Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Ordnance', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. CLXXXIX-CC. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86106 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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DECLARED ACCOUNTS: ORDNANCE.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2699 [E.351/2699].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1864, ROLL 124 [A.O.1/1864/124].
Charles Eversfield, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance.
30 June 1713 to 30 June 1714.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon the end of the last Accompt 154,536 12 1
and depending upon sundry persons particularly named at the foot of the said last Accompt 313,470 4 5
468,006 16 6
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 12 & 13 Anne, in further part of 300,000l. by privy seal of 6 May, 11 Anne 35,902 5
Voluntary charge: money received for stores sold, detailed with names of purchasers etc., including 440l. 3s. 3½d. for the Marlborough flyboat and stores sold at Lisbon, and on bills of exchange and for interest on tallies etc. 13,968 19
total charge and receipts £517,878 1 4
Discharge. £ s. d.
Wages of Officers and others borne on the Ordinary Establishments:
the Principal Officers:
John Hill, Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, at 800l. per an.; year to 31 March 1714 800 0 0
William Brydges, Surveyor General, at 400l. per an.; same time 400 0 0
Christopher Musgrave, Clerk of the Ordnance, ditto; same time 400 0 0
Dixie Windsor; Storekeeper of the Ordnance, ditto; same time 400 0 0
Newdigate Owseley, Clerk of the Deliveries, at 300l. per an.; quarter to 30 June 1713 75 0 0
Richard King, succeeding him; three quarters to 31 March 1714 225 0 0
Charles Eversfield, Treasurer and Paymaster to the Ordnance Office, at 500l. per an.; year to 31 March 1714 500 0 0
(total for the Principal Officers 2,800l.)
clerks daily attendant: Thomas White at 75l. per an. and others named, one at 65l., nine at 60l. (ten names, Robert Wright succeeding John Allen junior 30 June 1713), four at 50l., one at 40l. per an.; year to 31 March 1714 920 0 0
armourers and furbushers: George Wright and Henry Holden, armourers, for a year to 31 March 1714 and Jeremiah Crawford for three quarters to 31 Dec. 1713, at 26l. per an. each; Richard Woldridge, furbusher of the small arms at the Tower, at 30l. per an. and Edward and John Silvester at Portsmouth at 40l. [between them]; year to 31 March 1714 141 10 0
storekeepers: William Nicholas, Deputy Storekeeper, at 60l. per an.; Thomas Gardiner, storekeeper of the small arms at the Tower, at 80l. per an.; Capt. George Gooderick at Chatham and John Hooper at Portsmouth, at 120l. per an. each; Charles White at Tilbury Fort, at 100l. per an.; John Webb at Upnor Castle and Henry Withers at Sheerness 80l.per an. each; Edward Farmer, storekeeper of saltpetre, at 60l. per an.; Daniel Carty at Windsor, at 50l. per an.; Henry Hopke at Plymouth, James Felton at Woolwich and Ralph Jackson at Hull at 40l. per an.; each; and John Sibbett at Berwick at 30l.per an.; year to 31 March 1714 900 0 0
engineers: Col. Michael Richards, Chief Engineer, at 300l. per an.; Talbot Edwards, Second Engineer, at 250l. per an.; Col. Christian Lilly at 150l. per an. and three other Engineers at 100l. per an. each; same time 1,000 0 0
gunners: Col. James Pendlebury, Master Gunner of Great Britain, at 190l. per an.; three Mates to the Master Gunner, named, at 45l. 10s. each, all to 31 March 1714; 58 gunners for half a year to 30 Sept. 1713, 57 ditto to 31 Dec. 1713 and 60 ditto to 31 March 1714, at 18l. 5s.per an. each 1,389 11 3
bombardiers: Major Jonas Watson, Chief Bombardier, at 54l. 15s. per an. and 12 bombardiers, at 36l. 10s.per an. each 492 15 0
petardiers: George Musgrave, Chief Petardier, at 54l. 15s. 10s. per an. and 4 petardiers, at 36l. 10s. each; year to 31 March 1714 200 15 0
fireworkers: Col. Henry Hopke, Comptroller of the Fireworkers, at 200l.per an.; Col. Albert Borgard, Chief Firemaster, at 150l. per an.; John Baxter, mate to the Firemaster, at 80l. per an.; and four fireworkers at 40l. per an. each; same time 590 0 0
waggon master: Capt. Charles Ball, at 100l. per an.; same time 100 0 0
proof masters: John Blake, at 20l.per an. to 31 March 1714; John Allen junior, ditto, to 30 Sept. 1713 and David Mercator succeeding him to 31 March 1714 40 0 0
William Wright, Clerk of the Check upon the Labourers; year to 31 March 1714 60 0 0
Isaac Bennett, Purveyor, for taking up hoys and vessels; same time 40 0 0
Edward Farmer, messenger to the Ordnance Office; same time 60 0 0
Thomas Howard, Yeoman of the Tents and Toils; same time 20 0 0
60 labourers at 26l. per an. each; same time 1,560 0 0
10,314 11 3
wages of several additional engineers, gentlemen of the Ordnance, bombardiers and gunners on the Establishment of 14 Feb. 1698–9; six engineers at 100l. per an. each; four sub-engineers at 50l. per an. each; six gentlemen of the Ordnance at 40l. per an. each, twelve bombardiers at 36s. 10s. per an. each; and 57 gunners at 18l. 5s. per an. each; three quarters to 31 January 1713–14; and another gunner for a quarter to 31 Dec. 1713 1,893 5 0
allowances to Officers of the Artillery Train by a like Establishment of 14 Feb. 1698–9:
Capt. Edmund Williamson, Captain of the Ordnance, at 60l. per an. for three quarters to 31 Jan. 1713–14 45 0 0
Ralph Wood and George Brittenstein, two First Lieutenants, at 50l. per an. each; same time 75 0 0
George Spencer and Roger Colbourne, two Second Lieutenants, at 40l. per an. each; same time 60 0 0
Thomas Newton, Zachariah Smith, Thomas Heydon and James Finney, fireworkers, at 40l. per an. each; same time 120 0 0
300 0 0
wages of sundry Officers and others borne on the Establishment of the Field Train in North Britain of 16 Dec. 1708:
Capt. John Sleezer, Commandant of the Company of Gunners at Eden burgh; year to 31 March 1714 146 0 0
Capt. Theodore Drury, Chief Engineer; same time 127 15 0
David Livingston, Lieutenant of the Company of Gunners; same time 91 5 0
Alexander Campbell, Commissary of the Field Train; same time 91 5 0
William Idell, Corporal of the Gunners; same time 22 16 3
ten gunners at 18l. 5s. per an. each; same time 182 10 0
six practitioner gunners at 9l. 2s. 6d. each (less an abatement of 4l. 11s. 3d. for one gunner not in service June and September quarters 1713) 219 0 0
six bombardiers at 36l. 10s. per an. each; same time 50 3 9
one petardier, ditto; same time 36 10 0
two miners at 27l. 7s. 6d. per an. each; same time 54 15 0
James Campbell, Storekeeper at Edenburgh Castle, at 111l. 5s. per an.; same time 111 5 0
James Robbo, Deputy Storekeeper there, at 30l. per an., and James Gibson, Gunsmith there, at 40l.per an.; both same time 70 0 0
Robert Forrest, Storekeeper at Sterling Castle, at 54l. 15s. per an. and John Donn, Deputy Storekeeper there, at 27l. 7s. 6d. and Donkin Kerr, Gunsmith, at 40l.per an.; all same time 122 2 6
Alexander Meur, Storekeeper at Fort St. William (sic), at 73l. per an., James Brown, smith, at 36l. 10s. per an. and Walter Galloway, wheelwright, at 36l. 10s. per an.; all same time 146 0 0
1,471 7 6
total on the Ordinary Establishment of 25 July, 1683, continued 30 June 1702, and on two Additional Establishments of 14 Feb. 1698–9, continued 30 June 1702, and on that of the Field Train in North Britain 16 Dec. 1708, 13,979l. 3s. 9d.
emptions and provisions: Richard Jones for iron ordnance; Henry Alured for brass and iron shot; Philippa Walton and others, named, for corn powder made from the Queen's saltpetre; John Withers for match; William Ogbourne and others, named, for new ship carriages etc.; Thomas and John Bateman for repairing deer waggons, carts and tumbrils; Thomas Bass and others, named, for iron work for carriages; Edward and John Head, Josias Clarke, Jacob Pickering, Benjamin Dunning and Jonathan Mathews, coopers, for powder barrels and hoops etc.; James Milner and others, named, for cane chairs and for beds etc.; Benjamin Tooke and John Barber for stationery; Robert Munden and others, named, for cordage; John Cripps and others, named, for painter's work; Benjamin Tooke and Company and others, named, for oil, hides etc.; William Meades for material bought and sent to Jersey; Griffith Malbon for gunsmith's tools; Thomas Smirthwait for Union flags; Simon Potton for sheepskins; John Baxter for Coehorn shells; Elizabeth Hart for drums; Thomas Smirthwait for pitch and tar; James Brotherstons for collar-maker's wares; Mary Webb for baskets etc.; John Dodson, tinman, for lanthorns; John Buden, shipwright, for repairs to the Marlborough hoy; John Rowley, brazier, for scales and weights etc.; Robert Churchill for mason's tools; William Pate, Abel Slaney and Thomas Allyne for blue cloth and blue bayes [baize] for the watermen of the Office barge; sundry gunmakers for ‘musquets’, barrels and locks 20,513 6
cleaning and repairing of arms 834 18
work and materials expended about the fireworks at Whitehall anno 1713 1,447 3
repairs done at several castles and forts, detailed with names of tradesmen: £ s. d.
the Tower of London 1,806 2 10¼
Berwick 306 3
Chatham 117 9
Dover, Walmer and Sandown Castles 594 18
Elizabeth Castle in Jersey 25 10 10
Hull 104 0
Hurst Castle 259 2
Pendennis Castle 48 7 6
Portsmouth 5,832 3
Plymouth 53 17 8
Tilbury Fort, Howness and Gillingham 268 13
Woolwich 628 11 11
Garrisons in North Britain; Edenborough, Sterling, Dumbarton and Blackness Castles 60 0 0
Garrisons in the Leeward Islands; to Dame Anne Stapleton, widow of Sir William Stapleton, Governor, for money disbursed towards erecting forts and for building a fort at Cleverly Point in the Island of St. Christopher's 1,250 0 0
11,355 1
disbursements of several natures, detailed, including payments to labourers, Office incidents, repairs etc., refining packets of saltpetre to settle the refraction with the East India Company, recovering ordnance from the Greyhound lost near Tinmouth, payments for taking a remain of stores etc. 35,950 14
payment for interest of money borrowed from the Bank of England 365 15 0
money paid for the service of the Trains of Artillery, detailed:
Col. John Jeffreys, Paymaster, for the Train of Artillery in Spain; 15 July 1706 to 17 June 1711 49,985 17
William Lewis, ditto; 18 June 1711 to 17 Oct. 1713 21,081 5
Thomas Clark, Storekeeper at Gibraltar; 15 Jan. 1704–5 to 30 Jan. 1710–11 11,331 14
several officers of the Trains in Flanders and Spain to make up their allowance of half pay; no names 782 10 11¼
Thomas Alleyne, for clothing for the Trains of Artillery at Gibraltar and Port Mahon 565 3
Jacob Hiskia Machado, Joseph de Veiga and Jacob de Machado, for furnishing bread in the Netherlands, 1705 and 1706 455 4 4
Charles Cæsar, for victualling the Train on the Cornwall from Port Mahon to Great Britain 257 14 6
William Pate and Abel Slaney, for surtout coats etc 205 2 0
Col. Albert Borgard, Commander of the Train in Portugal, for his pay 30 Oct. 1703 to 22 Dec. 1704 105 0 0
John Smith, shoemaker, for shoes at Gibraltar and Port Mahon (384 pairs) 49 14 0
Nicholas Steinstein, firemaster, for preparing fireworks in 1685 32 10 0
Capt. Justinian Shelbourne, waggon master, for his pay due in 1688 25 0 0
Capt. James English, engineer, for money due in 1685 5 0 0
Capt. Richard Senhouse, for pay due in 1685 5 0 0
84,886 16 1
land and water carriage of stores 5,588 11
salaries and allowances by debenture:
William Bridges, Surveyor General; year to 31 March 1714 300 0 0
Christopher Musgrave, Clerk of the Ordnance 200 0 0
seven clerks for additional allowance 280 0 0
Col. Wolfgang William Romer, for his allowance; 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 15 March 1712–13 74 0 0
John Romer, assistant to his father [as above] in carrying on the fortifications at Portsmouth; 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 31 July 1713 84 16 0
Richard King and John Armstrong, engineers; year to 31 March 1714 200 0 0
John Redknap, Engineer at New York, for his allowance; 10 Jan. 1711–12 to 9 March 1713–14 408 10 0
Noel Merchant, practitioner engineer; quarter to 31 Dec. 1713 25 0 0
John Germain, assisting as a clerk at the fortification of Blockhouse Point; 1 Jan. 1712–13 to 13 May 1713 33 5 0
George Musgrave, clerk to the Surveyor General; year to 31 March 1714 120 0 0
Peter Coward, clerk to the Storekeeper at Portsmouth; same time 40 0 0
John Flamstead, Astronomical Observator; same time 100 0 0
William Meades, for measuring the work at the fortifications etc.; same time 60 0 0
Robert Whitehead for his allowance as a draughtsman; 1 May 1713 to 30 March 1714 at 100l. per an. 91 13 4
Nicholas Whitaker, for his allowance as firemaster to the fireships; year to 31 March 1714 60 0 0
Hugh Downman and John Hammond, labourers at Sheerness at 26l. per an. each; same time 52 0 0
David Mercator, for gunning the Navy and keeping an accompt thereof; same time 20 0 0
John Gardner, Surgeon to the Ordnance Office, for his allowance; same time 26 0 0
John Bayley, for his allowance for repairing the wharfing at Sheerness; same time 40 0 0
Peter Coward, barrack-keeper at Portsmouth, at 60l. per an. and Francis Mackfield, ditto at the Tower at 40l.per an.; same time 100 0 0
John Walford, for attending the water engine in the Tower etc.; same time 56 0 0
Francis Hemmings, for cleaning the graft round the fortifications at Portsmouth; same time 30 0 0
George Ayres, master of the Marlborough hoy; same time 90 0 0
Anthony Smith, master of the Unity hoy; same time 90 0 0
John Salaway, Executor of John Hamilton, mariner, for his allowance while on the Marlborough fly-boat 1 Jan. 1709– 10 to 3 Oct. 1710 9 14 8
Edward Silvester, James Daniel and Thomas Hanks, Gentlemen of the Ordnance; year to 31 March 1714 120 0 0
Thomas Taylor, master of the office barge, for resign and tallow; same time 8 0 0
James Glover, master gunner of Margate, for his allowance; half year to 30 Sept. 1713 10 0 0
Richard Thompson, master of a hoy, three quarters to 30 Sept. 1713, and for work at Plymouth in carrying guns 29 14 0
Abraham Rogers, for oil and cotton and for lighting lamps in the Tower 29 Sept. 1713 to 25 March 1714 32 0 0
William Lamb and John Bayley, labourers; quarter to 31 March 1713 13 0 0
Francis Mackfield, for repairing beds etc. in the Tower; three quarters to 31 March 1714 9 0 0
Joseph Windmill, for repairing etc. the clocks at the Ordnance Office; year to 31 March 1714 2 10 0
Mathew Bagley for repairing etc. the water-engines at the Tower; year to Xmas 1713 5 0 0
payments to extraordinary clerks, detailed 667 17
payments to storekeepers at Greenwich, Guernsey, Portsmouth, Chester, Pendennis, Jersey, Woolwich laboratory, Plymouth, Landguard Fort, Carlisle, Woolwich, Tinmouth, St. James's Park, Kingston upon Hull, Berwick, Kinsale, detailed with names 635 0 0
payments to Overseers of the Works, detailed with names, at Hull, Portsmouth, Tilbury etc. 526 12 6
payments to furbushers of small arms, detailed with names, at Upnor Castle, the Tower, Windsor, Chester and Hull, and to the furbusher of swords and bayonets and to furbushers at Berwick and Plymouth 324 0 0
James Faucett, master gunner at Barbadoes, for himself and the gunners there, 1 April 1712 to 30 June 1713 785 8 0
5,759 1
travelling charges 2,086 8 9
rents, detailed, with names of occupiers 1,072 10 0
gratuities and rewards, detailed, including 310l. to Edward Harley for the Auditor's fee 1,006 11 8
total for emptions and provisions, repairs, carriage, salaries, travelling charges, rent, rewards and other disbursements 170,866l. 19s. 6¾d.
total payments and allowances £184,846 3
and so remains 333,031 18
whereof depending on sundry persons, named at length, for money imprested to them, 26 March 1673 to 30 June 1714:
by Sir George Wharton, late Treasurer and Paymaster:
26 March 1673 to 30 June 1673 1,851 0 0
30 June 1673 to 30 June 1674 2,013 0 0
30 June 1674 to 30 June 1675 320 0 0
30 June 1675 to 30 June 1676 80 0 0
30 June 1676 to 30 June 1677 170 0 0
30 June 1677 to 30 June 1678, including 3,000l. for powder and 3,000l. for works at Gosport and Portsmouth 6,215 0 0
30 June 1678 to 30 June 1679 915 0 0
30 June 1679 to 30 June 1680 including 3,400l. for Portsmouth 3,798 8 2
30 June 1680 to 30 June 1681 1,516 2 4
by Charles Bertie, late Treasurer and Paymaster:
30 June 1681 to 30 June 1682 135 0 0
30 June 1682 to 30 June 1683 85 0 0
30 June 1683 to 30 June 1684 516 13 4
30 June 1684 to 30 June 1685 1,488 0 0
30 June 1685 to 30 June 1686 303 0 0
30 June 1686 to 30 June 1687 1,036 5 11
30 June 1687 to 30 June 1688 570 6 8
30 June 1688 to 30 June 1689 1,381 14 2
30 June 1689 to 30 June 1690, including 6,620l. 12s. for the [Artillery] train 7,526 7 8
30 June 1690 to 30 June 1691, including 3,000l. for the Chilworth powder works 4,455 17
30 June 1691 to 30 June 1692 1,170 5 0
30 June 1692 to 30 June 1693 531 16 8
30 June 1693 to 30 June 1694 617 1 4
30 June 1694 to 30 June 1695 707 19 3
30 June 1695 to 30 June 1696, including 1,593l. 15s. 0d. for gunpowder 1,679 14 5
30 June 1696 to 30 June 1697 1,834 0 8
30 June 1697 to 30 June 1698 203 5 1
30 June 1698 to 30 June 1699 2,501 6
30 June 1699 to 30 June 1700 2,272 16 2
30 June 1700 to 30 June 1701 93 16 10
30 June 1701 to 30 June 1702 1,431 14 9
30 June 1702 to 30 June 1703 1,388 2 0
Edward Hubbald, clerk to Charles Bertie, for two Bills of Imprests 360 0 0
30 June 1703 to 30 June 1704 789 11
30 June 1704 to 30 June 1705 1,116 7
by the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer:
30 June 1705 to 30 June 1706, including 8,095l. 4s. 9½d. for arms bought in Holland and 4,107l. for the [Artillery] Train in Catalonia 15,762 11
30 June 1706 to 30 June 1707 6,607 3
30 June 1707 to 30 June 1708 4,599 13
30 June 1708 to 30 June 1709 8,200 16 11½
30 June 1709 to 30 June 1710 6,370 3
30 June 1710 to 30 June 1711 27,489 5
30 June 1711 to 30 June 1712 71,473 4
[by this Accomptant]:
30 June 1712 to 30 June 1713 20,495 0
30 June 1713 to 30 June 1714 25,332 10
£237,405 2 11½
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 95,626 15
Declared 8 March 1717.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: ORDNANCE.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2700 [E.351/2700].
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1864, ROLL 125 [A.O.1/1864/125].
The final account of Charles Eversfield, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
30 June 1714 to 2 December 1714.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon the end of the last Accompt 95,626 15
and depending upon sundry persons particularly named at the foot of the said last Accompt 237,405 2 11½
333,031 18
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term, 13 Anne & 1 Geo. I, in further part of 30,000l. for land and sea service by privy seal of 6 May, 11 Anne 10,000 0 0
the same term in part of 116,271l. 11s. 0½d. by privy seal of 10 Aug. 1 Geo. I 30,000 0 0
40,000 0 0
Voluntary charge: money received from the Bank of England, being so much borrowed of them on deposit of 29,062 tallies as a security 25,000 0 0
ditto from Robert Welsh, storekeeper at Carlisle, being so much deducted from his bills for cleaning of arms there, a service for which he is paid an allowance of 10l. per an. 50 0 6
ditto from Col. Tichborne for timber sold by him in North Britain 1 0 0
25,051 0 6
total charge and receipts £398,082 18
Discharge.
Wages of Officers and others borne on the Ordinary Establishment:
the Principal Officers:
John Hill, Lieut. General of the Ordnance, at 800l.per an., half year to 31 Sept. 1714, 400l.; William Bridges, Surveyor General, at 400l. per an.; same time, 200l.; Christopher Musgrave, Clerk of the Ordnance, ditto, same time, 200l.; Dixie Windsor, Storekeeper of the Ordnance, ditto, same time, 200l.; Richard King, Clerk of the Deliveries, at 300l. per an., same time, 150l.; Charles Eversfield, this Accomptant, at 500l. per an., same time, 250l. 1,400 0 0
clerks daily attendant, named; as in previous accompt; same time 460 0 0
storekeepers, armourers and furbishers; William Nicholas, Keeper of the Armoury; George Wright, Henry Holden and Abraham Thwaites, armourers; Thomas Gardiner, Keeper of Small Arms in the Tower; Capt. George Goodrick, Storekeeper at Chatham; John Harper, ditto at Portsmouth; John Webb, ditto at Upnor Castle; Charles White, ditto
at Tilbury Fort; James Felton, ditto at Woolwich; Edward Farmer, storekeeper of saltpetre; Henry Withers, storekeeper at Sheerness; Daniel Carty, ditto at Windsor; John Hooper, ditto at Portsmouth; Richard Wooldridge, furbisher of small arms at the Tower; Edward Silvester and John Silvester, furbishers at Portsmouth; Maj. Henry Hooke, storekeeper at Plymouth; John Sibbit, ditto at Berwick; Ralph Jackson, ditto at Hull; same time
524 0 0
engineers: Col. Michael Richards, Chief Engineer; Talbot Edwards, Second Engineer; Col. Christian Lilly, Third Engineer; Peter Carle and James Moore, Gentlemen Engineers to travel into foreign parts to perfect themselves in the art of fortification and mathematics at 100l. per an. each; Thomas Philips, Engineer; same time 500 0 0
gunners: Col. James Pendlebury, Master Gunner of Great Britain; three mates to the Master Gunner, named, and 60 gunners; same time 710 15 0
bombardiers: Maj. Jonas Watson, Chief Bombardier, and twelve bombardiers (abating for one absent for one quarter) 237 5 0
petardiers: George Musgrave, Petardier, and four others; same time 100 7 6
fireworkers: Col. Henry Hopkey, Comptroller General of the Fireworkers; Col. Albert Borguard, Chief Firemaster; John Baxter, mate to the Chief Firemaster; and four fireworkers; same time 295 0 0
waggon-master: Capt. Charles Ball; same time 50 0 0
proof masters: John Blake and David Mercator; same time 20 0 0
clerk of the Check: William Wright; same time 30 0 0
purveyor: Isaac Bennet; same time 20 0 0
yeoman of the Tents and Toils: Charles Howard; same time 10 0 0
messenger: Edward Farmer; same time 30 0 0
60 labourers; same time (less one absent for quarter to 30 June 1714) 773 10 0
(total on the Ordinary Establishment 5,160l. 17s. 6d.)
wages of several additional engineers etc.: six engineers, four sub-engineers, six gentlemen of the Ordnance, twelve bombardiers, sixty gunners, less one absent the whole time; half year to 31 July 1714 1,277 7 6
allowances to Officers of the Artillery train: Capt. Edmund Williamson; Ralph Wood and George Brittenstein, First Lieutenants; George Spencer and Roger Colborne, Second Lieutenants; Thomas Newton, Zachariah Smith, Thomas Heyden and James Finney, fireworkers; half year to 31 July 1714 200 0 0
wages of the Field Train in North Britain: Capt. John Sleezer, Commander at Edingburgh, half year to 31 Sept. 1714; Capt. Theodore Drury, Chief Engineer, same time; David Livingstone, Lieutenant, quarter to 30 June 1714 only; Alexander Campbell, Commissary of the Field Train, half year to 31 Sept. 1714; William Idell, Corporal of the Gunners, same time; ten gunners and six practitioner gunners, same time; six bornbardiers and one petardier, same time; two miners, same time; James Campbell, Storekeeper at Edinburgh Castle and James Robe, Deputy Storekeeper, same time; Robert Forrest, Storekeeper at Sterling Castle, John Donn, Deputy Storekeeper there and Donkin Kerr, gunsmith, same time; Alexander Meur, Storekeeper at Fort William, James Brown, smith, and Walter Galloway, wheelwright, same time 715 3
(total on the Additional Establishment etc. 2,192l. 10s. 7½d.)
emptions and provisions: corn powder, powder barrels, ship carriages etc., iron work, musquett barrels, Union flags of Beauport with halyards and Jack flags, rope, lanthorns, gold lace and gold buttons for the Artillery Train at Gibraltar and Port Mahon, bedsticks etc., harness, laced hats for Gibraltar, Port Mahon and Dunkirk, worsted and yarn stockings, tallow etc., spirits of wine etc., birch brooms etc., fir baulks etc., saltpetre refined, painting work, packing, repairs to Office boat; names of suppliers or tradesmen given 4,155 19
owners of vessels and others for land and sea carriage 1,841 4
repairs done at several castles and forts, detailed with names of tradesmen etc.: the Tower of London 1,160l. 8s. 7¾d.; Woolwich 43l. 4s. 7d.; Sheerness 1,406l. 13s. 7½d.; Portsmouth 2,355l. 10s. 1d.; Plymouth 306l. 0s. 10d.; Hull 292l. 0s. 9d.; Berwick 65l. 8s. 4d.; Hurst Castle 3l. 3s. 0½d.; North Britain 60l.; and to Gostwick Cox for plumber's work at the grand storehouse in Goodman's Fields 5,704 9
travelling charges 152 2 6
disbursements of several natures detailed, including saving of stores from the Endeavour hoy, stranded at Bracklesham and 155l. to Thomas Foley for the Auditor's fee; also 3,472l. 3s. 4½d. to this Accomptant for disbursements and incidents 5,773 7 11¼
pensions and rewards, detailed 107 10 0
salaries and allowances by debentures, detailed at length 3,236 18
half pay to reduced Officers of the late Artillery Train 1,019 2 1
rents etc., detailed 512 0 0
(total for emptions and provisions, repairing of castles, salaries, rents, rewards, travelling charges and other disbursements 22,502l. 14s. 2¾d.)
allowance for tallies deposited as security for 25,000l. borrowed from the Bank of England 16,100 0 0
more transferred to the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, the succeeding Treasurer in tallies; by privy seal of 20 Dec. 1715 12,962 0 0
South Sea Stock transferred to the said Harry Mordaunt; by privy seal of 20 Dec. 1714 21,327 15 10
South Sea Stock transferred to Sir James Bateman; by privy seal of 8 Sept. 1714 68,335 9 0
(total transferred, deposited and assigned 118,725l. 4s. 10d.)
money paid into the Exchequer by John Middleton, his security 5,800 0 0
ordinary allowances; Exchequer fee 1 13 4
total payments and allowances £154,383 0
and so remains 243,699 18 0
whereof depending on sundry persons, named at length, for money imprested to them 26 March 1673 to 2 Dec. 1714:
by Sir George Wharton, late Treasurer and Paymaster:
26 March 1673 to 30 June 1673 1,851 0 0
30 June 1673 to 30 June 1674 2,013 0 0
30 June 1674 to 30 June 1675 320 0 0
30 June 1675 to 30 June 1676 80 0 0
30 June 1676 to 30 June 1677 170 0 0
30 June 1677 to 30 June 1678 (see previous Accompt) 6,215 0 0
30 June 1678 to 30 June 1679 915 0 0
30 June 1679 to 30 June 1680 (see previous Accompt) 3,798 8 2
30 June 1680 to 30 June 1681 1,516 2 4
by Charles Bertie, late Treasurer and Paymaster:
30 June 1681 to 30 June 1682 135 0 0
30 June 1682 to 30 June 1683 85 0 0
30 June 1683 to 30 June 1684 516 13 4
30 June 1684 to 30 June 1685 1,488 0 0
30 June 1685 to 30 June 1686 303 0 0
30 June 1686 to 30 June 1687 1,036 5 11
30 June 1687 to 30 June 1688 570 6 8
30 June 1688 to 30 June 1689 1,381 14 2
30 June 1689 to 30 June 1690 (see preceding Accompt) 7,526 7 8
30 June 1690 to 30 June 1691 (see preceding Accompt) 4,455 17
30 June 1691 to 30 June 1692 1,170 5 0
30 June 1692 to 30 June 1693 531 16 8
30 June 1693 to 30 June 1694 617 1 4
30 June 1694 to 30 June 1695 707 19 3
30 June 1695 to 30 June 1696 (see preceding Accompt) 1,679 14 5
30 June 1696 to 30 June 1697 1,834 0 8
30 June 1697 to 30 June 1698 203 5 1
30 June 1698 to 30 June 1699 2,501 6
30 June 1699 to 30 June 1700 2,272 16 2
30 June 1700 to 30 June 1701 93 16 10
30 June 1701 to 30 June 1702 1,431 14 9
30 June 1702 to 30 June 1703 1,388 2 0
Edward Hubbald, clerk to Charles Bertie for two imprests 360 0 0
30 June 1703 to 30 June 1704 789 11
30 June 1704 to 30 June 1705 1,116 7
by the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer:
30 June 1705 to 30 June 1706 (see preceding Accompt) 15,762 11
30 June 1706 to 30 June 1707 6,607 3
30 June 1707 to 30 June 1708 4,599 13
30 June 1708 to 30 June 1709 8,200 16 11½
30 June 1709 to 30 June 1710 6,370 3
30 June 1710 to 30 June 1711 27,475 9
30 June 1711 to 30 June 1712 71,473 4
[by this Accomptant]:
30 June 1712 to 30 June 1713 20,495 0
30 June 1713 to 30 June 1714 21,662 18 10
30 June 1714 to 1 Dec. 1714 9,338 18 10¼
£243,060 13 10¼
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 639 4
To discharge which balance the said Accomptant paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer 639l. 4s. 2d. as appears by Tally levied 9 July 4 Geo. I.
Declared 14 March 1717–18.
Editor's Note. The previous year's Account having been calendared in unusual detail, it has not been thought necessary to give all the same particulars here