Warrant Book: July 1711, 23-31

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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 23. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George Hay, Esq., commonly called Visct. Duplin, son and heir of Thomas, Earl of Kinnoul, of the office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt in the place of Peregrine Bertie, deceased: to hold during pleasure. Queen's Warrant Book XXV. p. 74.
William Lowndes to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War]. Mr. Brydges has laid before the Lord Treasurer the enclosed memorial and copy [both missing] of a Convention for forming two Regiments out of deserters from the enemy; to be under the command of Major General Seissans. Please prepare the necessary Establishment for same and present it to my Lord. Ibid., p. 394.
Same to the Postmaster General to report on the enclosed schemes [missing] relating to the stages of the Western Road; which have been laid before the Lord Treasurer. Our Letters (General) XIX, p. 392; XX, p. 6.
Treasurer Oxford's signature of the docquet of a charter to pass the great seal of Scotland in favour of David Sevewright, merchant, burgess of Edinburgh, and Eliz. Sydserff his spouse, and John their eldest son, of all the lands of Gorgie called Meggalland as granted to William Rutherfoord of Miggalland and Christian Weir his spouse, being part of the Barony of Ralhow by annexation and within the parish of St. Cuthberts and Sheriffdom of Edinburgh "and that for the principal and all and hail the lands of Rudhall disposed by the deceased Thomas Otterburn and Sir Thomas Otterburn his son to Umgll James Duncan of Rathow in warrendin of the said lands of Gorgie." Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 259.
Same of a same to grant and confirm to Geo. Lind, merchant, burgess of Edinburgh, all the lands of Gorgie "as for the principal and all and hail the lands of Reidhall in real warrendin of the said lands" and likewise of other lands, detailed, proceeding upon the resignation of Thomas Cheasly, sometime of Dalry, now First Lieutenant of your Majesty's ship Danbrittoun Castle, Andrew Brown of Braid, John Watson of Damhead and _ Duncan in Molen of Erroll. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 259–60.
July 23. Royal warrant dormant dated Windsor Castle to Treasurer Oxford and the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to pay an additional allowance of 100l. per an. to the Bishop of Edinburgh out of any moneys in the hands of the Receiver General of the Crown's Land Rents and Casualties in Scotland: to date as from Lady day last during pleasure: and to be additional to the 100l. per an. which he receives out of the 2,000l. per an. allowed by the Queen for bounties and charities in Scotland. Ibid., p. 261.
William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to the Commissioners for Stating the Public Accounts in reply to their precept for accounts as below. Before going out of town by the Queen's leave I directed my clerks to pursue your commands and there shall be all due compliance therewith notwithstanding my indisposition which has been very grievious though in a way of amendment by the Bath waters and country air. I should have been glad if the answer to your precept could have been prolonged to Sept. or Oct. (the time of my return by the advice of my physician) instead of August, as the transcripts are very numerous and voluminous.
The third article of your precept requires me to exhibit upon oath "a distinct account of the names of all Governors and Officers whatsoever employed by her Majesty or any other person in any of her Plantations, how constituted, whether by patent or otherwise, with their salaries, fees and perquisites and how paid." I submit that this article is proper for the Commissioners of Trade and (for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty) for the Customs Commissioners, as the Four and a Half per cent. revenue is of late years returned into England in specie and chiefly managed by the said Commissioners of Customs. None of the said officers make entry of their commission with me or are any ways accountable to me "except those employed in that part of the revenue under my inspection. Nevertheless by my long conversation with that part of the world and having had a share in the management thereof for near 30 years past (until my dismission from the Council of Trade and Plantations) I shall endeavour at my return to give you the best I can."
Appending: (1) said precept dated Essex House, Essex Street in the Strand, 1711 July 9, signed by Hen. Bertie, Fra. Annesley, Tho. Lister, Will. Shippen and H. Campion, Commissioners of Accounts, to said Blathwayt to deliver to them by Aug. 10 next quarterly accounts from 1701 Dec. 13 to 1711 March 25 of all the respective revenues, impositions, quit rents, fines, forfeitures and other Duties arising out of the Islands and Plantations in America, the receipts on each head or branch, the payments, to whom and by what warrant and for what use or service "as the respective Auditors or other proper officers of each Plantation have stated and passed them": and likewise to exhibit similar quarterly accounts from 1711 March 25 to the determination of our Commission, which will be on the 25th March 1712: and likewise a distinct account of the names of all Governors and officers as above: and likewise of your own salary, fees and perquisites and of every officer under you, from 1701 Dec. 13. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 46–8.
July 24. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information exhibited against Simon Harcourt, Clerk of the Crown in the Court of Queen's Bench, for signing judgments on Rolls not stamped: it appearing that the Stamp Duty for the said judgments hath been answered and paid to the Queen's use. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 67.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay 600l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, as royal bounty: to enable him to discharge the sum owing by him to the 4s. Aid anno 1707 on his annuity of 3,000l. per an. Ibid., p. 68.
Same to same to pay 150l. to David D'Flotard as royal bounty after the rate of 60l. for 2½ years from 1708 Xmas to 1711 Midsummer. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 72. Disposition Book XXI, p. 146.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the Officers of the Pipe for one year to 1711 June 24 on their several fees payable out of the Customs, viz. 63l. 2s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Pipe and the Secondary and sworn clerks in that Office; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe; 11l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies. Money Book XXI, p. 150.
Money warrant for 6l. 9s. 11d. to John Fleetwode for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Bucks for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29: same having arisen by his payment for apprehending Robert Ives, a burglar. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.)
47l. 5s. 1d. to William Benson for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Wilts for the same year: the same arising by his payment for the arrest of Nicholas Baker, a robber on the highway. (Money order and letter of direction as above.) Ibid., p. 150. Order Book VIII, p. 94. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Same for 21l. 4s. 8d. to the Churchwardens of St. Magnus, London, for one year to 1710 Xmas on the perpetuity for the poor of said parish.
7l. 13s. 4d. to the Churchwardens of St. John Baptist, Walbrook, London, for same on same.
14l. to the Churchwardens of St. Botolph's, London, for two years to Xmas last on same.
24l. 8s. 0d. to the Churchwardens of St. Michael, Cornhill, for same on same.
10l. to Thomas Bouchier (Boucher), Dr. of Civil Law and Professor of same in the University of Oxford, for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter on his fee as Professor. (Letters of direction dated 1711 Nov. 3 for all the above.) Money Book XXI, p. 151. Disposition Book XXI, p. 176.
July 24. Money warrant for 57l. 10s. 0d. to the University of Oxford for 5¾ years to 1710 Sept. 29 on a perpetuity of 10l. per an. granted by Hy. VII. for a preacher. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 3 hereon.)
43l. 6s. 8d. to same for 3¼ years to same date on a perpetuity for a Divinity Lecture founded by the Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby.
60l. to Thomas Hoy, Dr. of Physick, for 1½ years to same date on his fee or salary as Reader of Physic in the University of Oxford.
40l. to Thomas Ayloffe, Dr. of Laws, for one year to same date on his salary as Reader of Laws in the University of Cambridge.
10l. to the schoolmaster of Southwell School for same time on a perpetuity of 10l. per an. (Letters of direction on all the above dated Nov. 3, except for Southwell School, which is dated Nov. 22.) Money Book XXI, p. 152. Disposition Book XXI, pp. 176, 180.
Same for 37l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Sherlock, M.A., for one year to 1710 Xmas on his fee or salary as Master of the Temple. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 155. Disposition Book XXI, p. 176.
[?] Same for 80l. to John Tucker for half a year to 1711 June 24 on his fee or salary as Keeper of her Majesty's Paper Office. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 1 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 155. Disposition Book XXI, p. 134.
July 24. Same for 103l. 10s. 0d. to Sarles Goatley, Esq., Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers, for 207 days 1710 April 18 to 1711 June 12 for his pains and disbursements in attending the Speaker of said House, at the rate of 10s. a day, as certified by Math. Johnson, Clerk of the Parliament. (Money order dated Nov. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 157. Order Book VIII, p. 128. Disposition Book XXI, p. 201.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham, Supervisor of the work of digesting the records in Caesar's Chapel in the Tower, for 1711 June 24 quarter's allowance for three clerks for assisting in said work. (Money order dated July 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 15 hereon.)
25l. to Geo. Holmes for same time as chief clerk for digesting said records. Money Book XXI, p. 157. Order Book VIII, p. 89. Disposition Book XXI, p. 141.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment to be levied on the Receivers of Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum for the annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. to Anthony Henley for 21 years from 1696 Xmas as by his patent under the great seal dated 1696–7 March 12. Money Book XXI, p. 158.
Money warrant for 40l. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for one year to 1710 Xmas on his salary. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 161. Disposition Book XXI, p. 141.
Same for 50l. to the trustees for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man for half a year to 1711 Lady day on their yearly pension or annuity. (Letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXI, p. 162. Disposition Book XXI, p. 141.
July 24. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money warrant dated 1707 Aug. 12 for 6l. 15s. 0d. for the tithes and poor of Paddington parish. ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 407. Money Book XIX, p. 65.
The like of a same dated 1706 Nov. 30 for payment of the rent of Col. Porter's house, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 112. Ibid. XVIII, p. 352.
Letter of direction for 2,000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List money: for secret service. Disposition Book XXI, p. 131.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall to report on the petition and case of Elizabeth Howse, daughter of Major Fincher, praying a renewal to her of the 80l. per an. granted by Charles II. out of the manor of Fordington to said Fincher. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 393.
Same to the Attorney General. The Queen has directed 3,000l. to Charles, Lord Cornwallis, as a loan to be secured by a mortgage of his interest in the Aulnage Duties in Ireland and to be repaid within a year from the 9th inst. with 6 per cent. interest. Please prepare such mortgage. Ibid., p. 394.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hannah Brown, widow of Col. George Brown, praying to be discharged from an imprest of 390l. 17s. 9d. on her husband late an Engineer in Spain: same being referred to the Lord Treasurer from the Privy Council. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville, Secretary at War. You have reported that the office of Commissary of the Musters in Scotland is now officiated by one Robert Rutherford. Please report for what reasons was Mr. Bruce, son of the Earl of Kincardine, removed from that office and whether Rutherford enjoys the same in his own right. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on [Carl, Count Gyllenborg] the Swedish Minister's estimate of the value of the cannon, arms and ammunition taken by the Danes out of the seven Swedish ships for which he claims satisfaction, the ships being permitted by the Senate of Sweden to sail with naval stores for London under her Majesty's protection. Ibid., p. 395.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make up (pursuant to a clause in the Act of Parliament [9 Anne, c. 15] for the South Sea Trade) and to send to my Lord an account of all sums due in the Navy Office as well upon bills in Course upon the Second Book of Register as for the bills in Course in the present Register Book on or before 25 March 1711 as well for principal as for interest: and also of all tickets made out on or before that date for the wages of seamen and others who have served on board any of her Majesty's ships.
And likewise an account of the debt due for Sick and Wounded on or before that date as well for principal as for interest if interest is allowable for any part thereof: "to the end his Lordship may give such directions thereupon as by the said Act are required." This letter is in lieu of the former from me of the 15th June last, supra, p. 309. (Like letters to the Commissioners of Victualling, Commissioner of Transports, and Board of Ordnance.) Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 395.
July 24. William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett. Application is made for 110 guineas to Sir James Montague, late Attorney General, and 10 guineas to his clerk for reports relating to Trade and Plantations. What has been usually paid in such cases ? Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the case of Priscilla Laycock for provision for her and her children in consideration of the loss of her husband who was killed in the defence he made against the enemy in the Greyhound packet boat of which he was commander. Ibid., p. 397: XX, p. 6.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Swaysland as a riding officer at Newhaven to prevent the transportation of wool loco John Reeves.
Appending: affidavits by said Reeves and Swaysland that no money has been given for surrendering the said post. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 348.
Treasury reference to Mr. Vanbrugh, Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of Robert Manley, Clerk of the Cheque, and Richard Reeves, Harbinger to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, shewing that they are obliged to attend her Majesty with the rest of said Band in her progress, but are left out of her Majesty's warrant for travelling charges: therefore praying to be allowed such charges as the rest of the Band have. Reference Book IX, p. 6.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John, Lord Kingston, praying payment of 16,000l. alleged to be due to him. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 247.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Stephen Fox praying that the Governors of the Barracks in Ireland may be directed to provide bedding and other utensils necessary for lodging a Foot Company in the Islands of Arran and proposing to be responsible for a Barrack master which he desires to name for taking care of those Barracks in case the Company should be removed. Ibid., p. 251.
July 25. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to take in and cancel orders for several bankers' annuities as follows on the petition of Robert Snell and in lieu thereof to draw other orders in such names as shall be desired by him to enable him to assign any parts thereof to the creditors of Sir Jeremiah Snow of whom he is executor.
Prefixing: report by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, dated 1710 Oct. 17, on the petition of said Snell referred to him 1710 July 8, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 360. Pursuant to my certificate dated 1705 June 6 to the late Treasurer Godolphin made pursuant to the Act of 2 and 3 Anne, c. 9, an order on the Bankers' Annuities was made [out] 1705 July 13 and numbered 404 in the names of Robert Snow, gent., and John Snell of London, goldsmith, for 300l. per an. in lieu of 10,000l. principal as in trust for the petitioner Robert Snell; and pursuant to the said trust the order and annuity was assigned 1710 June 10 by the said John Snell (surviving assignee) to the said Robert Snell. Another order was likewise made at the same time in the names of John Tabor and Vyner Snell for 200l. per an. in lieu of 6,666l. 13s. 4d. principal, also in trust for said Robert Snell, numbered 426 and assigned to him by them 1705–6 Feb. 8. The said Robert Snell as executor of the said Snow is similarly certified for the remainder of said Snow's patent, being 542l. 2s. 10d. per an. as in lieu of 18,071l. 9s. 4d. principal money. Amongst several orders made out 1705 July 13 for the said 542l. 2s. 10d. per an. there is one order No. 388 for 125l. per an. All the abovesaid orders of 300l., 200l. and 125l. per an. have been paid to Sept. 27 last. No damage can arise to any person by granting the petitioner's prayer for altering the said orders. Money Book XXI, p. 153.
July 25. Money order for 50l. 4s. 2¼d. to John Evershed for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Surrey for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29: the same arising by his payments for apprehending Thomas Rickler and Judith Whitby for felony and burglary. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 156. Order Book VIII, p. 94. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Confirmation of the money order of 1708–9 March 16 for 200l. for the underclerks of the Council [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 101]. Order Book VII, p. 233.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to innovate a lost order of loan on low wines anno 1705 viz.: No. 1,159 for 400l. in the name of Henry Mordaunt [as Treasurer and Paymaster of Ordnance]. Ibid. VIII, p. 86.
Letter of direction for 11,600l. to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
on the head of Wages.
for carrying on recalls and paying sea officers who have passed their accounts 10,000
for tickets payable pursuant to Act of Parliament, for the month of June 1711 1,600
Disposition Book XXI, p. 131.
William Lowndes to said Caesar to dispose at par the sum of 18,000l. in tallies and orders dated 1710 May 24 on the Candles Duties transferred to you by Robert Walpole, late Treasurer of the Navy: and to apply the proceeds to pay the 18,000l. called for by the Navy Commissioners as absolutely necessary to complete the payment of ships lost at sea and taken by the enemy. In your assignments of the said orders you are to express the day on which the 6 per cent. interest thereon is to commence [being the date of sale or assignment by you] and then transmit them to the Treasury "to the end his Lordship may sign warrants to the Exchequer for paying the said interest thereon accordingly." Disposition Book XXI, p. 131.
July 25. Thomas Harley to the Governors of Chelsea Hospital. The Lord Treasurer is desirous of knowing the state of the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital. Please send him a perfect list of them, their pay, the dates when they were admitted and upon what testimonials or certificates: also a copy of the present Establishment of the Hospital. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 396.
William Lowndes to John Mead, Deputy Paymaster at Barcelona. On the 8th June last [see p. 69 supra], Mr. Brydges was directed by my Lord to signify to you that the money remitted to Spain or drawn [by bills] from thence was to be applied to the subsistence growing due from Dec. 23 last for the Subject Troops and the pay of the Established Staff Officers and for the pay of the Foreign Forces so far as they are effective (including those lately embarked at Vado) for so much as the Queen is obliged to pay by treaty; and that you should close the accounts of the several parts of the service there from the respective times to which you last paid them to the said Dec. 23 last, and return over [to London] as soon as possible an exact state thereof [of the said Forces and pay] for such directions thereupon as my Lord should think proper. And whereas divers sums have since been remitted to you and orders are gone for putting into your hands 800,000 pieces of Eight more which are lent to her Majesty out of the two Genoese ships at Port Mahon, my Lord Treasurer now repeats to you his said former orders in the most pressing manner and expects your punctual compliance therewith, that is to say that the moneys already remitted or sent to Spain or that shall be sent for the service of the Troops there shall be applied to the pay of the effective men and Officers on the place only and to such of the effective foreigners there as are in her Majesty's pay pursuant to treaties and not otherwise upon any pretence whatsoever.
P.S. There are many particular accounts which my Lord has required of Mr. Brydges relating to the Troops in Spain which Brydges says he has written to you for but alleges you have not yet returned them. My Lord directs you to hasten them over with all speed. Ibid., p. 398.
Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to constitute Andrew Slann as a Queen's waiter, London port, loco Richard Longbottom. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 347.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petition of John Starkey of Rochdale, co. Lancs., praying permission to treat for a rent of 40l. per an. issuing out of the rectory of West Leigh lately seized into the Crown by inquest upon an extent against Nath. Mollineux, deceased, petitioner being seized of some part of the said rectory. Reference Book IX, p. 6.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Daniel Elder praying a stay of process which is about to issue out against Addison and others late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded; their accounts being before the Auditors and in all the despatch that can be. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William, Lord Craven, of the mansion house of the manor of Chelismore with the adjoining park and water mill and closes called Foreyards and Lorksmiths and Pody Crofts and the park called Litty Park or Little Park, all parcel of the manor of Chelismore and situate near the city of Coventry, with a clause for an assignment of the Little Park to the citizens of Coventry at their request, ut supra, p. 354.
Prefixing: particular of the premises and memorandum of the premises by J. Tailer, Deputy Auditor: and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 247–51.
William Lowndes to _ Seton of Pitmeddon, Esq., to send to the Lord Treasurer an exact state of the revenues of the late bishoprics in Scotland, the yearly produce of each and the annual charges thereof, how far the accounts thereof are passed, what arrears are standing out uncollected and what balance remains in your hands. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 261.
July 26. Money warrant for 544l. 10s. 5¾d. to Thomas, Lord Raby, Farmer of the Post Fines, for so much answered direct to the Crown by the Sheriffs over and above the 2,276l. per an. rental of said farm for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29: as is certified by Philip Tullie, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, which said surplus could not be repaid by said Sheriffs to the said Farmer by reason of the great payments by them made for apprehending highwaymen &c. (Money order dated Sept. 11 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 144. Order Book VIII, p. 98.
Same for 73l. to Richard Grigson and the executors of John Cocks, Keepers of the Council Chamber, for one year to 1710 Xmas on their salary or allowance for attending the despatch of all orders and business relating to Trade and Plantations. (Money order dated July 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 145. Order Book VIII, p. 93. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 200l. to the Earl of Dunbarton as her Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 156. Disposition Book XXI, p. 146.
Money warrant for 60l. to Robert Stephens, messenger appointed to look after the printing press, 50l. thereof for one year to 1708 Xmas on his allowance or salary and 10l. for his charges and expenses in carrying on the business of his employment. (Money order dated July 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 156, 95. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth a bill [on the Navy Treasurer] for paying 500l. to Philip Ryley, one of the Commissioners for Excise, as reward for being very instrumental in detecting the frauds and abuses in the Victualling the Navy and in accordance with the resolutions of the House of Commons of Feb. 27 last. Disposition Book XXI, p. 132.
July 26. The like for 500l. to William Chainey (Chaney) and John Draper for being very instrumental in detecting the said frauds. (This letter was cancelled and another like letter signed Aug. 4 to the Navy Commissioners for 250l. each to said Chaney and Draper.) Ibid., pp. 132, 136.
Letter of direction for 3,000l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: upon account for [bounties &c. for] such persons as her Majesty hath appointed. Ibid., p. 132.
Thomas Harley to the Attorney General to report on the proposal by Thomas Baker and William Goslin, Receivers of Arrears of Prizes, that the demand of the captors for gun money amounting to 6,940l. be satisfied out of money of the captors' shares of prizes in the Exchequer and in Mr. Brewer's hands. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 397.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the proposal of the abovesaid Baker and Goslin that they be empowered to examine and adjust the accounts of foreign Agents of Prizes in the method proposed, in order to their making up the final account of prizes, which depends thereon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Admiralty Lords a letter of the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded sent to my Lord Treasurer this day with a duplicate of one from Sir John Jennings to them dated from Port Mahon April 30 last. My Lord perceives thereby that her Majesty is brought into the expense of building a new Hospital in a place called the Great Island there, to the amount of 3,000l. My Lord desires to know how far her Majesty shall be obliged to defray the charge of this new building by any instructions which Sir John has received from her Majesty to erect the same. Ibid., p. 399.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the widow of Sir Cloudesly Shovell with the account of money imprested to him or his agent for pay of one of the Marine Regiments in the late war under his command. Ibid. XX, p. 8.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of the [Assessment] Commissioners for the Land Tax for the upper part of Scray Lathe, Co. Kent., shewing that the assessment for three years past on Mathew Beck of the parish of Minster in the Isle of Sheppey for a messuage called the 'Three Tuns' in the garrison of Sheerness and used as a public house, has not been collected and though distress has offered to be made by the several collectors they have been prevented therein by the soldiers of the Garrison. Reference Book IX, p. 6.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of Fra[nci]s Gillender in behalf of the Countess of Sunderland for payment of a rent of 60l. per an. payable on certain lands and tenements annexed to the palace of Holy Roodhouse in North Britain. Ibid.
July 26. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Charles Harrison on his accounts of moneys imprested to him [as Solicitor for her Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 245.
July 27. Thomas Harley to the Transports Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Medlycot, the Commissary of Provisions in Portugal, proposing great advantages to the Government by sending of corn there; which extract has been sent to my Lord by Mr. Brydges. My Lord understands that great quantities of corn have formerly been procured by you on her Majesty's account and consigned for Spain and Portugal. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 399.
Same to Secretary Dartmouth. My Lord Treasurer is desired by John Mendez De Costa (in behalf of himself and others interested in the two Genoese ships detained at Port Mahon) that they may be made easy in respect to the charges that have attended the capture and release of the said ships. My Lord desires you to discourse the Marquis de Sauli, the Envoy from Genoa, thereupon and to procure for the petitioners the best satisfaction you can. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord directs you to do as you think best in the appointment of Daniel Garrod, whom you report as qualified and able to give sufficient security. Ibid., p. 400.
Same to the Navy Treasurer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Cole, late master cooper of her Majesty's Victualling Office at Tower Hill, setting forth his services and that he was unjustly dismissed and desiring to be restored. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville and Mr. Brydges. In your report on the petition of Thomas Castles, late Commissary of the Stores in Spain, you propose allowing him his pay from 1707 Dec. 23 to 1708 Dec. 23 and 12l. 9s. 9d. for clothing to the English Invalids at Valentia. Please propose to my Lord out of what money those sums may be paid. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Richard Tustian, maker of playing cards, shewing that at the commencement of the late Act of Parliament for laying a Duty on Cards [9 Anne, c. 16] he had a great quantity of cards ready wrought and painted, ready to be made up into packs, which were made a long time before the Act was intended; that he can make sufficient proof that he usually had a much greater stock of such cards that [sic ? for than] he had at the commencement of the said Act and that if he had not apprehended the said cards sufficiently wrought he could have made them up long before the Act: by which he hopes it does appear that he had no design to evade her Majesty's Duty: that the officers appointed by Act of Parliament when they took account of his goods reckoned these goods as so many works of cards; that a quarter part of these cards are not worth above 2d. and some 1½d. a pack, which can never be vended, and if he be obliged [to pay] the Duty of 6d. the pack [it] will have irreparable loss to him: therefore praying that the said cards being made so long before the Act was in force may be deemed stock in hand. Reference Book VIII, p. 462.
July 27. Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Stewart praying the pay of his Regiment from 24th [Aug.] to the 28th August 1709 according to the English Establishment, they being upon the Irish Establishment from Aug. 28. Ibid., p. 463.
Same to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, of the petition of Col. William Jones, in behalf of himself and his Regiment in the Leeward Islands, shewing that the said Regiment is cleared to the 22nd Dec. 1709 except four Companies that were then respited for want of muster rolls which till November "late" [last] were unfortunately miscarried by the enemy and lost at sea so that the Paymaster cannot make a regular state of the pay of the Regiment from 22 Dec. 1709 to 19 Nov. 1710, from which time to March 22 following muster rolls are come: the Parliament in consideration of the difficulties of the service in which the Regiment is engaged having by a clause [in the Act 7 Anne, c. 4, clause 69] for punishing mutiny given a power to pay any sum which the Lord Treasurer shall think reasonable for the clearings of the said Regiment notwithstanding any want or defect in the muster rolls: therefore praying that a state of the pay may be made up according to such muster rolls as are returned from the Leeward Islands in order to the payment of such a reasonable sum for their clearings from their last payment to March 22 last, "the Officers and private men being reduced to the utmost necessity in that distant climate by their being longer without their pay than any her Majesty's Forces in the like service." Ibid., p. 465.
Same to Mr. Brydges of the petition of Col. Dormer sent by General Stanhope with letters from Spain, "and having in his journey lost his baggage prays the usual bounty in like cases." Ibid. IX, p. 6.
Same to same of the petition of Alexander Stevenson shewing that he had several stores and parcels of small clothing consigned to him in 1704 and 1705 to the value of 8,378l. 5s. 0d., which were delivered by him for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Spain and Portugal: therefore praying that such deductions may be made out of those Regiments on that account as shall appear to be due to him. Ibid., p. 7.
[?] Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of the Bishop of London shewing that several riots having been lately at Hammersmith the rioters were prosecuted by the peaceable inhabitants and several fines set on them to the amount of 70l., which sums it is prayed may be granted to the said inhabitants to repay them the charges of the prosecution. Ibid.
July 27. Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Hall, Comptroller of the Duties on Salt and Rock Salt, proposing as his deputy William Hall, who has been a faithful clerk in that Office above five years. Ibid., p. 8.
July 27. Same to James Brydges of the petition of Richard, Viscount Shannon shewing that the he received the Queen's commands to go to Portugal in January 1709–10 in the quality of Lieut. General; that orders were sent to Lord Galway to put him on the Establishment in that quality; that soon after her Majesty made him Commander in Chief of an Expedition intended to the West Indies at the usual allowance of 10l. a day whereof 4l. a day was to be paid him on the Establishment of Portugal and 6l. a day on a particular Establishment "and my Lord Galway [was] informed that it was the Queen's pleasure Lord Shannon should continue on the Portuguese Establishment notwithstanding he was on another service"; that the Establishment for the Expedition began 1 May 1710 and ended 7 Nov. following; that his command in Portugal is superseded: that he has received his pay as Lieut. Gen. and his Aide de Camp's pay from 23 Dec. 1709 to 1 May 1710, being 129 days at 5l. a day, amounting to 645l., and as General and Commander in Chief from 1 May to July 13, being 74 days at 10l. a day, amounting to 740l., but that there remains still 1,170l. due to him for his pay as Commander in Chief and his pay as Lieut. Gen. in Portugal: therefore praying payment thereof. Ibid., pp. 24–5.
Approval by Treasurer Oxford of the schedule of rates or prices of all sorts of stamped parchment and paper.
Prefixing: said schedule as proposed by the Stamps Commissioners. "The stationers supplying this Office at the said rates will allow her Majesty a discount of 22 per cent. on parchment (formerly 25 per cent. discount, the stationers alleging the makers have raised the price on them by reason of the Duty on parchment and therefore could not allow a greater discount), 25 per cent. on paper and 50 per cent. on prints: which discount or profit proceeds from a due regard to the retail stationers whom we are obliged not to undersell." (The various types of parchment &c. are: Indentures untext, indentures text, skins for Bills, Answers &c., half skins, small and large quarter skins, long quarter skins for Inventories, small and large half quarter skins, small and large writs, pieces of parchment for Bails, bonds for seaports on parchment, probates for wills on parchment, letters of administration on parchment, apprentices' indentures on parchment, affidavits on Sacrament certificates; paper writs, quarter sheets, Dutch super royal, Dutch text, Dutch royal, Dutch demy, Dutch foolscap, fine Home paper, Copy and Chancery paper, nine categories of bonds (including administration, arbitration, ban, covenant, counter, English and marriage) and seven categories of releases &c. (general releases, releases of errors, letters of attorney, warrant of attorney, licences for marriage, letters of administration on paper, probates of wills on paper); arbitration bonds with unpirage, apprentices' indenture on paper and ditto for parish children.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 252.
Warrant by same to the Commissioners for Transports to sell certain decayed provisions as follows.
Prefixing: representation from said Commissioners detailing said provisions (bisket, Cheshire cheese, butter, oats, hay), being provisions and stores provided for carrying the Horse to Holland and not spent: all in accordance with the minute of June 19 last, supra, p. 74. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 255–6.
July 27. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the late Commissioners for Transportation in the late war on their accounts.
Prefixing: certificate dated July 11 by Arthur Maynwaring, an Auditor of Imprests, as to the state of said accounts. Ibid., p. 245.
The like stay for the Commissioners of Transportations for the present war and Thomas Micklethwayte as Treasurer for the said Transport service.
Prefixing: the like certificate by James Moody and Fran. Bythall [Deputy Auditors of Imprests] dated July 26. Ibid., p. 246.
July 28. Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren and the rest of the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of Thomas Robinson, smith, praying to be appointed her Majesty's Blacksmith in the Office of the Works loco Josiah Kay, deceased. Reference Book VIII, p. 463.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the executors of Sir Thomas Littleton on his accounts as late Treasurer of the Navy.
Prefixing. certificate by John Stone, clerk to Auditor Maynwaring, as to the state of said accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 246.
July 30. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Warden &c. of the Mint to pay 5s. per ounce to each of the importers of plate whose receipts for such plate are dated on or before May 15, notwithstanding anything contained in the warrant of May 10 last, ut supra, p. 276, for the taking in and coining of plate in accordance with the Address of the House of Commons: it being now provided by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 16, for licensing Hackney Coaches that all the receipts for plate brought to the Mint before said 15 May 1711 should be accepted as so much money for the fourth part of the Contributions to the 2,000,000l. as in the said Act. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 75.
Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to continue to pay her Majesty's proportion of the charge of the Danish Troops employed in the service of her Majesty and her Allies upon the same foot as before until a new Treaty be agreed upon for those Troops or until further orders therein: all by reason that the Treaty for said payment expired on the 4/15 of June last. Ibid., p. 76.
Letter of direction for 26,500l. to Harry Mordaunt, Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is intended to pay for 500 tons of saltpetre bought of the East India Company and to be charged half to the head of land services of the Ordnance and half to the head of sea services of same. Disposition Book XXI, p. 133.
July 30. Same for 36,555l. 7s. 4½d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions as above: and is to be for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
on account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1711.
for 28 days' subsistence June 25 last to July 22 inst. for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 21,741 4 0
for 61 days' neat pay for the several Garrisons from April 25 to June 24 inst. 2,885 9
for half a year's allowance for fire and candle for the said Garrisons from 1710 Dec. 23 to June 24 inst 1,095 2 0
for the same half year's allowance for the Offices of the Secretary at War and Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] 2,084 17 0
on account of Contingencies to satisfy several warrants signed by her Majesty 785 5 0
on account of the poundage and day's pay to subsist the outpensioners of the Royal Hospital [at Chelsea] from June 25 to July 22 inst. 2,850 0 0
on account of the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1711.
for 28 days as above for the Regiment'[s] on this Establishment 5,113 10 0
£36,555 7
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Secretary St. John has sent to my Lord the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Pulteney, Envoy in Denmark, concerning certificates for British ships passing the Sound and the copy of a report made by the Commissioners of Trade thereon. Have you any objections to my Lord giving directions for observing the methods therein proposed ? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 400.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Benjamin Mathew proposing his sureties as Receiver General [for the Duties on houses] for Co. Oxford. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 47.
Letter of licence under the Queen's sign manual, countersigned only by Secretary Dartmouth, granting leave to George Clarke, Secretary and Clerk of the Council of the Province of New York in America, to be absent from the said Province for the space of one year for the care of his private affairs in England: he to appoint some deputy to be approved by the Governor or Commander in Chief there to execute his said office in his said office in his absence. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, p. 58.
July 31. William Lowndes to Martin Killigrew enclosing the letter [missing] from Mr. Hooker, Receiver of Crown Land revenues in Cornwall, in answer to your complaint against him for offering you tin tallies in payment of two debentures made out upon him for the rent of Pendennis Castle. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 398.
July 31. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges enclosing the memorial made to the Lord Treasurer by Mr. Mead on behalf of his son, the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Spain, shewing that the King of Portugal directed Sieur Pacheco, his Envoy at the Hague [Francisco de Sousa Pacheco, Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands up to 1708], to pay the bill drawn on him by the Marquis Das Minas in the year 1706 for paying to the said Deputy Mead 115,336 pieces of Eight in Holland to answer the expense he was at, as Deputy Paymaster, by the Earl of Galway's order in furnishing the Portugal Army with necessaries at the time of their retreat that year from Madrid; and because the King of Portugal's affairs had not then allowed of the payment of that bill his Majesty did in 1708 signify his pleasure by the Secretary of State that 18,000 pieces of Eight should be paid to the order of the said Mr. Mead, junr., at Lisbon for interest and damages which he might have received for the non-payment of the said bill: by which it appears that the King of Portugal did intend that the said bill should be satisfied. Hereon the Lord Treasurer (in regard of the premises and that as alleged in the said memorial there is no appearance when the same may be paid in Holland) is pleased to direct that you take care that the bill for 115,336 pieces of Eight due as above be secured and paid [to said Mead] out of the subsidy payable to the King of Portugal. Ibid., p. 401.
[Same] to same to report on the enclosed two petitions [missing] of Lieut. Col. Creanton [? Creauton] praying to be put on the list of pensions in Ireland till he can be further provided for. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of the Company of Stationers shewing that they have the sole right of printing all almanacks; therefore praying that they may print off the said almanacks "before stampt" which will be for the advantage of themselves and the revenue. Reference Book IX, p. 7.