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April 1714, 1-10

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'Warrant Books: April 1714, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 198-215. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86145 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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April 1714, 1-10

April 1. William Lowndes to Mr. [Spencer] Compton to pay 150l. to Peter Beaubisson for 1½ years to 1713 June 24 on his pension of 100l. per an.: same to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 148.
Letter of direction for 4,000l. 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. 216.
William Lowndes to said Nicholas. The Lord Treasurer directs you to pay as follows out of the above 4,000l.: viz. to
£ s. d.
Christian Sigfried de Plesson, one of the late Prince George of Denmark's Danish servants: for three quarters to 1714 Lady day on his pension 300 0 0
John Geo. Hugk, Esq., the like on 600l. per an. 450 0 0
Mr. Nicholas Gutsmer, the like on 40l. per an. 30 0 0
Mr. Carsten Buckholt, the like on 140l. per an. 105 0 0
ditto, the like on 70l. per an. 52 10 0
Matthew Barrow, the like on 50l. per an. 37 10 0
Erasmus Peterson, the like on 50l. per an. 37 10 0
Peter Lawrenson, the like on 12l. per an. 9 0 0
Peter Kirke, the like on 50l. per an. 37 10 0
Cort Walkeling, Esq., the like on 200l. per an. 150 0 0
ditto, the like on 330l. per an. 247 10 0
Mary Plessen, the like on 52l. per an. 39 0 0
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith, the like on 30l. per an. 22 10 0
Mrs. Mary Barrow, the like on 16l. per an. 12 0 0
Thomas Cross, the like on 5l. per an. 3 15 0
John Geo. Lesier, Esq., the like on 125l. per an. 93 15 0
Countess de Altembourg, on 125l. per an. 93 15 0
Burchard Suhm, the like on 250l. per an. 187 10 0
Mrs. Kath. Lutzau, the like on 50l. per an. 37 10 0
Mrs. Mary Monceau, the like on 100l. per an. 75 0 0
Sophia Schumacher, the like on 25l. per an. 18 15 0
Geo. Peterson, the like on 50l. per an. 37 10 0
Christian Matson, the like on 25l. per an. 18 15 0
Lord Bellindine [Bellenden], as of her Majesty's bounty 100 0 0
Mr. Austin Osborne, as same 500 0 0
Mr. Thomas Parks, as same 150 0 0
Sir John Worden, as same 75 0 0
£2,921 5 0
Ibid., pp. 216–17.
April 1. Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to keep wind tight and water tight the house inhabited by Auditor Godolphin in Scotland Yard belonging to her Majesty and lately enjoyed by William Vanburgh, then Comptroller of the Works; the same being in so untenantable condition that the papers, books and records belonging to said Godolphin's Office are in danger of being damaged by the weather. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 176.
Same to Mr. Wilcox. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on Lieut. Gen. Webb's representation concerning the rebuilding of a barn belonging to her Majesty in the Isle of Wight which was blown down in the last great storm. Please inform yourself whether the said barn do not belong to a farm and in the hands of tenants; whether such tenants are not obliged to be at the charge of repairs; and if the Queen is to be at the charge of rebuilding the barn whether it may not be best for her Majesty's service to contract upon the place for materials and workmanship “especially if care has been taken to preserve the old materials which his Lordship likewise desires you will enquire into.” Ibid., p. 177.
Same to the Comptrollers of the [Accounts of the] Army to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from an unknown hand concerning indirect practices charged upon Lieut. Col. Parker. Ibid.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn to report on the enclosed letter [missing] received by my Lord Treasurer from Mr. Lyn, Muster Master General of Marines, enclosing his case with relation to hardships he lies under in the execution of his said office. Ibid., p. 180.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing the Duke of Ormonde's letter with two accounts [all missing] of what is alleged to be due to General Officers who served in Flanders for 1½ years to 1713 June 24. If the same are not already inserted in the accounts of debts incurred for the Forces Abroad whilst under your pay my Lord Treasurer desires that you will add them to the said account before you deliver it into the House of Commons. Ibid., p. 182.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines of the petition of the Staff Officers of the Marine Regiments shewing that the subalterns of said Regiments have received their clearing and petitioners’ case is the same in every respect [with that of the subalterns]: therefore praying payment of their clearings. Reference Book IX, p. 162.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] of the petition of Major Gen. Charles Trelawney, Governor of Plymouth, shewing that he has been paid a fee of 56s. a day over and above the pay allowed him on the Establishment of the Guards and Garrisons: that by the Queen's warrant of 12 Aug. 1705 it was directed to be paid out of the Contingencies of the Guards and Garrisons or out of money saved by respits: that he was so paid to 23 Dec. 1708, from which time the said allowance was added to his other allowance as Governor [of Plymouth] and placed on the Establishment of the Guards and Garrisons and continued thereon till 23 June 1713: but from that time is left out: therefore praying payment. Ibid.
April 1. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Duke of Athol et al. proposing that the places therein mentioned may be appointed to be the ports from whence naval stores may be imported from Scotland in order to entitle the importers to the premium allowed by Act of Parliament [12 Anne, c. 9]. Will this occasion any additional charge for officers of the Customs or Navy? Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 87.
April 2. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint Thomas Spence to be Comptroller of the Stamp Office (to inspect, examine and control all accounts of the moneys of said Duties): in place of William Ashurst, whose patent as Accomptant and Comptroller General thereof is hereby revoked. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 38–9.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay 500l. per an. to William Cotesworth as from 1713 Xmas, in accordance with the sign manual as follows: the Queen having upon her accession directed a yearly sum of 1,500l. to be paid to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, as royal bounty out of secret service money, but in 1706 for the better accommodation of his affairs he prayed the Queen's permission to dispose of 500l. per an. thereof to William Cotesworth, Esq., during her Majesty's life, “although he, the said Earl, should not so long live,” which the Queen by sign manual dated 1706 July 8 did direct accordingly, viz. that the said 500l., part of said 1,500l., should be paid to said Cotesworth for her life. Ibid., p. 40.
Same to same to pay 100l. per an. to Col. Richard Baggot over and above the 100l. per an. already payable to him in the Office of said Edward Nicholas: as from Xmas 1713. Ibid., p. 41.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances to James Brydges as follows in his account as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, commencing 24 Dec. 1707 and ending 22 Dec. 1708, to wit the payments made for our [British] proportion of the pay to the Foreign [Allied] Forces amounting to 469,950l. 5s. 26/7d., which have been made for the full numbers according to the Establishment, but being made without muster rolls cannot regularly be allowed, that is to say on the Establishment of the 40,000 men 116,585l. 7s. 51/7d. to the Danes for their pay from 1707 Dec. 24 to 1708 Dec. 23 in pursuance of a treaty between Wm. III., the King of Denmark and the States General dated 1701 June 15; 43,136l. 15s. 33/7d. to the Prussians for the same time pursuant to a Treaty between her Majesty and the King of Prussia dated 28 Nov. 1704; 53,823l. 15s. 84/7d. to the Hessians for the same time in pursuance of a Convention Act between Wm. III., the States General and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell dated 1701 Feb. 13; 171,799l. 16s. 44/7d. to the Troops of Hanover and Zell for the same time pursuant to a Convention Act between her Majesty and the Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg dated 30 Dec. 1704; making in all 385,345l. 14s. 95/7d. for the Forces on the Establishment of the 40,000 men; and further on the Establishment of the 20,000 men 27,406l. 10s. 8d. to the Troops of Holstein Gottorp for their pay for the same time pursuant to a Convention Act between England, Holland and the Duke of Holstein Gottorp dated 15 March 1703; 23,314l. 17s. 95/7d. to the Troops of Saxe Gotha for same time pursuant to a like Convention with the Duke of Saxe Gotha dated 27 March 1703; 10,884l. 15s. 106/7d. to the Regiment of Foot of Hesse Cassel for same time pursuant to a Convention Act with the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel dated 31 March 1703; 14,653l. 18s. 10¼d. to the Regiment of Dragoons of Leige [Lièe] commanded by Baron Waleff for same time pursuant to a Convention with Monsieur Waleff dated 24 Feb. 1703; 8,344l. 7s. 22/7d. for the pay of 520 men excess of 12,000 Danes for the same time stipulated for by the aforesaid Treaty, amounting in all for the Forces on the Establishment of the 20,000 Augmentation men to 84,604l. 10s. 516/47d.: and further the sum of 86,803l. 17s. 102/7d. for the pay of 3,000 additional Palatines, Baron de Bothmar's Dragoons and the Saxon Forces for same time notwithstanding the want of muster rolls, the same being pursuant to the Treaties and the Establishment of those Forces and proper acquittances being produced for the same: and further the sum of 23,714l. 5s. 56/7d. for her Majesty's proportion (moiety) of Forage, Waggon Money, Recruits and other extraordinaries for the Foreign Forces, both the 40,000 men and the 20,000 Augmentation men and the additional Forces, since taken into the joint pay of her Majesty and the States General, including (excepting) 7,218l. 18s. 33/7d. for the said allowances to the Hanover Troops pursuant to the 5th Article of the Treaty dated 14 April 1708, and according to the accounts thereof signed by Monsieur Slingelandt setting forth the whole charge and that the States General had ordered the payment of their moiety thereof, the same being also within the allowance made on the Establishment for extraordinaries: and further the sum of 7,768l. 2s. 22/7d. paid to the Hanover and Danish Forces for Bread and Forage in the winter quarters anno 1708, the same being part of the money provided for amongst other Extraordinary Charges of the War in an Estimate laid before Parliament 12 Feb. 1708–9 and paid pursuant to an agreement made on the Queen's behalf by William Cadogan, Esq., who then acted as her Majesty's Plenipotentiary in Holland, and appearing due to them by accounts signed and certified by Monsieur Slingelandt: and further the following sums paid for Subsidy to Foreign Princes, viz. 21,825l. 7s. 106/7d. to the Landgrave of Hesse for one year's subsidy due to him 23 Dec. 1708 and for 366 days’ additional subsidy from 1 Dec. 1707 to 30 Nov. 1708 pursuant to Treaties made with that Prince dated 13 Feb. 1701 and 20 May 1706; 5,952l. 7s. 73/7d. to the Elector of Treves for one year's subsidy to 1708 Dec. 23 pursuant to Treaty dated 7 May 1702; 4,761l. 18s. 11/7d. to the Elector Palatine for his subsidy for the same time by Treaty dated 17 May 1703; 50,000l. to the King of Prussia for 12 months’ subsidy ended 1708–9 Jan. 15 and for the agio and exchange for remitting the same pursuant to the Treaty dated 28 Nov. 1704: amounting in all for the said Subsidies to 82,539l. 13s. 73/7d.; and likewise to allow the sum of 24,296l. 10s. 91/7d. paid for the Queen's moiety of making good the agio or difference of the money due to the Prussian Forces after their marching out of the Garrisons between the Rhine and the Maese into such parts where the money of the Empire is not current; and for payments for bread and forage of the said Troops whilst they were in such parts where the countries did not furnish them therewith during the campaign of 1708, as appears by the certificate of Monsieur Slingelandt and the stipulation of the Treaty before mentioned; and further 1,143l. 16s. 11¾d. paid to the captains of the several Dutch ships who supplied several of our Forces with provisions on board their ships in their passage from Holland to England upon the intended invasion in 1708, paid pursuant to the order of Lieut. Gen. Cadogan, then in the quality of Envoy and Plenipotentiary in Holland, but the said last named sum or so much thereof as the Queen shall think fit to be reimbursed to her out of the pay of the said Forces is to be surcharged on the said Paymaster [Brydges] in such account wherein he shall take credit for the pay; likewise to allow the sum of 9,117l. 5s. 6d. paid and expended by this Accomptant, Brydges, without accompt, for secret service and Contingencies of the Army in the Low Countries; and likewise the sum of 11,720l. 6s. 5d. by him paid for fees upon receiving money at the Exchequer for the use of the said Forces, being at one penny per £ the rate settled by Act of Parliament: likewise of the sum of 190l. 4s. 0d. paid for fees at the Treasury and Exchequer fees for warrants and orders for receiving money and for imprest rolls, being the usual fees for those matters. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 41–7.
April 2. Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Nathaniel Bridgewater, gent., as imprest for the service of the Robes. (Money warrant dated April 3 hereon.) (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Ibid., p. 48. Order Book VIII, p. 416.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 8l. per an. to William Taunton constituted by patent of March 11 last as Searcher of Poole port. Money Book XXIII, p. 62.
Money order for 400l. to Sir William Wyndham for 1714 Lady day quarter's allowance as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
250l. to John Scrope for same quarter on his additional allowance as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. (Letter of direction dated April 2 hereon.)
25l. to John Tyas for same quarter as Clerk of the Pipe, Scotland. (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon.)
25l. to John Tarver for same time as Queen's Remembrancer, Scotland. (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon.)
5l. to Edward Milward for same quarter as porter attending at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book VIII, pp. 413, 414, 415. Disposition Book XXII, pp. 219, 222.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Joseph Fox for same quarter for keeping the Registers of all the public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VIII, p. 420.
[?] Same for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt for one year to 1714 March 25 for attendance in vacation, viz. 7l. to Daniel Langhorne; 7l. to Dudley Downes; 100s. to John Taylour; 100s. to John Awbrey, clerks and ministers of the Receipt; 6l. to Thomas Withers, clerk to Henry Pelham [Clerk of the Pells], and 100s. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher. Ibid.
April 2. Same for 10l. to Daniel Langhorne, senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for 1714 Lady day quarter on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Auditor Godolphin [Auditor of Wales] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Sir Stephen Fox for a fresh term of three fresh lives in his grant of the office of Receiver of Crown Revenues in South Wales. By whom is the said office executed and what are the salaries and allowances? Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 180.
April 2. Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. My Lord Treasurer is desirous that the affairs of her Majesty's several Plantations should be put into such a method as to be able by ways and means amongst themselves to support the whole charge of their Governments. He directs you to lay an account before him of the annual expense of the said Plantations respectively so far as concerns the Office of Ordnance. (The like letter to Mr. Blathwayte [as Auditor General of the Plantations].) (The like letter to Mr. Howe [as Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons].) Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War. The Establishment for Chelsea Hospital is not yet finally settled and the Commissioners for said Hospital have proposed several matters relating thereto and several other matters are proposed by Mr. Howe, Treasurer thereof. I enclose all the papers relating thereto as they import alterations in the draft of the Establishment. Please report thereon to my Lord Treasurer in order to the adjusting the said Establishment.
Appending: schedule only of said papers. Ibid., p. 181.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to order repayment to James Brydges, late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, of 17,470l. 1s. 0d. for so much supplied by him out of public moneys, for the pay and subsistence of the Regiments as follows from 1713 June 24, being the day on which they were placed on the Irish Establishment: said sum being over and above the 39,772l. 7s. 8¼d. already ordered to be returned to him: viz.
£ s. d.
Major Gen. Kellum's Regiment of Horse 2,112 13 0
Col. Backwell's Regiment of Horse 2,112 13 0
the Regiment of Horse lately commanded by Lord Harwich 2,112 13 0
Gen. Ross's Regiment of Dragoons 2,052 4 0
Col. Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons 1,585 13 0
Maj. Gen. Sabine's Regiment of Foot 1,498 17 0
Maj. Gen. Primrose's, Regiment of Foot 1,498 17 0
Brig. Preston's Regiment of Foot 1,498 17 0
Maj. Gen. Sybourg's Regiment of Foot 1,498 17 0
Col. Chudleigh's Regiment of Foot 1,498 17 0
£17,470 1 0
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 355–7.
April 3, 6,
9, 13, 21,
28.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Moor as land surveyor (one of the Surveyors of the landwaiters) in London port loco Luke Singleton, deceased.
William Saywell, as waiter and searcher at Burnham in Maldon port loco Henry Ord, deceased.
Daniel Simmonds as a boatman at Burnham loco Theophilus Boosey, dismissed.
Robert Sykes and Leonard Dalton as boatmen in Hull port loco Thomas Foxton and James Brown, who were drowned.
George Watson as mate on board the [Customs] smack employed at Dover loco William Hill, dismissed.
William Wickham as mate on board the [Customs] smack employed at Weymouth loco John de Cartwright, who refuseth that employment.
Thomas Goodge to be mate on board the Wovenho smack [the Customs smack at Wivenhoe] loco Thomas Orrell, who has left that service.
John Topling to be mate on board the [Customs] smack employed at Penzance loco Ferdinand Wivill, who declines that employment.
Nicholas Wood as a deputed searcher, London port, loco Richard Boys, deceased.
Francis Lambton as a tidesurveyor in Newcastle port loco David Bell, dismissed.
Robert Carswell as a tidesman in Lyme [Regis] port loco Humphry Pugh, deceased.
Thomas D'Oyley as deputy to John Custis, a Queen's waiter, London port.
William Seager as a tidesman in Weymouth port loco Hugh Ethersea, who would not accept that employment. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 120, 121, 123b, 126.
April 3. Money warrant for 152l. 9s. 11¾d. to Harry Brydges for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Somerset for the year ended at Michaelmas 1713, the same having arisen by his payments to Ann Dolimore et al. for apprehending Charles Cox and Edward Perring for felony and burglary, Richard Warman for counterfeiting the coin and John Saunders and Samuel Saunders for robbing and murthering.
Prefixing: certificate by the Deputy Clerk of the Pipe of said surplusage. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 16 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 63. Order Book VIII, p. 421. Disposition Book XXII, p. 223.
Same for 106l. 15s. 10d. to John Shapleigh for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Devon for same year, which arises from his payments to William Strong et al. for apprehending Michael Squire and William Miller for burglary, Thomas Joslyn, John Bennet and Geo. Soper for robbing on the highway.
Prefixing: certificate, ut supra. (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 16 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 65. Order Book VIII, p. 422. Disposition Book XXII, p. 223.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Glanvile, Comptroller, and Bernard Hutchins, Paymaster of the 1711 Lottery [9 Anne, c. 6], for 1,500,000l., to pay and apply (out of the sum of 82,522l. 18s. 1½d. as follows) the sum of 55,062l. 6s. 0d. for six months’ interest due on the 25 March 1714 upon all the standing orders for the principal sum of 1,835,410l. and to apply 27,460l. (out of the remaining 27,460l. 12s. 1½d. of the above 82,522l. 18s. 1½d) toward repayment of the principal due on the said standing orders, paying same as they stand registered in Course: the principal sum of 1,928,570l. to which the tickets fortunate and unfortunate in the said Lottery were entitled being reduced to the said 1,835,410l. and will hereby be further reduced to 1,807,950l.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that the moneys paid into the Exchequer in the half year ended March 25 last on the fund of Duties granted for said Lottery amounted to 82,521l. 9s. 1½d., which with 1l. 9s. 0d. carried forward from Oct. 3 last (supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 372) make the said sum of 82,522l. 18s. 1½d. Money Book XXIII, p. 67.
April 3. Money order for 100l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Deputy Ranger of her Majesty's House Park at Windsor, for one year to 1714 Lady day on his allowance for buying hay for the deer there. Order Book VIII, p. 421.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett enclosing the petition [missing] of the Justices of Peace for Co. Middlesex praying that the allowance of 4s. a day [each] now established for the diet of 24 Justices of the Peace at their days of meeting may be increased to a further number; with an order of Session and other papers relating thereto [all missing]. My Lord Treasurer desires you to examine by what authority the said allowance was first established and afterwards increased as to the number of Justices usually attending their Session; how often they meet and whether the housekeeper of Hicks Hall has not the full allowance for 24 Justices when a less number attends; and whether the allowances for Justices of the Peace be not restrained by law. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 176.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing the report [missing] of Mr. Watkins upon Mr. Beaumont's demands for forage for the Forces in Flanders in their winter quarters anno 1711 and the spring of 1712. My Lord Treasurer desires that if these demands are not already inserted in the account of debts and arrears claimed on account of the late war whilst you were Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, you will add them thereto before you deliver the said account to the House of Commons. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the produce of the Customs and Duties upon French goods or merchandises for the two years ended at Xmas last. Send this to the Treasury by to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 177.
Same to the Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse for an estimate of the charge of the Office of the Stables for the mourning now to be provided [for Charlotte Amalia, Queen Dowager of Denmark]. As my Lord Treasurer intends to direct ready money for same he hopes you will take especial care that it be furnished at the cheapest rates possible. Send his Lordship an account of the particulars and the prices. Ibid., p. 178.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Excise Commissioners. The Lord of the Manor of Sheffield, Co. Yorks, and the freeholders and inhabitants of the said town and parish have petitioned the Queen for leave to apply to Parliament for a law for [empowering them] to lay an additional Duty on beer and ale sold in said parish towards building a new church there. Please report thereon. Ibid., p. 179.
April 5. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,400l. to Archibald, Earl of Forfar, as royal bounty in full of all demands which he hath or may claim for money expended in her Majesty's service or for any pensions whatsoever or arrears thereof. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 49. Order Book VIII, p. 412.
April 5. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1714 Lady day quarter: total 63l. 5s. 11d. Money Book XXIII, p. 62.
Money warrants for 1714 Lady day quarter to the Bedchamber as follows, viz. 500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and first Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber, viz. Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Ann, Countess, of Abingdon; Jane, Countess of Rochester; Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington; Ann Charlotte, Lady Fretchville; Lady Katherine Hyde.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber, viz. Lady Masham. Beata Danvers, Agnata Cooper, Alice Hill, Isabella Hartstongue, Isabella Arundell.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour, viz. Jane Kingdom, Mary Forrester, Ann Wyvill, Susanna Yelverton, Jane Warburton, Sarah Slingsby. (Money orders dated April 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 9 hereon.)
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke for same quarter as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Ibid., p. 64. Order Book VIII, p. 418. Disposition Book XXII, p. 217.
Letter of direction for 800l. per week to the Cofferer of the House hold: for the service thereof: the first payment to be made on Wednesday the 7th inst.: and is to be over and above the 400l. per week directed March 31 last, supra, p. 197. Disposition Book XXII, p. 217.
William Lowndes to Visct. Bolingbroke enclosing a letter [missing] from the Customs Secretary with one from the Customs officers at Dover giving an account of one William Kelley, an Irishman, who is a Lieutenant in the French service, going lately from thence to Calais. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 177.
Same to Mr. Popple enclosing the petitions [missing] of several Protestant refugees praying to be restored to some lands in St. Christophers which were taken away by the French during the late war. Please lay same before the Commissioners for Trade for their report thereon. Are there not several others in the like circumstances? Ibid., p. 178.
Same to the Commissioners for making out Lottery orders. My Lord Treasurer has ordered that from the 25th March last the several Offices [of the Exchequer] should not be supplied with necessaries by the Usher of the Exchequer. In order to the coming to an agreement with sundry officers at the Exchequer to supply their respective Offices themselves with all manner of necessaries at an annual sum certain to be paid to them in consideration thereof my Lord “directs you to consider what necessaries the several and respective Offices to which the said warrant relates may want to be supplied with in every year and what competent sum of money may be reasonably paid to the respective officers concerned by the year for supplying same.” Ibid., p. 179.
April 5. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Custis, a Queen's waiter, London port, proposing John Brooke as his deputy. Ibid., p. 183.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Geo. Tobias Giggier, merchant, shewing that he imported some French wine in flasks, being bought in Calais and returned thither from Holland for want of sale, but seized upon arrival in England as if come directly from Holland. Petitioner has paid the High Duty as French wines and is ready to pay the post entry as the law directs, but did not imagine any possibility of forfeiture on bringing French wines from France in English shipping. Therefore prays a noli prosequi. Reference Book IX, p. 161.
April 6. Money warrant for 20l. to Samuel Skippon, clerk, to defray the charges of his passage to Maryland, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 63. Order Book VIII, p. 416. Disposition Book XXII, p. 219.
Money order for 20l. to John Clubb, clerk, who is going chaplain to Radnor in Pennsylvania, to defray the charge of his passage “to the said island.” (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon.) Order Book VIII, p. 412. Disposition Book XXII, p. 219.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret enclosing the observations [missing] of the Victualling Commissioners on the several cases of the contracting brewers. You are to send for them and adjust with them respectively such terms as her Majesty may reasonably accept as a composition for the damage the public has suffered by their practices. Please report the proper way to discharge them from further prosecutions. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 181.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Henry Baker in answer to your observations on some articles in his accounts. Ibid., p. 182.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Patrick Galwey, Commander of the Bolingbroke yacht, shewing that he has applied to the Postmasters General for payment for his service betwixt Dover and Calais from 16 Oct. 1712 to 8 Feb. 1713–14; which they are willing to comply with, but say they want further directions from his Lordship how much and on what foot to pay him. Therefore prays an allowance after the rate of 400l. per an. or 20l. for every express, as was always allowed Mr. Mackay and predecessors. Reference Book IX, p. 162.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Head for employment in the Customs; he being recommended by the Knights of the shire and gentry of Co. Kent. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Arthur Foresight, bail for Gabriel Tonkin, praying release from prison, infra, p. 230. Ibid.
April 7. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay the patent fee of 52l. per an. to John Custis as a Queen's waiter, London port. Money Book XXIII, p. 65.
Money warrant for 21l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton for half a year to 1713 Xmas on their perpetuity. (Letter of direction dated April 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 66. Disposition Book XXII, p. 223.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. to John Thorrowkettle for 1714 Lady day quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Customs.
Allowance by same of said Thorrowkettle's bill for same quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer. Money Book XXIII, p. 68.
Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 79l. 3s. 3d. to Edward Godfrey, gent., in satisfaction of so much by him disbursed for her Majesty's service. Ibid.
Money warrant for 27l. 15s. 6d. to William Forbes for 1,111 days 1710–11 March 10 to 1714 March 25 on his fee of 6d. a day as Riding Forester of New Forest. Hereof 20l. 18s. 6d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears and the remainder out of Civil List arrears. (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon.) Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 149. Disposition Book XXII, p. 219.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. “My Lord Treasurer commands me to signify to you that the sum of 124,399l. 12s. 10d. (part of the sum of 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. which by my Lord's warrant of the 23rd of April 1712 was directed to be written [subscribed] into the South Sea Stock by Charles Cæsar, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy) is to be reckoned part of the sum of 500,000l. mentioned in the late Act [9 Anne, c. 15, cl. 4] relating to the South Sea Company to be part of the provision for the year 1711: which sum of 124,399l. 12s. 10d., together with 288,600l. 7s. 2d. subscribed by his Lordship's warrant dated 2nd October 1711, doth make 413,000l. for the service of the Navy and Victualling in part of the said 500,000l.” Ibid., p. 217.
Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to appoint George Younger as a Queen's waiter, London port, loco Thomas Moor, surrendered. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 121, 122.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Elizabeth Langley, Jane and Ann Langley, prisoners in Ailesbury Gaol on a fine of 50 nobles for an assault; praying that same may be remitted as they are under the extremest poverty. Reference Book IX, p. 162.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Cowdell for a tidewaiter's place in London port. Ibid., p. 163.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Francis Manaton, Receiver General for Co. Cornwall, shewing that in Feb. 1712–13 he paid to Joseph Quash, late Receiver for Co. Devon, 3,500l. of her Majesty's money, who drew three bills for that sum on Oswald Hoskins in London, who accepted ‘em; which bills petitioner intended to be paid into the Exchequer on his account, but before they became payable both Quash and Hoskins became bankrupt: petitioner has obtained an extent in aid against Quash for said sum before any other extent out against him and took several inquisitions thereon of his estate to the value of 12,000l.: that other extents against Quash for about 8,000l. on his bonds to the Queen as Receiver General must be first satisfied, but by order of the Exchequer Court petitioner is entitled to the benefit of his extent next after said 8,000l.: further that petitioner is entitled to a dividend on Hoskins’ estate: therefore petitioner prays a stay of the scire facias lately issued against petitioner for said 3,500l.; he having been already at 400l. expense in prosecutions in aid.
In the margin: note of a similar reference dated 29 April 1715 on a like petition for further stay of process. Ibid.
April 7. Same to the Navy Victualling Commissioners of the petition of William Bates shewing that he supplied the said Commissioners' agent at Leghorn with 20,000l. and received [in repayment] bills on the said Commissioners payable three months after date, which became due July 14 last; that the Lord Treasurer ordered South Sea Stock for payment of the same which [stands] at 89 per cent.: therefore praying that in regard he furnished the same by contract he may be paid the interest due on the said bills and the difference between South Sea Stock and money. Ibid., p. 164.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to pay the Civil List of Scotland (pensions and salaries) for last Lady day quarter: to a total of 5,852l. 12s. 8 3/12;d.
Prefixing: said Civil List in detail, being identical with that of the preceding quarter, ut supra, p. 84, under date Jan. 9 last save that the following three items do not recur in the present list, viz.: Sir Andrew Kennedy as Conservator of the Privileges of Scotland in the Netherland; Mr. William Hamilton as Almoner; and the payment for bedmen's gowns and small charities for the Queen's birthday.
In the present list the 60l. per an. to the Countess of Sutherland is specified as being for interest of 1,000l. due to her by the Crown for some tenements in Holyrood House: William Doull, messenger in the Exchequer, 1l. 13s. 4d. for the quarter appears for the first time: and the payments to the four messengers in ordinary at the Receipt of the Exchequer in London for circulating Proclamations through Scotland between 25 Dec. 1713 and 25 March 1714 amount to 36l., being for two Proclamations only at 18l. each. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 90–3.
The like for payment of the Charity Roll of Scotland for same quarter: total 500l.
Prefixing: said roll in detail, being identical with that of the preceding quarter, ut supra, p. 85, save for the following changes: Margaret Cottrill appears as Margaret Colvill: Margaret Wauchop appears as the widow of Major Wauchop, and the following names disappear, viz. Mary Chambers, the relict of William Blackall, Agnes Thomson, the relict of Thomas Moncrief, Jean Jodderick [probably the same as Jean Fodderick below] relict of William Smith. Elizabeth Watts appears as Elizabeth Walf: and the following names appear for the first time, viz. Jannet Dalrymple (no sum); Lady Pitsligoe (no sum); Mrs. Jean Fodderick [probably the above Jean Jodderick], 1l. 5s. 0d.; Mrs. Jannet Murdock, 2l. 10s. 0d.; Mrs. Lockhart, relict of the late landsurveyor of Leith, 2l. 10s. 0d.; Mrs. Christian Mayne, relict of James Mayne, late minister, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Eupham Burne, relict of Dan Buhanan, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Mrs. Beatrix Vernon, relict of Major William Murray, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Mrs. Cameron, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Margaret Graham, relict of David Halden, 10s.; Capt. William Cuningham, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Mrs. Margaret Semple, daughter to the late Lord Semple, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Katherine Young, relict of Mr. David Young, late minister of the Gospel, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Helen Lindsey, relict of William Stewart, late Serjeant, 10s.; Katherine Forsyth, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Eupham Farmer, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Katherine Murray, relict of Patrick Murray, late Serjeant, 1l.; Francis Rait of Connonsyth, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Isabell Edwards, relict of David Taylor, late minister at Anstruther, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Anna Concordia Strachan, relict of William Sanders, late Professor of Mathematics in St. Andrew's College, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Mrs. Margaret Irving, daughter of Lieut. John Irving, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Mrs. Dick's daughter, 1l. 5s. 0d.; Christian, Jean and Helen Irvine, daughters of Mr. Irvine, late minister of Glenbervie, 2l. 10s. 0d. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 94–8.
April 7. Docquet signed by Treasurer Oxford, for the Queen's information, of a charter to pass the great seal of Scotland in favour of Sir James Gordon of Park and William, his eldest son, of the lands and barony of Park, [the] Burgh of Barony thereof, the weekly mercets, yearly fairs &c. thereto belonging and the life rent of some part of said lands in favour of Dame Helen Fraser, spouse to the said Sir James Gordon, for her life rent use. Ibid., p. 99.
April 8. Money warrant for 1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for 13 weeks 1713 Dec. 20 to March 21 last on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace. (Money order dated April 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 66. Order Book VIII, p. 419. Disposition Book XXII, p. 226.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Phillip Ryley for half a year to 1714 Lady day as a Serjeant at Arms. (Money order dated April 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 10 hereon.)
285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, for same time for the Order of the Garter. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXIII, p. 66. Order Book VIII, p. 419. Disposition Book XXII, p. 223.
Same for 217l. to Robert Jackson for one bill of extraordinaries 1712 Nov. 11 to 1713 May 11 as Resident at the Court of Sweden. Hereof 127l. 7s. 3d. is to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears: the remaining 89l. 12s. 9d. is to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Jackson on credit of her Majesty's tin.
Appending: said bill:
£
for postage paid at Stockholm 50
ditto at Hamburg and Lubec 28
ditto at Amsterdam and Konigsberg 22
ditto at Gothenburg 5
extraordinary entertainments 45
paper &c. 10
Gazettes and transcribing papers 25
new year's gifts 12
By order.
for mourning for the late King of Prussia 75
to Mr. Dubourdieu, Chaplain to the British and French Congregations at Stockholm, for half a year ending May 11 20
£292
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 24 March 1713–14 of said bill. I allow the first five articles, amounting to 197l. for six months, as being within the Regulation, and it having been usual to allow the article for a chaplain at Stockholm I do allow the same. (For the money order hereon dated March 18, see supra, p. 126.) Money Book XXIII, p. 72.
April 8. Letter of direction for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham and 25l. to George Holmes [for 1714 Lady day quarter for digesting the Records in the Tower]. Disposition Book XXII, p. 219.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines. Sir Roger Mostyn has laid before my Lord Treasurer, in the enclosed two reports [missing], his observations on your reports on the petition of Lieut. William Dawes and the joint petition of the said Dawes and Col. Pallesor relating to money borrowed by them for the use of Lieut. Gen. Wills's Regiment. I enclose same for your consideration. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 182.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing the petition [missing] of the Supernumerary Officers of Col. Disney's Regiment. My Lord Treasurer sends same to you so that you may add this demand to the account of debts incurred for the Forces Abroad whilst under your pay [before you present the said account to the House of Commons]. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mrs. Cutts relating to money expended by the late Lord Cutts on the repairs of Carisbrooke Castle in the Isle of Wight. (Same to Mr. Wilcox to report on the same memorial.) Ibid., p. 183.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas D'Oyley, brother of Sir John D'Oyley of Oxfordshire, bart., shewing that for above five years he has acted as Deputy Queen's Waiter in London port and last for Mr. Prat, but the said Prat now acting for himself, petitioner is out of employ: therefore praying to be deputy to Mr. Custis, lately appointed a Queen's waiter. Reference Book IX, p. 163.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Holmes, who is constituted to go once a year and inspect the books of the patent and other officers of the outports of England and Wales at 300l. per an.; prays an allowance for the expense of a clerk. Ibid.
April 8. Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of the merchants concerned in the Canada [Expedition] bills [of exchange] praying payment of the remaining third of their bills and of the full of the bills drawn by Colonel Dudley. Reference Book IX, p. 164.
April 9. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Housekeeper and Wardrobe Keeper of Windsor Castle “and of our House near the same” to transmit forthwith to the Lord Treasurer an exact inventory of all our goods, furniture, States, beds, hangings, chairs, stools, window curtains, pictures, plate, medals, books, glasses, locks, chimney pieces, tables, stone or marble slabs, shelves, cisterns or basons of stone, fire hearths, stoves, grates, chimney backs, kitchen furniture and all other things whatsoever within our Palace of Windsor Castle and our House near the same, distinguishing what of them are in our apartments and what are within the lodgings or apartments appointed by warrants of the Chamberlain of our Household for any officers or other persons within the said Palace and House, describing distinctly the particulars in each room, closet, cupboard, shelf &c. &c.
(The like warrant respectively to the Housekeepers and Wardrobe Keeper of her Majesty's Palaces at Whitehall, St. James's, Hampton Court, Newmarket, Kensington, Westminster, Denmark House.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 53–4.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor and to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to make forth and to pay debentures for 7,500l. to Craven Peyton for 2½ years to 1713 Michaelmas on the pension as follows.
Prefixing: report by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, and Sir Robert Raymond, Solicitor General, on the memorial of William Munday, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, representing that a perpetual pension of 3,000l. per an. was granted by patent of Charles II. 1673 Aug. 16 to John, Earl of Bath, which has been paid out of the revenues of said Duchy to Lady day 1711, but the last Earl of Bath dying in May following it became a matter of contest who should receive the said pension; that all parties have now made an assignment of the arrears thereon to Craven Peyton. Hereon they report that the contest was between the Lady Dowager Carteret, Lord Gower and Katherine Peyton, daughter of Craven Peyton by Lady Katherine, his late wife deceased, co-heirs of William Henry, late Earl of Bath, and Lord Lansdown, who claims the said annuity under the will and codicil of John, Earl of Bath: that by codicil to the will of the said Earl of Bath he bequeathed 10,000l. to Katherine his daughter and charged same on said 3,000l. per an.: that by indenture dated Feb. 3 last between Lady Carteret, Lord Gower, an infant (by the Lady Dowager Gower, his mother and guardian), and Lord Lansdown of the one part and the said Craven Peyton of the other part as administrator to the said Lady Catherine and guardian to Catherine his daughter, the said arrears were assigned to Michaelmas last to said Peyton to the end that they might be received and applied to the satisfaction of the moneys due to said Craven Peyton on account of the said legacy of 10,000l. without prejudice to the claims aforesaid. Money Book XXIII, pp. 69–71.
Money warrant for 162l. 16s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for fees on 1,628 tallies of loan stricken without fees for the service of the Crown from Michaelmas 1713 to Easter 1714 on the several Aids and the Civil List Lottery. (Money order dated April 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 71. Order Book VIII, p. 419.
William Lowndes to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows:
£ s. d.
to the Duchess of Buckingham for 1714 Lady day quarter on her pension of 1,200l. per an. 300 0 0
to the Countess of Arlington for same on her same of 1,000l. per an. 250 0 0
to Mrs. Ramsay for same quarter on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
to Mr. Edward Godfrey in satisfaction of so much disbursed by him for her Majesty's service 79 3 3
£654 3 3
Disposition Book XXII, p. 218.
April 9. Same to same to pay 125l. to William Cotesworth for 1714 Lady day quarter on his annuity. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 3,000l. to John, Lord Delaware [de La Warr]; for the service of his Office of Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to Edward Nicholas: to be applied to such uses as her Majesty hath directed: out of same. Ibid., p. 219.
Same for 2,000l. to Nathaniel Bridgewater, gent.: for the service of the Robes: out of same. Ibid., p. 220.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt enclosing Secretary Bromley's letter [missing] to said Lowndes signifying the Queen's pleasure for an account to be laid before the House of Commons of the Deficiency arising upon the Act of 3 and 4 Anne, c. [3, the Two Thirds Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundagé], for a further Subsidy on Wines and Merchandises imported. Please prepare same and send it to my Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 183.
Same to Mr. Pendarvis, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to report on the enclosed case [missing] relating to a fee farm rent payable to Sir John Packington out of the borough of Wyche, Co. Worcester, which he proposes to sell to her Majesty. Ibid., p. 184.
Same to Mr. Gwyn [Secretary at War]. The Queen is pleased to allow the Earl of Portmore 1,000l. as royal bounty for the extraordinary charges he was at in taking a journey to Gibraltar to settle the affairs of that Garrison. Please prepare a royal warrant for this. Ibid., p. 185.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Darby, gent., for the place of deputy to Mr. Custis or Mr. Younger, lately made Queen's waiters in London port. Reference Book IX, p. 163.
April 9. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Dixon and his sureties shewing that Dixon when Receiver General of Co. Somerset remitted great sums of money to the Newells to be paid into the Exchequer, being the whole debt that was due to the Crown from him; that the Newells became bankrupt and their effects assigned to Ja. Taylour, but an extent for the Crown prior to the commission [of bankrupt] being issued out against them the effects of the Newells still remain in the hands of Taylour; that several extents are issued against petitioners: therefore praying that the state of their circumstances may be certified by the proper officers to the House of Commons in order to petitioners’ relief. Reference Book IX, p. 163.
Same to Francis Gwyn, Secretary at War, of the petition of Major Gen. Wightman shewing that according to his commission he has commanded the Forces in North Britain, therefore praying his pay as Brigadier General and [for his] Aide de Camp from 30 June 1712 to 24 Dec. 1713. Ibid., p. 164.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Smith and Geo. Leslie, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, for their usual allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. on 1,315,423l. 6s. 8d. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer between Xmas 1711 and Xmas 1712. Ibid., p. 167.
April 10. Money warrant for 135,000l. to the Commissioners for the 1711 Lottery (to wit Thomas Cornwallis, Humphrey Brent, Christopher Tilson and Nehemiah Arnold) for one year from 1713 Sept. 29 on the fond for discharging the principal and interest as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6, for said Lottery: and further to pay them such further sum as shall arise on said fond for said year over and above the said 135,000l. per an.: the said surplus being likewise appropriated towards discharging the principal money payable by virtue thereof. The said sum is to be paid to said Commissioners for the interim until a Paymaster be appointed for said Lottery in the place of Bernard Hutchins, who declines the same. Money Book XXIII, p. 75.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to Conyers D'Arcy and Geo. Fielding, Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse: towards defraying the expense of mourning [for Charlotte Amalia, Queen Dowager of Denmark] now providing in the Office of the Stables: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 219.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines to issue their warrant to authorise the Paymaster of Marines to pay 1,131l. 3s. 2d. to Lieut. General Wills or his agent, for offreckonings paid by him to the effectives of his Regiment from June 25 last to the days of their disbanding.
Prefixing and appending: (1) Letter from S. Hunter and Thomas Layton, the said Commissioners. We have received from said Wills a letter pressing to be paid the offreckonings of the effective men of his Regiment (whom we have disbanded) from June 25 last, when the last assignments of the offreckonings to the clothiers determined; he having satisfied them [his effectives] for the same [offreckonings] either in clothes or money. Where any demand has been made by any of the men either for former arrears of clothing or from the 25th June aforesaid we find he has taken care to satisfy the same; no complaint having been made to us to the contrary. If General Wills had not done this we should according to our instructions have paid the men themselves in money. We have finished payment of the men and are now settling accounts with the Officers and paying the subsistence due to the town. The beginning of next week [we] design for London.
(2) Report by Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, on the abovesaid letter. I find that the Commissioners have, at all the other Quarters where the Marines have been disbanded, accounted with the men for their whole pay excepting at Exeter and Chichester. At Exeter the Colonel had disbanded all his men on the Marine Establishment before the arrival of the Commissioners and at Chichester the Colonel paid the men himself for their clothing from the 24th June and has since applied to the Commissioners to be reimbursed the same. They have desired that 1,131l. 3s. 2d. may remain in my hands pending your Lordship's direction and have reckoned it as paid in their estimates of payments laid before your Lordship and the Admiralty. Your Lordship has since directed that the full pay should be paid to two Detachments of Col. Goring's Regiment though not on the Establishment. Ibid., pp. 220–21.
April 10. Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision for the Pages of the Backstairs of 12 pair of Holland sheets, 12 pair of blankets, 12 pair of pillow bears, six fustian and six pillows: “which her Majesty is pleased to allow once in three years.” Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 134.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Anthony Guidott (Guidot) of all that wood, underwood and woody ground called Highbury Wood in Co. Middlesex and all that wood, underwood and woody ground called Little St. John's Wood, Co. Middlesex, parcel of the manor[s] of Newenton, alias Newington, [and] Barrow, alias Highbury, excepting all great trees, saplings of oak and staddles: as demised to Sir John Fortescue 29 May 1594 (36 Eliz.) for 60 years from 1695 and afterwards demised to Thomas Windham 2 May 1670 for 31 years in reversion of said 60 year term: on a rent of 51s. 8d. per an. for Highbury Wood and 40s. per an. for Little St. John's Wood.
The present lease is to make up the term in being to 31 years at the ancient rents as above and a fine of 200l.
Prefixing: constat and ratal of the premises dated 1710 Sept. 22 by S. Travers, then Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 175–6, 195.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pells to supersede the commission dated 1712 April 5 which appointed Bernard Hutchins to be Paymaster of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711. “And I do hereby direct and appoint that the money arisen or to arise by the fond appropriated for paying the said principal and interest [on the said Lottery] be issued and paid to Thomas Cornwallis, Humphrey Brent, Christopher Tilson and Nehemiah Arnold upon account for that service.” Ibid., p. 180.