Feb. l, 2,
3, 5, 8.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to employ Mathew Seyes (Surveyor of Milford port) as Collector of
Swansea loco Alexander Trotter resigned.
Nicho. Richards as a tidesman and boatman at Penryn loco
George Treluddra deceased.
William Hughs as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Milford port
loco Mathew Seyes preferred to be Collector of Swansea.
William Golbraith as waiter and searcher at Wooller in Berwick
port loco George Ord deceased.
John Noncollins as tidesman at Padstow loco Thomas Easterbrook
dismissed for fraud.
Wibart Selly as a tidesman at Liverpool loco Edward Starkey
Jeffery Roby as Collector at Pocomoke River in Maryland loco
David Kenedy who has quitted that service.
Edward Starkey as landwaiter Liverpool port loco Jeffery Roby
preferred as above.
Bartholomew Whiteside as riding officer at Millom in Whitehaven
port loco Thomas Stoakes dismissed.
Thomas Southere as boatman, Scarborough port loco Robert
Simpson who has quitted that employment.
Thomas Ling to be established as boatman in Scarborough port
at 20l. per an. and his place as boatman at Whitby to be sunk.
Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 333, 334, 335, 336.
Money warrants for 1300l. to John, Duke of Marlborough, for
13 weeks' ordinary from 1704 Sept. 29 to Dec. 29 as Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
435l. and 2611. to Alexander Stanhope Esq. for last Xmas quarter's
ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and as
Plenipotentiary for negotiating several affairs.
435l. to James Vernon for same time as Envoy Extraordinary to
the King of Denmark.
435l. to Thomas, Lord Raby for same as same to the King of
435l. to Geo. Stepney for same as same to the Emperor of Germany.
435l. to Edmund Poley for same as same to the Princes of
Brunswick and Luneburg.
435l. to John Robinson, D.D., for same as same to the King of
435l. to Richard Hill for same as same to the Duke of Savoy.
435l. to Paul Methuen for same as same to the King of Portugal.
870l. to John Methuen for same on his ordinary of 10l. a day as
Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
261l. to John Wych for same time as Resident with the Hanse
174l. to Henry Davenant for same as Secretary at Frankfurt.
435l. to William Aglionby for same as Envoy Extraordinary to
the Swiss Cantons.
150l. to Robert Cole for a quarter to 1704 Oct. 10 on his salary
as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for last Xmas quarter on his salary
or allowance as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Darziliers Esq., for same time on
his allowance or salary as Resident at Geneva.
(Money orders dated Feb. 6 hereon). Money Book XVII, pp.
314-5. Order Book VI, pp. 210-11. Disposition Book XVII, p.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to William Petyt for last Xmas quarter for
3 clerks, and 12l. 14s. 4d. for incidents, for sorting and digesting the
Records in Caesar's Chapel in the Tower and other Records now in
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter on his fee as chief clerk
(under Mr. Petyt who is appointed Supervisor) in the above work.
(Money orders dated Feb. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 317.
Order Book VI, p. 208. Disposition Book XVII, p. 204.
Treasury reference to Mr. Baker of the petition of Thomas Skinner
for remission of the Queen's part of his fine of 500l. for importing
foreign silks. Reference Book VIII, p. 135.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas
Wentworth and John Plummer, assignees of a commission of bankruptcy
awarded against Henry Johnson, late of London goldsmith,
setting forth that the said bankrupt was concerned in the wine trade
with [his bondees] John Glover, Samuell Ayres, John Oriell and
others : therefore praying that an escheat may go against the rest of
the obligors as well as against the estate of said Johnson for Customs
Duty [on bonds] owing by them. Reference Book XVII, p. 135.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of
the petition of Ann Wynyarde alias Incledon, Keeper of the Royal
House of Westminster, shewing that there is an house adjoining to
the Royal House which is an appendix to her Office : therefore
praying to make out her claim before any lease thereof be granted
to Serjeant Whittacre or any other. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Whitaker for a further
term in a tenement in the Old Palace Yard adjoining to the House
of Peers which he held at 3l. per an. rent under a lease granted to
his father by Charles II. Ibid., p. 138.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners
of Prizes to employ Isaac Bargrave (at present clerk at Deal under
his father) as chief clerk and accountant of prizes at Dover and
agent at Deal, Ramsgate and Margate at 100l. per an. in place of
Charles Bargrave his father who surrenders ; and Samuel Powell
(at present clerk at Ramsgate under the said father) to be clerk at
Deal, and to execute the duty of clerk at Ramsgate and Margate at
50l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 407.
Same by same to Henry St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a
royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay to the commanders of
Regiments as below the sum of 4929l. for detachments of in all 1643
men furnished by them for recruiting the Forces in Portugal : the
proportionate sums to be charged to the respective Regiments which
shall receive the men : the Regiments furnishing the men being as
follows : viz.
Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiment
Brigadier Tidcombe's Regiment
Brigadier Zanchy's Regiment
Lord Charlemont's Regiment
Brigadier Hamilton's Regiment
Col. Pearce's Regiment
Lord Mohun's Regiment
Col. Caulfield's Regiment
Col. Gorge's Regiment
Lord Ickering's [Ikerrin] Regiment
Lord Inchiquin's Regiment
Lord Dungannon's Regiment
Prefixing : Charles Fox's report and Lieut. Gen. Erle's certificate
of said recruits as above. Ibid., pp. 408-9.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's
warrant dated Dec. 8 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for
the delivery to Dr. Blow of liveries for the Children of the Chapel
for the year 1704 ; to an estimate of 270l. Ibid., p. 409.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox [Surveyor
General of Woods Trent South] to fell underwood in bog places in
New Forest sufficient to raise 4370l. 5s. 0d. for enclosing Hyde Park
with a brick wall &c. ut supra p. 469. Ibid., p. 419.
Letter of direction or disposition for 1000l. to William Lowndes
for secret service : out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XVII,
Same for 18,095l. 19s. 0d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces
Abroad, for subsidies to the Allies ut supra p. 71 [the subsidy to the
Elector of Treves is here put at 2907l. making the total 18,095l. 19s.
0d.] : out of loans to be made by said Fox on the Malt Duties anno
Same for 300l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List
moneys ; and is to be paid to Seignior Verrio, being the remainder of
what is due to him according to the proportions hitherto allowed
for painting the Great Room at Hampton Court. Ibid., p. 201.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Transports to assign
payment (out of the 10,000l. directed to John Nutin supra p. 71)
of three months' freight to the 16 ships lately employed in the
transport service to the West Indies. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to the Paymaster of the Ordnance :
out of loans on Malt anno 1705 ; half thereof for sea service and half
for land service of the Ordnance. Ibid., p. 202.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the
enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Stephens, widow and executrix
of Antho Stephens, complaining that the 204l. directed in Feb.
1694-5 to be paid to her in the office of Mr. Palmes, late a Teller of
the Receipt, (being for principal and interest on a tally and order
[of loan] on the second 4s. Aid [5 Wm. and Mary c. 1]) is detained
from her by the said Palmes. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 29.
Same to Mr. Hill [Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of
Savoy]. In reply to yours of the 10th ult. new style the
Lord Treasurer approves of your remitting in the manner you
propose (viz. by a bill of exchange on a merchant in London payable
to Charles Bertie for the use of the Office of Ordnance) the value of
the 9280 livres, money of Piedmont, for the 500 firelocks and 500
bayonets and 20 halbards sent by the Office of Ordnance to Turin
and by you delivered for the use of the said Duke pursuant to a
letter of Secretary Hedges. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad].
Please certify to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, your receipt
of the 432l. directed to you Jan. 23 last ut supra p. 70 as he
complains he has had no intimation of said sum being so
ordered and the service suffers for want thereof. Please desire
him to procure a royal warrant to authorise you to pay same for
accoutrements for 144 men to be added to Col. Cunningham's
Regiment "and also that from time to time hereafter when any
money shall be imprested to you for any extraordinary uses for the
payment or application whereof particular warrants shall be necessary
you do immediately certify your receipt thereof to the Secretary at
War to the end he may procure you the said warrant or authority,
that so her Majesty's service may suffer no prejudice by any delays
on that account." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 30.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and
Garrisons] to deduct 97l. 10s. 0d. from the pay of the Earl of Essex's
Regiment of Dragoons for so much charged thereon by Samuell
Atkinson (in his account for transporting 2 Regiments of Horse
and one of Dragoons from England to Ireland in 1700 ut supra p.
395) for provisions for 260 men and horses at 9d. a day for 10 days.
Ibid., p. 35.
Same to Mr. Fox to deduct 120l. from the pay of Col. Cadogan's
Regiment of Horse for provisions similarly charged in the abovesaid
account for 240 men and horses. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to take care to charge said
Howe and Fox with the above sums. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to deduct 120l. from the pay of the
Regiment late the Earl of Macclesfield's, now Lord Windsor's, for
provisions similarly charged in the abovesaid account for 240 men
and horses. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to see that Lord Coningsby
be charged in his accounts with the abovesaid 120l. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the
petition of Sir John Parsons, Sir Richard Haddock and Nicho Fenn
shewing that with Antho Sturt, now deceased, they were Commissioners
for Victualling the Navy under James II and Wm. III :
therefore praying supersedeas to a distringas ad computandum they
having never received any of "the said" moneys by virtue of the
[their] said commission. Reference Book VIII, p. 135.
Report by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen on the petition of
the 4 daughters of Capt. Emes, late Commander of the ship Restoration,
setting forth the services of their father and that their mother being
very ill in Nov. 1703 went on board the said ship in the Downs where
they both perished together with petitioners' brother in the late
The statements are true. Pensions are given to widows of sea
captains slain in fight and the same is done to those who perished
in the late storm and if their mother had survived she would have
had a pension to which the said daughters are not entitled by the
rules of the Navy. I cannot advise the breaking of the rules or the
making of precedents that may be a charge on your Majesty or on
the public. But as the present case is so very extraordinary and
not likely ever to make a precedent I advise a pension of 100l. per an.
to them on the establishment of the Navy for their support and
education : being what would have been allowed to their mother
if she had survived. Warrants not Relating to Money. XVIII, p. 418.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John, Secretary at
War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise payment of 247l. 17s. 4d.
to General Churchill for the Officers of the Prince of Denmark's
Regiment under said Churchill's command to meet the hardship they
lie under by reason of the difference between the Queen's order of
1702-3 March 20 (by which they are augmented from 59 to 60 men
per Company and 10 to the Grenadiers [Company]) and the Establishment
of the Augmentation Troops dated 1703 April 5 (upon which the
Regiment was then placed) which allows them only 56 men.
Prefixing : report by the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers
of Army Accounts on the memorial of said Officers. Ibid., p. 420.
Same by same to the Lord Chief Baron and the Barons of the
Exchequer to discharge Dr. Robert Cony from the assessment on
his salary in 1697 as Physician to the Sick and Wounded Seamen
at Deal in regard he was then on the muster roll of the Navy and
was therefore exempted by a clause in the Act for the Land Tax and
Subsidy 8-9 Wm. III, c 6. Ibid., p. 431.
Entry of the Treasury signature of a lease to [Sir] William Coryton
of land in Kerrybullock Park ut supra p. 268 for 99 years terminable
on the lives of him and John his son and Susanna his daughter. Ibid.
Approval by Treasurer Godolphin of Thomas Wood as deputy
in Jamaica to William Blathwaite, the Auditor General of the
Plantations. Ibid. XVII, p. 497.
Memorandum. On this day, upon my Lord Treasurer's nomination,
Mr. Blathwayt signed and sealed the usual deputation to the
abovesaid Thomas Wood to be Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's
Revenue in the island of Jamaica : with the Instructions following.
Appending : said Instructions dated Whitehall Feb. 5 being
similar to the Instructions dated 9 May 1702 given by said Blathwayt
to Samuel Spofforth as Deputy Auditor of the like revenues in the
Bermudas ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII p. 207-8 and as dated 30 Jan.
1702-3 given to Arthur Winter as similarly Deputy Auditor of said
revenues in Jamaica, ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 119 but with the
addition of the following two clauses to take the place of the additional
clause in the last mentioned reference viz.
You are further to take notice that the Collector and
Receiver General of Jamaica for the time being, or his
Deputy, is to make oath to the truth of the public accompts,
which are to be examined and reviewed by her Majesty's
Governor or Commander in Chief of that island in Council
and to be attested by him, as also by yourself as Deputy
Auditor ; whereupon they are to be transmitted unto me
by the first and best opportunity in order to be laid before
the Lord Treasurer. Given at Whitehall this 5th day of
You are likewise to make application to the Governor,
Receiver General, and all persons whom it may concern, that
a rent roll of all her Majesty's quit rents be forthwith made
up and settled according to the patents already granted for
lands in Jamaica, and so thenceforward as more lands shall
be granted, that her Majesty's said revenue may be the more
duly collected and received ; an attested copy of which rent
roll is to be transmitted to me with the additions and
alterations that shall be made from time to time. Out Letters
(Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 201-3.
Money warrant for 20l. to Edward Butler for his passage to
Virginia, whither he is going as chaplain. (Money order dated
Feb. 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 287. Order Book VI, p.
191. Disposition Book XVII, p. 204.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present Robert
Overton as a quayman London port loco Thomas Best lately deceased.
Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 30.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the
enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Tho. Rolt touching 2000l. lent in
his name 1703 Dec. 23 on the seventh 4s. Aid [2-3 Anne c. 1] and
which has been lately received [back in repayment] at the Exchequer
by Henry Johnson, goldsmith without any authority, and for which
the tallies remain in the custody of said Rolt. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Borret of the petition of Dr. Wells
praying to be reimbursed his charges in the prosecution of the
Crown's title to the advowson of [St. Botolphs] Aldgate Church.
Reference Book VIII, p. 137.
Same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, and the Comptrollers
of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Lalo showing that in Nov.
1702 by order of the Government of Ireland 200 men were drafted
out of his Regiment to recruit Col. Handaside's Regiment in the
West Indies and he was ordered to contract for their clothing, which
he did with David Buisson, amounting to 770l. 18s. 9d., and the
Government of Ireland ordered 390l. part thereof to be paid out of
Col. Handaside's [off-reckonings] but the said men being lost in their
passage Col. Handaside refuses payment of any part : therefore
petitioner prays that the same may not be charged on his [Lalo's]
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord
Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 8 last to the Master of the Great
Wardrobe for the provision of yellow damask hangings for her
Majesty's Dressing Room at St. James's ; window curtains and
valence of the same ; 2 elbow chairs and 4 back chairs covered with
the same damask and trimmed with the same coloured silk lace ;
silk taffety covers for all the chairs ; silk string for a bell in that room ;
to make 3 dressing chair frames and to cover the seats with fine girt
web covered with crimson silk lace ; 2 crimson velvet cushions for
the Queen's dogs to lie on, a crimson damask curtain fringed with
crimson fringe with a filed curtain rod for the Lords' seat in the
Chapel, and to alter the crimson velvet Havers her Majesty uses
when she receives [Communion] ; also to send an upholsterer to
Hampton Court to mend a crimson State Chair and to provide silk
strings for the window curtains in the Queen's Bedchamber and new
Dressing Room Closet and to mend her Majesty's bed and the Prince's
bed and new string the window curtains in his bedchamber ; likewise
to lace with crimson silk lace the crimson damask window curtains and
valence that were taken out of the new Drawing Room and put up
in the new Council Chamber ; also to make 3 fine down pillows covered
with white satin for her Majesty's own use and to order the upholsterer
to mend the green velvet couches in the Gallery at Kensington that
are spoiled with moths ; also four window lathes for her Majesty's
Eating Room ; two for the Dressing Room ; four for the new Drawing
Room and four for the new Council Chamber ; to mend the Bedchamber
women's bedstead at Windsor, to take down the umbrellas
at the Cockpit and St. James's &c. : to an estimate of 270l. Warrants
not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 421.
The like of a same dated Jan. 17 last to same for furniture for St.
James's and Kensington, viz. repairing the tables, stands, glass
sconces and cabinets and leather cover for two carved and gilded
tables and stands in the new With Drawing Room ; likewise to make
a cabinet of the drawers of the East Indian cabinet and 2 new drawers
and a frame for it and to gild the brass work ; also leather covers
for two tables and stands with Indian tops carved and gilded frames ;
14 glasses for sconces 34 inches long and 26 inches broad, to be
according to the pattern in silver, with frames and panels for them,
for the new With Drawing Room : all to an estimate of 230l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Jan. 8 last to same for 2 new forms
covered with crimson serge for the Queen's Chapel Closet at St.
James's and a carpet 7½ yards long for the table at Whitehall where
the Commissioners of Queen Anne's bounty are to meet ; also strings
to draw the Chapel window curtains there ; a table bedstead for a
servant to lie in in St. James's Wardrobe : to an estimate of 20l.
Ibid., p. 422.
The like of a same dated Jan. 19 to the Master of the Jewel House
for the new making of plate (6 old dishes, 7 intermesses and two
covers ; which are wanting for her Majesty's service) as desired by the
Board of Greencloth : to an estimate of 62l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Dec. 8 last to the Master of the Great
Wardrobe for a livery to Elizabeth Jux, strewer of herbs to her
Majesty ; for the year 1704 : to an estimate of 31s. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Dec. 8 last to same for cleaning and
mending 5 pieces of tapestry called the Seasons in her Majesty's
Drawing Room at St. James and four pieces of the Apostles in the
Prince's Drawing Room : to an estimate of 55l. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2768l. 8s. 10d. to Dame Frances Bathurst,
relict of Sir Benjamin Bathurst late Cofferer of the Household, as
imprest to complete what remained due [for the Household] in his
office at his death. (Money order dated Feb. 6 hereon). Money
Book XVII, p. 313. Order Book VI, p. 209.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies of
assignment on the First Fruits or (failing them) the Tenths for 1000l.
to the executors of Henry, Lord Waldegrave, for one year to 1691
Sept. 29 on the pension granted to the Duchess of Portsmouth which
she assigned to said Lord. Money Book XVII, p. 316.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Auditors of Imprests to
allow in the account of John Howe, as Paymaster General of Guards
and Garrisons the sum of 1818l. 18s. 9d. for the fees paid by him in
the year ended 1703 Dec. 24 to the officers of the Exchequer on
moneys received by him for the Guards and Garrisons and 25l. 7s. 6d.
for the fees of Imprest Rolls made out at the Exchequer : with
dormant clause for the allowance of the like fees in future : to be
allowed out of the deduction of 12d. per £ [from Army pay] : all in
accordance with the royal warrant directing him to pay such fees
out of such deduction.
Appending : certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of said
fees, being 1½d. per £ on 263,366l. 1s. 1d. for the Guards and Garrisons,
on 550l. for Chelsea Hospital and on 40,671l. 7s. 4¾d. for the 5000
men for sea service for the said year. Queen's Warrant Book XXII,
Royal sign manual for 1680l. 11s. 1d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster
General of the Forces Abroad, as imprest : to be paid over to Sir
Theodore Janssen for 20,000 livres or 66662/3 crowns at 60½ [sols] each
[crown] remitted by bills of exchange to Gaspar Perrinot D'Arziliers,
her Majesty's Resident at Geneva for special service relating to the
war in the present year. (Money warrant dated Feb. 8 hereon).
(Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon). Ibid., p. 364. Order Book
VI, p. 214. Disposition Book XVII, p. 204.
William Lowndes to Mr. How. In your next memorial for money
for subsistence of the Forces please insert one year's subsistence for
the 4 Companies at New York. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 30.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In your presentment for
increasing the salaries of the officers at Whitehaven the chief
argument on which you ground the proposal is that of late years
the trade of that port is much increased. My Lord Treasurer
believes that in many places trade and consequently business is
much decreased and therefore directs you to give him an account
in what ports trade is fallen off and the business of officers thereby
lessened and what [Customs officers'] salaries may for that cause be
reasonably sunk or diminished. Ibid, p. 31.
Same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal
warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 1680l. 11s. 1d. to Sir
Theodore Janssen for his remittance of 20,000 livres or 66662/3 crowns
at 60½ pence per crown to Gaspar Perrinot Darziliers, &c., ut supra :
this payment to be without account and without any deduction of
Same to the Attorney General. Frequent applications are made
to the Lord Treasurer by the bishops for discharge of arrears of
First Fruits and Tenths. Please give him your opinion whether
in regard of the Act of Parliament and Charter for Queen Anne's
Bounty the Queen can grant or discharge any such arrears except
of small livings under 30l. per an. value. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of Mathew Page of Warrington shewing that he erected a convenient
wharf and warehouse at Banck Key near Warrington for shipping
and landing of goods and that merchants resort thereto, being more
commodious and less liable to damage than Mr. Thomas Patten's
[wharf] where goods frequently receive damage : that the river is
4 feet deeper at his wharf than at Patten's and more open to the
trading places of the county and will be more for her Majesty's
interest and the public better served than at present under Mr.
Patten's "sole trade and opportunity of laying his own terms
on the merchants to their great grievance," petitioner not taking
half so much from the merchant as Patten demands ; and in regard
the tide holds but 3 days in a fortnight Patten's wharf is not
capable of despatching all the business : therefore prays a grant
to the merchants and others of the like sufferance to load and unload
at his wharf as is granted to Mr. Patten. Reference Book VIII,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
to make out copies, gratis, of the duplicates of several taxes in Devon
and Exeter for the Commissioners there for the 1705 Land Tax [the
eighth 4s. Aid 3-4 Anne c. 1] in order to the detecting of several
frauds and abuses therein. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII,
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Caleb
Powle, Receiver General of Taxes for Counties Brecon, Radnor,
Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth and Montgomery for 1701-3, praying
allowance of 325l. 14s. 3d. for his extraordinary charges in returning
26,057l. 6s. 3d. into the Exchequer. Reference Book VIII, p. 136.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Mason, Receiver General
of Marriages &c. for co. Oxford anno 1701, for allowance of 140l. which
he paid to two surveyors of said Duties "he not having warrants
for same, for want of application for them, cannot pass his accounts
of those Duties." Ibid.
Letter of direction for 4571l. 12s. 11½d. to Charles Fox on his order
for 176,841l. 11s. 0d. for the 8000 men in Portugal anno 1704 : to be
issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on the Malt Duties anno
1704 : and to be applied as follows : viz.
to clear the offreckonings of the Royal
Regiment of Dragoons and the Regiments of
Stanhope and Stewart from 1704 April 25
to June 24 "the muster rolls for that time
being [now] returned"
to clear the offreckonings of the several
Regiments on the Portugal Establishment
(that of Harvey excepted) whose rolls are
not returned from 25 June 1704 to 24
Disposition Book XVII, p. 202.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Treasurer
of the Navy, out of loans on Malt anno 1705 : and is intended for
imprests and bills of exchange under the head of Wear and Tear.
Disposition Book XVII, p. 202.
Same for 21,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces
Abroad : out of loans on Malt anno 1705 : on his order for 370,119l.
1s. 0d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1705 : and is to be paid to the
King of Portugal in further part of 150,000l. for 13,000 men to be
maintained by said King ; and is (with 4000l. lately issued) to complete
25,000l. for 2 months' pay of said 13,000 men from March 1 next,
being the value of 83,333⅓ milreis at 6s. per milrei. Ibid., p. 203.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing Anthony
Sturt's petition [missing]. What occasions the delay in passing
this [his Victualling Commissioners'] account? Out Letters (General)
XVIII, p. 32.
Letter of direction for 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out
of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid to Henry Wise for one
quarter from Feb. 1 inst. on his contract for keeping her Majesty's
several gardens. Disposition Book XVII, p. 203.
Same for 22,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer :
out of loans on Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be paid over to
Richard Povey for Sick and Wounded and to be placed in the Navy
Accounts to the head of Wages as to three fifths thereof and to the
head of Victualling for the remaining two fifths thereof. (William
Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign same to Povey
accordingly). Ibid., pp. 203, 206.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report
forthwith on the petition of Thomas Tomkyns referred to you in
Feb. 1703-4 ut supra p. 125. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 32.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the report [missing]
of the Attorney General on the memorial of the Assessment Commissioners
in the city of London together with the request of the Town
Clerk of the City that the taxes payable by the officers of Excise
may be paid pursuant to the said report. Govern yourselves pursuant
to the said report. Ibid., p. 34.
Feb. 8, 9,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to establish additional salaries as follows viz. 10l. per an. daily to
the 3 landwaiters of Whitehaven port to make same 40l. per an.
each ; 15l. to the tidesurveyor to make him 40l. per an. ; 5l. each
to 19 tidesmen to make their salaries 30l. per an. each.
James Linskell (one of the boatmen in Hull port) to be established
as master of the smack at Hull with 5l. additional to his present
salary of 15l. per an.
Robert Holland and James Hill to be added to William Jackson
as weighers there with 20l. per an. each so as to put an end to the
ill practices there of weighing and computing goods on board ship.
John Willis to be a riding officer between Looe and Fowey loco
Thomas Lowen lately deceased.
Christopher Tutin to be a weigher London loco Robert Alvey
Henry Roynon, to be examiner of the sufficiency of [Customs]
officers' securities and to solicit payment of debts standing out
in the Plantation receipt loco Andrew Corbett deceased. Out Letters
(Customs) XIV, pp. 336, 337, 341.
Same by same to same to sell the prize wines (small Nantes white
wine) taken in the ship St. Anthony on the high seas, coming from
Nantes designed for Dunkirk and Flanders, by Walter Devorax
(Devereux) owner of the privateer Devorax galley, William Lemare
commander, and thereupon to certify the proceeds and to recommend
some reward to said Devorax for the capture.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on the petition of said
Devorax ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 387. Ibid., pp. 338-9.
Treasury reference to Mr. Vanbrugh [as Comptroller in the
Treasurer of the Chamber's Office] of the petition of the Gentlemen
of the Queen's Chapel praying payment of their arrears
"alleging that some part [of them] have been [put to] at least
120l. extraordinary expense to travel to Windsor and Hampton Court
in King William's reign." Reference Book VIII, p. 137.
Same to Charles Fox [as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]
of the petition of Lieut. Col. Etheredge, Major of Brigade to Brigadier
General Shrimpton in Portugal, praying his pay from July 3 last
(the time of commencement thereof) to Oct. 24 at 10s. a day, Lord
Galway having paid him only from said Oct. 24. Ibid., p. 138.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of
Works for a particular of the premises ut supra p. 468 in order to a
lease thereof to Martin Folkes.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Folkes's petition for
same. I reported on a previous petition from said Folkes in May
1699 but he did not proceed thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money
XVIII, pp. 424-5.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent
South, to fell 50 tons of timber and raise 240l. in money out of dotard
timber in New Forest for the repair of Lady Cross Lodge there, as
desired by Geo. Bridges, Keeper of the South Bailiwick there. Ibid.,
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against
Phillip Papillon on his accounts [as late Cashier of the Victualling]
which he is making every endeavour to pass. Ibid., p. 426.
Same by same to same for stay of process against Sir Richard
Haddock et al on their accounts as late Commissioners of the
Victualling. Ibid., p. 429.
Same by same to the Receipt to draw orders (according to the
direction of the Act [2-3 Anne c. 9] for the 3 per cent. Annuities to the
Bankers), for the annuities payable to the persons as in a certificate
hereto [missing] being the executors, administrators or assigns of
Richard Backwell, Barnaby Backwell and Leigh Backwell, amounting
to 8879l. 16s. 10d. for 3 per cent. on the principal sum of 295,994l.
16s. 6d. and representing 8704l. 12s. 1d. to the assigns and
175l. 4s. 9d. to the Backwells, the patentees. Money Book XVII,
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker upon account for Crown
Law Charges. (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 320.
Order Book VI, p. 212. Disposition Book XVII, p. 208.
Same for 140l. to Robert Burridge, Receiver General of Taxes for
part of co. Devon, for his charges in bringing to the Exchequer the
clipped moneys arising by the taxes which he received in 1696 and
1697. (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon). Money Book XVII,
p. 321. Order Book VI, p. 212. Disposition Book XVII, p. 207.
Letter of direction for 5466l. 1s. 0d. to Visct. FitzHardinge,
Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be
applied as follows : viz.
for one quarter on the Establishment of his
said Office to Xmas last
to Mr. Gauntlett for necessaries for the Council
Chambers and for new binding the books
belonging to the Council Office
to Mr. Incledon, housekeeper of the Palace of
Westminster, on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a
day to Xmas last
to William Hester, rat killer, in full of his bills
for half a year to 1704 Sept. 29
Disposition Book XVII, p. 205.
Same for 750l. to Sir Charles Hedges and 500l. to Robert Harley,
Secretaries of State : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital.
In your report on a petition of divers outpensioners you give no
account of their numbers or what is due to them. Please send a
certificate of their names, qualifications and claims, also how many
of them have been received into the Hospital pursuant to the Order
in Council of 1702 Aug. 24. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 32.
Same to the Commissioners of Alienation to report on the enclosed
memorial [missing] concerning a fine for a rent charge of 500l. a year
purchased by Sir John Astley. Ibid., p. 33.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to consider of some employment
for Charles Howard who is recommended by Sir Francis Blake.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to give notice to such
persons as you know to deal in remittances [of exchange abroad]
that the Lord Treasurer will receive proposals at his house in St.
James's Park to-morrow for remitting 100,000l. to Amsterdam.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed
petition [missing] of several merchants of London complaining of
great inconveniences by employing several Frenchmen as landwaiters
at the Custom House. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Warr. The half-year's stationery bill to Xmas last
for Secretary Harley's Office is not reduced so much as my Lord
Treasurer expected. (The like letter to Mr. Ellis for Secretary
Hedges Office). Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Boviet of the petition of Rachell Rain,
widow, French Protestant refugee, shewing that one Gabriel Bauldrie,
her uncle a merchant in France, died lately in Dieppe having no
nearer relation than herself and leaving a vast estate there and some
debts and effects here of which she has obtained administration from
the Prerogative Court but is informed that the Queen is entitled to
such effects : therefore praying a grant of the Queen's title thereto.
Reference Book VIII, p. 144.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to
supersede process against Ursula Milbourne spinster on her paying
68l. 19s. 4d. on the 4 salt bonds for 926l. 13s. 4d. in which she stands
bound with Francis Partis, Mathias Partis and Jno. Woosley.
Prefixing : report by the Salt Commissioners on her petition for
the freedom of her person on composition as above. Warrants not
Relating to Money XVIII, p. 428.
Entry of the signature by the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of
the Exchequer of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal
to Sarah Purefoy widow and Susanna Smith of lands in co. Yorks
part of the estate of Sir Thomas Gascoigne bart. outlaw : at a rent
of 52s. 8d. per an. and fine of 5l. 5s. 4d. Ibid., p. 428.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Randall MacCarty in behalf
of himself and other creditors on the manors and lands of Pallace
[Pallas] and Castlelough co. Kerry late the estate of MacCarty More,
that no grant pass thereof till they be heard. Notice to be given to
Bartho Nagle at Mr. Giles' house in Princes Street near Drury Lane.
Caveat Book p. 58.
Royal sign manual for 12,000l. to John Tailer : without account :
to be by him paid over and applied for buying in the incumbrances
on Woodstock, to wit the offices of the Lieutenant, Ranger, Comptroller,
Surveyor, Keepers and other offices within the Honor, manor
and park of Woodstock co. Oxford, with the inheritance of the tythes
of the said Park and other incumbrances upon same or any member
thereof or upon the Hundred of Wootton co. Oxford : in order to
the present settlement thereof on John, Duke of Marlborough and his
heirs. (Money warrant dated Feb. 13 hereon). (Money order dated
Feb. 13 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 366. Order Book
VI, p. 212. Disposition Book XVII, p. 207.
Money warrant for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans,
for half a year to 1701 Xmas as Master of the Hawks. Money Book
XVII, p. 321.
William Lowndes to Mr. Culliford. The Lord Treasurer had
disposed of the office of Examiner of the [Customs officers'] Securities
void by the death of Mr. Corbet before he received your letter of the
8th inst. ; otherwise he would have given it to your son. Out Letters
(General) XVIII, p. 33.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Marlborough to consider how
the bounty of 65,000l. to the Land Forces and Artillery who behaved
themselves so gallantly in Germany the last campaign may be most
usefully applied to the Officers and soldiers "for the better enabling
the said Regiments to take the field" as also for the widows and
orphans of the soldiers that were slain there "with particular regard
to the maimed and wounded soldiers and what may be allowed
thereout towards their future support." Ibid., p. 36.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
to stay process against William Hubbald on his accounts as late
Paymaster of the Train of Artillery in Ireland, the said accounts being
now in the Auditor's office. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII,