Warrant Books
January 1709, 11-20

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'Warrant Books: January 1709, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23: 1709 (1949), pp. 44-63. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90799 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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January 1709, 11–20

Jan. 11. Royal sign manual for 300l. to James Griffin, son of Edward late Lord Griffin: out of the receipts from the forfeited estate of the said late Lord: as royal bounty and in consideration of several debts and claims out of the said estate to which the said James seems to have some equitable title. (Money warrant dated March 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 14 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 4. Order Book VII, p. 232. Disposition Book XIX, p. 266.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Nathaniell Terry et al. ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, pp. 519–20. Reference Book VIII, p. 287.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing (a) infra, with a list of things belonging to some noblemen lately arrived from Muscovy which are seized by a Customs officer. As the goods are for the immediate use of these noblemen who are entertained at her Majesty's charge you are to direct your solicitor to pay any Duties thereon and (if it be necessary) to give a moderate gratification to the seizer.
Appending. letter dated Jan. 9 from Fra. Whitworth to Secretary Boyle. Mr. Evan Secan, Tutour to the Lords Alexander Levovish and Evan Levovish Nareskins (the Czar of Muscovy's relations) desire me to represent the seizure as above of a trunk which came in a waggon from Portsmouth where it was sent on shore from her Majesty's ship Tilbury from Archangel and containing damask, velvet, satin, taffata, altas and silver buttons. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 143.
Treasury reference to William Borrett of the petition of Robert Bird praying payment of 27l. 9s. 0d. which he expended in prosecuting the Warden of the Fleet [Prison] about accounting for the profits of his place. Reference Book VIII, p. 344.
Jan. 12. Same to the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners of the petition of several poor people who go about the streets of London and suburbs thereof buying old clothes, hats and periwigs &c., shewing that some of them have been lately taken up by order of the said Commissioners by virtue of an Act of 9 Wm. III [c. 25 for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars] and that the said Commissioners oblige them to pay 4l. a man for their protection to midsummer 1709 besides the charge of their licence: therefore praying to be exempt from paying the said sum. Ibid., p. 343.
Same to Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War] of the petition of the Officers of Lord Mordaunt's Regiment setting forth several hardships upon them with respect to stoppages in their pay for non-effectives, drafts and desertions, and praying relief thereon to enable them to repair to their commands. Ibid., p. 344.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Mark Frecker to be doorkeeper to the Commissioners for Appeals in Excise: loco Charles Wright lately deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 290.
Jan. 13. William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to stay proceedings against Mr. Terry et al. merchants of Dartmouth (who pray to be allowed some debentures as in discharge of so much salt bond Duty) pending the Attorney General's report on their petition. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 28.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Goldney of Bristol merchant shewing that John Sansome, late collector of Bristol, agreed with Carlton Vanbrugh of London merchant for returning the Queen's money to London and they chose petitioner as their agent; that in April 1707 the said Vanbrugh caused several of said Goldney's bills to be protested amounting to about 8,000l. whereupon Sansome came to London to get satisfaction from Vanbrugh who having in his possession several assignments from one Dymond for the offreckonings of several Regiments amounting to about 6,800l. assigned same to Sansome and the same were transferred to Sansome in the [Army] Pay Office books: that Vanbrugh afterwards failed and Sansome secured his effects to the value of 1,000l. more and so solved himself for the protested bills, and being at that time debtor to Goldney more than what would make up the balance promised to deliver him up the bills; but the same being delayed till Sansome withdrew himself [from his office and duty as collector of Bristol port] the protested bills were found in his closet together with a note under Goldney's hand for 1,000l. to Sansome (which appears by account to be satisfied) whereupon John Goddard one of Sansom's securities caused Goldney to be arrested and an inquisition is found against him [Goldney this petitioner] for 9,588l. although he, Goldney is very little indebted on the aforesaid account: therefore petitioner prays that the whole case may be considered and Sansom's books inspected and the accounts with Vanbrugh since April 1707. Reference Book VIII, p. 345.
Jan. 14. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 45,329l. 1s.d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between 1708 Dec. 17 and Jan. 14 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 22l. 1s. 10½d. from whale fins before 10 July 1706 being a surplus on the first General Mortgage [or Sinking Fund or Deficiencies Amortization scheme]; 26l. 18s. 6d. from ditto since that date; 13,224l. 0s.d. from new Customs; 4,381l. 5s. 10½d. from Additional Impositions; 1,317l 9s. 8d. from Vellum; 15,865l. 4s. 2d. from Continued Impositions; 4,436l. 15s. 2d. from Salt; 6,055l. 5s. 10d. from Windows: the said application and distribution to be hereby as follows, viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register the 14 Jan. 1708–9. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 221877 9 8 9985 6 5
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 319598 18 8054 15
Paper for Plate [Stamp Duties] 15400 0 0 12100 0 0 298 9 11
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 270795 0 0 11223 15
Leather 504438 0 0 298843 2 0 9777 7 11½
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 159104 2 6 4124 1
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 19771 6 500 10
New East India Company 65518 0 11844 19 11 1269 18
General Society [East Indies] 5354 10 968 0 103 15
2338628 15 1314902 19 45329 1
Money Book XIX, p. 445.
Jan. 14, et postea. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Lord Treasurer to appoint Receivers General for the Land Tax anno 1709.
Followed by: (a) the series of petitions from the Receivers General of the preceding Land Tax or other nominees or petitioners praying to be appointed Receivers General for the 1709 Land Tax and proposing their securities, detailed in each case: together with the date of the reference by Treasurer Godolphin of said petitions to the Agents for Taxes to examine and report on the sufficiency of the security so proposed by such applicant.
(b) warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer (made in each case after a favourable report from the Agents for Taxes concerning the security as above) to take such security, (c) Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to the individual Receivers so approved: all as follows:—
Sir William Fazakerley Chamberlain of London for the cities of London, Westminster and County of Middlesex: petition reference dated Jan. 8: report dated April 5 from the Agents of Taxes hereon followed by Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated April 11 for taking his securities accordingly in 125,000l.: commission dated April 11.
Ambrose Reddall for Co. Beds: petition reference dated April 1; securities warrant dated May 23 for 17,500l: commission dated May 23.
Lawrence Ambrose for Co. Berks: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated May 3 for 25,000l.: commission dated May 3.
Edward Conway for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 21 for 19,000l.: commission dated April 21.
Robert Brown for part of Co. Norfolk: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 17 for 25,000l.: commission dated April 17.
William Pacey for the other part of Co. Norfolk: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated July 1 for 28,000l.: commission dated June 29.
John [Derbie] and Benj. Derbie for Co. Dorset and town of Poole: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 19,000l.: commission dated April 11.
Thomas Richers for the County, University and Town of Cambridge and Isle of Ely: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 19,000l.: commission dated April 11.
Samuell Bradshaw for Co. Derby: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 16,000l.: commission dated April 11.
Francis Mannaton for Co. Cornwall: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 17 for 21,000l. commission dated April 17.
John Andrews for Co. Warwick; petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 24,000l.: commission dated April 11.
Pelatia Barnardiston for Co. Suffolk: petition reference dated April 1.
John Turner for Co. Essex: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 50,000l.: commission dated April 11.
Samuell Baylie for Co. Stafford: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 21 for 19,000l.: commission dated April 21.
John Cowper for Cos. Northampton and Rutland: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 21 for 35,000l.: commission dated April 21.
Samuell Burridge for part of Co. Devon: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 25,000l.: commission dated April 11.
Joseph Quash for [the other] part of Co. Devon: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 30,000l.: commission dated April 11.
James Taylor for the palaces of Whitehall, St James's and the verges thereof: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 17 for 15,000l.: commission dated April 17.
Miles Parker for the County, University and City of Oxford: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated April 11 for 25,000l.: commission dated April 11.
William Jeay and William Dowse for Co. Huntingdon: petition reference dated April 1: securities warrant dated May 3 for 10,000l.: commission dated May 3.
John Bury for Co. Notts: petition reference dated April 1 securities warrant dated April 11 for 15,000l.: commission dated April 11.
William Rogers for Co. Gloucester: petition reference dated April 2: securities warrant dated May 3 for 27,500l.: commission dated May 3.
Archibald Douglas Esqr. for Scotland: proposing for his securities Sir James Gray bart., William Elliot, woollen draper, William Elliot, laceman, and James Douglas of London merchant: petition reference dated April 2: securities warrant dated April 17 for taking his securities in 25,000l.: commission dated April 17.
Thomas Austin for Co. Southampton: petition reference dated April 2: securities warrant dated May 3 for 33,000l.: commission dated May 3.
Bernard Hutchins for Co. Somerset and City of Bristol: petition reference dated April 2: securities warrant dated April 11 for 45,000l.: commission dated April 11.
John Rogers for part of Co. Bucks: petition reference dated April 2: securities warrant dated April 21 for 15,000l.: commission dated April 21.
Alexander Horton for [the other] part of Co. Bucks: petition reference dated April 2: securities warrant dated April 21 for 15,000l.: commission dated April 21.
Jarvise Bradgate for Co. Leicester: petition reference dated April 2: securities warrant dated April 21 for 26,000l.: commission dated April 21.
Thomas Brougham for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: petition reference dated May 3: securities warrant dated May 23 in 4,000l.: commission dated May 23.
William Fausset for Co. Kent: petition reference dated May 10: securities warrant dated June 9 for 49,500l.
William Lynch gent. of Suffolk nominated for Co. Suffolk loco Pelatia Barnardiston: petition reference dated June 17: securities warrant dated June 18 for 42,000l: commission dated June 18.
Robert Peters for Co. Herts: petition reference dated June 18: securities warrant dated June 22 for 26,000l.: commission dated June 22.
Richard Whittingham for part of Co. Lincoln: petition reference dated June 21: securities warrant dated June 25 for 19,500l.: commission dated June 25.
Vaughan Bonner for the other part of Co. Lincoln: petition reference dated June 21: securities warrant dated June 25 for 26,000l.: commission dated June 25.
John Thornton Esq. for Co. Lanes.: petition reference dated June 21: securities warrant dated June 29 for 15,000l.: commission dated June 29.
Edmund Chamberlain of Maugersbury Co. Gloucester petitions to succeed Thomas Albert as Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1709 for Co. Worcester: reference dated June 22.
Francis Wyvill for Cos. York, Durham and Northumberland: petition reference dated June 22: securities warrant dated June 25 for 62,500l.: commission dated June 25.
Robert Longdon prays to be Receiver for Co. Worcester loco Thomas Albert as above: reference dated June 22.
John Weston nominated Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1709 for Surrey and Southwark: petition reference dated June 27: securities warrant dated July 2 for 46,000l.: commission dated July 2.
Samuell Clarke for Co. Hereford: petition reference dated June 27: securities warrant dated Aug. 1 for 14,000l.: commission dated Aug. 1.
Thomas Beaven for Co. Wilts and the City of New Sarum: petition reference dated June 27: securities warrant dated July 18 for 30,000l.: commission dated July 18.
John [Dee] and William Dee for part of Co. Sussex: petition reference dated June 27: securities warrant dated July 2 for 18,500l.: commission dated July 2.
Geo. Hosier for Co. Salop: petition reference dated June 27: securities warrant dated July 2 for 19,900l.: commission dated July 2.
Thomas Albert for Co. Worcester: petition reference dated June 27: securities warrant dated June 29 for 19,000l.: commission dated June 29.
Antho. Springet for part of Co. Sussex: petition reference dated June 29: securities warrant dated July 15 for 18,500l.: commission dated July 15.
Geo. Howells for Cos. Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, Haverford West and Cardigan: petition reference dated July 15: securities warrant dated Aug. 1 for 17,000l.: commission dated Aug. 1.
Caleb Powell for Cos. Brecon, Radnor and Montgomery: petition reference dated July 15: securities warrant dated July 23 for 9,000l.: commission dated July 23.
James Caswell, nominated for Cos. Monmouth, Anglesea, Merioneth and Carnarvon: petition reference dated July 22: securities warrant dated July 28 for 9,500l.: commission dated July 28. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 182–8, 189–196, 197–200.
Jan. 15. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the sale of decayed naval stores as in a schedule annexed, which upon a survey have been found unsuitable for the Navy.
Appending: Order of Council dated St James's Dec. 30 last directing said sale. Followed by: said schedule of decayed, unserviceable and useless stores in the several Yards of Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Deal, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Kinsale: and likewise of old ships, vessels and stores sold and otherwise disposed of by particular order from the late Prince [George of Denmark, late Lord High Admiral] for which no privy seal has yet been passed (including the Paramour pink sold at Deptford 23 July 1706; the Nottingham prize sunk at Sheerness for a breakwater 31 July 1706; the Litchfeild prize sold at Woolwich 12 Sept. 1706; the Owner's Goodwill hoy sold at Deptford 2 Oct. 1706; the White Ochain and Rakeings sold at Chatham 14 Dec. 1706; the wreck of her Majesty's ship Nassau sold at Portsmouth 1706–7 Jan. 4; the Success hulk from Deptford carried to Sheerness and sunk there for a breakwater 1706–7 Jan. 13; the wreck of the Hazardous sold at Portsmouth 1707 Sept. 30; the Chatham prize sold at Deptford 1707 Nov. 6; the Vulcan fireship at Deptford to be sold by order of 1708 Sept. 4; the Diligence tug at Deptford to be sold by order of 1708 Oct. 18; the Edinburgh at Deptford by order of 1708 Oct. 31 to be carried to Harwich and sunk there for a breakwater; the Isle of Wight yacht at Portsmouth to be sold by order of 1708 Oct. 2). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 473, 474–477.
Same to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 2s. 6d. a day travelling expenses to Alice Haberley, necessary woman to the Women of the Bedchamber: she being obliged “to constant attendances upon all our progresses and removes since our accession to the Crown”: [this allowance] to commence as from the accession subject nevertheless to the regulation of travelling charges made by the royal warrant of 25 June 1705. King's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 479.
Jan. 15. Royal sign manual for 72l. to Algernoon, Earl of Essex, Constable of the Tower of London, for the charges of diet and lodging of Col. Wauchop, a prisoner in the Tower, for 36 weeks from 19 April 1708 to Dec. 26 following at 40s. a week. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 481. Order Book VII, p. 220. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill detailed of the Prize Office from 1707 June 24 to 1707 Dec. 25: total 278l. 9s. 4d. for the quarter ended 1707 Sept. 29 (including 47l. 2s. 3d. to Hugh Jones late Agent at Falmouth for incident charges of the first year of the war not allowed till now; 11l. 4s. 7d. to the Sub-Commissioners of Prizes at Dover for disbursements on ships restored without paying charges; 3l. 4s. 0d. for contingencies in the port of Bristol; 1l. 0s. 10d. for ditto in the port of Kinsale; 4l. 16s. 6d. to Thomas Bower, [Prizes] Agent at Weymouth for contingencies of that port from Midsummer 1703 to Midsummer 1704 not allowed before): and 242l. 7s. 8d. for the succeeding quarter ended 1707 Dec. 25: (including 17l. 10s. 0d. to Hugh Reason Esq. for rent of the office for payment of captors; 24l. 6s. 9d. for contingencies in the port of Portsmouth; 5l. for ditto in Dover port; 3l. 6s. 9d. for ditto in Bristol port; 1l. 0s. 10d. for ditto in Kinsale port; 2l. 10s. 0d. for ditto in Deal port; 25l. 11s. 6d. for charges of the Office in London port; 20l. to Charles Carkess for his trouble in calculating the Customs paid for prize goods, since the beginning of the war, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 408. Money Book XIX, pp. 370–1, 419.
Money warrant for 16,900l. 7s.d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, for the 97th payment of principal and interest due on the said tickets due Jan. 14 inst., being the next payment in course.
Appending: certificate of the said principal and interest so due.
£ s. d.
principal money after abating 10l. for one benefit above 20l. 9,990 0 0
interest of 999 tickets from Lady day 1700 to 14 Jan. 1708–9 inclusive being 3,217 days at a halfpenny a day each 6,695 7
benefits 215 0 0
£16,900 7
Ibid., p. 417. Order Book VII, p. 207.
Same for 365l. 1s. 2d. to Sir William Benson and Sir Ambrose Crowley, sheriffs of London and Middlesex, for the year ended 1707 Sept. 29 for the surplusage on their account, being 120l. paid for a reward to Richard Neale, Andrew Niprit, John Springnall et al. for apprehending James Coates for highway robbery and John Whittingham and William Dunne alias Elby for burglary and the remaining 245l. 1s. 2d. for certain disbursements for her Majesty's service allowed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in their account. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 418. Order Book VII, p. 221. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Jan. 15. Same for 221l. 6s. 0d. to William Popple junr., Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade for 1708 Michaelmas quarter's incidents detailed for said Commissioners. Money Book XIX, p. 418. Order Book VII, p. 217. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's craving of 14l. 10s. 0d. for 1708 Xmas quarter as messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. (Together with: warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle a similar sum as messenger attending the Customs.) Money Book XIX, p. 419. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Money warrant for 1,512l. 0s. 0d. to Sir Philip Meadows; 945l. thereof for six months to Sept. 29 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany and 567l. for same on same as Plenipotentiary to same. Money Book XIX, p. 420. Order Book VII, p. 217. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 182l. to John Laws Esq., her Majesty's Secretary at Brussels for three months on his 40s. a day ordinary in advance as from 1708 Aug. 7. Money Book XIX, p. 420. Order Book VII, p. 215. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Charles, Earl of Sunderland and Henry Boyle for 1705 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance or salary as Secretaries of State. Money Book XIX, p. 420. Order Book VII, p. 216. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 100l. to the Mayor of Berwick on Tweed for one year to 1708 Sept. 29 on their allowance for repair of the bridge built by Charles I over the Tweed. Money Book XIX, p. 420. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 194l. to Hen. Davenant Esq., her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort; for last Sept. 29 quarter's ordinary. Money Book XIX, p. 421. Order Book VII, p. 222. Disposition Book XIX, p. 194.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill detailed of the Hackney Coach Office for 1708 Xmas quarter: total 207l. 10s. 0d.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of same for same quarter (total 82l. 13s. 2d.). Money Book XIX, p. 421.
Money warrant for 573l. to James Craggs, Resident at the Court of the King of Spain: being 300l. for his equipage and 273l. for three months' ordinary in advance as from Sept. 18 last. Ibid., p. 422. Order Book VII, p. 216. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Jan. 15. Money warrant for 182l. to Christian Cole Esq., Secretary at Venice, for three months on his ordinary from July 31 last to Oct. 29 last. Money Book XIX, p. 422. Order Book VII, p. 219. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for 1708 Xmas quarter's allowance or salary. Money Book XIX, p. 422. Order Book VII, p. 210. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 3,000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners; for half a year to 1708 June 24 for the wages and board wages of said Band. Money Book XIX, p. 423. Order Book VII, p. 218. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for last Xmas quarter to the Bedchamber as follows: viz. 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber; 250l. each to nine Ladies of the Bedchamber: Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Lady Jane Hyde; Henrietta, Viscountess Rialton; Juliana, Countess of Burlington; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Ann, Countess of Sunderland; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frechville; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset. 125l. each to five Women of the Bedchamber: Margaret Feilding; Abigail Masham; Agnata Cooper; Beata Danvers; Alice Hill. 75l. each to six Maids of Honour: Jane Kingdon; Elizabeth Collier; Mary Forrester; Ann Smith; Ann Wyvill; Elizabeth Hales. Money Book XIX, p. 423. Order Book VII, p. 208. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 52l. 16s. 8d. to William Emmett, Richard Swift and Richard Graham for their charges in attending the prosecution of Charles Buck and Thomas Hales, late collectors of Taxes for Bromley Co. Kent; for illegal levying of money on their parishioners. Money Book XIX, p. 424. Order Book VII, p. 207. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pells et al. to take in at the Receipt loans not exceeding 12,335l. 14s. 5d. from any person or bodies on credit of the Act 5 Anne [6 Anne c. 27] for Continuing several Subsidies &c.: the said sum representing the interest due on the 12th inst. as follows on the total of 822,381l. 15s. 6d. lent for the service of the war on the credit of said Act.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the interest so due.
£ s. d.
on 816,685l. lent 8 April 1707 for three months' interest from 8 Oct. 1708 to 8 Jan. 1708–9 12,250 5 6
on 5,595l. 8s. 10½d. lent 10 April 1707 for three months' interest to 10 Jan. 1708–9 83 18 7
on 101l. 6s.d. lent 12 April 1707 for three months' interest to 12 Jan. 1708–9 1 10 4
£12,335 14 5
Money Book XIX, pp. 424–5.
Jan. 15. Same for 69l. to the underkeepers &c. of Richmond Park for one year's salary to 1708 June 24: viz. 20l. to Theophilus Westwood an underkeeper; 25l. to Edward Aldrich a same; 10l. to the bailiff and 14l. to Henry Badger, a moletaker. Ibid., p. 426. Order Book VII, p. 208. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 10l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for one year to 1708 Sept. 29 on their perpetuity.
15l. to the Vicars [Choral] of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for same on their same. Money Book XIX, p. 427. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 86l. 5s. 10½d. to Anthony Springet for an overpayment as a joint Receiver for the Subsidy anno 1703 for Co. Sussex: same to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the Land Tax anno 1707 [for said County]. Money Book XIX, p. 427. Order Book VII, p. 230.
Same for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker, and Richard Shoreditch) for 1708 Xmas quarter's salary. Money Book XIX, p. 427, Order Book VII, p. 210. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 100l. to Henry Baker for half a year to 1708 Lady day on his allowance as solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury. Money Book XIX, p. 428. Order Book VII, p. 213. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 136l. 1s. 0d. to Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, for fetching from the Tally Court and sorting the foils or counterparts of 10,884 tallies levied there without fees between Easter and Michaelmas 1708 (being 2,873 tallies of loan, 3,387 tallies of purchases of annuities on the first Annuity Act anno 1708 and 4,624 tallies of the like purchases on the second Act anno 1708 and joining and delivering the said tallies back to the Tally Court for cancellation when in order of payment). Money Book XIX, p. 428. Order Book VII, p. 213. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 75l. to William Wecket for 1708 Xmas quarter for disbursements and attendance on the Treasury Office.
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters [for said Office]. Money Book XIX, p. 366. Order Book VII, p. 209. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to repay the Land Tax assessments anno 1708 on officers of the Salt Duty of salaries not exceeding 100l. per an.
Prefixing: presentment from said Commissioners requesting same for their officers. Money Book XIX, p. 429.
Jan. 15. Money warrant for 50l. to the Agents for Taxes for the charges they will be at in recovering public money from the late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset. Money Book XIX, p. 429b. Order Book VII, p. 219. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 2,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark for half a year to 1708 Oct. 10 on his annuity for surrendering the bishopric of Eutin. Money Book XIX, p. 429b. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 1,088l. 8s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for the usual and accustomed fees on 10,884 tallies, ut supra, p. 53, struck by them, for which they took no fees. Money Book XIX, pp. 429b–430. Order Book VII, p. 209. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 27l. 10s. 0d. to the clerks in the Office of the Pipe for 1702 Easter to 1708 Easter on an ancient fee of 9l. 3s. 4d. payable to them at Easter in every second year. Money Book XIX, p. 430. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to 1708 Xmas on the annuity granted to the city of London for the better support of the children of that foundation. Money Book XIX, p. 430. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to William Borrett to pay 30l. 2s. 6d. to Henry Willis and William Lany, clerks to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for copying Proclamations and other public writings from 1703 May 17 to 1707 March 28.
Prefixing: said Borrett's report thereon. Money Book XIX, p. 431.
Money warrant for 135l. to the officers, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year to 1708 Lady day on their respective fees. Ibid., p. 432. Order Book VII, p. 215. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 62l. 2s. 8d. to John Pink (Pinck), painter, for his two bills for designs and painting work by him performed in the way of heraldry as well on occasion of the Union of the two kingdoms as on the mournful occasion of the death of Prince George of Denmark: as certified by Sir Henry St George, Garter King at Arms, and Henry, Earl of Bindon, Deputy Earl Marshal. Money Book XIX, p. 435. Order Book VII, p. 217. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Same for 47l. 4s. 2d. to Sir John Cooke, Clerk of the Pipe, for one year to 1708 Xmas on his patent fee and 60l. for same year on his allowance for drawing down and charging Recusants' convictions &c. (Money order for said 60l. dated Feb. 8 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 437. Order Book VII, p. 231. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account anno 1707 of John Howe as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons the sums of 39l. 10s. 4d. and 31l. 14s. 6d. for fees anno 1706 for passing his accounts respectively for Guards and Garrisons and for the Royal Hospital of Chelsea.
Prefixing and appending: said Howe's petition for same and statement of said fees. Money Book XIX, pp. 432–3.
Jan. 15. Money order for 300l. to Daniell Park for a quarter due Jan. 13 inst. on his allowance as Captain General and Governor in Chief of her Majesty's Leeward Caribbee Islands. Order Book VII, p. 221.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to assign to Geffry Power and John Marks, the executors of John Smith late of Bideford merchant, the lease of said Smith's estate; he having been an eminent and fair trader for many years to and from the Plantations, and they having by nursing his estate reduced his debt to the Crown from 7,000l. to 2,301l. 12s. 8d. which balance they are to pay by instalments.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on the petition of said Power and Marks. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 147.
Same by same to same to pay 51l. 11s. 3d. to James Douglas merchant being so much paid into the Exchequer for her Majesty's share of brandy condemned which was stolen from said Douglas by one Thomas Oades and put into the hands of an officer of the Customs by Josiah Bishop the merchant's cooper on pretence it had been run, whereas it was in truth part of a greater quantity brought by cocquet from Scotland and had paid the Duty there before the Union.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Ibid., p. 149.
Allowance by same of the salary bill of the Plantation officers of the Customs (not detailed) for half a year ended 1708 Xmas: total 1,280l. Ibid., p. 17.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Edward Whitaker, late Solicitor to the Admiralty and Navy, setting forth that there is an imprest on him of 43,398l. to carry on trials at law and other prosecutions relating to the Navy; that great part of such expense is for fees to counsel, clerks' fees, court fees and subsistence of prisoners for all which no receipts or acquittances are usually taken or given but allowance thereof has been usually made in the accounts which he passed at the Navy [Office] on their being examined and certified by the Judge of the Admiralty and Counsel to the Admiralty and Navy: but by a late Act of Parliament petitioner is directed to account according to the course of the Exchequer where proper receipts and vouchers must be produced “which for the reasons aforementioned can't be had” and his estate is seized into her Majesty's hands to answer the said imprest: therefore praying to be permitted without molestation to apply to Parliament for relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 344.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Henley to pay 357l. 13s. 2d. to James Smith, late Agent for Prizes in the Mediterranean, representing his cravings for disbursements and otherwise: to be paid out of any money in the hands of said Henley of the Queen's share of prizes.
Prefixing: abstract of the account of said Smith (late Agent for Prizes on board the Fleet when last under the command of Sir Cloudesley Shovell): total charge 4,222l. representing the proceeds of prizes: total discharges 4,654l. 13s. 3d. (including cash paid by Sir Cloudesley Shovell's order to Mossam Ferrabosco being the Queen's moiety of brass guns taken out of a brigantine called the Pascavallia lost at sea). Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 291.
Jan. 15 Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for Prizes to allow in account to the abovesaid James Smith the sum of 678l. 11s.d. representing seven items of cravings detailed therein; including 192l. 12s. 7d. for charges paid by him on each prize for which he does not produce vouchers, alleging that it is impracticable in the country where those prizes were disposed of.
Appending: the said Commissioners' report on said cravings. Ibid., pp. 292–3.
[?] Letters patent by same constituting Edmund Drake to be one of the Supervisors of Tin Blowing Houses in Cornwall and Devon loco John Basset deceased: to wit three blowing houses in Kenwyn, one in St. Stephen, one in St. Austell, one at Polgooth in the parish of St. Eve and one called Bescowehouse in the parish of Kea near Truro. Ibid., pp. 294–5.
Jan 15. Warrant by same to Robert Walpole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 859l. 11s. 6d. to Brigadier Handasyde for the charge of 2d. a day deducted for the offreckonings of every private man [in his Regiment] respited, to wit on divers numbers of privates (ranging from 278 to 334) detailed between 1706 July 25 and 1707 June 24.
Prefixing report by J. Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] and Henry St. John [late Secretary at War] on said Handasyde's petition for same. It is and always has been the practice to respite the full pay of 8d. a day for every private man wanting in the complement of any Regiment or Company, which is 2d. a day more than the Officer receives for their subsistence and is intended to oblige them immediately to recruit their Company upon any death or desertion. But by reason of the great distance of this [Handasyde's] Regiment from England the Officers had no opportunity to recruit the great numbers that continually die at Jamaica, so that the greatest part of the Captain's personal pay is very often taken away by these respited twopences: upon which consideration the late Comptrollers of Army Accounts formerly proposed to your Lordship to deduct the offreckonings of 50 men only in each Company instead of 70, their full complement “which your Lordship was pleased to approve and it has been complied with to 25 July 1706 as the warrant directed: since which [date] the offreckonings have been deducted and paid to the clothiers for the full complement, as usual, at the rate of 70 men in each Company although from the said 25th July to 24 June 1707 (to which time the rolls are returned from Jamaica) there is near 300 men respited every muster, the offreckonings for which number being deducted out of the Captain's personal pay is a very severe charge upon [them the Captains] considering it is impossible for them to recruit upon the place the great numbers which inevitably become defective by the constant mortality in that climate.” The Brigadier appears to us to be very strict and regular in his musters. Ibid., pp. 295–6.
Jan. 15. Same by same to [the Agents for Taxes] to accept the sum of 427l. 8s.d. paid into the Exchequer 1708 Nov. 8 by Charles, Lord Fitz Walter as his part of the composition for the debt of Nathaniell Rich, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Essex, notwithstanding that the same should have been paid before Oct. 30 last.
Prefixing: report by said Agents on the case. Ibid., pp. 299–300.
Treasurer Godolphin to [the Earl of Wharton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Martin praying that a debt owing to him for necessaries supplied to the Army in Ireland, or that the expense he shall be at in building two or three barracks in the Territory of Ireconnaught (which the late House of Commons there proposed for her Majesty's service) may be accepted in discharge of the 1,200l. due to the Crown from George Lee, late collector of part of Co. Galway, for whom said Martin was security: together with the certificate from Henry Arkwright, collector of part of Galway: the said petition having been previously referred to the Earl of Pembroke, late Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, who by letter of Nov. 16 last advised a stay of proceedings against said Martin. You are meanwhile to stay proceedings accordingly. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 46.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to same to place to the account of the [Irish] revenue at large certain extraordinary payments out of Concordatums and Military Contingencies anno 1708 amounting in the whole to 2,056l. 9s. 9d.: [the allocation to the head of Concordatums and Military Contingencies] being “occasioned by the holding of the last Sessions of Parliament, by works done on several Garrisons at the time of the late intended invasion and otherwise”: the same constituting an exceeding on the head of Concordatums in the year ended 1708 Dec. 25. The same are hereby to be paid out of the [Irish] revenue at large of the said year to the end that the funds as established may be cleared from the said extraordinaries.
Appending: schedule of said payments.
£ s. d.
Concordatums.
extraordinary payments made by warrants of Concordatum occasioned by the Parliament:
Sir Andrew Fountaine, disbursements for the House of Lords as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 215 14 9
Robert Thornton for stationery ware for both Houses of Parliament 244 17 0
Sir Richard Levinge, Solicitor General, for his trouble about Public Bills 57 10 0
Sergeant Saunders for his trouble about Public Bills 28 15 0
Sergeant Neave for the like 28 15 0
Benj[amin] Parry for rent of Parliament House 93 9 9
Robert Heath, disbursements for the House of Lords 19 14 6
Walter Bingham, for his works done to the clocks of the House of Lords 11 9 8
£700 5 8
Extraordinary payments made by Concordatum for taking Torrys pursuant to late Acts of Parliament:
to Capt. Malcom McNeale 70 0 0
to ditto 23 8 0
to Richard Hedges for ditto 21 9 0
to ditto 64 13 5
to John McNeale 30 0 0
to John Moore 23 8 6
to Sergt. Neave for speeding an extraordinary commission of Oyer and Terminer for trial of Rapparees 40 0 0
to Ambrose Elliot for attending and prosecuting criminals 10 0 0
£283 4 3
Extraordinary payments by Concordatum for works done at several Garrisons in the time of the late intended Invasion:
Thomas Burgh, for extraordinary works at Londonderry 270 0 9
ditto for works at Limerick &c. 85 13 10½
ditto for works at Duncannon Fort &c. 47 6 10½
ditto for works at Charles Fort &c. 24 9 1
ditto 116 6 0
ditto 37 6 6
ditto 30 4 2
ditto 20 8 6
ditto 202 11 9
ditto 115 6 0
£949 13 6
Extraordinary payments by Concordatums for payment of rent for Dursey and Blasquet Islands for preventing the privateers from being supplied with provisions:
the Countess of Orkney for half a year's rent of the Blasquett 26 9 6
ditto another half year's rent 26 0 0
James Fountaine for half a year's rent of Durzey Island 23 16 0
ditto for another half year's rent 23 16 0
£100 1 6
Richard Huddy for apprehending a Regular of the Popish clergy in pursuance of an Act of Parliament 23 8 10
Total Concordatums £2,056 9 9
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 47, 50–1.
Jan. 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ John Short Esq. as General Inspector and Adjuster of damaged tobacco and wines at Leith and Port Glasgow “and where else the service shall require his assistance in North Britain”: at the salary of 100l. per an. and 10s. a day travelling charges. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 473.
Same by same to same to pay 862l. 9s. 11d. to the Customs Cashier in England for the charge of passing the Commission of the Customs for Scotland and for payments made to several officers who were sent from England to Scotland to assist in the collection of the Customs there after the Union and to instruct the officers employed therein: to wit Warwick Arthur, Collector of Bridlington went from London 24 April 1707 and returned to Bridlington 5 Nov. 1707: Jessop Boughton: Lionel Norman went from London 24 April 1707: Mr. Sewell sent by the Earl of Glasgow to instruct the officers from 25 April 1707 to 10 Aug.
Prefixing: memorial from the Customs Commissioners of England for payment of same; and statement of account of same. Ibid., pp. 475–6.
Jan. 16. Money warrant for 1,840l. to Henry, Earl of Galway for half a year to Xmas last on his ordinary of 10s. a day as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. Money Book XIX, p. 426. Order Book VII, p. 216. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Money order for 25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for 1707 Xmas on his allowance in lieu of bills as Master of the Ceremonies. Order Book VII, p. 251. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Royal sign manual for 150l. to Sir David Nairn “being the usual allowance payable to our Almoner at Edinburgh for providing gowns and other charities to be distributed to the poor there upon our birthday and for his [the Almoner's] own allowance”: and is to be remitted by said Nairne to John Law, minister of the Gospel, the Queen's Almoner at Edinburgh and is for one year ending Feb. 6 next. (Money warrant and money order dated respectively Jan. 24 and Jan. 26 hereon.) (See infra, pp. 64–5 and 67.) Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 480–1.
Jan. 17. Money order for 50l. to Anthony Hodges for one quarter to Jan. 10 inst. on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of Montserrat. Order Book VII, p. 227.
Same for 50l. to John Yeomans for a quarter due Jan. 10 on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of Antigua. Ibid., p. 221.
Letter of direction for 15,000l. to Thomas Micklethwaite, Treasurer and Paymaster of Transports: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1709: and is to be applied towards defraying the charge of the corn which is ordered to be bought by the Transport Commissioners and sent to Catalonia. Disposition Book XIX, p. 251.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Buchunun, merchant in Edinburgh, shewing that he imported three pieces of Dutch Alamodes and Lustrings in the port of Borrowstounness and went to enter and pay Duty for same “as usual before the Union” but same are stopped by virtue of 9–10 Wm. III [c. 30 for increasing the Duties on Alamodes but probably the reference is to the Act 8–9 Wm. III. c. 36 for preventing the importation of Alamodes], of which Act petitioner was ignorant, therefore praying leave to export same. Reference Book VIII, p. 344.
Report to the Queen by Treasurer Godolphin concerning the losses sustained by the inhabitants of Nevis and St. Christopher in America when the French invaded the said islands in 1705; the said matter being referred to the Lord Treasurer by order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington 18 Aug. 1708 upon a return that day presented from the Commissioners appointed to enquire of the said losses and upon a report from the Commissioners of Trade made upon the petition of Stephen Duport of St. Christopher planter concerning his losses.
Hereon the Lord Treasurer reports as follows. Pursuant to an Address of the House of Commons of March 1706–7 your Majesty appointed the said Commissioners to enquire of said losses. By their return it appears that the losses of the inhabitants of Nevis (exclusive of the Commissioners) amounted to 206,743l. 12s.d. and the loss sustained by the Commissioners themselves came to 12,961l. 16s. 8d. or together 219,705l. 8s. 10½d. for Nevis; out of which is to be deducted 1,575l. 7s. 3d. for plunder which the enemy scattered in going off: thus leaving 218,130l. 1s.d. The loss of the inhabitants in St. Christopher came to 123,931l. 14s. 3d. and that of the Commissioners for that island 13,289l. 6s. 11½d. or together 137,221l. 1s.d.: making a grand total of 355,351l. 2s. 10d.
About July 1706 your Majesty taking into consideration the distressed condition of said inhabitants directed that five French prizes then newly brought into Ireland laden with provisions should be sent for the relief of said islands and the Victualling Commissioners have also sent thither 400 barrels of flour and contracted for 2,000 barrels of beef and 400 barrels of pork amounting in value to 9,195l. 16s.d. besides the extraordinary value of Ordnance stores for those islands, together with the expenses defrayed out of the Civil List funds in executing the said commission of inquiry: all which I propose may be laid before the House of Commons in such manner as your Majesty shall be pleased to direct, “being what was desired by their said Address to have been done the last session if the return from the said Commissioners had been made soon enough for that purpose.”
As to the petition of Stephen Duport praying that the losses he sustained at St. Christopher in 1689 may be considered in like manner as those by the French invasion in 1705 I do not conceive his case is within the intent of the Address of the said House. But if your Majesty shall so please I have no other objection thereunto, especially as the Commissioners for Trade report that his allegations and accounts are true.
Prefixing: copy of said Order in Council of 1708 Aug. 18. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 297–8.
Jan. 17. Treasurer Godolphin to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to report on the qualifications of John Phelp for the office of auditor of the revenue arising to her Majesty from the sheriffs, boroughs and Crown rents within Scotland.
Appending: memorial from the Earl of Seafield recommending said Phelp for said place. “I conceive this office cannot be discharged by the Auditors of the revenue in England, because these accounts must be passed before the Exchequer in Scotland according to the Act constituting that Court, and it would be very troublesome to the several accomptants if it were otherwise. There are three clerks who keep the rolls of these accounts and have their commission for life.” It is just that the fees due to them on the passing of these accounts be secured to them. I therefore propose a salvo in Phelp's commission securing to them their fees as they had before the Union. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 479.
Jan. 18. Money warrant for 120l. to Robert Stephens, Messenger of the Press, 100l. thereof for two years to Xmas 1706 on his salary and the remaining 20l. for same for his charges and in lieu of all allowances by bills. Money Book XIX, p. 426. Order Book VII, p. 222. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export of some Newfoundland fish taken prize by her Majesty's ship Plymouth, Capt. Jonas Hanway, from the French ship St. John Baptist brought into Plymouth port and condemned in the Admiralty Court: viz. without landing or paying Duty thereon but with the proviso that it be first marked by the Salt officers to prevent claim for drawback on Salt Duty.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners. The case is like that of her Majesty's ship Hastings, Capt. John Paul, on which we reported Nov. 23 last. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 145.
The like warrant for the prize fish taken by her Majesty's ship Salisbury Capt.—Hosier taken from the French ship St. James of St. Malo and carried into Plymouth.
Prefixing: the like report. Ibid., p. 146.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Fra. Ellison, agent to Lord Raby's Regiment of Dragoons, for removal of a respite on 48 horses twice respited for 25 days amounting to 35l. Reference Book VIII, p. 347.
Jan. 18. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jo[h]n Chamberlaine for extension of lease of several messuages or houses, tenements, yards, stables and other premises on part of the ground called Round Rundles and Swallowfield in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields and of a messuage or tenement standing upon part of Pall Mall Field: he being possessed thereof by assignment from the Earl of St. Alban's trustees and all the buildings on the premises being old and decayed. Reference Book VIII, p. 347.
Same to same of the petition of Moses Stringer, chymist, shewing that Wm. III granted a lease for 31 years to Robert Rouse et al. of divers mines in Merionethshire; but they being unable to improve same have agreed to assign to petitioner: therefore praying a new lease thereof and of other mines “which he alleges to have discovered in North Wales.” Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] of the petition of Theophilus Westwood for repairs of the [his] lodge in New Park. Ibid., p. 348.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition of Richard Butler of Ireland merchant praying (in regard of his services and sufferings) that the sum of 800l. which he owes for Excise may be deducted out of the 3,500l. owing to him for the value of the ship Ann and Mary and her cargo, converted to the public use: and for the balance thereof to be allowed him from time to time on his exports and imports. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 47.
Jan. 19. Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay to Lieut. Col. Callaghan McCallagham the arrears of a rent charge of 20l. per an. payable out of lands called Laghane part of the Earl of Clancarty's estate, he having been page to Callahan late Earl of Clancarty who settled on him the said rent for three lives and petitioner's life all which the petitioner possessed since the said Earl's death in 1706 [sic for 1676] till the late wars [in Ireland] when the said annuity and lands were seized into the hands of Wm. and Mary with the rest of that estate by reason of the then Earl of Clancarty's attainder “until the said attainder with other estates forfeited in Ireland were by Act of Parliament vested in trustees to be sold”: the petitioner exhibited his claim before the said trustees who allowed his annuity for his life but disallowed his claim for the lands of Laghane and they only paid him 40l. out of 300l. arrears due thereon although he made it appear to them that he is comprehended in the Articles for the surrender of Limerick, “being but two years only [of said arrears] the said estate being vested in them no longer [? no further back].” The Attorney General is of opinion he has a good right to the 20l. per an. for life, but that the payment of the arrears is a matter of royal grace. The said arrears are hereby to be paid for the whole period during which the rents and profits of the said lands of Laghane have been paid into the Exchequer. Ibid., pp. 48–9.
Jan. 20. Treasury reference to Mr. Dod and Mr. Warters of the petition of [some] poor sailors of Dartmouth shewing that the ship La Joyeuse of Dieppe laden with wine being taken by them and brought in to Dartmouth the Queen and the Prince [of Denmark as Lord High Admiral] granted same to them in consideration of their service [in capturing same]: therefore praying “the Lord Treasurer's warrant for the same.” Reference Book VIII, p. 345.
Jan. 20. Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Cromartie. By your letter of the 4th inst. you acquaint me that the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary did formerly use to direct their clerk to give up, to the Lord Treasurer of Scotland, rolls or lists with the names of all persons fined in their Court either in circuits or in the ordinary sittings; and that they desire to know to whom the like should now be delivered. Please tell them that I hereby appoint that such rolls or lists be constantly transmitted to the Queen's Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland to the end that due care may be taken for levying and answering the same to her Majesty's use. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 478.