Treasury Warrants
June 1702, 1-15

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'Treasury Warrants: June 1702, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 234-252. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87372 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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June 1702, 1-15

June 1.Royal letters patent appointing Sir Simon Harcourt to be Solicitor General loco Sir John Hawles thereto appointed by patent of 1695 June 13. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 249.
Same appointing Edward Northey Esq. as Attorney General, being the office to which he was appointed by patent of Wm. III dated 1701 July 5. Ibid., p. 417.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett for a copy of the Lord Admiral's instructions for payment of the 6 Marine Regiments. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 23.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant for allowing to Sir Thomas Knatchbull his half pay from 1698 August 19 to 1699 March 25 as Commissary of the Musters to the Marine Regiments of the Marquess of Carmarthen and Sir Cloudesley Shovell. Ibid., p. 25.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 31 for a fisher boat or small vessel to be protected to sail with Charles Gibson whom Secretary Nottingham is sending to Calais for her Majesty's service. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 192.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: Order ut supra dated May 31 for protection to the John and Thomas, John Overshall master, lying at the Hermitage [wharf in London port]; and the Providence, Thomas Mason master, lying at St. Katherine's [wharf in London port] laden with clothing &c. for the Earl of Barrymore's Dragoons bound for Holland. Ibid.
June 1.The like protection to 6 ships [unnamed] at Bristol with 10 seamen and 8 landsmen each to sail with 2 Regiments of Foot from Bristol to Ireland and afterwards on their intended voyages respectively. Ibid., p. 193.
Entry of the indenture of contract between Treasurer Godolphin and Sir James Bateman, John Heathcoat and Henry Fermor, Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills, for the circulation of 1,500,000l. of such Bills as by the Deficiency Act [8–9 Wm. III, c. 20] and 1,200,000l. as by the late Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage granted to Wm. III [8–9 Wm. III, c. 24] and as by the late Act [12–13 Wm. III, c. 1] for renewing the credit of Exchequer Bills: to the end that every person or body entitled to tallies and orders on any branches of the revenues or on any taxes, when the same come in course of payment may not be obliged to accept Exchequer Bills against their own voluntary consent, and that ready money may be provided for exchanging [encashing] the same [the said Bills]: the several subscribers to these presents [names not appended] hereby contract and agree with Treasurer Godolphin that they will pay to the abovesaid Trustees the sums respectively subscribed by each at such times and in such proportions (not exceeding a fifth part at a time) as the said Lord Treasurer shall require by notice to be affixed in the Receipt of the Treasury (to wit in the Office of the Chamberlain there) and by signification thereof in the Gazette giving 14 days' notice for the making of each payment: provided that the notice for the first payment of the new subscription is not to be given before 16 June 1702 being the time of the determination of a former subscription pursuant to the contract dated 1701 June 16: further provided that if any part of the subscribed moneys shall be required and paid for exchanging such Bills, the Bills so exchanged shall be immediately delivered to such subscribers or contractors.
Immediately upon the signing of this agreement the said subscribers shall pay the said Trustees 5 per cent. of their several subscriptions to remain in the hands of the Trustees until the determination of the contract, as a security for their due performance, on pain to forfeit the said 5 per cent. deposit and interest thereon.
The Trustees are faithfully to pay such subscribed moneys in satisfaction of such tallies and orders "where any of the said Bills shall be actually brought into the Exchequer instead of money [and shall be thence issued] in payment of such tallies and orders and the owners thereof shall be desirous, instead of such Bills, to receive their payment or satisfaction for such tallies and orders in [ready] money."
The Trustees to keep fair and just accounts of their receipts, payments and doings herein, which shall be liable to the view and inspection of the Lord Treasurer.
On his side the Lord Treasurer on her Majesty's behalf agrees that this contract shall oblige for one year only from 16 June 1702 and that when the subscriptions are paid in the said 5 per cent. deposit "or so much thereof as shall then remain" shall be repaid to the said contractors or subscribers by the said Trustees: and that the said contractors shall have 3 per cent. per an. on their subscriptions from the date hereof [for] so long as they shall remain liable for such subscription: and if the whole subscription be required in less than a year's time or there be not occasion for employing the [whole] subscription or some part thereof for [not] so long a time the said contractors shall nevertheless be entitled to the 3 per cent. for a whole year on their [full] subscription.
As soon as the subscriptions shall be advanced the Lord Treasurer will pay to the said Trustees the said full 3 per cent. interest to be by them paid over to the said Contractors within 14 days of the payment of the last part of their subscription. And the whole charge of executing this trust shall be borne by her Majesty. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 247–51.
June 1.Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to order the Paymaster General of Ireland to receive into pay [on the Irish Establishment] the 5 Regiments of Col. Tho. Farrington, Col. Jo. Gibson, Col. Tho. Stringer, Charles, Lord Mohun and Sir Rich. Temple from the day the 5 Regiments from Ireland embarqued for sea service. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 213.
June 2.Money order for 3931l. 1s. 7¼d. to the New East India Company for one year's interest of 65,518l. 7s. 0¾d. being the deficiency of their yearly sum of 133,040l. viz.: for the 2 years ended 1700 Sept. 29 and 1701 Sept. 29. Order Book V, p. 370.
Same for 321l. 5s. 4¾d. to the General Society trading to the East Indies for one year's interest of 5354l. 10s. 5¾d. being the deficiency of their yearly sum of 26,960l. payable to the said Society: viz. for the abovesaid 2 years: all as provided by the Act 1 Anne c. 6 cl. cxxx [which appropriated inter al. 4352l. 2s. 7d., representing the above 2 sums, for 6 per cent. interest for one year on the deficiency of the Salt and Stamp Duties granted by the Two Million Act 9 Wm. III, c. 44]. Ibid., p. 371.
Letter of direction for 3181l. 8s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 10,000 soldiers in sea service: to be upon account for the 5 Regiments of Foot [sent] from Ireland to serve on board the Fleet from the time of their embarcation in Ireland to come into the said service. Disposition Book XVI, p. 61.
William Lowndes to the Wine Licence Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Warters for the place of Solicitor for Wine Licences.
The like of Samuel Clarke's petition [missing] for same. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 23, 24.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] on behalf of Sir John Manwaring and Sir Michael Biddolph. Ibid., p. 23.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to rate a fine for renewal of the lease of Bennett, Lord Sherard of some houses in Windmill Fields in St. James's bailiwick. Ibid., p. 29.
June 2.Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Smith as a coastwaiter London port loco Richard Uphill, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 192.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Adam Brown for some employment in the revenue. Reference Book VII, p. 466.
Same to same of Charles Ball's petition for a noli prosequi to an Exchequer prosecution for currants imported in the Bellisah pink. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Warters, barrister-at-law for the post of secretary to the Salt Commissioners he being qualified, being a student of the Common law for above 20 years. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Cha. Duncombe [late Excise Cashier] for payment of 49l. 10s. 2d. expended by him in carrying Excise money to the Exchequer from 11 Nov. 1696 to 12 May 1697. Ibid.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Robert Crompton to be Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, being the office to which he was constituted 1697–8 Feb. 9 by the then Treasury Lords. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 232.
Warrant by same to Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to prepare 5 gold medals, of double the value of those distributed at the Queen's Coronation; being for presentation to the Ambassadors from the States General and their Secretary and to the Envoy from the King of Denmark. Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a patent for the Exchequer seal to constitute George Cholmondley to be Steward and Keeper of the Courts of the manor and lordship of Sheere alias Richmont alias Richmond Co. Surrey loco John Latton Esq. Ibid., p. 233.
Reference by Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland of 2 petitions of the Duke of Ormonde, the one praying payment of the surplus of 5864l. 8s. 3d. made by the Crown on the 7 years' lease of his Prizage and Butlerage of Wines at the rent of 1500l. per an.; the other proposing a new lease of same to the Crown at 3500l. per an. rent. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 209.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of John Walker that no grant pass of the office of Marshal of the Exchequer Court without notice being given to him at the Exchequer Ho[use] in the New Palace Yard, Westminster. Caveat Book, p. 55.
June 3.Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Charles Johnson gent. as imprest for the Stables: to be expended by him under orders from Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Benjamin Bathurst and Hugh Chudleigh, Commissioners for the Stables. (Money warrant dated June 23 hereon.) (Money order dated June 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 231. Money Book XVI, p. 72. Order Book V, p. 373.
June 3.Royal sign manual for 50,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, as imprest for the Household of the late King William III. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon.) (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 232. Money Book XVI, p. 70. Order Book V, p. 368.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to void the patent to Harry Mordaunt of the office of Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance and to grant same to Charles Bertie with the usual fee of 40l. per an. and all other fees. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 232.
Same to same for a same to appoint Commissioners for the Salt Duties viz. Sir Marmaduke Wyvell, John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Ashburnham Toll and Thomas Everard: with 500l. per an. salary each: with Thomas Hopkins as Comptroller of the said Duties. Ibid., p. 234.
Same to same for a same to reappoint Sir Robert Cotton and Sir Thomas Frankland as Postmasters General. Ibid., pp. 235–7.
Same to same for a same to regrant to Robert Harley the offices of Steward of the Lordships and manors of Melenydd [Maelienydd], Gwerthreinon, Cwmdauddwr, Presteigne and Presteigne Land, Knighton and Gladestry Co. Radnor and of the boroughs of Knighton and Presteigne: all as amply as were enjoyed by him the said Harley or the late Marquess of Powis, Charles Lord Ragland or any other person &c. (Entry repeated under date June 9.) Ibid., p. 238, 376.
Same to same for a same to regrant to Samuell Travers the office of Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., p. 239.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 60,000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the Household. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon). (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 233. Money Book XVI, p. 70. Order Book V, p. 368.
Royal sign manual for 735l. to Robert Harley, for 147 days 1701 Dec. 30 to 1702 May 25 on his 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon.) (Money order dated June 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 243. Money Book XVI, p. 65. Order Book V, p. 365. Disposition Book XVI, p. 66.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Stamped Paper &c. the new Commissioners to be Edward Lloyd, Henry Cornish, Richard Uthwayte Robert Poley and — Wyneve in place of Edward Lloyd, Henry Cornish, Henry Harris, James Isaacson, Thomas Farrington, Richard Uthwaite and Robert Poley. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 253–6.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 31 for the removal of the embargo from all ships and vessels trading coastwise and to Hamburgh, the East Country and Russia. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 193.
June 3Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Segar to be assistant to the Weigher and Teller of the Mint: [being the office] to which he was appointed 1689 Aug. 3. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 241.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a great seal for a grant to Thomas, Lord Coningsby of the Office of the Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of Ireland as granted to him by Wm. III. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 210.
The like to appoint Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander, Thomas Erle and Thomas Kightely to be Lords Justices of Ireland in the absence of the Lord Lieutenant. Ibid., p. 211.
June 4.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon.) (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 233. Money Book XVI, p. 68. Order Book V, p. 368.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Sidney Godolphin the office of one of the seven Auditors of the Exchequer Court as amply as Ralph, now Lord Grey, Charles Herbert or any other predecessors therein: the patent of 1692 to the said Ralph Grey being hereby to be revoked. (The patent hereon is dated June 15.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 240.
Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to (Sarah, Countess of Marlborough wife of) John, Earl of Marlborough: for the Privy Purse: without account: the acquittances of the Countess of Marlborough to be a sufficient discharge notwithstanding her coverture. (Money warrant dated June 15 hereon.) (Money order dated June 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 256. Order Book V, p. 365.
June 5.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 31l. 13s. 4d. per an. to William Taylour as Comptroller of Bristol port.
the salary of 34l. per an. to William Clutterbuck as Searcher of Bristol port.
the salary of 24l. per an. to Joseph Taylor as Customer of Berwick port. Money Book XVI, p. 56.
Same to Edward Pyle, woodward of New Forest, to detain his salary of 150l. per an. out of moneys arising by the sale of dotard trees in said forest; and likewise his deputy's salary of 50l. per an. Ibid., p. 57.
Same to the Exchequer for tallies of pro on the Tenths for the annuity or pension of 200l. per an. to the late Sir Samuel Morland and his son, now Sir Samuell Moreland. (In the margin: three later entries of confirmation dated 1710 Oct. 11, 1711 June 26 and 1714 Oct. 29 hereof respectively.) Ibid.
June 5.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills to pay 650l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for the expense of managing in his Office the business of said Bills for one year from 1702 March 25. Money Book XVI, p. 57.
Same dormant to the Excise Commissioners to pay the salary of 50l. per an. to William Hall from 1702 Lady day as deputy housekeeper of the Excise Office. Ibid., p. 58.
Same to the Receipt to pay the annuity or pension of 1000l. per an. to Anthony Henley for 21 years from 1696 Xmas out of the Tenths of the Dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum; and the like annuity or yearly pension for 99 years terminable on the life of Elizabeth daughter of Robert, Earl of Sunderland and wife of the Earl of Clancarty: as by the great seal of 1696–7 March 12. Ibid.
Same to same to pay the annuities of 10,972l. 19s. 3d. and 1256l. 16s. 1½d. to the Queen Dowager of England out of the Excise: to wit by tallies of pro or assignment on the Commissioners, Receivers, Collectors or Farmers of Excise as by the great seals of 1672 Dec. 20 and 1674 Oct. 9. Ibid.
Same to Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office, to pay the annuity of 4000l. to Maynard, Duke of Schonberg and Leinster and what is grown due thereon from Xmas last. Ibid., p. 59.
Same to same to pay the allowance of 20s. a day from 1701 Sept. 29 to James D' Cardonnel for his place of Court Post (carryer of all royal letters and despatches between the Court or Palace of residence and the first post stage or post office) as by the patent of 1700 Dec. 7. Ibid.
Same to same to pay the annuity or pension of 3500l. to Thomas, Duke of Leeds. Ibid.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Alienation office revenue for the annuity of 1000l. per an. to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne as Trustees for the Lady Bridget, Countess of Plymouth: as by the great seal of 1678–9 March 20. Ibid., p. 60.
Same to same for same on the revenue of First Fruits and Tenths for the annuity of 2000l. to the said Countess of Plymouth as by the great seal of same date. Ibid., p. 61.
Same to the Postmasters General to pay the salary of 4000l. per an. to Sir Nathan Wright as Keeper of the Great Seal: as by the great seal of May 28 last. Ibid., p. 62.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Tenths of the diocese of York for the annuity or yearly pension of 600l. to George Booth Esq.: as by the patent of 1699 June 27. Ibid.
Same to same for same on the First Fruits for the annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to Aubery, Earl of Oxford and Diana his wife. Ibid., p. 63.
June 5.Same to the Receiver General of the Post Office to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 300l. to Samuel Johnson, clerk, for 99 years terminable on the lives of him or Benjamin his son. Ibid.
Same to same to pay the annuity or pension of 4000l. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester for 99 years terminable on the lives of him or Henry, commonly called Viscount Hyde. Ibid., p. 64.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay the salary of 30l. per an. to the Yard Keepers of the Excise Office as hitherto usually allowed.
40l. per an. to the porter of the Excise Office similarly. Ibid.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for the annuity of 500l. to Elizabeth Hamilton as by the patent of 1673 July 20.
the like for the 425l. per an. to James Hamilton as assignee of the abovesaid Elizabeth Hamilton his mother: out of the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. David's as by the patent of like date. Ibid., p. 65.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 3000l. to George, Duke of Northumberland as by the patent of 1674 Oct. 22. (In the margin: a later Treasury warrant for renewal dated 1714 Nov. 10.) Ibid., p. 66.
Same to the Commissioners of the Alienation Office to pay 500l. per an. out of the Alienation Office revenue as in part of the annuity or yearly pension to Charles, Duke of St. Albans and Diana his wife as by the patent of 1694 Sept. 14. (In the margin: a later Treasury warrant of renewal dated 1727 Nov. 28.) Ibid.
Same to the Receiver General of the Post Office to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 1000l. to William, Earl of Rochford, as by the grant from Wm. III. Ibid., p. 69.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum for the annuity or yearly pension of 1000l. to Ashburnham Toll Esq. as by the patent of 1697 May 15. Ibid., p. 71.
Money warrant for 225l. to William Borrett for half a year to April 15 last on his salary as Treasury Solicitor. (Money order dated June 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 63. Order Book V, p. 365.
Same for 72l. to Robert, Lord Lucas, late Governor of the Tower of London, for his contingent charges therein 1701 June 24 to 1702 May 15. (Money order dated June 16 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 65. Order Book XV, p. 366.
Same for 1000l. to Thomas Visct. Dupplin for one year to 1684 Sept. 29 as assignee of the late Earl of Kinnoul: out of the Four and a Half per cent Duty. Money Book XVI, p. 72.
Treasurer Godolphin's dormant warrant to the Auditor of North and South Wales and the respective Receivers of Crown Revenues for North and South Wales or either of them, for payment from 1701 Xmas of 500l. per an. to the Duke and Duchess of St. Albans, out of the said revenues: as in part of the 2000l. per an. granted to them by the patent of 1694 Sept. 14. (In the margin: a later Treasury warrant of confirmation dated 1727 Nov. 28.) Money Book XVI, p. 85.
June 5.Treasurer Godolphin's dormant warrant to the Clerk of the Pells &c. for tallies on the First Fruits and Tenths for 1000l. per an. to said Duke and Duchess in further part of the abovesaid 2000l. per an. Ibid., p. 86.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay over to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, the 839l. 10s. 0d. lately directed to said Earl: and is for the Victuallers for provisions furnished for the Company [of Foot] at Newfoundland for one year from 1701 Xmas. Disposition Book XVI, p. 60.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: for wages to seamen: out of loans on Subsidies and Land Tax. Ibid., p. 61.
Same for 3450l. to the Earl of Ranelagh as in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service: being for one month for the 5 Regiments sent on board from Ireland.
and 1712l. 1s. 6d. in further part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men to serve with the Allies: and is for subsistence for the Regiments of Horse of Schonberg and Arran; and Dragoons of Ross and Teviott; and Foot of Row and Ferguson who are to be embarked for Holland. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 21,382l. 7s. 6d. to Monsieur Machado as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for bread for the Queen's Forces in the Low Countries, being for 100,000 guilders at 10 guilders 17 stivers per £ as per contract9216100
for 200 bread waggons for 4 months at 5 guilders 10 stivers a day each12165176
Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on Secretary Nottingham's letter [missing] relating to seamen employed in Custom House sloops which are proposed to be turned over to the Navy. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 24.
June 5, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 25.Treasurer Godolphin's flat for royal letters patent to appoint John Latton as Searcher of Plymouth port.
Lancelot Whitehall as Customer of Chichester port.
Thomas Lowther as Searcher of Cardiff port.
Richard and William Gwynn as Customers of Cardiff port.
James Pavey as Searcher of Ipswich port.
Daniel Lawrence as Collector of Petty Customs, London port.
Daniell and John Mann as Comptroller of Cardiff port.
Richard Lowther as Collector of Newcastle on Tyne port.
William Draper as Searcher of Hull port.
George Slee as Searcher of Lynn Regis port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 191.
June 5.Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) letter from Secretary Nottingham to [Treasurer Godolphin] for the discharge of 4 French barques and 2 boats now detained at Guernsey: all by reason that the Lieut. Governor of Guernsey has certified that the French at St. Malo have treated our merchant ships with great justice and civility, sending them away and assisting them in their voyage to Guernsey. Ibid., p. 194.
Treasurer Godolphin's authorisation to Thomas Andrews of London gent to execute the office ad interim of Surveyor of the Petty Customs, London port during the absence of George Petty, or until the nomination of some other person thereto by Richard, Earl of Scarborough. Ibid., pp. 195–6.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners and Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Metcalfe and Richard Metcalfe to be allowed to compound for Customs and Excise Duties, they being insolvent by reason of great losses at sea. Reference Book VII, p. 466.
Same to Mr. Baker of the petition of John Russell for a noli prosequi to the information against him for transporting wool, for which he was convicted in Trinity term 1701.
The like for John Dufty on a like conviction in Hilary term 1698. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Richards for repayment of 1475l. 10s. 2d. overpaid on his account of Marriage Duties by mistake of his correspondent. Ibid. VIII, p. 7.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting William Freeman, one of the Masters of Chancery, to attend in the Office of Compositions for Alienations for taking oaths and signing writs of Covenant and Writs of Entre concerning lands or tenements: loco George Morly gent hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 224.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of the late Bishop of St. Davids for the said bishop to be heard before Mr. Lucy be allowed for extraordinary charges as Receiver of the Temporalities of said bishopric: notice to be given to said bishop at Capt. Rawlings in Holborn Row in Lincolns Inn Fields near the Watch House. Caveat Book, p. 56.
June 8.Royal letters patent constituting William Blathwait one of the clerks of the Privy Council.
Edward Southwell the like.
John Povey the like: [being the offices already held by them] King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 451.
Same constituting John Cox as Keeper of the Council Chamber: being the office granted to him by Wm. III, 1700 Dec. 19. Ibid., p. 483.
June 8.Money warrant for 48l. 6s. 8d. to Sir William Symson, a Baron of the Exchequer, for half a year to 1702 Lady day on his yearly fees of 16l. 13s. 4d.; 13l. 6s. 8d. and 66l. 13s. 4d. Money Book XVI, p. 64.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the daughters of Sir John Mainwaring on behalf of their father, one of the sureties for Morgan Whitley. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 24.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Samuel Dale, landwaiter London port, for leave to surrender his place to John Digby, a deputy Queen's waiter there. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to appoint Francis Bridges as your Cashier and Henry Palmer as your Solicitor as soon as your Commission is passed. Ibid., p. 25.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Richard Taylor proposing sureties for his office of Paymaster of the Annuities on the Million Lottery. Reference Book VII, p. 467.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Thomas Silvester to be smith in the Mint; being the office to which he was constituted 1697–8 Feb. 5. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 236.
Same constituting William Bayley to be Messenger to the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise.
Charles Wright to be doorkeeper to said Commissioners. Ibid., p. 238.
Same constituting Thomas Hoblyn to be one of the four Supervisors of the Tin Blowing Houses in Cos. Cornwall and Devon loco Thomas Sprigg hereby superseded, viz. one blowing house in Plympton, one in Shestow [Sheepstor] Co. Devon, one in [St.] Blazey, one in[St.] Neot, one in Linkinhorne, one in Calstock and one lately built in St. Agnes.
Walter Mander as a same for same in St. Allen, St. Agnes, Illogan, Redruth, Gwennap, Penryn and one called Trecoas lately built near Penryn: loco John Penneek.
Charles Penneek as a same for same at Godolphin House in the parish of Bryach [St. Breage], Ludgvan, Chyan Dowerhouse [Chyandour House] in the parish of Gulval, 3 in the parish of Givendowne [Wendron] and one lately built called Rose Kymershouse in the parish of Maugon [Mawgan] near Helston: loco Francis Cole.
John Basset as a same for same viz. 3 blowing houses in Kenwyn, one each in St. Stephen, St. Austell, Polgooth, St. Eve [Ewe] and one lately built called Bessowehouse in the parish of Key [Kea] near Truro: being the office to which he was constituted 3 Feb. 1692–3. Ibid., pp. 238, 239.
Same constituting Henry Baker to be Solicitor to the Treasury, being the office to which he was appointed 11 Sept. 1696. Ibid., p. 240.
June 9.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Godolphin of the office of Assay Master or Tryer of the Tin at all the coinages of tin within the counties of Cornwall and Devon: with the salary of 200l. per an.: being a regrant of the said office granted to him in the 1st year of Wm. and Mary. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 243.
Same to same for a same for a re-grant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh of the office of Receiver and Paymaster of the Forces; which office he holds by a grant of 1689 Aug. 15. Ibid., pp. 244–5.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to give allowance to the said Earl of Ranelagh in his account from 1690–1 Jan. 1 as Paymaster of the Forces of the sum of 2000l. paid by him 1691–2 March 3 to Rudolf Kien for the late King's Privy Purse under a royal sign manual dated 1692–3 Feb. 8 and 916l. 5s. 3d. paid by him to George Clarke Esq. for the secret service of the said late King without account as by a royal sign manual of 1692–3 March 4. Ibid., p. 248.
Same to same for a same for 600l. per an. to Peregrine Bertie, as Vice Chamberlain of the Household: as from Xmas last. Ibid., p. 250.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Earle gent of the office of Register of Seizures; being the office he now holds. Ibid.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Thomas Hancock of the office of Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Wine Licence Revenue, being the office he now holds. Ibid., pp. 251–2.
Same to same for a same to appoint Rowland Holt as Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs, as amply as the said Holt or Giles Lytcot or any other predecessors therein. Ibid., p. 259.
Same to same for a same to appoint Henry Harris as Graver of the Mint, being the office he now holds. Ibid., pp. 259–60.
Same to same for a same for a Commission of Appeals in Excise: the Commissioners to be Sir William Honywood, Richard Beke, George Dodington, Edmund Chaloner, and John Lock Esqrs.: with 200l. per an. salary each as from Lady day past. Ibid., p. 261.
Same to same for a same to appoint Whitlock Bulstrode Esq. as Solicitor of Excise with the salary of 200l. per an. being the office he now holds. Ibid., p. 270.
Royal constitution of Jeremiah Shingsley (Shingley) as second clerk to the Warden of the Mint with the salary of 40l. per an. Ibid., p. 271.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new grant to William Smyth of the office of Captain of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners granted him by patent of 1689 April 4. Ibid., p. 273–4.
June 9.Royal warrant dormant to Isaac Newton Esq., Master of the Mint, to pay the yearly salary or allowance of 60l. to Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint, for an additional clerk. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 275.
Royal warrant for 20,095l. 11s. 7d. to Francis Stratford, representing the cost of cloth for the service of [the soldiers of] the King of Sweden and freight thereof and cost of exchange thereon: in accordance with the Resolution of the House of Commons of Feb. 10 last which granted 100,000 Rix Dollars to William III upon account of succours provided by the King of Sweden pursuant to the Treaty of 7 Oct. 1701 with the said King of Sweden, which said Dollars at 4s. 6d. per dollar came to 20,500l. [22,500l.]: towards which sum there has been issued to said Stratford at the Exchequer 19,500l. between 1701 May 12 and 1701–2 Jan. 19 in sums detailed and out of funds detailed in pursuance of a royal warrant by the late King William III dated 7 May 1701: viz. as follows:
£s.d.
12 May 1701 out of the Duties of Four and a Half per cent.10095
out of Compositions in the Exchequer100
out of the Hereditary [Excise] and Temporary Excise198914£
3000
17 May 1701 out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise2000
28 May 1701 out of Additional Tonnage and Poundage3000
6 August out of Letter [or Post Office] money7888
out of Hereditary and Temporary Excise121111
2000
13 August out of Additional Tonnage and Poundage2000
8 Oct. out of Letter [or Post Office] money1000
15 Oct. out of Additional Tonnage and Poundage2000
13 Nov. out of ditto1000
19 Nov. out of seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods2000
19 Jan. [1701–2] out of Additional Tonnage and Poundage1500
£19500
and it appears by the said Stratford's account that the charge of the said cloth so transmitted to the King of Sweden and the freight thereof and the fees on the receipt of said 19,500l. at the Exchequer amount to 20,095l. 11s. 7d. The present sum is in part of 49,500l. appropriated by the Act 1 Anne c. 6 as the sum voted for making good the Treaties with Sweden, of which the said 100,000 Rix Dollars is part. (Money warrant dated June 17 hereon.) (Money order dated June 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 276. Money Book XVI, p. 69. Order Book p. 372.
June 9.Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to re-grant to Phillip Ryley the office of Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 279–280.
Same to same for a same to grant to Nathaniel Booth junr. of Gray's Inn the office of Surveyor of Greenwax. Ibid., p. 280.
Same to same for a same to grant to Sir Richard Middleton of Chirk the office of steward of the Lordship, manor and lands of Denbigh alias Denbigh Lands &c. Ibid., p. 378.
Royal sign manual for 136l. 17s. 6d. to the executors of Col. Edmund Ogar for 3 years to 1698 Xmas (soon after which time he died) on a pension of 45l. 12s. 6d. per an. granted to him by Charles II out of the rent of the Lotteries. (Money warrant dated June 25 hereon.) (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 381. Money Book XVI, p. 100. Order Book V, p. 380.
Letters of direction for 5400l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax: to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster to the Regiments under the Lord High Admiral, 2400l. thereof for the subsistence of the 6 Regiments of Marines; and the remaining 3000l. to be put on board the Fleet and to be applied for pay of the Forces under said Paymaster's pay by orders of the Commander in Chief of the Expedition. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest same accordingly.) Disposition Book XVI, pp. 62, 63.
Same for 42,783l. 8s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans as above: for services as follows
£s.d.
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service12000
in further part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men, to complete 40,000l. with the 9216l. 11s. 10d. supra p. 1963078382
£4278382
Ibid., p. 64.
[? June 9].Same for 600l. to the Earl of Ranelagh to be paid over to Thomas, Lord Fairfax as executor to the late Lord Colepeper, for one year to 1700 Sept. 29 on the late Lord Colepeper's grant of 600l. per an. for 31 years from 1673–4 Feb. 25 in lieu of his patent or grant of the quit rents and other profits of Virginia. The present issue is to be paid out of the Civil List money [of the late King] grown due before 8 March last. Ibid., p. 66.
June 9.William Lowndes to Mr. Whitfeild to propose his securities for his place of Paymaster of the 6 Marine Regiments. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 25.
June 9.Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Christopher Tilson to be clerk to the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise, being the office to which he was constituted under Wm. III. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 235.
Warrant by same to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a constat of the office of Steward of the Manor and Lordship of Brecon as granted 1660 Nov. 14 to Richard, then Earl of Carbery; in order to a grant thereof to John, now Earl of Carbery. Ibid., p. 237.
Treasurer Godolphin's subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 8 instant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of 4 umbrellas for the Drawing Room and Bedchamber at the Cockpit where the Ambassadors are to be entertained. Ibid., p. 240.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 1148l. 15s. 1d. (together with the exchange thereon) to Lord Mohun, as executor to the late Earl of Macclesfield in order to the discharging here [in England] of the debts incurred here on account of clothing for his Regiment of Horse in 1699 and 1700. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 212.
Same to same to pay Capt. John Porter, (Capt. in Col. Frederick Hamilton's Regiment, whose commission was superseded by that of Capt. John Moyle) half pay from 1701 June 15 to Feb. 12 following, on which latter date he was restored to his former post. Ibid., p. 214.
Same to same to insert on the Irish Establishment the allowance of half pay to Lieut. Col. Meredith Gwyllym who was on the list of half pay officers in England and therefore was not provided with employment in Ireland. Ibid., p. 215.
The like for half pay to Capt. David Stedman, eldest Captain in half pay in Brigadier Ingoldsby's Regiment, he having given up his Commission to the next half pay Captain at the desire of said Ingoldsby. Ibid., p. 217.
June 12.Letter of direction for 210l. to the Paymaster of the Works: to be paid to Signor Verrio for painting at Hampton Court before the decease of Wm. III: to be issued out of [the late King's] Civil List money grown due before March 8 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 64.
[?]Same for 4000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst in further part of 10,000l. for the Coronation Dinner and other uses of the Household ut supra p. 191. Ibid.
June 12.Same for 7937l. 16s. 9½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax [1 Anne c. 6]: to be applied as follows
£s.d.
in further part of 264,874l. 19s. 8d. for Subsistence of the Guards and Garrisons from the 11th to the 24th inst.5279196
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service: to complete the subsistence to the 24th inst. of the 5 Regiments lately come from Ireland to serve at sea1138181
in further part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men viz. for quarters detailed for the Regiments of Brigadier Windham, Schonberg, Lumley, Arran's Horse; Royal Regiment of Dragoons and Tiviot's Dragoons 1150l.: and for 2 weeks' subsistence to the 24th inst. to a regiment which is to be accounted part of the said 40,000 men 368l. 19s. 2d.1518192
£793716
Ibid., p. 65.
June 12.William Lowndes to Mr. Ireton for an account of the charges of the horses sent by the late King as a present to the King of the Romans. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 25.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Michael Baker senr. and Michael Baker junr., Marshal of the Marshalsea of the Exchequer, concerning John Walker's caveat against the renewal of their patent for said office. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to appoint Michael East as their Secretary with 100l. per an. salary and 40l. per an. for a clerk. Ibid., p. 26.
Same to Mr. Cholmondley to employ Edward Hilleyard as your deputy in the office of steward of the courts of the manor of Richmond in Surrey; for your patent for which Treasurer Godolphin has now signed a warrant. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing a Treasury Minute concerning the properest place to lodge a credit at for supplying the fleet with wine. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret to attend the Attorney and Advocate General with several questions of great importance relating to trade in the Plantations: at the request of the Commissioners for Trade. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to despatch the Wine Licence revenue accounts. Ibid.
Same to [the Earl of Ranelagh] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Captains of the three Troops of Horse Guards, praying to be allowed complete from Feb. 25 last to the 25th inst. Ibid., p. 27.
June 12.Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated June 11 removing the embargo from all ships and vessels belonging to her Majesty's subjects or to subjects of any Prince or State in alliance with her Majesty. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 196.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of Robert Hart proposing sureties detailed for his place of Receiver of Crown Land Revenues in Cos. Lancs., Westmorland, Cumberland, York, Durham, Northumberland, Archdeaconry of Richmond, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Northampton and Rutland. (Treasurer Godolphin's commission to him as such dated June 12.) Reference Book VII, p. 467. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 242.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Briggs for permission to compound the 583l. 17s. 1½d. balance of the debt of 3327l. 9s. 9¾d. owing to the Crown from Robert Thorowgood, late Collector of Lynn Regis port. for whom petitioner was security. Reference Book VII, p. 467.
Same to Mr. Baker of the petition of Edward Anderson, Edward Edwards and Isaac Jacob concerning their discoveries of great quantities of wool sent out of Northumberland into Scotland and of brandy &c. run out of Scotland into England for which two delinquents have been convicted viz. Charles Selby and William Alder. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 8 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of a Canopy of State of black cloth for the Queen's Drawing Room at St. James's; to be made in the same manner with that in the Presence Chamber. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 241.
The like for a same dated June 11 inst. for furniture detailed for the Queen's Bedroom at Windsor and for St. George's Chapel there viz. three white window curtains of damask to draw up with white silk fringe for her Majesty's Bedchamber at Windsor; likewise a large carpet for the Altar of St. George's Chapel, 2 cushions, a Pulpit cloth, a carpet for the Reading Desk, a carpet for the Litany Desk and 24 cushions for the Lords' seats, to be all made of crimson velvet with gold and silver fringe; and the carpet for the Altar and the pulpit cloth to be embroidered with borders of gold and silver suitable to the furniture. Ibid.
June 13.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a Commission of Prizes: the Commissioners to be Emanuel Scroop Howe, Edward Brereton, George Morley, Robert Yard and Anthony Duncombe, with 500l. per an. each as from 1702 June 24: with Anthony Burnaby as Secretary and Thomas Ryves as Comptroller. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 257.
June 13.Same to same for a same to grant to John Brewer the office of Receiver General of Prizes with the fee or salary of 400l. per an. as from June 24 inst. Ibid., p. 281.
June 15.Treasurer Godolphin's warrant for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. David's for the annuity of 212l. 10s. 0d. assigned to George Hamilton now deceased, second son of Elizabeth Hamilton, by her indenture dated 26 July 1689 and similarly for the annuity of 212l. 10s. 0d. assigned to William Hamilton third son of the same by her indenture dated 27 July 1689; being together the [second] moiety of the annuity of 850l. granted by Charles II 1673 July 20 to the said Elizabeth relict of James Hamilton for 99 years terminable on the lives of her sons James, George and William: she having assigned a [first] moiety to James her eldest son by indenture dated 25 Oct. 1683. Money Book XVI, p. 67.
Money warrant for 20l. each to — Tilliard, — Raynsford, John Barrow, Patrick Gordon, clerks, for their passage money as chaplains respectively to Virginia, Jamaica, Virginia and New York. (Money orders dated June 16 and 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 68. Order Book V, p. 367, 312. Disposition Book XVI, p. 98.
Same for 200l. to Jo[h]n Hookes, Geo. Coles, James Courthope, and Hicks Borough, four under clerks attending the House of Commons; for engrossings Bills &c. during the late Sessions of Parliament. (Money order dated June 18 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 68. Order Book V, p. 369.
Same for 190l. to the officers of the House of Commons for services during the last session of Parliament viz. 100l. to Culverwell Needler, clerk assistant; 60l. to Samuel Powell, Serjeant-at-Arms to be distributed to the Messengers and doorkeepers; 30l. to Anne Ryall, housekeeper to the said House. (Money order dated June 17.) Money Book XVI, p. 69. Order Book V, p. 370.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 49l. 10s. 2d. to Sir Charles Duncombe for his expenses when Cashier of the Excise in carrying his moneys to the Exchequer and striking tallies from 1696 Nov. 11 to 1697 May 12. Money Book XVI, p. 71.
Treasurer Godolphin's fiat for royal letters patent to appoint Cha. Villiers and John Harrison to the post of one of the searchers at Gravesend in London port; being the office now held by them.
Richard Miller as Customer of woollen cloth and Petty Customs in London port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 198, 201–2.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Ireton, shewing that he was discharged from his place as a Collector of Excise for returning some overplus money upon a parcel of Exchequer Bills which amounted to more than the Duty he was to receive, which was neither a prejudice to the Crown nor a profit to him: therefore praying to be restored. Reference Book VII, p. 467.
June 15.Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant dated May 26 from the Earl of Jersey, Lord Chamberlain, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the supply of necessaries, detailed for the Chapels Royal at Windsor and Whitehall viz. fine Holland for 4 surplices for the Dean and Sub-Dean; for 52 ditto for the Gentlemen of the Chapel; 30 ditto for the Children of the Chapel; 20 ells of diaper for the Communion Table; 20 ells of fine Holland for 6 towels and Bibles and Prayer Books detailed. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 239.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties, detailed, of Richard Taylor for his office of Paymaster of the annuities on the Million Lottery. (Commission by same to same as same.) Ibid., pp. 240, 243.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare for declaration the account of Dr. Wynne, late Warden of the Mint, without the surcharge of 60l. received from Mr. Guy in Feb. 1686–7 for prosecuting clippers and coiners, which sum Mr. Macey agent to said Wynne, laid out in prosecuting clippers and has since sworn to an account thereof before the Chief Baron of the Exchequer but without vouchers. Ibid., p. 245.
Same to Auditor Shales to take the security detailed of Robert Hart as Receiver of Crown Revenues for Co. Lancs. &c. ut supra p. 250. Ibid.
Letters patent by same constituting Thomas Strickland as Comptroller of the Million Lottery, being the office to which he was appointed 1698 April 5. Ibid., p. 246.
Same by same appointing Harry Mordaunt to be Conservator and Supervisor of Dean Forest, being the office to which he was appointed 1697–8 Jan. 11. Ibid., pp. 412–3.
Reference from Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland of the petition of Eliz. Wandesford, on behalf of herself and Eliz. Foulkes her daughter, shewing that her pension of 200l. per an. was taken away upon the late King's grant to her of forfeited lands, which lands are since resumed by Parliament. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 214.