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Warrant Book: November 1711, 21-24

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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. 21. Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Coke for 1711 Sept. 29 quarter's salary as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated Nov. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 227. Order Book VIII, p. 118. Disposition Book XXI, p. 187.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to levy and strike tallies of assignment from time to time on the revenues of the Alienation Office for the annuity of 1,000l. to Brydget, Countess of Plymouth, in accordance with the patent of 1678–9 March 20 by which Charles II. granted to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne the said annuity out of the Alienation Office in trust for the uses mentioned in an indenture tripartite dated 1678 Aug. 30 relating to the marriage between the late Earl of Plymouth and Brydget daughter of the Earl of Danby, and in another indenture dated 1679–80 March 20 relating thereto; the same being (with 2,000l. per an. out of First Fruits and Tenths) to complete her jointure: the said Earl of Plymouth being now dead without heirs special or general whereby the said trustees do now stand seized of the said annuity for the said Countess during her life and afterwards for her Majesty.
Followed by. a later confirmation dated 1714 Dec. 24 hereof by the Treasury Lords. Money Book XXI, p. 230.
Nov. 21. A like warrant for tallies on the First Fruits and Tenths for 2,000l. per an. to the abovesaid Countess of Plymouth; Charles II. having granted to the above trustees by the patent of 1678–9 March 20 an annuity of 3,000l. out of First Fruits and Tenths for the trusts &c. as above, viz. in trust for the said Earl of Plymouth during his life and after his decease as to 2,000l. thereof in trust for the said Lady Brydgett during her life for part of her jointure, "the remaining 1,000l. per an. from the death of said Earl and the other 2,000l. per an. from the death of the said Lady Brydget being thereby limited in trust for the issues of the said Earl and Lady Brydget in special tail with a remainder to the trustees for 99 years to raise portions for daughters and another remainder to the heirs of the said Earl in fee": and the said Earl being dead as above without heirs special or general (as is supposed) the said trustees stand seized of the said [3,000l.] annuity to her Majesty's use save only as to the said 2,000l. thereof for the use of the said Lady Brydget, Countess of Plymouth, during her life for part of her jointure.
Followed by: a like later confirmation as above. Ibid., p. 231.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses [for London &c.] to pay 17l. 9s. 0½d. to Francis Sorrell and John Powle, who were employed as clerks to the late Agents for Taxes, viz. 4l. 7s. 3d. to said Sorrell for 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 June 1 (the day he was discharged from the said employment) on his allowance or salary of 10l. per an. and 13l. 1s. 9¼d. to said Powle for said time on his same of 30l. per an. Ibid., p. 232.
Same by same to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides &c. [the Commissioners for Taxes] to pay 200l. to Henry Avery, upholder [? upholsterer], out of the moneys arising by the Duties on hides and 200l. out of the Duties on houses, making 400l. in all, as in full of the purchase money of the house where the Office for Duties on hides is kept; being the house late of Sir Charles Cotterell let to the said Avery for 21 years at 50l. per an. and which he has agreed to transfer for the said consideration: the house and garden being the inheritance of the Earl of Salisbury and with a piece of ground (at the end of the garden) belonging to the Earl of Leicester, all included in the lease to Cotterell.
Prefixing: (a) report by John Huggins, Solicitor to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides &c., detailing the above agreement: (b) report thereon by said Commissioners.
Followed by: a like warrant to Sir William Fazakerly, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for London, Westminster and Middlesex, to pay the remaining 200l. to said Avery as above. Ibid., pp. 233–5.
Nov. 21. Dormant warrant by same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment in the name of Ashburnham Toll for the annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. granted by patent of 1697 May 15 to Charles, Lord Cornwallis, by the name of Charles Cornwallis, Esq., for 21 years out of the Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum: which said annuity is vested in the said Toll by mesne assignments. Ibid., p. 235.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark for half a year to 1711 Oct. 10 on his annuity for renouncing the bishopric of Eutin; and for 102l. 7s. 6d. for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money order dated Nov. 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 27 hereon for paying same out of branches of the revenue as follows, viz. 589l. 1s. 6d. out of imprest money repaid; 675l. 5s. 4½d. out of Plantation Duties; 776l. 8s. 9d. out of Additional Tonnage arrears; and 61l. 11s. 10½d. out of the One Third Additional Subsidy anno 1704.) Ibid., p. 236. Order Book VIII, p. 120. Disposition Book XXI, p. 172.
Same for 34l. 18s. 1d. to Francis Sorrell, gent., being 25l. 18s. 8¾d. for 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 June 1 on his allowance or salary of 60l. per an. as late clerk to her Majesty's Agents for Taxes and 12l. 19s. 4¼d. to be paid over to a messenger for same time on the allowance of 20l. per an. (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 22 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 245. Order Book VIII, p. 129. Disposition Book XXI, p. 180.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of the money order of 1710 Nov. 3, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 398, under date 5 August 1710, for 65l. 2s. 0d. to the Agents for Taxes for incidents of their Office for 1710 Lady day quarter. Order Book VII, p. 490.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke, Receiver General for Co. Hereford. The Lord Treasurer is informed that you are considerably indebted on your receipt for both Land Tax and House Duty for last year and this present year, and that you have not obeyed to send up accounts of your receipts according to the scheme given you. Unless you pay in all your receipts before Xmas next and comply with the said directions the Lord Treasurer will direct process against you and your securities and will appoint another Receiver in your room. Let my Lord know immediately your intentions herein. (A like letter to Mr. Caswell, Receiver for Co. Monmouth.) [See supra. pp. 421–2.] Out Letters (General) XX, p. 45.
Treasurer Oxford to Mr. Burchett [Secretary of the Admiralty]. "Count Gallas being desirous to go to Holland with the first opportunity, and understanding that there is a yacht with a convoy under orders to sail thither and to bring over the Prussian Resident or some other foreign minister, I believe it will be agreeable to the Queen's pleasure that directions should be given to the said yacht to receive on board and carry the said Count and his retinue to Holland: which I signify to you because neither of the Secretaries of State are in town." Out Letters (General) XX, p. 45.
Nov. 21. T. Harley to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Earl of Portmore's Secretary relating to the affairs of the army in Portugal. Ibid., p. 46.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Count Gallas's house in Leicester Feilds to view and seal his goods in order to their being sent to Holland. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners. You are to put no officer in the place of George Mackay (who now lies in a languishing condition) till you hear from my Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges to inform my Lord Treasurer how much of the money advanced on the last contract for bread has been stopped from the Troops receiving such bread. My Lord directs you to cause so much as is stopped to be applied to the subsistence of the said Troops in Flanders. Ibid.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Norris, merchant, in behalf of himself and others for leave to their ships as in a list thereto [missing] to discharge at the port of London at the end of their quarantine; alleging that they have touched at no infectious place. Ibid., p. 50.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Earl of Peterborough as Ambassador Extraordinary to the diet at Frankfort of 5,893 ounces of white plate and 1,066 ounces of gilt plate, "the usual allowance on like occasion": to an estimate of 2,500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 325.
The like of a same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to said Earl of Peterborough [for the use of his chapel there] of a cloth of State of crimson damask with gold and silver fringe, a chair, two stools, two cushions, a foot stole and foot carpet, one large Bible of Imperial paper richly bound in two volumes; four Common Prayer Books in quarto; one altar cloth of tissue and panned with velvet; 20 ells of fine diaper for towels; two large surplices of Holland [linen]: to an estimate of 375l. Ibid.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for the cities of London and Westminster to pay (out of said Duties) 200l. per an. salary to each of the Commissioners for Taxes (Philip Ryley, George Townesend, Richard Shoreditch, William Walbank, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham, appointed to direct and govern the surveyors and inspectors for the Duties on Houses) in respect of their service in said Duties and as from 1711 June 24 and likewise to pay salaries to their officers and clerks as follows:
per an.
£
John Huggins, solicitor 50
same as clerk of the securities 50
Fra. Sorrell, secretary 50
Jno. Powle, clerk assistant 40
Robert Manning for the Bills from the Exchequer 20
Tho. Birket, clerk 50
John Sheeles, doorkeeper 20
William Alderton, messenger 30
Anna Butcher, housekeeper, for herself and three servants 80
John Blanckly, yardkeeper and porter 20
(In the margin William Davis 20l.)
£410
Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 98.
Nov. 21. Allowance by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise, Scotland, for 1711 Sept. 29 quarter: total 204l. 3s. 2½d. for the Excise; 44l. 0s. 3½d. for the Candles Duties; 12s. 1d. for the Duties on hops; 138l. 3s. 7¼d. for the Duties on hides and skins: or in all 386l. 19s. 2¼d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 283–4.
Nov. 22. Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. as royal bounty to Lady Charlott Duffus. Money Book XXI, p. 232.
Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter; for half a year to 1711 Sept. 29 on the annuity or yearly pension for support of the said Order. (Money order dated Nov. 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 237. Order Book VIII, p. 119.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1711 Sept. 29 quarter: total 434l. 15s. 3d. (including 48l. to Richard Stracey for convex lights; 7l. 16s. 0d. for providing engines for extinguishing fires; 7s. 6d. to John Crooke, Marshal of the Trained Bands, "for two men being sent out for the Office"). Money Book XXI, p. 243.
Letter of direction for 500l. to William Borrett: out of Civil List moneys: for Crown Law charges: [see supra, p. 403]. Disposition Book XXI, p. 179.
Same for 1,147l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Africa Company in full of the 1,647l. 10s. 0d. as by the money order of Sept. 13 last, supra, p. 432: out of same. Ibid., p. 180.
Same for 1,500l. to Samuel Masham, Cofferer of the Household: out of same: on the order in his name for the service of his Office. Ibid., p. 181.
William Lowndes to said Masham to pay (out of the above 1,500l.) 500l. to Tregonell Frampton for what is due to him to Sept. 29 last on his allowance of 1,000l. per an. for keeping her Majesty's running horses. Disposition Book XXI, p. 180.
Nov. 22. Letter of direction for 262l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: to satisfy such bounties as her Majesty hath directed. (In the margin: Lord Duffus 100l., Mr. Howard 150l., Mrs. Duberville 12l.) Ibid., p. 181.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to pass the baggage of Earl Rivers with all despatch and civility. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 46.
Same to Mr. Brydges [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to certify my Lord Treasurer to what day each Regiment, Troop and Company under your care [of pay] is cleared; how far their subsistence has been ordered and to what time they have been actually paid; and if there are any Regiments which you cannot so certify then why? (A like letter to Mr. Howe as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons.) Ibid., p. 47.
Same to same for an account of all moneys (not being of the pay of the Regiments) which you have at any time imprested to any person and not yet accounted for by them. (The like letter to Mr. Howe.) Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of several merchants trading to America concerning the Duty on some cocoa which was taken as prize and brought into her Majesty's Plantations and lately imported here. Have you any objections to the Commissioners' proposal for putting the cocoa into warehouses? Ibid.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt]. There has been received by James Brydges, Paymaster as above, the following sums out of supplies voted by Parliament anno 1711: viz.
£ s. d.
on an order dated 1710 Dec. 18 grounded on the privy seal of 1710 Dec. 16 1,000,000 0 0
on an order of 1710–11 Feb. 1 grounded on the privy seal of 1710–11 Jan. 31 1,000,000 0 0
on an order dated 1711 June 4 grounded on the privy seal of 10 May 1711 1,674,702 8 3
£3,674,702 8 3
The Lord Treasurer desires an account forthwith of all moneys issued to said Brydges on the said orders, the times when, and the funds out of which (distinguishing the issues out of fictitious loans made by himself from the rest that were made in money.) Ibid., p. 48.
T. Harley to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed memorials [missing] of the Ministers of Denmark and Prussia relating to the moneys due to their respective masters. Ibid., p. 49.
Same to the Transports Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Edward Hoare in behalf of himself and others relating to money claimed by them for the hire of transport ships for carrying Forces from Cork to Portugal, together with a letter from the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and certificates from Sir Constantine Phipps, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and from Sir James Jeffrys, Governor of Cork. Ibid.
Nov. 22. William Lowndes to Mr. Ashurst to admit Thomas Johnson to the place of Geo. Mackey, deceased, in the Stamp Office; Johnson having done good service in relation to the revenue. Ibid.
[Same] to Mr. Brydges. Send the Lord Treasurer an account forthwith of all such advantage [by exchange or by agio] as has been made by paying the Forces in Flanders or Brabant, over and above the respective sums remitted [to such Deputies]: "the said advantage being to be made part of the voluntary charge in your accounts." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Powell, Receiver General of Taxes for Brecon and Radnor. You are indebted on your receipt for Land Tax and House Duties for last year and have not paid any money for the present year. Unless you pay in before Xmas next all moneys in your hands process will issue against you &c., ut supra, p. 55l. Ibid., p. 50.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has granted a month's leave of absence to James Heymans, surveyor of the wine tasters. Ibid., p. 51.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the Savoy proposal for building a church there [said proposal shewing] that there is a petition preferred to her Majesty for a grant of so much of the ground in the Savoy (which is now little better than a laystall) as shall be sufficient to build a church there for the adjacent inhabitants and for a burying place &c.: [that] Mr. Addison, late one of the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, got a lease or some other interest in part of the premises and thereupon built two or three tenements; the rest [of the ground] whereon is a great deal of old stone building and is now a very offensive place might if obtained [in lease] turn to good account and is sufficient to build several very commodious and healthful streets: [that] the whole extends to Duchy Lane on the east, to Fountain Court on the west, to the Thames on the south and to the Gate in the Strand on the north "and seems to me five or six acres." Reference Book IX, p. 26.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of William Ashurst, Comptroller and Accomptant General of Stamp Duties, shewing that the new Duties on stamped paper, cards and dice increase the business of the Office considerably "and the accounts being to be kept by the petitioner separate and apart he will be under a necessity of employing more clerks" therefore praying an augmentation of salary. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to take down the mourning at Windsor Castle and Garden House and to [re]set up the furniture that was before: to an estimate of 8l. 10s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 325.
Nov. 22. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties as follows of Edward Hyde on his appointment as Governor of North Carolina.
Prefixing: certificate that on the above appointment William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, hath by their order signified to my Lord Treasurer their approbation of Sir Alexander Rigby and William Culliford to be bound with the said Hyde to her Majesty in 1,000l. "as security usually given upon the like appointment" [for the said Hyde's due accounting in his post]. Ibid., p. 328.
Nov. 23. Letter of direction for 1,500l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 180.
Same for 51,191l. 12s. 6d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. anno 1711: and is intended to be applied to the following uses: viz.
£ s. d.
for wages to ships to be laid up at Chatham and Portsmouth 40,000 0 0
for wages of the company which belonged to the ship Resolution 10,000 0 0
for flag pay due to several Officers at Christmas last 1,191 12 6
£51,191 12 6
Ibid., p. 181.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. The Auditors of Imprests have reported on several articles in Mr. Brydges' accounts for the year ended at Xmas 1707 which require the authority of a privy seal for their allowance; and have therein represented that her Majesty's share (being one moiety) of the forage, waggon money, recruits and other extraordinaries to the Foreign Troops has been paid upon accounts signed by Monsieur Slingelandt, Secretary to the Council of the States General, according to the [relative] treaties, with a certificate that the States had ordered the payment of their moiety thereof. Please consider this article of the Auditors' report and send the Lord Treasurer your opinion whether the certificate of Monsieur Slingelandt be well maintained by the [said] treaties and the accounts of particulars attending the same: and if not what voucher will be necessary for the allowance of that expense. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 51.
Same to Commissary Crawford concerning the above Auditors' report. The pay to the said Foreign Troops has been made for their full numbers borne on the Establishments without muster rolls which (as the said Auditors are informed) were neither in this nor the last war taken of them but once a year. Please consider this article of the report and let the Lord Treasurer know what muster rolls of the Foreign Forces have been returned to you and whether any of them have been sent by you to the Paymaster [General of the Forces Abroad]. Ibid.
Nov. 23. Treasury reference to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] of the petition of Lionel Herne and Samuel Edwards, Paymasters of Interest on Exchequer Bills issued anno 1709, praying that instructions may be given them as to the paying and endorsing interest of Exchequer Bills which shall be demanded by the Bank of England or any other whatsoever "although they have not circulated through her Majesty's revenues or Taxes." Reference Book IX, p. 26.
Nov. 24. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt and to the Court of Directors of the South Sea Corporation, viz. to the said Auditor to draw orders for paying to the Treasurer or Cashier of the said Corporation the yearly fund or sum of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. for discharging interest and a further 8,000l. for charges of management: both as from 1711 Dec. 25 and continuing the same entirely for two years therefrom by quarterly payments: to be satisfied out of the Impositions &c. as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, for making good Deficiencies &c., commencing payment out of the moneys of the Salt Duty now in the Exchequer and making subsequent payments weekly as fast as the various Duties so appropriated shall produce money into the Exchequer for the same: and further for the said Auditor of the Receipt to keep in his Office a distinct and separate account of the moneys coming into the Exchequer on the Act of 8 Anne, c. 14, for Several Impositions and Duties, the tallies and orders on which Act are now (by the said Act later of 9 Anne, c. 15) appropriated to the uses of the said later Act and are to be kept in such a distinct account until the said tallies and orders be taken and admitted into the South Sea Stock and meantime (or in case of non-subscription) to be paid out of such moneys so coming in: and in accordance with this latter direction the Court of Directors of the said Corporation are hereby ordered to transmit to the said Auditor of the Receipt a certificate containing a schedule of all such tallies and orders on the Act 8 Anne, c. 14, so subscribed and made part of the said Capital Stock and to make such certificate from time to time as further like subscriptions thereof are made: and the Auditor of the Receipt is hereby to make memorandums in the books where the said orders are registered importing that the same are so subscribed and that they are hereby discharged from being paid in course. Lastly the Auditor of the Receipt is hereby to transmit to the Lord Treasurer a quarterly account of all the moneys which come into the Receipt on the funds appointed by the said Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, to the end that every Deficiency may be answered and made good as in the said Act is expressed: and to the end that the Lord Treasurer may make for the House of Commons an estimate or computation (as directed by the said Act) by a three yearly medium how much the funds thereby settled will produce for the ensuing year and how much the same will fall short of answering and paying the annual sum due thereout, to the end that a Supply may be granted for making good (for the service of the Navy for that year) such Deficiency, the said Auditor of the Receipt is hereby directed to make such an estimate or computation in the month of January yearly to be laid before the Commons in Parliament for the purpose aforesaid. Money Book XXI, pp. 237–41.
Letter of direction for 15,178l. 7s. 6d. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. anno 1711: and is for services following: viz.
£ s. d.
for land services performed and to be performed by the Office of Ordnance 7,589 3 9
for sea services ditto 7,589 3 9
£15,178 7 6
Disposition Book XXI, p. 182.
Nov. 24. William Lowndes to the [Board or Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The Lord Treasurer has considered your representation of the case of the artificers and agrees that the above 15,178l. 7s. 6d. and the further sum of 22,766l. 12s. 2¼d. remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance in tallies and orders as follows, viz. 16,592l. 8s. 6½d. on Low Wines anno 1705 and 6,174l. 3s. 7¾d. on Malt anno 1710 (making in all 37,944l. 19s. 8¼d.) be applied to pay the said artificers on the Course of your Office for last June 24 and Sept. 29 quarters. But all interest accrued on the said tallies and orders from the dates thereof to the date of your assigning same towards paying the said Course shall be received by the Treasurer of the Ordnance and surcharged on him for the service of the Office. You are to take special care that the whole amount of said interest be so surcharged on the said Treasurer accordingly. In case the orders were drawn without interest the Lord Treasurer will endorse them with warrants to the Exchequer for commencing and paying the interest thereon from the respective dates thereof. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. You have represented to the Lord Treasurer that the bills to be drawn on you from Holland for 15,000l. paid [to] Sir Solomon de Medina in part of what is due to him on his contracts for bread and bread waggons will become payable about the latter end of April next; and that for securing the payment of them at that time it will be necessary to make a deposit of 18,000l. South Sea Stock with a power to sell or dispose thereof in case you are not otherwise enabled to pay the said bills. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your making the said deposit: but you are not to suffer the same to be sold without first giving him at least fourteen days' notice in writing. Ibid., p. 183. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 52.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. On reading your report about supplying the vacancy of the Receiver General's place for Kent the Lord Treasurer agrees that the said receipt be divided for the future and that Mr. Welden and Mr. Bathurst be the Receivers when the division is agreed on. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 52.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Peter Gott, senr., and Samuel Gott, sureties for Peter Gott, junr., Receiver General for the East part of Sussex, praying time to raise money to pay the said Receiver's arrear. Reference Book IX, p. 26.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Taxes Commissioners to supersede the capias against the sureties of John Andrews, late Receiver General for Co. Warwick, there being sufficient of said Andrews' estate to satisfy his debt to the Crown which they undertake to discharge wholly by Hilary term next.
Prefixing: report [by said Commissioners] on the petition of said sureties. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 328.
Nov. 24. Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 20 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Bishop of Bristol as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary at the Treaty of Peace of 5,893 ounces of white plate and 1,066 ounces of gilt plate, "being the usual allowance on such like occasions": to an estimate of 2,500l. (The like dated Nov. 27 of a same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to said Bishop of a cloth of state &c. and chapel furniture, ut supra, p. 552, to an estimate of 382l.) Ibid., p. 326.