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'Warrant Books: August 1707, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 411-426. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90481 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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August 1707, 16–31

August 18. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough: out of Civil List moneys: for the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated Aug. 19 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 242. Order Book VII, p. 51.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Robert Hunter, Lieut, and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to direct William Byrd, Receiver General of her Majesty's revenue of Quit Rents there, to remit forthwith to his correspondent here the sum of 2060l. 12s.d. resting due from him on the foot of an account of the said quit rents made up to 1706 April 25.
In the margin: a duplicate signed 3 May 1708. In the margin of the Plantations Auditor Book, “This letter was delivered to Mr. Lee to be forwarded, and was sent by the Oxford man of war.” Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 24–2. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 851.
August 18. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe: as imprest and upon account for the service of said Wardrobe. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 244.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Transport Office salary bill for 1707 June 24 quarter: total 641l. 6s. 0d. Money Book XIX, p. 32.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute Nathaniell Terry as Agent for Prizes at Dartmouth at a quantum meruit. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 64.
Same by same to John Dod, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, to comply with (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated St. James's, June 5 last, for the delivery of the ship Ortolon and her cargo to Richard Johnson, late master and part owner of the brigantine Betty of Maryland, which when going from Barbados to Maryland was taken by a French privateer and lost to the value of 3500l. and he with his servant and another English mariner was put on board a merchant ship called the Ortolon where he was very ill used but found an opportunity to surprise the master and crew of the said ship and with her cargo carried her into Annapolis in Maryland which ship he delivered to the Governor of that colony and she was condemned in the Admiralty Court as a perquisite of the Lord High Admiral and apprised at 1500l. in the money of that country; the said Johnson being further at the charge of 100l. in maintaining the prisoners: the Lord Admiral in his report on this affair being of opinion that the capture is so remarkable and redounds so much to the honour of the English nation that it deserves all encouragement and reward possible. Ibid., p. 67.
August 19. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 75l. to Mrs. Eliz. Farthing as royal bounty for the funeral of her mother. Martha Farthing.
And 5l. to Thomas Baily as same towards the funeral charges of Major Wood. Money Book XIX, p. 62.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners to pay to the executors of such Lieutenants of the two late Marine Regiments as were certified to be living at the time of the warrant of 1706–7 Jan. 21 (for payment of 4232l. 13s. 0d. supra p. 153) and are since dead their respective sums due [arrears] forming part thereof. Ibid., p. 64.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Duke of St. Albans for half a year to June 24 last, on his pension in lieu of his annual sum out of logwood. Ibid., p. 64. Order Book VII, p. 54. Disposition Book XIX, p. 35.
Money warrants for one quarter's ordinary each to 1706 Xmas to the Ambassadors as follow. (Money orders dated Aug. 20 hereon. Letters of direction dated Aug. 27 hereon).
1300l. to the Duke of Marlborough as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
870l. to Thomas, Lord Raby as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Prussia.
275l. to John Chetwind as same to the Duke of Savoy: which with 455l. paid him by way of advance is for 146 days' ordinary from 1706 Aug. 1 (the time his ordinary commences) to Xmas last.
190l. to Daniell Pultney as same to the King of Denmark: which with 455l. already paid him is for 129 days from 1706 August 18 (the day of his departure out of the presence) to Xmas last.
435l. to Charles Whitworth as same to the Czar of Muscovy.
435l. to Dr. Henry Newton as same to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
435l. to James Stanhope as same to the King of Spain.
435l. to Dr. John Robinson as same to the King of Sweden.
435l. to Abra. Stanyan as same to the Swiss Cantons.
435l. to Emanuel Scroop How as same to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
280l. to Alexander Stanhope, 175l. thereof for 35 days 1706 September 29 to November 3 (the day of his return into the presence) as late Envoy Extraordinary to the States General; and 105l. for same time as Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Several Affairs.
288l. to George Stepney, 180l. thereof for 36 days 1706 September 29 to November 4 (when his said allowance ceased) as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany, and 108l. for same time as Plenipotentiary to same.
220l. to Paul Methuen, as late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: which with 455l. already paid him by advance is for 135 days from 1706 August 1 (when his said allowance commenced) to December 14 last when his allowance as Ambassador Extraordinary to said King commences.
261l. to John Wych for said Xmas quarter's ordinary as Resident at Hamburg.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for same quarter as Agent and Consul General at Tripoli.
174l. to Henry Davenant for same as her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet D'Arziliers for same as Resident at Geneva.
150l. to Robert Cole for a quarter to November 10 last as Agent and Consul at Algiers. Money Book XIX, pp. 66–67. Order Book VII, pp. 58–60. Disposition Book XIX, p. 39.
August 19. Letter of direction for 401l. 11s. 8d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: and is for the service following:
£ s. d.
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1706
for the respited pay of 196 men of Major General Mordaunt's Regiment for 61 days ended 1706 October 24: as by the royal warrant of August 6 inst. 401 11 8
Disposition Book XIX, p. 36.
August 19. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Capt. Studholme for an estimate for repairing the road from Datchet Bridge to Windsor by way of Frogmore “which her Majesty intends shall be done with all the speed that may be.” Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 339.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Assessment Commissioners for Whitehall and St. James's for the 3s. Aid anno 1701. Ibid.
Same to Adam Cardonel, enclosing copy of a report [see supra p. 409] from the Postmasters General, upon a proposal of Mr. Macky “for carrying on the Flanders Correspondence with more certainty and regularity than hitherto” and [a copy of] the warrant thereupon. Please acquaint the Duke of Marlborough therewith so that his Grace may see under what contract the said Macky now is for bringing the Flanders letters constantly without any excuse or pretence of delay whatsoever.
Please also take his Grace's pleasure on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Stephens and signify same to the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., pp. 339–40.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of July 11 last to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Major Churchill, of plate, detailed, (2 little flagons, a chalice, a paten and a receiver to take the offerings) for Col. Parkes, Governor of the Leeward Islands, for her Majesty's chapel there: to an estimate of 80l. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 64.
The like of a like dated July 29 to same, to deliver a messenger's escutcheon (“an escutcheon according to the fashion of the rest of her Majesty's Messengers”) to Thomas Loyd, messenger extraordinary to her Majesty to attend the Auditor of Wales: to an estimate of 6l. Ibid.
The like of a like dated July 11 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver to Thomas Hall 3 dozen cane chairs for her Majesty's service at Windsor: to an estimate of 34l. Ibid.
Warrant by same to Henry St. John, to prepare a royal warrant to pay to Mary, the widow of George Herlackenden, late one of the Commissaries in England reduced after the peace of Ryswick, 166l. 15s. 0d. for half pay to him at 5s. a day from 1701 December 25 to 1703 October 23 when he entered into full pay as Commissary in Portugal.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the petition of said Mary Herlackenden. His case is similar to that of Mr. Abington and Mr. Aldcroft, the two other reduced Commissaries, as to whom we reported 1704 June 21 that in regard they were upon actual duty they might be allowed their half pay from 1701 December 24. Ibid., p. 65.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hewer on his accounts as Treasurer for Tangier, from 1681 June 30 to 1684 Lady day. his said accounts being before the Auditor and ready for declaration. Ibid., p. 69.
August 19. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Alexander Laplaigne, praying that his pension of 4s. a day may be settled on him and his wife jointly and to the survivor, “which her Majesty is inclined to do if your Lordship has no objection.” Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 3.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Carter, Second Serjeant at Arms in Ireland, praying to be restored to his former salary of 100l. per an. Ibid., p. 4.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to make appraisal as below of the goods imported from Scotland and under seizure ut supra pp. 369–71, and to ascertain the name of the person taking up the same and thereupon (after certificate from the Attorney General of the making of oaths and admissions and agreements as follows), to forthwith direct delivery of the said goods and merchandises: all in accordance with the report of the Attorney and Solicitor General as below.
Followed by: a list of the ships with foreign goods from Scotland.
John, of Leith, from Leith, John Spence master.
Flower Pott, from Dundee, John Brown master.
Elizabeth of Barronstone [Borrowstounness], from Leith, Thomas Jameson master.
William of Allovey [Alloa], from Leith, William Nuccole master.
David of Kirbaldie [Kirkcaldy], from Kirbaldie, Hen. Thomson, master.
Bon Accord of Leith, from Leith, Robt. Hamilton master.
Fisher, of Leith, from Leith, Andrew Fowler master.
Elizabeth and Catharine, from Leith, William Glew master.
Gordon galley, from Leith, Geo. Thompson master.
Betty galley, from Leith, David Fletcher master.
Unity of Ramsgate, from Leith, Geo. Joad master.
Unicorn, from Leith, Alexander McCalley master.
Drummond, from Leith, John Faitt master.
Mary, from Aberdeen, James Smyth master.
Isabella, from Leith, Hen. Oswald master.
Alexander, from Leith, James Cook master.
Jannet, from Leith, Robert Sutherland master.
Fortune, from Leith, Archl. Hodge master.
Unity, from Leith, Thomas Church master.
James, from Leith, Henr. Davidson master.
Elizabeth, from Leith, Fran[ci]s Middleton master.
Union, from Leith, John Clowie master.
Elephant, from Leith, Gilb. Constable master.
Vine, from Leith, Robt. Harris master.
Jannet, from Leith, James Young master.
Patience, from Leith, John Suggat master.
Adventure, from Leith, Chas. Charters master.
Mary and Elizabeth, from Leith, Thomas Atkins master.
Prefixing: report dated August 18 inst to Treasurer Godolphin from Sir Simon Harcourt and Sir James Montague, [respectively Attorney General and Solicitor General] on the petition of divers merchants et al. of Scotland ut supra p. 370. We have several times, in the presence of Sir David Nairne, heard Col, Graham, Mr. Coole, Mr. Levington and Mr. Steward (who took upon them to treat with us on behalf of all the said petitioners) and with their consent we have agreed upon and settled the following method of bringing the matter to a judicial determination. (1) Oath to be made that the goods in question were imported into Scotland before the Union on the sole risk and account of subjects of Scotland and that no Englishman or alien was interested therein and that Duty due in Scotland had been paid thereon there. (2) That an account and appraisal be taken of all such goods now under seizure. (3) That some London merchant take up the said goods and admit the said appraisal and be charged for the same by an Information or a Devenerunt in the Exchequer Court [on the two points at issue as follows viz.] if by virtue of the Articles of Union such prohibited and uncustomable goods imported into Scotland before the Union cannot be afterwards brought into any port of Great Britain without forfeiture: or if Customable goods so imported into Scotland as aforesaid cannot be afterwards imported into any part of Great Britain without payment of the English Duties. (4) The Attorney General to admit the importation into Scotland before May 1 last and to admit the Scotch property. (5) On compliance with the above the seizure of the said goods to be instantly discharged by consent of the officers who seized. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 109–114.
August 20. Letter of direction for 8000l. to the Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse: out of Civil List moneys: for extraordinaries of the Stables: 4000l. thereof forthwith and the remainder by 2000l. a week. Disposition Book XIX, p. 35.
Same for 86l. 15s. 0d. to Spencer Compton in part of his order for the Queen's bounties and charities: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over by him according to such warrants as he hath received in that behalf. Ibid.
Same for 367l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to Mitford Crow for the charge of transporting him, his horses and equipage etc. to Barbados. Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to procure 30,557l. 19s. 2d. to be advanced on tallies and orders in his hands registered on the Land Tax anno 1707 at 5 per cent. interest [discount]: and to apply same as follows viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1707
for 28 days' subsistence from August 25 inst. to September 21 next for the Troops and Regiments in England 8127 11 8
for 6 months' pay from 1706 December 24 to June 23 last for the Battalion of Guards in Holland 9857 16 4
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1707
for 28 days' subsistence to September 21 next to the Regiments of Mordaunt, Erle, Paston, Livesay and Townsend 3597 3 8
for 6 months' subsistence to December 23 next for Handasyde's Regiment at Jamaica 4641 0 0
to Col. Lillingston's Regiment 4334 7 6
£30557 19 2
Ibid., p. 36.
August 20. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to permit le Comte de Sabeville and some other of the French prisoners who have obtained her Majesty's leave to return to France for some time upon their parole, to carry with them [Customs free] such plate as they brought over for their own use according to the enclosed list [missing] from Secretary Harley's Office. They are to embark on the Henrietta yacht. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 339.
Same to [the Customs Commisssioners] enclosing a letter [missing] from Charles Conlife (which was delivered to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary Harley) offering to discover frauds committed in the drawbacks on tobacco and to propose methods for preventing same in future. You are to hear him thereon and to report to the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 340.
Same to same to report on the enclosed letter and account [missing] from one Phips concerning the drawbacks for herrings exported. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of Henry Wise proposing some new works to be performed in her Majesty's gardens and parks between 25 July 1707 and next spring, amounting to 1600l. Reference Book VIII, p. 277.
August 21. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed report [see p. 434 infra] from the Postmasters General on Edmund Dummer's proposal relating to the postage of letters and pacquets to and from the West Indies. The Lord Treasurer notes that the proposal relates only to the Islands and not to the Plantations on the Continent “to which (as his Lordship thinks) if it were extended the advantage by letters from thence might make a very great increase to the present produce.” Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 341.
Treasury reference to William Vanbrugh of the petition of Peter Laroche gent, Harbinger to the Queen, shewing that he does the duty which formerly was done by three persons in the same post and is obliged to constant attendance on her Majesty in all her progresses and at the expense of two horses and a servant: therefore praying an allowance for travelling charges as is allowed to the rest of her Majesty's servants. Reference Book VIII, p. 277.
August 23. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to give fit directions on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Portugal Envoy about some horses now sending from Portsmouth to Portugal for the service of the King of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 341.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of William Cooper and Daniell Allen merchants shewing that they have at great charge and expense brought to perfection very considerable copper works so as to be able to supply all foreign demands and the home market: that there being a scarcity of copper half pence through the whole kingdom they have now a fair prospect (with the countenance of the Government) to settle a very advantageous trafficque (by the exportation of woollen manufactures and these small pieces of money) whereby to make up for the want of the Cadiz trade: therefore praying leave to coin in the Tower Mint 700 tons of English copper in 10 years under such restrictions as in the last [copper minting] patent. Reference Book VIII, p. 277.
August 25. Money warrant for 100l. to William Blathwayte, John Povey, Edward Southele [Southwell] and Christopher Musgrave, the four Clerks of the Privy Council, for 1706 Xmas quarter for attending the business of the Commissioners for Trade.
62l. 10s. 0d. each to same for same quarter's salaries. Money Book XIX, p. 74. Order Book VII, p. 57. Disposition Book XIX, p. 38.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to the Duke of St. Albans for 1706 Xmas quarter as Master of the Hawks.
85l. to Benjamin Bennet for same quarter as Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermudas.
10l. to Robert Bertie for Mary Cock: for same quarter on her pension.
210l. to the Officers at Arms, detailed, for half a year to 1706 Xmas on their respective fees and salaries detailed.
101l. 16s. 5d. to the Officers of the Works, detailed, for 1706 Xmas quarter on their respective fees and salaries detailed. Money Book XIX, pp. 79, 80, 84, 85, 97. Order Book VII, p. 63. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 38, 39.
Same for 450l. to John, Duke of Newcastle for 1707 Lady day quarter as Lord Privy Seal.
10l. to Charles Whittaker, junr., for 1706 Xmas quarter as Foreign Apposer. Money Book XIX, pp. 105, 106. Order Book VII, p. 70. Disposition Book XIX, p. 38.
Same for 75l. to the executors of William, late Duke of Devonshire] for three quarters to June 24 on his salary as Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North.
20l. to Dr. Thomas Hoy for half a year to 1707 Lady day as Reader of Physick in the University of Oxford. Money Book XIX, p. 112. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 38, 39.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Wise to perform the new works in her Majesty's Gardens and Parks as by your memorial and to the estimate of 1600l. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 341.
August 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute Samuel Barwick (Receiver of his Majesty's Casual Revenue in Barbados) to be Agent for Prizes at Barbados: at the usual allowance of 5 per cent.: loco Colonel William Cleland “whom her Majesty hath thought fit by order in Council dated the 4th inst. to dismiss from the said employment” (from his place in the Council of Barbados and from all other employments in that island).
Prefixing: said Commissioners' presentation of said Barwick to the Lord Treasurer. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 70.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent under the Exchequer seal to grant to Sir Thomas Palmer bart. the office of Steward of the manor of Wingham, co. Kent.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of said Palmer. The said office was granted in 1665 to Sir Henry Palmer this petitioner's uncle. Ibid., p. 81.
August 26. Royal sign manual for 150l. to the heirs of Sir Bevill Granville for half a year's rent to June 24 last for Mote Park. (Money warrant dated August 30 hereon). (Money order dated August 30 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 245. Order Book VII, p. 62. Disposition Book XIX, p. 39.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, to pay 100l. a year for 2 years from 1706 Xmas towards building a new house for the Surveyor of the Meltings at the Mint.
Prefixing: report by the Warden, Master, and Comptroller of the Mint, representing the necessity of such rebuilding. The money allowed by Parliament for repairs and building in the Mint is not sufficient to keep all the houses there in good repair. By the Act of 1705 [4–5 Anne c. 9] the Lord Treasurer is empowered to dispose of 500l. a year for salaries and other services of the Mint, out of which 400l. has been allowed to the Moneyers for their maintenance. The remaining 100l. a year may be applied as above. Money Book XIX, pp. 73–4.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough, Keeper of the Privy Purse: out of Civil List moneys: for the use of the Privy Purse and for Healing medals. Disposition Book XIX, p. 37.
Same for 500l. to John Tailer gent, Deputy to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands: for buildings at Woodstock: making 10,000l. issued [on his third 20,000l. order for that purpose]. Ibid., p. 40.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute John Ball and Sir Robert Henley, bart., as Collector of Sandwich port on the surrender of Richard Breton. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 59.
August 27. Money warrant for 33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor for 1706 Xmas quarter as Keeper of her Majesty's Tennis Courts.
225l. 16s. 10½d. for same quarter to the 8 Serjeants at Arms.
20l. to Dartmouth Corporation for half a year to 1707 June 24 on Henry VII's perpetuity. Money Book XIX, pp. 47, 48, 51. Disposition Book XIX, p. 39.
August 27. Money warrant for 13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones, for 1706 Xmas quarter as Apothecary to the Household.
50l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for same quarter's fee or salary as Master of the Ceremonies.
25l. to same for same quarter as in lieu of allowances by bills (Order Book VII p. 56.)
69l. to the underkeepers etc., of Richmond Park (Thomas Westwood and Edward Aldrich as underkeepers; the bailiff; and Henry Badger, the moletaker) for one year's salaries to 1707 June 24. (Order Book VII, p. 57).
100l. to Rachel and Frances, daughters of Dame Anne Windham for 1706 Xmas quarter's pension.
120l. 1s.d. to the officers, detailed, of the Ordnance for same quarter on their respective fees, detailed.
30l. 8s. 4d. to the executors of Charles Cotterell Esq., for same quarter on his patent fee as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies.
125l. to Thomas Lane for same on his pension.
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for 1707 Lady day quarter as Library Keeper to the Queen.
750l. to the Duchess Dowager and the Duke of Grafton for last Xmas quarter on their pensions.
125l. to James Gastigny for same on his same.
1000l. to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch for same on her same.
120l. to John Tucker for three quarters to 1707 June 24 on his salary as Keeper of the Paper Office. (The letter of direction is only for 80l.).
50l. to William Blencowe for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance for deciphering. (Order Book VII, p. 56).
1750l. to the Commissioners for Trade for 1706 Xmas quarter on their salaries. (Order Book VII, p. 55).
290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple, senr., Secretary to said Commissioners, for 1707 Lady day quarter for himself, clerks and officers employed under said Commissioners.
54l. 15s. 0d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, for half a year to 1706 Xmas as Keeper of Richmond Park.
25l. to Amias Hext for 1706 Xmas quarter on his pension.
25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for the like.
28l. 15s. 0d. to James Chase for same quarter as Apothecary in ordinary to the Queen's person.
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for same quarter as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington.
124l. 11s. 8d. to William Young for half a year to Xmas last on his annuity or yearly pension.
30l. to Jane Browning, relict of Micah Browning for the like.
20l. to Dr. Thomas Boucher for same time on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford.
25l. to Thomas Hewett for half a year to 1707 Lady day as Surveyor General of Woods Trent North.
25l. to Edward Wilcox for same as same Trent South. Money Book XIX, pp. 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 38, 39.
Same for 22l. 16s. 3d. to Richard Colinge and John Cocks for 1706 Xmas quarter as Keepers of the Council Chamber.
48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for same time as Knight Harbinger.
43l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for same time as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle. Money Book XIX, pp. 75, 76. Disposition Book XIX, p. 38.
August 27. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Dodd, Receiver of the Droits and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay as follows to the various Agents employed at the ports for taking care of the said Droits etc., viz. 7l. 13s. 6d. to Daniel Stow at Shoreham; 29l. 16s. 11½d. to Gabriel Soulden at Kinsale; 61l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Hook at Plymouth; 61l. 3s. 6d. to Robert Meadows at Harwich; 60l. 1s. 6d. to Richard Vaughan at—; 23l. 18s. 4d. to John Mellish at Portsmouth; 28l. 2s. 6d. to Henry Incledon at Ilfracombe and 4l. 12s. 6d. to John Keir at the same port; 43l. 16s. 6d. to Sir Lambert Blackwell at Leghorn: together with other sums for Customs Duties and incidents in London including 23l. 0s. 10d. to Mark Byngham and Broughton Wright for incidents at London and Rochester: total 1394l. 11s.d.
Followed by: observations by said Dod and J. Warters on the said Agents' bills giving details of the ships derelict, salved etc. Money Book XIX, pp. 77–8.
Money warrant for 50l. to Sir David Mitchell for 1706 Xmas quarter as Gentleman Usher Black Rod.
12l. 10s. 0d. to John Roos for 1706 September 29 quarter as Chief Engraver of her Majesty's Signets, Seals, Stamps and Arms.
13l. 19s. 4d. to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court for same quarter on his salary. Money Book XIX, p. 79. Order Book VII, p. 62. Disposition Book XIX, p. 38.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Walker for 1707 Lady day quarter as her Majesty's Housekeeper at Newmarket.
150l. to Sir Francis Windham for 1706 Xmas quarter on his pension. Money Book XIX, pp. 81, 89. Disposition Book XIX, p. 39.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. to John Bromfeild for 5 years to 1706 Xmas on his fee of 6d. a day as Ranger alias Riding Forester of New Forest as by his patent of appointment dated 1706 August 13. Money Book XIX, p. 108. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost order No. 1211, on Low Wines anno 1705 for 100l. in the name of John Latheby. Order Book VII, p. 54.
Letter of direction for 7691l. 14s. 2d. to Francis, Visct. Rialton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: to be as in part of 1707 Lady day quarter for wages, board wages and other expenses of the Household. Disposition Book XIX, p. 37.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer to procure 25,000l. to be advanced on the tallies and orders on the Land Tax 1707: at 5 per cent. interest [discount]: and is intended for wages to seamen. Ibid.
August 27. Letter of direction for 91l. 18s. 9d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to Mr. Brewer, Mr. Mocquett or Mris. Fereand for lodging the Ambassador from the Czar of Muscovy. Disposition Book XIX, p. 37.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Attorney General for a certificate as to the distribution of the 4000l. purchase money for the 3 acres of land at Chatham Dock under the deed made with Mr. Higgons, his wife and her 4 daughters. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 344.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Moore shewing that being an officer of the Customs at Arundel he acted as Comptroller thereof for some time, but being then a shop keeper there he was obliged to quit same but has since left off his shop and “dealt as a merchant”: therefore praying the next vacancy of a collector of said port. Reference Book VIII, p. 277.
Same to same of the petition of Jonathan Hatley, Gideon Benoist and William Glover merchants, shewing that in June 1700 they imported a parcell of wines from Villa Franca which was seized in July following and they have paid to the King the appraised value and their charges but cannot obtain delivery of their bonds from Mr. Hosier: therefore praying delivery of same. Ibid., p. 281.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 2 ferries upon the river Menai called Aqua Sancta or Tally Foyle (Tal y Foil) and Llanidon alias Boledon, in order to a lease thereof to Thomas Lloyd an infant.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General on the petition in the name of said Lloyd which alleges that his father and ancestors for many years past have held the said ferries by lease from the Crown at rents of 2l. 2s. 0d. and 1l. 1s. 0d. per an.
Bolydon Ferry was granted 1636–7 February 10 to Braddock and Kingscote and Aqua Sancta Ferry was granted 1566 July 8 to Thomas Lambert gent for 21 years. Both ferries apparently came by some grant or assignment to Hugh Williams, Thomas Williams and Lewis Williams and in 1673 (on the death of said Lewis the survivor therein) the rents were answered by John Grosvenor who intermarried with petitioner's grandmother. Thomas Jones, guardian to this petitioner alleges that by loss of ancient deeds he is not able to clear up the title. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 71–73.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Miles Parkur, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1707 for co. Oxford, proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for said County. (Warrant dated September 10 by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said security. Treasury Commission to him dated September 12: to commence as from 1707 March 25). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 110, 114, 117.
August 28. Letter of direction for 200l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid to John Orlebar and William Powell as an encouragement to them to finish a large engine to eject a liquid composition of a very inflammable nature which Sir Christopher Wren is of opinion may be made useful to the public upon an experiment that was made thereof in a small engine before several noblemen and himself. Disposition Book XIX, p. 40.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to direct the Treasurer of the Ordnance to pay the above 200l. to John Orlebar and William Powell to encourage them to finish a large engine for ejecting a liquid inflammable composition ut supra. When the engine is finished they are to shew same to you in order to your making a proper representation thereof to the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 348.
Same to the Warden, Master and Comptroller of the Mint [England] to report on (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) extract of a memorial from Scotland relating to the Mint and recoinage of moneys there.
The officers of the Mint [in Scotland] cannot proceed to coin because though they have shilling and sixpenny dies yet the cutters are not sent and they cannot be made here [in Scotland] because they must be made of melted iron in which nobody can work in this part of the kingdom. Besides they yet want several of the tools and materials that were ordered by the last ship which is not yet arrived. They also are at a great loss for want of the Crown and half Crown dies for the proportion of Crowns and half Crowns which are to be coined “and it is the more necessary to do it that we have got above 40 or 50,000l. of the [Equivalent] money from England in shillings and sixpences” The officers desire in the meantime to be allowed to coin shillings and sixpences but nothing can be done till the cutters are sent.
The Mint officers also desire that a sum of money may be consigned to them for defraying the charges etc. [of] making a free and ready coinage. Their petition is recommended by the Privy Council [of Scotland] to the Treasury [of England] and we hope that the fund which was appointed by the Act of Parliament 1689 [Scotland] (fn. 1) may be sufficient for this end. In order to a more clear knowledge of this we have appointed Daniel Stewart, the collector of this fund, to bring in his account speedily. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 114–5. Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 341–2.
August 28. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) extract of a memorial from Scotland “that some ships in their return from the West Indies are desirous to enter their goods within that [the Scotch] part of the kingdom, chiefly in order to exportation: but the masters and owners have some difficulty because of their bonds [being conditioned for said ships] to return to England.” (For the report hereon see infra p. 428 under date September 3). Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 115.
August 29. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply the sum of 60,364l. 1s. 11d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between August 1 and 29 from branches of the revenue as follows: viz. 69l. 13s. 6d. from Salt before 1 August 1706 being a surplus or remain on the first General Mortgage [or Deficiencies Sinking Fund Scheme]; 3964l. 1s. 8d. from ditto since that date; 118l. 0s.d. from whale fins since 10 July 1706; 13,169l. 10s.d. from New Customs since 31 July 1706; 342l. 16s.d. from Additional Impositions before 1 August 1706 being a surplus as above; 3518l. 3s.d. from ditto since that date; 75l. 10s.d. from Vellom before that date being a surplus as above; 3244l. 3s.d. from ditto since that date; 2984l. 8s. 7d. from Continued Impositions before that date, being a surplus as above; 25,665l. 11s.d. from ditto since that date; 848l. 9s.d. from Marriages, being a surplus as above; 6363l. 13s. 4d. from Houses: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows:
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 29th day of August, 1707. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 417822 9 8 13297 6 3
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 423098 18 10714 8
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 15400 0 0 397 10 0
Malt Ticquets 579060 0 0 444595 0 0 14946 1 0
Leather 504438 0 0 488438 0 0 13020 8
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 226770 17 0 5491 19
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 28771 6 666 10 10
New East India Company 65518 0 44132 6 10¼ 1691 2
General Society [East Indies] 5354 10 3606 15 138 4
2338628 15 2092635 13 60364 1 11
Money Book XIX, pp. 82–3.
J. Taylour to Mr. Baker et al. transmitting further papers [missing] relating to the seizure of the ship Worcester ut supra p. 294 to wit letters and inventories relating to the cargo. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 344.
August 30. Royal sign manual, dated Windsor Castle, for 323l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, 300l. thereof for a present from the Queen to the Count D' Fuen Calada, Envoy from Charles III of Spain and the remaining 23l. for [Exchequer] fees and charges on the receipt of the money. (Money warrant dated August 30 hereon). (Money order dated August 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated September 3 hereon). Queens Warrant Book XXIII, p. 245. Order Book VII, p. 61. Disposition Book XIX, p. 41.
August 30. Same for 1011l. 9s. 0d. to Capt. Geo. Delavall, Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Morocco, 608l. 9s. 0d. thereof for a present of cloth etc. to the said Emperor; 293l. for the like to the Alcaid of Tangier and 110l. to be presented to them from Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell to procure refreshments for the fleet in the Mediterranean and 33l. 7s. 0d. for the [Exchequer] fees thereon.
Appending: three schedules of the respective items composing the said presents (cloth, guns, pistols, repeating watch, easy chair, perspective glasses, great dogs). (Money warrant dated August 30th hereon). (Money order dated August 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated August 27 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 246–7. Order Book VII, p. 61. Disposition Book XIX, p. 30.
Royal warrant to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to put upon the Establishment of the Treasurer of the Chamber, the wages and salary of 100l. per an. for the office of under housekeeper and wardrobe keeper of the Queen's palace called Somerset House as in lieu of bills; and 50l. per an. for the gardener of the said palace: both as from 1706 Lady day. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 248.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of the Excise Office for last June 24 quarter: total 965l. 7s. 11d.: and the like of the Malt Office: total 567l. 5s. 9d. Money Book XIX, p. 74.
Money warrant for 205l. 1s. 11d. to William Popple, junr., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for a bill of incidents, detailed, for half a year to June 24 last for the said Commissioners. Ibid., p. 76. Order Book VII, p. 62. Disposition Book XIX, p. 41.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 10l. per an. to William Gilpin, as Comptroller of Carlisle port. Money Book XIX, p. 79.
Letter of direction for 112l. 10s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of money in the Exchequer of the 25 per cent. on French goods: to be issued on the unsatisfied order in Brydges' name for the service of Gibraltar: and is to be paid over to John Christophle Reuss, Secretary to the late Prince George of Hesse, to answer a bill of exchange drawn by said Prince on John Methuen, late Ambassador at Lisbon, being one in the list of bills drawn by said Prince for moneys taken up by him for the service of the Garrison of Gibraltar and the defence thereof during the siege. Disposition Book XIX, p. 40.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Conde de Fuencalade [Envoy Extraordinary from his Catholic Majesty Charles III of Spain] concerning the application of the 150,000l. for the support of his said Majesty etc., as calendared in Calendar of Treasury Papers 1702–7, p. 530. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 345.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The Lord Treasurer has read your report on the petition of Col. Rivett and Col. Bissett touching the charge on their Companies for new arms delivered to them in 1703 by the Queen's directions, when their old arms were at the same time handed in. What was the value of the arms so handed in? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 359.
August 30. Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Syms in behalf of himself and several officers of Col. Whetham's Regiment, lately arrived from the West Indies, praying that the small quantity of sugar by them brought from the West Indies may be delivered to them freight free in consideration of the great loss each of them sustained by the French in the Leeward Islands. Reference Book VIII, p. 278.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Sir Isaac Newton, shewing that his accounts relating to the indenture of the Mint are passed and the Pix of all the moneys coined by that indenture is tried, therefore praying delivery of his security for performing the covenants in the said indenture. Ibid., p. 305.

Footnotes

1 There would appear to be an error of date in this reference. There is no Act of Parliament either English or Scotch of the year 1689 which makes provision for meeting the charge of Minting whether in the London Tower Mint or in the Edinburgh Mint.
There is however an Act of Parliament of Scotland of the year 1690 (Act 1690 c. 101, Acts of Parliament of Scotland Vol. IX, p. 223) which amends a previous Ad of Scotland, e. 38 of the year 1686 (Ibid., Vol. VIII, pp. 603, 604, 607). The Act of 1686 had granted an imposition for the support of the expense of the coinage; and had allowed to the Master of the Mint 18l. Scots for every stone weight of silver coined. The Act of 1690 raised this allowance to 20l. Scots for every stone weight of silver coined. But the Act makes no further provision by way of imposition for meeting such increased allowance.
The 1690 Act was apparently made on the strength of a report about the Mint which was read on the 8th July, 1690 (Ibid., Vol. IX, Appendix, p. 160).