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March 1707, 16-31

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'Warrant Books: March 1707, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 206-223. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90465 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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March 1707, 16–31

March 17. Money order for 224l. 7s. 0d. to Sir Michael Heneage, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in Hilary term 1706 and for 91 days' diet 1706 Dec. 14 to 1706–7 March 15 for himself at 5d. a day. Ibid., p. 26. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
William Lowndes to the Honourable James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to report on the enclosed letter and account [all missing] sent to the Treasury by Adam Cardonnel at the command of the Duke of Marlborough, containing a demand of 81,264 Crowns 32/3 sols as due to the Prince of Hesse. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 287.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Complaint is made to the Lord Treasurer that ships from St. Ives carry tin to Bristol under pretence of being laden with herrings and pilchards. Please report thereon to my Lord, Ibid., p. 288.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Major Gerrard Russell of Col. Watkins' Regiment praying that several respits on his Company amounting to 113l. 13s. 4d. occasioned by desertion and sickness may be taken off, in regard his Company was completed at his own charge at the embarcation for Spain in July 1706. Reference Book VIII, p. 262.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lewis Verhulst, an inhabitant of Bruges, shewing that “according to a Placaat there importing that the inhabitants should be allowed liberty to send their Flanders lace into England” he brought with him a small packet of lace for patterns which is seized: therefore praying delivery of same. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the executors of John Evelyn on his accounts as late Treasurer of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, as they are pursuing same with all possible diligence. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 139.
March 18. Money warrant for 15,591l. 3s.d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Tickets, as imprest for discharging the principal and interest due on the Malt tickets for the 73rd payment which is the next payment in course: to be satisfied out of the proportion of the General Fund provided by the Deficiencies Act of 1 Anne c. 7.
Appending: certificate by said Arnold and by Samuel Wyseman, Comptroller of the said tickets. £ s. d.
the money on the 73rd payment to the 14th March 1706–7 is for principal money, after abating 30l. for 3 benefits above 20l. each 9970 0 0
interest of 997 tickets from Lady day 1700 to 14 March 1706 inclusive being 2545 days at a halfpenny a day each 5286 3
Benefits 335 0 0
£15591 3
(Money order dated March 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 425. Order Book VII, p. 4.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Auditor Edward Harley to give allowance in account to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, of the sum of 290l. 13s. 8d. for the charge of passing his account; and of 347l. 8s. 10d. for his bill of charges for carrying into the Receipt 1,311,856l. 1s. 11½d. of Customs money between 1705 Dec. 25 and 1706 Dec. 25.
Prefixing: bills of said items. Ibid., pp. 427–8.
Money warrant for 252l. 17s. 0d. to Jezreel Jones for his bill for attendance on the Ambassador from the Emperor of Morocco.
Appending: said bill £ s. d.
fees at the Treasury, Exchequer, Pells and Tellers' offices 5 18 6
from Oct. 5 to 25 at 15s. a day coach hire 15 15 0
from Oct. 26 to Jan. 15 following at 10s. a day and in 9 days of that time at 15s a day 44 15 0
for my subsistence from Oct 5 to Jan 18 at 5l a week 85 0 0
paid duties and charges at the Customs House and at Plymouth for goods and necessaries from Barbary for the Morocco Ambassador being for his own proper use 101 8 6
£252 17 0
(Money order dated March 18 hereon) (Letter of direction dated March 19 hereon) Money Book XVIII, p 429 Order Book VII, p 5 Disposition Book XVIII, p 256.
March 18. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay the salary of 15l per an. to Thrustain Collison as a Queen's waiter, Bristol port.
20l per an salary to Maurice Houston as searcher of Carlisle port Money Book XVIII, pp 430, 441.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for one year 1704 June 23 to 1705 June 24: total 323l 15s 11d Ibid., p 431.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a memorial from Count Gallas, Envoy from the Emperor of Germany, desiring leave to export 25 horses which he has bought for the service of the Emperor Give orders for their transportation Out Letters (General) XVIII , p 288.
Same to same for an account of what has arisen by the Customs and Duties of goods and merchandises from Pennsylvania in seven years past Ibid.
Same to Mr Popple Pursuant to her Majesty's command the Commissioners of Trade have treated with William Pen in order to his surrender of the Proprietory Government of Pennsylvania and his other claims and pretensions of government to the adjoining territories; and they have received from him divers proposals touching the same and find in him a ready concurrence and disposition upon fitting encouragement to surrender and to leave the quantum to her Majesty The Lord Treasurer desires you will acquaint the Commissioners for Trade that he conceives they are the most competent judges of what may be a reasonable compensation, in regard they have examined the grants or charters to Mr Penn and are otherwise well informed of the state and condition of the said Colony and of the benefits and advantages that may accrue to the Crown by such surrender He therefore desires them to add some such statement and recommendation to their report Ibid.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer enclosing a copy [missing] of the order in Council of the 13th inst relating to the execution of the Act lately passed for uniting the kingdoms of England and Scotland The Lord Treasurer desires you with the rest of the Barons of the Exchequer to consider that part thereof relating to the Court of Exchequer which is to be in Scotland after the Union for deciding questions concerning the revenues of Customs and Excise there; and to advise as soon as possibly may be how the said Court is properly to be erected and established and what Rules, Orders and Instructions ought to be observed therein. (The like letters to the Attorney General). Ibid., p. 289.
March 18. Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a copy of the abovesaid Order in Council. Please consider that part thereof relating to the officers to be appointed for management of the Customs in Scotland and propose what officers are proper to be appointed, by what authority, with what salaries and Instructions. (The like letters to the Excise Commissioners). Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing a copy of the said Order. Please consider that part thereof which relates to the continuing of the Mint in Scotland and propose what is necessary to be done. Ibid., p. 290.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt enclosing a copy of the said Order. Please call to your assistance the Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer and consider of that part of the said Order which relates to the Standards of Weights and Measures to be sent to the several burghs in Scotland from the Standards kept in the Receipt of the Exchequer in England, and report what directions are necessary for putting same in execution. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial and proposal [missing] of Joshua Buxby (Bruxby). Would anything therein be of advantage to the revenue ? Ibid.,
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes enclosing a letter [missing] from Col. Handasyde, Governor of Jamaica, together with a representation [missing] of Arnold Browne, late Agent for Prizes there, and an abstract [missing] of his accounts. Ibid., p. 291.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to deliver a quantity of rum free to James Lane, master and Paul Gobiliotti, chirurgeon, and Edward Marriot purser of the ship Seymour from Barbados which was cast away on the coast of Kent Nov. 8 last ut supra p. 168.
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners on the petition of said Lane et at. (The like warrant to the Excise Commissioners: prefixing the like report from them. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 27. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 640.
Treasury reference to Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint, of the petition of Charles St. Leger proposing to discover a great fraud carrying on by making of guineas and praying payment of 11l. 16s. 8d. disbursed by him in apprehending Sir Richard Blackham et al. Reference Book VIII, p. 262.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Owen Hughes for renewal of his lease of a ferry called Southcrook alias Abermenay upon the river Menay which divides Anglesea from Carnarvon and that the leases of 2 other ferries on the same river may be added thereto to wit Aqua Sancta alias Tol y Foyle and Bollydon enjoyed by Thomas Lloyd to the prejudice of petitioner, the said Lloyd's term being expired. Reference Book VIII, p. 263.
March 18. Treasury reference to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Daniel L'Maire of the city of Geneva merchant shewing that he directed his correspondent in England to purchase the reversion of an annuity of 14l. per an. which he enjoyed for the life of his son Peter L'Maire; that his son died before the purchase was made, but petitioner conceives himself entitled to the relief given by a clause in another Act [11 Wm. III. c. 3 clause 10] for the delivery of other reversions upon a nominee actually living in lieu [of such fruitless purchases] in regard the purchase money was duly lodged in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of the 14th inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for the provision of 10 dozen trencher plates, 8 dozen of knives, forks and spoons, which is wanted for her Majesty's service: to an estimate of 1030l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 639.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Warter Storey, Dean of Limerick, praying that the ground may be restored to the said Deanery whereon are erected at present several fortifications and ramparts or to have recompense for the same and for the buildings formerly thereon. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 439.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Daniell O'Sullivane More praying to be continued in the possession of certain lands called Tomes in co. Kerry wherein he is apprehensive of being disturbed on pretext of being forfeited in 1641 and yet undisposed. Ibid.
March 19 Money orders for 35l. to the Clerks and Ministers of the Receipt for one year to March 25 inst. on their allowances for attendance in vacation viz. 7l. each to John Low and Peter Le Neve; 100s. to John Taylour; 100s. to John Awbrey; 6l. to John Corbet as clerk to Henry Pelham; 100s. to Samuel Edwyn as doorkeeper. (Letter of disposition dated April 2 hereon). Order Book VII, p. 6. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 262.
Letter of direction for 10,803l. 11s.d. to the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is to complete what remains due for last Michaelmas quarter [for the Establishment of the Household]. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 256.
March 20. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of [the Queen's] annual Pensions &c., to pay an allowance of 40l. per an. to Louis De la Prade a French Minister as towards his maintenance, he having been licensed above 5 years since by the bishop of London to perform divine service in the French language in the French church at Wapping at the desire and for the use and benefit of the Jersey and Guernsey people that inhabit at or near Wapping: to date as from 1706 Lady day. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 161.
Royal letters patent for 500l. per an. salary to Richard Topham as Keeper of the Records in the Tower: to be paid to him in reversion of and after the death of William Petyt who by patent dated Westminster 1702 July 21 (the said office having in the reign of Wm. and Mary been granted to him for life by Henry Powle then Master of the Rolls) was granted the salary of 150l. per an. immediately and a salary of 250l. per an. from the decease of Sir Algernon May. The said Petyt is hereby to have an annuity of 500l. from 1706 Xmas and the said Topham is to receive the same annuity from the death of said Petyt: the Queen having by sign manual of 1705–6 March 5 directed Sir John Trevor, Master of the Rolls, to grant the said office of Keeper to the said Topham which grant is hereby ratified and confirmed and the said Petyt having surrendered the said office March 11 inst.: “but there being no salary contained in our said warrant for him the said Richard Topham and we taking into consideration that although anciently the said office was an office of great benefit and advantage yet since the Court of Wards and Liveries was by Act of Parliament taken away the bare profits of the said office have not been sufficient to bear the necessary charge thereof in maintaining able and sufficient clerks to look after, sort, calendar and put in order the said records.” Ibid., pp. 276–8.
Money warrant for 250l. 12s. 0d. to Adam De Cardonell, 240l. 19s. 6d. thereof as in satisfaction of 2585 guilders at 10 guilders 15 stivers per £ sterling paid by him to 3 lawyers employed in forwarding the suit before the Court of Justice in Holland for some jewels belonging to her Majesty, according to the directions of George Stepney, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Hague; and the remaining 10l. 2s. 6d. for fees and charges [at the Exchequer] on receiving said sum. (Money order dated March 20 hereon). (Letter of direction dated March 19 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 429. Order Book VII, p. 5. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 256.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of and to the Receivers of the Revenue of Wales to pay out of the Crown Land revenues of South Wales the arrears of 2400l. due at the 25th inst. out of the revenues of North Wales on the pension of 2000l. to Henry de Nassau, Lord Auverquerque granted by Wm. III; the same being payable as to 1200l. per an. out of the said revenue of North Wales and as to 800l. per an. out of the same of South Wales and the revenue of North Wales not being in any near prospect of satisfying the arrears grown down upon it, whereas there remains in the hands of the Receivers of South Wales much more than sufficient to satisfy the said arrears. Money Book XVIII, pp. 429–430.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hewer as executor to Samuell Pepys on his accounts as late Treasurer for Tangier for 2 years to 1677 Dec. 31 and on his, Hewer's, own accounts as same from 1681 June 30 to 1684 Lady day; the said accounts being almost perfected. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 641.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt, as Auditor General of the Plantations Revenues, on the petition of Susan Thomas, daughter of Charles Thomas deceased late Treasurer to the Assembly in Barbados; petitioner shewing that the 5–6000l. advanced by her father for the service of that island has not been repaid whereby his debts cannot be discharged nor provision made for petitioner etc. ut supra p. 149.
Hereon Blathwayt reports that over and above her Majesty's settled Duty of Four and a Half per cent. on Barbados it is usual for the General Assembly there to raise money or value of money for the public occasions of that island and to appoint from time to time a Treasurer for receiving and issuing the same pursuant to the orders of such Assembly, to whom the said Treasurer is accountable as appointed by them. And they have usually allowed for the advance and disbursement of such money by their Treasurer and from time to time have made good the same, so far forth as such disbursement was consonant to their orders and intentions. The petitioner gives no particular reason why the said Assembly have not thought fit to adjust her father's accompts. Your Lordship may by letter recommend to Mr. Crowe, the present Governor, the speedy adjustment so that the balance appearing may be made good to Benj. Bullard Esq. executor of the said Charles Thomas.
As the said Thomas was also, by her Majesty's commission, Receiver of her Majesty's Casual revenue in Barbados and died indebted in several sums to her Majesty, for the recovery whereof a prosecution is directed, I humbly propose that the Governor of Barbados be enjoyned by the same letter to take care that out of any such money or value as shall appear to be due from the public or General Assembly there to the executor, her Majesty may be satisfied her debt as above. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 346–7.
March 21. Money warrant for 20l. to John Bitton for the charge of his passage to Maryland, whither he is going schoolmaster. (Money order dated March 21 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 430. Order Book VII, p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to raise 30,000l. on the tallies and orders lately put into your hands on the Land Tax anno 1707 by disposing of the same to the Bank of England at 5 per cent. interest: and to apply 24,000l. thereof to the head of Wages for seamen and the remaining 6000l. to the head of Wear and Tear to wit for bills of exchange. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 250.
Letter of direction for 4000l. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of arrears of Malt anno 1705 (after satisfaction of all loans and interest payable out of Malt for that year): as in part of 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1705; and is to be paid over to the King of Portugal to complete 150,000l. for her Majesty's proportion of the charge of 13,000 men to be maintained by said King for the service of that year. Ibid., p. 257.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed representation [missing] relating to a little room joining to the Office of Paymaster of the Works which has been enjoyed by the former Paymasters [of the Works] and is desired by the present [Paymaster] as most convenient for him for the security of the cash. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 291.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Geo. Freke on behalf of the Officers of Lieut.-Gen. Erle's Regiment, shewing that by royal warrant of 1705 April 9 the sum of 484l. 2s. 9d. is directed to be stopped from the said Regiment for levy money and clothing of 77 men detached from the late Col. Rivers' Regiment to complete them [Erle's Regiment] upon their going from Spain to the West Indies; that upon their return from that Expedition Capt. Cartwright and Mr. Vincent were ordered to pay their effectives only, by which means all the non-effective money was detained in the Governor's hands and the Officers are now going to receive their own pay without any allowance for non-effectives etc.; nevertheless the Paymaster General [of Guards and Garrisons] “is about charging the said sum to their compremised pay which was intended to be paid without any deduction”: therefore Freke prays that the charge may be removed to the savings of the noneffective money stopped as aforesaid. Reference Book VIII, p. 263.
March 24. William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties to appoint John Stone as distributor of stamped paper, vellum and parchment in the city of York void by the death of—Maynard. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 291.
Same to the officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] for several new works finished by Mr. Wise by direction of the Queen this last winter in the gardens and parks at Windsor, Hampton Court, Kensington and St. James's. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Cholmondeley, steward of her Majesty's manor of Richmond in Surrey, shewing that the field lands of said manor have time out of mind been open uninclosed fields in which her Majesty's tenants had right of intercommoning with each other, and as the royalties of the manor pertain to the Crown the royal family has from time to time taken great pleasure in hunting, hawking and fowling within the said fields and manor and the game has been carefully preserved: that of late years many of the said fields have been enclosed without any licence, which is not warranted by any custom of the manor and the tenants are proceeding daily to enclose the remainder: that these enclosures are greatly to the prejudice of the said royalties and will spoil not only the pleasantness but also the hunting: that the tenants, favouring one another, will not prevent such enclosures nor the encroachments on the waste, nor [will they prevent] the butchers of the town putting their sheep on Richmond Green just before her Majesty's palace without any leave or right so to do, it being one of her Majesty's wastes and which the late King James was at the charge of railing in for an ornament to the palace as well as for the pleasure of walking there and the same has been all along since kept in repair by the Crown: that “by my direction” the Attorney General has been attended with a case relating to the said enclosures and encroachments and offences and has given his opinion that they are trespasses and may be prosecuted in the name of the Attorney General by information of intrusion and that the sheep should be distrained and impounded “which if done accordingly I am informed the parties threaten to contest the same. I have also received a petition from Mr. Alex Cutting, one of her Majesty's demesne tenants at Richmond, complaining of hardships from the Countess Dowager of Winchilsea, another of her Majesty's tenants there, relating to his claim by virtue of a lease of part of her Majesty's palace [of Richmond] granted him under the Exchequer Seal.” Reference Book VIII, p. 268.
March 24. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the late Queen Dowager's Auditor for a schedule of all the rents forming part of the said late Queen's jointure which were formerly in charge before the Clerk of the Pipe and which on being included in her jointure were struck out of the charge in the rolls of the Pipe and were managed by her own officers, but which now by the death of said Queen ought to come back again to the Pipe and be entered upon record there as formerly in order to be sent out in process in the usual way. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 641.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Transports to make out debentures for 466l. 11s. 9d. for the hire of the ship Robert and James, Thomas Dobson master, which was taken into her Majesty's service in 1693; and 128l. 6s. 2d. for the hire of the ship John's Adventure, John Sneaton master, for the same year's service; and for the amount due for the ship William in the same year when Peter Wale the master thereof shall have cleared his accounts of that ship at the Victualling Office.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of Thomas Farrow on behalf of the administrators of Thomas Dobson and John Sneaton and Peter Wale as to the particulars of each of the said ships. They cannot produce the ships' papers and therefore ought to give letters of indemnity to the Crown. Ibid., pp. 642–3.
March 25. Same by same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to reserve and apply the sum of 6855l. 15s. 6d. (being the overplus remaining this day in the Exchequer from the two-sevenths of one 9d. per barrel Excise appointed [by the Act 5–6 Wm. and Mary c. 20] for the payment of several Annuities) towards making good such quarterly payments on the annuities purchased under the Act of 6 Anne c. 2 (for Settling and Establishing a Fund for Payment of Annuities) as shall incur or grow due before Michaelmas 1710.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt as to said surplus. Money Book XVIII, p. 481. (fn. 1)
Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List funds: for secret service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 258.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to take off the respits of 182l. 11s. 4d. and 158l. 3s. 4d. on the Duke of Argyll's Regiment in Holland for one man per Company for 13 Companies from 1704 April 24 to 1706 June 23; the Commissaries in Holland having mustered only 55 men per Company notwithstanding the Establishment directs 56 men each Company.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. The Regiments in Holland on the 40,000 men Establishment are allowed 3 servants per Company whilst those on the additional 20,000 men Establishment are allowed only 2 servants per Company which occasions the said respits. But we see no reason for this difference. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 643–4.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantation Revenues, on the petition of Col. Thomas Whetham in the behalf of Mary Johnson, widow and relict of Major John Johnson late Lieutenant Governor of Nevis and for some time Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands ut supra p. 188.
Hereon Blathwayte reports that by order in Council dated 10 April 1703 the Queen appointed the salary of 200l. per an. each to the Lieutenant Governor of those islands, out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty arising there: and it appears by certificate of Col. Whetham that the said Major Johnson had a commission from Col. Codrington, formerly Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands, dated 1 July 1702 to be Lieutenant Governor of Nevis. He thereby became entitled to the said salary. So that from the 10th April 1703 (the date of said order in Council) to 31 August last, the date of death of said Major Johnson, his said salary amounts to 678l. 13s. 0¾. d.
Further by her Majesty's Instructions it is directed that on the death or absence of the Governor in Chief of any of the Plantations, the Lieutenant Governor do take upon him the chief government thereof until the arrival of another Governor, for which service such Lieutenant Governor is usually allowed a moiety of the salary of such Governor during such absence; and particularly that on the death or absence of the Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands the Lieutenant Governor of Nevis take upon him the Chief Government of all those islands. The salary of the said Chief Governor is 1200l. per an. On the 4th Dec. 1704 (being the day of the death of Sir William Matthew the late Governor in Chief of said Islands) the said Johnson took upon him the command thereof and so continued to 14 July 1706 (the day of the arrival of Col. Parks the present Governor). The moiety salary due to Johnson for said period amounts to 963l. 5s. 9d., it being certified by the Clerks of the Council and Assembly of Nevis “and otherwise” that he did not at any time take or receive any manner of present or gift whatsoever in the observance of her Majesty's Instructions. The total sum due to him amounts therefore to 1642l. 3s.d. unless her Majesty see fit not to make him allowance for one and the same time in the double capacity of Lieutenant Governor of Nevis and Commander in Chief of all the said islands, (this being the first case of this nature that hath happened since the appointment of salaries to the Lieutenant Governors). As a motive to obtain these allowances in so favourable a manner the petitioner alleges the barbarous murther of Major Johnson in the execution of his duty while those islands were invaded by the French; by which unfortunate death his affairs are said to be left in the utmost distraction and his effects and estate greatly embezzled and prejudiced, to the utmost ruin of his widow and children.
If there be a deduction of the 200l. per an. for the period 4 Dec. 1704 to 14 July 1706 it will amount to 321l. 1s. 11d. leaving 1321l. 1s. 10¾d. on the total due to him. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 341–3.
March 25. Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt on the petition of Sir Thomas Day of Bristol concerning a house built by his son, Samuel Day since deceased, on a piece of waste ground in Bermudas whilst Lieut. Governor there, for recovery whereof suits have been commenced in her Majesty's name, ut supra Treasury Calendar XX, p. 635. Hereon Blathwayt reports that Col. Bennett, the present Lieutenant Governor of Bermudas has not as yet sent any account of the proceedings in this matter. Your Lordship may direct him to state the whole business by the first opportunity and his objections if any to a grant to Sir Thomas Day of the Crown's title to the small piece of ground whereon the house is built and that meantime the said Day's agent may keep possession.
As to the arrear of salary due to said Samuell Day there is payable out of the Exchequer (besides what is received from Bermudas) 240l. per an. to the Commander in Chief of those islands. The sum of 290l. 1s. 7d. remains due to him thereon, on his salary as Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of those islands from 14 July 1699 (to which time he was paid) to 29 Sept. 1700 (when the salary of the present Lieutenant Governor did commence). Ibid., pp. 344–5.
March 26. Letter of direction for 803l. 3s.d. to the Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List funds: to be paid over to Henry Wise: viz. 700l. thereof for 1707 Lady day quarter on his contract for the Gardens and 103l. 3s.d. for same quarter for St. James's Park. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 258.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Mayor etc. of Weymouth and Melcomb Regis praying some allowance out of the unappropriated Customs to enable them to repair and keep up the ancient quays, piers and bridge belonging to the town and port, the want of which, as they allege, hath almost been the ruin of the inhabitants in their trade. What loss have the Customs suffered by the damages therein mentioned? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 294.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of the Duke of Newcastle that no grant pass of the manor of Newark co. Notts, until he be heard thereon: notice to be given to Peter Walker in St. Margaret's Church Yard, Westminster. Caveat Book p. 61.
March 27. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in 1,155,000l. for Contributions or advances for the purchase of Annuities not exceeding 72,187l. 10s. 0d. per an. for 99 years from 1707 March 25 (being after the rate of 16 years' purchase) on the Act now passed in Parliament 6 Anne c. 2 for Continuing the Duties on Low Wines: whereof 1,120,000l. is for carrying on the war and the remaining 35,000l. is to be applied towards making good the quarterly payments to be incurred on the annuities so to be purchased in manner as directed by the said Act: the said contributions to be taken in quarterly instalments May 10, July 10, Sept. 10 and Nov. 10 next and the first payment of annuities thereon to be made on June 24 next. Money Book XVIII, p. 434.
Money warrant for 3280l. 4s. 10½l. to Samuell Smethyn, her Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate etc. delivered into the Jewel House between 1705 Dec. 25 and 1706 June 24.
Appending: two bills of said plate etc. certified by the Master of the Jewel House. (Money order dated March 28 hereon). (Letter of direction dated March 31 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 435–6. Order Book VII, p. 6. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 261.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for Lady day quarter for keeping the Registers of orders of loan in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. (Letter of disposition dated April 2 hereon). Order Book VII, p. 9. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 262.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue or pay out of Contributions on Annuities all unsatisfied directions charged on loans on Land Tax or on Malt anno 1707: as her Majesty intends to pass this day the Act [6 Anne c. 2] for sale of the said Annuities. Ibid., p. 258.
Letter of direction for 106,041l. 13s.d. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: for services as follows: viz.
in part of the Subsidies to her Majesty's Allies £ s. d.
for the King of Portugal in further part of 150,000l. for defraying the charge of 13,000 men in the service of said King and is for the months of March and April 1707 25000 0 0
for the Duke of Savoy in further part of 160,000l. and is to be paid to Sir Theodore Janssen viz., 25,000l. for the value of 113,448 Crowns 22 sols in bills of exchange dated 21 Feb. last payable in Turin for the use of said Duke at 58 pence per Crown and 25,000l. for the like value in like bills dated the 7th inst. for the service of said Duke 50000 0 0
to the King of Denmark in part of 37,500l. and is for 3 months' subsidy ending March 15 inst. 9375 0 0
for the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell in part of 5952l. 7s. 6d. and is for 3 months' subsidy ended March 24 inst. 1488 1 10½
for the Elector of Treves in part of 5952l. 7s. 6d. and is for the like three months 1488 1 10½
for the Elector Palatine in part of 4761l. 18s. 6d. and is for the like three months 1190 9
for 8000 men sent to the assistance of Savoy; in part of 50,000l.; and is for 3 months' subsidy to April 4 next to the King of Prussia for the charge of those Troops 12500 0 0
for the additional Subsidy to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for his Augmentation Troops and charges attending the same and is for 3 months ending March 23 inst. 5000 0 0
£106041 13
Ibid., p. 259.
March 27. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the Exchequer officers concerned to attend in their respective offices this afternoon to take in Contributions on the Act [6 Anne c. 2] now about to be passed for sale of Annuities for the service of the year 1707. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 292.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of William Roach shewing that during this war he has acted as Sub-Receiver for Prizes at Plymouth, being thereto appointed by warrant of John Manley and John Mountstevens dated 1702 Aug. 22; that in Jan. 1703–4 he applied to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes for his salary who laid his case before the Lord Treasurer who on report did approve what was thought necessary [as a remuneration] but for want of the Lord Treasurer's warrant payment has not yet been directed: therefore praying a warrant for what is due and to be paid on the [Prize Office] Establishment for the future. Reference Book VIII, pp. 263–4.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Salt Commissioners; their Cash and General Accounts for the year ended 1704 March 25 and their Cash Account for the following year being now delivered in to the Auditors. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 644.
Letter of direction for 28,827l. 1s. 5d. to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: for services as follows: viz.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1707 £ s. d.
for 2 months' subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in England from March 25 inst. to May 22 next 16797 4 4
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service
for the same 2 months' subsistence for the Regiments of Erle, Mordaunt, Paston and Townsend 6219 11 8
the like for Col. Livesay's Regiment 1360 3 11
for 6 months' subsistence for Brigadier Handasyde's Regiment to June 24 next computed according to the muster rolls from Jamaica 4450 1 6
£28827 1 5
Whatever amount the said Annuity money shall not at present extend to [towards meeting this letter of direction] is to be paid out of loans coming in on the Land Tax 6 Anne c. 1 or on Malt 6 Anne c. 5 for the year 1707.
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 260.
March 27. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. You have not yet presented John Jekyll for the place of collector of Customs at Massachusetts Bay in New England as ordered Jan. 8 last supra p. 145. The Lord Treasurer directs you to comply with his said order as soon as may be. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 292.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report how and in what manner the clothing of the Companies of Invalids may best be performed in accordance with the representation of the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. Ibid.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to employ Simon Alcock merchant as a landsurveyor or landwaiter in Dublin port. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 440.
March 29. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Excise Office for 1707 Lady day quarter: total (including the Malt Office salaries) 6040l. 5s. 11½d. Money Book XVIII, p. 436.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export of several things bought by the Portuguese Envoy for the King of Portugal as in the enclosed list [missing]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 292.
Same to same. Secretary Harley has signified to the Lord Treasurer the Queen's pleasure as to the review of the Book of Rates desired by the House of Commons in their address of the 20th inst. You are to make such a review of the Book accordingly and lay the same before my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Norton. As the Navy Commissioners have sent a very pressing letter for the 300 trees which they desired ut supra p. 182 out of Bere Forest “I found myself obliged to obtain her Majesty's warrant for felling the same” after fortifying myself with the Surveyor General's [of Woods] opinion. Ibid., p. 293.
Same to Mr. Burchet. The Lord Treasurer agrees that a particular auditor should be appointed for taking the accounts of Greenwich Hospital, and proposes Sidney Godolphin to the Lord High Admiral for that purpose. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John, the Secretary at War, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) report dated 1706 Aug. 26 by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen containing proposed directions for the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts in relation to the clothing and offreckonings of the Forces ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XX, pp. 749–50 and order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington March 20 inst. for putting the said directions into force.
The like letter respectively to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts; Mr. How as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons; and Mr. Brydges as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 645–7.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the present and all future Establishments of Ireland an annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to John Netterville in consideration of the loyalty, services and sufferings of him and his family: to be payable as from Sept. 29 last during pleasure. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 440.
Same dated Kensington to same to reinsert Lieut. Mark Smith in the list of Officers on the Establishment of half pay; he being put thereon as Lieutenant reduced on the last Peace as in Visct. Charle-mont's Regiment of Foot but having been struck from same for refusing to go to the West Indies with other half pay Officers ordered thither; as was certified by the Town Major of Limerick; but he having since made it appear that his name was inserted amongst others who did refuse to go on that service contrary to his knowledge. Ibid., p. 448.
March 30. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Margaret Agar for a further term in several messuages and parcels of land in Walton-upon-Thames, Weybridge and Chertsey with a large brick house thereon totally decayed and very much too big for so small an estate, which she prays permission to take down and to erect some small tenement in its place. Reference Book VIII, p. 265.
March 31. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 1114l. 11s. 11d. for sundry items as follows viz.: £ s. d.
for travelling charges to the Pages of the Backstairs in their attendance on the Queen from Oct. 1702 to Nov. 1705 at the rate of 3s each 63 18 0
for medicines furnished by Daniell Malthus, our Apothecary, for several servants of the Household at Windsor, Winchester and Newmarket according to his bills made up to October 1705 14 2 2
for medicines for several servants belonging to the Stables furnished by William Davis, apothecary from Dec. 1704 to Sept. 1705 3 14 5
for physic [furnished] to the servants of our stables by—West, apothecary in 1703 and 1704 5 9 11
for physic to—Wright furnished by Tindall, apothecary by our orders in 1702 and 1703 17 8 3
for disbursements by Roger Hallet, Page of our Removing Wardrobe, relating to our said Wardrobe in 1702 8 12 6
for travelling charges to Mary Foyston, necessary woman, from Oct. 1702 to Dec. 1704 at 2s. 6d. a day 43 2 6
for making and repairing boats and trunks for keeping fish for our use in St. James's Park in 1702 by John Loftus, shipwright 44 2 0
for disbursements by the Grooms of our Chambers for cleaning the lodgings at the Cockpit when we came thither and for looking after the furniture there and attending the Prussian and Dutch Ambassadors when they were entertained there in 1702 23 5 6
for the New River Water for St. James's Palace and the Stables there at the rate of 36l. per an. from Midsummer 1702 to Xmas 1706 162 0 0
for fees expended by the Chamber Treasurer's deputy and clerks at the Office of the Chamberlain of the Household, the Offices of the Auditors of Imprests and elsewhere for royal warrants 43 4 8
for disbursements by the said deputy or clerk at Winchester in 1705 by direction of the Chamberlain of the Household, being for the hire of lodgings for several of our servants who attended us in that progress and for other services 339 11 6
for like disbursements by him at Newmarket in October last according to a warrant by the Lord Chamberlain pursuant to our command 346 0 6
£1114 11 11
Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 163–4.
March 31. Money warrant for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough as Groom of the Stole; 250l. each to 9 Ladies of the Bedchamber; 125l. each to 4 Women of the Bedchamber and 75l. each to 6 Maids of Honour: all for 1707 Lady day quarter and ut supra p. 61 save that Lady Henrietta Godolphin here appears as Viscountess Ryalton. (Money orders dated March 31 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 2 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 437. Order Book VII, p. 7. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 262.
Same for 578l. 18s. 9d. to Charles, Earl of Sunderland for one quarter and 23 days Dec. 3 last to March 25 inst. on his fee or salary of 1850l. per an. as a Secretary of State. (Money order dated April 2 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 2 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 440. Order Book VII, p. 8. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 262.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1707 Lady day quarter: totals respectively 207l. 10s. 0d. and 86l. 8s. 0d. Money Book XVIII, p. 443.
Dormant warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to William Williams as a Queen's waiter London port. Ibid., p. 451.
Letter of direction for 8800l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1707: and is intended to be applied for the ordinary of the Navy. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 261.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley enclosing the certificate [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts relating to the account of John Howe for one year to 1705 Dec. 23 as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 294.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Samuel Hemming praying a new lease of the picage, stallage, tolls and mills at Hitchin co. Herts. Reference Book VIII, p. 264.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Hinde setting forth his services in discovering several abuses in Liverpool port both by the officers and merchants, for which the said Commissioners promised him release from his debt of 400l. to the Queen; yet he is prosecuted with the utmost severity for same, but is ready to pay said debt when his account is stated, which he alleges Mr. Singleton refuses to do. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to George Vane, of Grays Inn co. Middlesex, of the herbage and pannage of the woods called Eastwood and Moreclose and Le Carrs in the manor of Chopwell in the bishopric of Durham etc. ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XX, p. 763.
Prefixing: particulars of the premises and memorandum by Auditor Thomas Jett; and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 648–650, 684.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Cartwright praying some allowance for a parcel of land in the town of Galway whereon barracks are now built for the garrison of that town, which before, as he alleges, had been a market and of great benefit to him. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 440.

Footnotes

1

In the recital of this warrant Treasurer Godolphin says
“by virtue of a power to me given in and by an Act in the fifth year of her Majesty's reign for settling and establishing of a fund for payment of annuities and other purposes therein mentioned.”

In these words Treasurer Godolphin refers to the Act 6 Anne c. 2 which in clauses 11 and 13 directs how certain surpluses of Excise funds should be annually computed and paid out by the Treasury. The powers given to the Treasury by these two clauses appear to be ample and explicit but the actual contents of these two clauses contain both confusion and misstatement.

All the surpluses mentioned in the two clauses arose out of separate and distinct funds of Excise granted at different periods by Parliament for the payment of Annuities of various types. The complexity and interlacing of these grants of Excise sufficiently account for the confusion and misrecital contained in the two clauses in question. The following is a brief recapitulation of the funds.

The Hereditary Excise (a single 9 pence per barrel of beer etc.) was granted to the Crown of England for ever in return for the suppression of the Court of Wards etc. at the Restoration.

The Temporary Excise (another single 9 pence per barrel of beer etc.) was granted for the life of the sovereign.

These two funds formed, and were intended to form, part of the King's own revenue or Civil List; and neither as a joint fund nor as to any parts or portions or remains or surpluses thereof were they legally or constitutionally touchable by Parliament.

All subsequent grants of Excise made by Parliament were for specific supply and appropriation purposes and the disposal thereof whether as to the whole or any parts or any remains or surpluses thereof vested within the Parliament's power and competence.

The single exception to this statement was the case of the Surplus arising on the Excise fund granted by the Act 4 Wm. and Mary c. 3. In a footnote to pp. 89–91 of Vol. XX I have already detailed the history of this instructive exception.

The full series of these Parliamentary (i.e. non-Civil-List) grants of Excise Supply which concern the Act of 6 Anne c. 2 here in question is as follows:

(1) 1689–92. Additional Excise: a single 9 pence per barrel granted by I Wm. and Mary c. 24 for the war in Ireland etc.: it ran from 21 July 1689 to 24 July 1692, the residue whereof by 2 Win. and Mary Sess. 2 c. 10 was appropriated to the 27 ships.
(2) 1690–1. The Doubling Act, Doubling Excise or Double Excise granted by 2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2, c. 3 granted double rates for a year 17 Nov. 1690 to 17 Nov. 1691, which rates were extended or kept alive to 17 Nov. 1692 in a different form by the 1691 Act for Additional Excise as Complements of Excise (3 Wm. and Mary c. 1).
Both the above funds are to be regarded as exhausted and defunct and as not bearing on the question of Surpluses in the 6th year of Queen Anne.
(3) 1691–5 Double Ninepence or Additional Excise granted by 2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2 c. 10 for 4 years from 17 Nov. 1691 to 17 Nov. 1695 for building 27 ships.
By the Poll Act of 3 Wm. and Mary c. 6 this grant was prolonged for l½ years viz. from 17 Nov. 1695 to 17 May 1697.
(4 & 5) 1694. Before this prolonged life had run off, the House of Commons divided the Double Ninepence into two separate funds of one Ninepence each and earmarked the reversion of the one Ninepence to the Bank of England and the reversion of the other Ninepence to the Million Adventure or Million Lottery or the Sixteen Year Annuities Act.
The Bank of England Act 5/6 Wm. and Mary c. 20 passed in 1694 and until the reversion of the one Ninepence fell in on the 17 May 1697 the Bank Fund had to be fed from other sources. When it fell in the fund became perpetual subject to redemption. The single Ninepence per barrel dealt with by this Bank of England Act was divided into two parts. Five sevenths of it was to form a fund for 100,000l. per an. to the Bank. The remaining two sevenths was to be a fund for the service of annuities to be issued to a capital amount of 300,000l.
The Million Adventure Act or the Sixteen Year Annuities Act, 5 Win. and Mary c. 7. As in the case of the Bank of England the fund for these Annuities had to be fed from other sources until the reversion of the Ninepence per barrel (descended of the Double Ninepence as above) fell in on the 17 May 1697.
(6) 1692. The First Million Act for 99 year Annuities or Additional Ninepence by 4 Wm. and Mary c. 3 reinforced by 5/6 Wm. and Mary c. 5, granted an additional Ninepence per barrel for 99 years from 25 Jan. 1692–3 for the payment of Annuities. This fund is referred to as to Ninety Nine Years Annuities or the Ninety Nine Years Excise. The history of the surplus of this particular fund has been set out in the footnote alluded to above.

The confusion in the Act of 6 Anne c. 2 arises between funds 5 and 6 in the above enumeration and the misstatement consists in reciting the Bank Act 5/6 Wm. and Mary c. 20 as the Act of 5/6 Wm. and Mary c. 5 which was the Act to supply the Deficiency of the Ninety Nine Years Annuities Act.

Clause 11 of this Act of Anne deals with the Sixteen Years Annuities Act 5 Wm. and Mary c. 7 (No. 5 above).

Clause 13 deals with the Ninety Nine Years' Act 4 Wm. and Mary c. 3 (No. 6 above); then it deals with the Bank of England Act (No. 4 above) misreciting it as 5 Wm. and Mary c. 5 and quoting the two fifths fund quite correctly but without any specific reference to the 300,000l. Annuities for which the two fifths was to form a service fund: and then finally the clause reverts to the Sixteen Years' Annuity Act 5 Wm. and Mary c. 7 and practically reiterates the provisions of clause 11.

The confusion and misrecital is to my mind so serious as practically to invalidate the whole of these two clauses from the point of view of legislative or parliamentary enactment.

For the story of the pie-occupation of Parliament with these accruing Excise Surpluses see the footnote already quoted above.