Warrant Book
November 1705, 21-30

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'Warrant Book: November 1705, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 476-485. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84839 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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November 1705, 21-30

November 21. Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Francis Partis and Company shewing that they are utterly unable to pay 6s. 8d. in the £ for their Salt bonds debt of 6700l. : therefore praying to compound at 12d. per £. Ibid., p. 193.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine Edward Foulks, a kinsman of Mr. Foulks the law[y]er, for the place of Collector of Milford port loco William Farnells, he being recommended by Dr. Davenant. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Mason, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge, shewing that he is unable to pay his composition of 606l. 16s. 1d. and praying that same may be reduced to 300l. Ibid., p. 194.
Same to same of the petition of John Lawton, a surety of Thomas Spendelow late Receiver General for co. Stafford, showing that 605l. 19s. 0d. has been levied on his estate which is more than his proportion and Mr. Sneyd another surety has paid but 100l. : therefore praying that Sneyd may pay the rest of his proportion which will discharge the whole debt. Ibid.
Same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Thomas Foley, son of Paul Foley, who was in contract with the Crown for 6000 cord of wood annually out of Dean Forest at 5s. 10d. the best wood and 5s. 4d. the thorny and brushwood : which contract petitioner proposes to renew. Ibid., p. 195.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army accounts of the petition of Margarett Thompson widow shewing that her late husband Jam. Thompson served for many years as a serjeant in Lord Charlemont's Regiment and died in the West Indies in 1703 with 11l. 1s. 0d. due to him : therefore praying payment to keep her and her children from starving. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Earl of Arran shewing that he has purchased the Earl of Ranelagh's interest in Bagshot Park and praying a new lease thereof. Ibid., p. 196.
November 22. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for payment of interest on 5 orders of loan dated Sept. 24 last on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy in the name of Sir Henry Furnese. Order Book VI, p. 414.
Money order for 500l. to John Yeomans, Lieut. Governor of Antigua, for 2½ years to Oct. 10 last on his allowance of 200l. in lieu of all presents. Ibid., p. 416.
Same for 300l. and 200l. to Sir Bevil Granville, Captain General of the Barbados, for two quarters to Oct. 25 last and July 25 last respectively on his allowances of 1000l. per an. and his 800l. per an. in lieu of presents. Ibid., p. 419.
William Lowndes to Visct. Cornbury, Governor of New York. Please send to the Lord Treasurer the reason for your suspension of Tho. Byerly, Collector and Receiver of the Province of New York. Have you any objection to his being restored? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 157.
November 23. Letter of direction for 8164l. 19s. 4½d. to Charles Fox : out of loans to be made by him on credit of the Land Tax anno 1704 : to be as in part of 27,000l. for the Forces acting with those of the King of Portugal anno 1704 : and is intended to pay the next offreckonings for the several English Regiments that served there ; to wit from 25 Aug. 1704 to 23 Dec. 1704, the "muster rolls for that time being long since returned." Disposition Book XVIII, p. 34.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Gilbert Ford as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Anto Fusman preferred.
Antho. Fusman as a same in the superior list loco Ralph Hancock preferred.
James Lewes as waiter at Bridgetown in Barbados for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty loco Jacob Stephens deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 398.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated this day to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to John Smith, page of the Backstairs, of a silver standish for her Majesty's use : to an estimate of 12l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 196.
November 24. William Lowndes to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to apply as follows 18,330l. 3s. 5d. out of the tallies and orders for 50,000l. issued to you March 16 last which are now in course of repayment : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 32 days' subsistence for the Forces in England from Nov. 22 inst. to Dec. 23 next 13226 11 10
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1705
for 61 days' clearings to Lord Paston's Regiment from Aug. 25 last to Oct. 24 last 248 3 5
the like for Col. Livesay's and Col. Whetham's additional Companies 163 13 8
for 28 days' subsistence for the said Companies to the 21st inst. 241 5 4
the like for Lord Paston's and Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiments 1475 16 8
for 2 months' subsistence in advance for Col. Handasyde's additional Companies from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 23 next to enable them to embark for Jamaica 330 10 0
for 32 days' subsistence to Lieut. Gen. Erle's and Lord Paston's Regiments from Nov. 22 inst. to Dec. 23 next 1686 13 4
the like for the Additional Companies of Col. Livesay's and Col. Whetham's Regiments 260 10 8
in further part of 5000l. for the Invalids anno 1705 for 61 days' pay for the 4 Companies of Invalids from Aug. 25 last to Oct. 24 last 521 11 0
the like for the Reduced Invalids 175 7 6
£18330 3 5
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 33.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of the Lord Chamberlain's warrant of this day's date to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the cleaning of the Queen's and Prince's beds of state : to an estimate of 225l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 196.
November 25. Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Ayloffe, Dr. of Laws and Reader of same in the University of Cambridge ; for half a year's fee to Sept. 29 last. Money Book XVIII, p. 75. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
November 26. Same for 1315l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany and Republic of Genoa : whereof 515l. is (with 200l. already paid) as in full of a bill of extraordinaries in his said service from 1702 July 4 to 1702-3 Jan. 4, in which is included the charges of his transportation from Florence to Genoa and residing there by her Majesty's command ; and the remaining 800l. for 4 bills of his extraordinaries in the said service from 1702-3 Jan. 4 to 1704-5 Jan. 4 according to the Regulations for extraordinaries. (Money order dated Nov. 17 [sic. for 27] hereon).
Appending : said four bills.
£ s. d.
(1) for 6 months from 1702-3 Jan. 4 to 1703 July 4 dated Florence 1703 July as allowed by Secretary Hedges : "his Secretary being by order left at Genoa for her Majesty's service"
postage of letters and packets at —, my friends there taking up and forwarding same 25 0 0
postage of letters at Venice where all that either go to or come from England by way of Holland and Vienna are taken up and forwarded by my friends : which makes it very chargeable 35 0 0
postage of letters at Genoa, Berne, Milan and all parts of Italy : also the charge of pacquets received and forwarded to and from Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, Turkey, etc. 30 0 0
correspondence at Bologna, Venice, Berne, Mentone, the German camp and — etc. 35 0 0
stationery wares and intelligences from all parts at Leghorn, Genoa, Bonn, Naples, Turkey, Barbary, the German Camps, Portugal etc., "having on several occasions dispatched carriers on purpose that these charges are very considerable but not to exceed the ordinary allowance in the whole I only place 75 0 0
for the charge of my secretary with a servant residing at Genoa 5 months to perfect national dependencies ; in which is included house rent there and his charge of postage and the charge of his journey back to Florence 80 0 0
280 0 0
(2) for 6 months from 1703 July 4 to 1703-4 Jan. 4 dated Florence Jan. 1703-4
postage at Venice ut supra 36 0 0
postage of letters and pacquets at —, my friends there taking up and forwarding all the pacquets which I received from England 24 0 0
postage at Genoa etc. ut supra 31 0 0
correspondence ut supra 35 0 0
stationery etc. ut supra 74 0 0
to the Great Duke, Prince, Princesses, officers and servants, also to public Ministers' servants and regalers to news writers etc. at Xmas as customary 66 0 0
to the charge of removing my family to Leghorn, house rent there and expenses whilst the Fleet under Sir Cloudesley Shovell remained there, when I was obliged to keep open table for the Admirals and other chief officers and receive and despatch all their pacquets and letters, with charges of boat hire every day with regalers : by a very moderate computation I place only 100 0 0
366 0 0
(3) for 6 months to 1704 July 4 postage items and correspondence etc. ut supra 35l., 25l., 30l., 35l. 125 0 0
stationery, intelligence ut supra 75 0 0
removing my family from Florence to Pisa and Leghorn "to attend the Great Dukes [in] those progresses," house rent at both places and extraordinaries for above 2 months 60 0 0
for charges of returning from Florence to meet Prince Ch. Vaudemont and treating him, with General Visconti and other officers of his retinue 15 0 0
275 0 0
This last item Secretary Hedges queries "he having no directions from hence but being written to by the Prince of Vaudemont to meet him."
(4) for 6 months to 1704-5 Jan. 4
postage etc. correspondence and stationery ut supra 35l., 25l., 32l., 36l., 72l. 200 0 0
to the Great Duke, Prince, Princesses, officers and servants, also to public Ministers' servants and regalers to news writers &c. at Xmas as customary 66 0 0
266 0 0
Money Book XVIII, pp. 70-72. Order Book VI, p. 418. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Money warrant for 10l. to the Earl of Ranelagh, Ranger of Cranbourne Chase, for half a year to Sept. 29 last for providing hay for the deer there. (Money order dated Dec. 14 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 73. Order Book VI, p. 428. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Same for 21l. 6s. 8d. to same for 4 years from 1701 Sept. 29 to 1705 Sept. 29 on the annuity of 5l. 6s. 8d. for the office of Ranger and Keeper of Bagshot Park granted 1687 Dec. 5 to James Grahme which office was afterwards "as I am informed" assigned to Sir Edward Seymour and since to the said Earl of Ranelagh. Money Book XVIII, pp. 73, 77. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for last Sept. 29 quarter as [her Majesty's] Library Keeper. Money Book XVIII, p. 74. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage to discharge the surplus of 24l. 19s. 8d. resting on the account of the Earl of Thanet as sheriff of Westmorland for the year ended 1697 Sept. 29 ; same to be satisfied out of the debit resting upon the account of Samuel Pitt as sheriff of co. Somerset for the year ended 1703 Sept. 29.
Prefixing : extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and debit respectively. Money Book XVIII, p. 74.
Same by same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits or Tenths for 1000l. to the executors of Henry, Lord Waldegrave for one year to 1694 Sept. 29 on the annuity of 1000l. granted to Louisa, Duchess of Portsmouth and by her assigned to him. Ibid., p. 75.
Money warrant for 306l. to Hugh Horton, Receiver General for co. Bucks, for extraordinary charges in his receipt, he having passed his Land Tax account for the year 1704 and for the other Duties of which he is Receiver, to Lady day last. (Money order dated Dec. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 76. Order Book VI, p. 421. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost annuity order No. 1108 dated July 23 last in the names of Joyce Masters, Streynsham Masters and George Bing executors of Nathaniel Herne. Order Book VI, p. 418.
Letter of direction for 118l. 15s. 0d. to Edward Nicholas on his unsatisfied order for the late Queen's servants and family : to be issued out of Civil List moneys due before 1701-2 March 8 : and is to be paid to the Master of the Barges and the watermen belonging to the said late Queen : for one year to Lady day 1702 on their allowances. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 34.
William Lowndes to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Lucy praying an allowance out of the temporalities of the see of St. David's for his expenses in prosecuting Dr. Watson, late bishop, to a deprivation. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 158.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. On the petition of Sir Jos. Woolfe and the rest of the owners of the ship Jos[ep]h and Thomas hired to transport her Majesty's Forces to Portugal you advise a reward for the defence of said ship "although by the practice of the Navy allowances are not made for damages of ships hired into her Majesty's service." What sum do you advise as a bounty? Ibid., p. 159.
Same to Mr. Crawley to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Jamaica merchants praying a grant of the Queen's eighth part in their ship Richard and Sarah taken by the French and retaken by the Queen's ship Rochester. Ibid., p. 160.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rowland and William Tryon et al. merchants, on behalf of themselves and others concerned in building a defensible ship for the Plantation trade in New England, praying leave to export 24 guns to be used on the said ship upon giving security that they shall be applied to no other use. Reference Book VIII, p. 194.
November 27. Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Boucher, Dr. of Civil Law and Professor of the same in the University of Oxford, for 1¼ years on his fee to June 24 last. Money Book XVIII, p. 75. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Same for 500l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 76. Order Book VI, p. 420. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 40.
Same for 20l. to Francis Le Jan [? Jau] for the charge of his passage to Carolina whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 64. Order Book VI, p. 416.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply 21,400l. out of the [loans on] Land Tax tallies anno 1705 to pay the Somerset, Royal Oake, Russell and Firm in accordance with the Navy Commissioners' letter of the 26th inst. : the said ships being ordered to be refitted and victualled at Portsmouth for a voyage to the Straits. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Letter of direction for 10,603l. 3s. 10d. to Mr. Howe for services as follows :
£ s. d.
in part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 additional men for sea service anno 1705
for 61 days' clearings for Sir Charles Hotham's, Col. Soames' and Col. Breton's Regiments from 25 Aug. last to Oct. 24 last : out of loans to be made by said How, without interest, on credit of the Two Thirds Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage 2073 3 10
for 32 days' subsistence to the said Regiments for 22 Nov. inst. to Dec. 23 next : out of the like loans 2530 0 0
to answer Mr. Methuen's bill from Lisbon drawn 2 Nov. new style payable to Sir Henry Furnese for 20,000 milreis put into the hands of the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces [serving] with the Earl of Peterborough : 1077l. 16s. 10d. thereof out of loans on Salt and 4922l. 3s. 2d. out of loans by said How ut supra on Low Wines 6000 0 0
£10603 3 10
Ibid., p. 36.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniel Renison shewing that he kept a victualling house at Highlake [Hoylake] in Cheshire for the entertainment of passengers and strangers and used to let out horses to go to West Chester etc. : that a certain person who hired two of his horses used them for running goods, unknown to petitioner, who has been prosecuted and his goods seized and sold and he a prisoner 7 years to his utter ruin : therefore praying discharge from prison. Reference Book VIII, p. 194.
November 28. Royal letters patent appointing Thomas Sherlock to be Master of the Temple. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 239-40.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to John Tailer, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for buildings etc. at Woodstock : making 19,000l. paid for same. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 40.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. In what forwardness are the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 159.
Treasury reference to the Warden etc. of the Mint of the petition of Henry Harris's executrix shewing that she hath finished and delivered the several seals which her father was ordered to prepare before his death and that she stands engaged in 494l. 11s. 4d. to most of the workmen engaged in doing the same : therefore praying payment. Reference Book VIII, p. 195.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Geo. Macartney praying relief against a hardship put on his Regiment by the Commissary in Holland who has mustered only 55 men to each Company though the Establishment directs 56 "as Brigadier Farington hath been." Ibid., p. 196.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Nicholas Westby, the collector of the revenue in co. Clare, for an allowance on his accounts for 128l. 10s. 11¼d. of the Queen's money which was taken from him by Rapparees. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 379.
November 29. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 120,000l. to John Nutin gent as imprest for the charge of transporting Land Forces. (The money warrant has the date erased but quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 30). (Money order dated Dec. 12 hereon. This order was underwritten on the 18th Feb. 1705-6 for the payment of the unpaid residue thereof to Cha. Mason as successor to said Nutin in the place of Receiver and Paymaster of the Transports). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 485. Money Book XVIII, p. 82. Order Book VI, p. 426.
Letter of direction for 500l. to Robert Harley, Secretary of State : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 35.
Treasury reference to Sir Edw. Northey of the petition of William Marston, vicar of Redbourne, for stay of prosecution on his recognizance for John Carius, accused of robbery in co. Middlesex. Reference Book VIII, p. 195.
November 30. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 357,000l. to John How as imprest for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706 including 5000 men to serve on board the Fleet. (The money warrant hereon has its date erased but quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 12 probably an error for Dec. 2). (Money order dated Dec. 11 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p 485. Money Book XVIII, p. 82. Order Book VI, p. 426.
Same to same for a same for 2,200,022l. 18s. 10d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as imprest for services as follows : viz. 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706 ; and 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 men anno 1706 ; and 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706 ; and 214,166l. 13s. 6d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1706 ; and 48,630l. to make good the Queen's share of the subsidies to the King of Prussia which were not provided for in the last session of Parliament ; and 65,000l. to make good the payment of the Bounty Money bestowed by us on the Land Forces that served in the campaign in Germany in 1704 pursuant to the Address of the House of Commons ; and 784l. 7s. 6d. to make good the additional charge to the Troops of Hanover and Zelle which was not provided for in the last session of Parliament ; and 15,296l. for levy money to make good the horses of the English Horse and Dragoons that were killed and died of the common distemper in the last campaign in the Low Countries between 1705 May 1 and Oct. 31 ; and 15,670l. to make good the horses that were lost by the Officers of the English Troops during the last campaign in the Low Countries ; and 96,729l. 13s. 4d. for maintaining 5000 Land Forces now in Catalonia anno 1706 ; and 7631l. 16s. 2d. to make good the charge of General Officers and Contingencies in the Expedition to Spain, which [sum] was not provided for in the last session of Parliament ; and 250,000l. for the Queen's proportion of the charge towards prosecuting the successes already gained by Charles III for recovery of the monarchy of Spain to the House of Austria. (The money warrant hereon has its date erased but quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 12 probably an erratum for Dec. 2). (Money order dated Dec. 11 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 486-7. Money Book XVIII, pp. 79-80. Order Book VI, p. 425.
Same to Daniell Parks, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands in America, to make a survey of that part of the Island of St. Christopher as was lately possessed by the French and has been brought under the Queen's obedience during the present war : all in order to the better settlement of the same : and further not to grant any part thereof for a longer term than 2½ years from the date of your arrival in said island and not to extend any existing grant thereof already made or patented by any preceding Governor or Lieutenant Governor "but to send us an account from time to time of all persons that shall be desirous to receive our royal confirmation and continuance for the same." Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 231. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, 327-9.
Letter of direction for 3700l. to the Judges etc. as follows : out of Civil List moneys : viz.
l.
to the 11 Judges of England for last Michaelmas term 2750
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, chief Justice of Chester for same term 125
to Sir Salathiel Lovell, second Judge there, for same 50
to the 6 Judges of Wales on their 300l. per an. each for same 450
to Sir Salathiel Lovell, another of said Judges for same 50
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for last Sept. 29 quarter on their 100l. per an. each 275
£3700
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 36.
Same for 200l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : out of Civil List moneys : on the unsatisfied order for extraordinary charges in the defence of Gibraltar : to be paid to Capt. Bennett as royal bounty for his good services in that Garrison. Ibid., p. 37.
William Lowndes to Secretary Harley. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to John Peterson being discharged from any further attendance on his information. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 159.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Aynsworth, owner of the Neptune privateer, shewing that having taken the White Beare laden with brandy from France 1053 gallons appear to be above proof and the Excise Commissioners insist on double Duty which is more than the brandies can be sold for : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 195.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Oct. 29 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Serjeant Trumpeter and each of the 12 Trumpeters and 3 Kettledrums of a velvet coat trimmed with gold lace with the other particulars allowed them for liveries : to an estimate of 1289l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 163.