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Warrant Book: September 1710, 1-8

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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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September 1710

Sept. 1. Treasury warrant to Robert Walpole and the Navy Commissioners to give to the Bank of England tallies on the Land Tax anno 1710 in lieu of tallies on the [third, fourth and fifth] General Mortgage: as follows: the said Bank did for the welfare and support of the credit of the Exchequer advance at several times sundry sums amounting to 62,898l. 15s. 7d. to pay interest of loans registered there [in the Exchequer] on the General Mortgages for the years 1707 [third General Mortgage], 1708 [fourth General Mortgage] and 1709 [fifth General Mortgage], and for such loans did receive tallies and orders on the said General Mortgages respectively as follows:
£ s. d.
tallies and orders in the name of Sir Henry Furnese for so much lent at the Exchequer 1708 Nov. 22 on credit of the General Mortgage anno 1707 registered in course with 6 per cent. interest after 883,991l. 0s. 4d. 12,335 14 5
ditto in the name of John Taylour, for so much lent at the Exchequer 1709 April 21 on credit of the same General Mortgage and registered with interest, ut supra, after 901,011l. 14s. 9d. 20,563 1 2
ditto in the name of same, for so much lent 1709–10 Feb. 25 on credit of the General Mortgage anno 1708 and registered with interest, ut supra, after 758,0861l. 1s. 11¾d. 10,936 0 2
ditto in the name of same, for so much lent 1709–10 Feb. 25 on credit of the General Mortgage anno 1709 and registered with interest, ut supra, after 645,000l. 6,728 5 5
£62,898 15 7
And it appears that a like sum of 62,898l. 15s. 7d. was issued to the Treasurer of the Navy 1709–10 Feb. 25 out of loans made by himself on credit of the Land Tax anno 1710, which sum (or the tallies and orders of that date for the same and bearing the like 6 per cent. interest from that date) were intended to be assigned by said Treasurer of the Navy to said Bank as in lieu of the abovesaid tallies on the said several General Mortgages. The said Treasurer is therefore hereby to effect said exchange.
And as it appears that the said Bank has not received any interest on the said tallies and orders on the several General Mortgages, the said Navy Treasurer is to agree to an account of the said interest with the said Bank and thereupon the Navy Commissioners are to make out a Navy Bill after the method of their Office for the sum appearing to be so due and to assign same for payment out of any money in the Navy Treasurer's hands arisen by the sale of stores or by any other casualties whatsoever. And in regard the said Navy Treasurer will by this means be entitled to receive all the interest on the said tallies on the General Mortgages from the dates thereof to the time they shall come in course of payment the Navy Treasurer is to enter this warrant with the Auditors of Imprests so that they may surcharge him with said interest in his yearly account. Money Book XX, pp. 369–71.
Sept. 1. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark, brother to the King of Denmark, for half a year to April 10 last on his 4,000l. a year for quitting his pretences to the bishopric of Eutin: and for 100l. 17s. 6d. for Exchequer fees on this payment. (Money order dated Sept. 5 for said 100l. 17s. 6d.) Ibid., p. 371. Order Book VII, p. 468.
Same for 655l. 19s. 2d. to the Farmers of the Post Fines for so much answered direct to the Crown by the Sheriffs for the years ended 1706 Sept. 29 and 1707 Sept. 29 over and above the rent of 2,276l. due for each of the said years: as certified by Philip Tullie, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, "and which could not be repaid to the said Farmers by the respective Sheriffs as usual by reason of the great payments by them made for the apprehending highwaymen, burglars &c." (Money order dated Sept. 18 for payment of said sum to John Kenrick and William Clayton, executors of Sir Robert Clayton deceased, assignee of the said Farmers of the Post Fines.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 372. Order Book VII, p. 485. Disposition Book XXII, p. 7.
Sept. 1. Same for 122l. 3s. 7½d. to same for a like overpayment by said Sheriffs for the year ended 1705 Sept. 29. (The like money order dated Sept. 18.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 373. Order Book VII, p. 486. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Letter of direction for 6,975l. 7s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: and is to be applied to the subsistence of the Foot Regiments of Hotham, Windsor, Ilay and Montandre for two months from June 23 last to Aug. 23 last. Disposition Book XX, p. 217.
William Lowndes to Baron Scroop to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Monsieur Vryberg, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, concerning the ship Catherina condemned in Scotland in 1704. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 221.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the charge of all manner of stationery ware used in the Custom House in London port yearly for the last 10 years; at what rates served, what offices and officers are supplied therewith at the Queen's charge and in what proportion and manner and by whom the accounts thereof are kept and by whom controlled. Ibid.
Order by the Treasury Lords to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Aug. 28 to release from further quarantine the several ships from Stockholm and Gothenburg arrived at Hull July 27 last laden only with iron and deals and with crews in perfect health; all on the petition of the Merchants and Traders to the East Country inhabiting at Kingston upon Hull. Out Letters (Customs) XV. p. 317.
Treasury reference to James Brydges [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] of the petition of Edward Douglas, late Commissary of the Stores of Clothing &c. for the Forces late under the Earl of Rivers, shewing that he was employed upwards of 20 years in the service of the Crown and that there is 316l. due to him for his service in the last war as Commissary of the Musters to the two old Marine Regiments, and a further 276l. by assignment from Geo. Gillard, the other Deputy Commissary, both which sums are reported by Auditor Harley to be due and form part of the sum of 1,433l. 3s. 0d. observed in said Auditor's report to be due to the Commissary and his deputies and to a surgeon and his mates: further that he attended the said Auditor in order to the fully adjusting the accounts of the said Regiments, for which [attendance] no allowance has yet been made to him further that there is likewise due to him for his service in this present war as Commissary of the Stores of War under the command of the Earl of Rivers the sum of 765l. as appears by a report of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts in February last; and that he has been obliged to borrow several sums of money [to enable him] to perform the several services he hath been employed in and is at this time under confinement for part of the moneys as aforesaid: therefore praying immediate relief in the premises. Reference Book VIII, p. 421.
Sept. 1. Treasury reference to Robert Walpole [as Secretary at War] of the petition of Jean Dickison, widow of Lieut. Dan. Dickison, who was killed at the seige of Menin and has left her with six small children: therefore desiring relief according to her Majesty's former orders: being reduced to poverty. Ibid.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the petition of several merchants who style themselves to be undertakers for providing the King of Portugal's Army with bread, barley and straw for one year from 1710 Sept., in which petition they set forth that they have accepted amongst other things an assignment of a debt due as they allege from your Majesty for 10,894 quintals of powder wanting to complete the quantity agreed upon by the agreement with the Crown of Portugal to be delivered yearly to the said King's officers at Lisbon: and therefore praying the value of the said powder.
On our reference of the 18 ult. of same to the Board of Ordnance they have reported on the 26 ult. as follows.
Appending: said report. The account of that matter from 1703 to 1709 which we have stated from the several accounts received from our Commissary shows that the balance due to the said King is 5,083 quintals 99⅓. But we think it our duty to lay before your Lordship the particular words of the Treaty relating to the powder which are tenebuntur Domini Foederati statim apportanda curare suo aere empta quatuor millia quintalium pulveris nitrati quorum singula quintalia centum duodetriginta libras explent ponderis Lusitani ad usum expeditions hujus prioris anni, singulis autem sequentibus annis quibus bellum duraverit alia quatuor millia quintalium pulveris nitrati suo item aere empta priusquam copiae ex Stativis educantur apportanda curabunt.
"Upon which we must observe to your Lordship [Treasurer Godolphin] that the powder was given ad usum expeditionis which we conceive ought to extend to the powder delivered to the Forces in Spain and Gibraltar as well as Portugal: besides which there have been great quantities of powder expended in the Garrisons and [Artillery] Trains in Spain which is not included in this account. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 161–2.
Sept. 4. William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords have accepted the offers made to them by Henry Ferne and Walter Whitfeild for advancing several sums to you in Exchequer Bills for [or on the security of] tallies and orders remaining in your hands: viz. as follows: (1) 5,000l. from said Ferne on [security of] tallies and orders dated 1708 Nov. 22 on the General Mortgage anno 1707, being part of 12,335l. 14s. 5d. in such tallies received by you from the Bank of England in exchange for tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1710: he [Ferne] to have interest on said 5,000l. with a retrospect of eight months from the time same hath been or shall be advanced to you; and (2) 14,300l. from said Whitfeild on the like tallies and orders and with the like advantage of eight months' retrospect of interest; the tallies and orders for same [Whitfeild] to be as follows viz. 12,335l. 14s. 5d. registered and payable after 946,742l. 17s. 11d. and dated 1709–10 Feb. 25 (being another parcel of the tallies and orders received by you [the Navy Treasurer] from the Bank of England in exchange for Land Tax tallies) and 1,964l. 5s. 7d. of the same tallies and orders with those which Mr. Ferne is to have delivered to him bearing date 1708 Nov. 22.
You are to receive the said sums (making a total of 19,300l.) from said Ferne and Whitfeild and to assign them tallies and orders accordingly.
"But because part of the tallies and orders to be delivered to the said Mr. Whitfeild (to wit those dated 25 Feb. 1709 for 12,335l. 14s. 5d.) will not admit the having interest on them with a retrospect of eight months (there not being so much time elapsed since the date of them) you are to make up the difference to him by allowing interest to him on the other parcel of tallies and orders for 1,964l. 5s. 7d. dated 22 Nov. 1708 for so many days preceding the eight months as shall be equivalent to the sum wanting to make up the said interest on the other parcel for 12,335l. 5s. 7d. dated Feb. 25 last. Disposition Book XX, p. 217.
Sept. 4. Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of the above-said 19,300l. to the following uses: viz.
£ s. d.
to the head of Wages: for paying [seamen's wages] tickets authorised by Act of Parliament to be paid 5,000 0 0
to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marines, as imprest for account of subsistence [of said Marines] 9,000 0 0
for non-commissioned officers and soldiers now on shore, on account of two thirds pay for the time they have been at sea 3,751 15 0
towards the charge of recruits [for the Marine Regiments] 1,200 0 0
for Lieut. Walker for the loss of his right arm in an engagement at sea 127 15 0
to answer bills of exchange drawn by Marine Officers and prisoners in France and Spain 220 10 0
£19,300 0 0
.Ibid., p. 218.
Same to the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars to shew cause to the Treasury Lords why your accounts are so far in arrear.
The like letter to the Commissioners of Wine Licences.
The like letter to Mr. Landsdell for the accounts of the Treasurer of the Ordnance.
The like to the Earl of Torrington concerning his accounts of the Robes for the years 1686 and 1687.
The like to Mr. Dummer for the accounts of the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe. Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 221–2.
Sept. 4. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on two lists enclosed [missing] of several officers whom the Customs Commissioners propose to place on the [Customs] Establishment "who were formerly paid out of the same" [sic for out of incidents].
Followed by: a further letter on the following day for them likewise to consider all other payments made by the Customs Commissioners by way of incidents. Ibid., p. 222.
Sept. 5. Treasury warrant to the Receiver of Salvage Money to pay 208l. 17s. 9d. to Capt. George Camock and the officers and seamen of her Majesty's ship Speedwell for five eighth parts of the salvage of an English merchant ship called the Ruth richly laden from Jamaica and retaken by the said ship from the French privateers.
Prefixing: Order of the Queen in Council dated 1710 Aug. 28 ordering said payment. Money Book XX, pp. 373–4.
Letter of direction for 323l. 11s. 0d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to Anthony Vernatty for setting up, repairing and maintaining of lamps in Westminster Hall and other places by order of the House of Commons for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament in the years 1706 and 1707. Disposition Book XX, p. 219.
Same for 874l. 7s. 8d. to same: out of same: to be paid over to Michaell Studholme to complete (with 500l. already paid him by way of advance) his demands for making the new road through the Great Avenue in Windsor Great Park and for repairing the road lately made round Windsor House Park. (William Lowndes to said Dartiquenave to so pay the above two sums.) Ibid., pp. 219, 220–1.
Same for 1,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1710: and is to be paid over to Lieut. Gen. Webb on the royal warrant [of 13 March 1709–10] towards the charge of cure of his wounds, supra, p. 200. Ibid., p. 219.
Same for paying the 2,100l. 17s. 6d. to Prince Charles of Denmark, ut supra, p. 432, out of funds as follows viz. 9l. 7s. 6d. of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods; 958l. 15s. 0d. of the Duty of 5s. per piece on white cloths; 747l. 9s. 7d. of Plantation [goods] Duties; 385l. 5s. 5d. of the rent of Hackney Coaches. Ibid., p. 220.
William Lowndes to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 2,300l. to John Campbell, contractor for forage for the Troops in North Britain (upon account of dry forage furnished to the said Troops): to be paid out of the money which you have raised or shall raise on the tallies and orders on the Candles Duties anno 1710 put into your hands for the service of the Guards and Garrisons anno 1710. Ibid.
Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the letter of direction of 1708 Oct. 12 for 1,255l. 19s. 4d. to the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 413. Ibid. XIX, p. 222.
Sept. 5. William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to the arrears on the pension granted by Charles II. to Capt. Francis Mansell. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 222.
Same to Thomas Morrice Esq. I have received yours from Lisbon of the 29th ult., new style, wherein you acquaint me that all the money in your hands and what you are able to draw will not answer the demands that run upon you and that nothing can be expected from thence [? Lisbon] on any account whatsoever. Having read same to the Treasury Lords they apprehend that you have already broken into the 400,000 Crowns (part of the moneys remitted to you) which you were directed by the late Lord Treasurer not to lessen or diminish on any account whatsoever, because it was intended to answer a draft made for [repayment of] a like sum taken up by Lieut. Gen. Stanhope from the Canton of Berne. My Lords on this occasion command me to tell you that besides the said directions from the late Lord Treasurer the Queen's commands have been signified to you by Lord Dartmouth, Secretary of State, to the like purpose and by my Lords' directions like orders have been repeated to you by Mr. Brydges whose Deputy you are. Wherefore their lordships require you immediately upon receipt hereof to send them an account of all the money you have received since the 1st of January last and of the particular expenditure and applications thereout, that is to say what numbers of effective men have been paid therewith, how far their pay is carried on and whether any of the said money had been applied to any other uses than those for which it was remitted; and what directions you have had for so doing and from whom and how much remains in your hands.
P.S.—My Lords having procured a credit from Sir Hen. Furnese for 50,000l. in Lisbon do direct you (in case you have made use of any part of the 400,000 Crowns, which they did not think you would attempt) immediately to replace it out of the 50,000l. Ibid., p. 223.
Treasury reference to Mr. Walpole [as Secretary at War] of the petition of the four children of the late Lieut. John Calder of Major Gen. Howe's Regiment shewing that their case was considered by the General Officers of the Army but the sudden departure of the Duke of Marlborough prevented their making any report thereon; that their father was killed at the Castle of Oudenard; that their mother enjoyed the Queen's bounty to Officers' widows until her death in January 1708–9, by which means they were supported till that time: but they are now in a miserable condition with nothing to subsist them, the eldest being but 12 and the youngest two years old. Reference Book VIII, p. 422.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Moses Giraudeau, clerk to the Treasurer of the Chamber, shewing that he has paid several extraordinary payments in pursuance of several warrants from the Lord Chamberlain and likewise in pursuance of the late Lord Treasurer [Godolphin's] orders: but not being strictly within the rule of the Establishment of that [Treasurer of the Chamber's] Office the Auditor will not allow same in the Treasurer of the Chamber's accounts: therefore praying the usual royal warrant for allowing these extraordinary payments. Ibid.
Sept. 5. Treasury reference to William Vanbrugh of the petition of Thomas Brand, her Majesty's Writer and Embellisher of letters to the Eastern Princes, setting forth that he having with much pains and expense of sight embellished on two skins of vellum an exemplification of the Act of Parliament [7 Anne, c. 12] concerning privileges of Ambassadors (which was an extraordinary service and not comprehended under his salary) "therefore he humbly prays the usual allowance of 10l. per skin." Reference Book VIII, p. 422.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Harford, who became a security in 500l. for John Weaver, collector of Customs at Portsmouth, about 25 years since, shewing that Weaver behaved himself well in his office but being at last very infirm left his accounts somewhat unsettled at his death and the Customs Commissioners appointed Richard Spearing to state and settle said accounts, who ran away with the cash book and papers and robbed Weaver's widow and nothing heard of him since, "so that it did not appear that Weaver died in arrears to the Office": therefore petitioner prays release of his bond, he being in a deplorable condition. Ibid.
Same to the Warden &c. of the [Tower] Mint of the petition of Walter Boswall, Counterwarden and Comptroller of the Mint at Edinburgh, shewing that since the Union the said Mint is put as near as possible in the same order and method as the Mint at the Tower and in consequence thereof an additional office is put upon petitioner viz. of Weigher and Teller whereby he is obliged to more constant trouble and attendance and he is likely further to have added on him the office of Surveyor of the Meltings, which offices of Weigher and Teller and Surveyor are separate and distinct offices and by the Indenture of the Tower [Mint] have separate and distinct salaries: seeing therefore that the salary of 60l. per an. is neither suitable to his character nor answerable to his pains, charge and trouble nor in proportion to the other officers therefore he prays consideration for the three years past and some additional salary. Ibid., p. 423.
Same to same of the petition of James Penman, Assaymaster of the Mint at the Tower, in behalf of himself and of the children of John Borthwick, late Assaymaster there; shewing that said Borthwick (being Assaymaster at the [time of the] late recoinage in Scotland with Dr. Gregorie) was sent down thither [from London to Edinburgh] by her Majesty to put the said Mint in the order and method of the London Mint and for despatch it was found necessary that he should have one to assist him and another to keep his books, and therefore the said Doctor and the Directing Officers ordered him to provide himself accordingly, which Borthwick did and continued in that office from Sept. 1707 to May 1708, at which time it pleased God he died leaving a destitute family of small children and the occasion of his death is attributed to the extraordinary toil and fatigue which he endured in that great [recoinage] work; and petitioner being admitted to that office after Borthwick's death exercised same by an assistant and clerk to March 1709 when the recoinage ended: therefore prays an allowance (for himself and in behalf of the said widow and children) for "their" extraordinary care and fatigue therein, being forced to give larger fees and salaries to their respective clerks and assistants, and the salary of 100l. cannot bear such extraordinary charge: therefore prays some gratification for himself and in behalf of the widow and children of Borthwick. Ibid.
Sept. 5. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Simon Francia of London, merchant, shewing that he lately bought the ship Fidelle Fanory, taken as prize by her Majesty's ship Montague, and brought into Plymouth laden with fish, salt, train oil, blubber and fish roes; that the said lading is not able to pay Custom and is of a perishing nature and will be damaged by transhipment; therefore praying that she may be permitted with her lading to sail to some [foreign] market. Ibid., p. 424.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Edward Orrill setting forth his services done March 2 last in discovering George Purchase, the Bayley, (who was condemned for high treason) at the late rising of the Sacheverell mob and other his services: therefore praying her Majesty's reward of 100l. promised by her Proclamation. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Walpole of the petition of Lieut. Col. Delaunay, Lieut. Col. of Lieut. Gen. Gorges' Regiment, praying removal of the respits on the offreckonings of said Regiment in order to [enable the Officers to] discharge the debt due for clothing and to put them on the same foot with other Regiments.
In the margin: note of a fresh reference dated Oct. 6 hereof to George Granville, "Mr. Walpole being out of [the Office of] Secretary at Warr before he had made report on this petition." Ibid.
Approval by the Treasury Lords of James Taylor as Clerk Assistant of Thomas Strickland Esq., the Com[missioner] or Chief Officer of the Transfer Office, for the 1710 Lottery.
Prefixing: Strickland's presentation of said Taylor to the Treasury Lords for approval. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 162.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Tilson, Auditor of Excise, Scotland, to be allowed for clerks and incidents of his Office, according to a clause in his patent. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 210.
Same to same. The Lords of the Justiciary in Scotland have represented to the Treasury Lords that it is highly necessary that money should be forthwith imprested for defraying the charge of their next ensuing circuit. Please pay 1,500l. to their order out of Excise money to defray the charges of the next ensuing circuit as well in respect of entertainment of the said Lords of Justiciary as for salaries &c. to the officers attending them and for all other expenses relating thereto. On your forwarding the receipt for this sum, the equivalent shall be paid into the Exchequer on your [Excise] account. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the said Lords of Justiciary, informing them of the above. But we cannot omit to acquaint you that the said 1,500l. and all other moneys hitherto imprested for defraying the charges for the last four circuits must be duly accounted for before the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. Ibid., p. 211.
Sept. 6. Treasury warrant to Spencer Compton to pay 10l. to the person who calls herself Lady Mordington: as royal bounty. Money Book XX, p. 373.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett returning his report on Ann Strong's petition. You are to propose what you think reasonable to be allowed to her for her husband's attendance and service therein mentioned. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 224.
Same to Lord Dartmouth. The Lord Privy Seal objects to pass the privy seal about the tin affair because it is directed to the High Treasurer and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer, being signed before the late alteration in the Treasury. My Lords desire that it may be directed as follows viz. "to the Commissioners of our Treasury now being and the High Treasurer and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer or Commissioners of our Treasury for the time being." Please alter the bill in her Majesty's presence in all the parts thereof accordingly. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorials [missing] from Baron Spanheim and Baron de Cornberg [Eric Pederson Sparre, Baron von Kronoberg], praying that the ships Crowne Prince, Hendrick and Charity may be discharged from quarantine. Ibid., p. 225.
Same to Lieut. Gen. Erle enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. Bragg, Chaplain to the town and garrison of Portsmouth, praying that proper ornaments may be delivered to the Royal Chapel in Portsmouth for the more decent exercise of the divine worship there. Please inform my Lords what is become of the former ornaments of that chapel and what you think now necessary. Ibid.
Sept. 6,
26, 29.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Peter Berchard as tidesman in London port loco John Pearce deceased: the late Treasurer Godolphin having given his warrant April 11 for John Cook to succeed said Pearce but no such person hath appeared to undertake that employment.
John Power as collector of Deal loco Patrick Mein deceased.
William Williams as tidesman in London port loco Thomas Trotman deceased.
Geo. Conyers as a same ibid. loco Hen. Tilson deceased.
Edward Powell as waiter and searcher at Deal loco his brother Samuell Powell who relinquished same.
Howell Pugh as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco John Sarson. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 318, 325.
Sept. 6. The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Anglesea to transmit fortnightly certificates or accounts from Ireland of all public moneys and revenues coming to your hands as Treasurer and Vice Treasurer of Ireland and of all payments made out of the same with all remains in cash at the end of every fortnight; "the whole to be distinguished in the said certificates or accounts under their proper heads": and to carry same back to the time you had the grant of the said offices. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 207.
[?] Same to the Chief Governors of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James, Duke of Ormonde, shewing that on receiving his rent of 3,500l. a year for the Prizage Duty which is [by him] let to her Majesty he pays Exchequer fees amounting to 105l.: and praying to be reimbursed what he has paid thereon since Michaelmas 1704 "and that the same [rent] may be placed on the [Irish] Establishment for the future." Ibid.
Sept. 7. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to alter the stations or the established salaries of several officers on the Borders of Scotland as follows:
Berwick port:
William Hunter, riding surveyor at 80l. per an.; [to be moved] from Newbiggin to Berwick.
Edward Bullman, waiter and searcher, and Robert Jackson, ditto, at Holy Island: to keep a boat with 27l. 10s. 0d. each.
Edward Gray, waiter and searcher, and William Galbraith, same, at Budell [Budle] with a boat with salaries increased to 27l. 10s. 0d. each.
John Ord, waiter and searcher at Bamburgh: with salary increased to 25l.
Ro. Harrison, waiter and searcher at Newton.
John Saltonstall, waiter and searcher at Craster.
John Crocker, waiter and searcher at Bowmer [Boulmer]: with salary increased to 25l.
Edward Edwards and Edward Rowe, waiters and searchers at Aylmouth [Alnmouth], with a boat: with salaries increased to 27l. 10s. 0d. each.
Richard Long, waiter and searcher at Amble Panns: with salary increased to 25l.
Elias Scott, waiter and searcher at Norham: with salary increased to 30l.
Newcastle port:
Edward Anderson, riding surveyor, [to be moved] from Newcastle to Newbiggin.
At the end of every quarter the Customs Commissioners are to lay before the Treasury Lords an account of what advantage this alteration of the officers hath proved to the revenue. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 318–19.
Treasury reference to the Managers and Directors of the [1710] Lottery of the petition of Thomas Strickland, Comm[issioner] of the Transfer Office, shewing that the making out of the Pay Tickets for the blanks and benefits of the present Lottery requires many hands to perform the same, the weekly expense of which he computes at 83 [83l.] and the whole [expense] at 1,800l.: therefore praying an order for 500l. to enable him to carry on the said service. Reference Book VIII, p. 424.
Same to Robert Walpole of the petition of Col. Gledhill, shewing that after the battle of Almanza he raised the Regiment of Macartney wherein he spent 300l. of his own money; that the said Regiment has been twice disposed of since without any provision made for petitioner who at the seige of Douay commanded the said Regiment, which was almost cut to pieces and he dangerously wounded, stript and made prisoner and lost his whole equipage amounting to above 300l.: therefore praying to be considered.
In the margin: Mr. Walpole not making his report on this petition before his being out of the office of Secretary at War another [petition] to the same effect was referred in Oct. following to Geo. Granville, the present Secretary at War. Reference Book VIII, p. 425.
Sept. 8. Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of the Transport Service to make out a bill according to the method of their Office for paying 1,325l. 9s. 10d. to the owners of the Catherine transport ship, William Merrick master, for the loss they sustained by her being taken by the enemy in her passage from Ostend to the Downs.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the value of said ship. Before she went to sea in the service of this Office she was valued and appraised by Capt. Henry Collins, an Elder Brother of Trinity House, and Mr. Jonas Shish, a shipbuilder, deputed by us for such purposes, being persons of good judgment and probity. They valued her at 1,656l. 4s. 1d. out of which we abate 320l. 14s. 3d. for wear and tear during the time she was in the service, according to the custom. Money Book XX, pp. 374–5.
Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the money order of June 27 last, supra, p. 343, for 20,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service. Order Book VII, p. 427.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. Mr. James Millner (Milner) has bills of exchange on you to the amount of 33,253l. 8s. 11½d. for value taken up at Lisbon and Barcelona for the use of her Majesty's Forces [in Spain and Portugal] by the respective Deputy Paymasters of the Forces there: to wit four bills drawn by Mr. Morrice May 5, May 7, Aug. 8 and Aug. 18 (falling due July 9, July 9, Sept. 9 inst. and Sept. 28 inst.) for respectively 9,000l., 10,000l., 6,000l. and 5,958l. 6s. 8d.; and one drawn by Mr. Mead, the Deputy Paymaster in Catalonia, dated July 1 last which fell due Aug. 18 last for 2,295l. 2s. 3½d. (making in all the said sum of 33,253l. 8s. 11½d.). Mr. Milner has proposed to the Treasury Lords to take a deposit of tallies and orders on the funds for the year 1710 (in the margin Land Tax tallies) to the amount of 36,000l. as a security for the payment of the bills in four months from the 5th inst., the date of his said proposal; with 6 per cent. interest from the time of their being due. On her Majesty's behalf my Lords have agreed to the proposal, and do direct you to take up the said bills and deposit the said tallies and orders with Mr. Milner for his security accordingly. Disposition Book XX, p. 216.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 221.
The like for 210l. for the Keepers of Dean Forest. Ibid.
William Lowndes [to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. The Treasury Lords have accepted Sir Theodore Janssen's proposition of giving his bill for [on] Turin at 60 days for 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, at 59 pence [sterling] per Crown; for two months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy; on condition of being repaid at the end of three months from date hereof in Exchequer Bills with 6 per cent. per an. interest and of having [meanwhile as security] a deposit of tallies and orders on the General Mortgage for the year 1710. You are to deposit with him 27,000l. in the said tallies and orders and to apply the proceeds of his bill (representing 26,222l. 4s. 5d.) to pay the ordinary subsidy to said Duke for the two months ending Dec. 3 next. Ibid.
Sept. 8. Same to the Board of Greencloth. The Queen has heard the representation of the Commissioners for the Land Tax Aids in the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's, the Treasury Lords being present. I enclose a copy [missing]. The Queen would [like to] see which of her servants have paid the taxes and the sums they do pay, as also those who do not or cannot pay the same. Please send an account thereof to my Lords for them to lay before her Majesty. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 224.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to obey the Queen's pleasure that the Customs officers forthwith release all the French fishing boats together with their nets and other tackle; the French being willing to make satisfaction for the damage sustained by her Majesty's subjects "the regulation whereof is committed to the care of the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners."
Prefixing: undated letter to the Treasury Lords from Secretary Lord Dartmouth conveying the Queen's pleasure as above. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 319.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Aug. 25 last to the Great Wardrobe for the provision of six dozen of cane chairs and other things for her Majesty's service at Hampton Court: to an estimate of 110l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 30.
The like for a same dated July 31 last for brushes, coal baskets, close stools and other such furniture for the housekeeper at Hampton Court: to an estimate of 42l. Ibid.