Warrant Books: November 1709, 21-30

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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, 21–30

Nov. 21. Letter of direction for 6,000l. to John Tailer gent. for buildings at Woodstock: out of loans in the Exchequer on tin. Disposition Book XX, p. 74.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Envoy from the King of Portugal to put on board the packet boat for Holland a chest as in the enclosed memorial [missing]. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 133.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed account [missing] received in a letter from the Earl of Galway, of disbursements at Gibraltar in 1708 and 1709. Ibid., p. 134.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] of the petition of Francis Wyvill, Receiver [General of Taxes] for Co. York &c. setting forth that in 1708 he advanced 1,400l. for raising and subsisting [recruits for] Lord Mordaunt's Regiment, for which bills of exchange were drawn by [? upon] the [said Regiment's] Agent payable in London, which yet remain unsatisfied: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 376.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Justus Beck merchant for a non pros to a seizure of an ingot of foreign gold above standard which his servant lately put on board the common passage boat at London for Harwich [without entering same but] only taking a receipt from the the master for same as no Duty was payable thereon, but it has been seized by Henry Cambey, a Customs officer, under pretence of its not being entered: the said mistake being through ignorance. Ibid., p. 377.
Nov. 22. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report (to-morrow morning before you go to Westminster Hall) on the enclosed petition and papers [missing] of Gasper Mendez merchant of Bristol relating to the ship King David and her lading, seized at Portsmouth. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 133.
Nov. 23. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 2,975l. to the executors of the Duchess of Cleveland to clear to Michaelmas last the part of her pension due from her Majesty: paying same by 100l. a week from date hereof: it appearing from a statement of Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office, that there was due to said Duchess at the time of her death 7,050l. for arrears under Wm. III. to wit from 1700 Midsummer to 1701 Xmas and a further 2,975l. in her present Majesty's reign, to wit 625l. to complete 1709 Lady day quarter and 2,350l. for half a year to Sept. 29 last. Money Book XX, p. 181.
Same dormant by same to the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits and Tenths of all the dioceses of England and Wales concerned, for the respective annuities of 500l. for Elizabeth Hamilton and 850l. for her sons viz. such of the said dioceses as she or they shall desire: it being provided by the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 24] for discharging small livings from First Fruits and Tenths that if annuities charged thereon should thereby fail then the whole revenue of First Fruits and Tenths should be liable to make good the deficit. Ibid., p. 182.
William Lowndes [to the Agents for Taxes]. The Lord Treasurer thinks it for the public service that the Receivers General of the Land Tax who remit any bills of exchange to the Bank should take care to have it expressed in the said Bills that they are to be paid in money. Please signify the same to the respective Receivers General of Taxes accordingly. Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 134–5.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jacob Gabay and Jo[h]n Mendez D'Costa praying a noli prosequi as to the Queen's part of a seizure of four ingots of foreign gold which they sent to their correspondent at Harwich from London in a common passage boat. Reference Book VIII, p. 378.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities of John Pearce for his faithful performance of the service of transporting prisoners of war.
Prefixing: report by Henry Stevens [Deputy Queen's Remembrancer] on the sufficiency of said security. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI. p. 13.
Nov. 24. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Dec. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon, with a note of the later order of Treasurer Godolphin ut infra under date 1709–10 Jan. 23 for the unsatisfied residue to be paid to Robert Walpole as successor to said Littleton in said office of Treasurer of the Navy.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 166. Money Book XX, p. 188. Order Book VII, pp. 329. 330.
Same to same for a same to discharge the heirs and executors of John Methuen from the several quantities of 5,583 ounces 5 pennyweight of white plate and 1,272 ounces 15 pennyweight of gilt plate delivered out of the Jewel Office 1703 Nov. 9 to said Methuen, no part of which has been returned into said Office: all in consideration of the many good and faithful services performed by said Methuen, and by Paul Methuen his son, as well in divers negotiations as our Envoy to the King of Portugal and to the King of Spain and to the Duke of Savoy and lately as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: in consideration whereof the Queen is pleased to bestow said plate on said Paul Methuen and to discharge him from [accounting for] the same. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 170.
Nov. 24. Letter of direction for 1,300l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: 1,085l. thereof to answer bills of exchange drawn from Holland for money distributed to the poor Catholic Palatines that were sent back thither from England and the remaining 215l. for such particular uses as her Majesty hath directed. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 135.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] dated Bristol the 19th inst. and signed Charles Conley. Please inform yourselves concerning the frauds and abuses therein mentioned and take such measures thereon as you think fit. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to same forthwith to dismiss the Sub-Commissioners for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands and their clerks and in lieu thereof to establish officers and salaries as follows: (save that the salary of John Norwood is not to be lessened), and further to sell the goods for same [the said Duty] after the method proposed as follows.
Prefixing: memorial by the Customs Commissioners. We have wrote divers times to the Sub-Commissioners of said Duty in Barbados to make up and send home their accounts and the balance thereof yet they have neglected to comply therewith. No accounts have come since Xmas 1706 at which time they appeared to be indebted upwards of 5,000l. to the Queen. For the security of the revenue we have therefore thought it necessary to order Thomas Edwards, the Receiver there (who has given good security), to receive from the said Sub-Commissioners all the money, bills or goods in their hands on account of said Duty or other Duties under our management and to remit the same to England with the privity of the said Sub-Commissioners and of Mr. Stephens, the Comptroller [of said Duties].
We are of opinion that the said Sub-Commissioners being collectors and having the power of paying their own salaries themselves would not admit of any comptroll, as being the superior officers; which has been the reason they kept [back] their accounts and detained the Queen's money so long in their hands. Therefore we propose that they be replaced by a Surveyor General appointed with proper instructions from us to inspect the officers of the Customs there, which will be a more regular constitution in itself as well as more agreeable to the management of the Customs here and in other parts of the Plantations. We therefore propose that William Sharp and Samuell Cox, the Sub-Commissioners at Barbados, be forthwith dismissed and the salaries of them and their clerks (being 500l. per an.) be sunk “they having often trifled with and misled this Board besides their neglecting to forward their accounts and send home their balance”; that John Norwood, one of the Sub-Commissioners and collector at the Island of Nevis, whose salary is 150l., may be still collector there at 100l. per an. and that Edward Perry the other Sub-Commissioner of [said Duty at] Nevis who at present resides and acts as Sub-Commissioner only at Antigua at 150l. per an. be the Surveyor General at the Island of Barbados, the Leeward Islands and Bermudas, we having a very good opinion of his ability, integrity, faithful services and knowledge in the laws of Trade and Navigation.
“And in regard provisions and other necessaries are excessive dear in those parts and the transporting himself from one island to another will be very chargeable” we advise a salary of 400l. per an. to be paid to him at Barbados out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. By the existing method the payment of salaries and incidents of said Duties in said islands are made there in specie out of the receipts from said Duty arising upon rum, lime juice and melasses (as being goods that sell to the least advantage here) according to the established rate of Muscovado sugar which is 12s. 6d. per hundredweight though sold at the same time at 12s. (fn. 1) per hundredweight in the island; and where the same falls short of paying the whole salaries &c. in such case the same are to be made up out of other sorts of goods according to the said rate. We find that the Queen has been greatly abused thereby. We therefore think that for the future instead of reducing the rum, lime juice and melasses into Muscovado sugar at certain [or fixed] rates the same should be publicly sold to the best advantage in the respective islands in the presence of the Surveyor General. Collector and Comptroller [of said Duties and Revenues there] and that the salaries &c. be paid out of the proceeds. Out Letters (Customs) XV. pp. 219–21.
Nov. 24. Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John Hester, merchant, shewing that in March last he contracted with the said Commissioners for 1,800 tons of hemp for her Majesty's stores amounting to 60,000l. but by the combination of several persons the commodity was engrossed in Russia and the price advanced on him 50 per cent. without any reason for the same, by which means he will lose upwards of 10,000l.: notwithstanding which he has on board the ships lately expected, and will deliver, the quantity contracted for: therefore prays that the first 20,000l. of bills made out to him on delivery of his goods may be paid in money and the bills sunk in discharge thereof. Reference Book VIII. p. 377.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Victualling Commissioners to pay to Thomas Baker and William Gosselin, who are appointed Receivers of all such arrears of prizes as belong to her Majesty, a bill of exchange for 1,000l. drawn by Jos. Gyde from Jamaica Sept. 6 last on said Commissioners payable to the Lord Treasurer on account of the Prize Office in Jamaica.
Prefixing: said bill.
Exchange for 1,000l. sterl. Jamaica.
Sept. 6 1709.
Hond. Sirs.
At forty days after sight please to pay this my second bill of exchange, my first, third and fourth not being paid, to the Right Honble, the Lord Godolphin, Lord High Treasurer of England, or his order, the sum of 1,000l. sterling on account of the Prize Office in Jamaica: exchange of 18l. per cent.: and place it to the account of
Hond. Sirs,
Your most obedient humble servant,
Jos. Gyde.
To the Honble. Commissioners for Victualling her Majesty's Navy upon Tower Hill, London.
This necessary for her Majesty's service.
Cha. Wager.
Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 4.
[? Nov. 24.] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to Walter Baines gent. (at the nomination of John Howse) of reliefs in the counties of Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth and of messages and tenements in Kilkennis in Co. Denbigh and of lands and tenements in Cos. Pembroke, Brecon and Carnarvon ut supra, p. 240. Ibid.
Nov. 24. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Reyner of premises as follows.
Prefixing: (1) report dated 1707 July 22 by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of said Reyner ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books Vol. XXI, p. 271. In 1694 he petitioned for lands in Spalding Co. Lincoln and in 1695 for lands at Missen and Yadlethorpe.
(2) Unfinished entry of the Auditor's particular of the lands, tolls and mills in Kirton in Lindsey, formerly in lease to Helen Izod.
(3) Surveyor General's memorandum thereon.
(4) and (5). A like unfinished entry of a particular of the messuage in Yadlethorpe lately held by Dr. William Lincoln: with a like memorandum.
(6) Surveyor General's constat and memorandum relating to the concealed lands in Missen.
(7) Ratal of the whole. Ibid., pp. 5–11.
Nov. 25. Allowance by same of the incidents bill, not detailed, of the Salt Office for last Sept. 29 quarter: total 599l. 9s.d. Money Book XX, p. 36.
William Lowndes to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. The Lord Treasurer is informed by you that money may be raised on the tallies remaining in your hands on the Land Tax 1709 which were issued to you March 23 last. In order to enable you to pay subsistence and other the pressing services as follows, his Lordship agrees to your raising the sum of 51,704l. 6s. 0d. on the said tallies on the best terms you can (considering the retrospect of interest allowed from Sept. 1 last). On your sending the orders to the Treasury with your assignments thereon the Lord Treasurer will give warrants to the Exchequer to pay the interest accordingly. Said sum is to be applied to the uses following: viz.
£ s. d.
On account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1709.
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain; which together with 13,593l. 2s. 2d. issued April 23 last on account of subsistence is to complete 17,591l. 4s. 0d. for 28 days' subsistence from Oct. 25 last to Nov. 21 inst. 3,998 1 10
for 61 days' pay for the several Garrisons from June 25 last to Aug. 24 last according to the Establishment and muster rolls 2,623 6
for 97 days' pay from June 25 last to Sept. 29 last for the Capt. General and several General and Staff Officers 3,631 2 1
on account of contingencies to satisfy several warrants signed by her Majesty 3,500 0 0
on account of the 5,000 men for sea services anno 1709.
for 28 days' subsistence from Oct. 25 last to Nov. 21 inst. for the several Regiments forming part of this Establishment 1,521 12 6
for the same subsistence for the Officers of Brigadier Handasyde's Regiment in England for the same time 226 6 4
on account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1709.
for 31 days' subsistence from Nov. 22 inst. to Dec. 22 next for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 19,637 11 11
for 59 days' subsistence to Dec. 22 next for the Battalion of Guards in Holland 4,656 7 3
for 61 days' pay from Aug. 25 last to Oct. 24 last for the several Garrisons 2,626 7 4
on account of the 5,000 men for sea services anno 1709.
for 31 days' subsistence to Dec. 22 next for the several Regiments forming part of the Establishment 2,533 13 11
the like for the Officers of Brigadier Handasyde's Regiment in England for the same time 250 5 7
on account of Invalids anno 1709.
for the 11 Companies of Invalids on account of subsistence 2,000 0 0
to answer a bill of exchange drawn from New England by Col. Vetch July 29 last payable at 30 days' sight, accepted the 20th Oct. following 200 0 0
to answer the like bill drawn Aug. 2 last payable at 20 days' sight and accepted Oct. 26 last 172 19 0
to satisfy her Majesty's warrants of 29 Aug. 1709 for an extraordinary allowance of three pence a day to the Dragoons of the Regiments commanded by Lieut. General Ecklyn, the Earl of Essex and Major General Carpenter for dry forage, from the time of their marching into North Britain to the time of their being put out to grass 1,828 10 0
for Handasyde's Regiment on account of subsistence 2,298 1 10½
£51,704 6 0
Disposition Book XX, pp. 76–7.
Nov. 25. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 5,000l. to William Francklin, one of the slopsellers of the Navy: as imprest to enable him to carry on the service of providing slop cloths for the use of the seamen on board the Fleet: to be imprested out of the tallies and orders on the twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands: same is to be made good again to the Queen out of the defalcations on the ships' books for slop cloths as the said ships shall come to be paid off. This sum is to be placed to the head of Wages anno 1709. Ibid., p. 78.
Nov. 5.
[sic. for 25].
Same to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy. On the Navy Commissioners' report on the above Francklin's petition the Lord Treasurer has this day directed him 5,000l. as above. His Lordship agrees that the orders for said sum shall (besides the 5 per cent. interest) have a retrospection of two months' interest at that rate from the time of assignment thereof [by you the Navy Treasurer to him, the said Francklin] as was allowed in the like case to Mr. Harnage the other slopseller and on your sending to the Treasury [the orders endorsed with] such assignments his Lordship will give warrant to the Exchequer [for allowance of such interest] accordingly. Ibid.
Nov. 25. Same to Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Brigadier Lundie, Sir William Douglas and Capt. Charles Callaghan. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 136.
Same to Mr. Borret [Solicitor for Treasury Affairs]. Some time since her Majesty directed Spencer Compton to pay 40l. per an, to a certain person who calls herself the Lady Mordington. By a letter to the Lord Treasurer the Lord Mordington assures my Lord that he is not nor ever was married to any woman whatsoever. Please examine into the matter and report to the Lord Treasurer thereon. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of William Hill of Rusper Co. Sussex for reward for his services in the discovery of the forfeited estate in Cos. Sussex and Surrey of Thomas Patching outlawed for murder. Reference Book VIII, p. 378.
Nov. 25. Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Edward Douglas shewing that he was appointed Commissary of the Stores of War belonging to the Forces late under the Earl of Rivers; and has faithfully performed the duty thereof and has delivered to Mr. James Brydges an account of the stores by him disposed of: that there is due to him 765l., out of which he has drawn two bills on said Brydges for 310l. 15s. 0d. which bills remain yet unsatisfied: therefore prays that Mr. Brydges may be directed to make a report on his account and that the arrears due to petitioner may be paid and that he may have some consideration for his expense and trouble by reason of said bills not being satisfied. Reference Book VIII, p. 377.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for an additional allowance of 3,000l. per an. for three years as from Oct. 17 last for 300 additional families of poor Palatines, it being certified that 800 families of them have been landed in Ireland: and further that 10,000l. be issued in the first year as from Oct. 17 last on the allowance of 5,000l. as by the royal warrant of Oct. 17 last and the 3,000l. as by the present warrant: and the remaining sums in such proportions as shall be desired by the Commissioners for taking care of the disposition and settlement of the said poor Palatines there. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 125–6.
Nov. 26. Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Charles Hedges for 1709 Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity or allowance. Money Book XX, p. 183. Disposition Book XX, p. 87.
Nov. 28. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 40l. per an. salary to Joseph Roberts (the Queen's Plumber at Windsor) for the office of working and keeping in order the engine at Windsor mill erected and set up for the conveying of water into Windsor Castle and looking after the repairs of the wheels and timberwork of the said engine as also the brass and iron work and all other the works thereto belonging and cleansing the conduit house, well drains, mill, millpond and river from the gravel, weeds and all other soil that may obstruct the same and preserving and repairing the mill pond and banks of the river contiguous thereto and removing all timber, boats or barges that may lay across, dam up or stop the current of the water to and from the said mill: to which office he is appointed loco John Taylor lately deceased: the said officer to be further paid all charges of repairs as approved by the Surveyor of Windsor Works. King's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 166–7.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to William Ryder as royal bounty to enable him to discharge so much of a debt of 2,500l. which the late Lord Griffin, for whom Ryder was a surety, borrowed of one Valentine Duncombe upon a bond which was assigned to the Earl of Ranelagh who then was and still is a debtor to the Crown: to be issued out of money in the Exchequer arisen from the forfeited estate of said Lord Griffin. (Money warrant dated Dec. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 27 hereon.)
likewise for 300l. to James Griffin as royal bounty in consideration of several debts and claims out of the said forfeited estate to which (according to divers reports which have been laid before the Queen) he seems to have some equitable title: to be issued out of the like money. (Money warrant dated Dec. 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 185. Order Book VII, p. 382. Disposition Book XX, p. 87.
Nov. 28. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, not detailed, of the Excise and Malt Office for last Sept. 29 quarter: total 1,572l. 12s. 9d. Money Book XX, p. 151.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the inhabitants of the several parishes in the county of Hertford complaining that several sums of money have been levied on them by order of the Exchequer Court for arrears of Duties on Houses although there were no arrears due from them. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 136.
Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] and Mr. Walpole [Secretary at War] of the petition of Thomas Castle shewing that by commission dated 20 Dec. 1705 he was appointed Commissary of the Stores of Clothing and Accoutrements sent to Spain for the use of the English and Spanish Forces there: at 20s. a day salary; and at the same time “had put under his care a great quantity of bread corne, all which having delivered out pursuant to his instructions [he, petitioner] returned to England in 1708”: that he has been paid no further than Xmas 1707 notwithstanding the Earl of Galway employed him up to May 1708 in making up his accounts with the several Regiments and Paymasters and [he] could not get to England until December following: that he was allowed no storekeeper although obliged to pay one and to send a person to take care of corn and other stores from Tortosa to Denia and Valencia and likewise paid 12l. 9s. 9d. for small clothing delivered for the use of the English: therefore prays payment of his salary to the time of his landing in England and some allowance for [said] disbursements. Reference Book VIII, p. 378.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 29 last [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] for the provision of mourning for the children of the Chapel: to an estimate of 190l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 4.
Same for same of a same dated Sept. 29 last [to same] for mourning liveries, not detailed, for the [royal] watermen: to an estimate of 350l. Ibid.
Same for same of a same dated Aug. 31 last [to same] to provide velvet, chairs and carpet, not detailed, for the Council Chamber in the Cockpit: to an estimate of 14l. Ibid.
Nov. 29. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 600,000l. to John How, Receiver and Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces: as imprest for said Guards and Garrisons in Great Britain for the service of the year 1710, including 5,000 men to serve on board the Fleet. (Money warrant dated Dec. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 168. Money Book XX, p. 187. Order Book VII, p. 330.
Nov. 29. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,500,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad (of the Forces acting in conjunction with the Forces of our Allies) as imprest for the charge of the Forces consisting either of Foreign or Subject Troops under his pay for the year 1710 and for defraying her Majesty's proportion of subsidies upon Treaties made or to be made with our Allies and all other charges and expenses of the said Armies and Forces. (Money warrant dated Dec. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 169. Money Book XX, p. 188. Order Book VII, p. 330.
Same [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to reimburse to Charles Deering, Auditor General of Ireland, the sum of 312l. paid by him as follows for the house rent of his Office of Auditor and to place 26l. per an. for such rent on the Establishment of Ireland in future as from 1709 Lady day: it appearing from said Auditor's petition that there is a brick house situate in Crane Lane in Dublin which was forfeited to the Crown by the rebellion in 1641 wherein the Auditor General was appointed to keep his Office, it being adjoining to the other Exchequer Offices, as for example the Vice Treasurer, Clerk of the Pells, the two Chamberlains, the Muster Master General and Surveyor General, all which have now their Offices from the Crown free from rent as the former Auditor General [also] had; that in 1677 one James Clark, servant to the Duke of Ormonde, then Lord Lieutenant, obtained a grant of the said house (which was then actually in the possession of the said Auditor General under the Crown, rent free) for 99 years from 1677 Sept. 29 at 13s. 4d. per an.; that in 1690 the petitioner went over into Ireland with Wm. III. and took possession of his office of Auditor General then vacant by the death of James Ware and was forced to contract with Richard Chappell (who had bought the said house from James Clarke) for 26l. per an. which petitioner has constantly paid from time to time, although the several Offices of the Exchequer and all other Offices of the revenue have been and are rent free; that in 1693 petitioner passed a patent for a forfeited house on Ormond Quay in Dublin which house was to be annexed for ever to the Auditor's Office but by an Act of Parliament made some time since for Resuming the Forfeitures in Ireland “he was again deprived of the said house”: wherefore he prays to be reimbursed said rent and for same to be settled for the future: his said payments being 312l. to wit 58l. 10s. 0d. from 1691 June 24 to 1693 Oct. 20 at which time he became entitled to the said forfeited house on Ormond Quay and 253l. 10s. 0d. from Nov. 1699 (at which time he lost possession of the same by the Act of Resumption) to Lady day 1709. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 126–8.
Nov. 30. Royal sign manual for 800l. to Sir David Nairne, without account, in recompense and satisfaction for his pains and expenses in our service in the year ended 1709 May 1. (Money warrant dated Dec. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated 1709–10 Jan. 24 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 181, 185. Order Book VII, p. 388. Disposition Book XX, p. 87.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed order in Council [missing] relating to the ship Ufro Christiana from Riga, laden with hemp, flax, iron and deals, which ship has performed her quarantine and prays to be exempt from other the rules thereof. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 136.
Nov. 30. Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Victualling Commissioners have proposed to the Lord Treasurer such matters as they conceive most proper to be observed in that [the Victualling] Office in the payment of interest every three months upon the Victualling bills. Please consider the said proposals and report any objections you have to the methods therein proposed so far as concerns your [the Navy] Office. (The like letter to the Navy Treasurer.) Ibid., p. 137.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] from the Master, Warden and Assistants of the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond concerning the hardships they lie under by the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland forbidding their officers to demand and collect the Duties payable on all ships bound thither [for Ireland] that pass by the lighthouse erected by them on the Eddystone Rock, as is done by the Customs Commissioners both here and in North Britain [the obstinacy of the said Revenue Commissioners arising] upon an opinion of counsel in Ireland that the said Duties ought not to be collected in that kingdom. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Walpole to prepare a royal warrant for paying the Spanish Officers belonging to a Regiment of Castillon's, now in the service of the King of Spain, the equivalent of six months' subsistence to each of them, to be computed according to the allowances of Officers of the British Forces serving in Spain in like stations, exclusive of servants: being her Majesty's royal bounty to enable them to pay such debts as they have contracted since their exchange and to carry them to their commands in the said Regiment in Catalonia. The names of the Officers and the amounts are to be specified in the warrant. Ibid., p. 138.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jonathan Filkes, late Surveyor of Customs in the Isle of Wight, shewing that being one of the Common Council of Devizes Co. Wilts he has been at times obliged to attend their summons “which the Commissioners of the Customs believing that it takes him off from his duty as Surveyor aforesaid have put another into the said employment although he had proposed to them to quit his being one of the Common Council aforesaid rather than incur their censure and without any neglect of duty or any other charge laid upon him.” Reference Book VIII, p. 378.
Same to same of the petition of Joseph Martin merchant shewing that he lately imported from Dantzic in the ship Charity a loading of deals and clapboards and has paid Aliens Duty for same but one Scott, an officer of the Customs, has seized the ship and cargo under pretence that she ought to have been registered according to the Act of Navigation: therefore praying a noli prosequi. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to same in Scotland to establish an addition of 20l per an. to the salary of William Cockburn, Searcher of Leith port.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report proposing said addition, Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 109.


  • 1. Written over an erasure which may be read as 42s.