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September 1707, 1-15


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'Warrant Books: September 1707, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 426-439. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90482 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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September 1707, 1–15

September 1. Money warrant for 60l. to Richard Hill for 3 quarters to Xmas last on his salary as Latin Secretary to her Majesty. Money Book XIX, p. 74. Disposition Book XIX, p. 41.
Same for 15,872l. 1s. 8d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, as imprest for discharging the principal and interest due on the 80th payment of the said tickets which is the next payment in course: to be satisfied out of the proportion of the General fund provided by the Deficiencies Act of 1 Anne c. 7, which is applicable hereto.
Appending: certificate of the money due on the said 80th payment to August 29 last.
£ s. d.
the principal money of 1000 tickets amounts to 10000 0 0
interest on the said tickets from 1700 Lady day to 1707 August 29 being 2713 days at a halfpenny a day each 5652 1 8
Benefits 220 0 0
£15872 1 8
Money Book XIX, p. 75. Order Book VII, p. 59.
September 3. Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes: for Secret Service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XIX, p. 41.
Same for 5607l. 19s. 10½d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: to be applied as follows: out of same:
£ s. d.
for last Lady day quarter's wages on the Establishment of his Office 5110 10
to John English, Marshal of the Ceremonies, for attending Foreign Ministers to June last 37 3 4
to John Warner, Master of the Barges, in full for watermen's bills 49 5 0
to the officers of the Removing Wardrobe for extra disbursements in cleansing and preparing Somerset House for the reception of the Venetian Ambassador 78 0 0
to Charles Lucas, Chapel Closet Keeper for his riding charges from 1706 May 22 to 1707 June 67 13 0
to John Incledon, Housekeeper of [the King's House of] Westminster on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day 30 0 0
to William Churchill for stationery wares delivered to both Secretaries of State for said quarter 235 8 0
£5607 19 10½
September 3. Same for 5000l. to Francis, Lord Ryalton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: as in further part for 1707 Lady day quarter for wages, board wages and other expenses of the Household. Ibid., p. 42.
Same for 29,479l. 9s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: for services of the Forces abroad as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the 20,562 men in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for 2 months subsistence to the Officers of the Regiments of Brudenall, Mohun, Hans Hamilton, Allen and Toby Caulfeild, lately arrived from Spain: to wit from 24 August last to October 23 inst. 4656 6 8
for subsistence upon account for the private sentinels already raised towards recruiting the said Regiments 3000 0 0
for the subsistence of Lord Barrymore's Regiment in England from 24 August last to October 23 inst. 1937 15 4
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by Major General Shrimpton for the subsistence of such of her Majesty's Forces as were taken prisoner at the battle of Almanza 8110 2 0
in part of 186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the 8833 additional men in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for 2 months' subsistence as above to the Officers of Brigadier Farrington's Regiment 931 5 4
for subsistence upon account for the private sentinels already raised towards recruiting the said Regiment 600 0 0
to answer abovesaid bills drawn by Major General Shrimpton 4055 0 0
in part of 37,012l. 7s. 6d. for the agio, bread and forage for the Prussians
for the agio of the pay of the said Troops for the months of September and October 1707 pursuant to the Treaty 2543 16 2
for bread for the same time 3645 3
£29479 9
September 3. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Wallis Esq., for a fresh lease of a piece of ground in Swallow Street near Piccadilly. Reference Book VIII, p. 305.
Statement of opinion by Sir Simon Hartcourt, Attorney General, and Sir John Montague, Solicitor General, on the query ut supra p. 124 concerning some ships returning from the West Indies which desire to enter in Scotland. We are of opinion that any of the ships in the extract hereto [missing] may enter their goods at any port in Scotland without forfeiture of their bonds given under the Navigation Act of 12 Car. II. c. 18 or the Plantation Trade Act of 22 and 23 Car. II. c. 26. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 116.
September 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain approving of their proposed establishment of officers there and the salaries as therein and the taking of security from them in the form proposed as below. “And whereas also you have represented in a letter of August 19 last that you have dated your commissions to the officers you have appointed [as] on the 1st of that month but that the officers from England who were in motion the beginning of June last expected [their commissions to be dated as of] an earlier date and that you believe it may be for the benefit of the service to allow them a month or 6 weeks' pay for that reason; now in regard her Majesty's service has made it necessary that the officers should be sent to their respective posts before you could receive any directions in [due] form for your issuing your said deputations to them I have thought fit to allow and approve of what you have so done. The said English officers are therefore to be paid from June 24 last to August 1 last by way of incidents. At Michaelmas next you are to send to me a [quarterly] list of all the salaries for my allowance and approbation, and so quarterly in future: and upon any vacancies you are to present to me such as you think fitly qualified to supply the place.
Prefixing: The Customs Commissioners in North Britain dated Customs House, Edinburgh, August 12, to Mr. Taylour at the Treasury Whitehall. Since our letter of the 5th inst. to you, fresh trouble hath arose at Preston Pans and it has been again pressed that soldiers or something sufficient to keep the peace be sent thither: but we are doubtful if anything will be done beyond prosecuting a smith, a salter, and others “and since them are nails which the Government seems most inclinable to drive no care shall be wanting on our parts to see them struck home.”
We annex a form of obligation prepared by the Lord Advocate and Sir David Dalrymple, her Majesty's Solicitor in Scotland, for binding the several Collectors and their securities. The aforesaid Advocates are of opinion the officers cannot be tied so sufficiently as in England without the assistance of the Parliament of Great Britain.
We could not get the pleadings about tendering merchants their oaths to come on upon Wednesday last but we must go through notwithstanding 'tis very chargeable: and our desires herein are increased since the law is yet [that] no proof [verdict] in Scotland goes further than 100 mark or 84l. sterling except by confession of the parties attacked or by instrument under their hands: so that 'tis no wonder the runners of wines, brandies, etc. stand so stiff against their own personal purgation, whose getting off will not be the least mischief; for if the merchants carry this they may import a deluge of the like liquors: which we take the more to heart because our collector at Port Patrick in the west of this kingdom writes that the Mary of Lochnagan being come from Holland the master reported that there was 5000 anchors of brandy on board the Dutch fleet which last came to the Firth of Leith. This letter is dated the 4th August inst. We have used all diligence to meet with this brandy but hitherto except what is got hold of at Preston Pans no remedy save patience.
Last week we sent to Mr. Campbell, late collector of Port Glasgow, who coming to us after making many frivolous excuses for delay dictated to our Secretary the annexed information [missing], concerning which, time will show how far he hath dealt sincerely or not.
We have an account of 3 ships for Virginia, one at the Orcades the other 2 said to be at Aberdeen. A merchant tells us they will come to Leith and land their cargoes if they can be assured that discharging in this [North Britain] part of the island will not affect their bonds given in America. We have wrote to the Customs Commissioners in London to know their sentiments and we wish the Lord High Treasurer would be pleased to join therein. In the interim we shall encourage the ships to come to Leith, thinking it safest for the revenue.
Appending: form of bond relating to the officers of the Customs in North Britain. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 116–121.
September 5. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Morrice. The Lord Treasurer has read the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Reuss, Secretary to the late Prince George of Hesse, concerning the bills drawn by the said Prince upon Mr. Methuen, the late Ambassador in Portugal, for the service of Gibraltar. His Lordship has ordered 112l. 10s. 0d. to be paid here to Mr. Reuss in satisfaction of 450 dollars contained in the schedule of said bills and does direct that as soon as possibly you can you send to the Treasury an account of what bills were so drawn by the said Prince, how many of them have been paid, what still remains due and to whom and also a state of Ambassador Methuen's accounts so far as concerns the public.
The Lord Treasurer further desires you to make up and keep ready such a state of all matters under your care as that when an opportunity offers for employing you here more advantageously for yourself and the public no objection may be raised against your return home from the intricacy of your accounts or the difficulty from thence of carrying on the service in your absence. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 347.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter and papers [missing] from the Envoy of Denmark transmitted from Secretary Harley containing a complaint against the officers of Fowey port for taking 130l. from the master of a Norwegian ship upon pretence that he was carrying same out of the kingdom. Ibid., p. 348.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin, appointing John Twissleton to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Allen deceased. Dormant warrant by same dated September 5 to the Receiver General of Taxes for County Middlesex to pay him a salary of 50l. per an.
Robert Greer as a same loco Thomas Denham deceased. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for county Durham to pay him a salary of 50l. per an.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 118, 120.
September 5. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, enclosing an extract from a letter from the Customs Commissioners of North Britain, dated August 16 last, concerning 4 ships from France with wines and brandies.
Appending: said extract. We are informed that the 4 vessels which last brought wines and brandies from France into the Clyde are now at Belfast. Their names are the Neptune, Doghall Campbell master; the Eagle galley, Alexander Middleton master; the May Fowler of Glasgow, James Neveing master; the Recovery of Dowart. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 4.
September 6. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 72l. 8s. 4d per an. to John Ball and Sir Robert Henley, bart., for the office of Collector of Sandwich port. Money Book XIX, p. 84.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: half thereof for land services and half for sea services of the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XIX, p. 43.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Crosse, merchant, for leave to compound his debt to the Crown, he having received very great losses by the late war. Reference Book VIII, p. 278.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt, Auditor General of the Plantations, on the proposal of Edmund Dummer [as in his second memorial below] relating to the postage of pacquetts and letters to and from the West Indies, and on the report from the Postmaster General thereon: the said papers having been referred to said Blathwayt by letter here prefixed dated August 21 last ut supra p. 378.
Hereon Blathwayt reports that as her Majesty's Plantations in America are at present the chief support of this kingdom without impairing or diminishing its own proper strength and as yet capable of very great improvement by its trade, so will the settling of a steady and fixt correspondence by letters and conveniency of passengers very much contribute thereto, more especially during the war, intelligence being the life of trade. Dummer's undertaking in respect to the West Indies has produced considerable benefits and given great satisfaction to the trading subjects, which would have been much greater but for the setting aside the appointed times of departure of the boats.
The establishing a frequent and certain intercourse with the other parts of her Majesty's Empire on the continent [of America] which extends itself more than 1200 miles upon the coast will be for the same reasons desirable and advantageous. Such early intelligence would have been a means of saving many ships last year in reference to the time of their setting out from Virginia and Maryland “the most profitable Colonies of any others and so far valuable alone as to deserve, besides other parts of the mainland of America, this consideration from her Majesty who is truly the greatest merchant in her Dominions.”
The sailing ought to be 12 times a year to and from the West Indies and 8 times a year to and from the continent at equal times, though such voyages be very difficult in the winter. Such a correspondency is requisite and tends to a farther union between Great Britain and America but will be of little use unless an entire regularity and constancy be observed in the time of sailing and swift sailers which I propose may not be stopped longer than a week upon the most pressing occasions, so as to prevent earlier notices by other ships; “it conducing much more to the public service that without such detaining these packet boats any other vessel be hired express when matters of state may require it.”
The rendezvous of such packett boats may be towards the middle of the continent and the price of packets and letters should be rather less between the continent than the islands, as the inhabitants of the continent are exceedingly more numerous but also poorer. The like stated intercourse may be settled between the Continent and the islands; which additional method will render this service perfect and complete. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 378–382.
Prefixing: (1) Mr. Dummer's first memorial dated 15 Feb. 1706–7 to the Lord Treasurer concerning the West Indies pacquet service.
I have formerly represented the unforeseen accidents which have intervened in relation to this service. I presume once more to lay before you a true state thereof. By my contract I was obliged to provide 5 vessels as Packett Boats between England and the Island Plantations in America and was to be paid 12,500l. per an. by quarterly payments.
I undertook that the port of letters and freight of passengers should amount to8000l. per an., leaving the Queen's certain charge at 4500l. per an. The term of the Contract was for 3 years certain from 25 June 1704 and for 2 years more, if the war should continue so long. An account was to be made yearly and any deficit of the port of letters and freight of passengers below 8000l. was to be deducted from the last quarter's payment if sufficient; if not, then out of the next quarter's.
Boats were provided and the service carried on in the first year in as regular a circulation as could be hoped, considering that when the Contract was made it was impossible for me to build such a number of boats as to be ready to commence their turns in the succession of the months.
By these difficulties the mails of several months were sent at one time which occasioned much fewer letters than otherwise would have been sent either way, there being only 4 entire voyages performed the first year instead of 12 to and from.
These misfortunes occasioned a considerable deficiency of the said 8000l. the first year which led to my petition to your Lordship to respite to 25 July 1706 the deduction of the deficiency of the first year. This your Lordship granted by warrant dated 11 October 1705. Thereupon I had great hopes of surmounting the difficulties with which I had struggled from the beginning of the Contract, having got all the boats into their due course and turns of sailing. But the first boat miscarried and I lost two others successively and about the same time one taken in the Channel by a French privateer in her return with a mail from the West Indies and the other cast away on the rocks of the island Heneago [Inagua] in the West Indies homeward. The vessels stood me in above 7500l. and I have been at the charge of building 3 others. I therefore applied a second time for a respite of the deficiency to 25 January 1706–7, which your Lordship granted by your warrant of 1706 August 3. But my misfortunes are only respited and not removed thereby and I am driven to implore consideration of the equity of my case.
The 12,500l. allowance was computed on the wages, victuals, and wear and tear of 5 boats; and the 8000l. was upon a calculation of regular mails monthly “as my former experience demonstrated to be practicable of 120l. for letters by each mail out and 380l. for ditto of each mail home or 6000l. per an. for letters, together with an average of 84l. per voyage for passengers, or together 8016l. This computation took no regard to accidents. I was allowed to carry 5 tons of goods out and 10 tons home; and it was by this privilege and the freight of bullion that I hoped to reimburse my capital and interest. But two of the vessels which were lost being richly freighted, the merchants gave positive directions to their correspondents to embark no more goods on the packet boats, which has rendered that privilege of little advantage to me, though there has not since been any failure in the departure or arrival of the boats.
I have invested my whole substance and what other money I could get advanced upon the credit of the enterprise, and her Majesty and the merchants have enjoyed manifold advantages thereby. There is already a large prospect of trade opening between our Island Plantations and the Spanish West Indies and when by her Majesty's arms and influence Charles III shall be settled on the throne of Spain great and lasting advantages may accrue to this nation by the correspondence of America centering this way, and from hence transmitted to Spain and Portugal, “as that of Holland to their settlements at Curacoa hath already begun by my negotiation.”
I therefore pray that the 8000l. deduction may be remitted for the time past, and that I be wholly discharged thereof for the time to come; and that her Majesty take upon her the risque and hazard of the boats from the enemy and that I may be considered for the value of the boats lost. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 352–7.
(2) Report dated General Post Office, 2 April 1707, hereon to the Lord Treasurer from [Sir] Ro. Cotton and [Sir] Tho. Frankland, Postmasters General. This report endorses the petitioner's statements. We annex an accompt [missing] of what has been already received for the postage of letters out and home from the 25 January 1704–5 to 25 January 1706–7 being 2 years and we have computed the port of letters and freight of passengers for the 3 lost vessels (the Cotton, Barbados and Queen Anne) and we have [thereby] reduced the Deficiency from 8000l. to 5919l. 6s. 0d.
Mr. Dummer has received for freight (out and home and from island to island) 855l. 16s. 6d. which being paid to the [Post] Office as by the contract it ought to be, will make the Deficiency 5063l. 10s, 1d. We submit to her Majesty the remittance of this deficit in regard of the greatness of the undertaking and his several misfortunes.
By the experience we have now had we cannot think that the letters and passengers will at least for some years produce 8000l. He has already so far exhausted his stock that to insist on the Deficiency would cause an immediate stop to any boats going out upon his accompt.
But we do not advise the Queen taking the hazard and risque of the boats, which have been built of a much greater burthen and expense than what relates to this Office. If worked upon accompt of the Office in like manner as the other packett boats are we cannot foresee the end of the charge on the revenue. If Dummer proposeth to carry on the correspondence we think he should make proposals for continuing it at a certain charge to her Majesty. Ibid., pp. 357–9.
[For the Lord Treasurer's warrant on the above report see supra p. 231.]
(3) Mr. Dummer's second memorial, dated 20 February 1706–7 to Treasurer Godolphin.
As my contract now stands I must necessarily be undone should I be continued under it any longer. My charge has been
for buying, building and outfitting all the vessels 14950
wear and tear, victuals and wages for 20 voyages from Plymouth 19000
loss and first cost of 3 vessels and interest paid for money advanced 8530
salaries to agents and clerks in London, Plymouth, Falmouth and at each island abroad in 2 years at 760l. per an. 1520
fitting the 2 vessels now in harbour, and one to come, to sea again 3500
and now if my Deficiencies be not remitted I must pay the Queen on the income of letters and passengers being supposed to be in the 2 years but 10,000l. instead of 16,000l 6000
total of my charge £53500
“when the Queen, as my contract stands bears no more real charge than 9000l., notwithstanding she shall have advanced me 25,000l. in the same time of 2 years.”
The common opinion believes me to have made the most unequal bargain in the world, the conditions of which clog the reputation and success of it.
That opinion disables me at once with suspicion of debts and defalcations by deficiencies and this hath already took from me all credit. Therefore my present case is that I cannot fit out one vessel more though I have two at home and another expected daily.
I have in stock 6 vessels for the service but impaired by use and not worth more than 11500
I reckon for other dead stock in yards, storehouses, boats and utensils 1000
in all £12500
“This stock when my debts are paid is of sufficient strength to command all that I have propounded for... this service provided my present Contract be nulled.” Therefore proposes new terms as follows: (1) that the service be established as a standing branch of the Post Office: (2) that 12,000l. per an. be paid to me [during the war] quarterly: and 8000l. per an. in time of peace: (3) that in lieu of 500l. per an. proposed to be yielded by me out of my first agreement, the tonnage mentioned in the same shall be allowed me with the freight of passengers to defray salaries and contingencies of agents and assistants at home and abroad: (4) that the income by letters shall belong to the Crown: (5) that instead of the name of Contractor the service shall be carried on under the name of Manager of the Marine charge of Packet Boats to the West Indies under the Postmaster General.
In the meantime I must earnestly pray that the last quarter ending 25 January last be paid me without abatement towards paying bills of exchange and the present succour of the service. Ibid., pp. 359–372.
(4) Report dated 14 August 1707 to Treasurer Godolphin from the Postmaster General, General Post Office, London, on the above second memorial of Edward Dummer. Upon our report of April 2 last ut supra p. 432 your Lordship by warrant of April 7 authorised us to pay him in full to January 25 last and April 25 then coming. In his statement in this second memorial he omits the benefit he has made by the privilege allowed him of carrying 5 tons of goods out and 10 tons of goods home aboard each packet boat.
As to the new proposals we propose a 5 years' contract at 12,000l. per an. during war and 8000l. per an. during peace: and he to be allowed the freight of passengers and of 5 tons of goods out and 10 tons of goods homewards in each packett boat, he paying the salaries of all the deputies in the several islands. As to the 4th Article, the value of letters for the 2 years past amounted to 10,080l. 13s. 5d. We believe they will not exceed 5000l. per an. for some years so that her Majesty's charge will be 7000l. per an. As to the 5th Article we think the form of a contract is necessary. If the Deficiency of the 8000l. per an. be remitted it amounts to 5063l. 10s. 1d. for the two years ended at January 25 last after he has paid in to this Office the 507l. 2s. 6d. which he has actually received for freight of passengers. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 373–7.
Followed by: a monthly account from January 1704–5 to January 1706–7 of the produce of letters outwards and homewards and freight of passengers out and home: the totals for the 2 years being 2788l. 17s. 11d. for mails outward; 7323l. 16s. 6d. for letters homeward; 318l. for passengers' freight out and 537l. 16s. 6d. for freight of passengers home. Out of the total passenger freight Dummer has paid into the [Post] Office only 348l. 14s. 0d., leaving 507l. 2s. 6d. still to be paid. Ibid., pp. 377–8
September 8. Treasury reference to Sir Simon Harcourt, Attorney General, of the petition of James Griffin, shewing that he obtained an Act [Private Act 3–4 Anne c. 46] of Parliament to enable him to raise 10,000l. on the settled part of the manor of Dingley to pay his debts and provide for younger children: but the remainder intail being in the Crown by the attainder of his father and by a saving on the said Act petitioner cannot reap the benefit of the said Act, he having 2 sons and the rents being scarce sufficient to answer the 800l. per an. which is settled: therefore praying a grant of the Crown's interest to enable him to so raise money. Reference Book VIII, p. 278.
September 8. Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of Michael Studholme's estimate for the repairs necessary in the road betwixt Hyde Park Gate and Kensington House: being 510 foot long and 28 foot 2½ broad: which will amount to 198l. 6s. 10d. with good ballast gravel. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin, dated Windsor Castle, to the Customs Commissioners of England, to extend to other ships besides those in the list supra p. 415 and to other ports besides London, the directions as given in his warrant of August 19 last supra ibid, for the delivery of several quantities of goods and merchandises imported by subjects of Scotland into London: all on certificate being duly made that the proprietors of said goods have made oath and complied with such admissions and agreements as are set forth in the said warrant of August 19 last: all by reason that several other ships are arrived in London port and are likely to arrive there and in the outports under the like circumstances and it appears reasonable that the benefit of the said warrant should be extended equally to them. You are to take an exact account of the said goods and of the owners thereof and to transmit same to the Attorney General. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 123–4.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume of necessaries for the Ladies of the Bedchamber in waiting at Windsor: to an estimate of 125l. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 77.
September 9. Royal warrant, dated Windsor Castle, to the Postmasters General to frank the packets of Proclamations which the Auditors of the Revenue transmit yearly to the sheriffs of England and Wales “in regard it is found by experience that the said respective sheriffs or many of them do not receive the said Proclamations when directed to them under pretence that they have no allowance on their accounts to defray the charge of postage, whereby the service intended to our revenues by making the said Proclamations is for the most part rendered ineffectual.” Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 249.
Letter of direction for 750l to Secretary Harley: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. Disposition Book XIX, p. 43.
September 10. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars to pay 20l. to William Pollard, an officer of the Excise at Sheffield as a reward for his care in improving the revenue under your management. Money Book XIX, p. 86.
Letter of direction for 66,937l. 5s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: for service of the Forces Abroad as follows: viz,
£ s. d.
in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1707
for 6 months' clearings to the subject Troops from 24 December 1706 to 1707 June 23 15184 17 4
towards her Majesty's share of the pay of the Saxon Troops lately taken into the service of England and Holland, to complete the same to October 23 next and to be accounted as paid out of the savings upon this Establishment 2625 14
in part of 211,762l. 16s. 10d.jor the 10,000 Additional men anno 1707
for 6 months' clearings to the subject [part of the said Additional] Troops from December 24 last to June 23 last 638 10 4
towards her Majesty's share of the pay of the Saxon Troops as above 7877 2
in part of 445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the 20,562 men in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for 4 months' clearings to the several Regiments on the Establishment of the Forces in Spain from 1706 December 24 to 1707 April 23 10464 9 8
in part of 186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the 8833 additional men in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for 4 months' clearings as above 4104 18 6
in part of the orders for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1707
for 3 months' subsidy to the King of Denmark to 1707 September 15 in further part of 37,500l. 9375 0 0
for 3 months' subsidy to October 4 next to the King of Prussia for the 8000 men sent to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy in further part of 50,000l 12500 0 0
for 3 months' subsidy to September 24 inst. to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel in further part of 5952l. 7s. 6d. 1488 1 10½
for 3 months' subsidy to same date to the Elector Palatine in further part of 4761l. 8s. 6d. 1190 9
for 3 months' subsidy to same date to the Elector of Treves in further part of 5952l. 7s. 6d. 1488 1 10½
£66937 5
Disposition Book XIX, pp. 43–4.
September 10. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Huggins, shewing that for several years past he executed the place of Deputy Collector of Ipswich port, returning his money through one Charles Bardoe, corn factor, who lately became bankrupt with about 400l. of petitioner's money in his hands, whereupon petitioner is detained a prisoner in the Fleet although he and his bondsmen have been sued upon their bonds and paid the full thereof and his wife and several small children are forced on the parish and himself in a starving condition. Reference Book VIII, p. 278.
September 10. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Vaughan Bonner, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1707 for several Divisions of co. Lincoln, proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for the said Divisions. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 111.
Same to same of same of William Faussett, Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages for co. Kent, praying repayment of a surplus of 103l. 1s. 9d. on his account ended 1706 August 1 (according to the certificate of Francis Bythell, Deputy Auditor) and that same may be applied to petitioner's account of the tenth 4s. Aid for said county. Ibid.
September 11. Letter of direction for 5000l. to Francis, Visct. Rialton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List Moneys: to complete last Lady day quarter for the wages, board wages and other expenses of the Household. Disposition Book XIX, p. 44.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. St. John and Mr. Brydges, to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] for furnishing small clothing and accoutrements for her Majesty's Forces in Spain and Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 348.
Treasury reference to Mr. Howe and Mr. St. John of the petition of John Jones and John Shuter, printers, shewing that they were appointed to attend the Expedition under the Earl of Rivers for which service they were to have 50s. a week each, which pay they received to December 23 following; that they continued in the service till February 25 following when they were discharged but arrived not at London till 3 June 1707 from which time till the 12th of the same month they attended to bring the press on shore and by reason of sickness and disorder could not return to their employment till the 24th of the same month: therefore praying payment of the said allowance from December 23 [last] to June 24 last and 40s. charges which they were at in bringing the press on shore. Reference Book VIII, p. 279.
September 12. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your report on the petition of Henry Powell, late Steward of said Hospital, praying a pension. Please explain what allowance you think proper to be made him and out of what the same should be paid. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 349.
September 15. Royal warrant, dated Windsor Castle, to Sir Simon Harcourt, Attorney General, for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1095l. due from Sir Francis Dashwood. (Privy seal, dated September 27 hereon). (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant, dated October 20, hereon to the Receipt for tallies of discharge accordingly). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 251. Money Book XIX, p. 98.
September 15. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Spencer Compton to pay to Barbara, Viscountess Fitz-Hardinge, 300l. per an. for the maintenance of the widow and children of Col. Henry Villiers, late Governor of Tynemouth Castle: as from June 24 last. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 251.
Money warrant, dated Windsor Castle, for 500l. to William Borret as imprest for Crown law charges. Money Book XIX, p. 85. Order Book VII, p. 63. Disposition Book XIX, p. 47.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Navy Commissioners to pay 4000l. for the purchase of 3 acres in Chatham Dock, distributing same to the parties interested as follows: viz. 1700l. to Margaret Cæsar (daughter of Mrs. Higgons); 700l. each to Irene, Mary and Alice Cæsar, daughters of the said Mrs. Higgons; 110l. to Dame Ann Boteler and Joane Botcler, her daughter; 90l. to John Higgons for himself and his wife.
Prefixing: report by Sir Simon Harcourt, Attorney General, on the interests of the respective parties. Disposition Book XIX, p. 45.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Arthur Price as Customer of Milford Haven port, loco Walter Middleton, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 59.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. With this letter you will receive a royal warrant revoking her Majesty's directions concerning the additional pensions to the French Officers and also a warrant for restoring the several Reformed Officers and the Second Serjeant at Arms to such allowances as they formerly had, according to the request of the House of Commons [Ireland] transmitted by you in your letter of August 22 last. But as to the address which you forwarded in your letter of the 19th ult. in behalf of several officers belonging to the House of Peers [Ireland] her Majesty does not think fit to give any direction therein as being a new charge for which there is no precedent; for though upon a former address for 1230l. her Majesty did at the instance of the Duke of Ormonde, give them a fourth part of that sum as of her royal bounty, yet 'twas not with intent to have any further consideration of those pretensions. And the late King who had several addresses of this kind laid before him did always refuse granting anything thereon for the reason aforesaid.
Followed by: (1) Royal warrant, dated Windsor Castle, September 15, for revoking the directions of the royal letter of May 14 last, supra pp. 281–2, which ordered additions to the pensions to certain French Officers on the Irish Establishment, all in view of the reasons you have offered for such revocation. But you are nevertheless to insert on the Irish Establishment the pension of 18d. a day for Lieut. Joseph Delaval according to our pleasure in the said letter.
(2) Letter from the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, dated Dublin Castle August 21, to the Lord Treasurer containing his reasons for not complying with the said letter of May 14 last. These Officers were placed on the Irish Establishment at salaries suitable to their posts; they were broke in Ireland: and the [subsequent] taking them off the Irish Establishment does not entitle them to greater allowances on the Irish Establishment than they had at the time they were first reduced. I think it sufficient compensation to these Officers to have had such higher commissions and to have been paid all their arrears (which other pensioners had not) and 3 months' pension in advance as bounty.
(3) Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle September 15, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to restore Gerald Cuffe, a Reformed Officer, to his half pay as from 1702 June 30 the time he was struck off; and so similarly Capt. William Burgh, a same, as from 1703 December 31; and to pay Capt. Arthur Gore, a Reformed Officer, his half pay from 1702–3 January 29, the time he was struck off to the time he was restored thereto; and also to pay Thomas Carter, Second Serjeant at Arms, Ireland, an allowance of 100l. per an. as from June 24 last, being according to the Establishment made in 1702: all in accordance with the request of the House of Commons of Ireland.
(4) four certificates by J. Harrison as to the cases of the above 4 officers. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 5–8.