Warrant Book: January 1711, 22-31

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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

Jan. 22. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage to Charles, Earl of Orrery, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Hague and at Brussels, and 5l. a day ordinary as Envoy and 3l. a day ordinary as Plenipotentiary: to commence from the day of his departure out of the presence; and the first quarter on his ordinaries to be paid in advance: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 423.
Jan. 23. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Laurence, Earl of Rochester, of coppices in Wychwood Forest, ut supra, pp. 143–4. Ibid., pp. 419–20.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet, Secretary [to the Admiralty], to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners concerning the irregularities committed by some of her Majesty's men of war in relation to the quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 295.
Same to Spencer Compton. By their Address (fn. 1) to her Majesty the House of Commons have desired to have laid before them the Commission constituting Trustees for distributing the charity collected for the poor Palatines and all papers relating to the bringing over and subsisting of them. Please comply therewith so far as relates to your Office by laying before the House all such warrants or orders as you have received relating to the said Palatines. Ibid.
Jan. 23. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council of the 21st inst. to release from quarantine the ship George and Elizabeth with pitch and tar from Stockholm: on the petition of John Hubanks, master. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 328.
Treasury commission to Thomas Higginson to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco William Haggley, dismissed. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General for Co. Middlesex to pay 40l. per an. salary to said Higginson.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 64, 65. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of Taxes for Westminster to pay 40l. per an. salary to the said Thomas Higginson as a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses: as from 1710 Xmas.) Ibid., p. 105.
Jan. 24. Treasury allowance of John Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for 1710 Xmas quarter's attendance on the Treasury Lords as messenger.
Warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle a like amount for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book XXI, p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed two petitions [missing] praying her Majesty's royal passes for the Swedish ships therein mentioned to proceed in their voyage from London to France in ballast; and the report [missing] from the Commissioners of Trade on one of the said petitions. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 296.
Same to the Attorney General. The Treasury Lords desire you to reconsider your report on the petition of Thomas Young and William Tyndall in relation to the wool transported from Kent and Sussex and particularly for you to examine the charge against Mr. Toke and to report your opinion as to proceeding against him. Ibid.
Same to the Postmaster General. Secretary Dartmouth has at the request of Count Gallas desired that Capt. Rubeno De la Calce, a Neapolitan who is arrived here from Vienna, may have his passage to Portugal on board the packet boat for Lisbon gratis, being to proceed from thence to Spain to serve his Catholic Majesty. The Treasury Lords desire you to give order to the master of the said packet boat to take him on board and have his passage, provisions and accommodation without charge accordingly. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. John Mackphedrs, merchant, concerning 15 tons of red and white wines for which he had paid Duties in Scotland but which (upon his importing them to England at Liverpool) were seized by the Customs Officer as being French wines; whereupon he procured a writ of delivery on security to answer if condemned and the same have been condemned as French wines and he has paid the appraised value; therefore praying to be paid the Spanish Duties which were taken at the first importation into Scotland amounting to 300l. Reference Book VIII, p. 440.
Jan. 24. Treasury warrant to George Granville, Secretary at War, to prepare royal warrants to appoint Patrick Robinson to be chaplain to her Majesty's Garrison of Berwick and John Phillips to be same to the Garrison of Plymouth: their pay to be the same as that already granted for a chaplain [to the Garrison] at Portsmouth: "which sum is to be deducted out of the sum in gross that used to be inserted for the fond of Contingencies on the Establishment of Guards and Garrisons: by which means the expense on the said Establishment will not be increased by the pay of the said chaplains."
Prefixing: report to the Treasury from J. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, on the petitions of said Robinson and Phillips praying to be so appointed. The said petitions have been read to her Majesty who has consented thereto. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 183.
Jan. 25. Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes for 1710 Xmas quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 5. Order Book VIII, p. 27.
Same for 20,000l. to Spencer Compton to complete his 50,000l. as by the privy seal of 1710 Aug. 5 for payment of the Queen's pensions and bounties. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon. with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 6 by Treasurer Oxford hereof.) Money Book XXI, p. 5. Order Book VIII, p. 29.
Same for 200l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park, for one year to 1710 Xmas for the underkeepers there and for hay and beans for the deer. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 27 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 6. Order Book VIII, p. 33. Disposition Book XXI, p. 50.
Same for 120l. to Sir William Whitlock for 3 years to 1710 Xmas on his fee of 40l. per an. as one of her Majesty's Counsel at Law. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 24. Disposition Book XXI, pp. 47, 49.
Money order for 25l. to John Tyas for 1710 Xmas quarter additional salary as Clerk of the Pipe, Scotland.
25l. to John Tarver for same on same as Queen's Remembrancer, Scotland. Order Book VIII, p. 24. Disposition Book XXI, p. 39.
Letter of direction for the following issues out of Civil List moneys: viz.
72l. 10s. 0d. to the Serjeants at arms attending the House of Peers in the last Session.
119l. 18s. 8d. to the Agents for Taxes for incidents.
75l. to the Mayor of Macclesfield for a preacher.
750l. to Lord Dartmouth for secret service and in lieu of the like sum directed to him this day out of loans [to be made] by himself on tin. Disposition Book XXI, pp. 38–9.
Same for issues as follows out of loans to be made by the payees themselves on credit of her Majesty's tin: viz.
£ s. d.
the heirs of Nicholas Yates 50 0 0
Mr. Blencow, decipherer 150 0 0
the executors of Sir John Holt 51 5 0
the executors of Sir Henry Gold 104 11 10
the executors of Mr. Mansell 200 0 0
Disposition Book XXI, p. 39.
Jan. 25. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to refund to the officers of her Majesty's Yard at Plymouth the taxes on their salaries since Michaelmas 1708: they having applied for same as usual and the Treasury Lords having agreed thereto. Ibid., p. 43.
Same to the Attorney General to report on Rudolph Kien's petition setting forth that Martin Kien and Christopher Ernest Kien were bound over to the peace in a recognizance of 300l. which is become forfeit, and praying a grant thereof. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 296.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Selby and Ingram Guest, officers on the borders of Northumberland, shewing that 60l. per an. is abated from the salaries of each of them so that they are reduced to 20l. per an., although they have diligently attended their duty; therefore praying some equivalent employment. Reference Book VIII, p. 441.
Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer to change the securities of Francis Wyvill as Receiver General for Co. Yorks for the Duties on Houses: viz. to take Leonard Childers of Carr House in Yorkshire as in place of Dr. Christopher Wyvill, deceased. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 73.
Jan. 26. Same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to take in loans not exceeding 10,936l. 0s. 2d. to be registered on the Act 6 Anne, c. 73, for continuing the Half Subsidies &c. anno 1708: and to apply same to pay the interest at 6 per cent. due upon the 729,067l. 15s. 6¾d. loans advanced on credit of the said Act, to wit the interest for the three months ended 1710 Dec. 9.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the interest so due. Money Book XXI, pp. 63–4.
Same to same to similarly take in loans not exceeding 9,675l. to be registered on the Act 7 Anne, c. 31, for Continuing Several Impositions and Duties: and to apply same to pay three months' interest to 1710–11 Jan. 7 on the 645,000l. loans taken in on the said Act.
Prefixing: the like certificate as above. Ibid., p. 64.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay 200l. to the Marquis du Guiscard as royal bounty: in accordance with the Queen's pleasure signified to the Treasury Lords. Ibid. XX, p. 479.
Letter of direction for 42,000l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax 1711: to be as imprest for the Navy and Victualling [anno 1711]. Disposition Book XXI, p. 39.
Jan. 26. Same for 53,607l. 14s. 11½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of same: to be as imprest for the said Forces anno 1711. In the margin: a note of four separate sums (viz. 32,000l.; 10,000l.; 8,304l.; 3,303l. 14s. 11½d.) making the said total [and probably representing the issues of the four respective Tellers of the Receipt]. Ibid., p. 40.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cardonnell enclosing the petition [missing] of the four orphans of Lieut. Calder who was killed at the Castle of Oudenarde; which was read to the Treasury Lords when the Duke of Marlborough was present. You are to prepare a royal warrant to continue to them the pension of 20l. per an. (formerly granted to their mother): same to be paid to Capt. Robert Gardner who is willing to become trustee for them. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 297.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Sir Ja. Bourke shewing that he raised his own Company of Foot in the Earl of Portmore's Regiment and likewise 100 supernumerary men at his own charge and "to" the request of the said Earl of Portmore and Andrew Deboysmozell, Lieut.-Colonel; who promised him her Majesty's bounty money and ordered Mr. Hamilton, Agent to the said Regiment, to pay him: but the said agent refuses nevertheless to pay him although he has been condemned in a Court Marshal; therefore desiring that said Agent be ordered to give in his accounts and produce vouchers to Sir Philip Meadows and Mr. Brodrick, "Comptrollers of her Majesty's Office" [Comptrollers of Army Accounts] and also to stand the penalty of the Act of Parliament [? 11 Wm. III., c. 2, cl. 41] for detaining petitioner's money. Reference Book VIII, p. 441.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the petition of Sir William Fownes and William Palmer praying that several sums disbursed by them for the service of the public may be taken in satisfaction of the debt due from them to the Crown as sureties for Philip Vincent, late collector of Dundalk, who died insolvent. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 217.
Jan. 27. Royal letters patent granting to John Inglis the office and place of Assistant Master of the Ceremonies in cases only where Sir Clement Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, cannot be present, "hereby authorising him by order of our Chamberlain of our Household to give his attendance for the receipt and entertainment of all Ambassadors and messengers of Foreign Princes and other strangers from time to time": with the wages and fee of 6s. 8d. a day as from 14 Aug. 1710: all in place of said Cottrell who by patent of 5 June 1707 was appointed assistant to his then father, Sir Charles Cottrell, then Master of the Ceremonies, now deceased. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 298–9.
Money order for 390l. 16s. 8d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for two years to Xmas 1710 on his allowance of 50l. per an. for locking up her Majesty's treasure; 100l. per an. for attending the Lord Treasurer; 45l. 8s. 4d. per an. for attendance in vacation in lieu of three ancient fees of 20l., 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. allowed him formerly by tally of assignment from the Customs. Order Book VIII, p. 28.
Jan. 27. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Nicholas Lincolne and several other merchants in Dublin complaining of two Irish vessels being stopped, one at Fowey and the other at Falmouth by your officers. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 297.
Same to same enclosing the memorial [missing] of Monsieur Forstner [Wolfgang Jakob, freiherr von Forstner], Envoy from the Duke of Lorraine, concerning some snuff which he brought with him for his own use which is stopped at the Custom House. Give what order you think fit therein. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition and case [missing] of several persons who have by covenants united their estates, consisting chiefly in moneys payable out of the Exchequer, and praying, for the reasons therein mentioned, to be incorporated: same having been referred to the Treasury Lords from the Queen. Ibid.
Jan. 28. Money warrant for 181l. 6s. 10d. to Thomas Wiberg, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for his disbursements for coals, candles, sweets, mops, brooms and other necessaries provided for the service of said House between 1709 Nov. 15 and 1710 April 5 and as reward to messengers for serving of orders according to the direction of said House within said time. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 9. Order Book VIII, p. 36. Disposition Book XXI, p. 56.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners forthwith to appoint Richard Cole of Winchester, parchment maker, to be a stamps distributor within the County of Southampton loco Mr. Crowe; he being very well recommended to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 298.
Jan. 29. Royal sign manual for 500l. to Sir James Wishart, one of the Commissioners of the Admiralty: without account: in consideration of the expenses of his voyage to Holland and back again, "whither he was lately sent by us upon a particular service." (Money warrant dated Feb. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 2 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 425. Order Book VIII, p. 25. Disposition Book XXI, p. 41.
Same for 1,500l. to Montague, Earl of Abingdon, as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 27 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 34. Disposition Book XXI, p. 50.
Money warrant for 1,228l. to Charles, Earl of Orrery, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Hague and at Brussels; 500l. thereof for equipage and 728l. for three months in advance on his ordinaries of 5l. and 3l. a day. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 6. Order Book VIII, p. 25. Disposition Book XXI, p. 41.
Jan. 29. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. It is represented to the Queen that it is absolutely necessary that contracts be forthwith made for divers naval stores, notwithstanding the loss that must attend the same by reason of the present great discount on Navy bills. My Lords direct you to proceed to the making such contracts as you shall judge to be absolutely necessary and that you notify them for what species and quantities and at what prices you shall have made the said contracts. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 298.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Katherine Lister, Elizabeth Lister and Martha Lister, spinsters, shewing that their uncle, Samuell Lister, devised by will lands in Co. Yorks (expectant on the death of Dorothy his wife) to his cousin, Jos. Lister, charged with 600l. to petitioners, sisters of the said Joseph Lister: and said Joseph by will bequeathed the premises to his wife, an alien and born of French parents in India, who is incapable by law to hold the said lands so that it is become vested in the Crown; therefore praying leave to make out the Crown title at their own charge and for a lease thereof to them thereupon. Reference Book VIII, p. 442.
Same to same of the petition of Henry Guy shewing that at the instance of George and Joseph Newells he lent 5,000l. upon mortgage of lands &c. at Musswell alias Mussawell Hill in the parishes of Hornsey alias Harringway and Clerkenwell, Co. Midd., of which premises Mary Hind was possessed for the remainder of 500 years: but the equity of redemption being in the Newells the same is with other effects of the said Newells seized into the Queen's hands: therefore petitioner prays a grant of the Crown title "to prevent the expense of law." Ibid, p. 443.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to continue the stop put to the work of [on] the arsenal near Dublin until further order and to discharge the officers and workmen employed therein: it appearing from the memorial of the 29 Nov. last from said Lord Lieutenant that the Lords Justices of Ireland have made a representation of the great abuses that had been committed in the said works and the Engineer General of Ireland having reported that a considerable sum of money had been misspent on that service and therefore the Lords Justices had put a stop to the work till the Queen's pleasure be further known. The Paymaster for the [works of the] said arsenal is hereby to forthwith make up and pass his accounts of the moneys imprested to him for the building the said arsenal and to repay the balance into the Treasury of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 217.
Jan. 31. Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to James, Duke of Queensberry and Dover, one of the Principal Secretaries of State: for secret service. (Privy seal dated Feb. 20 hereon.) (Money warrant dated Feb. 2. sic for Feb. 28 or March 2 hereon.) (Money order dated March 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 17 for same as part of the sum of 5,013l. 13s. 11½d., ut supra, p. 138). Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 425. Money Book XXI, p. 30. Order Book VIII, p. 36. Disposition Book XXI, p. 34.
Jan. 31. Money warrant for 20l. to Stephen Cancellar, clerk, as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to Antigua, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 9. Order Book VIII, p. 26. Disposition Book XXI, p. 41.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: being the sum remaining unissued on the order for 10,000l. to said Master by 500l. a week according to the directions given by the late Lord Treasurer Godolphin in January last [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 121] to clear the payments in the office of the Great Wardrobe to 1709 Xmas. Disposition Book XXI, p. 40.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a bill for raising money by way of a Lottery: to wit so far as will concern [the funds under] your management. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 298.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Francis Robartes, late one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer, shewing that he has delivered over to his successor all his cash and therefore praying that his surety bonds may be delivered up.
The like petition from James Vernon [another of the said Tellers]. Reference Book VIII, p. 443.
Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to give John Ward and Walter Stewart 18 months' time to perfect their contract for 1,742 bolts of canvas for the stores and to make a new contract with them for 5,000 bolts, whereof half certain to be at such rates and prices as shall be allowed to others: all in view of the great loss which they have sustained in their works by fire at Leith in Scotland and for the encouragement of their manufacture.
Prefixing: (1) petition from said Ward and Steward as referred Jan. 10 inst., supra, p. 130; (2) and the Navy Commissioners' report thereon; (3) and a second petition from same as referred the 23rd inst. proposing to contract for "2,000 or 2,500 bolts of cloth certain at the same prices as given to others and not to exceed 5,000 in the whole," being an indulgence [or latitude in the terms] in consideration of the uncertainty in rebuilding their houses and in sending down stores and materials from London by sea "which we must do till we can settle a trade there for flax, potashes and other necessaries which are a foreign product and will be very costly this year: but for the future we propose to import them directly in returns of a fishery which for the convenience of this manufacture we also intend to promote and carry on in North Britain"; (4) the Navy Commissioners' report thereon. We have no objection to the proposal "though in case he [Ward and Steward] has considerable quantities [of canvas] by him made here in England for answering the said contracts (as some of the other canvas merchants do say he has) and keeps the same [back] from the service in expectation of a better contract when it is so much wanted we conceive that is a proceeding not fit to be countenanced: nor dare we advise the making a new contract with him at the last prices because we do not know without a publication how others will serve; but as our former report sets forth he may have an opportunity at the next general treaty [for canvas contracts] to contract for whatever he can deliver the ensuing year over and above his arrears." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 184–6.


  • 1. Commons Journals, Vol. XVI, p. 458, 16 Jan. 1710–11:Mr. Finch reported from the Committee who are to enquire upon what invitation or encouragement the Palatines came over, and what moneys were expended in bringing them into Britain and by whom paid; that they had directed him to move the House that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that the Commission constituting Trustees for the distribution of the charity collected for the Palatines and also all orders and other papers relating to the bringing over and subsisting the said Palatines may be laid before this House.Resolved: that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will please to give direction that the Commission (&c., ut supra).