ibid., p. 194.