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December 1706, 16-31

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'Warrant Books: December 1706, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 127-141. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90459 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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December 1706, 16–31

December 16. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to William Borret of the Crown title in 5000 livres, 250 livres and the fourth part of the clear personal estate of James Pigou which belonged to James Baron all in trust to wit as to two thirds thereof to Stephen Bouxin and as to one third thereof to Frances Pigou and her children. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 119–123.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay certain Bankers' annuities, not detailed, in accordance with a certificate [missing] dated Dec. 11 inst. of the change in the ownership of said annuities whether by decease or assignation etc. Money Book XVIII, p. 356.
Same dormant by same to the Receipt to pay 200l. per an. salary to George Hutchinson gent as Register of Seizures, thereto constituted by patent of Oct. 14 last. Ibid., p. 357.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Tayler for half a year to Dec. 1 inst. as Keeper of her Majesty's water engine at Windsor. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon). Ibid., p. 358. Order Book VI, p. 545. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 216.
December 16. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay Thomas Whitgrave's pension of 200l. per an. and arrears thereof from 1692 Xmas to 1701 Xmas and from 1705 Sept. 29 onwards: to wit by tallies of assignment on the Tenths: to which the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty have agreed.
Appending: Minute of a Court of the said Governors dated Feb. 19 last.
In the margin: a later confirmation by the Treasury Lords dated 1710 Oct. 11 for the execution of this warrant. Money Book XVIII, pp. 358–9.
Money warrant for 40,000l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the Works: on a privy seal of Nov. 30 last. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon). Ibid., p. 360. Order Book VI, p. 540.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay the pension of 100l. per an. to John Rogers and his wife for the future and also the arrears thereof by tallies on the Tenths: same having been paid up to 1696 Xmas in the reign of Wm. III and up to 1705 Michaelmas in the present reign thus leaving 5 years in arrear under Wm. III and one year in arrear under her present Majesty: the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty having agreed hereto. In the margin: a later order dated 1710 Oct. 11 by the Treasury Lords for execution hereof: Money Book XVIII, pp. 360–1.
Money warrant for 113l. 9s.d. to Francis Negus for a bill for tiles sold by John Evans for repairing the breach and damage at the stables in the Mews [at Charing Cross] caused by the great storm in Feb. 1608–9. (Money order dated Dec. 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 362. Order Book VI, p. 541. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 216.
Same for 700l. to Thomas, Earl of Stamford for half a year and 73 days 1701 June 24 to 1701–2 March 8 (the day on which Wm. III died) on his salary of 1000l. per an. as a Commissioner for Trade. (Money order dated Dec. 20 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 362. Order Book VI, p. 540. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 220.
Same for 750l. to Peter Hume et al. as follows: the said Hume and Thomas Cremer now deceased having (upon the mismanagement which happened some time since in the Office for payment of Annuities in the Receipt of the Exchequer) been appointed to examine the vouchers of all payments on Annuities, with salaries of 180l. and 120l. respectively and additional allowances of 90l. and 60l. respectively from Michaelmas 1704 in consideration of the great increase of their business by the annuities purchased in 1704: on all which there is due to said Hume 270l. for l ½ years to Michaelmas 1706 on the first fee and 180l. for 2 years to same date on the second fee; and to Ann Cremer as widow of said Thomas 60l. for half a year to 1705 Michaelmas on the first fee and 60l. for one year to same date on the second fee; and to Thomas Cremer (as successor to said Thomas in said office) 120l. and 60l. for one year to Michaelmas 1706 on the said two fees. (Three separate money orders dated Dec. 17 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 363–4. Order Book VI, p. 543–4. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 227.
December 16. Money warrant for 2195l. 3s. 4d. to Edward Brewster and John Williams, her Majesty's printers, for their printing bill, detailed, for 1 year to 1705 Sept. 29.
Appending: abstract of her Majesty's Printers' account from 29 Sept. 1704 to 29 Sept. 1705.
£ s. d.
to the Archbishop of Canterbury 674 4 10
to the Lord Treasurer 252 10 6
to the Lords of the Privy Council 79 10 8
to the Clerk of the House of Peers 422 11 8
to the Speaker of the House of Commons 366 10 6
to the Serjeant at Arms of the House of Commons 259 18 0
to the Crown Office 62 10 0
to the Hanaper Office 11 10 0
[sic] £2195 3 4
Money Book XIX, p. 57. Order Book VII, p. 50.
Money order for 286l. 8s. 6d. to Sir Michael Heneage, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in Michaelmas term last, including 3l. 4s. 4d. for diet for himself at 5d. a day from July 13 last to Dec. 14 inst. Order Book VI. p. 542b. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 227.
Letter of direction for 8920l. 8s. 9d. to Francis Godolphin, the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : 8420l. 8s. 9d. thereof to complete the wages and board wages of the Household for last June 24 quarter and the remaining 500l. to pay the cart-takers for several removes of her Majesty and family from Windsor, St. James's and Newmarket. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 214.
Approval by Treasurer Godolphin of Edward Marshall as clerk in the office of the Accountant for Prizes loco Richard Griffith. Prefixing: the Prizes Commissioners' presentation of said Marshall. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 599.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to transfer to Peregrine Bertie the cash in the office of Thomas Cooke, whom Bertie succeeds as a Teller. Ibid.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said Bertie's security as a Teller.
Prefixing: report by R. Barker, Deputy Remembrancer on the sufficiency of said security. Ibid., p. 600.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to Earl Rivers of the Hundred of Edisbury ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XX, under date June 8 last. Ibid.
December 16. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to William Borrett to pay 268l. 19s. 5d. to Zachariah Wells for prosecuting the Queen's title to the presentation of [St. Botolphs] Aldgate Vicarage.
Prefixing: said Borrett's report. Ibid., p. 601.
December 16. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to allow 432l. 10s. 0d. in the account of Sir Lambert Blackwell, late Agent for Prizes at Leghorn, Genoa and Porto Venere, for his services and expenses therein.
Prefixing: account of said expenses and said Commissioners' report thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 601–2.
Same by same to Henry St. John to prepare a royal warrant for allowance of 2584l. out of respites to Brigadier Handaside's and Col. Livesay's Regiments towards the charge of levy money and in view of the almost impossibility of recruiting the said Regiments in Jamaica and the great numbers that inevitably became defective by the constant mortality there, which makes the charge of recruiting more heavy upon them than upon any other of her Majesty's Forces.
Prefixing: report by John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, on the memorial of the said Handasyde and Livesay. Ibid., pp. 603–5.
Same by same to same for a same for allowing the pay of 90 supernumerary men who were added to Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiment on the 22 Sept. 1702 (in lieu of 2 Companies then on board a cruising ship but returned and reformed at Nevis 23 May 1703) whereby the said 90 men were a charge to the said Regiment for the said period.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the said Erle's memorial.
Appending: a like report by John Howe and Henry St. John. Ibid., pp. 605–7.
Warrant dormant by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for the cities of London and Westminster to pay 100l. per an. to the Agents for Taxes and 150l. to their 4 clerks in proportions detailed for service in connection with the Duties on Houses: as from Sept. 29 last. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 128.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for taking 2582l. 17s. 6d. from the head of Concordatums and placing it on the Irish revenue at large: the said sum representing works, detailed, on the Train magazine in Dublin and on the works at Carrickfergus, Ross Castle, the Four Courts in Dublin, Charlemont Fort, Phoenix Park Wall, and the Horse Guards in Dublin. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 427.
December 17. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 357,000l. to John Howe as imprest for the Guards and Garrisons and Invalids anno 1707. (Money warrant dated Dec. 21 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 20). (Money order dated Dec. 21 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 123. Money Book XVIII, p. 366. Order Book VI, p. 542.
Same to same for a same for 893,706l. 8s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies, as imprest for the 40,000 men anno 1707: and 211,762l. 16s. 10d. as same for the 10,000 additional men. (Money warrant and orders ut supra). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 124. Money Book XVIII, p. 366. Order Book VI, p. 541.
December 17. Same to the Lord Treasurer for 100,000l. to James Brydges as imprest towards her Majesty's proportion of subsidies to the Allies anno 1707. (Money order dated Dec. 21 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 124. Order Book VI, p. 542.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to make allowances as follows to a total of 13,757l. 6s. 10¾d. in the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts as Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital 1687–8 Jan. 1 to 1692 March 31: the said items not being properly allowable for want of establishments etc.: viz. 4340l. 7s.d. for payments to officers and soldiers belonging to the house [Hospital] before there was a regular Establishment; 5976l. 16s. 0d. paid to tradesmen for goods, furniture etc.; 2848l. 5s. 0d. to Lord Cheyne and Sir Thomas Grosvenor for lands purchased of them; 591l. 18s. 3d. for contingents including payments to non commission officers and soldiers of the Hospital who kept guard there and at Kensington and Windsor. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 126–7.
Letter of direction for 11,411l. 19s. 2d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for annuities anno 1706: for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain
to answer the Earl of Peterborough's bills of exchange dated Genoa Nov. 20 last payable to Richard Hore for value received there of Messrs. Scudamore and Hanshaw 2000 0 0
for extraordinaries of the war not provided for by Parliament
for the King of Prussia for the agio or difference between the money current in the Empire and the rates the same money is or has been current at in the territories where his Troops are employed, according to the Treaty, for 5 months from 1 Aug. last to Dec. 31 inst. the first 3 months being computed at 13,355 guilders per month and the months of Nov. and Dec. at 9345 guilders 10 stivers each 5543 0 4
for a moiety of what is allowed according to the said Treaty for bread to the said Prussian Troops, the States General paying the other moiety; from June 18 last to Dec. 31 next 3843 18 10
to answer a bill of exchange from Kinsale drawn by Mr. Douglass, Commissary of the Stores gone on the Expedition under Earl Rivers, for account of Contingencies and payable to Edward Southwell for value received there of Gabriel Soulden 25 0 0
£11411 19 2
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 214.
December 17. William Lowndes to the said James Brydges. On your memorial of this day the Lord Treasurer removes the stop on the pay of 2450l. of the Earl of Peterborough's bills for the use of the Portugal Troops under the Marquis Das Minas. Instead of paying Lord Coningsby 972l. for recruits in Ireland for Spain you are to pay same to the Colonels of the respective Regiments from which the detachments were made. Please desire the Secretary at War to prepare a new royal warrant accordingly. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 215.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to John Tailer: out of Civil List money: in further part of his third 20,000l. for building at Woodstock. Ibid., p. 216.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present John Worgan for a landwaiter's place at Newcastle loco Stephen Sandwell dismissed. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 270.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to order their agent in the West Indies to take up the 469l. 12s.d. of her Majesty's money which is in the hands of the Collector of Antigua (as is informed by the Customs Commissioners) and the 458l. 8s. 6d. of the Casual revenue there which is in the hands of Edward Perry, Commissioner of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in said island (as is informed by William Blathwayt), which moneys cannot be remitted to England but at an extravagant rate of exchange. Ibid., p. 271.
Treasurer Godolphin to Monsieur D'Arziliers to pay to the order of Sir Theodore Janssen (on his drawing bills on you) the 666662/3 Crowns remitted to you from hence about 9 months since which was intended for particular services relating to the War, these services having not yet called for the same. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Henry St. John to prepare royal warrants to dispense with the Instructions [to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts] relating to the clothiers so far as relates to the time past only: in view of the extreme difficulties several clothiers are in for want of money owing to their offreckonings lying a long time in the hands of Mr. Howe and Mr. Brydges by reason of their not complying with such Instructions: their non compliance with same being due to ignorance and they having by instrument under their hands dated the 14th inst. obliged themselves duly to observe such rules and instructions for the future. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a pension of 50l. per an. to Katherine Talbot, widow of Capt. Henry Talbot deceased, she being left with several small children. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 429.
December 18. Same to the clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2000l. to Secretary the Earl of Sunderland: for secret service. (Cancelled and replaced on the same date by a like warrant for 3000l.). (Privy seal dated 1706–7 Feb. 26 hereon. For the money warrant etc. see infra under date Feb. 27). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 129.
December 18. Same to same for a same for 1850l. per an. to same for salary as Secretary of State as from Dec. 3 inst. Ibid., p. 130.
Letter of direction for 4716l. 5s. 10¼d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: to clear the debt in the Office of the Works for January, February and March last. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 216.
Same for 5238l. 17s. 11¾d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber: out of same: to be paid over as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to clear last June 24 quarter's wages on the establishment of the Office of the Chamber 3544 9
to Mr. Incledon for same quarter's allowance 31 6 8
to the 48 [royal] watermen in full of their bills to June 24 last 80 5 0
to William Churchill for stationery wares furnished to both Secretaries of State for same quarter 276 2 6
to Auditor Harley for passing the Treasurer of the Chamber's accounts for one year to 1705 Sept. 29 53 6 8
to the Lord Chief Baron for his fee on the said account 3 6 8
to the Clerk for engrossing the said account 6 13 4
to 39 messengers [of the Chamber] in full of their bills for half a year to Lady day last 686 2 8
to Mr. Nelin for the plate her Majesty gave at Datchet in Sept. last 50 0 0
to the Duke of St. Albans for liveries for the 3 Gamekeepers of Hampton Court and Richmond, by way of advance 30 0 0
to Mrs. Atkinson in full of riding charges from 1704 June 24 230 0 0
to Lady Mary Kirke for last Sept. 29 quarter 162 10 0
to Mr. Randue for same quarter 80 0 0
to the Lord Almoner for 1706 Xmas quarter by way of advance for the poor at the Gate 54 15 0
£5238 17 11¾
Ibid., p. 217.
Same for 10,000l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: by 2000l. a week from date hereof: to be applied towards satisfying the debts in that Office since her Majesty's accession. Ibid.
Same for 811l. 17s.d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor: out of same: and is to discharge the debt for works in Windsor Castle in January, February and March last. Ibid.
Same for 6336l. 19s. 8d. to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : out of Contributions for annuities anno 1706 : for services as follow :
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706 £ s. d.
for 60 days' clearings for the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 23 1164 10 0
for the pay of the Garrisons for same time 564 16 3
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men anno 1706
for subsistence of Brigadier Handasyde's Regiment from Sept. 29 last to Dec. 23 inst. 2160 1 3
for 6 months' clearings to the said Regiment to June 24 last 1641 17 5
for 60 days' clearings for Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiment to the 23rd inst 805 15 0
£6336 19 8
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 219.
December 18. William Lowndes to the Wine Licence Commissioners not to proceed any further in granting licences for retailing wines in the town of Cambridge and in Stourbridge Fair till the Lord Treasurer's further directions therein. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 272.
December 19. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Monsieur Vryburghen, the Dutch Envoy, concerning the high Duties on linen, thread and tape imported from Holland and proposing an expedient for lowering the same. Ibid.
December 20. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 124,402l. 13s. 11d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between 1706 Nov. 22 and Dec. 20 from branches of the revenue as follows: viz. 682l. 11s. 2d. from Salt before 1 Aug. 1706; 1989l. 1s. 6d. from Whale fins since 10 July 1706; 6429l. 15s. 1d. for New Customs before 1 Aug. 1706; 56,621l. 12s.d. for ditto since 31 July 1706; 184l. 5s. 0d. for Additional Impositions before ditto; 2701l. 15s. 10½d. for ditto since ditto ; 213l. 18s. 6d. for Vellum before ditto; 3939l. 12s. 1d. for ditto since ditto; 28,900l. 18s. 10d. for Continued Impositions before ditto; 12,668l. 15s. 3d. for ditto since ditto; 5111l. 4s. 7d. for Marriages; 4959l. 3s. 6d. for Houses: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 20th Dec., 1706. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 517372 9 8 27404 1
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 423098 18 22081 1
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 15400 0 0 819 3 11½
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 558270 0 0 30802 18 8
Leather 504438 0 0 504438 0 0 26833 8 9
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 226770 17 0 11318 5
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 31271 6 1373 13 1
New East India Company 65518 0 62751 16 3485 4 3
General [East India] Society 5354 10 5128 8 11¾ 284 16 8
2338628 15 2344501 16 34 124402 13 11
Money Book X VIII, pp. 368–9.
December 20. Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 218.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to order the officers of the Receipt to attend in their offices to-morrow notwithstanding it being a holiday; and also on Monday and Tuesday next. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 272.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts of the petition of the Queen's Regiment of Dragoons praying that they may be allowed as mounted complete to 1703 Oct. 25 and that from that time to Feb. 18 following the deductions from the serjeants etc. may be paid and 3d. a man allowed them for 48 men to make up to the Portugal Establishment. Reference Book XVIII, p. 250.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Levingston merchant for stay of prosecution on a tobacco bond for 245l. which he cannot pay at present by reason of great losses. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the Mayor etc. of Bideford on behalf of the poor tradesmen and inhabitants thereof who have several sums due to them from John Smith late merchant there, which they cannot recover by reason of Smith's great debts to the Crown for Customs. Ibid.
December 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans on the Land Tax anno 1707 to a total not exceeding 1,850,000l. as by the Act 6 Anne c. 1 for said tax. Money Book XVIII, p. 364.
Same to same to similarly take in loans on Malt to a total not exceeding 650,000l. as by the late Act 6 Anne c. 5 for Continuing the Duties on Malt, etc. Ibid., p. 365.
Money warrant for 31,003l. 3s. 0d. to Nehemiah Arnold as imprest to discharge the principal and interest on Malt Tickets, to wit the 69th and 70th payments which are next in course as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
the 69th payment to 20 Dec. 1706
principal money after abating 30l. for 3 Benefits above 20l. each 9970 0 0
interest of 997 ticquets from 1700 March 28 to 1706 Dec. 20 being 2461 days at a half penny a day 5111 14
Benefits in the 69th payment 395 0 0
£15476 14
£ s. d.
the 70th payment
principal money after abating 50l. for 5 Benefits above 20l. each 9950 0 0
interest of 995 ticquets from Lady day 1700 to 1706 Dec. 20 being 2461 days at a halfpenny a day 5101 8 11½
Benefits 475 0 0
£15526 8 11½
(Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 367. Order Book VI, p. 542.
December 21. Letter of direction for 200,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans to be made by himself on the Land Tax anno 1707: to await the Lord Treasurer's directions as to the services to which same is to be applied. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 218.
Same for 100,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on said Land Tax: to be as in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1707 and to be towards 121,821l. 16s. 4d. for 62 days' subsistence thereof Dec. 23 next to Feb. 23 next. Ibid.
Same for 100,000l. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans to be made by himself on said Land Tax: to be reserved for such services as the Lord Treasurer shall direct. Ibid., p. 219.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for a noli prosequi to the information against Thomas Brooks et al. merchants for importing Canary wines from the Canaries in the ship St. Lawrence, the prosecutor Roger Gauthorn being since satisfied that one of the sailors which he thought to be a Scotsman is an Irishman and Gauthorn is therefore willing to consent to a noli prosequi.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners in the case. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 458.
Same by same to same to employ Joseph Allum, John Spencer, Peter Maurice, John Sproston, John Sapp, Timothy Gardner, William Chinnell, William Walker, Thomas Walden, Thomas Jones, John King, Thomas King, Jeremiah Bently, Simon Briese, John Gillson, —Farmer, and William Jaques as tidesman in Newcastle port in place of the following, dismissed for fraud viz. Anthony Lamb, Cuthbert Proctor, John Lemmon, William Wariner, Richard Shepheard, Ralph Carr, John Maddison, Edward Ord, John Taylor, David Bell, Thomas Knight, Richard Smith, Henry Ord, George Newcomb, Edward Bromwell, Robert Ainsley, John Wariner.
David Bell (a tidesman who has been very instrumental in the discovery of the frauds) to be a second tidesurveyor there.
John Worgan as a landwaiter ibid. loco Stephen Sandwell dismissed.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners. In the further inspection of the frauds at Newcastle we have found cause to dismiss most of the tidesmen there and at Shields and to remove [promote] some others who were instrumental in the discovery of them. Ibid. XV, pp. 1–2.
December 24. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Sir Phillip Meadows as Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 131.
Money warrant for 100l. each to Sir Charles Hedges and Robert Harley for one year to Sept. 29 last on their patent fee as Secretaries of State. Money Book XVIII, p. 362. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 227.
December 24. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last for the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and herring fishery. Money Book XVIII, p. 372.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions for annuities anno 1706: to be paid to Mr. [Messrs.] Gould and Hall for pitch and tar and to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 219.
Same for 20,000l. to same: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1707: and is for Wages of seamen. Ibid., p. 220.
Same for 53,507l. 1s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of same: for services as follows viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1707
to complete 121,821l. 16s. 2d. for 62 days' subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreigners of that body from Dec. 23 inst. to Feb. 23 next 21821 16 2
for 3 months' pay to the General Officers from Dec. 23 inst. to March 24 next 4064 9
for the same 3 months' Contingencies 2500 0 0
for 6 months' forage money for the General Officers and forage and waggon money for the Foot and Dragoons of the Subject Troops, part of that body, from Dec. 23 inst. to June 23 next 8129 17 6
for the like 6 months' forage, waggon and recruit money for the foreigners, part thereof 10000 0 0
for the Queen's proportion of the agio of the pay of the Prussians 1780l. 1s. 10½d. and for their allowance of bread 1215l. 2s. 4d. and the like for forage 3995l. 14s.d. in the winter quarters to wit for the months of Jan. and Feb. next according to the Treaty 6990 18 6
£53507 1
Ibid., p. 224.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for the officers of the Receipt to attend on Friday next (although a holiday) in order to make issues for the services of the Army and Navy. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 272.
Same to Mr. Borret to defray the charges of the patent of creation of Henry, Lord Walden, son of Henry Earl of Suffolk, as Baron of Chesterford and Earl of Bindon: it being the Queen's pleasure to bear the said charges. Ibid., p. 278.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to admit William Penneck and Francis Clyes (Clies) to compound their 427l. 12s. 6d. debt on tobacco bonds at 5/- in the £ ut supra p. 95.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 2–3.
December 24. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to compound with Thomas Tomkins for 30l. and with George Fettiplace for 702l. 8s.d. for said Tomkins' Customs debt.
Appending: two reports from said Commissioners to the Lord Treasurer on the case; petition of said Tomkins, George Fettiplace and Francis Ricketts; certificate by 9 merchants of London of the great losses of said Fettiplace, being upwards of 6300l.; petition by said Fettiplace; certificate by said Tomkins' creditors; certificate by seven merchants of London as to the low condition of Richard Davis another of the sureties of said Tomkins; the like certificates as to the condition of John Grassingham and of Francis Ricketts, other sureties of same. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 4–9.
Same by same to same to compound with John Chaigneau for his Customs debt of 4148l. 15s. 0d.
Appending: two reports by said Commissioners on the case. Ibid., pp. 10–13.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir John Sparrow of the custody or farm of the office of bailiff of the Hundreds of Hinckford and Barstable co. Essex.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal.
Followed by: undated entry of the signature of the docquet of this grant. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 612–4; Ibid., XX, p. 6.
December 26. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay the following as royal bounty by the Queen's directions viz. 50l. to Thomas Cornwallis; 50l. to Edith Colledge; 20l. to Rebecca Pride; 20l. to John Whittell clerk, 10l. to William Tagg. Money Book XVIII, p. 371.
December 27. Same by same to Edward Pyle, woodward of New Forest, to pay John Bromfeild 17l. 10s. 0d. for 3½ years from 1698 June 24 to 1701 Xmas on his salary of 5l. per an. payable out of wood sales as riding forester in said forest: and to pay him said salary hereafter. Ibid., p. 370.
Money warrant for 31l. 18s. 9d. to said Bromfeild for same period on his salary of 9l. 2s. 6d. per an. as same. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 14,827l. 10s. 3d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1707: to be paid to Walter Whitfeild for the Marines as follows:
£ s. d.
pay for the effective men lately set on shore and mustered, to whom two thirds of their pay whilst at sea is to be paid by the Lord Admiral's order 8727 15 2
for subsistence, offreckonings and clearings of 2 Companies of Churchill's Regiment from 1705 June 25 to Dec. 24 1099 15 1
for account of subsistence generally 5000
£14827 10 3
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign same accordingly). Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 220, 222.
December 27. Same for 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of same: half thereof for sea service and half for land service of the Ordnance. Ibid., p. 221.
Same for 6052l. 8s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer: out of same: to be paid to Thomas Savery to complete 15,131l. demanded by the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to clear the debt of that Office for Midsummer and Michaelmas quarters 1705. Ibid.
Same for 12,184l. 1s. 4d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of same: for services as follow:
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1707
for 28 days' subsistence to the Troops etc. in England from Dec. 23 to June 20 next 8336 17 8
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1707
for the like subsistence for the Regiments of Erle, Paston and Townsend 2951 13 4
the like for Col. Livesay's Regiment 645 10 4
the like for Col. Whetham's additional Companies and men 250 0 0
£12184 1 4
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners for an account what the next 6 months' course of the Victualling comes to and how much in each month. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners for a like account for 6 months' course of the Navy.) Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 272–274.
Same to Thomas Morrice [Deputy Paymaster in Spain]. I have read to my Lord yours of the 17th inst. representing your negotiation about raising another Spanish Regiment pursuant to Lord Galway's letter to you and that Lord Rivers “seems also to desire that a further Regiment of Spaniards may be raised.” The Lord Treasurer approves what you have done about the first Regiment and says it must be placed on the Establishment [of the Forces] and a demand made for it to Parliament accordingly: “but his Lordship thinks the Queen should not be engaged in the further charge [of the second Regiment] till it be seen what provision the Parliament will make.” Ibid., p. 273.
Same to same. In reply to yours of the 13th relating to the pay of the Garrison of Gibraltar the Lord Treasurer with the greatest kindness imaginable bid me tell you that he is entirely satisfied with your good services and the great care, faithfulness and prudence with which you manage the affairs under your charge and also of your trouble about paying that Garrison. If her Majesty make any particular Establishment for it he will be very ready to do for you therein as you desire. As soon as the service you are engaged in admits of your return he is resolved to do something more particular for you. Ibid.
December 27. William Lowndes to Henry St. John, Secretary at War: to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons proposing a new Establishment to be made for the 4 Companies of Invalids with certain additions. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 273.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Lords of Trade relating to naval stores brought from the Plantations in America. What quantities of the several species of such stores have been imported since the premiums have been allowed for the same by Act of Parliament and how much do the premiums amount to? Ibid., p. 274.
December 30. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 600l. per an. to Thomas Coke Esq. as Vice Chamberlain of the Household, into which place he was sworn the 3rd Dec. inst. (Privy seal dated Dec. 24 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 128, 133.
Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for 1706 Xmas quarter's salary. (Money order dated Dec. 30 hereon).
75l. to William Wekett for Treasury Office necessaries etc. for same quarter. (Money order ut supra).
5l. to John Farra for carrying letters for same time. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XVIII, p. 371. Order Book VI, p. 542. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 227.
Money order for 400l. to Henry Boyle for 1706 Xmas quarter's salary as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
200l. to Charles, Lord Halifax for 1 year to Xmas last for extraordinary services in his Office of Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VI, pp. 542b, 543. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 227.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1706 Xmas quarter for keeping all the Registers of the several public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
5l. to John Broadhurst for same quarter as porter at the Exchequer Gate. (Letter of direction dated 1706–7 Jan. 28 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 549. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Letter of direction for 150l. to Edward Nicholas: out of Civil List moneys: to be by him paid according to directions from her Majesty. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 222.
Same for 50,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1707: and is for Wages to seamen. Ibid.
Same for 200,407l. 18s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of same: for services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for 40,000 men anno 1707
for 59 days' subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Forces composing said 40,000 men; to wit from Feb. 23 next to April 23 next 115927 3 9
for 30 days' pay of the General Officers from March 24 next to April 23 next 1339 18 9
for Contingencies of this body for same time 833 6 8
for the Queen's proportion of the agio, bread and forage of the Prussian Troops, part of this body, for the same 59 days viz. 1780l. 1s. 10½d. for the agio, 1215l. 2s. 4d. for their bread, 3995l. 14s.d. for their forage 6990 18 6
in part of 211, 762l. 16s. 10d. for the 10,000 Additional men and the 3000 Palatines anno 1707
for the said 59 days' subsistence of the Subject Troops, part of said body 7038 4 2
for same for full pay to the foreigners, part of same 21649 6 8
in part of the order for subsidies to the Allies anno 1707
for the King of Portugal and is (with 4148l. 4s. 0d. lately directed) to answer bills of exchange drawn from Valencia which were negotiated for the Marquis das Minas to complete 2 months' subsidy to said King for Jan. and Feb. next 20851 4 0
for the Duke of Savoy for 2 months' subsidy from Feb. 3 next to April 3 next 25777 15 6
£200407 18 0
Ibid., p. 223.
December 30. Same for 38,171l. 8s. 11d. to same: out of same: for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 211, 762l. 16s. 10d. for the 10,000 additional men and the Queen's proportion of the 3000 Palatines, anno 1707
for 62 days' subsistence to the Subject Troops, part thereof, from Dec. 23 inst. to Feb. 23 next 10790 19 0
for full pay of the Foreigners, part thereof, and her Majesty's proportion of the pay of the 3000 Palatines for same time 22750 9 11
for 6 months' forage, waggon money and recruits for the foreigners, part thereof, from Dec. 23 inst. to June 23 next 4630 0 0
£38171 8 11
Ibid., p. 224.
December 31. Privy seal for 2l. a day as ordinary to James D'Ayrolle Esq. as Resident at the Hague (“whom we have thought fit to employ in our service at the Hague”): to commence as from Sept. 21 last. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 135.
Same for 1000l. as equipage and 10l. a day as ordinary to Paul Methuen as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: to commence as from Dec. 14th instant. Ibid., p. 139.