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Warrant Book: June 1711, 11-15

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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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June 1711

June 11. Letter of direction for 16,842l. 9s. 5¼d. to Francis, Visct. Ryalton, late Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is to complete the expense of wages, board wages and purveyances due in the Office of the Cofferer for the months of April, May and June 1710. Disposition Book XXI, p. 107.
William Lowndes to Secretary Lord Dartmouth to send to the Lord Treasurer copies of all the Treaties which have been made for the Foreign Forces now serving in Spain. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 357.
Same to George Granville [Secretary at War.] I have read to the Lord Treasurer yours of the 29th ult. desiring all possible despatch to an affair of Brigadier Bissett's depending in the Treasury so that he might attend the service in Spain as is required of him. In reply I am to say that two reports have been read at the Treasury relating thereto, the one the 19th Feb. and the other the 22nd March last, and the answer upon them has been "there is no provision made by Parliament for losses of this kind," the demand of the said Brigadier being for money alleged by him to belong to the Coldstream Regiment of Guards put on board Sir Cloudesly Shovell's ship which was lost. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides &c. to appoint Edward Foley as Receiver General of said Duties: at a salary of 350l. per an. Ibid., p. 358.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Dr. Woodroffe, governor and tutor to her Majesty's scholars the Greek youths to be educated at Oxford, shewing that he is indebted 600l. for Salt Duties, for which sum he is under confinement; that there is a much greater sum due to him for the maintenance of the said Greek youths: therefore praying to be enlarged from confinement and that all process against him may be stayed. Reference Book IX, p. 1.
June 12. Money warrant for 4,739l. 14s. 5d. to Charles, Visct. Townsend, late Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General, 3,628l. 11s. 5d. thereof for 36 weeks and 2 days 1710 Aug. 2 to 1711 April 13 (the day he returned from that employment into the royal presence as certified by Secretary St. John) on his ordinary of 100l. a week and 397l. 16s. 0d., 396l. and 317l. 7s. 0d. for three bills of extras as follows.
Appending: said bills of extraordinaries:
£ s. d.
(1) from 2 Aug. 1710 to 2 Nov. 1710, old style, as allowed by Secretary St. John, "being within the Regulation."
for postage of letters 149 0 0
for printed papers and written intelligence 68 0 0
for stationery ware 55 16 0
for other extraordinary expenses and incident charges during this quarter 125 0 0
£397 16 0
(2) from 2 Nov. 1710 to 2 Feb. 1710–11 as similarly allowed.
for postage of letters to and from all parts 139 0 0
for printed news and written intelligence 69 0 0
for stationery ware 48 0 0
for New Year's gifts to the several Officers of the States 47 0 0
for other extraordinary expenses and incident charges during this quarter 93 0 0
£396 0 0
(3) from 2 Feb. 1710–11 to 13 April 1711 as similarly allowed.
postage of letters 89 7 0
written and printed news 48 0 0
stationery ware 30 0 0
charges of transporting my family and equipage 150 0 0
£317 7 0
(Money order dated June 13 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 94–5. Order Book VIII, p. 64.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to pay the several bankers' annuities according to a certificate or schedule attached dated June 5 inst. [missing]: the said entries representing assignations or other changes of ownership of the said annuities whether by bills, deed, assurances [or succession &c.]. Money Book XXI, p. 101.
June 12. Money order for 54l. 15s. 0d. to John Cocks and Richard Grigson, Keepers of the Council Chamber, for three quarters to 1709 Xmas on their salary or allowance for attending the business of Trade and Plantations. Order Book VIII, p. 66.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions for the Lottery anno 1711: and is to be applied towards answering the sum of 42,981l. 18s. 7¼d. demanded by him for subsistence and other services of the Guards and Garrisons as in his memorial of the 8th inst. Disposition Book XXI, p. 107.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Lord Treasurer has had laid before him an account of the sums issued to you at the Exchequer up to June 4 inst. out of the funds granted by Parliament for the service of the year 1711, the said sums amounting to 2,013,465l. 15s. 11d. You are to go over every individual sum in the account thereof and distinguish the uses for which every one of them has been or is to be applied under the proper heads as below voted by Parliament this year as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for the 40,000 men for which the House voted 919,092 3 6
for the 10,000 Additional Forces for which the House voted 177,511 3 6
for the 3,000 Palatines for which the House voted 34,251 13 4
for the 4,639 Saxons for which the House voted 43,251 12 6
for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons for which the House voted 9,269 16 6
for the Troops of Augmentation for which the House voted 220,000 0 0
for subsidies to her Majesty's Allies and to whom, for which the House voted 478,956 16 7
for the war in Spain and Portugal for which the House voted 1,500,000 0 0
for several extraordinary charges of the war incurred and to be incurred 292,369 2 4
Please forward this account with all expedition as all future issues at the Exchequer are to be regulated thereby. Ibid., p. 108.
Same to same to report on the enclosed report [missing] of George Granville, Secretary at War, relating to the pay of Lieut. Gen. Sankey and the Earl of Barrimore as General Officers on the Portugal Establishment. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 358.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes to report on the enclosed papers [missing] presented to Treasurer Oxford by Sir William Fazakerly, Receiver of the Land Tax for London, Westminster and Middlesex, in relation to last year's Land Tax arrears standing out on those places. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an extract [missing] from Don Luis da Cunha, Envoy of Portugal, concerning some chocolate brought over by Mr. Brochado [Jose da Cunha Brochado], who is likewise Envoy Extraordinary from that Crown. What do the Customs of the chocolate amount to and what has been usually done in the like cases ? Ibid., p. 359.
June 12. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Robert Coggan for extension of lease of the capital messuage and scite of the manor house of Epworth. Reference Book IX, p. 1.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to James Saunderson, one of the Commissioners in the Office of Alienations, to appoint Isaac Ewers of Lincolns Inn, Esq., to officiate for him in the said Office in his absence. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 213.
June 13. Money warrant for 939l. 0s. 7½d. to the executors of the late Earl of Rochester for 1710 Sept. 21 to 1711 May 2 (the day of his death) on his allowance of 1,500l. per an. as President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated June 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 12 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 96. Order Book VIII, p. 75. Disposition Book XXI, p. 128.
Same for 948l. to Horatio Walpole, late Secretary to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace; for 1709 Dec. 25 to 1711 Aug. 13 (the day he returned into her Majesty's presence from the said employment): on his ordinary of 40s. a day. (Money order dated June 15 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 98. Order Book VIII, p. 112.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money warrant of Feb. 28 last, supra, p. 190, for 250l. to the Earl of Wharton. Money Book XXI, p. 75.
The like of a same of same date for 6,000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch, ut supra, p. 192. Ibid., p. 97.
The like of money orders of May 17, ut supra, pp. 280–1, for 50l. each to John Yeomans and Col. John Pearne. Order Book VIII, p. 65.
The like of an order dated May 15 for 130l. 9s. 1d. to William Popple, ut supra, p. 278. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 60,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the Act 9 Anne, c. 16, for raising two millions: and is to be applied to services as follows: viz.
£
to the [exchange] remitters to answer the value of their bills given the 8th inst. on Amsterdam at 2½ usance and on Antwerp at sight at 10 guilders 10 stivers per pound sterling: as by their proposal of the 8th inst. 50,000
to repay the Bank of England the 10,000l. borrowed to answer bills of exchange from Italy and Spain, to wit 8,633l. 18s. 4d. in bills drawn by Mr. Chetwynd from Italy and 1,366l. 1s. 8d. in bills drawn by Mr. Mead from Barcelona 10,000
£60,000
Disposition Book XXI, p. 109.
June 13. Letter of direction for 100,000l. to Charles Cesar, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is intended to be reserved in his hands for such services of the Navy and Victualling as shall be appointed. Disposition Book XXI, p. 109.
Same for 22,981l. 18s. 7¼d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions as above: and is to complete the sum of 42,981l. 18s. 7¼d. demanded by him for the subsistence &c. of the Guards and Garrisons, ut supra, p. 302. Ibid., p. 110.
Same for 1,803l. 5s. 7d. to James Brydges: out of Contributions as above: and is to pay the allowances to the widows of Officers who died in the service; under the head of Clearings to the Forces in Flanders: as by said Brydges' memorial of the 4th inst. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Charles Cesar, Treasurer of the Navy. The Lord Treasurer directs that out of the 100,000l. directed as above you apply 11,020l. as follows: viz.
£
for wages, being to pay tickets for men removed from one ship to another and discharged for infirmities pursuant to Act of Parliament [4–5 Anne, c. 6, clause 12] 5,020
for imprests and bills of exchange under the head of Wear and Tear 6,000
£11,020
Ibid., p. 111.
Letter of direction for 1,148l. 1s. 7½d. to James Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. [by the Act 9 Anne, c. 16]: and is to be paid over to clear sundry Officers of the Regiment late Col. Magney's that were made prisoners at the battle of Almanza and are now ordered to Flanders on service: and is in part of 1,500,000l. voted by Parliament for the war in Spain and Portugal. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. Treasurer Oxford orders that the officers of the Receipt attend this afternoon as well as in the morning for the despatch of her Majesty's affairs. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 358.
Same to Mr. Borret and Mr. Wilcox to take the Attorney General's directions as to prosecuting offenders for the great trespasses daily committed within the forests of Alice Holt and Woolmer in Co. Southampton by cutting and destroying the timber there. Ibid., p. 359.
Same to Mr. Burchet [Secretary of the Admiralty]. The Lord Treasurer desires to know where the 8,000 Marines are that are part of the 40,000 men for the Navy. Ibid.
Same to [Spencer] Compton to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Margaret, Countess of Marlborough. Ibid., p. 360.
June 13. Same to same to report on same [missing] of Martha Bastin, widow, praying the arrears of her pension payable in your Office. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for their report on the account of Sir Henry Furnese's remittances which was referred to you some time since. [See supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 504, under date 14 Nov. 1710.] Ibid., p. 361.
Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to constitute Leonard Pinkney as one of the Customers of Newcastle port loco Sir Thomas Doleman, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 345.
Treasury reference to John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir Samuel Vanaker Sambrook of London, bart., and Jerimiah Sambroke of London, gent., shewing that they have a claim to some part of ground in the Savoy which the Master &c. of the late dissolved Hospital of the Savoy demised to Mrs. Packer for 60 years from 1671 Xmas, whose interest is now in petitioners by mesne conveyances and they have built and improved the premises: therefore praying "a concurrent lease of all the premises." Reference Book VIII, p. 458.
Same to same of the petition of William Gwyn Vaughan, Esq., shewing that in 1635 June 16 the manor of Haja [Hay] Wallensis in Co. Brecon was assigned to his ancestors by James Hey et al. for 133l. and his descendants have enjoyed same constantly on the ancient rent of 18l. 10s. 0d. [to the Crown]: therefore praying a fresh term therein. Ibid. IX, p. 3.
Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford constituting and appointing John Blunt to be one of her Majesty's Receivers for the sum of 993,000l. to be voluntarily contributed or advanced in part of the 2,000,000l. as by the Act lately passed, 9 Anne, c. 16, for Licensing Hackney Coaches &c. He is to take care that his receipts be duly paid into the Exchequer from time to time in accordance with said Act. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 214.
The like for Edward Gibbons "to be a Receiver of the same Lottery money as far as 200,000l."
and for Lancelot Burton, Lionel Herne, Samuel Edwards and John Granger "to be Receivers of the same Lottery money as far as 807,000l." Ibid.
June [14]. Royal letters patent appointing William, Earl of Dartmouth, to be a Principal Secretary of State. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 452–3.
June 14. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a dormant money warrant of 1710 Nov. 8 for 1,000l. per an. to Sir James Mountague, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 497. Money Book XX, p. 420.
Same by same of a same for Col. John Pearne's salary as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Montserrat, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 161. under date 1710–11 Feb. 7. Ibid. XXI, p. 10.
June 14. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a dormant money warrant of 1708 Nov. 6 for 100l. per an. to John Tarver, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 429. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 440.
The like of same for same to John Tyas, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 429. Ibid., p. 441.
The like of the dormant warrant of 1702–3 Feb. 15 for 20l. per an. to Sidney Godolphin as Auditor of Wales, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVIII, pp. 140–1. Money Book XVI, p. 267.
Of the dormant warrant of 1702 Oct. 19 for payment of the termly fees &c. of the Cursitor Baron [or Fifth Baron] of the Exchequer, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVII, p. 366. Ibid., p. 156.
Of the dormant warrant of 1707–8 March 23 for 40l. per an. to Geo. Montagu, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 173. Ibid. XIX, p. 208.
Of the dormant warrant of 1707 Dec. 3 for 500l. per an. to Richard Topham as Keeper of the Records, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 508. Ibid., p. 132.
Of the dormant warrant of 3 Nov. 1705 for 200l. per an. to Lieut. John Yeomans, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XX, p. 456. Ibid. XVIII, p. 60.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Count [Carl] Gyllenborg, the Swedish Envoy, praying the restitution of a Danish prize now at Hull called the Memoria which was taken by a Swedish man of war. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 360.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer recommends James Millinton of Shrewsbury, Co. Salop, and Samuel Gibbs, junr., of Westbury, Co. Wilts, for employment as distributors of stamps in the said counties. Ibid.
Same to Sir Isaac Newton. The Lord Treasurer desires you'll give your opinion in writing what her Majesty may allow per ounce in sterling money for the 800,000 Mexico dollars proposed to be lent by the Genoese, without regarding the exchange. Ibid., p. 361.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. On reading yours of the 6th inst. about the contracting for stores for the Navy the Lord Treasurer hereby intimates that he gave direction to the Treasurer of the Navy ("who is the first Commissioner thereof") that your Board should proceed to the finishing of your contracts for planks and other stores, his Lordship not doubting but you will take care to make the best bargains you can for her Majesty's service. Ibid.
Same to Secretary Lord Dartmouth. Her Majesty intends that, pursuant to an Address of the House of Commons, some persons shall be sent to enquire into the number and quality of the Forces in her pay in Spain and Portugal and to examine the state of payments and accounts relating to those Forces and to the Garrisons and fortifications of Gibraltar and Port Mahon, and also the accounts of the Agent Victuallers and Commissaries of Stores in those parts. The Lord Treasurer desires that if you have any instructions for the said persons before you, you will send the same here for his perusal. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners; the Victualling Commissioners; the Board of Ordnance; the Secretary at War and the Secretary of the Admiralty.) Ibid.
June 15. Money warrant for 42l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for one year to 1710 Xmas on their perpetuity. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 161. Disposition Book XXI, p. 140.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to pay the sum of 16,054l. 1s. 6¼d. remaining in the Exchequer out of surplusages and unappropriated moneys as follows (and such other sums as may arise on the same heads) towards satisfying the sum of 20,611l. remaining due to pay one quarter's interest upon the loans which have been made as well on the Act of 6 Anne, c. 73, for Continuing the Half Subsidies from 31 July 1712 to 1 Aug. 1714, "commonly called the Fourth General Mortgage pro anno 1708", as on the Act of 7 Anne, c. 31, for Continuing several Impositions from 31 July 1714 to 1 Aug. 1716, "commonly called the Fifth General Mortgage pro anno 1709," the said interest thus due being as follows:
£ s. d.
one quarter's interest of the loans on the Fourth General Mortgage anno 1708 10,936 0 0
ditto of ditto on the Fifth General Mortgage anno 1709 9,675 0 0
£20,611 0 0
the said remains of surplusages and unappropriated moneys being on funds as follows:
money remaining in the Exchequer for the rent of Hackney Coaches 796 0 1
for the Duty of 5s. per piece on white woollen cloth 178 17 6
for the Duty of 25 per cent. on French goods 8 19 5
for the Plantation Duties 2,368 8 10½
for two thirds of the fourth 3s Aid 152 5
for the first 4s. Aid 114 6 8
for Duties on glass granted 1695 783 16 4
for imprest money repaid per Thomas Hall, Esq. 72 19 11½
for ditto repaid per the Trustees for Exchequer Bills 138 14 2
for free gift towards discharging public debts 10 0 0
for the fifth 4s. Aid and Subsidies granted anno 1702, all loans thereupon and the interest thereof being satisfied 0 3 0
for the Duties on malt granted anno 1703:
"the like" [satisfaction having been made] of loans and interest thereon 10 0 0
for the seventh 4s. Aid granted anno 1704: after satisfaction of loans and interest 15 0 0
for the eighth 4s. Aid granted anno 1705: "the like" 189 0 0
for the ninth 4s. Aid granted anno 1706 38 6
for the tenth 4s. Aid granted anno 1707: "the like" 1,051 3 11¾
for the Duties on malt granted anno 1707: "the like" 39 3
for the eleventh 4s. Aid granted anno 1708: "the like" 9,456 15 10
for the Duties on malt anno 1709: "the like" 630 0 0
£16,054 1
Money Book XXI, pp. 98–9.
June 15. Money warrant for 2,275l. to Francis Palmes, her Majesty's Envoy to the Duke of Savoy: for 1¼ years 1709 Xmas to 1711 Lady day on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 99, 101. Order Book VIII, p. 68.
Same for 88l. 14s. 9¾d. to William Waterman for the surplusage in his account as Sheriff of Co. Berks for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29: the same arising by his having paid 120l. for apprehending William Wood, Eliz. Bowers alias Dysey, Eliz. Feild, and Charles Owen for burglary and felony. (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 99. Order Book VIII, p. 79.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money warrant of Feb. 7 last for 150l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife, ut supra, p. 161. Money Book XXI, p. 11.
The like of a same of Feb. 28 last, ut supra, p. 189, for 100l. to Amias Hext. Ibid., p. 36.
The like of a same of Feb. 21 last, ut supra, p. 175, for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Cambridge University. Ibid., p. 40.
The like of a money warrant dormant of 1710 Sept. 22, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 458, for 1,000l. per an. to Baron Scroope. Ibid. XX, p. 380.
The like of a money warrant of May 24 last, supra, p. 287, for 611l. 10s. 1½d. to Sir Charles Hedges. Ibid. XXI, p. 133.
Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year to 1712 June 1 on the yearly sum appropriated by the Act of 5–6 Wm. III and Mary, c. 20, for the Bank of England and in pursuance of the Bank's charter of incorporation dated 27 July 1694. Order Book VIII, p. 66.
William Lowndes to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy, to apply 80,777l. 19s. 11d. as follows out of the 100,000l. issued to you at the Exchequer on the 13th inst. out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: viz.
£ s. d.
for Wages [of seamen] 27,512 19 11
more to that head, being to pay pilots half a year on their bills to Lady day 1710 10,100 0 0
to pay the Necessary Money and Short Allowance Money on the head of Victualling 10,000 0 0
to pay Deptford and Woolwich Yards for 1709 Xmas quarter and 1710 Lady day quarter 33,165 0 0
£80,777 19 11
In the margin: "before 11,020l., now 80,777l. 19s. 11d." Disposition Book XXI, p. 112.
June 15. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. You have informed my Lord Treasurer that 195,000l. has been issued to Mr. Brydges in part of the 200,000l., ut supra, p. 291, out of the Contributions of said Sir John Lambert et al. You are to direct the remaining 4,500l. to be satisfied out of the Contributions made by any other persons than the said Sir John Lambert and partners. Ibid., p. 101.
Same to Secretary St. John. In reply to yours of the 13th concerning the two Dutch sea officers who are prisoners here I am to enclose you the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] thereon. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 362.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. In yours of the 3rd inst. you propose disposing of sundry stores of provisions now at Deptford, which there is no present occasion to use. Please attend the Lord Treasurer with an account of the prime cost thereof and what they may be now sold for. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Send to the Lord Treasurer perfect lists of all bills registered upon the Course of the Navy; a list of all contracts signed by you for which bills are not issued, with all details of said contracts; and an account of what contracts you are now making: as also a list of all tickets made out for seamen's wages and the sums due thereon. You are also to cast up the interest of each bill in the manner prescribed in the Act [9 Anne, c. 15] for the South Sea trade. Ibid., p. 363.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Hundred of Wico Malbano which is called Namptwich or the office of Bailiff of the Liberty of said Hundred in order to a fresh lease thereof to Hugh, Earl of Cholmondeley: at a fine of 110l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Earl's petition for same. The premises were valued by the pretended Parliament Survey at 11l. per an. above the 9l. per an. rent; which Mr. Harbord Surveyor General, in 1680 thought a high rate, "and though the jurisdiction of the Court Baron was before confined to actions not exceeding 40s. and by that grant was enlarged to try all personal actions under 20l., yet that term of 31 years was rated to pass" on only a fine of 40l. I have generally observed the practice in these inferior Courts hath very much decayed of late years, and can see no other manner of improvement the premises are capable of. What is desired is only honorary, lying within his estate and many years possessed by him and his ancestors. He hopes to be admitted to renew without fine. According to the Parliament Survey I rate a new lease for 31 years at a fine of 110l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 215–16.
June 15. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises as follows, part of Pall Mall Field in the Bailiwick of St. James's; in order to a lease thereof to Mary Packer.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General dated 1710 Sept. 28 on the petition of said Mrs. Packer. The house and ruins in petitioner's possession formed two tenements which were some years since burnt and remains now in ruins on the east side of St. James's Street; the house which is standing is low built, one pair of stairs, four rooms of a floor and closets, kitchen &c. backwards and a small garden. It is old and ill contrived and must be rebuilt. Regard should be had to the great misfortune of the fire which consumed the best of the buildings on the premises and that there never were any cellars to any of the tenements, which will be chargeable in sinking. The premises form part of a lease from the Crown to trustees for the late Earl of St. Albans. Ibid., pp. 353–4.