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Warrant Book: April 1711, 2-10

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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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April 1711

April 2. Royal sign manual for 612l. to Richard, Earl Rivers, Constable of the Tower of London: without account: towards subsistence for two sons of Lord Middleton who are prisoners in the Tower, to wit John Middleton, commonly called Lord Clermont, and Charles Middleton his brother. (Money warrant dated April 3 hereon.) (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 445. Order Book VIII, p. 46. Disposition Book XXI, p. 83.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise and require the Navy Commissioners forthwith to dispose of (by selling to the Queen's best advantage) the naval stores as follows which are found unuseful for our service in the Navy; and to pay the proceeds to the Navy Treasurer upon account.
Appending: schedule of said decayed, unserviceable and useless stores in the several Yards of Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth and Plymouth and Kinsale. The schedule includes the ship Tryton at Woolwich; old stores from the wreck of her Majesty's late ship Fox at Holyhead not worth removing; the Little Joseph hoy at Lisbon. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 445, 449–50.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (John, Earl Poulett, Robert Harley, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Henry Pagett, Sir Thomas Mansell, Robert Benson) for 1711 Lady day quarter on their salary. Money Book XXI, p. 50. Disposition Book XXI, p. 77.
Same for 75l. to John Wekett for same quarter for his attendance on the Treasury Lords and on his allowance for incidents, &c., for the Treasury Office.
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for his extraordinary pains in carrying letters. Money Book XXI, p. 50. Order Book VIII, p. 46.
Same for 23,328l. 3s. 0¾d. to the Bank of England for three per cent. allowance on the circulating the sum of 3,125,812l. 10s, 0d. issued in Exchequer Bills to March 25 last, to wit for the said interest for the quarter ended the said March 25. (Money order dated April 9 hereon.)
Prefixing: certificate by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, of the Exchequer Bills so circulated and the interest thereon for said quarter:
£ s. d.
for circulating 3,087,812l. 10s. 0d. in Exchequer Bills for said quarter pursuant to Acts of Parliament 23,158 11 10½
on 23,000l. such Bills issued for circulation Jan. 18 last, 66 days' interest 124 15 4
for ditto of 5,000l. such Bills issued for discharge of interest on said date: 66 days' interest 27 2
for ditto of 5,000l. such Bills issued Feb. 15 for discharge of interest, 38 days' interest 15 12
for ditto of 5,000l. [issued on March 20] for discharge of interest: five days' interest 2 1 1
£23,328 3
total issue 3,125,812l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XXI, p. 51. Order Book VIII, p. 50.
April 2. Letter of direction for 2,875l. to the Earl of Stair: out of Civil List moneys: on the money orders in his name [see supra, pp. 215, 218]. Disposition Book XXI, p. 75.
Same for 4,000l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy, out of the moneys in the Exchequer on the Land Tax or the eleventh 4s. Aid anno 1708, "the loans on that Aid being transferred to the Land Tax for the year 1711: and is intended to be applied to pay [Navy seamen's wage] tickets assigned to be paid by Act of Parliament according to a list thereof for the month of March last: and is to be placed to account as [part of or] in aid of the quota for [seamen's] Wages anno 1702, the quota to that head for the year 1708 being completed" Ibid.
Same for 1,698l. 5s. 10d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on the credit of the Duties on Malt anno 1711: and is to be placed to account of clearings for her Majesty's Troops in Flanders, being to be applied towards answering such Exchequer fees for moneys issued for the service of the said Troops as are to be allowed by Act of Parliament. "Your Lordship [Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt] will please to issue what remains unsatisfied on this letter out of loans in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1711 in default of loans on the Duties on Malt." Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of moneys now in the Exchequer on the One Third Tonnage and Poundage which was granted for the year 1704 [by the Act 2–3 Anne, c. 18] (all loans thereon and the interest thereof being satisfied): and is to be accounted as in further part of 357,000l. voted for Guards and Garrisons in 1704 and to be paid over to Sir John Gibson pursuant to a royal warrant in that behalf. Ibid., Ibid., p. 76.
William Lowndes to George Granville [Secretary at War]. My Lords have considered that part of your letter to me concerning the provisions desired by the Earl of Leven for the Garrisons of Edinburgh, Sterling and Dunbarton. They desire you to inform yourself from the said Earl what sorts of provisions he thinks necessary, the quantities and an estimate for same "and in what manner he proposes the Government should be repaid for the same: and also what account has been rendered of 1,000l. which was advanced to his Lordship about three years since for the Garrison at Edinburgh." My Lords desire your report hereon by tomorrow morning if possible. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 331.
April 2. Same to same enclosing the draft of the Instructions for John Chetwynd in relation to the extraordinary expenses of the war in Piedmont as agreed by the Auditors of Imprests. Please prepare a royal warrant for same so that Mr. Chetwynd (who 'tis expected will set out to-morrow for Savoy) may take them along with him. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to lay before my Lords by to-morrow morning an account of the whole claim or demand of the King of Portugal for powder to Xmas last, how much thereof has been satisfied and when, and how much remains due to him for the same, pursuant to any treaties in that behalf. Ibid.
Same to James Brydges and George Granville to report on the memorial of the Marquis of Montandre praying for 2,096l. for 524 volunteers at 4l. a man and 340l. for 85 imprest men for his Regiment, which 'tis alleged has been disbursed by the Officers in recruiting thereof. Please give my Lords an account by to-morrow morning what real effective men there are in that Regiment, what sums have been paid on account of the prisoners [formerly part thereof] and whether the same [sums] have been duly deducted out of the pay of the said Regiment and what the whole savings beyond the said charge of prisoners hath amounted to for the time the same was discontinued. Ibid., p. 332.
Same to George Granville. I have read to my Lords yours of the 29th ult. with the two drafts of Establishments which accompanied same, the one for a Company of Invalids to keep Guard at the Tower and the other for two Companies more to strengthen the Garrisons of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. I am directed to acquaint you that as the forming the said Companies and recruiting the same from time to time out of the Invalid Out Pensioners [of Chelsea Hospital] has been agreed by a Committee in Council and approved by her Majesty my Lords have no objection against the said Establishments in the manner they are framed but desire that the [date of] commencement thereof may be settled and [the blank thereof] filled up before you offer the same to be signed by her Majesty. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing a book [missing], which has been exhibited to my Lords by the Commissioners for Transports, containing an account of the charge of transporting her Majesty's Forces from England to Holland in 1703. Please prepare a state of said account and submit it to my Lords. Ibid., p. 333.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] in the name of Richard Buttler (Butler) of New Ross, Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 221.
April 3. Instructions under the royal sign manual to be observed by John Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, in relation to the extraordinary expenses of the war in Piedmont.
(1) You are to make contracts or agreements on our behalf with such person or persons as you shall find most proper to provide the necessary mules for carrying or transporting the proviande, ammunition, sick and wounded soldiers and all other things necessary: as also for such a number of oxen and horses as shall be judged requisite for the Train of Artillery and in case the numbers first agreed for shall not be found sufficient for the service, then to make such additions as shall be thought necessary.
(2) Whereas the charge arising upon such contracts and agreements is to be borne by us [the Queen] you are to examine how far the same are complied with and to oblige the contractors, or other persons concerned, to produce certificates thereof under the hand of the General Commanding in Chief the Army of the Allies or under the hand of such person or persons as his Royal Highness [the Duke of Savoy] or the said General shall appoint for that purpose, whereupon you are to pay the charge of such contract or agreement.
(3) You are to see that the necessary magazines be provided with such quantities of corn, hay, oats and biscuit as his Royal Highness or the General Commanding the Army of the Allies in Piedmont shall require or may be thought requisite for prosecuting the war on that side.
(4) You are carefully to examine into the deliveries and distribution of the said corn, hay, oats and biscuit and to certify to the Commissioners of the Treasury the charge of the magazines of the said provisions and to what Troops the same are from time to time delivered.
(5) You are to pay what shall be found necessary for mending of ways and making of bridges either for the army to pass or to amuse the enemy; as also for making ovens or such other dispositions of the like nature as his Royal Highness or the General of the Army may require and which shall appear to be absolutely requisite for the good of the service; the expense whereof is to be certified by the General Commanding the Army or such other person or persons as his Royal Highness shall appoint.
(6) You are to get and pay for Intelligences; as also to pay for spies and couriers such sums as shall be requisite; of which you are to keep a particular account and to attest the same upon oath.
(7) You are to pay the charge of the campaign post horses for the use of the General on the public service.
(8) You are to employ such persons under you with such reasonable salaries and allowances as shall be found necessary and proper for the better carrying on the service committed to your care: an account of which persons with the salaries and allowances made to them, and the services they are employed on, you are as often as conveniently you can to send to the Treasury Lords here for their approbation.
(9) And in regard some other contingent expenses and charges may arise which are not hereinbefore specified or foreseen, you are in all such cases to comply with the desires or requests of his Royal Highness or the General of the Army in paying for the same as occasion shall require, taking proper vouchers for the same.
(10) You are to take particular care that all the expenses for the aforegoing services be brought as low as the same will admit of and that all your contracts and agreements be made upon the best and easiest terms possible for our advantage.
(11) And whereas there is a sum not exceeding 100,000l. granted by Parliament for the extraordinaries of the war in Piedmont for the ensuing year, you are to take care not to exceed the said sum in the [total of] contracts and payments aforesaid.
(12) And that a just and regular account may be given by you of all the moneys you shall receive and pay pursuant to these our instructions, you are upon payment of any money to take the acquittance of the party, specifying therein the service and use for which the same is paid (except for spies and couriers for whose payment the direction of his Royal Highness signified in writing with your own oath are to be your vouchers).
(13) You are from time to time as proper opportunity offers to transmit to the Treasury Lords abstracts of your receipts and payments together with copies of all such contracts as shall be made by you on occasion of this service: and your accounts of issues and deliveries of stores: to the end the charge and expense of this service may be known as the same arises.
(14) And lastly you are to observe all such orders and directions relating to the service aforesaid as We shall think fit to signify to you by our Principal Secretaries of State or our Treasury Lords respectively. All this is to be first entered with our Principal Secretaries of State and Auditors of Imprests.
Queen's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 446–7.
April 3 Letter of direction for 803l. 3s. 7¾d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to Henry Wise: 700l. thereof for 1711 Lady day quarter on his contract for the royal gardens and 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for same quarter for St. James's Park (for the underkeepers, gatekeepers, hay and corn for the deer and feed for the fowl). (William Lowndes to said Dartiquenave to so pay same to said Wise.) Disposition Book XXI, p. 75.
William Lowndes to the Secretary at War. My Lords desire you make out and transmit to them weekly an account of all the Troops in Great Britain, where they are severally quartered and what their effective numbers are. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 332.
April 4 Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Treasury Lords direct you to assign 45,000l. to Sir Henry Furnese out of the tallies and orders in your hands on the Land Tax and Malt anno 1711 reserved for him towards satisfaction of 100,000l. agreed by him on Nov. 20 last to be furnished in Portugal. In assigning the said orders you are to take care to compute the interest incurred thereupon from the dates thereof to the 2nd inst. towards the further satisfaction of the said 100,000l. and thereupon to lay before my Lords an exact account of the said interest to the end a proper warrant may be given to the Auditors of the Imprests to surcharge you therewith. Disposition Book XXI, p. 76.
April 4 Letter of direction for 1,779l. 7s. 6d. to the Duke of St. Albans: out of Civil List moneys: 1,029l. 7s. 6d. thereof for three quarters to Xmas 1709 on his allowances as Master of the Hawks and 750l. for same three quarters on his pension of 1,000l. per an. in lieu of [that out of] the Logwood farm. Ibid.
Same for 158l. 12s. 0d. to James Brydges: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1711: and is intended to be paid over to ten Officers of Col. [R.] Frank's Regiment now going to Portugal for two months on their subsistence to enable them to repair thither: and is to be accounted as part of the 1,500,000l. for the service of the war in Spain and Portugal for the year 1711. Ibid., p. 77.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. The Treasury Lords lately ordered 20,000l. to be imprested to the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded in tallies and orders remaining in his hands [sic for remaining in the hands of the Navy Treasurer] on the Land Tax anno 1711, with all interest accrued thereupon from the dates thereof. You are to cause the said tallies and orders or the moneys which you shall be enabled to raise thereupon to be applied to the following services: viz.
£ s. d.
to answer bills of exchange accepted before Jan. 1 last [for the service of Sick and Wounded and prisoners at war] 8,472 4 6
towards subsistence of the prisoners at war where the occasions are most pressing 8,764 0 9
towards answering the general charges of the [Sick and Wounded] Office 2,763 14 9
£20,000 0 0
Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Thomas Smith in the name of the merchants of the city of Glasgow praying redress as to several matters thereby complained of, which regard (as they allege) the freedom of their trade [see infra, pp. 541–2, under date Nov. 8]. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 333.
Same to George Granville, Secretary at War. My Lords have laid before the Queen the several matters contained in Mr. Stanhope's letter to Mr. Brydges of Feb. 7 last. I am to signify her Majesty's pleasure thereupon as follows: viz.
(1) Her Majesty agrees to appoint a Paymaster for the prisoners with such powers and instructions as he [Stanhope] has proposed; and also a Commissary or Muster Master for them.
(2) Her Majesty will continue his [Stanhope's] pay as General and Commander in Chief and will allow to the General Officers (Carpenter, Wills, Pepper and Gore) who are taken prisoners with him the same pay they received or were respectively entitled to before they were taken.
(3) As to the subsistence of the foreigners who are taken her Majesty is pleased to declare that she will allow subsistence to such of them as were actually in her Majesty's pay at the time of their being taken but not to any other foreigners that were made prisoners.
Please give notification hereof to the proper officers as soon as may be, to the end that all concerned may govern themselves accordingly. Ibid., p. 334.
April 4. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners for discharge from quarantine of the ships Nathaniel and Hedway Eleona from Gottenburg laden with iron and deal: in accordance with the order of the Queen in Council of April 1. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 340.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of John Atkins, security in 500l. for Charles Herle, distributor of stamps for Co. Cornwall who has failed indebted to the Crown in more than the said bond; petitioner praying to pay 40l. a year as he is unable to pay the whole 500l. Reference Book VIII, p. 452.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a warrant by the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Chamberlain, dated 1710 July 12 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, to provide blankets and counterpanes [not detailed] for the Queen's service at Hampton Court: to an estimate of 82l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Miles Parker offering his securities, detailed, for the place of Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Oxford. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 46.
Warrant from the Treasury Lords to George Granville, Secretary at War. The Earl of Leven, Commander in Chief of her Majesty's Forces in Scotland, has sent to my Lords an estimate of three months' provisions for the Garrisons of Edinburgh, Sterling and Dumbarton amounting to 912l. 1s. 8d. Please prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons to imprest so much to said Earl with a clause that he take care that the persons employed to deliver out said stores transmit a true account thereof to said Paymaster specifying the quantities and the Regiments, Troops or Companies to which delivered, so that the value thereof may be deducted out of their pay respectively: and with a further clause that in case the said stores shall not be necessarily expended this summer then the said Commander in Chief do give direction for issuing the same or the remainder thereof to the said Garrisons in the ensuing winter so that they may not be spoiled or damaged by long keeping so as to bring a loss upon her Majesty.
Appending: said estimate. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 225–6.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Excise for 1711 Lady day quarter: total 6,566l. 2s. 5¾d. Money Book XX, p. 389.
Treasury allowance of the Malt Office salary bill for last Lady day quarter: total 354l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XX, p. 390.
April 5. The like for the Officers for the Duties on Candles and Apprentices for said quarter: total 779l. 18s. 4d. Ibid., p. 391.
Money warrant for 419l. 8s. 11d. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, to wit 80l. 11s. 1d. for 29 days from Xmas 1710 to 24 Jan. 1710–11 on her allowance of 1,000l. per an. as one of the Ladies of the Bedchamber and 338l. 17s. 9d. for 61 days on her allowance of 2,000l. per an. as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
161l. 2s. 2d. to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, for 29 days from 1710 Xmas to Jan. 24 last on her allowance of 2,000l. per an. as late Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber for 1711 Lady day quarter, viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Anne Charlotte, Lady Fretchville; Henrietta, Viscountess Ryalton; Countess of Burlington; Countess of Sunderland; Lady Jane Hyde; Duchess of Devonshire; Countess of Scarborough.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber for same quarter, viz. Agnata Cooper, Abigail Masham, Margaret Feilding, Alice Hill, Isabella Hartstongue, Beata Danvers.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour for said quarter, viz. Jane Kingdon, Jane Warburton, Mary Forrester, Susannah Yelverton, Ann Wyvill, Henrietta Ma[ria] Scarborough. Ibid. XXI, p. 53. Order Book VIII, pp. 47, 48. Disposition Book XXI, p. 86.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke for same quarter on his allowance as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. Money Book XXI, p. 54. Order Book VIII, p. 48. Disposition Book XXI, p. 86.
Same for 60l. to William Alderton for his charges in going into the country, viz. 10l. each for three journeys into Surrey and 30l. for a 28 days' journey into the county of Northampton to attend the present Receiver [of said County] upon his receipt of the third quarter of the present year's Land Tax, in order to take a particular account of his receipts and the arrear standing out in that County, so that the Treasury Lords might be satisfied as to the true state and condition of the taxes there: all which service he did very well perform.
Prefixing: representation by the Agents for Taxes as to said services. Money Book XXI, p. 56. Order Book VIII, p. 51. Disposition Book XXI, p. 86.
Same for 50l. to Roger Millart for the charges of similar journeys into the Counties of Chester, Denbigh and Flint to take an account of the Land Tax arising in those Counties for which Thomas Lloyd was Receiver General, in order to lay a true state of the receipts and arrears thereof before the Treasury: which service he performed with care and diligence and at much expense, being out 39 days.
Prefixing: report ut supra. Money Book XXI, p. 57. Order Book VIII, p. 51. Disposition Book XXI, p. 86.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons. The Bank of England has at the instance of the Treasury Lords agreed to advance to you 30,000l. at six per cent. interest repayable out of the first money coming in on the Lottery. They desire you to receive the said 30,000l. from the Bank accordingly and to deposit tallies and orders to that amount as security. You are to apply as follows the said sum together with a further 25,401l. 7s. 11d. made up from tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Land Tax 1711 and the interest thereon from the dates thereof: all in accordance with your memorial of the 4th inst.: viz.
£ s. d.
for account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1711
to repay so much borrowed on a deposit of Land Tax tallies redeemable out of the first money coming in on the Lottery 5,700 19 8
to complete two months' subsistence, Dec. 23 last to Feb. 23 last, for the several Troops and Regiments in Great Britain and the Battalion of Guards abroad 29,068 8 2
for the same 63 days' subsistence for the outpensioners [of Chelsea Hospital], chargeable to the account of [deductions of] Poundage and [one] day's pay 5,440 2 4
for account of the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1711
for the same two months' subsistence for several Regiments, part of this Establishment 11,656 11 6
on account of Invalids anno 1711
for the 12 Companies of Invalids on account of their pay from 23 Dec. 1710 2,700 0 0
on account of the Extraordinaries of the War
for 61 days' pay for 30 Ensigns ordered upon service abroad from 1 April inst. to 31 May next 274 10 0
for Mr. Carbonnell for the charge of discounting 88,325l. in Exchequer Bills 560 16 3
£55,401 7 11
"and because it is not immediately to be known how much the interest on the tallies to be applied as aforesaid will amount unto, so as to charge you therewith in your accounts, my Lords desire you to take care to surcharge yourself [therewith ambulando as the said interest comes to be known] and to transmit copies hereof to the Auditors of Imprests for their remembrance herein". Disposition Book XXI, p. 61.
April 5. Letter of direction for 400l. to [Robert Harley as] Chancellor and under Treasurer of the Exchequer: for 1711 Lady day quarter: out of Civil List money. Ibid., p. 77.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General and Solicitor General to report on the petition of Mr. Edwards and others, Contributors to the Lottery for the year 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6], who are unwilling to withdraw a fifth part of what they severally contributed and paid to the said Lottery, "alleging that as they paid to the proper Receivers their money before the whole 1,500,000l. was advanced, so as they judge themselves to be entitled to such number of tickets as the money advanced by them do require; on which the petitioners seem to insist" Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 333.
April 5. William Lowndes to the Barons of the Exchequer in North Britain to report on the enclosed account [missing] exhibited to my Lords by the Earl of Leven of the expenditure of 1,000l. imprested to him at the time of the late invasion in Scotland. Ibid., p. 334.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial and account [missing] relating to a sum demanded by John Chetwynd "for completing the extraordinary charge of the war in Piedmont for the last campaign." Ibid., p. 336.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a warrant by the Duchess of Somerset [as Mistress of the Robes], dated March 29 last, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to provide lace [not detailed] for the Queen's person: to an estimate of 153l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
The like of a warrant by the Duke of Shrewsbury as Lord Chamberlain, dated March 30 last, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, to provide furniture [not detailed] for the Queen's chapel at Somerset House: to an estimate of 116l. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of the Customs, Scotland, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Royal warrant dated April 2 inst. to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,123l. 10s. 0d. to the persons following as reward for seizing certain cargoes of wines imported in the ships as below which were appraised and admitted to composition in the Exchequer in North Britain at two thirds parts of the appraised value of the whole quantity, being about 280 tons: on which the Treasury Lords propose a reward of 4l. a ton to the said seizers: viz.
£ s. d.
Jo[h]n Short for one moiety of 400l. for 100 tons seized in the Katherine of Leith 200 0 0
same for a moiety of 144l. for 36 tons seized in the Ann of Peterhead 72 0 0
same for a moiety of 164l. for 41 tons seized in the Bannerman of Aberdeen 82 0 0
to William, Strode for the other moiety of the above Ann seizure 72 0 0
same for the other moiety of the above Bannerman seizure 82 0 0
Hercules Smith for the other moiety of the Katherine seizure 200 0 0
Charles Ogilvie for 40 tons seized in the Adventure 163 10 0
Alexander Bell for 63 tons seized in the Concord of Leith 252 0 0
£1,123 10 0
Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 226–7.
April 6. Money warrant for 37l. 5s. 4d. to George Vertu and Thomas Bubbin for an overpayment in their account as late Sheriffs of the City of Norwich for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29: arising by their payment of 40l. for apprehending John Jubbs, a burglar, pursuant to an Act of Parliament [6 Anne, c. 31] in that behalf. (Money order dated May 15 hereon. In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1711 June 9 by Treasurer Oxford hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 54. Order Book VIII, p. 67.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage for paying the surplusage of 4l. 1s. 2d. resting on the account of John Jenyns as Sheriff of Co. Huntingdon for the year ended 1709 Sept. 29: the same to be paid out of the like debit resting on the account of John Harpur as Sheriff [of said county] for the succeeding year.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and debit respectively. Ibid.
Same to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 5,718l. 16s. 7d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts between March 9 last and April 6 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows, viz. 240l. from Vellum Duties; 2,220l. 16s. 10d. from Continued Impositions; 1,806l. 14s. 5d. from Salt; 1,151l. 5s. 4d. from Windows and 300l. from the Duties on Marriages, this last item being a surplus from the first General Mortgage [or Sinking Fund or Deficiencies Amortization Scheme]: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register 6 April 1711. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 26135 13 3547 18
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 1200 0 0 131 12
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 5900 0 0 1818 11
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 1271 6 220 14
669092 19 9 34507 0 1 5718 16 7
Money Book XXI, p. 59.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on Sir David Dalrymple's memorial concerning the restraining the importation of Irish corn and cattle into Scotland and preventing many frauds in the tobacco trade and in the exportation of wool and preserving the salmon fishery from the Mull of Galloway to the port of Inverlochy. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 334.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to the several bills of exchange drawn and demands made for the services relating to the late Expedition under Col. Nicholson to Port Royal in America. Which of the sums therein will require a royal warrant for their allowance ? Ibid, p. 335.
Same to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Granville. Please hasten your report on the memorial of the Marquis de Montandre relating to a demand for 2,776l. for levy money. Please inform the Treasury Lords what has been done in the cases of the Regiments of Hay and Breton and whether the case of Montandre's is any way different from theirs. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 335.
April 6. Treasury warrant for the 1711 Lady day quarter's Civil Establishment of Scotland, not detailed, amounting to 4,842l. 18s. 4¾d.: being ut supra, pp. 121–4. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 227.
April 7. Letter of direction for 8,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of money now in the Exchequer arising from Contributions to the Lottery anno 1711: and is intended to be paid over to the Deputy Paymaster going on the Expedition under Brigadier Hill, for the service thereof. Disposition Book XXI, p. 78.
Same for 912l. 1s. 8d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions as above: and is intended to be paid over to the Earl of Leven to supply the Garrisons of Edinburgh, Stirling and Dumbarton with provisions, the charge whereof is to be made good [to the Queen] by deductions out of the subsistence of the respective Regiments, ut supra, p. 235. Ibid., p. 79.
Same for 10,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of Contributions as above: half thereof for sea service and half for land service of the Ordnance. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Robert Walpole [Treasurer of the Navy]. The Bank of England has agreed to advance to you 30,000l. upon a deposit of 30,000l. of Land Tax tallies anno 1711 remaining in your hands and to be repaid out of Contributions for the Lottery before June 1 next. The Treasury Lords direct you to make the said deposit accordingly. The said sum is to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for Wages; being to pay the Milford five years' pay to the end of June 1708 6,400 0 0
for Wear and Tear; being for bills of exchange under that head 9,000 0 0
for Victualling; to wit to pay bills of exchange already due 10,346 15 9
for ditto; for paying the coopers to Xmas 1710 4,253 4 3
£30,000 0 0
Ibid., p. 80.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills on the Navy Treasurer "in the method of your Office" for [his] paying 6,600l. to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines: as imprest for the services following: viz.
£
for the Officers of the six Marine Regiments to enable them to proceed in raising recruits, being at the rate of 600l. a Regiment and the charge [whereof is] to be borne out of moneys arising by respits 3,600
towards the clearings of the said six Marine Regiments to the 24th Dec. 1709, being intended to put the Detachment of Marines upon the same foot with the rest of the Forces ordered upon the present Expedition 3,000
£6,600
You are to assign the said bills for payment out of the anno 1711 Land Tax tallies and orders remaining in the hands of the said Treasurer, with all interest accrued thereupon; for which interest said Whitfeild is to be accountable. Ibid.
April 7. Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. By their minute of this day [sic for April 6, see supra, p. 41] the Treasury Lords have empowered you to borrow 3,525l. from the Bank of England, repayable out of Contributions to the Lottery on or before June 1 next. You are to apply said sum (together with 3,500l. in Malt tallies anno 1711 remaining in your hands) as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for one month's subsistence in advance to the Foot Regiments of Tyrrell and Feilding ordered from Ireland, and to be computed from the day to which they shall appear to have been paid there on their embarcation 1,624 10 0
for subsistence upon account to the Regiments of [Major Gen. H.] Rook, [Lord Christopher] Slane, [Brigadier N.] Price and [Brigadier] Jones at Plymouth and is (together with 3,600l. already paid) to complete 61 days' subsistence to them, to be computed from the time to which they appear paid in Ireland on their embarcation 3,006 6 0
for Samuell Lyn to pay the allowance to Officers' widows who died in her Majesty's service in Spain and Portugal from 23 Dec. 1710 to 22 April 1711: the said allowances being chargeable to the accounts of the Regiments there as part of their subsistence 1,863 8 0
for the clerks attending the Commissioners in putting the Recruiting Act in execution, as reward at the rate of 5s. for each man listed, for their pains and trouble therein pursuant to the Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 4] and to certificates from the Secretary at War in that behalf 531 5 0
£7,025 9 0
Ibid., p. 81.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report any amendment they think necessary on the enclosed draft [missing], being so much of a Bill for laying a Duty on Hides &c., ordered by the House of Commons to be prepared, as will concern the Customs. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 335.
April 7. William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to appoint Thomas Beresford to succeed the distributor of stamped paper at Taunton who is lately dead. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland. My Lords direct you to pay 1,500l. to Archibald Douglas of Cavers (out of the part of Excise moneys in your hands applicable to the uses of the Civil Government) for the charges of the entertainment of the Lords Justiciary in Scotland in their next circuit and the salaries and allowances of the officers and others who are to attend them therein. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 228.
Same to the Customs Commissioners [in England] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Patrick Johnston desiring that the harbour of Leith might be improved for the accommodation of her Majesty's ships of war and the advantage of trade. My Lords direct you to consider the same and to report to them your opinion whether you conceive the improving the said harbour will be an advantage to trade and what the charge in making the improvement proposed may amount unto. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain.) Ibid., pp. 228, 303.
April 9. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to John, Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest for the service of the Chamber. (Money warrant dated April 20 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 18.) (Money order dated April 27 hereon, with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 21 by Treasurer Oxford.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 551. Money Book XXI, p. 68. Order Book VIII, p. 55.
Letter of direction for 13,125l. 2s. 11d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, one moiety out of Contributions to the present Lottery payable on or before 1 June next and the remaining moiety out of the like Contributions due on or before 2 July next: and is intended to be by him paid over to Sir William Hodges towards satisfaction of the sum of 19,687l. 14s. 5d. now due on bills of exchange payable to him which have been drawn for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Spain: and to be accounted as part of 1,500,000l. granted by Parliament for the service of the war in Spain and Portugal anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 82.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to peruse and return the enclosed draft [missing] of a Bill for laying Duties on Hydes. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 335.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. By the Queen's command Secretary Lord Dartmouth has sent to my Lords extracts from letters from Col. Hunter, Governor of New York, concerning the Palatines lately sent thither; as also a representation made by the Commissioners for Trade upon the foot of said letters, relating to the production of naval stores in New York and the settlement of the Palatines there for that purpose. Please send my Lords your opinion on what is therein proposed. Ibid., p. 337.
April 9. Treasury reference to Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, of the petition of the Marquess of Lothian, Colonel of her Majesty's Foot Guards at Edinburgh, shewing that the said Regiment keeps constant guard at the Cannongate, at Holyrood House and Leigh and are at great expense for fire and candle and have received no allowance for the same since the Union; that the Commanding Officer of the Guards has been obliged to contract considerable debts which having been unpaid so long the persons have refused to supply them any longer, which occasions great disorders by the soldiers on that account, so that the Commanding Officer was obliged to engage his personal estate for payment of the same: therefore praying payment of 475l. for the arrear of fire and candle from 25 Dec. 1707, the time the Regiment came upon the Establishment of Great Britain, to 24 June 1710, and that the said Regiment for the time to come may be allowed 190l. per an. and [to be] paid as the rest of her Majesty's Guards, being a sum in proportion to what is allowed the other two Regiments of Guards. Reference Book VIII, p. 455.
William Lowndes to the Lord Chief Baron and the rest of the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland. Sir Patrick Johnston and the other Trustees appointed to pay the salt certificates and fish and flesh debentures have presented to my Lords an abstract of their accounts of receipts and payments relating to that affair and have prayed an allowance for their clerks and incident expenses and of the 2d. per £ appointed them by Act of Parliament [7 Anne, c. 11, § 10]: to wit, for same to be paid them out of the remain in their hands upon the foot of their said accounts. Please report hereon. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 228, 303.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords, England, and the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to pay Archibald, Earl of Hay, the salary of 1,000l. per an. as Justice General of Scotland, as from 1710 Oct. 23, to which office he was appointed by patent dated 1710 Oct. 23 in place of George, Earl of Cromartie, resigned: the said Earl of Cromartie having had a salary of 600l. per an. for his said office and an additional 400l. per an. by the royal warrant of Aug. 7 last [Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 414]. Ibid., pp. 230–1.
April 10. Royal letters patent appointing Lieut. Col. John Arnot to be Deputy Paymaster of the Forces on the intended Expedition, the Queen intending "that a considerable body of our Land Forces and Marines shall be sent this year upon an Expedition against the common enemy": with an allowance of 3l. a day for himself and his clerks and assistants. In the exercise of his office he is to observe the instructions hereto annexed and such other instructions as he shall receive from the Queen or from the Commander of the said Expedition.
Appending: said Instructions under the Queen's sign manual. You are in the first place to issue the subsistence for each Regiment as directed by the Commander in Chief pursuant to the Regulation of subsistence. For contingencies you are to have the warrant of the Commander in Chief and you are to deduct 12d. per £ out of same unless otherwise directed by the Commander in Chief. You are to deduct 12d. in the £ from the pay of the General and Staff Officers, with one day's pay. If necessary you are to draw bills on the Paymaster General, advising him of same and of the purposes to which to be applied. You are from time to time to send the Paymaster General a particular account of your proceedings and of your balances in hand with your estimates of what sums may be necessary to be sent to you to carry on the said service. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 551–4.
April 10. Treasury warrant to Henry Bendish to pay 210l. to John Crokat for the charge of the immediate embarking of 380 Palatines going from hence to Holland and also to pay such bills as shall be drawn by James D'Ayrolle, her Majesty's Resident at the Hague, for such moneys as he shall distribute to the said Palatines on their arrival in Holland: same to be paid out of collection moneys coming to the hands of said Bendysh from the Chamber of London.
Prefixing: memorial from said Bendysh dated Serjeants Inn in Fleet Street, shewing that since the sending away of 616 of the said poor Palatines on March 3 last there are arrived from Ireland about 380 more "according to the annexed list" [missing] who are ready to be embarqued for Holland in order to return to their own country. The charge of sending them will be 20s. a head, being 5s. for provisions, 5s. for freight and 10s. on arrival in Holland. Money Book XXI, pp. 57–8.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay (out of the money which you are to receive from the Bank of England upon deposit of security) 16,000l. to Sir Theodore Janssen towards satisfaction for 31,825l. for the bills on Turin which he delivered to you to be sent by this night's post. This sum with the 15,825l directed as below is to be in full of said bills, being for 134,000 Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, payable to John Chetwynd, her Majesty's Envoy to the Duke of Savoy, at the rate of 57 pence sterling per Crown towards defraying the extraordinary charges of the war in Piedmont: and to be accounted as part of 292,369l. 2s. 4d. granted by Parliament for the extraordinary charges of the war. Disposition Book XXI, p. 82.
Letter of direction for 15,825l. to said Brydges as above: out of Contributions to the present Lottery due on July 2 next: being for the balance of the abovesaid 31,825l. for bills. Ibid., p. 83.
William Lowndes to Mr. Dayrolle [British Resident at the Hague] enclosing a list [missing] of 373 poor Palatines who are coming hence for Holland with the first fair wind on board the Two Virgins, Endeavour, Samuel and Clark, transports, in order to settle in their own countries again. Please have them called over on arrival and pay them 10s. a head, drawing bills for same on Henry Bendyshe, Esq., in Serjeants Inn in Fleet Street. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 336.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Nicho Davis, Surveyor of the Isle of Man. The Treasury Lords have received from the Customs Commissioners the draft of an Act to be passed in the Isle of Man for preventing frauds in the Customs; and also the draft of a Bill to prevent the running of debenture goods and other goods and merchandise from the said island into Great Britain. My Lords believe thay may have occasion to speak with you when they shall take the said drafts into consideration and desire you to stay in town to be ready to attend them thereon. Ibid.
April 10. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to attend my Lords this evening on your report concerning the Newfoundland bills. Ibid., p. 337.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Customs officers of the outports for 1711 Lady day quarter: total 9,756l. 11s. 3d. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 343.