Warrant Books
May 1713, 1-15

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'Warrant Books: May 1713, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 196-217. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86066 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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May 1713, 1-15

May 1. Money warrant for 200l. each to the 45 Commissioners or Managers and Directors, detailed, for the Lotteries anno 1712 as reward and consideration for their labour, pains and service in executing same. (Money order dated May 1 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 218. Order Book VIII, p. 292.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 50l. to Jane Walker: without account: as royal bounty for defraying the funeral charges of Margaret, late Countess of Marlborough. Money Book XXII, p. 220.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to James, Duke of Montrose, for one year to 1712 Lady day on his allowance as Keeper of the Privy Seal in Scotland. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 220. Order Book VIII, p. 285.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army. Mr. Lawrence, an apothecary in London, has long solicited payment of 1,314l. 10s. 1d. for drugs and medicines sent to Portugal. The Earl of Portmore informed my Lord Treasurer thereupon that he gave no order for them and that on a view of same at their arrival in Portugal the greatest part were bad and unfit for service, and thereupon my Lord suspended payment of his warrant. Mr. Lawrence has petitioned to be heard. Please hear him and report to my Lord thereon. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 412.
T. Harley to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. Her Majesty's Ambassadors and Plenipotentiaries at Utrecht have signed a Declaration and given the same to Mr. Halungius, the Duke of Saxe-Gotha's Agent, by which the two Regiments of that Duke, which have been in her Majesty's service and pay in Italy, are discharged. I enclose a copy [missing] of said Declaration, as also their accompanying letter to Secretary Bolingbroke desiring that further orders may be given finally to discharge the said Regiments. My Lord [Treasurer] directs you to state the accounts of the said Regiments.
I also enclose a letter [missing] from the Duke of Ormonde enclosing one from Major General Sabine complaining that the Regiments in Flanders are charged with 4l. a man for recruits although her Majesty has been pleased to allow 40s. a man, part thereof, to the said Regiments as royal bounty. The Regiments ought certainly to have been ceased of so much in their charge. Please report hereon. Ibid., p. 413.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against William Lott (Lot) and Jacob Banister, poor farmers in or near the Isle of Sheppey, who with Robert Tonge were prosecuted for selling wool to one Abraham Brook, a clothier at Cranbrook, who with Richard Middleton bought it as pretended for his own use to be by him manufactured at Cranbrook, but concealed it on the road and a short time after exported it to France.
Prefixing: report by Henry Baker on the case. The petitioners state that they sold the wool at the common market price, had sufferances from the Registers as the law directs and delivered the wool pursuant thereto. I find upon strict inquiry in those parts that Tongue with Middleton and Brook (who was a poor clothier at Cranbrook) contrived a method for buying some wool from Lott and Banister with a design to transport it. Middleton put most of it on board a small boat in the Swale and went himself with it to Calais and on his return sent the remainder by Thomas Ellen, the master of the said boat. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 27–28.
May 1. Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to suspend the prosecution, for this term, of bonds for the Additional Duty, Further Subsidy and One Third Duty (fn. 1) on tobacco till after the expiration of 18 months, being the time allowed by law for payment of the Impost and for exporting tobacco, “unless in such cases where the particular circumstances of the debt shall require immediate process.”
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of several tobacco merchants. Petitioners set forth that they have for several years laboured under very great difficulties, occasioned chiefly by the vast high Duties on tobacco, and were then under dismal apprehensions that their Custom bonds which are to be discharged by debentures will be put in prosecution before the time allowed by law for exportation does expire: wherefore they intend to apply to Parliament for remedy.
We have considered said report and in regard it was not formerly the practice of the Custom House to put the bonds in suit for the Additional Duty, Further Subsidy and One Third Subsidy on tobacco till after expiry of 18 months (the time allowed as above) we have no objection in view of the hardships and difficulties of the tobacco trade to putting a stop to the prosecuting the small bonds aforementioned for this term. Ibid., p. 29.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Geo. Mason of Bristol, merchant, shewing that having imported 35,000 pound [weight] of tobacco he had 22 hundred weight of sand and dust sifted out for which he had no allowance in the Duties; and in March last he left to his servant, Tho. Getchombe, and to the inspection of his son, a youth of 17, the shipping of 16,000 pound to Norway, and Getchombe mixed the said siftings with the tobacco, put it on board a lighter and suffered it to be seized as forfeited because all included in one certificate though of different kinds: therefore praying leave to compound with the officers. Reference Book IX, p. 117.
May 1. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the list or roll of the charities and bounties in Scotland for 1713 Lady day quarter (a list of such indigent and necessitous persons as the Barons of the Exchequer in North Britain apprehend to be fit to partake of her Majesty's bounties and charities in Scotland): total 500l. As compared with the preceding quarter's list under date 1712 Oct. 11, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 479, the present list shows the following changes, viz. the following names have disappeared: Jean Kerr, 17s. 6d.; Ludovick Lindsay, 2l.; Mary Brisbane, 2l.; Margaret Walker, 10s.; Nicholas Logan, 1l. 15s. 0d.; Margaret Hamilton, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Eliz. Stewart, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Agnes Moffat, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Jean Thomson, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Mary Stewart,1l. 10s. 0d.; Katherine Stewart, 10s. The following names are new: John Lammy, 10l.; Mr. Bayne, 5l.; Dr. James Gairden, 2l. 5s. 0d.; Mris. Margaret Ross, relict of Dr. Lorrimer, 2l. 10s. 0d.; the relict of the late Bishop of the Isles, 5l. Christian Gray here appears as Greig; Bessie Farie appears as Fairies: Mrs. Sinclear appears as Mrs. Sinclair, alias Eupham Reid. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 421–5.
Warrant by same to the Commissioners of Excise and of the Duties on Silks and Calicoes and the Duties on Hides in Scotland, to pay 30l. per an. each to two additional clerks, one for the Accomptant General's Office, the other in the Comptroller's Office, and 55l. per an. each to three additional supervisors with 14l. per an. for travelling charges: all in order to the keeping of the accounts and to the better securing the Duties. Ibid., p. 426.
May 2. T. Harley to Mr. Lambard enclosing for perusal a petition [missing] of Edward Smyth with his proposal for preventing the running and smuggling of goods and discovering the offenders. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 413.
Same to Secretary Dartmouth enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] on the seizure of a fishing vessel belonging to Boulogne. My Lord Treasurer has signed a warrant for setting the vessel at liberty. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. My Lord Treasurer being much importuned about the business of coining farthings desires to hear that matter and the pretences of the several petitioners. Please give them notice to attend on Friday. Please attend then and bring all the papers, particularly the Votes by the House of Commons about farthings or the coinage of them. In the meantime (as my Lord is informed) farthings are wanted and would be of use at Port Mahon and Gibraltar. Please advise how the same may best be supplied, Ibid., p. 414.
May 2. Same to Mr. Brydges. In answer to yours of the 1st inst. concerning her Majesty's stores in Spain under the care of Theophilus Blyke I enclose copies [missing] of my Lord's letters directing the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to consult you and Mr. Mead about them. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War. My Lord Treasurer is informed there are some Dragoons and other soldiers lately arrived in some of the outports from Flanders, “being dismist the service there.” Let my Lord know what care is taken of them on their arrival.
I enclose the report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the petition of John Sherman et al. for 8,344l. 15s. 4¼d. for soft bread for Gibraltar Garrison. It appears that the sum is due. My Lord desires that it may be laid before the House in the most favourable manner when any account shall be delivered in by you of extraordinaries [of the war] for which no supply hath been hitherto granted. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed Representation [missing] of the Chief Ranger of Alice Holt and Woolmer Forests complaining of Sir Simeon Stuart's irregular and unlawful proceedings in destroying the timber in Binswood, part of Alice Holt. Ibid., p. 416.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the East India Company shewing that great disputes of late years have arisen between the Company and the officers of the Customs about the method of computing the Duties on unrated goods imported from the East Indies, particularly tea, China ware, flowered and stitched muslins and calicoes, quiltings and Floretta yarn, “which amount to a considerable value,” and by reason of these disputes the Company are very much perplexed in the sale of their goods and their bonds for great sums remain in the Custom House, although the Duties as they compute them according to the ancient method of computation are well discharged and the new method lately proposed to be followed [to wit] by an operation of algebra is very intricate and difficult if not impracticable and is not understood by merchants or others who buy those sort of goods: therefore the Company prays that a rate may be set upon the said goods for the avoiding of all the said trouble. Reference Book IX, p. 118.
May 4. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells et al. to take in loans on the Land Tax Act anno 1713 [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 1] to an amount not exceeding 940,000l. in the whole, including the principal remaining unsatisfied at May 2 inst. [of loans] on the Land Tax 8 Anne anno 1710 [the said undischarged principal with the interest thereof being made a first charge on the Register of the said 1713 Land Tax by clause 119 of the said Act for the same]. Money Book XXII, p. 221.
Money order for 25l. to George Holmes for 1713 Lady day quarter as Chief Clerk for the work of digesting the records in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower.
37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for same quarter's allowance as Supervisor of the digesting of said records. Order Book VIII, pp. 268, 269.
May 4. Letter of direction for 179,900l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Land Tax anno 1713: and is for such uses of the Navy as shall be appointed. Disposition Book XXII, p. 105. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 415.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to permit the Taxes Commissioners to have free access to inspect the duplicates returned into your Office of all the Taxes and Duties under their management. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 131.
May 5. Same by same to William Borret to pay 30l. 15s. 6d. for the bill, detailed, of fees for passing a privy seal for 1,600l. per an. to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Appending: list of said fees in the several Offices: £ s. d.
Queen's warrant 3 10 0
stamp 0 5 0
docquett 0 15 0
fees at the Signet [Office] 7 15 0
ditto at the Secretary [of State's Office] 6 7 6
office keeper there 0 5 0
[fees at the] Privy Seal [Office] 5 5 0
stamp to the warrant 4 0 0
office keeper [to the Privy Seal] 0 5 0
messenger to the Treasury 0 5 0
passing [the document under the sealing process] 2 3 0
£30 15 6
Money Book XXII, p. 223.
T. Harley to the Secretary at War enclosing two petitions [missing] which have been sent to my Lord Treasurer by the Duke of Ormonde: (1) from the physicians and surgeons of her Majesty's Hospitals in Flanders [praying] to be [put] on the list of half pay; (2) from the Brigade Majors of Horse, Foot and Dragoons that served in Flanders [praying] for a salary in time of peace. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 415.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, on an order in Council of the 4th inst., to release from quarantine the ship Martha and Susannah, James Loggan master, from Stockholm with iron and deals: on the petition of David Watson.
The Ann galley, James Lamond master, from Dantzic with iron and hemp: on the petition of said David Watson.
The Providence, John Troman master, from Hamburg with bail goods: on the petition of Edward Gold. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 20.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John St. Martin of London, merchant, shewing that he imported from Spain a parcel of kid skins in the hair, of the growth of Spain, “as per certificate annexed,” [missing] and paid the Duties, yet same are seized by one Ryves on the pretence they are French skins: therefore praying a noli prosequi on his satisfying the officer in view of the trouble petitioner must be under to get proofs of his defence. Reference Book IX, p. 118.
May 5. Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Cornelius Den and to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of said Den and Dean Cock for leave to apply to Parliament for compounding their debt to the Crown.
Memorandum: liberty to so apply was granted on [previous] reports, but upon offering to the House on the 23rd April 1713 the petition of Dean Cock, some exceptions being taken, the House came to the following Resolution, viz. “that this House will not receive any petition for compounding any sum of money owing to the Crown upon any branch of the revenue without a certificate from the proper officer or officers annexed to the said petition stating the debt, what prosecutions have been made for the recovery of such debt and setting forth how much the petitioner and his security are able to satisfy thereof.” [See Commons Journals XVII, p. 300.]
Whereupon the above petitioners applied a second time to the Treasury [this time] for such certificate and were thereupon referred as above. Ibid., p. 119.
May 5 or 12. Fresh reference (for the like reason) of the petition of Job Mathew, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 173, under date 1711–12 Feb. 29.
And of Robert Wise, ut supra, Vol. XXVII, p. 78, under date Jan. 13 last. Ibid., pp. 53, 105, 120.
May 6. T. Harley to Sir Christopher Wren. The Queen has signified her pleasure that barracks be built in Hyde Park for entertaining part of her Guards. Please wait on the Duke of Ormonde to know the number of soldiers intended to be placed there and then make an estimate of the building of same.
You are forthwith to cause the repairs at the Mews to be done to your estimate of 1,083l. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 415.
Same to Mr. Norton, Surveyor of the Mews, to make a survey of the Mews and lay before my Lord an account of the several houses belonging thereunto, in whose occupation and what encroachments have been made upon any part thereof and by whom. Ibid., p. 416.
May 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Elizabeth Erskine, relict of Col. George Murray: as royal bounty to carry her to Scotland. Money Book XXII, p. 223.
T. Harley to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army. The Earl of Clarendon has petitioned for the money which arose by the respits on the Independent Company of Foot at New York between 8 May 1702 and 24 June 1708, during which time he commanded same as Governor of New York. Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, has reported thereon stating that said respits come to 440l. 2s. 0d. Please consider the consequence of giving way to any demand for respits on Regiments or Companies whose accounts have been so long closed. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 416.
Letter of direction for 5,455l. 18s. 9d. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of the following [arrears of] funds, viz. 500l. of the rent of Hackney Coaches; 15l. 3s. 0d. of the twelfth 4s. Aid; 510l. of Prize Duties from the Plantations; 4,430l. 15s. 9d. of the 25l. per ton of French wines imported: making in all said 5,453l. 18s. 9d.: and is intended to be applied to Land Services of the Ordnance and to be taken as part of the 589,839l. 17s. 4d. voted to make good the Deficiency of the grants anno 1711. “This will make 17,296l. 19s. 6d. towards making good the 33,297l. 14s. 2½d. transferred [from the twelfth 4s. Aid] to the fifteenth 4s. Aid.” Disposition Book XXII, p. 106.
May 7. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Jones for delivery of his tobacco bonds given in 1698 at Plymouth, he having paid same. Reference Book IX, p. 120.
May 8. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 600l. to Daniel Arthur, Esq.: without account: in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Paris May 9 inst., new style, by Matthew Prior for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 224.
Letter of direction for 110,000l. to Charles Cæsar, the Treasurer of the Navy: out of moneys now in the Exchequer of Land Tax anno 1713: and is to be applied for services as follows: viz.
£
to the head of Wages.
toward paying off and laying up 26 of her Majesty's ships at Portsmouth, Plymouth, Chatham, Woolwich, Sheerness and Deptford 50,000
to pay Officers who have passed their accounts 5,000
to the head of Wear and Tear.
to carry on the new Course of the Navy 20,000
for bills of exchange which have been long since due 5,000
to the head of Victualling.
to carry on the new Course of the Victualling 30,000
£110,000
Disposition Book XXII, p. 106.
Same for 20,000l. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712: and is for subsistence of Forces under his care of pay. Ibid., p. 107.
William Lowndes to Dr. Adams and Dr. Herbert. Some persons complain they cannot obtain the South Sea Stock which they were directed to receive by way of satisfaction. Is there any ground for this complaint? Out Letters (General) XX, p. 416.
Same to the Salt Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, concerning some salt remaining there which was imported before the Union. Please inform yourselves of the nature and goodness thereof and how it may be best sold or disposed. (The like letter to the Victualling Commissioners.) Ibid., p. 417.
T. Harley to Mr. How. The Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital have reported April 24 last their proceedings in the business of reducing the outpensioners &c. I enclose their report [missing]. You are to make the necessary demands of money thereby and regulate all other affairs [relating to said Hospital] thereby for the future. But before the said Establishment for the Hospital be offered [to the Queen] for signature you are to report the differences between that and the Establishment some time since agreed to by my Lord. Ibid.
May 8 and 19. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Peregrine Palmer as a tidesurveyor in London port loco William Alford, deceased.
William Illing to succeed said Palmer as an established waterman in London port.
Renatus Palmer, junr., as Surveyor of Customs in Dartmouth port loco his uncle, Renatus Palmer, who has surrendered.
Bartholomew Jenkins as a boatman at Milford loco Robert Edwards, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 26.
May 8. Same by same to Sir Thomas Frankland, Kt., and John Evelyn, Esq., her Majesty's Postmaster General to settle packet boats between Dover and Calais and Dover and Ostend, to wit to contract for five boats and to put the same upon their stations by turns accordingly and meanwhile to draft a provisional agreement for carrying on the said Correspondence until the whole shall be settled by treaty “because many things may be to be considered on both sides before the Correspondence to Calais can be perfectly established.”
Prefixing: presentment dated 18 April 1713 by said Postmasters. Before the receipt of Mr. Harley's [William Lowndes's] letter of the 15th [ult., supra, p. 183] we had prepared a scheme for two vessels of 40 tons each with accommodation for passengers and horses for the Calais Correspondence and three similar for the Ostend or Newport Correspondence. We have received tenders from several persons for the provision of said boats, the contractors to be at all expenses of wages, victual, wear and tear and of all the port charges and to be accountable to the [Post] Office for the freight of all passengers, horses and goods, and the Captains to be nominated by the Post Master General. The lowest demand for the hire of such a boat is 260l. per an. This would make 1,300l. for the five boats, and as this includes port charges (formerly charged by contractors in their accompts and commonly amounting to 250l. to 300l. per an.) we think the terms reasonable. During the last Peace two of the five boats being particularly assigned to the Calais Station the Captains of those boats had a far greater share of advantage by their cabins in carrying over so many persons of quality between England and France than the Captains of the Ostend boats ever had, few gentlemen passing that way. We therefore propose that the five boats take their turns in succession from one station to the other to give the Captains an equal chance of advantage by their cabins.
Followed by: (1) account of the produce of the freight and of the letters to and from France and Flanders from 25 March 1699 to 25 March 1700:
£ s. d.
freight of passengers, goods and horses, Dover to and from France 719 14 11
ditto from Flanders 83 8 6
letters from Spain, Italy, Portugal and France by the mails from France to Great Britain. 5,180 3 11
letters sent from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Portugal and France 1,935 10 4
letters from Italy, Spain and Flanders by the Flanders mails to Great Britain 1,543 3 4
letters from Great Britain to Italy and Germany by the Flanders mails 507 19 8
9,976 0 8
£ s. d.
paid by treaty with the Postmaster General of France for the conveyance of frank letters to and from several parts within the kingdom of France and to and from Spain, Portugal, Italy and Turkey, 36,000 livres per an., which as the exchange was at that time amounts to 2,437 10 0
paid by treaty to the Postmaster General of the Spanish Netherlands for the conveyance of the letters of Italy and Germany 250 0 0
2,687 10 0
neat produce £7,288 10 8
During the last treaty with the Postmaster General of France, having received several complaints from the merchants that the Italian letters were not duly and regularly forwarded from Lyons, and Mr. Pajat neglecting to own the receipt of such bills of exchange as were remitted to him, this Office [the General Post Office, London] forbore to send him any more bills; whereby there is an arrear due to the Post Office of France of the sum of 107,358 livres 1s. 4d. which by a letter we received some time since from Mr. Pajat, Director of the Posts at Paris, and another which we received last Saturday from Mr. Pryor, we find will be insisted on to be paid before the renewal of another treaty.
(2) Schedule of the rates of freight by the Dover pacquet boats:
£ s. d.
for a gentleman to or from Calais 0 5 0
for a servant 0 2 6
for a horse 1 0 0
for a gentleman to or from Ostend or Newport 0 10 0
for a servant 0 5 0
As to the cheque of the number of passengers, no persons, goods or horses are to be received on board at Dover without a particular note to the Commander of the vessel from the Agent [of the Contractor] in which is to be expressed what freight is paid: whereby the Captain is a cheque to the Agent.
In the return from Calais, Ostend or Newport the Captain delivers to the Agent a note of what goods or passengers he brings, which the Agent is to examine: and further the account is quarterly made upon oath. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 68–71.
May 8. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Postmaster General to settle a Correspondence with Port Mahon as follows and to agree with the contractor as to the Harwich boats for a reasonable sale price which now lie on your hands and to bring the receipts from such sale to her Majesty's account. “This Correspondence being to be experimented I approve the beginning it from Marseilles.”
Prefixing: (1) report by said Postmasters General dated General Post Office 7 May 1713 enclosing a letter from Mr. Henry Neal touching the proposal of settling a Correspondence between Great Britain and Port Mahon by way of Marseilles. On a letter from Lord Dartmouth of Dec. 12 last we consulted Neal thereon and in our presentment of Dec. 15 as below stated our opinion as to the sort of vessel to be employed and the annual charge. Mr. Neal demands 600l. per an. for each boat besides the benefit of the freight of goods and passengers. We think this high and that 550l. may be sufficient if he finds the boats and is accomptable for freight of goods and passengers; or 470l. per an. if the boat is provided at her Majesty's charge. One of the boats hitherto in the Harwich service is “now thought too small for the Lisbon [sic? Harwich] station and will be laid aside. We are of opinion that the same being about 80 tons may be a proper boat to be employed in the [Port Mahon] Correspondence.” This would leave only one boat to be provided by Mr. Neal, and as Catalonia will shortly be evacuated and the intercourse through Spain will be open we submit whether (as the passage between Barcelona and Port Mahon is much shorter than between Marseilles and Port Mahon) it may not be more proper to appoint the boats to take that course.
(2) Said letter from Hen. Neal dated at Marseilles 16 April 1713, old style. I have enquired as to the conveniency of establishing two pacquets from this place. The port is very good for them to come in here and when the wind do not favour them they may go for Toulon, which is not above half a day's journey on horseback from this place. I have also spoke to a gentleman here that will receive the letters, only allowing him something for a servant to take care of them and to deliver them to the pacquet, and I will do the same at Port Mahon and give you an account of the postage received. I propose to supply two good vessels of 70–80 ton with nine or ten good hands, one of them to be at Marseilles or Toulon every eight days: at 600l. per an. each; the vessel and all to be at my sole cost and hasard. The people that will receive them [the letters] here are Messrs. Tobias Sollicoffre, Sons & Company at Marseilles to be forwarded to me at Port Mahon. There will be a necessity for establishing two pacquet boats, otherwise there will never be any Correspondence carried on; here will go many letters from this city for Mahon and likewise come many more from Italy which must be put up in a bag by themselves and pay postage apart. I hope in time you will find it answer the charge: we have so many trading places lies about the island and it being a free port I do not doubt but it will answer and be very good consequence to England. Here is not any novelty [news] worth your notice.
(3) A copy of a previous report dated 15 Dec. 1712 from Sir Thomas Frankland and John Evelyn, Postmasters General, touching a Correspondence proposed to be settled between Great Britain and Port Mahon by way of Toulon. By the best information we can get from experienced Commanders who have used those seas and from Mr. Neal, her Majesty's Surveyor General of the Island of Minorca, two pacquet boats will be sufficient to carry on the intercourse once every fourteen days between Port Mahon and Toulon or Marseilles. It is thought more advisable to leave the masters of the pacquet boats at discretion to make either port as the weather permits. The boats should be strong, of 80 tons, with eight men and a boy, they being constantly to pass through the Gulf of Lyons, where for the most part is bad weather and a rough sea. A more easy and quick passage might be made between Port Mahon and Barcelona “was there a regular communication between France and Catalonia, but till such an Intercourse be settled it may not be proper to propose the boats to pass that way.” The pacquets should be sent to the English Consul or some English merchant at Marseilles and an agreement should be made with the Postmaster of France for the conveyance of the bags through France according to the rates of postage payable for letters sent between London and Marseilles and an additional port [postage] should be charged as towards the cost of the boats. Passengers in the said pacquet boats should pay a freight which should be accounted for to this [London Post] Office: and a freight charge for goods should be arranged and applied similarly towards meeting the cost of the boats.
Followed by: an estimate of the charge of fitting and maintaining boats of the above type: cost of vessel, 800l.; yearly upkeep, 470l. 8s. 0d. (wages, one commander at 5l. per month, one mate at 50s., six able seamen at 24s. each, a boy at 20s.: victualling, 109l. 10s. 0d. for 365 days at 8l. per man per day: 156l. 16s. 0d. for wear and tear). Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 71–74.
May 8. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise in Scotland [for 1713 Lady day quarter]: total 1,441l. 11s. 8½d., being 1,145l. 6s. 8½d. for the Excise; 26l. 5s. 0d. for candles Duties; 270l. for hides and skins Duties. Out Letters (North Britain) II., pp. 427–8.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise, Scotland: total 438l. 2s. 4½d. Ibid., p. 429.
May 9. William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance enclosing an order in Council with papers annexed [all missing] relating to stores to be sent to Virginia. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 417.
Same to the Secretary at War enclosing (1) Mr. Howe's report relating to the Officers of eight Invalid Companies; (2) a report by Mr. Brydges concerning a claim made by Major General Pepper. [All the said enclosures are missing.] Ibid.
T. Harley to Mr. Southwell. The Marquis de Montandre and Brigadier Windsor have each a demand for the pay of their Regiments from Aug. 24 last (the time [when] their places on the Establishment here were supplied by other Regiments) to the times they came on the Establishment of Ireland; viz. 615l. 8s. 6d. and 701l. 5s. 0d. respectively. As there is no likelihood of having any money in the hands of the Paymaster General here which may be applied to this service you are to lay same before the Duke of Ormonde to know whether they may not be paid out of the revenue of Ireland “considering the case of the Regiments.” Ibid., p. 418.
May 9. Treasury reference to the Customs Cashier of the petition of Henry Norris for the release from quarantine of the ships Exchange, Prosperity, Providence, Betty, Viana, Charity. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 19.
May 11. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay James Brydges 369,471l. 11s. 0d. for defraying the charges of such part of our Forces as are or shall be under his pay for the year 1713 and the Contingent charges thereof. (Money warrant dated May 12 hereon.) (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 376. Order Book VIII, p. 293.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 400l. to James Cranefeild: without account: in satisfaction of so much by him disbursed for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 225.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for three months Dec. 21 last to March 22 last on his ordinary as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace. (Money order dated May 13 hereon.)
1,300l. to John, bishop of Bristol, for same time on his ordinary as a same. Ibid., pp. 225, 226. Order Book VIII, p. 296.
Money order for 204l. 15s. 0d. to Prince Charles of Denmark for the [Exchequer] fees, &c., on receiving 4,000l. by two warrants of April 17 last, supra, p. 185, for one year to 1712 Oct. 10 on his annuity. Order Book VIII, p. 298.
Thomas Harley to the Salt Commissioners to report on the petition of Robert Weams, a prisoner in the Fleet for a debt of 1,510l. [for salt Duties] and a fine of 100 marks for exporting unsizable fish, praying discharge by reason of his long imprisonment and having a wife and five children. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 418.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to release the French vessel and boat as follows but to prosecute the brandy.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the memorial from the Due D'Aumont concerning the seizing of a fishing boat belonging to Boulogne. We enclose an extract [missing] of a letter from John Goldham, an officer of the Customs at Seaford, concerning the seizure of said vessel with her boat and 13½ anchors of brandy. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 30.
May 12. 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. subscribed by him into South Sea Stock in the name of the public) any sum not exceeding 967l. 2s. 10½d. to Francis Lynn, Cashier to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt: as imprest and upon account to satisfy several bills of exchange drawn by Hugh Gaine, Esq., from Jamaica for the subsistence of sick seamen there. Money Book XXII, p. 226.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Christopher Rhodes for and towards the incidents of the Lotteries anno 1712. (Money order dated May 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 227. Order Book VIII, p. 294.
Same for 20l. to Charles Davis as royal bounty towards the charges of his passage to Carbonera, an island belonging to the island of Newfoundland, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated May 13 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 228. Order Book VIII, p. 294.
May 12. Money warrant for 50l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for half a year to 1713 Lady day on a pension of 100l. per an.: 10l. thereof is to be for Ann Tonks. Money Book XXII, p. 228.
Same for 400l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Ambassador Extraordinary to the most Christian King: in satisfaction of one bill (according to the Regulation) of Extraordinaries 1712 Nov. 30 to 1712–13 March 1 in the said service.
£ s. d.
Appending: (1) said bill by fees at the several offices for passing my privy seal, [and] for the warrant at the Wardrobe and other despatches before I left London 93 12 0
for travelling charges from London to Paris with my retinue 469 4 8
for transporting my goods, coaches and horses and given to the captain of the yacht 387 1 5
for postage of letters and expresses 64 18 0
for secret correspondence and Intelligence, for printed papers and Gazettes 48 16 0
for paper, paper books, pens, wax and other stationery ware 42 6 0
£1,105 18 1
(2) Secretary Dartmouth's allowance dated Whitehall April 22 last of said bill. “I allow 400l. hereof as being within the Regulation. The rest I submit to my Lord Treasurer.” (Money order dated May 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 229. Order Book VIII, p. 296.
Same for 400l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King: in satisfaction of one bill (according to the Regulation) of Extraordinaries 1712 Aug. 11 to Nov. 11 in said service.
£ s. d.
Appending: (1) said bill
for postage of letters and packets 130 0 0
for several expresses 70 0 0
for Gazettes and printed papers, wax, paper, and other stationery wares 80 0 0
given to several persons for private intelligences 120 0 0
given to the captain, officers and seamen for carrying myself and baggage as warranted by a letter from the Earl of Dartmouth 107 10 0
given amongst the King's servants who attended me when treated by the Duke of Popoli 125 0 0
given to Col. Pearson to carry the Exemplaries of the Renunciation 100 0 0
given on the road 200l., which I hope will not be thought unreasonable being 100l. less than I really gave 200 0 0
£932 10 0
(2) Secretary Dartmouth's allowance dated Whitehall 1712 Dec. 7 of said bill. “I allow the first four articles of this bill [as] being within the Regulation; and think the rest reasonable: but submit them however to my Lord High Treasurer.” (Money order dated May 20 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 229–30.Order Book VIII, p. 295.
May 12. Letter of direction for 1,600l. to William Lowndes: for secret services: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 109.
T. Harley to the Postmasters General. My Lord Treasurer approves your project of a new Treaty for settling the Correspondence between France and this Kingdom. What rates on the port of letters do you propose? Out Letters (General) XX, p. 418.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. I have sent to my Lord [Treasurer] yours of the 6th inst. about victualling Placentia, with the estimate for six months' provisions. As Lieut. Moody (who was present when the said papers were read) objects against sending some of the said species and says that if the garrison have but six months' provision sent they must starve the other six months, my Lord directs you to adjust with him what is fit to be done, he having good knowledge of the place by being formerly in those parts and is now upon his departure again to take upon him the command of [as] Lieut. Governor of Placentia. Ibid., p. 419.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners enclosing replies [missing] from the Acting Commissioners for the Land Tax in the Hundred of Kingsbridge, Co. Wilts, and in Caldicott Hundred, Co. Monmouth, to my Lord Treasurer's letter about hastening in the collections [of the said Tax]. Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the Portugal Envoy's memorial enclosed [missing] relating to the Duties on wines of that country, same having been sent to the Lord Treasurer by [Secretary] the Earl of Dartmouth. Ibid., p. 420.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Popham, Receiver General for Co. Hants of the Land Tax anno 1711, praying 68l. for his services and expenses therein, he having made early and punctual payments of his receipts. Reference Book IX, p. 120.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Sir Godfrey Webster et al., contractors for 2,000 tons of hemp for the Navy anno 1712, shewing that the ill growth of that year's hemp made them desire a longer time for delivery and they were granted to the end of July [1713] but the wind being contrary they are apprehensive that they shall not be able to deliver the last 800 ton in time and the Commissioners make difficulty of again enlarging it: therefore praying favour, they having made the said contracts at much more reasonable rates than any other would at that time, whereby the public saved a considerable sum. Ibid., p. 121.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant by T. Coke, Vice Chamberlain, to the master of the Great Wardrobe for items as follows for the Queen's Bedchamber and Drawing Room at St. James's, viz., nine pieces of tapestry hangings to be cleaned and mended; two pieces of white silk lacing for window curtains in the late Prince's apartment there; a piece of silk line and a tassel for bells in the Lord Treasurer's Office there; likewise two very large tiken umbrellas for her Majesty's closet windows at Kensington and a box and stand for her Majesty's service at Windsor; also to order Mr. Vanderbank to go to Hampton Court to fit and repair eight pieces of tapestry hangings: also to deliver to Grey Maynard, Esq. two wainscot tables for the Maids of Honour's use at Windsor: to a total estimate of 90l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 25.
May 12. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant by T. Coke, Vice Chamberlain, to the master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to John Warner [master of her Majesty's barges] of a long cushion and six smaller cushions of crimson velvet for the new 12-oar barge, with a narrow gold fringe: to an estimate of 36l. Ibid.
The like of a same by same to deliver to Henry Lowman five cushions of crimson serge for the Gallery in Kensington Chapel, two dozen of Dutch chairs for the Lady of the Bedchamber's waiting room and the rooms of the clerks of the Closets and the Gold Staff Officers. Ibid., p. 26.
Warrant by same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to stay prosecution till Nov. 1 next against William Abra[ham] Bodens, late Collector of the port of Drogheda, on his debt owing to the Queen: and to enlarge him from prison.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Bodens' petition. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 306.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on half pay in the Military List of Ireland the respective Officers and persons following of the three youngest Regiments of Foot on the Establishment of Ireland, which have been reduced and the private men whereof have been delivered over to the Commission Officers of three [other] Regiments as by the royal warrant of 1712 July 25 and as by said Lord Lieutenant's letter of Nov. 29 last, to wit “that of the Commission Officers of Col. Creighton's Regiment have been superseded by the Commission Officers of Brigadier Grant's Regiment,” those of Col. Lucas's by those of Brigadier Windsor and those of Sir John Whittewrong by those of the Marquis D'Montandre's.
Appending: schedule of said Officers, certified by Edward Southwell.
Capt. David Creighton's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: David Creighton, Colonel; William Sampson, Lieut. Col.; Patrick Fox, Major; Daniel Mansergh; Richard Rogerson; Robert Sampson; William Crofts; Docura Brooks; Benjamin Malide; James Butler; John Warburton; Jos Saunders, [of the] Grenadier [Company]. Lieutenants: Robert King, Capt. Lieut.; Simon Sandys; James Hamilton; William Sample; Abell Castlefranc; Marsh Harrison; John Cropton; Nicholas Budiani; John Butler; Morris Crosby; Lewis Mears; Richard Butler, First Lieutenant; Geo Sweetenham, Second Lieutenant.
Ensigns: Michael Sampson; Edward Skipton; William Montgomery; Richard Hetherington; John Douglas; Hector Hammon; Samuel Morris; James Turner; Henry Moore; William Caulfield; Henry Lucins Hibins.
Staff Officers: Richard Wight, Chaplain; Mathew Bowen, Adjutant; Richard Webb, Surgeon.
Col. Lucas's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Richard Lucas, Colonel; Thomas Wilson, Lieut. Col.; George Sawyer, Major; John Eyre; Peter Bettesworth; Thomas Synnot; William Hall; Banast. Maynard; George Wanderford; Richard Goodrick; Barnaby Purcell; Maurice Wynne [of the] Grenadier [Company].
Lieutenants: Brook Plucknet, Capt. Lieut.; Marcus Smith; William Coleman; John Machell; Solomon Towy; Frederick Gore; Alexander Heron; Edward Thornicraft; Hugh Halton; Lewis Dufour; John Chantrey; Robert Inns, First Lieutenant; Geo. Robinson, Second Lieutenant.
Ensigns: none.
Staff Officers Ezekiel Hamilton, Chaplain; John Spicer, Adjutant; Daniel Gates, Surgeon.
N.B.: Ensign Dowley has been lately provided for and his half pay will cease from the date of his commission.
Sir John Whitwrong's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Sir John Wittewrong, Colonel: Hugh Owen, Lieut. Col; Peter Carr, Major; David Cugley; Edward Addison; Thomas Plaistow; William Jephson; John Southby; John Wittewrong; Sir Mark Beresford; George Gregory; Francis Cope.
Lieutenants: John Griffith, Capt. Lieut.; William Gurney; Robert Parry; Andrew Kerr; Thomas Doidge; James Barry; James Wittewrongs; John Cunningham; Walter Walsh; Robert Lambert; Edmund Bartlet; Thomas Mason, First Lieutenant; Meyrick Owen, Second Lieutenant.
Ensigns Barnaby Dunston; Philip Haynes; James Prowde; Edmund Budd (dead); Thomas Crawley; Nathaniel Carr; Richard Hunter; Thomas Aston; Paul George; — Owen; Robert Sandford.
Staff Officers: — Hort, Chaplain; Walter Walsh, Adjutant; Noah Pitcher, Chirurgeon.
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 307–8.
May 13. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Spencer Compton to pay 40l. per an. to Mary Hills as royal bounty: to commence from 1712 Xmas: during pleasure. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 377.
Same to same to pay an annuity or yearly sum of 18l. to Martha Clark, widow of John Clarke deceased, Chairman to the late Prince George of Denmark: to commence from 1712 Xmas: during pleasure. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 1,500l. to Daniel Arthur without account; in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Paris May 8th inst. by Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Ambassador Extraordinary in France for our especial service. Ibid., p. 378.
May 13. Royal warrant dormant dated St. James's to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 2,341l. per an. to George, Earl of Cardigan, as from 1712 June 28 during pleasure: for his office as Master of the Buckhounds. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 382.
Royal sign manual for 455l. to William Bromley, Speaker of the House of Commons, and is for 91 days 1712 Dec. 24 to 1713 March 25 on his usual allowance of 5l. a day. (Money warrant dated May 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 377.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, for three months 1712–13 Feb. 10 to 1713 May 12 on his ordinary of 100l. a week as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King. (Money order dated May 13 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 226. Order Book VIII, p. 295.
Letter of direction for 74,057l. 10s. 1d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of moneys now remaining in the Exchequer of [loans on] the Land Tax anno 1713: and is to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 636,888l. 14s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months from 1712 Dec. 22 to 1713 June 23.
to Sir Richard Hoare, Robert Child, William Lowndes and William Clayton 30,000l. to redeem 37,500l. South Sea Stock deposited with them by warrant of January 17 last, supra, p. 83, and 523l. 18s. 0d. for six per cent interest thereon to May 2nd inst 30,523 18 0
for James Milner for bills of exchange from Lisbon for value advanced by him there: which bills fell due the 31st of January last 7,500 0 0
for ditto, being a moiety of 50,000l. for which he [Milner] gave bills January 20 last for the Garrisons of Port Mahon and Gibraltar, 25,000l. of which became due the 20th April last and will redeem 30,000l. South Sea Stock deposited in his hands 25,000 0 0
for subsistence to Officers here [in London] belonging to Regiments in Flanders from Dec. 23 last to April 23rd inst. 10,049 12 1
for Brigadier Preston on account of the subsistence of his Regiment 500 0 0
for the Duke of Argyll for his pay as Governor of the Island of Minorca from the 21 Dec. 1712 to 22 April following 484 0 0
£74,057 10 1
Disposition Book XXII, p. 107.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a navy bill for impresting to Francis Lyn the 967l. 2s. 10½d., ut supra, p. 207, assigning same out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. of South Sea Stock in the Navy Treasurer's name. Ibid., p. 108.
May 13. Same to the Navy Treasurer to assign the tallies and orders for 1,799,000l. (directed, ut supra, p. 200) to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
to Sir James Bateman, Sir Ambros Crowley, Sir Theo Janssen and Samuel Ongley, Esq., to redeem 200,000l. South Sea Stock deposited with them by warrant of Jan. 8, supra, p. 73 130,000 0 0
to Sir Richard Hoare, Robert Child, William Lowndes and William Clayton to redeem 300,000l. South Sea Stock deposited with them by warrant of Jan. 26 last, supra, p. 92 49,900 0 0
£179,900 0 0
Ibid.
Letter of direction for 12,500l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, out of moneys now remaining in the Exchequer [of loans] on the Land Tax anno 1713: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz:
£ s. d.
to the head of Victualling.
for paying off several inland bills of exchange 2,500 0 0
for Short Allowance money to the Companies of her Majesty's ships at Portsmouth, Chatham, Deptford and Woolwich which are now paying off 10,000 0 0
£12,500 0 0
Likewise 75,470l. 2s. 8d. to same “out of like loans” by weekly payments at the rate of 6,000l. per week, commencing the first of the said payments from the date hereof,” and is intended to satisfy foreign bills of exchange drawn on the Victualling Commissioners. (In the margin: 53,807l. 3s. 9d. paid.) Ibid., p. 109.
T. Harley to Mr. Brydges enclosing for his perusal the following papers [all missing]: viz. (1) the clothiers of the Forces representing their great distress for want of the arrears due to them: (2) a letter signed Bover about bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Chetwynd and Mr. Petit: (3) Capt. John Molie of the Earl of Galway's late Spanish Regiment of Foot praying his arrears of subsistence, he being more in arrear than the rest of the Officers of that Regiment: (4) Doctor Michell Keatin for his pay as Physician to the Hospital of Gibraltar. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 420.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing for their consideration a paper [missing] entitled “Proposals for securing the Customs of tobacco and other goods of foreign growth.” Ibid.
[?] Treasurer Oxford to the Duke of Ormonde. I am informed that the muster rolls of the Forces in Flanders are returned complete to April 24 last, notwithstanding the Forces were known to be defective in their numbers. Please call the Commissary or his deputies to account for their doings herein and know [find out] how this practice happens to be revived since her Majesty has signified her express orders to the contrary. Ibid., p. 421.
May 13. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Sparke for the place of waiter and searcher at Milton port loco James Talpott, dismissed. Reference Book IX, p. 120.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Navy Commissioners to prolong until August 31 next the time of importation of the hemp contracted for by Sir Thomas Webster; in consideration whereof he and his co-petitioners agree to abate 10s. per ton of the contract price as in their contract of April 1712.
Prefixing. report from said Commissioners to Treasurer Oxford on the petition of Sir Godfrey Webster, Sir Thomas Webster and Mr. Robinson, ut supra, p. 209. In April 1712 they contracted to deliver 2,000 tons of hemp from Russia for the Navy at 28l. 10s. 0d. per ton for Woolwich, 30l. 10s. 0d. a ton for Portsmouth and 31l. 10s. 0d. a ton for Plymouth. This was much lower than the other merchants who were plainly in a combination to exact much higher prices. In January last these contractors applied for further time in regard of their service in breaking the said combination. We granted them till July 31. But on Friday last Sir Thomas acquainted us that the easterly and northerly wind which we have had for a long time together had hindered them sending out their ships and they asked a month longer for delivery. “But the peace being now proclaimed and the price of hemp so fallen as that we believe it might be bought cheaper we did not think fit to consent thereto.” Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 75–6.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to direct the Receiver General and Paymaster of Revenues, Ireland, to return to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, the sum of 23,011l. 12s. 10d. sterling clear of all deductions for exchange, Hospital Poundage, Pells fees or any other: being so much paid by said Brydges out of the public moneys in England for the pay and subsistence of Regiments as follows from 1711 Dec. 22 over and above the sum of 11,998l. 18s. 6d. directed to be similarly returned by the royal warrant of Sept 9 last supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 441: viz.
£ s. d.
Regiment of Horse of Lieut. Gen. Harvey 3,467 8 6
Regiment of Dragoons of the Earl of Strafford 5,151 0 2
Regiment of Dragoons of Major Gen. Pepper 3,470 15 10
Regiment of Foot of Col. Harrison 2,138 3 6
Regiment of Foot of Brigadier Wade 2,767 0 4
Regiment of Foot of Brigadier Dormer 2,966 8 6
Regiment of Foot of Brigadier Bowls 3,050 16 0
£23,011 12 10
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 309–10.
Same to same for a great seal to accept a surrender by Thomas Proby of a lease of a piece of ground as follows (granted to him and Henry Tennison by royal warrant of 1708 May 20) and to grant the said ground to Robert Rochfort, John Stearn, Robert Griffith, Henry Ashton and Thomas Proby for ever as of the Castle of Dublin in free and common socage [for a Hospital at Dublin as follows: viz.]: the Lord Lieutenant by his letter of Dec. 8 last having forwarded the memorial from Robert Rochford, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Ireland; John Stearn, Dean of St. Patrick's; Robert Griffith, Dr. in Physic; Henry Ashton and Thomas Proby, trustees appointed by Richard Stevens, late Dr. in Physic, deceased, for erecting an Hospital for poor diseased persons: in which memorial they represent that said Stevens left his estate of 600l. per an. to his sister for life and thereafter for such Hospital and she is willing to build during her lifetime and that they have considered of a proper place for it and can find none so suitable as that piece of ground in Phoenix Park now held by said Proby: further that this is the first benefaction of this kind which has hitherto been given in Ireland and the ground is a most healthful situation and is a craggy spot of little use to the Crown. Ibid., pp. 311–12.
May 13. T. Harley to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on John Crabb's proposals enclosed [missing] relating to the Distillery of Ireland and the improvement of the revenue arising thereby. Ibid., p. 310.
May 14. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Thurston, now and late Solicitor to the Companies of Foot that are or have been at Newfoundland at any time before or since the Year 1704, to pay (out of moneys remaining in your hands to answer demands on account of the said Companies “of which we are informed there is a competent and sufficient sum that may be applied to this service”) the sum of 406l. to Capt. John Moody in full recompense and satisfaction for his losses, service and expenses as follows: the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts having reported Nov. 7 last that it was reasonable to pay said sum to Moody who in 1704 had the chief command of our Forces in Newfoundland, to wit for several disbursements, expenses and losses by him made and sustained as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for shoes, stockings and shirts by him provided at his own proper cost and delivered to the Company of Foot at Newfoundland between 22 Sept. 1704 and 1 Nov. 1705, including 33l. 5s. 6d. paid to the said Company for subsistence within the same time 136 0
for and towards the expense of his voyage to Newfoundland and New England in 1709 with particular orders and instructions from her Majesty and back again; as also in consideration of the trouble and charge he was at in making draughts and designs for the safety of the Colony and trade of Newfoundland and attending the several Officers therewith 70 0 0
for and in consideration of the losses which he sustained by being shipwrecked on board the Queen's ship Loo which was cast away in her passage from Newfoundland by passing through the Needles on the 12th Dec. 1705. 200 0 0
£406 0 0
Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 376.
May 14. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. My Lord Treasurer recommends Mr. Talbot Ivery for the first vacant collector's place under you. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 311.
May 15. Royal sign manual for any sums not exceeding in the whole 5,000l. to John Holbech as imprest and upon account to be by him applied towards payment of such wages, bills and other allowances as have been usually satisfied in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber according to Establishments or other proper warrants in that behalf. (Money warrant dated May 16 hereon.) (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 379. Order Book VIII, p. 301.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 500,000l. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and Invalids anno 1713. (Money order dated May 20 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 380. Order Book VIII, p. 294.
Letter of direction for 20,000l to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of moneys now remaining in the Exchequer of loans on the Land Tax anno 1713: and is intended to pay wages to ships ordered to be laid up: and is to be placed to the head of wages. Disposition Book XXII, p. 109.
Same for 2,400l. to Spencer Compton: out of loans to be made by William Sloper on credit of repayment out of the money arising by sale of her Majesty's tin. (William Lowndes dated same day to said Compton to pay same to said Sloper in satisfaction of several warrants signed by her Majesty on that behalf.) Ibid., p. 110.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Smith, one of the Queen's messengers, arrived at Dover from Paris. His goods were brought by the Customs officers to this [the Treasury] Office and by my Lord Treasurer's order were opened here. They contained only the letters he was charged with and two small French cheeses for the Duke of Ormonde and two small bundles of worsted with a pattern for a lady's work sent by the Duchess of Shrewsbury's woman.
Mr. Lewis has acquainted by Lord that a pacquet of letters for my Lord Dartmouth is arrived from Gibraltar in Major Columbine's trunk on board the George galley, now in the Cherry Hole. You are to send same forthwith to Lord Dartmouth. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 422.
Christopher Tilson to Mr. Brydges enclosing a letter [missing] from Sir William Syndham. You are to make memorials for money for these services, distinguishing the Regiments to which it is to be paid and how much thereof will be bounty money. Ibid.
T. Harley to Auditor Harley enclosing reports [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts (1) on the observations made by the Commissioners for Inspection as to the accounts of John Chetwynd and his answers thereto: (2) on the said Commissioners' observations on the account of William Chetwynd and his reply thereto. Please prepare states of the said several accounts with your opinion thereon. Ibid., p. 424.
May 15. Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lord has received a second memorial from Mr. Edmonds complaining that in spite of the letter of Mar. 11 last, supra, p. 150, about passing Captains' accounts, yet he has no remedy from you by the payment of his bills drawn from North America at a rate agreed by contract, although of the nine men of war for whose service the Captains took up the money covered by said bills there is only the Reserve remains in New England or any other part of the [North American] Continent. My Lord doubts not but you will forward the accounts of the Captains concerned in his bills. Ibid., pp. 424, 421.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hewit. You report on the 2nd inst. that there is no timber in Sherwood Forest proper for the repair of Southwell Collegiate Church. Please send my Lord an account what number of trees have been felled and sold in said forest in pursuance of my Lord's warrant of 1711 Oct. 16, and pay at once the net proceeds thereof into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 425.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Viscount FitzHardinge's executors for allowance of several extraordinaries in his accounts as late Treasurer of the Chamber, viz. 1,385l. 14s. 11d. for extraordinary payments between Michaelmas 1711 and Xmas 1712 exceeding the Establishment, and made on warrants from the Lord Chamberlain. Reference Book IX, p. 121.
Same to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Jane Armitage, spinster, for a fresh term in a tenement in Richmond, Co. Surrey. Ibid., p. 122.
May 15. Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lord has received a second memorial from Mr. Edmonds complaining that in spite of the letter of Mar. 11 last, supra, p. 150, about passing Captains' accounts, yet he has no remedy from you by the payment of his bills drawn from North America at a rate agreed by contract, although of the nine men of war for whose service the Captains took up the money covered by said bills there is only the Reserve remains in New England or any other part of the [North American] Continent. My Lord doubts not but you will forward the accounts of the Captains concerned in his bills. Ibid., pp. 424, 421.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hewit. You report on the 2nd inst. that there is no timber in Sherwood Forest proper for the repair of Southwell Collegiate Church. Please send my Lord an account what number of trees have been felled and sold in said forest in pursuance of my Lord's warrant of 1711 Oct. 16, and pay at once the net proceeds thereof into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 425.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Viscount FitzHardinge's executors for allowance of several extraordinaries in his accounts as late Treasurer of the Chamber, viz. 1,385l. 14s. 11d. for extraordinary payments between Michaelmas 1711 and Xmas 1712 exceeding the Establishment, and made on warrants from the Lord Chamberlain. Reference Book IX, p. 121.
Same to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Jane Armitage, spinster, for a fresh term in a tenement in Richmond, Co. Surrey. Ibid., p. 122.

Footnotes

1

Speaking only of tobacco, the phrase ‘Additional Duties’ refers to the imposition or further rates and Duties on tobacco granted to James II. by the Act 1 James II., c. 5, and continued to Wm. and Mary by several successive Acts (2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 5; 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 15; 7–8 Wm. III., c. 10): were then devoted to Deficiencies by 8–9 Wm. III., c. 20 and 1 Anne, c. 7; then continued for the public by 6 Anne, c. 27 and 7 Anne, c. 31, and made perpetual by 9 Anne, c. 15.

The Phrase ‘Further Subsidy’ refers to the grant of Tonnage and Poundage which was made by the Act 9 Wm. III., c. 23, towards the raising of a Civil List provision of 700,000l. per an. for Wm. III., and which was renewed to Queen Anne on her accession. This grant was necessitated by the fact that by the Deficiencies Act of 8– 9 Wm. III., c. 20, the Customs revenue of the Crown had been taken away by being appropriated to the liquidation of Deficiencies.

This re-grant only included the original Tonnage and Poundage Duties on tobacco, not the Additional Duties.

The phrase ‘One Third Duty’ refers to the grant made by the Act of 2–3 Anne, c. 18, of one third subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage, that is of one third of all the Duties of Tonnage and Poundage granted to Charles II. at the outset of his reign. Therefore this grant also did not include the Additional Duties.