Warrant Book
May 1706, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: May 1706, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 644-663. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84853 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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May 1706, 16-31

May 16. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3000l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretary of State, for secret service. (Money warrant dated June 6 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 29). (Money order dated June 7 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 27. Money Book XVIII, p. 227. Order Book VI, p. 487.
Letter of direction for 9343l. 4s. 7½d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : for the service of his Office as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
for 1705 Xmas quarter's wages on the Establishment of the Chamber 5199 8 8
for Edward Browne, underhousekeeper of St. James's Palace for 3½ years' salary to Xmas 1705 210 0 0
for Mr. Linacre for reading prayers in her Majesty's Chapel at St. James's last summer as per the sign manual of Jan. 4 last 15 0 0
for Dr. Battle, her Majesty's Sub-Almoner, for riding charges 1702-5 61 7 0
for several of her Majesty's servants for riding charges at Winchester and Windsor last summer 1202 3 6
for Capt. Trevanion for lodging her Majesty's Chaplains at Windsor last summer 29 18 6
for Richard Poole and Eliz. Baldwin for lodging her Majesty's Maids of Honour and Footmen at Windsor last summer 10 4 0
for Mr. Incledon, Keeper of her Majesty's Palace at Westminster, on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day to Xmas 1705 29 0 0
for 2 children of the Chapel whose voices are changed, the customary allowance of 20l. each 40 0 0
for Mr. Churchill in full of his bills for stationery wares furnished to both Secretaries of State for half a year to Xmas last 430 15 9
for 39 messengers [of the Chamber] in full of their bills for half a year to Sept. 29 last 2025 7
for Mr. Gauntlet for providing books, paper and other necessaries for the Council Chamber for one year to Xmas last 90 0 0
£9343 4
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 119.
Same for 3000l. to John Taylor, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands : out of Civil List moneys : as in further part of 20,000l. for building at Woodstock. (A like letter dated May 24 for a further 3000l.). Ibid., pp. 120, 127.
Same for 7625l. 19s. 7d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of same : and is intended to clear the debt in the Office of the Works for the months of July, August and Sept. 1705. Ibid.
Same for 869l. 5s. 6½d. William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of same : and is to be applied for discharging the debt due for works done at Windsor Castle in the months of July, Aug. and Sept. [1705]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Tupper, owner of the Marlborough galley a privateer of Guernsey, for allowance of a share in a French ship laden with wine and brandy which he took prize and is now lying in Weymouth port. Reference Book VIII, p. 226.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Thanet ; praying a grant of the pensions amounting to 400l. on the Irish Establishment which are fallen by the death of the Earl of Langford [Longford], Lady Stephens and Col. William Legg. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 392.
May 17. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Lord Admiral to order the Navy Commissioners to dispose of decayed naval stores as per schedule attached [missing]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 26.
Same to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 2274l. 11s. 10½d. to tradesmen et al. to satisfy the debts and clear the accounts of Chelsea Hospital to 23 Dec. 1705 : out of the balance in the hands of said Howe resting on the foot of his account anno 1705 as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. Ibid., p. 27.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to imprest 400l. to John Warters, Solicitor in all causes touching the said Rights etc., on account, for the prosecution of any affairs relating to the Admiralty. Ibid., p. 28.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners. The East India Company make a great demand from the Board of Ordnance for saltpetre. What is owing from said Company at this time for Customs on their goods? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 210.
May 18. Letter of direction for 100l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied towards repairing the building in Cotton House where the Library is kept "which Sir Christopher Wren upon a view thereof hath reported to be in a ruinous condition." Disposition Book XVIII, p. 121.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Excise Commissioners to give Mr. Newman an orderly hearing at the Crown Tavern behind the Exchange this afternoon in order to receive his propositions for improving the Excise revenue, particularly that branch relating to the Distillery. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 212.
May 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Churchill of the office of Chief Carpenter of the Works loco his father-in-law Matthew Banks who is willing to surrender, being grown in years. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 33.
May 20. Same to same for a great seal to appoint Cha. Hobson to be Chief Joiner of the Works loco Alexander Fort deceased. Ibid., pp. 28-29.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Sir Thomas Willoughby bart. of the office of High Steward of the Honor of Peverel cos. Notts and Derby ; for ever in free and common socage : at a peppercorn rent : the premises being only honorary and having been long enjoyed by his family.
Appending : particular of the said office and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The rate of 900l. set in 1704 April 4 for a lease to the said Willoughby was set on the casual profits, then to have been granted, and not on the office of Steward which is hereby to pass. Ibid., p. 34.
Same to same for a same for a re-grant to John Bromfeild of the office of Ranger alias Riding Forester of New Forest co. Southampton : during pleasure : with the usual fee of 6d. a day as from 1701 Xmas out of the Exchequer in lieu of the like fee hitherto payable out of the Crown land revenue of said County : all as amply etc. as the said Bromfeild or John Burrard or any other predecessor therein. (The patent bears date 1706 Aug. 13). Ibid., p. 38.
Same to same for a same for a new Commission for Prizes : the new Commissioners to be Anthony Duncomb, John Evelyn, Thomas Baker, Nicholas Pollexfen and Fleetwood Dormer with the salary of 500l. per an. each : Anthony Burnaby to be their Secretary with 400l. per an. for himself and clerks and William Gosselin to be Comptroller with 500l. per an. for [himself and] 2 clerks. Ibid., pp. 39-40.
Royal sign manual for 500 guineas (537l. 10s. 0d.) to Col. Michael Richards, Aide de Camp to the Duke of Marlborough, for his service and expenses in bringing an express of a glorious victory in the late battle near the village of Ramelies in Brabant. (Money warrant dated May 21 hereon). (Money order dated May 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 40. Order Book VI, p. 474. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a lease to George Cholmondley of the estate late of Sir Roger Strickland outlawed for high treason consisting of 12 farms in the manor or parish of Catterack alias Catterick co. Yorks and the lordship and manor of Thornton Briggs [Bridge] with the mansion house called Thornton Briggs Hall and certain lands and tithes in Dishforth alias Disford in co. Yorks. and a reversionary term in the tithes in Helperby in the parish of Brafferton : to pass without fine in consideration of the services of said Cholmondley in asserting the Crown's title to the premises.
Appending : particular and memorandum of the premises by Auditor Shales and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 41-47.
Same to same for a privy seal for a grant to Thomas Worrell gent of the estate of William Johnson, late of Kingston upon Hull, outlawed at his suit in the Common Pleas for the sum of 220l. : said estate being the ship called Kent and several goods and chattels. Ibid., pp. 53-4.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Victualling Commissioners to pay interest on their bills registered in course at the same time that they pay the principal thereof ; as this procedure will conduce to the satisfaction of the traders dealing with the Victualling Office and will enable the said Commissioners to insist on lower prices on commodities furnished to the said Office. Money Book XVIII, p. 203.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 1300l. for their own salaries and the salaries of their Office (including Lionel Herne as Secretary and Accomptant at 200l. per an. and Samuell Edwards as Cashier at 150l. per an.) for the period 1705 April 27 to 1706 April 27. Ibid., p. 205.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from John Newman concerning an improvement in the revenue from Low Wines and Spirits. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 213.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed states [missing] presented to the Lord Treasurer by the Earl of Feversham relating to the office of Master, Warden and Ranger of Whittlewood Forest, with the opinions of Serjeant Broderick and Mr. Webb thereon. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Greenwich Hospital of the petition of Thomas Pechey, late mews and stable keeper at Greenwich, shewing the great charges he has been at in being sworn into that place : that he enjoyed same till Wm. III granted the said stables to the use of that Hospital and on the 6 Sept. 1701 the officers of the Works forewarned the tenants paying any more rent to him, upon which he laid his case before the Commissioners for said Hospital who consented that he should hold the said rents till further order and Sir Christopher Wrenn sent one Mr. Strickland to go with petitioner and take off the stop, which was done accordingly : but soon after, in Michaelmas last Mr. Strickland, with one Mr. Watson ordered the tenants to pay no more rent and threatens proceedings for the rents from the date of the said grant [to the Hospital], which was in 1701, which petitioner thinks a great hardship, he having served the Crown ever since the Restoration and never had any salary for the said place nor any place or pension from her present Majesty. Reference Book VIII, p. 227.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Paul Burrard and John Sands as Sub-Commissioners for Prizes at Portsmouth port locis Sir George Parker bart. and Charles Goring. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 471.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Child of the scite of the Castle of Guildford ut supra p. 623.
Prefixing : Auditor's particular and memorandum of the premises certified by Antony Anderson, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe ; and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : entry of the Treasury signature dated June 29 of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 472-4, 506.
Subscription by same of the thirteenth Contract for the Circulation of Exchequer Bills being for 150,000l. and on terms etc. as in the last contract supra p. 262. Marginal note : "the sum subscribed was 150,000l." Ibid., p. 494.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Charles, Duke of Bolton, William Bishop, Richard Cobb and Geo. Burrard, sureties of Thomas Cobb late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Southampton, shewing that all the moneys are paid into the Exchequer on that account, but nobody appearing to prosecute the account they pray a warrant to enable one of them to pass it. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 82.
Same to same of the petition of John Lawton Esq. and John Sneyd gent, sureties of Thomas Spendelow late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Stafford, who died indebted 5000l. to the Crown "of which the petitioners to the prejudice of their families have paid 4630l." therefore pray some allowance [for the said Receiver's extraordinary expenses in his] returns of money. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for 250l. to Col. George Freke and Col. — Brudenall between them for their services as Majors of Brigade (one of Horse and one of Foot) during the incampments which have been had during the last 2 years for the better discipline of the Troops in Ireland : the usual allowance being 10s. a day each but there being no fund for paying the same. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 393.
Same to same to authorise Henry Tenison and Thomas Proby of Dublin to remove the Queen's dog kennel [near the wall of Phœnix Park] and to build one in a more convenient place at their own expense ; they with several of the inhabitants on Arbour Hill lying near the wall of the said Park (which is the resort of several people for their health) being much annoyed with the great stench from the said kennel which adjoins to their habitations.
Further, a lease is hereby to be granted to the said Tenison and Proby of the said ground together with a craggy piece of ground where the Queen's Ice House is (which being divided from the rest of the said Park is in a manner wholly useless) under a rental of 3l. per an. and with a covenant for them to provide ice ("to keep ice constantly for the use of our Government there.") Ibid., p. 394.
Same to same for a pension of 80l. per an. on the Irish Establishment to Capt. Henry Thomas, in compassion to his great age and the meanness of his circumstances, and as in lieu of the bounty of 50l. per an. hitherto paid him by the hands of Edward Nicholas : to commence from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 395.
Same to same for a great seal for a discharge to Hugh Hamill, his heirs, lands etc. from several debts on which judgments and executions were had against him : a like patent having been ordered by the late Queen Mary's sign manual 1691 July 20 but he having been unable to pass the patent thereon by reason of being obliged to attend in London to solicit for his sufferings and services at the siege of Londonderry and the said sign manual is become void by the present Queen's accession. Ibid., p. 396.
Same to same to transfer to Jane and Marie de Laussac or the longer liver of them, as from June 24 next, the pension of 5s. a day now paid to Antoine de Laussac, one of the French pensioners on the Civil List of Pensions in Ireland, he having desired to surrender same to said Jane his wife and Marie his daughter. Ibid., p. 398.
May 21. Royal warrant to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons and of Chelsea Hospital, to pay 1204l. 19s. 0d. which has been put into your hands as for a second moiety of the sum of 2409l. 18s. 0d. to the out-pensioners of said Hospital for their arrears ut supra pp. 261, 581.
Appending : list of said pensioners at 12d., 9d. and 4d. a day with their qualifications and what is due to them from the 9th March 1701-2 to the 24th Feb. 1704-5. [With slight variations of spelling this list is identical with that on pp. 261-2 supra. Jaig Pyror appears here as Jacques Pryor ; John Narbone appears as John Naibone ; William Vernall appears as William Veron ; John Tawney appears as John Tauncy and as John Taurncy. The payment under the royal warrant of 1705 May 21 supra p. 262 was for a first moiety of the total arrears of 2409l 18s. 0d. The payment of the second moiety was ordered by the royal warrant of 19 Feb. 1705-6 supra p. 581 and took the form of an issue of 1204l. 19s. 0d. to John Howe as Paymaster thereof. The present warrant to the said Howe is to authorise him to pay the money accordingly. It therefore acts as an authority to the Auditors of Imprests to pass the payment in Howe's accounts]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 29-31.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission for the Duties on Salt and Rock Salt : the new Commissioners to be John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Humphrey Gryffith, Edward Brereton and Thomas Hopkins with salaries of 500l. per an. each and with Thomas Broderick as Comptroller of the said Duties at a salary of 250l. per an. all in place of John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Ashburnham Toll, John Wyneve and Humphry Griffith thereto constituted in the second year of our reign ; with Thomas Hopkins as Comptroller. Ibid., pp. 37-8.
Royal sign manual for 108l. 9s. 0d. to Lieut. Col. Ambrose Edgworth to wit 100l. as royal bounty for his losses and sufferings in being taken prisoner by the French coming from Spain, and the remaining 8l. 9s. 0d. for [Treasury and Exchequer] fees on receiving the same. (Money warrant dated May 21 hereon). (Money order dated May 23 hereon). Ibid., p. 57. Order Book VI, p. 475. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
Letter of direction for 500l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied to defray the charge of entertaining the Morocco Ambassador and his retinue. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 121.
Same for 10,831l. 9s. 2d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, being 7810l. 12s. 6d. for prosecuting the successes in Spain and 3020l. 16s. 8d. for Gibraltar ut supra pp. 74 and 75 under date May 11. Ibid., p. 122.
Same for 10,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans to be made from time to time on Malt anno 1706 by Sir Henry Furnese, as his bills of exchange become due ; he having agreed to take the said tallies to satisfy the said bills of exchange drawn from Lisbon for the service of the Victualling.
The issues hereon are to be made by the Auditor of the Receipt as the said bills shall become due, of which he will be certified from time to time by the Victualling Commissioners. (Cancelled and replaced by a letter of direction of May 28 for the like sum : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Littleton himself on Malt anno 1706). Ibid., pp. 122, 128.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 61,858l. 3s. 6d. being the receipts between April 23 last and May 21 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz : 7175l. 4s. 2d. from Windows ; 1663l. 10s. 11½d. from Additional Impositions ; 4514l. 6s. 6d. from New Duty on Paper Continued ; 15,996l. 13s. 4½d. from New Customs ; 1000l. from Marriages ; 28,806l. 13s. 8½d. from Continued Impositions ; 2701l. 14s. 9½d. from Salt and Whale Fins : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 21st May, 1706. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 17199 19 11 1146 17
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 53603 9 3 8399 9 0
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 104238 10 8 18909 7
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 32065 13 4 1840 14 10½
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 21056 10 4400 19 11¾
Salt 1711500 0 0
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 112474 19 10½ 9178 18 11¼
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 67049 7 4620 18
Marriages 648000 0 0 62716 4 0 13360 17
4871611 8 0 470404 14 10½ 61858 3 6
Deduct for the Registers on Salt and Two Thirds Excise now cleared 1871500 0 0
3000111 8 0
Money Book XVIII, p. 206.
Money warrant for 494l. 11s. 4d. to Elizabeth Furnese, daughter of Henry Harris Esq., late graver of seals, for several seals delivered to the Commissioners for Trade in 1705 for the use of the Plantations see supra p. 620. (Money order dated May 22 hereon).
Appending : certificate by the Commissioners for Trade. Upon the death of Mr. Harris, late Seal Engraver to her Majesty, finding the seals for the said Plantations unfinished and in the hands of the workmen we did upon application of Mrs. Eliz. Furnese order [her] to cause the said seals to be finished, there being then great occasion for them and have received the said seals accordingly viz. for New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Jamaica, Barbados, the Leeward Islands and Bermuda. The executors of the said Harris have declaimed any right to be paid for the said seals and the same does belong to the said Mrs. Eliz. Furnese. Ibid., p. 207. Order Book VI, p. 474.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Barwick of London merchant praying leave to reduce to proof some rum which he and several other merchants have received from Barbados. Reference Book VIII, p. 226.
May 22. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Daniel Pulteney as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 51.
Money warrant for 3814l. 12s. 10¾d. to Samuel Smithin, her Majesty's goldsmith, for plate etc. delivered into the Jewel House between 1705 June 24 and Dec. 24.
Appending : schedules of said plate certified by the Master of the Jewel House : 43 ounces of gold works finely wrought and enamelled ; 945 ounces of new gilt plate ; 3698 ounces of new white plate etc. (Money order dated May 23 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 203-4. Order Book VI, pp. 475, 476. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
Same, dormant, for the several annuities not detailed, "conformable to this certificate" [missing], to assignees of certain of the Bankers' assignees (representing changes of ownership of the said annuities by sale or succession etc.) Money Book XVIII, p. 204.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for paying 150l. to Lieut. John Moody in full for the wine and brandy furnished by him to the Garrison at Newfoundland for 5 weeks when besieged by the French.
Prefixing : report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. The said Moody was left with the command of Newfoundland in Sept. 1704 and he and the soldiers were cleared to the 22nd of that month. They continued there till Nov. last but have not obtained their subsistence or pay from the said 22 Sept. 1704. The full pay (subsistence, offreckonings and clearings) of the Company has been issued to 24 Dec. 1704 ; that for the year to 1705 Dec. 24 amounting to 961l. 12s. 6d. was ordered by warrant of ditto 1705 June 31 : whereof the sum of 355l. 5s. 7½d. has been paid to Capt. Powell's executors and Capt. Lloyd for money expended by them before 1704 Sept. 22 for the Company, and Mr. Thornton the agent has received a further sum of 363l. 4s. 7½d. : the balance being 243l. 2s. 3d. is stopped in the Pay Office for respits. The petitioner Moody has produced a certificate of the daily delivery to the soldiers, during the siege, of wine and brandy for 5 weeks during the extremity of the weather and claims 176l. for same. Considering the nature of the service we think he may be allowed 150l. Ibid., p. 207.
Money warrant for 300l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for half a year to Lady day last on his allowance over and above the ancient profits of his office. (Money order dated May 24 hereon). Ibid., p. 209. Order Book VI, p. 481. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to pay 75l. to the executors of Thomas Townsend, late Clerk of the Great Wardrobe, for last Lady day quarter's salary, he dying during said quarter but being allowed the full quarter's salary in regard of his long and faithful service. Money Book XVIII, p. 209.
Same, dormant, to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 20l. per an. to William Nichols (Nicholas) and Hugh Briggs as Comptrollers of Chester port. Ibid., p. 210.
Money order for 390l. 16s. 8d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for 2 years to 1705 Xmas on his various allowances of 50l. per an. for locking up her Majesty's treasure ; 100l. per an. for attending the Lord Treasurer ; and 45l. 8s. 4d. for attendance in vacation [which latter] "is in lieu of 20l., 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tally of assignment out of the Customs." Order Book VI, p. 484.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied towards satisfying the debts incurred in the said Wardrobe since the Queen's accession. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 123.
Same for 720l. to William Roberts : out of same : to be in relation to the purchase from the Corporation of Windsor of their mills in Underore and incident charges relating thereto, for which purchase the Surveyor General of Crown Lands has agreed with said Corporation for 650l. (J. Taylor to said Roberts to pay same in accordance with orders from said Surveyor General). Ibid., pp. 126, 127.
Same for 500l. to the said William Roberts : out of Civil List moneys : in part of his order for building a bridge over the Thames at Datchet. Ibid., p. 130.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to hasten the payment of the Customs due from the East India Company. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 213.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 27 to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Secretary Harley of three silver boxes for three Acts of Parliament to be sent to Hanover : to an estimate of 21l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 474.
Same by same of a same dated May 14 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of clothes etc. to William Gwatkins, a child of the Chapel whose voice has changed : to an estimate of 9l. Ibid.
Same by same of a same dated Jan. 25 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to provide liveries for 4 drummers and 4 hautboys of the Troop of Grenadier Guards (a coat of crimson cloth lined with blue serge, trimmed with broad and narrow gold Arras lace and the sleeves faced with blue cloth ; a pair of crimson cloth breeches, a crimson cloth cloak faced with blue serge and laced round the cope with a narrow gold Arras lace ; a leather belt stitched and laced with gold, one Cordebeck hat with gold lace with a gold band ; and one black velvet cap) : to an estimate of 225l. Ibid., p. 477.
Warrant by same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 1143l. 12s. 0d. for 36 days' pay from 18 Sept. to 24 Oct. 1704 to the Earl of Donegal's Regiment, it having embarked for Portugal on said Sept. 18 but not admitted on the English Establishment till Oct. 24.
Prefixing : report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of Robert Gardner on behalf of said Regiment. Ibid., p. 475.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer and the Treasurer's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Excise Commissioners, their accounts being little in arrear and in greater forwardness than they have been for several years past. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 476.
Same by same to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Charles Nayler as Agent for Prizes at Rochester at the usual allowance of 2 per cent., out of the proceed of all prizes carried in there and disposed of by him : loco Robert Solers lately deceased. Ibid., p. 477.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Bath gent of Holt Castle Ditch co. Denbigh, the fishing of Tadpoole alias Didpoole etc. co. Berks, tenement in Bucher Row, New Sarum and tithes in Weston and Pinchbeck co. Lincoln etc. ut supra p. 362.
Prefixing : constats of the premises and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 478-9, 581.
Same by same to same for a lease to Peter Ellice of Broughton et al. as nominees of and for the town of Wrexham co. Denbigh of premises ut supra p. 272 being 9 shops or houses underneath the town hall of Wrexham with their appurtenances : all at the desire of the Grand Inquest and Justices of the Peace of co. Denbigh and for the public benefit of the said county, for the more easy repairing or rebuilding of the said Town Hall.
Prefixing : particular and memorandum of the premises made out by S. Godolphin, Auditor [of Wales] : and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : entry dated July 25 of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 480-2, 523.
Same to same for a lease to Thomas Metcalfe Esq., eldest son and heir of Henry Metcalfe lately deceased and at the nomination of Henry Metcalfe younger son and executor of said Henry, of mines in Askrigg co. Yorks (the wastes and royalties in the hamlets and villages of Askrigg, Newbiggin and Nappa Scar) ut supra p. 571.
Prefixing : particulars and memorandum by Deputy Auditor William Soley ; and ratal by the Surveyor General.
Followed by : docquet subscription as above. Ibid., pp. 483-5, 523.
Same by same to same for a lease to Mary Sayer of the park and demesnes of Berkhampstead etc. co. Herts and of the scite of the capital messuage and lands etc. of the manor of Berkhampstead see supra p. 422.
Prefixing : ratal and memorandum by Deputy Auditor John Tailer : and ratal by the Surveyor General. The stewardship of the said manor is to be passed in this lease to Edward Sayer Esq. at the nomination of Mary Sayer his mother.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 485-9, 535.
Nomination and approval by same of Edward Perrie as deputy [to William Blathwayte, Surveyor and Auditor General of all her Majesty's Revenues arising in America : to wit as] Deputy Auditor and Surveyor in the Leeward Caribbee Islands. Ibid., p. 129.
May 23. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a new Commission of Customs, the new Commissioners to be Charles Godolphin, Samuel Clarke, Thomas Newport, William Culliford, Sir John Werden, Thomas Hall and Sir Matthew Dudley, with salaries of 1000l. per an. each : (as in place of the said Godolphin, Clarke, Newport, Culliford, Werden, Richard Breton and Thomas Hall) : the said Godolphin to keep a General Register of all ships trading to, from or coastwise in the kingdom of England : Richard Savage to be Secretary to the said Commissioners with a salary of 400l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 54-55.
Same to same for a same for a new Commission of Excise and Malt : the new Commissioners to be Foot Onslow, William Strong, Geo. Townsend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvell, Edward Noell and Christopher Montagu (as in place of the said Onslow, Strong, Townsend, Ryley, Wyvell, Noell and John Boyse) : with salaries of 800l. per an. each. Ibid., pp. 55-56.
Same to same for a same for a new Commission of Stamp Duties, the new Commissioners to be Edward Lloyd, Henry Cornish, Robert Poley, Richard Dyot and John Molesworth : with salaries of 300l. per an. each (as in place of the said Lloyd, Cornish, Richard Uthwayte, Poley and Dyot) : William Brydges junr. to be their Secretary with the salary of 200l. per an. Ibid., p. 56.
Money warrant for 125l. to William Borret for 1705 Xmas quarter's salary for soliciting Crown law suits.
100l. to Henry Baker for half a year to 1700 Lady day as Treasury Solicitor. (Money orders dated May 24 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 208. Order Book VI, p. 483. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
Same for 86l. 10s. 4d. to Henry Andrews Esq. for the surplusage on his account as sheriff of Bucks for the year ended 1705 Sept. 29 : said surplusage arising by rewards paid to William Nicholls and others for apprehending Mathew Marsh and Edward Burchall, robbers on the highway. (Money order dated May 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 208. Order Book VI, p. 477. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 650l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for the whole charge and expense for one year to March 25 last, of managing and performing in his Office the business relating to the said Exchequer Bills. Money Book XVIII, p. 208.
Letter of direction for 14,952l. 5s. 3d. to John Howe for Guards and Garrisons ut supra p. 77. The Lord Treasurer also directs the said Howe to procure 240l. to be advanced on tallies on Low Wines put into his hands for the service of the year 1705 and to apply same to satisfy several respits on the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers as by the royal warrant of the 11th inst. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 123.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to James Brydges. The Lord Treasurer is informed the 8th inst. by Mr. Cartwright (in your absence) that Sir Theodore Janssen is willing to advance 52,925l. 5s. 0½d. on tallies remaining in your hands on funds as follows : viz. 18,158l. 2s. 6d. on Low Wines anno 1705 ; 2267l. 2s. 6½d. on Malt anno 1705 ; and 32,500l. on Malt anno 1706. You are to dispose of [or assign to said Janssen] the said tallies accordingly and to apply the proceeds as follows, being the same uses for which the said tallies were first intended : viz.
£ s. d.
for account of Subsidies to the Allies anno 1705
to the King of Portugal for the 13,000 men maintained by that Crown 11822 10 0
to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell 2965 16 0
to the Elector of Treves 1482 18 0
to the Elector Palatine 1886 18 6
to pay extraordinaries to the Troops of Saxe Gotha in lieu of the like sum levied in tallies on Malt anno 1705 2267 2
[for account of the like : anno 1706]
to the Duke of Savoy in further part of his subsidy for the year 1706 as in lieu of the like sum levied in tallies for him in Feb. 22 last 25000 0 0
for the 10,000 additional men anno 1706 in part of 13,500l. levied in tallies on Malt anno 1706 7500 0 0
£52925 5
The interest to be allowed on said assignments will be 6 per cent. on the 18,158l. 2s. 6d. tallies on Low Wines and 2267l. 2s. 6½d. on Malt anno 1705 and 4 per cent. on the 32,500l. tallies on Malt anno 1706. The interest is to date from April 12 and April 26, on which days the said Janssen delivered value to you viz. for 26,425l. 5s. 0½d. and 26,500l. respectively. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 124.
Letter of direction for 27,888l. 17s. 8d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans to be made by him on credit of Malt anno 1706 : and is (together with 25,000l. issued to him Feb. 22 last out of the like loans) to answer the value of two bills of exchange of Sir Theodore Janssen of April 12 and 16 respectively for 106,6662/3 Crowns, at 59½ pence sterling each, payable to the Duke of Savoy at Turin for 4 months' subsidy by way of advance from Aug. 3 next to Dec. 3 next : being 52,888l. 17s. 8d. (J. Taylour to said Brydges to procure said 27,888l. 17s. 8d. to be advanced by the Bank of England, or any persons willing, at 5 per cent. on the said tallies and to apply same as above). Ibid., p. 125.
Same for 6000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer : out of the surplus of the seventh 4s. Aid after repayment of loans and interest borrowed thereupon : to be applied to paying bills of exchange : to be esteemed as part of the proportion allotted for Wear and Tear out of the funds anno 1704, of which the said 4s. Aid was part. Ibid., p. 126.
Same for 3685l. 13s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans in the Exchequer on the ninth 4s. Aid anno 1706 : as in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain : and is to be applied to pay the subsistence of Sir Charles Hotham's and Col. Soames's Regiments for 2 months from April 24 last to June 23 next. If there are not sufficient loans on the said Aid please satisfy the deficiency out of loans on Malt anno 1706. Ibid., p. 127.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 1425l. to Sir Henry Furnese for small clothing, shoes, stockings, shirts and neckcloths sent to Portugal for the soldiers, the same having long since been received. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 213.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] offered by the Lords Commissioners for Scotland for preventing the exportation of Scotch salt to England or the Plantations, in case of an Union [being agreed upon between England and Scotland] without paying the like Duties with which English salt is charged during the exemption allowed to Scotland from the said Duties. Will the methods proposed be efficient? If not please advise others more effectual. (A like letter to the Customs Commissioners). Ibid., p. 214.
Same to the Attorney General concerning the above proposals. Does anything therein interfere with the laws relating to the Salt Duties in England? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Boit merchant concerning some Genova brandy which is so bad as not [to be] worth the Duty, and praying a grant of the appraised value ; petitioner "will then be a looser above 1000l." Reference Book VIII, p. 226.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of Richard Dallow, porter of the Mint, for payment of the remainder of his allowance in lieu of the habitation in Martins Tower in the Tower of London enjoyed by him as porter. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Wentworth et al. assignees of a Commission of Bankrupt awarded against Hen. Johnson, praying for the sale of some small French prize wines, part of said Johnson's estate. Ibid.
Report to the Queen by Treasurer Godolphin on the petition of Anto. Merry and other merchants and owners of the Trumball galley who took a French prize called the Dragon of Bordeaux and took her into Lisbon, which since has been condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty. It has been the usual course of the Admiralty in such cases to allow the like benefit to Captains who have no commission or letters of mart as if they had letters of mart, that is the benefit of having the prize delivered to them they paying the charges [of condemnation] and the Lord Admiral's Tenths on the appraisement when the prize arrives in England. The said prize has been valued at 1448l. 17s. 6d. I conceive it more reasonable to make the said allowances in this case than in many of those where letters of mart are granted. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 476.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place the Regiment of Pierce, Visct. Ikerrin on the Establishment of Ireland as from June 1 next and to pay 2592l. for levy money thereof at the rate of 12l. per horse for 216 horses to be bought in England : as in place of Major General Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons which was sent away from Ireland to Portugal in Oct. 1704 : the Lord Lieutenant not having hitherto thought it proper to move in the matter of raising said new Regiment by reason the revenue of Ireland would not answer the expense, being obliged from time to time to clear such Regiments as were called away and to defray the necessary charges of putting the Train in good order ; but the Establishment being at present eased by several Regiments already gone off the Establishment and others that are called away. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 397.
May 24. Money order for 500l. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for his charges in making up and engrossing the Pell Rolls which should have been made up and engrossed within the time of William Wardour, late Clerk of the Pells. (Letter of direction dated June 7 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 482. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Letter of direction for 500l. to Robert Harley, Secretary of State : out of Civil List moneys : for Secret Service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 126.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from William Popple junr., Assistant Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade ; together with the extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Whitworth, Envoy at Moscow, relating to the trade of that nation to England in Russia ships. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 214.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to give to Francis Partis and the sureties of Matthias Partis the liberty of their person and to discharge them from future process for not complying with their composition for the Salt Duty debt of the said Francis and Matthias.
Prefixing : report of said Commissioners on the seventh petition from the said Francis. The petitioners are very poor. Matthias has secured himself in Scotland and thereby prevented the execution of any process upon his person. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 502-4.
May 25. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 2 bills of exchange drawn on said Howe by Henry Vincent, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces under the Earl of Peterborough in Catalonia ; one dated at Barcelona 1705 Nov. 12 for 1000l. payable to the Earl of Donegal for value received there for the use of said Forces ; the other dated Barcelona Dec. 24 for 400l. payable to same for same. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 48.
Additional Establishment under the royal sign manual, dated from Windsor, for 1 Regiment of Dragoons (of 12 Troops, each of 50 privates) and 7 Regiments of Foot (of 12 Companies, each of 50 privates) : to be forthwith raised : at an estimate of 74l. 11s. 8d. per diem or 27,222l. 18s. 4d. per an. for the Dragoons and 36l. 2s. 2d. per diem or 13,179l. 10s. 10d. per an. for each Foot Regiment : total Establishment 119,479l. 14s. 2d. per an. Ibid., pp. 48-9.
Regulation, under the royal sign manual, of the subsistence for the abovesaid Regiment of Dragoons and 7 Regiments of Foot. Ibid., p. 50.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Travers and Sir Christopher Wren to reconsider the deeds relating to the purchase of Cotton House and Gardens as to which Sir John Cotton alleges that the premises comprise more than are contained in the original lease from the Crown. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 215.
May 26. Money warrant for 85l. 10s. 0d. to Sarles Goatley Esq., Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers, for 171 days' attendance 1705 June 14 to 1705-6 March 19 on the Speaker of the said House, at 10s. a day : as certified by Matthew Johnson, clerk of the Parliament. (Money order dated May 30 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 210. Order Book VI, p. 483. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
May 28. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the Act passed in Nevis for making Indian-Castle a shipping place. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 215.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of the Earl of Holderness shewing that on an order from the Commissioners of the Revenues of the late Queen Dowager for non payment of the fee of 50l. 6s. 4d. due to him as Steward of the Honor and bailiff of Richmond, which was conceived to be payable by her said late Majesty, he preferred a bill in the Exchequer in Hilary term 1699 to obtain said fee and the arrears thereof. The answers thereto which were put in on behalf of the said Queen Dowager set forth her title to divers fee farm rents out of Middleham and Richmond and lands in the archdeaconry of Richmond amounting to 842l. 11s. 0½d. and the Earl is advised that the said rents, so charged [to the said Queen Dowager's jointure] were not chargeable with said fee to petitioner longer than the continuance of the grant by Charles II in 1660 to the petitioner's grandfather : whereupon petitioner stayed proceedings against the said Queen Dowager on that account. Reference Book VIII, p. 228.
May 29. Money warrant for 600l. to Henry Baker upon account for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 30 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 210. Order Book VI, p. 483. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 134.
Letter of direction for 3950l. for the Judges et al. as follows for Easter term last : viz.
l.
to 12 Judges of England 3000
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester 125
to Sir Salathiell Lovell, Second Judge there 50
to 6 Judges of Wales on 300l. per an. each 450
to Sir Salathiell Lovell another of the said Judges 50
to 11 Masters in Chancery for 1706 Lady day quarter on 100l. per an. each 275
£3950
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 128.
Letter of direction for 6167l. 13s. 4d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1706 : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Brydges on Malt anno 1706 : and is to be reserved in said Brydges' hands for the use of said Forces. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 129.
Same for 5000l. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied towards clearing the wages and board wages on the Establishment of the Household for 1706 Lady day quarter. Ibid., p. 130.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of the Receiver General and Cashier of Customs [England] 4420l. for the salaries for 2 years to 1705 June 24 to officers of the Customs in the Plantations as follows : the same having been paid according to an Establishment of the said officers but the said Auditors having refused to allow same in regard the said Establishment has not been confirmed by Treasurer Godolphin.
£ s. d.
[per half year].
Appending : list of said officers.
South Carolina. Charlestown : Tho. Broughton, collector 30 0 0
North Carolina. Currituck : Henry Brabant comptroller 25 0 0
North Carolina. Currituck : the collector, to maintain a canoe and man 15 0 0
North Carolina. Roanoke : Samuell Swan, collector, to maintain a canoe and man 15 0 0
Virginia, upper part of James River : Edward Hill, junr., collector, to keep a boat 20 0 0
Virginia. Lower part [of James River] : Geo. Luke, collector, to keep a boat and two men 50 0 0
Virginia. Eliz[abeth] River : Sampson Trevetham, surveyor 22 10 0
Virginia. York River : William Buckner, collector, to keep a boat 20 0 0
Virginia. Rapahanock River : Rich. Chichester, collector, to keep a boat 40 0 0
Virginia. South Potomac : Nicho Spencer, collector, to keep a boat 40 0 0
Virginia. Cape Charles : John Washburne, surveyor 12 10 0
Virginia. Accomack and Northampton Counties : Hen. Scarburgh, collector, to keep a boat 20 0 0
Maryland. North Potomac. John Dansey, collector, to keep a boat 30 0 0
Maryland. Patuxent : Geo. Muschamp, collector, to keep a boat 40 0 0
Maryland. Annapolis : William Bladen, surveyor 12 10 0
Maryland. Pocomac : David Kennedy, collector, to keep a boat 30 0 0
Maryland. Williamstad : — surveyor 17 10 0
Maryland. Bahama and Sassafras : — riding surveyor 25 0 0
Maryland. Wicomico and Munni : — surveyor 12 10 0
Pennsylvania. Philadelphia : John Bewly, collector, to keep a boat 80 0 0
Pennsylvania. New Castle : Samuell Lowman, collector, to keep a boat 45 0 0
Pennsylvania. Lewis : Henry Brooke, collector, to keep a boat 45 0 0
East Jersey. Perth Amboy : John White, collector 20 0 0
West Jersey. Bridlington : John Jewell, surveyor 15 0 0
New York. Thomas Byerly, collector 27 10 0
New York. William Carter, comptroller 27 10 0
New England. Boston : Jahleel Brenton, collector by patent
New England. Boston : Ro. Harrison, comptroller 35 0 0
Bahamas. John Graves, collector 35 0 0
Bermuda. Thomas Brooke, collector
Jamaica. Peter Beckford, collector
Robert Quary. Surveyor General on the continent of America, at 20s. a day 182 10 0
for a boat and 4 boatmen 40 0 0
for a clerk 25 0 0
The Plantation Clerk [in the Customs Office, London] 50 0 0
£1105 0 0
Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 428.
Treasury reference to Edward Harley, an Auditor of Imprests, of the incidents account of the Trustees for Exchequer Bills for one year to 1706 April 27 : amounting to 107l. 11s. 9d. Reference Book VIII, p. 227.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the custody of the Hundreds [of Ock and Moreton, co. Berks.] and the office of steward and bailiff of [said Hundreds], part of the late Queen Dowager's jointure, in order to a fresh lease thereof to Sir John Stonehouse bart. ut supra p. 560.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Stonehouse's petition. "The records etc. of her late Majesty's jointure being not yet delivered over to me I was forced to send to her Majesty's auditor who informs me" that the custody of said Hundreds was granted in 1682 for 31 years at 10l. 10s. 0d. per an. rent and they were inserted at that value in the said Queen's jointure deed. The premises are honorary and of small value above the rent. Warrants not Relating to Money, XIX p. 490.
Same to same for a same of several closes of land called Cox Leasowes, Court Berrys, Lords Mead, Buttes Bushes, Buttes Lawn and the Church Close situate in Lindhurst in New Forest and several parcels of the Old Park of Lindhurst in order to a new lease thereof to Sir John St. Barbe bart.
Prefixing : Surveyor General's report on said St. Barbe's petition. The premises were leased to Matthew Bennett for 31 years and this petitioner as assignee of the lease has several times cut down trees and underwood for repairs, fuel and other boots and alleged he had power to do so, whereupon Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods obtained the Attorney General's opinion that an action lay against the lessee [and] "on sight thereof he desisted." Mr. Wilcox is of opinion that a reasonable allowance of boots by assignment of dotard and decayed trees within the forest, as my Lord Warden's tenants have, may be a means to preserve the young thriving trees, of which there is a great quantity on the premises but no other timber left. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 491.
May 30. Letter of direction for 2000l. to John Howe : out of Prize money in the Exchequer : as in part of 352,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703 ; whereof 1000l. is for the Earl of Donegal's Regiment and 1000l. for Visct. Charlemont's Regiment as compromise in lieu of pay and all other their demands whatever (excepting offreckonings for clothes and poundage and days' pay) at any time before 1703 Dec. 24 : which said claims amount respectively to 2415l. and 2437l. 17s. 9d. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 129.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. On Feb. 7 last 107,708l. 14s. 9d. was issued to you on loans to be made by yourself on the ninth 4s. Aid for which loans the interest was to commence "from the day of making the same" because it was then understood that Sir Henry Furnese would accept the whole sum [as in payment] for the [like] value in bills which he was to give you for the service of the Forces [abroad]. But the Lord Treasurer is since informed that Sir Henry refused taking part of "the said tallies." Please send an account what tallies he took and what remain in your hands so that the interest on the latter may be stopped till such time as they be accepted or money raised on them. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 73,061l. 2s. 1d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : to be for the subsistence of said Forces ut supra pp. 77-8. Ibid., p. 130.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Charles Northcote as Customer of Plymouth port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 423. Money Book XVIII, p. 222.
May 31. Letter of direction for 15,473l. 19s. 3d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706 : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Brydges on Malt anno 1706 : the orders for which loans are to be reserved in his hands for the said Forces. (J. Taylour to said Brydges to assign said sum to Sir Henry Furnese at 4½ per cent. interest to answer the bills which said Furnese has given for the service of said men in Portugal : to wit, for 31 days' subsistence from June 24 next to July 34 next). Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 131, 132.
Same for 1000l. to same : in part of same : out of Contributions on Annuities anno 1706 : and is to be paid over to the Earl of Barrymore towards the levy money and subsistence of 660 men to be raised for filling up his Regiment as in lieu of the like number incorporated into a Regiment of Dragoons formed in January last under Col. Pearse for service in Spain. Ibid., p. 131.
Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes : out of Civil List moneys : for Secret Service. Ibid., p. 132.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Weston to attend the Lord Treasurer on Wednesday week, June 12, on the enclosed paper [missing] from Sir Henry Dutton Colt and other gentlemen complaining against you as Receiver General of Taxes for co. Surrey. (The like notice to said Colt, Sir John Buckworth, Nich. Carew and Jam. Clarke). Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 215, 216.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Browne of London, merchant, for allowance of the drawback on tobacco shipped by one Thomas Walsh on the Montague, Capt. Cleeland, Commander, the drawback being refused by reason the tobacco was put on board one of her Majesty's ships of war for exportation, it being the opinion of several Counsel that he is notwithstanding entitled to the same. Reference Book VIII, p. 228.