Warrant Books: July 1708, 16-20

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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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July 1708, 16–20

July 16. Money order for 20l. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Ranger of Cranborne Chase, for hay for the deer in said Chase for one year ended at Lady day 1708. Order Book VII, p. 185.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of the Ambassador from the Czar of Muscovy to seal his goods in order to his return home. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 442.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir Thomas Littleton on his accounts as Navy Treasurer, which he is prosecuting with all diligence. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 221.
[?] Report by same to the Queen on the memorial from Lord Lovelace, Governor of New York, relating to stores of war proposed by him to be sent to New York. I have asked the Principal Officers of the Ordnance for an account what stores have been sent thither, what account they have of them & what they think may be further necessary at this time for the said Governor, Lord Lovelace, to take along with him. The proportion of the stores contained in Lord Lovelace's demand which they think most necessary they estimate at 6782l. 15. 2½. As they may be much wanted I have no objection to their going by the first opportunity. But as the Board of Ordnance report that they have no account of the remains of stores in that Province I think it for the safety of the several Colonies & Plantations that the respective Governors should send an account as soon as may be of the remains of all ordnance stores and also to send the like accounts once a year.
Appending: (a) said report from the Office of Ordnance dated July 8 inst with a schedule setting out the details of the said proportion of ordnance to be sent to New York. The ordnance stores sent thither between 24 March 1700–1 and 9 Feb 1701–2 amounted to 942l. 13. 1 since which time several applications have been made by the Agents of that Province for further supplies but none has been ordered. We have only an account of the expence [expenditure] of the stores there from May 1702 to Feb 1704–5 but from that & from the information of Col. Romer (who in 1706 was Engineer in that Province) we believe stores are very much wanted. Nothing is given by Parliament to the Ordnance Office for supplying New York or any other of the Plantations with stores. We therefore hope you, the Lord Treasurer, will be pleased to direct money to defray the expense for what shall be ordered to be sent.
(b) said schedule. Ibid., pp. 221–3.
July 16. Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to Thomas Bingham to be surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Dennis Nevill, who is hereby superseded.
(Dormant warrant dated Aug 9 to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co Derby to pay said Bingham 50l. per an salary as from 1708 June 24.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 151, 154.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ John Nepper, William Trepland, James Cowrea & George Grayes as boatmen at Leith locis William Firguson, Walter Gabriel, Mathew Limburner, & James Kilpatrick who decline to serve in that employment. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 405.
July 17. Warrant dormant by same to the Commissioners for Transports to pay 100l. per an to Thomas Micklethwaite, Receiver & Paymaster of the Transport Service, as an additional allowance as from April 14 last (the time of his appointment) in consideration of the multiplicity of the business of his office & his extraordinary expense for clerks. Money Book XIX, p. 318.
July 18. Money warrant for 538l. to Hen Davenant, her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort, for 9 months, 1707 Sept 29 to 1708 June 24, on his ordinary of 40s. a day. Ibid., p. 323. Order Book VII, p. 173. Disposition Book XIX, p. 192.
July 19. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle, to Treasurer Godolphin to pay an additional salary of 500l. per an to John Scrope, one of the Barons of the Exchequer Court in Scotland: in regard of his having left the practice of the bar here in order to apply himself to the said service: to be paid as from Lady day 1708 in like manner as his salary of 500l. per an directed by the privy seal of May 13 last. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 400. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 406–7.
Same to same for 20000l. to John Tailer, Deputy to Samuel Travers Surveyor General of Crown Lands: to be applied towards building the Duke of Marlborough's house at Woodstock. (Money warrant dated July 22 hereon.) (Money order dated July 23 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 401. Order Book VII, p. 170.
Same to same to pay 55l. to the Corporation of Windsor, for the damage which hath or may arise to the tolls of Windsor bridge by the erecting the new free bridge at Datchet; 25l. to John Andrews one of the undertenants of the said Corporation “in satisfaction of the like tolls” & 20l. to John (Thomas) Bryers another of their undertenants who had been at expense in mending the way at Hogg Hole & had fenced in & planted aytes on 31 acres of land in a narrow slip left out of the enclosure next the Thames, in recompense of his losses by the levelling the banks & hedges to make the way more commodious for the Queen's coaches and attendance to pass: and likewise to pay 20l. per an to the said Corporation as from 1706 Aug 27 as recompense for the loss they sustain by levelling the banks, hedges & aytes on the aforesaid land; the levelling & grubbing of the premises having begun on the said 27 Aug 1706. [For the letter of direction see infra, p. 343]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 401–2.
July 19. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle, to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 15000l. to Spencer Compton as imprest for the French Protestants, 3000l. thereof for French ministers & 12000l. thereof for the others [laymen]: to be distributed according to directions from the Archbishop of Canterbury et al. (Money warrant dated July 19 hereon.) (Money order dated July 19 hereon.) For the letter of direction hereon see infra, p. 358, under date Aug. 9.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 403. Order Book VII, p. 171.
Money warrant for 40l. to Charles Whittaker for one year to 1707 Xmas on his salary as Foreign Opposer in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XIX, p. 318. Disposition Book XIX, p. 192.
Same for 313l. 8. 10½ to Charles, Duke of Bolton, Governor of the Isle of Wight & Receiver General of her Majesty's revenue there: for the surplusage on his account of receipts and payments in the said island for the year ended 1707 Sept 29. Money Book XIX, p. 319. Disposition Book XIX, p. 192.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Geo Davenant Esq, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of furniture, not detailed, for the Royal Anne man of war appointed for the transportation of the Queen of Portugal: to an estimate of 1090l. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 213.
July 20. Letter of direction for 2097l. 3. 4 to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: to be issued by 500l. a week from today: & to be issued to Henry Wise for works performed by him since July 1707 by her Majesty's command: viz:
£ s. d.
for works in St James's Park 282 17 8
for ditto at Kensington 105 19 6
for ditto at Hampton Court Gardens 1141 8 3
for ditto in Windsor Little Park 404 5 10
for ditto in Windsor Great Park 162 12 1
£2097 3 4
Disposition Book XIX, p. 183.
Same for 994l. 10. 1 to same: out of same: & is to be paid over to Michaell Studholme & Henry Wise for works severally performed in enlarging the canal in Windsor House Park & making a road round the wall of the said Park: towards which 400l. has been already advanced to said Studholme. (John Taylour in the absence of William Lowndes to the Paymaster of the Works to pay over the abovesaid 2097l. 3. 4 & 994l. 10. 1 as above.) Ibid., pp. 184, 188.
Same for 18000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of the fourth or last payment of the Contribution Money on the first Act [6 Anne c. 39] for sale of Annuities anno 1708 which is due to be made on Sept 25 next: the said sum being to be applied to pay one year's pensions to Lady day last to the pensioners depending on the Chest at Chatham: and is to be placed to the head of Wages. Ibid., p. 184.
July 20. Same for 10858l. 13. 11½ to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans made or to be made on credit of the Half Subsidies &c anno 1708: & is for services as follows: viz:
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for the Established Forces in Spain & Portugal anno 1708 £ s. d.
for subsistence to several of the [British] prisoners [in France] taken at Almanza that are here upon parole to the 23 Aug 1708, they being forthwith to return to France 1200
for 84 days' pay in advance to Lieut. Gen. Erle and the several Generals & other Officers appointed to serve under him on this present Expedition, pursuant to the Queen's sign manual of June 21 last 2367 6 0
for Contingencies of the said Forces 2000
for Dr. John Le Caan for his pay as Physician to her Majesty's Forces in Spain from 1707 Dec 24 to 1708 June 23 at 20s. a day 183
for clearings to the Foot Regiments of Mohun, Caulfeild, Hamilton and Moore from Dec 24 last to June 24 last and for Brigadier Wynne's Regiment from April 24 [last] to June 24 last, for which time their muster rolls are come in 2336 10 3
for subsistence of all the commissioned & non commissioned Officers with their servants & 40 private men of Col. Peirce's Regiment of Dragoons from 24 April last to June 23 last, being come from Spain to recruit, having delivered over the rest of the private men to other Regiments there 1214 18 4
to complete 864l. 13. 6 for the subsistence of all the Officers & servants of the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers for the same time, who are come home likewise to recruit, having similarly delivered over their private men in Spain 364 13 6
in part of 894272l. 3. 6 for the 40000 men anno 1708
for clearings of Major Gen. Farrington's Regiment from the 24th Dec 1707 to the 24 June 1708 721 12
in part of 177511l. 3. 6 for the 10000 men anno 1708
for clearings of Col. Johnson's Regiment from 24 Dec 1707 to 24 June 1708. 470 13 9
£10858 13 11½
Ibid., pp. 185–6.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons. The Lord Treasurer desires you to obtain the further sum of 22575l. 8. 11½ to be advanced by the Bank of England by 3 equal portions in 3 weeks from July 26 next upon a deposit of Malt tallies anno 1708: at 5 per cent interest and to be repaid to the Bank on or before 25 Sept next: and to apply same as follows (in the margin: these tallies redeemed by letter dated 29 July 1708)
in part of 419608l. 18. 6 for Guards and Garrisons anno 1708 £ s. d.
for 33 days' subsistence from July 23 inst to Aug 24 next for the Troops & Regiments in Great Britain 16857 0 10
for 61 days' subsistence for the Battalion of Guards in Holland “for the same time” [sic] 2276 3
in part of 87125l. 10. 0 for the 5000 men in sea service anno 1708
for the same 33 days' subsistence to the Regiments of Mordaunt, Kerr, Maccartney & Bowles 3442 4 4
£22575 8 11½
Disposition Book XIX, p. 187.
July 20. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Borret enclosing a letter & memorial [missing] relating to James Ford, now in Shrewsbury Gaol for listing several persons without authority. You are to prosecute him speedily & effectually. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 443.
Same to Mr. Walpoole [Secretary at War]. Mr. Brydges has applied for money for subsisting several Officers here whose Regiments are in Spain & Portugal. The Lord Treasurer cannot think it reasonable to supply that money till he knows how their leave of absence stands. Please examine the list & also acquaint his Royal Highness therewith in order to his issuing the necessary orders for hastening away the Officers to their respective commands. Ibid.