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August 1706, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: August 1706, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 729-743. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84859 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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August 1706, 1-15

August 1. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of the Salt Duty Office for last June 24 quarter : total 602l. 16s. 2¼d. Money Book XVIII, p. 276.
Letter of direction for 25,000l. to James Brydges : out of loans on Malt anno 1706 : for extraordinary service of the war not provided for in the last session of Parliament : and is to answer Sir Theodore Janssen's bills at 60 days' date from July 23 last for 101,695 Crowns of 82 sols, money of Piedmont, at 59 pence English per Crown payable in Turin, for the service of the Duke of Savoy. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 154.
Same for 5563l. 3s. 4½d. to Francis Godolphin, the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is to complete the wages and board wages of the Household for last Lady day quarter. Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the officers of the Board of Green Cloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hen. Powell "and 4 other hirelings that allege to be unpaid for their service in attending his late Majesty to Holland in 1701." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 234.
Same to Auditor Harley to prepare for declaration the enclosed account [missing] of Mr. Howe as Treasurer for Chelsea Hospital for the year ended 23 Dec. [? 1705]. Ibid., p. 235.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint for an account of the method used "when you have been ordered to cause any of her Majesty's tin to be run into bars." Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Cha. Shales setting forth a list of cravings which he desires to be allowed in the accounts of his late father John Shales, to wit 8641l. 11s. 0d. disbursed as Commissary General of Provisions in Ireland and 4040l. 1s. 6½d. disbursed for the Camp at Hounslow Heath in 1687 and 1688 and for the Expedition to Salisbury and for transporting Forces. Reference Book VIII, p. 235.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Stanaways, riding surveyor of Customs for cos. Lanes., Westmorland and Cumberland, shewing that he has served 20 years and always with approbation but of late an inferior surveyor in the port of Liverpool procured himself to be sent to visit several ports in petitioner's district and has got petitioner's post sunk as useless and on his declining a place as a private surveyor in another port he is dismissed. Reference Book VIII, p. 236.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Capt. Trevanion, Lieut. Governor of Pendennis Castle, praying that his pay as Captain of a Company in Lord North and Grey's Regiment may be paid here in England to his attorney. Ibid., p. 237.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of John Clarke, one of the chamber keepers to the Pages of the Bedchamber to King Wm. III, shewing that he served at the Back Stairs from the King's death to March 1703-4 when he was forced to quit by indisposition and to go into the country for his health : being now recovered he prays a stamper's place. Ibid., p. 238.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Chilos et al., inhabitants of the Island of Portland, shewing that a ship was staved near said island and no person coming to land alive they went off in their fishing boats and discovered several blocks of tin and with great hazard got up 150 of them and put same into a warehouse at Portland under the custody of Mr. Seward and Mr. Bower "they alleging that it is her Majesty's tin" : therefore praying one third part [thereof] for their trouble which they say is customary" and that the tin may not be shipped off till there be direction for paying them. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Walter Brough, father and executor of Lieut. James Brough late of Lord Charlemont's Regiment, shewing that upon his last petition the Paymaster was ordered to see justice done to petitioner before any more money be paid to the Agent ; since which time the Agent has been discharged and Capt. Robert Gardner has been appointed to succeed him, who opposes petitioner's stopping any of the money of the Regiment "notwithstanding the clearings that were paid by her Majesty to the 14th May 1702 are still in the Lord Charlemont's or his Major's hands ; that Capt. Francklin, (still in the said Regiment) has in his hands of petitioner's son's pay the value of his clothes and 68l. 3s. 4d. which he had of petitioner and as he believes the Agent has 27l. 15s. 0d. more which Lord Charlemont is answerable for ; that Capt. Gardner has long delayed your petitioner with assurances that the late Agent was coming over to settle his accounts with the Regiment which is now to be cleared off" and acknowledges that he has more money in his hands than will satisfy petitioner's demands : therefore prays that 100l. may be stopped till both or either of the said Agents fairly account with petitioner. Ibid., p. 242.
August 2. Letter of direction for 5696l. 15s. 2d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, the Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for last Lady day quarter's wages on the Establishment of his Office 5164 8 8
Mr. Incledon, Housekeeper of Westminster [Palace] on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day 29 10 0
William Hester for half a year for killing rats 29 19 0
Mr. Elford and another for riding charges to Winchester 23 17 0
William Gwatkins, late Child of the Chapel Royal 20 0 0
Math. Fairlis, Groom of the Vestry 10 0 0
Timothy Goodwyn for "printing Lent preachers" and for stationery wares to the Lord Chamberlain's Office 29 8 0
Mr. Churchill for stationery wares to both Secretaries of State for said quarter 247 7 6
Cha. Lucas, Chapel Closetkeeper for riding charges to Windsor and elsewhere last year 48 0 0
Mr. La Roch, Deputy Knight Harbinger for his journey to Newmarket last April 10 0 0
Mr. English, Marshall of the Ceremonies, for attendance on Foreign Ministers on his 6s. 8d. a day 20 6 8
Sir David Mitchell, Black Rod, for attendance on the House of Peers last sessions on his 6s. 8d. a day 42 13 4
John Walsh for musical instruments ; by Lord Chamberlain's warrant 22 5 0
£5696 15 2
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 155.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Victualling Commissioners to repay 1003l. for tax assessments anno 1705 on the said Commissioners and their officers and clerks in London and the outports. Ibid., p. 156.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial and affidavit [missing] touching indirect practices of Tho. Osmond a surveyor of the Duties on Houses in co. Northants. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 232.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] relating to the water formerly granted by the city for the use of Somerset House. Ibid., p. 235.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Envoy of Portugal about some arms consigned to Lisbon for the service of the King of Portugal which were taken by order of the Earl of Peterborough and carried to Barcelona for the immediate service of that Garrison ; as by a certificate of Capt. Long of the delivery thereof. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint, praying payment of his expenses in prosecuting coiners in York, Durham etc. Reference Book VIII, p. 235.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of William Hubbald praying that the money which he accounted for to the Commissioners of Accounts in Ireland as late Paymaster of the Train there may be allowed him on producing their certificates that vouchers were delivered them ; the same having been done for Col. Venner and some others. Reference Book VIII, p. 235.
Same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Capt. Baron, late Commander of the Fubbs yacht, praying a share in the Vigo prize money as other Captains of yachts have received that were upon that Expedition. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of the Provost and Fellow Moneyers shewing that on their application to Parliament last session the House ordered a bill [4-5 Anne c. 9] to be brought in to empower the Lord Treasurer to dispose of 500l. per an. more than the former Act for encouragement of the Coinage [18-19 Car. II, c. 5] : therefore praying that same may be paid to their Provost for their use. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jno. Baskett, stationer, shewing that he with Godfrey Richards, deceased, served the Custom House with stationery for several years ; that on the death of Richards one Mr. Sharp procured directions from the Treasury to the said Commissioners to be admitted as stationer : therefore proposing to furnish as good goods as said Sharp doth and at 20 per cent. cheaper. Ibid., p. 236.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sara Aris for extension of her term in 3 tenements in West Ham, co. Essex. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Mary Edwards for extension of her term in the piccage and stallage and tolls of Romford co. Essex. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John, Earl of Leicester for a grant of the office of steward, bailiff and woodward of the Honor of Otford co. Kent, with the ancient fee of 18l. 15s. 0d. per an. Ibid.
August [? Sept. 2]. Same to the [Exchequer Court] Auditor for Wales of the petition of Walter Jefferys shewing that in Sept. 1704 he was empowered by Exchequer commission to collect the temporalities of the bishopric of St. Davids during the vacancy of the see : that notwithstanding the rental given him by the Auditor amounts to 571l. 4s. 9d. he hath not been able to collect more than 40l. 11s. 10d., the tenants alleging that by his commission he had no power to make a distress for nonpayment, the see being supplied in March following : that Mr. Lucy, the former collector, has since his last account (which was 2 Feb. 1701-2) received several sums of which he refuses to give petitioner an account : therefore praying further directions about the collecting of said rents and an allowance for his charges. [At the end of the entry is written "George Bruere, Deputy Auditor."] Ibid., p. 239.
August 3. Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for 2000l. to Secretary Harley : for Secret Service. (Money warrant dated Aug. 23 hereon). (Money order dated Sept. 9 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 75. Money Book XVIII, p. 280. Order Book VI, p. 509.
Royal warrant to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Elizabeth Atkinson, her Majesty's laundress, 10s. a day as travelling expenses for the number of days she has attended the royal person in her Majesty's progresses since 1702 June 24 : and to pay same for the future. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 76.
Same to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 1125l. to Mossom Ferrabosco, who attended the Fleet as Deputy Treasurer in the Mediterranean the last year, for the value of 5000 dollars paid to Henry Vincent, Paymaster of the Forces in Catalonia, by direction of the Earl of Peterborough and Sir Cloudesley Shovell. Ibid., pp. 76-7.
Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to keep in his hands (out of the deduction of 12d. per £) the sum of 3712l. 18s. 6d. annually viz. 1500l. for salary to himself and 1130l. for clerks and 500l. for incidents of his Office and 582l. 18s. 6d. for new year's gifts to be given by him as usual to the officers and clerks of the Treasury and Exchequer. Ibid., pp. 77-8.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay to Henry Wise 20l. an acre for looking after and maintaining the royal gardens and plantations at Hampton Court, the Great Plantation on the north side of Windsor Castle, the garden at the Lodge in Windsor Great Park, and all the royal gardens and plantations at Kensington (except the Kitchen garden and the slip of ground that goes round the meadow there) being in all 140 acres : as in place of his 1600l. per an. contract of 1 August 1702, he not being able to support the same at so low a rate and 40 acres having been added to the said gardens since the date of that contract. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant hereon accordingly dated Aug. 3 to the Paymaster of the Works to pay said 20l. per acre.)
Followed by : report by Sir Christopher Wren et al. containing (1) a schedule of the gardens comprised in the 1702 contract as above being 100 acres, (2) those not comprised therein, being 40 acres and (3) a schedule or scheme of the gardens and plantations now to be kept up under this present agreement : the latter being as follows : viz.
Hampton Court.
The great Fountain Garden to the north east front of the house : the Wilderness and New Grove : the Privy Garden to the south front : the Glass Case Garden and pheasant yard : the Quadrangle and Princess Court : the Kitchen Garden and Fruit Garden in 6 divisions : the Mellon Garden : the Great Terrace with its divisions : the Bowling Green with its walks : the Lower Wilderness and Plantation : the House Park : Bushey Park.
Kensington.
The long Terrace to the north : the Bowling Green : the Garden of Dwarfs : the Long Walk at the head with the several divisions down to the Canal : the old ground as now made and when finished : the divisions of houses and greens : (the Kitchen Garden and long slip as above not included "and not any kitchen garden crops raised in these divisions of gardening, they being that part which was laid down by the late King, only the old gardener had his allowance of 40l. a year salary, which is not taken notice of here.")
Windsor.
The great new Plantation at Windsor to be cultivated and managed as follows :
the border next the wall where the fruit trees are : the other border where the dwarf fruit trees are : all spruce firs to be clipped once a summer : the several gardens to the House in the Great Park.
Newmarket.
The several little gardens as now made and planted. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 78. Money Book XVIII, pp. 269-273.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 300l. per an. to Anne Smith as from June 24 last : as a Maid of Honour. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 79.
Establishment under the royal sign manual for fire and candle for Portsmouth Garrison : total establishment not to exceed 500l. per an. : ut supra p. 691 : as from June 24 last. Ibid., pp. 80-1.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to pay several bankers' annuities conformable to a certificate [missing] from the Auditor of the Receipt : representing assignations, or inheritances or other changes of ownership in the said annuities. Money Book XVIII, p. 276.
Money warrant for 149l. 15s. 0d. to Jezreel Jones for attendance on the Ambassador from the Emperor of Morocco : including 9 weeks' subsistence from Friday June 1 to Aug. 3 inst. at 5l. per week ; 55l. for coach hire from May 1 to Aug. 3 ; 22l. 15s. 0d. for extraordinary coach hire and attendance 28 June at St. Pauls rejoicing and likewise to go to Windsor to congratulate her Majesty upon the glorious victory ; 8l. 12s. 6d. for entertaining the Ambassador and his retinue at Windsor and 13l. for the expenses of 6 of the Moors of the Ambassador's retinue from Falmouth and Plymouth when they came with the French Protestant slaves from Plymouth. (Money order dated Aug. 27 hereon). Ibid., p. 278. Order Book VI, p. 507. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 168.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Nicholas to pay the following as royal bounty "pursuant to her Majesty's pleasure to me signified."
£ s. d.
Peter Paul Gendrault 107 10 0
Eliz. Collier 25 0 0
the widow of William Christian 25 0 0
Katherine Talbot, relict of Capt. Hen. Talbot 30 0 0
Lewis de la Prade, Minister of the French Church at Wapping, to discharge arrears of rent for the French Church 20 0 0
Margaret, Countess Dowager of Marlborough 50 0 0
Ann Mauclere widow 25 0 0
Dorothy Wansborough 20 0 0
£302 10 0
Money Book XVIII, p. 265.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to make allowances as follow to Edmund Dummer on his contract for the West India pacquet boats viz. (1) in his account for the year ended Jan. 25 last 400l. 7s. 10d. "to equal the rate for the port of letters to and from the West Indies to the rate of letters passing between England and Portugal" (2) the like rate for the future for all letters taken by the enemy or sunk, as also the freight of passengers similarly taken or lost (3) to make no deduction for deficiency between Jan. 25 last and Oct. 25 next. (4) thenceforward to deduct the deficiency of 8000l. for the postage of letters and freight of passengers out of said Dummer's quarterly payments until the whole deficiency for the first two years of his contract be made up.
Appending : report by said Postmasters General on said Dummer's memorial. Mr. Dummer is obliged by his contract with this Office for providing 5 vessels for correspondence between England and the West India Islands to reduce the yearly sum of 12,500l. (agreed to be paid [to] him by 4 equal quarterly payments for maintaining the said vessels) to the certain annual charge of 4500l. : and upon an account to be made up at the end of the first year if the income by letters and passengers did not amount to 8000l. then the deficiency was to be deducted from the last quarter's payment of the first year, if sufficient ; otherwise, out of the first quarter's payment of the succeeding year.
On our report on his first memorial upon the prospect of a deficiency likely to happen the first year of the sum of 8000l. Your Lordship directed us (by your warrant of Oct. [sic for Dec.] 11 last supra p. 497) to pay him the full sum payable to him on the said contract on the 25th Jan. last without making any abatement or deduction for the deficiency which shall appear at that time and that the said deduction instead of being made out of the payment due at that time should be made out of the half year's payment due and ending the 25th July instant, notwithstanding anything in the contract to the contrary [which said warrant had the effect of respiting until the 25th inst. the deduction of the first year's deficiency of 8000l.].
What has been received for the port of letters and freight of management in the first year of the contract ending Jan. 25 last amounts to 4449l. 1s. 0d. whereby it appears there hath been a deficiency of 3550l. 19s. 0d. which Dummer by his contract is to answer to her Majesty.
By the contract the port of letters to and from the West Indies was to be advanced to the same rate as is received for letters passing between England and Portugal. But 2 mails happening to be sent to the West Indies and one to be received from thence before the warrant was signed by the Queen allowing us to advance [raise] and demand the said port we were not empowered to receive more than the former rates. The loss to Mr. Dummer thereby in the 2 mails outward amounted to 69l. 1s. 3¼d. and by letters received by our Deputy at Plymouth for the West Indies to 14l. 7s. 6¾d. and by the mail homeward bound to 316l. 19s. 0d. or in all 400l. 7s. 10d. We think it reasonable to allow him this sum towards the deficiency of 8000l. for the first year and then the [said] deficiency will be 3150l. 11s. 2d.
The reason of this great deficiency in the first year has been his not being able to [put] his boats into that readiness and order as it is hoped they will be for the future ; by which means there have sometimes gone 3 mails in one boat at a time, "which has been the occasion of fewer letters being sent than otherwise would have been and likewise of our receiving here fewer mails from the West Indies."
As to his demand of allowance for port of letters and freight of passengers in pacquet boats cast away or taken by the enemy we think it reasonable he be allowed same and we should have had no objection to such a clause being inserted in the contract.
In regard to the great expense he has been at in building so many new vessels for this service and that 2 of his boats have been lately lost "the supplying of which has been chargeable to him" we do not object to prolonging to Jan. 25 next the deduction of the deficiency for the first year which stands respited as above to the 25 inst., provided that an account be at that time made up of the first 2 years of his contract and that the deficiency of 8000l. for the first year and 8000l. for the second year be deducted together from the payment due to be made to him on the said 25 Jan. next and in case the same should not be sufficient, then out of the succeeding quarters till the whole deficiency be made up.
At the time the agreement was concluded with Mr. Dummer for the West India correspondence there were 2 boats then at sea which had been fitted out at the Queen's charge, the said service being then upon [the Queen's] account and not upon contract. But to avoid any confusion in making up the whole account to the commencement of Dummer's contract we agreed that he should be allowed the benefit of the letters and passengers returning home by the said vessels, he taking upon him all the charges of wages, victuals, wear and tear and hazard of the sea or enemy from the 25th Jan. 1704-5 the commencement of his contract. We have accordingly given him credit for the same. Money Book XVIII, pp. 266-9.
Letter of direction for 345l. 13s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces : out of malt surplus anno 1702 : to satisfy divers respits on the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons between 1701-2 March 16 and 1702 Oct. 24 which respits were removed by royal warrant of 1704 May 8. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 158.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Fownes Esq. for leave to surrender to William Long the stewardship of divers manors in co. Somerset, which office the said Long executes by deputation from the petitioner. Reference Book VIII, p. 235.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 476l. 18s. 10½d. to the clothiers who supplied the clothing and accoutrements for the detachment of 400 men which was made in Nov. 1705 from the Forces in Ireland and shipped for Newfoundland but after they had been 3 months on board and put to sea they were forced back again and then countermanded, and on their return so much of the clothing was lost by the death of the men who had the same and by other misfortunes as came to the value of 476l. 18s. 10½d. out of the total clothing of 784l. 8s. 10½d. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 408.
Same to same for 250l. per an. each to Lieut. Col. William Culliford and Major William Oglethorpe of Charles, Lord Mohun's Regiment, to be placed on the military list of pensions Ireland as from Lady day last : the said Regiment being ordered to Catalonia and it is thought fit to supersede said Officers in regard to their infirmities. Ibid., p. 409.
Same to same for 100l. each to Sir Henry Echlin, a Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, for the allowance of the late Chief Baron who died about Xmas last, whereby Echlin has ever since (as Second Baron) had the care and charge of the [Exchequer] Court upon him and executed the same for 3 terms past. Ibid.
100l. to Richard Freeman, Chief Baron of the said Court, being the allowance of the Chief Baron from the death of his predecessor to the commencement of his own patent. Ibid.
Same to same for a half pay pension of 3s. a day as from Lady day last to Capt. Arthur Gore, a member of the House of Commons in Ireland, who served in the Earl of Donegal's Regiment and was put on half pay at the disbanding thereof at the late Peace but having been misrepresented as one who refused to go to the West Indies he was struck off the list of half pay : all in accordance with the address of the House of Commons in Ireland. Ibid., p. 410.
Same to same for a half pay pension of 2s. a day to Lieut. George Holmes who has served near 40 years and went from Ireland to Portugal as a Lieut, in Lord Mountjoy's Regiment where he continued till by age and heat of the country he became almost blind and incapable of serving and is a great object of charity. Ibid.
Same to same to restore to half pay Capt. Thomas White and Capt. John Murray who were Londonderry officers and served with very good characters during the whole war of Ireland but were formerly struck off the establishment of half pay but on examination their case was found to be unjustly represented. Ibid., p. 413.
Same to same for 3s. a day half pay allowance to Capt. Richard Hill "who is very well recommended to us and hath been long a Captain." Ibid., p. 433.
August 5. J. Taylour [in the absence of William Lowndes] to Sir Christopher Wrenn to effect the repairs with all despatch in the Earl of Bridgewater's lodgings at St. James's according to the Queen's pleasure : not exceeding your estimate of 600l. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 235.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Col. Handasyde to the Admiralty relating to a considerable sum of prize money in Jamaica belonging to her Majesty and which the said Colonel proposes to use there to supply the Navy. (A like letter on the 7th inst. to the Prizes Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 236.
August 6. Same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare for declaration the account of John Brewer as Receiver General for Prizes ; for one year ended 24 June last. Ibid., p. 239.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transportation of the petition of John Nutin, late Receiver and Paymaster of the Transports, shewing that by the state of his account he is indebted 2149l. 6s. 5d. to the Crown, in discharge whereof he alleges that 1995l. is in the hands of Mr. Barker, Deputy [Queen's] Remembrancer : therefore praying that his account may pass on depositing a further 400l. Reference Book VIII, p. 236.
August 7. Letter of direction for 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : and is intended for bills of exchange and imprests and to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 157.
Same for 12,874l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on Malt anno 1706 : and to be for services as follow : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain
for levy money to Col. Roger Townsend for a Regiment of Foot of 658 private men to be raised by him 1974 0 0
for ditto for 4 Regiments of 550 men each to be raised by Lord Lovelace, Lord Tunbridge, Col. Thomas Stanwix and Sir Roger Bradshaw 6600 0 0
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1706
for 61 days' subsistence in advance to the Regiments of Lord Mordaunt, Brigadier Farrington and Brigadier Macartney from 1706 Aug. 24 to Oct. 23 at 9l. 9s. 6d. per day each Regiment 1729 7 0
for extraordinaries of the war not provided for by Parliament
for the French Regiments going on the Expedition under Earl Rivers 2570 13 0
£12874 0 0
Ibid.
Same for 1867l. 5s. 4¼d. to same : out of loans on the eighth 4s. Aid anno 1705 : for services as follow viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705
for Lord Coningsby, Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland, to satisfy the demands of several Colonels for the clothes of men drafted out of their Regiments for the service of Portugal and is to complete 1518l. 11s. 4d. less 106l. 5s. 11¾d. for the exchange thereon between England and Ireland at 7 per cent. : same being to be reimbursed to the Crown by being charged on the respective Regiments in Portugal which received the said drafts 1412 5
for Brigadier General Shrimpton for 182 days' pay to 1705 Dec. 23 273 0 0
in part of the order of 1705 April 7 for the service of Gibraltar
for the said Shrimpton for the like days' pay as Governor of Gibraltar 182 0 0
£1867 5
Ibid.
August 7. J. Taylour ( absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes enclosing an anonymous letter [missing] offering a discovery of frauds in the Duties on Marriages and Houses. Please put an advertisement in the Gazette accordingly. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 236.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Hume et al. praying that their salaries for examining the vouchers of payments on Annuities at the Exchequer may be satisfied out of the [Excise] surplusage of 3700l. a week. Ibid.
August 8. Treasury reference to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Warters of the petition of the Duke of Bolton for remission of the Lord Admiral's tenth[s] and port charges and other incidents on the condemnation of prize brandy out of the Mary Ann of St. Valery, said brandy having been destroyed by fire. Reference Book VIII, p. 236.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Auditor Edward Harley to prepare for declaration the account of Benjamin Overton, late Warden of the Mint, for salaries and contingents for half a year ended at Lady day 1696.
Prefixing : state of said account (total charge 932l. 10s. 0d. total discharge 743l. 2s. 9d. remains 189l. 7s. 3d.). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 573.
August 12. Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 158.
August 13. Same for 2000l. to John Tailer, Deputy to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands : out of Civil List moneys : as in part of the second 20,000l. for buildings at Woodstock, Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Morrice. The Lord Treasurer is very well satisfied with your great care about sending up the subsistence to her Majesty's Forces and is of opinion with you that if the war continues on the frontier of Navarre the best way to supply them will be by way of Lisbon.
As a direction at what price you shall pay the dollar the Lord Treasurer cannot give order therein until you propose what rate you think most equal. Take care to adjust the matter of the 100,000 pieces of Eight lent by her Majesty to the King of Spain in the manner agreed upon, to wit by deducting it out of her Majesty's subsidy to the King of Portugal for this present year. You and the Consul at Lisbon are to be very watchful and vigilant in all such things at the Court of Portugal until the arrival of Mr. Methuen as Envoy there. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 237.
Same to Mr. Sweet. The Lord Treasurer is informed that some bills drawn by Lord Galway from Madrid July 4 last on Baron Souasso at the Hague will be in some danger of a protest for want of proper advices concerning the same. As he would by no means have the bills dishonoured you are to take especial care herein and to supply Baron Suasso (who has no effects of Lord Galway in his hands) with money to answer same. What you pay on this account will be imprested to Mr. Brydges. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the proposal of John Montague, Solicitor for the Stamp Duties, to wit for advancing and preserving that revenue and praying a reward for an advance already made therein. Reference Book VIII, p. 237.
August 14. Money warrant for 330l. to the Clerks et al. of the House of Commons as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to Culverwell Needler, clerk assistant attending said House for his extraordinary pains during the last session of Parliament 100 0 0
to John Hooks, George Coles, James Courthope and Hicks Burrough, four under clerks attending said House, for like pains in engrossing bills, etc. 200 0 0
to Thomas Smith, Housekeeper to said House, for same in keeping clean the said House 30 0 0
£330 0 0
(Three separate money orders dated Aug. 17 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 274. Order Book VI, pp. 505-6. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 158.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for half a year to June 24 last : total 640l. : likewise of the incidents bill, detailed, of same for one year to same date, total 310l. 2s. 5d. Money Book XVIII, pp. 274, 275.
Money warrant for 400l. to William Borret upon account for Crown Law suits. (Money order dated Aug. 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 275. Order Book VI, p. 507. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 166.
Letter of direction for 8542l. 19s. 2¾d. to Thomas Lloyd, the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : 8526l. 19s. 2¾d. thereof being to clear the debt in the Office of the Works for the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec. 1705 and the remaining 16l. for Capt. Studholme for a bill for repairs of the road between Datchet Ferry and Old Windsor in 1705. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 159.
Same for 5950l. 10s. 5d. to Edward Nicholas : out of same : to satisfy pensions and allowances directed by the Queen for last June 24 quarter. Ibid.
Same for 852l. 11s. 1d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of same : and is to be applied to discharging the debt for works done at Windsor Castle in Oct., Nov. and Dec. 1705. Ibid., p. 160.
J. Taylour [in the absence of William Lowndes] to the Deputy [Queen's] Remembrancer. Why has process not issued against the persons set in super in the respective accounts of the late Paymasters of Ireland ? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 237.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Gibbons concerning a debt owing to him. Ibid., p. 238.
Same to Mr. Breton to give notice to the Earl of Westmorland and other Commissioners [for Dover Harbour] to attend the Lord Treasurer on Tuesday next concerning your account of said harbour. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley to prepare for declaration the account of the Duke of Somerset as Master of the Horse ; to wit for extraordinaries of the Stables from April 1704 to April 1706. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Stocker and John Barker praying a grant of a third part of goods to be recovered which belonged to Kidd and other pirates in the West Indies. Ibid.
August 14, 15, 22. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Legg as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Benjamin Smith.
Benjamin Smith as a same in the superior list ibid, loco William Alford.
William Alford as a tidesurveyor ibid, loco Charles Robertson dismissed.
Robert Vaughan as a weigher in Hull port loco Jam. Hill.
William Deere as waiter and searcher at Aberthaw in Swansea port loco William Roberts.
James Carr as a riding officer at Staithes in Whitby port loco John Beckett deceased.
George Misson as waiter and searcher at Spights and the bays adjacent in the island of Barbados loco Fran. Hall deceased.
Robert Wilkinson as a tidesman and boatman in Boston port loco Michael Willson dismissed.
Thomas Thorpe as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco John Streather deceased.
John Elleston, Darcy Conyers, John Graham and Jonathan Brampston as tidesmen in Hull port ; it being represented by Mr. Mason, collector of Hull, "that the service of that port often requires the employment of several extraordinary tidesmen whose pay of 18d. a day when on duty is so mean a subsistence that they lie under great temptations of being corrupted, especially by reason of the situation of that port which is such that the surveyors cannot inspect their actions but at certain times of the tide" ; wherefore the Customs Commissioners think best to lay aside all the extraordinary tidesmen as being inhabitants interested in the town and too much influenced by the traders there : and in lieu thereof to establish 4 other tidesmen as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 439, 440, 441, 445.
August 14. Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of William Tirrey on behalf of himself and the rest of the owners of the ship Prince of Orange which was hired by the said Commissioners 11 April 1702 but the account thereof could not be passed for 2 years by reason the land officers had not signed the same and petitioners have lost their course of payment, and 2000l. and upwards due for that service is placed to be paid one of the last of the second [book or] establishment [of the Transport debt] : therefore praying that same may be placed on the first [book or] Establishment. Reference Book VIII, p. 237.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of John Moody for payment of 363l. 3s. 8d. which he disbursed for provisions and other necessaries for the fort at Newfoundland in Sept. 1704 when the French attacked the same, as also for payment of his whole pay from 1704 Xmas to 1705 Nov. 1 ; as without particular order he cannot receive same without abatement for respits of several men wanting within the said time "although he received no part of the pay of the Company." Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Thomas Webster of a piece of waste ground or woodland in the Hay or the Walk called Epping Walk in Waltham Forest ut supra p. 722.
Prefixing : Constat 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. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 539-40, 581.
August 15. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Paul Methuen as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal : as from Aug. 1 inst. : the privy seal of Feb. 20 last for his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy being hereby to cease and determine. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 89.
Same for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to John Chetwynd as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy : as from Aug. 1 inst. Ibid., p. 91.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse to the Queen : out of Civil List moneys : for the extraordinaries of the Stables. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 159.
Same for 70,705l. 4s. 0¾d. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : for services as follows viz. :
£ s. d.
in part of 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706
for 30 days' subsistence Sept. 24 next to Oct. 23 next to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Forces composing said 40,000 men 58930 0
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1706
for the like subsistence 11775 3 6
£70705 4
Ibid., p. 160.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded praying an allowance of salary for themselves and officers from 1700 June 1 to 1706 June 24 amounting to 7856l. Reference Book VIII, p. 237.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Clennel, late sheriff of Northumberland, to be discharged from the verdict against him for the escape of William Lawson in his custody for a fine for exporting wool ; petitioner having a large family and having been at above 600l. expense in his shrievalty. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Abra. Thacker for a stamper's place loco Charles Rawson who is willing to resign. Ibid., p. 238.