Warrant Books: July 1708, 26-31

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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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July 1708, 26–31

July 26. Money warrant for 4084l. 16. 7 to Samuell Smethyn, her Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works, gilt & white plate &c delivered into the Jewel House between Lady day 1707 & Midsummer 1708.
Appending: five certificates by the Master of the Jewel House of the said deliveries. Money Book XIX, pp. 319–20. Order Book VII, p. 170. Disposition Book XIX, p. 192.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of the Salt Office for last June 24 quarter: total 678l. 9. 1½. Money Book XIX, p. 236.
Warrant by same to Henry Baker to pay 479l. 19. 0 to persons as follows for attending the Secretary of State, the Lords Commissioners [? sic for Committees] & House of Lords upon the business of Alexander Valeir [Valiere], Bara & others and for charges in taking Valiere, Bland, Pope, Ford, Spice & Peirce and [pursuing] after Coxall & Fulter (now taken) through the counties of Kent & Sussex.
Prefixing: bill of said charges as allowed by Secretary Sunderland; giving the names of the persons who so attended with the number of days they attended: being Ralph Hatton & Thomas Hatton from Hythe, John Stubbers of Sandwich, John Hartley (who informed against Weaver & Watting), John Carter from Deal, Johanna Riches (who keeps a coffee house at Deal) & William Reven [Riven], & Joseph Verge & Daniell Morrillion from Deal, Capt. Jordain (“from 7 Jan to 10 April a large family 10 children practices physick & surgery in the country on the coasts”) Phillip Watting [Wathing] & John Weaver from Deal (both in custody), Mr. [Tobias] Bowles & Capt. [Lancelot] Whitehall. “Many others were produced and examined and then ordered to be discharged.” The bill includes items paid to Capt. Moses at Deptford & Deal and for intercepting and translating letters from the Captain of the Bullogne. (fn. 1) Money Book XIX, pp. 322–3.
July 26. Money warrant for 60l. 16. 8 to Clement Cotterell for half a year to 1707 Sept 29 on his patent fees of 6s. a day as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. Ibid., p. 323. Disposition Book XIX, p. 193.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brereton. The Lord Treasurer gives you 6 weeks' leave from your Board. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 447.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin dated Windsor Castle to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington May 20 last prescribing Instructions concerning the revenue of Customs in the Island of Guernsey, the Customs Commissioners having represented that divers frauds have been committed there for want of sufficient authority in the Customs officers.
(1) Samuel Blinston, Register of Certificates, John Thompson who is cheque & comptrol on said Blenston & all other Customs officers in said island, are to be permitted quietly to visit all ships to take an account of their ladings: & upon certificate attesting the growth & shipping of such goods as by licence of the Governor of the Island shall be exported thence to England [it is hereby ordered that] the said goods by virtue of the charters & privileges granted to said island do pass free of Customs in Great Britain. In order to the due attestation of the said certificates the said Register & Comptroller are to administer oaths to the ship's master or other relative thereto and to examine them on oath.
(2) No one is to ship anything for export from said island or to land anything there before entering with the Register & Comptroller & no goods are to be shipped or landed save in the presence of an officer as by the Order in Council of 11 April 1700.
(3) Ships are to be entered in the books of the said Register & Comptroller & before sailing they are to deliver a Content [manifest] & bond is to be given for foreign goods exported.
(4) Whereas the Customs officers there have been lately threatened, abused and obstructed & goods forcibly taken from them when under seizure, the same is to be penal in like manner as in the Act of [Frauds] 14 Car II c. 11.
(5) The better to prevent French goods being exported from the said island to Great Britain under the colour of Prize goods, the captors, armators or other persons claiming such prize are, before export of such goods, to deliver to the said Register & Comptroller a copy of the condemnation of such prize in the Admiralty Court.
(6) For the convenience of shippers the said Customs officers are to attend where required between sunrise & sunset from 10 Sept to 10 March & from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening from 10 March to 10 Sept. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 123–7.
July 26. Order by Treasurer Godolphin dated Windsor Castle to the Customs Commissioners for the observation of a like Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington 20 May 1708 with Instructions to John Robinson as Register of Certificates & other the Customs officers in the island of Jersey.
Prefixing: said Order in Council. Ibid., pp. 127–130.
The like for the observation of an Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington 26 June 1708 relative to cruizers and convoys in Jersey & Guernsey.
Prefixing: said Order in Council requiring that the Act [6 Anne c. 65] of the last sessions of Parliament for the better securing the trade of this kingdom by cruizers & convoys be duly observed in the said islands and be registered & published in the respective Royal Courts there: it being thereby provided that on bringing in any prize into any port of the kingdom such goods may be landed in presence of the Customs officers & lodged in her Majesty's store houses under 3 locks until appraisal & sale, & the buyer to pay the Customs. Ibid., pp. 131–2.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated Windsor Castle to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Thomas Albert, one of the Receivers General of Taxes for Co Worcester, on his accounts, he being disabled from passing same by reason that several of the duplicates for the Land Tax & Duties on Houses for the year 1706 are not yet returned into the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 225.
Same by same to same for stay of process against Harry Mordaunt on his accounts as Treasurer of the Ordnance by reason that his first account for 1706 depended on transfers & otherwise with relation to the late Treasurer of the Ordnance's accounts & could not pass a regular examination of the Board of Ordnance till very lately. Ibid.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises ut supra, Treasury Calendar XXI, p. 350 [being a tenement at Richmond], in order to a lease thereof to Richard Goodrick.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Goodrick's petition. The premises fell into the Queen's hands 20 Feb 1705–6 by the expiry of a lease from Edward Villers & Sir Edward Villers to Edward Holmwood whose daughter married John Lauze who mortgaged to Evan Williams who also petitions for a lease but is opposed by Lauze who has a decree in Chancery against him. Lauze favours this petition of Goodrick. Ibid., pp. 226–7.
Same by same to same for a particular of premises [a house at Richmond part of land called the Fryars there] in order to a lease thereof to William Gardiner gent.
Prefixing said Surveyor's report on said Gardiner's petition for same. Ibid., pp. 236–7.
July 26. Same by same to same for a particular of the waste ground & stallage of pens & stalls within the town of Romford in Essex, parcel of the manor of Havering atte Bower, & the profits of fairs & the piccage & liberty of piccage & digging within the said town & all tolls, customs & profits of the said piccage & stallage & of the fairs & markets held within the said town of Romford or in any other place within the lordship & manor of Havering atte Bower & of all incroachments & concealments within the said town: all as granted 1619 Oct 5 to trustees for Prince Charles & assigned by said trustees 1630 May 7 to John Edisbury & since come by mesne assignments to George Edwards, late husband to Mary Edwards who is now the wife of Mark Frost of Bow, brewer: all in order to a new lease thereof to the said Mark Frost.
Prefixing: report ut supra. The premises were part of the late Queen Katherine's jointure. In the Parliament Survey of 1650 the tolls &c are estimated at 98l. per an above the old rent of 40s. per an but as only worth 40s. per an if the tenants of the liberty should make good their claim which was then in dispute at law. The possessors have always defended the Crown title but have been frequently vexed in law. Ibid., pp. 237–9.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to employ Gabriel Ogilvie as a tidewater at Inverness loco John Baden (? Baders) who declines that employment. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 408.
July 27. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Samson Mears & Jacob Mears relating to the contract for the pacquet boats for the West Indies, with Mr. Dummer's answer thereto and the reply of the said Mears [all missing]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 447.
Same to Mr. Popple for the Commissioners of Trade to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Rayner, her Majesty's Attorney General for New York. Do the Commissioners think it necessary to have that office & salary continued ? Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Scarborough. At your request about a fortnight ago, & by the Lord Treasurer's command, I put a stop to the payment of money to Mr. Colville for the provisions furnished to the soldiers sent from Holland on occasion of the late Invasion. He has since daily attended the Treasury here & at Windsor and produced to the Lord Treasurer several letters & certificates to justify his conduct in that matter & he now prays either to be paid with some consideration for damage or to know what is objected & to be allowed to clear himself. The Lord Treasurer thinks this not unreasonable & desires you to send in writing as soon as possible what the complaints are, with the proofs, so that they may be speedily examined & that he may be obliged to make reparation if he has committed any frauds, otherwise that he may be paid & sent home so as to ease my Lord of the clamour which will continue till this be done. Ibid., p. 448.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Gilliver. The Duke of Shrewsbury has complained of you in a letter to the Lord Treasurer about matters of a very extraordinary nature as you will see by the enclosed extract [missing]. At the same time another complaint against you was read to the Lord Treasurer from the Rector of Barrowby. His Lordship is very much dissatisfied at the frequent occasions you give of complaints & directs you to attend him without delay to answer the same. If you have (as alleged) put the Duke's millers out of possession you are immediately to restore them to the possession of their mills. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 447.
July 27. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Geo Banson, surety in 2000l. for his brother Henry Banson in 1683 who was then a Collector of Excise in the bishopric of Durham: petitioner shewing that he verily believes “the said debt” has been satisfied to the Crown, notwithstanding which an extent has been taken out against petitioner: therefore praying a noli prosequi. Reference Book VIII, p. 302.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Thomas Wilshaw shewing that he has a pension as a superannuated [sea] officer & being assessed for the same paid 30l. by inadvertency but finds that by Act of Parliament [the Land Tax Act of 6 Anne, c. 35, clause 80] he is accepted [excepted]: therefore praying repayment of said 30l. Ibid., p. 324.
July 28. Privy seal, dated Westminster, for 300l. as equipage & 40s. a day as ordinary to James Craggs as Secretary in the Court of Charles III of Spain: to commence as from March 28 last. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 407.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 50l. to Elizabeth Killigrew as her Majesty's free gift & royal bounty for the support of her father William Killigrew in his present sickness. Money Book XIX, p. 321.
Same by same to same to pay as follows as royal bounty pursuant to her Majesty's pleasure signified to the Lord Treasurer viz
£ s. d.
to Margaret Sammes 20
to Sibilla Baptiste Draghi for the funeral of John Baptiste Draghi 25
to Martha Simpson 12 10 0
to Mary, Lady Mordington 10 0 0
to John, Lord Power 100
to Joshua de Kocherthall, a High German minister, to carry him to New York 20
£187 10 0
Same by same to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor, to pay 206l. 13. 4 to Henry Wise for the charges of removing from Windsor House Park 300 deer to St James's Park, Hyde Park & Woodstock Park, including 30l. for one year's salary to the mole taker in Windsor House Park to June 24 last: with a dormant clause for said moletaker's salary for the future. (Letter of direction dated July 20 for this issue.) Ibid., p. 324. Disposition Book XIX, p. 183.
July 28. Letter of direction for 10000l. to the Duke of Montagu, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys by 500l. a week from this day: for the service of the Great Wardrobe. Disposition Book XIX, p. 188.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed reports [missing] of the Salt Commissioners touching the pilchard fishery in Cornwall and on the petition supra, p. 320, from divers gentlemen of said county concerned in the [said] fishery praying that about 200 tons of prize salt taken by a Flushing privateer and brought into Falmouth may be admitted to entry. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 448.
Same to the Commissioners for Transports to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Keble setting forth that he has brought to perfection the manufacture of potashes in her Majesty's Plantations in North America & praying a free transportation of 30 persons necessary to be employed therein. Is there room in the ship which is taken up for the conveniency of Lord Lovelace, Governor of New York? Ibid., p. 449.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Marks & Jeffrey Power, merchants, executors to John Smith late of Bideford, Co Devon, who died indebted to the Queen near 12000l. for Customs, of which petitioners have discharged all but 2300l.; therefore praying 2 years' time to discharge the remainder and that they may be admitted lessees of Smith's extended estate. (A like petition referred to same on 12 Nov 1708.) Reference Book VIII, p. 302.
July 29. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 500l. to William Ryder out of the profits in the Exchequer arising from the forfeited estate of Edward, late Lord Griffen: to enable him to discharge so much of a debt of 2500l. which the said late Lord (for whom said Ryder was surety) borrowed of one Vallentine Duncombe upon bond which was assigned to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh who was then & still is a debtor to the Crown. (Money warrant dated July 29 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug 3 hereon: but compare the money order supra, p. 239, of date May 21.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 408–9. Order Book VII, p. 174.
Letter of direction for 66575l. 8. 11½ to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards & Garrisons: 15000l. thereof to be issued out of the third payment on the second Annuity Act [6 Anne c. 48] which is to be made on or before Aug 20 next; 42000l. out of the 4th payment on the first Annuity Act [6 Anne c. 39] which is to be made on or before Sept 25 next & as in full of 540000l. for the public service out of the Contributions on that Act; and 9575l. 8. 11½ out of the third payment to be made by the East India Company on or before Sept 11 next upon account of their united stock [by 6 Anne c. 71]: the said total is to be paid by said Howe to the Bank of England in discharge of so much advanced or to be advanced by said Bank on a deposit of Malt tallies anno 1708: the sum so to be advanced is hereby to be applied to services as follow: viz:
£ s. d.
in part of 419608l. 18. 6 for Guards & Garrisons anno 1708 58006 10
in part of 87125l. 10 for 5000 men in sea service anno 1708 8568 18 4
£66575 8 11½
Disposition Book XIX, p. 193.
July 29. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Office of the Board of Greencloth at Whitehall this afternoon to view & make up the goods & provisions that are to be put on board one of her Majesty's transport ships for the service of the Queen of Portugal & her retinue in her voyage to Lisbon. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 449.
Treasurer Godolphin to John, Earl of Lauderdale. I advised with the officers of the Mint in London about the representation which you sent to me concerning the Mint at Edinburgh. I enclose two royal warrants which I hope will answer the desires thereof & will be a means to hasten the business of the present recoinage.
Appending: (1) Royal sign manual dated Kensington July 29 inst addressed to the said Earl as General of the Mint at Edinburgh & the officers of the Mint there for the said General & the Master of the said Mint to keep under 4 locks & keys in the Treasure of the said Mint all moneys paid or to be paid to them for the service of the said Mint & thereout to pay the salaries & charges thereof: & further to pay 40l. per an as from Aug 1 next to each of 3 clerks authorised to be appointed, to wit the clerk to the Master of the said Mint, the clerk to the Warden & the clerk to the Counter Warden.
(2) A like sign manual of same date to Sir George Wishart & the rest of the executors of Daniel Stuart, late Collector of the Bullion, to pay over the considerable sum remaining in his possession at his death to the General & Master of the Mint at Edinburgh. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 409–411.
July 30. Money warrant for 16594l. 7. 7 to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Tickets, for the principal & interest due on the 90th payment of the said tickets due July 30 inst.
Appending: certificate of the principal & interest so due.
£ s. d.
principal money after abating 20l. for 2 benefits above 20l. 9980
interest of 998 tickets from Lady day 1700 to 30 July 1708 being 3049 days at a halfpenny a day each 6339 7 7
benefits 275
£16594 7 7
Money Book XIX, p. 324. Order Book VII, p. 173.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute & apply the sum of 74619l. 1. 3 to Deficient Funds as follows, the said sum representing the income between July 2 & 30 inst from branches of the revenue as follows viz 38l. 4. 5 from Whale Fins; 21061l. 13. 8½ from New Customs; 1728l. 15. 11 from Additional Impositions; 3998l. 11. 10 from Vellum; 32623l. 16. 6 from Continued Impositions; 94l. 5. 11 from Salt before 1 Aug 1706 being a surplus or remain from the first General Mortgage [or Deficiencies Sinking Fund scheme]; 5715l. 4. 5½ from ditto since that date; 9349l. 10. 6 from Windows; 8l. 18. 0 from Marriages, being a surplus as above: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament How they stood on the Register the 30 July 1708 The distribution & application hereby ordered
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 298027 9 8 16437 9
First 3s. Aid 415099 386598 18 13244 12 10
Paper for Plate 15400 14500 491 7 4
Malt Tickets 579060 341250 18476 3 6
Leather 504438 385063 2 0 16095 3 11½
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 192414 2 6 6788 18
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 23771 6 823 18 10¾
New East India Company 65518 0 24590 1 2090 9 11½
General Society [East Indies] 5354 10 2009 12 10¾ 170 16 11½
£2338628 15 £1668224 12 £74619 1 3
Money Book XIX, pp. 326–7.
July 31. Money order for 1450l. 17. 1¾ to Samuell Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for necessaries delivered by him to the officers of the said Receipt for the half year ended 1707 Lady day [viz for the several new offices there] as follows.
£ s. d.
[the Office for] Annuities on 14 per cent & survivorship 278 0
Million Lottery Office 33 19
Malt Lottery Office 78 11 11½
Exchequer Bill Office 12 3
Debenture Office 51 13 4
[Office for] Annuities on the 3700l. per week of Excise 10 0
[Office for] Annuities purchased anno 1706 986 7 11
£1450 17
(Letter of direction dated Aug 20 for 186l. 9. 1¼ representing items Nos. 2–6 above.) Order Book VII, p. 180. Disposition Book XIX, p. 199.
Same for 1996l. 9. 8¾ to same for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of the Receipt in Michaelmas & Hilary terms 1706. (Letter of direction dated Aug 20 hereon.) Order Book VII, p. 180. Disposition Book XIX, p. 199.
J. Taylour to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain. The Lord Treasurer gives leave to Mr. Norman, one of your number, to come to London next winter for 2 months to attend his own private affairs. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 412.
July —. Royal warrant to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay 1500l. to Lieut. Gen. Thomas Erle in consideration of his eminent & faithful services & of the several losses which he has sustained during the present war & particularly at the battle of Almanza. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 405.


  • 1. Alexander Valiere or Clerk was accused of high treason in connection with William Gregg's conviction for high treason as Secretary Harley's clerk. See Lords Journals XVIII and Hist. MSS. Reports House of Lords, Vol. VII, pp. 548–551.