Warrant Book: August 1710, 7-10

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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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August 1710

Aug. 7. Royal sign manual establishing the following pensions or annual bounties: to be payable by Spencer Compton:
Per an.
£ s. d.
to commence from 1707 Lady day
to the Dean and Canons of Windsor 0 12 8
to commence from Michaelmas 1708.
to Robert Westley for ground rent for the Queen's house at the Cockpit 20 10 0
to Edmond Williamson for Thames water for the said house 3 0 0
to commence from Midsummer 1710.
to Sarah Brass, housekeeper of the Queen's house at Greenwich 30 0 0
to Jacob Edwards, Keeper of the Park at Greenwich 25 0 0
to the Minister at Greenwich for tithes for the park at Greenwich 5 2 6
£84 5 2
Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 323.
Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to pay 10,000l. to William Clayton: out of Contributions to the 900,000l. Annuities anno 1710: as imprest and is to be for 8 per cent. interest [discount] for prompt payment of purchase money for the said Annuities before the 29 Sept. 1710: as by the terms of the Act 9 Anne [8 Anne, c. 12], granting new Duties of Excise as a fund for said Annuities. (Money warrant dated Aug. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 324. Money Book XX, p. 343. Order Book VII, p. 460.
Aug. 7. Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun: as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated Aug. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Sept. 28 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 325. Order Book VII, p. 467. Disposition Book XX, p. 227.
Same for 613l. 13s. 11d. to David, Earl of Wemys, without account as in full satisfaction of all demands on a yearly sum of 1,000l. allowed him in consideration of the loss (by the Union) of the office of Lord High Admiral of Scotland: to wit from 1 May 1708 to 11 Dec. 1708 when a like allowance of 1,000l. per an. was granted to him payable by the Treasurer of the Navy. (Money warrant dated Aug. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 29 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Sept. 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 325. Order Book VII, pp. 466. Disposition Book XX, p. 221.
Same for 400l. to Arnold Vanbeck, jeweller, 200l. thereof for a diamond ring presented by her Majesty to Monsieur D'Sand [J. Von Sande or Sanda] Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Mecklenberg; and the remaining 200l. for a diamond ring similarly presented to Baron Haguen [Busso von Hagen], Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Wolfenbuttle. (Money warrant dated ? Oct. 11 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 28 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 326. Money Book XX, p. 404. Order Book VII, pp. 483, 487, 492. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Same for 300l. to William Ryder to enable him to discharge a debt of 2,500l. which Edward, late Lord Griffin (for whom Ryder was surety), borrowed of Valentine Duncombe on bond which was assigned to the Earl of Ranelagh who was then and still is a debtor to the Crown. (Money order dated Sept. 5 hereon. (In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1711–12 Jan. 4 hereof.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 326. Order Book VII, p. 469.
Same for 322l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, 300l. thereof to be by him paid over as a present from her Majesty to Count Sormany [Count Franciscus Sormannus] who came hither from the King of Spain; and the remaining 22l. for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Aug. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 11 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 30 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 379. Money Book XX, p. 362. Order Book VIII, p. 1. Disposition Book XXI, p. 15.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to Treasurer Godolphin to pay an additional allowance of 400l. per an. to George, Earl of Cromartie, as from Lady day last during his continuance in office as Lord Justice General of Scotland: the Queen having resolved to make him said addition as a mark of royal favour. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 198–9.
Aug. 8. Confirmation of a money order for 5,000l. for the Paymaster of the Works in Windsor Castle, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 409. Order Book VII, p. 334.
Aug. 10. Royal letters patent constituting Sir Clement Cotterell as Master of the Ceremonies with the fee or stipend of 200l. per an.: during pleasure: as amply as his grandfather Sir Charles Cotterell or his father Sir Clement Cotterell: to be computed and paid as from July 9 last. His patent of 1707 June 5 as Assistant Master of the Ceremonies is hereby revoked. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 355–6, 421–2.