Warrant Book
December 1705, 21-31

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'Warrant Book: December 1705, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 512-524. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84842 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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December 1705, 21-31

December 21. Warrant by same to the Receipt to take in loans on the Land Tax anno 1706 to a total not exceeding 1,850,000l. as by the Act of last Session [4-5 Anne c. 1] for said tax. Money Book XVIII, p. 102.
Same by same to the Transports Commissioners to pay 193l. 6s. 8d. as follows : as bounty to the master and men of the transport ship Joseph and Thomas, Thomas Rogers master, for their service in defending her against the enemy viz. : to the master a gold medal and chain of the value of 100l. ; and 46l. 13s. 4d. each to Geo. Fisher, the ship's carpenter who lost a leg and John Nicholson seaman who lost an arm, as in lieu of the pension of 6l. 13s. 4d. during life which by the custom of the Navy is given to seamen of the Navy who lose a limb in an engagement. Ibid., pp. 103-4.
Money warrant for 1300l. to the Duke of Marlborough for 13 weeks to Sept. 28 last on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
970l. to John Methuen for last Sept. 29 quarter's ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
485l. to James Vernon for same as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark.
485l. to Richard Hill for same as same to the Duke of Savoy.
485l. to Paul Methuen for same as same to the King of Portugal.
485l. Henry Newton, Dr. of Laws for same as same to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
485l. to Edmund Poley for same as later same to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
485l. to Geo. Stepney for same as same to the Emperor of Germany.
485l. to Cha. Whitworth for same as same to the Czar of Muscovy.
485l. to John Robinson, Dr. of Divinity for same as same to the King of Sweden.
485l. to Alexander Stanhope for same as same to the States General of the United Provinces and 291l. for same time as Plenipotentiary for negotiating several Affairs.
194l. to Henry Davenant for same as Secretary at Frankfort.
291l. to John Wych for same as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for same as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
150l. to Robert Cole for same as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Darziliers for same as Resident at Geneva.
350l. to the executors of William Aglionby for 70 days June 24 last to Sept. 2 last (the day of his return into the presence) as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons.
361l. 12s. 2d. to Sir Lambert Blackwell for 132 days April 23 last to Sept. 2 last (being the day of his return into the presence) as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
(Money orders dated Dec. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 106-7. Order Book VI, pp. 433-4. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 49.
Same for 135l. to the officers, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their several fees and allowances. (Money order dated 1705-6 Jan. 25 hereon. Cancelled and replaced by a money warrant of 1706 April 17 for 116l. 15s. 0d.). Money Book XVIII, pp. 112, 194. Order Book VI, pp. 442, 468. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 49.
Same for 146l. to Sir Christopher Wren for 16 years from 1689 Michaelmas to 1705 Michaelmas on his patent fee of 9l. 2s. 6d. per an. as Comptroller of the Works at Windsor : and
117l. to John Ball for 8 years from Michaelmas 1697 to Michaelmas 1705 on his patent fee of 14l. 12s. 6d. as Surveyor of the said Works : both the said fees being payable out of the revenue of Windsor but the said revenues having been granted away by the late King they are deprived of their said fees and have therefore prayed to be paid at the Exchequer in like manner as the officers at Hampton Court have lately been. (Money orders dated 1705-6 Jan. 2 hereon). (The letters of direction hereon dated Dec. 31 divide these sums into two several portions representing respectively the amounts accrued due before and after the present Queen's accession. This is occasioned by the keeping of the Civil List moneys due before and after that date in separate accounts). Money Book XVIII, p. 115. Order Book VI, p. 435. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 54, 56.
Same for 33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor, Keeper or Master of her Majesty's Tennis Court ; for last Sept. 29 quarter's fees or salaries. Money Book XVIII, p. 129. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 49.
Letter of direction for 7957l. 12s. 0d. to John Nutin, Paymaster of Transports : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : and is to be applied as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
to clear the debt owing to the ships that transported Forces to Holland the last Spring 5940 8 7
to answer Mr. Tucker's bill from Dublin towards the charge of shipping and provisions for 460 men lately sent from thence 1200 0 0
to answer bills of exchange for transporting Col. Lepel's and Col. Rooke's Regiments from Chester to Ireland and bringing back Lieut. General Erle's Regiment 817 3 5
£7957 12 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 47.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the officers of the Exchequer to attend this afternoon and on Saturday and Monday next both morning and afternoon to give despatch to the public business before the holidays. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 166.
Treasury reference to the Warden etc. of the Mint of the petition of the [Company of] Smelters of Lead shewing that they are a body politick and have brought the same [their art] to great perfection and do weekly produce great quantities of silver from thence which they are obliged to carry into the Mint to be coined "and having at this time several Cor [sic for bars] ready to be coined pray her Majesty's warrant that the Feathers and Rose as a particular mark of distinction may be always stamped upon the money coined from their silver." Reference Book VIII, p. 202.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to employ Robert Colbatch gent, accomptant of the London distillery, as Clerk of the Securities in the Excise loco Theophylact Blechynden who has lately relinquished : the said Colbatch being a good clerk and educated to the law. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 173.
December 22. Money warrants for 120l. 1s. 5½d. to the officers, detailed, of the Ordnance for last Sept. 29 quarter on their several fees.
343l. 2s. 6d. to the Duke of St. Albans for same quarter as Master of the Hawks.
290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple senr., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for same quarter's salaries to himself and the clerks and other officers employed under said Commissioners. (Money order dated Dec. 31 hereon).
125l. to James Gastigny for last Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity or pension.
1750l. to the Commissioners for Trade (William, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Phillip Meadows, William Blathwaite, John Pollexfen, Geo. Stepney, Matthew Prior and Robert Cecil) for same quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Dec. 31 hereon).
1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for same quarter on her annuity.
750l. to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and Charles, Duke of Grafton, for same on their same.
20l. to Dr. [Christopher] Green, Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee.
8l. 6s. 8d. to Emanuel College, Cambridge, for same on their perpetuity.
250l. 18s. 9d. to the Serjeants at arms for last Sept. 29 quarter on their fee and boardwage allowance : being 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to Thomas Charnock, Reginald Riley, Samuel Powel, Jos. Lawson, Tho. Turst, Edmund Williamson, John Temple, Benj. Gregg, Daniel Gardiner, Matthew Hutton.
50l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for same quarter on his allowance.
50l. to the trustees for the Poor Ministers in the Isle of Man for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their annuity or pension.
125l. to Thomas Lane for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension.
100l. to Rachell and Frances, daughters of Dame Ann Windham, for same on their same.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford, Keeper of her Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket, for same on his several fees.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same on his pension : to be paid by tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses of York etc.
25l. to Ann Rogers for same on the annuity to John Rogers and the said Ann his wife.
37l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Wilcox for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Surveyor General of Woods Trent South.
40l. to John Tucker for last Sept. 29 quarter's salary as Keeper of the Paper Office.
25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for same quarter on his pension : hereof 5l. to be for Ann Tonks.
12l. 10s. 0d. to the schoolmaster of Southwell School for 1¼ years to Sept. 29 last on his perpetuity.
28l. 15s. 0d. to Jam. Chase, Apothecary in ordinary to the Queen's person, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his patent fee or salary.
75l. to Hen. Lowman and Mary his wife for same quarter as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper of Kensington Palace.
50l. to Sir David Mitchell for same quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites as Gentleman Usher Black Rod.
50l. and 25l. to Sir Cha. Cotterell for same quarter on his fee as Master of the Ceremonies and on his allowance in lieu of bills.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Cha. Cotterell for same quarter as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies.
13l. 19s. 4d. to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court for same quarter's salary.
435l. to John, Duke of Newcastle for same quarter as Lord Privy Seal. (The letter of direction hereon is for 485l. : probably an erratum for 435l.)
375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for same quarter as Lord President.
85l. to Benjamin Bennet for same quarter as Governor of the Bermudas.
101l. 16s. 5d. to the Officers of the Works detailed for same quarter on their several fees.
750l. to the Duke of Southampton for same quarter on his annuity.
12l. 10s. 0d. to John Ross for same quarter's fee as one of the chief engravers of her Majesty's signets etc.
50l. to Tho. Walker, for same quarter on his salary as Housekeeper of Newmarket Palace.
150l. to Sir Francis Windham for same quarter on his pension.
48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston Esq. for same quarter's fees as Knight Harbinger.
22l. 16s. 3d. to Richard Colinge and John Cocks for same quarter's fees as Keepers of the Council Chamber.
250l. to the four Clerks of the Privy Council (William Blathwayte, John Povey, Edward Southwell and Christopher Musgrave) for same quarter's salaries.
48l. to George, Duke of Northumberland for same quarter on his fee as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle.
10l. to John Pottinger for same quarter's salary as Comptroller of the Pipe.
10l. to Robert Bertie for same quarter on the pension for the life of Mary Cock. Money Book XVIII, pp. 108, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 132, 134, 136, 139, 141, 151, 153, 232. Order Book VI, p. 416. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 53-4.
Letter of direction for 264,859l. 13s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on Land Tax 1706 : to be for services as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706
for account of 2 months' subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Forces comprising the 40,000 men from 1705 Dec. 24 120328 17 7
for the same for the General Officers 2717 1
for Contingencies to this body for said time 1666 13 4
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for 10,000 additional men anno 1706
for the like subsistence [to the Subject Troops] and full pay for [the Foreign Forces comprising the] said 10,000 men for same time 23692 10
in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706
for subsistence for same time 28862 18
for pay to the General Officers for same time 1906 2
for Contingencies for this body for same time 666 13 4
in part of 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1706
for the King of Portugal on account of 2 months' subsidy for the 13,000 men to be maintained by him 25000 0 0
in part of 250,000l. for recovering of Spain to the House of Austria
for the King of Spain and is to be esteemed as part of 103,530l. payable to him out of the said 250,000l 10000 0 0
for the new Regiments to be sent to Catalonia in part of 72,600l. for their pay, to wit the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers, Col. Britton's, Lord Mohun's, Col. Toby Caulfeild's and Lord Dungannon's for 121 days' subsistence from Dec. 24 inst. to April 23 next 19218 16 8
for the Hospitals in part of 6000l. payable out of said 250,000l. 800 0 0
in part of 96,729l. 13s. 4d. for the 5000 men now in Catalonia anno 1706
for pay of same according to the directions of the Commander in Chief thereof 30000 0 0
£264859 13 10
Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 45-6.
Same for 617,564l. 6s. 10½d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : and is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
to the head of Ordinary as part of the quota for the year 1706
to clear Portsmouth, Plymouth, Kinsale and Harwich Yards [on this head] for Michaelmas and Xmas quarters 1704 18865 0 0
to clear all her Majesty's Yards on this head for another half year to 1705 June 24 39686 0 0
for the Victualling in part of the quota for the year 1706
for the Course for the month of May 1704 41109 7 5
ditto for June 39454 0
ditto for July 37343 7 10
ditto for August 20195 6 9
ditto for September 21409 6 0
ditto for October 43404 18 3
[The total for these 6 items is 202,916l. 6s. 10½d. against which is written in the margin "paid in part to Xmas 1705 179,435l. 10s. 9¼d."]
to [the head of] Wear and Tear in part of the quota for 1706
for the Course for the month of May 1704 35911
ditto for June 41195
ditto for July 41810
ditto for August 50479
ditto for September 50016
ditto for October 34745
for 6 months to the outports 13987
to clear Portsmouth, Plymouth, Kinsale and Harwich Yards [on this head] for 1704 Michaelmas and Xmas quarters 25440
to clear all her Majesty's Yards on this head for another half year to 1705 June 24 62514
£617564 6 10½
Ibid., p. 46.
Same for 37,460l. to same : out of loans on Land Tax 1706 : to be applied as follows :
£
on the head of Wages as in part of the quota for the year 1706
for Sick and Wounded, to be paid to Thomas Savery towards clearing the debts on [sick] quarters for the half year to 1704 Sept. 29 10476
on the head of Victualling as in part of the like quota
for same to same to clear same debt for same half year 6984
for bills of exchange, Necessary Money, Short Allowance Money and Contingencies 20000
£37460
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment accordingly of said 17,460l. to said Savery.)
Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 47, 51.
William Lowndes to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to James Chase, Apothecary to Wm. III, 156l. for 3 years' rent to 1701 Lady day for his house which was made use of for the Lord Chamberlain's Office : and 71l. to Sarah Sell for lodging the Chaplain of the Household to the late King at Kensington. Ibid., p. 48.
Letter of direction for 11,108l. 19s. 0d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, in part of 35,700l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706 : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : and is to be applied as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
for 28 days' subsistence for the Troops in England from Dec. 24 inst. to Jan. 21 next 8562 4 8
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1706
for subsistence for same time for the Regiments of Lieut. Gen. Erle, Brigadier Mordaunt, Lord Paston and the Additional Companies of Col. Handasyde's, Col. Whetham's and Col. Livesay's Regiments 2546 14 4
£11108 19 0
Ibid.
Same for 40,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : to be as in part of the Ordnance quotas for the year 1706 : half thereof for land services of the Ordnance and half for sea services of same. Ibid., p. 49.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of 20,205l. 6s. 2d. to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines : to be applied to the subsistence and clearings of the Regiments of Marines : to be assigned out of moneys arisen on the Land Tax tallies anno 1705 and now remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid., p. 50.
Letter of direction for 24,973l. 15s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, in part of 250,000l. for recovery of the monarchy of Spain to the House of Austria : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1706 : and to be applied as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
for the King of Spain for the like sum advanced to him by the Earl of Peterborough in Catalonia, and is to be esteemed as part of 103,530l. payable to said King out of the said 250,000l. 4500 0 0
for Transports in part of 24,000l. out of the said 250,000l. and is to be paid over to John Nutin, Paymaster of Transports, to wit for 2 months' freight of 5990 tons of shipping to be employed in this Expedition at 12s. per ton per month 7188 0 0
for beds, hammocks and other necessaries to be provided on this embarcation 2307 0 0
for 7500 quarters of corn to be provided at 21s. 3d. per quarter including sacks 7968 15 0
for half the freight of 1500 tons of shipping for the same at 4l. per ton 3000 0 0
for incidents attending this service 10 0 0
£24973 15 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
Same for 320l. to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the Queen's private pensions] : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over according to directions he hath received (see infra p. 521.) Ibid., p. 51.
Same for 25,777l. 15s. 6d. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as in part of 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for Subsidies anno 1706 : to be issued out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : and is intended for the Duke of Savoy, to answer the value of Sir Theodore Janssen's bills for 2 months' subsidy to said Duke in advance from 1705-6 Feb. 3 next to 1706 April 2 next, being 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, at 58 pence per Crown. Ibid., p. 52.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to report on the enclosed opinion [missing] of the Attorney General on Ralph Cook's petition relating to an annual sum of 776l. in bankers' assignments, late the estate of Thomas Price, which he alleges he is entitled to by grant from Wm. and Mary. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 166.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to continue Mr. Bell as Collector of Salt Duties at South Shields : the Earl of Scarborough and Mr. Carr having petitioned for this in his behalf. Ibid., p. 167.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Aynsworth and Company. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing the observations [missing] of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on John Howe's account for 1703 Dec. 25 to 1704 Dec. 24 as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relative to 70l. 13s. 8d. set in super on co. Notts, by John Bury, Receiver General for said county as an arrear of the Land Tax 1703.
And also relating to the collectors of the Subsidies in the parish of Bocking co. Essex anno 1702 whereby it appears that a great fraud has been committed by the said collectors. Ibid., p. 168.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hewett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the verderers of Sherwood Forest concerning their fee trees or allowance in lieu thereof which is now several years in arrear ; and concerning their fees for views and valuations in said forest. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 168.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Daniel Burgesse, Solicitor for Prizes, praying to be heard before any warrant be signed for an additional salary of 20l. per an. to John Wynn (his assistant and) joint solicitor with petitioner : as proposed by the Prizes Commissioners. Reference Book VIII, p. 202.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Slater for a reversionary grant of a tenement in Eton co. Bucks, with the Cock Close and marshy land in Southfields there. Ibid., p. 203.
Same to same of the petition of Lady Diana Howard praying a grant of that piece of ground in St. James's Park whereon Mr. Beaubuisson has built a shed made use of for a dog kennell, which is an annoyance to the petitioner whose house stands near the same. Ibid., p. 204.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Redout of London merchant in behalf of Rose Bauldrye, praying to be heard before any grant pass of the estate of Gabriell Bauldry an alien. Ibid.
December 24. Royal warrant to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies, to pay to any one thereto authorised as your Deputy Paymaster by the Earl of Peterborough, the 40,000l. in bills of exchange drawn by Sir Henry Furnese payable in Lisbon and lately put into your hands ; whereof 10,000l. are to be paid to Charles III, King of Spain, for the support of himself and family and the remaining 30,000l. to be applied to the service of the Forces there employed under the Earl of Peterborough towards reducing the monarchy of Spain to the House of Austria. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 507.
Royal letters patent constituting John Bridger to be Surveyor General of her Majesty's Woods on the continent of America : the Act of 3 Anne c. 9 having provided for the encouraging the importation of Naval stores from the Plantations ; and further the Commissioners for Trade having reported favourably on the petition of several merchants and traders to New England (who prayed the sending thither of some proper person well skilled in the making of tar, raising and curing of hemp and all other naval stores, to instruct the inhabitants therein) and have advised that a Surveyor General should be appointed of all our woods in all our Plantations on the continent of America (that place being now vacant) with powers and instructions for preserving the woods from spoil and to inform and instruct the inhabitants in New England and Colonies adjacent in the best method of making and improving tar and other naval stores ; and have thereto recommended the said Bridger at a salary of 200l. per an. as from Dec. 24 instant. At all convenient times and seasons of the year he or his deputy is to survey all the said woods and timber, to mark the trees fit to be taken for the Navy and to keep a register of the same, transmitting half yearly an account of his proceedings herein to the Lord High Admiral, the Lord Treasurer, one of the Principal Secretaries of State and the Board of Trade. Ibid., pp. 1-2.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Woods to pay 121l. 3s. 10d. to Edward Progers for so much expended [about the Middle Park at Hampton Court].
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Progers' petition. Money Book XVIII, p. 109.
Same by same to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the Queen's Private Pensions] to pay 320l. as follows "pursuant to her Majesty's pleasure to me signified" [see supra p. 519].
l.
to Capt. Crofts 100
to Dorothy Wansborough 30
to Mary Pavia for carrying herself and family to Barbados 60
to Margaret, Countess Dowager of Marlborough 50
to John Crowne 50
to Martha Fitzhugh 20
to William Tagg 10
£320
Ibid., p. 110.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an order in Council [missing] relating to some illegal practices in the importing of prohibited and contraband goods and defrauding the Queen of her Customs. Please propose rules and methods for preventing same. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 167.
Same to same to send the Duke of Marlborough's baggage to his lodgings at St. James's as soon as it arrives from Holland. Ibid., p. 168.
Same to Mr. Progers [Keeper of the Middle Park at Hampton Court]. The Lord Treasurer has signed your warrant for 121l. 3s. 10d. for repairs. But for the future you are to give notice to the Surveyor General of Woods Trent South of repairs necessary. Ibid., p. 169.
Treasury reference to the steward of the manor of Richmond of the petition of John Chappell shewing that Sir Jas. Butler devised to him by will all his copyhold lands in Richmond co. Surrey, therefore praying a licence to settle same for 41 years. Reference Book VIII, p. 202.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the accompt transmitted from New England July 30 last of payments made out of the pirate gold belonging to Quelch and company ut supra pp. 501-2, being 366l. 12s. 4d. allowed of by Col. Dudley and other cravings amounting to 515l. 18s. 0d. I think the said account of charges and cravings is very large in most of the particulars and greater by one third than would be allowed in England for the like service. But forasmuch as the prosecution of pirates is carried on with great difficulty in the Plantations and more especially in the Charter Government in New England and elsewhere, piracy being too much countenanced or at least connived at in those parts for the encouragement of the importation of bullion and other such goods, I think the service could not have been so well carried on by Col. Dudley without an extraordinary expense. Besides, New England money is one fourth part less in value than sterling. As to the balance coming to the Queen a letter was sent 28 March 1705 to Col. Dudley to send over the value after deducting the charge of prosecuting, so there is no doubt of a suitable return from him by the soonest opportunity. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 289-90, 294-5.
December 26. Royal warrant to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to imprest 400l. to John Warters, Solicitor for the said Rights, to defray his charges in prosecuting affairs relating to the Admiralty. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 505.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay a further sum of 20,000l. to John Tayler, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for buildings etc. at Woodstock ; without account except such as shall be rendered to the Duke of Marlborough. (Money order dated 1705-6 Jan. 4 hereon). Ibid., pp. 505-6. Disposition Book VI, p. 444.
Same for 10,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : as imprest : to be paid over for extraordinary charges relating to the defence of Gibraltar, by warrant from the Commander in Chief in Portugal. (Money warrant dated Dec. 28 hereon). (Money order dated 1705-6 Jan. 4 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 506. Order Book VI, p. 436.
December 31. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Excise Office salary bill for 1705 Xmas quarter : total 5947l. 4s. 11d.
The like of the Salt Office salary bill for same quarter : total 1123l. 14s. 1d. Money Book XVIII, p. 125.
Royal warrant for 500l. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for half a year to Xmas last on his pension in lieu of his pension out of [the farm of the Duty on] logwood. Ibid., p. 126.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to Mr. Nutin, Paymaster of Transports : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : as in part of 120,000l. for transporting Land Forces : and is to be applied towards paying off the debts as they stand on the Register of that Office in course.
Followed by : a later undated note of a letter from William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. "This letter not being satisfied your Lordship is now desired to make the issue (directed thereby) to Charles Mason, who is appointed Paymaster of Transports in the room of John Nutin." Disposition Book XVIII, p. 55.
Same for 8405l. 4s. 8½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706 : out of loans to be made by himself on credit of Malt anno 1705 : and is to be reserved in said Brydges' hands to await the Lord Treasurer's direction. Ibid.
William Lowndes to said James Brydges to assign to John Anstis, Receiver of the moneys arising by sale of her Majesty's tin, the 11,594l. 15s. 3½d. lately put into your hands in tallies and orders on Low Wines for account of the 40,000 men anno 1705 : same to be towards making good to her Majesty [to the Civil List] the sum advanced to your deputy in Holland by Mr. Drummond out of the proceeds of the tin consigned to him there for sale. (A like letter for similarly assigning the above sum of 8405l. 4s. 8½d. making in all 20,000l. for the said purpose). Ibid.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer notices that Mr. Nutin's certificate of his receipts and payments for transport service are not signed by you. My Lord looks upon you as the proper comptroll upon his [Nutin's] accounts. Please examine and attest his certificates and satisfy yourselves from time to time concerning the balance resting thereon. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 169.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present William Loup for some better employment than he now enjoys. Ibid., p. 170.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Squire praying to be continued as assistant landwaiter, from which place he has been dismissed. Reference Book VIII, p. 202.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Boit merchant for leave to ship off some brandy brought from Geneva [Genoa] in the Miserecordia, on the Excise of which he would otherwise lose 1000l. : he having done the Government a considerable service in the late war in supplying the Forces in the Milanese under Lord Galway with subsistence to the value of 25,000l. sterling and in this war by supplying the Prince of Hesse Darmstadt at Gibraltar with lead when the Garrison wanted the same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] of the petition of Jo[h]n Warner, pheasant keeper at Hampton Court, praying repairs at the paling and sheds of the pheasantry in the Middle Park at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Margret Marshall shewing that her husband in his life time landed in Rye port some brandy taken in the ship Stadt Stockholme on which double Duty is now demanded, which will be more than the value of the brandy : therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 203.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against John Lawton, one of the sureties of Thomas Spendlove late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Stafford. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 173.
Subscription by same for the execution of the Lord Chamberlain's warrant of this day's date to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of quilts, bolsters etc. for the Yeomen of the Guard : to an estimate of 125l. Ibid., p. 197.
William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] to William Lowndes dated Whitehall. Since the preparing of the account [of the pirate Quelch's gold] to be laid before my Lord Treasurer, I have received from my Deputy in New England and from Col. Dudley letters informing of his [Dudley's] full compliance with her Majesty's commands and transmitting a further and final account of the said pirates' gold, silver and goods and of the charges of prosecution etc. and an invoice of the gold delivered to the ship Guernsey. The said ship being, as I understand, now at Portsmouth I annex the said account etc. see supra pp. 501-4. Col. Dudley refers his own service and that of the Lieut. Governor in this transaction to my Lord Treasurer's favourable consideration. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 296.