Warrant Book
January 1712, 1-10

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'Warrant Book: January 1712, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. 92-107. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85952 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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January 1712

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
1711–12.
Jan. 1.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 10l. each to Lady Mary Mordington and Elizabeth Newman: as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 401.
Money order for 400l. to Robert Benson for 1711 Xmas quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites as Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer. Order Book VIII, p. 136. Disposition Book XXI, p. 209.
Same for 10l. to Peter Le Neve, senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for same quarter on his salary for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Order Book VIII, p. 136.
Letter of direction for 59,375l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans now in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1712: and is for services as follows: viz.
£
for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders, being to answer to Sir John Lambert and others the value in their bills on Amsterdam at 2½ usance and on Antwerp at sight at 10 guilders 13 stivers. 50,000
on account of subsidies to the Allies, viz. to the King of Denmark 9,375
£59,375
Disposition Book XXI, p. 208.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has given two months' leave of absence to James Heymans, surveyor of the wine tasters. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 81.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of Imprests to attend the Lord Treasurer on Thursday next with your report on Mr. Brydges' memorial sent to you the 17th ult. concerning his extraordinaries. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer next Thursday: also enclosing a letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer by Richard Yackes of Hull about Mr. Calthrop, late Receiver General for Co. Lincoln. Please enquire as to same. Ibid., p. 82.
Jan. 1.Same to Mr. Howe. The Lord Treasurer desires to speak with you or Mr. Merryl, your deputy, on Thursday about applying the money now remaining in the hands of the Receiver of Customs in Scotland to the subsistence of the Troops there. Please report on the enclosed Orders and Instructions [missing] framed by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts for the better regulating the business of Chelsea Hospital and the outpensioners thereof. Ibid.
Jan. 1, 9,
11, 12, 16,
18, 21, 23,
26, 28.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Page (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port) as a ditto in the superior list, Ibid., loco Edward Broadhurst, deceased.
Roger Scattergood to succeed said Page in the inferior list.
Robert Strong as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco John Sutton, deceased.
Jeremy Ryley (a same, Ibid.) as a tidesman in the superior list, Ibid., loco Ambrose Bewick, deceased.
Richard Ewer to succeed said Ryley in the inferior list.
Stephen Blizard as a noontender, London port, loco. Robert Hazard, deceased.
Mathew Ham as a watchman, London port, loco John Waties, deceased.
William Kiplin (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port) as a tidesman in the superior list, Ibid., loco Thomas Lines, deceased.
Robert Price to succeed said Kiplin in the inferior list.
Anthony Clerk, the cheque clerk at Bristol, to have 10l. a year for taking and sending up the accounts of that port.
William Salis as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port.
William Crump as a boatman at Dover.
John Hudson as a tidesman at Whitehaven.
Robert Maris as a boatman at Hull.
Joseph Tremayn as a tidesman at Bideford.
Evan Hughs as a watchman, London port.
Edmund Jewell as waiter and searcher at Heacham and Brancaster in Wells port loco John Whietson, deceased.
Bartholomew Whiteside as a tidesman and boatman at Whitehaven loco James Curtis, deceased.
William Crosthwait as riding officer at Milan [Millom] in Whitehaven port loco said Whiteside.
William Mynatt as a landwaiter in London port loco Adam Brown, who has relinquished.
Robert Eden (Surveyor of Sunderland port) as Surveyor of Portsmouth port loco Gilbert Poulson, dismissed.
Thomas Stoddart (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port) as a same in the superior list loco Edward Jones, deceased.
Beckingham Jackson to succeed said Stoddart in the inferior list.
Richard Haywood as a landwaiter, Bideford port, loco John Fortescue, who cannot attend his duty.
Ellis Veryard as surveyor of Sunderland port loco Robert Eden, preferred as above.
Francis Watson as a boatman at Shields in Newcastle port loco William Grasten [? Gratten], deceased.
Richard Steward as boatman at Deal loco Richard Mold.
David Lawrence as a tidesman in the superior list, London port.
Thomas Brooks as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port.
Robert Sutton as a same in the superior list, Ibid.
Ja. Elliot as a same in the inferior list, Ibid. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 385, 375, 381, 388, 389, 390, 391.
Jan. 1. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. The Lord Treasurer approves of your care in viewing and securing Mr. Graydon's cash upon the news of his death and the method that has been taken of carrying on his receipt till appointment of his successor. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 288.
Jan. 2. Thomas Harley to Charles Cæsar, Navy Treasurer to assign to the Bank of England the 100,000l. directed Dec. 22 last [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 601] to be issued to you at the Exchequer out of loans to be made by yourself on Land Tax 1712. The said assignment is to be in satisfaction of 100,000l. which you received from the Bank for the service of the Navy and Victualling Nov. 6 last, for security of which you were directed to deposit with the Bank 110,000l. tallies on Malt anno 1711. The Lord Treasurer therefore directs that on depositing the said Land Tax tallies as above you take care that the said malt tallies be reassigned to you and that the interest for the said 100,000l. loan be stated and agreed between you and the Bank, both sets of tallies carrying the same interest, to wit 6 per cent. The said statement of interest is to be laid before the Lord Treasurer to be paid and allowed in the usual manner. Disposition Book XXI, p. 226.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on Mr. Brydger's letter, enclosed [missing], received by the Lord Treasurer from the Admiralty complaining of abuses committed by those employed by Mr. Collins in cutting down masts in the woods in New England. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 82.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Davis as collector of Southwold port loco Mr. Kettelby.
Prefixing: report of said Commissioners on the petition of said Davis. We are satisfied of his ability from a certificate of the Examiners of the outport collectors' accounts and from a certificate of the surveyors and landwaiters of London port; which certificates we annex [missing]. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 381.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of the Earl of Lauderdale shewing that he pays to her Majesty for the Lordship of Lauderdale, Haltoun and Glassery some Blench, Retour, Taxtward and Nonentrie Duties which in all amount to 274l. 18s. 11d. sterling; and praying a discharge and exoneration of the said Duties, "the like favour having been always granted by the Crown to his ancestors." Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 289.
Jan. 3. Money warrant for 875l. to the Commissioners for Stating the Public Accounts (Henry Bertie, Geo. Lockhart, Salway Winnington, Fra. Annesley, Thos. Lister, William Shippen and Henry Campion as by the Act of last Session, 9 Anne, c. 18) for one quarter due to them at Xmas 1711 on their 3,500l. for their care and pains, which sum is appropriated to them in another Act of last Session, 9 Anne, c. 16, for Licensing Hackney Coaches. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 404. Order Book VIII, p. 135.
Jan. 3. Same for 35l. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Keeper of Cranburne Chase in Windsor Forest, for 1¾ years from 1710 Lady day for his expense in providing hay for the deer within the said Chase. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.)
In the margin: the Earl of Ranelagh dying before this money could be received the warrant was cancelled and another signed for paying the same to the underkeepers of Cranborne Chase. See under date May 7, infra, p. 270. Money Book XXI, p. 405. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Auditor Thomas Jett to make forth a debenture on the Receiver concerned, for paying to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, 170l. 6s. 8d. for 14 years 1697 Sept, 29 to 1711 Sept. 29 on his fee of 8d. a day as Keeper of Cranburne Chase.
Prefixing: report by said Jett to Treasurer Oxford dated 1711 Dec. 4. Upon examining the old views in my Office I find that the respective fees of 40s. per an. as steward and 4l. per an. as bailiff of the manors of Clewer and Clewer Brocas claimed by the said Earl are ancient fees, but have not been paid since the year 1663, the rents of the said manors being alienated from the Crown and no courts held there since that time. There is a fee of 8d. a day due to the Keeper of Cranburne Chase and Lodge which was duly paid out of the rents of the Honor and Castle of Windsor to Michaelmas 1697, at which time the rents of the said Honour and Castle were alienated from the Crown. "But if your Lordship shall be pleased to gratify the petitioner the Few Rents which have since been surrendered will be sufficient to satisfy the said fee of 8 pence per diem." Money Book XXI, p. 405–6.
Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay the fees as follows craved by several persons on moneys paid and imprested to the said Compton in the year from Xmas 1710 to Xmas 1711: viz.
£ s. d.
Lord Halifax [as Auditor of the Receipt] for himself and his clerk 101 0 0
Henry Pelham [as Clerk of the Pells] for himself and his clerk 50 0 0
the Secretaries at the Treasury 50 0 0
Christopher Tilson for himself and other clerks at the Treasury 40 0 0
Spencer Compton, a year's allowance for a clerk 100 0 0
Paul Jodrell his bill for [making copies of the House of Commons'] Votes for her Majesty's use from 24 April 1707 to 12 June 1711 37 13 0
Edward Godfrey, bill for fees disbursed by him to the Tellers of the Exchequer for moneys received by said Compton and other fees and contingent charges to Xmas 1711 681 1 0
Charles Bint and Thomas Boniface for a year's allowance to Xmas 1711, being employed in her Majesty's service for carrying the [House of Commons &c.] Votes and other business, as hath been usually allowed: 60l. 16s. 8d. to each 121 13 4
£1,181 7 4
Money Book XXI, p. 408.
Jan. 3. Money order for 97l. 18s. 4d. to Edward Jefferys, Second Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan: to wit for part of 1711 Trinity term viz. June 9 to the end of said term and for the whole of 1711 Michaelmas term on his salary of 300l. per an. Order Book VIII, p. 137.
Thomas Harley to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer has received a letter signed B. B. complaining that the Foot Guards are not paid their subsistence so far as it is ordered. My Lord has sent same to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons], who proposes that it should be sent to the Commanding Officer of each Regiment. Please so send it "with directions that they hasten to remove the difficulties which occasion the said complaint." Out Letters (General) XX, p. 83.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Monsieur [Wilhelm] Willers, the King of Prussia's Minister [Resident] at Venice, his plate and other things on his giving a note under his hand that same will be carried away with him at his departure: all on the request of Monsieur Bonet [André Louis Frédéric Bonet de St. Germain], the said King's Minister [Resident, in London].
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners on said Bonet's request for same. Out Letters (Customs) XV. p. 385.
Same by same to same to permit Thomas Clarke of London, merchant, in behalf of his correspondents the merchants of Bristol, owners of the Peterborough frigate and Tyger, to land some sugar, cotton and indico taken by her Majesty's ship Panther from the enemy and condemned as prize at Barbados, on giving security to pay the Duties and interest thereon from date of landing if not relieved therein by Act of Parliament before March 25 next.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on said Clarke's petition praying such permit to land "in regard the Duties insisted on by virtue of a late Act of Parliament [10 Anne, c. 30] is far greater than has ever yet been paid and more than some of the goods will yield, that the goods may be landed and secured in warehouses till relief can be had this Session as in the late case of prize cocoa in London," reported on by the said Commissioners Oct, 17 last. Ibid., p. 386.
Allowance by same of the salary bill of the Customs officers respectively for the Plantations, London port and the outports: totals respectively 1,735l. for the half year ended 1711 Xmas for the Plantations; 7,354l. 11s. 6d. for 1711 Xmas quarter for London port; 9,742l. 16s. 3d. for same for the outports. Ibid., p. 387.
Jan. 3,
et postea.
Commission by same to Benjamin Boyden to be a General Surveyor of the Duties on Houses. (Warrant by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Middlesex to pay 60l. per an. salary to Boyden as from 1711 Xmas.)
The like commission dated Jan. 11 to John Bowes and Francis Morewood respectively as same. (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Yorks, West [Riding], to pay Bowes 50l. per an. salary as from 1711 Xmas, and to the Receiver General for Co. Yorks, North [Riding], to pay the like salary to Morewood.)
The like dated Jan. 28 to same for Co. Kent to pay 60l. per an. salary to John Goodson as a same: as from 1711 Jan. 24.
The like dated Jan. 11 to same for Co. Rutland to pay 50l. per an. salary to John Lenton as a same: as from 1711 Xmas.
The like dated Feb. 11 to same for Co. Wilts to pay the like salary to Robert Pilkington: as a same: as from 1711–12 Feb. 13.
The like dated Feb. 13 to same for Co. Monmouth to pay the like salary to John Edwards as a same: as from 1711–12 Feb. 13. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 68, 69, 105, 106, 107.
Jan. 4. Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett (who is employed in soliciting and taking care of divers law suits and other prosecutions for her Majesty's service): for half a year to Xmas 1711 on his allowance of 500l. per an. as in lieu of all termly and other fees, clerkship, coach hire and incidents. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 406. Order Book VIII, p. 139. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Same for 249l. 18s. 3d. to Thomas Wibergh, Esq., Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for his disbursements for ecals, candles, sweets, mops, brooms &c. for said House between 1710 Nov. 25 and 1711 June 12, and in reward to messengers for serving of orders according to the direction of said House in said time. (Money warrant dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 413. Order Book VIII, p. 142. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Same for 600l. to Sir Francis Windham for one year to 1710 Xmas on his pension. (Letter of direction dated May 8 hereon.)
400l. to Rachel and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for same on their same. (Letter of direction as above.) Money Book XXI, p. 415. Disposition Book XXI, p. 262.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of the remainder of a money order of 1710 Sept. 5 for 300l. to William Ryder, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 414. Order Book VII, p. 469.
Money order for 343l. 16s. 1½d. to the Commissioners for Affairs of Taxes (Philip Ryley, George Towneshend, Richard Shoreditch, William Walbank, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham), 43l. 16s. 1½d. thereof for 23 days from 1711 June 2, the date of their patent as such, to June 24, and the remaining 300l. for half a year to 1711 Xmas on their yearly salary and allowance of 100l. each. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Ibid. VIII, p. 138. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Jan. 4. Money order for 200l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer: for one year to 1711 Xmas for the extraordinary business of his Office. Order Book VIII, p. 139.
Confirmation by Treasurer Harley of the letter of direction of 1708 Aug. 21, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 371, for 200l. to Thomas Carr. Disposition Book XIX, p. 201.
Thomas Harley to J. Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty, to lay before the Admiralty the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on your letter of the 6th ult. proposing a regulation to be made for wine to be allowed to be imported by the Flag Officers and Commanders of her Majesty's ships for their sea stores. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 83.
Treasurer Oxford to the Sheriff of Sussex. Some time since I sent you a letter directed to the Land Tax Commissioners for Co. Sussex desiring them to get in the arrears of Land Tax anno 1710 and House Duty arrears. Nevertheless there remains 3,215l. yet in arrear for the said year and 22,026l. on the first and second quarterly payments of the present year [1711] and little has been paid for the Duty on Houses. I herein send you another letter [missing] to the same effect and desire you to cause it to be communicated to the Commissioners acting in each Hundred or Division. Please send me the names of the Commissioners to whom you communicate same with their answer thereto.
Followed by: text of said letter to the Commissioners. Ibid., pp. 83–4.
A similar letter to the Sheriff of Surrey and to the Land Tax Commissioners for said county relative to an arrear of 14,139l. on the first two quarters for the present year. Ibid., pp. 84–5.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of Count Maffey, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy, to seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid., p. 85.
Jan. 5. Letter of direction for 35,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on the Land Tax 1712: and is for the services following: viz.
£
for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders: to be applied towards the pay of the General Officers and their Aides de Camp 10,000
for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal: to be applied to redeem a mortgage to Mr. Milner of 30,000l. in South Sea Stock [mortgaged to him as cover] for 25,000l. on his bills for Lisbon which were to be paid for the 1st inst 25,000
£35,000
Disposition Book XXI, p. 209.
Jan. 5. Same for 64,476l. 16s. 4d. to Charles Cæsar, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy: out of like loans: and is for services as follows:
£ s. d.
to the head of Wages.
for paying such of the ships' Companies as are ordered to the Mediterranean and the East and West Indies, their wages to 30 June 1709 before they sail 35,500 0 0
to the head of Victualling.
for necessary money and contingencies 5,000 0 0
for carrying on the Course of the Victualling since Michaelmas 1711 10,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
to pay bills of exchange drawn on the Navy, except the bills on account of the Expedition to Canada, which are under examination 13,976 16 4
£64,476 16 4
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the said Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy. The Lord Treasurer directs you to apply towards paying tickets pursuant to Act of Parliament, for the month of December 1711, the sum of 4,042l. 8s. 8d. which remains undisposed in your hands out of the loans on the Land Tax anno 1712 which were issued to you at the Exchequer Dec. 22 last. Ibid., p. 210.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Nichols, an extraordinary tidesman, praying consideration for a seizure of French brandy, cochineal, indigo, silk for handkerchiefs, chocalet, tortershell, cittern water, orange flower water, Hungary water, which were put out of the Weybridge waggon into the Weybridge row barge, but "were given away without satisfaction to the officer." Reference Book IX, p. 38.
Thomas Harley to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to advance 1,000l. to Col. John Middleton of Brigadier Breton's Regiment: for her Majesty's special service. (In the margin: this letter cancelled and a warrant signed by the Queen Jan. 10 inst. for paying 1,000l. to him per Mr. Compton, ut infra, p. 104.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 289.
Jan. 7. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to William Breton as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia, Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 138.
Money warrant for 546l. to James Jefferies, Esq., for six months 1711 April 16 to Oct. 15 on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the King of Sweden, "the first three months which was advanced to him having cleared him to the said 16th of April 1711, as appears by a certificate of his departure out of her Majesty's presence signed by Secretary Henry St. John, Esq. (Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 410. Order Book VIII, p. 143. Disposition Book XXI, p. 288.
Jan. 7. Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to 1711 Xmas on the annuity for the better support of the children of that foundation. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 410. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Same for 75l. to Sir Richard Hoar and Sir Thomas Dunk, late Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, being (together with 668l. 5s. 8d. already received Aug. 25 last) in full of the surplusage on their account ended 1710 Sept. 29 as Sheriffs.
Prefixing: certificate by Phil. Tullie, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the said surplusage. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 410–11. Order Book VIII, p. 153. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Money order for 65l. 6s. 3d. to John Ward, Second Justice of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery: of which 15l. 6s. 3d. is for 11 days from 1711 June 9 to the end of Trinity term and 50l. for 1711 Michaelmas term. Order Book VIII, p. 142.
Same for 63l. 17s. 6d. to same as Second Justice of Chester: for the same time (1711 June 10 to the end of Michaelmas term) on his 200l. per an. allowance. Ibid., p. 143.
Same for 72l. 5s. 0d. to John Pocklington, late Second Justice of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery, being for 29 days to June 9 the date of Ward's patent as above: on his several allowances of 200l. per an. and salary of 200l. per an. Ibid., p. 147.
Letter of direction for 1,463l. 13s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, out of any of the funds anno 1711: and is for the following services: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 1,500,000l. voted by Parliament for the service of Spain and Portugal anno 1711.
to be paid over to Lieut. Col. Arnot, late Paymaster of the Forces employed upon the Expedition to Canada, for completing the subsistence of the said Forces to Oct. 22 last, to enable the Officers to recruit 1,183 10 0
for Capt. Knight for so much payable to him by the Queen's warrant of Oct. 8 last for levy money and subsistence of 50 recruits raised for Col. Bowles's Regiment: and to be charged to the said Regiment's account. 167 3 0
in part of the moneys payable to Officers en second.
for three supernumerary Officers of Col. Disney's Regiment: pursuant to the Queen's warrant: to be paid out of sums granted for extraordinaries 113 0 0
£1,463 13 0
Disposition Book XXI, p. 210.
Jan. 7. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing Mr. Hoffman's letter [missing] concerning some few chests of wine which Prince Eugene has brought with him. Please shew all manner of civility to the Prince therein. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 84.
Thomas Harley to Mr. Brydges. The widows of Officers who receive pensions out of stoppages have represented that they are a year in arrear thereon, although there is so much stopped as will pay them. Please report hereon to my Lord. Also please transmit to your deputy in Spain the memorial of Robert Cole, her Majesty's Consul at Algiers, praying that a sum of money due to him from the King of Spain for corn sold for his account at Barcelona may be stopped out of the subsidy payable to the said King. Ibid., p. 85.
Treasury reference to George Granville, Secretary at War, of the petition of Major John Webb, Governor of Upnor Castle, shewing that on 27 April 1710 a Company of Invalids was ordered to the said Castle to enable him to make ships perform quarantine, which men he hath subsisted for ten months, and having applied to the Pay Office [of Guards and Garrisons] for the pay he was refused any money on that account: therefore praying that an Establishment may be made for the said Company commencing from the date of her Majesty's order. Reference Book IX, p. 38.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Spencer Compton shewing that he has delivered to Auditor Harley his account to Lady day 1711 [as Paymaster of the Queen's private pensions and bounties], yet nevertheless there has been a distringas ad computandum sued against him and issues returned thereupon. Ibid.
Same to the Warden et al. of the Mint of the petition of James Clerke and Joseph Cave, gravers of the Mint in Scotland, shewing that by order of the Master Worker there they made one shilling and one sixpence, head and reverse, and puncheons and letters for small coin, having only a salary of 50l. per an. as sinkers and no allowance as gravers; therefore desiring payment of the 210l. which is due to them on the above account and for Mr. Cave's charges. Ibid., p. 39.
Thomas Harley to Lord Chief Baron Smith to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Patrick Johnson and the rest of the Trustees appointed by Act of Parliament for distributing the money for salt delivered over to the Queen in 1709 and for debentures for fish and flesh cured before May 1707: together with an abstract [missing] of the said petitioners' accounts. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 289.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to pay the salary bill of the Customs in Scotland for the times actually served for the quarter to Xmas last. Ibid., p. 290.
William Lowndes to same to take care, in paying as above, that the salary of Mr. Kent, one of your number, be not paid without a further direction from my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Jan. 8. Money warrant for 20l. to James Crawford, clerk; as royal bounty for his passage to Maryland whither he is going chaplain.
20l. to David Duncan, clerk, for the like as a same to the Leeward Islands. (Money orders dated Jan. 9 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 408. Order Book VIII, p. 139. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Same for 24,052l. 6s. 4½d. to the Bank of England for circulating 3,219,512l. 10s. 0d. in Exchequer Bills for one quarter to 25 Dec. 1711 as follows on the Bank's allowance of 3 per cent. per an. for same.
Appending: certificate by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, of the Exchequer Bills so circulated in said quarter:
£s.d.
interest from Sept. 29 to Dec. 25 on 3,187,712l. 10s. 0d. in Bills issued pursuant to Acts of Parliament23,9071610½
66 days' interest on 23,800l. Bills issued for circulation1292
29 days' interest on 5,000l. Bills issued for discharge of interest1118
14 days' interest on 3,000l. Bills issued for discharge of interest39
£24,0526
(Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 409–10. Order Book VIII, p. 140.
Money order for 195l. 8s. 4d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to 1711 Xmas on the allowance of 50l. per an. for locking up her Majesty's treasure; 100l. per an. for attending the Lord Treasurer for despatch of her Majesty's affairs; and 45l. 8s. 4d. per an. for attendance in vacation as in lieu of 20l., 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tally of assignment from the Customs. Order Book VIII, p. 142.
Thomas Harley to Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to apply to the subsistence of the Guards and Garrisons the 30,000l. directed to you at the Exchequer Dec. 22 last out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1712. Disposition Book XXI, p. 211.
Same to the Postmasters General. The Lord Treasurer has read your memorial touching the money due to Mr. Dummer on his contract for carrying the West India mail. My Lord is of opinion that the Attorney General should be consulted in respect to the great embarrassment of Mr. Dummer's affairs, viz. as to how the money so due may be paid with safety to her Majesty. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 86.
Same to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War]. It is usual at this time of year to have the contract for bread and bread waggons settled and drafts of the said contracts prepared by the Secretary at War. The Lord Treasurer desires you will see to the doing thereof and lay the drafts before him for his approbation. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, It has been represented to my Lord, on behalf of the Officers of Foot of the Subject Troops in the Low Countries, that their accounts continue in great disorder and particular Officers are under the greatest hardships for want of that part of the recruit money which is to be allowed them as royal bounty, pursuant to the Queen's warrant (being 40s. per man). Please state the demands of each Regiment in respect of such recruits and propose how the same may best be satisfied. Ibid.
Jan. 8. Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army enclosing papers [missing] which have been read to my Lord importing that the money stopped from the Subject Troops for bread is not paid to Sir Solomon de Medina (of which he complains) for want of his producing proper vouchers to the Paymaster. Please discourse Sir Solomon about this affair and inform yourselves how far he has complied with that part of his contract which requires the exportation of corn from Great Britain. Ibid., p. 87.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1711 Dec. 31 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of liveries for the 16 trumpeters and four kettle drums (a velvet coat trimmed with gold lace with other particulars) for the four Troops of Guards: to an estimate of 1,749l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 326.
Warrant by same to George, Lord Lansdown, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons to pay 360l. for fire and candle furnished and provided for the Regiment of Foot Guards doing duty at Edinburgh for three years from 25 Dec. 1707 to 22 Dec. 1710, being at the rate of 120l. per an.: and for the payment of the like annual sum from Xmas 1710 during such time as they shall continue to do duty there; and to direct the placing this whole expense to account of Contingencies, "no part thereof having been, as I am informed, paid out of her Majesty's revenue in Scotland."
Prefixing: report by John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, on the memorial of the Marquess of Lothian desiring payment of 175l. to said Regiment for their arrear of fire and candle for the Guards kept there for the above period and an established allowance of 190l. per an. thereafter. Hereon Howe reports that according to the Establishment 300l. per an. is paid to the First Regiment of Guards and 150l. to the Second Regiment for fire and candle for the Guards attending her Majesty and doing duty in the several palaces in London, but there is no such provision "made for the [abovesaid Scotch] Regiment after the Union." I propose 120l. per an. as above as in proportion to the number and expense of the Guards. Ibid., pp. 341–2.
Jan. 9. Money order for 25l. to John Tyas for 1711 Xmas quarter as additional allowance as Clerk of the Pipe in the Court of Exchequer, Scotland.
25l. to John Tarver for same as same as Queen's Remembrancer, Scotland. Order Book VIII, p. 141.
Letter of direction for 25,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad; out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be paid over to James Milner for the value in his bills on Lisbon at the rate of 5s. 2½d. per milrei, for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal. Disposition Book XXI, p. 211.
Jan. 9. Letter of direction for 13,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of the like loans: and is for account of subsistence to the Forces in the Low Countries from Dec. 23 last for the better enabling the Officers to make their recruits. Ibid.
Same for 10,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of the like loans: and is intended to be applied to land service [of the Office of Ordnance]. Ibid.
Same for 2,000l. to Henry Pigot: out of Civil List moneys: and is for the service of her Majesty's Robes: to be paid by 500l. a week as from this day. Ibid., p. 212.
Same for 69l. to the underkeepers of Richmond Park, see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 394, under date 1711 Aug. 1. Ibid., p. 214.
William Lowndes to Mr. Pym, Secretary to the South Sea Company. The Lord Treasurer desires a certificate of all the stock which has been subscribed into the capital of the South Sea Company for the use of the public for principal or interest of tallies and orders charged on the last General Mortgage or upon account of the 500,000l. mentioned in the Act for the said Company [9 Anne, c. 15] as being for this year's [public] service or otherwise; viz. who subscribed and in what proportions, manner and form; and what assignments or transfers thereof have been made, "and if possible that I may have such certificate this evening." Out Letters (General) XX, p. 91.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of John Sansom, late collector of Bristol port, relating to a debt owing to him by Thomas Goldney, part owner of the ships Duke and Duchess, and their prize the Manilo ship: together with the memorial from said Goldney and Christopher Shuter et al. as to same. Reference Book IX, p. 39.
Jan. 10. Royal letters patent appointing Richard, Earl Rivers, to be Master of the Ordnance loco John, Duke of Marlborough, thereto appointed by patent dated 29 June 1702. Queen_s Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 26–27.
Royal sign manual to Spencer Compton to pay 1,000l. to John Middleton: as royal bounty. Ibid. XXV, p. 138.
Money warrants for Xmas 1711 quarter's salaries to the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber, to wit: Anne Charlotte, Lady Freschville; Jane, Countess of Rochester; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Frances, Countess of Searborough; Ann, Countess of Sunderland; Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Henrietta, Viscountess Rialton: Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber, to wit: Alice Hill; Isabella Hartstongue; Abigail, Lady Masham; Beata Danvers; Agnata Cooper; Margaret Feilding.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour, to wit: Henrietta Maria Scarburgh; Ann Wyvill; Mary Forrester; Susanna Yelverton; Jane Kingdon; Jane Warburton.
(Money orders dated Jan. 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 412. Order Book VIII, p. 146. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Jan. 10. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of the Treasury warrant of 4 Dec. 1710 for 30l. per an. to Thomas Newton, Woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, in lieu of poundage, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 526. Money Book XX. p. 440; XXV. p. 310.
Letter of direction for 2,500l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be applied to the subsistence from Dec. 23 last of the five Regiments that were employed in the late Expedition to Canada: and is for the better enabling the Officers to make their recruits. Disposition Book XXI, p. 212.
William Lowndes to said Brydges to apply as follows the 50,000l. issued to you Dec. 22 last in loans on Land Tax anno 1712: viz.
£s.d.
towards the advance for the magazine of spring forage for the Forces in the Low Countries14,36610
for account of full pay to the Foreign Troops and subsistence to her Majesty's Subject Troops in the Low Countries35,633911¾
£50,00000
In the margin: "this to pay Sir John Lambert for his bills upon Amsterdam at 2½ uso and Antwerp at sight at 10 guilders 12 stivers per £ sterling according to his agreement entered in the Minute Book 11 Jan. 1711–12" [see supra, p. 4]. Ibid., p. 213.
T. Harley to John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]. The Lord Treasurer desires that in the disposition of the sum subscribed by you into South Sea Stock for the use of the public you take care to reserve so much as shall be sufficient to answer the subsistence of the Forces under your pay for 31 days from 22 Nov. 1711 to 22 Dec. 1711, viz. as follows:
£s.d.
for account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1711.
for the said 31 days' subsistence for the several Troops and Regiments on the Establishment of [Guards and Garrisons] Great Britain27,3853
for six months' subsistence for the Company at Bermudas to the same time330142
on account of the 5,000 Marines anno 1711.
for the said 31 days' subsistence4,404153
on account of Invalids anno 1711.
on account of pay for 12 Companies of Invalids to subsist them to 24 Oct. last1,80000
£33,9201211¼
Disposition Book XXI, p. 213.
Jan. 10. William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance to consider a memorial of Richard Jones (recommended to my Lord by the Duke of Leeds) praying to be admitted an undertaker for supplying the Ordnance with stores as he has formerly been. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 87.
Thomas Harley to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Gen. Echlin praying levy money equal to what has been allowed to other Colonels for the additional horses and accoutrements added to his Regiment of Dragoons on their arrival here from Ireland.
Likewise the petition [missing] of the Marquis de Montandre praying a sum to be paid out of savings by respits on his Regiment, to enable his Officers to recruit. Ibid., p. 88.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland. The Lord Treasurer has given two months' leave of absence to Mr. Crookshanks, the Comptroller General of the Customs in Scotland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchet. Capt. Caleb Wade has written from on board the Adventure in King Road the 6th inst. touching a discovery he can make for her Majesty's service. Please move the Admiralty Lords for leave to Wade to come up. Ibid., p. 89.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing the proposal [missing] of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts that the Regiments which went on the late Expedition to Canada should be allowed complete to the times as therein, in consideration of their losses and to enable them to recruit and to be in a condition for service early in the Spring. Please compare the sum that may be saved by respits within the said time, with the 4l. per man proposed for making recruits. At the same time please report on the enclosed memorial [missing] about the Detachments left at Annapolis Royal. The enclosed warrant [missing] for paying 264l. to Lieut. Gen. Ecklin for clothing and accoutrements of 36 men delivered over to Lieut. Gen. Harvey's Regiment has been laid before the Lord Treasurer. Please see it paid out of the first money coming to your hands for said Harvey's Regiment. Please report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Portuguese Secretary of State to Mr. Delaval, her Majesty's Envoy there [in Portugal], relating as well to the arrears of the King of Portugal's subsistence as to the [debt due to] contractors for corn supplied by them to the British Troops. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. The Swedish Minister has laid a memorial before the Queen representing that seven Swedish ships which were employed in bringing home stores for the service of her [Britannic] Majesty's Navy had their guns and ammunition taken from them at Copenhagen by order of the King of Denmark. The Queen declared her pleasure that she would make good the damage sustained by the masters of the said ships. In your report of Sept. 28 last as to the amount of damage sustained by the masters of the said ships, you estimate it at 805l. 14s. 3¼d. You are to make out a bill according to the method of your Office for paying same to them in full of said losses. "But you are to take care to use the best means you can for recovering the said arms and stores for the Queen's use." Ibid., p. 92.
Jan. 10. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities in 1,600l. of John Dee and William Dee as Receivers General for part of Co. Surrey [sic for Sussex] of the Duties on Houses. (Treasury commissions to same of same date: to wit constituting them as Receivers for Houses Duties for the Rapes of Chichester, Arundel, Bramber and the lower Division of Lewes Rape.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 54, 60.