Warrant Book
December 1705, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: December 1705, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 496-512. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84841 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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December 1705, 11-20

December 11. Money warrant for 50l. to the Mayor etc. of Macclesfield for one year to June 24 last on the allowance or stipend for a preacher. (Money order dated Dec. 14 hereon) Money Book XVIII, p. 86. Order Book VI, p. 429. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 43.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, for half a year to June 24 last of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office : total 640l. Money Book XVIII, p. 87.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Tayler for half a year to Dec. 1 inst. on his salary as engine keeper at Windsor. (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon). Ibid., p. 89. Order Book VI, p. 432.
Warrant by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth 160l. for one year to Sept. 29 last for the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and Herring fishery. Money Book XVIII, p. 99.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed answer [missing] made by Tho. Stanwix, Lieut. Governor and one of the burgesses serving in this present Parliament for the city of Carlisle, as to the complaint lately made against him by you and by the Salt Commissioners. (The like letter on Dec. 14 to the Salt Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 163, 165.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Watkins as a tidesman Bristol port loco John Laurence deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 398.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jo[h]n Aynsworth and Company merchants setting forth the many prizes taken by ships fitted out by them, on which they have paid above 20,000l. Customs : therefore desiring some reward for small wines sold by inch of candle and that the small wines taken in the ship Pelican may be similarly sold and petitioners discharged from their bonds. Reference Book VIII, p. 199.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Howe to pay 105l. to Brigadier Harry Mordaunt for levy moneys for 35 men as part of 200 men directed May 14 last to be drafted out of his Regiment of Foot quartered in Jersey and Guernsey to complete some Regiments for the Expedition under the Earl of Peterborough : he having received bills for only 495l. towards payment of the levy money of said men viz. 300l. from Col. Elliot, 105l. from Col. Hans Hamilton and 90l. from Col. Rivers ("which last bill of 90l. being drawn of [on] Capt. Gardner is refused.")
Prefixing : report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 159-160.
Same by same to John Parkhurst to discharge the executors of Sir William Phipps from the proceed of the prize ship St. Joseph, taken by the sloop Dragon, Capt. Robert Glover, Commander, upon their payment to said Parkhurst of 1563l. 8s. 7d. New England money.
Prefixing : said Parkhurst's memorial. By information which I lately received from Mr. John Colman, my Agent in New England, it appears that the net proceed of the said ship amounted to 1000l. more than 2918l. 12s. 9½d. stated in my late account as due to the late King for the fifth part of the said prize. Sir William Phipps was Governor there at the time of the condemnation of the said prize and at that time he had not received the Act of Parliament made in 4 Wm. and Mary c. 25 for the receiving of the fifth part of prizes and so he only received one tenth part thereof [to the King's use] being 1563l. 8s. 7d. New England money. His executrix is prepared to pay the said sum. Ibid., p. 161.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute William Cleland as Agent for Prizes at Barbados loco Mr. Gibbs who cannot be got to give the usual and necessary security [required] of agents in foreign parts : the said Cleland being recommended as a person of ability in the said island.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners for the sale of some small French white wines taken as prize in the ships St. John Baptist, Princess Hedwick, Golden Lyon, Pelican and Prince Frederick stored in London port and out of the Hope stored in Dover port and belonging to John Mascall and James Cheesly, of London merchants. Ibid., p. 162.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to quit a seizure of rum saved out of the Dudley of Boston, New England, Thomas Lazenby master, laden with goods from Barbados for London and which drove on shore in the Isle of Wight in October last.
Prefixing : report of said Commissioners on said Lazenby's petition. He is reduced to great want and at a great distance from his friends and family. The rum has been seized for Excise Duties which he prays may be remitted that he and the poor men to whom it belongs may subsist themselves from perishing. Ibid., pp. 162-3.
Same by same to same to permit John Mascall to reduce to proof the French brandies ut supra p. 321 taken as prize by his privateers the Dolphin and Flying Horse.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners. Ibid., p. 165.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to pay Mr. Dummer to Jan. 25 next without any deduction on his contract for 5 pacquet boats for the correspondence betwixt England and the West India Islands. The sum which will be wanting on Jan. 25 next to make up the sum of 8000l. for the income of letters and freight of passengers to and from the said West Indies for the year ending at that date is hereby to be taken out of the payment due at July 25 next and not out of the payment to be made by him on Jan. 25 next.
Prefixing : report by said Postmasters General on said Dummer's memorial. The amount received for post of the said letters and freight of the said passengers is 3536l. 3s. 11d. to date and this will probably rise to 4276l. 3s. 11d. by Jan. 25 next leaving a great deficiency to make up the 8000l. which Dummer is to answer to the Queen therefor. This would put him in a great difficulty in view of the great expense he has been at in this year. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 168.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt, Auditor General of the Plantations, on several papers received from Virginia, transmitted to Treasurer Godolphin by Col. Nott, Governor thereof. Col. Nott therein represents to your Lordship that as directed he has issued a warrant to the executors of Col. Byrd, late Receiver of Virginia, to return 3000l. into the Exchequer from her Majesty's quit rents in Virginia. He has withal sent the Minutes of the Council relating to the management of the revenue by Col. Nicholson, the late Governor, since the death of the said Col. Byrd and gives his opinion, with that of the Council, for keeping the offices of Auditor and of Receiver there in the same person, the execution whereof he has placed in Mr. Byrd [son of the said Col. Byrd] until her Majesty's pleasure be known. But your Lordship having lately over ruled that matter, and commissions being issued for the placing those offices in two several persons, no further orders are wanting thereon. Treasurer Godolphin's marginal note hereon. "My Lord has determined this matter already."
[He informs also] that he has likewise charged upon the revenue of quit rents her Majesty's warrant for 200l. to Col. Jennings, the Secretary of that Colony, to defray the said Jennings' expenses in his voyage to England for her Majesty's service. Treasurer Godolphin's marginal note hereon. "Approved."
He also, in his said letter, gives your Lordship an account of a felo de se [of John Holt] whereby a forfeiture of his estate accrues to the Queen ; which being valued by the sheriff at no more than 150l. 9s. 6d. (amounting chiefly in cattle for plantations) he represents the case of the surviving children as worthy of her Majesty's compassion. I humbly report my opinion that her Majesty's pardon of that forfeiture, as in other cases of like nature in the Plantations, will prove a much greater benefit to her Majesty's revenue, by leaving those persons in the way of improvement of their plantations, than if they were forced to leave the same by a strict exaction of that forfeiture. Treasurer Godolphin's marginal note hereon. "Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a warrant for her Majesty to sign." [See infra p. 531 under date 1705-6 Jan. 7.]
I further humbly lay before your Lordship an abstract of the revenue of the 2s. [Duty] per hogshead, as also of her Majesty's revenue of Quit Rents in that colony since the death of Col. Byrd to the time of Col. Nicholson's leaving that Government "and having received a bill from Mr. Bird for 3000l. out of the said quit rents [and] payable into the Receipt of her Majesty's Exchequer by Mr. Perry, merchant of London, the same is herewith laid before your Lordship." (Treasurer Godolphin's marginal note "The 3000l. [is] to be paid into the Exchequer, and Mr. Taylor is to word the tally.")
Followed by :
(1) abstract of her Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead, Port Duties and Head money arising within the Colony of Virginia from the 25th of Oct. 1704 to the 20th July 1705.
£ s. d.
Charge :
balance of account ending 25 Oct. 1704 remaining in the hands of the executors of Col. William Byrd as Receiver General 1946 2 6
Duties as above received between 25 Oct. 1704 and 20 July 1705 2222 18
Money remaining in cash, part of 100l. advanced by the late Governor to answer public occasions 40 6 10¾
£4209 7 10¼
Discharge :
by cash paid [to] the late Governor, Col. Nicholson, his salary for 3 quarters and 21 days, namely from 25 Oct. 1704 to 15 Aug. 1705 and for house rent for the same time 1736 3 11¼
by salary paid to the Gentlemen of the Council and to several officers for half a year's salary to 25 April 1705 327 10 0
by several Minutes for their attendance on the General Court and Assembly 10 0 0
by allowances to Collectors, Receivers etc. 194 16 9
by payment made to the said late Governor to reimburse him so much lent by him for the publick occasion 100 0 0
£2368 10
Balance due to her Majesty 1840l. 17s. 2d.
(2) Abstract of her Majesty's revenue of Quit Rents arising in Virginia for one year ending in April 1705.
£ s. d.
Charge :
balance of a former account remaining in the hands of the executors of the late Col. William Byrd as Receiver General 5752 9 4
Quit rents received for the year 1704 1841 1
several Compositions for Escheats, Land and Rights for land sold 16 16 11
£7610 7
Discharge :
by allowances to the Sheriffs, Auditors and Receivers 309 12 10¼
by her Majesty's warrant to Col. Jennings 200 0 0
£509 12 10¼
balance remaining 7100l. 14s. 11½d.
out of which balance is to be deducted 3000l. now ready to be paid into the Receipt of her Majesty's Exchequer, as being remitted over for that purpose pursuant to her Majesty's orders : and there will then be due to her Majesty 4100l. 14s. 11½d.
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 283-6.
December 12. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 252l. 9s. 0d. to Robert Levingston (Livingston) as in full (with 994l. 4s. 7d. paid to him 1704 Oct 19 and 670l. similarly paid 1705 April 30) for provisions by him furnished to 2 Companies of Foot in New York from 1699 Dec. 25 to 1700 April 26, to wit 177l. 4s. 3d. of New York money for provisions supplied to Capt. Jam. Weemes's Company and 150l. 19s. 6d. for the like to Col. Ingoldsby's Company making 328l. 3s. 9d. of New York money, equal to 252l. 9s. 0d. in sterling money. The said sum is to be paid out of the undisposed surplus of the 30 per cent. gain representing the difference in value of money current in the Province of New York from Sterling money upon clearing the arrears to the Forces there [as by the Act 2-3 Anne c. 17, clauses 56-7]. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 496-7. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 297-9.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 300,000l. to Harry Mordaunt as imprest for land and sea service of the Ordnance. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 497.
Same to same for a same for the passing of the account of Sir Henry Bellasyse, late Governor of the town and garrison of Galway, Ireland, of moneys received and paid for the fortifications and contingencies there upon the conclusion of the war there in 1691 : total charge 1229l. 4s. 7d. : total cravings in discharge 1229l. 4s. 7d. : as per details here stated (627l. 4s. 7d. for making fortifications ; 274l. paid to sick and wounded, deserters, and the Hospital at Galway ; 58l. for expenses etc. ; 230l. sent to — O'Donnell by order of the Earl of Athlone and sent by the hands of Sir Herbert Cunningham ; 10l. given to Lieut. Col. Bodkin, being a deserter and paid by like order ; 30l. to Capt. Dunbar then Governor of Buffin for Contingencies and for which he ought to account) : the Queen being satisfied of the truth of said account although such formal warrants and vouchers for same are not producible as by the strict rules of the Exchequer are or might be requisite. Ibid., pp. 498-9.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to James Brydges as imprest to be paid over to [David] Flotard for special service relating to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy. (Money warrant dated Dec. 17 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 504. Order Book VI, p. 429. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 43.
Same for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough, Keeper of the Privy Purse : for the service of the Privy Purse and for Healing Medals : without account. (Money warrant dated Dec. 17 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 504. Order Book VI, p. 432.
Establishment under the royal sign manual for a hospital in Catalonia consisting of a Director and Purveyor, two Physicians, two Master Chirurgeons, four chirurgeon's mates and two apothecaries : total establishment 5l. 5s. 0d. a day or 1916l. 5s. 0d. a year : to date as from Dec. 25 inst. "and our further pleasure is that no chirurgeon or chirurgeon's mate belonging to any of our Regiments shall be at the same time a chirurgeon or mate of the Hospital." Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 8.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay the annuity of 4000l. to William Cowper as Keeper of the Great Seal as by his patent of Nov. 29 last. Money Book XVIII, p. 87.
Money order for 500l. to Antho. Hodges, Lieut. Governor of Montserrat, for 2½ years to Oct. 10 last on his allowance in lieu of presents from the Assemblies. Order Book VI, p. 429.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Portugal Envoy relating to arms etc. designed to have been shipped off at Falmouth. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 164.
Same to same to deliver at Mr. Lowman's lodgings at Kensington the 500 flasks of Spaw water for the Queen and the Prince, from the yacht commanded by Capt. Sanderson which is expected from Holland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the reasonableness of the enclosed account of payments (rewards etc.) ordered by the Governor and Council of Massachusetts Bay to be made out of the gold and treasure imported by Capt. John Quelch and company who were tried and condemned for felony and piracy : as follows
Appending : said accompt, certified by Secretary Isa. Addington, of payments ordered as above to defray the charges arising on the seizing and securing of the said pirates and their treasure, upon their imprisonment and execution of some of them.
£ s. d.
to Major Stephen Sewall with the Troops and others attending him in pursuit by land and water after Charles James and 6 other of the said pirates, and apprehending and conveying them from the Province of New Hampshire : and in gratification of the said Major Sewall, Capt. Turner and other Officers for their good service 130 5 0
to Samuel Sewall, Nathaniel Byfield and Paul Dudley Esqrs., Commissioners for enquiry sent into the county of Essex ; for their charges and service on the said Commission and pursuit after some of the pirates 25 7 10
to Paul Dudley Esq. and John Volentine gent, charges in a journey to Salem and Marblehead in pursuit after the pirates 2 9 0
to Capt. John Browne for a shallop and 12 men from Marblehead to Cape Ann 5 8 0
to Joseph Alling and others for apprehending 2 of the pirates and delivering them to authority 3 0 0
to Francis Gahtmant, chirurgeon, for discovery and giving notice of some of the pirates 5 0 0
to Messrs. Apthorpe and Jesse, 2 of the Constables of Boston for their service etc. about apprehending the pirates 2 0 0
to the Constables of the several towns betwixt Bristol and Boston for apprehending and conveying of Scudamore etc. 2 18 0
to Lieut. Governor Usher, expenses in securing and returning James Austin's gold from the Province of New Hampshire 3 10 0
to Charles Storey Esq., Secretary of the said Province for charges in apprehending and examining of the said Austin 2 0 0
to Richard Josse, sheriff of New Hampshire his officers and underkeeper for charge of keeping said Austin, expense in his sickness and conveying him into this Province 9 5 0
to Samuel Wakefield, Deputy Marshal of the Admiralty, for charges in apprehending several of the pirates 4 5 6
to Stephen North, taverner, for entertainment of the Commissioners during the sitting of the Court of Admiralty and for witnesses 28 11 6
to Paul Dudley, the Queen's Advocate, for the prosecution of the said pirates, preparing the Trial for the Press, supervising of the same ; and for his service relating to Capt. Larrimore etc. as accessories 36 0 0
to Thomas Newton Esq., of Counsel for the Queen on the trial of the said pirates 10 0 0
to Mr. John Volentine, Register, for his service on the Trials and for transcribing them to be transmitted to her Majesty's High Court of Admiralty in England 13 0 0
to Mr. Giles Dyer, sheriff of the county of Suffolk, for his service relating to the prisoners 5 0 0
to Mr. James Meinzies, assigned of Counsel to the prisoners on their trial 20 0 0
to Mr. Henry Franklyn, Marshal of the Admiralty, for the gibbet, Guards and execution 29 19 0
more for the gibbet 2 0 0
to Capt. Edward Brattle, charges on a negro boy imported by the said pirates 1 5 0
to Andrew Belcher Esq., charges for clothing of the witnesses sent from England with Larrimore and Wells, charged as accessories 7 18 0
to ditto for necessary clothing supplied to some of the prisoners 5 9 6
to William Clarke for charge of cask to shift the sugar for landing and securing the same and other stores 13 0 0
£366 12 4
Thus far allowed.
£ s. d.
Further demands since given in
to Mr. William Gedney, sheriff of the county of Essex, for himself and assistants, travail and expenses in searching after the pirates and their treasure 7 0 0
to James Noyes, deputy sheriff of Essex and his assistants, travail and expense in conveying James Austin, one of the pirates from Newbury to Boston 2 2 0
to Job Burnam, ferryman at Salem, for ferrage of posts, officers, guards, and horses forward and back in search and pursuit after the pirates 1 10 0
to James Jarvis, blacksmith, for making and mending of chains, manacles etc., attending to put on and take them off 8 0 0
to the Keeper of her Majesty's Gaol in Suffolk for diet and keeping of 25 of the said pirates, some of them until the 30th of July 1705 (30l. whereof he hath formerly received a warrant for) 112 14 0
to Constable Foster, for trouble and charge in searching, seizing and securing several of the said pirates and their gold 5 0 0
to Capt. John Candler, for seizing and rendering to justice two of the said pirates 10 0 0
to 5 Commissioners for receiving, securing and paying the whole 100 0 0
to the Governor as Judge of the Court, 5 per cent. : which, of the gold, is 44 ounces at 5l. per ounce 220 0 0
to Edward Weaver, scrivener, for his assistance in taking examinations etc. 0 12 0
The Advocate, Council [Counsel] and Register respectively demand the further allowance of 30l. to the Advocate, 12l. to the Council [Counsel] and 17l. to the Register or 49l. in all agreeable to the fees for the Prosecution of Capital offenders in the Plantations 49 0 0
(2) Letter from the said Secretary Isa. Addington to William Blathwayt dated from Boston 6 Nov. 1705.
Before the receipt of yours of April 10 last I had despatched by her Majesty's ship Advice a certificate of the Treasurer and Receiver General of this Province [of Massachusetts Bay] to wit of his [taking] his oath to the public accounts in the several years during his being in that office. I drew a like certificate for the Treasurer of New Hampshire to make oath to before his Excellency at the time of his being in that Province, which he designed to [be] before the ships sailed and accordingly took passage by water but was unhappily forced back by a violent storm.
That [certificate] therefore comes now. In observance of your direction I have enclosed the accompts of the piratical treasure upon Quelch's condemnation, which is shipped upon her Majesty's ship Guernsey, Capt. John Huntinton, Commander, and Simon Lyon, Lieutenant, and addressed to the Lord Treasurer Godolphin with the accompts thereof. By the same conveyance also is sent the Minutes of Council, Journal of the General Assembly, and the Acts and Laws by them passed ; and those formerly sent that were mislaid ; with other public papers directed to Mr. Secretary Popple.
You will have an account by them and by his Excellency's letters, of the affairs of her Majesty's Government [here].
(3) Invoice dated Boston in New England 24 Oct. 1705 signed by Isa. Addington, James Taylor, Paul Dudley, Commissioners, of coined [gold] bar [gold] and dust gold contained in 5 bags or purses of leather sealed up, being the full remainder of all the gold imported into this Province by Capt. John Quelch and [his] company convicted of felony and piracy, which by any ways or means came to our hands and custody, as being appointed Commissioners to receive and secure the same ; the necessary charges of seizing, securing, imprisoning and trying the said pirates and their treasure having been in part paid thereout : total 788 ounces 3 pennyweight of gold : which at 5l. 5s. per ounce is 4137l. 15s. 9d.
In the margin : This gold was coined into 2944 guineas and 22 grains as appears by a report of Isa. Newton Esq., Master of the Mint, to the Lord Treasurer : and [was] ordered to be paid into the Exchequer by a warrant dated 21 March 1705-6 : "copies of which report and warrant are laid up in the press amongst the New England accompts."
(4) Account of the gold, silver, sugar, guns etc. imported by Capt. John Quelch and company who were convicted of felony and piracy, which by any means came into the hands of us, Commissioners appointed by his Excellency the Governor with the advice of the Council, to receive and secure the same.
£ s. d.
to charges of seizing, imprisonment and process against the said pirates and securing and issuing the gold etc. 726 19 4
further charges paid by the Governor's order 42 0 0
788 ounces 3 pennyweight of gold as above 4137 15 9
loss on the sale of the silver reckoned at 8s. the ounce would yield but 7s. 6d. 2 3 2
£4908 18 3
by coined, bar and dust gold seized, 879 ounces 10 pennyweight at 5l. 5s. 0d. the ounce 4617 10 0
90 ounces 4 pennyweight of silver at 7s. 6d. per ounce and 2 coins numbered 640 reas 34 5 7
sugar, guns, sails etc. sold at a public sale 183 8 7
2 negro boys disposed of at a public sale 40 0 0
money received of Capt. Chandler which he seized 3 19 8
by William Clark for a small remnant of sugar 1 10 0
small extra parcels of gold 28 4 5
£4908 18 3
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 290-294. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 164.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Col. William Breton shewing that in April last he contracted with Mr. Stapleton to clothe his Regiment with a whole and half clothing but the said Regiment being now ordered to Barcelona Mr. Stapleton refuses to supply the second clothing (which by contract he was to do in 1706) he having not as yet received anything for the first : therefore praying payment of the offreckonings due to Xmas next otherwise he cannot comply with his contract. Reference Book VIII, p. 212.
December 13. Letter of direction for 8700l. to Francis Godolphin, the Cofferer of the Household ; out of Civil List moneys ; to complete what remains due to the Household for last Sept. 29 quarter. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 41.
Same for 6659l. 12s. 3½d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to clear the debt in the Office of the Works for the months of April, May and June 1705 : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 42.
Same for 5000l. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe : towards satisfying the debts incurred in that Office since her Majesty's accession : to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Secretary Hedges enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] on Ambassador Methuen's letter concerning goods shipped for Portugal for the war. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 164.
Treasury reference to the Secretary at War of the petition of Col. Gilby, Lieut. Governor of Hull, setting forth the hardships of the Garrison there for want of better allowance of fire and candle which has been reduced from 473l. to 63l. per an. and the necessity of a porter to keep the gates of the town and citadel at an allowance of 12d. a day, which duty is now under the care of a centinell to the dangerous consequences of the Garrison and defrauding the Queen of her Customs. Reference Book VIII, p. 199.
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 provision of 3 pairs of fine blankets for the Bedchamber women in waiting : to an estimate of 5l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 197.
December 14. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to discharge a recognizance of 50l. entered into by William Marston, vicar of Redbourn near St. Albans, as bail for John Cairns who about 2 years since was carried before John Metcalfe a Justice of Peace for co. Middlesex on suspicion of robbery, said Marston being falsely informed that the recognizance was withdrawn. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 501.
Same to same to discharge the judgment against Henry Sisterne for smuggling, he being a seaman in the last war with Holland and so disabled therein that he has since gained a sustenance for his wife and 3 small children in fishing in and about the harbour of Poole, he having been a prisoner in Dorcester gaol ever since 1699 in a most miserable condition. Ibid., pp. 502-3.
Royal sign manual for 572l. 6s. 0d. to Richard, Visct. Shannon being 537l. 10s. 0d. for a present of 500 guineas and 34l. 16s. 0d. for fees on the receipt of same ; as royal bounty for bringing an express from the Earl of Peterborough of the great successes of the Troops of us and our Allies in Catalonia. (Money warrant dated 21 Dec. hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 502. Money Book XVIII, p. 109. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 49.
William Lowndes to the Queen's printers to follow the instructions of the Agents for Taxes about printing the Act for the Land Tax anno 1706. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 165.
Same to Auditor Manwaring'to prepare for declaration the enclosed state [missing] of the Wine Licence revenue for one year ending 1704 Dec. 25. Ibid., p. 174.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Child for a lease of an old building with a yard and garden in Guildford co. Surrey which was in lease to Dr. John Windebank. Reference Book VIII, p. 198.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Capt. Rogers shewing that he succeeded Mr. Myvod, late Brigadier in the second Troop of Horse Guards, who died in May last, from whose death petitioner's commission dates ; but there was some time spent in procuring the said commission during which time the said Troop was mustered and petitioner is respited for 61 days : therefore praying removal of said respit. Ibid., p. 200.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the assignees of the commission of bankruptcy against Eze. Hall offering a collateral security for said Hall's debt of 1600l. for Customs "which the Customs Commissioners refuse on account of an interest the said Hall hath in a ship called the Swallow to the value of 1700l. for which share the Commissioners insist upon security as well as the collateral offered." Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Pentire of Boyton co. Cornwall "and if he see cause, to send to Mr. Tregare to enable him to make a perfect state of what is prayed by the petitioner." Ibid.
December 15. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report as to Edw. Scarborough's suspension as Collector of Liverpool port and as to Lionell Norman's fitness to succeed him, he being recommended by Major General Maine. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 165.
December 17. Money warrant for 2597l. 2s. 10d. to Edward Brewster and Gilham Hills for printing Acts, Proclamations etc. and for stationery wares delivered for the service of the two Houses and the various Offices, detailed, for one year from 1703 Michaelmas to 1704 Michaelmas.
£ s. d.
the Archbishop of Canterbury 880 10 11
the Lord Treasurer 255 10 6
the Privy Council 111 15 4
the Clerk of the House of Peers 489 7 5
the Speaker of the House of Commons 66 17 7
the Clerk of the House of Commons 347 1 6
the Serjeant at Arms of the House of Commons 391 9 3
the Crown Office 41 13 4
the Hanaper Office 12 17 0
£2597 2 10
(Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 90. Order Book VI, p. 431. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 49.
Same for 551l. 16s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for fees on tallies of loan and other tallies stricken by them without fees, for the service of the Crown, from Easter 1705 to Michaelmas last : viz. 5518 tallies in all, being 2347 tallies for the purchase of annuities for 99 years ; 1273 tallies for the purchase of reversions and 1898 tallies of loan on the several funds. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 91. Order Book VI, p. 430. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 43.
Same for 68l. 19s. 6d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining Tallies in the Exchequer Court ; for fetching from the Tally Court and sorting and disposing in order the foils of the aforesaid 5518 tallies and in joining and delivering the foils of the said tallies, when in course of payment, back to the Tally Court to be cancelled. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 91. Order Book VI, p. 430. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 43.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for money orders to the substituted assignees of certain of the Bankers' annuities as in a certificate thereof [not prefixed] : being to rectify previous certificates in cases where by wills, deeds or other assurances a change of ownership has taken place in the said assigned annuities. [No details of assignees' names or of amounts are entered.] Money Book XVIII, p. 99.
Same by same to the Transports Commissioners to pay interest at 6 per cent. on the bills which you shall from time to time make out and register for payments for transport service : the said interest to be computed from the day the principal ought to be paid.
Prefixing : (a) petition from thirty owners, detailed, of transport ships taken up by the said Commissioners ut supra p. 387.
(b) report thereon by the said Commissioners dated Transport Office 20 Aug. 1705. Our agreements for hire are as stated in the said petition. But we have not been able to comply with these articles and we are now upon making out bills for what is due to each ship as their accounts are cleared, to be paid in course according to your (the Lord Treasurer's) direction. We desire leave to make out bills according to our contract by course according to the priority of the ships' entering into pay. As to that part of the petition which prays that the bills in course may bear interest we humbly acquaint your lordship that the bills made out by the Navy Commissioners and the Victualling Commissioners for stores and provisions bear interest at 6 per cent. from 6 months after the time they are numbered, although the bills they make out for freight of ships which they hire do not carry any interest. In our opinion the Victualling Commissioners' bills for provisions are 9 parts in ten of the debts they contract compared against the articles of freights for hire of ships ; but in this our Office the proportion is the reverse. Money Book XVIII, pp. 100-102.
Money warrant for 50l. to John English for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Marshal of the Ceremonies. Ibid., p. 103. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 43.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage to satisfy the surplusage of 8l. 10s. 7d. resting on the account of John Dalston as Sheriff of Cumberland for the year ended 1703 Sept. 29 ; same to be thereby paid out of the like debit resting on the account of Samuell Pitt, sheriff of the same county for the succeeding year.
Prefixing : extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and debit respectively. Money Book XVIII, p. 103.
Money warrant for 210l. to Harry Mordaunt the present Conservator or Supervisor of Dean Forest for the arrears for one year to 1704 Xmas on the allowance of 100l. per an. to himself and 80l. per an. for the 6 keepers and the 30l. per an. to the said keepers which is "to be distributed according to the quantity of inclosures within their districts." (Money order dated 1705-6 Jan. 9 hereon). Ibid., p. 111. Order Book VI, p. 441.
Same for 12l. 4s. 0d. to the Churchwardens of St. Michael Cornhill for one year to June 24 last on the perpetuity for the poor of the parish. Money Book XVIII, p. 122.
Money order for 305l. 8s. 10d. to Sir Michael Heneage, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered by him to the officers of said Court in last Michaelmas term (including 2l. 18s. 4d. for 145 days July 28 last to Dec. 15 inst. on his diet allowance of 5d. a day). Order Book VI, p. 431. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 49.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 200l. to Col. Edmund Rivett as royal bounty for his good service in the defence of Gibraltar. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 165.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to pay Joseph Bentley, collector of Customs for Lancaster port, 100l. as reward for detecting frauds in the Salt Duties, he having for three years past made it part of his business to examine the Custom house books for the port of Liverpool, Chester and along the coast of Wales in order to detect frauds in the Salt Duties in which he has so well succeeded that he has given information of several parcels of salt shipped off for parts beyond the seas and which have drawn back the Duties and have been re-landed in Wales by forged certificates and have not paid the Duty at re-landing ; upon which, judgments have been obtained in the Exchequer Court for 441l. 6s. 3d. for repayment of drawback.
Prefixing : report from the Salt Commissioners on Bentley's services herein. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 399.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Bartho. Midley surety with one Goupy for one Alexander Valliere's appearance at Westminster in Easter term last, which he did and was discharged but neglected to pay about 16l. to have the Rule of Court drawn up for his discharge, and the said recognizance was estreated and process of Pipe went to the sheriffs of London who seized petitioner's goods to his utter ruin. Reference Book VIII, p. 200.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sheldon Mervin for a lease of the manor and lordship of Curry Mallet co. Somerset. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Shales of the petition of John Duncombe junr. proposing his securities detailed as Receiver of Crown Lands for cos. Suffolk and Cambridge. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Guy Ball of London merchant for an allowance for the loss of his ship Mary, Thomas Abraham master 315 tons, hired by the said Commissioners April 21 last to carry 210 soldiers of Col. Handaside's Regiment with their clothing etc. to Jamaica, which ship was got ready and sailed to the Buoy in the Nore and thence to Spithead where she waited for clothing and baggage till June 21 and for convoy till Aug. 11 when there happened a violent storm which stranded her. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Jackson merchant shewing that he has seized a quantity of liquid for staining calico imported by Peter Mauvilian etc. ut supra p. 429 : therefore praying that same may be proceeded against. Ibid., p. 207.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to permit Carlton Goddard, John Jelfe, and Rich. and William Grosvenor to make a post entry of Spanish and Portugal brandy lately imported by them, which appears all above proof and thereupon to pay Duty upon the whole as single brandy.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 166-7.
December 8. Treasury reference to Mr. Cartwright of the petition of Jam. Macneale shewing that he was a serjeant in Major General Hamilton's Regiment but was abroad by command when the accounts of the Regiment were made up by Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Vincent and he cannot now receive what is due to him. Reference Book VIII, p. 201.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to make a new contract with Thomas Foley for the delivery of 6000 cord of wood yearly out of Dean Forest for 6 years, the old contract being expired. (This warrant was cancelled and replaced by the warrant of 1705-6 Feb. 28 infra p. 593.) Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 169.
December 19. Money warrant for 20l. to Andrew Auchanleck, clerk, for the charge of his passage to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Dec. 19 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 103. Order Book VI, p. 429. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 43.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to John Tailer, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for buildings at Woodstock : and completes 20,000l. thereon. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 40.
Same for 2259l. 16s. 6d. to James Bridges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans to be made by Sir Hen. Furnese on credit of Land Tax anno 1705 : and is in part of 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1705 and to be paid over to said Furnese in full of 6000l. for Methuen's bills of exchange for 20,000 milreis ut supra p. 495. Ibid., p. 42.
Same for 2300l. to said Bridges for the extraordinary charges about the defence of Gibraltar : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Brydges himself on credit of the Land Tax 1705. Ibid., p. 43.
William Lowndes to said Bridges. The above 2300l. and a further 2800l. (making 5100l. in all) issued to you July 31 last in tallies on the Two Thirds Subsidy on the order for extraordinaries [of the Forces abroad] anno 1703 is to be applied to answer 5100l. on Mr. Methuen's bill of exchange from Lisbon for 17,000 milreis taken up there for the service of Gibraltar. The Lord Treasurer will allow interest on the tallies from the time the bills became due. Ibid.
Same for 66l. 11s. 2d. to the executors of Judge [Sir Edward] Nevill lately deceased : out of Civil List money. Ibid.
Same for 1500l. to Francis Godolphin, the Cofferer of the Household : out of same : upon account for last Xmas quarter for the service of the Household. Ibid., p. 44.
Same for 300,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer : out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Land Tax 1706 : to be reserved for such services as shall be directed. Ibid.
Same for 580l. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : for services as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for raising 5000 additional men anno 1705
for Senr. Antonio Manzoni for the return of 17,000 milreis paid to the Earl of Peterborough on account of the Forces under him, over and above 6s. per milrei pursuant to agreement in that behalf 70 0 0
for Brigadier Stanhope to complete his pay as one of the Brigadiers to the Forces in Catalonia from 31 March 1705 to 23 Dec. inst. 276 0 0
(of the above 2 sums 270l. is to be issued out of loans on Malt ; 50l. out of loans on Low Wines and 26l. out of loans on Two Thirds Subsidy).
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service anno 1705
for levy money to complete the 2 Additional Companies and recruits for Handasyde's Regiment in lieu of such as died on shipboard or were lost in the late storm : to be issued out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy 234 0 0
£580 0 0
Ibid., p. 52.
William Lowndes to the said Mr. How to apply (out of the tallies and orders on Low Wines for 15,000l. which were put into your hands on the 7th inst. for the service of the 5000 additional men anno 1705) the sum of 900l. to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by the Earl of Peterborough from Barcelona for 4000 dollars payable to the Prizes Commissioners for value received from their Agent with the Fleet, as on account of the Forces under said Earl in Catalonia. Ibid., p. 53.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the Venetian Ambassador's memorial [missing] relating to some East India things arrived for him from Holland "which being prohibited he desires may be again exported." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 165.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Excise Commissioners to employ Thomas Tresham as a clerk in the distillery. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad. In your next memorial [for money] you are to make a demand of 1470l. for levy money of 490 men sent out of Ireland to Portugal. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Margaret Mascall, widow of John Mascall, praying that some small French wines taken as prize in the Patience may be sold by inch of candle. Reference Book VIII, p. 201.
Same to same of the like petition of Edward Dumaresque, Commander of the Lovis galley, privateer, as to like wines taken prize in the ships St. James of Molaix [Morlaix] and St Joseph of Abrisdue [Aberildut]. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the [Admiralty] Receiver of Salvage Money to pay 815l. 7s. 9d. to Capt. Edward Owen, Commander of her Majesty's ship Rochester and his ship's company for the five eighth parts of the salvage of the ship Richard and Sarah and her lading as an English merchant ship which on April 30 last he chased and rescued from the French, being richly laden from Jamaica.
Prefixing : order of the Queen in Council dated Dec. 13 inst. herein made upon a report dated Dec. 10 from the Prince of Denmark as Lord High Admiral. (This warrant was cancelled and replaced by a warrant of 1705-6 March 6 with only verbal alterations). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 169-170.
December 20. Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Duke of Montague, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys : to be towards satisfying the debt incurred in the Wardrobe since her Majesty's accession. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 44.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Auditor Shales to take the security of John Duncombe junr. for the office of Receiver of Crown Rents and Revenues in cos. Suffolk and Cambridge in 200l. (Treasurer Godolphin's commission to said Duncombe loco Sir Edward Deering Kt. deceased, dated Dec. 11). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 171, 172.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of this day's date to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of a Canopy of State etc. for the Great Drawing Room at St. James's : to an estimate of 660l. Ibid., p. 197.