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May 1714, 1-10


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'Warrant Books: May 1714, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 241-256. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86148 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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May 1714, 1-10

May 1. Money warrant for 100l to Conyers Darcy and George Fielding, Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse, for 1½ years 1712 July 19 to 1713–14 Jan. 19 on the fee of 100l. marks per an. usually allowed to the Master of the Horse. Money Book XXIII, p. 92.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 600l. to William Dacres as royal bounty.
300l to Alexander, Earl of Home, as same. Ibid., p. 92.
Royal warrant dated St. James to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Customs: the new Commissioners to be Sir John Werden, Sir John Stanley, Matthew Prior, John Bridges, Robert Williamson, Edward Gibbon and Sir David Nairne: all in place of Charles Godolphin and the said Werden, Stanley, Prior, Bridges, Williamson and Gibbon. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 81–2.
May 1. William Lowndes to the Attorney General. My Lord Treasurer has laid before her Majesty the case of the merchants trading to Turkey that have been often barbarously plundered by her Majesty's subjects when their ships have run on shore or stranded on these coasts. Her Majesty is pleased to consent that you move the House of Commons for leave to bring in a Bill for preventing the grievances by them complained of. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 195.
Same to same. Hasten your report to my Lord Treasurer on the complaint of wastes committed in Holt Forest. My Lord has again sent to Sir Simeon Stuart to produce to you his title to Binswood in said Forest. Ibid., p. 196.
Same to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed report [missing] made by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts for allowing 658l. 4s. 8d. to Col. Chudleigh's Regiment, being the difference between English and Irish subsistence, the said Regiment having been mustered and subsisted in Flanders to 24 Aug. 1713 and placed on the Irish Establishment the 24 June preceding. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret. My Lord Treasurer is informed that a great many supers stand charged upon divers persons on the accounts of Receivers of Land Taxes and other Duties for several years past which if the officers concerned had done their duty might long since have been collected. You are to use the best method to hasten the bringing in the said arrears and give my Lord an account from time to time of your proceedings. Ibid., p. 197.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] of the petition of Col. William Kerr's Regiment shewing that said Regiment was paid their subsistence in Flanders according to the British Establishment to 24 Aug. 1713 and that a stoppage will be made of [from] their clearings in Ireland of the difference between British and Irish pay from 24 June [1713, when they were put on the Irish Establishment] to the said 24 Aug.: therefore praying that no such stoppage may be made. Reference Book IX, p. 169.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of George Hughs for a stamper's place now vacant by the death of Brown and Baily.Ibid., p. 170.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to depute Henry Polkinhorn as distributor of stamps for Co. Cornwall, vacant by the removal of Henry Hawkins. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 184.
May 3. Money warrant for 3,920l. 16s. 6d. to Samuel Smethin, her Majesty's goldsmith, for plate &c. delivered into the Jewel Office between 1713 Dec. 25 and 1714 March 25.
Appending: schedule of said plate. (Money order dated May 7 hereon: followed by a later renewal thereof dated 1714 Sept. 29 by Lord Treasurer Shrewsbury: “this order not being fully satisfied before the death of the Queen.”) Money Book XXIII, p. 93. Order Book VIII, p. 430.
May 3. Letter of direction for 970l. to Edward Nicholas: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid over to such uses as her Majesty hath directed. Disposition Book XXII, p. 231.
William Lowndes to said Nicholas to pay out the above sum as follows: upon the proper warrants signed in this behalf: viz.
to William Dacres 600
to the Earl of Home 300
to Mr. Hendel [Händel] 50
to Mrs. Lower 20
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Birkett, a tidesman, London port, for leave to surrender his place to his brother, petitioner not having his health on the water.Reference Book IX, p. 170.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, to take an exact account of all her Majesty's woodland, wood and trees within the forest of Sherwood, Co. Notts, and the value thereof and his opinion what directions are necessary for the future increase and preservation of timber therein. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 183.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army relating to the difference between English and Irish subsistence for the time Colonel Goring's Regiment continued in England after it was placed on the Irish Establishment: as also a state [missing] of the several sums which the said Colonel has been obliged to allow in discount [for the loss in exchange] for the moneys that have been returned from Ireland for the said Regiment during its stay here [in England]. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 363.
May 4. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Bernard Hutchins, late Paymaster of the 1711 Lottery [9 Anne, c. 6] and to William Glanville, Comptroller thereof, to pay over to T. Cornwallis, N. Brent, C. Tilson and N. Arnold, appointed to pay same in place of said Hutchins, the balance of 484l. 16. 0d. resting in the hands of said Hutchins to answer certain directions made on him by the said Comptrollers, for which the parties concerned have not appeared with their orders to answer the same, and also to discharge the principle and interest on three tickets in the first Course of payment that have not been called for: viz. as follows:
£ s. d.
on orders directed to Michaelmas 1712 127 16 0
on orders directed to Lady day 1713 36 6 0
on orders directed to Michaelmas 1713 290 14 0
on tickets Nos. 50418, 50419, 50420, 10l. each 30 0 0
£484 16 0
Money Book XXIII, p. 94.
May 4. Money warrant for 7l. 10s. 0d. to the Vicars [Choral] of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for half a year to 1713 Dec. 25 on their perpetuity.
5l. to the Dean and Chapter of said Church for same on their same. (Letter of direction dated May 6 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 95. Disposition Book XXII, p. 233.
Same for 185l. 5s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for same time on the annuity for the support of the children of that foundation. (Letter of direction dated June 19 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 96. Disposition Book XXII, p. 249.
Same for 523, 475l. 3s. 9d. to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, for one year from 1713 Dec. 25: whereof 8,000l. is for charge of management and 515,475l. 3s. 9d. is for 6 per cent. interest on 9,177,967l. 15s. 4d., of which the Capital Stock of said Company did consists on the said 25 Dec. 1713, being 550,678l. 1s. 3d. due for said year thereon, but made less by the sum of 35,202l. 17s. 6d. for so much overpaid to the said Corporation on the annual sum for the preceding year's interest. The said sum is hereby to be satisfied out of the funds appropriated thereto: and if (for want of sufficient income from such funds) any part hereof be satisfied by the Treasurer of the Navy in manner as directed by the Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 15] in that behalf memorandums thereof are to be made on the money order or orders for this sum as they come to be entered before the Auditor of the Receipt. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 102. Order Book VIII, p. 431.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing examinations &c. as follows taken before Sir William Withers concerning the counterfeiting Victualling Bills. My Lord Treasurer directs you to take all legal measures against the offenders.
Appending: list of said papers: viz.
the examination and confession of John Shelton.
ditto of Marlow Norcot.
the petition of said Norcot to the Lord Treasurer.
the examination and confession of John Clarke.
the confession and information of Francis Weatherhead.
Sir William Withers’ letter to Mr. Lowndes about this affair.
Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 197.
Same to Mr. Burchet [Secretary to the Admiralty]. My Lord Treasurer has received a letter from an unknown hand relating to an abuse committed on board her Majesty's ship Salisbury prize. Please lay same as enclosed [missing] before the Admiralty Lords.Ibid., p. 198.
Same to Mr. Brydges. The Secretary at War has this day acquainted my Lord Treasurer that there are above 300 soldiers arrived at Portsmouth from Port Mahon, to whom an allowance of 14 days’ subsistence besides 3s. each for their swords was to be given upon their landing in order to discharge them from her Majesty's service. You are to lay before my Lord a demand for money to meet same, as the men continue to be a charge to the public until same is paid. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners to report on the enclosed report and papers [missing] relating to Mr. Gerard, one of the sureties of
Mr. Dixon, late Receiver General for Co. Somerset, and the Attorney General's opinion concerning Gerard's applying to Parliament without the consent of the Newells. Ibid., p. 199.
May 4, 6, 10, 15, 22, 28.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Isaac Franks as a tidesman in Stockton port loco Ambrose Goldsmith, who declines that employment.
John Rodes as a tidesman in Liverpool port loco William Spencer, deceased.
John Kelloway as a tidesman in the superior list [London port] loco Thomas Atwood, deceased.
Thomas Howell as waiter and searcher at Cardigan loco William Nixon, who is made supervisor of Salt Duties.
John Timmand as a tidesman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco Anthony Atkinson, dismissed.
William Culverwell as a tidesman in Bristol port loco Henry Loyd, deceased.
William Hebden as a tidesman in Newcastle port loco William Walker, deceased.
Thomas Watkins as a boatman at Beachley in Bristol port loco William Gill, surrendered.
Henry Bond as a boatman at Ipswich port loco Isaac Lyon, superannuated.
James Abraham as a tidesman and boatman at Dale in Milford port loco Thomas Howell, removed to Cardigan.
John Chaple as a tidesman in Truro port loco Ezekiel Tresahar, dismissed.
Charles Weeks as a boatman at Exmouth in Exeter port loco Christopher Edgar, superannuated.
Richard Ray as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco James Farmer, dismissed.
Thomas Lee as a tidesman at Appledore in Bideford port loco John Nicholas, superannuated.
Nathaniel Dark as a weigher at Exeter loco Richard Coplestone, deceased.
John Daw as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco David Powell, deceased.
William Philips as waiter and searcher in Padstow port loco Hannibal Gammon, dismissed.
James Edes as tidesman in the inferior list [London port] loco John Kelloway, preferred to the superior list.
Benjamin Mountford as a boatman in Scarborough port loco John Simpson, deceased.
George Cowdell as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Edward Hill, deceased.
Mathew Stott as a tidesman in Bridlington port loco Anthony Hill, deceased.
Robert Castell as a tidesman in Yarmouth port loco Henry Sayer, deceased.
John Houlden as a watchman in London port loco Robert Gibbons, deceased.
William Knowles as a tidesman in Newcastle port loco his father, William Knowles, deceased.
William Slade as a tidesman in Truro port loco Ezekiel Tresaharlate [sic for Tresahar, see under John Chaple, supra] who is dismissed.
Robert Steel as a tidesman in Scarborough port loco Thomas Radd, superannuated.
William Shere as a boatman at Exmouth in Exeter port loco Robert Thomas, superannuated.
Joseph Howdell as a weigher in Hull port loco William Weatherhead, deceased.
Bezaliel Burges as a tidesman in Liverpool port at 30l. per an. without incidents.
John Odiarn as a boatman at Hastings in Rye port loco Geo. Levander, superannuated.
Christopher Thornton, as a waiter and searcher in Wells port.
Edward Hemmings as a tidesman in the superior list, London port, loco Christopher Thornton, preferred.
John Grayham as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Edward Hemmings, preferred.
Peter Teague as a tidesman at Topsham in Exeter port loco William Johnson, superannuated.
Thomas Smith as mate on board the smack at Ilfracombe loco Thomas Johnson, dismissed.
Henry Street as a tidesman in the superior list, London port, loco Thomas Turner, deceased.
George Morgan as a tidesman and boatman at Hubertstown in Milford port loco Jacob Woolford, deceased.
John Quaringdon as a tidesman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco Peter Teague, removed to Topsham.
Robert Young as a weigher in Exeter port loco Thomas Owen, superannuated.
Charles Jones as examiner at Bristol and to keep the Coast Books loco James Crofts.
Edward Le Neve, junr., as a deputed searcher in London port loco his father.
John Pigg as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Hen. Street, preferred. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 134, 137.
May 4. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Eliz. and John Taylor, widow and eldest son and heir of Edward Taylor, lately deceased, praying an Exchequer lease of the said Taylor's estate mortgaged to Morgan Whitley, who is now under a Levari [facias] from the Exchequer: the said estate having been mortgaged to Whitley while Edward's father lived, “which makes that mortgage null.” Reference Book IX, p. 170.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Postmasters General to add an additional hand to each of the four packet boats on the Harwich station, at an additional charge not exceeding 105l 8s. 6d. per an.
Prefixing: report by said Postmasters General on the petition of the Commanders of said packet boats. The crew of each is at present six as before the Revolution, the packet boats then being of the same form and of at least equal burthen with the hoys now employed. When the weather is bad the boats returning from Holland cannot make Harwich directly, in which case, during the war, the Captains had instructions to land the mails on the first shore they could by their pinnaces, in order to prevent delay. This cannot so easily be done with their present complement of hands. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 184–5.
May 4. Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of John Bonsey (? Bousey) and Sarah his wife that no commission of escheat be made out concerning the estate left by Sir William Robinson till notice be given to the said John and Sarah at their house in Noble Street near Mount Mell, in the parish of Cripplegate Without, or to William Hodgson, “their” Clerk in Court, at his seat in the Chancery Office in Chancery Lane. Caveat Book, p. 64.
May 5. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Edward Nicholas to pay 800l. to Alexander Holden as royal bounty. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 106.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 2,000l. to Mathew Decker, without account, to reimburse him so much which he has supplied to Thomas Harley, Esq., at Rotterdam by letters to credit pursuant to the Queen's direction and for her Majesty's especial service: and a further 64l. 5s. 0d. for the [Exchequer] fees on receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated May 7 hereon.) (Monday order dated May 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 107. Order Book VIII, p. 432. Disposition Book XXII, p. 236.
Same to same to pay 1,200l. to Daniel Arthur in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Matthew Prior from Paris April 25 last, new style, for money by him expended there for her Majesty's special service; and 37l. 5s. 0d. for [Exchequer] fees on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant, money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 107. Order Book VIII, p. 432.Disposition Book XXII, p. 236.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Navy Commissioners to sell decayed naval stores and ships.
Followed by: (1) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's April 21 ordering said sale on a memorial from the Board of Admiralty.
(2) Schedule of old stores.
(3) List of her Majesty's old ships and vessels which have been sold at public sales by virtue of several orders from the Admiralty for which sales no privy seal has yet been passed:
Hoys: Irish Lighter, Rose, Monks, prize, Hare, Rochester's prize, Advice prize.
Brigantines: Dispatch, Fly.
Sloops: Bonetta, Wolf, Whiting, Assurance (broke up).
Yachts: Isle of Wight, Shoreham prize, Seaford, prize, Speedwell's prize.
Hulk: Content, Medway prize (sunk for a breakwater), Margate, Lively, Diligence, Cruizer, Discovery.
Hoy: Unity (broke up).
Sloops: Weazel, Merlin.
Hulk: Saudodoes (sunk for a breakwater), French Ruby (broke up).
Hoys: Unity, Transporter, Flemish Longboat, Sophia (broke up), Marygold (broke up), Lighter, Wellboat, Tryal, Deptford (transport), Runner (transport), Transporter.
Advice Boat: Express, Delight, Otter, Swan.
Fire Ships: Hawk (sunk for a breakwater), Arundell, Lyn.
Hoys: Hamoaz, Endeavour, Stowship [Storeship]: Fortune.
Yacht: Soesdyke.
Hulk: Elephant, Strombolo, Penzance.
Bombs: Salamander, Carkass.
Hulk: St. David.
Storeship: Suffolk. Logboat.
Hoys: Content, Firm, Moderate, Tryton, prize, Delight, Nonsuch.
Lighters: Nos. 3 and 4.
Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 109–11.
May 5. William Lowndes to Auditor Foley enclosing a book [missing] exhibited to my Lord Treasurer by the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars containing their accounts from 1711 June 23 to 1712 June 24. You are to state said account and present it to my Lord.
A like letter to Auditor Harley concerning the succeeding year's accounts of said Commissioners, viz. to 1713 June 24. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 199.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a note [missing] of champagne wine and ratafia arrived from Boulogne for Messrs. Anison [Jean Anisson] and Fenelon [Gabriel Jacques de Salignac, Marquis de Fenelon], two of the French Commissioners for Settling the Treaty of Commerce, of which they pray the Customs free delivery in part of the provision that is usually allowed to Foreign Ministers on their first arrival. My Lord Treasurer is inclined to gratify them. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of John Houlden for a watchman's place in London port loco Robert Gibbons, deceased. Ibid., p. 200.
R. Powys (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Court of Directors of the South Sea Company relating to the removal of goods entitled to a drawback from one ship to another. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Lord Masham. Please send my Lord Treasurer an account what is necessary to pay one month in advance on the board wages to such as her Majesty has been pleased to appoint the same for, [as] in lieu of the tables [diets] taken away. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of the Venetian Ambassador [Pietro Grimani] in St. James's Square to seal his goods in order to their transport. Ibid., p. 201.
Same to Auditor Foley to report on the enclosed bills [missing] exhibited to my Lord Treasurer for incident expenses relating to the management of her Majesty's Tin Affairs, viz. one from the Agents for Tin in Cornwall from 29 Sept. 1710 to Xmas 1711; one from Mr. Corker, late Receiver and Paymaster in Cornwall and Devon, from 25 Dec. 1710 to 9 April 1712 (when he was removed from that employment); and another from Mr. Anstis from 25 Dec. 1712 to 25 Dec. 1713. Ibid., p. 202.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the incle merchants, shewing that notwithstanding the Act of 7 Anne, c. 30, for enlarging the capital stock of the Bank of England whereby the Duty of Two Thirds Subsidy is taken off for ever from all European linen, thread, tapes or incle &c., yet the same is so interpreted by the Customs officers as to be levied upon unwrought incle [the weaving of] which employs our poor and [as merely extending] to excuse that wrought abroad; the petitioners conceiving that the unwrought as well as wrought incle is exempted and having had the Attorney General's opinion that both might be intended by the said Act to be exempt from Duty., they pray to be relieved therein [see the Act 13 Anne, c. 241. Reference Book IX, p. 169.
May 5. Same to same of the petition of the tobacco and wine merchants shewing that upon a former application for a stay of process against them for interest on bonds of which the principal was discharged, the stay was granted till Easter term last; that they are likely to be relieved in that matter by the House of Commons; therefore praying a further stay till the end of the Session or till it appear what will be done for the petitioners therein. Ibid., p. 170.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Edward Gould that the noli prosequi which is prayed by Daniel Arthur be not granted to the information against the Wynne galley and that the ship may be prosecuted. Ibid., p. 171.
Same to same of the petition of Micaiah Perry praying that the application of the money paid by him to the Customs Commissioners for interest on Col. Park's bonds may be deferred till it shall be known what the Parliament will do therein. In the margin: a note of a later fresh reference dated 1714 Nov. 18. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of William Bond shewing that the mortgage writings of James Smith, which are forfeited to her Majesty by his murthering of Jarvis Clough, are in the hands of Mr. George Smith, of Nibley, Co. Gloucester; that Mr. John Smith, of the Temple, is endeavouring to get them into his hands pretending to be lord of the manor, and has received the profits of the estate: that petitioner has been at great charge and trouble in proving the Crown's title: therefore praying that whosoever shall have the mortgage forfeitures may be ordered to satisfy petitioner for same. Ibid., p. 173.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to order payment of 447l. 3s. 0d. to John [Hartstongue], Bishop of Londonderry, being the temporalities of his bishopric from the death of his predecessor to the date of his own patent: the said interim profits having been received by John Wootton, Collector at Londonderry. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 366.
May 6. Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge the plate (1,066 ounces of gilt plate valued at 10s. per ounce and 5,976 ounces 14 pennyweight of white plate valued at 6s. 8d. per ounce, making in the whole 2,525l. 4s. 6d.) delivered out of the Jewel House 1711 Dec. 18 to John [Robinson], late Bishop of Bristol, and now Bishop of London, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace at Utrecht: the Queen being pleased to grant same to him in consideration of many good and acceptable services. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 108–9.
May 6. Letter of direction for the following payments: out of Civil List moneys: viz.
£ s. d.
to John, Lord Delawar, Treasurer of the Chamber, in further part of 1713 Sept. 29 quarter 2,000 0 0
to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions, Bounties &c. 2,746 5 0
to the Commissioners for Taxes for their salary to Lady day 1714; 293 0
to ditto for incident charges relating to Land Taxes 272 12
to Mr. Scot in further part of 1,370l 455 0 0
to Mr. Smethin, her Majesty's Goldsmith, in part of 3,920l. 500 0 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 233.
William Lowndes to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows: out of the money that shall be impreseted to you at the Receipt of the Exchequer for the service of your Office: [out of the abovesaid 2,746l. 5s. 0d.]: viz.
£ s. d.
to Lord Lexinton 860 0 0
to Mr. Compton in further part of 3,000l. 500 0 0
to Charles Albin 600 0 0
to Mr. Foubert for three quarters to 1714: Lady day 187 10 0
to Mr. Wentworth for the same period 225 0 0
to Charles Seymour for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter. 100 0 0
£2,472 10 0
Same to same to pay 273l. 15s. 0d. to Sir John McLean for three quarters to 1714 Lady day on his allowance of 365l; per an. Ibid., p. 234.
Same to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer desires to speak with you to-morrow in relation to the demand of arrears of subsidies [to the Allies] and other arrears on account of the late war, which are to be laid before the House of Commons. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 198.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Salt Commissioners on the petition of Thomas Slyford and John Hudgson relating to a patent desired by them for the sole use of a new invention for making salt. Give my Lord your opinion on the proposed proviso for revoking the same in case the invention be found prejudicial to the salt revenue. Ibid., p. 201.
Treasury reference to the Postmaster General of the petition of Bevis Hill, Deputy Postmaster of Deal in Kent, shewing that he has served in that station above 20 years at a very small salary without any complaint of mismanagement; that his work is different from all other deputies, [by reason] of daily attendance and great difficulties and bears with it a constant expense: that in the year 1696 when the clipped money was called in he was a very great sufferer by not being able to return the same within the time limited by Act of Parliament: therefore praying a recompense for his extraordinary services and suffering. Reference Book IX, p. 170.
May 6. Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Holbeach, who executed the office of Treasurer of the Chamber during the vacancy thereof and by whom the arrears due in that Office to Xmas 1712 have been paid, shewing that he has exhibited to my Lord Treasurer an account of the money by him received and paid to that end amounting to 48,654l. 4s. 1¾d. and of the poundage deducted on paying thereof, which amounted to 1,943l. 16s. 3d., and prayed to be allowed thereout 331l. 4s. 6d. for fees and other charges on receiving and paying the whole money, 60l. for a clerk employed in that service and 35l. 17s. 6d. for books and stationery were; but submits to my Lord Treasurer for an allowance for his own care and pains in executing said office. Ibid., p. 171.
Same to same of a petition of said of Holbech, having also exhibited another account of several extraordinary payments by him for the service of said Office upon Lord Chamberlain's warrants amounting to 2,027l. 7s. 5d., which not being within the limits of the Establishment of that Office will not be allowed in petitioner's account without her Majesty's warrant; therefore praying directions therein. Ibid.
Fresh reference to Mr. Pendarves, present Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petitions of Elizabeth Sherwood and Mary Duffin, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 194, under date 1713 April 28, no report having been made thereon. Ibid., p. 119.
The like for the petition of Thomas Walter, clerk, ut ibid., for the same reason. Ibid., p. 120.
The like of the petition of Matthew Pindar for a fresh lease of the Princes Wood in Bromby and Redbourne, Co. Lincoln, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 339, under date 1713 Sept. 2. Ibid., p. 144.
The like of the petition of Frances Addison concerning four messuages in the Savoy, see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 223, under date 1712 April 1. Ibid., p. 58.
The like of the petition of James Jenkinson for a new lease of a tenement in Exeter Castle Close, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 430. Ibid., p. 90.
Royal warrant dated St. James's for removing from the head of Concordatums certain necessary payments which have hitherto been constantly made by warrants of Concordatum yearly and amounting to 671l. 17s. 6d., and certain payments for charities similarly paid by Concordatums yearly: so that the same may be transferred to the Establishment of the expense of the Civil Government in Ireland and paid out of the revenue at large of Ireland and not on the head of Concordatums: all by reason that the Lord Lieutenant by his letter of March 20 last has represented the repeated orders given by the Queen that the yearly allowance of 5,000l. in the Establishment for Concordatums is not to be exceeded, but that the demands upon that fund are greater than it can bear.
Appending: lists of said payments:
£ s. d.
(1) necessary payments hitherto constantly paid by warrants of Concordatums yearly.
Prebend of St. Andrews for visiting the sick in the several prisons in Dublin 20 0 0
the King at Arms for attendance on State days 12 0 0
for pumping water for the use of the Castle of Dublin 11 13 10
to the Bailiff of Phoenix Park 9 0 0
to the Ranger of the Curragh of Kildare 20 0 0
to the Gatekeepers of Phoenix Park 17 18 0
to the Vicar of Castleknock in lieu of his glebe and title of lands in Phoenix Park 18 0 0
to the State musicians 370 0 0
to the Master of the Rydeing House 100 0 0
to the Underkeepers of Phoenix Park for winter firing 13 2 6
to Edward Lyndon for the rent of a plot of ground adjoining the Carrickfergus Castle 16 3 2
to the Wardrobekeeper, allowance for coal 4 0 0
to Lewis Quartier and Peter Degalieniers, French Conformist ministers of St. Patrick's and St. Mary's, Dublin 60 0 0
£671 17 6
(2) Payments made by Concordatums for Charities yearly.
to Mary Hyde, widow 20 0 0
to Jane, La[dy] Douglas 60 0 0
to Abraham Jacobs, a convert Jewish priest 20 0 0
to Alicia Reader, widow 40 0 0
to Isabella Berkeley, widow 30 0 0
to Mary Hartlib, widow 20 0 0
to James Shaw, clerk 40 0 0
£230 0 0
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 364–8.
May 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 600l. to Charles Albin as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 95.
Same by same to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer 10,972l. 17s. 5¼d. of South Sea Stock in the proportions and to the persons named in a list to be signed by the said Caesar: to satisfy a list of foreign bills of exchange drawn by the Agent Victualler at Gibraltar on the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid., p. 96.
May 7. Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for one quarter ended 1713–14 Feb. 2 last: total 1,556l. 6s. 5½d. for the Stamp Duties further continued from 31 July 1710; 174l. 8s. 11¾d for the Further or Additional Stamp Duties; 317l. 11s. 5d. for the new Duties on Stamped Vellum, Cards and dice; 287l. 18s. 8d. for the Duties on several kinds of stamped vellum and on certain printed papers &c.; 19l. 7s. 10d. for the new Duty on Policies of Insurance. [For these several Duties see supra, p. 172.] Ibid., pp. 98–9.
[Same by same of the] salary bill of the Stamp Office for one quarter ended 1714 Midsummer [sic? erratum for Lady day] total 1,416l. 15s. 0d. Ibid., pp. 100–1.
Letter of direction for 3,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 234.
William Lowndes to Lord Bingley. My Lord Treasurer has referred to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and me a paper of demands by the remitters [of exchange for the Troops &c. abroad]. We find one article of 562l. 10s. 0d. craved for discount of 90,000l. in tallies on Land Tax anno 1712 paid to them as in part of 150,000l. remitted. Nothing appears in the [Treasury] Minutes relating to the allowing any discount for the said tallies: but they allege they were promised same, though not entered on the [Treasury] minutes and [they] believe they may appeal to your memory in that matter. We pray you let us know if you have any remembrance of such promise made to the Remitters for an allowance of discount on the said tallies if they should be obliged to part with them [at a discount]. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 201.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the merchants of Bristol trading to Virginia and Maryland touching the interest due on their bonds for tobacco.Ibid., p. 203.
Same to same to send an officer to the house of Monsieur Plessen, [Christian Siegfried von Plessen] Envoy from the King of Denmark, to seal his goods in order to their transport beyond seas. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed scheme [missing] for registering ships, to prevent abuses [therein] and to raise a sum of money annually to the Government.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to take the allowance of 30l. per an. from John Goldham, supervisor of the riding officers in the Eastern Division of Sussex (granted to him as an extraordinary allowance in consideration of his keeping two servants and three horses): and to grant same to Edward Pollington, collector of Newhaven port, who is to keep a servant and a horse and to do duty in the guard of that part of the [Sussex] coast to prevent the exportation of wool and to be under the inspection of said Goldham, who is to be excused from keeping his servant and horse.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners, proposing said change.Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 129.
May 7. Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to constitute Nathaniel Stephens as one of the Customers of Bristol port loco John Goddard, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 130.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Lloyd, late Receiver General of Cos. Chester, Denbigh &c., and Sir John Conway, bart., one of his sureties, shewing that said Receiver has suffered much by the failure of several persons entrusted by him with public money; that he has taken out extents against em and as soon as he shall obtain leases from the Crown he will be enabled to clear the debt to the Crown: therefore praying stay of process against themselves. Reference Book IX, p. 171.
For the fresh allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Wine Licence salary bills for the years 1710 and 1711 see supra, Calendar of TreasuryBooks, Vol. XXVII, p. 83. Money Book XXII, p. 135.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Denistown praying that her husband, Arthur Denistown, may be discharged from a prosecution on the Act for the Excise and New Duty in Ireland [Irish Acts 9 Wm. III., Sess. 1, c. 29] on account of some goods of his landed contrary to said Act. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 363.
May 8. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay (out of money, tallies or other effects remaining in your hands for this service) 104,466l. 12s. 9¾d. to Robert Knight, Treasurer of the South Sea Company, being due to said Company on March 25 last for one fourth part of 523,475l. 3s. 9d. [as by the money warrant of the 4th inst., supra, p. 244]: there having been paid to the said Company 568,279l. 10s. 0d. per an. for 6 per cent. interest on 9,471,325l. capital as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, and 8,000l. per an. for expenses of management by quarterly or weekly payment which for two years ended 1713 Dec. 25 amounted to 1,152,559l., whereof 61,357l. 17s. 11½d. was paid out of several Impositions and Duties granted therefor that have been paid into the Exchequer within that time and the remainder out of money, tallies &c. remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands therefor: but by the books of the Company it appears that their capital stock on the 25th Dec. 1713 amounted but to 9,177,967l. 15s. 4d., the annual interest whereon at 6 per cent. is 550,678l. 1s. 3d., so that the said Company has been overpaid 35,202l. 17s. 6d. up to the 25 Dec. 1713. Money Book XXIII, pp. 103–4.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges enclosing copy of an order [missing] of the Committee for the Estimates of Debts due to the Army, [calling] for a particular account of what sums of money were expended in the late Expedition to Canada. My Lord Treasurer directs you to prepare such account so far as relates to your Office as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. Lay the same before the said Committee next Monday morning.
The like letter to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]; to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance; to the Navy Commis sioners; to the Commissioners of Transports. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 202.
May 8. Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the enclosed paper [missing] concerning the clandestine practices of foreign merchants with relation to the Newfoundland fishery. If their Lordships would be further informed of this matter Mr. Jacqueau will attend them. He may be heard of at Mr. Loquet's in Lamb Alley in Abchurch Lane near Lombard Street. Ibid., p. 203.
Same to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer has received a proposal for securing Mr. [Robert] Peters’ debt to the Crown, who failed when he was Receiver General of Land Tax for Co. Hereford, “in case the sum of 4,640l. or thereabouts in South Sea Stock be paid to the proposers [the makers of the herein proposal; to wit as in payment] for the offreckonings which they allege to be due to them for clothing Lepell's Regiment.”Send my Lord a state of the offreckonings of said Regiment and to whom assigned and what may be fit to be done thereon with respect to the particularity of this case. Ibid., p. 204.
Treasury reference to Alexander Pendarves, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Dame Eliz. Clarges, widow, for extension of lease of several premises in Co. Berks granted by the Queen Dowager 1704 Dec. 16 to Sir Walter Clarges for 7½ years from 1728 March 26. Reference Book IX, p. 172.
May 10. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 10l. to Hugh Hughes as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 104.
Money warrant for 30l. to Thomas Hoy, Dr. of Physic, for three quarters to Lady day 1714 on his fee as Reader of Physic and Professor of same in the University of Oxford. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet [Secretary to the Admiralty]. The Duke of Athol and other the proprietors of the fir woods in Scotland have represented to my Lord Treasurer that the premiums and rewards payable by Act of Parliament [12 Anne, c. 9] to the importers of Naval stores from North Britain to South Britain are directed to be made upon certificates of the chief officers of the Customs in any ports of South Britain where such stores shall be imported, which certificates are to be granted upon production of a certificate from the Customs Collector and such naval officer in such port in Scotland as her Majesty shall appoint by great seal for the shipment of such stores.
It has been proposed to my Lord Treasurer that the ports mentioned in the enclosed list [missing] may be appointed to be such places for such shipment and that the persons therein named be appointed naval officers for the said purpose. My Lord desires you to lay the said list before the Admiralty Lords for their objections thereto, if any. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 205.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to continue Robert Brigden as riding officer at Shoreham for the wool business at the usual salary of 90l. per an. for himself, a servant and two horses: the said Commissioners having represented by their memorial of the 7th Jan. last that it is impracticable for the Collector of Shoreham (who was also riding officer for the wool business) to perform both duties, and therefore proposed that James Benn might be established as Collector at 45l. per an. (which was accordingly approved Jan. 27 last, supra, p. 112), and that Robert Brigden (who was collector and riding officer at that port) should be continued as riding officer for the wool business. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 131.
May 10. Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of John Evans, bricklayer, shewing that he has been employed in the Office of Works and also in the rebuilding of several of the parochial churches in the City of London; that he was instrumental in preserving the Banqueting House when the fire happened at Whitehall: therefore praying the place of Master Bricklayer to her Majesty. Reference Book IX, p. 172.