Treasury Warrants
January 1717, 26-31

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'Treasury Warrants: January 1717, 26-31', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. 113-125. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85406 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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January 1717, 26–31

Jan. 26.Letter of direction for 60,000l. to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of Malt Duties anno 1716: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£
in further part of 993,015l. 4s. 5d. voted for Guards and Garrisons anno 1716.
upon account of the pay of said Guards and Garrisons anno 1716
43,500
in further part of 34,837l. 11s. 10½d. voted for Forces in America anno 1716.
upon account of their pay
1,500
in further part of 100,146l. 15s. 0d. voted for half pay anno 1716.
for half pay of reduced officers upon account from 25 April 1716 to 24 July following
15,000
£60,000
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 255.
H. Walpole to the Auditors of Imprests to consider the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster General of the Forces, desiring that the following supers may be set upon the persons named for sums received of him or his deputies. Please examine the vouchers for setting the said supers and report the case of the said persons: viz.
£s.d.
Mr. Douglas, as Commissary of Stores in Spain: paid upon account62900
Mr. Vincent Chabane, as Commissary of Provisions in Spain: paid upon account62318
Mr. Marx, as Director of the Hospitals in Spain: paid upon account for the use of the said Hospitals in 17291476
Henry Vincent, late Commissary of Stores, &c., in Spain: paid upon account3,008140
£4,27519
Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 159.
Jan. 27.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,850l. per an. to John, Duke of Roxburgh, as a Secretary of State: as from 13 Dec. last. (The privy seal hereon is dated 12 Feb. 1716.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 155.
Same to same for a same for 3,000l. to said Duke of Roxburgh: for secret service: out of Civil List money. (Money order dated Feb. 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 155. Order Book IX, p. 364.
Jan. 27.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to James Stanhope, Esq.: for secret services. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 155.
Jan. 28.Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Robert Walpole in his accounts as late Paymaster General of the Guards and Garrisons and Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital so much as he paid to Robert Mann, gent., whom he employed to pay the quarters of the out pensioners of said Hospital from 13 Oct. 1714 to 24 Oct. 1715 at an allowance of 2s. a day. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to Robert Walpole, late Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay as follows out of moneys remaining in your hands [for the service of the said Forces!: viz.
£
to James, Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as imprest and upon account for arrears of the Forces acting in conjunction with the Allies when under his care of pay6,281
to John How, late Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, as imprest for the Forces under his care of pay to 24 Oct. 17144,000
£10,281
Ibid., p. 156.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, present Paymaster of the Forces and Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital, so much as he shall pay from 24 Oct. 1715 to a fit person for paying the quarters of the invalid outpensioners of said Hospital at the rate of 2s. a day: the same having been allowed in the case of former Paymasters of the Forces and Treasurers of said Hospital. Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an allowance of 1,200l. per an. to Walter Hamilton, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands (thereto constituted by patent dated 23 Aug. 1715): out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty: for his better support and maintenance in his government and in lieu of all presents or gifts from the Assemblies; that is to say 700l. per an. for his support and maintenance and 500l. per an. in lieu of presents: to commence as from 23 Aug. 1715: but only a moiety thereof to be paid him until the day of his arrival there and the other moiety to his Lieutenant Governor during said Hamilton's absence. Ibid., pp. 157–8.
Same to same for a same for selling old ships and decayed naval stores in the Yards: by public sale or otherwise to his Majesty's best advantage.
Appending: (a) schedule dated Navy Office 13 March 1715–16 of decayed, unserviceable and useless stores in his Majesty's Yards at Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth and Plymouth.
(b) a list of his Majesty's old ships, vessels and stores which have been sold at public sales or otherwise by virtue of several orders from the Admiralty and directed by the said orders to be included in the next privy seal for the sale of old stores: viz.
Squirrell yacht: admiralty order 1714 March 3: sold 8 July 1714: lay at Deptford.
Lizard sixth Rate and Woolwich: admiralty order 18 June 1714: sold ? 8 July 1714: lay at Woolwich.
Jolly, Newport and Hound sloop: Admiralty order 29 June 1714: sold 29 July 1714: lay at Deptford.
Old stores at Dublin: Admiralty order 1714 Aug. 16.
Harwich hoy: Admiralty order 7 Oct. 1714: sold 18 Nov. 1714: lay at Deptford.
Dunwich sixth Rate: Admiralty order 13 Oct. 1714: sunk for a breakwater: lay at Plymouth.
Josiah, hulk: Admiralty order 25 Aug. 1715: sunk for a breakwater: lay at Sheerness.
St. Lo yacht: Admiralty order 6 June 1715–16: not yet sold: lay at Chatham.
Isabella and Cleaveland: sold 13 March 1715–16: lay at Deptford.
St. George hulk: Admiralty order 20 Feb. 1715–16: sunk for a breakwater: lay at Chatham.
Moor fourth Rate: Admiralty order dated March 6: ordered to be sunk for a breakwater: lay at Plymouth.
(c) Order of the King in Council dated 28 April 1716 made upon reading a memorial dated 17 March 1715–16 from the Admiralty (setting forth that the Navy Commissioners have represented that his Majesty's Yards are much encumbered with old stores which they desire may be sold; and also what ships and stores have been sold for which no privy seal has been yet passed) desiring a privy, seal accordingly. The said privy seal is hereby ordered. Ibid. pp. 158–60.
Jan. 28.Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Thomas Moor in his accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad so much as the allowance of 30s. a day shall amount to from 25 Aug. 1713 to 24 Oct. 1714 (the time that the said Moor continued as Paymaster aforesaid) for each of his three Deputies, to wit in the Low Countries, at Minorca and at Gibraltar, viz., for the service of such Deputies, their clerks and the contingent charges of their respective offices. Ibid., p. 162.
Same to James, Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay sums as follows for mule maintenance in Spain: viz.
£s.d.
for the use of the Officers of Viscount Mountjoy's Regiment of Foot757133
for ditto of Lieut.-Gen. Gorge's Regiment of Foot766139
for the Officers which served with a Detachment of the Foot Guards under Brigadier Bissett687166
£2,21236
all by reason that in the time of the late war, when the Troops of Great Britain were acting in Portugal in conjunction with the [Portuguese] King's Troops against Spain for the good of the common cause, it was agreed that the mules wanting for the British army should be supplied at the expense of the King of Portugal but that in case the British Troops should be drawn or detached out of that kingdom [of Portugal] the King of Portugal should then have and receive one moiety of the value of the mules so supplied, reckoning the value of each mule at 9l. sterling: and further, the Earl of Galway upon his advancing to Madrid with the British Troops then under his command did issue an order to the [Deputy] Paymaster of the Forces in Spain to deduct from all the British Troops without distinction one moiety of the value of their mules upon the foot of the aforesaid agreement; by reason of which general order the abovesaid Troops had the deductions made to their apparent loss and detriment because they were not provided with mules at the King of Portugal's charge, as the other Troops were, but were [already] in Spain and provided mules at their own charge and joined the Earl of Galway upon his march to Madrid: so that with regard to the mule money, [and the cost of] their maintenance and the deductions so made there is owing to them the abovesaid total of 2,212l. 3s. 6d.:
and further whereas the said Earl of Carnarvon has been surcharged in account with the sum of 7,890l. assigned to him by the Earl of Galway out of the appointments on the Civil List of the late Queen Anne, as her Plenipotentiary and Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal (which sum so assigned was meant to reimburse so much taken by the Earl of Galway out of the public moneys in Portugal to enable him to repair home on his being recalled from thence) out of which money the debt which appears reasonable and just to be paid may properly be satisfied, it is hereby ordered that the said 2,212l. 3s. 6d. be paid out of the moneys so assigned.
Appending: (1) bill of account against the said two Regiments:
Debtor.£s.d.
Lord Mountjoy's Regiment.
half purchase of 77 mules at 4l. 10s. 0d. each
346100
balance paid [to] Mr. Alexander Stevensone259100
60600
Creditor.
maintenance of 77 mules from 1 Sept. 1706 to 1 May following46200
ditto of 24 mules from 1 May 1706 to Dec. 31 following14400
60600
certificate by John Mead [Deputy Paymaster in Portugal] that the abovesaid 259l. 10s. 0d. was all the money paid by him to Lord Mountjoy's Regiment from 1 Sept. 1706 to 31 Dec. 1707: and similarly 193l. 10s. 0d. for Gorge's Regiment as follows:
Debtor.£s.d.
Brigadier Gorge's Regiment.
half purchase of 77 mules at 4l. 10s. 0d. each
346100
balance paid to Mr. Alexander Stevensone193100
£54000
Creditor.
maintenance of 77 mules as above46200
ditto of 13 mules to Dec. 317800
£54000
account of mules' purchase and maintenance due to Lord Mountjoy's Regiment in Spain from 24 Dec. 1705 to 23 Dec. 1707.
purchase of 77 mules at 9l. each according to the Establishment
69300
maintenance of same from 24 Dec. 1705 to 30 April 1707 at 9l. per an. per mule according to the Establishment92400
maintenance of 24 mules from 1 May 1707 to Dec. 31 following, being for the Officers of this Regiment that served in Spain after the battle of Almanza, being 8 months at the same rate14400
£1,76100
whereof paid
for half purchase of said 77 mules
346100
paid by Lord Peterborough out of the 6,000l.
allowed to said Lord for Forage and Waggon money from 24 Dec. 1705 to 23 Dec. 1706
39769
[paid] by Lord Galway259100
£1,00369
remains due 757l. 13s. 3d.
account of mule purchase and maintenance due to Lieut.-Gen. Gorge's Regiment in Spain from
24 Dec. 1705 to 23 Dec. 1707.
purchase of 77 mules at 91. each as above..
69300
maintenance from 24 Dec. 1705 to 30 April 1707, being a year and four months at rate as above92400
maintenance of 17 mules from 1 May 1707 to 31 Dec. following, being eight months as above for the Officers of this Regiment that served in Spain after the Battle of Almanza10200
£1,71900
whereof paid
half purchase of said mules
346100
paid by Lord Peterborough out of the above 6,000l.38863
by my Lord Galway193100
£92863
remains due 790l. 13s. 9d.
(2) Certificate by Lord Galway dated 15 March 1710–11, General and Commander in chief of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal. After the Regiments commanded by Lord Mountjoy and Lord Donegal embarqued for Gibraltar they received no money by my order upon the mule account because I had no right to demand mules or mule maintenance for them from the King of Portugal who by the Treaty was obliged only to furnish carriages for the Queen's Troops serving in conjunction with his own. But when they came to be under my command again in Spain (after the Earl of Peterborough left the army) I ordered them to receive mule maintenance. And whereas by contract with the King of Portugal the half purchase of the mules was to be returned when any of the said Regiments left that [Portugal] service I ordered the [Deputy] Paymaster of her Majesty's Forces in Spain by a general warrant to stop the half purchase of the mules from all the Regiments that were reduced after the battle of Almanza. By virtue of this order, after I left Catalonia, without having regard to the particular case of Lord Mountjoy and Lieut.-Gen. Gorge's Regiment (who had not received their mule purchase [money]) the said Paymaster stopped from them as from the other Regiments the half value of the mule purchase: by which means they suffer as is above represented. They may be paid out of that part of my pay as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to the King of Portugal which I have assigned to James Brydges [now the said Earl of Carnarvon] for replacing the sum which I was obliged to take (from the fund appropriated for waggon and forage money for the Queen's Forces in Portugal) for payment of my debts contracted in her Majesty's service.
(3) A further certificate dated 22 March 1710–11 by said Earl of Galway that the Battalion of Guards which served in Spain never received any money on the mule account after they embarqued for Gibraltar, &c., as above.
(4) Account of mule purchase and maintenance due to the Detachment of her Majesty's Guards in Spain from 24 Dec. 1705 to 31 Aug. 1707.
£s.d.
purchase of 77 mules as above69300
maintenance of same from 24 Dec. 1705 to 31 Aug. 1706, being eight months46200
ditto from 1 March 1706–7 to April 30 following is two months, having received from the Earl of Galway for six months from 1 Sept. 1706 to the last day of February following115100
maintenance of 12 mules from 1 May 1707 to 31 August following, being four months: being for the Officers and men that served in Spain after the battle of Almanza3600
£1,306100
£s.d.
whereof paid
half the purchase of said mules
346100
paid by Lord Peterborough out of the 6,000l. as above21260
paid more by Lord Peterborough as above5976
£61836
remains due to said Detachment 688l. 6s. 6d.
(5) The Earl of Galway's order dated 10 Jan. 1705–6 to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, or to his Deputy, Thomas Morice, Esq., in Portugal. Whereas an Establishment has been made of allowance of mules for carrying the baggage of the Officers and soldiers of her Majesty's Forces under my command, which [mules] are to be provided on or before March 1 next, I hereby require you to pay to the Officers their proportion according to the said Establishment.
(6) Establishment of the mules for the carriage of the baggage of the army as certified 1716 Nov. 22 by Thomas Leffever.
(totals) for the General Staff206 mules
Officers recommended by the King of Portugal48 mules
a Regiment of Horse of 6 Troops (in all)64 mules
Royal Regiment of Dragoons of 8 Troops (in all)80 mules
Conyngham's Dragoons of 6 Troops (in all)66 mules
a Regiment of Foot of 13 Companies (in all)77 mules
out of the vacancies there is to be allowed for the Officers of the Hospital15 mules
The Officers will forthwith receive 30 milreis towards the buying of each mule and will further be allowed 30 milreis per an. for maintenance of each mule.
The Officers to sign receipts by which they become answerable for their mules and, in case of preferment or removal, to make same good to their successors and to return the mules at the end of this service.
If any Officer is absent from service the agent of the Regiment may take his mules for the carriage of money and must be answerable to the Officer when he returns to his post: not exceeding 2 for each Regiment.
The Officers are to take care and provide strong and able mules on or before the 1st of March next without expecting any other method to carry their baggage.
(7) Account stated of the moneys due to the Officers of Lord Mountjoy's and Lieut.-Gen. Gorge's Regiments of Foot and to the Officers of a Detachment of Guards under Brigadier Bissett for mule purchase and maintenance as above. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 164–70.
Jan. 28.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 31l. 16s. 8d. per an. to Samuel Oldfeild, Esq., as Customer of Boston port.
the salary of 12l. 19s. 2d. per an. to Mathew Oliver as Comptroller of said port.
the salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. to John Arnold as Customer of Southampton port. Money Book XXV, p. 4.
Same to the South Sea Company to permit Stephen Lilly, late Receiver General of the Post Office, to transfer to Arthur Onslow, present Receiver of same, the sum of 727l. 7s. 3d. in South Sea Stock, being a remain in the hands of said Lilly (at the time of his death) for account of the Post Office revenue: and further to permit said Onslow to transfer said stock to such persons as the Postmaster General shall at any time nominate to accept same, the said Postmasters being hereby authorised to dispose thereof when they shall think it most adviseable for the service of the Crown so as the produce thereof may be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 194.
Same to Edward Harley, Esq., one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow to Sir William Fazakerley, Lancelot Burton, Samuel Edwards and John Grainger, upon their accounts as Receivers of the Contributions to the Queen's Lottery anno 1713, a reward after the rate of a farthing in the £ upon the money by them paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer for the said contributions, being for their pains and service in receiving, paying and accompting for the same; and further to allow them 60l. 2s. 6d. for the usual fees and charges of passing said account. Ibid., p. 195.
Jan. 28.Money warrant for 20l. to Alexander Duncan for the charge of his passage to Carolina whither he is going minister. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 195. Order Book IX, p. 356. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 255.
Same for 500l. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for half a year to Xmas 1713 on his pension in lieu of his logwood grant: to be paid out of the arrears of the said late Queen's Civil List revenues. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 195. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 257. Order Book IX, p. 354.
Same for 686l. 5s. 0d. to same for half a year to same date on his several fees and allowances of 182l. 10s. 0d. per an., 30l. each binary month and 800l. per an. as Master of the Hawks to the late Queen Anne: out of Civil List arrears ut supra. (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XXV, p. 196. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 257.
Same for 250l. to Charlott, Lady Fretchville, for half a year to 1716 Xmas on her pension. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 196. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 255.
Same for 610l. 5s. 0d. to George French and Richard Oglethorp, the two persons sent from Antigua in 1712 by order of the Government [there] as witnesses for the Crown against several persons concerned in the then late Rebellion there and the murder of Col. Parke, the Governor; as follows:
£s.d.
to George French for his expenses in coming from Antigua and returning thither10000
ditto for his maintenance here at 5s. a day from 9 Jan. 1712–13, the day of his arrival here, to 6 July 1715, the end of Trinity term, when the trials of the offenders against whom he was a witness were over22700
the like for Richard Oglethorp, being 100l. as above and 223l. 5s. 0d. for his like maintenance from 24 Jan. 1712–13 to July 6 1715, less 20l. paid to him by William Borret30350
£61050
(Money order dated Jan. 29 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXV, pp. 197–8. Order Book IX, p. 356. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 256.
Money order for 50l. to William Mathew, Esq., for one quarter to Jan. 26 on his allowance as Governor of St. Christopher. Order Book IX, p. 345.
H. Walpole to the Navy Commissioners to send to the Treasury Lords an account of the number of seamen that were kept in pay for the year ending Xmas last, distinguished so as to show the number maintained in each month. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 150.
Jan. 28.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have read your presentment and report about your dismission of the Collector and Deputy Comptroller at Exeter. You are to take care that the Customer and Comptroller carry on the business of the said port till you receive my Lords' further directions. Ibid., p. 159.
H. Walpole to same to permit the export to the Abbé of Lorraine at Paris of the parcel of silk stuff which by my letter of Dec. 6 last you were directed to send for from Weymouth to London; the same having been brought into this kingdom by stress of weather. Ibid.
A second reference to same of William Wilbar's petition ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 310, under date 28 June 1716; the first reference being lost or mislaid. Reference Book IX, p. 284.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a messuage or tenement called Brooklands alias Brookeslands in Weybridge, Co. Surrey, in order to a lease thereof to John Burchett, Esq.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report dated 25 July 1716 on said Burchett's petition for same ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 281, under date 1716 June 14. The premises are valued by the surveys at 128l. 8s. 0d. per an. above the reserved rent of 10l. per an. I rate a fine of 320l. for an additional lease of 18½ years at the old rent. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 74.
[?]Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a grant to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, for 27 years, of the third part of the clear annual profits of the tithes in the Great Level alias the Earl of Bedford's Level and other Levels demised to Sir John Shaw, bart., by letters patent of 29 March 1711–12. Ibid.
Jan. 28.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to prepare a bond to be executed by Andrew Broughton of London, merchant, and William Bonner of the County Palatine of Durham in 2,000l. as sureties of Robert Johnson, Esq., as Deputy Governor of his Majesty's Province of Carolina, he having been nominated and appointed thereunto by the Lords Proprietors of the said Province: to wit as sureties for his observing and obeying all directions and instructions which at any time shall be sent to him from his Majesty and by any one by his Majesty's authority pursuant to or for the due putting in execution the Acts of Trade relating to Plantations, detailed at length.
Prefixing: form of said bond. Ibid., pp. 75–6.
Same to Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to make up and pass the account as follows of the Honourable Conyers Darcy and George Feilding as Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Horse, to wit for the period 19 July 1712 to 11 Nov. 1715 and to present the same for Declaration.
Prefixing: state of said accompt.
£s.d.
charge:
money received out of the Exchequer18,291810
discharge:
payments for several horses1,851163
new coaches, coach horses and sadlers' wares4,74420
velvet and other silks and furniture and materials for coaches, chairs and liveries6,797126
caps, hats, swords and other necessaries for livery servants1,31480
work in repairing the Mews at St. James's and Charing Cross342140
charges of supernumerary servants about the stables10299
hire of coaches and travelling charges of several persons on several occasions relating to the affairs of this Office381110
the value of her Majesty's Free plates run for on Ascot Common and Newmarket in 1713322100
sundry disbursements, viz., for salary to Mr. Maybank, the accomptants' agent, for stationery ware, for looking after the lamps, making a private road for her [late] Majesty's airings to Hampstead, rent of New River Water, new year's gifts and other necessary and incident charges44744
charge of passing the accomptants' patent8100
charges of passing two privy seals for receiving the money charged on this accompt5670
fees at the Treasury and Exchequer on receiving said money and for entering sign manuals and for two imprest rolls24513
£16,686161
due from the accomptants to balance1,604129
£1,829810
Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 76–7.
Jan. 28.Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay 273l. to the persons following out of a saving of that amount arising to the Irish Establishment on the pay of Brigadier Joseph Sabine and Phineas Bowles, whom the King formerly ordered to be placed as General Officers on the Establishment of Ireland, viz.
£s.d.
Lieut.-Gen. George Macartney12140
Major Gen. George Kellum60120
Brigadier Jacob Bor45120
Brigadier Robert Napier45120
the same being intended to be part of what would have been due to them on the new Establishment of Ireland which was signed on June 30 last as follows in case they had been placed thereon as from the 31 March last: all by reason that Brigadier Joseph Sabine and Phineas Bowles, “who were formerly placed by our order as General Officers upon the Military Establishment of Ireland, have since been employed by us in our service in Great Britain and have been placed on our Establishment there [in Great Britain] with an allowance of pay proportionable to their rank, whereby a saving has accrued upon the Establishment of Ireland of 273l. from the 31 March to the 30 June last, at which time we were pleased to sign a new Establishment for General Officers for Ireland.” Out Letters (Ireland) X, pp. 74, 94.
Jan. 28.William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. My Lords desire you to send to them with all expedition accounts of the expense of the Civil List in Scotland (which comprehends the charge of the Justiciary, Session and Court of Exchequer there) from the time of the Union to Michaelmas 1716 and of the particular revenue by name out of which the same have been satisfied. The accounts are to be from Michaelmas to Michaelmas in each year. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 21.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1716 Dec. 26 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to James Brudenel, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to the Duke of Roxburgh, [as] one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, of 1,000 ounces of white plate: to an estimate of 400l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 29.
Jan. 29.Money warrant for 588l. 17s.d. to Charles, Earl of Orrery, on his annuity as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber from 1716 Sept. 29 to Jan. 26 inst., from which time the said annuity is by his Majesty's special command to cease and determine. (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan 31 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 196. Order Book IX, p. 357. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 255.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashiers to pay the 5l. per an. [patent] fee of William Frankling as Comptroller of Berwick port. Money Book XXV, p. 198.
Same to same to pay the salary of 15l. per an. each to John Williams, Henry Blake and Edward Nash as King's waiters in Bristol port. Ibid., p. 4.
Money order for 50l. to Edward Byam for one quarter to Jan. 28 inst. on his allowance as Lieutenant Governor of Antigua. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1717 May 25 for confirmation hereof. Order Book IX, p. 345.
H. Walpole to Mr. Harcourt, Comptroller of the Two Million Lottery anno 1711. My Lords are acquainted that the Paymaster of said Lottery cannot pass his accounts for want of certain lists and books as in the enclosed petition [missing] which ought to be adjusted and made out by you. They direct you to make out said lists and books “unless you have sufficient objections to the contrary”. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 160.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to make agreement as follows with Nicholas Park for allowing him one-third of the money he shall recover towards the debt owing by his father Richard Park.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners. The said Richard Park was formerly a merchant of this city [London] and failed about 12 years since indebted 8,000l. to the Crown, His son Nicholas alleges he has discovered a sum of money amounting to about 1,200l. (a debt due to said Richard) [which he could recover] without charge to the Crown provided he be allowed a moiety thereof. Our solicitor has prevailed with him to accept a third. The said Richard's debt has for many years been esteemed desperate. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 421.
Jan. 29.Treasury reference to the Board of Works of the petition of William Watkins, Keeper of his Majesty's Private Roads, setting forth that the roads leading to the several palaces are in great want of repair and that if there be not an annual allowance to Gatekeepers of Fulham Road and for keeping the same in repair it will be reduced to as bad a condition as heretofore: therefore praying my Lord's directions. Reference Book IX, p. 309.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of John Rogers of Salop, bookseller, shewing that at the time of the late Rebellion he, with a Dutch printer of the same place, was requested by several Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace of Co. Salop to print several thousand of the Bishops' Declaration against the Rebellion, ‘Howels' and the Non-Jurors' Doctrine Exposed,’ the ‘Cambridge Address and Partridge's Predictions’, which they accordingly did and the same were distributed through the said county and other places to open the eyes of the people that they should not be deluded by the Pretender's friends: that they [petitioner and the Dutch printer] had no advantage thereby but did it for to serve the Government: yet some people have given information to the Stamps Commissioners against them and threaten their ruin by a Government prosecution for printing the several papers aforesaid without stamps: therefore petitioners pray a stop to any such malicious prosecution. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Nedham Busby as distributor of stamps for Co. Oxford loco George Ryves who proposes to relinquish that employment. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 77.
Jan. 30.Same for 1,424l. 3s.d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt as in full for necessaries delivered to the several new offices [of the Receipt] as follows:
£s.d.
[Office for] 14 per cent. Annuities, [as by 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] in the half year to 1715 Sept. 2914955
[Office for] 3,700l. per week Excise, [as by 12–13 Wm. III, c. 12] in same time14161
[Office for] Annuities anno 1706, [as by 4–5 Anne, c. 18] in same time9616
[Office for] Annuities anno 1707, [as by 6 Anne, c. 2] in same time118
[Office for] 40,000l. per an. Annuities [as by 6 Anne, c. 39] in same time1160
[Office for] 80,000l. per an. Annuities, [as by 6 Anne, c. 48] in same time3210
[Office for] 9 per cent. Annuities, [as by 8 Anne, c. 12] in same time772
[Office for] Exchequer Bills, in same time25610
[Office for] 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710, [as by 8 Anne, c. 10] in same time3368
Transfer Office for the same Lottery from Michaelmas 1711 to Michaelmas 17125100
[Office for] the Two Million Adventure anno 1711, [as by 9 Anne, c. 16] from Lady day 1713 to Michaelmas 171312815
[Office for] 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711, [as by 9 Anne, c. 6] for same time [? for the half year to March 1715]8210
[Office for] first 1,800,000l. Lottery anno 1712, [as by 10 Anne, c. 18] for same time373110
[Office for] second 1,800,000l. Lottery anno 1712, [as by 10 Anne, c. 19] for same time3828
£1,4243
Order Book IX, p. 368.
Jan. 31.Money order for 944l. 19s. 10¼d. to the said Samuel Edwyn, Esq., Usher of the Receipt: in full satisfaction for necessaries delivered to the ancient Offices [in the Receipt of the Exchequer] within Easter and Trinity terms 1715. (Letter of direction dated March 7 for 944l. 9s. 10¼d. hereon.) Ibid., p. 367. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 166.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Robert Payne shewing that Thomas Crabb, senr., and Thomas Crabb, junr., upon their own credits were entrusted with returning considerable sums of money to the Excise Commissioners in London; that in Oct. 1706 the said Crabb, junr., entered into articles with Major Crosby, Collector of Excise in East Wales, to return [to London] the moneys of that collection, at which time both the Crabbs executed a bond to her late Majesty in 5,000l. for the true performance of the articles, wherein the petitioner without his privity or consent was named a co-obligor and by artifice was prevailed upon to execute the said bond without knowing [that] any debt [was] due to the Crown, whereas the said Crabbs then owed 2,799l. 6s. 3d. and did not receive [from the Collector] any more money [for remittance to London] after the petitioner executed the said bond, but became bankrupts; upon which the petitioner was sued upon the bond and judgment and extent [were awarded] against him, although he never received any part of the said [2,799l. 6s. 3d. debt] moneys: that petitioner's estate was mortgaged almost to the full extent before he executed the said bond and the residue is since mortgaged to raise 1,000l. part of 1,400l. which he has paid towards discharging the said debt: that whilst the extent continues petitioner cannot make further satisfaction to his Majesty and is with a wife and 11 children in a most distressed condition: therefore prays forgiveness of the said debt and in the meantime stay of process. Reference Book IX, p. 309.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to employ Ellias Owens (one of the eldest stampers) to officiate as Deputy Supervisor [of the Stamps] with an addition of 10l. per an. as was allowed to William Sharpe, deceased.
William Edmonds to be a stamper in the place of said Sharp [sic for Owens]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 78.