Warrant Books
March 1709, 1-10

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'Warrant Books: March 1709, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23: 1709 (1949), pp. 87-98. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90803 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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March 1709, 1–10

1708–9. March 1. Letter of direction for 15,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the last payment to be made by the East India Company: and is intended to be paid over as follows:
£
to the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded to pay bills of exchange for that service and to be esteemed as part of the quota for wages anno 1708 5,000
for the Victualling, towards paying bills of exchange 4,000
for necessary money, extra necessary money, short beer money and other contingencies and to be taken as part of the rate of 1l. 7s. 0d. per man per month which was intended for Wear and Tear, the rate of 19s. per man per month for the Victualling being completed 6,000
£15,000
Disposition Book XIX, p. 260.
Same for 33,600l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Malt anno 1709: and to be for the uses following: viz.
£
in part of 901,827l. 13s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1709.
for the Subject Troops part of said body on account of subsistence from March 23 inst. and is to be applied to pay bills drawn from Holland 32,000
in part of 1,081,083l. for the Forces in her Majesty's pay to serve in Spain and Portugal anno 1709.
for subsistence upon account to the Regiment[s] of Munden and Lepell lately arrived at Chester from Ireland, being 800l. each, to enable them to march to Plymouth 1,600
£33,600
Ibid., p. 261.
William Lowndes to Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for paying 200l. to Lieut. Andrew Pope as a reward for his fidelity, service and expenses in coming express from Major General Stanhope with letters to the Duke of Marlborough and others.
Appending: said Walpole's report dated Feb. 21 on the case. He was instructed by Major Gen. Stanhope to deliver a letter at Genoa to Mr. Chetwind; to take care that the King of Spain's letters and Major Gen. Stanhope's letters to the Admirals be conveyed to them by some safe hand; to take Chetwind's directions for the shortest way to Lord Marlborough's camp and deliver Major General Stanhope's packet to Mr. Cardonnel and to recommend to his [Cardonnel's] care a letter for Monsieur Heinsius, the Pensionary of Holland, from General Belcastell in relation to the Dutch Troops; to leave with Mr. Davenant at Frankfort the letters from Major General Stanhope directed to him and Lord Raby “and the others from Germany”; and as soon as despatched by the Duke of Marlborough to make the best of his way for England and there deliver the letters addressed to the Secretaries of State, taking care on his going aboard to sling to the bag of letters a ball or anything to sink it in case of danger of being taken by the enemy. In his passage to the Duke of Marlborough he was taken prisoner by a corporal and six men near Courtrai and ordered to be carried with his letters by the Corporal and one man to the Duke of Vendome but on the way prevailed on the Corporal to send back the private man and afterwards finding an opportunity seized his own sword and pistols then in the Corporal's custody and obliged him by threats to deliver back his letters and go with him to Courtrai where he obtained a guard to the Duke of Marlborough's Camp and delivered his letters safely to his Grace. I think he has behaved himself with fidelity and diligence and deserves a reward of 200l. Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 36–37.
March 1, 4, 14, 16, 26, 29. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Cock as waiter and searcher at Marazion in Penzance port loco Baldwyn Kingston deceased.
Thomas Wybergh as landwaiter in Hull port loco Joseph Boys dismissed.
Alexander Crudge as deputy to Roth Peterman one of the Queen's waiters London port.
Benjamin Fellows as a tidesman Liverpool port loco Wybert Sally preferred.
William Swaine as a boatman, Shoreham port loco Mathew Earl dismissed for fraud.
John Wietson (Wieton) as waiter and searcher at Hertham [Heacham] and Brancaster in Lynn Regis port loco Philip Loads dismissed. This deputation is to be in revocation of that of Jan. 15 last supra, p. 40, to Charles Young, who is to be presented for the first vacancy of like value.
William Jay as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco James Clements dismissed; subject to the pensions payable to the superannuated tidesmen.
Thomas Godwyn as a same ibid. loco Thomas Turner preferred to the superior list Ibid.
Thomas Turner preferred as above loco Joseph Baker deceased.
Robert Ovington as a tidesman London port loco Thomas Quiney deceased.
Richard Harris as a boatman Plymouth port loco John Cockram deceased.
Thomas Dunn as a same at Blakeney and Cley loco William Pearson deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 150, 151, 152, 117, 154.
March 1. Treasury reference to Mr. Compton of the petition of the Duke of Argyll on behalf of his Regiment lately commanded by General Churchill, setting forth a debt upon that Regiment of about 3,800l. for clothing; and that his late Royal Highness was pleased to allow 430l. per an. payable by Mr. Compton till that debt should be satisfied: therefore praying that Mr. Compton may be ordered to continue the said yearly payment. Reference Book VIII, p. 351.
J. Taylour to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland. The charges of the entertainment of the Lords Justiciary in Scotland in their next circuit will probably be 1,500l. You are to pay up to the said total to Archibald Douglas of Canvers [Cavers] Esq. to be applied by him to the said service. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 11.
March 2. William Lowndes to Mr. Sweet. An account is exhibited to the Lord Treasurer on behalf of Monsieur d'Wildt of moneys received and paid by direction of the late King [William III.] for transport service in the late war. Mention is therein made of several payments amounting to 211,105 guilders 7 stivers 12 pen, the vouchers whereof are said to be in the hands of the said d'Wildt. As it is necessary they should be produced to the Auditors of Imprests in order to the making up of that account and in order to the discharge of the said d'Wildt the Lord Treasurer directs that you receive the said vouchers from the said d'Wildt and transmit same to his Lordship with the first conveniency.
(Cancelled and replaced by a letter dated March 8 inst. with the alteration that the said vouchers are said to be in the hands of the Burgomasters or magistrates of Amsterdam from whom they are hereby to be received with the consent of the heirs of the said d'Wildt.) Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 37, 38.
Same to Sir John Stanley. It is the Queen's pleasure that Eliz. Abrahall, mistress starcher to the Queen, shall be allowed the like travelling charges as her predecessors in that employment have enjoyed: which allowance is reported by William Vanbrugh, Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, to be 10s. a day. How much does that allowance come to for Mrs. Abrahall's attendances hitherto on her Majesty on her several Progresses and Removes? Ibid., p. 39.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of John Emmatt praying payment of 30l. for half a year's wages to Sept. 1703 for keeping pheasants &c. in Windsor Great Park. Reference Book VIII, p. 351.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Trench Esq. Solicitor in the late Court of Claims in Ireland, praying payment of the moneys by him disbursed in that service and a consideration for his own and his clerk's service and attendance in that Court. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 53.
March 3. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Thomas Goodall Esq. and his wife, the only daughter and heir of William Young Esq. lately deceased, to levy a fine in due form of law for the offices of Chief Steward and Feodary of the Honor of Hampton Court and of Lieutenant and Keeper of the Chace of Hampton Court, which offices were granted by Charles II, 1677 April 7 to said William Young for the lives of Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland and George, now Duke of Northumberland as in trust successively for the said Barbara and George: the estate of the said Young being now by his decease vested in his said daughter and she is become seized thereof for the lives of the said Barbara and George, in [reversionary] trust nevertheless for the Crown of England, as appears by divers declarations of the trust of the reversionary estate or interest therein. The said fine is hereby to be levied to the Queen and her heirs and by deed to be enrolled in Chancery, the uses thereof are to be declared to be for the Crown of England for ever. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 487.
March 3. Royal sign manual for 300l. to John Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy “whom we directed to attend the said Duke in the field the last campaign”; for the charges of his field equipage on his said attendance. (Money warrant dated March 7 hereon.) (Money order dated March 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 5 hereon.) Ibid. XXIV, p. 1. Money Book XIX, p. 455. Order Book VII, p. 240. Disposition Book XIX, p. 286.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Duke of Marlborough's lodgings at St. James's his baggage now on board the Southampton galley, Capt. Banks commander, lying at Tower Wharf.
Appending: schedule of said baggage (several cases of wine; one box of chocolate; two cases with tapestry; five cases of pictures; one with Colours and Standards). Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 38.
Same to Sir Isaac Newton to send to the Lord Treasurer an account what coined money remains in the chest of the Mint “which by the Act for the Coinage Duty [18–19 Car. II, c. 5, and 12–13 Wm. III, c. 11, and 7 Anne, c. 24] is applicable to the charges of the said Mint.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Joseph Seawell for a new lease of a messuage and parcel of ground belonging to the Hospital of the Savoy and lying at the east gate thereof which was granted on lease to Mary Webb by the Master and Chaplain of said Hospital and which premises are now assigned to petitioner “he” [the premises] being very old and in decay. Reference Book VIII, p. 351.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Nicho. Wood, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Devonshire, shewing that he paid several sums to Mr. Scobell upon account of the tin affair, amounting to 37,000l., some part thereof before her Majesty's money [to wit the taxes within his receipt] came to his hands, for which [advance on his part] he was promised an allowance “by which and [his losing of] the benefit of remittances he was prejudiced to the value of 370l. and [further] he expended in collecting the Duty on Marriages &c. 120l. after he was discharged”: therefore praying an allowance of said sums. Ibid., p. 352.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 871l. 17s. 0d. to officers as follows on the representation of the [Lords] Justices and [Privy] Council there concerning the demands of the said officers on account of their apprehending, keeping and discharging of several papist lords and gentlemen that were ordered to be taken into custody at the time of the late intended invasion by the Pretender “whom our Council have ordered to be set at liberty (upon good security) without paying fees because of their having acted nothing against the Government” viz. as follows:
£ s. d.
to the Constable of Dublin Castle for fees due to him for the prisoners committed to his care and the charge he was at in keeping them 708 15 0
to the Clerk of the Council for his fee 64 9 8
to the three Pursuivants attending the State there, for their fees and expenses 65 15 0
to the Usher of the Council Chamber for his fees 17 8 4
to the Porter of Dublin Castle for his fees 15 9 0
£871 17 0
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 54–5.
March 3. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lownds) to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to report as to the seizure of the ship Industry of Leith, application having been made to the Queen for remitting her Majesty's part thereof. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 11.
Same to Mr. Parsons. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave to come to London in April next on private affairs, as Mr. Townsend has desired on your behalf. Ibid., p. 12.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Sir James Dalrymple bart, and John Mackenzie Esq. in recompense for the charges of their journey from Edinburgh to London and in their attendance on the House of Lords in relation to the Returns made of the peers from Scotland to sit in Parliament and for defraying the expense of their journey home: together with 19l. 11s. 6d. for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant and money order dated March 4 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 12–13. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
March 4. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. There being several sums of money directed to be issued at the Exchequer out of loans on Land Tax anno 1709 which at this time remain unsatisfied because the said loans have not extended to pay the same, the Lord Treasurer desires you to make good those directions by issuing the amounts in question out of loans on Malt anno 1709 instead of out of the said loans on Land Tax. Disposition Book XIX, p. 261.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of the last payment to be made by the East India Company: and is intended to be applied to bills of exchange on the head of Wear and Tear. Ibid., p. 262.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. The Lord Treasurer has directed the following sums to you out of funds anno 1709 for such uses of the Forces under your pay as should be directed: viz.
£ s. d.
1708 Dec. 31 out of loans on Land Tax 67,489 0
1708–9 Jan. 26 67,489 0
1708–9 Jan. 22 52,000 0 0
1708–9 Jan. 29 24,343 17 0
[sic for £211,321 17 7] £211,311 17 7
On reading your memorial of the 4th inst. the Lord Treasurer agrees to the distribution of the above sum as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 301,784l. 7s. 11¼d. for extraordinary charges of the war.
to be paid over to Sir Henry Furnese for the value of 53,900 Crowns (including commission and charges) furnished by him at Frankfort to the order of Prince Eugene of Savoy for raising, clothing and arming 2,695 Imperial Foot soldiers in lieu of a like number of effective men (including sergeants, corporals, drummers and excluding Officers and their servants) in the Regiment of Staremberg and Osnaburg transported last summer from Italy to Catalonia, at the rate of 20 Crowns a man pursuant to a treaty in that behalf 13,730 10 0
in part of 553,845l. 14s. 4d. for subsidies to her Majesty's Allies anno 1709.
for her Majesty's share (being two-thirds) of the subsidy payable to the King of Portugal for the months of January and February 1708–9 to wit for 32,314 milreis 200 reis, part thereof, remitted to Lisbon on or about Aug. 17 last at the rate of 5s. 6d. sterling per milrei, being 8,886l. 8s. 1d.: and for 51,019 milreis 133 reis the remainder of the said subsidy which was advanced to Mr. Morrice by Sir Henry Furnese's correspondents at Lisbon being 15,022l. 5s. 1d. at the exchange rate of 5s. 10¾d. per milrei; the exchange upon that sum coming out at that rate by reason Sir Henry's correspondents drew bills upon Holland for their reimbursement 23,908 13 2
for her Majesty's share, being two-thirds of the subsidy payable to the King of Portugal for the months of March and April 1709 at the rate of 5s. 6d. the milrei 22,916 13 4
to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen for four months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy from Feb. 3 last to June 3 next upon his two bills of exchange dated 21 Jan. last payable as follows viz. one bill payable at three days' sight for 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols money of Piedmont at 58½ pence sterling to the Crown 26,000l.; the other bill at 60 days' sight for same sum and at the same rate of exchange 26,000l. 52,000 0 0
in part of 1,081,083l. 0s. 4d. for the Forces serving in Spain and Portugal anno 1709.
to be paid over to Sir Henry Furnese for the value of 48,980 milreis 866 reis taken up by Mr. Morrice at Lisbon and sent to Barcelona for the use of her Majesty's Forces and other services of the war there anno 1709 and is to complete a credit for 100,000 milreis agreed for by Sir Henry Furnese Dec. 9 last at the rate of 5s. 102/3d. per milrei 14,422 4 1
to be paid over to the said Sir Henry Furnese more for the value of 116,6662/3 milreis put on board Sir George Byng's squadron at Lisbon: to be carried to Barcelona for the use of her Majesty's Forces and other services of the war there: at the rate of 6s. sterling per milrei 35,000 0 0
to be paid over to Sir Henry Furnese more for 21,209 milreis 795 reis (over and above the 116,666–666 milreis put on board Sir George Byng's squadron as aforesaid) shipped at Lisbon for the service of the same Forces, at the rate of 73½ 1/35 pence sterling per milrei 6,498 0 0
to be paid over to Sir Henry Furnese more for the value of 60,000 milreis advanced to Mr. Morrice by the said Sir Henry's correspondents at Lisbon for the use of her Majesty's Forces there at the rate of 71⅓ pence sterling the milrei 17,845 17 0
in part of 20,638l. 0s. 10d. for three months' subsistence 1708 Dec. 23 to March 23 last to the Foot Regiments of Barrymore, Paston, Peirce, Newton, Sankey and Stanwix in Portugal and the Foot Regiments of Watkins and Elliot at Gibraltar 10,000 0 0
to answer several bills of exchange drawn by John Chetwynd, her Majesty's Envoy to the Duke of Savoy, in part of 45,000l. taken up by him at Genoa and Turin for the uses of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia anno 1709 15,000 0 0
£211,321 17 1
[sic for £211,321 17 7]
Disposition Book XIX, pp. 278–9.
March 4. William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to attend Thomas Goodall and his wife to take care they execute the Queen's warrant for their levying a fine of certain offices at Hampton Court ut supra, p. 89. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 38.
Same to Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War] enclosing a representation of Col. Mascres relating to the appointing him a Brigadier of the Portuguese Horse. Ibid., p. 40.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Henry Blake (Blaake) as a Queen's waiter Bristol port loco Thustian Collison lately appointed a tidesurveyor London port. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 151.
March 4. Treasury reference to the General Officers [of the Army] of the petition of Major Gen. Farrington, Col. Hamilton, Col. Johnston, Col. Dormer and Col. Moore for removal of the respit on the offreckonings of their Regiments, to enable them to discharge the debt already contracted for clothing. Reference Book VIII, p. 352.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of a farm called Teddington Farm in Teddington or Alston parcel of the manor of Rowington Co. Warwick in order to a fresh lease thereof to Sir Henry Parker.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Parker's petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 309.
March 5. Money warrant for 2,530l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester, late Ambassador to the Republic of Venice, for 253 days 1708 March 25 to Dec. 2 following (being the day of his return into her Majesty's presence) on his ordinary of 10l. a day.
2,064l. to same on three bills of extraordinaries in said service from 1 March 1707–8 to 1708 Dec. 1. The letter of direction dated March 7 hereon directs the issue of 1,000l. thereof out of Civil List moneys and the balance of 3,594l. out of loans to be made by said Earl on the sale of tin, without interest. Money Book XIX, p. 453. Order Book VII, p. 228. Disposition Book XIX, p. 264.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Sunderland enclosing an account to be laid before the House of Lords of the state and produce of the several branches of the revenue in North Britain since the Union; in response to an Address dated March 1 inst. from the House of Peers to the Queen desiring such an account to be laid before the said House.
Prefixing: letter from Secretary the Earl of Sunderland to Treasurer Godolphin communicating the Queen's pleasure that such an account should be prepared accordingly.
Appending: said account.
£ s. d.
The produce into the Exchequer of the branches [of the revenue of Scotland] applicable to the Civil Government.
Additional Tonnage and Poundage 3,628 6
Hereditary and Temporary Excise 24,319 12 9
seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods 1,083 7 1
Memorandum: besides the above 3,628l. 6s.d. paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer for the Additional Tonnage and Poundage there has been applied the sum of 3,250l. for 1½ years to 1708 Martinmas of the allowances of 26,000l. Scots pursuant to several Acts of Parliament 3,250 0 0
and over and above the said 24,319l. 12s. 9d. paid into the Exchequer for the Hereditary and Temporary Excise there was advanced by the Excise Commissioners at Edinburgh 1,000l. to the Earl of Leven for providing magazines of corn and other the most pressing services of the Troops at the time of the late Invasion 1,000 0 0
total of the real produce of these branches £33,281 6
the produce of the other branches of the revenue. £ s. d.
Customs and Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage 2,488 12 3
coffee, tea &c. 3 4
wines and vinegar 4,835 8 11½
tobacco 44 19 4
East India goods 1,903 0 10½
Additional Impositions 1,213 3 2
25s. per ton French prize wines 2,041 14
One Third Tonnage and Poundage 1,055 18
Two Thirds ditto 2,076 7 11
Coinage Duty 351 9
ninepence per barrel Excise for the Million Lottery 7,298 12 11½
Five Sevenths ninepence per barrel Excise 5,213 6
Two Sevenths ditto 2,085 6 4
ninepence per barrel Excise for 99 years 7,298 13 5
low wines to 24 June 1710 29 6
37,938 18 10½
£71,220 5 3
Memorandum.
The several [other] branches last mentioned are applicable to the same uses to which the like branches in England are appropriated, that is to say for Deficiencies, Annuities and other public services.
The revenue arising by the Post Office at Edinburgh before the Union was farmed at 1,194l. per an. but most of it was from time to time allowed to the Farmers by way of defalcation [for the item] of the postage of State letters and packets: and since the Union the Queen has been pleased to settle 420l. per an. out of this revenue upon the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow for augmentation of the salaries of the professors there, which 'tis probable is as much as this revenue will bear (over and above the charge of management and allowances for carrying the State letters and packets), the same not having hitherto answered anything into the Exchequer.
And as to the Crown rents and casualties although they were estimated at the time of the Union to make about 8,000l. per an. yet by reason of the anticipations thereon by grants [made] before the Union and the charge of collections they have not yet yielded anything into her Majesty's Exchequer. [The classification of the above account under the two heads of Customs and Excise, which are the only two branches or heads represented therein by reason of the non-productiveness of the said other branches of the Queen's revenue, yields the following statement.]
£ s. d.
the total of the real produce of the several branches of the Customs from the time of the Union to the 4th March 1708–9 together with what was paid to the Lords of Session and Lords Justiciary as above is 22,892 0
and of the Excise, including the 1,000l. paid to the Earl of Leven 47,244 18
seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods 1,083 7 1
£71,220 5 3
“besides what may be at this time in the hands of the several Collectors and Receivers General of the said revenues not yet returned [into the Exchequer].”
Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 13–14.
March 7. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of Imprests to allow in the accounts of Henry Ferne, the Customs Cashier, for the year ended 1708 Xmas the sum of 361l. 16s. 4d. for the charges of paying in his moneys and the further sum of 289l. 10s. 4d. for passing his accounts for said year.
Prefixing: statement of said charges and certificate by Auditor Harley. Money Book XIX, p. 456.
Same by same to the Receipt to innovate two lost annuity orders nos. 515 and 525 in the name of Thomas Reynolds for 10l. per an. each on the 3,700l. per week Excise, the one during the life of Sybilla Hopesteyn van Leuwen daughter of Peter Hopesteyn van Leuwen of Delft in Holland and the other during the life of Margaret Vandenbergh daughter of Nicho Vandenbergh of Delft in Holland: the originals of the said orders having been lost.
The like for two annuity orders Nos. 827 and 828 in the name of Robert Swaynes for the lives of his two daughters Amy and Elizabeth: the original orders having been lost as appears by the affidavit of Edward Acton.
The like for one annuity order No. 676 in the name of Robert Neel for the lives of him Thomas Caux and Magdalen Neel his wife; the original order being lost; as appears by the affidavit of Math. Kirwood. Order Book VII, p. 226.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the product (by the average of three years ended at Xmas last) of the Two Thirds Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage to wit on the articles of all European linens, Sisters Threads and Tapes or Inkle; linseed and flax: which articles by the Act of last session [6 Anne, c. 50] for continuing the said Two Thirds Subsidy are made exempt from the payment of the said Subsidy. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 39.
March 7. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners of Transportation to pay to the Postmasters General 10s. per head for the freight of soldiers in the pacquet boats to Lisbon (over and above the 10s. allowed for victualling the soldiers).
Prefixing: proposal by the Postmasters General for the said transport arrangement. The Transports Commissioners met us on the proposal of Col. Stanwix for transporting British recruits from Falmouth to Portugal by the pacquet boats. We have agreed to their proposition of allowing 10s. per head for victualling the recruits during the passage to Lisbon. The Queen has no part of this money which is to be paid to the Agent Victualler. As a contribution towards the great charges which the Post Office is at in maintaining so many pacquet boats we propose a freight charge of 10s. per man “which we presume may be judged a very low freight, being assured that the carrying recruits to Portugal by hired transports costs the Government after the rate of 4l. per man.” Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 323–5.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Richard Vaughan, Member of Parliament for the town of Carmarthen, against the passing a grant to Rice Thomas or any other person of the scite of the Castle of Carmarthen and several parcels of escheat lands and other premises in Co. Carmarthen petitioned for by the said Rice Thomas, until my Lord Carbery be first heard therein: notice to be given to his lordship at his house at Chelsea. Caveat Book, p. 62.
March 8. For William Lowndes's letter to Mr. Sweet relating to Monsieur d'Wildt's transport account see supra, p. 89. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 38.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for a certificate whether any money is due to the Crown from John Dutton Colt, late collector of Bristol port, he [Colt] having prayed a stay of process against him for arrears in that collection. Ibid., p. 39.
March 9. Money warrant for 20l. to Benjamin Goodwin for the charges of his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XIX, p. 453. Order Book VII, p. 229. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for records of surplusage to pay the surplus of 9l. 9s. 7d. owing to Robert Pennington in his account as sheriff of [Cumberland] for the year ended 1707 Sept. 29 out of the debt owing in the account of William Francis [Fraunceis or Francis, junior] as same for Co. [Somerset] for same year.
Prefixing: extracts from the great roll of the Pipe of said debit and surplus respectively. Money Book XIX, p. 454.
Money warrant for 287l. 10s. 0d. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for 1708 Xmas quarter for himself and clerks &c. of his Office.
53l. 3s. 1d. to same for incidents detailed of said Office for said quarter. Ibid. Order Book VII, p. 229. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
March 9. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Navy Commissioners to pay to William Heath, Thomas Cole and Margaret Ashe the imprest bills which they purchased from John Winter, a shipwright whose case was reported on by Treasurer Godolphin 1707–8 March 5 supra Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, pp. 159–60.
Prefixing: order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's March 3 inst. ordering said payment after consideration of said report. Money Book XIX, pp. 460–1.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of the last payment to be made by the East India Company: and is intended to be applied towards paying Necessary and Extra Necessary Money, Short Allowance Money and other Contingencies of the Victualling “and to be taken as part of the rate of 1l. 7s. 0d. per man [per month], the rate of 19s. per man a month for the Victualling being completed.” Disposition Book XIX, p. 263.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance, on his Ordnance accounts for the years 1706 and 1707; the same being now before the officers of the Ordnance and in less than three weeks will be delivered to the Auditors of Imprests. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 307.
Same by same to same for like stay against the Salt Commissioners on their accounts, their cash account to 1707 March 25 and their General Account to 1706 March 25 having been delivered to the Auditors [of Imprests] in Sept. last but not yet audited.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' representation as to same. Ibid., pp. 308, 318–19.
March 10. Letter of direction for 300l. to William Ryder Esq. in part of an order for 500l. lately signed by the Lord Treasurer: out of moneys arising from the forfeited estate of Edward, late Lord Griffin. Disposition Book XIX, p. 263.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Thomas, Earl of Wharton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for granting to Charles, Duke of St. Albans the annuity or yearly pension of 800l. for his own life instead of for the life of Sir Thomas Felton ut supra, p. 85: the late Lord Lieutenant of Ireland having reported by his letter of 1708 July 19 that the said Duke had no objection to such a grant for his own life in place of Felton's. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 55.