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February 1713, 1-14

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'Warrant Books: February 1713, 1-14', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 101-123. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86060 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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February 1713, 1-14

Feb. 2. Money warrant for 600l. to Sir Francis Windham for one year to 1711 Xmas on his pension.
400l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Ann Windham, for same time on their pension. Money Book XXII, p. 144.
Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to 1712 Xmas on the annuity granted to the Mayor of London for the better support of the children of that foundation. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 145. Disposition Book XXII, p. 94.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to 1712 Sept. on their allowance in consideration of their paying the Excise for strong beer for their North Sea and Herring fishery. Money Book XXII, p. 148.
Money warrant for the late and present Ordance officers' salaries as follows, viz.
£ s. d.
Duke of Marlborough for two years to 1711 Xmas as late Master General of the Ordnance on his several fees amounting to 175l. 18s. 4d. per an. 351 16 8
Thomas Erle for same as late Lieut. General of the Ordnance on his patent fee of 100 marks 133 6 8
Harry Mordaunt for same time as late Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance on his fee of 40l. per an. 80 0 0
Robert Lowther for 121 days 1709 Dec. 25 to 1710 April 25 on his fee of 3s. a day as late Storekeeper of the Ordnance 18 3 0
Edward Ashe for 1710 April 25 to 1711 Dec. 25 as present Storekeeper of the Ordnance 91 7 0
Christopher Musgrave for same two years as Clerk of the Ordnance on his fee of 2s. a day 73 0 0
Thomas Gardner for same time as Keeper of the Stores of Small Arms on his fee of 15l. 4s. 2d. per an. 30 8 4
James Craggs for said two years on his fee of 12l. a day as late Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance 36 10 0
£814 11 8
Money Book XXII, p. 149.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Ren [Wren]. The report made by you some time since for building barracks for 500 Foot soldiers in the Savoy has been laid before the Queen and approved by her. But my Lord Treasurer is of opinion that the building thereof and making convenience for suttlers and other accommodation and repairs in the manner you propose may be done for a much less sum than the 1,600l. you compute. Please reconsider it and see in what particulars the expense may be eased, for it is intended that the charge of this work shall be paid out of contingencies of the Guards and Garrisons in Britain.
My Lord is informed that when the building at the Horse Guards was erected there was stabling and conveniences for receiving 200 Horse but by encroachments since made upon the premises there is now scarce room for the number of Horse Guards which mount from time to time upon duty. My Lord Treasurer directs you with Major General Tatton to enquire how such encroachments came to be made upon the Horse Guards and who is in possession thereof and how the stabling for the number of horse at first intended may be recovered again: and also that you with said Tatton take a view of the several Guard Houses in and about Whitehall and St. James's which are very much out of repair and to report the charge of repairing same. Out Letters (General) XX, pp. 340–1.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army transmitting papers as follows for their consideration, being received from the Commissioners for Inspecting into the state of affairs relating to the war in Spain and Portugal. Give such intimations thereon to the Auditors of Imprests as you think fit and put same with the other letters, papers and accounts which have been sent to you before by my Lord.
Appending: list only of said papers:
(1) a copy of the contract and articles of agreement made between Brigadier Lewis Petit, Lieut. Governor of the Castle of St. Philips, Port Mahon in the island of Minorca and the undertakers of the fortifications of the said Castle.
(2) copies of the depositions of Joseph Gibernau et al. about the fortifications of St. Philips, &c.
(3) translations of the depositions of Andres Goncalez and Benito Concilio, Nicholas Resso and Pedra Llada, Jos. and Juan Ballista Giannine.
(4) Robert Dunbar's declaration about the engine for raising water at the Victualling Office at [Port] Mahon, &c.
(5) reasons concerning the works of St. Philips Castle.
(6) Mr. Heart's letter and other papers of complaints in relation to the Hospital at Port Mahon.
(7) Mr. Hall's account of utensils in the new Hospital at Port Mahon.
(8) an abstract of the musters of the Regiments at Port Mahon.
(9) copies of the letters of Col. Molesworth, Lieut.-Col. St. John, Major Sawle and Lieut.-Col. Hamilton to the [Inquiry] Commissioners about the money received from Mr. Hammond for the Regiments of Molesworth, Livesay and Du Bourgay and how it has been applied.
(10) and (11) The [said] Commissioners' letter to Brigadier Durand, that they could make nothing of his accounts: with his answer.
(12) The [said] Commissioners' letter to my Lord Treasurer with their observations on the aforegoing papers.
Ibid., p. 341.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford [to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests] to prepare and engross for declaration the account of Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roope for transporting the men and Horse from England on the late Expeditions to Spain and the West Indies between the 15th April 1702 and the 6th Sept. 1703.
Charge. £ s. d.
money imprested to them by Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy 53,171 13 0
Discharge.
provision of bedding, hay, oats, &c. [these items are not distinguished as between the various destinations], as follows: viz.:
9,734 bedding, each of bed, rug or coverlid and pillow bought on this occasion at several prices, making one with another about 8s. 5d. a bedding
4,095 17 0
1,000 blankets at 3s. each 150 0 0
4,181 hammocks at 2s. 8d. each 557 9 4
incident charges on the bedding 271 15 11
Memorandum. The above bedding, together with 805 beds, 785 rugs, 726 pillows and 668 hammocks (being bedding of her Majesty's received from on board several ships of war and transport ships), were made use of in these Expeditions as follows, viz. 8,015 bedding and 2,419 hammocks put on board several transport ships and 2,294 bedding, 1,844 hammocks and 1,000 blankets put on board several ships of war and the rest used in mending and repairing or left remaining in the hands of Mr. Arnold at Portsmouth.
346 load of hay at 50s. and 56s. a load received by Mr. Babington, the store keeper, into the Stores at Red House, Deptford, for the use of these Expeditions 881 10 4
incidents on the said hay (pressing, binding &c.), workmen, John Ballam for rope, Hen. Allen for five large presses for hay 463 11 4
1,239½ quarters of oats at 11s. 2d. a quarter received into store by said Babington 691 13 10
incidents thereon 44 11 2
cask, iron hoops &c., viz. 1,001 ton of cask at 26s. per ton, 389½ ton fatts at 18l. per ton, 23,392 iron hoops at 23s. 4d. per hundred[weight] &c. 2,810 19 2
incidents thereon 11 5 11
water carriage 130 11 8
stabling and platforms built on board the transports, viz. for 456 horses and 4,642 men and 544 men &c. 1,703 17 6
ropes and horse slings &c. 123 13 5
shoes put on board the Warspight by order of Sir Cloudesly Shovell 97 18 4
freight: money paid to transport ships attending the grand fleet on these expeditions pursuant to charterparties.
23 ships at 14s. per ton per month as follows: George Purvis, master of the St. George, 435 tons, for four months from 10 April 1702 1,218 0 0
William Reed, master of the Grey, 346 tons, for six months from 10 April 1702 1,453 4 0
John Tyles, master of the Anne and Grace, 259 tons, for six months from 9 April 1712 1,088 17 0
John Hogson, master of the Ruth, 245 tons, for six months from 10 April 1702 1,032 3 0
John Tibbington, master of the Barcelona Merchant, 239 tons, for four months from 10 April 1702 669 4 0
John Smith, master of the Jacob, 321 tons, for six months from 9 April 1702 1,349 5 0
Alexander Kenton, master of the Ruby, 329 tons, for four months from 9 April 1702 923 6 0
Joseph Stroud, master of the Charles, 269 tons, for six months from 16 April, 1702 1,130 17 0
Thomas Coomes, master of the James and Sarah, 239 tons, for six months from 21 April 1702 1,003 16 0
Habbakuk Wyles, master of the Asia, 357 tons, for six months from 24 April 1702 1,502 11 0
Arthur Holdsworth, master of the St. Nicholas, 276 tons, for four months from 28 April 1702 774 4 0
Cornelius Brewer, master of the Samuell and Henry, 393 tons, for six months from 23 April 1702 1,651 13 0
Nicholas Willis, master of the Providence, 249 tons, for four months from 25 April 1702 697 4 0
Thomas Cullum, master of the Freinds' Goodwill, 333 tons, for six months from 25 April 1702 1,399 13 0
James Hammell, master of the Albion frigate, 329 tons, for six months from 25 April 1702 1,384 19 0
Andrew Seill, master of the Prince of Orange, 366 tons, for six months from 22 April 1702 1,539 6 0
John Tanner, master of the Mead frigate, 211 tons, for four months from 6 May 1702 592 4 0
Baskham Peircy, master of the Freinds Adventure, 236 tons, for four months from 2 May 1702 661 10 0
John Rose, master of the Freindship, 164 tons, for four months from 5 May 1702 459 4 0
Hugh Perey, master of the William, 216 tons, for four months from 8 May 1702 605 10 0
John Wannacott, master of the Willing Mind, 226 tons, for four months from 6 May 1702 634 18 0
Daniel Whislade, master of the Concord, 150 tons, for three months from 27 June 1702 315 0 0
Richard Newton, master of the Gosport Merchant, 194 tons, for three months from 29 June 1702 408 9 0
20 ships at 12s. per ton per month as follows: William Oulder, master of the Oriana, 174 tons, for three months from 1 May 1702 314 11 0
Thomas Robinson, master of the Blackstone, 321 tons, for six months from 7 May 1702 1,155 12 0
Nicholas Parker, master of the Lambert, 207 tons, for same six months 747 0 0
Thomas Brames, master of the Elizabeth and Mary, 287 tons, for four months from 30 April 1702 776 5 0
John Febbard, master of the Speedwell, 187 tons, for three months from 20 April 1702 337 10 0
John Brimscombe, master of the George, 196 tons, for four months from 20 April 1702 531 4 6
George Phillpott, master of the Anne and Rebecca, 239 tons, for three months from 22 April 1702 430 13 0
John Cronkes, master of the Resolution, 229 tons, for four months from 7 April 1702 618 6 0
John Frost, master of the Two Sherriffes, 287 tons, for three months from 2 May 1702 517 10 0
James Brook, master of the Mary, 157 tons, for three months from 27 April 1702 283 1 0
William Maynard, master of the Thurston, 220 tons, for three months from 28 April 1702 396 0 0
Thomas Rogers, master of the Joseph and Thomas, 320 tons, for three months from 2 May 1702. 577 7 0
William Evans, master of the Lucy, 199 tons, for three months from 16 May 1702. 359 11 0
Edward Fleet, master of the Susanna, 159 tons, for three months from 15 May 1702 287 2 0
Nicholas Andrews, master of the Virgin, 138 tons, for three months from 16 May 1702 248 17 0
Christopher Marshall, master of the Joseph, 174 tons, for three months from 20 May 1702 313 4 0
James Brook, master of the May-Flower, 144 tons, for three months from 22 May 1702 260 11 0
Benjamin Wonacott, master of the Dolmohay, 147 tons, for four months from 23 May 1702 396 18 0
Henry West, master of the Concord, 209 tons, for two months from 4 January 1702–3 250 16 0
James Tyler, master of the Dorrell, 300 tons, for two months from 15 Jan. 1702–3 360 0 0
the masters of 2 ships at 11s. per ton per month as follows:
Richard Newman, master of the Three Pilgrims, 402 tons, for six months from 27 April 1702 1,327 8 6
James Burnee, master of the Charity, 352 tons, for three months from 3 May 1702 581 4 3
total freight 33,565l. 8s. 3d.
contingencies thereon 130 3 6
total discharge 45,730l. 6s. 8d., leaving the accomptants indebted 7,441l. 6s. 4d., towards which they crave allowances of 254l. 2s. 1d., leaving them finally indebted in 7,187l. 4s. 3d. No certificates having been made to the Paymasters of the Forces touching the deductions to be drawn from these Forces for provision of hay, oats, &c., furnished them on these Expeditions, the accomptants have produced a letter of the Earl of Nottingham (then one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State) dated 20 Oct. 1702 in answer to one sent by these accomptants to his Lordship the 15th of that month wherein the said Earl signifies to them that having acquainted the Queen with their letter her Majesty commands him to let them know they must not give any charge in on the horses and men that went along with the Fleet to Cadiz.”
Followed by: details of the stores in the hands of the Storekeeper at the end of this service.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 38–47.
Feb. 3. Money order for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for 1712 Xmas quarter for supervising the digesting the records in the Tower.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk for same. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 19 hereon.) Order Book VIII, pp. 268, 269. Disposition Book XXII, p. 95.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed paper [missing] containing a comparison of the gold and silver coins of France and Holland with the gold and silver species of England. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 342.
Same to Mr. Blathwait enclosing a letter [missing] from Col. Bennett, Governor of Bermudas, together with the accounts [missing] of the Treasurer of that island. Please prepare a state thereof for my Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 343.
T. Harley to the Commissioners for Trade. Henry Neal is by royal patent constituted Surveyor of the island of Minorca and the ports thereto belonging “and having many examinations and enquiries to make by virtue of his said Commission particularly in relation to trade and the settling of the civil government in the said island” my Lord desires you to furnish him with such instructions as may enable him to execute his office with effect. What allowance is reasonable to be given him and his clerks? Ibid., p. 347.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay “our trusty and well-beloved Counsellor” Thomas Keightley 2,000l. as a mark of royal grace and favour for long and faithful services as a Commissioner of Revenue there and otherwise. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 301.
Feb. 4. Same dated same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for regulating half pay as follows. By the royal order of July 30 last the Queen ordered that all Officers disbanded should produce and register their Commissions in the Secretary at War's Office by which they are entitled to receive half pay; that half pay should only be made to subjects or such as shall produce authentic certificate of their naturalisation; that no person who has sold out and thereby quitted the service should receive half pay; and that no Officer having two posts should be allowed the same in a double capacity; and that where an Officer shall have had two Commissions, the one entitling to half pay and the other to any superior rank, his half pay allowance shall be governed according to the Commission by which he received his pay only and not according to his Brevett. But it is found impracticable at present fully to comply with the said Rules in the settling and making out an exact list or Establishment of half pay Officers by reason that great numbers of such Officers as are entitled thereto are still abroad in Spain and Portugal and so dispersed in other remote parts that they cannot all personally appear as yet or otherwise make out their just claims and pretensions to half pay. Therefore Brydges is hereby to pay, to Officers only who shall produce certificates from the Secretary at War of their being duly qualified and entitled to half pay pursuant to the abovesaid Regulations, the respective allowances as follow, or so much as shall be due to them thereupon to Dec. 24 last until an Establishment shall be formed: viz.
Quality of Officers. Dragoons per diem. Foot per diem.
s. d. s. d.
Colonel as Colonel and Captain 13 0 12 0
Lieut.-Col. as Lieut.-Col and Captain 10 0 8 6
Major as Major and Captain 8 0 7 6
Captain 5 6 5 0
Lieutenant 3 0 2 4
Cornet or Ensign 2 6 1 10
Quarter Master 2 0 2 0
Chaplain 3 4 3 4
Adjutant 2 0 2 0
chirurgeon 2 0 2 0
Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 346.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burton to attend the Chancellor of the Exchequer forthwith with your rental of the late Hospital of the Savoy. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 342.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing the petitions of John Kemp and John Cumberlege for the place of Mr. Brattle, late Assay Master of the Mint. Please propose the fittest person. I enclose a proposition of the proprietors of the copper works at Great Marlow for supplying blank pieces of copper for coining farthings and half pence. Please consider same with the other papers now under your consideration relating to the said coinage and report to my Lord thereon. Ibid., p. 343.
Same to Mr. Byde. My Lord Treasurer desires you to attend the Commissioners for the Invalids as often as they shall sit. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley. Send my Lord forthwith a state of the imprest accounts before you and what sums [supers] appear in any of them imprested by Treasurers or Paymasters to others who have not accounted for the same. Ibid., p. 344.
Same to Mr. Bythell for a like state for all the imprest accounts in the Office belonging to Arthur Maynwarring, deceased [late one of the Auditors of Imprests]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of James Taylour, assignee of the estate of George Newell, who was one of the sureties of George Dixon, late Receiver General for Co. Somerset: petitioner shewing that an extent issued against Newell, the validity and power of which he will not any further question if his costs and charges and a recompense for preserving the said estate may be allowed him and all process at law and equity stayed against him. Reference Book IX, p. 108.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order in Council of the 2nd inst. for releasing from quarantine the ship Stephen, William Spencer master, from Dantzic with linen: on the petition of Sir Richard Randolph Knipe.
the ship Providence, Adam Wetherill master, from Hamburg with bale goods: on the petition of William Astell.
the ship July Flower, Henry West master, from Hamburg with bale goods: on the petition of Richard Tomlinson. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 3.
Feb. 5. Money warrant for 100l. to the Mayor of Macclesfield for two years to Xmas 1711 on the allowance or stipend of 50l. per an. for a preacher to instruct the people of that town in the service of God, by appointment of the Bishop of Chester. (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 149. Order Book VIII, p. 275.
Same for 80l. to John Tucker for half a year to 1712 Xmas on his fee or salary as Keeper of her Majesty's Paper Office. Money Book XXII, p. 150.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Governor, &c., of the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer South Sea Stock to the amount of 12,290l. 7s. 4¾d. (out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 0d. subscribed by him into the said Stock for the use of the public as by the warrant of April 23 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 252), to wit in such proportions and to such persons as the said Cæsar shall specify in a list; being intended to pay two-thirds of the bills drawn by Col. Hunter, Governor of New York, on the Victualling Commissioners or which have been presented to the said Victualling Commissioners by the merchants in whose hands such bills remain, being for provisions and utensils bought and provided in those parts [of America] for the service of the Expedition to Canada: of which an account is to be rendered by the said Col. Hunter who is to be charged in super with the said sum in the Victualling Commissioners' accounts. Ibid.
Money warrant for 150l. to the executors of Francis Mansill [Mansel] for three quarters to 1692 Xmas on an annuity of 200l. granted to him by Charles II. Ibid., p. 151.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Auditor Harley to allow in the account for the year ended 1712 Michaelmas of Joseph Whitehead and Thomas Edwards as Joint Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper in Chancery, the sum of 40l. for expense of passing the said account.
Prefixing: certificate by James Moody, deputy Auditor, of the preparation of said account for declaration. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply (out of the 130,000l. directed to you Jan. 8 last, supra, p. 73) the sum of 7,377l. to the paying off and laying up her Majesty's ships Bedford and Nonsuch: and to place the same to the head of wages. Disposition Book XXII, p. 90.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. It is represented to my Lord Treasurer that there was a ship called the John Baptist seized in Pennsylvania and there condemned as prize in an illegal manner and the produce thereof embezzled. Send my Lord an account hereof by the report made to you by Col. Quarry, late Surveyor General in those parts. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 343.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from John Merrick, Esq., about some wine and brandy come on shore near Pembroke. You are to secure same and give my Lord an account thereof. Ibid., p. 344.
Same to the Commissioners for Trade enclosing a representation [missing] from Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosselin about the arrears of prizes unrecovered in North America and the instructing of Col. Nicholson about recovering the same. My Lord Treasurer desires you to consider same with other the matters now before you relating to Col. Nicholson's Commission. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron enclosing the petition [missing] of Lady Katherine Jones for a stay to the seizure of the estate of her late father the Earl of Ranelegh for want of his accompting as Paymaster General of the Forces. My Lord Treasurer desires you to do therein according as doth to justice or equity appertain. Ibid., p. 345.
Same [to the Customs Commissioners] to report on William Bowden's petition for discharge of the ship Anne from quarantine. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer to take care that none of the money which you now receive upon the loan [now] making for the service of the Navy on credit of South Sea Stock be applied or disposed to any uses but such as my Lord Treasurer shall from time to time direct. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. The accounts of the disbanded Regiments are now making up in order to their clearing. It is necessary that whatever deductions they are liable to should appear before] the accounts are closed. You are to write to the respective Receivers of Land Tax for accounts of the money they have advanced out of Land Tax for recruits pursuant to Act of Parliament. They are to distinguish the Regiments, Companies or Officers to whom the recruits were delivered. Let the Receivers know that unless they return these accounts before March 25 next no charge for recruits can be allowed to them. Ibid., p. 346.
Same to same to certify my Lord how much of the Land Tax anno 1711 was paid into the Exchequer by the 3rd Feb. 1711–12; and the like for the Land Tax anno 1712. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded Seamen of the petition of Gilbert Pepper, late undertaker for Sick and Wounded Seamen at Kinsale and Marshal for all prisoners of war in the Kingdom of Ireland; shewing that the said undertaker pursuant to agreement with the said Commissioners did draw bills of exchange on them for considerable sums of money laid out in that service which were accordingly accepted; that several of the said bills not being paid till long time after due the said undertaker was obliged to allow and pay several merchants and others interest for the same to date of payment: that the [said allowance of] interest for the said several bills amounts to 403l. 2s. 9d.: therefore praying that same may be paid. Reference Book IX, p. 108.
Same to same of the petition of the undertakers of the Hospitals for maintaining her Majesty's sick and wounded seamen, praying to be paid the quarter in arrear, “having received no money since Xmas 1711.” Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Bowen, shewing that he has been a tidesman in London port for six years and was the first to detect the frauds in discharging ship timber, by which discovery great profit accrued to her Majesty: “that soon after such a misfortune befel him that prevented his appearing before the Customs Commissioners when those prosecutions finished and the rewards [were] given” and he only received 40l. for his service and the Commissioners have only offered him 10l. more as a last reward which he then refused: therefore submitting his case to the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 109.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant by the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Honorable Grey Maynard [Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe] of furniture [not detailed] for the new rooms fitted up at Westminster for the House of Commons: to an estimate of 96l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 24.
The like for a same to same for the provision of liveries, not detailed, for the three hautbois of the First Regiment of Guards: to an estimate of 89l. Ibid.
The like for a warrant from the Lord Chamberlain to same for the delivery to Mr. Vanhults [Van Hulls] of bedding, not detailed: to an estimate of 37l. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to remit to England 86l. 5s. 6d. clear of all charges [and losses by exchange] to be paid in to the Exchequer, England, for the credit of the respective Receivers General of Taxes who have disbursed that sum for recruits raised for several Regiments which are [now] on the Establishment of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 305–6.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Thomas Hope of Rankell, advocate, shewing that he is desirous of passing a charter of confirmation in favour of himself and his heirs of all and hail the lands of Easter Fairney within the parochin of Monymue in the Stuartry, lordship and sheriffdom of Fife, together with ane yearly arent of 10 marks sterling yearly to be uplifted and taken at the term of Whitsuntide furth of the said lands of Easter Fairney, &c. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 407.
Same to same of the petition of Francis Ross, a poor suffering clergyman, shewing that there is half a year's stipends in the hands of the parish of Fordoun in the shire of Merns in North Britain payable to the minister of the parish church now vacant by the death of John Ochterlony and in her Majesty's gift, about 30l. per an. value: therefore praying that same may be granted to him, he being in very low circumstances, having a wife and six children and well affected to her Majesty's person and government. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 407.
Feb. 6. Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of Contributions now in the Exchequer on the Class Lottery anno 1713: and is intended to be applied to Land Services [of the Office of Ordnance] and to be taken as part of the 589,839l. 17s. 4d. voted to make good the deficiency of the grants anno 1711. Disposition Book XXII, p. 90.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed representation made to my Lord about paying the Principal of the three first courses in the Lotteries for the year 1712 on the tickets themselves without making out standing orders to be given in exchange for the tickets as the Act [10 Anne, c. 18, for said Lottery] directs. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 345.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer observes the small receipt of the Customs in the last week. Inform him of the occasion thereof and what customs money is in the hands of collectors which should be forthwith brought into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 346.
Feb. 7. Same to the Navy Treasurer to pay (out of the 130,000l. directed to you Jan. 8 last, supra, p. 73) the sum of 2,000l. to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, upon account to answer twothirds of the pay due to Marines upon sea lists returned into said Mostyn's Office “which according to his memorial dated the 8th of January last was computed to amount to the sum of 14,184l. 4s. 11d. (Same dated same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill accordingly.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 91.
Same to same to apply (out of the aforesaid 130,000l.) the sum of 2,600l. to satisfy the artificers at Port Mahon to June 30 last: and to place the same to the head of Wear and Tear. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley enclosing the Navy Commissioners' certificate [missing] of moneys imprested by the Navy Treasurer to Walter Whitfeild, deceased, late Paymaster of Marine Regiments. Please lay before the Lord Treasurer a state of said account signed by yourself and Mr. Bythell, deputy to the late Auditor Maynwaring, showing how far the accounts thereof are passed and what of the said moneys remain still to be accounted for. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 346.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Monsieur D'Elorme, Envoy from the King of Poland [Charles Pierre de Lorme or D'Elorme, Resident and then Envoy Extraordinary from the Elector of Saxony as King of Poland] concerning some things brought from Holland by one of his servants which are stopped at the Customs at Harwich. Ibid., p. 347.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wise of the petition of Boyle Smith, Esq., and Mris. Mary Wiseman, shewing that the drains which carry the water from the house in Duke Street, Westminster, now in the possession of the Earl of Salisbury, is stopped up and as the ground upon which the said house stands belongs to the Crown there is no way of opening the said drains but through the [St. James's] Park: therefore praying the necessary leave. Reference Book IX, p. 111.
Feb. 9. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to use all civility and despatch in the passing the goods of the lady of Monsieur D'Elorme, Envoy from the King of Poland, she being coming over into England to her husband. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 347.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. Mr. Heysham claims to have many good reasons for being eased in the abatement on his bills which were drawn from Barbados for the service of the Sick and Wounded. Please hear him and report his reasons to my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Feb. 9, 20. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Cooke [a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, as a same] in the superior list loco John Clarke, superannuated.
Thomas Morris to succeed said Cooke [in the inferior list, ibid.].
Thomas Ledoze as a landwaiter at Weymouth loco John Knight, deceased.
Clear Docton as a tidesman at Plymouth port loco Richard Algar, deceased.
Isaac Francis as a boatman at Maldon loco Thomas Feild, deceased.
Sampson Barret as a tidesman at Bristol loco Andrew Corey, deceased.
Daniel Brougham as Surveyor of Newcastle port loco Ralph Young, deceased.
Thomas Barnes [a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, as a same] in the superior list loco William Hall, deceased.
Peter Pelcomb to succeed Barnes in the inferior list.
Joseph Vickers as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco William Owen, deceased.
Benjamin Coode as examiner of officers' securities and to solicit the debts standing out in the Plantation [Duties] receipt loco Harry Roynon, dismissed.
Mathew Simpson junr. (one of the extraordinary boatmen at Newcastle port) as an established boatman there loco John Clay, deceased.
Jacob Woolford as tidesman and boatman at Hubberston in Milford port.
Charles Elrington as waiter and searcher at Neston in Chester port loco his father, Thomas Elrington.
Richard Sharp as weighing porter in London port loco William Cock, superannuated.
Thomas Evans as a noontender, London port, loco Thomas Fourd, deceased.
William Mashedor as a tidesman in the superior list, London port, loco William Hull, deceased.
Thomas Barnes to succeed said Mashedor in the inferior list.
Richard Clements as boatman at Whitstable in Faversham port loco Richard Maidstone, deceased.
George Milliard to succeed said Clements as waterman in London port.
Thomas Cribb to succeed said Milliard as tidesman and boatman at Harwich.
Robert Owen as collector, waiter and searcher at Aberdovey loco John Bevan, deceased.
Robert Jones to succeed Owen as deputy comptroller, waiter and searcher there.
Henry Orde as waiter and searcher at Burnham in Maldon port loco Brian Wade, deceased.
John Ord to succeed said Henry Orde as tidesman and boatman at Whitby.
Thomas Firman as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Selby in Hull port loco Leonard Stable who is grown in years and not able to undergo the fatigue of that station: Firman to allow Stable a moiety of the salary of 40l. per an.: Firman having acted 8 years in that station with a good character.
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners in Firman's favour.
George Hooton as waiter and searcher at Heacham and Brancaster loco Edmond Jewell, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 5, 8, 9, 12.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of John Grainger on behalf of the executors of John, Viscount Fitz Hardinge, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, shewing that he has obtained a quietus for the money remaining in the said Viscount's Office at the time of his death, which money was transferred to Russell Roberts, one other of the said Tellers: therefore praying that said Viscount's bonds may be delivered up to be cancelled. Reference Book IX, p. 109.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peregrine Browne of London, merchant, shewing that he is indebted to the Queen in about 5,000l. for Customs: therefore praying leave to apply to Parliament for an Act for his compounding same. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant by the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of sconces in the Musick Room at St. James's, lackring the brass work and adding new pieces where wanting, varnishing the tables and stands, cleaning the panels and lacking [lacquering] the branches in the Old Council Chamber: to an estimate of 31l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 24.
Feb. 10. William Blathwayt to [William Lowndes]. In answer to yours of the 3rd inst., supra, p. 107, I have examined the Bermuda accompts you sent me and have accordingly prepared a state thereof as here inclosed [missing]. This revenue is raised for the extraordinary uses of the Government, the ordinary revenue consisting of 60 shares of land [&c., ut supra, pp. 88–9]: which you will please to lay before the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 87.
Feb. 11. Money warrant for 219l. 6s. 0d. to the Earl of Rochester for two years to 1712 Xmas on the fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of her Majesty's Park called New Park at Richmond: whereof 38l. 8s. 0d. to be to the executors of Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, for 128 days thereon from 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 May 2 (the day of his death), and the remaining 180l. 18s. 0d. to his successor, Henry, Earl of Rochester, the present Keeper thereof. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 152. Disposition Book XXII, p. 95.
Same for 1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for a Treaty of a General Peace; and is for one quarter's ordinary from 21 Sept. 1712 to Dec. 21 following. (Money order dated? Feb. 16 hereon.)
The like for 1,300l. to John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, for same time on his same as a same. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 153. Order Book VIII, p. 271.
William Lowndes to James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to apply as follows 13,270l. 16s. 9d. out of the 30,000l. loan which you are to procure on credit of a deposit of 37,500l. South Sea Stock as by Treasurer Oxford's warrant of Jan. 8 [sic for 17] last, supra, p. 83: viz.
£ s. d.
for the Elector Palatine's subsidy and is to be paid over to Mr. Steingens, his Minister here, upon account of what was due before the separation of the Troops 400 0 0
for forage for the Dragoons in her Majesty's pay in Flanders 3,137 17 9
for stoppages upon the subsistence of the Regiments serving in Spain and Flanders to Dec. last 3,000 0 0
for Half Pay to the Officers disbanded to Dec. 21 last 4,000 0 0
upon account of the advance for forage in Flanders for winter quarters anno 1711 and the Spring of 1712 and [is] to be paid over to Mr. Beaumont 2,732 19 0
£13,270 16 9
Disposition Book XXII, p. 91.
Letter of direction for 1,650l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret services. Ibid., p. 92.
Same for 1,612l. 2s. 0d. to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: for the service of the Wardrobe. (William Lowndes dated same to said Montagu to pay same to Lord Burton, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, or to the Clerk of the Cheque of the said Yeomen, to be divided amongst the said Yeomen and the 40 Warders of the Tower as the said Lord Burton shall think fit in lieu of 94 liveries short delivered to them out of the Great Wardrobe for this present year.) Ibid.
Same for 780l. to William Smith, Paymaster to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: for travelling charges for said Band in the years 1710 and 1711: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 93.
T. Harley to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, concerning the great [amount of] drawback on the Salt Duty for exported fish &c. Propose such expedients as you shall think proper for remedying these abuses for the future. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 348.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of the churchwardens of St. Margaret, Westminster, shewing that the footway from Knightsbridge to Kensington is so damaged by the springs in Hyde Park for want of drains to carry the water away that the wall which separates the said park from the footway is so damaged that the footway is become unpassable. Reference Book IX, p. 110.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Gabriel Bell of Yarm, Co. Yorks, grocer, shewing that it is appointed by Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 16] that all cards made before 11 April 1711 should be brought to the Stamp Office before 1 August last in order to be stampt and pay a certain Duty: that he having bought a large quantity of such cards and living a great distance from London was forced to send the same by sea, but by contrary winds they did not arrive in London within the limited time; therefore praying that same may be stamped as stock in hand. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Adolphus Meetkerke proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Hertford. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 100.
Feb. 12. For the Commission for South Sea subscriptions see supra, pp. 95–6.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply as follows 25,256l.7s. 4½d. out of the undisposed residue of the 130,000l loan which you procured on credit of 200,000l. South Sea Stock by virtue of Treasurer Oxford's letter of Jan. 8 last, supra, p. 73, and out of the 200,000l. loan which you are to procure on credit of a deposit of 300,000l. in said South Sea Stock by virtue of the like warrant of Jan. 26 last, supra, p. 92: viz.
£ s. d.
to the head of Wages.
for discharging the Delicia Hospital ship 4,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for the new Course of the Navy 11,846 4
for interest of 180,000l. advanced by the Bank as a deposit of tallies and orders from the 30th Sept. 1712 to 23 Jan. following, being three months and 24 days at 6 per cent. per an. 3,410 2 8
for bills of exchange 6,000 0 0
£25,256 7
Disposition Book XXII, p. 93.
Money warrant for 54,240l. to Nehemiah Arnold, Humphrey Brent, Thomas Cornwallis and Christopher Tilson (Commissioners for taking in the 1712 Lottery) as imprest to pay the first three Courses in the said Lottery, to wait to pay and discharge the principal money in the 4,500 tickets which compose the said first three Courses: and is to be paid out of the 65,651l. 16s. 8d. remaining in the Exchequer on Dec. 25 last for payment of said principal in accordance with the Act 10 Anne, c. 18, for raising 1,800,000l. by said Lottery; it having been proposed to the Lord Treasurer that as the said sum now in the Exchequer arising by the rates and Duties granted by the said Act “is more than sufficient to pay off and discharge the three payments first in Course on the Lotteries specified in the said Act that the said three Courses may be paid off by taking in the tickets themselves: by which means the trouble and charge of making out standing orders for the said tickets will be avoided and the public will immediately and without delay reap the benefit of the circulation of so considerable a sum as the said three first Courses amount unto, which to me [Treasurer Oxford] seems reasonable and fitting to be done.” (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon.)
Followed by: (1) memorial to Treasurer Oxford by the said Commissioners proposing to pay the first three Courses as above in accordance with the direction of the 1712 Lotteries Act [sic for Lottery Act being a single Lottery with separate and distinct courses as by the Act 10 Anne, c. 18, cl. 125 seq.] which directed that the income of the fund on or before 1712 Dec. 25 shall be applied to the principal. There remained in the Exchequer at that date 65,651l. 16s. 8d. of the income of the said fund and each of the three Lotteries [Lottery courses provided for under the said above Act] being to have an equal proportion of that sum it makes 21,883l. 18s. 10½d. to each of them. The principal is to be paid in Course, each Course to consist of 500 tickets and the value of those tickets in the first four Courses amount as follows:
£
1st Course, consisting of 500 tickets, Nos. 12501 to 13000, amounts to 5,900
2nd Course, consisting of 500 tickets, Nos. 14001 to 14500, amounts to 6,060
3rd Course, consisting of 500 tickets, Nos. 31001 to 31500, amounts to 6,120
4th Course, consisting of 500 tickets, Nos. 31500 to 32000, amounts to 7,880
£25,960
The money in the Exchequer is more than sufficient to satisfy and discharge the three first Courses, which for the Lotteries [Lottery's courses] 1, 2 and 3 will amount to 54,240l. In order that the charge and trouble of making out orders for the tickets in the said three first Courses may be avoided and that the public may reap the benefit of the circulation of the considerable a sum we move your Lordship that the first three Courses may be paid off by taking up the tickets themselves without staying for orders (as was practised in the Lottery for the year 1711) and that your Lordship will appoint a Paymaster to pay the same accordingly.
(2) Statement of opinion by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, dated 7 Feb. 1712–13. I have by order of the Lord Treasurer of Great Britain considered of this proposal and also of the Act for the Lottery and am of opinion his Lordship may lawfully direct the moneys that are in the Exchequer arising by the fund on or before 25 Dec. last to be paid to discharge, so far as they will extend, the payments first in Course without making out orders.
(3) Warrant dated Feb. 12 inst. by Treasurer Oxford to said Arnold, Brent, Cornwallis and Tilson to pay to the proprietors of the said 4,500 tickets composing the first three Courses to be paid on each of the Lotteries in the said Act specified, to wit the Lottery No. 1, the Lottery No. 2 and the Lottery No. 3, the said sum of 54,240l. to answer the principal payable on the said 4,500 tickets accordingly, upon the said proprietors delivering up the said tickets themselves and giving receipts for the principal money to which each of the said tickets is entitled, “taking care nevertheless that the payment of such of the said tickets (being benefits) as the proprietors thereof have not been claimed and adjusted as the Act in that behalf did direct be respited until the properties of such unclaimed tickets be claimed and adjusted in such manner as shall be prescribed in that behalf; the money payable on such respited tickets being in the meantime to be reserved and kept in bank for their satisfaction when claimed.” Money Book XXII, pp. 151–2, 153–5. Order Book VIII, p. 267.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John East, master of the ship Fortune, for her discharge from quarantine. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 348.
Same to Josiah Burchet to represent to the Admiralty Lords that my Lord Treasurer conceives it necessary for her Majesty's service that the expense of the Office for Sick and Wounded Seamen should be reduced “and therefore hopes their Lordships will give the proper directions therein as soon as may be.”Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners of Trade, for their report, the enclosed petition [missing] of Antho. Swymmer of Jamaica, Esq., praying a grant of the escheated estate of Mrs. Kusius, lately deceased there without heirs. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing the accounts [missing] which the Tellers of the Receipt have laid before my Lord Treasurer of what the money received there in 100l. [bags] do generally weigh, with the difference between that weight and what 100l. in money should weigh according to the Indenture of the Mint. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners (upon an order in Council of Feb. 9 inst.) to release from quarantine the ship Martha with iron, linen yarn &c., on the petition of Richard Tomlinson: the Owners Goodwill with mum, bale goods &c., on the petition of same: and the Betty, George Yally master, with mum, bale goods &c., on the petition of William Astell. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 3.
Same by same to same to release from prison Richard Gotley, late tobacco merchant, who is indebted on tobacco bonds as principal in 27,469l. 15s. 4½d. in London port and 3,941l. 13s. 6½d. in Bristol port and as surety for Thomas Perrin in 37,418l. 8s. 0½d. and for John Goodwin in 13,580l. 16s. 11¼d., making in all 82,410l. 13s. 10¾d.; they and all their sureties being insolvent.
Prefixing. report by said Commissioners on said Gotley's petition. Ibid., pp. 6–7
Treasury reference to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the three petitions following concerning copper farthings:
(1) from John Pery, John Shorey, Leonard Fitchew and others, proprietors of the copper and brass works called Temple Mills near Great Marlow in Bucks: being informed that a considerable quantity of copper farthings and halfpence are about to be coined at the Tower they propose to serve her Majesty with the finest copper fit and ready for such coinage in blank pieces ready for the Mint whereof 20 pence or not exceeding 21 pence in tale when coined to weigh 16 ounces delivered at the Tower clear of all charges at 17½ pence per pound or “which will be cheaper to the Crown” to deliver it at the Tower in whole plates drawn fit for cutting of such thickness as shall be required at 15 pence per pound clear of all charges and to allow 12 pence per pound for all clippings returned.
(2) from Charles Hore setting forth his services since the Accession and proposing that he has an able artist possessed of all things proper for the fabricating of copper who has prepared a sample of pure British copper which sample is usually sold when made into vessels at 2s. 6d. per pound weight; 700 ton is the whole proposed to be made at 2s. 4d. per pound weight and to have a term of about 30 years for the more kindly circulation.
(3) from Charles Parry setting forth that his father lost 7,000l. in bringing copper in England to perfection; that he is proprietor of the Tower Mills at Mitcham, where he makes great quantities of copper plates for the braziers and where most of the blanks for halfpence and farthings were made under the last patent: proposes to roll, cut and finish the blank pieces prepared for coinage for 3 pence per pound weight if he may be admitted to furnish 100 tons of blanks in three years and what shall be further wanted; and to deliver the blanks at the Tower of fine hammered copper at 18 pence per pound weight: by his way of working it is impossible to adulterate the copper: otherwise [proposes] to supply the Mint with blanks for halfpence and farthings of fine hammered copper of the goodness of those made in King C [Charles II's] reign at 18 pence per pound or with fillets ready for the roller at 15 pence per pound weight, taking back the sizzel [scissel] at 12 pence per pound; or with blanks of fine cast and rolled copper at 15 pence per pound of such size and weight as shall be thought fit: to be paid for the same in halfpence and farthings by tale, after the coinage of the first 100 tons.
Reference Book IX, p. 110.
Fresh reference to the Secretary at War of the petition of Col. Richard Franks, ut supra, p. 95. Ibid., p. 112.
Feb. 13. For the money warrant for 1,820l. to Cha. Whitworth as late Ambassador to the Emperor of Russia see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 403, under date 1712 Aug. 13. Money Book XXII, p. 155.
Money warrant for 342l. to Henry Watkins, Secretary to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General: which with 182l. already issued to him by way of advance is to satisfy 262 days 1711 April 14 (the commencement of his ordinary of 40s. a day) to 1711–12 Jan. 1 on said ordinary. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 156. Order Book VIII, p. 270.
Same for 360l. 2s. 0d. to same for one bill of extraordinaries for the charges he was at in his journey from the Hague to Frankfort and thence to Aschaffenburg and back again to the Hague, he having undertaken the same by the Queen's command and for her Majesty's service.
Appending (1): said bill dated the Hague 15 Jan. 1712–13 of charges in said journey:
paid for post horses 1,040 guilders (of Holland)
other expenses 2,705 ” ”
guilders 3,745 making 360l. 2s. 0d.
(2) Secretary St. John's allowance dated Whitehall 19 April 1712 of said bill. “Mr. Watkins having received the Queen's commands to wait upon the Emperor with despatches upon extraordinary business from her Majesty and it being her Majesty's pleasure that he should be allowed the expenses of his journey, I do think the sum of 360l. 2s. 0d. charged for that journey reasonable, but do however submit it to my Lord Treasurer.” (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 156. Order Book VIII, p. 270.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to apply as follows 819l. 10s. 2d. out of the 30,000l. loan which you are to procure upon deposit of 37,500l. of South Sea Stock as by Treasurer Oxford's warrant of Jan. 8 last [sic for Jan. 17, supra, p. 83]: viz. to the account of subsistence of the several Regiments in Spain and Portugal: being to be paid over to Mr. Samuel Lyn to pay pensions to the widows of such Officers who have lost their lives in the service to the 22 Dec. last. Disposition Book XXII, p. 93.
Letter of direction for 2,000l. to Henry Pigot: for the service of the Robes: to be paid out of Civil List moneys by 500l. a week from this week. Ibid., p. 94.
William Lowndes to Sir William Windham [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for paying 1,122l. 14s. 0d. to the artificers as follows for repairs of the Horse Guards, Tilt Yards and offices adjoining thereto for three years from 1703 Dec. to 1706 Dec.: viz.
£ s. d.
Thomas Hill, mason 19 0 0
Jo[h]n Churchill, carpenter 390 0 0
Geo. Emmet, bricklayer 125 0 0
Champnys Hall, plaisterer 36 0 0
Robert Abbot, painter 55 0 0
Jo[h]n Ireland, glazier 49 0 0
Hugh Warren, joiner 34 0 0
Josiah Kay, smith 151 0 0
Jo[h]n Barret, pumpmaker 1 9 0
Jos. Jolly, paviour 19 5 0
Cha. Athurton, plumber 60 0 0
Frances Reading, scavenger 183 0 0
£1,122 14 0
Out Letters (General) XX, p. 349
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to take a survey of the two tenements in lease to the late Lord FitzHardinge at St. James's and to make a plan of the ground and of the house now upon it and an estimate of the charge said Lord has been at in repairing or building there. “You are also to send my Lord Treasurer an estimate of the charge of repairing the defective rails about the canal.” Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. The service intended by the late Commission for regulating Chelsea Hospital suffers for want of attendance of some of the Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer desires you will go to the meetings of the said Commissioners as often as they shall be appointed, for the better despatch of the business entrusted to their care. (The like notice to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.) Ibid., p. 350.
T. Harley to the Duke of Ormonde to report on the enclosed Establishment [missing] proposed by the Board of Ordnance for the Flanders Train; as also a new Establishment [missing] for Dunkirk with an extract [missing] of so much of their [the Ordnance Board] letter to my Lord Treasurer as concerns the said Establishments. Ibid., p. 351.
Same to the Duke of Argyll to report on the enclosed Establishment [missing] proposed by the said Board for the Garrison at Port Mahon, with their letter [missing] concerning said Establishment “and the Officers belonging to the Train [of Artillery] lately in Catalonia.” Ibid.
Same to Lord Portmore to report on the enclosed Establishment [missing] proposed by the said Board for the Garrison of Gibraltar. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Trade to report on the enclosed Establishments [missing] similarly proposed for Barbados, Jamaica, New York and Annapolis. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War enclosing for his consideration the petition in the name of soldiers belonging to the Marquess of Lothian's Regiment of Foot Guards, for a chaplain. Ibid., p. 352.
[?] Same to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has considered your proposition about paying the seamen on board her Majesty's ships in the Mediterranean their Short Allowance money abroad and thinks it will be for the [public] service as well as give great satisfaction to the seamen. You are to take such measures for performing this service as you shall judge most safe and advantageous for the public. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker to report on the enclosed letter [missing] received from Secretary Dartmouth with one from the Admiralty Commissioners relating to presents proper to be given to the Alcaid of Alcazar. Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford's fiat for royal letters patent to constitute John Benson to be collector of the Customs and Subsidies of wool &c., hides, pelts, lead and tin in London port: loco Erasmus Lewis, surrendered. (Patent dated Feb. 18 hereon.) Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 7.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Daly et al., traders of the city of Cork, praying restoration of a seizure of 459l. on board the Hannah brigantine, which had been put on board to discharge the Customs on her cargo. Reference Book IX, p. 111.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Mary Scotten concerning several messuages and tenements in the Savoy in which she has a term of about 20 years to come by virtue of a decree and lease from the late Master of the Savoy, of which she demised part, being the upper part of the house known by the sign of the Golden Lyon in the Strand, to Mary Packer, which afterwards by several assignments came to Jeremiah Sambrooke, who had a lease of the other part of the said house and several other houses whose leases determined about 6 June 1711, whereupon John Manley took possession of the said Sambrooke's several houses and also of that part of the Golden Lyon held by him of the petitioner: therefore petitioner prays liberty to let her part of said house. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to deliver to the executors of John, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, all his surety bonds in respect of the said office.
Prefixing: report by Henry Stevens, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, that said Teller's accounts have been adjusted and his quietus obtained under the hand of Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 47.
Feb. 14. Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells et al. to distribute and apply 10,000l., out of the public moneys applicable thereto, for last Xmas quarter on the 40,000l. annuities purchased by virtue of the Act 6 Anne, c. 39: in accordance with the clause [clause 122 of the Act of 10 Anne, c. 19, anno 1711, being the Act for additional Duties on hides &c. to secure a fund for a further 1,800,000l. Lottery; which said clause provided for the] appropriating the public moneys granted in the last Session [to wit the then current Session] of Parliament and did enact that unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer [arising by any former Acts of Parliament or in default thereof arising of the Aids and Supplies granted in the said then current Session] may be applied to supply deficiencies on the said 40,000l. annuities. Money Book XXII, p. 157.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing a presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners for altering the stamps on hides, skins &c. Please prepare a Proclamation to be laid before the Queen in Council for altering the said stamps as proposed. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 350.
T. Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts returning their report on the Observations made by the Commissioners for Inspecting the Accounts of the Army in Spain, Italy and Portugal on the accounts of John Chetwynd and William Chetwynd. My Lord Treasurer desires you to re-consider the [your] reports together with the answers sent over by the said John and William Chetwynd thereto. Ibid, p. 353.
Same to the Secretary at War. In answer to your letter of the 12th inst. concerning such Invalids as have passed their examination before the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital and have been found qualified for outpensions, it is the Queen's pleasure that all such Invalids be immediately put into quarters and that the Treasurer of the Hospital do apply to the Lord Treasurer for the money necessary for their subsistence. “You'll please therefore to signify this to the Governor of the said Hospital and the said Treasurer that the said men may be put into quarters and subsisted accordingly until they shall be examined by the present Commissioners.” Ibid.