Warrant Book: November 1704, 16-30

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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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November 1704, 16-30

Nov. 16. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Portugal Envoy relating to the shipping of some arms and ammunition for the service of the King of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 7.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jo[h]n Thornton and Eliz. Mansargh, widow, of William Mansargh security for Richard Warren, a King's waiter London port, with whom they became bound to Nicho. Purse for 200l. lent to said Warren (as is alleged) to renew his patent of Queen's waiter on the death of Wm. III ; and the said Warren having absconded petitioners are sued on the bond : therefore praying that Warren's salary may be stopped towards payment of said debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 124.
Nov. 17. Money warrant for 20l. each to Thomas Garbrand and Michael Vanderlure as royal bounty for their passage to Jamaica whither they are going chaplains. (Money order dated Nov. 17 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 270. Order Book VI, p. 179. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
Same for 50l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity for repair of the Cobb pier there. (Money order dated Nov. 27 for 3 quarters to same date on said annuity : thus combining the present money warrant with that of July 26 last supra p. 314). Money Book XVII, p. 273. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166. Order Book VI, p. 185.
Letter of direction for 5099l. 18s. 5½d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of imprest money repaid by Philip Papillion, late Cashier for the Victualling : and is to be applied to the Course of the Victualling and reckoned as part of the quota thereunto anno 1704. Disposition Book XVII, p. 166.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report (on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade) their opinion how the trade and commerce with France may be better restrained [so as] to render the several laws now in force more effectual. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 448.
Same to Auditor Harley to prepare a state of the enclosed account [missing] of Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the six Marine Regiments. Ibid., XVIII, p. 7.
Same to Mr. Travers and Sir Christopher Wrenn to survey the [Navy] Pay Office in Broad Street and estimate for a new lease for 21 years at 160l. per an. rent. See infra under date Dec. 7. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to survey the house in Lombard Street wherein the General Post Office is kept in order to the purchase thereof for her Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 8.
Treasury reference to William Borrett of the petition of William Emmett, Richard Swift and Richard Graham of Bromley, Kent, for payment of their charges in prosecuting and convicting the assessors and collectors of [taxes in] Bromley of several frauds and abuses. Reference Book VIII, p. 125.
Same to Mr. Fox [as late Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland together with Lord Coningsby] of the petition of Lord Coningsby for payment of 1500l. in the hands of said Fox towards payment of 1682l. 18s. 2½d. contracted for clothes for the 1500 private soldiers detached from the old Irish Regiments [in order to be sent] for Portugal. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker of the petition of John Dufti praying to be remitted a fine of 225l. imposed on him in Easter term 1682 for transporting 1500 pound weight of wool, he being in very mean circumstances. Ibid., p. 126.
Nov. 18. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of last Sept. 29 quarter's incidents bill, detailed, of the Salt Office : total 735l. 16s. 4½d. Money Book XVII, p. 271.
Money warrant for 662l. 4s. 9d. to the Earl of Nottingham in full of his disbursements in repairing and fitting up the house near the Privy Garden belonging to her Majesty wherein the Duchess of Richmond lately dwelt and which hath since been inhabited by his lordship. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 272. Order Book VI, p. 182. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Same for 245l. 9s. 11d. to the following for so much laid out by them in prosecuting coiners and utterers of false money this last year by command of the Warden of the Mint viz.
£ s. d.
Robert Weddell in the 2 last Northern Circuits 212 14 11
Bodhenam Rowse in co. Essex 4 1 4
James Jenkins in co. Wilts. 9 1 4
John Bonner for prosecutions in town 2 3 0
Capt. Taylor for keeping a prisoner in the Gatehouse 9 9 6
Nicholas Hill, messenger, for keeping a prisoner at Putney 7 19 10
£245 9 11
(Money order dated Nov. 22 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 273. Order Book VI, p. 183. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Moore as collector of Customs at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania loco John Bewly deceased.
William Jennings as collector of Poulton loco Thomas Nosworthy dismissed.
Thomas Lower as riding officer between Looe and Fowey loco William Harding deceased.
Edward Robinson as waiter and searcher at Scarborough loco Bartham Ward deceased.
George Trotter as collector of Whitby loco James Sedgwick deceased.
Thomas Bolitho as landwaiter at Bideford loco Godfrey Hardress deceased.
Thomas Bliss as tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Henry Southen deceased.
Rawleigh Radford as collector of Falmouth port loco Edmond Harry dismissed.
— Hudson as examiner of tobacco in London port at 200l. per an. loco Rawleigh Radford preferred.
Robert Benson as tidesman in the inferior list London port loco John Nailor deceased.
Roger Paynter, William Austin, William Jackson, Peter Cowley and William Mason as tidesmen at Bristol in place of William Edgar, John Jennings, John Tibb, and William Plomley, unfortunately drowned, and James Minson relinquished. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 331.
Same by same to same to discharge the seizure of pitch and tar shipped by Francis Stratford and Charles Broughton on the Scarsdale, George Hodgkinson master, to Exeter, and to Hull on board the Surveyour, a hoy, ut supra p. 389.
Prefixing : report from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Francis Stratford herein. Ibid., pp. 332-3.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Richard Holt of London, merchant, shewing that he was concerned in the last tin farm and proposes methods to prevent the discredit to which (he alleges) the pewterers and merchants endeavour to bring the present contract, to the detriment of a market for her Majesty's tin abroad. Reference Book VIII, p. 124.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Nov. 9 inst. for John Tollis (who was employed as an extraordinary pilot on board her Majesty's ship Medway at the taking the Starr of the East) to have a share in the said prize in the [like] manner as is allowed to the pilots at [the action at] Vigo, to wit that his share be made up from that of an able seaman to that of a master's mate. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 371.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Henry Dart of lands in co. Devon being part of the lands of Richard Southmead, outlaw. Ibid., p. 372.
Nov. 18. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for co. Northants. to pay Charles James 70l. per an. as surveyor of said Duties loco Thomas Knight as from June 24 last.
The like to same for co. Flint to pay 60l. per an. to John Stephens as same loco Humphry Jones : as from Sept. 29 last.
The like to same for co. Devon to pay 70l. per an. to Richard Birchett as same loco John Cowper as from June 24 last.
The like to same for Co. Devon to pay 70l. per an. to John Chaloner as same loco Richard Owen as from June 24 last. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 9.
Nov. 20. Money warrant for 317l. 7s. 6d. to Charles, Richard and James Hore being 300l. as reward for discovering abuses in the Victualling ; pursuant to the order in Council of Nov. 9 inst., and 17l. 7s. 6d. for [Exchequer fees and] charges on the receipt of said money. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 274. Order Book VI, p. 180. Disposition Book XVII, pp. 163, 171.
Letter of direction for 200l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to the Marquis de Miremont towards the charge of subsisting several soldiers who are going with him to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy. Disposition Book XVII, p. 167.
Same for 877l. 19s. 6d. to George Howells, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Wales : out of Civil List moneys : and is to satisfy 2 orders of Jan. 27 last for the extraordinary charges of his receipt. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to dispose of the 20,000l. in tallies on the Land Tax [anno 1704] reserved in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance : at 5 per cent ; for the supply of the land service of the Office of Ordnance. Ibid., p. 168.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the town of Kingston upon Thames shewing that 225l. per an. [rateable value] within that parish is enclosed in [Richmond] New Park and under the 4s. Aid of 4 Wm. and Mary [c.I.] was assessed 45l. and was returned in super and allowed in the Exchequer : but since that "no time in supers have been allowed [? for this item] and therefore the town has been reassessed 4s. 4d. from time to time to make good the same. Reference Book VIII, p. 124.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Albert, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Worcester, praying 3d. in the £ on his receipts of 180,301l. 2s. 3d. in 6 years, towards his extraordinary charges and loss by returns [of his moneys to London by bills]. Ibid., p. 125.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Capt. Fra. Wyvill, Commander of the ship Barfleur in the action at Vigo, shewing that since her Majesty has annulled her Declaration of June 1702 and declared that all Captains shall have equal shares with captors of prizes at Vigo, the petitioner conceives he has no reward for his service there in taking the Dartmouth man of war and Tauro galleon at great charge to himself and hazard of life. Therefore prays a reward. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor for Wales of the petition of Thomas Phillips for the stewardship of the Bishop's Court in the county of Carmarthen : he being recommended by Mr. Mansell. Ibid., p. 127.
Nov. 21. William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 1725l. 1s. 10d. to Sir Henry Furnese in full of his 15s. per 100l. commission on 230,013l. 7s. 8d. remitted by him in the months of January-April last (pursuant to agreement) for the pay of the Forces in Holland : he having made an agreement Jan. 11 last to remit same by way of commission at 12s. 6d. per cent. but to have 2s. 6d. extra commission in case the remittances so made by him should come out at a better exchange than the remittances made by contract in the like time of last year : it appearing that the said remittances this year produced 44,375 guilders more than those of the former contract. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 449.
Same to same for a same to authorise said Fox to pay to said Furnese 1439l. 14s. 0d. for the small clothing (shoes, stockings, shirts and cravats) for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal which he provided and put on board the Nicholas, Capt. Robert Newman Commander, and the Nostra Seignora Incarnata, Capt. Phillip Stageno Commander, consigned to Martin Luellyn, her Majesty's Commissary of War in Portugal : the same to be reimbursed to the Queen by deduction of 6d. per man per week authorised by Act of Parliament to be made from the pay of the Forces for small clothing. Ibid.
Same to same for a same to authorise said Fox to pay 1400l. to the Marquis de Miermont towards the charge of equipping himself and several soldiers going with him to the Duke of Savoy : being for the 1000l., 200l. and 200l. ut supra pp. 376, 386, 418. Ibid., XVIII, p. 9.
Nov. 22. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Richard Robinson 385l. 19s. 0d. on a warrant of the Earl of Jersey, late Chamberlain of the Household, for piers of glass provided for the Queen's service in her apartment at Windsor. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 339.
Same to same to pay to Daniell Malthus, sworn and admitted apothecary to the Queen's person in place of Joseph Pitt lately deceased, so much on the salary of 115l. per an. and allowance of 205l. 5s. 0d. per an. in lieu of bills (making together 320l. 5s. 0d. per an.) as is due from July 22 last (being the day he was sworn in) to Sept. 29 last : with dormant clause for payment of same quarterly in future. Ibid., p. 340.
Money order for 300l. and 200l. to Sir Bevill Granville, Governor of Barbados, for one quarter due Oct. 25 last on his allowances of 1200l. and 800l. per an. Order Book VI, p. 182.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing a letter [missing] from James Grahme relating to the discovery of several counterfeiters in the North of England. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 8.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for a great seal for a fresh grant to Sir Thomas Smyth bart. for the lives of said Smyth and William Fitz-Maurice, of the office of Ranger, Gamekeeper or Master of our Game in Ireland and Ranger of Phœnix Park and Keeper of Newton Walk in said Park together with the piece of ground adjoining Newton Lodge which has always been enclosed with a hedge and kept separate from said Park for the distinct use of the Chief Ranger : all on surrender of the present grant of said office which the said Smyth holds for the lives of William Fownes and Edward Petty. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 337-8.
Same to same to pay 948l. for providing horses and arms for the 2 new Troops of Dragoons in lieu of the two Troops incorporated in the Regiments of Visct. Teviot and Charles Rosse now in Germany. Ibid., p. 339.
Same to same to accept from James, Earl of Abercorn, a surrender of his lighthouse grants viz. the patent dated Dublin 1665 Nov. 13 for the building of certain lighthouses in Ireland by Robert Reading afterwards Sir Robert Reading bart. and the patent of 16 July 1667 (on the surrender of said grant) for a grant to Richard, Earl of Arran, in trust for said Reading and Jane, Countess Dowager of Montrath his [Reading's] wife, of 6 lighthouses and towers then lately built by him with power to maintain lights there and (for the support thereof) to receive of all ships and vessels whatsoever belonging to any his Majesty's subjects a penny per ton outwards according to the burthen of the same ; and 2d. per ton from all strangers' ships inwards and outwards and 10s. yearly from all fisher boats fishing in or near the "said" harbours : but afterwards on a complaint by several merchants and shipowners to the House of Commons in England (that the said payment was a grievance and burden to trade) the King thought fit to exempt the ships of his subjects from further payment thereof and in lieu thereof did by patent dated 1672 July 29 grant 500l. per an. to said Reading for 61 years together with the said Duties on foreign ships : all which rights are now vested in the Earl of Abercorn who married Elizabeth, the daughter of said Reading : and the Parliament of Ireland has in their last Session enquired as to the maintenance of said lights and found that the patentee of said 500l. per an. was obliged to maintain 6 several lights whereas at present there were but 2 maintained and those insufficiently, whereupon they addressed the Queen : and on enquiry from the masters of ships as to the best places for such lights the Revenue Commissioners have reported that the charge of erecting and repairing such lighthouses will not be very considerable except an additional one proposed in the harbour of Dublin which will cost 1200l. : and seeing that the Parliament of Ireland has thought the maintaining of the said lights is necessary for trade, the Lord Lieutenant is of opinion that same will be best placed in the hands of the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland without private gain to any person.
They are accordingly hereby to cause the said 6 lighthouses to be forthwith repaired [at a cost of 400l.] and to appoint persons to look after same and to build the additional lighthouse in Dublin harbour if thought necessary : and the said allowance of 500l. per an. is hereby to cease from this time. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 344-5.
Same to same to remit to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes, London, 224l. being the price of the prize vessel (a small privateer then lying in Dublin Harbour) purchased by desire of the House of Commons of Ireland (at a late sale from the Prize officers there) for the guarding of the coast of Ireland. Ibid., p. 346.
Nov. 23. Royal sign manual for 460l. to Robert Harley for 92 days July 31 last to Oct. 31 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Nov. 25 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 1 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 333. Money Book XVII, p. 273. Order Book VI, p. 192. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
William Lowndes to the Land Tax Commissioners for the town of Hull enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report on the said Tax Commissioners' complaint against the collector of Hull port for not stopping the taxes assessed on the officers of the port. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 448.
Nov. 24. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on 20 orders of 1000l. each on the seventh 4s. Aid [2—3 Anne c. 1] drawn in the name of Charles Bertie [as Treasurer of the Ordnance and by him assigned to? the Bank of England]. Order Book VI, p. 181.
The like on 9 orders (total not stated) on the like Aid in the name of Charles Fox [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] and by him assigned to several persons unnamed. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, to dispose (to the best advantage of the public) of 70l. in Malt tickets, carrying interest from 1697 June 24, which form part of the 5099l. 18s. 5½d. lately paid into the Exchequer by Phillip Papillon and since directed to be imprested to the Navy Treasurer for the service of the Victualling. (Same to the Victualling Commissioners to apply same to the Course of the Victualling). Disposition Book XVII, pp. 168, 169.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of the yearly sum payable to the Bankers or their assigns : likewise for a certificate of the annuities lately purchased for 99 years or for lives on the 3700l. per week of Excise. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 8.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the widow and children of William Churdon deceased late a tidewaiter in Carlisle port who in the execution of his office was barbarously murdered by James Carlisle, a Scotchman who was bringing contraband goods into England across Solway Firth. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Christopher Musgrave, executor of Sir Christopher Musgrave, late one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer, praying the delivery of said Teller's bonds, his cash having been transferred to Visct. FitzHardinge and a quietus obtained. Reference Book VIII, p. 124.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Ja. Stanhope shewing that his Regiment in Portugal was taken prisoners by the enemy ; that the Serjeants, Corporals, drummers and private men were in such want in their long and tedious march through Spain that their Officers could not prevent their selling their clothes for their support so that all clothing and accoutrements both in wear and in reserve fell into the hands of the enemy ; whereby the offreckonings are so much anticipated as not to bear the new clothing and most of the Officers that were prisoners have contracted debts in England for their regimental clothing upon account [credit] of their [own] arrears of pay : therefore praying some bounty "to those Officers that have suffered so very much in this service." Ibid., p. 126.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Andrews, Receiver of Taxes for Co. Warwick, for payment of 1140l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt, which for 5 years amounts to 173,280l. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Shepherd, brewer, praying to be remitted the balance of his Excise debt of 219l. 17s. 0d. his goods having been seized and apprized at 149l. 6s. 0d. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Foarman for the place of a riding officer on the coast of Kent and Sussex, he being recommended by Sir Philip Boteler. Ibid.
Nov. 25. William Lowndes to the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners to bring in to the Auditors of Imprests your accounts from 1702 June 24 onwards. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 8.
Same to Benjamin Overton to perfect forthwith your final account to Lady day 1696 of moneys received for prosecuting clippers and coiners. Ibid., p. 9.
Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Samuel Hughson, deputy Receiver of Crown Land Revenues in Cheshire and North Wales ; he being prevented by illness from coming to London to pass his accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 376.
Nov. 27. Money warrant for 129l. 5s. 8d. to Thomas Rigby for a surplusage on his account to 1700 Sept. 29 as late Sheriff for co. Lancs. (Money order dated Dec. 4 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 275. Order Book VI, p. 186. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Letter of direction for 182l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh [as late Paymaster of the Forces] : out of arrears of the Customs at Xmas 1699 : and is to be paid to Charles Abington and Thomas Oldcroft for their half pay to 1702 Xmas. Disposition Book XVII, p. 169.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Moffit as waiter and searcher at Bellingham loco Stephen Scott dismissed.
Edward Anderson as riding surveyor at Hexham.
Thomas Pillson as surveyor, Berwick port loco John Pratt dismissed.
Richard Moscrop as riding officer at Cardonnoch [Cardurnock] loco William Churdon murthered.
Edward Edwards as waiter and searcher at Aylmouth [Alnmouth] loco Jos. Thompson dismissed.
John Little as waiter and searcher within the District of the port of Carlisle.
The salaries of the following officers on the Northern Borders to be made up to 25l. each by the respective yearly additions of salary, detailed, viz. George Orde at Wooler 7l. ; Robert Harrison at Minderham [Mindrim] 7l. ; Thomas Moffit at Bellingham 7l. ; John Orde at Elsdon 7l. ; Edward Edwards at Aylmouth [Alnmouth] 15l. ; Thomas Orde with a boat at Holy Island 9l. ; Gilbert Swinho at Budell [Budle] 5l. ; John Saltonstall at Allington [Hallington] 5l. ; Eleas Scott at Norham 3l. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 331, 333.
Nov. 28. Money warrant for 294l. 16s. 4d. to Sir Robert Bedingfeild and Sir Samuell Garrard for the surplusage on their account to 1703 Sept. 29 as sheriffs of London : arising by their payment of rewards for apprehending John Ireman, a robber on the highway, and Susan Hughes and Jane Howsden alias Newstead, counterfeiters. (Money order dated Dec. 4 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 275. Order Book VI, p. 186. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Same for 694l. 17s. 0d. to James Cresset, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg, 128l. thereof in full of 2 bills of extraordinaries from 1702 June 12 to Dec. 12 amounting to 278l. on which 150l. has been already paid ; and 566l. 17s. 0d. in full of three like bills from 1702 Dec. 12 to the day of his return into England from that employment. (Money order dated Nov. 30 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 276. Order Book VI, p. 184. Disposition Book XVII, p. 170.
Money warrant for 1477l. 0s. 10d. to the Agents for Taxes for an overpayment in the joint account of Thomas Richards, John Gape and Richard Woolaston for the Duties on Marriages, Births &c. co. Herts. for the 2 years ended Lady Day 1697 : to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on account of the third 4s. Aid of 6-7 Wm. and Mary c. 3 (133l. 13s. 6d.) the fourth 4s. Aid of 7-8 Wm. III c. 5 (1340l. 4s. 1d.) and the Duties on Houses anno 1696 (3l. 3s. 5d.) for said county. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 277. Order Book VI, p. 192.
Same for 48l. 16s. 4d. to the Agents for Taxes for their incidents, detailed, from March 25 last to Sept. 29 last. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 278. Order Book VI, p. 196.
Same for 456l. 8s. 6d. to Thomas Lowther viz. 309l. 1s. 0d. for the charge of passing a charter or patent for settling the revenues of First Fruits and Tenths for the augmentation of poor livings : and 60l. 19s. 0d. and 66l. 19s. 0d. for patents for two new Commissions of Prizes and 13l. 9s. 6d. for Exchequer fees. (Money order dated Nov. 28 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 297. Order Book VI, p. 181. Disposition Book XVII, p. 168.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners. The general account for the Stamp Duties for the year ended 1703 Aug. 1 is ready for declaration if you would sign to the arrears standing out. Why do you not so sign? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 9.
Same to Sir William Robinson to hasten the account of yourself and Mr. Vanhomrigh as late Joint Commissaries in Ireland. Ibid.
The like letter to Earl Torrington to hasten his account for 1686 as Master and Gentleman of the Robes [to James II]. Ibid., p. 10.
The like letter to Mr. Hewer to hasten his account as Treasurer for Tangier and as executor to Samuel Pepys. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of George Mason of Bristol, merchant, shewing that in Sept. 1700 he sold 60 hogsheads of tobacco to one Russell but not receiving ready money it was agreed that he [Russell] should export same in his own name and consign them to petitioner's correspondent in Dublin, which was done and petitioner paid [Custom] for same, made the usual oath and had debentures for the drawback : that about a year afterwards information was given to the Customs that Russell had by counterfeit coast cocquets landed such a quantity of tobacco at Yarmouth and thereon an information is brought against petitioner for 624l., he being innocent and the proceeding without precedent : therefore praying stay of proceedings. Reference Book VIII, p. 127.
Nov. 29. Money warrant for 497l. 4s. 7¼d. to Edward, Earl of Jersey, for so much paid into the Receipt by the executors of Frances, Duchess of Richmond, for half a year's rent of the Aulnage Duty to Sept. 29 last : which rent is by the patent of July 12 last granted to said Earl from Lady day last. (Money order dated Dec. 4 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 278. Order Book VI, p. 191.
Nov. 30. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Dr. Henry Newton as Envoy to the Great Duke of Tuscany and to the Republic of Genoa : with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 350.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] about the demands of the 4 West India Regiments and on 2 letters from Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Vincent of the 5th and 10th inst. and on one from Mr. Freke of the 7th inst. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 10.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay an additional pension of 5s. a day to Baron D'Neville [de Neuville] to make up his present pension 10s. a day during pleasure as from Sept. 29 last : and to insert same on the present and future Establishments of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 336.