Warrant Book
January 1712, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: January 1712, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. 107-121. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85953 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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January 1712

Jan. 11.Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Walter Calverley. (Privy seal dated Jan. 21 hereon.) (Treasurer Oxford's warrant dated Jan. 28 to the Receipt accordingly.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, pp. 139, 148. Money Book XXI, p. 431.
Same to Spencer Compton [Paymaster of the Queen's private bounties and pensions] to pay the folowing pensions or annual bounties as from the times respectively stated: during pleasure:
per an.
£
David Morris as royal bounty as from 1710 June 2420
Mary Hooper, for the maintenance of the late Elizabeth Johnson's children: as from 1711 June 2430
£50
Queen_s Warrant Book XXV. p. 140.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,000l. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun: out of Civil List moneys: as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 24 hereon.) Ibid., p. 140. Money Book XXI, p. 415. Order Book VIII, p. 141. Disposition Book XXI, p. 218.
Same to same to pay 5,000l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works within the Castle of Windsor: as imprest for the service of said Works: out of Civil List money. (Money warrant dated Jan. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 141. Order Book VIII, p. 145.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the patent which granted to Hugh Woolridge the office of Comptroller of our Coinage of Tin within our Counties of Cornwall and Devon and also Keeper of our Gaol of Lostwithiell, Co. Cornwall, and in place thereof to grant said offices to Alexander Carew, Esq.: during pleasure. Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 141.
Jan. 11.Royal warrant to Treasurer Oxford to pay 427l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, whereof 400l. is to be by him paid over as a present from the Queen to Monsieur Buis [Willem Buys], Envoy Extraordinary from the States of Holland; and the remaining 27l. for [Exchequer] fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 142. Order Book VIII, p. 147.
Money warrant for 273l. to Abraham Stanyan for three months' advance on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary for determining by way of arbitration in conjunction with the Plenipotentiaries of the States General certain differences between the House of Austria and the Duke of Savoy ([otherwise styled] Plenipotentiary to Milan). (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 413. Order Book VIII, p. 144. Disposition Book XXI, p. 228.
Same for 955l. to William Breton, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia: 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for three months' advance on his ordinary. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 413. Order Book VIII, p. 144.
Same for 9l. 16s. 0d. to Daniel Toomy, one of the tidesmen at Cowes, for a moiety of a seizure of English coin from on board the ship St. George of Dantzic, Daniel Gronaw master, bound for Dantzic. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 420. Order Book VIII, p. 153.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to John Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] in accordance with the privy seal of 1711 Dec. 11 to assign and transfer to the clothiers of the Guards and Garrisons and the other Forces under your pay the sum of 32,376l. 6s. 3¾d. out of the 138,265l. 9s. 1d. of South Sea Stock subscribed by you in accordance with the Treasury warrant of July 19 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV. pp. 376–7: the present assignments and transfers to be according to such lists or certificates as shall be signed by yourself and attested by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the sums due to the said clothiers for the offreckonings of the said Forces from 1710 Dec. 23 to 1711 June 24; "and proper acquittances are to be taken by you to discharge your account [as Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons] of so much paid for offreckonings accordingly." Money Book XXI, pp. 269, 420–1.
Same by same to William Borrett to pay sums as follows for charges, attendance and care about the late Marquis de Guiscard: viz.
£s.d.
William Pit, Keeper of her Majesty's Prison of Newgate, for care, attendance, charges and damages from the time of said Guiscard's being confined to the day of his death7713
to same for his four deputies for care and attendance10150
to _ Rivers for attendance on the Attorney General and at the House of Commons upon the business of passing the Bill for making it felony to attempt the life of a Privy Councillor10150
to Monsieur Busiere, one of the surgeons ordered to attend the said Guiscard21100
to Arthur Pringle, surgeon, for the like1626
to Edward Colesworth, Dr. of Physick, for his care and attendance, 15 guineas1626
£15218
Ibid., p. 422.
Jan. 11.William Lowndes to Mr. Stawell et al., Commissioners for Inspecting the Accounts of the Armies in Spain and Portugal, enclosing a copy [missing] of those inquiries which Sir Isaac Newton exhibited to my Lord Treasurer concerning the 800,000 Mexico and Pillar dollars purchased by her Majesty and coined into two-ryal pieces for the Spanish service. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 90.
Same to Mr. Cadogan ("delivered to Mr. Sloper [assistant of the Paymaster General of the Forces] to be directed and sent away [to Flanders] by this night's post"). It is thought necessary for the operation of the ensuing campaign on that side that a magazine of dry forage should be provided for enabling the Troops to take the field early in the spring. The Lord Treasurer has ordered the necessary remittances to go by this night's post to Amsterdam for her Majesty's proportion of the advance which is agreed to be made to the contractors who furnish those magazines. And Mr. Brydges has received my Lord's directions for the payment thereof as soon as the service requires it. The quantity which is thought sufficient for this purpose is 1,200,000 rations according to a particular state or estimate thereof made by Mr. Cardonel; which [quantity] is to be delivered by the Contractor at such places as the service may require, and as shall be agreed on in concert with the States General who are to be consulted therein.
As to what relates to her Majesty's [share] of this service my Lord recommends it to your care that nothing be wanting on our side for bringing it to a good issue, but as the States are equally concerned therein "you are to take your measures from thence as to the place of delivery and quantities."
As to the advance which was agreed to be made upon the magazine of winter forage, my Lord is not a little surprised to find this money has not been yet paid although the greatest part of it, viz. 20,000l., was ordered by him Oct. 12 last and was remitted accordingly. There was some delay in the beginning by reason that Mr. Sweet (as my Lord is informed) had not a sufficient voucher [authorisation] for the payment of it. But that difficulty being over and Mr. Sweet receiving Mr. Brydges' positive orders to pay the money in November last, upon the authority then produced him, it was never doubted till now but that the money was paid. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple concerning Brydger's complaint of abuses in cutting masts in New England woods. The Navy Commissioners have reported their advice thereon to the Lord Treasurer. Please lay same before the Commissioners for Trade, as also the enclosed letter [missing] "which I have lately received from Col. Dudley, Governor of New England, in relation to a complaint formerly made against the said Mr. Brydger." Out Letters (General) XX, p. 91.
Jan. 11.William Lowndes to James Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]. The Lord Treasurer has read your report relating to the demands of subsistence for Col. Feilding's Regiment. Out of what money may the sum which is wanting be paid ? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox. The Duke of Grafton has applied for confirmation of his grant of the office of Warden of Whittlewood Forest. What cautions or clauses do you think necessary to be inserted in such grant for the purpose of preserving the Queen's timber ? Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing letters [missing] from Mr. Gillenbourg to Secretary St. John concerning the money demanded for the repair of a Swedish ship which was performed out of the stores and by the workmen of her Majesty's Yard at Portsmouth; as also a letter [missing] signifying the Queen's pleasure that the charge thereof should not fall on the owners of the vessel since the damage was not received whilst she was in their possession, but that her Majesty would take same upon herself. Please deliver up the bonds given by the correspondents of the Swedish subjects for payment of said charge. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to insert on the Customs Establishment an allowance of 100l. per an. to Robert Shaw as Computer of the Duties on Plantation Goods.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Shaw's petition for same: said petition setting forth that upon settling the management and collection of the Subsidies and Impositions upon Plantation goods at the Custom House, London, in 1696 the computation of the Duties thereon was committed to Sir John Shaw (by Treasury warrant dated 18 Aug. 1696), the Collector Inwards, and 100l. per an. was inserted on the Establishment (by Treasury warrant dated 20 Oct. 1696) for William Waterson, who had charge of that business under Sir John Shaw, and petitioner served under said Waterson above 20 years and was appointed thereto by Sir John Shaw on Waterson's death. Hereon the Commissioners report that petitioner has the character of a diligent and sober man. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 389.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to supersede process of extent against John Rogers, late Receiver General of Land Tax for part of Co. Bucks, upon his paying into the Exchequer 1,800l. 17s. 8½d. and 249l. 16s. 3½d. to clear his accounts of the Land Tax and House Duties anno 1710; thereby to enable him to give security to the lender of the said moneys upon part of his estate at Lenborow, Co. Bucks.
Prefixing: report by the Taxes Commissioners on said Rogers' petition. He was indebted 1,738l. 4s. 1d. on Land Tax anno 1709 and 4,138l. on Land Tax anno 1710 and 249l. 16s. 3½d. on House Duties anno 1710, making in all 6,126l. 0s. 8½d. Since the extent issued against him, he has paid in 1,695l. and the supers on his account reduce the debt to 1,738l. 4s. 1d. for 1709 and 1,800l. 17s. 8½d. and 249l. 16s. 3½d. for 1710 as above. He is ready to mortgage the Lenborow estates as above and has extents in aid directed to the Sheriffs of Norwich and Norfolk for a debt of about 1,500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 336–8.
Jan. 11.Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Wickman of the moiety of the meadow called Kirkstall Ings, alias Folly Foot Ings, heretofore the part of Mathew Usher and afterwards in the tenure of William Wardman and then of Mary Marshall and now of Henry Staynton, guardian for Anne Hill and Mary Hill, and situate near the water of the Wharfe in the parishes of Wighill and Thorp Arch within the county of the city of York.
And also the other moiety of the same, heretofore the part of Reynold Consett and by him sold to Mathew Usher, adjoining the water of the Wharfe, and also nigh to St. Ellen Farre or St. Ellen's Ford within the parish of Wighill and sometime in the possession of _ Stapleton, Esq., and afterwards of Richard Beane and now of Mary Ibbotson.
Prefixing: constats of the premises and ratal thereof by J. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of Treasurer Oxford's signature of the docquet of this demise. Ibid., pp. 343–6, 356.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1711 Dec. 31 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of standards for the four Troops of Guards: to an estimate of 260l. Ibid., p. 327.
The like for a same dated Jan. 7 inst. to same for the provision of liveries for the Household Drums (Drummers of the Household, Robert Maugridge and John Clothier, "with her Majesty's cypher embroidered after the same manner and fashion as was formerly allowed to them "): at an estimate of 96l. Ibid.
Commission by Treasurer Oxford to John Lenton to be a Surveyor of the old and additional Duties on Houses loco John Abney, dismissed. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Leicester to pay 50l. per an. to said Lenton as salary as from 1711 Xmas.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 70, 99.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay 194l. 16s. 8d. to Robert Mowbray and others (not named) for materials furnished and work done in the Court of Exchequer and the offices thereto belonging in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 291.
Same [to the Secretary of State for Scotland] for a patent to pass the seal of Scotland to revoke the patent which appointed John, Lord Balmerino, to be General of the Mint in Scotland and in place thereof to grant said office to John, Earl of Strathmore: with the yearly salary of 300l. sterling: to commence from the date of the present herein patent. (In the margin: this cancelled: see infra, p. 519, under date 1712 Nov. 19.) Ibid., p. 295.
Jan. 12.Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay as follows as the Queen's royal bounty:
£
Alexander Carleton: but to be accounted with all other the sums formerly paid him as part of the debt owing to his late wife, who was the widow of John Bache, blacksmith in the Office of Works50
Margaret Strother5
Judith North10
Money Book XXI, p. 416.
Same dormant by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to pay (out of wood sales) 130l. per an. to the Lieutenant or Keeper of the Forests of Alice Holt and Wolmer: to be applied as follows, viz. 20l. per an. for wages of each of the two Keepers in Wolmer Forest and 25l. per an. for wages of each of the three Keepers in Alice Holt Forest and 5l. more to each of the said three Keepers for a servant: all as by the privy seal of 1704 Aug. 16, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XIX, p. 303, which directed the said annual sum to be paid to Emanuell Scroop Howe, since deceased. Ibid., p. 417.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1712: and is intended to be paid over by him to Sir John Lambert for his bills on Amsterdam and Antwerp at 10 guilders 12 stivers for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders. In the margin: cancelled, because these bills are paid for out of the 50,000l. issued to Mr. Brydges the 10th inst. for uses to be appointed. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Same for 1,500l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Ibid., p. 215.
William Lowndes to Mr. Pym, Secretary to the South Sea Company. 1 received last night your account of the subscriptions for the use of the public and of the transfers [into South Sea Stock]; but the former is not attested by yourself and the latter is only in two gross sums. Please send me before night if possible a certificate with all the particulars as in my letter of yesterday, "it being impossible to finish the draft of the second privy seal without such account." Out Letters (General) XX, p. 93.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed [draft] Instrument [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for an account of all the sums by you subscribed to South Sea Stock for the use of the public and how much thereof is transferred, to whom and for what use and how much of the stock remains untransferred. Ibid.
Treasury reference to John Manly, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Frances Skinner, widow, for renewal of lease of lands about Staunton and Milverton, Co. Somerset, granted to her 1680–1 March 8. Reference Book IX, p. 39.
Jan. 12.Same to James Brydges of the petition of the Earl of Stair and Gen. Ross shewing that Parliament granted 1,205l. 11s. 3½d. to reimburse the like charge their Captains paid out of their subsistence for forage in the 1710 campaign; which they reserved as a part of their recruiting fund without which they are not able to recruit their Troops: therefore praying payment thereof so that no time may be lost in their recruiting. Ibid., p. 41.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer. Scotland, to pay the Civil List of Scotland for 1711 Xmas quarter to a total of 5,004l. 14s. 2¾d.
Prefixing: said Civil List in detail, shewing the following changes as compared with the preceding list of Michaelmas 1711, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 545, 121–4, viz.
in the Lords of Session William Calderwood of Poltoun is added as from 30 Sept. 1711, being the date of his commission.
Sir David Dalrymple disappears as Lord Advocate and Sir James Stewart appears as same as from 18 Sept. 1711.
Sir James Stuart disappears as late Advocate General, of pension.
Mr. John Law, her Majesty's Almoner, appears with a payment of 14l. 18s. 0d., "which with 135l. 2s. 0d. in his hands amounting in both to 150l. is in full of his salary and alms on her Majesty's birthday at 6 Feb. 1711."
Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 292–4.
Jan. 13.Money warrant for 264l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Chaplin, Keeper of the Tennis Court near the Cockpit in Whitehall, and of the Tennis Court and Tennis Plays at Hampton Court and elsewhere in England, to which place he was appointed by patent dated 1708 June 10 in place of Horatio Moor, Esq., deceased: 24l. 6s. 8d. thereof for 730 days 1709 Xmas to 1711 Xmas on his fee of 8d. a day: and the remaining 240l. for the same two years on his fee of 120l. a year. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 414. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Thorpe and Thomas Hughes, officers of the Customs in Chester port, as the moiety of a seizure of gold made by them out of the Dublin yacht, Capt. Breholt commander: this reward of a moiety being in accordance with the Order in Council of 1709 May 19. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 414–15. Order Book VIII, p. 149. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
William Lowndes to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, for an account of all the sums by you subscribed into South Sea Stock for the use of the public, distinguishing the principal or interest of tallies and orders charged on the Subsidies for 1710 from those which are to be reckoned part of the 500,000l. for this year's service; and how much upon each account is transferred; for what use; and what remains untransferred. (A like letter to Mr. Micklethwait, Receiver and Paymaster of Transports.) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 94.
Jan. 14.Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe Orders in Council dated Jan. 10 for the discharge of the following ships from quarantine:
John and Elizabeth, Geo. Vaughan master, with iron and deal from healthy places.
William and Alice, Thomas Taylor master, with ditto from ditto.
Florentina Constantina, Claes Peiterson master, with clap boards, potashes and linen from Dantzic, on the petition of Henry Norris et al. for this and the two following ships.
Vine Grape, Jacob Volkers master, with ditto from ditto.
Concordia, Geo. Bordt master, with ditto from ditto.
William and Mary, Thomas Aram master, with iron and deals:
on the petition of David Watson, merchant, et al., for this and the following two ships.
Prosperous, with ditto.
George and John, with ditto.
Joseph, John Young master, from Dantzic: on the petition of Walter Stewart.
Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 383.
Jan. 14.Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Benjamin Joules praying payment of his ballast bills (for ballasting and unballasting the Queen's vessels) in the new Course of [Navy bill] payment for Michaelmas 1711. Reference Book IX, p. 40.
Jan. 15.Money warrant for 848l. 6s. 8d. to Horatio Walpole for two bills of extraordinaries between 1709 May 2 and 1711 April 13 as late Secretary to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for a Treaty of a General Peace at the Hague.
Prefixing: said bills as allowed by Henry St. John 1711 May 5:
£s.d.
(1) from 2 May 1709 to 2 May 1710.
charges of my voyage for myself and servants to Holland40140
charges of my going over to England with the Preliminary Treaty and my going back to Holland with her Majesty's ratification of that Treaty5650
postage of letters and packetts from and to England, Germany, Italy and other parts197170
pens, ink, wax, paper and other stationery ware69100
printed and written Intelligence8350
£447110
(2) from 2 May 1710 to 13 April 1711.
postage of letters and packetts from and to England, Germany, Italy and other parts19650
stationery ware as above73100
printed and written Intelligence8400
charges of my voyage for myself and servants on my return to England4700
£400150
(Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 418–19. Order Book VIII, p. 145. Disposition Book XXI, p. 218.
Jan. 15.William Lowndes to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt. By the Act of last Session [9 Anne, c. 16] for the Two Millions the receipts from the Duties on hides and stamps as therein before 29 Sept. 1711 should be applicable to the payment of the 2,602,200l. therein mentioned and from that date for the term of 32 years the yearly sum of 186,670l. of the receipts therefrom is appropriated to pay the remainder of said 2,602,200l. and the interest thereon quarterly, beginning with Xmas, as per the accounts of the receipts for each preceding quarter. The Lord Treasurer desires you to send him the certificates of the receipts before Sept. 29 last from the Duties so applicable and likewise from 1711 Xmas quarter and so quarterly for the future. Out Letters (General) XX, pp. 94–5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petitions of Thomas Bowden, John Reup, Philip Wilkinson and Samuell Holden, merchants, praying release of their ships from quarantine. (The like as to the petition of Henry Lyell; John Boswell, master of the ship David of Kirkcaldy; Thomas Bowden, merchant, in behalf of himself et al., concerned in the ship Margaret, Thomas White master.) Ibid., pp. 96, 97.
Thomas Harley to Sir Isaac Newton. The enclosed memorial [missing] has been presented to the Lord Treasurer for 200l. remaining to complete the charge of printing and publishing a book called [Flamsteed's] 'Historia Celestis' which was begun and carried on at the expense of his late Royal Highness the Prince of Denmark, to the time of his death; and for giving a gratuity to Dr. Hally [Edmund Halley] for his great pains and service therein. The Lord Treasurer desires you to examine and audit the account therein mentioned and to report what sums you think fit to order for the said purposes. Ibid., p. 97.
Same to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War], the Auditors of Imprests, James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to consider the following papers about the Expedition to Canada: viz. (1) a letter from Col. Hunter, Governor of New York, dated 10 Aug. 1711, with advice of sundry bills drawn on the late Treasury Lords for the service of the said Expedition. (2) A same from same dated 12 Sept. 1711 advising more bills drawn on the Lord Treasurer and enclosing an account of sundries bought for the service of the Expedition. (3) A memorial in the name of Sir Samuell Garrard and Thomas Scot for payment of 148l. for grocery and other utensils provided and delivered on board the Reward hospital ship for the service of the Expedition.
As to this last my Lord Treasury desires enquiry to be made "what are become of the stores so delivered" and the reasonableness of the prices. [None of the above papers are here entered.] Ibid., p. 98.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Dean Cock of London, merchant, who is bound with Robert Dennis, William Arnold and Samuell Oakly for 2,425l. 15s. 0d. for Duties on tobacco, praying stay of prosecution, the said Dennis being become a bankrupt and his collateral surety Cornelius Denn being unable to make satisfaction. Reference Book IX, p. 40.
Jan. 15.Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer for enlarging from Newgate prison John Gerrard, a surety of George Newell and Joseph Newell, sureties of George Dixon, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset; he having been long in prison and no advantage accrued thereby to her Majesty. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 346–7.
Letters patent by same constituting and appointing William Fytche to be Comptroller of the Two Millions Lottery, as by the Act of last Session, 9 Anne, c. 16, with the fee or salary of 500l. per an. as from Xmas 1711. (Warrant dated Jan. 19 by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take Fytche's security for his said office.)
Prefixing: certificate by W. Morgan, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, of the sufficiency of said security. Ibid., pp. 348–9, 350.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 14 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of a livery for the year 1711 for Elizabeth Blizard, herbsbrewer [to the Queen]: at an estimate of 1l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 327.
Jan. 16.Money order for 20l. to Richard Bever as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to South Carolina, whither he is going school-master. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon. This entry describes him as a chaplain, but adds a memorandum "Bever's warrant is stopt.")
20l. to Edward Brace for the like for his passage to Barbados, whither he is going schoolmaster. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXI, p. 419. Order Book VIII, p. 145. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Same for 50l. to the trustees for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man; for half a year to 1711 Sept. 29 on their yearly pension or annuity. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 429. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Same for 186l. 0s. 9d. to Sir Thomas Powys, Kt., her Majesty's First Serjeant at Law; being for 4½ years to 1711 Xmas on his fee of 41l. 6s. 10d. per an. in respect of the said office. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 429. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Letter of direction for 3,123l. 14s. 0½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be placed to the account of clearings to her Majesty's Subject Troops, being to be applied to answer Exchequer fees payable out of the poundage to be deducted from the said Forces upon clearing. Disposition Book XXI, p. 215.
Same for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of same: and is intended to be applied to pay the companies of her Majesty's ships Kent, Yorke, Rumney, Plymouth and Montague to the end of June 1709 and to be placed to the head of Wages. Ibid.
Jan. 16.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer agrees to the method you propose of paying for the work remaining to be done to complete the rebuilding of her Majesty's ships Orford and Assistance by placing the said payments on the new course of your Office.
Please send my Lord a list of the names of Flag Officers for whom the Treasurer of the Navy has demanded 10,968l. 11s. 4d. to clear their pay to Xmas last; with an account of their stations and how long they were in service upon them [the said stations] within the year. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 98.
Thomas Harley to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to report on the petition of Abraham White with the favourable reports of the Barons of the Exchequer of Ireland and the Attorney General [of Ireland] thereupon as transmitted to Treasurer Oxford by the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, April 5 last; the petition praying a reduction of the quit rent on the farm or lands called Aghavanna in the Barony of Ballynicor [Ballinacor], Co. Wicklow, heretofore the estate of Sir Laurence Esmond, but purchased by the petitioner; all by reason that the said lands are altogether coarse, barren, mountainous and insolvent lands. It does not appear by the said reports that any survey of the present quality or condition of the lands has been made. The Lord Treasurer desires you to review the same and report thereon to him. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 253.
Jan. 17.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay 26,000l. to Abigail, Lady Masham, Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the service of the Privy Purse and for Healing Medals: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 25 hereon for same to be satisfied by 500l. a week from the day the last order in Lady Masham's name for 26,000l. for the same service was satisfied.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 147. Money Book XXI, p. 427. Order Book VIII, p. 146. Disposition Book XXI, p. 212.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 300l. to William Jones as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 421.
Jan. 18.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for salaries as follows to the Commissioners for Trade, their secretary, clerks &c.: viz. 1,000l. each to Charles, Earl of Winchilsea, Sir Philip Meadows, Robert Monckton, Sir Charles Turner, George Baillie, Arthur Moore, and Francis Gwyn, as Commissioners: the salaries of Meadows, Monckton and Turner to commence from 1710 Xmas (to which time they were last paid); to Baillie from 1710 May 12; Moore from 1710 Oct. 4; Winchilsea and Gwyn from 1711 June 12, being respectively the date of their appointment as Commissioners; likewise Thomas, Earl of Stamford, and John Pulteney, late two of the said Commissioners, to be paid after the same rate for the period 1710 Xmas to 1711 June 12, the day on which they were removed from their said employments.
Likewise 400l. per an. as from 1710 Xmas to the Clerks of the Council for the despatch of business relating to Trade and Plantations at the Privy Council: and 73l. per an. as from 1711 Lady day to the two Keepers of the Council Chamber to be equally divided between them: and 1,150l. per an. to William Popple as from 1711 Michaelmas, as Secretary to the said Commissioners, being 500l. per an. for his own salary, 100l. per an. to Adrian Drift, gent., Deputy Secretary, as chief clerk; 390l. per an. for seven clerks at salaries from 80l. to 40l. per an. and 160l. for salaries of doorkeepers, messengers and necessary women. Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, pp. 142–4.
Jan. 18.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Customs; the new Commissioners to be Charles Godolphin, Sir John Worden, Sir John Stanley, Mathew Pryor, John Brydges, Robert Williamson and Edward Gibbon, as in place of the late Commissioners, Charles Godolphin, Thomas Newport, William Culliford, Sir John Werden, Sir Mathew Dudley, Sir John Stanley and John Shute: the salaries of Godolphin, Werden and Stanley to commence from 1711 Xmas, and the salaries of the remainder to commence from the date of the herein Commission: with a clause for the said Godolphin to keep a General Register by himself of all ships trading to, from or coastwise in that part of Great Britain called England: Charles Carkesse to be Customs Secretary at 400l. per an. Ibid., pp. 145–6.
Money warrant for 54l. 15s. 0d. to Richard Grigson and Robert Harmsworth, Keepers of the Council Chamber, for three quarters to 1711 Xmas on their allowance for attendance in despatch of all orders and business relating to Trade and Plantations. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 422. Order Book VIII, p. 154. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt for payment to Samuel Edwin, Usher of the Receipt, of all sums due to him on bills of liberate examined and rated by you, the Auditor of the Receipt, and approved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to wit for necessaries [stationery &c.] supplied or to be supplied to the Office for Annuities as by the Act for the Lotteries anno 1710 (8 Anne, c 10, for Continuing [part of] the Duties on Coals &c.). Money Book XXI, p. 423.
Money warrant for 16l. 11s. 0d. to Richard Topham, the Supervisor of the digesting the records in Cæsar's Chapel, for his incidents in the said work from 1710 Lady day to 1711 Xmas.
Appending: bill of said incidents certified by George Holmes, deputy to said Topham. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon.) Ibid., p. 424. Order Book VIII, p. 150. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to said Topham for 1711 Xmas quarter's allowance for himself and three clerks employed in digesting the said records.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk in said work. (Money order and letter of direction as above.) Money Book XXI, p. 425. Order Book VIII, p. 150. Disposition Book XXI. p. 217.
Jan. 18.Thomas Harley to the Attorney General enclosing the warrant for renewing the Commission of the Customs [supra, p. 118]. The Lord Treasurer desires that in drafting the bill you omit what relates to the Secretary of the Customs. Please send the bill to the Treasury before it be sent to the Secretary [of State's] Office. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 99.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings of Monsieur [Charles Pierre] D'Elorme, Resident from the [Elector of Saxony as] King of Poland, to seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to restore or re-appoint Geo. Mobbs as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, at 35l. per an. loco Henry Stephens, deceased, "without being subject to the superannuated pension," he having been discharged on an information of embezzlement of rum on board a ship under his charge, but the accusation being now found unjust.
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 390.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Anna Maria Fotherby, widow of John Fotherby, Collector of Whitehaven, shewing that he was appointed Collector of Newcastle port, but died before he received any profit therefrom; and that she has much endamaged her own circumstances to balance his accounts and is now surcharged with 300l. which she is unable to pay. Reference Book IX, p. 40.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Wise of London, merchant, shewing that for ten years past he has traded to Virginia and Maryland and paid above 100,000l. in tobacco Duties and is still indebted 15,000l. to the Crown, which he has undertaken to pay off by 1,500l. a month, but the said Commissioners have ordered a scire facias against him. Ibid., p. 41.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides to repay to their officers of salaries not exceeding 100l. per an. their assessments to the present year's Land Tax. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 350, 503.
Confirmation of a money order for 10,000l. to the Duchess of Somerset, Mistress of the Robes, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 186, under date 1710–11 Feb. 28. Order Book VIII, p. 36.
Jan. 19.Money warrant for 675l. to Sir David Nairn for 2¼ years 1709 Aug. 1 to 1711 Nov. 1 on his allowance or yearly salary of 300l. per an. as Secretary to the Order of the Thistle. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 424. Order Book VIII, p. 149. Disposition Book XXI, p. 231.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke for 1711 Xmas quarter's allowance or salary as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated Jan. 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 151. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.
Jan. 19.Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax 1712: and is intended to be paid over to Sir John Lambert et al. in part repayment of 150,000l. for their bills on Amsterdam and Antwerp at 10 guilders 10 stivers for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders, "to secure which the said remitters had 180,000l. in South Sea Stock assigned to them by way of mortgage; whereof 60,000l. is understood to be redeemed by the payment of the 50,000l. now [hereby] directed for them [the remitters]." Disposition Book XXI, p. 216.
William Lowndes to the Queen's printer to send to the Treasury two printed copies of all the votes of the Session of Parliament as well for the time past as for the future. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 99.
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.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] enclosing a letter [missing] received by my Lord from Secretary St. John, with a translation of the second and eighth articles of the Treaty between England, Holland and Denmark, made at Copenhagen 15 June 1701, relating to arrears then claimed by the Danes. Please send my Lord a state of the arrears [of pay] demanded by the Danes [soldiers] by virtue of the said Treaty and of the sums which may have been paid thereupon; in order to its being laid before the Queen for her instructions upon that head to the Earl of Strafford, who is empowered by her Majesty to renew that Treaty. Ibid., p. 100.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners for a copy of the Attorney General's report sent you Oct. 27 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 534,535, on the East India Company's case concerning the securing of their goods until the adjusting of the matter in difference about the times of paying the Duties for the same. Are there any matters now depending in dispute between you and the said Company ? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of William Fytche, proposing his securities, being appointed the officer for making out the orders upon the Two Million Lottery anno 1711 and for directing and comptrolling the payments and registering all assignments to be made thereupon. Reference Book IX, p. 41.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides &c. to insert in their Establishment Edward Wilson as an assistant to the Accomptant General of the said Office at a salary of 50l. per an. as from Xmas 1711. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 104.
Jan. 19.A like warrant for Valence Comyn to be also an assistant [to same], "entered in the Warrant Book not Relating to Money anno 1712 Vol. XIV. p. 16." [This entry is not to be found there.] Ibid.
Same dormant by same to the Commissioners for the Duties on Houses to pay 20l. per an. salary to William Davis as messenger to the Commissioners for Taxes loco William Alderton, who for some time past has not performed his duty there. Ibid.
Jan. 20.Money warrant for 6,250l. to the Countess of Abingdon for 6¼ years from Michaelmas 1705 to Xmas 1711 on her annuity as a Lady of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 25 for 1,250l. in part hereof. For a further payment hereon see infra, p. 303, under date June 3.) Money Book XXI, p. 427. Order Book VIII, p. 147. Disposition Book XXI, p. 217.