Warrant Books
March 1714, 11-20

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'Warrant Books: March 1714, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 169-181. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86143 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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March 1714, 11-20

March 11. Letter of direction for 3,500l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 209.
William Lowndes to [the Attorney General]. My Lord Treasurer has no objection to Robert Wise applying to Parliament for leave to compound his debt on Customs bonds. (A like letter concerning Cornelius Denn. A like letter concerning Job Mathews, one of John Goodwyn's sureties.) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 149.
Same to Mr. Lynn to make up entire General Rolls for the six Regiments of Marines from 25 Dec. 1710 to the times they were paid or disbanded “and transmit the same to the proper Paymaster so as the computation may be made thereupon and my Lord may have an exact account of the debt that yet remains to be paid.”Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 150.
March 11. Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of the officers and keepers of Whittlewood Forest shewing that they have had no salaries paid to them since the death of the Queen Dowager: therefore praying payment thereof. Reference Book IX, p. 159.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Roger Griffith for a lease of the extended estate of Edward Taylour of the parish of Bangor, Co. Denbigh, extended under the writ against Morgan Whitley, the estate being in a ruinous condition. Ibid., p. 160.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for Wine Licences to take security from their under clerks and officers, detailed, in order to prevent any misbehaviour in embezzling the Books, papers and accounts of your Office and receiving money of tenants by pretended authorities from you “for which as the constitution of the said Office now stands there is no remedy if such all officers prove insolvent.”
Prefixing: representation from said Commissioners proposing the taking of such security. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 166.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, approving the Establishment proposed by them as follows for the Customs in Scotland.
Prefixing: report dated Customs House, Edinburgh, 4 March from said Commissioners in obedience to Treasurer Oxford's warrant of 1713 Oct. 13, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 382. We have revised the Establishment with respect to the numbers of officers, their salaries and usefulness of their stations: also we have considered the present circumstances of the revenue and trade and from the whole we humbly offer the following draft of an Establishment. In it there is a considerable augmentation both of officers and salaries beyond what was allowed by the first Establishment or proposed by the second. The management of Excise on foreign salt imported requires with [or in view of the] increase of fishing an augmentation of officers to attend the pining, curing, packing and exporting of fish. The coast abounds with many harbours and commodious inlets with members, creeks and bye places where boats may resort:
all as follows and as surveyed by Commission from the Exchequer Court, “all which has been examined and is signed by John Adair, the Queen's Geographer in these parts.”
Appending: said draft Establishment: giving in each case names of officers, salary, dates of employment and remarks:
Edinburgh: five Commissioners; Secretary; Receiver General; Comptroller; Solicitor and assistant; Inspector General of Outports; Inspector of Securities; Examiner of Outports; Register of Seizures; Inspector of paper imported; minor officers; two Surveyors of land carriage; 12 waiters of the Gates of Edinburgh: total 3,609l.
Leith: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; tidesurveyor; five landwaiters; warehousekeeper; cooper; 12 tidewaiters; four boatmen; four weighers and porters: total 839l.
Dunbar: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; landwaiter; eight tidewaiters: total 290l.
Prestonpans: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; two landwaiters; eight tidewaiters; two boatmen: total 355l.
North Berwick: tidesurveyor; six boatmen: total 150l.
Borrowstounness: Collector; Deputy Collector at Alloa; Comptroller Deputy Comptroller at Alloa; two landsurveyors; four landwaiters; 23 tidewaiters; two boatmen: total 820l.
Queensferry: tidesurveyor; four boatmen: total 90l.
Kirkcaldy: Collector; Deputy Collector at Enster; Comptroller and Deputy; two landsurveyors; four landwaiters; 20 tidewaiters; two boatmen: total 760l.
Crail: tidesurveyor; six boatmen: total 150l.
Perth: Collector; Comptroller; Surveyor and Searcher; three tidewaiters: total 129l.
Dundee: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; landwaiter; seven tidewaiters; four boatmen: total 326l.
Montrose: Collector; Comptroller; tidesurveyor; landwaiter; eight tidewaiters; two boatmen: total 339l.
Aberdeen: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; tidesurveyor; four landwaiters; 18 tidewaiters; cooper; two boatmen: total 607l.
Peterhead: two boatmen: total 28l.
Inverness: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; three landwaiters; 19 tidewaiters; two boatmen: total 560l.
Fort Ross and Cromarty: tidesurveyor; four boatmen: total 86l.
Caithness: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; four tidewaiters: total 140l.
Orkneys: Collector; Comptroller; Surveyor; four tidewaiters: total 118l.
Shetland: Collector; Comptroller; Surveyor; four tidewaiters: total 118l.
Lewis: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; four tidewaiters: total 118l.
Fort William: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; three tidewaiters: total 101l.
Glasgow Town: Collector; Comptroller; Surveyor; four landcarriagemen: total 160l.
Port Glasgow, Cowall and Bute: Collector and Deputy; Comptroller and Deputy; landsurveyor; tidesurveyor Port Glasgow; ditto Greenock; warehousekeeper; six landwaiters; 37 tidewaiters; two boatmen: total 1,390l.
Inchmarnock and Point of Ard: tidesurveyor; four boatmen: total 110l.
Greenock: six boatmen: total 120l.
Irwin [Irvine]: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; two landwaiters; nine tidewaiters: total 315l.
Arran and Lamlash: tidesurveyor; six boatmen: total 180l.
Cambraes: tidesurveyor; four boatmen: total 90l.
Ayr: Collector; Comptroller; landsurveyor; landwaiter; eight tidewaiters: total 275l.
Stranraer: Collector and Deputy; Comptroller and Deputy; landsurveyor; landwaiter; eight tidewaiters: total 305l.
Loch Ryan: four boatmen: total 60l.
Wigtown: Collector; Comptroller; Surveyor; six tidewaiters: total 185l.
Whithorne, belonging to Wigtown: tidesurveyor; six boatmen: total 120l.: total for Wigtown and Whithorne 305l.
Campbelltown and Isla: Collector; Comptroller; Surveyor and landwaiter; ten tidewaiters; two boatmen: total 243l.
Dumfries: Collector and Deputy; Comptroller and Deputy; landsurveyor; two landwaiters; ten tidewaiters; four boatmen: total 440l.
total Establishment: 13,666l. per an.
Followed by: geographical scheme of the ports of North Britain with their division into members and creeks so far as they are settled by Commissioners appointed by the Court of Exchequer. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 29–87.
March 12. Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Beak, gent., to be by him distributed amongst the under clerks of the [Privy] Council (himself being one) in reward for pains and expenses in writing letters and orders to Lords Lieutenants, Custodes Rotulorum, Justices of the Peace and the public officers for one year ended 1713 Dec. 25. (Money order dated Mar. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 30. Order Book VIII, p. 405.
Same for 1,500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter for the wages and board wages of said Band (the Captain, Lieutenant, Standard Bearer, Clerk of the Cheque, Harbinger and 40 Gentlemen Pensioners). (Money order dated March 16 hereon. In the margin: note of a fresh money order dated 1714 Nov. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 33. Order Book VIII, p. 407. Disposition Book XXII, p. 214.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office, as certified by William Frankland, Receiver General of the Stamp Duties: total 1,732l. 5s. 10¾d., payable in the following proportions, viz. 1,019l. 8s. 8d. out of Stamp Duties further continued from 1710 July 31 [by 6 Anne, c. 2]; 129l. 8s. 6¼d. out of further or Additional Duty [on stamped paper &c., 9 Wm. III., c. 25]; 231l. 19s. 10½d. out of certain new Duties on Stamped Vellum &c. and cards and dice [by 9 Anne, c. 16]; 336l. 15s. 8d. upon Duties upon certain kinds of stamped vellum and on certain printed papers [10 Anne, c. 18]; 14l. 13s. 2d. on new Duties on policies of insurance &c. [10 Anne, c. 19]; including payments to Thomas Green, steward to the Society of Lincolns Inn for dues for absent Commons and to the Preacher's Roll in respect of the Office: to Sidney Johnson in respect of her brother's services in discovering the counterfeit stamps for which Mr. Dyot was prosecuted: to Mathew Sheffield for spirit of wine and malt used in the paste for fixing the escutcheons for stamps on parchment and for lead to lead them: to Richard Price, Register of Pamphlets, for so much laid out by him for newspapers. Money Book XXIII, pp. 35–6.
William Lowndes to Lord Bolingbroke enclosing a letter [missing] from John Goldham, a Customs officer at Seaford, setting forth his confinement and ill treatment on board a French sloop belonging to Calais which lay upon that coast with intention to run goods. My Lord desires you to take steps to stop these disorders which have been so often complained of and to obtain a reasonable satisfaction for Goldham. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 149.
March 12. Same to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of Brigadier Stanwix for repayment of moneys laid out by him for the contingent services of the Garrison of Gibraltar. Let my Lord know what provision is made by Parliament for Contingencies. Ibid., p. 150.
Same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences to make William Walker their clerk accountant in place of John Bradley, suspended for several crimes and misdemeanours. Walker is recommended to my Lord as well qualified. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an anonymous letter [missing] signed A. B. about some wine and brandy seized at Hull which has been under appraised. Enquire into this and report to my Lord Treasurer thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning a fraud committed in the making of hard-cake soap to the detriment of the revenue. Ibid., p. 151.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Bertie containing his observations on what passed when you attended here last upon the affair of the coinage of copper halfpence and farthings. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to consider of proper Rates to fill up the blanks in the Bill relating to the Duties on unrated East India Goods. “Care must be taken if any unrated East India goods be omitted in the Bill because they may be of a new fabrick or have new denominations or for any other occasions, that the values of such unrated goods be still ascertained by the price at the [sale by inch of] candle.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Conway, Receiver General of Land Taxes for Chester, Denbigh and Flint, shewing that he has closed all his accounts except those of the House Duties receipts for 1711 and 1712; and has received no allowance for 160,000l. collected by him: therefore praying stay of process. Reference Book IX, p. 160.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Stamps Commissioners to employ John Sheperd (Shepheard) as the London distributor [of stamped paper] loco — Isaacson, “who hath another employment in the Customs.” Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 167.
March 13. J. Taylour to the Salt Commissioners. In your report concerning the management of the Salt Duty commencing in Scotland on May 1 next you propose sending thither a number of the Books of the Laws of the Salt Duties and of the Instructions to officers with the Scheme of Management and a copy of your Book of Opinions of the Queen's Counsel on cases relating to said Duties and also your Cash [Account] and General Account. My Lord directs you to deliver same forthwith to Mr. Crookshanks, Comptroller General of Customs in Scotland. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 152.
March 13. William Lowndes to Mrs. Hartstongue. The estimate laid before my Lord by the Officers of the Works for the repairs of your lodgings in the Mews appears to him very extravagant, especially since her Majesty was at an expense of 400l. in repairing them about four years ago. My Lord believes it may be better done and more to your satisfaction for a sum of 60l. if expended by your own immediate direction. He has ordered the said sum to be paid to your hands for that purpose. Ibid., p. 153.
March 15. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Richard Ferrier desiring that Francis Long, junr., may be deputy to his [Ferrier's] son, a Queen's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 153.
Same to the Attorney General and Solicitor General. Please hasten your draft of a Commission to authorise the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to manage the Salt Duties there. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct William Simonds at the waterside in taking an account of the loading and unloading of goods. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Philip Herbert and Robert Adams, Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen, to contract with Francis Whitworth, Esq., for providing for the sick seamen who shall happen to be set on shore at the Hospital at Port Mahon, at the rate of 12d. a man a day in such manner as that the same shall be made payable to him or his order in sterling money and not in tallies or South Sea Stock.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners proposing to contract as above, which is cheaper than anybody else will undertake it at; “the allowance before being 15 pence per diem besides a salary of 100l. per an., which contract was then made upon supposition of being paid in ready money. But as the said Commissioners have no power by their instructions to contract for making good the said 12d. a day, being obliged to pay the debts of their Office in the same species (be it [ready] money, tallies, Exchequer Bills or South Sea Stock) as your Lordship thinks fit to issue to them, they most humbly pray your Lordship will please to signify your orders whether or no they shall make such a contract with Mr. Whitworth, that in case the species they receive to answer his bills shall bear any discount they shall make it up to him [so] that he may be sure to receive the full 12d. per diem: since they have no prospect of getting any person to undertake the service at so cheap a rate.”Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 167.
March 16. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 50l. to Edward Burke as royal bounty.
50l. to James Gray as same. Money Book XXIII, p. 33.
March 16. Confirmation by same of a Treasury warrant of 1705–6 Feb. 10, prefixed, for tallies to be struck for 2,276l. for the rent of the Post Fines for the year ended 1703 Michaelmas, the same having been answered direct to the Crown by the Sheriffs. Ibid., pp. 39–40.
The like confirmation of a like warrant dated 1710 Sept. 18 for tallies to discharge the rent of the Farmers of the Post Fines for the year 1705, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 454. Ibid. XX, p. 411.
The like confirmation of a like warrant dated 1710 Sept. 18 for the said rent for the years 1706 and 1707, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 454. Ibid., p. 416.
The like confirmation of a like warrant dated 1710 Oct. 28 for the said rent for the year 1708, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 490. Ibid., p. 418.
Money warrant for 40l. to Daniel Langhorne, Esq., and Dudley Downes, gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for Michaelmas and Hilary terms anno 1713 on their allowance of 40l. per an. each for extraordinary service in sorting and ordering the records [of the Receipt of the Exchequer]. Order Book VIII, p. 407.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing the representation [missing] of several merchants of Great Britain trading to foreign parts complaining of the embezzlements of their cargoes when their ships happen to be run on shore or stranded upon our own coast, and the exorbitant demands for salvage when any part of such cargoes has been saved. Please report to my Lord what is fit to be done for the effectual relief of her Majesty's trading subjects who may hereafter fall under the like calamity “and for preventing the great damage done to her Majesty's revenue by the barbarous usage therein mentioned.” Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 153.
Same to same. Mr. King has acquainted my Lord that he owed Mr. Whitfield, late Paymaster of Marines, 1,000l. at the time of his [Whitfield's] death and hath since paid 120l. of that debt to Mrs. Whitfield. My Lord has directed him to forbear paying the remainder to her as there is a great debt due to the Crown upon her late husband's account. Please advise how the money owing by Mr. King may be paid into the Exchequer and what will be a sufficient indemnity and discharge to him. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to view part of the garden wall of Somerset House which is fallen down, as my Lord Treasurer is informed by my Lord [Bishop] of London. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing the petitions [missing] of Capt. Richard Strutton and Capt. Hugh Montgomery relating to demands [they have] in your Office. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Stamps Commissioners touching the allowance of poundage and incidents to the Distributors [of stamps], on occasion of an objection made by you to the General Accounts of the Stamp Office for the years ending 1st August 1711, 1712 and 1713 in relation to those allowances. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 154.
March 16. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Customs Commissioners in Scotland of the 9th inst. and of 1710 Dec. 8 concerning divers frauds and riotous proceedings [there] to the prejudice of the revenue. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed memorial and letter [missing] from Sir William Gifford so far as they relate to repairs wanting in Greenwich Park. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Woosley of London, merchant, for a non pros. to the seizure of 38 casks of flints consigned to him from John Sibbell, merchant at Bordeaux, and seized on pretence of being utensils of war and as such prohibited. Reference Book IX, p. 159.
March 17. Royal sign manuals dated St. James's for 1,135l. to Gomez Serra, merchant, for a jewel bought of him “by our direction and for our service.” (Money warrant dated March 18 hereon.) (Money order dated March 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 25 hereon.)
171l. 17s. 6d. to George, Lord Lansdown, 150l. thereof for half a year to 1713 Xmas for the rent of Mote Park and 21l. 17s. 6d. for fees on said rent for one year to same date. (Money warrant and order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 28. Order Book VIII, p. 409. Disposition Book XXII, p. 214.
Royal warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay 1,111l. 4s. 9d. to John Hill, who was one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber to the late Prince George of Denmark: as royal bounty, and further to pay him a yearly sum of 400l. from 1713 June 24 during pleasure. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 29.
Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Sir Thomas Hanmer, Speaker of the House of Commons, for his equipage as Speaker: being the like sum usually allowed to former Speakers for equipage. (Money warrant dated March 18 hereon.) (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 30. Order Book VIII, p. 410. Disposition Book XXII, p. 214.
Same for 20,000l. to Lionell Herne, Samuell Edwards and Charles Lowe as imprest for satisfying to the Tellers of the Receipt their payments of interest on Exchequer Bills, ut supra, p. 86. (Money order dated Mar. 19 hereon.) In the margin: a further order dated April 12 for satisfying the unpaid remainder hereof to Samuel Edwards and Charles Lowe, the two surviving Paymasters of Exchequer Bills. Money Book XXII, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 409.
Money warrant for 1,128l. 11s. 5d. to John [Robinson], Bishop of London, late Bishop of Bristol, late one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace, for 11 weeks and two days 1713 Dec. 20 to March 9 inst., being the day on which he returned into the persence from the said employment. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 25 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 37. Order Book VIII, p. 408. Disposition Book XXII, p. 214.
March 17. Same for 338l. 10s. 0d. to same for one bill of extraordinaries for same time in the same employ.
Appending: said bill:
£ s. d.
paid for postage of letters to and from all parts 112 10 0
for printed news and written Intelligence 55 0 0
for stationery ware of all sorts 42 10 0
for other extraordinary expenses and incidents 128 10 0
paid for a transport ship to carry over my goods and equipage from Holland into England 120 0 0
£458 10 0
Followed by: Secretary Bromley's allowance dated March 15 hereof: “I allow the first four articles as being within the Establishment. The last seems reasonable, but I submit it to the Lord High Treasurer.”
(Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 37–8. Order Book VIII, p. 408. Disposition Book XXII, p. 415.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to John Lowndes, one of the Receivers of her Majesty's Land Revenue, to pay 40l. to Thomas Newton for four years to 1713 Michaelmas on his patent fees of 100s. per an. payable for each of the Counties of Northampton and Rutland as Woodward of Whittlewood and Saulcey Forests in the said counties. Money Book XXIII, p. 38.
Same by same to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Simon, Visct. Fanshaw, Queen's Remembrancer of the Exchequer, or to John Harding, his Deputy, for one year ended 1713 Dec. 25 on the fees heretofore usually paid him by the Customers of the [out]ports for passing their accounts. Ibid., p. 40.
Same by same to same to pay 54l. 4s. 4d. to same for same year for blank books for the Surveyor General of Customs, London port.
435l. 15s. 4d. for same year for blank books for the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers of the outports. Ibid., p. 41.
Money warrant for 177l. 12s. 7½d. to the executors of Sir John Powell for the period from the last day of Easter term 1713 to June 14 following on his salary or allowance of 1,000l. per an. as late a Judge: and is to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 147.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to the heirs of Anthony Cotton for 6¼ years 1707 Sept. 29 to 1713 Dec. 25 on a perpetuity, rent resolute or corrody of 6l. per an. granted by Hy. VIII. Hereof 34l. 10s. 0d. is to be paid out of the abovesaid 500,000l. and the remaining 3l. out of Civil List moneys. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 148. Order Book VIII, p. 411. Disposition Book XXII, p. 219.
Money order for 231l. 13s. 2d. to Charles Heneage, Esq., Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court, 229l. 18s. 2d. thereof for necessaries by him delivered for her Majesty's service [in the said Court] in 1713 Hilary term and 1l. 15s. 0d. for 84 days’ diet 1713 Dec. 19 to 1713–14 March 13 on his diet allowance of 5d. a day. Order Book VIII, p. 408.
March 17. William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox to view and estimate for the repairs of the paling in Windsor Great Park and the Long Walk there. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 155.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of a livery for the year 1714 for Walter Martin, ratkiller [to her Majesty]: to an estimate of 13l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 134.
March 18. Warrant by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 250l. to Edward, Earl of Clarendon, as royal bounty for the charges he has been at in passing the grant which the Queen has been pleased to make him of a pension of 2,000l. per an. Money Book XXIII, p. 42.
William Lowndes to [Spencer] Compton. The Lord Treasurer directs you to pay 125l. to Mrs. Ann de Veill for 2½ years to 1713 June 24 on her pension of 50l. per an.: to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 144.
Same to Edward Nicholas. My Lord Treasurer desires you out of money imprested to you at the Exchequer to pay as follows: viz.
1,111l. 4s. 9d. to John Hill as royal bounty, ut supra, p. 176, and 200l. for half a year to Xmas last on his 400l. per an., ut ibid.
100l. to Lady Falkland for the same half year.
50l. to Mr. Werndly for same time.
30l. to Mrs. Lucy Howard for same time.
200l. to the Lord Almoner for 1714 Lady day quarter on 800l. per an. for private pensions and charities.
50l. to Edward Burke as [royal] bounty.
Disposition Book XXII, p. 211.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct his officers to deliver to the Paymaster of the Works all such tallies and orders of loan as have been levied and signed for the service of that Office [of the Works] upon credit of repayment out of money arising by sale of her Majesty's tin “that so he may apply the same to the uses for which they were intended.” Ibid.
Letter of direction for 974l. as follows: out of Civil List moneys: viz.:
£ s. d.
to John, Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the Maundy 370 0 0
to John, Lord Delawarr, Treasurer of the Chamber, for ditto [the Maundy] according to the [Chamber] Establishment 379 15 0
to Edward Nicholas to be paid over to the Lord Almoner for a quarter on her Majesty's private charities due at Lady day 1714 225 0 0
£974 15 0
Ibid., p. 212.
March 18. William Lowndes to the Paymaster of the Works forthwith to pay the 100l. directed 1712 Sept. 19 to Francis Tuckwell [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 455] on his releasing his pretensions to an old house in the Fish Yard, Westminster, and the ground whereon it stands: it being certified that he has performed all matters required of him relating thereto. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 765l. to Edward Nicholas: out of Civil List moneys: and is to satisfy divers of her Majesty's annual and other bounties payable by him. Ibid., p. 213.
William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn. My Lord Treasurer has considered the enclosed report [missing] from the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines upon the petition of Lieut. William Dawes relating to 867l. by him borrowed for the use of Lieut. Gen. Wills's late Regiment. It appears thereby that the said Commissioners stopped 567l. 13s. 5d. in part thereof at the time of disbanding the said Regiment. You are forthwith to pay the said 567l. 13s. 5d. and the further sum of 299l. 6s. 7d. to complete the satisfaction of the said 867l. If you have not money in your hands to satisfy same you are to lay a proper memorial before my Lord for that purpose. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 155.
Same to same enclosing the report [missing] from the abovesaid Commissioners upon the memorial of Col. Walter Palleser and Lieut. William Dawes relating to 100l. borrowed by them upon their bonds for subsistence and other services of Lieut. Gen. Wills's late Regiment of Marines. What sums have been issued to said Regiment on account of subsistence and what occasion was there for such borrowing?Ibid.
Same to Mr. Atterbury. My Lord Treasurer directs you to look into the account of the [Chamber] Messengers’ bills and let him know what was charged for apprehending Cranburne or any other of the assassins [assassination plotters in March 1695–6]. Ibid., p. 161.
Same to the Comptrollers of [the Accounts of] the Army. Send my Lord an account of what rules or methods were established or prescribed relating to the assignments to be made by Colonels of the offreckonings for the clothing of their respective Regiments. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Edward Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods and Forests, Trent South] of the petition of John West, Keeper of the Inner Bailiwick Walk in New Forest, for repairs to the house belonging to the Master Keeper of said Walk. Reference Book IX, p. 160.
March 19. William Lowndes to the Postmaster General. Lord Bolingbroke has sent to my Lord Treasurer a letter from Dublin, see infra, p. 190, relating to recruits raised for the Pretender [and] passing through Dover for France. My Lord commands me to transmit copies of the same to you that you may order your Deputy Postmasters or Agents at Dover and other ports on that coast to be very watchful to discover whether any such practices are carried on there as are alleged and to give my Lord an account from time to time. (A like letter severally to the Customs Commissioners and to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 156.
March 19. William Lowndes to Lord Bolingbroke. My Lord Treasurer commands me to return to you the enclosed draft of a warrant for granting a certain tract of land, with a mine of gold lately discovered, to certain patentees and to acquaint you that her Majesty is pleased to allow the patentees two fifth parts of the produce of the said mine after expiration of the 31 years and that you may please to cause it [the blank in the draft] to be filled up accordingly. But my Lord thinks it necessary that a clause be added thereto that the said letters patent shall not interfere with any other grants or letters patents heretofore made of the premises or any part thereof.
Appending: draft of a warrant for a grant of Nova Britannia. It has been represented to us by Robert, Earl Ferrers, Nicholas Richards, Ambrose Norton, John Darley, Fisher Tench, John Denew, Ralph Gulston, and Bambridge Buckeridge that Capt. Thomas Bound hath after much pains, trouble and charge landed on a certain tract of land or country which he hath called Nova Britannia in America, only inhabited by infidels with whom our subjects hath not hitherto trafficked and therein hath discovered a mine of gold and hath taken possession of the said land and of the said mine therein: and they are desirous that the said mine may be worked and the said tract of land may be gained and continued to the Crown of Great Britain. The Queen being willing to give encouragement to all such endeavours of our subjects as may promote the public good is pleased to gratify their request, and hereby orders preparation of a great seal to grant them all the said country called Nova Britannia in America wherein the said Bound hath discovered a gold mine and all and singular the mine and mines of gold or other metals, jewel or jewels &c. as fully as is in our power to grant the same: with power to dig and work such mine: for 31 years: reserving to the Crown one tenth of all gold, jewels &c. If the said grantees make no settlement there within three years nor produce profit therefrom to the Crown then the grant to be void. This grant not to extend to demise any Country under the dominion of any foreign Prince or State in amity with us or of the East India Company, Royal Africa Company or South Sea Company. Ibid., pp. 157–9.
Same to Col. King. The estimate from the Board of Works for the repair of your lodgings at the Cockpit amounts to 152l. 17s. 8d. This appears to my Lord Treasurer very extravagant and he believes it may be better done and more to your satisfaction for 60l. if expended under your own immediate direction. He has ordered this sum to be paid to you for that purpose by Mr. Nicholas “and does not doubt but that you'll take care the said lodgings shall be substantially and well fitted up and repaired for the same.” Ibid., p. 161.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed Proposal [missing] of James Maculla of Dublin, pewterer, for disposing of 3,000l. worth of block tin yearly in Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the House Duties Commissioners of a letter signed W.R., [of] Hampshire, representing that several housekeepers in that county do not pay their full quotas to the Window Tax, Reference Book IX, p. 160.
March 19. Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Bury, Receiver General of Land Tax &c. for Co. Notts, praying payment of 1,080l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
March 20. Money warrant for 100l. each as reward to the Managers of the [Civil List] Lottery anno 1713 for 500,000l. in regard to the good husbandry with which they have managed that great affair, the same having cost her Majesty no more than 800l.: viz. 100l. each to Nehemiah Arnold, Humphrey Brent, William Borret, James Bertie, Thomas Cornwallis, Edward Courtnay, John Duncombe, Peter Des Maizeux, Thomas Jett, William Lowndes, junr., John Nicholas, Richard Powys, Christopher Rhodes, Christopher Tilson, William Taylour, Henry Weston, William Wahup. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 25 hereon to be paid out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 42–3. Order Book VIII, p. 410. Disposition Book XXII, p. 214.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to certify my Lord what are the Duties and drawbacks upon tobacco, muslins and such silks and stuffs as are made in Persia, China or the East Indies. Let Mr. Carkesse attend thereon at the Treasury next Monday. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 162.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of James Stephen, Usher and Keeper of the Exchequer Court, Scotland, and Robert Bannatyn, John Hogg and David Graham, macers to the said Court, shewing that said Stephen was placed on the Establishment of Scotland before the Union at 130l. per an. and the said macers at 50l. per an. each and that they are still unpaid for the term of Whitsunday 1707: therefore praying payment. The referees are desired to report whether other officers or persons are in the like circumstances and what arrears of Crown rents and casualties before the Union now remain [as available to meet their claims] “as likewise what sums have been paid to the Civil and Military Lists in Scotland out of her Majesty's revenues in England for the year 1707 which by the Articles of Union were to have been provided for by the Parliament of Scotland that so my Lord Treasurer may have a view of the whole matter before he takes into consideration any reports that have been made on the petitions of particular persons for the said arrears.” Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 28.