Warrant Books
April 1714, 21-30

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'Warrant Books: April 1714, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 225-241. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86147 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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April 1714, 21-30

April 21. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 50l. to William Patterson (Paterson) as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 77.
Money warrant for 68l. 8s. 9d. to Robert Harmsworth and Edward Salter, Keepers of the Council Chamber, for three quarters to 1713 Xmas on their fee or salary of 2s. 6d. a day.
36l. 10s. 0d. to same for half a year to same date on their allowance for attending the despatch of Trade and Plantation business. (Money order dated April 26 for said 36l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid., p. 80. Order Book VIII, p. 425.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit James Brydges, late Paymaster General of the Forces, to transfer 2,000l. of South Sea Stock to Don Luis Da Cunha Brochado, the Portuguese minister, in part of the subsidy due to the King of Portugal. Money Book XXIII, p. 81.
William Lowndes to Mr. [Spencer] Compton to pay arrears of pensions as follows: out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears: viz.
£
Mrs. Salinanne for ten quarters to 1713 June 24 on [her pension of] 40l. per an. 100
Mrs. Charlotte Dangeau for two quarters to same time on her 100l. per an. [pension] 50
Henrietta Mary La Muce for six quarters to same time on 30l. per an. pension 45
Kath. D'Dollon for same on same 45
£240
Civil List Arrears T 65/34, p. 150.
April 21. William Lowndes to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows on the proper Establishments or warrants in that behalf: viz.
£ s. d.
Lady Mary Philips on 150l. per an.: for three quarters to 1714 Lady day 112 10 0
Mrs. Eliz. Salinanne, same on 40l. per an. 30 0 0
Mrs. Charlotte Dangeau, same on 100l. per an. 75 0 0
£217 10 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 226.
Same to the Secretary at War. The two reports which you lately made to my Lord Treasurer have been laid before the Queen: (1) relating to Roman Catholic Officers who quitted the enemy's service to come over to her Majesty, and (2) relating to such [Catholic Officers] as served her Majesty in Spain and Portugal but were never in the enemy's service. The Queen has no objection to the payment of the money proposed to be paid to them. In order thereto you are to take a fitting opportunity to acquaint the House of Commons that it is her pleasure that same should be laid before them. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 188.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Capt. John Crosby of the Marquis de Montandre's Regiment praying a pension in consideration of his services and the loss of his right arm. Reference Book IX, p. 165.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to employ Charles Ogilvie as Comptroller at Prestonpans loco Edmund Pargitor, otherwise provided for.
Robert Maners, John Ray and Walter Martine as boatmen at North Berwick locis Norman Trotter, Robert Hogg and Patr. Beer, who have quitted that service.
Joseph Whitehead as a tidesman at Kirkcaldy loco John Simmons, dismissed.
Andrew Taylor as a boatman at Queen's Ferry loco John Ferguson. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 89.
April 22. Privy seal for 300l. as equipage and 3l. a day as ordinary to George Mackenzie as Resident with the Emperor of Russia. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 59.
Same for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Henry, Lord Paget, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Hanover and Duke of Brunswick Luneburg. Ibid., p. 66.
April 22. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 860l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, in satisfaction of money by him expended for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXIII, p. 84.
Money warrant for 34,439l. 1s. 4¼d. to the Bank of England for 3 per cent. interest for the quarter ended 1714 March 25 for circulating Exchequer Bills as follows. Hereof 28,696l. 19s. 2¼d. is to be paid out of the like sum as below and the balance of 5,142l. 2s. 2d. is to be satisfied by new Exchequer Bills to be issued hereon.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer Bills circulated during said quarter:
£ s. d.
said three months’ interest on 4,492,697l. 9s. 7d. Exchequer Bills issued [prior to 1713 Dec. 25] 33,695 4
interest on 2,600l. issued 29 Dec. 1713 for circulation in part of 1,200,000l. [authorised by the Act 12 Anne, c. 11, to be issued in Exchequer Bills] 18 7
on 11,400l. issued 30 Dec. 1713 for circulation in part as above 79 12 10½
on 27,300l. issued 1713–14 Jan. 2 for circulation in part as above 183 19 10½
on 5,000l. issued Jan. 21 for discharge of interest 25 17
on 88,135l. 14s. 11½d. issued Jan. 26 for circulation in part as above 420 3
on 4,000l. issued Feb. 5 for circulation in part as above 15 15
£34,439 1
total new Bills issued during the quarter, 138,435l. 14s. 11¼d.
total in circulation at 25 March 1714, 4,631,133l. 4s. 6¼d.
“There remains in the Receipt of the Exchequer this 16th April 1714 for paying interest upon the said Bills the following sums:
surplus of half Subsidy [of Tonnage and Poundage granted by 6 Anne, c. 48, as a fund] for 80,000l. annuities anno 1708: made up at Lady day 1714 13,857 7
Two Thirds Tonnage [Two Thirds Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage granted by 6 Anne, c. 50]: since 8 March 1711 14,839 12 1
£28,696 19
(Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 86–7. Order Book VIII, p. 427.
Letter of direction for the following out of Civil List moneys: viz.
£
to Edward Nicholas, towards paying the late Prince of Denmark's servants 300
to the Commissioners of the Stables in further part for mourning [for Charlotte Amalia, Queen Dowager of Denmark] 1,000
Disposition Book XXII, p. 226.
April 22. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth Navy bills for repaying to the officers of her Majesty's Yard at Plymouth the [Land] Tax assessed on their salaries for 1708 Michaelmas quarter and since Xmas 1710 to this time. Ibid., p. 230. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 188.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing, see supra, p. 222] of the Royal Africa Company to my Lord that they may have the advantage of Prerogative process in aid to get in their just debts. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 189.
Royal letters patent under the great seal appointing Richard Wright as Knight Harbinger loco Malachi Thurston. “There is more to be seen of this patent in the Docquet Book.” Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 144.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Michael Allais, master of the St. John Baptist of St. Malo, shewing that he came from France in April last with brandy, salt and other free merchandizes for Cork, where he sold and re-laded with beef, pork and butter for Placentia in Newfoundland; that one of his foremen deserting he was forced to take in another at Padstow: [that on the] 24 of the said month Hanibal Gammon and Stephen Hubbert seized the ship, securing the crew under the colour [charge] of running wool, which being examined only four squabs were found quilted or made of wool, on which the Customs Commissioners ordered his discharge, which the seizers have indirectly disobeyed. Reference Book IX, p. 165.
Same to same of the petition of Capt. Nicholas Hebrand of The Two Beau-Frères of Calais, shewing that he was bound for Amsterdam, but was forced on the English coast by contrary winds, where on going on shore to buy provisions his ship was seized and sent into Orford by the Customs officers and he put in prison at Dunwich. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Marin praying leave to enter a parcel of hair which he bought in Guernsey and which is seized by John Bowen. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Robinson praying to be deputy to Mr. Younger, a Queen's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to Alexander Pendarves, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir William Pendarves for a reversionary lease of the capital messuage and barton of Brodridge, part of the manor of Boyton, and priory of Launceston, parcel of the lands annexed to the ancient Duchy of Cornwall; and granted for three lives to one — Symonds and since to John Hobly and Jane his wife, the remains of whose title are vested in petitioner. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Spettigue for a lease of a tenement in Boyton formerly in the possession of one Pentire. Ibid.
April 22. Same to same of the petition of Nicholas Wise, executor of Lady Seyword [sic? Seymour], praying to fill up the remaining term in a messuage and tenement in or near the Castle of Exeter granted to Edward (after Sir Edward) Seyword [sic? Seymour]. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Waddon for a lease of several parcels of Coart [sic for course] ground called Holligrove, Combe and Harscott, part of the manor of Eastway and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall; for the lives of his sons Thomas, William and Granville Waddon. Ibid.
April 23. Money warrant for 272l. 12s. 7½d. to the Taxes Commissioners for the Land Tax incidents bill, detailed, of their Office from 1712 June 24 to 1713 Dec. 25. (Money order dated April 26 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 82. Order Book VIII, p. 424.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receiver General of House Duties for London, Middlesex and Westminster, to pay 285l. 6s. 5½d. to the said Commissioners for the incidents bill, detailed, for House Duties for same time. Money Book XXIII, p. 83.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Duties on Hides for one year to 1713 June 24: total 1,125l. 14s. 5¾d.
Same for the half year ended 1713 Xmas, detailed: total 423l. 0s. 7½d. Ibid., pp. 84, 85.
Money warrant for 573l. to George Mackenzie, 300l. thereof for equipage and 273l. for a quarter in advance on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the Emperor of Russia. (Money order dated April 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 29 hereon.) Ibid., p. 86. Order Book VIII, p. 424. Disposition Book XXII, p. 228.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to Mrs. Anne Manley, relict of John Manley, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands, as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 87.
William Lowndes to Lord Delawar [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay as follows for one quarter to 1713 Michaelmas to the Officers, yeomen and others of her Majesty's Yeomen of the Guard “according to your memorial of the 2nd inst.” to be paid out of the 3,000l. lately imprested to you for the service of your Office: viz.
£ s. d.
Henry, Lord Paget, Captain of the Guard, on 1,000l. per an. 250 0 0
Chevet Charlton, Lieutenant of the Guard, on 500l. per an. 125 0 0
Richard Uphill, Ensign, on 300l. per an. 75 0 0
Francis Clerk, Esq., Clerk of the Cheque, on 150l. per an. 37 10 0
John Bigg, Esq., Corporal [of the Guard], on 150l. per an. 37 10 0
John Capell, Esq., the like 37 10 0
Thomas Wyndham, Esq., the like 37 10 0
Henry Killegrew, Esq., the like 37 10 0
to the 100 Yeomen of the Guard at 39l. 11s. 3d. per an.: each 9l. 17s. 9¾d. 989 1 3
to the 16 Ushers &c. at 10l. per an.: each 2l. 10s. 0d. 40 0 0
to the Yeomen Pensioners on 15l. per an 3 15 0
£1,670 6 3
Disposition Book XXII, p. 227.
April 23. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to permit Arthur Foresight the liberty of his person on security to surrender.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Foresight's petition. He was bail for Gabriel Tonkin in the penalty of 1,537l. for a verdict of 732l. for exporting wool to France. John Valentine, Anne Jarvis and petitioner were bail for Tonkin. Valentine is broke and in the Mint [sic]. Ann Jarvis cannot be taken, but an estate of hers in Sussex of about 28l. per an. is seized and the inquisition is lately returned into the Exchequer. Petitioner is also failed, but was lately taken in execution and is now a prisoner in the Compter. Petitioner has counter–security from said Ann Jarvis and from John Prior of Bidenden in Kent, who is reputed a substantial man. If petitioner had his liberty and might go into the country he might recover her Majesty's debt. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 123–123b.
April 24. Same by same to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer 37,246l. 12s. 3d. of South Sea Stock to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, as imprest to pay the offreckonings of the six Marine Regiments from 1711 April 25 (the day to which they were paid) to 1712 Dec. 24: and to be assigned and transferred thereto by the said Mostyn as he shall be directed by warrant from the Lord Treasurer. Money Book XXIII, p. 88.
William Lowndes to Mr. [Spencer] Compton to pay 100l. to Mrs. Françoise Guiraud for 2½ years to 1713 June 24 on her pension of 40l. per an.: and is to be paid out of the 500,000l. for Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 65/34, p. 151.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay 18l. 15s. 0d. to Mrs. Rebecca Paulden for three quarters to Lady day last on her annuity of 25l., pursuant to a royal sign manual in that behalf.
105l. 6s. 0d. to Peter Sebastin Vander Eick for same on his pension in pursuant to same.
50l. to William Paterson; 100l. to Mrs. Manley and 5l. to Emery Anguis: pursuant to warrants signed by my Lord Treasurer. Disposition Book XXII, pp. 227–8.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn enclosing a report [missing] from the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines for paying the arrears of 16 Staff Officers of those Regiments that have been disbanded. At your next attendance on my Lord Treasurer bring an account of the money due to the said Officers. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 189.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. It is represented to my Lord Treasurer by the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. [Consul] Baker that some slaves were carried off from Algiers by several transport ships which came thither to lade corn for the relief of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia. Strict inquiry has been made at the Admiralty of the officers of her Majesty's ships who conveyed the said transports in order to find the offenders, but without success. Her Majesty's late Consul at Algiers has paid the ransom of those slaves and included it in his demands for extraordinary disbursements in that service. My Lord directs you to make the best inquiry you can to find out the persons concerned in carrying off the said slaves and to report to him thereon. Ibid., p. 190.
April 24. Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Thomas Sampson in the business of the Customs at the waterside. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. My Lord Treasurer is solicited by John Harrer and three others, who pretend to have been prisoners in Spain, for subsistence due to them during their imprisonment. Please report thereon; as also under whose care of payment they were and how it happens [that they remain unpaid] when such great sums have been issued from time to time to several hands for subsistence of all who were prisoners. Ibid., p. 191.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to permit Sir Robert Dunkly the liberty of his person for 12 months.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Dunkly's petition. He is indebted to the Queen on tobacco bonds of his own in 21,591l. 12s. 11½d. and he is also bound with others in several [tobacco Duty] bonds, viz. 37,774l. 12s. 2d. with Mr. Thomas Couts; 14,066l. 13s. 2d. with Thomas Corbin and 18,064l. 13s. 0d. with Richard Lee. Immediately on Dunkly's failing his goods were seized in London upon an extent and produced 23l. 9s. 6d. A part of the ship Josia belonging to him (which before his going off was assigned to Mr. Watkinson) was sold by Henry Ofley for 214l. 3s. 4d. Petitioner was taken on an extent in Surrey and is now a prisoner in the Marshalsea. Lee is broke and fled into Holland. Dunkly's lady has lately sold several parcels of her wearing apparel for the support of herself and children and to maintain him in prison. If he were at liberty he might get in some debts.
In the margin: entry of a similar Treasury warrant dated 16 Sept. 1715. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 1236–125.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Wood of Water Lane, upholsterer, who is bound for the Customs of tobacco (at John Fox's instance) in 4,723l. 13s. 11d., praying the liberty of his person, he being poor and insolvent. Reference Book IX, p. 165.
Same to the Commissiners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of William Churchill praying payment of 184l. 5s. 7d. for stationery wares delivered for the service of the late Office for Sick and Wounded Seamen, it being a debt of long standing. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Le Neve shewing that he has served above 30 years as a deputed searcher, London port: therefore praying that his son may succeed him. Ibid., p. 167.
April 24. Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Tho. Chudleigh in behalf of the Foot Regiment late under his command shewing that the Regiment was continued in Flanders to 24 Aug. 1713 before they embarked for Ireland and mustered and subsisted to that time at the same rates and numbers they consisted of according to the Establishment in Flanders though placed on the Irish Establishment the 24th of June preceding: that in Ireland they were accounted with on that Establishment: by which [means] they are 662l. 17s. 8d. in debt [by being charged for the difference between the said two Establishment rates for] 62 days from 25 June to 24 August: therefore praying to be allowed same. Reference Book IX, p. 167.
Same to same of the petition of Col. Cha. Churchill and [his] Officers shewing that the [his] Regiment continued in England from 25 March 1713 (the time it was placed on the Irish Establishment) to 12 Dec. following [and] were paid according to the English Establishment for that time, which amounts to 1,570l. 8s. 2d. more than Irish pay; that they were obliged to allow the banker for exchange of money from Ireland to England 8 per cent., which amounts to near 450l.: therefore praying relief therein. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Hammond late of London, merchant, trader in wine, praying leave to apply to Parliament for power to compound the remaining 2,300l. 14s. 8d. of his debt to the Queen. Ibid., p. 168.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for Leather Duties to appoint Edmund Giles Hooper, gent., to be Solicitor for said Duties and Clerk of the Securities loco John Huggins, gent. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 182.
Same by same to the Stamps Commissioners to appoint John Mitchell as distributor of stamps for Lewes and the eastern parts of Co. Sussex loco John Newton, removed. Ibid., p. 183.
Same by same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a Commission of inquiry into the estate of Mary Saltmarsh and Mary Crispe, supposed to be forfeited by their entering themselves into a nunnery in Flanders in order to profess the Catholic religion.
Prefixing: report by the Attorney and Solicitor General on the case. They were indicated at the Assizes at Maidstone in Kent 31 July 1699 for that they did on the 1st June 1698 leave the realm to go to Brussels with the said intent: which indictment was founded on an Act of 3 Charles I. [c. 2]: which indictment was removed into the Queen's Bench and thereupon the defendants were waived and thereby forfeited: and the offence was not pardoned by the General Pardon of 6 Anne [7 Anne, c. 22]. Ibid., pp. 201–2.
April 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniel Arthur of London, merchant, praying a noli prosequi to an information against him on account of the ship Winn galley which was seized last war by Mr. Bucknal. Reference Book IX, p. 167.
April 25. Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Windsor, Lord Ashburnham and Col. Thomas Chudleigh in behalf of the Officers of the Regiments late under their commands, setting forth their miserable condition by not being put upon the Half pay Establishment of Ireland upon their disbandment. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 362.
April 26. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Receiver of the Salvage Money in the Court of Admiralty to pay 237l. 19s. 8d. to Sir John Lambert et at., owners of the ship Squirrel, which was re–taken by her Majesty's ships Plymouth and Assurance: [this payment to be] as in full recompense of all damages which they have suffered by embezzlements committed on board the Squirrel by the sailors of her Majesty's said ships; the Admiralty Lords having reported that the late Act for convoys and cruizers [6 Anne, c. 65] “have” so far taken away the most valuable perquisites and droits of the Crown and Admiralty arising from prizes that there is hardly enough left to answer the necessary charges of the Admiralty officers, but that Capt. Hanway, Commander of the said ship Plymouth, believes that there might be embezzlements committed on board the Squirrel, and is therefore willing to renounce any pretensions to the salvage money for re–taking her. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 105.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay the patent fee or salary of 52l. per an. to Richard Younger as a Queen's waiter, London port. Money Book XXIII, p. 85.
Warrant by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 50l. to John Thomasen, gent., as royal bounty “for a written copy of King Charles the First's Eikon Basilike”. (Letter of direction dated April 27 hereon.) Ibid., p. 88. Disposition Book XXII, p. 228.
Money warrants for payments to Ambassadors &c. as follows.
(Money orders dated April 28 hereon.)
485l. to Daniel, Poultney for three months to 1713 Sept. 29 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark.
485l. to William Breton for same time on same as same to the King of Prussia.
485l. to George Delaval for same on same as late same to the King of Portugal.
485l. to Abraham Stanyan for same on same as late same to the Swiss Cantons.
485l. to John Molesworth for same on same as late same to the Great Duke of Tuscany and Republic of Genoa.
520l. to the executors of John Wych, late Envoy to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp and Meacklenburg and the Hanse Towns; which (with 50l. otherwise issued) is for 114 days on his 5l. a day ordinary from 1713 June 24 to Oct. 16 following, “when he died, as by affidavit of Matthias Hartman Phrygenius.”
650l. to John Chetwynd, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy; for 130 days 1713 June 24 to Nov. 1 following, the day of his return into the presence from his said employment.
291l. to Robert Jackson for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident at the Court of Sweden.
291l. to James Jeffreys for same time on same as Resident with the King of Sweden.
194l. to Christian Cole for same time on his ordinary of 40s. a day as Secretary at Venice.
194l. to Isaac D'Alais for same on same as Secretary at the Court of Hanover.
194l. to John Laws for same on same as Secretary at Brussels.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for same quarter on his allowance of 380l. per an. as Agent and Consul at Tripoli.
206l. 0s. 10½d. to Samuel Thompson for 1713 May 21 to Sept. 30 on his salary or allowance of 600l. per an. as Agent and Consul General at Algiers.
(Money orders dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 88–9.
Order Book VIII, pp. 427–8.
April 26. William Lowndes to Mr. Watkins to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Heymans relating to his pretensions for forage delivered to the Troops in her Majesty's pay in 1711. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 191.
Order by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's 21 April 1714 taking off the quarantine from all ships and vessels coming from Hamburg, Bremen, Dantzig, Konigsberg, Memel, Libau, Riga or Revel in the Baltic Sea or places thereto adjoining; the Queen being informed by letters from Prussia, Bremen and Hamburg and by certificates from the Physitians of those places and also by a petition from the Fellowship of Merchants of Eastland that for some time past there has been no contagious distemper there. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 125–6.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer of the petition of the Rt. Honble. Lord Mansell, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer, proposing as a security Walter Brown, his first clerk, in 2,000l. in the room of Lionel Herne, deceased. Reference Book IX, p. 168.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, and Henry, Earl of Rochester, Paymasters General of the Forces in Ireland, to remit to Roger Millart, to be by him paid into the Exchequer on behalf of the Receivers General of Taxes for the English Counties as follows the sums by them advanced, amounting in all to 121l. 13s. 0d. [sic for 125l. 18s. 0d.], for recruits for several Regiments now on the Establishment of Ireland: viz.
£ s. d.
to George Howell, Receiver General for Cos. Carmarthen, Cardigan, Pembroke and Glamorgan, out of Land Tax for 1708 and 1709 for recruits delivered over to Lieut. John Deane in Col. Brasier's Regiment 65 2 6
to ditto for recruits delivered over to Capt. William Cornash in Col. Titcomb's Regiment 4 5 0
to Thomas Conway, Receiver General for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint, out of Land Tax anno 1711 for recruits delivered over to Col. Wittewrong's Regiment 16 5 6
to ditto for recruits for Col. Creighton's Regiment 12 5 0
to ditto for recruits for Col. Titcomb's [Thomas Tidcomb's] Regiment 28 0 0
£125 18 0
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 361–2.
April 27. Same dated same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 4,000l. to Edward Barker, Treasurer to Queen Anne's Bounty: for such uses as are specified in the Charter of Incorporation of [the said Bounty of date] 1704 Nov. 3 for the poor clergy. (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 61. Order Book VIII, p. 429.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a new commission for the Stamp Duties: the new Commissioners to be Sir Brocas Gardiner, Thomas Palmer, Cha. Vivian, Robert Shelton and George Cowper, as in place of Robert Pooley, Richard Martin, and the said Gardiner, Palmer and Vivian. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 64–5.
William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn enclosing a further report [missing] from the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines touching money borrowed by Col Palleser and Lieut. William Dawes for the use of Lieut. Gen. Wills's Regiment, together with the said Dawes's papers [missing] in answer to your reports touching that matter. Please report how same may be satisfied so as it may be charged to the account of the Regiment. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 191.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing reports and papers [all missing] touching the prize ship Jean de Grace, taken by her Majesty's ship Newcastle and sold by order of the Earl of Peterborough, then General of her Majesty's Forces in Spain; the proceeds whereof were paid to the hands of Mr. Vincent, then Deputy Paymaster in Spain. Please inform my Lord Treasurer how the money appears charged on the accounts of the said Mr. Vincent and your opinion how it may be paid to the captors to whom the same appears to belong. Ibid.
Same to Sir William Withers enclosing papers [missing] relating to some counterfeiters of Victualling Bills. My Lord Treasurer desires you to examine Joseph Clarke and Marlow Northcot named therein and also Francis Wetherhead, who lives at the Rising Sun in Leadenhall Street; and report thereon to my Lord. Ibid., p. 192.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to report to my Lord on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Bank of England praying that the overplus of their fund of 9d. per barrel Excise [by 5 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] may be applied to make good the Deficiency of their fund [arising] out of the Window Duty [under 6 Anne, c. 21 and 7 Anne, c. 30]. Ibid.
April 27. William Lowndes to Sir Simon Stuart. My Lord Treasurer has received yours of the 18th inst. relating to your producing your title to Binswood to the Attorney General, who is directed to examine the matter of a complaint concerning waste committed in Holt Forest. You allege that the Attorney General will not receive the said title without a direction from my Lord. Orders are sent to him to that purpose. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 193.
Treasury reference to Mr. Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, of the petition of Lord Byron shewing that the Queen has granted him 500 out trees out of Sherwood Forest with the lop, top and back, towards repairing his house and enlarging his park at Newstead, therefore praying direction for the delivery of said trees. Reference Book IX, p. 168.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Thomas Hughes, bricklayer, praying to succeed Mr. Stacy as Master Bricklayer of the Works, alleging that the had the late Queen's [Mary's] promise for that place upon the death of one Emmet, then the Master Bricklayer, whom Stacy succeeded, but that her Majesty died before it was perfected. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Churchill, bricklayer, for the same place, he alleging to have been his Royal Highness's [Prince George of Denmark's] bricklayer and to have been employed in that work in the Mews and Horse and Foot Guards. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the security of Walter Brown in 2,000l. loco Lionel Herne, deceased, as surety for Lord Mansell as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 183.
Treasury reference to Mr. Glanvill, the Comptroller of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6], of the petition of Philadelphia Harding for renewal of a lost order in the said Lottery. Reference Book IX, p. 176.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a new Commission of Excise in Scotland: the new Commissioners to be Alexander Wedderburn, David Ross, Alexander Forbes, James Boyle and James Moody, in place of the said Wedderburn, John Whetham, and the said Ross, Forbes and Boyle: with the salary of 400l. per an. each. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 103.
April 28. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 10l. to Capt. Ferdinando Callaghan as royal bounty. (Letter of direction dated April 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 89. Disposition Book XXII, p. 229.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to repay the assessments to the 2s. Land Tax for the year ended at Lady day 1714 on officers of the Post Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l.
Prefixing: memorial from said Postmasters General requesting same. The salaries of the clerks and officers in the General Post Office are very small considering the constant attendance both by day and night which their duty obliges them to; as also those in the Penny Post Office, rendering them uncapable of following any other employments towards the support of their families. Money Book XXIII, p. 91.
April. 28. William Lowndes to Lord Delawar, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay as following, being due according to your memorial of the 23rd inst.: viz.
£ s. d.
Mr. Dalton, Gentleman. Usher, for, 1713 Sept. 29 quarter on 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. 16 13 4
Dr. Lawarence, First Physician [to her Majesty], for same on 400l. per an. 100 0 0
Dr. Arbuthnot, Third Physicians, for same on 250l. per an. 62 10 0
Mr. Herbert, clockmaker, for same on 300l. per an. 75 0 0
Mr. Brand, Embellisher [of royal letters &c], for same on 60l. per an. 15 0 0
Mr. Randue, Housekeeper of Windsor Castle, for same on 320l. per an. 80 0 0
Nahum Tate, Poet Laureat, for same on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
Thomas Baddely, Gardener, at Somerset House, for same on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
forty Messengers [of the Chamber] for same on 45l. per an. each 499 17 6
ten Grooms of the Chamber for same on 40l. per an. each 100 0 0
Mr. Gauntlett, the usual allowance for necessaries for the Council Chamber for one year ended at Xmas 1713 90 0 0
the inferior officers of the Council Chamber for travelling charges and disbursements for the year 1713 227 19 4
Charles Lucas, Chapel Closet Keeper, for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance of 1s. 6d. a day 9 6 10½
the Coffer Bearers for same quarter 13 13 9
the moletaker for same quarter 2 0 10
£1,329 11
Disposition Book XXII, p. 230.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. My Lord Treasurer directs you to attend him to-morrow with such reports as you have ready, on references to you; and likewise bring an account of what you have done in relation to the bringing of water to Windsor Castle. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 192.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners returning their report on the petition from the town of Sheffield, supra, p. 205. My Lord directs you to reconsider same and to hear what the said gentlemen have to offer more than is in their memorial. Ibid., p. 194.
April 28 William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing the Customs Commissioners report [missing] on Thomas Edwyn's petition for leave to apply to Parliament to compound his Customs. bonds, debt. My Lord Treasurer has laid this matter before the Queen and her Majesty is pleased to consent that he be at liberty to apply to Parliament for an Act for his compounding. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 195.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to accept 982l. 19s. 5d. from Micajah Perry as in full for the interest on the bonds due from Daniel Park of London, merchant, for whom he became collateral security in 1706 (when said Park went to the Leeward Islands) for 3,231l. 14s. 0d. for the Customs due for tobacco imported by him [Parke]: which sum the petitioners has since on the 23 Aug. 1707 paid, the said Park having been murdered by the inhabitants of Antigua in her Majesty's service and having made no provision for said debt, [petitioner] “being only secured by an estate he [Park] had in Virginia and an uncertain security of part of a lease in England, which would not in ten years at least make good his [petitioner's] losses on the principal money.” In regard of Park's being beyond sea at the time, no application was made for relief from the interest charge in accordance with the Act of Parliament [4–5 Anne, c. 18, cl. 27] (made since Mr. Park's debt) for relief against interest [on such bonds]. He [petitioners] has paid above a million of money to the Crown for Tobacco Duties and is in danger of suffering greatly by the general calamity on the tobacco trade. The interest due and demanded on said bonds to date is 1,300l. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 126–7.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Thomas Gibbon for a tidewaiter's or weigher's place in the Customs. Reference Book IX, p. 169.
April 29. Royal letters patent appointing Dr. Francis Dickins to be Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge loco Thomas Ayloffe, deceased: with the wages, fee and stipend of 40l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 423.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Edward Nicholas to pay 1,000l. to Daniel Arthur for so much expended by him for her Majesty's especial service. Ibid., p. 106.
Money warrant for 955l. to Henry, Lord Paget, 500l. thereof as equipage and 455l. for one quarter's ordinary in advance as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Hanover and Duke of Brunswick Luneburg. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 6 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 89. Order Book VIII, p. 429. Disposition Book XXII, p. 233.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 20l. to Josina Lower as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 90.
Money order for 500l. to Robert Lowther for one quarter to March 22 last on his allowance as Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados and several other Islands and places in America.
Three several orders “which had been for some time drawn for paying the said Governor the three preceeding quarters due the 22 Dec. 1713 on the same allowance were also signed by my Lord Treasurer.” Order Book VIII, p. 433.
April 29. Same for, 300l. to Walter Douglas for one quarter due April 8 inst. on his allowance as Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribee Islands.
Three other orders also signed, ut supra, for the three preceding quarters to 1713–14 Jan. 8. Ibid.
Same for, 50l. to Michael Lambert for 1714 Lady day quarter on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher.
Three other orders also signed, ut supra, for the three preceding quarters to 1713 Dec. 25. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to John Yeomans for one quarter to April 10 inst. on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of Antigua.
Three other orders also signed, ut supra, for the three preceding quarters to 1713–14 Jan. 10. Ibid., p. 434.
Same for 50l. to John Pearne for 1714 Lady day quarter on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of Montserrat.
Three other orders also signed, ut supra, for the three preceding quarters to 1713 Dec. 25. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Walter Hamilton for same quarter on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of Nevis.
Three other orders also signed, ut supra, for the three preceding quarters to 1713 Xmas. Ibid.
Letter of direction for the following issues: out of Civil List moneys: viz. 1,500l. to Mr. [Edward] Nicholas [for the Queen's bounties and pensions] and 455l. to Mr. Scot for a quarter's ordinary [as Envoy Extraordinary to Poland]. Disposition Book XXII, p. 228.
William Lowndes to said Nicholas to pay 500l. to Mr. [Hatton] Compton in part of, 3,000l. as by the royal warrant, supra, p. 188. Ibid., p. 229.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing for their consideration the enclosed memorial [missing] received by my Lord from Mr. Bertite about assaying of copper. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 193.
Same to same. My Lord Treasurer has received a letter from an unknown hand proposing to make a discovery of false coining provided he has protection and encouragement. I enclosed same [missing] “that you may take care such publication may be made in the Gazette or otherwise that the writer of the said letter may attend you for that purpose.” Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. Send your report with all speed on the petition of the sureties of Mr. Lloyd, late Receiver General of North Wales. Ibid., p. 194.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. By my Lord Treasurer's order I enclose a letter [missing] from the Privy Council in Ireland representing that it will be a great prejudice to the trade of that kingdom if several species of French gold and silver coins therein mentioned be not made current there; and desiring that the same may be laid before the Queen for her orders for that purpose: also [enclosing] the report of Mr. Vincent, assaymaster there, concerning the intrinsic value of the said coins. Please send to my Lord Treasurer your opinion what may be fit for her Majesty to do therein. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 194.
April 29. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the report [missing] from the Agents for tin in Cornwall on the representation of Charles Pembruge and the Pewterers of Bristol relating to frauds committed to the prejudice of the tin revenue. Hasten your report on the papers sent to you some time since [viz. March 25, see supra, p. 190] relating to the said frauds so that proper methods may be speedily found out for preventing the same. Ibid., p. 195.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Shrewsbury to make an allowance to Col. Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons which is ordered to be broken, they insisting on having an allowance for their horses as other Regiments lately broke in Ireland have had, in regard that when their horses were taken from them at Dunkirk they were promised other horses of a consideration for them. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 362–3.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Lone, merchant, shewing that in 1704 he entered some tobacco for export in the name of Thomas Sliford and had a debenture for same; that some time after the tobacco was seized, condemned and sold as damaged tobacco and the debenture stopped; but the damage was received after shipment for export, the ship lying a long time in the river for convoy: therefore petitioner hopes, upon the equity of the case, that he is entitled to the benefit of the debenture. Reference Book IX, p. 169.
Same to the Officers [of the Works at Windsor] of the petition of Mr. Anstis for repairs to Garter's Tower, at Windsor belonging to Garter King at Arms. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Robert Tailer shewing that he did by order of John Manley, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands, order gravel to be dug, &c. for the repair of the bridge at Datchet, for which he has been out of pocket 30l.; that he viewed and made an estimate of the charge thereof amounting to 460l: therefore praying to be employed in the finishing the said work. Ibid.
April 30. Money warrant for 20l. to John Whitehead, clerk, as royal bounty towards the charge of his passage to Charlestown in South Carolina, whither he is going [as] Catechist and Assistant [to the minister].
20l. to Gideon Johnston, clerk, as same for his passage to South Carolina, whither he is returning, having been here some time for the recovery of his health by leave from the Bishop of London. (Money orders dated May 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 90. Order Book VIII, p. 430. Disposition Book XXII, p. 234.
April 30. Letter of direction for 5,000l. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: to carry on the subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from 25 Dec. 1713: as in further part of 43,177l. 14s. 6d.: and is to be issued out of funds [being unappropriated remains] as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
out of the 5s. per ton on French ships 30 15 0
out of the Duty on Foreign Sail Cloth 144 5 8
out of the arrears of Paper Duty [8–9 Wm. III, c.7] 134 3
out of the Plantation Duty 65 0 0
out of the tenth 4s. Aid 70 12
out of the eleventh 4s. Aid 2 17 10½
out of the twelfth 4s. Aid 418 1
out of the thirteenth 4s. Aid 609 3
out of the 25l. per ton on French wines imported [4–5 Wm. and Mary, c. 5 and 8–9 Wm. III., c. 12] 3,525 0
£5,000 0 0
[For the description of the abovesaid funds see supra, p. 186, under date Mar. 24.] Ibid., p. 229.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has read your letter concerning Capt. Hugh Montgomerie's demand of 300l. for 200 moyedas [moidores] of gold paid by him to your agent at Gibraltar. He is willing to receive same in South Sea Stock as you propose in your letter of the 10th inst. Let my Lord know whether any other persons having demands upon your Office and included in the list you sent hither are willing to take South Sea Stock in satisfaction of their bills, so that the necessary directions may be given for the payment thereof. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 196.
Same to the Salt Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Cornelius Denn for leave to apply to Parliament for an Act for compounding his debt “whereby the leave given him for that purpose upon reading the report of the Customs Commissioners upon his former petition may be rendered effectual for his relief. “You are to hear him thereon and to report to my Lord if he offers any new matter. Ibid., p. 197.
Same [to the Customs Commissioners]. My Lord Treasurer agrees to six months’ leave of absence to Mr. Sloan, one of the undersearchers of London port, to recover his health. Ibid., p. 198.