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April 1707, 21-30

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'Warrant Books: April 1707, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 243-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90468 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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April 1707, 21–30

April 21. Warrant by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 329l. 16s. 2d. to Henry Meriton, their Cashier, in full of his disbursements for fees paid at the Exchequer and for carriage and postage on the sum of 1,465,249l. 18s. 9d. of Excise money paid into the Exchequer between 1705 Dec. 31 and 1706 Dec. 23.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on Meriton's memorial for same. Money Book XVIII, p. 452.
Money warrant for 78l. 10s. 2d. to John Bromley junr. for a surplusage on his account as sheriff of cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon for the year ended at Michaelmas 1705: said overpayment arising by rewards to John Le Grice for apprehending John Veal and Moses Crabb counterfeiters. (Money order dated April 24 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 453. Order Book VII, p. 19. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 270.
Same for 3l. 19s.d. to William Fitch for a same to him as sheriff for co. Dorset for the year ended at Michaelmas 1701: the same arising by rewards paid to divers persons for arresting Henry Key a coiner and Francis Pyper a highwayman. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 453. Order Book VII, p. 21. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 270.
April 21. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamps Office for the quarter ended Feb. 1 last: total 1160 l. 5 s.d. Money Book XVIII, p. 454.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to wait on the Duke of Queensberry and Lord Seafield at the said Duke's lodgings in Pall Mall this afternoon to consult of proper methods for collecting and securing the Duties of Excise, which from May 1 next are by the Acts of Union to be the same in Scotland as in England: and to report the result to the Lord Treasurer to-morrow morning. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners about the Customs revenue). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 298.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer desires to know what sum in your judgment will be wanting to pay seamen's wages between this and Xmas next and in what proportions and at what times it will be necessary to pay same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Elizabeth Atkinson widow shewing that she has been a prisoner many years on account of her debt as postmistress in the town of Lancaster; that the loss of several horses “with the like by many disorderly persons upon the road at the time of the Revolution brought on her misfortunes” and disable her from paying her debt: therefore praying an abatement. Reference Book VIII, p. 267.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 297 l. to Brigadier Harry Mordaunt's Regiment for the clothes of 198 men thereof drafted to the Regiments of Brigadier Farrington, Lord Mordaunt and Brigadier McCartney.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of said Brigadier Harry Mordaunt. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 664–5.
Same by same to same for a royal warrant to take off the 162 l. 7 s. 6 d. for respits, detailed, on Col. Whetham's Regiments in the West Indies: the items being not respited as wanting but as absent on duty or sick in other parts of those islands.
Appending: details of said respits viz. for items on board the Greyhound or Medway prize, a cruising: men at Antigua; ditto at Nevis; items in Capt. Gore's Company or Capt. Curry's or Col. Jones's Companies. Ibid., pp. 665–6.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 17 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of necessaries, not detailed, for her Majesty's service at Kensington: to an estimate of 45 l.Ibid., p. 666.
The like of a same for necessaries, not detailed, for her Majesty's service: to an estimate of 43 l, Ibid.
The like of a same for the usual allowance of clothes to Samuell Smith one of the children of the Chapel Royal on his removal from Chapel [on the breaking of his voice]: to an estimate of 9l.Ibid.
The like of a same dated 1706 May 27 to the Master of the Jewel House to deliver to the Countess of Bridgewater 160 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of her child. Ibid.XX, p. 74.
April 22. Privy seal dated Westminster for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to George Delavall as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 178.
Money order for 200l. to Walter Hamilton, Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher, for one year to 1706–7 Feb. 9 on his allowance as by the privy seal of 1705 July 31. Order Book VII, p. 18.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Dame Mary Everard and Edward Pascall Esq., executors of Sir Hugh Everard late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Essex, praying stay of process, they having agreed with a purchaser for the purchase of so much of the estate as will pay his debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 266.
April 23. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to discharge the 80l composition for the fine set on Thomas Skinner in the Exchequer in June 1703–4 for being concerned in receiving some French silks and other goods landed that year on the coast of Sussex: he being a poor old man that hath nothing but his labour to support his family and having been of late serviceable in discovering such clandestine trading. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 175.
Royal sign manual for 5000l. to Joseph Musgrave, Thomas Musgrave and George Musgrave, sons of Sir Christopher Musgrave, to recompense them for such tolls as they are to be deprived of by the 6th article of the Treaty of Union between England and Scotland. (Money order dated April 24 hereon). Ibid., p. 176. Order Book VII, p. 12.
Same for 2641l, to the City of Carlisle as compensation for such tolls as they are to be deprived of by the said Article. (Money order dated April 24 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 176. Order Book VII, p. 12.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to Treasurer Godolphin to cause a standard wine measure to be made forthwith and kept in the Receipt of the Exchequer with the other standard weights and measures there: to wit a brass vessel in the form of a cylinder 7 inches diameter throughout and 6 inches deep from the top of the inside to the bottom containing 231 cubic inches and no more, to be the standard for the wine gallon according to the Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 27] lately passed for Continuing several Subsidies and Impositions and for ascertaining the wine measure as above. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt dated May 7 hereon accordingly). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 182.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay 2250l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for three quarters to 1706 Xmas on his annuity of 3000l. out of the Excise: with dormant clause for payment of said annuity in future.
In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1714 Nov. 10 of this warrant. Money Book XVIII, p. 455.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 270.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Leader, gauger, shewing that he was one of the number of gaugers that were reduced in 1702 and has been out of employ since, having a large family: therefore praying reappointment. Reference Book VIII, p. 267.
April 24. Letter of direction for 226,800l. to be issued for services as follows out of the Exchequer Bills authorised by the Act of last Session [6 Anne c. 21]: viz. £ s. d.
to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, for Wear and Tear and to be applied to the Course, being in further part of 241,495l. demanded for that service for 6 months from July to Dec. 1705 109878 16 6¼.
to same for the Victualling and is to complete the quotas to that head for the years 1703 and 1705 and to be applied to the Course in further part of 256,653l. 19s.d. for the above six months: the same to be reckoned as part of the money given in the last session of Parliament to make good certain Deficiencies, to wit 50,000l. by an extraordinary advance to the Duke of Savoy and 12,921l. 3s.d. by so much out of the sum of 47,500l. which was lent to the Emperor 62921 3 5¾.
to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be applied towards building a wharf and storehouse at Portsmouth 5000 0 0
to Thomas Jett on the unsatisfied order in his name for interest on [unsatisfied] Irish Debentures 49000 0 0
£226800 0 0
“and upon making these issues you [the Auditor of the Receipt] are directed to transmit to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England a certificate containing the names of the persons to whom issued, the numbers and dates of the [Exchequer] Bills with the sums they receive respectively: and to observe the like method from time to time as any further issues shall be directed out of the said Bills.”Disposition Book XVIII, p. 271.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Edward Progers for 103l. 15s. 9d. for hay for deer in the Middle Park at Hampton Court and for several repairs there between 12 May 1705 and 27 March 1707. Reference Book VIII, p. 267.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 22 inst. for furniture, detailed, for the Great Apartment in Somerset House viz. for the Bedchamber, a yellow Damask bed, 2 large window curtains, 2 arm chairs, 10 stools covered with the same Damask and trimmed with yellow silk Arras lace; a case curtain rod gilt and a false case of yellow shaloon serge to draw round the bed; 2 large bright rods with pullies to them and silk line and tarsels to draw the window curtains: one large down bed and bolster covered with white satin, one white fustian mattress, one white satin mattress, one thin quilt of white satin, 4 pair of down pillows covered with white satin, one pair of flannel blankets and a pair of white sarcenet quilted blankets:
For the Drawing Room 20 elbow chairs covered with crimson velvet and trimmed with crimson silk Arras lace and false cases for them of crimson shaloon serge; 6 window curtains of crimson velvet lined with crimson taffeta, 3 valances and cornishes, silk Arras lace with silk lines and tarsels to draw them and 3 bright rods with pullies for the windows:
For the Privy Chamber 2 arm chairs, 2 square stools, 6 large forms covered with crimson Genoa Damask and trimmed with crimson silk Arras lace; 6 large window curtains, and 3 valence and cornishes:
For the Presence Chamber a crimson Genoa Damask canopy of State trimmed with crimson silk Arras lace, the coat of arms on the back to be embroidered in gold and silver with the quartered arms on the outside valance; 2 arm chairs, 2 square stools and five large forms covered with the same Damask and trimmed with the same Arras lace and false cases of crimson shaloon for same; 3 large window curtains valance and cornishes:
Likewise to order upholsterers and joiners to put up furniture and tapestry hangings: to a total of 2440l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 667–8.
April 25. Great seal appointing Sir Simon Harcourt as Attorney General. The like for Sir James Montague as Solicitor General. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 180. Ibid., p. 188.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 100l. to Capt. Morgan Obryan and 50l. to Major William Crosby as royal bounty and in reward and satisfaction for their service and attendance on both Houses of Parliament in relation to the Act passed the last Session [6 Anne c. 33] for obliging John Rice to account for debentures granted to him (by 4–5 Anne private Act XL) in the last Session of Parliament. (Money warrant dated April 30 hereon). (Money order dated April 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon). Ibid., p. 181. Money Book XVIII, p. 457. Order Book VII, p. 14. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 273.
Royal sign manual for 150l. to the heirs of Sir Bevill Granville for half a year's rent to Xmas last for Mote Park which was laid into Windsor Great Park. (Money warrant dated May 7 hereon). (Money order dated May 7 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 183. Order Book VII, p. 117. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 273.
Money warrant for 654l. 8s. 9d. to Thomas Jett as imprest for interest on such of the unsatisfied debentures [on forfeited estates Ireland] as are or shall be registered by him: in accordance with the Act of 2 and 3 Anne c. 19 enlarging the time for purchase of said estates. (Money order dated April 25 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 455. Order Book VII, p. 13.
Same for 49,000l. to same as imprest for another year's interest at 5 per cent. for the unsatisfied debentures charged on the Irish Forfeitures as by the Act lately passed 6 Anne c. 27 clause 23 for Continuing several Subsidies etc. (Money order dated April 25 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 456. Order Book VII, p. 13.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte for a copy of the grant made to Lord Culpeper of 600l. per an. for 20½ years from 1683 Aug. 25 as compensation for his releasing to the Crown his grant of the quit rents and other profits in Virginia. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 297.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of all goods (except corn) exported by certificate to Scotland or to any foreign parts out of any of the ports of England, Wales or Berwick on Tweed from Feb. 1 last to May 1 next, stating therein the kinds and quantities of goods, the drawbacks, the names of the exporters and the names of the persons who make the oaths and obtain the drawbacks. The Lord Treasurer further directs that you write to the officers in Scotland to send such an account as they are able to give of the kinds and quantities of all goods imported into Scotland between the said dates and from whence and by whom imported and in what ships.
Likewise that you forthwith abstract the powers and directions of your own Commission and abbreviate the same by general words (instead of enumerating the several Duties and reciting the several Acts of Parliament) in order to the drafting of a commission for the Customs in Scotland.
Likewise to present to his Lordship a Receiver General, Secretary, Solicitor, Accomptant General and Comptroller (independent of each other) conversant in the law and practice of the Customs here, whom his Lordship thinks it necessary to send to Scotland: and to advise as to their salaries.
Likewise to attend the Attorney General for his advice in altering the forms of bonds and other instruments and despatches relating to the Customs, in view of the Act of Union. Ibid., pp. 298–9.
Same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for 2500l. to the Earl of Galway: without account: as royal bounty for his extraordinary charges and expenses as General and Commander in Chief of the Forces in Spain. Ibid., p. 300.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed abstract [missing] of Henry Vincent's receipts and payments as late Deputy Paymaster of the Forces under the Earl of Peterborough in Spain in 1705 viz. as to the manner in which said Vincent ought to pass his accounts thereof. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Michael Jones merchant shewing that 30l. 16s. 9d. is due for the hire of the ship Baltimore but the Transport Commissioners refuse to make out debentures in regard he cannot produce the counterpart of the contract, it being lost: therefore praying relief as in like cases. Reference Book VIII, p. 266.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to enlarge Mr. Nutin (late Receiver and Paymaster of the Transports) from imprisonment on payment of 3054l. by himself and his sureties and on their securing 1000l. more: all as follows
upon payment into the Exchequer of 654l. acknowledged to be in the Deputy Remembrancer's hands for the account of said Nutin by virtue of a Statute Staple: likewise upon bonds for 800l. from Frederick Pryor and for 800l. from Samuell Wood as a further lessening of Nutin's debt; likewise upon payment into the Exchequer of 2200l. by Sir Stephen Evance and 200l. by John England gent under their fidelity bonds for the said Nutin.
Thereupon the said fidelity bonds are to be delivered up.
Appending: (a) report dated Transport Office 14 Aug. 1706 signed by Samuell Atkinson and Nicho. Roope. By Nutin's accounts standing in the Transport Books on 8 June last (since which date no payment or receipt appears) he is debtor 3885l. 16s. 2d. [to the Crown]: further there is in the said account credit given for 24 warrants yet unpaid for in all 2036l. 0s. 10d.: making a total debt of 5921l. 17s. 0d. against which Nutin claims 977l. 14s. 8d. for disbursements and incidents out of which we deduct 16l. 13s. 3d. for his own salary for 27 days as being included within the time of Mr. Mason's constitution reducing same to 961l. 1s. 5d. which leaves his debt 4960l. 15s. 7d. Sir Stephen Evance has no money of Nutin's in his hands but admits a debt of 74l. 17s. 9d. to him. So far from Mr. England having money of Nutin's in his hands, we are informed that Nutin is indebted to him. (b) Report by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, dated 20 Dec. 1706. Towards the discharge of Nutin's debt I have seen 4 warrants from the Transports Commissioners by which it appears that Nutin has paid 127l. 17s. 0d. and 94l. 18s. 6d. to Andrew Chelton; and 136l. 1s. 0d. to Lawrence Goldsborough; and 131l. 14s. 8d. to John Hamond making together 490l. 11s. 2d. (c) Report by the Transport Commissioners dated 21 Jan. 1706–7 and statement of said Nutin's case and accounts as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 668–671.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay William Roach 100l. a year for the time he has acted as Receiver for Prizes at Plymouth, notwithstanding that the said Commissioners would not agree to confirm the appointment of said Roach as follows: apprehending it to be the business of the Receiver General of Prizes to appoint such an officer.
Appending: copy of the appointment dated 1702 Aug. 22 by J. Manley and Jo. Mountsteven, Subcommissioners for Prizes in said port, of said Roach as Receiver therefor. Ibid., p. 672.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 3000l. out of the revenue of Ireland for his equipage and for the expenses of his in said capacity. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII. p. 447.
April 26. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Spencer Compton (Paymaster of the Queen's private pensions and bounties loco Edward Nicholas) to receive and enjoy the salary of 400l. per an. for his said office, detaining the same to his own use out of the moneys imprested to him for such pensions etc and as in lieu of any manner of deduction by way of poundage on the payment of such pensions or bounties. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 177.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to the abovesaid Compton: as imprest for the said pensions and annuities according to the Establishments already signed for same and to such royal warrants as he shall receive from time to time. (Money order dated May 6 hereon). Ibid., p. 179. Order Book VII, p. 16.
Letter of direction for 25,400l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, out of Exchequer Bills authorised in the last Session: for services as follows: viz. £ s. d.
in part of 445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the 20,562 men acting in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
to answer several bills of exchange drawn. by the Earl of Galway from Spain for the use of the Forces there 5175 2 9
for account of clearings to the Troops in Spain, being to answer Exchequer fees and to be applied towards the charge of Hospitals “so [and therefore] to be made good again out of the poundage when deducted” 5000 0 0
more for account of clearings, being to answer Mr. Morrice's bills from Lisbon for his allowances as Deputy Paymaster there: to be made good again out of the like deduction of poundage 500 0 0
in part of 186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the 8833 Additional Forces in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for account of clearings to these Additional Forces, being to answer Exchequer fees and to be applied towards the charge of Hospitals “so to be made good” etc. as above 2000 0 0
in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1707
for the pay of the Additional General Officers, Aides de Camp and Majors of Brigades of this body to June 23 next 3731 0 0
for half a year's forage to them to the same time 282 7 6
for account of clearings to the Subject Troops forming part of said body, being to answer Exchequer fees and to be applied towards the charge of Hospitals “so to be made good” etc. as above 7000 0 0
in part of 211,762l. 16s. 10d. for the 10,000 additional men [in Flanders] anno 1707
for account of clearings to the Subject Troops forming part of this body and is to answer Exchequer fees and to be applied towards the charge of Hospitals and to be made good etc. as above 1711 9 9
£25400 0 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 272.
April 26. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present Mr. Whalley for some place in the Customs. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 297.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners relating to money paid by several of their Collectors to Deputy Lieutenants etc. for impressing seamen for the Navy. Ibid., p. 299.
Constitution for the Alienation Office in the form of an indenture between Treasurer Godolphin and James Saunderson, Thomas Plott and Christopher Stockdale, hereby constituted Commissioners for the said Office, as deputies of said Godolphin under the powers of the privy seal of 1702 May 30 which empowered the Lord Treasurer or the Treasury Lords to constitute and appoint [persons] for the managing of the [Alienation Office] revenue arising by the fines commonly called King's Fines or Queen's Fines or Fines in Chancery for purchasing writs of covenant and writs of Entry in the Post whereupon Recoveries by consent for assurance of lands are suffered: with power to the said Commissioners to compound for all fines or profits thereby arising. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 660.
April 28. Money warrant for 20l. to Christopher Obrien, clerk, for the charge of his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated April 28 hereon). (Letter of disposition dated May 2 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 457. Order Book VII, p. 13. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 273.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer agrees with your memorial of the 5th inst. touching the General Accounts of the Customs, viz. that there wants a proper cheque in the constitution of the General Account for the outports. You are to present to his Lordship some skilful person for carrying on this service from Xmas last and to propose such a salary and instructions as are fit to be given him. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 299.
Same to same to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Commissioners for Trade touching the collecting the Duty of 4½ per cent. in Barbados and applying the same towards the fortifications and other uses of the said island. Ibid.
Same to same to attend the Lord Treasurer tomorrow, prepared to be more particular in your questions relating to your memorial of the 26th inst. relating to trade after the Union. Ibid.
April 28. William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to employ Arthur Anderson in the Salt Duties. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 300.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell London praying to be included in the 4 new coastwaiters which he is told are to be added to the present number. Reference Book VIII, p. 267.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Alexander Butterworth that no new grant be made of his estate to the heirs or executors of Arthur Barnardiston until he be heard: notice to be given to Mr. Lindley at his Chambers in Grays Inn. Caveat Book, p. 61.
April 29. Money warrant for 600l. to George Stepney for three bills of extraordinaries 1705 Nov. 28 to 1706 Nov. 4 as Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated April 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 444. Order Book VII, p. 10. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Charles, Earl of Orrery, Receiver General of the revenue arising by Fines for Alienations, to pay the salary bill of said Office as follows: viz. 40l. per an. each to the 3 Commissioners as Deputies of the Lord Treasurer in said Office viz. James Saunderson, Thomas Plott and Christopher Stockdale; 40l. per an. to himself as Receiver General; 20l. per term to William Freeman Esq., Master of Chancery; 5l. per term each to Bernard Halfpenny and Thomas Webb; and likewise to pay the incidents bill of said offices as allowed by said Commissioners. Money Book XVIII, p. 456.
Letter of direction for 2818l. 3s. 10½d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List funds; to be paid over by him as follows: viz.:
£ s. d.
for repairing the Convocation House adjoining Westminster Abbey 1531 2 9
to Henry Wise for works performed last winter in the royal Gardens and Parks at Windsor, Hampton Court, Kensington and St. James's over and above what are contained in his contract for the upkeep of the Gardens 1015 2
to Michael Studholm for several repairs and amendments in her Majesty's roads to Kensington, Fulham and Newmarket 100 13 7
to Anthony Vernatty for the charge of setting up lights for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament between 1705 Oct. 22 and 1705–6 March 23 171 5 4
£2818 3 10½
Followed by: four several letters dated April 29 and May 2 from William Lowndes to said Dartiquenave to pay the above bills, that for the repair of Convocation House being entered as follows
£ s. d.
Edward Tufnell, mason 684 8 8
Widow Gregory, carpenter 337 7 7
Phillip Clarke, plumber 294 5 0
Widow Spurr, smith 37 3
John Hester, bricklayer 92 2
Edward Drew, glazier 34 11 11
David Legg, painter 8 5 10
Richard Adams, carter 22 18 0
William Dickenson for drawing etc., looking after the work and making up the bills 20 0 0
£1531 2 9
Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 273–5.
April 29. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present three persons proper to be Commissioners of Customs in Scotland. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 300.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed paper [see infra p. 255] from the Customs Commissioners containing several queries concerning merchandises from Scotland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant for felling 3 ship load of masts yearly in New England for 5 years from 1707–8 Feb. 1 pursuant to a contract made by Mr. Francis Collins with the Navy Commissioners: as desired by the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Burchet, Secretary to the Lord Admiral. Ibid., p. 301.
Entry of an order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's. Two drafts for gold and silver coin of Great Britain being this day presented to her Majesty at the Board, her Majesty with the advice of her Privy Council is pleased to approve same and to order them to be sent to her Principal Secretaries of State who are to receive her Majesty's pleasure thereupon. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 64.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Nathaniel Rich, late Receiver General for Taxes for co. Essex, shewing that he has sold his estate but is still in arrear 3419l. 9s.d.; therefore praying to compound on the payment of 1709l. 14s. 95/8d. by two of his sureties. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 134.
April 30. Royal patent constituting Algernon, Earl of Essex, as Constable of the Tower in place of Montague, Earl of Abingdon, whose patent dated 1702 June 17 is hereby determined. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 323–5.
Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Garter, for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the support of the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated April 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 459. Order Book VII, p. 14. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 273.
April 30. William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. De la Rose and Mr. Whetham for employment in the Excise in Scotland. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 301.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on like petitions for employment in the Customs there viz. from Thomas Knox; Hump. Willet; Mr. Rossington; John Henley; Robert Bell a Customs officer at Newcastle; Mr. Moore an officer of the revenue in Ireland; Benj. Robinson; Daniel Dunbabin; Mr. Walker one of the searchers of London port. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to refund to several merchants and others of the port of Bristol the sum of 3088l. 8s. 0d. paid by them for interest on Customs bonds payable before 1705–6 Feb. 6: all as by the Act of 4/5 Anne c. 18 clause 27. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 30.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Gourdan et al. merchants of Edinburgh shewing that they had her Majesty's pass for the ship Vigilant to sail from Cadiz in Spain to any port of England or Scotland; that pursuant thereto she arrived in the Downs with Spanish wines and fruit but is seized as forfeited, being manned only with Spaniards, “she being taken as prize by the Spaniards and condemned in their Court of Admiralty the petitioners esteemed her qualified as a free Spanish ship to be under like liberty with Spanish ships condemned at Doctors Commons that are allowed to be manned with Englishmen to bring goods to Cadiz”: therefore praying that they may not suffer for their mistake. Reference Book VIII, pp. 267–8.