Warrant Book: July 1711, 1-10

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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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July 1711

July 1. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to Samuel Smythin, the Queen's Goldsmith, for goldworks, gilt and white plate and other things delivered or to be delivered into the Jewel House. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 39.
July 2. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,500l. per an. to John, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, as President of the Privy Council, 1,000l. thereof as in lieu of an allowance of 10 dishes every meal formerly made to the President of the Privy Council and 500l. per an. as royal grace and bounty: to be payable from June 14 last (being the day he took place as Lord President) during pleasure. (The privy seal hereon is dated 12 July.) Ibid., p. 40.
Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Samuel Masham, Cofferer of the Household; being allowed by the Queen towards making good the taxes assessed on the [servants of the] palaces of Whitehall and St. James's for the year 1705 and which have fallen short of what the Act of Parliament for that tax directed to be assessed on them for that year. The said Cofferer is to pay same to the Receiver General of the Taxes of the said palaces accordingly. (Money order dated July 5 hereon.) (Money order dated July 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 41. Money Book XXI, p. 122. Order Book VIII, p. 83.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett for an account how the matter stands with the forfeited estate in Lancashire mentioned in the enclosed letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer by Dr. Woodruff. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 384.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay Lieut. Col. Gilbert Defages an additional allowance of 3s. a day as from Dec. 25 last (to make his pension suitable to the allowance of a Lieut. Colonel): he having served in the late wars in Ireland and Flanders and at the peace placed on the Establishment of French pensioners in Ireland and in 1706 went a Capt. to Spain in Col. Blossett's Regiment and being an engineer was commanded to fortify and defend Alicante, which he did with great economy and to the satisfaction of his General till the town surrendered, and afterwards he served as Engineer at Port Mahon and Gibraltar: and on the reduction of said Regiment he lost his Company and was not any ways provided for (as the rest of the Officers were) by reason of his being in Alicante and being disabled by wounds he voluntarily quitted his post of Engineer as is certified by Lieut. Gen. Erle, and has no other maintenance but his pension of 3s. a day which on his going abroad was continued to him by her Majesty's favour in regard of his being an Engineer, as all other Engineers sent abroad from the list of French pensioners in Ireland do enjoy: and further he has a Commission of Lieut. Col. from the Earl of Galway as a particular mark of his good service in the defence of Alicante. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 234.
July 2. Royal warrant [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for a pension, allowance or half pay of 3s. a day to Capt. Isaac Gerverau (late of Major General Sabin's Regiment) as from Lady day last, he being disabled by wounds in the late and present war. Ibid., p. 235.
Same [to same] for a same of 2s. a day each to Lieut. _ Charlton and Lieut. Edward Cowley: as from Lady day last, they being great objects of charity and unfit for the service: the said Lord Lieutenant having by letter of May 30 last represented that in the list of Half Pay Officers Capt. Geo. Harris of Lord Charlemont's Regiment, Ensign Gabriel Read of Sir Henry Bellasys's Regiment and Capt. Carelton of Tiffin's Regiment, have not been heard of of late years and their [Half] pay amounted [together] to 7s. 6d. a day and that the above two Officers may be placed in their room [on the Half Pay list]. Ibid.
Same [to same] for a pension of 2s. a day to Martha Mary de la Garde, widow of Peter de la Garde: in regard of her great age and necessity: as in place of her late husband's pension of 2s. 6d. a day. Ibid., p. 236.
Same [to same] for an allowance of 10l. per an. to such person as shall be employed in measuring in and measuring out the coals for the use of the barracks in Dublin: as from June 24 last; the Lords Justices and General Officers who have the care of the Barracks in Ireland having represented the absolute necessity thereof. Ibid.
Same [to same] for an allowance or half pay of 3s. a day to Alexander Campbell in the list of Captains, he being a fit object of compassion and recommended by several members of Parliament from North Britain. Ibid., p. 237.
[?] Same [to same] to allow in the accounts of Samuell Hobson, late Collector of Wexford, the 305l. 7s. 9d. which was stolen from him, as is certified by the Judge of Assize, the Archbishop of Dublin, and the Sheriff of Wicklow, he having the character of an honest man and good officer: all on the petition of Elizabeth Hobson, his widow. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to take to himself the sum of 649l. 9s. 8¼d. to make good the fees paid from Michaelmas 1704 on his receipt of the 3,500l. per an. rent payable by the Crown for his farm of the Prizage and Butlerage of Ireland now in farm to the Crown, and to similarly pay 108l. 4s. 11¼d. yearly for the future to meet the 3 per cent. fees payable thereon: it being the Queen's purpose and intention that said yearly rent should be paid clear of all deductions. Ibid., p. 238.
July 2. Same [to same] for a pension of 3s. a day to Capt. Peter Franquefort as from Lady day last as a Capt. in Col. Charles Churchill's Regiment of Marines in regard that by his constitution and age he is unable to serve: he having served long and well and has a large family. Ibid., p. 239.
Same [to same] to insert on the Military List of the Establishment of Ireland the pay of 10s. a day for another Aide de Camp there: as from June 24 last. Ibid.
Same [to same] for 3s. a day half pay allowance to Capt. Hen. Sankey, lame from wounds at Venloo: to date as from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 242.
Same to same for a pension of 2s. a day to Francis Sartre, who is very ancient and a fit object of royal bounty: to date as from Lady day last. Ibid.
Same to same for an allowance of 2s. a day to Mary de Lisle, widow of Peter de Lisle, who had a pension of 3s. 6d. a day on the Establishment of Ireland: to date as from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 243.
July 3. Money warrant for 150,657l. 10s. 8d. to the Bank of England upon their 45,000l. per an. as follows, as by the Act of last Session [9 Anne, c. 7] for enabling and obliging the said Bank to exchange all Exchequer Bills into ready money upon demand, as well as by the clause of appropriation contained in another Act of the same Session [9 Anne, c. 16] for raising 2,000,000l.: to wit:
£ s. d.
for so many days as shall incur and become due to said Bank on the said 45,000l. per an. from the commencement of their undertaking to exchange the said Bills as aforesaid to 31 July 1711, to wit for 127 days from 26 March last (on which day the commencement of the said undertaking was notified in manner as by the said Act is directed) 15,657 10 8
for one year 1711 July 31 to 1712 July 31 thereon 45,000 0 0
for one year 1712 July 31 to 1713 July 31 thereon 45,000 0 0
for one year 1713 July 31 to 1714 July 31 thereon 45,000 0 0
£150,657 10 8
and because it is provided by the said Act that tallies and orders on any Aids granted the last Session of Parliament may be now reserved and set apart to discharge and satisfy the said several yearly payments, the sum which by the said order or orders shall become payable to the said Bank are hereby to be paid or satisfied in manner following, viz. 15,657l. 10s. 8d. for so much as will be due to July 31 inst. out of such moneys as then or at any time thereafter remain in the Exchequer out of the Contributions from the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711; and the 135,000l. for the three succeeding years as above out of loans to be made by the said Bank or any other person at their nomination in manner following, viz. 80,000l. part thereof out of loans to be made out of the Act [9 Anne, c. 13] for laying a Duty on Hops and 55,000l. for the remainder out of like loans on the Land Tax [9 Anne, c. 1] anno 1711: for all which loans the orders of repayment are to be drawn without interest. (Money order dated July 6 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 117–18. Order Book VIII, pp. 73–4.
July 3. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of John Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. 3s. 4d. for 1711 June 24 quarter as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Lord Treasurer.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle the like sum for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book XXI, p. 119.
Money warrant for 2,500l. to Gregory King, who is nominated by the Commissioners for Stating the Public Accounts (as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 18, of last Session, and in accordance with the Clause of Appropriation in the Act of last Session [9 Anne, c. 16] for Hackney Coaches) to receive said sum: and is to be applied to the payment of clerks, messengers and incidents of the said Commissioners to 25 March 1712 in such manner as they shall direct. (Money order dated July 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 120. Order Book VIII, p. 76.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamps Office for one quarter to May 1 last: total 756l. 18s. 11½d. Money Book XXI, p. 121.
Money warrant for 107l. 4s. 2d. to William Farrer, Clerk of the Pipe, for one year to 1711 Lady day on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. and allowance of 60l. per an. for drawing down Recusants' forfeitures. (Money order dated July 17 for 60l. on the said allowance.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 131. Order Book VIII, p. 79. Disposition Book XXI, p. 134.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Postmasters General to pay the annuity or pension of 4,000l. to Maynard, Duke of Schonberg and Leinster, in accordance with Wm. III.'s patent of grant of same and pursuant to a clause in the Act of 1 Anne [Stat. 2, c. 2, par. 17], and of 9 Anne, c. 11 [clause 39], for Establishing a General Post Office. Money Book XXI, p. 138.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of the Treasury warrant of 1708 Dec. 3 for raising 7,000l. for Henry Segar by wood sales in Dean Forest, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 452. Ibid. XIX, p. 402.
July 3. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a dormant warrant of Treasurer Godolphin dated 1710 July 18, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 370, to the Customs Cashier for payment of Nicholas Mann's salary as a Queen's waiter, London port. Ibid. XX, p. 325.
The like of the dormant warrant of 1704 March 31 for the salaries of the officers and keepers of Windsor Forest, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XIX, pp. 182–3. Ibid. XVII, p. 114.
Money order for 75l. to William Weket for 1711 June 24 quarter's allowance for necessaries for the Treasury Office and for his attendance: and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters for her Majesty's service. Order Book VIII, p. 82.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed [draft] articles of agreement [missing] concerning the two Genoese ships at Port Mahon. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 385.
Same to the Commissioners of Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] concerning a dispute before the [local] Commissioners for the Window Duty whether outhouses disjoined from the mansion house are no [not] part of it so as to make an increase in the number of windows, whereby a greater Duty should be upon the house. Please take care of this matter in the best way you can on her Majesty's behalf and take the Attorney General's opinion thereon "and transmit his opinion thereupon to the Commissioners for the Window Tax in the respective places or Divisions where any such dispute hath been or shall arise for their guidance." Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Ranelagh for allowances in his accounts as late Paymaster of the Forces. Ibid., p. 396; XX, p. 1.
Treasury reference to Mr. How and Mr. Granville of the petition of the Earl of Dunmore, late Governor of Blackness Castle in North Britain and Captain of a Company consisting of 48 privates, shewing that by her Majesty's command he augmented his Company to 100, therefore praying the usual allowance of 4l. a head for levy money for the 52 men. Reference Book VIII, p. 460.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Vernon for a new lease of the tithes of the extra parochial lands in Bedford Level granted in 1703 to Samuel Hastings as the nominee of the petitioner. Ibid. IX, p. 3.
Same to Lord Halifax [as Auditor of the Receipt] of the petition of John Gregory shewing that in right of his father he is entitled to a banker's annuity of 12l. 15s. 0d. per an., but by indirect practices has been hindered from the enjoyment thereof, viz. by one James Coates perjuriously taking out administration to his said father and assigning the [annuity] "tally" and order to John Taylor, who has agreed, on payment of 75l., to re-assign the "tallies" to petitioner: therefore praying to have the order made payable to him on said Taylor's surrender. Ibid.
July 3. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to release Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe from prison on security to surrender himself.
Appending: report by the Salt Commissioners on said Woodroffe's petition. In 1700 and 1701 petitioner was proprietor of a salt pit in Cheshire and became indebted to the King in 2,000l. for Duties on the rock salt from said pit in said years for which Duty he and his brother Timothy and Robert Pownall, his agent, gave bond: and petitioner reduced said debt to 622l. 3s. 4d., but discontinued his payments in 1703, whereupon Pownall was laid in Chester gaol and 3l. 13s. 6d. levied on his goods, and on 8 June 1703 process was stayed: in Dec. 1704 he [Woodroffe] petitioned for further stay of process by reason of the sums due to him for maintenance of the Greek youths at Oxford and we reported thereon 1704–5 Jan. 4 that the Duties were appropriated and the debt could not be remitted: process was again stayed by the Lord Treasurer's warrants of 1706 Nov. 2 and 1708 Oct. 27 and 1709 June 1: as the debt was not paid by the last day of Michaelmas term 1709 we issued process, but he kept out of the way for a long time, but he is now under confinement on an extent. We cannot find that he has any estate except his spiritual preferment: his parsonage of St. Bartholomew, London, being worth 2–300l. a year, but has been under sequestration these four years for a debt of 700l. from which it is not yet cleared, but may in time, if the Dr. live, yield something towards discharging the salt debt. If there be any debt due from the Queen for maintenance of her Majesty's scholars of the Greek Church care should be taken for paying the Salt Duty debt out of it. As he is ill in prison and cannot live long under so close a confinement, and he offers as sureties for his surrender Robert Harnsnett, D.D., and Edward Moore, a tradesman in London in good credit, we have no objection to his having the liberty of his person. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 218–21.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for a pension of 50l. per an. to Capt. Robert Philips on the Military Establishment of Ireland: on the recommendation of the House of Commons of Ireland, he having served the Crown many years with honour and fidelity till disabled by wounds and being now very ancient and in extreme want: to date as from June 24 last. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 240.
Same to same to restore Lieut. George Graham to half pay as from the time he was struck off: his case being similar to that of Lieut. William Browne and others who have been so restored, and he having 12 children to maintain and in a very necessitous condition. Ibid., pp. 240–1.
Same to same for a pension of 5s. a day to Capt. Hugh Owen, wounded in the battle of St. Stephens [San Estevan] in Spain and having a large family to maintain: being in the like case with Capt. Blair, an officer in the same rank and Regiment. Ibid., p. 241.
July 4. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 25l. to John Crown, gent., as royal bounty: in accordance with the Queen's pleasure. Money Book XXI, p. 122.
July 4. Letter of direction for 3,000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil Service funds: for secret service. Disposition Book XXI, p. 123.
Same for 803l. 3s. 7¾d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of same: and is to be paid over to Henry Wise for 1711 June 24 quarter, 700l. thereof on his contract for keeping her Majesty's Gardens and Plantations consisting of 140 acres at 20l. per acre as by the royal sign manual of 1706 Aug. 3; and the remaining 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for the underkeepers and gamekeepers and fish and fowl of St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 124.
Same for 28,036l. 5s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the Act for the 2,000,000l.: and is intended to be paid over to Mr. James Blake for arms &c. for Major General Hill's Expedition: and to be accounted part of 1,500,000l. for the war in Spain and Portugal. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to Samuel Masham, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is for the service of his Office, being intended for imprests to purveyors and others belonging to the Household. Ibid., p. 125.
William Lowndes to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War]. The Earl of Kincardine has prayed a grant of the office of Commissary of the Musters in Scotland for his son. Please inform the Lord Treasurer how that office is at present executed and by whom and what are the appointments for the same. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 386.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the 1711 Midsummer quarter's Civil List Establishment of Scotland, detailed: total 5,046l. 17s. 5 5/6d.
This list displays considerable variations from that of 1709 July 20, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 262–8: viz. as follows:
Lords of Session: Sir John Maxwell, Sir William Anstruther, John, Earl of Lauderdale, Roderick McKenzie and Sir Alexander Campbell are omitted: and Alexander, Lord Polworth, Sir James McKenzie of Roystoun, David Erskine of Dunn are added. George, Earl of Cromartie, Lord Justice General, and Adam Cockburn, Lord Justice Clerk, are omitted: and James Erskine of Grange appears as Lord Justice Clerk.
Lord Advocate: Sir James Steuart is replaced by Sir David Dalrymple.
Lord Register: Sir James Murray is replaced by David, Earl of Glasgow,
Pursuivants: William Smith is replaced by Alexander Martin: John Turner is omitted.
Trumpeters: Francis Marine the younger and Gilbert Yeatts are inserted.
Macers of Session: John Adam is omitted: John Mitchell is inserted.
Lord Justice General: Archibald, Earl of Islay, is inserted.
Macersof Justiciary or Macers of the Justice Court: Thomas Montgomerie and John Henderson are omitted and John Mason and James Forrest are inserted.
Heretable Usher: Sir Archibald Cockburn is replaced by his assignees unnamed.
Clerk of Process: Sir James Dalrymple is omitted and his place is taken by his son John.
Chaplains: David Blair is omitted: William Mitchel is inserted.
Almoner: is omitted.
Underkeeper of Holyrood: William Hamilton is omitted.
Clerk of the Sheriffs' Roll: is omitted.
Enroller of the Sheriffs' Roll: is omitted.
Under Clerk of her Majesty's Process: Gavin Hamilton is replaced by Alexander Findlason.
Keeper of Library in Holyrood House: is omitted.
Exchequer Court: John Hall is inserted with the office of Examiner in the Court of Exchequer and the following are added at the end of the list after the item of the Queen's Charities and Bounties: viz.
John Douglas, Procurator for the Church: 125l. for defraying the charges of the Church affairs in Scotland and the salaries of their officers.
Sir James Steward: 175l. pension as late Advocate General.
William Carmichael: 75l. pension as late Solicitor General.
Sir William Sharp and Dame Margaret his lady: 75l. as pension.
John Lammy: 10l. as royal bounty on 40l. per an.
Dame Isabella Hamilton: 11l. on [in part of 12l. 10s. 0d. for Midsummer quarter of her] 50l. per an. of which 1l. 10s. 0d. is charged upon the Charity Roll.
Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 245–8.
July 4. Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of James Houstone shewing he was Collector of Customs at Newport and in 1703 was sent to be Collector at Edinburgh and continued therein until Nov. 1704, during which time the produce of that port did not defray the charges: "that there is no allowance for paying the petitioner's salary of 100l. per an. excepting 15l.: so that there is due to him for salary and money expended by order 155l. 13s. 0d.: that he did retain in his own hands whilst Collector at Newport, Glasgow, an equivalent sum out of his intromissions with the bullion: that he is now called upon to pay up that whole bullion, but the Barons of the Exchequer in North Britain will not allow him to retain the said 155l. 13s. 0d. without the Lord Treasurer's warrant": therefore prays such a warrant. Ibid., p. 249.
July 5. Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett for half a year to 1711 June 24 on his allowance in lieu of termly or other fees for soliciting and taking care of divers law suits for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated 6 July hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 15 August hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 122. Order Book VIII, pp. 81, 90. Disposition Book XXI, p. 141.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office, to pay the annuity or pension of 3,500l. per an. to the Duke of Leeds for 21 years. Money Book XXI, p. 125.
July 5. Money warrant for 111l. 10s. 0d. to Clutton Wright for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Chester for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29, arising by payments for apprehending Charles Povale, a felon. (Money order dated 5 July and again 10 July hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 28 August hereon.) Ibid., p. 128. Order Book VIII, pp. 72, 92. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Same for 33l. 2s. 3d. to James Haines and Thomas Clements, Sheriffs of Bristol, for the said year for an overpayment in their account arising by their payments to John Watts et al. for the arrest of William Jones for burglary. (Money order dated 6 Aug. hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 28 August hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 133. Order Book VIII, p. 90. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money order of May 19 for 384l. to John Bury, ut supra, p. 282. Order Book VII, p. 58.
William Lowndes to Sir William Gifford. A petition has been presented to the Treasury by William Watson, bailiff of the manor of Greenwich, praying a lease of a shed he hath built adjoining Greenwich Park wall by leave from the late High Steward, which he hath made convenient for his family: [the lease to be] in consideration of his never having received the 20l. a year salary formerly paid to the said bailiff and of his great service in executing the survey commission of that manor. The late Surveyor General thereupon proposed a lease to him for 31 years at 13s. 4d. a year, but not to grant him any part within the park wall. Have you any objection thereto ? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 386.
Same to the Auditor of [Crown Rents for] Hampshire. The Officers of the Works estimate 1,254l. 18s. 6½d. to repair castle, houses and lodges belonging to the Governor of the Isle of Wight. Please send the Lord Treasurer a state of the land revenue of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and certify him whether any part of said charge can be supplied out of the same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] to certify my Lord the value of the office of Warden of Whittlewood Forest of which the Duke of Grafton prays a confirmation. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General and Solicitor General to report the best method of recovering the arrears due from Mr. Austin, Mr. Albert and Mr. Lloyd as in the enclosed representation [missing] from the Commissioners for Taxes. Ibid., p. 396; XX, p. 1.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. In your memorial touching the management of the Duties put under your care by the Act of last Session [9 Anne, c. 16] you propose two persons to be appointed to take care [in Scotland] of the said Duties and also of the Apprentices Duty. The Lord Treasurer directs you to appoint John Hamilton to be the one officer (my Lord having received a good character and recommendation of him) and Mr. Watt (your present officer at Edinburgh) to be the other and for the Duties on Apprentices in Scotland: with such salaries as you think reasonable. Ibid. XIX, p. 403; XX, p. 1.
July 5. William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox. The Lord Treasurer has read the state by you made of the Forest of Dean. What will be the charge for making such a perambulation as you propose ? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 403; XX, p. 1.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Several persons have applied for renewals of leases in the bailiwick of St. James's. You are to lay before the Lord Treasurer a state of that bailiwick before he directs the renewal of any more leases of parts thereof. Ibid. XIX, p. 403; XX, p. 1.
Same to Mr. Borrett to attend the Attorney General for his directions on the enclosed report [missing] from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of the minister and congregation of the High German Lutheran Protestants in the Savoy about their being turned out of their church in the Savoy. Ibid. XIX, p. 403; XX, p. 2.
Treasury reference to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Heath shewing that some years since he petitioned to renew his lease of the manor of Aclom [Acklam], Co. Yorks, and a fine of 370l. was set thereon and he provided the money accordingly, but was prevented from proceeding further therein by a general order of the late Lord Treasurer [Godolphin] because the premises were parcel of the Hospital of the Savoy "which was believed her Majesty would re-found"; but the said Hospital not being actually re-founded petitioner prays a warrant for passing his said lease. Reference Book IX, p. 4.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Robert Price, one of the Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster, representing that the accounts of the late Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint in the Tower (for whom petitioner was bound), are passed and declared and the balance paid into the Exchequer and the Pix has likewise been tried since his death by a Jury of Goldsmiths and found to answer the covenant: therefore praying delivery of the bonds which he gave for said Neal. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Thomas Baker and William Gosslin, Commissioners for bringing in Arrears of Prizes, to make allowances as follows in the account of Alexander Hamilton, late Agent in 1705 for Prizes on board her Majesty's Fleet in the West Indies, viz. 10s. a day for the subsistence of herself and clerks, 25 per cent. for the difference of exchange on the sum of 1,662l. 10s. 0d. sterling money demanded for his salary; 128l. 6s. 3d. Jamaica money for his own and his clerks' travelling charges to Plymouth and transportation to the West Indies; 5 per cent. commission as usual for recovery of 6,299l. 9s. 5d. of Arnold Brown "and such further sum as you shall think reasonable in consideration of his great fatigue and assiduity in recovering the same"; and further [to allow] what you shall think reasonable on the several articles of 429l. 8s. 3d. which he calls miscellaneous and on the 1,381l. 12s. 10d. for office rent, boat hire and other necessaries and fees to Council.
Prefixing: (1) Petition to the Treasury Lords from the said Alexander Hamilton. He left his family and abode in London and repaired to the Fleet which was then at Jamaica. He arrived at Jamaica in 1706, but in his passage visited the [Prizes] Agents at Barbados and the Leeward Islands and continued sometimes on sea, sometimes on shore till the middle of June 1708, when an Act of Parliament [6 Anne, c. 65] came from Britain entitled an Act for Cruisers and Convoys by which the Commanders of her Majesty's ships looked on themselves thereafter as entitled to the whole produce of all prizes. Thereupon petitioner being interrupted in his agency on board the Fleet remained with his clerks at Jamaica to execute a commission of enquiry and to recover some outstanding debts, including one to the Crown from Arnold Brown. Petitioner then returned to England and delivered to Thomas Baker and William Goslin an accompt of his transactions, who lately delivered to him several articles of objections. He ran great hazards and hardships abroad and his private affairs suffered much by his absence and this undertaking has brought very little advantage to him. (2) Petitioner's answers to the said articles. The said Arnold Brown was formerly a broken lawyer in the Six Clerks' Office and afterwards a broken collector from Bristol who denied the authority of the Commissioners for Prizes and used all the shifts and artifices that the West India law or wit could invent; sending home the bills of lading to the Commissioners for Prizes direct instead of delivering them to Hamilton and so on. (3) Report dated Prize Office 16 March 1710–11 to the Treasury Lords from the said Baker and Goslin on the said petition. Few or no prizes of value were brought into Jamaica before the St. X galeon taken by Sir Charles Wager. The total charge of his account is as follows:
£ s. d.
her Majesty's share of several prizes recovered of one Mr. Gibbs at Barbados 4,917 0 9
recovered from Arnold Brown by decree of the Court at Jamaica after a tedious and troublesome lawsuit, including 500l. received of him in notes 6,799 9 5
money in Hamilton's hands uncalled for by captors 1,694 13 11¼
salary paid to his order in London during his being abroad 262 10 0
£13,673 14
towards which he has remitted 6,828l. 13s. 5d. to England in money and bills of exchange. He claims further sums as follows in discharge:
allowance of 20s. a day for himself and clerks for prosecuting Brown 1,133 0 0
allowance for recovering Mr. Gibbs's money at Barbados 50 0 0
10 per cent. on 3,000l. sent home by [Arnold] Brown in the Bristol man of war 300 0 0
his salary brought into Jamaica money at 50 per cent. difference 2,493 15 0
2 per cent. commission on 62,559l., being the gross value of the Galeon taken by Admiral Wager 1,251 3 6
travelling charges 128 6 3
miscellaneous charges 429 8 3
office rent, council fees &c. 1,384 12 10
10 per cent. on 6,299l. 9s. 5d. recovered of Arnold Brown 629 18 0
debts outstanding yet unrecovered at Jamaica 8 7 10
remittances to England as above 6,828 13 5
£14,715 5 1
leaving a balance due to him of 1,041l. 10s. 11¾d.
The report on the above traverses seriatim the items of claims in discharge and in the margin of the report the Lord Treasurer's decision on each is set out in full. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 221–7.
July 5. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the mansion house of Chelismore and the mill, parks &c. thereof near Coventry, ut supra, p. 264: in order to a lease thereof to William, Lord Craven.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Lord Craven's petition for same. The premises were granted by Charles I. when Duke of Cornwall to the city of Coventry 1620 July 1 for 21 years and afterwards for 18 years in reversion. The city continued in possession upon the Restoration though the leases were expired, and it laid a claim to the inheritance by letters patent from Q. Elizabeth. Sir Robert Townesend maintained long suits against the town and avoided the said letters patent on the ground that the premises being parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall were not alienable by the Crown from the Dukes of Cornwall. Thereupon Townesend obtained a lease 1660–1 Jan. 15 which was continued to him and his son, but with a clause that the city of Coventry should be allowed the Little Park and small parcels adjoining for 46s. a year. This was by agreement after the Restoration for quieting the inhabitants of the city and for benefit of their poor. I have no survey of the premises and cannot find that they were surveyed or sold by the usurpers, who were favourers of that city and probably admitted the abovesaid title in fee. In 1685 the value of the whole was reported at about 200l. per an. above the rents. Ibid., pp. 228–9.
[?] Same by same [to the Exchequer Court] for an immediate extent against Tristram Whitter, who has absconded after giving bills on the Bank (of which 250l. are unsatisfied) to James Baker, deputy to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset. Ibid., p. 229.
July 5. Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 453 (a messuage in Bradninch) in order to a lease thereof to John Hornabrooke.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on said Hornabrooke's petition for same. The three cottage were granted 1693 July 28 to John Rooke, whose executors, Mary and Elizabeth Rooke, assigned to petitioner one of the said tenements heretofore in the possession of Mary Lethbridge. Ibid., p. 231.
July 5. Same by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to pay the salaries of their officers for last June 24 quarter (amount not stated). Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 249.
July 6. William Lowndes to the Earl of Dartmouth. The Lord Treasurer has this day executed certain articles of agreement relating to 800,000 pieces of Eight to be lent by the claimants to the two Genoese ships under seizure at Port Mahon, upon security of repayment with 5 per cent. interest. His Lordship desires you to receive her Majesty's commands for the delivering the said ships and convoying them to Genoa according to the said articles. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 2.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh. I have read to my Lord a petition of the Messengers [of the Chamber] in ordinary shewing that when prisoners committed to their care have been unruly they have been carried to prison by permit of a Secretary of State for safety; and petitioners [the said Messengers] pay for the diet and lodging of such prisoners whilst in gaol: therefore praying that the stop of 6s. 8d. a day allowance for each prisoner may be taken off. My Lord thinks this reasonable. You are to remove such stop accordingly for prisoners kept in gaol. Ibid. XIX, p. 404; XX, p. 2.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from [Johann August Maschall Von Bieberstein] the Prussian Envoy about arrears due to the King of Prussia, as likewise the memorial in behalf of the captors of prizes taken on the Banks of Newfoundland. Ibid. XIX, p. 404; XX, p. 2.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing William Hewer's memorial [missing] relating to the accounts of Samuel Pepys as former Treasurer for Tangier and said Hewer's own accounts as same. Please attend the Lord Treasurer hereon on Friday. Ibid. XIX, p. 404; XX, p. 3.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Principal Officers of the Board of Ordnance to order Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, to subscribe into the joint stock of the intended South Sea Company for the use of the public all the tallies and orders in the schedule as follows according to the form ordered for such subscriptions by the Commissioners appointed for taking the same and further in order that the public may avail itself of the 6 per cent. interest (which is payable on the said tallies and orders from the respective dates thereof) upon the said subscription by an increase of stock on the said intended Corporation, you are hereby (in case interest be not already made payable on the said orders) to transmit same to the Lord Treasurer "to the end I may by my warrant to be endorsed thereupon allow interest to commence from the dates of the said orders accordingly": all in accordance with the Act of last Session, 9 Anne, c. 15, for making good Deficiencies and for erecting a South Sea Corportion.
Appending: certificate or schedule by John Landsdell, deputy [to said Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance], of the tallies dated 1710 April 19 in the hands of said Treasurer on the [Sixth] General Mortgage anno 1710: [the orders thereon] being numbered consecutively 825 to 874 for 500l. each; 875 to 914 for 400l. each; 915 to 954 for 300l. each and 955 to 970 for 200l. each, and a final order No. 971 for 200l. 14s. 6½d.: representing a total of 614,060l. 14s. 6½d. Money Book XXI, pp. 123–4.
July 6. Money warrant for 500l. to Christopher Rhodes, Secretary to the Managers and Directors of the Lottery for 1,500,000l. anno 1711 [by the Act 9 Anne, c. 16], and of the 2,000,000l. Venture [by the Act 9 Anne, c. 16]; for and towards the incident expenses attending the execution of the same: whereof 214l. 5s. 8½d. is as to three-sevenths thereof to be paid out of the moneys of the fond established for the Lottery and 285l. 14s. 3½d. for the remaining four-seventh parts thereof out of moneys of the fond established for the 2,000,000l. Adventure. (Money order dated July 7 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 125–6. Order Book VIII, p. 72.
Letter of direction for 45,150l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the Act for the 2,000,000l.: and is intended to be applied and paid over as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for Chatham and Sheerness Yards for half a year's pay to 1710 Lady day 28,620 0 0
on the head of Wages.
for paying off the Neptune, Vanguard and Triumph 8,000 0 0
for Capt. Cha. Cornwall as a Flag whilst at sea to Xmas 1710 203 0 0
for the Marquess of Carmarthen on his Flag pay 227 10 0
[on the head of ordinary.]
for the ordinary of the Victualling 8,100 0 0
£45,150 10 0
(William Lowndes to said Caesar to pay said 227l. 10s. 0d. to the Marquess of Carmarthen notwithstanding any former directions about the debt owing from his Lordship to the Newells.) Disposition Book XXI, p. 125.
Articles of agreement quadrupartite between Treasurer Oxford and James Brydges for her Majesty of the one part; the Sieur Dominico Sauli, Marquis of Montella, Envoy Extraordinary to her Majesty from the Republic of Genoa on behalf of the proprietors of two Genoese ships, San Gaetano, Capt. Nicholas Campanella master, and the Nostra Seigniora de Loretto and St. Nicolo de Tolentino, Capt. John Stephen Sanguieneto, of the second part; the Rt. Honble. George Forbes, Esq., commonly called Visct. Forbes, eldest son of Arthur, Earl of Granard, in behalf of himself as Commodore of her Majesty's ships Grafton and Chatham, and all others claiming as captors of the said two Genoese ships of the third part: and Sir Lambert Blackwell of the parish of St. James's, Westminster, Sir William Hodges of the city of London and Sir Theodore Janssen of London and Dominico Maria Viceti of the parish of St. James's, Westminster, of the fourth part, to the tenour that 800,000 pieces of Eight (four-fifths thereof being Mexico and the rest Pillar pieces) shall be advanced and lent at Port Mahon to said Brydges to her Majesty's use for the service of her Forces: out of the lading of said Genoese ships now detained at Port Mahon: the value whereof being 180,000l. sterling at 4s. 6d. a piece shall be repaid [by her Majesty] to said Sauli and Marquis Balbi at the end of two years with 5 per cent. interest: and on receipt of the delivery order for said 800,000 pieces the said Brydges will put into the hands of said Blackwell, Hodges, Janssen and Viceti as trustees, orders as follows to the amount of 223,900l. registered on the Act of 8 Anne, c. 14, for Continuing several Impositions anno 1710 on trust to be by them subscribed into South Sea Stock when such stock is created and thereafter for them to be stand possessed of such stock to pay the interest thereof to said Sauli and Balbi for the benefit of the persons interested, but said stock to be sold at the end of two years by said Blackwell et al. to the Lord Treasurer and thereby to repay to the said Sauli and Balbi the said 180,000l. loan.
Further the said Sauli and Balbi agree to pay to said Forbes 50,000 Mexico pieces of Eight out of the remainder of the lading of said ships and will indemnify said Forbes as captor against all actions by the proprietors of said ships: and thereupon, on delivery of said 800,000 and 50,000 pieces, said Forbes agrees that said ships and their ladings be freed and discharged of all further demands from him as captor and be at liberty to proceed on their voyage.
Appending: schedule of said registered orders as above for in all 223,900l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 232–7.
July 6. William Lowndes to the Earl of Dartmouth. The Lord Treasurer has this day executed certain articles of agreement on her Majesty's behalf relating to 800,000 pieces of Eight, ut supra. Please take the Queen's commands to send the proper orders for delivering the said ships and convoying them to Genoa according to the said agreement as herewith as above. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 403.
July 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Robert Walpole, late Treasurer of the Navy, to assign and transfer to Charles Caesar, present Treasurer of the Navy, the tallies and orders as follows now remaining in said Walpole's hands: viz.
£ s. d.
tallies and orders on the Duties on Candles anno 1710 and bearing date 1710 May 24 18,000 0 0
ditto on the Act for Continuing several Impositions anno 1710, commonly called the Sixth General Mortgage: and bearing date 1710 April 19 168,100 15
ditto on the Land Tax or the fourteenth 4s. Aid anno 1711 and bearing date 1710–11 Jan. 16 50,000 0 0
£236,100 15
Money Book XXI, p. 127.
William Blathwaite to William Lowndes. I have received notice from Virginia of the death of Col. Dudley Diggs, Deputy Auditor of that Colony. I desire to present to the Lord Treasurer in his place as my deputy Philip Ludwell, one of her Majesty's Council there, of whom I have a very good character. I enclose a deputation for him for my Lord Treasurer's signature. Also a deputation for William Matthew, Esq., son to the late Governor, Sir William Matthew, to succeed Edward Perrie, lately my deputy in the Leeward Islands, who has been sent from thence to Barbados by the Customs Commissioners. I again remind you of the vacancy in the office of Receiver of her Majesty's Casual Revenues in the Leeward Islands. Please move the Lord Treasurer to appoint such an officer. If no name occurs to his Lordship you may mention Mr. Alain Gilbert, now resident in Antigua, who is very fitly qualified for that office.
I also recommend to you the laying before my Lord Treasurer the accounts of the late Col. Byrd, Receiver of Virginia. The late Lord Treasurer ordered a privy seal for passing same and Col. Byrd's son (now Receiver General) and the said Colonel's sureties are solicitous that same be declared. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, p. 45.
July 8. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain a further commission or authority to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, et al. to take subscriptions for the South Sea Company until July 31: it having been represented that the existing Commission to them empowers them to take subscriptions to July 7, but notwithstanding all their diligence the said Commissioners have not been able to take the subscriptions of great numbers of persons who were ready to have subscribed, by reason of the short time allowed for the Commission. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 69.
July 9. Royal sign manual for 3,000l. to Charles, Lord Cornwallis, "which we are pleased to lend him upon a security which he is to give us by a mortgage of his interest or estate in the Aulnage Duties in our kingdom of Ireland; for repayment thereof with interest at the rate of 6 per cent. per an." (Money warrant dated July 13 hereon.) (Money order dated July 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 21 hereon for payment hereof out of so much which Mr. Thomas Gibson has agreed to lend into the Receipt of the Exchequer out of the money arising by sale of her Majesty's tin.) Ibid., p. 72. Order Book VIII, p. 84. Disposition Book XXI, p. 144.
July 10. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Benjamin Bennet, Esq., Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda Islands in America, to signify to the Assembly at Bermuda that the Queen thinks it fit they should buy for 200l. the house built by Samuel Day at the time of his being Governor there, and that same should be for the use of the Governor there for the time being: it having cost the said Governor Day between 5 and 600l.: all by reason that, under the Act passed in Bermuda in 1693 for selling the Governor's old house and erecting a new house to be fitted for the entertainment and accommodation of the present and future Governors, the said old house was sold, but a new house was not erected and a rent of 40l. per an. is now paid for a Governor's house which is not so convenient as the one built by said Day. But in case the said house be not so purchased by the Assembly then hereby a grant from the Crown to Thomas Day, brother of said Samuel Day, is to pass of the garden containing about half an acre belonging to the said house: which said ground was never cultivated and lies at some small distance from the house where the present Governor lives. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 70–1.
July 10. Same to Treasurer Oxford to issue 574l. 2s. 6d. to John Anstis, 500l. thereof to be paid to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, and Ownsham [Awnsham] Churchill, bookseller, for the transcribing a thirteenth volume of 'Leagues and Treaties' extracted from ancient records by the said Rhymer and printing 259 copies thereof; and the remaining 52l. 5s. 0d. for binding and 21l. 17s. 6d. for [Exchequer] fees on said issue. (Money warrant dated July 13 hereon.) (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 71. Order Book VIII, p. 80. Disposition Book XXI, p. 140.
Royal sign manual for 150l. to George Granville for half a year to 1711 June 24 for the rent of Mote Park which was laid into Windsor Great Park. (Money warrant dated July 13 hereon.) (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 71. Order Book VIII, p. 79.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir John Humble to pay 200l. each to the Managers of the 1710 Lottery for their labour, pains and service therein, being thereto appointed by the great seal of 1709–10 Jan. 19: same to be payable out of the moneys of the Duties as in the Act for said Lottery [8 Anne, c. 10] after paying (or leaving sufficient in Bank to pay) all the annuities on the said Act: the 200l. each to be to the following: Sir John Humble, bart., Thomas Strickland, William Clayton, William Glanville, Richard Powys, Christopher Tilson, William Rawlinson, Nehemiah Arnold, John Duncomb, Launcelot Burton, Samuel Edwards, William Lowndes, junr., Thomas Cornwallis, Charles Poultney, Henry Ashurst, Joseph Hodges, Richard Mead, junr., John Shaw, John Nicholas, John Edmonds, John Floyd, Robert Finley, Thomas Gaugain, Charles Dartiquenave: (total 4,800l.).
In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1711 Sept. 25 by Treasurer Oxford: for same to be payable out of tallies and orders on tin lately issued at the Exchequer to said Humble. But it is hereby intended that as the fund for said Lottery as above shall produce sufficient to make good to her Majesty what she is hereby pleased to advance out of [tin money in] the Exchequer a like sum [from said Lottery] is to be repaid into the Exchequer. Money Book XXI, p. 129.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for half a year to 1710 Sept. 29 for the wages and board wages of said Band (Capt., Lieut., Standard Bearer, Clerk of the Check, Harbinger and 40 Gentlemen). (Money order dated July 13 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 25 hereon for 4,500l., being 3,000l., ut supra, pp. 313, 330, under date June 20 and the present sum.) Ibid., p. 131. Order Book VIII, p. 85. Disposition Book XXI, p. 116.
Money order for 25l. to John Tyas for 1711 June 24 quarter as Clerk of the Pipe, Scotland (with Colin Mackenzie). Order Book VIII, p. 77.
July 10. Money order for 25l. to John Tarver for June 24 quarter as Queen's Remembrancer, Scotland (with William Stewart). Order Book VIII, p. 78.
Same for 5l. to Edward Milward, Porter at the Exchequer Gate, for same quarter's attendance. Ibid., p. 83.
Same for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1711 Trinity term on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Ibid., p. 93.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l: and is intended to be paid over to the remitters [of exchange] for the value in their bills given the last post on Amsterdam and Antwerp at 10 guilders 11 stivers for the subsistence of the Forces in the Low Countries to Aug. 23 next: according to said Brydges' memorial of the 7th inst. Disposition Book XXI, p. 126.
Thomas Harley [to the Stamps Commissioners] to report on Daniel Garrord, who is recommended by the members of Parliament and other gentry of the town and county of Norwich to be a distributor of stamps for Norwich. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 387.
Same to Dr. Bentley. Have you any objection to Mr. Hanbury's memorial laying a claim to the salary and allowances belonging to the office of Keeper of the Cotton Library ? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Holme, gent., to be made Surveyor of the [Window] Lights for Co. Lancaster; he being recommended by the members of Parliament and gentry of said county. Reference Book IX, p. 4.
Same to same of the petition of John Cowper, late Receiver General [of Taxes] for Co. Northampton, shewing that he has cleared [his debt on] that receipt to [within] 3,073l. and has Bank Bills to the value of 1,000l. more ready to pay in and proposes to clear his account of the matter by Sept. next: therefore praying a stay of process. Ibid.