Warrant Books: June 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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June 1708, 11–20

June 11. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1708 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Transport Office: total 671l. 4. 6. Money Book XIX, p. 32.
Letter of direction for 6498l. 4. 10 to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, out of loans on Malt remaining in the Exchequer anno 1708: & is for services following viz:
£ s. d.
in part of 894272l. 3. 6 for the 40000 men anno 1708
upon account of clearings of those Forces & is to be applied towards answering Exchequer fees on the issues for this body from 23 Dec 1707 3504
in part of 177511l. 3. 6 for the 10000 additional men anno 1708
upon account of clearings of these Forces & is to be applied to the like fees for this body 695 1 2
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for the Established Forces in Spain & Portugal anno 1708
upon account of clearings of these Forces & is for the like fees 2299 3 8
£6498 4 10
Disposition Book XIX, p. 158c.
June 11. Same for 4379l. 19. 6 to same: out of the like loans: & is for services following viz
£ s. d.
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for the Established Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1708
for 2 months' subsistence April 24 last to June 23 inst to Maj. Gen. Farrington's Regiment of Foot 1797 19 6
for subsistence on account from Feb 24 last to June 23 inst to several Officers in England of the Regiments of Alnutt, Bretton, Mountandre & Magnay which are discontinued: at 400l. each Regiment 1600
for the pay of a Lieut. Genl., a Major Genl. and an Adjutant General serving under the King of Portugal for 6 months to the 23 June inst 732
in part of 500000l. for augmenting her Majesty's Forces & other purposes anno 1708
for the King of Spain as in part of 150000l. for himself & his Troops, being to be paid over as follows viz to John Tidcombe for so much expended by him in subsisting 3 Spanish Officers in the service of the King of Spain who were prisoners in France & who lately made their escape from thence 191 13 4
to Mr. Zinzerling for defraying the further charge of the said Officers in their return to Spain 58 6 8
£4379 19 6
Ibid., pp. 158c-159.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Bank of England has agreed to advance a further 25000l. on Land Tax tallies & orders anno 1708 in the Navy Treasurer's hands. Please assign payment thereof as follows viz
£ s. d.
to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of Marines, as imprest for the service of the Marines: & completes 11422l. 3. 10½ demanded by his memorial of May 25 last 6422 3 10½
for [Navy] Wear & Tear, to pay bills of exchange under that head 5000
for wages to seamen 13577 16
£25000 0 0
Ibid., p. 159.
Same to same. Pursuant to Treasurer Godolphin's directions of April 19 last, Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer, borrowed 20000l. from the Bank of England for paying seamen's wages and a further 6000l. on the 22nd April for paying bills of exchange. Both sums were repaid on the 26th May following. The interest thereon at 5 per cent amounts to 101l. 7. 4 and 27l. 18. 10 or in all 129l. 6. 2. Please make out a Navy bill for allowing said sum to said Littleton on his producing a receipt of his having paid it. Ibid., p. 160.
June 11. William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Hanmer. I have moved the Lord Treasurer upon your desires concerning the office of Remembrancer of First Fruits & Tenths. His Lordship will constitute such person thereto as the Duchess of Grafton (who is cestui que trust) will appoint to execute that office provisionally “but his lordship's deputation is to determine [end] when the proper officer shall appear and be sworn & to determine at the end of one year at the furthest in case he shall not appear within that time.” Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 424.
Same to the Board of Ordnance concerning the Portuguese Envoy's demands for 14 chests of arms consigned to Lisbon for the King of Portugal which (as he alleges) were taken by the Earl of Peterborough's orders and carried to Barcelona. You state that the said Earl has not replied to your question whether the said arms were made use of for her Majesty's service or not. I am to inform you that the Lord Treasurer has heard from the said Earl who makes no doubt but that they were delivered to the officers of the Ordnance for the service in Spain. The Lord Treasurer leaves the determination of this affair to your discretion, recommending you to give the said Envoy all possible despatch therein. Ibid., p. 425.
Same to same to furnish as follows, according to the memorial of John, Lord Lovelace, Governor of New York, for the like presents to be made to the Indians as were made in 1697: viz 400 fuzees, 30 barrels of gunpowder, 10000 flints, 1½ tons of lead. Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Montague to provide as follows for the like presents to the said Indians viz 4 large bales of woollen cloth, 200 shirts, 3 casks of brass kettles, 1 cask of round eyed hatchets, 1 cask of looking glasses & knives, 400 pair of Hoes [hose], 3 dozen of laced hats. Ibid., p. 426.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. When Mr. Borret was first appointed Solicitor for the Treasury he had particular directions to attend the several courts in Westminster Hall as constantly as possible to take care of the interests of the Crown, especially the Queen's part upon all Informations or Actions Popular upon personal statutes except those relating to the Customs or Excise for which there were particular solicitors. The Lord Treasurer desires to know whether your solicitor has duly so attended for such cases relating to the Customs & what advantage has accrued to the Crown thereby. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners.) Ibid.
Same to said Borret. What method have you taken in performing the above service & what advantage has accrued to the Crown thereby? Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Eliz. Caldwell praying a pension on the Irish Establishment in consideration of her own & her father's services upon the late Revolution “for which they had a grant, out of the forfeited estates, of 900l. per an but it [was] reassumed.” Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 31.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Addison for a lease of 4 small messuages in the Savoy which were possessed by the Jesuits & which he recovered [to the Crown] at his own charges. Reference Book VIII, p. 322.
June 12. Royal sign manual for 300l. to Thomas Le Fevre for his equipage & 40l. a day for his ordinary from June 1 inst as Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy to the King of Portugal. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 372.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to cause Charles Wiese to be instructed in the business of a landwaiter. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 426.
Same to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to report on the memorial from Sir Alexander Cuming concerning cocquets.
Prefixing: said memorial. By the laws & Acts of Parliament of Scotland all ships ought to have cocquets expressing the quantity & quality of their goods & the Conservator [of the Privileges of the Scottish Nation in the Netherlands] is bound to call for these cocquets in Holland and to require the skipper's oaths that they have no other goods than as therein & no prohibited goods & that [on clearing from Scotch ports] they have paid the Queen's Customs. By the Staple Contract between the Royal Burghs of Scotland & the States of Zeland & town of Camphire & likewise by a Proclamation of Privy Council of Scotland anno 1699 the Taxmen & Managers of the Customs are obliged to take bonds from ships masters that export staple goods that they land them at the Staple port [veere] & return certificate thereof from the Conservator.
The memorialist, Sir Alexander Cuming, the present Conservator, when he went lately to Holland to discharge his office found that by the neglect of the former Conservator there for several years past many ships that went thither from Scotland had no cocquets or had cocquets for only an inconsiderable part of their loadings and that wool & skins & other prohibited goods have been exported even since the Union. The town of Camphire has applied to the Queen, through the States General's Envoy, complaining of the breaches of the Staple Contract & praying that certificates as above be required from the new Conservator. This may be done by orders to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland & by letters to the Royal Burghs notifying that orders have been given to the said Conservator to put the laws in execution both in relation to the Staple Contract & the examination of cocquets. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 375–6.
June 14. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Charles Mason, late Treasurer for Transports, to assign to Thomas Micklethwaite, the present Treasurer for Transports, the 33300l. remaining in your hands in tallies & orders on Malt anno 1707 “and also money in Bank”: to be by him applied to the uses for which same was intended. Money Book XIX, p. 261.
Same by same to the Stamps Commissioners to pay the 1708 Land Tax assessments on the salaries of the under officers of their Office, whose salaries for the most part do not exceed 50l. per an, one 55l., one 60l. & one 70l.
Prefixing: presentment by said Commissioners as to the case of said under officers. Ibid., pp. 261–2.
June 14. Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay 1600l. per an to John Smith, Chancellor & under Treasurer of the Exchequer, as in lieu of perquisites & profits formerly taken by the Chancellor & under Treasurer: to wit as from April 22 last being the date of his patent of appointment. And hereby Henry Boyle, late Chancellor & under Treasurer, is to be paid from 1708 Lady day to April 22 on the like yearly “salary” of 1600l. Money Book XIX, p. 262.
Letter of direction for 23012l. to the Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of the following funds viz 100l. of loans on the eleventh 4s. Aid anno 1708; & 1364l. 12. 6¼ of Contributions on the first Act for Annuities anno 1708; and 21547l. 7. 5¾ of loans on Malt anno 1708: the said total to be placed to the head of Wages & to be paid to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick & Wounded, for services as follows.
to clear quarters for Sick & Wounded to Michaelmas 1706 6843
for the like for 1706 Xmas quarter 8577
for subsisting prisoners at war 1825
to answer foreign bills of exchange & other services 5767
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign said sum accordingly.) Disposition Book XIX, p. 160.
Same for 100l. to the Earl of Bradford, late Cofferer of the Household: out of arrears of Civil List moneys due before 1701–2 March 8: as in part of the arrears to the servants of the late king: & is intended to be paid over to Mr. Vezian in further part of what is owing to him as one of the Purveyors of the Stables to Wm. III. Ibid., p. 164.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett [Secretary to the Lord High Admiral]. On reading your letters of the 1st & 10th inst relating to convoys & cruisers the Lord Treasurer has directed the Customs Commissioners in England & Scotland to comply therewith. (Separate letters thereon to the said Commissioners accordingly to give orders to their officers to comply with the desires of the Admiralty Lords “if you have no objection thereunto.”) Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 427.
Same to Mr. Walpoole, Secretary at War, enclosing a report [missing] from the Transports Commissioners concerning the charge of the provisions supplied to the Troops which were sent from Holland on account of the late invasion. Please send same to Mr. Cardonell to be laid before the Duke of Marlborough “that his Grace may know how bountiful the Queen has been to them in not charging any part thereof to the account of the said Troops.” Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra and further to present such persons as they think fit to reside at Newfoundland to prevent the illegal trade there complained of.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington May 20 relating to the Trade and Fishery of Newfoundland; being made upon a representation from the Lords Commissioners of Trade & Plantations dated the 19th inst, made pursuant to an address of the House of Commons of March 31 last relating to the trade & fishery of Newfoundland. The said address besought the Queen to give directions that the laws relating to the trade & fishery of Newfoundland may be effectually put in execution against such Commanders of her Majesty's ships of war & of the forts & fortifications there as have or shall presume to exact, demand or receive any money or reward from any her Majesty's subjects in their voyages, trade & fishery to, from or at Newfoundland and that the Commanders be strictly forbidden to keep, use or employ any fishing boats for their own private use or advantage, as likewise that the laws relating to the said Fishery be put in execution against all offenders therein. (The said Representation from the Commissioners of Trade upon this address is here entered in full & is calendared in Calendar of State Papers, America & West Indies 1708, p. 733. It charges the inhabitants of the island with practising the following abuses: they continue to rind the trees; they ingross & encroach upon fishing ships' rooms; they frequently in the winter destroy several of the stages, flakes & cook rooms; the Fishing Admirals are very negligent in seeing the rules & orders concerning the regulation of the Fishery duly put in execution & in keeping journals of the Fishery & in transmitting copies thereof to the Privy Council as directed by the Act [10 Wm. III c. 14] for Encouraging Trade to Newfoundland; the Fishing Admirals being traders themselves are very partial in the determination of differences and the appeals from their sentence to the Captains of her Majesty's ships of war are seldom heard by reason of their arrival so late in the year at Newfoundland; lastly masters of fishing ships & by boats do very often neglect to produce certificates of their having their complements of green men or fresh men as by the said law they are required to have for the better increase of seamen.)
Upon reading this representation the Queen in Council hereby orders that in case any Commanders of her ships be found guilty of any the corrupt practices mentioned they be proceeded against; that an annual commission be given to the Commodore of the Newfoundland Convoys to command at land during his stay in those parts with directions for the better putting into execution the said Act: & that the Commissioners for Trade do continue to examine the proceedings of Major Lloyd, Governor of the Fort of St Johns, Newfoundland & report thereon & that meanwhile he be written to signifying her Majesty's disallowance of his proceedings & that he yield all obedience to the Commodore of the Convoy so commissioned as above during his stay in those parts: finally that the Customs officers of the English ports return lists of all ships sailing thence for the said Fishery with the names of such masters as have not made certificate with regard to their complements of crews as above: and that an officer of the Customs be sent to reside there to prevent the illegal trade of carrying wine, brandy, salt, oil, French linens &c in the ships that fetch salt from Portugal & trucking the said goods at Newfoundland with the masters of New England ships for tobacco, sugar & other enumerated goods which are then carried to Portugal and other foreign markets in the Straits. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 111–116.
June 14. Treasury reference to the officers of the Jewel Office of the petition of the Queen's watermen shewing that on the issue of new badges the Jewel Office has required them to return the old ones, which they pray leave to keep “having no other perquisites.” Reference Book VIII, p. 301.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] of the petition of John, Lord Lovelace praying that 400l. may be granted out of the respits on the Forces in New York towards raising 100 men to recruit the Companies there, at the rate of 4l. per man. Ibid., p. 322.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Robert Walpoole [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 85l. 10. 0 to Brigadier Thomas Poultney for his pay as Brigadier on the late Expedition to Scotland.
Prefixing: report by said Walpole & by J. Howe on said Poultney's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 179.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Thomas Jett as Paymaster of unsatisfied Debentures charged on Irish Forfeitures.
Prefixing: report by Henry Stevens, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer on the sufficiency of said securities. Ibid.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent under the Exchequer seal to appoint William Long to be steward of divers manors Co Somerset loco, & on the surrender of, Richard Fownes to whom he has been deputy for 2 years.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., p. 180.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] for the provision of plate for Lord Lovelace's chapel as Governor of New York: to an estimate of 80l.: and likewise of a [like] warrant for Prayer Books, cushions, pulpit cloth &c [for his said chapel] to an estimate 133l. Ibid.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to replace the bridges and pounds in the ancient demesne manor of Cookham at the Queen's expense: out of wood sales.
Prefixing: report by said Wilcox. There are 2 pounds belonging to the manor & the bridges have been repaired by allowance of timber out of the royal forest and the reeve has paid for the workmanship out of quit rents. Ibid., pp. 190–1.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ Thomas Dishington as wine taster and inspector of tobaccoes in the port of Leith at 30l. per an salary
Walter Camerone and Henry Cairncross as tidesmen at Inverness locis John Hamilton and James Gordon who have declined those employments.
Ambrose Osburne (tidesman at Kirkcaldy) as a tidesman at Leith loco William Keat dismissed.
William Dalzyol as a tidewaiter at Kirkcaldy loco said Osburne.
Walter Ogilvie as a tidewaiter at Inverness loco Roger Billings deceased.
Francis Woodhouse as tidewaiter at Turnberry and James Stevenson as same at Girwin in the precinct of Ayr at the like salaries as are allowed to tidewaiters in the said precinct.
Charles Langrish as landwaiter at Aberdeen loco Philip Orfeur.
Philip Orfeur as riding officer loco said Langrish.
Alexander Blair as warehousekeeper & Register of wool at Edinburgh at 30l. per an. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 377–8.
June 14. William Lowndes to same to give orders to the Collector or chief officer of Leith port to comply with (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) abstract of a letter from J. Burchett [Secretary to the Admiralty] to said Lowndes dated Admiralty Office June 1 inst. By an Act of last session [6 Anne c. 65] it is required that an account be kept of the proceedings of her Majesty's cruizing ships. The Navy Board has proposed to the Lord Admiral that the Collector or chief officer of Customs at Leith may receive & take care of the anchors & cables which shall be sent thither for the use of her Majesty's ships on that coast, and that he may keep the accounts of the convoys & cruizers according to the directions & scheme which will be sent to him from this, the Lord Admiral's office. The Lord Admiral desires the Lord Treasurer to direct the said Customs Collector accordingly. Ibid., p. 379.
June 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's Charities & Bounties, to pay 10l. to Bernard Gates for the quarter in which the Turkish girl died in March last, on the 40l. per an payable to him for her maintenance; he having been at considerable expense during her sickness & for her funeral. Money Book XIX, p. 263.
Same by same to same to pay 20l. to Ann Hamilton as royal bounty. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 50000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of the like sum agreed to be advanced by Sir Henry Furnese half on credit of Malt Duties anno 1708 & half on credit of the Half Subsidies &c anno 1708: & is to answer bills of exchange for the Victualling & to be placed in the Navy accounts to the following heads: viz:
£ s. d.
to complete 494000l. computed at the rate of 19s. per man per month for the Victualling 16729 5 1
for the extraordinary service of the Victualling: to be supplied out of the rate which was intended by the Lord Treasurer for Wear & Tear 33270 14 11
Disposition Book XIX, p. 161.
William Lowndes to the Deputy [Queen's] Remembrancer to examine the security of Mr. Gyde as Agent at Jamaica to the Commissioners for Sick & Wounded. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 425.
June 15. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare a state of the accounts of Samuell Pepys, deceased, as late Treasurer for Tangier, Clerk of the Acts of the Navy & Secretary of the Admiralty; the vouchers whereof have for many years lain before the Auditors of Imprests. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 428.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of the Earl of Sunderland, Principal Secretary of State, with Col. Leighton's petition praying that Mr. Barrett may be directed to proceed in the affair relating to the place of the Warden of the Fleet. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed letter & account [missing] sent hither by Mr. Chetwynd “which account is made up by the General of the Finances to the Duke of Savoy” for the expenses of the last campaign.” Ibid., p. 430.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Deliverance Barnfield for a tidewaiter's place, being recommended by Earl Rivers, the bishop of London et al. Reference Book VIII, p. 322.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Rogers & Alexander Horton, Receivers General of Land Tax for Co Bucks, praying to be appointed Receivers General for the Duties on Houses for said county (to wit for the arrears anno 1707 & for the growing Duty) and proposing their securities. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant dated July 12 to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said securities). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 177, 178.
June 16. Royal letters patent appointing Charles Whiteacre (a Serjeant at Law) to be Chief Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke & Cardigan & Haverford West: with the fee of 50l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 415.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill detailed of the Hawkers & Pedlars Commissioners for the year ended 1706 June 24: total 402l. 16. 9. Money Book XIX, p. 263.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to prepare a state of the accounts of the Commissioners for Hawkers & Pedlars from 23 June 1705 to 24 June 1706 according to the book thereof sent herewith: “taking care not to insert any articles or cravings on behalf of the accountants which are not warranted by the ancient Rules and Course of the Exchequer.” Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 430.
June 17. Money order for 500l. to Mitford Crowe, Capt. Gen. & Govr. in Chief of Barbados & several other islands & places in America; for one quarter due May 9 last on his allowance. Order Book VII, p. 145.
Letter of direction for issues as follow out of Civil List funds:
£ s. d.
to Mr. Edwyn for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Exchequer 170 12
to Walter Clark for a moiety of a seizure 17 18
to Sir Charles Cotterell for a present to the Envoy of Genoa 322
to the executors of Serjeant Neave 59 18 7
£570 9
Disposition Book XIX, p. 161.
June 17, Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Chief Baron to admit William Harris & John Townsend of the City of Oxford to compound for their forfeited recognizances in behalf of Walter Ducaine. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 428.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Queen has constituted Gregory King, William Vanbrugh & Edmund Williamson Commissioners for stating the debts of the Army in the late reign, & the Civil List debt at the death of Wm. III. Please send them all such lists, states or certificates as they may require. Ibid., p. 429.
Treasurer Godolphin to Col. Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica. The Commissioners for Prizes inform me that judgment is obtained against Arnold Brown, late Agent for Prizes in Jamaica, for 6499l. for the produce of prizes sold by him there, notwithstanding very great & very extraordinary allowances have been made to him. Please give all possible countenance & assistance to the persons employed for the recovery of that judgment. By some letters which I received from you above 1½ years since you stated that Brown (who was then newly superseded) had in his hands 7–8000l. of the Queen's money which you expected would have been sent home by the fleet which was then coming away. “The care you take in this matter will confirm the good opinion I have always had of your zeal & integrity for her Majesty's service.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of the wives & other relations of the company of the ship Triton shewing that the ships Deimarist & Entreprenant of St Malo, taken prize by her Majesty's ship Triton about 3 years since and afterwards sold to her Majesty, were paid for by the Navy Board above a year since: but the gun money amounting to 760l. has never yet been paid notwithstanding many applications: therefore praying consideration hereof, petitioners being reduced to great extremity. Reference Book VIII, p. 325.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of several messuages & tenements in the bailiwick of St James's in order to a fresh lease thereof to Thomas Beak.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General on said Beak's petition. By a great seal of 1668 Aug 11 Charles II granted to Sir William Poulteney several closes, lands & tenements, parcel of the said bailiwick. Petitioner has purchased the said Pulteney's interest in the messuages & tenements petitioned for. “The lands of this bailiwick being parcelled out to builders and the names altered, tis difficult to distinguish them by what they were anciently called so that I cannot with any certainty inform your Lordship whether that which this petitioner desires be in that part of Sir William Pulteney's grant which commenced the 14th of Feb 1688.” What he desires was formerly a messuage or tenement called the Waterhouse with half an acre formerly parcel of a field called the 6 Acres situate near Mulghay alias Dogg Feilds; on this half acre now stand 20 mean tenements & some small sheds & stables facing King Street, Beak Street & Swallow Street & of the present rack rent or value of about 192l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 181–3.
June 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for the Transport Service to pay 3820l. 19. 7 to Edward Colvill for victualling 5324 soldiers who came from Ostend on the occasion of the late invasion, notwithstanding he cannot produce regular vouchers for the several quantities of the provisions. No part thereof is to be charged to the respective Regiments which received the said provisions. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 185.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 9 to John Charlton, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery of 80 ounces of gold plate to Hugh Boscawen as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 40l. Ibid., p. 199.
June 18. Money warrant for 2277l. 10. 0 to Sir Stephen Evance, her Majesty's Jeweller, for jewels provided by him as follows by her Majesty's command as by certificate of the Lord Chamberlain dated Nov 13 last: viz
£ s. d.
for a present of a ring of the value of 350l. to Monsieur Rosencrans, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark 350
for a present to Senior Erizzo & Senior Pisani Ambassadors from Venice, being her Majesty's picture set with diamonds to each of them, at the value of 800l. each 1600
for presents to the Secretaries of the said Ambassadors of 2 diamond rings of the value of 110l. each 220
for her Majesty's picture set in diamonds & sent to Switzerland of the value of 100 guineas 107 10 0
£2277 10 0
Appending: certificate by the Lord Chamberlain. (Money order dated June 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 30 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 264. Order Book VII, p. 152. Disposition Book XIX, p. 169.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List funds: for secret service. Disposition Book XIX, p. 161.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Robert Walpole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 320l. to John, Lord Lovelace, Governor of New York, out of the respits of the four Companies of Foot there, being for the levy money of 80 men to be raised to recruit the said Companies.
Prefixing: report dated June 17 by the Marquess of Kent [sic a clerical slip for John Howe, Paymaster of the Forces] on the petition of said Lovelace ut supra, p. 270. By the muster rolls lately come from New York the Companies appear mustered to Dec 24 last & 83 men are respited in the whole four Companies, towards recruiting which Capt. Congreve has raised 65 men in England. But Lord Lovelace produces a certificate signed by Capt. Congreve & Lieut. Shanks affirming that in the last muster rolls they find 45 men continued in the Companies that to their knowledge were unfit for service when they came from New York about 2 years since & his lordship alleges that it is very probable several others are now become unserviceable and some dead since the last rolls. Considering this & the accidents that may happen before the recruits arrive at New York I propose to allow levy money for the 45 invalids as above & the 18 men now defective by the muster rolls & a further 17 men making 80 men in all. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 184.
June 18 & 19. Report by same to the Queen on the petition of Giles Lake et al concerning the ship Jolly & her lading, appraised at 121l. 16. 6. As there is usually a great difference between the appraised value & the real value of ships & cargoes I sent to the officers concerned in the Perquisites of Admiralty for a certificate of the value. They certify she was sold for 650l. yielding 570l. clear of the Lord Admiral's tenths and incident charges. In regard your royal intention was to grant to the petitioners the whole ship & lading of a gross produce not exceeding 121l. 16. 6 (on their paying the tenths & incidents) I propose that they be allowed 100l. out of the proceeds of sale, which is full as much as they would have had if the ship & cargo had been sold for no more than the appraised value: and that the balance be applied towards satisfying the payments charged upon the Droits of Admiralty “that revenue, since the late Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 73, clauses 11 and 12 making prize ships liable to pay the Customs under that Act] falling very short of answering the same.”
Appending: order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington April 15 made upon the report from the Lord Admiral (dated April 1 and set out in full) that the abovesaid petitioners be allowed the abovesaid ship & lading. Ibid., pp. 186, 188–9.
June 19. Royal warrant dated St James's to the Commissioners for the Transport Service to pay 3820l. 19. 7 to Edward Colvill of Newcastle on Tyne gent for victualling 5324 soldiers who came from Ostend on occasion of the late invasion.
Appending: (a) account of the provisions bought by said Colvill at Newcastle for victualling 5324 soldiers on board 26 transports between 23 March 1707–8 & 23 April following: (b) said Colvill's affidavit: (c) certificate by the Victualling Commissioners that said Colvill as their correspondent at Newcastle supplied the said provisions pursuant to Rear Admiral Baker's orders: (d.) report by the Commissioners for Transports on the account of said provisions. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 363–5.
Same dormant dated Kensington to Spencer Compton to pay to Michel de Montfegur [Montsegur] a pension of 5s. a day from date hereof. Ibid., p. 366.
Royal sign manual, dated same, to John How, Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons, confirming the royal sign manual warrant 1702–3 Jan 29 ascertaining the sums (amounting in the whole to 3576l. 1. 8) to be detained by him out of the deduction of 12d. per $$ of the pay of the said Forces: all by reason that it is necessary [in consequence of the Union with Scotland] to revoke the said How's patent as Receiver & Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons & to replace it by the patent of 1707 Dec 30 constituting him Receiver & Paymaster of all the Guards & Garrisons of Great Britain. Ibid., pp. 366–7.
June 19. Royal sign manual dormant to Spencer Compton to pay 20l. per an to Marmaduke Conway late one of the falconers, as a pension as from Lady day last, during pleasure. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 367.
Royal warrant dated St James's to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 2858l. 10. 6¼ to William Clayton (viz 988l. 12. 6½ out of Contributions on the first Act for Annuities anno 1708 and 1869l. 17. 11¾ on the second Act for Annuities anno 1708) as imprest & upon account to satisfy to the contributors the 5 per cent interest [rebate] for prompt payment of their contributions. Ibid., p. 373.
Same dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances as follow to be made to Charles Fox in his accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces acting in conjunction with the Allies: representing payments made by him in his said capacity for which the Queen's warrants are wanting, as is reported by Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, upon his stating and making up the said accounts: to wit: the payments made by said Fox to the Foreign Forces amount to 513136l. 7. 0¼ being her Majesty's proportion of the pay & extraordinaries for the full numbers; but their pay being without muster rolls cannot regularly be allowed without royal warrant: and the extraordinaries, waggon money, forage, recruits &c appearing by acquittances to have been made according to the establishment upon authentic certificates that the States General have paid the like sums for their moiety may in the opinion of the auditor be provided for by royal warrant: and the sum of 6857l. 2. 6 paid to the General himself for Contingencies & paid away by him for services for which no vouchers were or could properly be taken cannot be allowed except by royal warrant: and the sum of 314461l. 16. 9¾ paid for subsidies to the King of Denmark, Duke of Savoy, Landgrave of Hesse, Elector of Treves & Circle of Swabia are certified to be pursuant to the treaties with those princes & acquittances are brought for same; therefore they may be similarly allowed by royal warrant: and as to the 40000l. appearing as lent to the King of Spain for which only the acquittance of the Almirante of Castile is produced, and the 697l. 13. 9 to the Elector Palatine to enable him to make his journey to Vienna for the good of the common cause, both these sums are said to be paid by special directions but no warrant or other authority appears for payment thereof & they must therefore be authorised by royal warrant: further the accomptant brings to account several payments belonging to the year 1703 amounting to 4415l. 9. 1 which being part of that year's establishment & not before brought to account in the account of that year will require a royal warrant: further the accomptant craves allowance of 3525l. 17. 5 appearing by acquittances to have been paid for subsistence & offreckonings of Col. Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons & Lord Donegal's Regiment of Foot from 25 Oct to 23 Decr [1704] although the relative muster rolls are not yet returned from Portugal & same may be allowed with a memorandum for subsequent production of said muster rolls: further the sum of 138723l. 6. 4 paid to the King of Portugal for the ordinary & extraordinary pay of his Troops from 1703–4 Jan 1 to Dec 31 following appears by receipts to have been paid for the full number of men as by the treaty but no muster rolls are produced: further the 1000l. paid on 2 bills of exchange drawn by Martin Tucker of Dublin for provisions & transport of Forces from Ireland to Portugal may be allowed by setting same in super on the Transports Commissioners to whom the said Tucker was agent: further the 36933l. 10. 4½ claimed for loss of exchange by money remitted for the Forces is in accordance with agreements made by the Lord Treasurer [with the Bank & with exchange brokers]: further the sum of 8164l. 17. 1¾ for fees paid at the Exchequer for receiving money for the use of the said Forces is according to the rate settled by Act of Parliament as also the sum of 113l. 18. 0 for the accountant's charge of passing privy seals &c. All the above items are hereby to be allowed accordingly to said Fox in his account: that is to say (on the Establishment of the 40000 men) 113560l. 18. 3½ paid to the Danes for their pay from 25 Dec 1703 to 23 Dec 1704 in pursuance of the treaty dated 1701 June 15 between Wm. III, the King of Denmark & the States General: (2) 52427l. 14. 6½ for the pay of the Hessians for the same time pursuant to a convention between Wm. III, the States General & the Landgrave of Hesse dated 1701 Feb 13; (3) 42017l. 12. 5¼ for the pay of the Prussian Forces for the same time pursuant to a treaty between Wm. III, the States General & the King of Prussia dated 1701 Jan 9; (4) 167463l. 6. 10½ for pay of the troops of Hanover & Zelle for the same time pursuant to a convention between Queen Anne & the Duke of Brunswick & Luneburg dated 1702 June 21; (5) 24274l. 1. 11½ to the said Danish Forces for their extraordinaries, forage, recruits & waggon money; (6) 3085l. 10. 0½ to the Prussians for the like; (7) 7125l. 8. 9¾ to the Hessians for the like: making the total payments for the 40000 men to be 409954l. 12. 11½: (8) (on the Establishment of the 20000 men) the sum of 26753l. 6. 2 for the pay of the troops of Holstein Gottorp for the same time pursuant to a convention between England, Holland & the Duke of Holstein dated 15 March 1703; (9) 22709l. 7. 10¼ for pay of the Troops of Saxe Gotha for the same time pursuant to a like convention with the Duke of Saxe Gotha dated 1703 March 27; (10) 10602l. 1. 7 for pay of the Foot Regiment of Hesse Cassel for same time pursuant to a like convention with the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel dated 1703 March 31; (11) 14274l. 1. 11¼ for pay of the Regiment of Dragoons of Walef for the same time pursuant to a convention with Monsieur Walef dated 24 Feb 1703; (12) 8126l. 19. 6¼ for the pay for the same time of 520 supernumerary men on the Danish Establishment over & above the 12000 men stipulated by the Treaty according to the Treaty of Repartition; (13) 14685l. 7. 6½ for pay of the Troops of the Elector Palatine from 1703 Dec 25 to 1704 April 15 pursuant to a convention dated 1703 May 17: “and pursuant to the said convention & our Establishment from the 15 April to the 23 Dec 1704”: (14) 2655l. 13. 0¾ to the several Regiments & Troops aforesaid for extraordinaries, forage and recruits; (15) 3374l. 6. 4¾ for waggon money: making a total of 103181l. 14. 10¾ for the said 20000 men; (16) 6857l. 2. 6 paid to the Duke of Marlborough without account: (17) 25000l. paid to the King of Denmark in full of all arrears of subsidy due to him before the year 1704 pursuant to a treaty dated 1701 June 15; (18) 37656l. 5. 0 to same for the usual subsidy of 150000 Rix Dollars for the year ended 1704 Dec 23 pursuant to the said Treaty (19) 11627l. 18. 1½ to the Landgrave of Hesse for the annual subsidy due to him for the said year pursuant to the Treaty of 1701 Feb 13; (20) 5813l. 19. 0¾ to the Elector of Treves for the like annual subsidy for same year pursuant to a Treaty dated 7 May 1702; (21) 31007l. 15. 0 to the Circle of Swabia for two thirds of 200000 Rix Dollars “which we consented to pay as our share to the said Circle to encourage them to continue in the interest of the Allies & not accept of a neutrality”; (22) 203355l. 19. 7½ to the Duke of Savoy being our proportion of what was agreed to be advanced towards the said Duke's assistance and for the monthly subsidy agreed to be paid him from the day of his declaration against France, which was the 3 Oct 1703, pursuant to the 7th article of the Treaty concluded with that Prince and which completes our proportion of the said subsidy to the 2 January new style 1704: amounting in all, for subsidies, to 314461l. 16. 9¾; (23) 40000l. paid to the King of Spain as money lent, for which the acquittance of the Almirante of Castile is produced; (24) 697l. 13. 9 paid to the Elector Palatine to enable him to make his journey to Vienna for the good of the common cause; (25) 4415l. 9. 1 being payments belonging to the year 1703 & part of that year's establishment but not hitherto brought to account; (26) 3525l. 17. 5 paid for subsistence & offreckonings of Col. Cunningham's Dragoons & Lord Donegal's Regiment of Foot from 25 Oct 1704 to 23 Dec 1704 though the relative muster rolls be not returned, “the auditor taking care to make a memorandum upon the account to surcharge the accomptant with that sum in any subsequent account wherein he shall be allowed the full pay of the said Regiments according to the establishment & Muster Rolls”; (27) 138723l. 6. 4 paid to the King of Portugal for the ordinary & extraordinary pay of the troops for the year 1704 although no muster rolls have been produced for any of the said Forces “we being informed by letter from John Methuen Esq, our late Ambassador at Portugal, that their manner there in those cases is quite different from the musters taken of our Forces here: but that both he & the Minister of the States of Holland had before them from the said King's books authentic papers shewing that the 13000 men agreed to be mustered by him were complete”; (28) 1000l. paid to Martin Tucker on 2 bills of exchange drawn by him [Tucker] from Dublin for provisions & transport for Forces from Ireland to Portugal & [the Auditor is] to set the same in super on the Transports Commissioners to whom he was agent; (29) 36933l. 10. 4½ loss by difference of exchange on money remitted by him [Fox] to Holland & Portugal according to agreements made with the Lord Treasurer; (30) 8164l. 17. 1¾ for Exchequer fees on the receipt of moneys; (31) 113l. 10. 0 for the charge of passing & entering 3 privy seals & 5 warrants. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 392–6.
June 19. William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Sick & Wounded. Dr. Morley has agreed to be surety in 1000l. with condition that Joseph Gyde, your late agent in Jamaica, shall make up his accounts with you. Please prepare the bond accordingly. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 431.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Warden &c of the Mint to deliver up John Drummond's bonds for his due answering for 400 tons of tin consigned to him & company at Amsterdam pursuant to Treasurer Godolphin's warrant of 20 Oct 1704 & a further 400 tons similarly consigned under the like warrant of 8 June 1705: he having duly accounted to her Majesty therefor according to the course of the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 187.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners in North Britain to make an additional allowance of 100l. per an to James Boyle, their cashier, he having only 200l. per an for the salary of himself & clerks, & that sum being hardly sufficient for those employed under him.
Prefixing: representation from said Boyle. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 378.