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January 1707, 1-15

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'Warrant Books: January 1707, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 142-149. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90460 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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January 1707, 1–15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.

January 2. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Godolphin for 100,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces abroad; for such particular services relating to the war as shall be found necessary and are not provided for by the supplies granted by Parliament: to be satisfied out of any money that shall be in the Exchequer applicable thereto. (Money warrant dated 8 Jan. thereon). (Money order dated 8 Jan. hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 132. Money Book XVIII, p. 375. Order Book VI, p. 545.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from the executors of Sir Job Harvey late of Aldenham co. Herts. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Receipt dated Feb. 4 for tallies of discharge accordingly). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 132. Money Book XVIII, p. 404.
January 3. Letter of direction for 103,281l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1707: to be applied as follows:
£
for the Ordinary of the Navy generally 4500
for the Yards under the head of Ordinary 19,000l. for 1705 Xmas quarter and 20,000l. for 1706 Lady day quarter 39000
for Wear and Tear, to wit for the Yards under this head 26,856l. for 1705 Xmas quarter and 32,925l. for 1706 Lady day quarter 59781
£103281
Disposition Book XVIII. p. 225.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to raise 2804l. 16s. 7d. on the tallies and orders in your hands on Low Wines anno 1705: to be applied as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 sea service men anno 1705. to wit for clearing the late Col. Rivers' Regiment for 4 months from 25 June to 24 October [of that year]. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 803l. 3s.d. to Mr. Dartiquenave, of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid to Henry Wise, 700l. thereof for last Xmas quarter on his 2800l. per an. for keeping the royal Gardens and 103l. 3s.d. for same quarter's allowance for St. James's Park. (William Lowndes to said Dartiquenave to so pay same). Ibid., p. 226.
January 3. Same for 20,601l. 6s. 10d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: to be applied as follows:
£ s. d.
for the Danes, on account of recruiting their loss of horses in the year 1706 16055 12 6
for account of the late Expedition under the Earl of Rivers, being to complete the pay of the General Officers to the 23 Dec. 1706 4545 14 4
£20601 6 10
Ibid., p. 227.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report their opinion on the draft privy seal for passing the accounts of Charles Fox as late Paymaster of the Forces. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 275.
Same to same to examine Sir John Cotton's title to Cotton House and to prepare conveyances thereof to the Crown. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Adams for the place of Steward of the manors of Barton, Barrow and Gouxhill co. Lincoln, vacant since the death of the Queen Dowager. Reference Book VIII, p. 251.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Capt. William Lyndall of Brigadier Handasyde's Regiment for payment of 37l. 9s. 4d. respited on the muster roll of his Company ending June 24 last, in regard he has been at great charges in completing his Regiment [? Company] which was complete by the next muster. Ibid.
January 4. Letter of direction for 9378l. 9s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for annuities anno 1706: and is for services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain
towards answering the Earl of Peterborough's bills of exchange from Genoa 5461 19
in part of the order for extraordinaries of the War not provided for by Parliament
for the Prussian Troops on account of her Majesty's proportion of their allowance for bread from the time they passed the Maese [Meuse] in June 1706 according to the Treaty 3916 10 0
£9378 9
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 228.
January 7. Money warrant for 1000l. to William Borret: as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 372. Order Book VI, p. 548. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Agents of the Regiments of Donegal. Charlemont. Erle and Major Gen. Hamilton proposing to indemnify the Government from all demands of the Commission Officers for the full pay and levy money of the said Regiments from 24 Oct. 1702 to 23 Dec. 1703. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 275.
January 8. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the last Xmas quarter's salary bill for the Stamp Office: total 1330l.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of said Office for the quarter ended Nov. 1 last: total 1056l. 14s.d. Money Book XVIII, p. 373.
The like of the salary bill of the Salt Office for the quarter commencing Xmas last: total 1106l. 11s. 7d. Ibid., p. 374.
The like of the Excise Office salary bill for 1706 Dec. 25 quarter: total 5995l. 18s.d. Ibid., p. 415.
Letter of direction for 456,181l. 14s. 6d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1707: to be applied to uses as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for Wear and Tear being for the Course of the Navy for the month of March 1704–5 36844 0 0
ditto for April 1705 42864 0 0
ditto for May 1705 22075 0 0
ditto for June 1705 47609 0 0
for interest, by estimate, on the bills in course to June 1705 10185 0 0
for bills of exchange under the head of Wear and Tear 5000 0 0
for the Victualling for the course of that Office for the month of March 1704–5 69824 13 9
ditto for April 1705 57439 14 4
ditto for May. 1705 38247 7 1
ditto for June 1705 36106 17 2
for interest by estimate on the bills in course 11170 0 0
for wages to coopers, labourers etc. for the above 4 months 7200 0 0
for bills of exchange under the head of Victualling 57488 8 1
for Necessary Money and Extra Necessary Money 4427 14 1
for Short Allowance for the ships' companies lately arrived from the Mediterranean, West Indies and other places 10000 0 0
£456181 14 6
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 229.
January 8. Same for 10,361l. 9s. 0d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: to be applied to services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
to complete the subsistence of the Guards in Portugal and Holland to Dec. 23 last 8083 5 4
to clear the Earl of Orrery's Regiment from Aug. 25 last to Dec. 23 last 2278 3 8
£10361 9 0
Ibid., p. 230.
Same for 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Contributions ut supra: half thereof for land services of the Ordnance and half for sea services of same. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay Sir Gilbert Heathcote 115l. 10s. 0d. for so much disbursed by his brother Josiah Heathcote for hire of a storehouse at Port Royal in Jamaica for the use of the Queen's stores: the said sum being charged as an imprest on Sir William Beeston, the Governor of that island. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present John Jekyll as Comptroller of Customs at Massachusetts Bay in New England loco Mr. Brenton who is willing to resign. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 275.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer the Queen's share of the money which has been directed to the Victualling Commissioners for payment of bills of exchange payable to you on account of prize money. Pay same immediately you receive it as there are several pressing services of the public that require the same. Ibid., p. 276.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Pool, chief tidesman in the island of Guernsey, praying for the place of Robert Lee deceased, late Register of Certificates in said island. Reference Book VIII, p. 251.
[?] Same to same of the petition of Thomas Granger shewing that he was appointed by the Customs Commissioners to see the bonds discharged that were left by Mr. Wicks, late Receiver of the Plantation Duties, whereby he becomes chargeable in the Comptroller General's books with 513l. 8s.d.: in answer to part of which charge he has a certificate that 5 notes amounting to 369l. 6s. 9d. were taken in by him and allowed to the merchants as so much money in discharge of their bonds, the said Wicks having received effects for the said notes and having promised to allow same to the merchants: therefore praying to be allowed said item. Ibid.
January 8. Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, and the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of the Officers of the French Regiment of Dragoons shewing that the Commissary at the musters did not pass their servants as mounted “though they make part of their pay”: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 252.
January 9. Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 229.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning the Duties on Flanders, Holland and Hamburg linens. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 276.
January 10. Same to Mr. Brydges. At your attendance on the Lord Treasurer he directed you to send him fortnightly certificates of your receipts and payments for the service of the Forces abroad as is constantly done by the Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons [for the Forces at home]. He desires you to make a certificate of all your receipts to the 10th inst. out of this year's funds [anno 1707], how much has been remitted abroad and for what services and how much applied here [at home] and for what uses: and to do the like every other Friday in future. And in all the said certificates you are separately from the above to express all your receipts since Dec. 23 last out of any other funds or revenue and your application thereof. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 276.
Same to Mr. Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: for a certificate when the Invalids were last clothed and what the clothing will come to for a detachment of 50 privates of the four Companies of Invalids that are to do duty at Upnor Castle. Ibid., p. 278.
January 10, 17, 21, 29 [? 29]. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to appoint John Willard as riding officer at Lydd for preventing the exportation of wool loco Robert Brattle deceased.
Henry Wade as a watchman London port loco Christopher Gott deceased.
Francis Medcalfe as collector of Southampton port loco Adam D[e] Cardonell who has quitted that employment: with 80l. per an. salary and 10l. per an. for a clerk as additional to the 10l. per an. already settled.
Peter Crowder as a tidesman and boatman at Boston loco Guy Brown preferred.
William Jennings as a landsurveyor at Liverpool loco Francis Medcalfe removed.
Thomas Jephson as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Thomas Turpin who has relinquished same.
Joseph Dicke as a boatman at Lymington loco Thomas Trott removed.
Nehemiah Williams as waiter and searcher at Swansea loco Charles Williams deceased.
Joshua Green as surveyor and waiter at York loco Ralph Yonge exchanged as follows:
Ralph Yonge as surveyor at Newcastle loco said Green.
William Beaver as landcarriageman, London port, loco William Dampier.
James Houseman as a landwaiter London port loco his father James Houseman, a landwaiter for near 50 years who by reason of great age and infirmity is willing to resign. (Prefixing report on the case from the Customs Commissioners).
Griffith Gibbon as a tidesman and boatman at Tenby in Milford port loco John Milliard who was lately drowned.
Thomas Temple as deputy searcher in Bristol port and Alexander Daniell as a coastwaiter in London port, being an exchange of places for the benefit of said Temple's health. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 13–14, 15, 16.
January 11. Letter of direction for 162l. 10s. 0d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid to the Housekeeper of Whitehall Palace for last Xmas quarter's salary.
57l. 15s. 5d. to be paid to the widow of Thomas Taylor for so much due to him on bills as a Messenger of the Chamber to the late King Wm. III. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 230, 231.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report concerning Mr. Poole's appointment as Register of Certificates at Guerusey. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 276.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Temple, a coastwaiter London port, praying to exchange with Alexander Daniel, deputy searcher at Bristol, who desires to come to London. Reference Book VIII, p. 252.
January 13. Same to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Samuell Barwick for the office of Receiver of her Majesty's Casual Revenue in Barbados loco John Wiltshire deceased. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of Bristol shewing that they discharged the principal money of their bonds before June 1 last according to the Act of last Session and have also paid several sums for interest of former bonds long before that date, amounting to 3088l.: which they pray may be repaid them. Ibid.
[After January 13]. Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt, as Auditor General of the Plantations, on the petition of Samuel Barwick praying for the place of Receiver of her Majesty's casual revenue in the island of Barbados loco John Wiltshire deceased ut supra. Hereon Blathwayt reports that the said office consists in the receipt of all rents, revenues, fines, escheats and forfeitures and other Duties arising and becoming due to her Majesty in that island except only such Duties for the receipt of which other provision is already made particularly of the Duty of Four and a Half per cent. and all Prizes, for which especial officers are at present appointed.
There is usually allowed to the Receiver of the Casual Revenue the salary or allowance of 6 per cent. of all his receipts which [receipts] may amount to 500l. per an. or thereabouts chiefly by fines, escheats and forfeitures, as the said revenue is accidental. The petitioner is well acquainted with the affairs of Barbados where he has lived some years and has an intention of returning thither as soon as he can settle his business here, being ready to give such security in England as is required and as was lately given by Mr. Wiltshire; as also like security in Barbados. I conceive he is well qualified for the office and [he] hopes by his careful discharge of his trust to qualify himself for some other more valuable employment in her Majesty's revenue there as any vacancy may happen.
Prefixing: entry of the reference of said petition ut supra. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 329–30.
January 14. Letter of direction for 11,500l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Land Tax 1707: to be placed to the head of Wages and is to pay the Flag officers of the Fleet to 1706 Dec. 31. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 231.
William Lowndes to Secretary Harley to communicate to Monsieur Vryberg, Envoy from the States General, the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on his memorial concerning the high Duty on linen thread and tape imported from Holland. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 278.
Same to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Lord Admiral the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners relating to a convoy for the Virginia Fleet. How did it happen that no convoy was appointed for this fleet last year? My Lord Treasurer desires that a convoy may be yearly appointed at the times proposed in the said report. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Dacres Esq. and Eliz. his wife shewing that by right of his marriage he is entitled to a fee farm rent of 8l. 5s. 2d. out of the Castle of Winchester, which is in arrear since 1682. Reference Book VIII, p. 252.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of Sir Fra. Windham and 50 gentlemen and others freeholders and landholders having common of pannage and pasture and other rights in the Forest of Dean co. Gloucester, shewing that the Act of 19–20 Charles II c. 8 for enclosing 11,000 acres in said forest will be a great prejudice to them and the yearly cutting of wood therein will much damage the timber and destroy the woods designed to be preserved by the said Act; therefore desiring to be heard by Counsel “before any proceedings on such inclosing in and cutting on the said 11,000 acres.” Ibid., p. 253.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Attorney General to confess Nathaniel Jackson's equitable title to a Victualling bill for 328l. 10s. 0d. now in course of payment, which he bought of one Armiger to whom it was made out and which is stopped in the Victualling Office by the Salt Commissioners, having been seized on an extent against said Armiger on salt bonds given by him: the reality and time of Jackson's buying the same have been made appear on oath.
Prefixing: report by the Attorney General. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 609.
January 15. Royal warrant dated St. James's for a privy seal for 30,000l. to Edward Nicholas as imprest to be applied [for pensions etc.] according to Establishments signed by the Queen. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 134.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to give warrant to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to raise 2000l. in Dean Forest by wood sales of scrubbed beach, birch, holly, hazel, thorns and orle within one year and a half, over and above what has been already directed to be raised by wood sales there: the moneys arising therefrom to be paid into the Receipt as fast as same shall be raised, and for such purposes as the said Lord Treasurer shall appoint. Ibid., pp. 136–7. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to said Wilcox dated June 21 hereon accordingly). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 610.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lord Cheyne praying payment of the remainder of the purchase money for land bought from his father in 1686 for the accommodation of Chelsea Hospital. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 279.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwaite of the petition of Susan Thomas shewing that her late father Cha. Thomas, when Receiver of the Casual Revenue in Barbados, advanced for the public occasions between 5000l. and 6000l. and was to repay himself with customary interest out of the public funds of that Colony; that Benj. Bullard, her father's executor, hath not as yet been able to prevail with that Government to adjust his accounts: therefore praying that the present Governor Mitford Crow may recommend the speedy finishing her father's accounts and that the balance [due thereon] may be paid. Reference Book VIII, p. 252.