Warrant Books: August 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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August 1708, 16–20

Aug. 16. [Draft] Instructions offered to Treasurer Godolphin by Sir James Mountague, Solicitor General, to be observed by Capt. Henry Baker in order to put a stop to the treacherous practices now used on the coast of Sussex in holding correspondence with her Majesty's enemies. You shall inform the Justices who live near the sea coast there that her Majesty has lately received information of an intercourse & correspondence between French ships & some people on the said coast of Sussex, which practices during the present war with France are highly criminal & very dangerous to her Majesty. The Justices are to enquire strictly of the constables & petty constables of the several Districts in the Divisions contiguous to the coast; & read to them the Act of Treason of 25 Edw. III c. 2, & the Act of 3 Anne [3–4 Anne c. 12 for prohibiting all trade and commerce with France]. The Deputy Lieutenants are to appoint faithful persons to watch & guard the coast, & to prevent the landing of any persons from any French vessels making towards the said coast. “And if the country people run down in numbers not to annoy the enemy but to have traffic & correspondence with them, inquiry ought to be made & all persons dealing or discoursing with such enemies ought to be arrested & all witnesses ought to be bound over to appear at the next assizes & copies of all informations are to be sent to the Secretaries of State.” Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 262–3.
Aug. 17. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lord Townsend relating to the accounts of Mr. Pacey, late Receiver General for Co Suffolk. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 456.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to employ Henry Axford as a distributor of stamped paper & parchment in Co Wilts loco Mr. Clements who has failed in his duty: the said Axford being recommended by the Marquis of Dorchester & several gentlemen in Wilts. Ibid., p. 457.
Aug. 18. Money warrant for 20l. to the Corporation of Clifton-Dartmouth-Hardness for half a year to June 24 last on their perpetuity granted by Hy VII.
50l. 3. 9 to Philip Ryley for same time on his fee or salary of 3s. a day & board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as a Sergeant at Arms. Money Book XIX, p. 341. Disposition Book XIX, p. 199.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of the Revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay Hugh Boscawen the several fees & allowances of his offices of steward of the said Duchy (40 marks per an), & of the borough & manor of Bradninch & steward of all the castles, manors & lands within the counties of Cornwall & Devon, parcel of said Duchy, & Warden & Steward of the Stannary Court (20l. per an) & Rider & Master of the Forest & Chase of Dartmoor for life (40 marks per an) and also an additional salary of 1000l. per an payable half yearly from Xmas last out of the revenues of said Duchy during the joint lives of her Majesty & of him the said Boscawen: all in accordance with the patent constituting him to the said offices. Money Book XIX, p. 342.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to repay to the officers of the Yards at Portsmouth & Plymouth & Harwich the tax assessments on their salaries during the present war as was done in the late war; (Harwich Yard being under the like circumstances, they having paid about 20l. for their taxes in the year 1705). Disposition Book XIX, p. 200.
Aug. 18. Same to the Lord Chief Baron to consider & settle the enclosed account [missing] exhibited by Col. Rice, & the report of Auditor Maynwaring thereon: Treasurer Godolphin being of opinion (in regard some of the vouchers relating thereto have been complained of in Parliament as fraudulently obtained) that the same is most proper for examination & determination by the Exchequer Court. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 456.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to pay forthwith to Edward Colvill the 3820l. 19. 7 issued to you for him for the provisions provided by him for the soldiers who came from Ostend on occasion of the late Invasion.
Appending: certificate dated Aug 14 by Capt. J. Cooper that the provisions which were prepared & delivered on board the transport ships at Newcastle on Tyne between 15 March & 24 April last by said Colvill, Agent Victualler [there] for victualling the Navy, were in great measure by me viewed & were in my opinion in all respects good & wholesome & fit for the use & service of the persons then on board the said ships or any other persons whatsoever. Ibid., p. 457.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed reply [missing] of John Richardson to your report of April 12 last on his petition concerning his services in the Excise & salt revenue. Ibid., p. 458.
Same to [the Comptrollers of Army Accounts] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Duke of Northumberland & the report of the Officers of his Grace's Regiment of Horse relating to the 984l. 11. 3 claimed by Mr. Wallis for clothing the said Regiment when commanded by the late Earl of Oxford. Ibid., p. 451.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Sir John Lake shewing that they have destroyed in fight two French men of war called the Lys and Magnanimous and obtained a decree for the gunnage amounting to 1620l. but the Commissioners for Prizes allege they have not money to pay same. Reference Book VIII, p. 326.
Same to same of the petition of Sir John Jennings et al shewing that they took a French ship called the Hoquart and obtained a decree for the gunnage amounting to 260l. which the Commissioners for Prizes allege they have not money to pay. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of the clothiers of the Regiments of the Royal Fuziliers, Col. Southwell, Col. Alnutt, Lord Mohun & several other Regiments, shewing that they furnished clothing for the said Regiments for the year 1706 and that the offreckonings to Xmas 1706 are unpaid: therefore praying payment of same. Ibid., p. 327.
Same to same of the petition of Daniel Wilson shewing that he was Adjutant to Lord Charlemont's Regiment of Foot & served in the Expedition to the West Indies but not being returned as Adjutant by Capt. Cartwright he cannot receive his pay. Reference Book VIII, p. 327.
Aug. 18. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 10 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Lord Lovelace, Governor of New York, of 4 large “bails” of woollen cloth & several other particulars as a present from her Majesty to the Indians there: to an estimate of 309l. 5. 0. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 249.
The like of a same dated Aug 13 inst to same for covering the throne of St Paul's with crimson serge: to an estimate of 24l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Aug 14 to same for the delivery to George Davenant Esq., Yeoman of her Majesty's Removing Wardrobe, of furniture [not detailed] for the Royal Anne [yacht]: to an estimate of 299l. Ibid., p. 250.
The like of a same dated July 22 last to same for tables & glasses &c at Windsor & Kensington to be mended: to an estimate of 60l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Aug 13 to same for tables, glasses & stands at Hampton Court to be repaired: to a total of 25l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated July 23 last to same for necessaries for the Standing Wardrobe at St James's: to an estimate of 19l. 10. 0. Ibid.
Aug. 19. Letter of direction for 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions on the second Act for Annuities anno 1708: & is intended to be applied to paying bills of exchange under the head of Wear & Tear. Disposition Book XIX, p. 199.
Same for 14000l. to Harry Mordaunt, the Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of the third payment to be made by the East India Company on or before Sept 11 next on account of their United Stock: & is intended to be applied as follows.
for land services of the Ordnance 7000
for sea services of ditto 7000
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to John Edwards at St Johns College Oxford. The Lord Treasurer has received a letter, unsigned, offering a proposal very much to the public advantage & offering to make the writer known if notice be sent to you. If the gentleman will send up his proposal in writing or attend my Lord with it his Lordship will be ready to assist in giving effect to the proposal if practicable. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 457.
Aug. 20. Royal sign manual for payment of 8750l. for the Earl of Seafield et al as follows.
James Earl of Seafield for half a year from 1707 Nov 1 to 1708 May 1 on his allowance as late High Chancellor of Scotland and one of the Commissioners of the Treasury there 1500
James, Duke of Montrose for same time as late President of the Privy Council in Scotland & one of the Commissioners of the Treasury there 1000
James, Duke of Queensberry for same time as late Keeper of the Privy Seal & one of the Commissioners of the Treasury there 1350
John, Earl of Mar & Hugh, Earl of Loudoun for same time as late Principal Secretaries of State 1000l. each 2000
David, Earl of Glasgow for same time as late Treasurer Deput & one of the Commissioners of the Treasury there 600
David, Earl of Northesk & Archibald, Earl of Forfar, William, Lord Ross & Francis Montgomerie Esq each 350l. for same time as late Commissioners of the Treasury there 1400
David, Earl of Wemys, late High Admiral of Scotland, for same half year 500
Sir David Nairne, late Secretary Deput there, for same half year 400
(Money warrant dated Aug 23 hereon. Money order dated Aug 25 hereon. Letter of direction dated Sept 6 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 416. Money Book XIX, pp. 343–4. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 417–8, 423–5. Disposition Book XIX, p. 207.
Aug. 20. Royal warrant dated St James's to Spencer Compton to pay 80l. per an each to Jean Antoine Grass & Gasper Grass (two sons of the Dean of Coire) from June 24 last during pleasure: for and towards their maintenance in the university of Oxford: in consideration of good services performed to her Majesty & to the Allies by the said Dean. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 419. (fn. 1)
Aug. 20. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Post Office incidents bill, detailed, for last June 24 quarter: total 403l. 17. 5 (including 22l. 6. 5. for 5357 ship letters; 1l. to Hoskins Kellett, Marshal of the Trayned Bands; and 12l. paid to Ash. Frowde for his journey to Harwich about the Holland pacquet boats). Money Book XIX, p. 343.
Letter of direction for 11634l. 4. 0 to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the second Act for Annuities anno 1708: & is to be as in part of 500000l. for the augmentation of the Forces & is intended to be paid over to Thomas Micklethwait, Treasurer of the Transports, to answer bills of exchange from Genoa drawn by Mr. Wardlow, the agent for the Transports [who went] along with the Fleet under Sir John Leake; [to wit] for the hire of several vessels for the transportation of horses from Italy to Catalonia & for provisions for the said horses. Disposition Book XIX, p. 200.
Same for 2500l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present Thomas Foster for the place of a riding officer at Winchelsea, void by the death of Mr. Biggs. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 458.
Same to same to instruct Mr. Carkess & Mr. Elbridge (who have been appointed to look after the collection of Bristol port on Mr. Sansom's withdrawing himself) to remit the moneys of their collection to London “by the best bills they can get without their running the risk of such bills.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts of the bill for 631l. 13. 0 for packing & shipping 5000 accoutrements for Horse & Dragoons for the service of Spain & Portugal, being 380 tons of goods. Reference Book VIII, p. 325.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of James Craggs, Samuel Edwards & Charles Hodges for a new lease of the house for pheasants &c in St James's Park ut infra p. 379 on their payment of 2000l. as in the patent of 1671 Sept 20: which 2000l. the late Queen Dowager by a writing dated 19 Dec 1671 did appoint to Sir Richard Bellings & to the three trustees in the said patent of 1671 Sept 20 (to wit Francis Roper, Sir John Arundell & David Mead) and all the said three trustees & appointees being dead the Lady Frances Bellings, wife of Sir Richard Bellings, is executrix of the survivor of them. Ibid., pp. 325–6.
Warrant dated Whitehall by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Christopher Wren of premises ut supra p. 308 being lodgings at Hampton Court: the lease to be for 50 years at 10l. per an rent & the consideration to be a release to the Crown of the arrears of 341l. 3. 4 due to said Wren for wages in the execution of his office of Surveyor General of the Works in the reign of Wm. III.
Prefixing: constat of the premises & memorandum & ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 251–2, 258.
Aug. 20. Royal warrant dated St James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment of the salaries of William Stewart & John Tarver as Queen's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court in Scotland ut supra p. 246. (Privy seal dated Aug 31 hereon.) Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 418–9.
The like for the salaries of Colin Mackenzie & John Tyas as Clerk of the Pipe in the said Court ut ibid. (Privy seal dated Aug 31.) Ibid., pp. 419–20.
The like for the salary of William Allanson as Treasurer's Remembrancer of said Court ut ibid. Ibid., pp. 420–1.