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Warrant Book: January 1705, 11-20

Pages 461-468

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

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January 1705, 11-20

Jan. 11. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for an exact account of all the returned [army] debentures [on Irish lands] that have come to your hand. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 25.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Robert Nunn for himself and the rest of the keepers of Windsor Great Park praying repairs to their lodge, damaged by the late violent storm. Reference Book VIII, p. 132.
Jan. 12. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to instruct William Stafford in the affairs of the Customs. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 22.
Same to same enclosing Mr. Southwell's letter [missing] to Secretary Hedges relating to some ships coming into Ireland which are supposed to have traded with France. You are forthwith to send Mr. Huet for Ireland to make good the informations he has given against these ships. Ibid., p. 25.
Treasury reference to Mr. Vanbrugh, Deputy Comptroller in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of Mrs. Atkinson, laundress to the Queen's person, praying 10s. a day riding charges as has been allowed to her predecessors. Reference Book VIII, p. 132.
Jan. 13. Money warrant for 1000l. to Bernard Smith, organ builder, in further part of 3180l. due to him for 3 organs for her Majesty : making 2000l. paid thereon. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 303. Order Book VI, p. 203. Disposition Book XVII, p. 197.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Tomblin, Robert Rosorow and Thomas Vincent, tinners of St. Agnes in Cornwall, shewing that living near the sea side they were seduced by one John Leverton to smuggle goods brought from France, who has since informed against them and by his evidence they were cast in 450l. in the Exchequer Court ; therefore praying discharge of same. Reference Book VIII, p. 132.
Same to the Stamps Commissioner of the petition of John Evelyn, Receiver General of the Duties on Stamped Paper, praying an additional salary of 10l. per an. for a person to be employed in getting bills of exchange accepted. Ibid.
William Lowndes to William Blathwayt enclosing an Order of Council dated St. James's 1704 Nov. 30 touching the Ordnance and other stores to be sent to Massachusetts Bay in New England. The Lord Treasurer desires you to consider same and the estimate as below and to propose to him in what manner her Majesty's pleasure may best be complied with.
Appending : (1) said order in Council. The Commissioners for Trade and Plantations by their report of 7 Nov. did lay before her Majesty the humble desires of the Governor, Council and Assembly of the Province of Massachusetts Bay that her Majesty would assist that Government with 20 great guns and 100 barrels of powder and ball proportionably for the fort which they have now enlarged and finished on Castle Island in the harbour of Boston according to the directions of Col. Romer sent thither by his late Majesty, "and that the effects wherewith 500 small arms were to have been purchased having been lost at sea, they might likewise be assisted by her Majesty with a necessary supply." Hereupon her Majesty having referred this matter to the Lieutenant General of the Ordnance and other Principal Officers of the Ordnance, upon their report thereon, and in consideration of her promise of furnishing that Government with some great guns as soon as the fortifications there should be built, her Majesty is pleased to order the Principal officers of the Ordnance to deliver to Capt. Nathaniel Cory for the service of the said Province the cannon, great guns and appurtenances as in the estimate below, as of her Majesty's bounty and without any charge to the said Government for the same : and also to furnish the other stores and small arms as in said estimate to said Cory upon his paying or giving good security to the Office of Ordnance for the value thereof. And the Lord Treasurer is to issue to the Ordnance the money for the said cannon, great guns and appurtenances according to the said estimate.
(B) said estimate, signed by John Povey.
£ s. d.
iron ordnance
4 Cannon of 7 [pounder] and 16 Demi Cannon 1018 16 0
ladles and sponges 30 12 0
wad hooks 3 10 0
cases of wood 6 8 0
parchment cartridges 160 for Cannon and 640 for Demi Cannon 29 1 0
heads and rammers : Great 40 pairs 1 13 4
5 hundredweight match 8 0 0
5 hundredweight sheet lead 3 10 0
round shot : 800 for Cannon of 7 [pounder] and 3200 for Demy Cannon 971 8 7
40 hand crow levers 3 10 0
20 crow[bars] of iron 10 0 0
wrought iron standing carriages 4 for Cannon of 7 [pounder] adn 16 for Demy Cannons [weighing in all] 4 tons 10 cwts. 147 0 0
500 snaphance musquets 550 0 0
100 barrels of cornpowder 500 0 0
£3283 8 11
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 189-191.
Jan. 15. Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Xmas last on the annuity for the better support of the children of that foundation. Money Book XVII, p. 299. Disposition Book XVII, p. 191.
Letter of direction for 1400l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be paid over in money to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, for the subsistence of prisoners : three fifths thereof to be charged to Wages and two fifths to Victualling. Disposition Book XVII, p. 188.
William Lowndes to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to apply 5711l. 9s. 3d. and 714l. 16s. 1d. (making together 6426l. 5s. 4d.) as follows, out of moneys in his hands viz.
£ s. d.
out of the 9862l. 7s. 8¾d. remaining of 22,517l. 16s. 3¾d. issued to him at the Exchequer on Oct. 2 last out of Contributions for annuities and as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service anno 1794
for 60 days' clearings to the Regiments of Col. Rivers, Col. Rooke, and Lord Paston from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 23 last 2090 4 9
for clearings to the Regiments of Handasyde, Livesay and Whetham for 1703 Dec. 25 to 1704 Aug. 24 and for clearings to their additional Companies from their several days of raising to the 23rd Dec. last 3621 4 6
£5711 9 3
£ s. d.
out of the like money issued to said How for the service of the Invalids
for 60 days' pay for the 4 Companies of Invalids from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 23 last 513 0 0
for the Reduced Invalids for the same time 201 16 1
£714 16 1
Ibid., p. 189.
Same to same to apply the sum of 12,041l. 7s. 5½d. remaining of the moneys advanced on the tallies which were put into your hands on the 4s. Aid anno 1704, towards satisfying the following particulars or any of them : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1704
for 60 days' clearings for the Troops and Regiments in England from 25 Oct. to 23 Dec. 9346 14 6
for the pay of the Garrisons for the same time 2351 3
for the pay of the Battalions of the First and Second Regiment of Guards in Portugal, for the same time 2708 0 0
to complete the pay of the 13 Companies of the First Regiment of Guards in Holland from April 25 last to Dec. 23 last 7699 0
for the pay of the Capt. General and General Staff Officers from August 25 last to the same time 3331 6 10
for half a year's allowance for fire and candle for the Guards and Garrisons for same time 950 0 0
to complete the allowance for one quarter's Contingencies to same time 252 15 0
£26639 0
Disposition Book XVII, p. 189.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to make up the accounts of the Prizes Commissioners for the year 1703 June 24 to 1704 June 24 as by the enclosed books of said accounts [missing]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 25.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report how best to comply with the enclosed order in Council [missing, see supra p. 462] touching the Ordnance and other stores to be sent to the Province of Massachusetts Bay, together with the estimate of the charge thereof. Ibid., p. 26.
Report by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen in the petition of the Old East India Company shewing that in April 1701 they set forth the ships Natha[niel] and Bliss upon a trading voyage to the East Indies from whence they returned in April last and were seized by Alexander Gawne on pretence of trading in breach of an Act of Parliament, and one ship was seized and non-suited on trial in the Exchequer ; whereupon petitioners are prosecuted upon 2 other informations for the 5 per cent. Duty according to the late Act of Parliament [the Two Million Act 9-10 Wm. III c. 44].
I have referred this matter to the Customs Commissioners and the Attorney and Solicitor General and submit their reports [missing], with whose opinions I concur. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 390-1.
Jan. 16. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in Contributions for annuities not exceeding in the whole 877,930l. 19s. 3½d. all in accordance with the terms of the Act 3-4 Anne c. 2 now passed for raising moneys by Sale of several Annuities : and to draw orders for the payment of the said annuities accordingly out of the 3700l. per week of the Excise as by the said Act. Money Book XVII, pp. 296-8.
Same by same to same to take in loans, not exceeding 650,000l. in all, on credit of Malt Duties in accordance with the terms of the Act 2-3 Anne c. 18 now passed for said Duties. Ibid., pp. 299-300.
Jan. 17. Letter of direction for 10,045l. 18s. 9d. to John How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] : out of Contributions on the Act for Annuities lately passed in Parliament : as in part of his order for 357,000l.for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1705 : and is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men to serve on board the Fleet
for 6 months' subsistence in advance from Dec. 24 last to the Regiments in the West Indies, to wit 3358l. 16s. 3d. for Handasyde's Regiment, 3194l. 2s. 3d. for Livesay's and 3493l. 0s. 3d. for Whetham's 10045 18 9
Disposition Book XVII, p. 190.
Same for 734l. 13s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh [as late Paymaster of the Forces] : out of the Malt surplus anno 1702 : and is to be paid over to Brigadier Frederick Hamilton for the pay of Capt. Porter's Company to 24 Dec. 1702 according to the royal warrant of 1703 Dec. 20 : it being certified by said Earl that there never was any money issued to him for the pay of the said Company for the time specified in the said warrant, it having not been mustered till after 1703 Dec. 24. Ibid.
Same for 2276l. 12s. 3¾d. to John Howe on his order for 352,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703 : to be issued out of funds as follows viz. 4l. 10s. 0d. of arrears of the 2s. Aid and Additional 1s. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2 c. 1 and c 5] ; 3l. 17s. 0d. of arrears of the second 4s. Aid [5 Wm. and Mary c. 1] ; 5l. 5s. 0d. of money paid by Edward Noel ; 176l. 14s. 7½d. of Customs ending anno 1699 [the Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage as by 6-7 Wm. and Mary c. 1 expiring 26 Dec. 1699] ; 767l. 3s. 0d. of Prize money ; 1042l. 10s. 4½d. of the 25 per cent. of French goods [25 per cent. on French goods by 7-8 Wm. III c. 20] : and is to be applied as follows
£ s. d.
for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703
to complete the respits on Major Gen. Seymour's Regiment from 25 Dec. 1702 to April 1703 as by the royal warrant of 1704 Dec. 9 143 19
for same on Col. Elliott's Regiment between 1703 June 25 and Dec. 24 as by royal warrant of 1704 Nov. 4 132 12 8
for the 5000 marines anno 1703
for the Regiments of Donegal, Charlemont, Erle and Hamilton on account of clearings to 24 Dec. 1703 and is to satisfy a bill of exchange from Ireland for that service 2000 0 0
£2276 12
Ibid., pp. 191-2.
Same for 138,956l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer, for services as follows : out of Contributions for Annuities as by the [Annuities] Act now passed.
l.
for wages to seamen 50000
for the Victualling : for foreign bills of exchange, Necessary Money and Extra Necessary Money, Short Allowance Money and other Contingencies 24000
for Wear and Tear : to wit for imprests and bills of exchange 5000
for the Yards : to pay Lady day quarter 1704 in part of 51,356l. : to be under the head of Wear and Tear 32356
for the Ordinary of the Navy in General 8000
for the Yards : under the head of Ordinary : to complete the above 51,356l. for Lady day quarter 1704. 19600
£138956
Disposition Book XVII, p. 192.
Letter of direction for 40,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, out of Contributions ut supra : half thereof to be for Sea Service of the Ordnance and half for land service thereof. Ibid.
Same for 30l. to William Roberts on his order for the service of the Works at Windsor ; and is for one year's rent to 1704 Xmas to the town of New Windsor for the mill and engine which raises water to Windsor Castle. Ibid., p. 195.
William Lowndes to the [Principal officers of the] Ordnance concerning the 20,179l. 5s. 6d. which the Prizes Commissioners allege is due to them from you for prize guns and stores delivered into your office, the satisfying whereof is the only thing which hinders the final payment of the captors' shares of the Vigo booty. Please report if the said sum is so due so that orders may be given for its payment. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 26.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Capt. Stewart et al of Lieut. Gen. Stewart's Regiment shewing that being taken prisoners in Spain the non-Commission officers were obliged to sell their clothes by reason of a tedious march through Spain : therefore praying relief, their offreckonings being much anticipated and the Regiment being under the same circumstances as Stanhope's Regiment in respect to their clothing and accoutrements. Reference Book VIII, p. 132.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Charles Hara for removal of the respit on 99 men detached in Jan. 1702-3 out of his Royal Regiment of Fuziliers to complete Brigadier Columbine's Regiment for the West Indies and 200 more at the end of that year detached for Portugal. Ibid., p. 133.
Same to Henry Wise of the petition of Zachius Alston, late servant to Anthony Row deceased, shewing that during and since his master's last illness he has engaged for necessaries to the value of 19l. 1s. 0d. for the Island in St. James's Park : therefore praying payment. Ibid., p. 132.
Jan. 18. Letter of direction for 18496l. 11s. 10d. to Mr. How for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705 : out of loans on Land Tax of that year : to be applied as follows viz :
£ s. d.
on the 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons
for 34 days' subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in England from Jan. 21 inst. to Feb. 23 inst. 15370 14 4
on the 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men [sea service]
for same subsistence for the Regiments of Col. Rivers, Rooke and Paston 2688 2 6
for same for the Additional Companies of Cols. Handasyde, Livesay and Whetham 437 15 0
£18496 11 10
Disposition Book XVII, p. 195.
Jan. 19. Same for 9375l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1705 : as in part of 370,119l. for subsidies and is to satisfy 37,500 Rix Dollars bank money of Hamburg at 5s. per dollar, for 1705 Lady day quarter's subsidy to the King of Denmark. Ibid., p. 193.
Same for 17,457l. 5s. 7d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, on his order for 357,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1704 : to be issued out of loans to be made by himself on the Malt Duty anno 1704 and to be applied as follows : viz. 14,579l. 14s. 8d. thereof to complete 26,639l. 0s. 1½d. "for the uses mentioned on the back of this letter" viz. as follows
£ s. d.
for 60 days' clearings for the Troops and Regiments in England from Oct. 25 to Dec. 23 last 9346 14 6
for the pay of the Garrisons for same time 2351 3
for the pay of the Battalions of the First and Second Regiments of Guards in Portugal for same time 2708
to complete the pay of the 13 Companies of the First Regiment of Guards in Holland from 25 April last to Dec. 23 last 7699 0
for the pay of the Capt. General and General Staff Officers from 25 August to Dec. 23 last 3331 6 10
half a year's allowance for fire and candle for the Guards and Garrisons to same time 950
to complete one quarter's Contingencies to the same time 252 15 0
£26639 0
and the remaining 2859l. 10s. 11d. thereof for clearings as follows
for clearing the 4 Companies at New York and the Company at Bermudas to 1704 Dec. 24 according to said Howe's memorial of this day 2859 10 11
Ibid., p. 194.
Jan. 20. Royal letters patent appointing Christopher Musgrave to be a clerk of the Privy Council with a salary of 250l. per an. Queen's Wsarrant Book XXII, p. 365.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to pay 6 months' subsistence as follows to the Regiments which are to serve in the West Indies, viz. 3358l. 16s. 3d. for Handasyde's Regiment, 3194l. 2s. 3d. for Livesay's, and 3493l. 0s. 3d. for Whetham's : all by reason that the muster rolls cannot be returned in time for the ordinary remitting of subsistence money. The colonels are to stand charged with the said sums until they produce the muster rolls in due course. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 22.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Martin Folkes for a further term in a house in Little Queen Street, a stable, 2 coach houses and 11 other small houses there and in Holborn, 2 tenements in Newton Street and 3 little stables and 2 coach houses in a stable yard there, in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields. Reference Book VIII, p. 133.
Same to Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Roop of the petition of Heneage Featherston et al, merchants of London, shewing that their ships were taken up in April 1702 by the Commissioners of Transportation at rates only from 11s. to 14s. per ton per month for 3 months certain and for so much longer as the Queen's service should require, expecting to be sent only to the Mediterranean and not to the West Indies, as they were, to the great increase of the charge of their navigation as well as the loss of several of the ships and the lives of divers of the masters and mariners : therefore praying consideration for same. Ibid.