Treasury Warrants
February 1718, 11-20

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'Treasury Warrants: February 1718, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. 195-204. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85527 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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February 1718, 11–20

Feb. 11.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Lowther, gent., of the office or place of one of the four Messengers in Ordinary of the Receipt of the Exchequer loco William Weket, deceased: with the usual fee or salary of 4 pence halfpenny per diem and 24s. per an. for a livery payable by the Master of the Great Wardrobe. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 24.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a, privy seal for 600l. per an. to Denzil Onslow as Out Ranger of Windsor Forest, to which he was constituted by warrant under the signet and royal sign manual of Dec. 18 last loco Thomas Onslow, now Lord Onslow: with clauses for payment of same as from said date and for payment of all arrears due to the said Lord Onslow to said date. Ibid., p. 25.
Royal sign manual for 900l. to William Johnson, Esq., as royal bounty: without account: out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated Feb. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 26. Order Book IX, p. 483. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Same for 20,000l. to Samuel Smithen, his Majesty's goldsmith: without account: in satisfaction of gold works, gilt and white plate and other things delivered and to be delivered into the Jewel House. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 27.
Money warrant for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for half a year at Midsummer 1714 on his several fees and allowances of 182l. 10s. 0d. per an., 30l. per month and 800l. per an. as Master of the Hawks to the late Queen Anne: to be satisfied out of loans on the sale of tin applicable to the payment of debts and arrears of the said late Queen's Civil List. Money Book XXVI, p. 223.
Same for 500l. to same for half a year to same date on the arrear of his pension formerly payable out of the Logwood Farm: to be paid out of loans on tin, ut supra. (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 223. Order Book X, p. 70.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a complaint [missing] from the Corporation of Poole against the Customs Collector there. My Lords direct you to inquire into the matters thereof and to report. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 271.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. Since my Lords received your report on Mr. Whiston's first memorial he has, in a second memorial herein enclosed [missing], explained himself more fully in relation to the particulars desired from the Ordnance. Please report on the whole matter your further opinion. Ibid.
Feb. 11.Same to Mr. Cracherode to use all diligence in bringing to a speedy conclusion the matters set forth in the enclosed petition [missing] and to take the Attorney General's directions thereupon: “as also about proceeding against the executors of Mr. Whitfield so as the publique may have an account in the Exchequer of the great sums with which he stands charged in the Navy Treasurer's accounts as Paymaster of Marines” Ibid., p. 272.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Samuel Kingston, administrator of Ann Harvey, deceased, of the parish of St. John at Hackney, Co. Middlesex, who for some time before her death passed for a widow without relations save four children who lived with her under the denomination of nephews, being all minors, viz. William Stamper, 18 years old; Robert, 16 years old; Charles, 15 years, and Thomas, 13 years old: but it has been since found that they were her own children and born of her own body: she left no will but only desired, before her death, that petitioner should see her buried and take care of her estate that the said children might inherit; that petitioner has taken the children under his care and has made her burial and according to law has taken letters of administration to call in what she left and has exhibited a list thereof in the Prerogative Court, amounting to 1,000l.: that he is informed the estate belongs to the Crown as she died without any relations of title: therefore praying a privy seal that the children may have wherewithal to subsist. Reference Book IX, p. 374.
Same to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland of the petition of Geo. Drummond, late Accomptant General of Excise in Scotland, praying an allowance for his extraordinary service with relation to the Additional Duties [of Excise] during the time he executed that office. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 250.
Feb. 12.Money warrant for 80l. to William Berners, for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Norfolk for the year ended at Michaelmas last: the said surplusage arising by his payment of rewards to John Aggas and Robert Aggas for apprehending William Swain, alias Swanns, for felony and burglary, of which he was convicted at the Assizes for said County 20 March 1716–17; and to Robert Acres et al. for apprehending Robert Bashford for felony and burglary.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, that the said rewards are not comprehended in the said Sheriff's accounts. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 218. Order Book X, p. 77. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Same for 40l. to Edward Mathews, Sheriff of Co. Brecon [for said year], for a like reward paid during his shrievalty and not comprehended in his account: as is certified by Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of the Land Revenue for Wales. (Money order and letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XXVI, p. 218. Order Book X, p. 78. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 77.
Feb. 12.Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Charles Cox, Sheriff of Co. Surrey, for like rewards paid by him as follows: viz.
£
to Calverley Pinckney et al. for apprehending Richard Seager and Susan Seager, alias Williams, for counterfeiting80
to Edward Hitchcocks et al. for apprehending Richard Wheeler for felony and burglary40
to Lewis Snaggs et al. for apprehending John Barrett for felony and burglary40
to Grace Sawyer and Andrew Bishopp for apprehending Bartholomew Preistly for felony and burglary40
£200
(Money order dated April 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 224. Order Book X, p. 96. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Same for 40l. to Robert Egginton and Laurence Bourne, Sheriffs of the town of Nottingham, for reward paid by them to Thomas Smith et al. for apprehending John Andrews, convicted on 1716–17 March 16 for housebreaking.
Appending: certificate by the Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 225–6. Order Book X, p. 77. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
Same for 160l. to Richard Sheldon, Sheriff of Kent: for like rewards paid as follows, viz.:
£
to Peter Lisle et al. for apprehending John Skipper for felony and burglary40
to Thomas Wilding et al. for apprehending John Wimble for felony and burglary40
to Richard Sally et al. for apprehending Daniel Gyles for felony40
to William Shotten et al. for apprehending John Eldred for felony40
£160
(Money order dated April 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 226–7. Order Book X, p. 96. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Same for 80l. to John Mead, Sheriff of Co. Warwick, for like rewards paid by him as follows: viz.
£
to Walter Wilson et al. for apprehending Joseph Gretton for burglary40
Samuel Gasey et al. for apprehending Henry Toms, junr., for felony40
£80
(Money order dated April 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 228. Order Book X, p. 96. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Feb. 12.Same for 31l. 16s. 8d. to William Winspeare, Sheriff of the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull for the year ended 1717 Sept. 29: for the surplusage on his account.
Prefixing: certificate by the Deputy Clerk of the Pipe of said surplusage. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 233. Order Book X, p. 93. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 77.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing affidavits and certificates laid before the Treasury Lords by the Navy Treasurer shewing that at the time of lowering the value of guineas there remained in the hands of the said Navy Treasurer's instruments 1,531 guineas applicable to the service of the Victualling and that the loss of 6d. per guinea thereon amounts to 38l. 5s. 6d. My Lords direct you to make forth a bill in the method of your Office for allowing said sum to John Aislabie in his account. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 70.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to the like effect relating to 8,760 guineas in the hands of said Aislabie's instruments applicable to the payment of seamen's wages. My Lords direct you to make forth a bill for similarly allowing to Aislabie the loss of 219l. 3s. 0d. thereon. Ibid., p. 71.
Same to the Attorney General. The Convention of Royal Burghs in North Britain and the Commissioners of Customs there have, “as you will find by the enclosed” [missing], agreed on a table of fees and on General Rules to which the taking of the said fees are to be restricted. The Treasury Lords desire you to report your opinion thereon “as also how and in what manner the same may best be established.” Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 270.
Henry Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Young [Surveyor General of Woods]. Hasten your report on Mr. Cobham's memorial for enclosing and fencing some part of Windsor Forest for keeping several stags and hinds lately presented to his Majesty by the Duke of Marlborough. Ibid., p. 271.
William Lowndes to Mr. Colby. The Officers of the Regiments which were transferred from Ireland to Scotland in the time of the late Rebellion have excepted against the charge set upon them on account thereof by the Transport Office. The Treasury Lords direct you to consider the enclosed papers [missing] relating thereto and to report your opinion what is fit to be done therein. Ibid., p. 272.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of an oath proposed by John Horsepoole to be taken by him and one of the landwaiters in London port, “who he says is desirous to resign the said office of landwaiter to him.” Is it according to the usual form of oaths taken by persons in such cases? Out Letters (Customs) XVII, p. 58.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of the Weavers Company praying (in order to prevent the clandestine importation of wrought silks &c.) the Treasury Lords to impower such persons as the Court of Assistants of that Company shall recommend to search for and seize the same. Reference Book, IX, p. 373.
Feb. 12.Treasury reference to Auditor Jett of the petition of Susannah and Eliz[abeth] Aldworth, executrices to their father, William Aldworth, Receiver of the [Crown] Land Revenues for the Archdeaconry of Richmond, Bishopric of Durham and Counties of Northumberland and York, praying a further stay of process to the next issuable term (viz. Easter term) in order to have time to make up their said father's accounts. Reference Book IX, p. 375.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of his report on Anne Robinson's petition for a new grant of Farming Woods, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 405. Ibid., p. 217.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Kenrick of a messuage with a court before and a yard behind lying in St. James's Street, late in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields and now in the new parish of St. James's within the Liberty of Westminster, and also of a piece of ground in or near Stable Yard in said parish with several messuages thereon.
Prefixing: Auditor Thomas Jett's particular and memorandum; and the Surveyor General's ratal thereof.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 1–5.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Major General Handasyd and Major General Livesay in behalf of themselves and the Officers of the Regiments under their command, for payment of the clearings due to themselves and supernumerary recruits for the time the said Regiments continued on the Establishment of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 162.
Feb. 13.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward Barker of the office of “Receiver of our Revenue of First Fruits” within England, Wales and Berwick on Tweed, and also of all Tenths and arrears of Tenths installed or to be installed in the Exchequer Court: all loco William Glanvill, deceased: during pleasure: with the fee of 100l. per an. for himself and 20l. per an. for a clerk. King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 27–8.
Money warrant for 100,000l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household: as imprest and upon account for the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the Household. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1718 April 4 of this order.) Money Book XXVI, p. 220. Order Book X, p. 71.
Same for 1,162l. 2s. 5d. to Samuel Smithin, Esq., his Majesty's Goldsmith: for plate, workmanship and necessaries by him delivered into the Jewel Office for his Majesty's service between Midsummer and Michaelmas 1717.
Appending: certificate by Ja. Brudenell, Master of the Jewell Office, of the plate &c. so delivered (624 ounces of new gilt plate, most part finely wrought and enchased, 343l. 9s. qd.: and 1,145 ounces of new white plate, great part finely wrought, 359l. 15s. 6d.; gilding, 1,375 ounces of store plate, 207l. 16s. 7d.; boiling, burnishing and repairing 7,839 ounces of white store plate, 181l. 11s. 9d.; the engraver, case maker &c., 61l. 19s. 6d.; the officers [of the Jewel House] for said quarter's allowance. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 221. Order Book X, p. 79. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Feb. 13.Treasury warrant dormant to Anthony Lechmere and Francis Hawes, Esq., Receivers General and Cashiers of Customs, to pay 10l. per an. salary to Mark Authonie and John Baines as [joint] Searcher of Sandwich port. Money Book XXVI, p. 222.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply as follows the sum of 48,492l. 8s. 6d. out of moneys remaining in your hands arisen by the sale of 4 per cent. Annuities: viz.
£s.d.
towards paying the Yards for 1716 Xmas quarter and 1717 Lady day quarter as in further part of 91,356l. on the head of Ordinary13,07700
ditto on the head of Wear and Tear22,42300
to the head of Wages.
to complete the laying up and paying off several of his Majesty's ships
6,00000
for paying Flag Officers of his Majesty's Fleet2,75750
for paying the surgeons and undertaker for the cure and subsisting the seamen set sick on shore from his Majesty's ships at several ports to 30 Sept. 17174,23536
£48,49286
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 72.
Same to Mr. Beranger to send to the Treasury Lords forthwith an account how much of the 1,070 tons of tin in Holland put into your hands hath been sold; at what rates; how much thereof remains unsold; how much of the money borrowed thereon hath been paid off and how much of that principal [loan] sum remains unsatisfied. (A like letter to Sir Theodore Janssen about tin in Holland.) (A like letter to Sir John Lambert about tin in Hamburg.) Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 268.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to send to the Treasury Lords as soon as possible an account of the neat produce of the Duty on coals granted for building 50 new churches, “since the commencement thereof [by 9 Anne, c. 17], distinguished yearly.” Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report forthwith on the petition of William Tate, Searcher of Carlisle port, referred to you Oct. 24 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, pp. 624–5. and as by my letter of Dec. 11 last, ibid., p. 712. Ibid., p. 271.
Same to same. I have read to my Lords your report of the 11th inst. on the memorial of the East India Company relating to the Duties demanded on stores shipped by them for their forts in India. My Lords agree with you in opinion that the said Company should be permitted to make a deposit for the said Duties. But my Lords direct that the said deposit be applied to the Customs at the end of one month from the date hereof, unless the said Company be relieved by Parliament in the meantime. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 272.
Feb. 13.Treasury reference to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], of the petition of James Dupuis for an extension of term in two houses in Pall Mall. Reference Book IX, p. 375.
Same to same of the petition of Mathew Ducie Morton, Esq., praying a lease of the Hundred of Grumbalds Ash, Co. Gloucester, which was granted by Charles II. to Sir Robert Jenkinson for three lives since dead; petitioner's estate lying in the said Hundred. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up to the executors of Richard, late Lord Onslow, his surety bonds as late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt: he having accounted in the Exchequer and received his quietus est. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 434.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to James Heymans of a messuage or lodgings within the precincts of Whitehall Palace, fronting the Privy Garden north-east 62 feet, 89 feet to the Thames southwest, adjoining Lady Essex's lodgings: at a rent of 10l. per an. for 31 years.
Prefixing: constat and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands dated 8 Feb. 1717–18.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 434–5.
Subscription by the Treasury Lords for the execution of a warrant dated 1717 Dec. 27 by Holles, Duke of Newcastle, Lord Chamberlain, to James Brudenell, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to Monsieur Hallongius [Hallungius], Envoy from the Duke of Saxe Gotha, of 100 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from his Majesty at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 50l. Ibid., p. 436. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 61.
Same of a same dated same to James Brudenell to deliver to Henry Harcourt, Esq., 80 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from his Majesty at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 40l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 61.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise in Scotland (“salaries for Edinburgh and precincts”) for the quarter ended 1717 Xmas: total 1,485l. 5s. 2d. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 250–1.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise in Scotland for same quarter: total 132l. 15s. 6d. Ibid., p. 252.
Treasury warrant to the Salt Commissioners in Scotland to employ James Lyndsay as a salt officer in Kirkcaldy Collection: at 25l. per an.: loco Andrew Thomson.
James Guthrie as watchman of the Salt Duty at Kirkcaldy at 15l. per an. loco James Cranston, dismissed.
Duncan Comrie as a same, ibid., loco Gilbert Ross, dismissed. Ibid., p. 253.
Feb. 14.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. At the request of Mr. Boughton, your Secretary, the Treasury Lords have given him two months' leave of absence. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 272.
Feb. 15.Letter of direction for 100l. to William Clayton on the unsatisfied order in his name: and is as imprest and upon account to be by him paid over to Sir William Gostwick, bart., for one quarter to 1717 Xmas on his pension of 400l. per an. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 74.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Beverton praying to be discharged from a fine of 160l. laid on him for running brandy, the witness who appeared against him since acknowledging the prosecution to have been unjust. Reference Book IX, p. 375.
Same to Mr. Clayton of the petition of William Lowen, Keeper of New Lodge Walk in Windsor Forest, representing that there has been a customary allowance of 50l. per an. paid to the Keeper of that Walk for foddering red and fallow deer in the winter; that he received it for the year 1713 but not for 1714, 1715 and 1716; “and it was used to be paid by Mr. Nicholas and Mr. Compton.” Ibid.
Feb. 17.Money warrant for 10l. to Paul Joddrell, Esq., for one year to 1717 June 24 on his fee as Clerk of the House of Commons. (In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated April 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 225.
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
Same for 50l. to Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for same quarter on his allowance in lieu of certain perquisites and allowances which belonged to his office and are released to the Crown. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 25. Order Book X, p. 68. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 76.
H. Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Earl of Carnarvon. On Dec. 19 last my Lords desired an account of the several arrears of pay and subsidy claimed by foreign Princes and States incurred before his Majesty's accession to the Crown; to be laid before the House of Commons in order to their being examined and stated pursuant to his Majesty's wishes signified in his speech to both Houses Nov. 21 last, Commons Journals XVIII, p. 627. Please send my Lords a copy of the said account with all convenient speed. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 268.
Treasury approval of the schedule [not prefixed] of prices of stamped vellum, parchment and paper [for the coming year].
Prefixing: memorial from the Stamps Commissioners dated Feb. 11. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 6.
Feb. 17.Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to employ John Crook as distributor of stamped vellum, paper and parchment in Co. Berks loco Robert Payn, against whom an extent is issued. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 7.
Feb. 18.Letter of direction for 17,078l. 2s. 0d. 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 the Land Tax anno 1718: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£s.d.
in further part of 57,613l. 14s. 7d. voted for the Forces and Garrison in Minorca anno 1718.
for two months' subsistence from 24 Feb. 1717–18 to 24 April 1718 to the Forces provided for in this vote
9,24856
for Contingencies for the same time353160
in further part of 39,382l. 14s.d. voted for the Forces and Garrison in Gibraltar anno 1718.
for the same two months' subsistence to the Forces provided for in this Vote
6,39683
for Contingencies for the same time16723
in full of 2,858l. 13s. 10d. voted for Ordnance stores and provisions for the Independent Company in the Bahama Islands.
to answer his Majesty's warrant to Capt. Woodes Rogers for the charge of victualling 100 men (for one year) of which the said Company consists
912100
£17,07820
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 74.
Warrant by the Treasury Lords to the Attorney General to enter a noli pros. to the information in the following case.
Prefixing: report to the Treasury Lords by the Customs Commissioners dated Feb. 13 on the petition of Thomas Hackman of Ringwood, Co. Southampton. The petitioner sets forth that in March last he ordered James Burt, mariner, to buy in Newfoundland a quantity of skins and furs for him, which he did and shipped them on the Joseph and Eliz[abeth], Robert Rider master, bound for Poole, but omitted to give notice to the master of a little bag containing 291 marten skins which was seized at Poole, being landed without petitioner's knowledge or direction. The Customs Officers accept his story, “Hackman having plainly proved on the hearing that such sort of skins are not used in our home trade but are exported by a certificate and sold at a foreign market.” The Customs Solicitor has certified that the goods are appraised but not condemned and that the officer may consent to the entry and the petitioner may take out a Writ of Delivery. Out Letters (Customs) XVII, pp. 58–60.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of James Linton in right of his wife as daughter of Nicholas Baker, deceased, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Worcester, praying an allowance of 853l. 16s. 6d. [in said Baker's accounts] for extraordinary expenses in guarding and conducting the old money [part of his tax receipts in 1696] to the Mint at Bristol to be recoined and afterwards to the Exchequer, as per bill. Reference Book IX, p. 375.
Feb. 19.Money warrant for 75l. to Charles Harrison for half a year to 1717 Michaelmas for his salary as Solicitor for his Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 124. Order Book X, p. 77. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 77.
Same for 253l. 3s. 0d. to Edward Young, Surveyor General of Woods: as imprest and upon account for making proper fences or inclosures within the Rails at Swindley and Finchhampstead Lodges in Windsor Forest, not only for the better preserving the game there but also for the keeping and feeding 40 stags and several hinds that are to be brought from Woodstock to the said forest.
and likewise 576l. as imprest and upon account for repairing the paling, cleaning of drains, making of gates and other works and repairs in Bushey Park at Hampton Court. (Two money orders dated Feb. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 229. Order Book X, p. 68. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 77.
Letter of direction for the Judges' salaries for Hilary term 1717 as follows: viz.
£s.d.
the Chief Justice of the King's Bench50000
three other Judges of the same Court1,12500
the Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas50000
three other Judges of the same Court1,12500
the Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court50000
three other Barons of the same Court1,12500
John Smith, another Baron of the said Court50000
Sir William Simpson, Cursitor Baron2500
the Chief Justice of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery182100
Edward Jefferys, Second Justice there10000
six other Justices of Wales on 400l. per an. each60000
the Masters in Chancery27500
£6,307100
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 72.
Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Xmas 1717 on a perpetuity [for the support of the King's mathematical boys at the said Hospital]. Ibid., p. 75.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Customs in Scotland, to contain Francis Goodrick in place of Mr. Humphrey Brent: the Commissioners under the new Commission to be Sir James Campbell, William Cleland, John Haldane, Lancelot Whitehall and the said Francis Goodrick. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 253–5.
Feb. 20.William Lowndes to Mr. Cracherode enclosing the report [missing] from the Surveyor General of Woods that a trial comes on next Assizes at Winchester between one Mr. Battin and some of his Majesty's officers in New Forest, wherein the King's right will want to be defended against encroachments and the wrongful felling of timber in the said forest by the said Mr. Battin. You are to consult the Attorney General in this affair and to pursue his directions with diligence to protect the rights of the Crown. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 269.
Henry Kelsall to [the Customs Commissioners] enclosing a memorial [missing] from the Abbot Dubois relating to some things directed to him from France. On their arrival at Dover they are to be sent immediately to the Customs Warehouse in London without opening. On their arrival here [London] you are to acquaint the Treasury Lords and to await their further directions. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 273.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Martin Bladen, Esq., praying a lease of a piece of waste ground among the ruins of Whitehall adjacent to the Privy Garden wall and adjoining to the plot of Mr. Vanhulst. Reference Book IX, p. 375.
Same to same of the petition of Philip Stotherd for an extension of term in some small tenements in Pall Mall. Ibid., p. 376.
Same to Mr. Cracherode of the petition of Richard Harcourt, Secondary of the Court of King's Bench on the Crown side, shewing that in obedience to a precept of the Commissioners for Traitors' Estates he made diligent search among the records from 1 Wm. and Mary onwards to find what Popish Recusants had been convicted within that time; and by the assistance of clerks, which he hired for that purpose, he made an exact list of all such persons which composed a book of 310 sheets of large paper and carefully examined the same and returned it into the said Commissioners' Office: that it cost petitioner three weeks' time to find out all the said records and above 10l. out of pocket to pay such clerks: therefore prays his expenses and reward for his labour. Ibid.