Warrant Books
November 1714, 21-30

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'Warrant Books: November 1714, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 168-186. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86472 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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November 1714, 21-30

Nov. 21. Royal warrant [to Edward Nicholas] to pay 500l. to Edward, Earl of Sandwich, for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his pension “payable by your hands according to an Establishment signed by our late royal sister Queen Anne.” King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 377.
Nov. 22. Fresh money order for 1,500l. to William Smith for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 172, under date 1713–14 March 12. Order Book VIII, p. 407.
J. Taylour to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the South Sea Company desiring that some coarse Hamburg linens which they had shipped on the Elizabeth may be transhipped to some other ship without loss of drawback. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 310b.
Same to the Commissioners for Leather to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Francis Manaton, late Receiver General of Taxes in Cornwall, concerning the extents by him taken out against Joseph Quash for [tax] money remitted [to London through or] by him. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners. My Lords recommend Humphrey Roberts to succeed Thomas Lanshaw, your officer at Beaumaris, lately deceased. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners. It is the Treasury Lords’ pleasure that you continue Mr. John Brougham as your Secretary and that you renew his deputation or constitution accordingly. Ibid., p. 311.
Treasury letters patent appointing Charles Carkesse to be Secretary to the Customs Commissioners, being the office now held by him. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 170.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Robert Harrison, Receiver General for Co. Oxford, for the transfer to his account of the third 2s. Aid anno 1713 [12 Anne, c. 1] of an overpayment of 2,066l. 0s. 4½d. on his account of the fifteenth 4s. Aid [10 Anne, c. 1]. Reference Book IX, p. 198.
Same to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of Lord Denbigh for the delivery of his former surety bonds as a Teller of the Receipt, upon the renewal of his office [therein and upon the consequent taking of new securities]. Ibid., p. 199.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Lord de La Warr late Treasurer of the Chamber, having presented to my Lords a list of extraordinary payments in his Office between 22 Sept. 1713 and 29 Sept. 1714 amounting to 2,961l. 13s. 2d., which not being provided for by the Establishment [of his said Office] he prays a royal warrant to the Auditor for allowing in his account. Ibid., p. 202.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Samuel Edwards, Charles Low and Thomas Fletcher as Paymasters of interest on Exchequer Bills.
Prefixing: report on said securities by John Hardinge, the Deputy King's Remembrancer.
Followed by: Treasury commission to the said Edwards, Low and Fletcher, Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 349, 350–1.
Nov. 22. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Bishops of Kilmore, Killaloe and Raphoe praying a grant of the sede vacante profits of their respective bishoprics. How much thereof has been answered into the Exchequer of Ireland and what remains uncollected? Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 597.
Nov. 23. Money warrant for 13,250l. to the Bank of England for one quarter due Oct. 31 last on their 45,000l. per an. and 8,000l. per an. granted to the said Bank by Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 7] for circulating Exchequer Bills: with dormant clause for drawing money orders for said 45,000l. per an. and 8,000l. per an. from time to time according to said Acts until such time as no more than 1,900,000l. of the said Bills shall be standing out uncancelled in the whole “and let the quarterly payments incurred or to be incurred upon the said respective yearly sums be paid and satisfied (with preference to the yearly sum of 270,999l. 7s. 0d. appropriated [by clause 9 of the Act of 12 Anne, c. 11], for paying off the principal and cancelling all the said Bills) by weekly or other payments out of the Duties and revenues granted for that purpose in manner as directed by the said Act of 12 Anne, c. 11” (Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 405–6. Order Book IX, p. 17.
Same for 1,000l. to William Borret [Treasury Solicitor] for Crown Law suits. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 1 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 406. Order Book IX, p. 18. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 31.
Letter of direction for 27,546l. 4s. 3½d. to John Morley, Paymaster of the Classis Lottery anno 1712: and is to complete 67,546l. 4s. 3½d. appropriated [by 12 Anne, c. 11, clause 32] out of the funds granted by Parliament for the public service anno 1714: and is for supplying the Deficiency of the fond for the said Lottery for the year ended at Michaelmas 1713. Money Book XXIII, pp. 406–7.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 May 31 for 286l. 19s. 4d. to Sir Richard Oldner, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 262: to be satisfied out of the arrears of Queen Anne's Civil List moneys. Order Book VIII, p. 440.
Same of a same of 1714 July 24, ut supra. Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 359, for 203l. 19s. 0d, to Thomas Wibergh, Serjeant at Arms. Ibid., p. 462.
Same of the money warrant of 1713 Sept. 11 for 100,000l. to James Brydges, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 346. Ibid., p. 328.
Money warrant for 225l. to John Chetwynd, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, for two bills of extraordinaries from 1 Feb. 1712–13 to 1 Nov. 1713: to be paid out of Civil List arrears grown due before 1 Aug. 1714 [see supra, pp. 163–6, for the sign manual for the following warrants on pp. 170–6].
Appending: one only of the said bills for the period 1 Feb. 1712–13 to 1 Aug. 1713:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters and Intelligence of all sorts 125 16 6
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 24 13 6
for mourning for [Frederick III] the King of Prussia 40 0 0
£190 10 0
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Windsor Castle 7 Dec. 1713, “I allow 150l. of this bill for six months pursuant to the Regulation.” (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 407–8. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Nov. 23. Same for 1,200l. to John Molesworth, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany and Republic of Genoa, in satisfaction of six bills of extraordinaries in that service from 1 Nov. 1710 to 1 Nov. 1713: to be paid out of Civil List arrears [of Queen Anne] grown due before 1 Aug. 1714.
Appending: said bills:
(1) from 1 Nov. 1710 to 1 May 1711. £
postage of letters at Venice 30
postage of letters at Leyden 35
correspondence at Genoa, Naples, Mantova &c. 35
postage of letters at Genoa, Florence &c 40
stationary ware and Intelligence from all parts 60
fees paid in passing my privy seal and in the several Offices [Exchequer and Treasury] for receiving my equipage money and first quarter's advance of ordinary 30
charges in carrying my family and equipage to Florence 100
mourning for Prince Francis [Cardinal Franciscus Maria de Medicis, d. 3 Feb. 1711, new style, a younger brother of Cosmo III; Grand Duke of Florence] without which I could not have had an audience 100
fees to the Great Duke's officers at the first public audience 20
fees paid to the Great Duke's servants as usual at Xmas 66
£516
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 12 Aug. 1714 hereof. I allow the first five articles of this bill amounting to 200l. for six months as being according to the Regulation. As to the 7th and 8th articles an allowance has been frequently made to his Majesty's Ministers for extraordinary expenses of the like nature: but the sums of 100l. charged on each article I submit to my Lord Treasurer, and as to the 9th and 10th articles I find that the like demands have been made by Mr. Molesworth's predecessors: but I submit them also to my Lord Treasurer.
(2) from 1 Nov. 1711 to 1 May 1712. £
postage at Leyden 65
postage at Florence 35
postage at Genoa 30
postage at Hamburg 20
Correspondence at Rome, Naples, Mantua &c 30
stationery ware and prints [Gazettes &c.] 20
fees to the Court servants at Xmas 66
for a journey to Leghorn, my stay there 14 days and journey back as by order, to settle the Chaplain 30
£296
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated as above. I allow the first six articles as being within the Regulation. As to the 7th I find that Mr. Molesworth's predecessor usually demanded the same: but I submit it to my Lord Treasurer: and as to the 8th article Mr. Molesworth had her Majesty's orders by the Earl of Dartmouth for that service.
(3) from 1 Nov. 1712 to 1 May 1713. £
postage at Leyden 30
postage at Utrecht 30
postage at the Hague and Hamburg 35
postage at Venice and Genoa 35
postage at Florence 40
stationery ware and prints 30
fees to the Great Duke's servants at Christmas as usual 66
£266
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated as above. I allow the first six articles as being according to the Regulation: as to the 7th article Mr. Molesworth's predecessor at Florence usually made the same demand, but I submit it to my Lord Treasurer. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 408–10. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Nov. 23 Money warrant for 99l. 10s. 0d. to James Scott, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland, for one bill of extraordinaries.
Appending: said bill: from 1 May to 1 Aug. 1713: £ s. d.
for postage of letters 46 0 0
for pens, paper and stationery ware 7 10 0
for prints, Gazettes and other Intelligences 16 0 0
for extraordinary entertainments 30 0 0
for the expenses of his several journeys since March 1712, viz. from Dresden to Warsoey [Warsaw]; from Warsoey [Warsaw] to Dantzig; from Dantzig to the country of Mecklenburg by way of Berlin; from Mecklenburg to the Electress Dowager of Saxony's residence at Liechlenberg [Anna Sophia, daughter of Frederick III of Denmark and widow of John George III, Elector of Saxony]; from Liechlenberg [Lichtenburg] to Dresden and from Dresden again to Warsoey: which in all makes above 2,000 English miles 400 0 0
£499 10 0
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 24 March 1713–14 hereof. I allow the first four articles of this bill, amounting to 99l. 10s. 0d., as being within the usual allowance to Envoy Extraordinary in the Northern Courts. As to the 5th article of 400l. for various journeys, Mr. Scott had her Majesty's orders from time to time to make such journeys as being necessary for her service and for putting her commands in execution with King Augustus of Poland [Frederick Augustus, King of Poland, younger son of John George III, Elector of Saxony]; and as Mr. Scott has represented to me that the sum he has demanded is for no more than the expense of post horses in his said journeys it seems reasonable to be allowed. However I submit the said sum to the consideration of the Lord Treasurer. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 410–11. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Nov. 23. Same for 250l. to Benjamin Lodington, Agent and Consul at Tripoly, for one bill of extraordinaries in 1712 in that service.
Appending: said bill dated Tripoly 27 March 1713:
dollars
for the continued annual gifts to the chief officers at their feasts 200
for half a cut of scarlet cloth to the Admiral 150
for fees to the Chief Secretary 100
for a present to the Die [Dey] as has been formerly done, and more especially needful now because no English frigate has appeared before this port since her Majesty's [Queen Anne's] happy accession to the Crown to confirm the Articles of Peace concluded in the late reign 400
for charges of several little gifts to the Commanders of these [Tripoly] men of war, which cannot well be avoided 150
1,000
at 5s. sterling per dollar makes 250l. sterling.
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 13 Aug. 1714. “I do allow this bill.” (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 411–12. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Same for 519l. 6s. 7½d. to Samuel Thompson, Agent and Consul General at Algiers, for [two bills of] his extraordinary disbursements in that service from 10 Aug. 1712 to 10 Aug. 1713.
Appending: said bills (1) 10 Aug. 1712 to 10 Aug. 1713 dated Algiers 31 Aug. 1713:
dollars asper.
for clothing and subsisting here [at Algiers], and passage [money] and provision [for the voyage] of Andrew Sinclair and Ro. Antonison to Gibraltar 32 4 0
duties paid at the Pasqua of Biran accustomary from immemorable time 210 0 0
duties paid at the Pasqua of Corban accustomary from immemorable time 210 0 0
presented to the principal officers in the Royal House as was always accustomary by my predecessor, for their assisting in disputes and accommodating matters which often happens 289 0 0
presented to the Admiral and Principal Sea Officers as has been usual for their civilities to our nation, especially to Bekkeraiz that commanded the ship that Capt. Hemington in her Majesty's ship Bristol unhappily engaged; [to wit, to induce him] to make a favourable report, which he did, and [the incident] is all over 310 0 0
presented the Hasnadar by request of the Bashaw and Dey, “he having just before my arrival rescued [? him] from those that would have murdered him, as he was at his devotion and killed the chief of them on the spot”: in several things to the value of 464 0 0
presented the Bey of Oran for his particular friendship to our nation by only suffering English to trade at that port: 3 cafstans [caftans] 170 4 0
dollars asper 1,686 0 0
£ s. d.
reduced into sterling at 3s. 6d. per asper dollar is in sterling 295 1 0
to three quarters of a year and 11 days’ salary paid to Mr. Geo. Holme, Chaplain to our nation, by her Majesty's command 78 0 0
postage of letters 1 5 0
£374 6 0
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 13 Aug. 1714 hereof. “I do allow this bill.”
(2) An account dated Algier 10 July 1713 of fees paid here at my reception and is what has always been accustomary as may appear by my predecessor's account sent to 20 Feb. 1694:
[Dollars]
to the Principal Secretaries 60
to the Secretaries of the Divan 40
to the Private Secretary 20
to the Moorish Chiauses 15
to the Captain of the Mold [Mole] 46
to the Moorish Druggerman in the Royal House 30
to the Turks Chiaus 40
to the Catalgies and Paikes 40
to the Feather makers 10
to the Shatters 40
to the Cryer of the town 10
to the Pashaw's Chiaus 5
to the Watch on the Mountain 10
[Dollars]
to the Druggerman of the Aga's hekiah 10
to the Pashaw's coffee maker 6
to the Mezeward 10
to the English Druggerman 50
442
£ s. d.
442 Dollars plate reduced into aspers at the current exchange of 87½ per cent. makes Dollars of this country 828, at 3s. 6d. per dollar is sterling 145 0
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 13 Aug. 1714 hereof. “I find by the books in my Office that Mr. Cole, who was Consul at Algier before Mr. Thomson, made the like demand of extraordinary charges at his reception there; which was allowed him: and I do therefore allow this bill.” (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 412–14. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Nov. 23. Money warrant for 150l. to Abraham Stanyan, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons: for one bill of extraordinaries from the 24th June 1713 to Dec. 25 following as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke, late Secretary of State.
Followed by: said Stanyan's bill of extraordinaries [for the succeeding period] 25 Dec. 1713 to 26 April 1714: dated London 10 July 1714:
£
for stationery ware 13
for postage of letters at Berne from London 30
for postage of letters from all other parts 29
paid to Mr. Clignet at Leyden for the postage of pacquets to and from London 28
for the extraordinary charge of transporting myself, family and baggage from Berne to the Hague and from thence to London 250
£350
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 12 Aug. 1714 hereof. I allow the first four articles of this bill as being within the Regulation. As to the fifth article her Majesty's ministers have usually made a demand of an allowance for the extraordinary charge of their journeys and it is very reasonable that a competent sum should be allowed them over and above their ordinary entertainment. But as to the sum of 250l. charged by Mr. Stanyan for his return home I submit it to the consideration of my Lord Treasurer.
Memorandum: the aforegoing bill of extraordinaries being writ on the back of the bill mentioned in the above warrant was sent to the Exchequer and there remains with the said warrant. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 414–15. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Same for 150l. to Geo. Delaval, late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, for one bill of extraordinaries 10 June 1713 to 10 Dec. following: as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke, late Secretary of State. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 415. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Nov. 23. Money warrant for 87l. to the executors of John Wych, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp and Mecklenburg and the Hanse Towns; for one bill of extraordinaries from 30 June 1713 to 16 Oct. following: as allowed by William Bromley, late a Secretary of State. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 415. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Same for 200l. to William Breton, late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia; for one bill of extraordinaries 25 June 1713 to 24 Dec. following: as allowed by Secretary Visct. Townshend. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 416. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Same for 150l. to John Laws, Secretary at Brussels, for one bill of extraordinaries 7 Aug. 1713 to 7 Feb. following: as allowed by William Bromley, late a Secretary of State. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 416. Order Book IX, p. 20.
Same for 225l. to Christian Cole, Secretary at Venice, for his extraordinary disbursements in that service from 30 April 1713 to 31 Jan. following: as allowed by Visct. Bolingbroke, late a Secretary of State. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 416. Order Book IX, p. 20.
William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance. Send the Treasury Lords as soon as you can a state of the debt in the Office of Ordnance as it stood on 13 Oct. 1714 and of what remained on the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance on that day towards payment thereof: as also how much there remained unissued to him of the sums voted the last Session of Parliament in the late Queen's reign: with such observations and remarks of your own thereupon as you shall think proper to make. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 311.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a like state of the debt of the Navy as at Oct. 13 last and of what remained in the Navy Treasurer's hands and of what remained unissued to him on that day &c. as above. Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Montague enclosing Mrs. Preston's petition [missing] for a new lease of the scite of the late dissolved Monastery of Furnes. The Treasury Lords have respited for some time the giving any directions therein. Ibid., p. 313.
Same to the Attorney General. The Treasury Lords having discoursed with you to-day concerning the enclosed drafts [missing] of two [privy seal] warrants, one for paying the [Civil List] Establishment in Scotland, the other for settling compositions for signatures, and being in doubt whether they can regularly direct the payment of an Establishment for the Civil Government of Scotland which will exceed the produce of the revenues applicable thereto (after the charge of the three Courts is taken out of the Customs and Excise in general without respect to any appropriations): and that by the other [warrant] for compositions of signatures [they perceive] that the inheritance of the Crown may be disposed of and tenures changed, their Lordships desire you to reconsider the said drafts along with the Solicitor General, King's Counsel and Lord Chief Baron Smith and to report your opinions as to the abovesaid points. Ibid., p. 314.
Nov. 23. Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to send to my Lords a state of the debt, which on Oct. 13 last remained unsatisfied for Sick and Wounded seamen and what remained unapplied on that day of the moneys which had been imprested for that service. Ibid., p. 315.
Same to the Commissioners for Transports for a like statement of the Transport debt and of remains &c. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe [late Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] for a like statement of the debt to the Guards and Garrisons and Chelsea Hospital and of remains &c. Ibid.
Nov. 24. Royal sign manual dated St. James's for 2,450l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General; whereof 1,600l. is for 16 weeks 1 Aug. [last] to 21 Nov. [inst.] on his ordinary of 100l. a week and the remaining 850l. is for one bill of extraordinaries in the said service between 6 June 1714 and 6 Sept. following: as allowed by William Bromley, late a Secretary of State. (Money warrant dated Nov. 26 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 263. Money Book XXIII, p. 417. Order Book IX, p. 16. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 31.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing the account of James Brydges, now Earl of Carnarvon, as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to wit commencing from 1707 Dec. 24 and ending 22 Dec. 1708: the late Queen having by her privy seal dated 1714 April 12, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 200–2, directed the passing thereof with the sundry allowances as therein, but the said account not being passed before the demise of the said Queen and the said privy seal not having had their full effect, by means whereof it is doubted whether the said account can now be passed by virtue thereof. These presents therefore are to ratify, confirm and approve the said privy seal. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 277–8.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Customs: the new Commissioners to be Sir Walter Young, Sir Matthew Dudley, Sir John Stanley, Sir Charles Piers, Robert Williamson, John Pulteney and Thomas Walker, with 1,000l. per an. salary each: as in place of the said Young, Dudley, Stanley, John Bridges, and the said Williamson, Pulteney and Walker. Ibid., p. 297.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay (out of Civil List moneys grown due before 1 Aug. 1714) 460l. to Richard Marshal, Master of the Stud to the late Queen Anne: for uses as follows: viz.
£
for the salary of himself, grooms and helpers for keeping the said Stud and six running horses at Newmarket for three months from 1 May 1714 to 1 Aug. following 400
for his travelling charges for 20 days at 20s. a day to manage the running for her late Majesty's plates at Newmarket 20
for the travelling charges for 40 days at the same rate to manage the running for her late Majesty's plates in Yorkshire 40
£460
King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 267.
Nov. 24. Royal warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay (out of Civil List moneys grown due before 1 Aug. 1714) 1,070l. 10s. 0d. in satisfaction of several bills of exchange as follows drawn by Capt. George Paddon on account of the redemption of the British captives in Barbary: viz.
£ s. d.
one bill dated from Tetuan the 25 July 1714 drawn on the late Lord Treasurer [Oxford] and payable to John Baptista Sturla or order for 70l. 10s. 0d. mentioned therein to be the price of three Moors subjects to Molishmell bought 70 10 0
one bill dated from Cadiz 20 Aug. 1714 drawn on the late Lord Treasurer [Oxford] and payable to Joseph Hodges or order for 500l. mentioned thereon to be for the redemption of captives from Barbary 500 0 0
one bill dated from Cadiz 30 Sept. 1714 drawn on the late Lord Treasurer [Oxford] and payable to Thomas Hatfeild or order for 500l. mentioned therein to be to complete the redemption of captives from Barbary 500 0 0
£1,070 10 0
The said Capt. Paddon is hereby to be placed in super for said sum in the said Nicholas's accounts. Ibid., p. 268.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Carnarvon [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to send the Treasury Lords an account of all the South Sea Stock subscribed in your name for the Forces and of all the dividends received by you thereupon: and of the disposition thereof and what remains in your hands. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 312.
Same to Mr. Moor [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] for a like account of all South Sea Stock transferred to you by the abovesaid Earl of Carnarvon for the use of the Forces [Abroad] and of the dividends received by you thereupon and the disposition &c. as above. Ibid.
Same to Robert Walpole and the rest of the referees for Army debts. In the last Parliament the sum of 300,000l. was granted towards satisfying the debts due on account to the Land Forces and [Chelsea] outpensioners; and out of the same the sum of 125,117l. 17s. 10d. was appropriated to particular uses, to wit 60,095l. 9s. 2d. to answer Mr. Chetwynd's bills from Genoa and 65,022l. 8s. 8d. for arrears to the Hanover Troops; both which sums have since been paid; as also the further sum of 15,555l. 8s. 6d. for pay to the Holstein Troops and Walloon Regiment of Dragoons; so that of the said 300,000l. there remains now disposeable the sum of 159,326l. 13s. 8d. I am commanded by my Lords to signify this to you, and as the whole debt of the Land Forces is under your consideration to examine and state, my Lords desire you will consider and propose to them how and in what manner and to what uses the remainder of the said sum may best be distributed.
I enclose for your consideration the memorials as follows [all missing] which have been laid before my Lords by the Earl of Carnarvon, viz. one dated 12 Nov. 1714 for money due to the Hospitals and several other services, to be paid out of the said 300,000l.
Another dated the same day for a proportional part of sundry demands for forage to be paid out of the said fund.
Another dated Nov. 19 last relating to bills of exchange payable to Mr. Fisher and Mr. Martin that were drawn by the late [George] Prince of Hesse [Darmstadt].
Another dated Sept. 13 last proportioning 200,000l. to sundry services agreed to in the Committee of Estimates as part of the debt of the Army. Ibid., pp. 312–13.
Nov. 24. Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords have received the King's pleasure that John Brydges should be constituted Receiver General of Excise loco Edward Pauncefort. You are to take the usual security from him. Ibid., p. 313.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Upon consideration of your letter of the 23rd inst. my Lords direct you to lay before them an account of what remained in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy towards satisfying the debts of the Navy as they stood on the 30th Sept. 1714: as also how much then remained to come in of what was voted for the Navy by the last Sessions of Parliament of the late Queen. Ibid., p. 314.
Same to the Transports Commissioners enclosing a report [missing] made by the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army in relation to some expenses for the transportation of seven Regiments from the Low Countries to Great Britain upon her late Majesty's decease. My Lords direct you to peruse same and the accounts annexed thereto and to let them know if any part of the expense in bringing home the said Forces have been borne by your Office and in what Office and by what method you conceive the whole charge of the said Transportation may most properly be accounted for. Ibid., p. 315.
Treasury reference to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the late Malt Lottery, of the petition of Mathew Kirwood shewing that in 1699 he lost 45 Malt Lottery tickets and entered a caveat with Mr. Crompton, then Paymaster thereof, against any payment of the said tickets; but some time after petitioner found the numbers of 23 of them and had duplicates made out; and he has since found the remaining 22 tickets, but the present Paymaster, Mr. Arnold, alleges that some of them are paid and refuses to shew to petitioner the vouchers testifying the same: therefore praying relief. Reference Book IX, p. 199.
Nov. 25. Money warrant for 20l. to William King, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage to Bermuda, whither he is going Chaplain. (Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 418. Order Book IX, p. 16.
Letter of direction for 9,177l. 18s. 1d. to John How, late Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the Lottery anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 18]: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 386,427l. 17s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1714.
for 97 days’ pay June 25 last to Sept. 29 last for the Captains General and the several General and Staff Officers 3,736 8
for 61 days’ pay June 25 last to Aug. 24 last for the several Garrisons in South Britain 2,877 8 3
on account of Contingencies for one quarter's allowance for the Offices of the Secretary at War and Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] from 25 June last to 29 Sept. last 588 15 0
on same account [of Contingencies] to satisfy warrants signed by his Majesty 44 6
in further part of 20,170l. 1s. 6d. for Forces at New York, Annapolis, Placentia and Bermudas to 25 Dec. 1714.
for the subsistence of the Garrison of Annapolis Royal and the Company at Bermudas from 25 June last to Oct. 24 last 1,667 6 4
in full for the provisions for the Garrison of Placentia to the same time: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners on account for provisions furnished by them to the said Garrison 263 13 4
£9,177 18 1
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 30.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Bernard Hutchins, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, for the transfer to his account of the third 2s. Aid [anno 1713] of an overpayment of 148l. 6s. 1d. on his account of the Land Tax anno 1712. Reference Book IX, p. 199.
Same to same of the petition of Walter Jones for restoration to the office of General Surveyor of the Duties on Houses which he executed for several years with great faithfulness but was turned out in 1710. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Vernon and Robert Cholmley, two of the sureties of John Weston, late Receiver General for Co. Surrey, praying (in consideration of some hardships they have suffered on Weston's account) that they may receive such extraordinary allowances as shall be made to him. Ibid., p. 200.
Nov. 25. Same to same of the petition of the abovesaid John Weston, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Surrey, praying a consideration for his extraordinary charges in bringing up his moneys to the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Dee and William Dee proposing their securities, detailed, as Receivers General for the Duties on Houses for Co. Sussex. (Treasury warrant dated 1714–15 Jan. 25 to the King's Remembrancer to take the said securities in 3,000l.) (Treasury commission dated Jan. 25.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 142, 143, 144.
Same to same of the petition of Benjamin Derbie proposing a change in his securities, detailed, as same for same for Co. Dorset. (Report dated 1714–15 Jan. 7 from the Commissioners for Taxes hereon.) (Treasury warrant dated March 8 hereon to the King's Remembrancer to take the said new security.) Ibid., pp. 132, 160.
Nov. 26. Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 July 6, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 310, for 666l. 17s. 11d. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Farmer of Post Fines. Order Book VIII, p. 455.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth Navy bills to reimburse Josiah Burchet, Secretary to the Admiralty, the assessments to Land Tax anno 1713 on Admiralty Office salaries. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 28.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the gross and neat produce of the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cider and Perry granted [by 12 Anne, c. 2] for one year from 23 June 1713 to 24 June 1714. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 316.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of all the moneys which were lent on the Malt Act [12 Anne, c. 2, clause 43, for a loan of 700,000l. thereon at 5 per cent.] for the year ended 24 June 1714 “and therein to compute the Deficiency of principal and interest.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Thomas Wheeler, gent., for a commission of inquiry of certain lands &c. in Foulness, Co. Essex, to the value of 50l. per an. alleged to be escheated to the Crown as being purchased by an alien. Reference Book IX, p. 199.
Same to the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners of the petition of John Hodgson, Geo. Luxford and Geo. Sawbridge, sureties for Thomas Wells, Inspector of the Surveyors employed in the Duty of Hawkers and Pedlars, who, being entrusted by the said Commissioners to give out licences to hawkers in the country, stands indebted 189l. 9s. 0d. to that revenue; petitioners shewing that Wells had the misfortune to trust several hawkers who never paid him for their licence to the amount of 167l. 7s. 0d. and that he has demands for extraordinary charges in his employment and for salary to Michaelmas 1713 (he having served till the middle of September), “which if taken in discharge of said debt would near satisfy the same”: therefore praying that they may be discharged of their surety bonds on their paying what shall then remain due. Reference Book IX, p. 199.
Nov. 26. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Christopher Frankling, Comptroller of Berwick on Tweed, being very old, praying leave to resign his place to his son, William Frankling. Ibid., p. 200.
Treasury commission to John Dee and William Dee to be Receivers General of Land Tax anno 1714 for part of Co. Sussex, viz. the Rapes of Hastings, Pevensey and the Upper Division of Lewes Rape and the Cinque Ports of Rye, Hastings, Winchelsea, Seaford and Pevensey. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 158.
Nov. 27. Letter of direction for 21,992l. 14s. 3d. to Robert Walpole, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Forces: out of Contributions on the Lottery anno 1714: and is to be applied to services as follow: viz.
in further part of 386,427l. 17s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1714 Dec. 25. £ s. d.
for one month's subsistence Nov. 25 inst. to Dec. 24 next to the several Regiments, Troops and Companies in Great Britain 19,032 14 3
for the 12 Companies of Invalids, 80l. each upon account of their pay from 25 Oct. last to Dec. 24 next 960 0 0
in further part of 42,785l. 14s. 4d. for Chelsea Hospitals and Outpensioners [anno 1714]..
on account for the pensioners belonging to said Hospital for the support of sick men in the Infirmary and such other pressing occasions of the said Hospital and pensioners as may be found absolutely necessary to be forthwith supplied 2,000 0 0
£21,992 14 3
Likewise for the issue of a further sum of 4,078l. 15s. 0d. to said Walpole on his unsatisfied order [for the Guards and Garrison] out of unappropriated moneys remaining in the Exchequer before 12 June last [being arrears received on the following branches of the revenue]: viz.
£ s. d.
arrears of Malt Duties anno 1712 [as by 10 Anne, c. 7] 742 12
arrears of the third Quarterly Poll [as by 9 Wm. III., c. 38] 0 4 0
arrears of the eleventh 4s. Aid [as by 6 Anne, c. 35] 511 11
arrears of the twelfth 4s. Aid [as by 7 Anne, c. 1] 1,578 15 10
arrears of the thirteenth 4s. Aid [as by 8 Anne, c. 1] 8 0 0
arrears of the fourteenth 4s. Aid [as by 9 Anne, c. 1] 1,237 10 11
£4,078 15 0
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 29.
Nov. 27. Same for 50,000l. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of moneys arising by the sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to the payment of wages to ships ordered to be laid up. Ibid., p. 30.
Jo. Taylour to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing for their examination and report the several proposals [all missing] which have been made to the Treasury Lords for victualling the Garrison of Gibraltar: viz. from
Stephen Bisse and Arthur Stert.
Robert Chester.
Robert Pattinson and Company.
John Howlett.
Thomas Milling.
Michael Heron.
Samuel Phillips.
Thomas Ekines.
and a proposal transmitted to my Lord by Lord Townsend.
Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 316.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed anonymous letter [missing] signed J. S. charging Mr. William Le Merchant, the King's Attorney at Guernsey, with ill conduct relating to some extended tobacco belonging to one Perrin, a Virginia merchant, who failed some time since indebted to the Crown. Ibid., p. 317.
Nov. 27. William Lowndes to same. Send my Lords a certificate how and by whom the office of Inspector of Prosecutions in the Exchequer Court has been executed since it was granted by patent and whether it is likely to be of more advantage to the revenue that it should be exercised under a patent than by deputation from yourselves upon a warrant from the Treasury. Ibid.
Fresh reference to same of the petition of Thomas Jenkin, searcher of Chichester port, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 331, under date 30 June 1714. Reference Book IX, p. 185.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of James Philips, Receiver General of Taxes for South Wales, praying payment of — for his extraordinaries in returning his moneys to the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 200.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Willard and John Writtle, two of the riding officers of the Customs in Co. Sussex, for 40l. for the reward as by the royal Proclamation of 1713 Oct. 18 for the conviction of William Wimble for exporting wool. Reference Book IX, p. 200.
Nov. 27. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Edward Teddeman, Commander of the Shoreham sloop appointed to cruize on the coast of Sussex to prevent the exportation of wool, praying 200l. reward as by the above Proclamation for the conviction of John Spice and four others, at 40l. each, for exporting wool. Ibid.
Nov. 29. Royal sign manual dated St. James's for 1,000l. to John, Earl of Stair, “which we are graciously pleased to allow him for the charges of his journey to Paris and back to England, whom we are sending to our good brother the Most Christian King to notify our accession to the Crown.” (Money warrant dated Dec. 2 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 265. Order Book IX, p. 18. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 31.
An identical sign manual dated Dec. 3 is entered for the like sum for the same reason. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) There is no money order hereon and it is difficult to decide whether this is a duplicate entry made by mistake or a second payment on the same account as the first payment above. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 275.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Samuel Edwards, Charles Low and Thomas Fletcher, Paymasters of the interest on Exchequer Bills: as imprest for the payment of such interest. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 419. Order Book IX, p. 17.
J. Taylour to the Attorney General. It has been represented to my Lords that upon the alteration of all Commissioners of the Customs those who have been last appointed have been named after such as were in former Commissions. My Lords desire you to insert the names accordingly in the new Commission. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 317.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Creswick, son of Henry Creswick, of Morton in the Marsh, Co. Gloucester, praying for the post of Examiner of Outport Books, vacant by Mr. Hay's removal. Reference Book IX, p. 200.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward Pauncefort, Cashier of Excise, praying allowance of 411l. 4s. 2d. for fees &c. on his payments into the Exchequer of in all 1,798,169l. 11s. 4½d. for Excise from Midsummer 1713 to Midsummer 1714. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of George Murray as Paymaster of the 1714 Lottery for 1,400,000l.
Prefixing: said Murray's petition and report by the Deputy King's Remembrancer on his proposed securities.
Followed by: Treasury commission to said Murray. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 354–5.
Nov. 29. Same to the Salt Commissioners to employ Hugh Lloyd, the eldest supernumerary at Flint, as salt officer there at 40l. per an. and Edward Hoply and John Powell as watchmen [for salt] there at a salary of 7s. per week each.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners. We have an account from Mr. Richard Bell, Collector of Salt Duties at Flint, that there is an entry made by Mr. Philip Peck for the salt work at Flint which hath not been worked these two years and that there will want an officer and two watchmen for that work. Ibid., p. 360.
Nov. 30. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Edward Nicholas to pay 1,800l. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, for 3 years to Xmas 1713 in part of 2,100l. arrears due at 1714 June 24 on a yearly pension or sum of 600l. on the Establishment [of private pensions] of the late Queen Anne: to be paid out of the moneys imprested to said Nicholas out of Civil List moneys [of the late Queen Anne] due before 1 Aug. last.
1,800l. to Thomas, Earl of Westmorland, for three years to 1713 Xmas on the like yearly pension.
300l. to Thomas, Lord Howard of Effingham, for half a year to 1713 Xmas on the like yearly pension.
1,500l. to John, Duke of Argyll, for half a year to 1713 Xmas on a yearly pension or sum of 3,000l. per an.
1,000l. to Maynard, Duke of Schomberg, for one year to Xmas 1713 on the yearly pension or sum of 1,000l. per an.
300l. to Benjamin Mildmay for same time on a like of 300l. per an.
3,000l. to Scroop, Earl of Bridgewater, for three years to Xmas 1713 on the yearly pension of 1,000l.
1,500l. to John, Earl of Mar, for half a year to Xmas 1713 on the yearly pension of 3,000l. (fn. 1) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 266.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for giving authority and power to the Lord Treasurer and the Barons of the Exchequer for compounding Customs seizures: all for the avoidance of vexation of our loving subjects and strangers. Ibid., pp. 269–72.
Same dated same to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a new Commission of the Revenue in Ireland, the new Commissioners to be Sir Thomas Southwell, Kt., William Strickland, William Connelly, Sir Henry Bunbury and Thomas Medlicot as Commissioners of Excise and the said Southwell, Strickland, Connelly, Bunbury, Horatio Walpole, Thomas Medlicot and Phillips Gibbon as Chief Commissioners and Governors of the Revenue of Ireland, with 1,000l. per an. each: all in place of the present Commissioners, Thomas Keightley, Samuel Ogle, Sir Henry Bunbury, Stephen Ludlow, Thomas Medlicot (Excise Commissioners) and Keightley, Ogle, Bunbury, Ludlow, Medlicot, Francis Roberts and Horace Walpole (Revenue Commissioners). Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 598.
Nov. 30. The Treasury Lords to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to report on the enclosed report [missing] made by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, London, on the petition of Major General [Gilbert] Primrose, Major General [Joseph] Sabine, Brigadier [George] Preston and Brigadier Corbett for the difference between English and Irish subsistence from 24 June 1713 to Aug. 24 following, the time between their being placed on the Irish Establishment and their going thither. Ibid., p. 599.
Treasury confirmation of the dormant warrant for the pension of 1,000l. per an. to Thomas, Earl of Kinnoull, out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 353, under date 1709 Sept. 9. Money Book XXIII, p. 433; XX, p. 130.
William Lowndes to Sir John Vanbrugh, Mr. Travers, Mr. Joynes and Mr. Bobart to examine the enclosed petition [missing] of several persons concerning debts owing to them on account of the buildings at Woodstock. Please state and adjust the debt now remaining due to the workmen and others upon that account. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 318.
Same to Lord Carnarvon to report on the enclosed papers [missing] sent to the Treasury Lords by Lord Townsend by the King's command, being two memorials of [Hermann, freiherr von Beveren] the Envoy from the Elector of Treves relating to the payment of certain arrears which he alleges to be due to his master for subsidies. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War. The late Queen signed three Establishments of the same tenour for the Garrison of Upnor Castle which happened not to be countersigned before her death. I enclose them with Mr. How's memorial relating thereto [all missing]. The Treasury Lords desire that same may be laid before the King for his confirmation so as the passing of Mr. Howe's account may not be delayed for want thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Earl of Carnarvon relating to the offreckonings of Major General [John] Hill's Regiment payable to Edward Turner as assignee of Robert Peters, a debtor to the Crown [as former Receiver General for Co. Herts]. Ibid., p. 319.
Treasury reference to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of the Earl of Manchester proposing his securities, detailed, for the office of Collector Outwards of the Customs and Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage in London port, to which office he was admitted in August last. Reference Book IX, p. 201.

Footnotes

1 There is confusion and misdirection in this warrant. All arrears up to 1713 Midsummer of pensions payable by Nicholas were chargeable on Queen Anne's Civil List Lottery and should have been directed to be paid by the Paymasters thereof under the terms of the appropriation clause in the Act 12 Anne, c. 11, for that Lottery. Furthermore all the items in this list concern the Exchequer and should have been directed to be paid out of Anne's Civil List moneys in the Exchequer. Edward Nicholas was of course fed by Civil List money out of the Exchequer, but the pensions which he paid were the private and personal pensions and bounties granted by Queen Anne and her sister Queen Mary. They were quite distinct from pensions payable directly out of the Exchequer.