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Warrant Book: November 1710, 1-10

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

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November 1710

Nov. 1. Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the money warrant of July 15 last, supra, p. 367, for 46l. 16s. 8½d. to the Earl of Sunderland. Money Book XX, p. 322.
Same of the money warrant of Aug. 5 last for 75l. to the Mayor of Macclesfield, ut supra, p. 400. Ibid., p. 353.
Same of the money order of July 26 last, supra, pp. 371 and 473, for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for the Privy Purse. Order Book VII, p. 446.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. By letters of the 24th, 27th and 28th ult. Lord Dartmouth has sent to the Treasury Lords the enclosed extracts [missing] of several letters to him from Mr. [John] Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary at Turin, and Mr. [William] Chetwynd, Resident at Genoa, all complaining of the great difficulties they are under by the non-payment of their bills of exchange. Please prepare an answer thereto such as may give them the best assurance possible that my Lords have those difficulties at heart and will endeavour to the utmost of their power to remedy same as speedily as may be. Please attend my Lords with this answer next Friday forenoon. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 250.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petitions of Sir Ambrose Crowley and Alexander Mitchell for release of ships as therein from quarantine. Ibid.
Nov. 1,
23.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Benjamin Colbert as a landwaiter in Hull port loco Ch. Saunders deceased.
John Allen as a tidesman in the superior list, London port, loco Charles Mustoe deceased.
James Turner as a tidesman at Poole loco Thomas Swain dismissed.
William Spotswood as a weigher in Newcastle port loco Cuthbert Cornforth deceased.
John Clark as waterman at Greenwich loco John Jones dismissed.
John Waytes (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, and for a long time afflicted with ague) and Jeremiah Riley (an established watchman there) to exchange places: prefixing said Commissioners' report that there has been no pecuniary consideration for the change.
Robert Sutton as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid. loco Richard Monck deceased.
Philip Williams as tidesman at Bristol loco Peter Cowley deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 337, 327, 332, 333.
Nov. 1. Treasury commission to Thomas Jenner as a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Hugh Walford dismissed. (Warrant dormant dated Nov. 1 to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Warwick to pay him 60l. per an. salary.)
A like warrant dated Nov. 21 to the Receiver General for Co. Wilts to pay Thomas Jenner 60l. per an. salary, loco Richard Diggs removed. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 29, 35, 61.
Nov. 1. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to remit to the Treasurer of the Ordnance, England, the two first sums of 2,798l. 16s. 8½d. now due and to keep up the subsequent bi-monthly payments to meet the 33,585l. 18s. 6d. for small arms &c. for the new arsenal at Dublin: as by the royal warrant of Aug. 30 last [supra, p. 430]: no part of the said money having yet been paid, so that the gunsmiths are not able to proceed in the making the said arms. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 212.
Nov. 2. Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of 3,500l. per an. to Thomas, Duke of Leeds: out of the revenue of the Post Office, as from 1712 June 24, at which time the like grant made to him by Wm. and Mary will expire: the present grant to be for 61 years terminable on the lives of the Queen and of said Duke. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 362–3.
Royal sign manual for 260l. to Dr. John Robinson, Dr. in Divinity, "and named by us to be Bishop of Bristol": as in full satisfaction of sundry sums by him expended upon several extraordinary occasions for our service between 1707 April 2 and Oct. 2 as the Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden. (Money warrant dated Nov. 8 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 365. Order Book VIII, p. 493. Disposition Book XXI, p. 8.
[?] Same for 340l. to the abovesaid Robinson in satisfaction of expenses as follows:
£ s. d.
for the charges of his journey to Holland whither he was sent by us with an intention of his going abroad again in our service 267 7 0
for the Duties which he paid at the Custom House, London, for his plate which he brought over with him (being foreign wrought) on his return from Sweden 72 15 0
[sic] £340 0 0
(Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.) (Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 366. Order Book VII, p. 494. Disposition Book XXI, p. 8.
Nov. 2. Same for 217l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies; whereof 200l. is to be paid over by him as a present from her Majesty to Monsieur Kirchner, Resident from the King of Poland [Karl Christian Kirchner, Resident from Frederick Augustus, Elector of Saxony, as King of Poland]; and the remaining 17l. is for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Nov. 8 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 14 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 365. Order Book VII, p. 496. Disposition Book XXI, p. 8.
Nov. 2. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for an account of the debt to the several heads of expense of the Navy and Victualling as at 1701–2 March 8 and as at 1710 Sept. 29: as also an account of what was voted yearly for Wear and Tear and Wages severally since her Majesty's accession and what has been actually received by the Navy Treasurer on those heads and how much the same has proved deficient of the sums intended for them by Parliament; and what the debts on each head would have been if the whole money voted had been received by the Navy Treasurer: together with a statement of the reasons of the increase of the Navy debt. "My Lords would also have you lay before them an estimate of the Ordinary of the Navy for the next ensuing year." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 251.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners for like accounts concerning the debt to the Victualling. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Russell, merchant, shewing that by a late Act [8 Anne, c. 12] 18 pence per pound is charged on all pepper and that he is possessed of a considerable quantity of Long pepper for which the Custom was paid seven years since; notwithstanding which an officer hath seized the same: that petitioner is advised that the pepper intended to be charged by that Act is such as is used for spice and the pepper seized is only made use of by farriers et al. as a drug and if the Duty be insisted on it will totally prohibit the importation. Reference Book VIII, p. 428.
Nov. 3. Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Richard, Earl Rivers: without account: for the charges and expenses of his journey to and from the Court of Hanover and during his stay there, whither he was lately sent by us on a particular occasion ("this sum being to satisfy a bill drawn by the said Earl for so much taken up by him of John Drummond and Company of Amsterdam for the said purpose.") (Money warrant dated Nov. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon for 1,038l. whereof 38l. is for Exchequer fees hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 364. Order Book VII, p. 489. Disposition Book XXI, p. 8.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Humphrys for the charge of his passage to Philadelphia whither he is going schoolmaster. Money Book XX, p. 419. Order Book VII, p. 487. Disposition Book XXI, p. 15.
Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the money warrant of 1708–9 Jan. 29 for 30,000l. to the Earl of Montagu for the Great Wardrobe, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 69. Order Book VII, p. 219.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Have you received any charge against Stephen Scot, Surveyor of the Navigation Act? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 251.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to remit 18,969l. 3s. 4d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for so much paid by him in England to the Regiment of Dragoons of Pierce and the Foot Regiments of Mountjoy and Gorges during the respective times they were borne on the Irish Establishment: in accordance with the royal warrants of May 3 last [supra, p. 271] on which no payments have hitherto been made: and many services here in England being exceedingly pressed for want thereof. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 211.
Nov. 4. Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay 1,000l. a year salary to George Granville as Secretary at War: as from Sept. 28 last: out of moneys arising by the pay deduction of 12d. in the pound: all as granted to the two late Secretaries at War in consideration of the increase of the business of their Office by the length of the war. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 399.
Same to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to pay [out of the deduction of 12d. per pound on Army pay] 1,000l. per an. to George Granville for his salary and entertainment as Secretary at War and 455l. for the maintenance of his under officers and clerks for his said Office: as from Sept. 28 last. Ibid., p. 400.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Lionel Herne and Samuell Edwards as imprest towards paying or reimbursing to the Tellers of the Receipt so much as they have or shall from time to time allow for interest at the rate of 2 pence per cent. [per 100l.] per diem "to payers or lenders at the Receipt of the Exchequer" of Exchequer Bills issued by virtue of the Act [7 Anne, c. 30] for Enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England. Money Book XX, p. 419. Order Book VII, p. 488.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords are informed that it will at this time be of some advantage to the Course of the Navy to apply thereto the 20,000l. tallies and orders on the twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 now in your hands. The said tallies and orders were some time since directed to have money raised on them if and when at par and they being now in so near a course of payment that the issuing them to the creditors can be of no prejudice to the public credit, my Lords therefore agree to the assigning of same to [creditors for account of] the Course of the Navy accordingly, "making interest to commence thereupon from this day." Disposition Book XXI, p. 4.
Same to Messrs. Hoare and Company to give bills for 50,000l. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad (who by a memorial of this day has desired a further supply for subsistence of the Forces in Flanders), to wit 40,000l. on Amsterdam and 10,000l. on Antwerp upon the foot [or exchange rates] of your respective contracts for those places. Please send an account to the Treasury Lords how much of the 350,000l. which you agreed to remit has been supplied including this 50,000l. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. Was one Daniell Cutting formerly a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and if so how did he behave himself therein ? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 251.
Nov. 4. Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Francis Brydges Comptroller of Customs at Newcastle on Tyne port on the surrender of Richard Molesworth. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 331.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets, praying allowance of 119l. 4s. 8d. expended by him in that service in the year 1708 Sept. 29 to 1709 Sept. 29. Reference Book VIII, p. 428.
Treasury approval of Lancelot Burton as first clerk to Russell Robartes, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: presentation by said Robartes of said Burton and relative extract from the Act of 8 and 9 Wm. III., c. 28, for observing the ancient Course of the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 172.
Nov. 5. William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to hasten their report concerning salt brought in the pacquet boats from Lisbon, ut supra, p. 476. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 258.
Nov. 6. Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the dormant warrant of 1707 Dec. 3 for 500l. per an. to Richard Topham as Keeper of the Records, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 508. Money Book XIX, p. 132.
William Lowndes to the executrix of Sir Thomas Littleton, late Treasurer of the Navy. The Navy Commissioners have represented to the Treasury Lords that 2,905l. remains in your hands applicable to the use of the Navy (to wit 715l. arisen by the sale of old stores and 2,190l. by the sale of tallies and orders for reversionary annuities) and have desired that same may be applied towards answering salaries to the officers on the head of Navy Ordinary due at Michaelmas last. The Treasury Lords desire to know if you [have any] objection to the said desire. Disposition Book XXI, p. 6.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Navy Commissioners desire that the 3,141l. remaining in your hands arisen from the sale of old stores may be applied towards answering salaries of officers on the head of Ordinary and due at Sept. 29 last. Have you any objection thereto ? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 250.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the letter from Mr. Leffever, the Queen's Secretary at Lisbon [Thomas Lefebre, Secretary to the Embassy at Lisbon], relating to the matter, supra, p. 490, of the Lisbon pacquet boats carrying merchandise. Ibid., p. 252.
Same to same to report on the petition of John Reup, merchant, on behalf of himself and others concerned in the ships Red Apple, Dyers Horse, Young Tobias, Golden Ashfat, Ashfat, Golden Lyoness and Hope, praying their release from further restraint on account of quarantine. Ibid.
The like of the petition of the owners of the Mary, James Burnie master. Ibid., p. 253.
[? Nov. 7.] Establishment under the royal sign manual for the General and Staff Officers going on the service abroad: it being thought fit to determine the Establishment of the General and Staff Officers for our Forces intended to be employed in the Expedition under Visct. Shannon save and except only as to the following Officers "whom we do think necessary to attend the said Forces now embarked for our service abroad": and is to commence as from Nov. 7 inst. from which time the said former Establishment is to cease." This present Establishment is to continue until our said Forces shall arrive in Spain and join the Army there: viz.
Per day.
£ s. d.
Major General 2 0 0
one Aide de Camp 0 10 0
Brigadier 1 10 0
Major of Brigade 0 10 0
Judge Advocate (who is also to be Commissary of the Muster as occasion shall be) 0 10 0
£5 0 0
Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 370.
Nov. 8. Dormant money warrant for 1,000l. per an. pension to Sir James Mountague as by his patent of Oct. 6 last as from Sept. 29 last.
Followed by: a later confirmation dated 1711 June 14 by Treasurer Oxford hereof. Money Book XX, p. 420.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. For what cause is Mrs. Elinor James turned out of her employ as printer to the Custom House for Bonds and Abstracts ? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 250.
Same to same for an account of the method by which the officer concerned does compute the Duties on Unrated East India Goods "and that he gives one instance thereof where the price of a parcel of muslins by the candle doth amount to 100l. gross." Ibid., p. 252.
Treasury warrants to same to observe Orders in Council of the 2nd inst. to discharge the following ships from quarantine: viz.
Patience, Nic. Dow master: with linen et al.
Fortune and Merchants' Goodwill: from Sweden: on the petition of Thomas Coutts.
Freind's Adventure, Ralph Hall master; Adventure, William Robinson master; Providence, William Wickerman master: on the petition of Richard Thomlinson and David Watson.
Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 328.
Treasury reference to the Clerk of the Pipe of the petition of Nath. Booth shewing that on a former application for his salary the then Treasury Lords granted him a warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe [for same] to be paid out of the debts of any Sheriffs and the words "or other accomptants" were by mistake left out: therefore praying that the said words may be inserted in a new warrant. Reference Book VIII, p. 429.
Nov. 9. Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a discharge to Henry De Grey, Duke of Kent, as late Lord Chamberlain of the Household, for 1,053 ounces of white plate (which at 6s. 8d. the ounce comes to 351l.) delivered to him out of the Jewel Office by indenture dated 1704 May 3, no part whereof has been returned to the said Office. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 366–8.
Aug. 17. Same to the Treasury Lords for payment of 1,600l. per an. salary to Robert Harley as Chancellor of the Exchequer as formerly paid to John Smith and Robert Boyle, his predecessors in said office: to commence as from Aug. 10 last, being the date of his patent of appointment to said office [see infra, p. 511]. Ibid., pp. 368–9.
Nov. 9. Confirmation of the money warrants of Aug. 5 last supra, p. 399, for 287l. 10s. 0d. and 97l. 2s. 4d. to William Popple. Money Book XX, pp. 350, 351.
The like of the same of same date supra, p. 400, for 49l. 1s. 4d. to Michael Studholme. Ibid., p. 354.
Letter of direction for 5,000l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: to be as in further part of 13,239l. to clear the debt incurred in the Great Wardrobe in her Majesty's reign to 1709 Xmas. Disposition Book XXI, p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the report of James Brydges touching the allowance of 1,311l. 14s. 6d. in the accounts of John Mead, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Spain, "which he paid for moneys by him taken up at Barcelona for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia in the year 1707 to the amount of 32,793l. 18s. 0d." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 253.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of the owners of the ships Patience, Endeavour, Speedwell and Prosperity, for their release from quarantine. Ibid.
The like of the petition of John Skinner and William Bowden for the like release for the ships "therein mentioned" [not named]. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Galway. The Treasury Lords have desired of Mr. Brydges an account of the money saved by non-effective men in the Troops in her Majesty's pay in Portugal. He has acquainted my Lords that he is not able to give them any account thereof in regard the muster rolls for those Troops have always been returned to him complete. Please cause such an account to be made and sent to my Lords of what the pay of the non-effectives of the Troops lately under your command in Spain and Portugal amounted to during your command, and the uses to which the money [saved thereby] has been disposed and how much if any thereof now remains unapplyed. Ibid., p. 254.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the estimate and explanation of some new works to be performed by Henry Wise in the two parks at Hampton Court to an amount of 806l. 13s. 4d. Ibid., p. 255.
Nov. 9
et postea.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petitions of the Receivers General of Taxes for the counties and places respectively as follows, praying to be made also Receivers General of the Duties on Houses for their respective counties or places: in every case the petition details the securities proposed.
Followed by: (1) in each case by the report of said Agents as to the sufficiency of the security offered by the said respective Receivers General and by Treasury warrants in each case to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the said security.
(2) Treasury Commissions to the respective Receivers General accordingly to be also Receivers General for House Duties.
Thomas Austin for Co. Southampton: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 9,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Samuel Burridge for Co. Devon: reference dated Nov. 9.
Francis Wyvill for Co. York, Durham and Northumberland and towns of Newcastle, Hull and Berwick: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 20,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Richard Whittingham for part of Co. Lincoln: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 5,000l. dated Dec. 19: commission dated Dec. 20.
John Thornton for Co. Lancaster: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
John Bray for Co. Notts: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 5,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Robert Peters for Co. Herts and borough of St. Albans: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 5,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
John Eyles for Co. Wilts and city of New Sarum: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 8,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Clement Breton for Co. Rutland: petition dated Nov. 9.
Bernard Hutchins for Co. Somerset and city of Bristol: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 11,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Joseph Quash for part of Co. Devon: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 5,000l. dated 1710–11 Jan. 24: commission dated Jan. 24.
John Rogers for part of Co. Bucks: reference dated Nov. 9.
Leonard Child and John Nuthall for Co. Surrey: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 9,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission date Dec. 1.
Samuel Bradshaw for Co. Derby: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 5,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
George Hosier for Co. Salop and town of Ludlow: reference dated Nov. 9.
William Jeay and William Dowse for Co. Huntingdon: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 3,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Henry Nash for Co. Suffolk: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 9,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Samuel Baylie for Co. Stafford: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 4,000l. dated 1710–11 Jan. 5: commission dated Jan. 5.
Robert Brown for part of Co. Norfolk: reference dated Nov. 9: report and securities warrant in 8,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Edward Conway for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 9,000l. dated Dec. 14: commission dated Dec. 14.
Benjamin Derbie for Co. Dorset and town and county of Poole: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 4,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Vaughan Bonner for [part of] Co. Lincoln: reference dated Nov. 10.
Thomas Brougham for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 4,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
William Claridge for Co. Warwick: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 14: commission dated Dec. 14.
Peter Gott junr. for part of Sussex: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
John Turner for Co. Essex: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 8,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Jervaise Bradgate for Co. Leicester: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission date Dec. 1.
William Pacey for part of Norfolk: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 8,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Sir William Fazakerly for Middlesex, London and Westminster: reference dated Nov. 10: report and securities warrant in 28,000l. dated 1710–11 Feb. 9: commission dated Feb. 9.
Ambrose Reddall for Co. Beds.: reference dated Nov. 13: report and securities warrant in 4,500l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
William Faussett for Co. Kent: reference dated Nov. 13: report and securities warrant in 15,000l. dated 1710–11 Feb. 9: commission dated 1710–11 Feb. 9.
Thomas Richer (Richers) for the County and University of Cambridge: reference dated Nov. 15: report and securities warrant in 5,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Lawrence Ambrose for Co. Berks: reference dated Nov. 15: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Alexander Horton for Co. Bucks: reference dated Nov. 22: report and securities warrant in 5,000l. dated Dec. 1: commission dated Dec. 1.
Archibald Douglas for Scotland: reference dated Nov. 24: report and securities warrant in 19,500l. dated Dec. 12: commission dated Dec. 12.
Samuel Clark for Co. Hereford: reference dated Nov. 28: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 12: commission dated Dec. 12.
John Prinn for Co. Gloucester: reference dated Dec. 6.
Francis Mannaton for Co. Cornwall: reference dated Dec. 6: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 19: commission dated Dec. 20.
Robert Longdon for Co. Worcester: reference dated 1710 June 16 [sic ? for Dec. 6]: report and securities warrant in 7,000l. dated Dec. 14: commission dated Dec. 14.
William Dee for Co. Sussex: reference dated Dec. 19.
George Howell for Cos. Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and town of Haverford West: reference dated Dec. 27.
Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 40–6, 48–52, 55–9.
Nov. 10. Money warrant for 40,000l. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to complete the 100,000l. as by the privy seal of 1707 Aug. 30 supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 412: to be as imprest for the service of the said Wardrobe. Money Book XX, p. 422. Order Book VII, p. 490.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham, Supervisor of the digesting &c. of the Records in Caesar's Chapel in the Tower; and is for last Sept. 29 quarter for three clerks for the said work. (The money order hereon is dated Oct. 9. [This is probably incorrect as the money order is a subsequent step to the money warrant.])
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk for the digesting the said records. Money Book XX, p. 422. Order Book VII, pp. 435, 436. Disposition Book XXI, p. 25.
Money order for 106,501l. 13s. 5d. to the Bank of England for one year from 1710 Sept. 29 on 1,775,027l. 17s. 10 ½d. owing to them for the purposes as in the Act of 7 Anne, c. 30, for enlarging the Capital Stock of the said Bank: to be satisfied by weekly or other payments out of the receipts of House Duties. Order Book VII, p. 495.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. The Bank of England agreed on the 8th inst. to advance to you 14,166l. 13s. 10d. on the terms of being repaid in two months at 6 per cent. interest and on your depositing as security 16,000l. of tallies and orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710. The Treasury Lords desire you to make the said deposit accordingly and to apply the said sum as follows:
£ s. d.
for account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1710.
for 78 days' subsistence for the Regiments of Farrington, Livesay, Breton and Molesworth from Oct. 6 last to Dec. 22 next 9,594 14 10
for 110 days' pay for Brigadier Breton and the Staff Officers appointed to attend the Forces now on board the Fleet from July 14 last to Oct. 31 495 0 0
for 52 days' pay for the said Officers from Nov. 1 inst. to Dec. 22 next 234 0 0
for account of the 5,000 Marines anno 1710.
for 78 days' subsistence as above for Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment and seven Companies of Lieut. Gen. Seymour's Regiment 3,842 19 0
£14,166 13 10
(Entry struck through.) Disposition Book XX, p. 233.
Nov. 10. Letter of direction for 6,944l. 18s. 7d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter for her Majesty's annual bounties payable by his hands. Ibid. XXI, p. 5.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hoar and Company. The Treasury Lords desire you to give to Mr. Brydges your bills on Amsterdam by this night's post for 15,770l. 18s. 7d. sterling to answer an advance for forage to the Troops in Flanders in the ensuing winter quarters: the same to be accounted as part of the 350,000l. which you contracted to remit for service of the Forces there. Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Marlborough. I had the honour of your Grace's letter of the 10th inst., new style, concerning the forage for the Troops in the ensuing winter quarters and took the first opportunity I could to lay it before the Treasury Lords and they have ordered bills for 15,770l. 18s. 7d. as above for the advance of 162,445 guilders 12 ½ stivers at the rate of 10 guilders 6 stivers to a pound sterling, which you inform my Lords is to be advanced to the contractors on their signing the contracts "and is according to a computation made thereof by Mr. Brydges from the papers sent hither, by Mr. Cardonel on that subject." Ibid.
Letter of direction for 3,239l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: to complete 13,239l. to clear the debt on the Great Wardrobe incurred in her Majesty's reign to 1709 Xmas. Ibid., p. 6.