Warrant Books: September 1707, 16-30

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

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September 1707, 16–30

September 16. Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Orkney. I received your letter desiring that a moiety of the salary of the Governor of Virginia may be paid to Col. Hunter from the death of Mr. Nott, the late Governor, until the arrival of Col. Hunter in that Province. Upon enquiry I find that the salary is payable pursuant to instructions prepared by the Commissioners for Trade according to former precedents and not by any directions from me: also that according to all the late precedents the said Governor's salary is to commence only from the time of his arrival; also that the said Commissioners for Trade (on reference from Lord Sunderland) conceive it may be of very ill consequence to make the allowance of this or any other Governor commence sooner than their arrival, in regard it may encourage them to stay the longer here, to the prejudice and hazard of the Plantations. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 349.
September 16, 27. Warrant, dated Windsor Castle, by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Stephen Knight as surveyor at the head of Cheseapeake Bay on Bahama and Sasafras River, loco Thomas Wood deceased.
William Alexander to be inserted on the Establishment as Comptroller of Philadelphia [port] at the salary of 80l. per an.
John Phelps to be inserted on the Establishment as riding surveyor at Pocomoke River in Maryland, to prevent illegal trade there: at 60l. per an. salary.
John Powell as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Richard Baker deceased.
Joseph Thrift as a mate to one of the boatmen at Newcastle loco William Potten lately deceased.
William Comings as tidesman in Exeter port loco Thomas Foxwell deceased.
Richard Wastell as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Ipswich loco Benjamin Dewey deceased.
Samuell Nowell as riding surveyor, waiter and searcher at Woodbridge, in Yarmouth port, loco said Richard Wastell.
George Moore (formerly Comptroller of Arundel port but obliged to quit, being a shopkeeper there) as collector of Berwick, loco Ambrose Wade, who has neglected to repair to his duty there.
Prefixing: report of the Customs Commissioners on Moore's petition. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 60, 61, 62.
September 16. Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of 1169 attorneys at law, shewing that they are under prosecution for about 300l. on account of Stamp Duties, but are refused their particular charges although it has been granted to all Town Clerks and officers of inferior Courts; that the nature of their profession is such that they are not only liable to many abuses from their own clerks and servants but also from several solicitors that are not sworn who often use their names without their knowledge: that the penalties are 600 times greater than any profit that can accrue by their omissions; therefore 'tis hoped that so many gentlemen of considerable practice (of which the greatest number are) cannot be suspected of wilfully lessening her Majesty's Duties; further that the late Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 2 cl. 32] for indemnifying them for former omissions upon payment of the Duties past makes it seem very reasonable to them to desire a certainty of the charge against them: therefore pray a direction from the Lord Treasurer to the Stamps Commissioners to deliver them their respective charges as they have done to the officers aforesaid. Reference Book VIII, p. 279.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Butler, of Ireland, merchant, praying to be allowed 8 years' time for payment of the 800l. which he owes for Excise and that the sum of 3500l. for the value of the ship Ann and Mary and her cargo which was seized at Kinsale in 1690 and afterwards converted to the public use may also be allowed him [towards Duties] on his exports and imports from time to time. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 14.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of the creditors of Thomas Patching against any grant of his estate till they be heard: notice to be given to Thomas Woodford, an attorney over against the French church in Threadneedle Street. Caveat Book I, p. 61.
September 17. Letter of direction for 449l. 10s. 0d. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household to Wm. III.: out of arrears of Civil List moneys grown due before 1701–2 March 8: to be applied for arrears of the late King's servants as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to Henry Powell in full of his disbursements for the late King's service in Holland 149 18 0
to Jane Ireland, in part of her arrears 100 0 0
to Joan Heard, in further part of her arrears as purveyor of meat 200 0 0
£449 18 0
Disposition Book XIX, p. 46.
Same for 260l. 5s. 0d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of same: to be applied to such of the late King's debts as are owing in the Office of the Chamber: as follows:
£ s. d.
to John Dawson and Alexander Reynolds, Pages of the Presence, for their riding charges as per Lord Chamberlain's warrants 53 2 6
to Michael Wolrich, Coffer bearer, on his salary 41 1 3
to Susanna Walters, for her husband's arrears as one of the Coffer bearers 41 1 3
to Dr. Walter Harris in part of the arrears on his salary as one of the Physicians in Ordinary to the late King: to wit for half a year to 1701 June 24 125 0 0
£260 5 0
September 17. Same for 483l. 8s. 6d. to Charles Mason, Paymaster for the Transports: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: and is to be paid over to Edmund Dummer for the passage of soldiers to and from the West Indies on board his packet boats. Ibid.
Same for 3000l. to John Tailer: out of Civil List moneys: for building at Woodstock: and will make 13,000l. issued on his [third] order for 20,000l. for the said building. Ibid., p. 47.
Same for 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: and is to be applied to the payment of bills of exchange under the head of Wear and Tear. Ibid.
Same for 14,876l. 12s. 10d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of same: for services of the Guards and Garrisons as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1707
for 33 days' subsistence September 22 inst. to October 24 next to the Troops and Regiments in England 9524 3 9
for 6 months' subsistence to December 23 next for the Company at Bermudas 330 14 2
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men in sea services anno 1707
for 33 days' subsistence as above to the Regiments of Mordaunt, Erle, Paston and Townesend 3478 15 0
the like for Livesay's Regiment 781 15 5
for subsistence to Col. Whetham's Regiment in the Leeward Isles from 1706 December 24 to March 3 following, when they were removed to the Establishment of Ireland 761 4 6
£14876 12 10
Ibid., p. 48.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Victualling Commissioners. It is represented to the Lord Treasurer by Sir Henry Furnese that the bills which he frequently has on your Office for credits given to your agents at Lisbon for the service of the Victualling are not duly complied with by reason of the shortness of the time they are drawn at and that 'twill be for the advantage of the public if for the future they be made payable at 3 months after date. My Lord Treasurer approves thereof and directs you to order your agent at Lisbon accordingly. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 350.
September 17. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Sir Symon Hartcourt [Attorney General] concerning the perfecting the conveyance of Mote Park to the Crown on payment of the purchase money according to an agreement formerly made by Charles II with Christopher, late Duke of Albemarle. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your proposed procedure. Please inspect the common recovery intended to be suffered by Mr. Granville for enabling him to perfect a conveyance: and also the assignment of the interest of Mr. Horsley and Elizabeth his wife, and thereupon prepare the deeds. Ibid.
September 18. Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing see infra pp. 460–4] sent to the Lord Treasurer by the Excise Commissioners in North Britain relating to the sugar manufactories at Glasgow; and the case of Mr. John Forbes; with the Lord Advocate's opinion thereon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret. The Lord Treasurer has allowed a caveat to be entered at the Treasury by the creditors of Thomas Patching of Rusper, near Darkin [Dorking] in Surrey, against any grant of said Patching's estate (under forfeiture upon the suspicion of murder) till they be heard ut supra p. 440. Please enquire into the forfeiture of the said estate. Ibid., p. 351.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Nicho. Smith gent, for a new lease of a small piece of ground in a close called Windmill Field in St. James's formerly granted to Sir William Poulteney. Reference Book VIII, p. 305.
September 19. Money order for 72l. 16s. 4d. to Sir Salathiel Lovell, late Second Justice of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery, for 74 days from the last day of Hilary term to 1707 April 28, being the day he was succeeded therein by John Pocklington Esq. Order Book VII, p. 66. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
September 22. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to consider whether there be anything relating to the revenues under your management which may be necessary to be altered on occasion of the Union or which may otherwise require any new or further directions for the good or improvement of the said revenues: so that my Lord Treasurer may give direction therein and that there may be time for drawing a bill in case any of them shall want the aid of an Act of Parliament. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 351.
Same to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain. I have read to the Lord Treasurer yours of the 9th and 16th inst. As to your Establishment of officers the offices of Customer, Comptroller and Searcher have always been patent offices in England and 'tis likely they ought to be so with you. As to the officers executing at a salary without fees from the merchant the Lord Treasurer would consult the Attorney and Solicitor General. You are to report any other things (which my Lord Treasurer conceives to be many) concerning the revenues under your care which may require alterations or amendment or further instructions or authority so that if necessary there may be time for an Act of Parliament. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 125.
September 23. Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The Lord Treasurer has lately issued to your Treasurer 20,000l., half for sea service and half for land service, with intent that thereout he should satisfy such bills as were drawn on my Lord Treasurer by Mr. Crowe and Messrs. Scudamore and Henshaw for powder and ball furnished by them for her Majesty's service at the request of Sir Cloudesly Shovell, Admiral of the Fleet in the Mediterranean. I enclose herein letters of advice [missing] from said Admiral concerning bills drawn by said Scudamore and Henshaw for part of 1000 barrels of powder. Please cause them to be accepted by your Treasurer and in like manner all such other bills as may be drawn pursuant to the letters of advice from said Admiral which were lately sent to you and those hereinclosed. “But you are to take care that the receipts of the respective officers or persons who received the same [gunpowder] on board her Majesty's ships or transports be delivered up to the said Treasurer [of the Ordnance] when the said bills are paid.” Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 353–4.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Nicholls, of London, merchant, who has been a great trader for many years but now failed, praying a favourable composition for his Customs bonds, he having obtained an Act of Parliament [Private Act 5 Anne c. 6] for his compounding. Reference Book VIII, p. 280.
September 25. Money warrant for 893l. 16s. 8d. to the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for half a year and 35 days from 1701 June 24 to January 29 following, as President of the Privy Council to Wm. III. Money Book XIX, p. 86. Order Book VII, p. 65. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
Letter of direction for 750l. to the Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. Disposition Book XIX, p. 49.
William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer before Saturday next all the moneys you may possibly get up of that part of the Salt Duties which make part of the fund for the East India Companies. (The like letter to the Stamps Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 352.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing the report [missing] from the late Commissioners for Transports on a memorial of Monsieur de Wildt relating to the sum of 10,000l. imprested to him on account of ships hired in Holland and employed in the reduction of Ireland, and for which he is set in super in the accounts of Charles Harbord, late Paymaster of the Forces, Ireland. Please certify if the said De Wildt appears to be charged with any other imprests in the accounts of the Paymasters of the Forces and the late Commissioners of Transports and what method you think will be proper for discharging him from the same. Ibid.
September 25. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Secretary Harley touching the complaints made by the subjects of the States General as to high Duties laid upon their linen and other goods of that nature by the laws now in force in England; as also the letter from Monsieur Vryberge, Envoy from the States General, and an extract out of the votes of the House of Commons relating to this matter. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 352.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Thorpe, relating to his being imprisoned on an outlawry out of the Crown Office at her Majesty's suit. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] received by the Lord Treasurer from the East India Company relating to the bonds to be given at the Custom House for their ships before they go out. Ibid., p. 353.
Same to Mr. Burchett to move the Lord Admiral to appoint convoy for her Majesty's tin ships now lying at Portsmouth according to their memorial enclosed [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] from Mr. Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, containing several queries which the said Commissioners desire to have accounts of. Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to same to report on the enclosed paper [missing] with suggestions that the things therein mentioned as under seizure do belong to a Scotch lady whose case is very compassionate. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export, Duty free, of 1000 horses bought here for the service of the King of Portugal and now at Portsmouth: all as desired by the Portuguese Envoy. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 60.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute John Silver as searcher of Bridgwater port, loco Thomas Silver lately deceased. Ibid., p. 66.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of a memorial concerning the manor of Thornton in the parish of Kilnsea in Holderness in the East Riding, shewing that the said manor is very ancient; the Book of Meaux mentions that there hath formerly been a town there which is now invisible being all destroyed by the river Humber on the south and the sea on the east part thereof: the Spurn lights stand on or near the ground belonging to the said manor: the lands within the manor are mostly copyhold and pay to the Queen several annual rents, customs and service of Court; there are several small rents paid to Sir Samuell Barnardiston out of several of the lands of the manor but by what right is not known to the tenants; in the reign of King James or King William there was a patent granted to one Mr. Wilfrid Trewman of Hull empowering him to be steward to hold Courts there, being accountable to the King for a moiety of the profits thereof; the fines upon alienation or desient are certain; no Court has been kept for many years, whereby the tenants are incapable to alienate their estates; the true value and state of the manor cannot be known without an inquiry into the title of every copyholder which cannot be done before a steward be appointed. Reference Book VII, pp. 279–280.
September 25. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hannah Powney, John Whitfeild et al. executors of John Powney, late of Old Windsor, in trust for his son Penyston Powney an infant, praying a further term in the office called the Bill Office at the Custom House of which the said John Powney was possessed by a grant thereof from Charles II made to Sir Andrew King. Ibid., p. 281.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of the Directors of Greenwich Hospital, praying that the Duty of 12s. per ton paid to the islanders of Portland for stone [for the said Hospital] and the 6s. per ton to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's may be taken off. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Seafield, Lord Treasurer of Scotland. I have yours of the 20th with the memorial and other papers enclosed [therein]. I am sorry to find by them that there appears to be occasion [necessity] of advancing more money from hence for the subsistence of the Troops in Scotland, because there is nothing here but the money appropriated for her Majesty's Civil List (which [money] is very much loaded) that can be made use of for that [your] purpose. I was in hopes from what my Lord Glasgow formerly writ that the 12,000l. already advanced here together with the funds given [see supra pp. 323. 343] for the support of the Troops in Scotland and what could be had [spared] out of the Civil List money there would have been sufficient to have carried the pay of those Troops to the end of the year. But since it now seems otherwise I intend to move her Majesty to advance a further sum of 8000l. and that 2000l. thereof may be paid to Sir David Nairne within 2 or 3 days at furthest and the rest by 2000l. per month, with a signification to him to pay what he shall so receive into the Excise Office here upon the account of the Excise Commissioners in Scotland and to take bills upon them for the same “by which as your Lordship signifies 2½ or 3 per cent. will be saved in exchange.”
As for what further sums shall be wanting beyond the above 8000l. for the pay of the said Troops to the 1st January next I desire you will acquaint the Treasury Lords [Scotland] that 'tis her Majesty's pleasure that they pay same out of [the Civil List] moneys applicable to the Civil Government there till such time as the Parliament of Great Britain shall think fit to grant proper supplies for the reimbursement thereof [to the Scotch Civil List]. I desire you and the Treasury Lords to issue precepts for the subsistence money to the Army, as it is proposed in your memorial, for the more clear and and regular transaction of that affair. If you require any particular warrant from me for that purpose I will send it.
As to the Proclamation about calling in the foreign coin [in Scotland] I have perused it and do extremely approve of the method the [Scotch] Privy Council have taken therein and hope that by the general words in the 15th Article the ½ per cent. which you say the Bank is to have for what they exchange is sufficiently warranted to be borne out of the fund of the Equivalent.
I am glad that upon Trial of the Pix the officers of your Mint have been found so very exact as you mention.
As to the ships stopped at Newcastle, I do acquaint you that like directions have been given for all ships from Scotland arriving in any outport as were given in relation to the 28 ships [supra p. 415] some time ago in London port. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 125–7.
September 26. Royal warrant, dated St. James's, to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 10l. to Thomas Brand for fairly writing and embellishing on vellum in the usual manner a letter to the Czar of Muscovy in answer to two letters from him dated 1706 November 6 and 1707 April 27. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 252.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 8000l. to Sir David Nairne as imprest to pay the Forces in Scotland: it being represented that the 12,000l. lately directed to be advanced for carrying on the pay of the said Forces is not sufficient (with the funds applicable thereto) to defray the same to the end of the present year. (Money warrant dated September 27 hereon). (Money order dated September 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated September 30 for 4000l. hereof to be paid by 2 instalments, 2000l. this week and 2000l. next week. Further letter of direction dated November 6 for the balance of 4000l.). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 256. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 163–4. Order Book VII, p. 64. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
Money warrant for 20l. to James Adams, clerk, for the charge of his passage to North Carolina, whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XIX, p. 86. Order Book VII, p. 64. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
The like for 20l. to William Gordon for same to North Carolina as a same.
20l. to Arthur Blackamore for his passage to Virginia, whither he is going schoolmaster. Money Book XIX, p. 87. Order Book VII, p. 64. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
Same for 30,000l. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as in part of his privy seal of August 30 last for 100,000l. Money Book XIX, p. 89. Order Book VII, p. 64.
Same for 218l. 13s. 10d. to Sir Cha. Thorold and Sir Samuell Stainer sheriffs of London for 1706, for the surpluage on their account: 40l. thereof being a reward to Francis Bliss for apprehending John Lane for robbery on the highway and the remaining 178l. 13s. 10d. being “for certain disbursements for her Majesty's service allowed on their said account by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.” (Money order dated October 24 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 90. Order Book VII, p. 80. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 69,014l. 2s. 8d. representing the income between August 29 last and September 26 inst, from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 138l. 1s.d. from Salt Duties before 1 August 1706 being a surplus or remain on the first General Mortgage [or Deficiencies Sinking Fund Scheme]; 6408l. 17s. 9d. from ditto since that date; 205l. 17s.d. from Whale fins before 10 July 1706 being a surplus as above; 20,872l. 7s. 4d. from New Customs since that date; 2084l. 3s.d. from Additional Impositions since that date; 1944l. 18s. 9d. from Vellum since that date; 141l. 6s.d. from Continued Impositions before 1 August 1706 being a surplus as above; 30,804l. 7s. 7d. from ditto since 31 July 1706; 1014l. 2s. 4d. from Marriages, being a surplus as above; 5400l. from Houses: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows viz.
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 26th day of Sept., 1707. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 407434 9 8 15202 15
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 423098 18 12209 15
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 15400 0 0 454 9
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 434375 0 0 17088 7
Leather 504438 0 0 482438 0 0 14886 4 6
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 226770 17 0 6278 19
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 28771 6 762 1 1
New East India Company 65518 0 42441 4 1933 9 5
General Society [East Indies] 5354 10 3468 10 11 158 0
2338628 15 2064201 6 69014 2 8
Money Book XIX, p. 88.
September 26. Letter of direction for 1500l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. Disposition Book XIX, p. 49.
Same for 76,872l. 3s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: for services of the Forces abroad as follows viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1707
in part of 59,928l. 9s.d. for one month s subsistence, October 24 next to November 23 next, to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Troops composing said body 33000 0 0
to complete the forage, waggon money and recruit money for the foreigners for the year ending December 23 next 6190 9 6
to complete the forage money for the General Officers and forage and waggon money for the Regiments of Foot and Dragoons of the Subject Troops forming part of this body, for same time 7847 10 0
in part of 211,762l. 16s. 10d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1707
to complete the forage, waggon money and recruits to the foreigners of this body for the abovesaid year (in the margin: of this sum there was issued only 2436l. 0s. 7d. which completes the order for this body) 4630 0 0
in part of 445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the 20,562 men in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for account of Contingencies, being for Major George Benson in compensation of his losses by being taken prisoner 200 0 0
for subsistence of several Officers here [in England] belonging to the Regiments in Spain and for the wives and families of others and for other needs of the said Regiments chargeable upon their subsistence from June 24 last to September 23 next 10620 2 9
for 6 weeks' subsistence, to be paid in advance, for Lord Barrymore's Regiment upon their embarcation 1334 4 0
for levy money of the Regiments of Portmore, Stewart, Blood, Mountjoy, Gorge, Wade, Southwell, Alnutt, John Caulfeild, Toby Caulfeild, Breton and Montandre, 300l. each to enable them forthwith to recruit; and to be made good out of the subsistence of their non-effectives to April 24 last 3600 0 0
in part of 186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the 8833 Additional men in Spain or Portugal anno 1707
for subsistence of several Officers here belonging to said Forces and the wives and families of others and other needs ut supra 3105 13 10¼
for 6 weeks' subsistence in advance to Brig. Owen Wynn's Regiment ready to embark from Ireland; to be computed from the day of their embarcation: and to be borne out of savings on this Establishment for this year 1137 3 0
for levy money as above to the Regiments of Hill, Hotham, Mordant, Macartney and Lord Kerr 1500 0 0
to answer several bills drawn by Major Gen. Shrimpton for the subsistence of the prisoners in Spain, taken at the battle of Almanza 3707 0 0
£76872 3
Disposition Book XIX, pp. 49–50.
September 26. Letter of direction for 8429l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions on Annuities anno 1707: and is intended to be applied to the ordinary of the Navy. Ibid., p. 51.
Same for 24,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of same: half thereof to be for the sea services of the Office of Ordnance and half for the land services thereof. Ibid.
Same for 7674l. 16s. 7d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be applied to clear the debts to artificers and others in and for the months of October, November and December 1706. Ibid.
September 26. William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy. By their letter of the 19th inst. the Navy Commissioners desire 20,000l. to carry on the payment of wages at the Nore and Spithead. The Lord Treasurer approves of your disposing of so many of the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Land Tax anno 1707 as may amount to that sum to any person willing to advance thereon at 5 per cent. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the memorial [missing] of Thomas Hinde merchant. Please give order that Mr. Baker and Mr. Borret be supplied with the papers therein mentioned. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 354.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Beckford praying that 3000l. due to his late father for slop cloths furnished to the Navy may be accepted in part of an imprest of 7200l. standing upon him [petitioner] for the like service. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to Visct. Cornbury. I have referred to William Blathwaite, Auditor General of the Plantations, a letter which I received from Thomas Byerly, Collector and Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues in the Province of New York, containing a complaint against Mr. Fauconier for detaining and refusing to deliver to him several bonds, accompts and other papers relating to the said revenues. Please direct the prosecution of said Fauconier for his misbehaviour and contempt therein and to oblige him to give bond for the doing thereof.
Appending: (1) said Blathwaite's report dated August 4 advising prosecution as above by the Attorney General of New York.
(2) said Byerly's letter, dated New York, 16 April, to Treasurer Godolphin. I arrived here on January 30 last after a passage of 15 weeks and delivered your letters to my Lord Cornbury to restore me to my office of Collector and Receiver General here, who gave me an order to Mr. Fauconier (the Commissioner whom he put in during my suspension) to deliver up to me the Custom House and all the books and papers belonging to the revenues forthwith: but Mr. Fauconier told me he would take his own time to do it in and 3 days passed before I could get possession of the Custom House and I am still kept out of all books, bonds and recognizances. I have petitioned the Governor and the Council but all the endeavours I can use will not have any effect; though there's one quarter's Excise become due since my arrival he keeps the recognizances without which I cannot recover any part of that branch of the revenue; and in contempt of the Governor's order and Proclamation he keeps several bonds which became due to the Queen and some I am creditably informed he hath recovered since my arrival. He says he will not deliver any of them up till his account with the Queen be audited and ended. The Chief Justice and most of the officers that receive salaries from the Government are twelve months behindhand during this man's management so that what he has done with the money I can give your lordship no account. Ibid., pp. 354–6.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of Joseph Roberts plumber, shewing that near 4000l. was due to his father on the death of the late king for plumber's work, the chiefest part whereof was contracted for large mains and other pipes of lead, with large brass cocks, washers and wastes laid down by him at Hampton Court for supplying the Gardens and fountains there; that petitioner understands that the said mains and pipes of lead and brass work (except those in the Privy Garden) are now by the Queen's direction to be taken up, he prays he may have those that shall be taken up towards payment of said debt, the said pipes being the greatest item thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 280.
September 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Transports Commissioners not to demand from Capt. John Syms and the several Officers of Col. Whetham's Regiment lately arrived from the West Indies in the Ann, Elizabeth and Dorothy transports, any money for the freight of the 60 small cask of sugar which they brought with them, and which belong to the said Syms, Major William Gore and John Salkeld, chaplain to said Regiment: all in consideration of the great losses sustained by the petitioners in the Leeward Islands when the French came upon them.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the memorial from said Syms et al. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 74.
Same by same to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Windsor September 8, for the delivery to Alexander Hodge, Commander of the privateer galley called the Despatch, of the ship Friendship or Everard, Abra. Phips master, laden with French wines at Bordeaux and seized in Dartmouth port by said Hodge, pretended to be bound for Amsterdam but condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty.
Appending: certificate of the appraisement. Ibid., pp. 75–6.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated September 22, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of necessaries, detailed, for the Queen's service at Kensington (including cleaning 4 pieces of Arras tapestry called the Children of Israel, to new string the window curtains in the Bedchamber and to remove the Queen's bed out of the Bedchamber into the Dressing Room as her Majesty shall direct; green silk binding and broad green cloth for the library; to order the upholsterer to take down her Majesty's bed and furniture in the Bedchamber and the window curtains in the Drawing Room and to put them up after whitewashing the Bedchamber and the Drawing Room, 2 new walnut tree stools for the New Waiting etc.): to an estimate of 318l. Ibid., p. 76.
The like of a same of same date to same for a livery for the year 1707 for Walter Martin, ratkiller to her Majesty: to an estimate of 13l. Ibid., p. 77.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Lovelace representing that there is a demand at Dublin for Customs on the clothing of his Regiment and three other Regiments, viz. Stainwix's, Bradshaw's and Gore's: and praying that same may pass Duty free as in the case of Col. Whetham's Regiment, Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 8.
September 27. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Isaac Rebow of the license of continuing and maintaining two light houses or beacons at or near the town of Harwich in Essex to be continually burning there in the night season whereby seafaring men and mariners may take notice of and avoid and escape dangers and the ships better come to their harbours and ports without peril, with power to take a toll of a halfpenny per ton burthen of all ships that shall pass that way laden at Newcastle or Sunderland and a halfpenny per ton likewise of all other British ships and vessels passing by the said lighthouses and a penny per ton of all such strangers' ships, vessels and bottoms as shall happen to pass thereby and shall put into any port or road or harbour of Great Britain, although they do not unload or discharge there: being the like Duties as are now taken by virtue of a grant from Charles II of date 1664 December 24 to Sir William Batten for 61 years (of which term there were 19 years to come at Xmas last) at 5l. per an. rent to the Crown. The present herein grant is to be for 31 years from the determination of the aforesaid grant and at the same rent of 5l. per an. and fine of 1350l. as a moiety of the fine of 2700l. rated by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands: and with a proviso to the effect that if William Batten Esq. grandson of said Sir William Batten who is now entitled to one eighth part shall, on 12 months' notice, pay to said Rebow the sum of 337l. 10s. 0d. as an eighth part of said 2700l. fine and 12l. 10s. 0d. as an eighth part of the charges of passing the said grant then the said one eighth part of the benefit of this grant is to be held by said Rebow as in trust for said William Batten Esq.
Followed by: constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 252–6.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay 721l. 2s. 11¼d. as follows out of the 1321l. 2s. 11¼d. balance remaining in your hands on the foot of your final accompt of moneys imprested to you for her Majesty's service viz.
£ s. d.
to Eliz. Winstanley as royal bounty 200 0 0
to Math. Dirchson, as same 45 0 0
to Thomas Lowther for so much paid to several persons by the Queen's directions as royal bounty 476 2 11¼
Ibid., p. 256.
Money warrant for 16,048l. 19s. 11d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, for the 81st payment (which is the next payment in course) on the said tickets.
Appending: certificate of the principal and interest due on the said 81st payment due September 26.
£ s. d.
the principal money [of 998 tickets] after abating 20l. for 2 benefits above 20l. each 9980 0 0
interest of 998 tickets from 1700 Lady day to 26 September inst. being 2741 days at a halfpenny a day each ticket 5698 19 11
Benefits 370 0 0
£16048 19 11
Money Book XIX, p. 87. Order Book VII, p. 63.
September 27. Money order for 140,000l. to Sir John Humble, Paymaster of the Million Lottery Ticquets, as imprest for [the year 1707–8] for paying the annuities or other benefits as by the Act of 5 and 6 Wm. III c. 7. Order Book VII, p. 65.
Letter of direction for 2144l. 19s.d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: for a quarter's wages to June 24 last to her Majesty's servants as follows who are to attend her Majesty in her progress to Newmarket viz.
£ s. d.
the Officer and Yeomen of the Guard 818 17
two Pages of the Removing Wardrobe 50 0 0
one Physician and 2 chirurgeons 269 3 4
one Apothecary 80 1 3
three Grooms of the Chamber 30 0 0
Eight Messengers [of the Chamber] 90 0 0
a Clockmaker 75 0 0
the Groom Porter, to attend with furniture 137 10 0
one Coffer bearer 6 16 10½
for defraying the expence of lodging and other extraordinaries to be paid by direction of the Lord Chamberlain, to be allowed by sign manual as usual 400 0 0
1¼ years' wages to the Housekeeper and Gardener at Somerset House to June 24 last as by the royal warrant of August 30 last 187 10 0
£2144 19
Disposition Book XIX, p. 53.
William Lowndes to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to order the Tellers and other officers of the Exchequer to attend in their offices until the evening of this day to take in all the moneys of the Salt Duties and Stamp Duties which the Commissioners thereof have been ordered to pay in for the East India Company's fund. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 356.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Honble. Charles Godolphin to the Queen praying to be authorised to extend the Register already kept by him of all the trading ships of England to those [ships] directed by the Act of Union to be registered “also of the other part of Great Britain.” Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges and Mr. St. John. The Lord Treasurer has read your report on Mr. Robinson's proposals for furnishing small clothing and accoutrements for her Majesty's Forces in Spain and Portugal, and has further received the enclosed proposals [missing] from Mr. Cornish and Messrs. Churchill and Harnage for clothing the said Troops. Please give notice to the proposers of the quantities wanting and report on their proposals. Ibid.
September 27. Same to Mr. Popple. It is represented to the Lord Treasurer by Mr. Thomas Sleford that he can do considerable service to the public if he were appointed Agent to the Commissioners for Trade. Please desire the Commissioners to hear Mr. Sleford as to what he can propose relating to that matter, his Lordship having no objection to his being appointed to that office in case the Lords Commissioners shall think it for the public service. Ibid., p. 357.
Same to the Transports Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from Col. Parke, Governor of the Leeward Islands. Please put the Lord Treasurer in mind of this matter when you send any more transport ships to the West Indies. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett to look after the affair of the forfeiture of Thomas Patching's estate, in the Crown's behalf. Ibid., p. 359.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh for a certificate what the taxes on the Gentlemen of the Band of Pensioners amount to per annum. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners enclosing so much of the letter to me from Mr. Everard (one of the Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland) as relates to the revenue under your management. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Principal Officers of the Works relating to the Plombary belonging to them at the Tower of London which (as they allege) a messenger of your Office has lately intruded into. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the Customs Commissioners' report enclosed [missing] on the petition and account of the New East India Company praying that the discounts allowed them on their entries may not be deducted from their debentures. Ibid., p. 360.
Same to Mr. Borrett returning his report on the petition of Thomas Thorpe of St. Albans, hatter. What kind was the assault for which the information was exhibited and what ground is there for shewing him the favour he prays? Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to allow in account to John Lathum, Collector in the District of Lisburne, the sum of 85l. 10s. 4d. lost in the late fire in Lisburne, ut supra p. 397. As to Lathum's private loss he can only share in the relief money that shall be collected for the inhabitants of said town. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 8–9.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to appoint George Dalrymple (a person well skilled in the laws and customs of Scotland) as assistant to the Solicitor of Customs at 120l. per an.: the Excise Commissioners having already appointed him assistant to the Solicitor of Excise at 80l. per an.: making a joint income of 200l. per an. in all. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 127.
September 27. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Excise Commissioners in North Britain. The Lord Treasurer has received yours of the 4th inst. transmitting papers relating to the sugar manufactories at Glasgow and the case of Mr. John Forbes of Culloden. He referred same to the Attorney General about a fortnight ago and his opinion, when received, shall be sent to you.
There is 8000l. to be remitted from hence for the Troops in Scotland, by 2000l. this week, 2000l. next week, 2000l. in November and 2000l. in December. It will be paid to Sir David Nairne and by him into the Excise Office here and you are to supply the like sums for the Troops there, as you propose in your letter to the Earl of Seafield.
The Lord Treasurer has approved of Mr. Dalrymple's salary as above p. 453. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 128.
September 29. Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for 1707 Michaelmas quarter's allowance. Money Book XIX, p. 89. Order Book VII, p. 64. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Excise Office salary bill for same quarter: total 6184l. 7s.d. Money Book XIX, p. 31.
Warrant by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 100l. to John Newman, formerly General Surveyor of the London Distillery, as reward for his pains in discovering frauds in the revenue of the said Distillery. (This warrant cancels the money warrant of July 30 last supra p. 375). Ibid., p. 91.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. In order to meet the service requirements as in your letter of the 23rd inst. the Lord Treasurer approves of your disposing a further 20,000l. of the tallies and orders on Law Wines anno 1705 remaining in the hands of your Treasurer to any persons willing to take same at 6 per cent, interest [discount].
In the margin: Memorandum on the account [of the Ordnance] to Michaelmas 1707: all the tallies on Low Wines are brought to account as disposed. Disposition Book XIX, p. 53.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute John Crouch gent, as a Queen's waiter London port, loco Edward Heron gent, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 61.
September 30. Money order for 400l. to Henry Boyle for 1707 Michaelmas quarter on his allowance as Chancellor of the Exchequer in lieu of perquisites and profits. Order Book VII, p. 65. Disposition Book XIX, p. 52.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain, to report any matters on which they require further instructions or directions from the Lord Treasurer or authorization by Act of Parliament see supra p. 442. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 128–9.