Warrant Books
January 1713, 16-31

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William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

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1955

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'Warrant Books: January 1713, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 80-101. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86059 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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January 1713, 16-31

Jan. 16. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's private Pensions and Bounties, to pay 20l. per an. to Anne Holt, widow of Joseph Holt, footman to the Queen's late dearest Consort: as from 1712 Michaelmas. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 332.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton [as Paymaster of the Queen's private pensions and bounties] to pay (out of moneys imprested to him at the Exchequer for her Majesty's [pensions and bounties] service) sums as follow to the respective persons named, for allowances which they crave in lieu of fees &c. on moneys so imprested to the said Compton between Xmas 1711 and Xmas 1712: viz. £ s. d.
Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] for himself and [his] clerks 101 0 0
Henry Pelham [Clerk of the Pells] for himself and clerks 50 0 0
the Secretaries at the Treasury 50 0 0
Christopher Tilson for himself and other clerks of the Treasury 40 0 0
Spencer Compton, a year's allowance for a clerk 100 0 0
Edward Godfrey's bill for fees disbursed by him to the Tellers of the Exchequer for money received by said Compton and for other fees and contingent charges to Xmas 1712 711 1 11
Charles Bint and Thomas Boniface, a year's allowance to Xmas 1712 for being employed in her Majesty's service for carrying the Votes [of the House of Commons] and other business as hath been usually allowed: to each 60l. 16s. 8d. 121 13 4
£1,173 15 3
Money Book XXII, p. 131.
Jan. 16. Money warrant for 9,066l. 9s. 6d. to Samuel Smethin, her Majesty's Goldsmith, for plate, workmanship and necessaries delivered into the Jewel House for her Majesty's service between Midsummer and Xmas 1712.
Appending: certificate by Heneage Finch, Master of the Jewel House, of the plate &c. so delivered: being 493l. 10s. 3d. for 74 ounces 4 pennyweight of gold works finely wrought; 1,227l. 18s. 3d. for 1,983 ounces 16 pennyweight of new gilt plate, most part finely wrought and enchased at several prices; 6,904l. 19s. 9d. for 16,536 ounces 16 pennyweight of new white plate, most part curiously wrought and enchast at several prices; 126l. 14s. 8d. for guilding 788 ounces of store [plate]; 31l. 19s. 1d. for boiling, repairing and burnishing 2,350 ounces of white store plate: and other items. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 131. Order Book VIII, p. 265.
Same for 33l. 2s. 4d. to William Bayly and Poole Stokes for the surplusage on their account as Sheriffs of the city of Bristol for the year ended 1712 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the said surplusage. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1712–13, Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 132. Order Book VIII, p. 270. Disposition Book XX, p. 96.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Lord Treasurer desires that the order for 26,000l. to Lady Masham for the Privy Purse, ut supra, p. 72, may be satisfied out of Civil List moneys by 500l. a week commencing from the day the last similar order in her name was satisfied. Disposition Book XXII, p. 85.
Letter of direction for 1,500l. to the said Lady Masham as Keeper of the Privy Purse: to be over and above the abovesaid 500l. per week: and is to be issued by 750l. this week and 750l. next week.
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has had under consideration the payment of Short Allowance [money] to the Companies of her Majesty's ships in the Mediterranean. You are to send him an estimate of what the same amounts to “and whether you conceive it may not be most meet for the service that the seamen should be paid their short allowance money in those parts” [on board ship in the Mediterranean]. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 329.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded enclosing the reports [missing] from Mr. Brydges and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the petition of Mr. Hardwick, Director of the Hospital of Port Mahon, for the extraordinary charge of 10 pence per diem for every sick man taken into the said Hospital. Please inform my Lord Treasurer whether any part of this charge has been borne by your Office and what rate is allowed by you for the entertainment of sick men. Ibid., p. 330.
Same to the Attorney General. Mr. Borrett, the Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, has prayed my Lord Treasurer's directions how to proceed in respect to the Earl of Ranelagh's estate by reason of the great sums he stands charged with in account. Please instruct Borrett therein as to the best measures to secure the said estate, especially the personal estate, which as is alleged lies wasting and remains liable to be embezzled.
I enclose herewith the return [missing] from the Victualling Commissioners on the respective cases of the brewers under prosecution, what is due from them and what may reasonably be accepted from them. Please report to my Lord the best means to bring this affair to a speedy issue by compounding with the brewers, [to wit, those of them] who are ingenious [ingenuous] in their confessions, or by a more vigorous prosecution against those who do otherwise. Ibid., p. 333.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Collector Outwards, London port, to swear Charles Brattell into office as deputy to Anthony Meeke and Dr. John Arbuthnot for the place of one of the five undersearchers of London port.
Prefixing: certificate by the Customs Commissioners as to the said Brattell's qualifications for this employment. He has been long experienced in the practice of the Customs. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 4.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Robert Peters, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Herts, shewing that the occasion of his arrear of 6,000l. for the present year's Land Tax is that several bills are unreceived and that a great sum of money is due to him from the Government on account of clothing: but that he will speedily raise the whole sum in arrear and pay it into the Exchequer: therefore praying to be continued Receiver. Reference, Book IX, p. 105.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Clough for the office of a riding officer against owlers and smugglers of wool loco Mr. Haford, who is very ancient and desires to be superannuated, or to have the place of Nicholas Eveleigh at Arundel, who is dismissed. Ibid., p. 106.
Jan. 17. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to borrow 30,000l. from Sir Richard Hoare, Robert Child, William Lowndes and William Clayton upon a deposit of 37,500l. of South Sea Stock: to be repaid before April 17 next with 6 per cent. interest: all on the lines of the warrant of Jan. 8, supra, p. 73. Money Book XXII, p. 128.
A like warrant from same to same to borrow 50,000l. from James Milner on a deposit of 60,000l. South Sea Stock: repayable as to 25,000l. thereof at the end of three months and as to the remaining 25,000l. at the end of four months: all on the lines as above. Ibid., pp. 129–30.
Allowances by same of the incidents bills and salary bills, detailed, of the Wine Licence Office for the four years ended Xmas 1708, Xmas 1709, Xmas 1710 and Xmas 1711 respectively: the totals being for incidents 387l. 18s. 3d. for 1708; 309l. 4s. 6d. for 1709; 582l. 15s. 6d. for 1710 and 718l. 4s. 8d. for 1711: and for salaries 1,540l., 1,540l., 1,540l. and 1,426l. 18s. 0d. for the same years respectively.
Followed by: a fresh allowance dated 1714 May 7 by Treasurer Oxford of the last two years' bills for salaries and for incidents. “I allow these bills, being the same in substance with bills by me allowed the 17th of January 1712 which are said to be lost and which (if found) are to be cancelled.” Ibid., p. 17, 133–6.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Lord Treasurer directs that the 8,905l. 13s. 11d. directed to you Nov. 20 last (for the dividend at Midsummer last on South Sea Stock then standing in your name for the use of the public), supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 521, be applied towards clearing the subsistence of Officers belonging to the Regiments disbanded or reduced, to wit to the respective days on which such Officers commence half pay, and likewise for half pay to Dec. 22 last to the said Officers and to Officers en second. Disposition Book XXII, p. 85.
Same to Mr. Baker and Mr. Goslyn. In your report on the petition of Eliza[beth] Goode, administratrix of Lawrence Towne, deceased, you propose a speedy prosecution for recovery of the debt due to her Majesty from said Towne's estate. My Lord Treasurer approves thereof and directs you to proceed accordingly. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 330.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports. I have read to my Lord yours of the 6th inst. praying directions to discharge the Agents for Transport Service at Lisbon. My Lord expects you should have that regard to the public service as to take care to ease the expense in all parts of your Office, as it may be done from time to time without waiting for particular directions for doing thereof. Ibid., p. 331.
Same to Mr. Hutchins enclosing Mr. Glanville's answer [missing] to your memorial touching the affairs of your Office. Make your reply thereto as you think fit. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Portmore to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Mr. Brydges, relating to the service in Gibraltar. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 331.
Same to the Secretary at War enclosing for his consideration the memorial [missing] from Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, relating to the method that has been used of mustering her Majesty's Forces complete. Ibid., p. 332.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Johnson, merchant, in behalf of Daniel De Bruyn, merchant, at Amsterdam, shewing that De Bruyn sent over a parcel of gold and silver thread valued at 60l. and ordered it to be put into the hands of the Customs officer at Harwich until leave could be obtained from the Custom House to send it to Lisbon: which leave cannot be obtained: therefore praying directions to the Customs Commissioners for sending same to Lisbon or back again [to Amsterdam]. Reference Book IX, p. 105.
Jan. 19. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to pay 100l. to Charles Boit out of the moneys arisen for the Duties on silks, calicoes, linens and printed stuffs; as reward for his services in relation to the said Duties. Money Book XXII, p. 132.
Same by same to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 435l. 15s. 4d. to Simon, Visct. Fanshaw, Queen's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, for his bill, detailed, for parchment &c. for the blank books for the customers, comptrollers and searchers in all the [out]ports of England and Wales for one year from Xmas 1711.
And similarly 54l. 4s. 4d. for a like bill, detailed, for parchment for the blank books for the entries of the Surveyor General of Customs in London port for the same year. Ibid., pp. 137–8.
Same to same to pay the said Visct. Fanshaw 45l. 12s. 0d. for the fees due to the Queen's Remembrancer and his clerks heretofore usually paid to him by the Customers of the several [out]ports of England and Wales: and is for passing their accounts for the year ended Xmas 1712. Ibid., p. 138.
Money warrant for 525l. to Thomas, Visct. Weymouth, Constable of the Forest of Dean, to be paid over as well to the Conservator or Supervisor of the said Forest as to the six keepers there for their arrears to 1712 June 24, viz. from 1709 Xmas on the allowance of 100l. per an. to the said Conservator, and for the same time on the 110l. per an. to the said keepers for preserving the young wood trees there and repairing enclosures. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 142. Order Book VIII, p. 268.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to cause the bills made out for 500l. due at Xmas last to the Earl of Strafford on his additional allowance of 2,000l. per an. as First Commissioner of the Admiralty, to be assigned for payment out of the sale of old stores. Disposition Book XXII, p. 86a.
Letter of direction for 131,569l. 17s. 6d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions now in the Exchequer on the Class Lottery anno 1712: and is to complete a quarter's interest and allowance due at Xmas last to the South Sea Company and is to be paid over to Robert Knight, Cashier to the said Company, as by the warrant of Jan. 8, supra, p. 72. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. It has been proposed to my Lord Treasurer as a service to her Majesty and what would give great satisfaction to the Companies of her Majesty's ships in the Mediterranean if their Short Allowance [money] were paid them abroad. Please advise my Lord if you have any objection. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 332.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Shippen of London, merchant, assignee of Capt. Walton, who commanded one of the Companies of Foot raised in New England, setting forth that he has received no more than 495l. 16s. 11d. for the pay of that Company, which [should have] amounted to 881l. 12s. 6d., the remainder being stopped for subsistence, debts in quarters, clothing and provision in transportation, and therefore praying that said stoppages may be removed. Ibid., p. 335.
T[homas] Harley to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer directs you to constitute Thomas Conyers as a distributor of stamped paper for London loco Thomas Isaacson, “who doth not attend at your Office, being otherwise employed at the Custom House.” Ibid., p. 337.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant by T. Coke, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to the Serjeant of the Queen's Chapel surplices for Windsor Chapel: to an estimate of 292l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 25.
Jan. 20. Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 550l. to Daniel Arthur in satisfaction of so much expended for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 137.
William Lowndes to Secretary Dartmouth enclosing a letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer from Lord Archibald Hamilton, Governor of Jamaica, and a series of 19 papers [missing] relating to complaints against Sir Hovenden Walker, who commands a squadron of her Majesty's ships in the West Indies. My Lord Treasurer desires you to take [choose] a proper time to lay same before the Queen in Council. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 331.
Same to Sir William Gifford. I have read yours of the 15th instant to my Lord. The accounts which my Lord desires of contracts for provisions for Greenwich Hospital should contain abstracts of all contracts for the Hospital in general: my Lord desires the [Hospital] Directors to meet as soon as possible for the despatch thereof. Ibid., p. 332.
T[homas] Harley to the Governor of the Bank [of England]. The Million Bank has been acquainted with the objections made by the Bank of England to the charter desired by them for their Incorporation and have desired a day to be heard thereon and that Mr. Ince, the Secretary of the Bank [of England], may attend then. My Lord Treasurer is inclined to give them a hearing and desires you (on the part of the Bank) to consider of a proper time for that purpose. The Million Bank shall have notice to attend accordingly. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 332.
Jan. 20. T[homas] Harley to Mr. Cardonnel. The Earl of Stair has represented to my Lord Treasurer that from the beginning of the war every Troop of Dragoons had 60 rations forage money per diem and that six Dragoons being afterwards added to every Troop they had 66 rations but that by a mistake in the year 1711 the general warrant was obtained for 60 rations only. Please inform my Lord whether it was a real mistake in drawing the said warrant “because his Lordship is importuned for the six rations in difference for the years 1711 and 1712.” Ibid., p. 333.
Same to Mr. Borrett returning the report [missing] made to my Lord in behalf of James Watts. Please re-consider Watts's services and propose a recompense. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. Sir William Wyndham, the Secretary at War, has laid before my Lord an account of such arms and accoutrements as are remaining in the custody of Charles Medlicot, Commissary General of the Stores of War in Portugal. I enclose same [missing]. My Lord Treasurer desires to know whether the said stores were supplied from the Ordnance and, if so, upon whom they are charged and the value thereof: because Mr. Medlicot had proposed, in case they be not sent to Gibraltar for the use of the Garrison there, that they be disposed to the King of Portugal and [that] her Majesty [be] reimbursed the charge thereof out of the subsidies due to the King of Portugal. Ibid., p. 334.
Same to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer has lately received from you an account of money remitted from Ireland to reimburse the advances made here to the Troops placed on the Establishment of Ireland. The said account regards only the 11,998l. 18s. 6d. lately directed to be returned from thence. My Lord Treasurer desires to know if there be not yet other considerable sums to be made good by the kingdom of Ireland and what they are; so that the necessary warrants may be prepared to [order the Paymaster General of Ireland to] replace the same [by remitting the amounts thereof].
Your report in behalf of Mr. Richard Lawrence (who served medicines and drugs &c. for Portugal) has been sent to the Earl of Portmore. The said Earl has thereto replied that he never gave directions for sending such a quantity as is therein mentioned. For the goodness of them the said Earl refers to a certificate signed by the Director, Physician, Master Surgeon and Master Apothecary of the British Hospital in Portugal, by which it appears that upon a view the greatest part of the said medicines &c. were found to be bad and unfit for service. My Lord Treasurer therefore directs you to take care that the warrant obtained by Lawrence for 1,314l. 10s. 1d. for the said drugs &c. be not satisfied either in whole or in part till upon further examination it shall appear what part thereof were good and were actually used in the service, and the value thereof. Ibid.
Jan. 21. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the judgment fine of 100l. set upon Joseph Simson at the General Sessions of the Peace at Hicks Hall, Co. Middlesex, 1711 Sept. 3 for receiving stolen plate, to wit three silver tankards belonging to William Morrison, for which fine said Simson is a prisoner in Newgate: it appearing by affidavit of Bodenham Rewse that one William Maw, who was executed 24 Oct. 1711, did own that he had received same and that Simson was wrongly accused: and the said Simson being a poor man with a wife and several children and no way capable to pay said fine. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 334–5.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise and command William Clayton, Richard Shoreditch and Robert Barker [as Commissioners to examine Col. John Rice's Army Debentures] to pay to Anne Trant 1,452l. (together with the interest thereon from 1706 Oct. 10) out of the debentures and money remaining in their hands of the sum of 11,420l. 17s. 6d. in Army debentures which have been issued to the said Rice: all by reason that the said Anne has petitioned the House of Commons shewing that there was a debt due to her from the said Rice, which petition was reported on by the said Clayton, Shoreditch and Barker (as Commissioners appointed to examine how the said Rice disposed of 11,420l. 17s. 6d. in Army Debentures) and on consideration of said report the House of Commons did on the 25th March 1712 resolve that the allegations of her petition were true and that 1,452l. 10s. 7¼d. was due to her from said Rice, and did further on June 21 last address the Queen to order the transfer to said Trant of so many of the debentures in the hands of said Clayton, Shoreditch and Barker as came to the said sum: and on the 24th Nov. last the Attorney General and Solicitor General reported on the said address; and upon a full hearing by the Queen in Council of the said Rice and Trant it appeared that the said Trant was justly entitled to the said sum. (fn. 1) Ibid., pp. 335–6.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Spencer Compton to pay 600l. to Solomon Blackman; as royal bounty: without account. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 336.
Same to same to pay 200l. to Monsieur Behrendoff, Agent for the Protestants in Hungary: as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 337.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or yearly sum of 100l. to John Keel, gent., decipherer: from 1712 Michaelmas. Ibid., p. 338.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay to Charles Boit, enameller, 100l. in further part of 2,000l. for a large picture in enamel, 22 inches by 18 inches, of the Queen, her Consort and Court: of which sum he has already received 1,600l., Ibid., p. 345.
Money warrant for 20l. to James Williamson, clerk, as royal bounty for the charges of his passage to Maryland, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 137. Order Book VIII, p. 265. Disposition Book XXII, p. 86a.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 87.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward Pauncfort, Cashier of Excise, craving allowance of 348l. 1s. 4d. paid by him for fees, carriage and porterage of 1,507,344l. 5s. 1½d. [paid by him into the Exchequer] from the Duties on Excise and Malt from 1711 June 18 to 1712 June 16. Reference Book IX, p. 105.
William Blathwayt to the Commissioners for taking, examining and stating the Public Accounts of the Kingdom. In pursuance of a precept from this [your] Board of 1711 July 9 I then exhibited a general state of all her Majesty's revenues arising in America (see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 380, 447–453) and therein set forth the ordinary and standing revenue accruing to her Majesty in the Bermuda Islands and the appropriation thereof: viz. 60 shares of land of 25 acres each valued at 5l. per share per an.; of which 12 shares are applied towards the Governor's salary and the rest divided between the Sheriff, the Secretary and other public officers according to an ancient establishment in those islands towards their support, the profits arising from licences for fishing of whales valued at 100l. per an. being further applied towards the Governor's salary and 240l. per an. more payable to him out of her Majesty's Exchequer to make up the sum of 400l. per an. And upon my requiring from the proper officers there (for the satisfaction of your Board) a further accompt of any revenue raised for her Majesty's service in the support of the Government I have now received from Mr. John Fincher, Treasurer of the said Islands, an account of an extraordinary revenue raised by the Assembly of the said Islands by a subsidy on liquors commencing the 22nd February 1703–4 and ending the 14th of May 1711; the charge [or revenue side] of the said account amounting to 2,430l. 14s. 2½d. and the discharge [or expenditure side] to 2,230l. 13s. 1½d., and the balance remaining in the hands of the accomptant amounting to 200l. 1s. 1d. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, p. 86.
Jan. 22. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Foley of Stoke Court, Co. Hereford, of the office of one of the two Auditors of Imprests loco Arthur Maynwaring, deceased: with an annuity or yearly fee of 100 marks payable at the Exchequer. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 399.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Tomlinson of London, merchant, for discharge of the ships therein mentioned from quarantine: the said petition having been referred to the Lord Treasurer by the Privy Council. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 335.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to observe orders in Council of the 19th instant for discharging from quarantine the James of Dumfries, Robert Allen master, with flax and iron from Dantzic: on the petition of John Crosby.
the George, George Brooks master, and Exchange, John Singleton master: with linen, potashes &c.: on the petition of Sir Richard Randolph Knipe. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 3.
Subscription by same for the execution of a warrant by the Vice Chamberlain of the Household to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to provide a livery for the year 1712 for Alice Blizard, Herbstrewer [to her Majesty]: to an estimate of 1l. 18s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 24.
The like for a warrant by the Lord Chamberlain to same to provide a livery for the year 1712 for Walter Martin, ratkiller [to her Majesty]: to an estimate of 13l. Ibid.
Jan. 23. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Sir Nathaniel Lloyd, Advocate General, and Geo. Smyth, Procurator General in the Court of Admiralty and Courts Ecclesiastical, to appear before Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, or his Surrogate, and to desire that letters of administration of the personal estate of Charles Mallet may be granted to Peregrine, Duke of Leeds, for the Queen's use: the same having been granted by the royal warrant of 1712 March 31 to Thomas, then Duke of Leeds, but he having died soon after the date of said warrant, by reason whereof the said estate has not been fully administered. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 337.
Jan. 23. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on the record of the judgment fine of 30l. set upon Hector Griffith at Hicks Hall Feb. 25 last for an assault on Elizabeth Wareham, widow, for which he remains a prisoner in our gaol of New Prison at Clerkenwell: but he is recommended as an object of the Queen's charity. Ibid., p. 338.
Money warrant for 20l. to James Watts for apprehending and prosecuting several notorious cheats called sweetners. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 139. Order Book VIII, p. 265. Disposition Book XXII, p. 86a.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 5l. to Jean Stewart, widow, as royal bounty to carry her to Ireland but [she] to have no more on any account whatsoever. Money Book XXII, p. 139.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Lionell Herne and Samuel Edwards gent., as imprest and upon account to satisfy to the Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer so much as they shall from time to time allow [to holders and presenters of Exchequer Bills] for interest after the rate of two pence per diem to the payers or lenders at the said Receipt of the said Exchequer Bills at the respective times of their paying or lending the same: and also for paying interest to any holders of such of the said Bills upon which six months' interest or more shall be due and unpaid although such Bills shall not have been cancelled through her Majesty's revenue or taxes in manner as such interest is appointed to be paid by the Act [6 Anne, c. 21] for enabling the Bank of England to exchange all Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 96. Order Book VIII, p. 267.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the office for the Duties on hides, &c., from 11 May 1711 to the 24 June 1712: total 1,501l. 13s. 0¼d. Money Book XXII, pp. 140–1.
Money warrant for 132l. 3s. 4d. to Thomas Chaplin for one year to Xmas 1712 on his fee of eight pence a day and on his fee of 120l. per an. for his office and place of Master and Keeper of the Tennis Court near the Cockpit in Whitehall and of the Tennis Court and Tennis plays at Hampton Court and elsewhere in England: to which he was appointed by patent dated 1708 June 10 loco Horatio Moor, deceased. Ibid., p. 143.
William Lowndes to Mr. Harrison. The Lord Treasurer directs you to prosecute the heirs, &c., of Walter Whitfeild to bring them to account for the public money imprested to him as late Paymaster of the Marine Regiments. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 335.
Same to Auditor Harley enclosing a state [missing] of Sir Solomon D'Medina's demands upon his contract for bread and bread waggons for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders in the year 1710 and of the several allowances which have been thought reasonable to be made him in respect of that undertaking. Please prepare a royal warrant for authorising such agreed allowances. Ibid.
Jan. 23. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Earl of Cardigan of 130 ounces of gold plate as a gift from her Majesty at the christening of his child: to be made into such vessels and fashion as he shall desire: to an estimate of 65l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 24.
Royal warrant dated St. James' to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a new commission for the revenue of Ireland (as in place of the cancelled warrant of 1712 July 1, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books Vol. XXVI, p. 340), the new commissioners to be Thomas Keightley, Samuel Ogle, Sir Henry Banbury, Stephen Ludlow and Thomas Medlicot for the revenue of Excise and the said Keightley, Ogle, Francis Robartes, Banbury, Ludlow and Horatio Walpole and Medlicot as Chief Commissioners and Governors throughout Ireland of all her Majesty's Revenues: with 1,000l. per an. each. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 299–300.
Jan. 24. Money warrant for 500l. to William Borret: as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 138. Order Book VIII, p. 266.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply 99,061l. 17s. 0½d. to services as follows out of the 130,000l. which by warrant of Jan. 8, supra, p. 73, you were authorised to borrow of Sir James Bateman, et al.: viz.
to the head of Wages. £ s. d.
for paying off and laying up her Majesty's ships Sunderland, Falkland and Hampton Court 54,600 0 0
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, upon account: and is (together with 2,883l. 5s. 8½d. lately paid to him) to complete 4,486l. 1s. 6d. for the subsistence of the Marines from 1712 Aug. 25 to Oct. 24 according to musters 1,602 15
to the head of Wear and Tear.
to pay bills registered on the new Course 20,000 0 0
on the head of Victualling.
to pay bills registered on the new Course of the Victualling Office 20,000 0 0
to Thomas Savery, Esq., the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded Seamen, upon account to answer a list of bills of exchange drawn from Boston, Barbados, New York and Antigua, amounting to 3,186l. 4s. 6d.: the difference between 3,186l. 4s. 6d. and the 2,859l. 1s. 3d. now ordered, being to be abated on them [the said bills] according to the list, to make the rate of exchange on the said bills equal to the rates that bills on the Navy and the Victualling from the like places at the like times were drawn at: and hereof three–fifths is to be placed to the head of Wages and two–fifths to the head of Victualling 2,859 1 3
£99,061 17
Disposition Book XXII, p. 86b.
Jan. 24. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of [certain] wine merchants of London showing that they have notice that their bonds are to be delivered to the Customs Solicitor by the Receiver General of Customs to be prosecuted for interest, the principal being already paid: therefore praying (in consideration of the length of the war, the many losses that have befallen them by disappointments of convoys and their effects falling into the hands of the enemy) that said interest may be remitted. Reference Book IX, p. 106.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to provide new liveries (coats and accoutrements) for the several Officers at Arms there (the King at Arms, Pursuivants, the Kettle Drum, six State Trumpets and their messengers attending the State): to an estimate of 784l.: same being to be provided every three years. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 301.
Jan. 26. Same dated same to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of the first year of Anne which granted to Sir Basil Dixwell the office of Auditor of Excise and in place thereof to grant the said office to Robert Davers, Esq., with the fees or salaries of 500l. per an. for himself and 200l. per an. towards the charges of three clerks to be employed under him. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 344.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to borrow 200,000l. from Sir Richard Hoare, Robert Child, William Lowndes and William Clayton upon a deposit of 300,000l. of South Sea Stock: to be repaid before April 26 next: all on the lines of the warrant of Jan. 8 inst., supra, p. 73. Money Book XXII, p. 128.
Money warrant for 100l. to Charles Harrison, Solicitor for her Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court: as imprest for charges in prosecution and defence of law suits relating to her Majesty's service. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 141. Order Book VIII, p. 266.
Same for 30l. to John Bouch in recompense for his service in discovering and prosecuting several rioters mentioned in a report of the Attorney General in that behalf. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.).
20l. to John Greenwood as reward for discovering rioters as above. Money Book XXII, p. 142. Order Book VIII, pp. 265, 266.
Jan. 26. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] received by my Lord Treasurer from the Earl of Strafford, her Majesty's ambassador in Holland, concerning some pictures he hath sent over which are detained at the Customs House and which were part of his furniture in Holland and are designed for his house here against the lying in of his lady. My Lord Treasurer desires you to pass the said pictures if you have no objections. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 336.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Drysdell concerning his services to the Excise revenue and the arrear of salary due to him. Ibid., p. 337.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the agents to the captors of the Incomparable and St. Michael prize [ships] shewing that 159 casks of French wine and 9 casks of Spanish wine taken as prize by her Majesty's ships Berwich and Plymouth were brought into Plymouth but allowed to be sent on to London for the better sale: therefore praying that the review and allowance for demurrage as taken in London port may determine the Duty payable at Plymouth. Reference Book IX, p. 106.
Same to same of the petition of Hagi Osman, merchant of Smyrna, shewing that the Customs Officers seized 10 Turkey handkerchiefs worth but 5l. and which were not for sale but to give away: therefore praying restoration thereof. Ibid., p. 107.
Same to Auditor Harley of the coheirs of William Harbord shewing that he was Paymaster General of the Forces raised for the reduction of Ireland and dying in 1692 before his last account was audited he appointed Richard Meredith his executor in trust for petitioners: that Meredith passed said Harbord's last account shewing him indebted 2,525l. 5s. 9½d. to the Crown: that Harbord was also Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, Captain of an Independent Company of Horse and Ranger of St. James's Park, by means whereof the Crown became indebted to him and application was made to the Treasury for an allowance for same, but Meredith died before any effect [came] of that application and at his death had in his custody all the books and evidences relating to Harbord's estate and the said public debt, and the said papers cannot yet be got out of the hands of his [Meredith's] executor: therefore praying to be heard, process having issued against petitioners for not prosecuting said accounts. Ibid., p. 109.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to pay the salary bill of the Customs in Scotland [for the quarter] to Dec. 25 “until a new Establishment can be made for management of the revenue of Customs in Scotland.” Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 404.
Jan. 27. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has directed the Treasurer of the Navy to pay 11,576l. 15s. 3d. in manner following out of the 130,000l. which he was authorised to borrow by the warrant of the 8 inst., supra, p. 73: to wit
£ s. d.
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster for subsistence of the Marines 1712 Aug. 25 to Oct. 24, ut supra, p. 91 1,602 15
to same, more upon account for subsistence of the Marines according to musters from 1712 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 7,114 18 3
to Thomas Savery for a list of bills, ut supra, p. 92 2,859 1 3
£11,576 15
My Lord Treasurer directs you to make forth Navy bills on the Navy Treasurer for said sums accordingly. But you are to take care that Mostyn and Savery be charged in the Navy Treasurer's account with the said sums. (William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer, dated same, to pay the said Mostyn 7,114l. 18s. 3d. as above “and to be placed to the head of wages”.) Disposition Book XXII, pp. 866–87.
Jan. 27. William Lowndes to Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garri sons, to pay and apply to the uses following the sum of 38,449l. 19s. 1½d. out of tallies and orders on Land Tax and Malt anno 1713 remaining in your hands, viz.
£ s. d.
for 97 days’ pay 1712 June 25 to Sept. 19 to the Duke of Ormonde as Capt. General and to the several General and Staff Officers 4,025 19
for one quarter's allowance to 1712 Dec. 21 to the Secretary at War and Comptrollers [of the Accounts of the Army] to enable them to pay the clerks of their Office 979 3
for 119 days’ pay 1712 Aug. 25 to Dec. 21 for the several garrisons in South Britain, they receiving no subsistence 5,399 6 3
for half a year's allowance to the same time for fire and candle for the garrisons 1,303 0 3
to complete the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids to the same time. 1,181 16 3
for the Forces under said Howe's care of pay upon account of subsistence or pay 25,560 13 4
£38,449 19
“and you are to surcharge yourself with the interest incurred on the said tallies and orders from the dates thereof to the time you assign the same.” Ibid., p. 88.
Same to the Commissioners for Trade. Her Majesty has appointed Francis Nicholson to be Commissioner in North America to enquire into matters relating to trade, &c. My Lord Treasurer desires you to furnish him with the necessary instructions and to consider what assistance is necessary for him in a commission of so large an extent and of the capacity of the persons whom Nicholson shall propose for that service and the allowance to be made to them. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 336.
Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. Petitions have been presented to my Lord Treasurer in behalf of Martin Brouwer and Francis Heymans who severally style themselves contractors for forage in the Low Countries, the first pretending to the sum of 12,944 guilders 14 stivers for forage delivered to the Forces in her Majesty's pay in 1710 and the other to the sum of 12,772 guilders 18 stivers for forage delivered to the British Troops and those of Hanover in her Majesty's pay in 1711. Please let my Lord know how these demands were regulated and satisfied in former years; with a true state of the case of these petitioners and what is fit to be done. Ibid.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. The Guards heretofore used to mount at the Savoy but that practice having been many years discontinued my Lord Treasurer conceives that all accommodations for that service are gone to ruin and decay. My Lord directs you to view the premises and estimate the charge of putting the Savoy into a condition for the Guards to mount there as formerly. Ibid., p. 337.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Richard Franks shewing that Lord Galway always allowed the Regiment in Portugal to be mustered complete to enable the Officers to recruit; that upon the musters from 1710 Oct. 24 to 1711 Dec. [they] were allowed only for the men actually on the spot, so that 296 men's pay was respited from 24 Oct. 1710 to 23 April 1711 and for great numbers to Dec. 1711, which amounts to 3,473l. 10s. 6d.: therefore praying relief. Reference Book IX, p. 112.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise, Scotland (viz. the Duties of Excise, candles, soap, calicoes and gilt wire, starch and additional Duties on leather): for 1712 Xmas quarter: total 559l. 7s. 8d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 404.
Same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise, Scotland, for same quarter: total 1,144l. 15s. 4d. for the Excise; 26l. 5s. 0d. for Candles [Duties Office]; 270l. for Hides and Skins [Duties Office]: total 1,441l. 0s. 4d. Ibid., pp. 405–6.
Jan. 28. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal to give [to renew] power and authority to the Court of Directors of the South Sea Company until the 29 Sept. 1713 to take subscriptions of all such tallies, orders, bills, ticquets, debentures, certificates or other public debts, deficiencies or sums of money intended to be provided for by Act of Parliament as have not been yet subscribed: all by reason that the royal commission to the said Directors issued in accordance with the Act of 9 Anne, c.15, granted the like power up to June 24 now last past and the Queen is informed that divers of the said debts, effects or sums remain still to be subscribed in accordance therewith.
Further by the privy seal of 1711 Dec. 11 [sic for 1712 April 9, see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 185–188] the Queen approved the subscribing of 1,800,000l. as in part of 2,371,402l. 7s. 1¾d. for the use of the public, reserving directions for the remaining 571,402l. 7s. 1¾d. Therefore hereby a clause is to be inserted in the herein great seal to appoint that the said 571,402l. 7s. 1¾d. be forthwith subscribed into the capital stock of the said Company for the use of the public by Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, so that he may be entitled thereto and to all dividends and profits thereof and that he be charged therewith in the Imprest Rolls and Certificates in the Exchequer: and that the Lord Treasurer be authorised to dispose of the said 571,402l. 7s. 1¾d. of stock and the profits thereof for and towards paying the residue of the debts of the Navy, Victualling, Ordnance and Transport or for such other public uses for which a supply hath been or shall be granted by Parliament: and that he be further authorised, if he so think fit, to raise money upon the same by sale, mortgage or otherwise and to apply the moneys so raised towards any the debts or public uses: and that all profit or advantage arising thereby or losses thereby and calls thereon shall be for the benefit of or to be discharged by the public. (The Commission under the great seal in accordance herewith is dated 12 Feb. 1712–13.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 339–43, 349–56.
Jan. 28. Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Contributions now in the Exchequer on the Class Lottery anno 1712: as in part of 589,839l. 17s. 4d. voted to make good the deficiencies of the grants anno 1711: and is to be applied as follows, viz.
£ s. d.
for sea services [of the Office of Ordnance] 3,908 6 3
for land services [of ditto] 6,091 13 9
Disposition Book XXII, p. 87.
T. Harley to the Secretary at War enclosing for his consideration a petition [missing] from Brigadier Preston et al. praying that 917l. 5s. 0d. due to them for their pay as General Officers in 1711 and also their pay for 1712 may be demanded of Parliament. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 338.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for a certificate of the sums imprested by order of your Board and paid by the Navy Treasurer to Walter Whitfeild, deceased, late Treasurer of the Marines. Ibid.
T[homas] Harley to the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] to report on Mr. Brydges's memorial [missing] of the 23rd inst. representing the many difficulties which obstruct the stating and finishing the accounts of the subsistence of several Regiments disbanded in Britain, Spain and Portugal. If necessary please take the assistance of the Commissary of Musters thereon. Ibid., p. 337.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Robert Dunkley, one of the executors of Benja[min] Massey, late of London, merchant, for whom he was surety for tobacco Duties, praying discharge of the interest on a bond of 1,000l. which he has had to discharge out of his own estate instead of out of Massey's by reason it was found too late. Reference Book IX, p. 107.
Same to Auditor Harley of the petition of the executrix of Walter Whitfeild praying that the clearings of the Marines from Xmas 1708 to August 1711 may be issued to her, the salary of the said Whitfeild [as late Paymaster of Marines] being to be paid out of the poundage to be deducted from the said Marines. Ibid.
Jan. 29. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 200l. to Lewis Mordaunt as royal bounty. (Struck through and marked in the margin “this cancelled”.) Money Book XXII, p. 143.
Same by same to same to pay 10l. to Samuel White as royal bounty. In the acquittance he is to sign upon receiving the said sum he do promise never to solicit the Treasury for any further bounty. Ibid., p. 144.
Money warrant for arrears of salary as follows to the Commissioners for Trade, viz.
£ s. d.
Sir Charles Turner and Geo. Baillie each 1,280l. 18s. 6½d. for five quarters and 12 days 1711 Lady Day to 1712 July 6 as late Commissioners. 2,561 17 1
Francis, Lord Guilford, Thomas Foley, John Hind Cotton 219l. 1s. 5¼d. each for 1712 July 6 to Sept. 29 as present Commissioners. 657 4
Sir Phillip Meadows, Robert Monckton and Arthur Moore for 1½ years 1711 Lady day to 1712 Sept. 29 as present Commissioners. 4,500 0 0
Francis Gwyn from 1711 June 12 (the date of his appointment) to 1712 Sept. 29 as a present Commissioner. 1,285 14
£9,004 15 8
(Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 145. Order Book VIII, p. 269.
Same for so much to the executors of Charles Cole, late one of the Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, as his salary of 52l. 3s. 4d. per an. came to from 1711 Sept. 29 to 1711–12 March 5, the day of his decease.
Prefixing: certificate by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, of the said salary and date of death. (Money order dated Feb. 16 for 22l. 11s. 7½d. thereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 146. Order Book VIII, p. 274.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to transfer 40,008l. 8s. 7¾d. of South Sea Stock (out of the 138,265l. 9s. 1d. of such stock standing in the name of said Howe for the use of the public as by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of 1711 July 19, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 376–7) to the following persons [army clothiers, &c.] who are entitled to the respective sums as follow for one year's neat clearings of her Majesty's Forces upon the Establishment of Guards and Garrisons to 22 Dec. 1711 and for other services “excluding the dividends at or before Xmas last.”
Prefixing: certificate by said Howe, dated Pay Office 10 Nov.
1712 that the following persons are entitled to the following sums for one year's clearings as above “and for other services,” viz.
£ s. d.
John Wilks 5,819 14 11¾
William Sloper 1,900 4 3
Sir Andrew Chadwick 1,900 4 3
George Steuart 2,808 9
John Pain 1,284 0 11¾
Robert Delgardno 1,284 0 11¾
Nathaniel Carpenter 2,170 5
George Darnelly 1,660 12
James Hooton 2,097 19
David Ogilvie 1,225 15 3
Theophilus Parsons 3,642 18
Michaell Willson 1,211 10
Thomas Pennington 2,124 12
William Elliot 1,088 6 11¾
Robert Gardner 1,060 11 11
John Wilson 2,265 7 0
William Bissett 1,530 8 3
George Middleton 3,639 14
Thomas Scott 141 9 7
Thomas Paterson 294 10
Alexander Strahan 447 1 10
John Thurston 51 17 3
Marmaduke Soull 68 4
Thomas Morphew 176 19
Sir Andrew Chadwick 113 9 10
£40,008 8
Money Book XXII, pp. 147–8.
Jan. 29. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to apply to the uses following the sum of 4,830l. out of the 30,000l. which by warrant of the 17th inst., supra, p. 83, you were authorised to borrow from Sir Richard Hoare et al., viz.
£ s. d.
towards clearing subsistence and paying bounty money to the serjeants, drums and private men designed for Invalids of the Foot Regiments of Pearce, Rook and Slane to the days of their being disbanded 1,000 0 0
for the Dragoons whose horses were taken by Marshal Staremberg and not paid for; [and is to be] upon account of the allowance of 4 pistoles per man in consideration of their said horses 500 0 0
for the non-commission Officers and private men of the Regiments who were prisoners in Spain: upon account for clearing their subsistence to the days of their being disbanded and paying the usual bounty money 1,500 0 0
for the Duke of Ormonde's pay as General of her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries, to wit for 182 days from 1712 June 23 to Dec. 22 at 10l. a day. 1,830 0 0
£4,830 0 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 89.
Jan. 29. Same to the Board of Ordnance enclosing a petition [missing] of Benj. Edmonds, merchant, praying that two-thirds may be paid of the 2,260l. 19s. 11d. due to him on a bill of exchange drawn on the Board of Ordnance by Sir Hovenden Walker on account of the Expedition to Canada. My Lord Treasurer thinks this reasonable as two-thirds have been ordered to be paid on most of the bills drawn for the said Expedition. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 338.
Same to Mr. Slooper [Sloper] to attend my Lord Treasurer at St. James's tomorrow about the money necessary for reducing the Invalids. Please bring Mr. Howe's representation which was put into your hands, concerning that affair. (A like notice to Mr. Merrill to attend.) Ibid., p. 339.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Sir William Wyndham, Secretary at War, has laid before my Lord Treasurer the enclosed account [missing] of such arms and accoutrements which are left undisposed of in Mr. Medlycott's hands “whom he styles Commissary General of the Stores of War in Portugal” desiring my Lord's instructions as to the disposal thereof, ut supra, p. 86. My Lord observes that for the most part these stores are such as the Regiments ought to have provided themselves with, but as my Lord believes her Majesty hath been at great charges in providing stores of this kind which were to be made good by placing the same to the accounts of such Regiments to whom they should be delivered, he directs you to examine what stores of this sort have been sent to Spain and Portugal, the sums advanced by her Majesty for the same, to whose care they were consigned, what account hath been rendered thereof and to whom, how much is made good by being charged to the Regiments and what is become of the remainder: with your opinion as to the recovering and disposing of the same. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several workmen who are lately discharged from her Majesty's Yards at Portsmouth, praying to be replaced there. Ibid., p. 340.
Treasury reference to John Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] of the petition of the Marquis Montandre shewing that in obedience to her Majesty's pleasure of 1 Aug. 1712 he disbanded the private soldiers of his Regiment and in Oct. following posted himself with the Commissioned and non-Commissioned Officers to Sir John Whitwrong's Regiment of Foot upon the Establishment of Ireland: that upon their disbandment at Portsmouth in August 1712 the said Regiment received their subsistence only to 24 Aug. from which time [? to the date of said posting] the pay of the said Officers comes to 711l. 3s. 4d.: therefore praying a warrant for same. Reference Book IX, p. 107.
Jan. 29. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Holt shewing that he hath been an authorised preacher in America 19 years, in which time he has sustained many losses and has brought with him 14 hogsheads of tobacco: therefore praying time for payment of the Duty out of the said effects. Ibid., p. 108.
Jan. 31. Privy seal dated Westminster declaring that the 2,800l. paid by way of advance to Lord Lexinton as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King (1,500l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. for advance of ordinary for a quarter) be so deemed and taken, reckoning his said ordinary to commence from 1712 Aug. 11 “when he departed out of our presence in order to that employment” to Nov. 11 following: with dormant clause for said ordinary as from 1712 Nov. 11 to which time he has been so paid as above. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 365.
William Lowndes to John Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to pay and apply so much of the 2,486l. 11s. 8d. (ordered Nov. 20 last to be paid to you, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 521) as shall be sufficient to pay the Officers and men of the three Companies of Invalids doing duty at the Tower which are to be disbanded: to wit to the date of their being disbanded. Disposition Book XXII, p. 89.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to signify the Lord Treasurer's pleasure to the several Tellers that they cause the silver moneys now in their Offices to be weighed in the several bags containing the same and to certify to his Lordship the just weight and tale of the money in each bag and as near as they can the difference between the weight they find and the just weight each sum should have by the Mint Indenture. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 338.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Samuel Nash (late Page of the Backstairs to the Prince of Denmark) in the business of the Customs, “my Lord Treasurer having received from her Majesty the petition of the said Nash”. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing a presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners for altering the stamps now used for marking hides, skins, &c., upon importation. By what authority may the said stamps be most properly altered? Ibid., p. 340.
Treasurer Oxford to the Acting Commissioners for the Land Tax for Co. Monmouth. It is represented to me that there is an arrear of 1,123l. 8s. 4¾d. on the first two quarters of the present year's Land Tax in your County and that no part of the third quarter is yet come to the Receiver's hands. I must earnestly recommend this to you and desire you to give such directions that the public may not suffer. Please acquaint me with your proceedings herein. (Like letters respectively to the Commissioners for Co. Carnarvon concerning an arrear of 736l. 13s. 1d.; to the Commissioners of Anglesea concerning an arrear of 290l. 3s. 5d.; and to the Commissioners of Merioneth concerning an arrear of 1,083l. 15s. 8½d.) Ibid., p. 342.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Charles Brattell for the place of his brother Daniel Brattell, deceased, late Assaymaster in the Mint, whom petitioner assisted to the satisfaction of the importers of gold and silver. Reference Book IX, p. 107.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1712 Dec. 9 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Serjeant of the Queen's Chapel [at Windsor] of a Bible in two parts and three Common Prayer Books for the altar: Bible and Common Prayer for the Dean and [ditto] for the Subdean: 18 Common Prayers for the Lords’ seat: six ditto for officers of the Greencloth: 28 ditto for Gentlemen of the Chapel: 10 ditto and four Bibles for the Children [of the Chapel]: 12 little ditto for the Ladies: and two trunks for surplices: to an estimate of 220l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 25.

Footnotes

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The affair of Col. John Rice had troubled the House of Commons ever since the year 1704. He had been Colonel of a Regiment of Horse in the Irish Army of James II., and rejecting the offers of Monsieur d'Ussone, the General of the said Army, to carry his Regiment into France, he had taken it over to the English at the surrender of Limerick 3 Oct., 1691.

He subsequently petitioned the House of Commons for 8,110l. 17s. 6d. for arrears of pay to his said Regiment and 3,310l. for horses and accoutrements (16 Dec, 1704, Commons Journals XIV, p. 460). The Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army refused to intermeddle with his case, in spite of the opinion of Sir Edward Northey, the Attorney General, that they were empowered to deal with it.
The report on his case is detailed in Commons Journals XIV, pp. 538–540, under date 1704–5, Feb. 19, and the House of Commons included the claim in that year's Bill for punishing Mutineers. The clause was however struck out in the Lords, and in the following Sessions he again petitioned the House of Commons (24 Nov., 1705, Commons Journals XVI, p. 36), and on the 1st Dec. a Bill was ordered to be brought in for his relief. On the 9th Feb., 1705–6, a letter was read in the House revealing the fraud of Rice's claim (Ibid., p. 138). In spite of this the Bill passed the Commons on the 13th Feb. and the Lords on the 19th Feb., 1705–6 (Ibid., pp. 148, 161), and it appears among the Private Acts of the Session as 4–5 Anne, c. 39.
In the following Session it appeared to the House, after examining two Officers of the said Regiment, that Col. Rice had not paid money as alleged (Commons Journals XV, p. 322, 4 March, 1706–7), and thereupon a Bill was ordered to be brought in to make him accountable for the Army Debentures amounting to 11,420l. 17s. 6d., which had been granted to him under the authority of the abovesaid private Act. This Bill passed the Commons on the 31 March and the Lords on the 8 April, 1707, as Act 6 Anne, c. 33. Thereupon the Queen appointed as Commissioners the three persons mentioned in the text above to examine into the disposition of the debentures made out to Col. Rice, and the report of these Commissioners was presented to the House on the 24th November, 1707 (Ibid., p. 438).

With the exception of a vote of the Commons of 22 March, 1708–9, that Rice's debentures should carry interest, nothing further was done in the matter in the Commons until the Session of 1711–12, when (on the 28 Jan., 1711–12) a Committee was appointed to consider the abovesaid report of 1707, Nov. 24 (Commons Journals XVII, p. 49). This Committee reported on the 25 Feb. following and the reports was considered on the 25th March, 1712. The proceedings on that day (Commons Journals XVII, p. 153–4) contain a detailed and exhaustive account of Col. Rice's fraud and also a full justification of widow Anne Trant's claim against him.