Treasury Warrants
October 1702

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'Treasury Warrants: October 1702', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 362-378. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87382 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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October 1702

Oct. 1.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Bank will advance 50,000l. on tallies &c. on the Land Tax. This is to be applied towards carrying on the course of payments in the Victualling Office" from the month of December last." (The like letter dated Oct. 2 to the Navy Treasurer. The said tallies are to be carried to the Bank this morning.) Disposition Book XVI, p. 101.
Same to the Lord Treasurer [at Bath]. I have received a pacquet from the Clerk of the Council in Virginia (the Governor being sick) and have sent same to the Customs Commissioners to report on. Having perused carefully the same [papers] myself I notice that Mr. William Bird (who it seems is Auditor and Receiver too) had in his hands July 10 last 6108l. 16s. 3d. for quit rents due in or before 1701 besides what he may have received for 1702. And after deducting the sum of 3388l. 3s. 4d. directed by the Queen's warrant supra pp. 307, 335 for arms, there will still be due from him 2720l. 12s. 11d. on this head. There is also in his hands on July 10 last for the 2s. per hogshead on tobacco (after satisfying the Governor's salary and many other payments for the service of the Government there) the sum of 3515l. 10s. 3¼d.; and also one Mr. Carter, Treasurer there for the Imposition on Servants and Slaves, hath in his hands 1491l. 3s. 1¼d. besides large sums imprested by him to other persons.
My opinion is that the same person should not have both the offices [of Auditor and Receiver in Virginia]; that the accounts sent being only cash accounts there are wanting the accounts of the gross produce of the said quit rents and imposts, so that it may be known whether the Receiver has duly charged himself and whether there be not arrears in the hands of others; and that some care should be taken to establish a better and more legal method for those accounts and to secure the money for the future.
I have received yours of the 26th [Sept.] post [ult.] and have communicated same to Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer]. We are of opinion that the Tellers are chargeable with the money of the Annuities and [ought] to pay the same in the very same manner as they are by law chargeable in respect of other moneys in the Exchequer: that the former warrants of the Treasury only give the four Tellers an extraordinary allowance for the pains and hazard of them and their clerks and did not erect any distinct Office for that [Annuities] purpose: that the vouchers for that purpose ought to be examined in the same manner as the vouchers for all other their payments: that the clerks in the Annuity Office can be no further trusted with cash, they being all in custody: and that the Tellers or their clerks in their own Offices (which clerks have agreed thereunto) must pay those annuities and have their vouchers inspected de die in diem by the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells. I apprehend that prescribing any other method would be disagreeable to law and hazardous. I have therefore with the advice of the Chancellor of the Exchequer forborne to order any Incash or Outcash to be put into any clerk's hands, to be under any distinct management with them, until I learn your Lordship's pleasure therein.
I enclose a demand for part of the Marine Regiments: for your commands thereupon.
As you desired, Mr. Walbank is made collector of the Malt Duties in Cambridge Collection.
I have attended [with] the Chancellor of the Exchequer again at the Bank, and the Directors are not willing to advance any more on the Land Tax and Subsidies but will furnish 50,000l. more to-morrow at 5 per cent. for the Victuallers. I presume you will have a fuller account of this from the Chancellor.
I am now examining the vouchers of the Clerks concerned in the Annuity payments. There have been none examined these 9 years but I hope to put them in a method to come at the bottom of that affair.
There are endeavours from the [Tellers'] Clerks in three of the Offices to charge all that is wanting upon one Teller. But I think every Teller must be [held] responsible for the clerk he put into the Annuity Office, the rather because they took different securities [from such clerks] to answer the moneys, and this way it may be made good. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 76–7.
Oct. 1.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] received by the Lord Treasurer from the Government of Virginia: viz. Auditor Bird's account of the 2s. per hogshead from 1701 June 10 to Nov. 10 and from Nov. 10 to 1702 July 10: his account of quit rents 1701: a list of patents signed in 1702: order of Council representing the state of the revenue to the Treasury Lords; Treasurer Carter's account of the imposition on liquors, servants and slaves and account current 11 July 1702: an account of the proceedings of the General Court in April 1702 upon Navigation Bonds passed to the late King. Ibid., p. 77.
Oct. 2.Letter of direction for 33,941l. 12s. 4½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh (33,008l. 4s. 11½d. thereof out of Civil List money to complete the Queen's donative of 100,000l.; and 933l. 7s. 5d. out of loans on Malt): to be applied as follows:
in further part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men.
£s.d.
for a month's pay to the Foreigners and a month's Subsistence to the subject Forces in Holland to Oct. 20 inst.280121610½
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons in England for one year from 1702 Dec. 24.
for 2 weeks' subsistence to the 21st inst. to the Forces in England including Lord Lucas's Regiment4128156
for recruits for the Regiments of the Earl of Oxford, [Col.] Lloyd & Essex1800
£3394112
Disposition Book XVI, p. 103.
Oct. 2.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to visit the goods of the Envoy from the Elector of Bavaria at his lodgings in the Pall Mall; he being on his departure home. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 77.
Oct. 3.Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for 1702 Sept. 29 quarter's salaries. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 21 hereon and for 45l. to Roger Millart and 15l. to their messenger and 45l. 1s. 11½d. to said Millart for their incidents.)
25l. to Thomas Fox for half a year to same date for keeping the registers of the several orders of loan in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
10l. to John Low for one quarter to same date for locking up his Majesty's treasure. Order Book V, pp. 402, 404, 405. Disposition Book XVI, p. 104.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Prizes to depute Edward Knatchbull as Sub-Commissioner for Prizes at Dover loco William Campion deceased:
and Sir George Parker to succeed said Knatchbull at Portsmouth. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 77.
Oct. 6.Money order for 133,040l. to the New East India Company for their part of the fund of 160,000l. per an. for one year to 1703 Sept. 29.
26,960l. to the General Society for trading to the East Indies for their part of said fund for said year. Order Book V, p. 405.
Letter of direction for 2400l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on Malt: as in further part of 2,080,000l. for sea service: to be imprested in a gross sum to Walter Whitfeild for subsistence of Marine Regiments under his care of pay as in part of 10,000 men viz. the Regiments of Mordaunt, Holt, Saunderson and 7 Companies of Col. Villiers. (Christopher Tilson to the Navy Commissioners to so imprest same.) Disposition Book XVI, pp. 101, 102.
Oct. 9.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for a state of the whole debt due to the several heads of the Navy expense at Michaelmas last. (The like letters respectively to the Ordnance; Works; Wardrobe and Jewel Office.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 78.
Oct. 13.The Commissioners of Trade, Whitehall, to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance. Her Majesty has ordered 3500l. sterling to be employed towards the use of the fortifications and other necessary occasions of the island of Barbados and has referred it to us how it may be most usefully done at present. We have advised with the Governor and Agents of that Island and desire you to send thither an engineer fitly qualified to design, set out and see performed such works and fortifications as shall be thought fit to be made and repaired; with other officers as follows: and the residue of the said sum in ordnance and ordnance stores as the said Governor and agents shall desire: viz:
£s.d.
per quarter
an Engineer at 20s. a day9150
a storekeeper (already appointed): to be accomptable to the Office of Ordnance for what is put into his hands
a master gunner at 5s. a day22163
17 gunners at 2s. a day each15526
26939
ordnance and ordnance stores2744182
freight485181
£350000
The Lord High Treasurer has taken care that the value of the said stores, freight and other incidents be made good to the Office of Ordnance. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 89.
Oct. 14.Money warrant for 875l. to the seven Commissioners of Accounts (Francis Scobell, William Bromley of Harwich, James Bridges, Henry St. John, Sir Godfrey Copley, Robert Bierly, and Thomas Coke) for 1702 Sept. quarter's allowance. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon.) Money Order XVI, p. 161. Order Book V, p. 400.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to William Lowndes: for secret service. Disposition Book XVI, p. 102.
Oct. 15.Money order for 50l. to Henry Pelham for one year to 1701 Xmas on his allowance for locking up his Majesty's treasure [in the Receipt]: 145l. 8s. 4d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for same time on his several fees of 100l. per an. for attending the Treasury Lords and 20l., 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. for attending in vacation. Order Book V, pp. 400, 403.
William Lowndes to Auditor Shales to send to the Lord Treasurer schedules of all the Queen's lands, rents and Crown revenues within your audit, distinguishing therein all the demisable lands and other branches thereof and the rents resolute, pensions and other charges thereon. (The like letter to Auditor Parsions, the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall and the Auditor of Wales.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 78.
Oct. 16.Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Salt Office salary bill, detailed for Sept. 29 quarter: total 986l. 15s. 7½d.
and the incidents bills detailed for June 24 quarter: total 278l. 12s. 9½d. including 15l. 11s. 6d. for hangings &c. for 2 rooms in the Salt Office; and for Sept. 29 quarter: total 901l. 4s. 2d. less 132l. 14s. 6d. for the charge of passing the Salt Commission dated June 15 last. Money Book XVI, pp. 169–171.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a report from the Principal Commissioners of Prizes dated the 16th inst. relating to the Duties upon prize goods. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 78.
Oct. 16.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes. The Lord Treasurer approves the proposal in your memorial of the 16th inst. in which you propose that the Welcome, Three Brothers and Bonheur with their cargoes now lying at Plymouth may be sold here without being brought about from thence, which you inform him as practicable and hath been found of advantage in sales already made of the like nature. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 79.
Same to the [Queen's] printers to supply the Commissioners of Trade with 100 copies each of the Acts of 12 Car. II c. 18, for encouraging shipping; 14 Car. II c. 11, for preventing frauds in the Customs; 15 Car. II c. 7, for encouragement of trade; 22 Car. II c. 26, for regulating the Plantation Trade; 25 Car. II c. 7, for encouraging the Greenland Trade and 7 and 8 Wm. III c. 22 for preventing frauds in the Plantation trade. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to employ William Martin as a stamper. Ibid., p. 80.
Same to Mr. Hooker. My Lord has read yours of the 15th inst. concerning the money owing by the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall and has ordered process against Sir Peter Killegrew for the 3133l. 1s. 2¾d. referred to therein. Ibid.
Treasury reference [to the Prizes Commissioners] of the petition of the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth praying that such prize goods as are brought in there during the war may be disposed of there. Reference Book VIII, p. 17.
Oct. 17.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners. The Queen is informed that Sir George Rooke has on board the fleet many of the goods plundered at Port St. Mary's in Spain but has no account of what was on board other of the transport ships and victuallers [ships]. You are to give orders that none of the said goods be landed till signification of the Queen's pleasure. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 217. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 435b.
[? Oct. 17.]Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to Eton College of the messuage called "the Christopher" in Eton for 26½ years from 8 Nov. 1725 at a rent of 4l. 5s. 0d. per an. and fine of 300l. ut supra pp. 192, 225–6. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 435b.
Oct. 19.Money warrant dormant for payment of the several fees and allowances to Sir William Sympson as Fifth Baron of the Exchequer viz. 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. and 100 marks and 100 marks per an. In the margin: two subsequent renewals dated 1710 Oct. 6 and 1711 June 14 of this warrant. Money Book XVI, p. 156.
Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for 1702 Sept. 29 quarter's salary. Ibid., p. 158.
Oct. 19.Treasurer Godolphin's allowance of John Thorrowkettle's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter's attendance on the Treasury as Messenger of the Chamber. (Warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorrowkettle the like sum for same quarter's attendance on the Customs.) Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. to the five Commissioners of Accounts [sic for Commissioners for Army Debts &c.] (viz. Thomas Morrice of London merchant, Samuell Atkins of London Esq., Thomas Lister of Coleby Co. Lincoln Esq., William Farrer of Biddenham Co. Beds. and George Langton of Langton Co. Lincoln) for 1702 Sept. 29 quarter on their allowance. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 161. Order Book V, p. 402.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply 81,417l. 7s. 3½d. to Deficient Funds as follows; said sum being the receipts between 1702 Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 3651l. 6s. 2d. from the Duty on Windows; 2647l. 2s. 3d. from Additional Impositions; 2544l. 2s. 5½d. from the new Duty on [Stamped] Paper Continued; 44,100l. 7s. 1d. from New Customs; 2689l. 3s. 2d. from the Duty on Marriages; 25,785l. 6s. 2d. 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 13th Oct., 1702.The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid5562210548455169291111¾
Third 4s. Aid4073720330270203680850
Fourth 4s. Aid9171011366121791532734
Second Quarterly Poll892751348612513414920
Three Fourths Customs213447159147947159356755
Salt1711500009811295286031210
Two Thirds Additional Excise1600000083515026740
Additional Impositions445177243600000074401
Vellom and Parchment2241147190106173745109
Marriages64800000448140001082915
48716118033057232814177
Money Book XVI, p. 162.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Weket for 1702 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance for his salary and disbursements for the Treasury Office: 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 163. Order Book V, p. 403.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for 1702 Sept. 29 quarter's salary viz. 15l. for himself and 5l. for a messenger.
5l. to John Broadhurst, porter at the Exchequer Gate, for same quarter's allowance. Order Book V, pp. 399, 401.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report as to the necessity of appointing a distinct officer to pay the captors their share of Prizes; or whether Mr. Brewer ought to pay the said shares money as Receiver General of said Prizes. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 80.
Oct. 19.William Lowndes to Mr. Lilly, Receiver of the Post Office, for an account of the principal money [of loans] repaid and interest paid by you and former Post Office Receivers since 1688 Nov. 5. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 81.
Same to Mr. Storey for a like account of principal and interest [for loans] paid by the Cashiers of Excise since same date. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burton for an account of his proceedings as Receiver of the Revenue of the Savoy Hospital. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Roger Rigby as a tidesman in the superior list London port.
Henry Janeson as tidesman and boatman in Sunderland port loco — Robins who relinquisheth.
Jonas Goodwin as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Christian Stedman removed to the superior list.
Nathaniel Gooding junr. as boatman at Orford in Ipswich port loco Thomas Firmin who has not qualified himself according to law.
Crispian Stedman as tidesman in the superior list, London port loco Joseph Smith deceased.
Thomas Paulett as same in the inferior list ibid loco Roger Rigby preferred to the superior list. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 217.
Treasury reference to William Borrett of the petition of Isaac Newton proposing his sureties (himself in 2000l.: Thomas Hall in 1000l. and John Francis Fauquier in 1000l.) for his office of Master and Worker of the Mint. Reference Book VIII, p. 17.
Oct. 19 and 22.Constitution by Treasurer Godolphin of Thomas Webb Esq. as Receiver General for Co. Gloucester and the city of Gloucester of the Land Tax lately granted. (Separate constitution as same for the Duties on Marriages and on Houses.)
Baldwin Mallet as same for Co. Somerset and city and county of the city of Bristol.
Samuell Burridge as same for 19 Hundreds detailed being part of the county of Devon. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 448, 456.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties. detailed, of the said Thomas Webb as Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Gloucester loco Richard Cocks deceased viz. in 27,000l. for Aids and 5000l. for Marriages and Houses.
Baldwin Malet as same for Co. Somerset and city of Bristol loco Charles Brawn deceased viz. in 40,000l.
Samuel Burridge for Co. Devon loco his father Robert Burridge resigned, in 25,000l. Ibid., p. 437.
Oct. 19.Same by same to same to forbear process ad computandum against Philip Papillon as late Cashier of the Victualling under the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid., p. 435.
Oct. 19 and 22.Same by same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to employ the following as Agents for prizes viz. Thomas Farini as Agent at Cork; Berkeley Sidney Knox as Agent at Wexford; James Holden as Agent at Faro; John Knackston as Agent at Wells in Norfolk. Ibid., p. 436.
Oct. 20.Dormant warrant by same to the Receipt [sic for the Customs Cashier] for payment of the salary of 50l. per an. to Timothy Thornebury as collector of the Customs and Subsidies of wool, hides, pelts, lead and tin in London port. Money Book XVI, p. 163.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Countess of Marlborough for 1702 Michaelmas quarter as Groom of the Stole and first Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. Anne, Countess of Abingdon; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Juliana, Countess of Burlington; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Anne Charlotte, Lady Frecheville; Lady Henrietta Godolphin; Lady Jane Hyde; Lady Ann Spencer; Lady Rachel, Marchioness of Hartington; Lady Charlotte Beverwert.
125l. each to the following for same quarter as Women of the Bedchamber viz. Beata Danvers, Abigail Hill, Margaret Feilding, Agnata Cooper.
75l. each to the following for same quarter as Maids of Honour viz. Isabella Wentworth, Jane Kingdon, Anne Smith, Letitia Frowde, Rosamonde Yardburgh, Mary Stanhope. (Money orders date Oct. [?] 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 164. Order Book V, p. 404. Disposition Book XVI, p. 106.
William Lowndes to the Lord Chamberlain to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Richard Blackmore for some recompense for attending the late King in the time of his indisposition. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 81.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report on that part of your memorial of the 16th inst. which related to the [Customs] Duties on prize goods. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed bill of Henry Wise for work done in the Great Plantation on the north side of Windsor Castle amounting to 118l. 18s. 0d. and his estimate for new works in the gardens and plantations at Hampton Court and Kensington amounting to about 600l. Do not these works fall under his contract for upkeep of the Gardens? Ibid., p. 82.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to make up the accounts of the officers of Col. Gibson's Regiment, in answer to their petition enclosed [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the principal money repaid by the Customs Cashiers since 1688 Nov. 5 and the interest paid thereon. Ibid., p. 83.
Oct. 20.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dr. Robert Conny concerning the tax on his salary in 1697 as physician to the Sick and Wounded Seamen at Deal although the Assessment Commissioners in 1698 judged him to be exempt by the Act. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 84.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Hooker for a lease of Tintagel Castle and of barren ground called the Island and a coney warren, parcel of the manor of Tintagel. Reference Book VIII, p. 24.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Maurice Bowen showing that he has served 20 years in the Customs and is discharged for his good services in detecting owlers on the coast of Kent through the contrivance of several officers of the Customs whom he knows to have correspondence with the said smugglers. Ibid., p. 17.
Oct. 21.Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Prize Office for Sept. 29 quarter: total 1975l. Money Book XVI, p. 165.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) letter from Secretary the Earl of Nottingham to the Lord Treasurer Oct. 20 inst. conveying the Queen's pleasure concerning landing the goods plundered at Port St. Mary and now on board the Fleet. Her Majesty's intention in the letter of the 16th inst. supra p. 366 is to prohibit the landing of such only of the said goods as are not marked and inventoried by Sir George Rook. The rest are to be laid up in the Queen's warehouse. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 82.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to permit Robert Burridge to resign to his son Samuel his place of Receiver of the present Aid in Co. Devon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare royal warrants to authorise the salary of 400l. per an. to Hezekiah Marshall as Commissary General of the Musters, Provisions and Victuals to the Land Forces sent under the Earl of Peterborough to the West Indies. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of the [Assessment] Commissioners for Co. Norfolk concerning the deficiencies of the taxes there, for which a distringas is issued against them. Ibid., p. 84.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gideon Benoist praying to compound his debt of 792l. 12s. 10d. on Customs bonds: he being very poor and in prison. Reference Book VIII, p. 18.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Isaac Newton Esq., Master Worker of the Mint, to pay Samuell Bull 60l. per an. salary and 6l. each for the largest puncheons and 3l. each for half guinea puncheons and sixpences instead of 50l. per an. as one of the engravers of the Mint, he having petitioned shewing that he can get much more money by business abroad to which he must apply himself unless he may be allowed above 50l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 438.
Oct. 21.Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Cornet Lewis Jones for the arrears on his pension of 3s. a day granted him by the late King payable in the office of the Earl of Ranelagh, and that same may be transferred to the Irish Establishment. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 236. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 83.
Oct. 22, 28 and Dec. 24.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Thomas Lloyd of Givernhaled Co. Flint as Receiver of arrears of taxes and of the Duties on Houses and of Marriages for Chester, Flint and Denbigh due in the time of Morgan Whitley.
Caleb Powle as same for same of Cos. Brecon, Radnor, Anglesey, Carnarvon, Merioneth and Montgomery due in the time of said Whitley.
James Caswall as same for same of Co. Monmouth due in the time of Thomas Doyly.
(Treasurer Godolphin's commissions to the above respectively of the like dates.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 442, 443–4.
Oct. 22.William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland enclosing Richard Crofton's case [missing] as one of the sureties of William Griffith, late collector of the port and district of Sligo.
Treasurer Godolphin recommends [the said] Crofton to you for the said collector's place. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 238.
Oct. 23.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay 60l. per an. to Sir Basil Dixwell, Auditor of Excise, for an additional fourth clerk granted him during the continuance of the late Duties on Malt and Leather; the business being now increased by the present Duties on Malt. Money Book XVI, p. 166.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for Sept. 29 quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Ibid.
Same dormant to same to pay the rents or sums of 55l. per an. and 200l. per an. to John Backwell as Comptroller of the Great and Petty Customs London port. Ibid., p. 168.
Allowance by same of the Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill of the Stamp Office: total 1287l. 10s. 0d.: and of the incidents bill, detailed, of same for same quarter: total 1670l. 10s. 2d. Ibid., p. 167.
Same by same of the same quarter's salary bill of the Customs for London port (total 5957l. 10s. 0d.) and the outports (total 9034l. 1s. 3d.) respectively. Ibid., p. 168.
Oct. 23.Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay the allowance of 200l. per an. to Thomas Hall as Cashier of Excise for his 4 officers or Tellers (80l. for one and 40l. each for the other three) in consideration of the great increase of business by the Additional Duties of Excise: viz. as from Sept. 29 last.
150l. per an. additional to Whitlock Bulstrode as Solicitor of Excise, by reason he manages well the Duties of Salt as well as Excise thus performing the services of both solicitors, and therefore deserves both the salaries of 200l. and 150l. per an. Money Book XVI, pp. 172, 172–3.
Same by same to the Auditor and the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay the yearly fee or salary of 200l. to Samuel Travers as Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., p. 185.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Charles Bridgeman as Customer of Plymouth port. Ibid., p. 228.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer, to deposit with the Bank of England tallies for 120,000l. on the fifth 4s. Aid and Subsidies as security for their loan of 115,000l. to the Navy Treasurer in part of 165,000l. agreed to be so lent: whereof 50,000l. for wages to seamen; 50,000l. for the Victualling Course; 15,000l. for bills of exchange and contingencies. (Same to the Governor of the Bank of England to advance said 115,000l.) (Same to the Navy Commissioners to so apply same.) Disposition Book XVI, pp. 104, 105.
Letter of direction for 750l. to Secretary Nottingham and 500l. to Secretary Hedges for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 105.
William Lowndes to Sir Basill Dixwell. The Lord Treasurer approves Mr. George Bruere as your deputy, he having served you faithfully for several years past. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 84.
Same to Auditor Bridges to send to my Lord Treasurer the last account of the Earl of Rochester as Master of the Robes. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare a privy seal for allowing the accounts for 2 years to 1673 Dec. 31 of Sir Thomas Littleton and partners as late Victuallers of the Navy. Ibid., p. 85.
Same to the Earl of Romney to attend the auditors in order to perfect your accounts to Lady day 1684 and 1685 as late Master of the Robes. Ibid., p. 86.
Same to Mr. Taylor to send in his accounts for the 2 years since 1700 as Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets and to pass same with the accounts for the 3 preceding years. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Rochfort to prosecute his account for the year ended 1689–90 Feb. 13 as late Master of the Robes. Ibid.
Oct. 23.Same to Mr. Vanhulst to deliver to the Auditors an account of my Lord Albemarle as late Master of the Robes. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Torrington to prosecute your account to 1687 Lady day as late Master of the Robes. Ibid., p. 87.
Same to Sir Rowland Gwynn to send in his accounts as late Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Bowerbanck as a landwaiter Whitehaven port loco Richard Brookes removed.
Benjamin Huggin (who acts as collector and Deputy Customer in Ipswich port with the Customer's fees, being between 20l. and 30l. per an.) as collector of Ipswich port at the salary of 20l. per an. and to have the whole fees of the Customer. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 218.
Same by same to same to pay 156l. 17s. 0d. to Richard Natt in full his late of his expenses in May last when he came to London and left vessel the Shoreham sloop (in the service of the Customs and newly fitted and provisioned for 6 months) under the care of Thomas Forde the mate but which was entirely lost by a violent storm: the said sum including an article of 13l. which he expended in journeys on the coast of Kent and Sussex for intelligence concerning her. Ibid., p. 219.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to enlarge Abraham Trent from his imprisonment in the Poultry Counter for Salt Duties as surety with Capt. Thomas Bryant, he being so poor that he is maintained in prison by charity. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 436.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Henry Washington gent of the pasture or morish lands called Poynton Cow Pastures alias Goosdales in the parish of Poynton Co. Lincoln.
Prefixing: Auditor's particular and memorandum of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal thereof.
Followed by: undated entry of Treasurer Godolphin's signature [? May 1703] of the docquet of this lease.
Appending: warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated 1702–3 March 22 to the Clerk of the Pipe to remit the fine of 100l. on the said lease. Ibid., pp. 439–440, 556.
Oct. 24.Allowance by same of the Excise Office salary bill for Sept. 29 quarter: total 5655l. 1s. 0d. Money Book XVI, p. 168.
Oct. 26.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to carefully inspect once a week the vouchers for the annuities and the cash applicable thereto and to examine what arrears are due thereon. Disposition Book XVI, p. 105.
Oct. 26.William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a bond to be given by Edward Byrch, Governor of the Bahama Islands, for his due observance of the Acts of trade &c. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 85.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. The Lord Treasurer has perused your queries on Charles Bertie's account as Treasurer of the Ordnance and your objections against Mr. Gibbons's account. He directs "that the account examined by the officers of the Ordnance or a duplicate thereof attested by them be referred to in their account, and go in the bagg of Particulars: but that you acquaint the officers of the Ordnance in regard to future account[s] that this method is too general and that the debentures should express the nature of the services with the time more fully, without descending to the minute particulars."
You are also to make a true state of Mr. Meester's whole account, collecting the same from the accounts both of the Navy and the Ordnance. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin's fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Charles Northcott as Customer of Boston port loco John Clark, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 219.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Shepheard and Francis Shepheard of London merchants shewing that they were to pay 5385l. 1s. 4½d. in January 1700–1 for wine impost but could not obtain payments of debentures due to them of a greater amount: therefore praying that same may be applied in payment of their debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 18.
Same to same of the petition of Claus Yunge for payment of the portage of 12 cask of Rhenish wine which the Customs Commissioners refuse to pay him by reason they were left out of his ship's report, he having no account from his steersman that the said goods were on board. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Hill, administrator of Francis Hill late collector of Excise &c. in Lancashire, for allowance of 250l. and 55l. in his accounts being moneys returned to the Exchequer by bills which were not met. Ibid.
Oct. 27.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Robert George as Comptroller of Bridgwater port. Money Book XVI, p. 242.
Letter of direction for the issue of 54,198l. 12s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh and 20,973l. 13s. 9d. to Charles Bertie out of funds as follows viz. 30,033l. 5s. 9½d. of loans on the last part of the 3700l. per week of the Excise; 8565l. 8s. 9½d. of arrears of Customs; 342l. 14s. 0d. of the 5s. per ton on French ships; 9797l. 5s. 4d. of the 22d. per cwt. on wrought East India Silk; 2535l. 8s. 10d. of Hackney Coaches rent; 6185l. 1s. 4½d. of the 15 per cent. on India silks; 22,625l. 16s. 1d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods; making 80,085l. 0s. 2½d. in all: said sum to be applied as follows:
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons in England for one year to 1702 Dec. 24.
£s.d.
for 3 weeks' subsistence to the Troops in England to Nov. 115967143
for clearings of the additional Officers and men from the respective dates of raising to June 24 last of the Royal Regiment of Horse 263l. 15s. 0d.; Col. Lloyd's Dragoons 117l. 12s. 0d.; Earl of Essex's Dragoons from March 16 last when they came from Ireland 677l. 10s. 10d.; Earl of Essex's additional men 233l. 19s. 6d.; Sir Henry Belasyse's Regiment of Foot 111l. 7s. 6d.; Col. Seymour's Regiment 123l. 7s. 0d.15271110
for clearings of the Troops in England from June 25 last to Aug. 24 last865633
for pay of the Garrisons for same time240817
for pay of the General Staff Officers from April 25 [last] to Aug. 24 last27051311½
for half a year's fire and candle for the Garrisons950
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 men for sea service.
for 3 weeks' subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot from Oct. 22 [inst.] to Nov. 11 next at 184l. 9s. 7d. per week55389
for their clearings from their dates of raising to Aug. 24 last1429211
in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men for the Allies. to be remitted to Holland by the Earl of Ranelagh for the service of said Forces30000
54198123
to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, in further part of 70,973l. 13s. 9d. for land services of the Office of Ordnance20973139
£7517260
Disposition Book XVI, pp. 107–8.
Oct. 28.William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply as follows the 30,000l. which Thomas Browne has agreed to advance on credit of 32,000l. of tallies and orders on the fifth 4s. Aid and Subsidies and payable in course after 1,851,453l.: viz.
£
for interest, bills of exchange and contingencies of the Navy: to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear5000
for the growing charge of Sick and Wounded and Prisoners at War to be paid over to Richard Povey, Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded, in a gross sum as imprest for that service, two fifths thereof to be placed to the head of Victualling and the other three fifths to the head of Wages8018
for 2 months' freight to the transport ships employed in the expedition to Cadiz according to contract and to be paid in a gross sum for that purpose to Samuel Atkinson and Nicholas Roop as imprest14325130
to be reserved for such Navy uses as the Lord Treasurer shall direct265670
£30000
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners apprising them of the above.) Disposition Book XVI, p. 109.
Oct. 28.Letter of direction for 5500l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of the first money of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty: for purposes as follows:
£
for sending to Barbados an able engineer, a store keeper, a master gunner and 17 gunners, with a quarter's advance of salary and for supplying said island with fire arms and ammunition3500
towards making good the demands of the Government of the Leeward Caribbee Islands for stores of war for those islands2000
£5500
Ibid., p. 110.
Same for 4000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: to be for the expense of the Household as by the Establishment in force from July 1 last. Ibid., p. 111.
Same for 128l. 18s. 0d. to the Paymaster of the Works: to be paid to Henry Wise for works in the great plantation on the north side of Windsor Castle from March 9 last to July 31 last. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Montagu. The Lord Treasurer has been made acquainted with the enclosed warrant to you [missing] for providing the banner, helmet and sword for the Queen as Sovereign of the Garter to be used and hung up at the Royal Chapel at Windsor. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 87.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of John Thornton as Receiver for Co. Lancs. by the Continued Duties on Marriages and on Houses, in 4000l.
Francis Manaton as same for Co. Cornwall in 4000l.
Robert Brown as same for Co. Norfolk and City of Norwich in 5500l.
William Burslem as same for Co. Stafford and City of Lichfield in 4500l.
Sir Thomas Cuddon as same for London Westminster and Middlesex in 30,000l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 445.
Oct. 28.Report by Treasurer Godolphin to the King on the petition of Capt. Geo. Porter and others in respect to their services in discovering the horrid conspiracy to assassinate Wm. III. In respect to the circumstances of the petitioners it will be an act of mercy to continue to them the like allowances as were granted to them by Wm. III. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 441.
Warrants by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to issue process ad computandum against Anthony Sturt and partners as late Commissioners for the Victualling. Ibid.
Oct. 29.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Leonard Blanchfield et al concerning the 3 years arrears on their 2s. a day each, payable in your Office; they being very aged and poor and some of them in prison. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 87.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties detailed of Edward Birch, Deputy Governor of the Bahama Islands, viz. for the faithful performance of the several Acts of Trade relating to the Plantations.
Prefixing: form of the bond. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 446–7.
Oct. 30.William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Prizes. What orders have you sent to your officers as to arresting and securing the plunder [of the prize goods] expected in Admiral Rooke's Fleet? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 87.
Same to Sir Christo. Musgrave, one of the 4 Tellers of the Exchequer, for a particular state of your own case in relation to the Annuity Office. (The like letter to the other Tellers, Visct. FitzHardinge, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Vernon.) Ibid., p. 88.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to insert the names of Samuel Travers and William Tailer as trustees [for the Queen] in the assignment to be made by Mrs. Charlott [Mainwaring] and Eliz. Mainwaring of the debt due to them from Mr. Thomas Whitley's estate. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to direct their officers at Portsmouth and elsewhere to assist the Prizes officers in discovering and securing any of the goods [taken from the Spaniards at Port St. Mary's and Vigo] on board Sir George Rooke's fleet and to permit same forthwith to be put into small vessels and conveyed under seal to Southampton and secured in warehouses there. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 220.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Taylor for leave to compound a debt of 289l. 10s. 9d. for Customs. Reference Book VIII, p. 19.
Oct. 31.William Lowndes to Lord Grey to return forthwith into the Jewel House the plate delivered to you for your chapel as late Governor of Barbados. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 88.
Oct. 31.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ralph Sneyd and Thomas Spendelow, sureties of Thomas Spendelow as late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Stafford, shewing that the said Receiver died 2300l. in arrear, the bulk whereof is since satisfied and extents are out against his estate for other part thereof: therefore praying time to raise their own proportions. Reference Book VIII, p. 21.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for the issue of process ad computandum against William Young and partners, late Farmers of the revenue of Wine Licences. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 449.