Warrant Book: January 1711, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25, 1711. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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January 1711

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
Jan. 1.
Money order for 400l. to Robert Harley for 1710 Xmas quarter as Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer on his 1,600l. per an. in lieu of perquisites and profits formerly taken and enjoyed by the Chancellors of the Exchequer "and is the same allowance which the two late Chancellors and Under Treasurers had upon the like occasion." Order Book VIII, p. 11.
Same for 5l. to Edward Milward for same quarter on his allowance as Porter attending at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid., p. 12.
Same for 10l. to Peter Le Neve, senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer Court, for same quarter on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Ibid., p. 13.
Same for 75l. to the executors of John Cooke, late Clerk of the Pipe, for 1¼ years to 1710 Lady day on his allowance of 60l. per an. for drawing down and charging Recusants' convictions. (This money order covers part of the money warrant of 1710 Aug. 5, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, pp. 398–9.) Ibid., p. 18.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Victualling to send to the Treasury an account of their contracts with brewers for the year 1709 in like manner as you have done for the year 1710. At the same time please send the names of your coopers at the several ports. Disposition Book XXI, p. 27. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 284.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to show all due respect in examining and passing the goods of Count Bothmar, who is arrived from Holland, being sent by the Elector of Hanover to reside as his Envoy here. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 277.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing a copy of the Representation of Mr. Chainy and Mr. Draper, Surveyors of the Brewery in London. Ibid., p. 284.
Same to Auditor Manwayring enclosing the book of accounts [missing] of the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners from Midsummer 1708 to Midsummer 1709. Please prepare a state of their said account and present same to my Lords. (The like letter to Auditor Harley for the said Commissioners' account for the succeeding year to 1710 June 24.) Ibid., p. 292.
Jan. 3. Money warrant for 154l. 3s. 0d. to Thomas Lowther for so much expended by [him by] direction for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 470. Order Book VIII, p. 20. Disposition Book XXI, p. 33.
Same for 231l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Chaplin, Master and Keeper of the Tennis Courts near the Cockpit in Whitehall, and of the Tennis Court and Tennis Plays at Hampton Court and elsewhere within England: 21l. 6s. 8d. thereof for 640 days on his fee of 8d. a day from 1708 Lady day to 1709 Xmas, and the remaining 210l. for 1¾ years due at the same time on his fee of 120l. per an.: he having been appointed to said office by patent dated 1708 June 10 in place of Horatio Moor, deceased. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 470. Disposition Book XXI, p. 30.
J. Taylour to the Customs Commissioners to seal the Earl of Peterborough's goods at his house in order to their transport to Holland. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 284.
Jan. 4. Money order for 75l. to William Weket for 1710 Xmas quarter on his allowance for attendance in the Treasury Office and for firing, candles, mops &c. for the service of said Office.
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for his extraordinary pains in carrying letters upon several occasions for her Majesty's service. Order Book VIII, p. 15.
J. Taylour to the Navy Commissioners to report what may be fitting to be done in relation to the Treasurer of the Navy's Office during the vacancy thereof and what rules or orders may be proper to be made by the Treasury Lords upon making a new Treasurer of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 285.
Jan. 5. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Christopher Tilson 75l. for 1710 June 24 to Xmas for making a particular account of the Customs. Money Book XX, p. 471.
Money warrant for 910l. to Charles, Earl of Peterborough, for a quarter's ordinary in advance: he being appointed to go to the Court of Vienna. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 471. Order Book VIII, p. 16. Disposition Book XXI, p. 33.
Treasury allowance of the Salt Office salary bill for the quarters ended 1710 Sept. 29 (total 1,141l. 19s. 8½d.) and 1710 Dec. 25 (total 1,142l. 10s. 0d.). Money Book XX, p. 306.
Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett for half a year to Xmas 1710 on his allowance in lieu of all termly and other fees and allowances and for clerkship, coach hire and incidents: he being employed in soliciting and taking care of divers lawsuits and other prosecutions for her Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 472. Order Book VIII, p. 17. Disposition Book XXI, p. 33.
Same for 137l. to Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court: for levying 9,960 tallies without fees between Easter 1710 and Michaelmas 1710, being 6,421 tallies of loan on several fonds and 4,539 tallies on the 9 [sic ? for 7] per cent. Annuities and for joining and delivering the foils thereof back to the Tally Court when in course of payment. Money Book XX, p. 472. Order Book VII, p. 510.
Jan. 5. Money warrant for 135l. to the officers, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year to 1710 Lady day on their respective fees, detailed, viz. 5l. to the Chief Ranger; 10l. to the Woodward and Keeper of the Woods within the Walk of Chappell Henalt; 10l. to the Underkeeper of Waltham Stow Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of Leighton, Walwood and Homefrith Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of Woodford Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of Loughton Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of New Lodge Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of Lambourne Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of Chinckford Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of Epping Walk; 10l. to the Underkeeper of East Henalt; 10l. to the Underkeeper of West Henalt; and 20l. to the four Under Rangers of said Forest to be equally distributed amongst them.
Money Book XX, p. 473. Order Book VII, p. 23. Disposition Book XXI, p. 38.
Same for 54l. 16s. 0d. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker, Richard Shoreditch) for incidents for half a year to 1710 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.)
150l. to same for salary for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter. Money Book XX, p. 475. Order Book VIII, p. 17.
Allowance by the Treasury Lords of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars' Office for one year to 1710 June 24: total 402l. 12s. 8d. Money Book XXI, p. 21.
Letter of direction for 126,736l. 5s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1711, viz. 100,000l. of such loans to be made in the name of the said Brydges (the orders for which are to bear interest from the date of the tallies), and 26,736l. 5s. 0d. of such loans to be made by Sir Theodore Janssen: and is to be for the services under the pay of said Brydges anno 1711.
Likewise 50,000l. to same: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the said Land Tax: and is to be paid over to the remitters of exchange for Flanders for the value of their bills given for the service of the Forces there, and to be accounted as part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 28.
William Lowndes to said Brydges to assign the abovesaid orders for 100,000l. [sic ? 50,000l.] (with interest thereon from the dates of the tallies) to the remitters of exchange in Flanders as above. Ibid., p. 29.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Customs for 1710 Xmas quarter, being 9,756l. 1s. 3d. for the outports and 7,317l. 1s. 6d. For London port: the first to be paid by the Collectors of the Outports, the second by the Customs Cashier. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 335–6.
Jan. 5. Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1709–10 Jan. 5 [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] for furniture for Portsmouth Chapel to an estimate of 113l. (to wit Bibles &c. and altar furniture as follows):
1 large Bible; 2 large Common Prayer Books; 2 cushions for the Reading Desk; a cushion and cloth for the Pulpit; a carpet for the Altar, all of crimson damask with silk fringe; 2 linen cloths for the Altar and 2 surplices of fine Holland.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 30.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to direct payment of the Civil Establishment, detailed, of North Britain for 1710 Xmas quarter: total 4,923l. 4s. 3½d.
Prefixing: said list of the sums due upon the Establishment for Civil Affairs in Scotland from 29 Sept. to 25 Dec. 1710, made up by the Barons of the Exchequer at Edinburgh 28 Dec. 1710:
£ s. d.
to Archibald Douglas, Receiver General of Land Rents and Casualties and Paymaster of salaries and allowances to servants and others in the Establishments in Scotland: for himself and deputy 112 10 0
Lords of Session:
Sir Hugh Dalrymple, Lord President of Session 200 0 0
Sir John Lauder, of Fountain Hall 75 0 0
Sir Robert Dundas, of Arnistoun 75 0 0
Sir John Maxwell, of Pollock 75 0 0
Sir William Anstruther, of that ilk 75 0 0
Alexander, Lord Polwarth 75 0 0
Sir Gilbert Elliot, of Minto 75 0 0
Adam Cockburn, of Ormistown 75 0 0
Sir Alexander Oglevie, of Forglen 75 0 0
James Erskine, of Grange 75 0 0
John Murray, of Bowhill 75 0 0
Sir Francis Grant, of Collin 75 0 0
Dougall Stewart, of Blairhall 75 0 0
Sir James McKenzie, of Roystown 75 0 0
David Erskine, from 30 Aug. 1710, the date of his commission, to 25 Dec. 1710 99 13
James Erskine, of Grange, Lord Justice Clerk 100 0 0
Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Advocate 250 0 0
David, Earl of Glasgow, Lord Register 111 4 2
Sir Alexander Erskine, Lord Lyon 75 0 0
Henry Frarer [Frazer] 6 5 0
James Bar 6 5 0
Walter Melvill 6 5 0
James Fairbairn 6 5 0
James Steill 6 5 0
Alexander Drummond 6 5 0
Pursuivants :
William Home 4 3 4
James Guthrie 4 3 4
Robert Broun 4 3 4
Charles Erskine 4 3 4
John Erskine 4 3 4
Alexander Martine, from 16 May 1710, the date of his commission, to 25 Dec. 1710 10 2 3
John Yeatts 4 3 4
Francis Marine [the] Elder 4 3 4
James Yeatts 4 3 4
Daniel Thomson 4 3 4
Francis Marine [the] Younger 4 3 4
Gilbert Yeatts 4 3 4
John Veitch, Presenter of Signatures 13 3 10½
Lord Charles Kerr, Director of the Chancellary 6 5 0
Macers of Session:
John Adam 2 10 0
Charles Maitland 2 10 0
Andrew Graham 2 10 0
Patrick Grant 2 10 0
James Montgomerie, of Langshaw, clerk to the Justice Court 25 0 0
Macers of Justiciary:
James Guthrie 2 10 0
John Masson 2 10 0
James Forrest 2 10 0
Patrick Hepburn, her Majesty's Apothecary 10 0 0
James Nasmith, Under Falconer 12 10 0
John Johnstown and William Smith, Keepers of the Justice Court 2 1 8
John Park, Dempster of the Justice Court _
the assignees of Cockburn of Langtown, Heretable Usher 62 10 0
John Dalrymple, Clerk of her Majesty's Process before the Session 10 0 0
William Alves, Writer of Hornings 12 10 0
John Mitchelson, Keeper of the Register of Hornings 5 0 0
Lord Bellenden, Heretable Usher of the Exchequer 2 17 6
Macers of Exchequer:
Robert Ballantyne 12 10 0
John Hog 12 10 0
David Graham 12 10 0
Sir James Stewart, Solicitor 50 0 0
Mr. Thomas Kennedy, Solicitor 50 0 0
William Mitchell, one of her Majesty's Chaplains 12 10 0
John Law, almoner, for salary and alms on her Majesty's birthday 37 10 0
John Porterfeild, Underkeeper of the Palace of Holyrood House 12 10 0
John Hamilton, Porter thereof 9 8 10½
Agnes Campbell, her Majesty's printer 12 10 0
the Countess of Sutherland, 60l. per an. for interest of 1,000l. due to her by the Crown for some tenements in Holyrood House 15 0 0
the Earl of Kintore and his son, Knights Marshal 100 0 0
Alexander Kirkwood, Clerk to the Borough Roll 7 0 0
Andrew Anderson, Enroller of the Property Roll 8 15 0
Dr. Thomas Dalrymple, her Majesty's First Physician 25 0 0
Sir Edward Eizat, the other Physician 12 10 0
John Auchmouty, Master of the Wardrobe 13 17 10
James Baird, Clerk thereof 7 10 0
Alexander Lessley, First Underkeeper thereof 10 0 0
Robert Morison, Second Underkeeper thereof 5 0 0
George Ogilvie, her Majesty's Limner 25 0 0
Masters of Work:
John Campbell 50 0 0
John Urquhart, of Meldrum 50 0 0
Walter Murray, Clerk of the Stores under the Masters of Work 7 10 0
Alexander Findlason, Underclerk of her Majesty's Process 2 10 0
James Reid, Extractor of her Majesty's Process 2 10 0
James Sutherland, Keeper of the Physic Garden 12 10 0
the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer 250 0 0
the person deputed by him to keep the Exchequer Seal 25 0 0
Barons of the Exchequer:
John Scrope 125 0 0
Alexander Maitland 125 0 0
John Clerk 125 0 0
George Dalrymple 125 0 0
Queen's Remembrancers:
John Tarver 25 0 0
William Stewart 25 0 0
William Bowles, Solicitor to the Court of Exchequer 20 0 0
to be paid in his hands for defraying the charge of prosecutions and such petty expenses as the Barons of the said Exchequer shall think necessary to direct 62 10 0
William Montgomery, Marshal of the Court of Exchequer 20 0 0
James Stephens, Depute Usher of Exchequer 50 0 0
William Doul, Messenger of Exchequer 1 13 4
the Doorkeepers of Exchequer 7 10 0
John Beaumont 12 10 0
Richard Woods _
John Philips 37 10 0
Robert Arbuthnot 37 10 0
William Allanson, Treasurer's Remembrancer 50 0 0
Clerks of Pipe:
John Tyas 25 0 0
Coline McKenzie 25 0 0
John Hall, Examiner in the Court of Exchequer 12 10 0
her Majesty's charities and bounties to such indigent and necessitous persons as shall be approved by the Barons of the Exchequer 500 0 0
John Dundas, Procurator for the Church; for defraying the charges of the Church affairs in Scotland and the salaries of their officers 125 0 0
Sir James Stewart, late Advocate General, of pension 175 0 0
Master William Carmichaell, late Solicitor General, of pension 75 0 0
Sir William Sharp and Dame Margaret, his lady, of pension 75 0 0
total of this quarterly certificate conform to her Majesty's Establishments £4,923 4
"In the aforegoing list the salary due to the Lord Justice General is not stated in regard it doth not appear to us on what day the Earl of Cromartie's dismission is dated, nor in what manner the said office is conferred on the Earl of Ilay" (signed by three Barons of the Exchequer Court, Scotland).
Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 216–20.
Jan. 6. William Lowndes to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. There remains in your hands the sum of 53,347l. 5s. 0d. of the following funds anno 1710:
£ s. d.
in tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1710 bearing date 10 May 1710 3,216 17 5
in tallies and orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710 bearing date the 19th April 1710 25,852 19
in tallies and orders on the Duties on Candles anno 1710 bearing date 31 August 1710 23,609 2 11¼
in money, being the residue of 50,000l. advanced to you by the Bank and which by Treasury letter of Nov. 27 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 518, was ordered to be applied to such services as you should find to be most pressing 668 5
£53,347 5 0
At your request the Treasury Lords agree that interest shall be made to commence on the said orders (which were drawn without interest) from the respective dates thereof and that as you find opportunity you dispose thereof or pay same away (on the advantage of [the purchaser or taker] having the said interest with a retrospect) to such persons only as shall give assurance under their hands to your satisfaction that they will not alien or sell the same at a discount to the prejudice of the public credit. Out of the proceeds you are to satisfy and pay the following particulars: viz.
£ s. d.
on account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1710.
for 59 days' subsistence from Oct. 25 to Dec. 22 last for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain and the Battalion of Guards in Holland 28,850 12 1
for pay for the same time for the several Garrisons 2,600 4 10¼
to complete half a year's allowance for fire and candle for the said Garrisons "to same time" [Dec. 22] 908 18 6
for six months' pay to the General and Staff Officers to the same time 6,752 14
for six months' subsistence for the Company at Bermudas to the same time 330 14 2
on account of contingencies to satisfy several warrants signed by her Majesty 3,046 9 10
to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn from New England by Collector Nicholson Sept. 6 last, payable at 30 days' sight to Messrs. John Love and John Metcalfe 521 0 0
on account of the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1710.
for the abovesaid 59 days' subsistence for several Regiments, part of the Establishment of the said 5,000 men 6,317 13 5
on account of Invalids anno 1710.
to complete the pay of 12 Companies of Invalids to Dec. 22 last 4,018 17 6
£53,347 5 0
Disposition Book XXI, p. 55.
Jan. 6. Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the General Officers of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, received from Lord Dartmouth, Secretary of State. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 285.
Jan. 8. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 384l. 12s. 4d. to William Popple: to be out of any Civil List moneys in the Exchequer: this issue to take the place of the letter of direction of Nov. 10 last [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 399] which directed 287l. 10s. 0d. to him for salaries and 97l. 2s. 4d. for incidents, to be paid out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the moneys arising by the sale of her Majesty's tin. Disposition Book XXI, p. 28.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Master and Worker of the Mint concerning the Trial Pieces in the Mint. Please consider how the matter complained of may be remedied at law. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 285.
Jan. 8. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to attend my Lords on Thursday morning when they will consider your report on the extent taken out against the Royal Africa Company. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 285.
Same to Mr. Baker and Mr. Goslin. My Lords are very much importuned by the seamen and others of the ship Worcester for the money remaining due to them. Please give my Lords an account what money applicable thereto there is in your hands or in the hands of the late Receiver of Prize money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clayton for an account what progress you have made in obtaining the loan of 4,000l. a week from the Bank of England towards satisfying interest on the General Mortgages. Ibid.
Treasury commission to John Cutting to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco his father, Daniel Cutting. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General for Co. Wilts to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Cutting.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 64, 65.
Jan. 9. Money warrant for 225l. to Lord Archibald Hamilton, who is appointed Governor of Jamaica: for the freight of his goods, equipage and other charges of his passage to Jamaica; he being appointed Governor thereof: to be paid out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 473. Order Book VIII, p. 18.
Letter of direction for 2,400l., 2,000l. thereof to the Treasury Lords for 1710 Xmas quarter's salaries and 400l. to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for same quarter. Disposition Book XXI, p. 29.
Same for 15,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1711: and is to be on account of subsistence to the Forces in Flanders from 1710 Dec. 22 and as in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1711. Ibid., p. 30.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. The Treasury Lords have received notification of the Queen's pleasure from Secretary St. John that an account be laid before the House of Commons of the [deduction of] Poundage and day's pay of the Army and how the same hath been from time to time applied, pursuant to the Address of the said House of the 5th inst. to her Majesty. Please prepare said account as far as relates to the Guards, Garrisons and Forces under your pay.
The like letter to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for the Forces under his pay. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 286.
Copy of letter from the said J. Brydges to Mr. Mead, his deputy in Spain, about governing his payments to the Army there. I have represented to the Treasury Lords that by the misfortune of Brihuega I doubt there is no person in Spain empowered to order the application of money in such manner as may justify your payment of it and I have desired my Lords' directions therein for your future government. My Lords order that in the meantime, until her Majesty shall be pleased to appoint a General with proper instructions for this purpose, you issue such sums as you shall judge to be fit for her Majesty's services in the support of the war on that side, taking care that the same be only for such services as you shall look upon to be necessary to be borne by her Majesty; and for the present service and in regard it doth not yet appear here how many old Corps were taken or what numbers were lost or taken prisoners out of others [Corps], whereby you might have instructions as to the particular heads and amount of your payments, you are to use your utmost endeavours to be informed of the true state of them, how many effectives there are upon the spot; and to such only you are to pay subsistence (pursuant to the Treaties in that behalf) and also of such other branches of the service as are requisite and necessary to be paid, taking the advice and approbation of such Officers of her Majesty's Forces there as you shall judge most capable of giving you a true state thereof; and in matters where great sums shall be required [you are] to transmit over [to me in England] an account thereof containing the nature of the service and the sum demanded, that it may be laid before the Treasury Lords for their approbation before you pay it: and you are by all opportunities to send over to me particular accounts of all your payments, especially such as are for extraordinary services and not pursuant to any Establishment, so that I may procure her Majesty's warrants thereupon for my authority and justification.
[My Lords] having sent Lieut. General Stanhope a credit to Madrid for the subsistence of all the prisoners taken at Brihuega you are not to issue any money either upon bills that may be drawn on you or otherwise for the use of those prisoners. Ibid., pp. 292–3.
Jan. 9. Treasury warrant for payment of the salary bill, not detailed, of the officers of the Customs in the Plantations for the half year ended 1710 Xmas: total 1,735l. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 337.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Charles, Duke of Grafton, shewing that Charles II. granted to petitioner's father and his heirs male the office of Warden of Whittlewood Forest in reversion of the grants in being: and that since the death of the Queen Dowager (the said forest being part of her jointure and therefore the grant not enjoyable during her lifetime) petitioner has claimed same under said grant, but a dispute arises as to the validity thereof: therefore praying that said grant may be made good to petitioner. Reference Book VIII, p. 436.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Courties and Jo[h]n Lindsay for a noli prosequi to the seizure of the ships Success and Union by one Bligh, Collector of Padstow, who seized same as having French wine and brandy on board, whereas it appears by the cocquet that the wines paid Duty at Dublin "as Portugal and spirits" and the said Collector since dead and the said goods much wasted and damaged before petitioners could obtain a writ of delivery. Ibid., p. 437.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Paul Methuen son of John Methuen, late Ambassador to the King of Portugal, shewing that in his father's account of money received and paid for the Forces there he [the father] appears indebted 2,319l. 7s. 11d., but since the making the said account petitioner has found a voucher for 2,290l.: therefore praying that same may be allowed in discharge of said debt. Reference Book VIII, p. 437.
Jan. 9. Treasury reference to James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] of the petition of the clothiers of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders, Spain and Portugal, shewing that there are ten months' offreckonings due to them for clothing the Forces in Flanders and seventeen months' offreckonings for those in Spain and Portugal: therefore praying payment thereof and that interest on any tallies issued for payment may commence from the several days on which the [muster] rolls were received [in London]. Ibid.
Same to George Granville, Secretary at War, of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Harvey, Commander of a Regiment of Horse, in behalf of his Officers, setting forth the unreasonable demands made [upon them] for clothes, accoutrements &c. as follows, viz. 284l. 13s. 8d. from Lieut. Gen. Langston for 29 men at 9l. 16s. 4d. per man; 382l. 17s. 0d. from Col. Masham for 39 men at the same rate; and 264l. from Lieut. Gen. Echlin for 36 men at 7l. 6s. 8d. each: and further that the loss of equipage, horses &c. during the service in Spain hath been so great and the charge of recruiting so expensive to the said Officers that their own arrears of pay are but sufficient to discharge their own debts: therefore praying the Treasury Lords "to order the Paymaster General to put a stop to the payment of Lieut. Gen. Echlin's said warrant until this matter be examined and likewise that you would take into consideration a redress for the said Officers." Ibid., p. 437.
Jan. 10. Money warrant for 23,048l. 8s. 8¾d. to the Bank of England for so much due on the allowance of 3 per cent. for circulating Exchequer Bills to the amount of 3,087,812l. 10s. 0d. to 1710 Dec. 25; to wit for the period 1710 Sept. 29 to the said Dec. 25: and is to be satisfied by Exchequer Bills to be made forth by the Auditor of the Receipt and dated Dec. 25 last.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said circulation and the interest allowance thereon:
£ s. d.
for circulating 3,050,012l. 10s. 0d. in Exchequer Bills for the abovesaid quarter at 3 per cent. 22,875 1 10½
ditto for 22,800l. in like Bills issued 17 Oct. 1710; 69 days' allowance 129 6
ditto for 5,000l. in like Bills issued 31 Oct. 1710 for payment of interest: 55 days' allowance 22 12
ditto for 5,000l. in like Bills issued 21 Nov. 1710 for payment of interest: 34 days' allowance 13 19
ditto for 5,000l. in like Bills issued 19 Dec. 1710 for payment of interest: six days' allowance 2 9
£23,043 8
total issued before Dec. 25 last 3,087,812l. 10s. 0d. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 474. Order Book VIII, p. 17.
Jan. 10. Same for 1,850l. to James, Duke of Queensberry and Dover: for one year to 1710 Sept. 29 on his salary as one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State:
and 163l. 13s. 11½d. on his patent salary of 100l. per an. as such; to wit 13l. 13s. 11½d. for 50 days thereon from 1708–9 Feb. 3 (when he was appointed to the said office) to 1709 March 25, and the remaining 150l. for 1½ years to 1710 Sept. 29 hereon. Money Book XX, pp. 475, 476. Disposition Book XXI, p. 34.
Same for 513l. 3s. 8¼d. to William, Lord Dartmouth, a Principal Secretary of State; 50l. 13s. 8¼d. thereof for 10 days' salary as such 1710 June 14 to June 24 (he being sworn into his said office on June 14) and the remaining 462l. 10s. 0d. for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter. Money Book XX, p. 476. Disposition Book XXI, p. 36.
Treasury warrant to Spencer Compton to pay fees as follows due on the issue to him of moneys imprested to him between Xmas 1709 and Xmas 1710: viz.
£ s. d.
Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] for himself and his clerks 101 0 0
Henry Pelham [as Clerk of Pells] for himself and his clerks 50 0 0
William Lowndes [as Secretary] at the Treasury 50 0 0
Christopher Tilson for himself and other clerks at the Treasury 40 0 0
Spencer Compton, allowance for a clerk for said year 100 0 0
Edward Godfrey, bill for fees disbursed by him to the Tellers of the Exchequer for moneys imprested as above and for other fees and contingent charges 936 5 11
Charles Bint and Thomas Boniface for said year for their employment for carrying the votes and other business as hath been usually allowed, 60l. 16s. 8d. to each 121 13 4
£1,398 19 3
Money Book XXI, p. 15.
Letter of direction for 150l. to William Ryder and 150l. to James Griffin and Anne Foyle: on their unsatisfied orders: to be paid out of the 300l. which will be shortly paid into the Exchequer from the forfeited estate of the late Lord Griffin. Disposition Book XXI, p. 30.
Jan. 10, 15,
18, 20, 23,
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Anthony Atkinson as a tidesman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco Richard Tucker, who has relinquished.
Philip Woofe as a tidesman and boatman in Whitehaven port loco John Reed, deceased.
Francis Morgan as waiter and searcher at Chepstow loco Cha. Morgan, who has relinquished.
Thomas Layton as a weighing porter, London port, loco William Green, deceased.
William Hagley as a coastwaiter, London port, loco Ralph Hancock, deceased.
John Battiscombe as a tidesman, Bristol port, loco John Watkins, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 336, 339.
Jan. 10. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Disney Staniforth, merchant, shewing that they bought from the captors a French prize ship called the Hope with her lading of New-foundland fish, train oil, roes and salmon; and praying leave to proceed with same to some foreign market [without unlading or paying Duty here]. Reference Book VIII, p. 437.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John Ward and Walter Stewart praying in consideration of their great loss by fire, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 537, they may be allowed 18 months to make good their contract with the Navy Commissioners for supplying them with 1,742 bolts of canvas; that the Navy Commissioners may take in as much canvas as they can deliver before the time of their making a general contract at the same prices they lately contracted for with others; and that the said Commissioners may have directions to accept what other quantities of cloth they shall make in the year immediately following the next general contract, at the same prices they allow others. Ibid., p. 438.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 27 last to John Charlton, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Lord Hyde of 120 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from her Majesty at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 60l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 180.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver of the Duties on Houses for Co. Middlesex to pay the salary of 100l. per an. each to William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch [the Agents for Taxes] for their [extra] work of directing and governing the Surveyors and Inspectors of the Duties on Houses: to date as from 1710 Sept. 29, and further to pay 150l. per an. as from same date to the following persons as clerks and officers employed under them, viz. 10l. per an. to Roger Millart, 30l. per an. to Francis Sorrell, 50l. to William Ireland and 60l. per an. to William Alderton. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 66.