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January 1706, 1-10

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'Warrant Book: January 1706, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 525-537. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84843 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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January 1706, 1-10

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals And Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports And Other Entries: All Not Of The Nature Of Treasury Minutes.
1705-6. January 1. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 60,782l. 4s. 11½d. to Deficient Funds as follows : the said sum representing the income between Dec. 4 last and Jan. 1 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 8164l. 6s. 8d. from Windows ; 9545l. 12s. 1d. from Additional Impositions ; 3620l. 15s. 0d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 18,584l. 2s. 1½d. from New Customs ; 3888l. 15s. 3d. from Marriages ; 18,658l. 7s. 2d. from Continued Impositions ; 5320l. 6s. 8d. from Salt and Whale Fins : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows viz. :
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 1st Jan., 1705-6. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 21914 5 8 1126 18 3
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 87928 9 3 8253 7
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 185738 10 8 18580 9
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 39665 13 4 1808 14 6
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 40216 15 4324 9
Salt, &c. 1711500 0 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 148774 19 10½ 9019 5 10½
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 85649 7 4540 11
Marriages 648000 0 0 119033 8 4 13128 9
4871611 8 0 728921 9 11½ 60782 4 11½
Deduct for the Registers on Salt and Two Thirds Excise now cleared 1871500 0 0
3000111 8 0
Money Book XVIII, p. 121.
William Lowndes to the Transports Commissioners. The owners of the transport ships employed in transporting her Majesty's Forces to Cadiz and the West Indies complain of the hardship of their want of their money. The Lord Treasurer intends speedily to order 30,000l. for the Course of your Office. Send him a list of the said Course "that so he may see whether the said 30,000l. will reach to pay off the petitioners." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 169.
January 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to repay the assessments to the Land Tax anno 1705 on the officers of the Customs whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. Money Book XVIII, p. 117.
Letter of direction for 91,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, to wit 51,000l. this week and 40,000l. next week, out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : and to be applied as follows viz.:
l.
for the Ordinary of the Navy 8000
for Wages 80000
more on the head of Wages ; which is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, upon account of pay to the Regiments of Marines, to enable the Officers to make their recruits 3000
£91000
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest said 3000l. to Whitfeild). Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 54, 56.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the Surveyor General's report on an enclosed inquisition [missing] on derelict lands in Lincolnshire of which James Grahme desires a lease. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 169.
January 2 & 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Wood as a landwaiter at Plymouth loco Thomas Burgoine removed to be Surveyor at Falmouth.
Jam. Wilson, collector of Bridlington, to be collector at Scarborough loco Jos. Sewell who declines that employment.
Warwick Arthur as collector of Bridlington loco said Wilson.
Rich. Penberthy as boatman in Rochester port loco — Sindercombe deceased.
Edw. Spencer as a tidesman in Liverpool port loco Thomas Gee deceased.
Hump. Babington as a tidesman in London port loco Char. Philpot dismissed.
Tho. Scaife as boatman at Scarborough loco Tho. King dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 398, 400.
January 2. Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the letter from the Navy Commissioners desiring 1000 oaks and 100 beech out of New Forest for the service of the Navy. Reference Book VIII, p. 201.
January 3. Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for last Xmas quarter's salary. Money Book XVIII, p. 118.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a distinct account of the Customs etc. Ibid.
Same by same to the Warden et al. of the Mint to receive from Capt. Huntingdon, Commander, and Symon Lyon, Lieutenant of her Majesty's ship Guernsey the quantity of 788 ounces 3 pennyweight of gold arrived from New England and now at Portsmouth in the said ship : being taken from Capt. John Quelch and [his] company (who were convicted of felony and piracy in the said Province of New England) and delivered by the order of the Governor there to said Huntingdon.
Appending : invoice dated Boston, New England, 24 Oct. 1705 of the said coin, bar and dust gold contained in 5 bags : see supra p. 504. Ibid., p. 119.
Same by same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to pay the executors of Nicholas Fenn 50l. for his salary for the whole and entire quarter in which he died as late a Commissioner of Wine Licences. Ibid., p. 133.
William Lowndes to Mr. Holt to send to the Lord Treasurer your scheme for adjusting the debts standing out on the late Duty on coals. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 170.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to use with tenderness John Hare, common brewer, relating to his Excise debt of 201l. 9s. 10¾d. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to allow a discount of 6 per cent. to Arthur North of London merchant on his prompt payment of his debt of 2074l. 4s. 4d. for Customs on tobacco, his debt having been installed by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of 1704 Aug. 7 supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 329 : the said discount to be allowed as from Oct. 2 last when the said money was deposited in the hands of the Receiver General of Customs. Thereupon his bonds are to be cancelled and his lands discharged from extent and process.
Prefixing : report from the Customs Commissioners on said North's petition. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 400-1.
January 4. Royal warrant dormant to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the allowance of 3s. a day to Ralph Battle Dr. in Divinity, Sub-Almoner, for his attendance on her Majesty at Windsor, Hampton Court or elsewhere in any of her Majesty's progresses or removals since 1702 Jan. 24 : as by warrants to be signed by the Lord Chamberlain : the said Battle having represented that he has attended her Majesty for several years at Windsor and hath not received any allowance for travelling charges in respect of his said office of Sub Almoner. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 511.
Same to same to pay 15l. for last summer and so yearly for each summer season in future to the Gentleman of the Chapel Royal who has been directed to read prayers twice a day in the Chapel at St. James's during her Majesty's absence from thence at Windsor or elsewhere in the summer season ; such service requiring much more attendance than the duty of his place would otherwise oblige him to. Ibid., pp. 512-3.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for last Xmas quarter for attendance and disbursements for the Treasury Chambers :
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters [for the Treasury]. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 123. Order Book VI, p. 432. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 62.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough for same quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Rachel, Marchioness of Hartington ; Lady Jane Hyde ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frechville ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Ann, Countess of Sunderland; Lady Henrietta Godolphin ; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
125l. each to the following for same quarter as Women of the Bedchamber viz. Beata Danvers, Abigail Hill, Agneta Cooper, Margaret Feilding.
75l. each to the following as Maids of Honour viz. Mary Stanhope, Mary Forrester, Elizabeth Collier, Anne Duncombe, Jane Kingdon, Letitia Frowde. (Money orders dated ? Jan. 7 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 124. Order Book VI, p. 437. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 62.
Same for 30l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for half a year to Xmas last on the annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy. Money Book XVIII, p. 125. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 62.
Same for [300l.] to Daniel Parks Esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands, for six months from 1705 April 25 to Oct. 25 following on one half the salary of 1200l. per an. to him as such : of which salary only a moiety is to be paid to him till the day of his arrival in the said Government. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 125. Order Book VI, p. 437.
Same for 10l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Cotton for two years 1703 Xmas to 1705 Xmas on his perpetuity of 5l. 6d. 8s. per an. Money Book XVIII, p. 126. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 62.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for the quarter ended 1705 Nov. 1 : total 875l. 6s. 8d. Money Book XVIII, p. 129.
Money warrant for 190l. to Sir William Whitlock, for 4¾ years from 1700 Xmas to 1705 Michaelmas on his fee of 40l. per an. as one of her Majesty's Counsellors at Law. (The letter of direction hereon is only for 150l. : probably by a clerical slip). Ibid., p. 130. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 62.
Money order for 150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance. Order Book VI, p. 435.
Same for 200l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for one year to Xmas last on his allowance for extraordinary services in his office. Ibid., p. 443.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough, Keeper of the Privy Purse : to be for the Privy Purse and Healing Medals : to be satisfied by 500l. a week out of Civil List moneys from the time the last order for 20,000l. was satisfied. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 56.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to restore the 18 cask of liquids belonging to Peter Mauvillian ut supra p. 429 : but to proceed to trial by consent ut infra for trying and determining such foreign mixtures for the future, Mauvillian having produced evidence of Phil. Kettle merchant, and William Kerby his chief workman that the liquids now stopped (as containing dissolved gum seneca of the growth of Africa) are the very same composition with those that have been imported from Holland for several years past without molestation and that by the use of this commodity the art of staining calico has been very much improved to the great advantage of this nation : and the said Kerby having further sworn that he being some years since in Holland to make his observation for advancing the trade of printing calicoes he bought a liquid composition which he saw made and mixed there having in it several gums, alum, potashes with many other ingredients which he is unwilling to discover but affirms as of his own knowledge that all the dry ingredients contained in the said composition were not above a third part of the weight thereof ; that he tried before and since to make the same in England but could not attain to anything equally serviceable in the staining trade ; and that he verily believes that the several parcels of this commodity that have since been imported from Holland are of the very same exact composition with that which was prepared when he was there an eye witness to it, he having himself wrote to the man in Holland that prepared it to send the very same.
Prefixing : report of the Customs Commissioners on the petition of said Mauvillian. The petitioner has by his skill and ingenuity in the use of this commodity improved the trade of printing calicoes beyond what was known in England before, employing many poor people therein to the general good of the nation. We advise restoration of the goods. "Nevertheless it seeming to be agreed that there is some Gum Seneca and also potashes mixed in this composition we think that for preventing doubts concerning the importing of this commodity for the future from Holland it may be advisable to leave a sample thereof in order to a trial by consent in the Court of Exchequer to determine this question viz. whether Gum Seneca and potashes or any other foreign ingredient that there may be in this composition which [by law] might not be imported separately from Holland shall by being mixed there[in] with other things (as in the sample) be construed to be a manufacture of Holland so as to be [legally] imported from thence." Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 402-3.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Gwillim, one of the sureties of John Hill a collector of Excise, praying that process may go against said Hill's estate for his debt of 1800l. Reference Book VIII, p. 201.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Richard McGuire of Dublin, clothier, shewing that Ben. Taylor, Jam. Leathy [sic] and Jam. Dugon being indebted to him in 810l. 11s. 9¼d. for clothing Lord Charlemont's Regiment they gave him a letter of attorney to receive the same, which being certified as due on the English Establishment, the said certificate was in August last entered in the Treasury in Ireland : but the said Taylor, Leathley [sic] and Dugon soon after broke and one Moore produced an assignment pretending to be prior to petitioner's letter of attorney and same is entered in the Treasury in Ireland to prevent petitioner receiving his debt : therefore prays payment. Reference Book VIII, p. 203.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of John Wiltshire merchant praying to be appointed Receiver of the Casual revenue in Barbados loco Mr. Thomas deceased. Ibid., p. 204.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Lalo setting forth that his Regiment (when Col. Gibson's) being now clothed a little before petitioner had same, and a detachment of 200 men [being] made from it, the clothing whereof amounted to 396l. which lies as a charge upon said Regiment : therefore praying that same may be satisfied out of the respits on the 13 Companies of the Regiment. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying the Quartermaster of the First Regiment of Foot Guards such moneys as the Surveyor General of Works and the Major of the said Regiment think reasonable for making repairs to the Guard Rooms and Sutleridges at Whitehall, Kensington, Somerset House, the Savoy and Tilt Yard (the Great Guard House in Scotland Yard) which are so out of repair that the soldiers are almost rendered incapable of doing their duty, and for furnishing the Guard Room at Whitehall with chairs and tables for the Officers for a Court Martial.
Prefixing : report of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of Col. Gilbert Primrose, Major of the said Regiment, for said repairs.
Appending : estimate of same : total 74l. 4s. 6d. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 174-5.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to non pros the information against Cha. Henshawe of London merchant and to permit him to enter 2 bales of Turkey silk consigned to him on the ship Nostra Seigniora Vigne and St. Roca from Genoa on account of Genovese [owners] with a lading of Spanish wool etc. which said 2 bales have in strictness of law forfeited the ship.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on said Henshaw's petition shewing that same were shipped in ignorance it being inconceivable that the Captain would have taken the goods on board had he known, as the freight he was to receive for same was only 8l. "therefore all Captain's bale goods on board always sign on the bills of lading Inside and Contents unknown it being not practicable to open any to see the same," further that said ship has brought a great quantity of Spanish wool which by reason of its advantage to make our fine cloth pays no Duty but she is under contract to take in a freight of the manufactures and growth of this kingdom as soon as she is cleared and being a great and a free ship will be a great service to the public. Ibid., pp. 176-7.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Fawkes of the city of Lincoln, Receiver General of the arrears of Land Tax anno 1705 for part of co. Lincoln, praying to be appointed Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1706 for same places. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 77.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to empower the Lord Treasurer to appoint Receivers General of the Land Tax anno 1706 for the respective counties and places of England, Wales and Berwick. Ibid., p. 78.
January 5. Money order for 50l. to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance in lieu of perquisites. Order Book VI, p. 439.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Brougham Receiver of Taxes for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland for 419l. 6s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 170.
January 7. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the penalty of 140l. imposed upon Daniel Rayney, a prisoner in Chester County Gaol in Chester Castle, for smuggling in 1699, he having only a penny a day to keep him from starving, and his wife and children being burdensome to the parish and objects of charity. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 508.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Dame Clara Wood of the issues of 250l. levied on Anthony Rowe, one of the Contractors for the late Duty of Firehearths, by Sir William Withers and Sir Peter Floyer deceased late sheriffs of London : the said Lady Wood having had several trials at law with the said late Contractors relating to tallies deposited in the hands of her late husband as security for money lent to some persons concerned in the said Contract. Ibid., pp. 508-9.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay 1215l. 3s. 0d. to Edmund Dummer for service performed in managing the affair relating to the West India pacquet boats between the 20th August 1702 and the 25th January 1704-5 "during which time he carried on that service pursuant to our direction by way of account and not by contract" : the said sum being after the rate of 500l. per an. Ibid., p. 510.
Same to Edward Nott, Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to cause the Attorney General of the said Colony to prepare a bill to pass the public seal thereof for the royal pardon of the forfeiture of the felo de se estate of John Holt, late of Lawnes Creek parish in the county of Surrey in the said Colony planter, who had laboured long under a very great indisposition of mind and at last laid violent hands upon himself. The said estate consisting chiefly in cattle proper for plantations and other perishable goods is hereby to be restored to his five children John, David, Charles, Joseph, and Benjamin. Ibid., p. 512.
Same to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on the record of the judgment of 219l. 12s. 0d. in Easter term 1698 against Allen Ollive, of Rye co. Sussex, tallow chandler, for transporting wool ; he having absconded for several years but in Sept. 1704 was found in Rye and his estate extended : he being a very poor man and not any ways concerned in transporting wool since his said conviction and will not for the future be any more guilty of those evil practices. Ibid, XXIII, p. 9.
Money warrant for 100l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council for last Michaelmas quarter on their allowance for the despatch of business relating to the Commission of Trade. (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 126. Order Book VI, p. 443. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 54.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of last Xmas quarter's salary bill and incidents bill, severally detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office : totals respectively 207l. 10s. 0d. and 121l. 10s. 9d. Money Book XVIII, p. 128.
Money order for 435l. to John, Duke of Newcastle for 1705 Xmas quarter on his diet allowance and fee as Keeper of the Privy Seal.
25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity in lieu of allowances by bills. Order Book VI, pp. 438, 439.
Letter of direction for 1470l. to Mr. Brydges in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706 : and is to be placed to the account of subsistence of said men and to be paid over to the Officers of several Regiments in Ireland to enable them to raise 490 men in lieu of detachments from their Regiments for the said 10,210 men. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 57.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Caleb Heathcote of New York wherein he proposes an experiment to be made for serving her Majesty with Naval Stores. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 171.
Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, enclosing the form [missing] of deputation from Henry, Lord Walden, Commissary General of the Musters, to John Pitt as his deputy in Catalonia. Please advise a fit salary for said Pitt. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Auditors of Imprests on Sir William Robinson's memorial. Ibid., p. 183.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to license the pacquet boats to take on board such arms and accoutrements as shall from time to time be certified by the Envoy from Portugal to have been bought for use of the Crown of Portugal "with intent to be exported for the immediate account and risque of the said Crown and not by way of contract or merchandise" : all notwithstanding the clause in the Act of Frauds of 14 Car. II, c. 11 clause 22 which prohibited pacquet boats from importing or exporting merchandise under penalty of fine and forfeiture. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 404.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Henry Horningold, late Commander of the William and Sheppard one of the late transport ships to Lisbon, shewing that by his charter party with said Commissioners 1703 July 14 he was to transport Forces to Lisbon, which he did and then was ordered by them to lade salt for the Thames under convoy for her Majesty's use but the convoy departed without him and he was obliged to remain at Lisbon till 27 Aug. 1704 for another convoy but being separated from the convoy by bad weather a French privateer of 20 guns engaged him for 5½ hours till he was totally disabled and carried prisoner into France but the ship was the same day retaken and carried into Plymouth : that all the damages to the ship and the seamen's wages have been made good by the petitioner and the owners to petitioner's utter ruin but the Commissioners refuse to allow him full freight because he did not sail with the first convoy but that was not due to neglect on his part : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 204.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Samuel Birch, apothecary, for a lease of a small piece of ground with a ruinated tenement and some sheds thereon, lying south of Piercy Kirke's tenement near Whitehall Palace where formerly was a bowling green, which said ground lies commodious to the backside of petitioner's house in King Street, Westminster. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe of the petition of the Three Troops of Horse Guards shewing that their offreckonings are detained in the Paymaster's hands ever since 1704 Dec. 24, for want whereof they suffer very much, part thereof being applied to buy new horses and for arms and contingencies "and the rest accounted for and paid to the gentlemen in money, which hath ever been the practice." Ibid., p. 205.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to accept a composition of 400l. from John Pickering, one of the securities of John Mason late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge, pursuant to the Act of Parliament [Private Act 3-4 Anne No. XXXVI] the debt being 3245l. 16s. 6½d. of which Pickering's proportion amounts to 1867l. 9s. 1½d. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 178-183. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 77.
Same by same to Arthur Manwareing, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow the bill of incidents of the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills amounting to 115l. 3s. 2d. in their account for last year of moneys received for the service of their Office.
Prefixing : said Auditor's report on said bill. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 183-4.
Same by same to same to prepare for declaration Mary Crompton's account as widow of Robert Crompton, Paymaster of the Malt Tickets, to wit from March 25 last to the day of his decease.
Prefixing : state of said account : total charge 1540l. 1s. 8¼d. ; total discharge 685l. 11s. 6¼d. Ibid., p. 186.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to empower William Cleland, their agent for prizes at Barbados, to allow an encouragement not exceeding a fifth part of the value to such persons as shall discover to him any embezzlements of prizes in Barbados taken and not discovered before the date hereof other than such embezzlements as shall be discovered to Alexander Hamilton Esq. who went as agent for prizes on board the Fleet now in the West Indies : the said fifth part being the encouragement offered by the Proclamation of 1703 [sic for 1702] Dec. 13 relating to embezzlements of the Vigo booty.
Prefixing : said Cleland's proposal for same and the report by the said Commissioners thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 185.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to prepare for declaration the Transport account for one year to 1702-3 Feb. 6 of Samuell Atkinson and Nicho. Roope [Commissioners for Transports] : to wit of the charge of transporting Forces from England to Holland.
Prefixing : state of said account : total charge 12,531l. 8s. 10d. : total discharge 14,022l. 6s. 2½d. Ibid., pp. 190-1.
Same by same to same to allow in the account of Joost, Earl of Albemarle and Count Cornelius de Nassau as Masters of the Robes to Wm. III, 275l. 12s. 0d. being 50l. per 1000l. on their receipts of 27,552l. 4s. 7½d. at the Exchequer between 1695 May 4 and 1701-2 March 8.
Prefixing : report by said Harley on the memorial of the said late Masters of the Robes. Ibid., pp. 191-2.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to issue process ad computandum against the executors of Edwin Steed and also against Stephen Gascoigne and Edw. Cranfeild : the Auditors of Imprests having certified that in their Office is a General Account of the Duties of Four and a Half per cent. delivered in by Gyles Lytcott, deceased, late Comptroller General of the accounts of the Customs, for money collected in the Island of Barbados by the said Steed, Gascoigne and Cranfeild, Commissioners for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty there, [the said account covering] from Xmas 1685 to Xmas 1687, on the foot whereof they are indebted 295l. 8s. 4¾d. and that no subsequent account is since lodged in the said Office. Ibid., p. 193.
January 8. Same by same to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Ayloffe, the Queen's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court or to Robert Barker his deputy : for the fees to him and his clerks heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the Outports : and is for passing their accounts for the year ended 1705 Xmas. Money Book XVIII, p. 130.
Same by same to same to pay same the sums of 54l. 4s. 4d. and 435l. 15s. 4d. being for parchment etc. for the blank books for the Customs officers, to wit for the Surveyor General of Customs London port ; and for the Comptrollers and searchers of the Outports : as per details respectively stated. Ibid., p. 131.
Money order for 20l. to John Lowe, Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for half a year to 1705 Xmas on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure.
12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1705 Xmas quarter for keeping the Register of Public Loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
5l. to John Broadhurst, for same quarter as Porter at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book VI, pp. 438, 439.
William Lowndes to Sir Stephen Fox to report on the Auditor of Imprests' report on the Earl of Ranelagh's cravings in his accounts as Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital for 4¼ years ended 31 March 1692. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 171.
January 9. Money order for 250l. [sic for 500l.] to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for half a year to Xmas last on his annuity. Order Book VI, p. 441. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 62.
Same for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his allowances of 240l. and 100l. Order Book VI, p. 445.
Same for 375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for same quarter on his diet allowance and royal bounty as President of the Privy Council. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 200l. to James Brydges on his order for extraordinary charges in the defence of Gibraltar anno 1705 : and is to be paid over to Col. Edmond Revett as royal bounty for good services in that Garrison. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 57.
William Lowndes to the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lord Galway and another from Col. Handasyde. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 170.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer agrees with your opinion on the petition of Sir Basil Firebrass et al. merchants of London, to wit that they ought to pay interest on such of their bonds as are not paid in time : and hath therefore dismissed the petition. Ibid., p. 171.
J. Taylor (in the absence of William Lowndes) to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Venetian Ambassador intimating that that Republic has deferred until the 1st of May next the laying the new Duties which they are about to impose on raisins and currants which shall be shipped in English bottoms, equivalent to those laid the last Session of Parliament on Venetian shipping, in expectation that the said Duties may be taken off here. Give my Lord Treasurer your opinion whether the said new Duty on Venetian shipping be for the advantage of the trade and navigation of England or not. Ibid., p. 172.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of the Imbroiderers of London shewing that there is a rent charge of 10l. per an. on the estate of Edward Whitaker lately seized into her Majesty's hands ; that the same is applicable by them to several charitable uses ; that there is 5 years' arrears thereon to Michaelmas last: therefore praying payment. Reference Book VIII, p. 205.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Mrs. Wrayford shewing that by her husband's unfortunately killing of himself the little estate he had is forfeited to the Queen and petitioner is reduced to miserable circumstances : therefore praying a grant thereof for herself and her children. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Silvester Richmond and John Tarleton, securities of Raymond Roodey late of Lancaster merchant who died insolvent in debt 786l. to the Crown for Wine Duties : shewing that they are poor tradesmen and unable to pay said debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 205.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Luke Lillingston, Owen Wynn, and Nicho. Lapell [Lepel], Colonels of the three Regiments lately sent into Ireland, shewing that several of their Officers have been at great expenses in raising their men and that they were obliged to subsist them (as soon as levied) according to the English Establishment which is much greater than that of Ireland : therefore praying to be allowed pay according to the English Establishment till the time they were landed in Ireland and that the Officers be paid from the date of their commissions. Ibid., p. 206.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Ann Barrington, wife of John Barrington who was 9 years an officer of Excise and lost the use of his limbs therein and is now bedridden and nothing to subsist withal but a pension of 10l. per an. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of John Jemmett shewing that with the assistance of Samuel Gyles he seized one Panton coming from France contrary to the Act of Parliament ; therefore praying the Proclamation reward of 40l. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Michael Studholme, Surveyor of the Queen's Roads, praying payment of his bill of 16l. 19s. 0d. for work done betwixt Datchet Ferry and Old Windsor by levelling the road by the Thames side and gravelling the same. Ibid., p. 207.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Solomon Merrett et al. owners of the Hart pink employed in the fishing trade of Newfoundland, shewing that the said ship unladed fish at Genoa and came home with wines etc. but was taken by the French and ransomed by petitioners and they have paid Duty on the wines and brandy but the Excise officers have seized the brandy demanding double Excise, being somewhat above proof but very foul and bad and will scarce yield the single Duty : therefore praying to pay only single Duty. Ibid., p. 208.
Same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of the underkeepers of Hyde Park praying payment of 316l. 16s. 0d. for watering the said Park for the year 1705. Ibid.
Same to William Blathwayt of the petition of George Muschamp setting forth his services in Maryland and the money due to him upon the said account and praying that he may pay himself out of of the revenues which he receives there and that the Lord Treasurer will obtain for him the place of Commissary "of that island." Ibid., p. 209.
Same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of William Emmerson et al. for payment of 108l. for watering the road in Hyde Park from the Newgate [New Gate] to Kensington Palace last summer, for 4 carts at 6s. each for 90 days. Ibid., p. 210.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of John Woodcroft shewing that on 2 June 1703 he contracted with Col. Withers for the clothing of the Regiment of Fuziliers and to receive 736l. 12s. 2d. out of the offreckonings of said Regiment and being to furnish six men's accoutrements more he had an assignment from Sir Cha. Hara dated July 23 following for 750l. 12s. 2d. : that he has faithfully performed his contract but being by direction of Lieut. Colonel and Captain Rainsford obliged to send away, all of a sudden, the said clothing the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts in whose hands in the absence of the General the patterns were left cannot now certify the Paymaster the examination thereof : therefore praying the Lord Treasurer to direct the examination thereof that so he may receive his money. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Francis Maidstone, deputy to Sir Hugh Everard deceased late Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1705 for co. Essex, praying a commission to receive the remainder of said tax and proposing his securities. (Warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer dated Jan. 23 for taking his securities: on the report prefixed, dated Jan. 17, from said Agents). (Commission thereupon dated Jan. 23 to him accordingly). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 77, 80, 81.
January 10. Letter of direction for 750l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretary of State : to complete his order for 3000l. for secret service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 57.
Same for 500l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 61.
William Lowndes to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Rockingham concerning an arrear due to him out of the [Crown land] revenues of Surrey and Sussex. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 172.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to a bond of 800l. due from Lord Griffin to the executors of Major Walter Littleton. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of the masters and owners of several transport ships shewing that between January and March last they contracted for several ships to attend the Navy in the Straits and until its return to the Thames, upon signing which contracts they had an advance of 2 months' imprest and at this time there is 8 or 10 months due to them : and now they are required to fit out their said ships again but want money for wages, victualling etc. : therefore praying 2 months' pay in advance. Reference Book VIII, p. 205.