Treasury Warrants
March 1702, 16-31

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'Treasury Warrants: March 1702, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 167-180. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87366 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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March 1702, 16-31

March 16.Letter of direction for the issue of 6581l. 8s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the late Votes of Credit: to be applied as follows:
On the Establishment of 40,000 men for Holland.
£
for subsistence for 3 Troops of the Earl of Arran's Regiment of Horse lately expected to land from Ireland600
for ditto for Col. Ross's Regiment of Dragoons also coming from thence1200
for ditto for Lord Teviott's Dragoons now on their march from Scotland, to pay their quarters on their march800
for ditto for Col. Rowe's Regiment of Foot (which if not already embarked for Holland from Scotland is to march into England) and for the Officers and [for the] recruits raising here and in Scotland500
for ditto for Col. Ferguson's [Regiment] under the same circumstances500
£s.d.
for ditto for the 3 Regiments of Horse gone for Holland and for their Officers and [for the] recruits on this side1500
On the Establishment for England.
for 12 days' subsistence for Col. Wood's and Lord Raby's Regiments returned from on board [the Fleet]: which will pay them to the 18th inst., the time the English Troops are paid to58180
for subsistence on account for the Earl of Essex's Regiment coming from Ireland, which is to remain here900
£658180
Disposition Book XVI, p. 34.
March 16.William Lowndes to William Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Paymaster of the Forces to pay 2000l. to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop for transport of 3600 horses from the Redhouse to Holland. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 7.
March 17.Same to the Customs Cashier to distinguish in his accounts such Civil List moneys as became due before March 8 inst. and such as became due after that date. (The like letter to the Receiver General of the Post Office; the Excise Commissioners; the Auditor of the Receipt; the Wine Licence Commissioners.) Ibid., p. 8.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of the application of the 41,000l. granted in the last session of Parliament [as in the Act for Low Wines 12 Wm. III, c. 11] for half pay to disbanded Officers, which sum has been issued to your Lordship for that purpose. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare for declaration the account, now before you, of the Wine Licence revenue. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an information [missing] against John Hutchins and Henry Howlett, Customs officers at Fowey, for notorious frauds committed by them. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to present the following for the next vacant places in the Excise: viz. John Warters, Mr. Noel, John Brougham, Peter Hume, Phillip Clarke, Mr. Gratwicks, Rob. Colbatch, Mr. Lovibonds, George Stanlake, Mr. Rersby. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of John Johnson of Steyning Co. Sussex, tanner, for relief from the fine of 415l. imposed on him last Easter term (by the sole evidence of Christopher Turner) for transporting wool to France. Reference Book VII, p. 454a.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Hudleston, late Collector of Whitehaven port, for allowance for the cost and difficulty of his returns [of moneys up to London]. Ibid.
March 17.Same to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the memorial of Major Francis Negus for repairs at the lodge and rails of Bigshot Walk in Windsor Forest. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] to fell sufficient trees in New Forest and the Forest of Dean for the repairs of Burleigh Lodge and 7 inclosures in New Forest which have been broken down by disorderly persons viz. to the amount of 40 loads and 31 loads of timber and 37l. 15s. 0d. and 40l. in money for New Forest: and likewise for 17l. 16s. 0d. in money for St. Briavels Castle in the Forest of Dean. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 184.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Carter and William Carter of the mines of copper, lead and coal within lands in their tenure, parcel of the Lordship or manor of Denbigh, ut supra p. 163.
Prefixing: constat and ratal of the premises by Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: entry dated April 28 of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 186, 206.
Same to same for a same to William Tailer of premises ut supra p. 163 viz. a tenement &c. and lands in the common fields of Milton Co. Somerset; and of a tenement in Uphill in the manor of Treworgie; and 4 tenements in North Kingbear in the manor of Carnedon Prior; a tenement in Resego in the manor of Treverbyn Courtney; a tenement in Nether Tralabe part of the manor of Climsland Prior and a tenement and mill in the parish of St. Clements, Co. Cornwall.
Prefixing and followed by: particulars, memorandum and ratal ut supra. Ibid., pp. 193, 203–7.
March 19.Letter of direction for 7896l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Votes [of Credit] of the House of Commons: to be paid over to the Earl of Ranelagh as imprest for the levy money of the 6 Regiments of Marines commanded by Cols. Harry Mordaunt, Henry Holt, Thomas Saunderson, Edward Fox, George Villiers and Lord Shannon.
And for 2016l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of the like loans: to be for levy money for the 12 Battalions now in Holland to complete them to the numbers allowed by the House of Commons. Disposition Book XVI, p. 35.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, for an account of the charge of the Maundy for 38 poor men in your Office. (The like letter to Lord Edward Russell for the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber; and to the Earl of Montagu for the Office of the Master of the Great Wardrobe.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 9.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for a particular account of what was usually allowed for the Works in the times of Charles II, James II and Wm. III. Ibid.
March 19.William Lowndes to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the Establishments for the Wardrobe in the reigns of Charles II, James II and Wm. III. (The like letter to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the Establishment [payable] in his Office: and to the Board of Greencloth for the Establishment of the Household.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 9.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Wright for a lease of waste grounds in or near Ripley, Alfreton and Swanwick Co. Derby with liberty to dig for coal. Reference Book VII, p. 455.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Benedict Errington for leave to compound his debt of 400l. for Duty on Malt. Ibid. VIII, p. 1.
Warrant by the Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Whitehall 18 March for leave to the ship Dolphin, Josias Toms master, 200 tons, 14 men and the Katherine, Hugh Rockett master, 30 tons, 5 men, to proceed on their voyage to the Isle of May and Newfoundland: all on the petition of Sir William Phippard.
Prefixing a letter from Mr. Smith of Poole certifying that "according to the petitioner's desire" 200 men of that town had entered on board her Majesty's ship St. George. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 171. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 1.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated March 14 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of black cloth hangings for the Guard Chamber at St. James's, the Presence Chamber, the Privy Chamber and Drawing Room; the Queen's Great Bedchamber to be hung with purple cloth with window curtains, portiers and covers for the chairs of the same, with a looking glass, table and stands of purple lacker wood: her Majesty's Little Bedchamber, Waiting Room and Dressing Room to be hung with a light grey cloth, the window curtains, chairs and stools suitable to the rooms.
Likewise for covering with mourning the Prince of Denmark's Guard Chamber, Presence Chamber and Privy Chamber in the same manner as those rooms are to be on her Majesty's side; his Highness's Bedchamber to be hung with light fine grey cloth with window curtains and covers of chairs of the same: all which are to be provided with all possible haste; and for mourning for the Prince of Denmark's Guard Chamber and Privy Chamber. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 184a.
Same for same of a same of the 14th inst. for mourning, detailed, for the Chapel Royal at St. James's viz. the Queen's Closett in the said Chapel to be hung with purple cloth, one armed chair, one foot stool and cushion of purple cloth, a purple cloth carpet to hang over the Closett into the Chapel: an Altar piece and covering for the Communion Table with covering for the Footpace within the rails of the Altar and steps to kneel on, with coverings for the Bible and three Common Prayer Books on the altar: all to be covered with black cloth: one black ring of cloth all round the Chapel: the Dean's seat with curtains and canopy with covering for his Lordship's books and 3 cushions, pulpit cloth and cushion all of black cloth: for the Reading Desk and Litany Desk with the step to be covered with the same: 2 dozen of cushions for the Lords' seat and coverings for 4 dozen of large Prayer Books, to be covered with black cloth; with cushions for the archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Keeper. Ibid.
March 19.Same for same of a same dated the 9th inst. for delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of sufficient purple velvet for covering the coffins of the late King. Ibid., p. 184b.
Same for same of a same of the 12th inst. for delivery to same of a black cloth canopy, a chair of state, a cushion and 2 stools for the Privy Chamber at Kensington, 10 stands covered with black cloth, a pall of black velvet 7 yards long and 7 broad and a large sheet of fine Holland of 7 breadths and 6½ ells long for the late King's funeral. Ibid.
Same for same of a same of the 9th inst. for the delivery to Mr. Rottermondt, the late King's apothecary, of 20 yards of crimson in grain Florence taffeta, 15 yards of white Florence taffeta, 64 ells of superfine Holland, 32 ells of fine Holland, 44 ells of other Holland to be made use of for embalming the body of the late King. Ibid.
Same for same of a same dated the 12th inst. for hanging the Presence Room and Privy Chamber at Kensington with black cloth [for the said mourning]. Ibid.
March 20.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to take all legal means to recover the Queen's debt from Sir John Manwaring and the other security of Mr. Whitley, late Receiver General for Co. Chester. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 512.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to allow 28l. 6s. 9d. in account to Thomas Atkinson, postmaster of Cockermouth Co. Cumberland, sent by him by mail to London but robbed near Tuxford Co. Nottingham in Sept. 1698 by Bishop and Milbourne of whom the former was executed for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 185.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Ambrose Till of lands and tenements in Co. Yorks., part of the lands of Mark Riddle outlaw: at a rent of 21s. 2d. per an. and fine of 42s. 4d. Ibid.
March 21.Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of the loans on the Votes [of Credit] of the House of Commons: and to be applied to the subsistence of the Forces in England. Disposition Book XVI, p. 35.
March 24.Royal sign manual dated St. James's for 300l. to William, bishop of Worcester, the Queen's Almoner, to defray the charges of 38 poor men and 38 poor women for money, shirts, stockings, shoes, victuals and all other expenses whatsoever relating to the Maundy. (Money warrant dated March 25 hereon.) (Money order dated March 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 31 for 200l. hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 180. Money Book XVI, p. 29. Order Book V, p. 354. Disposition Book XVI, p. 38.
March 24.Royal warrant dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the said Wardrobe. (Money warrant dated April 1 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 31.) (Money order dated April 2 hereon. In the margin: a later order dated 1702 June 5 by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of this order for any unsatisfied remainder thereof.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 181. Money Book XVI, p. 39. Order Book V, p. 350.
Royal sign manual for 2600l. to the Earl of Marlborough; 1300l. thereof for 13 weeks due Dec. 26 last on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General and 1300l. for a quarter's advance thereon. (Money warrant dated March 27 hereon.) (Money order dated April 2 hereon. In the margin: "[Let] so much be satisfied as became due the 8th of March last out of the arrears [of the Civil List] incurred before that time, and the rest [out of the growing receipts of the Civil List moneys] since.") King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 182. Order Book V, p. 354.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Surveyors for the Duties on Marriages, Births &c. and Duties on Houses within England, Wales and Berwick-on-Tweed. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 183–4.
Same to same for a same for 40,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the Works. (Money warrant dated April 8 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 31.) (Money order dated April 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 185. Money Book XVI, p. 40. Order Book V, p. 355.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Treasury to repay (out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer) any loans made at the Receipt either upon credit of the Exchequer in general or upon certain branches of the revenue: together with 6 per cent interest thereon out of the like treasure or by such other means as the Treasury Lords shall think fit. (The privy seal bears date April 16.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 186.
Same to same for a same to empower the Treasury Lords within their discretion to compound and discharge coast bonds given under the Act of 14 Charles II, c. 11 for Preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Customs: the return of the Certificate within 6 months being on occasion prevented by contrary winds &c. or other occasions arising from the Queen's clemency &c. Ibid., pp. 187–191.
March 24.Same to same for a same to empower same to similarly compound fines and forfeitures in the Exchequer ("forfeitures of recognizances fines, issues and amerciaments and other sums of the nature" thereof). Ibid., pp. 192–4.
Treasury allowance of the 1701 Xmas quarter's incidents bill of the Excise Office (total 803l. 19s. 1d.): and of the Salt Office (total not stated). Money Book XVI, p. 32.
Same for 9l. 1s. 2¾d. to Henry Gore, for a surplusage on his account as sheriff of Co. Herts. for the year ended 1700 Sept. 29. (Money order dated April 15 hereon. In the margin: Treasurer Godolphin's confirmation dated 1702 July 10 of said order.) (Letters of direction dated July 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 33. Order Book V, p. 378. Disposition Book XVI, p. 80.
Treasury warrant to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills to pay (out of the moneys imprested to you at the Exchequer for defraying the charge of circulating Exchequer Bills) 382l. 2s. 2d. to Samuell Edwin Esq., Usher of the Receipt, for books and other necessaries delivered by him to the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt for the particular service of the said Exchequer Bills from 1699 March 25 to 1701 Sept. 29. Money Book XVI, p. 33.
For the confirmation of Samuell Edwyn's order for 1680l. 10s. 10½d. see supra Tr. Cal. XVI, p. 340. Order Book V, p. 306.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay 5614l. 1s. 2d. to Richard Povey, late Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded, to be applied to items detailed as incurred for the Sick and Wounded as follows viz.
£s.d.
towards satisfying the debt incurred for Sick and Wounded in the West Indies8784
[ditto] in the Mediterranean121619
for transporting and subsisting prisoners of war10111
for the debt in Hospitals and to truss makers1112211¾
for stationery ware1301710
for incidents and office rent164150
for the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded for their pains and service relating to the paying and accounting for the moneys which have been given by Parliament towards discharging the debts due for Sick and Wounded according to a state thereof laid before the House of Commons in the seasons of 1699 and 1700 amounting to 60,479l. 1s. 4¾d.: to wit a second third part of the sum of 3300l. contained in the said stated account for the said Commissioners1100
£561412
and my Lords direct that the said sum shall be applied to the said particular debts as they stand in priority of time upon the several quarters or otherwise in the abovementioned places and to no other use: and that Mr. Povey observe the orders of the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded and do attend the pay of the said sums in the proper ports and places for payment thereof, and one of the [said] Commissioners with him, who is to keep a counterpart of the account as a comptrol and voucher. Disposition Book XVI, p. 36.
March 24.Letter of direction for 30,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the late Votes [of Credit] of the House of Commons: and is to be applied for subsistence of the Forces in Holland as in part of 700,000l. [for the 40,000 men]. Ibid., p. 37.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated March 19 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivering to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of furniture detailed for the Queen's yacht William and Mary. being items ut supra p. 140. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 172.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Harris, executor of Thomas Kent, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Lincoln, praying a commission to receive the arrears of the present 3s. Aid and the arrears of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for 1701 [for said County]. Reference Book VII, p. 455.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Barbara Janson spinster shewing that her brother laid out her fortune in erecting salt works on the river Blythe Co. Northumberland which she carried on after his death but is now forced to abscond for a debt of 133l. 6s. 3d. due to the Crown for Salt Duty: therefore praying to be admitted to compound same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Richard Trevanion junr. of the park called Restormel Park ut supra p. 163 in reversion of Richard Trevanion senr. and Mary, "his" sister.
Prefixing: Auditor's particular and memorandum of the premises and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 187–9, 193.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of premises at Richmond as follows in order to a lease thereof to John Latton, steward of the manor of Richmond.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Latten's memorials for lease of a brewhouse with liberty of laying pipes to the river; 4 houses; a barge house taken out of the corner of Capt. Darrel's garden; widow Anne Darley's house; 10 acres of meadow at Shepperton; some old tenements and gardens in great decay see supra Tr. Cal. XVI, pp. 407–8. Ibid., pp. 194–7.
March 24.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lords Justices of Ireland, to issue 3316l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the value of 3000 snaphance muskets and 1000 large pikes directed to be delivered out of the Ordnance stores of England to the magazines in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 202.
March 25.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2737l. 10s. 0d. as follows out of Army Contingencies: viz.
£
to Lieut. Col. Wroth, Major Anthony Morgan, Capt. Napper, Capt. Oldfield, Capt. St. Pierre and Capt. Hunter 182l. 10s. 0d. each for pay as Majors of Brigade to the Horse and Dragoons for the year 1698 at 10s. a day each1095
to Lieut. Cols. Evans, Dobbins, Sabin, Wills; Capts. St. Clair, Villarnoul, Maxwell; Majors Carryll and Duff the like pay as same to the Foot for same year1642100
King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 195.
Same to same to pay 2908l. as follows for services as Majors of Brigade to the Forces: viz.
£
Major Anto. Morgan; Capts. Oldfeldt, Graves and Rockaw and Baron d' Elst 153l. each 1696–7 March 1 to Dec. 31.765
Lieut. Col. Wroth, Capts. Napper, St. Pierre and Hunter 122l. 10s. 0d. each to same date495
Lieuts. Cols. Evans, Dobbyns, Sabin, Wills, Major Andreas, Capt. Villarnoul and Maxwell and Major Gatine 153l. each to same date1224
Capts. St. Clair and Zastraw 122l. 10s. each to same date245
Majors Caryll and Duff to same date184
£2908
Ibid., p. 196.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to present John Wigson for the next vacant place of surveyor of the Duties on Marriages &c. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 7.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed paper from the Duke of Ormonde concerning 150 horses lost in the late embarcation for Holland (viz. 11 of the late Queen's Regiment; 80 of the Duke of Schomberg's Regiment; 59 of Col. Wyndham's Regiment). Ibid.
March 26.Money order for 232l. 19s. 5d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for 1701 Hilary term for diet [to himself] at the rate of 5d. a day and for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court. Order Book V, p. 354.
William Lowndes to Mr. Carlton. My Lords grant you 2 months absence for your health provided a quorum of your Commission be left at Dublin. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 9.
March 27.Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant by Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, to the Master of the Jewel House to deliver a Great Collar of the said Order, an enamelled George appendant, a plain gold George and Garter of blue velvet with gold letters, buckle and pendant to Wriothesley, Duke of Bedford, late elected a Knight Companion of the Garter. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 196.
Royal warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe (countersigned by the bishop of Sarum as Chancellor of the Garter: and subscribed by the Treasury Lords April 24 for execution) for the delivery to the bishop of Winchester as Prelate of the said Order and to the bishop of Sarum as Chancellor of the same, of mantles or robes, detailed: and the like for Dr. Gregory Hascard, Dean of Windsor and Register of the said Order; to Sir Thomas St. George, Garter Principal King of Arms; and Sir David Mitchell, Usher of the Black Rod all as follows: viz. for the Prelate and Chancellor each of them a mantle or robe 18 yards of purple or violet coloured velvet and 10 yards of white taffata for the lining thereof with the St. George Cross embroidered within a Garter to be placed on the right shoulder with the motto upon it "Honi soit que mal y pense"; the letters and purle of damask gold and pearle, with cordons of purple silk and gold and tassels of the same; and moreover for the Chancellor a purse of blue velvet wherein to bear the seals of the Order the foreside thereof to be richly embroidered with our royal arms impaled with St. George's Cross environed with a Garter (and over it an Imperial Crown) with fine Venice gold and silver pearles and plates and variety of coloured Naples silk having a fair running work about it:
and further to deliver to Dr. Gregory Hascard, Dean of Windsor and Register of the said Order; to Sir Thomas St. George, Garter Principal King at Arms, and Sir David Mitchell Kt. Usher of the Black Rod, for their liveries each 15 yards of scarlet satin for a robe and 10 yards of white taffata for lining of the same with an escutcheon of St. George placed on the left shoulder, as also cordons and tassels of scarlet silk and Venice gold; and moreover for the said Register a book to be sworn before him, covered with crimson velvet and thereupon embroidered two pens in saltire within a Garter and over it an A and an R with an Imperial Crown wrought with Venice gold and silver pearls and plates of gold and silver flourished with Naples silk of several colours. Ibid., p. 199.
The like for a mantle and surcoat of the said Order for Wriothesley, Duke of Bedford, lately elected a Knight Companion thereof viz. a large mantle of blue velvet lined with white taffaty with an escutcheon of St. George's Cross within a Garter, wrought with letters and pearls of gold, to set on the left shoulder, together with large strings and tassels of blue silk and gold; a surcoat of crimson velvet with a hood of the same both lined with white taffaty; and a gilt sword with scabbard, girdle and hangers of crimson velvet.
The like for the like for the Earl of Marlborough. Ibid., p. 201.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill and incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for the quarter ended 1702 Lady day and 1701–2 Feb. 1 respectively (totals 1437l. 10s. 0d. and 840l. 0s. 2d.). Money Book XVI, pp. 34–5.
March 27.Money warrant for 776l. 14s. 6d. to Thomas Austin, late Receiver General of Taxes for Cheshire and North Wales, for an overpayment on his account of the second 2s. Aid anno 1700 Co. Chester, which is to be repaid into the Exchequer on account of same Aid for North Wales. (Money order dated April 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 36. Order Book V, p. 356.
Letter of direction for 10,412l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on Malt &c.: and to be applied as follows:
£
On the Establishment of England [Guard, Garrisons and Marines] as part of the 352,000l. anno 1702
for levy money for the 6 Regiments of Foot designed for sea service to be raised by Col. Farrington, Earl of Huntingdon, Lord Lucas, Lord Mohun, Sir Richard Temple and Col. Stringer7896
for ditto for one other Regiment of Foot to be raised by Col. John Gibson1316
On the Establishment of 40,000 men for Holland in part of 700,000l.
for levy money for 2 additional Troops to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons which is to serve in Holland768
for subsistence to Col. Ross's Regiment on account432
£10412
Disposition Book XVI, p. 37.
Same for 3,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Malt: to be by him imprested to Capt. Atkinson and Mr. Roope on account for shipping and bedding for the 5000 landsmen who are to accompany the Fleet. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Farmers of the Lottery forthwith to pay in their rent and bring in their account. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 10.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to imprest to the Earl of Ranelagh the 7876l. [sic for 7896l.] for the 6 Regiments of Marines. As this is Navy money it must first be issued to you, the Navy Treasurer, not to the said Earl and it must be charged on the Earl by a super in the Navy Treasurer's account. As this service is pressing please imprest it in a lump sum. Similarly please imprest 3000l. to Atkinson and Roop for the 5000 men who are to accompany the Fleet [on the present Expedition]. Ibid., p. 11.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edmund Smith, late Consul to the Canary Islands, praying the place of Collector of Chester port now void. Reference Book VII, p. 455.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Orchard, Customer of Exeter port, shewing that he has paid over 2000l. to Geo. Courtnay Esq. Vice Admiral of Co. Devon, for impresting seamen, for great part whereof he cannot get credit in his accounts: therefore praying an increase of salary and that the Solicitor of the Customs may attend the Navy Board in order to the crediting of said money in his account. Reference Book VII, p. 455.
March 27.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Adrian Van Helsding, bookkeeper to Robert Rigdon late of London merchant, and now lying in Wood Street Counter on bonds given for his said master in 2490l.; praying discharge, he [petitioner] being devoid of means. Ibid., p. 456.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated March 23 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of 24 paper books, ink, wax &c. viz. 3 books of ½ a quire each for the Removing Wardrobe at Whitehall, St. James's, Kensington, Hampton Court, Richmond Lodge, Windsor and Newmarket; likewise 3 reams of paper, a gallon of good writing ink, a pound of sealing wax, 500 pens, a gallon of sand and a quire of marble paper: all for the making of a survey of the Queen's furniture in all the Queen's houses and wardrobes. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 189.
Same for same of a same dated March 21 for mourning detailed for the Chapel Royal at St. James's for the Queen's receiving the Sacrament there at Easter viz. a traverse of purple cloth with valance, an armed chair, a footstool, one short and one long cushion, a carpet of the same to lay over the rails of the altar with a foot cloth all trimmed with purple silk fringe. Ibid.
March 28.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits for Sept. to Dec. 1701 on the pay of Richard Saunders, a Cornet in Brigadier Hugh Windham's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 512.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed case [missing] of the Customs officers of Looe who are suspended for permitting the landing of unentered French wines. Ibid. XVII, p. 10.
March 29.Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the following necessaries for the King's funeral viz. hanging the Great Bedchamber at Kensington with purple cloth with a [canopy of] State of the same for the late King's body to lie under; a pall of purple velvet to lay over the body; hanging with black cloth the Great Drawing Room at Kensington and the Landing Place, the Passage Gallery, the Guard Chamber and Staircase to be hung with a ring of black cloth. Likewise to deliver to the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe a canopy of purple cloth with 10 staves to carry over the body in Westminster Abbey: all as ordered by the Queen in Council. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 185.
March 30.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 70l. 3s. 0d. to Richard Saunders, Cornet in the Regiment of Carabineers under Brigadier Hugh Wyndham, for the pay of himself and servant from Aug. 25 to Dec. 24 last notwithstanding the respite on same which was occasioned by the said Colonel being thrown into prison for debt. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 195.
March 30.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for an account of all unpaid bonds taken for Subsidy, Additional Duty or New Impost. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 10.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords direct you to appoint John Brougham as your Secretary loco George Tollet removed to be a Commissioner of the Navy. Ibid., p. 14.
March 31.Royal sign manual for 5000l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works within the Castle of Windsor, as imprest for the said Works. (Money warrant dated April 1 hereon.) (Money order dated April 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 194. Order Book V, p. 355.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply 101,564l. 0s. 4d. to Deficient Funds as follows; said sum representing the receipts from branches of the revenue as follows between March 3 and 31 inst.: viz. 2079l. 6s. 0d. received from the Window Duty; 8021l. 14s. 1½d. from Additional Impositions; 81l. 16s. 4½d. for the New Duty on Salt; 3129l. 9s. 7d. from the Continued Duty on Paper; 40,227l. 0s. 3d. from New Customs; 1249l. 2s. 7½d. from Marriage Duties; 46,775l. 11s. 4½d. from Continued Impositions: the distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 31st March, 1702.The distribution and application hereby directed.
First 4s. Aid55662105511411541273160
Third 4s. Aid4073720333275203932933
Fourth 4s. Aid9171011373176179210028
Second Quarterly Poll892751348616513420449
Three Fourths Customs213447159168747159488828
Salt and Glass1711500001148246166391941511¼
Two Thirds Additional Excise1600000098054111136642
Additional Impositions445177743930000010194189
Vellum and Parchment224114720710617513282
Marriages6480000050670000148391411¾
4871611803723946810156404
Money Book XVI, p. 37.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 7500l. to the Trustees of the Prince of Denmark and the Queen (viz. Robert Earl of Sunderland; Henry, Earl of Clarendon; Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, George, Lord Dartmouth and Sir John Werden) for 1702 Lady day quarter on the several sums of 5000l. out of the Post Office and 5000l. out of the Excise as by the deed poll of 1684 June 11 executed by the Duke of York; and on the 10,000l. per an. out of the Excise by the like deed poll dated 1684 June 12 and on the 10,000l. out of the Post Office by patent of James II. dated 1685–6 Feb. 20; which last named patent made all the said sums payable out of any part of the revenues whatsoever. Ibid., p. 38.
March 31.Letter of direction for 1757l. to the Earl of Ranelagh; 1103l. 8s. 2¾d. thereof out of loans on the Votes [of Credit] of the House of Commons and the remaining 653l. 11s. 9¼d. out of loans on the Malt Duties: to be applied to services as follow in part of 700,000l. for the 40,000 men: viz.
£s.d.
for 2 weeks' subsistence to April 1 next for Col. Wood's Regiment of Horse not yet embarked for Holland600190
the like for the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, to same time43770
the like for the officers and recruits of Maj. Gen. Lumley's Regiment of Horse yet on this side [the water], to same time31840
the like for one Troop of the Duke of Schonberg's Regiment of Horse, some Officers and recruits yet on this side250100
for the recruits of Brigadier Windham's Regiment of Horse: on account15000
£1757
Disposition Book XVI, p. 38.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay 1000l. to Major General Thomas Earle (Erle) as royal bounty for the charges of his journey into and from Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 202.
Same to same to pay 40s. as pay for recruiting a fifth Regiment appointed for embarcation by the royal warrant of the 28th inst.; and further for the payment of all arrears due to them at the time of their embarcation. Ibid., p. 203.