Warrant Books
November 1714, 11-20

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'Warrant Books: November 1714, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 153-168. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86471 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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November 1714, 11-20

Nov. 11. Privy seal for 1,500l. as equipage and 100l. per week as ordinary to Paul Methuen as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 253.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due for the baronetcy of Sir Justus Beck. (Treasury warrant dated Dec. 13 to the Receipt for tallies of discharge accordingly.) (Privy seal dated Nov. 30 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 254, 291. Money Book XXIII, p. 428.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Lady Anne Morgan: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Nov. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 255. Order Book IX, p. 12. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 24.
Same for 1,000l. to Sir Robert Breedon and Sir Randolph Knipe, Sheriffs of London, as royal bounty, towards the relief and discharge of poor prisoners for debt: to be disposed by them according to directions from the Archbishop of Canterbury and Sir William Humphreys, Lord Mayor of London. (Money warrant dated Nov. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 255. Order Book IX, p. 15. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 24.
Treasury warrant to Sir James Bateman et al., Trustees for sale of South Sea Stock. You have at our request advanced (or procured to be advanced) 200,000l. upon credit of being repaid with 5 per cent, interest out of moneys arising by sale of South Sea Stock belonging to the public. You are hereby to cause the said sum of 200,000l. and the interest thereon to be paid [back to yourselves as lenders or to the persons whom you have procured to lend] as the money shall from time to time arise and be paid in for stock so sold, to wit weekly on every Tuesday. But not less than 1,000l. of principal money is to be discharged in every payment. Money Book XXIII, p. 407.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 July 24, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 388, for 568l. 6s. 4d. to Charles Heanage, Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court. Order Book VIII, p. 462.
Letter of direction for 522l. 11s. 0d. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the money arisen or to arise by the sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn from Gibraltar by John Conduit, Commissary of the Stores there, on the Lord Treasurer Shrewsbury, for pork and butter supplied to that Garrison: and is to be placed to the head of Victualling. (William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to apply said sum to satisfy said bill: taking care to charge said Conduit therewith in the Victualling accounts in order to his accompting for the same.) Disposition Book XXIII, pp. 26, 27.
Nov. 11. William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn. By certificate from the Auditors dated yesterday you had not then delivered in any of your accounts as late Paymaster of Marines. My Lords desire you to deliver same with all expedition. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 304.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Lord Townsend has sent to the Treasury Lords the enclosed papers [missing] relating to some goods brought hither from Hudson's Bay by the French on board an English vessel which are now desired to be transhipped for France without paying Duties. Please report thereon. Ibid., p. 305.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Jeremiah Greble, late Comptroller of Rye port, praying to be restored: he having been dismissed without examination. Reference Book IX, p. 197.
Same to same of the petition of John Bridger shewing that Capt. Tayler, riding officer of the Customs at Canterbury, is willing to resign to petitioner: therefore praying to be admitted. Ibid.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn of the petition of Lord Tyrawley shewing that Mr. Potter, Agent to the Regiment of Fuziliers late under said Lord Tyrawley's command, has received several sums due to the said Regiment during the time they were in Spain, which [moneys] are yet unpaid: therefore praying that out of the money due to the said Potter from [Charles] Wills's Regiment [sufficient money] may be applied to satisfy the Fuziliers’ debt. Ibid., p. 198.
Treasury letters patent constituting Henry Martin to be Inspector General of Exports and Imports loco Charles D'Avenant, deceased: to make and keep a particular, distinct and true account of the importations and exportations of all commodities into and out of this kingdom and to and from what places and upon what shipping and to examine into the decay (if any) of the trades of this kingdom into foreign parts and into the increase of freight of foreign shipping using this his Majesty's kingdom of Great Britain: and out of the said account once in every year (and as often as he shall be thereto required by the Treasury or Commissioners for Trade) to make and present a fair and exact scheme of the Balance of Trade as it then stands between Great Britain and the other parts of the world: with the salary of 500l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 345–6.
Treasury commission to Edward Hooker to be Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Southampton and Isle of Wight. (Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take his securities, not detailed, in 5,000l. for his said appointment.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 143, 144.
Nov. 12. Money warrant for 2,800l. to Paul Methuen, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King, being 1,500l. for equipage and 1,300l. for three months’ advance on his ordinary of 100l. a week. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 or 27 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 396. Order Book IX, p. 8. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 28. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 309.
Same for 177l. 7s. 6d.to William Borret, Treasury Solicitor, as imprest for Crown law charges due in the time of the late Queen Anne: to be paid out of the late Queen's Civil List Arrears. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 396. Order Book IX, p. 9.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans not exceeding 10,000l. on the fund for building 50 new churches in like manner ut supra Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 269. Money Book XXIII, p. 396.
Money warrant for 81l. 13s. 4d. to Sir William Simpson, the Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer, for half a year to 1714 Sept. 29 on his fee of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. and annuity of 100 marks per an. and for Easter and Trinity terms 1714 on his allowances of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. and 16l. 13s. 4d. per an.: and is to be satisfied proportionately out of the Civil List revenues [arrears] of the late Queen and out of the growing Civil List revenues of his present Majesty. Ibid., p. 397.
J. Taylour to William Borrett to pay as follows out of the moneys imprested to you at the Receipt out of the Civil List arrears of the late Queen: viz.
£ s. d.
to Sir James Mountagu (Montagu), her late Majesty's Attorney General, being due to him upon his leaving that place, to wit 100 guineas for a year's allowance in lieu of his fees for his advice and opinion upon queries and matters sent to him from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations 107 10 0
to his clerk, 10 guineas for his fees on reports and cases relating thereto 10 15 0
to Sir Robert Eyre, the late Queen's Solicitor General, being due to him for half a year on the same account 53 15 0
to his clerk, 5 guineas on the same account 5 7 6
£177 7 6
Prefixing: said Borret's certificate dated Inner Temple. Nov. 4 that said sums are due and unpaid. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 25.
William Lowndes to Mr. Pultney, Secretary at War. I have read to my Lords the enclosed report [missing] of Francis Gwyn, late Secretary at War, touching the payment of the usual allowance of 80l. per an. for Trophy money for the Regiment under Lieut. Gen. Webb [John Richmond Webb] (called his Majesty's Own Regiment), to wit for the two years ending March 24 next. Please report to my Lords in what manner the said allowance hath formerly been paid and how it may now be satisfied. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 305.
Nov. 12. William Lowndes to Auditor Jett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the abovesaid John Richmond Webb for payment of 234l. 15s. 5½d., being the surplusage on his account ended 1713 Sept. 29 as Governor of the Isle of Wight. Ibid.
J. Taylour to the Taxes Commissioners to put in execution the enclosed warrant [missing] for superseding Mr. Tredcroft's commission [as Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Sussex]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Edward Gould and Company, merchants, shewing that “he” procured a licence to purchase the ship Wynne galley of Bristol, 250 tons burthen, which was taken in the last war and carried into Brest laden with Canary [wine]; that on bringing her to London she was seized upon the Act of Navigation for bringing Canary wines from France and a stop of process was obtained for the wines but not the ship: that since that (at the instance of an Irish Papist, as petitioner is informed) process against the ship (which was appraised at 1,300l.) is stopped: therefore praying that the process at law against the ship may go on. Reference Book IX, p. 197.
Treasury approval of Simon Boult as first clerk in the office of John Smith, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: presentation by said Smith of said Boult to the Treasury Lords for approval. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 348b.
A like approval of Lancelot Burton as first clerk in the office of Lord de La Warr, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
The like for John Grainger as same to the Earl of Denbigh, a same. Ibid.
Treasury commission to George Townsend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, Christopher Montagu, Whitlock Bulstrode, James Vernon, John Whetham, Sir William Ashurst and William Carr to be Commissioners for the Duties on soap, paper, linens, silks, calicoes &c., stamped vellum, parchment and paper, and printed paper, pamphlets, and for licensing Hackney Coaches and Chairs, and for Duties on Cards and Dice, and Licences for Marriages; and also for Additional Duties on hides &c. and new Duties on starch, coffee &c. and on Candles, as by two Acts of 10 Anne, c. [18, for soap, paper &c. and Hackney Coaches], and c. [19, for hides &c., starch &c., Insurance policies and Candles &c.], as in place of the said Townsend, Ryley, Wyvill, Edward Noell, Montagu, Bulstrode, Vernon, John Price and Whetham, thereto constituted by the late Treasurer Oxford 1714 July 7. Ibid., pp. 352–3.
Nov. 13. William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Pauncefort, Excise Cashier, “praying that his constitution or appointment for that place may be renewed to him.” Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 306.
Same to the Earl of Carnarvon enclosing the petition [missing] of the executrix of Capt. Geo. Fisher for payment of a bill of exchange drawn by the Prince of Hesse [Prince George of Hesse Darmstadt] upon Mr. Methuen. Please lay before the Treasury Lords a state of what bills have been drawn upon Mr. Methuen by the Prince of Hesse upon account of the Garrison of Gibraltar, how many of said bills have been paid and what remain now unsatisfied. Ibid.
Nov. 13. Same to the Master of the Removing Wardrobe. Send my Lords with all speed a certificate of the hangings and other goods detained by the Lord Great Chamberlain that were served out of the Removing Wardrobe for the day of the Coronation; “in which certificate the said hangings and other goods are to be particularly described. ” [The address of this warrant is incorrect. It should be either to the Master of the Great Wardrobe or to the Groom of the Removing Wardrobe.] Ibid.
J. Taylour to the Earl of Abingdon. My Lords have received from Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, a report concerning wastes in Waltham Forest. Please send my Lords your opinion thereon and what you think the most effectual method to prevent the like waste and abuses for the future. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to the like effect concerning said abuses. What method ought to be taken with those who have already offended? Ibid., p. 307.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. In the years 1710 and 1711 Sir Lambert Blackwell and Edward Gibbon advanced 60,000l. for the service of the late Queen and there was delivered to their order at Hamburg 960 tons of tin as security for repayment of said money. It has now been repaid and by a memorial to my Lords the said Blackwell and Gibbon have proposed to be accountable for any part of the said tin which my Lords shall order them to dispose of [on a commission] at the rate of 4 per cent. and in the same manner as Mr. Beranger is obliged by contract with the late Lord Treasurer [Oxford]. Please consider the said memorial enclosed herewith [missing] “particularly with respect to the price the said tin should be sold for.” Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners enclosing an account [missing] sent to my Lords from Peter Shakerly of the half yearly payments made on the Land Tax anno 1714 in the Hundred of Norwich [sic for Northwich Hundred, Co. Chester: said account being] “under the hand of E. Conway, Esq., Receiver General” [for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Heather shewing that he is under prosecution as surety for Jo[h]n Fox of London, Virginia merchant, for 4,000l. of tobacco Duty: that his real estate, of which he is only tenant for life, was mortgaged for above 2,000l. before he became bound to the Crown for said Duties, so that nothing is likely to be raised from thence towards payment of the said debt; nevertheless his son is willing to join with him to raise some money for that purpose provided petitioner might be freed from further process on account of the Crown's debt: therefore praying a stay of process till the sitting of Parliament, when petitioner hopes to obtain an Act for Composition of the said debt. Reference Book IX, p. 197.
Nov. 14. Money order for 35,000l. to William Wenman, Paymaster of the [late Queen's] Civil List Lottery anno 1713 [12 Anne, c. 11]: and is for one year from 1714 Sept. 30 to answer all the demands of all the contributors to the said Lottery.
Followed by: a later order dated 1714–15 Feb. 8 for the unsatisfied remainder to be paid to Thomas Burdus, “now” Paymaster of said Lottery. Order Book IX, p. 10.
Nov. 15. Money warrant for 955l. to Henry Davenant, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany and the Republic of Genoa: 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for three months’ advance of ordinary. (Money order dated Nov. 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 400. Order Book IX, p. 10. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 24.
Letter of direction for 1,277l. 15s. 0d. to [James Brydges, now] Earl of Carnarvon, as late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: and is intended to be paid over to sundry Officers who have served the Crown in the late war, as in full of all their pretensions and expectations here for the future. The said sum is to be issued out of unappropriated moneys remaining in the Exchequer [being arrears received] before the 12th June 1714 as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
arrears of Duties on Coals anno 1703 [as by 1 Anne, St. II, c. 4] 7 19 7
arrears of Duties on Malt anno 1704 [as by 2–3 Anne, c. 2] 218 16 7
arrears of Duties on Malt anno 1710 [as by 8 Anne, c. 3] 168 19 10
arrears of Duties on Malt anno 1711 [as by 9 Anne, c. 3] 348 14 4
arrears of Duties on Malt anno 1712 [as by 10 Anne, c. 7] 533 4 8
£1,277 15 0
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 27.
William Lowndes to [John Howe et al., the] referees of Army debts, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Sherman and others, with reports thereto annexed, relating to 12,457l. 4s. 3d. which they allege to be due to them for provisions and other necessaries supplied to the Garrison of Gibraltar. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 309.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Robert Knot and six other sailors lately of the ship Hampton Court praying payment of the money due to them from the said ship, they not being paid by reason they were put sick on shore at the time the ship was paid off; before a Recall of the said ship. Reference Book IX, p. 198.
Nov. 16. Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Michaelmas 1714 on the annuity for support of the said Order. (Money order dated Nov. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 400. Order Book IX, p. 12. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 24.
Nov. 16. Same for 440l. to the Clerks of the House of Commons as follows for services during the Session of Parliament began 16 Feb. 1713–14 and ended 9 July 1714: to be satisfied out of the Civil List moneys of the late Queen: viz.
£
Edward Stables, Clerk Assistant attending said House, for extraordinary pains and services 100
John Hooks, George Coles, James Couthope and Hicks Burroughs, four under clerks attending said House, for services in writing, copying and engrossing several Bills and other papers for her late Majesty's service during the said Session 200
Thomas Smith, Housekeeper to the said House, for looking to and keeping clean the said House 30
Thomas Waybergh, Esq., Serjeant at Arms attending said House, to be by him distributed and applied amongst the several messengers and their assistants, the doorkeepers and the person who delivers out the votes 110
£440
(Money order dated Nov. 18 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 401. Order Book IX, p. 11.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Windham, to be distributed by him among the eight doorkeepers of the House of Peers (himself being one) in reward for their attendance and service during the abovesaid Session: to be paid out of the late Queen's Civil List moneys. (Money order dated Nov. 18 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 402. Order Book IX, p. 11.
Same for 73l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Stone, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers, for attending the Speaker of said House during the said Session and on the several days of prorogation, to wit 1713 Nov. 12, Dec. 10, and 1713–14 Jan. 12: being 147 days at 10s. a day.
Appending: certificate by Mathew Johnson, Clerk of Parliament, of said Stone's attendance. (Money order dated Nov. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 402. Order Book IX, p. 15.
Treasury confirmation of the money warrant of July 16 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 357, for 35,000l. to William Wenman, Paymaster of the 500,000l. Lottery anno 1713. Money Book XXIII, p. 186. Order Book VIII, p. 456.
Dormant Treasury warrant for payment of the fee or salary of 12l. per an. to William Congreve, Esq., as one of the five undersearchers of London port. Money Book XXIII, p. 405.
Money warrant for 14,000l. to Henry Smith, Treasurer of the money for building 50 new churches in and about London &c. (Money order dated Nov. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 418. Order Book IX, p. 16.
Nov. 16. J. Taylour to Mr. Auditor Harley. Mr. Lowndes acquainted my Lords “after you was gone” that he received two accounts last night from Sir Roger Mostyn, the one of money received and paid in disbanding the six Marine Regiments; the other an abstract of said Mostyn's accounts of receipts and issues. I enclose same [missing]. Please give my Lords your observations thereon at your attendance on them next Friday morning. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 308.
Same to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes. Send my Lords as soon as you can an account of the neat produce into the Exchequer of the several Taxes that have been granted since the Revolution, with an account of the charge of collection thereof; how much has been lost by the failure of Receivers or their securities by compositions made with them and how much remains in arrear for which no compositions have been made: also what allowances have been made (upon reports from the Taxes Commissioners for the extraordinary charges of Receivers or their securities) above that given by the several Acts of Parliament. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South]. It has been represented to my Lords that the Great and Little Parks at Windsor and the Little House and all other his Majesty's lands there are charged with an arrear of taxes. Please certify my Lords “in what words the said assessments are made thereupon and how it comes to pass this his Majesty's house and lands are made liable to the payment of taxes and what opinions have been formerly given by the Attorney or Solicitor General in such cases: together with your opinion what is fit to be done therein.” Ibid., p. 309.
Treasury reference to Mr. Pulteney, Secretary at War, of the petition of Col. Edward Howard, Major Jo[h]n Wyvel and Major [John] Bland alleging to have served as Majors of Brigade to her Majesty's Forces in Spain, but that they were paid as Majors of Brigade no further than the 23rd of Dec. 1710, being omitted in the list of General and Staff Officers: that the prisoners taken at Almanza were allowed their pay (who were Majors of Brigade): therefore praying payment of what is due to them, to wit Col. Howard from 23 Dec. 1710 to 22 Feb. 1711–12; Major Wyvil from 23 Dec. 1710 to 25 Dec. 1712; Major Bland from 23 Dec. 1710 to 23 April 1712. Reference Book IX, p. 198.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir John Lambert et al. concerned in the cargo of the ship Rose, praying a noli prosequi [to the information against said cargo] which has been seized by Mr. Baynes, Mr. Grice and Mr. Moor for non-payment of Aliens' Duty, which was by mistake not paid and not by any fraudulent intention. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to restore Alexander Gordon to his place as Collector of Inverness port, from which he was dismissed: the Treasury Lords having considered various papers in his favour, the Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court of Scotland being present. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 243.
Nov. 17. Royal sign manual for 40,000l. to Edward Nicholas: out of the late Queen's Civil List revenues: as imprest: to be applied by him [for the late Queen's pensions and bounties] according to such warrants as he shall receive under the King's sign manual. (Money warrant dated Nov. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 258. Order Book IX, p. 15.
Nov. 17. Treasury warrant to William Borret to pay 837l. 10s. 0d. to James Tylon in full of a bill for [compensation for slaughtered] distempered cattle from the 6th to the 16th Oct. last.
Prefixing: requisition for said sum signed by [four Justices of the Peace] John Milner, John Offley, John Richardson, Alexander Ward. Money Book XXIII, p. 403.
William Lowndes to the Clerk of the Council to lay before the Lords of the Council with the very first opportunity the enclosed representation [missing] made to my Lords by Mr. Bates relating to the distemper now raging with violence (as he alleges) amongst the cattle in several counties of England. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 310.
Nov. 17, 20, 24, 26. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Hardwick as a tidesman at Newcastle loco William Chemnal, deceased.
John Dobson as a boatman at Yarmouth loco John Dobson, deceased.
Joseph Woolstone as a tidesman Ibid. loco Edmund Bell, deceased.
George Lisle, landwaiter at Newcastle, and William Taunton, waiter and searcher at Weymouth, to exchange places: on a report, prefixed, from said Commissioners.
Joseph Toms as waiter and searcher in Looe port loco John Walkie, superannuated.
Thomas Olife as surveyor of Rochester loco Charles Nailor, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 162, 168, 171, 172.
Nov. 18. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint Thomas, Lord Coningsby, to the office of Steward of the Lordships and Manors of Melenydd, Guerthrenion, Comotayder [Cwmtydor], Presthend [Presteigne] and Preston Land [Presteign Lands], Knighton and Gladestree, Co. Radnor, the boroughs of Knighton and Preston [Presteign] with all the free piscaries or fishings to which the Crown is entitled in the said lordships, manors &c.: all in place of the grant thereof dated 1 Anne to Robert Harley, afterwards Earl of Oxford, whose patent thereof is hereby revoked. (The patent hereon bears date Dec. 3.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 256.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Sir Richard Onslow of and from the 4,069 ounces 17 pennyweight of silver plate delivered to him out of the Jewel House 1709 April 27 as Speaker of the House of Commons. Ibid., pp. 257–8.
Royal letters patent appointing Hugh Howard to the office of Keeper of the Paper Office in Whitehall with the wages and fee of 160l. per an.: loco John Tucker, thereto appointed by patent of 1702 July 9, whose patent is hereby revoked. Ibid., pp. 263–5.
Letter of direction for 1,012l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for travelling charges of said Band [as by the money warrant, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol.
XXVIII, pp. 368–9, under date 1714 July 20]. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 26.
Nov. 18. Fresh reference to the Customs Commissioners of Micaiah Perry's petition concerning his payments for interest on Col. Park's bonds, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 249, under date 1714 May 5. Reference Book IX, p. 171.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of the tobacco merchants praying that their bonds may be delivered up when the principal thereof is discharged; without [the further requirement of] paying interest.
In the margin: a fresh reference dated 1714–15 Jan. 6 hereof. Ibid., p. 198.
Nov. 19. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for payment of salaries of the Judges of the King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer: in pursuance of the statute of 12 Wm. III., c. 2: viz. 2,000l. each to
Sir Thomas Parker, Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
Sir Peter King, Chief Justice of Common Pleas.
Sir Samuel Dodd, Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
and 1,500l. each to
Sir Littleton Powis, Justice of the King's Bench.
Sir Robert Eyres, Justice of the King's Bench.
Sir John Pratt, Justice of the King's Bench.
Sir John Blincoe, Justice of Common Pleas.
Robert Tracy, Justice of Common Pleas.
Robert Dormer, Justice of Common Pleas.
Sir Thomas Bury, Baron of the Exchequer.
Robert Price, Baron of the Exchequer.
Sir James Montague, Baron of the Exchequer.
and 1,000l. to
John Smith, Baron of the Exchequer (who is likewise Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court in Scotland).
In the margin: letters patent dated Nov. 18 hereon. [This is probably an erratum for Dec. 18.] King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 330–2.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay 13,500l. for the relief of French Protestants: out of Civil List moneys grown due before Aug. 1 last, 1,500l. thereof to be for French Protestant ministers now residing in England and 12,000l. for other poor French Protestants as shall be directed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and five others, detailed. (Letter of direction dated Dec. 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 261. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 32.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Humphry Howorth of the office of Receiver of Crown Revenues in North Wales (in the Counties of Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery) and the County Palatine of Chester: being the office he now holds. (The patent hereon bears date 17 Dec. 1714.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 262.
Royal sign manual for payment of ordinary and extraordinaries to Foreign Ministers as follows: to be paid out of the receipts of Civil List moneys of the late Queen as the same are or shall be in [or come into] the Exchequer: all by reason that the privy seals of the late Queen which authorised the payment of the allowances to the Ministers employed by her at Foreign Courts are determined by her decease so that no further payments can be made thereon: viz.
£ s. d.
Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, as late Ambassador Extraordinary to France: for one bill of extraordinaries in that service from 1 June 1713 to 1 Sept. following: as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke, late Secretary 400 0 0
John Molesworth, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany and Republic of Genoa, for six months from 1713 June 24 to Dec. 25 on his ordinary of 5 l. a day 920 0 0
same for six bills of extraordinaries in that service from 1 Nov. 1710 to 1 Nov. 1713, allowed as above 1,200 0 0
Abraham Stanyan, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons, for same time [six months from 1713 June 24 to Dec. 25] on his ordinary of 5l. a day 920 0 0
same for one bill of extraordinaries in that service in that time: allowed as above 150 0 0
William Breton, late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia: for the same [six months'] time, on the like allowance of 5l. a day. 920 0 0
same for one bill of extraordinaries for the same six months: allowed by Secretary Townshend 200 0 0
Geo. Delaval, late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, for the same [six months'] time on the like allowance of 5l. a day 920 0 0
same for two bills of extraordinaries in that service from 10 June 1713 to 10 Dec. following: allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke, late Secretary of State 150 0 0
John Chetwynd, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, for 130 days 1713 June 24 to Nov. 1 (being the day he returned into the Queen's presence from that employment) 650 0 0
same for two bills of extraordinaries in that service from 1 Feb. 1712–13 to 1 Nov. 1713: as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke 225 0 0
Daniel Pulteney, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark, for six months from 1713 June 24 to Dec. 25 on his ordinary of 5l. a day 920 0 0
the executors of John Wyche, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp and Mecklenburg and the Hanse Towns, for 114 days 1713 June 24 to Oct. 16 following (being the day of his death) on his ordinary of 5l. a day 520 0 0
the executors of John Wyche, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp and Mecklenburg and the Hanse Towns, for one bill of extraordinaries in that service for 1713 June 30 to the said 16 Oct. 87 0 0
Francis Manning, Esq., late [British] Secretary to the Republic of the Grisons, in satisfaction of all demands and pretences which he hath or may have for any allowances or services by him performed there after the time of his being recalled 1,200 0 0
James Scot, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland, for one bill of extraordinaries from 1713 May 1 to Aug. 1: as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke 99 10 0
Robert Jackson, Esq., Resident at the Court of Sweden, for six months from 1713 June 24 to Dec. 25 on his ordinary of 3l. a day 552 0 0
James Jeffryes, Esq., appointed to reside with the King of Sweden: for the same time on the like allowance 552 0 0
John Laws, Esq., Secretary at Brussels: for the same six months on his ordinary of 40s. a day 368 0 0
same for one bill of extraordinaries in that service from 7 Aug. 1713 to 7 Feb. 1713–14: allowed by William Bromley, late a Secretary of State 150 0 0
Christian Cole, Secretary at Venice, for the same [six months'] time on the like allowance of 40s. a day for his ordinary 368 0 0
same for three bills of extraordinaries from 30 April 1713 to 31 Jan. following: as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke 225 0 0
Isaac D'Alais, Secretary at the Court of Hanover, for the same [six months'] time on the like ordinary of 40s. a day 368 0 0
Benjamin Lodington, Agent and Consul at Tripoly, for the same half year to Xmas 1713 on his salary or allowance of 380l. per an 190 0 0
same for one bill of extraordinaries in that service in the year 1712: allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke 250 0 0
Samuel Thompson, Agent and Consul General at Algiers, for 34 days computed by the day from 21 May 1713 to 24 June following and for one entire half year from 24 June to 25 Dec. following on his salary or allowance of 600l. per an. 356 0 10½
same for his extraordinary disbursements in that service from 10 Aug. 1712 to 10 Aug. 1713: as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke 519 6
£13,379 17 6
King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 259–60.
Nov. 19. The money warrants dated Nov. 23 based on the above royal sign manual do not correspond with the above amounts, but are drawn for three months’ ordinaries from 29 Sept. 1713 to 25 Dec. 1713 as follows and are to be paid out of the late Queen's Civil List moneys:
£
John Molesworth (to Tuscany and Genoa) 435
Abraham Stanyan (to Swiss Cantons) 435
William Breton (to Prussia) 435
Geo. Delaval (to Portugal) 435
Daniel Pulteney (to Denmark) 435
Robert Jackson (to Sweden) 261
James Jeffryes (to Sweden) 261
John Laws (to Brussels) 174
Christian Cole (to Venice) 174
Isaac D'Alais (to Hanover) 174
Benjamin Lodington (to Tripoly) 95
Samuel Thompson (to Algiers) 150
(Money orders dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 417. Order Book IX, p. 19.
There is a separate set of money orders drawn for the preceding quarter's ordinaries, viz. 24 June 1713 to 29 Sept. as follows. The date of these money orders is given as 28 April 1714 underwritten with a renewal subscription by the Treasury Lords dated 23 Nov. 1714, “Let this order be satisfied by virtue of his Majesty's General Letters of privy seal bearing date the 29th Sept. 1714 and in pursuance of a warrant under his Majesty's royal sign manual dated the 19th inst. out of any money in the Receipt of the Exchequer to the uses of the [late Queen Anne's] Civil Government due before the 1st August 1714.”
It is clear from this subscription that the dividing up of the half year's ordinaries June-Dec. 1713 into two halves was due to terms of the Queen Anne's Civil List Lottery Act of 1713, 12 Anne, c. 11, the first quarter up to 1713 Sept. 29 being to be charged to the specially enacted appropriation of the said Civil List moneys of that Act and the succeeding quarter to or upon the ordinary Civil List revenue of the late Queen.
These money orders for the quarter from 24 June to 29 Sept. 1713 are as follows:
£ s. d.
John Chetwynd (to Savoy) 650 0 0
John Molesworth (to Tuscany and Genoa) 485 0 0
Daniel Pulteney (to Denmark) 485 0 0
Abraham Stanyan (to the Swiss Cantons) 485 0 0
George Delaval (to Portugal) 485 0 0
William Breton (to Prussia) 485 0 0
executors of John Wyche (to Holstein Gottorp, Mecklenburg and the Hanse Towns to 16 Oct.) 520 0 0
Robert Jackson (to Sweden) 291 0 0
James Jeffreys (to Sweden) 291 0 0
John Laws (to Brussels) 194 0 0
Christian Cole (to Venice) 194 0 0
Isaac D'Alais (to Hanover) 194 0 0
Francis Manning (to the Grisons) 1,200 0 0
Samuel Thompson (to Algiers 21 May 1713 to 24 June) 206 0 10½
Benjamin Lodington (to Tripoly) 95 0 0
Order Book IX, pp. 12–13.
There is some confusion in the three lists contained in pp. 163–6 above. The items of 400l. for extraordinaries to the Duke of Shrewsbury and the 1,200l. to Francis Manning had been already provided (see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 349 and 374, under date July 12 and 21).
As to the bills of extraordinaries in the above royal sign manual only a few are preserved in the Money Book appended to the relative warrants.
The entries of them are as below, pp. 171–6, all dated Nov. 23.
Nov. 19. William Lowndes to the Lord Chancellor. The King has now signed a warrant for augmenting the Judges’ salaries and it will be sent to the Attorney General to-day so as the passing thereof under the great seal will be forwarded with all expedition. The Attorney General has power by the said warrant to insert proper clauses in the Bill to ascertain and adjust the payment of the said salaries in the strongest and most effectual manner as he can advise. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 308.
J. Taylour to the Customs Commissioners to report on the fitness of Joshua White, who is offered to my Lords by William Congreve as his deputy in the office of one of the five undersearchers of London port. Ibid., p. 310.
William Lowndes to [John Howe et al.], referees for the Army [debts] affairs, enclosing the petition [missing] of the Officers late of the Regiments of Brigadier Withers and Col. la Bouchatere [Bouchetière] and the report [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts thereon, touching the petitioners’ pay from the time their Regiments were broke in Portugal until their arrival in England. Please report hereon with all expedition to the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Same to same to hasten their report on the memorial of the Officers of Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment in regard to the particular hardships they labour under. Ibid., p. 317.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out Navy bills for 25,958l. 0s. 10d. paid by Charles Cæsar, late Treasurer of the Navy, to several persons for interest of 500,000l. loan formerly advanced by them on security of a deposit of 666,000l. in South Sea Stock. You are to assign the said bills for payment out of the money remaining in said Cæsar's hands for dividends on South Sea Stock. You are to take care that said Cæsar charges himself with said dividends in his accounts. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 26.
Royal warrant dated St. James's for letters patent to be passed under the Seal of Scotland appointed in lieu of the Great Seal of Scotland to constitute Charles, Earl of Lauderdale, to be General of the Mint in Scotland with a salary of 300l. per an. loco Alexander, Earl of Hume, whose patent from Queen Anne is hereby revoked. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 244.
Nov. 20. Royal letters patent appointing Sir John Pratt (a Serjeant at Law) to be a Justice of the King's Bench. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 307.
Nov. 20. Same appointing Sir James Montague (a Serjeant at Law) to be one of the Barons of the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same appointing Sir Robert Eyre as a Justice of Common Pleas. Ibid., p. 323.
Same appointing [Sir] Robert Price, Esq., as a Baron of the Exchequer, to which he was appointed by patent of 24 June 1702 as Robert Price, Esq. Ibid., p. 324.
Same appointing Sir Samuel Dodd as Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 325.
Same appointing [Sir] Robert Tracy as a Justice of Common Pleas, to which he was appointed by patent of 23 June 1702 as Robert Tracy, Esq. Ibid., pp. 325–6.
Same appointing [Sir Robert] Dormer as a same. Ibid., p. 326.
Same appointing [Sir Thomas] Bury as a Baron of the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same appointing Sir Littleton Powys as a Justice of the King's Bench. Ibid., p. 347.
Same appointing John Smith, Esq., as a Baron of the Exchequer, to which he was appointed by patent of 23 June 1702 as John Smith, Esq. Ibid., pp. 347–8.
Same appointing Sir John Blencowe as a Justice of Common Pleas. Ibid., p. 348.
Same appointing Sir William Sympson as a Baron of the Exchequer loco Richard Wallop, with all commodities and emoluments &c. except the fee of 73l. per an. paid by the King's Receivers to John Sotherton, Esq., father to John Sotherton, Esq., formerly a Baron of the Exchequer, out of the Crown revenues of Yorks, Bucks &c., during his lifetime and afterwards paid to Sir Edward Bromley, a Baron of the Exchequer, during his life and lately paid to Sir Richard Weston as a Baron of the Exchequer. Ibid., pp. 458–9.
Dormant royal warrant dated St. James's to Robert Walpole [Paymaster of the Forces] to pay 40l. per an. salary to John Mulcaster, who (by an instrument dated this day) is appointed Agent or Paymaster to the Garrison of Annapolis Royal and the four Independent Companies of Foot there: for his pains in soliciting the affairs and keeping the accompts of the said Garrison and Companies: to date as from Dec. 25 last: and is to be paid out of respits of the said Garrison or (failing that) out of Contingencies of the Guards and Garrisons. Ibid., p. 420.
A like warrant for 40l. per an. salary to Cha. Foreman as Agent to the Garrison at Placentia: from same date. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to William Smyth, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: for 1713 Xmas quarter's wages and board wages of said Band (Captain, Lieutenant, Standard Bearer, Clerk of the Cheque and 40 Gentlemen Pensioners). Money Book XXIII, p. 403.
Nov. 20. Treasury warrant to John, Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to pay 350l. to Robert, Marquess of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of Great Britain, in lieu and as a composition for the furniture of the King's Bedchamber and also for the hangings, State and other things as follow which were served out of the Removing Wardrobe on the day of the Coronation and are detained by his Lordship. He is thereupon to deliver into the Great Wardrobe the said hangings, State and other things.
Appending: certificate dated Nov. 17 by Grey Maynard [Groom of the Removing Wardrobe] of the hangings &c. served out as above and detained as above by the Lord Great Chamberlain:
two pieces of rich Arras hangings of a set called Tobias.
one piece of tapestry hangings of a suit called the Seasons.
a canopy of State of crimson figured velvet trimmed with silk fringe, the arms embroidered with gold and silver on the back and cornishes: with an elbow chair and footstool suitable.
[For a repetition of this warrant see infra under date 1714–5 Feb. 15.] Ibid., p. 404.
William Lowndes to Lord Guernsey. Send the Treasury Lords as soon as you can an account of the charges in the Jewel Office relating to his Majesty's Coronation. (A like letter to the Cofferer of the Household. A like letter to the [Principal] Officers of the Works.) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 310.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to issue forth new deputations to such of the officers on the present Establishment of the Customs who have not been appointed since his present Majesty's accession: all by reason that the officers who hold by deputation from you the Customs Commissioners will shortly determine on account of the demise of the late Queen [to wit six months thereafter under 1 Anne, c. 2., cl. 1]: as you have represented in your memorial of the 17th inst. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 168.
Same to same to permit some goods brought hither from Hudson's Bay, belonging to the French Company, to be unladed from the Union frigate, Capt. Harle, and put on some other ship for France without payment of Duty: as is desired by Mr. Calendrini, a merchant of London, agent for the said proprietors.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Ibid., p. 169.
Nov. 20 and 24. Same to the Stamps Commissioners to depute William Adderley as a distributor of stamped paper for Co. Gloucester and the city of Bristol loco Thomas Ofield.
Robert Clark as same for Co. Norfolk loco Daniel Garrod. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 349, 350.