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'Warrant Books: May 1707, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 285-299. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90472 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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May 1707, 21–31

May 21. Money warrant for 53l. 4s. 8d. to Sir John Guise bart. for the surplusage on his account of the money received by him for the pay of a Regiment late under him between 12 Nov. 1688 and 6 January following. (Money order dated May 17 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 23 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 465. Order Book VII, p. 31. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 284.
Same for 20l. each to Thomas Phillips, Jonathan Evans and Richard Weeks clerks, for the charge of their passage to Antigua, Virginia and Jamaica respectively whither they are going chaplains. (Money order dated May 21 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 23 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 465. Order Book VII, p. 18. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 284.
May 21. Letter of direction for 56l. 5s. 0d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, the Treasurer of the Chamber: out of the late King's arrears of Civil List money: and is to be paid to John Thornburgh, one of the messengers to the late King, for l¼ years' arrears on his salary to 1702 Lady day. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 283.
Same for 15,703l. 5s. 9d. to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans on Malt anno 1707: and is to be applied to subsistence and clearings of the Guards and Garrisons from May 23 inst. to June 24 next. Ibid., p. 284.
William Lowndes to said Howe to raise 5414l. 15s. 4d. on the tallies and orders on Malt in your hands anno 1706: [by discounting same with any persons at 5 per cent.]: for services as follows: viz. £ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
for one year's clearings to 1706 Dec. 23 for the Guards in Spain 4285 16 8
for the clearings of the Companies at Bermudas from April 25 to the same time 167 7 6
for one year's clearings to the Company at Newfoundland to the same time 769 2 6
for the pay of the Earl of Orrery's additional men from the days of raising to the same time 114 4 0
for one year's allowance to the same time for Contingencies for the Company at Newfoundland 50 0 0
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men in sea service anno 1706
for the respited pay of Lieut. Cason of Lord Paston's Regiment, to wit from 1706 Aug. 25 to Dec. 23 28 4 8
£5414 15 4
Ibid., pp. 284–5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners [England] to attend the Lord Treasurer on Friday with the names of officers fit to go to Scotland in the room of such as decline to go thither. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 310.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to distribute the proceeds of the sale of the prize wines taken in the St. Joseph of Bayonne as follows: viz. 1705l. 5s. 11½d. towards the Duty of 15l. per ton appropriated on prize wines and the remaining 1428l. 19s.d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 33.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of the keepers of Hyde Park for several necessary repairs in said park, to wit repairing the lodges, ditching the road, mending and cleaning the ponds etc. Reference Book VIII, p. 303.
May 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners [sic for the Principal Commissioners for Prizes] to depute Nathaniel Terry as agent for prizes at Dartmouth loco Thomas Newman at a quantum meruit for his services. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 680.
May 22. Same by same to the Navy Commissioners to pay 1536l. 16s. 5d. to the executors of dead Lieutenants as follows of the two late Marine Regiments commanded by the Marquess of Carmarthen and Sir Cloudesley Shovell; for their pay from 1696–7 Feb. 17 (the time to which they are cleared) to 1698 September and October (when they were broke): viz. of the first Regiment Lieutenants Browne, Christian, Dixon, Brough, Grace, Golding, Harris, Leary: of the second Regiment Lieutenants Lloyd, Burke, Dougherty, Sanger, Lancaster, Cragg, Doyley, Vaughan, Desbordes. Money Book XVIII, p. 467.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of Wales of the petition of Sir Thomas Mansell, Comptroller of the Household, concerning the office of Chamberlain of South Wales granted to his father by Charles II within the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan and of Steward of the Courts Leet within all the manors and lordships of Pembroke, West Pembroke, East Pembroke, Tenby St. Florence, Emlyn Dyffimbryan, Maynwardy Castle and the Lordship of Haverford West, Rockpull and Stainton, St. Ismaels, Camros and Rowse co. Pembroke and of Penkelley co. Brecon. Reference Book VIII, p. 271.
May 23. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a Commission for the Customs in Scotland: the Commissioners to be Sir Alexander Rigby, James Isaacson, Lionel Norman, Sir Robert Dixon, and William Boyle; with all powers, directions and other clauses mutatis mutandis as in the present Commission of the Customs in England: with the salary of 400l. per an. each. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 192.
Same to same for a great seal to erect and create an office of Inspector of the Outports Collectors' Accounts for England, Wales and Berwick on Tweed and to appoint thereto George Langton of Langton co. Lincoln: with the salary of 400l. per an. for himself and 200l. for 4 clerks as from Xmas last: all for the easier despatch and better cheque of the General Accounts of the Customs; he to examine the said collectors' vouchers, to receive and enter the schedules of all bonds and to compare, with the Comptroller General, the said Collectors' accounts quarterly: all as proposed by the Customs Commissioners of England. Ibid., pp. 192–3.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 602l. 2s. 5d. to William, Lord Cheyne as son and heir of Charles, Lord Cheyne, as in full of the principal and interest remaining due on the 1869l. 15s.d. which was the purchase money intended to be paid for certain parcels of land agreed to be conveyed to the Chelsea College or Hospital. (Money warrant dated June 4 hereon). (Money order dated June 10 hereon). (Letter of disposition dated June 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 208. Money Book XIX, p. 4. Order Book VII, p. 29, Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
May 23. William Lowndes to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to raise 14,706l. 0s.d. on tallies and orders in your hands on Land Tax anno 1707 [by discounting same] with any persons at 5 per cent.: and to apply same together with the 15,703l. 5s. 9d. this day directed to be issued to you at the Exchequer out of loans on Malt anno 1707 (making in all 30,409l. 6s.d.) for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1707
for 33 days' subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England from May 23 inst. to June 24 next 9379 16 3
for 59 days' clearings for the said Troops and Regiments from Feb. 25 to April 24 last 8275 7 10
for pay for same time to several Garrisons 2365 0
for one year's clearings to Dec. 23 next for the Company at Newfoundland 961 12 6
on account of Contingencies for said Company for same year 50 0 0
on account of ditto as her Majesty's bounty to Col. Russell in consideration of his extraordinary expense and loss by being taken prisoner in Spain etc. 400 0 0
on account of ditto, which with 1651l. 15s. 4d. saved by the pay of dismounted men is to complete 1800l. for levy money for 150 horses at 12l. each to make good the like number delivered last year to the French Dragoons by the Regiments of Brigadier Carpenter and the Earl of Essex 148 4 8
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men in sea service anno 1707
for the same 33 days' subsistence for the Regiments of Erle, Moredaunt, Paston, Townesend and Levysay 4260 10 5
for the same 59 days' clearance for the said Regiments 3850 19 7
to Col. Townsend's Regiment for several respits to Feb. 24 last removed by royal warrant 48 6 0
in part of 5000l. for the Invalids anno 1707
for 59 days' pay to April 24 [last] for the 4 Companies [of Invalids] 504 9 0
for the pay of the reduced men to that time 165 0 0
£30409 6
Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 285–6.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay 4000l. as follows for quietening her Majesty's possession of Chatham Dock in accordance with the report of the Attorney General and the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on [condition of] Mr. Higgons (for himself and his wife and her four daughters and their trustees and mortgagees) conveying to the Crown the three acres as advised by Sir Simon Harcourt, Attorney General: viz. l.
to said Higgons for himself and his wife 1200
to Irene Cæsar, Margaret Cæsar, Mary Cæsar and Alice Cæsar, 700l. each 2800
£4000
In the margin: “Mr. Attorney General. On settling the deeds purchase fund [it] is necessary for this distribution to be altered. See another subsequent direction.” Disposition Book XVIII, p. 283.
May 23. Letter of direction for 3993l. 6s. 6d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: 841l. 1s.d. thereof out of the surplus on Malt anno 1702 and the remaining 3152l. 5s.d. out of Subsidies anno 1703: and is to be applied to the head of Wages in further part of the quotas to that head for those years and to be paid over to sundry Officers of the Marine Regiments, their executors etc., that were broke in 1698; as in full of their pay. Ibid., p. 280.
Same for 242l. to same: out of the rent of Hackney Coaches: and is to be paid over to Col. Robert Hunter, whom her Majesty hath lately appointed Governor of Virginia, as towards the charge and expense of transporting himself and family to that Government. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to shew all favour and dispatch to A. de Matucot [Andrei Artamonovich Matvyeev], Ambassador from Muscovy, in the matter of his Rhine wines imported by him from The Hague and stopped at the Custom House.
Appending: said Ambassador's letter dated London May 22. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 310.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report what additional room may be made in the House of Commons; in what time and at what estimate. Ibid., p. 311.
Same to Capt. Townesend concerning the 500 trees for Portsmouth Dock. The Lord Treasurer is awaiting the Navy Commissioners report on [Mr. Wilcox's] the Surveyor General of Woods' representation ut supra p. 284. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Godolphin. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your memorial of the 2nd inst. concerning the arrears of the land revenues of Wales which were due and owing at Michaelmas 1698 and the schedules thereof as by the warrant of 1702 June 24. His Lordship is very sensible that the Receivers or sub-collectors thereof may before this have received many of the arrears so depending and set in super on accounts which terminated at Michaelmas 1698, and that it will be of ill consequence for the tenants to be troubled again for such paid arrears.
You are to enter on the schedules all supers that have been so answered. Thereupon his lordship can give order without groundless vexation to the tenants. Ibid.
May 23. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. There remains in the hands of the Navy Treasurer 893l. 18s. 8d. in tallies and orders on the second 2s. Aid to answer bills made out for the debt called the “old debt” of the Navy; and the bills for the said sum have been listed for payment out of the said tallies these 5 years past and upwards and no persons have appeared to claim or demand the same. You are to publish the names of the persons for whom the said tallies and orders are reserved and the sums payable to them respectively and that unless they claim the debt within a limited time the said tallies and orders will be disposed of and applied to other services of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 312.
Same [to same] for a copy of the contract made by you with Mr. [Francis] Collins for masts for 5 years, in order to its being transmitted to the Surveyor of her Majesty's woods in America. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Richard Johnson druggist shewing that he bought from the said Commissioners a parcel of Vinellos for 1000l. and has paid 340l. in part thereof, but on opening the cases found much thereof undamaged and worthless and the Customs officers have allowed him 40 pound weight for such damaged part and he has therefore applied to the Prizes Commissioners for a corresponding allowance. Reference Book VIII, p. 271.
Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, of the petition of Major Benson, of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Lord Raby, shewing that he has been twice taken prisoner in going to his command and lost 500l. in money and equipage: therefore praying consideration. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, of the petition of the Captains of the four Companies of Invalids praying that the said Companies may be paid when the army is subsisted and that they may be clothed as formerly “and each man 2 shirts and 2 neckcloths.” Ibid., p. 272.
Same to William Ettrick, John Dod and John Warters of the petition of Thomas Parry, wine cooper to the Prize Office, praying payment of 486l. 17s. 10d. for the charges of himself and servants in looking after the cargo taken in the ship Pearle. Ibid., p. 273.
May 24. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to discharge Robert Lucy, his heirs, etc., of and from the sum of 580l. 6s.d. set in super on him and remaining due at the foot of his declared account as late Receiver of the Temporalities of the bishopric of St. Davids between 1699 Aug. 3 and 1701–2 Feb. 11 and of and from the sum of 341l. 0s.d. by him received since the latter date; and likewise to discharge Walter Jefferys (who succeeded said Lucy in said Receivership) of and from the sum of 43l. 9s. 11½d. of rents in his hands received from the tenants of said bishopric: and further to grant to George, now bishop of St. Davids, the arrears of the said tenants amounting to 571l. 4s. 9d. and returned in arrear on the said tenants in the said Lucy's accounts: in consideration of the charges said bishop has been at in paying his First Fruits and in repairing the dilapidations of the palace at Abergwilly, the College and Chapel of Brecon and the school house and other houses belonging to the said bishopric. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 194–6.
May 24. Royal sign manual for 200l. to Capt. James Jefferyes “whom we have directed to attend our good brother the King of Sweden as a volunteer in his army”: and is for his equipage: without accompt. (Money warrant dated June 4 hereon). (Money order dated June 9 hereon). (Letter of disposition dated June 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 197. Order Book VII, p. 31. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to deliver to George Yeo the prize wines taken out of the ship White Pearl: as reward: he having given the first intimation of the collusive capture of said ship: he to be obliged to export same to foreign parts. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant accordingly to the Customs Commissioners dated May 27 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 207.
Royal sign manual for 805l. 17s. 6d. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, 500l. thereof for a present to the Ambassador from Morocco; 100l. [for a same] to his companion; 100l. to his secretary; 30l. to his interpreter; 30l. for clothing his slaves; and the remaining 45l. 17s. 6d. for Exchequer fees and other charges on the receipt of this money. (Money warrant dated June 4 hereon). (Money order dated June—hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Ibid, p. 193. Order Book VII, p. 25. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Letter of direction for 200l. to the Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: to be applied to the finishing the repairs necessary at the Record Office in the Tower. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 286, XIX, p. 10.
Same for 1091l. 2s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: as in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706: and is to pay the offreckonings of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons for 6 months from 1705 Dec. 24 to 1706 June 23. Ibid. XVIII, p. 286.
May 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, to enter from time to time in a particular book by itself all directions made by the Auditor of the Receipt for the issuing of Exchequer Bills for the use of the war under the terms of the Act 5 Anne [6 Anne c. 21] (for Continuing the Duties on Houses to secure a yearly fund for Circulating Exchequer Bills) and to put his recordatur thereto so that it may appear that the said issue is recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Pells: and to take care that the issue of the said Bills of Credit do not exceed the sum of 1,500,000l. [as by said Act]: and to make certificate weekly to the Lord Treasurer of what sums by the said Bills are issued and to whom, so that it may appear when the said issue of 1,500,000l. is completed: and likewise to take care that every particular accountant to whom the said Bills are issued be duly charged in their imprest rolls therewith. Money Book XVIII, p. 462.
May 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow items as follow in the Earl of Orford's ultimate account as Treasurer of the Navy viz.: £ s. d.
for losses of money as sworn to by his clerk or agent 302 6 9
fees and charges in passing the whole of his accounts 1230 11 0
salaries of several clerks, John Coupland, Samuell Marwood, John Silvester, for carrying on the affair respecting interest on tallies and other services 392 10 0
reward to George Dodington, his Paymaster, for paying away balances etc. after said Treasurer laid down his place and for taking in all perfect bills brought in by sundry persons to clear their imprests etc. 1500 0 0
£3425 7 9
Appending: (1) memorial to Treasurer Godolphin from the said Earl of Orford dated 1706 Aug. 12 enclosing (a) a list of sums imprested to the Master and Wardens of Surgeons Hall by bills assigned on the Treasurer of the Navy in behalf of the surgeons of 6 ships detailed where the surgeons did not receive the money by reason of serving in another ship or not being mentioned in the bill etc.; (b) a list of bills wrongly cast, whereby overpayments were made; (c) sums over paid or doubly paid in paying seamen's wages (d) defalcations overpaid.
(2) memorial to same from said George Dodington dated 1706 July 24 containing a statement of some losses, to a total of 142l. 2s. 0d. which happened in the Navy Treasurer's Office between 1675 May 4 and 1699 Sept. 30.
(3) memorial to same from said Earl of Orford dated 1706 Aug. 12 enclosing (a) account of fees paid on passing his accounts between 1689 and 1699; (b) affidavit by John Coupland as to payment of said fees; (c) account of salaries paid by the said Earl of Orford between 1704 Lady day and 1706 June 24.
(4) memorial to same from said George Dodington dated 1704 July 26 as to his performing the service of Paymaster, Cashier and Accomptant from Michaelmas 1699 when the Earl of Orford laid down his employment to Lady day 1704 as by the Treasury Lords' directions. Ibid., pp. 468–479.
William Lowndes to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes. You have brought an action against Sir William Whetston who is appointed to command the Squadron which is to look after the enemy's ships at Dunkirk, and the same may be of prejudice to him with respect to that command. You are forthwith to certify the Lord Treasurer the cause of the said action and to take care that it hinder not his duty therein. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 133.
May 26. Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Max. Gollop and Jasper Colson of Dorchester, sureties for Peter Clinton who was distributor of stamped paper in co. Dorset, who failed indebted 3000l. to the Queen and died in prison: petitioners being unable to satisfy said debt by reason of losses and misfortunes. Reference Book VIII, p. 272.
May 27. Money warrant for 110l. to Samuell Powell, Sergeant-at-Arms attending the House of Commons, to be disbursed among the messengers of said House and their assistants, the doorkeepers and the person who delivers out the Votes: as reward for their attendance during the last Session. (Money order dated May 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 23 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 480. Order Book VII, p. 21. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 284).
Same for 500l. to William Borret as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated May 28 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 480. Order Book VII, p. 22. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Same for 1259l. 10s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for tallies of loan etc. 12,595 in all ut supra p. 276, levied and stricken by them for the service of the Crown without fees between Michaelmas 1706 and Easter 1707. (Money order dated May 26 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 480. Order Book VII, p. 20. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Nicholas to pay 251l. 8s. 6d. as follows viz.: £ s. d.
to Edward Godfrey for fees paid at the Exchequer 175 17 6
to said Nicholas for a clerk 25 0 0
to Paul Joddrell for votes [of the Houses supplied] for her Majesty's use from 1704 Dec. 24 to 1707 April 24. 20 11 0
to Charles Bint and Thomas Boniface for 1707 Lady day quarter's allowance, being employed in her Majesty's service in carrying the Votes and other business 30 0 0
£251 8 6
Money Book XVIII, p. 482.
Letter of direction for 22,500l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Exchequer Bills authorised by the late Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 21]: and is for services following viz.: £ s. d.
in part of 445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the 20,562 men in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
to answer the royal warrant for royal bounty to the Earl of Galway for his extraordinary charges etc. as General and Commander for her Majesty's Forces in Spain 2500 0 0
for 2 months' subsistence on account for the Regiments of Pierce, Sankey, Newton and Stanwix gone for Portugal 6533 2 0
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by the Earl of Galway for the service of the Forces in Spain 5516 8 2
for subsistence upon account for several Regiments in Spain from June 24 next, being intended for the families of the Officers and for other occasions (to be supplied here) of the said Regiments 4000 0 0
in part of 186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the 8833 Additional Forces in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for subsistence, upon account, from June 24 next being intended for the families of the Officers and other occasions ut supra 3950 9 10
£22500 0 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 286.
May 27. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out Navy bills for repaying to Josiah Burchett and his clerks, detailed, the various sums, detailed, amounting in all to 289l. 7s. 0d., paid by them for taxes anno 1706. Ibid. XIX, pp. 2–3.
Same to Mr. Baker, Mr. Gostlin, Mr. Dod and Mr. Waiters to consider the enclosed petition, report and votes [all missing] relating to the owners and freighters of the ship Worcester lately seized and condemned in Scotland. What were the grounds on which Sir Edward Northey, Sir Simon Harcourt, Sir John Cooke and Dr. Brampston made the report mentioned by the Committee of the House of Commons, and what were the real damages sustained by the petitioners by reason of the said seizure and what is fit to be allowed them in respect thereof?Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 312, 344.
Same to the Queen's printers to send to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, 2 sets of the Acts of last Session, 100 [copies of the] Acts against Mutiny and Desertion and the like number [of ditto] for Raising Recruits for the Land Forces and 200 books of the Articles of War. Ibid., p. 313.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for a noli prosequi to the information against the ship Vigilant, Estevan de Suazo [master], which obtained a pass in January last to sail from Cadiz to any part of England or Scotland with goods of the growth or manufacture of Spain etc. ut supra p. 254.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on the petition of James Gourdon senr. and James Majoribank, merchants in Edinburgh, in the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 40–41.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute William Gilpin Esq. as Comptroller of Carlisle port loco William Baines gent lately deceased. Ibid., p. 42.
May 27. Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of John Davison et al. for a lease of several marsh lands deserted by the sea on the coasts of Lincoln and Norfolk which are found by an inquisition to be in the Crown. Travers is to report how long the present occupiers have been in possession. Reference Book VIII, p. 272.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent under the Exchequer seal to grant to Edward Cheek the office of High Steward of the manor of Havering at Bower in Essex vacant by the demise of the late Queen Dowager.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General. The ancient fee of the steward and bailiff was 11l. and Mr. Conyers who had that office when the Queen Dowager died had 6l. as a fee and 5l. more for his expenses at the Courts “which amounts to the same sum.” Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 680.
Same by same to same for a lease to William and Edward Kemp of premises ut supra Treasury Calendar vol. XX, p. 747, being a tenement in Netherton, co. Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior and of the late Priory of Launceston and now of the Duchy of Cornwall; for 99 years terminable on the lives of the said William and of John and Mary, his son and daughter.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by deputy auditor John Tailor and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury subscription of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., XIX, pp. 681–3, XX, p. 83.
May 28. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital to admit Robert Stapylton, late a Lieutenant in the Queen's Own Regiment of Horse, to be Second Major of the said Hospital; in consideration of his long services in the Army, with such salary, perquisites, conveniences etc. as are at present allowed on the Establishment of said Hospital to the Steward thereof: which office of Steward is hereby abolished as useless. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 209.
Money warrant for 62l. 9s. 3d. to William Atwood, late Chief Justice of the Province of New York in America, for 76 days on his fee of 300l. per an. from 1702 Lady day to 1702 June 9, the day he was suspended from that employment by the Chief Governor of the said Province. (Money order dated May 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 479. Order Book VII, p. 24. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
William Lowndes to Mr. Painton. I have read to my Lord your memorial relating to the arrears in your hands of the revenues of South Wales and the sum owing to Henry D'Nassau, seigneur D' D'Auverquerque, on his annuity of 1200l. charged on the Crown revenues of the Principality of Wales. You are forthwith to comply with the warrant of March 20 last supra p. 211. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 313.
May 28. William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to put in hand forthwith the enlargement of the House of Commons, according to your report and estimate [not here entered]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 314.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to employ Mr. Bruere's son as an accomptant; he having been several years in the [Imprests] Auditors' Office. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret to carry on at the Queen's expense the prosecutions as in the enclosed report [missing] from Sir Edward Northey, late Attorney General, on the memorial of Sir John Trevor, Constable of her Majesty's Castle of Flint for the preserving of her Majesty's rights and the peace of the town of Flint. “My Lord Treasurer expects you should lay before him every term a list of the prosecutions under your care.” Ibid.
May 29. Letter of direction for 4900l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Malt anno 1707: and is to be paid to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, upon account towards paying subsistence in money to the prisoners at war from the month of September 1706: three fifths thereof to be placed to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling. (William Lowndes dated same date to the Navy Commissioners to assign said payment to Savery accordingly). Disposition Book XVIII, p. 286.
Same for 569l. to Charles Mason, Treasurer for the Transport Service: out of loans on Malt 1707: and is to answer bills of exchange from Lisbon for so much imprested to the masters of 7 ships hired by the Agents for Transports there to carry wheat to Alicante. Ibid., p. 287.
Same for 1543l. 6s. 1d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of the Malt surplus anno 1705: and is in part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 additional men anno 1705 and to be applied towards their subsistence and clearings. Ibid.
Same for 4200l. to same: out of loans on Malt 1707: for services following viz.: l.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d.for Guards and Garrisons anno 1707
to pay the disabled outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital from 1706 Dec. 24 to 1707 June 24, which charge is meant to be borne out of the savings on this establishment by respits 3000
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d.for 5000 men in sea service anno 1707
for account of subsistence to [the Regiment of] Col. Lillingston, gen. [sic? for gone] to the Leeward Islands 1200
£4200
Ibid., p. 288.
May 29. William Lowndes to same to apply the above 1543l. 6s 1d. out of Malt 1705 and a further 2432l. 19s. 10¼d. remaining undisposed in your hands of the tallies and orders on Low Wines put into your hands for the service of the year 1705, for services following viz.:
in part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 additional men anno 1705
for clearings to Brigadier Gorges Regiment from 25 May 1705 to Dec. 23 following 2946 12 11¼
to repay to Charles Fox so much by him advanced to Col. John Colefeild's Regiment forming part of said body, on account of their subsistence upon their embarcation in Ireland 1029 13 0
£3976 5 11¼
The persons accepting said tallies and orders shall have 6 per cent interest allowed them. Ibid, XIX, p. 1.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. In your memorial you desire an issue of 27,081l. 19s. 9d. for carrying on the Course 0 your office. Please send my Lord Treasurer an account to what time the Course is already cleared and how much further this sum would carry same. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 315.
May 30. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 3525l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for 3 quarters to 1707 Lady day on her annuity of 4700l.Money Book XVII, p. 474.
Allowance by same of the Transport Office salary bill, detailed, for 1707 Lady day quarter: total 607l. 12s. 3d.Money Book XIX, p. 32.
Money order for last Easter term for the 6 Welsh Judges: viz. 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester; 75l. to Phillip Neave as Chief Justice of Pembroke Carmarthen and Cardigan; 75l. to Thomas Webb as Second Justice of same; 75l. to William Banastre as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor; 75l. to Charles Cox as Second Justice of same; 75l. to John Hook as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. Order Book VII, p. 33. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Letter of direction for 37,986l. 6s. 5d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Malt anno 1707: and is intended for the Victualling and to be applied to the payment of bills of exchange. Disposition Book XIX, p. 2.
Same for 11,450l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Exchequer Bills authorised by the late Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 21]: and is for services following viz.: £ s. d.
in part of 150,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain
for Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordance, to defray the charge of sundry arms and accoutrements provided by the Office of Ordnance for the King of Spain: pursuant to the Queen's pleasure of the 20th inst 8209 14 0
for William Churchill and Richard Harnage in part of 3256l. 10s. 0d. resting to be paid them to complete 23,256l. 10s. 0d. for several species of clothing furnished by them for her Majesty's [Army's] use 3240 6 0
£11450 0 0
Disposition Book XIX, p. 2.
May 30. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Mr. Graydon of security for his office of Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, North Britain. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 317.
Same to Mr. Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office, enclosing an extract [missing] of a memorial from Geo. Dodington, Paymaster to the Earl of Orford late Treasurer of the Navy. Please stop the sum of 78l. 10s. 8d. therein mentioned as due to the said Earl of Orford from Mr. Palmes, by detaining same out of the next quarterly payment on his [Palmes's] pension of 1000l. per an. out of the Post Office. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] for payment of the arrear of a pension of 200l. per an. granted to Capt. Francis Mansell, Barbara, his wife, and Charles and Francis their sons. Are any of the lives in being?Ibid., p. 314.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to attend the Attorney General for his opinion on the enclosed draft [missing] of a commission of enquiry after embezzlement of prizes in the several islands and places in the West Indies under her Majesty's jurisdiction. According to letters from the West Indies there is an absolute necessity that same be dispatched. Ibid., p. 315.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Dame Mary Everard and Henry Pascal], the executors of Sir Hugh Everard late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Essex, on the said Everard's debt; which they propose to clear at the latter end of June.
Prefixing: report by the Agents for Taxes on the petition of said executors. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 148–9.
May 31. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint George Tilson to be Auditor of Excise in Scotland: during pleasure: with the fee or salary of 200l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 197.
The like for John Parsons as Comptroller of Excise in Scotland with the like fee or salary. Ibid., p. 198.
The like for Charles Graydon as Receiver General and Cashier of Customs in Scotland with the salary of 300l. for himself and 230l. for clerks. Ibid., pp. 198–9.
May 31. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Lord Admiral an extract from several letters sent to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes by Alexander Hamilton, their Agent for Prizes at Jamaica, relating to prizes taken in those parts, wherein he represents some embezzlements of prizes there by the Commanders of her Majesty's ships of war. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 315.
Same to William Blathwayte to report on the enclosed address [missing] from the Governor, Council and General Assembly of the Province of Maryland touching the application by Col. Blakeston, the late Governor, of a sum of money of the 3½d. per hogshead to other uses than the same was granted for. Ibid.,
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Principal Commissioners for Prizes relating to the better accompting for the value of prizes taken in America. Ibid.
Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Godolphin of John Wilcox as Surveyor of Houses loco Henry Child whose commission is hereby revoked. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 149.