Warrant Book
March 1712, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: March 1712, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. 183-198. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85959 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Mar. 11.Same by same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt of the Exchequer to deliver up for cancellation the tallies and orders for the three reversionary annuities purchased by or assigned to John Hook and James Wittewrong and Richard, Earl of Ranelagh (the same having proved to be extinct and wrongly sold by reason of death of the annuitant prior to sale of the reversion thereon): to wit, as follows: (1) William Theed, fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, the nominee mentioned in order No. 5539 for 70l. per an. for his life, who died 3 Sept. 1698, and the reversion thereof extinct at the time, viz. 14 Aug. 1700, of the purchase thereof by Hook, Wittewrong and Constantine Vernatti of London: (2) Henrietta Cornelia van Bambeck daughter and nominee of Cornelius van Bambeck of Amsterdam, merchant, mentioned in an order No. 4997 for 28l. per an. for life, she having died 11 Sept. 1698, new style, and the reversion purchased 9 Sept. 1698 [new style] by Richard, Earl of Ranelagh: (3) Susanna Killingworth, daughter of John Killingworth, of St. Clements Danes, nominee mentioned in an order No. 447 for 14l. per an., who was buried 3 May 1695 and the reversion of her annuity purchased by said Earl of Ranelagh 9 Sept. 1698: on which reversions the said purchasers have received 70l. on order 5539; 105l. on order 4997; and 143l. 10s. Od. on order 447, which several sums they are ready to pay into the Exchequer again [as wrongly paid to them and received by them].
In place of the said tallies and orders, tallies in lieu thereof are hereby to be levied for like reversions on other annuitant nominees still living, and fresh orders are hereby to be drawn for paying the annuities expectant upon the death of such nominee to be so chosen: taking care that the money so as above received by default be first repaid into the Exchequer. Money Book XXI, p. 456.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners of Trade the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Lee, executor in trust for the younger children of the late Earl of Stirling, for the said Commissioners' report thereon, Out Letters (General) XX, p. 145.
Mar. 11.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Mould, merchant, for discharge of the ship Joanna and Elizabeth from quarantine. (The like reference concerning the ship Mons.) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 145.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to observe orders in Council of the 8th inst. for the discharge of the following ships from quarantine on the petition of Jacob Jacobson and Peter Mayor, merchants: viz.
Providence, Geo. Hooper master; with piece goods, flax, hemp, plank and wooden wares.
Three Brothers, Herman Hend. de Veer master, with ditto.
Love, Ruerdt Hilikes master, with ditto.
King Ahasuerus, Keyme Jaricks master, with ditto.
St. John, John Tohnsend Jorg master, with ditto.
North Star, John Jacobs master, with ditto.
Goosfeild, Darick Hout master, with ditto. Love, Claes Johnson master, with ditto.
David and Abigail, Adrian de Koe master, with ditto.
Sun, John de Man master, with ditto.
On the petition of John Boswell:
David, John Boswell master, from Dantzic, with flax, wool, linen &c.
On the petition of Thomas Bowden, merchant, et al.:
Margaret, Thomas White master: with flax from Dantzic.
On the petition of William Astell, merchant, et al.:
Tygar, James Barman master: with plank from Dantzic.
Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 383–4.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to report on the petition of William Bowden, merchant, for discharge of the ship Ann of Leith from quarantine.
The like for the like discharge of the ship Fortune. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 305.
Mar. 12.Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply 17,907l. 11s. 4½d. (out of 30,000l. borrowed from the Bank): to services as in the minute of March 4 inst., supra, p. 14. Disposition Book XXI, p. 236.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer directs you to instruct Charles Farley in the business of the Customs. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 145.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] containing a proposal by Solomon and Judah Perari (Pereiri) for bread and bread waggons in her Majesty's pay in the Low Countries. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from John Ward relating to some part of Mr. Albert's estate. Ibid., p. 146.
Instrument signed by Treasurer Oxford declaring that 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. of South Sea Stock is for the use of the public according to the directions of the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, for making good Deficiencies. This instrument is on the lines of the privy seal as below, pp. 185–8, and recites that the Navy debt was, by the said Act, computed at 5,130,539l. 5s. 5d. to 29 Sept. 1710 (exclusive of the debt for the Register for Seamen); the Ordnance debt similarly at 154,324l. 15s. 8¼d. to same date; the Transport service debt similarly at 424,791l. 5s. 4¼d.; and that 366,519l. 16s. 5d. (part of 378,859l. 5s. 8¼d.) was computed for debts incurred between the said 29 Sept. 1710 and 25 Dec. 1710 in the said Offices of Navy, Victualling and Transport (viz. 96,720l. 3s. Od. for bills on Wear and Tear, 228,275l. 12s. 5d. by bills on Victualling and 41,524l. 1s. Od. for Transport bills): and a sum of 85,000l. was on the said Act computed for interest of such parts of the said debts as carried interest from 1710 Dec. 25: making a total of 6,161,175l. 2s. 10½d.: and further a sum of 386,325l. was by the said Act computed as interest for three quarters from 25 March 1711 to 25 Dec. 1711 at 6 per cent. for all the public debts therein mentioned; whereof the debts for the Navy, Victualling, Transports and Ordnance for the said three quarters are part and the interest thereupon for the said three quarters comes to 81,344l. 8s. 4½d. as part of the said 386,325l.: and the said two sums of 6,161,175l. 2s. 10½d. and 81,344l. 8s. 4½d. make together 6,242,519l. 11s. 3d., which with 500,000l. for the public service doth and will amount in the whole to 6,742,519l. 11s. 3d.: and since the making of the said Act and in pursuance thereof the Navy Commissioners have delivered into the Lord Treasurer two Register Books shewing that the Navy debt by bills registered in the present Register Books (after abatements for imprests and after additions for interest to Lady day 1711) amounts to 1,774,272l. 12s. 4d., and the like debt in the Second Register Book (after like abatements and additions) amounts to 16,409l. 16s. 2d., and the Lord Treasurer is certified by a report from the Navy Commissioners of 5 March 1711–12 that there are no tickets in their Office which ascertain the wages due on them and that no tickets [exist which] do [duplicate or ascertain] the same, [there] being [in existence] only certificates for men discharged for the time they have served in her Majesty's ships: and similarly the Victualling Commissioners have delivered in a book and therein certified their bills registered in Course to the said 25 March 1711–12 to amount to 1,846,798l. Os. 11d.; and similarly the Transport Commissioners have similarly delivered in a book and therein certified their registered bills in Course to amount to 552,509l. 13s. 4d. to the said time; and similarly the Ordnance have certified theirs to be 181,127l. 1s. 6¼d.: which five sums together make 4,371,117l. 4s. 1¼d.: and in accordance with the requirements of the said Act the said 4,371,117l. 4s. 1¼d. is to be deducted from the said 6,742,519l. 11s. 3d. and the remainder, being 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d., is hereby to be deemed and taken to be public money and to be subscribed as such into South Sea Stock and to be applied and disposed towards paying the residue of the debts mentioned in the said Act or for any other public uses for which a Supply hath been or should be granted by Parliament, and any loss or discount thereon is to be accounted for and discharged in such manner as her Majesty may think fit and direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 373–8.
Mar. 13.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney General and Solicitor General for a privy seal to approve the Lord Treasurer Oxford's Instrument [ut supra] dated March 12 inst. for adjusting South Sea Stock for the public and to direct the subscribing the same into the Stock of the said Company and the charging the same and the disposing thereof to the public use: all as follows: by the said Instrument the Lord Treasurer has caused all the sums computed in the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15 (for making good Deficiencies &c.), as debts of the several Offices of the Navy, Victualling, Ordnance and Transports with the interest thereon to be cast into one total sum amounting to 6,242,519l. 11s.3d., and has added thereto (as the Act directs) 500,000l. for public services, making a gross sum of 6,742,519l. 11s. 3d.; and likewise has caused all the debts of the said four Offices for which bills, certificates or debentures have been made forth and certified, to be likewise cast up into one total sum amounting to 4,371,117l. 4s.1¼d. (it being certified by the Navy Commissioners in a report dated March 5 inst. that there are no Tickets in their Office which ascertain the wages due on them and that no Tickets do [so], the same being only certificates for men discharged, of the time they have served in her Majesty's ships): and by the said Instrument the Lord Treasurer has caused the last named sum to be deducted out of the said gross total of 6,742,519l. 11s. 3d., and that the residue doth amount to 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d.: and according to the tenour of the said Act the said sum of 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. (over and above the stock of the tallies and orders "therein" mentioned) is and ought to be deemed and taken to be public money and to be also made part of the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company for the use of the public in such manner as the Queen should direct by privy seal or sign manual:
The Queen therefore hereby ratifies the said Instrument of Treasurer Oxford and the computation and adjustment of the said 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. as therein:
And further, by a royal sign manual of 1711 Oct. 1 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 472–3], and a Lord Treasurer's warrant of 1711 Oct. 2 [ut supra, Ibid., pp. 480–1], thereon, the sum of 288,600l. 7s. 2d. (part of the said 500,000l.) has been subscribed into the said Capital Stock by Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy (to be applied as follows, viz. 237,386l. thereof to satisfy bills made forth for the Course of the Navy incurred between 1711 March 25 and Sept. 29 and the remaining 51,214l. 7s. 2d. to complete a greater sum for like bills made forth for the Course of the Victualling in the same time): and the Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners were directed by the said warrant to certify exact lists to the Navy Treasurer of all such bills as they respectively assign for payment in Course as usual out of the sum so directed to be made stock as aforesaid, and the said Navy Treasurer was thereby directed forthwith to transfer so much of the said stock as should appear to be due for each of the said bills to the respective persons entitled thereto; and several transfers have been made or do remain still to be made by the said Charles Cæsar in the books of the said Company accordingly:
And further, in pursuance of the said royal warrant and of Treasurer Oxford's warrant dated 1711 Oct. 5 [thereon] the sum of 87,000l. (as other part of the said 500,000l.) has been subscribed into South Sea Stock by Thomas Micklethwayte, Treasurer and Paymaster for Transports, to be applied to the payment of bills registered in Course for Transport services from the 25 March 1711: and in like manner the Transports Commissioners were required to transmit lists of such bills as they should assign for payment in Course out of the said stock of 87,000l. and that thereupon the said Micklethwait should transfer so much thereof to the persons entitled, to wit so much of the said stock as should appear to be due for each of the said bills: and the said Micklethwayte hath transferred or is ready to transfer the same in the books of the said Company accordingly:
Therefore the Queen does hereby ratify and approve the said warrants and the subscribing of the said sums of 288,600l. 7s. 2d. and 87,000l. into the Capital Stock of the said Company and the disposition thereof to the respective uses and services of the Navy, Victualling and Transport as above, and all transfers and assignments made or to be made thereof [in the books of the said Company] as above; and that the said two sums be deemed part of the 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. in the Capital Stock of the said Company for the use of the public. And further it is hereby appointed and directed that the sum of 1,424,399l. 12s. 10d. in further part of the said sum of 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. shall forthwith be subscribed into the said Capital Stock for the use of the public in the proportion as follows, viz. 3,124l. 18s. 6d. by Thomas Micklethwayte [as Treasurer and Paymaster for Transports] and 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. by Charles Cæsar [as Treasurer of the Navy]: making (with the two aforesaid sums) a total of 1,800,000l., part of the said 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. And as to the 571,402l. 7s. 1¾d. which will remain to complete the said 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. "we will hereafter give directions for subscribing the same into and making the same part of the said Capital Stock for the use of the public."
Further the several persons [Departmental Paymasters] who have subscribed or shall subscribe the sums as above are to be charged therewith by way of memorandum in the Imprest Rolls and Certificates to be made forth by the proper officers in the Receipt of the Exchequer: to wit Charles Cæsar [as Navy Treasurer] with 288,600l. 7s. 2d. already subscribed and 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. to be subscribed: and Thomas Micklethwayte [as Transports Treasurer] with 87,000l. already subscribed and 3,124l. 18s. 6d. to be subscribed.
Further, in accordance with the terms of the said Act of Parliament, the Lord Treasurer is hereby authorised to dispose and apply all or any part of the stock arising by the computation as above towards paying the residue of the debts of the said Offices of the Navy, Victualling, Ordnance and Transports "so as every warrant for disposing or allowing the disposition of such parts of the said stock already subscribed be made in writing and entered as aforesaid, which entry shall be noted thereon to be made under the hands of the respective officers or their respective deputies or chief clerks."
Further, if the Lord Treasurer at any time think it conducible to the public service to raise money upon the said stock arising by the said computation, he may hereby by like warrants in writing entered in the Exchequer and noted thereon as aforesaid cause money to be raised by the said respective [Departmental] Treasurers and Paymasters by sale, mortgage or otherwise and apply same towards paying the residue of said debts.
And the said respective Treasurers and Paymasters shall be correspondingly discharged in account by assignments or transfers of the said stock to any person for any public use (other than the debts in their respective Offices) and such assignees upon account shall stand charged therewith in like manner.
And if any profit or advantage be made in the application of the said stock or by any dividends or other benefits attending the same, all such profit shall be charged and accounted for to the use of the public in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall direct by his warrant.
On the contrary any loss and discount similarly accruing shall be allowed and discharged to the accomptant; as also moneys paid upon calls and other necessary disbursements.
Further, the said Charles Cæsar [as Treasurer of the Navy] did in pursuance of a warrant of 20 July 1711 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 377] by Treasurer Oxford subscribe into the stock of the said Corporation for the use of the public 168,100l. in tallies and orders on the Act of 8 Anne, c. 14, for Continuing Several Impositions (together with 17,345l. for the interest accrued thereon till 1711 Dec. 25, amounting together to 185,445l.); and on 2 Oct. 1711 [Ibid. p. 484] the said Lord Treasurer directed the said principal sum of 168,100l. to be applied towards satisfying Victualling bills made forth and numbered in Course between 25 March 1711 and 29 Sept. 1711, and the said Cæsar has transferred or is ready to transfer the same accordingly to the creditors of the Victualling: and further the privy seal of 1711 Dec. 11 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 569, under date 1711 Nov. 30] confirmed the application of the said principal sum of 168,100l. towards the satisfaction of such Victualling bills: and the same is hereby confirmed, approved and allowed. Nevertheless it is hereby directed that before the said Cæsar be admitted to make any more transfers for satisfaction of the said Victualling bills he shall leave with the Directors of the said South Sea Company a list signed by himself of other persons to whom such transfers have been or shall be made upon account of the said sum of 168,100l.
And further, it appears by the Subscription Books for the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company that on July 6 last 1711 John Lansdell, gent., as Deputy to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance, similarly subscribed as for the Ordnance the sum of 532l. 18s. 4d. in Army and Transport debentures comprehended in a book of such debentures certified by Thomas Jett, Paymaster of such debentures; and on the 26th of July 1711 the said Lansdell similarly subscribed a further sum of 45,319l. 13s. 1d. (which with 2,039l. 7s. 7d. of accruable interest made a total of 47,359l. Os. 9d.) and on Nov. 10 last a further sum of 11,641l. 19s. 10d. for principal and interest: both which sums of 47,359l. Os. 8d. and 11,641l. 19s. 10d. were in the form of Ordnance debentures comprehended in a book of such debentures duly certified by the officers of the Ordnance, being comprised within the aforementioned sum of 4,371,117l. 4s. 1¼d.
The Queen is therefore fully satisfied that the said three sums of 532l. 18s. 4d., 47,359l. 0s. 8d. and 11,641l. 19s. 1d. ought not to be reckoned as any part of the said 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. and they are hereby so declared not to be part of the said 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. which as aforesaid is declared to be stock for the use of the public: and therefore it is hereby appointed that the said John Lansdell shall and may dispose, assign and transfer the same to such persons and in such manner as the Board of Ordnance shall direct.
Finally, all transfers of any the public stock as aforesaid shall be according to the directions set out above and the Directors of the South Sea Company shall not be responsible for any undue transfers or assignments of the said [public] stock or for any misapplication of the proceeds thereof by the said respective [Departmental] Paymasters and Treasurers. [The privy seal hereon is dated April 9.] Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, pp. 162–72.
Mar. 13.Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: and is for the sea service of the Office of Ordnance: 5,000l. thereof is to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712 and 5,000l. out of loans to be made by said Mordaunt on Malt anno 1712 (the orders for which loans are to bear interest from the dates of the relative tallies). Disposition Book XXI, p. 235.
Mar. 13.Same for 3,631l. 18s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by said Brydges himself on Malt 1712 (and bearing interest as above): and is intended to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the Forces under his pay as the Lord Treasurer shall direct.
Also 1,940l. to same: out of loans now remaining in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is intended to be paid to Lieut. Gen. Palmes' Regiment of Horse now in the Low Countries as part of the 40,000 men; as on account of their pay. Ibid.
William Lowndes to said Brydges to assign the 100,000l. directed to you the 7th inst. and the above 3,631l. 18s. 0d. to satisfy so much remaining due to be paid on bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Morrice, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, according to the scheme approved by the Lord Treasurer Aug. 22 last [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 416–7] for satisfying foreign bills of exchange. Ibid., pp. 236, 237.
[? Mar. 13.]Letter of direction for 1,000l. to Henry Pigot, Esq.: out of Civil List moneys: for the service of the Robes: to be issued by 500l. this week and 500l. next week. Ibid., p. 237.
Mar. 13.William Lowndes to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War]. Lieut. Gen. Webb and the Earl of Orrery have demanded their pay as General Officers for the year 1711. Please lay before the Queen, for her pleasure thereon, the enclosed state [missing] of their case in respect to the said pay as represented from Mr. Brydges' office.
As to your letter of the 10th inst. about Regiments to be placed on the Establishment of Ireland to fill up the vacancies there, my Lord Treasurer thinks that affair not properly before him to determine, but desires you to lay before the Queen, for her pleasure thereon, a state of all the Regiments distinguished as to their seniority. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 146.
Same to Mr. Brydges. Several of the General Officers have memorialised my Lord Treasurer for an allowance of forage in the year 1710 in proportion to their pay for that year. Please inform my Lord whether the said Officers served in their posts in that year and what the custom or practice has been in respect of the said allowance of forage and whether any provision has been made by Parliament towards answering this particular demand. As to their serving, 'tis presumed Mr. Cardonel may best inform you. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Van Huls, Clerk of her Majesty's Robes and Wardrobes, shewing that by his patent he is entitled to lodgings for his Office or to 50l. per an. allowance for the same; that the lodgings belonging to his Office at Whitehall was burned in the grand fire; therefore praying that so much ground may be allowed him in the ruins adjoining, he being willing to rebuild the same at his own expense on [condition of a] grant of a certain term or reimbursement of what he shall lay out. Reference Book IX, p. 55.
Mar. 13.Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 29 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to John Williams, late one of the children of the Chapel [Royal], of the usual allowance of clothes [on the breaking of his voice]: to an estimate of 9l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 327.
Mar. 14.Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against William Palmer et al., securities for John Andrews, late Receiver General of Co. Warwick, deceased.
Appending: report by the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of said Palmer et al. Ibid., p. 372.
Mar. 15.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay 322l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies; 300l. thereof as a present from the Queen to Monsieur Sanseverino, [Ottavio, Conte Sanseverino D'Aragona] Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Parma; and the remaining 22l. for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Feb. 21 [sic for March 21] hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 18 hereon.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 172. Disposition Book XXI, p. 284.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the grant to John Bridges of the office of Agent and Solicitor to the Commissioners of Customs and in place thereof to grant the said office to Robert Stephens, Esq.: with the annuity or salary of 300l. per an. for himself and for maintaining an able assistant and another person under him: all during pleasure. Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 173.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,866l. to Edward Barker, gent., Treasurer to the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty: without account: for the uses as in the charter of incorporation dated 1704 Nov. 3 of the said Bounty: to be paid out of any receipts of First Fruits and Tenths in the Exchequer. (Money order dated March 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 174. Order Book VIII, p. 161.
Same to same to pay 1,000l. to Sir William Fazakerly, Chamberlain of the city of London: and is for the relief of the poor in the parishes of the city and to be distributed by directions of Henry Bishop of London and Sir Robert Beach croft, Lord Mayor of London. (Money warrant dated March 18 hereon.) (Money order dated March 20 hereon.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV. p. 174. Order Book VIII, p. 160.
Money warrant for 10,557l. 2s. 10d. to John, Duke of Marlborough, for 105 weeks and 4 days 1709 Dec. 23 to 1711–12 Jan. 1 on his ordinary of 100l. a week as late Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Holland. (Money order dated March 18 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 457. Order Book VIII, p. 176.
Same for 3,296l. 5s. 0d. to same for five bills of extraordinaries in the said service between 8 Dec. 1709 and 1 Jan. 1711–12 as allowed by Secretary Henry St. John Feb. 27 last.
Appending: said bills:
£s.d.
(1) from 8 Dec. 1709 to 8 Mar. 1709–10. given to the Captain of the yacht that brought him over21100
for postage of letters, for expresses and for several Correspondences142100
for intelligence of all sorts19000
for several other disbursements for her Majesty's service and for pens, paper and other stationery ware4550
£39950
(2) from 8 March 1709–10 to 8 Sept. 1710. for the like four items respectively 21l. 10s. 0d., 260l., 405l. and 112l.£798100
(3) from 8 Sept. 1710 to 8 March 1710–11. for the like four items respectively 21l. 10s. 0d., 275l., 364l. 5s. 0d. and 138l. 15s. 0d.£799100
(4) from 8 March 1710–11 to 8 Sept. 1711. for the like four items respectively 21l. 10s. 0d., 270l., 390l. and 117l. 10s. 0d.£79900
(5) from 8 Sept. 1711 to 1 Jan. 1711–12. for the like four items respectively 21l. 10s. 0d., 187l., 10s. 0d., 207l. 10s. 0d. and 85l. 15s. 0d.£ 50250
(Money order dated March 18 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 457–8. Order Book VIII, p. 176.
Mar. 15.Same for 20l. to Samuel Berisford, clerk, as royal bounty for the charges of his passage to Barbados whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated March 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 27 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 459. Order Book VIII, pp. 160, 242.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. The Lord Treasurer directs you to pay 20l. to John King, who has recovered and brought to the Treasury for the Queen's use a large book containing copies of the rates of the late Queen Katherine's jointure and of several letters patents and other matters concerning the same. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 147.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. The Lord Treasurer takes notice that in the accounts you have prepared of the remittances [of exchange] made from your Office the names of the remitters are not inserted; which he thinks the House will expect. I return the said accounts for you to insert the names accordingly. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing the contracts [missing] made by Gen. Lumley and Lieut. Gen. Withers and [Col. William] Cadogan for bread and bread waggons in the ensuing campaign. Please make entries of them in your Office and return them with a memorial [from yourself] for the sums thereby agreed to be advanced to the contractors for the better enabling them to proceed on their said contracts. Please also report on the enclosed representation [missing] from Monsieur Beaumont, contractor for forage.
Memorandum. There was also enclosed in this letter a memorial of the Duke of Ormonde about clearings of the Officers commanded to their respective posts: and a letter from Baron Luthrum with demands for the Battalion of Ottinghen. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 147.
Mar. 15.Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges of the petition of Col. Evelyn, Major to Brigadier Stanwix's Regiment, shewing that Mr. Morrice, [Deputy] Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, gave to John Whitton (Paymaster [Agent] of the said Regiment) bills payable to him in England for 2,800l., one third whereof has been paid; but the said Whitton has gone off: therefore praying a stop to be put to the payment of the remaining bills until the demands of the said Regiment be satisfied. Reference Book IX, p. 55.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against James Taylor, Receiver General of [Taxes on the officials and servants, &c. of] her Majesty's Palaces of Whitehall, St. James's and the verges thereof.
Appending: report by Thomas Jett, Auditor, on the state of said Taylor's accounts. The whole sum granted by Parliament and chargeable on the said two palaces is 30,754l. 6s. 3d. yearly. It does not yet appear what the yearly deficiency is, as the [Assessment] Commissioners for the said Taxes have not returned the respective duplicates into the Queen's Remembrancer's Office. But by the certificate of the said Receiver it appears that the whole sum assessed is only 19,403l. 8s. 0d. yearly, leaving a yearly deficiency of 11,350l. 18s. 3d. For the year 1705 the Receiver has paid into the Exchequer 19,880l. 18s. 8½d. and the allowances of salary amount to 549l. 7s. 9½d. Similarly for the year 1706 he paid into the Exchequer 18,880l. 18s. 8½d.; for 1707 he paid in 18,810l. 6s. 3d., arrears being 593l. 0s. 3d.; for 1708 he paid in 18,202l. 0s. 10d., arrears being 1,200l. 11s. 10d.; for 1709 he paid in 17,746l. 4s. 8½d., arrears being 1,645l. 9s. 0½d.; and for 1710 he paid in 10,200l. 13s. 9d., the arrears remaining in the hands of several persons being 9,202l. 14s. 3d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 379–81.
Same to same to stay process against William Hewer, Treasurer for Tangiers, on his accounts as such and on the accounts of the late Samuel Pepys as such, to whom he is executor.
prefixing: certificate by Auditor Harley of the state of said accounts. Ibid., p. 383.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the issue of 10,000l. towards the charge of making an arsenal in the Castle of Dublin to hold the small arms now in store there; also for building the magazines near the Royal Hospital for holding the powder separate from each other to prevent accident to the whole; also for making sheds in the several Garrisons to preserve the gun carriages from decay in a country where timber is so very scarce and dear; and for building a Council Chamber and several public offices as below, a late fire having destroyed the same: the necessity of all which was represented to the House of Commons, Ireland, by the Lord Lieutenant at the opening of the last Session of Parliament there: and same were very readily allowed of [by the said House]: and are approved by her Majesty, to wit:
£s.d.
the charge of building the Council Chamber with its appurtenances3,317179
the charge of building the Offices of the Receiver General, Commissary General &c.3,71023
the charge of building an Armoury3,99900
the two powder magazines7,48640
sheds for gun carriages at the several Garrisons2,00000
£20,512140
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 260–1.
Mar. 15.Same to same for payment of 200l. to John Richardson, clerk, as a reward for his zeal and pains in converting the Popish natives of that Kingdom [of Ireland] to the Protestant religion, the Queen being graciously pleased to give all due encouragement to the increase and propagation of the Protestant religion: all in accordance with an Address of the House of Commons, Ireland, as represented in the Lord Lieutenant's letter of Sept. 27 last. Ibid., pp. 261–2.
Mar. 17.Money order for 60l. to Humphrey Wanley as reward for his labour and pains in inspecting the Cottonian Library (jointly with Dr. Hutton and Mr. Anstis), as also for his making entries in the book of the Trustees for the said Library of the said inspection and for drawing up a report of the state wherein the Inspectors found the said Library. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 459. Order Book VIII, p. 160. Disposition Book XXI, p. 239.
Letter of direction for 2,011l. 5s. 4¾d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be placed to the account of clearings to her Majesty's Subject Troops in Flanders, being to be applied to answer Exchequer fees payable out of the poundage money which is to be deducted from the Forces upon clearing. Disposition Book XXI, p. 237.
William Lowndes to said Brydges. The Lord Treasurer directs you to assign tallies and orders for 1,439l. 16s. 5d. as follows out of tallies and orders remaining in your hands applicable thereto, taking care to reckon the interest accrued thereon as part of said total and to surcharge yourself with such interest in your accounts: viz.
£s.d.
to the Duke of Savoy, on his subsidy, being to be paid over at the instance of Count Maffei to Mr. Lawrence Galdy in repayment of so much advanced by him for the service of said Duke49100
to the Earl of Barrymore, on account of his pay as Lieut. General of her Majesty's Forces in Spain and the pay of two aides de camp50000
to Brigadier Stanwix's Regiment, on account of their pay, being to be paid over to Capt. Colt for the subsistence of several non-commission Officers and soldiers paid by him during his being a prisoner in Spain448165
£1,439165
Disposition Book XXI, pp. 237–8.
Mar. 17.Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of George Lawson, gent., a prisoner in the Fleet, on account of salt Duties, praying a decision how the law stood with relation to the drawback of the said Duty, upon which he stands prosecuted. Reference Book IX, p. 55.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against the late Commissioners for Transports on their accounts.
prefixing: certificate by Fra. Bythell, deputy to Arthur Mayn-wayring, one of the Auditors of Imprests, "that a state of the account of the latter part of the Transport service during the late war from the year 1692 to the year 1702 is prepared and will soon be presented to the Lord Treasurer." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 381.
Mar. 18.Royal warrant dated St. James's to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay 5,000l. to James, Duke of Ormonde, Captain General of all her Majesty's Land Forces: which sum the Queen is pleased to allow him towards the charge of providing an equipage as Commander in Chief of the Forces acting in conjunction with those of our Allies in the Low Countries. (Letter of direction dated March 30 for 5,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of loans now remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1712: and is intended to be paid over to the Duke of Ormonde pursuant to the above warrant.) Queen_s Warrant Book XXV, p. 175. Disposition Book XXI, p. 239.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: for the service of the Cofferer's Office: to be issued by 2,000l. a week. Disposition Book XXI, p. 238.
Same for 100,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by said Brydges on Malt anno 1712; the interest for which loans is to commence from the dates of the tallies: the said sum is intended to be reserved in Mr. Brydges' hands for the use of the Forces under his pay in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall direct Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts enclosing Secretary St. John's letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer concerning Instructions for Henry Watkins, who is appointed to inspect and certify the accounts of her Majesty's share of the extraordinaries of the war in Flanders. Please consult Mr. Brydges and the Auditors of Imprests and prepare such Instructions for the better guidance of the said Watkins. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 148.
Mar. 18.Same to Mr. Brydges for an account of the 1,500,000l. granted the last Session of Parliament for the service of the war in Spain and Portugal, in order to be laid before the House in accordance with their Address to the Queen. (fn. 1) Ibid.
18/20 Mar.,
17 11/12.
Same to General Lumley. I have yours of the 23rd inst. [new style] from the Hague, which accompanied the drafts of the contracts made by yourself, [Brigadier] Withers and [Col. William] Cadogan with Messrs. Vanderkaa and Castagno, for bread and bread waggons for the ensuing campaign. The Lord Treasurer very much approves of the care you have taken for the service and the good husbandry you have used; and he will order the advance money to be paid as soon as the Contractors' agent shall come here and execute the contracts and give bond for performance. The demands of Mr. Beaumont, the contractor for forage, are under [Brydges'] the Paymaster's examination, "and my Lord says he will give speedy order for satisfying what shall appear to be justly due to him." Ibid.
Mar. 18.Same to John Wyche, Envoy at Hamburgh. My Lord Treasurer is lately informed that a bill for 37,500 Rix dollars drawn by Mr. Fran. Stratford Sept. 25 last on Messrs. Stratford and Tree and delivered or paid to Monsieur Rosenkrantz, Envoy from the King of Denmark, for three months' subsidy to his Danish Majesty, has not been complied with. My Lord desires you to give the best assistance you can to such person as Rosenkrantz shall employ to obtain satisfaction of the bill out of any debts or effects which the said Mr. Stratford hath at Hamburg. This trouble is occasioned by Mr. Rosenkrantz his neglect to notify the non-acceptance of the said bill to my Lord Treasurer in time; which if he had done, the money not being paid or (by the agreement made with Mr. Stratford) payable [to Stratford] until January last, would have been stopped on this side. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed paper [missing] which the Lord Treasurer has received from Mr. Williams relating to the selling of her Majesty's tin. Ibid., p. 149.
Same to Lord Lansdown [Secretary at War] enclosing a memorial [missing] of Col. Geo. Douglas which has been presented to the Lord Treasurer praying an allowance for the extraordinary charge he was at in embarking three Regiments of Dragoons last year from Scotland for Flanders. The Lord Treasurer has no knowledge of the facts and does not think himself properly concerned in applications of this kind. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Directors of the South Sea Company. Ibid., p. 151.
Mar. 18.William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] on account of the Brihuega [prisoner] Regiments: also on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 151.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Affairs of Taxes of the petition of Vaughan Bonner, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Lincoln, shewing that a late process of capias has issued against him for his 8,000l. arrear of the third quarter of this year's Land Tax; of which he has paid 2,000l. into the Exchequer; Mr. Lister, one of his sureties, has promised to return 3,000l. to London; Jo. Chapman, one of his deputies, had 700l. in his hands; there is an arrear of unpaid Taxes of 1,500l., "and the rest is out upon notes and bills unpaid, bills returned and money paid on the Recruiting Act" [9 Anne, c. 4]: therefore praying that process may be respited. Reference Book IX, p. 55.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to Sir John Gibson, Lieutenant Governor of Portsmouth, the sum of 180l. set in super on him in the account of the late Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces; being an imprest for providing fire and candle for the said Garrison by two warrants dated 1689 Dec. 14 and 1690 Dec. 22: it appearing that he hath expended the said sum thereon and hath an equitable pretence to a much larger sum by him expended upon the same account.
prefixing: certificate by James Moody, Deputy Auditor [of Imprests] that said sum is set in super on Gibson in Ranelagh's accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 382.
Mar. 19.Same by same to William Borrett, Solicitor of the Treasury, to pay the bill of charges, detailed, being 122l. 11s. 4d., of passing the commission for the Commissioners of the Privy Seal; and also their privy seal for 4l. a day. Money Book XXI, pp. 459–60.
William Lowndes to Lord Lansdown to prepare a royal warrant for paying 543l. 4s. 10d. to General Lumley for liveries for the kettle drummer and 18 trumpeters of his Regiment; and for banners, badges and standards for said Regiment: being the usual allowance every two years for the said Regiment called the Queen's Regiment of Horse.
Appending: report by said Lord Lansdown (then Geo. Granville) dated Whitehall 1711 Dec. 5 on said Lumley's petition, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 567–8. Since the raising of the Regiment the above items have always been at the expense of the Crown by liveries delivered from the Office of the Wardrobe. For the last three clothings there have been warrants passed for paying same out of the contingencies of Guards and Garrisons. Out Letters (General) XX, pp. 149–50.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing several presentments and reports [missing] made to the Lord Treasurer before the passing of the present Commission of the Customs. Please revise same so far as you conceive them necessary to lay before my Lord. Ibid., p. 151.
Mar. 20.Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Borrett to pay the bill, detailed, being 51l. 3s. 3d. for the revocation of the Duke of Marlborough's commission as Captain General of the Land Forces. Money Book XXI, p. 460.
Same by same to James Taylor to pay to Samuel Lynn 826l. 3s. 4d. remaining in your hands (on the balance of your account of moneys received for paying annual bounties to the widows of Officers killed in the service, for the time you were Paymaster thereof, to wit from 24 April 1708 to 24 Oct. 1710): the said Samuel Lynn having by a royal sign manual of the 24 Nov. 1710 been appointed to be the Paymaster of the said annual bounties as from 1710 Oct. 24. Ibid., p. 461.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise for the 1711 Xmas quarter: total 790l. 3s. 0¼d.
The like of the Malt Office incidents bill, detailed: for the same quarter: total 477l. 3s. 5d.
The like of the Candle Duty Office incidents bill, detailed: for same quarter: total 287l. 17s. 2¼d.
The like of the Hop Duty Office incidents bill, detailed: for same quarter: total 53l. 11s. 8¼d. Ibid., pp. 509–12.
Money order for 228l. 16s. 6d. to Charles Heneage, Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court; viz. 226l. 17s. 4d. thereof for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in Hilary term 1711, and 1l. 19s. 2d. for 94 days 1711 Dec. 15 to 1711–12 March 18 for his diet at 5d. a day. Order Book VIII, p. 169.
William Lowndes to [Lord Lansdown, Secretary at War]. My Lord Treasurer notices from your letter of the 28th Feb. last that the case of Sir Scipio Hill (with regard to the renewing the pension of 9s. 6d. a day which he formerly had on the Scots Establishment) "is very different in its circumstances from the other Officers whose pensions" were discontinued at the Union. He therefore returns the papers from you to lay the case before the Queen for her pleasure thereon. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 150.
[Same] to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] enclosing Lord Lansdown's report [missing] touching the allowing pay to Brigadier Morryson as Second Major to the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards from the date of his commission, in like manner as the Second Majors to the First Regiment of Guards and Royal Regiment of Foot. Will the provision made [by Parliament] for the Forces under your pay admit of this increase ? Ibid., p. 151.
Same to [Secretary] Lord Dartmouth enclosing a copy [missing] of the joint report of John Manley, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], and Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, touching the merits, qualifications and circumstances of the several persons who now receive the benefit of the almshouses of the Hospital of St. Stephen's in the city of Westminster. (The like letter to Secretary St. John.) Ibid., p. 152.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to have Richard Meredith instructed in the business of the Customs. Ibid., p. 156,
Mar. 20.Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe Orders in Council of the 17th inst. for the discharge of the following ships from quarantine, viz.
On the petition of Henry Morris, merchant, et al.:
Unity, Robert Beatie master, from Konigsberg, with flax and iron.
On the petition of James Mould, merchant, et al.:
Joanna and Elizabeth, Walker Wehynen master, with mum, clapboards &c.
Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 384.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Francis Webber, Customer of Bridgwater port, shewing that he has a patent salary of 28l. per an. and keeps a deputy there and allows him 31l. per an., and that he hath officiated as Collector at Minehead for near eight years for an allowance of 20l. per an., at which port he also keeps a deputy at 40l. per an.; and further has been at great expense in attendance [in London] and passing his accounts: and that he is assessed 6l. per an. [for Land Tax on his salary] as Collector, "which he can't be reimbursed, it being contrary to an order of the Treasury": therefore praying to be allowed the salary formerly allowed to Collectors in the same port. Reference Book IX, p. 59.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of two houses in Whitehall in order to a fresh lease thereof to Francis Gwyn.
prefixing: said Surveyor General's report dated 1711 July 11 on said Gwinne's petition. In 1684 some old, mean buildings and sheds in Scotland Yard were possessed by the Physician of the Household, the Serjeants at Arms, the Gentlemen Shewers [Ushers] and Musicians to the King; for whose interests the petitioner then agreed with them and thereupon obtained an Exchequer lease 1685 May 9 for 31 years at a rent of 6s. 8d. per an. and a fresh lease 1685 July 14 better describing the premises and boundaries thereof. There are now standing thereon two substantial brick houses built by him. On the rack I cannot value them at less than 150l. per an. I advise a fine of 600l., to be repaid in case of re-assumption by the Crown. If the Crown re-assume he should be paid 1,200l. for his costs of erection "or less in proportion according to the common rate of houses for such term as shall remain at the time of re-assumption." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 384–6.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to employ William Borthwick as collector of Customs at Orkney loco William Fullarton, lately deceased.
Thomas Bell as Comptroller and searcher at Orkney.
John Wyllie as same at Lewis.
William Gilmore as tidewaiter at Prestonpans loco Luke Potter, deceased.
Mawrin Williams as a tidewaiter at Leith loco Theo. Blythe, who hath quit same. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 306.

Footnotes

1 14 March 1711–12: Resolved, that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will be pleased to direct that an account be laid before this House of the 1,500,000l. granted the last Session of Parliament for the service of the war in Spain and Portugal. (Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, p. 138.)