Warrant Book
March 1710, 11-18

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'Warrant Book: March 1710, 11-18', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. 199-212. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85733 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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March 1710

Mar. 11.Royal letters patent constituting Sir Thomas Parker (a Serjeant at Law) to be Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 298.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Thomas Frankland and John Evelyn, Postmasters General, to pay 21l. 10s. 0d. to Capt. Richard Laycock for bringing an account of the victory obtained by the detachment under Lieut. Gen. Webb over the French Troops at Wynnendale.
Prefixing: report to Treasurer Gololphin by said Postmasters dated Jan. 24 last on the petition of said Laycock, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 446. On the 22 Sept. 1708 he being Commander of one of the Flanders packet boats was ordered by Mr. Macky, who was then at Ostend, to sail from thence on purpose with a packet directed to the Earl of Sunderland giving an account of the victory gained by the detachment under Lieut. Gen. Webb over the French Troops commanded by Count Lamott at Wynnandale [Wynendaele]: and after his arrival at Dover he rid express to town with same "whereupon we introduced him to the Earl of Sunderland who promised to recommend him to your Lordship for a gratification for his pains and despatch in bringing so good news: which we find his Lordship has done by his letter of the 20th of Oct. last." He has made two journeys to town to solicit the said gratification. Money Book XX, pp. 233–4.
Mar. 11.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against the late Commissioners for Transportation on their accounts from 1693 to the end of the late war: the said accounts being now before the Auditors of Imprests.
Prefixing: certificate by A. Maynwaring, one of the two Auditors of Imprests. Ibid., p. 235.
Letter of direction for 76,100l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1710: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£
for Wages, being to carry on the payments [of ships] at Portsmouth and the Nore60,000
for the Officers of the ships taken and cast away: for the wages due to them therein16,100
£76,100
Disposition Book XX, p. 127.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Monsieur Rosenkrantz [Iver Eriksen Rosenkrantz, Envoy Extraordinary from Denmark] concerning the ship Prince George in Falmouth port alleged not to be in a condition to pursue her voyage and desiring leave to transfer her lading to some other ship to transport same to Denmark. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 167.
Mar. 12.Same to Mr. Blathwaite [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to report on the two enclosed memorials [missing] of Col. Spotswood, Lieut. Governor of Virginia, praying an allowance of 150l. per an. for house rent till a house be built for the Governor and for some allowance for the charge of transporting himself and equipage to the said government. Ibid.
Mar. 13.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Richmond, alias Webb, of an annuity, yearly rent or pension of 1,000l. per an. out of the Post Office: all in consideration of his many eminent and signal services as Lieut. General of our Forces in the Low Countries during the late and present war with France and of the many wounds which he hath received there and under which he now labours: to date as from 1709 Sept. 29 for 99 years terminable on the Queen's life. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 232–3.
Same to Spencer Compton or to the Paymaster of the Queen's Bounties for the time being, to pay to Francis Hawardin, clerk, assistant to William Thorrold, minister of the English Episcopal Church at Rotterdam, an annuity or yearly sum of 80l. as from 1709 Xmas. Ibid., p. 233.
Mar. 13.Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 1,200l. to the executors of Alexander Stanhope as in full of his extraordinary disbursements as late Envoy Extraordinary to the States General, being so much as by the regulation [of Ambassadorial extraordinaries] his bills ought not to have exceeded for the times as follows: his said bills being as follows:
£
one bill from 27 March 1700 to 27 Sept. 1700582
one bill from 27 Sept. 1700 to 27 Sept. 1701720
the moiety of a bill from 27 Sept. 1701 to 27 Sept. 1702, "the other moiety having been already satisfied as falling within our reign"550
£1,852
(Money warrant dated March 16 hereon.) (Money order dated March 24 hereon.) Ibid., p. 234. Money Book XX, p. 237. Order Book VII, p. 399. Disposition Book XX, p. 138.
Money warrant for 20,000l. (out of Exchequer Bills) to Lionell Herne and Samuell Edwards, Paymasters for Exchequer Bill interest as herein, as imprest and upon account for paying or reimbursing to the Tellers of the Exchequer what the said Tellers have allowed or shall from time to time allow for interest at the rate of twopence per 100l. per day to the payers or lenders, at the Receipt, of the Exchequer Bills issued by virtue of the Act 7 Anne, c. 30, for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the interest due as above for 87 days from 1709 Sept. 29 to Dec. 25:
£s.d.
for interest as above on 2,513,875l. issued [before 29 Sept. 1709] in Exchequer Bills pursuant to Act of Parliament18,2251110¼
on 30,000l. issued Oct. 5, being 81 days202100
on 48,825l. issued Oct. 7, being 79 days3218
on 60,000l. issued Oct. 8, being 78 days39000
on 60,000l. issued Oct. 11, being 75 days37500
on 10,000l. issued Oct. 17, being 69 days57100
on 25,150l. issued Oct. 20, being 66 days13866
on 21,525l. issued Oct. 21, being 65 days1161110½
on 10,000l. issued Oct. 25, being 61 days50168
on 22,275l. issued Oct. 31, being 55 days102110½
on 56,475l. issued Nov. 3, being 52 days244146
on 30,075l. issued Nov. 8, being 47 days1171510¼
on 3,000l. issued Dec. 9, being 16 days400
on 49,300l. issued Dec. 23, being 2 days844
£20,35412
Money Book XX, pp. 235–6. Order Book VII, p. 397.
Letter of direction for 4,195l. to the Judges et al. as follows: out of Civil List moneys: viz.
£
to the 13 Judges at Westminster for Hilary term 17093,250
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester, for same term125
to six Judges of Wales on 300l. per an. each for same term450
to Joseph Pocklington, second Justice of Chester, Flint and Montgomery, for same term100
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for 1709 Xmas quarter on their 100l. per an. each275
£4,195
[sic for 4,200l.]
Disposition Book XX, p. 127.
Mar. 13.Letter of direction for 31,250l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the Lottery anno 1710: and is for services following: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1710.
for the Saxon Troops of Augmentation and is (together with the 3,592l. 16s. 6¾d. ordered Feb. 27 last, supra, p. 190) to complete her Majesty's share of three months' pay to them from April 23 next to July 23 next4,97113
for her Majesty's share of the pay of a Regiment of the Elector of Treves for the same time3,19110
in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of three months' agio, bread and forage from Dec. 23 last to March 23 inst. to 12,000 Prussians serving in the Netherlands9,253110½
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the Troops in Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
for three months' subsistence April 24 next to July 23 next to the Foot Regiments of Sutton, Hamilton, Wynne, Strathnaver and Grant13,833148
£31,25000
Ibid., p. 128.
Same for 121,571l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy, out of Contributions as above: and is for services following: viz.
£
on the Ordinary of the Navy for so much of the sum of 111,571l. to pay the Yards for 1708 Xmas quarter and 1709 Lady day quarter as is to be placed under this head [of Ordinary]40,000
on the head of Wear and Tear: for bills of exchange5,000
for so much of the above 111,571l. for the Yards as is to be placed on this head [of Wear and Tear]71,571
on the head of Wages: toward paying tickets claimed by virtue of the Act of Parliament5,000
£121,571
Ibid.
Mar. 13.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Joseph Fernely and other merchants, owners of several parcels of flax brought from Konigsberg to Hull in the ship Vine, they praying that the ship and goods may be discharged from further restraint, [she] having performed her quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 167.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hewer on the accounts of Samuell Pepys as late Treasurer for Tangier. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 53.
[?]Entry of the Treasury signature of a lease to Edmund Lascells gent. (at the nomination of John Rayner Esq.) of several lands and tenements in the lordship and soke of Kirton in Lindsey, Co. Lincoln, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and of several lands in Carlton and Spalding: at several old rents and fine of 150l. Ibid.
Mar. 13.Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Phillip Jansen de Tudebeuf, late Agent to the Regiment of Belcastel, shewing that upwards of 500l. is due to him on account of his agency and that being aged and destitute of all means of subsisting he prays an allowance. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 149.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to same for a pension of 2s. 6d. a day to John Augustus Claverie on the Military Establishment of Ireland, he having served the French King as a Capt. Lieut. in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Du Gassion and several of the French clergy in London certify that he is a gentleman descended of a Protestant family in the Province of Bearn and is destitute of all means of subsistence. Ibid., p. 151.
Same to same to pay the arrears of half pay to the Officers as follow from the time they were struck off the Establishment to the time they were restored: all in accordance with the address of the House of Commons in Ireland: viz.
£s.d.
Capt. James Manson63180
Capt. Mort. Coningham63180
Capt. James McCamack14870
Capt. Stephen Miller14870
Capt. Thomas White18600
Capt. John Murray18600
Lieut. Guy Carleton42120
Lieut. Mark Smith152160
Ensign Nicholas Holmes7436
£1,06516
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 151–2.
Mar. 13.Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to restore to half pay, and the arrears thereof, Lieut. William Browne, Lieut. John Miller and Quarter Master Thomas Thornbrough, who at the end of the last war were put upon the Irish Establishment for half pay but struck off the same upon a charge against them of refusing to go on our service to the West Indies: they having made appear that they did not so refuse and you the Lord Lieutenant, having hindered them from applying to [the Irish] Parliament for relief; wherefore the said Lord Lieutenant thinks it reasonable that they should be so restored and should be paid their arrears from the time they were struck off. Ibid., pp. 152–3.
Same to same for a pension of 1s. 6d. a day to Henrietta de Bette, widow, as from Xmas last, for the support of herself, children and aged mother, her husband having lost his life in an engagement with the French man of war as he was going from Ireland to serve in Portugal as Lieut. of Horse under the Earl of Galway. Ibid., p. 153.
Same to same to restore Capt. Peter De Lom to his pension of 3s. 6d. a day on the Irish Establishment as a Reformed Capt. of Foot, he being left out of the Establishment on a false surmise that he was dead: in consideration of his former services and of his present extreme poverty. Ibid., pp. 154–5.
Same to same for a pension of 3s. a day to George Lyndon, late a Lieut. of Foot in Major Gen. Wynn's Regiment, he having served many years in the Army and last in the said Regiment which being commanded on service in 1707 out of Ireland he surrendered his commission as not being able to attend the service and did thereby deprive himself of his chiefest support: he being a gentleman of a very good family and a very fair character and a wife and five children to support and therefore a fit object of royal charity. Ibid., p. 158.
Same dated St. James's to the Lord Treasurer to pay to Sir William Sharpe of Stony Hill [Stoniehill] and Dame Margaret his wife the pension of 300l. per an. as from 1 May 1707 for life: being a pension granted him some time before the Union but which has ceased since the Union and cannot be paid without further royal authority. It is hereby to be payable out of land rents and casualties in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 142.
Same to same for a pension of 300l. per an to William Carmichael Esq., late Solicitor General in Scotland: as from 1709 June 24: during pleasure: to be payable out of land rents &c. as above. Ibid., p. 143.
Mar. 13.Same to same for a pension of 700l. per an. to Sir James Stuart, late Advocate General in Scotland: as from 1709 June 24: to be payable out of land rents &c. as above: during pleasure. Ibid., pp. 143–4.
Mar. 14.Letter of direction for 20,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 1710 Lottery: and is in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the service of [the Forces in] Spain and Portugal anno 1710: and is to be applied to answer bills of exchange drawn by William Chetwynd, her Majesty's Resident at Genoa, for value taken up by him from Messrs. Calcino and Columba, bankers of Turin, for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia at the rate of 60¾ pence sterling for the Genoa Crown pursuant to the contract with them in that behalf. Disposition Book XX, p. 129.
William Lowndes to the Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for paying to Sir William Douglas his full pay of 30s. a day as Brigadier from the time he was first put on the Establishment, notwithstanding any order lately given to the contrary. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 168.
Mar. 14,
23, 28.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Richard Appleford as a landcarriageman in London port loco John Ethersey deceased.
John Hardwick as deputy to Mr. Warner, a Queen's waiter London port. (Prefixing: report from the Customs Commissioners on his fitness.)
John Consent as waiter and searcher at Hartlepool in Stockton port loco Lawrence Sayer deceased.
Richard Cook as a tidesman at Lynn Regis loco Miles Townson who has relinquished same. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 271, 272, 273.
Mar. 15.Letter of direction for 61l. 8s. 2¾d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries [stationery &c.] delivered to the Malt Lottery Office in the half year ended 1708 Lady day. Disposition Book XX, p. 133.
Mar. 16.Money warrant for 20l. to Bryan Hunt, clerk, as royal bounty for the charges of his passage to Barbados whither he is going chaplain.
20l. to James McMorran for same to Maryland whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XX, pp. 236–7. Order Book VII, p. 398. Disposition Book XX, p. 135.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost loan money order No. 1263 for 50l. loan on the twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 made out in the name of Roger Cose. Order Book VII, p. 396.
Letter of direction for 35,580l. 10s. 4d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the 1710 Lottery: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for Guards and Garrisons anno 1710.
for 32 days' [subsistence] March 24 inst. to April 24 next for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain21,53408
for the like subsistence for the detachments of the First and Second Regiments of Foot Guards in Holland2,44367
for one year's allowance to Dec. 22 next for fire and candle for the garrison of Portsmouth, in advance, pursuant to her Majesty's warrant50000
to pay the quarters of the Invalid outpensioners [of Chelsea Hospital] on account for the Royal Hospital from Dec. 24 last to Feb. 24 last3,562150
for the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1710.
for the like 32 days' subsistence for the several Regiments part of this Establishment6,423107
to complete the subsistence of Brig. Handasyde's Regiment to the same time1,01076
in part of 234,974l. 10s. 10d. granted by Parliament to defray some extraordinary services of the war.
to make good the money expended upon account of the intended Expedition to the West Indies106100
£35,580104
Disposition Book XX, p. 130.
Mar. 16Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Ibid., p. 134.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed clause [missing] concerning the Duties on Prize goods which has been offered to the Lord Treasurer for his approbation. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 168.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to inspect the list of contingent warrants representing a total of 3,034l. 18s. 11¼d., for payment of which Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, has made application to the Lord Treasurer. Please inspect the several accounts to which they relate and carefully observe whether the items be well vouched and be just and reasonable to be paid by her Majesty.
Appending: list of said contingent warrants:
£s.d.
Earl Barrymore for carriages and disbursements in several marches to 23 Dec. 170614112
Lord Mark Kerr for same from 13 April to 23 Dec. 17069354
Earl Barrymore for same from 24 Dec. 1706 to 31 July 170710310
same for same from 12 April to 1 May 170831164
Col. Thomas Allen for same from May 1707 to Dec. 24138148
Brig. Hans Hamilton for same to 1 May 1708274119
Brig. Owen Wynne for same from Jan. 1707 to 1 May 1708109911½
Col. Toby Caulfeild for same to 11 May 170830583
Col. Jos. Johnson for same from 24 Dec. 1707 and 4 June 1708215190
Col. Tho. Moor for same from 8 May and the 18 July 17087300
Major Allen for his expenses in sending down the clothing of Macartney's Regiment to Newcastle57146
Ensign David Henderson7738
Isaac Teale, Apothecary General, for medicines sent to Spain231180
Charles Medlicott to complete his pay as Commissary of Provisions in Portugal and for contingencies242100
Col. Hamilton, contingent disbursements2071411
Major Gen. Farrington, contingent disbursements from 24 June 1707 to 4 June 170817928
Brig. Wynne for contingent disbursements of his Regiment in their march from Winchester to the Isle of Wight39410½
Lord Portmore for ditto from 1 June 1708 to Dec. 209078
Lord Mountjoy for ditto156124
Major Gen. Gorge for ditto17880
several [bills] as in a list mentioned by Mr. Brydges8750
£3,0341811¼
Ibid., p. 169.
Mar. 16.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Warner, a Queen's waiter London port, proposing his kinsman John Hardwick as his deputy, petitioner having extraordinary business that requires his absence from the waterside. Reference Book VIII, p. 396.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the late Commissioners for Wine Licences on their accounts from 1682 Michaelmas to 1691 Lady day "the end of that contract." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 51.
Report dated Whitehall to the Lord Treasurer from William Blathwayt, as Auditor General of the Plantations, on two memorials of Col. Spottswood, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, the one praying that the sum of 150l. per an. formerly granted to the Governor of that Colony for house rent may be continued to him for two years; the other praying her Majesty's bounty and allowance towards the charge of his equipage and of transporting himself and servants to that Government.
The Governors or Commanders in Chief of Virginia have been allowed 150l. per an. for house rent until of late out of the 2s. per hogshead. But by letter of 14 July 1705 the Queen directed Col. Nott. the Governor of Virginia, to represent to the next Assembly how necessary it was to build a dwelling house for the Governor, and not doubting of their compliance therewith the Queen discontinued said allowance after two years from the end of the first session of Assembly after the date of her said letter. The first Assembly after the said date met on the 23 Oct. 1705 and ended their session on the 30th Nov. following and the said allowance was discontinued accordingly. The Assembly granted a sum towards building said house which was not sufficient to finish it and no other Assembly has since met by reason of the death of Col. Nott and the disappointment of Col. Hunter [who was taken prisoner by the French on his voyage thither], so that no further sum has yet been granted to make the house, now unfinished, habitable.
Col. Spotswood is going thither as Commander in Chief upon the place. He may be granted the former allowance of 150l. for house rent for two years more, within which time the house may be made fit to receive him. [See infra, p. 240, under date 1710 April 18.]
As to the allowance for equipage and transport, the sum of 242l. was allowed to each of the two preceding Governors of that Colony, Col. Nott and Col. Hunter, for the charge of transporting them and their families. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor)III, pp. 28–9.
Mar. 17.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost loan money order No. 1513 in the name of Anne Lea for 100l. on the twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709. Order Book VII, p. 402.
Letter of direction for 93,363l. 10s. 4¼d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 1710 Lottery: for services as follows: viz.
£s.d.
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the service of [the Forces in] Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by William Chetwynd from Genoa, which fell due on or before the 13th inst.32,80000
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by John Mead from Barcelona, which fell due on or before the 12th inst.7,48983
to answer a bill of exchange drawn Jan. 12 last by St. Leger de Bacalan payable to Arthur and Crean of Madrid Feb. 24 last (and now in the hands of Sir William Hedges) for the use of the prisoners in Spain6301811
to be paid to Col. Francis Alexander in consideration of the losses he sustained by being taken prisoner at the battle of Almanza and for his good services on that occasion as by the Queen's warrant of 1709 Oct. 3040000
to be paid over to Thomas Savery Esq., Treasurer for Sick and Wounded Seamen, and to be by him paid over to Thomas Code, surgeon, for quarters and cure &c. of sick and disabled land soldiers put on shore at Falmouth at several times: as by the royal warrant of 1709 Aug. 2130664
to same for an allowance of 25l. per an. to the said Code for taking care of the landmen put on shore as aforesaid from 1 Sept. 1706 to 30 Sept. 17085211
to be paid to Isaac Teale, Apothecary General [of the Army], for drugs, medicines and chirurgeon's instruments by him furnished for the use of the several Regiments: as by the royal warrant of 1709 Nov. 2042956
to be paid over to the said Teale for the like for several Regiments serving in Portugal according to the like royal warrant287196
to be paid to Joseph and Daniel Alford upon Mr. Morrice's letter of credit dated at Lisbon Jan. 27 last for value advanced to him there for the subsistence and other occasions of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal from 1709 Dec. 2330000
for fees paid at the Exchequer upon the sum of 467,706l. 17s. 6d. received there on this order [for 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d.] for the service of 1710 at one penny per pound1,948156
to be paid to Sir William Hodges upon a bill of exchange drawn by Capt. Colt Nov. 30 last from Belelcazar in Spain for value taken up by him from Arthur and Crean of Madrid for the subsistence of several prisoners of her Majesty's Forces taken in Portugal40000
to be paid over to the Agent of the six new-raised Portuguese Regiments upon account of their subsistence from Feb. 23 last: towards subsisting several recruits and other uses of the said Regiments2,537100
for subsistence upon account from Dec. 23 last to the Earl of Galway's Regiment of Dragoons and nine Regiments of Foot in Portugal and Gibraltar and for Officers and recruits here in England9,00000
for subsistence upon account from same date to one Regiment of Horse, four of Dragoons and 13 of Foot in Catalonia and for Officers and recruits here in England9,00000
for two months' subsistence Jan. 23 last to March 23 inst. to the Foot Regiments of Ilay and Breton3,24900
to be paid to Mr. Boyer, Agent to the Earl of Galway's Regiment of Dragoons, for value paid to Mr. Morrice at Lisbon, to whose account the same is chargeable for the service of the Forces in Portugal73000
for buying up 4,000 Spanish pistoles here to be sent to Portugal at the instance of the Earl of Galway for buying horses in Spain to remount Galway's Regiment of Dragoons, at the rate of 17s. 6d. per pistol: being 3,500l. and 17l. 10s. 0d. for ½ per cent. commission and charges thereupon3,517100
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1710.
for account of clearings: being to pay Exchequer fees393135
for the service of the Augmentation Troops in General3,07652
to be paid over to Sir Henry Furnese for his bill of exchange upon Amsterdam for 75,000 guilders current money payable at sight, which at 50 stivers to the Crown makes 30,000 Crowns: and is for her Majesty's share or moiety of 60,000 Crowns payable to the Elector Palatine in consideration of his sending back to the Low Countries into the service of the Allies for the ensuing campaign four battalions and nine squadrons that had served there the two last campaigns: the said sum being computed at 10 guilders 8 stivers current money for each pound sterling7,211109
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.
for account of clearings, being to pay Exchequer fees2,5053
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 Additional Forces anno 1710.
for account of clearings, being to pay Exchequer fees4841011¼
in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1710.
for account of the Duke of Savoy's subsidy, being to answer Exchequer fees363110
in part of 234,974l. 10s. 10½d. to defray some extraordinary charges of the war.
to be paid over to Major James Allen pursuant to the Queen's warrant of Oct. 26 last for his pay as Commissary of Provisions for the Forces in Spain from 1707 Dec. 24 to 1709 July 23, during which time he was a prisoner in France: at the rate of 20s. a day57800
to be paid to James Anderson to complete his full subsistence as Quarter Master of Dragoons from 1706 Sept. 4 (at which time he was made prisoner in Spain) to 1709 Dec. 22: at the rate of 4s. 2d. a day after deducting 154l. 13s. 0½d. advanced to him abroad961111½
to be paid to Major Bragard to complete his subsistence as late Major and Capt. in the late Col. Magny's Regiment from 1708 Dec. 24 to 1709 Dec. 22, during which time he was a prisoner in France19176
to be paid to Ensign Facheux for completing his subsistence as late Ensign in the said Regiment for the said time, during which he was likewise a prisoner in France; as by the Queen's warrant of Jan. 29 last47117
for fees paid at the Exchequer on the sum of 145,215l. 13s. 7d. received there on this order [for 234,974l. 10s. 10½d. for extraordinaries of the war] for the service of the year 1710: at one penny per pound60513
for completing the half pay of several Officers en second to the 22 Dec. 17091,250126
for two months' half pay from Dec. 23 last to Feb. 23 last to Officers en second1,366118
for completing the subsistence of the Earl of Portmore's and Brigadier Whiteman's Regiments to the time they were removed from the Establishment of [the British Forces in] Spain and Portugal: this in lieu of the like sum (part of the said extraordinaries) to answer bills of exchange drawn from Alicante by Major Gen. Richards et al2,00000
in further part of 12,490l. for bounty money for the volunteers and impressed men raised pursuant to the late Recruiting Act [7 Anne, c. 2], being 40s. each man over and above the levy money charged to the several Regiments114138
£93,36310
Disposition Book XX, pp. 131–3.
Mar. 17.Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's March 12 inst. made upon reading a petition from the Governor and Company of Merchants of Eastland setting forth that they have reason to apprehend that great difficulties may be put upon their trade into the Baltic Sea during the present war between the Northern Crowns and therefore praying the Queen to grant such passes for their ships trading thither as are consonant with the several Treaties between the Crown of England and the said Northern Crowns. The Queen therefore hereby orders that passes be granted to ships trading into the northern seas and to Hamburg according to the forms attached hereto [missing] pursuant to the said Treaties. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 271–2.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Lancelot Whitehall, late collector of Deal port, shewing that upon an information of seizure in the Exchequer Court against one Richard Richardson, merchant, for collusive trading a cargo of French wines imported in a Dutch vessel called the Town of Rotterdam taken by a pretended privateer belonging to the said Richardson, the same was condemned in the Admiralty and appraised at 3,800l., one moiety of which the petitioner Whitehall alleges to have [been] paid into the Exchequer; but Richardson being absconded petitioner is likely to be disappointed of the other moiety and [similarly for] several others since condemned unless he can have relief towards same out of a debt of 2,000l. owing to said Richardson in the Transport Office, the bills for which are now in course of payment but not in Richardson's name: therefore praying to be heard before payment thereof, petitioner having been to near 1,500l. expense in the matter. Reference Book VIII, p. 397.
Mar. 18.Letter of direction for 200l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Disposition Book XX, p. 134.
William Lowndes to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance. You have acquainted the Lord Treasurer that the Bank of England has agreed to take the 36,000l. tallies and orders on the twelfth 4s. Aid [the 1709 Land Tax for the services of the year 1710 as by the Act 8 Anne, c. 1] remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance and payable after 1,602,502l. 5s. 9½d. [charged thereon and as and when realisable] at par with interest to commence from Feb. 23 last. The Lord Treasurer agrees thereto and desires you to order your Treasurer to assign same to the Bank accordingly and he will direct interest thereon accordingly. The said sum is to be placed to account as follows:
£
to the head of Sea Services of the Office of Ordnance and is to complete 104,000l. for the proportion to that head out of the funds anno 170925,750
to land services of same in further part of 180,000l. for said year10,250
£36,000
Ibid.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Please deliver to John Knap and John Garway (two of the creditors of the Royal Africa Company) the Attorney General's report on their petition and the papers thereto: which report was sent to you Dec. 30 last, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 482. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 169.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Charles Shales, goldsmith, on his father's accounts as late Commissary General of Provisions in Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 52.