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January 1707, 16-31

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'Warrant Books: January 1707, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 149-163. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90461 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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January 1707, 16–31

January 16. Money warrant for 1228l. to Sir Phil. Meadows junr. Kt., Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany: 500l. thereof for equipage, 455l. for a quarter's ordinary as Envoy and 273l. for a quarter's ordinary as Plenipotentiary. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon.) Money Book XVIII, p. 375. Order Book VI, p. 546. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233).
William Lowndes to Mr. Holt. Why do you not comply with the Customs Commissioners' request concerning bringing up your accounts? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 279.
January 17. Money warrant for 30,925l. 12s. 11½d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets; as imprest for discharging the principal and interest due on the said Malt Tickets upon the 71st and 72nd payments (which are the next payments in course).
Appending: certificates by said Arnold and by Samuel Wyseman, Comptroller, of the said Tickets, as to the said payments
£ s. d.
There is due on the 72nd payment to Jan. 17th inst. for principal money on 1000 tickets 10000 0 0
interest of 1000 tickets from Lady day 1700 to the 17th Jan. 1706–7 inclusive being 2489 days at a halfpenny a day each 5185 8 4
for Benefits 290 0 0
£15475 8 4
There is similarly due on the 72nd payment to the 17th inst. for principal money after abating 10l. for one benefit above 20l. 9990 0 0
interest of 999 tickets from Lady day 1700 to the 17th January inst. being 2489 days at a halfpenny a day each 5180 4
for Benefits 280 0 0
£15450 4
(Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 376. Order Book VI, p. 546.
January 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 63,588l. 19s. 10½d. to Deficient Funds as follows, said sum representing the income between Dec. 20 last and Jan. 17 inst. from branches of the Revenue as follows viz. 345l. 8s.d. from Salt before 1 Aug. 1706, being the surplus from the first General Mortgage [or amortisation scheme]; 769l. 0s.d. from whale fins since 10 July 1706; 766l. 8s. 7d. from New Customs before 1 August 1706, being the surplus etc. as above: and 37,202l. 10s. 10½d. from same since 1706 July 31; 88l. 17s. 3d. from Additional Impositions before 1 Aug. 1706, being the surplus etc. as above, and 2173l. 7s.d. for ditto since that date; 410l. 14s. 11¾d. for Stamp Duties before that date, being the surplus etc. as above and 747l. 12s. 1d. for ditto since that date; 3358l. 7s. 7d. for Continued Impositions before that date, being the surplus etc. as above and 15,898l. 1s. 7d. for ditto after that date; 1l. 2s. 0d. for the Duty on Marriages, being a surplus as above; 1800l. for the Duty on Houses: making a total as above whereof 4970l. 18s. 6d. is surplus as above: 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 17th Jan., inst. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 501372 9 8 14007 14
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 423098 18 11286 16
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 15400 0 0 418 14 9
Malt Ticquets 579060 0 0 537480 0 0 15745 1
Leather 504438 0 0 504438 0 0 13716 0
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 226770 17 5785 7 10
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 31271 6 702 3 0
New East India Company 65518 0 59266 11 1781 9 8
General Society (East India Company) 5354 10 4843 12 145 11 10½
2338628 15 2303941 15 63588 19 10½
Money Book XVIII, pp. 377–8.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the Duke of Argyll praying that his Regiment (part of the Establishment of 10,000 men) may be mustered and paid 56 men in each Company in like manner as Brigadier Farington's and other parts of the said body have already been allowed. Reference Book VIII, p. 254.
January 17. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1706 Sept. 7 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of a Cloth of State etc. and Chapel furniture, detailed, for the Earl of Manchester as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice: viz. a Cloth of State of crimson damask with gold and silver fringe, a chair, 2 stools, 2 cushions, a foot stool and a foot carpet as usual: a large Bible, 4 Common Prayer Books, one Altar cloth of cloth of tissue and pan'd with velvet, 20 ells of fine diaper for towels and 2 large surplices of Holland [linen]: to an estimate of 350l.Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 600.
January 18. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 144,000l. to Charles Mason, Receiver and Paymaster of Transports: as imprest for the charge of transporting land Forces. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 136. Order Book VII, p. 10).
Royal sign manual for 1220l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester, which with 1260l. which was overpaid him on his ordinary when Ambassador to the State of Venice, makes 2480l. in settlement of 5 bills of extraordinaries from 1700 Dec. 1 to 1701 Nov. 6 as Ambassador Extraordinary to France. (Money warrant dated Jan. 26 hereon). (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Feb. 6 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 391. Order Book VI, p. 551. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 239.
Same for 322l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, 300l. thereof to be paid over by him as a present from the Queen to Count Zefferini, Envoy Extraordinary from the Great Duke of Florence and the remaining 22l. for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Jan. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 138. Money Book XVIII, p. 380. Order Book VI, p. 547. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
William Lowndes to Capt. Studholme to repair a small bridge or two on the north side of Hyde Park in the passage betwixt the two ponds which her Majesty makes frequent use of and which are in a very rotten condition and full of holes. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 279.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Austen, Receiver General for the 3rd Aid anno1699 and the second 2s. Aid anno 1700 for co. Chester and North Wales, praying allowance of 747l. 17s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his returns of his moneys amounting to 59,828l. 1s. 8d.Reference Book VIII, p. 354.
January 20. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed Act [missing] passed by the General Assembly in Maryland for settling towns, ports, wharves and quays for the lading and unlading of ships. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 279.
January 20. Treasury reference to the late Commissioners for stating the Accounts of the Army of the petition of the Hollow Sword Blade Company shewing that 5 debentures for 1022l. 4s. 11d. for Transport service and 20 debentures for 4506l. 17s. 4d. for the use of Chelsea Hospital were lost on board the Queen Anne packet bound for Dublin in 1703: and duplicates for same are now made out and are in the hands of the said late Commissioners: therefore praying that same may be delivered to them on their giving security [in the form of a letter of indemnity] under the common seal of their Corporation. Reference Book VIII, p. 253.
January 21. Money warrant for 462l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Harley for last Xmas quarter's salary as a Secretary of State. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 374. Order Book VI, p. 550. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Same for 30l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for half a year to Xmas last on the annuity for the French ministers in the Savoy. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 374. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Same for 20l. to Robert Robinson, clerk, for the charge of his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 375. Order Book VI, p. 548. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Same for 16l. 9s. 0d. to Thomas Cole, Collector of Cowes port, for a moiety of a seizure of English coin shipped for transportation and which is condemned and paid into the Exchequer. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 379. Order Book VI, p. 559. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233).
Same for 250l. to William Borret for half a year to Xmas last on his allowance in lieu of termly and other fees as Solicitor for Crown prosecutions. (Money order dated ? Jan. 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 379. Order Book VI, p. 549. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Same for 500l. to Thomas, Visct. Duplin, assignee of George, late Earl of Kinnoul for half a year to Xmas last on the annuity to said late Earl. Money Book XVIII, p. 380.
Same for 50l. each to William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch for last Xmas quarter's salaries as Agents for Taxes. (Money order dated Jan. 23 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 381. Order Book VI, p. 549. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Same for 2410l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice; 1500l. thereof as equipage and 910l. for 3 months' ordinary in advance. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 381. Order Book VI, p. 540. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
January 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay Thomas Vyner what is already grown due for the rent of the house in Lombard Street where the General Letter Office or Post Office is kept and for the future to pay said rent as it falls due: and likewise the insurance from fire and the repairs thereof.
Prefixing: memorial from said Postmasters General. Money Book XVIII, pp. 382–3.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to receive for the pains of themselves, their clerks etc., 50l. per an. for examining, stating and auditing each of the accounts of the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded during the late war.
Prefixing: report from said Auditors on the matter, desiring such additional allowance in view of the great irregularity and want of method in the said accounts. Ibid., p. 384.
Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Xmas last on the annuity for the better support of the children of that foundation. (Letter of disposition dated Jan. 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 384. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Same for 316l. 16s. 0d. to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to be paid to the underkeepers of Hyde Park for the service of 12 carts employed 88 days at the usual allowance of 6s. a day each for the watering of the Ring and the way leading to it in the said Park in the year 1705. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 386. Order Book VI, p. 558. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Same for 200l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of said Park, for one year to 1706 Xmas for wages to the underkeepers, and a gatekeeper and for hay and beans for the deer. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 386. Order Book VI, p. 559. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 233.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 4232l. 13s. 0d. to the surviving Lieutenants of the late First and Second Regiments of Marines commanded respectively by the Marquess of Carmarthen and Sir Cloudesley Shovell, being for the clearings due on their pay, respectively detailed to wit from the 17th Feb. 1696–7, the time to which they were last cleared, till Sept. and Oct. 1698 when they were broke: the said Lieutenants “who are certified to be now living” being for the First Regiment Lieutenants Horner, Chasseloup, Ball, Harnage, Sanderson, Anderson, Levesque, Austen, Couley, Phillips, Needler, Noble, Ord, Foster, Gower, Bertie, Butler, Bonard, Thomas, Brednock, Pritty, Davis, Pattillo, Wilson, Bull, Buck and Cooper.
And for the Second Regiment Lieutenants Batchelour, Wayte, Allison, Miles, Coles, Monke, Killegrew, Rowles, Burton, Purvis, Billingsley, Richards, Ayloffe, Hebberd, Malleroye, Stephens, Reeves, Rich, Byng, Saunders, Howard, Callis, Browne and Evans. Money Book XVIII, pp. 387–9.
January 21. Letter of direction for 3809l. 10s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax or on Malt anno 1707: for services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 888,961l. 8s. 6d for the 40,000 men anno 1707
for forage, waggon money and recruits for the foreigners part of the said 40,000 men and is in part of 20,000l. for those services: and is to be paid over to the Hessian Troops on account of their extraordinaries 3809 17 6
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 231.
Same for 15,225l. 7s. 1d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans on the Land Tax on Malt anno 1707: to be applied as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1707
for 35 days' subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England from Jan. 21 inst. to Feb. 24 next 10228 5 2
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men for sea service [anno 1707]
for the like subsistence to the Regiments of Erle, Mordaunt, Paston and Townesend 3690 4 0
the like for Col. Livesay 806 17 11
on account of subsistence to Col. Charles Whetham's [Regiment] 500 0 0
£15225 7 1
Ibid., p. 232.
[?] Same for 734l. 12s. 5d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh: out of Plantation Duties remaining in the Exchequer: to be paid to Edward Harley and Arthur Mainwaring, Auditors of Imprests; 564l. 12s. 5d. thereof for making up his Army accounts 1699 April 1 to 1701 Dec. 24 and 170l. for making up his accounts as Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital for 4¼ years ending at 1692 Lady day. Ibid.
January 21. William Lowndes to Mr. Borret to pay 100 guineas each to the Attorney and Solicitor General for their advice etc. on matters sent to them by the Commissioners of Trade and 20 guineas to their clerks. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 280.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 500l. to Samuell Eyre on proof of the release of Thomas Sandwell and of his liberty to return into England on the next transport ship that will take him in ut supra p. 75. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 460.
Treasury reference to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of the Duchess of Cleveland, Abraham Magney and Humphrey Rescorlet praying that the deed which her Grace executed settling her equitable interest in the pension of 4700l. per an. on her marriage with Mr. Feilding for her life may be laid aside in regard it appears upon trial that the said Feilding had another wife; and that such proper directions may be given to the Postmasters General and the Receiver of the Post Office Revenue as may enable the petitioners to receive their just demand on the said pension. Reference Book VIII, p. 253.
January 21. Same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Brigadier Harry Mordaunt praying satisfaction for the clothing and accoutrements of 198 men drafted out of his Regiment July 10 last. Ibid., p. 254.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to pay to the executors of George Dickenson the 261l. 16s. 6d. ut supra p. 66 out of money in their Treasurer's hands. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 580.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement [in Pengelly co. Cornwall] in order to a lease thereof to John Polwheele for the lives of him, his son Richard and Mary, wife of said Richard.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Polwheele's petition for same. Ibid., p. 611.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seals to Mary Hollister, widow, of lands in Stapleton, co. Gloucester, being part of the lands of John Bubb seized for debt. Ibid., p. 610.
January 21. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Katherine, Countess Dowager of Donegal on behalf of herself and six younger children. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 428.
January 22. Letter of direction for 2617l. 5s. 11d. to the Navy Treasurer: out of arrears of the revenue as follows viz.: 2155l. 13s.d. out of Virginia quit rents; 145l. 15s.d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods; 304l. 10s. 5d. out of Plantation Duties; 11l. 5s. 0d. out of the 5s. per ton on French ships: and is to be paid over to such of the Lieutenants of the 2 Marine Regiments broken in 1698 as are now living and as in part of the 4232l. 13s. 0d. which by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of the 21st inst. to the Navy Commissioners was directed to be paid to the said Lieutenants in full of their pay to the time of their being broke supra p. 153. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 234.
Same for 8500l. to same: out of loans on Malt anno 1707: and is to be placed to the head of Wages and to be paid to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines for services as follows viz.:
l.
to answer bills of exchange drawn by Col. Churchill from Lisbon for the service of a detachment of Marines under him consisting of 1200 men which went upon the Expedition with Earl Rivers 3500
for subsistence to the Marine Regiments generally 5000
£8500
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay same accordingly). Ibid.
January 22. William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners. What additional allowance do you think reasonable to be made to Thomas Broderick, Comptroller of the Duties on Salt, in consideration of the charge he is at for clerks. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 280.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for a noli prosequi to the information against Jos. Byles of Newport, Isle of Wight, goldsmith, touching a parcel of elephants teeth entered at Cowes and seized at London, being imported in a Dutch ship from Guinea.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 15.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Paine of the Isle of Thanet shewing that he bought 800 gallons of brandy that was seized and condemned for non-payment of Duty and 350 gallons thereof was seized by the Customs Officers and 59l. 6s. 11d. was paid into the Exchequer and the claim of Crawford, the officer, is still depending in the Exchequer Court: therefore praying refund of the said sum and a noli prosequi, petitioner having legally bought the brandy. Reference Book VIII, p. 254.
January 23. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Prize Office salary bill, detailed, for last Xmas quarter: total 2113l. 12s. 5d. Money Book XVIII, p. 385.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, 15l. thereof for himself for last Xmas quarter and 5l. for a messenger to the said Agents. Order Book VI, p. 549.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed report and papers [missing] from the Customs Commissioners relating to naval stores. Are the said stores fit for the service of the Navy and what will the premium amount to for the stores already imported? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 280.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Cholmondley shewing that “her Majesty's old palace at Richmond being leased out except that part in his possession and the adjoining part in possession of Mr. White under pretence of housekeeper and not inhabited for many years and become very ruinous, the petitioner's apartment that hath cost 600l. to repair by reason of great storms must be rebuilt, the charge whereof will amount to 2,000l.”: being willing to rebuild the whole, he prays a lease at a small rent. Reference Book VIII, p. 254.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Hunt, collector of Excise, shewing that in 1703 he returned 100l. of Excise money through one Harrison a clothier who gave him a bill on one Salisbury: but before the bill became due Harrison failed and Salisbury was only his servant and petitioner has only recovered 30l. by 2 extents on Harrison's goods: therefore praying that the balance of 70l. may be allowed “as is usual in like cases.” Ibid.
January 23. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of David Edwards, printer, praying to do the Custom House printing work in place of Josias Long deceased. Ibid., p. 256.
January 24. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing (a) infra.
Appending: (a) letter from J. Burchet dated Admiralty Office Jan. 23 inst. [to said Lowndes]. I am commanded by the Lord Admiral to acquaint you, (however it may have been represented to the Lord Treasurer that there was no convoy for the Virginia trade last year), there was 4 ships of war particularly appointed and sent on that service and there will be convoys annually provided to proceed from hence the latter end of August or beginning of September and to return from Virginia so as to be in England the middle of the summer season which is most convenient for the trade and best for the ships and men. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 281.
January 26. Money warrant for 105l. 4s. 2d. to Peregrine Bertie, late Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for 64 days Sept. 29 last to Dec. 3 the day on which he was succeeded in the said office by Thomas Coke. (Money order dated Jan. ? 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 391. Order Book VI, p. 550. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 6 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for 160 ounces of gilt plate as a royal present to the Countess of Sunderland on the christening of her child: to an estimate of 80l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 618.
January 27. Money warrant for 324l. 7s. 8d. to Sir Charles Hedges, as late a Principal Secretary of State, for 64 days Sept. 29 last to Dec. 3 last on his 1850l. per an. being the day on which he was succeeded in that office by the Earl of Sunderland. (Money order dated Jan. 29 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 386. Order Book VI, p. 552. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for last Xmas quarter for making a particular account of the Customs etc. Money Book XVIII, p. 389.
Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay the following persons a year's allowance to Xmas last in lieu of fees etc. on the issues of moneys imprested to the said Nicholas [for the Queen's charities and pensions] viz.:
£ s. d.
to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt], for himself and clerks 101 0 0
to Henry Pelham [Clerk of the Pells] for himself and clerks 50 0 0
to William Lowndes at the Treasury 50 0 0
to Mr. Tilson for himself and clerks at the Treasury 40 0 0
Edward Godfrey's bill for fees paid to the Tellers of the Receipt and for contingents 275 8 8
to Edward Nicholas himself for a year's allowance for a clerk 100 0 0
to Charles Print and Thomas Boniface for carrying votes and other business as hath been usually allowed, to each 60l. 16s. 8d. 121 13 4
£738 2 0
Money Book XVIII, p. 389. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
January 27. Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to William Petyt for last Xmas quarter for 3 clerks employed in arranging &c. the records in Cæsar's Chapel.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk employed in the same. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 300. Order Book VI, p. 511. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter as messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. [The entry of a warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay him the like sum for same quarter as Messenger attending the Customs is accidentally omitted]. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 325. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Same by same of the salary bill and incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coach Office for same quarter: totals 207l. 10s. 0d. and 100l. 3s. 2d. respectively. Money Book XVIII, p. 390.
Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Jenkins, clerk, for the charge of his passage to New Jersey whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Feb. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 391. Order Book VI, p. 550. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 237.
Same for 182l. to James Dayrolle for 3 months Sept. 21 last to Dec. 20 last on his employment in her Majesty's service at the Hague. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 391. Order Book VI, p. 553. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Same for 110l. 9s. 8d. to the Agents for Taxes for the incidents bill, detailed, of their Office for last Sept. 29 quarter. (Money order dated Jan. 29 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 393. Order Book VI, p. 555. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for last Xmas quarter: total 471l. 2s. 8d. including 41l. 16s. 9d. for 10,041 ships letters on Nov. 29 and 34l. 19s. 5d. for 8383 ditto on Dec. 20 and 6l. 16s. 0d. to William Thompson, painter. Money Book XVIII, p. 393.
January 27. Money warrant for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for last Sept. 29 quarter as Groom of the Stole. (The remaining money warrants for the Bedchamber are not entered but the money orders are drawn as usual for 250l. each to 9 Ladies of the Bedchamber 150l. each to 4 Women of the Bedchamber and 75l. each to 6 Maids of Honour all ut supra p. 61). Money Book XVIII, p. 399. Order Book VI, p. 548. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Daniel Crohare as a Queen's waiter London port. Money Book XVIII, p. 409.
Money warrant for 40l. to Sir William Whitlock for one year to 1706 Sept. 29 on his fee as one of her Majesty's Counsellors at law. (Letter of direction dated March 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 418. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 256.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of last Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs for respectively London port (total 6679l. 1s. 6d.) and the outports (total 9387l. 18s. 9d.). Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 17.
Same by same of the salary bill of the Plantation Officers of the Customs for half a year to 1706 Xmas: being as under date 1706 Sept. 5 with only one alteration viz. “at West Jersey the person serving at Bridlington to reside at Cohenzey: the person serving to be paid without mentioning John Jewell as Surveyor: total 1160l. Ibid.
Letters patent by same appointing Thrustain Collison as a Queen's waiter, Bristol port. Ibid., p. 18.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to appoint Maurice Houston as searcher of Carlisle port loco Richard Patrickson lately deceased. Ibid.
[? January 27]. Warrant by same to the Auditor and Comptroller of Excise to discharge the super of 177l. 4s. 10d. on the Excise Commissioners for so much imprested to Nathaniel Wood, formerly doorkeeper to said Commissioners and by him repaid in his own name into the Exchequer but is hereby to be allowed as so much paid by them.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners concerning the matter. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 615–6.
January 27. Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the inhabitants of Poplar and Blackwall on arrears of the 3s. Aid and 12d. Aid and Capitation Duty anno 1697. But if the said debts are not discharged by the last day of Hilary term next process is immediately to issue. Ibid., p. 617.
Same by same to the Prizes Commissioners to appoint John Dobree as Agent for Prizes at Guernsey loco Robert Lee deceased: at the usual allowance of 2 per cent. out of the proceeds of all prize ships and goods carried in and disposed of there by him. Ibid.
January 27. Approval by Treasurer Godolphin of Samuel Edwards as first Clerk in the Office of Peregrine Bertie one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: said Bertie's presentation of said Edwards. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 618.
Same by same of William Huchenson as First Clerk in the Office of Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells.
Prefixing: presentation by said Pelham of said Huchenson. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 620.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the late Commissioners for Transports on their accounts, they having delivered same to the Auditor.
Prefixing: representation from said Commissioners and certificate by Auditor Harley. Ibid., pp. 619–20.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 24 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Secretary Robert Harley of 3 silver boxes for [the seals of] Treaties: to an estimate of 21l. Ibid. XX, p. 37.
January 28. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Saunderson for a new lease of Eastcombe or Nethercombe Farm lying near Greenwich. Reference Book VIII, p. 259.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of Bristol trading to Newfoundland, shewing that they fitted out the Greyhound galley for Newfoundland which on arrival there took a French ship called the Boon Allyance laden with 13,800 couple of wet Newfoundland fish; and the ship and fish was appraised in due form in Newfoundland and the Lord Admiral's tenths and other charges satisfied; that on arrival at Bristol new process was made in the Admiralty Court and the prize is condemned to John Coysnage and Company (the petitioners) as lawful prize and to pay the Duty of English Plantation goods; that the petitioners sold 8000 couple of the fish and were obliged some months after to throw the rest into the sea but the Customs Collector insists upon Duty on the whole quantity which will be 150l. more than they made of the fish: therefore pray relief. Ibid., p. 255.
January 29. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for issues making in all 1,045,513l. 11s. 10d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for respective services as follows viz.:
37,500l. for her Majesty's proportion of the subsidies payable to the King of Denmark for the year 1707.
150,000l. for the King of Portugal for the same year.
160,000l. for her Majesty's proportion of the subsidies payable to the Duke of Savoy for the same year.
5952l. 7s. 6d. for the like payable to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for the same year.
5952l. 7s. 6d. for the like payable to the Elector of Treves for the same year.
4761l. 18s. 6d. for the like payable to the Elector Palatine for the same year.
50,000l. for her Majesty's proportion of the charge of 8000 men sent [by the King of Prussia] to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy.
445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the charge of maintaining 20,562 men part of our Forces to be employed in Spain or Portugal and for the General Officers, Contingencies, Hospital, forage and waggon money and for the Garrison of Gibraltar [and] for General Officers serving the King of Portugal for the same year.
186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the charge of maintaining 8833 men Additional Forces to be employed in Spain or Portugal and for General Officers and Contingencies [thereof] for the same year.
(Money warrant undated hereon). (Nine separate money orders dated Feb. 4 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 140–1. Money Book XVIII, p. 400. Order Book VI, p. 554.
January 29. Same to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties, to pay to Peter Flournoys, as the nominee of the Countess of Sutherland, half a year to Xmas last on the 1000l. per an. granted in the first year of the present reign to Elizabeth, Countess of Clancarty now deceased: the Queen having decided to continue same for the maintenance of her children in view of the very hard circumstances to which they are reduced by their said mother's death: together with dormant clause for payment of the said annuity in future during pleasure: the same to be disposed of for the purpose aforesaid by said Flournoys according to directions to be given by the said Countess of Sunderland. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 141–2.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Sir Isaac Newton: as imprest for the Mint: out of Coinage Money. (Money warrant dated Feb. 4 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 142. Order Book VII, p. 2.
Money warrant for 499l. to Abraham Stanyan, Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons, for 6 bills of extraordinaries from 1705 June 24 to 1706 Xmas. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Feb. 3 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 394. Order Book VI, p. 552. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 237.
Same for 1910l. to Paul Methuen, Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, 1000l. thereof for equipment and 910l. for a quarter's ordinary from Dec. 14 last by way of advance. Money Book XVIII, p. 394. Order Book VI, p. 558. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 237.
Same for 1300l. to the Duke of Marlborough for a quarter's ordinary March 29 last to June 28 last as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
910l. to Thomas, Lord Raby for a quarter's ordinary to June 24 last as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Prussia.
455l. to Charles Whitworth for same time as same to the King of Prussia.
455l. to Charles Whitworth for a quarter's ordinary to June 24 last as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Czar of Muscovy.
455l. to Dr. John Robinson for same as same to the King of Sweden.
455l. to Emanuell Scroop How for same as same to the Elector of Hanover and the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
455l. to Abraham Stanyan for same as same to the Swiss Cantons.
455l. to Henry Newton, Dr. of Laws, for same as same to the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
455l. to James Vernon junr. for same as same to the King of Denmark.
273l. to John Wych for same as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
182l. to Henry Davenant for same as her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfurt.
728l. to Alexander Stanhope; 455l. thereof for same time as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and 273l. for same time as Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Several Affairs.
728l. to George Stepney, 455l. thereof for same time as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany and 273l. for same time as Plenipotentiary to same.
910l. to the executors of John Methuen for same time as late Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
220l. to Richard Hill for 44 days March 25 last to May 8 last, the day of his return into the presence from his employment as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for last June 24 quarter as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
230l. to Paul Methuen, which with 455l. already paid him by advance is for 137 days from Feb. 7 last (the day of his departure out of the presence) as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy.
150l. to Robert Cole for one quarter due May 10 last on his allowance or salary as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Darziliers for last June 24 quarter as Resident at Geneva. Money Book XVIII, pp. 395–6. Order Book VI, pp. 556–7. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 237.
January 29. Money warrant for 10,000l. to Edward Nicholas in part of the privy seal of the 22nd inst. for 30,000l. [for the Queen's bounties and pensions]. Money Book XVIII, p. 397. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 551.
Same for [207l. 2s. 3d. and 138l. 1s. 6d.] to the executors of Sir Bevill Granville for his allowance as late Captain General and Commander in Chief of Barbados to wit for 63 days July 25 last to Sept. 26 last, the day he died on board the Kingsale man of war when on his return to England. (Two money orders dated Feb. 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 397. Order Book VI, p. 553.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for 500l. per an. to the Auditor of the Receipt as from Sept. 29 last as a yearly salary or allowance for the business of examining vouchers and cash relating to the payments of Annuities by the four Tellers of the Receipt, the said business being so much augmented by the great addition of Annuities issuing out of the public funds there so that the same now will require the care and industry of two able and sufficient clerks at the least. Money Book XVIII, pp. 398–9.
January 29. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Thompson of Scarborough co. Yorks. shewing that his estate in Humbleton, Flinton, &c. co. Yorks. was by mistake charged with the rent of 54l. 3s. 8d. instead of 40s. per an.: therefore praying a rectification of the rent and discharge from the arrears. Reference Book VIII, p. 255.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the 1704 account of John Howe; as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, the item of 39l. 17s. 10d. paid by him for fees in the several Offices of the Exchequer on the passing said account and similarly 39l. 12s. 0d. in his account for Chelsea Hospital anno 1705 for similar fees.
Prefixing: report from the Auditors of Imprests hereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 621.
Same by same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to allow to John Howe in his account for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705 the sum of 6600l. by him paid for subsistence to the Regiments of Lillingston, Wynn and Lepell raised in 1705 and sent into Ireland and which by the Establishment were to be paid in England from the day of raising to the 24 May 1705 and from that time were to be provided for in Ireland in lieu of 3 Regiments sent from thence to Spain under the Earl of Peterborough: all by reason that no muster was taken of them before their arrival in Ireland so that there is no proof of the numbers whilst in England. When the pay to said date is adjusted the respective parts of said total sum are to be surcharged on said Howe and on the Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland.
Prefixing: report by the Auditors of Imprests. Ibid., pp. 621–2.
January 31. Letter of direction for 5847l. 10s. 5d. to Edward Nicholas: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to clear the several pensions and yearly sums payable by him for 1706 Xmas quarter, including therein the allowance lately settled for the children of the Countess of Clancarty. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 236.
Same for 19,193l. 12s. 9d. to Charles Mason, Receiver and Paymaster of the Transports: out of loans on Malt anno 1707: and is to be applied for the Transport service as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to pay 4 months on the bills registered in course ended 1705–6 Feb. 28 18950 0 0
to pay Mr. Dummer for the freight of soldiers sent from England to the Leeward Islands on board the West India pacquet boats between June 1706 and Nov. 15 following according to his contract 243 12 9
£19193 12 9
Ibid., p. 237.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Watts, Clerk of the Securities and Inspector of paper and parchment at the Stamp Office, praying leave to surrender his office to his friend and relation Edward Benskins. Reference Book VIII, p. 255.