Warrant Books
August 1714, 1-14

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'Warrant Books: August 1714, 1-14', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 40-56. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86463 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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LETTERS PATENT, PRIVY SEALS, ROYAL SIGN MANUALS AND WARRANTS, TREASURY WARRANTS, COMMISSIONS, ORDERS, LETTERS, MEMORIALS, REPORTS AND OTHER ENTRIES: ALL NOT OF THE NATURE OF TREASURY MINUTES.
1714.
Aug. 2.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the officers of the Receipt to keep distinct accounts of the arrears of the Civil List branches that became due before her Majesty's decease [with the object of separating them from the new and distinct account of the Civil List of George I]. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 253.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to keep a distinct account of the arrears of that part of the Excise which was appropriated for her late Majesty's Civil List and which became due before her decease and to cause the same to be paid into the Exchequer distinct and apart from all other Excise receipts [all with the object as above]. Ibid., p. 254.
A like letter to Mr. Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office revenues.Ibid.
A like letter to the Customs Commissioners concerning that part of the Customs which was appropriated for the late Queen's Civil List. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to certify the Lord Treasurer how much remains unsatisfied upon the present [money] orders for the Navy, Victualling, Ordnance, Guards and Garrisons and other Land Forces. Ibid., p. 253.
Same to Mr. Wise. The Lord Treasurer directs that the Royal Gardens be kept in the same manner they were in her late Majesty's time but that you do not proceed upon any new works (particularly the new Plantation in Windsor House Park) till further order. Ibid., p. 254.
Aug. 3. Warrant by 16 Lords of the Privy Council to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to proceed in coining the gold and silver bullion already imported or to be imported [into the Mint] with dyes made from the puncheons used in her late Majesty's reign until new puncheons and dyes shall be made with his Majesty's effigies and arms: all by reason that the said Lords are informed that there are in his Majesty's Mint in the Tower of London great quantities of gold and some of silver which if it should remain uncoined would be to the dissatisfaction and prejudice of the importers and a discouragement to the coinage and that the making of new puncheons and dyes with his Majesty's effigies and arms will take up some considerable time. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 167.
Aug. 3. Same by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to assign and transfer 104,466l. 12s. 9¾d. South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public to Robert Knight, Cashier of the South Sea Co., for the use of the said Company: and is intended to answer and pay to the said Company the interest due to them for 1714 Lady day quarter as part of their annual 498,085l. 10s. 0d. granted for the service of the said Company [and is for the second quarter thereon] for the year commencing Xmas 1713 “and you are to pay or cause to be paid to the said [Navy] Treasurer for the use of the said Company so much of the divident of three per cent. grown due for the half year ended at Midsummer now last past as is to be computed for or upon the said sum of 104,466l. 12s. 9¾d. [which said divident the said Navy Treasurer is to assign to the said Cashier for the use of the South Sea Company]. Money Book XXIII, p. 220.
William Lowndes to the Duke of Montague [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to make and send to my Lord Treasurer an exact account of what remained due in the Office of the Great Wardrobe to Aug. 1 inst., the day of her late Majesty's demise, exclusive of any warrants that remained unexecuted at that time: but to annex a list of the said unexecuted warrants to the said account. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 255.
A like letter to the Master of the Jewel House and to the [Principal] Officers of the Works and to the Officers of the Works at Windsor.Ibid.
William Lowndes to Lord de La Warr, Treasurer of the Chamber. Send my Lord Treasurer an exact account of what remains due to her late Majesty's servants upon the Establishment of your Office to Midsummer last 1714 as also an account or computation as near as you can of what may be further owing on bills, warrants or other authorities to the 1st day of August inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. Send my Lord Treasurer an account to whom the 81,661l. 3s. 2½d. in South Sea Stock (which is to be re-transferred to you by Thomas Moor) is due to be paid by the [off-reckonings] assignments entered with you. Ibid., p. 256.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Charles, Earl of Manchester into office as Collector of Tonnage and Poundage in London port and of Keeper of the Cocquet Seal there with the profits arising by the said seal and the making of all bonds and the making and sealing of all cocquets for goods shipped out and the making of all returns and certificates to be made from the said port of London: he being entitled under a reversionary grant thereof dated 1674–5 March 18 to Henry Montague, Esq., then of the Middle Temple, in reversion after John Crisp, Thomas (afterwards Sir Thomas) Crisp and Nicholas (afterwards Sir Nicholas) Crisp and for the natural lives of Robert Montagu, Esq., Charles Montague, Esq. (then commonly called Lord Mandeville and now Earl of Manchester) and James Montagu, Esq., now Sir James Montagu, Kt.; the said Henry Montagu being dead without issue and the said Earl of Manchester is nephew and heir to the said Henry and the said John Crisp, Sir Thomas Crisp and Sir Nicholas Crisp are all dead; whereby the right and interest of the said office is come to the said Earl of Manchester. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 155.
Aug. 4. Warrant by the Lords of the Privy Council to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue of 30,000l. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household, out of arrears of the late Queen's Civil List: and is to be as imprest and upon account to be applied towards paying off and discharging the arrears due to the servants of the said late Queen at the time of her decease and others payable in the said Office of Cofferer. (Money warrant dated Aug. 13 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 9.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon. In the margin: four later Treasury orders of renewal for the paying of the unpaid remainder hereof. These orders are dated 1714 Nov. 5, 1717 Oct. 23, 1721 May 4, 1725 Aug. 25.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 170. Money Book XXIII, p. 222. Order Book VIII, p. 463.
Same by same to same for a same for 40,000l. to said Lord Masham: as imprest and upon account for the current ordinary and extraordinary expenses of the Household. (Money warrant dated Aug. 13 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 9.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon. In the margin: three later Treasury orders for the satisfying of the unpaid remainder hereof. These orders are dated 1714 Nov. 6, 1718 April 9, 1724 May 19.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 171. Money Book XXIII, p. 222. Order Book VIII, p. 464.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to make out and send to my Lord Treasurer an estimate of what arrears are standing out on such of the revenues or Duties under your management as were applicable to the uses of the Civil Government of the late Queen Anne. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 256.
A like letter to the Excise Commissioners.
A like letter to Mr. Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office.Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners [in Scotland] to keep a distinct account of that part of the Customs revenue which was appropriated to the late Queen's Civil List and which became due before her decease: and to send forthwith to the Lord Treasurer an estimate of what is standing out on the arrears thereof as above. (A like letter to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland.) Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Customs Commissioners in England (and similarly to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland) to observe an order of the Privy Council dated St. James's 4 Aug. taking off the embargo forthwith from all ships and vessels belonging to his Majesty's subjects or to the subject of any Prince or State in alliance with his Majesty. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 155.
Aug. 5. Warrant signed by 17 Lords of the Privy Council dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue of 648,670l. 12s. 9¼d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling: it appearing by a certificate dated Aug. 3 under the hand of the Auditor of the Receipt that the said sum remains unsatisfied upon an order in the name of said Cæsar for the service of the Navy. (Money warrant dated Aug. 12 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 9.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 168. Money Book XXIII, p. 226. Order Book VIII, p. 465.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Thomas Moor, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as imprest and upon account for the service of the said Forces. (Money warrant dated Aug. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 12 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1714 Oct. 22 for confirmation hereof.)King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 168–9. Money Book XXIII, p. 221.Order Book VIII, p. 473.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 116,271l. 11s. 0½d. to Charles Eversfield, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: as imprest and upon account for land and sea services of the Office of Ordnance. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated 1714 Aug. 20 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 170b, 183. Money Book XXIII, p. 229. Order Book VIII, p. 466.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 207,435l. 9s. 10¼d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, as imprest and upon account for the service of the Guards and Garrisons: it appearing by certificate dated Aug. 3 inst. from the Auditor of the Receipt that the said sum remains unsatisfied on an order in the name of said Howe for the service of the Guards and Garrisons. (Money warrant dated Aug. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1714 Oct. 26 for satisfaction of the unpaid remainder hereof. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 174–5. Money Book XXIII, p. 227. Order Book VIII, p. 465.
Aug. 6. Confirmation of a money order of 1714 June 14 for 169,053l. to Thomas Jett for interest of the 1712 Lottery of 10 Anne, c. 18, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 289. Order Book IX, p. 443.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt. My Lord Treasurer and several of the nobility intend to be at Mercers' Chapel on Monday next at 12 o'clock to encourage the Contributions to the present Lottery [13 Anne, c. 18] by their example. His Grace, the Lord Treasurer, desires you will do your utmost to promote the same by your own contributions and by recommending it to your friends and to the officers employed in the Exchequer.
The like letter sent the same day to each of the following [Offices, Companies and] officers:
the East India Company Board of Ordnance
the South Sea Company Transports Commissioners
the Bank of England Salt Commissioners
Cashier of the Customs Stamps Commissioners
Customs Commissioners Victualling Commissioners
Excise Commissioners Paymaster of the Forces
Navy Commissioners Taxes Commissioners
Treasurer of the Navy Postmasters General.
Excise Cashier. Chamberlain of London
Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 257.
Aug. 6 William Lowndes to Mr. Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons], enclosing a letter [missing] from the Secretary of the Lords Justices in relation to 100 men ordered to be drafted out of the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital, that a month's pay may be supplied to them and that their Excellencies may have an account laid before them of what moneys have been given for the maintenance of the said Hospital and how much of it hath been applied to that use.
My Lord Treasurer desires you to lay before him to-morrow a demand for a month's pay to the said 100 men and to bring with you the above account. Ibid.
Aug. 7. Warrant signed by 18 Lords of the Privy Council, dated St. James's Palace, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a dormant great seal (letters patent dormant) to authorise the Treasury Lords or Lord Treasurer to pay from time to time all fees, salaries and wages, rewards and allowances formerly accustomed to be paid out of the Exchequer. (The letters patent dormant hereon bear date Aug. 14 inst. (fn. 1) ) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 172–4.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to Charles Dartiquenave: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest and upon account for the current use and service of the Works. (Money warrant dated Aug. 19 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 16.) (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury warrant dated 1714–15 Feb. 11 for paying the unsatisfied remainder hereof. Ibid., p. 175. Money Book XXIII, p. 228. Order Book VIII, p. 467.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 10,000l. to said Dartiquenave as imprest and upon account to be applied for and towards discharging the debts and arrears incurred in the Office of the Works for any time in the reign of Queen Anne. (Money warrant dated Aug. 19 hereon “and let the [money] order or orders [to be drawn hereon] be satisfied out of any money which is or shall be in the Receipt of his Majesty's Exchequer arisen or to arise from any arrears of the revenues which belonged to her said late Majesty for the use of her Civil Government [Civil List] at the time of her demise.” This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 16.) (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 178.Money Book XXIII, p. 228. Order Book VIII, p. 467.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 5,000l. to Conyers D'Arcy and George Fielding, Commissioners for executing the Office of Master of the Horse, as imprest and upon account to be applied towards defraying the extraordinary expense in the Office of the Stables. (Money warrant dated Aug. 21 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 19.) (Money order dated Aug. 26 hereon. In the margin: two later Treasury orders dated 1715 June 18 and Nov. 1 for execution hereof.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 176. Money Book XXIII, p. 230. Order Book VIII, p. 468.
Aug. 7. Same by same to same for a privy seal for 5,000l. to said D'Arcy and Fielding as imprest and upon account to be applied for and towards discharging the debts and arrears incurred for extraordinary services in the Office of the Stables for any time in the reign of Queen Anne. (Money warrant dated Aug. 21 hereon: to be satisfied out of any arrears of the late Queen's Civil List revenues. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 19.) (Money order dated Aug. 26 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1715 Nov. 1 hereof.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 176–7.Money Book XXIII, p. 230. Order Book VIII, p. 468.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 10,000l. to John, Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe: as imprest and upon account for the current expense and service in the Office of the Great Wardrobe. (Money warrant dated Aug. 21 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 19.) (Money order dated Aug. 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 177. Money Book XXIII, p. 230. Order Book VIII, p. 467.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 10,000l. to said Duke of Montagu for arrears of the Great Wardrobe for any time in the regin of Queen Anne. (Money warrant dated Aug. 21 hereon: to be satisfied out of any arrears of the late Queen's Civil List revenues. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 19.) (Money order dated Aug. 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 177. Money Book XXIII, p. 229. Order Book VIII, p. 467.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 10,000l. to John, Lord de La Warr, Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest and upon account to be applied towards satisfying and discharging arrears due to the servants of the late Queen Anne and others payable in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money warrant dated Aug. 19 hereon: to be satisfied out of any arrears of the said Queen's Civil List revenues. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 16.) (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1714–15 March 4 for confirmation hereof.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 179. Money Book XXIII, p. 229. Order Book VIII, p. 466.
Same by same to same for a privy seal for 10,000l. to said Lord de la Warr: as imprest and upon account for the current service of his Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money warrant dated Aug. 19 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 16.) (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 178–9. Money Book XXIII, p. 228. Order Book VIII, p. 466.
Warrant signed by 16 Lords of the Privy Council dated from St. James's Palace to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise and command Lord Treasurer Shrewsbury to issue commissions to such as he shall think fit to be Receivers General for the various and respective Counties and places for the Land Tax anno 1714. (The privy seal hereon is dated Aug. 16.) (For a like warrant signed by 13 Lords of the Privy Council, for appointing Receivers General of House Duties, see infra, p. 56, under date Aug. 16.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 152–3.
Aug. 7. [William Lowndes] to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from Lord Bolingbroke enclosing a letter [missing] sent to him from Captain Paddon at Tetuan relating to a credit which he desires to be furnished with in order to procure about 2,000 dollars to be employed towards facilitating the release of the [British] captives in [slavery in] Morocco and also concerning bills drawn on you for the service of the Victualling not yet satisfied. Please report your opinion to my Lord Treasurer how Paddon may best be furnished with the said credit; and also give my Lord an account of the said bills so complained of. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 258.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland. My Lord Treasurer finds by letters which have been transmitted to him by the Earl of Mar that it may be necessary at this time for the public service that General Whetham who commands his Majesty's troops in Scotland should be supplied with such sums as he may have occasion for, either for providing forage for the Horse or for other extraordinary contingencies. My Lord therefore directs you to furnish him with 1,500l. out of moneys in your hands arising from that part of the Excise which is applicable to the uses of the Civil Government. The like sum will be issued to the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons and will be by him paid into the Exchequer on your account.Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 128.
Aug. 9. Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report their opinion on the enclosed case [missing] “because a doubt has arisen in some Offices concerning the same” [? concerning taking a fresh oath of office: see the minute of August 3, supra, p. 1]. Out Letters (General)XXI, p. 258.
Aug. 10. Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. My Lord Treasurer directs that out of the 60,000l. advanced to you by the Bank of England on a deposit of 67,490l. 10s. 2¾d. in tallies and orders, you apply 30,000l. to the new Course of the Victualling. Disposition Book XXII, p. 285.
Same to Mr. Brydges. Send my Lord Treasurer as perfect an account as you can make of the debts and demands in your Office as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad on account of the late War.Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 258.
The like letter severally to the following officers for the like account:
Victualling Commissioners.
Transports Commissioners.
Board of Ordnance.
Navy Commissioners.
Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen.
Mr. Moor as Paymaster General of the Forces [Abroad].
the Rt. Honourable John Howe, Esq., as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons.
Ibid.
Warrant signed by 20 Lords of the Privy Council dated at his Majesty's Court at St. James's to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland or his Deputy to place on the Establishment of Ireland (for the usual half pay allowance as made to Officers of other like disbanded Regiments or Troops) the following lists of Officers of Regiments or Troops disbanded or reduced as follows, “it being usual to allow half pay to the Officers of disbanded Regiments till they are otherwise provided for”: the same to commence from the respective days of being disbanded or reduced. The second and third items are certified by Matt. Pennefather and all the remaining items by F. Sherigley, Deputy Muster Master General: viz.
Officers of the last three Troops of Lord Windsor's Regiment of Horse at their disbanding the 20 Oct. 1713.
Captains: Lieut. Col. Robert Dallway; Major Boyle Smith.
Staff Officers: Thomas Hesketh, chaplain; John Roffoe, surgeon.
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. Eli. Studholme; Lieutenants Henry Demarais and Charles West.
Cornets: Robert Wolsley, Audley Mervin, Thomas Kelly.
Quarter Masters: Samuel Masse, John Villenuffe, Cha. Demarais.
Three Troops of Lord Ashburnham's Regiment of Horse at their disbanding the 22 Oct. 1713.
Captains: Lieut. Col. Walter Brudenall, Major William Blashford.
Staff Officers: Peter Lausack, chaplain; Thomas Proby, surgeon.
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. Daniel Harford; Lieutenants Cha. Staples, James Hore.
Cornets: Noah Regnant, John Welsh, Hen. Wemys.
Quarter Masters: Henry Vandick, Roger Williams, Charles Nuttall.
Col. Thomas Chudleigh's Regiment of Foot at their reducing the 24 Nov. 1713.
Staff Officers: Mervin Perry, chaplain; William Paxton, adjutant; Peter Gacoon, surgeon.
Captains: Col. Thomas Chudleigh; Lieut. Col. Richard Cole; Major Geo. Purdon; Captains Chr. Harrison, William Akie, Thomas Garth, James Paynter, Robert Hays, Robert Parsons, Mich. Cole.
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. Hugh Plucknett; Lieutenants Walter Yarde, John Mowbery, Timothy White, James Ducas, John Blacker, William Hays, John Lovell, Henry Meggs, (and for the Grenadiers’ Company) William Hamilton and William Waattson.
Ensigns: Nicholas Phillpott, Hen. Sturke, Thomas Parker, Thomas Kittson, Thomas Spedy, Martin Skip, Thomas Price, Ben Beale, Roger Stearne.
Col. Backwell's Regiment of Horse reduced 20 Aug. 1713. Joseph Poe, adjutant.
the late Marquis of Harwich's Regiment of Horse reduced 20 Aug. 1713
Fra. Garnett, adjutant.
Col. William Kerr's Dragoons disbanded 14 May 1714.
William Kerr, colonel; Lord Torpichen, Lieut. Col.; James Neasmith, major;
Captains: William Preston, Beltasar Gwydett, Henry Berkeley.
Staff Officers: William Ogilvie, chaplain; Pat Telfer, surgeon.
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. Matt. Stewart; Lieutenants James Ogilvie, David Ogilvie, John Campble, Francis Scott.
Cornets: Alexander Stewart, David Magill, William Johnston, Pat Maxwell, William Richardson, John Langlands.
Quarter Masters: Alexr. Home, Robert Cuningham, Brice Blaire, And[rew] Ansley, Thomas Forrester, James Scott.
Major General Pepper's Dragoons disbanded 16 April 1714.
John Pepper, Col.; Thomas Erle, Lieut. Col.; Ad[am] Bellamy, Major.
Captains: Sir Richard Vernon, Andrew Knox, John Pitt.
Staff Officers: Nicho. Finglis, chaplain; John Didier, surgeon.
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. John Stanhope; Lieutenants John Alexander, James Norris, John Shinton, Henry D'Hourse, Richard Stedman.
Cornets: William Berkeley, Richard Harwood, John Knox, Francis Godfrey, Samuel Blount, William Wolsley.
Quarter Masters: Francis Semple, James Johnston, John McManus, Richard Croft, Robert Benson, John Gordon.
Col. Churchill's Officers of Foot at disbanding 10 April 1714.
Staff Officers: William Maston, chaplain; Peter Laplant, surgeon.
Cha. Churchill, Colonel; Geo Bate, Lieut. Col.; Robert Reading, Major.
Captains: Julius Stirke, Stanhope Yarboroughs, Hugh Drysdale, Richard Thomas, Jos. Johnston, John Montague, John Silliock.
Lieutenants: Thomas Hooper, First Lieutenant of Grenadiers; Thomas Brudnall, Second Lieutenant of Grenadiers; Lieutenants John Ball, Ben Theaker, Rich. Abbott, Saml. Hackett, Theo. Cremor, Stephen Ottway, John Lloyd, Barnett McKenzie, Andrew St. Legar.
Ensigns: Thomas Bate, Martin Needham, Samuel Lane, James Powell, William Hull, Heastreet James, William Supple, Thomas Launder, Francis Franckfort.
Lord Mountjoy's Officers of Foot at disbanding 27 April 1714.
Staff Officers: Archibald Steward, chaplain; John Darquier, surgeon.
Viscount Mountjoy, Colonel; Earl of Dunbarton, Lieut. Col.; Richard Brookes, Major.
Captains: Hump[hrey] Booth, William Proby, Peter Labilliere, Arthur Stewart, Jacob Boyle, William Wansborough, Thomas Stewart (Grenadiers).
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. James Fleming; Lieutenants John Stewart, John Ardes, William Colhoune, Richard Handmaker, Ben Billingsley, John O'Bryan, James Ritefeild, Bryan Mahon; Samuel Deroyre, First Lieutenant Grenadiers; Paul Labastide, Second Lieutenant Grenadiers.
Ensigns: Adam Usher, Cha. De Gouleaine, Archibald Hamilton, Henry Spencer, William Stewart, John Fox, Jos. Read, William Charlton, John Okeley.
Major Gen. Wade's Officers of Foot at disbanding 13 April 1714.
Staff Officers: William Dennis, chaplain; Peter Dulack, surgeon.
Gen. Wade, Colonel; Thomas Howard, Lieut. Col.; Oliver Wheeler, Major.
Captains: John Reading, John Hauteclaire, John Archer, Thomas Killigrew, Richard Challenor Cobb, Henry Greeme, Chr[istopher] Clapham (Grenadiers).
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. John Nicholas; Lieutenants Hen. Lacey, John Gore, Jos Clifford, James Herle, Alexander Lamillier, Thomas Kerr, John Bedford, And[rew] Ross, Chr[istopher] Williams, First Lieutenant Grenadiers; Phillip Brydall, Second Lieutenant Grenadiers.
Ensigns: William Summers, John Martine, Peter Reynolds, Charles Daniell, Anderson Saunderss, Arnold James Brames, Edward Colhill, — Belloses, James Dowley.
Brigadier Corbet's Officers of Foot at disbanding 22 April 1714.
Staff Officers: William Wharton, chaplain; David Douglas, adjutant; James McCartney, surgeon.
John Corbett, Colonel; John Phillip Goodwin, Lieut. Col.; William Cecil, Major.
Captains: John Darby, Geo. Wingfeild, Molton Lambert, Francis Brown, Geo. Masey, Geo. Jackson, John Plates (Grenadiers).
Lieutenants: Capt. Lieut. Walter Wolfe; Lieutenants Matt. Suberville, Walter Bagnald, Robt Jordon, Lodo[wick] Petterson, Robert Boyle, Robert San by, Lacon William Oliver, Henry Gill; Timo[thy] Quinn, First Lieutenant (Grenadiers), John Sleddall, Second Lieutenant (Grenadiers).
Ensigns: Richard Barton, Cuth[bert] Wade, Emanuel Harris, Ben Willington, Charles Cockburne, David Douglas, Leo Stainforth, James Erwine, Boyle Low.
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 585–8.
Aug. 10. William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland. My Lord Treasurer has received your letter of the 5th with a copy of one from Major General Wightman and approves of your having directed the 500l., therein mentioned, to be imprested to him [Wightman] towards the extraordinary charge of providing forage and what else might be absolutely necessary for securing the public peace and quiet. Whereas on Saturday the 7th I signified my Lord Treasurer's commands to the Excise Commissioners to advance 1,500l. to General Whetham, I am to acquaint you that his Grace would have you direct the Excise Commissioners (if you shall see cause) to advance to General Whetham any further sums not exceeding 1,500l. in like manner: all which sums are to be laid out for the said services as shall be thought proper by the Earl of Ilay, the Lord President of the Sessions, the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, General Whetham, and the Provost of Edinburgh upon any emergency which may require such haste as not to admit of sending for orders from hence without prejudice to the service. My Lord Treasurer nevertheless directs that if the said 500l. ordered by you to be paid to Mr. [Major General] Wightman has been imprested to him it is to be reckoned as part of the abovesaid 3,000l. intended for extraordinary services. In that case the imprest to General Whetham will be so much less. A distinct account is to be kept of these moneys and the uses to which applied, so that proper warrants may be hereafter obtained for the regular allowance thereof. In the margin: “Letter to the Earl of Lincoln dated the 21st Feb. 1715–16 to make a demand for 1,000l. advanced to General Whetham, to be paid to the Commissioners of Excise here [in London]; entered in the Letter Book No. 16, p. 48.” Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 129.
Aug. 12. Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to assign and transfer 5,000l. of South Sea Stock (out of the 571,402l. 7s. 1¾d. subscribed by him in the name of the public) to such persons and in such proportions as shall be named in a list to be signed by him: and is intended to satisfy and pay bills made forth by the Victualling Commissioners on the Old Course of the Victualling. Money Book XXIII, p. 223.
Same to same to permit Thomas Moor [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to re-transfer to James Brydges [late same] the sum of 81,661l. 3s. 2½d. out of the 91,409l. 4s. 4d. of South Sea Stock of which the said Moor stands possessed for the use of the public: whereof 71,974l. 4s. 4d. was transferred to him by the said Brydges, to wit 50,000l. by warrant dated 1713 Dec. 24, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 483, and 21,974l. 4s. 4d. by warrant dated 1713–14 Jan. 6, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 77, and the remaining 19,435l. was transferred to him by Mathew Decker upon the said Moor paying to him the sum of 15,555l. 8s. 6d. [in cash]. The said Brydges has certified that there is owing to the clothiers of her Majesty's Forces the said sum of 81,661l. 3s. 2½d. upon the offreckonings of several Regiments whilst they were under his care of pay and for which there are muster rolls returned and that the distribution thereof will not overpay any of the said Regiments. The said Moor is therefore hereby to transfer said sum in South Sea Stock to said Brydges, to wit 62,226l. 3s. 2½d. as part of the abovesaid 71,974l. 4s. 4d. and 19,435l. as in full of the abovesaid 19,435l. And it is intended that said Brydges shall apply said 81,661l. 3s. 2½d. to the satisfaction of said clothiers according to the following list or certificate.
Appending: the said certificate by said Brydges. Upon my memorial of — July last Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 65, the late Lord Treasurer agreed that the Clothiers should be paid 81,661l. 3s. 2d. in part of their offreckonings, out of South Sea Stock to be transferred to me for that purpose. This sum is payable to the clothiers following to whom the said sum is duly assigned [by the colonels and agents of the respective Regiments]: viz.
£ s. d.
Sir Andrew Chadwick 255 1 4
John Remy de Montigny 1,786 19 11
Thomas Rogers 1,363 3 4
William Cadogan 1,363 3 4
John Heylin 1,363 3 4
Henry Emmit and John London 9,288 0 3
George Douglass 1,824 4
William Proctor 1,824 4
John Elliott 3,711 3
Edward Turner, Esq. 2,849 0 0
Edward Turner, Esq. 176 6
Francis Sawle 3,678 12
Francis Sawle 152 5 10½
Charles le Bas, Esq. 2,418 2
Charles le Bas, Esq. 357 9
John Hamilton 1,947 8 11¾
General Thomas Earle 1,365 17
Richard Palmer 1,825 10 10
Thomas Lake 376 8 0
Charles Gery 2,856 12
Walter Turner 835 5 6
John Waring 801 5 11¼
Robert Petre 1,635 4
William Wilson 3,079 16 7
George Middleton 466 16
James Powell 1,839 14
Richard Edwards 299 1 4
executors of Lord Lucas 925 2
Thomas Parr 1,493 18 1
Francis Cocksedge 538 12 8
Benedict Ithel, Esq. 469 17
Richard Gough 2,070 4 3
Florence Mahony 961 3
Carleton Goddard 893 18
Alexander Strahan 2,345 4
Robert Clayton 2,541 15 3
William Elliott 1,928 7 11¼
Samuel Green 820 13 0
John Narbonne 295 7 5
John Bucknall, Esq 1,053 5
Henry Cliffe, Esq. 290 10
Richard Horsey 432 7
Robert Gardner 147 10 6
Major General Thomas Whetham 2,134 13
Robert Styles 234 14
Henry Cornish 361 12
Sir Byby Lake 581 17 2
Luke King 509 17 5
Luke King 62 11 5
Stephen Child 112 11
Robert Fenlay 2,272 19
John McCulloch 304 4 11¾
Thomas Moor 3,325 5
Davenant Sherborne 459 13
Anthony Luker 162 1
Nicholas Philpot, Esq. 4,191 0 0
£81,661 3
Followed by: warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury dated Aug. 12 to said Brydges to pay the abovesaid clothiers out of said sum so to be transferred. Ibid., pp. 223–6.
Aug. 12. William Lowndes to Mr. Moor [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. to apply 1,763l. 13s. 4d. as follows out of the moneys lately received by you at the Exchequer on account of Half Pay to Land Officers and Marines from 1713 Xmas: viz.
£ s. d.
for Half Pay to several Officers appointed to serve at Portsmouth: for 220 days from 25 Dec. 1713 to 1 Aug. 1714 1,562 0 0
for six Half Pay Officers to form two Companies of Invalids at Greenwich: for the same time 201 13 4
£1,763 13 4
Disposition Book XXII, p. 284.
Aug. 12. William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to attend Lord Treasurer Shrewsbury at the Treasury at 6 o'clock this evening with a copy of your letter lately sent to the Land Tax [Assessment] Commissioners [for the respective Counties] relating to their not signing warrants for collecting till the respective Receivers have taken out their commissions. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 259.
Same to same. Hasten your report and representations relating to the Receivers of Land Tax and Window Duties for the year ensuing [1714] so that their securities may be taken and their commissions expedited and that there may be no delay for want thereof in the receipt of those Duties.Ibid.
Same to same. My Lord Treasurer observes by your last certificate that there are great sums due and in arrear to his Majesty upon the several Land Taxes and Duties on Houses. He directs you to set a peremptory day to all the Receivers General under you to clear their accounts and if they do not comply therewith you are to take care that effectual process be issued against ‘em. You are also to take care that process be issued against the sureties of George Hosier, late Receiver General for Co. Salop, without further delay. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby. My Lord Treasurer received your letter relating to a signification sent to the Land Tax Commissioners in Worcestershire not to permit the Receiver [for said County] to receive money until he produces his commission. In answer thereto I am to say that a privy seal is passing for appointing Receivers and as soon as that is done the commissions will be issued out but that in no case whatsoever should anybody be permitted to receive the public money till he give security and receive his commission. Ibid., p. 260.
Warrant dated St. James's signed by 18 Lords Justices to John, Duke of Athol, Keeper of his Majesty's privy Seal in Scotland, to take care that the privy seal be not put to any warrants signed by the late Queen directing privy seals for gifts, grants or other matters which were not actually executed or passed under the seal at the time of her death. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 130.
Aug. 13. Same signed by 23 Lords Justices dated at his Majesty's palace at St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to authorise the South Sea Company to send out two licensed ships with 500 or 600 tons of goods each: all as follows. At the instance of the late Queen Anne the King of Spain, by two several licences or instruments dated Madrid 17 Jan. 1713 signed with his hand and sealed with his privy seal and countersigned by Don Joseph Grimaldi, his Secretary of State and Universal Dispatch, or by some other ways or means, did consent to permit that a voyage might be made to the Indies in the North Seas in two several ships of the burden of 500 or 600 tons each, viz., the one named the Elizabeth, Capt. Samuel Vincent commander, to make a voyage from London to Vera Cruz in the Indies in the North Seas, the other named the Bedford, Capt. William Cock commander, to make a voyage from London to Cartagena or Puerto Velo [Bello] in the Indies in the North Seas; and that the goods and merchandises which should go therein of whatever fabric or countries they are might be landed, sold and freely disposed of in the said respective ports without taking or paying any Duties established or belonging to his royal revenue on account of the sale, disembarcation or introduction of those goods and merchandises; declaring his will that they might be imported, sold and disposed of freely and frankly without paying any sort of Duty whatsoever; and commanding the respective Governors of Vera Cruz, Carthagena and Puerto Velo and the officers of his royal revenues to permit and suffer those two ships freely to enter those ports and sell their goods without molestation or impediment or demanding or receiving any sorts of Duties for the cargoes thereof.
And by two other instruments or writings dated Madrid 15 June 1713 similarly signed and sealed the King of Spain taking notice of the aforesaid licences and that the commerce to the said Indies is absolutely prohibited to all nations and left free and open only to the Spaniards by the Treaty of Peace between England and Spain and that his Majesty hath resolved (notwithstanding the said express prohibition) that the former favour intended by the said licences should be effectual and enjoyed, his Majesty by the said further instruments hath granted dispatch, licence and passport to the said two ships to navigate to the Indies and sell and trade freely and frankly notwithstanding what is stipulated in the new Treaty of the Peace but with this express condition and circumstance that upon all the profits and gains that shall be made on the ladings of the said two ships ten per cent. shall be paid to his [Spanish] Majesty: the which by the said latter Instruments he reserves wholly and entirely to be brought into his royal revenues, expecting from the Captains of the said two ships and those interested in them and their loadings, that the accounts shall be made up and adjusted with good faith at the return of each of the said ships and the said ten per cent. be at his disposal and paid to his order: and intimating that these passports shall serve only for once and for one voyage as by the last recited Instruments may more fully appear.
And whereas his [Britannic] Majesty, at the desire of the South Sea Company, is pleased to grant them the benefit of the said two licences for the said two ships, it is therefore hereby ordered that a bill be prepared for a great seal for granting to said Company authority to said two ships as above of 500 or 600 tons each with merchandise to the Indies severally to make one voyage or of trading therewith according to the said recited licences and permissions and of performing all other matters in pursuance of the said licences subject to the conditions and restrictions as contained in the said licences and permissions. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 180–3.
Aug. 13 William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. My Lord Treasurer desires that the sum remaining unissued to Thomas Moor of the 25,000l. directed to him July 21 last for the service of the Forces Abroad, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 375, “be now issued on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the said Forces bearing date the 12th of Aug. inst. supra, p. 43.”Disposition Book XXII, p. 281.
Aug. 13. Letter of direction for 5,315l. 14s. 6d. to said Thomas Moor: out of moneys remaining in the Exchequer of Contributions to the 1714 Lottery: and is for services as follows:
£ s. d.
in further part of 107,831l. 9s. 2d. formaintaining the Forces in Flanders and at Dunkirk to Michaelmas 1714
for 31 days’ subsistence Aug. 25 inst to Sept. 24 next for the Earl of Orkney's Regiment 1,525 4 0
for same for the Regiments of [Alexander, Earl of] Forfar, [John Richmond] Webb, [Richard] Sutton and [Charles, Earl of] Orrery, each 749l. 8s. 6d. 2,989 14 0
for same for [John] Hill's Regiment 792 16 6
£5,315 14 6
Ibid., p. 284.
Same for 20,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: half thereof for land services and half for sea services of the Office of Ordnance: and is to be issued out of funds arising in each case since June 12 last as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
out of the 25l. per ton on French wines imported since June 12 last 7,616 19 2
out of the Plantation Duty 17 18
out of the Duty on foreign sail cloth 256 12 5
[arrears] of the third Quarterly Poll 1 1 0
[ditto] of the fourth 4s. Aid 0 18 0
[ditto] of the eleventh 4s. Aid 43 15 10
[ditto] of the twelfth 4s. Aid 4 0 6
out of the 5s. per ton on French shipping 5 0 0
[arrears] of the third 4s. Aid 77 0 0
the rent of Hackney Coaches 1,174 0 0
Contributions on the Act for the Lottery anno 1714 [as by 13 Anne, c. 18. For the description of the other Duties abovenamed see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 186] 10,802 15
£20,000 0 0
Ibid., p. 285.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing extracts [missing] from several letters from Col. Moody, Lieut. Gov. of Placentia, relating to provisions and an allowance for beer to the Troops or Garrison there, the said extracts being sent to my Lord Treasurer by my Lord Bolingbroke. Send my Lord Treasurer an account as soon as you can what provisions have been already sent for the use of that Garrison and what is further necessary to be sent this season: as also your opinion what is proper to be done with respect to the allowance desired for beer; so that the necessary further directions for furnishing that Garrison with provisions may be given without delay. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 260.
Aug. 13. Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Col. Moody, Lieut.-Governor of Placentia, relating to the fortifications there: which was transmitted to my Lord Treasurer by my Lord Bolingbroke. Ibid.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]. Your representation concerning the Outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital has been read to my Lord Treasurer. In order to render their payment more methodical and certain for the future my Lord Treasurer orders that before any further payment be made to them you obtain from the Commissioners of said Hospital a complete regimental list made alphabetically giving each outpensioner's name, age, time of service, in whose Company, how qualified and by what Officer certified. Ibid., p. 261.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Scattergood as a coastwaiter in London port.
Charles Butler as a tidesman in the superior list loco said Scattergood.
Thomas Watts as a same in the inferior list loco said Butler.
William Lowndes as tidesurveyor at Harwich loco his brother Robert Lowndes, deceased.
Robert Kempton as waiter and searcher at Colchester loco said William Lowndes.
Thomas Colton as watchman in London port at the established salary of 2s. 6d. per night in the winter and 2s. in the summer loco John Jones, deceased.
James Woodley as boatman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco his brother Peter Woodley.
Bushy Mansell as commander of the Yarmouth smack [the Customs smack at Yarmouth] loco Daniell Darby, deceased.
Richard Knight as waiter and searcher in Harwich port loco John Cross, superannuated.
Robert Foster as tidesman in London port loco John Stapleton, removed to another employment.
Thomas Chelmisk as a tidesman in the inferior list London portloco Henry Jones, deceased.
Jeremiah Bentley as surveyor and searcher at Blythenook in Newcastle port loco William North, deceased.
John Eagleston as tidesman at Shields loco said Jeremiah Bentley.
James Benn as Collector at Rye.
James Lamb as Collector at Shoreham loco said James Benn.
Robert Ellison as Deputy Comptroller at Rye loco said James Lamb. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 156.
Aug. 14. Same by same to same to permit the South Sea Company to tranship their goods from the Warwick and Anglesea to the Bedford and Elizabeth.
Followed by: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1714 Dec. 23 hereof. Ibid., p. 157.
Same by same to Lord Ilay [as Lord President of the Sessions: and to the] Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and to General Whetham and the Lord Provost of Edinburgh to supply the Castle of Edinburgh with one month's provisions for 200 men with all speed that may be; the Lords Justices of England thinking it necessary for his Majesty's service that same should be forthwith supplied. The amount is hereby to be taken out of the 3,000l. for extraordinary charge of forage and other pressing occasions in Scotland, ut supra, p. 49. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 130.

Footnotes

1 At the commencement of a new reign it was necessary to pass a dormant great seal or a dormant privy seal for authorising the issue of moneys out of the Exchequer so as to keep the services going. Without such a formality all issues of money would have been illegal as the authorisation which had been valid during the lifetime of the preceding monarch died with him.