Warrant Book: June 1711, 6-10

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

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June 1711

June 6. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 70,000l. to Francis Godolphin, commonly called Viscount Ryalton, as imprest for discharging the arrears of the ordinary and extraordinary charges of the Household to the end of April last, to which time he continued in the office of Cofferer of the Household. (Money warrant dated June 11 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated June 9.) (Money order dated June 11 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 22. Money Book XXI, p. 91. Order Book VIII, p. 63.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,600l. per an. to Robert Benson, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, as from June 4 inst., and further to pay to himself as late Chancellor of the Exchequer the like salary for the period 1711 Lady day to May 29, "being the day on which we appointed you to be our High Treasurer of Great Britain." (Dormant money warrant dated June 9 hereon for said Benson's salary.) (Money warrant dated June 13 hereon for said Oxford's salary.) (Money order for 280l. 10s. 8d. dated June 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction for 280l. 16s. 8d. dated June 14 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 28. Money Book XXI, pp. 88, 96. Order Book VIII, p. 63. Disposition Book XXI, p. 111.
Same to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute Stephen Lilly to be Receiver General of the Post Office (of the Duties granted from 1st June 1711 by the Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 11] for Establishing a General Post Office): with the salary of 300l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 29.
Same to same for a same to constitute Edward Philipps to the office of Comptroller of the Mint within the Tower of London or elsewhere within that part of the kingdom of Great Britain called England, in the room of John Ellis, Esq.: to be executed by himself or deputy to be first approved by the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 30.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money order of 1710–11 Feb. 5 for 20,000l. to Spencer Compton, ut supra, p. 149, under date 1710–11 Jan. 25. Order Book VII, p. 29.
June 6. William Lowndes to Lord Forbes. The Lord Treasurer desires you to let him have a memorial from you relating to the 1,000l. you desire of her Majesty "and whether you do not propose that in case the judgment in the Court of Admiralty goes for the captors the same [1,000l.] is to be reckoned as part of your share of the capture [of the Genoese ships]." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 356.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to lay before the Lord Treasurer an account of the several Agents abroad employed by you in the service of the Victualling; what securities they have given and the methods prescribed to them for drawing bills of exchange and under what checks or comptrolls their transactions pass. Ibid.
[?] Same to Mr. Williams. It is of consequence that the printing of the Act [9 Anne, c. 16] for the 2,000,000l. be done with all expedition. "You'll know therefore how to make use of this intimation." Ibid.
June 6. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 30 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision for the Duchess of Somerset, Groom of the Stole, of several quantities of lace, viz. a Flanders laced head and 8½ yards of Flanders lace, being for her Majesty's royal person: to an estimate of 75l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, and Henry, Earl of Rochester, [jointly] Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General, Ireland, to take and receive to their own use from any persons in whose hands the same shall remain, the sum of 464l. 15s. 5¼d. arisen by the fee of 6d. out of every 20s. paid upon the Establishments of expense in Ireland, in respect of the said office of Vice Treasurer &c. there, to wit between 18 Sept. last 1710, the day of the decease of John, Earl of Anglesey, late Vice Treasurer there, and the 11th Oct. following, being the date of the Commission of said Arthur and Henry to said office. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 229.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 100l. to Sir Gilbert Dolben, one of the Justices of Common Pleas, being the fee for the last Lent circuit, which he was prevented from going upon by reason of his attendance in the Parliament in London. Ibid., p. 230.
June 7. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 366l. 16s. 8d. per an. salary to Francis Arundel as Surveyor of the Outports of England and Wales loco William Waterson, deceased, who died soon after Xmas 1710: out of which salary the said Arundel is to satisfy and discharge the allowances to the officers for sending up accounts to the Surveyor's Office in London according to the tenor of a proviso in his patent. Money Book XXI, p. 86.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a dormant warrant of 1710 Aug. 21, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 421, for payment of the salaries of the Judges and Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster, Ibid. XX, p. 362,
June 7. Same by same of a money order of 1711 May 24 for 504l. 13s. 11d. to William Borrett, ut supra, pp. 282–3. Order Book VIII, p. 59.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Pultney, her Majesty's Envoy at Copenhagen, to Secretary the Duke of Queensberry with the copy [missing] of a letter from David Christye to said Pultney containing an account of several frauds committed in the exportation of tobacco from North Britain under pretence of [it] going to Bergen and obtaining debentures for the drawback when the same have been re-landed in North Britain. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 356.
Indenture between Treasurer Oxford of the one part and the Honble. James Saunderson, Esq., Thomas Plott, Esq., and John Hungerford, Esq., constituting them to be his deputies and substitutes in the Office of Alienation under the powers of the privy seal of 1702 May 30, as in place of said Saunderson and Plott and Christopher Stockdale, thereto constituted by a similar indenture dated 1707 April 26 between Treasurer Godolphin and them, which prior deputation is hereby determined and made void. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 211–13.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of William Rogers, Esq., Master in Chancery, et al., trustees for Thomas Howard, Esq., that no grant pass of the office of Constable of Gloucester Castle now vested in the said trustees till they be heard. Notice to be given to said Rogers at his chamber in Lincolns Inn. Caveat Book, p. 63.
June 8. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Samuell Masham, Esq., "whom we have appointed to be Cofferer of our Household": as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary services of the Household. (Money warrant dated July 3 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated June 21.) (Money order dated July 4 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 31. Money Book XXI, p. 119. Order Book VIII, p. 83.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of the money order of May 25 for 322l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, ut supra, p. 283. Order Book VIII, p. 60.
Letter of direction for 2,487l. 12s. 1d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions to the Lottery [9 Anne, c. 6] anno 1711: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to pay sundry Officers en second and to be accounted as part of 10,000l. allowed for these Officers on the 292,304l. 2s. 4d. voted by Parliament for extraordinaries of the war: as per said Brydges' memorial of the 4th inst. 2,073 4 1
for Staff Officers belonging to the Duke of Argyll waiting now at Portsmouth for their passage to Spain, viz. 84 days' advance on their pay and to be accounted as part of 1,500,000l. voted for the war in Spain and Portugal anno 1711: as per another memorial of said Brydges of the 4th inst. 414 8 0
£2,487 12 1
Disposition Book XXI, p. 103.
June 8. William Lowndes to Sir Theodore Janssen et al., remitters [of exchange]. The Lord Treasurer desires you to give to Mr. Brydges your bills for 50,000l. upon Amsterdam and Antwerp for the service of the Troops in the Low Countries according to your agreement made with his Lordship this day: "so as that they may be sent to Holland by this night's post." Ibid., p. 104.
Same to the Solicitor of the Customs to attend the Auditors of Imprests and receive their directions as to Exchequer process against accountants who are in default for any the revenues of Customs whereof you are the Solicitor.
The like letter to the Solicitor respectively of the Excise, the Post Office, Salt Duties and Stamp Duties. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 357.
June 9. Royal letters patent appointing John Ward, Esq., of the Inner Temple, to be one of the Justices of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery to hear all pleas of the Crown and all other pleas within the said Counties and all matters pertaining to justice according to the laws of England and in such form as is used in the said Counties according to the form of the statute for our Dominion of Wales: with the fee of 50l. per an. loco John Pocklington thereto appointed by patent dated 28 April 1707. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 73, 102–3.
Same appointing William Banaster (a serjeant at law) to be Justice of the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan and town of Haverfordwest: all loco Charles Whitacre thereto appointed by patent of 1708 June 16, whose patent is hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 108.
June 9.
same appointing Edward Jeffreyes (one of the Queen's Counsel) to be a Justice of the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan and Haverfordwest: with the fee of 50l. per an.: loco Thomas Webb, Esq., whose patent is hereby revoked. Ibid., pp. 135–6.
June 9
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of the warrant of 1709 Sept. 9 for the Earl of Kinnoul's 1,000l. annuity, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 353. Money Book XX, p. 130.
The like of money warrants as follows:
Of 1710–11 Feb. 28 for 125l. each tot he Privy Council clerks, ut supra. p. 190. Ibid. XXI, p. 39.
Of Feb. 28 last for 160l. to Richard Hill; 75l. to John Roos; 60l. to Charles Whittaker: 60l. to Robert Bertie; 150l, to John Inglis; 150l. to the Duke of Devonshire; 68l. 8s. 9d. and 54l. 15s. 0d. to John Cocks and Richard Grigson, ut supra, pp. 190, 191. Ibid., pp. 89–91.
June 9. Of same date for 554l. 14s. 9½d. to the Officers of the Ordnance: 34l. 2s. 0d. to the executors of Thomas Silver and 210l. to the King's Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms: ut supra, pp. 191, 192. Ibid., pp. 92–3.
Of same dated same for 172l. 10s. 0d. to James Chase; 6,000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch and 293l. 15s. 0d. to Malachy Thurston, ut supra, p. 192. Ibid., pp. 96–7.
Of same date for 250l. to Thomas Lane, ut supra, p. 192. Ibid., p. 102.
For 33l. 5s. 0d. to the Officers of the Revels, ut ibid. Ibid., p. 105.
Of same date for 69l. 16s. 8d. to the Queen's Remembrancer, ut supra, p. 193. Ibid., p. 119.
The like confirmation of money orders as follows:
Of March 8 last for 200l. to the Clerks of the Privy Council, ut supra, p. 189, under date Feb. 28. Order Book VIII, p. 39.
Of March 8 for 20l. 13s. 7½d. to Sir Christopher Wrenn and 32l. 18s. 1½d. to John Ball, ut supra, p. 189, under date Feb. 28. Ibid., p. 63.
Of a money warrant of Feb. 2 last for 80l. to William Jones, ut supra, p. 155, under date Feb. 2. Money Book XXI, p. 35.
Of money orders of March 8 for 3,750l. to the Commissioners of Trade, ut supra, p. 189, under date Feb. 28.
And for 575l. to William Popple, ut ibid. Order Book VIII, p. 38.
Of 1711 April 10 for 53l. 6s. 8d. to John Cook, ut supra, pp. 189–90, under date 1710–11 Feb. 28. Ibid., p. 67.
Of 1710–11 March 12 for 300l. to the executors of Sir David Mitchell, ut supra, p. 190, under date Feb. 28. Ibid., p. 64.
Of 1710 Oct. 31 for 50l. each to Anthony Hodges and Walter Hamilton, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 491, under date 1710 Oct. 31. Ibid., p. 5.
Of 1711 May 17 for 100l. to said Hamilton, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 277, under date 1711 May 17. Ibid., p. 6.
Of 1710 Oct. 10 for 40,000l. for the Works, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 449. Ibid. VII, p. 474.
Of 1710 Dec. 18 for 600,000l. to John How for Guards and Garrisons, ut supra, ibid., p. 542. Ibid. VIII, p. 9.
June 9. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of money orders as follows:
Of 1710–11 Jan. 18 for 1,120l. 16s. 5¾d. to Samuell Edwyn, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 140. Order Book VIII, p. 86.
Of 14 May 1711 for 4,009l. 4s. 7d. to Samuel Smithin, ut supra, p. 270. Ibid., p. 61.
Of 1710–11 Jan. 27 for 1,057l. to Sir Clement Cottrell for Mary Ann de Montandre, ut supra, p. 143, under date 1710–11 Jan. 20. Ibid., p. 27.
Of same date for 322l. to same for a present to the Marquis de Les Rios [Don Martin de los Rios], Envoy from the King of Spain, ut supra, under date 1710–11 March 21. Ibid., p. 62.
Of 1710–11 Jan. 25 for 200l. to Richard Harcourt as under date 1710–11 Jan. 20, supra, p. 144. Ibid., p. 28.
Of 1710–11 Jan. 3 for 137,400l. to Sir John Humble, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 557. Ibid. VII, p. 509.
Of 1710 Feb. 28 for 26,000l. to Abigail Masham for the Privy Purse, ut supra, p. 186, under date 1710–11 Feb. 26. Ibid. VIII, p. 37.
Letter of direction for the following issues out of Civil List moneys. [This list represents the final provision by Treasurer Oxford on his entry on the Lord Treasurership for unexecuted money warrants or orders going back as far as 18 Jan. but mostly to 28 Feb. 1710–11 and for which as Lord Treasurer he had already signed separate warrants of renewal or confirmation] viz.:
£ s. d.
the Duchess of Buccleuch, for 1½ years' annuity 6,000 0 0
the Commissioners for Trade, for three quarters' salary 3,750 0 0
the Officers of Dean Forest, for two years 420 0 0
Col. Fairfax's heirs, for one year 100 0 0
Mr. Chase, apothecary, for 1½ years 172 10 0
Mr. Browning, for same 90 0 0
Amias Hext, for one year 100 0 0
Dr. Boucher, Professor of Civil Law, for one year 40 0 0
Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General Trent South, for three quarters 37 10 0
Mr. Hewett, Surveyor General Trent North, for same 37 10 0
Mr. Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, half a year's [office] salaries 575 0 0
ditto, for half a year's incidents to 1710 June 24 130 9 11
the Keepers of the Council Chamber, for three quarters 54 15 0
ditto, on their fee of 2s. 6d. a day, for three quarters 68 8 9
Officers of the Ordnance, for 1¼ years 554 14
executors of Capt. Silver, late Master Gunner 34 2 0
executors of Sir David Mitchell, for 1½ years 300 0 0
the Governor of Windsor Castle, for 1¼ years 226 10 0
the Knight Harbinger, for 1½ years 293 15 0
Mr. Lane, for half a year 250 0 0
executors of Mr. Doulben, late Clerk of the Fines at Ludlow 26 19 5
the Queen's Remembrancer 69 16 8
the Clerk of the Estreats, for one year 96 13 4
Chief Justice of Eyre, Trent South 250 0 0
the Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms, half a year 210 0 0
the Master of the Temple, one year 37 6 8
the Officers of the Revels, 1½ years 33 5 0
Dr. Boucher, half a year 20 0 0
the Officers of the Works at Windsor 53 8 9
Mr. Bertie for Mrs. Cock, for 1½ years 60 0 0
the Reader of Physic at Oxford, three quarters 30 0 0
the Duke of Devonshire, late Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North 150 0 0
Mr. Whittaker, Foreign Opposer, for 1½ years 60 0 0
the Clerks of the Council for the business of the Commissioners of Trade 200 0 0
ditto, salary for half a year 500 0 0
Mr. Roos, her Majesty's Graver of Seals, for 1½ years 75 0 0
Mr. Hill, Latin Secretary, for two years 160 0 0
the Marshal of the Ceremonies, for 1½ years 150 0 0
the Housekeeper at Newmarket, for a quarter 50 0 0
Dr. Green 50 0 0
Emanuel College 20 16 8
the executors of Sir Charles Cotterell, for his salary 300 0 0
ditto, on his allowance in lieu of bills 150 0 0
Clerk of the Estreats in Common Pleas, for two years 40 0 0
Dr. Bentley, Library Keeper, for 1½ years 300 0 0
the Master of the Horse, for 6¼ years 416 13 4
Mr. Jones, Apothecary, for 1½ years 80 0 0
Sir Clement Cotterell, as Assistant Master of the Ceremonies 182 10 0
Mr. Beake, for the under clerks of the Council 200 0 0
Mr. English, for a present to Seignr. [Vendramino] Bianchi 119 7 6
Mr. Harcourt, Clerk of the Crown 200 0 0
Sir Clement Cotterell, for Madame de Montandre 1,057 0 0
ditto, for the Marquis de les Reos [Rios] 322 0 0
ditto, for Baron Forstner 322 0 0
Mr. Berry, Receiver General for Co. Notts, as reward 384 0 0
Mr. Smithen, for plate 4,009 4 7
£23,621 6
Disposition Book XXI, pp. 105–6.
June 9. Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XXI, p. 107.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Thomas Halor and Cath. Roberts shewing that in Michaelmas term 1705 they outlawed one Shuny Cowper of West Chiltington, Co. Sussex, on two bonds of 200l. each, and John Shelley, Sheriff of the county, raised 200l. upon a venditioni exponas: therefore pray a privy seal to authorise the Sheriff to pay them the money. Reference Book VIII, p. 458.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Edward Noel and John Perry, surviving assigness of the Commission of bankrupt against Thomas and Samuel Price late of London, goldsmiths: shewing that they have lately found out that the said Thomas and Samuel are and were possessed of annuities in the Exchequer of 13l. 10s. 0d., 115l. 2s. 2d. and 2l. 12s. 0d., which annuities the Commissioners of that Commission of bankrupt have granted and assigned to petitioners: therefore praying orders for payment of same at the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 459.
June 10. Royal letters patent revoking Nicholas Lechmere's patent of 1708 May 10 as a Queen's Counsel. Queen's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 164.