Warrant Book
February 1712, 1-10

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'Warrant Book: February 1712, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. 133-148. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85955 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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February 1712

Feb. 1.Letter of direction for 7,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is intended for the General Officers of her Majesty's Forces serving in Flanders, on account of their pay. Disposition Book XXI, p. 221.
Same for 2,000l. to Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List money: on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Household: and is intended for imprests to the creditors of the Household. It is the Lord Treasurer's direction that "all or any of the weekly payments ordered out of the Civil List money may be postponed (except the 2,000l. a week to the Household) till the particular directions at any time ordered be satisfied." Ibid.
Same for 15,000l. to James Brydges: out of loans to be made by Sir Theodore Janssen on credit of the Land Tax anno 1712, for which loans the orders [of repayment] are to be drawn without interest as the same are intended to remain as a deposit in the hands of said Brydges to answer the 15,000l. payable to said Janssen [for value] in bills of exchange from Holland which become due on or about April 30 next: which deposit being thus made for securing the payment of the said bills when due (the sum for which they are drawn having been paid to Sir Solomon de Medina in part of his demands for bread), it is understood that the 18,000l. of South Sea Stock is now redeemed which was directed by warrant of Dec. 31 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 611, to be mortgaged to secure the payment of the said 15,000l. negotiated towards answering the said Sir Solomon's demands. Ibid.
Same for 3,000l. to Spencer Compton: for payment of certain annual pensions and bounties: and is to be issued out of loans to be made by Henry, Earl of Rochester, on credit of repayment out of proceeds of sale of her Majesty's tin. Ibid., p. 224.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Astell, merchant, in behalf of himself et al. praying discharge of their ship from quarantine. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 108.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. The Officers belonging to the Regiments that suffered shipwreck in the river Canada have petitioned the Queen praying consideration for their great losses. Please report thereon. Ibid.
Same to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer approves your proposition of forming the several Detachments left by Brigadier Hill at Annapolis Royal into four Independent Companies of 80 men each with Officers in proportion. Please draw an Establishment for paying same as from Dec. 23 last. Also please consider how this may be done without bringing an increase of charge on the public. Ibid.
Feb. 1.Thomas Harley to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the reports enclosed [missing] from Mr. Brydges and from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial from the Colonels of the respective Regiments that went on the Expedition to Canada praying to be allowed complete in consideration of their losses and to enable them to recruit. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing a copy [missing] of the Declaration which Mr. Chetwynd, her Majesty's Envoy at Genoa, has obtained on behalf of the Emperor for reimbursing the sum expended for the transportation of his Troops to Barcelona "in case the Queen shall not be willing to defray that charge." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Southwell to lay before the Duke of Ormonde, for his opinion thereon, the enclosed memorials [missing] relating to the filling up of the vacancies on the Establishment of Ireland with Regiments to be sent from hence. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on Mr. Brydges' enclosed memorial [missing] praying allowance of sundry sums paid for fortifications at Port Mahon, and that same may be set in super on those particular persons who received the same. Ibid., p. 110.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Anthony Grindall, Warden of the Fleet prison, shewing that he has in custody one George Lawson, committed at the Queen's suit for 2,100l. for salt Duty frauds; that the Court of Common Pleas permitted him to be carried to Northumberland as a witness in a trial there, but at Newcastle the keeper in charge of said Lawson was arrested for debt and "Lawson went to Glosterhill in Northumberland, which as soon as petitioner heard he took care to have him secured and has him close prisoner at this time; notwithstanding which there is an information filed against him for recovery of the said sum as though the said Lawson was not so secured." Reference Book IX, p. 45.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Charles Blunt proposing his sureties, detailed, in 7,000l. as Paymaster of the Two Million Adventure. Ibid.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners [England] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Norris and David Fotheringham, merchants, for themselves and others for discharge of the ships Unity, Robert Beatie master, and Christian, William Halson master, from quarantine. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 297.
Feb. 2.William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. My Lord Treasurer Oxford directs that out of the residue now in your hands of the 100,000l. advanced to you by the Bank on Jan. 29 last on a deposit of 110,000l. malt tallies anno 1711 you apply the sum of 33,000l. to the services following: viz.
£
on the head of Wages.
to pay pilots and for bounties to widows and orphans of men slain at sea &c.: from 1 April 1710 to 1 May 171120,000
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the Marines, upon account towards carrying on subsistence and answering two thirds pay to such of the Marines as are on shore8,000
on the head of Victualling.
to pay inland bills of exchange drawn on the Victualling Commissioners5,000
£33,000
Disposition Book XXI, p. 222.
Feb. 2.Same to Sir Roger Mostyn acquainting him with the above 8,000l. imprest. Please lay before the Lord Treasurer an exact state of the Marine Regiments with their pay and the money that remains due to them thereon. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill on the Treasurer of the Navy for impresting said 8,000l. to said Mostyn.) Ibid.
Letter of direction for 60,078l. 1s. 11½. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1712: for services as follows:
£s.d.
to be paid to Sir John Lambert as in full of the 150,000l., ut supra, pp. 120 and 131, for bills on Amsterdam and in full redemption of the 180,000l. South Sea Stock assigned to them by way of mortgage, all which stock is now by this and the former payments understood to be redeemed50,00000
to be paid over to the Regiments of Hill, Cane, Clayton, Windress and Desney to carry on their subsistence to Feb. 22 inst. and for the better enabling them to finish their recruits10,078111½
£60,078111½
Ibid., p. 223.
Same for 200l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List money: to be paid over by him to such uses as her Majesty hath directed. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of what remains unsatisfied of the services voted for any year before Xmas 1711 [to wit for the Forces Abroad] that fell under your care of payment: and also an account of what demands lie before you for services to be voted and what tallies or other effects are in your hands towards answering the same and how far the provisions made by Parliament for services relating to the Forces which you pay have annually been deficient. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 109.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Best, John Tihurst and Mawty Best (three contracting brewers now under prosecution by order of the House of Commons for frauds and abuses in their contracts) praying stay of prosecution, they being willing to submit and abide my Lord Treasurer's determination. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 110.
Feb. 2.William Lowndes to the Earl of Dartmouth enclosing the reply [missing] of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners to the complaint of Signior Vicetti [Domenico Maria Viceti], Minister of the Republic of Genoa, relating to the seizing a chair belonging to him. Please communicate same to Signor Vicetti. Ibid.
Feb. 4.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay 150l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies: without account: 150l.thereof to be by him paid over as a present from the Queen to Baron Verstehewr, late Envoy Extraordinary from the Princess of Frize, (fn. 1) and the remaining 13l. 18s. 0d. to satisfy the Exchequer fees on the issue of said sum. (Money warrant dated Feb. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 18 hereon.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 156. Order Book VIII, p. 158. Disposition Book XXI, p. 284.
Thomas Harley to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Act of Parliament for the Two Million Adventure directed that particular officers should be appointed for paying the principal and interest on the standing orders and also to enter and register assignments thereof and to comptroll the payments and that the business of these offices should be performed in or near the Receipt of the Exchequer. The Lord Treasurer desires you to report what rooms there are in or near the Exchequer which may be most convenient therefor, to the end my Lord may direct the fitting them up with all expedition, the service requiring the same. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 111.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth and lay before the House of Commons an account of the yearly charge in your Office for carrying on the war in Spain and Portugal: the said House having ordered an account of the yearly charge of the Navy, Victualling, Transport and Ordnance. (The like letter severally to the Commissioners of the Navy, of Ordnance, and of Transports.) (Same to the Admiralty Lords. "Being since informed that the said account as far as concerns the Navy lies more immediately before your Lordships to give, the Lord Treasurer desires you will please to take care that the same be done accordingly.") Ibid., pp. 111, 112.
Feb. 4.Same to Mr. How to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Secretary at War relating to the re-settling and continuing to Sir Scipio Hill, bart., the pension of 9s. 6d. a day which he enjoyed upon the Establishment of Scotland until the commencement of the Union. Will the head of expense to which the said pension is proposed to be new-settled admit or bear such an increase ? Ibid., p. 112.
Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges of the petition of Capt. Geo. Philips, Captain of Grenadiers in Major [General] Dook's [Rooke's] Regiment, shewing that in his passage with the Forces last embarked at Cork he and his whole Company were taken by a French privateer and that he lost all his baggage to a considerable value and that being carried into Dunkerk 14 of his men deserted to the French: therefore praying that the Commissary General may be directed to pass him and his Company for the several musters from 12 Jan. 1710–11 to 24 Feb. 1711–12 [so as thereby to provide levy money] to enable him to complete [his Company]. Reference Book IX, p. 46.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford for a commission under the great seal to Robert Benson, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and 35 other persons, detailed, for surveying her Majesty's manor and bailiwick of Westminster and manor or reputed manor and bailiwick of St. James's; and also all the honors, manors, lordships, lands, buildings. messuages, tenements, rents, services, perquisites, profits and hereditaments belonging to her Majesty within the county of Middlesex or within the cities of London and Westminster and precincts thereof and all the particular rights, properties and jurisdictions whatsoever thereto belonging.
Prefixing. articles of Instructions to be observed by said Commissioners in executing said Commission:
(2) enquire the extents and limits of said manors and bailiwicks of Westminster and St. James's and intrusions and encroachments thereon.
(3) what manors or lands are held of said lordships or bailiwicks, what courts or views of Frankpledge or Courts Baron &c.
(4) what freeholders therein, what lands, what services.
(5) what customs; what copyhold or customary lands; what tenants, rents &c.
(6) what demesne lands thereto; and what other lands and hereditaments belong to the Crown therein and what part thereof built upon.
(7) what deeds, evidences, Court rolls, books of survey of the customs thereof.
(8) waifs, strays, felons' goods and how answered and to whom.
(9) who are the present stewards and bailiffs and what their fees &c.
(10) what ancient conduit heads, aqueducts or drains there are therein "or elsewhere" for conveying water to her Majesty's palaces and mansion houses of Whitehall and St. James's, whether in use at this time and how kept and preserved and at whose charge; and if obstructed or damnified then at whose occasion.
(11) what waste lands or commons therein do belong to the Crown.
(12) what houses or cottages erected on said waste.
(13) what concealments of lands, houses, rents &c.
(14 and 15) what leases or grants from the Crown of said manors or any part thereof.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 357–61.
Feb. 4.
et postea.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise Treasurer Oxford to appoint the Receivers General of the Land Tax anno 1712. (Privy seal dated Feb. 29 hereon.)
Followed by: petitions from the persons respectively nominated as Receivers General for the respective counties, proposing the names of their securities: and Treasurer Oxford's references thereof to the Commissioners for Taxes to examine the sufficiency of the said respective securities. Followed by: warrants from Lord Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the said securities: followed by: commissions by Treasurer Oxford to said Receivers respectively: all as follows: viz.
John Harneis for part of Co. Lincoln (viz. the parts of Kesteven and Holland containing the Hundreds, Sokes or Wapentakes of Langoe, Boothby, Graffoe, Loveden, Flaxwell, Ashward-hurne, Winebridge and Threo, Grantham and Socca, Aveland, Beltisloe, Barrow, Ness and Stamford, Skirbeck, Kirton, Boston and Ello): reference dated Feb. 25: report and securities warrant in 18,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
Sir William Fazakerly for Co. Middlesex and Cities of London and Westminster, and Inns of Court and Chancery within the same: reference dated Feb. 16: report and securities warrant in 125,000l. dated April 28: commission dated April 28.
Ambrose Reddall for Co. Beds: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 14,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
Laurence Ambrose for Co. Berks: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated June 16: commission dated June 17.
Bernard Turney for Co. Bucks: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 23,000l. dated June 24: commission dated June 25.
Thomas Richers for Co. Cambridge and town and university of Cambridge and Isle of Ely: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 16,000l. dated June 16: commission dated June 17.
Edward Conway for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 18,500l. dated July 3: commission dated July 3.
Francis Mannaton for Co. Cornwall: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 16,000l. dated June 13: commission dated June 17.
Samuell Bradshaw for Co. Derby: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 13,000. dated June 13: commission dated June 17.
Geo. Thorne for part of Co. Devon (viz. the Hundreds or Divisions of Bampton, Tiverton, Halberton, Hayridge, Hemyocke, Crediton, West Budleigh, Ottery St. Mary, Shebbear South and North &c.): reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated June 23: commission dated June 25.
John Turner for Co. Essex: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 44,000l. dated June 24: commission dated July 3.
Francis Wyvill for Cos. York, Durham and Northumberland: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 56,000l. dated May 30: commission dated June 17.
John and Benjamin Derbie for Co. Dorset: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant dated Jan. 23 for Benjamin Derbie: commission for Benjamin Derbie dated July 3.
Joseph Quash for part of Co. Devon: reference dated March 3.
Samuel Lyon for Co. Rutland: reference dated March 3.
Robert Longden for Co. Gloucester: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 24,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
Robert Cawdron for part of Co. Lincoln: reference dated March 3.
William Jeay and William Dowse for Co. Huntingdon: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 7,500l. dated June 16: commission dated June 17.
Robert Peter for Co. Herts and borough of St. Albans: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated July 3: commission dated July 3.
Walker Weldon for Co. Kent: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated June 23 (in the margin: cancelled): report and securities warrant in 41,000l. dated June 28: commission dated June 28.
Jervaise Bradgate for Co. Leicester: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 17,000l. dated June 24: commission dated July 3.
John Thornton for Co. Lances: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 10,000l. dated June 24: commission dated July 3.
James Caswell for Co. Monmouth: reference dated March 3: report for Cos. Anglesea, Monmouth, Merioneth and Carnarvon and securities warrant in 8,000l. dated 1712 Oct. 23: commission dated Oct. 17 for Cos. Monmouth, Anglesea, Carnarvon and Merioneth.
William Pacy for part of Co. Norfolk (viz. the Hundreds of Blofield, Brothercross, Clackclose, Erpingham North and South, Forehoe, Freebridge citra Lynn, Freebridge Marshland, Flegg East and West, Greenhoe with Gallow, Humble-yard, Happing, Lynn Regis, Smithdon, Tanstead, Taversham, Walsham and Yarmouth town): reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 21,500l. dated June 28: commission dated July 3.
Thornagh Gurdon for part of Co. Norfolk (viz. Norwich City, Hundreds of Loddon, Clavering, Mitford, Launditch, Eyns-ford, Earsham, Diss, Deepwade, Wayland, Grimshoe, South Greenhoe, Shropham, Guiltcross and part of Thetford and Henshead): reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
John Bury for Co. Notts: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 13,500l. dated June 13: commission dated June 17.
Tho. Burslem for Co. Stafford: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 14,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
Bernard Hutchins for Co. Somerset and city and county of the city of Bristol: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 35,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
John Popham for Co. Southampton and Isle of Wight: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 27,000l. dated May 29: commission dated June 17.
Philip Bacon and William Trotman for Co. Suffolk: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 36,000l. dated June 16: commission dated June 17.
Henry Fendall for Co. Surrey: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 33,000l. dated June 2: commission dated June 2.
Nathaniel Tredcroft for part of Co. Sussex (viz. the Rapes of Hastings, Pevensey and the Upper Divisions of Lewes Rape and the Cinque ports of Rye, Hastings, Winchelsea and Sea-ford): reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 14,500l. dated June 16: commission dated June 17.
Thomas Newsham for Co. Warwick: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 19,000l. dated June 24: commission dated July 3.
John Child for part of Co. Wilts (viz. Sarum and Marlborough Divisions): reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 13,000l. dated May 27: commission dated June 17.
Alexander Baxter for part of Co. Wilts: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 13,000l. dated June 13: commission dated June 17.
Archibald Douglas for North Britain: reference dated March 3: report and securities warrant in 24,000l. dated May 3: commission dated May 3.
William Fancourt for Co. Rutland: reference dated March 14: report and securities warrant in 2,500l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
Thomas Brougham for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: reference dated March 14: report and securities warrant in 3,500l. dated June 2: commission dated June 2.
Benjamin Derbie for Co. Dorset and town and county of the town of Poole: reference dated March 30: report and securities warrant in 16,000l. dated June 24: commission dated July 3.
John Banks and Samuel Lyon for Co. Northampton: reference dated March 30: report and securities warrant in 24,000l. dated June 16: commission dated June 17.
Samuell Clark for Co. Hereford: reference dated March 3 [? 3 May]: report and securities warrant in 10,000l. dated July 3: commission dated July 3.
Sir Robert Harrison for Co. Oxford and city and university of Oxford: reference dated May 3: report and securities warrant in 19,000l. dated June 24: commission dated June 25.
Richard Knight for Co. Salop: reference dated May 28: report and securities warrant in 14,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
Edward Bathurst for the other part of Co. Kent: reference dated June 3: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated June 23.
Joseph Gace for part of Co. Lincoln (viz. the Wapentakes of Bradley, Haverstow, Yarborough, Walscroft, Carynton, Manly, Aslawe, Lawres, Wells, Horncastle Soke, Gartroe, Wraggoe, South Esk, Ludborough, Calceworth, Candleshoe, Hill, Bullingbrook Soke): reference dated June 5: report and securities warrant in 18,000l. dated June 10: commission dated June 10.
James Phillips for South Wales (Cos. Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, and Pembroke and town of Haverford West): petition and names of his securities not entered: report and securities warrant in 8,500l. dated May 30: commission dated June 17.
John Dee and William Dee for part of Co. Sussex (viz. the Rapes of Chichester, Arundel, Brember, the Lower Division of Lewes Rape): reference of petition and names of securities not entered: report and securities warrant in 15,000l. dated June 17: commission dated June 17.
John Taylour for the palaces of Whitehall and St. James [and the verges thereof]: reference of petition and names of securities not entered: report and securities warrant in 15,000l. dated June 16: commission dated June 17.
Thomas Michel for part of Co. Devon (viz. the Hundreds and Divisions of Stanborough, Coleridge, Cliston, Wonford South, East and West, Exminster West and East, Teignbridge, Haytor, Black Torrington, Sherwell, Hartland, Plympton, Ermington, Roborough North and South, Tavistock, Lifton and city and county of the city of Exeter: reference of petition and names of securities not entered: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated June 23: commission dated July 3.
John Sparry for Co. Worcester and the city and county of the city of Worcester: reference of petition and names of securities not entered: report and warrant for securities in 16,000l. dated July 3: commission dated July 3.
Caleb Powell for Cos. Brecon, Radnor and Montgomery: reference of petition and names of securities not entered: report and securities warrant in 5,500l. dated July 19: commission dated July 19.
Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 108–13, 114–21, 122–25.
Feb. 5.Thomas Harley to the Auditors of Imprests to report on Mr. Whitfield's memorial enclosed [missing] relating to the sum demanded of him by the Officers of the Marine Regiments late under his pay to make good the respits called Quarter Respits, to wit the difference between 8d., the pay of a private, and 6d., the pay directed to be respited. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 113.
William Lowndes to Sir Edward Northey [Attorney General] to report on the Surveyor General's report on the petition of the Earl of Clarendon for a lease of the lands of Van Haesdonck, a deceased intestate alien, granted to him in 1637 in Norfolk, Suffolk, Flint and Chester. Has the Crown any probable title to any other lands granted to the said Van Haesdonck? Ibid., p. 115.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Goodwin, merchant, in behalf of himself and Tob. Mathew and Tho. Wild, his sureties, praying leave to apply to Parliament for a bill to compound his debt, he having in 14 years paid near 200,000l. in Customs, but now unable to pay his debt by reason of many severe losses, his surety, Wild, being now a prisoner by extent. Reference Book IX, p. 45.
Feb. 6.William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. The Lord Treasurer has received from Secretary St. John the enclosed copy [missing] of an Address of Jan. 31 last from the House of Commons for an account of all money paid by her Majesty for Contingencies, bread and bread waggons, forage and all other extraordinaries both for the English and Foreign Troops in Flanders, Savoy, Italy, Piedmont, Spain and Portugal since the year 1705, distinguishing the charge of each year, as also the charge of all stores, corn and other provisions furnished for the Army, the expense of which has not been deducted from the pay of the respective Troops. Please lay these accounts before my Lord at the Treasury to-morrow morning if possible. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 113.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to hasten the account of the yearly charge in the Navy in relation to the war in Spain and Portugal as requested supra, p. 136. Ibid.
Feb. 6.Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing a copy of the Address [missing] of the House of Commons for an account how much of the 35,302,107l. 18s. 9d. of the moneys granted by Parliament and issued for the public service to Xmas 1710 has been since accounted for. Please prepare said account with all speed and bring it to my Lord to the Treasury for his perusal before you lay it before the House. Ibid., p. 114.
Feb. 7.Same to the Earl of Dartmouth enclosing the report [missing] from the Postmaster General on the memorial of Sir James Stuart, Lord Advocate of Scotland, praying the privilege of having his letters pass free of postage. You will see that it is impracticable to grant the request in that particular. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer from the Lord Mayor of London in answer to the letter of Dec. 24 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 604, relating to the [tax] arrears standing out on the city. If you think any further orders are necessary please represent same to my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petition of Tho. Brougham, Receiver [General of Taxes] for Cumberland and Westmoreland, shewing that in pursuance of several warrants from the Commissioners for recruiting the Land Forces and Marines for the said counties he has paid 19l. 6s. 6d. out of his tax receipts and the Auditor refuses to certify same to the Paymaster of the Army for his allowance thereof: therefore praying relief. Reference Book IX, p. 46.
Order by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's 1711–12 Jan. 31 appointing quarantine stations as follows for all ships coming from the Baltic or other infected places into any part of North Britain: viz.
Inverkeithing Bay, for ships bound to any place within the Firth of Forth.
the Tay, opposite to Bructy [Broughty] Castle, for ships bound to Dundee, Perth, Montrose and Aberdeen.
Cromarty Firth, for ships bound to Inverness and all the north.
the Tail of the Bank, for ships bound to Port Glasgow, Irwin and Campbeltown.
Lochryan, for all ships bound to Ayr, Portpatric and Wigtown.
Carsthorne [Carsphairn], for all ships bound to Dumfries and Kirkcudbright.
Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 298.
Feb. 8.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Spencer Compton to pay 200l. to Charles Boit, enameller, as in further part of 2,000l. which the Queen's late Consort, the Prince of Denmark, agreed to pay him for a large picture to be made in enamel of "ourself, our said late Royal Consort and of our Court containing in length 22 inches and in breadth 18 inches." Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 151.
Feb 8.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Spencer Compton as imprest for payment of the Establishment of the Queen's private bounties and pensions. (For a money warrant in part hereof see infra, p. 280, under date May 14.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 152.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay 40l. per an. to Charles L'Oste, clerk, who has officiated as minister of the French Church at Wapping from about Michaelmas 1710 in succession to John Cairon, who had a like allowance from the Queen and who relinquished the said cure about that time. Ibid., p. 153.
Same to same to pay 200l. per an. to Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney, for and towards the maintenance and support of Francis, Henry, Katharine and Walter, the four youngest children living of Col. Henry Villiers, late Governor of Tynemouth Castle, deceased: the said sum having been hitherto paid to Edward, late Earl of Jersey, by reason of whose death no further payment can be made thereon. The same is hereby to be paid from the time it was last paid to the said Earl of Jersey. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to same to pay the following pensions or annual bounties:
per an.
£
Jane Wright, widow of Thomas Wright, postillion to his late Royal Highness: as from Michaelmas 1711: as royal bounty9
Margaret Morrison: as from Christmas 1711: as royal bounty40
Ibid., p. 155.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 500l. to Sir James Wishart, one of the Commissioners of the Admiralty, in consideration of the charges and expenses he shall be at not only in making an immediate voyage to Holland with instructions from us relating to the sea services for the ensuing year, but also in coming back again from thence. (Money warrant dated Feb. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 155. Order Book VIII, p. 152. Disposition Book XXI, p. 227.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the Queen's share of the parcel of French wines seized in London port and condemned in Easter term last by Henry Nash, an officer of the Customs there, the Queen's moiety thereof (beyond the Duty payable for Customs) being 1,763l. 4s. 0d. Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 156.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Margaret Morrison as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 433.
Same to same to pay 19l. 18s. 0d. to Elizabeth Towers for a bill of her travelling charges and expenses in the year 1711 in her Majesty's service as Necessary Woman.
Appending: said bill: including 2s. each time for a coach to Kensington, or St. James's; 41 nights from 15 May to June 26 at 1s. per night [for] lodging; 119 nights from 26 June to Oct. 23 for lodging at Windsor at 18d. per night; 10s. for coach hire to Windsor; 32 nights from Oct. 23 to Nov. 24 for lodging at Hampton Court at 18d. per night; towels, rubbers, 18 yards flaxen cloths at 18d. per yard and 3 yards swan skin at 30d. per yard. Ibid., p. 434.
Feb. 8.Same by same to the Postmasters General to pay 55l. to Priscilla Laycock, widow of Richard Laycock, late Commander of the Greyhound packet boat, who lost his life in that service; and 18l. 6s. 8d. to Mary Laycock, his daughter; being eleven months' [of his] pay by way of bounty according to an old Establishment in the Navy Office: to be paid out of the fund arising by the deduction of 10 pence per month deducted out of the pay of each seaman employed in the service of her Majesty's packet boats.
Prefixing: report to the Lord Treasurer from the said Postmasters General on the Navy Commissioners' report touching the allowances to widows of Officers or seamen of the Fleet killed in fight with the enemy or dying of wounds received therein. The correspondence by pacquet boats between Dover and Ostend (in which service Capt. Laycock was employed) was carried on by contract at a certain [or fixed] annual charge; therefore the wages paid by the contractors to the Captains of the said vessels doth not exceed 5l. a month, which amounts to 55l. for eleven months to his widow, and a third thereof to his daughter (his only child) comes to 18l. 6s. 8d. Ibid., p. 435.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings of Count Bothmar, Envoy from the Elector of Hanover, in Arlington Street near St. James's, to seal a box of things which he is sending to that [Hanover] Court. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 115.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Taxes. The Lord Treasurer directs you to prosecute the recovery of Mr. [Thomas] Albert's arrears, late a Receiver [General of Taxes for Co. Worcester], "but that it be done with as good husbandry as may be and that you forthwith lay an estimate of the said charges [of prosecution] before his Lordship." Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of William Hewer as executor to Samuell Pepys and for himself, praying that their [respective] accounts may be hastened, "petitioners" being considerable creditors therein. Reference Book IX, p. 46.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. The Lord Treasurer recommends Edward Davies for the place of tide-surveyor at Leith. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 297.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of the three ordinary macers belonging to the Justice Court in Scotland shewing that Wm. III. granted them 5l. per an. addition to their salaries of 10l. per an. in consideration of the meanness of their salaries and their constant attendance on the Court: and to be paid out of the funds [fines] and amerciaments of the said Court: but since the Union said fines &c. have been otherwise applied by the Barons of the Exchequer there: therefore praying payment thereof from 1707 and for the future. Ibid., p. 299.
Feb. 9.Money warrant for 100l. to Charles Harrison, Solicitor for her Majesty's Affairs in the Court of Exchequer: as imprest for charges of prosecutions and defences. (Money order dated Feb. 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 433. Order Book VIII, p. 155. Disposition Book XXI, p. 227.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to take in loans on the Malt Tax anno 1712 to a total of 650,000l., including the principal of the loans remaining unsatisfied on Malt anno 1711, which remainder is to be transferred to [and to rank] first upon the register of the present loans: all as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 3, for Charging and Continuing the Duties on Malt &c. for the service of the year 1712. Money Book XXI, pp. 436–7.
Letter of direction for 8,659l. 10s. 7½d. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be applied to pay Officers and others belonging to the Trains [of Artillery] abroad, under the head of Land Service of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XXI, p. 224.
Same for 15,000l. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans ut supra: and is to be applied towards carrying on the subsistence of Forces under his pay [Guards, Garrisons and Marines] from 1711 Dec. 23. Ibid.
Same for 3,000l. to Charles Cae?sar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans ut supra: and is to be applied towards carrying on the Course of the Victualling since Michaelmas 1711. Ibid., p. 225.
Thomas Harley to the said Charles Cæsar. The Lord Treasurer directs that the residue now in your hands of the 100,000l. advanced to you by the Bank of England Jan. 29 last be applied to the services following: viz.
£
on the head of Wear and Tear.
towards carrying on the Course of the Navy since Michaelmas 171130,000
on the head of Victualling.
towards carrying on the Course since Michaelmas 171117,000
£47,000
Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has considered your report of Jan. 17 last on the petition of Benjamin Joules, ballastmaster at Plymouth, as also the Act of 8 Anne, c. 4, granting him the privilege of ballasting and unballasting her Majesty's ships within Plymouth Sound and other the precincts for 71 years from 1710 March 25 at the rate of 9d. per ton. My Lord is of opinion that for all ships of her Majesty that have been or shall be ballasted or unballasted by said Joules after 1711 Sept. 29 the rate allowed by the said Act should be paid in [Navy] bills to be numbered on the new Course [of the Navy], and he directs you to cause bills for the said rate to be from time to time [made forth and] numbered on the new Course accordingly. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 116.
Feb. 9.Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of William Hanbury, Esq., shewing that having had the care of looking after the Cotton Library for four years past and been at several expenses in relation thereto he has had 200l. short of what has been reported in his favour, and as the Lord Treasurer has called for an account of the charge of the said office he conceives it can't have been less than 100l., but hopes he may have 150l. per an. for the same for the future. Reference Book IX, p. 46.
Same to same of the petition of Sir George Parker shewing that Mr. Goring executed the office of Sub-commissioner of Prizes at Portsmouth from the beginning of the war and that petitioner did not come into that place till a considerable time after and that Mr. Goring had a considerable sum of money in his hands which belonged to the Government all the time he was concerned, and when he was turned out the petitioner, Sir George, never received [from the said Goring] any moneys belonging to the Prize Office and that he now has no moneys in his hands belonging to the Queen. Ibid., p. 47.
Thomas Harley to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the petition of Mr. Boden, late Collector of Drogheda, for stay of prosecution against him for his debt to the Queen, "so as he may thereby be at liberty to state his accounts and take his remedy against those whom he alleges to have deceived him." Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 254.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Daniel Carmichael of Mauldsie, an infant, and James, Earl of Hyndford, Geo. Lockhart of Carnwath, his guardians, shewing that Lord Bergainy [William Hamilton, 3rd Lord Bargeny, who died in November 1711] was indebted to petitioner's father in 75l. since 1703; that the said Lord's estate holding ward of the Crown application is made to her Majesty for a gift of the said ward to Robert Dundas of Arniston: that by the laws of Scotland the petitioner will be excluded from the payment of the said debt unless the said gift so prayed be burdened with said debt. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 299.
Thomas Harley to same to report on the petition of the Marquis of Annandale for a lease of the teinds of his lands of Drisdale to the value of 24l. per an. sterling and that the University of Glasgow, who have a prior lease thereof, may have an equivalent abatement out of the yearly duty they pay to the Crown. Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise, Scotland, and the officers for hides and candles, for 1711 Xmas quarter: totals 1,144l. 15s. 3½d. for the Excise; 26l. 5s. 0d. for candles; 290l. 7s. 5½d. for hides and skins. Ibid., pp. 300–1.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, for said Offices for the same quarter: totals 269l. 5s. 6½d. for Excise; 41l. 6s. 0½d. for candles; 152l. 11s. 1d. for hides and skins. Ibid., p. 302.
Feb. 10.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of the Honble. Thomas Sydney, Esq., Comptroller of the Revenue of Excise, praying an allowance of 60l. per an. for a clerk for the Duties on hops and some allowance for "his" assistant Mr. Samuel Hughes. Reference Book IX, p. 47.

Footnotes

1 Wolf Dietrich freiherr von Verschuer received credentials dated 22 August 1711 from Carolus, Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, as Envoy Extraordinary to Queen Anne, to convey the news of the death on the preceding 16 July of his wife Maria Amalia, and also the news of the accidental drowning on the 14th of the same month, July, of Johannes Wilhelmus Friso, Prince of Nassau Dietz, Hereditary Stadtholder of Friesland and Prince of Orange. This young prince was son in law of the Landgrave, whose daughter Maria Louise he had married on the 26 April 1709.
Behind this formal purpose there was a much weightier matter as occasion for the embassage. The young prince Friso had been declared heir to the House of Orange under the will of Wm. III. of England, and as such he succeeded to the Principality of Orange as deriving from Philip, the eldest son of William the Silent, and also to estates of Maurice and Frederick Henry, the two younger sons of William the Silent.
The succession led to a long dispute with Frederick III., King of Prussia, who had taken possession of the County of Meurs and further claimed the possession of Dieren.
In July 1711 Frederick insisted upon presenting himself in person at the Hague in order to bring the long litigation to an end; and to meet him Prince Friso left the camp on the journey which ended in his accidental death by drowning.
The sympathies of the States General in this dispute were with the Prince of Nassau-Orange and his young widow, but Frederick of Prussia was in a position to bring pressure on the States General by threatening to withdraw his troops from the Allies.
In the diplomatic proceedings at the Hague on this question the Prussian Envoy De Grumkov and Hymen were opposed by Huber, the Secretary of the States of Friezland, who was supported by the Baron de Dalwigh, Envoy from Hesse Cassel to the States General, and by a Councillor of Hessian Court named Reys.
The States General tried to evade a decision on the points of law and possession by awarding to Frederick 50,000 florins per an. out of the estates of Maurice, and Frederick Henry and Luttrell notes in his Diary (vi, 615) on the 13th August that "several waggons laden with silver and other valuable things arising out of the revenues of the Principality of the late King William III. were sent for Berlin by the States General to the King of Prussia."
The award of the States General was made by virtue of their position as executors of the will of Wm. III., but it was not accepted by the several deputies of Friezland, Over Yssel and Groninguen. In their opinion the proposed accommodation was ultra vires.
The embassage of the freiherr von Verschauer terminated on the 22nd Dec.1711. The documents concerning the proceedings of the States General are printed in Lamberti vi, pp. 512–26.