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December 1707, 1-15

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'Warrant Books: December 1707, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. 504-518. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90488 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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December 1707, 1–15

December 1. Money warrant for a moiety of the salary of 2000l. per an. to Mitford Crowe, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados and several other islands and places in America, to wit from 1707 October 30 (the date of his commission) to 1707 May 9 (the date of his arrival at Barbados): the said salary being directed by the privy seal of November 5 last. (Money order dated December 10 hereon for 1524l. 13s.d.; of which 524l. 13s.d. is for said moiety salary for said period and 1000l. is for 6 months to November 9 inst. on his full salary). Money Book XIX, p. 116. Order Book VII, p. 82.
Same for a moiety of the abovesaid salary to be paid to William Sharpe as Lieutenant Governor of Barbados, to wit from 1707 September 14 (the day Sir Bevil Granville then Governor of that Island embarked for England) and 1707 May 9 the day of Mitford Crowe's arrival as above. (Money order for 650l. 135. 6½d. hereon dated December 1). Money Book XIX, pp. 116–7. Order Book VII, p. 77.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Chancellor. Mr. Hanbury having surrendered the office of Library Keeper of the Cottonian Library I desire your Lordship and the rest of the Trustees to execute the enclosed deed [missing] for appointing Dr. Bentley to have the care and custody of the said Library. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 371.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer about the Russia merchants' petition relating to their contract with you for hemp. Ibid., p. 372.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Simon Harcourt, Attorney General, for a noli pros to the information of seizure against the ship Nostra Senora de la Reyes and her cargo.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Sir William Hodges bart. ut supra p. 502, petitioner shewing that pursuant to an Act of Parliament, 3–4 Anne c. 12 clause 4 and 6 Anne c. 64 clauses 16 and 17, for opening a trade with Spain so beneficial to this kingdom he immediately engaged in it both for drawing from thence as many of his remaining effects as he could and sending out the woollen manufactures of this kingdom to the Spanish ports by all ways possible. The seizure is for being sailed with Spaniards, being British built. The petitioner assumed that making the ship prize in Spain gave her a privilege in this kingdom as if she had been of the build of Spain. As he acted with candour we think he may be relieved of the seizure. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 69–70.
December 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to pay 1465l. 15s. 0d. to the crew of the ship Worcester as the second moiety of their 2931l. 10s. 0d. ut supra pp. 405–7 in full satisfaction of their damages by the seizure of said ship. (This warrant was replaced by that of January 17 infra Treasury Calendar Vol. XXII). Money Book XIX, pp. 117–8.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Bowles in behalf of his Regiment (late Col. John Cawlfeild's) touching the difficulty of receiving the clearings of the said Regiment from 1705 May 21 to December 24 by reason the musters and warrants for that time are in the name of said Cawlfeild. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 372.
Same to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain. I have read to the Lord Treasurer yours of the 22nd ult. that the Lords of Session and the 5 Lords Commissioners of Justiciary have a demand on the Customs of 26,000l. Scots per an. making 2166l. 13s. 4d. sterling grounded on three [Scotch] Acts of Parliament. The Lord Treasurer has advised with the Attorney General thereon and although the latter's opinion is that the Customs are not liable to the said demand yet the Lord Treasurer directs you to pay forthwith a moiety of what is due to them “out of that part of the Customs as is lawfully applicable thereunto: and as soon as there shall be money sufficient (over and above what will pay the salaries and incidents charges of the Customs) you complete the satisfaction of what shall be then due to the said Lords of Session and Lords Justiciary.”
Followed by: the abovesaid opinion of Sir Simon Hartcourt, Attorney General. By the 18th Article of the Treaty of Union the laws relating to the Customs are to be the same in Scotland as in England, wherefore if there be no other Article which preserves the benefit of the said three Acts of Parliament to the Lords of Session and Justiciary the said Acts are become void by the 25th Article of the Union as being inconsistent with the appropriations of the Customs in England.
By the 19th Article it was agreed that the Court of Session or College of Justice should, after the Union and notwithstanding thereof, remain in all time coming within Scotland as it was then constituted by the laws of that kingdom and with the same authority and privileges as before the Union, subject nevertheless to such Regulations for the better administration of Justice as shall be made by the Parliament of Great Britain.
And by the same Article provision is made in like manner for continuing the Court of Justiciary as then constituted and with the same authority and privileges as before the Union. And there is not any other part of the Articles as far as I can observe, which relates to this question, which can be supposed to continue the said three Acts of Parliament.
Should a strict construction be made of the before-mentioned clauses in the 19th Article I am humbly of opinion that by continuing of the Courts of Session and Justiciary as constituted at the time of the Union and with the same authority and privileges as before the Union, the continuance of the said yearly sums given by the said three Acts of Parliament, for the Lords of Session and Justiciary, is not provided for. But 'tis very evident by the said letter from the Customs Commissioners in Scotland that a different construction will be made there and 'tis very probable that at this time a very favourable construction may be made here as to the continuance of the said three Acts especially if there be no other fond for payment of the said salaries of the Lords of Session and Justiciary.
But as a question may hereafter arise whether the said Acts are inconsistent with the appropriations of the Customs by Acts of Parliament in England it may not be proper to have some declaration or provision made by Parliament for the future payment. It further “seems proper in this case to enquire whether in the estimate of the Customs in Scotland mentioned in the 15th Article [of the Union] to be 30,000l. per an. the two several sums of 10,000l. Scots yearly appropriated by Acts of Parliament in Scotland for the Lords of Session and 6000l. Scots yearly by another Act there for the Lords Justiciary be comprised or if the Customs amounted at the time of the Treaty to 30,000l. sterling exclusive of those three sums.” Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 188–190.
December 3. Money warrant for 13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones, for 1707 Lady day quarter as Apothecary to the Household.
50l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax for half a year to June 24 last on their perpetuity.
25l. to Amias Hext for 1707 Lady day quarter on his pension.
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary, his wife, for same quarter as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper of Kensington Palace.
30l. to Jane Browning, relict of Micah Browning, for half a year to 1707 June 24 on her pension.
15l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for one year to 1707 September 29 on their perpetuity.
10l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for same on their same.
125l. to James Gastigny for 1707 Lady day quarter on his pension.
120l. 1s.d. to the officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for same quarter's patent fees.
50l. to the Trustees of the poor ministers in the Isle of Man for half a year to 1707 September 29 on their annuity.
48l. 6s. 8d. to John Cook, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for half a year to 1707 June 24 on his several fees and allowances. (Money order for 26l. 13s. 4d. part thereof). Order Book VII, p. 79.
45l. to George, Duke of Northumberland for 1707 Lady day quarter on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle.
22l. 16s. 3d. to Richard Colinge and John Cocks, the two keepers of the Council Chamber for same quarter on their fees.
125l. to Thomas Lane for same quarter on his pension.
100l. to Rachel and Frances, daughters of Dame Ann Windham for same quarter on their pension.
150l. to Sir Francis Windham for same on his same.
40l. to John Pottinger, for one year's salary to 1707 June 24 as Comptroller of the Pipe.
100l. to Henry Baker for half a year to 1707 Lady day as Treasury Solicitor. (Order Book VII, p. 2).
50l. to Sir David Mitchell for 1707 Lady day quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites etc. as Gentleman Usher Black Rod. (Order Book VII, p. 62).
45l. to Paul Joddrell for 4½ years to 1707 Michaelmas as Under Clerk of Parliament attending the Commons of Great Britain.
1750l. to Robert Cecill, William Blathwaite, John Pollexfen, Matthew Prior, late Commissioners for Trade and William, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Philip Meadows and George Stepney, three of the present Commissioners for Trade for 1707 Lady day quarter on their 1000l. per an. each. (Order Book VII, p. 79).
290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple, junr., Secretary to said Commissioners for 1707 June 24 quarter for himself, clerks and officers of the Office of Trade. (Order Book VII, p. 55).
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for same quarter's fee as Library Keeper.
50l. to Thomas Walker for same quarter as her Majesty's Housekeeper at Newmarket.
1000l. to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch for 1707 Lady day quarter on her annuity.
500l. to the Duke of Grafton and 250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton, for same quarter on same.
100l. to William Blathwayte, John Povey, Edward Southele and Christopher Musgrave, the four clerks of the Privy Council, for same quarter for attending the business of the Commissioners for Trade. (Order Book VII, p. 57).
250l. to same for same quarter's salaries as Clerks of the Privy Council.
87l. 8s. 4d. to the officers, detailed, of Hampton Court for half a year to 1707 September 29 on their respective fees and allowances, detailed. (Order Book VII, p. 83).
28l. 15s. 0d. to James Chase for 1707 Lady day quarter as Apothecary in ordinary to her Majesty's person.
25l. 0s. 0d. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for same quarter's pension.
20l. to Dr. Thomas Boucher for half a year to 1707 June 24 as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford.
40l. to the University of Oxford for 3 years to 1707 midsummer on the Lady Margaret perpetuity for a Divinity Lecturer.
48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for 1707 Lady day quarter on his fees as Knight Harbinger.
343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for same quarter as Master of the Hawks.
250l. to same for 1707 September 29 quarter on his pension.
85l. to Benjamin Bennet, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermudas for 1707 Lady day quarter on his allowances. (Order Book VII, p. 84).
101l. 16s. 5d. to the Officers of the Works, detailed, for same quarter on their patent fees and salaries.
12l. 10s. 0d. to John Roos for same quarter as Chief Ingraver of her Majesty's signets, seals, stamps and arms. Money Book XIX, pp. 113, 118, 120, 69, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 131, 133, 134, 135, 140, 151, 195. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 74, 75.
December 3. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe for one year to 1707 June 24 on their fees payable out of the Customs; viz. 63l. 2s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Pipe and the Secondary and sworn clerks; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe; 11l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies. Money Book XIX, p. 121.
Same by same to William Borrett, Solicitor of the Affairs of the Treasury, to pay 141l. 1s. 6d. to Robert Weddall, in full of two bills of expenses in prosecuting counterfeiters viz. 60l. 18s. 2d. at the Assizes at York in March 1706–7 and 80l. 3s. 4d. in and about London and Westminster from April 1706 to May 1707. Ibid., p. 125.
Money warrant for 3000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for half a year to 1707 June 24 for the wages and board wages of said Band. Ibid., p. 123. Order Book VII, p. 81. Disposition Book XIX, p. 74.
Same for 2279l. 14s.d. to Samuell Smithyn, her Majesty's goldsmith, for plate served into the Jewel House between 1706 June 24 and 1707 March 25.
Appending: three certificates by the Master of the Jewel House of the said deliveries. Money Book XIX, pp. 125–6. Order Book VII, p. 78. Disposition Book XIX, p. 75.
Dormant money warrant by Treasurer Godolphin for the wages or salary of 500l. per an. to Richard Topham, Keeper of the Records in the Tower: to be payable from and after the decease of William Petyt as by the great seal of March 20 last supra p. 211.
In the margin: two later Treasury orders of confirmation hereof dated 1710 November 6 and 1711 June 14. Money Book XIX, p. 132.
[?] Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for the quarter ended 1707 September 29: total 611l. 10s. 1d. (including 3955 ship letters at a penny per letter; 6l. 17s. 0d. to Robert Robinson for carrying away the soil from the Office; 5l. 4s. 0d. to Thomas Humphrey for pumping the well; 17l. to John Stucley for examining the abuses of the packet boats at Falmouth). Ibid., pp. 132–3.
December 3. Money warrant for 13l. 19s. 4d. to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court for 1707 Lady day quarter's salary and 27l. 18s. 4d. for half a year's same to 1707 September 29. Ibid., p. 358.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost annuity order No. 309 in the name of Francis Blynman, dated 1694 May 14 for 14l. per an. for life: and thereon to pay 38l. 10s. 0d. to said Blynman for 2 years and 9 months thereon.
Prefixing: memorandum of the Auditor by the Receipt. There has been paid on the original order 94l. 10s. 0d. for 6 years and 9 months to 1701 June 24 and to Mr. Man (who has the reversion of the said annuity for default) 49l. for 3 years and 6 months due at Xmas 1706: so there remains due to the said Mr. Blynman 38l. 10s. 0d. for 2 years and 9 months which is in full for 13 years' annuity to Michaelmas 1707. Order Book VII, p. 78.
December 3. Letter of direction for 230l. 16s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, in part of 37,012l. 7s. 6d. for the agio, bread and forage for the 12,000 Prussians anno 1707; and is to complete the allowance for the said service for the months of November and December 1707. Disposition Book XIX, p. 72.
Same for 34,265l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of loans to be made by himself on Malt anno 1707: “the same being intended to be applied when the said orders can be disposed at par to pay wages to seamen and to be taken as part of the money allowed in the last Session of Parliament to be had out of the Funds for the year 1707 to make good services of former years: and so to be placed in the Navy accounts in further part of the quota unpaid to the head of Wages for the year 1702.” Ibid.
Same for Michaelmas term to the Judges etc. as follows: l.
to the 12 Judges at Westminster 3000
to the 11 Masters in Chancery 275
Ibid., pp. 73, 75.
Same for 4731l. 17s.d. to Visct. Railton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: to complete 1707 June quarter for wages, board wages etc. of the Household. Ibid., p. 76.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to pay 100 guineas each to the Attorney and Solicitor General for fees to them for their advice and opinions on queries and matters sent to them from the Commissioners for Trade: and 20 guineas to their clerks. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 372.
Same to the Duke of Marlborough to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Lieut. Colonel Gore in behalf of Brigadier Carpenter's Regiment of Dragoons touching the 493l. 6s. 8d. charged on same for new arms delivered them in 1702 although they were returned into the late King's stores. Ibid., p. 374.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to depute Richard Newsham as a weigher and marker, Glasgow port loco William Fyers who declines serving in that station. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 70.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the draft of a privy seal for discharging Edmund Dummer of what remains due on his old contract for the West India packet boats and authorising a new contract to be made with him for that service. Reference Book VIII, p. 306.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Andrews Esq., Receiver General of Taxes and House Duties and Marriages Duties for co. Warwick, praying an allowance for the extraordinary charges on his receipt, to wit at the rate of 8s. per cent. on 125,190l. paid into the Exchequer on account of same annis 1704–1707, Ibid.
December 3. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Francis Wyvill, Receiver General of Taxes for cos. York, Durham and Northumberland, for an allowance for extraordinary charges in his receipt in consideration of his losses by returns; Mr. Williamson his predecessor having had such an allowance. Reference Book XVIII, p. 306.
December 4. Money warrant for 33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor for 1707 Lady day quarter's fee as Keeper of her Majesty's Tennis Courts.
20l. to Dr. Green for half a year to 1707 Lady day as Professor of Physick in Cambridge University.
8l. 6s. 8d. to the Master etc. of Emanuell College for same time on their perpetuity.
50l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for 1707 Lady day quarter on his fee or salary as Master of the Ceremonies.
25l. to same for same quarter on his yearly sum in lieu of allowances by bills. (Order Book VII, p. 80).
30l. 6s. 8d. to the executors of Cha. Cotterell, late assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies, for same quarter on his patent fee of 6s. 8d. a day.
6l. 13s.d. to Sir Edward Northey for 30 days from 1707 March 25 to April 25 as late Attorney General and 33l. 19s.d. to Sir Simon Harcourt to complete the half year to 1707 September 29 as present same.
5l. 15s.d. to said Harcourt for same 30 days as late Solicitor General and 29l. 4s. 11¼d. to Sir James Montague for the remainder of the half year as above as present same.
25l. 1s. 10½d. each to eight Serjeants at Arms (Thomas Charnock, Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst, Edmond Williamson, John Temple, Benj. Gregg, Daniell Gardner and Mathew Hutton) for 1707 Lady day quarter on their fees of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day each. Money Book XIX, pp. 124, 126, 127, 130, 154. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 74, 75.
Same for 103l. 1s. 9d. to William Fausset, Receiver General of Taxes for Kent; being an overpayment on House Duties for said County for the year ended 1706 August 1: to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the tenth 4s. Aid for said County. Money Book XIX, p. 129. Order Book VII, p. 99.
Letter of direction for 32,950l. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Exchequer Bills authorised by the late Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 211: and is for services as follows:
£ s. d.
for three months' subsidy to the King of Denmark to December 15 inst. in part of 37,500l. 9375 0 0
for same to the King of Prussia to June 4 next for the 8000 men sent to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy: in part of 50,000l. 12500 0 0
for same to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel to December 24 inst. in part of 5952l. 7s. 6d. 1488 1 10½
for same to the Elector Palatine to December 24 inst. in part of 4761l. 18s. 6d. 1190 9
for same to the Elector of Treves to December 24 inst. in part of 5952l. 7s. 6d. 1488 1 10½
to complete the months of November and December 1707 to the King of Portugal in part of 150,000l. for the 13,000 men in the service of that Crown 2632 11 0
for the same months of November and December for the agio, bread and forage for the 12,000 Prussians: in further part of 37,012l. 7s. 6d 4275 15
£32950 0 0
Disposition Book XIX, p. 73.
December 4. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant, dated December 4 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of several necessaries [not detailed] for the officers of the Removing Wardrobe: to an estimate of 22l. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 86.
December 5. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to open at the Earl of Pembroke's house in St. James's Square his goods from Ireland which are now coming by landcarriage from Chester to London. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 372.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Solicitor of the Customs, to attend the Attorney General with the form of the bonds given by the Customs Collectors and their sureties in the late King's reign. Ibid., p. 373.
Same to the Customs Cashier. The Lord Treasurer has directed the husband of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty to pay to you his receipts. You are to pay same at once into the Exchequer. (Same to Mr. Scot, husband of said Duty, to so pay same). Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Bourn, sent to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary Harley, concerning the escape of Richard Taylor, together with a letter [missing] from the Mayor and Recorder of Chester upon that occasion. Ibid.
Same to Dr. Davenant to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] received by Secretary Harley from Monsieur Vryberg, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, relating to the [British] Duties on linen, thread and tape imported from Holland. Please lay before the Lord Treasurer an abstract of the respective trades between England and the United Provinces and between England and Germany for 7 years past. Ibid., p. 374.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of John Henley, proposing his securities, detailed, for 6000l. in all as Receiver General of Prizes. Reference Book VIII, p. 306.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Henry, bishop of London shewing that part of the estate of William Dicconson granted to his lordship [petitioner] in the late reign for charitable uses is returned by commission from the Earl of Derby, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: therefore praying direction to said Earl to pass to petitioner all the lands and tenements of Dicconson that are returned as aforesaid. Ibid., p. 307.
December 6. Money warrant for 273l. to Thomas Jenkin gent, searcher of Chester port, as reward for prosecuting several persons in the Exchequer Court for transporting wool to France and importing silks from France. Money Book XIX, p. 130. Order Book VII, p. 84.
William Lowndes to Sir David Nairne. I have read to the Lord Treasurer the enclosed letter [missing] concerning the Exchequer fees on moneys imprested to you for the service of the Troops in Scotland. I am to signify to you that the fees are no other in proportion than what are paid for moneys imprested in England and therefore the Lord Treasurer desires you to pay the said fees “and in case by such payment there shall appear to be any more money wanting for subsistence of the said Troops to the end of the present year than what the last order for 10,800l. in your name will satisfy his Lordship intends that the same shall be satisfied by a further issue for that purpose.”Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 374. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 193.
December 7. Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Charles Hedges for one quarter to the 3rd inst. on his annuity or yearly allowance granted to him by the patent of 15 Nov. 1707 as payable from 3 September 1707. (This warrant was cancelled and replaced by the warrant of 1707–8 February 2 infra Treasury Calendar Vol. XXII). Money Book XIX, p. 147.
December 8. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Appeals in Excise: the new Commissioners to be Sir William Honywood, Edmund Chaloner, Joseph Addison, Thomas Goodman and James Ashburne in place of the said Honywood, Richard Beke (now deceased) Chaloner, Addison and Goodman: with 200l. per an. salary each. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 280.
Letter of direction for 2338l. 11s.d. to be applied and issued from time to time as far as the same will extend towards satisfying the principal and interest remaining unsatisfied on [loans on] Land Tax anno 1703 (the sixth 4s. Aid): the said sum being made up of arrears or balances in the Exchequer at the moment on several branches of the revenue, detailed, including the rent of Hackney Coaches, Plantation Duties, various duties of Customs and Excise, Poll, Land Tax and brewers' forfeitures all as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
rent of Hackney Coaches 592 12
Plantation Duties 25 0 0
25 per cent, on French goods 1349 1
5s. per ton on French ships 17 15 0
Two Thirds Double 9d. Excise 42 16
Second Four Shilling Aid 81 16 0
21 pence per barrel Excise 11 18
Double 9d. Excise 4 7
One Third Double 9d. Excise 21 17
First Quarterly Poll 1 5 6
First Poll 3 3 0
Second Poll 0 9 0
First 4s. Aid 0 9 0
Fourth 4s. Aid 1 16 0
Second Quarterly Poll 32 17 0
brewers' forfeitures 151 1
third 4s. Aid 0 6 0
£2338 11
Disposition Book XIX, pp. 77, 78.
December 8. Same for 267l. 7s. 2d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid over as follows:
£ s. d.
to—Winder for lodging the Morocco Ambassador from 9 April 1707 (to which time the same was last paid) to September 3 last 157 10 0
to Benj. Bedford for lodging the Muscovite Ambassador from June 16 last to October 10 last 109 17 2
Ibid, p. 77.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed papers, petition etc. [missing] relating to demands on the forfeited estate of the late Lord Griffin. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 374.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account how far the hemp merchants (whose case was considered at your last attendance at the Treasury) have complied with their respective contracts: to wit what quantities each of them have delivered. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Watters, for above 30 years an innkeeper in Bishops Castle co. Salop and of good repute, shewing that for 20 years past the Excise officers have kept their office in his house and used to have their money there, which always remained safe till June last, at which time 5–600l. being left with him was locked up as usual but that very night his cellar was broken open and the money taken (as is believed) by one Woodward, formerly a gauger, who has been tried for the same and since the trial 200l. has been found in a dunghill and paid to her Majesty's use. “Being willing to make all the reparation that in him lies [he petitioner] has executed a deed of conveyance of all his real and personal estate towards satisfaction of the said loss” and has hitherto been permitted to enjoy same and carry on his trade but now will be forced to beg his bread if the Excise Commissioners take the same away. Reference Book VIII, p. 293.
[?] Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Sir Henry Bellasis for payment of 48l. 1s. 3d. Exchequer fees as follows and also for the arrears of his salary as Governor of the town and garrison of Galway in Ireland from July 1691 when he was appointed to the following January when the [Irish] Military Establishment commenced: further shewing that in the last campaign of the war in Ireland in 1691 he was ordered by the Earl of Athlone to fortify the said town and garrison and 1000l. was paid to him for that purpose by said Earl, to whom at the end of the service he delivered his account which was approved and the balance paid to him [said Earl]: notwithstanding which he has been lately obliged to pass an account in form through the several Offices of the Exchequer here at an expense of 48l. 1s. 3d. in fees. Reference Book VIII, p. 293.
December 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities of John Henley as Receiver General for Prizes.
Prefixing: report by Hen. Stevens, Deputy Remembrancer, as to the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 90.
December 9. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 750l. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh in full of all manner of charges for making up and perfecting the declaration of all and every his accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces. (Money warrant dated January 7 hereon). (Money order dated January 8 hereon). (Letter of direction dated January 13 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 296. Order Book VII, p. 94. Disposition Book XIX, p. 93.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Taylor for half a year to December 1 inst. on his fee as Keeper of her Majesty's water engine at Windsor. Money Book XIX, p. 38. Order Book VII, p. 33.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of Imprests to state the accounts of John Drummond and Company of the disposition of 800 ton of her Majesty's tin consigned to them at Amsterdam in 1706 and 1707 by the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 379.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Susan and Eliz. Houblan [Houblon] shewing that Capt. Phillip Dawes assigned to them for valuable consideration a Navy bill for 54l. 18s. 0d. payable to him, but the Navy Commissioners refuse payment, alleging that there is more money due from him to the Queen than the said bill amounts to. Reference Book VIII, p. 288.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Dorothy, Lady Capell shewing that by the death of Sir Richard Bennet the inheritance of the estate of Kew with the farms etc. belonging [thereto] being in the manor of Richmond, and expressed in her licence to demise, are fallen to her: therefore praying a licence to lease the premises for 41 years and to build and repair as need shall require for convenience of her tenants. Ibid., p. 307.
December 10. Money order for 300l. to Daniell Parke, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands, for one quarter to 1707 October 13 on his allowance.
50l. to John Yeomans for one quarter to 1707 October 10 as Lieut. Governor of the Island of Antigua.
150l. to Walter Hamilton for three quarters to 1707 November 9 as Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher.
200l. to Anthony Hodges for one year to 1706 October 10 as Lieut, Governor of Montserrat, Order Book VII, pp. 82, 84.
December 10. William Lowndes to Mr. Hooker. The Lord Treasurer finds by a state of the accounts of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall that 5189l. 13s.d. of the Queen's money remains in your hands. You are to pay same into the Exchequer forthwith. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 375.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the two enclosed letters [missing] relating to the Land Tax. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of Richard Bull, Francis Moult et al. shewing that in 1 Anne they obtained a patent for 14 years for smelting of black tin ore into white merchantable tin in a reverberatory furnace by means of some peculiar fluxes without bellows; which tin so smelted has been approved of by the Assay master [of the Mint]: that petitioners are informed that several representations or petitions are intended to be presented against them for that way of smelting: but being conscious of not having any way lessened the beauty of tin by so doing and having been at great expense in carrying on the said work they pray to be heard to any complaints that may come against them on this account. Reference Book VIII, p. 286.
December 11. Letter of direction for 750l. each to Charles, Earl of Sunderland and Robert Harley, Secretaries of State: out of Civil List funds: for Secret Service. Disposition Book XIX, p. 78.
December 11 and 18. Warrants by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to employ Thomas Mawd, Edward Davis and William Cuningham as tidewaiters constantly attending upon the river Clyde, one at Queens Ferry one at North Ferry and one at Dumbarton: the same being represented as absolutely necessary.
William Neilson as surveyor of Customs in the port of Inverness loco Patrick Comrie deceased. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 325.
December 12. Same by same to William Borrett to pay 73l. to Edward Holden for his charges in prosecuting divers persons for cutting down young oaken trees in Richmond Park in Surrey and for discharging six several supers charged upon the said Park in the Great Roll of the Pipe between Lady day 1703 and Lady day 1707.
Prefixing: said Borrett's report on said Holden\s petition. Money Book XIX, p. 133.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to 1707 September 29 for the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and Herring Fishery: upon their due payment of the Excise thereon. Ibid., p. 139.
Money order for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1707 Michaelmas term as Chief Justice of Chester.
75l. to Phillip Neave for same time as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan.
75l. to Thomas Webb for same as Second Justice of same.
75l. to William Banastre for same as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
75l. to Charles Cox for same as Second Justice of same.
75l. to John Hook for same as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesey.
50l. to John Pocklington for same as Second Justice of Chester.
50l. to same for same as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery. Order Book VII, p. 90. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 73, 74.
December 12. Treasury reference to Mr. Howe, Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital, of the petition of the outpensioners of said Hospital setting forth their being 7 months in arrear of their subsistence and praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 286.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir Thomas Littleton. Treasurer of the Navy, on his accounts, which he is prosecuting with all diligence. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 90.
December 13. Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 89l. 12s. 10d. to John Howe for the charge of passing his account for the year ended 1705 Xmas as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. Money Book XIX, p. 136.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of the Company of Pewterers, London, setting forth the many inconveniences they lie under by the introducing a new method of smelting tin ore in Cornwall whereby the nature of it is so altered that it is unfit for abundance of uses viz. scarlet dyers, tin foil workers, potters for all white ware, pinmakers, founders, plumbers and glaziers; and further that the selling of tin in Cornwall in the block is a prejudice to her Majesty as well as the pewterers unless the buyers are obliged to take the tin at Truro. Reference Book VIII, p. 286.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, recommending Loftus Cliffe to them for the first suitable employment in the revenue, Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 14.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners [London] to report on the enclosed book [missing] of Instructions from the Customs Commissioners in North Britain for the collectors and other officers of that revenue, which if approved they intend to distribute. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 193.
December 14. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 7s. 6d. a day to the Yeoman of the Jewel Office and 5s. a day to the Groom of same for riding charges for their travelling days and one half thereof for their attendance on her Majesty during her residence at Windsor or Hampton Court: an allowance of 3s. and 2s. 6d. per diem respectively having been formerly made to them for same, which her Majesty thinks fit to increase as above in regard the perquisites and profits formerly arising to those offices are much sunk. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 286.
December 14. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge and exonerate Charles, Earl of Manchester for the plate delivered to him by indenture, dated 1697 October 5 on his going as Ambassador to the States [State] of Venice: being 1527 ounces of gilt plate and 5213 ounces of white plate; and likewise the further quantity of 252 ounces of gilt plate and 1124 ounces of white plate similarly delivered to him by indenture dated 1699 June 30 on his going as Ambassador to France: no part of which plate has been returned by him into the Jewel Office: the Queen of her special grace having granted to him the said plate. Ibid., p. 287.
Same to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay a salary or allowance of 60l. per an. to Thomas Brand as from September 29 last as in lieu of particular rewards: it having been of custom “for our letters and despatches to the Eastern Princes to be curiously writ and adorned with flourishes and other embellishments; and the person for writing and embellishing such our letters and despatches hath for the time past been rewarded by particular warrants under our royal sign manual” and the Queen being minded to encourage the said art of embellishing which hath already received great improvements by the said Brand. Ibid., p. 288.
December 15. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated December 18 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated December 18). (Money order dated December 18 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 282. Money Book XIX, p. 138. Order Book VII, p. 84).
Same to same for a same for 1,158,556l. 9s. 4d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: as imprest for the Forces Abroad anno 1708 viz.:
894,272l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men to act with the Allies.
177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the additional 10,000 men.
34,251l. 13s. 4d. for the Queens proportion of the 3,000 Palatines formerly taken into the service of the Queen and the States General.
43,251l. 12s. 6d. for the Queen's proportion of the charge of maintaining 4639 Saxons taken into the like service.
9269l. 16s. 6d. for the Queen's proportion of the charge of maintaining Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons of 800 men taken into the like service in 1707. (Privy seal dated December 18).
(Money warrant dated December 18 hereon). (Five money orders dated December 18 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 282. Money Book XIX, p. 138. Order Book VII, p. 85.
Same to same for a same for salaries to the Commissioners of Trade, their Secretary and clerks etc. as follows: viz. Thomas, Earl of Stamford, William, Lord Dartmouth, Henry, Lord Herbert of Chirbury, Sir Phillip Meadows, John Poultney and Robert Monckton (appointed April 25 last) 1000l. per an. each: 400l. to 4 clerks of the Privy Council for attending the business relating to Trade and Plantations; 73l. to the two Keepers of the Council Chamber [for the like attendance]; 1150l. to William Popple junr., as Secretary to the said Commissioners being 500l. for himself, 390l. for 7 writing clerks and 160l. for the doorkeepers, messengers and necessary women: together with extraordinaries as per bills to be signed by four of the Commissioners. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 284–5.
December 15. Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 4500l. to Sir John Cotton for the purchase money of Cotton House, gardens, premises and appurtenances and a further sum of 125l. for the [Exchequer] fees and charges on receiving thereof: the said Sir John to execute a deed purporting his receipt thereof and his being fully contented therewith: it being certified by Sir Simon Harcourt, Attorney General, that the said Sir John has executed a settlement of lands in cos. Huntingdon or Bedford of the clear yearly value of 300l. as for the same uses for which the said Cotton House, gardens and buildings were settled: all as by the Act of 6 Anne c. 30. (Money warrant dated December 29 hereon). (Money order dated December 29 hereon). (Letter of direction dated December 29 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 295. Money Book XIX, p. 141. Order Book VII, p. 88. Disposition Book XIX, p. 83.