Warrant Book
May 1706, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: May 1706, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 634-644. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84852 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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May 1706, 1-15

May 1. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to appoint James Smith as Agent for Prizes on board the Fleet designed for the Mediterranean this summer in place of Mark Proudfoot who is charged with several undue practices when he attended that service the last summer : Smith's allowance to be 250l. for himself and 50l. for a clerk. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 465.
May 2. Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to pay 300l. to John Vanbrugh, Clarenceux King of Arms, for the expenses of his journey to and from the Court of Brunswick Luneburg whither he is to accompany Charles, Lord Halifax as Joint Commissioner with him for delivering the Garter to the Electoral Prince. (Money warrant dated May 3 hereon). (Money order dated May 7 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 24. Order Book VI, p. 470. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 114.
Same to same for 3000l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works within Windsor Castle, as imprest towards building a bridge over the Thames at Datchet. (Money warrant and order ut supra). (Letter of direction dated May 9 for 500l. in part hereof : out of Civil List moneys). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 24. Order Book VI, p. 470. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 114.
Money warrant for 334l. 4s. 0d. to Thomas Lowther for fees, detailed, on the passing of patents concerning the Union with Scotland, for the office of Comptroller of Chester port, for taking subscriptions for a loan of 250,000l. to the Emperor of Germany ; and for Customs paid on the Morocco ambassador's goods and for Exchequer and Treasury fees on 900l. paid as royal present to Monsieur Van Boys, and 200l. as same to Monsieur Vandernath. (Money order dated May 3 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 200. Order Book VI, p. 472. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 114.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 55l. 6s. 8d. to Paul Boyer as Customer of Ipswich port. Money Book XVIII, p. 202.
The like for the fee or salary of 52l. per an. to Thomas Moore, gent, as a Queen's waiter London port. Ibid., p. 237.
Allowance by same of the Salt Office incidents bill for 1706 Lady day quarter : total 664l. 2s. 11¾d. Ibid., p. 202.
Same by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for half a year to 1705 Xmas : total 640l. Ibid., p. 247.
Jo. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on Sir William Beeston's account of the 10,000l. remitted to him by the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces at Jamaica. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 207.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing being an order of reference] on the petition of Sir Thomas Day relating to a house built by his son Samuel Day deceased, when Governor of Bermudas, on a piece of waste ground in that island and also concerning an arrear of salary due to the said Samuel. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Monsieur Dubourdieu praying for the place of Chaplain at Chelsea College. Ibid., p. 208.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on John Acton's petition for the delivery of his bonds given by him pursuant to the Act of 7 Wm. III [6-7 Wm. and Mary c. 8] as Agent to two Regiments. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Dod and Mr. Warters to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing being an order of reference] on the petition of Antho. Merry et al., owners of the Trumbull galley, relating to a French ship called the Dragon of Bordeaux taken prize by said galley and sent into Lisbon. What do the Admiralty Droits thereon amount to and what has been usually allowed thereout to captors who, as in this case, had no letters of mart? Ibid.
Jo. Taylour (in the ahsence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Leonard Compere Esq., Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues in Jamaica, desiring not to give further security in England for his said employment. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 209.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Warham Jemmett, Collector of Cork in Ireland, with the Duke of Ormonde's letter proposing a reward of 60l. to him for attending the embarcation of Forces from that port to Portugal. Ibid., p. 211.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron. Have you any objection to the proposed surrender by Leonard, Luke and Richard Thompson of the place of Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court to Robert Jones? Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 500l. to Brigadier John Shrimpton as royal bounty for services and expenses at Gibraltar. Ibid., p. 214.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren and the rest of the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Thomas Fort praying to succeed his father as Master Joiner to the Works. (A like reference of the petition of Cha. Hobson for the said place, he having performed a good deal of joiner's work at Hampton Court for which he is not paid). Reference Book VIII, p. 223.
Same to William Vanbrugh of the petition of the six Under Marshals for consideration for their constant attendance on the House of Peers ; they having obtained an order from the said House recommending them to the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Thomas Westwood for payment of 94l. 15s. 8d. for work done in Richmond Park ; and that the Park wall and gates may be viewed, being much out of repair. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Col. George McCartney shewing that according to his proposal to the Duke of Marlborough he transported to Holland on the 20th April 1704 a Regiment which he raised in Scotland "but to be established on the 1st of the same month" but the same is established only from the 20th of the said month and the 1000l. which he received on account [of levy money etc.] is placed to the account of subsistence. Therefore prays an allowance for the said 20 days in order to relieve him from a debt contracted "upon that account." Ibid., p. 224.
Same to same of the demand in Ireland of the several Regiments for [the value of the] clothing of the men sent with the horses to Portugal in 1705. Ibid.
Same to Samuel Travers and Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Samuell Lynn for a lease of a piece of waste ground adjoining his house in Scotland Yard on which stands an old Clockhouse which is of no use to her Majesty, "he proposing to build a house thereon for the better enabling him to discharge the duty of his place" [of Chief Clerk in the Office of Secretary at War and of Paymaster of Army Widows' pensions.] Ibid., p. 225.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Bligh for a new lease of the capital messuage or scite of the manor of Tinten co. Cornwall and certain lands thereto granted by Charles II to John Bligh, being now fallen unto the Crown, petitioner being next of kin to the old tenants. Ibid., p. 231.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to join William Rock, Judge Advocate on board the Fleet designed for the Mediterranean this summer, with James Smith in the agency for prizes on board said Fleet, the better to prevent for the future the misbehaviour of which Mark Proudfoot has been guilty. The allowances of 250l. and 50l. per an. are to be divided between said Rock and Smith. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 469.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the Establishment of Ireland a pension of 4s. a day to Peirce Arnop as from Lady day last during pleasure : it appearing from the attestations of the Jamaica merchants and others that he has been very instrumental in giving them good information and preserving their ships from the enemy "and although you do not think it proper that he should be appointed Governor of the town and harbour of Crookhaven by reason there is no fortification at that place" yet his services merit a pension. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 389-390.
Same to same to pay Richard Ingoldsby Esq., Master General of the Ordnance in Ireland, his salary of 500l. per an. according to the Establishment [to wit, in full] notwithstanding the Regulations of 1702-3 Jan. 29 and 1703-4 Jan. 11 for restricting the Establishment payments : all by reason that the said Ingoldsby "is at very great expense in our service." Ibid., p. 390.
Same to same to place on the Establishment of Ireland the allowances of 2s. a day for an underclerk to assist the Comptroller of the Ordnance of Ireland and 2s. 6d. a day to the person who pays the Ordnance, the latter sum having formerly been paid out of Contingencies and so liable to uncertainty : Richard Ingoldsby, Master General of the Ordnance in Ireland, being lately returned from thence and having in his report on the state of the Ordnance there represented the necessity of said allowances. Ibid., p. 391.
May 3. Same to the Lord Treasurer to give his warrant to Thomas Hewett, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, for the cutting and making a riding from Thursby House through Billagh Wood in Sherwood Forest, being 7 furlongs and 20 perches in length and 105 feet in breadth as desired by Evelyn, Earl of Kingston : the said Surveyor General having reported that the wood is old and for the greatest part decayed without undervert or young saplings so that this cut will only take down 240 old and decaying trees valued at 287l. 6s. 0d. and that the cutting thereof will be no injury to the chase or deer. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated May 7 hereon accordingly to said Hewett). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 25. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 466.
Money warrant for 500l. to William Borrett : upon account : for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 4 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 201. Order Book VI, p. 472. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 114.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to remit forthwith to the Exchequer here from the Exchequer in Dublin the 654l. 8s. 6d. arisen by the sale of Irish Forfeitures : the same being wanted towards completing the first year's interest on such [Army debt] debentures as remain unsatisfied. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 206.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of the Earl of Albemarle praying allowance of 799l. 16s. 9d. in his account [as Master] of the Robes, being for mercers' wares delivered by Richard Rigby and partners in 1698 which was not paid till Dec. 1700 by reason of a stop under a commission of bankruptcy in 1698 "and therefore the bill was not put into the warrant for that year's expense." Reference Book VIII, p. 223.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Handasyde and Col. Livesay shewing that their Establishment was augmented from 10 Companies of 30 men to 12 Companies of 59 men and their additional Companies were completed accordingly "concluding it was the Government's intention to complete those in Jamaica also [thereupon they] ordered clothing accordingly" : that the Paymaster General has stopped the offreckonings of a complete Regiment to that Establishment to satisfy the clothiers "and they [? the Jamaica Companies] never mustering above 26 men in a Company all the offreckonings of the non-effectives falls on the personal pay of the Officers, which they cannot bear after subsistence paid" : that all the private men of Col. Livesay's Regiment were by the Queen's order on the 24th June delivered over to Col. Handasyde to complete his Regiment to 70 men per Company and no levy money [was allowed to said Livesay] to raise men in their room until 24th April [following] nor no fund for paying the clothiers but the offreckonings of the non-Commission Officers. In regard that the Establishment and distance was the cause of their error they pray that the larger respits may bear the surcharge of offreckonings or that some other expedient be adopted for petitioner's relief. Ibid., p. 227.
May 4. Royal sign manual for 450l. to John Smith for 90 days Jan. 24 last to April 24 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money order dated May 8 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 26. Order Book VI, p. 472. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 114.
May 6. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Ranelagh desiring a further allowance for the clerks employed in finishing his accounts. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 208.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Brooke merchant shewing that he had consigned to him by way of commission from a Portuguese subject a large quantity of cittern [citron] and elephant teeth which have been seized in the Thames by Charles Robinson, a Customs officer, as the product of the Portuguese West Indies ; as the importation is an absolute inadvertency he prays a non pros on payment of full Aliens' Duties. Reference Book VIII, p. 224.
May 7. William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to state the enclosed account [missing] of John How as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons for one year to 1705 Dec. 23. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 209. May
[? June] 7. Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Eliz. Glover for the charges of her prosecution of one Cressey for treasonable and seditious words (to wit : that the pretended Prince of Wales was the lawful son of King James), Cressey having been convicted on her own evidence but pardoned by the Queen. Reference Book VIII, p. 229.
May 8. Money orders for the salaries of the Welsh Judges for 1706 Easter term : all ut supra pp. 576-7. Order Book VI, p. 453.
Letter of direction for 503l. 3s. 7¾d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid over to Henry Wise : 400l. thereof for one quarter due May 1 inst. on his contract for keeping the royal gardens and 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for 1706 Lady day quarter for salaries and hay etc. for St. James's Park. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 115.
Same for 2783l. 7s. 11d. to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : for services as follows :
£ s. d.
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service, anno 1703
to satisfy respits on the Companies of Captains Parsons, Stretham and Spragg in the late Lord Lucas's Regiment between 1703 June 25 and Dec. 24 as by the royal warrants of 1705 Aug. 4 and Aug. 20 : out of Prize money 89 18 0
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1705
for levy money for 10 additional men to each Company of Col. Livesay's Regiment to fill them up to 48 men per Company and to recruit 68 private soldiers delivered by Col. Livesay to Col. Handasyde's Regiment at 3l. a man : out of Prize money 504 0 0
in further part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for raising 5000 additional men anno 1705
for Isaac Teal, Apothecary General, for a chest of medicines furnished to each of the Regiments of Hamilton, Rivers and Elliot at 25l. each 75 0 0
to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by the Earl of Peterborough 1705 Oct. 13 for the use of the Hospital in Catalonia and payable to Mr. Gibson 47 15 6
for a ditto drawn by said Earl 1705 Nov. 12 payable to the Earl of Donegal for value received of said Earl by Mr. Vincent for the use of the Forces in Catalonia 1000 0 0
for a ditto drawn by Mr. Vincent 1705 Dec. 24 payable to said Earl of Donegal for value received for said Forces 400 0 0
of the above four items the sum of 1406l. 2s. 0d. is to be issued out of prize money and 116l. 13s. 6d. out of loans on the eighth 4s. Aid anno 1705
in part of 357,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706 : to be issued out of loans on Malt of the said year
for Invalids in further part of 5000l. and is for 59 days' pay from Feb. 25 last to April 24 last 503 4 5
for the Reduced Invalids for same time 163 10 0
£2783 7 11
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 116.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay 5410l. 6s. 0d. for the assessments on the Navy Commissioners and clerks viz : to the Taxes for the years 1704 and 1705 : as in former years. Ibid., p. 118.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint for a certificate of the gold and silver coins of this kingdom with respect to weight and fineness ; and the standard of the plate for fineness ; and the verdict of the jury at the last Trial of the Pix. (Same to the Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer for an account of the Standard weights and measures in their custody). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 209.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Col. Dudley, Governor of New England, recommending John Jekyll to "several" offices in the revenue there. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from said Dudley relating to fees in the Admiralty Court there for condemnation of prizes. Ibid., p. 210.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send forthwith your report on the case of the importers and traders in whale fins referred to you Aug. 27 last supra p. 401. Ibid., p. 209.
Treasury reference to Auditor Parsons of the petition of Thomas Dacre and Eliz. his wife praying payment of a fee farm rent of 3l. 3s. 2d. issuing out of the castle of Winchester ; which is 23½ years in arrear. Reference Book VIII, p. 224.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Croker, Samuel Bull and Gabriell Leclere, gravers of the Mint, praying that they may enjoy the same privileges that Mr. Harris had of making, framing and engraving of all sorts of medals "which will not only contribute to the perfecting themselves in the art and mystery of engraving but enable them to discover any counterfeit coin." Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for allowing the pay of one man more in each Company of Col. Geo. McCartney's Regiment, the same having for some time been mustered in Holland at 55 men but are allowed 56 men by the Establishment : Brigadier Farington having been relieved in the like case.
Prefixing : report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on said McCartney's memorial. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 467.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to John Hoskyn of premises in Bucklawren ut supra p. 402. Ibid., p. 468.
[?] The like of a same to Mathew Rescorla of a messuage and tenement in Tretherappe co. Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Grediowe and of the Duchy of Cornwall : for 99 years terminable on the lives of himself, Anne his wife and Joanna his daughter : ut supra, p. 241. Ibid.
The like of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Sarah Purefoy widow and Susanna Smith spinster of several lands and tenements in co. Yorks parcel of the estate of Sir Thomas Gascoigne bart. outlaw. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Southele, one of the Commissioners of the Revenue Ireland. The Lord Treasurer very readily complies with your request to come to England for 2 months' leave, provided there be a quorum of Commissioners left for the service. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 391.
May 9. Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to dispose of 40,000l. out of the 45,407l. 11s. 5d. tallies on the Two Thirds Subsidy (which were put into the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance Feb. 15 last) to the Bank of England or any other who will accept [or discount] same at 6 per cent. : and to apply 20,000l. thereof to Land services of the Ordnance and 20,000l. to Sea services of same. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 117.
May 10. Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid, p. 118.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a royal warrant for allowing in the account of Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, the 1400l. drawn on him by the Earl of Peterborough and Mr. Vincent, payable to the Earl of Donegal [see supra p. 640]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 210.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of William Burnaby shewing that his Lordship [Treasurer Godolphin] has been pleased to order a repayment of six months' salary which was to be advanced to petitioner and his clerk and that there is five months due to him as Sub-Commissioner of Hull and Agent for Prizes : therefore praying to receive "the balance of the said accounts without further prosecution of the petitioner at law for the same." Reference Book VIII, p. 226.
May 11. Letter of direction for 30,736l. 19s. 10d. to James Brydges for the Forces acting with the Allies : out of loans on Malt anno 1706. Of this total the items of 16,210l. 8s. 4d. for the 40,000 Troops ; 2328l. for the 10,000 additional men ; 4688l. 4s. 6d. for the 10,210 men in Portugal ; and 2542l. 5s. 0d. for men in Catalonia are ut supra p. 75 : the remaining item of 4608l. is to answer the Earl of Peterborough's bills of exchange for 512 horses procured by him for the service of the Regiments in Catalonia at 9l. per horse. (For the further item of 10,831l. 9s. 2d., being composed of 4 details viz. 7250l. ; 195l. ; 170l. 12s. 6d. and 3020l. 16s. 8d., as given ibid., pp. 74-5 under date May 11 see infra p. 650 under date May 21). Disposition Book XVIII, p. 117.
May 11, 13, 20, 23, 29. William Lowndes to Mr. Howe not to remit Lieut. Col. Charles Wakelin's pay to Spain but to pay same to his attorney [here].
Appending : report of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on said Wakelin's petition. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 210.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Phillip Reeves as riding officer for the wool business at Werden Point in Chichester port loco William Ogilvie who relinquishes.
Fetherston Nicholson as waiter and searcher at Moston and Flint in Chester port loco Hugh Hunter deceased.
John Morgan to be established as waiter and searcher at Amlough [Amlwch] in Anglesea port for the better guard of that coast : at 20l. per an.
Richard Hawkshaw as waiter and searcher at Meoles in Liverpool port loco Edward Hesketh dismissed.
Thomas Edwards as tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Gilbert Ford, deceased.
John Davey as tidesman and boatman at Bideford loco Thomas Wherry deceased.
Sir Barnabas Scudamore as Collector of Liverpool port loco Edward Scarborough detected of notorious frauds and since deceased : at 200l. per an. for himself and 70l. per an. for three clerks.
Richard Score as Collector or Customer at Exeter port loco Charles Bridgeman who is willing to quit : the said Score having acted as Collector for above 20 years past under his predecessor.
Samuell Oldfeild as collector or customer of Boston port loco Charles Northcote.
John Fotherby as collector of Newcastle port loco Robert Hebburn deceased.
Edmund Smith as collector of Whitehaven loco said Fotherby.
John Clough as collector of Chester port loco said Smith. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 422, 423, 426, 427.
May 11. Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the Earl of Barrimore shewing that his Regiment was upon the Portugal Establishment and on Jan. 6, old style, it owed 2011l. 2s. 4d. to the clothier : that by order of the Earl of Peterborough their clothes, accoutrements etc. together with the remaining soldiers were taken to mount a Regiment of Dragoons : but the Queen has continued his Regiment in its rank and ordered him to raise men in England to that end : therefore prays the Lord Treasurer's orders to enable him and his Officers to do their duty herein. Reference Book VIII, p. 225.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Roos, her Majesty's graver of seals, for payment of 493l. 16s. 7½d. for seals made and delivered pursuant to directions from her Majesty and the Secretaries of State. Ibid.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Edward Cheeke as steward of the manor of Havering at Bower, the said office being vacant by the death of the late Queen Dowager. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 468.
May 13. Royal letters patent dated Westminster constituting John Hooke (Serjeant at law) to be chief Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea in place of William Peisley thereto constituted by patent dated 1702 July 7. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 61-2.
William Lowndes to Mr. Jett to dispose of the 45,000l. tallies on Malt anno 1705 put into your hands Nov. 30 last to any persons willing to accept [or to discount] same at 5l. per cent. : and to apply same towards satisfying another year's interest on unsatisfied [Army arrears] debentures. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 118.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] of the Duke of Leeds touching a rent of 40l. per an. issuing out of the Forest of Wychwood in co. Oxford. Can his request be complied with by law? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 211.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 166l. 17s. 2d. to Nathaniel Smith, Comptroller of Poole port, as reward for discovering and prosecuting John Clapcot of — and Thomas Hitt of Osmington co. Dorset for running brandy etc. which hath in a great measure broke the confederacy of several noted smugglers : and to pay into the Exchequer the balance of 166l. 17s. 2d. arising from said prosecution. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 424.
Same by same to same to similarly pay to Thomas Bower, Collector of Weymouth port, 231l. 7s. 11d. for expenses and 368l. 12s. 1d. as reward for prosecuting Thomas Randall, a notorious smuggler at Cerne co. Dorset and his accomplices for running dowlas, whale bone and other goods, whereby 1500l. has been recovered and paid into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 425.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren and the other Principal Officers of the Works, of the petition of Thomas Highmore shewing that 163l. 14s. 8d. is due to him for painting etc. at Hampton Court, great part thereof performed since her Majesty's accession : therefore praying payment. Reference Book VIII, p. 221.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a noli prosequi to the information against John Clapcott and Thomas Hitt on the information ut supra. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 470.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 17 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Lord Privy Seal of a rich purse for her Majesty's service for the year 1706 : to an estimate of 20l. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to appoint John Hawkshaw as Agent for Prizes at Dublin : at an allowance of 2 per cent. of the proceeds of all prizes carried in there and [condemned and] disposed of by him : all loco — King. Ibid., p. 471.
May 14. Money warrant for 3500l. to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills (Sir James Bateman, John Heathcotte and Henry Fermor) : as imprest and upon account for the premiums and other charges for circulating the said Bills : as by the late Act [4-5 Anne c. 23] for further Duties on Low Wines. (Money order dated May 17 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 202. Order Book VI, p. 474.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Dr. Wells concerning his charges in prosecuting the Crown title to the living of [St. Botolph's] Aldgate. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 211.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] on behalf of Thomas Steel who is proposed as successor to Arnold Browne, your Agent for Prizes at Jamaica, who lies under censure for mismanagement. Ibid.
May 15. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 15 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the cleaning of a chimney glass in the Queen's Dressing Room and sconces in the Musick Room "and for a glass for a silver sconce" at Kensington : to an estimate of 20l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 477.