Warrant Book
May 1710, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: May 1710, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. 288-300. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85740 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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May 1710

May 11.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] in the name of one Capt. John Edwards touching the collusive practices of privateers and the abuses in the disposing of wines taken by them. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 185.
Same to Mr. Spencer Compton. It is the Queen's pleasure that Capt. Crow ("whose petition [missing] I send you enclosed") should have some relief in his present necessitous condition. Please examine into his allegations and report what is fit to be done. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer recommends you to employ John Battie of Sheffield in Yorkshire as a collector of the new Duties on Candles: he being well recommended to his Lordship. Ibid., p. 186.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Hamilton for the office of Receiver General for North Britain of the Duties on clerks, apprentices &c. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed [proposal] [missing] proposing a method of reforming proceedings on Penal Statutes and Popular Actions in the Queen's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer.
Likewise on a letter from the Board of Ordnance about appointing Commissioners for settling the claims of several proprietors of lands [which are] to be purchased for the better fortifying of Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich; and the conveyances requisite to be made for vesting the same in the Crown. Ibid., p. 187.
Same to the Governor of Scilly to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Peter Delom proposing to settle himself and family in the island of Scilly and to establish there a business (which he keeps now as a secret) which he alleges will be of great advantage to the people there. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the petition [missing] of a number of poor petitioners who style themselves the widows of seamen cast away in the great storm anno 1703 and who importune my Lord Treasurer for relief. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the further petition of Samuell Shepherd et al. for stay of prosecution, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 449. Reference Book VIII, p. 337.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Daniel Peck shewing that his estate and effects (extended for a Salt Duty debt) having not yet been sold the [Salt] Commissioners have agreed to his having his liberty on condition of paying the debt on the 25th March 1711: that upon stating the said account he is charged with 170l. 14s. 0d. for interest "to that day" and with 432l. 0s. 2½d. law charges and is required to give a release of errors: therefore prays that he may be discharged on payment of the principal money due at date and a reasonable part of law charges. Ibid., p. 404.
May 11.Same to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Warters of the petition of Mark Bingham shewing that he was employed by said Dodd and Warters, officers of the Admiralty, as their agent for London and Rochester and that greatest part of his time has been taken up by continually taking care of all ships that came into the river and particularly the Lord High Admiral's share of the Vigo booty, without receiving any satisfaction: therefore praying some reasonable reward. Ibid., p. 405.
William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, to report on the demand by Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Exchequer, England, for 970l. 3s. 6d. for weights and measures sent into Scotland upon the Union. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 165.
May
[? 12].
Establishment under the royal sign manual of the General and Staff Officers appointed to attend the present Expedition under the command of Lord Shannon: to commence as from May 1 inst.: viz. a Commander in Chief 10l. a day; two Aides de Camp each 10s. a day; a Major General 2l. a day; one Aide de Camp 10s. a day; a Brigadier 1l. 10s. 0d. a day; a Major of Brigade, Adjutant and Quarter Master General, Physician, Chirurgeon, Secretary to the General, Judge Advocate, Provost (with two men): each at 10s. a day; total establishment 6,752l. 10s. 0d., making with 2,000l. for Contingencies upon account 8,752l. 10s. 0d. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 287.
May 12.Same for a Regiment of Foot commanded by Lieut. Gen. Thomas Farrington: to commence as from June 25 next, from which date all former Establishments relating to the said Regiment are to cease.
Field and Staff Officers: Colonel as Colonel, Lieut. Col. as Lieut. Col., Major as Major, Chaplain, Adjutant, Quarter Master, Chirurgeon and one mate.
Twelve Companies each of a Captain, Lieutenant, Ensign, three Sergeants, three Corporals, two Drummers and 56 private soldiers.
One Company of Granadiers: Captain, two Lieutenants, three Sergeants, three Corporals, two Drummers, 56 Granadiers: total Establishment 42l. 10s. 0d. per diem or 15,512l. 10s. 0d. per an.
Ibid., p. 288.
June 20.
[? erratum
for
May 12].
The like for a Regiment of Foot commanded by Francis, Marquis de Montandre: to commence and take place from June 25 inst., and to supersede all former Establishments of this Regiment: being 11 Companies of 50 privates each and one Company of Granadiers of 50 privates: total Establishment 36l. 2s. 2d. per diem or 13,179l. 10s. 10d. per an. Ibid., p. 289.
May 12.The like for a Regiment of Foot commanded by Archibald, Earl of Ilay: being exactly as the last above. Ibid., p. 290.
The like for a Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Thomas Moor: as from same date: being 11 Companies of 59 privates each and one Company of Granadiers of 59 privates: total Establishment 39l. 15s. 8d. per diem or 14,520l. 18s. 4d. per an. Ibid., p. 291.
June 12.
[? erratum
for
May 12].
Establishment for a Regiment of Foot commanded by Lord Mark Kerr: as from June 25: being for 11 Companies of 56 privates and one Company of Granadiers of 56 privates: total Establishment 39l. 8s. 2d. per diem or 14,384l. 0s. 10d. per annum. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 292.
May 12.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners concerning keeping separate accounts for and bringing in the arrears of the funds for making good certain Deficiencies. By the Act of 1 Anne, c. 7, for making good Deficiencies and for preserving the Public Credit, the following Duties and Impositions are continued from 1 July 1706 to 1 Aug. 1710 viz.:
the subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage.
the Impositions on wines, vinegar, tobacco and East India goods.
the Additional Impositions.
the Duties on whale fins.
Please take care that all the officers of the Customs concerned be very exact in keeping an account of the moneys payable under the abovesaid Act which shall come to their hands from and after the 31st July 1710, separate and apart from the moneys due for the same Duties which by another Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 27], are continued from that date to 1st Aug. 1712 for other purposes: and that in the returns from the outports to the Receiver General of Customs in London they distinguish their money accordingly, so that the said Receiver General may pay the same into the Exchequer separately for the respective uses to which they are appropriated. All officers are to use their best diligence in hastening in the said arrears. As soon as possible after the last day of July 1710 you are to send an account of the sums standing out upon bonds or otherwise on the said Duties and Impositions. (The like letter dated May 16 to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland.) Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 186. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 166.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Peter Pineau, late master of the Queen Anne, merchantman; praying to be acquitted of her Majesty's part of a seizure of 16l. Reference Book VIII, p. 404.
William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to report on the enclosed royal warrant [missing] for granting and conveying to the Earl of Seafield in the usual manner several lands in North Britain. What method may best be used in perfecting the same ? Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 168.
May 13.Royal letters patent appointing Sir Robert Raymund to be Solicitor General. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 267.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign 50,000l. in loans on Land Tax anno 1710 to such persons as will be willing to advance at par thereon or as will not dispose thereof at a discount to the prejudice of the public credit; being the 50,000l. issued to you Feb. 22 last in such loans as in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. granted for the service of the Troops in Spain and Portugal anno 1710. The said sum is to be applied to the subsistence of the said Forces. On your sending to the Lord Treasurer the said orders with your assignments [endorsed] thereon orders will be given to the Exchequer for 6 per cent. interest thereon. Disposition Book XX, p. 163.
May 13.Same to same to apply as follows the 150,000l. issued to you at the Exchequer April 19 last out of the loans to be made by James Craggs on the Continued Impositions anno 1710: viz.
£
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 6d. for the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
to said James Craggs for the value in four bills of exchange drawn by him April 19 last upon Abraham Stanyan Esq., her Majesty's Envoy in Switzerland for 512,820 lires 10 sch. each [bill] payable at Genoa 21, 30 and 40 [days] after sight in current money of that place and by you [Brydges] endorsed to William Chetwynd, her Majesty's Resident at Genoa, for the services of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia, making together 410,256 2/3 Pieces of Eight and in sterling at the rate of 58½ pence sterling per Piece of Eight100,000
in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1710.
to the said Craggs for the value in two bills of exchange drawn by him 19 April last on the said Stanyan for 512,820 lires 10 sch. each bill, payable at Genoa 21 days after sight in current money of that place and by you [Brydges] endorsed to John Chetwynd, her Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, upon account of the extraordinary subsidy payable to the said Duke for the present year 1710, making together 205,128 1/5 pieces of Eight and in sterling at the rate of 58½ pence sterling per piece of Eight50,000
£150,000
Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for an additional allowance of 10l. per an. to John Pearce, waiter and searcher at Manningtree, on the Establishment of the port of Harwich, he having only 20l. per an. salary and 10l. by incidents for keeping a horse and the business of his station being much increased since the river Stour is made navigable pursuant to the late Act of Parliament [4–5 Anne, c. 2].
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 285.
Treasury reference to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Warters of the petition of Richard Deacon and Thomas Trevers, mariners, shewing that they left their wives and families in Holland and came here and caused the ship Susanna Maria to be seized which was condemned and sold May 4 inst. for 63l.; that coming upon the said service their goods are all lost and they have attended seven months at their own cost: therefore pray some reward for their service. Reference Book VIII, p. 404.
May 13.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a piece of ground in Whitehall in order to a lease thereof to the Duke of Richmond.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Duke's request, praying a lease thereof free to repair and build on, and (in case Whitehall be rebuilt) to have compensation for such building up to 3,000l. "and if her Majesty would have no new buildings erected there" then praying to have a grant of the house which was the Duchess of Richmond's. But Richmond House now being employed for her Majesty's service he desires a report as to the first request only, which is for the old buildings, yards and garden which he is now in possession of by her Majesty's favour and the passages leading to and from the same, on part of which he would build a new house to live in fronting towards the Privy Garden and [would] repair and support the kitchen and other offices and buildings already erected for his accommodation. The premises ought to be resumable to the Crown in case Whitehall Palace comes to be rebuilt. There must be a reserve rent of [at least] 20l. per an. to answer the Civil List Act [1 Anne, c. 1]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 95–6.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to employ William Wood as a tidewaiter at Montrose loco William Shaw dismissed.
Ro[bert] Campbell as Comptroller and Surveyor of Ayr loco Andrew Crawford deceased.
William Stewart as tidewaiter at Kirkcaldy loco William Clarkson dismissed.
Ja. Thompson as tidewaiter at Inverness loco Ja. Ogilvie who refuses to serve.
Ralph Layland as boatman at Montrose loco Robt. Gordon removed.
John Aver as tidesurveyor at Kirkcaldy loco Alex. Bell dismissed.
Ja. Young as Comptroller and Surveyor at Dumfries loco William Coleman dismissed. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 173.
May 14.Money order for 500l. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for half a year to 1709 Lady day on his pension in lieu of his logwood pension. Order Book VII, p. 430.
May 15.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to Robert Walpole Esq., Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated May 19 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 19.) (Money order dated May 19 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 268. Money Book XX, p. 281. Order Book VII, p. 413.
May 15
and 30.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for an annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. to Col. John Hill: out of the Post Office: as from 1710 Lady day during the joint lives of the Queen and the said Hill.
In the margin: cancelled and replaced by a similar warrant dated May 30 inst. but with the change that the grant is for 99 years terminable on the life of the Queen [see infra, p. 370]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 268–9, 280–1.
May 15.Same to same for a same for a new commission of Excise: the new Commissioners to be William Strong, George Townsend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvell, Edward Noell, Christopher Montague, Sir William Gifford Kt., Nicholas Pollixfen and Whitlock Bulstrode: they also to manage the Duties on Candles as granted in the last Session of Parliament: with 800l. per an. salary each: and it is hereby directed that the words whereby the approval of the Lord Treasurer is requisite for the payment by the said Commissioners of the incident charges of the officers of Excise be omitted from this commission. Ibid., pp. 269–71.
Same to Sir James Montague, Attorney General, to discharge by acknowledging satisfaction upon record of the fine of 10l. set upon Edward Dalton at the Sessions at Hicks Hall in 1707–8 Jan. 12 for a riot and assault upon Thomas Mitchell, for which he has lain a prisoner in Newgate Gaol for three years. Ibid., pp. 271–2.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. to John Thorowkettle for 1710 Lady day quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs.
Allowance by same of said Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. for same quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Lord High Treasurer. Money Book XX, p. 280.
Order by same to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's May 11 made upon reading a report from the Customs Commissioners [England] on the petition of John Gordon Esq. [and] Thomas Coutts merchant, in behalf of themselves and others concerned in the ships as follows which arrived in Scotland from the Baltic several months ago and have performed quarantine and their crews being in perfect health viz. the Alexander alias the Stoor, Erick Stoor master; the Elizabeth of Aberdeen, Alexander master; and the St. Jonnes of Konsback [Konigsberg], Burgie Torson master. The said ships are hereby to be discharged from further restraint. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 286–7.
Commission by same to Thomas Chapman to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses [for Co. Herts] loco Thomas Crossfield deceased. (Warrant dated May 24 by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Herts to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Chapman as from 1710 May 15.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 152, 209.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay to Col. John Cavalier and the rest of the French officers specified in the royal warrant of April 26 last, supra, p. 259, so much as their allowances (amounting in all to 2l. 5s. 0d. a day) amount to from the day they were put out of pay to 1710 Lady day. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 189.
Same to same to pay 100l. to Sir Gilbert Dolben, one of the Justices of Common Pleas in Ireland: being the sum which would have been paid him had he gone on last Lent Circuit, which he was prevented doing by reason the sickness continuing long on him he was prevented from going into Ireland in time enough to go the said circuit, "there being a clause in the Establishment which saves to the Crown the allowance of those that do not go the circuit." Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 189–90.
May 15.Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to insert on the Military Establishment of Ireland an allowance of 5s. a day to Major Michael Shanley as half pay as a Major of Foot: as from Lady day last: during pleasure: in consideration of his services and many wounds. Ibid., p. 191.
Same to same for a like allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to Martha Mercier, widow of Claudius Mercier, late Lieutenant of Galway's Regiment of Horse: from same date: during pleasure: in consideration of his services and of the mean circumstances she and her family are left in. Ibid.
Same to same to pay Sir William Strickland his salary of 1,000l. per an. as one of the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland, from the date of the royal warrant of July 25 last to Sept. 12 last: the said warrant having ordered a great seal for his appointment as such, but the said great seal only bears date Sept. 12 last. Ibid., p. 192.
Same to same to take back from John Povey and John Carter, her Majesty's Serjeants at Arms in Ireland, their old maces and to cause same to be melted and new made and returned to them: causing the charge thereof to be defrayed out of Concordatums. Ibid., pp. 192–3.
Same to same to place on the present and all future [Civil] Establishments of Ireland 50l. per an. each to the ministers of two new churches built [in Dublin] for the poor French refugees: the heads of the French Congregation in Dublin having represented the low condition they are in and that an allowance is made by the Crown of 50l. per an. each to the ministers of two French churches there and that the numbers of the said refugees increasing they have been obliged to build two other churches, for the ministers of which they pray the like allowance: same is hereby to be paid from Lady day last: during pleasure. Ibid., p. 193.
May 16.Royal sign manual for 400l. to Charles Whitworth, Minister at the Court of Czar of Muscovy: without account: out of Civil List moneys: "we being graciously pleased to allow the same towards defraying certain extraordinary expenses he hath been at by our special command as our Minister at the said Court." (Money warrant dated May 24 hereon.) (Money order dated May 26 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 272. Money Book XX, p. 284. Order Book VII, p. 415. Disposition Book XX, p. 171.
Money warrant for 1,906l. 2s. 0d. to Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote and Henry Fermor, the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills, as imprest and upon account for the premiums and other charges in the circulating the said Bills in accordance with the late Act for Continuing Several Impositions &c. [7 Anne, c. 31] which Act appropriated said impositions &c. towards discharging the premiums and other charges in the circulating the old Exchequer Bills therein mentioned. The present warrant is to be satisfied by loans to be made by said Trustees on credit of the Land Tax 1710. Money Book XX, pp. 278–9. Order Book VII, p. 411.
May 16.Same for 376l. to Christian Cole for 188 days 1709 March 25 to Sept. 29 on his ordinary as her Majesty's Secretary at Venice. Money Book XX, p. 279. Order Book VII, p. 427. Disposition Book XX, p. 188.
Same for 300l. to Francis Sorrell and Robert George (Georges) (whom the Managers of the 1710 Lottery have chosen for their Secretaries) for and towards the incident expenses of executing the Act for said Lottery [8 Anne, c. 10]; without account. Money Book XX, pp. 279–280. Order Book VII, p. 426.
Letter of direction for 27,093l. 19s. 11¾d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Duty on Candles anno 1710 [as by 8 Anne, c. 5]: (for which loans the orders are to be drawn without interest): and is to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the Navy as shall be appointed [by the Lord Treasurer]. Disposition Book XX, p. 164.
William Lowndes to said Walpole to raise 27,000l. on the tallies levied Dec. 10 last on the Land Tax anno 1710, the same being now [able] to be disposed of at par; and to apply same to the payment of wages to seamen, "whereof the Marquess of Carmarthen and Sir Stafford Fairbone to Xmas 1709 to be part." Interest is to commence on the orders from the date of the advance of the money to you. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 1,500l. to the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is to satisfy bills drawn from Holland for French wine bought there for her Majesty's service. Ibid.
[?]William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to apply as follows 6,000l. out of the moneys which you have received at the Exchequer upon the tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1709 which were put into your hands Dec. 23 last viz.:
£
in part of 553,845l. 14s. 4d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1709.
for the King of Portugal on his subsidy for the year 17096,000
Ibid.
May 16.Same to same. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your memorial of the 15th inst. in which you propose to apply or dispose of 72,832l. 2s. 9¾d. of the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the funds of the year 1709 viz. 23,697l. 16s. 3½d. on Malt and Mum 1709 and 49,134l. 6s. 6¼d. on the Reversionary Funds in the General Mortgage anno 1709 with interest to commence thereon with a retropect as from 1709 Nov. 24, Dec. 24, and 1709–10 Feb. 23 for different portions thereof: the proceeds are to be applied to services as follows as proposed in your said memorial:
£s.d.
in part of 553,845l. 14s. 4d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1709.
for the King of Portugal on his subsidy for the year 170911,2059
for the King of Prussia on his same in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional Forces anno 1709.12,50000
for the net offreckonings of the Subject Troops of this body to the 23 Dec. 17097,26816
in part of 301,748l. 7s. 11¼d. for extraordinary charges of the war anno 1709.
for her Majesty's share of extra forage and carriages provided for the Forces in Flanders in the winter of 1708: as in full of 50,000l.5,479166
for her Majesty's share of the extra forage of the Danish and Hanover Troops annis 1707 and 1708: in full of 8,959l. 8s. 0d.1,34070
for levy money of German recruits sent to Catalonia: in full of 32,335l.6,8611210¾
for the pay of the Officers en second: in full of 31,360l. 7s. 8d.26,53098
for pay of the Lieut. Governor and other officers of the Garrison of the Castle of St. Phillip in Port Mahon1,6451010
£41,8571611½
On your sending the said orders to the Treasury with your assignments thereupon expressing the interest of the different times of commencement as aforesaid, the Lord Treasurer will give warrants to the Exchequer for paying such interest. Disposition Book XX, p. 165.
May 16.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petitions and case [missing] of John Newman. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 188.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of works at Mr. [Edmund] Dunche's lodgings [as Master of the Household] "in the old part [of St. James's]": at an estimate of 984l. 3s. 10½d. from the Board of Works: and likewise for same "in additional buildings" to a like estimate of 1,277l. 6s. 9½d.
The like for the performance of works in Windsor Castle and the Garden there: to an estimate of 348l. 6s. 8d. from the Board of Works. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 19.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 400l. to William Hamill, gent., as royal bounty: for the reasons mentioned in the said Hamill's petition. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 187.
May 16.Same dated same [to the Secretary for Scotland] for a commission to be passed under the seal appointed in lieu of the Great Seal of Scotland to appoint George Tilson as Auditor of the Excise in Scotland: during pleasure: with the salary of 200l. per an. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 167–8.
May 17.Privy seal for 3l. a day to Robert Jackson for his ordinary as Resident at the Court of the King of Sweden. The allowance to him directed by the privy seal of 1708 Sept. 22 as Commissary at Stockholm is hereby to cease. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 284.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Ambrose Crawley praying that the ships Anne and Elizabeth lately arrived at Newcastle with stores for her Majesty's Navy may be allowed to unlade without performing quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 188.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's May 14 for leave to the ship Happy Return of Greenock, Jo. Love master, to unlade, she having been detained under quarantine since October last and all her crew being in perfect health. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 288.
Fresh reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Capt. Ash ut supra, p. 261. Reference Book VIII, p. 401.
Treasury reference to same of the incidents account of the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills, to wit, for one year from 1709 April 27, "in which is included fees &c. that must be paid in the several Offices for passing the [said Trustees'] final account that will determine on the 24th June 1710." Ibid., p. 404.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Sankey praying to be admitted deputy to Richard Moreton, a Queen's waiter [London port]; petitioner being duly qualified for the business of a landwaiter. Ibid.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, of the petition of Robert Bannatyne and David Grahame, macers of the Court of Exchequer in North Britain, setting forth that they purchased their places of [macers in] the Privy Council and Exchequer during their lives, the salary whereof to each was 50l. per an. and the perquisites 100l. more: but since the removal of the Privy Council in that kingdom they have been deprived "thereof": therefore praying consideration of their case. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 185.
Same to same of the petition of Eupham Johnstoun (sister of James Johnstoun Esq.), Martha Johnstoun et al., shewing that for these four last reigns they had pensions from the Crown founded in equity as will appear by the several grants; that they have received debentures for what was in arrear [thereon] at the time of the Union; but since the Union they have had neither money nor debentures, though those pensions are all they have to subsist on: therefore praying that same may be continued and paid. Ibid.
May 18.Royal sign manual for 772l. 5s. 0d. to John Anstis to be paid over to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, for an eleventh volume of the Foedera as follows: viz.£s.d.
for transcribing an eleventh volume of 'Leagues and Treaties,' extracted by him from ancient records and for printing 250 volumes thereof according to articles of agreement between said Anstis, Rymer and Aunsham Churchill50000
for binding5000
for the increase of 78 sheets in the 6th, 7th, 8th 9th and 10th volumes more than their contract for 200 sheets in each volume19500
[Exchequer] fees on the money2750
£77250
(Money warrant dated June 5 hereon.) (Money order dated June 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 272. Order Book VII, p. 422. Disposition Book XX, p. 174.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir John Talbott, the surviving Trustee for sale of Fee Farm Rents of the Crown, to rectify the misnomer of Edelington for Edmonton in the contract dated 1672 Aug. 29 with Joseph and Nathaniel Hornby (who by indenture dated 1673 March 26 assigned to the petitioner herein Dr. Richard Blackbourn, Dr. of Physic), for a sale of a fee farm rent of 5l. 4s. 9d. charged on a grant by Edward VI. 7 March 1549–50 to William, Earl of Pembroke, of certain messuages and lands in Edelington and Tottenham, parcel of the late Priories of St. Helen's [London] and Clerkenwell.
Prefixing: (1) Report by Auditor Thomas Jett dated 1708 Dec. 10 on the case. It appears by several enrolments that Edelington and Edmonton are both one and the same place, "but I apprehend that in the writing over the particulars in order to the said Trustees' conveying and selling the said rent there was an omission of Tottenham."
(2) Report by Sir James Montague, Attorney General, dated 1708 April 23 on same. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 99–100.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Bayley praying a stamper's place. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 188.
May 19.Royal warrant dated Kensington [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal for a grant to John Ellis to be Solicitor of Excise in place of Whitlock Bulstrode whose commission is hereby revoked: with the salary of 200l. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 273.
Royal sign manual for 322l. to James Anderson gent., 300l. thereof in further consideration of his pains and charges in a work in which he was employed by the Parliament of Scotland relating to charters, seals, coins and medals: and 22l. for the Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant dated May 22 hereon.) (Money order dated May 25 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 274, 275. Order Book VII, p. 416. Disposition Book XX, p. 171.
Same for 1,100l. to Hugh Boscawen, Warden of the Stannaries: as her Majesty's free gift and royal bounty as well for his charges and expenses of his journey into Cornwall and Devon whither he went in order to the holding a Parliament or Convocation of Tinners in those counties as for his service in that affair. (Money warrant dated June 1 hereon.) (Money order dated June 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 14 hereon, for same to be paid out of loans to be made by said Boscawen himself on credit of the Queen's tin.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 274. Money Book XX, p. 290. Order Book VII, p. 424. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
May 19.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Godolphin for payment of 500l. per an. to the General Assembly of the Church in Scotland: out of land rents and casualties in Scotland applicable to the Civil Government there: as a suitable allowance for defraying the charges of their church affairs and the salaries of their officers: to commence as from 24 June 1709: being granted upon several memorials in behalf of the General Assembly representing the allowances formerly made to them "by us and our royal predecessors." For the future the said allowance is to be esteemed as part of the Establishment of salaries and allowances in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 169.
May 20.William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to apply as follows out of the 60,000l. which the Bank of England have agreed to advance on a deposit of tallies to the amount of 70,000l., being part of the 175,154l. 10s. 4d. tallies issued to you at the Exchequer April 19 last for the service of the Forces in Spain and Portugal:
£s.d.
in part of 1,126, 035l. 16s. 2d. for the said Forces anno 1710.
to answer bills of exchange drawn upon you by William Chetwynd, her Majesty's Resident at Genoa, for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia20,00000
to answer other bills of exchange drawn by said Chetwynd for corn sent to Barcelona and consigned to her Majesty's Commissary General for the use of the Forces there, her Majesty being to be reimbursed the charge thereof by placing the same to the accounts of the respective Regiments to whom the said corn shall be distributed25,31370
to answer bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Mead, the Deputy Paymaster at Barcelona, for value taken up by him there for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia6,601126
to answer a bill of exchange drawn April 12 last, new style, by Col. St. Leger de Bacalan payable to Sir William Hodges the 16th May inst. for value taken up from Arthur and Crean of Madrid for the use of the English Officers and soldiers, prisoners at Burgos: to wit for the month of April last908185
£52,8231711
Disposition Book XX, p. 167.
May 20.William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your assigning 8,000l. of the tallies remaining in your hands on the General Mortgage for the service of the year 1709 and applying same to the following uses as proposed in your memorial of the 8th inst.: viz.
£
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1709.
for Mr. John Hudson on his contracts for forage for the year 17092,000
for Monsieur Pangards and Robins on their contracts for forage for the same year6,000
£8,000
Interest on the said assignments is to commence from the 19th May inst. and on your sending to my Lord the orders with your assignments thereon, warrant will be given to the Exchequer for such interest accordingly. Disposition Book XX, p. 168.
Letter of direction for 500l. to Robert Jackson, who lately resided for her Majesty's service at Stockholm: upon an order lately signed by the Lord Treasurer for part of the arrears due on said Jackson's ordinary. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Postmaster General [of England] to draft a commission to pass the privy seal of Scotland to appoint you to be Postmaster General in North Britain in accordance with your memorial of April 28 last representing that this is necessary in order to your being fully empowered to have the management of the posts there. Ibid., p. 167. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 170.