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Warrant Book: December 1711, 1-10

Pages 572-581

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25, 1711. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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December 1711

Dec. 1. Letter of direction for 5,050l. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List Funds: to satisfy several annual pensions or bounties directed by her Majesty. Disposition Book XXI, p. 188.
Thomas Harley to the said Compton to apply and pay the above sum as follows for last Sept. 29 quarter on the respective annuities or pensions:
£
the executors of the late Duke of Queensberry 750
Duke of Argyll 750
Duke of Schonbergh 250
Earl of Pembroke 750
Earl of Seafield 750
Earl of Mar 750
Earl of Loudoun 250
Guy Palmes, Esq. 250
Charles Osbore, Esq. 50
William Brocket, gent. 100
the Keeper of her Majesty's Privy Purse 250
the widow of Dr. Titus Oates 75
the executors of Samuel Johnson, deceased 75
£5,050
Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett, Secretary [to the Admiralty], enclosing the Customs Commissioners' presentment concerning two verdicts against Capt. Caleb Wade, Commander of her Majesty's ship Adventure, for 458l. 12s. 0d. for running several quantities of wine &c., which [verdicts] cannot be recovered by reason of the said Captain's absence at sea and the removal of his effects into Ireland; and therefore desiring a stop on his pay till he has made satisfaction. My Lord Treasurer desires the Admiralty Lords to order such stop. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 58.
Dec. 3. Money warrant for 26l. 0s. 6d. to William Baines, one of the land surveyors, London port, for the third part of the prohibited East India goods seized and condemned by himself as is certified by the Inspector of Prosecutions in the Exchequer Court to have been incorrectly paid into the Exchequer. (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 21 hereon. This entry describes the payment as "to make good an overpayment.") Money Book XXI, p. 254. Order Book VIII, p. 132. Disposition Book XXI, p. 201.
Dec. 3. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hop Duties Office: total 267l. 2s. 3¼d. Money Book XXI, p. 256.
T. Harley to the Taxes Commissioners. The Bank of England have desired (in order to their being the better enabled to serve the public) that my Lord Treasurer would give effectual directions so as the Receivers of the public taxes might be brought to transact their affairs in the Bank. I enclose the representation [missing] of the Bank about that affair, as also a list of those few Receivers who correspond with them. The Lord Treasurer directs you to consider the same and to inform him (when you next attend) why the rest of the Receivers do not fall into the same correspondence. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 58.
Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. The Bank of England have represented to my Lord Treasurer that by agreement with the late Treasury Lords in the beginning of this year they were to have a like allowance or discount on Land Tax tallies then accepted by them in part of a debt as their Lordships should make to the [private firms acting as exchange] remitters on the tallies delivered to them in payment for remittances. Please report on the said representation of the Bank as here enclosed [missing]. Ibid., p. 59.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. Mr. Weston, the late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Surrey, has desired that certain Navy and Victualling Bills now in the hands of Mr. Mathew Foxhall, undersheriff of Co. Middlesex (and seized on an extent in aid of said Weston), may be subscribed into South Sea Stock so as Weston may be thereby enabled to raise money in further discharge of his debt. I am to enclose Weston's petition. You are to consult the Attorney General and report how this may best be done.
I also enclose a representation from the Land Tax Commissioners for Dursley Division in Co. Gloucester in which my Lord Treasurer takes notice that a letter directed to the said Commissioners and dated from the Treasury August 28 last [see supra, pp. 423, 425] was not delivered to them by Mr. Longdon, the Receiver General of that county, till about Oct. 10 following. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver up the Customs bonds of Richard Scarborough, merchant, living at Halifax in Yorkshire, on payment of principal thereon without demanding interest: he having had great dealings both by land and sea, but having failed in his credit in 1702 because of great losses by his ships being taken by the enemy, but having reduced his debt to the Queen from 1,441l. 14s. 4d. for tobacco imported at Liverpool to 429l. 16s. 3d. and is now ready to pay the remainder.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Scarborough's petition. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 367–8.
Dec. 3. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to give debentures to Daniel Jameneau of London, merchant, for the drawback on 1,902 pounds [weight] of Bugles, part of 10,000 weight of Great Bugles which he entered inwards 21 July 1705 and sent the said 1,902 weight to Bristol by land carriage 2 Nov. 1706 by a certificate coquet in the name of William Franklyn, which were shipped 19 Nov. on the Union, Phillip Sommers master, for Africa, which ship sailed in Dec. 1706, but on the 3rd Jan. following was drove on Prembray Sands on the coast of Wales and there stranded, but the Bugles were salved and brought back to Bristol and put under the care of the Customs officers and again shipped 17 Feb. 1707–8 on the Joseph, Robert Mullington master, for Africa, which was taken by a French privateer but afterwards re-taken and brought into Plymouth, where the Bugles were all landed and put under the care of the Customs officers: and on 21 July 1708 they were by consent of the Customs Commissioners brought to London and put into the Queen's warehouse: and on 2 Nov. 1709 they were bought by Holditch and Brooks of London, merchant, who entered 1,761 weight thereof for which they paid the Subsidy and bonded the Impost, the said 1,761 pound being all that remained of the said 1,902 pound, the rest being lost by the accidents before related.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Jémeneau. We think he is legally entitled to the drawback of the full 1,902 pounds, "he having performed his part by fairly exporting the same twice from Bristol." Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 368–9.
Same by same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the informations in the Exchequer Court against James Hollidge, merchant, of Bristol, touching a parcel of malt which his correspondent in Ireland (on the dearness of corn in the beginning of the year in England and the great want of the poor in Bristol) shipped for Bristol, "her Majesty by order in Council dated 26 Jan. 1709–10 having given permission for the importation of corn from Ireland and his correspondent taking malt to be under the denomination of corn and not knowing the same was prohibited": but same was seized by Mr. Elbridge, an officer of Bristol port.
Prefixing: report, ut supra, the Act of I Anne, st. 2, c. 3, for granting the Duties on malt &c. provides that after 23 June 1703 no malt shall be imported from any foreign part. The petitioner's malt on seizure was appraised at 2s. to 2s. 4d. a bushel as Irish malt. Ibid., pp. 370–1.
Same by same to same to deliver up the bonds of Ezekiel Hall of London, merchant, and his brother John Hall, partners, for 9,460l. impost bonds on wines without demanding interest thereon, John being dead and Ezekiel a bankrupt, but his creditors having paid off the principal on the said bonds, but the bankrupt's estate being so poor that the creditors cannot expect more than 2s. in the £.
Prefixing: report, ut supra, Ibid., pp. 372–3.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir William Gifford et al., Commissioners for Greenwich Hospital, shewing that there are 400 pensioners provided for therein with all necessaries besides nurses in that part of the building already finished; that other parts of the building are considerably advanced; that the ground already granted is very scanty for a design so general: therefore praying a grant from the Queen of a piece of ground (excepted in the present grant) which divides the premises from the Thames up to the Queen's house into two distinct slips; also a small parcel of ground with a crane thereon, a store yard and edifices now used for an Office of the Works, the reversion of Sir John Morden's lease of several tenements, lands and hereditaments on the east side and the ground called the Tilt Yard on the south side containing about two acres, the Queen's house and the park of about 206 acres; "the annexation whereof will make a complete scite for an Hospital of the nature and extent designed and induce (as they conceive) the Queen's subjects more readily and largely to contribute thereto on beholding a situation and space capable of accommodations necessary for such an hospital." Reference Book IX, p. 29.
Dec. 3. Same to same of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Morgan, "entitled to the greatest part of the town of Ew Elm [Ewelme] in Co. Oxford in the Queen's Honor and manor of Ew Elm, prays a lease of 30 years." Ibid., p. 30.
Same to Sir Philip Meadows and James Bruce, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, of the petition of William Andrews, a japanner of Foxhall, praying that Mr. Charles Le bas may be ordered to pay him 27l. 14s. 2d. due from Lieut. de Ribau Court of Col. Deborde's [Desbordes'] Regiment. Ibid.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of John Sansom, a debtor to the Crown, shewing that Goldney, a merchant of Bristol, is debtor to him 8,000l. for money furnished to be remitted to the Receiver General of Customs; that Goldney has considerable effects on board the ship taken by the Bristol privateers returned from the South Sea; therefore praying leave to apply the Crown extent to vest the Crown's interest in these effects so as to prevent any other claims to them. Ibid., p. 31.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Anne Ribaucourt, wife of Daniell Ribaucourt, shewing that she is informed by Mr. Le Bass, Agent to the en second Officers in Portugal, that a petition was some time ago laid before the Lord Treasurer by one William Adrews [Andrews] against the said Agent, alleging that he promised to pay him 20l. for which he had an assignment from her husband, so that by reason of said Andrews' petition the Agent refuses to pay her any money although settled upon her, which she is in great necessity of: therefore praying that the stoppage may be taken off and that Andrews may wait for his money till her husband comes to England; he [Andrews] being in good circumstances. Ibid., p. 33.
Dec. 3, 6. Commission by Treasurer Oxford to John Scrivener as a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses: and warrant to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Sussex to pay him the salary of 50l. per an. as from 1711 Aug. 11.
The like commission to William Scott loco Leonard Thompson, deceased: and the like warrant to the Receiver General of Co. York to pay him the like salary as from 1711 Dec. 4. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 68, 69.
Dec. 3. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun, for one year to 1711 Lady day on his allowance as Keeper of the Great Seal in Scotland. (Money order dated Dec. 5 hereon.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 286. Order Book VIII, p. 121.
Dec. 4. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 15l. 4s. 4d. per an. to Thomas Burdekin as Comptroller of Customs in Lynn Regis port. Money Book XXI, p. 254.
Dec. 5. Privy seal for 2,000l. as equipage and 100l. per week as ordinary to John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, Lord Privy Seal, as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the treaty of a General Peace. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 125.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditors of Imprests et al. to allow in account to Thomas Madocks, Josua Odams, William Stubbs and Conrade de Gols, as Receivers of the Contributions to the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711, the sum of 2,380l. 12s. 9d. for their pains and service therein and all charges and expenses therein.
In the margin: according to the report of the Managers of the Lottery this sum is thus to be distinguished, viz. 1,233l. 7s. 8d. for the Lottery anno 1710 and 1,147l. 5s. 1d. for the Lottery anno 1711. Money Book XXI, p. 255.
Money order for 2,000l. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun, Keeper of the Union Great Seal of Scotland, for one year from 1710 Lady day to 1711 Lady day as on his allowance as Keeper thereof. (Letter of direction dated Dec. 8 hereon.) Order Book VIII, p. 121. Disposition Book XXI, p. 192.
Letter of direction for 800l. to William Lowndes for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 189.
Same for 13,000l. and 40,000l. as follows to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. anno 1711: and to be applied to the uses following:
£
to the head of Victualling.
for paying several inland bills of exchange 3,000
for Short Allowance money 10,000
£13,000
to be issued by 10,000l. a week from Nov. 29 last and to be applied towards carrying on the Course of the Victualling Office since Michaelmas last 40,000
Ibid.
Same for 4,200l. to the Judges et al. as follows: out of Civil List moneys: viz.
£
to 13 Judges at Westminster for last Michaelmas term 3,250
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester, for same term 125
to the Second Justice of Chester, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery for same term 100
to six Judges of Wales on 300l. per an. each: for same term 450
to 11 Masters in Chancery for 1711 Sept. 29 quarter on 100l. per an. each 275
£4,200
Ibid., p. 190.
Dec. 5. Same for 1,038l. to Richard, Earl of Rivers: out of same. Ibid., p. 191.
T. Harley to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. The Lord Treasurer directs you to take care that none of the Queen's money remitted to Spain be applied to the subsisting any prisoners but such as were in the Queen's pay when they were taken.
I enclose the memorial [missing] of Sir William Hodges and Sir John Lambert for payment of 46,687l. 16s. 3d. due to them on bills drawn for the subsistence of prisoners in Spain. Please report to my Lord thereon. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 60.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing a copy [missing: but for the minutes in question see supra, p. 113] of the minutes taken before my Lord Treasurer yesterday (yourselves being present) about the affairs of the Victualling. In case it be not already part of your instructions for the government of your Office my Lord directs that neither yourselves nor any of your clerks or officers be interested in any contracts or be solicitors for any that shall be so [interested]; and that you form an effectual Instruction for that purpose and submit it for his approval. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing Mr. Burchett's letter [missing] to the effect containing the answer of the Admiralty Lords [to the letter, supra, p. 572] that the stopping the pay of Capt. Wade is altogether disagreeable to the methods and practice of the Navy. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to send to the Lord Treasurer to-morrow an account of all the moneys that have been issued out of the funds of this year for the service of [the war in] Spain. Ibid., p. 61.
T. Harley to the Salt Commissioners. There remains in the hands of the Treasurer of Christ's Church in Oxford some money belonging to Dr. Woodruffe, who died lately in the Queen's debt. Please report the best means for recovering the same or any other of the Doctor's effects. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded enclosing copy [missing] of a letter sent to my Lord Treasurer by Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, being from Mr. Slaughter, your Agent at Plymouth, about allowances which he craves in his accounts. Please do therein for the public service as you shall see cause. Ibid.
Dec. 5. T. Harley to the Virginia and Maryland merchants enclosing an extract [missing] of the Customs Commissioners' report on your memorial, see supra, p. 567. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 61.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of John Stewart, shewing that at the late Revolution his estate bordering upon the Highlands suffered much by the transient marches of the armies, the corn, cattle and moveables of him and his tenants were entirely destroyed and his lands laid waste and his dwelling house burned down, "which loss he has not hitherto been able to retrieve, but he has had the honour ever since to be employed in the service of the Government as Keeper of the Signet, the Great Seal and last of the Exchequer which enabled him to support himself and family without applying for his former losses till the happy Union of the two Kingdoms laid him aside so that by the ruin of his private estate and loss of his public employments he is rendered altogether miserable": therefore praying relief. Reference Book IX, p. 30.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the memorial of the Earls of Mar and Loudoun desiring a lease of the house near the Privy Garden which formerly belonged to the Office of the Secretaries of State for Scotland. Ibid.
Dec. 6. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: without account: out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 126. Order Book VIII, p. 123.
Money warrant for 2,683l. 2s. 0d. to Samuel Smethin, her Majesty's Goldsmith, for plate &c. as follows delivered into the Jewel Office for her Majesty's service between Midsummer and Michaelmas 1711.
Appending: certificate by Heneage Finch, Master of the Jewel Office, of deliveries as above:
£ s. d.
71 ounces 6 pennyweight 2 grams of gold works finely wrought and enamelled 472 15 4
386 oz. 12 dwt. of new gilt plate finely wrought 224 14 0
4,233 oz. 8 dwt. of new white plate most part finely wrought and enchast 1,883 7 2
new gilding 283 oz. of store plate 43 7 0
two small diamonds 3 10 0
boiling 294 oz. of store plate 3 13 6
engraver and casemaker 44 5 0
1711 Sept. 29 quarter's allowance to the officers of the Jewel Office 7 10 0
£2,683 2 0
(Money order dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 257. Order Book VIII, p. 124. Disposition Book XXI, p. 192.
Same for 380l. to John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, for 1711 July 15 to Sept. 29 on his 4l. a day in lieu of diet and fee of 20s. a day as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 251. Order Book VIII, p. 123.
Dec. 6. Same for 3,300l. to same as one of her Majesty's Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace: 2,000l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. for a quarter's advance of ordinary of 100l. a week. (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 10 hereon for both the above sums.) Money Book XXI, p. 257. Order Book VIII, p. 124. Disposition Book XXI, p. 193.
Same for 862l. 10s. 0d. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for three quarters 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 Sept. 29 for the salaries of himself, clerks and officers employed in the business of said Commissioners.
301l. 7s. 5d. to same for the incidents of said Commission for said time. (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 8 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 258. Order Book VIII, p. 125. Disposition Book XXI, p. 192.
Same for 48l. 3s. 6d. to William Farrer for 164 days from 1711 Lady day to Sept. 5 on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. per an. and allowance of 60l. per an. as late Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 259. Order Book VIII, p. 126. Disposition Book XXI, p. 201.
Same for 965l. 10s. 11½d. to Henry St. John, one of the Principal Secretaries of State: for 1710 Sept. 21 (the day he was sworn into the said office) to 1711 Lady day on his fee or salary of 1,850l. per an. as such.
102l. 3s. 10d. to same for 1710 Sept. 21 to 1711 Sept. 29 on his patent salary of 100l. per an. as same. (Money order dated Dec. 12 for the first sum.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 14 for both sums hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 259. Order Book VIII, p. 124. Disposition Book XXI, p. 194.
Same for 925l. to William, Earl of Dartmouth, for half a year to 1711 Lady day on his 1,850l. per an. salary as a Secretary of State.
100l. for one year to 1711 Sept. 11 on his patent salary as same. (Money order dated Dec. 10 for the first sum.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 14 for both sums hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 260, 261. Order Book VIII, p. 126. Disposition Book XXI, p. 194.
Letter of direction for 750l. each to the Earl of Dartmouth and Henry St. John. Secretaries of State: for secret service. Disposition Book XXI, p. 191.
William Lowndes to Mr. Bonner [Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Lincoln] concerning his unpaid arrears and receipts, and threatening him with proceedings &c., ut supra, p. 551 and pp. 421–2.
The like letter severally to Mr. Dee [same for Co. Sussex]; Mr. Thornton [same for Co. Lancaster]; Mr. Sparry [same for part of Co. Norfolk]; Mr. [Robert] Cawdron [same for part of Co. Lincoln]; Sir Robert Harrison [same for Co. Oxford]. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 62.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor, praying allowance (in his accounts) of the Exchequer fees paid by him on moneys received for the said Works. Reference Book IX, p. 31.
Dec. 7. Money order for 150l. to William Jessop for 1711 Trinity and Easter terms on his salary as Second Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea. Order Book VIII, p. 125.
Letter of direction for 1,200l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 190.
Same for 61,459l. 3s. 4d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. anno 1711: and is to be applied to the uses following: viz.
£ s. d.
on the head of Wages.
towards paying ships ordered to be laid up, as also several companies belonging to those [ships] which have been lost and likewise men removed from one ship to another 35,000 0 0
on the head of Victualling.
to pay cartage due to several persons lately discharged by reason that a new contract [for cartage] is made 1,459 3 4
to be issued on the 17th inst. on the unsatisfied order and is intended to be applied towards the further carrying on the payment of ships under the head of Wages in manner above mentioned 25,000 0 0
£61,459 3 4
Ibid., p. 191.
William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] signed Henry Powell proposing to discover the [financial] ability and effects of Anthony Boyce, late collector and distributor of stamps for several counties, who is now a prisoner in Newgate at the suit of the Queen for a debt of 2,708l. 16s. 6¼d. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 62.
Dec. 10. Money warrant for 20l. to Francis Phillips, clerk, as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to Maryland, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 18 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 260. Order Book VIII, p. 125. Disposition Book XXI, p. 197.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 100l. per an. each as from May 25 last to Philip Ryley, George Townesend, Richard Shoreditch, William Walbank, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham as Commissioners for Affairs of Taxes as by their patent of appointment dated 1711 May 25. Money Book XXI, pp. 260–1.
Money order for 1,152,549l. to the South Sea Company, being 1,136,559l. for two years from 1711 Dec. 25 to 1713 Dec. 25 on the yearly fund of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. as interest on the principal sum of 9,471,325l., being the public debt as computed by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, for making good Deficiencies; and the further sum of 16,000l. for the same two years' charges of management at 8,000l. per an.: all to be payable quarterly. As the moneys of the appropriated Duties come into the Exchequer they are to be paid out forthwith towards discharging the present order, but the weekly payments are not to exceed the [weekly fraction of the] sum due for any one quarter. Order Book VIII, pp. 126–7.
Dec. 10. T. Harley to the Taxes Commissioners to reconsider the enclosed reports &c. [missing] touching the dividing the [tax] receipt for the County of Kent and to report if you have any objection to appointing Mr. Walker Welden to be Receiver of the whole county. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 63.