Warrant Books
September 1714, 1-10

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'Warrant Books: September 1714, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 69-82. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86465 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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September 1714, 1-10

Sept. 1. Same to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines. How far has the Commissary of Musters proceeded in making up the rolls of the Marine Regiments and in what time are they like to be finished? Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 264.
Sept. 1. William Lowndes to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Major Jennings what is proper to be done in relation to him and the rest of the Irish Roman Catholic Officers so as to put an end to the trouble of their solicitations “at this place” [at the Treasury Office]. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 264.
Sept. 2. Warrant signed by 19 Lords Justices dated at his Majesty's palace at St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal containing an indenture of assignment between the King of the one part and the South Sea Company of the other part whereby the King assigns to the said Company the assiento according to the Treaty with Spain dated Madrid 26 March 1713 &c. The recital of this warrant is practically a repetition of that of May 13 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 258–61. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 196–206.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Navy Treasurer. Send my Lord Treasurer an exact account of South Sea Stock remaining in your name for the use of the public and also of the [South Sea] dividend money, if any, in your hands. (The like letter respectively to the Treasurer of the Ordnance; to Mr. How [as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]; to Mr. Brydges [as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]; to Mr. Moor [as present same]; to Sir Roger Mostyn [as Paymaster of the Marines]. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 264.
Sept. 2, 15, 16, 28, 29, 30. Warrants by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Negus as Surveyor of Customs in Yarmouth portloco Pusy Brook, deceased.
James Roberts as a tidesman in the Inferior List London portloco William Mutlow, deceased.
Edward Smyth as deputy Collector at Rye loco Robert Ellison, preferred.
Tho. Tredenham as a tidesman in the Superior List London portloco John Powell, deceased.
Joseph Russell as a same in the Inferior List ibid. loco said Tredenham.
Edward Ellis as mate on board the Whitstable smack loco Robert Maidstone, surrendered.
William Bartlet as a tidesman in the Inferior List London portloco Robert Birket, dismissed.
William Bagwith as tidesman and boatman at Stockton port loco William Dowthwait, deceased.
Tho. Roberts as a watchman London port loco Tho. Cable, deceased.
John Forsbrook as a tidesman in the Inferior List, London portloco Roger Nash, deceased.
John Barker as tidesman at Bristol loco Edward Slaughter, dismissed.
William Butterfield as tidesman in the Superior List London port.
John Spicer as same in the Inferior List loco said Butterfield.
John Brookes as chief boatman, Chester port.
Samuel Brierley as tidesman in Bristol port.
Thomas Metcalf, John Jenkins, Samuel Firth and Samuel Wilkinson at Shoreham “and other places,” Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 157, 159, 162, 163.
Sept. 3. Warrant by same to the South Sea Company to permit Sir William Fazakerley, William Clayton, Lancelot Burton, Samuel Edwards and John Grainger to re-transfer to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, the sum of 666,000l. in South Sea Stock in the name of the public: the same having been transferred to them by said Cæsar in pursuance of two warrants by the late Lord Treasurer Oxford dated 31 July 1713 and 10 Sept. 1713 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, pp. 303 and 346], as security for 500,000l. borrowed by said Cæsar from them under authority of said two warrants: which sum of 500,000l. has since been repaid to the said Fazakerley et al. as above out of moneys issued at the Exchequer to said Cæsar for that purpose. Money Book XXIII, p. 237.
Same by same to said Fazakerley et al. as above to so re-transfer said 666,000l. South Sea Stock to said Cæsar with the dividends thereupon. Ibid., pp. 237–8.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the Lottery anno 1714: and is in further part of 300,000l. for satisfying debts due to seamen's wages, half thereof for paying off ships at Portsmouth and half for the ships at Plymouth. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 3.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to Mr. Borrett [Treasury Solicitor] to take care that James Vernon, late Secretary of State, be defended at the expense of the Crown against all proceedings in law or equity of Capt. Ekins, to the end he may not be disquieted on that account in the future.
Prefixing: memorial by said Vernon to Treasurer Shrewsbury. Shortly after I received the seals of Secretary of State, one Capt. Ekins, a person unknown to me, brought me two warrants signed at the top William R., for transferring to one Abraham Williams or bearer the King's right and title to all [the King's] stock in the East India and [Royal] Africa Companies. He named my Lord Romney as having procured those warrants and that he bid him bring them to me to be countersigned. I took the warrants off him telling him only I should know the King's pleasure concerning them. But thinking it very irregular that warrants bearing date before I had the seals should be brought to me by an unknown hand to be countersigned, especially in matters relating to the revenue, I resolved to enquire into the nature of these stocks in order to lay it before the King, and accordingly I spoke with the Governors of each Company. I let the King understand from them that besides the honour of having the King a sharer in their Companies they hoped likewise it might give them a further title to his protection, and therefore it could not but be a great mortification to them if the King parted with his interest among them. Upon that the King said he would not do it and bid me keep the warrants, as I have done ever since. I told Ekins the King's answer, as likewise my Lord Romney (whose name had been made use of) and he readily submitted to the King's pleasure.
I heard no more of this matter till after the King's death, which was above four years: and then Ekins brought a Bill in Chancery against me as if I had wronged him in detaining those warrants. Whereupon I made my application to Treasurer Godolphin and he was pleased to look upon it as a cause of the Crown and gave directions to Sir Edward Northey to defend it. The cause came to a hearing before Lord Keeper Wright in Jan. 1702–3. I attended at the day of hearing by the Attorney General's direction and brought with me the two warrants. Ekins’ counsel moved that the warrants should be delivered into Court and left there.
This was opposed by Sir Thomas Powys, the Queen's Serjeant [at law]. Attorney General Northey and Solicitor General Harcourt, the present Lord Chancellor. Sir Edward Northey argued that the warrants could be of no use to Ekins, that the public revenue was not to be disposed of but by privy seal, that these were warrants surreptitiously got and were revoked again presently, as might always be done while they were imperfect and not put in execution. The Lord Keeper then called for the warrants and seeing that they were not countersigned he declared I had done my duty in keeping them and should not have been faithful to my trust if I had done otherwise, and he gave me the warrants back again, saying he would not remove them out of my hands.
Ekins’ counsel still urged that the warrants should be left in Court, for otherwise their client could not recover the 2,500l. he had paid to my Lord Romney nor be discharged of a bond of 1,500l. he had given him.
Sir Edward Northey replied that did not relate to me, who was no way privy to any such bargain or payment, if it were made; but he believed there was no such thing: for he had asked my Lord Romney, who told him that he neither had money nor bond on that account.
Ekins’ counsel then said the transaction was with my Lord Romney's steward and he is dead.
The Lord Keeper declared that matter was not before the Court, but if Ekins had any just pretensions he ought to apply to the Treasury.
The matter ending thus in the Court of Chancery I thought I should hear no more of it, and thus it rested for 11 years. But about eight or ten months ago I was subpœened again to appear in Chancery at this man's suit, he having moved the Court that this Bill might be revived upon suggestions of his absence and I know not what besides. Whereupon I applied myself to my Lord Treasurer Oxford, as I had done to my Lord Treasurer Godolphin, and his Lordship having read the state of the case was pleased to tell me that a man so unreasonably vexatious deserved to be punished, and he would speak to Mr. Attorney General to take care in it.
But there is yet further reason for my applying now to your Grace; since my solicitor informs me that Ekins has but this last week by petition to the Master of the Rolls obtained an order for a Commission to be sent to Bordeaux in France for examining witnesses there about matters relating to his Bill, and I am required to join in that Commission or else the examination will proceed and be taken ex parte and I shall be concluded by it. I must humbly therefore beg of your Grace to take this matter into your consideration and so effectually to recommend it to Mr. Attorney General that a man may not be prosecuted all his life for having done his duty. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 292–4.
[? Sept. 3.] Entry of the signature by Treasurer Shrewsbury and by Sir William Wyndham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the docquet of a lease to William Foster of three tenements in West Ham and Stratford Langton, Co. Essex, escheated to the Crown: ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 83, under date 1713–14, Jan. 8. Ibid., p. 294.
Sept. 3. Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to cause copies of the present Establishment of the officers of the revenue under your care to be made and sent to me with an account of the whole charge of management for the year ended at Lady day last, both salaries and incidents: and similar copies of the salaries and incidents for the year ended Lady day 1699: with an account of the gross and neat produce of the revenues and Duties in those years respectively: together with your opinion how and in what particulars the present charge of management may best be saved or lessened.
Send me also a list of all sums owing from any collectors who are either dead or dismissed and how long due: also a particular report as to the sufficiency of the said collectors or their sureties. Likewise a list of all bonds now due from any merchants, dates, names, securities and what care has been taken to secure the said debts and what methods you conceive will be most effective for that purpose and to prevent the like prejudice and inconvenience to his Majesty's revenue for the future: all by reason that it is the duty of all persons entrusted with the management of his Majesty's revenues to see as much as in them lieth that the same be done in the best and most frugal manner that may be, especially when the produce thereof doth not suffice to defray the necessary expenses of the Government “and conceiving that the present charges of collecting and bringing in the revenues of Ireland may be considerably lessened without prejudice or inconvenience to any part of the management.” Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 591.
Same by same to the Commissioners for Customs and Salt Duties in Scotland to issue deputations to the several officers to be employed in the management of the Duties on Scots Salt made since 1st May 1714.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners detailing their arrangements for managing and collecting the Duties on Salt. We have employed several officers of the Customs in the ports where salt is made and have added such other officers as the service required as in the following Establishments. It involves 205l. per an. addition to the salaries of 21 Customs officers [already on the Establishment of the Customs] and 1,570l. per an. for 71 new officers.
Appending: said Establishment: the new officers being 3 in Edinburgh, 19 in Prestonpans, 14 in Borrowstounness, 19 in Alloa, 15 in Kirkcaldy, 1 in Arran: all as follows: viz.
A List of the officers’ names with their yearly salaries now proposed to be put upon the Establishment for the Duties on Scotch Salt made since the 1st May 1714.
Commissioners: Lionel Norman, William Boyle, Thomas Foullerton, Sir James Campbell, bart., and William Cleland.
Comptroller General.
Cashier or Receiver General.
William Edgar, Secretary, Solicitor, Correspondent and Clerk of the Securities at 100l. per an.
Charles James, clerk to the Secretary &c. at 40l. per an.
John Cosnan, General Supervisor, at 70l. per an., formerly landwaiter at Leith.
Prestonpans port.
officer in the Customs: John Hamilton, collector: experienced officer: 30l. per an.
New officers added.
Gi[l]bert Chalmers, Alexander Ogilvie, Geo. Grant, Walter Scott, John Hay, John Morrison, Ralph Archbald, William Anderson, John Lewars, each 25l. per an. as officers: certified by persons of credit to be honest, sober and well affected to [his] Majesty and on examination found fitly qualified.
George Dowie, Robert Montgomery, Joseph Hume, John Scott, Archibald Nicholl, Alexander Cauldwell, Andrew Hepburn, Cha. Small, Archibald Gilchrist, Alexander Hay: each 15l. per an. as watchmen: certified and qualified as above.
total of salaries for Prestonpans, 405l. per an.
Borrowstounness.
officer in the Customs: John Crawford, collector: a good officer: 30l. per an.
New officers added.
Pat. Abercrombie, Duncan Finlason, Alexander Scott, Alexander Frazer, John Purveyance, Gavan Hamilton, James Summervil, each 25l. per an. as officers: certified and qualified as above.
James Farquar, James Young, John Gibbson, Pat. Cowdon, John Dumbar, James Farquarson, Adam Robinson: each 15l. per an. as watchmen: certified and qualified as above.
total salaries for Borrowstounness, 310l. per an.
Alloa port.
officer in the Customs: William Robertson, collector: a good officer: 30l. per an.
James Lumsden, Antho[ny] Robinson, John Borthwick, John Chalmers, Robert Vetch, Francis Gobran, James Telfair, William Hume, Mungo Robertson, Geo. Kerr: officers: each 25l. per an.: certified and qualified as above.
Archibald Campbell, James Thinn, Norman Morrison, Geo. Dick, David Aiton, Francis Ramage, John Hair, Andrew Smith, William Menzes: watchmen: 15l. per an. each: certified and qualified as above.
total for Alloa, 415l. per an.
Kirkcaldy port.
officer in the Customs: Hercules Smith: a good officer: 30l. per an.
John Durham, John Smith, Robert Mills, Alexander Kellie, Walter Scott, Andrew Thompson, Geo. Brand: officers: 25l. per an. each: certified and qualified as above.
William Wood, Edward Rutherford, Samuel Levingston, Robert Gray, Alexander Reston, James Lawrimer, Andrew Hutchinson, John Blair: [watchmen]: each 15l. per an.: certified and qualified as above.
Arran port.
new officer: Finlay McGibbon: officer: 25l. per an.: certified &c. as above.
Irwin.
officers in the Customs: Charles Boyle, collector: 5l. per an. [additional].
Alexander Brodie: 5l. per an. [additional]: both good officers as above.
as watchmen, the tidewaiters by turns without any additional salary.
Ayr port.
officers in the Customs: John Ballantine: collector: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
Corn[elius] Neilson: officer: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
as watchmen, the tidewaiters by turns.
Dumfries.
officers in the Customs: John McDowall: collector: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
Thomas Mirrie: officer: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
as watchmen: the tidewaiters by turns.
Campbeltown and Isla.
officers in the Customs: Edward Bruce: collector: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
Hugh Montgomerie: officer: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
Archibald Campbell: officer: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
as watchmen: the tidewaiters by turns.
Stranraer port.
officers in the Customs: James Dalrymple: collector: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
William Erskine: officer: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
as watchmen: the tidewaiters by turns.
Wigtoun port.
officers in the Customs: Robert Foulertoun: collector: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
Charles Inness: officer: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
as watchmen: tidesurveyors by turns.
Orkney.
officers in the Customs: William Borthwick: collector: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
Thomas Bell: officer: 5l. per an. [additional].
as watchmen: the tidewaiters by turns.
Lewis.
officers in the Customs: Donald McLeod: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
John Wille: officer: 5l. per an. [additional]: a good officer.
as watchmen: the tidewaiters by turns.
Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 131–6.
Sept. 3. Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Commissioners for Customs and Salt Duties in Scotland to employ Edmund Pargitor as General Inspector of the Outports in North Britain loco William Edgar, “whom you propose to be Secretary, Solicitor, Correspondent, Examiner and Clerk of the Securities for the Duty of Excise on home made salt.” Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 137.
Sept. 6. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges [late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]. Mr. Halungius, on behalf of the Duke of Saxe Gotha, has demanded 7,771l. 12s. 4d. for the ordinary pay of his Highness's Troops from 23 Aug. 1712 to 22 Dec. following. Please send my Lord Treasurer a state of the arrears due to the said Troops whilst they were under your care of pay and let him know how it happens that the pay due to them for the said time has not been satisfied. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 264.
Same to Mr. How et al. to report on the enclosed memorials [missing], the one in behalf of the Captains of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards commanded by the Earl of Peterborough, the other from the Officers of Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment, relating to their respective demands. Ibid., p. 265.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 57l. per an. to Nathanael Stephens as Customer Inwards, Bristol port, to which he was appointed by patent dated 19 May 1714. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 158.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines of the petition of the Mayor and Common Council of Canterbury shewing that at the time of disbanding General Wills's Regiment of Marines three serjeants were imprisoned and by that means were not paid with the rest of the Regiment: that the said serjeants have contracted great debts in said city and cannot pay same unless their money be paid to them to the time of the Regiment being broke. Reference Book IX, p. 193.
Sept. 7. Warrant signed by 20 Lords Justices dated at St. James's Palace to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Lord Treasurer to raise money by the absolute sale of the South Sea Stock or any part thereof which the Treasurer of the Navy, the Treasurer of the Ordnance and several other Treasurers, Paymasters or persons are entrusted with or entitled to for the use of the public: and to proceed therein in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall judge best, “and to cause the money so raised to be applied for or towards paying the residue of such debts of the officers of the Navy, Victualling, Ordnance and Transport as by the Act of Parliament in that behalf [9 Anne, c. 15] were appointed to be satisfied by or with such stock, or for or towards such other public uses for which a Supply hath been or shall be granted in Parliament according to the same Act”: all moneys so raised or received are to be duly and fully charged in the accounts of the respective Treasurers, Paymasters or others entrusted with the same: with power to the Lord Treasurer by his warrant to dispose of any part of the said stock in kind towards such uses. “And our will and pleasure is and we do hereby declare and ordain that all discount, allowances and loss whatsoever to be made or sustained upon sale of the said stock or any part thereof and all interest paid or to be paid for moneys borrowed or to be borrowed on the said stock or any part thereof for any the uses aforesaid and all necessary disbursements, expenses and charges whatsoever and of what kind soever incident to the said stock or attending the same or arising or happening in the sale, application or disposition thereof in pursuance of these presents, shall be answered, defrayed, allowed or discharged in such manner and form as you our Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of our Treasury for the time being by any warrant in writing (to be entered in our Exchequer) shall prescribe and direct.”
Further the said Treasurers and Paymasters and others entrusted as aforesaid when and as often as they shall be directed to transfer and apply the said remaining stock or any part thereof in pursuance of these presents shall take care to transfer or apply the same according to the directions to be contained in such warrants as aforesaid. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 194–5.
Sept. 8 and 9. Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer to Sir James Bateman, Sir Theodore Janssen, Samuel Shepheard, Harcourt Master, John Blunt, Richard Houlditch and Jacob Sawbridge 680,000l. of South Sea Stock standing in his [Cæsar's] name for the use of the public and the proceeds thereof from 24 June 1714, to the intent that they shall stand possessed thereof for the uses and purposes of an Instrument as follows.
In the margin: £ s. d.
[Treasurer of the] Navy 680,000 0 0
[Paymaster of the] Ordnance 68,335 9 0
Mr. Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] 103,427 16 11¾
Mr. Moor [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] 8,940 8
Sir Roger Mostyn [Paymaster of Marines] 25,000 0 0
£885,703 14
Appending: form of an Instrument of trust as follows. By order of the Lord Treasurer Shrewsbury pursuant to the privy seal of this day, Sept. 8, there has been transferred to the abovesaid Batemanet al. by several persons several sums belonging to the public in the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company amounting in the whole to 885,703l. 14s. 7½d. in trust to be sold and disposed for the use of the public. The said Lord Treasurer has directed that same should be sold and disposed to such persons as on or before 30 Sept. 1714 should subscribe to pay 100l. in money for every 100l. stock at the times and on the terms and conditions following: viz.
(1) one tenth of the sum subscribed to be payable on subscription.
(2) one tenth to be paid on 30 Nov. 1714 and thereafter a tenth at the end of each two months’ period successively until fully paid.
(3) in case of default of any of the subsequent payments the first subscription tenth to be forfeit to the King and the subscriber shall only be entitled to so much stock as he actually pays for minus the said first tenth.
(4) a discount of 5 per cent. to be allowed for such sums as are paid before the above limited dates.
(5) a further allowance of 1 per cent. for prompt payment to be made to all persons subscribing before 20 Sept. 1714.
(6) the dividends on said stock from 1714 June 24 are to be for the benefit of the subscribers.
(7) calls on said stock made before completion of transfer are to be paid by the subscribers.
(8) on the completion of payments to the said Bateman et al. they are to transfer the stock to such subscriber.
(9) the said Bateman et al. are to give receipts for the instalments and such receipts are to be transferable by endorsement: each Trustee to be answerable only for his own receipts and doings.
(10) If the whole 885,703l. 14s. 7½d. be not subscribed on or before the 30 Sept. 1714 the said Bateman et al. are to stand possessed of the unsold remainder for the use of the public, to be assigned or transferred as the Treasury shall appoint.
(11) The moneys so raised by such subscription are to be paid by said Trustees for the use of the public to such person as the Treasury shall direct.
Followed by: entries of like warrants with the like Instrument annexed:
(a) to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer of the Ordnance, to transfer 68,335l. 9s. 0d. of South Sea Stock to the said Trustees.
(b) to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to transfer 103,427l. 16s. 11¾d. of South Sea Stock to said Trustees.
(c) to Thomas Moor, Paymaster of his Majesty's Forces Abroad, to transfer 8,940l. 8s. 7¾d. of South Sea Stock to said Trustees.
(d) Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, to transfer 25,000l. of South Sea Stock to said Trustees.
Followed by: articles of agreement indented and made the 9th day of Sept. 1714 between Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Treasurer of Great Britain, of the one part, and Sir Lambert Blackwell, Sir Theodore Janssen and Dominico Maria Viceti, gent., of the other part, containing an Instrument for disposing of 246,784l. 9s. 4d. of South Sea Stock to such persons as shall pay 100l. in money for 100l. of such stock. The said sum stands in the names of the said Blackwell, Janssen, Viceti and of Sir William Hodges, bart., who is lately deceased, as in trust for the use of the public, but subject to and as a security for payment of 180,000l. with 5 per cent. interest according to articles of agreement made 1711 July 6 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 356–7] between the then Lord Treasurer Oxford and James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces, of the one part, the Marquess Sauli on behalf of the proprietors of two Genoese ships of the second part, Visct. Forbes of the third part and the said Blackwell, Hodges, Janssen and Viceti of the fourth part: and the Lord Treasurer doth think fit that the said sum of stock should be sold to such persons as before 30 Sept. 1714 should subscribe to pay 100l. in money for each 100l. in stock, and the said Lambertet al. agree thereto for and on behalf of the said Marquess Sauli and Marquis Balbi, the purchase money to be payable by tenth parts and with like terms and conditions detailed as in the Instrument above set out: with a concluding paragraph as follows, viz. that so much of the money to be raised as aforesaid as shall be sufficient to pay to the Marquis Sauli and Marquis Balbi what remains due of the 180,000l. with 5 per cent. interest shall by the said Trustees [Blackwell et al.] be paid to the said Marquis Sauli and Marquis Balbi in discharge of the said debt and the residue of the money to be so raised shall be paid over by the said Trustees for the public use. Money Book XXIII, pp. 241–7. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 295–7.
Sept. 8. Letter of direction for 200l. to Thomas Moor, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of contributions in the Exchequer on the Lotteryanno 1714: and is intended to be applied on account of clearings to the Earl of Orkney's Regiment and is in part of 107,831l. 9s. 2d. appropriated for maintaining the Forces in Flanders and at Dunkirk until Michaelmas 1714. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 3.
Same for 20,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the like Contributions as above: and is in further part of 300,000l. appropriated towards satisfying debts on seamen's wages and to Yards etc.: which together with 30,000l. issued to said Caesar Aug. 20 last is to be applied as follows:
£
towards paying off ships at Portsmouth 25,000
towards paying off ships at Plymouth 25,000
£50,000
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer recommends to you Mr. Geo. Montgomery to be employed in the Stamp Duties in Scotland. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 265.
Same to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John L. Normand et al. relating to abuses in Chelsea Hospital. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a paper [missing] signed George King relating to oppressive practices in negotiating seamen's [wages] tickets. My Lord Treasurer directs you to enquire into the said practices and particularly the fact complained of in the said paper. Ibid.
Same to same. My Lord Treasurer is acquainted that there are several old contracts subsisting for stores and provisions to be supplied to the Navy upon credit to be paid for out of South Sea Stock. Send to my Lord by to-morrow morning an account of the said contracts, the dates, the persons with whom made, and for what stores or services. Ibid., p. 266.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Customs Commissioners to observe the like method in passing the goods belonging to his Majesty and his retinue on their arrival as was practised on the arrival of the goods belonging to King William and Queen Mary, to wit for same to be carried to Whitehall and there opened and examined and Duties paid for such as were Customable: as appears by several orders of the Treasury relating to the said goods of Wm. III. and Queen Mary. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 158.
Same by same to Sir James Bateman, Sir Theodore Janssen, Samuel Shepheard, Harcourt Master, John Blunt, Richard Houlditch and Jacob Sawbridge to prepare books and proceed to take subscriptions for the sale of 885,703l. 14s. 7½d. of South Sea Stock for the use of the public as follows.
Prefixing: Instrument for the guidance and directions of the said persons in said sale. Verbatim, ut supra, p. 77. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 295–7.
Sept. 8. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to report on the enclosed representation and papers [missing] from Thomas Dobbyn, mate on the William flyboat of Leith, concerning goods unladen out of the said ship without paying any Duty or Excise thereon. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 137.
Sept. 9. Warrant signed by 27 Lords Justices dated at his Majesty's Palace at St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200,000l. to James Brydges as imprest and upon account towards discharging arrears due to her late Majesty's Forces for any time he was Paymaster thereof. (Money warrant dated Sept. 11 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Sept. 10.) (Money order dated Sept. 11 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1714 Oct. 22 confirming this order.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 207. Money Book XXIII, p. 248. Order Book. VIII, p. 468.
Letter of direction for 19,247l. 6s. 8¾d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: and is intended to bring up the course of the Victualling to Aug. 1 last, being the time to which the Navy Course is paid up: and is to be taken as part of 765,700l. 0s. 3d. for defraying the charges of the ordinary of the Navy, including Half Pay to Sea Officers and for Victuals, Wages, Wear and Tear of the Navy and for sea service in the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 4.
Same for 2,000l. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended towards making the preparations necessary for his Majesty's Coronation. Ibid., p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. John Orfeur of Lord Shannon's Regiment of Marines, relating to arms furnished for the said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 266.
Same to Sir James Bateman et al., “Receivers of the South Sea [Stock Sales] Loan.” It is my Lord Treasurer's pleasure that when you receive the subscriptions for the South Sea Stock all persons (making the prompt payments prescribed) shall have free liberty to subscribe towards making up the whole sum mentioned in my Lord's warrant until it be completed: and that you cause sufficient notice to be given of the time when you will open the book to receive the said subscriptions, so that there may be no unreasonable surprise. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing, see infra, p. 95] of the Commissioners for ascertaining the rights of the proprietors of lands taken in for fortifying Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich. What is reasonable to allow them for the trouble and charges in executing their commission?Ibid., p. 267.
Sept. 10. Same to [John, Lord de La Warr] the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 195l. to the several Messengers as follows out of the 300l. imprested to you for your Office: viz. to
£
Geo. Gordon, despatched to Scotland 20
Joseph Smith, William Brown, Griff. Phillips, John Turner, to meet the King: 10l. each 40
John Bill, for a journey to Hanover 40
Edward Davis, sent to Ireland 30
ditto, more [when] sent to Paris 20
John Turner, sent to the Duke of Bolton and the Earl of Pembroke in the West 5
John Brighter, sent to the Lord Chief Justice Parker at Stafford 5
Peter Godde, sent to the Earl of Scarborough in Notts 5
Thomas Newlyn, sent to the Archbishop of York at York 10
Charles Couchman, sent to the Earl of Nottingham in Rutland &c. 10
Fr[ancis] Elcock, [sent] to Lord Townsend at Norwich 5
Joseph Palmer, [sent] into Kent 5
£195
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 4.
Same to Mr. Anstis to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General for their joint opinions on the enclosed paper [missing] which I received from you containing some instances where the right of pre-emption of tin has been granted by the Crown when a Duke of Cornwall was in being. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 267.
Same to Sir James Bateman, Sir Tho. Janssen, Samuel Shepherd, Harcourt Master, John Blunt, Richard Houlditch and Jacob Sawbridge, Trustees for receiving subscriptions and money for [sale of] South Sea Stock. A complaint has been made to my Lord Treasurer that you declined a meeting yesterday in the evening with other Directors of the South Sea Company to settle the manner of the subscription for the [sale of] South Sea Stock [held for the public]. My Lord Treasurer is pleased to recommend to you the maintaining a good correspondence with these gentlemen and so to direct matters relating to the said subscription that there may be no reason to complain of any prejudice or partiality. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report to my Lord Treasurer on the enclosed letter [missing] of complaints against ticket buyers [buyers of seamen's wages’ tickets]. What method do you conceive most proper to prevent the evil practices therein mentioned? My Lord also directs you to attend him here next Monday morning with an account whether greater despatch cannot be made in paying off ships in order to obviate the complaints of the seamen. Ibid., p. 268.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Richard Burton shewing that upon stating and adjusting the late Visct. Falkland's accounts as Treasurer of the Navy several double [payments] and overpayments appear, amounting to 172l. 17s. 0d., which the Navy Commissioners do not think themselves sufficiently empowered to allow: therefore praying an allowance of same. Reference Book IX, p. 193.