Warrant Book: November 1711, 12-15

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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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November 1711

Nov. 12. Same to Sir Edward Northey [Attorney General] of the petition of Sir Alexander Cuming, bart., shewing that by reason of neglects and misdemeanours in Sir Andrew Kennedy and his son the Queen gave petitioner a commission for Conservator [of the Privileges of the Scotch Nation in the Netherlands] and Resident [there] and the same was confirmed [in 1708] by her Majesty after the prosecution [in 1707] of the said Sir Andrew and his son: that on Sir Andrew's appeal he obtained a judgment before the [House of] Lords for declaring petitioner's first grant void: therefore praying "the Queen to take it and his expenses under her consideration." Reference Book IX, p. 29. Treasury Board Papers CXLI, No. 4.
Nov. 12. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear issue of process against James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, on his accounts.
Prefixing: (1) memorial of said Brydges for stop of process shewing that his accounts for 1705–9 are all delivered in and all but [that for] 1709 ready to be reported: therefore desiring stop of process without being obliged to enter into bonds "that so he may be at liberty both to pass his accounts and to carry on the other business of his Office"; and (2) report thereon by the Auditors of Imprests. By the proposals lately made for rendering the process of the Exchequer more effectual we find that security for rendering a due account is to be given in such cases where a capias has been taken out upon a distringas having once before issued without effect: and no distringas having as yet issued against the said Mr. Brydges without effect we humbly conceive he is not obliged (by the course the process of the Exchequer is now in) to give bond for rendering a due account and that it may be reasonable to grant a warrant for stay of process without his entering into such bond; his accounts being delivered [in to us] and proceeded in [by us]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 322–3.
Nov. 13. Money warrants for 20l. each to the following as royal bounty for the charge of their passage, viz. Daniel Mainadier, clerk, to Naraganzet in Connecticut whither he is going chaplain: Ebenezer Taylor, clerk, going chaplain to South Carolina: Rowland Ellis, going school-master to Burlington in New Jersey. (Money warrants dated Nov. 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 22 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 221. Order Book VIII, p. 116. Disposition Book XXI, p. 180.
Letter of direction for 12,000l. to Visct. Ryalton, late Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to clear what is due in the Office of the Cofferer to 1710 Sept. 29 7,677 19 0
to be paid over to the purveyors on account of what is owing to them from that time 4,322 1 0
£12,000 0 0
Disposition Book XXI, p. 178.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities of Lionel Herne and Samuel Edwards as Paymasters of the Interest on Exchequer Bills.
Prefixing: detailed list of said securities (total 8,000l.) and report by J. Morgan, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 323–4.
Nov. 13. Same by same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to pay the list of salaries and pensions on the Civil List of Scotland for the quarter ended Sept. 29 last as in the list below "except only that in regard her Majesty has been pleased to appoint Sir James Stuart to be her Majesty's Advocate General of Scotland by commission bearing date the 18th of Sept. last, the salary of Sir David Dalrymple, her Majesty's late Advocate General, is to be computed and paid to that date only and no further."
Prefixing: said list of the sums due on the Establishment of Civil Affairs in Scotland for said quarter. This list shows the following changes when compared with that of 5 Jan. last, supra, pp. 121–4, viz.:
Sir William Anstruther of that ilk disappears from the list of Lords of Session and Archibald, Earl of Ilay, appears as Lord Justice General.
William Home disappears from the list of Pursuivants.
John Adam disappears from the list of Macers of Session and John Mitchell is added.
John Law, Almoner, disappears and the following are added, viz.:
John Lammy, 10l. as royal bounty.
the late Bishop of Edinburgh, 25l. as additional bounty.
Margaret Cleland, widow of David Lindsay, as royal bounty at 50l. per an.: 12l. 10s. 0d.
total for the quarter 5,073l. 8s. 11d. as against 4,923l. 4s, 3½d. for the quarter ended 1710 Dec. 28. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 275–8.
Allowance by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise in Scotland for 1711 Sept. 29 quarter: total 285l. 16s. 0d. for the Hides and Skins Duties, 18l. 15s. 0d. for Candles Duties and 1,337l. 4s. 11¼d. for Excise: total 1,641l. 15s. 11¼d. Ibid., pp. 279–81.
Nov. 14. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. Notwithstanding that the whole subsistence of the British Troops and the full pay for the Foreign [Troops] in Flanders has been furnished to Oct. 23 last, yet Sir Solomon de Medina (who should have received a proportion every two months out of the same for the bread supplied to those Troops) alleges that there is a large sum deducted from those Troops which hath not been paid over to him and that the want of this money puts him to great distress. The Lord Treasurer directs you forthwith to write to your Deputies in Flanders to send over a particular state of this matter with the reasons why the deductions have not been so paid. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 42.
Nov. 15. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Postmasters General to accept from Josias Clark, master cooper to the Office of Ordnance at Portsmouth, the sum of 727l. 7s. 3d. in South Sea Stock and money as follows as in lieu of so much due to the Crown from John Gayton, late Postmaster of Portsmouth, for whom said Clark was security: the said Gayton being found to be worth nothing and John Hooper, another of his securities, being likewise in mean circumstances, having no other subsistence than a small salary as clerk to the storekeeper of the Ordnance at Portsmouth: and there being due to said Josias Clark for work done by him as Master Cooper the sum of 702l. 11s. 3d. for which debentures have been made out in his name which he has assigned to the Postmaster General under a defeasance, having no other means or effects. The Postmaster General is hereby to cause said Clark to subscribe said debentures into South Sea Stock and thereupon to transfer same to the Receiver General of the Post Office for her Majesty's use. Thereupon and upon his paying the balance of said debt in [ready] money his bond for said Gayton is to be cancelled and delivered up. Money Book XXI, pp. 225–6.
Nov. 15. Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to send to Treasurer Oxford forthwith an account of what has been done in pursuance of the warrant of 1710 June 14 for the delivery to the Navy Victuallers of 11,596 bushels of French salt (part of 62,039 bushels of foreign salt imported to Scotland before the Union). Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 282.
Same to Sir Patrick Johnston et al. to account for the moneys imprested to them by virtue of an Act of 7 Anne, c. 11, to wit 28,452l. 19s. 7d. to discharge debentures due before 1709 July 15 for fish and flesh cured with foreign salt imported into Scotland before the Union; and 23,299l. 15s. 0d. to pay off the moneys due before the said date on certificates for foreign salt imported into Scotland before the Union. Ibid.