Warrant Books
October 1714, 16-31

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'Warrant Books: October 1714, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 120-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86469 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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October 1714, 16-31

October 1714, 16-31
Oct. 16. Royal sign manual to James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay 124l. 19s. 0d. to Paul Methuen for the charges and expenses he was at in passing an account of the public moneys which came to the hands of his father, John Methuen, deceased, for services in Portugal and Gibraltar in the years 1708 and 1709, over and above the fees allowed by the Auditors of Imprests in the said account.
Appending: statement of said charges and expenses. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 227.
Oct. 16. Royal warrant dated St. James's to same to pay 885l. 19s. 10½d. to the Marquis Dalmazas in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Brigadier Lewis Pettit upon Anthony Hamond: all by reason that the island of Minorca being necessitated for provisions the said Pettit seized on a Catalan barque loaden with wheat which belonged to and was for account of the magistrates of Barcelona, and in payment for same drew a bill upon Anthony Hamond, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Spain, dated at Barcelona 29 July 1712, new style, for paying to the Conseyero Secundo and persons appointed for receipt of the corn of the city of Barcelona the sum of 3,730½ dollars for the same value received in corn at Port Mahon, and the persons concerned have appointed the said Marquis Delmazas to receive the said moneys. The said Pettit is hereby to be set in super for said amount in the accounts of said Brydges. Ibid., p. 250.
Letter of direction for 124l. 19s. 0d. to same: out of Plantation Duties in the Exchequer arising before 1714 June 12: and is intended to be paid to Paul Methuen for the expense he was at in passing his father's account of the public money which came to his hands for services in Portugal when he was Ambassador Extraordinary there. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 17.
Oct. 18. Money warrant for 1,228l. to William Cadogan, Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and Plenipotentiary in the Netherlands, 500l. thereof as equipage and 728l. for three months by way of advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary. (Money order dated Oct. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 270. Order Book IX, p. 2.
Same for 20,000l. to Samuel Edwards, Cha. Low and Walter Brown, Paymasters [of the interest on Exchequer Bills]: as imprest to satisfy to the Tellers of the Receipt such money as they shall allow on the 2d. per 100l. per day to payers or lenders of Exchequer Bills at the Receipt or to holders of Exchequer Bills on which six months’ interest at least is accrued. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 280. Order Book IX, p. 3.
Treasury warrant to the South Sea Company to pay the 3 per cent. dividend due at June 24 last to the respective Treasurers and Paymasters as follows on the South Sea Stock standing in their names for the use of the public: viz.
Principal. Dividend.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
James Brydges [as formerly Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] 4,708 18 8 141 5 4
Charles Cæsar [as Treasurer of the Navy] 332,208 19 5 9,966 5 4
John How [as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] (besides which sum he has in his name 8,623l. 16s. 6d. in Army debentures) 2,638 13 9 79 3 2
Charles Eversfeild (as Treasurer of the Ordnance) (besides which he has in his name 21,327l. 15s. 10d. transferred to him by John Lansdell) 68,335 9 0 2,050 1 3
Henry Ferne [as Customs Cashier] 6,484 9 7 194 10 8
Stephen Lilly [as Receiver of the Post Office] 727 7 3 21 16 5
Francis Lynn [for the Marines] 200 7 4 6 0 2
Sir Roger Mostyn [as Paymaster of Marines] 21,279 19 4 638 7 11
Thomas Micklethwayte [as Paymaster of Transports] 3,491 16 1 104 15 0
Thomas Savery [as Paymaster for Sick and Hurt] 1,031 9 0 30 18 10
Harry Mordaunt [as former Paymaster of the Ordnance] 86 12 6 2 11 11
Thomas Moore [as the then Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] 91,409 4 4 2,742 5 6
£532,603 6 3 £15,978 1 6
Prefixing: certificate of said stock and dividends certified by J. Grigoly, Accompt[ant] of the South Sea Company. Money Book XXIII, pp. 281–2.
Oct. 18. Petition of the churchwardens, overseers of the poor, and other ancient inhabitants of the parish of St. Margarets, Westminster, for and on behalf of the poor of said parish, shewing that heretofore at the Coronation of Kings and Queens of this realm the cloth, boards and rails laid from Westminster Hall to the west end of the Abbey Church of Westminster have been usually granted to the churchwardens of the said parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, for the use and benefit of the poor of said parish: therefore praying the like grant for the present Coronation in regard the said parish is much burdened by the poor and in debt, the [said] passage [from Westminster Hall to the west end of the Abbey] being to be boarded as usually against the ensuing Coronation.
A like petition for the [like boarding &c. of the] way from the Prince's Chamber to the Abbey at Westminster, boarded, railed and lined as usual for the Prince's passage at the solemnity.
[both the above petitions] endorsed with this minute 18 Oct. Read and granted by the [Treasury] Lords.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 317.
Oct. 19. Money warrant for 207l. 10s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court as reward for levying 1,774 tallies [of loan] without fee between Easter day 1714 and Aug. last and 301 tallies of loan between Aug. 1 last and Sept. 29 last.
Prefixing: certificate by William Clayton, Deputy Auditor [of the Receipt], of the said tallies so levied without fee. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon. Hereof 177l. 8s. 0d. is to be issued out of the late Queen's Civil List arrears.) Money Book XXIII, p. 277. Order Book IX, p. 7.
Oct. 19. Money order for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Sir Christopher Wrenn for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his patent fee as Comptroller of the Works at Windsor.
7l. 6s. 3d. to John Ball for same time on his same as Surveyor of said Works. Order Book IX, p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to inform my Lords how far the General and Cash Accounts of the Customs are passed, what obstructions have arisen, “and such other observations as may conduce to the better management of that revenue and the accompting for the same: and particularly the method of passing and paying [drawback] debentures and of taking and discharging bonds.” Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 289.
Same to Charles Cæsar to lay before my Lords a state of what is due to the Bank of England for interest for the sums by them advanced for the service of the Navy on deposits by you of tallies and orders; and of what is accrued for interest on the said deposited orders; and at what rates the said tallies and orders may now be disposed of. “And you are likewise to bring hither a particular account of the Reversionary Annuities [under the various Acts 6–7 Wm. III., c. 5; 7–8 Wm. III., c. 2; 9 Wm. III., c. 5; 9–10 Wm. III., c. 24; 11–12 Wm. III., c. 8], in your hands for the service of the Navy and how many of the lives are fallen [in], with an estimate of what the said [fallen in] annuities in possession and reversion may now be sold for.” Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Tin to lay before my Lords with all speed a state of the tin affair, containing the quantities of tin that have been bought and paid for yearly by the Crown since the commencement of the first contract in her [late] Majesty's reign; at what rates paid for; the total paid in each year; the charge of salaries, freight and incidents; how much of the tin has been sold yearly and for how much, and what quantity of the tin so bought by the Crown now remains unsold and the estimated value thereof at the current price. Let my Lords have your opinion whether there is like to be a greater or lesser vent for the said tin for the future than there has been for the time past. Ibid., p. 290.
Entry of an order of the King in Council dated St. James's for giving a moiety of all gold and silver coin of the realm seized upon exportation as a reward to the seizer, such exportation being prohibited by the laws and statutes of the realm. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 182.
Treasury warrant to Robert Walpole, Paymaster General of the Forces, William Poultney, Esq., Secretary at War, and Sir Philip Meadows and James Bruce, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, to execute and perform all things concerning examining and stating the debts of the Army as in the warrant of Aug. 23 last, supra, p. 63, from Treasurer Shrewsbury to John How, then Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, and Thomas Moore, then Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, Francis Gwyn, then Secretary at War and the said Comptrollers.
In the margin: delivered to Mr. Fara [Farra] 21 Oct. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 318.
Oct. 21. Money order for 135l. to the officers of the several walks, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year to Xmas 1713 on their several fees and allowances: to be paid out of the late Queen's Civil List arrears. Order Book IX, p. 6.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital. Send my Lords forthwith a state of the said Hospital with respect to the charges of the present Establishment and of the Outpensioners; how far the respective parts of the said charge have been satisfied, and by what warrants or authorities: with a copy of the Rules, Methods and Orders for governing the said Hospital. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 290.
Same to [John Howe et al.] the referees of the Army debts, enclosing the petition of the Officers of the Earl of Galway's late Spanish Regiment of Foot relating to their arrears. Please examine same, together with the other Army debt petitions referred to you. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent constituting Thomas Hawes to be clerk to the Commissioners for Appeals in Excise: as from Michaelmas 1714: with the fee or salary of 100l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 323.
Oct. 22. Royal letters patent appointing Samuel Hill to be Latin Secretary loco Richard Hill, thereto appointed 1702 July 11: with the fee and wages of 80l. per an. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 45.
Money warrant for 150,000l. to Robert Walpole, Receiver and Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces: as imprest for same. (Money order dated Oct. 23 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 283. Order Book IX, p. 2.
Same for 1,000l. to William Borrett [Solicitor to the Treasury]: as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money warrant dated Oct. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 283. Order Book IX, p. 3.
Same for 46l. 5s. 9d. to John Smith and Geo. Leslie, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies, for fetching from the Tally Court and sorting the foils of 3,703 tallies of loan on the several fonds between Michaelmas 1713 and Michaemas 1714, viz. 3,402 levied before 1 Aug. 1714 and 301 levied after said date: they having received no allowance for so fetching and sorting and disposing into order the same, whereas they have usually received an eighth part in proportion to what is allowed to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court: which eighth part is 46l. 5s. 9d. as above. Hereof 42l. 10s. 6d. is to be paid out of Civil List moneys [of Queen Anne] due before Aug. 1 last and 3l. 15s. 3d. out of the Civil List moneys [of King George I.] due after 1 Aug. last. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 284. Order Book IX, p. 7.
[?] Same dormant for paying the fees, salaries and other allowances as follows to the officers and ministers of the Receipt of the Exchequer as follows: and thereon to pay (out of the arrears of the late Queen's Civil List moneys) what is due thereon severally and respectively from the last date of payment to Aug. 1 last and (out of the Civil List of his present Majesty) what is due from Aug. 1 last.
Prefixing: certificate by William Clayton, Deputy Auditor of the Receipt, (1) of the fees, salaries and allowances payable to the officers and ministers of the Receipt by ancient custom, or by letters patent, constitutions or other authorities in right of their respective offices or as reward for sundry services:
£ s. d.
the Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer on his several fees of 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. and 173l. 6s. 8d. per an.: paid to Lady day 1714 200 0 0
the Auditor of the Receipt: paid to same time on his fee of 260 3 4
ditto in reward for his attendance in vacations: paid to 1713 Xmas 200 0 0
ditto on 36l. 10s. 0d. per an. and 20l. per an. for two clerks: paid to 1714 Lady day 56 10 0
the Clerk of the Pells on his fees of 90l. 13s. 4d., 20l. and 61l. 13s. 4d. per an.: paid to 1714 Lady day 172 6 8
ditto in reward for his attendance in vacations: paid to Xmas 1713 20 0 0
ditto in reward for his attendance on the Treasury for despatch of public affairs: paid to Xmas 1713 100 0 0
ditto in lieu of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. heretofore paid him by tallies of assignment on the Customs; paid to Xmas 1713 25 8 4
ditto in reward for his service in locking up and delivering out the treasure [his Majesty's moneys]: paid to Xmas 1713 50 0 0
ditto for a clerk: paid to 1714 Lady day 20 0 0
the two Chamberlains of the Exchequer, 52l. 3s. 4d. each: paid to 1714 Lady day 104 6 8
the two Deputy Chamberlains for striking Tallies, 10l. per an. each: paid to 1714 Lady day 20 0 0
ditto on 40l. per an. payable termly for extraordinary service in sorting and ordering records: “paid [to] Hilary term 1713" 80 0 0
the Senior Deputy Chamberlain in reward for his service in locking up and delivering out the [King's] treasure, 40l. per an.: paid to 1714 Midsummer 40 0 0
the two Deputy Chamberlains for joining Tallies, 5l. per an. each: paid to Lady day 1714 10 0 0
the officers and clerks of the Tally Court on a Latin order drawn in that behalf: paid to Lady day 1714 35 0 0
the eldest of the four Tellers of the Exchequer, 33l. 6s. 8d. per an.: paid to 1714 Lady day 33 6 8
the three other Tellers, 31l. 13s. 4d. each: paid to 1714 Lady day 95 0 0
the four Messengers of the Receipt on 4½d. a day or 6l. 16s. 10d. per an. each: paid to 1714 Lady day 27 7 4
garconibus Recepti [the Grooms of the Receipt]: paid to 1714 Lady day 2 0 0
the Porter attending at the Gate of the Receipt in reward for his attendance there: [paid] to 1714 Midsummer 20 0 0
a clerk in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt for his extraordinary service and pains in making and keeping the Registers for the several orders of loan in that Office: paid to 1714 Midsummer 50 0 0
Thomas Jett, [Exchequer Court] Auditor of the [Crown Land] revenue, for five audits at 20l. per an. each: paid to 1713 Michaelmas 100 0 0
£1,721 9 0
(2) Fees, salaries or allowances settled and allowed to the Officers of the Receipt in respect of the labour, pains, charge and expense they are at in managing and performing the business of annuities payable there:
£ s. d.
the Auditor of the Receipt for the business of Annuities charged on the 9d. Excise for 99 years [in 1692–3 as by 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3]: 500l. per an.: paid to 1714 Midsummer 500 0 0
ditto more for annuities on the Two-sevenths Excise [in 1694 as by 5–6 Wm. and Mary, c. 4] paid to 1 June 1714 150 0 0
ditto more for annuities on 3,700l. a week granted 1703 [as by 2–3 Anne, c. 3] and 1704 [as by 3–4 Anne, c. 2]: paid to Midsummer 1714 590 0 0
ditto more for annuities anno 1705 [as by 4–5 Anne, c. 18]: paid to Midsummer 1714 410 0 0
ditto more for examining the Tellers’ vouchers: paid to Midsummer 1714 500 0 0
ditto more for annuities anno 1707 [as by 6 Anne, c. 2]: paid to same time 190 0 0
ditto more for annuities anno 1708 First Act [as by 6 Anne, c. 39]: paid to 1714 Midsummer 105 5 10
ditto more for annuities anno 1708 Second Act [as by 6 Anne, c. 48]: paid to 1714 Midsummer 210 11 7
Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for the business of annuities charged on the 9d. Excise for 99 years [ut supra]: 400l. per an.: paid to 1714 Midsummer 400 0 0
ditto more for annuities on 3,700l. a week granted 1703 and 1704 [ut supra]: paid to 1714 Midsummer 280 0 0
ditto more for annuities anno 1705 [ut supra]: paid to 1714 Midsummer 320 0 0
ditto more for annuities anno 1707 [ut supra]: paid to 1714 Midsummer 88 7 7
ditto more for annuities anno 1708 First Act [ut supra]: paid to 1714 Midsummer 48 19 5
ditto more for annuities anno 1708 Second Act [ut supra]: paid to 1714 Midsummer 97 18 11
to the four Tellers for the business of the said annuities charged with 9d. Excise for 99 years, 300l. per an.: paid to 1714 Midsummer 300 0 0
ditto more for the said annuities on 3,700l. per week granted 1703 and 1704: paid to 1714 Midsummer 560 0 0
ditto more for the said annuities anno 1705: paid to 1714 Midsummer 240 0 0
ditto more for the said annuities anno 1707: paid to 1714 Midsummer 97 4 4
ditto more for the said annuities anno 1708 First Act: paid to 1714 Midsummer 53 17 4
ditto more for the said annuities anno 1708 Second Act: paid to 1714 Midsummer 107 14 9
£5,249 19 9
Money Book XXIII, pp. 285–7.
Oct. 22. Treasury warrant to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay 135,669l. 10s. 3¾d. to Robert Knight, Cashier of the South Sea Company, being the sum remaining due to said Company on Sept. 29 last to complete the quarter's part of the 550,678l. 1s. 3d. per an. and 8,000l. per an. payable to them under the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15.
Prefixing: certificate by William Clayton, Deputy Auditor of the Receipt, that only 4,000l. has been paid to said Company during last Sept. 29 quarter out of the Duties granted by said Act for said fond, thus leaving 135,669l. 10s. 3¾d. still due to complete said quarter. (Letter of direction hereon for 135,669l. 10s. 3¾d. to said John Aselabie [Aislabie] to complete the sum of 139,669l. 10s. 31/5d. for said quarter to said Company. The said sum is hereby to be issued by 58,217l. 6s. 2¼d. out of loans to be made by said Knight on credit of Land Tax anno 1714 to complete 940,000l. credit thereon: and 77,452l. 4s. 1½d. out of loans to be made by said Knight on credit of Malt anno 1714.) Ibid., pp. 289–90. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 17.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of Sept. 11 last, supra, p. 80, for 200,000l. to James Brydges for arrears of the Forces Abroad. Order Book VIII, p. 468.
Oct. 22. Treasury confirmation of a money order of Aug. 12 last, supra, p. 43, for 100,000l. to Thomas Moor. Order Book VIII, p. 473.
The Treasury Lords [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to imprest to John Aislabie, the present Treasurer of the Navy, the 11,450l. 1s. 11d. remaining unsatisfied of the letter of direction of Sept. 16 last, supra, p. 85, for 101,163l. 8s. 8d. to Charles Cæsar, then Treasurer of the Navy. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 8.
William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to examine the sufficiency of the proposed securities of Edward Hooker, junr., who is recommended to be Receiver General of the present year's Land Tax for Co. Southampton. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 291.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to prepare and transmit to the Customs officers at the several Governments and Plantations as follows such instructions as you shall judge may best answer the intent of the order of the King in Council of Oct. 4 inst. concerning ships’ passes to be sent to the Governors of the Plantations for all ships and vessels trading to Argiers [Algiers] or in the way of the Argireens (the Argireen cruisers) by which said order the King directed the sending out of a sufficient number of passes to the respective Governors to be by them filled up and transmitted to the several Customs officers residing there for all such ships trading in the way of the Argireens, upon the said Customs House officers transmitting to those Governors certificates of the nature and property of the said ships and vessels and of their masters having made oath and of one of the owners having given bond as usual.
In accordance therewith the Treasury Lords hereby direct the Customs Commissioners, England, to prepare and transmit such instructions as above and likewise to give directions to the said officers to deliver out all such passes gratis so that the masters or owners of the ships and vessels who receive the same may not be put to any charge on any consideration whatsoever other than that for the public stamps to the oaths, bonds and passes; for which [stamp costs] they [the said officers] are to be accountable to the Admiralty Office in London; and to transmit the moneys received for the same at all convenient opportunities to the said Admiralty Office here. And further to send to the said Admiralty Office from time to time an account of all such passes as shall be delivered out according to the herein method.
Prefixing: (1) copy of circular letter from Josiah Burchet to the several and respective Governors or Commanders in Chief of his Majesty's Islands and Plantations [in America], to wit Jamaica, Barbados, Leeward Islands, New England, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Bermudas, Newfoundland, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Charlestown: enclosing [blank number of] passes for ships as above to be filled up by such Governor and sent to such Customs officers as above upon certificate from them of the burthen of the ships, the number of men, guns &c., and that the masters and owners have made oath and given bond to return the passes at the time limited by the instructions: also enclosing a scheme for the said Governor's keeping an account of passes so filled up. Give me timely notice if there be occasion for more blank passes before the expiration of twelve months after the date of his Majesty's Proclamation herewith enclosed, by or before which time it is expected the masters or owners of all the ships and vessels in the foreign Governments and Plantations will take effectual care to furnish themselves therewith directly from this Office [the Admiralty Office, London] upon the officers of the Customs there transmitting the proper certificates to the Customs Commissioners here as is done in the cases of the ships in the outports here.
(2) A copy of the manner proposed for the Custom House officers to keep the abovesaid account of passes, being a sample or pro forma entry of data under columns headed as follows:
number of Pass.
date of Collector's Certificate.
nature and name of ship.
of what place.
burthen.
guns.
at what place.
master's name.
number of men: British: Foreign.
of what build: British: Foreign.
to what place bound.
date of pass.
by whom signed.
to whom delivered.
when returned.
a copy of the manner proposed for the Custom House officers to keep the accounts of Passes in.
(3) pro forma sample or copy of such a ship's pass by the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland &c. and of all his Majesty's Plantations &c.:
Suffer the ship Reserve of Jamaica, William Hurst master, burthen about 100 tons, mounted with six guns and navigated with ten men, eight his Majesty's subjects, British built, bound for Leghorn, to pass with her Company, passengers, goods and merchandices without any lett, hindrance, seizure or molestation: the said ship appearing unto us by good testimony to belong to the subjects of his Majesty and to no foreigner.
Given under our hands and seal of the Admiralty the 7th day of October in the year of our Lord 1714.
To all persons whom these may concern.
Memorandum: there was also annexed a Proclamation of 4 Oct. 1714. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 319–22.
Oct. 23. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to manage during pleasure (either by themselves or their deputies) the revenue of the Alienation Office, to wit the profits arising by fines commonly called the King's Fines or the Queen's Fines or the Fines in Chancery for the purchasing or suing forth any Writs of Covenant whereupon Fines are levied and all fines payable in the Hanaper of the Court of Chancery for suing forth Writs of Covenant or other writs of the Court of Chancery for the levying of any fine; and all the revenue arising by the fines commonly called the King's Fines or the Queen's Fines in Chancery for the purchasing or suing forth any Writs of Entré in the Post whereupon any Common Recovery is suffered by consent of parties for assurance of any Castles, Honors, titles of honour, manors, messuages, lands, tenements, rents, pensions, annuities, knights’ fees, advowsons or other hereditaments: and all fines payable in the Hanaper for such Writs of Entre.
The Treasury Lords or their deputies are hereby to pay into the Hanaper of the Court of Chancery (out of the said revenues) the yearly sums of 1,346l. 12s. 0d. out of the Writs of Covenant and 200l. out of the Writs of Entre in the Post or other Writs for suffering Common Recoveries. The Keeper of the Great Seal and the Clerk of the Hanaper are hereby forbidden to make any composition for or concerning the premises. The balance of the revenue after payment of the above two yearly sums and the necessary charges of management is to be paid into the Exchequer by the Treasury Lords or their deputies within 20 days after the end of each term. (The privy seal hereon bears date Oct. 28 inst.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 228–30.
Oct. 23. Letter of direction for 50,000l. to John Aislibie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the Lottery anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 18]: and is intended to be applied to the payment of wages to ships ordered to be put out of pay: and is in further part of 300,000l. towards satisfying the debts due for seamen's wages and to the Yards and for debts to the Marines. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 19.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Sir Biby Lake in behalf of himself and other sureties and creditors of Robert Peters, late Receiver General of Co. Herts, shewing that propositions have been made by the petitioners for paying off Peters' debt of about 12,000l., provided certain clothing assignments mentioned in “that [their] proposal” might be paid, and that matter has been reported [on] by the Attorney and Solicitor General: therefore praying that all proceedings at law against Peters may be stopped till the same be determined. Reference Book IX, p. 195.
Same to same of the petition of said Robert Peters praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges during the 13 years he was Receiver and that same may be applied in ease of his sureties and creditors who are to discharge the debt he owes to the Crown. Ibid.
Oct. 24. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. Send my Lords a particular account of the obstructions that hinder the passing of the final account of the late Lord Falkland as Treasurer of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 291.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Auditors of Imprests have represented to my Lord that they cannot proceed upon the final account of Sir Thomas Littleton, deceased, late Treasurer of the Navy, for want of the ledgers belonging thereto. Please hasten the examining and signing the said ledgers and send same to the Auditors. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners and the Victualling Commissioners. The Auditors of Imprests cannot perfect the final account of Mr. Papillon, late Cashier for Victualling under the Earl of Orford, part whereof now lies before you to be adjusted. Send my Lords a state of the difficulties that hinder the passing the said account. Ibid.
Oct. 24. Same to Capt. Savery. Your accounts as Treasurer of Sick and Wounded remain unpresented in the Office of the Auditors of Imprests. You are to prosecute same with all possible diligence. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret. Send my Lords an account of the securities of John Nuting, late Treasurer for the Transport service, and who of them are now responsible. Ibid., p. 292.
Same to Mr. Mead. My Lords direct you to use all possible diligence in prosecuting the accounts of Richard Povey, late Treasurer of Sick and Wounded (to whom you are executor), which are now depending before the Auditors of Imprests. Ibid.
Same to the heirs and executors of William Harbord forthwith to attend the Auditors of Imprests to complete the account of said Harbord as late Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports for a certificate of the balance upon the foot of the final account of Mr. Charles Mason, late Treasurer of the Transport service. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Eversfeild. You have not brought to the Auditors of Imprests any accounts as Treasurer of the Ordnance. You are to hasten the delivery of same and to prosecute them with all diligence. Ibid.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn. You have not delivered in any accounts as Paymaster of Marines. You are to deliver and prosecute same as above. Ibid., p. 293.
Same to Mr. Castle et al. You have not rendered any account of great quantities of clothing, accoutrements, stores and provisions for Spain and Portugal under your care as Commissaries of Provisions there. You are to deliver and prosecute said account as above. Ibid.
Same to Mrs. Whitfeild. No account of Mr. Whitfield, late Paymaster of the Marines, has been delivered to the Auditors since that to Xmas 1708, which remains unprosecuted. As executrix you are to deliver the final account and to prosecute same, as well as the account now depending. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Taylor, deputy to Mr. Lloyd, deceased, late Paymaster of Works. Your accounts now depending before the Auditors of Imprests are not prosecuted. You are to prosecute same. Ibid., p. 295.
Oct 25. Same to the Earl of Carnarvon. Your accounts for several years [as James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] have not been delivered to the Auditors and they cannot perfect such [of your] accounts as are now under examination until some queries are answered on your part. You are to deliver all the missing accounts and use all diligence in prosecuting same. Ibid.
Oct. 26. Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Joseph Fox for 1714 Michaelmas quarter on his allowance for making and keeping the Registers of all the public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book IX, p. 4.
Oct. 26. Money order for 10l. to Daniel Langhorne, Senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, for 1714 Michaelmas quarter on his allowance for locking up his Majesty's treasure. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Daniel Langhorne and Dudley Downes, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for 1714 Easter and Trinity terms on their allowance of 40l. per an. each for extraordinary pains and service in sorting and ordering the records [in the Receipt of the Exchequer]. Ibid., p. 5.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of Aug. 14 last, supra, p. 43, for 207, 435l. 9s. 10¼d. to John How for the Guards and Garrisons. Ibid. VIII, p. 465.
Same of the warrant of Oct. 8, supra, p. 117, for payment to Thomas Edwards of the remainder of the money order of 1714 April 14 last for 135,000l. for the service of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6]. Ibid., p. 472.
Letter of direction for 32,850l. 2s. 3¼d. to Robert Walpole, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Forces: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the 1714 Lottery [13 Anne, c. 18]: and is to be applied to services as follows according to his memorial of the 19th inst. in that behalf: viz.
in further part of 386,427l. 17s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons to 25 Dec. 1714. £ s. d.
for one month's subsistence from Oct. 25 inst. to Nov. 24 next to the several Regiments, Troops and Companies in Great Britain 19,337 5 8
in further part of 19,308l. 10s. 0d. for Forces at Jamaica and the Leeward Islands to 25 Dec. 1714.
for the same month's subsistence to Col. [Francis] Alexander's Regiment in the Leeward Islands 637 8 9
in further part of 20,170l. 1s. 6d. for Forces at New York, Annapolis, Placentia and Bermudas to 25 Dec. 1714.
for the same month's subsistence to the four Companies at New York 410 19 5
for ditto to the Garrisons and four Companies at Annapolis 367 12
for ditto to the Garrison and four Companies at Placentia 367 12
for ditto to the Company at Bermudas 56 3
in further part of 54,645l. 1s. 3d. for Forces and Garrison at Minorca to 25 Dec. 1714.
for two months’ subsistence Oct. 25 inst. to Dec. 24 next 5,988 13 6
for the pay of the Officers of the Garrison there to same time and for Contingencies. 1,150 12 3
in further part of 34,856l. 14s. 9½d. for Forces and Garrison at Gibraltar to 25 Dec. 1714.
for the same two months’ subsistence to the Regiments at Gibraltar 3,907 1 0
for the pay of the Officers of the Garrison there and Contingencies to the same time 626 12 11½
£32,850 2
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 18.
Oct. 26. William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South]. My Lords are informed that great waste and destruction is committed in the timber and deer in Waltham Forest. You are to repair thither and use your utmost endeavour to put a stop to same and report to my Lords a state of what has been committed there and the state and condition of said forest. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 293.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to take care to secure and bring back into the stores all the boards and other materials used on the ground belonging to Cotton House for erecting the kitchens and other offices and conveniences for his Majesty's late Coronation. Ibid., p. 294.
Same to the Earl of Carnarvon to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Clement Nevill relating to a demand of 650l. to answer bills drawn by him when Paymaster of the [British] prisoners in Spain. Ibid.
Report by the Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices in Council on the report made to her late Majesty by the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations in relation to the settlement of that part of the Island of St. Christopher which was lately in the possession of the French. We entirely agree in opinion with the said Lords Commissioners for Trade as to the method by them proposed for selling the said lands to the highest bidder and also for allowing such encouragement to the poorer sort of inhabitants as is mentioned in their said report: and we have no objection to restoring the French Protestant refugees whose cases have been already examined and reported [on] by the said Lords Commissioners to the land which they lost on account of their religion. But as to the five petitions which came annexed to the order of reference from you [the Lords Justices] as follows we return them back with our opinion that before direction be given therein they ought to be examined by and reported on by the said Lords Commissioners for Trade in like manner as all the others have been.
Prefixing: (1) order of the Privy Council dated Council Chamber, Whitehall, Oct. 25 inst., referring to the Treasury Lords the report this day read at the Council from the Lords Commissioners for Trade relating to the settlement of the said French part of St, Christopher
in order to a further consideration of this matter in Council on Thursday next: together with the several petitions relating thereto.
(2) Report dated 1714 May 5 from the Lords Commissioners of Trade to the Queen on the properest method of settling the French part of St. Christopher.
[This report is abstracted in Calendar of Colonial Papers: America and West Indies, 1712–14, pp. 338–9. The estates of the several French Protestant refugees dispossessed on account of their religion are set out in the present entry as follows.]
Elizabeth Salenave and her husband, between 300 and 400 acres in Cayon quarter in the French part of the island besides a store house in Basse Terre town: enjoyed from 1688: dispossessed and forced to fly to England on the restoration of the French after the Treaty of Ryswick.
Eliz. Renoult and her husband, 5,000 acres and a considerable value in slaves and cattle before 1688: dispossessed and forced to fly as above.
Capt. Vandelbourgh, the father of Aletta de la Causay, 200 acres in Cabbesterre quarter, from which for the sake of his religion he was forced to fly to the English quarter.
Daniel de Bonnemere, 200 acres called Bonmemere's Plantation in Pentecoste Division in the French quarter: forced to fly to Jamaica and his son to England, where they died: now petitioned for by Paul Minvile de Bonnemere, a considerable creditor and nearest relation.
Mary and Margaret de Nampon's father, Dr. de Nampon, a small plantation in Cabbesterre quarter: forced to fly to the English before the war: restored by the English in 1690 and again obliged to abandon it after the peace of Ryswick.
Cath. Fraise's father, five or six acres near Capisterre town: forced to fly on account of the persecution.
Martha Assaillie's father purchased a plantation in the French part 35 years ago: forced to fly to New England by the persecution of the French Protestants: restored upon the reduction of the island [by the English in 1690] and a second time forced to abandon it upon the peace of Ryswick: his estate granted to Walter Hamilton by General Codrington upon the reconquest of the island in the beginning of the last war.
(3) Five separate petitions to his present Majesty:
(1) From Stephen Duport of St. Christopher, planter, possessed of a considerable estate in the English part of St. Christopher: suffered 11,500l. of loss when the island was retaken by Codrington in 1690: petitioner being then a close prisoner of war in France, where out of zeal to the English Government he refused advantageous offers to command an intended expedition of eight ships of war against the Leeward Islands: soon after escaped to England and obtained orders in Council from Wm. and Mary dated 1692–3 Jan. 26 and 1694 May 12 for restoration of his estate, which orders proved ineffectual upon pretence that his negroes and stock had been sold as pillage or plunder for the use of the Army: in 1708 the Queen referred his case to the Lord Treasurer for recommendation to Parliament, which was done, but the Houses provided [only] for the losses of Nevis and St, Christopher
in 1705–6, but did nothing for petitioner because his losses had been sustained long before.
(2) Mary Maillard, widow and relict of Peter Maillard: her father, Francis Munier, had a plantation of 140 acres in Cabesterre quarter and near the frontier before the war of 1689 broke out, from which he fled into the English quarter in the time of the persecution of the Protestants, where he since died. Petitioner and her sister, Aronet Guichard, mother to Francis, Anthony, Hubert and Joseph Guichard, were the only children and heir of said Meunier: therefore pray a grant of a moiety of her father's said plantation.
(3) the same petitioner prays a grant of her late husband's plantation of 70 acres in Cabesterre quarter, from which they fled into the English quarter in the time of the persecution of the Protestants.
(4) Francis Guichard and others, the children of Aronet Guichard as above, praying the other moiety of said Munier's plantation.
(5) The same Francis Guichard and others, the children of Francis Guychard, praying for their father's plantation in Cabesterre quarter, from which he fled into the English quarter in the time of the persecution of Protestants, where he was soon afterward murthered by the French negroes: the petitioners’ mother (lately dead) and Mris. Mary Maillard, their aunt, being the only children and heir of the abovesaid Francis Munier.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 324–31.
Oct. 27. Royal letters patent appointing Sir Peter King a Justice of Common Pleas. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 348.
Money order for 5l. to Edward Milward for 1714 Michaelmas quarter on his allowance as Porter attending at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book IX, p. 5.
Letter of direction for 25,837l. 13s. 6¼d. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the Lottery anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 18]: and is for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
to complete 765,700l. 0s. 3d. granted for 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 Victualling and for sea service of the Ordnance 25,567 13
to complete 300,000l. granted for dittc due for seamen's wages and to the Yards and for the debts due to the Marines 270 0 0
£25,837 13
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 19.
Same for 1,936l. 5s. 6½d. to Thomas Moor, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions, ut supra: and is intended
to be applied to services as follows according to his memorial of the 19th inst. in that behalf: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 54,645l. 1s. 3d. for the Forces and Garrison at Minorca anno 1714.
for one month's pay to the 24th inst. of the Governor of Minorca and other Officers of the Forces in that place who are now in England 1,269 8 7
in further part of 34,856l. 14s. 9½d. for the Forces and Garrison at Gibraltar anno 1714.
for the same month's pay of the Governor of Gibraltar and other Officers of the Forces there 666 16 11½
£1,936 5
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 20.
Oct. 27. Letter of direction for 8,578l. 2s. 2d. to Robert Walpole, Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Forces: whereof 6,349l. 1s. 2d. is to be issued out of Contributions to the 1714 Lottery: and is intended to complete 107,831l. 9s. 2d. granted by Parliament for the Forces in Flanders and Dunkirk to Michaelmas 1714: the remaining 2,229l. 1s. 0d. is to be issued out of unappropriated moneys as follows remaining in the Exchequer before June 12 last: viz.
£ s. d.
of the 25l. per ton on French wines imported [as by 4–5 Wm. and Mary, c. 5; 7–8 Wm. III., c. 20; and 8–9 Wm. III., c. 12] 71 6 0
of the Plantation Duty [as by 25 Car. II., c. 7] 54 19 8
of the Duty on Foreign Sail Cloth [as by 12 Anne, c. 12] 241 5 4
of the arrears of the Duty on Paper [as by 8–9 Wm. III., c. 7] 136 3 7
of Coalsanno 1698 [as by 9 Wm. III., c. 13] 47 10
of Coals anno 1703 [as by 1 Anne, St. II, c. 4] 1,677 16
£2,229 1 0
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Send my Lords an account at what rates and prices all stores served in on the Course of the Navy are now generally contracted for. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 294.
Same to the Master of the Jewel Office. Send my Lords an account what quantities of plate are now remaining in the Jewel Office under your care and a list of what is standing out by indenture to be returned into your Office and in whose hands the same is: also an account what the charge of plate has amounted to yearly for four years past and for what uses the same has been provided. Ibid.
Oct. 27. Same to the Secretary at War. Send my Lords a list of all Officers in Half Pay, together with an account of all persons put upon Half Pay by special warrants. Ibid., p. 295.
Same to same enclosing Mr. Walpole's memorial [missing] to my Lords about forming a new Regulation of subsistence for the Forces under his care of pay. Please prepare such new Regulation for his Majesty's signature. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of the Receipt to direct the officers of the Receipt to attend on Saturday next for the despatch of public business. Ibid., p. 296.
Oct. 28. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal [dormant] to authorise the Treasury Lords, the Barons of the Exchequer and the Attorney General to discharge, mitigate or compound such fines, penalties and forfeitures by any occasion happening in the Court of Exchequer or estreated into the said Court from any other Courts or Commissioners on the petition of the parties themselves and upon demonstration (by the Remembrancers or other officers of the Exchequer Court) that in equity and good conscience they ought to be relieved therein, whereupon the Barons of the Exchequer by narration in open Court are to discharge such persons as the Treasury Lords shall think requisite upon a full declaration made in writing unto you by the said Remembrancer and other officers of the true state and matters of the said petitioners for relief: the King's predecessors having similarly authorised a discharge or mitigation of recognisances, fines, issues and amerciaments as a merciful provision to prevent the great burthen and oppression of many good subjects and “some scruple hath been hitherto made that many of the said forfeitures &c. could not be discharged or mitigated by the Treasury Lords or Barons of the Exchequer without [particular or individual] direction under the privy seal which would prove tedious and chargeable to many our loving subjects and troublesome to us amongst our weighty affairs to hear and answer petitions made to us in such [particular or individual] cases: wherefore the King out of his princely care of all his subjects hereby signifies that he is not minded that advantage should be taken of the said penalties and forfeitures.” (The privy seal hereon is dated 11 Nov. 1714.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 231–3.
Same to same for a like privy seal to authorise the Lord Treasurer to remit or compound coast bonds given under the Act of 14 Car. II., [13–14 Car. II. c. 11, clauses 7 and 8]: by reason that divers ships laden within some port in Great Britain under cocquet and bond [for delivery in some other port thereof] may be driven into foreign parts by extreme force of winds &c. and there unladen contrary to the wills and minds of the owners or masters thereof and their bonds remain in the Exchequer to the utter undoing of divers of our loving subjects. Oath is to be made that the ship was so forcibly driven abroad. (The privy seal hereon is dated Nov. 12.) Ibid., pp. 240–3.
Royal letters patent appointing Sir Thomas Powys to be a Serjeant at Law. Ibid. XXVIII, p. 212.
Oct. 28. Treasury confirmation of a warrant dated 1703 April 9 for 2,000l. per an. to Diana, Countess Dowager of Oxford: out of First Fruits: ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVIII, p. 223. Money Book XVI, p. 311.
Same of a same of date 1710 Dec. 4, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 526, for paying the annuities to Elizabeth Hamilton and her sons. Ibid. XX, p. 442.
Same of a money order of June 4 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 288, for 169,053l. to John Morley. Order Book VIII, p. 441.
Letter of direction for 500l. to Samuel, Lord Masham, late Cofferer of the Household: whereof 333l. 6s. 8d. being two thirds part thereof is to be out of Civil List moneys grown due before Aug. 1 last and 166l. 13s. 4d., the remaining third, out of Civil List moneys grown due since that date. The said 500l. is intended to be paid over to Tregonell Frampton for half a year due at Michaelmas last on his allowance of 1,000l. per an. for keeping his Majesty's running horses at Newmarket. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 21.
William Lowndes to Lord Townshend enclosing the Treasury Lords’ report [missing] relating to a pension of 4,000l. per an. granted by the late Queen to Prince Charles of Denmark for relinquishing his pretensions to the Bishopric of Eutin, as in reply to your letter of the 24th inst. signifying the King's commands to them in that behalf. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 296.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing for their consideration a letter [missing] signed E. Calbert whereby he proposes to make some discoveries for the service of the Customs revenue. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners to prepare letters for my Lords' signature for bringing in immediately the arrears of the Duties on Houses in Wales. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to lay before my Lords any propositions made, or which you think fit to make, for coining halfpence or farthings of English copper. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] from Nathaniel Cooper for victualling the Forces in garrison at Gibraltar, together with the report [missing] thereon by Francis Gwyn, late Secretary at War. Ibid., p. 300.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes of the petition of Edward Gilliat, one of the sureties of William Cawthorp, late Receiver General for Land Tax for part of Lincoln, shewing that said Cawthorp is indebted about 4,000l. to the Crown, that Gilliat is a prisoner in the Fleet on account of said debt and in very low circumstances: therefore praying enlargement on security to surrender. Reference Book IX, p. 195.
Indenture of contract between the Treasury Lords of the one part and Thomas Plott, John Hungerford and Cornelius Caley, Esqs., of the
other part, whereby the Treasury (by virtue of the authority of a privy seal of this day's date, supra, pp. 129–30) constitutes and appoints them [to be Commissioners of the Alienation Office or] to be their deputies and substitutes to order, manage, levy and receive during his Majesty's pleasure the profits of the fines commonly called the King's or Queen's Fines in the Chancery for purchasing and suing forth Writs of Covenant whereon fines are leviable, and all fines payable in the Hanaper of the Court of Chancery for the purchasing or suing forth such Writs of Covenant or other writs out of Chancery for the levying of the fines; and the profits of fines called the King's Fines or Queen's Fines in Chancery for the purchasing or suing forth any Writs of Entre in the Post whereupon any Common Recovery is sufferable by consent of parties for assurance of any Castles, Honors, tithes of honour, manors, messuages, lands, rents, knights’ fees, advowsons &c., and all fines payable in the said Hanaper for the purchasing or suing forth such Writs of Entre or other writs in Chancery. This indenture deter– mines and makes void the like indenture dated 1711 June 7 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 295] whereby Treasurer Oxford appointed James Saunderson, Thomas Plott and John Hungerford to be his deputies or substitutes for the like office. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 386–8.
Oct. 28. Letters patent by the Treasury Lords constituting William Freman, one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery, [to be the Master in Chancery in the Alienation Office] to attend in the said Alienation Office for taking such oaths of his Majesty's subjects and signing such Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entre concerning lands &c. as formerly has been done. This constitution is to revoke and deter– mine the like constitution granted to the said Freeman in the reign of Queen Anne. Ibid., p. 389.
The like letters patent constituting Theophilus Newcomen to be Clerk of the Entries in the Alienation Office to attend there for the engrossing of all Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entre as above: this grant to be in revocation of the like grant made to him in the reign of Queen Anne. Ibid., p. 390.
The like grant to Charles, Earl of Orrery, to be Receiver in the Alienation Office, being the office now enjoyed by him under a grant dated 1702 July 10 by Treasurer Godolphin (which instrument or constitution is hereby superseded and determined): with an annuity or fee of 160l. Ibid., p. 391.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords concerning the pension to Prince Charles of Denmark. The late Queen's Envoy at the Court of Denmark did declare in her Majesty's name that the said Prince Charles in consideration of his yielding up his pretensions to the Bishopric of Eutin for the good of the common cause in 1706 and towards repairing the damage he might sustain thereby should have a pension of 4,000l. a year as from 10 April 1706, the day on which he relinquished his said claim. Hereon the said Queen directed by royal warrant dated 1707 Nov. 12 payment of 6,000l. for 1½ years, and by another like warrant of 1708 May 3 a further 2,000l. for half a year to 1708 April 10. Afterwards, in order to settle the said pension in the best manner that could be with respect to the Civil List Act the Queen by letters patent dated July 1708 directed said pension to be
paid half yearly from 1708 April 10 during the joint lives of the said Queen and the said Prince. It has been so paid to 10 April 1714, to wit 20,000l. for five years out of Civil List money and 12,000l. for three years out of public money unappropriated.
From June 12 last all that money is appropriated to the service of this year so that the said annuity can now only be paid out of Civil List moneys.
We have no objection to the equity of the said demand, but are of opinion that in regard the considerations for granting the same arose from transactions relating to the better carrying on the late war the same might reasonably have been laid before the Parliament, to be provided for in like manner as the other occasions thereof required. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 332–3.
Oct. 28. Treasury warrant to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to pass the final account of Nehemiah Arnold as Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets: to wit to make his account ending Michaelmas 1711 to be the final account by taking into the same all payments by him for principal and interest of said Malt tickets at any time between the said 29 Sept. 1711 and the date hereof and to allow him therein and to the Comptroller thereof their salary to Xmas 1711 but no further: and to see that he pay into the Exchequer the balance remaining in his hands upon the making up the account in manner as aforesaid.
Prefixing: report by Auditor Harley. The Lottery [8–9 Wm. III., c. 22] determined the 1 Aug. 1710. On Feb. 15 following there was issued the sum of 18,487l. 1s. 8d. to satisfy the principal and interest on the 122nd payment, being the last payment in course. The payments in the year to Michaelmas 1711 were not large and were all made before Midsummer and those to Michaelmas 1712 and 1713 very inconsider– able (there being no more than 529l. 12s. 0¼d. paid for principal and interest due on 30 tickets to Michaelmas 1712 and but 294l. 10s. 9d. on 20 tickets to Michaelmas 1713). These amounts may be included in the account to 1711 Sept. 29. Ibid., pp. 344–5.
Treasury letters patent reappointing Thomas Webb, Serjeant at Law, as Entering Clerk in the Alienation Office, to enter all Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entre. Ibid., p. 419.
Oct. 29 Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of Queen Anne which appointed Russell Roberts, Esq., to be one of the four Tellers of the Receipt and in his place to appoint John, Lord de La Warr to the said office, during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 233.
Same to same for a same to revoke the patent of Queen Anne which appointed Thomas, Lord Mansell, to be one of the four Tellers of the Receipt and in his place to appoint John Smith, Esq., to the said office, during pleasure. Ibid., p. 234.
Same to same for a same to revoke the patent of Queen Anne which appointed Basil, Earl of Denbigh, to be one of the four Tellers of the Receipt: and to re-appoint said Earl to said office; during pleasure. Ibid., p. 235.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Charles, Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse: as imprest for the
extraordinary expense of the Stables. (Privy seal hereon dated Nov. 11.) (Money warrant dated Nov. 15 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 16 hereon. In the margin: orders dated 1715–16 Feb. 22 and 1716 Aug. 27 for the issue respectively of 5,000l. and 4,000l. hereon.) Ibid., pp. 235–6, 253. Money Book XXIII, p. 399. Order Book IX, p. 10.
Oct. 29. Same to same for a same dormant for paying to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, the arrears due to them on their travelling allowances as follows to 1st Aug. 1714 out of the late Queen's Civil List revenues and for payment of the said allowances accruing from that date out of the present King's Civil List: all by reason that the late Queen by privy seal dated 1712 Sept. 9 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 438] directed payment to each of the Gentlemen of said Band that should attend her Majesty upon his post at Windsor and Hampton Court on Sundays and other days of solemnity of an allowance of 6s. 8d. for each day of his attendance and a like allowance of 6s. 8d. for his charges of coming thither and 6s. 8d. for the charges of his return and thereupon certificates were signed by the Lord Chamberlain upon rolls signed by the Clerk of the Cheque and the Commanding Officers of the said Band. The said privy seal having become void by the death of Queen Anne is hereby renewed by his present Majesty. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 236–7.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint Charles Brattell as Assaymaster of the Mint as amply as Daniel Brattell, the late Assaymaster thereof. Ibid., p. 238.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household. (Money warrant dated Nov. 6 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 4.) (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 239. Money Book XXIII, p. 392. Order Book IX, p. 6.
Same to same for a same dormant for payment of the salaries of the Admiralty Lords, viz. 1,000l. each as from Oct. 14 inst. (being the date of their commission) to Edward, Earl of Orford, Sir Geo. Byng, George Doddington, Sir John Jennings, Sir Charles Turner, Abraham Stanyan and George Baillie. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 245–6.
Royal sign manual for 20l. to John Mottram, clerk, as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to Virginia, where he is appointed a minister. (Money warrant dated Nov. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 248. Order Book IX, p. 8. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 24.
Treasury warrant to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Caesar, late Treasurer of the Navy, to assign 3,198l. 1s. 0d. of South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public, in such proportions and to such persons as shall be specified in a list to be signed by him: the said sum being intended to satisfy Victualling Bills on the old Course of the Victualling to Sept. 30 last. Money Book XXIII, p. 287.
Oct. 29. Treasury subscription for the execution of the dormant money warrant dated 5 June 1702 for paying to Samuel Moreland 200l. per an. out of the Tenths of the Clergy, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVII, p. 239, under date 5 June 1702. Money Book XXIII, p. 288; XVI, p. 57.
The like renewal of a dormant warrant dated 1699 July 3 for 600l. per an. to George Booth for 21 years out of the Tenths of the Clergy, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XIV, p. 408, under date 3 July 1699. Ibid., XXIII, p. 288; XIV, p. 404.
Treasury confirmation of the dormant warrant for Anthony Henley's pension of 1,000l. per an. out of Tenths of the Clergy, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 212, under date 1710–11 March 19. Ibid. XXIII, p. 433.
Same of the same for Ashburnham Toll's pension of 1,000l. per an. out of Tenths of the Clergy, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 551, under date 1711 Nov. 21. Ibid.
Treasury warrant for settling the method in which the Genoese loan and the interest thereon is to be satisfied. This warrant is directed to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Kt., and other Trustees for receiving subscriptions and [purchase] money for South Sea Stock to be applied towards satisfying the Genoese loan. The sum of 246,784l. 9s. 6d. of the said South Sea Stock is vested in you for the subscribers for purchase thereof in accordance with articles of agreement dated 19 [sic for 9] Sept. last, supra, p. 78, to pay 180,000l. to Marquis Sauli and Marquis Balby and 5 per cent. interest thereon for the proprietors of two Genoese ships and their ladings according to articles of agreement dated 6 July 1711. In order to the more regular payment of the said money you are weekly to apply to such payment of principal and interest the moneys coming to your hands on the abovesaid subscriptions so as not less than 1,000l. thereof be weekly discharged. Ibid. XXIV, p. 116.
Letter of direction for 141,214l. 0s. 8¾d. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the money arisen or to arise from the sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
to the head of Wages. £ s. d.
for payment of wages to ships ordered to be put out of pay and is (together with 25,837l. 13s. 6¼d. directed to be issued the 27th inst. out of public funds anno 1714) to complete 100,000l. for that service. 74,162 6
for the sea wages of Officers who have passed their accounts 10,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for carrying on the new Course of the Navy for the month of Aug. 1714 7,671 16 5
in part of 69,269l. for Midsummer and Michaelmas quarter 1713 to the Yards. 10,618 0 0
to the head of Victualling.
for carrying on the new Course of the Victualling for the month of August 1714. 12,010 2 9
for paying foreign bills of exchange 13,184 0 9
for inland bills of exchange 784 4 0
for necessary money to pursers from 16 Dec. 1713 to 30 Sept. 1714 7,783 10 4
for short allowance money to the companies of ships already paid off 5,000 0 0
£141,214 0
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 21.
Oct. 29. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. My Lords find from your state of the accounts of James Brydges [now the Earl of Carnarvon] as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad that there are imprests upon several persons amounting to 72,718l. 15s. 6d. Send my Lords a list of the names of such persons as have supers put upon them and the amounts and for what causes. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 297.
Same to Mr. Baker, executor to Nicholas Baker, late Solicitor of the Treasury, to prosecute the accounts of the said Nicholas which lie unperfected before the Auditors of Imprests. Ibid.
Same to the executors of Charles Bertie, late Treasurer of the Ordnance, to pay into the Receipt forthwith the balance of 835l. 19s. 7d. resting on said Bertie's accompt, otherwise process will issue. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the final accompts of the Earl of Ranelagh as Paymaster of the Forces, with a particular account of the defects that hinder the regular passing of same. Send notice hereof to the Earl's executors. Ibid., p. 298.
Same to the Excise Commissioners returning their presentment for four additional clerks in the [Excise] Comptroller's Office on account of the new Duties. Please lay before my Lords a state of the Comptroller's Office, the allowances there and increases of salaries &c. Ibid., p. 299.
Same to same returning their report on the petition of Edward Pauncefort, Excise Cashier. My Lords direct you to reconsider that part of it which concerns an additional clerk. Do the reasons for adding that clerk still subsist? Ibid.
Same to same. Send my Lords a copy of the Establishment of Excise officers and their salaries: and also an account or estimate, as near as may be, of all the other annual charge anyways relating to the management of the Excise.
The like letter severally to the
Commissioners for Customs.
Commissioners for Hides and Skins &c.
Commissioners for Salt.
Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars.
Commissioners for Stamps.
Commissioners for Wine Licences.
Officers of Works.
Postmasters General.
Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 300.
Oct. 29,
Nov. 2, 3, and 10.
Treasury confirmation of a warrant by Treasurer Oxford dated 1711 Aug. 16, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 409, directing the Customs Solicitor to prosecute accomptants in the method prescribed by the Attorney and Solicitor General. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 333.
The like confirmation of like warrants severally and respectively to Mr. William Borret, Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury; to the Postmaster General; to the Salt Commissioners; to the Stamps Commissioners; and to the Excise Commissioners. Ibid.
Oct. 30. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Aaron Austell, merchant, praying that the prosecution on his bonds for tobacco damaged by fire may be stayed till he can apply to Parliament for relief. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 298.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. I have read to my Lords yours of the 28th inst. concerning the required accounts of the rates and prices of naval stores [see supra, p. 136]. In reply I am to say that an account, from the last contracts, of the prices of the several species of stores will be sufficient for my Lords. Ibid., p. 299.
Same to Mr. [Auditor] Jett. Send my Lords a state of the accounts of Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, as they now stand; with your observations thereon. Ibid., p. 300.