Warrant Book: April 1704, 11-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19, 1704-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1938.

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April 1704, 11-20

April 11. Same to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Thomas Brand 10l. for writing, flourishing and embellishing partly in gold one skin of vellum and for writing and gilding the superscription "being a letter sent to the King of Persia in answer to his letter to us." Ibid., p. 180.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1704 Lady day quarter for keeping the Registers of all the public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VI, p. 107.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint for a certificate how much money is due to Henry Harris for seals provided for her Majesty's service as per your report of Feb. 7 last on his petition for same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 356.
April 12. Same to the Salt Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer is satisfied that your weekly certificates for the Salt Duties ought to determine on Saturday in each week as the certificates of the Customs do. Please observe this. Ibid., p. 356.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Goreing praying a reward for giving information to Mr. Wade, Collector of Arundel port, for surprising smugglers at Steyning whereby he seized silks to the value of 4000l. Reference Book VIII, p. 98.
Same to same of the petition of Nathaniel Rous and others, owners of the ship Thomas and Phoebe, shewing that she was built in Pennsylvania and registered in London which register was lost, whereupon they obtained a letter from the Customs Commissioners directed to their officers in the West Indies (whither she was bound) to permit her to trade as a registered ship : yet Col. Codrington has seized her : therefore praying redress. Ibid.
April 13. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for rectifying misnomers or literal mistakes at the Exchequer relating to the contributors for the purchase of Annuities on the late Act of Parliament [2-3 Anne c. 3]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 356.
April 14. Letter of direction for 58,908l. 14s. 6d. to the Navy Treasurer : to be applied as follows : viz.
out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704
for the ordinary of the Navy and (together with 9500l. newly received by the said Treasurer on orders which were registered in course on the 3700l. per week of the Excise) is to be applied towards paying 46,000l. for a quarter due to the Yards at Michaelmas 1703 7000
for Wear and Tear and to be applied in like manner for pay of the Yards 29500
out of Contributions for Annuities.
for wages to seamen 22408 14 6
£58908 14 6
Disposition Book XVII, p. 73.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Send to my Lord for his next sitting "which will be on Tuesday the 18th inst. at 10 o'clock" the certificates usually transmitted by your Board. (The like letter to the Navy Treasurer). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 356.
April 16. Royal letters patent appointing Sir William Whitlocke to be a Counsellor at law with the fee of 40l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 177.
April 18. Money warrant for 100l. to John Hefferman, secretary to Sir Robert Sutton, Ambassador to the Grand Signior : as reward for bringing an express from the said Ambassador. (Money order dated April 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 116. Order Book VI, p. 102. Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
Same for 376l. 7s. 6½d. to Samuel Rolls Esq., Vice-Warden of the Stannaries in the County of Devon, for the charge of repairing and fitting for use the Stannary prison within the castle of Lidford, according to an estimate made by William Bridges, Surveyor General of the Ordnance. (Money order dated April 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 116. Order Book VI, p. 102. Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
Letter of direction for 67l. 15s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of the 25 per cent. on French goods : and is to make good the like sum paid 1691 April 4 by Andrew Huddleston, who was then Collector of Customs at Whitehaven, to the order of the late Lord Lonsdale for procuring seamen according to the Proclamation. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign same to the Receiver General of Customs to make good the said Huddleston's account). Disposition Book XVII, p. 74.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer agrees with your report of the 13th inst. on the petition of Mr. Huddleston, formerly Collector of Whitehaven port, and has directed 67l. 15s. 0d. ut supra to be issued to the Navy Treasurer to make good Huddleston's account. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 356.
Same to Auditor Bridges to report on and make a state of the enclosed account [missing] exhibited to him by Richard Crawley of moneys come to his hands for salvage and other perquisites of Admiralty between 1703 March 25 and 1704 March 25. Ibid., p. 357.
Same to Mr. Burchett. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to taking off the stop on the freight of the Jacob transport ship, John Smith commander, he having cleared himself concerning the goods put on board her at Port St. Marys by several of her officers then there. Ibid.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance enclosing an account [missing] of the Ordnance stores shipped on board the men of war under Sir Cloudesley Shovell and which at his return from the Straits in 1703 he ordered to be delivered by the Captains of the ships to the storekeepers of the Ordnance at such ports where they should first arrive. Have the said stores been returned accordingly? Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. Since the Revenge privateer, which was intended to be given to Jeronimo Bestoso, is under a claim before the Lords of Appeal you are to buy instead the St. Lewis of Nantes (when she shall be exposed to sale) which is another ship that Bestoso is inclinable to have ; she being already condemned and appraised. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 358.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to pass such of the bills of the workmen belonging to the Victualling Office at Tower Hill for work done to the dwelling houses and store houses at the said Office and the Hartshorne Brewery from 1699 Aug. 16 to 1702 Dec. 31 (amounting in all to 2491l. 7s. 8d.) as have been certified by the respective Victualling Commissioners under whom same were performed. Ibid., p. 359.
Same to Secretary Hedges. In case it be the Queen's pleasure to grant letters of Denization to Ferdinand Silva and others the Lord Treasurer thinks a clause should be inserted therein as proposed by the Customs Commissioners viz. that they should continue to pay such rates and other Duties as merchant strangers are subject to. Ibid., p. 363.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Edward Holden for payment of 30l. 17s. 2d. expended by him in prosecuting deer stealers at Richmond Park between 1701 Michaelmas and 1703 Xmas. Reference Book VIII, p. 98.
April 19. Money warrant for 160l. to John Manley, Steward of the Stannary Court within the County of Cornwall, 100l. thereof as an encouragement from the Queen towards printing the laws of the Stannary Parliaments for the counties of Cornwall and Devon "of which the said John Manley is to have the inspection and care" and the remaining 60l. for the charge of repairing and making fit for use the Court House and Prison within the Castle of Trematon in co. Cornwall. (Money order dated April 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 116. Order Book VI, p. 102. Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt [sic an erratum for the Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 20l. per an. to Henry Northcote as searcher of Exeter port. Money Book XVII, p. 116.
Warrant by same to the Prizes Commissioners to pay 20l. to George St. Loe Esq., who was concerned in taking care of 23 prize ships of which some were brought to Plymouth before the settlement of Sub-Commissioners of Prizes there ; which occasioned him very considerable trouble and expense. Ibid., p. 117.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay 163l. 16s. 0d. to Thomas Moore, John Smith, Augustine Hannikin, John Gooding and others for repairs of bridges and passages in Swinley Walk, and Finchampstead and Sandhurst Walks in Windsor Forest. Ibid., p. 120.
Letter of direction for 98,687l. 18s. 7d. to Charles Fox : out of loans on the One Third Subsidy [2-3 Anne c. 18] : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for the 40000 men anno 1704
for subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay to the foreigners composing the 40,000 men to wit 1704 May 22 to June 19 53869 11 5
for clearings : and is (together with 3000l. directed Jan. 14 last) to complete 12,536l. 18s. 4d. remaining due for this service from 1703 Dec. 25 to Feb. 24 following being 62 days 9536 18 4
for General Officers, being one quarter of 16,302l. 10s. 10d. allowed for them on the Establishment this year 4075 12
for Contingencies being one quarter of 10,000l. allowed on the Establishment for that service 2500
for the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for the first quarter's subsidy of this year to 1704 Lady day being the value of 31,250 guilders at 10 guilders 11 stivers to the £ sterling 2840 18 2
for the Elector of Treves for the same quarter being the value of 15,625 guilders at the same rate 1420 9 1
for the Duke of Savoy
for two months more to the Duke of Savoy which will be due by advance on Aug. 3 next and will extend by computation to Oct. 3 next ; being the value of 106,6662/3 crowns at the rate of 55d. for [each crown of] 80 sols of Turin to be paid there in Piedmont money 24444 8 10½
£98687 18 7
Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Samuell Atkinson for allowances on his account for transporting the Regiments of the Earl of Arran, Earl of Macclesfield and Earl of Essex to Ireland in 1700. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 357.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to propose a reward to Thomas Cole, agent for Prizes at Cowes, for seizing a French vessel the Susanna in said port on the declaration of war : the net proceeds of which on condemnation come to 46l. 9s. 0d. Ibid., p. 358.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Are the accounts of Hezekiah Marshall, deceased, made up as late Commissary General of the Provisions and Victuals for the Forces sent to the West Indies? Ibid.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 3849l. 17s. 3d. to Lieut. Col. Edward Jones of Col. Whetham's Regiment in the West Indies, for the subsistence of said Regiment : which sum remains in the hands of John Howe, Paymaster General [of Guards and Garrisons], the agent for said Regiment being detained in Ireland and having appointed Capt. Gardner to act for him but the said Paymaster General thinks Gardner's authority is insufficient for receiving the money. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 359.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to lay before the Committee for Trade and Plantations the enclosed alterations or amendments [missing] to the Instructions to the Governors in America to assist in recovering the Lord Admiral's dues in cases of Prizes. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) extract of a report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, the Surveyor General of Woods Trent South and C. Newton, one of the Purveyors of the Navy, dated March 30 last upon a late survey taken by them of the timber and trees in Rockingham Forest, complaining of the malpractice of lopping of boughs and fellings by order of the present Countess or the late Earl of Westmorland and of the claim of the Earl of Westmorland to cut scantlings of under 10 inches square in Morton Sale by virtue of the grant of the underwood and soil of these coppices from the Crown. Ibid., p. 360.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Oliver Newby (for some time deputy Comptroller at Welburnham [Wells Burnham] in Norfolk) as collector, waiter and searcher at Aldeburgh and to act as deputy to the Customer and searcher of Yarmouth for their fees at Aldeburgh or 20l. per an. from each of them and 10l. per an. from the Queen : all loco John Knackston preferred.
John Knackston as above to be collector of Ipswich port loco Benjamin Huggen dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 314, 315.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to appoint William Kelly as their Agent for Prizes at Bideford loco Thomas Power who has committed several ill practices and abuses. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 205.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Green, late Receiver of Taxes for co. Stafford, on his debt of 1740l. to the Queen on account of the Duty on Houses, he having sustained great losses in the returns of his moneys, without any default in him. Ibid., p. 217.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to forbear further process against Capt. Thomas Kempthorne for foreign salt imported in the Vulture fireship of which he was Commander, same being seized for non-entry : he having found the salt on board on taking command of the ship and having made no attempt to run or conceal it. Ibid., p. 265.
April 19 & 26. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for London, Westminster and Middlesex to pay 50l. per an. salary to Henry Yaxlee from 1704 Lady day as Surveyor of said Duties loco Richard Thomas.
Same to same for co. Norfolk to pay Edward Piggon 70l. per an. as a same loco William Lawrence.
Same to same for co. Warwick to pay Walter Warlow 70l. per an. as a same loco William Spencer. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 8.
April 19. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Benjamin Bathurst praying a grant of certain forfeited lands in co. Kerry ; together with several reports thereon from the Duke of Ormonde and the Attorney General of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 308.
April 20. Royal sign manual for 1500l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, to be paid over by him as a present to John, Comte de Wratislaw, Envoy Extraordinary from the Emperor of Germany and also from Charles III King of Spain. (Money warrant dated April 25 hereon). (Money order dated April 26 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 188. Money Book XVII, p. 117. Order Book VI, p. 104. Disposition Book XVII, p. 78.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Muschamp, Receiver of her Majesty's Revenue in the District of Potomac in the Province of Maryland, praying that an arrear of 594l. 0s. 6d. due to him may be paid out of a prize amounting to 1600l. taken and carried by Capt. Moore into Patuxent River in Maryland about Sept. last ; together with Mr. Blathwaite's report thereon. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 360.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. What course have you taken to obtain an account from your agent at Jamaica of his disposal of the money he has been supplied with in those parts? Till this be obtained the Lord Treasurer agrees with your opinion that Edward Searle and Charles Kent should remain unpaid for the bills for 1625l. drawn on the said agent and payable to them. Ibid., p. 362.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army and to Mr. St. John of the petition of Col. Seymour praying the removal of the respits on his Regiment on account of the Expedition to Cadiz. Reference Book VIII, p. 98.