Treasury Warrants
December 1702, 16-31

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'Treasury Warrants: December 1702, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 419-435. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87386 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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December 1702, 16-31

Dec. 16, 18, 24.Warrant dormant by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and of the Duties on Marriages for the Counties respectively concerned to pay the salaries of the following as Surveyors and Inspectors of the said Duties: viz.
per an.
l.
John Goodall, for Co. Beds.60
William Elliot, for Co. Berks.70
Thomas Bayly, for Co. Berks.70
John Sefton, for Co. Bucks.70
John Hearne, for Co. Bucks.70
Fra. Lowndes, for Co. Middlesex70
William Lawrence, for Co. Middlesex70
Reymard Watkins, for Co. Middlesex50
John Coker, for Cos. London, Westminster and Middlesex50
Thomas Orbell, for ditto50
Thomas Newington. for ditto50
John Harwood, for ditto50
Rich. Shirley, for ditto50
Thomas Bavand. for ditto50
William Durham, for ditto40
Francis Child, for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland70
James Tregeare, for Co. Cornwall70
William Sharpe, for Co. Cornwall70
Dennis Nevile, for Co. Derby80
Thomas Hand, for Co. Derby80
John Woodly, for Co. Devon70
Jonathan Pyrke, for Co. Devon70
Richard Owen. for Co. Devon80
William Byles. for Co. Durham70
William Ingram, for Co. York80
Robert Mason, for Co. York80
Gusta. Young. for Co. York80
Cole Mordant. for Co. York80
William Alder, for Co. York80
William Chamberlain, for Co. York80
John Langley. for Co. Northumberland70
Stephen Joukson, for Co. Northumberland70
Samuell Antrim, for Co. Dorset70
William Owen. for Co. Worcester70
Godman Atwood. for Co. Worcester70
Samuell Champante, for Cos. Somerset and Bristol60
Robert Baker, for Co. Somerset80
Richard Diggs. for Co. Gloucester80
Walter Wyatt, for Co. Gloucester80
Thomas Danvers, for Co. Essex80
Gamaliel Carr, for Co. Essex80
John Birt, for Co. Hereford70
David Richards, for Co. Radnor70
James Draycot, for Co. Herts.70
Edward Wardour. for Co. Herts.70
Thomas Jeay, for Co. Huntingdon40
Henry Bill. for Co. Sussex70
Hugh Walford, for Co. Sussex70
William Spencer. for Co. Warwick70
Jeremiah Williams, for Co. Wilts.80
Daniel Cutting, for Co. Wilts.80
John Lucas, for Co. Surrey80
Henry Smith, for Co. Surrey70
Alex. Catcot, for Cos. London, Westminster and Middlesex50
William Waller, for Co. Surrey and Southwark50
Robert Winniatt, for Co. Notts.70
John Musson, for Co. Notts.70
David Jones, for Co. Kent80
Nicho. Greenwood, for Co. Kent80
Hen. Morris, for Co. Suffolk80
Jona Taylour, for Co. Monmouth70
Richard Carter, for Co. Lancaster60
Obed. Smith, for Co. Leicester70
William Draycot, for Co. Leicester70
Geo. Chappell, for Co. Lincoln60
John Cleake, for Co. Lincoln60
Fra. Morphen, for Co. Norfolk70
Cha. Jones, for Co. Chester70
George Hall, for Co. Chester70
Richard Parry, for the Counties of South Wales70
Thomas Pugh, for the Counties of South Wales70
Edward Corbett, for Co. Stafford70
John Yapp, for Co. Stafford70
Thomas Davis, for Co. Salop70
Phil. Thomas, for Co. Salop70
William Williams, for Co. Brecon70
Thomas Gwillim, for Co. Anglesea80
John Ryves, for Co. Southampton80
Phil. Chandler, for Co. Southampton80
David Richards, for Co. Radnor70
Richard Davis Knight, for Co. Northampton70
Thomas Knight, for Co. Northampton70
Charles Jones, for Co. Cardigan60
Hump. Jones, for Co. Denbigh60
William Jones, for Co. Carnarvon80
Samuell Francis, for the Counties of North Wales or any of them60
William Price, for ditto " " "70
John York, for Co. Cambridge 80l. per an. as from 1702, Aug. 18.
Walter Warlow, for Co. Oxford 80l. per an. as from 1702 March 25.
Fra. Baraby, for Co. York 80l. per an. as from 1702 Dec. 25.
John Dynly, for Co. York 80l. per an. as from 1702 Dec. 25.
Cha. Trench, for Co. Leicester 70l. per an. as from 1702 Dec. 25.
General Surveyors.
Jos. Heslerton, for Co. Kent125
Henry Flower, for Co. Wilts.125
Ezek. Polstead, for Co. York125
Walter Jones, for Co. Chester125
Money Book XVI, pp. 218–221, 224.
Dec. 16.Letter of direction for 8608l. 0s. 6d. to Mr. Shales, late her Majesty's Goldsmith, for jewels, plate &c. furnished into the Jewel House between March 8 last and June 24 last:
2921l. 3s. 8d. to Samuel Smethin, the present Goldsmith to her Majesty, for the like between June 24 last and Sept. 29 last.
2650l. to Sir Stephen Evance, her Majesty's Jeweller, for jewels delivered between March 8 last and Sept. 29 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 131.
Dec. 16.William Lowndes to Auditor Done to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of Sir William Scawen and Mr. Cornish of money received by them for clothing several Troops in 1690 for which they are set in super in the accounts of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby as late joint Paymasters of Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 100.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Booth, Surveyor of the Greenwax, relating to 3000 marks due to the Queen from the Earldom of Chester upon occasion of the decease of the late King. Ibid., p. 103.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the gross and net produce of the several branches of the Excise for the years ended at Midsummer 1698 and 1702: also of the gross and net produce of the Malt Duty from 1697 April 20 during the term then commencing. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the house built at Mortlake by Charles I for the tapestry manufacture. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter missing from William Holbech relating to the assessments and duplicates for Devon and Exeter. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benj. Smith as tidesman in the inferior list London port loco John Banbury deceased.
Robert Hazard as a noontender ibid loco Thomas Yarmouth deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 224.
Dec. 17.Same by same to the Receipt for 37,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh by tallies on the overplus of the Malt Duties next after 156,042l. 1s. 10d. thereon: to be for the subsistence of the Forces in Holland as part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men to Dec. 24 next. Money Book XVI, p. 216.
Money warrant for 253l. 2s. 5d. to John Murdock, Customs Surveyor at Greenwich, for one moiety of 506l. 4s. 10d. for a parcel of English coin and wrought plate seized by him on attempted exportation. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) (For the letter of direction hereon see infra under date 1702–3 March 3.) Ibid., p. 223. Order Book V, p. 443.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Hewit for 3 quarters to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Surveyor General of Woods Trent North. Money Book XVI, p. 228.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. On reading a representation from the Prizes Commissioners the Lord Treasurer has directed that the plate and prize goods on the Mary man-of-war, now at Long Reach (which were taken out of the galleons destroyed at Vigo) be unladen to-morrow. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 103.
Dec. 17.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for a state of the issues made to you pursuant to the appropriations of last year viz.
on the 700,000l. for 40,000 men for the Allies.
on the 264,874l. for Guards and Garrisons in England.
on the 87,125l. for 10,000 men for sea service. Ibid., p. 104.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to carry to the Mint all the silver and plate on board the Mary man-of-war which is come into Long Reach with several rich goods taken from the galleons destroyed at Vigo. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 477.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a piece of land formerly accounted part of the Old Tilt Yard and compounded for by Sir Robert Holmes with Mr. George Kirk (who had only the custody thereof): all in order to a lease thereof to Henry Holmes for 31 years at a rent of 10s. per an. and fine of 300l.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's report on said Holmes's petition for same. The premises yield at rack near 100l. per an. but considering the removal of the Court to St. James's and it being probable that the same being a paper building may want to be rebuilt within the term desired. I think 450l. [fine] reasonable. I advise a clause of re-assumption seeing that it is hoped her Majesty may rebuild her ancient palace of Whitehall. Ibid., p. 479.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to give directions to their officers that before the landing of any Newfoundland cod fish taken as prize they cut off a part of the tail of every fish as by law they are directed to do to all fish, English taken, before the same are allowed to be shipped for export: all by reason that all fish salted with salt that have not paid [Salt] Duties are by an Act of 1 Queen Anne prohibited to be imported into any port of England; and there being now several French prizes laden with cod fish taken at Newfoundland and cured there, which if landed and condemned and sold as prize and no care taken to prevent a drawback on exportation will be very prejudicial to the [Salt Duty] revenue. Ibid., p. 481.
Dec. 18.Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to the following as Serjeantsat-Arms viz. John Templer Esq. for half a year to 1700 Aug. 11; Thomas Shirley for same to 1700 July 27; Samuel Powell, Edmund Williamson, Thomas Turst and Joseph Lawson for same to 1700 June 24; Daniell Gardiner (Gardner) and Phillip Ryley for same to 1700 Xmas; Benj. Gregg for same to 1700 June 8. (Letter of direction dated Dec. 9 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 226. Disposition Book XVI, p. 122.
Same for 15l. to Walter Wallinger and Joseph Cranmer for 3 quarters to Sept. 29 last on their salaries as the two Secondaries in the Office of the Pipe. Ibid., p. 232.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 126.
Dec. 18.Letter of direction for 1484l. 12s. 0d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works of Windsor Castle: out of Civil List moneys: to be applied in discharge of what has grown due for works done within the said Castle between March 8 last and Sept. 30 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 127.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial missing of the Customs Commissioners relating to the commissions granted by them to several of your officers who were employed in the Salt Duty. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 104.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account what Establishment has been made by you and the rest of the Chelsea Hospital Commissioners "and what has been done in pursuance of that Commission" and whether you had any distinct authority to be Paymaster of the said Hospital [as distinct from] that of Paymaster General of the Forces. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burton, Receiver of the Hospital of the Savoy. You are to allow the taxes to the several tenants who have not covenanted to pay the same: and you are to pay 500l. forthwith into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Henry Furnese relating to the clothing of Col. Stanley's [now the Earl of Derby's] Regiment for the years 1696–7. Ibid., p. 106.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to unlade as soon as may be the 2 galleons that last came up the river [with the Vigo plunder] and to carry to the Mint all silver plate and bullion: but the requisite warrants are first to be obtained from the Admiralty Court. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 480.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties detailed of Paul Docminique and Adolphus Philips of London merchants as sureties of Andrew Hamilton who is appointed Deputy Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania by William Penn Esq., Proprietor of the said Province. Ibid.
Dec. 19.Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer for 500l. to Charles, Earl of Winchilsea "whom we have sent upon a compliment to the Court of Hanover" for his charges and expenses in travelling to and from the said Court: being as additional to the 500l. directed August 29 last. (Money warrant dated Dec. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 482. Order Book V, p. 424. Disposition Book XVI, p. 128.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to John Howe the office of Receiver and Paymaster General of the Forces in England and of Chelsea Hospital loco the Earl of Ranelagh whose patent is hereby revoked. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 485–6.
Dec. 19.Same to same for a same to grant to Charles Fox the office of Paymaster of the Forces in the Low Countries. Ibid., p. 487.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Samuel Swithin [sic for Smithin or Smethin] the Queen's goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate &c. to be delivered to the Jewel Office. (Privy seal dated Dec. 31 hereon.) Ibid., p. 489.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Queen's orders relative to her [100,000l.] charity the 500l. which Mr. Samuel Burton, Receiver of the Revenues of the Hospital of the Savoy, is forthwith to pay into the Exchequer. Disposition Book XVI, p. 126.
Dec. 21.Royal letters patent appointing Charles Nicholas Eyre to be Constable of Harleigh [Harlech] Castle Co. Merioneth with the Castle Yard and Castle Green there; with the fee and salary of 50l. out of the Crown Revenues of North Wales. King's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 73–4.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to employ Mr. Sharp (the brother of the Archbishop of York) to serve stationery goods to the Customs officers in place of the person lately deceased who served same: all at the desire of the said archbishop who has assured the Lord Treasurer that his said brother will furnish the goods at as reasonable rates as any other person. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 105.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of William Janson for leave to compound a debt of 333l. 6s. 8d. for Salt Duty, he being reduced in circumstances by loss of a ship and cargo in Oct. 1698. Reference Book VIII, p. 26.
Same to same of the petition of Michaell Hall, salter, for the like leave to compound a like debt of 206l. 13s. 4d. Ibid.
Dec. 22.Money warrant for 955l. to John Robinson, Dr. in Divinity, being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's advance of ordinary from Dec. 11 inst. as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden. (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 228. Order Book V, p. 419. Disposition Book XVI, p. 128.
Letter of direction for 271l. 19s. 0d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid to the Duke of Northumberland for the charge of repairing his lodgings in the Round Tower in Windsor Castle. Disposition Book XVI, p. 128.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Martin Watson as a landcarriageman London port loco Henry Adams deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 230.
Dec. 23.Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to John Robinson, Dr. in Divinity, as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 489.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Lord Treasurer and the Chief Baron and the Barons of the Exchequer to compound First Fruits. Ibid., pp. 490–3.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Exchequer to take in loans on the Land Tax (1 Anne. c. st 2. c. 1.) not exceeding 1,800,000l. Ibid., pp. 493–4.
Same to same for a same for 20,000l. to the Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse, as imprest for the extraordinaries of the Stables. (Money warrant dated 1702–3 Jan. 6 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated 1702 Dec. 31.) (Money order dated 1702–3 Jan. 7 hereon.) Ibid., p. 494. Money Book XVI, p. 239. Order Book V. p. 432.
Same to same for a same for 352,000l. to John Howe, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the Guards and Garrisons. (Money warrant dated Dec. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 30 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 495. Money Book XVI, p. 235. Order Book V, p. 424.
Same to same for a same for 885,669l. 3s. 2d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces in the Low Countries, as imprest for the Forces acting in conjunction with the Forces of the Allies. (Money warrant dated Dec. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 30 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 495. Money Book XVI, p. 235. Order Book V, p. 423.
Detailed Establishment, under the Queen's sign manual, of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (The Establishment provides for the following items hitherto payable at the Exchequer viz. Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal 200l. per an.; Nahum Tate, Poet Laureat 100l. per an.; John Norris, joiner of the Privy. Chamber 19l. 11s. 8d.; the 4 Court Drums, Robert Maugridge, John Skyrme, John Clothier. William Gardner 24l. each.
The total Establishment amounts only to 19,183l. 13s. 0d. per an. representing a reduction of 4244l. on the Establishment at the commencement of the reign see supra pp. 115–123. The reduction is due to the following items present in the former list but omitted in the present one: viz.
£s.d.
the Serjeant of the Hawks136
one falconer80
three falconers 50l. each150
five falconers 45l. each225
one falconer25
five pensionary falconers100
the Master of the Buckhounds500
ditto for 100 hounds456
ditto for a waggon &c.80
the Serjeant of the Buckhounds200
five horse huntsmen905
five foot huntsmen200
the Master of the Harriers436
one horse huntsman95
one horse huntsman75
a foot huntsman for the Beagles194
the foresters of Waltham Forest36100
Master of the Barges, allowance in lieu of bills reduced from 130l. to 100l.30
2 waiters on the Robes 10l. each20
St. James's Park Pond keeper30
Housekeeper and Wardrobe Keeper at Kensington in lieu of all bills150
Clerk of the Wardrobe160
Mr. Chase the Apothecary to our person, 115l. for salary and 52l. for lodging167
Mr. Abraham Rottermondt the other apothecary 115l.; 52l. and 205l. 5s. 0d.37250
Apothecary of the Household salary160
Repairer of bridges and passages in New Forest20
Chief Painter200
Frederick Sonnius, Keeper of the Pictures etc.100
2 barbers in ordinary340
William Vanbrugh pension100
Christopher Tankred, late Master of the Harriers pension300
William Paulet, Gallery Keeper54150
As against the above reductions in the Establishment the following items appear as new or as increases:
the Master of the Barges 130l. as against 100l. in preceding list30
the Yeomen of the Guard 6506l. 5s. as against 5550l. in preceding list95650
Joseph Pitt "the other apothecary to our person" for his salary11500
ditto "for physick for our person and in lieu of bills"20550
But our pleasure is that upon the death or removal either of him the said James Chase or the said Joseph Pitt which[ever] shall first happen the place of him so first dying or happening to be removed shallcease and determine.
William Jones, our Household Apothecary, in lieu of bills, being over and above his salary amounting to 33l. 6s. 8d. per an. payable at the Exchequer106134
Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, lately payable at the Exchequer200
Nahum Tate, Poet Laureat, lately payable at the Exchequer100
John Norris, Joiner of the Privy Chamber, lately payable at the Exchequer19118
Robert Maugridge. John Skyrme, John Clothier and William Gardner. our four Court Drums. 24l. a piece in lieu of the salaries heretofore allowed them at the Receipt of our Exchequer and afterwards by the Paymaster General of our Forces.86
But our will and pleasure is that as any of the said four persons shall happen to die. be removed or otherwise provided for. the place of him or them so dying. removed or provided for shall be sunk and determined and the salary or allowance saved to our use
By the above reductions and additions respectively the net Establishment is reduced from 23,427l. 13s. 0d. as it was in January to 19,183l. 13s. 0d. in the present list.
The Establishment concludes with the regulation of allowances for bills and travelling expenses on the lines of the regulation in the preceding Establishment. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 497–503.
Dec. 23.Letter of direction for 2485l. 18s. 3½d. to Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint: out of Civil List funds, to defray the charge he was at in making gold and silver medals at the Coronation. Disposition Book XVI, p. 126.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in loans on the Land Tax [1 Anne St. 2. c. 1] to an amount not exceeding 1,800,000l. in all. Ibid., p. 129.
Letter of direction for 300,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans to be made by him on credit of the Land Tax. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Francis Cuddon proposing his sureties, detailed, as Receiver General for London. Westminster and Middlesex for the remainder of the present Land Tax. Reference Book VIII, p. 27.
Same to same of the petition of Morgan Whitley, late Receiver General of Cheshire and North Wales, praying release from confinement and time for making up his account, his surety having lately paid 4600l. towards his debt. Ibid., p. 28.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Francis Collingwood, son and heir of Col. Collingwood deceased, for a new lease of the Holy Island Co. Durham. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Evelyn for a fresh lease for 31 years of a small slip of ground adjoining his house at Deptford at 2s. per an. rent. Ibid.
Dec.[? 23].Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 14 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Charles Hanbury Esq., Clerk of the Cheque to the Yeomen of the Guard, of 142 badges for the said Guard's liveries ("which were laid up last year by order of Council") with the letters A. R. for the Cypher and the words Semper Eodem for the Motto and 140 bonnets of velvet with bands of crimson, sky colour and white ribbonds: 140 pairs of worsted blue stockins and 140 pair of buff gloves and 140 pair for cloth for the Watching Gowns at 20s. each. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 482.
Dec. 23.The like of a same dated same to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Richard L' Bass, Marshal of the Ceremonies, of a gold chain and medal of the value of 110l. as a present from the Queen to the Secretary of the Prussian Ambassador. Ibid.
[?]The like of a same dated Dec. 23 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Dr. Blow of liveries for the children of the Chapel for the year 1702, as formerly allowed. Ibid., p. 483.
Dec. 23.Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a great seal for a grant to Robert Craighead, Alexander Hutchinson, James Bruce, Francis Irdell, John McBridge, Jo[h]n Malcome, John Hutchinson, Andrew Ferguson, William Holmes senr., John Stirlin, Robert Haltridge, Thomas Orr and James Kirkpatrick for themselves and the rest of the Presbyterian Ministers of the North of Ireland of the like pension of 1200l. per an. as was similarly directed by Wm. III. by his sign manual of 1699 May 30 to the first 7 first named and Archibald Rose; which former letters patent became void by the said King's demise: to be payable from the date the said prior annuity was last paid and to be distributed amongst the said Presbyterian ministers according to lists to be approved by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 245–6.
Dec. 24.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Lord Treasurer to issue Commissions to the respective Receivers of the Land Tax lately granted [by 1 Anne st. 2 c. 1]. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 510.
Money warrant for 2650l. to Sir Stephen Evance, her Majesty's Jeweller, for 6 jewels presented by her to several Foreign Ministers. (Money order dated 1722–3 Jan. 4 hereon.)
Appending: the Lord Chamberlain's certificate of said jewels: the Queen's picture set with diamonds of the value of 1000l. for Count [Johann Quintin] Jorger, Envoy from the Emperor; a ring of 400l. for [Ernest Augustus] Count [Von] Platen, Envoy from the Elector and Electress Dowager of Hanover; a ring of 350l. to the Envoy from Denmark; a ring of 300l. to Count Maffey, Envoy from the Duke of Savoy; one diamond ring each of the value of 300l. each to Monsieur Wickman, Envoy from Bavaria and to the Envoy from the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel. Money Book XVI, p. 229. Order Book V, p. 427.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 78l. 6s. 8d. per an. to William Gratwick as Customer of Chester port. Money Book XVI, p. 231.
Warrant by same to same to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe for one year on their several fees to June 24 last viz. 63l. 2s. 0d. to Lord Robert Russell. Clerk of the Pipe and to the Secondary and sworn clerks in that Office: 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe: 11l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer. Money Book XVI, p. 232.
Dec. 24.Money warrant for 93l. 15s. 5d. to John Wingfeild for an overpayment as Sheriff of Co. Rutland for the year ended Sept. 29 last. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1702–3 Jan. 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 231. Order Book V, p. 435. Disposition Book XVI, p. 136.
Same for 9l. 3s. 4d. to the clerks in the Office of the Pipe for 2 years to 1702 on their fee payable in every second year. Money Book XVI, p. 232.
Same for 200l. to William Borrett upon account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 232. Order Book V, p. 429.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for circulating Exchequer Bills to reduce their establishment to 1300l. per an. viz. 300l. each for 3 Trustees ut supra p. 411; 200l. for their Secretary; 150l. to Samuell Edwards their Cashier; 40l. for a housekeeper and 10l. for a cleaner viz. Money Book XVI, p. 233.
Allowance by same of the 1702 Michaelmas quarter's incidents bill. detailed, of the Post Office total 1479l. 10s. 6d.: including 9580, 3676, 4254, 1448 and 9776 ship letters at a penny each; 16l. 5s. 0d. to Alex. Say for attending the House of Commons in the delivery of their letters the last Sessions; 5l. 7s. 6d. to Nich[olas] Royall for his care and trouble in the delivering the Parliament men's letters for four last Sessions. Ibid., p. 236.
Money warrant for 250l. each to Thomas, Earl of Stamford and Robert. Lord Lexinton for the time they served on the Commission of Trade after the late King's decease viz. for one quarter from 8 March last to June 9 following. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 234. Order Book V, p. 427.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for London and Westminster to pay the salaries of the Agents [for Taxes] viz. 100l. per an. each to James Dewy, William Clayton, Ch. Dartiquenave and German Ireton and 50l. per an. to Max Stephens; 20l. per an. to their clerk William Sorrell and 40l. per an. to William Alderton their messenger. Money Book XVI, p. 257.
Money warrant for 47l. 4s. 2d. to Lord Robert Russell, for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Clerk of the Pipe, and for 60l. for same time on his allowance for drawing down &c. the convictions of Recusants. In the margin: cancelled. (Letter of direction for 107l. 4s. 2d. dated 1702–3 Feb. 5.) Money Book XVI, p. 242. Disposition Book XVI, p. 146.
Dec. 24.Warrant dormant from Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 12l. per an. to Thomas Chiffinch as one of the 2 Searchers at Gravesend. (With a later order of confirmation dated 1715 April 27.) Money Book XVI, p. 266.
Letter of direction for 9516l. 16s. 6d. to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: for half a year to 1702 Xmas on the Establishment of the said Office. Disposition Book XVI, p. 133.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to attend the Lord Admiral's Council with such proofs as you have touching Richard Hudson, master of the Dixwell ketch, for embezzling part of the booty entrusted to him which was taken at Vigo. In the margin: delivered to Mr. Burgess, Solicitor to the Prizes. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 106.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. It is the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that you renew the deputation of John Brougham as your Secretary. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Montague to apply the 1200l. directed to you to the providing of badges and other things for the Yeomen of the Guard and Warders of the Tower against the Queen's birthday. The Lord Treasurer intends, as soon as the holidays are over, to issue to you what will clear so much as has grown due on the Great Wardrobe between March 8 last and Xmas last. Ibid., p. 107.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Fotherby as Collector of Whitehaven port loco Richard Marshall who has relinquished.
Joseph Sewell (a clerk of long experience in said port) as assistant to said Fotherby with an allowance of 40l. per an. out of Fotherby's salary.
William Acklam (long a tidesman extraordinary London port) as a tidesman in Bristol port loco John Jones deceased.
James Minson as a tidesman Bristol port loco William Knifton dismissed.
John Osborne (an extraordinary tidesman at Falmouth) as a tidesman in fee there loco Dennis Swynny lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 230, 231.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Brook, master of the ship Mary employed as a transport ship in the late expedition to Cadiz; shewing that by order of the Duke of Ormonde he brought over from Port St. Mary's one Madame Maria Povia and her effects and that she made him a present of 3 pipes of wine part of which he drank on the voyage and the remainder is threatened to be seized as prize, but same is neither prize nor plunder: therefore praying leave to enter same. Reference Book VIII, p. 27.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of James Fincher, clerk, for continuance of the lease of the manor of Fordington Co. Dorset of which his father Major Richard Fincher (who signalised himself by joining General Monk and Sir George Booth) laid out 3000l. in purchasing the inheritance. Ibid., p. 29.
Dec. 24.Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to take the securities, detailed, of Francis Cuddon of St. Michael Bassishaw, London as Receiver General for Westminster, Middlesex and the Inns of Court and Chancery for the remainder of the present Land Tax &c. loco his father Sir Thomas Cuddon deceased.
Prefixing: report by the Agents for Taxes on said Cuddon's petition proposing his securities.
Followed by: Treasurer Godolphin's constitution of said Cuddon as Receiver. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 483, 489.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 9 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the provision of necessaries, detailed, [for the Queen's service at] St. James's and Kensington; viz. putting a new glass and new slips of glass in the great Pear Glass in the Privy Chamber at St. James's; and for repairing the tables, stands, looking glasses, cabinets, pear glasses, chimney glasses and sconces there: putting a new glass into the marquetry frame in the Presence Chamber; and a glass over the chimney in the New Bedchamber to be 60 inches by 24: also a new scrutore of Grenoble wood for the Bedchamber with 9 drawers over the door and 2 in the frame, lined with velvet, and 2 crystal glasses cut with silver heads for sand and ink and the door of the scrutore lined with velvet: also a new strong box with brass work gilded upon a frame of Prince's wood: also for repairing at Kensington all the tables, stands, looking glasses, writing tables, scrutores, cabinets, glasses and glass scones in her Majesty's apartment at Kensington. Ibid., p. 484.
Warrant by same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to attend the unlading of the third galleon when arrived at Deptford and the Mary man-of-war and to take 2 warehouses at Buttolph wharf and one at Coxkey [Cox's Quay] for the reception of the prize goods; and to carry to the Mint all the plate.
In the margin: Benjamin Codes to certify the plunder found on board the tenders. Ibid., p. 485.
Same by same to Phillip Ryley to pay John Lipscombe 20l. per an. for viewing the enclosures of timber from time to time in New Forest for the prevention of damage thereto and to expend 58l. in repairs to the banks and rails.
Followed by: a confirmation dated 1703 Aug. 18 by Treasurer Godolphin for this warrant to be executed by Edward Wilcox the then Surveyor General of Woods Trent South. Ibid., p. 487.
Same by same to Auditor Brook Bridges to allow in account to Charles Bertie as Treasurer of the Ordnance 4125l. for payments by him to the officers of the Ordnance for executing the office of Master General of the Ordnance for 2¾ years ended 1693 July. Ibid., p. 488.
Dec. 25.Money warrant for 75l. to the Mayor &c. of Berwick for 3 quarters to Sept. 29 last on the allowance for repair of the bridge over the Tweed. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 24.) Money Book XVI, p. 258. Disposition Book XVI, p. 116.
Dec. 26.William Lowndes to the Master of the Jewel House for a schedule of all plate delivered out of the Jewel House by indenture since the Restoration and not returned. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 106.
Dec. 27.Constitution by Treasurer Southampton of Mrs. Mary Howard, spinster, daughter of Phillip Howard Esq. as housekeeper of the Excise Office loco her said father surrendered. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 486–7.
Dec. 28.William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Col. Thomas Moor and Francis Wright praying delivery of a parcel of cochineal which they are (by order of Council of Dec. 10 inst.) to receive for the use of the Forces that served on the fleet the last summer. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 107.
Same to Mr. Brewer to report on the enclosed petition of the seamen of Her Majesty's ship Newport praying their shares of 3 French prizes taken by the said ship in May last which they allege are sold and the money to have been in your hands for [the last] three months. Ibid.
Dec. 29.Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for Xmas quarter's salaries.
5l. to John Broadhurst for same quarter as Porter at the Exchequer Gate.
200l. to Charles, Lord Halifax for one year to same date on his allowance as Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book V, pp. 425, 426.
Letter of direction for 60,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows:
£
for pay of the King Fisher, Hampton Court, Suffolk, Exeter, Montagu, Pembroke, Dover, Centurion, Medway, Chatham, Monk and Assistance30000
for carrying on the pay of the ships at Portsmouth10000
for pay of the ships at Chatham20000
£60000
Disposition Book XVI, p. 130.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. The orders for the 300,000l. supra p. 428 are to be drawn without interest "the Treasurer of the Navy having agreed thereunto." Ibid.
Letter of direction for 20l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid to Samuell Weeley, one of the children of the Chapel. Ibid., p. 132.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account how you have remitted the money for the Danish Subsidies and how far the same has been applied. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 107.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to peruse the enclosed accounts [missing] of prize goods and to certify the Lord Treasurer what has become of the said goods. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 107.
Same to Mr. Fox. The Lord Treasurer directs you to write to Mr. Swete by this night's post that by reason of the fall of the agio and the exchange the English Forces from Dec. 24 inst. can be supplied at the rate "only" of 10 guilders and 15 stivers for 1l. sterling and no more; and that remittances will come to him by the next post to be paid to the Foreign Troops as usual and to the English [troops] at the said rate of 10 guilders and 15 stivers although the exchange at this time is not higher than 10 guilders 3 stivers and no undertakers offer more. Ibid., p. 108.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has read yours desiring an issue of half a year's money for the Yards and the Navy Course. You do not say to what date nor in what proportions it is to be on the heads of Navy Ordinary and of Wear and Tear nor to what heads the 87,508l. is to be placed which was issued on Jan. 14 last out of last year's funds for the Yards.
In future please be particular in your [weekly] memorial [for money] to distinguish to what respective heads of the Navy expense the money desired is to be placed. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes for an account of what is come in of last year's Land Tax [1 Anne c. 6] and how much of the Capitation [1 Anne c. 6]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Wilmshurst of London cooper shewing that he is imprisoned as surety for John Mathews merchant for 2237l. tobacco Duties owing: but is utterly unable to pay any part thereof, having a wife and several small children. Reference Book VIII, p. 28.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Elizabeth Brawn, relict of Cha. Brawn, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, for allowance of 874l. 7s. 6d. and 1062l. for his extraordinary expenses in his receipt. Ibid.
Dec. 30.Letter of direction for 200,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on the Land Tax: with 5 per cent. interest: "which tallies" are to be reserved in the Navy Treasurer's hands for such uses of the Navy or Victualling as the Lord Treasurer shall direct. If the Navy Treasurer receives any interest on the repayment orders for any part of this sum he is to be charged therewith in the imprest certificate. Disposition Book XVI, p. 131.
Same for 200,000l. to Charles Fox for pay of the Forces to act in conjunction with the Allies: out of loans to be made by said Fox on the Land Tax at 5 per cent. interest: but if any interest be received by him for any part of the said sum he is to be charged with same ut supra. Ibid., p. 132.
Dec. 30.Same for 1000l. to Lord Edward Russell out of the 20,000l. for the late King's servants: to be paid over towards the debt due to the Messengers of the late King's Chamber on bills for travelling charges &c. due before March 8 last. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Mainwaring relict of Sir Thomas Mainwaring, son and heir of Sir John Mainwaring touching Sir John's estate which was extended for Sir Morgan Whitley's debt. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 108.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Churchill relating to a debt of 700l. owing to him for stationery furnished for the War Office from the year 1697. Ibid., p. 109.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Mills, master of the Anne yacht, late a tender on her Majesty's ship Royal William, praying remission of an Exchequer fine of 100l. set on him. Reference Book VIII, p. 29.
Same to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor of Woods Trent South, of the petition of John Latton for refund of 98l. 13s. 3d. which he expended in making several new gates and passages to Richmond Old Park without going through Richmond town and 35l. expended in defending an action brought against him for the said debt by the workmen whom he employed there. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Samuell Clarke, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Hereford for allowance of 332l. 17s. 0d. for his extraordinary expenses in his receipt, he having paid 26,628l. into the Exchequer "the same being 3d. per £; which has been allowed to former Receivers." Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of George Savile, Collector of Poole port and Thomas Parris, Surveyor of same, shewing that in the said Collector's accounts they were allowed each 6d. per £ until Xmas 1700 when the Commissioners directed that same should not exceed 50l. per an. each; in support of which the now Commissioners of Excise produce an order dated in 1694 which petitioners never heard of. Ibid., p. 30.
1701–2
Jan. 31.
For the Treasury warrant of this date concerning the accounts of the Commissioners for Coining Tin Farthings and Half Pence see supra p. 296.
1702.
Aug. 19.
For the Plantation revenue accounts presented on this day by William Blathwayte to the Commissioners for Public accounts see supra pp. 280–1.