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Warrant Book: September 1710, 11-20

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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. 11. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry, Duke of Beaufort, of the office of Bailiff of Burley in New Forest, Co. Southants, with the fee of 9l. 2s. 6d. per an.: during pleasure: and with a clause granting him the herbage and pannage of hogs, windfall wood, lops, tops and shrouds, pasturage, Swainmote Courts, rents and other things heretofore granted with the said office of Bailiff; at a rent of 5l. 3s. 4d. to the Crown for same. This grant is to revoke the like grant to Charles, Duke of Bolton. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 338–9.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment to said Duke of Beaufort (out of wood sales in said forest) of the yearly sums of 30l. for the repair of her Majesty's house at Lindhurst and 40l. for repair of her Majesty's stables there: as hitherto payable to the Duke of Bolton, which payments to the latter are hereby revoked. Ibid., pp. 339–40.
Same to James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to pay 3,000l. to David, Earl of Portmore (appointed Commander in Chief of the Forces in Portugal) for the charge of his equipage and journey thither: without account.
(William Lowndes dated Sept. 13 to said Brydges to assign to said Earl 3,000l. of the tallies and orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710 which were put into your hands on April 21 last for the extraordinary charges of the war. The Treasury Lords will give warrant for interest on said sum on your sending to them orders for that sum with your endorsed assignment thereof to said Earl.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV. p. 341. Disposition Book XX, p. 222.
Sept. 11. Money warrant for 1,144l. 11s. 5½d. to Samuel Clark, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Hereford, for extraordinary charges in his receipt 1701–6. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 376. Order Book VII, p. 475. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Same for 350l. to William Fausset, same for Co. Kent, for the like extraordinary charges 1700–4. (Money order, ut supra.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 376. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1709 Sept. 14 for 140,000l. to Sir John Humble, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 360. Order Book VII, p. 302.
William Lowndes to Mr. Savery. I read to my Lords your letter dated from Gosport. You are to hasten in your accounts and to diligently attend the passing of same when they are there [in the Audit Office]. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 224.
Same to Josia Burchett [Secretary of the Admiralty]. I have read to my Lords yours of the 8th inst. with the copy of one to you from the Victualling Commissioners representing the great difficulties they shall be under in carrying on the service unless some speedy and effectual measures be taken "for preventing thereof." The Treasury Lords desire you to acquaint the Admiralty Lords that the Victualling have received very considerable sums during the war more than has been allowed for the same on the estimates given in to the House of Commons; and that 'tis plain the difficulties in that Office must have arisen by exceedings in the expense beyond what was given or provided for by Parliament. Nevertheless my Lords will use their endeavours to procure credit in the best manner they can for supplying the pressing services of that Office. Ibid., p. 225.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing. (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Sept. 10 to clear from further restraint on account of quarantine the ships Henry, Richard Raven master; Crown Prince, John Saunders master; and Hedwick Sophia, Marcus Godberson master, laden with hemp, flax, linen yarn, potashes, a cask of hogs' bristles and firewood from Konigsberg and Ecclefear [Eckernförde]: all on the petition of Sir Randolph Knipe and others, merchants, shewing that they have lain so long under quarantine owing to the masters' mistake in bringing them up the river without leave: and the Customs Commissioners having thereon reported that the said masters have now been sufficiently punished for their contempt. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 320.
Sept. 11. Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the warrant of April 20 last, supra, p. 248, for a lease to Sir William Robinson. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 74.
Sept. 11,
et postea.
Commissions by the Treasury to the following persons respectively and individually to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses as continued by the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 21], and [added to by] 8 Anne, c. 7, and in pursuance of the authorisation under the privy seal of June 14 last, supra, pp. 310–11, followed in each case by a warrant dormant to the Receiver General of said Duties in the county concerned to pay the said respective Receivers their respective salaries: as from various dates, all as follows:
William Osborne, Co. Beds, at 50l. per an. salary.
Thomas Bayley, Co. Berks, at 50l. per an. salary (warrant for his salary as from 1710 Sept. 24, but no entry of his commission).
Richard Warden, Co. Berks, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant as from 1710 Sept. 29 dated Sept. 11).
William Child, Co. Bucks, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant ut supra, dated Sept. 13).
Joseph Martin, Co. Bucks, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
William Percivall, Co. Cambridge, at 50l. per an. salary.
John White, Co. Cambridge, at 50l. per an. salary.
Henry Lockwood, Co. Chester, at 50l. per an. salary.
William Bacon, Co. Chester, at 50l. per an. salary.
George Jackson, Co. Cornwall, at 70l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 27).
John How, Co. Cumberland, at 30l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 14).
Giles Redman, Co. Westmorland, at 30l. per an. salary.
John Edwards, Co. Derby, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 15).
Thomas Hand, Co. Derby, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
John Weston, Co. Devon, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 26 and 15).
Mathew Paull, Co. Devon, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
John Read, Co. Dorset, at 70l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 27).
Richard Reynolds, York East, at 50l. per an. salary.
Francis Barraby, York East, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Nov. 25 for 50l. per an. to Geo. Masrother for the East Riding).
Jonathan Durden, York West, at 50l. per an. salary.
William Metcalf, York West, at 50l. per an. salary.
Leonard Thompson, York North, at 50l. per an. salary.
John Dinely, York North, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Dec. 6 for 50l. per an. to William Scott for the North Riding as from 1711 Dec. 4).
Richard Shirley, Co. Essex, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 27).
Robt. Whiniat (Winiat), Co. Essex, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
Henry Cort, Co. Durham, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Dec. 26 for 50l. per an. to John Wilcocks for Co. Durham).
Nicholas Jeffery (Jefferys), Co. Gloucester, at 80l. per an. salary. (In the case of Co. Gloucester the salary warrant is dated Sept. 15 for 80l. per an. to Robert Baker as from 1710 Sept. 29.)
John Challoner, Co. Radnor, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 26).
John Birt, Co. Hereford, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant ut supra, dated Sept. 27).
Thomas Chapman, Co. Herts, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Dec. 8 for 50l. per an. to William Stone for Co. Herts).
James Draycott, Co. Herts, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, for Draycott dated Sept. 27).
Robert Montague, Co. Kent, at 60l. per an. salary.
Robert Whitmore, Co. Kent, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, for Whitmore dated Sept. 27).
William Leigh, Co. Lancaster, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant ut supra, dated Sept. 27).
Richard Carter, Co. Lancaster, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
William Draycot, Co. Leicester, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 27).
John Abney, Co. Rutland, at 50l. per an. salary.
George Percivall, Co. Lincoln, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 27).
Edward Bedford, Co. Lincoln, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant ut supra).
James Hougill, London and Middlesex, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 14).
George Brown, London and Middlesex, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
Rymard Watkins, London and Middlesex, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
Thomas Bavand, London and Middlesex, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
John Harwood, London and Middlesex, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
Francis Lowndes, London and Middlesex, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
John Twisleton, London and Middlesex, at 50l. per an. salary.
Michael Woolrich, London and Middlesex, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, but dated Sept. 29 and Oct. 11).
Barkham Edwards, London and Middlesex, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, but dated Sept. 29 and Oct. 11).
James Trenwith, Westminster, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra, dated Sept. 14).
William Haggley, Westminster, at 40l. per an. salary.
Daniel Cockerill, Co. Northampton, at 50l. per an. salary.
Obed. Smith, Co. Northampton, at 50l. per an. salary.
Francis Morphew, Co. Norfolk, at 50l. per an. salary.
Edward Piggon, Co. Norfolk, at 50l. per an. salary.
Samuel Jevon, Co. Nottingham, at 70l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 27).
Benjamin Derham, Co. Oxford, at 80l. per an. salary (warrant for his salary dated Sept. 13, but no entry of his commission).
John Waldron, Co. Oxford, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
John Langley, Co. Northumberland, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 13 and Nov. 21).
George Eastman, Co. Northumberland, at 50l. per an. salary.
Thomas Davys (Davies), Co. Salop, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 29).
George Hall, Co. Salop, at 50l. per an. salary.
Robert Baker, Co. Somerset, at 80l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 29 for 80l. per an. to Nicho. Jeffery for Co. Somerset).
Richard Hutchins, Bristol, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 15).
Launcelot Johnson, Co. Southampton, at 80l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 26).
Edward Corbett, Co. Stafford, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 29).
John Yapp, Co. Stafford, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant ut supra).
Henry Morris, Co. Suffolk, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 29).
William Palmer, Co. Suffolk, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
Richard Burchet (Birchett), Co. Surrey, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 14 and Sept. 29).
John Fisher, Co. Surrey, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant, ut supra).
Alexander Catcott, Southwark, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 29).
William Waller, Southwark, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 29).
John Cooper, Co. Sussex, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Nov. 22 to John Fulber for Co. Sussex).
John Hart, Co. Sussex, at 50l. per an. salary.
Hugh Walford, Co. Warwick, at 60l. per an. salary.
Richard Diggs, Co. Wilts, at 60l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Nov. 21 for Thomas Jenner for Co. Wilts).
Daniel Cutting, Co. Wilts, at 50l. per an. salary.
Walter Wyat, Co. Worcester, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Nov. 21 for Richard Diggs for Co. Worcester).
Jonathan Taylour, Co. Monmouth, at 50l. per an. salary (warrant for his salary, but no entry of his commission).
John Vaughan, Co. Brecon, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Oct. 11).
Edward Frowd, Co. Glamorgan, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 14).
Thomas Gwillim, Cos. Anglesea and Merioneth, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Oct. 11 for Co. Merioneth).
William Jones, Co. Carnarvon, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Oct. 29).
John Meredith, Co. Denbigh, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Oct. 11).
Edward Arthur, Co. Flint, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 27).
William Williams, Co. Cardigan, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Oct. 11).
Samuel Francis, Co. Montgomery, at 40l. per an. salary (commission dated Dec. 22; salary warrant dated Dec. 26).
Rowland Philips, Co. Carmarthen, at 40l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 27).
Francis Edwards, Co. Pembroke, at 50l. per an. salary (salary warrant dated Sept. 15).
Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 27–9, 31–4, 105–7.
Followed by: Three Treasury commissions to respectively John Stanford (dated Sept. 15), William Philips (dated Sept. 25) and William Self (dated Sept. 25) to be General Surveyors for surveying and inspecting the said Duties in England, Wales and Berwick and for examining the assessments or certificates thereof made and for certifying to the Commissioners for said Duties the neglect or failure in such rates and assessments in any Division, Hundred or place, to wit in the room respectively of John Wilcocks superseded; Walter Jones dismissed; and Joseph Hesterton dismissed. Together with dormant warrants to the Receivers General of said Duties on Houses respectively in Co. Yorks, Co. Glamorgan and Co. Kent, to pay them each 100l. per an. salary as from 1710 Sept. 29. Ibid., pp. 30, 35.
Sept. 11. William Lowndes to Baron Scrope. On the memorial of the officers of the Mint at Edinburgh for the charges of their journeys from Scotland to London and back and for their expenses in their attendance at the Trial of the Pix the Treasury Lords think fit to allow the Warden and Comptroller 15s. a day for 60 days and the other four officers 10s. a day each, which will reduce their demand of 322l. 6s. 0d. to 252l. 6s. 0d. My Lords think this expense is most proper to be defrayed out of the money arising in Scotland. Please advise the easiest and speediest way for their satisfaction "so as the said officers may not be detained here any longer on pretence of soliciting for their charges." Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 211.
Sept. 12. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letters [missing] concerning the running of goods from the Isle of Wight. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 225.
Same to Monsieur Vryberg. By order of the Treasury Lords the Auditors of Imprests have reported the state of Monsieur De Wilt's [Wildt's] account in relation to the public money which he received and paid for transporting Forces from Holland to Ireland in 1690 and 1691. I enclose a copy [missing]. My Lords desire you to be a means that the balance appearing thereby to be due to the public may be paid by the heirs of the said Monsieur de Wilt into the Exchequer and thereupon they will be ready to obtain a discharge for the said heirs by an effectual privy seal. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington 10 Sept. inst. for leave to the ship Donegall, Robert Urie master, to come up the river to discharge her lading of pitch, tar, iron and deals from Stockholm: her crew being in perfect health. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 320.
Sept. 12. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Meriton, late Receiver General of Excise, praying allowance of 161l. 6s. 6d. for fees and porterage of [Excise] money into the Exchequer from 19 Dec. 1709 to 12 June 1710. Reference Book VIII, p. 424.
William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to report on Baron Scrope's report and papers enclosed [missing] on the case of the ship Catherine of Rotterdam taken as prize by her Majesty's subjects of Scotland before the Union, which is reclaimed by Monsieur Vrybergh, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, on behalf of the subjects of those States. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 212.
Sept. 13. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money warrant dated Oct. 10 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Sept. 19.) (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon: together with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 9 hereof by Treasurer Oxford.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 340. Money Book XX, p. 398. Order Book VII, p. 474.
Same to the Postmaster General to remove the stop on the last quarter's payment to Edmund Dummer, contractor for the pacquet boats to the West Indies, and to pay him the sum of 1,052l. 1s. 1d., being the proportional deduction from the sum of 3,000l. quarter's allowance due July 25 last for the number of days during which two boats of the said service were not in service; by reason that two of his boats were taken by the enemy near the same time, one called the Pearl in the West Indies on Oct. 1 last (of which loss he had notice Jan. 13 following), the other called the King William [taken] in the Soundings Oct. 23 last (of which he had notice Nov. 24 last), and he did not provide other boats in their room till May 8 last whereby (over and above the 60 days allowed him by his contract after notice received of such loss) he was 105 days without a boat in place of the King William and 55 days without one in place of the Pearl.
Further in accordance with his petition, ut supra, p. 387, it is the Queen's pleasure that during the present war that part of his contract be dispensed with "which obliges him to sail with his pacquet boats from Plymouth and to return to Falmouth and that he be at liberty to proceed from Bideford and return to such port as he shall judge most secure and free from the course of privateers." Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 341–2.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Joseph Roberts of the office of our Serjeant Plumber in all our Palaces and Works within this part [England] of our United Kingdom loco Charles Atherton some time since deceased. Ibid., p. 342.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to Charles, Duke of Somerset, of the offices and places of Keeper and Paler of the New Park, alias the House Park, of Hampton Court and Mower of the Brakes there, and [grant] of the herbage and pannage of said park, with the wood called browsings; and of all wood and dead wood in the said park; and [grant] of all the barnes, stables, outhouses, gardens and curtilages about and belonging to the Great Lodge in said park together with the Great Lodge itself and also the two under-keepers' lodges in said park and the disposal of the places of the said underkeeper; and all the meadows, orchard, closes and pastures together with all wages, fees, profits appertaining to the said offices of Keeper and Paler: to hold for his natural life: with the fee of 12l. 13s. 4d. per an. for the office of Keeper and Paler; 20l. per an. for the office of Mower; 35l. per an. for mowing and making the hay in the meadows; 26l. per an. for the wages of two underkeepers. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 343.
Sept. 13. Royal warrant to Spencer Compton to pay to John Hill and Samuel Masham (who were Grooms of the Bedchamber to our late dearest Consort the Prince of Denmark) so much as the 400l. per an. each (ordered them by the royal sign manual of 1709 Aug. 8) comes to from the date of the last payment thereon up to the date hereof: the Queen having resolved that the said yearly sums or allowances shall henceforth cease and determine and they are hereby annulled accordingly. Ibid., p. 352.
Money warrant for 500l. to Thomas Lane for one year to 1709 June 24 on his pension. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 377. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the warrant of April 28 last for payment of the pension of 1,000l. per an. to Lieut. Gen. John Richmond, alias Webb, ut supra, p. 263. Money Book XX, p. 265.
The like of the money warrant of Aug. 5 inst. for 42l. 12s. 7d. to Joseph Roberts, ut supra, p. 401. Ibid., p. 377.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of Isaac Rider shewing that after the taking of Port Mahon (which was in January 1708–9) he was appointed to take care of the sick seamen put on shore from the Fleet and he continued in that service until 1 June 1709; that he has expended therein 2,774l., of which sum he has received 1,381l. 12s. 0d.; that he has passed his accounts ever since January 1709–10; that he continues paying interest for part of the 1,392l. 8s. 0d. remaining due: therefore prays payment thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 424.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay 252l. 6s. 0d. to the officers of the Mint, Scotland, who attended the Trial of the Pix at Westminster in August last for their expenses, detailed, in coming, staying and returning and for transporting the Pix [of the Edinburgh Mint from Edinburgh to London for said Trial]: to wit William Drummond, Warden of the Mint at Edinburgh; Walter Boswell, Counterwarden of the same; Patrick Scott, clerk to the Master of the Mint; James Penman, Assaymaster; Robert Miller, clerk of the said Mint; William Bowles "who attended with the keys which were usually kept by the General of our Mint and in the late Treasury of Scotland." Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 212.
Sept. 14. Letter of direction for 6,000l. to Francis, Visct. Ryalton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: as in part of 17,919l. 1s. 0¼d. for wages, board wages and emptions due in the Office of the Cofferer for the quarter ended at Xmas 1710 [sic ? for 1709]. Disposition Book XX, p. 222.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. The Treasury Lords desire you to transmit to them an account or estimate of the annual charge of the Office of Works and for the Gardens &c. payable by the Paymaster of the Works here and at Windsor, distinguishing therein the constant charge from the casual repairs. (Letter repeated on Sept. 15.) Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 224, 226.
The like letter to the Treasurer of the Chamber for an account of her Majesty's annual charge in your Office; that is to say a copy of all the yearly salaries, allowances and pensions payable by you which are established or settled: and also an estimate by a medium of seven years last past of the expense [arising] by bills of the Messengers [of the Chamber] by Lord Chamberlain's warrants and by all other extraordinary occasions: also an estimate of what will be due to your Office by Michaelmas next, distinguishing how much in each respective quarter. Ibid., p. 226.
The like letter to the Cofferer of the Household for an account of her Majesty's annual charge in your Office; that is to say a copy of the Establishment of the Household expense as it now stands and an estimate by a like medium of seven years of all extraordinaries and a like estimate of what will be due to your Office by Michaelmas next &c., ut supra. Ibid.
The like letter to Mr. Dummer, Deputy to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the like account of constant annual charge of the Great Wardrobe for fees, salaries, pensions and liveries, and an estimate of the yearly charge for furniture and all other emptions; and also that you send by this bearer as soon as possibly you can an account of what is due at this time in the said Office and to distinguish therein how much will clear it to Xmas last. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of David Watson, freighter of the ship William and John praying that she may be discharged quarantine. Ibid., p. 227.
Same to same enclosing the petition [missing] of Thomas Bubb, eldest son of John Bubb, late of the city of Bristol deceased. You are to have him instructed in the business of the Customs. Ibid., p. 228.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Sept. 10 for leave to the ships Legarstrom, Titiae Hanson, and Marqueritta, Hans Clopstock master, from Stockholm and now lying at Sheerness, to come up the river and unlade their iron, deals and tar without further restraint on account of quarantine: the ships' [crews] being in perfect health. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 322.
Sept. 15. Money warrant for 100l. to Alexander Choke (Chocke), chief clerk to the Commissioners for stating the debts of the late King Wm. III., for office rent and incidents, detailed, in the performance of that service between Xmas 1708 and 21 July 1710 (from which time her Majesty is to be at no further charge in relation to this affair). (Letter of direction dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 379. Order Book VII, p. 472. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the money warrant of July 15 last, supra, p. 367, for 109l. 0s. 6½d. to Sir Robert Eyre. Money Book XX, p. 321.
Treasury warrant to Spencer Compton to pay 30l. to Mr. Tanaquil Le Fevre: as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 379.
Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the letter of direction of July 28 last, supra, p. 387, for 7,556l. 15s. 8d. to Spencer Compton: to be paid by 500l. a week from Sept. 15 inst. Disposition Book XX, p. 204.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hoare and Company. The Treasury Lords direct that you remit the remainder of the 350,000l. (which you are to furnish for the service of the Forces in Flanders), in such proportions and for such uses of the said Forces as shall from time to time be signified to you from their Lordships by my letter and not otherwise. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 227.
Same to Mr. Feilding. My Lords do not take your letter of this day's date to be an answer to what they directed, and do therefore peremptorily require you to attend them here on Monday morning next, "being the next time of their sitting here." Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to inspect the account of Charles Fox, late Paymaster General of the Forces, and to certify how it stands on the said accounts in relation to the pay of the Duke of Schomberg as General of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal and [to that of] the Earl of Galway who succeeded him therein, "that is to say whether the pay of General was given to both of them for one and the same time upon the said remove." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit William Taylour to execute his office of Usher of the Custom House in all the parts of it and particularly with respect to the furnishing of stationery ware and other necessities and appointing all subordinate officers requisite for looking after the Custom House and the messengers and doorkeepers thereof in like manner, mutatis mutandis, as is and has constantly been practised by the Ushers of the Court of Exchequer and Receipt of the Exchequer and at the like salaries and allowances for keeping the house and for doorkeepers and messengers as are at this time payable for the same either on the Establishment or by way of incidents "all which you are herafter to insert for him on the [Customs] Establishment to be paid quarterly and at the present prices allowed by you for stationery ware, which you are to take care be not exceeded on any account whatsoever" without special warrant from us. The bills for the said stationery ware and other necessaries are to be examined and paid quarterly as heretofore. "And lastly we do hereby annul, determine and make void all appointments, constitutions or other authorities by you made or given to any persons to be housekeeper, doorkeepers and messengers of the Custom House which [appointments] properly and of right belong to the said [Usher's] Office": all by reason that said Taylour has petitioned shewing that he holds said office upon a surrender made by him of the office of Comptroller of Bristol port where he had been the occasion of putting the comptroll of the Customs in all the outports upon such a foot as that the revenue of the Customs cannot hereafter suffer by the failure of any collectors thereof. And further setting out the rights of his office as above and that his salary is no more than 6l. per an. with a small fee due upon affidavits on goods exported which ceaseth upon Aug. 1 next except only as to goods re-shipped, which [cessation] will render his employment as he verily believes not a third part of the value of that which he surrendered, he being the only officer of the Customs who suffers by the taking away of the Outward Duties. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 323–4.
Sept. 15. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Hornabrooke for extension of lease of [one of the] three messuages in Bradninch, Co. Devon, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, granted 1693 July 28 to George Pile at the nomination of George Rooke, of one of which messuages petitioner has an assignment. Reference Book VIII, p. 425.
Sept. 16. William Lowndes to the Bank of England. The Treasury Lords desire that 62,000l. (part of 100,000l. lately agreed to be lent by you) may be advanced on a deposit of tallies and orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710 viz. as follows:
£
to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy, and for the service of the Navy; [he] to have 22,000l. on depositing 24,000l. of the said tallies and orders 22,000
John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] for the service of the Guards and Garrisons; [he] to have 40,000l. on depositing 44,000l. in the like tallies and orders 40,000
£62,000
All the said tallies and orders are to be redeemed at the time and on the terms proposed by you according to a minute entered before my Lords the 14th inst., supra, p. 53, in the presence of the Deputy Governor and Mr. Gore, one of the Directors. Disposition Book XX, p. 222.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply the abovesaid sum of 22,000l. as follows:
£
for wages, being to pay turned over men 18,000
more for wages, being to pay tickets payable pursuant to Act of Parliament [4–5 Anne, c.6] 4,000
£22,000
Ibid.
Sept. 18. Royal letters patent constituting Sir Simon Harcourt as Attorney General loco Sir James Mountague, thereto appointed 21 Oct. 1708; whose grant thereof is hereby determined. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 345.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Farmers of Post Fines for 2,276l. for their rent of the said farm anno 1705 which [rent] has been answered direct to the Crown [in the Exchequer instead of being paid to the said Farmers] by the respective Sheriffs of the Counties.
Prefixing: certificate by Anthony Anderson, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the sums so answered direct to the Queen by said Sheriffs. This certificate is made forth at the request of the executors of Sir Robert Clayton Kt., assignee of the late Earl of Berkshire and Sir Robert Howard, Farmers of the premises, by indenture dated 1661 April 29.
Followed by: a later confirmation dated 1713–14 March 16 by Treasurer Oxford hereof. Money Book XX, pp. 410–11.
The like warrant and certificate for the 1706 year's rent of said farm. Ibid., pp. 412–14.
The like for the year's rent for 1707: together with: the like later confirmation. Ibid., pp. 414–16.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Weston, one of the Surveyors of the Duties on Houses in Co. Devon, praying to be continued in that employment for his having improved the former Duties very considerably. Reference Book VIII, p. 425.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Burton praying to be made the copying clerk loco William Alexander in case he [Alexander] shall not appear and attend his duty. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 227.
Same to Mr. Walpole. I have read to the Treasury Lords your report on the petition of Samuell Shepheard and other merchants touching the loss they sustained by an embargo which was laid on all provisions at Alicante at the time of the seige of that place. I return same. Please inform my Lords of the amount of petitioners' loss and what consideration you think reasonable to be made them for same: to be paid out of money granted by Parliament for the King of Spain. Ibid., p. 228.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petitions [missing] of Sir Ambrose Crowley and Robert Fenwick touching the ships David Emanuell and Elinora, praying their being discharged quarantine. Ibid.
Sept. 19. Same to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords for their report thereon the petition [missing] of Sir William Read praying consideration for his service and expenses in recovering the sight of at least 2,000 poor seamen for which he hath had no recompense or reward. Ibid.
Sept. 19. Same to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. The Bank of England has consented to a loan of 100,000l. for the service of the public and the Treasury Lords have desired them to advance 40,000l. thereof to you on a deposit of 44,000l. in tallies and orders upon the General Mortgage anno 1710. Please make the said deposit and apply the money as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1710.
to complete 33 days' subsistence from July 23 last to Aug. 24 last for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 23,074 6 1
for 61 days' pay from April 25 last to June 24 last for the Garrisons according to the Establishment and muster rolls; they having no subsistence 2,649 7 5
for half a year's allowance for fire and candle for the said Garrisons to the same time 1,395 18 6
in part of 28 days' subsistence to Sept. 21 inst. for the Foot Guards in London 1,139 15 7
for 14 days' subsistence from Sept. 22 inst. to Oct. 5 next for the Regiments of Lieut. Gen. Farrington and Major Gen. Livesay, they being encamped in the Isle of Wight 1,570 10 4
on account of the poundage and day's pay for 61 days' subsistence to Aug. 24 last for the outpensioners [of Chelsea Hospital] 4,472 15 0
for account of the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1710.
for 33 days' subsistence July 23 last to Aug. 24 last for several Regiments, part of this Establishment 1,963 9 0
to complete the subsistence of Major General Handasyde's Regiment from June 25 last to the same time 1,828 2 3
for 14 days' subsistence from Sept. 22 inst. to Oct. 5 next for Lord Mark Kerr's [Regiment] and seven Companies of Lieut. General Seymour's Regiment, they being encamped in the Isle of Wight 582 15 10
for account of the Invalids anno 1710.
on account of pay for 12 Companies of Invalids from Aug. 24 last 1,200 0 0
to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by Col. Vetch from Boston in New England for the uses of the war; payable at 30 days' sight to Mr. James Douglas 123 0 0
£40,000 0 0
Disposition Book XX, pp. 224–5.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Robert Watson setting forth his long service [to the Crown] as bailiff of the manor of East Greenwich without any salary and that he was the chief and almost the only person that could guide and light [enlighten] the Commissioners and Jury in the writ of enquiry for discovery of the boundaries, rights, royalties, dependencies and encroachments of the said manor so as to make it useful to the Crown; therefore praying a grant of some low sheds upon her Majesty's waste under the park wall [of Greenwich] consisting of a ground floor 150 feet by 30 feet. Reference Book VIII, p. 425.
Sept. 20. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lewis Gillart, late one of the riding officers in Sussex, concerning his being reduced to a pension of 20l. a year. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 230.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Sept. 17 for permission to the ships Britannia and Rose at Newcastle with iron and flax and sturgeon from Konigsberg to unlade their goods except the flax: on the petition of Henry Norriss, merchant: they having performed quarantine and their crews being in perfect health.
Memorandum, by another Order [in Council] of the 26 Sept. and Treasury warrant of 27 Sept. thereon leave was given to unlade the flax. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 321.