Warrant Books: April 1708, 11-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22, 1708. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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April 1708, 11–20

April 12. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to draw orders for certain bankers' annuities in accordance with a certificate (not detailed) of the same from the Auditor of the Receipt: being rectifications of former like certificates concerning bankers' annuities, owing to changes of ownership by sale, inheritance or any other form of assignation or transfer. Ibid., p. 227.
Approval by same of the 1708 Lady day quarter's salary bills of the Customs for respectively London port (total 6951l. 16. 6) and the outports (total 9430l. 8. 9 viz established salaries 8165l. 3. 9 & additional salaries 1265l. 5. 0). Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Exchequer to take in loans on the Subsidy Act anno 1708 (the Act [6 Anne c. 27] for Continuing several Subsidies) up to a total of 12335l. 14. 5 which sum represents 6 per cent interest for 3 months to April 8, 10 & 12 inst on the 822381l. 15. 6 lent for the service of the war on the credit of the said Act.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of said interest.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
on 816685 lent 8 April 1707: to wit from 8 Jan last to 8 April inst 12250 5 6
on 5595 8 10½ lent 10 April 1707: to wit from 10 Jan last to 10 April inst 83 18 7
on 101 6 lent 12 April 1707: to wit from 12 Jan last to 12 April inst 1 10 4
£822381 15 6 £12335 14 5
Ibid., p. 228.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay Brigadier Geo Carpenter 625l. 10. 0 to be paid by him to the Officers & soldiers of 3 Troops of Dragoons belonging to the Queen's Regiment formerly under command of Brigadier Lloyd & now of Brigadier Carpenter which in 1698 marched to Canterbury, Ashford & other places in Kent & thence to Folkestone, Romney & other towns on the sea coast in order to assist the civil magistrates, when desired by Henry Baker, in executing legal powers &c for hindering the exportation of wool & importation of silks & corresponding with the French: in which service the said three Troops continued on those coasts from 26 July & 1 Aug 1698 to 30 Aug 1703 (when they were relieved by Troops from the Earl of Essex's Regiment) & are by order in Council entitled to an allowance of about 2d. a day for each Dragoon & in proportion to the Officers to a total not exceeding 200l. per an: the abovesaid sum representing the balance due to them over & above what has been already paid them.
Prefixing: three reports from Henry Baker, Treasury Solicitor, as follows:
(a) On the memorial from Brigadier Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Francis Gore & Major Walter Leveson praying payment for services as above.
(b) By order in Council of 1698 June 9 the then King directed a report on the proposals for suppressing exportation of wool from Romney Marsh &c. The Privy Council had several meetings thereon & heard the Customs officers et al thereon & the King approved a method proposed by Mr. Blathwaite, Secretary at War, & said Baker for the employment of troops as above. I have paid the said Troops the agreed allowance as above up to 20 May 1700.
(c) Giving instances of the services of said Dragoons in supporting the officers upon the landing of the French from their sloops in their small boats in the night time which they frequently did & especially since the war, still continue to do: and other similar services particularly in March 1699 when a desperate gang of owlers well armed with 7 or 8 horses loaden with combed wool in the night going from Canterbury towards the sea were met by the officer then on duty at which time one of the owlers was shot dead by one of his own side & some of the wool & horses seized: & in August following when 6 packs of wool & 2 horses were seized in the Marsh near the sea: & in Dec 1702 when a party of French landed near Dungeness in the night & made great firing upon the officers. Money Book XIX, pp. 229–231.
April 12. Money warrant for 16435l. 7. 10½ to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Tickets, for the principal & interest due on the 9th inst on the 87th payment of said Tickets, which is the next payment in course.
Appending: certificate by said Arnold of said money so due.
£ s. d.
principal money, after abating 30l. for 3 benefits above 20l. each 9970
interest of 997 tickets from 1700 Lady day to 1708 April 9 being 2937 days at a half-penny a day each 6100 7 10½
Benefits 365
£16435 7 10½
Ibid., p. 233. Order Book VII, p. 127.
Same for 500l. to Thomas, Visct Dupplin, assignee of the heir of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, for half a year to 1685 Lady day on the pension granted by Charles II to said Earl & his heirs.
The like for 1000l. to same for one year thereon to 1708 Lady day. Money Book XIX, pp. 233, 235.
April 12. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners in North Britain to allow 120l. to John Whetham & David Ross, two of their members, for the extraordinary expenses of their removal to Scotland.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Whetham & Ross. Ibid., p. 234. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 333–4.
William Lowndes to Mr. Byde to lay before the [Army] General Officers the enclosed petition [missing] of Major General Harvey praying that the several demands made by the Government upon the clearings of his Regiment may be taken off. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 415.
[?] J. Taylor (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Richard Everard, son, & Lady Mary Everard, relict, of Sir Hugh Everard, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co Essex, praying removal of the interest charged in his accounts of the said taxes. Ibid.
April 12. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ David Lawrance as a tidesman in London port loco John Neild deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 95.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Whaley innholder shewing that he entrusted Oliver Peirson, a landwaiter London port, with receiving several sums of money for him & that Peirson owes him 400l. but petitioner is poor & cannot carry on a prosecution against him. Reference Book VIII, p. 296.
Same to same of the petition of Archibald Cockburn, one of the Baillies of Edinburgh, shewing that in April last [1707] he shipped on board the Angel Gabriell of Leith 5 tons of brandy at Rotterdam designing to have brought home the same before the 1st May 1707 but by reason of contrary winds she arrived not at her intended port till the 2nd May: whereupon he applied to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to admit same to entry on the usual Duty: which they refused: therefore praying for same to be so admitted. Ibid., p. 297.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to her Majesty's Receiver General of Salvage Money to comply with (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St James's March 26 last for the payment to Sir William Whetstone, Admiral of the White, & to the Commanders & companies of several of her Majesty's ships as follows, five eighth parts of the salvage of four Dutch ships (the Young Isaac, the Crowne (Crane) dogger, the Land's Welfare & the Jonathan of Amsterdam) retaken from the French by the said Admiral on his late return from convoying the Russia Fleet, being richly laden & worth several thousand pounds, which ships have been since appraised by the Admiralty Court & restored to the owners on payment of one eighth part for salvage: Capt. Mighells & Capt. Allen in the Dreadnought & Montague having the only pretensions to the Young Isaac & the Crane dogger & Capt. Aldred & Capt. Kempthorne in the Rochester & Tyger having the only pretension to the Land Welfare & Jonathan. The sums ordered to be paid as salvage as above for the said 4 ships respectively are 418l. 9. 9, 16l. 17. 6, 397l. 18. 7 & 389l. 2. 9 all which sums belong to the Lord High Admiral but Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, having reported that frequently an allowance of some part of such salvage has been heretofore granted to re-captors, Commanders of her Majesty's ships, as a reward. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 156.
April 12. Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of the Principal Commissioners for Prizes against payment of any money that shall appear to be due from her Majesty to Mr. Goddard as Consul at Tunis in regard the sum of 900l. is due from him for the prize ship Angell Gabriel taken by Capt. Swanton in her Majesty's ship Exeter & carried into Tunis & sold and delivered to the said Goddard for that sum, taking his bills of exchange upon merchants in London who refusing payment caused them to be protested. Notice to be given to the said Commissioners at their Office in York Buildings. Caveat Book, p. 61.
April 13. Money warrant for 1708 Lady day quarter's salaries for the Bedchamber: viz 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough as Groom of the Stole.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber viz Rachell, Duchess of Devonshire; Lady Jane Hyde; Henrietta, Viscountess Rialton; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset; Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Ann, Countess of Sunderland; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frescheville.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber, viz Margaret Feilding, Abigail Masham, Alice Hill, Agnata Cooper, Beata Danvers.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour viz Mary Forrester, Jane Kingdon, Ann Wyvill, Ann Smith, Christiana Temple, Eliza Collier. (Money order dated 14 April hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 21 April hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 237. Order Book VII, p. 129. Disposition Book XIX, p. 138.
Same for 462l. 10. 0 to Charles, Earl of Sunderland for same quarter as Secretary of State. (Money order dated 14 April hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 21 April hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 238. Order Book VII, p. 127. Disposition Book XIX, p. 138.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke for same quarter as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order & letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XIX, p. 238. Order Book VII, p. 128. Disposition Book XIX, p. 138.
Same for 50l. each to William Clayton, Robert Barker & Richard Shoreditch, Agents for the Affairs of Taxes: for same quarter's salaries. (Money order & letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XIX, p. 241. Order Book VII, p. 128. Disposition Book XIX, p. 138.
Letter of direction for 19881l. 13. 4 to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, out of Contributions on the second Act for Sale of Annuities anno 1708; & is for services as follows;
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for the Established Forces in Spain & Portugal anno 1708 £ s. d.
for subsistence of her Majesty's Forces in Spain upon account from 23 Dec 1707 & is to be applied towards answering bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Mead, the Deputy Paymaster [there], for value taken up by him at Barcelona for the use of said Forces 9000
for ditto more and is to be applied towards answering the said Mead's bills for value taken up at Genoa & sent to Barcelona for the same use 600
to complete the subsistence of the Foot Regiments of Hamilton, Brudenall, Farrington, Mohun, Caulfield & Allen to April 23 inst 2439 18 0
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Mr. Morrice from Lisbon on account of his own allowance as Deputy Paymaster there: “to be borne out of the poundage from the pay of the Forces” (in the margin: “this prout cert[ificates] out of the Half Subsidies”) 600
for Major Hunt by royal warrant for coming express to her Majesty from the Earl of Galway 200
for Isaac Teale, Apothecary General of the Forces, for medicines &c for the Hospitals in Spain [the details] to be inspected by the Physician & Surgeon General of the Forces & one of the Commissioners for Sick & Wounded who are to certify the quantity, quality & prices thereof & the delivery thereof on board ship: same to be consigned to the Commissary of the Stores in Portugal & Spain: & to be paid out of Contingencies 1127 10 0
for Sir Roger Bradshaigh & Col. Humphrey Gore pursuant to royal warrant, as in satisfaction of clothes & accoutrements for 304 men drafted out of their Regiments in Ireland to complete the Regiments of Peirce, Sankey, Newton & Stanwix upon their embarcation in Ireland for Portugal in April 1707: to be charged to the said Regiments according to the account and certificates out of Ireland 514 5 4
£19881 13 4
Disposition Book XIX, p. 132.
April 13. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter relating to a demand by the Collector at Glasgow by way of prizage of the tenth given upon a cargo of wine lately brought into that port.
Appending: letter from Robert Radgers, John Bowman & Thomas Smith, provost & magistrates of Glasgow, to Treasurer Godolphin dated Glasgow April 7. We thank you for the favourable sentiments in your letter of the 25th ult. There are 2 or 3 small vessels arrived here from the Canaries. Those concerned in them complain of the hardship they meet with in having the tenth pipe taken from them for prizage for so [much of a hardship] it falls out from the smallness of their burthen. They allege that we in North Britain cannot be subjected to the prizage because of no law tying us thereto & that seeing there is an imposition of 4l. 3. 4 which that wine pays to the town of Edinburgh where the most of our sales are, this supervenient burden of prizage will be a great discouragement to our trade to the Canaries, which is the chief place for exporting of our manufactories: and further that it's hard to take it from them in kind seeing that in places where it is taken in South Britain it is compounded for at very easy rates. We pray your Lordship to give such directions in this matter that none may have just cause to complain & that your Lordship would have regard to the smallness of our vessels which are in proportion to our consumption. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 409. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 343–4.
April 13. William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to state the enclosed account [missing] of the receipts & payments of Charles Mason as Paymaster of Transports: from 11 Jan 1706–7 to 18 Jan 1707–8. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 409.
April 14. Royal sign manual dated St James's for 500l. to Emanuell Scroop How, Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick Luneburg: without account: as in full for such extraordinaries as he must necessarily be at in attending the Elector of Hanover (“pursuant to our direction”) in the ensuing campaign in the field. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 333.
(Money warrant dated May 6 hereon. Money Book XIX, p. 246.)
(Money order dated April 23 hereon. Order Book VII, p. 138.)
(Letter of direction dated May 14 hereon. Disposition Book XIX, p. 149.)
Royal letters patent appointing Thomas Micklethwaite to be Receiver & Paymaster of the Transports loco Charles Mason thereto constituted by royal warrant dated 1705–6 Jan 18, which constitution is hereby revoked. The moneys imprested to the said Micklethwaite are to be paid away by him according to warrants from Samuell Atkinson, Nicholas Roope, & Thomas Colby junr or such persons as shall be hereafter appointed to contract for or hire transport ships. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 343.
Royal warrant dormant to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's pensions & bounties, to pay an additional allowance or pension of 40l. per an as from 1707 Sept 29 to Dr. John Cockburn, minister of the English Episcopal Church at Amsterdam, his present allowance or pension being but 60l. per an. Ibid., p. 344.
Money warrant for 285l. 2. 6 to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, for half a year to 1708 Lady day on the annuity for the support of the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated 15 April hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 21 April hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 232. Order Book VII, p. 132. Disposition Book XIX, p. 138.
April 14. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Transports Commissioners to satisfy the unsatisfied warrants & the interest thereon (the whole amounting to 3780l. 18. 2 to wit 3386l. 4. 6 for principal & 394l. 13. 8 for interest) which remained at the time of the failing of John Nutin, late Receiver & Paymaster of Transports: paying same out of the sum of 3054l. recovered by them from the said Nutin & now in the hands of the present Treasurer of the Transports & out of the further sum of 726l. 18. 2 “which you are hereby directed to make forth in bills to be registered & paid in course according to the method of your Office.”
Prefixing: memorial from the said Commissioners setting out the figures of said principal & interest. Money Book XIX, p. 235–6.
Allowance by same of the Salt Office incidents bill for 1708 Lady day: total 725l. 14. 9. Ibid., p. 236.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Transports to apply towards bills of exchange & such other services of your Office as are very pressing the 5516l. 13. 4 which was issued to the Treasurer of the Transports about Jan 6 last [supra, p. 70]. Disposition Book XIX, p. 133.
Same to same to make forth bills according to the method of your Office for 2108l. for repayment of taxes assessments charged upon the salaries of said Commissioners, their officers & clerks in 1706 & 1707.
Appending: certificate by Tho Randolph of the said assessments. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War] & Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] of the petition of Andrew Bissett, one of the Captains of the Coldstream Regiment, shewing that having received the subsistence of Lieut. Col. Austin's Company & Lieut. Col. Wakelin's Company amounting to 400 G. [guineas] “& all his own plate amounting to 600l. after the battle of Almanza he put the same on board Sir Cloudesley Shovell as appears by a note under the hand of the said Admiralty [Admiral's] secretary: but the said Admiral being unfortunately lost he is thereby disabled from paying for the recruits of the said Companies”: therefore praying consideration of his case and compensation for his losses. In the margin: a later reference dated 1710–11 Feb 1 to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of Mr. Walpole's report on this petition. Reference Book VIII, p. 297.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Pusey Brook, riding officer of the Customs at Hythe in Kent, praying some other employment in the Customs in regard of his health. Ibid., p. 316.
Same to Mr. Walpoole & Mr. Brydges of the petition of Col. Geo Wade shewing that his Foot Regiment was sent to Portugal in Sept 1703 & that till June 1705 no clearings were issued except 500l. on account of subalterns, notwithstanding [which] the Paymaster charges them with an overpayment of 1210l. “which hath been occasioned by the great sums charged for recruits & clothing amounting to 2146l. which is deducted off their pay although they are charged at the same time with 1208l. respits which in part should have answered the said recruits.” Reference Book VIII, p. 316.
April 14. Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Martha Coates widow for a grant of the forfeited lands of her husband James Coates who was executed for robbery on the high way; she being in a very poor condition with two small children. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear William Downing & Charles Downing gent into the office of Comptroller of Customs in the port of London, they having a grant of said office dated 1674–5 Feb 2 in reversion of Edward Backwell & John Backwell who are both now deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 157.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 50l. to William Chainy appointed about 2 years since to be principal gauger & principal officer in London port for imported liquors as reward for his industry & integrity in his several trusts, he having (since his appointment to take care of the Duty of imported liquors) discovered very great quantities of rum & arrack amounting to 4017l. “and sometimes in prudence the Excise Commissioners have obliged him to quit seizures that in strictness of law perhaps he might have retained with some profit to himself.”
Prefixing: report by the said Commissioners on his merits. Ibid., p. 158.
Letters patent by same appointing Thomas Jett, son of Thomas Jett deceased, to be Register & Paymaster of the Debentures charged on Forfeited Estates in Ireland for the discharge of debts due to the Army, Navy & Transports during the late war: all with the salary of 250l. for himself and his clerks as from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 159.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of William Jeay & William Dowse junr. (as in place of William Jeay & William Dowse senr. lately deceased) as Receivers General of Land Tax anno 1708 for Co Huntingdon.
Prefixing: report by the Agents for Taxes on the sufficiency of the proposed sureties. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 176.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the inhabitants of the town of Lisburn, praying that as well the arrear of Hearthmoney on all the houses consumed by the late dreadful fire there as also the 143l. 4. 0 owing for Excise “on drink at the same time consumed” may be forgiven in consideration of their great losses. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 28.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise in North Britain for 1708 Lady day quarter: total 1103l. 17. 9¼. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 334–5.
The like of the salary bill, detailed, of the Customs for Edinburgh & Leith for said quarter: total 1371l. 11. 10. Ibid., 336–7.
The like of the same of the outports in Scotland for said quarter: total 1149l. 14. 9. Ibid., pp. 338–342.
April 15. Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Thomas Micklethwaite, Receiver & Paymaster of the Transports, proposing his securities, detailed, in 10000l. for his said office. Reference Book VIII, p. 297.
April 16. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmaster General to pay 611l. 17. 4 to Samuell Trefusis, 461l. 17. 4 thereof as in full for the conveniences & accomodation which her Majesty's pacquet boats between England & Portugal have had in the time past at his quay in Flushing & the remaining 150l. for the use which the said boats have made of the beach and wet dock there for their masts for several years past. But for the future the said expenses are to be lessened or wholly saved to her Majesty. Money Book XIX, p. 239.
Money order for 300l. to Daniel Parke for one quarter due April 13 inst on his allowance as Captain General & Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands. Order Book VII, p. 131.
A like order for 300l. to same for the quarter due 1707–8 Jan 13 on his said allowance. Ibid., p. 135.
Same for 100l. to John Yeomans Esq for half a year to April 10 inst on his allowance as Lieut. Govr. of the Island of Antigua. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Walter Hamilton for one quarter to Oct 9 last on his allowance as Lieut. Govr. of the Island of St Christopher. Ibid., p. 136.
Same for 100l. to Anthony Hodges for half a year due April 10 inst on his allowance as Lieut. Govr. of the Island of Montserrat. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons, to apply 4193l. 11. 9 to services as follows: out of the moneys you have received at the Exchequer on the Land Tax tallies & orders anno 1707 which were put into your hands for the service of the Forces for that year: viz
£ s. d.
in part of 264874l. 10. 0 for Guards & Garrisons anno 1707
for 122 days' clearings for the Battalion of Guards in Spain to 1707 April 24 1147 9 8
for 183 days' clearings from 1707 June 24 to Dec 23 for the Battalion of the First Regiment of Guards in Holland 1470 6 0
for 120 days' clearings 1706–7 Feb 25 to 1707 June 24 for the 4 Companies at New York 447 8 2
for the pay of the recruits for the said Companies to 1707 Dec 23 73 18 0
for 122 days' clearings for the Company at Bermudas from 1707 June 25 to Oct 24 95 6 0
to complete the pay of the Garrisons [in England] to 1707 Dec 23 153 8 11¼
in part of 87125l. 10. 0 for 5000 men in sea service anno 1707
for 60 days' clearings to 1707 Dec 23 to Major Gen. Mordaunt's Regiment 805 15 0
£4193 11
Disposition Book XIX, p. 134.
April 16. Letter of direction for 34539l. 11. 11¼ to the said John Howe, out of loans on Subsidies anno 1708: for services as follows viz
£ s. d.
in part of 419608l. 18. 6 for Guards and Garrisons anno 1708
for subsistence for 6 months to June 24 next for the Company at Bermudas 330 14 2
on account of 9 months' subsistence in advance to Dec 23 next for the Companies at New York at 70l. per week 1510
for levy money for the Foot Regiments in North Britain to complete 7220l. by royal warrant of March 18 last 2220
for Brigadier Carpenter's detachment in Spain on account of subsistence to 24 Feb last: being to answer a bill of exchange drawn from thence by him 670
for 63 days' pay to Feb 24 last for the several Garrisons [in England] 2513 12
for 60 days' clearings to April 24 inst to the First & Coldstream Regiments of Guards & Prendergast's Regiment: they being ordered to Holland 4168 12 0
on account of subsistence to April 24 inst for the additional men of the Royal Regiment of Horse & Brigadier Carpenter's Dragoons & the Earl of Essex's Dragoons 1200
on account of subsistence to May 22 inst to the additional officers & men of the Forces in North Britain 3000
for 28 days' subsistence to May 22 next for the Troops & Regiments in England 10740
in part of 87125l. 10. 0 for 5000 men in sea service anno 1708
for 32 days' subsistence to April 24 instant for Mordaunt's Regiment 843 6 8
for 63 days' clearings to Feb 24 last for the said Regiment 845 17 8
for 28 days' subsistence to May 22 next for the Regiments of Mordaunt, Erle & Livesay 2121 7 0
for 60 days' clearings to April 24 inst to Erle's Regiment, ordered for Holland 803 15 0
for 3 months' subsistence to June 24 next for Handasyde's Regiment 2378 7 9
on account of subsistence for the recruits of the said Regiment 500
in part of 5000l. for the Invalids anno 1708
for 63 days' clearings to Feb 24 last for the 4 Companies of Invalids 291 19 0
on account of clearings for the said Companies from Feb 24 last 400
£34539 11 11¼
Ibid., p. 135.
April 16. Same for 166l. 15. 0 to J. Herlackenden ut supra Treasury Calendar XXI, p. 473. Ibid., p. 136.
William Lowndes to Mr. Chetwynd, Envoy to the Duke of Savoy. I have yours of the 7th inst, new style, from Turin with the accounts of the expenses of the embarcation of the first succour sent to Spain. In reply to yours of the same date to the Lord Treasurer his lordship is very well satisfied with what you have done & approves your care & good management in that important affair & will represent your services to her Majesty in the most effectual manner. Send your accounts hither as soon as they are finished. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 409.
April 17. Same to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy. The Bank of England has for the public service agreed to advance 20000l. on a deposit of so much in tallies & orders on the eleventh 4s. Aid which were put into your hands for services of the Navy. Please deposit same accordingly & apply the money to the payment of seamen's wages.
In the margin: this is a deposit only & the Bank repaid it again [returned the deposited tallies &c] 7 May 1708. Disposition Book XIX, p. 135.
April 19. Money warrant for 16l. 13. 7 to Richard Topham, supervisor of the sorting &c of the Records in Cæsar's Chapel: for his incident charges therein from 1707 Lady day to 1708 Lady day. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 21 hereon.)
Appending: bill of said incidents as certified by George Holmes, deputy to said Topham. Money Book XIX, p. 241. Order Book VII, p. 130. Disposition Book XIX, p. 138.
William Lowndes to Charles Fox to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Steingherst, Resident from the Elector Palatine, relating to a demand of about 1000l. due to the said Elector's troops when you were Paymaster General. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 409.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of Michael Studholme's estimate for making a roadway from Frogmore to Datchet Bridge, 4500 foot long 15 foot broad & 2 foot thick. The soil is so boggy, of the nature of quicksand, as will require a great quantity of gravel with wood &c to support it or otherwise will be swallowed up for want of a firm bottom. The ground is of such a nature if any rains should fall the weight of a load of gravel would do more mischief to it than good: total estimate 625l. 18. 0. Reference Book VIII, p. 297.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Daniell Peck proposing his securities, detailed, for his office of Receiver General of Crown Rents in Cos Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Flint & Montgomery in North Wales & in the County Palatine of Chester. Reference Book VIII, p. 298.
April 19. William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on (a) infra. What has been done or can now be done relating to the difference betwixt English & Scotch measure & distillery there.
Prefixing: (a) The Excise Commissioners in North Britain [to said Lowndes] dated Edinburgh April 10. Having nothing material to present the Lord Treasurer with this week we earnestly entreat you'll favour us with a line whether there has been anything done in relation to the difference betwixt the English & Scots measures & distillery here, for want of which we are put to very great inconveniences. Ibid.
April 19, 20, 27. Same to Sir James Montague, Solicitor General, to report on the letter ut supra pp. 203–4 from the Provost &c of Glasgow complaining of the demand of Prizage wine out of three vessels there. The Lord Treasurer desires your opinion whether wines imported into that part of Britain called Scotland are liable to the Duty of Prizage or not. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 344.
Followed by: (a) the said Solicitor General's report dated April 20. I am of opinion that the Duty of Prizage is equally payable in Scotland as in England, for though before the Union it was demandable only of English merchants for wines by them imported into England & is an ancient Duty claimed by prescription to be due to the Crown of England & not given by any Act of Parliament yet it hath always been placed under the head of Customs payable to the Crown, as appears in Sir John Davis's Reports in the great case of the Customs, where he says there are 3 kinds of Duties payable to the Crown called Customs (1) Magna et antiqua Custuma; (2) parva et nova Custuma (3) Prizage & Butlerage. And in divers other law books it is said that Prizage is a Custom taken of wines imported. Therefore since Prizage is not only a Duty claimed upon wines imported but is looked upon anciently to be under the denomination of Customs, I conceive it falls under the sixth Article of Union which makes all parts of the United Kingdom liable to pay the same Customs &c. Ibid., p. 348.
Followed by: (b) letter dated April 27 from William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain forwarding for their guidance the above statement of opinion. Nevertheless the Lord Treasurer being willing to show all favour & ease to the Corporation of Glasgow is pleased to allow that in case the said Corporation think fit to try that matter at law in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland you may in the mean time permit them [the three ships] to unlade their wines on your taking bond from them to abide by the judgment of the said Court. Ibid., p. 349.
April 20. Money warrant for 30000l. to John Visct FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest for his office & in part of the privy seal of 1707 July 17. (Money order dated 22 April hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 242. Order Book VII, p. 140.
Letter of direction for 687l. 5. 9 to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the funeral charges of Sir Cloudesley Shovell. Disposition Book XIX, p. 137.
William Lowndes to the Queen's Remembrancer. The fees on taking the securities of Mr. Micklethwayte as Receiver & Paymaster of Transports are to be no greater than those taken from Charles Mason in respect of the like office. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 409.
April 20. Same to the Queen's printers to deliver to the Office of Secretary at War 200 copies of the Acts against Mutiny & Desertion.
Prefixing: request by Robert Walpole for said copies. Ibid., p. 410.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Thomas Micklethwaite as Paymaster of the Transports.
Prefixing: report by Henry Stevens, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 160.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners in North Britain to allow 30l. per an for an additional clerk in the Office of their Secretary who officiates also as their Solicitor, Clerk of Securities & Correspondent.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners proposing said allowance. Ibid., p. 160. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 347.
Same by same to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights & Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 399l. 11. 11¾ to Robert Kirgwin for his disbursements about the ship Pearle seized in Mounts Bay in Cornwall & condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty, which case was under his care as agent for the Admiralty at the said port.
Prefixing: report by Wm. Ettrick, said Dodd & J. Waters on said Kirgwin's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 161–2.