Warrant Book: June 1711, 1-5

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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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June 1711

June 1. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 7,407l. 1s. 1½d. to Deficient Funds as follows, said sum representing the income between May 4 and June 1 from branches of the revenue as follows, viz. 1,445l. 0s. 9½d. from Vellum [or Stamp Duties]; 2,699l. 8s. 7½d. from Continued Impositions; 2,070l. 0s. 10d. from Salt; 1,186l. 1s. 4d. from Windows; 6l. 9s. 6d. from Duties on Marriages, this last item being a surplus from the first General Mortgage [or Sinking Fund or Deficiencies Amortization Scheme]: the said distribution and application to be as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register 1 June 1711 The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 16135 13 6073 8
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 800 0 0 225 6 5
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 700 0 0 730 9 11
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 771 6 377 16 6
Deduct the deficiency of the Third Quarterly Poll [as being now hereby liquidated] 669092 19 9
212770 17 0
456322 2 9 18407 0 1 7407 1
"The proportion for loans on the Register for the third Quarterly Poll and interest thereof out of this month's dividend amounts to about 2,200l., but it being computed that about 730l. 9s. 11d. will be sufficient to discharge all the said loans and the interest thereupon, let the entire sum of 730l. 9s. 11d. be deducted for that service and the residue is then to be apportioned among the remaining funds." Money Book XXI, p. 87.
June 1. Confirmation by same of the money order for 1,000,000l. to James Brydges for the Forces Abroad, ut supra, p. 155, under date 1710–11, Feb. 1. Order Book VIII, p. 26.
Letter of direction for 200,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions to be made by Sir John Lambert in behalf of himself and others on the Act now passing [9 Anne, c. 16] for orders payable in course with a certain increase of principal and interest and other advantages as in the said Act; to wit 50,000l. for the first fourth part of said 200,000l. and is to be contributed by said Lambert immediately after the said Act shall have passed the royal assent; and the remaining 150,000l. thereof at the times said Lambert shall contribute same so as it be on or before the respective days appointed by the said Act. The said 200,000l. is intended to be paid over by said Brydges to the said Lambert and other [exchange] remitters in satisfaction for their bills of exchange given to said Brydges about March 29 last for the service of the Forces in Flanders pursuant to their treaty with the Treasury Lords. Disposition Book XXI, p. 101.
June 2. Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford constituting Alexander Wedderburn, John Whetham, David Ross, Alexander Forbes and James Boyle [who are the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland] to be Commissioners for the Duties on Leather as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 12, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland: with salary of 100l. per an. each as from June 24 inst. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 239–40.
June 3. Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions in the Exchequer to the present Lottery [the 1,500,000l. Lottery as by 9 Anne, c. 6]: and is intended to be paid over to Sir John Lambert and other the remitters to complete the 100,000l. for bills of exchange, whereof 50,000l. were given by them May 25 last in bills on Amsterdam at 2½ usance at 10 guilders 11 stivers per pound sterling for the Forces in Flanders and the remaining 50,000l. by bills on Genoa dated May 25 at 60 days at 58 pence sterling per Crown, for the service of the Forces in Spain. Disposition Book XXI, p. 102.
June 4. Same for 15,000l. to same out of Contributions on the Lottery as the same are paid into the Exchequer: as in part of 1,500,000l. for the war in Spain and Portugal anno 1711: and to be applied towards answering 30,473l. 6s. 9d. demanded this day by said Brydges for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
for stoppages of subsistence of the Regiments in Spain to pay Officers and recruits here belonging to the said Regiments and for subsistence for the wives and families of others [Officers thereof abroad] 21,400 7 11½
for the like stoppages out of the subsistence of the Regiments in Portugal, applicable to the same services 9,072 18
£30,473 6 9
Disposition Book XXI, p. 102.
June 4. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the memorial of Monsieur Vryberge, the Dutch Envoy, concerning two inferior Dutch sea officers who were illtreated and imprisoned by some customs Officers at Gravesend. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 355.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Attorney General and Solicitor General with Mr. Borrett to advise of the most effectual methods for making out and executing Exchequer process against accountants who are in default. (The like notice to said Borrett.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to lay before the Lord Treasurer an account how far the Forces in your care of pay have been paid on the 1st inst.: likewise an account of the sums already received by you out of the funds of this year with the particular services for which same were issued. Ibid., p. 356.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Goodwin, of London, merchant, shewing that he has paid 40,000l. per an. for Duties on tobacco; that lately his bonds to the amount of 7,000l. are put in process in the Exchequer and he is under great difficulty to make present payment and though he has sufficient to pay yet the prosecution if carried on will be his utter ruin: therefore praying stay of process until the arrival of the Virginia Fleet, which is expected before Michaelmas. Reference Book VIII, p. 457.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Gothi et al., sureties in 7,000l. for the abovesaid Goodwin: to the like effect. Ibid.
June 5. Letter of direction for 1711 Easter term salaries to the Judges &c. as follows:
to 13 Judges at Westminster 3,250
to Sir Joseph Jekyl, Chief Justice of Chester 125
to six Judges of Wales on their 300l. per an each [ut supra, p. 283] 450
to John Pocklington, Second Justice of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery 100
to 11 Masters in Chancery for 1711 Lady day quarter on 100l. per an. each 275
Disposition Book XXI, p. 103.
June 5. Treasury reference to the Postmaster General of the petition of Josiah Clarke, Master Cooper to the Office of Ordnance at Portsmouth, shewing that he became surety for John Gayton, Postmaster of Portsmouth, who failed indebted 600l. to the Queen; that he, Clarke, can make no other satisfaction than by assigning over so much of the debentures due to him in the Office of Ordnance: therefore prays that same be accepted as they come in course to be paid. Reference Book VIII, p. 458.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Porteen, Richard Froome et al., merchants, shewing that they have lately imported some bales of thrown Italian silk which were seized by Robert Wood, officer of London port, as not being of the growth of the place from which imported: therefore pray a non pros in consideration of their being fair dealers and the matter being an accident. Ibid.