Warrant Books
January 1714, 11-20

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'Warrant Books: January 1714, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 86-102. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86137 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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January 1714, 11-20

Jan. 11. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant dated 1710 June 5 by the late Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Patience Ward of the tithes of grain in the hamlet of Hooten Pagnel, Clayton, Frickley and Shippins, Co. Yorks, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 322.
Prefixing. said warrant and particular, memorandum and ratal of the premises. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 142–3.
Jan. 12. Money warrant for 20,000l. to Lionell Herne, Samuell Edwards and Charles Lowe as imprest to satisfy to the Tellers of the Receipt what they shall allow for interest on Exchequer Bills at 2 pence per 100l. per diem to the payers or lenders at the Receipt of the said Exchequer Bills at the respective times of their paying or lending the same: and also to satisfy to any holder of such Bills six months’ interest thereon, “although the said Bills shall not have circulated through her Majesty's revenue or taxes.” (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) (For the money order for the remainder hereof see infra, p. 216, under date 1714 April 12.) Money Book XXII, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 380.
Same for 40l. to John Elphinstone in full of his pains &c. in looking after the Cottonian Library from 4 Dec. 1712 to this time. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 429. Order Book VIII, p. 375.
Same for 925l. to Henry, Visct. Bolingbroke, for half a year to Xmas 1713 on his allowance as a Principal Secretary of State. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 429. Order Book VIII, p. 385. Disposition Book XXII, p. 197.
Same for 50l. to same for same time on his patent fee or salary of 100l. per an. as same. (Letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXII, p. 429. Disposition Book XXII, p. 197.
Same for 563l. 17s. 4¾d. to John, Earl of Mar, for 9 Sept. last to Xmas last on his 1,850l. per an. as a Secretary of State. (Letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXII, p. 431. Disposition Book XXII, p. 197.
Letter of direction for 2,500l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 197.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing papers concerning the Officers appointed by her Majesty under Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, to distribute the Half Pay. Please consider same and my Lord's order of Aug. 4 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 307–8, concerning their payments and method and also as to a reasonable allowance to them. Ought not the same to be paid by Mr. Brydges himself, whose instruments they seem to be? Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 110.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Monsieur D'Elorme [Charles Pierre D'Elorme or Lorme], Envoy from the [Elector of Saxony as] King of Poland, for the delivery of a hamper of Buda wine sent to him as a present. Ibid.
Jan. 12. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett enclosing a letter [missing] from the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines concerning some Detachments of the late Regiments of Goring and Borr arrived at Portsmouth. My Lord desires the Admiralty Lords to give directions concerning the disbanding of the said Detachments. Ibid., p. 111.
T. Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. My Lord Treasurer is informed by the enclosed memorial [missing] that a much less sum would be sufficient for clothing the Invalid Companies than you reported as reasonable. Please reconsider it with Mr. How's opinion enclosed [missing] thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed representation [missing] made to my Lord by Mr. Borret concerning Mary Saltmarsh and Mary Crisp and their estate forfeited by their entering a nunnery in Flanders. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account relating to the necessaries supplied by the Usher of the Receipt to every of the officers there and the rates allowed for the same, &c., ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 307–8. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of the merchants concerned in transporting the Garrison of Annapolis Royal to France in 1710 shewing that Col. Dudley and Col. Nicholson contracted with petitioners’ correspondents at Boston for the said transportation and that 2,422l. 17s. 5½d. is due thereon and bills of exchange were drawn for the same, of which they received only two thirds part [being the proportion] “as the bills for the Canada Expedition were paid”; but this service being performed a year before the said Expedition cannot be upon the same foot; therefore praying payment of the remaining third part thereof. Reference Book IX, p. 150.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of William Rogers, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Gloucester, praying payment of 640l. for his extraordinary charges and services therein. Ibid., p. 151.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Robes of 20 pieces of superfine Holland, 12 pieces of fine Cambric, 165 yards of fine napkin Damask and 85 yards of broad and narrow “Macklin” lace for her Majesty's royal person: to an estimate of 810l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 134.
Same by same for same of a warrant by the Vice Chamberlain to same for the delivery to Dr. Crofts of liveries for the children of the Chapel [Royal] for the year 1713: to an estimate of 270l. Ibid.
Same by same to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to prepare for declaration according to the method proposed as follows the account of John Blunt, Charles Blunt, George Caswall and Thomas Jett as Receivers of the bills, debentures, tallies and orders of the first and second subscriptions to the South Sea Company.
Prefixing: abstract of said state of account with memorandum by Auditor Harley:
1st Subscription. 2nd Subscription. Total.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Victualling Bills received and taken in by the said John Blunt and now delivered up to the Auditor, being subscribed into the Capital Stock of the said Company 690,777 10 2 199,741 1 1 890,518 11 3
Navy Bills received in and delivered up by the said Charles Blunt, being subscribed as aforesaid 703,270 16 8 144,555 3 5 847,82 6 0 1
Transport Debentures, Ordnance Debentures, General Mortgage Tallies and Coal Tallies taken in and delivered up by the said George Caswall, viz.
Transport Debentures 223,624 19 8 30,921 2 2 1,266,366 10 9
Ordnance Debentures 6,890 0 3 50,503 17 7
General Mortgage Tallies 61,560 14 6 883,365 16 7
Coal Tallies 500 0 0
Army and Transport Debentures taken in, subscribed and delivered up by Thomas Jett as aforesaid 303,873 9 10 96,975 0 8 400,848 10 6
£1,989,997 11 1 £1,415,562 1 6 £3,405,559 12 7
Memorandum: the accounts delivered in by these gentlemen do not contain any part of the interest allowed on the Public Debts taken in on these subscriptions, that being computed or to be computed and made up by the Commissioners after the Subscriptions were taken and these gentlemen being empowered to take in the principal sums only.
And it being directed by the Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 15] that her Majesty should appoint in what manner the Tallies, Orders, Bills and Debentures should be accompted for, I move your Lordship for directions in what method these and all subsequent accompts of public debts subscribed [as above] shall be made up: whether as to these gentlemen the Journal of Subscriptions signed by the Commissioners, examined with the Receivers’ Books, compared with the lists certified from the several Public Offices, shall not be made their Charge and the Public Bills, Tallies &c. by them taken in and delivered up shall not be their Discharge: and as to the subsequent Subscriptions whether the Receivers’ Books examined with such Journals and the Lists from the Public Offices, as also the interest computed for each principal sum, shall not compound the charge; and the original Bills, Tallies &c. delivered up and the interest computed thereon in manner directed by the said Act of Parliament, when examined and found rightly computed, shall not be allowed in discharge thereof.
Such of the Tallies, Orders, Bills and Debentures as relate to the Subscriptions wherein these gentlemen are concerned are at present lodged in my Office, pursuant to the directions of the Commissions for taking the said Subscriptions: and they having attested the truth of their accounts upon oath and the said Bills, Debentures &c. having been examined and delivered up as aforesaid I submit whether (when the tallies shall have been joined with their proper foils in the Exchequer) these gentlemen's accounts may not pass in the manner proposed and they be discharged and their bonds delivered up without waiting the examining and stating the interest and succeeding accompts which are vastly voluminous, being for five millions subscriptions. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 149–50.
Jan. 12. Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of the Earl of Marchmont praying a discharge and exoneration of what he stands charged with to her Majesty as Sheriff of Co. Berwick. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 4.
Jan. 13. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute Alexander Pendarves to be Surveyor General of Crown Lands loco John Manley, deceased. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 486.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge and exonerate William, Earl of Dartmouth, from the quantity of 1,011 ounces of white plate delivered 22 Aug. 1685 out of the Jewel Office to George, late Lord Dartmouth, as Master of the Horse to James II., and from the further quantity of 929 ounces of white plate delivered out of said Office 1 Oct. 1688 to the said late Lord Dartmouth as Admiral to James II., and likewise the quantity of 1,010 ounces and 5 pennyweight of white plate delivered to William, present Earl of Dartmouth, 1710 July 24, as a Principal Secretary of State: which said quantities of plate have [not as they should have] been returned into the said Office. (Privy seal dated Jan. 21 hereon.) Ibid., p. 487.
Dec. 13
[sic for Jan. 13].
Money warrant for 400l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for a bill of extraordinaries 1713 Sept. 6 to Dec. 6 as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace at Utrecht.
Followed by: said bill as allowed Dec. 31 last by Secretary Bromley “I do allow this bill”:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters to and from England 87 16 0
for postage of foreign letters to and from the Hague 161 7 0
for written and printed intelligencies 53 0 6
for secret correspondence 67 0 0
for stationery ware &c. 31 0 0
£400 3 6
(Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 427. Order Book VIII, p. 378.
Jan. 13. Money warrant for 776l. 10s. 0d. to John, Bishop of Bristol, for a bill of extraordinaries 1713 June 23 to Dec. 23 as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace at Utrecht.
Appending: said bill as allowed by Secretary Bromley Jan. 7 inst. “I do allow this bill”:
£ s. d.
for printed news and written intelligence 110 0 0
for postage of letters to and from all parts 214 0 0
for stationery ware of all sorts 154 0 0
for new year gifts and other incident charges during this time 298 0 0
£776 10 0
(Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 428. Order Book VIII, p. 379.
Same for 955l. to Charles Ross, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the Most Christian King: 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon) Money Book XXII, p. 428. Order Book VIII, p. 379.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Stawell, Register and Comptroller of Payments on the Lotteries No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 18], and to Thomas Jett, Paymaster thereof, to pay and apply the sum of 81,510l. 16s. 7d. as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to complete 68,283l. for six months’ interest to 24 June 1713 on the principal sum of 2,276,100l. 13,056 16 10
for six months’ interest to Dec. 28 last on the same principal sum 68,283 0 0
to discharge principal in equal proportions upon the orders next in Course in each of the said three Lotteries 150 0 0
to be reserved to be applied in further discharge of principal and interest upon the next distribution that shall be made 20 19 9
£81,510 16 7
The principal sum to which the tickets as well fortunate as unfortunate in the said three Lotteries were entitled, being 2,341,740l., is now reduced to 2,276,100l.; the interest whereof amounts to 136,566l., and by the present repayment of 150l. the said principal will be reduced to 2,275,950l. By certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt it appears that towards the said interest there was paid into the Exchequer in the said half year on the rates and Duties granted and appropriated by the Act 10 Anne [c. 18], the sum of 81,998l. 19s. 11d. out of which 500l. is to be deducted for charges of management, thus leaving 81,498l. 19s. 11d., to which is to be added 11l. 16s. 8d. balance brought forward from last half yearly account, thus making the abovesaid sum of 81,510l. 16s. 7d. for distribution. Money Book XXII, pp. 432–3.
Jan. 13. Money order for 1,166l. 2s. 6½d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered for the use of the officers of the Receipt in Easter and Trinity terms 1712.
1,559l. 19s. 5d. for the like in Hilary and Michaelmas terms 1712.
996l. 6s. 6d. for the like in Easter and Trinity terms 1713.
510l. 9s. 7¼d. for the like delivered between Michaelmas 1712 and Lady day 1713 for the services of the new Offices [in the Receipt]: viz.
£ s. d.
[the Office for] 14 per cent. annuities and survivorships 233 11 10¾
Malt Lottery Offices 13 5 8
Annuities [Office], 3,700l. per week 18 13 7
ditto anno 1706 105 6 7
ditto anno 1707 15 13 4
ditto anno 1708 (40,000l. per an.) 6 15
ditto anno 1708 (80,000l. per an.) 10 16 0
Exchequer Bill Offices [12 Anne, c. 11] 28 19
9 per cent. Annuities for 32 years [as by the Act 8 Anne, c. 12, clause 25] 48 10 10½
Lottery offices anno 1710 28 16 11
£510 9
551l. 12s. 2¼d. for the like for the said new Offices (similarly detailed) for the preceding half year 1712 Lady day to Michaelmas.
In the margin: a confirmation of the last two items by the Treasury Lords dated 1716 Sept. 19 for so much thereof as remained unsatisfied [and see infra, p. 139]. Order Book VIII, pp. 391–2.
Letter of direction for 1,919l. 11s. 6d. to John Holbech, for the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest for [messengers’] bills due in said Office before Xmas 1712: to be issued out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears.
(William Lowndes dated Jan. 15 to said Holbech to pay same to the Messengers of the Chamber as follows, “it being nevertheless intended that the same shall go in discharge of so much advanced to them severally by Visct. Bolingbroke to enable them to perform journeys for her Majesty's service.)
Appending: said list of payments of which Visct. Bolingbroke desires directions for reimbursing same:
£ s. d.
Nathaniel Barlow at several times 70 0 0
Richard Barlow 121 19 6
Fortune Barton 140 0 0
Humphrey Beckley 64 6 0
John Bill 20 0 0
William Brown 67 1 6
Cha. Couchman 45 0 0
Antho. Dagley 120 0 0
Fra. Elcock 214 19 0
Geo. Fry 134 15 0
George Gordon 67 0 0
Richard Hayward 350 19 0
Enock Mottram 20 0 0
Richard Ravel 23 4 6
Richard Sharman 87 10 6
Joseph Smith 40 0 0
Thomas Smith 10 0 0
Samuel Taylor 129 13 0
Jo[h]n Thornburgh 148 13 6
John Turner 20 0 0
Nathan Wilcocks 25 0 0
£1,919 11 6
Civil List Arrears T 56/34, pp. 115, 116.
Jan. 13, 23, 26. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners to observe an (order in Council of the 10th inst. for reference to the Treasury Lords) of the petition of the masters of the ships Sarah, Jonathan, Sarah and Ann, Speedwell and Samuel for discharge from quarantine.
The like dated Jan 23 of the petition for same for the ship Endeavour, Thomas Dales master.
The like dated Jan. 26 (on a like order in Council dated Jan. 24) on the petition of Richard Tomlinson for same for the ships Iphigenia, Two Brothers, Merchants’ Adventure, Young Dick, William and Ann, Friends’ Adventure, Samuel, Henry and Mary. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 72.
Jan. 13. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to give order to the Commissioners of Revenue, Ireland, to take into their care the management and performance of the quarantine service and to defray the expense thereof from 1713 Michaelmas out of the revenue [of Ireland generally] as an incident: the Lord Lieutenant having represented by letter of Dec. 12 last that the charge relating to the quarantine in Ireland hath amounted to near 1,000l. annually and there is no fund out of which same can be defrayed save the Concordatum which is particularly appointed for other uses. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 351.
Same dated same for a privy seal to be passed in Scotland to release and discharge divers tacksmen or farmers of Customs and Foreign Excise in Scotland, their heirs and representatives as follows in consideration of their first paying the sum of 5,040l. to the Receiver of her Majesty's Crown Rents and Casualties in Scotland: all by reason that by a Tack dated 20 Jan. 1705 (according to the Computation made in Scotland) the then Lords of the Treasury and Exchequer in Scotland did lease her Majesty's Customs and Foreign Excise to Sir George Home of Kelso, now deceased, Sir Hugh Cuninghame of Craigend, now deceased, Sir Henry Rollo of Woodside, Master John Montgomerie of Wrae, Sir Samuel McCllellan, now deceased (by the name of Samuel McCllellan, merchant and present Baily of Edinburgh), George Warrender of Bruntsfeild, Daniel Stewart of Castlemilk, Robert Rutherford of Fairnlee, Master William Johnston of Cheens and Daniel Campbell of Shawfeild, and a suit has been carried on by way of Information by the Advocate General there in the Exchequer Court there against the said Home, Rollo, Montgomerie, Warrender, Rutherford, Johnston and Campbell and against Alexander Cuningham, the representative of said Sir Hugh Cuningham, and Dame Margaret McCllellan, the relict of said Sir Samuel McCllellan, and Sir George Wishart, William Wishart, Sir William Stewart and William Carmichael as executors and representatives of said Daniel Stewart, charging them that upon a view and prospect of the determination of their Tack by the Union they did by many unjust and illegal practices under the colour of their said Tack procure great advantages to themselves to the great hurt and prejudice of the revenue of the Customs and Foreign Excise that were to take place after the Union, and the said cause is now at issue in the said Court, and the said defendants are unwilling further to hold plea with her Majesty thereupon and are desirous to purchase and procure their peace and have consented to pay 5,000l. to her Majesty and the expenses on her part in carrying on the said prosecution amounting to about 40l. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 14–16.
Jan. 14. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Thomas Micklethwaite, Treasurer of the Transport Service, to dispose of tallies and orders in his hands as follows for the service of the Transports: viz. 17,187l. 10s. 9¾d. in tallies and orders on the Half Subsidy [6 Anne, c. 48] granted for the service of the year 1708 [and] dated 9 Dec. 1708, reckoning as principal the interest thereon up to the day of disposing thereof: and 10,000l. in ditto on the Half Subsidy [sic? for Several Impositions 7 Anne, c. 31] granted for the service of the year 1709, being orders struck without interest: at par: but on being sent to the Treasury the Lord Treasurer will endorse them for payment of interest thereon from the day of disposing thereof.
Further, as soon as you have disposed of the said tallies and orders you are forthwith to pay into the Receipt 30,000l. [sic] out of the produce thereof, to be as imprest money repaid. Money Book XXII, p. 430.
Allowance by same of John Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for last Xmas quarter's allowance as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter as Messenger attending the Customs. Ibid., p. 431.
Warrant by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 300l. to George, Earl of Dunbarton, as royal bounty.
150l. to Thomas Parks, gent., as same. Ibid., p. 434.
Money warrant for 650l. to William, Earl of Dartmouth, for 130 days 17 Aug. 1713 to Dec. 25 on his 4l. a day in lieu of diet as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.) Ibid., p. 434. Order Book VIII, p. 385.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Wyndham to be distributed amongst the eight doorkeepers of the House of Peers (himself being one) in reward for pains and attendance relating to the Act for a General Naturalization [7 Anne, c. 5] and of the losses by him sustained during the continuance of the said Act: to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Civil List Arrears, T 56/34, p. 115. Order Book VIII, p. 381.
Same for 3,000l. to John, Earl of Mar, a Principal Secretary of State: for secret service. Order Book VIII, p. 384.
[?] Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for satisfying out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears the money warrant of 1713 July 14 for 125l. to the Duke of Devonshire as Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent North. Civil List Arrears, T56/34, p. 115.
Jan. 14. T. Harley to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. William Farrel. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 112.
William Lowndes to same. Mr. Watkins's report of Dec. 31 last on the demands and pretensions of the Troops of the Duke of Holstein Gottorp, for extraordinaries and arrears of Gratification money, states the same as follows:
Guilders. Stivers.
arrears of extraordinaries from 1704 to the beginning of 1712 31,507 15½
extraordinaries for the remaining part of 1712 and for the year 1713 22,203 17
arrears of Gratification money from 1703 to 1713 114,000 0
167,711 12½
My Lord Treasurer desires you to consider thereof and have the same in readiness to be laid before the House of Commons in such method as you think most proper, when they come to sit. Ibid., p. 114.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against Richard Hosier, Geo. Hosier, junr., et al., sureties for Geo. Hosier, late Receiver General for Co. Salop.
Prefixing: report by the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of said sureties. Richard Hosier has paid 800l. into the Exchequer, which has reduced the said Receiver's debt to 8,594l. 15s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 146–7.
Jan. 15. Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for 100l. to Peter Barry as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Jan. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 11. Money Book XXII, p. 441. Order Book VIII, p. 387.
Money warrant for 750l. to the Duke of Buckingham and Normanby for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his allowance as Lord President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 135, 384.
Letter of direction for 717l. 18s. 6d. to Lord Delawarr, Treasurer of the Chamber: upon account for the service of his Office: out of Civil List money. Disposition Book XXII, p. 199.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay as follows out of the abovesaid sum: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Lord Almoner for 1713 Michaelmas quarter for the Daily Alms and the poor at the Gate 179 15 0
to Charles Lucas, Closet Keeper of her Majesty's Chapel, on his allowances 338 3 6
£517 18 6
Ibid.
Jan. 15. T. Harley to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for disposing half chances in the Dutch Lottery: with the report from the [Directors, Commissioners or] Managers of the [English] Lottery thereupon. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 112.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes to propose a method for getting in the arrears of 25,000l. standing out on Sir William Fazakerley's account [for London] of the fifteenth 4s. Aid [10 Anne, c. 1] and also the arrears on the account of the Receiver for Whitehall. Ibid.
T. Harley to Col. Neville to report on the petition of Hugh Moor and three others who daily importune my Lord for arrears due to them whilst prisoners in Spain. Ibid., p. 113.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts for their report requested some time since on the complaint of some soldiers, heretofore belonging to the Companies in Newfoundland, against Mr. Thurston; the said Thurston having now petitioned to repay to the Paymaster General the money in his [Thurston's] hands belonging to the said Companies. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners proposing that some Horse or Dragoons may be quartered in Kent and Sussex to assist against smugglers and owlers. Ibid.
Same to Secretary Bolingbroke to lay before the Queen in Council the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Blyke, Deputy Commissary of her Majesty's Stores in Catalonia, and Mr. Brydges's memorial [missing] thereon setting forth that Blyke is confined to the Circuit of Barcelona by the Deputies of Catalonia and orders given to prevent his departure thence by sea or land. Ibid.
T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the wives of the men belonging to her Majesty's ship Swallow for four years’ pay due to their husbands. Ibid., p. 114.
Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to constitute Thomas Crohare as a Queen's waiter, London port, loco his father, Daniel Crohare, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 82.
Warrant by same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a noli prosequi to the information against John Woosley of London, merchant, for 38 casks of gun and pistol flints consigned to him from a merchant at Bordeaux and seized as utensils of war and as such prohibited by an Act of 1 James II. [c. 8 against the importation of gunpowder, &c.], but petitioner deemed them free to be imported under the 19th article of the Treaty of Peace with France under which only certain goods listed are to be deemed contraband. Under the Treaty they are to pay 65 per cent., so that the Queen would lose 15 per cent. by the appraisal.
Prefixing: report dated 1713 Dec. 14 by the Customs Commissioners on the case. The flints were imported in the ship Three Crowns, John Roberts master, and were seized by Samuel Grice and Charles Lowndes, two officers of London port, were returned into the Exchequer the last term and appraised at 400l. The Duty does not exceed a moiety of the appraisement. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 83–4.
Jan. 15. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a noli prosequi to the information against Francis Collins of London, merchant, on the seizure of the ship Diligence, Danish built, which he bought at Gothenburg in May last, being a prize taken by the Swedes and condemned in their Court of Admiralty, which he bought supposing she might receive goods of that country as is usual for ships taken and condemned as prize in England, and he therefore laded her with boards and trunnels, but on arrival she is seized on the ground of the goods not being of Swedish growth and she not duly navigated; petitioner alleging that he can prove they are of Swedish growth and that when she was bought the war was depending and she might be legally manned with three fourths foreigners.
Prefixing: report dated 1713 Oct. 31 from said Commissioners on the petition of Henry Durley in behalf of said Collins. The ship carried three men and a boy all British and two foreigners. By the affidavit of Robert Turpin the master she was bought by Mr. Collins at Gottenburg for 50l. and made free and at his departure from Gottenburg there was not a sufficient number of her Majesty's subjects there to man her. Ibid., pp. 84–6.
Jan. 16 Money warrant for 20l. to Charles, Earl of Arran, for 3¾ years to 1713 June 24 on his fee or salary of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Ranger of Bagshot Park. and is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 140.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a Treasury warrant of date 1691 Nov. 16, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, part IV, pp. 1376–7 for payment of 73l. 6s. 8d. yearly to the Deputy Remembrancer of First Fruits for the expenses of passing his accounts; as by a copy of said warrant produced and certified by Mr. Moody, deputy to Auditor Harley. Money Book XI, p. 203.
Letter of direction for 75l. a week to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List money: as from this day: and is to be paid over to Mr. Wise on account of new works in Windsor House Park. Disposition Book XXII, p. 221.
T. Harley to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Transports Commissioners about Sir James Jeffry's demand, which they think reasonable to be allowed after adjusting with you for what provisions or stores may have been supplied by your directions. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 114.
Jan. 16 and 20. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to pay the salary bill [not detailed] of the outports for 1713 Xmas quarter: total 9,792l. 18s. 3d.
The like for the officers [not detailed] of the Customs in the Plantations for half a year ended at Xmas last: total 1,527l. 10s. 0d.
The like dated Jan. 20 for London port [not detailed] for 1713 Xmas quarter: total 7,352l. 14s. 1d. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 88, 91.
Jan. 18. Letter of direction for 88,135l. 14s. 11¼d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Exchequer Bills to be made forth in pursuance of the Act of last Session [12 Anne, c. 11] for 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills: and is to be as imprest, to be paid over to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, as towards 144,069l. 17s. 6d. for one quarter's interest and allowance due at Xmas last 1713 to the said Company. Disposition Book XXII, p. 200.
Jan. 18. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to dispose of 10,400l. Malt tallies anno 1711 remaining undisposed in your hands, together with the interest thereon from date of issue (1711 July 18) to Jan. 18 inst. [and to apply the proceeds] to the new Course of the Navy. The item of interest accrued as above you are to certify to the Navy Commissioners and to surcharge yourself with the same in your account. Ibid., p. 201.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the Mary and Ann of Stockton from Stockholm, now under seizure at Stockton because part of her men went ashore during her quarantine; it appearing that they were mutinous.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 86–7.
Same by same to same to pay 100l. reward to Mich. Boykett, Richard Dawson, — Deeplake et al. (in accordance with the promise of June 1712) for discovering the murtherers of John Hodges, a servant belonging to Mr. Veel, one of the supervisors of the riding officers in Kent under Mr. Lambard, Surveyor General of the riding officers for the wool business on the coast of Kent and Sussex.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. The first discoverer was Thomas Finnis. He discovered Jo[h]n Austin, Thomas Badcock, William Goddin, William Iden, — Young and — Cornes. Afterwards Nich. Boyket discovered the same persons. When in gaol Goddin discovered Thomas Wisdome and others. Goddin died in gaol before trial; Iden and Wisdom were convicted for the murder. Mr. Lambard advises rewards of 20l. each to Boyket, Dawson and Deeplake and the remaining 40l. among their assistants. Ibid., pp. 107–9.
Jan. 19. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Spencer Compton, late Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties, and to Edward Nicholas, present Paymaster of same, to pay to Elizabeth Wood, widow, daughter of Samuel Johnson, clerk, the pension of 300l. granted by Wm. III. to said Johnson out of the revenue of the Post Office for 99 years terminable on the lives of said Samuel Johnson and his son, Benjamin Johnson: which pension was afterwards by royal warrant dated 1711 Aug. 7 directed to be paid by said Compton to Maud Johnson, administratrix to the said Samuel, and the said Maud is now dead and administration of the goods of said Samuel has been granted to the said Elizabeth Wood, daughter of said Samuel. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 4–5.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 400l. to Simon Clement as royal bounty for services by him performed at the Court of Vienna. (Money warrant dated Jan. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.) Ibid., p. 6. Order Book VIII, p. 386.
Jan. 19. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances of 150l. per an. each to Sarah Dummer, widow of Edmund Dummer, and to Jane Dummer, daughter of said Edmund, as from Xmas 1713: to be paid out of the Ordinary of the Navy during pleasure: all by reason that the said Edmund, late Surveyor of the Navy, did during the time of his employment contrive and make the docks at Portsmouth and Plymouth and several other useful buildings and weighed the David man of war and saved great expenses in the Navy and set up a monthly correspondence by packet boat to the West Indies “which proved a great service to us and our subjects” but to his own great loss by the capture of divers of his boats by the enemy; and died about the end of April last, leaving his said wife and daughter without any manner of provision. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 6–8.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 800l. to Lieut. Gen. William Seymour, Col. of the Queen's Own Regiment of Foot; being for ten years to 1712–13 March 8 after the rate of 80l. per an. for the extraordinary charge of the liveries of the Drummers of said Regiment, which he has provided for the said period: there having been an allowance of 80l. per an. for said charge paid up to the end of the reign of Wm. III. This sum is to be paid out of the 500,000l, appropriated by Parliament to [Civil List] arrears. (Money warrant dated Jan. 20 hereon, to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears.) Ibid., p. 8. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 122.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the judgment fine of 10l. set upon Richard Edwards at the Sessions of the Peace at Hicks Hall in St. John Street 8 Dec. 1712 for assaulting, beating and wounding Sarah his wife, for which fine he is a prisoner in Newgate. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 9.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 642l. 17s. 0d. to John Anstis to pay for the 16th Volume of Rymer's Fædera, being 300l. to Awnsham Churchill, bookseller; 100l. to the executors of Thomas Rymer; 52l. 5s. 0d. for binding 259 copies of said volume and other items detailed. (Money warrant dated Jan. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 11. Order Book VIII, p. 390.
William Lowndes to the Paymaster of the Works. My Lord has directed 75l. a week for you out of the Exchequer. You are to pay same from time to time to Mr. Wise on account of the new works in Windsor House Park. Disposition Book XXII, p. 202.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. My Lord Treasurer is informed that the pay due to Midsummer 1713 to the workmen and labourers in the Works called Ticket men is comprehended under the head of purveyance in the accounts you sent him, so that they have not hitherto received the same. You are to lay before my Lord a distinct account of what is due to the said workmen and labourers upon their tickets to Midsummer 1713, distinguishing particularly their names, the capacities they serve in and their allowances. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 115.
T. Harley to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Hodges for 10,000l. on account of what is due to him on bills of exchange drawn on you by the Agent Victualler of Gibraltar. Send my Lord an account what is due to Mr. Hodges on his said bills. Ibid.
Jan. 19. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Copleston Bamfield to my Lord desiring that his cousin Bampfyld may be made [Customs] Surveyor at Topsham. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Browne, Collector of Land Tax for Westminster, concerning the arrears [of tax] due on the salary of Mr. Lindal, late a Commissioner for Appeals [in Excise]. You are to take care that the taxes on the said salary remaining in the hands of the Excise Commissioners be paid over to the Collectors as the law directs. Ibid., p. 116.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hamlet Robinson, late of London, merchant, who is indebted to the Crown in 2,250l. 0s. 2½d. on tobacco bonds which he cannot pay by reason of losses at sea and other accidents and is so very poor as to have lived for some time on the charity of his friends; therefore praying his liberty so as to assist the Crown in getting in several debts owing to him. Reference Book IX, p. 151.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of Charles Harrison shewing that it will be proper for the Lord Chancellor to direct a Certiorari to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer to certify to him the supers and for him, the Lord Chancellor, to certify them into Ireland for the Treasurer and Barons there to issue process against accomptants. “He also offers some precedents and begs further directions.”Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of Wales of the petition of Rice Vaughan, Sheriff of Brecon, praying payment of 40l. paid by him for conviction of a felon, one Roger Vaughan. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the [owner of the ship] Bon Accord, which came from Dantzic in Sept. last with hemp and flax, but sprang a leak and was forced into Aberdeen instead of the Tay, where she should have performed her quarantine, “for which breach of orders she is under seizure of the Customs.” Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 894l. 10s. 0d. to Major General Thomas Whetham, which with 46l. already paid to him is to be as in full of his own pay [of 4l. a day] as Commander in Chief of the Land Forces in North Britain in the absence of the Duke of Argyll or in any other capacity whatsoever [on 2l. a day] as a General Officer from 1712 June 13, the date of his commission, to 24 June 1713, and also for the pay of his Aide de Camp within the same time.
Prefixing. report by John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, on said Whetham's demand. There is no provision for this demand and the sum for Contingencies for the year 1712 is all applied.
Followed by: report by Francis Gwyn, Secretary at War, on said Whetham's memorial. He prays the pay of Commander in Chief in North Britain from 5 June 1712 (the time it was intended he should commence pay) to Dec. 21 following; and that from that time his pay (of 40s. a day as Major General and 10s. a day for his Aide de Camp) may be put on the Establishment of the present year. He received a commission from the Queen dated 13 June 1712 constituting him Commander in Chief of the Forces in North Britain in the absence of the Duke of Argyll and received royal orders and instructions dated 13 Aug. 1712 to repair to the several quarters of Brigadier Grant's Regiment to disband the same. He has received 23 days' pay as Major General in a Contingent account at the rate of 40s. a day for repairing to the several quarters of Brigadier Grant's Regiment to disband the same; after which his health requiring him to go to the Bath he had the Queen's leave so to do by signification from Sir William Wyndham [Secretary at War] dated 20 Sept. 1712, he being thereby relieved in that command by Major General Wightman, “but there being no allowance upon the Establishment of Guards and Garrisons for any Officer under the degree of a Lieut. General and Commander in Chief of the Forces the Duke of Argyll was entitled thereto to 24 June last, when that allowance, being 4l. a day, ceased altogether with the said employment.” His pay as Major General amounts to 434l. for the period 13 June to 21 Dec. 1712. There is no fund for paying it or the succeeding half year to 24 June 1713, from which latter date a Major General and a Brigadier are borne on the new Establishment in lieu of the Lieut. Gen. and Commander in Chief in North Britain formerly allowed thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 151–3.
Jan. 19 Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Jones of the city of Dublin, Dr. in Divinity, for payment of the arrears of a pension of 80l. per an. granted by Charles II. to the Master of the Free Grammar School there. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 352.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Charles Kinard in behalf of John, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, for a grant of casualties due by Ward and other Duties and services in the Earldoms, Lordships, Baronies and other lands in the Sheriffdoms of Forfar, Perth, Fife, Aberdeen, Kincardine, Banff, the Regalities of Aberbrothick and St. Andrews and other places in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 18.
Same to same of the petition of Adam Cockburn of Armstoun shewing that at the Union he was her Majesty's Justice Clerk at a salary of 400l. per an., which is still unpaid him for the half year ended at Whitsuntide 1707: therefore praying payment. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, enclosing for their guidance the report [missing] of the Attorney General relating to the bill filed against you by Col. Charles Douglas. Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Excise, Scotland (Excise, Candles, hides, Soap, gilt wire), for 1713 Xmas quarter (totals respectively 1,342l. 10s. 0d. and 89l. 2s. 9¼d.). Ibid., pp. 19–20.
The like of the Malt Office salary bill, detailed, Scotland, for said quarter (total 22l. 10s. 0d.). Ibid., p. 21.
Jan. 20. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Stamps Commissioners to supply vacancies in their Office as follows:
Receiver's additional clerk: Job Powell.
three Card Surveyors: Enoch D'Aubenay, Evan Bowen, Evan Pritchard.
Assistant to the London Inspector: James Curtis.
Assistant to the Register of Pamphlets: Jonathan Stackhouse.
William Allen to succeed John Clarke as a stamper.
Francis Johnson to succeed Jonathan Stackhouse as assistant to the Teller.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners proposing confirmation of their nomination of the officers for the above places. In this memorial the Commissioners put forward William Churton as one of the three Card Surveyors and William Hopkins as assistant to the London Inspector. In place of these two officers Treasurer Oxford nominated Pritchard and Curtis as above. Money Book XXII, pp. 436–7.
Allowance by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for the half year ended 1710 Xmas (total 665l.); and 1711 June 24 (total 790l.). Ibid., pp. 438–9.
Letter of direction for 727l. 4s. 5½d. as follows to William, Earl of Dartmouth, as late a Principal Secretary of State: viz.
£ s. d.
from 1713 June 24 to Aug. 16 (the day he delivered up the seals) on his 3,000l. per an. for secret service 443 16 0
on his 1,850l. per an. salary: for same time 268 12
on his patent fee or salary of 100l. per an.: for same time 14 15 10
£727 4
Disposition Book XXII, p. 197.
Same for 33,648l. 6s. 2d. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: as imprest for the service of his Office as follows: viz. 19,757l. thereof to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List debts and the remaining 13,891l. 6s. 2d. out of loans to be made by said Masham on credit of her Majesty's tin: the whole being intended to clear what is due for emptions and other casual disbursements and expenses payable in the Cofferer's Office at any time in her Majesty's reign before 30 June 1713 and to be applied by him in due proportions of money and tallies according to the several debts due to each person. Civil List Arrears T56/34, p. 120.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. You are to proceed to recover for the Crown the estate of Thomas Griffith, a bastard intestate. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 116.
Same to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed representation [missing] from the Secretary at War concerning clothing for the Forces at Minorca and Gibraltar, which lies ready to be shipped thither. Ibid.
T. Harley to Mr. Lambert to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. John Dorrell relating to a proposal for discovery and preventing the owling trade. Ibid.
Jan. 20. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Her Majesty has received information that there are commissions from several persons in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Dumfries for bringing home of arms and ammunitions. In accordance with her Majesty's pleasure to my Lord Treasurer you are to be careful to send an account to the Secretaries of State from time to time what arms and ammunitions are imported into any of the ports in Scotland, by whom and for whose account. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 117.
Same to Secretary Bolingbroke to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Francis Manning, late [her Majesty's] Secretary to the Republic of the Grisons, praying to be paid his allowances to Dec. 20 last, when he returned into her Majesty's presence. Ibid.