Warrant Books: November 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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November 1709, 11–20

Nov. 11. Money warrants for 37l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Sherlock for one year to 1708 Xmas on his fee or salary as Master of the Temple.
2,000l. to Charles, Prince of Denmark, for half a year to Oct. 10 last on his annuity as her Majesty's share towards his damage in renouncing the bishopric of Eutin: and 100l. 17s. 6d. for the Exchequer fees thereon. Money Book XX, pp. 177–8. Order Book VII, p. 329. Disposition Book XX, p. 76.
Same for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Garter, for half a year to Sept. 29 on the annuity for the maintenance of said Order. Money Book XX, p. 177. Order Book VII, p. 334. Disposition Book XX, p. 76.
Same for 375l. to Sir David Nairne for 1¼ years to Aug. 1 last on his yearly fee or salary as Secretary to the Order of the Thistle. Money Book XX, p. 178, Order Book VII, p. 333. Disposition Book XX, p. 76.
Same for 50l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax for half a year to 1708 Xmas on their perpetuity. Money Book XX, p. 180. Disposition Book XX, p. 76.
Same for 500l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown law suits. Money Book XX, p. 178. Order Book VII, p. 327. Disposition Book XX, p. 76.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin [to the Clerk of the Pipe] for records of surplusage to satisfy the surplus of 6l. 6s. 7d. resting upon the account of Richard Lamplugh as Sheriff of Cumberland for the year ended 1708 Sept. 29 by charging same on the debit of 6l. 6s. 7d. resting on the account of Felix Calvert as Sheriff of Berks for the same year.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplus and debit respectively. Money Book XX, p. 178.
Nov. 11. Same dormant by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay (out of wood sales) 65l. per an. to William Emerson and John Playell, keepers in Hyde Park, for watering the roadway in said park from the corner above the Pond there to the lower gateway leading to her Majesty's house at Kensington: viz. for performing same for the last summer and for the time to come: they having performed same for some years past in the summer season to an expense of 108l. in 1705 and 99l. 12s. 0d. in 1706 and 82l. 16s. 0d. in 1707 which sums have been paid to them at the Exchequer: and the said Wilcox having by the Lord Treasurer's direction agreed with them to perform same for 65l. per an. in future. Ibid., p. 179.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to John Hesket as a Queen's waiter London port. Ibid., p. 180.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary and incidents bill, detailed, of the Wine Licence Office for the year from 1704 Xmas to 1705 Xmas: total 745l. 11s. 5d. Ibid., p. 189.
Letter of direction for 20,049l. 1s.d. to Francis, Visct. Rialton, Cofferer of the Household: for the service of his Office: to be issued out of Civil List moneys by 2,000l. a week fron the 16th inst.: which sum (with 8,900l. already issued) is to clear the debt in the Cofferer's Office to Lady day last. Disposition Book XX, p. 73.
Same for 6,278l. 1s. 9d. to John, Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys by 500l. a week to begin from this day: and is intended to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for a quarter's wages due [in the Chamber] at Lady day 1709 according to the Establishment [of the Chamber] 5,123 10 6
to the Master of the Buckhounds for 1709 Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance of 1,100l. per an. 275 0 0
to the two keepers of the Council Chamber for necessaries and riding charges for one year to June 24 last 59 10 0
to John Cocks, servant of the Council Chamber, for same time on his wages of 40 marks per an. and expenses 58 3 4
to Timothy Goodwin for printing the lists of the Lent Preachers and for stationery ware for the Lord Chamberlain's Office for the year 1708 24 13 4
to Mr. Incledon on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day for one quarter to Lady day 1709. 30 6 8
to the Master of the Barges for the 48 watermen in full of their bills for one year ended 7 Sept. 1709 54 0 0
to William Churchill Esq. for stationery ware delivered to Secretary Boyle's Office for half a year ended at Xmas 1708 223 7 8
to Mr. Randue for half a year to Michaelmas 1709 160 0 0
to Mr. Daniel Malthus, apothecary to the [Queen's] person, for his bills for medicines and physick for her Majesty's servants and others at Windsor and Newmarket in the years 1706, 1707 and 1708 108 12 7
to Mr. Davis, apothecary at Windsor, for physic for the like uses for the same years at Windsor 7 7 10
to Charles Boit, her Majesty's painter in enamel, for two pictures of her Majesty presented to the Venetian Ambassador 34 8 0
to Mr. Owen Swiney for a box at the theatre in the Haymarket kept for the Muscovite Princes during their stay in England 89 12 4
to Mr. James White for a box for the said Princes at the theatre in Drury Lane 29 9 6
£6,278 1 9
Disposition Book XX, p. 74.
Nov. 11. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to cause the Duke of Marlborough's baggage on board the Society merchantman Peregrine galley, Henrietta and Katherine yachts, newly arrived from Holland, to be sent to his Grace's lodgings at St. James's and opened there. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 128.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Monsieur Vrybergh, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, together with a petition of Gasper Mendez, merchant of Rotterdam, and papers annexed [all missing] concerning the ship King David belonging to the said Mendez and lately seized by the Customs officers at Portsmouth. Ibid.
Same to same to permit William Heysham and John Boyle Esqrs. agents for the Island of Barbados to inspect the accounts of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty arisen within the said island and to take copies or extracts of same as they think fit. Ibid., p. 129.
Treasury reference to Thomas Baker and William Gosleyn of the petition of Ellis Terrell, late Agent for Prizes at Lisbon and likewise Agent there for the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, praying to be cleared from the damage he has received in having his effects under seizure at Lisbon upon account of a prosecution commenced against him by the owners of the Southwell privateer which had been condemned as prize in England; and to have an allowance of salary for the time he acted as Agent for the Lord Admiral, being about seven years. The portion of this petition referring to said Admiralty Droits agency is separately referred to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Warters. Reference Book VIII, p. 375.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Alexander Rippon, master of the ship Valentine, and Robert Duncombe, master of the ship Ann, both of Newcastle, shewing that they took in their lading of corn, wine and brandy at Leith in North Britain and paid Duties for same, as appears by the cocquet; that on their way to Newcastle they were taken by a privateer and agreed to pay ransoms of 135l. and 75l. respectively and left James Henche and Cha. Kelley their mates for pledges; that on arrival at Newcastle the ships are seized by the Customs officers and “the owners thereof” refuse to pay their part of the ransom so that the said Henche and Kelly have ever since June last remained prisoners at the expense of the petitioners till ransomed. Ibid.
Nov. 11. Same to the Postmaster General of the petition of Geo. Warburton, late Deputy Postmaster in Ireland, setting forth the many misfortunes and losses that have befallen him during the wars in Ireland which have disabled him to make up his accounts of that revenue; therefore praying that 500l. (which his son is willing to pay to set petitioner at liberty) may be accepted in discharge of petitioner's debt as Deputy Postmaster in Ireland. Ibid., p. 376.
Nov. 12. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Danish Envoy and another from the master of the ship Helena of Denmark concerning a complaint of some illtreatment. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Travers, [Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. It is the Queen's pleasure that you forthwith treat with the several proprietors of the houses standing upon the Castle Hill at Windsor between her Majesty's late purchase there and the gate leading into the town; and likewise with Edward Jones a gardener who is in possession of two pieces of ground lying under the west end of the Terrace, in order to purchase the premises for her Majesty's use. The Lord Treasurer desires you to advise herein with Mr. Topham or such other of the inhabitants of Windsor as you think best able to give you the real value thereof. Ibid., p. 129.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland returning their report on Mr. Cockburn, searcher of Customs at Leith. You represent him as a diligent and faithful officer and that his salary of 40l. is very mean in regard Leith is the first port in North Britain. You are to propose to my Lord Treasurer what salary you think is fitting. “And I am also to acquaint you that in all cases for the time to come where matters are referred to you for your opinion his Lordship expects you should give it him plainly and clearly according to the directions contained in the reference.” Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 108.
Nov. 14. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, and to the Auditors of Imprests for the allowing in the accounts of the said How of items as follow amounting in all to 588l. 6s. 6d. being payments made by Christopher Rhodes on account of the late intended Expedition (the said Rhodes having been appointed Paymaster of the Land Forces going on the said Expedition by commission under the royal sign manual dated 1709 March 25 and the sum of 12,856l. 12s. 0d. having been ordered to be imprested to him by said How by the royal sign manual of 1709 April 7). Further hereby the said Howe is to receive back from the said Rhodes the balance of the said 12,856l. 12s. 0d. and is thereupon to deliver up the said royal sign manual of April 7 and all acquittances and receipts given thereupon are to be cancelled. All by reason that the then intended Expedition was not proceeded upon and the only expenditure and disbursements by said Rhodes thereupon were as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to Monsieur Monseguer for 90 days' advance on his pay as Aide de Camp, paid by order of the Commander in Chief of the said intended Expedition: and which is intended to be made good again to the Queen if the said Monseguer shall be employed by us in any other service 42 12 6
to the Secretary to the said Commander in Chief, by his order, for stationery ware and other incidents 40 13 0
to Capt. Gardner, paid by like order, for colours and bell tents for the use of the Forces 85 3 0
to Brigadier Whetham on account of pay 50 0 0
to Brigadier Whetham's Secretary on account of pay 5 7 6
to said Rhodes on the allowance payable to him by his commission to wit from 1709 March 26 to June 24 when he returned from Portsmouth 273 0 0
to said Rhodes in satisfaction of all his demands for or upon account of the extraordinary expenses he was at in giving security in the Exchequer, taking out his commission, carrying down the money to Portsmouth, putting the same on shipboard 91 10 6
£588 6 6
Queen's Warrant Book XX, pp. 159–61.
Nov. 14. Privy seal dated Westminster for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to John Wich as Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp and Mecklenburg and to the Hanse Towns: his said ordinary to commence from Sept. 29 last and the first quarter thereon to be paid in advance. Ibid., p. 162.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Window, of London merchant, of all the woods, woodlands and other lands of the late Robert Breton which have been seized into the hands of the Crown and of all the Crown title thereto reserving such rents and services (if any) formerly payable thereout: the said Window having become a security in 1703 of said Breton as then collector of Customs in Dover port who died indebted to the Crown in 1,500l. on account of his said collection and further indebted in 500l. to John Sansom late collector of Customs in Bristol port: and Window being solely liable as surety (in view of the decay of Thomas Tooke of London merchant, the other security) proposes to pay said 500l. and to give security for said 1,500l. on receiving a grant of said Breton's lands.
Appending: particular and memorandum of said lands made out by Henry Stevens, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer: the woodlands &c. being Upland Pond Wood, South Road Wood, Kennarton Cross Wood, in Woodchurch and Kennarton alias Kenardington; Boughton Wood, Hazlewood, Hartmerewood, Beaconsfield Wood, Barton Wood, Jacketts in the several parishes of Wye, Boughton, Aluph, Mollish [Moldash] and Godmersham Co. Kent. Ibid., pp. 163–5.
Nov. 14. Same to same for a same to grant to John Hobson, son of Sir Charles Hobson, the office of Chief Joiner and Purveyor of the Works in place of his said father whose patents (of 1706 June 1 for the place of Chief Joiner and 1702 May 28 for the place of Purveyor) are hereby to be annulled: with the fee of 52l. 12s. 6d. per an. for the office or offices of Chief Joiner and 8d. a day for the office of Purveyor. Ibid., p. 165.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay Algernoon, Earl of Essex, Constable of the Tower of London, 44l. without account, for the charge of diet and lodging of Col. Wauchop as a prisoner in the Tower for 22 weeks from 1709 June 5 to Nov. 7 at the rate of 40s. a week. (Money warrant dated Dec. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 171. Disposition Book XX, p. 87.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest for the service of the Works. Disposition Book XX, p. 75.
William Lowndes to said Dartiquenave to apply the abovesaid 1,000l. to uses as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to defray the charge in the Office of Works for the funeral of Prince George of Denmark 649 17
to yourself for your salary as Paymaster and for Exchequer fees on levying tallies there and other contingencies 350 2
£1,000 0 0
Same for 6,240l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of the payments of the Bank of England towards the Supply for the year 1709: and is intended to be applied as follows: viz.
for wages, being to answer to the Marquess of Carmarthen his flag pay for Michaelmas quarter 1709 240
for Wear and Tear, to satisfy bills of exchange under this head 6,000
Same to the [Principal] Officer of the Works to report on the enclosed bills [missing] of Anthony Vernatty for 254l. 15s. 2d. for setting up lights in the Court of Requests and elsewhere for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament during the late Sessions. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 129.
Nov. 14. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Nov. 13 made upon reading a letter from Monsieur de [Matthias Balthasar von] Waldersee. Envoy from the King of Denmark, concerning a Danish ship Helena laden with corn and taken by one of her Majesty's ships of war and brought to Stanley Creek, where she now lies to perform her quarantine, and complaining that the said ship is in great want of provisions (which were consumed and taken away by the said man of war) and her crew thereby in danger of perishing. It is hereby ordered that the Customs Commissioners take care that she be sufficiently supplied with provisions without delay and so from time to time during her quarantain. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 217.
Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Walpole of the petition of Lieut. John Adams shewing that after the battle of Almanza he was left at Bayonne in France and was appointed by Major General Shrimpton to subsist and take care of the prisoners as they came from Spain and that he was not only at the trouble of subsisting them but was also obliged to attend at the hospitals every day as an interpreter between the sick and their physicians to the great prejudice of his health and that he has been discharged of the said trust and has passed his accounts but has had no allowance for the same. Reference Book VIII. p. 375.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Bower, collector of Weymouth port, shewing that the late collector of Dartmouth was obliged to pay petitioner 30l. per an. but the son of said collector (who succeeded his father) refuses to pay same though that employment was given on the same terms his father enjoyed; that petitioner was removed from Dartmouth to Weymouth for the public service and therefore had that allowance out of the Dartmouth collection: therefore praying continuance of said 30l. per an. Ibid., p. 376.
Same to Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosselin of the petition of the officers and company of the ship Newark setting forth that they have frequently applied to the Commissioners for Prizes for the money due for the prizes Lady Miserecordia and Queen of Heaven taken by the said ship: after having been frequently promised payment the said Commissioners now tell them that Mr. Ellis Tirrell, late Agent of [prizes at] Lisbon detains the money in his hands, refusing to pay it to the Receiver General.” Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] of the petition of Capt. William Ince. late Captain in second in Lord Mountjoy's Regiment, shewing that Capt. Man agent to the said Regiment not only detains great part of the levy money but also refuses to give him an account of the pay of himself and [his] Company. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Judith Jullia Coutiers (whose late husband was Lieut. and Quarter Master in Major General Sankey's Regiment of Foot and who died in Portugal 1707 leaving her in a deplorable condition with four children) praying that the pension of 5s. a day to her father (who is lately dead) may be continued to her for the support of her aged mother and her poor children. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 123.
Nov. 15. Money warrant for 20l. to James Gigvillatt (Gigivillatt), clerk, for the charges of his passage to America (the West Indies) whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XX, p. 179. Order Book VII, p. 327. Disposition Book XX, p. 76.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Nov. 13 inst. for the ship Ashfat laden with potashes and bale goods from Dantzic to be permitted to go to her place of discharge without being further obliged to perform quarantine; on the petition of Jacob Jacobson of London, merchant, in regard she came from Dantzic long before the plague began in those parts. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 218.
Nomination by Treasurer Godolphin of Peter Heywood to be deputy in the Island of Jamaica of William Blathwaite in the office of Surveyor and Auditor General of her Majesty's Revenues [in America]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 3.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to Thomas Johnson at the nomination of Jane Johnson widow of the lately disparked park of Liskeard &c. for 99 years terminable on the lives of said Thomas Johnson and Thomas and William, sons of said Jane, ut supra, p. 128. Ibid.
Nov. 16. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Burchett [Secretary of the Admiralty] with another from Capt. Trotter, commander of her Majesty's ship Panther, relating to the quarantine ordered to be performed by the said ship: all as referred to the Lord Treasurer by the Privy Council. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 130.
Nov. 17. Same to [the Secretary, at War] to prepare a royal warrant for payment to Lieut. General Francis Langston and Col. Samuell Masham of the sums as follows in full satisfaction for the clothes and accoutrements of the men drafted from their Regiments of Horse: the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland having sent to the Lord Treasurer the report as below from the General Officers of Ireland touching the same.
Appending: said report signed by Jo[h]n Tidcombe, Robert Echlin, Cha. Feilding, T. Fairfax and Tho. Burgh. By the Lord Lieutenant's order of 1703–4 Feb. 19 there were detached 29 men out of Langston's Regiment and 39 out of Masham's for completing Major General Harvey's Regiment of Horse at that time commanded for Portugal. At 14l. 14s. 6d. per man for clothes and accoutrements 427l. 0s. 6d. is due to Langston and 574l. 5s. 6d. to Masham. No satisfaction has yet been made for the same. But in consideration that the clothes were not worn two months before the detachment was made it is the opinion of the Board [of General Officers Ireland] that a deduction of one third should be made, reducing the sums respectively to 284l. 13s. 8d. and 382l. 17s. 0d. or together 667l. 10s. 8d. Out Letters (General) XIX. pp. 130–1.
Nov. 17. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Warden of the Stannaries. I received yours of the 4th inst. with the proposal made by the tinners of Cornwall relating to a new contract for the tin there, wherein they pray that the Queen may cause a [Tin] Convention to be held and hope that their representatives will consent to such a price as that her Majesty may be no loser thereby. Being willing to promote their request I called for a state of the present contract and have consulted with the Officers of the Mint who are entrusted with the sale and disposal of her Majesty's tin. Upon the whole matter I plainly perceive that if her Majesty should condescend to make a new contract it cannot be upon a less abatement in the price than 5s. per hundred weight [in order for her Majesty] to be no loser. If you find the petitioners are willing to enter into a new contract for 1,600 tons a year for seven years from the expiry of the contract in being at such an abatement [of price as above] I shall be ready to advise her Majesty to agree thereto and to call a [tinners'] Parliament for that purpose, being fully persuaded that it will be for the good of the country to make a new contract on such terms. Ibid., p. 133.
Nov. 18. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to apply the sum of 70,866l. 11s. 2d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between Oct. 21 last and Nov. 18 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 663l. 13s.d. from whale fins; 17,811l. 17s.d. from New Customs; 3,143l. 10s.d. from Additional Impositions; 4,665l. 11s.d. from Salt; 2,518l. 7s. 2d. from Vellum; 34.775l. 10s. 7d. from Continued Impositions: 7.288l. 0s. 8d. from Windows: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register the 18 Nov. 1709. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 95153 9 8 16098 14
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 205835 13 12971 13 10½
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 8000 0 0 481 4 11
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 155990 0 0 18095 8
Leather 304438 0 0 154650 2 15763 10
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 101404 2 6 6649 0
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 12771 6 806 19
2267756 4 733804 14 70866 11 2
Money Book XX, p. 184.
Money warrant for 17,503l. 15s. 0d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets: as imprest for discharging the principal and interest and benefits due on the 108th payment of said tickets which is the next payment in course.
£ s. d.
Appending: certificate of the principal &c. so due: principal money due on the 108th payment 10,000 0 0
interest of 1,000 tickets from 1700 Lady day to 1709 Nov. 18 being 3,525 days at a half-penny a day each [ticket] 7,343 15 0
benefits 160 0 0
£17,503 15 0
Ibid., p. 180. Order Book VII, p. 328.
Nov. 19. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Nov. 18 inst. “Upon reading this day at the Board an humble address to her Majesty from the House of Commons that her Majesty would be pleased to order an embargo to be forthwith laid upon all ships laden with corn to be exported to foreign parts” it is hereby ordered an embargo be forthwith laid on all such ships in any the ports of this kingdom. Out Letters (Customs) XV. p. 218.