Warrant Book: November 1711, 16-20

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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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November 1711

Nov. 16. Money warrant for 500l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money warrant dated Nov. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 225. Order Book VIII, p. 116.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes to report on the qualifications of one Mr. Welden who lives near Gravesend and is recommended to be Receiver General of the Land Tax for Co. Kent in the room of the late Receiver deceased. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 42.
Treasury reference to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, of the petition of Col. Edmund Feilding shewing that about the beginning of October last he gave a memorial for the subsistence to the 23rd of that month for commission and non-commission Officers and 25 privates not incorporated under his command in Portugal, "where the said Colonel received for the above Officers &c. some money on account of subsistence to the 23rd of August last": that some of the said Officers were ordered to Exeter and the rest put ashore at Greenwich; those at Exeter being refused credit the Commanding Officer there drew on the Agent for subsistence for them, but not receiving any, the bill was returned and the Officer threatened to be arrested [by the Exeter creditors]: that the said money being spent the men are in a starving condition: those at Greenwich having some time since orders to march from thence are likewise not able to obey the same for want of money to clear their quarters: therefore prays that so much subsistence may be ordered as will enable the men to pay their quarters and march elsewhere, the two months' formerly prayed for not being sufficient to pay their debts. Reference Book IX, p. 25.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Isabella Strahan, widow of Dr. Strachan, sometime Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh, shewing that by a privy seal of 31 July 1706 she had a grant of a pension of 40l. per an. out of the revenues of Scotland, which grant has been hitherto ineffectual (except one year due before the Union, which was paid out of the Equivalent), she not being included in the Charity Roll in North Britain: therefore praying in regard of her sickly old age and numerous family of children that the arrears may be paid and the pension continued. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 282.
Nov. 16. Same to same of the petition of John Hamilton, clerk of her Majesty's borough of Irving, shewing that in 1686 out of a true zeal to the Protestant religion and at the desire of the Protestant lords and gentlemen of Scotland he did write against the abolishing the penal statutes against Papists there, which had the good effect of disappointing that dangerous design there so vigorously prosecuted by the Popish party of the Court; who attributing the miscarriage of that affair to what the petitioner had done, they imprisoned him and obliged him to give bond for his appearance for far greater sums than he was able to pay; which forced him to quit his employment and leave the country, to his great loss and damage of upwards of 1,000l. sterling: that the Parliament of Scotland in the last Session ordered the bonds to be given up and in consideration of his signal service recommended him to her Majesty for payment of his said loss and expenses: that his attendance on the said Parliament of Scotland and his coming to London and continuing here ever since the middle of April last to prosecute this recommendation has cost him upwards of 200 guineas more, which altogether is the most part of his substance: therefore praying payment. Ibid., p. 283.
Nov. 17. Letter of direction for 4,000l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: upon the unsatisfied order in his name for 15,000l. for the use of the French Protestants. Disposition Book XXI, p. 179.
T. Harley to Spencer Compton. The Lord Treasurer desires you to acquaint the Commissioners for the distribution of charities to the abovesaid French Protestants that the above 4,000l. is intended for the relief of those only who are the most necessitous amongst them: and that it is expected they should cause a list to be made and transmitted to him of the persons to whom the same shall be distributed and the sums paid to each. Ibid.
Nov. 7
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Envoy from Portugal has desired that 16 small parcels of things may be put on board the pacquet boats to be sent to Lisbon. Give orders accordingly to your officers at Falmouth. (Same dated Nov. 17 to the Postmasters General to give similar order to the officers of the pacquet boats.) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 44.
Nov. 19. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill, not detailed, of the Stamp Duties Office for 1711 Sept. 29 quarter: total 1,255l. Money Book XXI, p. 226.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 179.
T. Harley to Monsieur Kreienberg [Christoph Friedrich Kreienberg, Resident from the Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg]. The Lord Treasurer has received your letter desiring an order for passing the baggage of the Baron de Bothmar now arrived in the river. My Lord has given a warrant to the Customs Commissioners for passing the goods of all public ministers. If you will send to them they will give directions to their officers for the passing thereof. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 42.
Nov. 19. William Lowndes to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] to deliver to the Commissioners appointed to go to Spain and Portugal to examine into all matters relating to the war there, copies of all Establishments or papers in your Office which they shall desire. Ibid., p. 43.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes to report on the fitness of the several persons recommended for the place of Receiver General for Kent loco Mr. Faussett, lately deceased: as also of Mr. Marsh for the same. Ibid.
T. Harley to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to send to the Lord Treasurer an account what lands were purchased by Charles II. at Winchester and what part of them are now in the Crown and by what tenure or trust they are held and if any of them are out of the Crown by what grant were they alienated. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Kelly [shewing that he] delivered from 30 Oct. 1710 to 4 Jan. 1710–11 to several [of her Majesty's] ships 463 tuns of beer at 3l. 17s. 6d. per tun, which comes to near 1,800l., and he yet wants bills from the Victualling Office for the same: therefore praying that he may have office bills made out for the same so that he may be enabled to subscribe them into South Sea Stock before the time lapse for that purpose and he is willing to transfer the stock or deposit the same as a pledge for satisfying what may be adjudged to be due to her Majesty on the article of beer bought by him of the pursers. Reference Book IX, p. 25.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir John Gibson, Kt., Lieutenant Governor of Portsmouth, for his account of money imprested to him by the Earl of Ranelagh, late Paymaster of the Forces, for fire and candle for the Garrison at Portsmouth, he having delivered in the said account some time since to the Office of Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 324.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Helena Dering, widow of Col. Daniel Dering, praying a pension on the Irish Establishment for her support. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 253.
Nov. 20. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 45l. per an. to John Whaley as Comptroller of Customs in Southampton port to which he was appointed by patent of 1708 July 3. Money Book XXI, p. 226.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the salary of 300l. per an. to William Banastre as Chief Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan, to which he was appointed by patent dated 1711 June 9 loco Charles Whitacre. Ibid., p. 227.
Nov. 20. Money warrants for 1711 Midsummer (altered to Michaelmas) quarter's salaries for the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber, viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Ann Charlotte, Lady Fretchville; Jane, Countess of Rochester; Henrietta, Viscountess Ryalton; Rachell, Duchess of Devonshire; Anne, Countess of Sunderland; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber, viz. Agnata Cooper, Abigail Masham, Margaret Feilding, Alice Hill, Beata Danvers, Isabella Hartstongue.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour, viz. Jane Kingdon, Jane Warburton, Mary Forrester, Susanna Yelverton, Anne Wyvill, Henrietta Mary Scarburgh.
(Money orders dated Nov. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Ibid., p. 229. Order Book VIII, p. 118. Disposition Book XXI, p. 187.
Confirmation of the warrant of 1707–8 Jan. 17 for 300l. a year to William Jessop as a Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea. Money Book XIX, p. 160.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to cause the Duke of Marlborough's baggage on board the Peregrine galley and the Ann merchant ship newly arrived from Holland to be sent to the Duke's lodgings at St. James's and viewed there. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 44.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Henry Lowman, Housekeeper and Wardrobe keeper of Kensington Palace, of the following details to an estimate of 85l., viz. six little wainscot dressing tables; one dozen of chairs for the Gold Staff Officer and two bedsteads for the Silver Staff Officer and Pages of the Backstairs men: also for mending and varnishing all the forms, stools and chairs in her Majesty's Upper and Lower Lodgings and for mending umbrellas and putting them up several times at St. James's. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 325.
Same by same of a same to same for the delivery to the Honble. Grey Maynard, Yeoman of her Majesty's Removing Wardrobe, of details as follows to an estimate of 23l. 10s. 0d., viz. for the use of the Bedchamber women in close waiting, one feather bed and bolster, a Holland quilt, a matris quilt, a fine calicoe quilt, and two pairs of fine 10-quarter blankets, with a press to lock up the bedding in the daytime. Ibid.