Warrant Book: April 1704, 21-25

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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, 21-25

April 21. Letter of direction for 1475l. 16s. 8d. to John How : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704 : as in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for Marines and is for 737l. 18s. 4d. each for the Regiments of Lord Lucas and Col. Rivers for 28 days' subsistence from April 25 inst. to May 22 next. Disposition Book XVII, p. 76.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John. The Queen is obliged by the Treaty with Portugal to appoint several General Officers to serve with the Troops of that Crown. Her Majesty has appointed the following with the pay stated viz. Brigadier Francis D'Offarrell as Major General at 30s. a day ; Marquis of Montandre as Brigadier at 20s. a day ; Col. Lundy as Adjutant General at 20s. a day and Col. John Richards as Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance at 20s. a day. They are to be paid forthwith six months' pay in advance. Please prepare a royal warrant for this. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 361.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Gen. William Stewart and Kath, Viscountess Grandison, his wife, praying a custodiam under the Exchequer Seal of Ireland of certain lands : with the Duke of Ormonde's report thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Fletcher for a place as deputy Queen's waiter London port loco Mr. Morgan deceased. Ibid., p. 362.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Henry Wise touching works performed in the gardens and parks since Dec. 24 last. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ellis to insert a notice in next Monday's Gazette that all merchants, pewterers &c. may be furnished with any quantities of block tin at the Mint in the Tower after the rate of 3l. 16s. 0d. per hundredweight merchant weight. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your letter of the 27th ult. concerning the salaries intended to be established for several Officers of the Marine Regiments. My Lord thinks 1500l. instead of 1000l. may be allowed for the charge of the Paymaster's Office, [the work of] which appears to him to be very considerable. He has no objection to the proposed allowance of 350l. per an. for the Muster Master General and 100l. per an. each to three Deputy Muster Masters. Ibid., p. 363.
Same to Auditor Harley for a state of the enclosed account [missing] exhibited to the Lord Treasurer by John Howe, Paymaster General of the Guards and Garrisons, to wit for the year ended 1703 Dec. 24. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Simon Lynch et al. owners of the William and Mary privateer shewing that she took a French vessel called the Prophet David laden with fish and condemned as prize and paid 10l. to the Lord High Admiral and then brought her [lading] to Billingsgate market and deposited 100l. in the hands of the Customs Cashier to secure the Duties : but a stop is put to the sale of foreign fish whereby they have lost their market and the fish become a nuisance : therefore praying refund of the Duties. Reference Book VIII, p. 98.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin [to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands] for a particular of lighthouses erected on the North and South Foreland co. Kent in order to a 17 years' extension of the lease thereof to Robert Osboldston on a fine of 3000l.
Prefixing : report by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General and S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Robert Osbolston's petition for same. Sir John Meldrum erected two lighthouses on the South Foreland 1634-5 Feb. 9. By patent under the great seal dated 1636-7 Feb. 13 Charles I. ordered the same to be continued and one or more to be erected on the North Foreland as well as the South Foreland and ordained that the sum of 1d. per ton for all laden ships and vessels of subjects or strangers passing from port to port or cross the seas by the Goodwin Sands be paid coming inwards and the same going outwards, the master and [ship] owner to pay one half thereof and the owner of the goods the other half and the sum of 2d. in like manner inwards and outwards by all strangers not trading in our ports but coming in of necessity : which Duties with said lighthouses the said great seal granted to said Meldrum for 50 years at the rent of 20l. per an. payable at the Exchequer.
By patent of 1671 July 21 Charles II granted same to John Smith for 30 years in reversion of said 50 year term. By indenture of 1677 July 13 the said Smith and his sons James Smith grocer and Gabriel Smith druggist assigned to Peter Daniel haberdasher in trust for William Osboldston mercer, who was also possessed of the interest in the said 50 years lease. By will dated 1678-9 Jan. 17 William Osboldston devised to his son Robert the petitioner herein. It appears from depositions taken in a cause in Chancery in 1685 that the lighthouse on the South Foreland was rebuilt about 1658 by Robert Osbolston grandfather to petitioner at a cost of 700l. and that on the North Foreland was rebuilt about 1659 by same at a cost of 500l. The whole receipts from said Duties for 10 years ended at Lady day 1703 amounted to 15,060l. 16s. 2¾d. and the expenses of wages, coal, reparations &c. in same period amounted to 4081l. 6s. 5d. leaving a net receipt of 10,979l. 9s. 9¾d. or 1097l. 18s. 11¾d. per an. ; besides which this petitioner alleged that the expenses of printing Light Bills, deputations, postage, journeys to visit the lights and taxes sometimes amounted to 150l. in a year. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 218-221.
April 22. Royal letters patent appointing Richard Wright to be Queen's Harbinger loco Malachi Thurston surrendered : with the annuity or annual pension of 20 marks and an allowance of 10s. a day : all as amply as Thomas Wynn, Henry Wroughton, Roger Whitley, Richard Nevill, Edward Carleton, Fisher Dilke, Simon Smyth, John Burrow Esq., Sir Lambert Blackwell or the said Malachi Thurston or any other predecessors therein. Queen's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 65-7.
William Lowndes to the Queen's printers to deliver to the Office of the Secretary of War 100 copies of the Acts against Mutiny and Desertion. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 361.
April 24. Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of John Hornbrook shewing that he imported 592 bushels of salt which was afterwards found unsavoury, whereupon he had an allowance of 65l. 13s. 4d. for one third the Duty but the Salt Commissioners refuse to allow this sum to Mr. Orchard, the collector in his account : therefore praying a Treasury warrant for the said allowance of one third Duty. Reference Book VIII, p. 102.
April 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 128l. 11s. 2d. to Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, for their allowance of 2s. per 1000l. on 1,285,605l. 7s. 3½d. Customs money paid into the Exchequer between 1701 Dec. 25 and 1702 Dec. 31. Money Book XVII, p. 117.
Same by same to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 43,462l. 14s. 10½d. to Deficient Funds as follows ; the said sum representing the receipts between 1704 March 28 and April 25 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 1100l. from Duties on Windows ; 819l. 11s. 7½d. from Additional Impositions ; 2512l. 17s. 8½d. from New Duty on Paper Continued ; 1119l. 13s. 9d. from New Customs ; 919l. 7s. 6d. from Duties on Marriages ; 36,991l. 4s. 3½d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows :
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 25th April, 1704. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 37930 1 496 4 10½
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 217398 9 3 3634 8 6
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 4 457199 10 0 8182 0 11¾
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 2 63665 13 4 796 9
Three Fourth Customs 213447 15 9 104247 15 9 1904 6
Salt, Glass, &c. 1711500 0 0 540029 5 15269 7
Two Thirds Double Ninepence Excise 160000 0 0 47315 0 1427 9
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 272700 0 0 3971 14
Stamp Duties 224114 7 146706 17 1999 9 4
Marriages, &c. 648000 0 0 313783 11 9 5781 4 5
4871611 8 0 2201576 4 11 43462 14 10½
Ibid., p. 118.
Letter of direction for 380l. 4s. 2d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of the Malt Surplus anno 1702 : to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, for the respit demands of Lord Shannon, Col. Fox and the late Col. Villiers. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so imprest same to Whitfeild, taking care to set same in super on him in the Navy Treasurer's account). Disposition Book XVII, p. 74.
Same for 990l. to John How, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons ; out of loans on the Additional Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage [the one third Subsidy 2-3 Anne c. 18] : to be as in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service, being part of 357,000l. for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1704 : and is to be applied for levy money for two additional Companies of 55 men each to each of the Regiments in the West Indies commanded by Col. Handasyde, Col. Livesay and Col. Whetham pursuant to the royal warrant of April 18. Ibid., p. 77.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Montagu your Solicitor, relating to the counterfeiting and uttering of counterfeit stamped paper. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 363.
Same to Mr. [Richard] Hill, [Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy]. I have read to my Lord Treasurer yours of the 4th inst. about the subsidies for the Duke of Savoy. He is satisfied from your reasoning about the value of the Crown at Turin that the payments to be made to the Duke [should be] at the rate of 82 Sols for a Crown in Bank [money] there. You are to cause the account to be made up and stated at that rate "as well for what remains still to clear the whole payments to the Duke to the 3rd of August by a two months' advance to end Oct. 3 next." Ibid., p. 364.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Excise Commissioners relating to money paid by several Excise Collectors for conduct money for seamen and imprest men. Ibid.
Same to auditor Bridges to state the enclosed account [missing] of the arrears of prizes from 1699 June 24 to 1702 Michaelmas and thence continued to 1704 April 19. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Walter Whitfeild [Paymaster of Marines] to pay 380l. 4s. 2d. as royal bounty and relief to the Regiments of Lord Shannon and Col. Fox and five Companies of the late Col. Villiers' Regiment that were upon the late Expedition to Cadiz, for the respits on their musters 1702 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24.
Appending : said Whitfeild's report on said respits. Ibid., p. 365.
Same to the Duke of Marlborough enclosing (a) and (b) infra. The moneys stated therein will carry on the pay of the Foreigners and the subsistence of the English Troops composing the 40,000 men till the 19th June next and the clearing of those English Troops to the 24th Feb. last : and also the pay of the Foreigners and subsistence of the English composing the 10,000 Augmentation Troops to the 22nd May next. The said money is all received by Mr. Fox except part of 53,889l. 11s. 5d. which was to be paid out of loans on the Malt Duties and which also I believe will be satisfied in a very few days.
My Lord Treasurer thought (as he justly might) there could be no good reason to justify any inconveniences which the Army might suffer for want of money and therefore sent for Mr. Fox and Mr. Pauncefort and found they had not remitted all the money they had received but intended to send the bills [of exchange] by this post and he received from them another account here enclosed [missing] to rectify Mr. Sweet's account and to show that money has been remitted to him to the 24th inst. with an overplus. I am very certain that the first account taken from the books in this [the Treasury] Office is true and your Grace may please to take notice that there is in it a sum of 30,000l. which must be placed to account beyond the 19th of June next. It is a great honor to me that your Grace will please to command my service. As to the General Officers' Contingencies and Poundage mentioned in your letter [dated the Hague, April 29 new style, see Marlborough's Despatches Vol. I, p. 250] I shall obtain the Lord Treasurer's directions very speedily.
Appending : (a) account of the payments directed by the Treasury to the hands of Charles Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] for the service of the 40,000 men anno 1704.
£ s. d.
1703 Dec. 20. Pay and Subsistence see supra Tr. Cal. XVIII p. 486 49096 19
1703-4 Jan. 14. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 107 25000
for the service of these Forces generally and afterwards directed to be applied towards clearings 3000
Jan. 28. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 119 25124 1
Levy money see supra p. 119 1200
ditto see supra p. 119 510
Feb. 14. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 134 40000
Levy money see Ibid. 510
ditto see Ibid. 390
ditto see Ibid. 1170
Subsistence see Ibid. 669 18 0
ditto see Ibid. 257 2 0
ditto see Ibid. 257 2 0
ditto see Ibid. 2638 1 4
Feb. 16. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 138 4107 15 4
Feb. 25. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 145 6016 6
ditto see supra p. 148 73108 14
Transport see supra p. 149 600
March 6. Bread waggons see supra p. 153 22095 5 3
March 7. Bread waggons see supra p. 155 2880 7 6
March 15. For the services generally see supra p. 161 30000
1704 March 31. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 183 53869 11 5
April 19. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 195 53869 11 5
Clearings 9536 18 4
General Officers 4075 12
Contingencies 2500
£412483 9
(b) accounts of the payments directed by the Treasury to the hands of the said Charles Fox for the service of the Additional Troops anno 1704.
£ s. d.
1703 Dec. 20. Pay and Subsistence see supra XVIII p. 486 8890 15 10¼
1703-4 Jan. 14. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 108 5000
Jan. 28. Levy money see supra p. 119 1244
Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 119 4076 17
Feb. 25. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 145 9076 17
Feb. 29. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 149 16265 12
March 6. Bread Waggons see supra p. 153 3142 16 7
March 7. Levy money see supra p. 155 432
1704 March 30. Subsistence see supra p. 179 1000
March 31. Pay and Subsistence see supra p. 183 10669 14 6
£59798 13 11½
Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 366-8.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed two bills [missing] sent hither by Col. Nicholson, Governor of Virginia, which have been prepared by a Committee of the Council and Assembly there in order to be passed into laws : viz. an "Act for preventing frauds in the Customs and in clearing of ships, for ascertaining Collectors' and Naval officers' fees and to prohibit the casting of ballast into rivers and creeks" and an "Act for improving the staple of tobacco and for regulating the size and tare of tobacco hogsheads." Ibid., p. 368.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Edward, Earl of Orford relating to his accounts as late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to Hen. Baker to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Gabriel Armiger, one of the attornies in the Office of the Queen's Remembrancer, praying payment of 384l. 3s. 2d. due to him for several prosecutions at law which he has carried on by your direction. Ibid., p. 374.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to deliver up and cancel the Customs bonds and interest bonds of Francis Smalley merchant, on his paying 1855l. 14s. 1½d. the remainder of his debt of 2568l. 19s. 5d. ; all in order to facilitate the sale of his estate to one Mr. Hammond of Vauxhall for the purpose of settling the said Smalley's debt to the Queen. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 315.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Millicent, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge, complaining of Guy Syndry, clerk to the [Assessment] Commissioners for three Hundreds, that he doth not return [to the Exchequer] the duplicates [of the assessment rolls] to enable petitioner to receive the money of the collectors and that he [Syndry] being collector of Oakington, refuses to pay [his collections of] the Land Tax without he may deduct the whole of his salary as clerk as aforesaid. Reference Book VIII, p. 99.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Anthony Burnaby praying that Robert Caldwell may be appointed as principal clerk in his office loco Charles Tooke at 100l. per an. as from Xmas last, he [Caldwell] having acted in Tooke's place since Nov. 16 last. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of Edward Littleton, Esq. and Sir Henry Gough, executors to Major Walter Littleton, praying payment of 800l. out of the estate of Lord Griffin : to pay legacies : [said sum being] "due to the said Sir Edward" [sic] upon bond before his [Griffin's] outlawry. Reference Book VIII, p. 99.
Same to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Sir John St. Barbe shewing that he holds an estate in Lyndhurst from the Crown, and praying a grant of 12 tons of timber out of New Forest for repair of the capital messuage [there]. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army and the Secretary at War of the petition of Richard Lawrence praying payment of 100l. for the value of five chests of medicines by him furnished to the Forces ordered to the West Indies under Col. Collumbine. Ibid., p. 107.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Agnes Dicconson et al. ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 441 under date 1703 Nov. 3. Reference Book VIII, p. 75.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin appointing Thomas Jett senr. as officer for registering and paying the debentures made forth and issued by the late Paymaster of the Army and the Commissioners of Transports and the Commissioners of Accounts for the debts due to the Army, Navy and Transport service during the late War, all which were intended to be discharged out of the forfeited estates in Ireland, but which debentures by a clause in the late Act (for enlarging the time for the purchase of the said forfeited estates) are ordered to be registered and are to bear interest at 5 per cent until they be paid. He is hereby to have a salary of 250l. per an. as from 1704 June 24. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 460-1.
Warrant by same to the Postmasters General to deliver, free the pacquets sent by the Lord Keeper to the Sheriffs of England and Wales by order of the House of Peers, "otherwise his Lordship will be under a necessity of sending them by special messengers which will be a considerable and unnecessary charge to her Majesty". Ibid., p. 222.
Same by same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for stay of process on the information entered by Edward Pearse on account of prize salt and wine bought of Hermanus Bouchiere, merchant of Flushing, sole owner of the privateer Two Sisters of Flushing commanded by Marinus Wise which in Jan. 1702. took two French prizes laden with salt and wine, which prizes were driven by storms into Mounts Bay, where Henry Bustine, merchant of London and agent of the Dutch privateers paid duty of 1100l. on the lading and sold the salt to William Jenkins, Patrick Hawkins, Stephen Read and others, whereupon they were informed against by William Lanyon who was no [Salt or Customs] officer. Ibid., pp. 222-3.
Subscription by same for the execution of a warrant dated April 5 by the Earl of Carlisle, [Deputy] Earl Marshal, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Le Neve, Richmond Herald of Arms, of a coat with her Majesty's arms embroidered upon satin with fine Venice gold : to a cost of 50l. (The like of a like warrant to the Master of the Jewel House for delivery to said Le Neve of a collar of SS of silver : to a cost of 10l.). Ibid., p. 224.
The like of a like warrant for delivery to John Bound, Rouge Croix Pursuivant, of a coat with her Majesty's arms embroidered upon damask enriched with gold thread : to a cost of 28l. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to James Durrant for discovering William Reed and William Jackson, mariners, lately apprehended for carrying persons over to Dunkirk. (Money order dated April 26 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 117. Order Book VI, p. 106. Disposition Book XVII, p. 78.
Same for 390l. to the under clerks &c. of the House of Commons as follows viz. 100l. to Culverwell Needler, clerk assistant attending the House, for extraordinary pains and service during the last and session ; 200l. to John Hooks, George Cole, James Courthop Hicks Burrough, 4 underclerks for same time for writing, copying and engrossing bills ; 60l. to Samuel Powell, sergeant at arms, to be distributed among the messengers and doorkeepers for constant attendance for same time ; 30l. to Nicholas Ryall in right of his wife Anne Ryall deceased for her attendance as Housekeeper and for cleaning said House between the end of the Sessions of Parliament in 1703 and the date of her death in January last. (Money order dated April 27 for 200l. to the said underclerks and dated April 28 for 100l. to said Needler). (The like dated May 2 for 60l. to Powell and 30l. to Ryall). Money Book XVII, p. 119. Order Book VI, pp. 105, 111, 110. Disposition Book XVII, p. 78.