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'Declared Accounts: Navy', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CLII-CLXX. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85483 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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DECLARED ACCOUNTS: NAVY.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1732, ROLL 161 [A.O. 1/1732/161].

John Aislabie, late Treasurer of the Navy Royal and the Victualling.

1 January 1717–18 to 19 March 1717–18.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the end of the last Accompt672,7651611¼
and depending on sundry persons at the foot of the said last Accompt2,40018
675,16518
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term 4 George I in further part of 1,000,000l. by Privy Seal of 25 Nov. 1717
147,317811½
money defalked for imprest bills paid by former Treasurers and cleared within the time of this Accompt, detailed5,79917
money received for old and decayed goods and provisions sold, etc., detailed10,4115
money gained by sale of Bank Annuities1500
money arising by the sale of Reversionary Annuities etc., detailed16,85978
and on accompt of the Victualling:
money received for damaged stores sold etc., for rent, for abatements from bills for debts on Victualling accounts for imprests cleared etc.
8,57318
total charge and receipts£864,14216
Discharge.
Emptions and provisions, detailed98,36059
interest of money borrowed of the South Sea Company and several other persons:
John Aislabie, for interest of 60,000l. borrowed for the Navy
1,4311111
Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, for interest of 57,668l. 9s. 4d. at 4l. per cent.72210
sundry other persons on Navy bills at 6l. per cent. per an751172
2,905101
salaries of the Principal Officers etc.:
James, Earl of Berkeley, as First Commissioner for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral; Xmas quarter 1717
75000
the Earl of Rothes, Vice Admiral of Scotland; same time25000
Matthew Aylmer, Sir George Byng, bt., John Cockburn and William Chetwynd, four Commissioners; same time1,00000
Josiah Burchett, Secretary to the Commissioners; same time20000
Sir Henry Penrice, President and Judge of the Admiralty Court; same time10000
John Warter, Assistant to the Council at Law for the affairs of the Admiralty etc., in lieu of fees; same time10000
John Fowler and Isaac Townsend, Navy Commissioners; same time25000
Sir Charles Wager, Comptroller of the Navy; same time12500
Richard Burton, Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts; same time12500
Charles Sergison, Clerk of the Acts of the Navy; same time12500
Jacob Acworth, Surveyor of the Navy; same time12500
Thomas Swanton, Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts of the Navy; same time12500
Francis Dove, a Navy Commissioner at Plymouth; same time12500
James Littleton, ditto at Chatham; same time12500
the Executor of Dennis Lydel, late Comptroller of the Treasurer's Accompts, for his salary 30 Sept. 1717 to 19 Nov. 1717 when he died7356
Thomas Colby, a Navy Commissioner; 17 to 25 Dec. 171712187
John Bridger, Surveyor General of all Woods in America; Xmas quarter 17175000
Dr. Richard Fuller, Advocate General for the office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain; same time368
George Townsend, Council at Law to the Admiralty and Navy, in lieu of fees; same time2500
Edward Honywood, Judge Advocate of the Fleet; same time43100
John Coupland, Deputy Judge Advocate; same time34160
Joseph Griffin, Muster master and storekeeper at Kinsale, for salary, houserent and stationery; same time28150
clerks, storekeepers, messengers etc., detailed with names:
including 295l. for the Clerks belonging to the Admiralty Office; 195l. for ditto to the Clerk of the Acts; 217l. 10s. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Navy; 115l. for ditto to the Surveyor of the Navy; 187l. 10s. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts; 110l. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Navy Treasurer's Accompts; 155l. for ditto to the Comptroller of the Storekeeper's Accompts; 183l. 15s. for ditto to the Ticket Office of the Navy; 100l. to Kendrick Edisbury, a Commissioner for sick and hurt seamen and 450l. 19s. 1d. for his clerks; 500l. to John Aislabie, Navy Treasurer; 125l. to Thomas Weddell, his Paymaster; 100l. to Francis Hawes, his Accountant; and 212l. 10l. for clerks belonging to the Navy Treasurer's Office
3,454161
7,251710
pensions:
Sir Thomas Hopson; half year to Midsummer 1717
307100
Sir Stafford Fairborn; three quarters to same time45000
Sir John Leake; half year to same time30000
Richard Edwards and Benjamin Tymewell; same time25000
Thomas Jennings and George St. Lo; year to same time50000
Capt. John Hubbard; half year to same time10000
Capt. Christopher Myngs; year to same time20000
Sir John Munden; half year to same time15876
several Captains and others, named7,345610
9,61144
flag pay and table money:
Sir George Byng, bt., as Admiral of the White, at 3l. 10s. a day, 14 Feb. 1716–17 to 18 Nov. 1717; and for table money at 1l. a day
1,25100
William Caldwell, as Rear Admiral of the White, at 35s. a day, 1 Feb. 1716–17 to 21 Nov. 1717514100
Charles Cornwall, as Rear Admiral of the Red, same rate, 1 to 31 Jan. 1716–17; and as Vice-Admiral of the Blue, 1 Feb. 1716–17 to 30 Sept. 171765950
James Littleton, as Rear Admiral of the Red, at 35s. a day, 3 June 1717 to 9 Dec. 1717332100
275750
rewards: for instructing youth in seamanship on the Hampshire and on the Kinsale; for taking up an anchor etc. cut from the Charles galley; for taking up the best bower anchor buoy etc. of the Kinsale; for salvage of the Glasgow's anchor; to Samuel Eyre, being the late Queen's bounty to the Officers etc. of the Ludlow Castle, the Royal Anne galley, the Port Mahon and the Lynn for the capture on 20 June 1712 of the Prince de Asturias, a Spanish man of war (1.990l.); Patrick Jeffereys (appointed by William Terry, the captors' agent), being ditto to the Officers etc. of the Mermaid galley, an English privateer, for the capture, 2 June 1710, of the Jolly Conquerant, a French privateer (155l.); and to the same for the capture, 30 May 1710, of the Benediction or Blessing of Granville (200l.); the Chaplain and others of the Bedford fitted out for the South Sea Company; Sir William Fazakerly, Launcelot Burton, Samuel Edwards and John Grainger for taking the subscriptions of a loan of 500,000l. borrowed on a deposit of South Sea Stock in 1713 for the Pressing Service of the Navy (520l. 16s. 8d.); George Lishon, master of the Richard and Elizabeth smack, for assisting the Valeur off Cromer, 14 Dec. 1717; the Clerk of the Check at Portsmouth, for paying 3,181l. 16s. 2d. in small parcels, 4 March 1716–17 to 3 July 1718; Deborah, widow of Samuel Newton, for keeping in repair the fire engines of the Navy Office; Thomas Pool Parmiter, Clerk of the Check, Chatham Yard, for paying 2,693l. 19s. 2d. in small parcels; Ezekiel Wright, Clerk to the Comptroller of Storekeeper's Accompts, for his father's long service etc. and for his own diligence; James Young, for having officiated as master-attendant at Port Mahon; Roger Wyburne, late Surgeon of the Hind, for care of the sick and wounded at Port Mahon; Sir John Norris, Admiral of the Blue, for expense in the late expedition to the Baltick (517l. 18s. 3d.); several persons (unnamed) for importing stores from the Plantations (5,190l. 15s. 4d.)8,86203
disbursements of various natures, detailed at length: Lieut. Peter Anderson, Lieut. George Anson (fn. 1) of the Hampshire, Lieut. Matthew Consett of the Barfleur and others for pressing seamen for service in the Baltic in the year 1717; contingencies of the Squadron under Sir John Norris in the Baltic; payments for stores and for picking oakum etc.; Edward Harley for the Auditor's fee; expenses of sick and hurt seamen etc.38,8141
travelling charges1,76787
victualling charges; to persons who served on board as Volunteers, for their diet979103
pilotage459167
free gift and medicines for furnishing the Surgeon's chest of Thomas Ogilvy, late Surgeon of the Bonaventure1024
hire and freight3921711
the chest at Chatham; to Robert Frost, George Collett and others, Governors of the Chatham Chest, to satisfy all the defalcations made by Charles Caesar, late Navy Treasurer, out of seamen's wages 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 31 Dec. 171316,5883
house rent to the Principal Officers of the Navy etc.:
Thomas Colby; John Fawler; Kendrick Edisbury; Isaac Howard for the barge houses at Stangate, co. Surrey; Sir Samuel Garrard, bt. and others, for rent of the convex lights for the use of the Navy Office; the Executor of Dennis Lyddel, for the house for reposing books and papers of the Navy; Sir Nicholas Morrice, bt., for rent of Mountwise, Stoke Damarel, co. Devon; Samuel Percival; Philadelphia Rider for rent of the Navy Treasury Office in Broad Street; William Warren for the London Bridge water laid into the Navy Office Yard
188114
bounty to Elizabeth Parsons, widow of William Parsons, Able Seaman, slain in fight against the French on the Kent, 30 July 1710, and to Hugh Laugharne for Elizabeth Parsons, orphan of the said William17120
wages etc. of sundry Officers and mariners serving on board the following ships:
the Bridgewater (John Fletcher, Commander); 21 July 1715 to 14 Feb. 1717–18
5,686185
the Dublin (Henry Lawson, Commander); 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 30 Sept. 17163,00583
the Greyhound (Thomas Marwood, Commander); 21 June 1712 to 31 Jan. 1717–189,01121
the Happy (Nathaniel Bellchamber, Commander); 4 Sept. 1714 to 9 Jan. 1717–183,05780
the Lowestoft (Sir Hugh Middleton, Commander); 20 Sept. 1716 to 5 Feb. 1717–182,93500
the Queenbro' (George Isles, Master); 1 Jan. 1714–15 to 31 Dec. 1717345107
the Rye (Arthur Field, Commander); 10 Feb. 1714–15 to 15 Jan. 1717–185,961311
the Stafford (Sir Nicholas Trevanion, Commander); 11 Feb. 1714–15 to 15 Jan. 1717–1811,987155
the Severne (John Shales, Commander); 5 March 1714–15 to 13 Jan. 1717–1811,652911
the Shoreham (Daniel Hackman, Gunner); 11 Feb. 1714–15 to 30 June 17186,026131
the Sorlings (John Goodall, Commander); 12 April 1717 to 17 Dec. 17171,79733
the Valeur (Richard Davis, Commander); 4 March 1716–17 to 4 Jan. 1717–181,306144
several Officers removed from one ship to another and the men discharged from the Success storeship5,2646
sundry Able and Ordinary Seamen removed or discharged for whom tickets have been made out91612
for arrears of wages since 1 Jan. 1712–13 to several Commissioned and Warrant Officers, as by a list prepared under Charles Cæsar, late Treasurer18,70319
to several ships whose books were closed before the passing of their accounts18,33922
to sundry Officers and Seamen for tobacco issued and for dead men's clothes sold at the mast, as by a list extracted from ships' books, closed before these claims were entered7,84505
114,0228
Bounty money to seamen who entered voluntarily on board the King's Ships 21 July 1715 to 24 Aug. 1715839160
half pay:
to sundry Flag Officers and others who were without public employment 1 Jan. 1714–15 to 31 Dec. 1717
87,389176
Sir John Norris, Vice Admiral of the Blue, Sir Hoveden Walker, Rear Admiral of the White and other Officers, for half pay 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 31 Oct. 1713, during which time they were without public employment1,730109
89,12083
wages etc. of Officers and others in the several Dockyards and Ropeyards:
Deptford in ordinary (James Beverley, Clerk of the Check); 1 Oct. 1716 to 31 March 1717
2,06569
Woolwich in ordinary (Daniel Wiseman, Clerk of the Check); same time2,08714
Chatham in ordinary (Thomas Pool Parmiter, Clerk of the Check); same time7,12789
Sheerness in ordinary (William Hogg, Clerk of the Check); same time1,433135
Portsmouth in ordinary (Richard Hall, Clerk of the Check); same time5,783168
Plymouth in ordinary (Ambrose Wareham, master attendant); same time2,69132
Deptford in extraordinary (Joseph Whittman, servant to the Master shipwright, and others); same time9,794175
Woolwich in extraordinary (Thomas Aldredge, ditto); same time8,23621
Chatham in extraordinary (Thomas Smith, ditto); same time14,334115
Sheerness in extraordinary (George Richardson, ditto); same time3,60255
Portsmouth in extraordinary (Thomas Bucknall, ditto); same time20,364169
Plymouth in extraordinary (Thomas Gibbs, ditto); same time7,2901610
Woolwich ropeyard (John Quelch, servant to the Master ropemaker, and others); same time2,21221
Chatham ropeyard (Thomas Adams, ditto); same time2,398130
Portsmouth ropeyard (Thomas Melmerby, clerk); same time1,74884
Hamoze ropeyard (Robert Young, clerk); same time93772
sundry caulkers, bricklayers etc., discharged and ordered to be paid by tickets92123
sundry Officers and others for their late service in Dockyards whose books were closed before they had duly claimed their wages2,29429
95,323157
payments to Surgeons and officers for cures and subsistence of sick and hurt seamen:
Woolwich; William Ellis, surgeon, and John Hughes and William Dubbins, undertakers; 30 Sept. 1716 to 30 Sept. 1717
303510
Rochester; Oliver Birkby, surgeon, and Thomas Knackston, undertaker; same time2,2421911
Gosport; Robert Heart, surgeon, and John White, undertaker; same time61310
Deal; Edward St. Leger, surgeon, and John Wright, undertaker; same time124110
Plymouth; Nicholas Winston, surgeon, and Samuel Slater, William Barry and James Keating, undertakers; 30 Sept. 1716 to 30 Sept. 171793160
Kinsale; Moses La Croix, surgeon, and several undertakers; 30 Sept. 1716 to 1 Oct. 171711617
Gibraltar; James Penman, surgeon; 17 Nov. 1716 to 30 Sept. 1717121611
Plymouth and Deal; Samuel Slater and William Freame, undertakers; for sums unpaid 1 Oct. 1714 to 30 Sept. 171662100
Woolwich; William Potterton, William Dubbing etc., undertakers; 19 Feb. 1714–15 to 30 Sept. 171621160
4,257183
(total for the Navy 492,530l. 3s. 4d.)
and on Accompt of the Victualling:
emptions and provisions, detailed
80,416710
interest at 6l. per cent. on bills, detailed3149
several pursers and masters of ships, detailed, for the balance of their victualling accounts10,327151
workmanship, detailed2,143710
hire and freight1,58110
disbursements2,101111
salaries: Waller Bacon, late a Commissioner for Victualling, 25 June to 17 July 1717 23l. 14s. 3d.; Owen Buckingham, a Commissioner for Victualling, 18 July to 25 Dec. 1717 176l. 5s. 9d.; Thomas Reynolds, another, Xmas quarter 1717 100l.; Denzil Onslow, Thomas Bere, Robert Arris and Peter Jeyes, Commissioners for Victualling, Xmas quarter 1717 and Michaelmas quarter 1718 800l.; Henry Vincent, another, half year to Xmas 1717 200l.; Sprigg Manesty, Secretary, Xmas quarter 1717 50l.; Jeyes Seawell, Cashier, and his clerks, named, same time 87l. 10s.; John Bishop, Accountant General, and his clerks, named, same time 80l.; John Rossington, Chief Clerk, for keeping a cheque on the Treasurer etc., same time 20l.; Seth Jermy, Chief Clerk to the Secretary, and two clerks, named, same time 35l.; James Lovelace, Clerk of the Issues, same time, and a clerk under him, named, 30 Sept. to 7 Oct. 1717 21l. 2s. 11d.; John Sargent, Accomptant for Victualling, and his clerks, Xmas quarter 1717 72l. 19s. 9d.; Nathaniel Rich, Chief Clerk, and his clerk, for keeping a charge on pursers, Xmas quarter 1717 25l.; George Butler, Chief Clerk, to bringing up accounts of stores in arrear, and his clerks, named, same time 32l. 10s.; John Hayward, Chief Clerk, for payment of short allowance money, and his clerks, named, same time 37l. 2s. 11d.; Joseph Maxey, master cooper to the Victualling Office, 17 to 25 Dec. 1717 and his clerk, named, Xmas quarter 1717 15l. 1s. 9d.; Samuel Row, Clerk of the Cutting House, and his clerk, named, same time 30l.; Nathaniel Bullen, Clerk to the Hartshorn brewhouse, and his clerk and a labourer, same time 30l.; John Silvester, muster master of the workmen, and his clerks, same time 37l. 10s.; Daniel White, hoytaker to the Victualling Office, same time 15l.; Charles Mason, clerk of the Rotherhithe mills, same time 12l. 10s.; Edward Goulding, messenger and porter to the Victualling Office, same time 5l.; Samuel Stephenson, late clerk under the clerk of the Hartshorn brewhouse, 26 March 1717 to 26 May 1717 6l. 16s. 3d.; John Morley, inspector of oxen and hogs, Xmas quarter 1717 10l.; Edwart Hart, storekeeper etc. and his clerk, same time 25l.1,94837
wages, detailed8,681134
rent etc.396511
necessary and extra necessary money77119
short allowance money8,64625
travelling charges29120
(total for the Victualling 117,046l. 7s. 5d.)
fees for passing the Accompt etc..
salaries etc. to clerks
1,221100
allowances to Thomas Weddell, this Accomptant's Paymaster50000
allowances to Jeyes Seawell, Cashier of the Victualling40000
allowances to Thomas Hawes, Cashier of the Navy50000
fees and charges106166
petty expenses5000
2,77866
total payments and allowances£612,354173
and so remains£251,78719
whereof depending on sundry persons for money imprested on the Accompt 1 Jan. 1715–16 to 31 Dec. 17162,40018
within the time of this Accompt:
Sir Roger Mostyn, on accompt of the pay of the Marine Regiments
34,17513
Thomas Appleby, for contingencies of the Navy Office26793
Elizabeth Champneys, for the like39192
Elizabeth Willis, for the like1,60000
Charles Aleyn, for the like at Harwich4842
Francis Lynn, for sick and hurt seamen6,17836
Reuben Goulding, for contingencies at Plymouth1,10000
Capt. Philip Vanbrugh, for contingencies of the Speedwell216
Capt. Robert Robinson, for contingencies of the Katherine500
Capt. Ezekiel Wright, for contingencies of the Nightingale1,05446
George Atkins, for the like at Lisbon50000
John Warter, for law charges249211
Lewis Quoitte, for contingencies of the Pay Office30161
William Hogg, for contingencies at Sheerness1,089140
Thomas Rogers, for the like at Portsmouth28000
Capt. St. John Charlton, for the service of the Gosport047
Capt. Matthew Efford, for the service of the Experiment2000
Capt. Henry Lawson, for the service of the Dublin yacht22410
Edward Cole, for contingencies at Plymouth2533
Edward Honywood, for contingencies at Courts Martial5240
the Watermans' Company, for pressing men10000
Owen Sutherland, for purveying timber at Portsmouth Yard2,30279
Capt. Charles Poole, for the service of the Pearl400
Capt. Thomas Howard, for the service of the Shoreham48544
James Beverley, for contingencies at Deptford124110
Edward Burt, for contingencies at the Admiralty Office9,20000
Arthur Todd, for pressing seamen25000
Daniel Wiseman, for contingent disbursements at Woolwich Yard136150
Thomas Enstone, for contingent disbursements at the Navy Office1,1467
Joseph Dodd, for the service of Sheerness Yard4778
Capt. Digby Dent, for disbursements for the ship9160
Capt. Thomas Reynolds, for the service of the Adventure22000
William Wood, for the like66
Capt. William Collier, for the service of the Mermaid402
Galfridus Walpole, for the service of Greenwich Hospital11,50217
Capt. John Soanes, for the service of the Seahorse3116
Capt. Francis Cooper, for the service of the Scarbro'10000
Capt. John St. Lo, for the service of the Valeur212
Capt. Edward Holland, for the service of the Bedford galley500
Capt. Charles Stewart, for the service of the Albrough111111
Capt. Christopher Parker, for the service of the Tartar21610
Capt. Samuel Chadwick, for the service of the Ferret sloop1000
Lieut. John Gandy, for the service of the Swift157146
William Boswell, for purveying timber19140
Josiah Burchett, for contingencies at the Admiralty Office50000
Capt. Francis Willis, for the service of the Deal Castle500
Lieut. James Dore, for pressing men1000
Lieut. Charles Russell, for the like1000
Daniel Furzer, for contingent disbursements at Port Mahon12000
Thomas Warrin, for contingencies at Deal248131
Capt. Francis Hume, for the service of the ship Scarbro'277113
John Hill, for the Transport Service3,00000
Capt. Bartholomew Chandler, for the service of the Winchelsea2106
the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, for the service of the Ordnance26,00000
Capt. Francis Wyvill, for the service of the Fubbs yacht9170
Capt. John Rose, for the service of the Seaford77128
Capt. Vincent Pearse, for the service of the Phoenix160119
Capt. George Gordon, for the service of the Pearl10134
Thomas Pool Parmiter, for disbursements at Sheerness Yard28178
Michael Keating, for subsisting sick and hurt seamen4769
William Bowler, for the like30122
William Wood, for contingencies for sick and hurt seamen5000
Rowland Frogmore, for sick and hurt seamen220
Richard Hampden, the present Treasurer of the Navy, for tallies and orders on the Land Tax 1716 and 1718 paid over to him by this Accomptant84,68810
the same, for money paid over to him for the service of the Navy, arising from the sale of Reversionary Annuities with interest due thereon13,75519
the same, for ditto, being money remaining in the Accomptant's hands, when he quitted office2,00000
the same, for the value of stock in 4l. per cent. per an. Annuities delivered over979110
204,9961
money imprested for victualling the Navy within the time of this Accompt:
to divers persons, detailed, including Edward Goulding, for contingencies at the Victualling Office, 1,665l. 13s. 1d.; William Patridge, for contingencies at Chatham, 1,779l. 8s. 6d.; Thomas Revell, for the service of the victualling at Port Mahon 7,949l. 7s. 5d.; John Shales, for contingencies of the Victualling Office at Portsmouth and for short allowance, 485l. 11s. 1d.; Alonzo Vere, Agent for Victualling the ships going to the Baltic, 14,325l. 15s. 4d.; Richard Hampden, for the value of stock in 4l. per cent. per an. Annuities delivered over, 360l. 17s. 6d.; John Horton, purser of the Edgar and Daniel Mahon, purser of the Humber, for money paid on bills of exchange drawn by them from New England on 21 July 1711 for the value by them taken up there in New England currency at 40l. per cent. exchange for buying up provisions etc. for the Expedition to Canada, 12,544l. 6s. 6d.
41,395510½
total of the supers£248,791811
money paid into the Exchequer 16 April 1720 to balance the Accompt£2,99610
and so this Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 26 April 1720.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: NAVY TREASURER.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1733, ROLL 162 [A.O.1/1733/162].

Richard Hampden, Treasurer of the Navy Royal and of the Victualling.

20 March 1717–18 to 31 December 1718.

Charge.£s.d.
Arrears: none, this being the Accomptant's first Accompt of this servicenil
Receipts: money received of John Aislabie, the preceding Treasurer of the Navy, in tallies and orders on the Land Tax:
on the Land Tax anno 1716
18810
£s.d.
on ditto anno 171884,50000
84,68810
money imprested out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 4 George I, in further part of 1,000,000l. by Privy Seal of 25 Nov. 4 George I
7,00000
Easter term, 4 & 5 George I, in full of the same414,25347
the same term, in part of 1,000,000l. by Privy Seal of 30 April 4 George I27,787144
Michaelmas term, 5 George I, in further part of the same403,24138
852,28227
charges on account of the Navy:
money defalked for imprest bills (dated as below) paid by former Treasurers and cleared within the time of this Accompt:
Andrew Fanewell (15 April 1712)
3,834152
Daniel Wiseman (21 Jan. 1716–17 and 31 July 1717)41150
William Hogg (8 July 1717 and 15 May 1718)27000
Thomas Pool Parminter (16 June 1717)28178
Capt. Coningsby Norbury (31 Oct. 1710)5914
Capt. Digby Dent (28 July 1715)9160
4,24418
money received for stores sold etc.:
for old stores and provisions sold
3936
for dead men's clothes and tobacco sold145141
for bedding supplied2100
for stores lost etc.2944
for clothes supplied in sick quarters211811
Capt. Digby Dent for supernumeraries on the Swift sloop1134
for sundry abatements90161
70312
money received of James, Earl of Carnarvon (now Duke of Chandos), late Paymaster of the Army, in 4l. per cent. annuities, by Royal Warrant of 21 Feb. 1717–18, to complete 17,539l. 12s.d., the value of bills drawn by Col. Hunter on the Commissioners of Victualling5,732311¾
money arising from interest on tallies and orders on the Malt Act anno 171863000
charges on account of the Victualling:
money received on accompt of the victualling service for debts due on victualling accompts (234l. 18s.d.), for damaged bread etc. (1,355l. 4s.d.), for old stores sold (558l. 1s.d.), and for abatements on bills (429l. 9s.d.); from Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, for deductions from the four Independent Companies at Annapolis Royal and four others at Placentia for provisions furnished 26 Dec. 1714 to 24 Aug. 1717, by Royal Warrant of 13 Aug. 1718 (4,000l.); money defalked for imprests cleared (Nathaniel Prullen, 29 Nov. 1716 30l.; William Partridge, 14 Aug. 1717 26l. 19s. 2d.; John Shales, 17 April 1717 61l. 13s. 8d.)
6,6966
total charge and receipts£954,97714
Discharge.
Emptions and provisions, detailed81,149153
salaries:
James, Earl of Berkeley, as First Commissioner for executing the office of Lord High Admiral, at 3,000l. per an. from 26 Dec. 1717 to 18 March 1717–18 and at 1,000l. to Ladyday 1718 and half year to Michaelmas 1718; and as Vice Admiral of Great Britain at 20l. per diem, 13 March 1717–18 to Michaelmas 1718; and for the wages of 16 men at 10s. each per mensem, same time
1,469109
David, Earl of Rothes, Vice Admiral of Scotland; three quarters to Michaelmas 171875000
Matthew Aylmer (now Lord Aylmer), another Commissioner, at 1,000l. per an., 26 Dec. 1717 to 18 March 1717–18; and as Rear Admiral of Great Britain, 13 March 1717–18 to Michaelmas 1718; and for the wages of twelve servants at 10s. each per mensem43485
Sir John Norris, another Commissioner at 1,000l. per an., 19 March 1717–18 to Ladyday 1718 and half year to Michaelmas 1718519811
Sir John Jennings, another Commissioner, ditto, ditto519811
Sir Charles Wager, another Commissioner, ditto, ditto; and as Comptroller of the Navy at 500l. per an. for Ladyday quarter 1718644811
Sir George Byng, William Chetwynd and John Cockburne, three other Commissioners, at 1,000l. per an. each; three quarters to Michaelmas 17182,25000
Josiah Burchet, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; same time60000
Sir Henry Penrice, President and Judge of the Admiralty Court; same time30000
Dr. Richard Fuller, Advocate General for the office of Lord High Admiral; same time1000
John Coupland, Deputy Judge Advocate; same time11140
Edward Honeywood, Judge Advocate of the Fleet; same time13900
George Townsend, ‘Councill at Law’ to the Admiralty and Navy; same time7500
John Warter, Assistant to the ‘Councill at Law’, in lieu of fees; same time30000
James Littleton and Thomas Colby, two of the Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy; same time75000
Charles Sergison, Clerk of the Acts of the Navy, Jacob Acworth, Surveyor of the Navy, John Fawler, Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts, and Richard Burton, Comptroller of the Treasurer's Accompts; same time1,50000
Thomas Swanton, Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts, Ladyday quarter 1718; and as Comptroller of the Navy, half year to Michaelmas 171837500
William Clevland, Comptroller of the Storekeeper's Accompts; half year to Michaelmas 171825000
Francis Dove, a Principal Officer and Navy Commissioner at Plymouth; three quarters to Michaelmas 171837500
Isaac Townsend, another, at Portsmouth; same time37500
John Bridger, Surveyor General of the King's Woods in America; Ladyday quarter 1718 and 26 March 1718 to 18 June 171896141
Charles Burniston, succeeding him; 19 June 1718 to Michaelmas 171853511
Joseph Griffin, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Kinsale Yard; three quarters to Michaelmas 1718; and for house rent and stationery ware8650
John Beavour, his clerk; same time22100
Charles Alleyne, Clerk of the Check and Storekeeper of Harwich Yard; same time; and for stationery ware78150
William Jeffreys, his clerk; same time22100
Thomas Warren, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Deal; half year to Midsummer 1718; and for transmitting the daily lists10600
George Atkins, Storekeeper at Lisbon; threequarters to Michaelmas 171815000
Richard Larkin, clerk, half-year to Michaelmas 17182500
John Loton, Muster Master and Storekeeper at Port Mahon; 29 May 1718 to Michaelmas 171864168
Thomas Barker, his clerk; same time1642
Daniel Furzer, Storekeeper at Port Mahon; three quarters to Michaelmas 171869100
James Graves, an extra clerk for examining books etc. relating to petitions etc.; same time37100
clerks belonging to the Admiralty Office, detailed88500
clerks belonging to the Clerk of the Acts, detailed568159
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Navy, detailed652100
clerks belonging to the Surveyor of the Navy, detailed34390
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts of the Navy, detailed537100
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Treasurer's Accompts of the Navy, detailed4061811
clerks belonging to the Comptroller of the Storekeepers' Accompts of the Navy, detailed46500
clerks belonging to the Navy Ticket Office, detailed511161
clerks belonging to James Littleton, a Navy Commissioner, detailed97100
clerks belonging to Francis Dove, another Navy Commissioner, detailed6000
clerks belonging to Isaac Townsend, another Navy Commissioner, detailed6000
Kendrick Edisbury, a Commissioner for Sick and Hurt Seamen; three quarters to Michaelmas 171830000
clerks belonging to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen, detailed182100
Elizabeth Willis, housekeeper; messengers, porters etc., detailed46330
John Aislabie, late Navy Treasurer; 26 Dec. 1717 to 19 March 1717–18466134
Richard Hampden, succeeding him; 20 March 1717–18 to Michaelmas 17181,03368
Thomas Weddell, Paymaster to the said Treasurers; three quarters to Michaelmas 171837500
Thomas Hawes, their Accountant; same time30000
clerks belonging to the Navy Treasurer's Office, detailed597100
Rebecca Strangeways, their housekeeper, doorkeepers etc., detailed4500
20,92836
pensions:
Sir Stafford Fairbourne, at 600l. per an. from 26 Dec. 1709 (on discontinuance of his half pay as Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Fleet) to 31 Dec. 1714, less half pay as Vice Admiral already paid
719173
Sir Thomas Hopson; Michaelmas quarter 1717153150
Richard Edwards, Thomas Jennings and Benjamin Tymewell, having been many years Navy Commissioners; same time187100
Sir John Munden, a superannuated Sea Officer; same time84176
John Hubbard and Christopher Myngs, having been Senior Captains in the Navy; same time10000
Captains Woolfron, Cornwall and Humphrey Sanders for pensions at 10s. per diem each in consideration of their long service; same time9700
Capt. Robert Robinson; same time38160
William Dale and Balthazar St. Mitchel; same time7500
Captains William Hockede, John Mitchel, John Redman, Lionel Ripley, Matthew Teate and Peter Watton; same time19686
Capt. Thomas Wilshaw, for long service and age, loss of a leg and other wounds; same time2500
five Master Attendants of Yards, detailed; same time12500
five Captains, detailed; same time12150
Capt. Humphrey Blowers; Midsummer quarter 17171840
four Captains, detailed; Michaelmas quarter 171777120
Isaac Delajelle and John Maretts, French sea officers and refugees; same time2500
William Erovard, having been a pilot on the French coast; same time12100
Peter Cock; 31 July 1717 to 29 Sept. 17177172
Capt. Samuel Tilley; Michaelmas quarter 171714110
Lieutenants Peter Huzee and David Taverner; same time2450
superannuated boatswains, lieutenants, widows, children, masters of ships, surgeons, etc.; detailed at length2,26840
4,372125
flag pay:
Charles Cornwall, as Vice Admiral of the Blue; 1 Oct. 1717 to 30 Dec. 1717
23000
James Littleton; 26 March 1718 to 4 April 17182500
Sir Charles Wager, as Vice Admiral of the Red; 17 March 1717–18 to 29 March 171832100
rewards and bounty: Samuel Billingsley, William Banks, Stephen Burle, Thomas Brown, Richard Burchet, Robert Clancey, Daniel Cambell, John Coleman, Robert Douglas, Samuel Durham, John Gewin, Thomas Gunnis. Thomas Morley, William Penrose, John Pindar, Humphrey Rand, Richard Tillear, Thomas Watson, Thomas Wankford, William Webber, Richard Whithurst and John Young, for instructing youth in several ships, named, in Seamanship and Navigation; Capt. Edward Folkinham of the sloop Trial for the charge of doctors etc. during the cure of his wounds received by a gunshot in his breast in fight against a French ship in the West Indies, 22 July 1712; Captains Edward Holland, George Martin and John Roberts for having conducted the Press, 29 March 1718 to 2 June 1718; Capt. Robert Watkins for ditto, 29 March 1718 to 15 May 1718; Andrew Sampson and Robert Giles for attending the Rochester with a hooker; Robert Giles and Morrice Eager for a like service to the Fox; Charles Steven and Samuel Mills, watermen, for attending the regulating Captains; William Dobree for the Officers and Ships' Companies of the Hope and Churchill, two English privateers, captors of the French privateer Elizabeth, 22 Jan. 1709–10; Samuel Eyre for ditto of the Panther and Experiment, captors of La Galathee, a French privateer, 4 Jan. 1711–12 append page 167 and of the Jolly Intention de Calais, another, 14 April 1711; several persons for importing naval stores from the Plantations; Sir Harcourt Master, Richard Burton and Joseph Gascoigne for the Officers etc. of the Hampton Court and Sterling Castle, captors of the French privateer Tolouse, 21 Nov. 171134,73537
disbursements of divers natures: Capt. John Balchen, Lieut. Thomas Billop, Lieut. Samuel Braithwaite, Lieut. Nathaniel Darkin, Capt. Francis Drake, Lieut. William Elford, Capt. John Fletcher, Capt. John Gray, Lieut. George Hart, Capt. Francis Knighton, Lieut. Joseph Laws, Capt. Joseph Lingen, the Executors of Lieut. Edward Mansfield, Capt. Streynsham Master, Lieut. John Orme, Lieut. Alexander Orrock, Lieut.Yelverton Peyton, Lieut. Robert Prosser, Lieut. Henry Power, Lieut. Joshua Pain (and for being put on board a Dutch ship seized on suspicion of being bound to Sweden and by stress of weather driven into Scotland where he had to defend an action brought against him by the ship owners), Capt. Richard Rouzier, Lieut. James Robinson, the Executors of Lieut. John Smith, Lieut. Christopher Symons, Lieut. Arthur Trevor, Lieut. Thomas Waterhouse, Capt. Joseph Winder, Lieut. Gilbert Wallis, for expenses of pressing and procuring men for ships, named; Joseph Griffin, Clerk of the Check at Kinsale Yard, for tallow sent to Jamaica etc.; Richard Lea, ditto at Portsmouth yard, for disbursements; Lewis Quoite, George Worthy and others, for counting 303,090l.; John Ireland, late Mayor of Yarmouth, for sending expresses and helping to save the Deal Castle's boat; Capt. Ralph Sanderson for disbursements for the cure of his wounds received in action off Madera 24 Jan. 1711–12; Andrew Fanevill as agent for Sir Hovenden Walker, Rear Admiral of the White, for stores etc. for the late Expedition to Canada (5,164l. 2s. 8d.); Captain Walter Riddell and Capt. Thomas Scott, for repairs to ships (named etc.); Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee (273l. 3s. 8d.)6,756183
travelling charges1,722153
victualling charges: to several persons who served as volunteers, for their diet34862
pilotage2,00528
free gifts: to several surgeons for their chests828128
hire and freight13249
rent: Thomas Colby and James Littleton, Navy Commissioners, for house rent; John Fawler, Comptroller of the Victualling Accompts, for ditto; the Executors of Denis Lyddell, for rent of the house for reposing books etc.; Kendrick Edisbury, for house rent; Sir Nicholas Morrice, bt., for rent of Mountwise, Stoke Damerel, co. Devon; Isaac Howard, for rent of two barge houses; Sir Samuel Garrard, bt. and others, for the rent of convex lights; Samuel Percival, Assistant to the Clerk of the Acts, for house rent; Philadelphia Rider, for rent of the Treasury Office; William Warren, for rent of the London Bridge water laid into the Navy Office Yard473100
£s.d.
wages and entertainment of Officers and Mariners on board the following ships etc.:
the Adventure (Thomas Reynolds, Commander); 29 July 1715 to 9 Oct. 1718
8,705140
the Argyle (Christopher Oates, First Lieut.); 8 March 1714–15 to 1 Dec. 171815,9361811
the Bedford galley (Samuel Atkins, Commander); 20 March 1717–18 to 26 March 17184183
the Glasgow (William Lloyd, Commander); 14 Feb. 1714–15 to 20 April 17185,953711
the Kinsale (Edward Storey, Commander); 20 Oct. 1715 to 24 Nov. 17185,828125
the King George (Peter Furzer, Master); 8 April 1718 to 8 Nov. 17189821
the Newcastle (William Passenger, Commander); 30 March 1717 to 7 Aug. 17185,43822
the North Foreland (Henry Westfall, Master); 18 April 1714 and 8 Nov. 17187661
the Speedwell (George Clinton, Commander); 28 June 1716 to 3 Dec. 17184,409138
the Swift sloop (Digby Dent, Commander); 8 Feb. 1714–15 to 23 Dec. 17183,140160
the Tryal sloop (George Hitchcock, Commander); 14 Aug. 1716 to 14 July 17182,089107
the Winchelsea (Bartholomew Candler, Commander); 11 Aug. 1716 to 1 Dec. 17184,44226
56,12447
the Yards: 1 April 1717 to 30 Sept. 1717 (unless otherwise stated below):
the shipyards in ordinary:
Deptford (James Beverley, clerk of the check)
2,032143
Woolwich (Daniel Wiseman, ditto)1,912115
Chatham (Thomas Pool Parminter, ditto)7,1561611
Sheerness (William Hogg, ditto)1,554130
Portsmouth (Richard Lea, ditto)6,336181
Plymouth (Ambrose Warham, master attendant)2,747159
Lisbon (William Tomlinson, able seaman); 1 July 1717 to 30 June 17189789
the shipyards in extraordinary:
Deptford (John Cull, servant to the master shipwright, and others)
12,57754
Woolwich (Thomas Aldridge, ditto)12,052211
Chatham (Robert Beresford, ditto)16,75851
Sheerness (Thomas White, ditto)3,749110
Portsmouth (Thomas Bucknell, ditto)26,007184
Plymouth (Ralph Battle, ditto)10,633163
Lisbon (James Skey, shipwright); 1 July 1717 to 30 Sept. 171815928
the ropeyards:
Woolwich (Samuel Gibson, servant to the master rope-maker, and others)
2,28690
Chatham (Thomas Adams, ditto)2,55029
Portsmouth (Thomas Melmerby, clerk of the yard, and others)1,768188
Hamoze (Robert Young, ditto)999611
111,381171
(total payments as above 321,246l. 16s. 2d.)
and on accompt of the Victualling:
emptions and provisions
38,03113
allowance to pursers etc., detailed, for the balance of their victualling accompts6,665183
workmanship, detailed1,6141310
hire and freight1,31614
disbursements63838
salaries:
Henry Vincent, late a Commissioner for Victualling, 26 Dec. 1717 to 18 March 1717–18, 92l. 4s. 5d.; Edward Elliott, another Commissioner, 19 March 1717–18 to Xmas 1718, 307l. 15s. 7d.; Thomas Reynolds, another, year to Xmas 1718, 400l.; Robert Arris, Thomas Bere, Owen Buckingham and Peter Jeys, four others, three quarters to Michaelmas 1718, 1,200l.; Denzill Onslow, another, half year to Midsummer 1718, 200l.; Sprig Manesty, their secretary, year to Xmas 1718, 200l., and clerks, detailed, 140l.; Jeys Seawell, Cashier of the Victualling, and his clerks, detailed, 350l.; John Bishop, Accountant General to the Commissioners, and his clerks, detailed, 314l. 5s.; John Russington, Chief Clerk, for checking Treasurer and Assigning Bills, 80l.; James Lovelace, Clerk of the Issues, and his clerk, detailed, 127l. 10s.; John Sargent, Accountant for Victualling Stores and his clerks, detailed, 240l. 13s.; Nathaniel Rich, a Chief Clerk, and his clerk, detailed, 80l.; George Butler, another Chief Clerk, and his clerks, detailed, 127l. 10s.; John Hayward, another Chief Clerk, and his clerks, detailed, 157l. 9s. 7d.; Joseph Maxey, master cooper to the Victualling, and his clerk, detailed, 150l.; Samuel Row, Clerk of the Cuttinghouse, and his clerk, detailed, 90l.; Nathaniel Bullen, Clerk to the Hartshorne brewhouse, and clerk, detailed, 120l.; John Silvester, Muster Master, and his clerk, detailed, 112l. 10s.; hoytaker, messenger, clerks etc., detailed, 226l. 4s. 11d.
4,71626
wages, detailed5,75268
rent etc.: Owen Buckingham and Denzill Onslow, for house rent; Joseph Maxey, Master Cooper, ditto; rents of the Hartshorn brewery; rents of wharves. victualling houses etc.265162
necessary and extra necessary money6,045120
travelling charges440
65,05098
money paid as reward to Thomas Reynolds, by Royal Sign Manual of 23 July 1718, for services in the Victualling1,00000
money paid on the Annual Allowance of 2,000l. per an. granted by Royal Sign Manual of 17 June 1718 to James, Earl of Berkeley; 19 March 1717 to Xmas 17181,532176
ordinary allowances: Exchequer fees 6l. 13s. 4d.; this Accomptant, for the declaration of this and the preceding Accompt 16l. 13s. 4d.; Thomas Hawes, for passing the said Accompts and for stationery 42l. 10s.65168
money paid for satisfying the Interest on South Sea Stock; half year to Midsummer 1718104,6761710½
total payments and allowances£493,5721710½
and so remains£461,404165
whereof depending on sundry persons for money imprested within the time of this Accompt:
Thomas Appleby, Messenger to the Navy Office
1247
and for the service of the Victualling: Thomas Re veil, for the ships at Lisbon57500
to the same, for the ships in the Mediterranean3,366134
John Sargent, agent at Lisbon, for salary5000
Edward Bubb, his clerk, ditto1500
Alonzo Vere, for the ships in the Baltic3,67260
Col. Robert Hunter, Governor of New York, for buying up provisions for the Expedition to Canada 17115,468189
13,1475
£13,2725
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted£448,1325
Declared 5 September 1721.

Footnotes

1 See D.N.B. notice of Lord Anson; he had just obtained his Lieutenant's Commission.