Warrant Books: May 1708, 21-31

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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, 21–31

May 22. Same to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer. The Bank of England has agreed, for the public service, to advance 20000l. upon a deposit of the like sum out of the tallies & orders on the eleventh 4s. Aid which were put into your hands for services of the Navy to be appointed. The Lord Treasurer desires you to make such deposit & to apply same as follows viz
for wages of the ships' companies lost with Sir £
Cloudesley Shovell 15000
for bills of exchange 5000
Disposition Book XIX, p. 151.
May 23. Certificate dated Whitehall by William Blathwayt that the name of Col. Luke Lillingston's sister, the relict of Capt. Peter Bowden, concerning a grant of lands in the island of St Christopher, ut supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. XXI, p. 401, under date 1707 Aug 4 was Mary Bowden not Elizabeth Bowden. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 396.
May 25. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to give all despatch to the goods of Lord Raby, Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Prussia, he being lately arrived here; the same being in the Henrietta yacht at Greenwich. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 419.
May 25. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Congregation of the High German Lutheran Protestants in the Savoy shewing that they obtained a warrant for a lease of the chapel & minister's house in the Savoy and that Sir Robert Davers has at the instigation of Mr. Addison put in a caveat pretending a prior grant but upon enquiry it appears that no part of the said chapel & minister's house is part of the said Daver's grant: therefore praying that their own grant may be perfected. Reference Book VIII, p. 321.
May 26. Letter of direction for 6675l. 1. 11¾ to Visct Rialton, the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: & as (with the sums already issued) in full for wages, boardwages & other expenses of the Household payable in the Cofferer's Office for 1707 Michaelmas quarter: & is to be issued by 2000l. this week, 2000l. next week & the balance the week following. Disposition Book XIX, p. 151.
Same for 4000l. to Visct FitzHardinge, the Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: & is to be in part of 8026l. 9. 3½ for 1707 Michaelmas quarter's wages &c payable in his Office as follows.
£ s. d.
due on the established allowance in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office for the said quarter 5183 0
to Thomas St Hill for a year's allowance for the use of New River water for St James's House for 1707 Xmas quarter 37 16 0
to Thomas Brand, flourisher & embellisher on vellum, for half a year to 1708 Lady day on his established allowance 30 0 0
to John Gauntlett for necessaries for the Council Chamber for a year ended at Xmas 1707 90 0 0
to John Incledon, Keeper of the Royal House at Westminster, for 1707 Xmas quarter on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day 29
to William Berry & James Haseltine, children of the Chapel [Royal], whose voices have changed, the accustomed allowance by Lord Chamberlain's warrant 40
to John Eccles, Master of the Music for several [musical] compositions for New Year's day and the last [royal] Birthday 23 10 0
to John Walsh for mending & stringing the musical instruments 21 10 0
to Sir Godfrey Kneller for several pictures of her Majesty at [full] length 157 0 0
to Charles Boit, painter in enamel, for 3 pictures of her Majesty 57 5 0
to the executrix of John Norris in full of his bills for picture frames 61 10 0
to Sir David Mitchell, Blackrod, for his attendance on the House of Peers last sessions, at 6s. 8d. a day 47 6 8
to Hampden Ryves, upholsterer, for the use of a bed for Mrs. Stanhope by her Majesty's special command 21 0 0
to Mr. Benj. Bedford for lodgings for the Muscovite Ambassador from Oct 10 (the time he was last paid) to Feb 27 following, at 6t. per week 131 13 9
for riding charges to the several servants that attended her Majesty at Windsor & Newmarket last summer 1245 17 4
to William Churchill for stationery wares furnished to the Offices of both the Secretaries of State for 1707 Michaelmas quarter 231 6 0
to George Collins, the messenger attending the Duke of Marlborough, in full of his bills of service the last campaign 308 14 0
Mr. Herbert, her Majesty's clockmaker, in regard of his great poverty humbly prays the half year to 1708 Lady day on his established allowance 150
Mr. Randue humbly desires the same half year on his allowance as Housekeeper at Windsor Castle 160
£8026 9
Ibid., pp. 152–3.
May 27. Same for 6000l. to John Tailer: out of money now remaining in the Exchequer of the loans on tin: & is on his unsatisfied order for building at Woodstock. Ibid., p. 151.
Same for 390l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid over to Lord Lovelace & is to defray the charge of transporting his goods & equipage to New York whither he is going Governor: being the same allowance as was made to Visct Cornbury, the late Governor. Ibid., p. 153.
William Lowndes to Sir John Swinton. The Lord Treasurer has been a few days in the country & I had no opportunity of delivering your letter to him till yesterday. He takes very kindly the intimations you have given him & is perfectly assured of your zeal & affection to her Majesty's service & desires you will please to continue to communicate to him all such occurrences as you shall think proper. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 358.
May 28. Money warrant for 20l. to James Tennant, clerk, for the charge of his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated May 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 7 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 254. Order Book VII, p. 142. Disposition Book XIX, p. 158b.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington May 26 for the allowance of one year's full pay to Lieut. Robert Dove of the Queen's Own Regiment of Marines commanded by Visct Shannon in consideration of his having lost his right eye at the siege of Gibraltar: the same having been allowed to sea officers on the like occasion: although by the Rules of the Navy there is no allowance to Marine officers who lose their limbs in the service, there not being any Marines employed in the Fleet when those Rules were settled.
(b) Certificate by Arthur Swift, Deputy Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, as to said allowance. Money Book XIX, p. 255.
May 28. Letter of direction for 15152l. 15. 6½ to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of Land Tax anno 1708: for which loans the orders are to be drawn without interest: & is to be applied as follows viz
£ s. d.
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for the Established Forces in Spain & Portugal anno 1708
for Mr. Charles Robinson for two thirds of the sum of 22729l. 3. 4 payable to him for clothing & accoutrements for 5000 Horse & 5000 bayonets for Foot furnished pursuant to a contract dated 26 Sept last & sent on board the transport ships for the use of the Forces in Spain & Portugal: the charge whereof is to be deducted out of the pay of those Troops to whom the same shall be delivered. (This is to be registered next after the 44821l. 8. 4½ directed for the Paymaster of the Transports) 15152 15
Disposition Book XIX, p. 154.
William Lowndes to Thomas Morrice Esq. I have read to the Lord Treasurer yours of the 23rd inst. He is entirely satisfied that you do your utmost for her Majesty's service in all things. As a matter of importance I am to acquaint you that by several letters from the Earl of Galway my Lord has always understood that though the troops in Spain were mustered as full yet that no more was paid or intended to be paid to them than for their effectives only, and that the savings by non effectives were applied to fortifications & other the most pressing & extraordinary services. Nevertheless my Lord Treasurer now finds that divers bills have been drawn on Mr. Brydges for fortifications & also for the full pay of the troops. As soon as possible please discourse & advise with my Lord Galway upon this subject & how to rectify any mistakes that may have so happened. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 420.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Elizabeth Leland setting forth her husband's & her son's loyalty & that they have suffered great losses in the county of Lancaster: therefore praying [for them] some employment in the Customs at Liverpool or Bristol. Reference Book VIII, p. 300.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Frances Towers spinster for renewal of a lease of a water mill called Harpole Mill Co Northampton held of the late Hospital of the Savoy. Ibid., p. 301.
May 29. William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy. For supplying the several pressing services of the Navy the Lord Treasurer desires you to wait on the Bank of England and to obtain of them the further sum of 50000l. to be advanced at 5 per cent interest on the tallies & orders on the Land Tax anno 1708 which remain in your hands for the use of the Navy. Let the Lord Treasurer know when you have received this sum. Disposition Book XIX, p. 154.
Same to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons, to apply as follows 13013l. 9. 2 out of the sum of 15013l. 9. 2 which the Lord Treasurer desires you to raise at 5 per cent interest on the tallies & orders on the Land Tax anno 1708 remaining in your hands for the service of the Forces: viz:
£ s. d.
in part of 419608l. 18. 6 for the Guards & Garrisons anno 1708
for 60 days' clearings from Feb 25 last to April 24 last for the Troops & Regiments in England 5976 3 9
for the same 60 days' pay to the several Garrisons 2387 18 9
for the pay of several General & Staff Officers for 93 days to March 25 last 3103 17 0
in part of 87125l. 10. 0 for 5000 men in sea service anno 1708
for the same 60 days' clearings for the Regiments of Major Gen. Mordaunt & Col. Livesay 1545 9 8
£13013 9 2
Ibid., p. 155.
May 30. Royal sign manual for 500l. to Hugh Broughton, Consul at Venice, as in full of all claims by bills or otherwise for the postage of letters & other expenses for the service of the Crown in the reign of William III and since her Majesty's accession and in reward for his pains & labour in the public service in his said station. (Money warrant dated July 6 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 379.
(Money order dated July 10 hereon. Order Book VII, p. 159.)
May 31. Royal warrant dated Kensington to William Brydges, surveyor of her Majesty's woods in America, to permit the employees of Francis Collins merchant to proceed in the execution of his contract with the Navy Commissioners for 3 ships' loadings of masts annually for 5 years from 1707–8 Feb 1; in accordance wherewith he has applied for royal licence for cutting of trees within the Dominion of New England as hath been customary. You are to afford him the best assistance you can therein for the felling & transporting same from any of our woods in those parts “in such manner & with such privileges as by our royal prerogative & reservations made within any your grants or charters, may be needful.” Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 377.
A fresh royal warrant confirming and continuing the grant of land in St Christopher to Mary Bowden: in order to rectify the error in her name in the grant of 14 Aug 1707, ut supra p. 247 and Treasury Calendar, Vol. XXI, p. 401. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 235.
May 31. Letter of direction for 12334l. 7. 7¼ to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons: out of Contributions on the first Act [6 Anne c. 39] for sale of Annuities anno 1708: & is for services following viz:
in part of 419608l. 18. 6 for Guards & Garrisons anno 1708
£ s. d.
for 33 days' subsistence from May 23 inst to June 24 next for the Troops & Regiments in England 9098 16 9
on account of subsistence for the Officers of the Earl of Essex's Regiment lately returned from Spain: to wit from 24 Dec last to June 24 next 650
in part of 87125l. 10. 0 for the 5000 men in sea service anno 1708
for the same 33 days' subsistence for the Regiments of Major Gen. Mordaunt & Col. Livesay 1651 9 2
in part of 5000l. for the Invalids anno 1708
for 60 days' clearings from Feb 25 last to April 24 last for the four Companies of Invalids 259
for 123 days' pay from Dec 24 last to April 24 last for the Company at Upnor 175 1
on account of pay for the said Company from April 24 last 500
£12334 7
And for 8958l. 1. 1 to same out of the second payment which is to be made in the Exchequer on or before July 12 next by the East India Company [as by the Act 6 Anne c. 71] on account of their United Stock: & is for services following viz:
£ s. d.
in part of 419608l. 18. 6 for Guards & Garrisons anno 1708
for the abovesaid 33 days' subsistence for the Regiments in North Britain 8958 1 1
Disposition Book XIX, p. 155.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial of Count Gallas desiring that some cloths &c for tents for the King of Spain which is brought from Holland may be landed here Duty free in order to be sent forward for the use of the said King. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 420.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to take note of the enclosed release [missing] dated 1686 Nov 6, & enrolled in Chancery, made by Henry Dering (afterwards Sir Henry Dering) William Young & others, Commissioners for managing the revenue of Wine Licences, of an allowance of 2 per cent per annum over & above the interest of 6 per cent per annum for the sum of 30000l. advanced by them from Michaelmas 1685 until the determination of their contract. Ibid., p. 421.
May 31. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to complete the barracks directed to be built near Dublin for quartering 2 Regiments of Foot & 2 Troops of Horse at the total charge of 24813l. 17. 11, whereof 12720l. 3. 1¾ neat money has been already paid: all in accordance with the Act passed in the last session of Parliament in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 25.
Same to same to insert on the present & future Establishments of Ireland a pension of 100l. per an to Capt. Adam Blair, he having lost a leg & received other wounds at the siege of Alicante & is certified by Brigadier Gorges (under whom he served) as a great object of royal charity & compassion. Ibid., p. 26.