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'Warrant Books: February 1714, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 115-140. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86139 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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February 1714, 1-10

Feb. 1. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Treasurer Oxford to pay himself 5,000l. as royal bounty, the Queen being desirous that he should partake of some mark of her favour in consideration of “the many eminent and signal services which you have performed both for our honour and the good and advantage of our kingdoms andthe great and indefatigable labours which you constantly employtherein.” (Money warrant dated Feb. 4 for 3,500l. in part hereofand Feb. 6 for the remaining 1,500l. hereof.) (Money orders datedFeb. 5 and Feb. 13 for 3,500l. and 1,500l. respectively.) Queen'sWarrant Book XXVI, p. 17. Money Book XXII, p. 459. OrderBook VIII, pp. 389, 395.
William Lowndes to the Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for NorthWales. Send my Lord Treasurer an exact state of your accountsof the revenue of North Wales to Michaelmas last and what remainsin your hands thereon. (The like letter to the Receiver of SouthWales.) (The like letter to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall.)(A like letter to the Auditor of Wales and the Auditor of said Duchyrespectively for a state of the accounts of those revenues and thecharges thereon.) Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 122, 123.
Feb. 1. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. Hasten your draft of a privy seal for paying such pensions as are chargeable on the Ordinary of the Navy and also for allowing such payments as have been made upon any of them not hitherto duly warranted by a privy seal. Please send a list of such pensions and payments in order to its being adjusted and presented for the Queen's signature. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 122.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to send to the Comptroller of the Accounts of the Army every other Friday a note of the issues made at the Exchequer to the respective Paymasters of the Forces.
Prefixing: memorial to the Secretaries of the Treasury from saidComptrollers dated Jan. 28 last desiring as above to enable them to comply with her Majesty's Instructions of 19 Sept. 1713 “directing us to view and examine the vouchers of the respective Paymasters'accounts every other Saturday and to certify same to the LordTreasury every other Tuesday.”Ibid., p. 124.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of John Murray of Philiphaugh, Esq., shewing that his father, James Murray, Esq., had a salary of 444l. 16s. 8d. as LordClerk Register in Scotland before the Union and that 222l. 8s. 4d. still remains unpaid for the half year ended at Whitsunday 1707:therefore praying payment. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 21.
Same to same of the petition of William Carmichael for himself and [for] James Adam, Deputy Solicitor, praying payment of his yearly allowance of 250l. as one of her Majesty's Solicitors, [which is] due to him not only for the term of Whit[sunday] 1707 but also from Whit[sunday] 1708 to 25 May 1709: and [further praying]for paying 20l. yearly to James Adam as Deputy Solicitor. Ibid.
Feb. 2. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Edward Nicholas to pay600l. to Solomon Blackman as royal bounty. Queen's Warrant BookXXVI, p. 14.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,065l. to Gomez Serra, merchant, for a jewel bought of him by the Queen's direction. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 14. Order Book VIII, p. 387.
Same to same to pay 1,038l. to Mathew Decker, being 1,000l. for so much expended by him for the Queen's especial service and 38l. for [Exchequer and Treasury] fees on the issue thereof. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.)Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 14. Order Book VIII, p. 388.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marine Regiments, to pay 6,000l. to Charles, Earl of Peterborough, in full of all demands whatsoever on account of his commission as General of all the MarineForces, for which he has received no pay from the 2nd Nov. 1710, the date of his commission as such, to the present time: and is to be for the whole time from the date of said Commission to the time the said Marine Forces have been or shall be disbanded and no longer employed as Marines. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 15.
Feb. 2. Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,000l. to Sir William Fazakerley, Chamberlain of the City of London, as the Queen's charity and benevolence to the poor of the parishes of said city. (Money warrant dated Feb. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 17. Order Book VIII, p. 393.
Same to same to pay 322l. to Sir Clement Cottrell, Master of theCeremonies, 300l. thereof as a present to Count Vandernath [Gerhard, Count Dernath], Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Holstein:and the remaining 22l. for [Exchequer and other] fees on the issue thereof. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order datedFeb. 15 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 18. Order BookVIII, p. 397.
Same to same to pay 376l. 12s. 0d. to said Cottrell, 350l. thereof as a present from the Queen to Monsieur Rosencrans [Iver EriksenRosenkrantz], Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, and the remaining 26l. 12s. 0d. for fees as above. (Money warrant and order, ut supra.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 18. Order BookVIII, p. 397.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, or to the SolicitorGeneral for a great seal for a grant to William, Earl of Yarmouth, of the two third parts of all gold mines reserved to the Crown in the grant of 1672 Sept. 27 from Charles II. to the Royal Africa Company of all mines of gold and silver which it should find in Africa: theAttorney General being of opinion that the Queen can lawfully grant away the interest in the two thirds of the gold mines reserved in the abovesaid grant, “the Act made in the first year of our reign for the better support of our Household and of the honour and dignity of our Crown extending only to our revenues in England, Wales and the town of Berwick on Tweed.” Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 19.
Same to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties, to pay 300l. to Benedict Leonard Calvert as royal bounty towards the maintenance and education of his children in the Protestant religion. Ibid., p. 20.
(fn. 1) Money warrant for 3,960l. 19s. 10d. toCharles Whitworth, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Emperor of Russia, for seven bills of extraordinaries 1710–11 Jan. 15 to 1712 Dec. 22 in the said service: to be paid out of the 500,000l. for the Civil List arrears. Money Book XXII, p. 446.
Feb. 2. Money warrant for 1,046l. to William Chetwynd, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Genoa: for five bills of extraordinaries 1710Dec. 12 to 1712–13 March 12 in the said service: 613l. 18s. 3d. thereof to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Chetwynd on her Majesty's tin.
Appending: one bill: £ s. d.
(1) 12 Dec. 1710 to 12 June 1711: dated Genoa1711 June 25, new style.
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 42 0 0
for private intelligence 12 0 0
for postage of my own letters 96 0 0
paid for a filuqua to go to Barcelona with theEarl of Dartmouth's letters for Lieut. Gen. Stanhope, sent by his Lordship's [Dartmouth's]particular order as specified in his letter of the 5 Dec. 1710, but the filuqua being drove back some days after she was sailed and a man of war arriving at the same time I discharged the former, getting back 35l. of the money given: so there remains disbursed 15 0 0
paid a courier sent from Leghorn by Capt. Stewart, Commander of her Majesty's shipDartmouth, who was drove in thither when bound to Genoa with the Admiral's andBrigadier Lepell's despatches for the Earl ofDartmouth; which were forwarded to hisLordship the 12 Feb. 1711 12 17 8
paid for a filuqua sent to Vado with the Earl ofDartmouth's letters brought by one of theQueen's messengers for Sir John Jennings, hearing that there were two English men of war there 5 0 0
paid for the passage of my servant to PortMahon whom I sent with the said despatches, the men of war being sailed, by order of theEarl of Dartmouth, as specified in his Lordship's letter to me of the 2 Feb. old style, 1711–12 25 0 0
for half a year's pay to a person engaged to give intelligence of the enemy's preparations at Toulon and Marseilles, his wages being settled at 200 francs per month, as per advice given to the Earl of Dartmouth the 18th Jan. 1711 and approved of by his Lordship, fcs. 1,200 at 3 per crown 100 0 0
for portage of letters for the Queen's Ministers. 98 0 0
£405 17 6
Followed by: Secretary the Earl of Dartmouth's allowance dated Whitehall 1711 Sept. 25. I allow the first three articles of this bill as being within the Regulation. The rest being for services performed by particular direction or upon unavoidable emergencies seem likewise reasonable to be allowed, but are however submitted to my Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(2) from 12 June 1711 to 12 Dec.: dated Genoa1 Feb. 1712, new style.
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 38 0 0
for private Intelligence 14 0 0
for postage of my own letters 98 0 0
paid for a filuqua to Vado and back again, where I went to wait on the King of SpainOct. 8 8 0 0
paid for a courier Oct. 16 sent to Milan with my answer about taking upon me the embarcation of Bagin's Regiment of Foot for Spain, the King of Spain desiring I would inform his Majesty of my resolution by a courier, he whom his Majesty had despatched [to]me being ordered forward to Leghorn to join the Admiral. 17 0 0
Dec. 12: paid the person returned from Toulon his half year's wages adjusted at 200 francs per month, 1,200 francs at 3 per crown 100 0 0
for portage of letters for the Queen's Ministers. 88 0 0
£363 0 0
Followed by: Secretary Dartmouth's allowance dated Whitehall 1713 July 23 of said bill. I allow the first three articles of this bill, being within the Regulation; and likewise the sixth as for a service performed by particular direction, and submit the remainder to my Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(3) from 12 Dec. 1711 to 12 June 1712: datedGenoa 20 July 1712, new style.
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 46 0 0
for private Intelligence 8 0 0
for postage of my own letters 96 0 0
remitted to the person residing at Toulon for his half year's wages, who was sent back thither by the Earl of Dartmouth's order contained in his letter of 29 Jan. 1711–12 100 0 0
paid for postage of letters for the Queen's Ministers 50 0 0
£300 0 0
Followed by: Secretary Dartmouth's allowance dated Whitehall 23 July 1713 of the first three articles as above and likewise the fourth as for a service performed by a particular direction.
£ s. d.
(4) from 12 June 1712 to 12 Dec.: dated Genoa26 Dec. 1713, new style.
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 38 0 0
for private Intelligence 6 0 0
for postage of my own letters 106 0 0
paid for a bark sent to Port Mahon with Lord Bolingbroke's despatches for Admiral Jennings according to his Lordship's order 37 0 0
paid half a year's wages to the person who resided at Toulon by the Earl of Dartmouth's order 100 0 0
for postage of letters for the Queen's Ministers. 53 0 0
£340 0 0
Followed by: the like allowance by Secretary Dartmouth dated Whitehall 23 July 1713 of the first three articles as above and of the fourth and fifth as for services performed by particular direction.
£ s. d.
(5) from 12 Dec. 1712 to 12 March 1713: dated19 March 1713.
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 23 0 0
for postage of my own letters 52 0 0
for postage of letters for the Queen's Ministers. 34 0 0
£109 0 0
Followed by: like allowance dated Whitehall July 23. I allow 75l. of this bill, being within the Regulation, and submit the rest to my Lord Treasurer.
Money Book XXII, pp. 446–9.
Feb. 2 Money warrant for 600l. 7s. 6d. to John Chetwynd, late EnvoyExtraordinary to the Duke of Savoy: for four bills of extraordinaries1 Feb. 1710–11 to 1 Feb. 1712–13 in the said service. Hereof 352l. 7s. 5d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Chetwynd on credit of her Majesty's tin.
Appending: said bills.
£ s. d.
(1) from 1 Feb. 1710–11 to 1 Aug.
for postage of letters and Intelligence 120 15 6
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 30 16 0
for mourning for myself, family and equipage for the late Emperor, as per order 160 0 0
£311 11 6
Followed by: Secretary Dartmouth's allowance dated Whitehall 23 July 1713. I allow the first two articles of this bill, being within theRegulation, and submit the remainder to my Lord High Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(2) from 1 Feb. 1711–12 to 1 Aug. ensuing.
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 30 15 0
for private Intelligence 39 0 0
for postage of letters 80 0 0
for mourning for myself, family and equipage for the late Dauphin and others of the French Court, as by the Queen's particular orders 170 0 0
£319 15 0
Followed by: like allowance dated 23 July 1713of the first three articles of this bill, being within the Regulation.
£ s. d.
(3) from 1 Aug. 1712 to 1 Feb. 1712–13.
for postage of letters 90 10 0
paper, pens and other stationery ware 35 0 0
Intelligence 24 5 0
given to the officers and servants at Court for new year's gifts 50 0 0
£199 15 0
Followed by: like allowance dated 23 July 1713of the first three articles hereof as being within the Regulation.
Ibid., pp. 449–50.
Feb. 2. Same for 865l. 10s. 0d. to James Dayrolle, late herMajesty'sResident at the Hague, 149l. 10s. 0d. thereof to complete a former bill of extraordinaries 1710 Sept. 21 to 1710–11 March 21 allowed by Secretary Henry St. John and the remaining 716l. as in satisfaction of two other bills as follows: hereof 507l. 19s. 6d. is to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remaining357l. 10s. 6d. out of loans to be made by said Dayrolle on credit of her Majesty's tin.
Appending: one of the said bills: £
(1) from 2 Oct. (21 Sept.) [1711] to 26 May (6June) 1712.
for postage of letters to and from all parts 210
for stationery ware 88
for moneys given to seamen, soldiers’ widows and other poor passengers 14
for gratuities given to the several officers at my taking leave of the States 16
for my passage 12
for Gazettes, printed and written Intelligence 105
£445
Followed by: Secretary St. John's allowance dated Whitehall11 June 1712 of 417l. of this total, being pursuant to theRegulation.
Money Book XXII, p. 451.
Feb. 2. Money warrant for 200l. to Dr. Henry Newton, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany for one bill of extraordinaries29 Oct. 1710 to 29 April 1711. Hereof 117l. 7s. 6d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remaining 82l. 12s. 4d. out of loans to be made by said Newton on credit of her Majesty's tin.
Appending: said bill:
£
postage of letters at Venice and Mantua 30
postage of letters at Amsterdam 35
correspondence at Genova, Berne, Rome, Naples &c. 35
postage of letters at Berne, Rome, Florence andGenova 25
stationery wares and Intelligence from all parts 75
gratuities to the Grand Duke's, Princes’ and Princesses'officers and servants at Xmas as accustomary 66
to the officers there and servants at the audience of leave 10
transporting myself and servants from Florence to Leghorn and Genova and gratuities to the Captain &c. of the galley of the Republic 55
for lodgings at Genova and extraordinary expenses in housekeeping, servants &c. 60
fees to officers &c. at the audience of leave there 10
£401
Followed by: Secretary Dartmouth's allowance dated WindsorCastle 21 July 1711. I allow the first five articles. The restI submit to the consideration of my Lord High Treasurer.
Ibid., p. 452.
Same for 859l. to Robert Jackson, Esq., her Majesty's Resident at the Court of Sweden: in satisfaction of four bills of extraordinaries1710 Nov. 11 to 1712 Nov. 11 in that service as allowed by SecretaryBolingbroke. Hereof 504l. 3s. 3d. is to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Jackson on credit of her Majesty's tin. Ibid., p. 453.
Same for 675l. to Abraham Stanyan, Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons: in satisfaction of five bills of extraordinaries25 March 1711 to 24 June 1713 in the said service. Hereof 396l. 3s. 5d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Stanyan on credit of herMajesty's tin.
Appending: two of said bills:
£
(1) from 29 Sept. 1711 to 25 March 1712: datedMilan5 April 1712.
for stationery ware 25
paid to Mr. Clignet of Leyden for postage of letters to and from Great Britain 45
paid for postage of letters at Berne from Great Britain 20
paid for postage of letters from all other parts 30
paid for postage here at Milan 30
the extraordinary charges of my journey from Berne to Milan 75
paid for the transportation of my baggage 20
£245
Followed by: Secretary Dartmouth's allowance datedWhitehall 28 June 1712. I allow the first five articles of this bill, being within the Regulation. The sixth and seventh seem to be reasonable. They are however submitted to my Lord High Treasurer.
(2) from 25 March 1713 to June 24: dated Berne12 July 1713, new style. £
for stationery ware 10
paid to Mr. Clignet of Leyden for postage of pacquets to and from London 25
paid at Milan and Berne for the postage of pacquets from Leyden 22
for postage of letters from all other parts 18
the extraordinary charges of transporting myself and whole family from Milan to Berne amount to 180
paid a part for transporting my heavy baggage 26
£281
Followed by: the like allowance dated Whitehall 14 Aug. 1713. I allow the first four articles of this bill, being within the Regulation, and submit the remainder to my Lord High Treasurer.
Ibid., pp. 453–4.
Feb. 2. Same for 300l. to Francis Manning, late her Majesty's Secretary to the Republic of the Grisons: in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries 1710 July 18 to 1711 July 18 in that service. Hereof176l. 1s. 6d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears;and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Manning on credit of her Majesty's tin. Ibid., p. 455.
Same for 960l. to John Laws, her Majesty's Secretary at Brussels:in satisfaction of five bills of extraordinaries 1710 Aug. 7 to 1713Aug. 7 in the said service. Hereof 563l. 8s. 10d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Laws on credit of her Majesty's tin.
Appending: one of said bills:
£ s. d.
from 7 Feb. 1710–11 to 7 Aug. 1711: datedBrussels25 Nov. 1711.
for Intelligence 75 0 0
postage of letters 48 15 0
pens, ink, paper and prints 28 5 0
expended on a journey to the Hague and during a fortnight's stay there by my Lord Orrery's order when at his first coming into the Commission of her Majesty's Plenipotentiary I was commanded to meet him in Holland with the papers concerning the affairs then treating there “which regarded there countries” 30 0 0
£180 0 0
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated WindsorCastle 24 Oct. 1713. I allow 150l. of this bill for six months pursuant to the Regulation.
Money Book XXII, pp. 455–6.
Feb. 2. Money warrant for 150l. to James Craggs, late her Majesty'sResident at the Court of Spain: in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries1710 Dec. 17 to March 17 following in that service, as allowed bySecretary Dartmouth. Hereof 88l. 0s. 9d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans by said Craggs on credit of her Majesty's tin. Ibid., p. 456.
Same for 675l. to Christian Cole, her Majesty's Secretary at Venice:in satisfaction of nine bills of extraordinaries 1710–11 Jan. 31 to1713 April 30 in that service, as allowed by Secretary Dartmouth. Hereof 396l. 3s. 5d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. forCivil List arrears and the balance out of loans to be made by said Cole on credit of her Majesty's tin. Ibid., p. 457.
Same for 375l. to Francis Palmes, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Vienna and Turin, in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries 28 Dec. 1710 to 12 Aug. 1711 in said service: as allowed by Secretary St. John. Hereof 220l. 1s. 11d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Palmes on credit of her Majesty's tin.
Appending. said bill:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters, pacquets and other expresses 167 10 0
Intelligence of all sorts, translating papers &c. 158 0 0
pens, ink, paper, Gazettes and other stationery ware 75 10 0
for my journey from Vienna to London which I undertook at the instance of the Earl of Peterborough for her Majesty's immediate service 158 0 0
charges of bringing home my goods, equipage and servants from Vienna to London 226 0 0
£785 0 0
Followed by: Secretary St. John's allowance dated Whitehall5 April 1712 hereof. “There being 401l. charged in the first three articles of this bill for seven months and 14 days’extraordinaries I do allow 375l. thereof pursuant to Regulation. As to the fourth article Mr. Palmes did come intoEngland at the instance of the Earl of Peterborough for her Majesty's service and the sum of 158l. charged for that journey seems to me not unreasonable, but is nevertheless submitted to my Lord Treasurer. As to the fifth article Mr. Palmes was in England at the time her Majesty was pleased to signify to the Court of Vienna his being recalled, and his equipage, goods and servants being then at Vienna it is reasonable he should be allowed the expense of their return and transportation. But the sum of 226l. charged for that service I submit to my Lord High Treasurer.”
Ibid., pp. 457–8.
Feb. 2. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford of a money order of 1711–12March 18, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 190–1, for 3,296l. 5s. 0d. to the Duke of Marlborough for Ambassadorial extraordinaries. The same is to be hereby satisfied by 1,934l. 12s. 5d. [in money] out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remaining1,361l. 12s. 7d. by tallies of loan to be made by said Duke on credit of the Queen's tin. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 130.
Feb. 2
et postea.
The particular orders for sums as follows to ForeignMinisters [for extraordinaries] were directed to be satisfied as above in moneys and tallies respectively in manner following: viz.
825l. to Charles, Earl of Orrery, late Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Hague and at Brussels, for one bill from 10 Feb. 1710–11 to 27 June 1713 (the day of his return): by 484l. 4s. 1d. in money and 340l. 15s. 11d. in tallies.
610l. to Ja. Stanhop, late Envoy and Plenipotentiary in Spain, for two bills from 8 Feb. 1709–10 to 28 Nov. 1710 (when he was taken prisoner at Brihuega in Spain): by 358l. 0s. 5d. in money and 251l. 19s. 7d. in tallies.
598l. 15s. 0d. to William Cadogan, Esq., late Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General, for two bills from 1 Nov. 1709 to 1 Nov. 1710: by 351l. 8s. 4d. in money and 247l. 6s. 8d. in tallies.
3,960l. 19s. 10d. to Cha. Whitworth, late AmbassadorExtraordinary to the Emperor of Russia, for seven bills from 15 Jan. 1710–11 to 22 Dec. 1712: by 2,324l. 15s. 5d. in money and 1,636l. 4s. 5d. in tallies.
600l. 7s. 6d. to John Chetwynd, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, for four bills from 1 Feb. 1710–11to 1 Feb. 1712–13: by 352l. 7s. 5d. in money and 248l. 0s. 1d. in tallies.
1,486l. to William Chetwynd, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Genoa, on his extraordinaries from 12 Dec. 1709 to 12 March 1712–13 as Resident: by 872l. 3s. 2d. in money and 613l. 16s. 10d. in tallies.
974l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Palmes, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Vienna and Turin: for extraordinaries28 Dec. 1709 to 12 Aug. 1711: by 571l. 19s. 0d. in money and 402l. 11s. 0d. in tallies.
800l. to Dr. Henry Newton, late Envoy Extraordinary to theGrand Duke of Tuscany, for extraordinaries 29 April 1709to 29 April 1711: by 469l. 10s. 8d. in money and 330l. 9s. 4d. in tallies.
400l. to Daniel Poultney, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark, for two bills from 18 Aug. 1709 to 18 Aug. 1710: by 234l. 15s. 4d. in money and 165l. 4s. 8d. in tallies.
675l. to Abraham Stanyan, Envoy Extraordinary to the SwissCantons, for five bills from 25 March 1711 to 24 June 1713:by 396l. 3s. 5d. in money and 278l. 16s. 7d. in tallies.
750l. to James Craggs, late Resident at the Court of Spain, for five bills from 17 Dec. 1709 to 17 March 1710–11: by440l. 3s. 9d. in money and 309l. 16s. 3d. in tallies.
600l. to Geo. Delaval, Envoy Extraordinary to the King ofPortugal, for eight bills from 10 Dec. 1710 to 10 Dec. 1712:by 352l. 3s. 0d. in money and 247l. 17s. 0d. in tallies.
1,463l. to James D'Ayrolle, late Resident at the Hague, for extraordinaries 25 Dec. 1709 to 26 May 1712: by 858l. 13s. 2d. in money and 604l. 6s. 10d. in tallies.
975l. to Christian Cole, her Majestys’ Secretary at Venice, for 13 bills from 31 Jan. 1709–10 to 30 April 1713: by572l. 4s. 11d. in money and 402l. 15s. 1d. in tallies.
180l. to Isaac D'Alais, her Majesty's Secretary at the Court of Hanover, “which her Majesty hath though fit to be allowed him for his extraordinary disbursements in herMajesty's service” from 1 Jan. 1709–10 to 1 Jan. 1710–11:by 105l. 12s. 11d. in money and 74l. 7s. 1d. in tallies.
300l. to Fra. Manning, late her Majesty's Secretary to the Republic of the Grisons: for one bill from 18 July 1710 to 18 July1711: by 176l. 1s. 6d. in money and 123l. 18s. 6d. in tallies.
799l. to James Scot, Envoy Extraordinary to the King ofPoland, for two bills from 1 May 1711 to 1 May 1713: by468l. 18s. 11d. in money and 330l. 1s. 1d. in tallies.
1,310l. to John Laws, her Majesty's Secretary at Brussels, for seven bills from 7 Aug. 1709 to 7 Aug. 1713: by 768l. 17s. 3d. in money and 541l. 2s. 9d. in tallies.
1,096l. to Robert Jackson, her Majesty's Resident at the Court of Sweden, for five bills from 11 May 1710 to 11 Nov. 1712:by 643l. 5s. 3d. in money and 452l. 14s. 9d. in tallies.
464l. 8s. 6d. to Thomas L'Fever, Secretary to the ExtraordinaryEmbassy to the King of Portugal, for one bill in the years1709 and 1710: by 272l. 11s. 7d. in money and 191l. 16s. 11d. in tallies.
600l. to William Breton, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia, for two bills from 25 Dec. 1711 to 24 June 1713:by 352l. 3s. 0d. in money and 247l. 17s. 0d. in tallies.
217l. to Robert Jackson, her Majesty's Resident at the Court of Sweden, for one bill from 11 Nov. 1712 to 11 May 1713:by 127l. 7s. 3d. in money and 89l. 12s. 9d. in tallies.
300l. to the executors of Jo[h]n Wyche, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp, Mecklenburg and the Hanse Towns: 75l. to complete a former bill for300l. from 30 March 1709 to 30 March 1710; and 225l. in part of another bill for 300l. for the year ended 30 March1711, “being to satisfy so much of the last mentioned bill as is incurred between 30 March 1710 and Xmas following”:by 176l. 1s. 6d. in money and 123l. 18s. 6d. in tallies.
150l. to Geo. Delaval, late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, for two bills from 10 Dec. 1712 to 10 June 1713:by 88l. 0s. 9d. in money and 61l. 19s. 3d. in tallies.
750l. to the executors of John Wyche, late Envoy to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp, Mecklenburg and the Hanse Towns;750l. per warrant dated 29 April 1714: 75l. to complete a former bill for 300l. for one year's extraordinaries to 30 March1711; and 675l. for three bills from 1711 March 30 to 30 June1713: by 440l. 3s. 9d. in money and 309l. 16s. 3d. in tallies.
330l. to Abraham Stanyan, Envoy to the Swiss Cantons: by warrant dated 10 May 1714 for two bills from 25 March 1710to 25 March 1711: by 193l. 13s. 8d. in money and 136l. 6s. 4d. in tallies.
490l. 15s. 0d. to Benjamin Lodington, her Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Tripoly, for two bills in 1710 and1711: by 288l. 0s. 8d. in money and 202l. 14s. 4d. in tallies.
1,234l. 17s. 6d. to the executors of Robert Cole, late her Majesty'sConsul at Algiers, for three bills from 10 Aug. 1709 to 10 Aug. 1712: by 724l. 15s. 5d. in money and 510l. 2s. 1d. in tallies.
1,215l. to Daniel Pulteney, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark, for six bills from 18 Aug. 1710 to 18 Aug. 1713:by 713l. 2s. 1d. in money and 501l. 17s. 11d. in tallies.
1,339l. 3s. 0d. to James Jefferyes, her Majesty's Minister residing with the King of Sweden, for 10 bills from 15 Jan. 1710–11to 15 July 1713: by 786l. in money and 553l. 3s. 0d. in tallies.
474l. 18s. 6d. to Henry D'Avenant, late her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort, for one bill from 12 March 1710–11 to 12 Dec. 1711: by 278l. 14s. 10d. in money and 196l. 3s. 8d. in tallies.
Civil List Arrears T 56/34, pp. 130–34.
Feb. 2. Money warrant for 67l. 10s. 0d. to Sir WilliamGifford, Governor of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich and Keeper of her Majesty's Palace and Park there: without account: in satisfaction of so much by him expended in providing hay for the deer in the said Park for three winters past. (Money order dated Feb. 2 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 460. Order Book VIII, p. 394.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 10l. to Charles Palmer as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 460.
Same by same to John Holbech “appointed to pay arrears in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office to Xmas 1712” to apply the14,969l. 16s. 10d. directed, ut supra, p. 103, to clear bills due in saidOffice to Christmas 1712: viz. as follows:
Messengers’ bills.
Money
.
Tallies. Total.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Jo[h]n Thornburgh 285 3 0 209 6 4 494 9 4
Antho. Dagley 421 8 6 309 7 1 730 15 7
RichardHayward 326 13 8 239 16 2 566 9 10
Jos. Smith 315 14 8 231 15 5 547 10 1
SamuelTaylor 87 14 8 64 8 0 152 2 8
Natha[niel]Wilcocks 69 12 0 51 1 11 120 13 11
Cha. Couchman 183 14 3 134 17 2 318 11 5
SimonChapman 181 5 10 133 1 7 314 7 5
ThomasDavis 49 8 11 36 5 11 85 14 10
JohnFyson 32 12 1 23 18 7 56 10 8
ThomasHarrison 69 9 8 51 0 0 120 9 8
FortuneBarton 334 11 0 245 11 8 580 2 8
Natha[niel]Barlow 164 13 2 120 17 5 285 10 7
RichardBarlow 214 12 1 157 10 10 372 2 11
Jo[h]nBrighter 68 1 2 49 19 2 118 0 4
ThomasBeak 100 5 4 73 12 0 173 17 4
Hum[phrey]Beckley 168 18 8 124 0 2 292 18 10
Geo. Collins 232 15 8 170 17 8 403 13 4
FrancisElcock 245 14 11 180 8 0 426 2 11
Geo. Fry 321 11 1 236 1 0 557 12 1
EdwardGibbs 110 18 10 81 8 10 192 7 8
RichardRavell 66 13 48 18 9 115 12
RichardSherman 155 7 3 114 0 11 269 8 2
ThomasSmith 67 19 49 17 11 117 17
Several messengers whose sums do not exceed 50l. each 263 1 3 263 1 3
Warrants signed by the Lord Chamberlain.
Sir WilliamOldes 70 14 9 51 18 7 122 13 4
JohnInglis 73 2 3 53 13 5 126 15 8
WalterMartin 50 1 8 36 15 4 86 17 0
ChristopherShrider 57 7 7 42 2 5 99 10 0
Jo[h]nHoward 204 14 4 150 5 8 355 0 0
TimothyGoodwin 34 1 4 25 0 3 59 1 7
the executors of Jos. Kay 376 15 10 276 12 0 653 7 10
the executors of Phillip Harris 676 14 4 496 15 3 1,173 9 7
Thomas Archer, Esq.. 65 18 3 48 7 9 114 6 0
DanielMalthus 134 12 9 98 17 4 233 10 1
Mr. Churchill and Edward Castle, stationers 2,399 11 2 1,761 9 6 4,161 0 8
Several persons whose sums do not exceed 50l.each 108 2 4 108 2 4
£8,789 16 10 £6,180 0 0 £14,969 16 10
Civil List Arrears T56/34, pp. 125–6.
Feb. 2. Letter of direction for 6,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of theNavy: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest to be paid over to SirRoger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, to satisfy a royal warrant of the 2nd inst. for paying 6,000l. to the Earl of Peterborough. (William Lowndes dated Feb. 8 to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill to imprest said sum to Mostyn for said purpose.)Disposition Book XXII, p. 202.
William Lowndes to Sir James Bateman to lay before the [SouthSea Company] Directors for their report the enclosed proposal [missing]of Mr. Parker for carrying on the Fishery. Out Letters (General)XXI, p. 123.
Jan. 2
[erratum
for
Feb. 2].
Same to the Salt Commissioners. By your memorial of the 26th ult. you have proposed to put the Salt Duty in Scotland under the management of the Excise Commissioners there; and offered for their assistance at the outset to send ’em a scheme of your management of the Salt Duties here. You are to prepare such a scheme forthwith and send it to my Lord Treasurer to be sent to Scotland accordingly. Ibid., p. 124.
Feb. 2. Same to Mr. Borret to attend my Lord to-morrow about a decree now making in Chancery which may affect the debts due to her Majesty from Mr. Charles Mason. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to prepare an estimate for repairing and fitting up the lodgings at St. James's which are intended forMrs. Cooper, one of the Gentlewomen of the Bedchamber. Ibid., p. 125.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay 61l. per an. salary to Lancelot Whitehall as Customer of Chichester port. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 102.
Same by same to same to re-establish three Customs House sloops or smacks at Weymouth, Fowey and Penzance respectively for preventing the exportation of wool and running of uncustomed and prohibited goods; which smacks were laid aside during the late war: at and establishment, detailed, of 407l. 13s. 9d. each smack;being for a Commander, mate, 11 mariners and a boy for each. Ibid., pp. 105–6.
Feb. 2, 4
,11, 25.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ EdwardDenny, jun., as collector at Speights and Bays adjacent to Barbadosloco his father, who is disabled by lameness in his right hand.
Ralph Werden as a tidesman at Liverpool loco John Smith, deceased.
Robert Fryer as deputy to Thomas Crohare, a Queen's waiter, London port, loco Charles Smith, who relinquished same.
Patrick Farrell as copying clerk of the Entries Inwards in London port loco William Alexander, dismissed.
Thomas Redstone as waiter and searcher at Newport in Cowes port loco William Cave, dismissed.
Charles Smith as a Comptroller in the warehouses for prohibitedEast India goods loco John Owen, deceased.
Leonard Bread (one of the tidesmen and boatmen at Rye) as chief boatman at Chichester loco John White, deceased.
John Gawn (for several years an extraordinary tidesman and boatman at Cowes) as tidesman and boatman at Rye loco Leonard Bread:and the three other tidesmen and boatmen at Rye to have established10l. per an. in lieu of incidents to make their salaries 30l. per an. each.
Henry Fortee as established tidesman and boatman at Cowes locoJohn Gawn: and the tidesmen at Cowes to have the character of boatmen as well; they being often employed as boatmen there as occasion requires.
Lancelot Jordan (one of the landwaiters at Lyme Regis) as Surveyor in that port loco William Rolfe, superannuated.
George Eyres to succeed said Jordan.
Hugh Northcote (a landwaiter at Exeter) as a Surveyor thereloco Robert Farr, surrendered.
Edmund Bampfylde to succeed said Northcote.
George Lisle (waiter and searcher at Weymouth) as a landwaiter at Newcastle loco Robert Blackmore, superannuated.
William Taunton to succeed said Lisle. Out Letters (Customs)XVI, pp. 101, 102, 105, 106–7, 115–16.
Feb. 2, 3,
14, 22, 27.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Heilson for release of the ship Christian from quarantine.
The like of the petition of James Young for the ship James: same being referred to the Lord Treasurer by order in Council datedFeb. 14.
The like of Henry Lyell for the ship Lisle, Greg[ory] Shipton master, with iron and deals from Stockholm: on an order of reference datedJan. 31 from the Privy Council to the Lord Treasurer.
The like for the Sarah with pipe staves from Bremen, and theSamuel with bale goods from Hamburg: on the like order of reference from the Privy Council.
The like of the petition of Richard Tomlinson for the ship Iphigenia, Jos. Belton master, with bale goods from Hamburg: and the YoungDick, Jos. Richardson master, with the like from same: and theTwo Brothers, Math. Oates master, with bale goods from Bremen:and the Samuel, Sam. Ferrier master, with iron and pitch from Stockholm: all on an order of reference dated Feb. 20 from the PrivyCouncil.
The like of the petition of John Travers and Henry Norris for the ship Merchants’ Goodwill, Edm. Wallington master, with bale goods from Hamburg: on the like order of reference from the Privy Council.
The like of the petition of several masters [sic for owners] for the ship Sarah and Anne, James Liddell master, laden with pipe staves:on the like order of reference from the Privy Council.
The like of the petition of William Halston for the ship Christian, with iron and flax from Konigsberg: on the like order of reference from the Privy Council. Ibid., pp. 72, 75.
Feb. 3. Royal warrant dormant dated Windsor Castle to Thomas Moor, Receiver and Paymaster of the Land Forces in Minorca, Dunkirk, Gibraltar, the Low Countries or elsewhere, to pay to the officers of the Exchequer the fees on issues for the pay of said Forces and further to detain in his own hands the yearly sum of 3,012l. 18s. 6d. for the allowances as follow: all as from 1713 Aug. 24 until further orders:viz.
per an.
£ s. d.
for his own salary 1,200 0 0
for his under officers, clerks, incidents and office rent 1,230 0 0
for new year's gifts to be given by him to the officers and clerks of the Treasury andExchequer as usual 582 18 6
£3,012 18 6
The said sums are to be paid and detained out of the deduction of 12d. per £ from moneys paid for the service of the said Forces. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 16.
Feb. 3. Money warrant for 600l. to George Delaval, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, in satisfaction of eight bills of extraordinaries10 Dec. 1710 to 10 Dec. 1712 in said service as allowed by SecretaryDartmouth. Hereof 352l. 3s. 0d. is to be satisfied out of the500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by said Delaval on credit of her Majesty's tin. Money Book XXII, p. 458.
Same for 799l. to James Scot, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland: in satisfaction of two bills of extraordinaries 1711 May 1to 1713 May 1 in said service, as allowed by Secretary Bolingbroke. Hereof 468l. 18s. 11d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. forCivilList arrears and the remainder out of loans to be made by saidScot, ut supra. Ibid., p. 459.
Money order for 4,045l. 19s. 10d. to John Williams, Agent to herMajesty's printers, for so much due to the said printers for paper and printing of Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, speeches and other things by them delivered for the service of the two Houses from 1711 Sept. 29 to 1713 June 24. Hereof 2,375l. to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and1,670l. 7s. 10d. out of loans [to be made by the said Williams for the said printers] on credit of her Majesty's tin. Order Book VIII, p. 388.
Same for 679l. 19s. 11d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries by him delivered to the several new Offices of theReceipt, detailed, see supra, p. 91, in the half year ended at Michaelmas 1713. (In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1716 Sept. 19hereof.) Ibid., p. 392.
Letter of direction for 1,260l. to the executors of James, Duke ofQueensberry, for so much expended by him for her Majesty's secret service when he was a Principal Secretary of State: and is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears [see infra, p. 185]. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 145.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Duke of Leeds concerning some wine arrived for him from Dunkirk. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 125.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. Send my Lord a state of the final account of Henry Baker, late Solicitor for theAffairs of the Treasury. Ibid., p. 126.
Treasury reference to the Managers of the present Lottery anno1713 [13 Anne, c. 18] of the petition of the Cashiers of the Bank ofEngland for payment of 562l. 10s. 6d. for expenses in acting asReceivers of the Lotteries anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 18 and c. 19]and 2,800l. as reward for services of them and their clerks. Reference Book IX, p. 151.
Feb. 4. Money warrant for 764l. to Thomas Lowther: without account:for so much expended for Exchequer and Treasury fees &c. on moneys received and paid by William Lowndes for her Majesty's secret services since 8 March 1712–13. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) MoneyBook XXII, p. 460. Order Book VIII, p. 389.
T. Harley to Spencer Compton to pay arrears of pensions as follows: out of [Civil List] imprests for arrears of the Queen's [private]pensions, bounties &c.: viz.
£
to Cort Walkeling for 2½ years to 1713 June 24 on his pension of 330l. per an. 825
to John Remy de Montigny for same time on his pension of 150l. per an. 375
£1,200
Civil List Arrears T56/34, p. 124.
Letter of direction for 9,244l. 8s. 11½d. to WilliamRoberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor: 5,429l. thereof out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remaining 3,815l. 8s. 11½d. out of loans to be made by said Roberts on credit of her Majesty's tin: and is intended to clear the artificers of said Works for stores and works at any time in the Queen's reign before 1713 Midsummer. Ibid., p. 136.
William Lowndes to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Henry Bellasyse, Governor of Berwick, representing the usefulness of the Town Major in that Garrison; as also of the Master Gunner and Gunner belonging to the Castle inHoly Island; which he prays may be continued on the Establishment. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 125.
T. Harley to Mr. Pym, Secretary to the South Sea Company, for a certificate of the last dividend on South Sea Stock [payable to the public and standing] in the names of the respective Paymasters[of Public Departments] “as also for the stock which has been pawned by them.” Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has received from General Nicholson (who is executing a Commission of enquiry in North America) a state of Mr. Daniel Mahon's account of provisions procured for Admiral Walker's squadron at Boston in New England in 1711. I enclose same, as also an extract of other papers [all missing] which concern the Bills of Credit issued by theGovernment there and the bills of exchange drawn for the same[provisions] on the Government here. Please state the whole affair as it lies now before you and report to my Lord how her Majesty may have right done [to her] under such gross abuses as appear by the said accounts to have been committed. (A like letter to the Auditors of Imprests.) (A like letter to the Board of Ordnance about an account of sloop hire charged on the Ordnance by Sir Hovenden Walker and others.) (A like letter to the Navy Commissioners; with an account of sloop hire charged on the Navy by said Walker and others.) Ibid., p. 126.
Feb. 4. Same to Mr. Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons]enclosing two accounts sent from General Nicholson as above [missing]of the clothing furnished by Mr. Netmaker out of her Majesty's stores brought back from [England to] Canada as well to the IndependentCompanies at Annapolis Royal as to those at Placentia: as also copies of bills of lading, letters and other transactions relating thereto. You are to take care that the offreckonings of the said Independent Companies be stopped in your hands for her Majesty's use and that no assignments be admitted thereupon till the moneys charged for the said clothing be repaid, viz. 2,141l. 2s. 6d. from the four IndependentCompanies at Annapolis Royal and 1,311l. 4s. 0d: from the four Independent Companies at Placentia for clothing consigned to them respectively. Please write to Col. Caufield, who commands at Annapolis, to acquaint him with this direction and that my LordTreasurer is pleased at his ready compliance in taking the said clothing. Also to Col. Hunter at New York to acquaint him that my Lord is concerned to find the taking off other part of the said clothing for the use of the Forces there should be defeated, since it concerns herMajesty so much to have same disposed of in those parts. Ibid., p. 127.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Jervas Byfeld in the business of Comptroller of Customs. Ibid., p. 128.
Same to Mr. Borret enclosing the petition [missing] of EdwardDownes relating to a forfeited estate which he proposes to discover. Take care of the prosecution and that it be at petitioner's expense. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Byrd, Receiver General of Virginia. In reply to the memorial laid before my Lord by your agent some few days since my Lord consents to your return to England for a short time to settle your private affairs, on your leaving a sufficiently qualified deputy to execute your office in your absence. Ibid., p. 131.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition ofRobert Knight, Cashier of the South Sea Company, praying an allowance for his care and trouble in receiving 5,403,014l. 6s. 1d. subscribed into the said Company and to enable him to pass his accounts.
(Reference cancelled on the same day by the Lord Treasurer and made afresh to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Auditors ofImprests and William Lowndes.) Reference Book IX, p. 151.
Feb. 5. Letter of direction for 6,013l. 1s. 8½d. toConyers Darcy and Geo. Fielding, Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse, 3,525l. thereof out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remaining2,488l. 1s. 8½d. out of loans to be made by them on credit of herMajesty's tin: and is to clear what is due on the extraordinary service of the Stables between Aug. 1712 and Midsummer 1713, and [is to be paid] in due proportions by money and loan tallies. Civil ListArrears T 56/34, p.138.
Treasury reference to [Sidney Godolphin] the Auditor for Wales of the petition of Roger Tonman, late Sheriff of Radnor, praying to be reimbursed 200l. which he was obliged to borrow to pay [rewards to] the convictors of five felons and burglars who were condemnedat the great County Sessions in March last. Reference Book IX, p. 152.
Feb. 5. Treasury reference to [Sidney Godolphin] the Auditor for Wales of the petition of Francis Winnington and Edmund Brydges for repayment of 70l. levied by the Sheriff of Cardigan on the recognizances of Evan Evans and Jenkin Evans and petitioners, their sureties, on the indictment for barretry against the said Evanses. Ibid., pp. 152–3.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Anna Britain, a prisoner in Newgate, praying remission of her fine of 20l. Ibid., p. 154.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Francis Gwyn, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay to the Regiments of Horse and Dragoons commanded by MajorGen. Pepper and Col. Bland the difference between the English and the Irish Establishment rates for the subsistence for the effectiveOfficers and men on the muster roll for the time between their being placed on the Establishment of Ireland and the time of their arrival in that kingdom.
Prefixing: (1) report dated 26 Oct. 1713 by the Comptrollers ofArmy Accounts on the Duke of Ormonde's report for allowing English pay to said Regiments for said intermediate time. The said Regiments were taken prisoner in Spain in 1711; and were (by the Queen's order of 25 July 1712) placed on the Establishment of Ireland “from the 23 of Dec. preceding” but did not arrive from their imprisonment till January 1712–13 and having no notice of their said removal to the Irish Establishment they were subsisted till their arrival in Ireland according to the Establishment of Great Britain, which being much larger than is allowed upon the Establishment of Ireland the difference is charged upon the pay of the Officers in order to reimburse thePaymaster here; and [also] the Establishment of Ireland is less as to numbers both of Officers and men than that of Great Britain, viz. two entire Troops of Major General Pepper's Regiment and several Officers and men in both [? Regiments]: and the subsistence[for the said Regiments] having been issued by the Paymaster [of the Forces] of Great Britain is also charged back on the pay of the Officers, which leaves them under a great hardship. There is a saving on the Establishment of Ireland by the removal of severalRegiments from that Establishment which were not supplied in many months after, viz. the Regiments of Rooke, Price, Slane and Jones on 13 Jan. 1710–11 and Feilding and Tyrrell in April following, all which vacancies were not supplied till December following. As theRegiments of Pearce, Gorge and Mountjoy have been relieved under like circumstances we think these Regiments may also be relieved out of the abovesaid savings, as this hardship has arisen through difficulties in the service not to be foreseen and the order for placing them on the Irish Establishment bears date only 25 July 1712 and they landed from Spain not till January following.
(2) said report from the Duke of Ormonde dated London 15 Sept. 1713.
(3) report by Francis Gwyn, Secretary at War, dated 11 Nov. 1713on the Duke of Ormonde's report as above as late Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and on the above report from the Comptrollers of ArmyAccounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 157–60.
Feb. 8. William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 290l. 11s. 0d. to Ben. Bedford, upholsterer, as follows:
£ s. d.
for half a year's rent to Oct. 30 last for the house hired for Baron Schak [Bertram, freiherr von Schack] the Czar of Muscovy's Minister 200 0 0
for several necessaries provided at the request of the said Minister 70 6 0
for Office fees according to a warrant signed by the Vice Chamberlain 20 5 0
£290 11 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 203.
Same to Mr. Burchett to move the Admiralty Lords to send to the Treasury as soon as may be copies of the Estimates of the money necessary to be supplied in 1714 for the Ordinary of the Navy and for half pay of the Navy Officers: and the like of the late Marine Officers. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 128.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to draft a new privy seal (in place of the one [missing] returned herewith) for passing James Brydges'accounts for the year ended 1708 Dec. 22 as Paymaster of the ForcesAbroad, incorporating the alterations proposed in the enclosed report[missing] from the Attorney and Solicitor General on your first draft. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a grant under the great seal of Ireland of an annuity or yearly sum of 2,000l. to Edward, Earl of Clarendon, for 30 years from 1713 Xmas out of the revenue of Ireland: to be for his support and not to be alienable or assignable, otherwise to cease immediately from any such alienation or assignment. Out Letters(Ireland) IX, pp. 352–3.
Feb. 9. Same dated same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,350l. toJohn Drummond (“whom we have appointed our Commissary for treating concerning the settlement and preservation of the trade of our subjects in the Spanish Low Countries”): whereof 300l. is for equipage; 825l. for nine months 1713 March 30 to Dec. 30 on his ordinary allowance of 3l. a day and 225l. in satisfaction of the like sum by him expended in the said service. (Money warrant datedFeb. 10 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon.) Queen'sWarrant Book XXVI, p. 20. Order Book VIII, p. 396.
Same to the Warden &c. of the Mint to pay to Charles Brattell the allowances of 200l. per an. for himself and 20l. per an. for a clerk from the date of the death of his brother, late Assaymaster of theMint: the said Charles having performed the duty of that employment since his brother's death. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 21.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. toCharles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works. (Money warrant dated Feb. 22 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as datedFeb. 18.) (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 23. MoneyBook XXIII, p. 14. Order Book VIII, p. 400.
Feb. 9. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the salaries of the Commissioners for Trade, viz. 1,000l. per an. each toFrancis, Lord Guilford, Sir Phillip Meadows, Robert Monckton, ArthurMoor, Sir John Hynde Cotton, John Sharpe, Samuel Pytts and ThomasVernon, to wit from 24 June 1713 for said Guilford, Meadows, Monckton, Moor and Cotton (to which time they were last paid), and from 1713 Sept. 15 for said Sharpe, Pitts andVernon, being the date of their patent of appointment: also 400l. per an. for the four Clerks of the Council for attending Plantation business: and 73l. per an. to the two Keepers of the Council Chamber and 1,150l. per an. to William Popple, Secretary to said Commissioners, being 500l. per an. for his own salary, 100l. per an. for Adrian Drift, Deputy Secretary; 390l. for salaries of seven clerks and 160l. for doorkeepers, messengers and necessary women: as from Xmas 1713: to which time same are paid. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 23–5.
Money warrant for 1,071l. 8s. 7d. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, lateAmbassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King, for ten weeks and five days 1713 Nov. 10 to Jan. 24 last (being the day of his return into her Majesty's presence from that employment) on his ordinary of 100l. a week. (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon.) Money BookXXII, p. 462. Order Book VIII, p. 396.
Same for 3,939l. 3s. 3d. to Samuel Smethin, her Majesty's goldsmith, for plate delivered into the Jewel Office between 1713 June 24and Dec. 25.
Appending: certificate by Heneage Finch, Master of the JewelOffice, of the plate so delivered in during said half year. (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 462. OrderBook VIII, p. 394.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford [to the Auditors of Imprests] to allow in account 40l. for the cost of passing the account for one year to 1713 Sept. 29 of Joseph Whitehead and Thomas Edwards, jointClerks of the Hanaper in Chancery.
Prefixing: certificate by F. Bythell, Deputy Auditor, that said account is delivered in and is preparing for declaration. Money BookXXIII, p. 30.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Spencer Compton: out of the500,000l. for Civil List arrears: and is to be as imprest for pensions and bounties due in his Office for any time in the Queen's reign before24 June 1713. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 135.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed state [missing] of the cases of the contracting brewers and also the representation from William Kelly, merchant of Bideford, contractor for provisions on that coast. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 129.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to accommodate the matter of the Duke of Leeds’ wines from Dunkirk. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to present Gilbert Arthur for the first vacancy of a stamper, he being recommended by the Duke of Beaufort. Ibid.
Feb. 9. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners inNorth Britain to appoint William Harley (Harly) as a tidesurveyor at Leith at 20l. per an. loco Thomas Maud, who has quitted that employment. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 23.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Sir James Stewart, her Majesty's Solicitor, praying payment of 300l. due to his deceased father as Lord Advocate, to wit for the half year ended at Whitsunday 1707. Ibid.
Feb. 10. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or SolicitorGeneral for a great seal to determine the grant to Sir Richard Myddleton(of Chirk Castle, Co. Denbigh), of the office of Steward and Keeper of the Courts &c. of the Lordship &c. of Denbigh, alias DenbighLands, and in lieu thereof to grant same to said Sir Richard Myddleton and to William Myddleton, his son and heir, for the life of the longer liver. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 21–2.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Borret to pay 281l. 11s. 2d. for fees to the various Offices, detailed, in passing the Lottery Commission for the year 1713. Money Book XXII, p. 463.
Money warrant for 52l. 10s. 0d. to John Roos, gent., ChiefIngraver of her Majesty's Signets and Seals, for making the several stamps and seals as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
three several stamps in imitation of her Majesty's sign manual, one with ‘Anna R,’ one with‘Anne R,’ and one with ‘A R 14 0 0
a Shagreen case for same 1 0 0
engraving a large steel plate with the LordTreasurer's whole quarterings, supporters, Crown, cap and motto, with his titles in the circumference: being his seal of office: with a Shagreen case to it 15 5 0
engraving a small steel seal with his Lordship's two coats quartered, Crown and cap for the use of the Office 1 15 0
engraving a large steel plate with his Lordship's whole quarterings, Garter, supporters, Crown, cap and motto, with his Lordship's titles in the circumference, being his seal of Office after his Lordship was installed Knight of theGarter: with a Shagreen case to the seal 16 10 0
engraving a small steel seal with his Lordship's two coats quartered, Garter and Crown, for the use of the Office 2 0 0
engraving a steel plate with Mr. Lowndes’ arms, with a steel chain to fix it to the press in theTreasury Office 2 0 0
£52 10 0
(Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 464. Order BookVIII, p. 397.
Feb. 10. Money warrant for 600l. to William Breton, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia: in satisfaction of two bills of extraordinaries 1711Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 in that service. Hereof 352l. 3s. 0d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears; and the balance out of loans to be made by said Breton on credit of her Majesty's tin.
Appending: said bills:
(1) from 1711 Dec. 25 to 1712 Dec. 25.
£ s. d.
for the charge of transporting himself, family, goods &c. from London to Berlin 125 0 0
for stationery ware 40 0 0
for postage of letters and pacquets 160 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligences 75 0 0
for putting himself, house, coach and servants into mourning for the late King of Prussia 200 0 0
£600 0 0
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 4 Feb. 1713–14 hereof. “Iallow of the first four articles of this bill amounting to 400l. for 12 months as being according to the usual allowance made toEnvoys at the Court of Prussia: and as to the fifth article for mourning for the lateKing of Prussia, Mr. Breton had her Majesty's particular orders upon that occasion, and I find the like sum of 200l. was charged by the Earl of Strafford, then Lord Raby, upon the death of the late Queen of Prussia: wherefore Ithink it reasonable that the sum abovementioned should be allowed Mr. Breton. However, I submit it to my Lord Treasurer.”
(2) from 1712 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24.
for postage of letters, pacquets and [paid to foreign] postmasters 81 12 10
for stationery ware 30 9 6
for the charge of expresses and Intelligence 87 17 8
£200 0 0
Followed by: the like allowance dated Whitehall4 Feb. 1713–14. “I allow this bill amounting to 200l. for six months as being according to the usual allowance made to Envoys at theCourt of Prussia.”
Money Book XXII, p. 465.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Mr. Jett, Paymaster of the unsatisfied [Army and Transport] Debentures charged on the IrishForfeitures, to pay (out of moneys in his hands arising from theDuties on candles and apprentices) a further year's interest at 5 per cent. upon [such of the said] debentures which have been subscribed into South Sea Stock, to wit to the persons certified by the SouthSea Company to be entitled to the principal sums so subscribed between 6 Oct. 1713 and 1 Dec. 1713.
Appending: certificate by Robert Knight, Receiver [and Cashier]of the South Sea Company, that in the computation made of the principal and interest due on Army Debentures and Transport Debentures subscribed into the South Sea Stock one year's interest has been deducted by reason that the Paymaster of the said species in the account which he delivered to the said Company of the debt due on Army and Transport Debentures did certify that there were then[sufficient] tallies and orders in his hands upon the Duties on candles&c. to pay a further year's interest.
Memorandum: the list [of the said Debentures so subscribed]amounted in principal money to the sum of 30,213l. 12s. 8d. Ibid. XXIII, p. 8.
Feb. 10. Same by same to William Borret to pay the fees, detailed, payable on Sir William Wyndham's patent as Chancellor of the Exchequer(total 59l. 2s. 6d.) and on his patent as Under Treasurer of the Exchequer (59l. 2s. 6d.) and on the enrolments &c. thereof (24l. 17s. 0d.:making a total of 143l. 2s. 0d.). Ibid., p. 10.
Same to same to pay the fees, detailed, on passing an additionalCommission for subscriptions into the South Sea Company (total67l. 4s. 5d.).
Letter of direction for 6,901l. 4s. 6¼d. to SamuelEdwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered to the Officers of the Receipt as by money orders, detailed, of 11 Aug. 1713 and 13 Jan. 1713–14. Hereof 4,052l. 18s. 5¼d. is to be satisfied out of the500,000l. for CivilList arrears and the remaining 2,848l. 6s. 1d. out of loans to be made by said Edwyn on credit of her Majesty's tin [see supra, p. 91 andCalendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 317–18]. Civil List ArrearsT56/34, pp. 139–40.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt to attend my Lord on Friday next on your memorial concerning foreign bills of exchange drawn on you and now under acceptance and on the further charge of the service under your care. Out Letters (General)XXI, p. 130.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Alexander Cairnes relating to money seized at Liverpool. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed petition[missing] of the Countess Dowager of Nassau and Auverquerke relating to a debt due to her late husband at the death of Wm. III. for maintaining the King's Stables for six weeks. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Sir Beby Lake's for paying a debt due to herMajesty from Robert Peters, late Receiver General of Hertfordshire:as also Mrs. Whitfeild's case relating to a debt due to Mr. Whitfeild, late Paymaster of Marines, from said Peters. Memorandum: there was transmitted with the above written letter an account of what remained unpaid of the assignments upon offreckonings made inMr. Bridges's Office to said Peters, shewing when Peters assigned the same. Ibid., p. 133.
Feb. 10. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners inNorth Britain to employ Allan Cameron Esq. to be Surveyor General of the five riding officers which are to be appointed for the better preventing the importation of victual and cattle from Ireland intoNorth Britain and for hindering the running of uncustomed and prohibited goods on the coast of the West and South of Scotland and the islands thereto adjoining: with a salary of 200l. per an. to him and 50l. per an. each to the said five riding officers: and further to provide such sloop or sloops as you think necessary for this service:all as recommended by the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, in their report on proposals made to the Lord Treasurer for preventing Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 22–3.

Footnotes

1

The following Money Book warrants for payments of Ambassadorial extraordinaries which occupy pp. 118 to 125, infra, are to be compared with the series of money orders countersigned by Treasurer Oxford as contained in theCivil List Arrears Book given below, pp. 125 to 127. The discrepancy between the two sets of figures is explicable by the items which were only provisionally passed by the Secretary of State, being submitted by him to the Lord Treasurer's ultimate allowance or disallowance.

In the money warrants Treasurer Oxford seems to have disallowed the items, but to have allowed them in the money orders which he countersigned. For instance, in the case of William Chetwynd, the money warrant is for 1,046l., whilst the money order is for 1,486l. The difference between these two sums is 420l. But in the whole of his five bills the various items submitted by theSecretary of State to Treasurer Oxford's decision amount to 487l. 17s. 6d.

2 showing that the Lord Treasurer's decision was not uniform and may have been capricious.
If it is desired to ascertain which of the two sums was actually paid to any particular Ambassador the Issue Rolls of the Exchequer would normally have to be compared with the declared account of the Paymaster of the Civil ListLottery. But this procedure will be found to be hopeless in the present instance of Ambassadorial extraordinaries.