Warrant Book: June 1710, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24, 1710. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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June 1710

June 1. Money warrants for 1710 Lady day quarter to the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to Mary, Duchess of Ormond; Lady Jane Hide; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frackville; Juliana, Countess of Burlington; Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Ann, Countess of Sunderland; Henrietta, Viscounts Rialto; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Ladies of the Bedchamber.
125l. each to Abigail Mash is, Margaret Fielding, Agnate Cooper, Alice Hill, Beta Danvers, Isabella Danvers, as Women of the Bedchamber, 75l. each to Jane Kingdom, Mary Forrester, Ann Weevil, Jane Warburton, Susannah Everton, Henrietta Maria Scar burgh, as Maids of Honor.
Money Book XX, p. 289. Order Book VII, p. 419. Disposition Book XX, p. 175.
June 1. Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Serum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter; for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the support of said Order. Money Book XX, p. 290. Order Book VII, p. 422. Disposition Book XX, p. 175.
Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year to 1711 June 1 on the yearly sum appropriated by the Act for said Bank [5–6 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] and the charter of said Bank dated 1694 July 27. Order Book VII, p. 428.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Norris of London, merchant, praying that the ship Gully Flower with iron and deals from Gothenburg may unlade at Newcastle, where she now is, without performing quarantine.
The like of the petition [missing] of Olaf Anderson, master of the St. Peter of Gothenburg which is stopped at Sheerness to perform quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 191.
Treasury reference to Mr. Walpole [as Secretary at War] of the petition of Capt. Francis Peruse showing that by mistake he was styled as Lieutenant in the petition of the Officers who prayed for pensions in Ireland and he was placed on the Establishment in that quality: therefore praying that it may be put right. Reference Book VIII, p. 408.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Dodd praying to succeed Edward Kelli, one of the weathers in fee, who is incapable of serving. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Majors of several Foot Regiments in Ireland representing that they have 12d. a day each less pay than the Majors serving in Great Britain and abroad and praying that their said pay may be made equal to same. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 197.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Spruill of Glasgow, merchant, showing that he has a ship arrived there with Portuguese spirits and white wine which were entered and paid above 750l. for Customs and Excise; but the officers had viewed and tasted them and found six pipes not good but the Excise officers cannot make him an abatement thereon without Treasury warrant: therefore praying some allowance. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 173.
June 2. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to John Tailor gent. (deputy to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands): without account, impress or other charge except such account as shall be rendered to the Duke of Marlborough: and is intended to be applied to building the fabric or mansion house begun by the direction of the said Duke within the park of Woodstock. (Money warrant dated June 5 hereon.) (Money order dated June 6 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 283. Order Book VII, p. 423.
June 2. Money warrant for 17,992l. 1s. 8d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets: for the 113th payment of principal and interest on the said tickets, which is the next payment in course: to be satisfied out of the proportion of the General Fund provided by the Act of 1 Anne, c. 7, for making good Deficiencies and applicable thereto.
Appending: certificate by said Arnold and by J. Buncombe, Comptroller of the said Tickets, of the principal and interest &c. due on said payment [due this day]: viz.
£ s. d.
principal 10,000 0 0
interest to June 2, being 3,721 days 7,752 1 8
benefits 240 0 0
£17,992 1 8
Money Book XX, p. 287. Order Book VII, p. 417.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 59,989l. 7s. 0d. to Deficient Funds as follows; the said sum representing the receipts between May 5 last and June 2 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 30l. from whale fins; 10,950l. 9s. 8 ½d. from New Customs; 2,570l. 13s. 4d. from Additional Impositions; 4,916l. 0s. 0 ½d. from Continued Duties on Vellum; 24,525l. 4s. 0d. from Continued Impositions; 3,031l. 3s. 9d. from Salt; 13,964l. 0s. 2d. from Windows; 1l. 16s. 0d. from Marriages (this last item being a surplus age on the first General Mortgage or Deficiencies Sinking Fund 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 2nd June, 1710. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 29563 9 8 13627 15 1
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 143935 13 10980 13
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 5600 0 0 407 7
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 103390 0 0 15317 19
Leather 504438 0 0 75696 0 0 13343 19
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 71000 0 0 5628 9
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 8771 6 683 2
2267756 4 437957 3 59989 7 0
Money Book XX, pp. 302–3.
Treasurer Godolphin to John Chewing Esq., Envoy at Turin. I received yours from Turin of the 3/14 May with a copy of what you writ to my Lord Sunderland by that post containing a very full account of your proceedings since I had your last. I have also received from Lord Sunderland an extract of yours to him of May 17 and perceive that in both of them you press to have, as you call it, the whole 400,000 Crowns for the extraordinary subsidy to his Royal Highness [the Duke of Savoy] before you go into the field, least for want of it when there may be occasion the inaction of the Troops on that side should be laid to your charge. Hereupon I can't but observe how little has been done for the great sums that have been furnished from hence in former years for extra ordinaries and that there is no prospect of effecting any great matters in this [year]. I must likewise inform you that notwithstanding you may have been told by his Royal Highness or his ministers that the Parliament here have allowed a sum not exceeding 400,000 Crowns for these extra ordinaries yet the whole provision they have made for the war in this year is like to prove a good deal deficient by the remoteness of the funds and otherwise: and therefore every part of the expense must be affected by it. I believe before the date of this you will have received 200,000 Crowns towards the above mentioned extra ordinaries which I should hope would go a great way in supplying those occasions: but if you shall find the Army ready in every other respect to enter upon action and that nothing is like to hinder it but the want of those necessaries which were intended to be supplied out of the said extraordinary subsidy, in such case I desire you will make use of your credit to supply so much more beyond the said 200,000 Crowns as you shall see there is an absolute necessity for, either by drawing on Mr. Bridges or by borrowing it at a low interest, which[ever] you shall judge most for her Majesty's service and will give the longest time for repayment. This I leave entirely to your management, being very sensible of and satisfied with your prudent conduct in all matters committed to your care. Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 190–1.
June 2. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Peter Lamina, master of the ship Constantia, for leave to unlade without performing quarantine. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 294.
Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a pension of 200l. per an. on the Establishment of Ireland to Joanna, Lady Cuts, sister to the late Lord Cuts, in consideration of the services and sufferings of the said Lord and of the mean condition she is left in: to be payable from 1710 Lady day during pleasure. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 195.
Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for letters patent to pass the Privy Seal of Scotland to nominate and appoint Sir Thomas Frank land and John Evelyn Postmasters General, to have, hold and exercise the office of Master of the General Post Office within the city of Edinburgh in accordance with the Act of Parliament [of Scotland] of 5 Wm. III., session 5 [anno 1695, c. 31], which ordained such an Office to be kept within the said city from whence all letters and packets whatsoever may be with speed and expedition sent into any part of the kingdom or his Majesty's dominions beyond the seas by the packet that goes sealed for London and that a Master of the said General Letter Office should be from time to time appointed by his Majesty by letters patent under the privy seal of Scotland by the name and title of his Majesty's Postmaster General [for Scotland] and that no other person shall have the receiving, dispatching, or delivery &c. of letters &c. to and from Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 177–8.
June 3. Royal sign manual of 500l. to John Chet wind Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy: for his field equipage, he has been directed to attend the Army of the said Duke in the field the approaching campaign. (Money warrant dated June 10 hereon. In the Money Book there is an entry of a money warrant dated July 5 for this sum which quotes the royal sign manual as dated July 3. This latter date would appear to be a clerical slip and the warrant is apparently duplicate with that of June 10.) (Money order dated July 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 297. Money Book XX, p. 311. Order Book VII, p. 442. Disposition Book XX, p. 193.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nacho. Owen praying to be appointed deputy to William Talman, a Queen's waiter London port, at said Talman's request: petitioner being duly qualified. Reference Book VIII, p. 408.
June 5. Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch): without account: for disbursements on fees to counsel &c. in carrying on prosecutions relating to taxes. Money Book XX, p. 291. Order Book VII, p. 420.
Same for 100l. to Capt. Edward Orr ill, being the proclamation reward offered March 2 last for the discovery of anyone who was the occasion of the late tumults and disorders; he having been very serviceable in detecting and discovering many persons concerned therein. Money Book XX, p. 293. Order Book VII, p. 418. Disposition Book XX, p. 174.
Same for 166l. 15s. 0d. to Thomas Loather, whereof 160l. is to answer a bill drawn upon him by the Collector of Customs at Portsmouth for so much paid to the purser of the ship Dragon (by order of Capt. Nicholson) for subsisting the four Indian Sachems who are going back to Albany and providing them with fresh provision for their voyage, and the remaining 6l. 15s. 0d. for fees at the Treasury and Exchequer on the receipt thereof. Money Book XX, p. 293. Order Book VII, p. 421. Disposition Book XX, p. 174.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to reserve and apply the sum of 2,121l. 10s. 0d. (being the over plus at the 1st June instant of the Five-Sevenths Nine penny Excise appropriated (by 4–5 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] to make good the fund of the Bank of England) for and towards making good such quarterly payments (on the annuities purchased under the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 2], for settling and establishing a fund of 72,187l. 10s. 0d. per an. in Annuities for the service of the year 1707), as shall grow due at or before Michaela_s 1710 as by said Act is directed and appointed.
Prefixing certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the amount of said over plus as above at the 1st June inst. Money Book XX, p. 294.
June 5. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to Charles, Earl of Ornery, Receiver General of the Revenues arising by Fines of Alienations, to pay to Theophilus Newcomen his fee of 5l. a term as clerk in the Office of Compositions for Alienations. Ibid.
Same to Henry Ferne, Cashier of Customs, to pay Thomas Norgate the salary of 38l. per an. as Customer of Yarmouth loco Sir Richard Allen, alias Anguish. Ibid., p. 295.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Transports to pay 150l. to Capt. John Cooper for service performed by order of Rear Admiral Baker in taking care of several of the transports that were employed in transporting her Majesty's Forces from Ostend to Newcastle and back on account of the late intended invasion [and] that proved leaky, and in providing necessaries for the said Forces on board.
Prefixing: reports by said Commissioners of Transports on said Cooper's service. His boat's crew consisted of 11 men whom he subsisted with 12d. a man a day from 20 March 1707–8 to 22 April following, and none of them were borne in victuals on any ship during the said time; and the said service was very considerable, troublesome and fatiguing. Ibid., pp. 295–6.
Money warrant for 1,334l. 18s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for fees on tallies of loan and other tallies levied and stricken by them without fees for the service of the Crown from Michaelmas 1709 to Easter day 1710, to wit 13,349 tallies, being 8,923 tallies of loan on several funds, for which their fees come to 892l. 6s. 0d. and 4,426 tallies on the Annuities at 9 per cent. per an. for which the fees come to 442l. 12s. 0d. Money Book XX, p. 299. Order Book VII, p. 425. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
Same for 166l. 17s. 3d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Court of Exchequer, for their pains in fetching from the Tally Court and sorting the foils or counterparts of tallies levied by them without fees between Michaelmas 1709 and Easter 1710, being 13,349 tallies as above, and in joining and delivering the parts of the said tallies of loan when in course of payment back to the Tally Court to be cancelled. Money Book XX, p. 299. Order Book VII, p. 420. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
Letter of direction for 359l. 17s. 2d. to Robert Walpole, as Treasurer of the Navy: out of [arrears of] funds as follows, "care being taken that all loans upon the said funds and the interest thereof be first paid or money reserved for paying the same" viz. 10l. of Malt Duties anno 1703; 96l. 14s. 9d. of the seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704; 190l. 10s. 11 ½d. of Malt anno 1707; and 62l. 11s. 1 ½d. of Malt anno 1708. The said 359l. 17s. 2d. is to be esteemed as so much issued in further part of the quotas for the Wear and Tear of the Navy in the above respective years "and to be applied in such manner as my Lord Treasurer shall direct." Disposition Book XX, p. 173.
June 5. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply the above sum as follows ("to assign a bill registered on the Course of the Navy and payable in manner following"):
£ s. d.
to Capt. Cornelius Gerrit, commander of the Neptune privateer of Middleburg, for his salvage for re-taking her Majesty's ship Success, being one half part of the value 218 2 3
to Capt. William Credo, commander of the Great Pearl of Middleburg, for his salvage for retaking her Majesty's ship the Worcester prize, being one third part the value thereof 141 14 11
£359 17 2
"it appearing to the Lord Treasurer that the ready payment of the said bill (notwithstanding it is registered on the Course of the Navy) is conformable to the Convention Act between her Majesty and the States General and agreeable to the practice in Holland when Dutch ships have been re-taken by her Majesty's men of war." Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to raise a further 10,000l. (now that the same can be done at par) on the tallies and orders levied Dec. 10 last for the Navy on the Land Tax anno 1710: and to apply same to the payment of wages, whereof the flag pay to the Marquess of Carmarthen for 1710 Lady day quarter is to be part. Interest is to commence on said orders from the days on which the money shall be advanced to you, and warrant shall be given to the Exchequer for such interest on your sending the orders to the Treasury with your assignments endorsed thereon. Ibid., p. 174.
[?] Letter of direction for 2,000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Ibid.
June 5,
9, 12, 14,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Tyler as waiter and searcher at Crof [Corfe] Castle in Weymouth port loco John Jones deceased.
David Thomas as tidewaiter at Bristol loco Edward Hazard deceased.
John Ellis and Richard Rowland as boatmen at Mostyn and Richard Jobber as waiter and searcher [there].
Benj. Fisher as surveyor at Sandwich and to have the command of a boat with an addition of 10l. per an.
John Baldwin (established as tidesman at Poole and some time since removed to act in the like station at Plymouth loco Thomas Swain who was appointed to do duty in the room of said Baldwin at Poole) and James Collins (one of the tidesmen at Weymouth) to exchange places, they having made oath that there is no pecuniary bargain between them.
Nicho. Owen as deputy to William Talman, a Queen's waiter London port.
Samuel Bailey as a boatman at Cockbush in Chichester port loco Thomas Trip deceased.
James Barber as a weighing porter London port loco Edward Kellet dismissed as uncapable of performing the duty of that employment.
John Bassendine as a watchman ibid. loco John Alexander dismissed.
William Black to be established as an additional landwaiter in Bristol port. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 295, 301, 304.
June 5. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the eight fatts of small clothing, ut infra, p. 333, to be shipped at Falmouth for Lisbon.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners in reply to Mr. Lowndes's letter of May 9 last, supra, p. 278. Ibid., p. 296.
Same by same to same to depute John Dansey as collector of Patuxent River in Maryland loco George Muschamp deceased.
Thomas Seymour, the present collector of North Potomac in Virginia, to be collector of South Potomac in Maryland.
James Bowles (son of Tobias Bowles) to succeed said Seymour as collector of North Potomac.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on James Bowles' petition. We were under engagement to said Dansey, late one of the collectors in Maryland, who relinquished his employment there and has been recommended by Col. Quary for suitable employment on account of the hardships that he suffered by the prosecution of Sir John Rogers and his agents for seizing and prosecuting a ship and cargo belonging to the said Rogers for trading contrary to law, wherein said Dansey did no more than his duty. The above arrangement accommodates all the parties. Ibid., pp. 297–8.
Same to same to employ John Gardner as waiter and searcher, and to keep a horse, at Corsham in Portsmouth port with the salary of 45l. per an. and the officer at Fareham in said port to have 15l. per an. additional to make his salary 40l. per an. to enable him to keep a horse to guard that part of the coast, which is another branch of Portsmouth harbour: all as proposed by Henry Baker, Surveyor General of the riding officers in Kent and Sussex, the said Gardner having for several years been employed on extraordinary occasions in Portsmouth port and behaved with care and diligence.
Prefixing: memorial by the Customs Commissioners representing that Samuell Binks, customer and collector of Portsmouth, has represented that a considerable quantity of wines and other goods had been landed in the night time at Port-Chester, an unguarded creek belonging to that port lying at the upper end of the harbour, near where the men of war lay and where (when the watch is set) none of their [the Customs] boats can pass to it; and that most of the goods run from the men of war were landed at that place and no stop could be put to it unless an officer was settled there or thereabout. Whereupon the said Commissioners directed the said Binks and Mr. Medcalf, the collector of Southampton, to inspect the coast thereabouts in order to the future guard thereof, and they have acquainted the Commissioners that it was absolutely necessary for the service that a riding officer should be placed at Corsham, a place lying between Langston and Portsmouth, from which in the daytime he may look into both harbours and be a sure guard to Portchester and to the whole island of Portsea (and may inspect all the waggons that go from Portsmouth to London), there having been several parcels of goods taken in at that place or thereabouts which were run on shore both out of the men of war that lie in Portsmouth harbour and that ride in St. Hellene Road. And on reference of this proposal Surveyor General Baker has advised as above. Ibid., pp. 298–9.
June 5. Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to the Duke of Shrewsbury of an oblong piece of ground lying within the boundaries and being part of the Woodwork or Wilderness near the Royal Gardens in St. James's Park and which was excepted out of the lease to Henry Boyle, being 112 feet by 46 and bounded south and west by said Boyle's land and north by Warwick House in the possession of said Duke and east by another small piece or parcel of ground 46 feet by 38 in the possession of said Duke, which said second piece is likewise hereby to be leased: at rents of 10s. per an. for the first piece and 5s. per an. for the second.
Prefixing: constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 105–6, 127.
Same to same for a same to Edmund Bentley of parcels of salt marsh as follows viz. a marsh in the village of Thornham called Thornham Marsh containing 300 acres bounded by the salt marshes of the village of Titchwell and of the village of Holme and inundated by the high tides and now in the tenure of the inhabitants of the said village of Thornham, Co. Norfolk, and embanked from the sea by John Vanhaesdonck; and likewise the said salt marsh of Titchwell, containing 200 acres abutting on the Fresh Marshes of Brancaster and now in the tenure of John Thurlow, tenant of Magdalen College, Oxford, Susan Smith, widow, Walter Walterson and John Danling, and likewise embanked by the said Vanhaesdonck; and likewise the marsh in Holme commonly called the Redwell Marsh and the marsh called the Fowling Marsh and the marsh called the Church Marsh and the marsh called the Middle Marsh and the marsh called the Common and another piece of marsh near the village of Holme being contiguous and containing 300 acres near the sea and in or near the parish of Hunstanton on the west and in the tenure of Thomas Rogers of Dassingham et al.; and likewise various marshes in Wolverton, to wit the Hogg Marsh, the No [North] Marsh, South Marsh, West Marsh, and in the tenure of James Hoast; and likewise the marsh called the East Marsh near Salthouse and Kelling containing 150 acres; and likewise the West Marsh near the said village of Salthouse abutting on the Clay Marshes and the Dutchman's Bank and in the tenure of the lord of the manor of Salthouse; and likewise the marsh called the Hogg Marsh in the village of Ingoldsthorpe containing 50 acres in the tenure of Robert Creamer; and likewise the marsh called Burnham Marsh in the said village of Ingoldsthorpe containing 50 acres next the sea and in the tenure of Robert Cob and Robert Creamer: and likewise the marsh called the Salt Marsh in the said village of Ingoldsthorpe containing 50 acres and abutting on the Dutchman Bank and in the tenure of said Cob, Creamer and John Pellar; and likewise the marsh in the village of Burnham Deepdale called the marshes of Burnham Deepdale containing 80 acres next the sea and in the tenure of _ Stoughton; and likewise the marsh in the village of Burnham Norton containing 60 acres next the sea and in the tenure of Sir John Smith; and likewise the marsh called the Common Marsh in the said village of Burnham Norton containing 250 acres abutting on the Fold Course [of the] manor of Thorpe south of the Fresh Marshes of _ Harris, gent. and in the tenure of the inhabitants of Burnham Norton; all the abovesaid premises being escheated to the Crown by the death of said Vanhaesdonck without heir or will. The lessee is to assert the Queen's title.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's constat and memorandum of the premises.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease being made to _ Hart gent. as the nominee of said Bentley. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 107–111, 127.
June 5. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Frances Towres, spinster, of the water mill called Harpole Mill in Harpole, Co. Northants, on surrender of the lease in being from the Master and Chaplains of the late Hospital of the Savoy. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1710 Oct. 25 of this warrant.
Prefixing: Constat and memorandum of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The premises were leased 1692–3 March 20 by Dr. Henry Killegrew, Master of the said Hospital to Frances Towers of Swaffham Bulbeck, Co. Cambridge, widow, see supra, p. 249.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise. Ibid., pp. 112–13, 211.
Same to same for a same to Richard Hill of a certain ruined house called the Garden Gatehouse, alias the Trumpeting House, with yards, stables and other premises appurtenant thereto situate within the circuit of the ancient royal palace of Richmond, Co. Surrey, and several gardens or pieces of ground abutting on the ground called the Privy Garden and on the Thames and on the tenements in the occupation of John Lauze and _ Godscall respectively: and further of the piece of ground on which is a ruined edifice called the Pump House now re-edified and a stable and coach house and a small piece of marsh ground adjacent to a building next the Fryers and between the gardens of the said Hill and Lauze.
Prefixing: two constats of the premises and memorandum by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands: see supra, pp. 234–5.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 113–16, 151.
[? June 5.] Entry of the Treasury signature of the lease to John Egerton Esq. of the mere called Hatchew Meer and the Fishpool in the forest of Mara and Mondrein, alias Delamere, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 291. Ibid., p. 116.
June 5. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a reversionary lease to Patience Ward of the tithes of grain of the village, parish or hamlet of Hutton Pannel, alias Hooton Pannel, Clayton, Frickley and Shippins, Co. Yorks, late parcel of the priory of Holy Trinity in the city of York.
Prefixing: Auditor's particular and memorandum of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal thereof. Ibid., pp. 122–3.
June 5. Same to same for a same to Sir Henry Parker bart. of the farm called Theddington, alias Tidington Farm, in Tidington or Alston, Co. Warwick: on surrender of the leases in being from the late Queen Dowager.
In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1710 Oct. 24 hereof.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's constat and memorandum of the premises.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise. Ibid., pp. 124–6, 211.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to allow 88l. 4s. 0d. to Charles Parry in his account as late Collector of Excise for Reading collection, being so much remaining due on a bill of exchange of 100l. which he took by way of return [i.e. for the purpose of forwarding his moneys to the Exchequer] in May 1707 of Benjamin Child of Abingdon drawn upon John Spooner of London, factor, but the said Child became bankrupt before the bill was accepted and said Parry was only able to realise 11l. 16s. 0d. on an extent of said Child's goods by reason that Mr. Ambrose, Receiver General [of Taxes] for Co. Berks, had also entrusted Child with the returns of money and by living near Abingdon had prior notice [of Child's bankruptcy] and took out an extent before said Parry.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Parry's petition. Ibid., p. 128.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the lighthouses at Hunstanton Cliff in order to a lease thereof to James Everard, clerk, and Rebecca his wife.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General on the petition of the said Everards, ut supra, p. 174. William Scarffe, building surveyor, has sworn that the prime cost of building these lighthouses (above the purchase of the ground) was 210l. and the purchase [price] of the ground was 35l. and the charge of [passing] the patent of 1665 July 3 is moderately computed at 45l.: so that the total cost was 290l.: and from the accounts of John Downes, the receiver of the receipts and disbursements for five years to 1709 Lady day (sworn before a Master in Chancery by Robert Awborne, the proprietor) the whole profit of these lighthouses besides the necessary outgoings for the said five years amounted, communibus annis, to but 22l. 0s. 4d. per an. "which as the petitioner alleges is little more than the common interest of the original money expended": and William Scarffe in his said affidavit deposes that the premises are now decayed and want repairing and will admit of great alterations and improvements. The petitioner therefore may be reasonably encouraged for the good and benefit of the public by an extension of lease to 50 years "which is as much as the Act of Parliament [the Civil List Act of 1 Anne, c. 1] allows in cases of building; and though the liberty now desired, being upon the soil of the petitioner, be not within the restriction of that Act yet I am unwilling to advise a term of 61 years as is desired. Tis probable the premises will be of somewhat better value in times of peace." Ibid., pp. 129–30.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Stephen Fox praying that bedding and other necessaries may be provided for lodging a Company of Foot in the Isles of Arran near Galway in Ireland "alleging the advantage it will be to the Western trade of that kingdom as well as the benefit of those Isles (which are his estate by purchase) that the inhabitants thereof be secure from the insults of the enemy." Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 196.
June 5. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the petition of Henry Sandford praying a grant of such title to the land of Donneele in Ireland as shall appear to be vested in her Majesty, he having purchased the same under the Act of Reassumption. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the petition of Peter Demainbray who lost a thigh at the seige of Limerick, praying payment of the arrears of a pension of 5s. a day granted to him by Wm. III. Ibid., p. 197.
Same to same to report on the petition on behalf of Sir Arthur Shaen and Lawrence Stanyan, two of the late Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland, touching a seizure (at the prosecution of the Crown) of a parcel of ground and a tenement thereon which they hold in lease from Sir John Rogerson, although they stand legally discharged from any demand from the Crown. Ibid., p. 198.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay to Col. Robert Hunter, Governor of New York, the 4,000l. directed, supra, p. 302, to be raised on Land Tax tallies anno 1710 (which tallies were levied Dec. 10 last for the service of the Navy): to be as imprest and on account in part of 10,000l. authorised by an Act of last Session [8 Anne, c. 14] for the subsistence and employment of a number of skilful people to carry on the design of raising naval stores from the growth of the Plantations as by the Act of 3 Anne [3–4 Anne, c. 9]. Disposition Book XX, p. 172.
Letter of direction for 182l. 16s. 6d. to Thomas Newport, executor of Francis, late Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household to Wm. III., towards paying off and discharging arrears due from Wm. III. in the said Office of Cofferer: and is to be issued out of the 400l. which is to be paid into the Exchequer by William Lingen for the fine of the lease of the Manor and Chapter of Beverley, Co. Yorks. (William Lowndes to said [Thomas] Newport to pay said 182l. 16s. 6d. to said Lingen, Gentleman of the Pantry to the said late King, as in satisfaction of arrears due to him in the Office of the Cofferer of the Household). Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mr. Compton for Lady Lovelace: out of Civil List money. Ibid., p. 174.
June 6. Same for 400l. 16s. 0d. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe: for the service of his Office: out of Civil List money. (William Lowndes to said Duke to pay same to the Duke of Kent to satisfy what is due to him in the Great Wardrobe for liveries as late Chamberlain of the Household.) Ibid., p. 177.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Thomas Morrice. There is occasion to stop in your hands to the value of 400,000 Crowns or about 100,000l. of the 200,000l. remitted to you by Sir Henry Furnese in February last for the service of the [British] Troops in Catalonia "because so much has been supplied to them another way." The Lord Treasurer directs that you do not upon any account whatsoever break into that sum least you should be disabled from answering the said drafts; but if any extraordinary occasion should happen you must rather draw on Mr. Brydges for them. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 192.
June 6. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to make alterations or additions as they think fit to the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for a privy seal for passing the Transports Commissioners' accounts. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild for a state of the arrears of her Majesty's Own Regiment [of Marines] commanded by Lieut.-Gen. Seymour, which is lately removed from the Marine Establishment: to wit at the time of their being [so] removed "taking care that all charges upon the said Regiment in any of the public Offices be duly brought to account." Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 39l. to the widows and children as follows of three late tidesmen of Bideford who were unfortunately drowned on duty: to be as charitable relief for their distressed circumstances, being the like relief and support as was granted to widows and children of several officers of Bristol who fell under the like calamity upwards of five years since viz. a bounty to the widow of one quarter their husbands' salary and 30s. for each child: viz.
Anne Carter 7l. 10s. 0d. and 3l. for two children.
Deborah Lake 7l. 10s. 0d. and 1l. 10s. 0d. for one child.
Mary Copleston 7l. 10s. 0d. and 12l. for eight children.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 300.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland, to pay a further 500l. to Alexander Douglas of Cavers as additional to the 1,750l. similarly ordered for him April 20 last, supra, p. 248, upon account of the charges of the entertainment of the Lords Justiciary in Scotland in their then next coming circuit, with the salaries and allowances of the officers and others who were to attend them therein: it having been since represented to the Lord Treasurer that the said charges are likely to amount to about 2,000l.: to be paid out of such part of the Excise revenue as is applicable to the uses of the Civil Government of Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) 11, p. 179.
June 7. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells &c., to cause payment to be made to John Anstis of the sum of 3,130l. 11s. 3 ¾d. representing the interest on 24 orders of loan charged on Low Wines and other Duties as in the Act of 1704 [3–4 Anne, c. 18], representing 11,594l. 15s. 3 ¼d. principal money in all, which orders were all assigned to said Anstis by Henry Cartwright by virtue of a letter of attorney from James Brydges Esq. to the intent that the said Anstis who then was and still is the receiver of moneys arising by sale of her Majesty's tin, might receive the money payable on the said orders [as in repayment of so much advanced on said orders out of the proceeds of said tin] and be charged therewith in his accounts to her Majesty: the interest on which orders (here detailed in a schedule) amounts to said 3,130l. 11s. 3 ¾d. although the orders were made payable without interest.
The present warrant is to be entered with the Auditors of Imprests to the end they may charge said sum in Mr. Anstis' next account. Money Book XX, pp. 296–7.
June 7. Letter of direction for the issue of 30,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: and is for services as follows: viz. £
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.
for subsistence to her Majesty's Subject Troops and full pay to the foreign Troops of this body: upon account for one month from Aug. 24 next to Sept. 23 next 30,000
Disposition Book XX, p. 173.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Transports. By your memorial of this day you represent that the Bank of England is willing to give Exchequer Bills [in exchange] for the amount of 57,000l. of tallies and orders remaining in the hands of your Treasurer (whereof 40,000l. are on Malt anno 1708 and 17,000l. on Land Tax anno 1709 payable after 1,622,502l. 9s. 9 ½d. registered thereon). The Lord Treasurer directs that your Treasurer dispose of the said tallies and orders to the Bank accordingly, assigning or endorsing same with interest as from date of the Bank's advancing the money. Thereout you are to apply 56,217l. 10s. 3d. for services as follows:
£ s. d.
to pay the Course of transports for the month of Sept. 1707 20,836 0 0
ditto for Oct. 1707 13,211 0 0
ditto for Nov. 1707 17,998 0 0
to satisfy bills of exchange for transporting from Liverpool and Chester to Dublin the Regiments of Lord Montjoy, Stewart, Caulfeild and Gorges 1,450 13 7
to satisfy bills of exchange due for transporting Peirce's Regiment of Horse from Whitehaven to Carrickfergus 785 4 4
to pay the Postmaster General for Forces transmitted from Falmouth to Lisbon per the packet boats 922 0 0
to pay Edmund Dummer for transporting Forces to the West Indies by his packet boats 1,014 12 4
£56,217 10 3
In the margin: the above tallies for 17,000l. were placed to account as disposed in the year ended 1709 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 176.
June 7. Same to the Queen's printers to supply Mr. Walpole, Secretary at War, with 200 copies of the last Acts [Act] of Parliament [8 Anne, c. 6] against Mutiny and Desertion: in order to be sent to the several Governors of the Garrisons in Great Britain and to be distributed among the recruiting Officers; as likewise 200 copies of the Articles of War. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 192.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer agreed to your appointing Mr. Goddard as distributor of stamps for Norwich (where many apprentices are bound) unless Mr. Barnes, the distributor there, would reside at Norwich instead of at a distance. You have appointed Goddard without sending to Barnes to know this. My Lord directs that you signify this to Mr. Barnes and if he is willing to reside at Norwich you are to continue him in his employment and revoke the appointment of Goddard. Ibid., p. 193.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Works of the estimate by Capt. Studholme for gravelling the road round Windsor House Park viz. 938l. 13s. 0 ½d. for nine inches of gravel or 629l. 2s. 8d. for six inches. Reference Book VIII, p. 408.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, enclosing Major James Dore's petition [missing] for a collector's place in the revenue, Ireland: he being amply recommended. My Lord Treasurer transmits same to you to do therein as you shall think fit. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 196.
June 8. Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Coke Esq., Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, for last Xmas quarter on his allowance or salary over and above the ancient profits of his office.
(The like warrant on the following day for 150l. for 1710 Lady day quarter on same.) Money Book XX, p. 296. Order Book VII, p. 427. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
William Lowndes to Mr. Milner. On reading your memorial relating to the remittances which have been made to Portugal the Lord Treasurer sent it to Sir Henry Furnese for his answer thereto. His answer was read yesterday to my Lord and you may see it on application to Mr. Powys. The Lord Treasurer will hear you upon any observations thereon. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 193.
Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Walpole of the petition of David McKeiver, a disabled soldier in Capt Campbell's Company of Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment, who was taken prisoner at the battle of Almanza and after cure of his wounds in Spain was carried prisoner to Bayonne and detained there till last general release: and therefore prays the arrears of pay due to him. Reference Book VIII, p. 408.
June 9. Money warrant for 1,125l. to John, Lord Somers, for three quarters to 1710 Lady day on his 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. per an. as royal bounty as Lord President of the Council. Money Book XX, p. 298. Order Book VII, p. 427. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
Same for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for half a year to 1709 Lady day on his fees as Master of the Hawks.
500l. to same for half a year to same date on his pension in lieu of his logwood pension. Money Book XX, p. 298. Order Book VII, p. 426. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
June 9. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Salt Office incidents bill for 1710 Lady day quarter: total 405l. 17s. 7d. Money Book XX, p. 298.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Philip Ryley for half a year to Xmas 1709 on his fee or salary of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as a Serjeant at Arms.
40l. to John Pottinger for one year to Xmas 1709 on his salary as Comptroller of the Pipe. Money Book XX, p. 300. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, for 1710 Lady day quarter on his allowance or salary as a Secretary of State. Money Book XX, p. 300. Order Book VII, p. 426.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay to John Ellis the additional salary of 150l. per an. as Solicitor of Excise which was enjoyed by his predecessor Whitlocke Bulstrode Esq., to make his salary of 200l. per an. into 350l. per an.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners. The present Solicitor has the same business as his predecessor with a considerable increase occasioned by the Duties on candles. Money Book XX, p. 301.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill of the Excise and Malt Office for 1710 March 25 quarter: total 1,455l. 6s. 4 ¾d. Ibid., p. 116.
William Lowndes to Mr. Walpole [as Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to pay 70l. to Lieut.-Col. Don Ferdinand de Guzman who has quitted the Duke of Anjou's service for that of Charles III. of Spain: to be paid out of the subsidy [payable] to said King: same is to enable said Guzman to pay some debts contracted since his arrival here. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 194.
Same to Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lieut. Gen. William Seymour touching his pay as General of the Marines. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Dod and Mr. Warters to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Kegwin and Capt. Williams touching the seizure of the ships Venture and Adventure at Mounts Bay. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to repay the Land Tax assessments anno 1710 on the salaries of Customs officers whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 301.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Henry Furnese shewing that he shipped on the Peregrine yacht, Capt. Sanderson, May 26 last four ingots of foreign gold for Holland for the use of her Majesty's Forces; and that same is seized: therefore praying discharge of the seizure. Reference Book VIII, p. 409.
June 9. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Board of Works for the execution of works at Hampton Court Park for the better conveying of water into the Gardens: to an estimate of 873l. 10s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 19.
June 10. William Lowndes to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works. Send your report on the petition (referred to you in March) [1709, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 126] of the almsmen of the Hospital of St. Stephens in the city of Westminster. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 195.
Treasury reference to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of George Montagu, Chief Ranger of Salcey Forest, for repairs at the lodges and mound of said park which for want thereof for several years have almost gone to ruin. Reference Book VIII, p. 408.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Mark Frost gent. of the waste land and soil and the stallage of pens and stalls of and within the town of Romford, parcel of the lordship and manor of Havering at Bower, Co. Essex, and all that piccage and liberty of piccage and digging of and in the said town and all tolls, customs and profits of the said piccage and stallage or by reason of the fairs and markets holden in the said town or in any other town, parish or place within the said lordship or manor of Havering at Bower concealed or otherwise unjustly detained from the Crown.
Prefixing: constat and memorandum of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands ("the Auditor not being able to make out a particular"). The premises were granted under the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster 1619 Oct. 5 to Sir Henry Hobart, Thomas Murray, Sir James Fullerton, Sir John Walter and Sir Thomas Trevor in trust for Charles, Prince of Wales, and the said Trevor as surviving trustee assigned 1631 Sept. 27 to John Edisbury.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 116–18, 207.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lords of the Justiciary Courts, Scotland. In yours of the 3rd inst. you signify that you were necessitated to make the last circuit without making any provision for defraying the expense thereof and were obliged to advance money to her Majesty's trumpets and macers to enable them to attend same and that at your return you are informed that the provision made for that purpose is 250l. short of what was formerly allowed and that you conceive there will be no just ground to diminish the former allowance either now or for the future. In answer thereto this is to acquaint you that directions for 1,750l. for you were sent to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, April 20 last, ut supra, p. 248, "which I was in hopes would have been a very ample provision for that service and that the order would arrive soon enough. I have also since, upon reading a letter from my Lord Justice Clarke representing that the same was not sufficient, directed a further 250l. to be imprested for that use. But I must take notice to your Lordships that at the renewing these circuits since the Union (which I was informed had been discontinued for many years before it) some of your Lordships did signify to me that it had been in use to imprest money to some person or persons to defray the expenses thereof, and pursuant thereto there has been imprested or directed to be imprested by the hands of the Commissioners of Excise and by Mr. Douglas to such person or persons as you should appoint to receive same, upon account to defray the said extraordinary expense [sums], to the amount of 8,599l. 14s. 9d. for the four last circuits, of all which moneys a just account must be rendered before the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland in due form, it not being in my power to issue any money for such like services but upon account until her Majesty shall think fit to reduce it to a certainty [as a fixed Establishment]." I therefore desire you to direct the said person forthwith to exhibit his account to the Exchequer with the proper vouchers and to pay back the surplus (if any) to her Majesty's Receiver General.
And whereas in your said letter you desire that her Majesty would fix a certain sum both as to the judges and officers obliged to attend these circuits and to order timeous payment thereof before you go the circuits, I am very willing to move her Majesty in that particular believing it may be most easy to your Lordships in time coming. But in order to it I must entreat you to cause a state or extract to be taken out of the books of the late Treasury of Scotland what these expenses amounted to in each circuit of the three or four last circuits before the Union. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 180–1.