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Warrant Book: April 1711, 21-30

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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 21. Letter of direction for 6,257l. 0s. 1d. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: and is to be applied towards discharging workmen out of Plymouth Yard and to be charged to the head of Wear and Tear (memorandum in the margin: placed to the head of Wear and Tear anno 1702): out of the following arrears of the revenue:
£ s. d.
out of moneys in the Exchequer on the third 4s. Aid anno 1702, all loans thereon and the interest thereof being long since satisfied 63 8 0
of the One Third Tonnage and Poundage anno 1704 55 13
of the Malt Duties anno 1707 352 19 10
of the Malt Duties anno 1708 17 6 10½
of the eleventh 4s. Aid anno 1708 2,686 14 10
of the Malt Duties anno 1709 3,080 16 10
£6,257 0 1
Disposition Book XXI, p. 89.
Same for 25,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to be paid over by him, as he shall receive it in course, to James Milner for the value of 107,142 6/7 dollars value in his sight bills on Barcelona at the rate of 4s. 8d. sterling per dollar: the said issue is to be made out of Contributions to the present Lottery [for 1,500,000l. as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 6], to wit 5,000l. out of the Contributions due on June 1 next, 10,000l. out of same due July 2 next and 10,000l. out of same due on Aug. 1 next. Ibid., p. 90.
April 22. Money warrant for 187l. 10s. 0d. to Bernard Hutchins, Receiver General for Co. Somerset: for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Money Book XXI, p. 68. Order Book VIII, p. 57. Disposition Book XXI, p. 92.
Same for 209l. to Dame Mary Everard, relict of Sir Hugh Everard, late Receiver General for Co. Essex: for extraordinary charges in his receipt. Money Book XXI, p. 69. Order Book VIII, p. 57. Disposition Book XXI, p. 95.
April 22. Money warrant for 40l. to Roger Millart, 30l. thereof for half a year to 1710 Xmas as late clerk to the Agents for Taxes and 10l. to be paid to a messenger to said Agents for same time. Money Book XXI, p. 69. Order Book VIII, p. 55. Disposition Book XXI, p. 97.
Treasury commission to Robert Ewen to be Surveyor of Houses in London loco John Twisleton, deceased: together with: warrant to the Receiver General for London &c. to pay him 50l. per an. salary as from 1711 Lady day. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 64, 65.
April 22,
March 22.
et postea.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Northampton to pay 50l. per an. salary to Charles Trench as a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses: as from 1711 Lady day.
The like dated April 16 to same for Co. Warwick to pay 60l. per an. salary to George Alcock as a same: as from 1711 Lady day. Ibid., p. 106.
April 23. Royal sign manual for 735l. to William Bromley, Speaker of the House of Commons: being the usual allowance of 5l. a day for 147 days Nov. 25 last to April 21 inst. (Money warrant dated April 25 hereon.) (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 2. Order Book VIII, p. 56. Disposition Book XXI, p. 94.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 91.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to cause an account to be kept of the Duties arising by French wines imported by virtue of the late Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 8], distinct from all other accounts of French wines. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 341.
Same to Sir John Lambert. My Lords learn from the [Principal] Officers of the Mint that all the tin consigned to your order at Hamburg is arrived there except 40 tons on board two ships which are either sailed or ready to sail from the Thames. My Lords therefore expect that you should make the loan of the remaining 20,000l., according to your agreement, some time this week without fail. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the proceeds of the sale of the goods of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty which were to be sold March 22 last and the money [from which was] to be paid into the Exchequer before the end of April. When will it be so paid ? Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated March 30 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to provide for Grey Maynard, Esq., Yeoman of her Majesty's Removing Wardrobe, two pair of white striped dimity window curtains, vallence and rods for Mrs. Hill, Bedchamber Woman, [for her] lodgings at Hampton Court; 24 hearth brushes for her Majesty's service there; three pieces of crimson "ingrn. bobin line" for window curtains there; a head board and an armed chair covered with crimson Genoa damask for her Majesty's service at Kensington and several other necessaries, unnamed, for St. James's: to an estimate of 184l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
April 24. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Charles, Visct. Townsend, of the 6,540 ounces 3 pennyweight of white plate and 644 ounces I pennyweight of white plate delivered to him out of the Jewel House 20 July 1709 as then Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General. The Queen hereby of her special grace grants the said plate to him for his own use without account. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 66–7.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Capt. William Cosby for his services and expenses in bringing an express to the Queen from the King of Spain. (Money warrant dated April 25 hereon.) (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Ibid. XXIV, p. 560. Order Book VIII, p. 54. Disposition Book XXI, p. 94.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of John How as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons the sum of 5,970l. 15s. 0d. for sundry bills of exchange drawn by Col. Nicholson and Col. Vetch towards defraying the charge of an Expedition which they were appointed to carry on for her Majesty's service in America in the year 1710: all by reason "that the accompt which we are to expect of the expenditure of the said money is not capable at present of being made perfect because the vouchers for a good part thereof are said by the said Col. Nicholson and Col. Vetch to be kept in New England.
Appending: list of said bills: £ s. d.
Col. Nicholson's bill on said How 6 April 1710 at 30 days payable to Messrs. John Love and Metcalfe for value received of John Borland, merchant at Boston, for 61 days' "net pay" to Nov. 29 last for the Officers upon the said Expedition. (N.B. This bill exceeds the Establishment [for said Expedition] by 23l. 10s. 1d., which is occasioned by 60 days' pay to a Lieutenant and 59 days' pay of an Ensign who by order of the Council of War in New England were made in the room of Lieut. Watlington and Ensign Wright, who received pay in England but did not go on the Expedition) 544 10 2
Col. Vetch's bill on said How dated 10 Nov. 1710 at Annapolis Royal at 30 days payable to Messrs. John Douglas and John Borland for value received of said Borland and by him endorsed to Messrs. John Love and Metcalf: being the neat pay of the Officers for six months in advance from 30 Nov. 1710 to 30 May 1711. (N. B. This bill will exceed the Establishment by 129l. 6s. 0d. which is occasioned by the pay of a Major appointed by order of the [said] Council of War) 1,398 6 2
Col. Nicholson's bill on the Treasury Lords dated Boston 7 Nov. 1710 at 30 days payable to Messrs. William and Sheldon Chambers for the hire of the ship Dispatch frigate, taken up by order of the [said] Council of War for a hospital ship to Port Royal, and for lumber delivered there 253 7 6
Col. Nicholson's and Col. Vetch's bill on the late Treasurer [Godolphin] dated 14 Oct. 1710 payable to Monsieur Subercase for 4,711 livres 10 sols of France in part payment of 7,499 livres 4 sols for six guns and one mortar bought for the use of her Majesty in Annapolis Royal Fort by order of the Council of War 297 14 10
Their bill on ditto of same date payable to Monsieur Bonadventure for 787 livres [sic for 2,787 livres] 14 sols of France, being the remainder of said 7,499 livres 4 sols 176 3 4
Col. Vetch's bill on ditto dated 10 Nov. 1710 at 30 days' sight payable to John Borland and by him endorsed to Messrs. John Love and Metcalf for value advanced by the said Borland to pay for 500 watch coats furnished to the soldiers in the Garrison of Annapolis Royal conform to an order of the Council of War for that effect 535 7 6
Major Richard Mullins's bill on ditto dated at Rochelle 25 Jan. 1711 [new style] payable at 21 days' sight to Mr. Michael Stuckey and by him endorsed to Mr. Peter Combauld for necessaries for the ship Despatch frigate, transport, that was sent along with the said Mullins to France with the French Governor and part of the Garrison from Annapolis Royal on her Majesty's account by order of the Council of War of Oct. 1710 145 14 0
The said Major Mullins's bill on ditto dated 6 Jan. 1711 [new style] payable [to _] and endorsed to the said Stuckey and Combauld for necessaries for the two brigantine transports that were sent along with the said Mullins to France with part of the French Garrison fron Annapolis Royal: on the same account 176 5 4
Col. Nicholson's bill on ditto dated at Boston 14 Sept. 1710 at 30 days payable to John Borland and by him endorsed to Messrs. John Love and Metcalf, for money paid by the said Borland by order of the Council of War upon account of contingent charges of the said Expedition before the Fleet sailed from Boston 1,831 17 2
Col. Nicholson's bill on the Treasury Lords dated at Boston 9 Nov. 1710 payable to John Borland and endorsed as above, for contingencies of the said Expedition at Port Royal and since return from thence: by order of the Council at War 611 9 0
£5,970 15 0
Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 1.
April 24. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark for half a year to April 10 inst. on his annuity for renouncing his pretensions to the bishopric of Eutin, and 102l. 7s. 6d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt of said 2,000l. (Money order dated July 3 for said 102l. 7s. 6d. hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 147. Order Book VIII, p. 88.
William Lowndes to [Robert Walpole] the Treasurer of the Navy. About the 20th inst, the Bank of England agreed to advance to you 20,000l. repayable out of the first money coming in on the Lottery, and on a collateral deposit of tallies and orders to that value. The Treasury Lords direct you to receive said sum and make said deposit accordingly. And out of the said sum you are to pay Mr. Nightingale and Mr. Colebrook 7,000l. to redeem a deposit made to them in tallies and orders on the twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 for the like sum advanced for the service of the Navy on the 20th Jan. and 17th Feb. last. The remaining 13,000l. you are to apply towards paying turned over men and clearing ships to the end of June 1708 as they shall come in.
And whereas 12,000l. is remaining in your hands of tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1711 ranking payable after 1,100,000l. thereon, which my Lords are informed may be disposed of at a discount of 2¼ per cent. or by allowing interest thereupon with a retrospect for such time or number of days as shall not exceed 2¼ per cent., my Lords direct you to raise said 12,000l. on said tallies accordingly and by and out of the same to pay in the first place so much as (together with 6,257l. 0s. 1d. directed to you April 21 inst., supra, p. 255) shall be sufficient to clear the workmen ordered to be discharged at Plymouth Yard, and to apply the remainder towards satisfying the ordinary of the Navy to Lady day 1711. (In the margin: 2,742l. 19s. 11d. W.T. [Wear and Tear]; 9,257l. 0s. 1d. V. [Victualling]. This evidently details the heads of accounts to which the said 12,000l. is to be charged.) Disposition Book XXI, p. 91.
Letter of direction for 300l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to Walter Chetwynd, Master of her Majesty's Buckhounds, upon a warrant lately signed by her Majesty in that behalf. Ibid., p. 92.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to attend my Lords to-morrow and come prepared to propose to them some way by which the Paymasters of the Forces may have readier notice of the moneys paid by Receivers General of Taxes for recruits &c. than they have hitherto had; "there being demands now made on the said Paymasters for moneys paid in the years 1708 and 1709 when possibly the Regiments receiving the recruits are cleared for those years without deducting the charge for recruits as it ought to have been." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 342.
Same to William Chetwynd at Genoa. My Lords have under consideration the making a provision for the service of the Troops in Spain in the speediest manner that may be. They find upon a proposal made to the [exchange] remitters here for remitting a considerable sum for that purpose that they cannot give their bills payable at sight by reason of the large drafts they have lately made for Italy and Spain. My Lords desire you will take up a sum of 50,000l. sterling as soon as possibly you can on her Majesty's behalf for the said service and send it to Barcelona by the very first proper opportunity, consigned to the Deputy Paymaster of those Troops as usual. And you are to draw bills for the said sum on Mr. Brydges on the best terms of exchange you can. My Lords also pray you to assure the merchants that the bills you so give shall be duly accepted on her Majesty's behalf and exactly complied with: and for their better encouragement please acquaint them that my Lords have given particular directions for satisfying all the bills that you have formerly drawn for her Majesty's service, which they are now enabled to do by the funds that have been granted by Parliament. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 342.
April 24. Treasury reference to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, and George Granville, Secretary at War, of the petition of Col. Robert Dalzell shewing that in Dec. 1709 he was appointed Col. of the Regiment of Foot which was formed in Spain out of the Portuguese prisoners then exchanged; that the said Regiment remaining still unprovided for upon the Establishment for last year renders petitioner incapable of receiving any money from the Pay Office to discharge the debts he contracted for clothing his Regiment, notwithstanding the muster rolls are returned from Spain: therefore praying to be placed on the same foot with her Majesty's other Regiments serving in Spain. Reference Book VIII, p. 452.
[? April 24] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Richard Turner of several lands and tenements in Co. Chester, parcel of the lands of Thomas Nickson and Ralph Nickson extended for debt. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 207.
April 24. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay the fees and charges of officers in the business of the last session of Parliament in Ireland to the amount of 1,956l. 12s. 6d. as follows: in accordance with the letter of the 18 Oct. last from the late Lords Justices of Ireland: the Treasury Lords having reported that the same do not exceed what has been formerly allowed: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Speaker of the House of Lords 500 0 0
to the Speaker of the House of Commons 500 0 0
to the Clerk of the Council for putting in form 20 public Bills at the usual fees of 5l. each Bill [and 13l. 12s. 6d.] for the Extraordinary Copying Clerks 113 12 6
to the Clerk of the Hanaper 100 0 0
to be paid in Great Britain.
to the Attorney General 200 0 0
to the Solicitor General 200 0 0
to the Clerk of our Council 100 0 0
to the Clerk of the Crown 100 0 0
to the Secretary's [of State's] Office 50 0 0
to the Attorney General's clerk 20 0 0
to the Solicitor General's clerk 10 15 0
to the Council Office clerks 25 7 6
to the Clerk of the Crown's clerks 15 7 6
to ditto more for their extraordinary attendance and charge in despatching the several Bills 10 15 0
to the Treasury and Signet Offices 10 15 0
£1,956 12 6
The part payable in England is to be remitted to England clear from any deduction by fees or loss by exchange.
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 223–4.
April 24. Same to same to pay to the Agent of Thomas, Earl of Wharton's late Regiment of Dragoons the amount of the 10 days' pay given to the non-commission officers and private men of the said Regiment at disbanding and to pay to the two Lieutenants, three Quarter-masters and two Serjeants so much as the pay of Officers of Dragoons of their rank will amount to as usually paid in Ireland; and to commence from Jan. 11 last, the day of the disbandment of said Regiment, and to continue until her Majesty shall otherwise dispose of them: and further to pay to the said two Lieutenants so much as you shall think necessary from time to time for the charge of keeping the horses of said Regiment and of such other horses as have been bought in England for the use thereof and shall be sent into Ireland: keeping an exact account of the sums so paid to said Lieutenants both for their own pay and for the charge of keeping said horses: all by reason that the Queen lately commanded the said Regiment to be disbanded and the horses thereof to be taken care of and its clothes, arms and accoutrements to be laid up and secured until her Majesty's pleasure should be further known: and thereupon the same has been so disbanded and 10 days' pay given to the non-commission officers and privates to carry them to their homes and the abovesaid Officers have been appointed to take care of the horses as from Jan. 11 last. Ibid., pp. 224–5.
Same dated St. James's to Archibald Douglas, Esq., Receiver General of Land Rents and Casualties, Scotland, to pay 700l. to David, Earl of Glasgow, for his charges and expenses as High Commissioner to the late General Assembly in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 232.
Same to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to imprest 722l. 19s. 2d. to David, Earl of Leven, Lieutenant General and Commanding our Forces in North Britain, for a store of three months' provisions for the garrisons of Edinburgh, Stirling and Dunbarton. The person employed to deliver out the said stores to said Garrison is to take receipts and transmit duplicates thereof to the said Paymaster General to enable him to deduct same from the pay of the Regiments, Troops or Companies to which such provisions are delivered.
Appending: estimate of three months' provisions for the Garrison of Edinburgh consisting of 200 men:
£ s. d.
300 bolls of meal at 9s. per boll whereof one-third is biscuit 135 0 0
67 bolls of malt at 11s. 8d. per boll 39 1 8
6,000 weight of cheese at 2½d. per pound 62 10 0
3,000 weight of butter at 3½d. per pound 43 15 0
5 bolls of salt at 3s. per boll 0 15 0
3 barrels of soap at 54s. per barrel 8 2 0
£289 3 8
The like quantity as above for Stirling Castle 289 3 8
The half quantity for Dunbarton Castle 144 11 10
£722 19 2
Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 233.
April 25. William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. My Lords have this day received a memorial of Sir Solomon de Medina pressing the payment of his last year's arrears to [enable him to] carry on the [waggon, &c.] service of this campaign. My Lords have agreed to consider the whole of his demands as soon as they have before them the report which some time since you were directed to make thereof, which their Lordships desire you to do as soon as conveniently you can. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 342.
Same to same to report on the Earl of Portmore's letter relating to the Garrison of Gibraltar, which Secretary Lord Dartmouth has sent to my Lords. Please give my Lords your opinion as to the part relating to the extraordinaries of the Garrison. Ibid., p. 344.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. Lord Portmore in the above letter acquaints Lord Dartmouth that Major General Elliot, the Governor of Gibraltar, hath complained to him that there is a want of powder for that Garrison, also of timber for the platforms and carriages. Please inform my Lords what quantities of powder and timber are necessary to be provided for the said Garrison and what the charge thereof will amount to. Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 18 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House to provide plate for the Duchess of Somerset as Groom of the Stole: to an estimate of 400l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
April 26. Privy seal for 1,500l. as equipage and 100l. a week as ordinary to Thomas, Lord Raby, as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries to the States General of the United Provinces: to commence from March 6 last (being the day he took his audience of leave of the King of Prussia) and to be paid quarterly; the first quarter in advance. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 2–3.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to pay [refund] the taxes on the salaries of the Principal and inferior Officers of the Ordnance for the years 1709 and 1710.
Prefixing memorial from said Officers dated April 12 desiring same. Money Book XXI, p. 71.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1711 Lady day quarter for making a particular and distinct account of the application of the Customs &c. Ibid., p. 72.
April 26. Letter of direction for 688l. 7s. 1½d. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List funds: for secret service. Disposition Book XXI, p. 92.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes. My Lords have considered your proposed method for letting the Paymasters of the Forces have earlier notice of moneys paid by Receivers of Taxes for recruiting of soldiers and for the more speedy payment of the said moneys into the Exchequer [by the Paymaster General of the Forces by way of refund] for account of said Receivers. My Lords well approve of said method and desire that the Receivers have speedy order to pursue it and that the respective Paymasters of the Forces have my Lords' directions specially signified that such part of said method as concerns them be punctually complied with. In case of failure herein by either the Receivers or the Paymasters my Lords expect to be informed thereof by you.
Appending: [said method].
The Agents of the Taxes to write circular letters to the Receivers of Taxes to return up to them forthwith an exact and particular account of all the moneys they have paid for the recruiting service not already accompted for at the proper auditors: such account to specify the county, the Receiver's name, the Recruiting Officer's name, the Regiment's name, the soldier's name, the levy money paid, the subsistence paid: the first return to comprehend all the moneys paid by the Receivers to the 25th April 1711 and thenceforward to be made monthly up to the 25th of each month: the Agents for Taxes to certify the said returns to the respective Paymasters of the Forces once every week: the said Paymasters thereupon to charge the sums, so returned, to the respective Regiments, keeping a book for that purpose in which each Receiver is to have credit for the money so paid: as often as the Receivers of [? or] Agents of the Taxes require, the said Paymasters are to pay [into the Exchequer], upon their respective accounts, the moneys so advanced by the Receivers "upon their delivering up to the said Paymaster the original warrants for the same directed to them by the Commissioners of the Land Tax as the Act of Parliament directs [9 Anne, c. 4]." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 344.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Baker in behalf of his son [in law] Richard Richardson, who was part owner of the Margaretta privateer, Nathaniel Pigram Commander, which took three ships, viz. the St. Peter, St. John and the Anna Petronella, laden with wines, brandies &c. of the growth of France, which were condemned as prize and the Customs and Excise paid thereon to about 8,000l.; but Roger Henry brought judgments against him for the said three ships and cargo [in] the sum of 14,250l. or thereabouts, which petitioner being not able to satisfy was forced with his family to fly his country, since which he has almost spent all his substance: therefore praying that the money paid for Customs may be repaid or be taken in full satisfaction of her Majesty's moiety in the said three judgments and that he may be for ever discharged of 'em. Reference Book VIII, p. 453.
Same to Edward Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Mary Hubbert, shewing that John Lewin of the parish of St. Katherine's by the Tower by will dated 1701 April 21 left all his estate to her, but after said date he sold "the said lands and tenements" and purchased other lands in London and Essex and afterwards died possessed thereof without altering his will, and petitioner is informed that the last purchased estate will, upon office found, become vested in the Crown for want of the testator's republishing his said will: therefore praying that she may have leave to assert and make out the Crown's title and that thereupon a grant may be made in trust for petitioner. Reference Book VIII, p. 454.
April 26. Treasury reference to Edward Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William, Lord Craven, for a lease of the mansion house, yard and mills, with the Great and Little Parks of Cheylesmore and the houses and lands thereto near Coventry, Co. Warwick, in succession to the grant which was made thereof to Sir Robert Townsend and Anthony Townsend his son in consideration of maintaining suits and defending the right of the Duchy of Cornwall against the City [of London] who claimed the same in fee, petitioner maintaining that the said grant to the Townsends had been more than sufficient satisfaction to them [for their expenses in such suits &c.]. Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 12 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House to provide for Walter Douglas, Esq., Governor of the Leeward Islands, plate, detailed, for the Chapel Royal there, viz. two little flagons, one chalice, a paten and a receiver to take the offerings: to an estimate of 80l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
The like for a same dated March 30 last to same to provide a gold chain and medal for John Inglis, Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies: to an estimate of 60l. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the petition [missing] of Sir James Jeffreys praying that his present grant of 30s. a day for seven years (which is near expiring) may be renewed and made up to 21 years. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 225.
Royal warrant to same to order the Commissioners for taking the Accounts of the Vice Treasurer or Receiver General of Ireland to allow the following extraordinary payments on the head of Concordatums and Military Contingencies, Ireland, anno 1710, to the end that the fonds as at present established may be cleared from the same: viz.
£ s. d.
for taking Tories and Regulars pursuant to Act of Parliament 238 2 6
extraordinary charges on account of the last session of Parliament in Ireland, exclusive of several demands transmitted by the Lords Justices of Ireland [direct to the Treasury Lords, England] 1,175 0 4
extraordinary payments for rents and tithes of land 50 6 6
for an extraordinary payment made by the Lord Lieutenant by the Queen's order and for her immediate service here in England; clear of all fees and deductions 350 0 0
extraordinary payments for fortifications and other services 1,356 17 9
£3,170 7 1
extraordinary payments made in the year 1710 on the head of Military Contingencies 372 0 0
£3,542 7 1
Ibid., p. 226.
April 27. Money warrant for 1,500l. for equipage and 1,300l. for one quarter's advance of ordinary from March 6 last to Thomas, Lord Raby, as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries to the States General. (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 72. Order Book VIII, p. 55. Disposition Book XXI, p. 93.
Allowance by the Treasury Lords of the salary bill of the Salt Office for 1711 Lady day quarter: total 1,136l. 16s. 1¼d. Money Book XX, p. 306.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Treasury Lords desire you to pay 1,252l. 14s. 8d. to Sir Theodore Janssen for interest and charges on negotiating bills of exchange from Genoa for the service of the Forces in Spain: in accordance with the royal warrant of the 13th inst. In order hereto you are to assign to said Janssen tallies and orders on Malt anno 1711 which are to bear interest from the date of the said royal warrant. Disposition Book XXI, p. 93.
Same to Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty. My Lords have considered your letter of yesterday intimating the desire of the Admiralty Lords for directions to be given to the Customs Officers of the several ports to receive and subsist all men impressed for the Fleet. I am to acquaint you that it is not only a doubt to my Lords whether (in regard of the strict appropriations of the several branches of the Customs) they can give such directions, but their Lordships are very sensible that if it could be done it would greatly embarrass and delay the Collectors' accounts of the Customs if they are to attend the adjusting particular accounts with Officers of the Navy, as the abovementioned directions would subject them to. Therefore, for the better despatch of this affair, my Lords desire the Admiralty Lords to direct the Navy Commissioners to lay before the Treasury an estimate of what may be wanting for the said service and they will immediately give orders for impresting the same to the Treasurer of the Navy, to be applied thereto as they shall think proper. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 345.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Sir William Humfreys and Jane Bond, widow of Joseph Bond, owners of the ship William and Joseph, shewing that said Joseph Bond, late master of said ship, let the same to the Commissioners of Transports by charter-party and the ship returned safe home and, being duly discharged, the account of her voyage is made up and settled; but since the death of the said Bond the counterparts of the said charter-party are not to be found, by reason whereof the Transports Commissioners (who have the original) refuse to make out debentures for what remains due to the petitioners for said ship's service: therefore praying directions to said Commissioners to deliver said debentures. Reference Book VIII, p. 456.
April 27. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Leonard Child and John Nuthall, Receiver General of the late Duties on Marriages, Births and Burials in Co. Surrey, shewing that during their said Receivership one Lucas was surveyor of said Duty and insinuated himself into the collectors thereof and prevailed with many of them to pay him the moneys they had collected, which he had no authority to receive, and he has since run away with the said moneys amounting to 90l.; and petitioners were forced, on making up their accounts, to return the collectors in super who are poor men and unable to pay the money again: therefore praying that the salary of 50l. due to Lucas may be detained against the said money. Ibid., p. 453.
Same to same of the petition of John Millicent, late Receiver General for Taxes 1703–5 for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely, praying allowance of 356l. 16s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of George Hosier, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Salop, shewing that in 1692 he overpaid 100l. on his account of [as] the Receiver of the Poll, for [refund of] which he obtained an order from the late Lord Treasurer [Godolphin]: therefore prays "a letter to the Auditor of her Majesty's Exchequer to satisfy the said [overpayment]." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Pitt of Old Sarum for a further term in a messuage in Pall Mall which is very much out of repair and will cost very much to repair. Ibid., p. 461.
April 28. Letter of direction for 2,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XXI, p. 93.
William Lowndes to Geo. Granville, Secretary at War. My Lords have read your report on the memorial of Lord Barrymore and Lieut. Gen. Sankey for pay according to their last commissons. Please certify my Lord when the said commissions were delivered out and when they respectively took their posts. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 345.
April 30. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans to the amount of 10,936l. 0s. 2d. on the Act of 6 Anne, c. 73, for Continuing the Half Subsidies &c.; being to pay a quarter's interest to March 9 last on the total of 729,067l. 15s. 6¾d. loans taken in on the said fund.
Prefixing. certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of said interest so due. Money Book XXI, p. 73.