Treasury Warrants
May 1702, 11-20

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'Treasury Warrants: May 1702, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 208-221. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87370 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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May 1702, 11-20

May 12.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of London in behalf of themselves and all the merchants of England concerning drawbacks on coffee and other commodities, "as well for the Subsidy as the Transport Duty" which [drawback debentures] the Customs Cashier refuses to pay on the ground that the said Duties are appropriated. Reference Book VII, p. 463.
May 13.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Richard Longbottome as a Queen's waiter London port. Money Book XVI, p. 48.
Letter of direction for 20,520l. 17s. 6d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidy: in further part of 2,080,000l. appropriated for sea services [by 1 Anne c. 6]: and to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
for contingencies of the Fleet under Sir George Rooke8000
to be imprested to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence to 6 Regiments of Marines (part of 10,000 soldiers for sea service): to carry on their levies: the said Earl to be charged therewith as a super2400
to be imprested to Samuell Atkinson and Nicho. Roope for contingencies of the said 10,000 soldiers: the said Atkinson and Roope to be similarly charged therewith as a super10120176
£20520176
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so imprest the said last 2 sums.) Disposition Book XVI, pp. 52, 54.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to see that Sir Geo. Rooke do account properly for the above 8000l. Is it to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear or to what other head of Navy Expense? Ibid., p. 52.
May 13.Letter of direction for 17,892l. 11s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer: out of the funds granted for last year viz. 11,914l. 8s. 6d. out of the Additional Duty of 25 per cent. on French goods and 5978l. 2s. 6d. out of the last part of the 3700l. per week out of the Excise: the said total to be applied to the arrears of wages and recalls to complete 200,000l. appropriated thereto by the Act 12–13 Wm. III, c. 10. Ibid.
Same for 65,560l. 18s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows:
In further part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men.
£s.d.
on account of pay50000
on account of subsistence to satisfy debts contracted in quarters here viz. the Regiments of Brigadier Windham 400l.; Major Gen. Lumley 300l.; Col. Wood 200l.; Duke of Schombergh 500l.; Lord Raby's Dragoons 200l.; Earl of Arran's Horse 300l.; for 12 Companies and additional men of the 12 Battalions in Holland 360l.; the Scots Regiments of Ferguson and Row for subsistence of Officers and recruits raising here and in Scotland 800l.3660
In further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons this year.
for 2 weeks' subsistence to the 27th inst. for the old Regiments, Troops and Companies remaining still on the English Establishment and the Earl of Essex's Dragoons lately come from Ireland5648188
for subsistence in advance to the Company of Foot in Bermudas from June 1 (to which time they are already provided for) to Dec. 24 next356
for levy money for 10 additional men and horses to be added to each Troop of the Royal Regiment of Horse pursuant to the Queen's warrant of the 4th inst.1800
for levy money for 18 men and horses to be added to each Troop of the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons pursuant to the Queen's warrant of April 14 last1296
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. towards the charge of 10,000 men for sea service.
for subsistence for the 7 new Regiments of Foot [Marines] to enable their Officers to carry on their levies2800
£65560188
Ibid., p. 53.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to attend the Lord Treasurer in future every Friday at the Treasury. (The like letter to Mr. Blathwayte.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 17.
May 13.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing Sir Charles Hedges' letter [missing] relating to the procuring of seamen to man the Fleet. You are to assist therein. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 17.
Letters patent of Treasurer Godolphin constituting Richard Longbottome as a Queen's waiter London port loco Samuell Enos deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 180.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council to permit the ship Phenix, Thomas Maddocks master, now at Chester, to proceed on her voyage to Ireland.
the Betty galley, John Brisco master, now at Chester, to sail to Ireland. Ibid., p. 181.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute John Goddard as Customer of Bristol port: being the office now held by him. Ibid.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Commissioners to establish and pay 20l. per an. each additional to Alexander Trevethan, Euclid Speidell and William Denne, (clerks in the General Register Office of Shipping trading Coastwise for entering and examining the reports and contents of all ships entering or clearing in the outports) to see that same [reports &c.] be duly sworne to and attested and the ships regularly manned and the entries fairly checqued and also to observe that the coast bonds be regularly discharged: and similarly 50l. per an. each salary to Albion Thompson and John Burgoyne: for the like duties: making 160l. in all: and further to allow 40l. per an. for books and stationery for the said Office: there being a clause in the present Commission of the Customs directing Charles Godolphin, one of the said Commissioners, to keep such a General Register &c. Ibid., p. 182.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jones as land waiter at Liverpool loco Richard Nash removed to Looe.
William Lawrenson as waiter and searcher at Lancaster loco John Jones removed as above. Ibid., p. 198.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Dutton Colt, late collector of Bristol port, shewing that he is prosecuted for 2272l. 3s. 5d. which his cashier Daniel Ballard had run out whilst petitioner was collector: and that he has discovered some of Ballard's effects "and being willing to pay immediately in part of what is owing on the said collection (which is 3166l. 3s. 5d.) the sum of 2000l. and the remainder next Michaelmas term" therefore prays stay of proceedings. Reference Book VII, p. 463.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Master of the Mint to prepare 518 medals of gold of the value of those which were provided for the former Coronation; "and deliver them to the Speaker of the House of Commons." Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 214.
May 15.Letter of direction for 961l. 12s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax [as by the Act 1 Anne c. 6] to be for the pay of the Company of Foot at Newfoundland from 1701 Xmas (to which time they are cleared) to 1702 Dec. 24 viz.
£s.d.
for their subsistence42155
for their offreckonings to furnish them with necessaries and accoutrements wanting217116
for clearings to the Officers322157
Disposition Book XVI, p. 51.
Same for 2653l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on [the Act 1 Anne c. 6 for an Aid by] Subsidies and Land Tax: to be for 3 months' pay by advance to the Commander-in-Chief and General [Officers] and Staff Officers of the Forces who are to attend the Fleet: to be placed to the account of the 87,125l. 10s. 0d. [for Marines anno 1702]. Ibid., p. 54.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 14 that the embargo be taken off from all vessels in the Thames employed in the mackerel fishing or trading to and from London on this side the North Foreland and vessels trading upon the river of Severn (see infra under date May 16). Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 174.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 14 to take off the embargo from two Dutch advice boats now stopped at Plymouth. Ibid., p. 181.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Richard Upton, Commander of the Falmouth Customs smack, for reward of services, his salary being only 40l. per an. and he having made seizures worth 14,500l. Reference Book VII, p. 464.
May 16.Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 14 to take off the embargo from all vessels employed in the mackerel fishing upon the coasts of this kingdom and from all vessels that trade to London on this side the North Foreland and from all vessels employed upon the river of Bristol or the river Severn within the city of Bristol into the land see supra under date May 15. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 183.
May 18.Royal warrant to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a great seal dormant for payment, out of Civil list moneys, of the salaries of the Judges.
(A like warrant dated May 26 for a great seal dormant for payment of the allowance of 100l. per an. each to the Masters of the Chancery.) King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 227–8, 230.
William Lowndes to Lord Bradford for a certificate of the receipts [from assessments on servants &c.] within the late King's Household towards the last year's tax of 3s. per £. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 16.
May 18.William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Chamber for a detailed account of the 81,795l. 9s. 9d. debt owing in your Office on March 8 last.
The like to Count Cornelius d'Auverquere, the Master of the Robes, as to his debt of 4921l. 0s. 2d. [in the Office of the Robes].
The like to the Master of the Great Wardrobe as to his debt of 54,145l. 15s. 0¾d. [on the Great Wardrobe].
The like to the Works as to the debt of 73,444l. 13s. 9d. on the Works and Gardens.
The like to the Cofferer as to the debt of 108,833l. 6s. 9d. [on the Household Establishment].
The like to Lord Auverquere, as to the debt of 22,897l. 12s. 0d. in the Office of the Master of the Horse. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 18.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to remove the embargo from the following 10 Danish ships provided they carry with them no seamen of the Queen's subjects.
Appending: Petition of Toger Wegersloffe, Commissary in England of the King of Denmark, desiring the speedy clearing and discharging both here [London] and at Gravesend of the following ships trading to London from Norway viz.
the Margett Elizabeth of Laurwick [Laurvig], Joachim Johnson master.
the Fortuna of Long Sound, Peter Rock master.
the Catharina of Diam [Dram], Hans Anderson master.
the Salvator of Christiansand, Boye Tayson master.
the Three Brothers of Arendal, Olle Petterson master.
the Barbara of Christiania, George Hendrickson master.
the Charlota Amalia of Christiansand, Anders Anderson master.
the Golden Faulcon of Christiansand, Anders Mortenson master.
the Memoria of Christiansand, Frederick Kundson master.
the Angell Raphael of Christiania, Tobias Stabell master. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 183–4.
Same to same to clear from the embargo the following 5 Danish and 1 Swedish ships provided they carry with them no English seamen viz.:
the Anna Christiana of Dram bound for Dram, Meinert Hanson master.
the Langefund of Bergen bound for Lisbon, Harmon Frenchen master.
the Wapen van Bergen bound for Lisbon, Warner Ross master.
the Lady Ann of Bergen bound for St. Hubes [? Setubal]; Andris Frerichson master.
the Lady Katherina of Bergen bound for Lisbon, Hans Steverson master.
the Charitas of Gothenberg bound for Lisbon Jacob Meyor master. Ibid. p. 185.
May 18, 19.Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 14 for permit to the Friends Adventure, Michaell Cole master, 8 men, to sail to South Carolina with small arms, powder, bullets and shot.
the sloop Bridgman and
the sloop Bridgwater with 10 men to go between England and Holland for the conveniency of all gentlemen and other passengers. Ibid.
May 18.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Francis Cholmondeley shewing that he gave bond for exporting 2 vessels of salt to the Isle of Man and on unloading there the officers deny debentures, which they never did before. Reference Book VII, p. 464.
Treasurer Godolphin's subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 5 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to send an upholsterer to Hampton Court and Windsor to set up the tapestry hangings, which were made use of at the Coronation, in the same rooms as formerly.
Likewise of a same dated May 7 to give order for fitting the Needle Work and Blue Velvet Hangings to the Little Bedchamber at Kensington that were formerly used there.
Likewise of a same dated same to provide 2 yards of crimson velvet to mend the Canopy of State in the Presence Chamber at Kensington.
Likewise of a same dated May 2 for the delivery by the Master of the Jewel House of 7000 ounces of plate to the Earl of Marlborough, Captain General and Ambassador Extraordinary to the States of Holland: to be provided out of his late Majesty's service of plate. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 214, 215.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the several offices in Wales granted 1689 Aug. 8 to John, Earl of Carbery, ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. IX, pp. 121–2, 140: in order to a confirmation thereof. Ibid., p. 233.
May 19.Money warrant for a year's interest to Lady day 1700 as follows for loans on the Deficient Funds as by the Act 1 Anne, c. 6: viz.
£s.d.
on unsatisfied loans on the Malt Tickets to be imprested to Robert Crompton the present Paymaster in the Exchequer of the Malt tickets: as imprest for the persons interested in the said Malt tickets and to be for one year's interest thereupon to 1700 Lady day [as by 8–9 Wm. III, c. 22]4242518
on loans on the first 3s. Aid Wm. III, to be paid to the several and respective persons, bodies politic or corporate to whom the said loans remain unsatisfied: and is for one year's interest of the same [as by 8–9 Wm. III, c. 6]33847185
on loans on the late Duties on vellom, parchment and paper to be paid to ditto on ditto for ditto interest [as by 8–9 Wm. III, c. 7]123200
on loans on the third Quarterly Poll Wm. III, to be paid to ditto on ditto for ditto interest [as by 9 Wm. III, c. 38]18381120
on loans on the third 3s. Aid Wm. III, to be paid to ditto on ditto for ditto interest [as by 10 Wm. III, c. 9]173807
on loans on the register of the late Duties on leather to be paid to ditto on ditto for ditto interest [as by 8–9 Wm. III, c. 21]35310134
on the 70,872l. 11s. 1½d. due for the Deficiency on the Additional Salt and Stamp Duties to be paid to ditto on ditto for one year's interest at 6 per cent. For this last sum the Auditor of the Receipt is to draw money orders for the persons or bodies entitled [as by 9–10 Wm. III, c. 44]425270
£137188910½
Money Book XVI, p. 49–50.
May 19.Money warrant for 2000l. to the five Commissioners of Accounts [sic for Commissioners for Army Debts] (Thomas Morrice of London merchant, Samuell Atkins of London Esq., Thomas Lister of Coleby Co. Lincoln, William Farrer of Biddenham Co. Beds., George Langton of Langton Co. Lincoln) viz. 500l. for one quarter to March 30 last on their 500l. per an. each: and 1500l. to Francis Lynn gent [their Secretary] for incidents for said Commissioners. (Money order dated May 28 for said 2000l.) Ibid., p. 50. Order Book V, p. 362.
Same for 2000l. to Gregory King for the clerks &c. of the Seven Commissioners of Accounts [the Commissioners for taking, examining and stating the Public Accounts]: viz. for one year to 1703 March 25. (Money order dated May 28 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 50. Order Book V, p. 361.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate 2 lost orders on the Excise Nos. 1938–9 for amounts not stated apparently standing in the name of Sir William Cowper; the loss being attested by the affidavit of Spencer Cowper Esq. Order Book V, p. 359.
Letter of direction for 500,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Land Tax and Subsidies lately granted [by 1 Anne c. 6], "for which loans [so made by said Navy Treasurer] there is to be no interest paid." Disposition Book XVI, p. 54.
Same for 121,000l. to same out of same: to be applied as follows: viz.
£
to be paid to the Victualling for 4 months' Short Allowance money for 20,000 men on board the Fleet under Sir George Rooke14000
for one year's pay to the Chest at Chatham at Lady day 1701: and is to be placed to the head of Wages12000
for half a year's pay to the Yards to Xmas last: whereof 30,000l. is to be placed to the head of Ordinary and 55,000l. to the head of Wear and Tear85000
for bills of exchange, Necessary Money and Contingencies relating to the Victualling10000
£121000
Ibid., p. 55.
May 19.Same for 28,439l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans in the Exchequer on the Subsidies and Land Tax [as by 1 Anne c. 6]: to be applied as follows viz.:
in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men.
£s.d.
to be paid over to Capt. Samuell Atkinson and Mr. Nicholas Roop upon account for transporting horses to Holland5000
for the Hanover Troops; according to directions from the Earl of Marlborough22600
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons in England for one year to 24 Dec. 1701.
to be paid to the Navy Treasurer for the Victuallers for provisions furnished for the Company [of Foot] at Newfoundland for one year from 1701 Dec. 25839100
£28439100
Ibid.
William Lowndes to Auditor Done to state the account of the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills from 1699 April 28 to 1701 April 29 without making any allowances or cravings on behalf of the accomptants but such as are warranted by the course of the Exchequer: all as in accordance with the Treasury Lords' warrant of Dec. 23 last Tr. Cal. XVI, p. 428 which you have not observed. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 18.
Same to the Earl of Jersey, Lord Chamberlain, to admit and swear Reginald Ryley into the office of Serjeant at Arms to attend the Lord Treasurer: being a continuance of the office to which he was sworn by the said Lord Chamberlain in the late reign on the surrender of his father Phillip Ryley Esq. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sarah Groome widow shewing that since her husband's death she has paid over 10,000l. for Duties which he owed upon tobacco bonds and that only 72l. 16s. 8½d. remains on such bonds; for which [small balance] she is prosecuted: that same is due for tobacco sold to one Van Brusingham, a merchant in London, on which drawback is due to petitioner: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 464.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 15 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe covers of purple cloth for the stools used at her Majesty's Bassett Table. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 215.
Treasury warrant to the Master of the Mint to prepare 35 gold medals for the several Foreign Ministers and strangers of quality as in the enclosed list [missing] to be of double the value of the medals distributed at the Coronation, excepting those for the Agents and Consuls which are to be only of the same value. Ibid., p. 216.
May 20.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry Shales of the office of Auditor of Crown Revenues for the Counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Oxford, Berks., Beds., Bucks., York, Durham, Northumberland, Salop, Stafford, Worcester, Hereford, Northampton, Warwick, Rutland, Leicester, Lancaster, Westmorland, Cumberland, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Chester, Essex, Herts., London, Westminster and Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Huntingdon. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 202.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to transfer to the fund of the present Land Tax granted by 1 Anne, c. 6 [an Act for an Aid by several Subsidies and a Land Tax] all loans lent on the credit of the Exchequer in general between Jan. 6 last and April 10 last not exceeding 650,000l. [being secured by the terms of the Vote of Credit of Jan. 7 last]; and further for the taking in of loans at the Exchequer on the said Land Tax to a total not exceeding 2,600,000l. Ibid., pp. 202–3.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new grant to Henry Ferne of the office of Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, being a re-grant of the office granted to him by Wm. III. Ibid., pp. 204–5.
Same to same for a same for a new grant to Edward Pyle of the office of Woodward of New Forest with the fee of 150l. per an. for himself and 50l. per an. for a deputy "which deputy is constantly to reside in the said forest": being a re-grant as above. Ibid., pp. 205–6.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Mathew Roberts of the office of Plumber of Windsor Castle together with the keeping of the conduit within the said Castle: during pleasure: with the fee of 12d. a day. Ibid., p. 206.
Same to same for a same for a new grant to William Glanvill of the office of Receiver of First Fruits and Tenths as granted to him by Wm. and Mary: with the fee of 100l. per an. for himself and 20l. per an. for a clerk. Ibid., p. 207.
Same to John, Duke of Newcastle, Warden of Sherwood Forest, at all convenient seasons to hunt and kill stags and hinds in said forest to his own use not exceeding 15 brace in any one year: all notwithstanding the royal prohibition of the hunting, shooting and other destroying of stags and hinds there. Ibid., p. 208.
Royal warrant dormant to the Treasury for payment of the weekly sum of 4l. to Henry Killegrew as royal bounty, from March 8 last. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 411l. imposed in May 1700 in the Exchequer [Court] on John Johnson for loading several packs of wool for transport: he having a wife and 5 small children and being utterly unable to meet said fine. Ibid., p. 214.
May 20.Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Nathan Wright, Keeper of the Great Seal, of an annuity of 4000l. out of the Post Office revenue. Ibid., p. 215.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge the executors of Sir Joseph Williamson of the 2533 ounces of white plate delivered to him out of the Jewel House 1675 March 27 as a Secretary of State: all on the petition of Lady Katherine O'Brien, his widow, representing the great sum of money due from Charles II to the said Williamson at the time of his death. But the value thereof viz. 831l. 5s. 6d. is to be reckoned as towards the said debt. Ibid., pp. 215–6, 484.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to renew the grant to Richard Stacey of the office of Master Bricklayer of the Works: with the fee of 12d. a day. Ibid., p. 217.
Same to same for a same to renew the grant to Sir Christopher Wren of the office of Surveyor of the Works: during pleasure: with the fee of 2s. a day for himself and 6d. a day for his clerk payable out of the Exchequer: and the usual allowance of 4s. a day for diet, boat hire and riding charges payable by the Paymaster of the Works. Ibid., p. 225.
Same to same for a same to renew the grant to Charles Hopson of the office of Purveyor to the Works. Ibid., p. 228.
Same to same for a same to renew the grant to Matthew Banks of the office of Master Carpenter to the Works. Ibid., p. 240.
Same to same for a same to renew the grant to Hopton Haines of the office and place of Weigher and Teller of the Mint in the Tower. Ibid., p. 247.
Letter of direction for 95l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax [as by 1 Anne c. 6]: to be applied as follows as by the Queen's pleasure on the Duke of Ormonde's memorial: as in part of 87,125l. for 10,000 men for sea service:
£
for the Provost Marshal's men for the Sea Expedition60
for furnishing them with horses and accoutrements for providing shackles &c.35
Disposition Book XVI, p. 56.
William Lowndes to the Master of the Jewel Office. The Lord Treasurer has been made acquainted with the enclosed [Lord Chamberlain's] warrant [missing] for a Collar, George and Garter for the Earl of Marlborough. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 18.
Same to the Board of Greencloth for an account "what hath been the usual expense of late of treating Ambassador Extraordinaries [Ambassadors in Extraordinary] upon their coming hither." Ibid., p. 19.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to send to Barbados 1200 fusils slung, 600 pair of horse pistols &c. as by the report of the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. Ibid.
May 20.William Lowndes to Lady Wood. Send your answer tomorrow to the enclosed report [missing] to the King from the Attorney and Solicitor General concerning the matter depending between you and Mr. Rowe. (The like letter to Mr. Rowe.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 19.
Same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences for a certificate of the receipts and payments of the Wine Licence revenue on the first day of every month: and in particular to send forthwith such certificate of same since Xmas last. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ryley to estimate the charge of fencing the Meads at Hampton Court from the barge way and river for the better preservation of the studs there: as by the enclosed memorial [missing] of Richard Marshall. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Moore as waiter and searcher at Saltfleet in Boston port loco Thomas Dove deceased.
John Chillcott as a tidesman in Bristol port loco Thomas Jenkins deceased.
Richard Hutchinson as a same in Boston port loco Michael Wilson dismissed.
John Clarke as a waterman London port loco William Hatton deceased.
William Sillaborin as one of the four riding officers between Spurn Head and Bridlington Bay loco George Hewitt who has declined same. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 185.
May 20 and 22.Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 14 to permit the Hopefor, John Cumby captain, 13 men, to sail to New York with clothing &c. for the 4 Companies of soldiers there.
the Katherine sloop, Henry Van Bael master, and the Industry, James Bridgeman master, and the Adventure, Thomas Dudley master, being now at Cowes, to be permitted to sail to Boston and New York with powder. Ibid., p. 186.
May 20.Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) a like order dated May 21 made on the petition of several gentlemen of Cornwall and traders in the tin trade for protection for 30 seamen for the better management of their trade. The said 30 men are hereby to be protected, to be constantly employed in carrying on the tin trade. Ibid., p. 188.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Wright for a lease of some waste grounds near Alfreton and Swanwick in Co. Derby. Reference Book VII, p. 464.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of James Mackburny: shewing that being employed in the Royal Fishery of England he has discovered several fraudulent practices in the exportation of salt and fish and informed Mr. Lowndes at the time of the drawing the Bill now passed [1 Anne c. 15] for preventing frauds in the Duties on Salt: therefore praying to be made Secretary of the Commission (in case such be) for managing the Salt Revenue. Ibid.
May 20.Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 18 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery of furniture detailed for an apartment at the Cockpit for the entertainment of Ambassadors viz. the Eating Room, the Withdrawing Room, the Bedchamber, the room beyond the Bedchamber and the closet as follows: for the Eating Room one Barbary mat and one green cloth carpet; in the Withdrawing Room 2 pair of window curtains of crimson serge; one walnut tree table; glass and stands in the Bedchamber, 2 pair of white tabby window curtains, a black table, glass and stands; a Barbary mat; in the room beyond the Bedchamber one pair of crimson serge window curtains; in the Closet within it one close stool with a velvet seat and 2 pans; 6 pewter chamber pots, 6 pewter basons; 10 dozen of cane chairs, 6 pair of snuffers and 6 snuff pans, 12 pair of brass candlesticks, 10,000 tenter hooks, 10,000 tacks, 4 hammers. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 215.
The like for same of a same dated March 29 last to same for the provision of particulars against the Coronation viz. a carpet and cushion for the Queen to walk and kneel on at her offerings; go[l]d tabby to cover the throne and the steps up to it in the Abbey; crimson sayes and serge to cover several seats and hang before the Galleries in the Abbey and Westminster Hall; cases of serge for all the chairs, stools and cushions in the Abbey; green and red Broad Bays to apparel the scaffolds, rails and seats in the Abbey and Hall, also the seats for the House of Commons; a black chair and a high stool of green velvet trimmed with gold and silver fringes for His Royal Highness [Prince George of Denmark] in the [Westminster] Hall; four manuscript books of the Church Service and Ceremony of the Coronation, one for the Queen, one for the Prince, one for the Archbishop of Canterbury, and one for the Dean of Westminster, to be richly bound in Turkey leather; a tuft of crimson silk made up in gold to dry up the oil after the Queen's annointing. Ibid., 216.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Howjan Babah merchant to ship on the Regard Capt. Warner [Commander] and the Howland Capt. Hayes [Commander] bound for India 14 bells weighing 14 hundredweight 3 quarters and 10 pounds for the use of the Armenian Churches in Persia. Ibid., p. 217.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Phillip Howard as Housekeeper of the Excise Office as amply as Richard Staines or Thomas Lassells or any other predecessor. Ibid., p. 227.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to remit to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Warde robe, 216l. 0s. 9d. for particulars, detailed, of furniture for thCharlotte yacht attending on the coast of Ireland: clear of all charges [and losses by exchange &c.]. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 204.
May 20.Royal warrant to the Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to allow on the muster rolls the pay of Thomas, Lord Windsor as Col. of the Regiment of Horse in Ireland late under the Earl of Macclesfield deceased viz. from the death of the said Earl [5 Nov., 1701] although his [Windsor's] commission is only dated March 10 last. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 205.
Same to same to pay 500l. to Col. Charles Ross as royal bounty: being the bounty which was intended him by William III. Ibid.
Same to same to allow in the respective accounts of the Receiver and Paymaster General, Ireland, items detailed amounting in all to 1767l. 18s. 9½d. being overpayments under the head of Concordatums from 1700 Nov. 14 (to which time all extraordinary payments on the like head were allowed) to Dec. 31 last being payments which the late Lords Justices, the Lord Lieutenant and the Privy Council of Ireland have been forced to make on extraordinary and very pressing occasions: viz. as follows:
£s.d.
to Ralph Bucknall for clothes for the Gamekeeper at the Curragh of Kildare1100
to the Comptroller of the Ordnance for taking the remains of stores round the Kingdom10322
to the Pursuivants at Arms for extraordinary attendance1500
to — Jordan and Arthur Bush to distribute to poor prisoners [? of war]72173
to Sympson's children for discovery of books3000
to — Bucknall for firing for the [Phœnix] Park Keepers900
to ditto for hay for the deer in winter1060
to Humphry May for transcribing the Secretary's books7000
to George Lorinan for carrying Protestants out of an island during the seige of Limerick2600
to Alexander Irwin for bringing in Tories2170
to Henry Pratt in part for making a map of Ireland30
to the Pursuivants at Arms for extraordinary attendance15
to John Bates, Gamekeeper at the Curragh10
to — Crooke for the extraordinary charge in printing Rules &c. for the Army quartering in barracks811611
to Capt. Coward for trunks and charges in bringing Acts of Parliament &c.5892
to Henry Ringwood, Keeper of the Records2500
to Thomas Price, arrears as Town Major at Dublin17150
to Robert Heath for firing in the Wardrobe1560
to Thomas Burgh for extraordinary expense at Charlemont for drawbridge, gates &c.120129
to Humphry May for extraordinary expense at the Secretary's Office5879
half a year's rent for the Parliament House90
to Baron Virazell for extraordinary charity to the French Protestants4000
to the partners in the hempen manufactures for his Majesty's share therein128311
to Humphry May for extraordinary expense in the Secretary's Office267186
to Thomas Burgh for extraordinary expense for repairs at Limerick, Kinsale &c.3000
to Thomas Revy for taking a Tory110
to John Bates, Gamekeeper1000
to Robert Heath, extraordinary expense in the Wardrobe &c.9180
to Ralph Wilson, rent of a storehouse at Limerick1500
half a year's rent for the Parliament House90
to masons for extraordinary repairs in the Park2156
to Henry Ringwood, Keeper of the Records25
to Capt. Thomas Burgh, for sentry boxes1229
£176718
Ibid., pp. 206–7.
May 20.Same to same to allow the like levy money of 2l. per private sentinel to the Regiments in Ireland that were not to serve at sea as was directed to be allowed supra p. 165 to the 5 (4) Regiments in Ireland designed for service at sea this summer viz. if they be found complete on June 1 next. Ibid., p. 207.
Same to same to add to the Military Establishment of Ireland the numbers of recruits, Companies and Regiments now raising there under the royal warrants of Feb. 19 last [missing] and March 13 last supra p. 167 viz. to be allowed [complete] as from March 1 last if they are found to be full on the 1st June next. Ibid., p. 208.
Same to same to pay Gilbert Dolben 100l., one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, Ireland, for last Lent Circuit notwithstanding he did not go the same by reason of his attendance as a Member of the House of Commons in England. Ibid., p. 209.
Same to same to renew the Commission of the Revenue in Ireland viz to Francis Roberts, Thomas Keightley, Bartholomew Van Homrigh, John South, Sir Thomas Southwell to be Commissioners of Excise and they also, together with Christopher Carlton and Samuel Ogle, to be Commissioners of Revenue. Ibid., p. 216.