Warrant Books: July 1707, 16-20

Pages 359-365

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21, 1706-1707. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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July 1707, 16–20

July 16. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Phillip Papillon Esq., late Cashier of the Victualling, his account for 1698 being declared and he is prosecuting his final account with all diligence. Ibid., p. 33.
The like for stay of process against William Hubbald, late Paymaster of the Train of Artillery employed in the reduction of Ireland, his accounts being now under examination.
Prefixing: certificate by James Moody, deputy Auditor, that the said account is under examination. Ibid.
The like for the like stay against the late Commissioners for Transportation: their accounts so far as relates to the reduction of Ireland being now considerably proceeded upon.
Prefixing: certificate ut supra. Ibid., p. 34.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain. The bearer hereof, John Dickson merchant, professor of the science of bookkeeping and at present bookkeeper to the town of Edinburgh, is very well recommended to the Lord Treasurer for employment in the Customs in North Britain. Please put him into any suitable vacancy. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 90.
July 17. Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance enclosing the reasons of the United East India Company for insisting on their demand of interest on the money due to them for salt petre. The Lord Treasurer agrees thereto. You are to satisfy the principal and 5 per cent, interest by assigning to them tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1707 remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XIX, p. 19b.
July 17. Letter of direction for 31,863l. 14s. 11½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: and is for services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the Forces in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for 2 months' subsistence June 24 last to Aug. 23 next to the Officers of the Foot Regiments of Brudenall, Mohun, Hans Hamilton, Allen, Toby Caulfeild, lately arrived from Spain 4656 6 8
for the Regiments of Dungannon, Caulfeild and Mohun and is to answer levy money for 614 men detached from other Regiments to recruit them when in Ireland, as also for necessaries taken up at their embarcation from thence, being 1148l. 12s. 7d. from which 86l. 2s. 11¼d. is to be deducted for the Irish exchange and the balance being 1062l. 9s.d. is to be placed to the accounts of the said Regiments as follows viz. Dungannon's Regiment 308 19
Col. Toby Caulfeild's Regiment 318 15
Lord Mohun's Regiment 434 15 3
for the Foot Regiments of Southwell, Alnutt and George on account of subsistence to Dec. 23 next for the Officers [there] and the families here [in England] of others belonging to the said Regiment 2128 9
For the Foot Regiments of Brudenell, Mohun, Hans Hamilton, Toby Caulfeild and Farrington in part of 4380l. to enable them to raise forthwith 20 men per Company: and to be made good by placing the charge thereof to the account of those Regiments into which their men were incorporated in Spain or by savings for non effectives where the numbers incorporated fell short of 20 men in a Company 3180 0 0
in part of the order for the Landgrave of Hesse upon a Treaty made March 25 last
for the value of 87,245 g[uilders] 7 st[ivers] being her Majesty's share or two thirds of what is stipulated for the whole charge of bread waggons and hospitals for the Troops of Hesse in Italy to June 2 last and for the value of 81,643 g[uilders] 18 s[ivers] for her Majesty's like share of the agio or loss of exchange by remitting their pay to Italy from the time they were first sent thither to February last 16084 13 4
in part of 186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the 8833 men in Spain or Portugal
for 2 months' subsistence from June 24 last to Aug. 23 next to the Officers of Farrington's Regiment of Foot lately arrived from Spain 931 5 4
for the Foot Regiments of Lord Kerr and Brigadier Macartney for subsistence to Oct. 23 next for Officers [there] and families that are here of others of said Regiments 1255 14 4
for the Foot Regiments of Brudenell, Mohun, Hans Hamilton, Allen, Toby Caulfeild and Farrington to complete 4380l. to enable them to raise 20 men per Company: to be made good ut supra 1200 0 0
in part of 150,000l. for the King of Spain anno 1707 for Monsieur Zinzerling for the use of his Catholic Majesty; and completes said sum 1365 6 0
£31563 14 11½
Ibid., p. 22.
July 17. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Borret and Mr. Baker to report on Mr. Hinde's fresh application [missing] concerning discoveries which he can make of great importance to her Majesty's service. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 332.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Land Tax Commissioners in the Hundred of Calne. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Dawson, Vicar of New Windsor, shewing that the vicarage has been considerably impaired in the small tithes by enclosures made at several times both in the Great and Little Park at Windsor; that the town of New Windsor and the Vicar of Old Windsor have both received consideration for loss sustained by the said enclosures: therefore praying an augmentation to his vicarage. Reference Book VIII, p. 276.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Emanuell Walker and Eliz. his wife shewing that Robert Bell, late husband to the petitioner Eliz. was in October 1700 surveyor of the Salt Duty at Newcastle but was discharged after 2 years and died 3 years after and his surety bond of 300l. is now put in suit against the petitioners: being unable to pay same they offer a composition. Ibid., p. 304.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from the Customs Commissioners of England on a series of papers referred to them by the Lord Treasurer the 14th and 15th inst. concerning ships and goods from Scotland to wit (1) concerning some goods come from Scotland by permits; (2) concerning a complaint of Alexander Naughtie, skipper in Leith against the Surveyor and warehouse keeper at Berwick.
[For the sake of clarity the English Customs Commissioners' report on both these points is here printed first in order as items (1) and (2). The report is then followed by the various relative precedent entries of papers.]
(1) In pursuance of our instructions we have seized certain wines and other prohibited goods imported into Scotland before May 1 last and brought into England since that date. We have also seized other foreign goods, not prohibited, imported from North Britain since that date without payment of Duty. Informations of seizure have been exhibited in the Exchequer and a Rule of Court was agreed by consent of all parties for the customable goods viz. that a Writ of Delivery of the goods should be awarded to the defendants on their giving security to answer the appraised value if on trial a verdict should go for the Queen; the point in trial to be whether any Customs or Duties be payable or not. The like rule will be settled and agreed for the prohibited goods. Our Solicitor is ordered to go on with the prosecution in order to a judicial determination in both cases with all expedition and with as little trouble to the proprietors as possible. The usual fees of a Writ of Delivery out of the said Court amount to 4l. and the fees of the Master of the Office is 6s. 8d. for every 100l.
(2) As to Naughtie's lading of fish and tar brought into Berwick and there detained it appears from letters of June 22 and 25 last from Mr. Wharton, surveyor of Berwick port, “that he had brought into that port a ship called the Anne of Aberdeen with tar which was imported there [at Aberdeen] before the 1st of May last besides a parcel of fish, part of which was debenture fish and designed to be landed on the coast, having neither cocquet nor transire nor any manner of despatch; adding that the master did not only threaten him and the landwaiter but assaulted the landwaiter in the execution of his office without any provocation.” We have ordered stay of the ship till further order and that our Solicitor consult the Salt Commissioners as to the fish, which (as we are informed) they have directed to be prosecuted. In reply to the charge of hazarding the ship by bringing her in and of offering violence to the master we hope that the officers' prudent conduct in the matter will appear. If the master thinks fit he may be forthwith possessed of his ship and lading by Writ of Delivery out of the Exchequer upon security.
Appending: form of said Writ of Delivery out of the Exchequer Court dated Monday 14 July.
The relative precedent papers and orders of reference on the above two matters are as follows:
1(a) Undated paper from the Duke of Roxburgh relating to goods come from Scotland by permits. “The merchants of Scotland after having obtained permits for bringing their effects in wines, brandy and other goods to London, some whereof being arrived the proprietors sent to the Commissioners of the Customs and demanded them (upon payment of the Duties to which the coast trade is liable) their answer was (and particularly as to wine and brandy) that these being prohibited they could not admit them to an entry, for they were seizable by law in the opinion of her Majesty's lawyers: whereupon my Lord Treasurer has granted his warrant to them [the Customs Commissioners] ordering them to be seized whenever they should be landed: but because such commodities are of a perishable nature they believed some expedient way [was] found out by the Attorney General whereby the owner might have them upon a Writ of Delivery; which must proceed upon their admitting the wines to be French wines and then to have them appreciated and the proprietors to find bail to an action in the Exchequer for the value: and as to the goods that are enterable and not of the produce of Scotland that they are liable to the same Duties as if they were brought from foreign parts. This being the answer from the Commissioners the persons concerned think this demand to be expressly contrary to the Articles of Union and attended with a great many bad consequences [and] are resolved to go to the Commissioners of the Customs again and require them to suffer the said goods to be landed upon payment of the Coast Duties; and if that should be refused, to take witness thereupon and land them; [and] if the goods should be seized, to bring their action against the seizer.”
1(b) William Lowndes dated Windsor last July 14 to the Customs Commissioners referring to them 1(a) above.
1(c) J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) dated Windsor Castle July 15 to the Customs Commissioners of England to report on 1(d) infra being papers received this morning from the Duke of Queensberry, Earl of Mar and Earl of Loudoun relating to the above matter as in No. 1(a) supra and also containing a complaint of Alexander Naughtie as above.
1(d) said paper [from the Duke of Queensberry etc.] reiterating the substance of No. 1(a) above. The kingdoms of England and Scotland being now united the first consequence thereof seems plainly to be that they are united in stock and interest so that whatsoever goods and commodities were in either kingdom before the commencement of the Union must be understood to be part of that united stock unless excluded by the Articles of Union. Contrary to this we find as above in No. 1(a) supra and further learn that for goods which are enterable and not of the produce of Scotland they are liable to the same Duties as if they had been directly brought from foreign parts. Also for every Writ of Delivery we are to pay 10l. and 6s. 8d. per 100l. and (a thing more unsupportable than all) the owners are to find security for the value; and meanwhile the real owner cannot realise a sixpence on his goods: which would infallibly turn to the ruin of many trading men.
1(e) Copy certified by William Stewart, Clerk of the Exchequer of Scotland, of the depositions of James Marjoribanks and James Gordon of Edinburgh, merchants, dated July 5 before Archibald, Earl of Forfar and Francis Montgomery of Giffin, Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and Exchequer of Scotland, deposing that they had shipped wines on board the Elizabeth of Lee, Francis Middleton master, and on the Gordon galley of Leith, George Thomson master and on the Adventure of Leith, Charles Chasters master, all which wines were imported into Scotland before May 1 last on the deponents' own proper account and risk and that no Englishmen, foreigners or Scotchmen residing out of Scotland were anywise concerned in the said wines: and that the deponents paid the Duty therefor before the Union.
1(f) certification by David Callender of the extract as in No. 1(e) supra.
2(a) representation and application to the Earl of Seafield, Lord Chancellor of Scotland from Alexander Naughtie, skipper in Leith.
2(b) Permit from Ja. Crawford, collector [of Aberdeen port], dated 1707 June 19 to John Lesley to pass on board the Anne of Weeke, in Caithness, Alexander Naughtie master, for London (as being foreign goods) 144 barrels of tar imported into Scotland before 1 May 1707 to wit on October 24 last in the ship Juffraw of Berghen in Norway, Sewen Jager master, having paid Duty at 1s. and 2d. per barrel (being the Duty then payable in Scotland upon importation).
2 (c) J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Richard Savage, Secretary to the Customs Commissioners of England. The Lord Treasurer desires to have the Customs Commissioners' report by tomorrow morning on the above papers of complaints. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 82–88.
July 18. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to renew the letters patent dormant [of 170½ March 19 supra Treasury Calendar XVII, p. 164] to authorise the Treasury to make payments from time to time of all fees, salaries and wages formerly accustomed to be paid to officers of the Exchequer et al. as heretofore allowed: out of the Civil List moneys: and for payment of arrears in cases of surrender of patents etc.: and for repayments or surplusages: and for payments out of one branch of the revenue of annual or other payments charged on other branches of the revenue: [this renewal being thought fit to be made in view of the Union]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 225–7.
Money warrant for 1500l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for one year to June 24 last on his 1000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. per an. bounty as Lord President of the Privy Council. Money Book XIX, p. 35. Order Book VII, p. 53. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Same for 20l. to Gideon Johnston, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage to Carolina whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated July 18 hereon). (Letter of direction dated 1707–8 Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 35. Order Book VII, p. 41. Disposition Book XIX, p. 98.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin dated Windsor Castle to the Master of the Mint et al. to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of Council dated 14 July postponing the Trial of the Pix from July 28th to 31st July. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 27.
July 19. Letter of direction for 1286l. 5s.d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: as in part of 357,000l. for the service of the said Forces anno 1706.
Prefixing: J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to said Howe, dated July 19, to apply to services as follows the above-said sum together with the further sum of 1645l. 1s. 6d. remaining undisposed of the tallies and orders on Malt anno 1706 “which were put into your hands for the service of the said Forces and are now in course of payment at the Exchequer.”
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons [anno 1706]
for clearing the 4 Companies at New York from 1706 Aug. 25 to Dec. 23 835 14 10½
for 61 days' clearings for the Battalion of the First Regiment of Guards in Holland from 1706 Oct. 24 to Dec. 23 1050 15 4
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service [anno 1706]
for the respited pay of the chaplain of Lord Paston's Regiment from 1705–6 Feb. 25 to 1706 Aug. 24 as by royal warrant of April 5 [last] 60 6 8
for the respited pay of Capt. Travell of the said Regiment from 1706 Aug. 24 to Dec. 23 as by royal warrant of May 31 last 56 9 4
in part of 5000l. for the Invalids [anno 1706] on account, to be paid to the contractors for clothing the 4 Companies of said Invalids 928 1 0
£2931 7
Disposition Book XIX, p. 24.