Warrant Book
February 1706, 16-28

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'Warrant Book: February 1706, 16-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 578-593. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84847 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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February 1706, 16-28

February 16. Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to give his warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Charles Scarburgh of a plot of ground and house in Greencloth Yard ut supra p. 410. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated Feb. 22 hereon accordingly to the Clerk of the Pipe. Prefixing : particular of the premises and memorandum and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Followed by : undated entry [? April 17] of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 559. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 216-8, 464.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to William Clayton as imprest for payment or allowance of 6 per cent. discount to such contributors for purchase of annuities under the Act of this session 4-5 Anne c. 18 who shall advance or pay in their purchase money before the 1st of May next, reckoning same from the day of paying in to the said 1st May next. (Money warrant dated Feb. — hereon). Money order dated Feb. 20 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 561. Order Book VI, p. 450.
Same for 150l. to Sir Bevil Granville, heir male of Bernard Granville, for half a year's rent to Xmas last of Mote Park. (Money warrant dated Feb. 22 hereon. (Money order dated Feb. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated March 19 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 7. Order Book VI, p. 464. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 99.
February 18. Money warrant for 250l. to Robert Dormer for Hilary term on his fee or salary of 1000l. per an. as a Justice of Common Pleas : with dormant warrant for said fee in future.
Appending : letter of application from said Dormer for the full salary of said term "which as I am informed hath been usually allowed to other judges who have been admitted within the term." (Money order date Feb. 21 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 159. Order Book VI, p. 452.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to imprest to Charles Mason (appointed by royal sign manual of Jan. 18 last to be Receiver and Paymaster of the Transports loco John Nutin gent) the unpaid remainder of the order of Dec. 12 last for 367l. to Daniel Parks ut supra p. 490. Order Book VI, p. 426.
Letter of direction for 26,222l. 4s. 4d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : on his order for 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1706 : to be issued out of loans on Malt anno 1706 : and is to be paid to the Duke of Savoy for 2 months' subsidy by way of advance from April 4 next to June 3 next, being the value of 1066662/3 Crowns of 82 sols money of Piedmont at 59d. pence sterling per Crown, remitted by Sir Theodore Janssen. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 82.
Same for 54,068l. 3s. 6d. to same on his order for 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Catalonia anno 1706 : out of Contributions for Annuities : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to pay Sir Henry Furnese the value of 128,276 pieces of Eight delivered here and at Lisbon at 58 pence each 31000
to answer Mr. Hill's bills of exchange for the service of Catalonia 23068 3 6
£54068 3 6
Also 100,000l. to John How and the said Brydges as follows out of loans to be made by themselves on Malt anno 1706, the orders for which loans are to be retained in their hands : for the following uses : viz.
£ s. d.
to John How in further part of 357,000l. for for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706 50000
to James Brydges in further part of 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706 50000
£100,000
Ibid.
February 15 [erratum for Feb. 18]. Same for 145,601l. 6s. 6½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad ; for service ut supra pp. 59-60. Ibid., p. 83.
February 18. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners [sic for Navy Commissioners]. It is the Queen's pleasure that the Customs officers in each port should receive and subsist all pressed men for sea service until the tenders thereto appointed do come to such ports and take them on board. You are forthwith to make out a bill of imprest for so much as you judge fit for this service to be immediately paid to the Customs Cashier and to signify to me how much thereof you think proper to be lodged in each port so that the Collectors there may be informed.
Appending : Secretary Hedges dated Feb. 16 to Treasurer Godolphin requesting as above : "complaint having been made that several seamen and others who have been pressed in the country and then sent to the seaports have afterwards made their escape for want of some person to receive and subsist them there." Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 183-4.
Treasury reference to the Auditor Harley of the petition of John Evelyn Esq., late Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, praying payment of 118l. 17s. 10½d. for the surplus on his account, to enable him to pass same through the several Offices. Reference Book VIII, p. 216.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rowland Holt, Comptroller of [the Accounts of the] Customs, shewing that he has executed said office for 9 years at the same salary as his predecessor when there were but 6 general accounts of the Customs but now above twice that number by grants of several Acts [of Parliament] : therefore praying an increase of salary. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Long, eldest son and administrator of George Long, for extension of lease of a messuage or farm, part of the manor of Stratton super Fosse, co. Somerset. Reference Book VIII, p. 219.
Rules laid down by Treasurer Godolphin for the Commissioners and Treasurer of the Transport Service relative to the locking up and paying out their cash, and the guarding of the office by night watchmen. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 213.
February 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Paul, John and Mary Frances, children of Stephen Pigou of all the Crown's title to the estate of 5000 livres and 6145 livres (amounting in the whole to 696l. 12s. 3½d. sterling) and likewise the fourth part of the personal estate of James Baron : it appearing by an inquisition at the Guildhall Dec. 4 last that Judith Unatelet alias Pigou, late of Amiens in France, by will dated 24 Sept. 1676 left to James Baron, an alien enemy born in France, 5000 livres Tournois (which according to the rates of exchange amounts to 312l. 10s. 0d.) and made her sons Stephen Pigou and James Pigou her executors and after her death they proved the will and possessed themselves of her personal estate and on the 14 Feb. 1679 they agreed to pay the said Baron 250 livres per an. till the said 5000 livres should be paid : and they left France and came to London and on the 30th Oct. 1700 the said James Pigou died in London intestate and administration of his estate was granted to Stephen Pigou who died 6 March 1702 and neither of the two brothers ever paid to said Baron the said 5000 livres or any part thereof : and Stephen Pigou by will appointed his wife Frances Pigou as executrix which will she proved and possessed herself of the aforesaid 5000 livres and 250 livres per an. and that 24 years and 7 months of the said annual 250 livres amounted (at the time of the said inquisition) to 6145 livres, equal to 384l. 2s. 3½d. English money according to the rate of exchange : and the said James Baron is the son of one of the three sisters of the said James Pigou and is thereby entitled to a fourth part of the said James Pigou's personal estate : and the abovesaid children of Stephen Pigou have petitioned ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 380, shewing that under colour of a pretended consent of the said James Baron administration of James Pigou's estate is granted to Peter Stephen de Bouxin in trust for said Baron who is prosecuting petitioners' mother for an account of the said intestate's estate with intent to remit the same to France to the said Baron : and by an edict of the French king the said Baron is entitled to the said estates as the nearest Roman Catholic relation in France and as creditor : and further the petitioners' mother has made oath that her said husband and James his brother did not after their arrival in England dispose of their real estate at Amiens or were answered the yearly rents or profits thereof or did find means of getting any part of their effects and personal estate (which they left behind when they fled as Protestants) remitted to them ; and also that they were concerned in clothing several Regiments in the reign of Wm. III in which services they received considerable losses as well by deficient tallies as otherwise "whereby the estates they brought into England were much impaired" : whereby the petitioners are become fit objects of the royal bounty. [In the entry of the petition relative to this matter supra Tr. Cal. XIX, pp. 380-1, the names of the children of Stephen Pigou are given as Paul, John, Mary and Francis]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 3-5.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 1204l. 19s. 0d. to the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital, being the remaining moiety of their arrears between 1701-2 March 9 and 1704-5 Feb. 24 ut supra p. 261. (Money warrant dated Feb. 22 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon). (The letter of direction of Feb. 15 would appear to refer to this moiety : see supra p. 577). Ibid., p. 7. Order Book VI, p. 454.
Letter of direction for 45,000l. to Mr. Brydges on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : to be as in part of 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1706 and to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for 6 months' subsidy to the King of Prussia for his Troops in the Duke of Savoy's service to wit from Jan. 4 last to July 4 next being 100,000 Crowns, agio and exchange included 25000 0 0
for 3 months' subsidy to the King of Denmark from Dec. 15 last to March 15 next 9375 0 0
for 6 months' subsidy to the Landgraf of Hesse Cassel from Dec. 24 last to June 24 next being 25,000 Crowns 6250 0 0
for same 6 months' subsidy to the Elector of Treves being 12,500 Crowns 3125 0 0
for 3 months' subsidy to the Elector Palatine for Dec. 24 last to March 23 next being 5000 Crowns 1250 0 0
£45000 0 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 84.
Same for 290,958l. 9s. 5d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions ut supra : and is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
to the Victualling for paying debts in course for the month of November 1704 35202 12 2
ditto for Dec. 1704 41334 6 8
ditto for January 1704-5 50948 10 7
to Wear and Tear to clear the Course of the Navy for November 1704 44055 0 0
ditto for Dec. 1704 70361 0 0
ditto for Jan. 1704-5 45057 0 0
for the Course in the outports 4000 0 0
£290958 9 5
Ibid.
Same for 13,211l. 3s. 0d. to John How on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, out of loans in the Exchequer on Malt anno 1706 : to be applied to services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
for 28 days' subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in England with the Battalion of Guards abroad to wit from Feb. 25 inst. to March 24 next 10565 16 8
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service anno 1706
for the like 28 days' subsistence for the Regiments of Mordaunt, Erle and Paston 2213 15 0
the like for Col. Whetham's additional Companies 122 0 8
the like for Col. Livesay's additional Companies and Officers 309 10 8
£13211 3 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 88.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] relating to some goods embezzled out of the Customs warehouse by Customs officers "as also giving the Lord Treasurer an account of two persons calling the French on shore and giving them letters." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 184.
Same to same to report on the enclosed letter etc. [missing] as to several goods being run on shore in the night at Kinsale in Ireland out of the ship Anna lately come from the East Indies. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [as late Paymaster General of the Forces] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lieut. Gen. Steuart in right of his wife the Lady Grandison, widow and executrix of the late Brigadier Villiers, praying payment of 687l. 14s. 0d. due to the said Villiers for his pay. Ibid.
Same to Henry St. John, as Secretary at War, to procure a royal warrant for an addition of 6s. a day to the pay of Col. Anthony Morgan as Lieut. Governor of the Isle of Wight : in accordance with your report on said Morgan's memorial which the Lord Treasurer approves. Ibid., p. 191.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Daniel Peck of Chester gent, Deputy Receiver of Crown rents for North Wales and co. Chester, being thereto appointed by Roger Whitley in the room of Samuel Hughson lately deceased : proposing his sureties, detailed, in 3000l. in all. Reference Book VIII, p. 215.
February 20. Royal sign manual for 100,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces acting with our Allies, as imprest for such extraordinaries of the war as should be found necessary and are not provided for by the supplies granted in the present Session. (Money warrant dated Feb. 21 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 6. Order Book VI, p. 451.
Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Paul Methuen as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 8.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, to compute and reckon at 5s. sterling each weighty piece of Eight which he or his deputy in Catalonia shall pay for the service of Charles III of Spain : the Lord Treasurer conceiving it to be of importance for the public service that all due care should be taken to keep the accounts of the Paymaster of the Forces Abroad clear, plain and distinct and that it will conduce thereto to ascertain the rate of the said pieces of Eight.
Appending : memorial to the Lord Treasurer from said Brydges : "according to your Lordship's directions I have consulted Sir Henry Furnese and Sir Theodore Janssen in relation to the fixing a price for all pieces of Eight that shall be paid by my deputy in Catalonia to King Charles III of Spain as for the service of the Forces there : and it is their opinion that whereas the exchange constantly varies and is likely to grow higher that each piece of Eight may be paid for 5s. English." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 184.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Major General Gustavus Hamilton shewing that in March last 60 men were detached from his Regiment as recruits for Portugal with their clothes (then 8 months worn) "for which there has been no allowance yet made" therefore praying that the said clothes may be satisfied at the rate of 3l. 5s. 0d. each [man] which is under the usual valuation. Reference Book VIII, p. 215.
Same to same of the petition of Col. Southwell on behalf of Col. Rivers's late Regiment for removal of the twopences of the respits on that Regiment and on a draft thereout to Col. Mordaunt's Regiment "which falls upon the Officers' subsistence." Ibid., p. 217.
Same to same of the petition of Col. John Livesay shewing that his and Col. Handasyde's Regiments were augmented from 10 Companies of 38 men to 12 Companies of 59 men, according to which their agent clothed them : that the offreckonings are stopped in the Paymaster's Office at 55 men a Company whereas most of the Companies in Jamaica were not 25 effective men the rest being respited : therefore praying that the twopences of the said respits may bear the proportion of the clothing "which if thrown upon the Regiment will be more than the Officers' pay." Ibid.
February 21. Royal warrant to Sir Christopher Wren to deliver to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster a marble altar piece which was formerly standing in a chapel at Whitehall and which was afterwards removed to Hampton Court Palace and has remained in the stores there unused for many years "which might be very ornamental to our said Collegiate Church" and the Dean and Chapter have prayed a grant of the same. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 6.
Letter of direction for 40,479l. 18s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : and is to be paid to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for offreckonings and clearings due to 4 Companies of Major Gen. Seymour's Regiment from 25 Dec. 1704 to 24 June 1705 1074 4 8
the like for 7 Companies of Col. Lutterel's Regiment for same time 5392 2 4
the like for 7 Companies of Col. Pownel's Regiment for same time 6012 12 10
the like for 9 Companies of Col. Borr's Regiment from 1704 Aug. 25 to 1705 June 24 12647 13 6
the like for 9 Companies of Lord Shannon's Regiment from 25 Dec. 1704 to 1705 June 24 7353 4 8
for account of subsistence to the whole body of Marines 8000
the whole to be taken as part of the proportion for Wages to seamen out of the funds for the present year. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 86.
Letter of direction for 587l. 16s. 9d. to Charles Mason, Paymaster of the Transports, as in part of 120,000l. for transports : and is to be paid to Edmund Dummer on his contract for the passage of 111 persons of Col. Handasyde's Regiment which have been received on board the West India packet boats for Jamaica. Ibid., p. 87.
Treasury reference to Mr. Howe of the petition of Richard Piddock, merchant, shewing that his uncle Robert Potter in June 1702 clothed the Regiment then under Brigadier Colenbine and since under Col. Rivers and had an assignment for 1935l. 15s. 2d. out of the offreckonings thereof ; that as executor of his said uncle he has received only 1057l. 15s. 11d. although money has been received upon later assignments for clothes since furnished by others : therefore praying payment of the balance of 877l. 19s. 3d. Reference Book VIII, p. 215.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt as Auditor of the Plantations on several papers transmitted to Treasurer Godolphin by Col. Edward Nott, Governor of Virginia, containing the proceedings of the Council there in relation to her Majesty's revenue from the 15th October to the 30 November last.
I find therefrom that the Governor and Council and the revenue officers there were taking all possible care for improving the revenue of Quit rents pursuant to your directions. In response to your order of June [19] last supra p. 306-7 they had called upon Mr. Byrd, the son, and he was preparing his late father's accounts accordingly and 10,000l. security has lately been given in England for performance thereof and for answering the balance thereon. The papers also contain the accompt of Mr. Byrd, now Receiver General of that Colony, of the 2s. per hogshead from 20 July (when he entered on that office) to 25 Oct. last : shewing : receipts 2638l. 14s. 3d. (including 1996l. 2s. 6d. owing by his father on that Duty at his death) and payments 963l. 11s. 0d. : remains 1675l. 3s. 3d.
As to her Majesty's Quit rents there I lately presented to your Lordship a state thereof as at April last : viz. receipts (with money for compositions and respits of land and including a balance of 5752l. 9s. 4d. in the late Col. Byrd's hands at his death) 7610l. 7s. 9¾d. : payments by order 509l. 12s. 10¼d. remains 7100l. 14s. 11½d. of which Mr. Byrd's executors paid 3000l. in December last, leaving due 4100l. 14s. 0½d.
The Assembly have voted the building of a house for the Governor but have not yet appointed the fund. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 307-9.
February 22. Money warrant dormant for the half salary from 1705 Oct. 25 to Jan. 25 following to Daniel Park as Captain General etc. of the Leeward Caribbee Islands : as by the privy seal of Dec. 19 last supra p. 492. (Money order for 150l. dated Feb. 26 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 160. Order Book VI, p. 485.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office, for last Xmas quarter : total 560l. 17s. 4d., (including 10,465 and 6657 ship letters at a penny a letter : and 16l. 10s. 0d. to James Walker for his attendances at the House of Commons in delivering their letters the last Sessions). Money Book XVIII, p. 161.
Warrant by same to Auditor Maynwaring to allow to Henry Ferne, in his account as Customs Cashier, his incidents bill of 303l. 5s. 8d. for charges of paying money into the Exchequer between 25 Dec. 1704 and 25 Dec. 1705 ; and also 289l. 13s. 8d. for the charges of passing his said account.
Prefixing : said bill and auditor Maynwaring's report thereon. Ibid., pp. 162-4.
Allowance by same of the Salt Office incidents bill for 1705 Dec. 25 quarter : total 533l. 0s. 2½d. Ibid., p. 164.
Letter of direction for 92,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : to be applied to services as follows : viz.
l.
for Wages 90000
for Mr. Gould and Mr. Hall for pitch and tar : and to be charged to the head of Wear and Tear 2000
£92000
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 87.
Treasury reference to William Borret of the petition of Peter Fabre, a refugee, praying a grant of the personal estate of 250l. of one Bourdet, a gardener, a subject of France lately dead intestate. Reference Book VIII, p. 215.
[? February 22]. Nomination by Treasurer Godolphin of Conrade Adams to be deputy in the island of Barbados of William Blathwayt in the office of Surveyor and Auditor General of all her Majesty's Revenues arising in America.
Prefixing : letters patent of said Blathwait appointing said Adams accordingly.
Followed by : (1) said Blathwayt's Instructions to said Adams : on the lines of the Instructions to Thomas Wood of date 3 Feb. 1704-5 as Deputy Auditor for Jamaica ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIX, pp. 497-8. (2) Entry of the revocation of the said Blathwayt's deputation to Robert Gibbes as Deputy Auditor for Barbados. The entry in the Plantations Auditor's Book contains the marginal note "sent by the packett 28 Feb. 1705-6." Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 219-21. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 302-4.
February 22. Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Henry Washington gent of the island or parcel of sand called the Middle Sands in the Humber, adjoining the marsh land appertaining to the manor of South Cave co. Yorks. on the east and north and the common of the manor of Bromfleet on the west and abutting south on the little creek called Hurdlet Creek in the Humber and containing 63 acres and submerged by the waves : being parcel of the Crown of England.
Prefixing : Constat and ratal of the premises made out by the Surveyor General. The lessee is to covenant to assert the Crown's title and effectually to embank, enclose and drain so much thereof as can well be done and to prevent the premises being annexed to any of the adjacent manors. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 221-2.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to permit Solomon Merrett et al. to reduce a quantity of brandy to proof and to pay single Duty, or to make a post entry.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on the petition of said Merrett et al. Ibid., p. 226.
Royal warrant to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay an allowance or pension of 400l. per an. to Sir William Russell as from 24 April 1705 as in lieu of his pay of Captain of a Troop in the Regiment late under the Earl of Arran, which he surrendered by reason of indisposition. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 384.
Treasurer Godolphin to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Governor and Guardians of the Poor of the city of Dublin praying a grant from the Queen of the sede vacante revenue of the bishopric of Meath towards finishing the public workhouse of the said city wherein a multitude of poor distressed persons are employed. Ibid., p. 385.
Report by William Blathwayt on Mr. Chamberlain's petition in behalf of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New England for some consideration for securing several pirates and their effects. The goods were secured as stated and the pirates condemned and gold dust to the value of 3000l. sterling or thereabouts was sent over hither : "which is the first seizure and condemnation that had been prosecuted to effect in New England in the case of piracy, which has formerly been too much countenanced there." I offer that the Governor Col. Dudley deserves 200l. and the Deputy Governor 100l. for the same, "they having not received as yet any reward for that service : nor have they any settled salary from her Majesty or from that colony for their support."
As to what the said Governor advanced, by himself and friends, for raising and shipping 2 Companies of foot for Jamaica 2 years past your Lordship has given order for payment thereof, the accounts having been adjusted and allowed by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. But no money has been yet issued, the Paymaster General [of Guards and Garrisons] Mr. Howe, not being enabled thereto "the want of which payment Col. Dudley represents as very prejudicial to her Majesty's service in reference to the like occasions that may happen in those parts." Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 309-10.
Letter of direction for 60,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : half thereof for Land Service of the Ordnance and half for Sea Service thereof. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 88.
Same for 4000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer : out of loans on Malt anno 1706 : and is to be paid over to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, to answer bills of exchange drawn for the charge of sick and wounded at Lisbon, Barbados, Jamaica and other foreign parts. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay same to Savery accordingly). Ibid., p. 89.
Same for 1189l. 13s. 9d. to James Brydges on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on Malt anno 1706 : as in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain : and is to pay bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill and Mr. Langhorne from Genoa and Leghorn for the service of Catalonia. Ibid.
Same for 4045l. 2s. 9d. to same : out of Civil List moneys : as in part of 100,000l. for extraordinary services of the war not provided for by the supplies granted for the year 1706 : and is to be paid to Sir Theodore Janssen in part of 16,180l. 11s. 0d. for the value of 66,6662/3 Crowns by him remitted to Monsieur Darseliers, her Majesty's Resident at Geneva, for particular service relating to the war in Italy : at the rate of 58¼ pence English per Crown as by the agreement with said Janssen of the 15th inst. Ibid.
Same for 1165l. to same : out of loans in the Exchequer on the Two Thirds Tonnage and Poundage anno 1705 : as in part of 68,546l. 19s. 6d. for the extraordinary expenses of the war : and is intended for the Troops of Saxe Gotha as in part of 6631l. 14s. 5½d. for her Majesty's quota of the douceurs and other extraordinaries allowed to the said Troops by the States General according to accounts thereof attested by Monsieur Secretary Slingeland : to wit
£ s. d.
for 16,645 guilders 10 stivers 8 grn. for the year 1703 1585 5
for 16,950 gui. 5 st. for the year 1704 1614 6
for 36,037 gui. 7 st. for the year 1705 3432 2
Ibid., p. 90.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett, [Secretary to the Admiralty], to lay before the Admiralty the Navy Commissioners' answer concerning the proportions for lodging the money in the hands of the collectors of the ports for the purpose of subsisting the pressed men "this being the only way with respect to the appropriations of the Customs that this affair can be regularly accommodated." Please notify the Lord Treasurer what sums and at what ports the Admiralty think it necessary to so lodge. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 186.
February 23. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Countess of Peterborough for a new lease of the park called Curry Mallet with the lodge etc. granted for 99 years terminable on the lives of Henry Mordaunt and Osmond Mordaunt of whom Osmond was killed in the late king's service in Ireland. The lodge is now blown down and must be rebuilt. Reference Book VIII, p. 216.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Charles Noden on behalf of Robert Henley, Lieut. to the Independent Company at Bermudas, shewing that the said Henley lies under a fine and imprisonment and his commission given to another : but the Queen has been pleased to remit his fine and imprisonment : therefore praying removal of his respits for the time of his imprisonment. Ibid., p. 217.
February 25. Money warrant for 20l. to Isaac Grace for the charge of his passage to Jamaica whither he goes chaplain. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 165. Order Book VI, p. 452.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer : out of loans on Malt 1706 : and is for the Victualling and to be applied to bills of exchange, Necessary and Extra Necessary Money, Short Allowance and other contingencies on the head of Victualling. Money Book XVIII, p. 90.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 12 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Removing Wardrobe of bed furniture detailed for the use of the Pages of the Backstairs to the Queen and for their servants : to an estimate of 35l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 228.
The like of a same dated Feb. 20 inst. to John Charleton, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Secretary Harley of 4 silver boxes with the Queen's arms engraven on the outside, to contain the great seal which is to be affixed to Treaties : to an estimate of 28l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated same to same for the delivery to the Earl of Kent, Lord Chamberlain, of 130 ounces of gilt plate as a present from the Queen on the christening of his child : to an estimate of 65l. Ibid., p. 229.
February 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 72,816l. 8s. 10d. to Deficient Funds as follow : said sum representing the receipts between Jan. 29 last and Feb. 26 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 7084l. 6s. 4d. from Windows ; 2284l. 5s. 5d. from Additional Impositions ; 2861l. 15s. 3d. from New Duty on Paper Continued ; 17,006l. 10s. 8d. from New Customs ; 4504l. 7s. 4d. from Marriages ; 34,815l. 18s. 9½d. from Continued Impositions ; 4248l. 15s. 9½d. from Salt and Whale Fins ; 10l. 9s. 3d. from Additional Salt arrears : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows :
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 26th Feb., 1705-6. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 19949 19 11 1350 0
Third 4s. Aid 407372 1 3 73503 9 3 9887 8
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 149238 10 8 22259 4 0
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 36465 13 4 2166 16
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 32313 15 5180 12 10¾
Salt, &c. 1711500 0 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 133974 19 10½ 40805 0 2
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 77599 7 5439 10
Marriages 648000 0 0 95367 0 3 15727 15
4871611 8 0 618415 16 72816 8 10
Deduct for the Registers on Salt and Two Thirds Excise now cleared 1871500 0 0
3000111 8 0
Money Book XVIII, p. 170.
Letter of direction for 1380l. 5s. 11d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of Civil List moneys : as in further part of 100,000l. for unprovided extraordinaries of the war : and is to be remitted to Holland to be paid to such person as shall be authorised by the States General as the balance and in full of all demands for her Majesty's quota of the charges for the succour of the Cevennois to 1 Sept. 1705 New Style being 14,631 guilders and 3 stivers at the rate of 10 guilders and 12 stivers to a pound sterling. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 92.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. In your presentment of Dec. 13 last relating to the arrears standing out on the accounts of the Customs Collectors you propose that their accounts should be made up according to their receipts on the respective funds. The Lord Treasurer has read same as also your report of the 15th inst. on the scheme proposed by Rowland Holt, the Comptroller General [of Customs], for rectifying mistakes in the Collectors' accounts arising by their not applying to the proper funds the moneys they receive. The Lord Treasurer directs you to cause the accounts of the outports Collectors to be stated according to your proposal in the first presentment and to send him a state thereof. Thereupon he will consider of the method for rectifying the overpayments as proposed in your last memorial [report]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 186.
Same to same to report on the enclosed answer [missing] made by the abovesaid Holt to your above presentments together with the form of a debenture proposed by him for preventing forgeries and other like frauds in the outports for the future. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Sir Lambert Blackwell shewing that in 1702 he was constituted Agent for prizes at Leghorn, Genoa and Port Venere where he appointed agents under him at an expense of 332l. 10s. 0d. in 3½ years : that he was deprived of the benefit he ought to have had from the prizes taken in his district by the Admirals taking such prizes into their own custody : therefore praying allowance for same. Reference Book VIII, p. 216.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, of the petition of the clothiers of the Forces in Portugal and Holland setting forth the great loss they have sustained by the payment made to them in reversionary tallies and the great charge they have been at in providing the clothing for this year's service : therefore praying payment of the offreckonings of the said Forces, now 8 months due, to enable them to perform their several agreements with the Colonels and to stop the clamours of their creditors. Hereon said Brydges is to certify an account of the tallies undisposed of that may be applied hereto. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take Mr. Daniel Peck's securities [as Deputy Receiver of Crown Rents for North Wales and Cheshire].
Prefixing : report by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 223.
[? February 26] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to Thomas Windham of a piece of land in Greencloth Yard within the Palace of Whitehall ut supra p. 377. Ibid.
February 27. Money warrant for 52l. 19s. 6½d. to Roger Crowe Esq. for a surplusage in his account as sheriff of co. Norfolk for the year ended at Michaelmas 1703, arising by his payment of rewards to Miles Bunn et al. for apprehending Richard Goddard, William Edwards, Thomas King and Thomas Withers, robbers on the highway. (Money order dated March 4 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 164. Order Book VI, p. 454. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 99.
Same for 100l. to the executors of Francis Mansell for half a year to 1691 Lady day on his annuity. Money Book XVIII, p. 165.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies to discharge the 1095l. baronet fee due from Sir Thomas Miller ut supra p. 548. Ibid., p. 169.
Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List money : for Secret Service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 90.
Same for 13,634l. 3s. 0d. to James Brydges on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans in the Exchequer on Malt anno 1706 : for services as follows :
£ s. d.
for levy money to make good the horses of the English Horse and Dragoons that were killed and dyed of the common distemper in the last Campaign in the Low Countries between 1705 May 1 and Oct. 31 : and is to complete the order for 15,296l. for that service 5098 13 4
to make good the horses lost by the English Officers in that campaign : and is to complete the order for 15,670l. for same 5223 6 8
in further part of 250,000l. for the service of Catalonia
to pay a bill from the Earl of Peterborough payable to Mr. Thomas Hurst 1514 0 6
to pay 4 bills from Richard Hill whereof three bills payable to Mr. Lulin for 1050l. and one to Mr. Cavendish for 600l. 1650 0 0
to pay one bill from Mr. Langhorne payable to Fra. Massola 148 2 6
£13634 3 0
Ibid., p. 91.
Same for 1146l. to same : out of same loans : as in part of 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706 : and is to be applied as an additional levy money for 382 Dragoons horses lost in the last campaign : at 3l. each horse ; "these horses having by mistake been computed to the Parliament in the estimates laid before the House at 9l. instead of 12l." Ibid.
Same for 500l. to Robert Harley, a Secretary of State : out of Civil List money : for Secret Service. Ibid.
Same for 47,500l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on Malt anno 1706 : in part of 100,000l. for extraordinaries of the war not provided in the supply granted this session : and is for the value of 200,000 Ducats remitted by Sir Theodore Janssen to Venice at the rate of 57d. per Ducat and payable to the order of Prince Eugene of Savoy for the service of the war in Italy. Ibid., p. 92.
Same for 10,000l. to same : out of the like loans : in further part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Catalonia : and is to be paid to Mr. Churchill and Mr. Harnage towards the charge of a whole clothing for 4000 Foot and 1000 Dragoons by them provided and sent to Catalonia for the use of such Spaniards as shall take part with King Charles III : and to be taken as part of the 103,530l. payable for said king out of said 250,000l. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 543l. 4s. 10d. to Major General Lumley for providing liveries for the kettle drummers etc. for the Queen's Regiment under his command. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 187.
Same to same for a same for paying 20,473l. 15s. 0d. to Charles Mason, Paymaster of the Transport service, for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for 2 months' freight of 5990 tons of shipping to be employed in this Expedition at 12s. per ton per month 7188 0 0
for beds, hammocks and other necessaries to be provided on this embarcation 2307 0 0
for 7500 quarters of corn to be provided at 21s. 3d. per quarter including sacks 7968 15 0
for half the freight of 1500 tons of shipping for the same at 4l. per ton 3000 0 0
for incidents attending this service 10 0 0
£20473 15 0
Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 187
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed reply [missing] from the Duke of Somerset to your suggestion made to the Lord Treasurer in September last concerning a building in Scotland Yard adjoining the said Duke's garden wall. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, enclosing a memorial [missing] of Monsieur Verberghe, the States General's Envoy residing here, touching the sum of 5083 guilders 4 stivers resting due to the masters of several vessels belonging to Rotterdam and other places in Holland for carrying the English Forces from the said places to Portugal in 1703 and 1704. The Lord Treasurer thinks it proper that the said masters should be paid but that the Queen should be reimbursed the charges by stopping it out of the pay of the respective Regiments concerned. You are to write to Mr. Sweet to pay the said demands of the Dutch masters : and thereupon to charge same accordingly [to the respective Regiments]. Ibid., p. 189.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Charles, Earl of Arran, shewing that several accidents have happened to the Troop of Horse Guards under his command by the death of horses ; therefore praying that the respits of Major La Bastide, Guidon of the said Troop, may be allowed towards the charge thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 217.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to advance to Visct. Cornbury the subsistence of the 4 Companies [of Foot] in New York at the rate of 70l. per week from the 24th inst. to the 23 Dec. next : the same being intended to be paid over to Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys upon his giving security for the regular subsisting the said Companies.
Prefixing : report by said Howe on the memorial of the said Jeffreys praying that the said subsistence may be issued to him for this year as it was for last year. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 225.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take Samuell Barwick's securities as a surety for Col. Wiltshire [as Receiver of the Casual Revenue in Barbados]. Ibid., p. 247.
February 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir John Humble bart., Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets, to pay 186l. 17s. 6d. to Henry Coltman (who is appointed by the Lord Treasurer to prosecute the passing of Richard Taylor's accounts [as late Paymaster of the said Lottery Tickets] which remained unpassed at the time of his his failure) : being for the fees and charges in passing said Taylor's accounts for 2 years ended 1703 Sept. 29 ; for a further year ended 1704 Sept. 29 and for a further period from 1704 Sept. 29 to 1704-5 Feb. 23. Money Book XVIII, p. 172.
Same by same to Thomas Strickland, Comptroller of the Office for paying the Million Lottery Tickets, to pay over forthwith to Sir John Humble, present Paymaster of the said Lottery Tickets, the sum of 1284l. 8s. 1d. being the cash which was secured in the Office of the said Taylor, late Paymaster of the said Tickets, towards making good the debt owing by him to the public at the time he absconded and withdrew himself. The Auditors of Imprests are hereby to allow same on said Taylor's ipsum and to charge same upon said Humble.
Appending : an account of the moneys and other effects remaining in said Taylor's Office which were secured by said Strickland : total 13,360l. 8s. 1d. including said cash item of 1284l. 8s. 1d. Ibid., p. 173.
Allowance by same of the Excise Office incidents bill and the Malt Office incidents bill for last Xmas quarter : totals respectively 836l. 17s. 1¼d. and 340l. 7s. 8¼d. Ibid., p. 230.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied towards clearing the wages and boardwages on the Household Establishment for 1705 quarter : making 7000l. issued towards clearing that quarter. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 93.
J. Taylour (in the absence of Mr. Lowndes) to the Navy Commissioners enclosing copies [missing] of the correspondence between the Treasury and Admiralty concerning pressed men. Please give the Receiver General of Customs instructions as to the ports where and proportions [of money] to be so lodged with other your instructions. (The like letter to the Victualling Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 188.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Brocas Esq. and Thomas Cornelius merchant, sureties for Francis Johnson an officer of Excise and malt who became insolvent leaving petitioners to answer 1300l. to the Crown ; therefore praying that same may be satisfied out of Johnson's estate. Reference Book VIII, p. 220.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox for a new contract with Mr. Foley for 8000 cord of wood yearly for 6 years out of Dean Forest at 6s. per cord for thorny wood and 6s. 6d. for better wood : and if more than 12,000 cord be cut in any year Foley to have two thirds of such overplus at the said ratio (see supra p. 509). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 224.