Warrant Book
February 1706, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: February 1706, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 561-578. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84846 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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February 1706, 1-15

February 1. Letter of direction for 3000l. to John Tailer : in part of a further 20,000l. for buildings at Woodstock : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 74.
William Lowndes to Secretary Harley to make certain verbal amendments "in her Majesty's presence" in the privy seal bill for 250l. to Dame Clara Wood. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 178.
Same to Mr. Burchett, Secretary [to the Admiralty], to free Thomas Forrest from the Navy (into which he has been pressed) to wit from the Chatham smack lying near St. Katherine's Stairs : he being a principal evidence relating to the running of wines and other goods by Col. Villers, Governor of Tynemouth Castle. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Adrian Lernoult shewing that the ship Ufro Catherina, Frederick Meyer commander, was a French prize taken by the Zeelanders and by them condemned and made a free bottom but is now seized by one Canby in London port for bringing 16 bales of flax of the growth of Zeeland, the proprietors being ignorant of the law and designing no fraud : therefore praying a non pros. Reference Book VIII, p. 211.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the planters, merchants and traders to the islands of Nevis, Antigua, St. Christopher, Montserrat, Jamaica and Barbados praying that the Duty on white sugar and brown sugar may be reduced to the first Subsidy and a drawback [be allowed] proportionably. Reference Book XVII, p. 211.
Same to same of the petition of John King shewing that he formerly presented two petitions setting forth his services and sufferings, one of which was sent to Secretary Harley's Office and the other to the Council Office but neither are to be found "when called for to read to his Lordship" : therefore praying relief. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the inhabitants of Westminster praying a liberty to pull down the Gatehouse that leads from King Street into the New Palace Yard and to enlarge the passage for 2 coaches or carts to pass without inconvenience and to the great accommodation of the House of Lords etc. Ibid.
February 2. Letter of direction for 503l. 3s. 7¾d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Henry Wise, being 400l. for one quarter to Feb. 1 inst. on his contract for keeping the several royal gardens and 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for last Xmas quarter's allowance for keeping etc. St. James's Park. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 74.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to relieve Thomas Crosfeild in the matter of his petition enclosed [missing]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 178.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwaite of the petition of Col. Dudley, Governor of New England, shewing that he has discovered and condemned the effects of several pirates to the value of about 4000l. : therefore prays some consideration and also payment of the royal warrant for reimbursing him several sums of money laid out for two Companies [of Foot] in Jamaica. Reference Book VIII, p. 212.
February 4 Letter of direction for 38,967l. 1s. 1d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : for services ut supra pp. 57-8. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 75, 85.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Customs free re-export of wines etc. arrived from Holland belonging to Sieur de Stocken who was appointed by the King of Denmark to be his Envoy here but is recalled. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 178.
Same to William Popple for the Commissioners of Trade to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Caleb Heathcotte of New York relating to the making and providing of naval stores in that Province and the great advantages that will accrue to the public thereby. Ibid., p. 179.
Treasurer Godolphin's approval of Henry Lloyd as first clerk in the office of Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells in the Receipt of the Exchequer.
Prefixing : said Pelham's nomination of said Lloyd. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 198.
February 5. William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to pay 100 guineas each to the Attorney General and Solicitor General for fees for advice and opinions on matters referred to them by the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 179.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to admit William Winstanley to compound his debt as surety to Raymond Roody late of the city of Chester merchant now dead insolvent owing 393l. 12s. 6d. to the Crown for wine bonds in 1698 and 1699.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report in the case.
Appending : William Clayton's offer of 100l. on Winstanley's behalf and certificate by J. Bridges of the proceedings had against the sureties of said Roody. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 410-12.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to permit John Aynsworth, owner of the Neptune privateer, to make a post entry of some prize brandy above proof.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report dated 1705 Dec. 11 on said Aynsworth's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 210-11.
[? February 6]. Same [by same] to the Receipt to take in loans on the Act now passed in Parliament 4-5 Anne c. 17 for Continuing the Duties on Malt Mum Cyder and Perry for the service of the year 1706 : to wit to a total not exceeding 650,000l. at 5 per cent. interest. Money Book XVIII, p. 150.
February 6. Dormant warrants by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Adam Cardonell senr. and James Cardonell his son for their office of one of the Customers or Collectors of Customs in Southampton port :
the salary of 32l. per an. to Richard Cartwright as Customer of Carlisle port. Ibid., pp. 150, 151.
Money warrant for 955l. to James Stanhope being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 151. Order Book VI, p. 447. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
Same for 31l. 17s. 0d. to the churchwardens of St. Magnus, London, for 1½ years to Xmas last on the perpetuity of 21l. 4s. 8d. for the poor of said parish. Money Book XVIII, p. 153. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
William Lowndes to the Queen's Remembrancer to take no more fees on Mr. Mason's security as Receiver for the Transport Service than was taken on [Henry] Ferne's securities as Customs Cashier. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 179.
William Lowndes to Auditor Shales for an account of the illeviable part of the [Crown Land] revenue for cos. Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Why does not the steward of Richmond account for the rents of that manor? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 179.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Thomas Whitley as one of the securities of Morgan Whitley, late Receiver General for co. Chester. Ibid., p. 180.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Cha. Howard praying an authority to prevent the running of wool, tobacco and other prohibited goods into or out of the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Harrison as a tidesurveyor in Whitehaven port loco Leonard Higgins deceased.
Jeremiah Smith as a tidesman and porter ibid. loco Edward Spedding deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 408.
Same by same to same to pay 71l. 13s. 0d. for losses as follows in connection with the Shoreham sloop cast away in the late storm : viz. 10l. to John Vincent one of the ship's company "who swam about 8 miles by the help of one of the hatches and by that means saved his life," for loss of money and clothes ; 8l. to John Brown another of the said company who was then sick on shore, for loss of clothes etc. : 43l. 13s. 0d. to John Culliford, Surveyor of Southampton river and adjacent coast, for losses of certain particulars. Ibid., p. 409.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John James David and John Gerrard of London merchants shewing that they have at Plymouth some Spanish and French prize brandies which are above common proof but which cannot bear double Duties payable by the rigour of law : therefore praying that single Duties only may be taken. Reference Book VIII, p. 212.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Warren who has suffered 3 years imprisonment for being under the Excise Commissioners' displeasure ; praying payment of 24l. 16s. 4½d. due to him for salary, he having a wife and three small children. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Christopher Porter of Cornwall, surety for George Sprye, late collector of Salt Duties at Falmouth who failed ; praying time to realise Sprye's extended estate. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Isaac Desgraves, surety with Abraham Melier for John Chaigneau for 2728l. for Wine Duties of which 1780l. remains unpaid, Chaigneau being insolvent and having absconded with Melier and all petitioner's substance has been seized and he imprisoned in Newgate : therefore praying to be released. Ibid., p. 213.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Meriton, Cashier of Excise, praying payment of 215l. 6s. 0d. for fees at the Exchequer and the charges of carrying 961,089l. 7s. 2d. into the Receipt [for the Excise for the year 1705]. Ibid., p. 214.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process ad computandum against Samuell Atkinson et al. late Commissioners for Transportation : their accounts being now before the Auditor. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 199.
Same by same to same for the like stay against the Earl of Ranelagh on his accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces.
Prefixing : certificate by the Auditors of Imprests as to the state of said accounts. Ibid., pp. 200-1.
[?February 6]. Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Thomas Jenkins of lands in co. Monmouth, parcel of the estate of John Edmonds and Henry Edmonds outlaws : at a rent of 12s. 8d. per an. and fine of 25s. 4d. Ibid., p. 199.
February 6. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to allow in account to John Stevenson, formerly a collector of Excise and Malt, 100l. for a bill drawn by Robert Watson on — Smith in 1697 but returned for non acceptance. The said sum is to be set in super on said Watson.
Prefixing : report by the Excise Commissioners on the case. Ibid., pp. 201-2.
Same by same to the Attorney General to estreat the recognizances of Geo. Preston, Rich. Pepper, John Hartley, Rich. Paine, Christopher Metcalfe and Francis Stephens who in Oct. 1704 became bail at the Old Bailey for Joseph Gifford, William Martin and Thomas Mathews, prosecuted by James Baker by indictment for saying mass, being Popish priests, who did not appear at the next Session but agreed with the prosecutor Baker (who prosecuted only to get the 300l. reward under the Act of 11 Wm. III c. 4. which was a great misdemeanour in him).
Prefixing : report by Sir Edw. Northey, Attorney General, advising the estreating the recognizances in order that the said bail may be admitted to an easy composition in view of the fraudulent buying off of the prosecutor by the said priests. Ibid., pp. 465-6.
February 7. Money order for 1520l. 18s. 6½d. to Samuell Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of the Receipt in Easter and Trinity terms [last]. Order Book VI. p. 449.
Same for 998l. 0s. 2½d. to same for necessaries delivered to the following [new] Offices [in the Receipt of the Exchequer] for the half year ended at 1703 Sept. 29 viz.
£ s. d.
the Old Annuities [Office] 228 0 11¾
the [Office for the] Annuities on the 3700l. per week of Excise 489 13 4
the Million Lottery [Office] 120 13
the Malt Lottery [Office] 28 8 1
[the Office for] issuing Exchequer Bills 16 17 4
the Office for Irish Debentures 114 6 10
£998 0
Order Book VI, p. 449.
Letter of direction for 8984l. 13s. 4d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1706 : and to be applied as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 96,729l. 13s. 4d. for 5000 men now in Catalonia anno 1706
for 365 days' pay to be advanced to Sir Charles Hara as Lieut. General of the Forces in Catalonia 1825 0 0
for 84 days' pay to Geo. Warburton, Deputy Judge Advocate to the same Forces, for Dec. 24 last to March 17 next 42 0 0
for 2 months' pay to Mr. John Pitt as Commissary of the Musters, for 24 Dec. 1705 to Feb. 23 inst. 31 0 0
for 84 days ut supra to Mr. Castle as Commissary of the Stores 84 0 0
same to Mr. Cornelius Dummer and Mr. William Nelson as Master Surgeons in Catalonia and their 4 mates 168 0 0
same to Mr. Cha. Watkins, Purveyor and Director of the Hospitals in Catalonia, for himself and clerks 105 0 0
same to Dr. John Lecaon, Physician to the Hospital in Catalonia 63 0 0
in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Catalonia anno 1706
for the King of Spain in further part of 103,530l. payable to said king : being to be employed in raising a Regiment of Foot to be commanded by Monsieur Cavallier to serve in Catalonia and towards payment thereof anno 1706 and is two thirds of 10,000l. designed for that service 6666 13 4
£8984 13 4
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 76.
Same for 153,825l. 1s. 9d. to same : out of funds and for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706
to complete 121 days' subsistence for the Subject Troops and full pay for the Foreign Forces composing said 40,000 men from Dec. 24 last to April 23 next 120328 17 7
for 2 months' full pay to the General Officers from 24 Feb. inst. to April 23 next 2717 1
for 2 months' Contingencies for same time 1666 13 4
for 4 months' forage money for the General Officers and forage and waggon money for the Foot and Dragoons from Dec. 24 last to April 23 next 5419 18 4
(of this total of 130,132l. 11s. 0½d. the sum of 22,423l. 16s. 3¾d. is to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1706 and the balance of 107,708l. 14s. 9d. is to be out of loans to be made by said Brydges himself on said Land Tax) :
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1706
to complete 121 days' subsistence as above for the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Forces comprising said 10,000 men : out of loans to be made by said Brydges ut supra 23692 10
£153825 1 9
Ibid., p. 77.
Same for 26,494l. 14s. 3d. to Mr. How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons ; and is for the Guards and Garrisons as follows : out of loans in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1706 :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
for 35 days' subsistence for the Forces in England from Jan. 21 last to Feb. 24 inst. 10741 9 10
for subsistence of the Battalion of Guards in Holland and Portugal from Dec. 24 last to Feb. 24 inst. 4469 8 0
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 3d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1706
for 31 days' subsistence for Mordaunt's, Erle's and Paston's Regiments from Jan. 21 last to Feb. 24 inst. 2767 3 9
the like for Col. Whetham's and Col. Livesay's Additional Companies 284 19 2
for 6 months' subsistence in advance for Col. Handasyde's Regiment from Dec. 24 last to June 24 next 4304 6 3
the like for Col. Whetham's Regiment 3474 14 3
for subsistence to the Officers of Col. Livesay's Regiment from Dec. 24 last to Feb. 24 inst. 452 13 0
£26494 14 3
Ibid., p. 78.
William Lowndes to Auditor Parsons for an account of the yearly produce of the Crown Land Revenues of your [audit] district : likewise of the accounts of the several Receivers of public taxes within your [said] audit. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 180.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Capt. Lyndall and Capt. Wentworth for removal of the respits on their Companies and to be allowed for 7 deserters taken at Guildford and for the detachment for Jamaica, otherwise they are not able to raise the recruits to complete their Companies. Reference Book VIII, p. 213.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Lauze and Jane Armitage, spinster, for extension of said Lauze's lease of the Friars, situate in Richmond in Surrey and of said Armitage's lease of an old tenement there, the said Lauze not having proceeded in a former application by reason of a reversionary grant to the Right Honourable Richard Hill Esq. Ibid., p. 214.
February 8. Money warrant for 450l. to Edmund Poley for 6 bills of extraordinaries as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick Luneburg. (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon).
Appending : said bills.
£ s. d.
(1) from 17 March 1703-4 New Style to 1704 June 17 New Style
for postage of letters at Leyden, Bremen, Hanover and Brunswick 35 0 0
for stationery ware 8 0 0
for prints, Gazettes and other Intelligence etc. 25 0 0
for house rent at Hanover, being forced to have lodgings at Zelle and Wolfenbuttel where I am sometimes obliged to reside 25 0 0
£93 0 0
(2) from the 17th June to the 17th Sept. 1704 the like items as above £100 0 0
(3) from 17th Sept. to 17 Dec. 1704 the like items as above 100 0 0
for mourning by order 20 0 0
£120 0 0
(4) from 17th Dec. 1704 to 17th March 1704-5 for the like items as above 91 0 0
for mourning for the death of the Queen of Prussia 25 0 0
£116 0 0
(5) from the 17th March 1704-5 to the 6th June 1705 for the like items as above £97 0 0
(6) from 6th June 1705 to the time of his return into England
for like items as above 69 0 0
for charges at his audiences of leave at the Courts of Hanover and Wolfenbuttel 47 0 0
for the charge on his return for himself, retinue and baggage and having been detained six weeks at the Hague 154 0 0
£270 0 0
Money Book XVIII, pp. 152, 154-5. Order Book VI, p. 452. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay the Land Tax assessments anno 1705 on officers of the Post Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per annum. Money Book XVIII, p. 153.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. The Lord Treasurer orders you to apply as follows the sum of 20,777l. 7s. 9d. residue of 50,000l. which was put into your hands March 16 last in tallies and orders on the Two Thirds Subsidies anno 1705 and 2830l. 7s. 9¼d. which is to be raised by you on the tallies and orders on Low Wines which were put into your hands Dec. 7 last : making together 23,607l. 15s. 6½d. : viz.
£ s. d.
as in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 60 days' clearings for the Troops and Regiments in England from 25 Oct. 1705 to 23 Dec. last 8888 9 1
for the pay of the several Garrisons to the same time 2360 0 5
for half a year's allowance for fire and candle for the Garrisons to the same time 950 0 0
for clearings of Brig. Mordaunt's Regiment from 25 June 1705 to 23 Dec. following 2411 15 6
for ditto of 13 Companies of the First Regiment of Guards in Holland from 24 Dec. 1704 to 23 Oct. 1705 3660 19 3
for the pay of the Captain General and General Staff Officers from 1705 Aug. 25 to Dec. 23 3351 18
for one quarter's allowance for Contingencies, pensions etc. to Dec. 23 last 1984 12 11
£23607 15
His Lordship also directs you to raise a further 1234l. 13s. 9d. on the said tallies and orders on Low Wines and apply same as follows :
£ s. d.
as in further part of 5,000l. for Invalids anno 1705 for 60 days' pay for the 4 Companies of
Invalids from 25 Oct 1705 to Dec. 23 following 513 0 0
the like for reduced Invalids 170 0 0
to complete the royal warrant of Nov. 15 last for 760l. to Mr. Harnage for clothing Invalids 94 18 9
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5,000 men in sea service anno 1705
for the above 60 days' clearings for Lord Paston's Regiment 179 5 0
the like for Col. Livesay's and Col. Whetham's additional Companies 187 10 0
on account of pay of Col. Rivers's Regiment, to be paid over to Brigadier Mordaunt for levy money of 30 men delivered by him to Col. Rivers 90 0 0
£1234 13 9
His Lordship also directs you to raise 1934l. 19s. 6d. on the 15,000l. tallies and orders on Low Wines put into your hands Dec. 7 last for account of the 5000 additional men anno 1705 and to apply same as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
to clear Hotham's Regiment from the time of raising to the 24th June last 693 5 11
for 60 days' clearings to the Regiments of Hotham, Soames and Breton from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 23 last 1136 13 7
on account of pay : to the Regiments of Charlemont, George [Gorge] and Caulfeild for levy money for 35 men received from Brigadier Mordaunt 105
£1934 19 6
His Lordship also approves of your distributing as follows the sum of 4458l. 12s. 6¼d. remaining undisposed in your hands out of the orders and tallies for Reversionary Annuities which were put into your hands about May 4 last : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
to complete 4 months' offreckonings to the Forces on this establishment to 1705 April 24 1510 0 8
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men for sea service anno 1705
to complete the like offreckonings for the Forces on this establishment 1771 0
in further part of 98,966l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 additional men anno 1705
as account of offreckonings of the Regiments Soames, Bretton, and Hotham from the time of their raising 1177 11 5
£4458 12
Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 79-80.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hewit for a list of the demisable lands of the late Queen Dowager's jointure. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 180.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed papers [missing] sent by Col. Nott, Governor of Virginia, containing the proceedings of the Council there in relation to her Majesty's revenue, to wit from the 15th Oct. to the 30th Nov. 1705. Ibid., p. 181.
Same to Mr. Popple to desire the Board of Trade to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Byerley, Collector and Receiver of [her Majesty's Revenue in] New York. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Lee for some place in the Customs, he being recommended by Lord Woodstock. Reference Book VIII, p. 214.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir John St. Barbe for extension of lease of several lands in New Forest in the parish of Lindhurst granted by James II to Mathew Bennett of Stockton, co. Wilts, and now vested in petitioner. Ibid., p. 215.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the mines, royalties and waste of the manor of Askrigg in the parish of Aysgarth co. Yorks. in order to a lease thereof to Thomas Metcalfe.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Metcalfe's petition for same. Several freeholders in the villages have commons in the waste there so that the same cannot be improved without their consent which I don't hear they have yet given. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 204.
Same by same to same for a particular of the custody of the Hundreds of Hinckford and Barstable co. Essex in order to a lease thereof to Sir John Sparrow.
Prefixing : report ut supra. The said office of bailiff was granted 1625 May 23 to Richard Pulley junr. and in 1678 to William (afterwards Sir William) Scroggs after said Pulley's death. Ibid., p. 215.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for letters patent under the Exchequer seal to grant to Joseph Sparrow the office of bailiff of the Hundreds of Freshwell and Uttlesford co. Essex.
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands as to said office. Ibid., p. 206.
February 8 & 23. Commission by same to Thomas Meheuse to be a surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Thomas Wood. (Warrant dated Feb. 8 by same to the Receiver General of said Duties for co. Bedford to pay Meheuse 70l. per an. salary as from 1705 Xmas).
Henry Lockwood to be a same loco John Reyner. (Like warrant dated Feb. 23 for the Receiver General of said Duties for co. Chester to pay Lockwood the like salary as from same time). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 4, 11.
February 9. Treasury reference to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir Isaac Rebow shewing that he is entitled to a fourth part of the lighthouses erected by Sir William Batten near Harwich, on his marriage with a granddaughter of said Sir William : therefore praying a further term in same. Reference Book VIII, p. 213.
February 10. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to strike tallies for the Farmers of the Post Fines (Sir Robert Clayton, as assignee of the late Earl of Berkshire, and Sir Robert Howard) for the sum of 2276l. (representing their rent of same farm) which has been answered direct to the Crown by the sheriffs of the counties on the determination of their respective accounts.
Prefixing : schedule of such payment by the sheriffs as certified by Antony Anderson, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. Money Book XVIII, pp. 166-8.
February 11. Royal letters patent appointing Robert Dormer Esq. to be one of the Justices of Common Pleas. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 558.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits for 1000l. to the executors of Henry, Lord Waldegrave for one year to 1695 Sept. 29 on the pension granted to Louisa, Duchess of Portsmouth, and assigned to him. Money Book XVIII, p. 152.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 1 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to the Robes 18 pieces of fine Holland and 12 pieces of cambric "being for her Majesty's royal person" : to an estimate of 420l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 207.
The like of a like warrant dated this day to same for the delivery to the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of 6 cane chairs and a folding wainscot table for the Maids of Honour ; and for the use of her Majesty's footmen in waiting at St. James's, one press bedstead, one feather bed and boulster, one mattress quilt, 3 blankets, 1 large rugg, a double curtain to draw over them, 6 pair of sheets, 6 pair of flaxen towels, one bason, 2 chamber pots, 2 brass candlesticks and snuffers, a fire shovel, a pair of tongs and a fork : to an estimate of 70l. Ibid., p. 214.
February 12 & 13. Endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the allowance of 6 per cent. interest on 22 orders [of loan] for 500l. each on Low Wines anno 1705 drawn in the name of James Bridges as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad and by him transferred to Sir Henry Furnese, Feb. 12 : the said orders being drawn without interest.
The like for the following orders drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : viz.
90 orders, numbers 1—90, of loan for 1000l. each on the ninth 4s. Aid anno 1705 and by him assigned to the Bank of England Feb. 13.
5 like orders, numbers 91—5, assigned by him to William Betts the same day.
3 like orders, numbers 96—8, assigned by him to John Clark the same day.
2 like orders, numbers 99—100, assigned by him to Robert Maddox the same day.
Order Book VI, p. 451.
February 12. Letter of direction for 4618l. 12s. 11d. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : for last Xmas quarter for the pensions and allowances directed by the Queen. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 80.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to small clothing and accoutrements provided by Mr. Churchill and Mr. Harnage for her Majesty's Forces in Spain. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 181.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for an estimate of the value of the premises (the Gatehouse leading to Palace Yard) as in the petition of the Justices of Westminster. My Lord Treasurer finds that in your report, returned herein, on the said petition you have not made any valuation either of Mr. Progers's term or [of] the Queen's reversion. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Norton dated from St. James's. The Queen is willing to give 10l. as reward out of the fine on a deer stealer. But the fine must first be paid into the Exchequer, without which you cannot obtain a regular discharge. "I intend to speak to my Lord Scarborough about the other part of your letter the first opportunity I have." Ibid., p. 182.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to furnish the Admiralty with a list of the persons whom you protect [from impressment].
Prefixing : letter from Secretary Hedges to the Lord Treasurer conveying the Queen's pleasure for same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Angell gent shewing that Charles II granted to his late father Justinian Angell liberty to erect a lighthouse at Spurn Head at a rent of 10l. per an. with full power to demand of every English ship passing thereby a halfpenny per ton and of all foreigners a penny per ton, commanding all Custom House officers not to clear any ship liable to said payment without a note under the hand of said Justinian or his deputy : that the premises are descended to petitioner ; but the masters of ships both English and foreign refuse to pay the said Duty and the Customs officers suffer the same to pass notwithstanding non payment thereof, not having the Lord Treasurer's order to the contrary : therefore praying an order to the Customs Commissioners to examine into same. Reference Book VIII, p. 213.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Francis Thornborow shewing that he was Steward to the late Queen Dowager of her manors of Barton, Barrow and Gouxhill co. Lincoln at a salary of 19 nobles per an. : that said manors are now in the Crown : therefore praying to be continued in his said office. Ibid., p. 214.
Same to same of the petition of James Saunderson for a grant of the stewardship of the Court of Tickhill co. Yorks., vacant by the death of the late Queen Dowager ; the same having been long in the petitioner's family. Ibid., p. 215.
February 12 [? March 12]. Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of John Moore shewing that he received from James Loathley, Benj. Taylor and James Dugan (who clothed Lord Charlemont's Regiment in Ireland) an assignment of a warrant signed by the Lords Justices of Ireland for 3678l. 8s. 9d. dated 1704 April 13 ; that the said Regiment has since been removed from the Irish Establishment and petitioner sent the said assignment over hither and got the same entered in the [Army] Paymaster's Office here, since which one Mr. Mauguier has set up another assignment from the said persons : therefore praying that both their titles may be enquired into so as to save a suit in Chancery. Ibid., p. 219.
February 12, 13, 18 and 27. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir William Robinson or the executors of Bartholomew Van Homrigh on their accounts as Joint Commissaries General of the Provisions in Ireland.
The like against Anthony Sturt on his accounts as late Cashier for the Victualling.
The like against Sir Thomas Littleton on his accounts as Treasurer of the Navy.
The like against Phillip Papillon on his accounts as late Cashier for the Victualling.
The like against Rebecca, Viscountess Falkland on the late Visct. Falkland's accounts as former Treasurer of the Navy.
The like against the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners of War on their accounts from 11 July 1689 to 31 Dec. 1693. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 205, 209, 214, 223.
February 12. Same by same to same for a Commission for enquiry into abuses in the collection of taxes in co. Devon.
Prefixing : draft of said Commission to Richard Carew Esq. and 5 others named. Ibid., pp. 247-9.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Symon Bradstreet, one of the sureties of William Keating late Farmer of the Hearthmoney for co. Wexford. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 383.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Charles Bertie Esq. against any grant of the manor of Marden alias Maverden co. Hereford and the manor of Barnsley cum Dodworth co. Yorks till his claim be heard, he being entitled thereto upon the demise of the late Katherine Queen Dowager. Caveat Book p. 60.
February 13. Royal warrant to John Dodd, Receiver General of the rights and perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 160l. to Richard Nutt for his service in seizing the ship Saint Dorothy, Henry Brandt master, which came directly from the Canary Islands and had been trading with our enemies and which he procured to be condemned in the Admiralty. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 560.
Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Hassill for the charges of his passage to Carolina whither he is going schoolmaster. (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 152. Order Book VI, p. 448.
Same for 243l. 5s. 4½d. to Samuell Burridge, Receiver General for co. Devon, being an overpayment on his account of the Subsidies anno 1703 : to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the present eighth 4s. Aid. (Money order dated Nov. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 156. Order Book VI, p. 457.
Same for 472l. 4s. 8d. to John Weston, same for co. Surrey, being an overpayment on his account of the Subsidies anno 1703 : to be immediately repaid etc. ut supra. (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 156, Order Book VI, p. 457.
[? February 13]. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in contributions for Annuities as by the Act now passed in Parliament 4-5 Anne c. 18 for Continuing an Additional Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage etc. : to wit to a total not exceeding 2,855,761l. 16s. 2d. : all at times and under conditions etc. as in said Act. Money Book XVIII, p. 157.
February 13. William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, to procure 100,000l. to be advanced at 5 per cent, on credit of the tallies in your hands on the Land Tax anno 1706. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 81.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply the above 100,000l. as follows : viz.
l.
for Wages to seamen 60,000
for the Marine Regiments under the head of Wages and to be paid to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the said Regiments 20,000
for Victualling, Short Allowance, bills of exchange, Necessary Money and other Contingencies 20,000
£100,000
Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of William Horsley shewing that he had a judgment for 1000l. against Bernard Granville and did extend the manor of Clewer and the premises called Mote Park, and the sheriff of Berks has assigned to him a moiety of the said manor and lands for satisfaction of said debt judgment : and in regard the said moiety of Mote Park is in possession of the Crown, prays that the rent thereof may be paid him till satisfaction of his debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 214.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise. Commissioners to permit Margaret, widow of John Mascall late of Romney co. Kent, to make a post entry of some prize brandy above proof taken in the ship Stadt Stockholme.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on said Margaret Mascall's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 211-2.
Same by same to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty and the Comptroller of the same, to deliver to Capt. John Cuthbertson, Commander of the Mary galley, and Capt. Geo. Morris, Commander of the Barnstead galley, the ship Vigilant and her lading (which they seized as prize in Gnavas Lake in Mounts Bay) on their paying the Customs, incident charges and the Lord Admiral's Tenths on her appraised value of 513l. 10s. 0d.
Prefixing : order of the Queen in Council dated Feb. 7 inst. for such delivery. Ibid., pp. 212-3.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Frederick Trench praying payment of one third of the net proceed of the ship Providence and her goods amounting to 488l. which was seized by William Woods deceased, late Surveyor at Ringsend in Ireland, [petitioner] alleging [himself] to have been very serviceable to the Crown in carrying several pacquetts in the late war between Dublin and Holyhead and that the said Wood (whose daughter he married) designed the said sum as a portion for his daughter. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 383.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the petition [missing] of Mary Sandys, widow, praying payment of what is due from the Crown for a piece of ground in the town of Galway in Ireland whereon barracks are now erected for her Majesty's Forces. Ibid.
February 14. Letter of direction for 5000l. to Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List Funds : and is to be applied towards clearing the wages and board wages on the establishment of the Household for last Xmas quarter. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 81.
William Lowndes to Mr. How to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Col. Handasyde complaining of several hardships on his Regiment "in having the money remitted by Sir Gilbert Heathcote." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 183.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the Establishment of Ireland as from Xmas last for life a pension of 500l. per an. to Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander in consideration of his surrender of the office of Master General of the Ordnance in Ireland and in consideration of many good and faithful services. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 385.
February 15. Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay out of Civil List moneys 500l. to Richard Davis of Rotterdam merchant (who is empowered in this behalf by the Trustees for management of all affairs concerning the English Episcopal Church there) as royal bounty towards the building the said Church : all by reason that at the intercession of the Duke of Marlborough, Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to the States General, the English merchants and others, English subjects residing in Rotterdam, have obtained of the Government there an Establishment for an English Episcopal Church in that city with like freedom and liberty as the Dutch churches enjoy in England : and the Queen is pleased to promote the carrying on of this pious undertaking. (Money warrant dated Feb. 19 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 19 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 561. Order Book VI, p. 450. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 83.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Evelyn Esq. Receiver of Stamp Duties, to pay 25l. to the Auditor [of Imprests concerned], for preparing the account of the Stamp Duties for the year ended 1705 Aug. 1.
Prefixing : petition from Robert Pawling, Comptroller and Accountant General of the Stamp Office, for allowance of said fee.
Money Book XVIII, p. 171. Money order for 1705 Hilary term's salaries to the Welsh Judges as follows : viz.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll.
50l. and 50l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell.
75l. each to Phil. Neve, Thomas Webb, William Peisley, Marmaduke Gwinn, William Banastre and Cha. Cox as Justices ut supra p. 491.
Order Book VI, p. 453.
Letter of direction for 125,500l. to James Brydges on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, and 50,000l. to John Howe on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans to be made by them respectively on credit of Malt 1706 : and to be applied to services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to James Brydges in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional Forces anno 1706 62000 0 0
to ditto on his order for 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for subsidies to the Allies 1706 13500 0 0
to ditto for account of subsidies to the Duke of Savoy 25000 0 0
to ditto for account of subsidies to the King of Portugal 25000 0 0
£125500 0 0
to John How on his order for 357,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706 £50000 0 0
The said orders of loan are to be drawn without interest and are to be kept in the hands of the said Brydges and How "as a reserve for supplying the aforesaid services." Disposition Book XVIII pp. 85-6.
Same for 1204l. 19s. 0d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of the rent of Hackney Coaches, or Plantation Duties or the 25 per cent. on French Goods : and is to satisfy the other moiety of the arrears due to the out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital : see infra p. 581. Ibid., p. 93.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present James Carr as a preventive officer in relation to the wool trade between Berwick and Alnwick. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 183.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Feb. 14 inst. for an embargo to be forthwith laid upon all ships and vessels except the packett boats and such ships as are employed by the officers of the Navy, Ordnance, Victualling, Customs and Transportation which [to wit all such said ships as at the time of laying this order] are not cleared at Gravesend ; and also on all ships and vessels at the several [out] ports which are not cleared there : this order being made upon a memorial from the Lord Admiral for the more speedy and effectual manning and setting out of her Majesty's fleet. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 412.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Elias Pawson, shewing that his ship Trial of York arrived from Oporto and anchored just before Lowestoft on the 9th March 1701-2 which was the first place she anchored at in England and paid the New Subsidy on her lading of Portugal wines, therefore "prays in regard the said Subsidy determined upon the demise of his late Majesty and the Parliament which afterwards continued the same granting it only from and after the said 9th of March that he may be repaid the same." Reference Book VIII, p. 220.