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January 1709, 21-31


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'Warrant Books: January 1709, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23: 1709 (1949), pp. 63-72. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90800 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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January 1709, 21–31

Jan. 21. Letter of direction for 123l. 8s. 6d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over to Benjamin Bedford for lodging the Muscovite Ambassador and his retinue to Michaelmas 1708. Disposition Book XIX, p. 253.
Same for 38,029l. 13s. 4d. to John Howe, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1709: and is intended to be employed to the service of the Guards and Garrisons in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the late [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to attend the Lord Treasurer on Tuesday next instead of Monday next with Mr. Brewer and Mr. Henley, the two late Receivers General of Prizes. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 28.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft privy seal [missing] for discharging the lands of the Earl of Peterborough from any demands from the Crown on account of his late employment abroad. Ibid., p. 29.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct Charles Weeks in the business of the Customs, to fit him for some employment therein. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Lloyd of London merchant touching moneys paid [to] John Thrale for subsisting her Majesty's forces at New York and remaining in the hands of his [Thrale's] executors: as also the petition of Joseph Paice et al. relating to that matter, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 464. Ibid., p. 31.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Edward Paunceford shewing that about 1702 he was prevailed upon by Mr. Guy Palmes to lend him 4,000l.; that afterwards [Palmes] being preferred to a pension of 1,000l. per an. he [Palmes] made an assignment [thereon to petitioner] to pay interest for the said sum and part principal yearly; and the said grant being enlarged he [Palmes] assigned the whole pension over to other persons without making any provision for performing his first promise: therefore prays that a stop may be put to his [Palmes's] last assignment [of said pension] till he make provision for such promise. Reference Book VIII, pp. 345–6.
Jan. 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties of Major Edward Tynt as Governor of the Province of Carolina: said sureties being William Morgan Esq. agent to Major Gen. Holt's Regiment and Major David Ward to be bound with him in 2,000l. to her Majesty: the said security having been approved by the Commissioners for Trade. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 298.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of the late Contractors for Wine Licences the salary of 1,800l. a year for the whole time of their contract.
Prefixing. certificate by said Auditors Edward Harley and —. Maynwaring Auditors [of Imprests] and F. Bythell deputy auditor. During the first 5½ years of the said contract the said revenue produced 69,677l. 4s. 7d. which amounts to 11,800l. a year for that time with an overplus of 4,777l. 4s. 7d. The remaining three years of their contract the revenue produced no more than 31,965l. 4s. 0d. which is short of 11,800l. a year by 3,434l. 16s. 2d. Ibid., p. 299.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Rawson Hart of the scite of the manor or lordship of Kirton in Lindsey and the demesne lands in Magglemore and two parcels of lands of said manor called South Green and the Field Meer.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by deputy auditor Jo. Tailer and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury subscription of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 301–5, 429.
Jan. 22. Letter of direction for 52,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1709: and is to be applied to the service of the Forces abroad in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit to direct.
In the margin: out of loans on the Land Tax made by Sir Theodore Janssen. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
J. Taylour to the Lord Advocate of Scotland. In accordance with your letter acquainting the Lord Treasurer with a dispute between Sir Andrew Kennedy and Sir Alexander Cumming relating to the salary of the office of Conservator [of the Scottish privileges] in the Netherlands, my Lord has put a stop to the payment thereof till the right to it be decided. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 482.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron [of the Exchequer Court in Scotland]. I shall not be able to send your Lordship's new commission till the method of passing warrants relating to Scotland is adjusted, which I think will be in a very few days. As to the poor on the Charity Roll a warrant is prepared for 850l. for one year from the Union to the 1st of May 1708 but as no perfect list of them is exhibited here [in London] the Lord Treasurer has directed the issue of that money to Sir David Nairne to be by him forwarded to her Majesty's Almoner at Edinburgh, for the greater ease and despatch of that matter. The same is to be paid and distributed by said Almoner according to such list as shall be allowed and approved of by your Lordship and any two of the other Barons of the Exchequer Scotland. As soon as same has been paid please send a list of the names to the Lord Treasurer England in order to be laid before the Queen. If you think any other method more proper to be used for the future please intimate the same.
The Lord Treasurer has also signed a warrant for the usual charity to be distributed to the poor at Edinburgh on her next birthday now coming.
I know of no money that has been imprested for payment of salaries for which there were precepts from the late Lords of the Treasury [Scotland]. I am sorry you meet with so much difficulty in adjusting the matters relating to the Equivalent. But 'tis I believe no more than was expected. As soon as the deficiencies of the year 1707 are stated you will please to give my Lord Treasurer an account thereof. His Lordship would be glad to know from time to time what is done about calling to account the late tacksmen of the Customs, so that if Parliament make any inquiry as to same they may receive a satisfactory answer. Ibid.
Jan. 24.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Mary Goldsmith setting forth her being undone by the fire at Windsor which burned eight stables, a large barn and part of two dwelling houses to the value of 360l.; that the stables were her sole dependence, the late Prince's horses standing there ever since he came to England: therefore praying a grant of the old buildings near the waterside in Eton which for some years past have lain waste. Reference Book VIII, p. 345.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of Robert Millar, Clerk to the Mint at Edinburgh, shewing that the Privy Council of Scotland, when settling the order and method of the recoinage [of Scotch moneys in 1707] appointed Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Bruce and Mr. Brown as Commissioners for taking in the money from the Bank by weight and tale, overseeing the melting and certifying the deficiency. Subsequently (upon particular application from the Bank) petitioner was adjoined to them for overseeing the said tale and weight and to sign with them the declarations to the Bank of the receipt thereof into the Mint. Now that all is melted the said three Commissioners have applied for their remuneration without taking notice of petitioner. Therefore prays consideration for his pains and trouble, his salary as Clerk of the Mint being but 40l. per an. by which he is narrowly subsisted. For the report hereon see under June 1 infra, p. 196. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 1.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners of Scotland to pay 40l. per an. additional salary to George Drummond, Accomptant General of Excise as from 1708 Xmas.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Drummond's petition ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 470. Ibid., p. 3.
Jan. 24. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill detailed of the Excise for Edinburgh precincts for the quarter ended 1708 Dec. 28: total 123l. 0s. 11¾d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 6.
Jan. 25. Same by same of the incidents bill, not detailed, of the Post Office for 1708 Xmas quarter: total 1,251l. 19s. 2d. Money Book XIX, p. 343.
Letter of direction for 7,631l. 16s. 8d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by said Brydges on malt anno 1708: and is to be esteemed and taken as part of the money allowed by Parliament to be had out of the funds anno 1708 to make good the services of former years: and is intended to satisfy the money order of 11 Dec. 1705 supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XX, p. 484, for the said sum to said Brydges, being the amount which the House of Commons had voted 1705 Nov. 22 to be granted to her Majesty to make good the charge of General Officers and Contingencies in the Expedition to Spain which was not provided for in the then last session of Parliament.
William Lowndes to said Brydges of same date concerning same. In your memorial of the 10th inst. you represent that the clothiers who furnished her Majesty's Forces borne upon the Establishment of Spain and Catalonia anno 1706 are still a considerable sum in arrear by reason that great part of the moneys granted for those Forces out of which the offreckonings should have been paid was applied in Spain by direction of the Commander in Chief there to answer several extraordinary services of the war for which [extraordinary services] no provision has been yet made by Parliament except the sum of 7,631l. 16s. 8d. voted by the House of Commons as above. This sum is directed to you this day as above. You are to assign [to the clothiers] the tallies and orders for the said loans, and interest is to commence thereon from the day of making the same [the said assignments] to the said clothiers towards satisfying what is due to them for [out of] the said offreckonings “the said clothiers first entering into the same agreement with you about these tallies as the clothiers have done to whom like tallies have been lately delivered.” Disposition Book XIX, p. 254.
William Lowndes to Henry Baker to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Holland concerning an Exchequer information against him in 1705 for transporting wool. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 29.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Benj. Mathews, late Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Northampton and Rutland, shewing that notwithstanding the great loss he has had in his returns he has cleared his debt to the Crown except 655l. 7s. 0d. on the Marriage Duties: therefore praying payment of 714l. due to him on the said Agents' report, for extraordinary charges in his collection, to enable him to clear said debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 346.
Same to same of the petition of Miles Parker, Receiver General of the Tenth 4s. Aid and Duties on Houses for Co. Oxford: praying payment of 150l. for his extraordinary charges in his collection. Ibid.
Jan. 26. Letter of direction for 67,489l. 0s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on the Land Tax anno 1709: and is to be applied to the service of said Forces in such manner as my Lord Treasurer shall think fit to direct. Disposition Book XIX, p. 253.
William Lowndes to Consul Cole at Algiers. Application has been made to Treasurer Godolphin relating to the prize St. John Baptist taken by three English letters-of-mart men and carried into the port of Algiers, to wit that such part of the goods of the said prize as are looked upon to be unvendible there may at the proprietor's own pleasure be shipped to Leghorn or any other port. The Lord Treasurer referred the matter to Mr. Baker, one of the late Commissioners for Prizes, who thinks the request reasonable provided the goods be first appraised on oath and that the usually adjudged Admiralty perquisite of one tenth (both of what is sold at Algiers and what is so exported) be remitted to her Majesty's Exchequer. The Lord Treasurer approves thereof. Please take care thereof in the manner aforesaid. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 29.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed Order of Council [missing] relating to the issuing a Commission for settling the limits between Virginia and Catalonia [sic for Carolina]. What proportion of the cost thereof on the part of Virginia may be fitly borne by her Majesty out of the quit rents or other revenues of that colony? Ibid., p. 30.
Jan. 27. Royal sign manual for 500l. to Sir John Norris, one of the Admirals of the Navy, for his service, pains and expenses in making several journeys by the Queen's command from the Fleet in the Mediterranean in 1707 to the Duke of Savoy at Turin to concert divers matters relating to the Expedition against Toulon and for his attendance on the said Duke in that Expedition. (Money order dated Feb. 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 481. Order Book VII, p. 224. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Same for 850l. to Sir David Nairn for one year for the poor on the Charity Roll Scotland to 1 May 1708 last ut supra, p. 64. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.)
Letter of direction dated Jan. 31 for 990l. to said Nairn. This sum appears to be an erratum for 1,000l. representing the addition of the present 850l. with the 150l. supra, p. 59, under date Jan. 16.
(William Lowndes dated Feb. 14 to the Auditor of the Receipt not to take any fees on the above two payments.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 4, 7. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 256, 259.
Jan. 28. Money warrant for 70l. to Joseph England, clerk to John Nutin late Receiver and Paymaster of Transports, in full of his (and his father's) charges and pains in discovering the effects of the said Nutin amounting to 4,654l., part of which, amounting to 3,054l. was paid into the Exchequer (in Oct. 1707 and March following) and the remainder was well secured to her Majesty by Mr. Wood and Mr. Prior giving bond for the same.
Prefixing: report by the Agents for Taxes on said Joseph England's petition. Money Book XIX, p. 436. Order Book VII, p. 224. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Jan. 28. Letter of direction for 30,360l. 4s.d. to Francis, Visct. Rialton, Cofferer of the Household, to clear the payment of the Household due in his Office to 1708 Michaelmas: to be paid out of Civil List moneys by 3,000l. weekly for four weeks from this day and thereafter by 2,000l. a week. Disposition Book XIX, p. 255.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out Navy bills for allowing to the Navy Treasurer 845l. 3s. 11d. paid [by him] to the Bank of England for interest of 70,000l. by them advanced for the service of the Navy at the times stated in the account of said interest. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 30.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an order [missing] of the Lords of the Committee for the Affairs of Guernsey and Jersey relating to a hearing before them at the [Privy] Council Chamber on the petition of the Deputies of the States of Guernsey against two orders of Council of 1708 May 20 and June 26 and other former orders for establishing Custom house officers in that island. Ibid., p. 31.
Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Walpole of the petition of Major Campbell on behalf of himself and the other Officers of Lord McKerr's [Mark Kerr's] Regiment, setting forth their being subsisted but to Dec. 8 and praying that subsistence may be paid to them to Feb. 24 next to enable them to repair to their commands, being detained in Spain to do duty after the battle of Almanza for Officers that were taken prisoner. Reference Book VIII, p. 347.
Jan. 29. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for paying the salaries of 1,000l. per an. to the Commissioners for Trade (viz. Thomas, Earl of Stamford, William, Lord Dartmouth, Sir Phillip Meadows, John Poultney, Robert Mounckton and Sir Charles Turner thereto constituted by patent dated 1708 May 4): and likewise for paying to the executors of Henry late Lord Herbert of Chirbury 750l. for his salary from Lady day 1708 to Xmas 1708 as late a Commissioner of Trade and so much more as is incurred thereon to the day of his decease; and likewise for renewing to the four clerks of the Privy Council their 400l. per an. for attending Trade and Plantation business; and to the two Keepers of the Council Chamber their 73l. per an. for the like; and likewise 1,150l. per an. to the Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade for the salary of himself and the clerks, doorkeepers and messengers of the Office of Trade. (The privy seal hereon bears date Feb. 9.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 482–3.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin for a lease to Margaret Agar of some lands in [Walton] Chertsey and Weybridge Co. Surrey, the fine thereof to be reduced from 200l. to 66s. 13s. 4d. as a seasonable relief to her and in consideration of the good services of her family to the Crown.
Together with:
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated March 7 hereon to the Clerk of the Pipe for said lease accordingly.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor Thomas Jett (being three acres of arable land in the common field called Tadworth and three acres of meadow in the common field called Bigprey, the close of six acres called the Trewershee in Walton upon Thames formerly purchased by Hy. VIII of John Teame &c. &c.): and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General. Followed by: entry dated April 30 of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid. XXIV, pp. 2–3. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 310–316, 349.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 20l. to James Spence for the charge of his passage to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XIX, p. 434. Order Book VII, p. 220. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Same for 174l. to Henry Davenant, her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort: for 1708 Xmas quarter on his ordinary of 40s. a day. Money Book XIX, p. 434. Order Book VII, p. 225. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Same for 730l. to Robert Jackson, her Majesty's Commissary at Stockholm, for two years 1702–3 Feb. 9 to 1704–5 Feb. 9 on his allowance of 20s. a day “which her Majesty is pleased to make him in lieu of all charges, expenses and other pretensions whatsoever on that account.” Money Book XIX, p. 434. Order Book VII, p. 413. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to William Borrett to pay 26l. 12s. 0d. to Robert Bird for his disbursements in soliciting a discovery and settling the incumbrances upon the Fleet Prison.
Prefixing: said Borrett's report on said Bird's petition. Money Book XIX, pp. 437–8.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to Ralph, Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as in further part of his privy seal of 1707 Aug. 30 for 100,000l. for the service of the Great Wardrobe. (Money order dated Jan. 29 hereon.) In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1710 Nov. 3 hereof by the Treasury Lords. Ibid., p. 438. Order Book VII, p. 219.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for 1708 Xmas quarter as supervisor of the work of digesting &c. the records in Cæsar's Chapel; being for three clerks employed therein. Money Book XIX, p. 342. Order Book VII, p. 218. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Same for 25l. to Geo. Holmes for said quarter's salary as chief clerk employed in the digesting said records. Money Book XIX, p. 221. Order Book VII, p. 218. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 711l. 14s. 4d. for [Exchequer] fees &c. paid by him on moneys imprested to him from 1707 Xmas to 1708 Xmas.
Prefixing: statement of said fees. Money Book XIX, p. 439. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett for half a year to 1708 Xmas on his allowance in lieu of all termly fees &c. for soliciting and taking care of divers law suits and other prosecutions for her Majesty's service. Money Book XIX, p. 439. Order Book VII, p. 219. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Jan. 29. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Stevens who now executes the office of Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court; for the fees usually paid to him by the customers of the outports: and is for passing their accounts for the year ended 1708 Xmas. Money Book XIX, p. 441.
Same by same to same to pay 54l. 4s. 4d. to same for parchment &c., detailed, for the blank books for the Surveyor General of Customs London port for one year to end 1709 Xmas.
435l. 15s. 4d. to same for same, detailed, for the Customers, comptrollers and searchers of the outports. Ibid., pp. 442–3.
Letter of direction for 18,539l. 18s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of the sixth payment to be made by the East India Company before March 10 next: and is to be for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 500,000l. for augmenting the Forces &c. anno 1708.
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Mead at Barcelona for value taken up by him for the use of her Majesty's Forces and other services of the war there 6,715 6 10
in part of 586,671l. 12s. 6d. for the Established Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1708.
to answer three bills drawn by Mr. Mead at Barcelona upon account of the subsistence of her Majesty's said Forces in Spain to 1708 Dec. 22 1,650 0 0
to answer three bills of exchange drawn by Messrs. Clifford and Vanderheyden and Drummond for value advanced by them at Paris to Capt. Martin for subsistence of the prisoners of war in France 4,829 5 8
in part of 43,251l. 12s. 6d. for the 4,639 Saxons anno 1708.
for her Majesty's proportion, being a moiety, of one month's pay to the said Saxons to 1708 Dec. 22 4,435 5
in part of 9,269l. 16s. 6d. for Bothma's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1708.
for her Majesty's share of a month's pay to this Regiment to Dec. 22 last 910 0 9
£18,539 18
Disposition Book XIX, p. 255.
Same for 24,343l. 17s. 0d. to same: out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on Land Tax anno 1709: and is to be applied to the service of the Forces under said Brydges' pay anno 1709 in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit to direct. Ibid.
Jan. 29. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Cockshut et al. touching bonds for tobacco imported at Liverpool by Thomas Hinde. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 31.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Meriton, Cashier of Excise, craving allowance of 334l. 4s. 10d. for the charge of paying his Excise moneys into the Exchequer for the year ended 1708 Dec. 20. Reference Book VIII, p. 347.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of Bristol showing that Mr. Sansome, the late collector of said port, called on them to discharge their Customs bonds, whereupon some paid in full, some in part taking receipts, in some of which receipts he promised to pay the money on demand and in others to be accountable; and several of them that had no bonds but bills of exchange did at his request give bills of exchange for value received although in fact they had no other value [from him] than promissory notes to be accountable for the same or pay the money on demand: and now the said collector absconds and petitioners are called upon to pay their bonds and bills of exchange without any allowance for the money so paid or any compensation for the bills although they received no value for them: therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 348.
Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to George Balls Percivall to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses [for Co. Lincoln] loco John Edwards. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General for Co. Lincoln to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Percivall as from 1708 Xmas.)
William Metcalfe as same for Co. York loco William Chamberlain deceased. (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. York to pay 50l. per an. to said Metcalfe as from Jan. 29 inst.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 152, 181.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to present James Cuthbertson for the first vacancy in the Customs there.
Appending: said Cuthbertson's memorial. “I am the person whom the Earl of Seafield recommended to your Lordship for the employ of pilot in any of the ships employed in the Customs in Scotland.” Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 481.
Same to same enclosing the report of the Customs Commissioners of England on the query supra, p. 43, concerning the charging of seizures: the Scottish Commissioners of Customs having by their letter of Sept. 30 last [to the Lord Treasurer] desired to be informed how a clause in the Act of the last Session for charging seizures [to wit clause 12 of the Act 6 Anne c. 73] is to be construed with reference to the Queen's moiety and the officers' proportion.
Appending: said report dated Jan. 21 inst. The practice on the Act of last session in question, pursuant to a late order in the Exchequer Court is that all French goods (to which only this clause is supposed to relate) being seized are to be appraised at their full value including the Duties and after condemnation the Duties to be paid and the remainder of the appraisement to be divided between the Queen and the officer; and when the appraisal falls short of the Duties the goods are to be sold to the best advantage and the produce to be applied by the collector towards the payment of the several Duties on such goods proportionately. But although this method of paying Duties for goods seized has been formerly much desired by this Board [the Customs Commissioners in England] to prevent collusive seizures yet the Duties on French goods being so very high it may so happen that the moiety of the value remaining after the Duties paid instead of affording any encouragement to the officer for seizing will not answer the charge of prosecution. In such case we conceive the officer ought to have something for his encouragement to be allowed them out of incidents according to the direction of the Commissioners [of Customs in Scotland] “as we have here done when the case has happened.” Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 5.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 20l. to William Montgomerie gent. for last Xmas quarter on his salary as Marshal of the Exchequer Court in Scotland: to which he was appointed by royal warrant of Nov. 17 last: together with dormant clause for payment of said salary in future. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon.)
20l. to William Bowles gent. for same quarter on his salary as her Majesty's solicitor in all matters relating to debtors and accomptants to the Crown in Scotland: to which he is appointed by a royal warrant as above. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Together with: the like dormant clause. Ibid., pp. 6–7, 10, 15. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Jan. 31. Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Edmund Sollers, surety for Timothy Westly a distributor of stamped paper for Co. Berks who ran in arrear and petitioner is prosecuted for same and is under confinement: therefore praying stay of process, he having a numerous family. Reference Book VIII, p. 347.