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January 1710, 21-31

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'Warrant Book: January 1710, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. 139-155. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85728 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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January 1710

Jan. 21.Letter of direction for 276,415l. 9s. 2d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 1,500,000l. Lotteryanno 1710: for the services following: viz.
£.s.d.
for Wear and Tear being to be applied to pay the Course of the Navy and the interest thereon for the several months following to wit:
for March 1706–7 including 40,000l. advanced by the Bank of England towards that month's Course on or about the 19th Nov. 170961,74400
for April 170741,62000
for May 170739,19700
for Victualling, being to be applied to pay the Course thereof and interest thereupon to wit:
from 1706–7 Feb. 24 to Feb. 2815,642197
for March 1706–758,23163
for April 170733,52098
for May 170726,459139
£276,41592
to Thomas Micklethwayte as Treasurer and Paymaster for the Transport service, being intended for the [Transport] Course and interest thereupon: to wit:
for the month of March 1706–724,89174
for the month of April 17076,17973
for the month of May 170713,012153
£44,083910
(this item replaces the letter of direction of Dec. 17 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 458, the present sum being transferred from the Land Tax to the Lottery doubtless by reason of the exhaustion of the 1710 Land Tax loans.)
to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, 20,000l. for land services and 20,000l. for sea services of the Ordnance: and hereof 26,500l. is to be paid to the East India Company for 500 tons of saltpetre40,00000
£360,498198
Disposition Book XX, p. 96.
Jan. 21.Letter of direction for 6,000l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of Marines, upon account for carrying on the subsistence and paying two thirds pay to the Officers and soldiers of the Marine Regiments. Ibid.
Jan. 21.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Please send by Monday morning next at the latest an account of the several Duties Outwards now existent which will expire on Aug. 1 next; shewing upon what goods they arise and what they have produced by a medium of the last three years. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 151.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Geo. Granville praying payment of the purchase money for Mote Park or so much as will quiet the incumbrancers till the whole can be settled. Reference Book VIII, p. 388.
Jan. 22.Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to satisfy bills of exchange as follows drawn by Col. Vetch from New England for several extraordinary expenses on account of the late intended Expedition to the West Indies: viz.
£s.d.
to John Whitney and Christopher Topham to satisfy a bill drawn by Col. Vetch Oct. 24 last on Treasurer Godolphin9313
to James Douglas to satisfy a like bill drawn Aug. 17 last on same25000
to Sir Ambrose Crawley for a like bill drawn Nov. 16 last on same20000
£54313
Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 235.
Jan. 23.Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the payment to Robert Walpole, present Treasurer of the Navy, of the residue remaining unpaid on the money order of Dec. 10 last for 2,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, then Treasurer of the Navy and now deceased, as imprest for the Navy, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 428. Order Book VII, p. 329.
Letter of direction for 26,444l. 8s. 10d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and to be as in part of 567,845l. 14s. 0d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1710; and to be paid to the Duke of Savoy on his subsidy for two months to June 3 next whereof 16,930l. 6s. 2d. is to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen for the value of 68,290 Crowns in his bills payable at Turin on the 23 March next at the rate of 59 ½ pence sterling to the Crown of 82 sols, money of Piedmont: and 9,514l. 2s. 8d. is to be paid over to Mr. Brookbanks according to an agreement in that behalf for clothing furnished here for the use of his Royal Highness [the Duke of Savoy's] Troops. Disposition Book XX, p. 97.
William Lowndes to James Brydges to apply to the services as follows the sum of 280,084l. 17s. 8d. as part of the 336,160l. issued to you at the Exchequer, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 453, out of loans on Land Tax anno 1710: all in accordance with your memorial of the 10th inst.: viz.
in part of 919,092 l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.£s.d.
for four months' subsistence for Dec. 23 last to April 23 next to her Majesty's Subject Troops forming part of said 40,000 men, being 122 days computing 91,686l. 3s. 7d. thereof payable abroad at 10 guilders 3 stivers [per £], being the rate at which Sir Henry Furnese now gives his bills113,68637
for same four months' pay to the Foreign Troops of the body, computing the remittances as aforesaid135,375104
for same pay to the General Officers of the British Forces, computed in like manner12,77840
for same four months' contingencies of said Forces, computed in like manner3,5307
for same four months' forage money and waggon money to the said British Forces, computed in like manner7,65317
for forage waggons and recruits to the Foreign Forces of this body, being one third part of 20,000l. allowed upon the Establishment for this service: computed in like manner7,060151
£280,084178
Disposition Book XX, pp. 100–1.
Jan. 23.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] relating to the ship Newcastle galley which being laden with potashes and flax from Memel has performed her quarantine and touched at no infected place and all her men in perfect health; therefore prays leave to come up the river and discharge her lading. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 152.
Jan. 24.Royal warrant to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to the Duke of St. Albans, Master of the Hawks, 30l. per an. for the salary of Rowland Marr as one of the gamekeepers for the royal game in Cos. Bucks and Berks and in and over the manors of Cookham and Bray, and 10l. per an. for a livery for him: to commence from Jan. 19 inst. the date of his deputation: the Queen having directed said Duke to appoint such gamekeeper. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 224, 225–6.
Letter of direction for 206,863l. 16s. 5d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by him on credit of the Land Tax anno 1710, the orders for which loans are to be drawn without interest: and said orders are intended to be reserved in said Walpole's hands to supply the Navy and Victualling for three months more on their Course [as and] when they can be disposed of at par or so assigned as not to hurt the public credit. (For the letter of disposition hereon see infra, p. 190, under date Feb. 27.) Disposition Book XX, p. 101.
Jan. 24.Same for 82,777l. 2s. 0d. to Thomas Micklethwayte [Treasurer and Paymaster for the Transports]: out of loans to be made by him on credit of the Land Tax anno 1710; for which loans the orders are to be drawn without interest: and are to be reserved in his hands to supply the Office of the Transports for three months more on their Course [as and] when they can be disposed of &c., ut supra. (For the letter of disposition hereon see infra, p. 190, under date Feb. 27.) Ibid., p. 104.
Same for 26,444l. 8s. 10d. to James Brydges: out of loans to be made by Sir Theodore Janssen on credit of the Land Tax 1710: to be as in part of 567,845l. 14s. 0d. for subsidies to her Majesty's Allies anno 1710 and to be paid to the Duke of Savoy for two months to April 3 next on his subsidy and is to answer to the said Janssen the value in bills of exchange upon Turin dated the 13th inst. for 106,666 2/3 Crowns payable at 15 days' sight at 59 ½ pence sterling to the Crown of 82 sols, money of Piedmont. "This [sum is to rank] after the tallies for the Navy." Ibid., p. 101.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has made such a provision for the Course of the Navy and Victualling as the funds would allow of. He directs you to send him an estimate of what money you conceive will be absolutely necessary to be supplied to the head of seamen's wages between this and Midsummer next so that he may make such suitable provision for the same as can be out of the said funds.
You are also to send his Lordship an account of what will satisfy three months' Course to the Navy and Victualling beyond the six months already ordered out of the Land Tax and Lottery money. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 152.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Jan. 22 inst. for leave to the Riga Merchant, Nathaniel Austin master; the Tyger, James Boreman master; and the Einigkeit or Unity, Magnus Mandall master, to discharge their lading of masts from Riga for her Majesty's service, on the masters making oath as to the health of the crew: all on the petition of John Taylor of London, merchant. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 249.
The like for the ship Katherine laden with old flax from Memel: she having performed quarantine: all on the petition of Phillip Wilkinson of London, merchant. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the inhabitants of the town of Lowestoft shewing that in 1705 Samuell Pacey, Receiver General for Co. Suffolk, returned 15l. in arrear upon the said town and Exchequer process has issued against the [Assessment] Commissioners for same although they have paid all assessments on the town to the said Pacey: therefore pray justice. Reference Book VIII, p. 389.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Ellesdon, supervisor of the riding officers of the Customs in Romney Marsh, praying to be rewarded for the salvage of 230 blocks of tin on board the Betty from Fowey which was driven ashore by a French privateer on Dungeness beach and the tin saved by the said officers and not by the Earl of Winchilsea's officers who lay a claim to the salvage as being within his Lordship's royalty. Reference Book VIII, p. 389.
Jan. 24.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 500l. each to Richard Freeman (Chancellor of Ireland and Speaker of the House of Peers there) and Alan Broderick (Speaker of the House of Commons there) for their extra pains and expenses during the last Session of Parliament. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 147.
William Lowndes to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland to report on the following petitions:
(1) of Sir Patrick Maxwell, one of the sureties of Geo. Scott, a late Farmer of some Crown rents in Scotland, praying to be discharged.
(2) of Capt. James Moodie concerning some lands which he has in Orkney which lie intermixed with Crown lands, which he prays to sell or exchange with the Crown or to buy the said Crown lands.
(3) of Robert Preston and partners, late sub-tackmen of Excise in Scotland, praying some allowances.
(4) of Anne Crawford, widow, praying the arrears due on her late husband's salary as Historiographer of Scotland.
(5) of Mr. Stephens for an allowance for necessaries furnished to the Court of Exchequer in Scotland from May 1707 to 26 July 1709.
(6) of Sir James Stewart, late Advocate General, relating to arrears of the Usher's fee of 250l. per an.
(7) of Mr. John Smith with several papers annexed [missing] representing abuses committed by Mr. Bruce, late Muster Master General in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 134.
[?]The Victualling Commissioners of England to the Customs Commissioners of Scotland. The foreign salt imported into North Britain before the Union has been paid for since [? 1 Dec. last] and is now in possession of your officers. In regard there are many small quantities thereof lodged in remote places, please have it sent to Leith or Glasgow "where the greatest quantities at present are: and being informed some part of this salt is Spanish and Portugal, we desire you please to give directions that the French may be kept separate therefrom." (This letter is signed by five of the Victualling Commissioners as follows: Tho. Colby, Denz. Onslow, Tho. Bere, Tho. Reynold, Tho. Hardwick.) Ibid.
Jan. 25.Royal warrant dated St. James's to George, Earl of Orkney, Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to direct the Receiver General of our Revenue of Quit Rents in the said Colony to continue until 1st June 1711 the payment of 500l. per an. to Col. Robert Hunter, "whom we had appointed our Lieutenant and Governor General of the said Colony": same being authorised to be paid to him by the sign manual of 1708 April 28, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 219: all in consideration of his being taken prisoner on his way to that Government and thereby not capable of entering upon the execution of the same: and the Queen having now thought fit to revoke the said Hunter's commission and to constitute him to be Governor of New York: the Queen being willing to allow him as herein, being sensible of the disadvantages which he must have laboured under in being a prisoner as aforesaid and of the great charge and expense he has been at in his journeys ("by our permission") to France, there to solicit and procure his being exchanged in order to his proceeding to his government of Virginia. (For Blathwayt's report on Hunter's petition see supra, 1709–10 Jan. 11, p. 122.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 215–16. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 18–19.
Jan. 25.Same to Sir James Montague Kt. [Solicitor General] to acknowledge satisfaction for the Queen's share of a seizure of French wines seized in London port by Henry Nash and condemned in Trinity term last in the Exchequer, whereof the Queen's moiety (beyond the Duty payable) amounted to 1,221l. 7s. 5d. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 217.
Royal letters patent authorising William Byrd, Receiver General of the Revenues in Virginia, to retain to his own use a further 2 per cent. (over and above the 3 per cent. allowed him by the royal warrant of 1705 Oct. 19, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XX, p. 443) on all moneys received by him within the said Colony and Dominion as from April 25 last and during pleasure: all by reason of the representation by Micajah Perry of London, merchant (on behalf of said Byrd), of the hardship Byrd undergoes in his office by reason of the difficulty of bringing into his hands the money which arises by the sale of tobacco in Virginia "wherein our revenue there doth chiefly consist and depends on the effects and proceed of the same in Great Britain" besides the charge and risk of negotiating bills and returns of the money: for all which he has at present only 3 per cent. allowance from the Queen; his father and predecessor therein having performed it for 2½ per cent. with the help of other allowances and advantages which the present holder was no longer to enjoy: and William Blathwayte, Auditor General of the Plantations, having in his report on Perry's petition advised an allowance of 4 per cent. "which according to the usual receipts of 6,000l. per an. would amount to 240l. per an." but the said Perry as correspondent of said Byrd insists that in view of the ill condition of the tobacco trade, the precariousness of bills depending thereon and the charge of remittances (for all which Byrd is answerable) no less than a 5 per cent. allowance or 300l. per an. can suffice. Ibid., pp. 217–18. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 20–1.
Royal sign manual for 150l. to George Granville for half a year's rent to 1709 Xmas of Mote Park which was laid into Windsor Great Park: and 21l. 1s. 0d. for [Exchequer] fees on the said rent and on the preceding half year's same. (Money warrant dated March 8 hereon.) (Money warrant dated March 23 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 225. Order Book VII, p. 434.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay as follows out of the moneys of the Queen's charities and bounties viz. 6l. 5s. 0d. to Richard Browning; 5l. to Susanna Pockley; 30l. to _ Barry. Money Book XX, p. 221.
Jan. 25.Letter of direction for 87,097l. 7s. 11d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy, out of Contributions on the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and is for the services following: viz.
£s.d.
for the Victualling: for bills of exchange51,24998
for necessary money, extra-necessary money, short beer [money], short allowance money and contingencies20,00000
for Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of Marines, as imprest for two thirds pay to the Officers and soldiers of the Marine Regiments2,536174
for same to carry on the subsistence of the Marines on shore to Jan. 25 inst.11,50138
for same for account of recruits, being to be paid over to the Officers of the six Regiments who are gone upon that service and to be made good again out of the money arising by respits1,80000
for same for Mr. Jackson for 10 days' interest Jan. 16 [inst.] to Jan. 26 [inst.] at 6 per cent. per an. on 6,000l. lent by him to the said Paymaster for the pressing services of the Marines9173
£87,097711
Disposition Book XX, p. 102.
Same for 34,025l. 16s. 4d. to John Howe, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions as above: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for Guards and Garrisons anno 1710.
for 35 days' subsistence Jan. 20 inst. to Feb. 23 next for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain23,598156
to complete 63 days' subsistence to Feb. 23 next for the Battalion of the First and Second Regiments of Guards in Holland2,40529
to complete the same 63 days' subsistence for the Battalion of the Third Regiment of Foot Guards in Spain968170
for the men in sea service [anno 1710].
for the abovesaid 35 days' subsistence for several Regiments, part of this Establishment4,14742
for three [? two] months' subsistence from Dec. 23 last "to the same time" for Brigadier Handasyde's Regiment2,9051611
£34,025164
Ibid., p. 103.
William Lowndes to said How. The Lord Treasurer approves of your assigning payment of 25,818l. 3s. 5d. to the persons and services following as proposed in your memorial of the 20th inst. The persons receiving same are to give you asurance as usual that the said tallies and orders shall not be discounted or sold to the prejudice of the public credit: viz.
£s.d.
out of loans on Malt anno 1708 remaining in said How's hands.
to complete the sum due to the Regiment of Col. Jones, late Col. Lillingston's, for clearings to 1708 Dec. 2320,18701
out of loans on Malt anno 1709 remaining in said How's hands.
for the like clearings from 1708 Dec. 23 to 1709 May 215,63134
£25,81835
Ibid.
Jan. 25.Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Harle as to a matter depending between you and him about a quantity of pork which he had served into the Victualling Office. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 152.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. On Nov. 8 last the Lord Treasurer ordered a stay of proceedings against Samuel Shepherd et al. for non-payment of certain bills of exchange drawn on them from Penryn for the Customs of [prize] wine bought there, which afterwards in its passage to London was taken by the French. The said stay is to be prolonged to the end of the present term "to the end the said petitioners if they think fit may in that time apply to Parliament for relief." Ibid., p. 154.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute Richard Cossley as Customer of Gloucester port loco Arnold Aram gent. deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 250.
Treasury reference to the Postmaster General of the petition of Isaac Manley, Deputy Postmaster of Ireland, setting forth his family's services and sufferings for the Crown and praying an addition of 200l. per an. to his present allowance "or by way of a pension." Reference Book VIII, p. 389.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to restore Capt. John Davis and Lieut. Thomas Denny to half pay and to pay them the arrears thereof from the time they were struck off. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 145–6.
Jan. 26.Additional instructions under the Queen's sign manual, dated "at our Court at St. James's," to Robert Hunter, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of New York, concerning employing Palatines in making pitch and tar: the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations having by their representation of Dec. 5 last laid before her Majesty a scheme for settling about 3,000 Palatines at New York and for employing them in the production of naval stores in that Province, which the Queen is willing to promote as being good and advantageous. The said Governor is hereby to put the scheme as follows duly into execution upon his arrival at New York.
Appending: report to the Queen from the Commissioners of Trade dated 1709 Dec. 5 on the said Col. Hunter's proposals for so settling said 3,000 Palatines. The Province of New York is the most advanced frontier of your Majesty's Plantations in America and its defence is of the utmost importance to the rest. The Palatines would be an additional strength and security both with regard to the French of Canada and against any insurrection of the scattered Nations of Indians. We think the most proper places for settling them are the Mohaques River and Hudson's River where are very great numbers of pines. As to Mohaques River, the Order in Council of 1708 June 26 confirmed an Act passed at New York 2 March 1698–9 for vacating several extravagant grants whereby large tracts of land there are resumed to the Crown, inter al. a tract on the said river 50 miles long by four miles broad and a tract on a creek running into said river 24 to 30 miles long. This last piece is claimed by the Mohaques "but that claim may be satisfied on very easy terms." The falls on the river between Schenectedy and Albany will be an interruption in the water carriage but this may be easily helped by a short land carriage of three miles. On the Hudson's River the tracts resumed to the Crown by the said Act are: (1) one 12 miles by 70 miles on the east side of the river; (2) one 20 miles by 40 miles on the west side of it. There is therefore a sufficiency of land. The Governor should be directed to grant 40 acres free to each family after they shall by the product of their labour have repaid the public charge of settling and subsisting them there: the grant to be under the usual quit rent after seven years and under proviso that the lands be seated and planted within reasonable time and that the grant be void if the grantee apply himself to the making of wool or such like manufacture. As they are very necessitous they should be subsisted at 6d. sterling per man or woman per day and 4d. per child under 10 years. When they have built their houses and cleared their ground they may be employed in making turpentine, rosin, tar and pitch. One man may by his own labour make six tons of these stores in a year and by working together this may be doubled: therefore 600 men so employed should produce 7,000 tons. The Commissioners sent over by the Navy Board to inspect naval stores in New England inform us that tar may be afforded there under 5l. a ton and the freight in time of peace ought not to exceed 4l. a ton "and whereas the premium of 4l. a ton allowed upon importation of such [New England] tar will more than answer the charge of freight, we believe it may be sold as cheap as that from the Northern Crowns [the Baltic]. However should the American tar be something dearer yet it is the interest of this kingdom to have the same, being paid for in woolen and other manufactures from hence, whereas that from the Northern Crowns is bought with ready money. The only objection formerly made to these stores from America was that the tar had a burning quality which consumed the ropes. But we have been informed by traders in those goods that there comes now as good tar from New England and as fit for ropes and all other uses whatsoever as that of Stockholm which is esteemed the best." This is confirmed by a Custom House account in Dec. 1707 that there were then 4,704 barrels of tar imported from the Plantations, certified to be good in order to the allowance of the said premium. The tar which has most of the burning quality makes the best pitch and may otherwise be used on the ships' sides or sheathings. As to the quality of the turpentine, rosin and pitch made in the Plantations we have not heard of any objections thereto but have been assured that they are as good in their kind as any whatsoever.
We propose that Mr. Bridger, Surveyor General of your Majesty's Woods on the Continent of America (who was sent four or five years ago to New England to instruct the people there in the production of these stores), be directed to go to New York to similarly instruct the Palatines, and that he bring three or four other skilful persons to assist him therein at a salary of 100l. per an. And supervisors at a similar salary will be necessary to oversee the Palatines and keep them at work. Storehouses should be built at each settlement and a general storehouse at New York: the storekeeper to keep a faithful account of all manufactured naval stores delivered in and to ship same for London to a factor to be appointed on behalf of said Palatines. The net proceeds of the stores should first repay the public charges as above and the balance be paid to the said factor for the sole benefit of said Palatines: who should further be naturalised on arrival there and without fee or reward "that they may enjoy all such privileges and advantages as are enjoyed by the present inhabitants of that Province." Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 220–24.
Jan. 26.William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Monsieur Vryberg, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, with a petition of the heirs and infants of Gasper Mendez, late merchant of Rotterdam, concerning the seizure of the ship King and David and her cargo of wine, together with the account from the Solicitor of the Customs of the proceedings at law in that case. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 153.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Griffin, "praying leave from her Majesty to have an amendment of an Act passed some time since [Private Act, 3–4 Anne. c. 46] for the ease of himself and his family." Ibid.
Jan. 27.J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. [James] Dayrolle [British Charge d'Affaires and Resident at the Hague in Holland]. Several of the poor Palatines having now a desire to return home, there are upwards of 800 of them now shipped in order to go with the Rotterdam convoy, which 'tis said will be ready to sail in two or three days. It is the Queen's pleasure that upon their arrival you appoint such persons as you think proper to go aboard and take an exact account of their numbers and as they go out of the several ships to pay them after the rate of three guilders a head in like manner as you did to those who were lately sent back. You are to draw bills on Spencer Compton for your reimbursement. Sir Alexander Cairns, who has the charge of their embarcation, says he will bring me a list of their names and of the ships in which they are embarked. If he does you shall have it by the next post for your better guidance. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Monsieur Lyoncrona relating to three Swedish ships which are lately arrived in the river from Gottenburg and are stopped to perform quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 154.
Jan.28.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 30l. to Joshua Kocherthal as royal bounty to enable him to return to New York from whence he lately came with a representation of the condition of the Palatines that went thither with the late Lord Lovelace. Money Book XX, p. 222.
Same to same to pay 10l. to Mary Foster as royal bounty. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 37,292l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the Lottery anno 1710: and to be applied as follows: viz.
£
for the [Navy] Ordinary in general10,000
for Wear and Tear, to wit, bills of exchange and imprests under that head10,000
for the Yards, to complete the payment of 1708 Michaelmas quarter12,292
for wages, to pay tickets demandable by Act of Parliament5,000
£37,292
Disposition Book XX, p. 104.
Same for 10,468l. 10s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of like Contributions and is for services following: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the Forces serving in Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
for subsistence on account to Col. Windsor's Regiment towards raising and subsisting recruits for said Regiment and for subsistence to the Officers [of said Regiment] here on that [recruiting] service1,00000
for Lieut. Gen. Stanhope in satisfaction of his bill of exchange dated Jan. 1 inst. payable to Mr. Mead, Deputy Paymaster in Catalonia, upon account of subsistence and other services of the war there418100
for Thomas Macknamara: out of Contingencies of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal: to enable him to go thither and serve the King of Portugal5000
in part of 234,974l. 10s. 10½d. to defray extraordinary charges of the war not yet provided for by Parliament.
for recruits: and is to enable said Brydges to pay into the Exchequer such sums as shall be demanded of him by the several Receivers of the Land Tax to refund what they have advanced out of said Tax for raising recruits pursuant to the Act of 7 Anne, c. 29,00000
£10,468100
Ibid., p. 105.
Jan.28.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the merchants of Whitehaven and other places in Cumberland relating to the great abuses alleged to be committed in the Isle of Man and the adjacent parts to the prejudice of the revenue and to the ruin of fair traders. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 153.
Same to same to attend the Lord Treasurer next Tuesday afternoon "upon several of your reports now lying in the Treasury and also about the business in the Office of the Secretary of the Customs." Ibid., p. 154.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Charles Carkesse as Secretary to the Customs Commissioners with the salary of 400l. per an. as from Jan. 27 inst. loco Richard Savage lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 250–1.
Treasury reference to the Managers of the present [anno 1710] Lottery of the petition of Samuell Edwin, Usher of the Exchequer, praying the Lord Treasurer's directions for furnishing the [stationery] necessaries for the said Lottery "to which he humbly conceives himself entitled not only in point of favour and in regard to the expenses in the execution of his office and the great arrears due to him, but also in point of right for as much as it relates to the direction of her Majesty's revenue in the Exchequer, the said Lottery Tickets being in effect but orders upon the Exchequer for annuities of 32 years." The said referees are to certify at what rates the petitioner has proposed to undertake this service and what offers have been made to them by others. Reference Book VIII, p. 389.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Anthony Guidott praying a new lease of certain lands called Highbury [Wood] and [Little] St. John's Wood in the parish of Islington, Co. Midd. Ibid.
Report to the Lord Treasurer from William Blathwayt on the petition of Tho. Byerley, Collector and Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues in New York, ut supra, p. 128: the said petition setting forth the many hardships he hath undergone in the execution of that office and praying allowance of his salary as well to the time of his arrival in New York as during his suspension from his office by Visct. Cornbury, late Governor of that Province.
Hereon Blathwayt reports that Byerley was constituted as above by royal letter dated 26 Sept. 1702 loco Tho. Weaver with 200l. sterling per an. salary as from the then preceding 24 June. As he did not arrive in New York before the following May [1703] Lord Cornbury appointed Commissioners to execute that office during the vacancy and they executed it till Byerley's arrival and assumption of his office which was on the 31 July 1703: "and the said Commissioners claiming the whole salary of the Receiver General for the time of their acting, the same has been paid to them."
On the 15 April 1705 Lord Cornbury suspended the petitioner on pretence of mismanagement and appointed Peter Fauconnier to execute same during such suspension, which obliged the petitioner to come to England for redress. Your Lordship thereupon wrote to Visct. Cornbury 15 [14] Jan. 1705–6, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XX, pp. 542–3, that as a patent officer of the revenue Byerley should not have been suspended until the Lord Treasurer had been first acquainted with the cause thereof and your Lordship thereupon directed him to be restored. [At this point a later hand has written in the margin "N.B. may be of use in like contests upon suspension of Rutherford in case contested."]
Notwithstanding same, the petitioner returning to New York could not obtain readmittance into his office until 1 Feb. 1706–7 nor did he possess the said office in quiet (as he alleges) until the arrival of Lord Lovelace. And the said Fauconnier having, for the time of petitioner's suspension, made good to himself upon his account 200l. per an. (the usual salary of the Receiver General, which for the said time amounts to 438l. 12s. 4d.) the petitioner by this means remains unpaid that sum, which he claims by virtue of his patent and in consideration of his great charges in his voyage to England &c. upon his wrongful suspension.
As to his demand of 275l. 12s. 3d. for salary from the date of his patent to his first entering upon the execution of his office I know of no direct precedent in the like case: but that it is usual upon the death of a Governor in the Plantations for the succeeding Governor to allow moiety salary to the person executing the office from the date of his [the successor Governor's] commission to the date of his arrival. The salary for the said interim time may be divided as to a moiety to the petitioner and a moiety to the Commissioners appointed to execute his office until his arrival; and that the present Governor do give his assistance that the said Commissioners do refund a moiety as above.
As to the time of the wrongful suspension your Lordship may direct allowance of a double payment on those accompts or alternatively that the salary be allowed to the petitioner only; and in the latter case to determine what recompense shall be given to Fauconnier: or this particular may be referred to the Governor [who is now] going thither. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 23–5.
Jan.31.Royal warrant dated St. James's to George, Earl of Orkney, Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to pay to Col. Robert Hunter so much as the 1,000l. per an. amounts to from the death of his predecessor Col. Edward Nott, late Governor of Virginia, to Jan. 19 inst., being the date of the commission of said Earl as Governor there: the said 1,000l. per an. being the moiety of the salary of the Governor and payable to said Hunter from the death of his predecessor to the date of his own arrival in the said government: as by the sign manual of 1707 Dec. 23. Further hereby the said Earl is to direct the payment to himself of the said 1,000l. per an. (as moiety of the salary of 2,000l. per an.) from the said date of his commission until his arrival in the said government. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 218–19. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 22–3.
Jan. 31.Letter of direction for 16,896l. 13s. 11½d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions for the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and is to be paid over to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded Seamen, for services as follows, viz. whereof three fifths are to be placed to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling:
£s.d.
to answer bills of exchange32904
for subsistence of prisoners at war7,00000
to answer several sums ordered by the late Lord High Admiral and the present Admiralty Lords1,56713
for medicines and necessaries furnished for the Hospitals and Hospital ships4,00000
towards payment of salaries, transporting prisoners and carrying on the other current and incident charges of the [Sick and Wounded] Office4,00000
£16,8961311½
Disposition Book XX, p. 106.
Same for 19,376l. 16s. 2d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions as above: and to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 234,974l. 10s. 10½d. granted by Parliament to defray some extraordinary charges of the war.
to make good the money expended upon account of the intended Expedition to the West Indies10,530162
to make good the money paid for the extraordinary expense of green and dry forage for five Regiments of Dragoons in North Britain5,84600
for recruits: and is to enable Mr. How to pay into the Exchequer such sums as shall be demanded of him by the several Receivers General of the Land Taxes to refund what they have advanced out of the moneys of the said Taxes for raising recruits pursuant to the Act 7 Anne, c. 2, in that behalf3,00000
£19,376162
Ibid., p. 107.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to set a valuation upon the arms and tents delivered back into the Ordnance Stores in Spain by Col. Churchill's Regiment (late Johnson's). Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 154.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Dayrolle, enclosing Sir Alexander Carne's list [missing] of the 880 poor Palatines shipped on board several ships for transport to Holland. Please appoint someone to go on board the several ships on arrival and by the list to call the first named of each family and each single person not having a family and to pay to them as they go out of the ships five guilders per head, keeping an exact account of the numbers so as to be able to give to the ships' masters a certificate of how many they brought over. The said money is to be deducted for so many as may have died in the passage. You are to draw bills on Spencer Compton for so much as is actually paid. There was a mistake in my last letter, supra, p. 149, which specifies three guilders per head instead of five, "which you will please to excuse and rectify." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 155.
Jan. 31.Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the proposal of Charles Povey for managing the Penny Post and praying that a stop may be put to the information against him for setting up the Half-penny Carriage. Reference Book VIII, p. 389.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of Thomas Goldney of Bristol, merchant, now a prisoner on account of Mr. Sansome, late Collector of Bristol port, praying his liberty to enable him to look after his affairs, wife and children on his giving security to surrender himself. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Levi Phillips concerning some foreign coin of his seized at Harwich on export to Amsterdam by reason that (without his instructions) it was concealed in some worsted cruell belonging to one Abrahams which was seized by Mr. Canby, a Customs officer. Ibid., p. 390.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the executors of Sir Thomas Littleton, late Treasurer of the Navy, to assign over to Mr. Robert Walpole, the present Treasurer thereof, the tallies and orders of loan on sundry public funds which remained in the hands of said Littleton at the time of his death: viz. as follows:
£s.d.
on Land Tax anno 1707 and dated 1707 May 16 and registered after 1,840,916l. 7s. 6d.9,083126
on Land Tax anno 1709 and dated 1709 March 28, registered after 1,804,000l.20,00000
on same 1709 May 28, registered after 1,824,000l.55,49714
on sundry reversionary funds on the General Mortgage anno 1709 and dated 1709 Oct. 24, registered after 458,000l.183,76314
on Land Tax 1710 dated 10 Dec. 1709, registered after 150,000l. thereon150,00000
£418,34511
Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 144–5.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a pension of 1s. 6d. a day to Peter Pousin, late one of the gunners of the Artillery, Ireland, towards subsisting himself and family, he being reduced to a deplorable condition by the loss of one of his eyes and his hearing by a misfortune as he was performing his duty in Dublin Castle. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 154.