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Warrant Book: August 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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August 1711

Aug. 11. Same for 500l. to William Borrett as imprest for charges and expenses of Crown law suits. (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 158. Order Book VIII, p. 91. Disposition Book XXI, p. 140.
Same for 588l. 2s. 3d. to the Officers of the Works as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General, for 1½ years to 1709 Xmas 68 8 9
John Vanbrugh, Comptroller, for same 41 1 3
Benj. Jackson, Master Mason, for same 27 7 6
John Churchill, Master Carpenter, for same 27 7 6
Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster, for same 54 15 0
Richard Stacey, Master Bricklayer, for same 27 7 6
David Lance, Master Plasterer, for same 27 7 6
Grimblin Gibbons, Carver, for same 41 1 3
Joseph Roberts, her Majesty's Plumber at Windsor, for same 27 7 6
Christopher Wrenn, Clerk of the Works, for same 100 0 0
Tho. Highmore, Serjeant Painter, for same 15 0 0
the executors of Cha. Atherton, late Serjeant Plumber, for 1708 Sept. 29 quarter 4 11 3
William Ireland, late Master Glazier, for one year to 1709 June 24 19 9 0
John Ireland, present Master Glazier, for half a year to 1709 Xmas 9 14 6
the executors of Sir Charles Hopson, late Master Joiner, for one year to 1709 June 24 52 12 6
ditto, more as Purveyor for 1¼ years to 1709 Sept. 29 15 4 2
John Hopson, the present Master Joiner, for half a year to 1709 Xmas 26 6 3
ditto, more as Purveyor for 1709 Xmas quarter 3 0 10
£588 2 3
(Letter of direction dated Aug. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 159. Disposition Book XXI, p. 141.
Aug. 11. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Lady Charlott Duffus as her Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 160.
Money warrant for 1,110l. to Charles, Earl of Peterborough, as in full (with 910l. advanced to him) for 210 days from Jan. 11 last (the day he departed out of her Majesty's presence) to July 31 last on his ordinary of 10l. a day as her Majesty's Minister at the Court of Vienna. (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 24 hereon.) Ibid., p. 160. Order Book VIII, p. 91. Disposition Book XXI, p. 146.
Same for 675l. to same for a bill of extraordinaries in his said service between dates as above.
Appending: said bill as allowed by Secretary St. John "as being within the Regulation for Ambassadors":
£ s. d.
given to the Captain of the yacht that carried him over 21 10 0
for his journey from Holland to Vienna 182 0 0
fees of his audience 30 0 0
postage of letters, packets and expresses 220 0 0
intelligence of all sorts 65 0 0
stationery wares 47 10 0
for his journey back 109 0 0
£675 0 0
(Money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXI, p. 106. Order Book VIII, p. 91. Disposition Book XXI, p. 146.
Same for 1,010l. to the executors of John, late Duke of Newcastle, on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet and fee of 20s. a day as Keeper of the Privy Seal: to wit 905l. for 181 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 June 24 and 105l. for 21 days 1711 June 24 to July 15 the day of his death. Money Book XXI, p. 162.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Salt Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1711 June 24 quarter: total 421l. 5s. 11¾d. Ibid., p. 163.
Letter of direction for 2,000l. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: as in further part of what remains due in his said Office for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter. Disposition Book XXI, p. 138.
Aug. 11. Same for 6,000l. to Francis, Visct. Ryalton, late Cofferer of the Household: out of same: as in further part of what remains due for the [Household] wages, board wages and purveyances in the Cofferer's Office for same quarter. Ibid., p. 139.
Same for 3,000l. to Spencer Compton: out of same: to be paid over to such persons as her Majesty hath directed. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to Samuel Masham, Cofferer of the Household: out of same: upon account for the service of his Office. Ibid.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners enclosing Mr. Popple's letter and papers [missing] touching a complaint made by the Lieut. Govr. of Virginia against Mr. Corbin, the Naval Officer at Rappahanock River. Please report thereon and certify my Lord Treasurer whether Mr. Corbin as Naval Officer is under you and whether he has any employment in the Customs. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 410.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed papers [missing] of Mary Cusack relating to the arrears of pay due to her husband, Col. Charles Cusack. Ibid., p. 411.
Same to Mr. Manley enclosing the report from the late Surveyor General of Crown Lands on Robert Watson's petition for a lease of certain sheds and a stable adjoining the north side of the wall of Greenwich Park which have been built by said Watson at his own charge: also a letter from Sir William Gifford in that matter, wherein he [Gifford] desires a grant of the office of Steward of the Manor of Greenwich. Please survey the premises and report on both petitions. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the superannuated warrant officers who have served in the Navy and have pensions towards their support in their old age; alleging that such their allowances are above three years in arrear: therefore praying payment of same. Reference Book VIII, p. 463.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the house or lodgings adjoining the Privy Garden at Whitehall now occupied by the Earl of Rochester, with a house or piece of ground whereon the late Earl built a kitchen with other offices to his said house: all in order to a fresh term therein to said Earl.
Prefixing: (1) said Earl's petition for renewal of lease; (2) reference dated June 24 last thereof to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands; (3) report by said Surveyor General. The premises were granted 4 Jan. "in the 4th year of his reign" [sic] to William Shaw in trust for the late Earl. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 256–8.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] to make repairs and alterations at her Majesty's house at Lindhurst in New Forest.
Prefixing: report by said Wilcox detailing said repairs and the cost thereof. Ibid., pp. 259–60.
Aug. 11. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] to do repairs at the outer wall, keepers' lodges, etc. in her Majesty's New Park at Richmond.
Prefixing: report by said Wilcox: the repairs concern the outward wall, the keepers' lodges, the great sewer which conveys the water from great part of the country through the said park to the river Thames, which sewer "having not been cleansed in several years is so full of mud that the water cannot pass, which has occasioned several presentments by the Grand Jury and indictments by the Commissioners of Sewers": also repairs at the head of the Great Pond &c. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 260–2.
Aug. 12. Letter of direction for 2,413l. 2s. 0d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: 1,238l. 17s. 6½d. thereof out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1711 and 1,174l. 4s. 5½d. out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is intended to be placed to the head of Wages and to be applied to pay the half pay due to the Captains and Lieutenants of her Majesty's ships of war who were not employed at sea the last year. Disposition Book XXI, p. 140.
Aug. 13. Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Edmund Dummer shewing that one Nicholas Goodwin, a money scrivener of London who use[d] from time to time to supply him with money and with whom he transacted his Navy Bills by contract, did about 18 months since under a disguise obtain of the petitioner a warrant of attorney as security in case of mortality for such moneys as the said Goodwin pretended to be due to him; and the said Goodwin assigned the said judgment to John Whitchurch and execution was taken without notice on Monday last by which all petitioner's effects in the [Navy Yard] smith's works at Portsmouth and elsewhere in the County of Southampton are to be seized and appraised; through which petitioner fears that the works for rebuilding and repairing and fitting her Majesty's ships will be at a full stop and the service put into the utmost confusion: therefore praying immediate orders to the Navy Board to lay down money to secure the coals, iron and other materials at the price they should be appraised at, which may be reimbursed to her Majesty by the petitioner's Navy Bills. Reference Book IX, p. 8.
Aug. 14. Money warrant for 39l. 6s. 6½d. to Sir John Sherrard, bart., for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Lincoln for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29: the same arising by his payment for the apprehending of Thomas Wilson and John Coleman for burglary. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 161. Order Book VIII, p. 94. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Same for 50l. to Joseph Cranmer and Charles Milburne, the two Secondaries in the Office of the Pipe, for 2½ years to 1709 Xmas on their salaries of 10l. per an. each. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 161. Disposition Book XXI, p. 141.
Aug. 15. Money order for 180l. 16s. 3d. to the executors of Daniell Parke, late Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands, for 55 days 1710 Oct. 13 (the day he was last paid) to Dec. 7 following (being the day of his death) on his allowance of 1,200l. per an.: to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Order Book VIII, p. 92.
Aug. 15. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on a letter sent from the Earl of Portmor, Commander in Chief of the Forces in Portugal, to Mr. Crawford, Deputy Commissary of the Forces, and by the latter laid before the Lord Treasurer; wherein the Lord Treasurer's order is desired for inserting more men on the muster rolls than are found to be effective. How far is the method proposed consistent with the laws concerning the mustering of the Forces? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 412.
Same to her Majesty's printer to deliver to Mr. Granville two books of the Acts of the last Session of Parliament and 200 [copies of the] Articles of War for the use of his Office of Secretary at War.
Likewise 100 [copies of the] printed Acts for the Commissioners of Trade, "to wit 50 Acts [copies of the Act 9 Anne, c. 22] for the preservation of white pine trees growing in her Majesty's Colonies of New Hampshire, the Massachusetts Bay &c. and 50 Acts [copies of the Act 9 Anne, c. 29] for the encouragement of Trade to America." Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Daniell Richardson. Ibid.
T. Harley to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the enclosed report [missing, see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 491] made by William Blathwayte, Auditor General of the Plantations, on Michael Lambert's petition for confirmation of a grant of lands at St. Christopher. Ibid., p. 419.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Queen in Council dated Windsor Aug. 13 inst. to discharge from quarantine several ships on the petition of Sir Ambrose Crowley which have lately arrived at Tynemouth Bar and some others supposed to be on the coast, all coming from Sweden with iron, pitch, tar and deals [as being] for Denidge [Danish] goods no way liable to harbour infection and having touched at no infectious place during the whole of their voyage and their crews in perfect health: viz.
William and Anne, Henry Shadforth, master.
Providence of Whitby, Benjamin Dickinson master.
Brotherly Love, George Foster master.
Experiment, Thomas Frost master.
Elizabeth, William Hodgson master.
Owner's Adventure, Jacob Hudson master.
Lyddell, John Binks master.
Henry and William, Joshua Linskill master.
Anne and Margaret, James Lamont master.
Happy Return, William Lilley master.
Anne of London, Ralph Jackson master.
Elizabeth of London, Robert Adamson master.
Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 349.
Aug. 15. Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges of the petition of Brigadier Breton shewing that on the 13th July 1709 he had her Majesty's directions to raise his Regiment, which on Oct. 25 following he mustered complete and having no allowance for levy money was forced to take up 1,350l. from Mr. Wyvill, the Receiver General [of Taxes for Co.] York, and hath likewise contracted a debt of 402l. 5s. 6d. and 194l. for the service of the Regiment, he presuming that the warrant for the levy money, amounting to 1,946l. 5s. 6d., would pay the said debts, but if he is paid in tallies the money will not be sufficient: he therefore prays that Mr. Brydges may be directed to pay in 1,350l. into the Exchequer on the said Receiver's account and the same to be charged as levy money to the said Regiment. Reference Book VIII, p. 464.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Charles Harrison, gent., Solicitor for her Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court, shewing that on 27 Dec. 1709 he was constituted by the late Lord Treasurer [Godolphin] to attend the Exchequer Court from time to time and to take notice of all proceedings there wherein her Majesty's interest is concerned: that on Feb. 24 following he received particular directions to attend the Auditors of Imprests about the cause relating to Mr. Week's [Wickes's] executor, which [direction] he observed and got several witnesses examined and made good proof of the moneys due from Weeks: in which service he has expended 206l. 18s. 8d.: therefore prays a reward, in regard he has no settled allowance for his charges and pains in such services. Ibid. IX, p, 8.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to take the bond of Richard Baxter of Lavington, co. Wilts, as one of the sureties of Alexander Baxter, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1711 for part of Co. Wilts: as in place of Edward Lassells who declines being surety for said Alexander. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 72.
Aug. 16. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Candles Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1711 Lady day quarter: total 378l. 11s. 7¼d. Money Book XXI, p. 164.
The like of the Excise Office incidents bill, detailed, for same quarter: total 806l. 12s. 9¼d. Ibid., p. 165.
Money order for 20l. to Jonathan Kay (Cay), clerk: as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to Maryland whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 166. Order Book VIII, p. 93. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Same for 668l. 5s. 8d. to Sir Richard Hoar and Sir Thomas Dunke for the surplusage on their account as Sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29: the same arising by payments of 480l. to John Morse and Isaac Cook and others for apprehending Aaron Jones and seven other burglars and Thomas Evans and three others for robbery on the highway: as is certified by Justice Powell and several other Judges; the remaining 188l. 5s. 8d. being disbursements for her Majesty's service as allowed by Robert Benson, Chancellor of the Exchequer. (Money order dated Aug. 28 hereon.)
Prefixing: certificate by Phil. Tullie, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the said surplusage. Money Book XXI, pp. 166–7. Order Book VIII, p. 96.
Aug. 16. Same for 3,518l. 16s. 6d. to Samuel Smithin, her Majesty's Goldsmith, for plate delivered into the Jewel House in 1711 June 24 quarter.
Appending: certificate by Heneage Finch [Master of the Jewels] as to said deliveries, gold works finely wrought, gilt plate finely wrough and enchased and white plate &c. [weights only detailed]. (Money warrant dated Aug. 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Sept. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 167–8. Order Book VIII, p. 95. Disposition Book XXI, p. 154.
William Lowndes to Mr. Ferne for an account of the neat money paid by you into the Exchequer on the several Customs, Impositions and Duties in the years ended 1708 Xmas, 1709 Xmas and 1710 Xmas. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 412.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing a Spanish piece of money, a 2 Ryall piece. Please report to the Lord Treasurer the weight, fineness and value thereof [see supra, p. 88]. Ibid., p. 413.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to have Edmund Goodere trained at the waterside in the Customs business. Ibid., p. 414.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John and Benjamin Derby, Receivers General [of Taxes] for Co. Dorset, shewing that they paid 1,080l. [of their Tax receipts] to John Dibble and took his bills on Nicholas Goodwin, scrivener, [for remittance thereof to the Exchequer], but Goodwin is since failed "and gone into the Mint" and extents are out against him: but the Crown is indebted to said Dibble in some considerable sums for timber delivered by him for the use of the Navy out of which petitioners are advised said 1,080l. may be stopped: therefore they pray an order to the Navy Commissioners to forbear issuing any more [Navy] bills to Dibble until he has made satisfaction. Reference Book VIII, p. 464.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to direct their Solicitor to take care that process be regularly issued against accomptants in arrear or in super in the accounts of the Customs. He is to give in his account of his proceedings therein from time to time and you are to represent to me any failure or neglect of his therein.
Prefixing: representation from the Auditors of Imprests proposing same as the most effectual method for making out process of Exchequer against accomptants who are in default.
Appending: the proposed method [of prosecuting such accomptants].
A like letter to the Commissioners of Excise; the Postmasters General; the Salt Commissioners; Stamps Commissioners; Commissioners of Taxes; Mr. Borrett. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 262–3.
Aug. 17. Letter of direction for 4,950l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: and is to satisfy her Majesty's warrants for the like [total in] sums payable to sundry persons on pensions which are charged on the late revenue of the Post Office. Disposition Book XXI, p. 141.
Aug. 17. Letter of direction for 500l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Ibid., p. 142.
William Lowndes to Mr. Merrill to acquaint the Lord Treasurer (at your next attendance) what rule has been observed in issuing forth subsistence to the Companies of the Guards since the false musters were detected and laid before the House, especially to those Companies in which such false musters were actually discovered. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 413.
Same to the Earl of Clarendon. My Lord Treasurer approves your sentiments in the letter communicated to my Lord by Earl Poulett containing your thoughts "to him" about the Palatines lately settled at New York. Please lay the said letter before the Privy Council. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of the terms and rates upon which the last contract for forage for the Forces in North Britain was grounded and upon what terms and rates Mr. Campbell proposes to furnish the same now. Ibid.
Same to the Postmaster General. What recruits have been sent since January last by the pacquet boat for Portugal and how many of them have been for the Regiment of Carol [Sir Daniel O'Carroll]? Ibid.
Same to [Secretary] Lord Dartmouth. The Customs Commissioners have laid before my Lord Treasurer the enclosed presentment [missing] touching the great quantities of prohibited and customable goods brought from Holland by the Commanders of her Majesty's yachts and run from on board them. The Lord Treasurer desires you to lay same before the Privy Council. Ibid., p. 414.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance enclosing a letter from Mr. Granville, Secretary at War, for reducing the Gunners in St. Maw's Castle and thereby increasing the Captain's pay from 3s. to 6s. a day. Please inform the Lord Treasurer as to the condition of St. Maw's Castle and Pendennis Castle with respect to the guns and gunners entertained. Ibid.
Aug. 18. Letter of direction for 15,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is to be applied half to the land service and half to the sea service of the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XXI, p. 142.
Thomas Harley to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The late Treasury Lords by [? on] a memorial dated April 19 last agreed that 61,071l. 6s. 5d., part of a greater sum then remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance in tallies on Malt anno 1710, should be reserved for payment of the six months' Course to the artificers of the Ordnance ending 1709 June 30 within four months from the said 19 April last and to be assigned to the said artificers with interest as from April 1 last if they were not paid the said six months' Course in manner as aforesaid [see supra, p. 52]. The Lord Treasurer at your request agrees that as the said artificers have not been so paid said six months' Course the said sum be assigned to them in the said tallies and orders with interest accordingly. Please give directions for the doing thereof. My Lord will endorse the orders for interest accordingly. Ibid.
Aug. 18. Same to [the Navy Commissioners] to make out bills for refunding to Josiah Burchett for himself and the clerks &c., detailed, of his Office of Secretary of the Admiralty, the sum of 319l. 7s. 0d. for Land Tax assessments on their salaries anno 1710. Ibid., p. 143.
Letter of direction for 115,679l. 11s. 7¼d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions to the 2,000,000l.: and is to be in part of 344,485l. 1s. 10d. to satisfy bills of exchange drawn on him as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
bills drawn by Mr. Mead from Barcelona 50,218 8
ditto drawn from Genoa by William Chetwynd, her Majesty's Envoy there 56,905 3 0
ditto drawn from Genoa by the Earl of Peterborough 2,380 0 0
ditto drawn by Lieut. Gen. Stanhope et al. for the prisoners in Spain 58,536 13
ditto drawn by Mr. Morrice, the said Brydges' Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal 176,444 17
£344,485 1 10
Ibid., p. 144.
T. Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed report [missing] of James Brydges on the petition of Col. Dormer praying her Majesty's bounty for his service and expense and loss in coming express from General Stanhope with an account of his proceedings since the battle at Brihuega. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 414.
Same to the executors of Mr. Bertie, late Treasurer of the Ordnance. There has been for many years a balance owing to the Crown on the foot of said Bertie's account. Unless it be paid into the Exchequer before Sept. 17 next the Lord Treasurer will direct process to issue against you. Ibid., p. 415.
A like letter to Mr. Churchill concerning the balance owing on the foot of Mr. Mordaunt's account as Treasurer of the Ordnance, [to wit] for the time you acted as his Deputy or Cashier which is now some years ago; which balance the Lord Treasurer thinks it is incumbent on you to see duly answered. Ibid.
Aug. 20. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis Gwyn and Richard Powys of the office of Keeper of the New Park near Richmont, alias Richmond, in Surrey, and the custody, survey and preservation of all the houses, lodges, walks, deer, wild beasts and game in the said park, together with the herbage and pannage of the said park above the keeping of the game there, with the fees of three bucks and three does every season, 6s. a day payable at the Exchequer and browsewood, windfall wood and other things as in the patent of grant of the premises by James II. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, and to Henry Hyde, now Earl of Rochester, in reversion of said Lawrence: the present grant being at the request of said Henry, Earl of Rochester, and is to be as in trust for the life of Henry Hyde, son and heir of said Henry, Earl of Rochester, and William Leveson Gower. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 81.
Aug. 20. Royal warrant to Spencer Compton to pay an additional annuity or yearly sum of 50l. to Charles Osborne as from 1711 Lady day over and above his 200l. per an. already directed: during pleasure. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 555l. per an. to Richard Hill for purposes as follows as from 1709 Michaelmas: during pleasure: in the same manner as was lately paid to Sir John Chardin by virtue of the warrant [or Establishment] of 1704 Sept. 30, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XIX, p. 370: viz.
per an.
£
to be remitted by him for the use of the Vaudois ministers 425
to be remitted as the Queen's bounty to a school at Offenbach 30
for the use of _ Arnaud 100
£555
the said yearly sum having been satisfied to said Chardin up to 1709 Michaelmas and the Queen being resolved that same shall be paid thenceforth to said Hill for said purposes. Ibid., p. 82.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Visct. Dupplin proposing his sureties, detailed, for 7,000l. in all for his office as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt. Reference Book IX, p. 9.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petitions of the following Receivers General of Land Tax praying to be made Receivers General of House Duties for their respective Counties as follows: viz.
Robert Cawdron for Co. Lincoln.
John Popham for Co. Southampton.
Caleb Powell for Cos. Brecon, Radnor &c.
Thomas Newsham for Co. Warwick.
Thornagh Gurdon for Co. Norfolk.
George Thorne for part of Co. Devon.
Philip Bacon and William Trotman for Co. Suffolk.
Thomas Burslem for Co. Stafford.
Bernard Turney for Co. Bucks.
Robert Longden for Co. Gloucester.
Nathaniel Tredcroft for part of Co. Sussex. "Memorandum: there was a second reference with the same security for the whole County of Sussex dated 25 Sept. 1713."
Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 47.
Aug. 20. Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of William Spence, son to William Spence (Spens), deceased, late Chief Warden of the Mint at Edinburgh and Receiver General of the Bullion, and Jean Alexander, relict of the said William, shewing that the deceased was at [? the expense of] 160l. sterling in 1691 in attending and getting the instruments and materials necessary for setting up the Mint in Scotland and that 310l. was due upon the balance of his account as Receiver of the Bullion: therefore praying to be discharged of same [said 310l.] in view of said 160l. and that he has left his widow with several small children unprovided in any manner. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 264.