Warrant Book
February 1712, 21-29

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'Warrant Book: February 1712, 21-29', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. 160-173. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85957 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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Feb. 21.Money warrant for 187l. 15s. 6d. to Thomas Lowther, gent.: without account: for so much by him actually paid and disbursed for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 445. Order Book VIII, p. 156. Disposition Book XXI, p. 230.
Feb. 21.Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 142l. to John Hooke as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 445.
Letter of direction for 4,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: 1,600l. thereof forthwith and the remainder by 600l. a week: and is intended to be applied to answer Mr. Heyman's bills of exchange for wines bought at Bordeaux for her Majesty's service. Disposition Book XXI, p. 230.
Thomas Harley to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer is well informed that several of the British Troops now in Catalonia, particularly those of Lucy, Rooke, Price, D. Bourgay [Col. Charles Dubourgay], Elliot and Lepel, want entire sets of arms and all their clothes. Please summon the Colonels of the said British Regiments or their agents and know of them when the said Troops had clothing and arms and how it comes to pass they are now in so bad a condition.
I enclose a memorial [missing] of Lieut.-Gen. Palmes for 151l. 10s. 0d. to supply the loss his Regiment sustained by the arms that were taken at Arleux the last campaign: also a memorial of Lieut. Gen. Harvy's desiring order to raise 145 men which (with those already here and the prisoners in Spain) will complete his Regiment. Please take her Majesty's directions as to the second of these: but as to the first please report what precedents there are for losses of that kind. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 127.
[Same] to the Auditor of the Receipt. The lenders on the General Mortgage for 1708 and that for 1709 are greatly in arrear of interest and have petitioned my Lord Treasurer that some effectual methods may be taken for satisfying same. Please report on the said petition. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed report [missing] from Mr. Brydges and Mr. Granville (now Lord Lansdown) on the petition of Col. Robert Dalzell proposing the forming of an Establishment to warrant the pay of his Regiment for the year 1710, "which became an exceeding of the war in that year." Ibid.
Same to said Lord Lansdown to prepare a royal warrant for paying 128l. 15s. 1d. to Lieut. Gen. Maitland, Governor of the Garrison of Fort William in Scotland, to redeem a ship loaded with provisions for the said fort which in coming from Glasgow thither was taken by a French privateer: the Lord Treasurer thinking it reasonable that same should be paid and placed to the account of Contingencies. Ibid., p. 128.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to making new trustees of certain lands whereof the remainder is in the Crown. Please draft such warrant or approbation as may be necessary. Ibid., p. 129.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Charles Hyatt of the city of Gloucester for a fresh grant on surrender of the office of Constable of the Castle of Gloucester demised by Wm. III. for three lives and now assigned to petitioner. Reference Book IX, p. 49.
Feb. 22.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to grant to Thomas Haylor and Katharine Roberts the 220l. paid by John Shelly, [then] Sheriff of Co. Sussex, in 4 Anne on a writ of capias utlagum by an inquisition taken at Horsham 7 Nov. 4 Anne as the goods and chattels of Shuni Cowper of West Chiltington, Co. Sussex, who was outlawed at the suits of said Haylor and Roberts in that year in the plea of debt: which goods were seized and sold for the said sum which is now remaining in the hands of the said late Sheriff. Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, pp. 158–9.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to George, Lord Lansdown, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying (out of money in James Brydges' hands for the service of the Forces in Spain) 488l. 8s. 5d. to the masters of the Transports that brought lately from Tarragona 89 invalid soldiers belonging to her Majesty's Troops in Spain, being at the rate of 13d. per day per man, having been taken on board on the 6th, 7th and 8th July last and landed on the 8th, 17th and 19th Oct. last.
prefixing: report by said Brydges on the memorial of William Nichols, William Cock, Richard Jennings, William Hook and William Tibbington, Commanders of the said transports lately arrived from Spain, who took on board the said Invalids July 6 and 7 last in Tarragona Road pursuant to orders from the Duke of Argyll and Capt. Hartwell of the Restauration man of war. [In order to the proper charging of the said sum to the accounts of the Regiments respectively concerned] I have made out the following abstract shewing how much of the said sum arises for the men of each Regiment, how much will be comprehended in their subsistence (provided the Regiments are allowed their pay) and how much will exceed their pay [and will therefore need to be provided some other way than by stoppages out of subsistence]: viz. as follows:
Regiments.not exceeding
their
subsistence.
exceeding
their
subsistence.
total.
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
Scots Guards23184201004484
Munden's Foot101861241123135
Wade's Foot2311027965166
Pepper's Dragoons3426_3426
Lepell's Dragoons27411_27411
Livesay's Foot21203085128
Harrison's Foot 21002410045100
Gore's Foot1418617833269
Stanhope's Dragoons8414_8414
Bowles's Foot13301561028910
Dormer's Foot1219615292823
Elliot's Foot27621555211
Raby's Dragoons6205_6205
Train of Artillery_52115211
Richards' Foot2130311051410
Dubourgay's Foot2130311051410
£33836£150411£48885
[sic for £150 14 11]
Money Book XXI, pp. 445–7.
Feb. 22.Thomas Harley to James Brydges to pay (out of any tallies and orders in your hands of the fonds for the year 1711) 2,000l. on account of the King of Portugal's subsidy, paying same to Don Luis de Cunda [da Cunha], his Envoy there, the said Envoy to allow in his receipt the advantage of exchange in further discharge of the said subsidy, to wit the difference between 5s. 2d. a milrei (the present rate of exchange) and 6s. a milrei (the rate her Majesty pays her Troops in Portugal). The interest on the said tallies and orders is to go towards making up the said sum of 2,000l. from the dates thereof to this 22nd day of February. Disposition Book XXI, p. 234.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Barker pretending to discover several frauds in the Customs. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 128.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the petition and case [missing] of William Sharret, a prisoner in Newgate, who was a collector of Excise. Ibid., p. 146.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petition of George Howell, late Receiver General of Taxes for South Wales, proposing a scheme, detailed, for raising 8,470l. 18s. 7d. towards meeting his debt of 9,790l. to the Queen: and praying stay of prosecution. Reference Book IX, p. 49.
Same to same of the petition of John Osborne, Richard Jenkinson and Henry Brown, sureties of Robert Brown, late Receiver General of part of Norfolk, who absconded about Sept. last leaving the sum of 9,219l. in arrear, which the said sureties have reduced to 4,819l.: praying allowance of 550l. in account to him for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid., p. 50.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Jenkinson, Collector of Dartmouth port, and Robert Wind, one of the Surveyors of Plymouth port, in behalf of themselves and other officers, shewing that in 1709 they seized at Dartmouth port a ship called the White Elephant and her cargo of wine, brandy, salt &c., she having practised fraudulent running of French goods and carrying considerable sums of English money; that their charges of prosecution of said ship amounted to 223l. 18s. 1d. and the Queen's moiety of the seizure was 2,161l. 16s. 7d.: that "the Customs, Excise and Salt [Offices] did agree to pay" the said charges when the Duties [on the cargo] should be paid and that same have been a long time paid and accounted for, but petitioners are still in disburse of their said charges: therefore praying consideration. Ibid., p. 52.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Neale shewing that he gave several informations and discoveries (to the peril of his life) of several packs of French silk and other goods which were seized at Thames Ditton and recovered to her Majesty to the value of near 400l.: therefore praying to be deputed a Customs officer at Thames Ditton, "whereby he doubts not but to do such service as may be a convincing proof of the necessity there is of an officer there." Ibid., p. 53.
Feb. 23.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Watts for the place of Examiner Outwards, London port, loco Mr. Marsh, deceased. Reference Book IX, p. 51.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Francis Tayler for a fresh lease of Colstable Farm in Sussex. Ibid., p. 52.
Same to same of the petition of John Smith for a same of Carrygarth Farm and other lands in the parish of Barrow, Co. Lincoln. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,925l. to Charles Whitworth for 385 days 1709 Dec. 25 to 1710–11 Jan. 14 on his ordinary of 5l. as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Czar of Muscovy: his allowance of 10l. a day as Ambassador Extraordinary to his Czarish Majesty, commencing from the said 14 Jan. 1710–11. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 447. Order Book VIII, p. 223.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to apply 1,915l. 11s. 6d. (out of the moneys imprested for the Mint out of the Coinage Duty) to make good the deficiency on coining several parcels of wrought plate which (in pursuance of an Address of the House of Commons of 1711 May 5 and the Queen's warrant dated 1711 May 10 issued thereon) were received into the Mint after 14 May 1711 at such rate and prices as had been agreed to by the said Commons, which rate and prices exceeded the money produced by the coinage of the same by the said sum of 1,915l. 11s. 6d.: which said deficiency is (by an Act of the present Session, 9 Anne, c. 3, for Charging and Continuing the Duties on Malt) directed to be supplied or made good out of the moneys arising by the [Customs] Duty called the Coinage Duty.
Appending: certificate by Cru. Peyton and S. Phillips of the wrought plate so received in the Mint at the Tower and of the produce and deficiency in the coining thereof (total 101,291l. 17s. 0d. ounces of plate of the rated value of 27,824l. 11s. 2d., but producing only 25,908l. 19s. 8d., leaving a deficiency of 1,915l. 11s. 6d.). Money Book XXI, pp. 448–9.
Thomas Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill on the Treasurer of the Navy for paying 4,000l. to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, as imprest for the service of his Office: assigning same to be paid out of Contributions on the Two Millions anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 16] remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands. Three-fifths of the said sum is to be placed to the head of Wages and two-fifths to the head of Victualling. Disposition Book XXI, p. 231.
Same to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to apply the above 4,000l. to such of the services under your care as are most pressing and need an immediate supply. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 34,833l. 12s. 2d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of malt anno 1712: and is to be applied to services as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1712.
for 35 days' subsistence Jan. 20 last to Feb. 23 inst. for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain26,120163
for 28 days' subsistence from Feb. 24 inst. to March 22 next for the Battalion of the Third Regiment of Guards and the Regiments of Hyndford and Kirke2,340142
for account of 5,000 men for sea service anno 1712.
for 35 days' subsistence as above to the several Regiments of this Establishment4,97311
for 28 days' subsistence as above for the Regiments of Breton and Hotham1,39908
£34,833122
Ibid., p. 232.
Feb. 23.William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges enclosing an order from a Committee of the House of Commons "and as to the account of what number of contractors there are for forage and their several names since the year 1705 my Lord Treasurer desires you to cause the same to be laid before the said Committee on Monday morning next at eight of the clock pursuant to the said order." (fn. 1) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 128.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Thomas Rashleigh in the Customs business at Plymouth port. Ibid., p. 129.
Same to Lord Lansdown. I moved my Lord Treasurer for a warrant for the abovesaid Rashleigh to be landwaiter at Plymouth. My Lord was pleased to say that by the rules of the Customs no person is to be admitted an officer without being first instructed and certified as qualified. Instructions as above have therefore been given. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 129.
Feb. 25.Letter of direction for 3,280l. to Lady Masham: out of Civil List moneys: for the Privy Purse: and is to be paid by 500l. a week beginning this week and is over and above the 500l. a week already directed for the Privy Purse. Disposition Book XXI, p. 234.
Thomas Harley to Mr. Brydges. By their Address [supra, p. 165] to her Majesty the House of Commons have desired an account of the remittances of money for the foreign services during the present war, at what rates and upon what terms and conditions. Please take care it be made for the time you have been Paymaster and be laid before the House accordingly. Please send a copy of the said account to be kept here.
A like letter to the Board of Ordnance so far as they have been concerned in any remittances.
A like to the Victualling Commissioners.
A like to the Navy Commissioners.
A like to Mr. Fox for such time as he was in the Office of Paymaster General [of the Forces] since the commencement of this present war.
A like to Mr. Sloper for so much of the said time as the Earl of Ranelagh was Paymaster General of the Forces. Out Letters (General) XX, pp. 129–30.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Charles Hore for prosecuting abuses in the Victualling her Majesty's Navy. Ibid., p. 130.
Same to Lord Lansdown to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. William Kerr relating to his equipage. Ibid.
Feb. 25.Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Sir Solomon de Medina has declined contracting for the bread and bread waggons for the campaign 1712. My Lord has received proposals from other hands. I enclose same [missing] together with the draft contracts as they were executed last year. Mr. Thomas Vernon of Twickenham, who has made some offers, is ordered by my Lord to attend you. Ibid., p. 131.
Treasurer Oxford to the Sheriff of Lincoln. Mr. Vaughan Bonner, Receiver General for part of Co. Lincoln, has detained money of his receipts to the great prejudice of her Majesty's service. I have superseded him and do hereby revoke his commission for the remainder of this year's Land Tax. Please give notice accordingly to the collectors et al. concerned, to make no further payments to him: and I will take care to appoint another Receiver who shall speedily attend the receipt there. Ibid.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a memorial [missing] of the Earl of Derby with the copy of an Act passed in the Isle of Man for preventing the shipping of goods there in order to be run in Great Britain and Ireland. Please propose such clauses as you think fit to be inserted in some Act of Parliament for preventing frauds arising by such exportation from said island. Ibid., p. 132.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Major General Newton praying satisfying of the Earl of Portmore's warrants directed to you for paying 686l. to said Newton (out of the non-effective money of his Regiment) to defray the charge of recruits. Ibid., p. 133.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of Don Luis de Cunda [da Cunha], Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Portugal, to seal his goods in order to their transport. Ibid., p. 135.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Humphrey Wanley, gent., shewing that in obedience to the commands of the Trustees for the Cottonian Library of the 19th of May 1703 he constantly attended for a month together inspecting the books, charters and other rarities there preserved and did fairly and neatly enter into the books of three of the said Trustees the account of the said inspection as made by Dr. Hutton, Mr. Anstis and himself; and that he drew up and entered several of the reports and did other services relating to the inspecting and methodising the said Library for which he never received any recompense: therefore praying consideration of this memorial together with that of William Hanbury, Esq., who now and for some years past hath had the care and custody of the said Library. Reference Book IX, p. 50.
Feb. 25.Treasury reference to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the memorial of Mr. Ruperta Howe, Chief Keeper and Ranger of the Forests of Alice Holt and Woolmer, Co. Southampton, shewing that the forest of Alice Holt is much frequented by deer stealers "who are very numerous and insolent to the number of near a hundred" and have threatened to destroy the said forest and murder the keepers; that since Michaelmas above 40 brace of deer have been discovered to have been killed besides what have been carried off undiscovered. Ibid., p. 51.
Feb. 26.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay 3,000l. to Dame Henrietta Maria Jenkinson (late Henrietta Maria Scarburgh, a Maid of Honour) as royal bounty for her marriage portion. (Money warrant dated Feb. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 29 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon: for same to be paid by 500l. a week "to be reckoned from this day.") Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 160. Order Book VIII, p. 159. Disposition Book XXI, p. 250.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or pension of 1,000l. per an. to Lady Katherine Hyde as a Lady of the Bedchamber, to which place and quality she has been admitted and sworn by the Chamberlain of the Household in the room and place of Henrietta, Lady Ryalton, as appears by a certificate of the Lord Chamberlain dated Jan. 29 last: to be computed and paid as from Jan. 29 last. Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, pp. 160–1.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to give order to the [Exchequer Court] Auditors for exonerating and discharging of Francis Herbert, Esq., late High Sheriff of Co. Montgomery, of and from the fine of 200l., set upon him at the Grand Sessions for said County, held at Llanvullyn in Sept. 1710 by Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester, for not attending at the said Sessions; which fine is estreated and is now in charge before the Auditor of said County, but not yet levied or paid to the Receiver thereof: the Queen being pleased to remit same at the petition of said Herbert and in compassion to his family "which is represented to us to be very numerous." (Treasurer Oxford's warrant dated Feb. 29 hereon to Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of Co. Montgomery, and to the Receiver of said County in accordance herewith.) Ibid., p. 161. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 366.
Money warrant for 2,600l. to John, Duke of Argyll, for six months or 26 weeks on his ordinary of 100l. a week 1711 June 6 to Dec. 5 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the King of Spain: his first three months having been advanced to him and cleared him to the said 6th June 1711 as appears by a certificate of his departure out of the presence. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated ? April 8 for payment thereof by 300l. a week out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XXI, p. 448. Order Book VIII, p. 158. Disposition Book XXI, p. 251.
Feb. 26.Thomas Harley to the Duke of Grafton [as Master Forester and Ranger of Whittlewood Forests and Parks]. The Lord Treasurer has read the reports of the Attorney General and of Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, concerning Whittlewood Forest and the office there to which you pretend. Send my Lord your opinion thereon before he lays them before the Queen. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 132.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. Hasten your report on the accounts of Sir Henry Furnese's remittances [by bills of exchange for the Troops in Flanders]. Ibid.
Same to Lord Masham to take the Queen's pleasure (when you attend her Majesty with any warrants for allowances of that kind) on the petition of Edward Harvey reviving a pretension to a brace of bucks and a brace of does yearly out of some of her Majesty's parks neighbouring upon his manor of Combe Nevill, near Kingston, in consideration of the conveyance of water out of his said manor for supplying the offices of Hampton Court Palace. Ibid., p. 133.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Brigadier Borr representing the state of his Regiment in their quarters and the present necessities they are under for want of subsistence. Ibid.
Same to Lord Lansdown. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your letter of the 14th as to the time from which the Paymaster General is to be authorised to make the deduction of 2½ per cent. from the Foreign Troops in her Majesty's pay. "His Lordship is of opinion that the warrant to be prepared in this case should commence and take place for all the moneys paid the said Foreign Troops from the time that the said 2½ per cent. was last paid or deducted from them." Ibid., p. 134.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Prince Eugene's lodgings in Leicester Fields next Thursday to seal his goods in order to the transport beyond sea. Ibid.
Thomas Harley to Sir Isaac Newton [Master Worker of the Mint] to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, transmitting a Representation received by his Grace from the Privy Council of Ireland concerning the making current there by Proclamation the several pieces of foreign coin therein mentioned at the rates and prices therein named in order to prevent the counterfeiting thereof and that offenders therein may be punished. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Clarke, merchant, et al., the Contractors for supplying the King of Portugal's Army with bread and forage, praying that the assignments given for their satisfaction on the King of Portugal's subsidy (now greatly in arrear) may be satisfied to prevent their ruin. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 135.
Feb. 26.Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jacob Jacobson and Peter Mayor, merchants, from discharge of their ships from quarantine here, "having performed a quarantain on the coasts of Holland." Ibid.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Brigadier Borr representing the state of his Regiment in their quarters and the present necessities they are under for want of subsistence. Is there anything particular in the circumstances and hardships this Regiment is alleged to lie under different from the rest ? Ibid., p. 136.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the desire of the Duke of Leeds for a grant of the administration of the effects of Charles Mallett, a British subject murdered in Turkey, and said to be the natural son of a gentleman nearly related to said Duke. I enclose his Grace's letter to the Earl of Dartmouth about this affair and Sir Nathaniel Lloyd's opinion thereon [both missing]. Her Majesty is inclined to gratify the Duke therein. Ibid., p. 138.
Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges of the petition of David De la Cour, who acted as chief clerk to Col. St. Leger in paying the prisoners in Spain and was at great expense in visiting their several quarters which were at very great distance: therefore praying some allowance. Reference Book IX, p. 52.
Feb. 27.Same to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes of the petition of William Palmer, Richard Benson, Abra. Marcot and Fisher Holyoake, sureties for John Andrews, deceased, late Receiver General for Co. Warwick, shewing that by sale of his estate they have reduced his debt from 11,000l. to 7,000l. and paid a further 1,000l. in order to obtain an Act of Parliament to corroborate the title of the remaining real estate: therefore praying stay of prosecution to give time for the sale thereof. Ibid., p. 53.
Feb. 28.Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 50l. to Richard Hoare, executor of Henry William Ludolph, deceased, as royal bounty: which would have been due to said Ludolph had he lived to Lady day 1712. Money Book XXI, p. 451.
Money warrant for 15l. to the Vicars [Choral] of the Cathedral church of Lichfield for one year to Xmas 1711 on their perpetuity.
10l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for same on their perpetuity. (Letters of direction dated March 27 hereon.) Ibid., p. 451. Disposition Book XXI, p. 242.
Letter of direction for 6,407l. 14s. 11d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be applied to pay bills of exchange from Kinsale, Edinburgh and other near places: [and is to be charged] under the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XXI, p. 232.
Feb. 28.Same for 2,100l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans ut supra: and is intended to be applied to the subsistence of the Foot Regiments of Clayton, Kane and Windress upon account from Feb. 23 inst. to clear their quarters and enable them to march. Ibid., p. 233.
William Lowndes to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Mazuel, surgeon, who lost his arm in the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, praying a pension on the Establishment of Ireland. Has anything of the like nature been formerly done ? Out Letters (General) XX, p. 135.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Charles Farley in the business of the Customs at the waterside. Ibid., p. 136.
Same to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides for an account of the gross and neat produce of the Duties on hides from their commencement to this time. Ibid.
Thomas Harley to [the Stamps Commissioners] to admit Edward Lloyd, "the bearer hereof," into a stamper's place on the first vacancy. Ibid.
Same to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War]. On reading Mr. Howe's report on Sir Scipio Hill's petition my Lord Treasurer observes that his pretensions to a pension are the same with several other Officers in Scotland for whom pensions are established that were discontinued upon the Union. My Lord desires to know what those pensions are and to whom paid and whether there were not many other Officers at pension on the Scotch Establishment that have been discontinued, who these Officers were and wherein Sir Scipio's case differs from those that have been so discontinued. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Lord Treasurer desires that some provision should be made for or towards paying the 23,496l. 19s. 7¼d. to satisfy bills of exchange and other services in the Office of Sick and Wounded. I enclose the list [missing] of bills and other particulars which amount to that sum. Please examine the rates at which the bills are drawn and propose in what manner they may be satisfied with respect to the money or tallies or other effects in your hands applicable thereto. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Capt. Geo. Philips, Captain of Grenadiers in Major General Rook's Regiment, with Mr. Brydges' report [missing] thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the petition of Andrew Card praying consideration for his pains in putting into order a great parcel of writings belonging to the late Queen Dowager and delivering them by schedule into the Exchequer Court for her present Majesty's use according to a decree in that behalf. Please inform the Lord Treasurer where the said writings are at present disposed and where you think they ought to be disposed and kept for the future service of the Crown. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 137.
Feb. 28.Thomas Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed account [missing] of the remitters [of exchange praying] for the sum of 2,062l. 18s. 4d. which they allege to be due to them for interest. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Daniel Hays and other merchants of London relating to the bills of exchange drawn by William Chetwind, her Majesty's Envoy at Genoa, for the service in Spain. Ibid., p. 138.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of the Window Duties. The Lord Treasurer directs you to appoint James Norris as an inspector of the Window Duty and Leather Duty in one of the vacancies mentioned in the enclosed recommendation [missing]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gilbert Powlson, gent., shewing that he was a faithful landsurveyor of Portsmouth port for 20 years, but six months since turned out: therefore praying restoration. Reference Book IX, p. 52.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Samuel Blunt, Jo[h]n Woods et al., creditors of Thomas Patching, outlawed for murther in 1707, shewing that they have been at all the charge and expense of discovering his estate and vesting same in the Crown and have prevailed with the Duke of Norfolk to grant them his interest therein as Lord by escheat: therefore praying a grant of the Crown's interest therein towards payment of his debt to them. Ibid., p. 54.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 25 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Henry Watkins, her Majesty's Secretary to her Ambassadors at the Treaty of Peace, of a silver standish, six candlesticks, snuffers and snuff pans, containing 300 ounces [of silver]: to an estimate of 105l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 327.
Feb. 29.Letter of direction for 1,000l. to Henry St. John, one of the Principal Secretaries of State: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 233.
Thomas Harley to Secretary St. John to insert in the next Gazettes the enclosed advertisement [missing] "which the Lord Treasurer desires you will be pleased to sign because of the pardon therein promised." Out Letters (General) XX, p. 138.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to report on two recommendations which my Lord Treasurer has received for John Ingham to be distributor of stamps, Co. Suffolk, and Samuel Gibbs ditto for Co. Wilts. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a noli prosequi to the information against John Banfeild for the 100l. seized by the Customs officers at Bristol as part of 563l. 13s. 1d. seized in the ship Hannah, bound from Bristol to Ireland, of which 463l. 13s. 1d. was condemned and paid into the Receipt Dec. 14 last.
prefixing: the Customs Commissioners' report on said Banfeild's petition. Our Solicitor's assistant is of opinion that the Queen will recover the 100l. which is to be tried next term. If your Lordship orders it to be restored to Banfeild we crave leave to remind you of the officers' share of the seizure [so] that they may not be discouraged from doing their duty. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 392.
Feb. 29.Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Rouse of London Bridge shewing that he attended the Lord Treasurer with 40 double half crown stamps to compare with her Majesty's dies in order to detect Mr. Dyot: which [dies] he petitions to have returned to him. Reference Book IX, p. 53.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Job Mathew, surety of John Goodwin, merchant, for tobacco Duties, shewing that Goodwin is a bankrupt and an extent [is] issued against petitioner whereby he is utterly ruined.
In the margin: this was again referred to the Customs Commissioners 5 May 1713 for a certificate pursuant to an Act of that Session [13 Anne, c. 8] signed per Mr. Harley. Ibid.
Same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Humphry Beckley, messenger, shewing that in obedience to a warrant from the Lord Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre to apprehend William Newton, deer stealer, he was at a charge of 19l. 1s. 10d. therein. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir John Talbot and Henry Rodbourn for an Exchequer lease of Colstable Farm and Chesworth Lodge of which they are in possession. Ibid., p. 54.
Same to same of the petition of Alice Manning, relict of Thomas Manning, Esq., for a new lease of the manor of Bridgestock, alias Brixtock, Co. Northampton. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Evan Williams, locksmith, that no lease pass to Richard Goodrick or any other of a house called the Fryers at Richmond in Surrey, late in lease to John Lauze, until he be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Hornby at the Pipe Office. Caveat Book, p. 63.

Footnotes

1 On the 22nd Feb. 1711–12 the House of Commons resolved that an Address be presented to her Majesty that she will be pleased to give directions for an account to be laid before the House of the remittances of money for the foreign service during this present war, and the rates, terms and conditions thereof (Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, p. 105). The presentation of this Address and the Queen's answer to it are not recorded in the Journals. But on two subsequent occasions the account itself is referred to.
3 June 1712
Ordered, that the accounts showing what remittances of money have been made abroad for the foreign services during the present war, and at what rates and upon what terms and conditions the said remittances have been made, which [accounts] have been laid before this House, be taken into consideration on Saturday morning (Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, p. 250).
7 June 1712
The order being read for taking into consideration the accounts of remittances
Resolved, that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will be pleased to give directions that the Minute of the Treasury dated the 12th of December 1709 [see Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 34–35] relating to the [Bank of England's] proposal to make the remittances, and the report of the Auditors of the Imprest dated the 12th of January 1710–11 relating to the remittances, and an account of what allowances have been made for discounts of tallies and Exchequer Bills for remittances, and to whom, and what discounts have been paid for [? Exchequer] Bills by the Deputy Paymaster in Holland since August 1710, and also that the several bills of exchange drawn by the Paymaster in England during the war with the dates and rates of exchange, and the times of payment and to whom payable, may be laid before this House.
Ordered, that the said Address be presented to her Majesty by such Members of this House as are of her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council.
Resolved, that this House will upon Tuesday next take into consideration the accounts shewing what remittances of monies have been made abroad for the foreign services during the present war and at what rates and conditions the said remittances have been made; which [accounts] have been laid before this House (Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, p. 261).
12 June 1712
Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of her Majesty's Forces in foreign service, presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to her Majesty, an account of what allowances have been made for discounts of tallies and Exchequer Bills for remittances, and to whom and what discounts have been paid for Bills by the Deputy Paymaster in Holland since August 1710 so far as the accounts are returned from thence.
And the title of the said account was read.
Ordered, that the said account do lie upon the table and the accounts showing what remittances of monies have been made abroad for the foreign services during this present war, and at what rates and upon what terms and conditions the said remittances have been made, which [accounts] have been laid before this House, shall be taken into consideration.
The said account is bound up with the other papers of this Session (Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, p. 265).
The Session closed before the matter was further considered.
But it will be noticed that the above extracts make no reference whatever to the subject of forage; and there is no discoverable entry in the Journals bearing specifically on forage. The account in Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, p. 178, concerns only the unprovided extraordinaries of the war: and the Votes, ibid., p. 190, are simply Supply Votes: and similarly those on pp. 244–6, ibid., relate only to accounts under the ordinary Exchequer process of Declaration.
There can be little doubt that the order quoted in the text with its reference to forage was directed against the Duke of Marlborough, but the intrigue would appear to have been suppressed or called off.
The question of exchange remittances for the war had engaged the attention of the Commissioners of Accounts for months before the date of the above entry. (See the return made in October 1711, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 504–514.)