Warrant Book
January 1710, 2-10

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'Warrant Book: January 1710, 2-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. 115-121. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85726 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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January 1710

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
1709–10.
Jan. 2.
Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to George Hill: as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 197. Order Book VII, p. 387. Disposition Book XX, p. 106.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for one quarter to 1709 Nov. 1: total 552l. 16s. 4½d. Money Book XX, p. 207.
William Lowndes to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to provide and deliver to Col. Hunter (who is going Governor to New York) the tents, fuzees and other things for the use of the Palatines going thither: to the estimate of 1,479l. 12s. 0d.; and likewise the like quantity of powder and other things for presents to the Indian Princes as were delivered to the late Lord Lovelace for such presents: to the estimate of 546l. Out Letters (General XIX), p. 149.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Renue of London, merchant, shewing that he has bought the prize ship Peace of Granvill, Peter Hugon master, and her cargo of dry and wet fish and train oil: and praying leave to export the fish Customs free and without marking. Reference Book VIII, p. 386.
Jan. 3.Royal sign manual for 91l. to Isaac D'Alais "who by our direction hath continued at the Court of Hanover ever since the death of" Emanuell Scroop How Esq., late Envoy Extraordinary to that Court: same to be for 91 days Sept. 22 last to Dec. 22 last on his allowance of 20s. a day for carrying on the correspondence from that Court until the arrival there of another minister. (Money warrant dated Jan. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon. This money order misquotes the sign manual as dated 1709 Dec. 31.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 194. Order Book VI, p. 405. Disposition Book XX, p. 90.
Treasury reference to Mr. Walpole of the petition of Capt. Charles Callaghan setting forth his being in the Allies' service upon a Proclamation issued by the Duke of Schomberg, then General of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Almanza and carried into France and was subsisted there by Major Gen. Shrimpton's order at 7s. 6d. a day till 24 July last: that his subsistence being taken from him he has contracted great debts and is in very bad circumstances. Reference Book VIII, p. 387.
Jan. 4.Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) below.
Prefixing. (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall Dec. 21 last, for the ships King David, Ironweigh, and St. John laden only with wood from Dantzic to be brought up to the place of their discharge to unlade, "they first performing their quarantine and the masters making oath of the health of all their crew": all on the petition of the Governor and Fellowship of the Merchants of Eastland. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 233.
Jan. 4.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Pye, merchant, lately appointed land surveyor of Plymouth port, praying to be appointed collector thereof loco William Burgoine who was promoted to said post but declined same, not being able to give the security required. Reference Book VIII, p. 387.
Jan. 5.Money warrant for 20l. to Frederick Hager (John Frederick Hager, clerk) for his passage to New York whither he is going with the Palatines to reside with them as their minister. Money Book XX, p. 208. Order Book VII, p. 383. Disposition Book XX, p. 90.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 220l. to John Tribeko, one of the Lutheran ministers residing here, for the charge of Bibles, Testaments and Prayer Books provided by him for the use of the poor Palatines. Money Book XX, p. 208.
Same to same to pay 1,000l. to Henry Bendishe, Secretary to the Commissioners for settling the poor Palatines, for the freight of the said Palatines, pursuant to contracts made by him with the commanders and owners of several ships for the carrying of 3,000 and odd hundred of the said Palatines to New York at the rate of 5l. 10s. per head, which will amount to near 19,000l.: to be paid by 1,000l. a week, the first payment thereof to be on Jan. 8 inst. Ibid., p. 209.
Letter of direction for 1,720l. to Spencer Compton for payment of her Majesty's bounties and charities: 1,000l. thereof for Henry Bendishe, 220l. to Mr. Tribeko, ut supra, and 500l. towards satisfying what is due on the Establishment of [the Queen's] annual bounties payable by the hands of said Compton. Disposition Book XX, p. 90.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John James David, merchant, praying leave to export a small quantity of foreign corn to Malaga in order to bring off some of his effects there; which [operation] he alleges will be of advantage to the revenue. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 150.
Same to same to report on the enclosed three petitions [missing] of Richard Green, William Mould and Phillip Wilkinson on behalf of several ships mentioned therein praying permission for them to unlade, as they have performed quarantine. Ibid.
Same to same in Scotland to report on the enclosed papers from Secretary Boyle relating to the neutral ship Anna Katharina of Dram in Norway, Christopher Swanson master, seized by the Commander of her Majesty's ship Squirrel and carried into Leith as having malt on board "which corn he had cleared at the Custom House and weighed out of the harbour but the said Commander (acting under the Admiralty orders of June 25 last) suspected he was bound for France and seized him and carried him into Leith pier and delivered him to the Customs officers there.
Appending: note of the said papers including (1) Extract from a letter from Capt. Hadsoll, Commander of the Squirrel, to Secretary Boyle informing of his proceedings as above. (2) a letter from Mr. Burchet, Secretary of the Admiralty, to Secretary Boyle signifying that the said ship being delivered up to the Customs officers at Leith the Admiralty cannot give any further order about her; (3) the protest of Mr. Crauford of Edinburgh against the seizure; (4) a letter from the Danish Envoy to Secretary Boyle. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 126.
Jan. 5.Money order for 375l. to John Scrope, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, for three quarters to Xmas last on his additional allowance of 500l. per an. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 18 for 300l. [? an erratum for 375l.] to same.) Ibid., p. 129. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Same for 75l. to John Tarver (Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, Scotland) for three quarters to Xmas last on his additional salary of 100l. per an. for his having left his practice in England in order to apply himself to the said service.
75l. to John Tyas (Clerk of the Pipe, Scotland) on a like additional salary for same time and for the like reason. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 130. Order Book VII, p. 384. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Jan. 6.Letter of direction for 803l. 3s. 7¾d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, to be paid over to Henry Wise for 1709 Xmas quarter, being 700l. on his allowance for keeping her Majesty's gardens and plantations; and 103l. 3s. 7¾d. St. James's Park for keepers, deer, fish and fowl. Disposition Book XX, p. 91.
Jan. 7.Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorrowkettle's bill for 14l. 10s. 0d. for 1709 Xmas quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer.
together with: warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorrowkettle a like sum for same quarter as Messenger of the Chamber appointed to attend the Customs. Money Book XX, p. 211.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Jan. 5, for leave to the ship William and Martha to come up the river to discharge her lading of masts and staves from Riga: she being in perfect health and having performed quarantine. All on the petition of William Turner on behalf of himself and the owners. Out Letters (Customs) XV. p. 234.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) a like Order in Council dated St. James's Jan. I for leave to the ship Beginning to discharge at Newcastle her lading of flax and iron "four Benches of hemp and eight Regs of cucumbers," she having performed her quarantine and her crew in perfect health: all on the petition of Johnathan Hutchinson Esq. and Samuell Holden, merchant. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 235.
Jan. 7.Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Jan. 5 for leave to the James of Dumfries to unlade her flax and iron from Dantzic, she having loaded there long before the plague broke out and has performed her quarantine in the port of Dumfries and her crew in good health: all on the petition of John Crosby, owner, and James Wilkie, master thereof. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 127.
Jan. 9.Money warrant for 20l. to John May for his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XX, p. 198. Order Book VII, p. 383. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans up to 5,880l. 5s. 4d. in accordance with and to be registered on the Act for continuing several Impositions and Duties &c. [7 Anne, c. 31].
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that the above sum is due for interest for six months to the 7th inst. to the several persons who have advanced money by way of loan upon credit of the said Act. Money Book XX, p. 210.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Dec. 25 last relating to Guernsey and Jersey. The petition of Thomas Fiot, Peter Priaulx and William le Merchant, Deputies of the Island of Guernsey (praying to be heard against the Orders in Council of 1708 May 20 and June 26 and against other former Orders obtained by the Customs Commissioners for establishing Customs House officers in the said island and which the inhabitants complain of as destructive of their rights and privileges) was referred on the 30th Dec. 1708 to the Committee for the Affairs of Guernsey and Jersey. The said Committee has this day reported that having considered the objections and amendments which are desired in the Order of 1709 Aug. 22 relating to the officers of the Customs in Jersey "which was likewise proposed for the island of Guernsey" they advise that the Regulations as follows be made for the relief and greater ease of the inhabitants of Guernsey:
(1) That no shipmaster do lade any foreign wares for export from Guernsey to Great Britain without notice to the Customs officer, for him to take an account thereof; under penalty of 10l. for failure in complying therewith and under a like penalty "if it shall be discovered that any master hath been voluntarily in [taken his ship to] Great Britain [? without] such notice first given, unless he had been forced by stress of weather or otherwise."
(2) If the officer refuses to attend to take such account no advantage shall be taken against the master.
(3) If on suspicion the officer open up any cask, bail or parcel to examine same (which he is hereby empowered to do) he shall put up the same again at his own charge.
(4) In case of goods shipped from the said Islands for abroad or vice versa the above regulations not to apply.
(5) The said officers are hereby allowed to sign and seal certificates for prize goods intended to be exported from Guernsey to Great Britain.
(6) The better to prevent French goods from being exported from Guernsey to Great Britain under the colour of prize goods the captors, armators or any others claiming any prize shall deliver to the said officers a duly attested copy of the sentence of condemnation of such prize in the High Court of Admiralty.
(7) The Governor, Bailiff and Jurats &c. are to take special care that the Act of Navigation and the Acts for prohibiting commerce with France be duly observed: and are to seal certificates of the landing of the commodities yearly allowed for the supply of the island and to return same to London for the discharge of the security: and are to attest the growth, manufacture and shipping of goods exported from the island to Great Britain, which pass Customs free by virtue of the charters and privileges granted to said island.
(8) They, the Governor &c. are to countenance and assist the officers.
(9) The officers shall take no fees or rewards whatsoever.
(10) The officers are to attend from sunrise to sunset between Sept. and March and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March to Sept.
(11) There shall be no more officers in said island than shall be absolutely necessary "and that such person as goeth by the name of Comptroller shall be no more continued in the said island, there being no such officer in the island of Jersey."
(12) The Orders in Council of 1708 May 20 and June 26 and all former Orders relating to this matter are repealed.
(A like Order of Council dated Jan. 20 for the Island of Jersey.) Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 238–41.
Jan. 9.Same by same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Jan. 5 inst. for leave to the Endeavour (Robert Chambers master, with ashes, flax and yarn from Memel) and Fortune (John Mattinson master, with flax from Libau) to come to their place of discharge and unlade, they having come thence early in the spring before any infection was known either at Dantzic or Queenborough [Konigsberg]: all on the petition of the Governor and Fellowship of the Merchants of Eastland. Ibid., p. 236.
The like on a like Order of Council for the ships Adventure (Math. Joles master, laden with linen, feathers, ashes and wood); the Biddolph (Edward Hales master, laden with ashes and linen); the Fisher (Andrew Fowler master, laded with potashes and linen), all three from Dantzic; the Nathaniell and John (Charles Hales master, laden with hemp, flax, ashes and linen); the Truelove (Henry Day master, laden with ashes, flax and plank); the Friendship (George Hodgkinson master, laden with flax and hemp), all from Queen-borough: all on the petition of the said Fellowship of Eastland Merchants, being their several ships arrived from the Baltic. Ibid., pp. 236–7.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Dr. John Turner, vicar of Greenwich, shewing that 5l. per an. has customarily been paid in lieu of tithes for the park there when the same was in the Crown: therefore praying that said sum may be secured and paid to him. Reference Book VIII, p. 387.
Jan. 9Treasury reference to Mr. How of Capt. John Moody's petition, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 452. Ibid., p. 381.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 30 last to John Charleton, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to the Bishop of London of Communion plate to the value of 80l. as a gift from her Majesty to Trinity Church in New York, "the former warrant dated 22 Jan. 1703–4 not being provided." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 27.
The like for a same dated Dec. 12 last [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] for the provision of "a State chair for the Drawing Room" and chairs for the Court of Wards: to an estimate of 57l. Ibid.
[?]Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Samuell Shephard of a mansion house and lands in Upper Ardwick near Manchester, being parcel of the lands of Joshua Oldham, outlaw: at the rent of 20d. per an. and fine of 3s. 4d. Ibid.
Jan. 9.Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Joseph Addison Esq., Keeper of the Records in Birmingham Tower within Dublin Castle, praying for a salary to be attached to his office which is one of so much consequence, care and trust, and that doth so nearly concern the rights of the Crown and the property of private persons. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 143.
Jan. 10.William Lowndes [to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance]. On the 6th inst. you acquainted the Lord Treasurer that the Bank of England is willing to furnish your Office with 30,000l. on tallies and orders on the eleventh 4s. Aid which were assigned to your Treasurer by the Navy Treasurer for works at Portsmouth and Chatham about 1708 April 30 "in case" [on condition that] interest thereon [on the said tallies and orders] be made to commence from the said 6th Jan. The Lord Treasurer in order to supply the pressing occasions of the Ordnance agrees to your negotiating same and on your transmitting the orders here he will give warrants to the Exchequer for the interest accordingly. Disposition Book XX, p. 92.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to report on the enclosed letter or memorial [infra, p. 122], of Col. Hunter praying that the allowance of 500l. a year out of the quit rents in Virginia which was intended to be continued to him till his arrival in the government of that Colony may be paid to him for one year beyond June 1 next, Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 150.
Jan. 10.Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer desires to know in what forwardness Sir Thomas Littleton's accounts are as late Treasurer of the Navy and what must be done to hasten them. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Jan. 5 for leave to the ship Helena to come up the river to discharge her lading: all on the petition of Harcourt Masters, agent for the commander and crew of her Majesty's ship Gally which took the said ship as a prize, and she having performed quarantine in the Medway. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 237.
Treasury reference to Auditor Jett of the petition of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich shewing that by their charter of foundation they are entitled to two several pensions of 16l. and 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. formerly paid at the Exchequer and since by the Receiver [of Crown Revenues for the County] of Suffolk to 1698 and that 262l. was due to them thereon at Michaelmas 1709, whereof they have received in part only 50l.: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 387.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Oct. 21 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Honble. Col. Hunter, Governor of New York, of Bibles, Prayer Books, crimson damask cushions for the reading desk and pulpit, crimson damask carpet for the altar with silk fringe, two linen cloths for the altar, and two surplices of fine Holland for the use of the [Governor's] Chapel at New York: to an estimate of 133l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 27.
Warrant by same for payment of the list of payments for Civil Affairs in North Britain for 1709 Xmas quarter according to the Establishment: amounting to 4,311l. 14s. 6d.: being certified and transmitted, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 262, 389.
The said list varies from the former only in the particulars following: viz.
£s.d.
to Thomas Montgomery, one of the macers of Justice Court, to 23 Dec. 1709, being the day of his death2811
to John Hall, examiner in the Court of Exchequer, per warrant: for same quarter12100
Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 127.