Warrant Book: October 1712,11-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26, 1712. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.

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October 1712

Oct. 11. Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay 10l. to Lady Mary Mordington as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 73.
Same by same to same to pay 73l. 4s. 6d. to William Lowen, senr., for so much laid out by him for horses pursuant to her Majesty's directions. Ibid., p. 76.
Same by same to William Glanvile, the officer for Registering and Comptrolling the 1711 Lottery, out of the sum of 71,160l. 13s. 7d. as follows to issue and apply the sum of 56,201l. 8s. 0d. to satisfy six months' interest to Sept. 29 last on the standing orders for the 1,873,380l. principal sum to which the 1,928,570l. tickets, fortunate and unfortunate, in the said Lottery is now reduced. The remaining 14,959l. 5s. 7d., residue of the said 71,160l. 13s. 7d., is to be applied to discharge and sink so much of the principal sum and so many of the standing orders on said Lottery as are registered first in course, thereby reducing the said 1,873,380l. to 1,858,430l.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that the receipts from the Duties granted by the Act [9 Anne, c. 6] for said Lottery amount to the sum of 72,132l. 3s. 5d. for the half year between 1712 March 25 and Sept. 29; out of which 977l. 8s. 6¾d. is to be deducted, having been issued during said half year for incidents in the management of said Lottery; whilst on the other hand the sum of 5l. 18s. 8¼d. is to be added to the said receipts, being the unapplied remainder of the income of said Lottery funds at 1712 Lady day: thus having net income of 71,160l. 13s. 7d. as at Sept. 29. Ibid., pp. 76–7.
Same by same to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay to Robert Knight, Cashier of the South Sea Company, 138,069l. 17s. 6d. as the deficiency of the funds at Sept. 29 last towards answering the 144,069l. 17s. 6d. for one fourth part then due and payable to said Company on the annual sum of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. for interest and 8,000l. for annual charges of management payable to them.
Prefixing: certificate as above. There is due to the said Company the said sum of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. and 8,000l. payable to them by quarterly or weekly payments. To complete the one fourth part thereof for 1712 Sept. 29 quarter the sum of 138,069l. 17s. 6d. is due, there having been paid to them in part of said quarter only the sum of 6,000l. out of the Duties on salt and rock salt, being the whole and the only Duties that have arisen or have been paid into the Exchequer within said quarter out of the Impositions and Duties granted by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, for said Company. Money Book XXII, pp. 77–8.
Oct. 11. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and the other Officers of the Receipt concerned to distribute and apply the sum of 6,187l. 2s. 9d. arisen on funds as follows and the further proceeds from said funds up to a total of 10,000l. as in satisfaction of 1712 Sept. 29 quarter on the 40,000l. per an. annuities anno 1708 as by the Act of 6 Anne, c. 39: all as provided by the appropriation clause in the Act 10 Anne, c. 19, of last Session, which provided that any deficiency on the moneys for said annuities shall and may be supplied out of any public money unappropriated in the Exchequer: and it appears by certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt that on the 28 Sept. there remained in the Exchequer unappropriated moneys as follows on the following particular Duties or heads: viz.
£ s. d.
on Duties on the American Act [9 Anne, c. 29] 1,716 12 8
on the 25l. per ton on French wines imported [by 7–8 Wm. III, c. 20] 1,246 3 4
on the fifth 4s. Aid and Subsidies anno 1702 0 8 0
on the rent of Hackney Coaches 773 12 8
on Additional Tonnage arrears (fn. 1) 173 14
on the seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704 88 15 0
on the eighth 4s. Aid anno 1705 54 6 3
on the tenth 4s. Aid anno 1707 250 0 0
on the eleventh 4s. Aid anno 1708 219 16 10
on the twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 1,172 3
on Plantation Duties 146 15 4
on the 25 per cent. on French goods [by 7–8 Wm. III, c. 20] 1 9 8
on the third Quarterly Poll [by 9 Wm. III, c. 38] 343 5 8
£6,187 2 9
Ibid., pp. 78–9.
Oct. 11. Money warrant for 24,865l. 17s. 11½d. to the Bank of England for 3 per cent. on the circulating of 3,321,212l. 10s. 0d. in Exchequer Bills as follows for the quarter ended Sept. 29 inst.: to be satisfied as follows, viz. 22,457l. 8s. 4d. out of the receipts within said quarter from the Two Thirds Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage applicable to this service by the Act of 7 Anne, c. 30; and the remaining 2,408l. 9s. 7½d. out of Exchequer Bills to be made forth by the Auditor of the Receipt and dated 1712 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer Bills circulated by the Bank during said quarter: viz.
£ s. d.
3,302,712l. 10s. 0d. for three months 24,770 6 10½
13,500l. issued for circulation July 19 79 17
2,900l. issued for discharge of interest Aug. 16 10 9 9
2,100l. issued for discharge of interest Aug. 30 5 3
£24,865 17 11½
(Money order dated Oct. 17 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 78–9. Order Book VIII, p. 238.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill and incident bill respectively, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1712 Sept. 29 quarter: totals 200l. 10s. 0d. and 124l. 7s. 7d. respectively. Money Book XXII, pp. 80–1.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Taxes Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Albert.
I enclose the returns made to my Lord Treasurer by the Land Tax Commissioners for Kettering and Peterborough. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 286.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the proposals signed L. N. relating to the regulating the abuses in the tobacco trade in London port. Reference Book IX, p. 94.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to direct payment of the Civil List salaries of Scotland for 1712 Sept. 29 quarter.
Prefixing: said Civil List in detail, shewing the following changes from the preceding quarter's list, supra, p. 349:
In the list of Lords of Session the name of Dougal Stewart of Blairhall is omitted.
In the list of Keepers of the Justice Court the name of William Smith is omitted.
The following items are new: £ s. d.
Archibald Douglas, Receiver General, additional allowance of 200l. per an. 50 0 0
the Professors of the Universities of St. Andrew's and Aberdeen as follows for half a year from 25 March 1712 to 29 Sept.
University of St. Andrew's.
James Haddo, Principal of New College, at 18l. per an. 9 0 0
Thomas Halliburton, Professor of Divinity in New College, at 12l. per an. from 25 March to 23 Sept. 1712, the day of his death 5 17 66/12
Robert Ramsay, Principal of Salvator's College, at 18l. per an. 9 0 0
Joseph Drew, Principal of St. Leonard's College, at 18l. per an. 9 0 0
William Young, Professor of Philosophy in Salvator's College, at 11l. 1s. 6⅓d. per an. 5 10 92/12
Alexander Scrimsour, Professor of Philosophy in the said College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Hen. Ramsay, Professor of Philosophy in the said College, at the like 5 10 92/12
John Craigaie, Professor of Philosophy in St. Leonard's College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Collin Villant, Professor of Philosophy in the said College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Henry Rymer, ditto at ditto 5 10 92/12
James Halden, Professor of Greek in St. Salvator's College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Fra. Pringle, ditto in St. Leonard's College, at the like 5 10 92/12
William Villant, Professor of Humanity in St. Salvator's College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Ninian Young, ditto at St. Leonard's College, at the like 5 10 92/12
John Syme, Professor of Hebrew in said College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Pat Hadden, Professor of Ecclesiastic History in said College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Charles Gregory, Professor of Mathematics in said College, at the like 5 10 92/12
Marshall's College, Aberdeen.
Robert Paterson, Principal, at 20l. per an. 10 0 0
Thomas Blackwell, Professor of Divinity, at 20l. per an. 10 0 0
Geo. Peacock, Professor of Philosophy in New College, at 10l. 16s. 8d. per an. 5 8 4
James Moyer, ditto in said College, at the like 5 8 4
William Smith, ditto in same, at the like 5 8 4
Alexander Moir, Professor of Greek in said College, at the like 5 8 4
Geo. Liddall, Professor of Mathematics in same, at the like 5 8 4
Dr. Pat. Chalmers, Professor of Medicine in same, at the like 5 8 4
King's College, Aberdeen.
Geo. Middleton, Principal, at 20l. per an. 10 0 0
David Anderson, Professor of Divinity, at 12l. per an. 6 0 0
William Black, Professor of Philosophy, at 10l. 8s. 64/6d. 5 4 32/6
James Urquhart, ditto, at the like 5 4 32/6
Alexander Burnet, ditto, at the like 5 4 32/6
Alexander Frazer, Professor of Greek, at the like 5 4 32/6
Alexander Gordon, Professor of Humanity, at the like 5 4 32/6
Dr. Pat Urquhart, Professor of Medicine, at the like 5 4 32/6
John Gordon, Professor of Civil Law, at the like 5 4 32/6
Total of the Civil List for said quarter, 5,159l. 10s. 4½d.
Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 382–5.
Oct. 11. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer to pay the 1712 Sept. 29 quarter's list of charities and bounties in Scotland: total 500l.
Appending: said list: being identical with the list for the preceding quarter, ut supra, pp. 349–50 save that the name of Christian Greig here appears as Christian Gray. Ibid., pp. 385–90.
Oct. 13. Money order for 300l. to Walter Douglas, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands, for one quarter to 1712 Oct. 8 on his allowance of 1,200l. per an. Order Book VIII, p. 254.
Same for 50l. to John Yeomans for one quarter to Oct. 10 on his allowance as Lieutenant Governor of Antigua. Ibid., p. 255.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to the debt owing by the Africa Company to Mr. Albert, late a Receiver General of Taxes. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 287.
Oct. 15. Letter of direction for 25,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of [Contributions in the Exchequer on] the Classis Lottery money now remaining in the Exchequer: and is to be paid over to Sir John Lambert in satisfaction for his bills of exchange given on Amsterdam for the use of her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries at 10 guilders 14 stivers to the pound sterling: and is to be esteemed part of 243,020l. 17s. 6d. granted for extraordinaries [of the war] anno 1712 and is to make good a like sum directed upon the order of Flanders for forage provided for her Majesty's Forces in those parts. Disposition Book XXII, p. 43.
Oct. 17. Money warrant for 875l. to the Commissioners of Accounts (Commissioners for Stating the Debts of the Army &c., viz. Henry Bertie, George Lockhart, Salway Winnington, Francis Annesley, Thomas Lister, William Shippen and Henry Campion, Commissioners for one year from 1712 June 24 for taking, stating, balancing and determining the several and respective accounts as in the Act 10 Anne, c. 38, of the last Session of Parliament): for Sept. 29 quarter on their allowance of 3,500l. for salaries.
Likewise 1,000l. to Joseph Martin (nominated by them in this behalf) for incidents thereof. (Money orders dated Oct. 20 hereon [see supra, p. 473, under date Oct. 6].) Money Book XXII, pp. 81–2. Order Book VIII, p. 240.
Oct. 17. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 50l. to Matthew Decker for so much paid by him to Lewis Renard at Amsterdam for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 82.
Same by same to same to pay 100l. to John, Lord Bellindine [Bellenden], as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 83.
Confirmation by same of the money warrant of 1708–9 March 22 for 240l. to Thomas Jett, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 109. Ibid. XIX, p. 461.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hewet [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North]. My Lord has received complaints of great waste committed by your felling timber in Sherwood Forest. Send my Lord an account of the trees you have felled there under his warrant of Oct. 1711 (which was only for sere trees) and whether there be any timber trees amongst them, and the value of the whole felled. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 287.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Salt Commissioners to enlarge Cornelius Denn from prison on security to surrender.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Denn's petition, ut supra, pp. 391, 428. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 7–8.
Same by same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Richard Mead, junr., for Canary wines brought from France, ut supra, p. 466.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners on said Mead's petition.
Appending: a second petition of said Mead to the Customs Commissioners concerning the appraisal of the wines. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 452–4.
Oct. 18. Letter of direction for 48,800l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the 1712 Lottery: and is intended to be applied as follows: viz.
on the head of Wages.
towards paying the Portsmouth and Strombelo ships' crew their wages in order to the laying up those ships 18,800
towards paying the company [companies] of [the] twelve ships lost and taken 20,000
on the head of Wear and Tear.
towards carrying on the new Course of the Navy 10,000
Disposition Book XXII, p. 44.
Oct. 18. Same for 1,460l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions as above: and is in part of 1,324,728l. 18s. 7d. for the Forces in Flanders anno 1712, being for account of subsistence to Lieut. Gen. Ross's Regiment of Dragoons. Ibid., p. 45.
William Lowndes to Sir William Wyndham [Secretary at War]. In your memorial of the 4th inst. you propose a further reduction to be made from the Troops on the Establishment for Guards and Garrisons. My Lord approves thereof according to the scheme annexed to the said memorial, and does desire that her Majesty's orders may be obtained thereupon so as this reducement may take place from the 25 Oct. inst., the commencement of the next muster. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 287.
Same to [the Auditors of Imprests] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Commissioners for Transports for stay of process ad computandum against them, as all their accounts to 1711 Michaelmas now lie before the Auditors. Ibid.
Same to Lord Portmore to report on the enclosed two memorials [missing], one relating to the Non-Commissioned Officers and private men disbanded in Portugal that are now at Gibraltar; the other relating to the Officers en second of Magney's and Sarland's Regiments of Dragoons. Ibid., p. 288.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has acquainted my Lord of some matters now under your consideration about reducing the expense and regulating abuses as well of Chelsea College and outpensioners as of the Companies of Invalids. My Lord sends you enclosed two reports [missing] of Mr. How for your perusal and consideration, the one relating to the said Hospital and outpensioners, the other to the pay of the Officers doing duty with the Invalid Companies in the Tower. I also enclose a petition of Cornelius Wheeler complaining of the ill-treatment he has met with from Capt Hyde, who commanded one of the said Companies. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following [all missing]: (1) A petition of William Lone, merchant, about regulating abuses in the tobacco trade; (2) Col. Gledhill's letter from Carlisle Oct. 12 inst. about persons indebted to the Queen by bond and returned by the [Customs] officers as insolvent; (3) affidavit by one David Power at Bristol about frauds committed in re-landing tobacco. Ibid., p. 289.
Oct. 20. Letter of direction for 243l. 12s. 0d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the Classes Lottery anno 1712: and is in part of 589,839l. 17s. 4d. to make good the deficiencies of the grants anno 1711; and is to be repaid into the Exchequer on account of sundry Receivers General of Taxes for so much paid by them for recruits pursuant to the [Recruiting] Acts of Parliament: and is to be made good again to her Majesty by charging same to the accounts of the Regiments who received said recruits. Disposition Book XXII, p. 45.
Same for 3,000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List money: for secret service. Ibid.
Oct. 20. Letter of direction for 1,116l. 1s. 0d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions, ut supra: and is intended to be by him paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments: and to be repaid by him into the Exchequer on account of sundry Receivers General for their payments for recruits as above. (William Lowndes dated same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for said sum on the Navy Treasurer.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 46.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges enclosing the Auditors' certificate [missing] of levy money advanced by divers Receivers General of Land Tax for recruits, amounting to 11,236l. 10s. 6d. You are to take particular care to charge the respective Regiments therewith which received the recruits. Send my Lord an account how much will be wanting for this purpose to complete all the payments which you are to make into the Exchequer for account of said Receivers General. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 288.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir William Wyndham [Secretary at War] relating to some clothing to be sent for Spain, part whereof can be carried in the Greenwich man of war bound for the Mediterranean; the transport cost of the remainder being 208l. 10s. 0d. Has it been usual for the Queen to defray the charge of transporting clothing ? Ought it not to be put to the account of the Regiment concerned ? Ibid., p. 289.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Harneis proposing his securities, detailed, on his nomination as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for part of Co. Lincoln. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 100.


  • 1. The Act 8–9 Wm. III, c. 24, granted to Wm. III a further Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage for 2¾ years from 1 May 1697 to 1 Feb. 1699–1700, and also an Additional Land Tax of 12d. in the pound for one year. The Act provided for the issue of 1,200,000l. in Exchequer Bills as additional to the 1,500,000l. Exchequer Bills already authorised by the Act 8–9 Wm. III, c. 6. The purpose of the new Supply granted by this "further Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage" was to provide a fond for the liquidation and cancellation of these 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills. This is the fond which is referred to in the text here as "Additional Tonnage Arrears." As the Act had expired on the 1st Feb. 1699–1700 all the moneys from it which came into the Exchequer after that date were simply "arrears," that is, they arose out of commercial imports or transactions originating from before that date.