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Warrant Book: October 1711, 6-10

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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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October 1711

Oct. 6. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to innovate two lost annuity orders in the name of Andrew Barton, being for 14l. per an. each and dated 10 Feb. 1693–4, being numbered 2647 and 6155. Order Book VIII, p. 115.
T. Harley to the Attorney General. The Queen has referred to my Lord Treasurer the report of the Commissioners for Trade on the memorial of William Penn, Proprietor and Governor of Pennsylvania, proposing from the motives and inducements therein mentioned to surrender all the powers of government [in Pennsylvania] wherewith he is invested and to deliver the same entirely into her Majesty's hands. I enclose said report with the copy of the grant from Charles II [both missing]. Please peruse same with such other papers or evidences as you shall think necessary to be produced by Mr. Penn and when you are fully satisfied as to his title please prepare the draft of a surrender to her Majesty and lay same before my Lord with your observations. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 21.
Same to Sir Isaac Newton. I have read to my Lord your report of the 5th inst. on the value of the two Riall pieces of King Charles "and his Lordship was thereupon pleased to direct that you consider and frame some scheme or method for comparing or adjusting the value of the said money as may be useful to the gentlemen who are going as Commissioners from her Majesty to inspect into the affairs in Spain &c., it being part of their instructions to enquire and charge the Paymasters with the difference between the value of the species which they receive for the Forces there and the value of the species in which they pay the said Forces; and also the profit which has been made by recoining money of a better into a worse species." Ibid., p. 22.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Richard Bulkeley, Visct. Cashel, of (a) the arable and waste land in Co. Anglesea and Carnarvon late belonging to Jar Ap Kenrick, alias Duy, late in the tenure of John Ap Griff Lewis in the vill of Clegeroge, alias Clegiroge, in the Commote of Tal y Bolion, Co. Anglesea, as demised to Owen Hughes 14 Feb. 32 Car. II; and (b) the passage of Southcrook upon the river of Menai between Penmaen and Llanthwyn in Anglesea and Carnarvon formerly in the tenure of Thomas Lambert and late in that of Hugh Williams and demised to Owen Hughes as above.
The present lease is to be for 31 years from 29 Sept. 1710 at the ancient yearly rents of 14s. 5½d. for the arable and waste land and 4l. 10s. 0d. for the ferry and without fine in consideration of the charge the lessee is to be at in making a new substantial ferry house and providing sufficient boats and other tackle for the service of the said ferry.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum by Auditor S. Godolphin and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Lord Treasurer's signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 292–3, 329.
Oct. 8. Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Abraham France of London, merchant, shewing that Jacob Friteh of Florence, merchant, sent for England a parcel of Italian silks which were seized by one Roch, a Customs officer, who has exhibited one information against the goods and also another against petitioner in the name of Charles Doe for treble the value; that petitioner is wholly ignorant of running the said goods: therefore praying a non pros. Reference Book IX, p. 14.
Oct. 9. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to Henry St. John, one of the Principal Secretaries of State: for secret service without account: out of Civil List moneys.
(In the margin: the privy seal bears date Dec. 6.) (A money warrant dated 1711 Nov. 27 quotes the privy seal as dated Oct. 9.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 101. Money Book XXI, p. 244.
Establishment under the royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for the Commissioners (Sir Henry Belasyse, Edward Stowel and Andrew Archer) for Inspecting the Public Affairs relating to the war in Portugal, Spain and Italy, and for George Murray their Secretary: to commence as from 1711 Nov. 28: viz. 5l. a day each to the said Commissioners and 2l. a day to their Secretary or in all 6,205l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 186.
Money warrant for 49l. 14s. 3d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, for fetching from the Tally Court and sorting &c. 3,977 tallies of loan on the Land Tax and on Malt, Tin &c. and joining and delivering the foils of the said tallies (when in course of payment) back to the Tally Court to be cancelled, to wit on tallies levied in the Tally Court without fees between Easter and Michaelmas 1711: being in proportion to the allowance formerly made to them for the like service. (Money order dated Oct. 12 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 200. Order Book VIII, p. 113.
Same for 397l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for their fees on the abovesaid 3,977 tallies of loan struck without fees on the several Aids granted by the late Acts of Parliament and on the Contributions for the Lotteries, being in full satisfaction for their fees for preparing, entering, levying and examining the said tallies. (Money order dated Oct. 12 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 201. Order Book VIII, p. 113.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Philip Ryley for half a year to 1711 Sept. 29 on his fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as a Serjeant at Arms. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 204. Disposition Book XXI, p. 170.
Oct. 9. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to Stephen Lilly, the Receiver General of the Post Office, to pay Henry Andrews the allowance of 20s. a day as Court Post or Carrier of all the Royal Letters and Despatches between the Court or Palace of Residence and the first [nearest] post stage: he being thereto appointed by patent dated 23 July 1705 for life. Money Book XXI, p. 207.
Money warrant for 75l. to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North: for 1½ years to 1711 June 24 on his fee or salary.
75l. to Edward Wilcox for same time as same, Trent South. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 16 for said Hewet.) Ibid., p. 211. Disposition Book XXI, p. 170.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the gross and neat produce of the Duty on malt for the year ended 1711 June 24. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 24.
Same to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes. Mr. Clayton has certified that there remains undischarged on the Register of the Land Tax anno 1709 called the twelfth 4s. Aid the sum of 38,497l. 14s. 2½d. and on the thirteenth 4s. Aid the sum of 216,343l. 8s. 5d. Please send my Lord Treasurer an account how much is standing out on the said respective Taxes, how much thereof is sperate [possibly realisable] and in what time you think it may be answered into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed order in Council [missing] about the goods on board the Dorothy now lying at Newcastle. Ibid., p. 25.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Sir Andrew Kennydye praying that the commission of Conservator of the Scots Privileges in the Netherlands and their Majesty's Resident for the Affairs of Scotland within the Seventeen Provinces granted to him by Wm. and Mary in 1689 may be renewed to him and his son for their lives. Reference Book IX, p. 14.
Oct. 10. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to John, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to the exons of the Yeomen of the Guard an allowance after the rate of 5s. each for their travelling charges during the respective days of their waiting and attendance on the Queen at Kensington since 1 May 1710 "when the first directions were given to them to attend us there": it having been represented by William Vanbrugh, Comptroller of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber, that the said allowance will be half the pay they receive for travelling charges in progresses "according to which rule the allowances to other our servants and officers for attendance at Kensington are rated." Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 98.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of the said Treasurer of the Chamber the several sums as follows amounting to 1,631l. 11s. 7d., as paid by him upon warrants signed by the Lord Chamberlain of the Household: and likewise the sum of 100l. craved by John Holbech in compensation of his service and attendance as a clerk in the office of the said Treasurer of the Chamber for the despatch of the business of that Office for two years ended at 29 Sept. 1709, being 50l. per an.: as the same has been accustomed to be allowed by former warrants.
Appending: list of the several extraordinary payments made by the Treasurer of the Chamber on Lord Chamberlain's warrants:
£ s. d.
to Mr. Francis Petitot, painter in enamel, for two pictures of her Majesty in enamel: and by a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1708 June 10 32 5 0
to the executors of Dr. John Blow, late Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal, for so much paid by him for physic and funeral charges for Jarvis Dean, late a child of the said Chapel: by a like warrant dated 1708 June 22 14 3 0
to Jerimiah Hancock, her Majesty's braser, for six copper brasiers provided for airing the mourning furniture at St. James's and Windsor: by a like warrant dated 1708–9 March 17 61 10 0
to him more for two of the like brasiers for airing her Majesty's apartments at Kensington: by a like warrant dated 1709–10 Feb. 24 30 0 0
to Mr. Josias Sewell, one of the pages of the Removing Wardrobe, for going down with furniture and furnishing the Royal Anne for transporting the Queen of Portugal at Portsmouth, 85l. 5s. 6d., and for necessaries and mending goods &c. for her Majesty's service at Newmarket in 1708, 21l. 9s. 0d.: by a like warrant dated 1709 April 30 106 14 6
to Mr. Tafts for so much laid out in repairing the lodgings she [the said Queen] had at St. James's House: by a like warrant dated 1708–9 March 17 14 2 0
to Mr. Charles Boit, her Majesty's painter in enamel, for two pictures of her Majesty set in gold, presented to the Venetian Ambassadors: as by a like warrant dated 1709 June 8 34 8 0
to him more for a like picture of her Majesty presented to Mrs. Coke: by a like warrant dated 1709–10 Jan. 30 26 17 6
to Mr. Henry Rodbourn for the rent of an house in St. James's Square hired for entertainment of the Muscovite Princes and their retinue: as by a like warrant dated 1709 June 8 98 15 0
to Mr. Benjamin Bedord, upholsterer, for furnishing the said house: as by a like warrant of same date 280 6 3
to Mr. Owen Swiny for the use of a box in the theatre in the Haymarket for the said Princes: as by a like warrant dated 1709 July 8 89 12 9
to James White for the use of a box in the theatre in Drury Lane in the said service: as by a like warrant of same date 29 9
to Mr. Daniel Malthus, apothecary to her Majesty's royal person, for physic for her Majesty's servants that attended at Windsor and Newmarket in 1706, 1707 and 1708 and for other persons by her Majesty's special command: as by a like warrant dated 1708–9 Feb. 21 108 12 9
to William Davis, apothecary at Windsor, for physic delivered to her Majesty's livery servants there in the same year: as by a like warrant dated 1708–9 Feb. 21 7 9 10
to the four physicians that attended on his late Royal Highness in his sickness, viz. Dr. Shadwell, Dr. Sloan, Sir Richard Blackmore and Dr. Garth, 100l. apiece clear of fees as a present from her Majesty: as by a like warrant dated 1709 July 13: including customary fees [at the Exchequer] for the same 430 0 0
to Thomas Archer, Esq., Groom Porter, for a large brass branch for the House of Commons provided at the desire of the Speaker: as by a like warrant dated 1708–9 Jan. 29 35 0 0
to John Holbech, clerk in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office; being money by him disbursed by order of the Lord Chamberlain pursuant to her Majesty's special command in defraying the lodgings taken for her Majesty's service at Newmarket in Sept. 1708 and incident charges [thereof]: as by a like warrant dated 1709 July 23 232 5 6
to the said Holbech for two years' service on his 50l. per an. salary, to wit from Michaelmas 1707, to which time the same has been paid and allowed to him by royal warrant 100 0 0
£1,731 11 7
Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 99–101.
Oct. 10. Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham, supervisor of the work of digesting &c. the records in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower: for Sept. 29 quarter on the allowance to him for three clerks.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk for the said business of digesting &c. (Money orders dated Oct. 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 201–2. Order Book VIII, p. 115. Disposition Book XXI, p. 176.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay as royal bounty 10l. to Anne Kershe, widow; and 10l. to Eliz. Story to carry her to her own country; in consideration of which sum she is never to apply to the Treasury for any further bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 202.
Oct. 10. Same dormant by same to Sir Thomas Frankland and John Evelyn, Postmasters General, to pay to Simon, Lord Harcourt, the annuity or yearly sum of 4,000l. as Keeper of the Great Seal of Great Britain, as by the patent of Oct. 9 inst.: and to pay him what is now due and in arrear thereon since Lady day 1711. Ibid., p. 203.
Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 88l. to William Lowen for 22 couples of staghounds presented by her Majesty to the Prince of Hesse. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to Michael Sire [sic see p. 539] gent.: without account: in reward for bringing an express to her Majesty from Sir Robert Sutton, her Majesty's Ambassador to the Grand Signior. (Money order dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 203. Order Book VIII, p. 115.
Letter of direction for 88l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 169.
Same for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: out of same: for secret service: and 717l. to Spencer Compton for payment of [the Queen's private] bounties in his office [of Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties]. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Bridges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] enclosing a letter [missing] from Lord Dartmouth which enclosed a letter received by him from the Envoy of Savoy concerning some money taken up by the Earl of Peterborough for the use of the German Troops. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 26.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Admiralty Lords have desired to be informed in case they should give orders for paying the men serving in the Fleet to June 1709 whether the Lord Treasurer can conveniently supply money to do the same as the ships shall come in to convenient ports for the said payments to be made. The Lord Treasurer directs you to estimate how much this service may require by Xmas next and at what times and in what proportion. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of John Wyatt, gent., of Comeltroe, Co. Somerset, praying to be admitted steward of Milverton Burrow in the said county loco John Periam, deceased. Reference Book IX, p. 14.
Same to same of the petition of William Haviland of Milverton for the above place of Steward of her Majesty's Court of the Hundred and borough of Milverton: he having been clerk to the said Periam. Ibid., p. 15.