Warrant Books
April 1709, 16-30

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'Warrant Books: April 1709, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23: 1709 (1949), pp. 143-153. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90808 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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April 1709, 16–30

April 18. Money warrant for 200l. to Henry Portman, keeper of Hyde Park, for the charge of watering the Ring and the way leading thereto in the said park in the year 1708, being the allowance hitherto made for that service. Money Book XIX, p. 475. Order Book VII, p. 236. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Stamp Office for 1709 Lady day quarter: total 1,330l. Money Book XIX, p. 475.
Same by same of the incidents bill of said Office detailed, for the quarter 1708 Oct. 6 to 1708–9 Jan. 1: total 1,666l. 15s.d. (including 11l. 11s. 8d. to Matthew Sheffeild for a hundredweight of tinfyle; 5l. to John Rollos in part for engraving a new specimen of the sixpenny stamp). Ibid., XX, p. 1.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to depute John Rolfe to be collector of West Jersey in America loco John Jewell deceased, the said Rolfe having long served under a very good character “and whose relations live here [England] and will give security for him,” he having been put into the said place by Col. Quary, Surveyor General of [Customs in] the Continent of America, on the death of said Jewell:
likewise Nathaniel Chevin as collector at Roanoke in North Carolina loco Samuel Swan deceased, said Chevin being a very ingenious man and fit for the place and having been placed therein by said Quary on the death of said Swan.
likewise to add 10l. per an. each to the salaries of the collectors of Currituck, Roanoke and New Jersey (being but 30l. per an.) and 15l. per an. to the salary of the Surveyor of Wicomoco and Munny being but 25l. per an.; the said Quary having represented that the present salaries are not a sufficient maintenance for the officers, considering the dearness of the provisions and the largeness of their several districts.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners proposing as above. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 162–3.
April 18. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lionett Reading, godson and nephew to Sir Robert Reading deceased, praying to succeed Samuel Swan late collector of Customs in North Carolina who died about 12 months past, petitioner shewing that he hath several plantations in that province and lived there above 25 years and has been very conversant with the said collector and his management of the Customs and is recommended by the Duke of Marlborough. Reference Book VIII, p. 354.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty to pay 100l. to Giles Lake et al. in accordance with (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington 1708 June 26 for payment of 100l. to Giles Lake et al. out of the 121l. 16s. 6d. residue of the appraisal of the ship Jolly and her lading as by the report of Treasurer Godolphin dated 1708 June 19 herein recited [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol XXII, p. 275]. The residue of the money arising by the said sale is to be applied to satisfying the Admiralty droits thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 346–7.
April 19. Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch) for 1709 Lady day quarter's salaries. Money Book XX, p. 2. Order Book VII, p. 242. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 281.
Letter of direction for 2,000l. to the Lord Treasurer and 400l. to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [for 1709 Lady day quarter's salaries]. Disposition Book XIX, p. 281.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lord lately signed a warrant for William Swaine to succeed Mathew Earle as boatman at Newhaven. Why is it now intended to remove Swaine to Shoreham? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 59.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, South Trent] of the petition of Ric. Marshall, Studmaster to the Queen, praying repairs to the paling between the bargeway and her Majesty's meadows adjoining Hampton Court House Park, which [paling] was broken down and carried away by the floods and ice last winter. Reference Book VIII, p. 355.
Same to same of the petition of William Rider, Lieutenant of Whittlewood Forest, for repairs at the lodges, outhouses and fences in said forest; they being so much decayed as to be almost uninhabitable. Ibid.
April 19. Same to the Excise Commissioners of Scotland of the petition of Richard Dowdeswell, Secretary, Solicitor, Clerk of Securities and Correspondent to the Commissioners of Excise in North Britain setting forth that the many frauds committed by the brewers in that part of the kingdom required his attendance on the Justices of the Peace at least two days of the week at Edinburgh, besides his being frequently to attend informations; and the Justices oftentimes not giving sufficient charges to defray his expenses and the [Excise] Commissioners not allowing him to make incident bills upon such occasions and [his] being obliged to keep two clerks for the necessary despatch of his other business which daily increases upon him: therefore praying some further allowance [to his salary]. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 23.
April 20. Letter of direction for 3,000l. to Charles Hodges gent.: out of Civil List moneys: to complete the order in his name for 10,000l. for the service of the Robes: to be issued by 1,000l. a week as from this day. Disposition Book XIX, p. 279.
Same for 657l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over to Michael Studholme and Henry Wise as in full satisfaction for making a new road the last summer across the Great Park near Windsor from Bishops Gate to Sandpit Gate being about two miles long, ditched on each side. (William Lowndes to said Dartiquenave to so pay same.) Ibid., p. 280.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet [Secretary of the Admiralty]. In accordance with your desires the Lord Treasurer gave orders to the Customs officers as to passes for the Mediterranean. Thereupon the Customs Commissioners raised doubts ut supra, p. 132, as to their powers for stopping ships not taking such passes. They have taken the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General therein which I here enclose [missing]. Please submit same to the Lord Admiral. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 60.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Old East India Company for a re-grant from the Queen to Trustees, of the debts due to said Company in Great Britain. Ibid., p. 61.
Same to Thomas Newport. The Lord Treasurer gives you six weeks' leave of absence to go into the country for your affairs. Ibid., p. 67.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Jacquin merchant shewing that in March last he imported 50 tun of Spanish wine and paid down 1,000l. Duty and gave bond for the remaining 500l. Duty but an information is brought against the wine as being French and that “being uncertain of bringing over evidence to prove the growth of the said wine, without which a verdict will be obtained against him” therefore prays leave to compound. Reference Book VIII, p. 355.
April 21. Money warrant for 322l. 6s. 0d. to Thomas Lowther gent. whereof 169l. 15s. 6d. is for the fees and charges of passing the commission for enlarging the capital stock of the Bank of England; 25l. 3s. 0d. for the charge of a privy seal to empower the Lord Treasurer to appoint Receivers General of the Land Tax anno 1709; 12l. 3s. 6d. for the Duties at the Custom House on some chocolate sent from Holland for her Majesty's use; 69l. 2s. 0d. for reward paid to William Grymes for himself and clerks for making and compiling a large volume (which he has delivered into the Treasury) containing an abstract of letters patent passed in the 11th, 12th 13th and 14th years of James I.; 30l. 12s. 0d. for so much paid by Christopher Tilson for sundry public services between Dec. 1708 and February following; 5l. for Nicholas Scot for the charge of bringing from on board the Lancaster man of war at Chatham two tigers sent to her Majesty by Commodore Wager and delivering them to the Tower; and the remaining 10l. 10s. 0d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt of the present sum. Money Book XX, p. 2. Order Book VII, pp. 237–8. Disposition Book XIX, p. 281.
April 21. William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. By my letter of the 11th inst. you are directed to raise 100,000l. on the Land Tax orders anno 1709 in your hands. The Lord Treasurer is informed that thereon you have not been able to obtain (upon the advantage in the said letter mentioned) more than 43,000l. and that you are out of hopes of procuring the residue unless you have power to assign interest to the lenders of the remainder with retrospect up to 56 days as you can best agree for the same. In order to supply the pressing services of the Navy the Lord Treasurer is pleased to agree thereto: and further to order that besides the several particulars directed by the said letter to be paid out of the money so to be raised amounting to 89,934l. 15s. 10d. you apply the further sum of 10,065l. 4s. 2d. as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for the ordinary of the Navy 2,293 2 0
for bills of exchange under the head of Wear and Tear 5,000 0 0
for Wages, out of which the Fubs yacht ordered for Ireland is to be paid 2,772 2 2
£10,065 4 2
Disposition Book XIX, p. 279.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from John Jacob Berlu (Berlwe) with a printed state of his case relating to some oil of turpentine imported by him from Holland. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 60.
Same to same to report on the enclosed papers [missing] touching the Prize Duty payable on some Bordeaux wine saved out of a ship from Hamburg that was cast away on the coast of Sussex. Ibid., p. 61.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Thomas Frankland and John Evelyn, the Postmasters General, forthwith to renew the contract with John Macky for carrying on the Flanders correspondence from the determination of his former contract: the said renewal to continue during the present war and the said Macky to be paid such proportion of the annual allowance contracted for at the end or expiry of such contract as the same (computed by the day) shall amount to from the time of his last payment to the time of the expiry or termination thereof.
Prefixing: report by said Postmasters. By your Lordship's warrant of 1707 Aug. 14 we were directed to contract with said Macky for providing and maintaining four boats to be employed in correspondence between Dover and Ostend. In pursuance thereof we agreed with him for one year from Michaelmas 1707 for the sum of 2,000l., he being at all charges and hazard of the vessels from the sea and enemy. We annex an account [missing] of the several mails conveyed by the said packet boats during the term of the contract expressing their dates and the number of mails carried at a time and the produce of the postage of the letters. It appears thereby that the passage of the boats has not been so regular as was proposed by Mr. Macky and that the profit of the letters has not been sufficient to defray the whole charge of the contract. But we must observe that Ghent and Bruges falling into the enemy's hands so early in the campaign all correspondence by way of Ostend was entirely cut off with those cities and the several towns of Flanders and Brabant as also with the Army under the Duke of Marlborough; the letters afterwards going by way of Holland. We also beg leave to observe to your Lordship the great use and service they [the pacquets] were to the Government during the enemy's preparations the last Spring at Dunkirk to invade these kingdoms, being frequently employed in carrying expresses to and from her Majesty's Fleet before that port [Dunkirk] and Dover and Ostend. We should have laid this account before your Lordship some time ago but that Mr. Macky continuing at Ostend till the conclusion of the campaign in Flanders in order to press the commanders of the packet boats to lose no opportunity of sailing with their despatches from that side we could not complete the Journal of the times of the packet boats' sailings till his return.
Mr. Macky seems not inclined to renew his contract unless the agreement be made to continue during the war. We desire your Lordship's directions thereon. The produce of the Flanders mails from 29 Sept. 1707 to 29 Sept. 1708 according to the abovesaid account is 1,399l. 13s. 10d. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 348–9.
[?] Entry of the Treasury subscription of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Jeffrey Power and John Markes of the manor and barton of Meshott and other lands and tenements in Devon, being parcel of the estate of John Smith deceased seized for several debts. Ibid., p. 349.
April 21. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland to pay 94l. 5s. 6d. to the Excise Commissioners [in England] for so much disbursed by them in passing the new Commission of Excise for Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 22.
April 22. William Lowndes to Mr. Walpole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for an additional allowance of 20s. a day to Thomas Byde from 1707–8 Jan. 14 as Judge Advocate General, same having been enjoyed by his predecessor: for his extraordinary trouble and attendance. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 61.
April 23. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of the Salt Office for 1709 Lady day quarter: total 604l. 1s. 11¼d. Money Book XIX, p. 425.
Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 150l. as follows in accordance with her Majesty's pleasure and as her bounty:
£
to Jeronimo Bestoso to pay his debts and enable him to return to his own country 50
to Agnes Parsons 10
to Rebecca Pride 20
to — Gellot 10
to — Butts 20
to Bridgett Macky widow 10
to Margaret Strother widow 10
to Jane Dickenson widow 20
£150
(Letter of direction dated same day for the issue of 150l. to said Compton for said purpose: out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., XX, p. 3. Disposition Book XIX, p. 281.
Money warrant for 500l. to William Borrett as imprest for the charges of Crown prosecutions &c. Money Book XX, p. 3. Order Book VII, p. 239. Disposition Book XIX, p. 281.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans to the amount of 645,000l. on credit anno 1709 of the Act for Continuing Several Subsidies (the Act for Continuing Several Impositions and Duties, 7 Anne, c. 31). Money Book XX, p. 4.
Same by same to same to take in 400,000l. from the Bank of England (one third by May 10 next, one third by June 28 and one third by Aug. 25 next) being the sum which the said Bank is to advance and pay into the Exchequer on the terms, conditions and advantages expressed in the Act [7 Anne, c. 30] for enlarging the capital stock of the said Bank. Tallies are to be delivered to the Bank for the sums paid in; and for the more regular paying of the discount of 6 per cent. on prepayments (according to the course and method practised at the Receipt of the Exchequer although the same be under the terms of the said Act retained and kept by the Bank) the Clerk of Pells is to compute and agree with the Bank the discount on such payments (to wit from the date of payment to 1 Aug. next) and the Auditor of the Receipt is thereupon immediately to draw an order for payment thereof to the Bank and is to take especial care that the amount thereof be reserved and kept apart out of every particular payment made from time to time by the Bank and not to apply the money so reserved to any other purpose whatsoever until the order for paying such discount to the Bank be signed by the Lord Treasurer and transmitted to the said Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid., pp. 8–9.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign to Sir Henry Furnese tallies on the Land Tax anno 1709 to the amount of 74,000l.: the Lord Treasurer having agreed to the said Furnese's proposal to accept (towards satisfaction of the remises which he has or is to make for carrying on the pay or subsistence of the Forces in Flanders from March 23 last) the said 74,000l. in tallies and orders first in course on the said tax, which [tallies] were put into your hands Dec. 24 last, on condition that the 5 per cent. on said orders be made to commence from March 1 last. The said sum is to be placed to the accounts following:
£
to the account of the 40,000 men anno 1709 as in part of 901,827l. 13s. 6d. and is towards carrying on the pay and subsistence of this body of Forces from March 23 last 59,200
to the account of the 10,000 Additional Forces as in part of 177,111l. 3s. 6d. towards carrying on the pay and subsistence thereof from said date 14,800
£74,000
Disposition Book XIX, p. 281.
April 23. Letter of direction for the issue of 269,000l. as follows to the Forces Abroad, the Guards and Garrisons, and the Ordnance: out of the 400,000l. which is to be paid into the Exchequer by the Bank of England in three instalments respectively by the 10th May, 28 June and 2 August next (after reservation thereout of any discount due to said Bank on any prepayment of said instalments): viz.
£
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, in lieu of so much advanced to him by the Bank of England as follows for the service of the said Forces viz. 60,000l. on Feb. 19 last; 20,000l. on March 12 last; 20,000l. on March 30 last; 6,000l. on April 6 last; 20,000l. on April 20 last 126,000
to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons as in lieu of so much advanced to him by said Bank as follows for the service of said Guards and Garrisons viz. 10,000l. on March 17 last and 12,000l. on April 11 inst. 22,000
to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance, as in lieu of so much advanced to him by said Bank April 6 inst. 6,000
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, and is intended for Sir Henry Furnese to satisfy remittances by him and to pay foreign bills of exchange drawn on him for the service of said Forces. (In the margin: 76,000l. in part) 115,000
£269,000
Ibid., p. 282.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to order the officers of the Receipt to attend this morning for making such issues as the Lord Treasurer has directed. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 61.
April 25. Royal letters patent dated Westminster granting to Charles, Earl of Arran the custody of the park called Bagshot Park in Surrey, the lodge called Bagshot Lodge, the Laundry warren (usually enjoyed by the ranger or keeper of said park), and likewise the office of ranger and keeper of the said park and the fee or salary of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an.: the premises [the said office] having been granted by James II. to James Grahme as fully as James, Earl of Newburgh or he the said Grahme or any other predecessor therein; which interest the said Grahme assigned 29 March 1699 to Sir Edward Seymour bart. of Maiden Bradley Co. Wilts, who assigned 21 Nov. 1699 to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, who assigned to said Earl of Arran 29 Aug. 1708: and by a deed of 1708–9 March 2 last the said Arran and Ranelagh have executed a surrender of the said interest. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 30–2.
April 27. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to pay an additional allowance of 20s. a day to Thomas Byde as from 1707–8 Jan. 14 as Judge Advocate General of the Forces in consideration of his extraordinary trouble in attending the meetings of the General Officers appointed by the Queen the 14th Jan. 1707–8 to regulate the clothing of the Army and to draw up and enter all states and directions relating thereto. Ibid., p. 24.
April 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to observe the following method of taking in and cancelling the Exchequer Bills issued under the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 21]. By the late Act [7 Anne, c. 30] for enlarging the stock of the Bank of England the said Bank is forthwith to deliver up all such Exchequer Bills issued on the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 21] as were in their custody on the 31st March last 1709 to such person as the Lord Treasurer shall appoint for cancellation thereof: and as to the residue of the said Bills the Bank is forthwith upon the producing the same to cause them to be exchanged for ready money and thereupon to deliver once every seven days every bill so exchanged (as fast as they shall be gotten in), to the said persons to be similarly cancelled. In accordance with the terms and requirements of the said Act the Lord Treasurer thinks it most agreeable to the course of the Exchequer and for the safety of the Bank that the said Bills should revert and pass through the same Offices to be cancelled which they did pass [through] when they were at first issued. He therefore appoints the four Tellers of the Receipt to be the persons to whom same shall be delivered for cancellation. Before so delivering the Bills the Bank is to compare them with the checks, indents or counterfoils thereof remaining in their custody and finding the same to agree is to draw cancelling lines over the said checks only: and the Teller to whom such compared Bills shall be delivered is immediately to throw down a bill into the Tally Court charging himself with so much as the said Bills shall amount to, towards the consideration money for a certain annuity to be paid them [the said Bank of England] and their successors in lieu of the said Bills and the allowance for circulation thereof according to the said Act; and the tallies levied from time to time for the Bills so paid back shall be delivered to the said Bank for their discharges.
The Auditor of the Receipt is to receive from the Tellers the Exchequer Bills so paid back and is to compare them with the checks, indents or counterfoils in his custody and finding them to be true is to draw cancelling lines over the said Bills: and thereupon the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells are to allow and discharge in their respective certificates and accounts the amount thereof to the said Teller or Tellers. The Bills so cancelled are to be filed and secured in the Receipt of the Exchequer in like manner as the old Exchequer Bills were directed to be filed and secured. Money Book XX, pp. 5–6.
April 28. Money order for 300l. to Daniel Parke for one quarter to April 13 inst. on his allowance as Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward or Caribbee Islands in America: to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Order Book VII, p. 240.
Same for 50l. to John Yeomans for one quarter due April 10 inst. on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of the Island of Antigua: to be paid out of same. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Walter Hamilton for one quarter due 1708–9 Feb. 9 on his allowance as Lieut. Gov. of the Island of St. Christopher: to be paid out of same. Ibid., p. 241.
Same for 50l. to Anthony Hodges for one quarter to April 10 inst. on his allowance as Lieut. Gov. of the Island of Montserrat: to be paid out of same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Howe and Mr. Walpole of the petition of Col. Revett, appointed to command the Battalion of Foot Guards in Flanders, praying consideration for his extraordinary expenses in equipping himself; alleging that Col. Gorsuch had such an allowance. Reference Book VIII, p. 357.
April 29. Money warrant for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for 1709 Lady day quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to nine Ladies of the Bedchamber.
125l. each to five women of the Bedchamber.
75l. each to six Maids of Honour. All ut supra, p. 52. Money Book XX, p. 37. Order Book VII, p. 253. Disposition Book XIX, p. 307.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain of the Household: for same quarter on his allowance. Money Book XX, p. 40. Order Book VII, p. 254. Disposition Book XIX, p. 307.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Jacquin merchant, concerning his 310l. bond for his father in law Elias Dupus merchant, bankrupt; praying leave to pay said bond by his sixteenth part or share of the ship Worcester assigned to him by the said Dupus. Reference Book VIII, p. 355.
April 30. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1709 Lady day quarter for making a special account of the Customs &c. Money Book XX, p. 6.
April 30. Money warrant for 287l. 10s. 0d. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for the salaries of his Office for 1709, Lady day quarter.
68l. 8s. 10d. to same for incidents, detailed, for said Office for said quarter. Money Book XX, pp. 6–7. Order Book VII, p. 239.
Same for 600l. to Sir Charles Hedges for half a year to Lady day last on his annuity. Money Book XX, p. 9.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of last Lady day quarter's incidents bill, not detailed, of the Excise and Malt Office: total 1,153l. 10s.d. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 2,000l. to Visct. Ryalton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: to pay for a new store of wine lately provided by the Officers of the Board of Green Cloth for the service of her Majesty's Household the next year. Disposition Book XIX, p. 283.
Same for 250l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over to John Visct. FitzHardinge, Keeper of the Mall in St. James's Park, for five years to 1708 June 24 on the usual allowance of 50l. per an. for shelling the said Mall. Ibid., p. 285.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Du Burgh merchant setting forth his being concerned with several Hamburgh merchants in fitting out the ship St. Peter which is bound to North Britain with money to buy fresh fish there and to salt it and cask it on board with such salt and cask as they shall bring with them and return again with same to Hamburg and praying her Majesty's permission or pass so to trade during the fishing season. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 62.
Treasury reference to Mr. Baker of the petition of Thomas Jenkin, searcher of Chichester port, praying a moiety of the 183l. verdict obtained against Thomas Holland for five packs of wool transported to France in 1702, against whom he exhibited an information. Reference Book VIII, p. 356.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Pacey for a privy seal to confirm a purchase of an estate in fee in Denton Co. Norfolk value 37l. 10s. 0d. per an. and a house in Yarmouth of 7l. per an. sold to Nathaniell Newton of Beccles for 1,050l., being the extended estate of Samuell Pacey, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Suffolk. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Stamps Commissioners to stay proceedings against Edmund Sollers, one of the sureties of Timothy Wesley, late distributor of stamps Co. Berks.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on said Sollers' petition. is reduced to a very low condition and has a great charge of children and is an object of compassion. Warrants not relating to Money XX, p. 350.
April 30. Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to allow to Nathaniell Terry, Thomas Plumleigh and Samuell Rooke, owners of the Adventure ketch of Dartmouth, the benefit of a drawback for 1,214 bushels of salt imported in 1703 [and] actually shipped from Plymouth to Newfoundland in the following February; on their paying the Duty on the remaining quantity or the shortage on the quantity pretended to have been at first shipped.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of the said Terry et al. Ibid., pp. 352–4.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against George Dodington, James Cresset and the executors of Richard Acton on the supers set on them in the accounts of Charles Fox and Thomas, Lord Coningsby: such stay having been already directed by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of 16 March 1707–8 ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 172, and they now desiring a further stay thereof. Ibid., p. 354.
Same by same to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to apply (out of moneys imprested to you for the service of the Mint) sums not exceeding 6,000l. for and towards the payment of 2½d. per ounce of foreign coins and foreign or British wrought plate of the standard of 11 ounces two pennyweight fine or reduced thereto, which shall be brought into the Mint there to be coined into the current coins of Great Britain pursuant to the directions of the Act of last Session [7 Anne, c. 24] for Continuing the former Acts for encouragement of the Coinage and to encourage the bringing in [to the Mint] of foreign coins and foreign or British plate to be coined, which said Act provided for the disposal of said sum of 6,000l. towards payment of said allowance of 2½d. out of the surplus of the money arising by the Coinage Duty from and after 1709 April 20. Ibid., p. 356.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Catherine, widow of Sir William Russell deceased, praying a continuance of her husband's pension of 400l. a year in consideration of her husband's services and of the mean circumstances to which she and her three children are reduced. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 83.
Money order for 20l. to John Tarver, Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court at Edinburgh, for the charge he has been at in providing the Statute Books and several other books for the use of the said Court by order of the Barons thereof.
20l. to William Montgomerie, gent., Marshal of the said Court, for 1709 Lady day quarter's salary.
20l. to William Bowles for same quarter's salary as her Majesty's solicitor in all matters and cases relating to debtors to the Crown in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 23. Disposition Book XIX, p. 286.