Warrant Book
March 1706, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: March 1706, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 594-601. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84848 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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March 1706, 1-15

[?March 1.] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a grant to Charles, Earl of Arran of the custody of Bagshot Park and Lodge etc. ut supra p. 549 for 99 years terminable on the lives of him, Elizabeth, Countess of Arran and James, Duke of Ormonde. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 224.
March 1 [sic ? for April 1]. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Ralph, Duke of Montague, the delivery of his accounts as Master of the Great Wardrobe having been delayed by the long indisposition and late death of Thomas Townsend, late Clerk of the said Wardrobe. Ibid., p. 453.
March 2. Money order for 20l. each to John Low and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1705 for sorting and ordering records in the Treasury [of the Receipt]. Order Book VI, p. 454.
March 4. Same for 300l. to Sir Bevill Granville for one quarter due January 25 last on his allowance as Governor in Chief of Barbados [and the Leeward Islands] : and for 200l. to same for same quarter on his additional allowance in lieu of presents. Ibid., p. 484.
March 5. Royal warrant to John Howe to pay the offreckonings of Col. William Breton's Regiment to Xmas last notwithstanding his non compliance with the royal instructions dated 1704 April 28 to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts (to wit relative to clothing, to the effect that the General of the Forces having approved and sealed the patterns for clothing, the Colonels are to contract for such clothing and to exhibit their contracts to the said Comptrollers and that when said Comptrollers are satisfied that the contracts have been performed according to the patterns, they shall certify to that effect to the Paymaster of the Forces ; without which certificate the said Paymaster is not to comply with any assignment [of offreckonings] for payment thereof) : all by reason that said Breton contracted in April last with Henry Stapleton for a whole clothing and a half clothing for his Regiment amounting to 3993l. 17s. 7d. but the General being at that time gone to Flanders he could not pursue the regular steps directed by the abovesaid instructions, so that the Comptrollers have not seen the clothing whereby they might certify either the quantity or quality thereof. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 10-11.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a discharge to Lord William Powlett his heirs, ete. from all arrears of the rent of 500l. per an. reserved in the grant to him dated 1690 May 27 of all fines upon all judgments quod capiatur and capias pro fine and also all profits arising by the Greenwax of the Exchequer : the said grant having proved of no benefit to him and he having surrendered same by deed dated Feb. 8 last. Ibid., p. 12.
Money warrant for 955l. to Paul Methuen as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy ; 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's advance of ordinary. (Money order dated March 7 hereon).
650l. to same on his ordinary as late same to Portugal : to wit for 1705 Sept. 29 to 1705-6 Feb. 6 (the day of his return into the presence from that employment). (Money order ut supra).
2974l. to same as late same to Portugal : whereof 400l. is in full (with 50l. already paid) of his extraordinaries from 1701-2 March 9 to 1702-3 March 9 ; and 1374l. is in full of 5 bills of the like extraordinaries from 1702-3 March 9 to Feb. 6 last as above ; and the remaining 1200l. is for a bill or account of his extraordinary disbursements by her Majesty's command upon his going to Gibraltar, Barbary and Catalonia. (Money orders ut supra). Money Book XVIII, p. 174. Order Book VI, pp. 456, 457. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 102.
William Lowndes to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to direct Mr. Terrell, their agent at Lisbon, to supply Mr. Stephen Biss the Agent Victualler there, with money or credits to enable him to perform the business of victualling the Fleet there. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 93.
Same to the Receiver of Crown Lands for co. Somerset concerning the petition of William Thornton, Principal of Hart Hall, Oxford concerning the 5 exhibitions of 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. each, to poor scholars of said Hall. Treasurer Godolphin has directed Auditor Parsons not to intermeddle therewith but to leave same to you whose duty it is. You are to take especial care to pay the said exhibitions from time to time without fee or charge so that no future complaints may be made in that matter. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 188.
Same to Sir Cloudesley Shovell. The Lord Treasurer desires to speak with you tomorrow morning about sending some tin on her Majesty's ships to Genoa and Leghorn. Ibid., p. 189.
Same to Auditor Shales enclosing an account [missing] of several sums which are in arrear to the Archbishop of York and Dr. Pearson, Archdeacon of Nottingham, for pensions, synodals and procurations. You are to direct the Receiver [of Crown Lands concerned] to satisfy same and to make punctual payment thereof for the future. Send my Lord a perfect state of the said Receiver's accounts. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington March 3rd inst. taking off the embargo from all trows, boats and other vessels on the Avon, Severn and in other parts of the Bristol Channel trading coastwise : and likewise from all ships and vessels whatsoever laden with coals or salt : and likewise from all foreign ships, provided they be not manned with any of her Majesty's subjects. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 413.
Same by same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) a like order dated Whitehall March 1 inst. taking off the embargo from 2 advice vessels lying at Greenwich which are fitted out for the East Indies to carry the necessary directions for the security of their shipping there viz. the Bombay frigate, Samuell Jago, Commander with 40 men and the Indian frigate Robert Hill, Commander with 30 men.
The like for 4 Scotch ships viz. the Alexander of Pittenweem, the Alexander of Montrose, the Rachel of Leith and the Elephant of Dundee. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Feb. 21 last. By the Act of Parliament of 1699 [10 Wm. III. c. 14] for encouragement of the trade and fishery of Newfoundland it is enacted that each of the Fishing Admirals shall yearly keep a journal of the number of all ships, boats, stages and train fatts and all seamen belonging to and employed in each of their respective harbours and to return a copy thereof to the Privy Council. For many years the due execution thereof has been omitted. All masters of ships this season going from London to the fishery of Newfoundland are to be reminded of their duty. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 414.
March 5, 8, 22, 26, 27. Warrants by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Nath. Hubbard as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Robert Benson dismissed.
Cha. Wise as a same ibid. loco John Clarke senr. dismissed.
Henry Pratt as a same ibid. loco James Cecill preferred.
James Cecill as a same in the superior list ibid. loco Adam Eve deceased.
Peter Hindley as tidesman at Whitehaven loco Ben. Smith preferred.
Benjamin Smith as a landwaiter ibid. loco Robert Eden deceased.
Robert Couzens as a tidesman at Lyme loco John Underwood deceased.
John Horne as a same in the inferior list London port loco John Talbot deceased.
Timothy Thorpe as a same in the superior list ibid. loco Peter Aimes advanced.
Christopher Coverly as a weighing porter ibid. loco John Hardwick deceased.
Thomas Rower as a landwaiter in Dover port : there being a necessity of re-establishing a landwaiter there, the business thereof being considerably increased since the repairing the pier or harbour.
William Chamberlain (a coastwaiter London port) as collector of Fowey port loco Charles Jones preferred.
John Harris, Richard Mole, John Wood, William Horne and James Warden as boatmen at Deal loco James Hunt, Cornelius Wenlock, Joseph Verge, Daniel Maritone and James Stanton dismissed for frauds.
Richard Sanders as a tidesman at Lynn Regis loco John Townsend deceased.
Peter Aimes (a tidesman in the superior list London port) as a coastwaiter there loco William Chamberlain preferred as above.
Thomas Dory as a tidesman at Poole loco Alexander Brown deceased.
Joseph Wildbore as chief boatman at Deal loco William Gilliam disabled by blindness. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 408, 418.
March 5. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Joseph Walker shewing that on 25th Jan. 1701-2 a Hamburgh ship was driven on shore near Wallasey co. Chester and broken to pieces, laden with bales of linen cloth, some of which petitioner took out of the water ; that afterwards an affray happening with one Thomas Houghton, a Customs officer at Liverpool, petitioner was condemned and committed to Chester gaol where he still is, his wife and five children having nothing to subsist on but the people's charity and the penny a day allowed from the prison. Reference Book VIII, p. 218.
Same to Mr. Burton of the petition of Samuel Prat, minister of the Savoy, praying payment of 106l. 9s. 0d., being 28l. 9s. 0d. to sundry artificers for work done there, 65l. to the minister for 1702 Sept. 29 to 1705 Xmas on the usual allowance of 20l. per an. and 13l. [for same time] for the poor of the precinct on 4l. per an. Ibid., p. 224.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hubbald, late Paymaster of the Train of Artillery : his account being ready for declaration. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 229.
March 6. Letter of direction for 94,221l. 7s. 3½d. to James Brydges on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : to be for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706
for subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Forces composing said body for 30 days from April 24 to May 23 next 58930 0
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1706
for subsistence as above 11775 3 6
in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706
for subsistence as above 14312 3
for account of pay to the Regiments of Lord Raby, Lieut. Gen. Stewart, Lord Barrymore, Col. Blood and Col. Hill (late Stanhope's) being to reimburse to the Queen the demands of several Dutch skippers for embarking said Regiments when they were transported to Portugal from Holland 484 2 0
in part of 250,000l. towards prosecuting the successes in Spain
to answer bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill and Mr. Langhorne from Genoa and Leghorn 1146 17 6
in part of 100,000l. for extraordinaries of the war
for levy money to make good 275 horses of the Light Horse and 79 horses of the Dragoons dead of the distemper abroad since 31 Oct. 1705 5073 0 0
for ditto to make good Officers' horses lost by the same calamity [and] not included in the accounts given in to Parliament 2500 0 0
£94221 7
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 94.
Letter of direction for 3626l. 7s. 0d. to Mr. Howe on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : for services as follows viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
for subsistence to the 4 Companies at New York from March 25 inst. to Dec. 23 next to be paid to Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys by way of advance 2740
for 6 months' subsistence in advance for the Company at Bermudas to June 23 next 330 14 2
for Contingencies, to be paid to Major General Lumley for providing liveries for the kettle drummer and trumpets of the Queen's Regiment of Horse under him and for banners, badges and standards for said Regiment 543 4 10
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men for sea service anno 1706
for the respited pay of Quartermaster Pinson of Col. Handasyde's Regiment to Feb. 24 last 12 8 0
£3626 7 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 95.
Same for 3000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied towards clearing last Xmas quarter's wages and boardwages on the Establishment of the Household "and makes 10,000l. towards clearing the said quarter." Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy. The Lord Treasurer directs you to procure a further 100,000l. to be advanced on the tallies in your hands on the Land Tax anno 1706. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply said sum to seamen's wages). Ibid., p. 96.
Letter of direction for 24,651l. 3s. 3d. to James Brydges on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : to be paid over to Antonio Alvarez Machado for the value of 265,000 guilders to be paid in advance pursuant to contracts at 10 guilders 15 stivers to the £ sterling for the providing of bread and bread waggons in the Low Countries anno 1706 viz. 19,720l. 18s. 7¼d. for the 40,000 men and 4930l. 4s. 7¾d. for the 10,000 men. Ibid., p. 97.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] relating to the pay, clothing and victuals for the Garrisons at St. Johns in Newfoundland anno 1706. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 189.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition and case [missing] of Sir John Cotton bart., her Majesty's gamekeeper at Newmarket, praying a grant of a lodge and 50l. per an. salary which he alleges to have enjoyed with the said office until her Majesty's accession. Ibid., p. 190.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Christopher Garraway, Keeper of the House Park at Hampton Court, praying repairs to his lodge. Reference Book VIII, p. 218.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Joseph Gyde and Thomas Wood as joint agents for prizes at Jamaica : on a commission of 5 per cent. of all prize ships and goods carried in and disposed of by them there. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 229.
March 7. Endorsement by same for the allowance of interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on 90 orders of loan Nos. 101 to 190 inclusive for 1000l. each on the ninth 4s. Aid anno 1705 drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, and by him assigned this day to the Bank of England.
The like for one similar order No. 191 assigned to Edward Heard on the same day : for ditto Nos. 192 and 198 assigned to Moses Hart on the same day : for 5 ditto Nos. 193 to 197 assigned to William Ashton on the same day : for 1 ditto for 500l. No. 201 assigned to John Crawley on the same day : for 1 ditto No. 202 assigned to Den Lyddall on the same day : for 1 ditto No. 203 assigned to Henry Scadding on the same day : for 1 ditto No. 204 assigned to Thomas Bendyshe on the same day. Order Book VI, p. 455.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Fra. Maidston, Receiver General of the arrears of the Land Tax anno 1705 for co. Essex, praying a commission to receive the arrears of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages anno 1705 for said county : and proposing his securities. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 81.
March 8. William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren. The House of Peers have addressed the Queen for repairing the Old Chapter House in Westminster Abbey which is the chief repository for the records of the Treasury of the Exchequer, where also records of other Courts are placed. You have reported to the Lords' Committee for inspecting the Public Records that the repair of the shell only will amount to 1447l. 10s. 0d. You are to put the said repairs in hand forthwith. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 190.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Whitehall March 1 taking off the embargo from the several ships designed for the fishery of Newfoundland to wit the [ships of that] trade that are ready [to sail] from the Western ports and the Bristol Channel. They are to sail under convoy of her Majesty's ships Warwick and Swallow prize. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 414.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Earl of Rochford on his accounts as Master of the Robes to Wm. III : same being now before the Auditor. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 227.
March 9. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report as to the deposited [Plantation Duty] bonds mentioned in your reports concerning Michaell Wicks. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 190.
March 10. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington this day removing the embargo from all ships and vessels whatsoever. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 415.
March 11. Money order for 230l. 16s. 0d. to Sir Michaell Heneage, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered by him to the officers of said Court for Hilary term 1705 and for 84 days' diet for himself at 5d. a day from 15 Dec. last to March 9 inst. Order Book VI, p. 459.
William Lowndes to the Directors of the New East India Company enclosing a state of the Customs debt due from said Company. Please order present payment thereof and hasten the sale of the unrated goods and the entries of the goods lately imported. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 191.
Same to the Attorney General to report as to the 776l. per an. in Bankers' assignments late the estate of Thomas Price and now claimed by Ralph Cook. Has Cook a sufficient title? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Jarvis Bradgate, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Leicester, for allowance of 1190l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt for 4 years 1700 to 1704.
William Fausset's petition for 1173l. for the like charges as same for co. Kent. Reference Book VIII, p. 218.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the executors of John Evelyn for the debt of 244l. 4s. 7d. resting on the foot of his account as Treasurer of Sick and Wounded between 1671-2 March 20 and 1675 June 20 ; there being a considerable debt owing to him from the Crown.
The like for same on his accounts as late Treasurer for the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, he being but lately dead and his executors have not yet had time to perfect his accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 227, 228.
March 12. Money warrant for 47,000l. to Thomas Jett (who by authority of the Lord Treasurer 25 April 1704 is appointed to register and pay the debentures charged on the Irish Forfeitures which remain unsatisfied and in accordance with the clause of appropriation in the Low Wines Act [4-5 Anne c. 23] now passed) : to be as imprest for paying 5 per cent. interest on the unsatisfied debentures charged on the said forfeitures. (Money order dated April 19 hereon). [For a letter of direction in part hereof see infra p. 602 under date March 19]. Money Book XVIII, p. 165. Order Book VI, p. 473.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. It is the Queen's pleasure that the Customs officers [of the outports] should receive and subsist all pressed men for sea service till the tenders appointed thereto should call and take them on board. Send orders accordingly to the Collectors of the outports. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 192.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Charles Wakelin, of the Coldstream Guards, being ordered for Catalonia and carrying with him of his own money as much as shall be sufficient to subsist himself during his stay there, he prays an order to the Paymaster General that no pay may be remitted to him but paid to such person here as he shall appoint. Reference Book VIII, p. 219.
March 14. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to draw orders for the several annuities due to assignees of bankers as in a certificate [missing] of changes in the property thereof by wills, deeds or other assurances.
Prefixing : note only of said certificate, without any names thereto. Money Book XVIII, p. 175.
Money warrant for 34l. 16s. 0d. to Peter Egerton for a surplusage on his account as sheriff of co. Lancs. for the year ended 1703 Sept. 29. (Money warrant dated March 23 hereon). Ibid., p. 175. Order Book VI, p. 459. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 99.
March 15. Same for 20l. to John Howlett for the charge of his passage to Antigua whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated March 16 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 171. Order Book VI, p. 455. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 99.