Warrant Book: June 1711, 16-20

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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 16. Same by same to the Auditor et al. of the Exchequer to take in loans at the Receipt up to 10,936l. 2s. 0d. on the Act of 6 Anne, c. 73, for Continuing the Half Subsidies; and is for three months' interest due June 9 inst. at 6 per cent. on 729,067l. 15s. 6¾d. loans on the said Act.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said interest so due: "no money has been lent to satisfy the arrear of interest last certified on the abovementioned fund." Money Book XXI, p. 100.
William Lowndes to Secretary St. John to send to the Lord Treasurer copies of the Treaties between the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene for recruits for Catalonia, to wit for 2,000 men in October last, 500 in December and 500 more in May. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 362.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Board of Ordnance states that 32,046l. 3s. 11d. is due to it on an account stated and agreed between you for arms delivered to several Regiments some years ago which the said Board allege you are not enabled to reimburse them by reason the Regimental accounts are not yet adjusted with the [Regimental] Agents or that some of the said Regiments are not yet cleared. Please acquaint the Lord Treasurer why the accounts with the Agents have lain so long unadjusted. Ibid.
Same to the Transports Commissioners to send to the Lord Treasurer perfect lists of all the bills registered upon the Course of your Office; and a list of all contracts signed by you for which bills are not issued; and likewise an account of what contracts you are now making. (The like letter to the Board of Ordnance for their bills and contracts.) (The like letter to the Victualling Commissioners for same and likewise for an account at what rates of exchange the bills for 28,302l. 1s. 0d. demanded in your late memorial for the Victualling were drawn "and that the like be done as [and when] any money shall be desired of you upon bills of exchange for the future.") Ibid., pp. 363–4.
June 16. Same to the Attorney General and Solicitor General to report their opinion on the enclosed draft Commission relating to Public Debts, the South Sea Trade &c. Ibid., p. 364.
Same to same for their opinion on the enclosed draft Proclamation for establishing a General Post Office according to the late Act [of 9 Anne, c. 11]. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Swedish Ministers claiming satisfaction for sundry arms and ammunition, as by lists enclosed [missing], that were taken by the Danes out of seven Swedish ships permitted by the Senate of Sweden to sail with naval stores for London under her Majesty's protection. Please adjust the value of the said arms &c. Ibid., p. 365.
June 18. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a Commission to William Clayton, William Glanville, Richard Powys, Christopher Tilson and 39 others, detailed, to be Managers or Directors of the Lottery granted by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6, for reviving, continuing and appropriating certain Duties for raising 1,500,000l. by a Lottery for the service of the year 1711: they to be Managers or Directors for preparing and delivering of tickets or receipts and to oversee the drawing of lots and to order all other matters as directed by the said Act. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 32–3.
Royal sign manual for 260l. to William Bromley, Speaker of the House of Commons, for 52 days April 21 last to June 12 inst. on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker. (Money warrant dated June 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 33. Money Book XXI, p. 102. Order Book VIII, p. 69.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret to attend Secretary St. John about a person now in custody that was taken up for counterfeiting a ticket in the Lottery anno 1710, to the end he may be committed to Newgate in order to be prosecuted and punished. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 365.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the names, detailed, of the 43 proposed Directors and Managers of the Lotteries [as above]. In preparing the bill for the Commission to them please insert their names in alphabetical order. Ibid., pp. 365–6.
Same to the Commissioners of Accounts enclosing papers (b), (c) and (d) as below in reply to a request from the said Commissioners.
Followed by: (a) precept dated June 14 from the Commissioners of Accounts dated Essex House, Essex Street, Strand, to said Lowndes desiring a list of all the officers of the public revenue in North Britain, their names, salaries, fees, perquisites and allowances.
Preceded by: (b) copy certified by John Whetham of the Establishment of the Excise in Scotland as it stood in November 1710: viz. of the Commissioners of Excise and officers employed in Edinburgh and precincts:
five Commissioners: with 400l. per an. each.
John Parsons. Comptroller: with 350l. for himself and three clerks.
Richard Dowdeswell as Secretary, Clerk of Securities and Correspondent: with 300l. for himself and two clerks.
George Tilson, Auditor: with 200l.
Robert Sinclair, Cashier: with 300l. for himself and two clerks.
George Drummond, Accomptant General: with 120l.
ten other clerks, housekeepers &c.
one Examiner of the Edinburgh Brewery and Distillery books, and Storekeeper of Excise and Examiner of the Candle books and Storekeeper of the Candle Duty: with 50l. salary.
one General Surveyor and Dry Gauger for Edinburgh Brewery and Distillery, also General Examiner of the Country Officers' books and Gauger for the port of Leith: with 100l. salary.
four Surveyors for same: at 50l. each.
fifteen Gaugers for same: at 30l. each.
four Assistant Gaugers for same: at 20l. each.
two Examiners for the country: at 35l. each.
two Gaugers for Candles in Edinburgh &c.: at 30l. each.
total Establishment: 4,525l. per an. for Excise and 120l. for Candles Duties.
total Establishment for Edinburgh: 4,525l. per an.
(c) Copy similarly certified of the Establishment for the respective inland collections of Excise as it stood in November 1710:
Aberdeen, 18 persons (one Collector, two Supervisors, 14 Gaugers, one supernumerary): 625l. per an.
Ayr, 19 ditto (including 16 Gaugers): 645l. per an.
Argyle, 3 ditto: 130l. per an.
Berwick, 16 ditto: 540l. per an.
Caithness, 5 ditto: 190l. per an.
Dumfries, 9 ditto: 345l. per an.
Dundee, 14 ditto: 480l. per an.
Fife, 23 ditto (including two Supervisors and 19 Gaugers): 825l. per an.
Galloway, 5 ditto: 185l. per an.
Glasgow, 18 ditto (one Collector, 70l.; one Supervisor, 70l.; 15 Gaugers, 30l. each; one supernumerary, 15l.): 615l. per an.
Linlithgow, 15 ditto: 510l. per an.
Murray, 13 ditto: 465l. per an.
Perth, 11 ditto: 405l. per an.
Ross, 8 ditto: 275l. per an.
Tiviotdale, 10 ditto: 360l. per an.
two General Supervisors at 120l. each and two Assistants to them at 20l. each.
total Establishment for Inland Excise: 6,875l. per an.
combined total of Edinburgh and Inland Excise: 11,400l. per an.
total Candle Duty Establishment: 140l. per an.
(d) Officers employed for the Duties on Houses, Scotland:
one for Edinburgh and precincts 40l. per an.
twelve [sic] for the country, each [sic] 220l. per an.
total [sic] 260l. per an.
Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 241–3.
June 19. William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to forbear making Mr. Millington a distributor of stamped paper till further order. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 366.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nicho. Coutelle, a poor naturalised French weaver, shewing that he living in the isle of Guernsey, went thence to Holland and carried some of his manufacture along with him, which he swapt for about 40 pounds worth of thrown silk and other Indian goods, which being ignorant of the laws of this country he put on board an English ship and they are seized on arrival: that the Customs Commissioners ordered him to pay Duty for the silk and that the India goods should be exported; but upon his refusing to make oath that the goods were bought in Italy upon his own account the officer could not permit them to be exported: therefore praying permission to export them to Guernsey. Reference Book VIII, p. 459.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a warrant dated June 13 inst. by the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Chamberlain, to the Honble. Heneage Finch, Master of the Jewel Office, for 1,000 ounces of white plate for Earl Poulett, Lord Steward of the Household, being the usual allowance [to the Lord Steward]: to an estimate of 400l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 216.
June 20. Money warrant for 3,000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: for half a year to 1710 Midsummer for the wages and board wages of said Band (Captain, Lieutenant, Standard Bearer, Clerk of the Cheque, Harbinger and 40 gentlemen pensioners). (Money order dated June 21 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 102. Order Book VIII, p. 68.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage to meet or pay the surplusage of 39l. 11s. 4d. resting on the account of Thomas Jervoise as Sheriff of Co. Southampton for the year ended 1709 Sept. 29 out of the like debit remaining on the account of Paul Orchard, Sheriff of Cornwall for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplus and debit respectively. Money Book XXI, p. 102.
Dormant warrant by same to the Earl of Orrery. Receiver General of the Duties arising by Fines for Alienations, to pay to the several officers in the Alienation Office their respective fees as follows, viz. 40l. each per term to James Saunderson. Thomas Plott and John Hungerford as the Lord Treasurer's Deputies and Commissioners in the said Office; 40l. per term to yourself, said Earl of Orrery, as Receiver General thereof; 20l. per term to William Freemas [Freeman], Master of Chancery, and 5l. per term each to Thomas Newcomen and Thomas Webb, clerks in the said Office; and further to pay such incidents, certified by the said Commissioners, as shall not exceed any former precedents for the same. Money Book XXI, p. 88.
June 20. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money warrant of Feb. 28 last for 100l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax, ut supra, p. 188. Ibid., p. 17.
The like of a same of same date for 37l. 10s. 0d. each to Thomas Hewet and Edward Wilcox, ut supra, p. 192. Ibid., pp. 100–1, 149.
The like of the dormant warrant of same date for 1,000l. per an. to the Duke and Duchess of St. Albans, ut supra, p. 192. Ibid., p. 106.
The like of a money warrant of same date for 90l. to Jane Browning, ut supra, p. 192. Ibid., p. 113.
The like of a same dated same for 40l. to Dr. Thomas Boucher, ut supra, p. 193. Ibid., p. 149.
Letter of direction for 14,812l. 10s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. [9 Anne, c. 16]: and is intended to be paid over to Sir Henry Furnese for a moiety of the 29,625l. payable to him on bills of exchange drawn on said Brydges by Mr. Morrice, the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, according to the said Brydges' memorial of the 15th inst. Disposition Book XXI, p. 112.
Same for 10,500l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the like Contributions: and is to be applied to pay the flag officers at sea their pay to 1710 Xmas under the head of Wages. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the abovesaid Charles Cæsar. By my letter of the 15th the Lord Treasurer directed you to apply 10,000l. to Necessary Money and Short Allowance Money. His Lordship now orders that same be applied only to Short Allowance Money to seamen serving on board the Fleet and that you certify the same accordingly to the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid., p. 113. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 367.
Same to Secretary Lord Dartmouth. Mr. Mead has by memorial to the Lord Treasurer in behalf of his son (who is Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Spain) represented that a bill for 115,336 pieces of Eight remains yet unpaid which the Marquis das Minas drew in 1706 on the then Portugal Ambassador in Holland, although the same was for money and provisions which the said Deputy Paymaster had provided for the Portugal Army by order of the Earl of Galway at the time of their retreat that year from Madrid. The Lord Treasurer sends you the said memorial herewith [missing] and the Earl of Galway's letter directing Mr. Mead to make the said provision and desires you either to speak in that matter to the Portugal Minister residing here or to write to the Court of Portugal to know why the said bill should not be deducted and satisfied out of the subsidy payable to the King of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 366.
June 20. Same to the Board of Ordnance. The Privy Council has referred to the Lord Treasurer a demand made by the Navy Commissioners on the Ordnance for 4,280l. 4s. 10¾d. for the balance of an account of junk issued out of her Majesty's Stores at the several Yards to the Office of Ordnance for wadding. Please report thereon. Ibid., p. 367.
Same to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, enclosing a letter from George Granville, Secretary at War, dated the 15th inst. relating to the forming of 15 Companies out of the Invalid Out-pensioners [of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea] who are able to serve, and the increase of charge that will be occasioned thereby. Please report on the whole matter and whether there be any fund granted by Parliament to support such additional charge. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare instructions for the persons to be sent to Spain and Portugal in accordance with the Address of the House of Commons. (fn. 1) Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed queries [missing] from the Navy Treasurer touching his proceeding in the method of his Office in relation to several particulars in the Act [9 Anne, c. 15] for the South Sea Trade. Ibid., p. 368.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed specimens [missing] of paper proposed to be used in public Notes and otherwise, to wit whether you conceive that there will be a greater security to the public if same be made use of "according to the proposal". Please attend the Lord Treasurer here this day sevennight. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox. Send the Lord Treasurer an account of the timber that has been delivered out of her Majesty's forests for the building at Blenheim; and the value thereof. (The like letter to the Works as to stores or materials delivered out of the Works for said building.) Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes enclosing a letter from Lord Dartmouth and extract from a letter [all missing] from Mr. Weston, late Receiver General for Surrey. Have you any objection to staying process against him ? Ibid.
June 20. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet [Secretary of the Admiralty]. The Lord Treasurer has received from Secretary Dartmouth a letter from Sir John Leake mentioning (among other things) the non-payment of Short Allowance Money to be one cause of the seamen's dissatisfaction. Please inform the Admiralty Lords that 10,000l. was ordered the 15th inst. to the hands of the Navy Treasurer for paying Short Allowance Money. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 369.
Same to Secretary the Duke of Queensbury enclosing the reply [missing] of the Board of Ordnance concerning the arms taken by the Danes out of seven Swedish ships. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 13 inst. to the Master of the Jewel Office for 1,000 ounces of white plate to Sir Thomas Mansell, bart., Comptroller of the Household: being the usual allowance [to the Comptroller]: to an estimate of 400l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 216.
The like of a same of June 8 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to provide and deliver to Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe in Progresses, six fustian and six cheqd. mattresses; six bolsters; four feather beds with bolsters; ten pair of 10 quarter blankets; ten calico counterpanes; four new bare hides; four new cart canvasses; two small field bedsteads; four serge canopies: to an estimate of 230l. Ibid., p. 31.


  • 1. Commons Journals, Vol. XVI, p. 691, 7 June, 1711Resolved: that an humble Address be made to her Majesty that she will be pleased to appoint such person or persons as her Majesty shall think fit to enquire into the number and quality of the Forces in her Majesty's pay in Spain and Portugal: and to examine the state of the payments and accounts relating to the said 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.On the 12th June Secretary St. John reported to the House that "her Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House that her directions were given accordingly." (Ibid., p. 692.)