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Warrant Book: December 1711, 21-31

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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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December 1711

Dec. 21. T. Harley to the Postmasters General. My Lord Treasurer is acquainted that a deduction of 10d. is made out of one month's pay of every seaman employed in the pacquet boats towards a fund for smart money on account of such [pacquet boat] seamen wounded or killed in the said service. You are to inform my Lord when the said deductions first began, by what warrant they are made, how much thereof has been applied and to whom; in what manner the said money is accounted for and what balance now remains and in whose hands. You are also to give my Lord an account of what money has been paid or applied out of the Post Office revenue for the said smart money, pensions or bounty money in aid of the said fund. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 75.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Davis for the place of Collector of Southwold port vacant by the preferment of Samuel Ketleby to be collector of Ipswich. Reference Book IX, p. 35.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 12 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of robes for her Majesty's person, to wit 20 pieces of superfine Holland; 12 pieces of fine Cambric and 165 yards of fine napkin damask: to an estimate of 510l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 326.
The like of a same dated Sept. 27 last to same for the delivery to Mr. Maynard of necessaries for St. James's [Palace] as follows, viz.: false cases of crimson ingrain serge for the chairs, stools. forms and a long cushion in the Privy Chamber and Little Drawing Room; two window laths for her Majesty's Chamber and a walnut tree desk with carved feet for the Chapel; 32 yards of crimson ingrain silk lyor and four tassels with lead [weights] for the sashes in the Privy Chamber; two crimson velvet cushions; taffeta to save the curtains of the New Bed; 37 yards of green Bays to hang the lobby of the House of Lords: to an estimate of 80l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Sept. 27 last to same for the delivery to Richard Marriot, Keeper of the Private Lodgings and Standing Wardrobe at Hampton Court, of details as follows to an estimate of 102l. 10s. 0d.: viz. 220 yards of matting; 51 yards of crimson ingrain silk lyor for sashes; 120 yards of green silk lyor and 14 tassels [loaden] with lead; a close stool with Russia leather for Mrs. Masham; a large table, bedstead, feather bed and bolsters, a thick checqured mattriss; three large blankets: twelve large walnut tree cane chairs packt up in mats; a standing bed and green stuff furniture for the La[dies of the] Bedchamber and Women [of the same] in waiting; two pieces of green paragon for curtain for servants' beds. Ibid.
Dec. 21. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 27 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Henry Lowman, Housekeeper and Wardrobe Keeper at Kensington, of a fine down bed, three fustian quilts and one Holland quilt: to an estimate of 30l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 326.
Thomas Harley to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of the Earl of Leven's letter advising that the appointing some particular places for ships to perform their quarantine in Scotland would contribute very much to the ease of the officers. Please advise with the said Earl as to the places fit for this service. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 288.
Dec. 22. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Treasurer Oxford to pay 1,000,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: as imprest for the charges of our armies or Forces consisting either of Foreign or Subject Troops under his pay anno 1712. (Money warrant dated Dec. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 22 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 133. Order Book VIII, p. 130.
Same to same for 200,000l. to John Howe, Receiver and Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: as imprest for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1712. (Money warrant and order, ut supra.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 134. Order Book VIII, p. 130.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the Navy and Victualling anno 1712. (Money warrant dated 1711–12 Jan. 1 for 2,000,000l. hereon.) (Money order dated 1711–12 Jan. 2 hereon. This order quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 29.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 134. Money Book XXI, p. 401. Order Book VIII, p. 135.
Royal letters patent appointing Sir Geo. Beaumont, bart., Robert Byerley and Edward Nicholas to be Commissioners for the Privy Seal in the absence of John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, Lord Privy Seal, who is one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary for the Congress at Utrecht. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 278–9.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to take in loans up to 1,880,000l. on the Land Tax anno 1712: to be registered in course &c. in accordance with the Act [10 Anne, c. 1] for said tax: at 6 per cent. interest. Money Book XXI, p. 387.
Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay 50l. to Edith College as royal bounty.
37l. 10s. 0d. to Barbara Killegrew as same. Ibid., p. 388.
Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Allen, clerk, as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to Antigua whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Dec. 24 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 29 hereon.) Ibid., p. 388. Order Book VIII, p. 131. Disposition Book XXI. p. 209.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to James Brydges to assign and transfer 60,000l. in South Sea Stock to Sir John Lambert as security for repayment of 50,000l. to be borrowed for the service of the Forces in Flanders: all ut supra, p. 584, and to remit, pay and apply the same to the service of the said Forces. Money Book XXI, pp. 389–90.
Dec. 22. Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay Thomas Strickland the 1,342l. 5s. 8d., ut supra, p. 593, by way of advance and upon credit of being repaid out of the overplus money of the fund established for the service of the Lottery anno 1710 as by the Act for said Lottery. Ibid., p. 393.
Money order for 307l. 15s. 2d. to Sir Michael Heneage, Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court, being 304l. 16s. 10d. for necessaries by him delivered in 1711 Michaelmas term to the officers of the said Court, and 2l. 18s. 4d. for diet for himself at 5 pence a day for 140 days 1711 July 28 to Dec. 15. Order Book VIII, p. 131.
Same for 150l. to Charles Cox for 1711 Trinity and Michaelmas terms as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor. Ibid., p. 134.
Letter of direction for 320, 000l. as follows out of loans to be made by the respective Treasurers and Paymasters as follows on credit of the Land Tax anno 1712: viz. £
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for the service [of said Forces] anno 1712 220,000
to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, for the Navy and Victualling [anno 1712] 100,000
£320,000
for which loans the orders are to be drawn without interest, the same [orders] being intended to be reserved in the hands of said Brydges and Cæsar for such public services in their Office as shall be directed by the Lord Treasurer [struck through and replaced by the following] for all which loans interest is to commence from the date of the tallies, and the orders are to be drawn accordingly. Disposition Book XXI, p. 201.
A like letter for 180,000l. to Paymasters as follows out of loans made or to be made by the Bank of England on credit of the Land Tax anno 1712: viz.
£
to Charles Cæsar as above 100,000
to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, for the service thereof anno 1712 30,000
to James Brydges as above 50,000
£180,000
and the said sums are to be reserved in the hands of the respective Paymasters for such services as the Lord Treasurer shall appoint. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing the draft [missing] of an Instrument to adjust stock for the use of the public in the South Sea Company; with the observations of the Directors of the Company concerning the same. You are to let my Lord Treasurer have your opinion thereon as soon as conveniently you can. The second privy seal mentioned in the Directors' observations (and in which it is [by them] conceived there may be a proviso not to subscribe the whole sum mentioned in the Instrument till the whole capital shall be adjusted) is not yet prepared. My Lord Treasurer also desires your opinion whether the charge of the Commissions and [of] taking the subscriptions thereupon may not be satisfied out of the Public Stock. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 76.
Dec. 22. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Anne Mary de Zislerin, widow of Col. John Ulrie [shewing that being] a native of Switzerland, having been educated in the Romish religion and having an inward affection for the Protestant religion and for her Majesty's Government [she] came over and made her abjuration in London in Dec. 1710 and that she brought with her from Holland eight pieces of lace containing about 90 yards, a very inconsiderable quantity of spices, a pound of tea and two silk handkerchiefs no part whereof was designed for sale, the total value being 7l. 16s. 4d., but same are seized at Harwich by one Leachley, an officer of the Customs: therefore praying restoration, she being a poor widow and an utter stranger to the laws of this kingdom. Reference Book IX, p. 36.
Dec. 24. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 52l. per an. salary to James Tate as a Queen's waiter, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 376.
Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 150l. to Thomas Parkes as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 262.
Same by same to same to pay the following as royal bounty:
£ s. d.
Cecilia Newberry, daughter of Judge Moreton 20 0 0
Thomas Cornwallis, Esq. 50 0 0
John Crowne, Esq. 25 0 0
Rebecca Brudges, alias Pride 10 0 0
Rachel and Frances Mansel 10 0 0
Margaret, Countess Dowager of Marlborough 25 0 0
Jane Dickenson 10 0 0
Charles Palmer 5 0 0
Anne Christian, widow 20 0 0
Eliz. Gellot 10 0 0
Eleanor Goddard, widow 33 0 0
Margaret Black 10 0 0
Eleanor Conway 10 0 0
John Butts 10 0 0
Anne Pugh 10 0 0
Anne Kirshe 10 0 0
William Powell 10 0 0
Mary, wife of Hugh Speke 20 0 0
Thomas Tagg 10 0 0
Brydget Mackay 10 0 0
James Vezian, to be accounted with all other sums formerly paid him as part of the debt owing to him in the Cofferer's Office of his late Majesty 50 0 0
Charlotte Rycaute, widow 20 0 0
Charles Boit, for the Queen's picture in enamel 16 2 6
£404 2 6
Ibid., p. 391.
Dec. 24. Money warrant for 412l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas Lowther in satisfaction of so much expended by him for her Majesty's service, to wit 331l. 11s. 6d. for Exchequer fees on 13,000l. issued to John Drummond for special services relating to the war and the remaining 80l. 13s. 6d. for other charges and disbursements on several occasions. (Money order dated Dec. 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1711–12 Jan. 2 hereon.) Ibid., p. 392. Order Book VIII, p. 138. Disposition Book XXI, p. 209.
Same for 75l. to John Hooke for last Trinity term on his allowance as late Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. (Money order dated Dec. 24 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 392. Order Book VIII, p. 130.
Same for 20,000l. to Spencer Compton: as imprest to complete 40,000l. [for the Queen's private pensions and bounties] as by the privy seal of Sept. 22 last, supra, p. 442. (Money order dated Dec. 31 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 392. Order Book VIII, p. 134.
Same for 400l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council for one year to 1710 Xmas on their allowance for attending the business of the Commissioners of Trade at the Privy Council. (Money order dated Dec. 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1711–12 Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 393. Order Book VIII, pp. 134, 139. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
William Lowndes to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to her Majesty's watermen what is due at Xmas 1711 on their wages and bills. Disposition Book XXI, p. 202.
T. Harley to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Lord Treasurer is informed that 150l. is or shortly will be paid into the Exchequer from the forfeited estate of the late Lord Griffin. You are to issue same to complete the 300l. order in the name of William Ryder whereof one moiety was satisfied in January last. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 1,342l. 5s. 8d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: by 13 weekly payments from this day: and the whole is to be applied by him to defray charges about the Lottery anno 1710, which [money] is to be made good again to her Majesty out of the overplus of the funds of the said Lottery. Ibid., p. 203.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The Excise Commissioners have represented to me that Mr. Culliford, who receives on the Military List of Ireland a pension of 250l. per an., is indebted to her Majesty in 100l. and that they have no prospect of obtaining the same unless it be stopped out of the said pension. If you have no objection please give directions herein so as the said debt may be satisfied without further delay. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 76.
Dec. 24 William Lowndes to Mr. Whitfeild. My Lord Treasurer is informed that Col. Arnot, who was specially appointed to be the Paymaster of the Forces on the late Expedition to Canada, hath (out of the money put into his hands for that service) paid and applied sundry sums to and for the pay and subsistence of many of the Officers and soldiers of the Marine Regiments that were on the said Expedition. In order that the accounts of the said Regiments may be kept entire, my Lord directs you to pay to the said Arnot all such sums as appear by authentic vouchers to have been so paid by him for the service of the Marines and to take from him thereupon the said vouchers for your own discharge. Ibid., p. 77.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Lord Treasurer directs that the Tellers and the rest of the officers of the Receipt do attend in their respective offices this afternoon and every day this week (Xmas day excepted) for despatch of the public business. Ibid.
T. Harley to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer has read the report from you and Mr. Granville on the memorial of the supernumerary Officers of Col. [Henry] Desney's [Disney's] Regiment. He thereupon directs you to pay 100l. 13s. 0d. to the said Officers pursuant to her Majesty's warrant in that behalf and to place the same to the account of moneys granted for Officers en second. Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford to John Huggins, High Bailiff of Westminster. "It having been represented by Sir William Fazakerley [Receiver General of Land Tax for the County of Middlesex and the Cities of London and Westminster &c.] that there is unpaid on the two first quarters of this present year's Land Tax in the city of Westminster the sum of 21,920l. 9s. 9d. as by the enclosed particulars [missing] I must earnestly recommend to you the same and that you will forthwith give such directions therein that the public may not longer suffer by the delay, [nor] the services for which the said Tax was given be further disappointed nor the said Receiver be hindered [from] paying in the money, the not performing whereof has lately been represented in Parliament as a very great mischief. I desire also an account of your proceedings herein and bid you most heartily farewell.
(The like letter to the High Sheriff of Middlesex touching the like arrear of 33,081l. 5s. 3d. resting on said county.) (The like letter to the Lord Mayor of London touching the like arrear of 25,737l. 17s. 8d. resting on said city.) Ibid., p. 78.
Dormant warrant from Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Cashier of Customs, to pay the fee or salary of 52l. per an. to James Tate as a Queen's waiter, London port, being the office granted to him by letters patent under the great seal of Great Britain bearing date 9 Oct. 1711. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 376.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of four Messengers at the Receipt of the Exchequer shewing that they are directed to circulate her Majesty's Proclamations through England and Wales: that after the Union they did for some time circulate her Majesty's Proclamations and Orders in Council through Scotland and had paid to them out of the Hanaper 30l. for each Proclamation and Order of Council: that as the said allowance increased [swelled] the charge of the Hanaper they were directed upon issuing any Proclamations under the great seal to transmit a sufficient number of copies to her Majesty's Solicitor at Edinburgh to be by him disbursed in Scotland, for which service they have only been allowed 12l.: that in pursuance of said order they have transmitted sufficient numbers of copies of several Proclamations and Orders to "the Solicitors" at Edinburgh to be by them dispersed in Scotland, "but they would not be prevailed on to undertake that service nor be at the expense thereof, so that petitioners were forced to do the same" and the said service had been neglected had it not been for the petitioners, in which they were at great expense: therefore praying directions how the Proclamations shall be disposed of in Scotland for the time to come and to be paid for those dispersed by them "according to the allowance that was first made which at the rate of 18l. for each circulation amounts for the whole to 468l." Reference Book IX, p. 37.
Dec. 24. Report by William Blathwayt to Treasurer Oxford on the representation from the Commissioners of Trade on the petition of Berkeley Seymour, son of the late Col. Seymour, Governor of Maryland. I find by the nearest computation that one moiety of the Duty from the ships in Maryland at the time of the death of the late Col. Seymour, Governor of that Province, which would have accrued to him in case he had survived, did amount to 400l. or thereabouts. I have nothing to object to her Majesty's pleasure being signified to the President of the Council [in Maryland] that he account with the petitioner's attorney or agent for the moiety of the 9 pence per hogshead according to the Representation of the Commissioners of Trade; and that the President or Commander in Chief of the said Province do order the officers of the revenue to return particular accompts of the revenue of that Province from the time of Col. Seymour's death, and continue the same quarterly for the future, which they have lately neglected to do, "the due performance thereof being absolutely necessary for your Lordship's constant information and approbation of such accompts." Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, p. 71.
Dec. 26. Letter of direction for 25,111l. 2s. 2½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the Act [9 Anne, c. 16] for raising 2,000,000l. for the service of the year 1711: and is intended to be paid over to Sir John Lambert and others for their bills for [on] Turin payable at 60 days for 106,6662/3 Crowns at the rate of 56½ pence sterling per Crown of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont: and is to answer the ordinary subsidy to the Duke of Savoy for two months ended Dec. 3 inst. Disposition Book XXI, p. 202.
William Lowndes to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the payment to the Officers of the Regiments (whether here or abroad) who were taken prisoners in Spain of so much as their subsistence to the 22nd Oct. last amounts to: but with a clause that the said money is to be charged to the said Regiments upon account only so that it may be afterwards placed to the proper heads according to the circumstances of each Regiment: all in accordance with the report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of Mr. Brydges touching said subsistence. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 78.
Dec. 26. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Banfeild of Cork shewing that he gave into the hands of one Anderton at Bristol 100l. which Anderton carried on board the Hannah brigantine of Cork, but being informed that it was contrary to law immediately contracted with a goldsmith to furnish him with pistoles for the said money, but before he could perfect the said contract and carry the pistoles on board to have exchanged them for the said 100l. it was seized: therefore praying that he may not suffer for his ignorance but that the money may be restored to be exchanged for pistoles to be shipped for Cork. Reference Book IX, p. 38.
Dec. 27. Letter of direction for 803l. 3s. 7¾d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: 700l. thereof for Henry Wise for 1711 Xmas quarter on his allowance for keeping the Royal Gardens and plantations and 103l. 3s. 7¾d. for same for the underkeepers &c. of St. James's Park. Disposition Book XXI, p. 226.
Dec. 28. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign and transfer to the clothiers of her Majesty's Subject Troops in Flanders 83,934l. 16s. 3d. of South Sea Stock according to lists or certificates signed by yourself and attested by the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army: the same to be paid in three instalments of 27,978l. 5s. 5d. each, the one forthwith and the remaining thirds on Feb. 28 next and June 28 next: the said sum being the amount due to the said clothiers for the offreckonings of the said Troops from 22 Aug. 1710 to Dec. 22 1711.
Followed by: memorial from said Brydges to the Lord Treasurer dated Pay Office, Whitehall, 11 Dec. 1711 representing that the said clothiers are very pressing for the payment of the offreckonings which fall due the 22nd inst. to enable them to go on with the clothing of the said Forces: and appending an abstract as follows of what is due to them from 1710 Aug. 22 (to which time they are paid) to Dec. 22 inst.:
from 22 Aug. 1710 to 22 Dec. 1710. from 23 Dec. 1710 to 22 Dec. 1711. Total.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Lumley's Horse 980 3 10 2,932 7 6 3,912 11 4
Wood's Horse 651 6 10 1,948 11 2,599 18
Cadogan's Horse 651 6 10 1,948 11 2,599 18
Palmes's Horse 651 6 10 1,948 11 2,599 18
Harwich's Horse 651 6 10 1,948 11 2,599 18
Stair's Dragoons 869 0 2,599 17 3,468 17 10½
Rosse's Dragoons. 869 0 2,599 17 3,468 17 10½
Orkney's Foot 1,520 9 5 4,548 15 6 6,069 4 11
Selwin's Foot 633 11 10½ 2,270 18 2,904 10 8
Webb's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Lord North and Grey's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Hartford's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Durell's Foot 1,038 3 2,270 18 3,309 2
Ingoldesby's Foot 741 17 11 2,270 18 3,012 16
Fuziliers 793 8 2,270 18 3,064 7 5
Sabine's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Primrose's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Preston's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Newton's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Windresse's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Erle's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Evans's Foot 759 1 2,270 18 3,030 0 5
Sybourg's Foot 711 8 11½ 2,128 8 2,839 17
Hamilton's Foot 656 9 8 2,128 8 2,784 18
Sutton's Foot 646 9 8 2,128 8 2,774 18
Pocock's Foot 656 9 8 2,128 8 2,784 18
Wynne's Foot 711 8 11½ 2,128 8 2,839 17
£21,024 6 11¼ £62,910 9 £83,934 16 3
Money Book XXI, pp. 267–8, 402–3.
Dec. 28. William Lowndes to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War]. Some weeks ago my Lord Treasurer acquainted you that money was ordered upon account of raising recruits for the Regiments abroad, and desired that notice might be given to the Officers to repair to the Pay Office to receive it for that purpose. My Lord desires you to attend him to-day by 12 o'clock at farthest with an account in writing of the directions that have been given to the said Officers for making their said recruits and as near as you can how far they have proceeded therein, with your opinion what further orders may be necessary or conducive to the better carrying on that service. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 77.
Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. A good while since my Lord Treasurer directed a sum of 20,000l. to be applied for the furnishing a magazine of forage for the Forces in Flanders. He directs you to attend him here to-day by 12 o'clock at farthest with a report in writing of the accounts you have received from your Deputies of the payment or application of the said moneys to that use. He also directs you to give him a state of the clothing as it now stands, taking notice therein of the payments lately ordered for the same out of the South Sea Stock: and likewise that you bring with you a list of the Regiments to whom you paid the moneys which were directed some weeks ago for recruits, with the sum each Regiment hath received on that account. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has received a memorial from the Admiralty Lords, transmitted by Secretary Dartmouth, relating to the supplying of Gibraltar [Garrison] with provisions. He directs that for whatsoever has been expended in the Victualling Office (and is now unsatisfied) or that shall be laid out there for victualling the landmen at Gibraltar you keep particular and distinct accompts [thereof] and transmit them to my Lord from time to time, to the end directions may be given for satisfying the same out of money given for the service of the war in Spain and Portugal. Ibid.
Dec. 28. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of premises, ut supra, p. 491, being a messuage and lands called Kirstall Ings, alias Folly Ings, in the city of York, in order to a new lease thereof to William Wickham.
Prefixing. report by said Surveyor General on said Wickham's petition for same. On the 11th July 1696 the late Master and Chaplains of the Dissolved Hospital of the Savoy demised a moiety of the messuage to Mary Ibbotson. By another lease which has been laid before me dated 1695 June 28 the said Master and Chaplains granted to Henry Staynton (guardian and trustee for Ann Hill and Mary Hill) the other moiety, which moiety now rests in the said Wickham. Neither of the said leases specify the consideration money nor the extent of the land "which method appears to have been the parctice of the said Master and Chaplains and seems intended to conceal from others as much as in them lay the true value of the Hospital estates; which in some measure happens in this case and will in all others of the same kind until the records, books, rent rolls, surveys and other evidences relating thereto be recovered into the hands of the proper officers for her Majesty's service. Wherefore I humbly hope your Lordship will be pleased to give your commands that the same may be forthwith delivered to me by them in whose custody they now are. I have received a certificate under the hands of the minister and churchwardens of the parish of Wighill wherein the premises lie, that the whole of the said two moieties is by estimation 24 acres" and it is frequently flooded and the grass and hay spoiled or carried away by water and the rent value is not above 10s. an acre, which is paid for the like land next adjoining, and the Land Tax charged thereupon amounts to 48s. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 332–4.
Dec. 29. Allowance by same of the salary bill, detailed, of the officers of the Apprentice Duty, to wit for 1711 June 24, Sept. 29 and Dec. 25 quarters: total 50l. per quarter (the said officers being only John Montagu, Register and Comptroller, and Jabez Hughes, his clerk.) Money Book XXI, p. 393.
Same by same of the Stamp Office salary bill, detailed, for 1711 Xmas quarter: total 1,255. Ibid., p. 394.
Same by same of the Hackney Coach Office salary bill, detailed, for said quarter: total 200l. 10s. 0d.; and likewise of the [same quarter's] incidents bill, detailed: total 119l. 5s. 9d. Ibid.
Same by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Apprentice Duty Office for one year to 1711 May 2: total 169l. 3s. 2d.; and for the succeeding quarter to 2 Aug. 1711: total 20l. 18s. 10d. Ibid., pp. 394–5.
Same by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for a quarter ended 2 Aug. 1711: total 2,204l. 1s. 6½d. (including 2l. 10s. 0d. to Giles Quiny for his charges about the engine for cutting escutcheons used in fixing the stamps on parchment and cutting them; 12l. to John Rollos, engraver, for engraving work). Ibid., pp. 395–6.
Dormant warrant by same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the salary of 300l. per an. to Edward Jeffreys as Second Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan to which he was appointed by patent dated 1711 June 9. Ibid., p. 396.
Dec. 29. Warrant by same to the Board of Ordnance to direct Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, to assign and transfer to the King of Portugal the sum of 37,673l. 4s. 8¼d. in South Sea Stock as in lieu and satisfaction of so much due to him for 12,627 barrels 90 pounds of powder remaining to be delivered to him according to a Treaty in that behalf, at 2l. 19s. 8d. per barrel.
Appending: certificate by the Board of Ordnance of the sum so due to the King of Portugal. Ibid., pp. 406–7.
Allowance by same of the Salt Office salary bill, detailed, for 1711 Dec. 25 quarter: total 1,142l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 409.
The like of the salary bill of the Malt Duty Office for same quarter: total 328l. 8s. 11½d.
the Candles Duty Office salary bill for same quarter: total 806l. 9s. 6¾d.
the Excise Office salary bill for same quarter: total 6,520l. 19s. 6¾d. Ibid., p. 416.
Money warrant for 43l. 14s. 4d. to Henry Foxcroft, Sheriff of Co. Southampton, for the year ended 1710 Sept. 29, for an overpayment in his account, arising by disbursements to Robert Rinfeild et al. for apprehending Mary Clarke, a burglar, as certified by Francis Neale, Esq., Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order dated 1711–12 Feb. 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 428. Order Book VIII, pp. 149, 159. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Letter of direction for 3,225l. 16s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, out of any money in the Exchequer of the public funds anno 1711: and is intended to be applied to the subsistence of Col. Grant's Regiment from the respective days of recruiting to Oct. 22 last according to the new Establishment and their muster rolls: and to be esteemed part of the 1,500,000l. for [the war in] Spain and Portugal anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 203.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to services as follows the sum of 95,957l. 11s. 4d. out of the 100,000l. loans on Land Tax anno 1712 lately issued to you at the Exchequer: viz.
to the Ordinary of the Navy anno 1712. £ s. d.
for Portsmouth, Plymouth, Kinsale and Harwich Yards in part of 61,734l. for 1710 June 24 and Sept. 29 quarters 48,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear anno 1712.
for Portsmouth, Plymouth, Kinsale and Harwich Yards and is to complete the above 61,734l. 13,734 0 0
for purchasing the Anchor Wharf and Mast Dock adjoining to her Majesty's Yard at Deptford 2,050 0 0
towards carrying on the new Course of the Navy since Michaelmas 1711 10,000 0 0
to the head of Victualling anno 1712.
for labourers and workmen employed at the several ports: for six months' pay to 1710 Sept. 29 8,259 6 10
for blockmen, coopers, bakers and others for three fourths on their pay due at Michaelmas 1711 3,219 1 7
for Short Allowance money 10,695 2 11
£95,957 11 4
Disposition Book XXI, p. 204.
Dec. 29. William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply as follows 23,700l. out of the 44,000l. remaining in your hands in tallies and orders dated July 18 last on the Land Tax anno 1711: to wit in satisfaction of 23,700l. due on the enclosed list of bills of exchange drawn from Jamaica on the Commissioners of the Victualling here and accepted by them for the service of Victualling her Majesty's ships of war in those parts. "And whereas it is meant that the persons accepting the said tallies and orders in satisfaction of their bills shall have interest made to commence thereon from the date hereof, viz. from the 29th of December instant, the Lord Treasurer is therefore further pleased to direct that inasmuch as the said orders were drawn at the Exchequer without interest you do now endorse the proper warrants [on the said orders] for commencing interest thereupon from the 29th of December accordingly and transmit them here for his Lordship to sign as soon as conveniently you can." [The list of bills is not appended to this entry: but see infra, p. 612.] Ibid., pp. 207–8.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Brander of London, merchant, and others for leave to their ships, on arrival, to discharge without performing quarantine. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 80.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts enclosing the memorial [missing] of the Board of Ordnance about stores that were bought in New England for the service of the Expedition [to Canada] and other moneys paid on account thereof. You are to consider same with the other papers lately sent you concerning the said Expedition. "And because my Lord Treasurer has reason to believe that great part of the stores taken up in New England were furnished and provided by the very same persons who were commissioned to treat and agree for stores and to adjust the accounts for the same his Lordship also desires that when you are upon your inquiry you will endeavour to inform yourselves rightly concerning that affair and make your representation to his Lordship accordingly." Ibid., p. 81.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Alexander Horton, Receiver General for part of Co. Bucks, praying 140l. for his charges in bringing up under guard [to the Exchequer] 106,725l. 16s. 0d. of his receipts for the years 1708, 1709 and 1710 and similarly 60l. as an allowance on the like for the year 1706. Reference Book IX, p. 36.
Dec. 29. The like of the petition of Caleb Powell, Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Brecon, Radnor and Montgomery, for payment of 1,447l. 8s. 0d. for his expenses in his receipt for the years 1702–6 and 1708–9, amounting to 115,792l. 6s. 11d. Ibid.
Dec. 31. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to raise 15,000l. by the mortgage of 18,000l. of South Sea Stock and to remit, pay and apply the moneys so to be borrowed to Sir Solomon de Medina upon account of what remains due to him on his contracts for bread and bread waggons for the Forces in Flanders for the year 1711. Money Book XXI, pp. 397–8.
Allowance by same of John Thoroughkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for 1711 Dec. 25 quarter for attendance as Messenger of the Chamber attending on the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 399.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to said Thorowkettle for said quarter: as Messenger attending the Customs. Ibid.
Same by same to pay 37l. 10s. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the application of the Customs &c. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Treasurer Oxford for same quarter's salary. (Money order dated 1711–12 Jan. 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 2 hereon.) Ibid., p. 400. Order Book VIII, p. 135. Disposition Book XXI, p. 209.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett for same quarter for attendance and for Treasury Office necessaries.
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order, ut supra.) Money Book XXI, p. 400. Order Book VIII, p. 136.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1711 Xmas quarter for keeping the several Registers of all the Public Loans made at the Receipt of the Exchequer. Order Book VIII, p. 133.
Same for 5l. to Edward Milward for same quarter as Porter attending at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. to John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for one year from the date of his patent as such, being 1710 Oct. 4, on his allowance for extraordinary pains, travel and expenses in the execution of his office. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 402. Order Book VIII, p. 137. Disposition Book XXI, p. 214.
Money order for 250l. to Baron Scrope for 1711 Xmas quarter on the 1,000l. allowed him during his continuance as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. (Letter of direction dated 1711–12 Jan. 2 hereon.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 288. Order Book VIII, p. 137. Disposition Book XXI, p. 209.
Dec. 31. Letter of direction for 50,514l. 5s. 1d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1712: to be issued by 4,000l. a week as from this day: and is intended to be applied to satisfy a list of foreign bills of exchange drawn on the Victualling Commissioners and accepted by them: paying same in the course and order of time as in the said list as follows.
Appending: said list of bills as certified by the Victualling Office 6 Dec. inst. [The list is headed "Jamaca Bills," but this heading appears to refer to the missing list of the entry of 29 Dec., supra, p. 610.]
Bills drawn from Port Mahon.
16 Dec. 300l. payable to Harcourt Masters: due 10 April 1711: exchange rate 58 pence per dollar.
15 Dec. 181l. 5s. 0d. to Sir William Hodges: due 11 April 1711: same rate of exchange.
30 Dec. 1,287l. 0s. 3d. to same: due same date: exchange rate 57 pence per dollar.
31 Dec. 254l. 14s. 8d. to Joseph Nicholas: due 12 April 1711: exchange rate 58 pence per dollar.
22 Sept. 475l. to Richard Young: due 18 April 1711.
24 Feb. 300l. to Daniel Wiseman: due 26 April 1711.
4 Nov. 195l. 4s. 6d. to William Walter: due 29 April 1711: exchange rate 57 pence per dollar.
9 Feb. 1,004l. 16s. 0d. to Capt. George Batta, Cavalier: due date and rate as above.
21 Feb. 2,625l. to John Baker, Esq.: due date and rate as above.
30 Dec. 80l. to John White: due May 1.
4 Nov. 58l. 1s. 4d. to Eliz. Condy: due May 7: rate of exchange 57 pence per dollar.
30 Dec. 200l. to Ann Mighells: due May 14: exchange rate 58 pence per dollar.
13 March. 200l. to Thomas Smith: due May 28: exchange rate 60 pence per dollar.
28 Feb. 262l. 3s. 1d. to Sir Richard Haddock: due 4 June: exchange rate as above.
8 Feb. 1,000l. to Richard Adams: due 9 June: exchange rate as above.
22 March. 100l. to Margarett Bayly: due 10 June: exchange rate as above.
22 March. 210l. to George Cox: due date and rate as above.
28 Feb. 100l. to Lydia Kaymond: due 24 June: exchange rate as above.
17 Feb. 382l. to Sir William Hodges, bart.: due 25 June: exchange rate as above.
28 Feb. 247l. 10s. 0d. to Mary Hughes: due date and rate as above.
25 Feb. 100l. to Robert Bowler: due 26 June: rate as above.
21 Sept. 370l. 10s. 0d. to Margaret Mackey: due 10 July: rate as above.
drawn from Gottenburgh.
3 July 1711. 25l. payable to Henry Lyell: due 10 Aug. [1711].
drawn from Port Mahon.
2 May. 1,687l. 10s. 0d. to John Fleetwood: due 13 Aug.: exchange rate 54 [pence] per ducat.
4 May 1711. 2,250l. to same: same due date and rate.
9 May 1711. 2,250l. to same: due 15 Aug.: same rate.
30 Dec. 1710. 118l. 15s. 7d. to John Only: due 22 August: rate 58 [pence] per dollar.
30 Dec. 1710. 386l. 13s. 4d. to Capt. Charles Strickland: same due date and rate.
drawn from New England.
23 Oct. 34l. 6s. 0d. to Benjamin Edwards: due 26 August.
16 Nov. 102l. 18s. 0d. to same: same due date.
drawn from Gibraltar.
21 June 1711. 750l. to Joseph Hodges, Esq.: due 6 Sept.
drawn from Port Mahon.
27 May. 137l. 19s. 10d. to Thomas Davy: due 9 Sept.: exchange rate 58 [pence] per dollar.
17 Feb. 1710–11. 50l. to James Knowler: due 12 Sept.: exchange rate 60 [pence] per dollar.
drawn from New York.
24 Aug. 1711. 27l. 11s. 8d. to Benjamin Edmunds: due 15 Sept.: exchange rate 40 per cent.
drawn from Rotterdam.
27 July 1711. 32l. 13s. 4d. to James Senserft and Son: due 16 Sept.
drawn from Smyrna.
6 June. 2,541l. to Alexander Jacobs: due 20 Sept.: exchange rate 5s. per dollar.
6 June. 500l. to same: due 21 Sept.: same rate.
drawn from Port Mahon.
21 May. 550l. to Richard Canning: due 25 Sept.: same rate.
18 June. 200l. to Harcourt Masters, Esq.: due date and rate as above.
drawn from Leghorn.
13 August. 666l. 0s. 6d. to James and Josiah Milner: due 3 Nov. [probably Oct.]: exchange rate 58¾ [pence] per dollar.
drawn from Hamburg.
11 July. 60l. to Charles Gore: same due date.
drawn from Genoa.
13 July. 726l. 6s. 6d. to James and Josiah Milner: due 3 Nov. [probably Oct.]: exchange rate 58¾ [pence per dollar].
drawn from Leghorn.
3 August. 450l. 1s. 2d. to same: due 8 Nov. [probably October]: exchange rate 59½ [pence per dollar].
drawn from Gibraltar.
21 July. 119l. 5s. 0d. to Mary Denn: due 10 Nov. [probably Oct.].
drawn from Genoa.
25 Aug. 720l. 17s. 10d. to James and Josiah Milner: due 10 Nov. [probably October]: exchange rate 60¼ [pence per dollar].
drawn from Naples.
13 Aug. 5,400l. to John Atwood: due 20 Nov. [probably October]: exchange rate 54 pence per ducat.
drawn from New England.
20 Dec. 1710. 125l. 8s. 2d. to Sir Ambrose Crowley and Co.: due 24 Nov. [probably October].
drawn from Gibraltar.
8 Aug. 1711. 750l. to Joseph Hodges, Esq.: due 29 Nov. [probably October].
19 Aug. 1711. 300l. to same: same due date.
drawn from Port Mahon.
1 Aug. 1711. 529l. 5s. 0d. to Gio Dominico Gigliono: due 29 Nov. [probably October]: exchange rate 60 pence per dollar.
30 July. 750l. to same: due 30 Nov.: same rate.
2 Aug. 150l. and 150l. to Giuseppa Ma Garibaldo: same due date and rate.
3 Aug. 125l. to Geo. Tonrazo Varepe: same due date and rate.
5 Aug. 750l. to Gio Dominico Gigliono: same due date and rate.
6 Aug. 300l. to Brigadier General Brittaine: same due date and rate.
drawn from Rotterdam.
2 Oct. 65l. 6s. 8d. to Peter Hendrixon: due 4 Nov.
drawn from Port Mahon.
14 July. 120l. to Colby Aspley: due 6 Nov.
29 May. 1,068l. 15s. 0d. to Capt. John Dorrell: due 10 Nov.: exchange rate 60 [pence] per dollar.
28 May. 96l. 10s. 0d. to Isaac Allen: same due date and rate.
16 July. 26l. 15s. 9d. to Richard Tirrell: due 17 Nov.
30 Dec. 1710. 831l. 5s. 0d. to Robert Maynard: due 24 Nov.: exchange rate 57 pence per dollar.
15 Feb. 48l. 6s. 8d. to Margarett Canning: due 24 Nov.: exchange rate 58 [pence] per dollar.
15 July 1711. 157l. to John White: due 24 Nov.
17 July. 48l. 3s. 11d. to John Mohun: due 24 Nov.: exchange rate 60 pence per dollar.
17 July. 152l. 13s. 1d. to Capt. John Dorrell: same due date and rate.
31 July. 505l. to Bartolomeo Carrosio: same due date and rate.
2 Aug. 60l. to William Wilcocks: same due date and rate.
7 Aug. 800l. to William Betts, Esq.: same due date and rate.
drawn from Gibraltar.
16 Sept. 600l. to Joseph Hodges, Esq.: same due date.
drawn from Port Mahon.
15 Sept. 3,810l. 15s. 0d. to Senior Don Ignaco Funtaner and Co.: due 27 Nov.: exchange rate 60 [pence] per dollar.
10 Sept. 1,750l. to Francis Forbes: same due date and rate.
27 Sept. 1,000l. to Sir William Hodges, bart.: due 28 Nov.: exchange rate 60 [pence] per dollar.
26 July. 32l. 12s. 7d. to same: same due date and rate.
17 July. 273l. 5s. 7d. to same: due 1 Dec. 1711: exchange rate as above.
13 Sept. 300l. to David Griell: same due date and rate.
14 Sept. 250l. to Joseph Shallet: same due date and rate.
14 July. 63l. to Hannah Brotyn: due 3 Dec.
14 Sept. 453l. 7s. 6d. to William Hart and Co.: same due date and rate as above.
14 Sept. 415l. to Christopher Devonshire and Co.: same due date and rate.
14 Sept. 335l. to William Hart and Co.: same due date and rate.
drawn from Gibraltar.
27 Sept. 1,200l. to Joseph Hedges, Esq.: due 3 Dec.
drawn from Smyrna.
8 June. 393l. to Alexander Jacobs: due 7 Dec.: exchange rate 5s. per dollar.
drawn from Archangell.
27 August. 469l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Stiles: due 8 Dec.
drawn from St. Hilina.
17 July. 99l. 16s. 9d. to the Court of Directors for the United Trade to India: due 12 Dec.
14 July. 40l. 14s. 3d. to same: due 22 Dec.
drawn from Port Mahon.
6 August. 100l. to Ann Stucley: due Dec. 22.
1 Sept. 100l. to Samuel Pearseavall: due Dec. 22.
7 Oct. 200l. to Sir Thomas Hopson: due Dec. 22: exchange rate 60 pence per dollar.
drawn from Madeira.
14 June. 999l. to William Bolton: due Dec. 27. total 50,514l. 5s. 1d.
Disposition Book XXI, pp. 205–6.
Dec. 31. William Lowndes to [Secretary] St. John to direct the following advertisement to be printed in the Gazettes of Tuesday and Thursday next.
Appending: said notice.
By indenture under the great seal the Queen has been pleased to secure the regular payment at the Exchequer of all the principal and interest due and to be due by tallies and orders on her Majesty's tin by assigning to trustees in that behalf the several quantities of tin now remaining undisposed (the value whereof doth amount to more than all the said principal and interest now due) and [also] all the tin which shall from time to time arise upon the present contracts with the Stannators of Cornwall and Devon during the continuance thereof respectively: which contracts were for 6½ years, to wit that for Cornwall commencing from 1 June 1710 and that for Devon from 21 Nov. 1710.
Out Letters (General) XX, p. 80.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to observe an order of Council dated Dec. 23 inst. to release from quarantine the ship Britannia, Thomas Simpson master, with iron, flax and hemp from Konigsberg: on the petition of Henry Norris, merchant. Out Letters (Customs) XV. p. 383.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Clarke, merchant, in behalf of his correspondents, the merchants of Bristol, praying that some sugar, cotton and indigo taken from the enemy "in those parts" by the Panther and condemned as prize at Barbados may be secured in warehouses "till the Customs insisted on by virtue of an Act of the last Session of Parliament are decided by an application to Parliament." Reference Book IX, p. 37.
Dec. 31. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 24 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Earl of Strafford 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 the like occasions": to an estimate of 2,500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 326.
The like of a same dated Sept. 27 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of necessaries as follows for Hampton Court, Kensington [Palace] and St. James's: to an estimate of 80l.: viz. a glass in a walnut tree frame for Hampton Court and a glass put into a book case; mending all the guilt work and varnishing several tables and stands and putting them in repair at Kensington: taking down the glasses and sconces &c. in the Prince's Apartment at St. James's and in the Blew [Room] and Waiting Room and repairing everything that wants it and new varnishing some of the tables and making a new sconce in the Prince's Presence Chamber: also for three walnut tree boxes with guilt locks and handles and corner pieces to one of them and mending three others. Ibid., p. 327.
Dec. 31
[? for
1711–12
Jan. 31].
The like of a same dated ? 1711–12 Jan. 14 to same for the mending and repairing of stands and glasses at Kensington [House] and St. James's: to an estimate of 80l. [This entry may be a clerical repetition of the above preceding entry.] Ibid.
Dec. 31. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt et al. to exonerate and discharge William Mallet from the debt of his father Baldwin Mallet, late Receiver General of Co. Somerset and city of Bristol, on the said William paying a composition of 600l.
Prefixing: report by the Commissioners for Taxes on the petition of said William, ut supra, p. 333. By a report of the late Agents for Taxes dated 1709 Aug. 27 to the late Lord Treasurer [Godolphin] grounded on an [private] Act of Parliament of 7 Anne, c. 19, it appeared that petitioner's father sustained a great loss by the returns of money and there had been raised out of his estate 4,768l. 17s. 0d. which was paid into the Exchequer and the estate was charged with a debt of 1,200l. besides what was due to the Crown and that petitioner's mother and several children were to be maintained out of what remained: and by petitioner's care he had reduced his father's debt to 3,492l. 12s. 7d. in prosecution of which he had expended 1,200l., wherefore the said Agents recommended a composition of 600l. for the said balance. As petitioner has been at further expense in passing another Act of Parliament [private Act 9 Anne, c. 2] to rectify the mistake in the former Act we have no objection to the said composition. Ibid., pp. 334–5.