BHO

Warrant Book: June 1711, 21-25

Pages 316-331

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

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.

Citation:
Page 316
Page 317
Page 318
Page 319
Page 320
Page 321
Page 322
Page 323
Page 324
Page 325
Page 326
Page 327
Page 328
Page 329
Page 330
Page 331

June 1711

June 21. Royal warrant dated Kensington to Spencer Compton to pay 438l. 19s. 0d. to Walter Chetwynd, late Master of the Buckhounds, for two bills of his extraordinary disbursements for the service of the buckhounds in 1709 and 1710. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 34.
Same to same to pay 202l. 10s. 0d. to William Evans, gardener to the late Prince of Denmark at Greenwich, for his arrears 1706 June 24 to 1710 Xmas on his salary of 45l. per an. Ibid.
Same dormant to same to establish and pay the following pensions or annual bounties: viz.
£
to commence from 1710 Xmas. per an.
Elizabeth and Mary Boucher, each 20l. per an. 40
Andrew Pember, Groom of the shooting horses to the late Prince of Denmark 20
Peter Lawrenson, who was employed in cleaning and looking after the said late Prince's private arms 12
to commence from 1711 Lady day.
Martha D'Ofranville 25
Katherine Prat de la Deveze 20
£117
Ibid.
June 21. Same to same to determine the 80l. per an. each payable to Jean Antonie Gras and Gasper Grass, two sons of the Dean of Coire, by the royal warrant of 1708 Aug. 20 towards their maintenance in the University of Oxford, which has been paid to Lady day 1711: but they being some time since about to return to their country, whereupon the Queen directed said Compton to pay them 40l. as royal bounty towards the charge of their journey. Ibid., p. 35.
Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay 28,036l. 5s. 0d. to James Blake of London, merchant, in accordance with articles of agreement with him made by Secretary Henry St. John for providing and furnishing the several small arms, accoutrements and other goods as follows:
£ s. d.
by agreement dated 5 Jan. 1710–11.
for 2,000 sentinels, each a sword, bayonet, buff belt with froggs, buff sling for a musquet, a cartouche box with a belt and a knapsack at 15s. 6d. [each] 1,550 0 0
for 200 fine fuzees; 60 pieces of broad Gloster cloth, red; 20 pieces of ditto, blue; 200 Indian kettles; 105 pieces of linen; 120 dozen of knives; 140 looking glasses; 50 pound weight of vermilion; 500 pound weight of red lead; 10 pieces of Duffels, red; 10 pieces of ditto, blue; 10 pieces of ditto, striped; 570 Tom Hawkes; 204 pictures 1,275 0 0
for dyeing, setting, drawing, pressing, packing, cooperage, boat hire and freight 97 0 0
by agreement dated 1710–11 March 2.
for 8,000 sentinels each a large coat, a pair of breeches, a hat laced, a pair of shoes and buckles, a pair of stockings, two shirts, two neckcloths and a pair of gloves: at 2l. 4s. 0d. per man 17,600 0 0
for 300 serjeants each a cloth coat, a pair of breeches, a hat laced with silver, a pair of shoes and buckles, a pair of fine stockings, two shirts, two neckcloths and a pair of gloves: at 3l. 8s. 6d. 1,027 10 0
for 1,000 large watch gowns with hoods: at 17s. 6d. 875 0 0
for 226 Officers, each a scarlet or blue fine cloth coat, waistcoat and breeches, a hat laced with silver, two pairs of fine stockings, one pair scarlet, one pair blue, two silk neckcloths, a fuzee, a gilt bayonet, a fine Tom Hawke, a cloth belt with froggs and cartouche box, a cloth sling for the fuzee: at 11l. 10s. 0d. 2,599 0 0
for 1,000 swords, bayonets, belts, slings, cartouch boxes and knapsacks: at 15s. 6d. 775 0 0
for 450 Grenadiers' caps and pouches 215 0 0
for 600 sentinels' tents, 113 Officers' tents, 65 bell tents and 150 drum cases 1,237 10 0
for 1,000 yards of ribbon of divers colours, 1,000 links well twisted, nine chests of medicines, eight cases of surgeons' instruments, 400 Bibles, 400 Common Prayer Books, 400 "Whole Duties of Man," 1,000 small books of devotion against swearing, drinking &c., 50 Prayer Books for the war, 2,500 Tom Hawkes, two sets of tools for smiths, 20 ditto for carpenters, 200,000 nails, 20 broad axes, 50 felling axes, 100 iron wedges, 100 hoops for mallets 785 5 0
£28,036 5 0
which said arms &c. are certified by John Netmaker, who was appointed Commissary of Stores of war and provisions for the Forces going upon an Expedition under Brigadier General John Hill, to have been delivered on board the transports according to the said agreement and that the same were answerable in all respects to the patterns. Queen's Warrant Book V, pp. 35–6.
June 21. Royal warrant to Robert Hunter, Esq., Governor of the Province of New York, to disallow the sum of 438l. 12s. 4d. detained by Peter Faukonier for salary and to charge him therewith in his accounts; and to allow the said sum in the account of Thomas Byerly: all by reason that the said Byerley has petitioned representing that he was appointed 1702 Sept. 26 to be Collector and Receiver General of his Majesty's Revenues in the Province of New York, that he went and took said office but that some time afterwards the Earl of Clarendon, commonly called Visct. Cornbury, Governor of the said Province, suspended him from the execution of his said office and having appealed to the Lord Treasurer the same was referred to the Customs Commissioners, who reported that he Byerly had behaved himself as in duty bound and thereupon the Lord Treasurer declared that he ought not to be disturbed in the execution of his office; notwithstanding which his suspension was not taken off until the arrival of the late Lord Lovelace as Governor: on which petition William Blathwaite, Auditor General of the Plantations, has reported that Byerly was suspended 17 April 1705 on pretence of mismanagement and Peter Faukonier appointed to execute the place during such suspension, and on enquiry as above the Lord Treasurer wrote 1705–6 Jan. 15 that Byerly being an officer of the revenue constituted by patent should not have been suspended until he, the Lord Treasurer, had been acquainted with the cause thereof, and therefore directed him to be restored, notwithstanding which Byerly returning to New York could not gain readmittance to his said office till long after: and Faukonier made good to himself for his own account for the time of suspension the salary of 200l. per an., amounting to 438l. 12s. 4d.: and the Attorney General has further reported March 22 last thereon that Faukonier acted under an illegal suspension and is answerable to Byerly for the profits of the office received by him; and his account not being [yet] passed here the said item should be disallowed &c. as above. Ibid., pp. 37–8. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 40–2.
June 21. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 27l. per an. to Leonard Pinkney as one of the Customers of Newcastle port. Money Book XXI, p. 103.
Confirmation by same of a money order of 1711 April 27 for 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber, ut supra, p. 242. Order Book VIII, p. 55.
Of 1695 June 24 for 100l. to David Williams, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. X, part III, p. 1092. Ibid. IV, p. 205.
Letter of direction for 6,086l. 1s. 3d. to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be by him applied and paid over as follows:
£ s. d.
for 1710 June 24 quarter's wages [payable] on the Establishment [of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber] 4,713 13 3
to the Master of the Buckhounds on his Established allowance of 1,100l. per an. for buying and keeping of horses, hounds and servants' wages and for his own salary for 1710 Xmas quarter 275 0 0
to Mr. St. Hill for the use of New River water for St. James's Palace and Stables for one year to 1710 Xmas on the established allowance 37 16 0
to her Majesty's Ratkiller in full of his bills for killing rats and other vermin in all her Majesty's palaces and houses for half a year to 1710 Michaelmas 28 19 0
to John Lenton, Groom of her Majesty's Vestry Royal, for disbursements and cleaning the chapel for one whole year ended at Lady day last upon a Lord Chamberlain's warrant 10 0 0
to John Eccles, Master of her Majesty's Music, in full of his bills for pricking and fair writing compositions on New Year's day and her Majesty's birthday last, upon a warrant of the Lord Chamberlain 22 7 0
to the servants above stairs that attended on her Majesty at Hampton Court and else-where last summer, for their travelling charges; upon warrants signed by the Lord Chamberlain and grounded on the Establishment of riding charges 998 6 0
£6,086 1 3
Disposition Book XXI, p. 113.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Goddard, one of the sureties of John Sansome, late Collector of Customs at Bristol: shewing that on Sansome's going away a scire facias was taken out against him [petitioner] and for accidental want of a plea thereto a rule is given for an extent on petitioner's bond; and praying that he may be admitted to plead to the scire facias notwithstanding said rule. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 369.
June 21. William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Charles Brydges for preventing counterfeit stamps in the Stamp Office and on the specimen of the stamps proposed to be used for that purpose. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to report what is fit to be done on the letters and papers as follows sent to the Lord Treasurer from Col. Vetch, Governor of Fort Annapolis, concerning that garrison; to wit so much thereof as concerns the pay of said garrison and the provisions furnished for victualling or clothing same.
Appending: list of said letters &c.:
(1) Lord Dartmouth's letter to Treasurer Oxford.
(2) copy of the account of provisions left by the New England transports "pd. them by Col. Vetch."
(3) an account of the strength of Canada.
(4) a copy of the state of the Fort of Annapolis Royal by Engineer Forbes.
(5) a copy of the Victualling accounts and bills to my Lord Dartmouth for 1,217l. 8s. 7d.
(6) ditto for 2,115l.
(7) copy of four bills for seamen's pay: to Lord Dartmouth.
(8) copy of a letter to Lord Dartmouth per Major Livingston.
(9) copy of a letter to Lord Dartmouth concerning the country troops.
(10) letter to Lord Dartmouth signed Samuel Vetch about the Garrison of Annapolis Royal.
Ibid., p. 370.
Same to Mr. Joddrell. Please send to the Lord Treasurer a copy of the report from the Committee of the House of Commons (fn. 1) appointed to enquire into false musters and other abuses in the payment of the Guards and also abuses committed in relation to Chelsea Hospital. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Johnson, clerk of the House of Lords, for a copy of the Address or Resolution of the House of Lords touching the records. [See Lords' Journals XIX, pp. 247, 314, 317, and see infra, p. 335.] Ibid.
June 21. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Ellesdon as to his dismissal from his office in the Customs. Ibid., p. 371.
Same to [Spencer] Compton. It is the Queen's pleasure that no payment be made to Elizabeth and Mary Boucher on their warrant for 40l. a year till it be made appear to you that they are bred Protestants. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] on the petition of Thomas Courties and John Lindsay relating to two ships seized at Padstow. Have you any objections to non pros these informations ? Ibid., p. 378.
Treasury reference to the Honble. Edward Harley and Arthur Maynwaring, Auditors of Imprests, of the petition of Mr. [Robert] Walpole, late Treasurer of the Navy, praying directions for employing and paying such persons as there shall be occasion for to transcribe such accounts and papers as the Commissioners of Accounts have and shall require and also for the passing of his own accounts before the Auditors. The said referees are to report what allowances have been made to former Treasurers for the like service. Reference Book IX, p. 1.
June 22. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain a Commission for South Sea Trade as follows: viz. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh of Ireland, William Bromley, Speaker of the House of Commons, Thomas, Lord Coningsby of Ireland, Robert Benson, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and six others, detailed, the Admiralty Lords, the Commissioners of Trade, the Commissioners for taking the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, the Lord Mayor and Recorder of London, the Principal Officers of the Ordnance, the Navy Commissioners, the Victualling Commissioners, the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, the Commissioners for Transports, the Governor, Deputy Governor and Directors of the Bank of England, the Directors of the United East Indies Company and 370 others, detailed at length, in accordance with the Act of last Session, 9 Anne, c. 15, for making good Deficiencies &c., which said Act grants a fund of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. per an. for paying an annuity of 6 per cent. for ever (until redeemed as therein) for the several sums amounting to 9,471,325l. intended to be provided for by the said Act, and empowers the Crown to incorporate as a body politic and corporate all the persons interested in any of the Bills, tickets, debentures or certificates or other public debts, deficiencies or sums intended to be provided for by the said Act, and all persons deriving under the original proprietors any interest in the said yearly fund; with perpetual succession and power to hold lands; and further empowers the Crown in any such incorporation by letters patent to appoint how and in what manner the tallies and orders, bills and tickets, certificates or debentures so intended to be provided for and also the money intended to be made part of the capital stock may be subscribed, admitted or taken into the capital stock of the said Company or Corporation and also to direct how and in what manner such part of the stock of the said Corporation as by the said Act is intended to be for the use of public may be disposed and applied to the use of the public and accounted for; and also how and in what manner the said tallies, orders, certificates, bills or debentures intended to be taken into the joint stock of the said intended Corporation shall and may be disposed of, discharged and accounted for and also how the property of all persons interested in the said tallies, orders, tickets, certificates, bills or debentures shall or may be ascertained, adjusted or settled; and also to direct in what manner the Exchequer may be informed how much the capital stock of the Company doth consist of to the end the Exchequer may know whether they are to pay to the Cashier of the said Company to the use of the said Company the said whole annual sum of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. or only a proportionable part thereof; and further the said Act recites that great part of the debt of the Navy and Victualling and for Transport service of the Office of Ordnance is ascertained by bills or debentures payable in Course and other part of the debt of the Navy is also ascertained by tickets made out for wages to seamen or others who served on board her Majesty's ships, but great part of the said debt is for wages due to seamen and workmen in her Majesty's Docks and Yards for which the respective persons to whom the same is due have no bills, tickets or debentures to ascertain the same, wherefore the said Act enacts that the Navy Commissioners shall make up and deliver to the Treasury Lords an exact account of the Navy Office debt as well upon [Navy] bills in Course upon the second Register Book as for bills in Course upon the present Register Book on or before 25 March 1711 as well for principal as for interest, and also of all tickets made out on or before that date for wages of seamen; and also that the Victualling Commissioners and Transports Commissioners and [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance shall similarly deliver an account of the debt of their said respective Offices to the said 25 March 1711 for which certificates or debentures payable in Course are or shall be made forth: and that the Treasury Lords should cast all the said debt into one total and add to the said total the further sum of 500,000l. which by the said Act is to be charged upon the funds settled in said Act as part of the provision for this year's service and to deduct from the said total all the debts to the Navy, Victualling, Transports and Ordnance to said date (principal and interest) for which bills, tickets, certificates or debentures are or shall have been made out: and thereupon to esteem the balance remaining together with the said 500,000l. as public money to be made part of the capital stock of the Company to be erected, for the use of the public (and with provision to the holder against charge in case of loss): and it is further enacted by the said Act that tallies and orders on the Act of 8 Anne, c. 14 (for Continuing several Impositions anno 1710), which remained on the 1st May 1711 in the hands of any Treasurers or Paymasters of any public Offices may be subscribed into the joint stock of the said intended Corporation for the use of the public and shall thereupon be discharged from being paid in Course, but shall be allowed 6 per cent. [out of the annual fund as above] and a proportionable part of all privileges and advantages granted to the Company and to be deemed public moneys (and with provision to the holder against charge in case of loss): and further by the said Act it is enacted that holders of bills or debentures payable in Course out of the Offices of the Navy, Victualling, Transport or Ordnance dated before 25 March 1711 or of certificates or debentures made out for the Army or Transport for the late war shall and may be admitted into the joint stock of the said Company for the amount of such bill, ticket, tally, certificate or debenture plus 6 per cent. interest thereon from 25 March 1711 to 25 Dec. 1711 for such of them as carry interest and so similarly for such of them as do not carry interest: and further it is provided by the said Act that tallies and orders on the Act of 9–10 Wm. III, c. 13, and 1 Anne, Stat. 2, c. 4, for Duties on Coals be similarly computed and be entitled to a proportionable part of the yearly annuity payable to said Corporation and of all other privileges granted to the said Corporation.
Wherefore hereby the Queen being fully resolved and determined to erect such Corporation constitutes the said Earl of Ranelagh et al. as above to be Commissioners to put in execution such parts of the powers and authorities granted by the said Act as are hereby committed to your care; to provide books for entering subscriptions towards the joint stock of the said intended Corporation to lie open daily until the 7th July 1711: and John Blunt, Charles Blunt and George Caswell are to take into their custody and possession "all other of the tallies, orders, bills, certificates, tickets or debentures (except the debentures made forth for the service of the Army and Transports in the last war, which by the said recited Act are intended to be admitted into the joint stock of the said Corporation) as shall be delivered to, upon or for any such subscriptions as aforesaid"; and Thomas Jett, John Blunt, Charles Blunt and George Caswell shall give to the subscribers the receipts for the principal money due on the said tallies, orders, bills, tickets, certificates or debentures; and shall deliver a true account thereof into the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt on or before 25 Dec. 1711 and likewise so deliver all the said tallies, orders, bills, tickets, certificates and debentures so subscribed and likewise so deliver a duplicate of the Subscription Book which is thereupon forthwith to be registered or enrolled:
further in order to the nomination by the Queen of the first Governor and Directors of the said intended Corporation you are within three days of the 7th July 1711 to certify to the Treasury a list of persons that shall have subscribed 3,000l. or upwards: and further the Queen hereby promises that in the patent of incorporation intended to be granted she will appoint how such tallies &c. as have not been subscribed thereto before 7 July 1711 may be subscribed into the joint stock of the said Company [at some subsequent date]: and further hereby all tallies and orders subscribed into the said capital stock shall be vacated, discharged and disposed of in such manner as the Treasury Lords shall direct. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 41–62.
June 22. Money warrant for 500l. to William Borrett: as imprest from expenses on Crown law suits. (Money order dated June 25 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 103. Order Book VIII, p. 69. Disposition Book XXI, p. 121.
Same for 270l. for one year to 1711 Lady day on the fees and allowance, detailed, to the Officers of Waltham Forest, viz. the Chief Ranger, the Woodward and Keeper of the woods within the walks of Chappell Henault; the underkeepers respectively of Leighton, Walwood and Homefrith Walk, Woodford Walk, Loughton Walk, New Lodge Walk, Lambourne Walk, Chingford Walk, Epping Walk, East Henault Walk, West Henalt Walk, and the four under rangers. (Money order dated June 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 103. Order Book VIII, p. 80. Disposition Book XXI, p. 140.
June 22. Letter of direction for 20,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. Act [9 Anne, c. 16]: and is to be applied half to land services and half to sea services of the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XXI, p. 114.
Same for 15,508l. 14s. 4d. to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions as above: and is to be applied to pay bills of exchange on the head of Victualling from the several places following: viz.
£ s. d.
bills drawn from Gibraltar 810 0 0
bills drawn from Newfoundland 349 0 11
bills drawn from Lisbon 10,916 13 4
bills drawn from Madeira 679 0 0
bills drawn from Leith 793 7 10
bills drawn from Stranraver [Stranraer] 196 0 0
bills drawn from Brill 36 15 0
bills drawn from Virginia 340 5 9
bills drawn from Vaja Bay [Baja] 838 15 0
bills drawn from Genoa 260 2 3
bills drawn from St. Helena [Saint Hellans] 92 14 3
bills drawn from Kilcobrie [Kirkcudbright] 196 0 0
£15,508 14 4
Ibid.
Same for 198,861l. 11s. 5½d. as follows to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions to the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6] next and immediately after the sum of 1,162,245l. 11s. 3d. already charged thereon (which sum of 1,162,245l. 11s. 3d. is made up of 1,066,585l. 1s. 6½d. already charged and issued thereon and 95,660l. 9s. 8½d. charged thereon by sundry other letters or significations from the Lord Treasurer and remaining as yet unsatisfied): to be for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
for the service of the Forces under his care of pay anno 1711: whereof 98,964l. 4s. 8d. is to be out of Lottery Contributions as above and the remaining 17,888l. 9s. 2½d. out of Contributions to the 2,000,000l. Act [9 Anne, c. 16], otherwise the Lottery Contributions will be overcharged 116,852 13 10½
out of the Contributions on the 2,000,000l. Act (to wit 25,271l. 12s. 1d. out of the first payment thereto, due on the 25th inst.; 12,000l. out of the second payment due Aug. 15 next; 19,737l. 5s. 6d. out of the third payment due Sept. 26 next and 25,000l. out of the fourth payment due on Nov. 6 next) and is to satisfy bills of exchange drawn from Italy and Barcelona for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Spain 82,008 17 7
£198,861 11
Ibid., pp. 118–19.
June 22. William Lowndes to said Brydges to apply the above sum as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to pay 63,429l. 11s. 7½d. in bills of exchange drawn on you by Mr. Mead, your Deputy at Barcelona, the last thereof due in March last: viz. by 38,020l. 14s. 0½d. out of the [9 Anne, c. 6] Lottery Contributions and the balance by 17,671l. 12s. 1d. out of the first instalment and 7,737l. 5s. 6d. out of the third instalment of the 2,000,000l. 63,429 11
to pay 135,431l. 19s. 10d. in bills drawn on you by William Chetwynd, the last thereof due March 9 last; viz. by 78,831l. 19s. 10d. out of the Lottery Contributions and the balance out of the 2,000,000l. Contributions, viz. 7,600l. out of the first instalment, 12,000l. out of the second instalment, 12,000l. out of the third instalment and 25,000l. out of the fourth instalment 135,431 19 10
£198,861 11
Ibid., p. 120.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer by Monsieur Hallungius, with a memorial praying that the persons pretending to be claimants here on the pay of the 13 Dutch Regiments may show their authority for whom and what they claim. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 371.
Same to the Attorney General and Solicitor General. A doubt is made whether the Mint receipts for plate taken in at and after May 15 last may be accepted by the Receivers on the three remaining [instalment] payments to the 2,000,000l. adventure [9 Anne, c. 16]. Please report your opinion on the enclosed statement [missing] of the case in that affair. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house in Arlington Street of Baron Bothmar [Hans Kaspar von Bothmer], Envoy from the Elector of Hanover, to seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
June 22. William Lowndes to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from General Erle to the Secretary at War touching advancing the establishment allowance for fire and candle for Portsmouth Garrison, to enable the Deputy Governor to lay in a store against the winter. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 372.
Same to Mr. Crawford, Deputy Commissary of the Musters. I have laid before the Lord Treasurer your memorial relating to the charge you have been at and are likely to be at during this war for the postage of letters, packets and muster rolls from Spain, Portugal and Flanders. You are to inform him what has been saved by respits since the beginning of this war. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville, Secretary at War. I have read to my Lord yours of the 15th, 18th and 19th inst. relating to the forming of 15 Companies out of the Invalid Outpensioners and the supplying money to enable such of them as are already formed, to march. The whole matter is sent to Mr. How to report whether there be any fund granted by Parliament to support this additional charge. (Same to said How to the said effect.) Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. How comes it to pass that the bills of exchange drawn on you for [from] Jamaica are at a price so much to the Queen's advantage with respect to the exchange rate usually allowed between that place and this ? Ibid., p. 373.
Same to the Commissioners for Duties on Hides &c. The Lord Treasurer approves your scheme relating to the Receivers General of Land Tax and House Duties. All Receivers are to comply therewith on pain of dismissal. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of James Taylor as to the assigning to him the debt of the Newells. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, returning their report of March 5 last on the petition of John Lacheur. Please explain the part thereof relating to the reward you propose for him. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to pay Martin Tucker, Collector of Dublin port, 50l. per an. allowance as from 1699 June 24 for the extraordinary pains and service of himself and clerk in connection with the Act of 10 and 11 Wm. III., [10 Wm. III., c. 16], for preventing the exportation of wool out of Ireland and England into foreign parts: with dormant clause for payment of said allowance in future.
Prefixing: report dated 1710 Dec. 9 from said Commissioners on said Tucker's petition. Petitioner often applied to us for some salary or reward for his case as above, "but it being done pursuant to an Act of Parliament passed in England for the sole benefit of that kingdom, we could not as we apprehended make him any such allowance or reward out of the revenue under our management without special warrant," Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 231.
June 23. Letter of direction for 23,814l. 15s. 3d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. Act: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 1,500,000l. for the war in Spain and Portugal anno 1711.
to James Milner, in part of 32,800l. payable to him on bills of exchange drawn on said Brydges by Mr. Morrice, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal 11,000 0 0
to the Earl of Barrymore and Lieut. General Sankey towards their pay as Major Generals according to the Establishment of the Forces in Portugal: pursuant to said Brydges' memorial of the 20th inst. 910 0 0
in part of 292,369l. 2s. 4d. for the extraordinaries of the war anno 1711.
to pay the charge of 2,500 recruits for the Imperial Troops in her Majesty's pay in Catalonia at the rate of 20 Crowns each recruit: according to the Treaty [for said Troops] 11,904 15 3
£23,814 15 3
Disposition Book XXI, p. 115.
Same for 120,343l. 13s. 4d. to same: out of same: and is for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to be paid over to the [exchange] remitters for the value in their bills given to the said Brydges on Amsterdam and Antwerp at 10 guilders 11 stivers; for the service of the Forces in Flanders 100,000 0 0
to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen and others for the value of their bills on Turin given to said Brydges at 57¾ pence sterling to the Crown: and is (together with 5,323l. [which is] to be paid according to agreement for clothing supplied here for the Duke of Savoy's Troops) to complete the value of 106,6662/3 Crowns for two months to Oct. 3 next on the ordinary subsidy payable to said Duke 20,343 13 4
£120,343 13 4
Ibid., p. 116.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. The Lord Treasurer desires you to confer with Sir Nathaniel Lloyd how an agreement with Monsieur Sauli concerning the two Genoese ships at Port Mahon may best be made practicable. (The like letter to said Lloyd.) Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 373, 374.
June 23. William Lowndes to Mr. Hooker. Send my Lord your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Martin Killegrew complaining of your offering him tallies on tin in satisfaction of two debentures made out upon you for the rent of Pendennis Castle. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 375.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to supersede process until the first day of Michaelmas term next against John Weston, late Receiver General for Co. Surrey, and his sureties: but in case the debt due to her Majesty be not satisfied by that time the process is to be renewed without further order. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 217.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pass a new Commission under the great seal of Ireland to constitute Thomas Keightley, Sir Thomas Southwell, Samuel Ogle, Sir William St. Quintin and Francis Roberts to be Commissioners of Excise and them together with William Strickland and Sir Henry Banbury to be Chief Commissioners and Governors of the Revenues, Ireland [the effect of this change is to place the said Banbury in the Commission in the place of John South, deceased, in the Commission of the Revenue, but not in the Commission of the Excise]. The executors of John South, deceased, are hereby to be paid his salary to his death. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 232–3.
Same dated same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, signifying the Queen's approval of their directions given for paying the [Scotch] Invalids for 2½ years to 1710 Xmas as effectually as if same had been directed by the Queen's particular warrant: and further for said Invalids to continue to be paid out of the Crown's land rents and casualties from Xmas last till the Queen think fit to make some other provision for them: all by reason that before the Union the Invalids in Scotland were provided for by a deduction from the pay of the Army and if the same amounted to more than the pay of the Invalids it was placed out at interest for their use: and at the time of the Union there was in the hands of the Intendant of the Invalids and on securities near 6,000l. of the said money: but since 1707 the Scots Forces being put on the English Establishment no deduction could be made from the [Scotch] pay for the Invalids of Scotland, wherefore the said Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, proposed the said Invalids being put on the same foot as the out-pensioners of Chelsea College and that the money in the hands of the Intendant as above might be applied to the paying of the seamen who had served on board the Scots frigates before the Union, to whom there was about 6,000l. due and no provision made for them by the Act [6 Anne, c. 51] which directed the distribution of the Equivalent Money: upon which proposal the Queen did direct the said Barons to call in the money belonging to the said Invalids and out of same to cause them to be paid to 1709 Dec. 24: and that a list of them should be made in order to their being put under the care of the Paymaster of Chelsea College; but some difficulties afterwards arising about the placing of them on that Establishment by reason the charge thereof was represented to be much increased by the numbers sent thither from the seiges and battles abroad, nothing further was done: and thereupon the said Barons finding the said Invalids were in very great want did order 2½ years' pay to them as above out of the moneys of their fund so called in: and further it is represented that many of the said Invalids being dead the charge now amounts to no more than 600l. a year and daily decreases, and therefore the said Barons have prayed authority to pay them in future: all which is hereby granted as above. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 244.
June 24. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to issue (towards making good the quarterly payments on the 40,000l. annuities purchased anno 1708) the sum of 2,140l. 17s. 3d. remaining in the Receipt of the Exchequer on the 24th June instant of the Duties of Excise granted by the Act of 4 Wm. III., c. 3, for the 99 years' annuities on the Excise for a fund for said Annuities: the said surplus being applicable to the said 40,000l. annuities [by the terms of Act 6 Anne, c. 39].
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of said surplus on said date. Money Book XXI, p. 172.
June 25. Same by same to same to make forth and deliver to the Bank of England Exchequer Bills of 5,000l. each, not exceeding 50 such bills in the whole, as in lieu of the like value in Exchequer Bills to be delivered up at the same time by the said Bank to be cancelled and discharged: the said 5,000l. Bills to be current only in payments between the Exchequer and the Bank of England: "and you or such of you to whom it appertains are also to cause the endorsements (to be made on the said Bills or any of them as they or any of them shall from time to time be paid into the Exchequer by the said Bank) to be contracted by expressing only the time when paid and the sums answered thereby; according to the desire of the Court of Directors of the said Bank."
Prefixing: undated memorial from the Court of Directors of the said Bank to Treasurer Oxford. By the Act of 9 Anne, c. 7, for Enabling the Bank of England to exchange all Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand your Lordship is authorised upon request to be made by the said Bank to cause Exchequer Bills of 5,000l. each (not exceeding 50 such Bills in the whole) to be made forth and delivered to said Bank as in lieu of the like value in Exchequer Bills then already made forth &c. as above. The Governor and Company of said Bank humbly request 50 such Bills to be made so forth as soon as conveniently may be, "the said Bills being very requisite for the ease and despatch of the public business of the Exchequer with the Bank. And they further pray your Lordship that for the better despatch of business and to prevent the said Exchequer Bills from being sooner filled up with endorsements your Lordship will please, according to the power given in the said Act, order the endorsements of the said 5,000l. Exchequer Bills paid into the Exchequer to be contracted by expressing only the time and sum." Ibid., pp. 104–5.
Letter of direction for 2,185l. 17s. 10d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List money: and is in part of what is due in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber in the quarter ended 1710 Michaelmas and is to enable him to pay that quarter's wages to the servants who are to attend the Queen this summer in her Majesty's progress to Windsor and elsewhere. Disposition Book XXI, p. 115,
June 25. Letter of direction for 4,500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: for three quarters to 1710 Sept. 29: to be issued out of Civil List money. [This letter of direction covers the 3,000l. payable to said Smith by the money warrant of June 20 inst., supra, p. 313. The warrant for the remaining 1,500l. was not issued until July 10, see infra, p. 359.] Disposition Book XXI, p. 116.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: to pay out of any moneys of the public funds anno 1711 in your hands 915l. to the Earl of Barrymore and Lieut. Gen. Sankey, ut supra, p. 327. Ibid., p. 117.
Letter of direction for 6,000l. to Visct. Ryalton, late Cofferer of the Household, on his order for arrears of the Household to 1711 April 30: the same being in part of what is due to the Household in the quarter ended 1710 Sept. 29 and to enable him to pay that quarter's wages and board wages to the servants payable in his Office who are to attend the Queen this summer in her progress to Windsor and elsewhere. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Duties on Hides. Your report on Mr. Fendall's petition to be made Receiver General of Land Tax 1711 for Co. Surrey is lost or mislaid. Send my Lord Treasurer a copy of it. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 374.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the Excise Commissioners' report on the case of Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe concerning the Duties due from his rock salt pit in Cheshire. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of agreement between the Lord Treasurer and the Marquis Sauli, Envoy Extraordinary from the Republic of Genoa. You will be informed by Sir Lambert Blackwell what steps have been made in this affair. Ibid.
Same to Secretary St. John. The Customs Commissioners, Scotland, have laid before my Lord Treasurer an affidavit of the ill treatment of the Customs officers by the Captain of a Dutch man of war called the Hellvoetsluice in the river Leith and their running goods there. Please lay same before the Privy Council for orders to be given to our Ambassador at the Hague to insist that the said Captain be punished for his unwarrantable behaviour and illegal practices. Ibid., p. 375.
Same to Mr. Brydges. Bring to my Lord Treasurer to-morrow an account of all bills drawn on you from Spain, Portugal and elsewhere which remain unsatisfied. Ibid.
Same to Secretary St. John for a copy of the report of the Committee of the House of Commons relating to false musters [of the Guards: see supra, p. 320]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bendysh to report on the enclosed memorials [missing], the one of Micajah Perry, merchant, the other of James Du Pre, Commissary of the Germans settled at New York, relating to the subsistence of the Palatines sent thither. Please attend my Lord Treasurer thereon on Thursday next with Mr. Keil, when my Lord will consider a letter from Col. Hunter [from New York] sent from the Commissioners for Trade. Ibid., p. 376.
June 25. Same to the Customs Commissioners to send a Customs officer to the house of the Muscovite Ambassador [Prince Karakin Boris Ivanovic] to seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Treasury reference to John Manley, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], of the petition of Francis Gwyn praying a further term in a piece of ground in Scotland Yard within the Palace of Westminster, granted to him 1685 July 14, whereon two houses have since been built. Reference Book VIII, p. 459.
Same to same of the petition of Henry, Earl of Rochester, for a new lease of the house wherein he now lives, with a house or piece of ground whereon Laurence, late Earl of Rochester, built a kitchen and other offices: all as granted 1686–7 Jan. 4 to William Shaw in trust for said Laurence. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to John Dod, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 20l. to Robert Keigwin for reward and 91l. 7s. 10d. for disbursements and 20l. to Capt. Williams for reward and 107l. and 9l. for disbursements relating to the seizing and condemning the ships Venture and Adventure of Dublin, seized at Mounts Bay in Cornwall, which were condemned as perquisites of Admiralty in the High Court of Admiralty.
Prefixing: report dated 1710 July 7 by J. Dod and J. Warters on the petition of said Keigwin and Williams. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 217–18.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners [Ireland] enclosing the petition [missing] of John Baker concerning the forfeited estate of George Gernon, now in the possession of Edward Gernon, proposing to prosecute her Majesty's title [thereto] in order to recover the same [to the Crown] if he may have a lease or custodiam thereof. The Lord Treasurer desires you to consider the same together with the reports made thereupon by the present and late Lords Lieutenant of Ireland and the Attorney General there. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 230. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 65.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Abraham White for reducing the rents of lands of Aughavanna: with reports thereon from the present and late Lords Lieutenant of Ireland, the Attorney General there and the Barons of the Exchequer there. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 230.

Footnotes

  • 1. On the 5th Feb. 1710–11 the House of Commons appointed a strong Committee to inquire into false musters and other abuses in the payment of her Majesty's Guards and also [into] abuses committed in relation to Chelsea Hospital (Commons Journals, Vol. XVI, pp. 481–2).On the 5th March it was reported to the House that one John Hare (a soldier in Col. Charteris's Company in the Guards) gave his evidence with great reluctancy as being apprehensive of ill usage (ibid., p. 535).On the 23rd April the Committee reported to the House. The report itself (a very illuminating document) is printed ibid., pp. 644–655. The resolutions of the House thereon taken on the 26 May are entered ibid., p. 680. The House found great abuses in several Companies of the Guards in making up the complement of effectives by collusively enlisting civilian debtors in order to protect them from their creditors. The resolutions of the House concluded with an Address to the Queen for punishment of the Officers and the protection of the witnesses from victimisation and for reward to Joseph Billers and John Theedam for discovering the abuses. [For Billers and Theedam see infra, p. 442.]