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April 1713, 1-15

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'Warrant Books: April 1713, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 169-184. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86064 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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April 1713, 1-15

April 1. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Spencer Compton as imprest: to be applied to such establishments [of the Queen's private bounties and pensions] as are already signed by the Queen. [The privy seal hereon is dated April 9.] Queen's Warrant Book XXV. p. 368.
Same to same for a same for 100,000l. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary expenses of the Household. (Money warrant dated Aug. 10 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 8.) (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 399. Money Book XXII, p. 298. Order Book VIII, p. 324.
Same to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Winde of the office and place of Inspector of the Prosecutions in the Court of Exchequer concerning uncustomed and prohibited goods: the said office having been hitherto exercised by deputations under the hands of the Customs Commissioners pursuant to warrants from the Lord Treasurer, but the Queen conceiving it “necessary and for our service that the said office and place should for the time to come be held, executed and enjoyed by patent under the great seal of Great Britain”: he to observe the directions of the Lord Treasurer. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 370–1.
Money warrant for 943l. 12s. 4d. to Christopher Rhodes, which with 500l. before issued to him is in full not only of all salaries and allowances to clerks and others (rewards to the Commissioners excepted) but also of all incidents attending the business of taking in the tickets of the 1711 Lottery of 1,500,000l. [as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6]: without account save such as he is to render to Nehemiah Arnold et al., Commissioners for that Lottery. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 192. Order Book VIII, p. 282.
Same for 800l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for a Treaty of a General Peace, in satisfaction of two bills of extraordinaries from 1712 June 6 to Dec. 6.
Appending: said bills.
(1) from 1712 June 6 to Sept. 6. £ s. d.
for postage of letters to and from England 56 0 0
for postage of foreign letters to and from Utrecht 163 0 0
for written and printed intelligence 30 0 0
for secret correspondence and such like expenses for her Majesty's service 101 2 0
for stationery ware and other incidental charges 50 1 6
£400 3 6
for my journey to England by special order when I returned to the Hague with the seven General Points of Peace signed by Monsieur Mesnager 350 0 0
for my last journey to England by special order to give an account of the negotiations of Utrecht 350 0 0
for my journey to the Camp by special order and marching back with the Queen's Troops to Ghent 300 0 0
£1,000 0 0
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall Nov. 8 of said bill. “The first five articles of this bill amounting to 400l. 3s. 6d. for three months I do allow 400l. thereof [as being] pursuant to the Regulation. As to the three last articles his Lordship had her Majesty's particular orders to make the journeys therein mentioned and it has been usual to make allowances for such extraordinary expenses made by order. But as to the sum of 1,000l. charged by his Lordship as disbursed on occasion of those services it is submitted to my Lord High Treasurer.”
(2) for the three months 6 Sept to 6 Dec. 1712, not detailed, amounting to 400l. 7s. 6d.: whereof 400l. was allowed as above, as being within the Regulation.
(Money order dated April 10 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 197. Order Book VIII, p. 285.
April 1. T. Harley to the Secretary at War. My Lord Treasurer understands that the Officers of the Third Regiment of Guards who were prisoners in Spain obtained upon their arrival in England her Majesty's warrant for their personal subsistence from 1710 Dec. 23 to 1711 Oct. 24 and that the Paymaster [of the Forces] hath (upon promise of a like warrant) since paid them up to 24 June 1712 but declines issuing any more till the said warrant is procured. My Lord thinks it absolutely necessary that the said Officers should have their personal subsistence and therefore desires you to procure the necessary warrant “as hath hitherto been done.” Out Letters (General) XX, p. 393.
Same to the Commissioners for [Stating] the Army Accounts enclosing for their perusal the following reports from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts:
(1) 21 Aug. 1712 on the petition of Capt. Lewis D'Jean of Brigadier Vesey's Regiment as to an arrear of his subsistence.
(2) 13 Dec. 1712 as to the furnishing of bedding for the use of the Garrison of Gibraltar.
(3) 17 Dec. 1712 as to transporting the clothing of Handeside's and Alexander's Regiments to the West Indies.
(4) 7 Feb. 1712–13 as to respits on Brigadier Windsor's Regiment anno 1712.
(5) 11 March 1712–13 as to the Officers of the three Regiments of Guards which were prisoners in Spain.
(6) 24 March 1712–13 on the observations of the Inspectors on the Forces of Savoy, Prussia and Saxe Gotha.
(7) 24 March 1712–13 in behalf of William Elliot about the offreckonings for clothing the Third Regiment of Guards.
(8) 28 March 1713 on the Inspectors’ observations upon Mr. Mead's account.
(9) 25 July 1712 about a ninth Troop to Bouchatier's Regiment.
(10) 7 Feb. 1712–13 about subsisting recruits of that [Bouchetière's] Regiment.
(11) 14 Oct.1712 about two days' pay due to Crayton's [David Creighton] Regiment in 1709.
Ibid.
April 1. Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to report on the petition of Alexander Paterson for the ship Anne, galley [? for her release from quarantine. Under date June 2, infra, p. 230, there is an order for releasing from quarantine the Swan galley on the petition of Alexander Paterson]. Ibid., p. 394.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, England, to report on David Watson's petition for discharge of six ships (not named) from quarantine. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to consider of some means of giving relief to Lewis Corbett, late a Captain en second in Col. Foisac's [Foissac's] Regiment of Dragoons, whose pay is in arrear to 22 June 1712, the time to which the other Officers en second have been paid. My Lord Treasurer thinks his case should not be particular from the rest as he would have been paid with them but for the misfortune of being taken prisoner and carried into France. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Denham about bringing in great sums from effects now concealed belonging to Morgan Whitley, debtor to the Crown. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. Bring my Lord a state of Mr. Lloyd's debt as late Receiver of Taxes in North Wales and an account of what money you have a prospect of recovering from him and his sureties, and meantime forbear proceedings against him. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinion whether the cargo of the Edward and Sarah, Robert Blackaby master, now under quarantine at Cowes, is not forfeit by the illegal proceedings of the master. [In the margin the name of the ship is incorrectly given as the Robert and Sarah, see infra, p. 186, under date April 17.] Out Letters (General) XX, p. 395.
April 1. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, on an order of Council dated March 30, to discharge from quarantine the Arbuthnot galley, on the petition of John Farrington. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 3.
Order by same to the same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's March 30 last made upon reading a report from the said Commissioners relating to the quarantine of vessels employed by George Wensley, citizen and fishmonger of London, in the lobster trade to Heligoland, an island in the Dominions of the Duke of Holstein. The said Commissioners having caused inquiry to be made among the masters of ships that come from Hambro' concerning the health and trade of the said island do find that the inhabitants thereof have no sickness among them but are in perfect health and that they have no trade or communication with the mainland: and it appearing further by a testimonial of the Governor and Senators of the said Island that the same is far remote from any infected place, lying at least six or seven German miles from any land, and that the inhabitants are not permitted to touch at any place on either side of the Elbe: that guards or watchmen are appointed there in such manner that no person can or may come thither without a pass granted upon oath and that the lobsters are caught by the fishermen of that place half a mile round about the island among the cliffs and delivered in the road to the lobster vessels which come directly thence without touching at any infected place: it is therefore hereby ordered that the two vessels which are employed herein by the said Wensley be from henceforth exempted from performing quarantine. Ibid., p. 17.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowance of the yearly expense of the Circuit Courts in Scotland as follows: viz., since the last day of Feb. 1708 the following sums have been paid out of the Excise, Scotland, to Archibald Douglas to be paid over to the Lords of Justiciary, viz., 1,500l. on March 1708–9; 500l. on April 7 1709; 2,000l. on 23 Aug. 1709; 1,750l. on 27 May 1710; 250l. on 13 June [1710]; 1,500l. on 21 Sept. 1710; 1,500l. on 17 April 1711; 1,000l. on 2 Oct. 1711; 1,000l. on 5 April 1712; or 11,000l. in all: for the expenditure of which the accounts should have passed in the Exchequer Court, Scotland; but it is difficult if not impossible to render an account thereof by reason of the various minute payments, etc., thereof: the said Commissioners of the Justiciary are therefore hereby (on their humble petition) discharged of the said sum of 11,000l.:
and further hereby the following allowances are to be made without account for the expenses of the said Circuit Courts in time to come: viz., 200l. per an. to the Justice General; 100l. each to the Justice Clerks and five other Lords of the Justiciary when on circuit; 10l. each yearly to three macers; 10l. each yearly to six trumpets; 50l. each yearly to the three Deputy Advocates to be appointed by the Queen and 30l. each to the three Clerks of the Circuit; making in all 1,130l. per an.: the first payment thereof to be made for the circuit now next ensuing. (The privy seal hereon is dated April 11.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 414–15.
April 2. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill for paying 7,689l. 11s. 0d. to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marine Regiments, as imprest and upon account for the subsistence of such of the Marines as are on shore, from 24 Dec. 1712 to Feb. 24 following: assigning same for payment out of dividend payable to the Navy Treasurer at Xmas last in South Sea Stock in his name. Disposition Book XXII, p. 101.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present some person of experience in all sorts of tobacco as a surveyor to be sent to Scotland. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 395.
Same to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. Send my Lord a state of the accounts before you of the said Duchy. Ibid.
T. Harley to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Oadham for the place of Assay Master of the Mint. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the security of Michael Richards of Charlton, Co. Kent, as one of the securities of James Tayleur, Receiver General of Land Tax for 1712, for the palaces of Whitehall and St. James's, as in place of Sir Henry Furnese, bart., deceased. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 131.
April 3. Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Col. Phil. Howard: as royal bounty.
25l. to Margaret, Countess Dowager of Marlborough: as same.
70l. to Charles Douglas: as same. Money Book XXII, p. 193.
Same by same for payment of the 1713 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers for the Outports (total 9,774l. 1s. 3d.) and for London port (total 7,472l. 1s. 6d.). Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 18.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Brace shewing that in June 1701 his father became bound for one Hugh Redman of London, merchant, and was imprisoned for same after Redman's death, and in 1704 petitioner became bound with his father for the remaining debt of 1,070l. 13s. 11d., which they have since paid, but cannot have his bonds delivered up without payment of interest: therefore praying delivery thereof without such interest. Reference Book IX, p. 115.
April 4. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Salt Duty, the new Commissioners to be John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Humfry Griffith, Edward Brereton and Martin Lister, alias Killigrew, as in place of the late Commissioners (the said Danvers, Aram, Griffith, Brereton and James Cardonell, with Thomas Hall as Comptroller of said Duties), who were thereto appointed by patent of 7 Anne: with 500l. per an. salary: said Hall to be hereby Comptroller of said Duties as before with 350l. per an. salary. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 368–9.
April 4. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill, not detailed, and incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners' Office for 1713 Lady day quarter: totals respectively 200l. 10s. 0d. and 90l. 13s. 6½d. Money Book XXII, p. 196.
Treasury reference to John How of the petition of the Officers of the eight Invalid Companies intended to be formed, shewing that they were the first of the Invalids that the House of Commons received a petition from and gave their vote in favour of, and are included in the clause of 60,000l. provided for Invalids; that their pay from the dates of their Commission amounts to 2,951l. 17s. 8¼d. and though no Companies were formed to put under their command yet they hope that can't be objected to their prejudice seeing they were ready to receive any commands from her Majesty; by reason of their not being on duty they had not so good credit as the others and some of their brethren have actually perished through want: therefore pray to be paid in like manner as the other Invalid Officers have been. (fn. 1)
Reference Book IX, p. 115.
April 6. Money warrant for 162l. 12s. 5¾d. to the Taxes Commissioners (Philip Ryley, Geo. Townesend, R. Shoreditche, William Walbanck, Justinian Isham and Roger Millart) for the incidents bill, detailed, of the Land Tax from 1711 May to 1712 June 24. (Money order dated April 9 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 196–7. Order Book VIII, p. 285.
Same for 2,000l. to James, Duke of Montrose: without account: for one year to 1711 Lady day on his allowance as Keeper of the Privy Seal in Scotland. (Money order dated April 13 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 15 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 198. Order Book VIII, p. 285. Disposition Book XXII, p. 103.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to pay the salary bill (not detailed) of the Customs, Scotland, for 1713 Lady day quarter: until a new Establishment can be made: viz. the Commissioners (except Mr. Kent), the patent officers according to the purport of their patents or Commissions “until further order: and that as to the officers of the Customs you cause their salaries to be paid for the times they have actually served until the 25th day of March last.” Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 416.
April 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer (out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. subscribed by him into South Sea Stock in the name of the public) any sum not exceeding 3,426l. 13s. 0d. to Francis Lynn, Cashier to the present Commissioners for Sick and Hurt: as imprest and upon account to satisfy several bills of exchange drawn by Peirce Griffith from Port Mahon for the subsistence of sick seamen in the Hospital there.Money Book XXII, p. 198.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Lionell Herne and Samuel Edwards, gent., Paymasters [of Exchequer Bills], as imprest to satisfy to the Tellers of the Receipt so much as they shall from time to time allow for interest on Exchequer Bills at the rate of 2 pence per 100l. per diem to the payers or lenders of the said Exchequer Bills at the said Receipt at the respective times of their paying or lending the same, and likewise to pay to any persons having any of the said Bills in their custody, upon which six months' interest or more shall be due and unpaid, all the said interest so due and unpaid, “although the said Bills shall not have circulated through her Majesty's revenue or taxes in manner as the said interest is appointed to be paid by the Act [9 Anne, c. 7] for enabling and obliging the Bank of England to exchange all Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand.” This money order is hereby to be satisfied out of like Exchequer Bills [hereby authorised to be issued by the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer] in such proportions at a time as the Auditor of the Receipt shall think sufficient for satisfying the same. But in case there be sufficient money remaining in the Exchequer of the funds settled for paying interest on the said Exchequer Bills, then this order or any part thereof is to be satisfied out of the said money and not by the issuing of more Bills. (Money order dated April 29 hereon.) Ibid., p. 238. Order Book VIII, p. 291.
T. Harley to the Victualling Commissioners to send my Lord an account of all the imprests standing out and uncleared on the 31 Dec. 1712 relating to the service of the Victualling, shewing the sums standing out, the method of granting [such imprests] and of calling the persons concerned to account. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners, Transports Commissioners, Sick and Wounded Commissioners and Board of Ordnance.) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 396.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a copy [missing] of an Article in the new Treaty of Peace relating to commerce with France. Please state all the Prohibitions on French goods in England since the year 1664 and also what Duties are now chargeable on any French goods and what Duties are chargeable on the same kinds of goods imported from any other foreign parts. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General enclosing for their consideration a copy [missing] of the above article. Ibid., p. 397.
Same to Mr. How. Send my Lord to-night an Estimate what is necessary not only to clear all Invalids for the year ended at Xmas last but also to pay them on for the year now running. Ibid., p. 396.
April 7. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Harvey shewing that in 1691 Nov. 16 the Excise Commissioners agreed to take a lease of Sir Eliab Harvey's house in Broad Street then used for the Excise Office, which lease expired at Lady day; that the said Commissioners by making offices and for want of due repairs have so weakened the same that he has been obliged to allow 300l. to the South Sea Company, who have agreed to take a lease thereof, and to abate them 50l. a year [in the rent] by reason thereof: therefore praying to be allowed said 300l. and some consideration for said 50l. per an. abatement. Reference Book IX, p. 115.
April 8. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer (out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. subscribed by him into South Sea Stock in the name of the public) any sum not exceeding 40,843l. 15s. 4d. to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, by way of imprest and upon account to discharge and pay off the offreckonings of the six Marine Regiments from 1709 June 25 (the time to which they were paid) to the 24th April 1711, “and to be assigned and transferred thereto in such manner as the said Paymaster shall be appointed and directed to assign and transfer the same by my warrant in that behalf.” Money Book XXII, p. 202.
Approval by same of the form of a Lottery order which is to be given in exchange for Lottery tickets in the 1,800,000l. Lottery anno 10 Anne as by the Act of 10 Anne, c. 18: viz. as follows.
Lottery Number Three.
No. 500 in the 120th course of payment.
Ordered: the 28th March 171—, by virtue of an Act passed in the 10th year of her Majesty's reign for raising the sum of 1,800,000l. by way of a Lottery towards her Majesty's Supply: that by and out of the Yearly Fund of 168,003l. granted and appropriated by the said Act there be paid unto William Turner of St. Giles's in the Fields in the County of Middlesex, haberdasher, his executors, administrators and assigns the principal sum of 450l., together with interest for the same after the rate of 6l. per cent. per an. from the 25th Dec. 1712, by equal half yearly payments, to wit at Midsummer and Christmas in every year, until the said principal sum shall be paid off and discharged or sufficient money [be] reserved for paying thereof according to the directions of the said Act: which said principal sum is the amount of the chances upon one hundred tickets delivered up by the said William Turner and cancelled, the said 100 tickets being part of the five hundred tickets beginning No. 16001 and ending No. 16500, which happen to fall in the 120th payment.
[In the left hand margin]
William Turner.
Lottery No. 3.
The contents hereof have been examined, the tickets registered and this order is certified by us [Comptrollers of the said Lottery].
[In the right hand margin]
450l. principal money, the annual interest whereof is 27l.
Let this order be executed in all things according to the tenor thereof.
[Lord Treasurer] Oxford.
Order Book VIII, p. 284.
April 8. William Lowndes to Auditor Harley enclosing Richard Hill's petition [missing] concerning a super of 1,000l. which he received for services relating to the Cevennois. Please state his account thereof. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 397.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed petition and papers [missing] of David de La Cour, late a Lieutenant in the Earl of Galway's Regiment, for reimbursement of his charges and pains in paying prisoners in Spain under the order and direction of Lieut.-Col. St. Leger de Bacalan. Ibid., p. 398.
Same to Mr. Burchett [Secretary to the Admiralty]. My Lord Treasurer is informed that her Majesty's ship Looe now at Plymouth is so decayed as to be wholly unfit for service, but that nevertheless the Captain of her for fear of being put out of pay conceals her condition and is now about to proceed on a voyage with her. My Lord desires you to acquaint the Admiralty Lords herewith. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sloper. My Lord Treasurer desires to know whether Catharine Waters has received the full share of the 30l. lately ordered by him [my Lord Treasurer Oxford] to be distributed to the wives of the Lieutenants and Ensigns in America, the said Waters being very importunate at this [the Treasury] Office and says she is the wife of Lieut. Michael Waters in Col. [William] Whiting's Regiment in America. Ibid., p. 399.
Same to the Commissioners for Hides and Taxes &c. enclosing the letters [missing] from the [Assessment] Commissioners for Trowbridge Division, Co. Wilts, and for West Ward Division, Co. Westmorland, in reply to my Lord Treasurer's letter about their taxes. Likewise enclosing the Attorney General's report [missing] on your memorial about apportioning the charges of managing the New and Additional Duties on hides in proportion to the produce thereof respectively. You are to govern yourselves thereby. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the account exhibited to my Lord Treasurer by Major General Pearce of moneys by him disbursed for contingencies of the Army during the time he commanded in Chief in Portugal. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Berkeley and Lady Shovell about clearing imprests for Marine Regiments heretofore commanded by John, Lord Berkeley, and Sir Cloudesley Shovell, both deceased. Ibid., p. 401.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Bodens, late Collector of Customs at Drogheda, praying for continuance [in his office as Collector] and for enlargement of his liberty. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 304.
April 9. Letter of direction for 1,508l. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of moneys, now in the Exchequer, of the twelfth 4s. Aid after payment of the loans and interest chargeable thereon: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
for the Officers in Great Britain ordered to Annapolis Royal: on account of their pay 749 18 0
for the Garrison of Placentia and Newfoundland on account of subsistence 758 2 0
£1,508 0 0
“This 1,508l., with 6,333l. 0s. 9d. lately issued to the Navy, will make 7,841l. 0s. 9d. towards making good the 33,297l. 14s. 2½d. which was transferred from the twelfth 4s. Aid to the fifteenth 4s. Aid.” Disposition Book XXII, p. 101.
T. Harley to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. My Lord Treasurer is informed that Mr. Vanbrugh, late Comptroller of the Works, enjoyed a small house at Hampton Court in right of his office, with a coach house and stable thereto; which he let to Lady Thomas, who is now in possession thereof. My Lord directs you to continue her possession thereof until her Majesty's pleasure be further known. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 397.
William Lowndes to same. Whilst the barracks are building in the Savoy it is thought necessary that some of the soldiers intended to garrison that place be sent to Hampton Court and lodged in the Guard House there; but some small repairs will first be necessary at the said Guard rooms. Please fit up same immediately. My Lord expects your good husbandry in managing the expense thereof. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox. My Lord has read your report on the petition of the town of Maidenhead for trees for the repair of their bridge. May they conveniently be taken out of her Majesty's woods in the manor of Cookham and Bray and how many? Ibid., p. 398.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to visit the Arlington Street house of the late Monsieur Groet [Thomas, freiherr von Grote] (who was Envoy from the Elector of Hanover) and to seal his goods there in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill on the Navy Treasurer for impresting the 40,843l. 13s. 4d., ut supra, p. 176, to Sir Roger Mostyn for paying the offreckonings of the six Marine Regiments from 1709 June 25 (the time to which they were paid) to 1711 April 24. Ibid., p. 401.
Same to the said Sir Roger Mostyn. You are not to assign any part of the abovesaid 40,843l. 13s. 4d. without particular significations from my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Micajah Perry of London, merchant, shewing that in 1706 he became surety for Daniel Park in 3,231l. 14s. 0d. for tobacco Duties, “which he has paid, but the Customs Commissioners demand about 900l. for interest”: therefore prays relief therein. Reference Book IX, p. 116.
April 9. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. On considering your report submitted to my Lord Treasurer by Mr. Southwell from the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, my Lord Treasurer directs you to restore the Duties paid by a Dutch man of war for her provisions in the port of Limerick. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 304.
April 10. Same to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Howe to hasten the accounts of exceedings on the services in their Offices, ut supra, p. 134. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 362.
April 11. Money warrant for 135,000l. to Bernard Hutchins, Paymaster of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711: as imprest and upon account for [one year on] the yearly fund for discharging the principal and interest as by the Act [9 Anne, c. 6] for said Lottery, “the said year to commence from 29 Sept. last past 1712”: and also such further sum as may arise and be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer upon the said Fund in the said same year over and above the yearly sum of 135,000l.: the said surplus being likewise appropriated by the said Act towards paying and discharging the said principal money, after first satisfying salaries and incidents. (Money order dated April 13 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 199. Order Book VIII, p. 298b.
Same for 1713 Lady day quarter for the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber: being Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Anne, Countess of Abingdon; Jane, Countess of Rochester; Rachel, Duchess of Devon[shire]; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington; Anne Charlotte, Lady Freschville; Lady Katherine Hyde.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber: being Lady Masham, Beata Danvers, Agnata Cooper, Alice Hill, Isabella Hartstongue, and the executors of Margaret Fielding.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour: being Jane Kingdom, Mary Forrester, Anne Wyvill, Susanna Yelverton, Jane Warburton, Sarah Slingsby.
150l. to Thomas Coke for same quarter as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 201. Disposition Book XXII, p. 103.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bills, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars’ Office for half a year to 1711 Xmas (total 715l.) and for the succeeding half year to 1712 Midsummer (total 715l.). Money Book XXII, p. 204.
Letter of direction for 4,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: and is intended to be applied to Land Services of the Office of Ordnance and to be taken as part of the sum not exceeding 589,839l, 17s. 4d. voted to make good the Deficiency of the grants anno 1711. “This will make 11,841l. 0s. 9d. towards making good 33,297l. 14s. 2½d. transferred [from the twelfth 4s. Aid] to the fifteenth 4s. Aid.” The said 4,000l. is hereby to be issued out of the funds [arrears of taxes] as follows, viz. 104l. 14s. 5d. of Plantation Duties; 700l. of the rent of Hackney Coaches; 21l. 4s. 5½d. of arrears of Duties on leather; 448l. 17s. 0d. of the 25l. per ton of French wines imported; 158l. 9s. 9½d. of the arrears of One Third Tonnage anno 1704; 36l. 12s. 7d. of arrears of Additional Tonnage; 91l. 13s. 7½d. of brewers' forfeitures; 19l. 19s. 4½d. of Malt Duty anno 1707; 4l. 4s. 0d. of the second Quarterly Poll; 6s. of the third Quarterly Poll; 14s. of the first 3s. Aid; 7s. of the fourth 4s. Aid; 135l. 19s. 4d. of the tenth 4s. Aid; 798l. 11s. 5½d. of the eleventh 4s. Aid; 1,478l. 6s. 11½d. of the twelfth 4s. Aid. Disposition Book XXII, p. 102.
April 13. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 400l. to James Fury in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Vienna 1712 July 13 by the Earl of Peterborough, “the like sum being paid by his Lordship's order to Mr. Simon Clement, whom the said Earl left at Vienna to transact several affairs for her Majesty's service.” Money Book XXII, p. 202.
Same by same to same to pay 400l. to James Cranefeild: without account: in satisfaction of so much by him disbursed in her Majesty's especial service. Ibid., p. 203.
Money warrant for 45l. to James Pendlebury, Master Gunner of Great Britain, for one year and 85 days 1710 Oct. 1 to 1711 Dec. 25 on his fee of 2s. a day: to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 202.
Same for 30,000l. to Spencer Compton: in part of the privy seal of April 9, ut supra, p. 169: as imprest for such Establishments [of the Queen's pensions and bounties] as are already signed by her Majesty. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 203. Order Book VIII, p. 287.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. each to the Serjeants at Arms (Tho. Wyberg, Edward Williamson, Tho. D'Critty, Cha. Goodele, Dan. Gardner, Math. Hutton's executors struck through and replaced by Joseph Hall, Esq., Tho. Turst, Jos. Lawson), being for one year to 1712 Sept. 29 on fees of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day each. Money Book XXII, p. 230.
Money order for 50l. to John Yeomans for one quarter due April 10th inst. on his allowance as Lieutenant Governor of Antigua. Order Book VIII, p. 297.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to permit some of the baggage of Count Rosenberg to be exported for Portugal as Mr. Hoffman [Johann Philipp Hoffman, Secretary or Resident from the Emperor] or Count Rosenberg [? Johannes Fridericus Ursini, graf von Rosenberg] shall desire; and to deliver the remainder for the Envoy's [Rosenberg's] own use.
Appending: letter signed Hoffman, London, 13 April to [the Lord Treasurer]. The Customs officers at Harwich have stopped two trunks and four boxes of Count Rosenberg, the Emperor's Envoy to the Court of Portugal, and have sent them to London. They contain some presents which the Empress Dowagers and the Archduchesses send to the Queen of Portugal and which Rosenberg himself is not to open; besides his own linen cloths and two or three books for his own use. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 400.
April 13. William Lowndes to the Attorney General. There is a dispute between the Earl of Westmorland and Mr. Wilcox, the Surveyor General of Woods [Trent South], about said Earl's claims and pretences to the woods growing in Suley Hay Walk in Rockingham Forest. Please hear them on it. Ibid.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Hobson, widow of Capt. Samuel Hobson, late Collector of Wexford, for stay of prosecution on a balance of 900l. charged on him. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 304.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Civil List of Scotland for 1713 Lady day quarter: total 5,119l. 16s. 43½d. As compared with the preceding Civil List of Jan. 8 last, supra, p. 74, this list shows the following changes viz.: the following names have disappeared, viz. James Guthrie in the list of Pursuivants and in the list of Macers of Justiciary; James Moir, Professor of Philosophy, in the list of the Marischal College of Aberdeen; John Law; the item for Bedesmen's gowns; James Bayne. The following items are new, viz. Thomas Rogers, clerk to the port bonds in the Exchequer, at 40l. per an. from Michaelmas 1712; in the list of Pursuivants Alexander Martin appears as Marline; James Stephen, Deputy Usher of the Exchequer, appears as Stephens; John Beamont, attorney, appears as Beaumont; Rich. Wood, attorney, appears as Woods; Alexander Moir, Professor of Greek in the Marischal College, appears as More. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 416–19.
Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 700l. to the Duke of Athol: without account: for his charge as her Majesty's Commissioner for holding a General Assembly of the Church in Scotland this summer. Ibid.
April 13,
17, 20.
Treasury Commission to James Draycot to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Giles Redman, dismissed. (Warrant to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Cambridge to pay him 50l. per an. salary as from 1713 Lady day.)
James Knight as same loco James Draycot [transferred as above]. (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Hertford to pay him 50l. per an. salary as from date hereof.)
John Veck as same loco Alexander Calcott, dismissed. (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Surrey to pay him 40l. per an. salary as from Lady day 1713.)
John Huntly as same loco John Harwood, dismissed. (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Middlesex to pay him 40l. per an. salary as from 1713 Lady day.)
John Windebanke as same loco Mich. Woolrick, dismissed. (The like warrant to same to pay him the like salary from same date.)
Tho. Brenand as same loco John How, dismissed. (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Cumberland to pay him 50l. per an. salary from 1713 Lady day.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 102, 103.
April 14. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 600l. to Daniel Arthur: without account: in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Paris April 10 inst. by Matthew Prior, Esq., for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 203.
Same by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Middlesex, Westminster and London to pay 213l. 11s. 6d. to Philip Ryley, Geo. Townesend, R. Shoreditch, W. Walbanck, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham as Commissioners for Managing the said Duties: for their incidents in respect of the said Duties between 15 May 1711 and 24 June 1712.
Prefixing: bill of said incidents. Ibid., p. 205.
Money warrant for 778l. to John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, for a bill of extraordinaries as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace.
Appending: (1) said bill: from 1712 June 23 to Dec. 23:
£
for postage of letters to and from all parts 234
for printed news and written intelligence 128
for stationery ware of all sorts 100
for other extraordinary expenses and incident charges during the six months 276
for new year's gifts 40
£778
(2) Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 1712–13 Jan. 26 of said bill. “I allow this bill as being within the Regulation.” (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 206. Order Book VIII, p. 288.
Same for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert. Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to 1713 Lady day on the annuity for the support of the dignity of that Order. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 206. Order Book VIII, p. 289.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Phillip Ryley for same time on his fee or salary of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book XXII, p. 206.
Same for 200l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park; for one year to 1712 Xmas for the underkeepers and gate attendant and for hay and beans for the deer there.
200l. to same for same time for watering the Ring and the way leading thereto in the said park. (Money orders dated April 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 207. Order Book VIII, p. 289.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of George Weatherby shewing that in 1700 and 1701 he was concerned [in Salt Duty frauds] in the export of cod and ling from Newcastle, and on two informations against him at the Attorney General's suit is indebted [to the Crown thereon] 817l. 10s. 0d. with a fine of 100 marks and is a close prisoner in the Fleet and, if continued, he and his family must inevitably perish: therefore praying his liberty on the same terms as James Hirdman et al., who were concerned therein. Reference Book IX, p. 116.
April 14. Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Sidney Johnson, only sister [sic] of Thomas Johnson, deceased, late a clerk under the Comptroller of the Stamp Office, shewing that her said brother discovered Dyot's counterfeiting of stamps, but thereby lost his place in the Prerogative Office because the person he served there was concerned with Dyot: therefore praying some recompense, petitioner having subsisted her brother during his sickness. Ibid., p. 117.
April 15. Royal letters patent appointing Sarles Goatly to be a Serjeant at Arms to attend the Lord Chancellor loco Peter Persehouse, who surrendered same by deed dated 23 March 1712–13. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 454–5.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 150l. to Thomas Park, gent., as royal bounty: without account. Money Book XXII, p. 207.
T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer to apply as follows 22,689l. 11s. 0d. out of the sum of 25,012l. 7s. 4d. you have or shall receive for last Xmas dividend on the South Sea Stock in your name: viz.
£ s. d.
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for carrying on the new Course of the Navy 15,000 0 0
to the head of Wages.
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, upon account for subsistence of such of the Marines as are on shore from 1712 Dec. 24 to 1712–13 Feb. 24: ut supra, p. 173 7,689 11 0
£22,689 11 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 102.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. Now the peace is signed between England and France it may be proper for you to consider of settling of packet boats to go between Dover and Calais. My Lord Treasurer directs you to lay your thoughts before him how this correspondence may best be settled, with an account of the charge thereof. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 402.
T. Harley to the Hawkers and Pedlars’ Commissioners. In your incidents bill for the year ended 24 June 1712 there is inserted 108l. 5s. 0d. for stamps on licences and bonds. Inform my Lord Treasurer whether the persons who pay for the licences and give the bonds do not at the same time pay for the stamps “and whether you have surcharged yourselves in your accounts with the money received for such stamps which (in reason) ought to be paid by the said persons.”Ibid.
April 15. T. Harley to the Board of Ordnance. Francis Yonge, late Commissary of the Ordnance Stores at Lisbon, has by order of Lord Galway bought several materials for carrying on the works at Gibraltar and drawn bills on you for same to the amount of 825l. 5s. 4½d., which are now refused to be paid. I enclose Yonge's petition [missing]. Please report thereon to my Lord Treasurer.
I also enclose a representation [missing] from the Principal Officers of the Mint about a building now in their possession but heretofore in yours, but which is wanted by you to be converted into barracks for the reception of the Third Regiment of Guards. Please consider same; my Lord Treasurer being of opinion that it is not practicable for the officers of the Mint to deliver up the said building considering the uses it is at present employed in and that they have no other place that they can employ for the like purposes. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 405.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of George Montague, Chief Ranger of Salcey Forest, for repairs at the lodges, mounds, rails and pales there. Reference Book IX, p. 116.

Footnotes

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On the 23rd Jan. 1711–12 a petition was presented to the House of Commons from “the Captains and Officers who were commissioned in June 1711 in order to command eight Companies to be formed out of the able-bodied pensioners of Chelsea Hospital to do duty in garrison.” The petition shewed that as Parliament had made no provision for clothes for the soldiers and pay for the Commission Officers the Companies had not been formed, “nor has there been any pay issued to the Officers though commissioned so long ago.” (Commons Journals XVII, p. 36.)

On the 15th April 1712 the House resolved, on the report from Committee, inter al., “that a sum not exceeding 60,000l. be granted to her Majesty upon account for defraying the charges incurred or to be incurred for the support of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and of the Invalids outpensioners thereunto belonging, over and above the [Army deductions of] poundage and [one] day's pay applicable to that use, and also to defray the charge of clothing and pay of the Invalid Companies.” (Ibid., p. 190.)