Warrant Book
January 1710, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: January 1710, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. 121-139. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85727 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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January 1710

Jan. 11.Letter of direction for 201l. 11s. 3d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, for three quarters to 1709 Xmas on the wages due to her Majesty's watermen. Disposition Book XX, p. 92.
Same for 10,000l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys by 500l. a week as from Jan. 31 inst.: for the service of his Office. Ibid.
Jan. 11.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to permit Peter Renue of London, merchant, to export, without payment of Duty, the prize fish which he bought from Philip Pentire of Plymouth, merchant, out of the prize Peace of Granvil, Peter Hugon late master, lately taken from the French by her Majesty's ship August whereof Lord Duffus is Commander. Security is to be given that same shall be exported to a foreign market and no part of it landed in Great Britain.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on Reneu's petition. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 242.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Charles Graydon. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave to come to London, if it be with the approbation of the Customs Commissioners in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 108.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of the 5th inst. from the Customs Commissioners in Scotland touching some overtures made to them for compounding for a parcel of French wines under seizure. Ibid., p. 129.
Report to the Lord Treasurer from William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the memorial of Col. Ro. Hunter dated London 1709 Dec. 30, as referred Jan. 10 inst. to said Blathwayt, supra, p. 120, showing that he is entitled by her Majesty's letter to 500l. per an. out of quit rents of Virginia until his arrival there, and praying a continuance thereof for a year from June 1 next in regard of the great expenses he has been at and that by the planting the poor Palatines in New York he is stripped of the chief perquisite in that Government viz. the granting of lands.
Hereon Blathwayt reports that the last account of "that" [Virginia Quit Rents] revenue to April 1708 showed a balance of 191l. owing to the Queen. I compute that at the end of June next there may be a balance of 941l. or thereabouts and at the end of one year more viz. June 1711 (the time to which Col. Hunter prays that his allowance may be continued) there may be 1,000l. more. I have nothing to object to Col. Hunter being satisfied thereout in consideration of his sufferings and great zeal he continues to express in her Majesty's service.
Appending: Blathwayt's computation of said possible balance:
£
balance at end of April 1708191
estimate of quit rents for two years and three months2,250
£2,441
£
out of which: two years to Col. Hunter at 500l. per an.1,000
the Receiver has another warrant from her Majesty to pay 500l. towards rebuilding the College500
1,500
disposable in June next£941
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 15–16.
Jan. 11.Same to same from same on the petition of Robert Armstrong, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 477, said petition setting forth that being appointed Collector of Customs in New Hampshire and desiring forthwith to go thither he prays a deputation to be Surveyor of the Woods in those parts for preventing the great waste and destruction of her Majesty's timber continually made there.
Hereon Blathwayt reports: "I do well know and have often conversed with the said Robert Armstrong as having for a considerable time been concerned for the Proprietor of that Province in the contest with those inhabitants, and am satisfied that he is well acquainted with that Province and with the nature of those woods, which abound in masts for the Royal Navy and other materials for shipping and I believe him very capable of doing her Majesty good service there." But some time since her Majesty constituted Mr. Bridger as Surveyor of all her Woods upon the continent of America, with power of appointing deputies as he shall find requisite. It will not be for her Majesty's service to appoint Armstrong as Deputy Surveyor of the Woods in any other manner. But as the attendance of Bridger will be wanting in New York on the arrival of Col. Hunter there for instructing the people in these parts in making pitch and tar, your Lordships may write to Bridger that it seems requisite that (the said Armstrong being now appointed Collector of her Majesty's Customs in New Hampshire) the said Bridger should empower him as his deputy to take care of the woods there in his absence and to advise a salary: unless he have sufficient reason to the contrary. Ibid., pp. 17–18.
Jan. 12.Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Tonke for his passage to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XX, p. 198. Order Book VII, p. 385. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 895l. 9s. 4d. for Exchequer fees and contingencies, detailed, on his receipt of moneys for one year ended 1709 Xmas. Money Book XX, p. 212.
Money warrant for 20,953l. 18s. 0¼d. to the Bank of England for their allowance of 3 per cent. per an. for circulating the sum of 2,940,500l. issued in Exchequer Bills to 1709 Dec. 25, to wit for the three months 1709 Sept. 29 to Dec. 25: this sum to be satisfied out of the like Exchequer Bills to be made forth by the Auditor of the Receipt and dated 1709 Dec. 25, as by the Acts in that case is provided and directed.
Prefixing: certificate by said Auditor of the Bills so circulated and of the allowance due thereon to the Bank of England:
£s.d.
for circulation of 2,513,875l. issued in Exchequer Bills: to wit for the quarter from 1709 Sept. 29 to 1709 Xmas at 3 per cent.18,85413
for circulation of the like Bills issued since 1709 Sept. 29, to wit from the dates of issue to 1709 Xmas:
30,000l. issued Oct. 5 in part of 400,000l. [as by the terms of the Bank charter renewal Act. 7 Anne, c. 30]: being 81 days199146
30,000l. issued Oct. 7 in part of said 400,000l: being 79 days1941510½
18,825l. issued Oct. 7 for interest (ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 384; where the sum of interest is given as 18,821l. 14s. 2¾d.): being 79 days12248
60,000l. issued Oct. 8 in part of said 400,000l.: being 78 days38413
60,000l. issued Oct. 11 in part of same: being 75 days369173
10,000l. issued Oct. 17 in part of same: being 69 days5614
20,350l. issued Oct. 20 in part of same: being 66 days110710
4,800l. issued Oct. 20 for interest [there is no Treasury warrant for this issue]: being 66 days2609
21,525l. issued Oct. 21 in part of said 400,000l.: being 65 days1141911
10,000l. issued Oct. 25 in part of same: being 61 days502
22,275l. issued Oct. 31 in part of same: being 55 days1001310¾
56,475l. issued Nov. 3 in part of same: being 52 days2417
30,075l. issued Nov. 8 in part of same: being 47 days11637
3,000l. issued Dec. 9 for interest [there is no Treasury warrant for this issue]: being 16 days31810¾
49,300l. issued Dec. 23 in full of said 400,000l.: being two days82
£20,95318
Money Book XX, p. 213. Order Book VII, p. 386.
Jan. 12.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Portuguese Envoy complaining that some tobacco which he bought two years since and lodged in a warehouse adjoining the house of Monsieur Olivera at Stockwell has been seized by the collectors of taxes on account of taxes demanded by them for the said dwelling house. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 151.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edmund Aubery, a clerk in the Coast Office, London, praying leave to surrender [his place] to his brother Nicholas. Reference Book VIII, p. 387.
Jan. 13.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 25,714l. 1s. 1½d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts between Dec. 16 last and Jan. 13 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 13l. 16s. 0d. from whale fins; 5,583l. 17s. 0½d. from New Customs; 1,733l. 17s. 11½d. from Additional Impositions; 2,048l. 6s. 4½d. from [Duties on Stamped] Vellum; 11,717l. 3s. 7d. from Continued Impositions: 4,312l. 0s. 7d. from Salt; 301l. from Windows: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Registers 13 Jan. inst.The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
Exchequer Bills5151654733589858419
First 3s. Aid4150990018633513470616
Paper for Plate1540000720000174125
Malt Tickets5790600013539500656519
Leather504438001298581110571916
Third Quarterly Poll2127701709400000241212
Third 3s. Aid2582329117716292162
2267756463791917257141
Money Book XX, p. 226.
Jan. 13.Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett ("who is employed in soliciting and taking care of divers law suits and other prosecutions for her Majesty's service") for half a year to 1709 Xmas on his allowance in lieu of termly and other fees. Money Book XX, p. 214. Order Book VII, p. 389. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Same for 300l. to Sir Charles Hedges for 1709 Xmas quarter on his annuity. Money Book XX, p. 216. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
William Lowndes to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your raising 23,924l. 8s. 0¼d. on tallies and orders in your hands, "provided same can be done at par or the tallies and orders be assigned to such persons as will not dispose of the same at a discount to the prejudice of the public credit": to wit 16,726l. 14s. 0¾d. of tallies and orders on Malt anno 1709 and 7,197l. 13s. 11¼d. of same on Reversionary Funds in the General Mortgage anno 1709. The same is to be applied to services as follows in accordance with your memorial of the 12th inst.:
£s.d.
On account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1709.
for 61 days' clearings for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from 25 Aug. to 24 Oct. 17099,55810
for offreckonings for same period10,2561310¼
for the pay of the Chaplain to Portsmouth Garrison from 18 July 1709 to 22 Dec.52134
On account of the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1709.
for clearings for said 61 days to the several Regiments of men for sea service1,7759
for offreckonings for same time to same9752
for the extraordinary allowance to the Regiments of Carpenter, Essex, Eckler, Kerr and Carmichaell in North Britain for forage from May to Oct. last pursuant to the royal warrant of [1709] Sept. 221,10681
to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn from Boston payable at 30 days to Sir Ambrose Crowley20000
£23,9248
Disposition Book XX, p. 95.
Jan. 13.Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Richard Metcalfe, mariner, shewing that one Collins contracted with the said Commissioners to deliver a quantity of provisions for the inhabitants of Nevis and St. Christopher; that Collins had two ships in Ireland under petitioner's directions and ordered him [petitioner] to provide the said provisions and to draw a bill on Collins which he promised to pay when due: but Collins refuses to pay said bill and his [petitioner's] credit is so low that none of the parties to whom the [proceeds of] said "bills are" due will accept of his bond for the same: therefore praying that no money or bills be issued from the Victualling Office to said Collins till petitioner have security [from Collins], the certificates of the said provisions being in the name of petitioner. Reference Book VIII, p. 387.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Eliza[beth] Hobson praying to be allowed 305l. 7s. 9d. in the accounts of her late husband, late collector of Wexford, same having been stolen from him as he was bringing it to Dublin. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 144.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Stafford Lightburne and Lewis Moor relating to an overpayment of 307l. above the security given for a farmer of Hearthmoney for Co. Dublin. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ John Ogilvie (late collector of Inverness) to be General Riding Surveyor from Inverness to Caithness and thence round to Fort William and also to have the inspection of the islands of Orkney, Lewis and Skye at 120l. per an.
Prefixing: presentation by said Commissioners of same. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 130.
Jan. 14.Royal sign manual for the establishing of the following pensions or annual bounties as from the dates stated: to be payable by Spencer Compton:
Per an.
£s.d.
from 1709 March 25.
Eliza[beth] Johnson, relict of Michael Johnson, coachman to the Queen's late consort [Prince George of Denmark]: for herself and five children3000
Mary Peterson, relict [of] Hogan Peterson, "groom to our said dearest Consort": for herself and two children2000
Eleanor Atkinson, relict of Thomas Atkinson, "postilion to our said dearest Consort"1000
from 1708 June 24.
to Mary and Magdalen Alix2000
from 1709 Sept. 29.
to Darthoy [Dorothy], Lady Falkland, towards the maintenance of her three children10000
to Marie La Maria3000
to Marie Gacherie2000
to Magdalen Dornault1200
to Mary Beveridge3000
£27200
Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 213.
Jan. 14.Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker, Richard Shoreditch) for 1709 Xmas quarter's salary. Money Book XX, p. 216. Order Book VII, p. 385. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] relating to the ship Ashfat which was long since permitted to discharge all her lading except a small quantity of feathers and wool, and praying leave now to put same on shore. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 151.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Capt. Edward Vernon of her Majesty's ship Jersey, shewing that he fished up an anchor and some guns that belonged to a ship that Admiral Wager ran on shore [being one] of the galleons in the West Indies "which was wreckt" and brought the said anchor and guns home as ballast but the Customs officers have seized same as an unlawful importation. Reference Book VIII, p. 388.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Henry Bond [? master of] the Betty of Fowey shewing that she being chased by a French sloop made signals of distress to the convoys, who not relieving him, for preservation of the tin he ran his ship on shore and lost her and all his goods. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 22,197l. 4s. 0½d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: by 1,000l. a week as from this day: as imprest to satisfy her Majesty's annual bounties and charities payable by him: to wit for half a year ended at 29 Sept. 1709 "that is to say 13,551l. 19s. 9½d. on her Majesty's former Establishment [of her own pensions &c.] and 8,645l. 4s. 3d. on an Establishment of salaries and pensions payable to the servants of his late Royal Highness the Prince of Denmark deceased." Disposition Book XX, p. 93.
Same for 17,298l. 10s. 0d. to same: out of same: by 1,000l. a week from Jan. 16 inst.: to be paid over to Henry Bendyshe to answer the charge of transporting 3,327 Palatines to New York. (Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to said Compton to pay said sum to Henry Bendyshe by 1,000l. a week for said purpose.) Ibid. Money Book XX, p. 218.
Jan. 15Money warrant for 30l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for half a year to 1709 Xmas on the annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy (poor ministers in the Savoy). Money Book XX, p. 220. Disposition Book XX, p. 106.
Jan. 16.Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham, supervisor for digesting the records in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower: for 1709 Xmas quarter for his clerks.
20l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk for said work. Money Book XX, p. 222. Order Book VII, p. 387. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Jan. 17.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans on the Subsidy Act (6 Anne, c. 27, the Act for Continuing several Subsidies, Impositions and Duties ... and for ascertaining the wine measures) to the amount of 12,335l. 14s. 5d. for interest at the rate of 6 per cent. for the periods as below, on the loans taken in on the credit of said Act to a total of 822,381l. 15s. 6d.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said interest.
£s.d.
on 816,685l. lent 8 April 1707: interest for three months from 1709 Oct. 8 to 1709–10 Jan. 812,25056
on 5,595l. 8s. 10½d. lent 10 April 1707, interest for three months from 10 Oct. 1709 to 1709–10 Jan. 1083187
on 101l. 6s. 7½d. lent 12 April 1707, interest for three months from 12 Oct. 1709 to 12 Jan. 1709–101104
£12,335145
Money Book XX, pp. 216–17.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayte [as Auditor General of the Plantations] of the petition of Thomas Byerley, Collector and Receiver General of the Revenue in New York, setting forth the illegal proceedings against him by the present Earl of Clarendon whilst Governor [of New York] and praying that all proceedings may be stopped and [that] he [be] supported in the due execution of his office and that his salary may be paid. Reference Book VIII, p. 388.
Same to same of the petition of Anne Plater, widow of George Plater, late Receiver General of the Province of New York, praying payment of 756l. 9s. 8d. arrears of her late husband's salary. Ibid., p. 390.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland for the payment to Sir David Dalrymple of the allowance of 1,000l. per an. as Advocate General of Scotland as from 1709 May 25, the date of his commission, in lieu of the 600l. per an. hitherto on the Establishment of Scotland for said office. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 130.
Jan. 17. Same to same for an additional salary of 100l. per an. to William Allanson, Treasurer's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, Scotland: viz. as from Lady day 1708, as additional to his other salary of 100l. per an. Ibid., p. 131.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise, Scotland, for 1709 Xmas quarter: total 146l. 3s. 5½d. Ibid., p. 132.
Same by same of the Excise Office quarterly salary bill, detailed, for Scotland for 1709 Xmas quarter: total 1,122l. 17s. 8d. Ibid., p. 128.
Jan. 18.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a commission under the great seal to the following to be Managers and Directors of the Lottery as by the Act [8 Anne, c. 10] for Continuing part of the Duties on Coals &c., to raise 1,500,000l. by way of a lottery for the service of the year 1710: viz. Sir John Humble, bart., Thomas Strickland, William Clayton, William Glanville, Richard Powys, Christopher Tilson, William Rollinson, Nehemiah Arnold, John Duncombe, Lancelot Burton, Samuel Edwards, William Lowndes junr., Thomas Cornwallis, Charles Pultney, Joseph Hodges, Henry Ashurst, Richard Mead junr., John Shaw, John Nicholas, John Edmonds, merchant, John Lloyd, merchant, Robert Finley, merchant, Thomas Gaugaine Esq. and Charles Dartiquenave Esq.: to wit for preparing and delivering of tickets and to oversee the drawing of lots: observing herein the directions of the Lord Treasurer. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 198–9.
Same to John How, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, and to the Auditors of Imprests to pay and allow 30,366l. 8s. 4d. for clearing Col. James Jones's Regiment of Foot as follows; all as provided by the Act of 7 Anne [c. 4, the Mutiny Act, clause 69] for paying such clearings as should be found reasonable by the Lord Treasurer notwithstanding any want or defect of the muster rolls: same to be for the periods as follows: viz.
£s.d.
from 5 March 1706–7 to 23 Dec. 170710,963154
from 24 Dec. 1707 to 22 Dec. 170813,87198
from 23 Dec. 1708 to 20 May 17095,53134
£30,36684
provided the said sum does not exceed the full established pay of the said Regiment for the said periods.
Appending: (1) report by the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army on the petition of the Agent of said Regiment praying payment of said clearings. We have examined such of the relative muster rolls as have been returned to the Pay Office and find them irregular as to the time of mustering and several Officers and men are marked as absent, but we have seen a certificate by Lieut. Col. Alexander and Major Aldey that some of them were recruiting, some on duty elsewhere and some on board the Fleet. (2) Report by John Howe, Paymaster General, on the said Agent's petition. Ibid., pp. 199–203.
Jan. 18.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or yearly pension of 300l. to Henrietta Maria Scarburgh as a Maid of Honour: as from 1709 Sept. 29: she to pay out of the first quarter's receipt thereof so much as is due to her predecessor Elizabeth Collier, now wife of the Earl of Dorset, to wit from 1709 Sept. 29 to the date of the marriage of the said Collier. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 203–4.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Lord Treasurer to issue commissions to the respective Receivers General for the Land Tax anno 1710 [as by the Act 8 Anne, c. 1]. Ibid., p. 204.
Same to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, to pay 4,452l. 15s. 0d. to Sir Solomon de Medina, which sum (together with 16,000l. already paid to him viz. 10,000l. by the sign manual of 1709 July 1 and 6,000l. by the sign manual of 1709 Sept. 29) is to complete the sum of 20,452l. 15s. 0d. which her Majesty is pleased to allow to him for the extraordinary charges and losses he sustained by the unusual length of the campaign in the year 1708, amounting in all to 219,687 guilders 5 ½ stivers at 10 guilders 15 stivers to the pound sterling.
Appending: said Medina's detailed statement of said loss as presented to the Duke of Marlborough. [For this bill see Appendix I infra.] Ibid., pp. 205–7.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 450l. to Henry Bendyshe, to be applied towards the charge of sending back to Holland such numbers of the poor Palatines as are now willing to return home. Money Book XX, p. 217. Disposition Book XX, p. 93.
Same by same to the Receipt (after all the moneys now remaining in the Exchequer from the fond [Low Wines, &c.] for paying 72,187l. 10s. 0d. in annuities purchased in 1707 [under 6 Anne, c. 2], shall be directed away) to apply 18,046l. 17s. 6d. of the Civil List revenue to complete the payments due [or to meet the deficit] on the said annuities: paying same by 2,000l. a week for three weeks from date hereof and thereafter by 1,000l. a week for 12 weeks: all to the end that the credit of the Exchequer may not be impaired in case all the payments due at Xmas last on the said annuities be called for before there be money in the Exchequer to meet them.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said deficit:
£s.d.
there remains unissued on the Lord Treasurer's last warrant to complete [go towards] the [annuity] payments to Michaelmas 1709 on Low Wines granted anno 1707 (this sum will be directed off this week)5,28876
there will be further wanting to complete the said payment of the said Annuities to 1709 Xmas18,046176
Money Book XX, p. 219.
Letter of direction for 200l. to the Auditor of the Receipt [for one year to 1709 Xmas on his fee as Auditor of the Receipt]: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Jan. 18.Same for 1,730l. 5s. 0d. to the Cofferer of the Household: out of same: and is to be applied to discharge the Duties of the wines imported for her Majesty's use. Ibid., p. 102.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin for payment of the Customs officers' salary bill for 1709 Xmas quarter for London port: total 7,286l. 2s. 9d.: and ditto for the outports: total 9,516l. 8s. 9d. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 247.
The like for the officers of the Customs in the Plantations for half a year to 1709 Xmas: total 1,657l. 12s. 7d. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Jan. 15 inst. for leave to the ships Thistle and Britania lying in Newcastle port to discharges their lading of flax, they having performed quarantine and their crew in perfect health: all on the petition of Nicholas Ridley, Robert Fenwick, William Proctor and John Stephenson, merchants, owners of said ships. Ibid., p. 248.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the Establishment of Ireland an additional 3s. a day each to the six Deputy Commissaries of the Musters in Ireland, their allowance having been 10s. a day each until 1 Jan. 1691–2 from which date it was reduced to 5s. a day: and they having petitioned shewing the great expense and trouble attending the execution of their office, being obliged to go the circuit of the kingdom four times a year without any travelling charges. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 144–5.
Jan. 19.Same dated same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John, Duke of Newcastle, viz., to accept the surrender from him of the patent of August 15 last which granted him the licence to make a park in Sherwood Forest, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 272–4, and to cancel the said grant and in place thereof to grant him licence to make a park of his own lands and hereditaments as follows whether the same be or be not in the forest of Sherwood or the purlieus thereof "for our use and service during our natural life": which park is to contain at least 3,000 acres of his own lands of inheritance in the County of Nottingham and to have the circuit herein set out viz. the fence of the park to begin near the north west corner of Clumber Wood in Butterworth Haggs and from thence to go towards the south leaving part of the said Butterworth Haggs and the town and part of the grounds belonging to the town of Carburton west cross the Clumber river to the Great Road leading from Derby to Retford; and to go thence towards the east leaving Budby Grounds and Thoresby Grounds on the south to the Great Road leading from Nottingham to York by the way of Blythe; and from thence to go towards the north cross the said river leaving part of the grounds belonging to Bothamsall, Normanton and Elsley east till it comes beyond Hardwick Wood, including the said wood within the said intended park; and from thence to go westward leaving Osberton and Worksop Grounds north to the place where the said fence is to begin: and with power to make a riding not exceeding 80 yards wide through the Queen's Wood called Birkland Wood from the west eastward across the riding already made in the said wood and to enlarge the said riding already made so as to make the same 80 yards wide also: and to grant to the said Duke all the timber (and the offal thereof) that shall be felled for the making of the said new riding and for enlarging the said riding already made; in consideration that the said Duke is to enclose the said park with a fence at his own cost: and further to grant to the said Duke 1,000l. per an. as from 1708 Sept. 29 for the Queen's life in consideration of his enclosing such of his own lands as shall be in the said park and of his bearing all the charges of repairing the lodges, deer barns, and of hay for the deer in the said park in the forest of Sherwood and the wages of keepers &c.: all provided that the ancient fee of 9l. per an. which hath been anciently collected for and paid to the keepers of said forest by the Sheriff of the County of Nottingham shall be collected and paid as the same hath usually been for and to the said keepers: and the said Duke doth hereby covenant that he will at the direction of the Lord Treasurer grant and demise to trustees for the Queen's use the said intended park with the lodges, houses and appurtenances thereof for 99 years terminable on the Queen's natural life. And the Queen hereby agrees that from her decease he shall have the lands again whereof such park shall be made as in his present estate, with the stock of deer therein and the fences and buildings belonging thereto, with all his rights therein under the grant made by Charles II. to William, late Duke of Newcastle, dated 1655 Dec. 18 touching the manor of Mansfield: further that on failure of payment of the said 1,000l. per an. as above by the Crown the said present Duke shall be at liberty to resume the said park and lodges &c.: and further hereby the said Duke is to have and enjoy the office of Ranger of the said park after the making thereof and the herbage and pannage of the same, leaving sufficient for the pasturage and sustenance of the deer: and also to have free chase and free warren within the premises and to take so many of the deer of Sherwood Forest as he shall think fit for stocking the said park. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 207–12.
Jan. 19.Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the judgment against Jerome Oliver on a seizure of plate shipped by him at Falmouth on the Alliance packet boat for Lisbon in Portugal and seized "in March 1704" by Francis Jones, then agent for the Pacquets at Falmouth, as forfeited by the Act 7 and 8 Wm. III, c. 19, same comprising six chests of wrought plate appraised at 717l. but shipped as six chests of arms: the Barons of the Exchequer having given judgment for the said Jones, the seizer, after two years' proceedings during which it was argued in every term and the said judgment was affirmed on a writ of error in the Exchequer Chamber but the said Oliver and his bail have now brought a writ of error before the House of Peers and the cause stands appointed to be heard the first day after the recess: the said Jones having expended over 1,200l. in the costs of said proceedings and the sureties of said Oliver (who are tradesmen) having proposed terms of compromise to wit 1,100l. in instalments "and the said Oliver being himself already in prison and the petitioner [Jones] doubting it may be worse for him if he proceed to extremity against the bail and doth not accept the terms offered which he cannot do without leave": the said Jones is first to certify that Oliver's security have come to the said agreement or compromise with him. Ibid., pp. 214–15.
Jan. 19.Money warrant for 20,000l. to Spencer Compton being the balance of the 50,000l. [for the Queen's pensions and bounties] as by the privy seal of 1709 Aug. 18, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 292. Money Book XX, p. 218. Order Book VII, p. 391.
Same for 504l. to the executors of Hugh Horton, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Bucks: for his extraordinary charges in his said receipt 1699–1706. Money Book XX, p. 220. Order Book VII, p. 388. Disposition Book XX, p. 111.
Same for 76l. 12s. 6d. to the Agents for Taxes for half a year to 1709 Midsummer for the incidents of their Office. Money Book XX, p. 221. Order Book VII, p. 404. Disposition Book XX, p. 94.
Treasury reference to Mr. Walpole [as Secretary at War] of the petition of Col. Freke shewing that pursuant to directions of Lieut. Gen. Erle, his Colonel, he provided tents &c. for the said Erle's Regiment for their intended march to North Britain, to a charge of 376l. 5s. 2d. which petitioner paid out of his pocket: therefore praying reimbursement, otherwise it will fall on the personal pay of the Officers of the Regiment. Reference Book VIII, p. 388.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin appointing Thomas Maddocks, Joshua Odams and William Stubbs to be Receivers of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 33.
Report by same to the Queen on the report from Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, upon the petition of Sir William Windham bart., Vice Admiral of the County of Somerset, and upon the petition of Capt. Clerk; the said Windham's petition praying that a French merchant ship which was driven into Bristol Channel and is since seized at Minehead and condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty may be granted to him to enable him to reward the Captain and officers concerned [in the taking of said ship]; and the petition of said Clarke being on behalf of himself and his officers and mariners alleging that they were the only means of the said ship being taken and therefore praying to be allowed same at the appraised value of 1,466l.
Hereon the Lord Treasurer reports that it has been usual in like cases (in regard of the difference between appraisements and actually realized sale price) to direct a sale and afterwards to give warrant to apply the proceeds. I therefore propose that Windham be directed to sell said ship to your Majesty's best advantage and to pay the costs of seizing and condemning and that out of the remainder such reward as your Majesty think fit be given to said Windham and to Captain Clarke's mate Beving and the eight men with him who appear to have been the chief cause of the capture. Ibid., p. 34.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland for leave to the ship Anna Katharina to proceed on her voyage on security to unload in Norway the corn on board her,
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on the case. "We verily believe she was designed for Dram in Norway and not for France." Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 132–3.
Jan. 19.Treasurer Godolphin to Lord Chief Baron Smith of the Exchequer, Scotland. I have yours of the 3rd inst. relating to the composition offered by the merchants for the wines lately brought from Scotland. In regard of the uncertain event of trials I have no objection "but then it must be for the most they can possibly be brought to and by no means less than two thirds the appraised value. As to the clamours your Lordship is apprehensive of from those who have one eye upon an excrescent Equivalent, I believe there will be time enough afterwards to turn it so as to give them the like satisfaction as if the money to be received [by the Crown] on such composition was paid for Duty and not by way of fine." Ibid., p. 133.
Jan. 20.Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to 1709 Xmas on the annuity to the Mayor &c. of the city of London for the better support of the children of that foundation. Money Book XX, p. 221. Disposition Book XX, p. 106.
Letter of direction for 402,708l. 16s. 7d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and is for services as follows: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 234,974l. 10s. 10½d. to defray extraordinary charges of the war not yet provided for by Parliament.
for the extraordinary charge of waggon money, forage money, recruits, douceurs and all other extraordinaries of the Foreign Troops in Flanders exceeding what was allowed or granted for the same and now made good by Parliament66,018190
for the extraordinary charge of the Hospitals in the Low Countries, which is likewise made good by Parliament28,0969
to answer the value of 332,058 guilders 16 stivers, 12 groots for bread, forage waggons and other the purposes hereunder mentioned at 10 guilders 3 stivers to the pound sterling, being the rate at which Sir Henry Furnese now gives his bills: viz.
76,470 guilders 12 stivers for the extraordinary charge upon bread in the present winter quarters upon a contract with the [Dutch] Council of State whereby the delivery was to commence 1st Dec. 1709 and to cease the 7th April following, for which her Majesty is to pay her proportion in advance, to be accounted for at the end of the winter quarters.
88,499 guilders 16 stivers for an advance upon the forage to the Danish Troops quartered at Bruges payable to the contractor Pangaest pursuant to a contract with Lieut. Gen. Cadogan.
147,088 guilders 8 stivers 12 groots for her Majesty's moiety of the extraordinary expense upon the forage for the Hanover Troops on the Demer, payable to Mr. Hudson by contract with Lieut. Gen. Cadogan.
20,000 guilders for her Majesty's share of the charge of 26 waggons for the seige of Mons: by estimate.
total, 332,058 guilders 16 stivers 12 groots32,7153
to answer bills of exchange drawn by the Deputy Paymasters in the Low Countries for extraordinary forage of her Majesty's Forces there2,70200
to answer Col. Arnutt's [Lieut. Col. John Arnot] bills of exchange for value taken up by him in France for the extraordinary charge of prisoners there2,37145
for several clerks who attended the Commissioners of the Land Tax in putting the late Recruiting Act [7 Anne, c. 2] into execution, pursuant to certificates from Sir Robert Walpole, late Secretary at War576100
to complete the half pay to several Officers en second to 1709 Dec. 232,68918
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the Forces serving in Spain and Portugal or elsewhere for the service of the year 1710.
for four months' subsistence from Dec. 23 last to April 23 next for the Foot Regiments of Hamilton, Wynn, Sutton, Grant and Strathnaver in Flanders: computed at the rate of 10 guilders 3 stivers to the pound sterling [being the same rate] as Sir Henry Furnese now gives his bills18,79712
for subsistence upon account from Dec. 22 last to Jan. 22 inst. to five new raised Regiments of Dragoons in Portugal at 1,000l. each Regiment5,00000
for the same month's subsistence to the Foot Regiments of Ilay and Britton1,678130
for Sir Hen. Furnese, and is to answer the value of two bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Chetwynd from Genoa for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia, whereof 5,000l. was due Dec. 13 last and 7,500l. fell due the 18th inst.12,50000
more to the said Furnese and is, together with 18,586l. 14s. 2½d. ordered him Oct. 29 last, to complete the sum of 82,354l. 3s. 0d. for the value in several bills of exchange all due, which were drawn by Mr. Morrice at Lisbon for the use of her Majesty's Forces and other services of the war: computed at 53 ½ pence [sterling] to the Crown63,7678
more to the said Furnese to answer a letter of credit given by him on the 29 Nov. last upon Lisbon for 259,459 ½ Crowns to be sent to Barcelona by Sir John Norris, at the rate of 55 ½ pence sterling to the Crown or 6s. 2d. the milrei pursuant to his proposal of Nov. 21 last60,00000
to answer two bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Morrice from Lisbon Dec. 14 last for the value of 25,000 milreis taken up him there at the rate of 6s. the milrei7,50000
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by Lieut. Gen. Stanhope from Gibraltar for the uses of her Majesty's Forces4,03000
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Mead, the Deputy Paymaster at Barcelona, for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia25,11642
for subsistence upon account from Dec. 22 last to one Regiment of Horse, four Regiments of Dragoons and 13 Regiments of Foot of her Majesty's Subject Troops in Catalonia; for Officers, recruits and other occasions of the said Regiments payable here7,20000
for same from same date to seven Regiments of Dragoons and nine Regiments of Foot in Portugal and Gibraltar; for Officers, recruits and other occasions of the said Regiments payable here6,40000
for subsistence upon account to the Marquis of Montandier's Regiment of Foot new raising60000
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of four months' pay from Jan. 1 inst. to April 30 next at 60,000l. per mensem and computed at 10 guilders 3 stivers to the pound sterling, being the rate at which Sir Henry Furnese now gives his bills23,6456
for her Majesty's share of the pay of the Saxon Troops of Augmentation for the same time computed as aforesaid11,4196
for her Majesty's share of the pay of a Regiment of the Elector of Treves for same time, computed as aforesaid4,255611¾
for extraordinaries to the said Troops of Augmentation anno 1710 upon account, and is the value of 50,000 guilders, computed as aforesaid4,92622
in part of 43,251l. 12s. 6d. for the 4,639 Saxons anno 1710.
towards her Majesty's share of four months' pay Dec. 23 last to April 23 next, computed as aforesaid7,4980
in part of 9,269l. 16s. 6d. for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of the like four months' pay to said Regiment, computed as aforesaid3,20550
£402,708167
Disposition Book XX, pp. 97–100.
Jan. 20.
Mar. 25.
et postea.
Reference by Treasurer Godolphin to the Agents for Taxes of the separate petitions of the following being nominated respectively as Receivers General of the Land Tax anno 1710 for the several Counties and places in England and Wales: they in each petition proposing their securities, detailed.
Followed by: (1) the reports from the said Agents as to the sufficiency of the said securities.
(2) Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said securities accordingly.
(3) Treasurer Godolphin's commission to the said respective Receivers accordingly: all as follows.
Sir William Fazakerley for Middlesex, London and Westminster and the Inns of Court and Chancery: reference dated Jan. 20: securities warrant in 125,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16.
John Turner for Co. Essex: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 50,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
William Pacey for part of Norfolk: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 28,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Vaughan Bonner for part of Lincoln: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 25,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Robert Brown for part of Norfolk: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 25,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Thomas Austen for Co. Southampton: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 33,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Ambrose Reddall for Co. Bedford: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 17,500l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Samuell Burridge of Tiverton for part of Devon: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 25,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Samuell Bradshaw for Co. Derby: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 16,000l. dated April 28.
Richard Whittingham for part of Lincoln: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 19,500l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
John Derby and Benjamin Derby for Co. Dorset: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 19,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Samuell Baylie for Co. Stafford and City of Lichfield: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 19,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Jarvise Bradgate for Co. Leicester: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 26,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Thomas Richers for Co. Cambridge: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 19,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Miles Parker for the County, City and University of Oxford: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 25,000l, dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
William Lynch of Ipswich for Co. Suffolk: reference dated March 25: report dated March 31: warrant for securities in 42,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
John Rogers for part of Co. Bucks: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Alexander Horton for the other part of Co. Bucks: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Bernard Hutchins for Co. Somerset: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 45,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Joseph Quash for part of Co. Devon: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 30,000l. dated April 28.
Edward Conway for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 19,000l. dated July 17: commission dated July 18.
Thomas Brougham for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: reference dated March 25: securities warrant in 4,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Leonard Child and John Nuthall for Co. Surrey and borough of Southwark: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 46,000l. dated May 24.
John Cowper (Cooper) for Cos. Northampton and Rutland: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 30,000l. dated May 24: commission dated May 24.
Francis Manaton for Co. Cornwall: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 21,000l. dated April 28.
Samuell Clarke for Co. Hereford: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 14,000l. dated May 24: commission dated April 28 [sic].
William Rogers for Co. Gloucester: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 27,500l. dated May 10.
Lawrence Ambrose for Co. Berks: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 25,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
John Thornton for Co. Lancaster: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Sir William Ashburnham for part of Co. Sussex: reference dated March 30: securities warrant in 18,500l. dated April 28.
William Jeay and William Dowse for Co. Huntingdon: reference dated April 6: securities warrant in 10,000l. dated May 10: commission dated May 10.
James Taylor for the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's and the verges thereof: reference dated April 5: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated May 16: commission dated May 16.
John Bury for Co. Nottingham: reference dated April 12: securities warrant in 15,000l. dated May 10.
Robert Peters for Co. Herts: reference dated April 12: securities warrant in 26,000l. dated May 16.
Robert Longdon of Gloucestershire for the City of Worcester: reference dated April 18: report dated April 18: warrant for securities in 19,000l. dated April 25: commission dated April 25.
William Fausset for Co. Kent: reference dated May 17: securities warrant in 49,500l. dated May 24.
Archibald Douglass for Scotland or the North part of Britain: reference dated May 17: securities warrant in 25,000l. dated June 21: commission dated June 21.
Francis Wyvill for Cos. Yorks, Durham and Northumberland and towns of Newcastle, Hull and Berwick: reference dated May 22: securities warrant in 62,500l. dated May 24: commission dated April 28 [sic].
George Hosier for Co. Salop: reference dated May 22: securities warrant in 19,900l. dated May 24: commission dated May 24.
Clement Britain for Co. Rutland: reference dated June 6: securities warrant in 2,500l. dated June 21: commission dated June 21.
Peter Gott for Co. Sussex: reference dated June 21: securities warrant in 18,500l. dated July 5: commission dated July 18.
James Casswell for Cos. Monmouth, Anglesea, Merioneth and Carnarvon: reference dated June 27: securities bond in 9,500l. dated July 18: commission dated July 18.
Caleb Powell for Cos. Brecon, Radnor and Montgomery: reference dated June 27: securities warrant in 9,000l. dated July 18: commission dated July 18.
George Howell for Cos. Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Haverford West: reference dated July 10: securities warrant in 8,500l. dated July 14: commission dated July 18.
John Eyles for Co. Wilts and City of New Sarum: petition not entered: securities warrant in 30,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
William Claridge for Co. Warwick and City of Coventry: petition not entered: securities warrant in 24,000l. dated May 16.
John Dee and William Dee (the Receivers of Land Tax anno 1709 for part of Sussex) being appointed Receivers General of Land Tax anno 1710 for that whole county loco Sir William Ashburnham who relinquishes the same, petition and reference dated June 16: securities warrant in 18,500l. "for part of Co. Sussex" dated July 5: commission for part of Sussex dated July 18.
John Prinn senr. appointed Receiver General of Land Tax 1710 for Co. Gloucester loco William Rogers who resigns that employment: petition and reference dated June 16: securities warrant in 27,500l. dated June 19: commission dated July 17. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes II). pp. 1–6, 7–16, 17–20.