Warrant Book: August 1711, 1-10

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

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August 1711

Aug. 1. Money warrant for 69l. to Theophilus Westwood, one of the underkeepers of New Park near Richmond, for one year to 1711 June 24 for the salaries of 20l. to himself and 25l. to Edward Waldrich, another underkeeper thereof; and 10l. to the bailiff and 14l. to Henry Badger, the moletaker. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.) (For the letter of direction hereon see infra, under date 1711–12 Jan. 9.) Money Book XXI, p. 145. Order Book VIII, p. 140.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Col. Edward Jones shewing that the clothing of his Regiment was lost to the value of 981l. 10s. 0d. with the men on board the transport ship Industry on their way from Ireland; further that the offreckonings of said Regiment are assigned up to Dec. 1712, so that there is no fond [out of which] to repair the said loss: "that until that be done the Regiment cannot take the field": therefore praying relief as to the said loss. Reference Book VIII, p. 463.
Aug. 1. Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Cha. and Richd. Hore shewing that as a reward for their service in discovering frauds in the Victualling her Majesty granted them a market for selling of skins in Wood's Close near St. John Street in Clerkenwell, to which grant they desire that three more places may be added, viz. Whitechappel, Southwark and Westminster. Ibid. IX, p. 7.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Binks, Collector of Portsmouth port, praying reimbursement of 95l. 5s. 6d. which he disbursed in securing to her Majesty 445l. which one Spearing, the former Collector's clerk, had run away with. Ibid., p. 8.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Morgan and Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of John Macknamara, shewing that her Majesty is entitled to several lands in Co. Clare, late the estate of the said John Macknamara, containing 559 acres and that they are willing at their own charge to make out her Majesty's title: therefore praying a grant thereof at an easy rent. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 248.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett. On your report the Lord Treasurer directs you to pay 10l. to John Baldwyn, undersheriff of Co. Salop, for his trouble and expense in extending the estate of Charles Mason. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 401.
Same to Mr. Wilcox to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of the Verderers of New Forest proposing that all warrants for felling wood in said Forest be entered in the Forest Court as was the practice till lately: and proposing that the lopp and topp of wood felled for the Navy may be applied to payment of the salaries of officers of the Forest and other current services thereof. Ibid., p. 402.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Joseph Watts, gent., proposing to improve the Stamps revenue. Ibid.
Aug. 2. T. Harley to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Secretary at War signifying that the Committee of General Officers are of opinion that the Colonels of the Regiments in Great Britain should be allowed upon the Rolls of the Dead, Deserters or Discharged for the two musters next after the death, desertion or discharge, to enable the said Colonels to recruit. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Postmaster General of the petition of Edmund Dummer shewing that the late Act of Parliament for Establishing a General Post Office [9 Anne, c. 11] has disabled the Postmasters [General] from making the payments to the petitioner according to his contract with them for the West India packet boats: therefore praying the Lord Treasurer's directions therein. Reference Book VIII, p. 463.
Aug. 3. Money warrant for 16l. 3s. 4d. to William Knight for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Sussex for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29; the same arising by his payment for the apprehending William Longley, a burglar and felon. (Money order dated Aug. 11 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 157. Order Book VIII, p. 92. Disposition Book XIX, p. 148.
Aug. 3. Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of the money order of 1708–9 Feb. 28 for 1,318l. 2s. 9d. to Samuell Edwyn, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 86. Order Book VII, p. 251.
The like of a same of 1709 Sept. 20 for 933l. 14s. 2 ¾d. to the said Samuell Edwyn, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 367. Ibid., p. 312.
The like of a same of 1709–10 Feb. 23 for 1,059l. 6s. 9d. to the said Samuel Edwin, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 181. Ibid., p. 410.
The like of a same of 1710–11 Jan. 16 for 819l. 16s. 6 ½d. to the said Samuel Edwyn, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 136–7. Ibid. VIII, p. 20.
Letter of direction for 10,671l. 15s. 0d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions to the 2,000,000l.: and is to be applied to services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for the payment of bills of exchange drawn on the Navy 5,731 0 0
for discharging several workmen out of Deptford Yard 4,200 0 0
on the head of Victualling.
for the pay of sundry labourers lately discharged 740 15 0
£10,671 15 0
Disposition Book XXI, p. 135.
Same for 50,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad; out of Contributions as above: and is to be paid over to the [exchange] remitters for their bills on Amsterdam and Antwerp at 10 guilders 10 stivers to be sent away by this night's post as in further part of 183,786l. 17s. 8 ¼d. demanded by said Brydges in his memorial of the 17th ult. for subsistence and pay of the Forces in the Low Countries from 23 June last to 22 Aug. inst., towards which 120,020l. 15s. 8 ¼d. has been before directed. Ibid.
William Lowndes to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Earl of Portmore relating to the pay of the Forces in Portugal and the forage of the Dragoons. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 406.
Same to the Commissioners of the Accounts of the Army to report on the enclosed demands [missing] on account of the Army, whether they are well vouched and reasonable. Ibid.
Aug. 3. Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the product for the years ended June 24 1709, 1710 and 1711 of the several branches of the Excise and Malt. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a Commission of Enquiry into the manors and bailiwick of St. James's. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from Lord Dartmouth and Secretary St. John of advices received that the plague begins to shew itself again in several parts of the north [the Baltic]. You are to give strict orders for due observance of quarantine to prevent the spreading of the contagion into this kingdom. (The like to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. John Corbet, Governor of Maryland, praying to be allowed half salary from the death of the late Governor until petitioner's arrival in Maryland. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations relating to the present state and condition of the Lustring Company in regard to the discouragements it now lies under and the causes of it and proposing a method for removing the same and for supporting and maintaining the said Company: the said representation having been referred to the Lord Treasurer by the Privy Council. Ibid., p. 417.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Samuel Heather for a new lease of two tenements in Sharleston, Co. York, which were granted by the Master and Chaplains of the late Hospital of the Savoy 1661 April 27 for three lives. Reference Book IX, p. 61.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant, undated, to the Master of the Jewel House for the provision of two gold cups [to be given by the Queen] for the Yorkshire horse races for the year 1710: to an estimate of 200l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 325.
Aug. 4. T. Harley to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Brigadier Stanwix (sent by Secretary Dartmouth to Treasurer Oxford) relating to the payment of bills drawn from Gibraltar for coals and other contingencies of the Garrison there. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 407.
Aug. 6. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle for establishing the following pensions or annual bounties to be payable by Spencer Compton [Paymaster of the Queen's private Charities and Bounties]: viz.
per an.
to Mrs. Joanna Rivet: to commence as from 1710 Lady day 200
to the School at Newmarket: as from 1710 June 24 50
to Eliza[beth] Cafarelli: as from 1711 Lady day 20
to Henry Werndley: as from 1711 June 24 100
to the Bishop of London for maintaining William Henry Giraud and John Giraud: as from same date 60
Attached to this entry is a later but undated [eighteenth century] precis as follows: "A salary of 50l. per an. was granted by Queen Ann to two schools at Newmarket, viz. 25l. to each: Articles for the regulation of the schools was signed the 31 July 1710 by the then Bishop of Norwich and the salaries are still continued by his present Majesty. It is supposed a Deed of Trust was executed in the Queen's reign and that the then Minister of Newmarket, Bewdsey Fisher, D.D., the Lord Treasurer Godolphin, Duke Ancaster and John Dighby, curate, with some of the principal inhabitants and the then Bishop of Norwich were made Trustees. But no such deed can be found unless it is in the Treasury." Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 79.
Aug. 6. Royal sign manual for 322l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies: whereof 300l. is to be by him paid over as a present from the Queen to the Marquis Sauli (Monsieur Solij), Envoy Extraordinary from the Republic of Genoa: and the remaining 22l. for Exchequer fees on this issue. (Money warrant dated Aug. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 29 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 79. Order Book VIII, p. 109. Disposition Book XXI, p. 168.
Aug. 7. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of her Majesty's Charities and Bounties, to pay the respective annuities, pensions or annual sums as follows: all as from Lady day last and to continue during pleasure: viz.
per an.
executors of James, Duke of Queensberry 3,000
John, Duke of Argyll 3,000
Maynard, Duke of Schonberg 1,000
Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery 3,000
James, Earl of Seafield 3,000
John, Earl of Mar 3,000
Hugh, Earl of Loudoun 1,000
John Hill, Esq. 1,000
Guy Palmes, Esq. 1,000
Charles Osborne, Esq. 200
Warrant cancelled and replaced by another warrant of the same date granting as above with the following addition (and see infra, p. 400, under date Aug. 9):
per an.
William Brockett, gent. 400
the Keeper of the Privy Purse for the time being: "for our use" 1,000
Rebecca, relict of Titus Oates deceased 300
Maud Johnson, administratrix of Samuel Johnson, clerk, deceased 300
and further the several yearly sums or allowances amounting to 210l. per an. granted by the privy seal of 1708 Sept. 22 to the professors of Edinburgh University and the like sum similarly granted by privy seal of same date to the professors of Glasgow University shall for the future be paid by said Spencer Compton with other the yearly pensions above specified and to commence from 1711 May 15, to which date the several professors have been paid thereon. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 77, 84.
Aug. 7. Same to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Robinson of the office of Master Blacksmith to the Works loco Josiah Kay, lately deceased, and with all powers as in former patents, "omitting the exception of our palace of St. james's." Ibid., p. 78.
Letter of direction for 160l. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid over by him to Mr. Randue, housekeeper of Windsor Castle, for half a year to 1711 Lady day on his allowance of 320l. per an. Disposition Book XXI, p. 136.
T. Harley to the Commissioners for Stating the Public Accounts. A Commission is preparing for the persons who are to be sent to Spain and Portugal to inspect and examine into the affairs relating to the Armies in those parts. If you have anything to propose for the public service in relation thereto please communicate same to the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 407.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Robert Pilkington representing the prejudice to the revenue of Excise by the use of earthen mugs in public houses which hold less than pints and quarts and the neglect in sizing and sealing those measures pursuant to the Acts of Parliament: and therefore proposing the laying aside the use of those mugs in the public houses and that none but pewter quarts and pints be used properly marked as the Acts direct. Reference Book VIII, p. 463.
Same to John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Henry, Earl of Rochester, praying to add the life of William Leveson Gower (in place of the late Earl of Rochester) in petitioner's lease of several coppice lands in Wychwood Forest, Co. Oxford. Ibid. IX, p. 7.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay 1,325l. to Henry, Earl of Grantham, as royal bounty: without account: the Queen having some years since resolved (in consideration of the good services of said Earl and his father the late Lord Auverquere in the reduction of Ireland and otherwise) to grant him an annuity or pension of 1,000l. out of the revenue of Ireland and that till same could be settled, so much should be paid him as royal bounty: and the said 1,325l. is due thereon from the time the last payment was made thereon. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 248–9.
Aug. 7. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Treasurer Oxford and the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, for an annuity or yearly sum of 50l. to Margaret Cleland: as from the date the same was last paid to her late husband, David Lindsey, merchant, who lost a ship in her Majesty's service and was granted said annuity: and his said widow being left with ten small children in a most deplorable condition all unprovided for "and must perish unless relieved by us." Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 262.
Aug. 8. Letter of direction for 22,000l. to Charles Cæsar, 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.
towards paying the Assurance and all other services as in said Cæsar's memorial of the 6th inst. 20,000
on the head of Wear and Tear.
to be paid over to Col. Hunter, Governor at New York, as imprest to complete 10,000l. authorised by a clause No. 35 in an Act 8 Anne, c. 14, for carrying on the design of raising naval stores in the Plantations 2,000
(Thomas Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill in the method of your Office for impresting the said 2,000l. to the said Col. Hunter accordingly.) Disposition Book XXI, pp. 137–8.
Same for 5,204l. 16s. 0 ¼d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions as above: and is to be placed to the account of clearings of the Forces and to be paid over to answer Exchequer fees which are to be made good out of the poundage taken from the said clearings. Ibid., p. 137.
Aug. 9. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Spencer Compton for pensions of 300l. per an. each to Rebecca Oates and Benjamin Johnson, son of Samuel Johnson, clerk, deceased. Cancelled, see supra, p. 399. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 80.
Money order for 476l. 12s. 1d. to Sir Michael Heneage, Usher of the Exchequer Court, 473l. 15s. 1d. thereof for necessaries by him delivered to the Officers of the Exchequer Court in 1711 Trinity term and 57s. 1d. for 137 days March 13 last to July 28 last on the allowance of 5d. a day to himself for diet. Order Book VIII, p. 90.
Letter of direction for 400l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: by 50l. a week from date hereof: out of Civil List moneys. (Thomas Harley dated same to said Dartiquenave to pay same from time to time to Michaell Studholme, Surveyor of her Majesty's Roads, towards the charge of her Majesty's private road through Hyde Park to Kensington and for other services relating thereto.) Disposition Book XXI, p. 138.
Aug. 9 T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an extract of a letter from Mr. Pulteny, her Majesty's Resident at Denmark, concerning Certificates for British ships passing the Sound: as also a report from the Commissioners of Trade thereupon: with a signification of the Queen's approbation of the methods therein proposed. The Lord Treasurer directs you to order your officers to observe same accordingly.
Appending: form of said certificate: We ... [officers] of the Customs in the port of declare and attest that we have visited and examined the goods laden on the ship_of which_is master ... designed to go through the Sound into the Baltic and that we have found all well and justly entered at this Custom House and the Duties thereof paid as far as appears to us by the cocquets and other despatches for the said goods: and the said master hath sworn to the contents of his loading and that he hath no other goods on board and will take no other goods or merchandises than what shall be duly entered and Duties thereof paid as aforesaid and hath promised of his honour and faith that he will produce all his cocquets or bills of entry and other despatches at his paying Customs in the Sound to the officers of the King of Denmark appointed for the collecting thereof. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 408.
Treasury reference to the Managers of the 1710 Lottery of the petition of Thomas Strickland praying the issue of 1,400l. for payment of the officers of said Lottery. In the margin: this petition referred 5 Sept. 1711 to the present Commissioners [of the Lottery anno] 1711. Reference Book IX, p. 7.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Edward Lascelles of London, merchant, shewing that 540l. 7s. 9 ¾d. of Antigua money was disbursed by John Rose, merchant at Antigua, for provisions for the ship Lark, Capt. Norbury commander, in 1710; for which a bill was drawn by the said Commander on the Victualling Commissioners who refuse to accept same: therefore praying directions to the Victualling Commissioners to make a speedy payment of said bill. Ibid., p. 9.
For the petition of Robert Doyly, chaplain, see infra, p. 529, under date 1711 Oct. 17. Ibid., p. 16.
T. Harley to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft warrant [missing] for an Indenture for the Mint at Edinburgh. Is the same consistent with the laws of Union? Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 264.
Aug. 10. Letter of direction for 38,300l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the Contributions to the 2,000,000l.: and is intended to be applied as follows: viz.
on the head of Wages.
towards paying the Assurance and all other the services under that head for which the said Cæsar demanded 53,300l. in his memorial of the 6th inst.: whereof 20,000l. has been already ordered in part 33,000
on the head of Victualling.
towards paying necessary money to pursers since the 25th March 1711 5,000
Disposition Book XXI, p. 136.
Aug. 10. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has read your report on the memorial of the Morocco Ambassador concerning his tiles brought from Holland. You are to buy at as easy a rate as possible as many of the said tiles as can be found and redeliver them to the said Ambassador. Send an account thereof to the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 409.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing a translation of the Elector Palatine's orders on the subject of bread and forage for the four Battalions in Germany, with an estimate of the charge thereof according to the said Elector's demands: as also an extract of a letter from the Duke of Marlborough relating to the same affair: same having been sent by Secretary St. John to my Lord Treasurer. Please consider same and write to Mr. Cardonnel to know what is the allowance of bread and forage to the said four Battalions which the said Duke thinks the Battalions in Germany should be contented with.
I also enclose a letter sent to my Lord Treasurer from the Portugal Envoy concerning the subsidies payable to the King of Portugal. Please send said Envoy an account how far the said subsidies are paid and what has been ordered to be charged thereupon.
I also enclose a letter sent to my Lord Treasurer by some merchants about their bills of exchange for corn bought by Mr. Chetwynd and sent to Barcelona. [All the above enclosures are missing.] Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] to prepare the draft of a contract for forage for the Troops in Scotland "at the lowest rates and in the best manner you can for her Majesty's service." Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn to appoint someone to inspect Capt. Studholme's performances in the business, which he is now upon, of mending and repairing the great road leading through Hyde Park: and to see that the ditches and drains are well cleared: and that the ponds or places from whence the gravel shall be taken be well and regularly formed and that the gravel laid on the said road be good and of a due thickness. Ibid., p. 410.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to attend the Lord Treasurer on Wednesday next with an account of the debt of your Office, distinguishing how much thereof was before March 25 last and how much has incurred since. You are also to give his Lordship an account of the number of prisoners now under your care and why they are detained here, since the expense of maintaining them is so great a burthen to the public. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Thanet desiring that Mr. Thomas Lamb may be appointed Surveyor of window lights for Co. Westmorland loco Mr. Giles Redman and that the said Redman may be removed to some other place. Ibid.
Aug. 10. Same to the Stamps Commissioners enclosing the memorial [missing] of William Frankland, Receiver of Stamp Duties, praying an additional allowance for clerks on account of the new Duties on Clerks and Apprentices. Please certify the Lord Treasurer how much money has come in upon that Duty and at what times. Ibid., p. 411.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to allow George Tilson, the Auditor of Excise in Scotland. 60l. per an. for a clerk as from 1708 March 25.
Prefixing: report of said Commissioners on said Tilson's petition for same and further report thereon by J. Scrope, Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 263–4.
July 11
Aug. 11].
Money warrant for 50l. to Mahaleel Windham to be distributed among the eight doorkeepers of the House of Peers (himself being one) in full for their attendance and service during the last Session of Parliament from 1710 Nov. 25 to 1711 June 12. (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 158. Order Book VIII, p. 93. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.