Warrant Books: May 1708, 1-10

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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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May 1708, 1–10

May 1. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 1780l. to Edward, Earl of Orford on his final account as late Treasurer of the Navy; viz for the service of himself & his instruments in receiving & paying moneys for the Navy pursuant to particular directions between 1699 May 29 & Nov 17 following. Money Book XIX, p. 246.
William Lowndes to the Officers of the Works to report on the petition of Anthony Vernatte praying payment of 323l. 11. 0½ for setting up lights in the Court of Requests & elsewhere for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament during the two last sessions. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 414.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed memorials & papers [missing] of Col. John Rice, Capt. O'Bryen, Joseph Knight, Charles O'Haro & John Asgill touching debentures to the amount of 11420l. 17. 6 made out to the said Rice, for which he is to account according to the course of the Exchequer as directed by a late Act of Parliament in that behalf. Ibid., p. 415.
May 1, 3, 4, 18, 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jones and Thomas Thomas as watermen to the surveyor of Greenwich port.
Thomas Foster as one of the boatmen at Rye loco Robert Medows deceased.
William Reynolds as tidesman & boatman at Rye loco Robert Meadow lately deceased.
William Rice as a tidesman & boatman in Falmouth port loco John Thorne deceased.
James Strickland as a watchman in London port loco Tho Trumbull who being very aged desires to surrender.
Daniel Toomy as a tidesman at Cowes loco Joseph Elmes dismissed.
Tho Tripp as a boatman at Cockbush in Chester port loco John Vernon deceased.
Tho Jones as a boatman Plymouth port loco Ben Hearle deceased.
Connock Kendall as waiter & searcher at Lostwithiel in Fowey port loco Digory Anderton deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 98, 101, 107b, 109.
May 1. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Smalwood of Liverpool merchant et al for leave to compound the debt due to the Crown from Edward Scarborough, late collector of said port for whom they were surety. Reference Book VIII, p. 319.
May 1. Same to Mr. Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] of the petition of Major Gen. Echlin shewing that he received 1620l. as levy money to raise his Regiment from 36 to 54 private men [per Troop] & was obliged to have same completed in 15 days: whereupon he applied 300l. thereof to buying horses & contracted for the clothes & accoutrements of the additional men “the patterns whereof lie before the Board of General Officers”: therefore prays direction for completing the said Regiment which will not be much more charge to the Queen or else to be allowed 441l. being so much out of the said sum as that he may not suffer for his diligence. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Robert Walpoole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 168l. 6. 0 for the clothing of the Company of Invalids at Upnor: out of savings to 1707 Dec 23 on the 5000l. for Invalids.
Prefixing: estimate of said clothing for 50 men. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 169.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to permit the delivery, Customs free, of clothing, detailed, for Col. Richard Munden's Regiment. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 23.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the 2 enclosed petitions [missing] of Mary De Lisle widow & of Frances Du Puis widow praying a continuance to them of the pensions enjoyed by their late husbands. In the margin: “this letter being lost another was signed the 27th Sept 1709.” Ibid., p. 24.
May 3. Royal warrant dated St James's to Richard Crawley, Receiver of Salvage Money & other Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 1000l. of salvage money in his hands to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights & Perquisites of Admiralty: the Lord High Admiral having by indenture dated 1702 July 27 declared that all the profits accruing to him by reason of his office should during the present war with France & Spain be disposed of to the benefit of the public: and by another instrument of 1702–3 Feb 16 hath directed that said Crawley to pay to the use of the public as by direction under the Queen's sign manual such salvage money or other droits or perquisites of Admiralty during the present war. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 350.
Same to said John Dodd to pay 300l. of the moneys of the Rights & Perquisites of Admiralty (similarly disposable as by the abovesaid instrument of 1702 April 27) to John Warters Esq, Solicitor in all causes relating to the said Rights & Perquisites: upon account for his charges in prosecutions &c relating thereto. Ibid., p. 351.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 2000l. (together with 107l. 10. 0 for Exchequer fees thereon) to Prince Charles of Denmark for half a year due 1708 April 10 on the 4000l. per an agreed upon as her Majesty's contribution towards his compensation for quitting his pretensions to the bishopric of Eutin. (Money warrant dated May 4 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 351–2.
(Money order dated May 5 hereon. Order Book VII, p. 139.)
(Letter of direction dated May 14 hereon. Disposition Book XIX, p. 149.)
May 3. Duplicate signed of the royal letter of 1707 August 18 requiring Mr. Bird to transmit 2060l. 12. 4¾ ut supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. XXI, p. 411–2. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 242.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Sir William Fleming et al touching their being Commissioners for Land Tax anno 1706 within Kendal & Lonsdale Wards Co Westmorland. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 415.
Same to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to enquire if the collector of Dundee has lately obtained a commission to be Captain in her Majesty's Forces which is no ways compatible with the office of collector. If you find it to be so Treasurer Godolphin would have you present to him Mr. Belhune [Bethune] for that employment. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 350.
May 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Reynolds as tidesman & boatman at Rye loco Robert Meadow lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 133.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to employ Evert Macklarte as tidewaiter at Donawart [Dunawerty] in the precinct of Campbeltown which precinct is of too large an extent for the present officers to guard. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 350–1.
May 5. Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of James, Earl of Derby setting forth the inconveniences the inhabitants of the Isle of Man labour under for want of small pieces of [money such as] farthings & half pence: therefore praying he may have 300l. or 400l. worth in farthings & half pence made with the motto of the Island. Reference Book VIII, p. 319.
Entry of the fifteenth contract for circulating Exchequer Bills not exceeding 1200000l. over & above 1500000l. as by the Act [1 Anne c. 7] for making good the Deficiencies of certain Funds; & by the Act [8–9 Wm. III c. 24] for a further subsidy of Tonnage & Poundage for 2¾ years & additional Land Tax: & by the Act [12–13 Wm. III c. 1] for renewing Bills of Credit called Exchequer Bills. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 172–6.
May 6. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons, to apply (out of moneys received by you at the Exchequer on tallies & orders registered on the Land Tax anno 1707) 374l. 2. 8 to satisfy the respited pay of 46 men of the four Companies at New York from 1706 Dec 24 to 1707 Aug 24; the said respites being removed by royal warrant of March 24 last. Disposition Book XIX, p. 145.
May 6. Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of William Morgan et al for the grant of a patent for coining 1000 tons of English copper into half pence and farthings within the term of 7 years upon [the basis of] a proposition offered which will bring the coinage near to the intrinsic value. Reference Book VIII, p. 319.
May 6. [? July]. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 1 inst to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Duke of St Albans of 200 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 100l. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 216.
May 7. Money warrant for 16414l. 14. 7 to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Ticquets, for the principal & interest due on the 88th payment of the said Tickets due May 7 inst.
Appending: certificate of said principal &c.
£ s. d.
principal money after abating 20l. for 2 benefits above 20l. each 9980
interest of 998 tickets from Lady day 1700 to the 7th May inst being 2965 days at a halfpenny a day each 6164 14 7
Benefits 270
£16414 14 7
(Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 249. Order Book VII, p. 137.
Letter of direction for 26000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions on the first Act [6 Anne c. 39] for sale of Annuities anno 1708: whereof 20000l. is for wages to seamen & 6000l. for bills of exchange under the head of Wear & Tear. Disposition Book XIX, p. 147.
Same for 3000l. to Visct Rialton, the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: as in further part for wages, board wages & other expenses of the Household for 1707 Michaelmas quarter. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Howe & the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the Officers of the Dragoon Regiments of Polwarth & Carmichael shewing that upon the late intended invasion they were put to great charges in augmenting their several Troops from 24 to 46 private men each: and that no levy money has been allowed for the same: therefore praying allowance thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 301.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of the gentlemen of Cornwall & others concerned in the craft & manufactory of fish in the said county & also of divers merchants chiefly concerned in the buying and adventuring of the said fish in foreign parts: being their reply to the answer of the Salt Commissioners of Jan 24 last concerning the petitioners' complaint against the order of the said Commissioners dated 1706–7 Feb 8 which directs no fish at Falmouth to be shipped off but at the public quay. Ibid., p. 319.
May 7. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 23 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery of books for the use of her Majesty's Chapel at St James's: to an estimate of 265l. 10. 0. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 154.
The like of a same to same dated April 30 last for the delivery to George Davenant of a crimson damask Genoa bed &c for her Majesty's service at Windsor: to an estimate of 838l. Ibid., p. 176.
[?] The like of a same to same dated Feb 28 last for the delivery of a purse to the Lord Privy Seal: to an estimate of 20l. Ibid.
May 7. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Grantham. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 24.
May 8. Money warrant for 3052l. 6. 4 to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills (Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote & Henry Fermor) as imprest & upon account for the premiums & other charges in circulating the said Bills which were issued before the last Session of Parliament: to be issued out of Contributions on the first Act for Sale of Annuities anno 1708. (Money order dated 10 May hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 239. Order Book VII, p. 138.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the said Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 650l. to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for the whole charge & expense of managing & performing in his said Office the business relating to the circulating the old Exchequer Bills and all other Exchequer Bills since issued: to wit for one entire year from 1708 March 25. Money Book XIX, p. 238.
Same by same to same to pay 1300l. for one year's salaries of the several officers employed under them from 1707 April 27 to 1708 April 27 viz 300l. each to themselves; 200l. to Lionell Herne their secretary and accomptant; 150l. to Samuell Edwards their cashier; 40l. to William Parrot their housekeeper & 10l. to a cleaner woman. Ibid., p. 246.
Same by same to the Receipt to distribute & apply the sum of 71816l. 6. 7½ to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between April 9 last & May 7 inst from branches of the revenue as follows viz 279l. 17. 0 from Whale fins; 23362l. 12. 2½ from New Customs; 5677l. 1. 7 from Additional Impositions; 25l. 12. 11 from Vellum before 1706 Aug 1 being a surplus or remain from the first General Mortgage [or Deficiencies or Amortisation Scheme] 2606l. 5. 10 from same since that date; 75l. 2. 6 from Continued Impositions before that date being a surplus as above; 28999l. 12. 0 from ditto since that date; 815l. 17. 5 from Salt; 8045l. 12. 3 from Windows; 1928l. 12. 11 from Marriages being a surplus as above: the said distribution & application to be hereby as follows viz
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament How they stood upon the Register 7th May 1708 The distribution & application hereby ordered
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 326862 9 8 15820 1
First 3s. Aid 415099 412098 18 12747 3
Paper for Plate 15400 15400 472 18
Malt Tickets 579060 361890 17782 4 0
Leather 504438 409938 15490 13
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 204724 2 6 6533 18
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 25271 6 792 19 11
New East India Company 65518 0 29636 3 11¾ 2011 19
General Society 5354 10 2422 0 10½ 164 8
£2338628 15 £1788243 1 £71816 6
Ibid., pp. 247–8.
May 8. Money warrant for 287l. 10. 0 to William Popple junr., Secretary to the Commissioners of Trade for 1708 Lady day quarter for himself, the Deputy Secretary, 7 clerks & other officers employed in the business of the said Commissioners.
51l. 1. 11 to same for incidents of his Office for said quarter. (Money order dated 11 May hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 14 May hereon.) Ibid., p. 248. Order Book VII, p. 141. Disposition Book XIX, p. 149.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to William Borrett to pay Dr. Zacharias Wells M.A. 321l. 8. 4 for his charges in 1704 in prosecuting the Crown's title to the advowson of the curacy of [St. Botolphs] Aldgate.
Prefixing: said Borrett's certificate & report on the case. Money Book XIX, pp. 251–2.
Letter of direction for 24583l. 6. 8 to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: half out of Contributions on the first Act [6 Anne c. 39] for Annuities anno 1708 & half out of loans on the Half Subsidies [6 Anne c. 73] anno 1708 to be made by Sir Theodore Janssen: & is in part of 500000l. for strengthening the Duke of Savoy & is to answer bills of exchange given by said Janssen to said Brydges on the 7th inst for 100000 Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, payable at Turin at 60 days for the use of said Duke at the exchange rate of 59 pence sterling per Crown. Disposition Book XIX, p. 146.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to distribute the 468l. 5. 0. produce of prize wines taken in the St Joseph at Southampton condemned in the Admiralty Court: to wit 186l. 19. 0¾ to pay the Duty of 15l. per ton on prize wines and the remainder to the captors.
Prefixing: report dated 30 April 1708 by said Commissioners on the Lord Treasurer's warrant of 1705 Aug 21 [supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. XX, p. 392]. In obedience to the said warrant we have sold the white wines taken prize in the said ship as we had proposed in our report of 21 July [1707] preceding on the petition of Capt. Peter Tupper. The sale produced 468l. 5. 0. We propose that 186l. 19 0¾ be allotted for Customs & other Duties, and the remaining 281l. 5 11½ for the capture [captors], freight, the Prince [of Denmark, Lord Admiral his] Tenths and other extraordinary charges. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 105.
May 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Daniel Peck as Receiver General of Crown Rents for Cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Flint & Montgomery in North Wales & the County Palatine of Chester.
Prefixing: certificate by Hen. Stevens, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer of the sufficiency of said sureties. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 166.
Letters patent by same constituting Samuel Atkinson, John Henley & Thomas Earsby as Commissioners for licencing Hawkers, & Pedlars, & Petty Chapmen as by the Act of 9 Wm. III [8–9 Wm. III c. 25 and 9–10 Wm. III c. 27] in revocation of the like commission of, 1702 June 23 to said Atkinson, Henley & Michaell East. Ibid. p. 167.
May 9. Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw orders from time to time for necessaries furnished by Samuel Edwin, the Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, to the Annuity Offices (the respective Offices concerned in the payment & accounts of the Annuities of 184242l. 14. 0 & 72187l. 10. 0 as by 4 Anne [4–5 Anne c. 18] for an Additional Subsidy of Tonnage & Poundage & 5 Anne [6 Anne c. 2] for Continuing the Duties on Low Wines): to be paid out of the respective bonds upon which the said annuities are severally charged. Money Book XIX, p. 250.
Treasury reference to Auditor Godolphin of the petition of Thomas Adams gent for the office of bailiff of Barrow Barton & Gouxhill Co Lincoln, which office has been vacant ever since the death of the Queen Dowager. Reference Book VIII, p. 320.
May 10. Royal letters patent granting to Nicholas Lechmere the place of a Queen's Counsel with the wages or fee of 40l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 164.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions & Bounties, to pay to William Popple junr [Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade] 40s. a day from April 15 last to be applied & distributed to the 40 poor Protestants & their Evangelical minister, making 41 in all, lately arrived from the Palatinate in Germany who intend to go speedily & settle in our Colony of New York: to wit from April 15 last until a fitting opportunity shall serve for their transportation thither.
Appending: list of said poor Palatines.
Lorentz Schwisser with his wife and one girl of about half a year of age.
Henry Kennan with a wife & 2 sisters one of “whom” being 15 the other 10 years of age and his 2 girls being one 2 years of age the other 2 months old.
Andrew Volck with a wife & 3 children, the biggest girl being about 5 years, the boy 4, the third [a] girl about 2 years old.
Michael Wigand with a wife & one cousin of 22, the biggest girl 13 years old, a boy of 7 years & another of 5 years old.
Jacob Weber with a wife, one girl of 4 years old, the other girl about a year old.
John Jacob Plettell with a wife, one girl of 10 years of age the other of 7 & the third of 3 years old.
John Fiscar with his wife.
Melchiar Gulch with a wife & 2 children, the girl being 12 & the boy of 10 years of age.
Isaac Turk a bachelor.
Joshua de Kacherdal with his wife & 3 children, a girl of 10 a son of 7 & another girl of 3 years old.
“The Lords Commissioners of Trade & Plantations are preparing a representation to her Majesty touching the aforesaid people proposing their being sent with the Lord Lovelace to New York.” Ibid., XXIII, pp. 352–3.
May 10. Letter of direction for 131547l. 0. 0½ to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of the first payment to be made by the East India Company in pursuance of the late Act [6 Anne c. 71] (completing with the sum directed April 24 last the 200000l. for the said first payment): & is to be applied as follows viz
£ s. d.
in part of 894272l. 3. 6 for the 40000 men in Flanders anno 1708
for a month's subsistence from June 24 next to July 23 next for the British Troops comprising part of this body 26965 16
for same month's full pay to the foreigners comprising part of said body 30997 15 4
for same month for the full pay of the General Officers 1264 12
the above sums make 59228l. 4. 4¾ but 50000l. thereof is to be the like sum issued March 15 last supra p. 168 to answer the value in bills given by the Bank of England payable in Amsterdam at three [months] usance at the rate of 34 shilling 4 groot per pound sterling: thus leaving a remainder now to be issued of 9228l. 4. 4¾.
to be remitted to Holland on account of subsistence & pay of the said 40000 men from July 23 next 5150 1 11
in part of 177511l. 3. 6 for the 10000 Additional Forces anno 1708
for the same month's subsistence to the British Troops & full pay to the Foreign Troops comprising said body after abating 1261l. 9. 6 for 1300 Palatines in Catalonia 15664 12 3
in part of 34251l. 13. 4 for the 3000 Palatines anno 1708
for two thirds (being her Majesty's proportion) of the pay of the said Palatines for the said month 2811 17
in part of 43251l. 12. 6 for the 4639 Saxons anno 1708
for a moiety (being her Majesty's proportion) of the pay of the said Saxon Troops for the said month 3496 8 10¼
in part of 9269l. 16. 0 for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1708
for her Majesty's share of the said month's pay to said Regiment 753 3 3
in part of 494689l. 8. 6 for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1708
for her Majesty's proportion of the charge of the agio, bread & forage for 12000 Prussians serving in the Netherlands: to wit for the months of May & June 1708:
for their agio 1780 1 10½
for bread 1215 2 4
for forage 3995 14
for 3 months' subsidy to June 15 next to the King of Denmark 9375
for 3 months' subsidy to July 4 next to the King of Prussia 12500
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for Established Forces in Spain & Portugal & other purposes anno 1708
for 4 months' subsistence from April 24 last to Aug 23 next for the Foot Regiments of Pierce, Sankey, Newton, Stanwix, Barrymore & Paston 20726 15 8
for same subsistence to the Foot Regiments of Watkins & Elliott at Gibraltar 7277 6 0
for 2 months' subsistence from April 24 last to June 23 next to the Foot Regiments of Johnston (late Brudenall), Mohun, Caulfield, Hamilton, Moore & Wynne 10985 9 8
for subsistence upon account from Feb 24 last to June 23 next for several Officers here [in England] of the Foot Regiments of Tyrawley, Portmore, Wade, Stewart, Southwell, & Hill at 500l. each Regiment 3000 0 0
for subsistence of her Majesty's Forces in Spain and other services of the war there upon account from 1707 Dec 23, & is (together with 15000l. issued on or about the 13th April last) to complete the sum of 38187l. 2. 5 to answer bills of exchange drawn by Mr Mead, the Deputy Paymaster of the said Forces, for value taken up by him at Genoa & Barcelona 23187 2 5
for Elizeus Burgiss as of her Majesty's bounty in consideration of his misfortunes in Spain, pursuant to the royal warrant of April 17 last 200
in part of 500000l. for the recovery of the Spanish monarchy & other purposes anno 1708
for Col. Cavalliere upon account of his pretensions for himself & Regiment & to be esteemed as part of 150000l. for the King of Spain & his Troops 200 0 0
£131547 0 0
Disposition Book XIX, p. 148.
May 10. William Lowndes to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt. The East India Company is this day to make its first payment of 200000l. into the Exchequer. Please acquaint your officers that they continue in their respective offices till the receipt of same is perfected. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 416.
Same to Mr. Studholme. The Lord Treasurer agrees to the contract made with you by the Principal Officers of the Works concerning the road which her Majesty has directed to be made without the wall from Windsor town to Staines Bridge. Proceed on it accordingly. Ibid., p. 418.
Same to Mr. Wise. The Lord Treasurer agrees to the like contract with you for works which her Majesty has commanded to be done in the ground at Windsor usually called Mastrike and the forming & enlarging the canal there. Proceed on it accordingly. Ibid.
Ratification by Treasurer Godolphin of letters patent from George Tilson, Auditor of Excise in North Britain, appointing Francis Phillipson as his deputy. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 352–3.