Warrant Books: June 1709, 11-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23, 1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1949.

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June 1709, 11–20

June 11. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Thomas Baker and William Gosselin to pay the salary bill, detailed, of the Prize Office for half a year to 1708 Sept. 29: total 4,115l.: and in order hereto John Brewer, late Treasurer for Prizes, and John Henley, the subsequent Treasurer, are to pay over to said Baker and Gosselin any moneys now in their hands of her Majesty's share of prizes. Money Book XX, p. 38.
The like warrant for payment of the like salary bill detailed for the quarter ended 1708 Xmas: total 2,057l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 39.
Letter of direction for issue to Mr. Howe (Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons) of the unsatisfied remainders of the directions for Guards and Garrisons [issuable] out of loans on Malt anno 1709: same to be issued out of loans to be made by said How himself on Malt. The orders of loan are to be drawn without interest, as they are to be reserved in said How's hands pending the Lord Treasurer's directions. Disposition Book XIX, p. 308.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to apply as follows the 326,375l. directed to you (whereof 100,000l. directed March 23 last supra, p. 111, out of Sir Henry Furnese's loans on Land Tax anno 1709; and 24,375l. out of Sir Theodore Jansen's loans ibid.; and 202,000l. directed April 23 last supra, p. 149, out of the Bank of England's payment in part of 400,000l.): the application thereof as follows being in accordance with your memorial of May 23 last which the Lord Treasurer approves: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 901,827l. 13s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1709.
for account of the charge of maintaining that body generally: out of said Furnese's loans 32,069l. 6s.d. and out of the Bank's payment 3,742l. 6s.d. 35,811 13 1
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional men anno 1709.
for account of the charge of maintaining that body generally: out of Furnese's loans 15,200 18 6
in part of 34,251l. 13s. 4d. for the 3,000 Palatines anno 1709.
for two thirds (being her Majesty's share) of the pay of said Palatines in the service of her Majesty and her Allies anno 1709 and is for two months March 23 last to May 23 last: out of Furnese's loans 5,708 12
in part of 43,251l. 12s. 6d. for the 4,639 Saxons anno 1709.
for her Majesty's proportion (being a moiety) of the said two months' pay of said Saxons: out of Furnese's loans 7,208 12 0
in part of 9,269l. 16s. 6d. for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1709.
for her Majesty's share of the pay for the same two months of this Regiment in the service of her Majesty and the States General: out of Furnese's loans 1,544 19 5
in part of 553,845l. 14s. 4d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1709.
for the King of Prussia for three months to 1709 April 4 12,500 0 0
for the Landgraf of Hesse for three months to March 24 last 1,488 1 10½
for the Elector Palatine for three months to same date 1,190 9
for the Elector of Treves for three months to same time 1,488 1 10½
for the agio, bread and forage of the 12,000 Prussians serving in the Netherlands: to wit for the months of Jan. Feb. Mar. and April last 3,560l. 3s.d. for the agio; 2,430l. 4s. 8d. for bread and 7,991l. 8s. 7d. for forage: out of Furnese's loans 13,981 16 11½
to be paid to Sir Theodore Jansen in satisfaction of two bills of exchange of March 18 last for 100,000 Crowns payable in Turin for an extraordinary subsidy to the Duke of Savoy for the service of 1709 at 58½ pence sterling to the Crown: [to be issued] out of loans made by said Jansen 24,375 0 0
in part of 1,081,083l. for the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1709.
for account of the charge of maintaining said Forces: out of the Bank payment 198,257 13
in part of 301,748l. 7s. 11¼d. for the extraordinaries of the war already incurred and not before provided for by Parliament.
to answer bills of exchange accepted by Capt. Cartwright, the Deputy Paymaster at Antwerp, by direction of the Duke of Marlborough, for 80,000 guilders drawn by the contractors who furnished forage this winter to the Danish and Hanover Troops in their quarters; towards answering her Majesty's share of the said extraordinary charge: out of Furnese's loans 7,619 0 11¼
£326,375 0 0
Disposition Book XIX, pp. 309–10.
June 13. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Spencer Compton to pay 30l. per an. pension to Cornelius de la Motte, son of Daniel de la Motte merchant and citizen of Rotterdam, for good service done to this kingdom and the common cause by said Daniel in detecting the treacherous correspondence of William Gregg who has since been executed for the same. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 70.
Same dated same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John, Earl of Mar of an annuity, yearly rent or pension of 2,000l. per an. during her Majesty's life (for 99 years terminable on her Majesty's life) as from Lady day last; and likewise another annuity, rent or pension of 1,000l. per an, as from Lady day last during pleasure: both to be payable out of the Post Office: all in consideration of many good and faithful services. (The great seal hereon is dated July 5.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 50–2.
Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a salary of 2,000l. per an. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun as Keeper of the Seal which by the Treaty of Union is to be kept in Scotland in place of the Great Seal of Scotland: to which place he was appointed by patent dated 1708 May 13. (The privy seal hereon is dated 1709 June 25.) Ibid., pp. 52–3.
Same dated same to same for a same for 2,000l. per an. salary to James, Duke of Montrose as Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland, to which place he was appointed by patent dated 1708–9 Feb. 9. Ibid., pp. 53–4.
June 14. Same dated same to Spencer Compton to pay 40l. a day to John Tribbeko and George Andrew Ruperti for the sustenance of 2,000 poor Protestants lately arrived from the Palatinate in a starving condition: this sum to be additional to the 16l. a day and 24l. a day ordered by the royal warrants of May 16 last and June 4 inst. supra, pp. 172, 202. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 71.
June 14. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer next Thursday concerning the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Deputies of the States of the island of Guernsey.
Likewise to give order as desired in the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Venetian Ambassador (who is on his return home) relating to the shipping of his goods.
“My Lord further directs that when any ships are taking in corn in order to be exported you give his Lordship an account thereof before any such ships are cleared.” Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 78.
June 15. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to James Craggs, Samuell Edwards and Charles Hodges (in trust and for the natural lives of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough, her daughter Mary, Duchess of Montague and Henrietta, Viscountess Ryalton another of her daughters) of the Rangership or office of Ranger or Keeper of Windsor Great Park and of all those houses or lodges called the Manor Lodge, Hill Lodge, Middle Lodge and Lower Lodge, and such herbage and pannage within the park as is mentioned in the patent of 1702 Sept. 30 as below, and the custody of the Paddock Walk within the said park and the house or lodge called Lister Lodge thereto belonging, and the herbage and pannage of the said Walk: all which premises together with the office of Ranger or Keeper of the Little Park at Windsor were granted by patent of 1702 Sept. 30 to Anthony Guydot (since deceased) and John Coggs as in trust and for the lives of the now Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and of John Churchill their then son now deceased: which said patent of 1702 Sept. 30 is hereby to be first surrendered. The present patent is to contain a grant of the said office of Ranger or Keeper of the Little Park at Windsor and of the new Lodge there now inhabited by George Churchill, brother of said Duke. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 78–81.
Money warrant for 519l. to Abraham Stanyan for three bills of extraordinaries 1707 Dec. 25 to 1709 March 25 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons. Money Book XX, p. 40. Order Book VII, p. 254. Disposition Book XIX, p. 309.
Letter of direction for the issue as follows of the sum of 235,898l. 10s. 4d. (or such other sum as remains to complete the 650,000l. chargeable on Malt anno 1709): viz.
£ s. d.
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: for the service of 1709 100,000 0 0
to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: for the service of 1709 48,812 8 3
to said James Brydges to complete said 650,000l. 87,086 2 1
£235,898 10 4
The orders of loan are to be drawn without interest and are to be reserved in their hands for uses to be appointed [by the Lord Treasurer] Disposition Book XIX, p. 308.
June 15. Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] and Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War] of the petition of the Officers of Earl Portmore's Regiment concerning their clearings ut supra, p. 84. Reference Book VIII, p. 351.
Same to Mr. Walpole of the petition of the widow of Major General Brudenell praying a pension in consideration of her husband's services, who died in service at Gibraltar leaving her with one son and under poor circumstances, and her husband's arrears in Spain and Portugal can't for some time be stated. Ibid., p. 367.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 8 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Horatio Walpole, Secretary to the Ambassador Extraordinary at the Hague, of a silver standish, candlesticks, snuffers and a snuff pan: of in all 300 ounces: to an estimate of 105l. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 372.
Warrant by same to the Stamps Commissioners to depute William Davison as a stamper loco William Brown who relinquishes same. Ibid.
June 16. Letter of direction for 19,886l. 8s. 9d. to Visct. Rialton, Cofferer of the Household: to clear the payments due in his Office to 1708 Xmas: to be issued out of Civil List moneys by 2,000l. a week from the 8th inst. Disposition Book XIX, p. 311.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Boyle for a lease of such part of St. James's Garden as he now enjoys and the Wilderness and the house and buildings thereon erected and likewise a piece of ground near the passage from the said house to the Pall Mall 100 feet by 50 feet. Reference Book VIII, p. 361.
Same to the Auditor of Crown Revenues for Co. Notts of the petition of Sir Robert Dashwood shewing that for the consideration of 2,752l. 3s. 11d. the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms by indenture dated 9 Aug. 1672 sold to William Roberts, George Dashwood and Gabriell Roberts a fee farm rent of 5l. for the manor of Whittock and 119l. for the manor of Shelford Co. Notts, which rents have fallen 20l. short of the sum contracted for: therefore praying a reprisal. Ibid.
June 17. Royal sign manual for 100l. to Daniel Pultney Esq. “our Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark, the same being intended as a present to the professor at Copenhagen for a funeral oration made and spoke by him there on the mournful occasion of the death of our late dearest husband, which he has since printed and dedicated to us.” (Money warrant dated Aug. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated July 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 9 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 124. Money Book XX, p. 101. Order Book VII, p. 291. Disposition Book XIX, p. 307.
June 17. Letter of direction for 22,075l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Exchequer Bills to be made forth under the Bank Stock Act: and is intended to be applied as follows:
in part of 1,081,083l. 0s. 4d. for the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1709.
to answer several bills of exchange drawn upon Mr. Brydges for subsistence and other uses of the Officers and men of her Majesty's Forces who are prisoners in France and Spain 5,875
for Lieut. And[re]w Pope as reward for going express from Major Gen. Stanhope to the Duke of Marlborough &c. 200
to answer bills of exchange drawn upon the Earl of Galway from Alicante by Major Gen. Richards, Col. Sybourg and——Thornycroft being expended by them for provisions and other necessaries laid into the Castle of Alicante upon the approach of the enemy to besiege it 2,000
in part of 301,748l. 3s. 11½d. for extraordinary charges of the war.
upon account for subsistence from 1708 Dec. 23 to 1709 April 23 for several Officers in second who are employed to raise recruits for the Regiments in Spain and others who are ordered upon service: and to be esteemed as part of the 12,000l. allowed for Officers in second 4,000
for Sir Solomon de Medina upon account of the extraordinary charges he was at and the losses he sustained by the unusual length of the last campaign: and to be esteemed as part of the 50,000l. allowed for her Majesty's proportion of all the said extraordinary charges 10,000
Disposition Book XIX, pp. 311–12.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cardonell. The Duke of Marlborough has sent to the Lord Treasurer Sir Solomon de Medina's account of his extraordinary charge and loss from the unusual length of the last campaign. Please inform the Duke that my Lord Treasurer has ordered 10,000l. to be paid to Medina by Mr. Brydges upon account of said demands but that if the whole of said account (which consists of many articles and amounts to a very considerable sum) is to be made good by her Majesty it is absolutely necessary that it should pass some particular examination: for which purpose it is returned herewith “for I must observe to you that the Parliament in the last Session gave but 50,000l. to defray her Majesty's proportion of all extraordinaries of this or such like nature, and by the account itself wherein that [50,000l.] sum was demanded of the House of Commons it is expressly mentioned that her Majesty's proportion is to be one moiety of the charge” [the other moiety being to be borne by the Dutch.] Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 78.
June 17, 18, 25, 27, 30. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Peter Sampson as a tidesman and boatman at Fowey loco John Loyd deceased.
Thomas Perkins as a boatman at Heacham and Brancaster in Lynn Regis port loco John Ford who declines same.
Joshua Nicholson as a boatman at Chester loco Ralph Dodd deceased.
James Baker as a tidesman in Bristol port loco Thomas Smith senr. lately preferred.
Edmund Smith (collector of Chester) as collector of Liverpool loco Sir Barnabas Scudamore.
Joseph Sewell (collector of Milford) as collector of Chester loco said Smith.
William Goodacre as collector of Milford port loco said Sewell.
Daniel Brougham as collector of Carlisle loco Joseph Sewell lately preferred; and to be obliged to keep a horse for the guard of that part of the coast; at a salary of 60l. per an.
John Sherrer as a landwaiter at Portsmouth loco John Mellish who relinquished same.
William Lydall as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Robert Baker deceased.
Patrick Mein as collector of Deal loco Lancelot Whitehall who has quitted same.
James Benn as surveyor of Cowes port loco Jonathan Filks dismissed.
Thomas Dunn as tidesurveyor of Yarmouth loco Richard Fisher deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 175, 176, 177.
June 18. Royal sign manual for 46l. to Algernon, Earl of Essex, Constable of the Tower of London, for the charge of diet and lodging of Col. Wauchop, a prisoner in the Tower, for 23 weeks 1708 Dec. 27 to June 5 inst. at the rate of 40s. a week. (Money warrant dated June 25 hereon.) (Money order dated June 28 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 77. Order Book VII, p. 257. Disposition Book XX, p. 16.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for the officers in Suffolk to instruct John Martin of Southwold in the affairs of the Customs. Send your instructions herein to Mr. Powis. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 79.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to appoint Henry Hare as Customer of Lynn Regis port loco John Kent. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 176.
Treasury reference to Mr. Walpole, Secretary at War, of the petition of Mr. Brydges representing that the several receivers and collectors of the revenues and collectors of the public taxes have applied to him to be reimbursed what they have paid for recruiting pursuant to the Act of Parliament: therefore prays direction therein and as to how the respective Regiments may be charged therewith. Reference Book VIII, p. 362.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. I have yours of the 11th inst. As to the warrant for the levy money for Sir John Wittewrong's Regiment, since the circumstances of our affairs seem now changed I shall take the first opportunity to get it signed by the Queen. I have received from my Lord Sunderland Mr. Parry's reasons for her Majesty's complying with the Address of the House of Commons [Ireland] in his favour and will take the Queen's pleasure thereon as also on what you propose about increasing the number of General Officers and adding a Company to the youngest Regiment to make it like the rest. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 91.
June 18. Royal warrant dated St. James's to same to pay to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, the full pay (according to the Irish Establishment) of the Regiment of Dragoons under Brigadier Edward Pearce and the Foot Regiments of Major Gen. Gorges and Visct. Mountjoy from dates as below to the time they shall embark for Ireland to replace the Regiment of Dragoons under Lieut. Gen. Robert Echlin and the Foot Regiments of Col. Richard Munden and Nicholas Lepell which have been ordered from Ireland to Great Britain; it being certified that the various Troops detailed of Echlin's Dragoons did so embark on 1708 Oct. 7–19 and Munden's and Lepell's Foot on Feb. 6 last. Ibid., pp. 91–2.
Same dated same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a new Commission of the Customs in Scotland to include Thomas Fullerton and John Kent in place of Sir Robert Dixon and James Isaacson: the new Commissioners to be Sir Alexander Rigby, Lionel Norman, William Boyle, Thomas Fullerton, John Kent. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 55.
June 20. William Lowndes to Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War]. By an Act [6 Anne, c. 45] which passed last Session for recruiting the Army it is enacted that the clerks of the Commissioners therefor shall receive such reward from the Paymasters of the Forces as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit in proportion to the number of men listed. I enclose the petition of John Chappell, town clerk of Norwich, praying the said reward. Please propose a regulation proper to be observed in making the said rewards, and report a fit reward to Chappell according to such regulation. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 79.
J. Taylour to Mr. Savage. In answer to yours of the 17th inst. relating to clearing ships in outports that have corn on board, please acquaint the Customs Commissioners that the Lord Treasurer does not intend that any delay be given to the clearing of such ships provided the masters give security to carry same to such ports only in foreign parts as belong to and are in the actual possession of her Majesty's Allies. Ibid.