Warrant Books: August 1708, 11-15

Pages 364-365

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22, 1708. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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August 1708, 11–15

Aug. 11. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Walpole, Secretary at War, to procure a royal warrant for paying 242l. 10. 0 to Charles Medlycott, Commissary of Provisions for the Forces in Portugal, for services as follows viz.
£ s. d.
to complete his pay as Commissary from 1705–6 Jan 9 (the date of his commission) to 24 April 1706 notwithstanding the pay was paid in Portugal to Luellyn, the said Medlycott's predecessor 57 10 0
for the contingent charges of his office for 2½ years to June 24 last 135
for the charge of his coming over lately from Portugal & returning to Lisbon 50
£242 10 0
Disposition Book XIX, p. 197.
Letter of direction for 29208l. 6. 8 to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, as in part of 494689l. 8. 6 for subsidies to the Allies anno 1708: whereof 15000l. is to be issued out of loans on Malt anno 1708 and the remaining 14208l. 6. 8 out of loans on the Half Subsidies & other Duties anno 1708. The said total is intended for the King of Portugal on his 150000l. subsidy for the 13000 men to be maintained by him anno 1708, whereof 6291l. 13. 4 will complete the sum of 22916l. 13. 4 for the months of May & June on the said subsidy at the exchange rate of 5s. 6d. per milrei; & 22916l. 13. 4 for the months of July & August thereon, computing the milrei at the like rate. (In the margin: a Treasury letter to the Auditor of the Receipt dated 1708 Dec 6. “What the loans on Malt or on the Half Subsidies do not at present extend to satisfy, your Lordship may please to supply by issuing so much out of the money in the Exchequer of the East India Company's payments.”)
Preceded by: a letter from J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Lord Treasurer approves of the disposal proposed in your memorial of the 9th inst of the abovesaid 29208l. 6. 8 this day directed to you for clearing the King of Portugal on his subsidy up to the end of August inst.: viz to services as follows.
£ s. d.
to Don Luis da Cunha, Envoy from the King of Portugal, for the use of the said King 3000
towards answering 23229l. 16. 3¾ advanced by Mr. Mead, Deputy Paymaster [in Spain] to the Portugal Troops [when] in Spain anno 1707, out of moneys applicable to the pay of her Majesty's Forces there [in Spain], by direction of the Earl of Galloway [Galway] & as vouched by acquittances of the Commissary of the said Troops, which acquittances import that the same is to be deducted out of the said subsidy & have (as you allege in the said memorial) been sent to Mr. Morrice, Deputy Paymaster in Portugal for that purpose 16204 8 11¾
to Sir Henry Furnese towards making good to him what he has advanced to the said King of Portugal's Envoy here upon bills drawn by the said Envoy on the Treasury of Portugal 10003 17
£29208 6 8
Ibid., pp. 197–8.
Aug. 11 Same for 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the second Act for sale of Annuities anno 1708: and is intended to be applied to pay bills of exchange on the head of Wear & Tear. Ibid., p. 198.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. The Lord Treasurer has perused your account of the remittances made by Mr. Morrice for the service of the war in Spain anno 1708, & directs you to send it to Mr. Stanhope, her Majesty's Ambassador to the King of Spain, with the particulars which make up the 34218l. 14. 6¾ so paid by Morrice at Lisbon as well for the use of the said King as for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Spain. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 455.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the draft conveyance from Winnefred Milbourn, widow of Ralph Milbourn, of a piece of ground whereon a fort called Clifford Fort in Northumberland was erected by Charles II in 1672 for which (by agreement with Treasurer Godolphin) she is willing to take 150l. Ibid., p. 456.
Aug. 12. Same to the Surveyor of Woods Trent South. The privy seal of July 17 last directed 2500l. to Charles, Earl of Berkeley out of wood sales in the Forest of Dean & 7000l. to Henry Segar out of the like. You are to certify the Lord Treasurer by what times & in what proportions the same can be raised out of said wood sales. Ibid., p. 455.
Aug. 13. Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Michael Studholme for payment of 163l. 10. 0 for other extraordinary works besides the roadway made by him betwixt Hyde Park Gate & Kensington House Gate, for which road he has been paid. Reference Book VIII, p. 324.