Warrant Book: November 1712,3-9

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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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November 1712

Nov. 3. Money warrant for 1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for one quarter 1712 June 22 to Sept. 21 on his ordinary as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for a Treaty of a General Peace. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 19 for payment thereof by 300l. a week from this week.) Money Book XXII, p. 90. Order Book VIII, p. 244. Disposition Book XXII, p. 61.
Same for 1,300l. to John, Bishop of Bristol, for same time as one of the said Ambassadors &c. for a General Peace. (Money order, ut supra.) (Letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXII, p. 90. Order Book VIII, p. 245. Disposition Book XXII, p. 62.
Nov. 3. Same for 14l. 12s. 10d. to John Basset, Sheriff of Co. Devon, for the year ended 1711 Sept. 29 for the surplusage of his account: the same arising by his payment of 120l. to John Harvey et al. for apprehending Richard Didymus and two other felons for housebreaking.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said overpayment. (Money order dated Nov. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1712–13 Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 91. Order Book VIII, p. 253. Disposition Book XXII, p. 96.
William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation and petition [missing] from Samuel Baylie, late. Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Stafford, complaining of misrep-resentation and partiality to his prejudice and praying payment of allowances to enable him to close his account. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 299.
Nov. 4. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 200l. to Daniel Arthur, Esq., in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Paris Oct. 28 last, new style, by Matthew Prior for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 89.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners. The children of Sir William Strode who claim an interest in a large parcel of land called the Lambhay, near the fort of Plymouth (whereon is standing many storehouses and buildings belonging to the Victualling), have desired a compensation. Please certify my Lords what has passed before you concerning the said lands, what buildings there are thereon and how they came to be erected before the Crown had a title. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 299.
[? Dec.] 4.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to the Commissioners of the Privy Seal a rich purse for her Majesty's service for the year 1712: to an estimate of 20l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 24.
Nov. 5. Letter of direction for 87,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the Classes Lottery anno 1712: and is to be applied to services following: viz.
on the head of Wages. £
for a year's pay to Lady day last to the Cripples belonging to the Chest at Chatham 22,000
for paying the men to be discharged from her Majesty's ships for reducing their numbers to the middle complement 10,000
for paying the companies' widows and relations of 12 ships lost and taken: this makes 70,000l. in part of 101,300l. demanded for that service 10,000
towards paying off and laying up at Chatham, Portsmouth and Plymouth 12 of her Majesty's ships 30,000
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for paying off workmen which are to be discharged out of her Majesty's Yards, to ease the growing charge 15,000
Disposition Book XXII, p. 55.
Nov. 5. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer is informed that the 2,050l. some time since ordered for the purchase money to be paid to Mr. Evelyn for the Mast Dock and Ancher Wharf at Deptford cannot at present be applied to that service by reason of some proceedings in Chancery begun but not yet determined for clearing the title. He therefore directs that in the meantime said sum be applied to other services of the Navy which require it, to wit towards paying bills of exchange on the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XXII, p. 55.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing Sir Solomon de Medina's petition [missing] shewing that 40,000l. is really and bona fide due to him on accounts stated and now lying before the Auditors [of Imprests] for the years 1710 and 1711 and praying payment of 14,000l. or 15,000l. upon account to help him under his present exigencies. Please report (if you think it is reasonable for this advance to be made before his accounts are actually passed) out of what moneys and in what manner same may be done. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 299.
T. Harley to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]. My Lord Treasurer is informed that some undertakers, inhabitants of Dunkirk, have furnished bedding and other necessaries for the Regiment of Scots Guards, amounting to 24,000 livres according to the accounts transmitted over. Sir William Wyndham, Secretary at War, is of opinion that same should be placed to the charge of said Regiment since (as he alleges) the same has been utterly spoilt and destroyed by them. Please form a charge on it [the said Regiment] accordingly to make good to the undertakers the said loss and damage and acquaint the Commanding Officer therewith. Ibid., p. 300.
Same to the Transports Commissioners. My Lord has read your letter of the 1st inst. relating to sundry expenses in your Office which ought to be placed to the account of those for whose service they were made; which matters you have collected out of your books since your letter of Sept. 24 last. My Lord Treasurer directs you to be careful in making a true and perfect extract of expenses of the same nature borne by you and not made good again and send a copy thereof to the Auditors of Imprests and another to the Paymaster of the Department concerned, so that all due care may be taken to secure the public upon adjusting the accounts of those for whose services your said disbursements were made. Ibid.
[? Nov. 6.] William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 160l. to Theodore Randue for six months to 1712 Lady day on his allowance as Housekeeper at Windsor. Disposition Book XXII, p. 54.
Nov. 6. Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Esq., Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, 5,000l. thereof for Land Service and 5,000l. for sea service of the Office of Ordnance: to be issued out of Contributions on the Act for the Class Lottery anno 1712. Ibid.
V. J. Harley [? T. Harley] to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] on the petition of Mr. Van Huls for liberty to erect a building on the ground now in ruins next the Gateway in Whitehall leading to Westminster for an accommodation to his present lodgings. Report your opinion particularly as to the materials buried in the said ruins which Van Huls prays leave to use "because his Lordship conceives great quantities of iron, lead and stone which are of value lie there." Out Letters (General) XX, p. 300.
Nov. 6. T. Harley to same. The business of receiving in and delivering out stores in your Office and the accounting for same is of great concern to her Majesty. Please certify my Lord Treasurer what officers are accountable and the method of passing their accounts and how far they are behind with the same and what becomes of all materials taken down and removed upon alterations and repairs and what care is taken to convert same and to apply the value thereof to her Majesty. Ibid., p. 301.
William Lowndes to Auditor Maynwaring to review your report of 1710 June 3 on Mr. Brydges' account for the year 1707 [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] and your draft of a privy seal relating to said account, in which draft some amendments seem necessary to be made. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Robert Longden, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Gloucester, shewing that he was served with a capias on the Queen's suit for 27,500l., but by endorsement on the writ it appeared that the debt demanded was but 4,000l., which Mr. Web (one of his sureties) was ready to lay down for him but not accepted, and that the same was only designed to prejudice Mr. Web in his election for being a Parliament man. Reference Book IX, p. 95.
Nov. 7. Money warrant for 780l. to William Smyth, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: without account: to be by him distributed amongst the said Band in satisfaction of their respective allowances for travelling charges to Windsor and Hampton Court in 1710 and 1711 on Sundays and other days of solemnity at the rate of 6s. 8d. a day each and 13s. 4d. each for their coming and going.
Appending: (a) warrant by the Lord Chamberlain dated 24 Oct. 1712 for 200l., being 10l. each for 10 days each to 20 members of said Band, viz. Cha. Norton, Gregory Westcombe, Thomas Saunders, William Westcombe, Alexander Barham, Nathaniel Browne, Jo[h]n Grubb, Thomas Gery, Robert London, Thomas Peirce, James Wallis, Jo[h]n Leacroft, Henry Trent, Burch Hathersall, Alexander Forrester, Magnus Kennedy, Edward Horner, Peter Power, Thomas Stansall, James Barnard.
(b) A like warrant for 240l. for the like allowances anno 1711, being 12l. each to 20 members, being the above 20 save that Nathaniel Lambert and Phillip Pendocke appear in place of Nathaniel Browne and Burch Hathersall.
(c) A like warrant for 340l. for the allowances of 17l. each for travelling charges to Windsor only anno 1711 for 20 members of said Band as follows, viz. Paul Colton, Nicho. Arnold, Robert Coleby, Jo[h]n Gachon, William Lancaster, Jeremy Sambroke, Jo[h]n Darley, Henry Pope, Edmund Bedingfeild, William Smith, William Wynn, William Thomas, Jeffery Sanders, Richard Farnbrough, William Taylor, Robert Adams, James Kentish, Sir Andrew Chadwick, Jo[h]n Mum, Hen. Freckleton. (Money order dated Nov. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 92, 101. Order Book VIII, p. 247.
Nov. 7. Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for 1712 Sept. 29 quarter as Supervisor of the digesting the records in the Tower: being for himself and three clerks (besides the chief clerk) employed therein.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk in the said work. (Money order dated 11 Nov. hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 93. Order Book VIII. p. 246. Disposition Book XXII, p. 66.
Treasury reference to Sidney Godolphin of the petition of Henry Price, Undersheriff of Co. Carmarthen, shewing that on a habias corpus he removed from Carmarthen gaol to Newgate 1 Nov. 1712 two persons who robbed Francis Annesley; that he has passed the Sheriff's accounts [for Co. Carmarthen for his year] with the Auditor of Wales and paid the balance and cannot [therefore] be reimbursed out of the [Crown] revenue of Wales the charges in removing the said prisoners: therefore praying my Lord Treasurer's directions herein. Reference Book IX, p. 95.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Gourdon of London, merchant, shewing that in August last he imported to London 11 bales of Italian thrown silk worth 2,600l. and paid the Duty thereon, as he has done for large quantities of the like for many years without molestation: but John Cole, warehousekeeper [of London port], has seized same on pretence of their being entered in the name of Gourdon and Loubier, partners, and the said Loubier not residing in England at the entry thereof subjects the goods to a forfeiture: these obstructions will be a great discouragement to English merchants and hinder the exportation of the woollen manufacture and tend to the utter ruin of many poor weavers: and petitioner is advised that the clause appointing the dealers of such goods to reside in England does not affect petitioner or his partner, who are both English, but was purely intended to cut foreigners off from this advantageous trade: therefore prays a noli pros to the information of seizure. Ibid., p. 96.
Same to the Postmaster General of the petition of Jane Carter of Abingdon, Co. Berks, widow, praying that on payment of 73l. the arrear of 118l. 18s. 0d. due from Frances Carter and Mildred Carter upon account of the Post Office of Abingdon may be discharged, for which arrear her late husband, Robert Carter, was surety. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides to employ Valence Comyn as an assistant to the Accomptant General of the said Duties at 60l. per an. salary: the business of his Office being much increased by the Additional Duties on Hides which require distinct accompts to be made of the moneys arising thereby. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 16.
Same by same to Sir William Wyndham, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for removing the respits on Major General Seymour's Regiment from 23 Aug. 1711 to Feb. 23 following in accordance with the report of July 4 last from the Auditors of Imprests; and to apply the same to the charge of recruiting.
Appending: said report. In obedience to your order of reference 1710–11 Feb. I we have considered the two reports made by the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts and by Mr. Brydges, the Paymaster General, on the memorial of the Colonels of the seven Regiments that went on the Expedition to Canada. We have received from Lieut. Gen. Seymour a state of the Regiment with a particular account of the men that died since the 22 August, when their loss happened on the river of Canada; as also a particular account of their effectives at the following January muster. It appears thereby that allowing them levy money at 4l. a man for the men raised, and subsistence to the men that died to the time of their death, and subsistence and clothing for the men raised and re-listed and for some few who were raised and afterwards deserted the [said] levy money amounts to 2,399l. 13s. 0d., whereas the whole respits amount to no more than 2,145l. 2s. 8d., so that the allowance of levy money, if made to the Regiments, will exceed the respits by 254l. 10s. 46/7d. We therefore think the applying the respits to the charges of recruiting is not only the best way for the interest of the Government and for the more regular keeping of those Regimental accounts, but is also agreeable to a clause in the Mutiny Act 3 and 4 Anne, c. 5, cl. 47, "which will make the sum to be allowed them for the pay of their effectives and the addition of the respits from the 23 August to the 23 February last (being 184 days at 42l. 10s. 0d. a day) according to the Establishment to amount to 7,820l." This is the only Regiment that has laid before us a state of their loss and effectives with an account of the charge of their levy money. As to the 350 men 14 Serjeants and seven drummers detached out of the said seven Regiments and now serving at Annapolis Royal, who were subsisted by their Officers from Oct. 23 to Dec. 22 last, we think the said subsistence and the value of their coats should be made good to the said Regiments when the value thereof shall be adjusted by the General Officers for Clothing. And if your Lordship [Treasurer Oxford] approves of the said Detachment continuing at Annapolis Royal and allowing 4l. per man for raising men in their room, care must be taken to specify on the muster rolls the days on which the recruits were respectively raised, so that the respits to those times may be saved towards the charge of those levies unless your Lordship agree to the proposal now made by Lieut. Gen. Seymour, viz. that the pay of the said Detachment be allowed to these [seven] Regiments to July 14 last in full of all allowances for recruiting. The said Detachment has been hitherto borne on the Muster Rolls of the said Regiments and no men [are] yet to be raised in their room till further order. As to the arms which went with the said Detachment to Annapolis it appears reasonable that new arms may be given them [the said seven Regiments] on the same foot as was given them for the men lost [in the river of Canada] and that the said Detachment be made accountable for the arms they now have. Ibid., pp. 16–18.
Nov. 7. Letters patent by same appointing Thomas Baker and William Goslin (Gosselin) to receive arrears of prizes and to pay the captors' shares of prizes and gun money which shall be legally demanded within the times hereinafter specified: they being appointed Receivers of Prizes by commission of Treasurer Godolphin 1708–9 March 18 and the Act of last Session, 10 Anne, c. 27, clause 12, for Greenwich Hospital having de-barred the claims of such captors of prizes as (under the Queen's Declaration of 1702 June 1) had three years' notices in the Gazette and had not made any demand for the same by Dec. 25 next and by 1713 March 25 for stores. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 19.
Nov. 7. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Andrews, one of the sureties of William Kent, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Lancs.
Prefixing: report by the Taxes Commissioners on said Andrews' petition. At Kent's death he was indebted 1,333l. 15s. 4d. on the Quarterly Poll anno 1698. By petitioner's care 229l. 10s. 0d. has been paid in towards same. He proposes to pay 500l. more if given time. Ibid., p. 22.
Nov. 8. Letter of direction for 7,500l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the Class Lottery anno 1712: and is intended to be paid over to James Milner on Mr. Morrice's bills of exchange payable to said Milner dated Sept. 23 last for 25,899 milrei 279 reis at the [exchange] rate of 5s. 9½d. per milrei; the said bills being drawn by Mr. Morrice in part of a credit for 15,000l. given to him by the said Milner in Portugal for the service of the Forces there pursuant to an order dated August 6 last: and is to be accounted as in part of 196,152l. 14s. 10d. for the charge of the war in Portugal anno 1712. Disposition Book XXII, p. 56.
Same for 10,000l. to same: out of same: and is intended to be paid over to Sir John Lambert for the value in his bills [of exchange] upon Port Mahon payable there in December next at the [exchange] rate of 56 pence per dollar or piece of Eight: and is to complete the 30,000l. agreed for [by the Treasury's agreement with him] at that rate Aug. 8 last, supra, p. 60: and is in part of 475,385l. 7s. 8½d. [voted] for the war in Spain [anno 1712]. Ibid., p. 57.
William Lowndes to same. My Lord Treasurer has read your report of Oct. 28 last on the 27,392l. 6s. 0d. due from the King of Portugal to Mr. Mead. It appears to my Lord that the Portugal Envoy here is ready and willing to pay the said sum to Mr. Mead in case he be enabled so to do by receiving so much from her Majesty in part of the arrears owing to the said King on his subsidies. Please state the account of the said subsidies and report out of what effects this sum may be paid. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 301.
Same to the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army enclosing for their perusal and consideration Mr. Brydges' report [missing] on the petition of several Officers of Brigadier Stanwix's late Regiment of Foot, with a subsequent memorial in which they complain against "the said Colonel" and his agent for retaining the regimental moneys in their hands and not accounting with them for it as directed by the Act of Parliament [10 Anne, c. 13, clause 15, inflicting a penalty of 100l. upon a Regimental Paymaster, agent or clerk for detaining pay or allowance and upon an Officer refusing to pay a soldier]. Ibid., p. 302.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. My Lord Treasurer directs that the expense of the stores now sending to New York in pursuance of the order in Council (amounting to 1,183l. 16s. 2d.) be defrayed out of the money lately ordered into the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance for land services. Please inform my Lord to whose charge these stores are to be consigned and how they will be accounted for. Ibid.
Nov. 8. Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Leger Goris and Peter Pangaret, contractors for forage in the Low Countries, shewing that their accounts of forage have been lately examined and certified by Mr. Watkins, who thinks them entitled to 7,195l. 15s. 0d.: therefore praying payment of same "in consideration they have expended the same on obtaining passports for the good of the service." Reference Book IX, p. 96.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Ellis, Solicitor of Excise on malt, candles &c., shewing that he was appointed Solicitor thereof soon after the commencement of the Duty on Candles at 200l. per an.; that his business [in said office] was very much increased by reason of several new Duties: therefore praying some additional allowance. Ibid., p. 97.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] of the petition of Charles Cole, executor to his father, Charles Cole, of Liss, Co. Southants, shewing that his said father was one of the Chamberlains of the Exchequer and as such had a salary of 52l. 3s. 4d. payable half yearly out of the Exchequer, that he died 5 March 1711–12 and Sir Simeon Stuart, his successor, claims no salary but from Lady day 1712: that petitioner is liable to pay 6l. 5s. 0d., being the Queen's Duty [Land Tax] for that moiety [half year] of the said salary up to the said Lady day: therefore praying that it may be paid to that date. Ibid., p. 101.
Nov. 9. T. Harley to Auditor Harley transmitting the book exhibited to the Lord Treasurer by the Hawkers' and Pedlars' Commissioners containing their accounts from 23 June 1710 [sic ? 1709] to 24 June 1710. Please prepare a state thereof. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 353.