Treasury Warrants
January 1718, 21-31

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'Treasury Warrants: January 1718, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. 163-179. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85525 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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January 1718, 21–31

Jan. 21.Letter of direction for 5,000l. to Casper Frederick Henning: without account: upon the unsatisfied order in his name for the use of his Majesty's Privy Purse: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 68.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of the Earl of Hyndford for a new grant of the Barony of Skirling in the shire of Peebles, with two fairs as follows, whereof the burgh belonging to the same is entitled to a weekly market, the said Barony being situate very commodious for the selling and bartering of all sorts of cattles, wherefore he conceives it would be of great service if two fairs were appointed to be held yearly at the said Barony. Reference Book IX, p. 370.
Treasury warrant to James Craggs, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay 912l. 10s. 0d. to Capt. Woods Rogers (who is going Governor to the Island of Providence) for the charge of victualling 100 men for one year (“of which the Garrison for the defence of that and other the Bahama Islands is to consist”): which sum together with 1,946l. 3s. 10d. directed by the Treasury Lords into the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance make up the voted 2,858l. 13s. 10d.
Prefixing:
report by said Craggs on the memorial of said Rogers, the report advising the direction of said 1,946l. 3s. 10d. to the Ordnance as above for such guns, ammunition and other warlike stores as your Lordships shall judge proper for the service “and Capt. Rogers to indent for the same according to custom”: and that the 912l. 10s. 0d. granted by Parliament for one year's provisions for the Company under his command in the intended expedition to Providence should be paid over to him for purchasing provisions accordingly, “it being absolutely necessary that he should carry those provisions hence along with him since he is going to take possession of a country where it is more than probable there will be nothing found wherewith to subsist those that are to be employed in the service.” Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 375.
Jan. 22.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Monsieur Petkum shewing that Diamond and Noble, two waiters in the Customs, have seized some plain crimson silk and spotted crimson silk as prohibited, he being ignorant thereof, being a foreigner: therefore praying leave to export same. Reference Book IX, p. 371.
Jan. 23.Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Thomas Lowther, gent.: without account: and is intended to be by him applied and paid to such uses as the King shall direct. (Money warrant dated Jan. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 24 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 8. Order Book X, p. 40. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 67.
Same for 500l. to Luke Schaub: without account: the king being pleased to allow him same in consideration of the charges and expenses he shall be at by reason of his immediate journey to Paris or his stay when there upon our service. (Money warrant dated Jan. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 8. Order Book X, p. 60. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 69.
Treasury letters patent constituting the Revd. Nicholas Onley and 15 others named to be Sub-Commissioners and officers for building 50 new churches as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 17. Money Book XXVI, pp. 303–4.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Lincoln [Paymaster of the Forces]. The Treasury Lords desire you to acquaint the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland that the 10,000l. which was advanced by them to the Duke of Argyll is in your hands to be refunded to them upon their delivering to you the Duke's note; and to desire them to signify to you the means by which they would have the said 10,000l. remitted or answered to them. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 260.
Jan. 23.Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on two memorials [missing], one from Archibald Hutcheson, Esq., on behalf of himself and others creditors of James, late Duke of Ormonde, praying that the moneys received by the Vice Treasurers of Ireland on the said Duke's pension of 5,000l. per an. granted to him by Queen Anne may be paid to him and to the others interested therein; and the other memorial being from the said Vice Treasurers desiring the Treasury Lords' directions what answer to give to an order they have received from the Commissioners of Forfeitures desiring them to pay into the Exchequer in England (by virtue of the Act of Parliament in that behalf, 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 50) all sums of money due to the said late Duke of Ormonde both on account of prizage and of the said pension. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 261.
Treasury reference to Edward Young, Surveyor General of Woods, of the petition of Richard, Lord Cobham, Constable of Windsor Castle and Warden of the [Windsor] Forest, shewing that the Duke of Marlborough has presented to his Majesty 40 stags and several hinds, which the Chief Huntsman of the Stag Hounds has orders to fetch from Woodstock to Windsor Forest: therefore praying that the Surveyor General of Forests may have orders to enclose and fence some place within the rails of the Lodges of Swinley and Finchamsted Walks, where the deer may be kept and fed till they shall have recovered their limbs and strength and are fit to be turned into the Forest. Reference Book IX, p. 371.
Jan. 24.Money warrant for 261l. 7s. 5d. to Henry Metcalf, gent., for the charge attending the transportation from hence to Rotterdam of 208 poor foreigners of the Duchy of Wurtenberg and other parts of Germany: as follows:
£s.d.
200 persons embarked 9 Oct. 1717, to each 8s. in money and bread and cheese to the value of 2s. a head more10000
8 more who came on board at the same time, 8s. each only340
10s. each to the said 208 persons on their landing at Rotterdam 5 Nov. 1717 towards enabling them to proceed on their journey: paid to them by John and Paul Charron on credit of Sir John Lambert and Son10400
commission and exchange to those [Charron] merchants529
Samuel Taylor, Commander of the ship Dorset, for freight of the said 200 (the remaining eight being carried free) at 4s. 6d. per head4500
carriage of the said persons and their baggage from St. Catherine's on board the said ship at Wapping New Stairs, and the bread and cheese and building two necessary houses and other charges attending their embarcation408
£26175
(Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 206. Order Book X, p. 67. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Jan. 24.Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Customs in Scotland for 1717 Sept. 29 quarter: total 3,735l. 8s. 6d. (Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 229–42.
Jan. 25.Letter of direction for 279l. 15s. 0d. to Charles Bodvile, Earl of Radnor, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List money: by way of imprest and upon account and is intended to be paid over as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to the Lord Almoner for 1717 Xmas quarter's allowance for the Daily Alms and poor at the Gate179150
to the Sub Almoner for the same quarter to Lady Francis Knightley on her pension of 400l. per an. pursuant to a sign manual warrant of 1714– 15 Feb. 2310000
£279150
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 73.
Same for 225l. to William Clayton on the unsatisfied order in his name for pensions, annuities, bounties &c. directed by the King: and is as imprest and upon account to be paid over the Lord Almoner for the uses following: viz.
£
for 1717 Xmas quarter on 800l. per an. for his Majesty's private pensions or charities200
for the same quarter on 100l. per an. for two Arabic Professors25
£225
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. The Treasury Lords have read the examination which the Army Debts Commissioners have passed upon the accounts and demands of Dr. Edward Coatsworth, late Apothecary General of the Army, for medicines furnished for the sick soldiers in the Hospitals at Dunkirk and Newport [Nieuport] in 1712, 1713 and 1714. The said Commissioners are of opinion that the sum demanded may reasonably be allowed. My Lords desire you to prepare a royal warrant to allow and certify the sums so due to said Coatsworth and to send the draft thereof to the Treasury. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 261.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Christopher Saunderson et al. as follows of premises, lands in Rosedale &c. Co. Yorks, respectively as follows.
Prefixing: separate particulars of the premises:
(a) Christopher Saunderson, the scite, priory and capital messuage called the Manor House of Rosedale &c.
(b) George Peirson, the third part of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of George Hobbs. (c) Richard Medd, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Richard Medd.
(d) Edward Watson, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Edward Watson.
(e) Thomas Peirson, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Williamson.
(f) Thomas Watson, the cottage in Skelton heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Skelton.
(g) John Hobson and George Hobson, the third part of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Christopher Hobb.
(h) Thomas Watson, junr., the messuage called Bottom Close in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of George Ayre.
(i) Edward Dowson, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Dawson.
(j) Thomas Peirson, junr., the messuage called Heygate in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Williamson.
(k) Robert Peirson, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of John Swale.
(l) Robert Peirson and Robert Frank, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Francis Swale.
(m) John Watson, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Christopher Watson.
(n) Thomas Peirson and George Conne, the messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Peirson and George Conne.
(o) Thomas Wilson, the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Samuel Wilson.
(p) Robert Peirson, junr., the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of William Sheles.
(q) Thomas Peirson, the messuage and garth in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of William Peirson.
(r) Robert Peirson, the messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Edmond Sheles.
Followed by:
(2) Memorandum by Auditor Thomas Jett dated 3 July 1717.
(3) ratal by H. Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, dated 9 Jan. 1717–18.
(4) undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 376–95.
Jan. 25.Warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Raleigh of several messuages in High Holborn, Newton Street and Little Princes Street, the messuage or tenement called the White Hart, at the north-east end of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, parcel of the Bailiwick of St. Giles in the Fields, heretofore belonging to the Master of the Hospital of St. Giles in the Fields in Co. Middlesex.
Prefixing: (1) particular of said premises and memorandum by Auditor Thomas Jett dated 29 Nov. 1717.
(2) ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands dated 8 Dec. 1717.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 401–4.
Same to same for a same to Gerrard Smith of a piece of land called the Stable Yard near the north part of St. James's Park.
Prefixing: particulars, memorandum and ratal ut supra.
Followed by:
docquet entry ut supra. Ibid., pp. 405–6.
Jan. 25.Warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Morgan of the scite and Hospital house called St. Dewys, alias St. Davids, alias St. Trinity's in Kingsthorpe, Co. Northampton, with the appurtenances detailed.
Prefixing: Auditor's particulars and memorandum and Surveyor General's ratal as above.
For the docquet entry see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 452, under date 1717 July 20.
Followed by: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1718 May 20 of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 407–10.
Same to same for a same to Elizabeth Hutchinson of the messuage called the Black House in the Round Rundles, alias Dog Yard, late in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields and now in the new parish of St. James's.
Prefixing: particular, memorandum and ratal as above.
Followed by: docquet entry as above. Ibid., pp. 411–13.
Same to same for a same to William Clarke and Thomas Pillmore of a moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of Laurence Ward and the moiety of a messuage in Rosedale heretofore in the tenure of William Forster.
Prefixing: particular, memorandum and ratal as above.
Followed by: docquet entry as above. Ibid., pp. 414–17.
Treasury reference “to the Principal Officers of his Majesty's Board of Ordnance” of the petition of William Whiston praying an allowance of gunpowder and other things necessary for putting in practice a method for the preservation of ships near Scilly by balls of fire and the sound of a mortor or great gun. Reference Book IX, p. 371.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Bolton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to call on the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland for a certificate of the clear income of the rents and revenues of the subsidies of Aulnage within the six months or half year preceding Michaelmas last, and thereupon to issue warrant to the Treasurer, Vice Treasurer or General Receivers of Ireland to pay to William Molesworth the sum so certified as in lieu of the income of the said rents and revenues [for the said half year]: the King having granted to said Molesworth the office of Alnager and Collector of the Subsidy of Alnage and it was his royal intent and meaning that the said Molesworth should have had and received the clear income arising by the said rents or revenues of the subsidies of Alnage for the said half year. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 160.
Jan. 27.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works; as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money warrant dated March 8 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Feb. 12 last.) (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 12–13. Money Book XXVI, p. 235. Order Book X, p. 73.
Royal sign manual for 2,500l. to William Lowndes: for Secret Service: without account: out of Civil List money. (Money warrant dated Jan. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 13. Order Book X, p. 63. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 69.
Jan. 27.Treasury warrant to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to take in loans on the Land Tax anno 1718 up to 50,000l. with interest at 3 per cent. Money Book XXVI, p. 180.
C. Stanhope to the Commissioners of Taxes to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow with your opinion on the enclosed paper [missing] being a proposal for keeping silver in the countries [of England, Scotland and Ireland], Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 261.
Treasury recommendation to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to present Hugh Sutherland for a place in the Customs there in consideration of his loss and sufferings by the Rebels. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 218.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Barons of the Exchequer to pay 400l. per an. to Robert Dundas as the King's Sole Solicitor: as by the great seal of June 14 last. Ibid., p. 244.
The like for 400l. per an. to Sir John Anstruther as Sole Master of Works in Scotland as by the great seal of 11 July last. Ibid., p. 245.
Jan. 28.Money warrant for 34,207l. 13s. 9d. to the Bank of England for so much due at Dec. 25 last on their allowance of 3 per cent. per an. for circulating the sum of 4,561,025l. in Exchequer Bills, to wit for the quarter ended 1717 Dec. 25.
Prefixing: (1) Certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the sum so due as above.
(2) Memorandum by same that there remained in the Exchequer at Dec. 25 last the following sums upon the General or Aggregate Fund: viz.
£s.d.
on Two Thirds tonnage [in force] since 8 March 1711–1216,7344
Coffee Duty [in force] since 23 June 171415,9781
Additional Duty on Coffee [in force] since same date11,604169
15 per cent. on wrought silks &c. continued since same date21,30679
Half Subsidies [in force] since 31 July 17145,3261811
Duty on hops [in force] since 1 Aug. 17153633
Duty on foreign sail cloth8928
25l. per ton on French wines imported19,2841411
Plantation Duty134110
5s. per ton Duty on French ships5113
Two Sevenths Tonnage0115
Five Sevenths Tonnage187
Coals [Duty in force since] 1703501
Surplus of Half Subsidies for 80,000l. per an. Annuities at Xmas 171711,4101
£101,9625
(Money order dated 1 Feb. hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 208–9 Order Book IX, p. 484.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashiers to pay to Richard Younger, late a King's waiter in London port, what is due on his salary of 52l. per an. as such to the time he was succeeded therein by Samuel Dawson. Money Book XXVI, p. 212.
Jan. 28.Letter of direction for 53,444l. 2s. 8d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1718: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£s.d.
in further part of 650,000l. voted for Guards and Garrisons anno 1718.
for one month's subsistence from Jan. 24 inst. to Feb. 23 next and upon account of pay to the Forces
50,196134
in further part of 35,766l. 5s. 0d. voted for the Forces and Garrisons in the Plantations anno 1718.
for the same month's subsistence and upon account of pay to the Regiments and Independent Companies in America
3,24794
£53,44428
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 68.
Same for 750l. each to Secretaries the Earl of Sunderland, Joseph Addison and the Duke of Sunderland: for Secret Service. Ibid., p. 69.
William Lowndes to Sir Isaac Newton. On your attending the Treasury Lords some time since they directed you to prepare the draft of an Indenture for the Mint. This is by their Lordships' commands to remind you thereof and to direct you to transmit the said draught to their Lordships forthwith. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 262.
Jan. [? 28].C. Stanhope to the Auditors of Imprests. The Treasury Lords have read the examination which the Army Debts Commissioners have passed upon the accounts and demands of the several persons mentioned in the following report. The said Commissioners find therein certain items which they think the accountants ought reasonably to have credit for. The Treasury Lords desire you to prepare a royal warrant for authorising the said Army Debts Commissioners to allow and certify the sums in the said Articles. Send the draft warrant to my Lords as soon as conveniently you can.
Appending: report to the King from the Army Debts Commissioners dated Dorset Court, Westminster, 6 Dec. 1717, and signed by Robt. Bristow, J. Plumtre, T. Palmer, William Younge, William Gordon, L. Smelt. The accounts and demands of the following persons for services relating to the Army have been laid before us. In pursuance of the powers given us by Parliament we have examined and determined the same. We find in them several articles which we think the accountants ought reasonably to have credit for, but as they are not warranted by any authority from the Crown (as has always been requisite in such like allowances) we cannot state them in their respective accounts without your Majesty's warrant. The particulars are as follows:
£s.d.
to the Officers of Lieut. Gen. Mordaunt's late Regiment of Foot.
for the pay of their Companies from the 24th June 1713 (to which time they have been cleared at the Pay Office) to the several days when they were disbanded between the 24th June 1713 and July 31 following; it appearing they could not be disbanded sooner by reason the said Regiment was quartered part of them in Jersey and part in Guernsey, where the orders for disbanding them did not arrive time enough to be sooner put in execution [the sum is]
864188
in the account of Dr. John Le Caan, late Physician and Director of the British Hospitals in Spain.
for his salary as Director aforesaid from 23 Dec. 1709 to 30 June 1710, during which time he actually did the duty of the said Hospitals
237100
in an account exhibited to us by Mr. Vincent Chanes, late Director of the Hospitals in Spain, from 1 Jan. 1710–11 to 30 June following.
for provisions and necessaries for the sick soldiers and for the charge of sick and well Invalids, women and children entertained in the Hospitals
1,514510
salaries paid to several extraordinary Officers between 24 Dec. 1710 and 30 June 171115203
the value of medicines furnished to the Hospitals [there] in the year 1710 omitted to be charged in that year's account79010
for performing the office of Director for 30 days whilst he was not on the Establishment37100
£1,7821611
in the account of Peter La Ponge, Director of the Hospitals in Spain, from the 1st July 1711 to the 31 Dec. following.
to complete the allowance made him by the Duke of Argyll of 15 pence a day for each man entertained in the Hospitals for the months of Nov. and Dec. 1711
12500
for the pay of the additional Officers of the Army [sic ? for Hospitals] employed during the year 171186796
for the extraordinary contingent charges of the said Hospitals during the last six months of 171179000
£1,78296
in the account of Mr. Francis Arbourn, Director of the British Hospitals in Spain in 1712, exhibited to us by the said Dr. Laponge, his assignee.
for the contingent expenses of the said Hospitals from the 1st Jan. 1711–12 to Nov. 7 following, including also the sum of 11l. 0s. 2d. paid Mr. Martini for transportation of Hospital stores
2781711
payments for salaries and wages of additional Officers at Tarragona for the year 171234150
£3131211
in the account of Paul Margarett, Esq., as Surgeon General of the Hospitals in Spain from 1 May to 23 Dec. 1710, old style, and as Physician to the said Hospitals from 16 Sept. 1710 to 24 March 1711.
for the value of several medicines, drugs &c. furnished [to] several Regiments
201140
paid Dr. John Le Caan for medicines1910
the value of medicines delivered [to] the Apothecary and Mate of the Hospital55400
for an allowance for maintenance of Mates to attend him [this accountant] during his service3600
subsistence paid [to] Mr. Hawkins, a chirurgeon's mate, from 20 to 24 June 1710139
for the price of ten sheep bought of Mr. Moseley Flower for the use of the Hospitals1189
£87982
to Mr. Robert Napiere, Surgeon's Mate in the said Hospitals.
for his pay for three months ended 24 March 1711, old style, during which time he actually did the duty in Spain
2300
for 15 months' mule money ended the same time1500
£3800
the value of two bills of exchange drawn at Gibraltar by the late Prince of Hesse on Mr. Methuen, late Ambassador at the Court of Portugal, for the use of the Garrison of Gibraltar.
one bill dated 6 June 1705 for 1,600 dollars payable to Capt. James Fisher, since deceased, and now to Mr. Thomas Freame, who married the said Capt. Fisher's widow and executrix: being for value received of the said Capt. Fisher there for the use of the said Garrison; which bill being certified by the Auditor who passed Mr. Methuen's accounts not to have been allowed [in Methuen's accounts] as paid by Mr. Methuen and the money due on the said bill being reported as a just debt by the Select Committee of the House of Commons in 1714, the Army Debts Commissioners stated the same as due and unpaid in their report presented to your Majesty the 2 March 1716–17: amounting at 57 pence per dollar to
38000
one other bill dated 30 June 1705 for 969 dollars or pieces of Eight payable to Thomas Martin or order, for value received of the said Martin for the use of the said Garrison; which bill not having been allowed [in the accounts of] the said Mr. Methuen as paid by him and having been reported by the Select Committee in like manner as the above bill, the contents thereof appear to be still due and unpaid. The bill has been produced to us by Mr. Alexander Stevenson in behalf of Mr. Gilbert Nelson, assignee of the said Thomas Martin: amounting at 57 pence to the dollar or piece of Eight to23029
£61029
Out Letters (General) XXII, pp. 261–4.
Jan. 28.C. Stanhope to the Auditors of Imprests. The Treasury Lords have read the examination passed by the Army Debts Commissioners on the accounts and demands of the several Officers of the Spanish Regiment of Foot commanded by the Earl of Galway in the late war. The said Commissioners find in the said accounts several articles which they think the accountants ought reasonably to have credit for. The Treasury Lords desire you to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the said Commissioners to allow and certify the sums in the said articles and to send the draft warrant to them as soon as conveniently you can.
Appending: report to the King from the said Army Debts Commissioners dated 6 Nov. 1717 and signed by John Plumptre, William Gordon, Robert Bristow, Grey Neville, L. Smelt, William Yonge. The late Commissioners for Army Debts laid before your Majesty a state of the. accounts of the several Officers of the above Regiment: and we being now appointed to determine thereupon do humbly report that by reason of the defects mentioned in the said state (viz. the want of an Establishment from the raising of the Regiment till the 23rd of December 1710 and [the want] of a regular Disbandment of the Regiment) we cannot settle the just credit of the said Officers without a warrant from your Majesty. In order to their obtaining such [a warrant] we have here stated to each of them such a credit as we are of opinion may reasonably be allowed them. Herein we have observed the following method, viz.: their credits are severally begun from the dates of their respective commissions, evidence having been given of their constant attendance on their duty.
Some of them who were not made prisoners with the rest of their Regiment came afterwards into Great Britain and those who were naturalised were put on half pay the 23 Dec. 1711 to which time therefore their credit for full pay is carried on and no further.
The rest remained prisoners till the 8th or 9th Sept. 1712, when some went away for Portugal, where they have remained ever since: and we looking upon this as quitting the service have restrained their credit of pay to the time of their release. The others came away to Great Britain and such of them as were naturalised were placed on half pay on the 25th Dec. 1712. And we (finding by a warrant of her late Majesty that a like indulgence was granted to the Officers of several other Spanish Regiments which had suffered much in the service) have thought it reasonable to continue the credit for the full pay of these Officers to the time of their being placed on half pay.
As for the rest who were not naturalised and therefore could not receive half pay we have also brought down their credit to the said 25th of December [1712] exclusive, in regard that we can find no proper period whereon to determine it, the placing at this time such Officers as were capable of it on half pay being the first act that has the appearance of a Disbandment of that part of the Regiment which was made prisoners.
By these rules the several credits to be allowed these Officers are as follows:
£s.d.
Col. Don Diego de Leys, for his pay as Col. and Captain with his servants for 1,499 days at 1l. 4s. 0d. a day from 1 Aug. 1708 to 8 Sept. 1712, when he was released and went away to Portugal1,798160
Lieut. Col. St. Leger de Bacalan, for his pay as Lieut. Col. and Capt. with his servants for 1,118 days from 1 Aug. 1708 to 23 Aug. 1711 (the day of his death) at 17s. a day95060
Major Thomas Gordon, as Major and Capt. with his servants for 1,239 days from 1 Aug. 1708 to 22 Dec. 1711 at 15s. a day92950
Capt. Martin Ribera, for his pay and his servants for 1,606 days from 1 Aug. 1708 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 12s. a day80300
Capt. Amy de Piaget, for ditto for 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 10s. a day67900
Capt. Peter Billon, ditto67900
Capt. Lieut. John Silva, for his pay as Lieut. with a servant for 1,251 days from 6 April 1709 to 8 Sept. 1712 (when he was released and went away to Portugal) at 4s. 8d. a day291180
Lieut. David de la Cour, for ditto 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 4s. 8d. a day316174
Lieut. Elias Lombart, ditto316174
Lieut. Hector de Boisrond, ditto316174
Ensign Williamson Cambie, for his pay and a servant for 991 days from 6 April 1709 to 22 Dec. 1711 at 3s. 8d. a day181138
Ensign Phillip Courtez, for pay for 1,251 days from 6 April 1709 to 8 Sept. 1712 (when he was released and went away to Portugal) at 3s. 8d. a day22970
Ensign Barth. Feso, for pay for 1,397 days from 26 Feb. 1708–9 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 3s. 8d. a day25624
Ensign Joseph Reynosa, for pay for 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 3s. 8d. a day248194
Capt. Manuel Gonzales Sanches, for his pay and his servants for 1,606 days from 1 Aug. 1708 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 10s. a day80300
Lieut. Alexandro Cubillas, for his pay as Lieut. with a servant for 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 4s. 8d. a day316174
Lieut. Mathias Dulce, for pay for 1,408 days from 16 Feb. 1708–9 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 4s. 8d. a day328108
Lieut. John de Ochoa, for pay as Lieut, with a servant for 1,500 days from 16 Nov. 1708 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 4s. 8d. a day35000
Ensign Joseph Rocafort, for pay as Ensign and a servant for 1,606 days from 1 Aug. 1708 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 3s. 8d. a day29488
Capt. John Domingaes Alcantara, for pay as Capt. with his servant for 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 10s. a day67900
Lieut. Francis Pinero, for pay as Lieut, with a servant for 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 4s. 8d. a day316174
Ensign Antonio Perez, for pay as Ensign with a servant for 1,606 days from 1 Aug. 1708 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 3s. 8d. a day29488
Ensign John Baliente, for pay as Ensign with a servant for 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 3s. 8d. a day 248194
Serjeant Dom Barbaran, for subsistence 1,251 days from 6 April 1709 to 8 Sept. 1712 (when he was released and went away to Portugal) at 1s. a day62110
Serjeant Francisco Lopez, ditto62110
Serjeant Ch. Moscardin, ditto62110
Serjeant Anthony Almeida, for his subsistence 1,358 days from 6 April 1709 to 24 Dec. 1712 at 1s. a day67180
Corporal Orazio de Leyva, for his subsistence 1,251 days from 6 April 1709 to 8 Sept. 1712 (when he was released and went away to Portugal) at 8d. a day41140
Corporal Manuel de Rueda, ditto41140
Capt. John Mollie, for his pay and his servants 991 days from 6 April 1709 to 22 Dec. 1711 at 10s. a day495100
Capt. Andrew Cotterell, for ditto 264 days from 24 Aug. 1709 to 14 May 1710 (the day of his death) at 10s. a day13200
Capt. John Laboissiere, for his pay as Lieut, with a servant 117 days from 6 April 1709 to 31 July at 4s. 8d. a day2760
ditto, for his pay as Capt. with his servants 874 days from 1 August 1709 to 22 Dec. 1711 at 10s. a day43700
Ensign Peter de la Chappelle, for his pay with a servant from 6 April 1709 to 22 Dec. 1711, being 991 days at 3s. 8d. a day181138
Ensign John Dupuy, for ditto 909 days from 27 June 1709 to 22 Dec. 1711 at 3s. 8d. a day166130
Ensign Paul Cabanois, for ditto 790 days from 24 Oct. 1709 to 22 Dec. 1711 at 3s. 8d. a day144168
Capt. Diego de Moya, for pay as Capt, with his servants from 1 Nov. 1708 to 24 Dec. 1712, being 1,515 days at 10s. a day757100
The said Commissioners also reported a sum of 322l. 13s. 1d. as a demand of David de la Cour, formerly a Lieut, in this Regiment, for his trouble and charges in carrying subsistence money to prisoners dispersed in several parts of Spain; which demand having formerly been referred by the Lord Treasurer to the Paymaster General and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts they severally reported thereupon that they thought the same might be allowed him. The claimant has made oath that he did expend 200l. 3s. 1d. in performing the said service; for which therefore we think credit may reasonably be given him; as also for the further sum of 122l. 10s. 0d. as a salary: but for want of a proper warrant from the Crown we cannot make out a certificate for the said allowances amounting to 322l. 13s. 1d.
It appears that the said La Cour was employed under Lieut. Col. St. Leger de Bacalau, who was appointed by the Earl of Galway [to be] Paymaster to the prisoners in Spain.
and the widow of the said Col. St. Leger makes a claim for an allowance of salary due to her husband as Paymaster to the prisoners from 4 Feb. 1709–10 to 23 Aug. 1711: which we think may reasonably be allowed after such a rate per diem as to your Majesty shall seem proper. Out Letters (General) XXII, pp. 265–8.
Jan. 28.Treasury letters patent appointing John Stone to be Auditor of the accounts of the Paymasters of the several Lotteries as follows: viz.
1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710 (as by the Act of 8 Anne, c. 10) now under the pay of Sir John Humble, bart.; the Civil List Lottery (as by the Act of 12 Anne, c. 11) now under the pay of Thomas Burdus, Esq.; the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714 (as by two Acts 13 Anne, c. 18, and 1 Geo. I., c. 2) now under the pay of George Murray, Esq.
and further constituting and appointing him to audit all the accounts not yet determined, stated or under examination of any other auditors as well of the abovesaid Lotteries as also of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711; the Classis Lottery for 2,000,000l. anno 1711; the 10l. Lottery for 1,800,000l. anno 1712; and the Classis Lottery for 1,800,000l. anno 1712. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 422–3.
Jan. 29.Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of John Lookup, minister of the Gospel at Calder in Edinburghshire, shewing that there was heretofore payable from the estate of Maleny in the said shire to the archbishopric of St. Andrews 64 bolls muirland oats at 3l. 13s. 4d. Scots per boll and the sum of 44l. Scots money with 12 capons and 12 chickens or poultry yearly; which since the abolishing of Episcopacy in Scotland is in the Sovereign's gift “and are not now in grant”: therefore praying a grant thereof for life. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 218.
Jan. 31.Royal warrant dated St. James's to William Clayton to pay 1,200l. per an. to Henry, Earl of Suffolk and Bindon, “in such and the like manner as other the anunal pensions and bounties established by us and paid by you do and shall become payable”: as from Xmas 1717: during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 13.
Same to same to pay 120l. per an. to Lambert de Graff, “who by our approbation hath for some time past and doth now serve us in quality of a Page of our Bedchamber”: as in lieu of the salary and allowances payable to a Page of the Bedchamber in ordinary: to wit 80l. per an. payable in the Office of the Cofferer of the Household and 40l. per an. for a livery in the Office of the Great Wardrobe: the first payment to be for the quarter ended at Lady day next: to be payable “until such time as he shall, upon a vacancy or otherwise, be sworn and admitted to attend us as one of the Pages of our Bedchamber in ordinary and no longer.” Ibid., p. 14.
Same to same to pay 1,000l. per an. to Thomas Coke, Esq.: during pleasure as from 1717 Xmas. (Cancelled and replaced by a like warrant to Walter Chetwynd dated 8 May 1718.) Ibid.
Same to same to pay 1,200l. per an. to John, Lord Delawarr: during pleasure: as from Xmas 1717. Ibid., p. 15.
Royal sign manual for 1,050l. to Charles, Lord Fitzwalter, as royal bounty: without account: out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated Feb. 5 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Ibid., p. 15. Order Book X, p. 66. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 70.
Same for 300l. to Frederick Smith: as same: out of same. (Money warrant dated Feb. 13 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 15. Order Book X, p. 69. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an additional salary of 700l. per an. to Charles, Earl of Tankerville, as from Xmas 1717, as Warden Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre, Trent South: which office was granted to him by patent of 1714 Dec. 6 with the yearly fee or salary of 100l. and 100 marks: and by privy seal of 1715–16 Feb. 24 a further yearly sum of 800l. was granted to him by way of addition to the profits of the said office. [The herein privy seal will make his total emoluments 1,666l. 13s. 4d. per an. in respect of said office.] Ibid., pp. 16–17.
Royal sign manual for 250l. to Charles Holsendorf: without account: to defray the charge of his journey from Madrid to England and from hence back again to Madrid for our service. (Money warrant dated Feb. 5 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 22. Order, Book X, p. 67. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 69.
Jan. 31.Royal warrant to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay (out of such moneys as are or shall come to your hands for this use) 23,986l. 5s. 4d. to Sir Mathew Decker, bart., without deduction [of fees]: the same being for clearing the demands of the Bishop of Munster and Duke of Saxe Gotha for six Battalions of their Troops taken into our pay at the time of the late Rebellion, pursuant to treaties in that behalf: to wit:
guildersstiverspenning
for the pay of four Battalions of Munster Troops for six months of 30 days each commencing 15 Jan. 1715–16 at 26,171 guilders 16 stivers 4 pen. per month157,030180
and for a long month of 42 days to march home36,640110
193,67190
for the pay of two Battalions of Saxe Gotha Troops for six months of 30 days each commencing as aforesaid at 15,522 guilders 17½ stivers per month93,13720
for two months of 30 days each to march home at the same allowance.31,045151/70
124,182171/70
£s.d.
The said total of 317,854 guilders 61/7 stivers in current money of Holland comes to 29,986l. 5s. 4d. sterling, the Treasury Lords having agreed to pay at the exchange of 10 guilders 12 stivers to the £ sterling29,98654
from which is to be deducted what hath been paid by you [the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces] upon account thereof pursuant to the royal warrant of 6 Feb. 1716–17, [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, pp. 132–3]6,00000
remains£23,98654
King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 23–4.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the East India Company desiring that they may ship off stores for their forts and garrisons Customs free as usual. Reference Book IX, p. 371.
Treasury warrant to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to make forth a constat of lodgings in the possession of James Heymans in the precincts of the Palace of Whitehall and to rate same in order to a lease thereof to said Heymans.
Prefixing: report by said Cholmley on said Heyman's petition. The premises are situate in the Privy Garden, 89 feet front, and appear to be worth 30l. per an.; and 150l. appears to have been spent thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 423b.