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March 1713, 16-31

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'Warrant Books: March 1713, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 154-169. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86063 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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March 1713, 16-31

March. 16. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Jones of the office of Surveyor of the Customs and Subsidies in the outports in England, Wales and Berwick on Tweed loco Francis Arundell, deceased. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 360.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay Daniel Arthur 500l. in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Paris Feb. 27 last by Matthew Prior “for our especial service.” Ibid., p. 361.
Same to same to pay 100l. to Richard Hill for the use of John Seignoret, a youth lately arrived from Piedmont and now at the University of Cambridge: as royal bounty. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to the Mayor &c. of Lyme Regis for one year to 1711 Xmas on their annuity for repairing the pier commonly called the Cobb erected in the sea near there. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 179. Order Book VIII, p. 288.
March. 16. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay (out of any Civil List moneys in Scotland) 100l. per an. to Sir Andrew Kennedy as from Whitsuntide 1709 during his continuance in the office of Conservator of the Priviledges of Scotland in the Netherlands and Resident for the Scots' Affairs in the Seventeen Provinces in the Low Countries (Conservator of the Scots' Privileges in the Netherlands): and further that the 200l. already paid to him be reckoned as two years on the said allowance from the time of the Union to Whitsuntide 1709. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 410.
March. 19. Money order for 230l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Heneage, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him furnished to the officers of the Exchequer Court in Hilary term 1712, being 228l. 15s. 5d. for necessaries and 1l. 17s. 1d. for 91 days' diet [of 5 pence a day] for himself from 1712 Dec. 13 to 1712–13 March 14. Order Book VIII, p. 279.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to instruct John Martyn at Bristol in the business of the Customs. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 384.
March. 20. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 10l. to Hester Walker as royal bounty: but upon signing the acquittance for same she is to promise never to solicit the Queen nor the Treasury for any further bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 179.
Same to same to pay 92l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Godfrey in satisfaction of so much expended and paid by him pursuant to her Majesty's command. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Thomas Charnock for one year to 1712 Sept. 29 on his fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as one of her Majesty's Serjeants at Arms. Ibid., p. 225.
William Lowndes to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]. My Lord Treasurer agrees to your report in relation to Col. Salsbury's pension of 200l. payable out of the fund for Contingencies in consideration of his services. You are to pay him 200l. out of any money in your hands for Contingencies or [out of] the first [money] that shall be ordered to you for Contingencies. Disposition Book XXII, p. 100.
T. Harley to the Cofferer of the Household to pay 400l. to William Croft to complete what is due to him at Xmas 1712 on his allowance of 320l. per an. for maintaining the children of her Majesty's Chapel. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance to send the Lord Treasurer an account what tallies or other effects remain in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance “and that in the meantime you do not dispose or apply any part thereof without a particular signification from his Lordship for that purpose.” Out Letters (General) XX, p. 384.
March. 20. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant, undated, by T. Coke, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Mr. Incledon, Housekeeper of Westminster [Hall or Palace], of various brushes, whisks, brooms, detailed: to an estimate of 3l. 10s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 25.
March. 21. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Commissioners for Greenwich Hospital desire that the Customs officers appointed by them to collect the Duty of 6 pence per month out of seamen's wages for the use of the said Hospital be more punctual and less backward in returning their accounts and receipts of that Duty. Have you any objection to writing to them accordingly? Out Letters (General) XX, p. 384.
T. Harley to the Commissioners of Trade, returning the following papers [all missing]: viz.
Instructions for Col. Nicholson as Governor of Nova Scotia and Annapolis Royal.
Heads of Inquiries for him as General of her Majesty's Forces in Newfoundland, relating to the trade and fishery there.
Instructions to him as Commissioner for enquiring into the arrears of Prizes in North America.
You are to take the usual methods in obtaining her Majesty's hand to the same, adding only to those proposed for enquiring into arrears of Prizes other Instructions prepared by Mr. Dodd and Mr. Waters relating to arrears of Admiralty Rights and Perquisites as enclosed [missing]. Ibid., p. 385.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed two petitions [missing] of John Hudson, Director of her Majesty's Hospitals in the Low Countries, the one relating to a debt due to him at the end of the 1711 Campaign, including seven months' expense and Officers' pay of the Hospital at Dunkirk from the beginning of Aug. 1712 to the end of Feb. following; the other for the payment of three warrants signed by the Duke of Marlborough which are for Officers' salaries, but which Mr. Sweet refuses to satisfy on a pretence that some part of the service accrued during [Charles Fox's] time as the late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Roos, her Majesty's Chief Engraver, craving payment of 565l. 12s. 7d. for engraving several public seals. Reference Book IX, p. 114.
Same to Mr. Brydges of the petition of Col. William Kerr shewing that 400 days' forage money is due to his Regiment of Dragoons in the Low Countries; therefore praying the necessary royal warrant for same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Rowland Bellasys and William Sheldon shewing that they were bound in 50l. for one Bonaventure Coddrington, who was taken up on suspicion of being a Popish priest and he has absented himself: therefore praying respite of their prosecution on said recognisance. Ibid., p. 117.
March. 23. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, the Navy Treasurer, to transfer (out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. subscribed by him for the public into South Sea Stock, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 186–7, 252) any sum not exceeding 60,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces: upon account for the service of the Forces. Money Book XXII, p. 180.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] signed A. B. proposing a discovery of a clandestine trade carried on by several merchants in London with pirates belonging to Madagascar and other places. Put an advertisement in the “Gazette” for him to attend you. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 384.
T. Harley to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Monsieur Bonet, Envoy from the King of Prussia, relating to the Prussian and other foreign ships being permitted to unload part of their cargo in one port and part in another. Ibid., p. 386.
March. 24. Money warrant for 1,300l. to Lord Lexinton for 13 weeks from 1712 Nov. 11 to 1712–13 Feb. 10 on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King: the sum of 2,800l. which was issued to him by royal warrant dated 18 Aug. 1712 being by the privy seal of 31 Jan. 1712–13 to be deemed and taken as follows, to wit 1,500l. for equipage and 1,300l. for three months' or 13 weeks' advance of ordinary commencing from 1712 Aug. 11, when he departed out of the presence in order to that employment, to Nov. 10 following. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 180. Order Book VIII, p. 278.
Same for 40l. to John Potenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for one year to 1712 Xmas on his salary. Money Book XXII, p. 180.
Thomas Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Sir William Wyndham has laid before my Lord Treasurer the particular demands of several Regiments for disbursements in marches and such like contingencies amounting to 1,042l. 18s. 6d.; as also a claim of Monsieur La Ponge for medicines furnished to the Forces in Minorca by the Duke of Argyll's order, amounting to 268l. 4s. 8d. Please examine and report on same and (in the case of the medicines) all details of the viewing and consignment &c. and in what manner expenses of this sort are or ought to be defrayed. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 386.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners enclosing the replies [missing] to my Lord's letters about hastening the collection of the Land Tax: to wit respectively from the Hundred of Chepstow, Co. Monmouth; from Cambridge University; from Norfolk County; and from Southampton County. Ibid., p. 387.
Same to Sir William Windham [Secretary at War] enclosing Mr. How's report proposing that the pay of Brigadier Morrison, Second Major to the Coldstream Regiment of Guards, be inserted in the Estimate to be laid before Parliament for the year 1713. My Lord Treasurer has no objection thereto. Ibid.
March. 24. Thomas Harley to the Stamps Commissioners enclosing John Rous's letter [missing] complaining of his many attendances on you as to his petition to be reprized for the value of stamps which he bought of Mr. Dyott and delivered up to you. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 387.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed letter [missing] signed Thomas Boddley relating to those persons who lately received rewards for prosecuting rioters. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed Scheme [missing] communicated to my Lord from New York relating to the constant supplying of her Majesty's Stores here with pitch and tar from North America. Ibid., p. 389.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Capt. John Paul, Commander of her Majesty's ship Hastings, on his paying the Duties on four hogsheads of French wine and two pieces of muslin.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Paul's petition. He swears he did not land any muslins, Pelongs or other East India goods at Cork or Kinsale or any other place, but he being bound from Cork to Bristol one Mr. Thomas Clarke, a gentleman that came from the East Indies, came on board him at Cork as a passenger for Bristol and gave him two pieces of muslin and 11 plates for the Captain's own use; that he made part of the muslins into neckcloths which he then wore and the rest he gave to his family, and the 11 plates were used in his ship: further that in several voyages between 1 July 1708 and 25 March 1711 he spent and drank on board several hogsheads of wine which he bought in Ireland and acknowledges that at several times upon his arrival from thence he caused several small quantities of wine in bottles to be landed to drink with his friends on shore, which he believes in the whole did not exceed three or four hogsheads, and further says that during his command of her Majesty's ship Hastings he did not sell any wines or other goods nor any other person for him, either directly or indirectly. The Attorney General is of opinion that on a trial a jury will give very little credit to the witnesses against the Captain, [the said witnesses being] Henry Twyford, the Captain's steward of the said ship, Henry Alderman, a mariner, and Cha. Wells, who was barber to Capt. Paul on board the said ship. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 14–16.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Col. Lewis Petit, late Lieut. Governor of Port Mahon, praying that his accounts of money disbursed for necessaries there may be adjusted. Reference Book IX, p. 114.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Humphry Howorth for his office as Receiver General of Crown Lands of North Wales and Chester.
Prefixing: report by Henry Stephens, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 66.
1713.
March 25.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for paying 3,260l. 7s. 9d. to John Blunt, Cha. Blunt, George Caswall and Thomas Jett for their charges and expenses in taking in subscriptions to the South Sea Company and passing their accounts of the same.
Prefixing: (1) petition of said Blunt et al. as above shewing that in pursuance of two Commissions under the great seal dated 1711 June 27 and July 11 they received from several subscribers to the South Sea Company several tallies and orders, bills, tickets and debentures authorised by the Act [of 9 Anne, c. 15] to be subscribed [into the Stock of the said Company, to wit to a sum] amounting to 3,405,559l. 12s. 7d. in principal moneys: which several tallies and orders, bills, tickets and debentures they have pursuant to the said Commissions delivered to Auditor Harley by whom they have been examined and allowed: they therefore pray an allowance for the charge of passing their accounts through the several Offices of the Exchequer and an allowance for their care, pains and hazard therein.
(2) Treasury reference dated 1712–13 March 6 of said petition to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
(3) report dated March 24 inst. from Robert Benson, Chancellor of the Exchequer, E[dward] Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, and William Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury, on said petition. The charge of passing their said accounts through the several public Offices will be 1,260l. 7s. 9d. They deserve 500l. each for their labour.
(4) A schedule of said charges of passing the accounts through the Offices.
£ s. d.
the Auditor [of Imprests] after the rate of 25l. per 100,000l.: upon the 3,405,559l. received 851 7 9
at the Chancellor [of the Exchequer's Office] 25 0 0
at the Treasury [Office] and for warrants 34 0 0
at the Queen's Remembrancer's [Office] 50 0 0
at the Treasurer's Remembrancer's [Office] 50 0 0
at the Pipe Office 200 0 0
at the Barons [of the Exchequer's Office] 10 0 0
incidents at 10l. to each accountant 40 0 0
£1,260 7 9
(5) A brief account of the petitioners' services in their Commissions. They had the care of methodising and directing the whole subscription, which was entirely new and unprecedented. The service required very great despatch and took the services of near fourscore clerks. Upon each Commission in pursuance of directions they prepared and delivered to the Lord Treasurer an alphabetical list of the names and sums of all persons whose subscriptions in all the species added together amounted to 3,000l. and upwards, out of whom the first Court of Directors was to be appointed by her Majesty. They were obliged to give receipts to every subscriber for so much money as the principal sum contained in every order, bill, ticket, certificate or debenture so subscribed amounted to and to enter the same in books with date of subscription, names, number, date and particulars of tally &c., and to deliver duplicates of said books fairly engrossed in velum to the Auditor of the Receipt. They were obliged to deliver to one of the Auditors of Imprests all the said several species [of security, to wit tallies, orders, bills, tickets, debentures], together with duplicates of the said books, which are very large. Money Book XXII, pp. 183–5.
March. 25. T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer to apply to the New Course of the Navy under the head of Wear and Tear the sum of 10,000l. out of the loan of 200,000l. which you are to procure on a deposit of 300,000l. South Sea Stock as by Treasurer Oxford's warrant of Jan. 26 last supra, p. 92. Disposition Book XXII, p. 100.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an anonymous letter [missing] signed T.S. sent to my Lord by the Penny Post pretending to give an account of great quantities of goods imported from Holland without payment of Custom. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 386.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] of the merchants in whose hands are the bills that were drawn by Col. Hunter, Governor of New York, on account of the Expedition to Canada; wherein they desire orders to you to make out warrants for two third parts of the said bills “which [said two thirds] my Lord had directed to be paid out of South Sea Stock.” Ibid.
Same to Sir William Wyndham [Secretary at War]. My Lord Treasurer desires you to attend the Secretaries of State in order to receive the Queen's pleasure for calling over all the Officers belonging to the Train in Flanders, Spain or Port Mahon, according to the proposition made by the Board of Ordnance. And that you will also inspect the Treaties and inform yourself in the best manner you can what is necessary to be paid to such of the Foreign Troops as did not disobey the orders of the Duke of Ormonde, in order to their putting them out of pay. Ibid., p. 387.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Beddar as a tidesman and boatman at Harwich loco Thomas Green, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 12.
Orders and Instructions by Treasurer Oxford to be observed by the Comptrollers and Paymasters of the several Offices for payment of the [10 Anne, c. 18] Lottery and Class [Lottery 10 Anne, c. 19] Orders:
(1) to attend in their respective Offices, by themselves or [by] their respective clerks for whom they are answerable, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. from Michaelmas to Lady day and from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. from Lady day to Michaelmas, Sundays and Hollydays excepted.
(2) the Comptrollers who are to direct the payments upon the orders are to take in the orders.
(3) no payment to be made upon any order the same day it is delivered into their respective Offices.
(4) to avoid preference the orders are to be entered daily in a Book and payment is to be directed in course as they stand in the Book: and the Comptrollers shall make no delay in directing the orders when any money is in the Exchequer or in the Paymaster's hands applicable thereto. The said Book or Books shall be open to the inspection of all persons concerned.
(5) the Comptrollers are to certify the Auditor of the Receipt what money is necessary from time to time to be issued to the Paymasters and in order hereto they are to keep keys jointly with the Paymasters to the cash in the respective Paymasters' Offices; and are to make out lists daily of the orders upon which they shall have directed payments and shall send said lists to the Paymasters, who shall enter them in Books which are to lie open in their Offices for the inspection of all persons concerned.
(6) at their first attendance in the morning the Comptrollers are to go to the Pay Office and open the locks of the cash chest and at one o'clock to take an account of what has been paid away and to lock up the remainder.
(7) the Paymasters are to pay on the day of the delivery of each list or the next day at farthest without excuse or delay whatever, to those entitled if they shall call to be paid.
(8) every Friday the Comptrollers shall examine the vouchers for the payments in the preceding week and transmit to me [Treasurer Oxford] certificates of the sums received, paid and remaining in the respective Paymasters' hands; which certificates are to be signed jointly by the Paymaster and Comptroller.
(9) the Comptrollers shall visit and try the cash of each Paymaster at least once in every 28 days.
(10) the Paymasters shall accompt yearly; surcharging themselves on oath with all interest incurring on Exchequer Bills from the date of issue at the Exchequer to the date of paying away by the Paymaster.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 103–5.
March. 25. Same by same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to appoint James Woodhouse to be Counsel to them in all causes relating to the revenue in Ireland, loco John Jephson. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 302.
March. 26. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Treasurer Oxford for 1713 Lady day quarter's salary. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 181. Order Book VIII, p. 277.
Same for 750l. to Thomas, Earl of Kinnoul, in further part of the arrears of his perpetuity of 1,000l. per an.: and is for three quarters from 1690 Lady day to Xmas. Money Book XXII, p. 181.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Glanville (the officer appointed to register and comptrol the payments on the standing orders of the 1711 Lottery for 1,500,000l.) and to Bernard Hutchins (the Paymaster of the said orders) to pay the sum of 55,752l. 18s. 0d. to satisfy six months' interest due and payable on March 25 inst. on all the standing orders for the principal sum of 1,858,430l. The said sum is hereby to be paid out of the 69,501l. 14s. 8d. representing the income of the fund for said Lottery as below. The residue of said income (being 13,740l.) is hereby to be by him issued and applied to discharge so much of the said principal sum on so many of the standing orders in the next payment which are registered first in Course.
Prefixing: certificate by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that the moneys which have been paid into the Exchequer for the Duties granted by the Act [9 Anne, c. 6] for said Lottery from 29 Sept. 1712 to 25 March 1713 amount to 69,492l. 9s. 1d., which with 9l. 5s. 7d. remaining unapplied of the income before 1712 Sept. 29, makes 69,501l. 14s. 8d.: the tickets in the said Lottery as well fortunate as unfortunate being now reduced from 1,928,570l. to 1,858,430l. and will hereby be further reduced by [the abovesaid] 13,740l. to 1,844,690l. Money Book XXII, pp. 192–3.
March. 26. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells et al. of the Receipt to set apart, reserve and apply the overplus money of the fund settled by the Act 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 2, clause 21], for 72,187l. 10s. 0d. annuities purchased anno 1707 (which overplus amounts to 37,507l. 10s. 9d.) for and towards making good the fond for paying and discharging the 40,000l. annuities purchased anno 1708 on the Act 6 Anne, c. 39: all as directed by the said last named Act.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that on the 25th March inst. the said surplus remaining in the Receipt amounted to 37,507l. 10s. 9d. over and above satisfying all the said 1707 annuities with the charges of paying and accounting for the same. Ibid., p. 200.
Money order for 400l. to Robert Benson for 1713 Lady day quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Order Book VIII, p. 277.
Same for 5l. to Edward Milward for same quarter as Porter attending at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for same quarter on his allowance for keeping the Public Registers [of loans] in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid.
Same for 875l. to the seven Commissioners of Accounts (Henry Bertie, George Lockhart, Salway Winnington, Francis Annesley, Thomas Lister, William Shippen and Henry Campion, Commissioners for taking, examining and stating the public accounts of the Kingdom [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 3]) for 1713 Lady day quarter on their salaries of 500l. per an. each. Ibid., p. 279.
Same for 875l. to same for same quarter's salaries as Commissioners for taking, stating, balancing and determining the several and respective accounts [of army debts] mentioned in an Act of the last Session, 12 Anne, c. 3, for taking the said accounts and [as in a further] clause in another Act of the same Session [12 Anne, c. 11, clause 34], for appropriating the public supplies then granted. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Daniel Langhorne and Dudley Downes, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1712, on their allowance of 40l. per an. each for extraordinary pains in sorting and ordering records in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 280.
Same for 25l. to John Tarver for 1713 Lady day quarter on his additional salary as Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, Scotland. Ibid.
Same for 25l. to John Tyas for same as same as Clerk of the Pipe in the Exchequer Court, Scotland. Ibid.
March. 26. Same for 250l. to Baron Scrope for same quarter on his additional salary as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. Ibid., p. 281.
Same for 10l. to Daniel Langhorne, senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer Court, for same quarter on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to the Commissioners for Taxes (Philip Ryley, George Townesend, Richard Shoreditch, William Walbank, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham) for same quarter on their salaries. Ibid.
[?] Same for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt for one year to 1713 Lady day, viz., 7l. to Daniel Langhorn, 7l. to Dudley Downes, 100s. to John Taylour, 100s. to John Aubrey, for their labour during vacation time in computing and levying tallies, &c.; 6l. to Thomas Withers, clerk to Henry Pelham, concerning the Pells of Issue; 100s. to Samuel Edwyn, usher. Ibid., p. 282.
March. 26. Same for 500l. to Robert Lowther for one quarter to March 22nd inst. on his allowance as Governor of Barbados.
50l. to Col. Walter Hamilton for 1713 Lady day quarter on his same as Lieutenant Governor of Nevis.
50l. to Col. John Pearne for same on same as Lieutenant Governor of Montserrat.
50l. to Col. Michael Lambert for same on same as Lieutenant Governor of St. Christopher. Ibid., pp. 297–8.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General and Solicitor General of the petition of Elizabeth, Duchess of Hamilton et al., heirs of Cha. Gerard, eldest son of Charles, Earl of Macclesfield, for leave to bring a writ of error in the Queen's Bench to reverse the said Cha. Gerard's attainder, that they may be enabled to inherit the lands of said Earl. Reference Book IX, p. 114.
March. 27. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 200l. to Richard Marshall, Master of her Majesty's Stud; being (with 1,100l. already paid to him) to be reckoned towards the salaries of himself and others employed under him about her Majesty's said Stud from 1711–12 Feb. 1 and for the charge of hay, oats and all other provisions for same from that time. Money Book XXII, p. 181.
Same by same to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer (out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. by him subscribed into South Sea Stock in the name of the public [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 186–7, 252]) any sum not exceeding 60,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, upon account for the service of the Forces. Ibid., p. 182.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1713 Lady day quarter for making a particular account of the customs. Ibid., p. 186.
Money warrant for 761l. 4s. 6d. to Thomas Lowther; 734l. 2s. 0d. thereof for fees paid at the Exchequer on moneys received by William Lowndes for secret service between 1711–12 March 8 and 1712–13 March 8 and the remaining 27l. 2s. 6d. for divers other disbursements for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated Mar. 27 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 186. Order Book VIII, p. 277.
March. 27. T. Harley to the Secretary at War to procure a royal warrant for paying 1,752l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for building barracks in the Savoy for lodging 500 Foot (1,040l.) and for repair of the Great Guard House at Whitehall (150l.) and the like to the Guard Room at St. James's (50l.) and the Guard Houses at Kensington for Horse and Foot (512l.). I enclose two plans [missing] laid before my Lord Treasurer by the Officers of Works: the one showing what the stables at the Horse Guards at Whitehall were originally when made to contain 108 Horse; the other shewing the several encroachments which have been since made. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 388.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to begin the above works, taking care that the lead proposed to be taken off the roof of the Great Building in the Savoy where the barracks are now intended to be, be sold to her Majesty's best advantage. Ibid., p. 389.
William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance. It is her Majesty's pleasure that you direct the immediate fitting up the barracks in the Tower for the reception of the soldiers that are to be placed there. Ibid., p. 390.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct John Burnet in the business of the Customs at the water side. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to remit to the Excise Commissioners, London, the receipts of the Duties on soap, paper, calicoes, starch, gilt and silver wire and to remit to the Commissioners for Hides and Skins, London, the receipts from the Duties on hides and skins “in order to be severally and distinctly paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer here on your accounts from time to time under the proper heads, in like manner as you remit the moneys you receive for the Duties of Excise.”
Prefixing: representation from said Commissioners proposing to make remittances by bills separately as above (there being about 4,077l. 4s. 1½d. of the said moneys at present in their hands), to be paid into the Exchequer as above “whereby may be saved the expense of a particular Agent at the yearly salary of about 30l. per an. which otherwise will be necessary to be appointed for this service to negotiate the remittances.” Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 411–12.
March. 28. Royal sign manual for 500l. to Sir David Nairn: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated March 30 hereon.) (Money order dated April 1 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 365. Order Book VIII, p. 283.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to grant to John, Duke of Argyll, the 5,898 ounces of white plate and 1,075 ounces two pennyweight of gilt plate delivered out of the Jewel House to said Duke by indenture dated 10 July 1711 [when he went] as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany when he was in Spain: no part of which plate has been returned to the Jewel Office: and the Queen being pleased to grant him same in consideration of many good and acceptable services. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 366.
March. 28. Same to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Peregrine, Duke of Leeds, of the personal estate of Charles Mallet of which he has been granted the administration in lieu of Thomas, late Duke of Leeds, the said Mallet having died intestate at Constantinople without kindred, by reason whereof his estate devolves to the Queen in right of her Crown. Ibid., pp. 374–5.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 11l. to Isaac Crocker, one of her Majesty's watermen, in satisfaction of so much expended by him in hiring men to preserve her Majesty's swans from the ice and otherwise since the year 1708. Money Book XXII, p. 185.
Same by same to Bernard Hutchins, Paymaster of the 1711 Lottery of 1,500,000l., to pay to Nehemiah Arnold, Humphry Brent, Thomas Cornwallis and Christopher Tilson (appointed 1712 April 8 by Treasurer Oxford as Commissioners to take in the tickets and deliver out standing orders for said Lottery) 300l. each in full reward and satisfaction of their labour and pains therein. Ibid., p. 187.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Weket for 1713 Lady day quarter for attendance and necessaries for the Treasury Office.
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for extraordinary pains in carrying letters on several occasions for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated Mar. 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 187. Order Book VIII, p. 280.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of John Thorowkettle's bill for 15l. for 1713 Lady day quarter as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Lord Treasurer.
Together with: warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay Thorowkettle 15l. for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book XXII, p. 195.
Money warrant for, 75l. to the executors of Charles Gifford for 1696 Michaelmas quarter on his pension. Ibid., p. 20.
Letter of direction for 803l. 3s. 7¾d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to Henry Wise, 700l. thereof for 1713 Lady day quarter for keeping her Majesty's Gardens (being in all 140 acres at 20l. per acre per an.) and 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for same quarter for St. James's Park. Disposition Book XXII, p. 100.
T. Harley to the Commissioners for stating the Debts of the Army enclosing for their perusal the petition [missing] of Richard Lawrence concerning the hardships he lies under in relation to medicines, drugs, surgeons' instruments, &c., sent by him to Portugal for the service of the Hospital there. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 390.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Send to my Lord Treasurer a list of the debts and arrears now standing out on the several branches of the revenue under your management: also a certificate what woollen goods have been actually exported yearly since her Majesty's accession. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 391.
March. 28. Like letters severally (for an account of debts and arrears) to the Leather Duty Commissioners; Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners; Hackney Coaches Commissioners; Wine Licence Commissioners; Postmasters; Salt Commissioners; Stamps Commissioners; Excise Commissioners. Ibid.
The like letters to all the above severally for a particular state of the prosecutions now depending touching said debts and arrears. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Montague, Solicitor of the Stamp Office, for a like state of prosecutions concerning Stamp Duty debts and arrears. You are to attend my Lord Treasurer next Monday with the last contract that was made with Mr. Basket and partners for furnishing the Stamp Office with paper and parchment. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay Sir Thomas Southwell and Sir William St. Quintin on their 1,000l. per an. as Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland: to wit to the date of the present Commission whereby they are replaced by Horatio Walpole and Thomas Medlicott. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 303.
March. 29. Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for paying the yearly salary or sum of 1,600l. to Robert Benson as Chancellor and under Treasurer of the Exchequer over and above the respective fees amounting to 200l. per an. payable at the Receipt of the Exchequer by letters patent and over and above the robes and vestures amounting to 34l. 13s. 4d. or thereabouts payable out of the Office of the Great Wardrobe in respect of the said two Offices: all as allowed successively to Henry Boyle, John Smith, Robert Harley and the said Benson as successively Chancellors of the Exchequer as in consideration of relinquishing certain perquisites and profits formerly taken and enjoyed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer: which payments have been hitherto made by virtue of the general privy seal of 3 March 1701–2: and the Queen thinks it just and reasonable to continue the said allowance or salary of 1,600l. per an. to said Benson. (The privy seal hereon is dated April 13.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 371–2.
March. 30. Royal sign manual for 520l. to Thomas Baker for items as follows, viz. 395l. for things “which we have directed him to buy and are intended as a present from us to the Dey of Algiers”; and 120l. for the like as a present from the Queen to the Alcaid of Alcazar in Morocco, and the remaining 28l. for the Exchequer fees on receipt hereof.
Appending: estimate for said presents.
(1) the present for the Dey of Algiers:
£ s. d.
five pieces superfine cloth crimson in Gr. 32l., purple in Gr. 32l., green 26l., black 26l., white 26l. 142 0 0
one table repeating clock 22 0 0
two gold striking watches 80 0 0
four plain silver watches 30 0 0
six pair of fine pistols 36 0 0
four fine fuzeel barrels 12 0 0
one large looking glass [with] gilt frame 25 0 0
six perspectives 12 0 0
four alarm clocks 16 0 0
one Japan cabinet 20 0 0
£395 0 0
(2) the present for Morocco:
one piece crimson in Gr. 32 0 0
one piece Mazareen blue 28 0 0
one fine tea equipage 42 0 0
£102 0 0
(Money order dated April 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 367. Order Book VIII, p. 283.
March. 30. Same for 1,000l. to Sir William Fazakerly, Chamberlain of the City of London: without account: for and towards the relief and support of the poor of the parishes of said City as royal charity and benevolence to them: to be distributed by direction of the Bishop of London and the Lord Mayor of London. (Money warrant dated March 31 hereon.) (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 374. Order Book VIII, p. 288.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay the fee or salary of 366l. 16s. 8d. per an. to John Jones as Surveyor of the Outports of England [Wales and Berwick] loco Francis Arundell, deceased: out of which the said Jones is to satisfy and discharge the allowances to the officers for sending up accounts to the Surveyor's Office in London, according to a proviso in his patent. Money Book XXII, p. 182.
Allowance by same of the 1713 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Stamp Office: total 1,180l.: the changes in the Establishment being here noted. Ibid., p. 186.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of said Office for the three quarters ended 2 Nov. 1711, 1711–12 Feb. 2 and 1712 Aug. 2 respectively: totals 686l. 2s. 5¾d. and 2,433l. 18s. 11¼d. and 1,808l. 15s. 3d. respectively. Ibid., pp. 188–91.
The like of the incidents bill of the Apprentices' Duty: for one year ended 1712 Aug. 2. Ibid., p. 191.
Treasurer Oxford to the Acting Commissioners of the Land Tax for Co. Middlesex. Notwithstanding my letter of Sept. 6 last it is represented to me that on the 23rd inst. there was an arrear [in your County] of 71,327l. 17s. 9d. on the fifteenth 4s. Aid [or Land Tax] anno 1712 which is above 2,400l. more than was in arrear on the fourteenth 4s. aid at the same time the preceding year. I must again earnestly recommend and desire you to give directions for speedy payment thereof. (The like letter to the Commissioners for the City of Westminster as to 43,174l. 2s. 4d. arrear; and the Commissioners for the City of London as to 70,709l. 7s. 0d. arrear.) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 392.
March. 30. Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges of the petition of John Fury, Provost Marshal of the Forces in Flanders, praying payment of 80l. for his pay anno 1713. Reference Book IX, p. 115.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Burgh, Esq., Comptroller and Accomptant General of her Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, praying consideration for his extraordinary service and charges by reason of additional Duties granted in that Kingdom. (fn. 1) Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 303.
March. 31. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of 1 Anne which constituted John Vanbrugh to the office of Comptroller of the Works. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 370.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 24l. 19s. 6d. to Elizabeth Towers in satisfaction for travelling charges and other expenses in her Majesty's service as Necessary Woman in 1712. Money Book XXII, p. 195.
Same by same to the Victualling Commissioners to make out Victualling Office bills for paying 12,290l. 7s. 4¾d. (directed on Feb. 5 last to be transferred in South Sea Stock, ut supra, p. 109) to pay two-thirds of the bills drawn by Col. Hunter for the Canada Expedition, &c., ibid.: the said Commissioners having represented that as the said bills are drawn not on them but on the Lord Treasurer they conceive themselves not sufficiently empowered to accept the same and to make out [Victualling] bills thereupon. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. Have you any objection against continuing the present Deputy Postmaster at Abingdon? Out Letters (General) XX, p. 392.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. It is the Queen's pleasure that Robert Pelyne be put into the first vacant stamper's place. Ibid.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to open in the presence of the Duke D'Amant's [Louis, due d'Aumont, Envoy Extraordinary to England from France] servants a box sent to him from France to Dover and now in the warehouse at London. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to keep a distinct account what you pay on Col. Hunter's bills (for which my Lord has signed a warrant for 12,290l. 7s. 4¾d., supra, p. 168) “and that you write to him forthwith to transmit to you a very particular and distinct account of the money he has taken up for the service of the Victualling and of the application thereof.” Ibid., p. 393.
March. 31. Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Theodosia Kingdom, widow, Ranger of the Lodge called New Park [Lodge] in New Forest and Keeper of the Pound for Strays, &c., in said Forest, praying repairs at the said pound and lodge. Reference Book IX, p. 115.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to contract for their remittances [of their Customs receipts, to wit from Edinburgh] to London at one per cent. premium on the lines of the like warrant to the Excise Commissioners, supra, pp. 128–9. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 413.

Footnotes

1 The Irish Act 4 Anne, c. 1, granted additional Duties on beer, tobacco, calico, linen, muslins &c., &c. This Act was renewed by several successive Irish Acts, 6 Anne, c. 1, 8 Anne, c. 2, 9 Anne, c. 2, and so on.