Declared Accounts, 1708
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'Declared Accounts, 1708: Transport Service', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. CDXLVI-CDXLVIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90558 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TRANSPORT SERVICE.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2982. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2306, ROLL 14.
Charles Mason, Esq., Receiver and Paymaster for the Transporting of Her Majesty's Land Forces.
Final Account: 18 January 1707–8 to 19 April 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in this Accomptant's hands 49,844 2 1
depending upon persons named in the previous Accompt 13,596 4 10
63,440 6 11
Money received out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 6–7, Anne in part of 14,400l. under privy seal of 31 Jan. 5 Anne 654 0 0
ditto to buy up 4,000 quarters of wheat for the King of Spain under Royal Warrant of 20 Jan. 1707–8 5,000 0 0
Money received of Commanders of Ships which had been furnished them by agents at Lisbon and elsewhere, detailed 623 2 6
6,277 2 6
total of charge and receipts £69,717 9 5
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Money paid for the hire of transport ships, etc.:
for the freight of ships hired to transport forces, etc., to Spain and Portugal:
The Arms (Peter Bruegells, master) 150 0 0
ditto 449 5 7
The Judith and Anne (James Ramsey, master) 40 10 0
The Fidelity (Moses Marrian, master) 37 0 0
for the freight of forces, etc., to Holland:
The Endeavour (John Benton, master) 75 17 0
The Lustring yacht (John Marlow, master) 52 10 0
The Dolphin (William Kissett, master) 102 3 8
The Friends Goodwill (Edward Randell, master) 98 6 8
The Isaac (Edward Bowes, master) 117 5 0
The Palme Tree (John Holland, master) 100 13 7
The Exchange (John Bertie, master) 112 9 2
The Hopewell (Richard Burwood, master) 86 10 8
The William (William Peirson, master) 79 11 0
The Wright (Robert Cole, master) 131 17 8
The Rebecca (John Cullum, master) 128 15 8
The Mutual Content (Henry Scott, master) 133 0 0
The Loveing Friendshipp (James Taylor, master) 79 12 4
The Charles (Francis Robinson, master) 128 15 11
The Happy Returne (Thomas Mason, master) 70 0 0
The Owners Goodwill (Joseph Haslam, master) 83 12 0
The Southwould (Aldred Liell, master) 128 3 11
The Charity (William Bead, master) 52 10 0
The Palme Tree (John Fowler, master) 89 12 6
The Harwich hoy (Robert Elfreth, master) 42 15 0
The Martha and Susan (James Logan, master) 85 10 0
The Ship Richards Advice (Robert Proctor, master) 126 7 10
The Daniel (John Booge, master) 232 2 2
The Lyddall (Joseph Kell, master) 159 11 7
ditto 23 12 2
for the freight of men and clothing for the Foreign Plantations, paid to Edmund Dummer, owner of the 'packett boates' (three payments detailed) 320 10 0
total for hire and freight 3,518l. 11s. 10d.
bounty money to Thomas Rogers, Master of the Joseph and Thomas for defending her against the French off Portugal 100 0 0
total for hire and freight and for bounty 3,618 11 10
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
paid for provisions and necessaries for the Forces in transportation, detailed, within the time of this accompt 1,084 2 6
ditto for incidental charges in shipping provisions, etc., detailed 717 15 2
total 1,801 17 8
paid for salaries of the managers, officers and clerks, etc. (including 300l. for Samuel Atkinson, Nicholas Roope and Thomas Colby, the three managers, for one quarter's salary at 400l. p.a. each, 63l. 14s. to this Accomptant, 75l. as one quarter's salary to Gilbert Wardlaw, Agent for Transports and 37l. 10s. 0d. for the like to Peter Crank, chief clerk) 786 8 3
incidental charges of the Transport Office, detailed, including 2,624l. 14s. 3d. to this Accomptant for entering privy seals, New Years' gifts over three years, travelling charges, fitting up a house for the Accomptant's office in Tower Street, three years' rent thereof, clerks, etc. 2,661 4 3
3,447 12 6
paid over to Thomas Micklethwaite, Esq., the succeeding Treasurer 35,457 5 2
total of payments and allowances £44,325 7 2
and so remains 25,392 2 3
whereof depending on several persons, detailed, for money imprested to them to defray the costs of the service, including the following agents and correspondents: Daniel Sadler in Holland, Thomas and George Tyrer at Liverpool, John Addis at Plymouth, James and John Arnold at Portsmouth, Martin Tucker at Dublin, Messrs Stepney and Goddard at Lisbon; also Samuel Atkinson and Thomas Coleby, Commissioners, and Gilbert Wardlaw, Agent for transports; also Brig. Joseph Sabine, Gen. Withers and Captain Cooper of the St. Albans.
Between 18 Jan. 1705–6 and 12 Jan. 1706–7 9,070 19 1
within the time of the preceding accompt 4,525 5 9
within the time of this accompt 8,625 5 2
total £22,221 10 0
And so this Accomptant is Indebted 3,170 12 3
Declared 19 January 1716–17.
Auditor's memorandum.
The Commissioners for Transportation are accomptable for payments made under their authority, not only for the hire and admeasurement of ships and the disposal and expenditure of provisions but also for salaries and other disbursements amounting within the time of the preceding Accompt to 111,609l. 18s. 1d. and within the time of this Accompt to 60,395l. 19s. 11d.
Further memorandum:
discharging the above and absolving the Commissioners under Royal Warrant of 2 June 1725.