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March 1714, 22-31

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'Warrant Books: March 1714, 22-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 181-198. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86144 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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March 1714, 22-31

March 22. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Robert Hunter, Governor of the Province of New York, and to Thomas Byerley, Receiver General of her Majesty’ Revenue there, to pay out of any her Majesty's revenue there to Charlott, Lady Lovelace, relict of John, Lord Lovelace, late Governor of said Province, such sums as shall appear to be due to her upon unsatisfied warrants to the sum of 308l. 5s. 10d. issued by the Council or Assembly of New York to the Receiver of the Public Revenues there to reimburse said Lord Lovelace for his payments, detailed, for stores, repairs, incidents, fire and candle, and also the sum of 172l. 17s. 8d. in full for the maintenance of sundry poor German Protestants that arrived with him in order to their settling there. [For the Lord Treasurer's warrant hereon see infra, p. 183.] Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 62.
March 22. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 20l. to Rebecca Bruges, alias Pride, as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 34.
Same by same to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to make allowances of 2,500l. to Thomas Madocks, Joshua Odams, William Stubbs and Conrade de Gols, Receivers of the two Lotteries anno 1712 [as by the Acts 10 Anne, c. 18, and 10 Anne, c. 19], viz. of the sum of 1,250l. for their pains and expenses in each of the said Lotteries.
Prefixing: report by the Managers of “the present Lottery” [13 Anne, c. 18] on the memorial of the Bank of England desiring an allowance of 562l. 10s. 6d. for charges which the Cashiers of said Bank were in disburse in carrying on the service of said Lotteries in receiving the money and delivering the tickets and further desiring a reward of 1,600l. to the four Receivers and 1,200l. for other the officers of the Bank as assistants to them, being 86 in number. For the preceding Lotteries of 1710 [8 Anne, c. 10] and 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6] (being 1,500,000l. each) the Managers advised allowances of 380l. 12s. 9d. for charges, 1,200l. for the three Receivers anno 1710 and the four Receivers anno 1711 and 800l. for the other officers of the Bank, being 67 in number in 1710 and 76 in 1711. The Lotteries for 1712 amounted to 3,600,000l. But the trouble and charge arise more from the number of tickets that were to be delivered out than the difference in money to be received in. The two Lotteries for 1,500,000l. each annis 1710 and 1711 exceeded in number of tickets the two Lotteries for 1,800,000l. each anno 1712 by 102,000 tickets because in the first three of these Lotteries the tickets were rated at 10l. each, but in the Classis Lottery anno 1712 they were rated at 100l. and so amounted to no more than 198,000 tickets. We therefore think 2,500l. sufficient to answer the Bank's demand of 3,362l. 10s. 6d. Ibid., pp. 44–5.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to discharge Peter Wekett, Collector for Excise, and Andrew Hackett, Collector for Malt, [both] in Hertford Division, of the sum of 1,815l. 11s. 6d. by allowing it in their account and setting same in super on John Wallis, formerly a maltster at Hertford, whom they employed in their remittances: they having in 1706 paid him several sums amounting in all to 2,959l. 10s. 8d. by way of return, but he soon after failed and withdrew himself, and the proceedings against him have produced only 1,143l. 19s. 2d. whereby the said debt is reduced to 1,815l. 11s. 6d., [viz.] 243l. 19s. 10¾d. on Mr. Wekett's account and 1,571l. 11s. 7¼d. on Mr. Hackett's account: it appearing that said Wallis had been a person of great credit, a constant returner for many years and had remitted money for the several Collectors of Hertford before the abovesaid petitioners were concerned there.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Wekett and Hackett. Ibid., pp. 46–7.
Money warrant for 21l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for half a year to 1713 June 24 on their perpetuity: and is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. Lottery for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 149.
Letter of direction for 1,500l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 213.
March 22. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of the Deficiency at Michaelmas 1713 of the yearly funds granted for the Classis Lotteries in [sic for anno, i.e. for the service of] 1711 [9 Anne, c. 16] and 1712 [10 Anne, c. 19] respectively. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 162.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Robert Hunter, Esq., Governor of the Province of New York, and to Thomas Brierly, Esq., Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues there, to pay 481l. 3s. 6d. to Charlotte, Lady Lovelace, widow of John, Lord Lovelace, late Governor of said Province, out of the revenues of said Province: he having died in New York being in disburse several sums of money for her Majesty's service; the Council or Assembly of New York having issued several warrants to the Receiver of the Public Revenue there for his reimbursement; which warrants did import the payment of 308l. 5s. 10d. for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for stores 61 8 1
for repairs 62 16 10½
for incident charges 35 0
for fire for the Garrison 78 2 10½
for candles for ditto 70 17
but the said warrants as yet remain unsatisfied: and there further remained due to him at his death 172l. 17s. 8d. New York money for the maintenance of sundry poor German Protestants that arrived with him in order to their settling there: thus making the said 481l. 3s. 6d., which her Majesty thinks ought to be charged on her revenues there; out of tender regard to the said Lady Lovelace and the necessities to which she and her family are reduced by the loss of her husband in our service. [For the royal warrant for this payment see supra, p. 181.] Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 92–3.
March 23. Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt from and after 25 March 1714 to forbear passing or allowing to the Usher of the Receipt any bills by way of liberate for works done or necessaries delivered to the several new erected Offices of or in the Receipt of the Exchequer as follows: viz.
the Office called the Comptroller of the Orders given in exchange for the Tickets delivered out to the Adventurers in the anno 1711 Lottery [9 Anne, c. 6] for 1,500,000l. now held and enjoyed by William Glanville, Esq.
the Office called the Paymaster of the Principal and Interest on the same orders, now held by Bernard Hutchins, Esq.
the Office called the Comptroller of the Orders given in exchange for the Tickets in the Classis Lottery or Two Million Adventure anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 16] now held by John Fitch, Esq.
the Office called the Paymaster of the said Orders now held by Charles Blunt, Esq.
the Office called the Comptroller of the Orders given in exchange for the Tickets delivered out to the Adventurers in the Lotteries for 1,800,000l. anno 1712 [the three in one Lottery by 10 Anne, c. 18] now held by William Stawell, Esq.
the Office called the Paymaster of the same Orders now held by Thomas Jett, Esq.
the Office called the Comptroller of the Orders given in exchange for the Tickets in the Classis Lottery or Adventure: for 1,800,000l. anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 19] now held by Charles Turnour, Esq.
the Office called the Paymaster of the said Orders now held by John Morley, Esq.
or any other [new] Offices that are or may yet be directed by Acts of Parliament to be kept in or near the Receipt of the Exchequer; it being meant and intended that the persons holding such Offices shall be treated and agreed with at a sum certain not only for fitting up their respective Offices but also for supplying all necessaries for carrying on the business thereof:
all by reason that it seems very much to import her Majesty's service that a reform should be made in the Office of the Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer inasmuch as it appears to the Lord Treasurer that not only the works and repairs there which fall under the said Usher's care to perform, but also all manner of necessaries by him supplied are not only of the worst and meanest sorts, but that the rates and prizes [prices] as well for the said works as for the said necessaries are exorbitant and unreasonable “for which causes I am minded for the time to come to allow to the persons executing the said several Offices such competent yearly sums as shall be settled and determined by me and that the respective officers having the said yearly sums shall be obliged in consideration thereof to supply their respective offices with all necessaries whatsoever.” Money Book XXIII, pp. 55–6.
March 23. William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply to services as follows the sum of 8,062l. 6s. 11¾d. out of the money received by you from the South Sea Company for dividends due at Xmas last: viz.
£ s. d.
for the new Course of the Navy 7,762 6 11¾
to Francis Lynn, Cashier for Sick and Hurt, to be by him paid over to Francis Whitworth, Esq., upon account for subsistence to sick seamen that shall happen to be put on shore at the Hospital at Port Mahon; at the rate of 12d. per man per day 300 0 0
£8,062 6 11¾
Disposition Book XXII, p. 213.
Same to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed two petitions [missing], one from Sir Daniel Carroll [O'Carroll], the other from Capt. Peter Warburton. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 162.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Mr. Galwey for payment of what is due to him for his service between Dover and Calais. Ibid.
Same to [Mr. Popple] to lay before the Commissioners for Trade for their report thereon the enclosed petition and proposal [both missing] of Daniel Hall et al., late Officers and soldiers, concerning their settlement in North America and other matters. Ibid., p. 163.
March 23. J. Taylour to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. Send my Lord an estimate of the charge of [erecting] the wall and iron fence directed by her Majesty for enclosing the new plantation in Windsor House Park. Also hasten your report on the repairs of the Ring in Hyde Park, “his Lordship having received repeated complaints of the bad condition thereof.” Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Collector Inwards, London port, to swear Francis Longe, junr., into office as deputy (loco Cæsar Savage) to Richard Ferrier, a Queen's waiter, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 117.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to establish three Custom House sloops or smacks, viz. one at Poole (Richard Dore, Commander, from the Isle of Wight to St. Alban's Head), one at Padstow (Richard Thomas, Commander, from the Lands End to Bideford), and one at Ilfracombe (Robert Arbuthnot, Commander, from Bideford to Bristol), at a charge of 407l. 13s. 9d. each, being for complements, ut supra, p. 129, and Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 488–9.
And further to increase the Establishment for the Whitstable smack (Richard Clements, Commander: from the Lands End of Sheppey to the North Foreland) from 110l. per an. to 204l. 16s. 10½d. per an.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners: proposing the Establishments as above; the increase of the Whitstable smack being necessary by reason of the dismissal of John Whaley and Mark Smith, boatmen there, for neglect of duty; Clements, the chief boatman at Whitstable and master of the smack, needing five mariners in all, having frequently met with great opposition from the smuggling vessels from France, they generally having seven or eight men on board. Ibid., pp. 118–19.
William Lowndes [to the Customs Commissioners] to instruct Sampson Longden in Customs business at the waterside. Ibid., p. 120.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for making out the standing orders for the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6] to renew a lost order in the said Lottery on the petition of Edward Fryer, being No. 6 in the 7th Course of payment and dated 28 April 1712 for 440l. in the name of Henry Atkins.
Prefixing: report by William Glanville, Comptroller of said Lottery, and Bernard Hutchins [Paymaster thereof] on said Fryer's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 169–70.
March 24. Royal sign manual for 1,260l. to the executors of the Duke of Queensberry for so much expended by him “for our secret service when he was one of our Principal Secretaries of State.” (The letter of direction for this sum is dated Feb. 3, see supra, p. 131. The money order hereon is dated April 7. The issue of a letter of direction without the prior authority of a sign manual or a money warrant was probably an accidental oversight on the part of the Lord Treasurer.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 31. Order Book VIII, p. 415.
Money warrant for 989l. 17s. 0d. to Sir William Lewen and Sir Samuell Clark for the surplusage in their account as Sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the year ended 29 Sept. 1713, the same arising by payments to John Davis, John Batchelor and others for apprehending Thomas Reynolds and seven others, burglars, and Joseph Avery and three others for robbery on the highway.
Prefixing: certificate by the Deputy Clerk of the Pipe of said surplusage. (Money order dated April 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 16 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 47–8. Order Book VIII, p. 411. Disposition Book XXII, p. 223.
March 24. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, to pay 40l. to Samuel Hunter, one of the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines (over and above his settled allowance of 3l. a day) for his extraordinary service and charges in disbanding the supernumerary men of Col. Goring's Regiment at Plymouth, which he performed alone, his fellow Commissioner, Sir William Gifford, being indisposed. Money Book XXIII, p. 49.
Letter of direction for 9,069l. 1s. 7¾d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to carry on the subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from 1713 Dec. 25 and is in further part of 43,177l. 14s. 6d. The said sum is to be issued out of the following funds:
£ s. d.
out of the 25l. per ton on French wines [7–8 Wm. III., c. 20] 2,704 19
out of the Duty on foreign sail cloth [12 Anne, c. 12] 49 0 0
out of the rent of Hackney Coaches [5–6 Wm. and Mary, c. 22] 600 0 0
out of the Prize Duties from the Plantations [10 Anne, c. 30] 151 7 11½
out of the Plantation Duty [25 Car. II., c. 7] 601 5 10
out of the third Quarterly Poll [9 Wm. III., c. 38] 0 6 0
out of the first 2s. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1] 0 6 9
out of the eighth 4s. Aid [3–4 Anne, c. 1] 30 1 0
out of the ninth 4s. Aid [4–5 Anne, c. 1] 30 0 0
out of the tenth 4s. Aid [6 Anne, c. 1] 30 0 0
out of the eleventh 4s. Aid [6 Anne, c. 35] 491 0
out of the twelfth 4s. Aid [7 Anne, c. 1] 3,784 8
out of the thirteenth 4s. Aid [8 Anne, c. 1] 440 3 10½
£9,069 1
Disposition Book XXII, p. 214.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. My Lord Treasurer finds that the balance due to the Crown on the account of Mr. Harbord [as late Paymaster of the Forces and Transport for the Expedition to Ireland], which has been so long sued for, is not yet paid into the Exchequer. Why is this? You are to take all proper measures that it be forthwith paid. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 163.
Same to Lord Bolingbroke enclosing a letter [missing] sent to my Lord Treasurer from the Customs Commissioners enclosing one from their officers at Dover concerning several Irishmen that have been lately sent thence to Calais by one Thomas Driscoll. Ibid.
March 24. Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Thomas Fryer for employment in the Customs. Ibid., p. 166.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Gilliat et al., sureties for William Cawthorp, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Co. Lincoln, shewing that at Cawthorp's decease there was due 5,008l. 18s. 11½d. from him to the Crown; his estate was sold for 700l.; William Burnet, one of the sureties, is dead; Gilliat has been in prison 18 months, has an aged wife and is very poor; John Garland, another surety, is very poor and has five or six children: therefore praying leave to apply to Parliament for relief, their friends proposing to pay 250l. as a composition. Reference Book IX, p. 161.
1714.
March. 25.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir William Desbouviere [Des Bouverie]. (Privy seal dated April 8 hereon.) (Treasurer Oxford's warrant to the Receipt dated April 12 for tallies of discharge accordingly.)
The like for discharge of Sir Jonathan Cope's baronetcy fee. (Privy seal dated April 8 hereon.) (The like warrant from the Lord Treasurer.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 30, 31, 55–6. Money Book XXIII, p. 73.
Same to John Hart, Governor of the Province of Maryland, to pay to Benedict Leonard Calvert the moiety of the salary, perquisites and emoluments of the Governor of Maryland for the interim period between the 30 July 1709 (the day of the death of the late Governor) and the date of said Hart's own commission as Governor. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 32.
Same to Alexander Spotswood, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to pay out of the revenue of quit rents in Virginia the following sums: viz.
£
Phillip Ludwell and Nathaniel Harrison, Commissioners for settling the boundaries between Virginia and North Carolina, 100l. each 200
Harry Beverley, Surveyor, for 38 days’ attendance of himself and his servants with his instruments for discovering of the latitude of the several places claimed by both Governments [Virginia and North Carolina] 38
John Allen, Surveyor, for eight days’ attendance as to same service 8
the Interpreter for his attendance and service at taking the examinations of the Indians 4
£250
all by reason that for the better discovering the truth of the matter in controversy they were obliged to undertake sundry troublesome and expensive journeys into Carolina to the Tributary Indian towns and to sundry remote places on the frontiers for examining witnesses and taking the informations of the Indians and for making observations of the Latitude at the mouth of the Nottoway River, Wiccons Creek and Corruttuck Inlet. Ibid., p. 33. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 93–5.
March 25. Royal Warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay 3,000l. to Hatton Compton, executor of Henry, Bishop of London, deceased, as royal bounty which the Queen had resolved during his lifetime to grant to him in consideration of the great charges he was at for many years in relation to the chaplains and ministers appointed from time to time for the ministry in her Majesty's Foreign Plantations. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 36.
Royal sign manual for 1,100l. to Daniel Arthur in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Matthew Prior from Paris 13 Feb. last, new style, for money by him expended there for her Majesty's especial service: and 35l. 15s. 0d. for the [Exchequer] fees thereon. (Money warrant dated March 27 hereon.) (Money order dated April 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 36. Order Book VIII, p. 411. Disposition Book XXII, p. 215.
Same for 5,000l. to Edward Nicholas as the Queen's free gift and bounty for and towards the relief and support of such poor distressed French Ministers as are now residing in and about the cities of London and Westminster; to be paid by him in accordance with instructions from the Archbishop of Canterbury et al., detailed. (Money warrant dated March 27 hereon.) (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 37–8. Order Book VIII, p. 417.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to pay 25l. to Thomas Atterbury as royal bounty.
5l. to George Simpson as same.
5l. 5s. 0d. to Peter Du Souley as same. Money Book XXIII, p. 34.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to crave allowances for themselves respectively as follows for preparing accounts on which hitherto no fees have been allowed to them, whereupon the said Lord Treasurer will direct satisfaction thereof in South Sea Stock, viz. 603l. and 150l. for examining and making up states of Vander Esch's accounts of the Dutch, Danish and Saxe Gotha Troops in the first war: 150l. for examining &c. Henry Vincent's accounts as Paymaster of the Forces in Spain in 1705: 150l. per an. for ditto for Sir Henry Furnese's accounts of the public money remitted abroad for the use of the Forces from 1705 to 1710: 150l. for ditto for Capt. Henry Martin's account of Almanza prisoners in 1707 and similarly 150l. for Capt. John Arnott's account, who succeeded him in 1708, and similarly 150l. for the account of the said Arnott as Paymaster in the Expedition to Canada in 1711: 100l. for ditto for the Receivers of the Two Million Lottery in 1711 (fn. 1) and 100l. each for the two Lotteries for 1,500,000l. each in 1710 and 1711 and the two Lotteries of 1,800,000l. each in 1712; one moiety of the usual fees for ditto for the accounts of the Paymaster of the late Million Lottery from March 1711 to Michaelmas 1713: 40l. for the Cash and General Accounts of the Duties on pepper, raisins &c., viz. 20l. each [account]: 40l. for the like accounts of the new Duties on goods exported, viz. 20l. per an. each [account]: 20l. for the like accounts of the new Duties on hides and skins, viz. 10l. per an. each [account]: 20l. for the like accounts of the new Duties on hops, Duty on candles, Duty on rock salt exported, Prize Duty from the Plantations and new Duty on soap; to wit 10l. for the General Account of these Duties and 10l. for the Cash Account: 100l. for William Chetwynd's account of money and provisions sent to Barcelona from 1708 to 1713: 150l. for Brigadier Petit's account for fortifications &c. at Port Mahon “in the same years”: 40l. for Major Webb's account for fortifications at Gibraltar in the years 1706 and 1707: 10l. for Richard Hill's account of moneys for the assistance of the Cevennois in 1703 and 1704: and further hereby the sum of 103l. 10s. 8½d. is to be allowed to the executors of the late Auditor Done for auditing and making up the account of the Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets from Xmas 1698 to Lady day 1702, for which no fees were paid in his lifetime; to be paid out of the money remaining in the hands of Mr. Arnold as Paymaster of the said Lottery.
Prefixing: report by Sir William Wyndham [Chancellor of the Exchequer] and William Lowndes dated 26 Feb. 1713–14 on the demands from the said two Auditors of Imprests for allowances for accounts prepared by them respectively for which no fees have [hitherto] been allowed. Ibid., pp. 50–54.
March 25. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to Col. Philip Howard as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 56.
William Lowndes to Lord Delawar, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 419l. 15s. 0d. as follows: out of moneys directed ut supra, p. 178.
£ s. d.
to the Lord Almoner for this year's Maundy money 200 0 0
to ditto for her Majesty's Daily Alms and poor at the Gate for last Lady day quarter according to the [Chamber] Establishment 179 15 0
to Anthony Dagley, one of her Majesty's Messengers [of the Chamber], in part of what is due to him on his bills in the Office of the Chamber, he being now ordered on service abroad 40 0 0
£419 15 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 217.
March 25. William Lowndes to Lord Bolingbroke enclosing (a) infra.
Appending: (a) extract of a letter from Sir Thomas Frankland and Sir John Evelyn, Postmaster General, dated March 24 to Mr. Lowndes. We have this day received from Mr. Buck, our agent at Dover, the letter as in (b) infra. The Capt. Gallwey named therein is the same with the person named in the letter from Dublin referred to in your letter of the 19th inst., supra, p. 179 and infra, pp. 195, 196.
(b) the said letter from Clement Buck to the Postmasters General dated Dover Post Office March 23. I have made all inquiry in obedience to your letter of the 20th and find a great many Irishmen have been transported for Calais in the by Boats (who make it their business to carry passengers); but into what service they entered I am not able to inform you. By all circumstances that I can gather the innkeeper in Dover mentioned in John Brady's letter is Thomas Driscoll, an Irishman who keeps the sign of the ‘ George ‘ at the Peer [pier], where there resorts a great many Irishmen; and it is very much suspected that he is an emissary for convoying [conveying] those Irishmen over sea. As to Capt. Patrick Galloway he is reputed here to be an Irish papist and [so are] all his family. He commands a small yacht that carried over abundance of passengers to Calais and in his absence his nephew commands her, and both him and his nephew are mighty intimate with Driscoll. I shall according to your command communicate your letter to the Captains [of the pacquet boats] as soon as they arrive here, they being at present all at the other side. Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 164–5.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing representation [missing] from Charles Pembridge, landwaiter at Bristol, and from the Pewterers there, touching frauds committed there to the prejudice of the tin revenue. Please report to my Lord proper methods of preventing same. (A like letter to the Agents for tin in Cornwall.) (The like letter on the following day to the Customs Commissioners.) Ibid., p. 165.
Same to the Secretary at War enclosing the petitions [missing] of the Officers of the eight Invalid Companies and of the inhabitants of the city of Westminster who credited them [gave them credit for quarters]. My Lord Treasurer desires you to lay their case before the House [along] with the estimates of the charge of the Guards and Garrisons for the present year. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to Lord Bolingbroke. My Lord Treasurer sends for your consideration the enclosed letter [missing] from Capt. Desborow concerning the furniture of the Fubbs yacht which was some time since ordered to be fitted up to attend my Lord Peterborough in[to] Italy. Ibid., p. 167.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] recommending Samuel Lucket as a riding officer, Thomas Bourne as a boatman and Robert Disble as mate of one of the Customs House yachts. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Watkins to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Stair relating to forage money owing on account of his Regiment. Ibid.
March 25. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph Dixon as a boatman in Deal port loco Jonathan Williams, who has relinquished. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 120.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to be Commissioners for managing the Salt Duties there. (The patent hereon is dated April 9.) Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 88–9.
March 26. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Lambard, Surveyor of the riding officers appointed for the guard of the coasts of Kent and Sussex, praying an allowance for travelling charges and a clerk to assist him for the better executing process against the transporters of wool. Reference Book IX, p. 161.
Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford appointing Roger Chapman, Esq., to be the officer to enter and register all assignments of the standing orders in lieu of tickets in the Queen's Civil List 500,000l. Lottery, [12 Anne, c. 11] and also to inspect and comptroll all receipts and payments and accounts thereof.
Followed by: (1) Treasury reference dated March 27 to the Queen's Remembrancer of said Chapman's petition proposing his sureties in 2,000l. for his said office; (2) report by Ga. Armiger (in the absence of the Deputy Remembrancer) dated Exchequer Office, Inner Temple, on the sufficiency of said sureties; (3) warrant dated April 1 by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 170–72.
Same appointing William Wenman to be Paymaster of the said Lottery.
Prefixing: (1) reference of petition, ut supra; (2) report dated 26 April by J. Hardinge, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer; (3) warrant dated April 27 to the Queen's Remembrancer, ut supra. Ibid., pp. 172, 179.
March 27. Money warrant for 100l. to William Wekett for 1714 Lady day quarter for attendance and necessaries for the Treasury Office (“including the rooms lately added thereunto”).
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters on several occasions. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 57. Order Book VIII, p. 415.
William Lowndes to Edward Nicholas. The Lord Treasurer directs you to pay the following sums out of any moneys imprested to you [for the Queen's private bounties and pensions]; being due to them at 1714 Lady day on their several pensions as is certified by Edward Godfrey: viz.
£ s. d.
Charlotte, Lady Lovelace 75 0 0
Dame Barbara Killigrew 37 10 0
Mrs. Elizabeth Farthing 25 0 0
Mrs. Frances Ireland, Mrs. Jane Ireland, 12l. 10s. 0d. each 25 0 0
Lady Frances Keightley 100 0 0
Mrs. Judith Stourton 7 10 0
Mrs. Mary Shelly 5 0 0
Elizabeth Boucher and daughters 25 0 0
Jeoffry Gibbons, Esq. 37 10 0
Mrs. Elizabeth Doyley 25 0 0
Mrs. Margaret Swinton, Mrs. Mary Lee, 12l. 10s. 0d. each 25 0 0
Mrs. Martha Lockart 75 0 0
Mr. Jacob de Blagny for French [Huguenot] gentlewomen at the Hague 50 0 0
Henry Bulstrode, Esq. 37 10 0
Richard and Grace Sydenham, 5l. each 10 0 0
Mrs. Ann Richbell 10 0 0
Mrs. Mary Thornycroft 15 0 0
Mr. Anthony William Bohme, Mr. Geo. Andrew Ruperti, each 50l. 100 0 0
Mr. John Christian Jacobi 15 0 0
Mrs. Dove Crusius 17 10 0
Mrs. Mary Hill 10 0 0
Mrs. Elizabeth Barrow 5 0 0
Mrs. Eleanor Goddard 3 0 0
Mr. John Gosling 12 10 0
Mr. Pendrill for Richard Floyd and John Jones. 25 0 0
Mr. John Pellet 45 0 0
Susanna, Duchess de la Force, for half a year at Xmas 1713 on her pension 250 0 0
£1,068 0 0
Money Book XXIII, p. 58.
March 27. Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Lord Treasurer for 1714 Lady day quarter's salary. (Money order dated April 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 59. Order Book VIII, p. 413.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Money Book XXIII, p. 60.
William Lowndes to [Spencer] Compton to pay as follows out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears: viz.
£ s. d.
John Pellet for 1½ years to 1713 June 24 on his pension of 60l. per an. 90 0 0
Madame Claude de Vennevelle for 2½ years to same time on her pension of 49l. 10s. 0d. per an. 123 15 0
ditto for 1½ years to same time on her pension of 20l. per an. 30 0 0
£243 15 0
Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 144.
Letter of direction for 1,100l. to Edward Nicholas: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be applied to such uses as her Majesty hath directed. Disposition Book XXII, p. 215.
March 27. William Lowndes to same to pay as follows out of the above 1,100l. “pursuant to warrants signed by the Lord Treasurer in that behalf”: viz.
£ s. d.
to Col. Philip Howard 100 0 0
to the Countess Dowager of Cassilis 50 0 0
to Thomas Atterbury, Esq. 25 0 0
to Geo. Simpson 5 0 0
to Peter Du Souley 5 5 0
£185 5 0
Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter from Lord Bolingbroke concerning some brandy seized by your officers in the ship George at Weymouth and the ship William at Dartmouth.
Appending: (a) said letter dated March 25 enclosing translations of two memorials which I received from Monsieur D'Iberville.
(b) and (c) the said letters from D'Ibervill [Charles François de la Bonde, Sieur d'Iberville, Envoy Extraordinary from France] concerning brandy at Guernsey ordered by the Sieur Pigaut, merchant of Calais, to be laden in a small vessel for Dunkirk but put by Mr. Oby of Guernsey on an English ship called the George, Capt. Isaac Pidgeon, who was obliged by a violent storm to put into Weymouth, where he was seized. although the bill of lading shows that the brandy was only intended for Dunkirk: and similarly with regard to the brandies in the William bound from Nantes to Dunkirk. “The supplicant understands by a letter written to Monsieur Saladin by Mr. Bartholomew, merchant at London, that the large casks laden in the said ship may be released upon condition of paying the Duties and being sold in England. The supplicant who is the Receiver of the Domains at Dunkirk, has laden in the ship 20 half pipes designed for the “Contines” of the country. To oblige him to sell them is to make him lose them. He therefore prays you to cause it to be represented to the [Privy] Council that since the large casks are free from suspicion and that they belong besides to a particular freighter it is just that they should proceed on their destined voyage and that an absolute release be granted.” Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 168–9.
Same to Mr. Lambard to examine the qualifications of John Ellis, who is recommended for a riding officer at Winchelsea. Ibid., p. 169.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn enclosing a report [missing] from the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines for paying the arrears to the Subalterns of those [Marine] Regiments that have been disbanded. Bring my Lord an account of the money due to the said Subalterns and what must be immediately ordered for it. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Conway, Esq., Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Chester and part of North Wales 1709–1712, praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book IX, p. 161.
March 27. Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Dering, who has acted for many years for Mr. Champante as Auditor of Imprests in Ireland, praying consideration for his long and faithful services therein “and upon surrender of the present grant of the said office for the lives of the said Champante and Robert Curtis (whose interest therein the petitioner alleges to be assigned over to him), that the same may be granted to petitioner for the lives of his two sons, Edward and Henry Dering.” Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 355.
March 28. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Alexander Spotswood, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of Virginia, to take to himself out of her Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead there the sum of 150l. per an. for two years from the determination of the previous like grant by royal warrant of 1712 June 18 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 320–1] as in lieu of house rent: all by reason that the building of a house for the Governor cannot be finished within said prior two years by reason of the state of the Colony, the disaster of war and the low price of tobacco and the impairing of the emoluments of that Government. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 34. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 95–6.
Same to Sir Nathaniel Lloyd, Kt., her Majesty's Advocate General, and George Smith, Esq., her Majesty's Procurator General in the Courts of Admiralty and Courts Ecclesiastical, to appear before Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and to desire letters of administration on behalf of the Crown of the personal estate of Thomas Manning, an intestate bastard, who died near Hartlebury, Co. Worcester, leaving no kin. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 35.
Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to appoint John Custis as a Queen's waiter, London port, loco Lewis Montgomery, junr., lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 120.
March 29. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties] to pay 500l. to Augustine Osborne as royal bounty. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 37.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to pay 50l. to the Countess Dowager of Cassillis by way of advance for 1714 June 24 quarter on her annuity or pension of 200l. granted by the sign manual of 1713 Oct. 13 [Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 381]. Money Book XXIII, p. 57.
Allowance by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for 1714 Lady day quarter: total 1,398l. 9s. 2d., being 1,327l. 19s. 2d. for the Stamp Duties continued; 38l. for new Duty; 31l. 10s. 0d. for certain new Duties; 1l. for the Duties on policies of insurance. [For these Duties see supra, p. 172.] Ibid., pp. 61ab.
Warrant by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 75l. to Sir John Worden as royal bounty towards the support and maintenance of the younger children of Charles, late Earl of Dunmore.
150l. to Thomas Parks, gent., as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 61c.
March 29. Allowance by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1714 Lady day quarter: total 200l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 59.
Money warrant for 33l. 13s. 8d. to John Neabond for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Rutland for the year ended 29 Sept. 1713: the same arising by payments to Elizabeth Hunt et al. for apprehending John Smith and William Alligoe for robbing on the highway.
Prefixing: certificate by the Deputy Clerk of the Pipe of said surplusage. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 60. Order Book VIII, p. 426. Disposition Book XXII, p. 226.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Bond relating to the mortgage writings of the estate of James Smith forfeited to her Majesty. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 170.
Same to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords for their consideration the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Hare concerning Capt. Desborow. Ibid.
Same to Lord Bolingbroke enclosing a letter from Mr. Watkins with copy of another to him from Col. Denew, Deputy to the Lieutenant of Dover Castle [under the Duke of Ormonde, Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports], relating to several ill practices committed by Capt. Galway and others at Dover in convoying passengers from thence to France supposed to be either for the Pretender's or other foreign services.
Appending. (a) said letter from Henry Watkins [to William Lowndes] dated Whitehall March 27 inst. enclosing (b). You will see that there is need of his Lordship's interposition to support the authority of the Government and that of the Lord Warden.
(b) Letter from Col. Na. Denew to said Watkins dated March 24 inst. In pursuance of the Duke of Ormonde's command I immediately went to Dover. It appears that such passengers as abovesaid have been of late permitted to go over by Mr. Buck, the present agent of the Pacquets to the Postmaster General; and though there are other officers that have a right of inspecting and challenging fees from all passengers yet no one exacts any but Buck, the agent, who obliges them to sell their shirts from their backs to advance a shilling or two more than their common fair and refuses passage to none he can make a penny of. The Lord Warden's officers, whose business it is to register every passenger's name, the places they come from and are bound to, and that keeps his office on the Quay they are shipped from and is a cheque to such passengers that cannot give a good account of themselves, is so far neglected and discouraged by the several pacquet masters that when he makes complaint to them that they receive passengers on board without being examined or registered, they answer they have Buck's, their agent's, pass and that is sufficient. There are likewise several By-Boats that belong to the inhabitants of the towns of Dover and Folkestone who frequently carry over the better sort of passengers without any regard to passes, examinations or being registered. The best method I can think of to prevent such practices is by an order of Council to suppress such By-Boats as are not licensed and to order the masters of the pacquets not to take any passengers on board who have not certificates as well from the Register and Custom House officers as from the agent of the pacquet boats. Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 170–2.
March 29. William Lowndes to Lord Bolingbroke enclosing (a) and (b), infra, on the same subject as above.
Appending: (a) letter from Ben. Waterhouse [to William Lowndes] enclosing by order of the Postmasters General a letter from M. Constant, Deputy Postmaster at Margate, dated the 27th inst.
(b) Said letter from Constant. According to your orders [I] have made what inquiry I can concerning any letters for raising recruits for the Pretender and [I] find that one Whited of this place hath lately received a letter from Calais for her to come over and get two or three or twenty men and bring [them] with her and that they should have ten shillings a man and if they applied themselves to one Samson of Dover he would carry them passage free. Mr. Lewis, the minister of this parish, has seen the letter and has this day sent to my Lord Bolingbroke what he saw in it. The woman has burnt the letter, but she told me she knew of two or three more letters upon the same account was sent to Canterbury, but I could not get out of her to whom, or anybody else that is concerned in carrying on such practices. Ibid., pp. 172–3.
Same to the Postmasters General to inquire into the above case of Mr. Buck and to report to my Lord Treasurer upon it. Ibid., p. 173.
March 30. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to John, Lord Bellendine [Bellenden], as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 61c.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present Bushy Mansell (a relative of Lord Mansell and formerly Lieut. of one of her Majesty's ships) to command one of the Custom House sloops. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 173.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. My Lord has read your report on Mr. Conway's petition for allowances for extraordinary charges. I am to acquaint you that the Queen's Civil List can by no means bear that expense. You are to propose how the same may be satisfied. Ibid., p. 174.
Same to the Secretary at War. My Lord Treasurer has received Mr. Watkins’ report on the Earl of Stair's demand for forage money for the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, under his command, in the quarters at Bruges the last winter. My Lord desires you to insert the sum reported by Watkins as reasonable for the said forage amongst any of the demands that you shall lay before the House this Session.
In the margin: The Secretary of War in return says all his estimates were [already] given in [to the House] and desires it may be sent to the Paymaster. So Mr. Watkins’ report was accordingly put into Col. More's hands. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. Her Majesty has directed new Regulations to be made for the Office of the Works to take place as from the 31st inst. You are to take care to undertake no new buildings or repairs to her Majesty's palaces or houses till the said Regulations be adjusted and signed by her Majesty save by particular warrant from the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
March 30. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Lloyd for the vacant place of a clerk of the coast business in London port. Reference Book IX, p. 161.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Bishop of Londonderry praying that he may receive the profits of the said bishopric from the death of his predecessor. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 355.
Royal warrant dated St. James's for a patent to grant to Thomas Kennedy to be her Majesty's sole and only Advocate in Scotland (Advocate for Scotland in all actions and causes civil and criminal and others of whatsoever nature belonging to her Majesty in Scotland) reserving to the Crown the power of naming the Deputy Advocates for the circuits of Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 112–13.
Royal letters patent dated St. James's appointing John Carnegie to be Solicitor General of Scotland: during pleasure only: with all privileges, fees &c. Ibid., p. 114.
March 31. Letter of direction for 400l. to the Cofferer of the Household, this week “and the like weekly sum of 400l. from this time till further order.” Disposition Book XXII, p. 217.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing two drafts [missing] relating to the Asiento “which were read last night at your Chamber,” and the notes which were made on reading the same. I send also a paper [missing] of the proportions with the amendments as they were offered by myself. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 175.
Same to same to hasten his report on the wastes committed by Sir Simeon Stuart in Holt Forest, as many complaints are still made of many disorders committed in that forest both with respect to the vert and venison there. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed report [missing] of Mr. Brydges on the petition of the executor of Thomas Morrice, late Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, relating to the allowance craved by him for shipping money from Lisbon to Catalonia for the use of her Majesty's Forces there. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South]. My Lord Treasurer has received from the Earl of Abingdon, Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent South, a representation from the Lord Warden et al. of New Forest setting forth that the enclosures there made pursuant to the Act of 9 Wm. III, c. 33, for raising of timber do not answer the purpose of the said Act; and proposing a Commission for more effectually putting same in execution. Please report hereon. Ibid.
March 31. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Pellington, Collector of Newhaven port, Co. Sussex, shewing that since his appointment his salary has been reduced from 60l. to 45l.: therefore praying to be restored to the old salary. Reference Book IX, p. 161.

Footnotes

1 Two Million Lottery: by 9 Anne, c. 16; 1710 Lottery for 1,500,000l.: by 8 Anne, c. 10; 1711 Lottery for 1,500,000l.: by 9 Anne, c. 6; 1712 Lottery of 1,800,000l.: by 10 Anne, c. 18; 1712 Lottery of 1,800,000l. (Classes): by 10 Anne, c. 19; Million Lottery: by 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3; Duties on pepper, raisins &c. by 8 Anne, c. 12. New Duties on goods exported. This is probably a mistake in the original manuscript. It is probably meant for new or additional Duties on coals exported: as by 13 Anne, c. 18, clause 9. The reference, however, may be to the revived Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage on exports under the Act 9 Anne, c. 6. Duties on hops: by 9 Anne, c. 13; Duties on candles: by 9 Anne, c. 6, and 8 Anne, c. 5; Duty on rock salt exported: by 9 Anne, c. 16; Prize Duty from the Plantations: by 9 Anne, c. 29; Duty on soap: by 10 Anne, c. 18.