Warrants etc: April 1700

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15, 1699-1700. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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'Warrants etc: April 1700', in Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15, 1699-1700, (London, 1933) pp. 445-446. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-treasury-books/vol15/pp445-446 [accessed 29 February 2024]


April 1700

April 4. Same to same from same on the petition of Sir Edmund Andros. He was appointed Governor in Chief of the Colony of Virginia by Commission under the great seal in 1691. By his Instructions he was to receive 2,000l. per an. out of the public money in Virginia together with an allowance for rent of a house till a house should be built for the Governor at the public charge, which allowance has usually been 150l. per an. to his predecessors. He continued in the said Government till 9 Dec. 1698 when Col. Nicholson took upon him that Government. He has received the said salary and allowance to 25 March 1698 so that there remains due to him 1383l. 10s. 11d. for salary and 103l. 15s. 4d. for said allowance. Nor do I see any other reason than the want of money in the hands of the Treasury there why the petitioner has not been already paid his said arrears and there may be by the crop of tobacco now coming home wherewith to satisfy this debt or a good part thereof. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 22–23.
April 8. Report to the Treasury Lords by William Blathwayt, Auditor of the Plantations, on the petition of Col. Codrington concerning the arrears claimed by him as executor of his father Col. Christopher Codrington. Sir Nathaniel Johnson was appointed Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands in 1686 with the usual salary of 700l. per an., and upon his death or absence a moiety of said salary was to be paid to the resident Commander in Chief. Upon the late happy Revolution Sir Nathaniel Johnson withdrew himself from that Government on the 25 July 1689 and did, at the desire of the Council and Assembly of the island of Antigua, leave the chief command of those islands in the hands of the said Col. Codrington. Upon advice thereof the King appointed said Codrington Governor in Chief thereof by commission dated 26 Oct. 1689 and his salary of 700l. per an. was to commence on the said 26th Oct. He continued in that Government till the 20th July 1698 when he died. His moiety salary as Commander in Chief amounted to 89l. 8s. 4d. and as Governor in Chief from the date of his Commission to 6114l. 18s. 5½d., making together 6204l. 6s. 9½d. whereof his said executor has been allowed 3500l. in the account of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty received by the said Governor from 1 Jan. 1689–90 to 7 Dec. 1694. There therefore remains 2704l. 6s. 9½d. still due. The Comptroller General of the accounts of the Customs [London] has certified that there is no further charge before him on the said Codrington, the Barbados Journals from midsummer 1694 to midsummer 1696 not being [yet] sent over. In pursuance of the Order in Council of 1691–2 Jan. 21 (which directed the Duty of Four and a Half per cent. to be sent over into England in specie) none of the proceeds of said Duty have been delivered to the said Col. Codrington after midsummer 1694.
As to the command of a Company of Foot which had been usually granted to the Chief Governors of these islands it appears that the petitioner's father had not the benefit thereof till 1 April 1693 being about three years and seven months, when pursuant to the King's letter of 30 Oct. 1690 he was made Captain of a Company in a Regiment of Foot in those islands. The accompt of his pay as such remains in the Pay Office not yet made up, so that a true state thereof cannot be certified. Ibid., pp. 24–6.