|Jan. 11.||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 to Henry Wise and Joseph Carpenter or either of them by the hands of the Paymaster of the Works as from 1716 Xmas the yearly sum of 2,960l. for ordering and keeping all his Majesty's Gardens as follows: all by reason that at his accession the King agreed to the ordering and keeping of his Gardens on the same foot as in the time of Queen Anne and by his sign manual of 1714–15 Jan. 5 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, pp. 324–5] ordered 2,800l. per an. for same to said Wise at the rate of 20l. an acre for 140 acres 1 rood and 10 perches; and the said allowance has since been enlarged to 2,960l. per an. by royal warrant of 10 Sept. 1716 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, pp. 446–7], for the addition of ground laid into Hampton Court Gardens and the putting under said Wise's care [certain] gardens at Windsor which had before been a separate charge: so that at a late admeasurement his Majesty's Gardens do now contain as follows: viz.|
|at Hampton Court.|
the Melon Ground
|Wilderness and Grove||9||0||10|
|Great Fountain Garden||24||0||19|
|Glass Case Garden and Pheasant Yard Court||2||2||6|
|Quadrangle, Princess Court and Tennis Court||0||3||18|
|Great Terras and Bowling Green||5||0||33|
the Old Gardens from Green House down to the road
|the New Plantation, Kitchen Garden, Coach Court and piece before the stores||38||0||0|
the several Gardens at Windsor Great Park
|Fruit Plantation next the new wall in Mastrich||2||3||30|
|Little House Garden||3||0||33|
|at St. James's.|
|making a total of 148 acres 2 roods and 20 perches: and the said Wise has prayed that the said Carpenter, who has been bred under him and is perfectly well skilled for the undertaking, may be joined with him in the ordering and keeping of the said Gardens out of his desire that no order or attendance should be wanting when his Majesty or any of the Royal Family think fit to resort to the said Gardens.|
Appending: a Scheme (in the form of a tender of contract signed by the said Wise and Carpenter and dated 1716 Dec. 25) of his Majesty's several Gardens and Plantations as they are now kept up and as each Division does require to be upheld and is undertaken to be kept by the said Wise and Carpenter [to wit of the work undertaken or contracted to be done in each]: being ut supra.
Together with: an account of the several tools and materials that are to be provided and found by the undertakers:
and memorandum of the work excepted from the abovesaid maintenance contract. (Treasury warrant dormant dated Jan. 15 to the Paymaster of the Works to pay said 2,960l. per an. accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 143–6. Money Book XXV, p. 180.
|Jan. 11.||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 211l. 16s. 6d. to Augustus Samson; whereof 200l. is in satisfaction of the like sum by him disbursed for his Majesty's especial service, and the remaining 11l. 16s. 6d. is for [Exchequer] fees on the receipt of said sum. (Money warrant dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 148. Order Book IX, p. 347. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.|
Same to same to pay 100l. to Monsieur Herman Von Petcum as royal bounty: without account: out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 149. Order Book IX, p. 348. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.
Same to same to pay 519l. 16s. 6d. to William Robinson, gent.: out of Civil List moneys: whereof 500l. is in satisfaction of the like sum by him expended for his Majesty's special service and the remaining 19l. 16s. 6d. is for [Exchequer] fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 149. Order Book IX, p. 347. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.
|Jan. 11.||Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis Manaton of the estate of Joseph Quash in Co. Leicester of the yearly value of 68l. (or 56l. per an. clear, above reprisals) on payment of 1,169l. 13s. 4½d. by said Manaton at the Exchequer and on his satisfying to the King 10 per cent. interest to the time of said payment: the said Quash being indebted to the Crown as late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Devon, wherefore his said estate was seized by the Sheriff of Leicester by virtue of an inquisition taken 20 Jan. 1715–16 by virtue of a writ of extent out of the Exchequer: and the said Manaton has by petition represented to the Treasury that he has an extent in aid for 3,500l. against the said Quash to be satisfied next and immediately after the said Quash's original debt to the Crown; and that he (Manaton) has paid 800l. for a grant of said Quash's lands in Co. Devon and that there still remains due to the Crown 1,230l. from said Quash, which it is proposed to satisfy as above.|
Appending: (1) report by the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of said Manaton.
(2) particular by the Deputy King's Remembrancer of said Quash's extended estates in Co. Leicester, viz. a messuage or tenement in Stretton Magna sometime in the tenure of Robert Eaton and Anthony Eaton and afterwards of William King; a tenement there in the tenure of Thomas Richardson; fields called the Town Fields or precinct of Stretton Magna commonly called Haddick Leys and Haddick Meadow and containing 47 acres; and 34 acres of meadow land there and in the Abbey Meadow in the parish of St. Margarets in the borough of Leicester, in the tenure of William Ward. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 210–13.
Money warrant for 1,014l. 19s. 5d. to John Basket, gent., to complete the sum of 3,014l. 19s. 5d. due to his Majesty's printers for paper, and printing Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, speeches and other things delivered to persons and officers as follows; and also for stationery ware delivered for the service of the two Houses of Parliament from 1 Aug. 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Appending: abstract of said account [being deliveries to]
|the Archbishop of Canterbury||745||4||3|
|the Treasury Lords||706||16||1|
|the Privy Council||81||5||3|
|the Clerk of the House of Peers||462||17||5|
|Sir Thomas Hanmer, Speaker of the House of Commons||84||0||0|
|Spencer Compton [Speaker of same]||84||13||6|
|Clerk of the House of Commons||449||1||0|
|Serjeant at Arms of the House of Commons||251||11||9|
|(Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated ? Jan. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 177. Order Book IX, p. 347. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 249.|
Same for 37l. 6s. 8d. to Dr. Thomas Sherlock for one year to 1714 June 24 on his fee as Master of the Temple. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 198. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 247.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 366l. 16s. 8d. per an. to John Byde as Surveyor of the Outports. Money Book XXV, p. 3.
Letter of direction for 91l. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household to the late Queen: and is intended to be paid over to Robert Blount, Esq., for so much due to him on his wages and board wages as one of the Pages of Honour to her late Majesty: to be issued out of the late Queen's Civil List arrears. Disposition Book XXIII p. 249.
H. Walpole to Sir Isaac Newton enclosing a copy [missing] of a letter from Mr. Haywood [Peter Heywood], Lieut. Governor of Jamaica, which acquaints the Treasury Lords that Lord Archibald Hamilton upon his going off from that island deposited with him 1,481 ounces of Spanish silver coin which was a seizure and supposed to belong to pirates, and desiring my Lords' directions what he should do therewith. My Lords have ordered the said Lieut. Governor to consign the said silver to you, as you will find by the enclosed copy [missing] of their letter to him. I am to desire that as soon as the silver comes to hand you cause the same to be coined [into coin of the realm] and to pay the proceed into the Exchequer and to take a tally for the same in the name of said Haywood. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 153.
Treasury reference to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], of the petition of John Hill for a lease for himself and several other tenants of the Crown of several small parcels of land of the manor of Rosedale, Co. Yorks. Reference Book IX, p. 305.
|Jan. 12.||William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have granted leave to Col. William Rhett, Surveyor and Comptroller of Customs in South Carolina and the Bahamas, to return home (on his petition) to represent to you the abuses and affronts he received in the execution of the said office from Col. [Robert] Daniel, late Deputy Governor of the said Province. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 153.|
Same to same. In your memorial you inform my Lords of your dismission of William Spry, junr., collector of Customs at Exeter. Send my Lords a particular statement of the crimes he stands charged with and whether his predecessors in the said office did not take the same illegal fees and whether the orders of your Board not to take such fees had been repeated to the said Spry; and what the fees he so took amounted to. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Ralph Wallis, late Clerk for the Comptrolment of the new Duties in the Excise [as by 8 Anne, c. 12], shewing that having served ever since the commencement of the said Duty first under Coll. Sidney, after[wards under] Capt. Borrows and lastly to [under] Col. Elwill, he is dismissed by Col. Elwill: therefore praying to be Inspector of the four new clerks appointed to comptroll the said Duties. Reference Book IX, p. 305.
|Jan. 13.||Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1716 April 11 by the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to James Brudnall, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to the Earl of Dorset of 130 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from his Majesty at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 65l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 28.|
|Jan. 14.||Royal warrant, under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to allow in the Earl of Carnarvon's accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, items of clerical fees and incidents of his Office as follows for the period 1713 Aug. 24 (the time when his patent as Paymaster General was suspended), to Xmas 1716, to wit for carrying on the business of his office during the said time “which the said business did of necessity require.” viz.:|
|for the whole period as above.|
Robert Clayton on 350l. per an.
|Thomas Moor on 200l. per an.||666||13||4|
|John Leaves on 150l. per an.||500||0||0|
|John Georges on 150l. per an.||500||0||0|
|Robert Gray on 100l. per an.||333||6||8|
|John Lane on 100l. per an.||333||6||8|
|Thomas Bennet on 100l. per an.||333||6||8|
|Robert Woodcock on 60l. per an.||200||0||0|
|Thomas Phelan on 50l. per an.||166||13||4|
|John Wade on 40l. per an.||133||6||8|
|William Montgomery, messenger, at 20l. per an.||66||13||4|
|Jane Johnson, the office cleaner, at 12l. per an.||40||0||0|
|to the times of dismissal.|
John Barker on 150l. per an. to 24 June 1714
|Alexander Strahan on 150l. per an. to Michaelmas 1714||162||10||0|
|Henry Metcalfe on 150l. per an. to Xmas 1714.||200||0||0|
|Paulet Logan on 100l. per an. to same time||133||6||8|
|Jesse Badenhope on 100l. per an. to Lady day 1715||158||6||8|
|Geo. Merrifield on 60l. per an. to same time||95||0||0|
|Nicholas Gilbert on 60l. per an. to same time||146||13||4|
|William Nichols on 60l. per an. to same time||110||0||0|
|Thomas Fareman, Charles Tippit and John Norman, each on 50l. per an. to same time||91||13||4|
|Joseph Hancock on 100l. per an. to Xmas 1715||233||6||8|
|James Bourk, doorkeeper, on 15l. per an. to Lady day 1715||23||15||0|
|office rent, stationery, fire, candle &c. at 500l. per an. for said whole time, being three years and four months||1,666||13||4|
|(total 7,769l. 11s. 8d.)|
|Prefixing: report by Auditor Harley and by F. Bythell, deputy to Auditor Foley, on the memorial of said Earl of Carnarvon referred to them by the Treasury Lords Dec. 28 last. The salary charges exceed those under Mr. Fox by reason of the large augmentation of the Forces since Mr. Fox was Paymaster General, which has required a greater number of clerks: and further the Earl of Carnarvon has issued and paid great sums since 1713 Aug. 24 (the time of his supersedure) upon account of arrears due to the Forces so that the business of his office has continued to be very great in said payments and in collecting and preparing for Parliament the state of the debts of the Army and in making up the accounts thereof for the Commissioners for stating and examining the same. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 150–2.|
|Jan. 14.||Royal warrant, under the sign manual of the Prince of Wales as Guardian of the Kingdom, to the Treasury Lords to pay 127l. 10s. 0d. to George Bubb, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Madrid: without account: in satisfaction of the like sum by him expended by his Majesty's direction and for his Majesty's especial service. (Money warrant dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Money warrant dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 8 [? 16] hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 152. Money Book XXV, p. 175. Order Book IX, p. 350. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.|
Money warrant for 744l. to Alexander, Lord Polwarth, which with 728l. issued to him by way of advance is for 184 days from 29 March 1716 (when he departed out of the presence in order to his employment as follows) to 29 Sept. 1716 on his ordinaries of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Denmark and Prussia and 3l. as Plenipotentiary [to same]. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 171. Order Book IX, p. 353. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same for 150l. to George Bubb, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Catholic King: for one bill of extraordinaries from 7 June 1716 to 7 Sept. following in his said service. (For the money order and letter of direction hereon see supra, p. 75.) Money Book XXV, p. 175.
Same for 227l. to Walter Chetwynd, Ranger of St. James's Park, to defray the charge of turning the Old Decoy in the said park into a regular pond and making plantations on each side thereof: as follows: viz.
|for 10 men 15 days each in cleaning away the old rotten willows, bushes and rushes and lading out the water, setting the levels and staking it out after a new design at 20d. a day [each man]||12||10||0|
|clearing 1,590 solid yards of mud, the pond being so wide that it was forced to be cast several times: at 1s. per solid yard||79||10||0|
|for 12 men 39 days each in making, ramming and turfing the slopes, wheeling in a great body of earth to raise the ground fit for planting and raising the walks to their levels, the mean distance it was wheeled being about 400 feet: at 20d. a day||39||0||0|
|for trees and plants used in the said plantation and hedgerows||69||6||8|
|for 10 men 32 days each in wheeling the sand to lay the walk round, planting, staking, tyeing, mulching, watering and cleaning the said plantation: at 20d. a day||26||13||4|
|(Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 178. Order Book IX, p. 348. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.|
|Jan. 14.||Same for 605l. to Edward Southwell, James Vernon and Andrew Charlton, Commissioners for executing the office of Keeper of the Privy Seal in the absence of Charles, Earl of Sunderland: and is for 121 days on the diet allowance of 4l. a day and fee of 20s. a day from 20 Aug. 1716 (to which day the Earl of Sunderland has been paid) to 19 Dec. last (from which date the said allowance and fee are payable to the Duke of Kingston, the present Lord Privy Seal). (Money order dated Jan. 16 for 484l. hereon, being for the amount of the diet allowance.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 179. Order Book IX, p. 349. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.|
Same for 250l. each to the Commissioners for Trade (Henry, Earl of Suffolk, Sir Jacob Astley, John Cockburne, John Chetwynd, Charles Cook, Paul Docminique, Joseph Addison and John Molesworth) for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 179. Order Book IX, p. 350. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.
H. Walpole to the Earl of Carnarvon [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. My Lords find by the enclosed memorial [missing] presented to them by Arthur Moor that you are referred to as being privy to an agreement heretofore made by the late Earl of Godolphin for allowing to him (Moor) 500l. per an. more than the salary of the Comptroller of the Accounts of the Army (which was then executed by him and Sir Joseph Tredenham). My Lords desire you to state that affair and to report your opinion thereon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 154.
Same to Mr. Cracherode enclosing a report [missing] of the Secretary at War, with memorials thereto annexed, relating to the debt of the Regiment now commanded by Lieut.-Gen. Macartney, [which debt is] attributed in great measure to a sum of money withheld by the Earl of Orrery, the preceding Colonel, which ought to be paid and applied by him to the clothing. My Lords desire you to state the case to the Attorney General and if he be of opinion that there is sufficient ground for a prosecution against said Earl my Lords direct you to proceed therein at his Majesty's charge. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords direct you to permit Peter D'Albeiac to attend at the waterside to be instructed in Customs affairs. Ibid.
|Jan. 14.||Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Elizabeth Hodges, widow, for extension of lease of two messuages in St. Albans Street, a house in Pickadilly, a house in St. Albans Street and a piece of ground in Market Lane [London]. Reference Book IX, p. 304.|
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Montagu, Lieut. Col. Benson and Lieut. Col. Killigrew in behalf of themselves and the other three Captains in “that” [then the Earl of Strafford's now Lord Cobham's Regiment of Royal Dragoons] Regiment, shewing that after the Royal Dragoons were taken prisoners at Brihuega they had but 6d. a day deducted, as unmounted, from each serjeant, corporal, drummer, hautboy and dragoon according to a Regulation from the Pay Office: but now upon adjusting their clearings from 25 Aug. 1712 to 23 June 1713 the Pay Office deducts 7d. a day from each serjeant, corporal, drummer, hautboy and dragoon whereby a charge of 291l. 17s. 4d. falls upon the personal pay of the Captains of the said six Troops; which they crave may be allowed out of the savings of the Regiment. Ibid., p. 306.
Same to Hugh Chomley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of John Parsons for an additional building lease of two poor tenements in Jermyn Street and St. James's Market Place; and (by consent of the present tenants) for a reversionary lease of two houses in Piccadilly and two in St. James's Market Place and a piece of ground in Ayr Street. Ibid.
|Jan. 15.||Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to establish additions as follows to the present salaries in their Office: viz.|
20l. per an. to Abraham Fowler, the Register of Warrants for stamping: so as to make the salary to 100l. per an.
10l. to William Horsley, the Secretary's clerk, to make his salary 80l. per an.
10l. per an. to Edward Story, the Comptroller's first clerk, so as to make his salary 80l. per an.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners proposing said additions. Money Book XXV, pp. 182–3.
Letter of direction for 3,600l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household: 2,600l. thereof to pay for a quantity of French wine bought for his Majesty's use by the Board of Greencloth, and 1,000l. to defray the expense of his Majesty's voyage [back to England] from abroad. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 250.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords desire you to dispose of 20,000l. remaining in your hands in tallies and orders on Malt anno 1715 to anyone willing to accept the same with an allowance of three months' interest thereupon at 4 per cent.; and to apply the moneys arising thereby to paying off and laying up his Majesty's ships.
My Lords also desire you to apply the 7,681l. 9s. 3d. remaining in your hands [out of loans] on a deposit of tallies and orders on Land Tax anno 1716 to the services following: viz.
|to the head of Victualling.|
for the loss by exchange and the interest and charges of money supplied [to] Capt. Edward Hopson for the Baltic Squadron
|to the head of Wages.|
to satisfy several bills made out to Sir John Norris, Capt. Henry Partington and the rest of the officers of the Warwick
|towards paying off and laying up his Majesty's ships||5,948||8||3|
|Ibid., p. 253.|
|Jan. 15.||Treasury reference to Edward Young, Surveyor General of Woods, of the petition of the Earl of Godolphin, Ranger of the Little Park at Windsor, setting forth that the allowance of 65l. per an. to the keepers there was in arrear at Michaelmas last for 4½ years: therefore praying payment thereof. Reference Book IX, p. 308. Treasury commission to John Carter to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Henry Gilman. (Treasury warrant dormant dated Jan. 15 to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Bucks to pay said Carter 50l. per an. salary as from date hereof.)|
Henry Gilman as a same loco Hugh Etherie. (Treasury warrant dormant dated Jan. 15 to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Essex to pay said Gillman 60l. per an. salary as from date hereof.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 189, 190.