Warrant Books
April 1714, 12-20

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'Warrant Books: April 1714, 12-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 216-225. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86146 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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April 1714, 12-20

April 12. Money warrant for 573l. to Cyrill Wych, Esq., 300l. thereof for equipage and 273l. for three months from Feb. 14 last on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 73. Order Book VIII, p. 421. Disposition Book XXII, p. 226.
Order by Treasurer Oxford for paying the two surviving Paymasters of Exchequer Bills (Samuel Edwards and Charles Lowe) the unsatisfied remainder of the 20,000l. ut supra, p. 86, under dated 1713–14 Jan. 12; and the further 20,000l. ut supra, p. 176, under date 1713–14 March 17. Order Book VIII, pp. 380, 409.
William Lowndes to Edward Nicholas to pay 30l. to Sir Winwood Mowat, bart., for three quarters to Lady day last on his pension. Disposition Book XXII, p. 222.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill for 300l. to Francis Lynn, Cashier to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen, to be by him paid over to Francis Whitworth for sick and hurt that shall happen to be put on shore at Port Mahon, ut supra, p. 184. Ibid., p. 225.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park, to cause the Ring in said park and the way leading thereto to be repaired with gravel “and also to be new railed in the best manner that may be” to an estimate not exceeding 156l. 13s. 0d.
Prefixing: report by Sir Christopher Wren and Jo[h]n Churchill on the estimate for said work. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 173.
April 13. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 10l. to Hugh Hughes as royal bounty: and
50l. to Theobald, Visct. Mayo, as same. (Letter of direction dated April 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 71, 76. Disposition Book XXII, p. 229.
Money warrant for 166l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas, Earl of Wharton, for one year at Xmas 1710 on his fees of 100l. and 100 marks per an. as late Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent South, to wit to the time the Earl of Abingdon succeeded him in said office: and is to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T56/34, p. 148.
William Lowndes to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the Queen's private pensions and bounties]. My Lord Treasurer directs that out of moneys imprested to you for the service of your office you pay 8,250l. 10s. 1½d. as follows to the servants of his late Royal Highness the Prince of Denmark and others according to the Establishment in this behalf: viz.
£ s. d.
William, Lord Byron, on 600l. per an., three quarters to 1714 Lady day 450 0 0
Thomas, Lord Howard of Effingham, on 600l. per an., ditto 450 0 0
Archibald, Earl of Roseberrie, on 600l. per an., ditto 450 0 0
Thomas Maul, Esq., on 400l. per an., ditto 300 0 0
Mr. Peter Laroche, on 140l. per an., ditto 105 0 0
Mr. Samuel Nash, on 80l. per an., ditto 60 0 0
Mr. John Custis, on 80l. per an., ditto 60 0 0
Mr. Cha. Lucas, on 40l. per an., ditto 30 0 0
Thomas Beverly, Esq., on 150l. per an., ditto 112 10 0
John Layng, Esq., on 150l. per an., ditto 112 10 0
John Chamberlaine, Esq., on 100l. per an., ditto 75 0 0
Michael Kincaid, Esq., on 100l. per an., ditto 75 0 0
Eliz. Towers, on 46l. per an., ditto 34 10 0
Peter Wentworth, Esq., on 300l. per an., ditto 225 0 0
Ben. Mildmay, Esq., on 300l. per an., ditto 225 0 0
Hen. Hawley, Esq., on 300l. per an., ditto 225 0 0
John Chudleigh, Esq., on 150l. per an., ditto 112 10 0
Mr. Geo. Curtis, on 130l. per an., ditto 97 10 0
Mr. James Herauld, on 120l. per an., ditto 90 0 0
Joseph Turner, on 50l. per an., ditto 37 10 0
Geo. Vaughan, on 18l. per an., ditto 13 10 0
John Phillpott, on 41l. 1s. 0d. per an., ditto 30 15 9
Roger Williams, on 41l. 1s. 0d. per an., ditto 30 15 9
Edward Sleyman, on 41l. 1s. 0d. per an., ditto 30 15 9
James Henderson, on 41l. 1s. 0d. per an., ditto 30 15 9
John Sheppard, on 41l. 1s. 0d. per an., ditto 30 15 9
Thomas Benn, on 41l. 1s. 0d. per an., ditto 30 15 9
Thomas Robinson, on 41l. 1s. 0d. per an., ditto 30 15 9
Richard Aron Deval, on 16l. per an., ditto 12 0 0
Ben. Godin, on 50l. per an., ditto 37 10 0
John Hawkins, on 50l. per an., ditto 37 10 0
Richard Darlington, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Robert Simcokx, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Henry Irons, on 39l. per an., ditto 29 5 0
Samuel Thornley, on 24l. per an., ditto 18 0 0
Roger Webb, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Peter Beaubisson, on 100l. per an., ditto 75 0 0
John Ball, Esq., on 150l. per an., ditto 112 10 0
Robert Young, on 40l. per an., ditto 30 0 0
Sarah Young, on 15l. per an., ditto 11 5 0
Edward, Earl of Sandwich, on 1,000l. per an., ditto 750 0 0
Sir Sewster Peyton, on 500l. per an., ditto 375 0 0
Dr. John Arbuthnot, on 350l. per an., ditto 262 10 0
Mrs. Jane Lowman, on 150l. per an., ditto 112 10 0
Mr. John Aubert, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. Stephen Lefever, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. Humph. Denby, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. James Graves, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. William Smith, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. Charles Babell, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. Peter Latour, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. John Earnest Gilliard, on 56l. per an., ditto 42 0 0
Mr. John Shore, on 100l. per an., ditto 75 0 0
Mr. Paissible, on 100l. per an., ditto 75 0 0
Eliz. Debnam, on 6l. per an., ditto 4 10 0
Aves Wright, on 6l. per an., three quarters to 1714 Lady day 4 10 0
Kath. Cadick, on 4l. per an., ditto 3 0 0
Grace Hurray, on 6l. per an., ditto 4 10 0
Gabriel Mary Cabin, on 40l. per an., ditto 30 0 0
Edward Normand, on 18l. per an., ditto 13 10 0
Anthony Knight, on 18l. per an., ditto 13 10 0
James Elliot, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Richard Clarke, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
Mary Helbig, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
Alice Beetham, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
Thomas Dawson, on 5l. 10s. 6d. per an., ditto 4 2 10½
Anne Henderson, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
Love Birch, on 10l. per an., ditto 7 10 0
Hen. Badger, on 15l. per an., ditto 11 5 0
Mr. Godfrey Witick, on 60l. per an., ditto 45 0 0
Mrs. Dorothy St. Loe, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Mrs. Jane St. Loe, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Anne Walthorpe, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
Mary Barber, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
Peter Voyer Richause, on 200l. per an., ditto 150 0 0
the Governors of Windsor School, on 30l. per an., ditto 22 10 0
Richard Feilder, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Richard Pittman, on 12l. per an., ditto 9 0 0
Charity Booth, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
the Treasurer of Kensington School, on 30l. per an., ditto 22 10 0
Eliz. Cloffe, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Cha. Heather, on 3l. per an., one quarter to 1714 Lady day 0 15 0
John Dolloway, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
William Carlton, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Hen. Charlton, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Edward Williams, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Bateman Randall, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Abra. Carter, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Richard Broadway, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Daniel Barrow, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Robert Dickerson, on 3l. per an., ditto 0 15 0
Mr. Edward Godfrey, on 140l. per an., ditto 35 0 0
Mr. Cha. Bint, on 80l. per an., ditto 20 0 0
John Hill, Esq., on 400l. per an., ditto 100 0 0
Mary Peterson, on 20l. per an., three quarters to Lady day 1714 15 0 0
Eleanor Atkinson, on 10l. per an., ditto 7 10 0
Martha Hilton, on 25l. per an., ditto 18 15 0
Frances Keyes, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
the Dean and Canons of Windsor, on 12s. 8d. per an., ditto 0 9 6
Robert Westley, on 20l. 10s. 0d. per an., ditto 15 7 6
Edmd. Williamson, on 3l. per an., ditto 2 5 0
Jacob Edwards, on 25l. per an., ditto 18 15 0
Sarah Brass, on 30l. per an., ditto 22 10 0
Dr. John Turner, on 5l. per an., ditto 3 15 0
Eliz. Person, on 12l. per an., ditto 9 0 0
Andrew Pember, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Mary Hooper, on 30l. per an., ditto 22 10 0
Jane Wright, on 9l. per an., ditto 6 15 0
James Vernon, Esq., on 600l. per an., ditto 450 0 0
Charles Churchill, Esq., on 400l. per an., ditto 300 0 0
Cha. Seymour, Esq., on 400l. per an., ditto 300 0 0
Ben. Gadin, on 10l. per an., ditto 7 10 0
Anne Holt, on 20l. per an., ditto 15 0 0
Martha Clarke, on 18l. per an., ditto 13 10 0
Mrs. Susanna Durell, on 300l. per an., ditto 225 0 0
Cha. Nicho. Eyre, Esq., on 100l. per an., one quarter to Mich. 1713 25 0 0
John Webb, on 200l. per an., ditto 50 0 0
Daniel Crohare, on 110l. per an., two quarters to Xmas 1713 55 0 0
Tho. Hapgood, on 60l. per an., ditto 30 0 0
Mrs. Faith Browne, on 40l. per an., ditto 20 0 0
Eleanor Clauson, on 8l. per an., three quarters to Lady day 1714 6 0 0
Mary Austin, on 8l. per an., ditto 6 0 0
£8,250 10
Disposition Book XXII, pp. 223–5.
April 13. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from one Vaughan, an officer of the Salt Duty, giving an account of great quantities of wine and brandy being run between Christ Church and Lymington, Co. Hants, and desiring an authorisation to seize same. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 184.
Same to same in Scotland enclosing for their consideration the memorial [missing] of Mr. Gordon, late Collector at Inverness, in answer to your report on his petition. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing Mr. Wilcox's statement [missing] of the case of Holt Forest with relation to disorders committed therein and prosecutions had thereupon. Please report what further may be done for her Majesty's service therein. Ibid.
Same to Sir Simon Stuart. You are to lay before the Attorney General the evidences of your title to Binswood, Co. Southampton, in order to his making a report thereon. Ibid., p. 185.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary bill of the Customs, London port, for 1714 Lady day quarter: total 7,359l. 4s. 10d. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 122.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customers of the outports to pay the outports salary bill for same quarter: total 10,556l. 8s. 6¾d. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Cæsar Savage, late deputy to Mr. Ferrier, a Queen's waiter, London port, praying to be deputy to Mr. Younger [recently appointed a same]. Reference Book IX, p. 164.
April 13. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Coutts, merchant, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 472, under date 1712 Oct. 4, praying leave to apply to Parliament for permission to compound his tobacco bonds debt. Reference Book IX, p. 94.
Approval by Treasurer Oxford of Walter Brown as first clerk in the office of Thomas, Lord Mansell, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: said Mansell's presentment of said Brown. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 174.
Warrant by same to the Revenue Commissioners to permit the Customs free import of clothing, detailed, for Col. Leigh Backwell's Regiment of Carbiniers now on the Establishment of Ireland.
Prefixing: said Commissioners’ report on the petition of John Heylin in behalf of said Col. Backwell. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 359.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to pay the salary bill, not detailed, of the Customs, Scotland, for 1714 Lady day quarter. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 99.
April 14. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 300l. to John, Duke of Atholl, in satisfaction of so much by him expended for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXIII, p. 76.
William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Slyford and John Hodgson relating to a new invention for making salt. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 187.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 700l. to John, Duke of Atholl: without account: being for his charges as her Majesty's Commissioner for holding a General Assembly of the Church in Scotland this summer. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 98.
April 15. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark for half a year to April 10 inst. on his annuity for renouncing his pretensions to the bishopric of Eutin; and 102l. 7s. 6d. for [Exchequer] fees on the payment thereof. (Money order dated April 26 for said 102l. 7s. 6d. hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 74. Order Book VIII, p. 426.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 5l. to Emery Arguis (Anguis), overseer of the poor of the parish of St. Margarets, Westminster, as royal bounty; being in lieu of so much formerly assessed on Kensington House for the poor of the said parish for the year ended at Lady day 1714. Money Book XXIII, p. 76.
Same by same to the Receipt to reserve and apply the overplus money of the fond settled by the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 2] for 72,187l. 10s. 0d. of Annuities anno 1707 (which overplus amounts to 75,992l. 9s. 5d.) for and towards making good the fond for paying and discharging the 40,000l. Annuities anno 1708 as by the Act of 6 Anne, c. 39.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said overplus, being 71,881l. 13s. 4d. anno 1706 and 4,110l. 16s. 1d. anno 1707, or together 75,992l. 9s. 5d. Ibid., p. 77.
April 15. Money warrant for 400l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace at Utrecht: for one bill of extraordinaries 1713 Dec. 6 to 1713–14 March 6 in his said service.
Appending: said bill:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters from England 115 7 0
for postage to and from Holland 152 5 0
for printed and written Intelligence 30 9 0
for private correspondence 61 0 0
for stationery ware &c. 42 0 0
£401 1 0
Followed by: Secretary Bromley's allowance dated March 30 last hereof. “I allow 400l. for these extraordinaries, the same being within the Establishment.”
(Money order dated April 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 78. Order Book VIII, p. 424. Disposition Book XXII, p. 233.
Same for 100l. to James Merest and Gerard Fitz Gerald, two under clerks attending the House of Peers, for their pains and attendance relating to the Act for a General Naturalization [7 Anne, c. 5] and the losses sustained by them during the continuance of the said Act: and is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 149. Order Book VIII, p. 422.
Money order for 59l. 3s. 6d. to the present Commissioners for Taxes (Richard Shoreditch, William Walbank, Roger Millart, Justinian Isham, Thomas Legh and Reginald Ryley), viz. 9l. 17s. 3d. each for 36 days 1713 Nov. 19 to Dec. 25 on their allowance of 100l. per an. each for their said service. Order Book VIII, p. 422.
Same for 150l. to same for 1714 Lady day quarter's salary. Ibid., p. 423.
Same for 83l. 16s. 7½d. to the late Commissioners for Taxes (Phillip Ryley, George Townsend, Richard Shoreditch, William Walbank, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham) for 51 days 1713 Sept. 29 to Nov. 25 on the like allowance. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Keeper of Swinly in the Forest of Windsor, praying for several repairs there. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 185.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Customs Commissioners. Send my Lord your report on the blanks in the draft Bill relating to the Duties on unrated East India goods, ut supra, p. 173. Ibid., p. 186.
April 15. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners; Ireland, enclosing Visct. Bolingbroke's letter [missing] and one to him [also missing] from her Majesty's Commissaries appointed to treat with those of France [concerning trade]. My Lord Treasurer directs you to send him a specification of the Duties payable in Ireland upon French goods imported into Ireland, in order to be communicated to the said Commissaries pursuant to her Majesty's pleasure. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 358.
April 16. Money warrant for 50l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for half a year to 1714 Lady day on a pension of 100l. per an.: but hereof 10l. is to be issued to Ann Tonks. (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon for the issue of said 50l. to Mrs. Yates.) Money Book XXIII, p. 80. Disposition Book XXII, p. 226.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to Edward Nicholas: out of Civil List moneys: “to be paid over by him to such uses as her Majesty hath directed.” (William Lowndes to said Nicholas to pay same to John, Duke of Atholl, pursuant to two warrants lately signed by the Lord Treasurer.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 222.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed two memorials [missing] of Henry Smithson relating to several prosecutions against false coiners and his charges therein. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 170.
Same to Mr. Watkins to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Hudson relating to her Majesty's proportion of forage furnished to several Prussian, Hessian and Saxon Troops in 1710. Ibid., p. 190.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of the Royal Africa Company shewing that Fletcher Albert, brother of Thomas Albert, Receiver General of Co. Worcester, disposed of the public money in buying their [the said Company's] bonds which were at a very great discount; that judgment was obtained for the Crown in aid of the said Albert; that prosecutions against them [petitioners] have brought into the Exchequer 8,609l. 19s. 9½d.; therefore praying that they may have the advantage of prerogative process in aid of them in like manner to get in their just debts. Reference Book IX, p. 164.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Justices of Peace for Co. Worcester praying a grant of some part of the ground belonging to the Castle of Worcester for building on it a house of correction. Ibid., p. 167.
April 17. Money warrant for 500l. to Christopher Rhodes, gent,: to be applied by him according to warrants from the Commissioners for the 500,000l. Civil List Lottery: and is for the incident charges attending said Lottery. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 78. Order Book VIII, p. 425. Disposition Book XXII, p. 228.
Same for 500l. to William Borret: as imprest: for Crown Law charges. (Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXIII, p. 79. Order Book VIII, p. 426. Disposition Book XXII, p. 228.
April 17. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of David Bell, late Surveyor of Newcastle port, praying to be restored to his employment. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 186.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Monsieur Iberville, Envoy from France, complaining that the Customs officers at Dover demand Customs for nine horses he has brought from France for his own use: for which Mr. Minet, his agent at Dover, has been obliged to give his note. Ibid.
Same to Secretary Bolingbroke enclosing a letter from the Deputy Postmaster at Dover giving an account of several disbanded soldiers being lately transported in by–boats from Dover to Calais, where they are received by some Irish Officers.
Appending: said letter signed Clement Buck. Captain Pybles arrived last night from Calais and assures me there have been several disbanded soldiers of late transported as above who have received of the Irish Officers at Calais one pistole per man and two shirts to enter into foreign service; as likewise their passage paid. These persons I have refused passage to in your Honour's packet boats. Ibid., p. 187.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer is informed that you have received notification of the Queen's pleasure to prepare a state of the subsidies due to any foreign Princes and States and of arrears due to any foreign Troops employed in her service during the late war. My Lord desires you to prepare that relating to the Elector of Hanover and his Troops with all the expedition that may be and, if you can, to lay same before his Lordship on Monday next. (William Lowndes dated Saturday evening to same to the like effect.) Ibid., pp. 187, 188.
Treasury reference to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Lord Weymouth, Warden and Conservator of Dean Forest, praying for repairs at four of the six lodges in said forest. Reference Book IX, p. 164.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Smyth praying to be made deputy to him who shall succeed Mr. West, one of the Queen's waiters [London port], lately dead. Ibid., p. 165.
April 17,
23.
Same to same of the petition of John Turner for the release of several ships, not named, from quarantine: on a reference dated March 30 from the Privy Council to the Lord Treasurer.
The like of the petition of Daniel Scarlet for the ship St. Peter, Uld. Johnson, master; Endeavour, Jos. Smith, master; Lady Margaret, Henry Carter, master; Young Tobias, Roger Worms, master; Katherine, Henry Worms, master: all with bale goods and pipe staves from Hamburg: on an order of reference from the Privy Council dated 21 April. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 72, 75.
April 17. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to make out a debenture to Justus Beck of London, merchant, for a bale of East India goods shipped for Holland, the debenture being refused on the ground the bale was re–shipped out of time, but it having been brought in time and left in the custody of the officers.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Beck's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 178.
April 17. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Excise and Malt, Scotland, for 1714 Lady day quarter: totals respectively 1,294l. 1s. 10¼d and 626l. 6s. 3d. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 100–2.
April 18. Warrant by same to [the Attorney General] to enter a noli prosequi to the information against John Woosley of London, merchant, for a quantity of flints brought by him into London port.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on said Woosley's petition, ut supra, p. 176, and Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 439. On a former petition your Lordship ordered delivery of the flints on paying the Duty, but there was a mistake fixing the Duty on the appraisement thereof (being fixed at 400l.) instead of first taking out the Duties which reduced the appraisement to 156l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 177.
April 19. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal regulating the passing of the accounts of the Works, to wit that the same be made up, declared and passed in due form of the Exchequer in such manner as they shall be brought vouched by the hands of the Principal Officers of the Works, containing the bills of the several artificers and the books of acquittances of the artificers and others employed in the Works. But for the future the said Principal Officers of the Works are strictly to observe and perform all the orders and Instructions established by the Queen for the better government of the Office of the Works; and the Paymaster shall not in future be allowed for repairs, alterations or new building which the Queen shall direct unless allowed by the Lord Treasurer upon estimate. And in future the accounts are to set down the ordinary and necessary repairs of each year distinct and apart from the extraordinary repairs, alterations and new buildings: all by reason that the Queen did establish certain orders and Instructions for the better government of the said Office of Works, and since the making of the said orders and Instructions the Paymaster of the Works demands allowances for repairs &c., for which no estimates appear to have been laid before the Lord Treasurer, and the Queen is desirous to prevent the inconvenience that may arise by stopping the said accounts and being well satisfied that the works have been performed, all in compassion to the artificers and workmen concerned in the said works, to whom considerable sums of money are due. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 57–8.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Hare: they to report a state of his case with their opinion and in the mean time to stop all proceedings. In the margin: “the petition being delivered to one Commissioner of Customs these words [of reference] was entered by Mr. Powys's order.” Reference Book IX, p. 165.
April 20. Money warrant for 1,370l. to James Scot for nine months 1713 June 24 to 1714 March 25 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 79. Order Book VIII, p. 425.
April 20. Same for 106l. 10s. 3¼d. to the executors of Richard, late Earl Rivers, for the period 1711–12 Jan. 10 (the date of his patent of appointment as Master General of the Ordnance) to 1712 Aug. 18 (the day of his death, as is certified by William Musket, late one of his servants) on his several fees amounting to 175l. 18s. 4d. per an. for his said office: and is to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 150.
William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn. My Lord Treasurer has considered your report on the petition of the clothiers of the Marine Regiments and directs you to prepare a state of the offreckonings of said Regiments (1) to 24 Dec. 1712 (being the time the offreckonings of other her Majesty's Forces are paid to); (2) from that time to June 24 last. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 186.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Francis Burdet in the business of the Customs at the waterside. Ibid., p. 189.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to allow John Hether the liberty of his person for 12 months.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on his case. Heather became bound with William Wood and Robert Launder in Aug. 1712 as sureties for John Fox, merchant, for 4,000l. of tobacco Duties. Hamlet Robinson, a friend of Fox's, took a warehouse in Mincing Lane for Fox's tobacco and having the same in his custody disposed of a good part thereof to Thomas Couts to be exported, and by false oaths cleared the tobacco, the drawback of which was placed to his own bonds though it ought to have been applied to Fox's bonds in discharge of the petitioner's securities. Fox and Robinson are both broke and absconded. Petitioner is only tenant for life in an estate the 2,000l. mortgage on which is prior to his bonds. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 180–2.