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December 1714, 1-10

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'Warrant Books: December 1714, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 186-199. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86473 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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December 1714, 1-10

Dec. 1. Letter of direction for 9,429l. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of moneys arisen by sale of public South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to the payment of Woolwich Yards for Midsummer and Michaelmas quarters anno 1713. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 31.
Dec. 1. Same for 23,381l. 6s. 6½d. to the Wardrobe and to Edward Nicholas as follows: out of Civil List moneys grown due before Aug. 1 last: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to clear what is due in the said Office at Xmas 1713 11,800 16
to Edward Nicholas on the order in his name for 40,000l. [for the late Queen's private pensions] 11,580 10 0
£23,381 6
Ibid.
Treasury confirmation of a letter of direction of Sept. 28 last for 210l. out of the Civil List arrears of Wm. III., ut supra, p. 97. Ibid., p. 11.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay (out of money coming to your hands on the head of Wages) what remains due to the Duke of Leeds on his pay as Vice Admiral of the Fleet at the time of her late Majesty's demise, notwithstanding the debt in dispute between his Grace and the Newells. Ibid., p. 32.
Same to the Earl of Godolphin to hasten the account of the charges of the Coronation in your Office as Cofferer, ut supra, p. 168. (The like letter to the Works and the Duke of Montague [for the Great Wardrobe].) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 319.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. The enclosed affidavit [missing] of Mary Sparke against Thomas Beresford, a distributor of stamped paper &c. in Co. Somerset, having been laid before my Lords they direct you forthwith to dismiss him. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to restore Jeremiah Greble to his former place of Deputy Comptroller of Customs at Rye.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Greble's petition shewing that he was dismissed soon after the election on a trumped up charge for voting for John Norris and Philip Gibbon. Greble was appointed 21 July 1709. The Board being informed of several irregular practices carried on by the officers of that part of the coast did on the 15 Aug. 1713 direct Charles Shelley to inspect Rye port. He reported 31 Aug. 1713 and thereon several articles of charge were sent [by us] to the Collector, George Shuckburgh, since deceased, Mr. Dansey, the Surveyor, and Greble. On their answers we dismissed Greble 27 Oct. 1713 and made several other regulations in the port which we laid before the Treasury. On reconsidering his case and hearing him thereon it appeared that he had committed several irregularities in his duty, which he excuses by a misunderstanding between the then Collector and himself and the irregular practices in use at that port. It does not appear that he was guilty of any fraud and the port is now under a better regulation, the Collector being an officer of good experience. We do not object to his restoration, but pray leave to recommend to your Lordships’ favour Edward Smyth, the present Deputy Comptroller, he having been instructed in this port and well behaved himself. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 173–4.
Dec. 1. Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] to deliver up the [old] surety bonds of Lord Denbigh as a Teller of the Receipt, he having given new security for his said office. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 356.
Dec. 2. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Edward Nicholas to pay the several sums as follows amounting to 3,500l. which he was directed to pay before the demise of Queen Anne, no part thereof having been paid before her demise in regard there was not money sufficient in the Exchequer applicable to the Civil Government to satisfy the same: viz. to
£
Giles Brianson (Bryanson), Esq 800
Thomas Amias, Esq. 600
Robert Bryan 382
the said late Queen's Almoner for 1714 June 24 quarter to the poor [at the Gate] on 900l. per an 225
the Duchess of Buckingham for same quarter on 1,200l. per an. 300
the Countess Dowager of Arlington for same quarter on 1,000l. per an. 250
Margaret Townsend for one year to 1714 June 24 100
Fran[ce]s Sorell for same time 400
Sarah Miller for same time 13
Richard Bradley for same time 40
David Morris for same time 20
Eliza[beth] Colvert for same time 30
Alice Vaughan for same time 20
Margaret Jollife for same time 20
Theodore Randue for half a year to 1714 Jan. 24 20
Col. Richard Baggot for three quarters to 1714 Lady day 75
ditto, a quarter more 25
Earl of Jersey for three quarters to 1714 Lady day 75
the Churchwardens of Westminster for three quarters to same time for the poor 75
Susanna Le Circler for a year to same time 15
John How's (House) for 1713 Michaelmas quarter 15
£3,500
Appending: certificate by William Clayton, Deputy Auditor of the Receipt, of three letters of direction directed to Charles, Lord Halifax, late Auditor of the Receipt, from the Treasury dated respectively July 16, 23 and 27 for the issue to Edward Nicholas of respectively 500l., 1,500l. and 1,500l., making 3,500l. in all: but that none of the said sums have been so issued, “there being no [Civil List] money to pay the same at the time the letters were directed to be satisfied.”
(2) Certificate by said Nicolas of the payments ordered by her late Majesty: total 3,500l., the items being as above. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 273–5.
Dec. 2. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a fee or salary of 500l. per an. to Richard Topham as Keeper of the Records within the Tower of London, being the salary granted to him by the late Queen Anne during pleasure only, although the grant of said office to him was for his natural life. Ibid., p. 276.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to John Roos, gent., of the office of Chief Engraver of the King's Signets, Seals, Stamps and Arms (the engraving of the irons and dyes for the Mint and Medals only excepted): with the yearly fee or salary of 50l.: during pleasure: being the office granted to him by the late Queen. Ibid., p. 277.
Royal letters patent appointing Edward Ashe as Clerk of the Ordnance loco Christopher Musgrave, Esq., whose patent dated 1702 July 15 is hereby revoked. Ibid., pp. 454–6.
The like to constitute John Armstrong as Chief Engineer of all the King's Garrisons, Castles, Forts, Blockhouses and other Fortifications whatsoever in Great Britain loco Michael Richards, whose patent dated 1711 Sept. 12 is hereby revoked. Ibid., pp. 457–8.
The like appointing Michael Richards, Brigadier General of the Forces, to be Surveyor (Supervisor) of the Ordnance, Munitions and Habiliments of War in the Tower and elsewhere in England and Ireland: with the fee of 2s. a day: during pleasure. Ibid. XXVII, p. 20.
The like appointing Harry Mordaunt to be Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance loco Charles Eversfeild, whose patent dated 30 June 1712 is hereby revoked. Ibid., pp. 171, 173.
The like constituting James Craggs to be Clerk of the Deliveries in the Ordnance: with the fee of 12d. a day: loco Richard King, whose patent dated 1713 June 30 is hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 139.
Treasury warrant to Sir James Bateman et al., Trustees for sale of public South Sea Stock, to repay themselves out of the subscription money for said stock, as it is sold, the further sum of 200,000l. advanced by said Trustees [to the Exchequer] on credit of being repaid out of such subscription money with interest: the repayment thereof when in Course (after payment and discharge of the former sum of 200,000l. similarly lent and secured) to be weekly on every Tuesday in sums of not less than 1,000l. Money Book XXIII, p. 419.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. Send my Lords a certificate of the produce of the several branches of the Customs revenue since Michaelmas 1688 so far as the accounts are passed, [such certificates] containing the gross produce of each branch, the several drawbacks, the charge of debentures and the net money actually paid into the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 319.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Churchill for payment of 297l. 11s. 3d. due to him upon bills for stationery ware delivered into the Secretary of State's Office in the reign of Wm. III., which he alleges was directed to be paid in the late Treasurer Godolphin's time. Ibid.
Dec. 2. Treasury reference to Thomas Jet, one of the Auditors of Land Revenues, of the petition of Thomas Rudge shewing that he has been Receiver General of [Crown] Land Revenues in the several counties of Southampton, Wilts, Gloucester, Somerset and Dorset ever since January 1694 and did qualify himself upon the demise of her late Majesty pursuant to the Act in that behalf and has regularly accounted from time to time for his receipts: nevertheless without any notice given, or anything laid to his charge, one Mr. Mallet, when Secretary to Sir William Windham, late Chancellor of the Exchequer, has obtained a grant of petitioner's office and thereby great confusion will be occasioned in the accounts of said revenue by petitioner's receiving part and Mallet receiving other part; petitioner conceiving said grant to have been obtained by Mallet by surprise and contrary to what was intended by a letter sent to Sir William Wyndham by order of Treasurer Shrewsbury that none of the Receivers of the Revenue should be removed till the Treasury was acquainted therewith: therefore praying relief. Reference Book IX, p. 201.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Perrin shewing that for several years he was a considerable trader to Virginia and paid near 100,000l. in Customs, but by great losses at sea is unable to pay his [tobacco] bonds and his effects are extended and he imprisoned in the Fleet for the last two or three years in a miserable condition, having a wife and five small children: therefore praying his liberty. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Robert Bedoe for renewal of the Queen's warrant for 100l. per an. to him for cleansing the streets &c. before Whitehall, the same being determined by her Majesty's demise. Ibid., p. 202.
Treasury warrant to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to appoint Robert Fitzgerald, Esq., as Counsel for the Revenue under your management loco James Woodhouse. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 600.
Same to same to appoint Richard Nuttall, Esq., to solicit the prosecution of lawsuits and to draw out and examine the quit rents and forfeitures and other rents of the Crown in Ireland loco Benjamin Chetwood, Esq. Ibid.
Dec. 3. Royal warrant to Robert Walpole, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay 244l. to John, Duke of Argyll, for his pay 1714 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 as General and Commander in Chief of the Forces in North Britain, being 61 days at 4l. a day.
And 120l. to same for the like pay from 25 Sept. 1714 (the date of his commission) to 24 Oct. following, being 30 days at 4l. a day. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 374.
For the royal sign manual for 1,000l. to John, Earl of Stair, see supra, p. 184, under date Nov. 29. Ibid., p. 275.
Royal warrant dormant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords by virtue of the general letters of privy seal dated Sept. 29 last, supra, p. 90, to pay all moneys [arrears] due at any time before the death of the late Queen Anne for any fees, salaries, pensions or other annual payments directed by any her letters of privy seal to be paid at the Receipt: all by reason that the several privy seals of the said late Queen which authorised the payment of such fees &c. at the Receipt are become void by her death whereby sums for which warrants have been made out cannot be satisfied nor other sums remaining due thereon at her death. Care is to be taken that all such payments be made out of the said late Queen's Civil List money. Ibid., p. 279.
Dec. 3. Royal sign manual for 1,554l. to George Delaval for 518 days 1712 July 25 to 1713 Dec. 25 on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary from the late Queen Anne to the King of Portugal and to treat with the Emperor of Fez, Morocco &c.: to be hereby paid out of the late Queen's Civil List arrears. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 279. Order Book IX, p. 21.
Same for 5,000l to John, Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe: as imprest towards discharging the debts and arrears incurred in the Office of the Great Wardrobe at any time in the reign of the late Queen Anne: to be paid out of the arrears of the said Queen's Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon. With two later Treasury renewals dated 1718 May 23 and 1724 Oct. 31 thereof.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 280. Order Book VIII, p. 25.
Same for 1,176l. to Matthew Prior ("who is employed in our service at the Court of our good brother the Most Christian King"): whereof 976l. is for 122 days from Aug. 1 last to Dec. 1 inst. on his ordinary of 8l. a day and 200l. is in satisfaction of his extraordinary disbursements within the said time in the same service. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 15 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 280. Order Book IX, p. 25. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 34.
Money warrant for 2,066l. 0s. 4½d. to Sir Robert Harrison, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Oxford, for so much overpaid by him on his account of Land Tax anno 1712: and is to be immediately repaid into the Receipt on his account of the Land Tax anno 1713. (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 8 Aug. 1716 hereof.) Money Book XXIII, p. 420. Order Book IX, p. 23.
Same for 148l. 6s. 1d. to Bernard Hutchins, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, for a like overpayment in his account of Land Tax anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 1]; to be transferred to his account of same anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 1]. (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1715–16 March 23 hereof.) Money Book XXIII, p. 420. Order Book IX, p. 24.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to satisfy, by way of records of surplusages, the surplusage of 42l. 14s. 10d. owing to Thomas, Earl Thanet, on his account as Sheriff of Westmorland for the year ended 1706 Sept. 29 and the surplusage of 39l. 10s. 5d. owing to Sir Charles Dalston on his account as Sheriff of Cumberland for the year ended 1713 Sept. 29; and the surplusage of 7l. 15s. 11d. owing to William Dobson and Samuel Clerke, Sheriffs of the City [and County of the City] of York, for the year ended 1714 Sept. 29. The said three surplusages amounting in all to 90l. 1s. 2d. are hereby to be paid out of the debit resting on the account of Edward Herle, Sheriff of Co. Cornwall, for the year ended 1713 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusages and remains respectively.
Appending: petition by said creditor Sheriffs. Money Book XXIII, pp. 421–421a.
Dec. 3. Letter of direction for 3,500l. to Edward Nicholas on the order in his name for 40,000l.: out of Civil List moneys [of the late Queen] grown due before 1 Aug. 1714. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 32.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to depute John Creswick as one of the Examiners of the Outport Books loco William Hays, dismissed.
Nicholas Gatehouse (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port) as a same in the superior list ibid. loco John Allen, deceased.
Richard Bell to succeed said Gatehouse in the inferior list.
Anthony Machell as Riding Surveyor from Newcastle to Newbiggen loco Edward Anderson, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 174, 174b.
Treasury reference to the same of the petition of William Young et al. shewing that they are in prison for exporting wool and in a most miserable, starving condition; that six others are already dead that were also guilty: therefore praying my Lords to commiserate their condition. Reference Book IX, p. 202.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Sir John Conway, bart., one of the sureties of Thomas Floyd [Lloyd], late Receiver of Taxes for North Wales, shewing that he is indebted 1,600l. to [the Crown as surety for] the said Receiver which he intended to pay last Michaelmas term, but has been disappointed in selling an estate; therefore praying stay of process. Ibid.
Same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Richard Marshall, Studmaster, shewing that for the better keeping and feeding in the winter his Majesty's stud in Hampton Court House Park it is necessary that there should be a stable built on each side of the park with a paled paddock adjoining to each stable and that the other stables there, with the paling and the deer pens, should be put into good repair so that the stud and deer may be kept apart and preserved from cold, storms and floods. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland to grant to William Burgh, Esq., the office of Comptroller General and Accomptant General in Ireland: during pleasure: being the office now held by him by grant from Queen Anne, which grant is hereby revoked. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 601.
Dec. 4. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Barnabas Scudamore, bart., shewing that he was appointed in 1706 Collector of Liverpool port and remained there till 13 Sept. 1709, during which time he made constant and regular returns of his receipts: therefore praying delivery of his [surety] bonds. Reference Book IX, p. 202.
Dec. 4. Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of the sureties of Robert Brown, late Receiver of Taxes for part of Co. Norfolk, praying stay of process, they having reduced his debt from 9,000l. to 756l. 3s. 1d. Ibid., p. 203.
Same to same of the petition of Nathaniell Tredcroft, late Receiver General for part of Sussex, praying a reimbursement of his charges in taking out his commission for the Land Tax anno 1714, which [commission] is superseded. Ibid.
Dec. 6. Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Thomas Lowther: without account: to be by him paid and applied “to such uses and services as we have directed.” (Money warrant dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 281. Order Book IX, p. 22. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 33.
Same for 216l. 9s. 0d. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies; whereof 200l. is to be by him paid over as a present from the King to Monsieur D' L'Orme, Resident from the King of Poland [Charles Pierre D'Elorme or Lorme, Resident from the Elector of Saxony as King of Poland]: and the remaining 16l. 9s. 0d. is for [Exchequer and other] fees on the receipt thereof. (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 281. Order Book IX, p. 18. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 33.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Appeals in Excise: the new Commissioners to be Thomas Goodman, John Shorter, James Montague, Peter Hussey and Pollexfen Drake: in place of Sir William Honywood, Walter Hungerford, Duncan Dee, William Gower and Edward Hungerford, whose commission dated 12 Anne is hereby revoked. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 283.
Same to same for a great seal for a new Commission for the Duties on Leather (hides, vellom and parchment), Land Taxes and Houses Duties: the new Commissioners to be William Walbancke, Nicholas Vincent, Paul Burrard, John Williams, Anthony Dawley and Brian Fairfax: with 500l. per an. each: in place of Richard Shorediche, William Walbancke, Roger Millart, Justinian Isham, Thomas Legh and Reginald Ryley, whose commission dated 12 Anne is hereby revoked. (The patent hereon bears date 22 Dec. 1714.) Ibid., p. 289.
Same to same for a great seal to appoint Sir Basil Dixwell as Auditor of Excise: with 500l. per an. for himself and 200l. per an. for the charge of three clerks: loco Robert Davers, whose patent (being during pleasure of the late Queen) is hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 290.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to James, Duke of Montrose: for secret service. (Money warrant dated Dec. 13 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 15 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 292. Order Book IX, p. 22. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 34.
Dec. 6
and 7.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Clement Cotterel for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his fee or salary as Master of the Ceremonies.
60l. 16s. 8d. and 50l. to John Inglis for same time as respectively Master of the Ceremonies and Marshall of the Ceremonies: to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Queen Anne's Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 165.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to appoint Joseph Greenway as distributor of stamps for the West Division of Co. Somerset loco Thomas Beresford, dismissed.
John Hudson as a stamper in the Stamp Office [London] loco Frederick Milford, deceased.
Henry Allestree as a distributor of stamps at Derby loco — Hodges, the present distributor there. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 356, 357.
Dec. 6. Same to the Customs Commissioners to restore Henry Baker to his office of Surveyor General of the Riding Officers appointed for guarding the coasts of Kent and Sussex, in which office he was some time since superseded by Thomas Lambard, whose appointment is hereby revoked. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 172.
Dec. 7. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Salt Duties: the new Commissioners to be Benjamin Mildmay, John Danvers, Thomas Woodcock, James Cardonnel and Charles Dent: with 500l. per an. salary each: in place of John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Humphry Griffith, Edward Brereton and Martin Lister, alias Killegrew, whose commission dated 12 Anne is hereby revoked. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 282.
Same to same for a great seal to appoint Henry Lyddell to be Receiver General of Stamp Duties loco William Frankland, deceased: with 300l. per an. Ibid., p. 284.
Same to same for a great seal for a new Commission of Stamps, the new Commissioners to be Richard Martin, Richard Pye, Thomas Warner, Nicholas Carew, senr., and Roger Gale: with 400l. per an. salary each: in place of Sir Brocas Gardiner, Thomas Palmer, Charles Vivian, Richard Shelton and George Cowper, whose commission dated 13 Anne is hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 285.
Same to same for a great seal for a new Commission of Wine Licences: the new Commissioners to be Robert Lowndes, Daniel Deering, Richard Plumpton, William George Cresset and Charles Greenwood: with 300l. per an. salary each: in place of Robert Lowndes, William Congreve, John Wyndham, George Scott, and John Floyer, whose commission dated 11 Anne is hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 286.
Same to same for a great seal to constitute William Wekett to be one of the four Messengers in Ordinary of the Receipt of the Exchequer: being the office lately granted to him by the late Queen Anne: with the usual fee or salary of 4½d. a day and 24s. per an. for a livery to be paid by the Master of the Great Wardrobe: and all [expenses of] riding journeys as well within the Receipt of the Exchequer as within the Chancery which belong to his said office. Ibid., p. 288.
Dec. 7. The like for Joseph Richards, John Barrett and Samuell Clark to be the three other Messengers of the said Receipt. Ibid.
Privy seal for 500l. to John, Earl of Stair, as equipage and 5l. a day ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to France and 3l. a day ordinary as Plenipotentiary to same. Ibid., p. 292.
Treasury warrant to the South Sea Company to permit James, Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to transfer 640l. of South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public to Col. Clement Nevill in discharge of three bills of exchange drawn by him when in Spain on James Brydges, now the said Earl, for the subsistence of the prisoners there: viz.
£
one bill dated 2 March 1712–13 payable to Robert Gordon or order 100
one bill dated 3 March 1712–13 payable to Sir Richard Cantillon 290
one bill dated 4 April 1713 payable to Isaac Lenoix 250
£640
Money Book XXIII, p. 422.
Money warrants for the following out of the late Queen Anne's Civil List [Lottery and Civil List] arrears: viz.
2,000l. to Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch, now Duchess of Monmouth, for half a year to Xmas 1713 on her annuity.
300l. to Sir Francis Windham for same time on his same.
50l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax for same time on their perpetuity.
30l. to Jane Browning, relict of Micha. Browning, late Commander of the Mountjoy of Londonderry, for same time on her pension for the loss of her husband in breaking the boom on the river Derry.
150l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for same time on their fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobe Keeper of her late Majesty's Palace at Kensington.
98l. 13s. 4d. to Malachy Thurston for same time on his several fees of 20 marks per an. and 10s. a day as Knight Harbinger to her late Majesty.
Ibid., pp. 425–6.
Same for 250l. to Thomas Lane for same half year on his annuity. Ibid., p. 428.
Treasury confirmation of a dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated 1707 Dec. 16 to the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to pay (out of wood sales in any royal woods within your survey) the taxes for lands laid into Windsor Great and Little Parks and the coppices called Fangrove and Knowlgrove in Co. Surrey, as also for a house purchased by Queen Anne at Windsor, which taxes have “hitherto” been paid out of the Privy Purse. Money Book XIX, p. 137.
Dec. 7. Letter of direction for 50,000l. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the money arisen by the sale of public South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£
to the head of Wages.
for wages to ships ordered to be laid up 32,000
for half pay officers 18,000
£50,000
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 33.
Same for 9,850l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys grown due since Aug. 1. last: on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Household: and is intended to be applied towards the purveyance for his Majesty's Household according to a memorial from the Board of Greencloth in that behalf. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Carnarvon. Col. Clement Nevill has informed my Lords that his account of moneys received and paid by him for prisoners in Spain has been some time given in to you. Please send my Lords a state thereof so that it may be referred to the Auditors and brought into the proper method and passed according to the Course of the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 320.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn. My Lords are well informed that Mr. Brown, who is employed at Windsor as Clerk of the Works there, has by his late insolent and disorderly behaviour rendered himself unfit to be continued in his Majesty's service. You are to take care he be immediately dismissed and not again employed by you in any office or business belonging to his Majesty's Works whatsoever. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clayton. Send me a certificate of the Deficiencies upon the Lottery Annuities or any other Fonds at the Exchequer not already provided for by Parliament; and an estimate of what will be wanting to make good to the Navy in the year commencing from Xmas 1714 the payments which are to be made to the South Sea Company on their fond. Ibid., p. 321.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Arthur Price to be Customer of Milford port: being his present office.
Robert Jackson to be one of the Customers or Collectors of Kingston upon Hull: being his present office.
Charles Best to be one other of the Customers of Kingston upon Hull: being his present office. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 174b.
Treasury reference to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of Henry, Earl of Grantham, shewing that Wm. III. granted to Henry Nassau, Seigneur D’ Auverquerque, his heirs and assigns an annuity or yearly rent of 2,000l. sterling out of the Duchy of Cornwall or to be settled on the Excise in case there should be a Duke of Cornwall or in case of any other matter whereby the said annuity could not be satisfied out of the revenue of the said Duchy. Petitioner being the son of said Seigneur D'Auverquerque, deceased, is entitled to said annuity, but God having blessed his Majesty with a son who is Duke of Cornwall therefore petitioner prays payment of his annuity out of the Excise. Reference Book IX, p. 204.
Dec. 7. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jane Hill, widow, shewing that her late husband, Richard Hill, was possessed of a messuage in Whitby, Co. Yorks, part whereof he demised by parole agreement to Geo. Macy, deceased, formerly a Collector of Customs in said port, under the rent of 6l. per an., that Macy by indirect practices procured a mortgage of the messuage and becoming indebted [to the Crown] for Customs the messuage is seized to the King as being effects of Macy: therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 203.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of the Lady Dowager Carteret and John, Lord Gower, concerning the pension of 3,000l. per an. granted by Charles II. to the Earl of Bath out of the Duchy of Cornwall, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IV, p. 381: shewing that same is in arrear from Lady day last and that the Act of 1 Anne, c. 1, which settles the fund of 3,700l. per week out of the Excise has a general saving to all persons, except the late Queen, of all rights in those revenues and there is the like saving in the Act of 12 Anne, c. 11 for the Civil List Lottery and in the Act of 1 George I., Stat. 1, c. 1, for the better support of his Majesty's Household: therefore praying payment of said arrears. Ibid.
Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] to take the security bonds, detailed, for the Earl of Manchester's office as Collector Outwards of the Customs and Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage in the port of London in succession to John Crispe and Thomas Crispe.
Prefixing: report by John Hardinge, Deputy King's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 358.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent to pass the Exchequer Seal to re-grant to John, Visct. Lisburne, the office and offices of Steward and Keeper of the Courts and Liberties of the Lordships and Manors of Mevenydd, Croyddin, Heninnock, Caerwedros and Perfedd in Co. Cardigan, being the offices granted to him by Queen Anne. Ibid., p. 359.
Same to Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of his Majesty's land revenues in Wales, for a particular of several offices granted by Queen Anne to John, late Earl of Carbery, in Cos. Carmarthen, Cardigan, Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a new Commission of the Customs in Scotland: the new Commissioners to be Sir James Campbell, William Cleland, John Cayley, Humphrey Brent and Charles King: in place of the present Commissioners, Lionel Norman, William Boyle, Thomas Fullerton, Sir James Campbell and William Cleland, whose patent from Queen Anne is hereby determined. In the margin: this cancelled and replaced by another [warrant] dated Dec. 18 nominating for the new Commission William Culliford and the abovesaid Campbell, Cleland, Cayley and Brent without the name of Charles King. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 247–9, 253–5.
Dec. 7. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a new Commission of the Excise in Scotland, the new Commissioners to be Alexander Wedderburn, David Ross, Alexander Forbes, Sir William Bennet and Gilbert Barnet, Esq.: in place of the present Commissioners, the said Wedderburn, Ross, Forbes, James Boyle and James Moody, whose patent from the late Queen is hereby determined. Ibid., pp. 250–1.
Same to same for a patent under the great seal for a new Commission of Wine Licences (Commissioners, Managers and Agents for granting licences for the selling and uttering by retail wines in England, Wales and Berwick), the new Commissioners to be Robert Lowndes, Daniel Deering, Richard Plumpton, William George Cresset and Charles Greenwood: during pleasure: with the salary of 300l. per an. each: all in place of the present Commissioners, Robert Lowndes, William Congreve, John Wyndham, George Scott and John Floyer, thereto appointed by patent of 11 Anne, which patent is hereby revoked and determined. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 287.
Dec. 8. For the money warrant of 92l to George, Duke of Northumberland, see supra, p. 108, under date 1714 Oct. 1. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 165.
Money warrant for 100l. to Frances, daughter of Dame Anne Wyndham, for half a year to 1713 Xmas on her pension: to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. for Queen Anne's Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 166.
Dec. 9. Same for 20l. to John Conyers for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his fee or salary of 40l. per an. as one of his Majesty's Counsellors at Law: to be paid out of the late Queen's Civil List arrears.
20l to Sir William Whitlock for the like. Money Book XXIII, p. 422.
Same for 40l. to Richard Hill for same half year on his salary of 80l. per an. as Latin Secretary to her late Majesty. Ibid., p. 424.
Same for 54l. 15s. 0d. to Henry, Earl of Rochester, for same half year on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of the New Park at Richmond.
and 34l. 10s. 0d. to be by him paid to the underkeepers &c. as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
Theophilus Westwood, underkeeper 10 0 0
Edward Waldrich, a same 12 10 0
the bailiff 5 0 0
Henry Badger, the moletaker 7 0 0
£34 10 0
(Money order dated Dec. 15 for said 34l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid., p. 424. Order Book IX, p. 24.