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Warrant Book: August 1711, 21-31

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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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August 1711

Aug. 21. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to William, Earl of Dartmouth, one of the Secretaries of State: for secret service without account. (Money warrant dated Nov. 21 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 31.) (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 80. Money Book XXI, p. 245. Order Book VIII, p. 123.
William Lowndes to James Brydges. The Lord Treasurer directs that the bills for in all 344,485l. 1s. 10d. drawn on you, ut supra, p. 401, be satisfied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
at Genoa, out of the dollars from Port Mahon on Mr. Chetwynd's bill 25,000 0 0
out of the Contributions on the 2,000,000l. Adventure which the Lord Treasurer has directed to you for this purpose 115,679 11 7 ¼
out of tallies on Malt anno 1711 now remaining in your hands 19,000 0 0
out of such money as shall or may be applied to this service in March next 184,805 10 2 ¾
£344,485 1 10
In order hereto you are to write to Lord Forbes and to your Deputy that out of the second 800,000 pieces of Eight which they shall receive at Port Mahon there be delivered to Mr. Chetwynd sufficient to make said 25,000l. at the rate of 57 pence sterling per dollar: and Chetwynd is to be charged therewith at the rate they shall be valued at or will produce in the Bank of St. George at Genoa. And it is the Lord Treasurer's further pleasure that you give to Sir Theodore Janssen and partners, to whom said Chetwynd's bills drawn June 2 last are payable, your bills for the like sum of 25,000l. payable to them at three months upon the said Chetwynd at such rate of exchange as may recompense the merchants for the interest of their money from the time the bills fell due to them till the time they shall be repaid. And in regard the service in Catalonia will by this means want [be short by] 25,000l. of the money intended for it, his Lordship orders that for making good the same you empower Mr. Mead, your Deputy there, to take up the like sum of 25,000l. in Barcelona and to draw his bills upon you for the [like] value in such manner as that same shall not become due before the end of January next.
You are to make a particular distribution in the best and equallest manner that may be of the money and tallies ordered as above and to lay same before my Lord for his approbation before any part of the said money or tallies be applied thereto. And his Lordship having taken into consideration that the far greatest part of the Supply provided by Parliament for all services in Spain and Portugal (after deduction of a proportionable part of the deficiency in the grants of last Session) is already issued, and that occasions absolutely necessary to be supplied may arise before the end of this year which cannot be provided for but out of the said remainder, therefore he directs that you send strict orders to your respective Deputies in Catalonia and Portugal not to draw any more bills upon you (except the aforesaid 25,000l.) save according to such particular orders as they may receive from you pursuant to my Lord's directions to you from time to time. Disposition Book XXI, pp. 144–6.
Aug. 21. Letter of direction for 12,011l. 18s. 1d. to Charles Caesar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is to be applied as follows:
£ s. d.
to the head of Victualling.
for completing the money due to the pursers between 25 March 1711 and 31 July last for necessaries supplied to her Majesty's ships during that time 7,011 18 1
to pay necessary money to the pursers as they shall come to indent for the future 5,000 0 0
£12,011 18 1
Ibid., p. 146.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners. Send my Lord an account how much two months on the Course of the Victualling since 1711 March 25 amounts to. (A like letter to the Navy Commissioners.) Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 415.
T. Harley to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Pitt, keeper of Newgate, desiring payment of 120l. 13s. 5 ½d. for his care, damage and expenses about Monsieur de Guiscard. Ibid., p. 416.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the representation of the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, about the officers which they have employed and do propose to employ in the business of the leather [Duties] and the allowance to be made to them. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. The Lord Treasurer desires you to enlarge Daniel Richardson, who is now a prisoner ever since Sept. 12 in the Counter for misdemeanours in the business of the Customs, he having expressed contrition and being willing to transport himself into foreign parts and not return into England without leave. Ibid., p. 417.
Aug. 21. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of the Auditor of Excise praying and additional allowance for auditing the accounts of the Duties on Candles and Hops. Reference Book IX, p. 9.
T. Harley to the Lord Advocate. You advise that besides the rewards already proposed for discovering those insolent offenders who broke open her Majesty's warehouse at Leith and carried off thence considerable quantities of brandy, proposals might be received for repairing the damage to the public [property] and compounding the matter. The Lord Treasurer would willingly enter into any measures that might effectually discourage such outrageous practices for the future. Please let him know whether any overtures have been made to you towards such compounding and how same shall be done. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 265.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. The Lord President of the Session of Scotland has prayed the Queen for a gift in the name of Robert Dundass of Armstoun of the ward and marriage of the six months old infant heir of the Lord Bergaveny in order to the payment of the debts of the family of said Lord Bergavenny who lately died intestate. Please report thereon to the Lord Treasurer as also upon the debt or demand of the Earl of Ruglen upon the said estate, which debt said Earl desires may be preferred in payment. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Wemys. The Queen has granted you an allowance of 1,000l. per an. for your trouble &c. as Vice Admiral of Scotland and as Judge of the Admiralty [Scotland]. By a memorial to my Lord Treasurer Mr. Graham, the present Judge of the Admiralty in Scotland, has desired a suitable salary as in lieu and recompense of the losses which he alleges he sustained by the Union. "It is my Lord Treasurer's opinion the petitioner's pretences are to be considered by your Lordship who receives the allowance from her Majesty: to recompense the same." Ibid., p. 266.
Same to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland. My Lord Treasurer is advised that some difficulties may attend the bringing to due performance of quarantine the ships that shall arrive in the ports of Scotland from the East Country or other places infected with the plague. He directs you to use all diligence that neither men nor goods do land from such ships till quarantine be duly performed. Ibid.
Aug. 22. Money warrant for 50l. to Charles Harrison, gent., Solicitor for her Majesty's affairs in the Court of Exchequer: as imprest towards his charge and expenses in prosecuting and defending law suits. (Money order dated Aug. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 31 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 168. Order Book VIII, p. 95. Disposition Book XXI, p. 151.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Malt Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1711 Lady day quarter: total 460l. 0s. 11d. Money Book XXI, p. 169.
Aug. 22. Letter of direction for 1,425l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: upon account to satisfy sundry bounties directed by her Majesty as follows: viz.
£
Mr. Crown 25
Mr. Flotard 150
Earl of Dunbarton 200
Duke of Southampton 600
Lady Dufus [Duffus] 100
Mrs. Rivet 100
Lady Arlington 250
Disposition Book XXI, p. 146.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. The Lord Treasurer approves your proposal that the money and tallies directed towards satisfying bills of exchange to the total of 344,485l. 1s. 10d., ut supra, pp. 413–14, may be distributed thereto in the method following.
Appending: said Brydges' proposal dated Pay Office, Whitehall, Aug. 21 inst. for payment of said bills of exchange.
Mr. Mead's bills:
4,721l. 0s. 3d. due before May 31 last: out of moneys in the Exchequer on the 2,000,000l.
12,831l. 11s. 8 ¾d. due before July 28: out of the fourth payment in November on the 2,000,000l.
4,076l. 13s. 4d. due before July 31: in tallies on Malt anno 1711.
28,589l. 12s. 11 ¾d. due before July 31: upon the 1st of March next.
Mr. Chetwynd's bills:
25,000l. due June 2 last: to be redrawn on Genoa.
31,905l. 3s. 0d. due before 8 Sept. 1711: upon the 1st of March next.
Earl of Peterborough's bill:
2,380l. due 16 and 26 May last: out of the third payment on the 2,000,000l.
Bills drawn by Lieut. Gen. Stanhope and others for prisoners:
9,000l. due before 1 May last: out of the third payment on the 2,000,000l.
9,000l. due before 31 May last: out of the fourth payment on the 2,000,000l.
12,000l. due 4 June last: upon the 1st March next.
8,000l. due June 30: out of moneys now in the Exchequer on the 2,000,000l.
2,460l. 14s, 2¼d. due before June 6 drawn by Col. Bacalan: out of the third payment on the 2,000,000l.
9,000l. due 13 Aug. drawn by Col. Nevill: out of the fourth payment on the 2,000,000l.
Memorandum: The three bills last mentioned are in Sir John Lambert's hands, who has a very large sum due to him for bills drawn from abroad.
8,000l. due Aug. 27 drawn by Col. Nevill: upon the 1st March next.
687l. 16s. 3d. due June 13 last drawn by Col. Bacalan: upon the 1st March next.
388l. due in June 1710 drawn by Col. La Bastie: upon the fourth payment of the 2,000,000l.
Mr. Morrice's bills:
13,197l. due before 30 Nov. 1710: upon the third payment of the 2,000,000l.
7,800l. due before 31 Dec. 1710: upon the third payment of the 2,000,000l.
44,692l. 12s. 4 ½d. due since 6 January [last], being one third of 134,077l. 17s. 1 ¼d.: out of moneys now in the Exchequer on the 2,000,000l.
89,385l. 4s. 8 ¾d. due since Jan. 6 last: being two thirds of said 134,077l. 17s. 1 ¼d.: upon the 1st March next.
7,123l. 6s. 8d. due in June, July and Sept. 1711: being one third of 21,370l: in tallies on Malt anno 1711.
14,246l. 13s. 4d. due in June, July and Sept, 1711: being two thirds of 21,370l.: upon the 1st March next.
And in regard that the aforesaid 19,000l. Malt tallies are in a late Course upon the Register I [Brydges] pray your Lordship [Treasurer Oxford] to allow the interest due since the date, being the 5th Feb. last, and to go along with them towards making them equal to money.
Abstract of the foregoing scheme of payments.
£ s. d.
in ready money 57,413 12 7 ½
third payment of the two millions 27,037 17 2 ¼
fourth payment of ditto 31,219 1 8 ¾
Malt tallies 19,000 0 0
on Genoa [by bill to be re-drawn on the money of the two prize ships, to wit on the dollars at Port Mahon] 25,000 0 0
[to be paid] on the 1st March next 184,814 10 3 ½
£344,485 1 10
Ibid., pp. 147, 153.
Aug. 22. Same to the Attorney General to report on the several papers enclosed [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary Dartmouth touching bonds to be given by the merchants that the ships trading to the north [the Baltic] shall not go to or correspond with any places or persons infected with the plague. What bonds do you think proper to be taken in that case? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 418.
Same to Commissary Crawford enclosing from the Lord Treasurer the opinion [missing] of the Attorney General on that part of the Earl of Portmore's letter desiring [that] the Lord Treasurer's order should be obtained for inserting more men on the muster rolls than are found to be effective. Ibid.
The like letter to Mr. Brydges. "You also receive herewith a copy [missing] of a report from the Auditors of Imprests giving their opinion as to the rule you ought to observe in paying Regiments that happen to be so mustered" as the said Earl desires. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 418.
Aug. 22 Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of the Captains of Lieut. Gen. Gorges' Regiment shewing that the said Regiment stands charges with recruits and with the cloathing delivered to them at their embarcation from Ireland, though, as 'tis alleged, those recruits were paid for at the time of delivery and as for their clothes they were so old that it was useless: therefore praying to be relieved herein and to be allowed levy money for the number of men raised to increase their Companies from 50 to 56 men and the number of their Companies from 12 to 13. Reference Book VIII, p. 465.
Same to the Commissioners for Trade and to William Blathwaite, Auditor General of the Plantations, of the petition of Humphry South of London, merchant, in behalf of George Liddell and Robert Clayton of the island of St. Christopher praying royal confirmation of a grant from the late Col. Parke of lands in said island called Rennew Lands, which grant expires in October next. Ibid. IX, p. 11.
Treasurer Oxford to the Sheriff for Co. Sussex. It is represented by Mr. Gott, Receiver General for part of Sussex, that sums as follows to a total of 13,581l. 4s. 0d. remain unpaid on the last year's Land Tax in the Rapes as hereunder and that he has not received anything for the Duty on Houses for the said year "amounting to 1,300l." and that the nett Duties on houses that commenced at Michaelmas last are not yet settled. I must earnestly recommend that you forthwith give such directions that the public may no longer suffer by the delay to the services for which the said Taxes have been given nor the said Receiver hindered in paying in his moneys and passing his accounts. I desire an account of your proceedings herein.
£ s. d.
arrear on Hastings Rape 940 16 6
arrear on Upper Division of Pevensey Rape 2,427 4 0
arrear on Lower Division of ditto 5,542 3 0
arrear on Upper Division of Lewes Rape 4,671 0 6
£13,581 4 0
Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 264.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of certain coppices and other things in Wychwood Forest in order to adding a third life in the lease thereof to the Earl of Rochester.
Prefixing: report dated 20 Aug. 1711 by John Manley, the said Surveyor General, on the said Earl's petition for same. Ibid., pp. 264–5.
Same by same to Edward Harley, an Auditor of Imprests, to make allowances in the account of the late Monsieur de Wildt of moneys received by him for providing shipping to transport Forces from Holland to Ireland in 1690 and 1691: to wit 128l. 2s. 6d. for the charge of passing said account; and 50l. for Mr. Gerhard Sohnius's pains in translating papers: thus leaving a balance of 589l. 1s. 6d. due, which Col. Kenedy, executor to Mr. Vryberge, late Envoy of the States General, undertakes on behalf of the two heirs of the said de Wildt to pay into the Exchequer immediately.
Prefixing: said Harley's report on said Vryberge's memorial proposing as above. For the whole pains and service of said de Wildt in that affair only 100l. is allowed him, which is no more than a quarter's salary as a Commissioner of Transportation. Ibid., pp. 265–6.
Aug. 23. T. Harley to Secretary St. John. The Customs Commissioners desire to know whether it is intended that the quarantine should extend to ships from other places of the north not within the Baltic, which has been understood by them to be from Skaggen [Skagen], the north-east part of Jutland, to Bayhuus [Bohus], over against it in Sweedland. The Lord Treasurer thinks this matter proper for the Privy Council to determine. Please lay it before them. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 419.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Edward Chute, a surety of Mr. Austin, late Receiver General of Hants, desiring that said Austin may be set at liberty on fresh security which Chute proposes to give to secure her Majesty's debt. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to accept bonds to be given by merchants desirous of sending ships to the Baltic Sea under convoy of her Majesty's men of war "according to the form of the condition hereto annexed not to trade or correspond with any persons and places infected with the plague": all by reason that the Admiralty Lords have represented to Secretary Dartmouth the pressing instances they have received from the merchants of London for a convoy to their ships bound to the Baltic and that said merchants have proposed to give bonds as above if her Majesty should be pleased to allow them a convoy.
Appending: form of said bond. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 349–50.
Aug. 24. William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay the Marquess of Carmarthen the flag pay due to him before Lady day last notwithstanding [the stoppage for] the debt owing from his Lordship to the Newells. Disposition Book XXI, p. 147.
Same to Mr. Brydges. The Bank of England has agreed to advance to you 200,000l. as in the minute of Aug. 23 inst., supra, p. 91. The Lord Treasurer directs you to take care that bills of exchange on Amsterdam for 50,000l., part of said 200,000l., be had of the Bank so as to be sent away by this night's post. This sum is intended to be applied towards the subsistence and pay of the Troops in the Netherlands from Aug. 23 inst. Ibid.
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[Same] to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the widow of Ensign Frith praying her Majesty's bounty; her husband being killed in Spain. Please inform the Lord Treasurer what is the fond or provision for the widows of Officers killed in her Majesty's service in Spain. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 412.
Aug. 24. William Lowndes to Mr. Studholme enclosing the petition [missing] of the tenants of certain lands lying near her Majesty's private roads leading to Fulham. The Lord Treasurer directs you to take care that they be made easy in the matter desired by them. Ibid., p. 419.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Kettleby Owen to act for William Hagley, a coastwaiter [London port], in his absence. Ibid., p. 420.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. Send my Lord an account of the money or tallies now remaining in the hands of the Paymaster for Transports, on what fund the said tallies are struck and how they stand as to their course of payment. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South]. My Lord Treasurer has read your report about the profits of the office of Warden of Whittlewood Forest. Please enquire particularly how the claims of feewood, browsewood and dead trees are warranted and the profits thereof and propose some satisfaction to the claimants in lieu thereof. Ibid., p. 421.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Lord Mayor and Common Council of London against making wharfs, at or belonging to the Bridge House, into Free wharfs and keys (as referred to the Lord Treasurer by the Privy Council): as also on the petition of the merchants of London in that matter, which was referred to you on July 17 last. Ibid., p. 422.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the report [missing] by Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, proposing a grant for 31 years of the office of searcher and water bailiff for the river Severn. Can her Majesty legally make such grant, but more particularly is not the said office in itself vexatious and oppressive to the subject? Ibid. XX, p. 7.
Same to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Solomon de Medina, who solicits my Lord Treasurer very much for the payment of 295,233 guilders 18 stivers which you have passed in his accounts. How can the same be satisfied? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your letter of the 18th about the contract for forage for the Troops in North Britain; but he has before him a proposal for serving the said forage at a much cheaper rate than Mr. Campbell (mentioned in your letter) offers. Please reconsider the matter and advise my Lord whether the charge of foraging be of necessity to be contracted for and if so whether her Majesty ought to bear the same. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to observe an order of the Queen in Council dated Windsor Aug. 19 inst.
Prefixing: said order. The Queen has by order in Council of June 30 last given several directions relating to the securing the Settlements on the Coast of Africa and preserving the African trade. In pursuance thereof the Admiralty Lords made a report to her Majesty which was read at the [Privy Council] Board this day, Aug. 19, and approved and it is hereby ordered that¼ [one fourth] Rate and 1/5 [one fifth] Rate ships of war be forthwith appointed and sent to guard the coast of Africa and that the other two ships mentioned in the said report be sent as soon as they can be spared for that service: and that the said ships do receive on board and victual as many of the [Royal Africa] Company's soldiers and people as they can conveniently take: that liberty be given [to the said Company] for putting 100 soldiers and artificers on board her Majesty's Guard ships at the Nore and in the Medway from time to time as they shall raise them and that they be subsisted and secured there until they can be put on board the convoy: that the Commissioners of Transportation do forthwith provide a transport ship for taking on board the said provisions and stores which are to be sent thither, the Governor or Deputy Governor of the African Company indenting for the value of the particulars above mentioned in order to her Majesty being reimbursed for the same when the Company shall be settled. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 350.
Aug. 24. Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petition of William Jeay and William Dowse, Receivers General of Taxes for Co. Huntingdon, praying an allowance at the rate of 10l. a journey for "his" extraordinary expenses in bringing up four times a year the public money by strong guard for six years from 1703 to 1709, amounting in all to 240l. Reference Book VIII, p. 464.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniel Upton praying a reward, he having been the first projector of the Duties on Candles and Soaps. Ibid. IX, p. 9.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. My Lord Treasurer recommends to you the petition of James Perry, landwaiter at Belfast, praying for a better employment in the revenue there. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 249.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. By their Address the House of Commons, Ireland, have desired that Dominick Langton, who has a pension of 30l. per an. in the Establishment there, may be struck off the same. It is her Majesty's pleasure that he be struck off. Please give the necessary order. Ibid.
Aug. 25. William Lowndes to Mr. Conway, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Chester &c. The Taxes Commissioners some time since sent you a scheme for giving them an account of the charge, receipt, arrears, payments and remittances for the Aids and Taxes for which you are Receiver as you proceed on your receipt and upon pain of being dismissed. You have not complied therewith. Unless you do so in every particular relating to the Land Tax for the present year and pay and clear all your receipts for the Land Tax and House Duties anno 1710 by Sept. 18 next you will be dismissed and process will issue against you.
(The like letters severally to Thomas Richards, Receiver General for Co. Cambridge; Francis Wyvill for Durham and Northumberland; Samuell Clerke for Hereford; William Jeay and William Dowse for Co. Huntingdon; James Caswell for Monmouth; George Hosier for Salop; Vaughan Bonner for part of Lincolnshire; John and William Dee for part of Sussex; Caleb Powell for North Wales: all which letters were sent to the Postmaster General with instructions for their delivery and that the person delivering same do signify such delivery.) Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 420–1.
Aug. 25. T. Harley to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jeremiah Kelly, late contracting brewer at Deal, proposing to make full satisfaction for the wrong he has done her Majesty and praying stay of process. Ibid., p. 422.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Judith Kent, widow of John Kent, late collector of the revenue of the district of Waterford, praying an allowance for her husband's extraordinary services in consequence of an English Act [7–8 Wm. III, c. 28, for encouraging the importation of wool from Ireland] for preventing the exportation of wool. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 250.
Aug. 27. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of Henry Pigot of moneys imprested to him for the service of the Robes (under the Duchess of Somerset as Mistress of the Robes) all moneys grown due from 1710–11 Jan. 24 on the yearly salary of 600l. to the said Duchess in respect of her said office from said date. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 83.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to said Pigot: as imprest for the Robes: to be applied according to the directions of said Duchess. (Money warrant dated Aug. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 83. Order Book VIII, pp. 97, 99.
Aug. 28. Money warrant for 20l. to John Dicks, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Aug. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 28 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 170. Order Book VIII, p. 95. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Cha. Cæsar, Esq., Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: to be placed to the head of Wages and to be applied towards carrying on Recalls and paying sea officers who have passed their accounts. Disposition Book XXI, p. 148.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house where Monsieur Vryberg, late Envoy from the States General, formerly lived in Cleveland Court to seal his goods in order to their being sent to Holland. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 422.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons]. In a report to the Lord Treasurer the Comptrollers of Army Accounts gave it as their opinion that the Officers of the Battalion of the First and Coldstream Regiment of Guards which were in Spain should be cleared their pay for two months from the 25th Aug. 1707 to the 24th Oct. following, for which [period] there are no muster rolls, subject to deductions as in the said report. Please state an account of such pay according to the preceding muster, and charge same not only with the said several deductions, but also with such others as you shall be informed of upon enquiry and shall find proper to be charged. Ibid., p. 423.
Aug. 28. Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a paper [missing] which was found by Sir Nich. Trevanion, Commander of her Majesty's ship Yorke, on board a vessel belonging to Galway in Ireland, which paper discovers a clandestine trade with France: same having been sent to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary Dartmouth. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwait to lay before the Lord Treasurer a state of her Majesty's present revenues in the Plantations and how far the accounts thereof are passed. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to let the Lord Treasurer know what payments are necessary to be made for the prisoners in Spain that are now upon being exchanged. Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford to the High Sheriff of Co. Kent. It is represented by Mr. Fawsset, Receiver General for your County, that the following sums remain unpaid on the first quarter of this year's Land Tax, amounting in the whole to 6,347l. 15s. 4¼d.: and also that the new Duties on Houses commencing at Michaelmas last are not [yet] settled. I earnestly recommend these particulars to you to give such directions therein that the public may not longer suffer by the delay, the services disappointed nor the Receiver hindered in paying in his moneys, "the not performing whereof has been lately represented in Parliament as a very great mischief." I desire an account of your proceedings herein.
Appending: list of said Land Tax arrears:
£ s. d.
Lower Division of Scray, unpaid arrear 440 4 10¼
Aylesford East, unpaid arrear 310 16 4
Aylesford South, unpaid arrear 390 2 10¼
Shepway Upper Division, unpaid arrear 293 10 7
Division of ditto, unpaid arrear 237 19 6
St. Austins [Augustine] East Division, unpaid arrear 469 13 6
Dover, unpaid arrear 117 17 7
Sandwich, unpaid arrear 96 6
St. Austins [Augustine] West, unpaid arrear 244 1
Canterbury, unpaid arrear 122 15 5
Scray Upper Division, unpaid arrear 716 19 5
Aylesford North, unpaid arrear 875 11 8
part of South ditto, unpaid arrear 248 2 6
Sutton at Hone Lower, unpaid arrear 887 5 10½
part of Upper Division of ditto, unpaid arrear 401 3 11
part of ditto, unpaid arrear 748 10 3
part of ditto, unpaid arrear 245 19 9
£6,347 15
Aug. 28. The like letter to the High Sheriff for Co. Devon for the Divisions and sums as follows: viz.
£
Wonford East, Land Tax arrears 667
Exminster, Land Tax arrears 269
Haytor, Land Tax arrears 212
Exeter City, Land Tax arrears 1,103
West Budleigh, Land Tax arrears 138
South Moulton [Molton], Land Tax arrears 180
Witheridge, Land Tax arrears 373
Axminster, Land Tax arrears 153
Hayridge, Land Tax arrears 342
Hemyocke, Land Tax arrears 260
Tiverton, Land Tax arrears 644
Bampton, Land Tax arrears 265
Halberton, Land Tax arrears 86
Ottery [St. Mary], Land Tax arrears 264
East Budleigh, Land Tax arrears 197
£5,153
The like letter to the High Sheriff for Co. York for the Divisions and sums as follow: viz.
£
Bulmer, Land Tax arrears 963
Ouse and Derwent, Land Tax arrears 290
Ainsty of York, Land Tax arrears 520
York, Land Tax arrears 600
Ryedale, Land Tax arrears 106
Birdforth, Land Tax arrears 150
Hang West, Land Tax arrears 120
Claro, Land Tax arrears 400
Staincliffe East, Land Tax arrears 150
Morley, Land Tax arrears 245
Agbrigg, Land Tax arrears 255
£3,799
The like letter to the High Sheriff of Co. Southampton for the Divisions and sums as follow: viz.
£
Petersfield, Land Tax arrears 53
Fawley, Land Tax arrears 634
City of Winton [Winchester], Land Tax arrears 153
Andover, Land Tax arrears 371
Villa Southampton, Land Tax arrears 54
Ringwood, Land Tax arrears 763
Lynehurst [Lyndhurst], Land Tax arrears 100
Portsdown, Land Tax arrears 558
Kingsclere, Land Tax arrears 312
Basingstoke, Land Tax arrears 326
Alton, Land Tax arrears 120
Isle of Wight, Land Tax arrears 1,568
£5,012
Aug. 28. The like letter to the High Sheriff of Co. Stafford for the Divisions and sums as follow: viz.
£ s. d.
Cuttlestone, Land Tax arrears 210 10
Offlow South, Land Tax arrears 128 0
Lichfield City, Land Tax arrears 36 4 10
Offlow North, Land Tax arrears 136 11
Seisdon, Land Tax arrears 96 3 11½
Totmonslow North, Land Tax arrears 171 19 7
Totmonslow South, Land Tax arrears 111 18
Pirehill North, Land Tax arrears 815 4 1
Pirehill South, with Stafford and New Castle, Land Tax arrears 347 3
£2,053 15
The like letter to the High Sheriff of Co. Berks for the Divisions and sums as follow: viz.
£ s. d.
Abingdon, Land Tax arrears 530 10 10
Farringdon, Land Tax arrears 324 1 10
Wantage, Land Tax arrears 105 9 9
Newbury, Land Tax arrears 633 10 10
Reading, Land Tax arrears 422 2
Forest, Land Tax arrears 289 8
Windsor, Land Tax arrears 213 7 6
£2,518 11
The like letter to the High Sheriff of Co. Gloucester for the Divisions and sums as follow: viz.
£ s. d.
Brightwells Barrow, Land Tax arrears 108 15
Kiftsgate Lower, Land Tax arrears 121 14 5
Tewkesbury Lower, Land Tax arrears 147 1 1
Westminster Lower, Land Tax arrears 151 17 7
Gloucester City, Land Tax arrears 315 2 0
Dudstone, Land Tax arrears 568 1 1
Whitstone, Land Tax arrears 209 2 11
Thornbury, Land Tax arrears 138 0 0
Berkeley, Land Tax arrears 222 6 11½
Botloe, Land Tax arrears 137 12 6
£2,114 13
The like letter to the High Sheriff of Co. Derby for the Divisions and sums as follow: viz.
£ s. d.
Appletree and Morleystone [Morleston], Land Tax arrears 1,198 18
Wirksworth, Land Tax arrears 225 16 11
Scarsdale, Land Tax arrears 426 13 9
High Peak, Land Tax arrears 105 4 5
Repton, Land Tax arrears 69 10
£2,026 3 11¼
Aug. 28. The like letter to the High Sheriff of Co. Bedford for the Divisions and sums as follow: viz.
£ s. d.
Bedford town, Land Tax arrears 32 6
Flitt, Land Tax arrears 445 19 5
Biggleswade, Land Tax arrears 320 6
Clifton and Wixamtree, Land Tax arrears 1,702 11
£2,501 3
Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 424–6.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett to lay before the Admiralty Lords, for their report, the enclosed petition [missing] of Abraham and Jacob Henckell praying to be discharged from their bond for answering the charge of repairing the ship Staden of Stockholme, in the Queen's dock at Portsmouth: together with letters from the Swedish Minister concerning that affair: all as transmitted to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary St. John. Ibid., p. 426.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, enclosing a paper [missing] (sent to the Lord Treasurer by Lord Dartmouth) which was found by Sir Nicholas Trevanion, Commander of her Majesty's ship Yorke, on board a vessel belonging to Galway in Ireland, which discovers a clandestine trade with France. Take such measures therein as you judge most proper for her Majesty's service. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland.) Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 249. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 266.
Aug. 29. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the impost bill of wine for the Corporation of the City of London for the year commencing 1709 Xmas (total 98l. 14s. 0d.) and for the succeeding year (total 98l. 14s. 0d.): in each case the names of the officers &c. (Aldermen &c. of the City) being given in detail. Money Book XXI, pp. 170, 171.
Dormant warrant by same to Mr. Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Andrew Slann as a Queen's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 174.
Letter of direction for issues as follows: out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves on credit of the Duty on hops: viz.
£ s. d.
to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons 6,195 0 0
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad 76,152 3
to Harry Mordaunt, Paymaster of the Ordnance 3,262 0 0
to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, 14,390l. 16s. 8½d. or such other sums as shall (with loans already made) complete the sum of 180,000l. authorised to be borrowed on hops [by cl. 35 of the Act 9 Anne, c. 13, for laying a Duty on hops] 14,390 16
£100,000 0 0
Disposition Book XXI, p. 149.
Aug. 29. Same for 1,000l. to Henry Pigot for the service of the Robes: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 152.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings of the Prince of Darmstadt in Suffolk Street to seal his goods in order to their being sent to Holland. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 427.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to pursue the methods proposed by the Attorney General in relation to the computation of Duties on unrated goods as in the Act of 2 Anne [2–3 Anne, c. 18], as also in receiving the new Duties on hides &c. [under the Act 9 Anne, c. 12]. This warrant is made on reading the votes of the House of Commons of 1 June 1711 concerning the loss on unrated East India goods by the Custom House method of computing the Duties thereon.
Appending: (1) report to the said Commissioners dated 1711 June 9 from Thomas Andrews, Deputy Surveyor, London port, Christopher Tower, Deputy Collector ibid., and Nich. Terrell, pro Comptroller ibid., as to the method of computation and the form of the oath of the importer.
(2) presentment by said Commissioners dated 1711 June 12 to the Lord Treasurer on same and proposing an addition to the Book of Rates by fixing a certain rate or value on such goods and commodities instead of ascertaining the value thereof only by the oath of the importer.
(3) report by Sir Edward Northey dated 24 Aug. 1711 on the above. As to the computation of the Duties on unrated East India goods pursuant to the abovesaid Act of 2 Anne, I am of opinion that the deduction for Customs out of the gross price is to be only so much for the neat Duties as her Majesty actually receives and the computation is to be made by the method proposed by Mr. Score and others.
As to the Customs of other unrated goods the said Act of 2 Anne, extending only to East India goods, I am of opinion the value of them for Customs is to be ascertained by the oath of the merchant according to the rule in the Book of Rates and that the oath now used at the Custom House as above is not proper to be altered unless such alteration be directed by Parliament: the clause in the Leather Act [9 Anne, c. 12] (relating to leather paying ad valorem) concerns only leather. I am of opinion the making an additional Book of Rates as proposed by the Customs Commissioners is the proper and only method that can prevent the losses that happen by ascertaining the Customs [sic for value] by the oath of the importer.
I approve the proposed form of the oath for ascertaining the value of imported leather and am of opinion the officers should take the Duties on leather and all other ad valorem Duties according to the value ascertained by such oath. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 351, 393–7.
Treasury reference to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Adam Bagshaw the younger of Wormhill, Co. Derby [Durham], praying a grant for 31 years of the lead mines within the Forest of Teesdale, alias in the High and Low Forest of Teesdale and Marwood Chase in the Bishopric of Durham, formerly in grant to the late Earl of Carlisle, and his interest therein transferred to Lord Bernard, which grant expired at Michaelmas 1707. Reference Book VIII, p. 466.
Aug. 29. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Morgan Whitley, late Receiver General of Taxes for Chester and North Wales, shewing that in 1700 he was charged to be in arrear 37,407l. 2s. 8d. of which was [still] unpaid 16,213l. 6s. 6d.: that there are several considerable debts due to him by bond and otherwise, upwards of 24,000l., but his close confinement for near 11 years past has very much obstructed his getting the said moneys and so [rendered him] very uncapable of making any satisfaction for his said arrears: therefore praying to be set at liberty on giving bond to surrender.
In the margin: the report of the Taxes Commissioners [hereon] was referred to the Attorney General and Solicitor General the 4th July 1712. Ibid. IX, p. 10.
Same to the Paymaster of the Forces [Abroad] of the petition of Capt. William Leathes in behalf of himself and other Officers of the Regiments of Foot of her Majesty's Subject Troops in the Low Countries shewing that the said Regiments are charged with 4l. a man for recruits delivered to them by the Commissioners of Land Tax, and [petitioners] did obtain a royal sign manual for repayment of 40s. [of each 4l.] upon account of the smallness of their recruiting fund: but upon demanding the same of the Paymaster General they were told that the said sign manual extended only to the years 1708 and 1709 and that they cannot be relieved without a new warrant and that they ought to have a certificate from the Auditors' Office to vouch the payments: whereby the account of the said Regiments and the Officers are laid under great difficulties and hardships: therefore praying relief. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Salt Commissioners to enlarge for twelve months the person of Corn[elius] Denn ("Deme"), a tobacco merchant (of London, merchant), now a prisoner in the Compter for a debt due for Duties on rock salt delivered at Northwich in Cheshire in May 1709 for which he became bound with Daniel Fenn, who has since failed.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 266–7.
Aug. 30. Same by same to the Stamps Commissioners to refund the Land Tax assessments anno 1711 on the salaries of their officers below 50l. per an. and on three officers of respectively 50l., 60l. and 70l. per an. salary.
Prefixing: the said Commissioners' presentment as to said salaries, the assessments on which will reduce the said officers to great extremities. Money Book XXI, p. 173.
The like warrant to the Postmasters General for their officers of under 60l. per an. salary.
Prefixing: the like presentment. Ibid., p. 174.
Letter of direction for 35,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Esq., Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l.: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£
on the head of Wages.
towards paying off ships 20,000
on the head of Wear and Tear.
to pay bills of exchange 5,000
on the head of Victualling.
towards paying short allowance money to seamen serving on board her Majesty's ships 10,000
£35,000
Disposition Book XXI, p. 149.
Aug. 30. Same for 8,000l. to the Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse, for extraordinaries of the Stables: to be paid out of Civil List moneys by 1,000l. next week and 500l. a week for 14 weeks more from Sept. 27 next. Ibid., p. 150.
Same for 1,132l. 10s. 0d. to Spencer Compton: out of same: "to satisfy sundry of the persons who receive by his hands her Majesty's bounty annually, the respective sums due to them thereupon at Midsummer 1711": viz.
£ s. d.
Charlott, Lady Lovelace 225 0 0
Dame Barbara Killegrew 112 10 0
Mrs. Eliz. Farthing 75 0 0
Mrs. Dorothy Ireland 75 0 0
Mrs. Eleanor Ross 30 0 0
Dr. Battle, for the Lady Francis Keightley 157 10 0
Mrs. Judith Sturton 22 10 0
Mrs. Mary Shelley 15 0 0
Mrs. Eliza[beth] Boucher 45 0 0
Capt. Jeffrey Gibbons 112 10 0
Mrs. Eliza[beth] Doyley 75 0 0
Mrs. Margaret Swintown 37 10 0
Mr. Le Estang, for the Society of the French Gentlewomen at the Hague 150 0 0
£1,132 10 0
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, praying the Lord Treasurer's directions for his guidance in relation to the paying the Portuguese Troops left in Spain after the battle of Almanza, in regard that he does not find that in any Treaty the charge thereof is stipulated to be borne by her Majesty. What voucher may be proper for Mr. Brydges or his deputy to take for the payments made in this case? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 427.
Same to Auditor Maynwaring to prepare for declaration the account of the Duke of Somerset as Master of the Horse, viz. of the extraordinaries of the Stables, as sent herewith [missing] with the vouchers thereof as laid "by his Grace himself before my Lord Treasurer." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 427.
Aug. 30. William Lowndes to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War]. I have read to my Lord Treasurer yours of the 29th inst. relating to the forage for the Troops in North Britain. My Lord desires you to agree for the foraging of the said Troops on the best terms you can. Ibid.
Same to same for an account of all the recruits sent for Portugal since the 1st of January last. Ibid.
Same to the [Exchequer Court] Auditors of the [Crown Land] revenues. Please inform the Lord Treasurer whether all books, writings, muniments and evidences concerning the fee farm and other rents and revenues which revert to the Crown by the death of the late Queen Dowager [Cattarina of Braganza] have been delivered over to you by the executors of the said late Queen and, if not, why the delivery thereof has been so long delayed to the great detriment of her Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 428.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward Pauncfort, Cashier of Excise, praying allowance of 343l. 2s. 2d. for so much paid by him for fees and porterage [into the Exchequer] of 1,499,203l. 8s. 2d. arising from the Duties of Excise and Malt from 12 June 1710 to 18 June 1711. Reference Book IX, p. 9.
Same to Spencer Compton of the petition of Edward Paunceford, gent., shewing that he had an assignment for 440l. per an. out of the Post Office [as] part of the pension of Guy Palmes who was removed from being a Teller [of the Receipt] upon account of a deficiency of 4,000l., which [deficiency] the petitioner lent to said Palmes, who was thereupon re-established and afterwards removed and provided for by a pension out of which the petitioner was duly and annually paid his assignment till he was prevailed upon to take only the interest of his money till he [Palmes] should sell an estate which William Palmes had engaged as a collateral security: but the petitioner never received a penny towards either principal or interest: therefore praying directions to Mr. Compton from whom the said Guy Palmes receives 1,000l. per an. not to pay any money or accept any assignment till he has settled and secured to petitioner the annual sum for which the former pension was engaged. Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland enclosing an order in Council [missing] recommending Lieut. John Walker to be provided for with the first commission that shall offer. I entreat your favour in his behalf as his case deserves consideration. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 250.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Lord Archibald Hamilton by Thomas Parks, his agent, that no grant or lease pass of the royalty of the Forest of Teesdale in the bishopric of Durham till his Lordship's pretensions thereto be heard by counsel before the Lord Treasurer. Caveat Book, p. 63.
Aug. 31. Royal letters patent appointing John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, to be Lord Privy Seal as amply &c. as John, Duke of Newcastle, or any other predecessors therein: and with the yearly sum of 365l. as from 15 July last. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 124.
William Lowndes to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands returning his report on Francis Gwyn's petition for renewal of his lease of a piece of ground with two houses thereon in Scotland Yard. Please report what would be fit to allow to said Gwyn in case of [the Crown's] re-assumption of the premises. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 428.
Same to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] to send to the Lord Treasurer a copy of the Establishment for Port Mahon (if there be any) and a state of that garrison as to the Forces now upon the same. The Lord Treasurer would willingly have this so as to take along with him to Windsor to-morrow. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the report of John Howe relating to the several bills drawn by Col. Vetch for moneys taken up by him for the use of the Garrison of Annapolis in America, amounting to 7,742l. 2s. 6d., "wherein it is represented to the Lord Treasurer that there is no provision made by Parliament for such extraordinary expense." His Lordship desires to know of the said Commissioners whether there be not money of her Majesty's revenues in that country that may be applied in ease of the said expense." Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. It has been proposed to the Lord Treasurer by Count [Carl] Gyllenborg, the Swedish Minister residing here, that instead of sending to her Majesty's Minister at Copenhagen the estimates of the guns and other stores which were taken by the Danes out of the several Swedish ships when under her Majesty's protection (for him to enquire of the quantities, weights, qualities and values thereof), the correspondents of the owners of the said ships may attend you to answer objections and to submit to such alterations or abatements as you think reasonable after hearing them. The Lord Treasurer agrees to this proposal and desires you to hear the said correspondents and to adjust the prices accordingly. Ibid., p. 429.
Treasury reference to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, of the petition of John Sherman, merchant in Lisbon, praying payment of 2,336l. 7s. 0d. as due to him on a contract for furnishing soft bread to the Garrison at Gibraltar. Reference Book IX, p. 10.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of Bristol shewing that the House of Commons having had under consideration the hardships which petitioners labour under in being prosecuted upon bonds which they had paid to John Sansom, late collector there, the petitioners refer to the Report of the said House in that matter and pray that their bonds may be delivered up. Ibid., p. 14.