Warrant Book
January 1706, 21-31

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'Warrant Book: January 1706, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 550-561. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84845 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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January 1706, 21-31

January 21. J. Taylor to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from Monsieur Hoffman and Mr. Schoppens about buttons and lace about to be sent to the King of Spain for the use of his Majesty's liveries. Please shew all favour you can by law in permitting the export of same. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 175.
Treasury reference to Thomas Hewitt, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, of the petition of Evelyn, Earl of Kingston, shewing that for the greater pleasure of his mansion house called Thoresby in Sherwood Forest co. Notts, he lately made a riding through his own woods there and desires to continue the said riding through her Majesty's wood called Billagh, which will be an ornament to the forest and money into the Treasury and no prejudice to the deer, not being spring wood but only trees which daily decline and become worse. Reference Book VIII, p. 208.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Jenkin for a moiety of the judgment of 183l. which he obtained against Tho. Holland for transporting wool in 1702 to France. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe of the petition of Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys shewing that the muster rolls of the 4 Companies at New York are returned to the Paymaster [of Guards and Garrisons] here to Oct. 24 last "and having given direction to his correspondent [in New York] to continue payments for the said Companies for the ensuing year he prays direction to the [said] Paymaster to pay him the subsistence of the said [Companies] for this year as was done the last year." Ibid., p. 209.
January 22. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the papers relating to Mr. Dummer's accounts concerning the West India pacquet boats from 1702 August 20 to 1704-5 Jan. 25. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 175.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Cha. Mason, proposing his sureties detailed, as Receiver and Paymaster for the Transport service. Reference Book VIII, p. 209.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Council of Katherine, late Queen Dowager of England, to deliver to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, all the records, books and papers relating to the lands and other revenues settled upon her [said late] Majesty in jointure and which do now revert to the Crown [by her decease]. (The like warrant dated Jan. 29 to the executors of the said late Queen). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 192, 194.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners (Ireland) to put George Ward in the first vacant place in the revenue ut supra p. 331 : my Lord Treasurer finding that he is still unprovided for. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 382.
January 23. Money warrant for 135l. to the Warden and Lieutenant of Waltham Forest for half a year to 1695 Michaelmas for the officers, detailed, of said forest. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon for fees for the half year ended 1705 Sept. 29 : cancelled and replaced by a money order dated April 17 for the like amount for fees for the half year ended 1695 Sept. 29 see supra p. 513). Money Book XVIII, p. 144. Order Book VI, pp. 442, 468.
Same for 1500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for last Xmas quarter for said Band. Money Book XVIII, p. 145. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Same for 25l. to Amias Hext for 1705 Michaelmas quarter on his pension. Money Book XVIII, p. 145. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bills of the Excise Office and Malt Office for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter : totals respectively 1146l. 9s. 9½d. and 411l. 5s. 7½d. Money Book XVIII, p. 145.
Same by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Prize Office, for 1705 Xmas quarter : total 2117l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 45.
Dormant money warrant for 200l. per an. to the Clerk of the Pells as from 1704 Lady day for recording and examining the payments etc. in relation to annuities. Ibid., p. 146.
Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas, Earl of Stamford, for 1700 Michaelmas quarter's salary as one of the Commissioners for Trade. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 148. Order Book VI, p. 448.
Same for 20l. to James Ray, clerk, for his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 64. Order Book VI, p. 448. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuell Gellibrand as one of the examiners of the outport books loco John Wood deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 400.
Treasury reference to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Philip Newling shewing that he was appointed to view the repairs necessary in New Forest at 20l. per an. salary, which office he enjoyed till Michaelmas 1704 when Mr. Wilcox advised that the office should cease : that he is in arrear of the salary thereof from 1700 Xmas to 1704 Michaelmas : therefore praying his arrears. Reference Book VIII, p. 209.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Wellington with Mary his wife and Lewes Dowrich and Eliz. his wife, executors of Tho. Clarke late Collector of Excise, against whom a judgment was obtained in the Exchequer Court for 1614l. 0s. 8½d. in the late King's reign ; which debt has been compounded for under the Act of Parliament [1 Anne c. 7 clause 28] : therefore praying that satisfaction may be acknowledged on the said judgment. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay 35l. to Major Bush as a reward for his service in saving a cargo of wines at Sandwich out of the Golden Pearle, being 2 per cent. of the neat produce of the wines. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 193.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners for stay of process against Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe on his salt debt of 600l., he having expended a considerable sum towards the maintenance of the Greek youths at Oxford. Ibid., p. 471.
Same by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Yorks. to pay Edward Borret the salary of 125l. per an. as General Surveyor of said Duties loco Ezekiel Polstead as from 1705 Xmas ut supra p. 546. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 10.
January 24. Letter of direction for 270l. 17s. 6d. to the Earl of Bradford, late Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : as in part of 50,000l. for arrears of the late King's servants : to be applied as follows.
William Lowndes to said Earl to pay same as follows viz.—
£ s. d.
to William Bening 31 11 0
to Nicholas Jenkinson 17 7 6
to Thomas Palmer 18 11 0
to George Brathwayte 2 8 6
to William Howard 20 17 0
to Charles Calmell, Ellis Owen and Walter Lewis, each 17 7 6
to Lewis La Fortune 7 7 6
to William Price 17 7 6
to Thomas Trevers 68 10 0
to William Venge and Thomas Roberts, each 17 7 6
£270 17 6
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 68.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Samuell Burridge, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Devon, for an overpayment of 243l. 5s. 4½d. on his account of Subsidies anno 1703 to be transferred to his account of the eighth 4s. Aid. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 78.
January 25. Royal sign manual revoking the clause in the Establishment of Treasurer of the Chamber which provided for the reduction by death or elapse of the number of 40 messengers of the Chamber at 45l. per an. each to the number of 30 and so to remain at that number of 30 with the salary of 49l. 17s. 6d. per an. each as formerly : it appearing by the books of the said Office that 40 messengers were thought necessary during most of the reigns of Charles II and Wm. III and there is now as much occasion for them as in any time past : wherefore the Lord Chamberlain has proposed that 40 messengers be continued at the salaries they now enjoy. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 521.
Same dormant to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Edward Brown gent a salary of 60l. per an. as from 1702 June 24 as Underhousekeeper of St. James's Palace, he having executed the said office ever since that time. Ibid., p. 522.
Confirmation by Treasurer Godolphin of a money order dated 1698-9 March 6 for 250l. to William Love as Receiver General of Taxes for co. Huntingdon. Order Book VI, p. 446. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
[? January 25]. Endorsement by same for allowing 6 per cent. interest on orders of loan Nos. 677-678 inclusive in the name of James Bridges for 500l. each on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy : being assigned by said Bridges to Sir Thomas Stamp Sept. 27 last : from which date the said interest is to be allowed.
The like for 2 more like orders Nos. 679-680 on same in the name of said Bridges and by him assigned to George Townsend on same date. Order Book VI, p. 446.
January 25. Letter of direction for 25,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, in part of 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for Subsidies to the Allies 1706 : and is to be applied to two months' subsidy to the King of Portugal for 13,000 men to be maintained by him : to wit for the months of March and April 1706. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 68.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take Cha. Mason's securities, detailed, as Paymaster for the Transport service.
Prefixing : report by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 195, 196.
January 26. Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to give his warrant to [Mr. Wilcox] the Surveyor General of Woods Trent South et al. to fell 500 oaks and 100 beeches, such as the officers of the Navy shall make choice of within New Forest and to deliver same to the Purveyor of the Navy at Portsmouth : the Navy Commissioners having asked for 1000 oaks and 100 beeches but the Surveyor General of Woods Trent South having reported that the felling of so many trees at this time will be much to our disadvantage in the disposal of the lops and tops of the great quantities of timber lately had from thence and having therefore proposed the felling of only 500 oaks this year "and that notwithstanding what has been formerly done the oaks should not be felled till the season for saving the bark which may yield 120l. or more and the timber as good and fit for our service" : and the officers of the Yards at Portsmouth have agreed that felling 500 oaks this year and 500 next year may answer the occasions of that Yard. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated Feb. 6 hereon accordingly to said Wilcox et al.). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 519-520. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 198-9.
Money warrant for 50l. to John Phillips, Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, for his extraordinary attendance and trouble during the late Session of Parliament upon account of the matters then before the House of Peers relating to the Scotch Conspiracy. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 147. Order Book VI, p. 447. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Nicholas to pay 651l. 9s. 4d. as follows for allowances of fees for money imprested to the said Nicholas during the year ended 1705 Xmas as her late Majesty's [Queen Mary's] Treasurer : viz.
£ s. d.
Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt : for himself and his clerks 101 0 0
Henry Pelham for himself and clerks 50 0 0
William Lowndes at the Treasury 50 0 0
Mr. Tilson for himself and other clerks at the Treasury 40 0 0
Edward Godfrey for fees disbursed by him to the Tellers of the Exchequer and for contingencies 188 16 0
Edward Nicholas for a year's allowance to a clerk 100 0 0
Cha. Bint and Cha. Harler for a year's allowance for carrying the Votes and other business on her Majesty's service as usually allowed 121 13 4
£651 9 4
Money Book XVIII, p. 147. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
Letter of direction for 66l. 5s. 0d. to the Earl of Bradford, late Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List money : as in part of 50,000l. for arrears of the late King's servants. (William Lowndes to said Earl to pay same to Henry Collopp in full of his salary as one of the late King's footmen). Disposition Book XVIII, p. 69.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Thomas Kirke, John Scudamore and Geo. Henshaw as joint agents for prizes at Genoa and all the ports and places belonging to that Republic : at 5 per cent. of the proceeds of all prizes and ship goods carried in and disposed of there by them. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 229.
January 28. Money warrant for 50l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for half a year to 1705 Xmas on the annuity for the repair of the Cobb pier there. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 148. Order Book VI, p. 450. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
Letter of direction for 50l. to Edward Nicholas : to be paid over to Mrs. Doro. Ireland (who was sempstress to the late Queen Mary) in part of the arrears due to her in the late King's reign on her allowance of 150l. per an. on Mr. Nicholas's Establishment. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 69.
William Lowndes to the Master etc. of Trinity House to report on the enclosed representation from the Commissioners of Dover Harbour and the petition [all missing] from the Mayor etc. of Dover setting forth the great damage done to the pier heads of the said harbour and the wharfing and piles thereof and that they cannot repair same without assistance. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 176.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells and the rest of the officers of the Exchequer to attend the Lord Treasurer on Friday morning next relating to the payment of the Annuities which are now about to be granted by Parliament. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Isaac Giles for a landwaiter's place in London port. Reference Book VIII, p. 210.
Same to William Blathwayte of the petition of Cha. Lodowick, attorney to Mrs. Geertruyd Cortlande widow and executrix to Col. Cortlande of New York, shewing that said Colonel had victualled 2 Companies from the 25th Dec. 1699 to the 24th April following amounting to 198l. 14s. 6d. New York money or 152l. 17s. 6d. sterling at 30 per cent. discount but for want of the muster rolls which were lost at sea could never obtain any satisfaction for same : therefore praying payment. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Murray shewing that at divers times he has bought forfeited lutestrings [lustrings] paying therefor two thirds to the Queen and one third to the officer [who seized] and has entered into bonds for exporting the said silks and to bring certificates of the exportation thereof but afterwards not apprehending such certificates to be needful he did not procure them as required, for which neglect he is sued in the Exchequer : therefore praying stay of proceedings. Ibid., p. 212.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Warwick to pay 70l. per an. salary to William Osborne as Surveyor of said Duties loco Peter Sympson : as from 1705 Xmas ut supra p. 546. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 10.
January 29. Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to issue his warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease and grant to Sir Salathiell Lovell of the real and personal estate of Joseph Horton, late of the city of Chester, forfeited to the Crown by the said Horton's conviction and attainder for high treason : to wit the mansion house called Cotton Abbot alias Cotton Hooke in the parish of Christleton co. Chester and all the messuages, lands etc., late in the possession of the said Horton or of him and Robert Wright or any other in trust for him ; and all messuages etc. demised by patent of 1675 Dec. 13 to Thomas Babington and which now appertain to the Crown by reason of the said attainder.
Appending : Surveyor General's ratal of a constat of the premises etc. found by two inquisitions one taken at Chester Castle 1702 June 1 and the other next day in the city of Chester. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated Feb. 6 hereon accordingly to the Clerk of the Pipe). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 523-8. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 202-3.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows, the sum of 63,095l. 3s. 2d. ; the said sum representing the income between Jan. 1 inst. and Jan. 29 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 6489l. 11s. 7d. from Windows ; 2920l. 11s. 11d. from Additional Impositions ; 1692l. 13s. 9d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 24,436l. 15s. 10d. from New Customs ; 1474l. 16s. 6d. from Marriages ; 19,400l. 3s. 2d. from Continued Impositions ; 6680l. 10s. 5d. 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 29th Jan., 1705-6. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 20849 19 11 1169 15 11¾
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 79928 9 3 8567 8
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 166538 10 8 19287 10 2
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 38265 13 4 1877 11 0
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 36316 15 4489 0
Salt 1711500 0 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 140974 19 10½ 9362 9 11½
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 81649 7 4713 6
Marriages 648000 0 0 107564 10 4 13628 1 0
4871611 8 0 672088 6 63095 3 2
Deduct for the Registers on Salt and Two Thirds Excise now cleared 1871500 0 0
3000111 8 0
Money Book XVIII, p. 149.
Letter of direction for 593l. 9s. 0d. to Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces [Abroad] : to be issued out of arrears of funds as follows viz. 376l. 9s. 1d. of Plantation Duties in the Exchequer ; 60l. 2s. 5½d. of the 5s. per ton on French ships ; 2s. of the second 4s. Aid ; 4s. of the first Poll ; 2l. 2s. 0d. of the first Quarterly Poll ; 154l. 9s. 5½d. which shall next come into the Exchequer upon the [arrears of the] aforesaid revenues and taxes or any of them or for the rent of Hackney Coaches : and is to be applied as follows as in part of 200,000l. as her Majesty's proportion of Subsidies to the Allies anno 1703 viz.
£ s. d.
for making good to the Officers of Brigadier Stanhope's Regiment of Foot the respited pay from 1703 Sept. 30 to Dec. 24 : which is to be applied towards satisfying 699l. for arms etc. ut supra p. 542 137 5 10
for making good the respits on the Royal Regiment of Dragoons for their being unmounted from 1703 Sept. 30 to Dec. 24 etc. ut supra ibid. 456 3 2
£593 9 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 70.
Same for 91l. 10s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, on his order for 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706 : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : and is to be paid over to Cha. Medlycott, (Commissary of Provisions in Portugal) for 61 days' pay in advance for himself and his clerks. Ibid., p. 71.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of the Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer praying payment of 140l. 2s. 9d. for the fee of 2s. per 1000l. on the 1,401,391l. 0s. 8½d. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer for one year to 1704 Dec. 29. Reference Book VIII, p. 210.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the petition of Robert Livingston of New York. Petitioner sets forth that he was appointed by the late King [Wm. III] to be Secretary of the Indian Affairs with 100l. sterling per an. salary and her [present] Majesty had directed payment of the salary incurred during the said King's reign out of the 30 per cent. surplus accruing on the payment of the arrears due to the Forces of New York, the said Forces having upon several urgent occasions borrowed divers sums from the Civil List there, out of which the petitioner would otherwise have been paid : that ever since the Queen's accession he has executed the said office in New York by himself or deputies by virtue of her Majesty's Proclamation and royal commission, which appears by divers affidavits produced to me. He prays payment of his salary from the demise of the said King to the date of the said commission, out of the remainder of the said surplus of 30 per cent., which (after payment of Gertruyd Van Cortland who victualled two of the Companies there and concerning which a report is now before your Lordship) will be 388l. 2s. 11½d. The said salary from 8 March 1701-2 to Sept. 29 last amounts to 355l. 15s. 0¾d.
I have nothing to object against the petitioner's request, he having by your Lordship's order been already satisfied for the preceding time.
He further prays payment of 394l. 5s. 9d. New York money said to have been disbursed by him to defray the incident charges of the Garrison at Albany, for which he alleges he has warrants in New York from the late Governors the Earl of Bellomont and Capt. Nanfan. He desires that same may be satisfied to him by an order to the present Governor for discounting to the petitioner the said sum out of the Customs and Excise of such goods as shall be by him imported into or exported out of the Province of New York.
Upon further consideration and my explaining to him the irregularity of his demand he has receded from it and refers himself to the ordinary course of payments in New York. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 300-301.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt, Auditor General of the Plantations, on the petition of Charles Lodowick, merchant, attorney of Gertruyd Van Cortlandt widow and executrix of Col. Stephanus Van Cortlandt of New York ; praying payment of 198l. 14s. 6d. New York money for 4 months Victualling part of the Forces there from the 25th of December 1699 to the 24th April 1700. It appears by the oath of Col. Robert Livingston that the said Stephanus Van Cortlandt did victual the Company then under the late Earl of Bellomont from 25 Dec. 1699 to 24 April following, amounting to 115l. 0s. 7d. money of New York, as also the Company then under Capt. Nanfan amounting to 83l. 14s. 2d. making in all 189l. 14s. 9d. like money [of New York] which is in sterling 152l. 17s. 6d. By royal sign manual of 12 Dec. last the Queen allowed to the said Robert Livingston (out of the 30 per cent. surplusage) the sum of 252l. 9s. 0d. sterling for victualling the two other [New York] Companies for the same time. The petitioner is entitled to a similar warrant for 152l. 17s. 6d. sterling for the use of the said widow out of the said surplusage, "whereof, as I am informed, the sum of 541l. 0s. 5½d. is yet remaining." Ibid., pp. 304-5.
January 31. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to James Stanhope as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain : to date as from the day of his departure out of our presence. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 522.
Royal sign manual for 450l. to John Smith Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons : for 90 days Oct. 27 last to Jan. 24 inst. on the usual allowance of 5l. a day to the Speaker of the said House. (Money warrant dated Feb. 6 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 523. Order Book VI, p. 447. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, to assign 1250l. (out of your own loans on Low Wines anno 1705) to Sir Henry Furnese who is willing to accept the same for the value in bills of exchange for 5000 Crowns to pay the 3 months' subsidy to the Elector Palatine from 1705 Sept. 23 to Dec. 23 : the interest thereon to commence from the day the said Sir Henry gives his bills. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 71.
Letter of direction for 2500l. to the said James Brydges out of loans to be made by himself on the Malt Duties anno 1705 : to be as in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 Additional men 1705 : and is to be reserved in his hands for such services relating to that body as the Lord Treasurer shall direct. (William Lowndes to said Brydges to pay same to John Anstis, Receiver of the money arising by the sale of tin, for the value of 26,250 guilders at the exchange rate of 10 guilders 10 stivers per £ sterling advanced to the said Brydges' deputy in Holland by Mr. Drummond out of money arisen by the sale of tin over and above the 20,000l. lately directed for the same purposes. Ibid., p. 72.
Same for 6000l. to same : out of the like loans on Land Tax anno 1706 : as in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain : and is to answer the value of sundry bills of exchange, when they become due, drawn by Richard Hill from Genoa for the service of the King of Spain and as in part of 103,530l. payable to said King : to wit 1000l. to Messrs. Labass and Lasseur drawn 26 Dec. 1705 at 60 days ; and 5000l. to Messrs. Westerne and Lambert drawn 15 Dec. 1705. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the said Mr. Brydges to apply as follows the 4732l. 11s. 8d. ordered (by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of the 15th instant) to be assigned to you by Mr. Fox ut supra p. 544 viz. :
£ s. d.
to clear the offreckonings of Harvey's Regiment of Horse and the Foot Regiments of Stewart, Brudenell, Blood and Wade from 1705 Aug. 24 to Oct. 23 2584 17 6
for offreckonings of the Earl of Portmore's Regiment of Foot from 1705 June 24 to Oct. 23 991 5 0
for clearings for the above Regiments for the same time 1156 9 2
£4732 11 8
In the margin : this warrant [to Fox for the said transfer was] not executed so this letter is of no effect. Ibid., p. 73.
Same to same. The Lord Treasurer approves of your having turned into money 6200l. of the tallies on the Two Thirds Subsidies which were put into your hands July 31 last as in part of 68,546l. 19s. 6d. for making good the extraordinaries [for the war] anno 1703 and of your having applied same to services as follow "in pursuance of his Lordship's verbal directions" viz.
£ s. d.
for bills of exchange from Portugal to answer sundry Contingent expenses by the Earl of Galway's order over and above the allowance for Contingencies on the Establishment of the Forces there 2000 0 0
for Mr. Methuen's bills of exchange from Portugal for the service of Gibraltar 4200 0 0
£6200 0 0
Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the wine merchants of London port concerning the payment of interest on their bonds. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 176.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners proposing a clause to be inserted in some Act of Parliament that no Custom House despatch be given for any English spirits [carried] coastways without a certificate from the Excise officer, or other proof that the Duty has been paid on all the spirits mentioned in such Coast despatch. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 177.
Same to Mr. [Rowland] Holt [Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs] to attend the Lord Treasurer next Monday about the enclosed presentments [missing] from the Customs Commissioners relating to arrears standing out on the former Duty on Coals. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the scheme [missing] proposed by said Holt how the said arrears may be discharged. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present a fit person to succeed Charles Jones whom you propose to move from being collector of Fowey to being collector of Penzance. Ibid.
Same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes. My Lord Treasurer is informed that Mr. Proudfoot, Agent for prizes on board the Fleet in the Mediterranean, has several considerable prizes or sums of prize money in his hands. Give my Lord an account thereof. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Tho. Arundell as a tidesman in London port loco Geo. Evans deceased.
Rob. Thorpe as a tidesman at Hoylake in Liverpool port loco Edw. Cleater who is desirous to change places with the said Thorpe who is a tidesman in the 100 list in London port.
Tho. Knight as a tidesman at Newcastle loco Robert Hall deceased.
Cha. Jones as collector at Penzance loco John Williams deceased.
Bernard Penrose as collector at Gweek in Falmouth port loco Hen. Rowe deceased.
Jos[ep]h Sewell as collector of Carlisle port loco Rich. Eaglesfeild dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 400.
Same by same to same to appoint collectors of the Customs only from such persons as have been bred to clerkship and other business in the Customs and to prefer the collectors of the lesser ports to the greater ports according to merit and to admit no collector without sufficient security. Ibid., p. 406.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to appoint Adam Cardonell senr. and James Cardonell his son as Customers of Southampton port loco Charles Segar deceased. Ibid., p. 407.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir John Stonehouse for a new lease for 3 lives (himself, James his brother and Jo[h]n Jennens) of the Hundreds of Oake [Ock] and Moreton [Morton] co. Berks. which have been long in the family. Reference Book VIII, p. 211.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay the annuities specified in the several certificates as follows being at the rate of 3 per cent. (except only the annuity of 388l. 5s. 3d. per an. as in lieu of the principal sum of 12,942l. 5s. 3d. being part of Bernard Turner's patent heretofore vested in Thomas Price and by him assigned 1686 Oct. 26 to Richard Grahame and Phillip Burton by direction of the Earl of Rochester then Lord Treasurer) : viz.
per an.
£ s. d.
to the assignees of Thomas Rowe as in lieu of the principal sum of 10,670l. 19s. 6d. 320 1
(the annuity of 15l. per an. in lieu of 500l. principal to be distributed among the creditors of the said Row under a commission of bankruptcy).
to Ben Lane as administrator to said Row in trust for several creditors of said Row and as in lieu of the principal sum of 6944l. 18s. 2½d. 208 6 11
to Benj. Jeffreys the only assignee claiming under Bernard Turner's patent (except the assignment to Graham and Burton as above) 100 0 0
to Susan Torriano, the only person claiming under the patent granted to Geo. Torriano and as in lieu of the principal sum of 129l. 14s. 8d. 3 17 8
£632 5
Money Book XVIII, pp. 158-9.