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|William Lowndes to Auditor Jett to make out and send to the Treasury Lords a state of the manor of Richmond, distinguishing therein the annual reserve rents and the certain and casual profits arising therefrom to the Crown, how or whether the same have been received and accounted for, for several years past, and how they may be regularly brought in charge and answered to the Crown for the future. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 148.|
Same to Mr. Cholmley, the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. I have read to my Lords your report on the petition of Mrs. Robinson touching the new lease which she desires of several offices in Rockingham Forest. My Lords direct you to reconsider same and propose what fine you think reasonable. Ibid., pp. 148, 151.
|Jan. 2.||Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Jonathan Symonds as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XXV, p. 3.|
Money warrant for 109l. 12s. 0d. to John Thornton, Esq., as in full of his extraordinary charges, not detailed, and service as Clerk of the Crown for the County Palatine of Lancaster, at the time the late Commissions of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery (for trying the Rebels taken at Preston) were executing at Liverpool. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 160. Disposition Book XXIII, pp. 246, 248.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain of the Household: for last Xmas quarter on his allowance or salary. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 161. Order Book IX, p. 340. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 248.
Same for 25l. to Anthony Corbiere for same quarter on his allowance for his extraordinary service performed in the Treasury. (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 161. Order Book IX, p. 336. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 246.
Same for 20,000l. to Samuel Edwards, Geo. Jerman and John Stockwell, Paymasters in this behalf [i.e., Paymasters of Interest on Exchequer Bills]: as imprest and upon account to pay interest on Exchequer Bills to the Tellers of the Receipt (for so much paid by them at the rate of 2 pence a day per 100l. to the payers or lenders of said Bills at the Receipt) or to any holders of said Bill on which six months' interest or more shall be due, although the said Bills shall not have circulated through his Majesty's revenues or taxes in manner as the said interest is appointed to be paid by the Acts for enabling the Bank to exchange Exchequer Bills. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 161. Order Book IX, p. 342.
|Jan. 2.||Treasury warrant to Horatio Walpole, senr., and Francis Haws, Receivers General of Customs, to pay 65l. to Mark Frecker for the service and pains for last Xmas quarter of himself and several clerks employed in making up books containing the accounts of the income and issues of the Customs and other public revenues and taxes in the quarter between Michaelmas and Xmas 1716. Money Book XXV, p. 162.|
Money warrant for 200l. to Stephen Poyntz for half a year to Xmas last on an annuity of 400l. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 163. Order Book IX, p. 337. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 245.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, not detailed, of the General Letter Office and Penny Post Office for last Xmas quarter: totals respectively 2,039l. 5s. 6d. and 529l. 14s. 5¼d. Money Book XXV, p. 162.
Money warrant for 1716 Xmas quarter to the Bedchamber as follows:
250l. to the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, viz. Charles, Duke of Richmond; Charles, Duke of Grafton; Charles, Earl of Selkirk; John, Lord Carteret; Lionel, Earl of Dorset; James, Earl of Berkeley; Henry, Earl of Lincoln; Charles, Earl of Manchester; John, Earl of Stair, and George, Earl of Orkney.
125l. each to the Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz. George Fielding, Charles Howard, Henry Cornwall, Phillip Honywood, James Dormer, James Tyrrell, William Carr and Sir Gustavus Hume.
(Money orders dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 163. Order Book IX, p. 341. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 248.
|[?]||Same for 119l. 18s. 9d. to the officers of the Ordnance, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 557, for 1716 Xmas quarter on their respective patent fees. Money Book XXV, p. 125.|
|Jan. 2.||Same for 608,000l. to the South Sea Company or to Robert Knight their Cashier, whereof 600,000l. is for one year from 1716 Dec. 25 on the Augmented Fund upon the increase of their stock to 10,000,000l. pursuant to the Act 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 21; and the remaining 8,000l. is for charges of management within the same year. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 164. Order Book IX, p. 343.|
Same for 496l. to William, Lord Cadogan, late Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and Plenipotentiary in the Netherlands; for 62 days on his ordinaries of 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary, to wit from 1716 June 24 to Aug. 25, from which day his allowances as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General are to commence. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 165. Order Book IX, p. 350. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
|Jan. 2.||Same for 310l. to Edward Wortley, alias Montague, which with 910l. issued to him by way of advance is for 122 days from 30 May 1716, when he departed out of the presence, to Sept. 29 following, on his ordinary of 10l. a day as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Grand Signior. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 165. Order Book IX, p. 352. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.|
Same for 776l. to George Bubb for 97 days 1716 June 24 to Sept. 29 on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary to the Catholic King. (The money order and letter of direction hereon include the two sums of 150l. for a bill of extraordinaries between 7 June and 7 Sept. 1716 in said service, the royal warrant for which is dated Jan. 14, see infra, p. 98; and 127l. 10s. 0d. for his Majesty's especial service as by the royal warrant of Jan. 14, infra, p. 98: thus making a total of 1,053l. 10s. 0d.) Money Book XXV, p. 165. Order Book IX, p. 350. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 485l. to Hen. D'Avenant for 97 days from 1716 June 24 to Sept. 29 on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. (Money order dated Jan. 8 and letter of direction dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 165. Order Order Book IX, p. 351. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 485l. to Sir Richard Vernon, bart., for same time on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 165. Order Book IX, p. 351. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 560l. to Henry Worsley, Esq., whereof 485l. is for same quarter on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal and the remaining 75l. is in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries 1715–16 March 1 to 1716 June 1 in that service. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV. p. 165. Order Book IX, p. 351. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 655l. to Horatio Walpole, Esq., whereof 485l. is for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Minister and Plenipotentiary to the States General; and the remaining 170l. is in satisfaction of a bill of extraordinaries between 1716 May 25 and Aug. 25 in that service.
Appending: said bill of extraordinaries:
|for postage of letters||90|
|for Intelligence of all [sorts]||46|
|for stationery ware||14|
|paid Mr. Renard of Amsterdam by the directions of Visct. Townshend, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, for money expended by him in gratifying several officers of the Admiralty at Amsterdam for searching and inspecting ships to prevent arms and ammunition being transported into Scotland for the service of the Pretender||20|
|Together with: Secretary P. Methuen's allowance dated Whitehall 1716 Dec. 22 of said bill. “I allow the first three articles of this bill amounting to 150l. for three months [as being] pursuant to the Regulation [of Ambassadorial extraordinaries]; and finding that Mr. Walpole had directions from my Lord Townshend for the service mentioned in the fourth article I do likewise allow the 20l. charged in the said article.” (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, pp. 165, 167. Order Book IX, p. 352. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.|
|Jan. 2.||Money warrant for 629l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Jackson, whereof 291l. is for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident at the Court of Sweden; and the remaining 338l. 10s. 0d. is in satisfaction of two bills of extraordinaries from 1 May 1716 to 1 Nov. following in that service as allowed by Secretary Methuen [sic? Secretary Stanhope]. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 166. Order Book IX, p. 353. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.|
Same for 291l. to Cyrill Wich for same quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 166. Order Book IX, p. 352. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 366l. to James D'Ayrolle, whereof 291l. is for same quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the Republic of Genoa; and the remaining 75l. is in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries from 16 June 1716 to Sept. 16 following in that service; as allowed by Secretary Methuen. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 166. Order Book IX, p. 352. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 591l. to William Leathes, whereof 291l. is for same quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day as his Majesty's Resident in the Austrian Low Countries (Austrian Netherlands); and the remaining 300l. is in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries from 20 Sept. 1715 to 20 Sept. 1716 as late Secretary at Brussels and as his Majesty's Resident aforesaid.
Appending: said bill dated Brussels 20 Sept. 1716, old style, of extraordinaries:
|paid for pens, ink, paper and other stationery ware||100|
|for newspapers, Intelligence &c.||50|
|for postage of letters as well from England as foreign parts||150|
|Together with: Secretary Townshend's allowance dated Hampton Court 26 Oct. 1716 hereof. “I allow this bill as being according to the Regulation.” (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, pp. 166, 168. Order Book IX, p. 353. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.|
|Jan. 2.||Same for 391l. to Alexander Cunningham, whereof 291l. is for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the Republic of Venice; and the remaining 100l. is in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries from 1716 June 16 to Sept. 16 following in the said service. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 166. Order Book IX, p. 351. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.|
Same for 194l. to Thomas Crauford for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his ordinary of 40s. a day as Secretary to the Embassy to the most Christian King. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 166. Order Book IX, p. 353. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 125l. to Don Juan Baptista Uzardi for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his salary or allowance as Secretary for soliciting the concerns of his Majesty's subjects at the Court of Madrid. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 167. Order Book IX, p. 352. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 803l. 5s. 1d. to Samuel Thompson, Esq., whereof 150l. is for same quarter on his salary or allowance of 600l. per an. as his Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Algiers; and the remaining 653l. 5s. 1d. is in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries between 10 Feb. 1715–16 and 10 Aug. 1716 in that service: as allowed by Secretary Methuen pursuant to the Prince of Wales's special command.
Appending: said bill:
|Duties paid at the Pasque of Corvand [Corban] as is always accustomary||36||15||0|
|presents to the Secretary and others in the King's [Sultan's] house as was always done by my predecessors||42||12||0|
|presents to the Admiral and sea Captains||51||0||0|
|presents to others as occasion happens||16||0||0|
|Mr. Holmes, the chaplain, half a year's salary||50||0||0|
|postage of letters||2||15||0|
|paid for the redemption of six Danes by order of Sir James Wishart August 1714 and now ordered to be charged to these extraordinaries by his Majesty as signified to me by Mr. Stanhope in his letter of 25 June 1716 as per account annexed, viz. 2,000 pieces of Eight at 54½ pence [sterling] per piece of Eight, as is allowed to the remitters to Port Mahon||453||3||4|
|Together with: Secretary P. Methuen's allowance dated Hampton Court 28 Sept. 1716 of said bill. “I allow the first six articles of this bill amounting to 199l. 2s. 0d., and he having been directed by his Majesty's order to redeem the six Danish slaves as set forth in the last article amounting to 453l. 3s. 4d. I allow the same by his Royal Highness's special command.”|
(Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, pp. 167, 168. Order Book IX, p. 352. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
|Jan. 2.||Money warrant for 95l. to Benjamin Lodington for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his salary or allowance of 390l. per an. as his Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Tripoly. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 167. Order Book IX, p. 353. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.|
Same for 1,300l. to John, Earl of Stair, for 13 weeks from 18 Sept. 1716 to 18 Dec. following on his ordinary of 100l. a week as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Most Christian King. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 167. Order Book IX, p. 349. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 185l. 6s. 9d. to John Hillersden, late Sheriff of Co. Bucks, for the overpayments in his account ended Michaelmas 1715; same having been caused by payments for apprehending William Lamford, James Lamford and Thomas Page for robbing on the highway and Thomas Parish for burglary.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said surplusage. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 7 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 199. Order Book IX, p. 263. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 266.
Letter of direction for 5,000l. to Casper Frederick Henning: without account: for the use of his Majesty's Privy Purse. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 245.
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|Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Kay as a tidesman in the superior list, London port, loco Henry Cook, deceased.|
Thomas Curtis as a same in the inferior list, ibid., loco said Kay.
Nath. Cliff as a tidesman in Hull port loco William Wadman, deceased.
John Huntingdon as riding surveyor between Hull and Howden to prevent the running of goods up that river: warrant dated Jan. 3: prefixing: presentment dated 1716 Dec. 31.
George Savage as a tidesman in Plymouth port loco Hugh Piper, deceased: warrant dated Jan. 9.
Edward Ellis as a tidesman in Newcastle port loco William Hebden, deceased.
James Hustler [sic] as deputy to James Hustler [sic] as a King's waiter, London port.
John Bowes as tidesurveyor at Howden Pans in Newcastle port loco William Rowe; (Nicholas Lampton, who was directed to have that place by a warrant of Dec. 20 last declining to accept of the same): warrant dated Jan. 14.
Adam Dunkerly as a landcarriageman in London port loco Philip Bowen, preferred: warrant dated Jan. 16.
Thomas Skelton as a tidesman in Newcastle port loco George Goodall, deceased.
John Evans as a weighing porter, London port, loco Francis Gould, deceased.
Edward Hurst as riding officer at Werden Point upon the coast of Sussex loco Gerrard Reeves, deceased: warrant dated Jan. 15.
Philip Bowen as surveyor of the Keys [Quays] in London port: at 100l. per an.: warrant dated Jan. 16.
Prefixing: memorial of the Customs Commissioners proposing the establishing of such an officer for the accommodation of trade in the despatch of merchants, to see that the several officers belonging to the water side do duly attend on the quays at the times required by laws to prevent clandestine shipping or unshipping and embezzlements and frauds. His duty to be daily to walk from Key to Key at such times as he shall be directed by us and to give us an account of [such] attendance or neglect: and proposing said Bowen for said office.
John Wheeler as a watchman in London port loco John Chapman, who is to be forthwith dismissed: warrant dated Jan. 18.
George Shipton as a weigher in London port loco Samuel Scot, whose deputation is directed to be superseded.
Robert Trevers as waiter and searcher at Cardigan loco Thomas Howell, dismissed.
Peter Shepherd as riding surveyor at Ingermills in Boston port loco James Horton, deceased: warrant dated Jan. 24.
Ralph Grainge as a boatman at Wilcove in Plymouth port loco John Hore, deceased: warrant dated Jan. 29.
Michael Wood as a weigher in Chester port loco Bernard Feilding. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421.
|Jan. 2.||Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Samuel Lynn for extension of lease of his house in Spring Garden which was burned down by the late fire there: as an encouragement for him to rebuild same. Reference Book IX, p. 302.|
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mary Goddard, widow of John Goddard, and Elizabeth Goddard, his infant daughter and heir of the said John, who was security for John Sansom, late Collector of Customs of Bristol port, praying to be discharged from his bond; the debt charged on said Sansom being for arrears due before the said Goddard became bound. Ibid., p. 303.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners enclosing (a) infra from Secretary Methuen with an information against several officers of Excise and Leather Duties in Cos. Stafford and Worcester. You are to take care instantly to dismiss Tibbetts and Cotter, Excise officers at Stourbridge, and Dobson, supervisor at Kidderminster. (A like letter to the Commissioners of Hides similarly to dismiss Charles Squibb.)
Prefixing: (a) Secretary P. Methuen dated Whitehall 1716 Dec. 20 to the Treasury Lords enclosing the information (a). It is his Royal Highness's pleasure [as Guardian of the Kingdom] that the Treasury Lords give the necessary directions for an enquiry into the premises.
(b) Information by way of affidavit by Benjamine Bridgin of Stourbridge, clothier, Joseph Carpenter of Stourbridge, tanner, and Henry Hannam of Stourbridge, Surveyor of the Duties on hides and skins. First, the said Hannam maketh oath that Thomas Tibbetts and James Cotter of Stourbridge, surveyors of the Excise of ale and beer there (together with Charles Squib, who now resides at Wolverhampton and is supervisor of the Duties on hides and skins), and John Dobson of Kidderminster, supervisor of the said Duties of ale and beer, did on the 1st Nov. last in the Great Parlour in the Talbot Inn in Stourbridge in a very solemn manner drink the Pretender's health there by the name of James the Third, and this deponent went into the said room where they were, whereupon they immediately began to drink and did each of them drink the same health as aforesaid and then caused this deponent (who was then in drink) to do the same, though very much against his inclination. And the said Bridgin and Carpenter make oath that they have known said Hannam for two years, viz. almost ever since he came to live in Stourbridge, and do (with all those in Stourbridge who are well wishers of the Government) look upon Hannam to be the best officer they ever knew and the most loyal to King George. Out Letters (General) XXII, pp. 149–50.
|Jan. 2.||Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a messuage or tenement in Richmond, Co. Surrey, in order to a new lease thereof to Stephen Child who is entitled to the remainder of a term granted 9 Dec. 1703 to Joseph Ayloffe.|
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Child's petition, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 207. for said new lease. I rate a fine of 13l. for a 13 years' reversion at the old rent of 15l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 61.
Same to same for a same of several parcels of ground within the bailiwick of St. James's in order to a new lease thereof to Thomas Highmore.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Highmore's petition for same. One parcel lies on the north side of Jermyn Street with two tenements standing on it now or late in the possession of Thomas Gilbert and Thomas Clark, being together 41 feet in front by 58 foot. Another lies in Piccadilly on the south side thereof with two houses built thereon containing together 40 feet by 45 foot.
The residue of said ground lies together on the south side of Piccadilly whereon are standing seven tenements and an inn, being together 167 foot by 86, all in a very mean repair and will require rebuilding and are now worth at a rack rent 276l. per an.
I advise a ground rent of 2s. 6d. in the pound amounting to 34l. 10s. 0d. per an. for the additional term and a fine of 150l. Ibid., pp. 65–6.
Same to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland to pay to George Tilson, Esq., an additional salary of 50l. per an. for himself and clerks in consideration of increased trouble and charge of his office by reason of the several additional revenues put under the management of the Excise Commissioners since the establishment of his Office: the addition to commence as follows, viz. one fourth part thereof from the commencement of the New Duties of Excise [as by 8 Anne, c. 12, commencing from 25 March 1710], one fourth part from the commencement of the new Duties on candles [as by 9 Anne, c. 6, clause 11, commencing from 25 March 1711], one fourth part from the commencement of the Duties on hides and skins [as by 9 Anne, c. 12, commencing from 24 June 1711], and the remaining fourth part from the commencement of the Duties on starch, gold wire &c. [as by 10 Anne, c. 19, clause 48, commencing from 1 July 1712] and the Additional Duties on hides and skins [as by 10 Anne, c. 19, clause 1, commencing from 1 Aug. 1712]. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 16.
|Jan. 3.||Royal warrant dated St. James's, under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, to the Treasury Lords to pay 3,500l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 75. Order Book IX, p. 344. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 247.|
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to apply to the several and respective uses and purposes as follows the income of the Aggregate Fund for 1716 Xmas quarter in accordance with the Act 1 Geo. I., st. 2, c. 12, for establishing the General or Aggregate Fond for the Bank of England and others.
Prefixing: a state of the said Fond for said quarter:
|(1) Income or produce of said Fond between Michaelmas and Xmas 1716.|
from Two Thirds Tonnage and Poundage [as by 3–4 Anne, c. 3, made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30]
|from Duty on coffee, tea, chocolate &c. [as by 6–7 Wm. III, c. 7, made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30]||17,002||17||4|
|from Increased Duties on ditto [as by 3–4 Anne, c. 18, made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30]||26,689||13||8½|
|from Increased Duties on muslins, calicoes &c. [15 per cent. on wrought silk granted by 11–12 Wm. III, c. 3, and made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30]||22,479||5||3½|
|from Half Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage [as by 6 Anne, c. 73, made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30]||39,500||15||7|
|from the Surplus of the other moiety above what is sufficient to answer what is due to the quarter ended at Michaelmas  on 80,000l. per an. in Annuities anno 1708 [granted by 6 Anne, c. 48, and appropriated by 7 Anne, c. 30 and 12 Anne, c. 11]||19,349||9||11½|
|from 25l. per ton on French wines imported [by 7–8 Wm. III, c. 20, made part of the Aggregate Fund by 1 Geo. I, St. 2, c. 12]||5,697||16||8|
|from Plantation Duty [as by 25 Car. II, c. 7]||1,018||13||3½|
|from Duties on hops [as by 9 Anne, c. 13]||461||5||2|
|from Duties on foreign sail cloth [by 12 Anne, c. 12]||551||0||4|
|from Prize Duty from the Plantations [Duty on prize goods from the Plantations as by 10 Anne, c. 30]||182||2||9|
|from 25l. per ton on prize wines [by 6 Anne, c. 73, clause 11]||7||11||1|
|(b) The Fond is debtor as follows [and the abovesaid sum is hereby to be applied to the uses and services as follows accordingly, viz.]:|
|to the Deficiency at Michaelmas of the Fond granted for the Lottery anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 18]||10,615||2||2½|
|for interest at 2 pence per 100l. per diem on 4,561,025l. in Exchequer Bills uncancelled issue [outstanding] in this quarter||35,000||0||0|
|to the Bank of England on the allowance of 3 per cent. per an. for circulating the said [Exchequer Bills] for the said quarter||34,207||13||9|
|to ditto on the allowance of 45,000l. and 8,000l. per an. in consideration of their [the Bank of England cancelling or] making specie or exchanging all [any] the said Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand for the same quarter||13,250||0||0|
|to the Civil List for the same quarter||30,000||0||0|
|to the Annuities at 5 per cent.: the like||13,650||0||0|
|Balance is what remains towards cancelling Exchequer Bills in case there be no Deficiency unsatisfied on the 100,000l. and 106,501l. 13s. 5d. per an. payable to the Bank||17,267||12||11|
|Memorandum. The Deficiency of the 1714 Lottery Fund (if any) at Michaelmas yearly is by a clause in an Act of 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 21, to be made good out of any public moneys not appropriated to any particular use by any Act made before 12 Anne [13 Anne, c. 18], which established the said Lottery; and in default of such public moneys to make good such Deficiency within six months after the same shall happen then what shall be wanting in every such year is to be supplied out of the first Aid afterwards granted in Parliament by being transferred thereunto when granted without delay.|
Also by another Act 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 12, relating (amongst other things) to the enlarging the Fond for the Bank of England, wherein all the public unappropriated moneys from Michaelmas 1715 are directed to be applied to the uses and services in that Act declared, it is provided nevertheless that nothing therein contained shall hinder the making good of any Deficiency on the said Lottery Fund but that the same shall be satisfied out of any unappropriated moneys as if the Act last mentioned had not been made.
Money Book XXV, pp. 170–1.
|Jan. 3.||Money warrant for 800l. to Edmund Williamson and to the executors of William Vanbrugh, lately deceased, for their service and charge in executing a commission for stating the debts of the late King William III. pursuant to an Address from the House of Peers to the late Queen Anne [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVII, pp. 941–6]: to be satisfied out of the arrears of the said late King William's Civil List. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 10 hereon.) Ibid., p. 173. Order Book IX, p. 342. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 248.|
|Jan. 3.||Same for 3,250l., being 250l. each to Richard Grantham, George Treby, Arthur Ingram, George Gregory, Sir Richard Steele, Kt., Sir Henry Houghton, bart., Patrick Haldane, Sir Thomas Hales, bart., Robert Munro, Henry Cuningham, Dennis Bond, John Birch, Serjeant at Law, and Sir John Eyles, bart., Commissioners for enquiring into the estates of Traitors: and is for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on their salaries of 1,000l. per an. each. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1717 May 31 thereof.) Money Book XXV, p. 174. Order Book IX, p. 361.|
Money order for 54,600l. to Thomas Madocks, gent., the first and Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, as imprest and upon account, 53,950l. thereof to answer and pay all the annuities due and made payable by three Acts of 1 George I. (for enlarging the Fond of the said Bank [1 Geo. I, St. 2, c. 12]; for raising 910,000l. by 5 per cent. annuities [1 Geo. I, St. 2, c. 19]; and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company [1 Geo. I, St. 2, c. 21]) in one year from 29 Sept. 1716, and the remaining 650l. for the service of said Madocks and of the Accomptant General of the Bank of England in performing the duty and trust incumbent upon them by means of the said Acts. Order Book IX, p. 338.
Letter of direction for 750l. each to Paul Methuen and James Stanhope, Principal Secretaries of State: for secret service. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 245.
Same for 16l. 3s. 4d. to John Thorowkettle [? for 1716 Sept. 29, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 501, under date 1716 Oct. 1]. Ibid., p. 246.
Same for 5,610l. 17s. 9¼d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List money: and is intended to satisfy the debts in the Office of the Works at Michaelmas 1716 as follows: viz. respectively for
|the Tower of London||170||15||3½|
|Hampton Court House [or Palace]||1,100||8||1¾|
|Hampton Court Gardens||172||3||5|
|the Mews at Charing Cross||279||2||7|
|Ibid., p. 256.|
|Jan. 3.||William Lowndes to Auditor Harley enclosing a copy [missing, see supra, p. 1], of the minute “made when you were present” upon reading your state of Sir Henry Furnese's accounts together with the Treasury Lords' directions that you inform yourself of the matter therein and report thereon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 150.|
Same to Mr. Compton. My Lords find that a lease dated 1708 May 4 was made to yourself by the Dean and Canons of the Free Chapel of St. George in Windsor Castle of their garden, plat or piece of ground in Windsor lying towards the King's Garden on the east part for 21 years from Lady day 1708 at 12s. per an. rent: “and that the said lease was made to you in trust for her late Majesty” [Queen Anne]. As the said ground is necessary for his Majesty's service the Treasury Lords on his Majesty's behalf desire you to treat and agree with the said Deans and Canons for a new term of 21 years and that you surrender the remainder of the present term and accept such new lease in your own name for his Majesty's benefit: “and that you will please to certify their Lordships of your proceedings therein that they may give direction for defraying the charges necessary upon this occasion.” Ibid., p. 151.
The Treasury Lords to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests. By our order of Dec. 11 last you were required to produce to us for our inspection and perusal on the 13th of that month all the books and papers wherein you have since Xmas 1707 made entries of assignments, probates of wills, letters of administration and letters of Attorney by virtue whereof [any] moneys have been received from the Paymaster of any of the public Lotteries. Instead of complying therewith you attended us on Dec. 14 last with a representation dated Dec. 13 desiring to be excused from producing your books and papers. We have considered the said representation and taken the advice of the King's learned Counsel thereupon and find that such production to us for our perusal is absolutely necessary for the service of his Majesty and the public. We hereby peremptorily order and direct you at your utmost peril to produce and leave with us on Jan. 9 inst. the said books and papers. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 62.
Treasury warrant to the Salt Commissioners to establish the officers as follows.
Prefixing: memorial dated 1716 Nov. 29 from said Commissioners to the Treasury Lords. The Salt Duty Collector at Namptwich in Cheshire has signified to us that the proprietors of the old salt works in the said town have repaired one of the Wich-houses and set up one pan so that he believes they will work in a few days and there will be occasion for another officer. We desire to establish an officer for that Work at the usual salary of 40l. per an. Ibid.
The like warrant on the following memorial.
Prefixing. memorial dated 1716 Oct. 26 from same to same. At Margate and other places in the Isle of Thanet ships laden with foreign salt do sometimes touch and boats laden with fish and salt from the North Seas do constantly come, and herrings are shipped there for exportation. It is necessary to have an officer there for the Salt Duties to take care that none of the salt be landed without payment of Duty and that part of the tail of each fish be cut off to prevent the paying a drawback for them, and [the said officer to take care] to examine, gauge, mark and ascertain the quantity of the herrings to be shipped for exportation.
The collector of Topsham has signified to us that he believes it will be of great service to the revenue to have a watchman established at Powderham Works and another watchman at the works at Seaton, there being four works there which lie at a great distance from each other, too far asunder for one man to watch.
The collector of Leamington [Lymington] hath signified to us that there are about 1,000 bushels of salt in the Work at Warsash and that the officer being not able to watch it night and day it is very necessary to have a watchman there. We therefore desire an officer at Margate at the usual salary of 40l. per an., two watchmen for Topsham collection and one for Leamington [Lymington] at the usual salaries of 7s. a week each. Ibid., p. 63.
|Jan. 3.||The like warrant on the following memorial.|
Prefixing: memorial dated 1716 Dec. 21 from same to same. The collector and supervisor of [salt at] Middlewich has signified to us that it is necessary there should be a supernumerary officer established there to attend the [salt] works when there is extraordinary business, for while the officer is weighing within the house and 10, 20 or more horses at a time to be loaded it will be easy for the carriers to commit frauds, though the officers be never so careful, unless there be somebody to attend at the outside of the Work to see that they do not go off the Bank with no more horses or bags than are permitted and that they do not clandestinely increase the weight (which the officer that is weighing cannot always prevent); and to be ready to take an officer's books if he should be sick. We desire to establish such a supernumerary officer at the usual salary of 20l. per an. Ibid., pp. 63–4.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hopkins. My Lords grant you leave of absence to come to England, provided a sufficient number of Commissioners [of the Revenue] be left to carry on the business there. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 71.
|Jan. 4.||Royal letters patent constituting John, Duke of Roxburgh, as a Secretary of State loco Charles, Visct. Townshend, whose patent is hereby determined: with the annuity or annual rent of 100l. as from Dec. 13 last. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 147–8.|
Money warrant for 500l. to William Kennedy, thereto nominated by the Commissioners executing in Scotland the Act for enquiring into the estates of Traitors, Popish Recusants and estates given to superstitious uses: as imprest for the salaries of superior officers and for the incidents of said Commissioners. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 14 hereon; directing same to be paid out of moneys now in the Exchequer on the head of forfeitures on account of the late Rebellion.) Money Book XXV, p. 145. Order Book IX, p. 330. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 247.
[William Lowndes] to the Earl of Lincoln [Paymaster of the Forces] enclosing a memorial [missing] of Sir Matthew Decker for the pay of four Battalions supplied for his Majesty's service by the Bishop of Munster pursuant to the Treaty in that behalf dated 23 Dec. 1715. The Treasury Lords desire you to state the pay of the said Battalions according to the terms of said Treaty and to lay same before my Lords. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 247.
|Jan. 4.||William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to send to the Treasury Lords an account of what sums have been yearly charged by the respective [Land Tax] Acts of Parliament upon the palaces of Whitehall and St. James's for such years whereof the accounts are not yet cleared and particularly for the year 1716; and to distinguish therein how much is assessed, what collected thereon and what remains unassessed and what remains still in the Receiver's hands. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 151.|
[? Feb.] 4.
|Same to the Salt Commissioners. My Lords have received several informations against Jonathan Browne, Collector of Salt Duties at Nantwich, and the said Browne has presented to them a petition with several affidavits and papers in his justification. You are to report thereon to my Lords. Ibid., p. 161.|
|Jan. 4.||Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the salt officers employed in the various ports of Scotland (the Commissioners and officers employed in managing, accompting for and collecting his Majesty's revenues arising from the Duties on Scots salt), to wit for 1716 Dec. 25 quarter: total 642l. 2s. 3d. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 18–20.|
|Jan. 5.||Treasury reference to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], of the petition of William Wharam for extension of lease of certain tenements in Cock Yard and Jermyn Street to encourage him to re-build. Reference Book IX, p. 303.|
Same to same of the petition of Peircy Kirk, Esq., shewing that Charles II. in the 34th year of his reign granted the petitioner's father a parcel of ground and old shed and lodgings in or near that part of the palace of Whitehall where the old Bowling Green was formerly used; therefore praying a fresh lease thereof at the former rent of 10s. per an., there having been 1,600l. laid out upon the premises. Ibid.
|Jan. 6.||William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to send to my Lords an account of the amount paid for premiums for pitch, tar, timber and other naval stores brought from the West Indies or Scotland since the respective Acts in that behalf; distinguishing the several species, into what parts imported, how much for the Navy and how much for merchants. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 160.|
[? Feb. 7].
|Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Envoy of the King of Denmark concerning his baggage and complaining of a Customs officer named Home. You are to pass his goods with all civility and despatch. Ibid., p. 161.|
|Jan. 7.||Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Beverton shewing that he was convicted in Hilary term 1714 in 160l. for brandy coming to his hands; that the said information was made by persons unknown to him whom he can now prove to be very scandalous and disreputable and that he was never reputed a clandestine trader: that he has a large family and is unable to pay the fine: therefore praying examination of his case. Reference Book IX, p. 302.|
|Jan. 8.||Royal warrant dated St. James's, under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to acquit, exonerate and discharge Charles, Visct. Townshend, his heirs &c. of and from the quantity of 1,003 ounces of white plate delivered to him out of the Jewel Office by indenture dated 14 Sept. 1716 as a Principal Secretary of State, as appears by certificate of Robert Sedgwick, one of the officers of the Jewel Office. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 141.|
Money warrant for 185l. 5s. 0d. to the Mayor &c. of London for half a year to 1716 Xmas on the annuity of 370l. 10s. 0d. for the better support of the children of Christ's Hospital. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 130. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 248.
Treasury warrant to William Lechmere, Register and Comptroller of the Lotteries Nos. 1, 2 and 3 anno 1712, and to Thomas Jett, Paymaster of same, to pay and apply the sum of 77,384l. 13s. 1½d. in manner following:
|to complete the sum of 67,755l. 12s. 0d. for six months' interest due on 24 June 1716 on the principal sum of 2,258,520l. (being the principal sum in standing orders payable in Course on the said Lotteries)||19,681||14||8|
|towards answering the like sum of 67,755l. 12s. 0d. for [a further] six months' interest to 1716 Dec. 25 on the said principal sum (making a total interest of 135,511l. 4s. 0d. per an. at 6 per cent. on said principal)||57,702||18||5½|
|Prefixing: certificate by William Clayton (in the absence of the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt) dated Jan. 4 inst. that the money arising and paid into the Exchequer in the half year ended 1716 Dec. 25 amounted to the sum of 77,384l. 13s. 1½d. upon the Rates and Duties granted and appropriated by the Act of 10 Anne, c. 18, for making good the yearly fond of 168,003l. for the interest on the said Lotteries Nos. 1, 2 and 3 anno 1712. Money Book XXV, p. 172.|
Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Harrison, gent., Solicitor for his Majesty's affairs in the Court of Exchequer: as imprest and upon account for charges in the prosecution and defence of law suits: “the same being intended to defray and satisfy the salary for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter.” (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 173. Order Book IX, p. 346. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 248.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Muscovia Company shewing that they have had several disputes with the Customs officers concerning hogs' bristles distinguished in the Book of Rates as dressed or undressed; therefore praying a trial at law to determine the same for the future. Reference Book IX, p. 304.
|Jan. 8.||Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of James Brooks and Richard Sheafe, trustees on the behalf of Mary Ecklin, late widow and executrix of William Fausset, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Essex [sic erratum for Kent and Canterbury], praying the sum of 776l. for the said Fausset's extraordinary charges in returning to the Exchequer the moneys of his receipt for the years 1705 to 1711 inclusive. Ibid., p. 306.|
|Jan. 9.||Royal warrant dated St. James's, under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, to the Treasury Lords to pay 147l. 15s. 0d. to George Paddon, Esq., for a bill of extraordinary disbursements in his Majesty's service whilst he was Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Morocco, Fez, Taffilette, Sus &c.|
Appending: said bill:
|1715 Aug. 19, paid at the Custom House for [Customs on] 100 barrels of gunpowder at 2s. 6d. per barrel; being part of the Emperor of Morocco's present||12||10||0|
|Sept. 22, charges in carrying the powder to the Buoy of the Nore and putting it on board ship &c.||5||0||0|
|Sept. 30, portidge and wateridge of several boxes and bales from the Treasury through [London] bridge to the vessel and [to] that vessel [for] carrying the goods to the Buoy of the Nore: with charges at the Custom House||5||0||0|
|Oct. 20, paid Custom for 40 barrels of powder at 2s. 6d. each barrel: it being part of the Dey of Tunis's present||5||0||0|
|Nov. 29, freight of the said 40 barrels of powder to Gibraltar in a merchant ship at 5 rials per barrel, and carriage into his Majesty's stores [there]||6||15||0|
|Dec. 1, to a special messenger from Tetuan to Mequeness [Meknes], being 450 miles to and from Mequeness||5||0||0|
|Dec. 18, portidge in carrying the presents from the waterside to my house in Gibraltar||0||15||0|
|1715–16, Jan. 10, for Intelligence from Italy what ships fitted out, as also what came in, and what prizes the Sallee Rovers brought in: at 20 pieces of Eight per quarter||20||0||0|
|Jan. 27, gave to the several messengers from the Bashaw and entertaining at several times an Alcaid sent by the Basha from the Emperor||15||0||0|
|Feb. 11, to another express to Mequeness||5||0||0|
|Feb. 17, to the porters for carrying 40 barrels of powder from the Magazeen to the waterside, [being] part of the present to the Dey of Tunis delivered to Admiral Baker||0||15||0|
|for pens, ink, paper with other stationery ware from 28 July 1715 to 20 Aug. 1716||25||0||0|
|paid for two skins of vellum embellished for engrossing the Treaty of Peace which were left with Mr. Congreve||2||0||0|
|1716 April 24, to another express from Tangier to Mequeness||5||0||0|
|June 8, to another express from Tetuan to the Emperor's Court||5||0||0|
|July, for his passage home in a merchant ship he humbly prays an allowance of 30l. for himself and five servants||30||0||0|
|Besides which he was at great expenses in buying tents, liveries and other equipage which there was an absolute necessity for, in case the said Treaty had succeeded: which [claim] he most humbly submits to his Majesty's consideration.|
(Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 142. Order Book IX, p. 350. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
|Jan. 9.||Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Stamp Duties Office for 1716 Xmas quarter: total 2,017l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XXV, p. 173.|
Same of the salary bill of the Apprentice Duties Office for same quarter: total 60l. Ibid.
Same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Apprentice Duties Office: as disbursed by Henry Liddell, Receiver General of said Duties: total 104l. 12s. 7¼d. Ibid., p. 175.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners [Comptrollers] for Army Accounts enclosing for their perusal and consideration the petition of William Pitt praying payment of 146l. for coal supplied to the Garrison of Gibraltar on the 7th March 1712–13. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 152.
Same to the Salt Commissioners. My Lords are informed that Jon, the collector of the salt Duty at Cockerham near Lancaster, stands suspended for speaking scandalous words against the Government. You are forthwith to dismiss him and to appoint Thomas Crowles to succeed him, great application having been made to my Lords on said Crowles' behalf. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to use all civility and despatch in passing the goods of Secretary Stanhope, who is on his return from Hanover. Ibid., p. 156; XVII, p. 3.
Treasury warrant to same to direct the collectors of the outports to pay the outports salary bill of the Customs for 1716 Xmas quarter: total 11,316l. 5s. 0¼d. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 416.
|Jan. 9.||Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashiers to pay the 1716 Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs: total 7,392l. 11s. 3d.|
Likewise the salary bill of the officers of the Customs in the Plantations: for half a year ended 1716 Xmas: total 1,775l. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p 417.
Treasury reference to [Sir Edward Northey] the Attorney General of the petition of William Gibson and Jane Gibson, infants, shewing that their grandfather, Thomas Dymock, and their father, William Gibson, who married said Dymock's daughter, did hold and enjoy the office of keeping the lions &c. in the Tower of London: therefore praying an examination into the petitioners' pretensions and [those of] one John Martin. The Attorney General is desired to report a state of the petitioner's case together with his opinion what is fit for their Lordships to do therein. Reference Book IX, p. 304.
Same to same of the petition of the late Commissioners of Transports shewing that in the latter part of their accounts for transportation they have charged themselves with 3,791l. 4s. 8d. for interest money by them received at the Exchequer on tallies and orders issued to them by Charles Fox, Esq., then Paymaster of the Army; that two of the said Commissioners (who are the only persons that can be found to do it) have made oath required by the Act 2 and 3 Anne, c. 11 (for the better charging several accomptants with interest received by them), that the said sum was all the interest money by them received on any tallies or orders issued to them by the said Fox or any other person whatsoever for Transport service and that no further interest arising on any tallies or orders or any consideration or advantage in lieu of the same did come to the use or benefit of them or their agents to their knowledge, but that the said tallies and orders together with the interest thereupon were really and bona-fide delivered over to the respective creditors for Transport service; that for want of the numbers of the said tallies or orders Mr. Auditor Foley cannot [struck through] they cannot obtain such a certificate of the Auditor of the Exchequer as is required by the aforesaid Act, the petitioners' then agent being dead and leaving no account of them: therefore petitioners pray directions to the Auditors of Imprests to provide and make allowance for the said interest money in the privy seal for passing the said accounts. Ibid.
Same to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Wills shewing that the Regiment under his command was put on the Irish Establishment 25 March 1705 but did not embark “for Britain” before the 2 July following and (having no directions to the contrary) the Captains paid their Companies British subsistence to the day of their standing in Ireland so that they have paid out of their personal subsistence 435l. to subsist their Companies for the time aforesaid: therefore praying that the Captains may be reimbursed the said sums in such manner as the Treasury Lords shall think fit. Ibid., p. 305.
Royal warrant dated St. James's, under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, [to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland], to insert James Dowley on the Establishment of Ireland for half pay as a reduced Ensign of Major General Wade's Regiment of Foot, he having been by an omission left out of the list of Half Pay when his Majesty signed the Establishment thereof which commenced on the 25th March 1715.
Appending: certificate by Martin Bladen dated London 8 Dec. 1716 that said Dowley was so omitted as is abovesaid. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 71.
|Jan. 9.||Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ Andrew Wrait as officer of salt in Kirkcaldy collection at 25l. per an. loco James Lumsden, deceased.|
John Grant as same ibid., loco John Lewars, dismissed: at 25l. per an. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 12.
|Jan. 10.||Royal warrant dated St. James's, under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction on the record of the judgment obtained against James Smith in the Exchequer Court in Easter term 1714 for 360l., the value of a parcel of brandy and other goods alleged to be come into his possession without the Duties being paid; it appearing that James Lucas, on whose evidence he was condemned, has been convicted of wilful and corrupt perjury therein. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 146–7.|
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,275l. to Richard Powys, Esq.: without account: out of Civil List moneys: to be applied by him in manner following, viz. 1,000l. thereof to be paid over as a present to Monsieur Bentenreider [Baron Christoph von Pendterriedter], the Emperor's Minister residing at the Court of Hanover; 200l. to be paid to Monsieur St. Saphorin [Lieut. Gen. François Louis de Pesme de St. Saphorin, British Envoy to the Emperor], “which his Majesty is pleased to allow him to defray the expenses of his journey from Vienna to Hanover”; and the remaining 75l. for [Exchequer and Treasury] fees on this issue. (Money warrant dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 147. Order Book IX, p. 349. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.
Same to William Clayton, Treasurer of his Majesty's [private] Pensions and Bounties, to establish and pay an annual bounty of 50l. to Ann Rushworth during pleasure: as from 1716 June 24. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 148.
Treasury warrant to the Salt Commissioners to pay to Margaret Bland (out of the salt revenue) so much as (with what she has received to Xmas last on her salary of 20l. per an. as Housekeeper to your Office) as shall make up her salary to 40l. per an. from the time she became such Housekeeper to the said Xmas last: and to insert her on the Salt Office Establishment for 40l. per an. thenceforward.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Margaret Bland's petition. The original allowance given to Mr. Scot for said post was 40l. per an. On his death Mr. Travers accepted it at 20l. per an. in consideration that he was also doorkeeper at 40l. per an. Petitioner keeps a servant and finds all necessaries for cleaning the house. Money Book XXV, p. 176.
|Jan. 10.||Treasury warrant to the South Sea Company to permit Sir Roger Mostyn, bart., late Paymaster of Marines, to assign and transfer to the widows of Marine Officers, as follows, all the South Sea stock remaining in the name of Sir Roger Mostyn for the use of the public as late Paymaster of the Marines; to wit to the persons specified in a list to be signed by him, being to answer and pay the sum of 571l. 0s. 2d. to the said widows for deductions from the pay of the late Marine Regiments applicable to the subsistence [of said Officers] according to a stated account thereof dated 4 Sept. 1716. Money Book XXV, p. 177.|
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. per an. to Ingolsby Draper as a King's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 3.
William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance. On reading the enclosed papers [missing] my Lords notice that the Board of Trade have made a report to the Prince of Wales by way of reply to a report from your Board touching warlike stores wanting in the Leeward Islands “with which last report of the Board of Trade it does not appear that you have been made acquainted.” My Lords desire you to consider same and to report thereon so that they may comply with the Prince's commands “signified to them by the enclosed order” [missing]. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 152.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Le Mesurier shewing that with great charge and trouble he has discovered an advantage to the Crown of 1,100l. sterling upon the forfeiture of some recognizances for wool exported from Southampton for the island of Guernsey upon licence, and that the said discovery is of such a nature as that the whole benefit thereof will be to the Crown and nothing to the petitioner save by the Treasury Lords' special favour: therefore praying a dividend of the said recognizances. Reference Book IX, p. 305.
Same to Edward Young, Esq., Surveyor General of Woods, of the petition of Mrs. Ruperta Howe shewing that there is 260l. due to the five keepers and five underkeepers of Alice Holt and Woolmer Forest for two years' salary to Xmas 1716 and that they have carefully done their duty in preserving the timber and venison there. Ibid., p. 306.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the East India Company desiring liberty to send (without paying Custom, subsidy or other Duty) provision of victuals, ammunition and implements necessary for the forts and garrisons in the East Indies. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Dr. James Wellwood as late a Commissioner for Sick and Wounded: he having represented that in 1690 he was by order of Council appointed jointly with Thomas Addison, David Elder, Christopher Kirby and Anthony Shepherd to be a commissioner for Sick and Wounded and acted to the [time of the] determination of that Commission in June 1698 and no longer; after which [date] the said Addison, Shepherd and Elder were by like order of Council continued [in office] to pay off arrears and to adjust accounts, in which last service the said Wellwood was no ways concerned; nevertheless process is issued against him.
Prefixing: said Wellwood's memorial shewing as above. A balance of 2,266l. 19s. 5¾d. rests on the final account of the abovesaid three continued Commissioners and by warrant from the late Treasurer Oxford dated 4 July 1712 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 348] the said sum (all but 129l. 9s. 5¾d.) was divided among them for their trouble and charges. Petitioner has received a scire facias about the said balance, of which he had no knowledge. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 68–9.