Warrant Books
January 1714, 1-10

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'Warrant Books: January 1714, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 72-85. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86136 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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January 1714, 1-10

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
1713–14.
Jan. 1.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the use and service of the Works. (Money warrant dated Jan. 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Jan. 6.) (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 480. Money Book XXII, p. 422. Order Book VIII, p. 381.
Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for 1713 Xmas quarter for three clerks for digesting the Records in Caesar's Chapel in the Tower.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk for digesting the said Records. Money Book XXII, p. 416.
Same for 20l. 7s. 2¼d. to Samuel Smith for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff for Co. Essex for the year ended 1711 Sept. 29, the same arising by payments to William Blomfeild, Josua Hepworth and others for apprehending Christopher Noakes and Jo[h]n Allen for robberies on the highway.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neal, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said surplusage. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 10 hereon.) Ibid., p. 420. Order Book VIII, p. 385. Disposition Book XXII, p. 210.
William Lowndes to Lord Delawar [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay 50l. to Christopher Hill, gent., Master of her Majesty's Barges, for half a year to Xmas 1713 on his salary. Disposition Book XXII, p. 196.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order in Council of Dec. 20 to discharge from quarantine the ship Jonathan from Hamburg with bale goods and pipe staves; on the petition of Edward Feedham.
The like dated Jan. 2 (on an order in Council of Dec. 20 last) for the ships Martha, Mary and Loyal Merchant, from Gottenburg with foreign plank for her Majesty's Yards; on the petition of Sir William Phippard.
The like dated Jan. 13 (on an order in Council of Jan. 10) for the ships Elizabeth, John Curling master; John and Thomas, John Somerset master; Little John, Tho. Bounker master: all with iron, deals, tar, pitch, hartshorn and mumm from Stockholm, Nykoping and Bremen: on the petition of Henry Norris.
The ships Unity, John Evers master; William and Anne, Them. Roberts master; Thomas and Bartholomew, Richard Harnet master; Wheat Sheaf, Baym Samson master; Margret, Corn[elius] Lauderfield master: the last four with iron, deals, masts, pipe staves and blacking from Gothenburg and Hamburg: all five on the petition of Henry Lyell.
The Expedition, Dav[id] Preshow master, with flax from Petersburg; on the petition of Henry Norris.
The like dated Jan. 20 (on an order in Council dated Jan. 17) for the ship Mathew, Jos. Marshall master, from Bremen; on the petition of John Travers. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 75.
Jan. 2. Money order for 1,010l. to the executors of John, late Duke of Newcastle, for 202 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 July 15 (the day of his death) on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet as Keeper of the Privy Seal: to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Order Book VIII, p. 375.
Same for 25l. to John Tarver for 1713 Xmas quarter as Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, Scotland. Ibid., p. 376.
Same for 250l. to John Scrope, Esq., for same quarter as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. Ibid., p. 378.
Same for 25l. to John Tyas for same quarter as Clerk of the Pipe, Scotland. Ibid., p. 383.
William Lowndes to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor, to pay the 1,642l. 10s. 1d. directed to you on Dec. 29 last [out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears] towards clearing the salaries, wages and fees of the officers of the said Works to 1713 June 30 as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
Sir Christopher Wren, Comptroller 100 8 0
John Ball, Surveyor 100 8 0
William Roberts, Paymaster 100 8 0
ditto for fees ordinary 225 17 7
John Churchill, Master Carpenter 25 2 0
James Brown, Clerk of the Works 506 9 2
William Dickinson, Clerk to the Office 50 4 0
James Harcourt, ditto 50 4 0
Theodore Randue, doorkeeper 33 9 4
Grimlin Gibbons, carver 450 0 0
£1,642 10 1
Civil List Arrears T 56/24, p. 117.
Letter of direction for 30l. to Timothy Pool, Minister at Hampton Court, for 1½ years due at 1713 June 24: out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 120.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Hides to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of the produce to Sept. 29 last of the Duties [soap, paper, linens, silks] under their care appropriated for payment of the Class orders [the orders on the three Lottery Courses] of the year 1711 [as by 10 Anne, c. 18]. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners, Stamps Commissioners and Hackney Coaches Commissioners.) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 104.
Jan. 2. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a proposal [missing] made by Aaron Lambe for paying off her Majesty's ships in harbour. You are to hear said Lamb and report to my Lord Treasurer thereon. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to the Cashiers of the Bank to pay into the Exchequer the money remaining in your hands of the “Contributions for Class orders and Lottery Tickets” whereof you were appointed Receivers. Ibid.
Jan. 4. Money order for 1,700l. to Benjamin Bennet, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands: and is for five years to 1713 Midsummer on his allowances of 340l. per an. viz. 240l. per an. as Lieut. Governor and 100l. per an. in lieu of presents from the Assemblies of the said Islands. Order Book VIII, p. 368.
Same for 32l. 5s. 0d. to Joshua Williams, clerk to Sir Robert Raymond, Solicitor General; for his service and attendance on the Commissioners for Trade for three years from 1710 May 13 to 1713 May 13, on the usual fee or allowance of 10 guineas per an. To be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 369.
Same for 32l. 5s. 0d. to Capell Billingsley, clerk to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for three years 1710 Oct. 20 to 1713 Oct. 20 on the like allowance: to be paid ut supra.Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Sir David Nairne for one quarter 1712–13 Feb. 1 to 1713 May 1 on his allowance as Secretary to the Order of the Thistle: to be paid ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 289l. 15s. 10d. to the officers of Hampton Court for 3¼ years to 1713 June 24 on their fees or allowances: ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 548–9. (fn. 1) Ibid., p. 370.
Same for 187l. 10s. 0d. to Simon Harcourt, Esq., Clerk of the Crown in the Court of Queen's Bench: for 3¾ years to 1713 June 24 on his allowance of 50l. per an. for extraordinary pains in managing criminal prosecutions in the said Office: to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 372.
Jan. 4. Same for 210l. to Thomas, Visct. Weymouth, Constable of Dean Forest, for one year to 1713 June 24 on the 100l. per an. to the Conservator or Supervisor of said forest and the 110l. per an. to the six keepers thereof: to be paid ut supra. Ibid., p. 373.
Same for 525l. 19s. 10d. to William, Earl of Dartmouth, for so much expended by him for her Majesty's secret service when he was Secretary of State. Hereof 82l. 3s. 10d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 385.
Jan. 5. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Treasurer Oxford to pay 322l. to Sir Clement Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, 300l. thereof as a present from the Queen to Baron Forstner [Wolfgang Jakob, freiherr von Forstner], Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Lorraine, and the remaining 22l. for [Exchequer and other] fees on the issue hereof. (Money warrant dated Jan. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 481. Order Book VIII, p. 383.
Same to same to pay 1,032l. 2s. 6d. to Daniel Arthur, 1,000l. thereof to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by Matthew Prior from Paris Dec. 14 last, new style, for money by him expended there for her Majesty's especial service and payable to Sir Richard Cantillon or order and the remaining 32l. 2s. 6d. for [Exchequer and other] fees on the issue thereof. (Money warrant dated Jan. 12 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 485.
Money warrant for 364l. to George St. John for 182 days 1713 May 16 to Nov. 14 on his ordinary of 2l. a day as Secretary in the negociations of a General Peace at Utrecht. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 417. Order Book VIII, p. 372.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Borret to pay 10l. to the widow of Daniel Rosingrave and 15l. to Walter Bunbury as in full of the allowance reasonable to be made to the said Rosingrave for his service at any time up to his decease as being a witness for her Majesty against Thomas Kirby and others for the insurrection in Antigua and murther of Col. Park; the said Bunbury's part thereof being to satisfy the like sum meant to be paid [? by] him thereout by [? to] Gilbert Piper, Esq., to whom the said Rosingrave was indebted for the whole charge of his, Rosingrave's, subsistence from the time of his arrival here till the time of his death: and further [Borrett is hereby] to pay 10s. a week each for subsistence to George French and Richard Oglethorp, who are at present detained here as witnesses for her Majesty upon the same account, to wit until the last day of Easter term next, when the matter on which they are detained may come to be determined. Money Book XXII, pp. 418–19.
Letter of direction for 170l. to Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, upon account for the service of the Mint. Disposition Book XXII, p. 195.
Same for 3,800l. to Lady Masham, Keeper of the Privy Purse, by 950l. a week from Thursday next the 7th inst.: “which payments are to be made over and above the present weekly sum of 500l. already payable to the Privy Purse.” Ibid.
Jan. 5. William Lowndes to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. Mr. Samuel Nelson has applied for the making of duplicates of five lost Exchequer Bills of numbers stated. The Attorney General is of opinion he is entitled to apply for same. Please certify whether you have paid any of the said Bills or if you have any objection to making out such duplicates. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 105.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Laroche praying that the place of Queen's waiter, London port, vacant by the death of his brother [in law], Daniel Crohare, may be given to said Crohare's eldest son. Ibid., p. 106.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant by the Vice Chamberlain to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of furniture [not detailed] for the room at St. James's which was the Prince's Chamber: to an estimate of 210l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 133.
The like for a same to same for the mending and cleaning of glass sconces, chimney glasses, tables, stands and cabinets &c. at St. James's and Kensington and of four pieces of tapestry hangings [no details] in the Queen's Bedchamber at St. James's: to an estimate of 74l. Ibid.
The like for a same to same for the delivery to Christopher Hill, Master of her Majesty's Barges, of liveries for himself and 48 watermen for the year 1713: to an estimate of 350l.
And for four pensionary watermen for same year: to an estimate of 13l. 10s. 0d. Ibid.
The like for a same to same for cleaning eight pieces of hangings [no details] in the Prince's Bedchamber and Drawing Room at St. James's; likewise the tables and desks in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office to be covered with green cloth: to an estimate of 50l. Ibid.
The like for a same to same for the delivery to Christopher Hill of 10 liveries for his late Royal Highness's watermen: to an estimate of 70l. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to make 50 medals of gold according to the draft approved by her Majesty June 24 last, each of 14 dwt. 15 grain of fine gold and worth 3l. 10s. 0d. each, and to deliver same to the Cofferer of the Household. Ibid., p. 139.
T. Harley to Baron Scrope to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the magistrates of Glasgow [see infra, p. 84, under date Jan. 8]. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 468.
Royal warrant for letters patent under the privy seal of Scotland for passing the accounts of George Allardes, late Master of the Mint at Edinburgh, making allowances therein for divers small items not regularly vouched amounting to 175l. 13s. 5½d. and thereby leaving due to the representatives of the said Allardes 1,397l. 7s. 7 4/6d. The Queen hereby authorises payments of 50l, to James Clerk and Joseph
Cave as joint engravers for their pains in making dies and puncheons during the late recoinage; 60l. to Robert Miller, Clerk of the Mint, for extraordinary attendance in the said re-coinage; 60l. to James Penman, present Assaymaster, and to the executors of John Borthwick, late Assaymaster, for the like and to be proportionately divided between them; 30l. to the representatives of said Allardes for the charge of passing his accounts. “And whereas before any provision was made for defraying the charge and expense of her Majesty's said [Edinburgh] Mint after the Union, she did direct that what moneys remained in the hands of the collectors of the Bullion Fund due before the Union should be applied for the uses of her said Mint, and being informed by the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, that out of the said Fund the charges of the said Mint was accordingly paid to the 1st day of Feb. 1709–10 and that by an Act [7 Anne, c. 24] made in the seventh year of her Majesty's reign for continuing the Coinage Duties [of 18–19 Car. II, c. 5] and for making provision for the Mint in Scotland, the said Coinage Duties were to commence from the 1st day of March 1708 and that a sum not exceeding 1,200l. should and might be issued yearly during the continuance of the said Duties for the use of the Mint in Scotland, which hath accordingly been issued and paid to John Montgomerie, Master of our said Mint there,” her Majesty doth therefore hereby authorise the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to issue their warrants or precepts on the said Montgomerie to pay to the representatives of the said Allardes such sum as shall appear to have been taken out of the said Bullion Fund towards the service of the said Mint within the time provided for by the said Act of Coinage and in case the same shall prove deficient then to pay the balance out of any moneys at her royal disposal for Civil Affairs in Scotland, Ibid. III, pp. 1–3.
Jan. 5. Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland of the petition of George Drummond and James Nimmo, Contractors for the remittance [to London] of money in the hands of the Excise Commissioners in Scotland at 1 per cent. allowance, praying a further allowance for the same in consideration of their losses therein by bad bills. Ibid., p. 16.
Jan. 6. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,850l. per an. salary to John, Earl of Mar, as from 1713 Sept. 9, as a Principal Secretary of State. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 471.
Privy seal for 1,500l. as equipage and 100l. a week as ordinary to Robert, Lord Bingley, as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King. Ibid., p. 482.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to transfer any sum not exceeding 21,974l. 4s. 4d. out of the South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public to Thomas Moore, present Receiver and Paymaster of the Land Forces, upon account for the service thereof. Money Book XXII, p. 417.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to William Bromley, a Principal Secretary of State: for secret service: on the privy seal of Dec. 24 last, ut supra Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 341, under date 1713 Sept. 7. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 420. Order Book VIII, p. 384.
Jan. 6. Money warrant for 680l. 8s. 10¾d. to William Bromley, on the salary of 1,850l. per an. as Secretary of State; 217l. 18s. 10¾d. thereof for 43 days 1713 Aug. 17 (the day he was made Secretary of State) to Sept. 29 following, and 462l. 10s. 0d. for the succeeding quarter. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 420. Order Book VIII, pp. 383, 384. Disposition Book XXII, p. 197.
William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn for an account what money is demanded from any of the Marine Regiments on account of clothing delivered by Robert Peter, Esq., or partners and what assignments are made thereof. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 105.
Same to Mr. Watkins enclosing a letter [missing] from Monsieur Vandernoth [Gerhard, Count Dernath, Envoy Extraordinary from Holstein Gottorp] concerning the Holstein Troops. Please hasten the state of that matter. Ibid., p. 106.
Same to the Secretary at War to search the books of your Office to give my Lord Treasurer an account of all that appears [therein] concerning the commission of General of Marines. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed Proposals [missing] made by John Darrell for the better discovery and prevention of owlers carrying wool to France and bringing back silks, wines, brandy &c. Ibid.
Same to the Usher of the Exchequer Court to survey and estimate for the repairs necessary in the rooms belonging to the Court of Exchequer where the records and papers of the Auditors of the revenue are lodged. Ibid., p. 109.
Jan. 6, 7,
12, 19, 20,
28.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Keith as Surveyor General of Customs for the Southern Division in America loco Col. Quary, deceased: at the salary of 200l. per an. for himself and clerk and 80l. per an. for a boat and four boatmen.
Nathan Williams as a riding officer in Padstow port loco Stephen Hubbard, dismissed.
Laurence Crofts as waiter and searcher at Craster in Berwick port loco Thomas Nelson, who has relinquished.
Richard Williams as waiter and searcher at Tonkins Cove in the District of Port Penzance loco Thomas Sprigg, preferred.
John Rose as waiter and searcher at Aylmouth [Alnmouth] in Berwick port loco Edward Edwards, deceased.
Charles Young as waiter and searcher at Gosport in Portsmouth port loco John Hicks, surrendered.
Andrew Brereton as waiter and searcher at Amlwch ("Amlough") in Beaumaris port loco John Morgan, removed to be waiter and searcher at Whitstable.
Thomas Sprig, junr., as waiter at St. Ives loco John Asterly, removed, and to act for the patent searcher there either for his fees or for 20l. per an.
Roger Scattergood to be preferred to the superior list of tidesmen, London port, loco John Rutty, deceased.
William Cole as a tidesman in the inferior list loco said Scattergood.
Thomas Burfeild, the eldest tidesurveyor, London port, with good service, as one of the Inspectors of the River at 60l. per an. with 20l. per an. for inspecting the Coal Duty loco Erasmus Evans, deceased.
Joseph Chamberlaine, a coastwaiter, London port, as a tidesman there loco said Burfeild.
George Dodd, a tidesman in the supernumerary [sic for superior] list, London port, as a coastwaiter loco said Chamberlaine.
John Joliff, a tidesman in the inferior list, ibid., to be removed to the superior list loco said Dodd.
Charles Butler, an extraordinary tidesman, Ibid., to be established in the inferior list loco said Joliff.
David Boughton (a riding officer at New Romney in Dover port) as tidesurveyor at Deal loco Cornelius Smyth, made Commander of one of the smacks.
Thomas Bryce (waiter and searcher and riding officer for the wool business at Ramsgate in Sandwich port) to succeed said Boughton at New Romney.
Benjamin Verrier as waiter and searcher and riding officer at Ramsgate loco said Bryce, the riding officers being obliged out of their salaries of 90l. per an. to keep each a servant and two horses.
Paul Angier (a tidesman at Wells) as waiter and searcher at Burnham in that port loco Edward Bathurst, dismissed.
Andrew Gilbert to succeed said Angier as a tidesman at Wells.
John Taylour as a tidesman in Hull port loco Joseph Willson, deceased.
Paul Amyas as riding officer at Peeling [Peel or Piel] in Lancaster port loco his son Alexander Amyas, having been succeeded by his son therein by reason of being in prison for debt, but being now free from debt: as appears by the Customs Commissioners’ report prefixed.
David Rushton (waiter and searcher at Harwich) to be ditto at
Manningtree in that port loco John Pearce, who is superannuated.
John Cross as waiter at Harwich.
William Collier as waiter and searcher at Penzance.
Nicholas Taylor as riding officer for the wool business at Canterbury in Feversham port loco Joseph Beverton, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 81, 82, 83, 88–9, 90, 101.
Jan. 7. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Appeals in Excise ("Commissioners for Appeals and Regulating our Excise"), the new Commissioners to be Sir William Honywood, Walter Hungerford, Duncan Dee, William Gower and Edward Hungerford: as in place of the said Honywood, Thomas Goodman, James Ashburn (since deceased), Walter Hungerford and William Lyndall, whose commission is hereby revoked: with the salaries of 200l. per an. each. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 483–4.
Same to same for a same for a new Commission of Stamp Duties: the new Commissioners to be Robert Pooley, Richard Martin, Sir Brocas Gardiner, Thomas Palmer and Charles Vivian, in place of the said Pooley, Martin, Richard Steel, Esq., Gardiner and Palmer, whose commission is hereby determined: with the salaries of 300l. per an each. Ibid. XXVI, pp. 3–4.
Jan. 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Thomas Moor, Paymaster of the Land Forces, to transfer to Sir John Lambert the 21,974l. 4s. 4d. of South Sea Stock which was directed the 6th inst. to be transferred by James Brydges to said Moor: the present transfer is to secure the repayment of 18,000l. to said Lambert for his bills delivered to said Moore, to wit 10,000l. for Port Mahon and 8,000l. for Gibraltar. Money Book XXII, p. 421.
Money warrant for 400l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, late Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King; for one bill of extraordinaries in his said service, to wit from 11 May 1713 to 11 August.
Appending: said bill as allowed Oct. 24 last by Secretary Bolingbroke:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters and pacquets 162 10 0
for copying and translating several papers 55 0 0
for private Intelligence 112 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers, pens, ink and other stationery ware 70 10 0
£400 0 0
(Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 422. Order Book VIII, p. 379.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay fees as follows on the issues of money to said Nicholas between Xmas 1712 and Xmas 1713:
£ s. d.
Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] for himself and clerks 101 0 0
Henry Pelham [Clerk of the Pells] for himself and clerks 50 0 0
the Secretaries at the Treasury 50 0 0
Christopher Tilson for himself and other clerks at the Treasury 40 0 0
Edward Nicholas for half a year's allowance for a clerk to Xmas 1713 50 0 0
Edward Godfrey's bill for fees by him disbursed to the Tellers of the Receipt for money received by said Nicholas and other fees and charges from 1713 June 24 to Dec. 25 234 3 9
Charles Bent and Tho. Boniface for half a year's allowance to Xmas 1713 for carrying the Votes and other business as hath been usually allowed: being 30l. 16s. 8d. each 61 13 4
£586 17 1
Appending: said Godfrey's bill. Money Book XXII, pp. 423–4.
Money order for 106l. 13s. 4d. to John Cook, Clerk of Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for two years to 1713 June 24 on his several fees and allowances of 20l., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. about the records of Recusants’ forfeitures and fines and amerciaments: to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Order Book VIII, p. 373.
Jan. 7. Marginal entry on the money order of 1710 July 21 for 15,000l. to Spencer Compton for the French Protestants [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 357]. “The whole of this order was satisfied 7 Jan. 1713–14.” Ibid., p. 444.
In Queen Anne's Civil List Entry Book this item occurs in the following form:
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford of the money order of 21 July 1710 for 15,000l. to said Compton for French Protestants, viz. for the unsatisfied remain thereof to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears, T 56/34, p. 118.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, the 10,000l. residue of the 100,000l. borrowed of the Bank of England on security of Malt tallies anno 1713: the same to be towards disbanding the Marine Regiments at Canterbury and Rochester. Disposition Book XXII, p. 196.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to the Navy Treasurer the 4,576l. 11s. 2½d. imprest money repaid by the executors of Walter Whitfeild [late Paymaster of Marines] and now remaining in the Exchequer: and is intended to be paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn for disbanding as above. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 1,500l. to Visct. Bolingbroke, a Principal Secretary of State: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys.
In the margin: secret service paid up to Xmas 1713. Ibid., p. 197.
Same for 10,000l. to Spencer Compton: as imprest for arrears of the Queen's private bounties and pensions before 1713 June 24: out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 118.
Same for 1,105l. 14s. 6d. to Henry Pigot as imprest for the service of the Office of the Robes and is intended to satisfy all the bills due (according to a certificate from the Duchess of Somerset, Mistress of the Robes) in the said Office at or before 24 June 1713: out of the 500,000l. as above. Ibid., p. 119.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton as follows out of moneys imprested to you out of the above 500,000l.: viz.
£ s. d.
to Spencer Compton, half a year's allowance for a clerk to 1713 June 24 50 0 0
Edward Godfrey's bill for fees disbursed by him to the Tellers of the Exchequer for money paid [there] to said Compton and other fees 837 16 9
Paul Jodrell's bill for [providing] Votes for her Majesty's use from 7 Dec. 1711 to 16 July 1713 17 16 0
Cha. Bent and Tho. Boniface for half a year's allowance from Xmas 1712 to Midsummer 1713 for being employed in her Majesty's service for carrying the Votes and other business as hath been usually allowed: 30l. each 60 0 0
£965 12 9
Ibid.
Jan. 7. Money warrant for 20l. to John Conyers for half a year to 1713 June 24 on his fee or salary of 40l. per an. as one of her Majesty's Counsellors at Law: and is to be paid out of the above 500,000l.
20l. to Sir William Whitlock for same time on same as a same. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 141.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Lottery to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for disposing of chances in the Dutch Lottery. How far in prudence may this Project be encouraged with respect to the public securities? Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 106.
Same to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines. In reply to yours of the 6th inst. from Canterbury, my Lord Treasurer well approves your conduct. Before it came my Lord had taken care to supply the Paymaster of Marines with money to answer the demands pressed for. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchet for an account of the number of men intended to be sent to strengthen the squadron in the Mediterranean and what money will be necessary to be forthwith supplied for that service. Ibid., p. 107.
Same to the Deputy Remembrancer in the Exchequer for an account (from the Land Tax Duplicates in your Office for 1711 and 1712) of what sums [of the said Taxes] have been discharged by the Barons of the Exchequer or otherwise. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosselin. My Lord has frequent applications from persons pretending to have been Marines [sic for mariners] of the ship Worcester for alleged arrears due to them. Please revise [review] the enclosed papers [missing] relating to that affair and make a state of the whole matter, to wit what has been paid to the owners, freighters, marines [mariners] and whether in full of the mariners’ pretensions and what money remains in the hands of the late Receivers of Prizes applicable to further demands. Ibid., p. 108.
Same to Mr. Harrison to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of Richard Natt proposing a discovery of several persons chargeable with fines on Compositions. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] relating to the collecting the Duties on cards. You are to insert the advertisement therein desired in the next Gazette. Ibid.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to report on the following papers [all missing]: viz.
a petition from Sir Alexander Douglas praying allowances (in his account as Collector of Bishops’ rents) of several sums expended by him for the public service.
a petition of Sir Hew Dalrymple, President of the Session, praying payment of 350l. which he alleges remains due to him for half a year's salary for the term of Whitsunday 1707.
a representation to the Queen by the Synode of Argyll praying that the revenues of the Bishoprics of Argyll and Isles may be paid to them.
a petition of Margaret Douglas praying remittance [remission] of the Taxtward and Non Entry Duties accrued to her Majesty out of the Barony of Skirling in Scotland.
a memorial from the Bank of Scotland praying a gratification for services by them performed in relation to the recoinage: with a double of an Act of Council and Proposals of the Bank anent the same.
Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 4.
Jan. 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to discharge George Lawson, Alexander Gordon and Charles Gordon and Charles Gordon of Edinburgh, merchants, of the Double Duty on brandy imported.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners. The petitioners’ brandy will bear a fourth part of water to reduce it to common proof, the Duty of which is 21l. 16s. 4d. above single Duty. On their paying this we think it not unreasonable to discharge them of the 6s. 8d. per gallon for Double Duty on brandy imported. Ibid., p. 17.
Dec. [sic
erratum
for Jan.] 8.
Same by same to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay 128,669l. 17s. 6d. to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, to complete one fourth part due 1713 Dec. 25 on the annual sums of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. for interest and 8,000l. for charges of management [of said Company].
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that 15,400l. has been paid to said Company, in part of said quarter, out of the several Impositions and Duties granted by the Act of 9 Anne [c. 15] for same, thus leaving 128,669l. 17s. 6d. to complete the full sum of 144,069l. 17s. 6d. for said quarter. Money Book XXII, p. 425.
Jan. 8. Money warrant for 2,800l. to Robert, Lord Bingley, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King; 1,500l. thereof as equipage and 1,300l. as a quarter in advance on his ordinary of 100l. per week. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 427. Order Book VIII, p. 377.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to make all allowances to William Wynd (Wynde), Inspector of Prosecutions in the Exchequer, concerning uncustomed and prohibited goods as made to his predecessors: he having been appointed thereto by patent dated June 4 last. Money Book XXII, p. 430.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Hall, clothier of Lord Strafford's Regiment of Dragoons. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 107.
Same to the Commissioners for Public Accounts enclosing for perusal the petition [missing] of four poor soldiers late prisoners in Spain. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Forster, gent., of three tenements or cottages in West Ham and Stratford Langton, Co. Essex, late in the tenure of John Hodges, alias Hedges, and of Emma his wife.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum by Auditor Jett of the premises and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 144–6.
Jan. 8. Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of the Magistrates of the City of Glasgow praying to be heard by their counsel before a Custom House be erected at Greenock (as they are informed is intended) to the prejudice of their city where the Custom House now is. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 4.
Jan. 9. William Lowndes to the Sub Governor of the South Sea Company. Send my Lord Treasurer with all speed an exact list of the principal sums by each person subscribed in Army and Transport Debentures to the South Sea Corporation by virtue of the Commission which terminated on Dec. 1 last, to the end the said proprietors may receive a year's interest from Mr. Jett in like manner as the persons who [similarly] subscribed under former Commissions. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 109.
Same to the Usher of the Exchequer Court to survey and estimate for the repairs and alterations necessary in the rooms in the Augmentation Office near the Court of Exchequer for the better preservation of the records and papers that are kept there. Ibid.
The like letter about repairs in the rooms of the Queen's Remembrancer's Office in the Court of Exchequer for the records and papers kept there. Ibid., p. 110.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Sir David Dalrymple praying payment of his allowance of 250l. per an. from 1707 Whitsuntide to 1709 May 25 as one of her Majesty's Solicitors for Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 4.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the said Barons to pay the Civil List of Scotland for the quarter ended at Xmas 1713.
Prefixing: said list in detail, being identical with that of July 9, April 13 and Jan. 8 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 274, 181, 74 and Vol. XXVI, pp. 477–9, 349, 228, 113 and Vol. XXV, p. 545, as compared with the full list in Vol. XXV, pp. 121–4, save for the following alterations:
Names in the former list not in the present list.
Sir James Stewart, as Lord Advocate.
Agnes Campbell, her Majesty's Printer.
James Nasmith, her Majesty's Under Falconer.
Alexander Leslie, first Underkeeper of the Wardrobe.
William Doull, Messenger of the Exchequer.
Alexander Scrimzour appears as Professor of Divinity only at St. Andrews, not as Professor of Philosophy.
Names in the present list not in the former list.
Archibald Douglas of Cavers, Receiver General of Land Rents and Casualties and Paymaster of salaries and allowances to officers and servants and others in Scotland contained in the [Civil List] Establishment, 162l. 10s. 0d. for himself and deputy for salary and additional allowance.
James, Earl of Findlater and Seafield, Chancellor and Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, who presides in the Courts of Sessions: from 29 Sept. 1713, the commencement of his commission: 500l.
John, Duke of Atholl, Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland, from 16 April 1713, being the date of his commission, to 1713 Dec. 25: 1,379l. 2s. 5d.
William Hamilton, almoner, from 18 April 1713 being the date of his commission, to 25 Dec. 1713: 28l. 13s. 0 6/12d.
bedmen's [Bedesmen's] gowns and small charities on her Majesty's birthday to 6th Feb. next coming: 1l. 13s. 4d. total, 6,964l. 15s. 11 9/12d.
Ibid., pp. 5–9.
Jan. 9. Same to same to pay same quarter's Charity Roll (list of her Majesty's Charities and Bounties in Scotland).
Appending: said list, being identical with that of Aug. 14 and May 1 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 322 and 198 and 74 and Vol. XXVI, pp. 350, 235 and Vol. XXV, pp. 375–6, as compared with the full list of 24 Dec. 1709 in Vol. XXIII, pp. 469–73, with the following alterations:
The following names in the old list do not appear in the present list: viz.
Janet Leitch.
Christian Greig.
Elizabeth Cuningham.
Jean Thomson.
Jean Hamilton.
Margaret Scot.
Anna Hamilton.
Elizabeth Fock.
The following names are new: £ s. d.
Margaret Forbes 1 10 0
Elizabeth Blackie 1 5 0
Janet Forester 1 0 0
Marjory Campbell 1 0 0
Mary Stewart 1 5 0
Margaret Sterling 1 5 0
Rosina Campbell 1 10 0
Lieut. Allen Robertson 1 10 0
Jean Jodderich, relict of William Smith 1 5 0
Jean Balvaird appears as Belvaird.
Agnes Caltum appears as Callum.
Mrs. Sinclair appears as Mrs. Smetair.
Margaret Colvill appears as Margaret Cottrill.
Dr. James Gairden appears as Dr. James Gardner.
the widow of Major Wauchop appears as Margaret Wauchop. total list, 500l.
Ibid., pp. 9–13.
Jan. 10. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to Secretary Bolingbroke for secret service. (Privy seal dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 485. Order Book VIII, p. 384.

Footnotes

1

The entry of this item in the Order Book specifies that it is to be “out of such of her Majesty's treasure as remains in your charge.” This is the usual wording of a money order directed by the Auditor of the Receipt to any one of the four Tellers of the Receipt and it implies that the payment is to be made out of unappropriated moneys.

In this particular instance the form of the entry is doubtless incorrect. In similar instances the text of the order is formally rectified by a marginal entry “to be paid out of the 500,000l. Lottery for Civil List arrears.”

The omission of such a marginal entry in the present instance is accidental. In the Civil List entry Book T 56/34, p. 108, the item recurs as properly charged on that Lottery (see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 548–9).