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Warrant Book: March 1711, 21-31

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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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March 1711

March 21. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information as to the Queen's moiety of the forfeiture against Sir William Hodges, bart., and Leonard Henchman, merchants, for the ship Nostra Seigniora del Soccoro laden with Canary wine on their account and seized by Capt. John Nash, an officer of the Customs (Commander of the Customs vessel at Gravesend), on pretence that the said ship cannot by law import the said goods, the Canaries being in Africa and the said ship not English, being Spanish built and manned by Spanish; the Customs Commissioners having reported that they think it a great hardship that the Spaniards should be prohibited from trading in their own ships with goods of their own growth and that in practice the Customs Officers have not taken advantage of the Navigation Act in such case; the like having been granted for the ship St. Joseph under like circumstances, "it being reasonable for us so to do for the encouragement of the Spanish trade." Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 440–1.
Same to same for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir John Lambert. (Privy seal hereon dated May 31. For this privy seal and the Treasury warrant based upon it see infra, p. 290.) Ibid., p. 442.
Royal sign manual for 322l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies: 300l. thereof to be paid over by him to the Marquis de Les [los] Rios, Envoy from the King of Spain, as a present to him from her Majesty and the remaining 22l. for [Exchequer, &c.] fees and charges on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated March 23 hereon.) (Money order dated March 26 hereon: together with a marginal entry of a later order dated 1711 June 9 of confirmation hereof by Treasurer Oxford.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 441. Order Book VIII, p. 62.
March 21. Same for 1,500l. to John, Earl of Stair, as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated March 23 hereon.) (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) (Letter of disposition dated April 3 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 442. Order Book VIII, p. 43. Disposition Book XXI, p. 75.
Royal warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of James Brydges as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to wit in his account for the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1708, the items as follows amounting in all to 15,959l. 0s. 10¼d., being disbursements by John Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, he having in 1707 and 1708, by direction of the Queen, provided transport ships, corn, provisions and other necessaries in Italy for the transportation of several auxiliary troops in her Majesty's service upon their embarcation there for Barcelona. The receipts and acknowledgments of the respective contractors are first to be produced as also the acquittance of said Chetwynd for his disbursements for incidents. Further the said Paymaster General is hereby to be surcharged in his account with the several sums deducted as follows by him or his deputy at Barcelona from the pay of the said Auxiliary Troops in their passage from Italy, viz. 4,296l. 0s. 1d. from the Imperial Troops upon the first and second embarcation, and 1,312l. 0s. 9¾d. from the Palatine Troops. The schedule of said Chetwynd's total disbursements being as follows:
livres sols den.
to Joseph Bouer, our Consul at Turin, and Messrs. Chairier and Grenoulleau for our proportion of two thirds parts of 107,500 livres, being the value of corn put on board for the Palatine Troops which were embarked in January 1707–8, as appears by the receipt of the said parties, the other third part thereof being paid by the States General of the United Provinces 34,322 13 4
for our like share of 79,726 livres paid by John Scudamore and Geo. Henshaw for freight of ships and necessaries put on board for the said Palatine Troops (including therein 1,178 livres expended by him for couriers) 53,429 18 2
to the said Joseph Bower for our like share of 60,935 livres 15 sols 8 den. for several other provisions and necessaries put on board for the said Palatine Troops 13,564 10 0
to the said Joseph Bower for provisions and other necessaries put on board by him for 2,000 Imperial Foot in our pay transported to Catalonia 11,997 4 4
disbursed by the said John Chetwynd for postage of letters and incident charges relating to this service 2,242 0 0
total of the first embarcation 115,556 5 10
paid Messrs. Chairier and Grenulleau for our proportion of 262,255 livres 14 sols 2 deniers for hire of ships, provisions and other necessaries put on board and for other charges in transporting a body of German and Italian Troops in May 1708 198,304 1 2
paid for postage of letters, expresses, charges at Genoa and other disbursements by the said John Chetwynd on this service 5,320 10 0
total of the second embarcation 203,624 11 2
amounting in all for the two embarcations to 319,180 livres 17 sols, money of Genoa, which at the rate of 60 pence sterling to the Crown makes in sterling 15,959l. 0s. 10¼d.
Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 443–4.
March 21 Money warrant for 955l. to William Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Genoa; 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary from Feb. 14 last, payable by way of advance. (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 46. Order Book VIII, p. 42.
William Lowndes to Sir John Lambert et al. On Feb. 23, supra, p. 182, you were desired to pay in the remaining 20,000l. of the loan you agreed to make on her Majesty's tin. My Lords observe that the said loan is not yet made. I have to repeat to you the urgency of her Majesty's service for the said money, with my Lords' desire that you will forthwith make the said loan at the Exchequer. Disposition Book XXI, p. 67.
Letter of direction for 3,500l. to Visct. Ryalton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to answer such bills of exchange as shall be drawn for wine bought in Holland for her Majesty's service by Mr. [James] Heymans, Yeoman of her Majesty's cellar. Ibid.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Treasury Lords desire that the royal warrant for 1,000l. to Lieut. Gen. Webb for royal bounty be satisfied out of the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on Malt anno 1711, such orders to be assigned to him with all accrued interest thereon from the dates thereof. This payment is to be placed to the account of Contingencies for the Forces in Flanders anno 1711. Ibid., p. 68.
Same to Sir Nathaniel Lloyd [her Majesty's Advocate]. Please acquaint Sir Charles Hedges in Court to-morrow that my Lords cannot send her Majesty's pleasure until Monday next as to accepting the offer of some of the claimants concerned in the two Genoese ships. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 322.
March 21. Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remenbrancer for stay of process against the executors of the late Duke of Montagu on his accounts as late Master of the Great Wardrobe.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor E. Harley that the said accounts are declared and passed up to 1705 Michaelmas, that for the succeeding year 1706 was declared before the late Chancellor of the Exchequer on Aug. 4 last "but not being passed [in] the other Offices must now be declared before the present Chancellor and the rest of the Treasury Lords. No subsequent account is delivered into my Office." Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 204.
Tresury commission to Hugh Walford to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Serivener whose commission is superseded. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General for Co. Sussex to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Walford.)
John Wells as a same loco William Percivall, dismissed. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of Taxes of Co. Cambridge to pay 50l. per an. salary to the said John Wells as from 1711 Lady day.) Out Letters (Affairs to Taxes) II, pp. 64, 65, 105.
March 22. Letter of direction for 710l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: and is to be paid over to Capt. Gilman et al. named in a royal warrant, for royal bounty for wounds received in the service. The said sum is to be issued out of arrears of Taxes as follows, viz. 12s. of arrears on the Duties on leather, all loans upon that fund being satisfied; 93l. 11s. 11d. of arrears of the first 3s. Aid [8–9 Wm. III., c. 6]; 2s. of arrears of the second Quarterly Poll [5–6 Wm. and Mary, c. 14]; 2l. 15s. 6d. of arrears of the fourth 4s. Aid [7–8 Wm. III., c. 5]; 299l. 9s. 5d. of arrears of the second 2s. Aid [11 Wm. III., c. 2]; 313l. 9s. 2d. of arrears of the two thirds of the [fourth] 3s. Aid. [12–13 Wm. III., c. 10]. Disposition Book XXI, p. 67.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty. No directions have been given on my letter of the 13th relative to hemp contracts. I am to put you in mind thereof. I sent a copy to Mr. Sergison so that the service should not suffer in the meantime. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 322.
Same to Mr. Brydges and the Secretary at War. Please give my Lords a particular account how much money has been already applied [to and] for the service of Spain and Portugal which must be put to the account of the 1,500,000l. voted by Parliament for the service of Spain and Portugal. Please propose to my Lords an apportionment of the remainder to the most necessary uses to which it was voted, including Gibraltar. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War. My Lords have read your letter with the extracts of two letters from Lord Portmore of Nov. 19 and Dec. 22 last relating to bread and forage for the Troops in Portugal, wherein his Lordship represents the impossibility of the cavalry's subsisting there upon Dragoon's pay, wherefore you desire direction thereon and as to whether the two Regiments formed out of Spanish and Irish deserters shall be established of nine Troops as they stand upon the Estimate of [the English Forces in] Spain and Portugal or only of six Troops. My Lords desire you to report your opinion thereon so that they may lay same before the Queen for her pleasure. They also desire you to hasten your report on the particulars contained in general Stanhope's letter and on the case of [the two] Mr. Chetwynds. P.S. As to the exceedings in Portugal proposed by Lord Portmore my Lords would know whether the same was contained in the estimate laid before the House upon which the 1,500,000l. was voted for Spain and Portugal. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 323.
March 22. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Granville to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] (received by my Lords from Lord Dartmouth) relating to the Army in Portugal, with a copy of the Earl of Galway's former warrant for payment of several pensions according to the list annexed [missing]. Which of the persons in the said list were Officers in service before they became pensioners ? Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Earl of Galway, with the copy of one to his Lordship [Galway] from Monsieur de Baccalan concerning the prisoners who were taken on the frontiers of Portugal. Ibid.
Same to the said Mr. Granville to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Barrymore concerning his pay as a General Officer. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a Bill for laying a Duty upon hops. Ibid., p. 324.
Treasury commission to John Banks to be Receiver of the Arrears of Land Tax anno 1710 for Co. Northampton loco John Cooper whose commission is hereby superseded. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 84.
March 23. Money warrant for 450l. to John Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy (Envoy at Turin), for three months 1709 Dec. 25 to 1710 March 25 on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 46. Order Book VIII, p. 43.
Same for 1,375l. to John, Earl of Stair, for 275 days from 1710 June 15 to 1710–11 March 17 on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to Augustus II, King of Poland. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 47. Order Book VIII, p. 43.
Letter of direction for 3,163l. 18s. 11d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is for the service of his Office and to be paid over as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to clear the quarter's wages on the Establishment [of the Office of the Chamber] to Lady day 1710 1,453 10 10
to pay Council warrants [warrants authorised by the signature of some of the Privy Council] 226 13 4
to pay warrants signed by the Lord Chamberlain 112 5 8
to Mr. Castle for stationery wares furnished to the several Secretaries of State to Lady day 1710 831 14 1
to Mr. Randue, Housekeeper of Windsor Castle, on his allowance of 320l. per an.; for half a year to 1710 Sept 29 160 0 0
to the Lord Almoner, one quarter to Lady day next for the Daily Alms and the Poor at the Gate 179 15 0
to him more for the Maundy anno 1711 200 0 0
£3,163 18 11
Disposition Book XXI, p. 68.
March 23. Same for 1,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 69.
Same for 1,863l. 10s. 0½d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: to the uses and out of funds as follows: viz.
in further part of 352,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703. £ s. d.
out of arrears of Land Tax on the sixth 4s. Aid anno 1703, all loans and interest thereon being paid 8 0 0
in further part of 357,000l. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1704.
out of arrears of Land Tax on the seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704 49 10 5
out of the One Third Tonnage and Poundage anno 1704, all loans and interest upon the said Land Tax and One Third Tonnage and Poundage [2–3 Anne, c. 18] being satisfied 268 13 0
in further part of 357,000l. for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1705.
out of the arrears of Land Tax or eighth 4s. Aid; all loans and interest thereupon being satisfied 61 10 8
in further part of 357,000l. for Guards and Garrison anno 1706.
out of arrears of Land Tax or the ninth 4s. Aid anno 1706, all loans and interest thereupon being satisfied 1,475 15 11½
£1,863 10
Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Canton of Berne relating to the [re-]payment of 50,000l. which was taken up [borrowed of them] by Mr. Stanhope for the service in Spain and which they have promised to lend to the States of Holland: as also an extract of Mr. Stanyan's letter relating to the same subject. How have the advances to Mr. Stanhope been made and how are they to be repaid? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 324.
March 23. William Lowndes to Mr. Granville and Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed letter [missing] received by Secretary St. John from Monsieur Steinghens concerning an arrear due to the Bishop of Munster. Ibid., p. 325.
Same to Mr. Tilson to insert the following advertisement in tomorrow's Gazette:
"in pursuance of the Act for enabling and obliging the Bank of England for the time therein mentioned to exchange all Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand, the Treasury Lords hereby notify that the time prefixed by them for the commencement of the undertaking of the said Bank for so exchanging the said Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand is and shall be from and after March 25 instant."
Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on Sir Solomon D'Medina's paper of demands for the year 1710. Please show how much has been provided for already by payments or remittances to Mr. Sweet and how much thereof is to be supplied out of the provision to be made this Session of Parliament for extraordinary charges of the war. Ibid., p. 326.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army to report on the enclosed contract rates and estimate [missing] for clothing the Invalids, for which Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, desires my Lords' direction. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Granville, Secretary at War, of the petition of the Earl of Hertford, Governor of Tinmouth [Tynemouth] Castle, praying that a surgeon may be employed as usual to take care of the Invalids there; to be paid out of Contingencies as formerly. Reference Book VIII, p. 451.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Shaw appointed by Sir John Shaw to the business of computation of the Duties on Plantation Goods at the Custom House, London, loco Mr. Waterson, deceased, praying that the allowance of 100l. per an. on the Establishment for that service may be paid to him in like manner as Waterson received it. Ibid.
Same to John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Nathaniel Booth for a "reversionary lease for 31 years concurrent with that in being" of the Pre Fines and Post Fines of Cheshire, Chester and Flint under the present yearly rent of 100 marks; the premises having been granted in 1660 to petitioner's father and in 1695 renewed to petitioner. Ibid., p. 454.
March 23. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a reversionary lease to John, Duke of Newcastle, of the Woods in Hermitage or Blackmore in the manor of Fordington, Co. Dorset, called the Princes Woods alias Eastwoods in the said manor and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall and the lawn adjoinin containing 68 acres and the cottage in the tenure of George Fox: which said premises were at one time in the tenure of Sir Thomas Freak, Kt., by indenture dated 1624 Nov. 26 from Charles, then Prince of Wales, and afterwards demised to Denzill, Lord Holles of Ifield, 1663 July 10 for 99 years from 1662 Sept. 29 terminable on the lives of George Read of Martin, Co. Wilts, yeoman, Thomas Watts of Sidling, Co. Dorset, yeoman, and John King of Cerne Abbas, Co. Dorset, yeoman; of which the said Read is the only survivor: the present lease to be for 99 years terminable on the lives of the said Duke and George, son of George Budden.
Prefixing: (1) particular and memorandum of the premises by John Tailer, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall; (2) ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands; (3) undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 204–6, 211.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for stay of process until June 1 next against Robert Payne as surety for Thomas Crabb, junr. ut supra, pp. 161–2. Ibid., p. 207.
Subscription by the Treasury Lords for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1710 Nov. 23 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for taking down the mourning at Windsor Castle and the Garden House at Windsor and to set up the furniture that was there before: to an estimate of 8l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 294.
March 24. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of Instructions to be observed by the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Spain and other services of the war in those parts. Take care that the draft be made conformable to the minutes which were taken at the Treasury when the Duke of Argyll was present (see supra, pp. 18–19). Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 326.
Same to same to similarly report on the enclosed drafts [missing] of Instructions proposed to be given to John Chetwynd and William Chetwynd and to the Commissary of Provisions in Spain. Ibid., p. 328.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed two reports [missing] of her Majesty's Agents for Taxes upon the petitions of John Gerrard, merchant, and George and Joseph Newell, goldsmiths, praying release from their confinement on security to appear on notice. Will not the enlarging of Gerrard give a handle to the Newells in equity to be discharged of so much as he owes "and is found [by inquisition] in aid of them" ? Ibid., p. 327.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of the owners of the ship Nathaniel, Erick Neilson master, and the Hedway Eleona, Lars Andersen master, both from Gothenburg, laden only with iron and deals, and with crews in perfect health, praying their discharge from quarantine. Ibid.
March 24. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have received from Secretary Lord Dartmouth a copy of the letter which, by the Queen's order, he has sent to the British Consuls at Naples, Genoa and Leghorn directing them to take care of the subsisting and returning home all her Majesty's subjects (being seafaring men) who shall happen into the hands of the enemy and be put on shore in these parts. Have you any objections against the Queen bearing the said charge out of the Navy money? Out Letters General XIX, p. 330.
1711.
March 26.
Money warrant for 57l. 16s. 8d. to Thomas, Earl of Thanet, Sheriff of Westmorland for the year ended 1709 Sept. 29 for surplusages in his account arising from payments for apprehending Michael Turner for counterfeiting the coin. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 47–8. Order Book VIII, p. 51. Disposition Book XXI, p. 86.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt et al. to set apart, reserve and apply the overplus money of the fund settled and appropriated by the Act of 4 Anne [4–5 Anne, c. 18] (for paying 184,242l. 14s. 0d. in annuities purchased anno 1706), and which [overplus] amounts to 44,788l. 18s. 2¼d., for and towards making good the fund for paying and discharging the annuities not exceeding 72,187l. 10s. 0d. per an. which were purchased on the said Act for the service of the year 1707 under the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 2].
Prefixing: certificate dated March 26 inst. by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that at Lady day last 1711 there remained in the Exchequer, of the fund settled and appropriated by the said Act of 4 Anne [4–5 Anne, c. 18] (for paying 184,242l. 14s. 0d. in annuities as above), the said sum of 44,788l. 18s. 2¼d. for the overplus of the said fund "being more than sufficient to satisfy and pay the annuities at that time due and payable out of the said fund and the arrears thereof and all charges thereon in paying and accounting for the same." Money Book XXI, pp. 48–9.
Same to same to similarly reserve and apply the sum of 21,668l. 3s. 2¼d., being the overplus of the fund settled by the Act 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 2] (for paying 72,187l. 10s. 0d. in annuities purchased anno 1707), for and towards making good the fund for paying and discharging the annuities not exceeding 40,000l. per an. which were purchased on the Act of 6 Anne, c. 39, for the service of the year 1708.
Prefixing. a like certificate as above that the said overplus of 21,668l. 3s. 2¼d. remained at Lady day 1711 in the Exchequer on the said fund settled and appropriated by the said Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 2] being more than sufficient to satisfy and pay the annuities at that time due and payable out of the said fund and the arrears thereof and all charges in paying and accounting for the same. Ibid., p. 49.
Letter of direction for 29,703l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions remaining in the Exchequer on the Lottery Act anno 1711: and is to be applied to pay Michaelmas quarter 1709 to Portsmouth, Plymouth and Harwich Yards: and to be placed to account as part of the quota for the Wear and Tear of the Navy anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 70.
March 26. Same for 2,000l. for the Secretaries of State's secret service as follows: out of Civil List money: viz. 750l. each to the Duke of Queensberry and Lord Dartmouth and 500l. to Secretary St. John. Ibid., p. 72.
The Treasury Lords to George Smyth, Esq. It has been represented to her Majesty in Council that an offer has been made in the Admiralty Court by several merchants who have claimed 42,151 pieces of Eight on board two Genoese ships lately taken by two of her Majesty's men of war and carried to Port Mahon, that the said pieces of Eight shall be delivered to the order of her Majesty upon a sufficient deposit to be made in the said Court and that Lord Forbes, on behalf of himself and the rest of the captors, has consented thereto. By order in Council the Queen has directed the Treasury Lords to accept of the said offer and of any like proposals made or to be made by any other claimants of the said ships. Please acquaint the said Court accordingly at their first sitting. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 328.
William Lowndes to Col. Hunter, Governor of New York. Informations have been laid before my Lords of great wastes and abuses committed in her Majesty's woods by Mr. Brydger, who was sent over with the character of Surveyor to take care of and preserve the said woods. My Lords transmitted the said informations to the Admiralty for their examination into that matter. Please make the strictest enquiry into the management and behaviour of the said Brydger and as to any such wastes committed by him or any others and report thereon to my Lords. (The like letter to Col. Dudley, Governor of New England.) Ibid., p. 329.
Same to Mr. Wise. The Queen approves your proposal for taking out of the House Park at Windsor the twenty spotted deer which her Majesty intends to send as a present to the Emperor of Morocco. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild [Paymaster of Marines] to report on the enclosed letter and memorial [missing] from Josiah Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, touching the debt due to the clothiers of the Marine Regiments and the present necessity of having those Regiments new clothed. Ibid., p. 330.
March 27 Letter of direction for 1,427l. 8s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on Malt anno 1711: and is intended for the subsistence of sundry Officers now here that belong to the Regiments in Portugal and are ordered forthwith to repair to their posts: and is to be taken as in part of 1,500,000l. granted by Parliament for the service of Spain and Portugal anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 70.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasurer of the Navy has adjusted his account with the Bank of England for interest due to them [the Bank] to the 21st inst. for moneys advanced by the Bank for the public services of the Navy and Victualling at different times: and has also adjusted with Mr. Thomas Carbonnel his account of discount and charges upon negotiating Exchequer Bills to raise money from time to time to repay the sums advanced by the Bank and to redeem the tallies or orders deposited with the Bank as security for such advances. The Treasury Lords transmit to you the said accounts being 30 in number and desire you to make forth a bill or bills to the Treasurer of the Navy according to the method of your Office for the moneys payable by him for such interest accordingly as follows:
£ s. d.
to the Bank of England 3,456 12 6
to Thomas Carbonnel 6,167 19 3
£9,624 11 9
You are to assign the same for payment out of the 10,000l. directed by my Lords Feb. 22 last, supra, p. 177, to be applied to services of this nature.
Followed by: a list of the said accounts. Disposition Book XXI, p. 71.
March 27. Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners to observe orders in Council dated March 24 inst. to release from quarantine the following ships: viz. John and Rebecca, Loving Freindship, Robert and Barbara, Lawrence frigate, Biddulph and Langley: all laden with iron, wood pitch and tar [and coming from the Baltic]. Out Letters (Customs) XV. p. 340.
Treasury reference to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Ruperta How, executrix of Emanuel Scrop How, late Ranger and Keeper of the Forests and Chases of Alice Holt and Woolmer, Co. Southampton, in which [offices] there are 45 years still vested in petitioner; setting forth several encroachments in the said forests, particularly by one Sir Simeon Steuart: therefore prays that her Majesty's rights may be preserved. Reference Book VIII, p. 451.
March 28. Same to same of the petition of William Carnaby for extension of his term in two fulling mills near the late monastery of Newminster, Co. Northumberland. Ibid.
March 29. Money warrant for 20l. to John Cooper, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage to Antigua whither he is going chaplain. (Letter of direction dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 47. Order Book VIII, p. 35. Disposition Book XXI, p. 78.
Same for 299l. 13s. 6d. to John Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, for two bills of extraordinaries 1709–10 Feb. 1 to 1710–11 Feb. 1 in his said Service.
Appending: said bills, as allowed by Secretary Lord Dartmouth (1) from 1709–10 Feb. 1 to 1710 Aug. 1
£ s. d.
for postage of letters 96 8 0
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 30 0 0
for intelligence of all sorts 23 10 6
£149 18 6
Together with: allowance dated Whitehall 14 March 1710–11 by Lord Dartmouth: "I allow this bill."
(2) from 1710 Aug. 1 to 1710–11 Feb. 1 £ s. d.
for postage of letters 90 10 0
for paper, pens and other stationery ware 35 0 0
for intelligence 24 5 0
[sic for 139l. 15s. 0d.] £140 15 0
Together with: the like allowance of same date.
(Money order dated March 31 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 48. Order Book VIII, p. 43.
March 29. Treasury warrant to James Worseley, Woodward of New Forest, Co. Southampton, to grub up and sell for firewood as many as possible of the old stools of trees formerly felled for the Navy and to fell polard and decayed trees there ("on giving such notice as is prescribed in the several Acts of Parliament in that behalf") sufficient to raise 900l. to pay the three years' arrears due 1711 Lady day on the allowance of 300l. per an. to the officers and keepers of said forest, as certified by Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South: and to pay and distribute the said 900l. amongst the said officers in such proportions and according to such directions as you shall receive from the Lord Warden of said Forest, "and you are to account for your doings herein yearly before her Majesty's auditor for Co. Hants." Money Book XXI, pp. 55–6.
Money order for 250l. to John Scrope for 1711 Lady day on his additional allowance as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. Order Book VIII, p. 44.
Same for 5l. to Edward Milward for same quarter's allowance as Porter attending at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid., p. 45.
Same for 400l. to Robert Harley, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for same quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites. Ibid., p. 46.
Same for 40l. to Peter Le Neve and Sir Simeon Stuart, bart., Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, for 1710 Michaelmas and Hilary terms for extraordinary pains in sorting and ordering records. Ibid., p. 48.
Same for 10l. to Peter Le Neve, Senior Deputy Chamberlain as above, for 1711 Lady day quarter on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure [in the Exchequer]. Ibid., p. 49.
[?] Same for 35l. to the Clerks and Ministers of the Receipt for one year to 1711 Lady day on their respective fees: viz. of 12l. each to the abovesaid Le Neve and Stuart; 100s. to John Taylor; 100s. to John Awbrey; 6l. to John Corbet as Clerk to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells; 100s. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher. Ibid.
March 29. Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1711 Lady day quarter for keeping the Register of public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid., p. 52.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. At the request of the Treasury Lords the Bank of England has agreed to advance 30,000l. to you for the service of the Navy, repayable out of the second payment of the present Lottery [9 Anne, c. 6] with six per cent. interest and on a deposit of 30,000l. tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1711. My Lords direct you to make the said deposit accordingly and to apply the said sum as follows: viz.
£
for Wages, being to pay the Defyance and Salisbury before they sail to the West Indies 7,500
for Wear and Tear, being to pay bills of exchange already due 7,000
for Victualling, being to pay bills of exchange already due 15,500
£30,000
Disposition Book XXI, p. 70.
March 29 Letter of direction for 40,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of the undisposed residue of the 470,000l. which has been paid into the Exchequer by the Receivers of the Contributions to the Lottery anno 1711: and is intended to be paid over to the exchange remitters for the like value in their bills formerly given for the service of the Forces in Flanders. Ibid., p. 71.
William Lowndes to the Receivers of the Lottery. My Lords expect that as the money of the present Lottery will be a-paying into you more or less every day you be punctual in answering what shall be paid one day, into the Exchequer the next [day], according as you are obliged by the condition of your bonds. Ibid., p. 72. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 332.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. My Lords have imprested 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded out of Land Tax tallies anno 1711. You are to take care that the said tallies and orders be not applied to any services of your Office until you have laid before my Lords an account of those [services] which you judge most pressing and until you receive my Lords' orders thereon. Disposition Book XXI, p. 72.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. Pursuant to order you have issued 2,400l. per week to Robert Corker for account of the tin affair. My Lords desire that for the future there be issued to him no more than 2,250l. per week and that the 150l. difference as from Jan. 31 last be accounted as part of the first weekly sum to be so issued to him. Ibid., p. 73.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill on the Navy Treasurer for 20,000l. to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, out of Land Tax tallies and orders anno 1711 remaining in the said Treasurer's hands; three fifths thereof (or 12,000l.) is to be placed to account of the head of wages anno 1711 and the remaining two fifths to the head of Victualling of the same year. Ibid.
March 29. Letter of direction for 77,333l. 6s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: one moiety thereof out of the money that shall be paid [in] by the Receivers of the present Lottery for account of the third payment of the Contribution money which is to be made at the Exchequer on or before July 2 next and the remaining moiety out of the like moneys of the fourth and last payment of the said Contributions which are to be made on or before Aug. 1 next. The said total sum is to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen et al. for the value of 320,000 Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, in their bills already given on Turin for the subsidy to the Duke of Savoy, at the exchange rate of 58 pence sterling per Crown, whereof 106,666 2/3 Crowns at 45 days, the like at 60 days and the like at 75 days date. Ibid., p. 74.
Same for 14,606l. 5s. 0d. to same: 10,000l. thereof out of the second payment of Contribution money on the said Lottery to be made on or before June 1 next and the remainder out of the third payment thereof to be made on or before July 2 next. The said total sum is to be paid over to the said Sir Theodore Janssen to answer the value in bills of exchange payable to him and drawn on the said Brydges by William Chetwynd, her Majesty's Envoy at Genoa, for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Spain. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General enclosing the papers [missing] which my Lords have received from Secretary St. John touching an allowance desired by Mr. Macky, Director of the packet boats at Dover, for his extraordinary attendance the last year on the Duke of Marlborough. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 328.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance for an account of all the sums issued to the Treasurer of the Ordnance either in money or tallies at the Receipt out of the funds anno 1711; to what uses same have been applied and what remains; and that you propose to my Lords to what uses the said remains and the residue of the sums voted for the service of the Ordnance in this session of Parliament may most necessarily be applied between this time and the end of the year. (The like letter to the Treasurer of the Navy; to Mr. Brydges [for the Forces Abroad]; and to Mr. How [for the Guards and Garrisons].) Ibid., p. 331.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of George Daniel, gent., shewing that there is recently deceased in Great Britain a papist with an estate of 800l. which by will was directed to be sent to France to Roman Catholics, her Majesty's enemies; and the executors are about transmitting the same: therefore praying a grant thereof upon his discovering the same at his own charge. Reference Book VIII, p. 451.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of the Earl of Rochester, Keeper of New Park at Richmond, shewing that there are several repairs necessary to be done in said park. Ibid.
Same to Mr. How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, of the petition of the Earl of Clarendon shewing that he appointed John Thrale to be Agent to the four Companies at New York, who died in May 1704 having then in his hands a considerable sum of the pay of the said four Companies and the late Lord Treasurer [Godolphin] ordered Thrale's executors not to part with the same till further order; that the said Earl (upon Lord Lovelace's landing at New York [as Governor]) was arrested for part of that money and taken in execution and thereby hindered from coming over [to England] seventeen months to the prejudice of his health and affairs: therefore praying that the money in the hands of the said executors may be paid to him to discharge what is due to the said four Companies which is now become his [petitioner's] debt by virtue of the judgment obtained against him at New York. Reference Book VIII, p. 452.
March 29. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. William Rientor. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 221.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to pay the salary bill [not detailed] of the Customs, Scotland, for 1711 Lady day quarter so far as concerns the Commissioners and patent officers thereof: and as to the other officers to pay the persons who served therein to 1711 Lady day: but no officer to be paid for a longer time than he actually served: all notwithstanding that the lists thereof differ very much from each other and none of them clearly expresses how much therein belongs to persons serving but [or only] part of a quarter and how much to others who served the remainder thereof. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 224–5.
March 30. Letter of direction for 2,609l. 17s. 0d. to John Chetwynd; 784l. 17s. 0d. thereof to be satisfied out of loans to be made by himself on the sale of her Majesty's tin and the remaining 1,825l. out of Civil List moneys. [The 2,609l. 17s. 0d. total of this letter of direction comprises four different money warrants signed in Chetwynd's favour as follows, viz. (1) of 7 Dec. 1710 for 1,375l. for ordinary, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 7; (2) of 7 Dec. 1710 for 485l. 3s. 6d. for extraordinaries, ibid., p. 534; (3) of 29 Mar. 1711 for 299l. 13s. 6d. for extraordinaries, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 224–5; and (4) of 23 March 1710–11 for 450l. for ordinary, ibid., p. 218.] Disposition Book XXI, p. 72.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of the Masters of several ships hired into her Majesty's Transport service ever since May 1710, alleging that they were hired at the rate of 11s. per ton per month and accordingly victualled for six months; that having been detained at Spithead above eight months their provisions are spent and they are under a necessity of furnishing anew; that the difference between the discount of Transport Bills at the time they were first hired and at this present time has altered the price from 11s. per ton to 14s. per ton: therefore praying that they may either be allowed demurrage or the present rate of 14s. per ton, they having been obliged to sell the Bills they received upon their contract at the present discount to enable them to perform that service. Reference Book VIII, p. 451.
March 30. Treasury commission to Charles Trench to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Obed. Smith. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General for Co. Northants. to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Trench.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 64, 65.
March 31. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to James Craggs as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain: his ordinary to commence from March 25 inst. and the first quarter thereon to be paid in advance. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 448.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Andrew Scot, master of the ship Six Brothers, praying release from quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 330.