Warrant Book: May 1711, 1-15

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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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May 1711

May 1. Money warrant for 20l. to George Erskine, clerk, for the charge of his passage to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain. Ibid., p. 72. Order Book VIII, p. 56. Disposition Book XXI, p. 96.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans to the amount of 9,675l. on the Act 7 Anne, c. 31, for Continuing Several Impositions and Duties: being to pay three months' interest to April 7 last on the total of 645,000l. loans taken in on the said fund.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of said interest so due. Money Book XXI, p. 74.
Money warrant for 77l. 6s. 10d. to William Domvile for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff for Co. Chester for the year ended 1709 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 76. Order Book VIII, p. 66. Disposition Book XXI, p. 97.
May 2. Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of John Edwards, gent., one of the General Inspectors of Stamp Duties, praying an augmentation of salary in regard of his many services in relation to those Duties. Reference Book VIII, p. 454.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Scarborough at Halifax in Yorkshire, merchant, shewing that he has been a considerable dealer and has met with great losses; that about 1702 he failed in his credit, being then indebted 1,441l. 14s. 4d. to the Crown, which debt he has since reduced to 429l. 16s. 3d. and is now ready to pay the balance in discharge of his bonds, but the Customs Commissioners insist on interest, which he is in no condition to pay: therefore praying that on payment of said balance his bonds may be cancelled. Ibid., p. 456.
May 3. Letter of direction for 65l. 6s. 0d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over to Henry Wise to defray the charge of sending from her Majesty's House Park at Windsor 20 spotted deer to Rotherhythe as a present from the Queen to the Emperor of Morocco. (William Lowndes dated May 8 to the said Dartiquenave to pay same to said Wise accordingly.) Disposition Book XXI, p. 94.
William Lowndes to Secretary St. John. I have laid before my Lords your letter concerning the arrears claimed by the Bishop of Munster and the Duke of Brunswick Wolfenbuttel as due to them in his late Majesty's reign. My Lords have no objections to your laying the said demands before the House of Commons. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 345.
Same to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Frodsham, surgeon, with a certificate and bill for the medicines for the Invalids keeping garrison at Chester Castle;
and also on the report from the Secretary at War on the memorial of the Earl of Hertford desiring that a surgeon may likewise be employed as occasion shall offer for the Invalids keeping garrison at Tynemouth. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 346.
May 3, 7,
11, 18, 21,
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Alfred Lawson as collector of Whitehaven port loco Warwick Arthur, deceased. The additional salary of 30l. per an. formerly settled on that collector in consideration of the great increase of trade in that port is hereby to be taken off by reason that said trade is lessened since the Union.
Thomas Tibbitts as tidesman, London port, loco Luke Lock, deceased.
John Dale as collector of Cowes port loco Thomas Cole, his father-in-law, who surrenders to him voluntarily without pecuniary consideration.
Randulph Harpur as a tidesman at Bristol loco Thomas Blinman, deceased.
Salathiel Rolfe as collector of Deal loco John Power, deceased.
Dymond Nixon as waiter, searcher and boatman at Southwold in Yarmouth port loco Thomas Baker, who has surrendered same. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 344, 345.
May 4. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,674,702l. 8s. 3d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, as imprest for "the charges of our Armies or Forces consisting either of Foreign or Subject Troops that are or shall be under his pay for the year 1711 and for and towards defraying our proportion of subsidies upon treaties made or to be made with our Allies." (Money warrant dated May 18 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 10.) (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 3. Money Book XXI, p. 86. Order Book VIII, p. 61.
Royal sign manual for 752l. 10s. 0d. to Geo. Tilson for 500 guineas paid by him to Baron de Walef by direction of the Queen as a present from her Majesty; and 200 guineas paid to the Comte [Amilius] de Villio: and further for 44l. 10s. 0d. for Exchequer fees &c. on said issue. (Money order for 797l. dated May _ hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 3. Order Book VIII, p. 58. Disposition Book XXI, p. 95.
Money warrant for 100l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for one year to 1711 Lady day on their pension: 20l. thereof to be issued to Ann Tonks pursuant to a Chancery decree of 1698 Oct. 24. (The letter of direction hereon makes this sum payable out of Civil List moneys and also the 50l. to same which by letter of direction of Jan. 25 last, supra, p. 149, was to be issued to them out of loans to be made by them on credit of her Majesty's tin.) Money Book XXI, p. 75. Disposition Book XXI, p. 96.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 8,644l. 4s. 3½d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between 1711 April 6 and May 4 from branches of the revenue as follows: viz. 441l. 2s. 10d. from Duties on Vellum [Stamp Duties]; 5,943l. 19s. 0½d. from Continued Impositions; 1,709l. 2s. 5d. from Salt Duties; 550l. from Window Duties; the said distribution and application to be as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register the 4th May 1711. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 21135 13 5362 15
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 1000 0 0 198 19
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 440 0 0 2748 17
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 771 6 333 12 4
609092 19 9 27307 0 1 8644 4
Money Book XXI, pp. 77, 85.
May 4. Confirmation of the Treasury warrant of 1708 Dec. 3 for raising 7,000l. for Henry Segar by wood sales in Dean Forest, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 452. Ibid. XIX, p. 402.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lords direct you forthwith to appoint Nathaniel Thorne as a distributor of stamps at Tiverton in place of the present distributor there. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 345.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Kiplin as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Samuell Sacheverell, who hath quitted that employment. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 336.
Treasury reference to the Postmaster General of the petition of John Sharples, late postmaster of Preston, Co. Lanes, shewing that he was appointed in Sept. 1704 to said place, for which his predecessors had 50l. per an. salary and the benefit of all By-letters; and his salary being only 65l. per an. was not sufficient to maintain himself, horses and servants and rendered him incapable to discharge the Queen's debt of 101l. 14s. 9d. set on him: therefore praying allowance of the additional salary during the time of his service and such composition for the remainder of his debt as his friends shall in charity advance. Reference Book VIII, p. 455.
May 5. William Lowndes to Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, for an account of what sums were issued to you at the Exchequer in tallies and orders on the General Mortgage granted for the service of the year 1710; how much thereof has been assigned or disposed of for the public service and what has been borrowed thereupon on deposits with the Bank or others by direction of my Lords, which [deposits] are to be redeemed.
The like letter to Mr. Brydges [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]; to the Treasurer of the Navy; and to the Treasurer of the Ordnance. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 346.
Confirmation of a warrant dated 1708 Dec. 7 by Treasurer Godolphin for felling 1,000l. of timber in Whittlewood Forest for salaries of the keepers &c. [Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 454]. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 287.
May 5. Treasury commission to Samuel Todd to be a Surveyor of Houses in Co. Chester loco Henry Lockwood, dismissed.
Together with: warrant to the Receiver General for said county to pay him 50l. per an. salary as from 1711 Lady day. (This warrant is repeated on p. 105 for said salary as from June 24. This is probably a clerical slip.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 64, 65, 105.
May 7. Money warrant for 4,009l. 4s. 7d. to Samuel Smithyn, her Majesty's Goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate, and other things by him delivered into the Jewel House from Xmas 1710 to 26 March 1711.
Appending: certificate by John Charlton, Master of the Jewel House, of the said gold works &c. so delivered. (Money order dated May 14 hereon: with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 9 thereof by Treasurer Oxford.) Money Book XXI, p. 74. Order Book VIII, p. 61. Disposition Book XXI, p. 106.
Treasury warrant to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to the Countess Dowager of Dalhousie as royal bounty.
200l. to the Countess of Forfar.
100l. to the widow of Col. Rivet.
200l. to _ Murry, Esq., Aide de Camp to the Duke of Argyll.
200l. to Capt. William Grymes: as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 75. Disposition Book XXI, p. 95.
Money warrant for 4,000l. to Thomas, Earl of Kinnoul, as part of the arrears on his perpetuity of 1,000l.: to wit for four years from 1685 Lady day to 1689 Lady day: to be paid out of the Four and a Half per Cent. Duty. Money Book XXI, p. 78.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a clause relating to the exportation of tobacco for the Isle of Man. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 346.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. Hasten your report about the repairs desired at the Guard Houses at Hampton Court, Kensington and Whitehall. Ibid., p. 347.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild [as Paymaster of Marines] for a certificate what tallies remain in your hands, unissued, on the sixth General Mortgage. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners for stop of process against Samuel Watters, innkeeper at Bishops Castle, Co. Salop, at whose house the Excise Office was kept for several years: and that an allowance of 399l. 14s. 9¾d. be made in account to William Crosbie, Collector of Excise and Malt, who in June 1706 having received a considerable sum came to said Watters' house and delivered same to Watters amounting to near 800l. and Watters locked it in a cellar as usual, but 587l. 17s. 9d. thereof was stolen away in the night time; for which theft Thomas Woodward, formerly an officer of the Excise and discharged for several offences, was tried but acquitted: but in August following 174l. 11s. 9¼d. of the said money was found by accident in a dunghill near the place from which same was stolen, and a further 13l. 3s. 0d. has been recovered from said Woodward: both which sums have been applied to her Majesty's use, so that there now remains only 399l. 14s. 9¾d., to the satisfying whereof the petitioner Watters, being in strictness of law as an innkeeper liable, has made a conveyance of all his estate real and personal to her Majesty's use, being 50l. of furniture and a house and close in Bishops Castle of 8l. per an. value in which he has only an estate for life with remainders to his four children. As he had a petition depending the Excise Commissioners permitted him to enjoy the said estate and carry on his trade as usual.
Prefixing: report by the Excise Commissioners on the case, proposing to cease said proceedings against Watters. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 208–9.
May 7. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the petition of Peter Demainbray, who lost a thigh at the seige of Limerick, praying payment of the arrears of his pension of 5s. a day granted him by Wm. III. and that the same may be continued to him. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 228.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Lloyd Bodville, Esq., that no grant pass of the ferry of South Crook upon the River Menai between the Counties of Anglesea and Carnarvon till he be heard: he having a tenant's right to the renewing the lease thereof and his petition for same being referred to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Caveat Book, p. 62.
May 8. Treasury warrant dormant to [the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] to pay out of wood sales the 130l. per an. to the Lieutenant or Keeper of Alice Holt and Woolmer Forests (to be applied as follows, viz. 20l. per an. for wages to each of the two keepers in Woolmer Forest and 25l. per an. for the wages of each of the three keepers in Alice Holt Forest and 5l. more each to the last three for a servant): all in accordance with the privy seal of 1704 Aug. 16 [Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XIX, p. 303] which directed payment of said 130l. per an. to Emanuel Scroop Howe (since deceased) or to the Lieutenant and Keeper of said Forests for said purposes. (The marginal entry of this warrant is as follows: Mrs. Howe 130l. per an. for keepers' wages.) Money Book XXI, p. 76.
Money warrant for 100l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for one year to Xmas 1710 on their annuity for the repair of the Cobb pier. Ibid., p. 79. Order Book VIII, p. 60. Disposition Book XXI, p. 97.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for an account what remains at this time due for seamen's wages for which tickets are already made out; and what is due to the Yards. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 347.
Same to Mr. Granville, Secretary at War, enclosing drafts of Instructions for the Paymaster of the Forces and his Deputy in Spain; also for William Chetwynd, Envoy at Genoa, in relation to the embarcation of Troops and other matters relating to the service in Spain; and likewise for the Commissary of Provisions there [see infra, pp. 272–4]. The Treasury Lords desire that you will prepare the same with one or two duplicates of each for her Majesty's signature this afternoon; because my Lords would have them sent by Mr. Murray, an officer who is just going for Spain. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 347.
May 8. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Duke of Queensberry with the petition of Mans Hackenson [Hans Hackington] and the copy of a letter from the Swedish minister concerning the ship St. Jacob seized at Hull. Ibid.
Same to Baron Scrope. My Lords have many affairs relating to Scotland to consider and adjust which are likely to take up some time. They consider it will be necessary to advise with you and desire you will not think of returning to Scotland till these things can be dispatched, because they shall have frequent occasions of giving you the trouble to meet them here. Ibid., p. 353.
May 9. Instructions under the Queen's sign manual for the Paymaster of the Forces and his Deputy in Spain and Portugal, "to be observed by the Deputy Paymasters of the said Forces":
(1) Upon receipt of any moneys for said service you are to acquaint the Captain General or Commander in Chief in order to his making the necessary disposition thereof. You are to draw no bills without his knowledge and approbation. You are to send advice of same and therein specify the uses to which the money is to be applied.
(2) You are to pay pursuant to orders in writing from the Captain General: such orders to be a sufficient warrant to you, but are to express the uses &c. as above.
(3) Transmit monthly perfect accounts as often as you can to the Paymaster General here.
(4) Likewise monthly estimates of sums necessary for said service.
(5) Your payments for subsistence of Subject Troops is to be only for effectives upon the spot according to lists or returns signed by the Capt. General, so that the pay of the noneffectives may go to recruits. You are to send duplicates of your lists monthly to the Paymaster General.
(6) You are to issue the pay of the Imperial and other auxiliary Troops transported or to be transported from Italy in like manner according to effectives except where the Treaty for such Troops doth otherwise direct; for which you are to receive the directions of the Capt. General: and you are to transmit to him copies of Establishments and Regulations by which the pay of the said auxiliary Troops is computed, together with copies of the Treaties.
(7) You are to charge to the accounts of the Forces, both Subject Troops, auxiliary Troops and the Troops of the King of Spain, the value of the corn, forage, bread, clothing or other provisions or stores of war according to the returns from the Commissary of Provisions and Stores, or otherwise deduct same from their subsistence, charging yourself therewith.
(8) You are to inform yourself of all sums advanced to any Commissary of Provisions for provisions or stores or by way of imprest and which have not already been made good to the Queen and to keep a book of same, charging them therein and crediting them with the distributions returned by them; and from time to time you are to require from them the distributions of all sums remaining not accounted for, so that they may be obliged to account for same. And you are to transmit accounts thereof quarterly to the Paymaster General.
(9) You are to keep an exact account of all gains by remittance and exchange of money from hence (England) as also from Genoa, Barcelona, Lisbon or other places and of all moneys lost by such remittance and send a monthly account thereof to the Paymasters General.
(10) Without particular directions from hence you are not to exceed the 20,000l. directed for the extraordinary charges of the war in Spain and Portugal. If you find the said sum insufficient, you are to represent same to the Commander in Chief, who is hereby directed to lay same before the Treasury Lords.
(11) You are to enter these instructions with the Secretary at War and the Auditors of Imprests.
Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 5–8.
May 9. Same under the royal sign manual to be observed by William Chetwynd, Envoy at Genoa, relating to the embarcation of Troops, buying of corn and negotiating of money for the service of the war in Spain:
(1) You are to take up money on your bills on the Paymaster General or by remittances to you and to issue or dispose of same, all as you shall be directed by the Trasury Lords.
(2) You are to ship [from Italy the] moneys for the Forces in Spain, taking the Captain's receipts in triplicate, one for the Paymaster General in London, one for the Deputy Paymaster in Spain and one for yourself as your voucher.
(3) Where it is necessary to buy and transport corn and other necessaries you are to keep account thereof and send same to the Treasury with the relative agreements and contracts and merchants' papers; and send duplicates to the Commissary of Provisions to whom same is consigned and likewise to the Commander in Chief in Spain, keeping in your custody the original receipts and acquittances as your vouchers: and the Commissary is to acknowledge receipt to you.
(4) You are to provide provisions and necessaries for the embarcation of Troops from Italy for our service in Spain. but only for the effective men on board in our pay or in the pay of the King of Spain. You are to send to the Secretary at War an account of the effectives so put on board "to the end we may be informed of the strength and condition thereof."
(5) You are to send to the Treasury an account of your disbursements for this service with the relative papers, and an account of the effective men and horses embarked from time to time for which you provide: and likewise to send to the Paymaster General copies of all accounts thereof "in order to our being reimbursed such part of this expense as is to be borne by the pay of the Troops so imbarqued." You are to pay such contingent charges, and agio of money and other incidents as the nature of the service shall require, sending account thereof to the Treasury and to the Paymaster General.
Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 8–10.
May 9. Instructions under the royal sign manual to be observed by the Commissary of Provisions in Spain or Portugal:
(1) You are to take into your custody all corn, provisions, necessaries and stores consigned to you and to keep exact and distinct accounts thereof.
(2) Give notice to the Commander in Chief of all receipts thereof and dispose thereof by his orders and directions.
(3) In order that due care may be taken for reimbursing her Majesty the value of said corn, provisions &c. you are to send to the Paymaster General and to the Deputy Paymaster concerned, particular accounts thereof and of the deliveries thereof: "and where any part thereof shall be delivered to Troops or persons not under the care of payment of the said Deputy Paymaster you are in all such cases to demand and receive the value thereof from such Troops or persons and pay the same over to the said Deputy Paymaster taking his receipt for same": and you are to send an account of such sums to the Paymaster General so that the said Deputy Paymaster may be duly charged therewith.
(4) You are to observe any other directions of the Treasury or of the Commander in Chief in Spain or Portugal.
Ibid., p. 11.
Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Beak to be distributed among the under clerks of the Council (himself being one) for their pains in writing letters to Lords Lieutenants, Custodes Rotulorum &c. and to the Public Offices for one year to 1710–11 Feb. 13. Money Book XXI, p. 78. Order Book VIII, p. 68. Disposition Book XXI, p. 106.
Treasury warrant to George Granville, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to contract for the clothing for the twelve Companies of Invalids to a sum not exceeding 3,000l.
Prefixing: (1) report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts (dated 30 March 1711 and signed by P. Medows and Tho. Brodrick) on said Howe's memorial and estimate for same. The said Companies have worn their clothing near two years. The clothing made for the four Companies of Invalids in 1705 and for the Company at Upnor Castle in 1706 came out at about a sixth part less than the present estimate. But we have viewed the patterns of the proposed clothing exhibited to us and find them extraordinary good, which thereupon we approved and sealed, being informed that there is a particular fund for this service which will bear a better clothing than heretofore provided. There are now proposed to be provided one shirt and neck cloth and two night caps for each private man more than usually furnished heretofore.
(2) estimate of said clothing:
£ s. d.
each man to have a red cloth coat lined with blue Bays, the facing of the sleeves to be turned up with blue cloth and brass buttons, and a pair of blue kersey breeches lined 1 9 0
a blue kersey waistcoat lined and brass buttons 0 7 0
one hat 0 3 6
a pair of white stockings 0 1 6
two shirts at 3s. each 0 6 0
two neckcloths 0 2 6
a pair of shoes 0 4 0
two night caps 0 1 6
a sword and belt 0 5 0
£3 0 0
for 75 sentinels, three sergeants, four corporals and two drummers' suits according to the above particulars, but the serjeants, corporals and drummers' suits better than the private men's at 3s. each: total per Company 252 0 0
five Companies more at the same rates and numbers 1,260 0 0
four Companies more, consisting of three serjeants, four corporals, two drummers and 100 private men in each Company at the same rate 1,308 0 0
two serjeants, three corporals, one drummer and 50 private men of the Company at Upnor at the same rates 168 0 0
for 72 watch gowns for the 12 Companies, being six to each Company, at 15s. each 54 0 0
£3,042 0 0
Money Book XXI, p. 80.
May 9. Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for 1711 Lady day quarter as Supervisor of the digesting the records in Caesar's Chapel, on his allowance for 150l. per an. for three clerks to be employed therein besides the chief clerk.
25l. to Geo. Holmes for same quarter as Chief Clerk for digesting said records. Ibid., p. 13. Order Book VIII, pp. 30, 31. Disposition Book XXI, p. 97.
William Lowndes to the Receivers of the Lottery. The Treasury Lords direct you to send on Friday next an account of the whole sum received by you to that time on the present Lottery [by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6, for raising 1,500,000l.], distinguishing the receipts on the second, third and fourth instalments respectively. After Friday you are to send an account daily of each day's receipts distinguished in like manner. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 348.
Treasury warrant to Michael Studholm, Esq., Keeper of her Majesty's Private Roads, to put padlocks on each particular gate on her Majesty's private road "from hence to Fulham, and to take care that the same remain on till the said road be repaired; all by reason that the Queen has signified her pleasure that the gates leading through her private roads to Fulham should be locked up for some time and no person admitted to go that way either in a coach or on horseback so that the said road may have time to settle in order to its being repaired. Further you are to make and place two new gates, one beyond Bloody Bridge over against Blacklands and the other at Chelsea between the two walls behind the Duke of Beaufort's house. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 206.
May 10. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Warden, Master and Comptroller of the Mint to take in at the Mint from all persons such wrought plate as they shall bring of the kinds and standards as follow and to give receipts for the same as desired by the Address of the House of Commons of May 5 inst.: and forthwith to cause the same to be melted down and essayed and coined into shillings and sixpences and to pay into the Exchequer the moneys produced: all by reason that on the 1st May inst. the said House did resolve that to encourage the bringing wrought plate into the Mint to be coined, there should be allowed to the importers thereof 5s. 5d. an ounce for the old standard and 5s. 8d. an ounce for the new standard for all plate bearing the mark of the Goldsmiths' Company of London or any other city and 5s. 6d. an ounce for uncertain plate not so marked, being reduced to standard; and further the said House by their said Address desired that directions as herein should be given to the Mint. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 4.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions to the present [9 Anne, c. 6] Lottery next and immediately after 836,295l. 1s. 4½d. shall be had and received thereupon: and is intended to be paid over to the Bank of England as repayment of the like sum which he is to receive from said Bank in advance for carrying on several services in his Office, and to redeem his deposit of collateral security for said advance. Disposition Book XXI, p. 95.
Same for 27,145l. 10s. 6d. to same out of same after the sum of 836,295l. 1s. 4½d. shall arise on the said Contributions: and is to be disposed of by him to such uses as my Lords have appointed. Ibid., p. 96.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lords have considered the case of Simon Harcourt, Clerk of the Crown in the Court of Queen's Bench, as represented to them by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, in his report of March 21 last. My Lords concur with the Attorney General's opinion and direct you to come to account with the said Harcourt for the Stamp Duties for all judgments signed on the roll without stamps since he entered on his said office and to receive the moneys that shall appear to be due from him in the said account. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 348.
Same to the Attorney General. Send my Lords your opinion on the enclosed draft, see infra, p. 278, of a grant of the office of Postmaster General to Sir Thomas Frankland and John Evelyn. Ibid.
May 10. Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Edward Harley and Robert Maynwaring, Auditors of Imprests, shewing that the great number of vouchers yearly delivered into them by the Accomptants are swelled to that bulk (and will be yearly increasing) that the present rooms allotted for keeping them will not contain them in that order that the nature and consequence of such papers require: therefore praying that some proper and convenient place may be assigned for the keeping the said vouchers. Hereon Sir Christopher is to consult with said Auditors and to report what place may be found most proper for that purpose and the cost of fitting up the same. Reference Book VIII, p. 455.
Same to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Margaret Hayward, widow of William Hayward, in behalf of Thomas Hayward, her eldest son, shewing that Wm. and Mary granted to Sir [John] Guyse, Bart., et al., the office of Constable of the Castle of Gloucester for their lives, which office has been since granted and conveyed to said William Hayward, who devised same in trust to William Rogers et al.: therefore praying a renewal of said grant for the benefit of her son. Ibid., p. 457.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to permit John Atkins to pay by 40l. per an. his 500l. bond as surety for Charles Herle (Heele), late a distributor of stamps for Co. Cornwall.
Prefixing: report by Sir Edward Northey, the Attorney General, on the petition of said Atkins. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 210.
[?] Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Glossop of several lands and tenements in Co. Yorks, being part of the estate of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, bart., outlaw. Ibid.
[?] The like of a same to Simon Bayly, senr., of a messuage in Kenn, Co. Devon, parcel of the estate of Richard Herring, outlaw. Ibid., p. 211.
May 11. Money warrant for 20l. to Gilbert Jones as royal bounty for his passage to Carolina whither he is going chaplain. (For a money order dated Jan. 11 for this sum see supra, p. 130.) (Letter of direction dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 81. Order Book VIII, p. 19. Disposition Book XXI, p. 96.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Philip Ryley for half a year to 1711 Lady day on his fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book XXI, p. 81. Disposition Book XXI, p. 97.
Money order for 100l. to Walter Hamilton for half a year to 1711 Lady day on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of Nevis: with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 9 by Treasurer Oxford hereof. Order Book VIII, p. 6.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Henry Wise praying directions to the Officers of the Works to measure the works in her Majesty's Parks and Gardens at Hampton Court which he has finished; and in St. James's Park. Reference Book VIII, p. 456.
May 12. William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords direct you forthwith to get a copy of the Bill for laying a Duty on hops which is to commence on the 1st June next and that you put matters in readiness so that the stock in hand may be charged on that day. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 349.
May 14. Same to Mr. Brydges for an account what money Mr. Mead has issued for the fortifications at Port Mahon and by what orders; and also of what has been paid by Mr. Morrice or in any ways charged in your accounts for the fortifications at Gibraltar. Ibid.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to send to Col. Petit and Col. Richards for the drafts of the fortifications at Port Mahon and Gibraltar with the estimates of the charge thereof and copies of the orders and instructions that have been given regarding them and how much thereof is already performed. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. My Lords desire you to forbear taking in any more plate pursuant to the last order (the value whereof is to be accepted as money upon any the funds or supplies given this Session of Parliament) unless the persons bringing the same declare under their hands that they do not expect the value thereof from henceforth to be accepted as part of the first payment "of the sum for which a Bill is now depending in the House of Commons." Ibid.
May 15. Draft royal warrant (as approved this day by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General) to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Sir Thomas Frankland of Thirkleby, Co. Yorks, bart., and John Evelyn of Wotton, Co. Surrey, the office of Postmaster General: during pleasure: with powers to them and their deputies to settle inland posts in any part of Great Britain and Ireland and to and from North America, West Indies and other our Dominions, or into any Kingdoms or Countries beyond the Seas: and further to pay into the Exchequer out of the revenue of said Office 700l. weekly as from 1711 Sept. 29 for the whole term of 32 years next ensuing: and with the salary of 2,000l. per an. payable to them as from 1 June 1711, detailed: all in accordance with the Act of Parliament of 9 Anne, c. 11, for establishing a General Post Office for all her Majesty's Dominions and for settling a weekly sum out of the revenue thereof for the service of the war. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 12–18.
Money order for 130l. 9s. 1d. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for incidents of the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations for the half year ended 1710 Xmas: (with: a later confirmation dated 1711 June 13 by Treasurer Oxford hereof). Order Book VIII, p. 65.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forees Abroad, to send away by this night's post to the Deputy Paymasters and Commissaries the enclosed Instruction, signed by the Queen, for the Deputy Paymasters in Spain and Portugal and the Commissaries of Provisions in those places, ut supra, pp. 272–4. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 350.
May 15. Same to William Chetwynd enclosing the Instructions similarly signed by the Queen, to be observed by yourself, ut supra, pp. 273–4. Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Argyll enclosing copies of all the above Instructions. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed abstract [missing] of a proposal for improving the revenue upon tobacco imported from the Plantations. Ibid.