Warrant Book: July 1710, 21-31

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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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July 1710

July 21. Money warrant for 20l. to Mathew Buchanan, clerk, as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to Carolina whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XX, p. 328. Order Book VII, p. 442.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay over to Francis Sorrell and Robert George 500l. in manner ut supra, p. 341. (Money warrant for said sum to said Sorrell and George out of the moneys to arise on the Duties on Coals: without account [to enable them to repay said Compton].) (Money order dated July 26 hereon: with a later Treasury confirmation dated 1712 Sept. 20 thereof.) Money Book XX, pp. 328, 329. Order Book VII p. 445.
Allowance by same of the incidents bill, not detailed, of the Post Office for 1710 Lady day quarter (total 731l. 6s. 10d.) and 1710 June 24 quarter (total 1,165l. 9s. 5d.). Money Book XX, p. 79.
Money order for 50l. to John Yeomans, Lieutenant Governor of Antigua, for one quarter's allowance to July 10 inst.
50l. to Anthony Hodges for same to same date as Lieut. Governor of Montserrat. Order Book VII, pp. 445, 479.
Same for 300l. to Daniel Parke, Capt. General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands, for one quarter to July 13 inst. on his allowance. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1710 Aug. 31 hereof. Ibid., p. 478.
Letter of direction for 7,500l. to Spencer Compton: out of loans in the Exchequer on her Majesty's tin: and is to be applied to the use of the French Protestants [as in part of the 15,000l., ut supra, p. 357]. Disposition Book XX, p. 199.
July 21. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Abraham Crop to whom the ship Hedwick Sophia is consigned and now arrived in the Thames from Eclefeur [Eckernförde] in Holstein, praying leave for same to unlade without performing quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 207.
Same to Mr. Baker and Mr. Goslin. The Lord Treasurer has received a letter from [Secretary] Lord Dartmouth with a petition from Joseph Clutterbuck, her Majesty's Agent and Capt. [sic for Consul] General at Tunis in Barbary, relating to some demand for prizes which her Majesty hath upon the former Consul Mr. Goddard. Please consider this matter and if you think it necessary for her Majesty's service that instructions should be given to Mr. Clutterbuck concerning that affair please draft such instructions. Ibid.
Treasury reference to [Auditor] Thomas Jett of the petition of Anthony Larogne [La Roque] shewing that he possessed an Army debenture made out to Thomas Brerewood for the use of the noncommissioned officers of the Royal Regiment of Horse, to wit debenture No. 10222 for 69l. 0s. 6d. dated 1702 Aug. 31, which debenture was sold amongst others to one Lewis Galand and by the said Galand was sold to petitioner; that he has received the interest thereof from time to time till of late, it appearing to the Paymaster of Army Debentures that the same ought to be only for 60l. 0s. 6d.; that it's wholly unknown to the petitioner and Galand how this mistake or alteration happened: therefore petitioner prays that the debenture may be reduced to the true value and payment made to him, he being willing to return what hath been overpaid. Reference Book VIII, p. 413.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of repairs at Mr. Ireland's lodgings at Somerset House as by warrant from the Lord Chamberlain dated June 13 [to the Board of Works] and estimate thereupon from said Board amounting to 158l. 14s. 4d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 19.
Same by same for the like for repairs at the Lord Chamberlain's lodgings at Kensington: to an estimate of 288l. 7s. 8d.: as by a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of June 22 last. Ibid.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the late Commissioners for Transports on their accounts.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor A. Manwaring that said accounts from 1693 to the end of the late war have been under examination with much care and diligence above twelve months past, a state of which will soon be ready to be laid before the Lord High Treasurer. Ibid., p. 135.
Same by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Derby to pay 50l. per an. salary to John Edwards as Surveyor General of the Duties on Houses [for said county] loco Thomas Bingham: as from 1708 Xmas. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 209.
July 22. Letter of direction for 4,200l. for Trinity term's salaries &c. to the Judges &c. as follows: out of Civil List moneys: viz.
to the 13 Judges at Westminster 3,250
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester 125
to six Judges of Wales on 300l. per an. each 450
to John Pocklington, Second Justice of Chester, Flint and Montgomery 100
to 11 Masters in Chancery for 1710 June 24 quarter on their 100l. per an. each 275
Disposition Book XX, p. 198.
July 22 Letter of direction for 108,138l. 5s. 4¾d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men [in Flanders] anno 1710.
for subsistence to her Majesty's Troops and full pay to the Foreign Troops composing said body: and is (together with 20,000l. directed to be applied by him out of the tallies on the Continued Impositions issued to him April 19 last) to complete the sum of 60,909l. 12s. 2½d. for one month from Sept. 24 next to Oct. 23 next 40,909 12
for same month's pay to the General Officers of the British Troops [forming part of said body] 3,194 11 0
for same month's Contingencies of said [British] Forces 882 11 10½
for same month's forage money and waggon money to the said [British] Forces 1,913 1 8
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000 additional men [in Flanders] anno 1710.
for same month's subsistence to her Majesty's Troops and full pay to the Foreign Troops of this body 8,548 13 10
in part of 34,251l. 13s. 4d. for the 3,000 Palatines anno 1710.
for two thirds (being her Majesty's share) of the pay of those Troops in the service of her Majesty and her Allies: for same month 2,961 17
in part of 43,251l. 12s. 6d. for the 4,639 Saxons anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of same month's pay to this body 3,730 1
in part of 9,269l. 16s. 6d. for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of same month's pay of this Regiment 802 11 9
in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of three months to Aug. 30 inst. on the additional subsidy to the Landgrave of Hesse for two Regiments of Horse of his Troops which were in Italy 4,105 1
for her Majesty's share of three months June 24 last to Sept. 23 next for the agio, bread and forage to the 12,000 Prussians serving in the Netherlands 9,253 1 10½
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1710.
for extraordinary charge of bread, provender, forage, and for the dead and wounded of the Prussian Corps to the end of the year 1709, being 250,000 guilders at 10 guilders 3 stivers per pound sterling "the rate allowed by Sir Henry Furnese in his bills" 24,630 10 10
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the [British] Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
for subsistence for one month to Sept. 22 next to the Foot Regiments of Hamilton, Sutton, Strathnaver, Grant and Wynne 4,511 0 0
more for account of subsistence where most pressing 2,695 9 10
£108,138 5
Followed by: confirmation dated Aug. 17 hereof by the succeeding Treasury Lords. Ibid., pp. 200–1.
July 24. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to satisfy by records of surplusage the 49s. 5d. surplus resting on the account of Samuell Barker as Sheriff of Rutland for the year ended 1709 Sept. 29: by charging same upon the like debit owing on the account of William Hartopp in his account as Sheriff of Leicester for the same year.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and debit respectively. Money Book XX, p. 330.
The like for the surplusage of 9l. 0s. 5d. due to Richard Edge on his account as Sheriff of Co. Notts for same year: to be paid by charging it upon the like debit of Sir Comport Fitch [Fytche] bart. on his account as Sheriff of Kent for same year.
Prefixing: extracts ut supra. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 4,282l. 8s. 2¼d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of her Majesty's tin (for which loans the orders are to be drawn without interest and are to be and remain in the Exchequer until they come in course of payment): and is to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
to satisfy the debts on the books of the Office of the Works at Windsor for the months of April, May and June 1709 1,704 1 5
the like for the months of July, August and Sept. 1709 737 19 11
the like for the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec. 1709 1,216 13 2
the like for the months of Jan., Feb. and March 1709–10 623 13
£4,282 8
Together with: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1710 Aug. 17 hereof. Disposition Book XX, p. 199.
July 24. Letter of direction for 33,387l. 8s. 8½d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of loans to be made by himself on her Majesty's tin; the orders for which loans are to be drawn without interest and to remain in the Exchequer &c. as above: and are intended to be applied to the services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to satisfy the debts on the books of the Office of Works for April, May and June 1709 9,189 3
ditto for July, August and Sept. 1709 10,830 11 0
ditto for Oct., Nov. and Dec. 1709 8,202 1
ditto for Jan., Feb. and March 1709–10 5,165 13
£33,387 8
Ibid., p. 200.
Same for 1,369l. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans in the Exchequer on the Candle Duties: to be as in part of the total for Guards and Garrisons anno 1710 and is for 74 days' pay from May 1 last to July 13 inst. for the several Officers appointed to attend the present Expedition under the command of Lord Shannon. Ibid., p. 202.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on Michael Studholme's account of works performed in the making a new road through the Great Avenue in Windsor Great Park and repairing the road round the House Park at Windsor. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 208.
Treasury reference to William Borrett of the petition of Martin Kneeborne, Stephen Rabon, Thomas Mackbeth and William Shanks praying the Proclamation reward for arresting Geo. Read, Edward Curry, John Beale, John Anderson and Joseph Hutton, persons concerned in the riot upon the trial of Dr. Sacheverell. Reference Book VIII, p. 412.
July 25. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute Samuell Atkinson, Nicholas Roope and Thomas Colby to be Commissioners for Transports: the said Atkinson and Roope having taken care of the Transport Service in the year 1701 and until and in some part of 1704, and in 1704 and since they with Thomas Colby junr. did take care thereof and act therein pursuant to the directions of the Queen or the Lord Treasurer or the Lord High Admiral: and it has been represented to her Majesty that in order to their more regular accompting for their actings and doings in relation to the premises it is necessary they should have a commission from her Majesty. They are to have such salaries for themselves and clerks and such incidents as the Lord Treasurer shall approve and a clause is to be inserted in the commission to ratify and confirm what has hitherto been done by them pursuant to such orders as above: and another clause to authorise and require them henceforth to observe all such orders touching their commission as they shall receive from the Queen, the Lord Treasurer or Lord High Admiral. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 308.
July 25. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an. to Sir William Oldes as Gentleman Usher Black Rod, being the allowance made for many years past to Black Rod in lieu of certain perquisites and allowances formerly appertaining to him but released to the Crown: to commence from 1 June last, being the date of death of Sir David Mitchell, late Gentleman Usher Black Rod. Ibid., p, 309.
Same to same for a same for allowances as follows to the Earl of Ranelagh in his [final] account as Paymaster of the Forces in the last war, to wit from 1 April 1692 to 25 March 1699: all by reason that the Auditors of Imprests have disallowed many of his payments therein amounting to 4,760,386l. 9s. 10¾d. as not duly vouched according to the strict rules of the Exchequer: in reply whereto the said Earl has set forth his reasons for allowing payments amounting to 3,931,242l. 8s. 6½d. thereof: whereto the said Auditors have replied that the sum of 1,790,215l. 2s. 6½d. paid by said Earl to Jacob Vander Esch for the use of the Dutch, Danish and Saxe Gotha Troops whilst they were under the said Vander Esch's care of pay could not be allowed by reason that no warrant was produced to authorise payment thereof and that the said Vander Esch had not then exhibited any account: but he has since delivered in accounts in which he is duly charged with these and other moneys paid to him by said Earl and applied by him accordingly: so that it may be reasonable to grant a warrant for allowing same to said Earl by setting same in super on Vander Esch: (2) and it further appears that of the sum of 402,641l. 2s. 0d. paid by said Earl to the Danish Forces after they were taken out of the care of pay of the said Vander Esch the sum of 378,471l. 19s. 3d. was for the subsistence of the said Danes from 14 Oct. 1694 (to which time they were paid by Vander Esch) to 18 Dec. 1697 at the rates allowed by the Regulations produced to the said Auditors; within which time 5,300l. 3s. 0d. appears to have been saved by deductions for non-effective men; and further that for the remaining 24,169l. 2s. 9d. the accomptant has now produced the regular vouchers: (3) further: that the said Earl demanded in his account the sum of 20,594l. 1s. 2d. as the value of 80,000 Rix dollars paid to the King of Prussia for eight months' subsidies to 31 Aug. 1694, which is agreeable to the Treaty but was disallowed by the said Auditors because found by computation to exceed 5s. sterling a dollar by 594l. 1s. 2d., which excess arises by computing and paying the said 80,000 dollars at the rate of 52 stivers to the dollar and 10 guilders 2 stivers to the pound sterling, at which rate the subsistence of the [Prussian] Army was agreed by the then Treasury Lords to be remitted: (4) and further that of the sum of 9,096l. 8s. 7d. paid to the King of Poland there are Treasury directions for 8,858l. 14s. 8d. and for the remaining 237l. 13s. 11d. the said Earl produces Sir William Gore's acquittance, who was duly authorised to receive the same, and which two sums (with 40,890l. 1s. 9d. already allowed to the said Earl in his accounts already passed for subsidies paid to the said King) is considerably short of what the sums stipulated by the Treaty [with said King] do amount to: (5) further that the sum of 480,573l. 0s. 3d. paid to the Elector of Hanover for subsidies and for pay of his Troops is agreeable to the Treaty [with said Elector] but that warrants are wanting to authorise the payment of said subsidies from 1 June 1692 to 7 March 1693 amounting (at 20,000 Rix dollars a month) to 104,212l. 8s. 2d. sterling, as also for the pay of his Troops from the 1 Jan. 1694–5 to the 15 Oct. 1697 amounting according to a new Treaty and specification thereof to 282,300l. 3s. 1d. and that the first 16 months' subsidies, to wit from 1 June 1692 to 30 Sept. 1693 were paid at 52 stivers per dollar and 10 guilders 10 stivers per pound sterling, and the other five months and seven days were at 50 stivers per dollar and 10 guilders 10 stivers per pound sterling, and the other five months and seven days were at 50 stivers per dollar and 10 guilders 10 stivers per pound sterling, so that these latter payments were almost 200l. a month less than what was paid for the said 16 months; at which rates the said Earl doth affirm they were remitted from hence: (6) further that the sum of 2,776l. 14s. 0d. is charged [or claimed by said Earl in his account] as the value of 11,000 Rix dollars paid to the Elector of Treves by warrant of Wm. III. which do not appear to be grounded on any Treaty, but as the said Earl affirms was given him [the said Elector] in consideration that his country and himself had suffered very much by the war: (7) further that the sum of 2,019l. 8s. 6d. is charged [or claimed by said Earl on his said account] as the value of 8,000 Patacoons directed to be paid to the Elector of Cologne on account of his Troops by like warrant [of Wm. III.] but that the said warrant refers not to any Treaty and the said two last mentioned payments do exceed 5s. a dollar or Patacoon by 46l. 2s. 6d. [which arises] by paying 52 stivers to the dollar and 10 guilders 6 stivers to the pound sterling: (8) further that of the sum of 17,054l. 2s. 5d. demanded [by said Earl in his said account] as paid for subsidies to the Duke of Savoy the sum of 15,041l. appears by the Treasury letter of 1693 Dec. 25 to be paid by direction of the Treasury Lords to Sir Joseph Herne for so much by him remitted to said Duke for two thirds of 50,000 Crowns for recruits and augmentations of the French [Protestant] Battalions that served in Piedmont and for the value of 26,500 Crowns, being Wm. III.'s share of 40,000 Crowns supplied to the said Duke, the rest being furnished by the States General; and that for the remaining 2,213l. 2s. 5d. no voucher was produced: (9) further that of the sum of 99,464l. 2s. 10d. paid to the Dukes of Wolfenbuttle the sum of 75,062l. 7s. 11d. is for the pay of their Forces from 1 June 1694 to 10 Oct. 1697 according to the Establishment produced to the said Auditors, but that warrants are wanting for 61,981l. 9s. 9d. part thereof and that in the payment of 22,690l. 4s. 6d. as the value of 88,888 Rix dollars paid by warrant of Wm. III. for 16 months' subsidies to the said Dukes to the 1 Oct. 1695 there is an excess of 468l. 4s. 6d. [arising from the exchange rate] of 5s. a dollar: (10) further that for the sum of 70,727l. 4s. 11½d. paid for subsidies to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel there are warrants of Wm. III. and proper acquittances, but that 26,856l. 2s. 9½d. thereof is computed at 10 guilders 2 stivers to the pound sterling and 32,760l. thereof is computed at 10 guilders to the pound, whereas the warrants for the payment of the said two sums do not direct at what rate the same shall be computed nor is the Treaty nor any copy thereof produced: (11) further that for the payment of 80,872l. 18s. 6d. to the Bishop of Munster for subsidies pursuant to the Treaty the said Earl of Ranelagh has produced the warrants of Wm. III. and proper receipts but that in the said payments Rix dollars are reduced into sterling partly at 9 [guilders] and partly at 10 guilders 2 stivers to the pound which exceeds 5s. a dollar by 5,039l. 3s. 6d., at which rates the accomptant alleges the remittances were at that time made and agreed for at the Treasury or signified by Mr. Blathwayt to be the late King's pleasure dated 13 May 1697: (12) further that of the sum of 569,593l. 16s. 1½d. paid to the contractors of bread, bread waggons and forage during the late war there are warrants by Wm. III. and acquittances for 450,121l. 8s. 6½d. of which 293,609l. 10s. 9d. is directed to be paid in sterling and the remainder in foreign money at several rates from 10 guilders 10 stivers to 9 guilders to the pound sterling, at which rates 'tis affirmed [by said Earl] that the money was remitted from hence or was paid abroad according to the rates at which the exchange went when the payments were made: (12a) further that the warrants for 43,723l. 10s. 6d. of the said 405,121l. 8s. 6½d. direct that not only the contractors' acquittances but their vouchers also were to be delivered to the accomptant for his discharge, whereas no other vouchers than the warrants and the contractors' acquittances are produced: (12b) further that for 114,472l. 7s. 7d. there are the contractors' receipts but no warrants, and for the remaining 5,000l. the accomptant [the said Earl of Ranelagh] has not produced either warrant or acquittances, but the said sums being paid upon account only and in part of the contracts, the Auditors conceive that the same may be allowed if the said contractors in their accounts now before the persons appointed to state the debts of Wm. III. have therein charged themselves with the same as paid to them: (13) further that as to the sum of 128,026l. 10s. 4d. brought to account by said Earl for the charge of the Hospitals in the Low Countries (over and above what was made good out of the subsistence of the men kept and maintained in the said Hospitals) which charge should have been borne out of deduction of poundage but that the same [the said deduction] instead of coming into the said Earl's hands was applied towards lessening the arrears due to the Army in the stating thereof by the Commissioners appointed by Parliament for that purpose [the Commissioners for Stating the Accompts of the Army]; [wherefore as to this said sum of 128,026l. 10s. 4d.] the said Earl has produced bills and acquittances together with an account of all his payments for the use of the said Hospitals and of the deductions drawn from the Forces towards the charge thereof, to which accompt Richard Hill Esq., the said Earl's deputy in Flanders (who kept the same), is ready to make oath if required: (14) further that for the sum of 58,817l. 3s. 2½d. paid to the General Officers and Battalions of Foot in the Low Countries for their respective allowances of forage during the winter quarters the said Earl has produced the late King's warrant for part and the King's regulations and the parties' acquittances for the remainder: (15) further that of the sum of 10,956l. 13s. 4d. paid for the use of the Train of Artillery in Flanders the sum of 9,280l. was paid to Charles Bertie, late Treasurer of the Ordnance, who has accounted for same, and the remaining 1,666l. 13s. 4d. was by warrant of Wm. III. paid to Edward Gibbons for the use of the said train and the said Gibbons has accounted for same in his accounts of the said train as appears by the accounts of said Bertie, as Treasurer of the Ordnance, for the year ended 30 June 1698: (16) further that of the sum of 60,122l. 9s. 11½d. paid to the Commissioners of Transportation and others the sum of 41,087l. 0s. 1d. was paid by warrants or orders of the late King for transporting several Forces during the late war and at the conclusion of it, and the remaining 19,035l. 9s. 10d. has been allowed to the accomptant [the said Earl of Ranelagh] in his seven years' accounts already passed: (17) further that for the sum of 113,713l. 11s. 10¼d. paid to Monsieur Schuylenburg for money by him advanced and lent for the late King's service and for interest thereof, the said Earl has produced [royal] warrants and acquittances of the said Schuylenburg, part of which, to wit 995l. 15s. 11½d. appears to be for interest of money advanced for secret service of the said late King:
Now therefore, the Queen being desirous that the said Earl's accounts should be forthwith made up and that he should therein have all reasonable and just allowances, does direct that therein allowances be made to him (1) of said 1,790,215l. 2s. 6½d. (which is to be set in super on Vander Esch): (2) of 378,471l. 19s. 3d. part of 402,641l. 2s. 0d.: (3) of 20,594l. 1s. 2d.: (4) 9,096l. 8s. 7d.: (5) 480,573l. 0s. 3d. being agreeable to the Treaties with the said Elector of Hanover provided it shall appear to the Auditors by an authentic certificate from the Minute Book of the Treasury for that time that the payments were made at the rates at which they were remitted [to] the said Earl's deputy in Flanders by Sir Joseph Herne's bill: (6) 2,776l. 14s. 0d.: (7) 2,019l. 8s. 6d.: (8) 15,041l. part of 17,254l. 2s. 5d. but the remaining 2,213l. 2s. 5d. is to be disallowed, the same having been formerly allowed to said Earl in his account already passed: (9) 61,981l. 9s. 9d. and 22,690l. 4s. 0d., parts of 99,464l. 2s. 10d.: (10) 70,727l. 4s. 11½d.: (11) 80,872l. 18s. 6d.: (12a, b, c) 406,397l. 18s. 0½d. and 114,472l. 7s. 7d., parts of 569,593l. 16s. 1½d., but for the 43,723l. 10s. 6d. and the 5,000l. for which receipts are not yet produced by the accomptant Earl, these two sums are only to be allowed in case it shall appear that the said contractors are charged therewith in their accounts, or if it shall appear that the said accounts have been passed in Holland then the same are to be allowed if it shall appear by authentic certificate from Monsieur Van Slingelandt, Secretary to the Council of the States General of the United Provinces, that the States paid their proportion of the said bread and forage: which said sums [so] paid [to] the said contractors are to be set in super upon them in order to their accounting to the Queen for the same: (13) 128,026l. 10s. 4d.: (14) 58,817l. 3s. 2½d.: (15) 10,956l. 13s. 4d.: (16) 41,087l. 0s. 1d., part of 60,122l. 19s. 11½d. disallowing the remaining 19,035l. 19s. 10d. as having been allowed to the accomptant in his seven years' account already passed: (17) of the 113,713l. 11s. 10¼d. you are to pass and allow to the said Earl no more than 112,717l. 15s. 10¾d., the same appearing to have been applied to the service of the war, the remaining 995l. 15s. 1½d. being paid for interest of money advanced for secret service "which we do think fit [sic for we do not think fit] to allow on this accompt though the money appears to be paid by warrant from the late King": and of the said 112,717l. 15s. 10¾d. the sum of 41,168l. 13s. 8d. is to be set in super upon Schuylenburg in order to his rendering an accompt thereof "as by his receipts he promised and is obliged to do": all which allowances so to be made as above amount to 3,856,248l. 10s. 11¾d. "which our will and pleasure is shall be allowed the accomptant at the rates before mentioned at which he charges the same in his account notwithstanding that some of the payments agreed to be made in Crowns, Rix dollars, and Patacoons are found by our said Auditors upon computation to exceed 5s. sterling for each Crown, Rix dollar or Patacoon; it appearing by certificates from the Directors of the Bank of England and several agents then abroad that 52 stivers Brabant money at which the said Crowns, Rix dollars and Patacoons are computed was the standing rate at which they went current in all payments; and it appearing by several warrants, Treasury minutes and acquittances or by signification from William Blathwayte, then Secretary at War, together with an accompt kept by the said Richard Hill, the Accomptant's deputy abroad, of all remittances made him that the same were either paid by him in the very [same] bills of exchange and letters of credit remitted to him from England for those purposes or else that the said payments were made by particular directions of the said late King or the then Commissioners of the Treasury or that the same are agreeable to the rates at which the exchange went at those times." Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 313–20.
July 25. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for making allowances as follows in the account for payments for the Forces in Spain and Portugal for the year ended 23 Dec. 1706, being payments for which royal warrants are wanting: viz. (1) 150,000l. paid to the King of Portugal for the ordinary and extraordinary pay of his Troops for said year, being for the full number of men which by the Treaty he was obliged to muster but no muster rolls are produced: (2) the sum of 6,284l. 10s. 8½d. paid to Col. Cavalier for her Majesty's proportion (being two thirds) of the charges of clothing and arms and for 4½ months' pay of the Regiment under his command, it appearing [justified] by accounts adjusted and signed by Monsieur Slingelandt, Secretary to the States General of the United Provinces, certifying that the said States had ordered payment of their proportion: which said sum of 6,284l. 10s. 8½d. with the further sum of 5,258l. 17s. 11d. paid to the said Regiment (upon a report from the said Brydges and Robert Walpole, Secretary at War) is to be in full of all pretensions and demands of the said Regiment and which by royal warrant of 1709 June 7 is directed to be charged to the account of the King of Spain: (3) the sum of 4,500l. paid to the Countess of Peterborough for the value of two bills of exchange drawn on William Lowndes, Secretary to the Lord Treasurer, by the Earl of Peterborough, being so much advanced by said Earl to the King of Spain in Barcelona; as appears by the said bills and by the Prince of Lichtenstein's receipts for the use of the said King: and is to be accompted part of the 103,530l. allotted to the said King of Spain's use anno 1706 and is charged to his [the said King's] account thereof accordingly: (4) the sum of 5,182l. 13s. 2d. appearing by sundry bills of exchange drawn by Richard Langhorne Esq. from Genoa, to have been paid for several services relating to the Forces in Catalonia for which the said Richard Langhorne appears accountable to her Majesty: (5) the sum of 16,877l. 14s. 10d. paid to the Earl of Peterborough for bills of exchange drawn by him for the service of the war in Catalonia over and above 97,155l. 2s. 9d. by him made good to the Queen and charged on the said Brydges as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad in the abovesaid account [present]: which sum appears by the said bills and by receipts to have been paid by the said Paymaster [Brydges] but can only be allowed by privy seal or royal warrant, "and may be set on the said Earl [Peterborough] to be accounted for by him." Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 321–2.
July 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Spencer Compton in his next account the sum of 5,943l. 1s. 9d. paid by him for bills of exchange drawn on him by James Dayrolle, being payable to Mr. Benjamin Sweet at the Hague for subsisting and transporting the poor Palatines (the poor German Protestants) from Holland.
Prefixing: schedule of said bills so paid by Compton to said Dayrolle's assignees out of so much from time to time imprested to said Compton by Treasurer Godolphin for that service: to wit from 20 July 1709 to 12 July 1710. Money Book XX, pp. 356–7.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed report from the Customs Commissioners in North Britain relating to the present charge of managing that revenue and their propositions for reducing the said charge, and also Sir David Dalrymple's report against reducing the number of the ports in Scotland, and a memorial of Sir William Gordon [all the said enclosures being missing]. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 208.
Representation to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt. It is my duty as Auditor General of the Plantations to lay before you the state of what passes from time to time in reference to her Majesty's revenue there. I have received an accompt from the Receiver of the Casual Revenue in Barbados not only of the neglect but also of the contempt of several persons in the execution and discharge of their trust as in (a) infra. There being no likelihood of redress without her Majesty's strictest orders to those in authority there, your Lordship is humbly prayed to give the requisite directions therein.
Appending: (a) representation [to the Governor of Barbados] from Thomas Hodges, Attorney General [there], dated Barbados 6 Nov. 1709. I have been her Majesty's Attorney for above 12 months in which time I have not been able to do what ought to have been done in the matter of the Revenue and especially as to the Casual Revenue for several reasons as follows viz.
For want of an Escheator no escheats can be taken. The Court of Exchequer has seldom sat but when the members of that Court had some causes of their own to try which they had brought as privileged persons there. It is five months since that Court sat about the Queen's business, though I have frequently solicited the Chief Baron to hold it.
The Remembrancer of said Court should issue process to the Marshall when so ordered by the Attorney General, but since the last Grand Sessions (about five months since) I have not been able to prevail with him to issue one scire facias or any other process of the Court, and on my complaining thereof the Chief Baron does nothing to redress the same. The said Remembrancer does not make due entries or keep any regular records of proceedings of the said Court, although I complained publicly of it nine months since.
The Marshal of the Court has not done his duty and though your Excellency has removed him I have not been able to prevail on the Chief Baron to hold the Court in which he was to receive the writs from the said Marshall with his account and to discharge him.
Thus I have been prevented from doing my duty of recovering what is due to her Majesty which (in escheats, fines, forfeitures &c.) amounts to 20,000l. or 30,000l. according to information which I have received. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 34–7.
July 25. William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to report to the Lord Treasurer on the enclosed draft [missing] of a signature for granting to the first Minister [sic] of Haddington an augmentation of 10l. a year out of the rents of the late bishopric of Edinburgh. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 193.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint in England to draft an Indenture for the Mint at Edinburgh agreeable to the Indenture of the Mint in the Tower, "so as the same do not any ways interfere or disagree with the Articles of Union." Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Lauderdale. I am now informed that no part of the money in the Pix [at the Edinburgh Mint] was coined since the approbation of the present Master of that Mint. His attendance at the Trial of the Pix in London may therefore be dispensed with. Please direct the deputy to the late Master and Worker [of said Mint] to attend. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Seafield. In reply to yours of the 18th inst. I agree that the present Master of the [Edinburgh] Mint may be excused attendance as above. There is no objection either as to the Master of the Mint executing [signing] his part of the Indenture of the Mint before the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. I have ordered the draft as above and it will be sent to Scotland to pass the great seal there. The draft which you sent of the signature for an augmentation to the first Ministers [sic] of Hadington I have referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, that being the method (as you know) which is intended to be observed in passing signatures relating to Scotland. Ibid., p. 194.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, conveying the Queen's approbation of the list [not detailed] for the half year ended 1710 June 24 of the charities and bounties payable in North Britain.
Prefixing: undated letter from said Barons forwarding said list for approval: the only alteration therein from the previous half year's list "is in the sum of 12l. 5s. 0d. now paid to Mary Livingstone, alias Douglas, and to Hannah Livingstone, alias Parsons, 12l. 5s. 0d." Ibid., p. 195.
July 26. Letter of direction for 4,000l. to Francis, Visct. Ryalton, Cofferer of the Household, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of that Office: 2,000l. thereof out of loans in the Exchequer on her Majesty's tin [and to be in the form of or] in small Exchequer Bills; and 2,000l. out of any Civil List moneys in the Exchequer exclusive of the said loans on tin: which 4,000l, with 14,000l. already issued will make 18,000l. in part of 22,894l. 15s. 5d. for wages, board wages and emptions due in the Office of the Cofferer of the Household for 1709 Sept. 29 quarter. Disposition Book XX, p. 202.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the executors of Sir Thomas Littleton on his accounts as late Treasurer of the Navy. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 136.
July 26. The like stay of process against the executors of William Hubbald on his accounts as late Paymaster of the Train of Artillery employed in the reduction of Ireland. Ibid.
The like stay of process against Phillip Papillon on his accounts as late Cashier of the Victualling. Ibid.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin appointing Sir John Humble to be the particular officer in the Exchequer for paying the annuities on the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710: with the fee or salary of 500l. per an. for himself and his clerks as from 1710 Sept. 29. Ibid., pp. 137–8.
Warrant dormant by same to Thomas Hewett, Surveyor General of Woods North Trent, to fell yearly 25l. of timber in Birkland and Billagh Woods in Sherwood Forest, with the approbation of the Lord Warden [of said forest] and beginning first in Birkland Wood; and to pay same in equal proportions to the four verderers and the clerk of said forest as in lieu and full satisfaction of the yearly allowances of 5l. each for fee trees claimed by them.
Prefixing: representation by said Hewett to the Lord Treasurer. In obedience to your commands I have duly and every year forbid the verderers of Sherwood Forest to cut fee trees and have discharged [forbidden] their several agents and workmen. But notwithstanding my utmost endeavours they have not regarded the same but annually fell four of the best trees in the forest and this year have cut the very best tree in the wood worth 20l. These practices, with the boring to try if the trees be sound, half cutting of some and then leaving them if not good &c., are so great damage to this wood, which is old and much decayed, that I hope your Lordship will soon redress them either by allowing each verderer and clerk 5l. a year as in the late reign or else oblige them to obey your order so much slighted. I would propose as above and to begin out of a small parcel of Birkland which makes an elbow, as your Lordship may see in your map of the ridings [of said forest]. The Lord Warden desires that this elbow may be first cut; which will make the wood handsomer and the chase better, the trees being few and of the worst sort. Ibid., pp. 138–9.
July 27. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay 6,000l. to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, for subsistence and two thirds pay &c. of the Marines, out of the 42,000l. agreed to be supplied by the Bank of England in Exchequer Bills on the thirteenth 4s. Aid and the Candle Duties, ut supra, p. 365: taking care that he be charged with the same in a gross sum in the Navy Treasurer' account and that the said sum be placed to the head of Wages. Disposition Book XX, p. 203.
Same to same to imprest the 4,000l. to Col. Robert Hunter, Governor of New York, as directed the 14th inst., supra, p. 366; placing same to account as part of the quota for Wear and Tear anno 1710. Ibid., p. 205.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington July 25 concerning the ships Henry of London and Crown Prince of Konigsberg. As the said ships by favour of a storm of wind came up the Thames without being stopped and have thereupon been ordered by the proper officer to go down to Standgate Creek to perform their quarantine pursuant to Orders in Council, which they have refused to do, her Majesty in Council taking notice of the contempt shewed to the orders of this Board is not pleased to give any orders for their being discharged at present. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 311–12.
Subscription by same for the execution of a warrant dated 1706 May 27 by the Lord Chamberlain dated 1707–8 March 15 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of nine standards and banners for the kettle drums and trumpets (with the alteration of the [royal] arms upon the Union) for the Duke of Northumberland's Regiment (her Majesty's Regiment of Horse) commanded by said Duke: at an estimate of 415l. (Warrant duplicated.)
the like for the like dated 15 March 1707–8 [to the Master of the Jewel House] for nine silver trumpets for said Regiment: at an estimate of 180l.
the like for the like dated 15 March 1707–8 [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] for nine banners for trumpets: at an estimate of 166l. 10s. 0d.
the like for the like dated 20 April 1708 to same for new liveries for nine trumpeters: at an estimate of 605l.
the like for the like dated 27 June 1710 to same for new liveries for nine more trumpeters and nine banners for trumpets and a livery and banner for a kettle drummer: at an estimate of 830l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 29, 141.
Warrant by same to Robert Walpole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for removing the respite of 22l. 7s. 4d. on the pay of Arthur Moseley and his servant as an Ensign in Major General Livesay's Regiment.
Prefixing: certificates by J. Merill and Lieut. Col. Richard Franks as to said respite. Ibid., p. 140.
July 28. Money warrant for 18,258l. 0s. 3d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets: for the principal, interest and benefits due on the 116th payment of said tickets; which is the next payment in course.
Appending: certificate of the principal &c. so due:
£ s. d.
principal money, after abating 20l. for two benefits above 20l. each 9,980 0 0
interest of 998 tickets from Lady day 1700 to 28 July 1710, being 3,777 days 7,853 0 3
benefits 425 0 0
£18,258 0 3
Money Book XX, p. 331. Order Book VII, p. 446.
July 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 7,556l. 15s. 8d. to Henry Bendyshe, Secretary to the Commissioners for Settling the Poor Palatines: by 500l. a week from date hereof: out of loans to be made by said Compton on credit of her Majesty's tin: to be by him paid to the owners of seven of the ships that carried the Palatines to New York; for demurrage on their ships according to their contracts or charter-parties. (Letter of direction dated July 28 hereon for payment hereof by 3,000l. out of Civil List money by 500l. a week from date hereof and the remainder by loans on tin as above. Followed by a later Treasury renewal dated 1710 Sept. 15 hereof.) Money Book XX, p. 332. Disposition Book XX, p. 204.
Same by same to Arthur Manwaring, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow in the account of the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills the sum of 126l. 19s. 9½d. for incident charges in the said Trustees' Office for one year from 27 April 1708 to 27 April 1709, being for incidents. Treasury fees, Auditors' fees &c.
Prefixing: bill of said incidents and Auditor Maynwaring's report thereon on reference from the Treasury dated 1709 May 27. Money Book XX, pp. 333–4.
Money warrant for 327l. 8s. 10d. to William Hanbury in satisfaction of all charges and disbursements in passing the Act of Parliament for vesting Cotton House and Gardens in her Majesty and in reward for his own labour and attendance. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 337. Order Book VII, p. 497. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 100,088l. 17s. 10d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between June 30 last and July 28 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows: viz. 1,001l. 0s. 7½d. from whale fins; 29,109l. 19s. 5d. from New Customs; 3,295l. 4s. 6d. from Additional Impositions; 3,853l. 1s. 5½d. from Vellum Duties Continued; 39,746l. 5s. 1d. from Continued Impositions; 4,894l. 9s. 6d. from Salt; 18,161l. 19s. 9d. from Windows; 26l. 17s. 6d. from Marriages (this last item being a surplusage from 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 28th July 1710. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 118935 13 23705 18
Paper for Plato 15400 0 0 4800 0 0 879 9
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 72480 0 0 33069 11 11
Leather Duties 504438 0 0 44625 11 28807 19 11
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 57000 0 0 12151 3
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 7271 6 1474 14 9
1752590 19 9 305112 11 100088 17 10
Money Book XX, p. 339.
July 28. Money order for 740l. to Henry Whitebread, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Beds., for the extraordinary charges, detailed, of him and William Whitebread, his late father, deceased, who was also Receiver General of Taxes for said county. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated Aug. 16 hereof. (Letter of direction dated July 28 hereon.) Order Book VII, p. 450. Disposition Book XXI, p. 9.
Same for 414l. 1s. 1d. to Sir Michael Heneage Kt., Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Trinity term anno 1710 including 2l. 15s. 0d. for 132 days' diet for himself at 5d. a day from 1709–10 March 17 to 1710 July 27. In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated Aug. 15 hereof. Ibid., p. 454.
William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance. There is occasion to ship off for Holland a considerable quantity of her Majesty's tin with all the despatch that may be. Please permit the officers of the Mint to make use of the three cranes belonging to your Office for shipping the said tin at such times as you are not employing them for the service of the Ordnance. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 209.
Same to Mr. Walpole [as Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for paying 320l. to Major General Wightman for several extraordinary expenses which he has been at for her Majesty's particular service. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition, dated July 22, of Edmund Dummer shewing that he contracted for five packet boats to the West Indies "which by reason of several miscarriages in less than four years' time called for near thrice the number [of boats] so that nine out of 14 packet boats have miscarried by the enemy and other accidents"; which misfortunes have constantly kept petitioner in building and providing against losses; and for a further security for the future he has ordered the packet boats coming home to take such a track of sea which could best carry them clear of the common stations of privateers, and [to] import at Bideford where the last three have successfully arrived safe: but the charge of supplying and maintaining so many vessels has much exceeded the provision allowed only for five and the frequent captures have prevented their regular monthly going and coming in according to contract: therefore desires that the Postmaster General may "dispense with those directions [as in his contract and may grant him the liberty] of importing at Bideford instead of Falmouth or Plymouth and that he may have his quarterly payments made out without any default notwithstanding the said packet boats do not proceed exactly every month as the contract requires, otherwise the losses herein mentioned and charges will prove his ruin." Reference Book VIII, p. 412.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Duke of Montagu on his accounts as Master of the Great Wardrobe.
Prefixing: certificate by Deputy Auditor Jas. Moody that the said accounts are declared to 1705 Sept. 29 and that to 1706 Sept. 29 is ready for declaration "being the last account brought into this Office." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 140.
July 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to issue a writ under the seal of the Exchequer Court for enlarging Thomas Goldney out of prison for the debt of 9,588l. found (by inquisition before the Sheriffs of Bristol 1708 Aug. 2) to be owing by him to John Sansome, late collector of Bristol port: all in order to enable him to get in his effects for the speedier satisfying of the said debt: and likewise to make out a commission under the seal of the Exchequer Court for taking surety of him and Mary Wallis and Richard Hawksworth of the city of Bristol in 2,000l. for his surrender.
Appending, form of said surety bond. Ibid., pp. 142–3.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of two parcels of land called Highberry Wood and Little St. John's Wood, Co. Middlesex, formerly parcel of the manor of Newington Barrow, alias Highberry, in order to a fresh lease thereof to Anthony Guidott.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Guidott's petition for same. The premises (inter al.) were granted to Thomas Windham 1670 May 2 from the expiry of a former lease by Queen Elizabeth to Sir John Fortescue. The said Windham assigned 1685 Dec. 21 to Anthony Guidot late of Lincolns Inn, gent., who by his last will devised to his nephew this petitioner. I find by the books of the sales in the late times of usurpation that these woods were sold after the rate of 55l. 1s. 8d. per an. above the rents, which value was therein mentioned to be computed from what the premises could probably be improved to by grubbing up and converting into tillage or pasture, as it appeared some part thereof was before that time. There is not above 25 acres of wood now left out of 78 acres which the two woods were certified by the [Commonwealth] Surveyors to contain; and that very poor and no timber growing on it, and the soil of that which is grubbed very ordinary. There is no tenant at present to the lands, the last [tenant] going off without paying his rent. It was rented for 40 years at 50l. per an. rent and the landlord paid the reserved rents and the taxes. Mr. Windham sold his 31 years' lease to petitioner's uncle for 380l. I rate a lease at 40l. per an. rent and fine of 200l. Ibid., pp. 154–5.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Tisdall shewing that he purchased of Edward Gernon 100l. per an. part of the town and lands of Miltown, Co. Louth, and has been four years in possession, but John Baker has petitioned her Majesty setting forth his title to the said lands and praying a custodiam thereof in order to give petitioner vexation and trouble: therefore praying to be heard by counsel before any custodiam be granted and that he may be protected in quiet enjoyment of his purchase. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 201.
Same to same to report on the petition [missing] of Capt. John Vaughan, Marshall of the Four Courts at Dublin, shewing that said office was granted him with a pension of 280l. per an. to make up 400l. per an. intended him by her Majesty: but the said employment has proved so fatal by escapes [of prisoners] for which he has paid above 1,200l. [as fines] that he is now in a much worse condition than before: therefore praying leave to dispose of his said office and that his pension of 280l. per an. may be granted to his daughter. Ibid., p. 202.
July 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, to pay 2,266l. 6s. 0¼d. to James Johnston pursuant to the privy seal of June 2 last: out of compositions for tacks of teinds in Scotland: to complete 4,000l. granted to him by Wm. III. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 196.
July 29. William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett enclosing a complaint against the Undersheriff of Essex. Please acquaint the Sheriff of said county that unless he will cause the said Undersheriff forthwith to do right to Mr. Thomson the Lord Treasurer will direct a prosecution against him. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 209.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to settle the salaries of the collector of Dartmouth and Weymouth on the Establishment as follows viz. 80l. per an. for Thomas Bower, collector at Weymouth, viz. 60l. per an. by the Queen, 20l. per an. by the Customer (the collector being his deputy) and 10l. per an. for a clerk: and 70l. per an. to James Jenkinson for the collector of Dartmouth, with 10l. per an. for a clerk: the business at Weymouth being superior to that at Dartmouth.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Bower's petition. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 309–11.
Same by same to Auditor Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to charge Richard Crawley in his account for two years to 1707 Lady day as Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty with the sum of 3,164l. 19s. 8d., being the produce paid into the Exchequer from the goods and effects of John Quelch and other pirates executed at Boston in New England in 1704, which were seized by Col. Dudley the Governor there and by him transmitted to the Lord Treasurer and since paid into the Exchequer: and to allow said Crawley therein 20l. in full satisfaction of his poundage on the said sum.
Prefixing: said Harley's report on said Crawley's memorial. The said goods and effects being condemned by the sentence of the Court of Admiralty to the Lord High Admiral as perquisites of his office are chargeable upon Crawley by virtue of the said sentence; viz. upon his account for two years ended Lady day 1707. Exclusive of the said effects the Droits and Perquisites for the said two years amount only to 2,491l. 8s. 3¼d. Crawley may be discharged by virtue of the declared account of the Master of the Mint, who coined the 788 ounces 3 pennyweight of gold into guineas by your Lordship's order and paid same into the Exchequer. There are certain other parts of said goods and effects (90 ounces of gold, 90 milreis of silver, guns, sails &c. sold for 183l. 8s. 7d. and 3l. 19s. 8d. in money) which have not been transmitted hither and which "for ought appears to me" remain still in the hands of the Governor of New England. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 147–8.
July 30. Royal sign manual for 1,210l. 6s. 0d. to Charles Whitworth Esq., Minister to the Emperor of Muscovy; which with 800l. ordered by royal warrant of Dec. 20 last will make 2,010l. 6s. 0d. "which we are graciously pleased to allow him in satisfaction for the extraordinary expenses he hath been at by our special command during the time he continued with the character of our Ambassador Extraordinary at the Court aforesaid." (Money warrant dated Aug. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 2 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 311. Order Book VII, p. 447. Disposition Book XX, p. 206.
July 31. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Sidney, Comptroller of Excise, praying for an [additional] clerk at 80l. per an. as from 1 May 1710, the date of the commencement of the Duty on Candles; and likewise for an allowance to his deputy Mr. Samuel Hughes. Reference Book VIII, p. 412.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Edward Wharton, Receiver of the Revenue of Hackney Coaches, praying allowance in his account (now before said Auditors) of the additional salary of 28l. per an. granted him by warrant of the Treasury Commissioners in 1700, which the said Auditors refuse to allow "as not being now in force." Ibid., p. 413.
Approval by Treasurer Godolphin of John Smith as deputy to Thomas Strickland, the Commissioner or Chief Officer of the Transfer Office, for the 1710 Lottery.
Prefixing: said Strickland's presentment of Smith to the Lord Treasurer. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 145.