Warrant Book: May 1711, 16-31

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25, 1711. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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May 1711

May 16. Treasury allowance of the salary bill and incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for the quarter ended 1711 Lady day: totals respectively 200l. 10s. 0d. and 61l. 2s. 4d. Money Book XXI, p. 62.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay to the administratrix of Bernard Smith the 100l., ut supra, p. 204. Disposition Book XXI, p. 63.
Letter of direction for 322l. 10s. 0d. to John. Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over (in accordance with a Lord Chamberlain's warrant), viz. 300l. to Christopher Shrider, organ maker, as in part of 800l. for an organ which by her Majesty's command he is making and providing for Hampton Court Chapel: and the remaining 22l. 10s. 0d. for Exchequer fees thereon. (William Lowndes dated same to said FitzHardinge to pay same accordingly.) Ibid., p. 97.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed affidavits [missing] containing accusations against one Leake, a distributor of stamps for Co. Salop. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 348.
[? May 16
or 11.]
Same to the Receivers of the Lottery for an account what number of tickets in the present Lottery will remain to be disposed of after you shall have fully adjusted the deduction of one fifth (after everybody has taken back a fifth part) [for 1,500,000l. as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6] for the over-receipts of the Contribution money. Ibid., p. 349.
May 16. Same to same to attend my Lords at the Treasury on Monday morning next with the above account. Ibid., p. 351.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Trymmer, Ja. Tutt, Rigley Wilson and Hugh Wise, creditors of Ezekiel Hall, partner with his brother John Hall, merchant, deceased, shewing that said John Hall is indebted to the Queen in 9,460l. and upwards on bonds for Impost Duties on wine, and soon after the said Ezekiel Hall became a bankrupt: yet petitioners have taken care to discharge all the principal on said bonds and having made the best of said bankrupt's estate do find his condition so miserably poor that they cannot expect more than 2s. 6d. in the pound: therefore pray that the interest on said bonds may be remitted for the better relief of petitioners "who till that be done can make no dividend of the small remainder of the bankrupt's estate." Reference Book VIII, p. 457.
May 16. Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the maintenance of said Order. Money Book XXI, p. 81. Order Book VIII, p. 67. Disposition Book XXI, p. 97.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, not detailed, of the Excise for the quarter ended Dec. 25 last: total 707l. 1s. 4½d. Money Book XXI, p. 82.
The like of the incidents bills, not detailed, respectively of the Malt Duty Office and Candle Duty Office for same quarter: and of the Salt Duty Office for 1711 Lady day quarter: totals respectively 488l. 10s. 7d.; 323l. 2s. 11½d. and 381l. 19s. 0¾d. Ibid.
May 17. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of James Brydges as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad the following sums amounting in all to 866l. 4s. 6d., he having paid the sum of 859l. 12s. 0d. to Major Giles Stevens for and towards raising recruits for the Regiments of Dragoons in Spain in August 1710 and the said Stevens having exhibited an account shewing that he has paid as follows to the recruiting Officers and 225l. 4s. 6d. for contingent charges about raising the said recruits: viz.
to Lieut. McNeal of Col. Harrison's Regiment 50
to Capt. Bowles of Major General Whetham's Regiment 50
to Capt. Grace, Capt. Reading, Lieut. Spencer and Ensign Reynolds of Major General Wade's Regiment 220
to Lieut. Harris of Col. Bowles' Regiment 25
to Capt. Corbett of Col. Du Burgay's Regiment 110
to Capt. Pyott of Brigadier Lepell's Regiment 86
to Capt. Borrett and Capt. Martin of Col. Gore's Regiment 100
The above sums are to be set on the personal pay of the Recruiting Officers of the said Regiments till they shall render an account of the distribution thereof.
In the account in which the said Brydges shall demand allowance for the clearings of the said Regiments he is to be charged with the said sum of 866l. 4s. 6d. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 19–20.
Money order for 100l. to Michael Lambert, Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher, for half a year to 1711 Lady day on his allowance. Order Book VIII, p. 60.
Same for 50l. to John Yeomans, Lieutenant Governor of Antigua, for same quarter on same: (with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 13 by Treasurer Oxford hereof).
50 l. to Col. John Pearne, Lieutenant Governor of Montserrat, for same on same: (with the like later confirmation). Ibid., p. 65.
May 17. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to direct the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to allow or discharge all such non-entry Duties that shall by any retours be charged as due to the Crown from any feu tenants within the Lordships of Erection, such tenants (or the sheriffs taking security for their said retoured Duties) paying to the Receiver of her Majesty's Land Rents and Casualties one year's rent of the feu Duty for the relief due to her Majesty upon the admission of such tenant. The said Barons are to take care that said sum be paid before any discharge be granted or any bonds taken by the Sheriff be delivered up. And further hereby the said Barons shall not pass any signature containing a change of holding or wherein there is a clause of de novo damus unless the same be first signed by the Queen and countersigned by the Treasury Lords. Further, in changing of simple ward holdings to taxt ward and in taxing the marriage where lands are held fue cum maritagio "you shall observe the following method, viz. you, our said Barons, shall tax (for the rents of the lands during the ward and subsequent non-entry) the fifth part of the valued rent of the lands yearly; and for the marriage two fifth parts of the said valued rent, [? and] for the Relief [? to tax] the Retoure Duty over and above the fifth part of the valued rent falling due the first year of the entry; and for a simple non-entry not subsequent to a ward [? to tax] the Retoure Duty until the raising of the Declarator; and from and after the raising of the Declarator [to tax] the full rents of the lands. And we do hereby also direct and command that before any signature be presented unto us to be signed that the same be laid before you our said Barons who shall thereupon make enquiry of all the legal ways you can what rents or casualties are incurred and become due unto us out of any lands or tenements therein contained, a true state whereof together with such signature you are from time to time to transmit to the Treasury Lords to be laid before us that we may be truly informed of what we are to grant or discharge by such signature. And whereas by our letters of privy seal of _ January 1709 [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 480] we did authorise you from time to time to make or renew in the usual form tacks or leases of all such teinds in Scotland as then were in our hands or disposition or should from time to time happen so to be, to such person as you think proper for any term of years not exceeding 19 years and at a fine or composition of three years' value . . and it has been represented to us that very few tacks or leases have been made or renewed in pursuance of the said privy seal because we have not therein ascertained any time from whence such renewed tacks or leases should commence . . . we hereby command you to give such commencements to such renewed tacks or leases as you shall think most proper for the advancement of our revenue and for the encouragement of our former tenants to come into such renewals."
This present privy seal is by reason that difficulties have arisen to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, in passing the accounts of Sheriffs and other officers in relation to casualties accruing unto the Crown upon the death of tenants holding lands within the Lordships of Erection fue, it being a doubt to the said Barons whether such tenants ought not to pay the non-entry Duties charged upon them by their retoures, and the Sheriffs and other officers taking security for their Retoured Duties to be answerable for the same to the Queen unless the Queen give particular warrant for discharging the same as hath been formerly in use to be done by the Commissioners of Treasury and Exchequer, Scotland, before the Union: and also doubts have arisen to the said Barons as to the power of passing signatures wherein simple ward holdings are changed into Taxtwards; and also as to the taxations of the Marriage Duty where lands are holden of the Crown fue cum maritagio; and also as to the power of passing signatures that contain a de novo damus by which all rents and casualties that have accrued to the Crown are released or discharged: and further that the said Barons in order to be informed of the rules and methods observed in the premises before the Union have consulted many of the Judges and other persons of experience and knowledge of the laws in Scotland and the opinions of the Queen's Advocate and Solicitors have been taken thereon and laid before the Queen and the same are agreeable to the informations the said Barons have received from such Judges: and thereupon the said Barons conceive it will be of advantage that they should be empowered to use all such lawful methods of extending the Queen's grace and favour to her subjects in Scotland as were observed by the Commissioners of the Treasury and Exchequer there before the Union and the Queen thinks this reasonable and assents thereto for the ease and encouragement of her subjects.
The Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this privy seal is dated May 19 and is as follows: "A warrant empowering the Treasury Lords and the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to allow and discharge all such Non Entry Duties that have or shall by any Retours be charged as due to her Majesty from any tenant holding lands of the Queen fue within the Lordships of Erection; and that the said Barons shall not pass any signature containing a change of holding or containing a clause of de novo damus unless the same are first signed by the Queen and countersigned by the Treasury Lords; and that in taxing [sic for changing] Simple Ward holdings to Taxtward and in taxing the Marriage where lands are held fue cum maritagio the said Barons hold the method herein; and further that they give such commencements to late renewed tacks of teinds as they think most proper to encourage former tenants to come into renewals. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 234–7, 238.
May 17. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords and to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to allow in the accounts of the Commissioners of Excise, Scotland, 5,000l. paid as follows to Archibald Douglas out of Excise money for the charges of the circuits of the Lords of Justiciary in Scotland: viz. 1,750l. paid 27 May 1710; 250l. paid 6 June 1710; 1,500l. paid 21 Sept. 1710; 1,500l. paid 7 April 1711: all by reason that the said sums cannot regularly be allowed in the Excise accounts without a royal warrant. Ibid., pp. 237–8.
May 18. Money warrant for 384l. to John Bury, Receiver General for Co. Nottingham, as in full, with 800l. already paid to him, of 1,184l. for his extraordinary charges and disbursements in his receipt. (Money order dated May 19 hereon: with a later confirmation by Treasurer Oxford dated 1711 July 5 hereof.) Money Book XXI, p. 82. Order Book VIII, p. 58. Disposition Book XXI, p. 106.
Same for 504l. 13s. 11d. to William Borrett, Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury: without account: for his own pains and attendance for his prosecution of the impeachment of the House of Commons against Dr. Henry Sacheverell (which he did by order of the said House) and to satisfy the fees and demands of the clerks and officers of both Houses of Parliament, the two shorthand writers and other persons attending that service and for defraying divers other incident expenses during the said prosecution: the bills and accounts for all which have been passed as reasonable by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General. (Money order dated May 24 hereon: with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 7 by Treasurer Oxford hereof.) (Letter of direction dated June 8 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 82. Order Book VIII, p. 59. Disposition Book XXI, p. 104.
May 18. Royal sign manual for 322l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, 300l. thereof to be paid over by him as a present from the Queen to the Baron de Forstner [Wolfgang Jakob freiherr von Forstner], Envoy from the Duke of Lorraine, and the remaining 22l. for fees and charges on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated May 21 hereon.) (Money order dated May 25 hereon: with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 8 by Treasurer Oxford thereof.) King's Warrant Book XXV, p. 20. Order Book VIII, p. 60. Disposition Book XXI, p. 106.
Money order for Easter term 1711 to the Welsh Judges as follows: viz.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll as Chief Justice of Chester.
50l. and 50l. to John Pocklington, Esq., as Second Justice of Chester and as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery.
75l. to Charles Whittaker, Esq., as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan.
75l. to Thomas Webb, Esq., as Second Justice of same.
75l. to William Banister, Esq., as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
75l. to Charles Cox, Esq., as Second Justice of same.
75l. to John Hook, Esq., as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesey.
75l. to William Jessop, Esq., as Second Justice of same.
Order Book VIII, p. 71.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1711 June 24 quarter on his allowance for making and keeping the several Registers of all the public loans made at the Receipt of the Exchequer. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Shepard et al. of Whitehaven, merchants, shewing that by reason of great losses they are unable to discharge their bonds given for tobacco imported into Whitehaven, but have more effects coming from the West Indies than will answer the whole debt; that they have now at Whitehaven two ships laden with tobacco the net proceed whereof will be wholly applied to the satisfaction of said debt: therefore praying a stay to the extents against them which if executed would be their utter ruin. Reference Book VIII, p. 456.
May 19. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to James Scot [Scott] as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland: to commence as from May 1 inst. and the first quarter to be paid in advance. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 21.
May 19. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Martha Mary De La Garde, widow of Capt. Peter De La Garde, praying continuance to her of her husband's pension of 3s. 6d. a day on the Irish Establishment to save her from being exposed to the greatest degree of want. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 229.
May 21. Treasury warrant dormant to the Auditor and to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay to John Manley the fee or salary of 200l. per an. as Surveyor General of Crown Lands as by his patent dated 1710 Oct. 4. Money Book XXI, p. 84.
William Lowndes to the Transports Commissioners to report on the enclosed information [missing] of Alexander Smyth, ship carpenter, against Thomas Masters, commander of the Vear frigate in the Transport service. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 351.
Treasury commission to Thomas Hansell to be a Surveyor of Houses in Co. York loco James Collins, dismissed.
Together with: warrant to the Receiver General of the East Riding of said county to pay said Hansell 50l. per an. salary as from date hereof. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 68, 69, 105.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charlotte, widow of Capt. Gideon Gauteron, deceased, praying that her late husband's pension of 3s. a day on the Establishment of Ireland may be continued to her to save a poor helpless family from utter ruin. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 229.
May 22. William Lowndes to [Robert Walpole] the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to services as follows 2,600l. of the tallies and orders which were issued to you on the Land Tax anno 1711: viz.
to pay tickets to turned over men for the month of April 1711 pursuant to Act of Parliament [4–5 Anne, c. 6, cl. 12] 2,100
to George Arendale, Secretary to Sir John Leake, as imprest for the Contingencies of the Fleet under said Leake's command 500
Disposition Book XXI, p. 99.
Same to Mr. George Granville, the Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 90l. 8s. 0d. to Major Richard Mullins of Brigadier Borr's Regiment of Marines, who in Oct. 1710 was appointed by General Nicholson to regulate and govern the transporting of Monsieur Subercase and his Garrison from Annapolis in Nova Scotia to France according to the capitulation made with the said Nicholson on the surrender of that fort: which sum he has craved for services therein as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for the entertainment of himself and servants from 22 Nov. 1710 when he landed in Nantes to April 14 following when he landed at Dover, being 144 days at the rate of 10s. a day 72 0 0
for travelling charges 18 8 0
£90 8 0
Ibid., p. 100. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 354.
May 22. Letter of direction for 200l. to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of her Majesty's Charities and Bounties: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid to Walter Chetwynd, Master of her Majesty's Buckhounds, to complete his warrant for 500l.lately signed by her Majesty.Disposition Book XXI, p. 100.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for an account of the foreign plank which you judge necessary for a speedy supply of her Majesty's stores for 12 months; what price the merchants demand and what difficulties they suggest; what price you have offered this year and what you gave on your last contracts. My Lords direct you to suspend all proceedings relating to the supplying of plank till you receive a further signification from them. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 351.
Same to same. It is represented that the contractors for hemp delay signing their contracts and insist on terms of great weight. My Lords intend to lay that affair before the Queen in Council and in order thereto do direct you to send them an account of the quantity contracted for, the contractors' names, the price agreed for, what contracts are signed and by whom, and if any are unsigned why delayed, and what measures you can propose to render the contractors easy and to influence their punctual performance, so that the service be not disappointed. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges. Send my Lords to-morrow an account what [money] has been directed for Spain since their commission as Treasury Lords, either from hence, Lisbon or Genoa or by bills drawn from Barcelona directly. Ibid., p. 352.
Same to Secretary Lord Dartmouth. My Lords have read the extract which you sent them yesterday from William Chetwynd's letter dated Genoa May 14, new style. I am to inform you that Mr. Chetwynd has already received directions to draw bills for the services under his care and that my Lords are still of opinion that he should continue so to do, because on discoursing the remitters my Lords perceive it is difficult to find credit for Italy after such large sums as have been already remitted by them. My Lords therefore desire you in writing to Mr. Chetwynd to acquaint him herewith and let him know that my Lords will take care that his bills be duly complied with. Ibid.
May 22 William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed memorials [missing] of James Brydges, one relating to the payments made by Mr. Morrice and Mr. Mead on the extraordinaries of the war anno 1711; another relating to Brigadier Elliot's certificates for coals delivered for the service of Gibraltar; and the third relating to the disposition of 152,000l. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 352.
Same to the said James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to examine the extracts of letters as below concerning the distribution of Ordnance stores for the service of Spain and Portugal. Please report what stores have been sent for the service of Spain and Portugal and the value thereof and what deductions have been made for the same and also your opinion what ought to be deducted or accounted for by the King of Spain and of Portugal for the same or for any other extraordinary supplies furnished to them or their Troops.
Appending: said extracts of letters.
1) from the Board of Ordnance to Lord Dartmouth dated 1711 April 28:
Your Lordship will remember that the 1st of March last we laid before you an extract of a letter from Col. Richards and what Col. Duterne said about the state of stores in Spain, the Establishment of that Train and what are wanting and what stores were then shipping which have been some time since gone from hence and [which] we hope they will receive very shortly. What further stores are to be sent we must receive her Majesty's commands upon. But we must observe to your Lordship that we find all the Army in the field in Spain have been constantly supplied out of her Majesty's stores there. Whether that ought not to be repaid by the several Troops we must submit to her Majesty. It is impossible for us to make any judgment of what is fitting to be sent unless we know what provision is expected to be made by the King of Spain and what by her Majesty.
(2) from Lord Dartmouth dated 30 April 1711 to the Board of Ordnance.
I have laid yours of the 28th before her Majesty. In answer I must acquaint you that her Majesty's intentions always were to furnish her own Forces and those of the King of Spain with warlike stores, an account being [to be] taken by the Officers [of the Ordnance] under your direction of the quantities of every species delivered to those of the King of Spain so that a just deduction might be made out of the money allotted by Parliament for that King's service. This care I hope has always been taken by your Commissaries "for it is not to be imagined that her Majesty should furnish the Troops of the States General with ammunition."
(3) extract of a letter from the Board of Ordnance to Lord Dartmouth 5 May 1711.
In answer to yours of April 30 we do not find any such instructions given to this Office, nor do we know whether any deductions have been made as you mention. But we find our Commissaries have frequently furnished Ordnance stores to the Forces of the King of Portugal and the States General in Spain as well as to the Emperor['s] and King of Spain's Forces according to orders received from the Generals or Chief Officers Commanding the Army there. We have received letters from Mr. Richards, Colonel of the Train at Barcelona, dated March 23 and April 11 last signifying that Marshal Starembergh had not then given any direction to him what more stores to demand, expecting [or pending the arrival of] some General or Minister from England.
Ibid., pp. 353–4.
May 24. Money warrant for 955l. to James Scot [Scott], being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for three months' ordinary in advance from May 1 inst. as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland. (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 84. Order Book VIII, p. 112.
Same for 611l. 10s. 1½d. to Sir Charles Hedges for 1710 June 24 to Dec. 27 (the day of his death) on the 1,200l. per an. granted for the joint lives of him and Sir Richard Raines, Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: it appearing by the certificate of Thomas Welham, Deputy Register of the said Court, that the said Raines died on Wednesday, Dec. 27 last (with a later confirmation dated 1711 June 15 by Treasurer Oxford hereof). Money Book XXI, p. 133.
Letter of direction for 56,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions to the present 1711 Lottery [for 1,500,000l. as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6] next after 886,295l. 1s. 4½d. shall be received thereon: 50,000l. thereof is to be paid over to the exchange remitters for their bills given to said Brydges for the service of the Forces in Flanders, to be remitted by to-morrow's post: and the remaining 6,000l. to Sir William Hodges to answer bills drawn on the said Brydges by General Stanhope for the service of the prisoners in Spain and to be accounted as part of the 1,500,000l. voted by Parliament for the war in Spain and Portugal anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 98.
Same for 144l. 19s. 3d. to same out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1711: and is to be taken as part of the said 1,500,000l. and to be applied to satisfy debts due in quarters from the Officers and soldiers of Britton's [Col. William Breton] Regiment borne on the Establishment of Spain and chargeable to account of their subsistence. Ibid.
Same for 35,000l. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the present 1711 Lottery next and immediately after 942,295l. 1s. 4½d. shall be received thereon: and is in part of 65,352l. 0s. 4¼d. demanded by said Howe in a memorial dated the 11th inst. for subsistence and other services on the Establishment under his pay. Ibid., p. 99.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills [on the Navy Treasurer] in the method of the Navy Office for 476l. 17s. 3d. for interest paid by the said Treasurer of the Navy for 6 per cent. interest on 87,000l. procured by the Treasury Lords' directions to be advanced as follows for pressing services of the Navy on deposits of tallies and orders which have since been redeemed: Mr. Fran[cis] Haws having [on behalf of said Treasurer] laid before my Lords receipts showing the payment of the said interest by said Treasurer: as follows, viz.
£ s. d.
to the Bank of England for interest of 80,000l. advanced by them 386 5 9
to Robert Nightingale ditto on 4,000l. 60 0 0
to James Colebrooke ditto on 3,000l. 30 11 6
£476 17 3
Disposition Book XXI, p. 99.
May 24. Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners to discharge from quarantine the ship St. Jacob with iron and deals from Gottenburg: as by the order of the Queen in Council dated May 20 inst. on the petition of Hans Hackington, owner [see supra, p. 272].
the Councill-House, John Marquard master, with flax, potashes, clapboard and pipe staves from Dantzic: as by the like Order in Council on the petition of Jacob Jacobson, owner.
the Stephen, William Spencer master, with hemp and flax from Libia [Libau], as by the like Order in Council on the petition of William Astell, owner. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 346.
Treasury commission to John Storeaker to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses in Co. Yorks loco Jonathan Durden, dismissed.
Together with: warrant to the Receiver General for the West Riding of said county to pay him 50l. per an. salary as from date hereof. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 68, 69, 105.
May 25. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a Commission for the Leather Duty [9 Anne, c. 12] as by the Act of this present Parliament for laying certain Duties on hides and skins: the Commissioners to be Philip Ryley, George Townsend, Richard Shoreditch, William Walebank, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham: and whereas by the privy seal of Feb. 24 last [supra, p. 171] William Clayton, Richard Shoreditch and the said Roger Millart were constituted and appointed as Agents for Taxes, the Queen hereby revokes the said privy seal and hereby constitutes the abovesaid Ryley, Townsend, Shoreditch, Walebank, Millart and Isham to be Commissioners for Taxes ("Commissioners for holding intelligence and to correspond with the Receivers General to take care that they pay in their receipts of Taxes and to inspect, manage, direct and look after the Surveyors for the Duties on Houses and all officers appointed for bringing in arrears of Taxes and to take care that all the Queen's accomptants be duly brought to pass and finish their accounts"): all as from 1711 June 24: with the salary of 500l. per an. each, whereof 200l. per an. out of the Duties on Leather, 200l. per an. out of the Duties on Houses and 100l. per an. out of Civil List moneys in the Exchequer. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 23–28.
May 28. Letter of direction for 255l. 7s. 3d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: for the service of the Office of the Chamber: and is to be by him paid and applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Benj. Bedford for six months' rent of a house hired of him for the use of Prince Kourakin [Prince Boris Ivanovic Kurakin], Minister from the Czar of Muscovy, due 30 April 1711 207 1 6
for his disbursements for several necessaries at the request of the said Prince over and above his agreement 30 9 6
for Exchequer fees on the receipt hereof 17 16 3
£255 7 3
Disposition Book XXI, p. 101.
May 28. William Lowndes to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords considering the demands made by the Navy and Victualling for bills of exchange, do direct you to dispose of 10,000l. of the tallies and orders in your hands registered on the Land Tax anno 1711 after 1,150,000l. thereon, "in the best manner you can, but so as the allowance [of discount] to be made thereupon do not exceed 1 per cent." The same is to be applied as follows: viz.
to pay bills of exchange on the head of Wear and Tear 7,000
for the like on the head of Victualling 3,000
Ibid., p. 104.
Same to William Chetwynd, Envoy at Genoa. My Lords have directed that 206,896 Crowns 11 sols in bills on Genoa dated the 23rd inst. payable at 60 days, be remitted to you by Mr. Brydges for the service of the Forces in Spain. As soon as the bills come to your hands please take care to turn them into money in the best manner you can for her Majesty's advantage and send up the same to Mr. Mead, the Deputy Paymaster at Barcelona, by the very first opportunity. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 355.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lords recommend to you Alexander Frazer for a stamper's place on the next vacancy. Ibid.
Treasury commission to Charles Darlow to be a Surveyor of the Old and Additional Duties on Houses in Co. Huntingdon loco Thomas Jeay, deceased.
Together with: warrant to the Receiver General of said county to pay him 30l. per an. salary as from date hereof. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 68–69, 105.
William Blathwayt dated from Dirham to the Commissioners for Public Accounts. Having been for some time indisposed with a lameness which has obliged me (with her Majesty's leave) to come into these parts for the use of the Bath waters, I have this day received yours of the 26th inst. and have sent orders to the person I left in London to give you a copy of my patent as Auditor of her Majesty's revenue in America. The said patent contains the general Instructions by which I act. As to particular Instructions they have been given me upon occasion by my Lord Treasurer, of which entries are made in several Journals which are ready to be produced to you. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, p. 40.
May 30. Privy seal for 40s. a day to Isaac d'Alais, Esq., for his ordinary as our Secretary at the Court of Hanover: to commence as from 1 Jan. last. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 31.
Same for 40s. a day to George Mackenzie for his ordinary as Secretary to reside with the King of Poland. Ibid., p. 191.
May 31. Same for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,085l. due from Sir John Lambert of the City of London, ut supra, p. 214. (Treasury warrant dated June 27 hereon to the Receipt accordingly.) Ibid., pp. 38–9. Money Book XXI, p. 106.
Same for 300l. as equipage and 40s. a day as ordinary to Henry Watkins as Secretary to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General: to be payable as from April 14 last, the first quarter thereon to be paid in advance. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 65.