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June 1707, 1-10

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'Warrant Books: June 1707, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 299-316. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90473 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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June 1707, 1–10

June 1. Warrant by same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to reserve and apply the sum of 6461l. 11s. 11d. (being the surplus or overplus remaining in the Exchequer on this day of the five sevenths of the 9d. per barrel Excise appropriated to make good the fund of the Bank of England) for and towards making good such quarterly payments on the annuities purchased in pursuance of the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne c. 2] for Settling a Fund for payment of Annuities etc. as shall incur or grow due at or before Michaelmas 1710: all as by the said Act.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said surplus. Money Book XVIII, p. 486.
June 2. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Samuell Barnardiston, Samuel Barnardiston and Thomas Daeth, the surviving executors of Arthur Barnardiston, of the extended lands of Alexander Butterworth in co. Lanes, and of all the Crown title thereto, being lands which were seized into the hands of the Crown 1675 April 19 on account of said Butterworth's bonds concerning the Hearthmoney Farm in trust for Sir Richard Pigott, Perient Trott and Humphrey Beane then Farmers of said Hearth-money and which lands were by royal patent of 1676 October 12 granted to Sir Richard Lloyd for the period of the extent thereof and the said Lloyd assigned the same to said Arthur Barnardiston as security for a great sum of money: and the said executors cannot recover possession of the said lands by reason of a clerical error of date in the said royal patent as appeared in a trial of ejectment which they brought at Lancaster Assizes: the present grant being to rectify the said mistake and to grant the arrears of rents and profits of said lands accrued since the said royal patent, by reason the Crown is only a royal trustee for the Farmers of the Hearthmoney and the said Arthur Barnardiston has a title under them to the trust of the said Extent and ought therefore to have the full benefit of the same: and further Sir Edward Northey, late Attorney General, has reported that if the said Alexander Butterworth (who petitioned to be heard before any grant pass of his said extended estate but who on a hearing did not make it appear that the said debt is paid) can hereafter make it appear that the debt is satisfied he will be relieved against the Extent in the Exchequer Court.
Appending: particular made out by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, giving a detailed schedule of said lands in Hundersfield, Spotland, Belfield, Crofthead, Butterworth, Castleton, Manchester, Dutton Hall in Ribchester and other items in Ribchester. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 199–200.
June 2. William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to pay the Duchess of Cleveland 3525l. ut supra p. 297 by weekly payments of 100l. from the expiry of her previous warrant. Disposition Book XIX, p. 3.
Same to Mr. Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to make a demand [in his usual weekly memorial for money] for one year's subsistence in advance for the soldiers at Newfoundland, in accordance with the enclosed letter [missing] from the Commissioners for Trade [and Plantations] representing the necessity for same. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 316.
Same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 12,490l., for a moiety of 24,980l., for small clothing furnished by William Churchill and Richard Harnage for the Forces acting in Spain and Portugal. Ibid.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt]. What progress is made towards making a new wine gallon and the [standard] weights and measures for Scotland?Ibid., p. 317.
Same to the Earl of Sunderland enclosing a representation [missing] concerning mismanagement in the affair of exchanging her Majesty's subjects that are prisoners in France. Please lay a true state thereof before the Queen, in order to directions for preventing the like mischief for the future. Ibid.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer to hear and settle the dispute between the Customs Commissioners and some of the East India Company concerning the security to be given by said Company upon the going out of their ships this year for the East Indies. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Christopher Stockdale, one of the Commissioners in the Alienation Office, to appoint Leonard Streate as his deputy therein. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 683.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a commission to Sir Andrew Hume and 24 others, detailed, to be Commissioners for the Equivalent, for answering to Scotland the sum of 398,085l. 10s. 0d. agreed upon by the 15th article of the Treaty of Union (and the respective covering Acts of Parliament) being an equivalent for what the subjects of Scotland should be charged towards payment of such of the public debts of England incurred before the Union as were chargeable on the Customs and Excises, which Customs and Excises from the date of the Union would be payable by the said subjects of Scotland on an equality with the subjects of England under the terms of the said Treaty, and for preserving an equality of trade throughout the United Kingdom: the same being according to the proportions which the Customs in Scotland at the time of the Treaty (being 30,000l. per an.) did bear to the Customs in England (being computed at 1,341,559l. per an.) and the proportion likewise of the Excises in Scotland at said time (being 33,500l. per an.) to the Excises in England (computed at 947,602l. per an.): secondly in case the Customs and Excise of Scotland should increase beyond the said sums as a result of the happy Union the said increase was for the term of 7 years agreed to be set apart to uses as therein and a further proportion to be allowed and paid to Scotland thereon in proportion to such part of the said increase as should be applicable to the said debts of England: and generally, and further thirdly, it was agreed by the said Article that an Equivalent should be answered to Scotland for such parts of the English debts as Scotland might thereafter become liable to pay by reason of the Union other than such for which appropriations on the Customs and Excise had been made by Parliament in England: and as to the uses to which the said Equivalent moneys were to be applied the same were to be in the first place as consideration for losses which private persons might sustain by reducing the coin of Scotland to the standard and value of the coin of England: in the next place to pay the paid up Capital Stock or Fund of the African and Indian Company of Scotland with 5 per cent, interest thereon from date of payment (the Capital stocks and the debts of said Companies not exceeding 232,884l. 5s. 02/3d. at the 1st May 1707): and thereafter in the third place all the balance of the said three items of Equivalents were to applied to pay all the public debts of Scotland as should be adjusted by the then present Parliament (being such debts only as were due half to the Civil List and half to the Army [in Scotland] since 1689 May 27); and further the sum of 2000l. per an. for 7 years from Martinmas last for encouraging and promoting the manufacture of coarse wool in those shires which produce the wool, and at the expiry of said term the same [annual sum] to be wholly applied towards the encouraging and promoting the Fisheries and such other manufactures and improvements in Scotland as might most conduce to the general good of the United Kingdom.
The abovesaid Commissioners are hereby appointed to carry out all the above dispositions, payments and applications: with power to inspect the books of the Customs and Excise and all other Duties from whence an Equivalent may arise to Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 29–39.
[?June 2]. Draft form of royal letters patent dated June—appointing and empowering Thomas Maddocks (who is Cashier of the Bank of England) as Attorney to receive from the Exchequer the 398,085l. 10s. 0d. due for the abovesaid Equivalent and to give acquittance for same.
Followed by: approval dated June 14 by Sir Simon Harcourt, Attorney General, of said draft. Ibid., pp. 44–5.
June 3. William Lowndes to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, for a copy of the order which was agreed here [in the Treasury] yesterday to foe sent to the Earl of Galway in Spain concerning the Forces there. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 318.
Notice by Treasurer Godolphin to the Goldsmiths Company to return a jury of goldsmiths for the making the Standard Pieces of gold and silver for the trial of the coin within the Kingdom of Great Britain in conformity with the Act of Union “and to signify to them that they appear before me at this place on the 6th of June inst. at 10 of the clock in the forenoon to be sworn for performing the said service.” Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 683.
June 4. Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Barclay, clerk, towards the charge of his passage to New York, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated June 4 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 476. Order Book VII, p. 22. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for 1706 Sept. 29 quarter's fee or salary as Library Keeper to her Majesty. (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 405. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Same for 119l. 13s. 10d. to William Popple jun., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for the incidents bill of said Commissioners for half a year to Xmas last. (Money order dated June 5 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 11 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 482. Order Book VII, p. 23. Disposition Book XIX, p. 8.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Windham to be distributed among the eight doorkeepers of the House of Peers (himself being one) as reward for their attendance and service during the last Session of Parliament. (Money order dated June 5 hereon). (Letter of direction dated May 23 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 483. Order Book VII, p. 24. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 284.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply and pay 782l. 11s. 2d. to the clothiers of Col. Collingwood's Regiment for clothes and accoutrements furnished to the said Regiment in 1698 upon their being then ordered to the West Indies which clothing was intended to be paid for in like manner as the clothing of the Regiments in England and 1417l. 8s. 10d. having been paid thereon on a money warrant of 1704 Sept. 25 (as in part of the total bill of 2200l.) out of moneys remaining in said Earl's hands of the produce of reversionary annuities and returned debentures, since which time the further sum of 827l. 14s.d. is come into said Earl's hands out of the like returned debentures: all in accordance with the Act 2–3 Anne c. 18 clause 28, for the Additional Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage. Money Book XVIII, p. 483.
[?June 4]. Money warrant for 174l. 16s. 8d. to the officers, detailed, at Hampton Court for one year at Lady day last on their several fees and allowances as follows:
per an.
William Young as Steward and Feodary of the manor of Hampton Court by patent from Charles II dated 1677 April 7 during the life of Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland and George, Duke of Northumberland 10 0 0
ditto as Bayliff of the manor of East Moulsey by the same patent 1 0 0
ditto as Bayliff of the manor of Hampton Court by the same patent 2 0 0
ditto as Lieutenant and Keeper of the Chase at Hampton Court by the same patent 10 0 0
Jasper English as Keeper of the Mansion House [of Hampton Court] as assignee of William Young and the said Duchess by the same patent 6 13 4
ditto as Keeper of the Garden, by the same authority 6 13 4
ditto as Keeper of the Orchards by the like power 10 0 0
Edward Progers as Keeper of the Middle Park by patent of Charles II dated 18 Jan. 1667–8 13 6 8
ditto as a moletaker there by virtue of the same patent 6 13 4
ditto as Keeper of the Hare Warren by the same patent 36 10 0
the Duke of Grafton as Keeper of Bushey Park by assignment from the said Young and Duchess under the above patent of 7 April 1677 13 6 8
ditto for hay for the deer there by the same authority 20 0 0
Anthony Cotten and his heirs a rent resolute or corrody out of St. Stephens, Westminster by patent dated 19 Feb. 1545–6 for ever 6 0 0
the officers of the Court of Common Pleas and their successors in lieu of paper by them formerly received of the Abbot and Convent of Westminster 3 13 4
Thomas Herbert, as an ancient fee payable to the Keeper of the Clocks at Westminster, he being sworn and admitted into the place and quality of Watchmaker in ordinary to her Majesty with all profits etc. thereto 4 0 0
William Young for the wages of two under-keepers belonging to the House Park at Hampton Court viz. Christopher Garaway and Jasper Bernard 13l. per an. each: by virtue of the said patent of 7 April 1677 26 0 0
£174 16 16
(Money order dated June 6 hereon). (Letter of disposition dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 484–5. Order Book VII, p. 30, Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
June 4. Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Beake jun. to be distributed among the under clerks of the Privy Council (himself being one) as reward for one year to Feb. 13 last for writing letters to the Lords Lieutenants, Custodes Rotulorum, Justices of the Peace and the various public offices. (Money order dated June 7 hereon). (Letter of disposition dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 487. Order Book VII, p. 30. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 6.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 3000l. to James, Duke of Queensberry as from Lady day last as by his patent of grant thereof.
In the margin: a later confirmation dated 22 Nov. 1710, by the then Treasury Lords, of this warrant.
Followed by: a memorandum that a like warrant [passed] for paying 3000l. per an. out of the Post Office to James, Earl of Seafield; to commence from Michaelmas 1708: dated at the Treasury Chambers 29 Oct. 1708. Money Book XIX, p. 1.
Money warrants for 1300l. to the Duke of Marlborough for 3 months June 28 last to Sept. 27 last on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General of the United Provinces.
970l. to Thomas, Lord Raby for same to Sept. 29 as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Prussia.
485l. to Cha. Whitworth for same as Envoy Extraordinary to the Czar of Moscovy.
485l. to John Robinson, D.D. for same as same to the King of Sweden.
485l. to Emanuel Scroop How for same as same to the Elector of Hanover and Princes of Brunswick Luneburg.
485l. to Abraham Stanyan for same as same to the Swiss Cantons.
485l. to Henry Newton, Dr. of Laws for same as same to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
225l. to James Vernon jun. for 45 days from June 24 last to Aug. 8 last (the day of his return into her Majesty's presence from that employment) as late same to the King of Denmark.
291l. to John Wych for 3 months to Sept. 29 last as Resident with the Hanse towns.
194l. to Henry Davenant for same time as her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort.
776l. to Alexander Stanhope, 485l. thereof for same time as late Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and 291l. for same time as Plenipotentiary for negotiating Several Affairs.
776l. to George Stepney, 485l. thereof for same time as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany and 291l. for same time as Plenipotentiary to same.
190l. to the executors of John Methuen, late Ambassador to the King of Portugal, for June 24 to July 13 (the day of his death) on his ordinary.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for last Sept. 29 quarter's allowance or salary as Consul and Agent General at Tripoli.
190l. to Paul Methuen, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, for June 24 last to Aug. 1 last (being the day his allowance commences as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
150l. to Robert Cole for one quarter to Aug. 10 last on his allowance or salary of 600l. per an. as Agent and Consul at Algier.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Darziliers, for one quarter to Sept. 29 last on his allowance or salary as Resident at Geneva.
720l. to James Stanhope as in full (with 455l. already paid him by way of advance) for 235 days 1705–6 Feb. 6 (the day of his departure out of the presence) to Sept. 29 last on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain. (Money orders dated June 7 hereon). (Letters of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XIX, pp. 1–3. Order Book VII, pp. 35–37. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
June 4. Money warrant for 77l. 3s. 11d. to Snelling Thomas, for the surplusage on his account as sheriff of Kent for the year ended Sept. 29 last, arising by his payments for the arrest of several highwaymen. (Money order dated June 14 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 5. Order Book VII, p. 31. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 1300l. for one year's salaries of their Office to April 27 last as follows: to be paid out of moneys remaining in their hands on account for circulating said Bills.
l.
to the said Trustees (Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote, and Henry Fermor) 300l. each 900
to their officers viz. Lionell Herne 200l.; Samuell Edwards 150l.; William Parrot housekeeper 40l.; the woman that cleans the rooms 10l. 400
£1300
Money Book XIX, p. 6.
Same by same to Auditor Edward Harley to allow in the account of the abovesaid Trustees 107l. 11s. 9d. for the bill of incidents of their Office for the year ended 1706 April 27.
Prefixing: said Harley's report on said bill.
Appending: said bill. Ibid., pp. 6–7.
Same by same to said Trustees to pay 650l. to Charles, Lord Halifax: without account: for the whole charge and expense of managing and performing in his Office of Auditor of the Receipt, the business relating to Exchequer Bills: to wit for one entire year from [sic] 1707 March 25. Ibid., p. 11.
Money warrant for 3480l. 5s. 6d. to the abovesaid Trustees as imprest and upon account for the premiums and other charges in circulating the abovesaid Exchequer Bills: and is to be satisfied out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707 or any other moneys applicable thereto. (Money order dated June 4 hereon). Ibid., p. 8. Order Book VII, p. 26.
Same for 50l. to Robert Griffith for his service as assistant to John Shales, late Commissary General for Victualling the Army under the Duke of Schombergh at High Lake [Hoylake] in 1689; according to a report made by Auditor Shales dated 1703–4 Jan. 26. (Money order dated June—hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 6 hereon: to be paid out of the rent of Hackney Coaches). Money Book XIX, p. 12. Order Book VII, p. 28. Disposition Book XIX, p. 32.
June 4. Money warrant for 65l. 6s. 8d. to William Sherlock, D.D. for 1¾ years to 1705 Sept. 29 on his fee or salary as late Master of the Temple. (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 15. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of Imprests to prepare a state of Martin Lluellin's account as late Commissary of Provisions to her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, as by the enclosed papers [missing]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 318.
Same to Lord Coningsby enclosing the report touching the accounts [missing] of the Regiments of Lillingston, Wynne and Lepell. Please inform the Lord Treasurer when these Regiments were placed on the Irish Establishment and what has been paid to them thereon and whether the proposed allowances are reasonable. Ibid., p. 321.
Treasurer Godolphin to Milford [Mitford] Crowe Esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados. I am informed that Charles Thomas, late Receiver of her Majesty's Casual Revenues in Barbados, died indebted in several sums to her Majesty and that as Treasurer to the General Assembly of said Island the Assembly is indebted to him out of the public funds of the island in very considerable sums which he advanced by their order for the public service there, and for interest due on same. Please adjust and determine his accounts in both capacities with all expedition and see to the payment of the respective balances. Ibid., p. 318. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 345–6.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Samuell Trefusis of co. Cornwall shewing that he has been at considerable charge in making quays in the parish of Mylor in said county which are very commodious for her Majesty's pacquets to clean at and repair with much safety and despatch as they have done for 15 years past: therefore praying the Crown to take a lease thereof for 99 years according to the customs of the country; whereby great charges will be saved to the public. Reference Book VIII, p. 272.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Thomas Goodall on behalf of the late Commissioners for Wine Licences praying allowance of certain cravings amounting to 10,294l. in the said Commissioners' accounts. Ibid., p. 273.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of John Parkur and Nicho. Davy, Agents for Prizes at Falmouth, shewing that in June 1705 a prize ship called the Europe loaded with wine was brought into that port and unshipped; that before the wine was tasted or allotted they to oblige some gentlemen of that country let 5 or 6 of them have 1 hogshead each and the rest were sold to several merchants in London who ordered their agents to send them to London by the tin convoy, which their said agents neglected to do, and by order of the Prizes Commissioners the wines were resold in London and petitioners are now sued for 160l. for the damage arising by said [re-]sale: therefore praying stay of proceedings as petitioners had no advantage by the sale of those wines which the gentlemen had. Ibid.
June 4. Warrant from Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to make good to James Cotton, of London merchant and Richard Thwaites, citizen and vintner of London, their loss on several lots of prize wines which they brought in Sept. 1705 out of the Europe, being claret for which they paid 215l. 9s. 6d. but which were broken into and re-sold. The said Commissioners are hereby to commence a suit against the Prizes Agents at Falmouth who occasioned the said loss.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 685–6.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Charles Fox in his account as late Paymaster of the Forces 150l. for the value of a reversionary annuity which in 1705 he purchased on the life of John Beresford, which life was then supposed to be in being but was subsequently found to be extinct at the time of purchase, the said Beresford, having died in Feb. 1704–5: the said Fox having sundry sums imprested to him at the Receipt on the 30th April 1705 for the use of the Forces out of contributions made by himself for the purchase of reversions of annuities charged on the 3700l. per week out of the Excise [which annuities were fictitiously purchased by him for re-sale to purchasers with the object of raising moneys so imprested to him for the use of the Forces] in conformity wherewith he assigned the annuity in question to one John Haylin for 150l. to whom he proposes to make satisfaction for the same. Ibid., p. 688.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 7 to John Charelton [Charlton], Master of the Jewel Office, to deliver to 8 Serjeants at Arms 8 new collars of SS with the Rose and Thistle after the same manner and fashion with those lately made for the Heralds at Arms: to an estimate of 100l. Ibid.
The like of a warrant dated April 29 by the Earl of Bindon, Deputy Earl Marshal, to same to provide a staff of gold 15 ounces weight of the goodness of 22 carrots with her Majesty's arms as now united and conjoyned, at the upper end, and the Earl Marshal's own arms at the lower end, both engraved in gold and the rings at each end to be enamelled black “which said staff you are to make and finish forthwith as the Earl Marshal's staff used to be made and deliver the same for my use”: all in accordance with the directions of the Queen in Council dated the 17th inst. in execution of the late Act for uniting the two Kingdoms: all to an estimate of 90l. Ibid., p. 689.
Warrant by same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for allowing as mounted the Officers' servants of the French Regiment of Dragoons to wit from 1706 June 1 to Oct. 24, the time they were mustered here in England, as is usual in the like case, as well as in consideration of the said Officers' extraordinary charge in making their equipages and going upon immediate service.
Prefixing: report by said St. John and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the petition of the agent of said Regiment. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 690.
June 4. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant dated April 2 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe from the Earl of Bindon, Deputy Earl Marshal for the delivery to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at arms, detailed, of coats of arms to wit wrought upon velvet with fine Venice gold for the Kings at Arms, embroidered with cloth of gold upon satin for the Heralds and embroidered with satin upon damask enriched with gold thread for the Pursuivants with arms as in the draft delivered to Mr. West embroiderer: all pursuant to the Order in Council of March 13 last for settling the Ensigns Armorial for the United Kingdom of England and Scotland: to an estimate of 820l. Ibid. XX, pp. 7, 36.
The like of a same dated April 20 by same to John Charlton, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir Henry St. George, Garter King, of jewels, chain, collar of S.S. and sceptre conformable to the draft or design agreed to by the Order in Council of the 17th April and as in the margin hereof [missing]: as to be used by Garter King from and after the Union: to an estimate of 100l. Ibid., p. 36.
The like of a same dated April 18 for a collar of S.S. of silver of design as in the margin [missing] for each of the Heralds at Arms: as by the like Order in Council: to an estimate of 84l. Ibid., p. 37.
The like of a same dated April 20 for jewels and collars similarly for Clarencieux and Norroy Kings of Arms as by the design in the margin [missing] and as by the like order in Council: to an estimate of 110l. Ibid.
The like of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 20 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Mrs. Cooper of 2 lined trunks for her Majesty's use: to an estimate of 12l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated May 23 for the delivery to Peter Hume of 14 umbrellas for her Majesty's Garden House at Windsor: to an estimate of 70l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated May 16 to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Secretary Robert Harley of 2 silver boxes for [the seals of] Treaties: to an estimate of 14l. Ibid., p. 36.
June 5. Royal letters patent dated Westminster appointing Clement Cottrell to be Assistant Master of the Ceremonies in cases only where Sir Charles Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, cannot personally be hereby: during pleasure: with the wages and fee of 6s. 8d. a day plus his disbursements by bills allowed by the Lord Chamberlain etc. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 404–5.
Letter of direction for the following issues: out of Civil List moneys: £ s. d.
to the 12 Judges of England on their allowances for last Easter term 300 0 0
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for last Lady day quarter 375 0 0
to the Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies 157 8 9
Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
June 6. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment (out of the Queen's share of prizes) of a reasonable satisfaction to the owners and freighters of the ship Worcester for the damages by them sustained: all in accordance with the address of the House of Commons and the Queen's answer thereto which was reported to the said House the 7th day of April last. (Warrant dated July 1 by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay 5000l. to the owners etc. of the Worcester.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 209. Money Book XIX, p. 52.
Royal sign manual for 782l. 19s. 7d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, as imprest for one year and three months to the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital from 1705–6 Feb. 25 (the time to which they were last paid) to 1707 May 25. (Money warrant dated June 18 hereon). (Money order dated June 18 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 213. Money Book XIX, pp. 14–15. Order Book VII, p. 29.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Pyle, woodward of New Forest, to fell so many dotard and decayed trees, not being Navy timber, in said forest as may raise 750l. and thereout to pay the officers and keepers of said forest for 2½ years' salaries to Lady day last. Money Book XVIII, p. 487.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay 200l. to William Hamill gent as royal bounty. Ibid.
Same to Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, to pay 150l. to the Goldsmiths' Company of the city of London for making trial pieces of gold and silver in conformity with the Act of Union. Ibid., XIX, p. 1.
Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Tucker for the charge of his passage to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain.
20l. to Alexander Wood for same as same to Carolina. (Money order dated June 6 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 11 hereon). Ibid. XVIII, p. 487. Order Book VII, p. 23. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 8.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 58,564l. 13s.d. to the payment of principal and interest of Deficient Funds as follow: the said sum representing the receipts between May 7 last and June 6 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz.: 525l. 10s. 1d. from Salt before 1 Aug. 1706 being a surplus or remain from the first General Mortgage [or Deficiencies Amortisation Scheme]; 2958l. 16s. 6d. from Salt since the said date; 5l. 10s.d. from whale fins before 10 July 1706 being a remain as above; 381l. 11s. 6d. from whale fins since that date; 8830l. 19s. 6d. from New Customs since 31 July 1706; 2456l. 12s. 4d. from Additional Impositions since that date; 836l. 4s.d. from Vellom before that date, being a surplus as above; 4845l. 12s. 6d. from Vellom since that date; 5181l. 10s.d. from Continued Impositions before that date, being a surplus as above; 17,494l. 13s.d. from same since that date; 13,671l. 18s. 6d. from the Duty on Houses; 1375l. 13s. 5d. from the Duty on Marriages, being a surplus as above: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 6th June, 1707. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ 8. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 453822 9 8 12900 18
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 423098 18 10395 0 9
Paper Duties (Paper for Plate) 15400 0 0 15400 0 0 385 13
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 486073 0 0 14500 19 11¾
Leather Duties 504438 0 0 504438 0 0 12632 5 10½
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 226770 17 0 5328 5
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 31271 6 646 13 5
New East India Company 65518 0 50350 13 1640 14
General Society (East Indies) 5354 10 4114 19 134 1
2338628 15 2195343 4 0 58564 13
Money Book XIX, pp. 9–10.
June 6. Money warrant for 35l. to Sir Simon Harcourt for half a year to 1707 Lady day on his fee or salary as Solicitor General.
40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Northey for same as late Attorney General. (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 12. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Philip Ryley for 1706 June 24 quarter as a Serjeant at Arms. (Letter of direction dated June 11 hereon). Money Book XIXM, p. 13. Disposition Book XIX, p. 8.
Letter of direction for 42,800l. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Exchequer Bills authorised by the Act of last Session [6 Anne c. 21]: 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 for the use of said Forces 3627 14 4
for subsistence to June 23 of the Officers of 6 Regiments of Foot lately come from Spain whereof the private men have been incorporated into other Regiments there from Feb. 22 last; to which time they [the said Officers] are subsisted on that side 11175 4 0
in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1707
towards answering the value of 102,381 guilders paid by Mr. Sweet pursuant to the Duke of Marlborough's directions for one month's pay to the Saxon Troops lately taken into the pay of England and Holland; the charge whereof is meant to be borne in part out of the savings on this Establishment [which savings arise] upon account of a Regiment of Foot being removed from it 2437 12 6
towards answering her Majesty's proportion of two thirds of 115,000 Crowns to be paid to the said Saxon Troops to enable them to march and for a don gratuit according to the Treaty: which is also intended to be borne out of the like savings 4563 10 0
in part of 211,762l. 16s. 10d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1707
more towards answering the month's pay to the Saxon Troops as above: which is meant to be borne out of the savings on this Establishment by reason of 3 Regiments being removed from it 7312 17 6
more towards answering her Majesty's proportion of two thirds of the said 115,000 Crowns: and is to be borne out of the like savings 13683 1 8
£42800 0 0
Disposition Book XIX, p. 4.
June 6. Same for 10,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of Exchequer Bills as above: and is for paying Necessary and Extra Necessary Money, Short Beer Money, Short Allowance [Money] and other contingencies of the Victualling. Ibid., p. 5.
Same for 5000l. to same [out of same] for paying bills of exchange: [for the Victualling] but to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Samuel Wyseman, Comptroller of the Malt Lottery Ticquets: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 8.
William Lowndes to Thomas Baker, Mr. Gosselin, Mr. Dod and Mr. Warters to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Green et al. the late crew of the Worcester seized and condemned in Scotland concerning their damages by said seizure. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 319.
Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 23,625l. to William Churchill for clothing and accoutrements furnished by him for 3000 Foot and 1000 Horse for his Catholic Majesty; upon a memorial of Monsieur Zinzerling. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners in North Britain to allow subsistence to such of their officers there as have not received any money since they went thither. Ibid.
Same to Lionell Norman, a Commissioner of Customs in North Britain. Concerning Mr. Greenwood's letter to you relating to the management of the Salt Duty in Scotland, there is a power in the Customs Commission for Scotland for the management of the said Duties. Ibid.
June 6. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to order their Solicitor to attend the Attorney General concerning the assurances to be given to the Crown by Mr. Higgons concerning the 3 acres at Chatham Dock. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 320.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to comply with the enclosed letter [missing] of the Speaker of the House of Commons in behalf of Mr. Kirke for the next vacancy of a stamper's place. Ibid.
Same to Mr. How. The Lord Treasurer has read your memorial concerning the ill state and condition of the clothing of the 4 Companies of Invalids. You are to contract for new clothing for them. Ibid., p. 328.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 50l. to Thomas Forrest for giving information against Henry Villars, Governor of Tynemouth Castle, for running several quantities of goods without payment of Customs, for which a verdict has been obtained against said Villars for 536l. 16s. 0d. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 41.
June 6, 18, 26. Same by same to same to appoint Samuel Blinston as Register of Certificates in the island of Guernsey loco Joseph Poole dismissed.
John Thompson as clerk under said Blinston at 60l. per an.
William Elliot as coastwaiter in London port loco George Maiden deceased.
Thomas Whithead as riding officer at Filey on the Establishment of Hull port loco Robert Standridge deceased. Ibid., pp. 42–43.
June 6. Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of James Crofts, keeper of Linwood Bailiwick in New Forest, praying for the repair of Broomy Lodge in said bailiwick. Reference Book VIII, p. 304.
Same to the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of Capt. James Clark praying payment of 88l. for transportation of prisoners in the late war, for which he contracted with the said Commissioners. Ibid., p. 273.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay 140l. 15s.d. to Phineas Bowles for his service as Agent for Prizes with the Fleet under Sir George Rooke, to which office he was appointed in Aug. 1702; to wit 26l. 4s. 5d. for clerical assistance and cooperage etc. and 114l. 10s.d. for 5 per cent. agency on 2290l. 12s.d. being the Queen's moiety of the value of wine, brandy and other provisions seized by the Orford in the 3 French prizes Felicity, Susan and Mary and Mary and Anne, the other moiety whereof was by order of Sir George Rooke paid by said Bowles to Capt. Norris, Commander of the Orford, for distribution among the captors according to the Queen's Declaration.
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 686–7.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent under the Exchequer Seal for a grant to Daniell Wickham of the office of Steward of the manors of Barton, Barrow and Gouxhill co. Lincoln.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition for said office from said Wickham, Mr. Thornborough (who held the same office under the late Queen Dowager but who is now dead), Thomas Adams and Richard Rose. According to the Parliamentary Survey the ancient fees of said office were 20s. for Barrow, 3l. 6s. 8d. for Barton and 2l. for Gouxhill. Ibid., p. 687.
June 6. Royal warrant dated St. James's, to the Earl of Pembroke, appointed by great seal of April 30 last to be Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay to Narcissus, archbishop of Armagh and Sir Richard Cox the allowance of 100l. per calendary month from April 30 last during their acting as Lords Justices until his, the said Earl's arrival in Ireland; and to pay to himself all moneys remaining payable to himself from said April 30 in respect of his said office as by the Establishment of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 449.
June 7. Same to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to continue an additional allowance of 50l. per an. on the Establishment of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea to Major Richard Bettesworth which [allowance] was granted to him until he could be otherwise provided for: he having served for upwards of 20 years as Captain in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and having lost his right leg and great part of his thigh at the battle of Landen, whereupon Wm. III in 1694 in lieu of his Company made him Major of Chelsea Hospital with a promise of 200l. per an. salary but he only received 100l. per an. and was therefore granted in 1703 the said additional allowance of 50l. on the Establishment of said Hospital: and in October last was given a Company of invalids which occasioned the stop of said additional allowance, but the pay thereof amounting only to 70l. per an. does not make his total pay equal to the pay of the Company which he formerly commanded in a standing Regiment. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 211.
Money warrant for 15,741l. 2s. 7d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, as imprest and upon account for discharging the principal and interest due on Malt Tickets on the 76th payment, which is the next payment in course: and is to be satisfied out of the proportion of the general fund provided by the Act of 1 Anne c. 7 for making good certain Deficiencies and preserving the public Credit.
Appending: certificate by said Arnold of the money due on said 76th payment to the 6th June 1707.
£ s. d.
the principal money after abating 20l. for 2 benefits above 20l. each is 9980 0 0
interest of 998 tickets from 1700 Lady day to 1707 June 6 is 5466 2 7
benefits 295 0 0
£15741 2 2
(Money order dated June 7 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 3. Order Book VII, p. 24.
[?] Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to constitute and appoint Jessop Boughton as their Secretary at 200l. per an. for himself and 100l. per an. for his clerks; John Short as their Accountant General at 200l. per an. for himself and 100l. for his clerks; Charles Eyre as their Agent and Solicitor at 150l. per an. for himself and 50l. per an. for his clerks. Money Book XIX, p. 5.
June 7. Letter of direction for 6000l. to Visct. Rialton, the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: as in part of 1706 Xmas quarter for wages and board wages of her Majesty's servants payable in the Cofferer's Office. Disposition Book XIX, p. 5.
Same for 200l. to Spencer Compton: out of same: for her Majesty's bounties and charities. Ibid., p. 7.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Moody praying that 56l. for his personal pay during the time he commanded at Newfoundland may be stopped out of the money appointed to be sent thither; and likewise for consideration of the 363l. 2l. 8d. disbursed by him for the defence of that place in its extremity. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 320.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of William Hanbury shewing that Sir John Cotton is required to settle lands of 300l. per an. value as an equivalent for Cotton House before he receives the consideration money for the purchase of said house: therefore praying that the Attorney General may settle the matter. Reference Book VIII, p. 273.
Royal warrant to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for payment to the Countess of Dorchester of 133l. 0s.d. for so much of the quit rents in Ireland granted to her 1691 March 25 for payment of her pension of 3500l. per an. (payable out of quit rents in that kingdom) as had been paid and answered to the Crown instead of to her: and likewise to allow her 1125l. for the difference of exchange between England and Ireland on the sum of 6750l. which was the arrear for 5¼ years on her pension of 3000l. per an. formerly granted to her 20 March 1685–6 and payable in England (any deficiency whereof to be made good to her out of the rent of 1500l. per an. payable by her for the said quit rents which amounted in the whole to 5000l. per an. being 1500l. per an. above her Irish pension): and likewise to pay her 96l. 3s.d. stopped by the collectors for loss of money in their hands at the time of the alteration of money in Ireland in June 1701: and further to give charge to the officers concerned to make a just and true account of the said pension of 3500l. per an. and to satisfy the arrears and growing payments thereof and to see that she duly answers the said rent of 1500l. per an.: by reason that the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland have reported Dec. 10 last to the Lord Treasurer of England that at Michaelmas 1705 (according to an account stated by Richard Thompson, Clerk of the Quit Rents in Ireland) there was due to the said Countess the sum of 1543l. 12s. 117/8d. [on her 3500l. per an. pension] “which was as far as the same [account] could be made till the Collectors has passed their accounts for the year ended at Michaelmas last.” [This warrant is a duplicate of that of Feb. 11 last supra p. 171. No reason is given for the repetition after an interval of four months. Apparently the earlier warrant had not been acted upon by the Duke of Ormonde and a duplicate was issued on this date to his successor the Earl of Pembroke. The more usual method in such cases was to confirm the unexecuted warrant by a form of subscription.] Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 450–2.
June 9. Money warrant for 26l. 13s. 4d. to William Jones, Apothecary to the Household, for half a year to 1706 June 24 on his several fees of 40l. per an. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. (Letter of direction dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 14. Disposition Book XIX, p. 6.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bills of the Excise Office and Malt Duty Office respectively for last March 25 quarter: totals 718l. 3s. 11¾d. and 497l. 19s.d. respectively. Money Book XVIII, p. 426.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter of complaint [missing] from Lord Mar concerning wine and brandy seized by Capt. Derbie. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 320.
Same to the Honble. James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, for an account of the several bills remaining unsatisfied which were drawn from Genoa for money taken up there by the Earl of Peterborough for the service of the Forces in Spain, with the dates when the said money was put into the hands of your deputy [Paymaster] in Spain. Ibid.
June 10. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland to constitute and appoint Richard Dowdswell as their Secretary, Solicitor, Clerk of the Securities and Correspondent at a salary of 200l. per an. Money Book XIX, p. 5.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier in England to pay 435l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ayloffe, Queen's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, for parchment books etc. for the Customers, Comptrollers and Searchers of the outports for one year from Xmas last.
And 47l. 10s. 4d. for the like books for the Surveyor General, London port for same year.
And 45l. 12s. 0d. for the fees due to himself and his clerks heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the several [out]ports of England and Wales for passing their accounts: and is for the year ended 1706 Xmas. Ibid., pp. 10, 11, 12.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, demanding several sums for defraying the charge of the fortifications of Gibraltar, which is an expense which in the opinion of the Lord Treasurer ought to be borne by the Office of Ordnance. What sums have you already paid on account of that garrison ? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 321.
June 10. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer] for a certificate of what the 6 per cent. interest [or discount] amounts to on Contributions for Annuities under the late Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 2 clause 24] viz. from the actual advancing the money upon prompt payment up to the 10 May last. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 321.
Same to the Attorney General. On the 30th May last when you were present the Lord Treasurer considered Mr. Borrett's list of causes now depending at her Majesty's suit and did direct as follows viz. (1) that you attend the Lord Chancellor for his directions in the prosecution against the Warden and Mortgages of the Fleet Prison (2) as to the prosecution against James Hannon for corresponding with France and against George Straham for publishing the libel entitled “the Memorial of the Church of England” that you do speak to Secretary Harley thereon (fn. 1) : (3) that you enter a cessat processus to the information against William Shippen and proceed to trial against Thomas Arrowsmith the next assizes: (4) and in regard that you did then represent that the prosecutions against Nathaniel Ryley and John Hare, Collectors of taxes at East Greenwich in Kent, and against John Maysent for a fraud in collecting the taxes at Brocking [Bocking] in Essex have long depended without effect the Lord Treasurer does not think the Queen should be at any further charge in carrying on the same. Ibid.

Footnotes

1 On the 6 Dec. 1705 the House of Lords passed a resolution declaring that the Church of England was not in danger etc. (Lords Journals XVIII, p. 43). On the 13th Dec. this was expanded into an address to desire the Queen to punish the authors of seditious reports about the Church. (Ibid., p. 50). The Commons agreed to the Address on the 14th and 17th December and it was presented to the Queen as a Joint Address on the 18th December (Commons Journals XV, pp. 64–5, 68, 69). The Queen issued a proclamation on the 20th December and it was announced in the Commons on the 18th January following that the printer of the libel entitled the Memorial of the Church of England was in custody. (Ibid., p. 98). For a later reference to Strahan see Luttrell VI, p. 423 under date 29 March 1709. “Mr. Strahan the bookseller, Mrs. Bennet the printer and Mr. Morphew the publisher of a weekly paper called the Rehearsal are taken into custody for the same.”