Warrant Books: January 1708, 11-15

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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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January 1708, 11–15

Jan. 12. Letter of direction for 8959l. 7. 1 to James Brydges, Paymaster General of Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1708: on his order for 100000l. for the extraordinary subsidy to the Duke of Savoy for especial service in prosecuting the war against France anno 1707. Disposition Book XIX, p. 91.
Same for 8735l. 11. 6 to same: out of loans on Land Tax or on Malt anno 1708: for services as follows viz
£ s. d.
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for the established Forces in Spain & Portugal anno 1708
for subsistence upon account from 1707 Dec 24 to several Officers & recruits here in England & 15 Battalions of Foot upon the establishment of Spain who were taken prisoners at the battle of Almanza: at 350l. each Regiment 5250
to answer bills of exchange drawn upon the said Brydges for the subsistence of her Majesty's Forces in Spain & [prisoners in] France 1879 17 0
for levy money to the Foot Regiments of Brudenall, Farrington & Toby Caulfeild to complete 'em to the full numbers of their respective establishments; the payments already made 'em for the men they delivered over in Spain when they were sent home last spring and charged upon those Regiments, and the savings by the subsistence of their non effectives falling short, [taken] together, of answering the charge of raising their recruits: and therefore [the shortage is] chargeable under the head of levy money pursuant to the royal warrant of 22 Oct 1707 1605 14 6
£8735 11 6
Ibid., p. 92.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition & papers [missing] of the merchants, traders & dealers in woollen manufactures, inhabiting the borough of Kirkby Kendal in Westmorland, setting forth that the Pile of Fowdray in Furness in Lancaster is the best & most commodious haven upon the Irish seas (Milford excepted) and praying that same may be made a port of delivery. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 382.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to cause 3 sloops of the dimensions & scantlings as follows to be built or provided for the guard of the coast against the running of goods: taking care that the first cost or charge thereof do not exceed 2350l. nor the annual charge of maintenance thereof 1797l. 14. 0.
Prefixing: (a) memorial from said Commissioners to Treasurer Godolphin proposing same for the security of the revenue in Scotland, there being so many places in the friths for vessels to lurk & run their goods ashore: the vessels to be bold & commodious to face the tempestuous weather, proper to run into creeks & to lie on ground: the largest sloop to be stationed about the Orcades wherein many British & foreign ships will touch in their passages from east to west, to range the coast from the Isle of Skye to Inverness, visiting in the summer the Isles of Zesland & Lewis; her usual place of refitting to be at Kirston [Kirkwall] in Orkney: the second sloop to guard the Firth of Forth “which being very spacious the vessels who design to run their goods go along the shore on one side the day time & in the night run over to the opposite private creeks” & to range the coast from Berwick to Inverness; her place of refitting to be Leith; the third to guard the Firth of Clyde & to range the coast from Solway Firth to the Isle of Skye.
(b) details of the dimensions, scantlings & cost of the said vessels. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 219–23.
Jan. 13. William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to report on Richard Long's petition (on reference from the Privy Council) praying a proportion of the [realised proceed] of the Aquilon prize taken at Jamaica by her Majesty's ship Mountague whilst he was pilot thereof. What is allowed to pilots in like cases? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 381.
Same to Mr. Borrett to attend the Attorney General for his opinion in the following case.
Appending said case: several towns, manors, lands &c in the late Queen Dowager's jointure revert in part to the Crown on her decease & in part are in her Trustees' possession for the benefit of the present sovereign: & the reversions & inheritances of leases granted by her [late Majesty] do belong to the Crown: & it is absolutely necessary for the better knowledge & management thereof that the records relating thereto should be delivered over to the proper officers: query (1) will it be proper to exhibit an English bill in the Exchequer Court against the executors of said Queen Dowager to oblige them to the immediate delivery of such records, or (2) will it be more proper for the Exchequer Court to make an order for such records to be brought back to the several offices from which they were [originally] taken? Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several gentlemen & others concerned in the pilchard fishery in Co Cornwall setting forth the great hardship they lie under by reason of an order from your board directing the respective officer in the port of Falmouth not to suffer any fish to be shipped off but at the public quay. Ibid., p. 382.
Jan. 13 and 15. Same to the Stamps Commissioners ot prefer Clement Kirke (a servant of the Speaker of the House of Commons) to a stamper's place in your office. Ibid.
Jan. 15. Royal warrant dated St James's to Visct FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to the Serjeants at Arms 10s. a day for the number of days they have attended our royal person in any of our progresses or removes since June 12 last, at which time we removed to our Court at Windsor & likewise for any such attendance in future, provided such progresses or removes be to places for which travelling charges are directed to be allowed; subject nevertheless to the regulation settled by the royal warrant of 1706 June 25 [Treasury Calendar, Vol. XX, p. 314]: all by reason that the said Serjeants at Arms have petitioned to be allowed travelling charges for such attendance for which they formerly had an allowance of 10s. a day each. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 298.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Edward Goodeere of Burhope Co Hereford. Ibid., p. 299.
Same to John, Duke of Newcastle, Warden of Sherwood Forest to hunt & kill so many stags & hinds in said forest as shall not exceed 30 brace inclusive of the 15 brace yearly which by royal warrant of 1702 May 20 he was licensed to kill: his Grace having represented that the female deer in said forest are greatly increased. Ibid.
Royal letters patent authorising John Howe during his continuance in the office of Paymaster of the Royal Hospital near Chelsea to appoint such deputy for the said office as he shall think fit. Ibid., p. 301.
Royal sign manual for 3000l. to Mrs. Mary Fane, late Mary Stanhope, one of the Maids of Honour: as royal bounty for her marriage portion. Ibid., p. 302. (Money warrant & order dated Jan 22 hereon. Money Book XIX, p. 165. Order Book VII, p. 98. Disposition Book XIX, p. 96.)
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a discharge to Edmund Dummer of the 5063l. 10. 1 due up to date on his old contract for 3 years from 1704–5 Jan 25 (& 2 years more if the war should continue so long) for providing 5 pacquet boats of 140 tons between England & the Island Plantations in America at 12500l. per an, of which 8000l. to be from port of letters & freight of passengers & the balance of 4500l. from the Crown, with rebate to the Crown for all exceedings of said 8000l. from letters & passengers: all by reason of the greatness of the undertaking, in which he has invested his whole substance & what other money he could advance on credit of this undertaking, & by reason of the difficulties, disappointments & losses which he has met therein: and for the making of a new contract with him for maintaining the said correspondence for 5 years at 12000l. a year for so long as the war should continue & 8000l. per an from the conclusion of a peace, with the allowance of such freight out & home as he hath hitherto had & the freight of all passengers, he paying the salaries of all deputies in the several islands: it being the opinion of the Lord Treasurer that the income from letters will not for some years at least exceed 5000l. per an: the said Dummer is hereby first to pay to the Receiver General of the Post Office the sum of 507l. 2. 6 remaining due from him for freight of passengers: the contract to be terminable on a twelve months' notice. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 303–7.
Royal letters patent granting & confirming to John Salkeld, clerk, a 100 acre plantation in the French part of the island of St Christopher lying on the north east side of Monkey Hill near the town of Basse Terre and bounded as herein set forth: & which (having been assisting in the reduction of the said French part) he obtained from Governor Christopher Codrington: all to hold during the war with France & with an equitable title to the Queen's bounty in case the whole island shall remain to us at the next Treaty of Peace.
Prefixing: (1) report by William Blathwayt dated 15 Dec 1707 on the petition of said Salkeld. The petitioner sets forth that he assisted in the reduction of the French part of St Christopher & obtained a grant 22 April 1704 from Col. Codrington, then Governor of the Leeward Islands; & at much expense began a settlement there but last year became a sufferer by the burning his houses & sugar canes by the French & also greatly suffered at Nevis where he was taken prisoner.
Hereon Blathwayt reports that the Queen by her sign manual of 20 Sept 1702 restrained Col. Codrington from making grants for more than 3 years in the reduced part of St Christopher. He granted to petitioner a tract of land for the duration of the war. The three year limit in the Queen's sign manual being expired I am of opinion the grant may be confirmed for the time of the present war or for any space not exceeding 3 years “as first proposed for those grants.”
(2) The text of said Codrington's grant dated 22 April 1704 setting out the bounds of the land included therein. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 302, 309–10. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 384–390.
Jan. 15. Letter of direction for 22916l. 13. 4 to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax or Malt anno 1708: as in part of 494689l. 8. 6 for her Majesty's proportion of the subsidies to the Allies anno 1708: & is to be applied for 2 months' subsidies for January & February 1707–8 to the King of Portugal, at the exchange rate of 5s. 6d. sterling per milrei. Disposition Book XIX, p. 94.
[?] Same for 23328l. 2. 3 to Mr. John How, Paymaster General of Guards & Garrisons: out of same: for services as follows: viz
£ s. d.
in part of 419608l. 18. 6 for Guards & Garrisons anno 1708
for 35 days' subsistence Jan 21 inst to Feb 24 next for the Troops & Regiments in England 12407 13 8
on account of subsistence for the Forces in North Britain for same time 6500
in part of 87125l. 10. 0 for the 5000 men in sea service anno 1708
for subsistence for same time for the Regiments of Erle, Mordaunt, Paston & Livesay 3574 10 11
for 63 days' clearings for Lord Paston's Regiment to same time; the said Regiment being now embarking 845 17 8
£23328 2 3
Jan. 15. William Lowndes to Lady Lonsdale. The Lord Treasurer has received your letter and will be sure to give you all the ease he can in the matter you write about. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 382.
Same to Mr. Lake. The Lord Treasurer is informed that you have lent several sums to John Girrard upon stocks & other securities. The said Girrard is now in custody at the Queen's suit for public money in his hands. Please attend the Agents for Taxes & give them an account what is owing to you from said Girrard & upon what securities & what you know as to his estate & effects. Ibid., p. 383.