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Warrant Book: July 1711, 11-20

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

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July 1711

July 11. Money warrant for 875l. to Henry Bertie, George Lockhart, Salway Winnington, Francis Annesley, Thomas Lister, William Shippen and Henry Campion, constituted by Act of 9 Anne, c. 18, Commissioners for Stating Public Accounts: for one quarter due to them at 1711 June 24 on their allowance of 3,500l. granted them in accordance with the Act of 2 Wm. and Mary, c. 11, for appointing Commissioners for the Public Accounts and with the clause No. 91 in the Act of last Session, 9 Anne, c. 16, for Licensing and Regulating Hackney Coaches. (Money order dated July 12 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 130. Order Book VIII, pp. 75, 82.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners for 1711 Midsummer quarter: totals respectively 200l. and 73l. 6s. 2d. Money Book XXI, p. 134.
Money order for 50l to John Yeomans, Lieut. Governor of Antigua, for one quarter to July 10 inst. on his allowance for his support and maintenance and in lieu of all presents from the Assembly.
50l. to Anthony Hodges, Lieut. Governor of Montserrat: for same on same.
50l. to Col. Pearne, Lieut. Governor of Montserrat, for one quarter to June 24 last: on same.
50l. to Michaell Lambert, Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher: for same on same.
50l. to Walter Hamilton Lieut. Governor of Nevis: for same on same. Order Book VIII, p. 78.
July 11. Thomas Harley to Mr. Crawford enclosing the abstracts [missing] of the musters of the Forces in Portugal from April 23 last to June 24 last, which have been laid before the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 387.
Commission by Treasurer Oxford to John Wight to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses [in Co. Cheshire].
Warrant by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for said county to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Wight as from 1711 June 24. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 68, 69, 105.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the bond of Philip Vincent of Mallingford as a surety of Thorney Gurdon as Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1711 for part of Norfolk as in place of James Norris, who declines being security for the said Receiver.
Prefixing: report by the Commissioners for Taxes on the sufficiency of said Vincent. Ibid., p. 72.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Officers in Scotland for 1711 June 24 quarter: total 1,144l. 5s. 0½d. for the Excise and 28l. 13s. 3½d. for the Candle Duties.
The like of the incident expenses, detailed, of said Office for said quarter: total 213l. 4s. 8½d. for Excise and 9l. 7s. 10¾d. for the Duty on Candles. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 250–1.
July 12. Money warrant for 130l. 17s. 0d. to William Clayton for his pains in paying contributions on the Acts of 6 Anne, c. 39, for a further Supply and 6 Anne, c. 73, for Continuing the Half Subsidy; being 30l. 17s. 0d. for his charges and expenses and 100l. for reward for his pains: it appearing that the moneys paid by him to contributors as consideration for their prompt payment of their Contribution money amounted to 934l. 2s. 6d., payable to and amongst 445 persons on the first Act and 1,802l. 2s. 1d. payable amongst 957 persons on the second Act. (Money order dated Aug. 2 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 132–3. Order Book VIII, p. 87.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is to be paid over to the remitters [of exchange] for the value of their bills given the 10th inst. on Lisbon at 5s. 3d. the milrei: to be applied at Lisbon only for the subsistence of the effectives of her Majesty's Forces there and of the Officers actually at their post in Portugal: and to be accounted as part of the 1,500,000l. voted for the service of Spain and Portugal. Disposition Book XXI, p. 126.
T. Harley to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Lord Treasurer desires that the respective Registers on the Land Tax and on the Malt Duties anno 1711 be filled up and completed by making issues to the respective Treasurers, Paymasters and others, of the several and respective sums "as by the paper herewith transmitted" out of loans to be made by themselves in the several and respective Courses as below. The orders are to be drawn without inserting of interest.
Appending: said schedule dated 1711 June 29:
Land Tax [Register] anno 1711. £ s. d.
transferred from former Land Taxes 136,885 9
loans in money registered 384,767 19
fictitious loans registered 1,222,606 14
Total registered already £1,744,260 3
proposed to be [further] registered in this [following order or] course: viz.
1. for Transports in part of 4,605l. 16s. 8½d. in the scheme or so much as with the loans now made and those undermentioned shall complete 1,880,000l. 2,739 16
2. for the Bank, in part of 150,657l. 10s. 8d.: in the said scheme 55,000 0 0
3. for Transports in part of the abovesaid 4,605l. 16s. 8½d. 1,866 0 0
4. for Guards and Garrisons in the scheme 5,000 0 0
5. for Ordnance land service: in the scheme 2,634 0 0
6. for the Navy in part of 44,000l.: in the scheme 24,000 0 0
7. for the Forces and [for Treaty] subsidies payable by Mr. Brydges: in the scheme 24,500 0 0
8. for the Navy: remainder of the 44,000l. 20,000 0 0
£1,880,000 0 0
[Register of loans on the] Malt Act 1711.
transferred from the former Malt Act 230,898 10 4
loans in money registered 6,520 0 0
fictitious loans registered 210,000 0 0
£447,418 10 4
Proposed to be further registered in this [following order or] Course: viz.
1. Ordnance, for land services 6,609 0 0
2. Guards and Garrisons 12,550 0 0
3. Transports 11,547 9 8
4. Forces: in part of 61,475l. 40,000 0 0
5. Navy 110,400 0 0
6. Forces. remainder of 61,475l. 21,475 0 0
£650,000 0 0
Disposition Book XXI, pp. 126–7.
July 12 Letter of direction for 641l. 9s. 0d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over by him as her Majesty hath directed. Ibid., p. 127.
Thomas Harley to the Stamps Commissioners. Your presentment touching inventions for stamping and marking vellum &c. has been read to the Lord Treasurer. You are to consult the Attorney and Solicitor General whether Mr. Charles Brydges' invention is practicable with regard to the present Statutes concerning Stamp Duties. You are also to report on the devices of Mr. Ball and Mr. Rolls. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 387.
Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. Lord Dartmouth has sent to my Lord extracts from Mr. Chetwynd's letters dated from Genoa June 11, 14 and 28, new style, and extracts from Mr. Chetwind's letters dated from Turin June 17 and 24, new style. I enclose them herewith together with two papers received by the Lord Treasurer from the Prussian Minister as to the effective men of the Prussian Corps in Italy. Please report thereon. Ibid.
Same to same and to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer observes from the abstracts of the musters of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, sent by Commissary Crawford, that the several Regiments as well of Horse as of Foot are so weak that little or no service can be expected of them in the condition they are in. My Lord desires you to consider this affair and to propose the forming of complete Regiments by breaking all the said weak Regiments into one or more as their present numbers shall answer. Please consider how the same may be done with respect to her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia. Ibid., p. 388.
Same to the Earl of Dartmouth [Secretary of State]. Mr. Brydges has laid before my Lord Treasurer some observations made by Mr. Morrice, Deputy Paymaster in Portugal, on the Instructions lately sent him (ut supra, pp. 272–3) together with his (Brydges) remarks [all missing] thereon. I enclose same together with my Lord Treasurer's answers to each paragraph of the same. Please forward same to the Earl of Portmore, Commander in Chief of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, with the first opportunity. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing Sir Richard Vernon's memorial [missing] shewing that the Queen's warrant of June 19 last for 501l. 17s. 2¼d. to him out of the susbsistence of Major General Pepper's Regiment of Dragoons is not yet satisfied. Out of what fund should that warrant be paid ? Frequent applications are made to my Lord for money to be issued to you to satisfy royal warrants. Please lay before him a state of those warrants and by whom procured and please propose a rule proper to be established in procuring such warrants for the future. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on Anthony Vernatty's bills for setting up lights in the Court of Requests and elsewhere for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament during the last two Sessions. Ibid., p. 389,
July 12. Thomas Harley to the Postmaster General to permit 13 cases of goods to be put on board the pacquet boat at Falmouth to be sent to Lisbon, being cases of little things for the use of the Infanta of Portugal: as desired by [José da Cunha Brochado] the Portuguese Envoy. (A like letter dated Aug. 24 to the Customs Commissioners.) Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 389.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to report on the petition of Eliz. Rippon on behalf of the master of the ships Valentine [et al.] praying the Queen's share of the moneys arising by the sale of the wines on board those ships, to enable the masters to pay the ransom money they stand engaged for. Ibid., p. 391.
P. Harley to the Earl of Dartmouth enclosing the report [missing] from George Granville, Secretary at War, proposing that the pay of [a] Captain of Horse may be allowed to Major Hubert Jennings to enable him to proceed to Portugal and that same be placed to the account of subsidies payable to the King of Portugal. Please write to the Portugal Envoy to know if the King of Portugal will allow of this. Ibid. XIX, p. 404; XX, p. 3.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army to report on the enclosed report [missing] from Robert Walpole, late Secretary at War, relating to the respit of 236l. 14s. 0d. on Major General Gorges' Regiment. Ibid. XIX. p. 404; XX, p. 3.
Same to Mr. Granville enclosing the petition [missing] of Charlotte Rycaut, widow of Capt. Peter Rycant, praying the Queen's bounty towards her present support. Is she provided for on the list of Officers' widows whose husbands were killed in service ? Ibid. XIX, p. 405; XX, p. 3.
T. Harley to the Stamps Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer directs you to appoint Thomas Philips to succeed Thomas Leke (Lake), late a distributor of stamps for Co. Salop and Montgomery. Ibid., XIX, p. 405; XX, p. 4.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of Crown Lands [for Co. Warwick &c.] of the petition of Thomas Hewitt shewing that 874l. 14s. 10d. is due to him at Michaelmas 1704 as a late Receiver of Crown Land Revenues in Cos. Warwick, Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham: therefore praying payment. Reference Book VIII, p. 460.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Court of Exchequer, praying the usual allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. for their fees on tallies levied between Xmas [1708] and Xmas 1709 for 1,257,333l. 3s. 5½d. for Customs [moneys paid into the Exchequer]: on which the fee amounts to 125l. 14s. 8d. Ibid., p. 461.
T. Harley to Mr. Keightley [one of the Commissioners of Revenue, Ireland]. The Duke of Buckingham has suggested to my Lord Treasurer as though Mr. Brisko, Collector of Wexford, was in danger of losing his place or his reputation at your Board through some malicious representations. My Lord [Treasurer] desires you will do him justice for that he may not suffer without proof. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 243.
July 12. Report by William Blathwaite, Auditor General of the Plantations, on the petition of Michael Lambert, Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher, ut supra, p. 343. The parcel of land, in question, called Olivie's Plantation in the French Quarter of St. Christopher contains 297 acres. By royal warrant of 1705 Nov. 30 Col. Parks, then Governor of the Leeward Islands, was directed not to dispose of any part of the island of St. Christopher taken from the French for a longer term than 2½ years from the time of his arrival and not to prolong any existing grant, but to send her Majesty an account from time to time of persons desiring confirmation and continuance of their grants. The said Parks made a grant 1707 Oct. 24 for three years [to petitioner of said land]. This grant exceeded by six months the Queen's directions and is now expired. In view of petitioner's expense in settling and improving the Plantation it may be fit to be renewed for three years from 1710 April 24 (the date to which it should have been limited). Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 43–4.
July 13 Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Auditor S. Godolphin to allow in the final account of Daniel Peck, as late Receiver General of the Land Revenue in the County Palatine of Chester and North Wales ending at Lady day 1708, the sum of 153l. 1s. 1½d. as so much overpaid by him on his said account.
Prefixing: certificate by said Godolphin of said surplusage. Money Book XXI, p. 128.
Money warrant for 444l. 15s. 2½d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered between Lady day 1707 and Lady day 1710 to the respective Offices of the Receipt as follows: viz. the Office for Annuities on the 3,700l. per week of the Excise; the Office for paying interest on Army and Transport Debentures due in the reign of Wm. III.: for which details no order has yet been drawn by reason that no provision is made for same by the Acts of Parliament which granted said annuities and interest. The payment hereof is to be made by virtue of the letters patent dormant of 13 Aug. 1707 [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 364, and Vol. XVII, p. 164]: and all further sums for the like necessaries from time to time are hereby to be paid. (Money order dated July 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 135. Order Book VIII, p. 79.
Letter of direction for 50l. to the executors of Francis, late Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the late King's Household, in part of his unsatisfied order for arrears of the said King's servants, and is to be paid over to James Vezian in further part of what remains due to him as one of the Purveyors of the Stables to the said King. (Same to Thomas Newport, executor to said Earl, to so pay same.) Disposition Book XXI, p. 128.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money order of 1710 May 26 for 10,000l. to Sir Isaac Newton for the Mint, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 301. Order Book VII, p. 415.
Thomas Harley to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of William Hewer containing his reasons for allowances in his account, which have been disallowed. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 385.
July 13. Thomas Harley to Mr. Brydges enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from the Earl of Portmore to Secretary Dartmouth concerning bread and forage for the Horse serving in Portugal. Please inspect the Treaty with the King of Portugal and report what it contains in relation to bread and forage and what is fit to be done thereon. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 389.
Same to same and to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from the Duke of Argyll with an Establishment [missing] proposed by him for extraordinary Officers for her Majesty's Hospital in Spain for the present year. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has read a representation from the Ordnance Board touching your demand for junck delivered to the Ordnance by Officers of the Navy and did direct that accounts between you (for junk delivered to them by you and for unserviceable Ordnance delivered by them to you) be from time to time evened and that debentures or bills be made forth for the balance. I enclose such account as stated by the Ordnance. The debentures which you shall receive for clearing such account now or hereafter are to be made out to the Navy Treasurer and inserted by him in his voluntary charge. Ibid., p. 390.
Same to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Admiralty Lords the petition for restoring Noah Overing to his place of master brewer at the Hartshorne Brewhouse, he having been discharged by the Victualling Commissioners by order from the Admiralty. (Same to Mr. Caesar and Mr. Ward enclosing a copy of this letter.) Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners to report on the sufficiency of the securities to be proposed for Mr. Alexander Baxter, who is recommended by Mr. Bertie and Mr. Annesly to be Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1711 for part of Wilts loco Mr. Eyles, who declines the employment. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to adjust George Wimple's claim for hire of the Jenny pink which was employed by order of Admiral Jennings in carrying naval stores from Lisbon to Port Mahon and in other services and in transporting corn from Barbary to Barcelona: there being some dispute about the measure of the said vessel and about stores delivered short of the bill of lading. (The like letter to the Transports Commissioners to report what is due for the said Transport service.) Ibid., p. 391.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the Secretary at War's report on Lieut. Gen. Harvey's memorial touching 931l. 10s. 8d. charged on his Regiment for clothes and accoutrements of the men received from the Regiments of Langston, Masham and Ecklyn. Ibid., p. 396.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Elizabeth Muschamp, sister to George Muschamp, deceased, late Collector of Putuxent District in Maryland, setting forth her brother's losses and expenses for the service of the Crown in his station: [on which] Col. Quarry, the Surveyor General of the Customs in America, reports the many services performed by said Muschamp as Collector as also several seizures made [by him] which through ill juries (who always found against the Crown) put the said Collector to above 200l. charge besides imprisonment: he also built a house on the place soon before his death and left nothing behind him: the petitioner depending solely upon him and being reduced to extremity prays a recompense for the premises. Reference Book VIII, p. 460.
July 13 Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Elizabeth Raynsford, executrix of Rebecca, Viscountess Falkland, shewing that the accounts of the late Lord Falkland as late Treasurer of the Navy to 1685 Dec. 31 are declared and from thence to 1688 lady day are preparing for declaration and his final account from 1688 Lady day to 1689 April 4 are delivered into Auditor Harley's Office: therefore praying a stay of prosecution. Ibid., p. 461.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Cornelius Denne, merchant, shewing that in May 1709 he was bound for William Mascall for Salt Duties, who is reduced [in his estate] and incapable of answering same: therefore proposing to pay half the debt in twelve months and the other half in six months [thereafter], but the Commissioners require it all to be paid in twelve months. Reference Book IX, p. 4.
Same to Henry Baker of the petition of John Burr, shewing that he is a prisoner for a fine of 150l. set upon him in Michaelmas term 1698 for exporting wool; that some time past he gave 30l. to Beverton, the officer for his moiety of the seizure, notwithstanding [which] he has been three times since under prosecution for same and is now a prisoner for it: therefore praying that the unsatisfied remainder of said fine may be remitted him. Ibid., p. 5.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Walter Jones shewing that in many years' faithful service as [a] Surveyor General of the Duties on Houses he increased the revenue [of his district] to near 1,500l. per an. and with great trouble did regulate the short [or deficient] and disorderly assessments of the Marriage Duties: yet his commission is superseded without any fault laid to his charge: and his good services and behaviour are certified by very worthy gentlemen. Ibid.
Same to James Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] and George Granville [Secretary at War] of the petition of the Officers of [Francis] Count Nassau's Regiment of Foot on the British Establishment shewing that most of them have served the Crown 20 years and were upon the Establishment of half pay in Ireland till they were formed into the Regiment of Count Nassau; that being taken prisoners at the battle of Almanza they were treated with severity and kept on the frontiers of Spain before they were exchanged, which was on the 1st March 1710; that they have been constantly mustered since their arrival and part of them have received their pay from the time the Regiment was discontinued till the day they were exchanged: therefore petitioners pray the like payment and in regard other Regiments on the same footing have all received their full pay and are re-established in their respective posts, petitioners pray consideration and relief according to the nature of the case and their unhappy circumstances. Reference Book IX, p. 7.
July 13. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Hewer on his accounts as executor to Samuel Pepys, late Treasurer for Tangier, and on his account as the succeeding Treasurer for Tangier.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditors of Imprests of the state of preparedness of said accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 238.
Same by same to same for stay of process on the accounts of the late Duke of Montague as Master of the Great Wardrobe.
Prefixing: certificate as above. Ibid., p. 240.
Same by same to the Surveyor General for a particular of arable and waste lands in the Commote of Tal y Bolion, Co. Anglesea, and the ferry of South Crook on the river of Menai: in order to a lease thereof to Richard, Lord Bulkeley, Visct. Cashell.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of said Lord for same. Petitioner has the consent of Gwen Jones, widow of Mr. Broadhead, to take a lease of the lands in trust for her son William Broadhead. The profits are inconsiderable, being let at 0l. per an. whereof 4l. 10s. 0d. is paid to her Majesty. This presumably refers only to the ferry, not the lands. The ferry lies at the north of the Menay opening to the Irish seas and the passage is dangerous and people often lose their lives, so that there was usually two boats kept there, which of late hath not been so good as formerly, and the ferry house is very ruinous and uninhabitable and will cost 40l. to rebuild and 50l. to build a boat good enough. Ibid., pp. 203–4.
July 15. Money warrant for 41l. 17s. 8d. to Sir John Lear for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff for Co. Devon for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29; same having arisen by his payments for apprehending Nicholas Barnes and Nicholas Hadden, two robbers on the highway, and Richard Hawkins, a housebreaker. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 144. Order Book VIII, p. 94. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
July 16 Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to remit 3,580l. 6s. 0½d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance in London (clear of all allowances of exchange), being for the charge of 1,000 barrels of powder commanded by the Order in Council of April 19 last to be sent to Ireland, being 3,430l. 10s. 0d. for said powder and 149l. 16s. 0½d. for the balance of the account for arms bought in Holland and sent into Ireland in 1708. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 246.
Same to same to pay 5,000l. to the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College, Dublin, towards building a public library in the said College, the estimate for which is 7,140l., the plan and estimate of which has been prepared by Thomas Burgh, Surveyor General there. Ibid., p. 247.
July 16. Letter of direction for 12,685l. 19s. 11d. to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the Act for the 2,000,000l.: and is to be applied to such uses of the Navy as shall be appointed [by the Lord Treasurer]. Disposition Book XXI, p. 128.
William Lowndes to said Caesar to apply as follows the abovesaid 12,685l. 19s. 11d. together with 8,202l. 0s. 1d. (being the undisposed residue of 100,000l. issued to you June 13 last out of the like Contributions, ut supra, p. 304), and the further sum of 50,000l. to be raised on Land Tax tallies and orders anno 1711 transferred to you on Jan. 19 last by Robert Walpole, late Treasurer of the Navy; which sum may now be raised thereon at par. The total of these sums being 70,888l. is hereby to be applied to the several [Navy] uses following: viz.
£
on the head of ordinary.
for the payment of Portsmouth, Plymouth, Kinsale and Harwich Yards for 1709 Xmas and 1710 Lady day quarters 43,000
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for the Yards as above for the said quarters: on this head 16,012
for bills of exchange 8,500
on the head of Wages.
for payment of the Deal Castle, five years' pay to 1708 June 30 2,900
for payment of Capt. Cornwall as a Flag whilst at sea from 10 Dec. [? 1709] to 8 Sept. 1710 476
£70,888
"and whereas the orders on the Land Tax for the year 1711 which are now to be disposed of as aforesaid carry interest after the rate of 6 per cent. per an. from the respective dates thereof" you are to surcharge yourself therewith for the use of the public, certifying same from time to time to the Navy Board as you dispose of the said orders. Ibid., p. 129.
Treasurer Oxford's signature of a docquet of a charter ("these contain a warrant for a charter to be passed under your Majesty's great seal of that part of Great Britain called Scotland") in favour of Col. William Ker, brother german to John. Duke of Roxburgh, of all that seven markland with Gilchrist Croft called Oxnamsaid with the pertinents thereof in the town and territorie of Cliftown and Grifdome of Roxburg heretofore pertaining heretably to Thomas Young and Jean Davidson his spouse, with a de novo damus and a dispensation for taking seisin "which lands were formerly held in Simple Waird and is now changed to Taxt Waird for payment of the Taxt Deuties of Waird, Nonentrie, Relief and marriage of the heirs." Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 252.
Same of a same granting to Hellen Watsone, reliet of William Leggate, writer in Edinburgh, and to Catharine Mackaill, daughter of her and Gilbert Mackaill, merchant in Edinburgh, all the lands of Prentatoun with the manor place and pertinents on the resignation of James Ramsay of Prentatoun: with a de novo damus by your Majesty of the said lands to the said Hellen and Catharine to be holden of your Majesty as come in place of the Archbishop of St. Andrews by virtue of the late Act of Parliament in feu farm. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 252.
July 17. William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to send to the Lord Treasurer an account whether there is any process going forth against the Commissioners or Receivers of Land Tax for her Majesty's Household [in the Palaces of St. James's and Whitehall] and also a state of those arrears. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 405.
Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to John Tailer, gent.: without account save such as shall be rendered to John, Duke of Marlborough: and is to be applied to the building the mansion house begun by direction of said Duke within the park of Woodstock. (Money warrant dated Aug. 2 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 63. Order Book VIII, p. 88. Disposition Book XXI, p. 135.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord High Treasurer [sic erratum for the Attorney General or Solicitor General] for a great seal for a grant to William, Visct. Cheyne, of the office of Clerk of the Pipe loco William Farrer (whose grant is hereby to be determined): to hold as amply &c. as the said Farrer, Sir John Cook, deceased, the said Visct. Cheyne or any other predecessors therein. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 63.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest for the use and service of the Mint. (Money warrant dated July 19 hereon.) (Money order dated July 27 hereon.) Ibid., p. 64. Order Book VIII, p. 89.
Same for 1,057l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies: 1,000l. thereof to be paid over by him as a present from the Queen to Prince Kourakin, Plenipotentiary from the Czar of Muscovy; and the remaining 57l. 10s. 0d. for Exchequer fees on this issue. (Money warrant dated July 19 hereon.) (Money order dated July 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 5 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 64. Order Book VIII, p. 90. Disposition Book XXI, p. 168.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of the warrant of 1710 Dec. 5, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 528, for 4,700l. per an. to the Dukes of Northumberland and Grafton. Money Book XX, p. 444.
Allowance by same of the incidents bills, detailed, of the Post Office for 1711 Lady day and Midsummer quarters: totals 781l. 12s. 10d. and 732l. 11s. 2d. respectively (including 1l. 7s. 0d. to Thomas Stone, engraver; 20l. to Charles Scaife for composing new books of the works of several postmasters; 20l. to Thomas Mole for drawing two large maps of the British Plantations in the North Continent of America; 5l. 8s. 0d. to Thomas Humphreys for 27 weeks for pumping the well; 23l. 11s. 6d. to William Newbery, collector for the poor of the parish of St. Mary, Woolnoth; 4l. 11s. 6d. and 4l. 11s. 0d. to Thomas Gribbs (Gibbs), collector, for two quarters' dues to the rector, lecturer &c. of St. Mary, Woolnoth; 53l. to James Walker for the delivery of the Members' letters at the House of Commons from the 23 Oct. 1707 to the 10th April 1708 and from 16 Nov. 1708 to 1709 April 30). Ibid. XXI, pp. 136–8.
July 17. Money warrant for 970l. 3s. 6d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for weights and measures by him sent into Scotland between 1707 April 7 and July 28 upon occasion of the Union.
Appending: certificate by John Snart [apparently the founder who made the said weights and measures] that by agreement made with said Edwyn in April 1708 he, Snart, is to receive 6 per cent. interest on the said account as from 1708 July 28. (Money order dated July 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 139. Order Book VIII, p. 81. Disposition Book XXI, p. 190.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of date 1709–10 Jan. 20 for 200,000l. to the Paymaster of Transports, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 462. Order Book VII, p. 387.
The like of a same dated 1710 June 7 for 300,000l. for the Ordnance, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 313. Ibid., p. 421.
William Lowndes to the Ordnance Board. Major Patrick Fox presented to the late Lord Treasurer a petition on behalf of himself and all the Captains of the Regiment formerly Col. Caulfield's, now Col. Creighton's, to be discharged of 765l. 12s. 0d. charged on their arrears for arms delivered to the said Regiment out of the Tower. The report thereon from the Ordnance Officers of Ireland and the Duke of Ormonde, present Lord Lieutenant, shows that when said Regiment was first raised they had arms from the [Ordnance] Stores of Dublin, which proved unserviceable, and that on its being ordered for Spain his Grace made a representation that they should have arms out of the Tower and the old ones (except 40 muskets) were delivered into the Stores at Cork and Kinsale: and "that these [aforesaid] arms proving unserviceable (not by their fault) they were entitled to receive a set of new arms in the same manner as the other new Regiments at first." The Lord Treasurer desires that these arms [out of the Tower] be taken as though delivered to the Regiment on its being first raised. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 392.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed abstract [missing] of the debts due to the Spanish Army which have been transmitted to my Lord Treasurer by Secretary Dartmouth: also the enclosed letters [missing] from William Chetwynd dated at Genoa June 14 and July 2. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Board of Trade the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Spotswood, Governor of Virginia, complaining that Mr. Corbin, the Naval Officer of Rappahannock River, had cleared the Robinson frigate without his [Spotswood's] knowledge and that he suspected there had been a rasure in some words in a letter under her Majesty's sign manual and privy signet: the said extract having been transmitted to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary Dartmouth. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 393.
July 17. William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to send the Lord Treasurer an account of any process going forth against the Commissioners or Receivers of Land Tax for [St. James's and Whitehall for] her Majesty's Household: and a state of the arrears thereon. Ibid. XX, p. 4.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of London shewing that the wharfes and keys first appointed for the port of London were at that time very sufficient, but by the increase of trade are now become so strait that the merchants suffer great inconveniences thereby; and that the wharfes belonging to the Bridge house in Southwark over against the Custom House if appointed free or lawful wharfes and subject to the Customs Commissioners would be a great accommodation to the trade of the city of London. Reference Book VIII, p. 461.
Same to same of the petition of Francis Jones, merchant, shewing that he is prosecuted for tobacco bonds standing out against him in 1698 which he is now in no condition of satisfying by reason he has been a great sufferer in trade and particularly by the loss of several ships hired by the public [authorities] for pacquet boats: therefore praying that prosecution may be respited. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Michaell Levy, clerk of the Jews' Synagogue in Duke's Court, shewing that he has been prosecuted for goods lodged in the Synagogue and in his house that had not paid Customs, for which he is now a prisoner and all his household goods extended and sold: therefore praying to be discharged from imprisonment. Ibid., p. 466.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for letters patent [to pass the great seal of Ireland] for exonerating and remitting to the clergy of Ireland the Twentieth parts payable by them for their ecclesiastical benefices: and likewise letters patents for vesting the revenue of First Fruits payable by the clergy there in Trustees for the building and repairing of churches, purchasing of glebes where wanting, and impropriations where there is not a sufficient maintenance: all by reason that the Queen has considered the said Lord Lieutenant's letter of June 5 last with the addresses of the Convocation of Ireland praying such release as above and grant of a perpetual fund as above; and also the certificate of the Revenue Commissioners there that the revenue arising by said Twentieth Parts is but small (being not above 563l. per an.) and very vexatious to the clergy in the collecting thereof, who lie under many other inconvenient circumstances and that the First Fruits are uncertain and casual, seldom amounting to above 450l. per an., and the proposed uses will be of so great advantage to the Protestant religion in building churches in Ireland where they are wanting. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 244–5.
Same to same to discharge the Excise bond for 120l. 10s. 0d. to James II. entered into by Thomas Bell of Dublin, merchant: it appearing by the report of the Committee of the House of Commons, Ireland, appointed to examine the Public Accounts there that said Bell was a very great sufferer during the troubles there for his zeal for the Protestant religion and that he has still by him upwards of 500l. in brass money which he was forced to receive in those times and durst not refuse. Ibid., pp. 245–6.
July 17. William Lowndes to Mr. Doudeswell, Secretary to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave to come into England for some short time for your occasions. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 253.
Same to Baron Scrope to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, on the petition of John Short touching the office of Accomptant and Inspector General of the Customs there. Ibid.
July 18. Approval by Treasurer Oxford of the Establishment for England, Wales and Berwick of the officers to be employed in the Duties on hides, skins, vellum and parchment.
Prefixing: said Establishment in detail as proposed by the Commissioners for said Duties, Philip Ryley, W. Walbanks, Roger Millart and J. Isham: and comprising 43 collections with 43 Collectors (who are to be Supervisors also) and 394 officers (for places detailed, London included), one General Surveyor for London and 43 supernumeraries (who are to attend the Collector on the round, carry the books and portmantue, fill up acquittances and upon occasion to supply sick and absent officers), and 20 others, detailed, for the General Office: the total Establishment to be as follows: viz. 26, 605l. per an. out of the Duties on hides and 455l. per an. out of the Duties on houses. To the proposed Establishment the abovesaid Commissioners append the following note: "We humbly observe to your Lordship that had the officers for the Duties on houses applied themselves to their surveys immediately after Michaelmas last when the Additional Duties commenced as they ought to have done not only considerable loss in that Duty might have been prevented but the above Establishment for the Duty on hides would not have exceeded the first estimate made thereof, viz. 23,000l., but those officers having their surveys to make six months after they ought to have been finished and at a juncture when they should have qualified themselves for, and might have been applied to, the Duties on hides [this] occasioned our appointing more officers for the first year than would otherwise have been necessary and thereby increased the charge above 4,000l. But besides the loss aforesaid in the said Duties on houses we humbly represent to your Lordship that several persons apointed Surveyors for that Duty have not only neglected to make their surveys as aforesaid but are neither resident in, nor have so much as appeared since the new Duties commenced, in the counties for which they are appointed; and thereby rendered it impracticable for us to apply them to other occasions of the public service. How far such a disregard visible to Commissioners and assessors may affect the old and new Duties on houses, wherein the utmost application is scarcely sufficient to do right to that branch [of the revenue], as also how pernicious such examples may be to new officers for other Duties is humbly submitted to your Lordship." Money Book XXI, pp. 141–3.
July 18. William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Taxes enclosing the Resolutions [missing] of the Justices of the Peace at the Quarter Sessions for the County of Middlesex concerning outhouses belonging to dwelling houses to be esteemed part of the dwelling houses within the meaning of the Window Acts. Please prepare an advertisement thereof to be inserted in to-morrow's Gazette. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 393.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Transport Commissioners touching the account of Gilbert Wardlow, late their Agent in the Mediterranean, concerning his cravings and disbursements in his accounts. Ibid., p. 405; XX, p. 4.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Goodall for stay of process against him for the accounts which are unpassed of the late Commissioners for Wine Licences. Ibid. XIX, p. 405; XX, p. 5.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Nathaniel Castleton, Comptroller General of the Penny Post Office, setting forth the usefulness of the said Office to the General Post Office by [his] taking charge of the General Post letters to a considerable value, paying the post rates to the General Post Office for them without any expense to the Crown and as a further improvement [he] brings from distant Receiving Houses every post night at three several hours the General Post letters, enabling thereby the clerks of the Post Office to despatch the letters sooner to the country: that he visits six chief offices of the Penny Post in different parts at his own expense without charging it to account: that his salary of the Penny Post Office is no more than 200l. per an., which being a separate management though subject to the comptrol of the Postmaster General is thought too small [a salary] to support the employment, especially now it is so lessened by Taxes: therefore praying that his visiting the several offices of the Penny Post at his own expense, the delivering so many Post letters without any charge to the Crown and other services performed by the Penny Post for the Post Office General may be considered to him by an increase of salary. Reference Book VIII, p. 462.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Robert Finlay of London, merchant, shewing that the late Lord Dungannon contracted with Mr. Dymond, a clothier, for a first and second clothing for [his Regiment for] the service of the years 1706–1707 and gave him [Dymond] an assignment of the offreckonings for 5,456l. 15s. 0d.: that only part of the said clothing was delivered which was bad in quality and defective in quantity, which obliged the Marquis D'Montandre to supply the first clothing at an expense of 1,478l. and to provide an entire clothing for the year 1707 amounting to 1,313l. 9s. 8d. for which two sums petitioner had an assignment on the offreckonings, the one dated in Dec. 1706, the other in Oct. 1707, and certified in due form by the General Officers, who declared that the money paid by the Paymaster General to Mr. Dymond was sufficient for what he had delivered: that upon [petitioner's] application to Mr. Brydges [he is answered that] the said Dymond's assignments are pretended to be made over to others: wherefore as the Lord Dungannon had no right to make such an assignment nor was the clothing [ever] provided for the said sum [of 5,456l. 15s. 0d. so] assigned, and had not petitioner advanced the money the Regiment would have been naked, therefore prays allowance and payment of the sums so advanced by petitioner for the deficiency of the first and second entire clothing. Ibid. IX, p. 5.
July 18. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Hugh, Earl of Cholmondeley, of the Hundred of Wike Malbon or the office of bailiff of the liberty of the said Hundred in Co. Chester, as amply as Arthur Manwaring or Robert, Lord Cholomondeley, Visct. Kells [Robert, Visct. Cholmondeley of Kells] or any other predecessor.
Prefixing: constat of the premises and ratal by John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. There is a covenant that the lessee every seventh year shall make a particular schedule or rental containing the names and places of habitation of every person within the said Hundred and deliver same to the Auditor of Co. Chester.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 241–5, 268.
Commission by same to Jonathan Taylour to be Surveyor of the Duties on houses for Co. Monmouth.
Warrant by same to the Receiver General of Taxes for said county to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Taylour as from 1710 Sept. 29. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 68, 69, 33.
Allowance by same of the list or schedule of the distribution of her Majesty's charity in Scotland for the half year ended 1711 June 24: as proposed by the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, being of such persons as they apprehend are fit objects of her Majesty's charity, all the Bishops that are living, those entitled to charitable pensions by privy seals or royal letter to the late Treasury Lords of Scotland, indigent persons who were on the Charity Roll before the Union and such as have been recommended to the said Barons as very great objects of charity and such persons as have royal warrants to be added to the list of vacancies: total list 1,000l.
Prefixing: said list. This list shows the following variations from that of 1709 Dec. 24, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, pp. 469–73.
Names omitted from the present list £ s. d.
Capt. Alexander Gordon 25 0 0
Janet Leitch 1 0 0
William Brown 3 0 0
Jean Wilson 1 15 0
Helen Thomson 5 0 0
Lilias Keith 5 0 0
Barbara Nasmith 4 0 0
Jean Blair 2 10 0
William Blackall 3 0 0
the relict of James Paterson 1 15 0
Eliz. Blakie 2 10 0
Jean Young 3 0 0
George Hume 4 0 0
Jean Crawford 2 10 0
Mr. Lindsey, a minister 5 0 0
Mary Law 2 10 0
Mrs. Kennedy 5 0 0
Jannet Allen 2 10 0
Jean Elliot 2 10 0
Mrs. Dunlop 2 0 0
John Forbes 2 0 0
Elizabeth Rigg 2 10 0
Margaret Cunninghame 1 10 0
Agnes Hay 2 10 0
Mrs. Parsons 3 0 0
Dame Christian Hamilton 3 0 0
The following names are inserted in the list:
Christian Hislop 1 15 0
Katharine Dunbarr 3 0 0
Jean Hamilton 2 0 0
Francis Ross 2 10 0
Mary Seaton 2 0 0
Anna Maxwell 2 0 0
Elizabeth McCle 1 5 0
Mary Chambers 2 10 0
Jannet Thomson 2 0 0
Mrs. Agnes Law 2 0 0
Jannet Allen 2 10 0
the relict of William Blackhall, for his funerals 1 10 0
Mrs. Hanah Livingston, by her Majesty's warrant 30 0 0
Mary Douglas, by ditto 20 0 0
Dame Isabella Hamilton, by ditto in part, the rest being stated on the Quarter Establishment 14 0 0
Further: there are the following variations in the spelling of the names: Agnes Mauala appears as McCalla; Mary Jollie as Mary Jothie; William Murray's relict appears as Margaret Murray; Margaret McKennen as McKewen; Elizabeth Tock as Fock; Margaret Colvill as Cotteril. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 253–8.
July 19,
20 and 26.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to subscribe into South Sea Stock the tallies and orders as follows to a total of 138,265l. 9s. 1d. struck upon the [Sixth] General Mortgage anno 1710 in his name as such Paymaster and remaining [unsatisfied] in his hands on the 1st May 1711: all in accordance with the Act of last Session, 9 Anne, c. 15, for said South Sea Trade: and whereas interest is to commence on the said orders at 6 per cent. from the respective dates thereof "to the end the public may avail itself of the [said] interest upon the said subscription by an increase of stock in the said intended Corporation," such of the said orders as are not already endorsed for such interest are to be sent to the Treasury to the end the Lord Treasurer may endorse his warrant thereon for such interest to commence thereon from the dates of the orders.
Appending: schedule of said orders as drawn up by John Merril, deputy to said How, viz. 30 of 1,000l. each (Nos. 1–35); 142 of 500l. each (Nos. 36–175 and Nos. 1663–4); 18 of 400l. each (Nos. 1733, 1735–6, 1741–80, 1782–3, 1807); 40 of 200l. each (Nos. 1823–33, 1836–7, 1842–60, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1896, 1901–2); 87 of 100l. each (Nos. 1924–7, 1930, 1934–7, 1945–7, 1957–2013, 2028–31, 2041, 2045, 2047, 2050, 2053–61); and No. 2062 for 65l. 9s. 1d. Money Book XXI, p. 146.
July 19,
20 and 26.
A like warrant (dated July 20) to Charles Caesar, Treasury of the Navy, to similarly subscribe into South Sea Stock tallies and orders to the amount (in principal money) of 168,100l. on the Act 8 Anne, c. 14, for Continuing Several Impositions anno 1710 and which rested [unsatisfied] in the hands of Robert Walpole, late Treasurer of the Navy, on the 1st May 1711 and have been by him handed over to the present Treasurer of the Navy by virtue of Treasurer Oxford's warrant of July 7 inst.: with the like clause as above regarding the interest.
Appending: schedule of said tallies and orders, viz.: 182 of 500l. each (Nos 990–1171); 50 of 400l. each (Nos. 1182–1231); 90 of 300l. each (Nos. 1242–1331); 90 of 200l. each (Nos. 1342–1431); 80 of 100l. each (Nos. 1452–1531); 82 of 50l. each (Nos. 1570–1651). Ibid., p. 148.
A like warrant dated July 26 to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to similarly subscribe into South Sea Stock tallies and orders to the amount of 409,600l. 7s. 6½d. principal money registered on the said Act of 8 Anne, c. 14, for Continuing Several Impositions: same being exclusive of the sum of 223,900l. in the like tallies and orders already subscribed into the said Stock which were delivered by the said Brydges and certain trustees pursuant to articles in that behalf as a deposit for securing the repayment of 800,000 pieces of Eight with 5 per cent. interest to be had out of two Genoa ships at Port Mahon for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Spain. All with the like clause, ut supra, as to interest. (In the margin is written 353,100l. 7s. 6d. subscribed.)
Appending: schedule of said tallies and orders, viz.: 28 of 1,000l. each (Nos. 181–208); 218 of 500l. each (Nos. detailed); 188 of 400l. each (Nos. 2120–2122, 2243–2326, 2332–2432); 170 of 300l. each (Nos. 2433–2503 and 2554–2652); 239 of 200l. each (Nos. 2653–2845, 2872–2917); 256 of 100l. each (Nos. 2918–2919. 2964–3217); 80 of 50l. each (Nos. 3218–3297); and three concluding numbers for odd amounts, to make the total 409,600l. 7s. 6½d. Ibid., pp. 154–5.
July 19. William Lowndes to Mr. Baker and Mr. Goslin to prosecute effectually the recovery of John Parker's debt to the Crown as late Agent for Prizes. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 393.
Same to the [Board or Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to debentures for 1,486l. for stores furnished [to] Admiral Benbow by Mr. Stanford. which [papers] pray that same, being a seven years' debt, may be paid out of money in the Ordnance Treasurer's hands and not placed to the [Stock of the] South Sea Trade. Ibid., p. 405; XX, p. 4.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Justices of the Peace, Grand Jury and other Gentlemen of the County of Devon, praying a lease of the scite of the Castle of Exeter, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, for 99 years under a rent of 10l. per an. "pursuant to an Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 24] passed last Session in that behalf." Reference Book VIII, p. 464.
July 19. Treasury reference to the Paymaster General [of Guards and Garrisons] of the petition of Major John Webb who has a commission given him for a Company of Invalids: therefore praying that he may be put on the Establishment [for same]. Ibid. IX, p. 5.
July 20. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to cause the cash &c. (her Majesty's treasure) resting in the Office of Peregrine Bertie, deceased, late one of the Four Tellers of the Exchequer, to be delivered over "by its particular denominations and kinds" to the other three Tellers: and to discharge the executors of the said Bertie of so much. Money Book XXI, p. 147.
Money warrant for 482l. to Henry Watkins, Secretary to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General, 300l. thereof for equipage and 182l. for three months' advance of his ordinary of 40s. a day as from April 14 last. (Money order dated Aug. 2 hereon.) Ibid., p. 149. Order Book VIII, p. 89.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is to be paid over to the [exchange] remitters for their bills of exchange on Amsterdam and Antwerp at 10 guilders 10 stivers, which are to be sent away by this night's post as in further part of 183,786l. 17sd. for subsistence and pay of the Forces in the Low Countries from June 23 last to Aug. 22 next as by his memorial of the 17th inst., towards which 70,020l. 15s. 8¼d. has been already directed. Disposition Book XXI, p. 130.
William Lowndes to Robert Walpole. The Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners have assigned to the Course of the Navy and Victualling sundry tallies and orders, as they were directed, amounting in the whole to 328,259l. 14s. 9d. The merchants and dealers concerned submitted to the Lord Treasurer's pleasure as in my letter of Feb. 28 last, supra, pp. 193–5, concerning the assigning of payment of their bills in Course thereon. But they have applied to the Lord Treasurer to have the said tallies and orders delivered to them by you according to the said assignments. "My Lord having thereupon considered so much of the Act for the South Sea Trade as concerns the debt of the Navy and Victualling and finding thereby and also by the report of the Committee of the House of Commons for stating the said debt that the debts stated in the said Act is exclusive of the tallies and orders assigned to the respective Courses as aforesaid, his Lordship desires you to deliver to the said merchants and dealers the said tallies and orders in manner as they are assigned, any former directions to the contrary notwithstanding. Ibid., p. 130. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 5.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against James Taylor on his accounts as Receiver General of Land Tax for the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's.
Prefixing: state of the account by Thomas Jett, one of the Auditors of Crown Land revenue, showing the arrear (61,728l. 8s. 1½d.) resting thereon for the years 1705–1710 by reason that the assessments for each year being only 19,403l. 8s. 0d. per an. were so much short of the 30,754l. 6s. 8d. per an. granted by Parliament thereout for the years 1705–9: thus leaving a total shortage of 68,105l. 9s. 6d. in the assessments. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 230.
July 20. Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise to admit the following merchants to reduce to single proof or to make a post entry of rum and brandy above proof, the brandies being imported from Spain and Portugal and the rum from the West Indies; by reason that if Double Duty should be paid for the same it would with the prime cost, freight &c. exceed the value of the goods: viz. Samuell Stanfeild, Capt. Tapper, Thomas Walford, Edmund Edlyn, Capt. Lewis, Capt. Ewer, Samuell Trevars, William Parrot, Geo. Russell, Nath. Whickham, William Ward, Isaac Puller, Elias Pearce, Shute Treacher, Mary Smith, John Knight, John Bly, Thomas Sandiford, Math. Johnes, Nathaniell Carpenter, Capt. Long, Robt. Wilson, and John Foulkes.
Prefixing: report by the Excise Commissioners on the petition of said merchants. Ibid., pp. 239–40.