Warrant Book
February 1710, 21-28

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'Warrant Book: February 1710, 21-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. 175-193. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85731 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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February 1710

Feb. 21.Letter of direction for 860l. to Spencer Compton for payment of several of her Majesty's charities and bounties: out of Civil List moneys: to satisfy a warrant lately signed in that behalf. Disposition Book XX, p. 113.
Feb. 21.William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign to Sir Theodore Janssen 26,041l. 13s. 4d. out of the tallies and orders in your hands on the Reversionary Fonds in the General Mortgage for the year 1709: same to be for the value of 100,000 Crowns which said Janssen has proposed to remit to Turin for the Duke of Savoy on his extraordinary subsidy for the year 1709 at the rate of 62½ pence sterling to the Crown of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont. The interest on the said orders is to be made to commence from the day the said bills are delivered to you, and the Lord Treasurer will give instructions accordingly to the Exchequer on your sending to him the said orders with your assignments thereon. Disposition Book XX, p. 114.
Same to same to apply 68,586l. 13s. 4d. to services as follows out of tallies and orders as above as [and when] money can be raised on them at par or by assignments to persons who will not dispose of them at a discount to the prejudice of the public credit: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 901,827l. 13s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1709.
for the net clearings of her Majesty's Subject Troops, part of this body, from 1708 Dec. 23 to 1709 June 23, according to the muster rolls9,75084
for the General Officers of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders to complete their pay according to the Establishment to 1709 Dec. 225,993134
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 Additional men anno 1709.
for the net clearings of the Subject Troops part of this body from 1708 Dec. 23 to 1709 June 236,59050
in part of 553,845l. 14s. 4d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1709.
for a quarter's subsidy to the King of Denmark to the 15th Dec. 17099,37500
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1709.
for her Majesty's proportion of three months' subsidy to 1709 Dec. 31, old style, to the King of Prussia for maintaining 6,205 men in the Low Countries according to the new Treaty, at 60,000 guilders a month17,142173
for the Saxon new Corps: on account of her Majesty's share of their pay for the same time7,14195
for the pay of several General Officers of her Majesty's Subject Troops in Flanders for the year 1709, according to their commissions and the posts in which they served for which they had no provision upon the Establishment12,59300
£68,586134
The Lord Treasurer will give warrant to the Exchequer for the payment of interest on your sending him the said orders with your assignment [endorsed] on them. Ibid., p. 115.
Feb. 21.Same to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to similarly raise 32,513l. 14s. 4d. on the tallies and orders in your hands viz. 18,295l. 14s. 0d. on Land Tax 1709 and 14,218l. 0s. 4d. on Malt anno 1709: and to apply same to the services following: viz.
£s.d.
on account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1709.
for 59 days' clearings 1709 Oct. 25 to Dec. 22 for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain according to the Establishment and muster rolls9,0038
for offreckonings for same time to same9,058111
for 84 days' pay from 1709 Sept. 30 to Dec. 22 for the Capt. General and the several Generals and Staff Officers3,1418
for 59 days as above for pay to the several Garrisons2,76332
for half a year 1709 June 25 to Dec. 22 on the allowance for fire and candle1,395186
for the respited pay of a Lieutenant of Major Gen. Carpenter's Regiment from 1708 Dec. 23 to Feb. 23 following2870
for the respited pay of 29 men of the First Regiment of Foot Guards from 1709 June 25 to Aug. 2473143
for the respited pay of two men of the Coldstream Regiment of Guards from 1709 April 25 to June 24518
on account of Contingencies to satisfy several royal warrants2,552195
on account of 5,000 men in sea service anno 1709.
for the abovesaid 59 days' clearings for the several Regiments forming part of this Establishment2,02536
for offreckonings for same time for same Regiments942141
on account of subsistence for Col. Jones's Regiment from 1709 May 21 to Sept. 191,42705
on account of Invalids anno 1709.
to complete the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids to 1709 Dec. 22964
£32,513144
Ibid., p. 116.
Letter of direction for 19,043l. 3s. 7½d. to Visct. Rialton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys by 2,000l. a week from the 22nd inst.: and is to clear the debt in the Cofferer's Office to 1709 June 24 and also the charge of entertaining the young Muscovite Princes. Ibid., p. 124.
Feb. 21.William Lowndes to the Commissioners for the Equivalent enclosing the copy of an Address of the House of Commons to the Queen. (fn. 1) Please prepare the account therein desired "and lay the same before the House as soon as conveniently you can." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 164.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Feb. 18 inst. reiterating the order, ut supra, p. 157, concerning the feathers and wool in the Ashfat: by reason that the merchants refuse to give security or yield obedience to the said order. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 258–9.
Same to same to observe a like Order in Council, prefixed, concerning goods coming to North Britain from the Baltic, made upon reading a representation from the magistrates of Edinburgh and the Customs Commissioners [Scotland] concerning the ship George of Elie which came from Dantzic when the plague raged there with iron &c. and some hemp and flax: upon which the directions of the Privy Council were desired as to the unlading of said hemp and flax, and the most convenient place for so unlading, by reason that "the most convenient place for airing of goods being the island of Inchcolm which is situate in the said Firth remote from the shore, uninhabited and has old ruinous buildings upon it" but the Earl of Murray (whose property it is) refuses to grant liberty for using said island for these purposes and there being no other convenient place in or near said Firth which does not belong to some private person.
Hereupon the Queen in Council orders that all the goods in the said ship be permitted to be unloaden except the hemp and flax which is to remain on board and is to be carried back by said ship: the master making oath as to performance of quarantine and as to the health of his crew: further that only such persons as shall be employed in the ship's hold during unlading shall be obliged to undergo a new quarantine: further that as to the appointing a convenient place for the landing and airing of goods "it is not thought requisite in regard her Majesty hath been pleased to direct and doth hereby order that all linen, Polonia wool, hogs' bristles, Spruce [Prussia] yarn, feathers, hemp and flax be stopt on board the said ships and not permitted to be landed till an account be transmitted to this Board and order given for the disposal thereof." Ibid., pp. 259–60.
Feb. 21.Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) the like Order of the Queen in Council concerning the feathers and hogs' bristles in the seven ships Freind's Adventure, Biddulph, Crown, Fisher, John, True Love, Freindship viz. that the same be not landed in any part of Great Britain but be carried back. Ibid., pp. 260–1.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Feb. 18 inst. made upon a representation which the Lords of Trade and Plantations have made upon a memorial from the merchants of Whitehaven, Cockermouth and Penrith complaining of an illegal trade carried on at the Isle of Man by running from thence great quantities (by the benefit allowed of drawbacks upon certificate or debenture) of goods exported thence to Great Britain but more especially of tobacco into the northern parts of Great Britain and Ireland, whereby they have been enabled to undersell the fair traders in that merchandise to such degree as in great measure to ruin the trade; wherefore they pray legislation for the preventing the running of tobacco for the future.
Hereupon the Queen in Council orders the Customs Commissioners to consider of the said representation and to prepare a draft clause to be offered in Parliament to prevent the said illegal practices.
Followed by: said representation from the Commissioners for Trade dated Feb. 15 inst. The Isle of Man, being no part of the Kingdom of Great Britain, though parcel of the Dominions of the Crown, has been allowed the privilege of drawbacks as above but the advantage they have taken thereof by running tobacco &c. has already had so ill an effect that whereas they used annually to send ten ships from Whitehaven to Virginia and Maryland they have sent this year but one and have no prospect of sending any next year: and this further appears by the price of twopence per pound that tobaccos have been sold at in the north parts of Yorkshire and there-abouts, at which rate they could not possibly have been afforded but by fraudulent profiting upon the drawbacks "besides the quantities of tobacco imported to that island have far exceeded their home consumption, from whence it may be reasonably concluded that the overplus of their consumption has for the lucre of the drawbacks been run from thence to the northern parts of Great Britain and Ireland." The high Duties payable in Ireland upon tobacco and the charge of shipping those goods to the Isle of Man and from thence to Ireland make it improbable that a fair trade can be carried on that way. We therefore offer that provision be made by Parliament that no [drawback] debentures be henceforth allowed for any tobacco exported to the Isle of Man. And whereas this trade is usually carried on in small vessels or boats which in one night time may come from the Isle of Man and land their goods in small creeks or on the coast whence they are privily conveyed by the inhabitants, we offer that no debenture be allowed upon tobacco exported to any place in any ship or vessel under the burden of 20 tons. And for the prevention of running tobacco into this kingdom under pretence of exporting the same to Ireland we offer that no debentures be allowed for tobacco exported to Ireland until a certificate be returned from the officers of the port of discharge. Out Letters (Customs) X V, pp. 260–3.
Feb. 21.Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute Richard Morton as a Queen's waiter London port, on the surrender of Charles Tyrrell. Ibid., p. 256.
Warrant by same to Robert Walpole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 200l. to each of the ten Battalions sent from Flanders to the North of England when Scotland was threatened with an invasion (in consideration of their extra charge in disposing of their horses and equipage in Flanders and buying a new equipage for taking the field in North Britain and the like on their return to Flanders, besides the great damage done to their arms and accoutrements by a great storm and by the badness of the transport ships) and 500l. to Lieut.-Gen. Wythers for the like consideration and 200l. to Brigadier Sabine for the like.
Prefixing: report by said Walpole on the memorial of said Wythers and said Battalions. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 43–4.
Same by same to same for a like royal warrant to take off the respits on the offreckonings of the Regiments of Lieut. Gen. Farrington, Col. Hamilton, Col. Johnson, Col. Dormer and Col. Moore, they having been actually provided with a full clothing in the year 1706 and another upon their new raising in 1707 after their being reduced in Spain. The said respits or discontinued pay of the non-commissioned Officers and soldiers thereof, from their reduction in Spain until their being new raised or recruited again, are hereby to be payed up to the amount that their net offreckonings payable to the clothier doth amount to for that time.
Appending: (a) said Walpole's report on the memorial of said Colonels. The Officers contracted for their first clothing in the middle of 1706 for their Regiments then serving in Spain. The Regiments were reduced in Feb. 1706–7 and the private men thereof with their clothes were delivered over to complete other Regiments then serving in Spain. On the 15th Sept. 1707 they were ordered to be raised again and instead of a half mounting the Officers were obliged to contract for a full clothing.
(b) The General Officers' report on the case of each of the said Regiments individually, certifying as to the actual provision and delivery of the separate clothings as above; the amounts contracted for being respectively 3,992l. 7s. 0d. and 2,945l. 12s. 6d. for Farrington's Regiment; 3,000l. 11s. 8d. and 2,917l. 8s. 9d. for Hamilton's; 1,400l. and 4,262l. 14s. 6d. for Johnson's late Brudenell's; 3,993l. 17s. 7d. for Dormer's late Mohun's; 3,250l. and 739l. 10s. 0d. for Moore's late Allen's. Ibid., pp. 45–8.
Feb. 22.Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by him on Land Tax 1710, the orders for which loans are to be drawn without interest, being intended to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1710 as shall be directed: and is in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for said Forces in said year. Disposition Book XX, p. 113.
Feb. 22Treasury reference to the Auditor for Co. Yorks of the petition of the Earl of Holderness praying payment of the fee of 50l. 6s. 4d. per an. attaching to his office of Steward and Bailiff of the Liberty of Richmond of which he has a patent dated 1702 Aug. 19, the said fee being in arrear from said date. Reference Book VIII, p. 396.
Same to the Postmaster General of the petition of the Lord Provost and magistrates of the city of Glasgow in the name of the Community of the said city praying that an horse post may be established betwixt Edinburgh and Glasgow for the carriage of letters to and from, which will be of very great service. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 136.
Feb. 23.Money warrants for 1709 Xmas quarter for the Bedchamber: viz. 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to nine Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Lady Jane Hyde; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frechville; Juliana, Countess of Burlington; Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Ann, Countess of Sunderland; Henrietta, Viscountess Ryalton; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
125l. each to five women of the Bedchamber viz. Abigail Masham, Margaret Feilding, Beata Danvers, Agnata Cooper, Alice Hill; and 207l. 3s. 10d. to Isabella Danvers for 1 Aug. 1709 to Dec. 25 following as a same.
75l. each to five Maids of Honour viz. Jane Kingdon, Mary Forrester, Ann Wyvill, Jane Warburton, Susanna Yelverton. Money Book XX, p. 228. Disposition Book XX, p. 120.
Same for 200l. to Rachel and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for half a year to 1708 Xmas on their pension. Money Book XX, p. 228. Disposition Book XX, p. 120.
Money order for 1,059l. 6s. 9d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer: for necessaries delivered to several Offices [of the said Receipt] from Lady day to Michaelmas 1708: viz.
£s.d.
the Old Annuity Office2738
the Million Lottery Office5924
the Malt Lottery Office3219
the 1706 Annuities [Office]16465
the 1707 Annuities [Office]76130
the 1708 Annuities first Act [Office]2120
the 1708 Annuities second Act [Office]43013
Exchequer Bill Office21110½
£1,05969
Order Book VII, p. 410.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and is for services following: viz.
£
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.
towards carrying on the pay to the Foreign Troops of the body from April 24 next40,000
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 Additional Forces anno 1710.
towards carrying on the pay and subsistence of the [Foreign] Troops of this body from same date10,000
£50,000
Disposition Book XX, p. 114.
Feb. 23Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Eyles of South Broom [Southbroom], Co. Wilts, proposing his sureties, detailed, being nominated Receiver General for Land Tax anno 1710 for Co. Wilts loco Thomas Beaven [deceased]. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 204.
Feb. 24.Royal warrant to Edward Harley and Arthur Maynwaring, Auditors of Imprests, to make allowances as follow to Charles Fox in his final account which terminates at the 25th June 1705 as late Paymaster General of the Forces: viz. 96l. for fees &c. on his privy seal; 57l. 11s. 0d. for ditto on his quietus; 456l. for the 2½ years that he continued in said office, on the 10s. a day inserted in the [Army] Establishment for him "as Paymaster and allowed him accordingly [to make his fee] equal to 20s. per diem which as we are informed has been the ancient fee belonging to the said office of Paymaster"; 60l. for an annuity tally and order remaining in his hands being reversionary on the death of George Clay, the purchase being nugatory by reason that said Clay was dead before the purchase; 990l. for tallies and orders for reversionary annuities likewise remaining in his hands which [sum] was to be applied to satisfy six months' offreckonings to Col. Hamilton's Regiment of Foot to 23 June 1705 but was detained by Treasury order and is now hereby to be transferred to James Brydges: total allowances 1,659l. 11s. 0d. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 226–8.
Same to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay out of savings on the Establishment of the Forces under your pay the exceedings of Contingencies and the debts of Chelsea Hospital as follows. The Contingencies of the Guards and Garrisons do in most years necessarily exceed the allowances for same in the Establishment and by reason thereof sums as follows (for the payment whereof royal sign manuals have issued) do remain unpaid to a total of 1,689l. 17s. 0d. They are hereby to be paid out of savings as above. Further the charge of maintaining the Royal Hospital of Chelsea and the Companies of Invalids is so great that unless some other provision be made it will be impossible to discharge the sum of 5,532l. 16s. 5d. due to William Wallis for clothing furnished to said Hospital and Companies, for the payment of which sum a royal sign manual was issued on the 11 July 1709. This sum is hereby likewise to be issued out of said savings.
Appending: an abstract of warrants directed to be paid out of Contingencies of Guards and Garrisons:£s.d.
(warrant of 1708 April 11) for postage of Col. Whetham's muster rolls for the West Indies 1704 June 25 to 1706 Oct. 124928
(warrant of 1708 May 10) for carriages &c. for the Earl of Orrery's Regiment between the 19th Aug. and 23 Dec. 1706471111
ditto for Col. Townshend's Regiment between April and Dec. 1706109174
(warrant of 1708 June 8) ditto for Brigadier Wynne's Regiment from their raising to their embarcation from Ireland50150
(warrant of 1708 July 21) ditto for Major Gen. Carpenter's Regiment from 25 June to 23 Dec. 17066131
(warrant of 1708 Sept. 30) ditto [? for Carpenter's Regiment] from 25 Dec. to 24 June 1708105811
for postage of Brigadier Handasyde's Regiment [from the West Indies] from 25 Dec. 1705 to 24 June 170813670
(warrant of 1708–9 Feb. 25) for carriages &c. for Col. Hill's Regiment between 25 June and 22 Dec. 17088900
for the contingent disbursements of the Lord Advocate's Office for the year 1708165150
(warrant of 1709 May 11) Capt. Bodenham for repairs to the Guards47126
Mr. Sloper for postage of muster rolls from New York from 1705 to 170842100
Capt. Sylver for fuzees118148
Sanders and Ellis Terryman10124
Quartermaster Mathews for necessaries for the Guards57116
Col. Stanwix for contingencies9956
Major Gen. Carpenter for same153105
Mr. Byde's additional allowance as Judge Advocate from the 24th Jan. at 1l. a day34500
£1,6891710
Ibid., pp. 228–30.
Feb. 24.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Spencer Compton as imprest for such Establishments [of the Queen's bounties and pensions &c.] as are already signed by her Majesty. (The privy seal hereon is dated Feb. 28.) Ibid., p. 230.
Royal sign manual to Spencer Compton to pay the following pensions or annual bounties, hereby established: viz.
per an.
to commence from 24 June 1709£
to Jeoffry Gibbon150
to commence from 29 Sept. 1709.
to Martha Hilton, relict of Robert Hilton, groom to our late dearest Consort: for herself and three children25
to Helene de Marancin35
to commence from Xmas 1709.
to Eliz. Boucher10
to Frances Keys, relict of William Keys, groom to our late dearest Consort20
£240
Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 231.
Feb. 24.Royal sign manual for 322l. to Sir Charles Cotterel, Master of the Ceremonies: without account: 300l. thereof to be by him paid over as a present from the Queen to Seignr. Paleotti [the Marchese di Paleotti], Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Guastalla; and the remaining 22l. for [Exchequer] fees and charges on the issue of said 300l. (Money warrant dated March 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 231. Disposition Book XX, p. 133.
Money warrant for 2,057l. 5s. 0d. to Charles, Visct. Townshend, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General, 1,300l. thereof for 13 weeks' ordinary from 1709 Oct. 31 to Feb. 1 inst. and the remainder for two bills of extraordinaries as follows in that service: as allowed Feb. 6 inst. by Secretary Henry Boyle: viz.£s.d.
(1) from 2 Aug. to 2 Nov. old style 1709.
for postage of letters to and from all parts138150
for gazettes and printed papers3100
for written intelligence37170
for stationery ware5100
other extraordinary expenses and incidents10700
£365120
(2) from 2 Nov. 1709 to 2 Feb. (old style) inst. (items as above)£391130
(Letter of direction dated March 11 hereon for payment of 1,057l. 5s. 0d. hereof out of Civil List moneys and the remainder out of loans to be made by Christopher Tilson on credit of the Queen's tin.) Money Book XX, p. 229. Order Book VII, p. 392. Disposition Book XX, p. 126.
Same for 100l. to Charles Harrison, gent., Solicitor for her Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court, being thereto constituted by Treasurer Godolphin: as imprest for the prosecution and defence of law suits relating to her Majesty's service. (Letter of direction dated March 14 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 230. Order Book VII, p. 391. Disposition Book XX, p. 129.
Letter of direction for 62,898l. 15s. 7d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: for the service of the Navy and Victualling: out of loans to be made by him on the Land Tax anno 1710, the orders for which loans are to remain in his hands to attend the Lord Treasurer's directions.
If the 50,000l. ordered to Mr. Brydges on the 22nd inst., supra, p. 180, be not issued before the receipt of this present letter, the present sum to the Navy Treasurer is to take precedence. Disposition Book XX, p. 117.
Feb. 24.Same for 27,041l. 19s. 9d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions to the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and to be applied as follows:£s.d.
for Guards and Garrisons anno 1710.
for 28 days' subsistence from Feb. 24 inst. to March 23 next to the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain18,84260
for the like subsistence for the detachments of the First and Second Regiments of Guards in Holland2,137180
for the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1710.
for the like subsistence for the Regiments forming part of this Establishment3,317154
for 91 days' subsistence for Brigadier Handasyd's Regiment from 1709 Dec. 23 to March 23 next1,23105
for the Invalids anno 1710.
for account of the 12 Companies of Invalids from Feb. 23rd inst.1,20000
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 Indies31300
£27,041199
Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Harrison to attend the Auditors of Imprests about the cause depending relating to the debt due from William Weeks's [Wicks's] executors. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 164.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay a salary of 400l. per an. to Joseph Addison Esq. in respect of his office of Keeper of Records in Birmingham Tower in Dublin Castle in regard of the necessity that the said records should be carefully examined, methodically digested, faithfully transcribed and referred to in proper catalogues, which will require several hands and a diligent attendance; as they are at this time out of order and indigested for want of sufficient encouragement to the late Keeper thereof. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 147–8.
Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for applying the moneys of Compositions in the Exchequer in Scotland and the moneys of Seizures of Prohibited and Uncustomed Goods in Scotland to the payment of deficient fees and salaries of the Establishments of Scotland as follows: viz.:
The Queen has made and signed divers Establishments for the expense of Scotland (to wit of the Courts of Session and Judiciary and Exchequer and several other yearly salaries and allowances there) and by privy seal of 1709 June 30 has directed the routine of payment thereof and in particular that the Barons of the Exchequer there should give warrant to the Customs Cashier there and the Excise Commissioners there to pay over to the Paymaster of the said Establishment so much as should satisfy same in such proportions out of the said respective revenues as the said Barons should think fit and that the said Paymaster should apply his receipts arising from Crown land rents and casualties in Scotland to such other fees, salaries or allowances in the said Establishments as have no relation to the Courts of Session, Justiciary and Exchequer.
But it has been represented that the said land rents and casualties in Scotland have not produced sufficient to answer the said intentions and the salaries &c. payable thereout as above do remain unpaid by reason thereof.
It is therefore hereby ordered that so much of the moneys of Compositions and Seizures as above as shall be sufficient to satisfy what now remains due for the said fees, salaries and allowances to Xmas last shall be paid by the Customs Cashier in Scotland to the said Paymaster to be applied accordingly. And for the future the said Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, are to give warrant to the Customs Cashier and to the Excise Commissioners there to pay to the said Paymaster so much of the said moneys of Compositions and Seizures and in such proportions as they think fit, to satisfy and pay the deficiency of the said land rents and casualties in paying the said fees, salaries and allowances which have no relation to the Courts of Session, Justiciary and Exchequer as above. (Privy seal dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 137–8.
Feb. 24.Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer for an additional allowance of 1,000l. per an. to John Scrope, Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland: out of Civil List moneys in the Exchequer [England]: as from 1709 Xmas: to be over and above his salary of 500l. per an. in Scotland in respect of his said office and to be as in lieu of the former additional allowance of 500l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1708 July 19 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 327] in regard of his having left his practice at the bar here in order to apply himself to the said service in Scotland, he now finding that the charge of frequent journeys from Edinburgh to London for our service and in living according to the dignity of his station amounted to more than his allowance.
Further he is hereby to be paid 200l. as royal bounty and in satisfaction of any losses he may hitherto have sustained in our service: and the said privy seal of 1708 April 19 [sic for July 19] is hereby revoked. (Money warrant dated March 23 for said 200l. accordingly as royal bounty &c. as above.) Ibid., pp. 139–40. Money Book XX, p. 239. Order Book VII, p. 400. Disposition Book XX, p. 139.
Feb. 25.Money warrant for 20l. to Alexander Forbes, clerk, as royal bounty for the charges of his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XX, p. 230. Order Book VII, p. 396. Disposition Book XX, p. 133.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Katherine Waller as royal bounty. Money Book XX, p. 230.
Feb. 25.William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to apply as follows the sum of 56,075l. 2s. 4d. residue of the 336,160l. out of loans on Land Tax 1710 (issued to you as by my letter of Dec. 13 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 150, and of which 280,084l. 17s. 8d. was disposed by my letter of Jan. 23 last, supra, pp. 141–2), and likewise a further 100,000l. out of the money which by the Lord Treasurer's order you have raised or shall raise on the 200,000l. tallies and orders on Land Tax anno 1710 issued to you Dec. 10 last: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.
for three months' subsistence April 24 next to July 23 next to her Majesty's Subject Troops part of this body99,3804
towards same three months' pay to the Foreign Troops of this body56,24417
£156,07524
Disposition Book XX, p. 118.
Letter of direction for 31,738l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions to the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: and is to be applied to the services following: viz.
£s.d.
to the head of Wages.
for Admiral Aylmer's half pay from 1708 Dec. 20 to 1709 Nov. 13822100
for Sir Charles Wager on his pay1,016150
for the Muster Master of the Fleet on his pay25000
for paying the Course of the pilotage for six months to the end of June 17098,36600
to the head of Victualling.
for paying bills of exchange11,282150
for necessary money, extra necessary money, short allowance money and contingencies10,00000
£31,73800
Please "acquaint the Tellers that in case 7,000l. part hereof be issued in specie it will be of great accommodation to the service." Ibid., p. 119.
Same for 122,734l. 4s. 6½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: 62,500l. thereof out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of the Land Tax anno 1710, and 60,234l. 4s. 6½d. out of Contributions to the Lottery anno 1710: and is to be applied to services following: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 Additional men anno 1710.
for 122 days' subsistence from Dec. 23 last to April 23 next to the Subject Troops of this body16,3850
more for subsistence [to same] and is together with 10,000l. ordered Feb. 23 inst. to complete 12,238l. 15s. 9d. for three months from April 23 next to July 23 next2,238159
for pay from Dec. 23 last to July 23 next to the Foreign Troops of this body, the 1,300 Palatines in Spain excepted51,103127
for forage, waggon money and recruits for the Foreign Troops, being the sum allowed by the Establishment9,26000
in part of 34,251l. 13s. 4d. for the 3,000 Palatines anno 1710.
towards 20,700l. 6s. 7¾d. for her Majesty's share of seven months' pay to them from Dec. 23 last to July 23 next2,03115
in part of 43,251l. 12s. 6d. for 4,639 Saxons anno 1710.
for pay to this body and is together with 7,498l. 0s. 1¾d. ordered Jan. 20 last to complete 14,896l. 12s. 0d. for her Majesty's share of four months' pay from the 23 Dec. 1709 to the 23 April 17107,39812
more for her Majesty's share of three months' pay to same to July 23 next11,1729
in part of 9,269l. 16s. 6d. for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of three months' pay from April 23 next to July 23 next2,403189
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1710.
for extraordinaries to the Foreign Troops upon account over and above the 29,260l. allowed them upon the Establishment of the 40,000 men and the 10,000 men anno 171020,74000
£122,7344
Disposition Book XX, p. 121.
Feb. 25.Letter of direction for 258l. 17s. 4d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys, for utensils for the Palatines going to New York for their making naval stores. Ibid., p. 125.
William Lowndes to the Attorney or Solicitor General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of several members of the House of Commons in Ireland presented to the Lord Lieutenant relating to a mistake committed in the engrossment of the Linen Bill. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 164.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade (for their report thereon) the enclosed memorial [missing] of several members of the said House in Ireland to the Lord Lieutenant desiring a prolongation of the term for exporting linen cloth from Ireland to the Plantations. Ibid., p. 165.
Feb. 25.Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Wilkinson, one of the Custom House watermen, relating to his mate. The Lord Treasurer consents to the petition if you have no objection. Ibid.
Feb. 27.Money order for 300l. to Daniel Parkes for one quarter due Jan. 13 last on his allowance as Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands.
50l. to John Yeomans for one quarter due Jan. 10 last on his same as Lieutenant Governor of Antigua. Order Book VII, pp. 409, 479.
Same for 50l. to Anthony Hodges for same to Jan. 10 last as Lieut. Governor of Montserrat. Ibid., pp. 445, 479.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign or dispose ("now that the same can be done at par") of the sum of 36,196l. 6s. 3½d. out of the 100,000l. tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1710 which were put into your hands on the 10 Dec. last for the service of the 40,000 men in general. The interest on the said orders is to commence from the date of such assignment and the Lord Treasurer will give warrant to the Exchequer for the interest accordingly on your sending him the orders with your assignments endorsed thereon. The said sum is to be applied for uses as follow: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.
for the Foreign Troops of this body to complete (with 40,000l. ordered the 23rd inst.) their pay to July 23 next5,285411½
for three months' pay to same date to the General Officers of the British Troops of this body9,583130
for same three months' contingencies of the said Forces2,647156
for same three months' forage money and waggon money to the said British Forces5,740711
to complete 20,000l. for forage money, waggon money and recruits for the Foreign Forces of this body12,939411
£36,1966
Disposition Book XX, p. 122.
Letter of direction for 40,000l. to said Brydges: out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of the Land Tax anno 1710: and is for services following:
£s.d.
in part of 34,251l. 13s. 1d. for the 3,000 Palatines anno 1710.
to complete their pay from Dec. 23 last to July 23 next (with 2,031l. 15s. 3½d. already directed)18,6685
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of three months' pay May 1 next to July 31 next to the new Prussian Corps17,738181
towards 8,564l. 9s. 9½d. for her Majesty's share of three months' pay from April 23 next to July 23 next to the Saxon Troops of Augmentation3,59216
£40,00000
Disposition Book XX, pp. 122–3.
Feb. 27.William Lowndes to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy, to dispose of the tallies and orders for 260,863l. 16s. 5d. on the Land Tax 1710 which were put into your hands on Jan. 24 last [supra, p. 142] and which my Lord understands can now be disposed of at par. The interest is to commence from the respective dates of assignment: and the Lord Treasurer will give warrant to the Exchequer for same in the usual way. As fast as the same can be raised you are to apply it to services as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to the head of Wear and Tear.
to pay the Course of the Navy and interest thereon for the month of June 170739,07400
the like for July 170742,37400
the like for Aug. 170731,92800
to the head of Victualling.
to pay the Victualling Course and the interest thereon for the month of June 170732,00898
the like for July 170731,44838
the like for Aug. 170730,03131
£206,863165
Ibid., pp. 123–4.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to dispose of the 82,777l. 2s. 0d. tallies and orders on Land Tax anno 1710 which were put into Mr. Micklethwaite's hands Jan. 24 last [supra, p. 143], now that they can be disposed of at par: with the usual clause as to date of commencement of interest on the assigned orders: and to apply same as follows as fast as it can be raised:
£s.d.
to pay the Course of the Transports Office and interest thereon for the month of June 170719,55230
the like for July 170741,130189
the like for August 170722,09403
£82,77720
Ibid., p. 125.
Feb. 27.Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Thomas Marsse, a prisoner in Newgate for a 20l. fine, which he has no hopes of ever being able to pay: therefore praying his discharge. Reference Book VIII, p. 393.
Feb. 28.Money warrant for 80l. to John Tucker for half a year to Xmas 1709 as Keeper of her Majesty's Paper Office. Money Book XX, p. 232. Disposition Book XX, p. 133.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the draft [missing] of a Bill for laying a Duty on candles. Please consider same and make such alterations therein as you think proper. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 165.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the case of the ship William and Mary laden with masts and timber from Riga, a place free from infection, praying liberty to carry same to Portsmouth and unlade there, she having performed her quarantine at Spithead.
Likewise on the case of William Henry Cornelissen, owner of 10 bags of Polonia wool which have lain upwards of 14 months on board the Ashfat that came from Dantzic before the plague began, praying leave to take said wool from said ship and keep it in the river so many days as shall be thought fit to remove all suspicion of infection. Ibid., p. 166.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to same to make an additional allowance of 200l. to the salary of Jacob Reynardson, Collector of Bristol port, as from 1708 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners proposing said addition. The former collectors of said port had the benefit of the receipt of Prizage and an allowance of half per cent. on the payment of outport orders of both which he is deprived: and further he has to keep Quarterly Books which formerly was done by the check-clerk, so that notwithstanding the great increase of the trade of the port his income is 250l. per an. less than that of his predecessors. The collecting the Duty on Prizage Wines (now in another hand) produces 130l. per an. The half per cent. on money orders for the supply of the outports (which we the Customs Commissioners thought fit to disallow in ease to the inferior officers who paid poundage for the same out of their salaries) produced 80l. per an.: and he has to pay 40l. per an. for a clerk to transcribe his Quarterly Books. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 264–6.
Same to same to repay 189l. 17s. 3d. to Nicholas Morse of London, merchant, for so much paid by him in his own wrong for a parcel of Storax Liquida entered by him as Storax Calamita in the ship Sea Horse from Smyrna, his factor in Turkey having been ordered to send the latter (which pays the highest Duty) and not the former: but Morse having produced a certificate of some of the most considerable druggists that all the 18 casks contain Storax Liquida and not Storax Calamita.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Morse's petition. Ibid., pp. 267–8.
Feb. 28.J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hugh Daniel, tidewaiter at Ayr: and if the allegations are true, to present him as landwaiter there or for some other encouragement. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 139.
Report dated Whitehall to the Lord Treasurer from William Blathwayt, as Auditor of the Plantations, on the Bishop of London's letter in behalf of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, ut infra. On your Lordship's order of reference of "in February last" [sic for on the 3 Nov. 1708, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 427] I reported on the petition of the Governors of said College [on the 11th Feb. 1708–9] as below. Some time afterwards [Blathwayte is confused here, evidently because he wrote this report from memory. The petition from the College Governors was the petition just referred to. Instead of the words "some time afterwards" Blathwayte should have written "in their said petition"] the Governors finding how slowly the revenues of said College were likely to raise any sum proportionable to the expense of rebuilding, petitioned for a grant of royal bounty out of quit rents arising in that Colony and on a [i.e. the abovesaid] reference thereof to me I [in my said report of 11 Feb. 1708–9] laid before your Lordship a state of the matter and of those quit rents and that 500l. might be granted thereout.
Thereupon her Majesty granted 500l. thereout [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 106–7, under date 21 Mar. 1708–9].Your Lordship has now referred to me a letter from the Bishop of London praying a further bounty out of the said quit rents. As to the progress made towards erecting the said College I have received from Mr. Perry, Agent for those Governors, a letter that he had received word from them that they owned her Majesty's great bounty to them and that they have employed workmen to clear the foundation and to prepare lime and timber for the building; that they will have laid out more than they have at present in cash before they can expect any further supply and that they depend very much on her Majesty's further bounty.
As to the state of the quit rents, there may remain in stock at Midsummer next about 940l. after all warrants already issued thereon are satisfied: so that her Majesty may, if she please, order them a further 500l. thereout. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 26–7; II, pp. 413–16.
Blathwayte's previous report of 11 Feb. 1708–9 to Treasurer Godolphin (to which he incorrectly refers in the above later report) is as follows:
In pursuance of the order of reference [of 3 Nov. 1708, ut supra] Blathwayte recites the story of the Establishment of the College by Wm. and Mary and its constitution and endowment; and then the erection of the College and then the burning of the College and its books and furniture by the accidental fire in Oct. 1705; and thereupon the petition of the Visitors and Governors thereof, here in question, praying the Queen's assistance towards the rebuilding.
Hereupon Blathwayte continues his report by giving a précis of the present state of her Majesty's Quit Rents in Virginia. "Upon making up the accounts of the said Quit Rents to the month of April 1708 it does appear that after the payment of 2,060l. 12s. 4¾d. which is now actually remitted into England, pursuant to her Majesty's order; and [after the] satisfying upon a warrant to Col. Hunter (for his losses at sea) the sum of 1,418l. 5s. 0d.; as also [after the paying of] one year's allowance [ordered] to be paid to the said Col. Hunter yearly until his arrival in Virginia, [to wit] the [yearly] sum of 500l., there remained in the hands of the Receiver General [of Virginia] on the 25th April last the sum of 191l. 8s. 10¾d."
One year with another the revenue of Quit Rents [in Virginia] after deduction of usual charges may amount to 1,200l. per an. If her Majesty grants 500l. thereout there may be enough in the Receiver General's hands to answer the said sum of 500l. before the arrival of her Majesty's order.
The revenues at present belonging to the College amount to about 300l. per an. and this together with other gifts and contributions that may be obtained may be a fitting preparation for re-erecting the College [buildings].
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 413–16.

Footnotes

1 (Journals of the House of Commons XVI, p. 321, Friday, 17 Feb., 1709–10.)
Resolved that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will please to direct the Commissioners of the Equivalent to lay before this House an account of what sums have been by them issued and paid: and to what uses and what part thereof doth still remain in their hands.
The presentation of this Address is not entered in the Journals. But it probably took place on the following day, Saturday, 18 Feb.
Five days later, on the 23rd Feb. (ibid., p. 335), a further resolution was agreed to relating to Scotch finance accounts.
Resolved, that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will be pleased to direct the Judges of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland to lay before this House a state of such public debts and claims as have been brought before them in pursuance of an Act of the 6th year of her Majesty's reign [c. 51] entitled an Act for the further directing the payment of the Equivalent money.
In this case also there is no entry in the Journals of the presentment of the Address
Six days later (on the 1st March, ibid., p. 342) the House of Commons resolved on an Address to the Queen calling for an account of the gross and net produce of the Excise and Customs in Scotland from the day of the Union until Michaelmas 1709.