Warrant Book
April 1706, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: April 1706, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 614-620. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84850 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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April 1706, 1-15

April 1. Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes for 1706 Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated April 3 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 185. Order Book VI, p. 465. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir Charles Hedges and Robert Harley for same quarter's salaries as Secretaries of State. (Money order dated April 6 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 185. Order Book VI, p. 464. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Same for 40l. 13s. 4d. and 35l. respectively to the Attorney General and Solicitor General for same quarter's fee or salary. Money Book XVIII, p. 186. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Letter of direction for 8000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : to be applied to the Ordinary of the Navy. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 103.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Bourchier "with his account endorsed [also missing] of the money by him received for buying 1380 horses in Ireland for the service in Portugal." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 195.
April 1, 15, 17, 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Hopkins as Surveyor at Barking loco William Cason deceased.
Jeremiah Tiffin as waiter and searcher at Allonson [Allonby] in Whitehaven port loco Henry Copeland deceased.
Thomas Edwards (one of the waiters at Bridgetown in Barbados) as collector and receiver of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty there loco Robert Corlet dismissed.
David Morris as collector of Milford Haven port loco William Farnolls who has declined the service.
William Green as a weighing porter in London port loco Walter Hoskins deceased.
William Brice as waiter for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Bridgetown Barbados loco Thomas Edwards preferred.
Michaell Thomas as tidesman and boatman at Falmouth loco William Harvey deceased.
John Goard as boatman at Plymouth loco William Harvey deceased.
Robert Amesly as tidesman at Shields in Newcastle port loco James Kellerby deceased.
Samuel Newborough as landwaiter at Liverpool loco David Morris preferred ut supra. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 418, 420, 422.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Charles Mason for an allowance of 100l. per an. for two clerks whom he is obliged to keep for the business of his office. Reference Book VIII, p. 220.
Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Philip Packer as administrator to his grandfather Philip Packer on his said grandfather's accounts as late Paymaster of the Works to 1686 Dec. 24, the time of his death : the same being now ready for declaration. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 453.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Southampton to pay 80l. per an. salary to Cha. James as Surveyor of said Duties ; as from 1705 Michaelmas. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 11.
The like to same for co. Northampton to pay 70l. per an. salary to Obed. Smith as a same : from same date. Ibid.
April 2. Letters of direction for 26,444l. 8s. 10d., 27,023l. 8s. 2d. and 20,000l. and 5466l. 14s. 5¼d. to James Brydges ut supra pp. 65-66. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 103, 104.
April 3. Money order for 15l. to Roger Millart for last Lady day quarter as clerk of the Agents for Taxes ; and 5l. for a messenger to same. Order Book VI, p. 462.
April 4. Royal sign manual to John Charlton, Master of the Jewel House, to provide a great collar of the Order of the Garter with an enamelled George appendant thereto, also a rich George set with diamonds and a garter of blue velvet with buckle pendant and letters of gold garnished with pearl or stones as is usual ; cases to put same in and a silver box for the great seal of the Order to be affixed to the book of Statutes : and to deliver same to Sir Henry St. George, Garter King, for to invest the Elector Prince of Brunswick Luneburg with the habit and ornaments of the said Order : to an estimate of 1250l. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 20.
April 4, 9, 15. Endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the allowance of interest at 6 per cent. on orders of loan as follows viz. 26 orders Nos. 855 to 888 for in all 13,101l. 2s. 8½d. on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy on Tonnage anno 1705 drawn in the name of James Brydges and by him assigned to Sir Henry Furnese on April 4.
24 orders on Low Wines Nos. 1320 to 1343 for 500l. each in the name of said Brydges and by him assigned to said Furnese on April 9.
12 orders for 500l. each on the ninth 4s. Aid anno 1705 Nos. 2308 to 2319 in the name of said Brydges and by him assigned to John Mead goldsmith on Feb. 16 last.
1 order for 2000l. on Low Wines anno 1705 No. 1378 in the name of John Howe and assigned to Henry Cornish on April 15.
4 ditto for 5000l. in all on same fund Nos. 1379 to 1382 in the name of said Howe and by him assigned to Francis Godolphin on April 15.
8 orders for 500l. each Nos. 815 to 822 and 5 orders for 100l. each Nos. 823 to 827 and one order No. 828 for 103l. 3s. 10d. on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy on Tonnage anno 1705 assigned to said Furnese on April 15. Order Book VI, p. 465.
April 4. Letter of direction for 4274l. 19s. 0¾d. to the Cofferer of the Household to complete 1705 Xmas quarter for wages and board wages on the Establishment of the Household. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 95.
April 5. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to examine Mr. Wise's bills for works at Windsor, Kensington and St. James's Park since 1705 Oct. 16, amounting to 617l. 9s. 11d. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 195.
April 10. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of John King shewing that he can discover fraudulent settlements by Sir John Gifford, of Wortshall [Birstall], co. Leicester, outlawed for high treason. Reference Book VIII, p. 221.
April 12. Money warrant for 20,000l. to Edward Nicholas as imprest : for such establishments as are signed by the Queen [for her pensions and bounties etc.] : and completes the 30,000l. as by the privy seal of Aug. 31 last supra p. 377. (Money order dated April 15 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 186. Order Book VI, p. 467.
Same for 50l. to Mahaliel Windham for the 8 doorkeepers (himself being one) of the House of Peers for their attendance and service during the last Session of Parliament. (Money order dated April 15 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 186. Order Book VI, p. 469. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Same for 41l. 11s. 1d. to the Agents for Taxes for the incidents of their Office for last Xmas quarter. (Money order dated April 15 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 187. Order Book VI, p. 464. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1706 Lady day quarter (totals 207l. 10s. 0d. and 84l. 3s. 9d. respectively). Money Book XVIII, p. 187.
The like of the salary bill, detailed, of the Prize Office for same quarter : (total 2042l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid., p. 188.
April 12, 15, 19. Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute William Nicholas and Hugh Briggs as Comptrollers of Chester port. (Privy seal dated April 4 for revoking the grant dated 1702 July 7 of said Office to Marmaduke Dean and William Nicholas).
The like for Thomas Moore as a Queen's waiter London port loco Edmund Reed.
The like for Paul Boyer as Customer of Ipswich port loco Thomas Bridgeman gent deceased.
The like for George Lister as searcher of Poole port loco Charles Ellesdon lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 419, 420, 421, 422.
April 12. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Revenue Commissioners Ireland to report on the enclosed information [missing] against Mr. Lock, a merchant of London, and Mr. Whiteman concerning a trade carried on between Ireland and France. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 388.
April 13. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin for payment of the salary bills of the Customs officers for 1706 Lady quarter for respectively the outports (total 9280l. 18s. 9d.) and London port (total 6679l. 1s. 6d.). Money Book XVIII, p. 189.
Money warrants for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for same quarter as Groom of the Stole and first Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber ut supra p. 528 for same quarter.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber ut ibid. for same quarter.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour ut ibid. for same quarter. (Money orders dated April 15 hereon). Ibid., p. 190. Order Book VI, p. 462. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Jo. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Prizes Commissioners to appoint an agent for prizes to attend the Fleet designed for the Mediterranean this summer. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 196.
Jo. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Hewett. In your report on the memorial of the Earl of Kingston relating to a riding desired by him through her Majesty's wood of Billagh in Sherwood Forest you do not certify the number and value of the trees to be felled in making same. Please do so. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 196.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded enclosing the Prizes Commissioners' memorial [missing] on behalf of Mr. Colin Campbell who was appointed Agent for Prizes at Newfoundland in August last and in his passage thither was taken by the French and carried into Dinant where he still remains. You are to take care to have him exchanged. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett [Secretary to the Admiralty] to lay (a) infra before the Lord Admiral for directions to be given therein as desired.
Appending : presentment from the Principal Commissioners of Prizes relating to prizes taken by her Majesty's ships and carried into foreign parts. The Captains of her Majesty's said ships often take upon them (without the privity of the Prizes Agents) to sell same and detain a moiety in their own hands and only pay the said Agents what they call her Majesty's share contrary to their own Instructions and her Majesty's Declaration which directs the delivery of all prizes to the said Agents and that the distribution of the captors' share should be made by the Receiver General for Prizes "here" [in London] pursuant to lists to be sent to the Prizes Commissioners by the Navy Commissioners. "Now the Auditors [of Imprests] require an account of the whole produce of all prizes taken and condemned to her Majesty with the proper and regular vouchers thereto belonging : which we are not capable of giving them by reason we have but the knowledge of so much thereof as the Captains are pleased to pay our agents as her Majesty's share." We cannot think of a better remedy at present than that his Royal Highness, the Lord Admiral, should give directions to all Captains of her Majesty's men of war that they do not presume to make any sale or distribution but to deliver such prizes to the agents abroad by indenture. Ibid., p. 197.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Samuel Akam waterman in ordinary to the Queen, of two [silver] badges not exceeding 50 ounces : to an estimate of 26l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 454.
April 15. Royal sign manuals for 900l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for the value of a ring given by the Queen to the Sieur Van Boys [Willem Buys] late Envoy Extraordinary from the States General
200l. to same to be by him paid over as a present from her Majesty to Count Vandernath [Geihard, Count von Dernath], Minister from the Duke Administrator of Holstein. (Money warrants dated April 16 hereon). (Money orders dated April 17 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 18. Order Book VI, p. 466. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 110.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to the Earl of Arran of a lease of the custody of Bagshot Park for 99 years terminable on 3 lives with the fee or salary of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. : being the premises set out in the constat supra Tr. Cal. vol. XIX, p. 427 : the said Earl of Arran having purchased the Earl of Ranelagh's interest in the premises and desiring a fresh grant on surrender. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 19-20.
Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum for half a year to March 25 last on the annuity for the support of the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated April 16 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 189. Order Book VI, p. 468. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to William Petyt, Supervisor of the work of digesting the Records in Cæsar's Tower for 1706 Lady day quarter for his 3 clerks.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk for same work. (Money orders dated April 16 hereon). Money Book XVIII. p. 191. Order Book VI, p. 467. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Same for 20l. to William Rudd for the charge of his passage to Jamaica, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated April 16 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 191. Order Book VI, p. 469. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 111.
Endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the allowance of 6 per cent. interest on orders of loan as follows on Low Wines anno 1705 viz. 45 orders for 500l. each Nos. 1646 to 1690 in the name of James Brydges and by him assigned to his Excellency Baron Spanheim, Ambassador from the King of Prussia, on Dec. 14 last : representing in all 22,500l. Order Book VI, p. 463.
Letter of direction for 2500l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : to be for wine and other purveyances for the service of the Household. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 105.
Same for 602l. 3s. 5d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Henry Wise for works performed at Windsor, Kensington and St. James's Park not comprehended in his contract for keeping the Gardens. Ibid., p. 106.
Same for 4558l. 12s. 11d. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : for 1706 Lady quarter for the Queen's pensions and allowances payable by him. Ibid.
Same for 18,235l. 13s. 5¾d. to John Howe ut supra p. 68. Ibid., p. 108.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditors of Imprests to report any objections to the enclosed royal warrant [see p. 631] for allowing 13,682l. 2s. 2½d. to John Howe for subsistence to detachments of the Guards between 1704 Oct. 24 and 1705 Dec. 24. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 198.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Edmund Dummer setting forth the hardships of his contract for the pacquet boats in the Lisbon service, as [to wit, his] not having the nomination of the commanders of the boats and making his terms for their wages and victualling and being obliged to sail once a week instead of once a fortnight and to employ old pacquets belonging to the Post Office [one thereof being that] called the Alliance of greater burden than the boats he has provided : therefore praying a new contract more suitable to the present exigencies of state and to prevent his ruin. Reference Book VIII, p. 221.