Warrant Books
October 1714, 1-15

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'Warrant Books: October 1714, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 107-120. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86468 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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October 1714, 1-15

Oct. 1. Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1714 Sept. 29 quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Money Book XXIII, p. 263.
Treasurer Shrewsbury to same to pay John Thorrowkettle 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter as Messenger attending the Customs.
Allowance by Treasurer Shrewsbury of said Thorowkettle's bill for 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter as Messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Money warrant for 48l. 6s. 8d. to John Cooke, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his fee of 20l. per an. for keeping records of forfeitures of Recusants and on his several fees of 10l. per an., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. for extracting fines and amerciaments. Ibid., p. 270. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 155.
Allowance by Treasurer Shrewsbury of the salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1714 Michaelmas quarter: totals respectively 200l. 10s. 0d. and 99l. 12s. 2d. Money Book XXIII, p. 271.
Warrant by same to the Salt Commissioners approving the proposed officers and salaries as follows.
Prefixing:: memorial by said Commissioners proposing Stanwix Smart, the eldest supernumerary, as officer at 40l. per an. to attend a new salt work at Bransty, near Whitehaven, which one Hornby is erecting and which will be ready very soon.
and Aaron Coats and Robert Keay as officers to watch the coast near Looe in Cornwall, waiting on board ships and rowing in the boats as occasion requires, great quantities of salt having been put on shore there without entry, and Mr. Arthur Keay, the preventive officer for salt Duties at Looe, having signified by his letters of Aug. 6 and 15 last that there are no persons to be had there to be employed as tidesmen for salt but such as are inhabitants of the place and are not to be relied upon, wherefore he proposed the said Coats and Keay. Ibid., pp. 274–5.
Money warrant for 27l. 8s. 8d. to Simon, Visct. Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his salary or allowance: and is to be paid out of any arrears of the late Queen Anne's Civil List moneys. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 155.
Same for 20l. to John Pottenger for same on same as Comptroller of the Pipe.
51. to Charles Milbourne for same on same as one of the Secondaries in the Pipe Office.
51. to Joseph Cranmer for same as another [of the said Secondaries] to be satisfied out of [any the late Queen Anne's] Civil List arrears, ut supra.Ibid., p. 156.
Same for 2l. to Charles Batteley for same time on his fee of 4l. per an. as Second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office.
13l. 6s. 8d. to same for same time on his fee of 26l. 13s. 4d. for executing all Originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer.
2l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Marriot for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his fee as Clerk of the Pleas in the Court of Exchequer: to be satisfied out of any Civil List arrears of the late Queen Anne. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 156.
Oct. 1. Money warrant for 92l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for same time on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle to the late Queen: to be satisfied ut supra. (Cancelled and replaced by a like warrant dated 1714 Dec. 8 [see infra, p. 198].) Ibid., pp. 157, 165.
Same for 64l. 2s. 1d. to Leonard Tompson, Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, for same time on his salary: to be satisfied, ut supra. Ibid., p. 157.
Oct. 1 and 8. Same for 401l. 10s. 0d. to nine Serjeants at Arms as follows for same time on their respective fees of 3s. a day each and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day each for board wages: being 50l. 3s. 9d. each to Thomas Charnock, Tho. Wyberg, Tho. D'Critz, Edmond Williamson, Daniel Gardiner, Thomas Turst, Joseph Lawson, Joseph Hall and Cha. Goodere: to be satisfied, ut supra. Ibid..
Oct. 1. Same for 216l. 13s. 4d. to the King's Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms as follows for same time on their respective yearly salaries: to be satisfied, ut supra: viz.
£ s. d.
Sir Henry St. George, Principal King at Arms [Garter] 50 0 0
Sir John Vanbrugh, Clarencieux King at Arms 20 0 0
Peter Le Neve, Esq., Norroy King at Arms 20 0 0
John Hesket, Esq., Lancaster Herald, for three quarters a year: but having received 5l. as Portcullis to Midsummer 1713, which must be deducted, there remains 15 0 0
Charles Mawson, Esq., Chester Herald 13 6 8
Peers Mauduits, Esq., Windsor Herald 13 6 8
Samuel Stebbing, Esq., Somerset Herald 13 6 8
Lawrence Crump, Esq., York Herald 13 6 8
John Hare, Esq., Richmond Herald 13 6 8
John Gibbon, Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms 10 0 0
Dudley Downs, Rouge Dragon 10 0 0
John Bound, Rouge Croix 10 0 0
Tho. Whitwick, Portcullis, for three quarters of a year 15 0 0
£216 13 4
Ibid., p. 161.
Same for 100l. to Richard Bentley, Doctor in Divinity, for same time as Library Keeper to Queen Anne: to be satisfied ut supra.Ibid.
Same for 11l. 1s. 8d. to the Officers of the Revels for same time on their fees or salaries: to be satisfied out of same: viz.
£ s. d.
Charles Killigrew, Master of the Revels 5 0 0
L'Estrange Symes 6 1 8
Ibid
Oct.1. Letter of direction for 6,699l. 9s. 11¾d.to John, Lord de La Warr, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is for the service of his Office to clear what is due therein for 1713 Xmas quarter. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 15.
Same for 9,006l. 5s. 0¼d. to the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to clear what is due in the said Office for 1713 Xmas quarter for wages, board wages and other annual allowances payable there. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Customs Commissioners to repay the 1714 Land Tax assessments on Customs officers of under 60l. per an. salary.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners praying same. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 164–5.
Oct. 1 and 4. .Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to take security to the amount of 10,0001. from Charles Brumpsted, Esq., as your Cashier loco Francis Brydges, Esq., deceased.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners proposing 20,000l. as a fit security to be taken from said Brumpsted. (Warrant dated Oct. 4 by same to same to take said Brumpsted's securities in 20,000l. from him and his four sureties detailed.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 314, 316.
Oct. 2. Same by same to the Auditor and to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for payment of 1,500l. to Craven Peyton, Esq., for half a year to 1714 Lady day on the pension or yearly rent of 3,000l. granted by Charles II. to John, Earl of Bath.
Prefixing: (1) petition from said Peyton dated Sept. 3 last, ut supra, p. 98, shewing that said pension is claimed by Grace, Lady Dowager Cartret, John, Lord Gower, an infant, and Catharine Peyton (daughter of the said Craven Peyton), also an infant, as coheirs of said Earl of Bath, and by George, Lord Lansdown, as heir male of said Earl, and that the parties concerned (the Lady Dowager Carteret, the Lady Dowager Gower as mother and guardian of said Lord Gower and said Lord Lansdown) have jointly assigned to said Craven by indenture dated June 15 last the said 1,500l. in like manner as they assigned the former arrears of same.
(2) Report dated Sept. 30 by Wm. Munday, Deputy Auditor of said Duchy: and (3) report dated Oct. 2 by the Attorney General on said petition. Money Book XXIII, pp. 264–7.
Money warrant for 26l. 13s. 4d. to William Jones, Apothecary to his Majesty's Household: for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his several fees of 40l. per an. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an.: to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Queen Anne's Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, P. 163.
Money order for 100l. to William Weket for 1714 Sept. 29 quarter as allowance for keeping the Treasury Office and for attendance thereon.
5l. to John Fara [Farra] for same quarter for carrying letters on several occasions for his Majesty's service. Order Book VIII, p. 471.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. My Lord Treasurer has read the enclosed report [missing] of the Auditors of Imprests on the petition of Sir Thomas Clarges, bart., and Walter Chetwynd praying directions to Mr. Holbech to pay over to the executors of Lord Fitz Hardinge the fees or poundage received by him [Holbech] on payments to her late Majesty's servants in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber, the petitioners alleging that the executors are entitled to same by said Fitz Hardinge's will. Send my Lord your opinion whether the executors are so entitled. Out Letters(General XXI, p. 281.
Oct. 2. Fiat by Treasurer Shrewsbury for royal letters patent to appoint Thomas Archer as Comptroller of Customs in Newcastle port loco Francis Brydges, Esq., deceased. (Warrant dormant dated Oct. 24 to the Customs Cashier to pay 20l. per an. salary to said Archer for said office: followed by: two later Treasury renewals dated 1714–15 Jan. 26 and 1717 May 22 thereof.) Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 163.
Warrants by same for payment of the 1714 Sept. 29 quarter's salary bills of the Customs for the Outports (total 10,976l. 17s. 7d.) and for London port (total 7,426l. 1s. 10d.). Ibid., p. 164.
Oct. 3. William Lowndes to [? the Attorney and Solicitor General]. My Lord has received the enclosed letter from the Navy Commissioners upon an information by John Lee and Charles Maugridge against Capt. Francis Hosier, late Commander of the Salisbury, with an abstract of the several species and quantities of goods which they accuse the said Captain of taking on board his said ship and trading therewith in several ports of the West Indies (for which you will see by the enclosed copies from the Admiralty he has already been censured and fined by a Court Martial). Please report what you think fit to be further done for recovering his Majesty's Duties and effectually preventing such practices for the future.
Appending:: (1) the Navy Commissioners to Mr. Lowndes dated Navy Office 1714 Oct. 4. In obedience to yours of the 28th ult. we advertised in the Gazette and this morning one John Lee and Charles Maugridge brought us a paper concerning Capt. Francis Hosier's trading to the West Indies when he commanded his Majesty's ship Salisbury. They acquainted us that he had been tried for dealing in merchants’ goods contrary to his instructions and fined six months' wages.
(2) Certificate by the Admiralty Lords, dated Admiralty Office 19 Aug. 1713. At a Court Martial held at the Nore by Sir Edward Whitaker, Vice Admiral of the White Squadron, on board the Dreadnought the 13th inst., Capt. Francis Hosier, late Commander of the Salisbury, was fined six months’ pay for trading to several ports in the West Indies in the year 1712.
(3) Capt of the said Court Martial.
Present: Sir Edward Whitaker, Kt., Vice Admiral of the White Squadron, President; Captains Tudor Trevor, W. Cock, Geo. Saunders, John Carleton, Richard Thompson, B. Raymond, W. Heriot, Charles Constable, William Clarke, William Ockman, William Houlding, Francis Drake, Geo. Gordon, Thomas Jacob, William Collier, J. Pulley, R. Girlington, Edward Falkingham.
The complaint of John Lee, late midshipman on board the Salisbury, against Capt. Fra. Hosier, late Commander of the same, for taking merchants’ goods on board the said ship and trading with the same in several ports in the West Indies, having been laid before the Court and several witnesses having been examined thereupon it doth appear to the Court both by the deposition of the witnesses and by Capt. Hosier's own confession that he did take some parcels of goods on board at different times and trade with the same to some ports in the West Indies: and it is the unanimous opinion of the Court that Capt. Hosier by so doing has acted contrary to the 140th article of the General Instructions given to all the Commanders of his Majesty's ships of war. But in regard that Capt. Hosier has laid before the Court the orders which he had from the Commanding Flag in the West Indies to proceed to the several ports at which he touched and that he has satisfied the Court he was obliged to take some small goods on board with him to make presents or to sell to the Spaniards to procure him a free access to the inhabitants of the country and thereby to get better intelligence of the enemy, which had so good effect that he took two of the enemy's ships out of the port of Santa Martha, and whereas it further appears by the examination of the officers that she never was so pestered with any goods but that she was always ready to be put immediately into a condition of fighting in case of meeting with an enemy, the Court therefore in consideration of the abovesaid reasons do only think fit to fine the said Capt. Hosier for this his misdemeanour six months’ pay for the benefit of the Chest of Chatham.
(4) An abstract by John Lee and Charles Maugridge of the whole trading of Capt. Francis Hosier whilst in the West Indies (: to wit)
May 1711. At Madeira, wines taken: sold at Jamaica.
May 1712 and July 1712. At Port Royal, flour, soap, tobacco, sugar: sold to Spaniards upon the main Continent of new Spain at the Grand Beico [? Boca Grande], Carthagena and Girebay [? Caribana].
Sept. 1712. At Port Royal, 12 negro slaves: sold at Petty Gravis [Petit Guavas].
Nov. 1712. At Port Royal, flour, beef, herrings: sold at Petty Gravis, and 1,000 pound [weight] of Indigo taken on board.
Dec. 1712. At Port Royal, negro slaves, flour, sugar, butter, cheese: sold to the Spaniards at Gire Bay; 30 casks of flour sold upon the main to a French Guinea man.
Feb. 1712. At Port Royal, woollens, linens, wax: sold 20 negro slaves off Petty Gravis.
Note: Capt. Hosier brought home in the Salisbury from Donna Maria Bay about 7,000 pound weight of indigo, the same being the purchase [price] of the 20 negroes aforementioned, at which time Lieut. Duran (who had been carried to Jamaica in the Salisbury as security for the purchase money for the slaves) was released after having been six weeks on board the Salisbury: the said 7,000 pound weight of indigo being entered as prize goods to defraud her Majesty's Duties at Chatham Custom House was seized on and brought to London, information being exhibited against the said goods. But we are informed that Capt. Hosier hath got the said goods from out the Custom House at London without any legal or lawful delivery. Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 281–3.
Oct. 4. Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to William, Lord Cowper, Lord Chancellor: as royal bounty: out of Civil List moneys: in the margin [for his] equipage. (Money warrant dated Oct. 5 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 213, 217. Order Book VIII, p. 471.
Oct. 4. Royal letters patent appointing John, Duke of Marlborough, to be Master of the Ordnance loco James, Duke of Hamilton, deceased. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 285.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for 1,850l. per an. salary to James Stanhope as Secretary of State. (The privy seal bears date Oct. 28.) Ibid. XXVI, p. 214.
Same for a same for 3,000l. to said James Stanhope: for secret service. (The money order hereon is dated 1714–15 Jan. 17. This order refers to the privy seal as dated 1714 Oct. 28.) Ibid., p. 214. Order Book IX, p. 34.
Allowance by Treasurer Shrewsbury of the Wine Licence salary bill, detailed, for 1714 June 24 and Sept. 29 quarters: total 387l. 10s. 0d. each. Money Book XXIII, pp. 268–9.
Warrant by same [to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the late Marine Regiments] to pay 812l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Lynn for his care and pains in the business relating to the Marine Forces “which passed through the Admiralty Office from the first raising of them to the time they were disbanded” and likewise for his attendance as Secretary to Commissioners for Disbanding the said Marines; viz. in all between 30 Sept. 1709 and 24 June 1714.
Prefixing: said Lynn's petition for same.
Appending: warrant by the Admiralty Lords dated July 12 last to said Mostyn to pay same. Ibid., pp. 272–3.
Oct. 4, 8, 22, 26, 27. Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners to appoint John Sauly, junr., as a waterman, London port, loco Benjamin Babb, deceased.
James Sherlock as a boatman at Topsham.
John Bowen as surveyor of Leigh and to keep a boat: at 60l. per an.
William Orme as chief boatman at Chichester loco John Brookes, who refuseth to accept thereof.
William Burne as mate in the Shoreham smack loco Lawrence Peacock, removed to another employment.
Samuel Baker as a tidesman in Yarmouth port loco Robert Langley, deceased.
Owen Evans as a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port, loco Alexander Kellogh, who relinquishes. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 162.
Oct. 4. Same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Thomas Preston of London, broker, on account of the seizure of 80 pipes of oil and 48 chests of lemons, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 300–1.
Prefixing report dated Aug. 23 last from the Customs Commissioners on said Preston's petition. The goods were imported from Seville on the Joseph pink, John Brooke master, and were seized by Samuel Grice and Thomas Gee for non-payment of aliens’ Duties as being aliens’ goods entered on British accompt. Ibid., pp. 166–7.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a grant under the great seal of Ireland of the office of Auditor of Imprests in Ireland to Edward Dering and Henry Dering and the longer liver of them, on the surrender of John Champaute and Robert Curtis: all on the petition of Charles Dering their father. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 594–5.
Oct. 4. Royal letters patent constituting William, Marquess of Annandale, to be Keeper of the Privy Seal in Scotland: during pleasure: with an annual pension of 2,000l. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 245.
Same appointing John, Duke of Roxburgh, to be Keeper of the Great Seal in Scotland: during pleasure: with an annual pension of 2,000l. Ibid., pp. 245–6.
Oct. 5. Royal warrant [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal for an annuity or yearly sum of 4,000l. to William, Lord Cowper, as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain: as from Sept. 22 last, being the day on which the great seal was put into his custody. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 218–19.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to hasten the account, supra, p. 104, of ships and men put out of pay &c. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 278.
Treasury reference to James Brydges [late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] of the petition of Lieut.-Col. Martin Purcell shewing that there is due to himself as Major and Captain in Sir Daniel Carroll's [O'Carroll's] late Regiment of Horse from 1 March 1709–10 to 23 Dec. 1712, being 1,028 days at 16s. 6d. a day, 848l. 2s. 0d.; and for subsistence of his Lieutenant, Nicholas Cary, from 23 Dec. 1711 to 23 Dec. 1712 at 6s. 10d. a day, 124l. 14s. 2d.; and for subsistence of Cornet Andrew Purcell for the same time at 5s. 10d. a day 106l. 9s. 2d., making in all 1,079l. 5s. 4d., whereof only 370l. has been received, thus leaving 709l. 5s. 4d. due: therefore praying payment of same. Reference Book IX, p. 194.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, to pay to himself out of the revenues of Ireland 3,000l. as the King's free gift in consideration of the charge of his equipage as Lord Lieutenant and the expenses of his voyage thither. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 595.
Same to same to pay 1,000l. to Allan Broderick as the King's free gift for and towards his equipage and preparation for his employment of Chancellor of the kingdom of Ireland to which he is appointed. Ibid., p. 596.
Oct. 6. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 700,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the service of the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Oct. 15 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Oct. 14.) (Money order dated Oct. 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 217. Money Book XXIII, p. 280. Order Book IX, p. 2.
Royal sign manual to the Treasury for payment to Sir Thomas Hanmer of what was due to him at the death of Queen Anne for the period 1714 July 9 to Aug. 1 on his 5l. per day as Speaker of the House of Commons (together with the 215l. ordered to him by the sign manual of 1714 July 17 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 364], for the period 1714 May 27 to July 9) and further for paying him the said allowance of 5l. a day from the said 1st Aug. 1714 to Sept. 23 following, being the time of the Prorogation of Parliament. (Money warrant dated Oct. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated 1714 Dec. 15 for 370l. hereon, being for 74 days from Sept. 23.) (Money order dated Oct. 7 hereon for 595l. to said Hanmer for 119 days May 27 last to Sept. 23 last on his 5l. a day as Speaker. Hereof 230l. is to be paid out of the Civil List arrears of Queen Anne.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 219–20. Order Book VIII, p. 473.
Oct. 6. William Lowndes to Charles Cæsar [Treasurer of the Navy] to apply to the payment of ships ordered to be put out of pay the sum of 50,000l., whereof 30,000l. is to be from money remaining in said Treasurer's hand, being the residue of 60,000l. borrowed from the Bank of England on a deposit of 67,490l. 10s. 2¾d. in tallies and orders; and the remaining 20,000l. is to be out of the money that is or shall come to the said Treasurer's hands of the dividends due on South Sea Stock for the use of the public. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 15.
Same for 10,000l. to Samuel Smithin, [his Majesty's] Goldsmith: out of Civil List moneys: whereof 4,000l. this week and 3,000l. and 3,000l. in the two subsequent weeks. Ibid., p. 16.
Fiats by Treasurer Shrewsbury for royal letters patent to constitute Thomas Norgate as Customer and Collector of Yarmouth port: being the office he now holds.
Walter Saltonstall as Comptroller of Yarmouth port, being the office he now holds. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 165.
Treasury reference to the Secretary at War of the petition of Col. Thomas Ekines shewing that he had her Majesty's commission dated 1709 Oct. 29 for [the post of] Governor of Scilly and hath been mustered there as such to the 24th Feb. last: therefore praying his pay out of [the Establishment of] Guards and Garrisons. Reference Book IX, p. 195.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Elizabeth and Sarah Swanton, executrices of Edw. Pyle, Esq., shewing that 231l. 14s. 4d. is due [to them as a surplusage] on the foot of the said Pyle's account as Chief Woodward of New Forest, [to wit his account] for three years ended at Xmas 1710. The referee is to certify whether the surplusage of the said account may be satisfied out of money arising by sale of decayed trees in New Forest or in what other manner.
In the margin a later reference dated 1714–15 Jan. 3 of same to same. Ibid.
Oct. 7. Letter of direction for 2,474l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas Moor, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the Lottery anno 1714: as in further part of 107,831l. 9s. 2d. for the Forces in Flanders and at Dunkirk until Michaelmas 1714: and is intended to be applied on account of Contingencies for the Forces in Flanders anno 1714. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 16.
Oct. 7. Same for 1,230l. to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be applied towards providing 300 medals of gold and 1,200 medals of silver to be distributed at his Majesty's Coronation. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to enquire if there is any pecuniary consideration in the proposal of Isaac Masters to resign his place of stamper to Samuel Bentley. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 285.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. Mr. John Conduite has drawn a bill from Gibraltar for 522l. 11s. 0d. payable to James Dolliffe for value received of Mr. Richard Holoride in provision for the use of his Majesty's Garrison there, and has sent to the Lord Treasurer the enclosed letter of advice and certificate [all missing] relating thereto. Please inform my Lord Treasurer what instructions or authority Conduite had for drawing such bills and how the said provisions are accounted for and out of what money may the bill be most properly satisfied. Ibid., p. 286.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing the Victualling Commissioners’ letter [missing] concerning 35,000 pieces of Eight paid by Stephen Bisse, Agent Victualler [of the Navy] at Lisbon, in 1705 to Henry Vincent, Deputy Paymaster of her late Majesty's Forces there. My Lord Treasurer desires you to inspect the several accounts of the said Forces and to certify him to what uses the said moneys have been applied and whether they have been duly accounted for to the public. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Thomas Moor [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] of the petition of Samuell Jones, Ensign in the Regiment late Col. Jones's, praying that he may receive his half pay now in Mr. Moor's hands and be continued in the list of Half Pay Officers. Reference Book IX, p. 195.
Subscription by Treasurer Shrewsbury for the execution of a warrant dated Sept. 29, signed by said Shrewsbury as Lord Chamberlain, to Heneage Finch, Master of the Jewel Office, to deliver to James Stanhope, a Principal Secretary of State, 1,000 ounces of white plate to be made into such vessels and after such fashion as he shall direct.
The like subscription of a like warrant for 1,000 ounces of white plate to Viscount Townshend as a Principal Secretary of State. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 317.
Same [by same] for execution of a same from the Earl of Suffolk [as Deputy Earl Marshal of England] to the Duke of Montague [as Keeper of the Great Wardrobe] for the provision of items as follows to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms: to an estimate of 830l.: viz.
for Sir Henry St. George, Kt., Garter Principal King of Arms; Sir John Vanbrugh, Kt., Clarencieux King of Arms; Peter Le Neve, Esq., Norroy King of Arms, each a coat of his Majesty's arms wrought upon velvet with fine Venice gold, with caps and cases for their crowns as usual.
for Charles Mawson, Chester Herald; Peers Mauduit, Windsor Herald; Samuel Stebbing, Somerset Herald; Lawrence Cromp, York Herald; John Hare, Richmond Herald; John Hesket, Lancaster Herald; Robert Dale, Suffolk [Herald Extraordinary]; John Dugdale, Mowbray [Herald Extraordinary], each a coat of his Majesty's arms embroidered with cloth of gold upon satin.
for John Gibbon, gent., Bluemantle [Pursuivant]; John Bound, Rouge Croix [Pursuivant]; Dudley Downes, Rouge Dragon [Pursuivant]; Thomas Whitwick, Portcullis [Pursuivant], each a coat of his Majesty's arms embroidered with satin upon damask enriched with gold thread.
“and that the arms on all and each of the said coats be marshalled and wrought in the same manner as those last made upon the Union of the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, save only that each coat be made somewhat longer than hath been formerly accustomed: and that each of the aforesaid coats respectively be accordingly furnished and made up and delivered unto the said Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms for their use in his Majesty's service.”
Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 248.
Oct. 8. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue to John Howe and Thomas Moore, as imprest and upon account, of so much as is and shall be necessary to pay and discharge what is and shall be owing to the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces lately under their respective cares of pay from the times they severally and respectively became paymasters thereof [to wit, John Howe as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons and Thomas Moore as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to the respective days 1714 Oct. 24 and (for quarterly Establishment payments) 1714 Sept. 29, to which the same are directed and authorised to be paid by the said Howe and Moore: all by reason that by patent of Oct. 5 inst. Robert Walpole is appointed Receiver and Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Forces, and for the better avoiding any confusion or irregularities in the accounts of the said Walpole, Howe and Moore it is thought proper to issue to the said Howe and Moore all such money as may be necessary to clear and discharge the Forces under their pay to Oct. 24 inst. except only where any payments or allowances are to be made quarterly by the Establishments &c., in which cases the payments to said Howe and Moore are to be made until 1714 Sept. 29 last and no further. (The privy seal hereon is dated Oct. 21.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 220–1.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to Robert Walpole as Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Forces the like yearly sums as were paid or allowed to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, for the like office, that is to say 3,000l. a year for his own salary (over and above 20s. a day borne on the Establishment of the Forces); 1,500l. a year for his officers and clerks; 600l. a year for the incident charges of his office and 556l. 1s. 8d. for new year's gifts to be by him given to the officers and clerks of the Exchequer and Treasury Chamber; all the said sums to be paid out of the deduction of 12d. per £ out of the pay of the Forces and to commence from Oct. 5 inst. and to continue during pleasure. Ibid., pp. 222–3.
Oct. 8. Royal letters patent appointing John, Duke of Montrose, to be a Principal Secretary of State: with 100l. per an. salary: loco John, Earl of Mar, whose patent dated 1712 Sept. 30 is hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 225.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to William Glanville, Register of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6], and to Thomas Edwards, Paymaster thereof, out of the sum of 84,347l. 5s. 9½d. as follows to pay the full and entire sum of 54,238l. 10s. 0d. to satisfy six months’ interest at 29 Sept. 1714 on 1,807,950l. of the standing orders for said Lottery and further to apply 30,100l. of the remainder of said 84,347l. 5s. 9½d. to discharge the principal on the standing orders thereof: thus reducing the outstanding principal to 1,777,850l.
Prefixing certificate by William Clayton, Deputy Auditor, dated Exchequer 7 Oct. inst. that the moneys arising from the fond for said Lottery in the half year to Sept. 29 last amount to 84,346l. 13s. 8d.: which sum added to the carry over of 12s. 1½d. from 1714 Lady day makes a total available sum of 84,347l. 5s. 9½d. Money Book XXIII, pp. 276–7.
Same by same for satisfying the remainder of the money order of 1714 April 14 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 214, for 135,000l. to Thomas Cornwallis, Humphry Brent, Christopher Tilson and Nehemiah Arnold. Hereby the unsatisfied remainder is to be issued and paid to Thomas Edwards, who since the date of said order has been appointed Paymaster of the [abovesaid] 1711 Lottery for 1,500,000l. Order Book VIII, p. 472.
Letter of direction for 600l. to William Borrett: out of Civil List moneys grown due since Aug. 1 last. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 16.
William Lowndes to Mr. Carkess to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Poole for a tidesman's place loco Sampson Grubb, deceased. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 285.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John De Remy De Montigny, with copies [missing] of assignments of the offreckonings of General Lumley's Regiment of Horse; which assignments he alleges were purchased by him from Mr. Robert Peters. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on Mr. Foulkes' fitness for employment in the Customs. Ibid., p. 286.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. There is a drain that runs through Auditor Jett's Office in New Palace Yard which proves extremely prejudicial to the books and records of that Office by the damps that arise therefrom. The Lord Treasurer directs you to cause the pavement and boards of the said drain [to be] cleansed and arched over with brick and such other matters to be done as may effectually prevent the like inconveniency for the future. Ibid., p. 287.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass the goods and equipage of Monsieur Le Marquis De Montelon [Don Isidro Casado de Avezedo de Rosales, Marques de Monteleon, Ambassador and Plenipotentiary from Spain] in manner as accustomed for Ambassadors arriving here, with all convenient despatch and civility. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 287.
Oct. 8. William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wrenn to view and estimate for the repair of his Majesty's house and park wall at Greenwich which Sir William Gifford represents to be much out of repair. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay 100l. to Sir Gilbert Dolben, a Justice of Common Pleas, Ireland, being the sum which would have been paid to him if he had gone the last Lent circuit, he being prevented from going over to Ireland to go that circuit by reason of his attendance on the Parliament in London. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 596–7.
Oct. 9. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for 1,850l. per an. to Charles, Visct. Townshend, as salary as Secretary of State. (The privy seal hereon is dated Oct. 28.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 216.
Same to same for a same for 3,000l. to the said Visct. Townshend for secret service. (The money order hereon is dated 1714–15 Jan. 17.) Ibid., p. 216. Order Book IX, p. 34.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. If you have no objection thereto my Lord Treasurer agrees to six months’ leave of absence to Mr. Sloan, one of the undersearchers of London port, for his affairs abroad. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 287.
Oct. 13. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,850l. per an. salary to the Duke of Montrose as a Principal Secretary of State: to commence as from Sept. 24 last. (The privy seal bears date 11 Nov. 1714.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 238.
Money order for 53l. 15s. 0d. each to Sir Robert Raymond, Solicitor General, and Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for service and attendance on the Board of Trade and making reports on references from said Board for half a year from 1713 May 13 to Nov. 13. Order Book IX, p. 1.
Oct. 14. Royal letters patent appointing Sir Edward Northey as Attorney General, to which he was appointed by patent of 19 Oct. 1710. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 304.
Treasury warrant to William Borret [Treasury Solicitor] to pay the fees, detailed, for passing the General Letters Patent dormant: [see supra, p. 44], total 61l. 10s. 3d. Money Book XXIII, p. 398.
Same to same to pay the fees on the privy seals for appointing the Land Tax [Receivers] and House Duties Receivers anno 1714 [see supra, pp. 45, 56]: total 97l. 15s. 0d. Ibid., p. 399.
Oct. 14. William Lowndes to Mr. Petit to attend the Treasury Lords tomorrow about a demand of Marquis Dalmazes. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 288.
Same to Mr. Cæsar. Send my Lords forthwith an account of the money and other effects in your hands as late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Moore. Send my Lords with all convenient speed an account of what is due to the Flanders Battalions for subsistence or clearings to Michaelmas 1714. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Send my Lords with all speed an estimate of what the wages to ships under orders to be paid off hath amounted to from the times they were ordered to be paid off till the respective times of their discharge, and (for such ships as are not paid off) till this day. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing a memorial [missing] relating to two thirds of the extraordinary charge of the Palatine Troops while they served in Catalonia and of the charge of their transportation thither, the same having been referred to the Treasury Lords by the King's command. My Lords desire you to state the matter of fact therein alleged and to certify my Lords what agreement was made in relation to the defraying the expense of transporting the said Troops from Italy to Catalonia and other extraordinary expenses which those Troops have cost in serving there, more than they would have cost in any other country; and what has been done in pursuance of the agreement made for that purpose. Ibid., p. 289.
Oct. 15. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage to William Cadogan and 5l. a day ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces and 3l. a day ordinary as Plenipotentiary in the Netherlands: to date from the day of his departure out of the presence. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 226.
Royal letters patent appointing Nicholas Lechmere as Solicitor General. Ibid., p. 304.
Money warrant for 35,014l. 7s. 4½d. to the Bank of England on their 3 per cent. for circulating Exchequer Bills for the quarter ended Sept. 29 last.
Prefixing: certificate by William Clayton, Deputy Auditor of the Receipt, of the interest on the Exchequer Bills so circulated:
£ s. d.
on 4,643,433l. 4s. 6½d. for the said quarter 34,825 14 11¾
on 1,200l. issued 25 June last as in further part of 1,200,000l. for circulation 9 7 10½
on 5,000l. issued 21 July last for discharge of interest 28 15 4
on 26,900l. issued 23 July for circulation 150 6 10¾
on 279l. 5s. 5¾d. issued 24 Sept. as in full of 1,200,000l. for circulation 0 2
£35,014 7
Exchequer Bills issued during the quarter 33,379 5
Exchequer Bills issued before 24 June 1714 4,643,433 4
total Exchequer Bills issued at 29 Sept. 1714 £4,676,812 10 0
(Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon.)
Prefixing: certificate of the interest due as above and of the moneys in the Exchequer on Oct. 12 available for same: viz. 1,659l. 13s. 8½d. of 2/3 Tonnage since 8 Mar. 1711–12; 51,708l. 14s. 0½d. of Half Subsidies since 1 Aug. 1714; 3,727l. 4s. 5½d. of Coffee Duty since 23 June 1714; 2,791l. 11s. 11d. of additional ditto, since ditto; 15l. 19s. 0½d. of the 15 per cent. since ditto; 29,068l. 8s. 3¼d. of annuities at 29 Sept. 1714: total 88,971l. 11s. 5¼d. leaving 53,957l. 4s. 0¾d. for sinking principal. Money Book XXIII, p. 279. Order Book IX, p. 2.
Oct. 15. Money order for 160,000l. to the East India Company for one year to 1715 Michaelmas on their yearly sum as by the Acts of 9 Wm. III., c. 44, for raising 2,000,000l.; the Act of 9 Wm. III., c. 25, for further Duties on stampt vellum and the Act of 6 Anne, c. 71, for securing to the East India Company a longer time in their fund of 160,000l. per an. Order Book IX, p. 1.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Send my Lords a state of the debt of the Navy as it stood at Michaelmas last. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 288.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords are acquainted that the goods of her Royal Highness the Princess under the care of the Countess of Beckburk [Pickenburg] and also the goods of the said Countess are brought to the Custom House, London, and sealed up with the Princess's own seal. Please send same carefully to St. James's by one of your officers, there to be opened at the Princess's own lodgings. Ibid., p. 289.
Subscription by Treasurer Shrewsbury for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant [to the Master of the Jewel House] for the delivery to Hugh Boscowen, Esq., Comptroller of his Majesty's Household, of the usual allowance of 1,000 ounces of white plate: to be made into such vessels as he shall direct: to an estimate of 400l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 134.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests, in making up the accounts within their respective audits, to observe strictly the course of the Exchequer and their duty as Auditors without allowing or making any cravings on behalf of the accomptants or making any allowances not warranted by the Course of the Exchequer: it being nevertheless intended that if the accomptants have any equitable cravings after the accounts are declared they should make application to the Treasury Board for the same. Ibid., p. 319.