Warrant Book
March 1706, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: March 1706, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 601-614. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84849 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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March 1706, 16-31

March 16, 18, 19. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt et al. to accept a composition of 200l. from Thomas Kenyon as executor of Luke Lloyd one of the sureties of Morgan Whitley late Receiver General for Cheshire and North Wales.
Prefixing : report by the Agents for Taxes on the case.
Appending : copy of the Act of Parliament for said composition [Private Act 3-4 Anne No. 58].
Similarly to accept a composition of 540l. from Thomas Whitley of Aston co. Flint as another surety of said Morgan Whitley, his brother.
Prefixing and appending : three reports from the Agents for Taxes ; certificate by the Deputy Queen's Remembrancer ; and the relative Act of Parliament ut supra [Private Act 3-4 Anne No. 22].
Similarly to accept a composition of 4626l. 12s. 0d. from Sir Michael Biddulph as another surety of said Morgan Whitley.
Prefixing and appending : reports and Act of Parliament ut supra [Private Act 3-4 Anne No. 19]. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 230-3, 234-9, 240-5.
March 18. Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Beake junr. for himself and the other under clerks of the Council for their pains in writing letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenant, Custodes Rotulorum, Justices of Peace and Public Offices for one year ended the 13th inst. (Money order dated April 2 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 176, 180. Order Book VI, p. 466. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 99.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 28l. per an. to Francis Webber as Customer of Bridgwater port. Money Book XVIII, p. 176.
March 19. Letter of direction for 10,901l. 10s. 10½d. to Thomas Jett : out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1706 : to be applied by him to complete the satisfaction of the first year's interest on all the unsatisfied debentures charged on the Irish Forfeitures that have been registered by him as Paymaster thereof [and as in part of the money warrant of the 12th inst. supra p. 600 for 47,000l.]. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 96.
Same for 19,799l. 13s. 10d. to Sir Thomas Littleton on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer : 970l. 14s. 5¾d. thereof out of imprest money repaid by the executors of Richard Povey ; 10,909l. 1s. 10d. out of loans on Malt anno 1706 ; and 7919l. 17s. 6½d. out of Contributions for annuities anno 1706 : and is to be paid to Thomas Savery for services of the Sick and Wounded as follows :
£ s. d.
to complete the subsistence of the prisoners at war, which is to be paid them in [ready] money for the months of Jan., Feb. and March inst. 3800
for the disbursements of Sir Lambert Blackwell (late Envoy to the Great Duke of Tuscany and Republic of Genoa) for the relief of English seamen that were released out of France 487 5 0
for the charge of conducting French and Spanish prisoners to Lichfield, Nottingham and Coventry who were lately brought over by the Duke of Marlborough 115 8 10
to clear the debts in the Office for Sick and Wounded for 1704 Xmas and 1705 Lady day quarter 15397
£19799 13 10
Ibid., p. 99.
Same for 3188l. 17s. 6d. to Mr. Brydges on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : to be supplied as follows :
£ s. d.
in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill from Genoa Jan. 30 last payable to the Commissioners for Prizes 2259 10 0
to answer 2 bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Langhorne from Leghorn Feb. 2 last payable to Antonio Diego Mendes 388 6 8
to Isaac Teale, the Apothecary General, for medicines for the Hospitals in Catalonia 541 0 10
£3188 17 6
Ibid., p. 100.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to survey (together with the Warden etc. of Trinity House) the damage done to the pierheads in Dover Harbour : as was done in the year 1698. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 192.
Same to same to repay to the Marquess of Carmarthen the tax assessed on his pay as Vice Admiral of the Red, the same being not a pension but pay.
Appending : letter dated March 7 from J. Burchett, Secretary to the Lord Admiral, explaining that by accident the said pay is incorrectly entered under pensions. Ibid., p. 193.
March 19 and 23. Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute Charles Bridgman as Customer of Exeter port loco Charles Orchard lately deceased.
Same for Charles Northcote Esq. as Customer of the port of Plymouth cum Fowey on the surrender of Charles Bridgman Esq.
Same for Samuel Oldfeild as the other Customer of Boston port on the surrender of Charles Northcote Esq. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 419, 423.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Sir Michael Biddulph, one of the sureties of Morgan Whitley, late Receiver of Taxes for co. Chester, shewing that Sir Fra. Dashwood is willing to advance his composition money of 4626l. 12s. 0d. provided he may have the Queen's title to petitioner's extended lands. Reference Book VIII, p. 219.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Egerton Esq. praying a fresh lease on surrender of all that pool or lake called Hatchess Meer within the forest of Mara and Mondrein or Delamere co. Chester and all that lake or pool called Fish Pool in the said Forest. Ibid.
March 20. Report to Treasurer Godolphin by William Blathwayt as Auditor of the Plantations on the petition of Anne Bridges, widow of Dr. John Bridges, late Chief Justice of New York ut supra p. 321.
On the recommendation of the late Earl of Bellomont, Governor of New England and New York, William Atwood was, by the late King's signet and sign manual, constituted Chief Justice of New York with the established salary of 140l. per an. New York money payable out of the revenue of New York and 300l. per an. sterling payable in England. By privy seal dated 19 Dec. 1700 375l. was paid thereon [on the 300l. per an.] for 1¼ years to 1702 Lady day.
On the arrival of Lord Cornbury in New York the said Atwood being accused of several misdemeanours made his escape from thence into England : whereupon Dr. Bridges, then in New York, was by her present Majesty's signet and sign manual constituted Chief Justice of the said Province loco said Atwood with all the rights and emoluments as amply as the said Atwood. He received the salary of 140l. per an. payable in New York and there is nothing due to him thereupon to the day of his death. I do not understand that his widow could justly claim any further allowance here in England as no privy seal passed for the same "and that I had heard your Lordship upon several occasions declare her Majesty's pleasure that the said 300l. per an. allowed to the said Atwood should not be continued to any person succeeding him in that office." His widow is now at New York and destitute of all help and is become an object of her Majesty's compassion. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 306-7.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Isaac Rebow for a reversionary term in 2 lighthouses at or near Harwich. Is the Queen entitled to make a grant thereof? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 201.
March 21. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of 1 Anne which constituted Marmaduke Dean and William Nicholas to the office of Comptroller of Chester port : the said Dean having committed divers frauds in the execution of said office. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 11.
Same to same for a same to grant to Edmund Dummer of the Middle Temple the office of Clerk of the Great Wardrobe loco Thomas Townsend gent deceased : with the allowance of 300l. per an. in lieu of the poundage of 6d. from tradesmen and artificers. Ibid., p. 13.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, to pay into the Exchequer the 3142l. 2s. 2d. balance of moneys coined out of the gold received by you from on board the Guernsey man of war brought from New England and landed at Portsmouth.
Prefixing : said Newton's report dated March 5 inst. on the coining thereof. The standard weight after melting and toughening was 65 pounds 10 ounces 11 pennyweights 5 grains and being coined it made 2944 guineas and 22 grains which at 21s. 6d. the guinea and 2d. the grain amounts to 3164l. 19s. 8d. In the invoice the gold is reckoned at 5l. 5s. per ounce supposing it perfectly fine and reckoning a Crown piece at 6s. which is the rate in the Plantations and by this reckoning the gold is valued in the invoice ("envoys") at 4137l. 15s. 9d. By abating 1s. in 6s. and allowing for the waste in melting and toughening and for the want of perfect fineness the value comes down to 3164l. 19s. 8d. Money Book XVIII, p. 177.
Letter of direction for 6000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer : out of loans in the Exchequer on Malt : and is to be applied to the payment of bills of exchange and to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 97.
William Lowndes to the said Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer, to procure 100,000l. to be advanced by the Bank or any other persons at 5 per cent. interest on credit of the remainder of the 300,000l. Land Tax tallies anno 1706 put into your hands Dec. 28 last. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply same to seamen's Wages). Ibid., pp. 97, 98.
Letter of direction for 14,932l. 12s. 3d. to Mr. Howe on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
for 31 days' subsistence March 25 next to April 24 next for the Troops in England 11387 11 11
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1706
for like subsistence for the Regiments of Mordaunt, Erle and Paston 2688 2 6
the like for Col. Whetham's and Col. Livesay's additional Companies 251 7 10
for Col. Livesay's Regiment on account of subsistence 500 0 0
the like for Col. Handasyde's additional Companies who are part still in England 105 10 0
£14932 12 3
Ibid., p. 98.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to satisfy forthwith a bill of exchange drawn by Sir William Beeston at Jamaica 1701 Aug. 8 for 115l. 10s. 0d. payable to Gilbert Heathcote (now Sir Gilbert Heathcote Kt.) for so much advanced by his brother Josiah Heathcote at Jamaica for 3 years and 8 months' rent of a storehouse there for the Queen's stores until the storehouse built by the country for that use could be finished.
Prefixing : extract of a letter from the said Beeston to the Navy Commissioners. In August 1696 Mr. Thompson, the storehouse keeper and muster master of Jamaica, refused to act any longer in those affairs, upon which the landlord of the storehouse which the said Thompson had hired would not let the stores lie there any longer and to prevent the stores being turned into the street I had to hire a store at 30l. per an. and I prevailed with Josiah Heathcote to engage for the rent. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report on the petition of William Murray relating to forfeited lutestrings [lustrings]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 192.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Mason, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge, relating to his composition. Ibid., p. 193.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Duke of Grafton desiring the requisite number of trees for gating, stileing and staking several coppices "therein mentioned" [in Whittlewood Forest with a view to felling same]. Ibid., p. 212.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the public sale at Dover of certain decayed small white wines belonging to Margaret Mascall, widow of John Mascall, taken as prize in the ship Patience.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on the petition of said Margaret Mascall. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 415.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Plain, John Watson and John Basnett to succeed Phillip Osbourne, Tho. White and Jonathan Dewick, late tidesmen in Hull port dismissed for frauds and breach of trust. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 416.
Same by same to same to admit Silvester Richmond and John Tarleton, poor tradesmen at Liverpool, to compound a debt of 768l. as security for Raymond Roodey late of Lancaster merchant [the said composition being provided for by clause 16 of the Act 3-4 Anne c. 3 for a further subsidy on Wines etc.]
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on the case. Ibid., pp. 416-7.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Lieut. John Moody on behalf of himself and the Officers and soldiers that served lately in Newfoundland shewing that they have neither received pay nor subsistence since 1704 Sept. 22, the time he had command of her Majesty's forts and Forces there : that the Garrison was relieved in November last by a detachment of Lord Paston's Regiment : therefore praying that they may speedily receive same [i.e. pay and subsistence]. Reference Book VIII, p. 220.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Thomas Byerley, Collector and Receiver of New York, proposing further securities, detailed, in 2000l. for his said office. Ibid., p. 221.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Giles Wheeler as Agent for Prizes at Newfoundland at the yearly salary of 100l. per an. and a commission of 3 per cent, of the proceeds of prizes brought in and disposed of there. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 246.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Earl of Ranelagh on his accounts as late Paymaster General of the Forces : his said accounts being prepared for declaration. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Parran praying to be appointed Receiver General of Land Tax 1706 for the county, city and university of Oxford, he having been Receiver General thereof for many years up to 1700.
John Weston as same for Surrey : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 17 for taking his security in 46,000l. : commission dated April 17.
William Green as same for co. Stafford, he having been formerly Receiver General thereof and lost 1740l. by the failure of Thomas Woodward by whom he returned some of the public moneys : and further being informed that Mr. Burslem, the present Receiver, will not be continued : reference dated March 26.
Leonard Child and John Nuttall as same for co. Surrey and borough of Southwark : reference dated March 26.
William Fazakerly being nominated as same for the cities of London and Westminster, the County of Middlesex and the Inns of Court and Chancery, proposing his securities detailed : reference dated 1705-6 Jan. 13 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 125,000l, : commission dated April 1.
Thomas Albert as same for co. Worcester and Worcester city proposing his securities : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 19,000l. : Commission dated April 1.
Robert Brown as same for part of Norfolk and the city and county of the city of Norwich : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 25,000l. : commission dated April 1.
William Pacey as same for the other part of Norfolk : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 28,000l. : commission dated April 1.
John Andrews as same for co. Warwick and the city and county of the city of Coventry : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 24,000l. : commission dated April 1.
Samuel Pacey as same for co. Suffolk : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated June 29 for taking his security in 42,000l. : commission dated June 29.
John Dee gent as same for part of co. Sussex : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 17 for taking his security in 18,500l. : commission dated April 17.
Geo. Dixon as same for co. Somerset and city and county of the city of Bristol : reference dated March 21 : Taxes Agents' report dated March 23 : warrant for taking his security in 30,000l. dated April 1 : commission dated April 1.
John Cowper as same for cos. Northampton and Rutland : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 35,000l. : commission dated April 12.
Lawrence Ambrose as same for co. Berks : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 25,000l.: commission dated April 12.
William Fausset as same for co. Kent and city of Canterbury : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 49,500l. : commission dated April 1.
Robert Peters Esq. as same for co. Herts : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 26,000l. : commission dated April 12.
Fra. Wyvill as same for co. York and city of York and counties of Durham and Northumberland and towns of Newcastle and Berwick : reference dated March 21 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 62,500l.: commission dated April 1.
Ralph Creffeild as same for co. Essex : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 50,000l. : commission dated April 1.
John and Benjamin Derbie as same for co. Dorset and town of Poole : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 1 for taking their security in 19,000l. : commission dated April 1.
Thomas Brougham as same for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 4950l. : commission dated April 12.
Samuel Clarke as same for co. Hereford : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 14,000l. : commission dated April 12.
George Howell (Howells) Esq. as same for cos. Glamorgan, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Pembroke and town of Haverford West : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated June 3 for taking his security in 17,000l. : commission dated June 3.
Antho. Springet as same for part of co. Sussex : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 15 for taking his security in 18,500l.: commission dated April 15.
Samuel Bradshaw Esq. as same for co. Derby : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 16,000l. : commission dated April 12.
William Jeay and William Dowse as same for co. Huntingdon : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 1 for taking their security in 10,000l. : commission dated April 1.
Thomas Austin gent as same for co. Southampton and town of Southampton and Isle of Wight : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 33,000l. : commission dated April 12.
Ambrose Reddall Esq. as same for co. Beds : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 17,500l.: commission dated April 12.
Caleb Powell Esq. as same for cos. Brecon, Radnor and Montgomery : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated July 16 for taking his security in 9000l. : commission dated July 16.
Thomas Lloyd as same for cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated May 29 for taking his security in 19,000l. : commission dated May 29.
Richard Whittingham of Boston co. Lincoln as same for part of co. Lincoln : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 15 for taking his security in 19,500l. : commission dated April 15.
James Taylor as same for the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's and the verges thereof : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 1 for taking his security in 15,000l. : commission dated April 1.
Hugh Horton as same for co. Bucks : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 29,500l. : commission dated April 12.
Samuell Burridge as same for co. Devon : reference dated March 26 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 25,000l. : commission dated April 12.
Thomas Richers Esq. for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely : reference dated April 1 : warrant dated April 12 for taking his security in 19,000l. : commission dated April 12.
Samuell Bayly as same for co. Stafford and town of Lichfield : reference dated April 3 : warrant dated May 8 for taking his security in 19,000l. : commission dated May 8.
John Weston as same for co. Surrey and borough of Southwark : reference dated April 3.
Joseph Quash as same for part of co. Devon and city of Exeter : reference dated April 3 : warrant dated May 2 for taking his security in 30,000l. : commission dated May 2.
Sir Robert Harrison as same for the county, city and university of Oxford : reference dated April 3 : warrant dated May 8 for taking his security in 25,000l. : commission dated May 8.
Francis Manaton as same for co. Cornwall : reference dated April 3 : warrant dated April 17 for taking his security in 21,000l. : commission dated April 17.
John Thornton as same for co. Lancashire : reference dated April 3 : warrant dated April 17 for taking his security in 15,000l. : commission dated April 17.
John Bury as same for co. Nottingham and the town and county of the town of Nottingham : reference dated April 3 : warrant dated May 2 for taking his security in 15,000l. : commission dated May 2.
William Rogers of Lincoln's Inn as same for co. Gloucester and the city and county of the city of Gloucester : reference dated April 4 : warrant dated May 2 for taking his security in 27,500l. : commission dated May 2.
Thomas Beaven gent as same for co. Wilts : reference dated April 10 : warrant dated April 25 for taking his security in 30,000l. : commission dated April 25.
George Hosier as same for co. Salop : reference dated April 15 : warrant dated May 2 for taking his security in 19,900l. : commission dated May 2.
Jarvis Bradgate as same for co. Leicester : reference dated April 15 : warrant dated June 26 for taking his security in 26,000l. : commission dated June 26.
James Caswall as same for cos. Monmouth, Anglesea, Merioneth and Carnarvon : reference dated May 2 : warrant dated July 16 for taking his security in 9500l. : commission dated July 16.
William Cawthorpe as same for "the Hundred[s], Divisions and city of Lincoln" : reference dated June 21 : warrant dated July 9 for taking his security in 26,000l. as Receiver for part of co. Lincoln : commission dated July 9. The parts of the county included in his commission are the Wapentakes and Divisions of BradleyHaverstoe, Yarborough, Walshcroft, Carrington [Corringham], Manley, Aslacoe, Lawress, Wells, Horncastle Soke, Gartree, Wraggoe, Louth Esk, Ludborough, Calceworth, Candleshoe Hill, Bolingbroke Soke, the city and county of the city of Lincoln and the Bale and Close of the said city.
Francis Maidston (Maidstone) as same for co. Essex : reference dated June 25. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 81-88, 89-96, 97-101.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for paying to Lady day instant the pensions of the French Officers in Ireland who are to be employed as follows : and a further 3 months thereof as royal bounty for the charge of their voyage to England and the better to equip them for the said service : the Queen having directed 6 French Regiments of Foot to be raised in England for service in foreign parts and having resolved for the ease of the expense in Ireland that the greatest part of the Officers thereof shall be taken out of the list of French pensioners on the Establishment of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 386.
March 23. Endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the payment of 5 per cent, interest on orders of loan as follows on the ninth 4s. Aid anno 1705, being all drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton as Treasurer of the Navy : viz. 100 orders Nos. 205 to 304 inclusive for 500l. each assigned by him this day to the Bank of England : 1 order for 1000l. No. 199 assigned to Edward Heard : 1 ditto No. 200 assigned to Moses Hart : 40 ditto Nos. 305 to 324 and 337 to 356 for 500l. each assigned to William Hales : 12 ditto Nos. 325 to 336 assigned to John Russell : 10 ditto Nos. 357 to 366 assigned to Walter Hornsby : 10 ditto Nos. 367 to 376 assigned to Mrs. Mary Trevor : 4 ditto Nos. 377 to 380 assigned to John Clark : 6 ditto No. 381 to 383 and 385-386 and assigned to William Petty : 10 ditto No. 384 and 391-399 assigned to Moses Hart : 4 ditto Nos. 387 to 390 to Hen. Scadding. Order Book VI, pp. 459-460.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send the Lord Treasurer the certificates of qualifications of Fetherston Nicholson proposed for waiter and searcher at Moston and Flint and Richard Hawkshaw proposed as same at Liverpool. You are to annex such certificates to all presentments in future. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 194.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt et al. to enlarge Sir Michael Biddulph's time for paying his composition ut supra p. 603.
Prefixing : report by the Attorney General to the Lord Treasurer on said Biddulph's memorial. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 249, 450.
Same by same to same to admit John Mason, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge, to compound his debt of 3245l. 16s. 6½d. (the balance of his original debt of 9791l. 0s. 1d.) by payment of 606l. 16s. 1½d.
Prefixing : reports by the Agents for Taxes : the Act of Parliament in the case [Private Act 3-4 Anne No. 36] : and the Attorney General's opinion as to the allowance of further time for payment beyond the March 25 fixed in said Act. Ibid., pp. 451-3, pp. 180-2.
1706.
March 25.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to give his warrant to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, for felling sufficient non-navy timber in Windsor Forest for building a bridge over the Thames at Datchet "for the better conveniency of our passage to and from our Castle at Windsor."
Appending : report to Treasurer Godolphin by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands as to the computation of said timber. Prime timber for the purpose may be bought at 50s. a load or something under : the forest timber may come to 10s. a load carriage or scarce so much, the distance being only between 3 and 6 miles. The time is now approaching for felling. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to said Wilcox hereon accordingly dated March 26). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 14-15. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 450.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Auditor Shales enclosing the petition of the Vicar of Thurnby co. Leicester complaining of the non payment of a pension of 6l. 1s. 8d. per an. settled by the Crown on said vicarage. You are to satisfy forthwith the said arrear and to pay it punctually in future. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 195.
March 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay Christopher Tilson 37l. 10s. 0d. for 1706 Lady day quarter for making a particular account of the Customs etc. Money Book XVIII, p. 178.
Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for same quarter's salary. (Money order dated March 27 hereon). Ibid., p. 178. Order Book VI, p. 458.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Excise Office salary bill for same quarter : total 5967l. 15s. 9½d.
the Salt Office Salary bill for same quarter : total 1122l. 10s. 0d.
the Stamp Office incidents bill, detailed, for the quarter ending Feb. 1 last (total 1501l. 7s. 3d. including 25l. 12s. 6d. for isinglass to make paste to fasten the stamps on parchment). Money Book XVIII, pp. 178, 179.
Money warrant for 49l. 1s. 4d. to Michael Studholme for half a year to Xmas last on his patent fee of 2s. a day as Keeper of her Majesty's Roads etc. and for riding allowance for same time. (Money order dated April 2 hereon). Ibid., p. 180. Order Book VI, p. 463. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to draw orders for paying to Ralph Cooke of Grays Inn an annuity or annuities at the rate of 3 per cent. on the principal of 776l. assigned by Bernard Turner to Thomas Price ; until such time as Cooke shall be satisfied thereout (or out of other the extended estate of the said Price) the debt of 10,602l. 6s. 9d. granted to said Cooke by patent of Wm. and Mary dated 1693 April 11 ut supra Cal. Tr. Bks. Vol. X, pp. 85-6.
Prefixing : (a) said Cooke's petition : (b) and (c) and (d) reports thereon by the Attorney General and the Auditor of the Receipt. Money Book XVIII, pp. 181-3.
Warrant by same to same to distribute and apply the sum of 32,744l. 18s. 10½d. to Deficient Funds as follow : the said sum representing the income between Feb. 26 last and March 26 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 5117l. 14s. 3d. from Windows ; 1271l. 2s. 1d. from Additional Impositions ; 3442l. 2s. 1d. from new Duty on Paper Continued ; 3656l. 12s. 11½d. from new Customs ; 1000l. on Marriages ; 16,099l. 6s. 9d. from Continued Impositions ; 2158l. 0s. 9d. from Salt and Whale Fins : 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 March, 1706. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 8 18699 19 11 607 1 11½
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 64803 9 3 4446 5 10½
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 128738 10 8 10009 15 6
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 34465 13 4 974 8
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 27316 15 2329 13 10
Salt 1711500 0 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 123974 19 10½ 4858 18 5
Vellum 224114 7 72649 7 2446 2 3
Marriages 648000 0 0 81616 4 0 7072 12 11
4871611 8 0 552264 19 10½ 32744 18 10½
Deduct for the Registers on Salt and Two Thirds Excise now cleared 1871500 0 0
3000111 8 0
Ibid., p. 184.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for 1706 Lady day quarter for attendance and necessaries for the Treasury Office : and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated March 27 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 185. Order Book VI, p. 458.
Same for 350l. to Thomas Elrington as reward ; being the moiety of a seizure of English money shipped for exportation in Chester port. (Money order dated April 6 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 186. Order Book VI, p. 464. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to seal the Duke of Marlborough's baggage at his lodgings in St. James's in order to its transport to Holland. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 194.
Treasury reference to the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Handasyde shewing that the clothing of the "Officers and [of] his 2 additional Companies" were embarked in May last and cast on shore in the great storm in the following August and lay several days under water and part lost : that by reason of large respits and the offreckonings being engaged for the clothing the Officers are scarce able to live on their pay : therefore prays relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 220.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of George Lawson et al. security to Michael Taylor, a Salt Duty Collector, shewing that they have paid the balance demanded though they were informed they would not have been obliged to do further than for the time they were his security : yet their bonds are refused to be delivered up until they discharge a bill of 107l. for law charges. Ibid.
March 27. Money order for 400l. to Henry Boyle, Chancellor of the Exchequer ; for 1706 Lady day quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites. Order Book VI, p. 458.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to John Tailer for buildings at Woodstock, making 5000l. issued on his second 20,000l. order : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 100.
Same for 83,715l. 11s. 5¼d. to James Brydges ut supra pp. 64-5. Ibid., p. 101.
Same for 2000l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List moneys : for secret service. Ibid., p. 102.
Same for 3000l. to the Cofferer of the Household in further part of last Xmas quarter for the Household Establishment. Ibid., p. 95.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on William Polhampton's letter [missing] offering a method to prevent fraudulent drawbacks on tobacco. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 194.
March 28. Royal warrant to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, for the Auditors of Imprests to allow him in his accounts for Chelsea Hospital the sum of 1909l. 2s. 0d. paid according to the Queen's directions for soldiers wounded in Germany in 1704 in the actions of Schellenburg and Blenheim, being non-commissioned officers and soldiers of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot : being alive and not otherwise provided for : and further to continue paying the said disabled and invalid soldiers in like manner as from Xmas last until further direction from her Majesty ; and to appoint some person to take care of the due payment of their quarters with an allowance for the same not exceeding 2s. a day. The Commissioners for said Hospital having (pursuant to the directions of the Captain General of the Forces) examined the qualifications of the said soldiers so wounded in 1704 and certified to the said Howe the names of such as were disabled in the said actions in order to their being taken into the said Hospital or otherwise provided by royal bounty : and Charles Fox [the Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] having put 4000l. into the hands of the said Howe for that purpose. [The details of the said sum of 1909l. 2s. 0d. do not reveal the names of any soldiers, but only the names of Mr. Garniere, apothecary, and Mr. Noads, chirurgeon. The account carries the payments for quarters to 23 Dec. 1705]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 16-17.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst for 1706 Lady day quarter as porter attending at the Exchequer Gate.
12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for same quarter for making and keeping the Registers for the several orders of loan in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
10l. to John Lowe senr., Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for same quarter for locking up her Majesty's treasure.
35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt (John Low 7l. ; Peter le Neve 9l., John Taylour 5l., John Aubrey 5l., Peter White as clerk to Henry Pelham 6l., Samuel Edwin as usher 5l.) for one year to March 25 inst. for attendance during vacation. Order Book VI, p. 461.
Letter of direction for 12,135l. 8s. 3d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad : out of loans to be made by himself on credit of her Majesty's tin : to be as in part of 100,000l. for extraordinaries of the war anno 1706 : and is to be paid to Sir Theodore Janssen in full 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 services relating to the war in Italy, at 58¼ pence English per Crown pursuant to an agreement made by said Janssen with the Lord Treasurer Feb. 15 last. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 102.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to direct the Commissioners for passing the Public Accounts of Ireland to examine and determine the accounts of Sir William Robinson and Bartholomew Van Homrigh for the supers set on them in the accounts of Charles Fox and Thomas Lord Coningsby, to wit 1500l. and 2842l. 2s. 6d. imprested to them for respectively buying provisions at Chester for the Army in Ireland and for repairs of works and buildings in Ireland : in regard that their books and vouchers which are very voluminous are in Ireland and that many clerks were concerned therein and must of necessity come over here for the examination [of said accounts if prepared for declaration in England]. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 387.
March 30. Royal sign manual for 100,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as imprest for such particular services relating to the War as shall be found necessary and are not provided for by the Supplies granted in the last Session of Parliament. (Money warrant dated March 30 hereon). (Money order dated March 30 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 15. Order Book VI, p. 460.
Letter of direction for 25l. to Edward Nicholas : out of the receipts from the forfeited estate of the late Lord Griffin : "to be by him paid over according to such directions as he hath received from her Majesty." Disposition Book XVIII, p. 104.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from William Popple junr., Assistant Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, relating to the trade to Newfoundland. Give order to your officers to observe the directions of the Act of Parliament [10 Wm. III c. 14] mentioned in the said letter. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 194.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren for an estimate of the charge for enclosing with a rail that part of the Privy Garden round the Fountain as desired by the Secretaries of State for Scotland. Ibid., p. 195.
[? March]. Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of John Pulteney Esq. against any grant of a messuage or tenement now inhabited by Sir John Mordant over against that part of St. James's Palace wherein the Lord Granville now dwelleth, abutting east on John Turner's tenement, west on the widow Street's tenement leading towards Bridgwater House and formerly part of the leasehold estate of Sir William Pulteney. Notice to be given to the said John Pulteney at his house over against the same palace. Caveat Book, p. 61.