Warrant Book: April 1710, 1-10

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April 1710

April 1. Royal sign manual for 455l. to Sir Richard Onslow for 91 days Dec. 23 last to March 24 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated April 3 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 235. Order Book VII, p. 402. Disposition Book XX, p. 141.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Farrer of the office of Clerk of the Pipe in the Exchequer loco Sir John Cook deceased. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 236.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of salary bill and incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1710 Lady day quarter: total 207l. 10s. 0d. and 90l. 1s. 6d. respectively. Money Book XX, p. 252.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart for 1710 Lady day quarter for himself as Clerk to the Agents for Taxes (being 15l.) and 5l. for a messenger to them for same quarter. Order Book VII, p. 403.
[?] Same for 35l. to the Clerks and Ministers of the Receipt: to wit 7l. each to Peter Le Neve and Sir Simeon Stuart bart. and 100s. to John Awbery for attendance in vacation time; 6l. to Peter White, clerk to Henry Pelham [Clerk of the Pells], and 100s. to Samuel Edwyn, usher: all for one year ended 1710 March 25. Ibid.
April 1. Same for 5l. to John Broadhurst for 1710 Lady day quarter as Porter attending the Exchequer Gate. Ibid., p. 406.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Lloyd, late Receiver General of the Land Tax and Duties on Houses for Chester &c., shewing that several persons by whom he returned moneys are failed in their credit and [this] will require him to prosecute and recover the moneys, and that he has lately raised and paid in 4,015l. 13s. 10d. of his debt to the Crown and that the Queen has good security for the remainder: therefore praying stay of process till Michaelmas term. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 205.
April 1. Letter of direction for 16,875l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: and is to be for services following: viz.
in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1710
for her Majesty's share of three months' subsidy to the King of Denmark to March 15 last 9,375
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for service of the [Troops in] Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Mr. Morris, the Deputy Paymaster at Lisbon, Feb. 26 last for 25,000 milreis taken up by him there for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal: at 6s. the milrei 7,500
Disposition Book XX, p. 141.
Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise and direct the Lord High Treasurer to appoint Receivers General for the Additional Duties on Houses as by the Act for Continuing the Duties on Coals &c. 8 Anne, c. 10. (The privy seal bears date April 28.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 207; II, p. 25.
April 3. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to pay 130l. to John Mackey gent., Director of the Flanders packet boats, for the loss of the pacquet boat as follows and 135l. for his expenses and service during the time of his being in Flanders the last campaign.
Appending: report dated Feb. 15 last to Treasurer Godolphin from said Postmasters General on said Mackey's petition as by the reference of Dec. 13 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 453. In Aug. 1707 Mr. Mackey made a proposal to reduce the charges the Queen had been at in carrying on the Flanders correspondence which (by several packet boats being taken, though esteemed as good sailors as could be built) had been considerable, and in order to lessen as well as to bring the expense to a certainty he undertook to provide four vessels of between 20 and 30 tons each to be employed in that service, to be at all charges of seamen's wages, victuals and wear and tear, hazard of sea and enemy, and in case of loss to provide another boat forthwith so that the correspondence might meet with no interruption: for all which he demanded the yearly allowance of 2,000l. and by Treasury warrant of 1707 Aug. 14, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, pp. 409–10, we were directed to contract with him on the terms of his proposal, which we accordingly did from the 29 Sept. following, and by a separate article which was endorsed on the said contract on the 21 April following 1708 it was further agreed that he should be allowed 15l. for the conveyance of each express by the pacquet boat on any occasion of the Government when there should be no mail due to be sent in course at the same time therewith.
These being the terms of his contract we see no reason why Mackey should expect the Queen to bear the loss of the packet boat called the Sunderland which was lost in her sailing out of the harbour of Ostend. As to the loss of the packet boat called the Two Johns which was taken on the 18th June 1707 by the Dunkirk galleys in a calm between the two Confederate fleets, that of her Majesty under under Admiral Baker, which loss is certified by said Admiral, it must be owned that there were on board the said packet boat two mails for Ostend, so that in strictness Mr. Mackey cannot expect to be allowed for the loss of the vessel; but in consideration of there being an express on board for the Admiral, for the delivery whereof the Captain of the packet boat was obliged "to take the fleet" before Dunkirk in his passage from Dover to Ostend (whereby he fell in the way of the said galleys by which he was taken) it will be an act of kindness if her Majesty should be pleased to allow him the value of said vessel viz. 130l. It must be owned that the said packet boats were of great use to the Government during the time of the Pretender's being at Dunkirk and of the preparations which were there making to invade these kingdoms, the said vessels being frequently employed in conveying expresses between Ostend and Dover and to and from the Fleet lying before Dunkirk.
As to any charge Mr. Mackey may be at in an agent at Ostend, the same being for the convenience of his own private occasions, we see no reason to take any notice thereof.
As to that point of his petition relating to his charges during his being in Flanders the last campaign, your Lordship may remember that Mr. Mackey by your approbation went over in June last to settle (as he had proposed to you) stages between Ostend and the Army under the command of the Duke of Marlborough, for which your Lordship (as Mr. Mackey told us) promised to consider him. He sailed from Dover the 25th of June last for Flanders, where he continued till he received our letter dated 28 Oct. wherein we told him we did not see any necessity for his longer continuance on that side since the campaign was ended and both the Armies gone into winter quarters. He says he did not receive that letter till Nov. 7 following.
(2) A further report to same from same dated March 30 last in reply to Mr. Taylour's letter of March 29, desiring their opinion as to the allowance. We propose that Mackey be paid after the rate of 20s. a day for the 135 days he was employed as above, viz. from 25 June (the day of his embarking for Ostend) to Nov. 7 following, when he received our letter recalling him. We should in our previous report have stated our opinion as to said allowance "had not Mr. Mackey given us assurance that your Lordship having approved his being sent to Flanders had promised to consider him in a particular manner." Money Book XX, pp. 247–50.
April 3. Money warrant for 3,000l. to the Commissioners for Trade (Thomas, Earl of Stamford, William Lord Dartmouth, Sir Phillip Meadows, Sir Charles Turner, John Poultney and Robert Monckton) for half a year's salaries to 1709 Lady day. (Money order dated April 5 hereon: with a marginal confirmation dated 1710 Aug. 15.) Ibid., p. 253. Order Book VII, p. 440.
Same for 75l. to William Weket for 1710 Lady day quarter for attendance and disbursements in the Treasury Office: and 5l. to John Fara (Farra) for same quarter for carrying letters upon several occasions for her Majesty's service. Money Book XX, p. 204. Order Book VII, p. 258.
April 3. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, not detailed, of the Stamp Office for 1710 Lady day quarter: total 1,330l.
and of the incidents bill of said Office, detailed, for the quarter ended Feb. 1 last: total 1,901l. 5s. 0½d. Money Book XX, pp. 254–5.
Warrant by same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 50l. to John Warren as reward for his services to the revenue.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners proposing said reward. Whilst Warren was officer at Sandwich he discovered to us several attempts made upon him by the brewers and maltsters there to corrupt him and informed us of some officers that were in the like corruption. We made a survey in those parts and found his statement true and we also made further discoveries of very great frauds carried on by combination between officers and brewers and maltsters about Sandwich, Dover, Deal and other parts of Kent. We dismissed some officers and prosecuted the maltsters, who have paid thereupon on considerable quantities of malt and drink not charged. Ibid., p. 273.
Letter of direction for payments as follows out of Civil List revenues: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [for Lady day quarter's salary] 400 0 0
to Baron Scroop on his allowances 275 0 0
to Thomas Fox 12 10 0
to Pete Le Neve 10 0 0
Disposition Book XX, p. 141.
Same for 33,000l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
for wages, being to pay ships at Plymouth 30,000
for ditto, to pay recalls 3,000
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests concerning the states of the accounts of Sir William Scawen et al. and George Dodington et al. of moneys received from Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby for clothing by them provided for the Army in Ireland in 1690 and 1691. Please draft a privy seal for passing same with the allowances as therein, taking care to charge the Regiments or persons who received the said clothing, for the value thereof. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 173.
Treasury reference to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of John Goddard gent., shewing that he was surety to the Queen in 15,000l. for John Sansome, Collector of Bristol port, who failed; that he is possessed of a lease for years of several estates in Ogbourne and Hartham, Co. Wilts, which were mortgaged prior to his said bond: therefore praying that same may be sold to pay off the mortgagees and the surplus reserved towards discharging his said bond. Reference Book VIII, p. 399.
April 3. Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Robert Whitlow shewing that said Commissioners imprisoned him for non-payment of a salt bond, but that the salt was refined and exported to Ireland before the bond became due, by which the said bond is discharged; but the debenture taken upon the exportation of the salt was entrusted to bad hands, to wit to one who failed and converted it to his own use; nevertheless [petitioner] conceives the debenture will at length be of no use but in discharge of the said bond: therefore praying release from prison. Ibid., p. 400.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Stephens and John Thomas shewing that in 1704 they gave bonds as sureties for Thomas King for 430l. Customs due, and that King by reason of great losses is unable to pay any part thereof: and petitioners have paid off the principal but are also much reduced by great losses: therefore pray delivery of their bonds [without pressing the demand for interest thereon]. Ibid.
Report by Treasurer Godolphin to the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament. In obedience to your order of 1709 April 20 ("which was brought to me the 28th of January last") I have caused an enquiry to be made into the titles of the persons who are possessed of the houses or rooms adjoining to Westminster Hall and the Offices of the Court of Justice. I submit the report hereon as follows from S. Travers, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, assisted by Richard Topham Esq.
Appending: (1) said report dated March 29 last. King James I. by a great seal dated 1617 May 21 granted the office of Doorkeeper and Usher of the Court of Wards and Liveries, with the houses, buildings and other profits thereto belonging, to Bartholomew Rogers, his heirs and assigns; and by virtue thereof he enjoyed same and borrowed divers sums of money thereupon by way of mortgage. But the rooms called the Outward and Inward Court of Wards, the then Treasury of the Court of Wards, and a low room called the Chafe Wax Office have been (since the taking away the said Court of Wards) and are now employed in the service of the Crown. But the remainder is enjoyed under the grant of the said Usher's office and consists chiefly of old buildings and backsides: and in 1685 Mr. Jodrell, Clerk of the House of Commons, for the better preservation of the books and other things belonging to his office, proposed to build a house to live in and convenience for his said office, to descend to the succeeding Clerks [of the House of Commons], upon a fit encouragement by a grant of some of the old buildings and ground in the said Usher's possession, and offered to assert and defend the title of the Crown thereto at his own charge, alleging that upon advising with the then Attorney General and others he was informed that the said grant of the [Usher's] office did not effectually include the buildings. But the matter being then referred to Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Harbord, Sir Christopher Wren and Mr. Wardour and they finding the incumbrances upon the premises by mortgage as aforesaid to be very great and the woman (who was entitled to the equity of redemption) very poor and that her husband had been an old servant to the Crown, in which service he died, they were for considering her and discharging the mortgages; which would have so reduced the value of the premises that Mr. Joddrell was not willing to proceed in his suit: "and I [Travers] take the title to the aforementioned buildings and yards to remain still as they then were." But I beg leave to observe that the rooms under the Treasury of the Court of Wards (in which Treasury the ancient records of the Queen's Bench are now kept and preserved in good order) have been lately converted into and are now used as a stable by one Capt. Turner, whereby I conceive the said records are very much exposed to danger by fire, and the late and most useful records of the Queen's Bench for want of a convenient place are kept in a damp and noisome room.
There is another building which I presume is within this enquiry, and that is a white house used as a Victualling house with the appurtenances which is possessed by Mr. Francis Tuckwell, yeoman of the salt stores, by virtue of his office, and I am informed that the same has been enjoyed together with that office time out of mind.
(2) Copy of the order of the House of Lords of date 1709 April 20. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 66–7.
April 3. Warrant by same to the Auditors of Imprests to make allowances as follows, making in all 924l. 6s. 3d., in the ultimate accounts of Sir Edward Seymour as former Treasurer of the Navy: viz. 250l. paid to Francis Hawes for five years' trouble in making up the said accounts; 587l. 18s. 3d. for charges in passing same through the several Offices of the Exchequer; 86l. 8s. 0d. for privy seals, imprest rolls and other small charges. Ibid., p. 68.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to pass Customs free the carabine belts which Col. Masham is sending to Ireland for the use of his Regiment. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 150.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin for payment of the Civil List of Scotland for the quarter ended 1710 Lady day: amounting to 4,594l. 5s. 2½d. and varying from the list, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 262–4, only in the following particulars:
Lord Polwarth, one of the Lords of Session, instead of Alexander Campbell.
Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Advocate.
Francis Marine [the younger] and Gilbert Yeates, trumpeters, not mentioned in the said previous list.
John Mason, macer of Justiciary, instead of Thomas Montgomery.
John Hall, Examiner in the Court of Exchequer.
Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 151.
April 4. Money order for 80l. to William Weket for 1710 Lady day quarter: 75l. thereof for himself and for Treasury Office sundries and 5l. for John Farra for carrying letters. Order Book VII, p. 258.
April 4. Treasury reference to John Dodd and John Warters of the petition of Archibald Cumming shewing that in 1706 he was appointed agent at Newfoundland for the late Prince George of Denmark's Tenths and Perquisites of Admiralty, that he repaired thither and executed said office for five years and recovered and remitted to the Receiver General of [Prizes &c. in] the Admiralty 2,000l. sterling; that his undertaking was attended with great trouble and expense for which he hath not had any consideration. Reference Book VIII, p. 399.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1709 Aug. 31 to the Board of Works for repairs at Col. Sandys' lodgings at Somerset House: to an estimate of 67l. 16s. 0d.
The like of a same from same to same dated Feb. 7 last for repairs at Mrs. Cason's lodgings at Denmark House: to an estimate of 33l. 14s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 19.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Demainbray to be restored to the pension of 5s. a day granted him by Wm. III. in consideration of the loss of his thigh at the seige of Limerick; on which four years' arrears were due in 1700 when it was reduced to 2s. a day: and likewise praying payment of the said arrears. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 156.
April 5. Money warrant for 50l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for half a year to 1709 Sept. on their pension: 10l. thereof to be issued to Ann Tonks pursuant to a Chancery decree of 24 Oct. 1698. Money Book XX, p. 253.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Spencer Compton to pay as follows as the Queen's free gift and royal bounty: out of moneys imprested to you [for the Queen's pensions and bounties &c.]: viz.
£ s. d.
Mary Purdon, Rebecca Bruges alias Pride, each 10 0 0
Eliz. Gellot, Charlotte Ricaute, Edith College, each 20 0 0
Mary Osburne, Judith North, each 10 0 0
Elizabeth Spicer, John Mikalier, a poor Hungarian minister, each 20 0 0
Jane Dickinson 10 0 0
Jacob Rice, clerk 20 0 0
Robert Hayes 14 4 6
Margaret Strother 10 0 0
£194 4 6
Ibid., p. 254.
Same by same to the Receipt to take in loans not exceeding 1,296,552l. 9s. 11¾d. on credit of the Act [8 Anne, c. 14] for Continuing several Impositions, Continued Impositions &c. anno 1710: at 6 per cent. &c. in accordance with the terms of said Act. Further by the said Act it is provided that when all the principal and interest secured by the Act of 1 Anne, c. 7, for making good certain Deficiencies &c. shall be paid off and satisfied the receipts from Salt Duty from such time until 1 Aug. 1716 shall be applied to the herein loans under this present Act. This provision is hereby to be observed in the Exchequer: And further in accordance with the terms of the said present Act such further loans are hereby to be taken in from time to time (beyond the said 1,296,552l. 9s. 11¾d.) as shall be sufficient together with the said receipts from Salt Duties to complete and make good the full payment of all interest that shall become due by the said present Act until the impositions and other provisions thereby made shall suffice for repaying the said loans. From time to time therefore certificates are to be made out of the sums necessary for the payment of the said intermediate interest, in order that the Lord Treasurer may give warrant for the taking in of loans accordingly. Ibid., pp. 258–9.
April 5. Same by same to the Auditor of and to the Receiver of Crown Land Revenues for Co. York to pay the fee of 50l. 6s. 4d. to the Earl of Holderness as steward and bailiff of the Liberty of Richmond: same to be paid by debentures upon Robert Hart gent., one of the Receivers of her Majesty's Land Revenues, and to be paid from the demise of the late Catherine Queen Dowager: all on the said Earl's first rendering an account of the fines, amerciaments and other profits of the said Liberty.
Prefixing: report by Auditor Thomas Jett on the said Earl's memorial as by the order of reference of March [sic for Feb.] 22 last, supra, p. 181. The said Earl was granted said office by patent under the great seal 1702 Aug. 19. In the late Queen's jointure the Crown granted to the said Queen Catherine reprisals in lieu of this fee so that the Earl can only demand same from said Queen Dowager's death. There have not accrued any rents to the Crown upon the death of the said Queen Dowager within the said Liberty of Richmond and the standing revenue there is no more than sufficient to pay the pensions, stipends and corrodies reserved by the pension deed. The shortage for this purpose may be made up out of the Crown Land Revenue at large within Mr. Hart's collection. Ibid., pp. 272–3.
Letter of direction for 2,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XX, p. 142.
Same for 1,050l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of same: and is to be paid over to Henry Wise for several works performed by him by the hands of the Palatines and others at Windsor between Michaelmas 1709 and Jan. 17 following and also for planting trees in Hampton Court and Bushey Park and for disbursements in St. James's Park exclusive of his contracts. Ibid.
Same for 34,890l. 12s. 5d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: and is for services of the Navy and Victualling as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for bills of exchange, necessary money, extra necessary money, short beer money, short allowance money and contingencies: and completes 494,000l. for the quota to the Victualling out of the funds anno 1710 31,793 4 9
for ditto more and to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear in regard the quota to the head of Victualling at 19s. per man per month is completed 3,097 7 8
£34,890 12 5
Disposition Book XX, p. 142.
April 5. Letter of direction for 11,957l. 16s. 4½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions as above: and is for services as follows:
£ s. d.
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the service of [the Troops in] Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
to be paid over to Capt. Moodie, late Commander of her Majesty's ship Canterbury, upon his bill of exchange dated Feb. 22 last for 1,540½ dollars payable at eight days' sight at 4s. 9d. the dollar: to be applied to the subsistence and other uses of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia pursuant to Lieut. Gen. Stanhope's letter 365 17
to be paid to Mrs. Le Caan, wife of Dr. Le Caan, upon account of his salary as physician to the Hospital in Catalonia; to be stopped there accordingly pursuant to Lieut. Gen. Stanhope's letter of March 6 last 100 0 0
to be paid to Sir William Hodges in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Col. St. Leger de Bacalan from Burgos Feb. 12 last for value taken up by him for the subsistence of several prisoners there belonging to the Regiments in Portugal 584 9 0
for three months' pay to William Elphinston, Robt. Napiere, Robt. Maitland and John Mylner, four surgeon's mates belonging to the Hospitals in Catalonia, to enable them to proceed thither pursuant to Mr. Walpole's letter of the 3rd inst. 45 10 0
to answer several bills of exchange drawn at Genoa Feb. 15 last by Mr. William Chetwynd, her Majesty's Resident there, for value taken up by him and sent in specie to Barcelona for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia anno 1710 10,000 0 0
in part of 234,974l. 10s. 10½d. to defray some extraordinary charges of the war.
to be paid to Sir William Hodges in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Col. Piere Labastie from Oviedo in Spain Feb. 8 last payable to Arthur and Crean of Madrid, for value taken up by said Labastie for the subsistence of several prisoners of her Majesty's Forces who were taken at the battle of Almanza 362 0 0
towards an arrear of subsistence due to several non-commissioned officers (who were prisoners in France) during their imprisonment there 500 0 0
£11,957 16
Ibid., p. 143.
April 5. William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. I have laid before the Lord Treasurer your letter of the 6th Feb. last relating to the posts settled on the Continent of North America with the list of salaries thereto annexed. The Lord Treasurer approves thereof and would have you prepare it in the form of an Establishment for his approval. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 174.
Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Chetwind. I perceive by letters which my Lord Sunderland has received that his Royal Highness the Duke of Savoy doth not intend to command the Troops in Italy this year in person. I think it will be necessary that you should have the care of providing the waggons, carriages, transports and other things proper for the said Troops in their operations this year, for which the Parliament have voted a sum not exceeding 100,000l. Therefore I desire you will use all diligence in making the said provisions by contracts or otherwise as the cases may require, in the best manner and with all the frugality and good husbandry that may be and that you keep an exact account thereof with the vouchers for the same in order to the adjusting and passing an account thereof here in due form; and care will be taken to supply you in a very short time with 200,000 Crowns towards enabling you to comply with your said agreements, and with the rest from time to time as fast as it shall be wanted.
P.S.—I hope you will not understand by this, Sir, that there's any occasion to lay out the whole sum given by Parliament for this service unless the service itself does strictly require it; the public expense being necessarily so great that saving, where anything can be saved, is perfectly reasonable. I hope you will supply de Rifier out of this fund with what you find he may want and deserve. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's April 2 for leave to the ship Vine at Hull to unlade the flax and potashes belonging to Joseph Ferneley et al., merchants, and brought thither from Konigsberg: notwithstanding that said flax has been ordered March 28 last to be carried back again; it appearing from the petition of Sir William St. Quintin and William Maister read this day at the Council Board that the ship's quarantine expired Dec. 17 last and that the flax and potashes were put into the airing sheds on Jan. 11 last, where they have since continued and all the ship's crew are in perfect health. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 243.
April 5. Approval by Treasurer Godolphin of the Customs' officers' salary bill for the outports for 1710 Lady day quarter: total 9,588l. 18s. 9d. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 244.
April 5, 11,
18, 25,
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuell Sacheverell as a tidesman [in the inferior list] London port loco John Saul preferred to the superior list ibid.
John Hoblyn as waiter and searcher at Gunnell in Padstow port loco Francis Fowler deceased.
James Crockes (Cockes) as a tidesman at Newcastle loco Thomas Jones dismissed.
John Cook as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco John Peirce deceased.
John Saul as a same in the superior list loco William Damsell deceased.
William Pye as Collector of Falmouth port loco Thomas Burgoin who was presented for that employment but declines the same.
Peter Trosse (one of the watermen attending the coastwaiters in London port) as one of the tidesurveyors' watermen loco Robert Swaby deceased.
Thomas Jackson to succeed said Trosse as a coastwaiter's waterman.
Richard Etkins as deputy to Thomas Chiffinch, searcher at Gravesend.
John Gee as a tidesman and boatman in Stockton port loco Robert Thompson deceased.
Richard Saunders as a landwaiter at Exeter loco John Litcot deceased.
Vincent Patee to succeed his father as waiter and searcher at Starcross in Dartmouth port.
Robert Stone as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Henry Rainsdon preferred as below.
Henry Rainsdon as a same in the superior list ibid. loco John Thomas deceased.
John Tully (the present waiter at Fishguard) to have 7l. per an. additional salary to make same up to 25l. per an.
Robert Hughes (tidesurveyor at Chester) to have 10l. per an. additional salary.
John Goldham (supervisor of the Riding Officers appointed for the Guard of the eastern division of the county of Sussex) to have 30l. a year additional salary and to keep another horse and a man for the better carrying on the service. Ibid., pp. 242, 273, 274, 244, 278.
April 5. Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises (an old ruinated building called the Garden Gate House or Trumpeting House belonging to the Palace of Richmond in Surrey and parcel of the manor of Richmond, with the gardens and ground thereto belonging) in order to a new lease thereof to Richard Hill.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Hill's petition for same. The premises have been a constant charge to the Crown since the Restoration. I find that Joseph Ayloffe was trustee for this petitioner (as he also was for many other tenants of the said manor) in a general lease dated 1703 Dec. 9 whereby an old pump house, stable coach house and waste ground adjoining and part of a drying yard called the Garden Gate House and a parcel of land or meadow called the Fryers were granted to him in trust, and pursuant thereto he has assigned to petitioner the last mentioned premises. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 69.
April 5. Same to same for a same of certain coppices and other things in Wychwood Forest, Co. Oxford, in order to a lease thereof to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester.
Prefixing: report ut supra. Charles II. granted the premises 1661–2 Jan. 28 to Edward, then Earl of Clarendon, for the lives of his three sons, and petitioner is the last survivor thereof. "I have perused a lease for a year dated the 24th of June 1700 from Henry, late Earl of Clarendon, son and heir of the said Earl Edward, to this petitioner the intent of which is therein mentioned to be for giving possession according to the statute for transferring uses into possession, to enable the petitioner to accept of a release of the reversion of the premises to him and his heirs, and the petitioner assures me such release did actually follow thereupon." Sir Charles Harbord rated the premises at 140l. a year including the rent. I have no later survey or valuation. Ibid., p. 70.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise, Scotland, for 1710 Lady day quarter: total 1,127l. 6s. 6¾d.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of same for same quarter: total 82l. 10s. 11d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 152–3.
The like of the salary bill, detailed, of the Customs, Scotland, for same quarter; for payment thereof by Charles Graydon, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, Scotland: total 2,609l. 11s. 10d. Ibid., pp. 154–62.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners, North Britain, to appoint Robert Rigby as a riding officer at Montrose loco Thomas Rigby deceased.
William Giles as a tidewaiter at the port of Glasgow.
John Leith as a tidewaiter at Inverness. Ibid., p. 153.
April 6. William Lowndes to the executrix of Sir Thomas Littleton to dispose of 20,000l. of the tallies on the twelfth 4s. Aid (the Land Tax anno 1709) remaining in the hands of said Sir Thomas at his death as late Treasurer of the Navy: the persons advancing thereon are to have the advantage of two months' retrospect interest thereon: and said sum is to be applied to pay Defalcations on ships' books in the time of his said Treasurership, for the Chest at Chatham, Greenwich Hospital, groats and twopences due to chaplains and surgeons, and tobacco money &c. On your sending the orders to the Treasury Office [with your assignments endorsed thereon to the discounters] the Lord Treasurer will give warrant to the Exchequer for paying such interest. Disposition Book XX, p. 144.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Charles Bertie, relating to the balance due on his final account as late Treasurer of the Ordnance. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 175.
April 6. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed two letters [missing] from Mr. Vryberge to the Lord Treasurer touching the salvage of the Success and Worcester men of war. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 175.
Treasury reference to S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Vernon for a grant of a little old shed in Strand Lane, adjoining the parish prison of St. Clements Danes, being about 14 feet square, formerly a waterhouse to a grotto in Somerset House but now in a ruinous condition and like to fall into petitioner's yard. Reference Book VIII, p. 400.
April 7. Money warrant for 18,119l. 17s. 6d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, as imprest for the 112th payment (which is the next payment in course) of principal and interest on said tickets.
Appending: said Arnold's certificate of the principal and interest &c. due on said payment:
£ s. d.
principal money after abating 40l. for four benefits above 20l. each 9,960 0 0
interest of 996 tickets from Lady day 1700 to 7 April 1710, being 3,665 days at a halfpenny a day each 7,604 17 6
benefits 555 0 0
£18,119 17 6
Money Book XX, p. 253. Order Book VII, p. 405.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 72,606l. 14s. 10d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts between March 10 last and April 7 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 70l. 18s. 11d. from Whale Fins; 29,821l. 3s. 2½d. from New Customs; 3,859l. 1s. 1½d. from Additional Impositions; 3,002l. 11s. 11d. from Stamps Continued; 29,656l. 5s. 11d. from Continued Impositions; 1,795l. 2s. 6d. from Salt; 4,400l. 1s. 4d. from Windows; 1l. 10s. from Marriages, this last item being a surplus from the first General Mortgage [or Deficiencies Amortization Scheme]: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register the 7th April 1710. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 48308 9 8 16494 0 10½
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 163935 13 13290 4
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 6400 0 0 493 1
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 113905 0 0 18539 15
Leather Duties 504438 0 0 100358 11 10 16150 11
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 81000 0 0 6812 5
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 10271 6 826 15
2267756 4 524179 1 7 72606 14 10
Money Book XX, p. 257.
April 7. Letter of direction for 526l. 14s. 6d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: and is to satisfy several warrants for her Majesty's charities and bounties. Disposition Book XX, p. 144.
Same for 822l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: and is to be taken as part of the quota for wages and to be paid over to Walter Whitefield, Paymaster of Marines, as imprest for two months' subsistence for the Officers and 400 marine soldiers going on the present Expedition, "but because the quota to the head of wages in the year 1707 is already completed the sum now to be issued out of the funds of that year and out of the Revenues in Aid are to be esteemed as so much paid to aid the Deficiency of the quota for wages in former years to wit in the year 1702 and is to be placed to account accordingly." This sum is to be paid out of arrears of funds as follows:
£ s. d.
out of fonds anno 1702.
money of the Land Tax (the fifth 4s. Aid), all loans and interest thereon being satisfied 11 8 0
money of Malt Duties, similarly 33 7
out of the fonds anno 1703.
money of the Malt Duties, all loans and interest thereon being satisfied 37 2 3
money of the Subsidies of that year, all loans and interest thereon being satisfied 3 2 6
out of the fonds anno 1704.
money of the Malt Duties, all loans and interest thereon being satisfied 28 12 0
out of the fonds anno 1705.
money of the Land Tax (eighth 4s. Aid), all loans and interest thereon being satisfied 79 11 7
out of the fonds anno 1707.
money of the Malt Duties, all loans and interest thereon being satisfied 363 5 11
out of the revenues unappropriated, [and as] in aid of the fonds anno 1702.
25 per cent. on French goods 2 2 6
Plantation Duties 96 6 3
first 4s. Aid 148 0 10½
second 4s. Aid 4 0 0
fourth 4s. Aid 0 6 0
imprest money repaid, per Charles Fox Esq. 15 4 7
£822 10 0
Ibid., p. 145.
William Lowndes to Robert Walpole [as Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for 100l. to William Sutherland, Serjeant in the Second Troop of Grenadier Guards, to recompense the loss he sustained at his lodgings which were broke open and robbed whilst he was on his duty in suppressing the late tumult; and for his special service at that time. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 175.
April 8. Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch) for 1710 Lady day quarter's salaries. Money Book XX, p. 255. Order Book VII, p. 407.
April 10. Money warrant for 30,000l. to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of her Majesty's [private] Pensions and Bounties, as in part of the privy seal of Feb. 28 last, supra, p. 183, as imprest for the said pensions and bounties. Money Book XX, p. 259.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty and to the Comptroller thereof, to pay 100l. to the widow of Samuell Shapman, late Commander of the Neptune privateer, for a reward for his service in seizing a French prize called the Hope, condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty.
Prefixing: Order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's March 30 last for said payment, made on a report from the Lord Treasurer on her petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 77.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the Address of the House of Commons upon the petition of Benjamin Parry, Register of all Public Deeds, Conveyances and Wills in Ireland, praying an allowance of 500l. per an. to be annexed to that office for 11 years. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 157.