Warrant Books: April 1713, 16-30

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27, 1713. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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April 1713, 16-30

April 16. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay John, Duke of Atholl, 300l.: without account: in satisfaction of so much by him expended for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 207.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet [Secretary to the Admiralty]. I am to desire that such of the accounts and estimates relating to the Navy, directed by her Majesty upon an Address presented yesterday by the House of Commons [Commons Journals XVII, p. 283], may be prepared as soon as possible and that such of them as are or can be ready by to-morrow be then presented: and in the meantime the Chancellor of the Exchequer would gladly see the same.
A like letter to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] for an account to what time the Troops in British pay have been paid, and for [an account of] subsidies to foreign Princes.
A like letter to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] for an account (so far as relates to the Forces under his pay) to what time the Troops in British pay have been paid.
A like letter to Baron Scrope [Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland] for an account of the number of the Forces that were kept [up] in Scotland [during the last peace].
A like letter to Sir William Windham [Secretary at War] with that to Mr. Burchet as above for accounts and estimates relating to the Army.
A like letter to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, for an account to what time the Troops in British pay have been paid, so far as relates to the Forces under his pay. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 402.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to hasten the estimate for repairing the Mews. Ibid., p. 403.
Same to Mr. How enclosing an account of moneys demanded by the Office of Ordnance for the 500 men of the Guards intended to be lodged in the Savoy. How were these necessaries supplied and defrayed in the reigns of Charles II. and James II. or at any time since? Ibid.
April 17. Money warrant for 40l. to Joseph Roberts for one year to 1712 Xmas on his allowance as Keeper of her Majesty's Water Engine at Windsor. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 208. Order Book VIII, p. 288.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 30l. to Lady Charlott Duffus as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 208.
Same by same to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer (out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. subscribed into South Sea Stock by him in the name of the public) any sum not exceeding 40,000l. in such proportions and to such persons as shall be specified and named in a list to be signed by the said Cæsar: and is to satisfy and pay bills made forth by the Navy Commissioners on the Old Course of the Navy Office. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark for half a year to 1712 April 10 on his annuity for renouncing his pretensions to the bishopric of Eutin: and 102l. 7s. 6d. for Exchequer fees on the issue of said 2,000l.
2,000l. to same for half a year to 1712 Oct. 10 on said annuity.
2,000l. to same for half a year to 1713 April 10 on said annuity. (See infra, p. 207, under date May 11.) (Letter of direction dated May 7 for 4,204l. 15s. 0d. hereon [being 4,000l. for one year and Exchequer fees thereon]: to be paid out of the 25l. per ton of French wines imported.) Ibid., p. 209. Disposition Book XXII, p. 106.
Same for 25,368l. 12s. 9d. to the Bank of England for one quarter to 1713 Lady day on the 3d. per cent. interest for circulating Exchequer Bills as follows: and is to be satisfied out of funds as in the memorandum below.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer Bills circulated during said quarter:
£ s. d.
interest at 3 per cent. for said quarter on 3,343,712l. 10s. 0d. of said Bills issued before 1713 Dec. 25 25,077 16 10½
on 5,000l. issued 1712 Dec. 29 for discharge of interest 35 6 10
on 5,000l. issued 1712–13 Jan. 13 for discharge of interest 29 3
on 11,600l. issued Jan. 21 for circulation 60 1
on 5,000l. issued Jan. 22 for circulation. 25 9 7
on 5,000l. issued Jan. 31 for circulation 21 15
on 5,000l. issued Feb. 26 for circulation 11 1 11
£25,260 15 8
total issue of Exchequer Bills up to 25 March 1713 3,380,312l. 10s. 0d.
Memorandum: towards payment of the said interest there remained in the Exchequer this 14th April 1713:
of Two Thirds Tonnage [as by the Act 7 Anne, c. 30] since 8 March 1711–12 20,198 10
Surplus of Half Subsidies for annuities of 80,000l. per an. 1708 [as by the Act 6 Anne, c. 48] made up to Xmas 1712 5,170 2
£25,368 12 9
(Money order dated April 21 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 211–12. Order Book VIII, p. 287.
April 17. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet. It is my Lord Treasurer's intention that the 571,402l. 7s. 1¾d. lately directed [supra, pp. 95–6] to be subscribed by the Navy Treasurer into South Sea Stock shall be applicable to Naval or Marine services only; and if any part thereof be made a security to borrow money for other uses my Lord doth intend that the same shall be made good again to the Navy. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 403.
T. Harley to Mr. Samuel Power. My Lord has read your letter of the 12th about lessening the charge of managing the Duties on hides and improving [the yield of] those Duties. Please put your proposals in writing. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. The Queen is minded to purchase from Lord paget his mills at Longford which will be of use for supplying the canals and basons at Hampton Court at all seasons of the year with sufficient quantity of water. You are to view and value same and to see what obstructions have been made to the currency of the water in the cut belonging to the Crown across Hownslow Heath. My Lord Treasurer also directs you to lay before him an estimate of the charge of bringing water in pipes into Windsor Castle, “the doing thereof being, as my Lord is informed, very practicable.” Ibid., p. 404.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Cotesworth and Henry Durley for the release from quarantine of the ships John and Thomas, Ann and Elizabeth, Robert and Prince.
The like of the petition of Henry Erthman for the like release of the ships John and Thomas, Ann and Elizabeth, Prince, Success, Hopewell, Union, Haggboat, William, Elizabeth, Maiden Ann, John and Mary, William and Sarah. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 19.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, on an order in Council dated April 15, to discharge from quarantine the ship Edward and Sarah, Robert Blackaby master.
Memorandum: this ship is forfeited by the late Quarantine Act [9 Anne, c. 2], the master whilst she was under quarantine going on shore and breaking bulk: the Attorney General, to whom the case was referred, reported only the ship and tackle and furniture forfeit, not the cargo: so that she is permitted to unlade such goods as were designed, at their lading, for Cadiz and to re-ship them: but the prosecution to proceed against the ship and master. Ibid., p. 3.
April 17. Treasury reference to same of the petition of Nathaniel Estwick of Cork in Ireland on behalf of himself et al., owners of the ship Escape of Cork, shewing that she was employed in June last to transport 225 prisoners from Kinsale to France; that at his being there the Cessation of Arms was solemnly proclaimed, by virtue whereof he freighted his ship there with salt, wine and brandy for Ostend, but by reason of violent winds was driven into Falmouth and was next day seized by the Collector and salt officer there, but the Commissioners gave him leave to proceed, on giving satisfaction to the officers for their trouble, “who demanded 200 guineas and would take no less, upon which the seizure was prosecuted and a verdict found against the petitioner contrary to all expectation, for that the nature of the cargo sufficiently proved the voyage for Ostend”: therefore prays relief. Reference Book IX, p. 116.
April 18. T. Harley to the Attorney General. The Earl of Salisbury has petitioned the Queen for liberty to apply to Parliament to remedy a defect in a grant to the late Earl of Bradford of a fee farm rent of 66l. 13s. 4d. out of the Great and Little Parks of Brigstock, Co. Northampton, for which the Earl [of Bradford] paid 916l. 3s. 4d. into the Exchequer and which now vests in the Earl of Salisbury. Please report a true state hereof to my Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 404.
William Lowndes to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Walter Noble for a grant of the personal estate of his brother, Richard Noble, lately executed for the murther of Mr. Sayer. Ibid., p. 406.
April 20. Money warrant for 40l. to Sir William Whitlock for one year to 1712 Xmas on his fee as one of her Majesty's Counsellors at Law: to be satisfied out of Civil List funds. (Letter of direction dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 209. Disposition Book XXII, p. 105.
Money order for 300l. to Walter Douglas for one quarter due April 8 inst. on his allowance as Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands. Order Book VIII, p. 297.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford [to the Customs Commissioners] to stay process against Robert Wise, late tobacco merchant, or his sureties on his tobacco bonds, to allow him time to apply for an Act of Parliament to permit him to compound.
Prefixing said Commissioners' report on said Wise's petition. On the 26th April 1712 when he absconded he owed for tobacco Duties 23,018l. 19s. 11½d., now reduced to 18,102l. 17s. 10¾d. He is also surety for Mr. Thomas Perrin in 2,825l. 13s. 10½d. and for Cornelius Denn in 3,351l. 12s. 1d., making the total outstanding debt 24,280l. 3s. 10¼d. He is interested in the manor of Latchleys, Co. Essex, mortgaged to him by James Brain, and [which] he, Wise, mortgaged to John Pollexfen: and likewise in an annuity of 50l. per an. claimed by John Dodwell, gent., and Mary his wife. The said Wise and his sureties, James Brain, Dean Cock and Cornelius Denn, are all broke and absconded. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 22–3.
April 20. A like warrant for similarly granting time to Peregrine Browne to solicit a [private] Act of Parliament for compounding his tobacco Duties debt of 5,601l. Ibid., p. 24.
Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, informing them of the yearly sums allowed by the privy seal of April 11 inst., supra, p. 172, for the expense of the Circuit Courts in Scotland. “These are to desire you or any three of you to issue the necessary precepts or orders for paying the said respective allowances from time to time to such of the said Lords of Justiciary and other officers as shall actually go the circuits,”: to the total of 1,130l. per an. to wit [charging same as to be paid] out of the Customs or Excise. The allowances of such as shall not actually go any of the said circuits are to be saved to the Crown. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 434.
Warrant dormant by same to the Commissioners of Customs and Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to pay the abovesaid allowances of in all 1,130l. per an. for the fees, salaries and other charges for keeping up the Court of Justiciary in Scotland upon precepts or orders to be signed from time to time by the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, as above: the first payment to be made for the circuit now next ensuing. Ibid., p. 420.
April 21. William Lowndes to the Attorney General. Since my letter of Feb. 19 last to you as to Sir Nicholas Morrice's land at Plymouth, Morrice has submitted a memorial with a new plan and dimensions. Please alter your draft lease accordingly. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 405.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Works to report on Michael Studholm's estimate enclosed [missing] for repairing the road in Hyde Park“and for what the same may be yearly kept in good order for the future.” Ibid., p. 406.
T. Harley to the Salt Commissioners to consider the enclosed letter [missing] sent to my Lord Treasurer by William Price touching several matters under your management. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord directs you to consider William Churton for the next vacant stamper's place. Ibid.
April 23. Money warrant for 117l. 18s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for their fees on tallies of loan, levied and stricken by them (on the several Aids granted by Parliament on the Contributions for the several Lotteries [to wit the two Lotteries for 1,800,000l. each as below]) for the service of the public without taking fees thereon, to wit between 1712 Easter day and 1713 Easter day. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 210. Order Book VIII, p. 289.
Same for 1,094l. 9s. 0d. to Christopher Rhodes, Secretary, and the Managers of the two Lotteries for 1,800,000l. each anno 1712 [as by the Acts 10 Anne, c. 18, and c. 19]: to complete (together with 2,000l. already issued to him) the whole expenses of managing the said Lotteries. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 210–11. Order Book VIII, p. 290.
April 23. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Send my Lord an account of the several officers in London and the outports who officiate not in person but by deputy. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 407.
T. Harley to same to report the state of the prosecution against Thomas Holland for exporting wool, and meantime to stay proceedings. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing the Postmaster General's report [missing] relating to setting up pacquet boats between Port Patrick and Donoughadee for carrying on a correspondence between North Britain and Ireland. Have you any objections thereto? If so you are to offer such further methods as you think fit for better preventing frauds to the revenue that may happen by these boats. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewet. The Archbishop of York has presented to the Queen a petition of the Canon Residentiary and Prebendaries of the Collegiate Church of Southwell for trees out of Sherwood Forest for repair of said church. You are to report what quantity will be required and whether same may not be supplied out of those last felled by you. Ibid., p. 408.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Alexander McKenzie of Fraserdale praying a new warrant for discharging the byegone casualties of the lands and lordships of Lovat. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 430.
April 24. Letter of direction for 600l. to Sir Francis Windham and 400l. to Lady Windham's daughters: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 105.
T. Harley to the Commissioners for Inspecting the Affairs of the War in Spain and Portugal to report on the enclosed papers [missing] from the Victualling Commissioners relating to the supplying the Garrison of Gibraltar with provisions. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 408.
Same to the Postmaster General. Send my Lord your answer to the several queries [margined] on your enclosed memorial [missing] concerning the settling of pacquet boats between Dover and Calais. Ibid.
April 25. Royal letters patent appointing Charles Stone to be Serjeant at Arms to attend the Lord Chancellor loco Sarles Goatley, who surrendered same by deed dated 17 April inst. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 438–9.
T. Harley to the [Board of] Ordnance. Mr. Roderick Price, one of the gunners and bombardiers of the Ordnance, has represented to my Lord Treasurer that on the Expedition to Canada the Commissary of the Ordnance being in want of money to buy clothes for the gunners and matrosses, borrowed of him [Price] 140l. New England money, for [repayment of] which he [the Commissary] gave a bill on your Board for 100l. sterling of which he [Price] has only received two thirds. Inasmuch as the case of this person differs much from that of the merchants who were great gainers as well by the exchange as by the stores and provisions which they sold, my Lord Treasurer agrees that the remaining third be paid to him provided Price's case be singular and if you find by the Commissary's account that her Majesty hath availed herself of the money which Price advanced to him. Disposition Book XXII, p. 104.
April 25. T. Harley to the Board of Ordnance. My Lord Treasurer has read your letter sent to the Earl of Dartmouth as to the bedding &c. for the 500 men of the Guards which are to be lodged in the Savoy. My Lord is informed by Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, that bedding and other necessaries for the lodging of the Guards in barracks were supplied and paid for by the Ordnance in the reign of Charles II. and at all times since without any charge upon the Regiments. My Lord Treasurer desires you to see this service performed in the manner it used to be. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 410.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of “several [traders] who upon the occasion of the Peace with France have the expectations of importing the wines of that country upon payment of a reasonable Duty to be laid upon them before the hot weather shall take place; they being traders in wine and informed that now the peace is concluded with France the Parliament is like to take off the last 25l. per tun laid on French wines. They represent to the Lord Treasurer that the season of the year is already so far advanced [as that] except the Duties on French wines shall be speedily reduced the persons that have secured the best wines in France and have delayed importation in expectation of the Duties being lessened will be obliged by reason of the approaching heats to send a great part of them to other foreign markets; and those that shall be brought in here will be very liable to great damage by heat of the weather, the fine clarets being a very nice sort of wine and most liable to be affected by heat.” (This petition is signed by Sam Shepheard, Tho. Dade, Tho. Baynton, John Lambert, Robert Shaw and N. Tourton.) Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 24.
April 27. Money warrant for 500l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 212. Order Book VIII, p. 290.
Same for 122l. 17s. 8d. to John Leche for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Chester for the year ended 1712 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor S. Godolphin of said surplusage. (Money order dated May 28 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 213. Order Book VIII, p. 298b.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 600l. to Sir John Lambert: without account: in satisfaction of so much expended by him for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 213.
Same by same to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer (out of the 1,421,274l. 14s. 4d. subscribed into the South Sea Stock by him in the name of the public) any sum not exceeding 1,111l. 1s. 7d. to Thomas Lynn, Cashier to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen: as imprest to satisfy several bills of exchange drawn by Gilbert Pepper, Esq., Agent at Kinsale in Ireland for the subsistence of sick seamen there. Ibid., p. 214.
April 27. Money warrant for 160l. to Richard Hill for two years' salary to 1711 Xmas as Latin Secretary to her Majesty. Ibid.
Same for 56l. 9s. 6d. to William Grymes for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
making an abstract of Letters Patent [the Patent Rolls] of 19, 20, 21 and 22 James I., being 134 sheets of Royal Imperial paper written on all sides at 6s. a sheet 40 4 0
for making the alphabet [index] 5 10 0
for search of 78 rolls at 1s. 6d. each 5 17 0
for [Exchequer] fees &c. on receiving the said sums 4 18 6
£56 9 6
(Money order dated May 1 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 215. Order Book VIII, p. 298.
Same for 150l. to Samuel Thompson for three months' advance on his salary or allowance from 1712–13 Feb. 21 (being the date of his commission) as Agent and Consul General at Algiers. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 215. Order Book VIII, p. 296.
Same for 98l. 14s. 0d. to John Johnson, Remembrancer of the City of London, for the City Impost on wines for the members &c, detailed, of the Corporation for one year from 1712 Xmas. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 216. Order Book VIII, p. 299.
Same for 145l. to John Cook, Clerk of Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for 1½ years to 1711 June 24 on his several fees and allowances, detailed, about the records of Recusants’ forfeitures. Money Book XXII, pp. 217, 220.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars' Office for one year to 1712 June 24. (total, 426l. 6s. 5d.). Ibid., p. 219.
Warrant by same to William Borret to pay 40l. 19s. 2d. for the bill, detailed, of fees on the passing a patent for revoking Mr. [John] Vanbrugh's office [of Comptroller of the Works]. Ibid., p. 224.
T. Harley to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord has recommendations for William Allen for a place in your Office. You are not to dispose of Mr. Jackson's place (if Jackson is dead) without my Lord's direction. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 408.
April 27. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to permit the prize wines laden in the Incomparable and St. Michael prizes to be entered in Plymouth port and pay Duty there according to the allowances made by the officers of the Customs in London port, amounting in the whole with the London duty to 824l. 0s. 4½d.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of the agents of the captors of said ships, to wit her Majesty's ships Berwick and Plymouth. According to the view taken by the officers at Plymouth as to the damaged condition of the wines the Duties were to be 1,823l. 17s. 7d., but according to the view made by the officers at London they were only 772l. 17s. 3d. besides the London Duty (fn. 1) of 51l. 3s. 1½d. The length of the voyage [? to and from Plymouth to London] being but 14 days could not be suffered to be the occasion of so much additional damage, and the low produce of the wines upon a public sale on the 18th ult. (when they were sold for about 1,100l.) appears to be a confirmation of the London port officers who are men of greater experience than those of Plymouth. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 24–25.
April 27
and 28.
Same by same to same to employ William Clement as a tidesman in the inferior list loco John Brooks, deceased.
Thomas Ward as a riding officer at Milham loco William Crostwaite, deceased.
Thomas Potter preferred to the superior list of tidesmen, London port, loco William Page, deceased.
Timothy Rhodes to succeed Potter in the inferior list ibid.
Edward Bathurst as a waiter and searcher at Burnham in Wells port.
Henry Oldham as a boatman at Beachley in Bristol port loco William Crump, who surrenders.
Hamlet Woods as collector at Whitby loco George Trotter, deceased.
Samuel Rowse as a waiter and searcher at Penrin loco Joshua Perdue, deceased.
Paul Angier and Walter Barling as tidesmen at Wells.
Samuel Robins and William Cannon as boatmen at Wells.
John Asterley as Surveyor of Wells port at 40l. per an. salary. Ibid., p. 26.
April 27. Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to John Richardson of a Bible in two parts and other books for Whitehall Chapel, two Holland table cloths, three napkins and three surplices: to an estimate of 88l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 25.
April 27. Warrant by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell 16 trees out of her Majesty's woods growing in the manors or seven Hundreds of Cookham and Bray towards repairing the bridge over the river at Maidenhead, the said town being entitled by patent of James II. to three oak trees every third year, and they having received none since 1696.
Prefixing: report by said Wilcox on the petition of the Mayor &c. of said town. Ibid., pp. 67–68.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Susanna Lawson, widow, of several tenements and lands in the parish of Rothwell, Co. Yorks, being parcel of the estate of John Norton, outlaw. Ibid., p. 68.
April 28. Money warrant for 20l. to Robert Thomson, clerk: as royal bounty for the charges of his passage to the Factory of Petersburg, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated April 29 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 214. Order Book VIII, p. 293.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, 142,569l. 17s. 6d., “the said sum appearing to me [Treasurer Oxford] to be the deficiency of the funds on the 25 March 1713 towards answering or making good unto the said Corporation the sum of 144,069l. 17s. 6d. for one fourth part then due and payable to them” on their 568,279l. 10s. 0d. per an. for interest and 8,000l. per an. for charges of management.
Prefixing. certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that 142,569l. 17s. 6d. remains to complete said quarter's interest to said Company as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, “there having been paid to them in part of the said quarter but 1,500l. out of the Duties on Salt and Rock Salt, being the only Duties that have arisen or have been paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer, within the said quarter, [out] of the several Impositions and Duties which are granted by the said Act for and towards making good the said annual sum.” Money Book XXII, p. 222.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for impresting to Francis Lyn the 1,111l. 1s. 7d., ut supra, p. 191, “and to assign the said bill for payment out of the sum of 1,421,274l. 14s. 4½d. South Sea Stock ut ibid.” Disposition Book XXII, p. 104.
Letter of direction for 6,738l. 18s. 0d. to John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]: out of Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 19]: and is upon account of subsistence of the Guards and Garrisons. Ibid., p. 105.
T. Harley to the Salt Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer directs you to put Richard Meredith into a clerk's place, he being a relation of Sir Richard Middleton. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 409.
April 28. T. Harley to the Attorney General. When the Earl of Salisbury applies to the House of Commons for an Act for Sale of the Great and Little Parks of Brigstock and the fee farm of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. thereout you have her Majesty's leave to acquaint the House that her Majesty consents that it may be declared in the said Act that the grant of the said fee farm, and the arrears thereof, made to the Earl of Bradford by great seal dated 13 May 1695 is valid notwithstanding the objection made to the grant by reason of not stating therein the amount of the arrears thereon. [See Private Act 12 Anne, No. 10.] Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing papers [missing] from the Bishop of London shewing an intention of sending Mr. Cruikshank back to the Leeward Islands to be employed as a chaplain there and that her Majesty is inclined to allow him 100l. a year out of her revenues there. Please report what revenues in that island are liable to be charged with the said yearly sum “and in what manner the same may best be done.” Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, on an order in Council dated April 27 inst., to discharge from quarantine the ships Maiden Ann, Robert Lawrence master; the John and Margaret, John Mason master; the John and Thomas, Joshua Ransom master; the Elizabeth, William Coats master; the Robert, Robert Green master; and the Prince, Benjamin French master: all from Hamburg and Gottenburg laden with pipe staves, piece goods, iron, deals and masts: all on the petition of Henry Erthman, merchant.
The Rebecca Anne and Blessing, Richard Harman master; the Elianor, John Hooper master; the Samuel, Samuel Norris master; the Samuel, Philip Wright master; and the Association, Clement Hopkins master: all from Hamburg and Konigsberg laden with hemp, flax, potashes, hogs' bristles, iron, tar, linen yarn, sturgeon, piece goods and pipe staves: all on the petition of David Watson. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 3.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Thompson in behalf of William Buller and Richard Buller, who (with Polycarp Dawkins, since dead insolvent) became bound in July, Dec. and Feb. 1701 in wine bonds for 189l. 9s. 2d., and Richard having failed, the whole burden falls on William, who is willing to pay the principal provided the interest is remitted. Reference Book IX, p. 117.
Same to John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Eliz. Sherwood and Mary Duffin, widows, to wit Sherwood for extension of term in a tenement in Shippon, Co. Berks, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and said Duffin for same for two water corn mills in said manor, and that the same may pass to said Sherwood in trust for her (Duffin). See infra under date 1714 May 6. Ibid., p. 119.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Walter, clerk, for a new lease of Laverton farm, Co. Somerset, which he had purchased from Josua Baber. See ut supra. Ibid., p. 120.
April 29. T. Harley to the Taxes Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Acting Commissioners of the Land Tax for Co. Westmorland complaining of several misrepresentations relating to the arrears standing out in the said county. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 410.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. Capt. Moody, who some time since commanded a body of her Majesty's Forces in America, has laid before my Lord Treasurer his thoughts as to the provisions and other matters necessary to be sent to Placentia for victualling the Garrison there for the year 1713, the charge whereof is proposed to be paid by deducting 6d. a day out of the pay of every man. Report your opinion hereon to my Lord. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the Duke D'Aumont's memorial complaining of the seizure of a fishing boat belonging to Boulogne. Ibid., p. 412.
April 30. Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Beak, gent., to be by him distributed amongst the underclerks of the [Privy] Council, himself being one, for their great pains and expenses in writing letters and orders to Lords Lieutenants, Custodes Rotulorum, Justices of the Peace. &c. and to the Treasury, Admiralty &c. for the year ended 1712 Dec. 25. Money Book XXII, p. 215.
T. Harley to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Hoffman with an account annexed containing some demands of the Emperor. Send my Lord also an account of what appears in your Office as due to the Queen from his Imperial Majesty Out Letters (General) XX, p. 411.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. The Inspectors of the Affairs of the Army in Spain and Portugal have had the perusal of Mr. Vere's letter to you about the Garrison of Gibraltar. They have represented to my Lord that the Moyedas taken up by him at Lisbon at 30s. each is about 3s. 6d. more than the moyeda was worth there at that time. Please inquire into this and take care that her Majesty may have right done [to her herein] before any bills of Mr. Vere be paid. Ibid.
Same to Secretary Dartmouth. My Lord Treasurer having asked the opinion of the Commissioners for Inspecting the Affairs of the Army in Spain, Portugal &c. about the best and cheapest way of providing for the Garrison of Gibraltar, they have represented that in case the Garrison had a free market by sea and land it would be supplied with everything necessary as other Garrisons are. I enclose their letter [missing]. My Lord Treasurer desires that if anything be to be mediated by my Lord Lexinton with the Court of Spain for the benefit of that Garrison your Lordship will be a means of forwarding proper instructions to said Lord thereupon. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] to report on the representation from the Earls of Mar and Loudoun by way of reply to your report on the lease to them of the house now in their possession in the Privy Garden. Ibid., p. 419.
April 30. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mary Anguish, relict of Edmond Anguish, gent., who was one of the grandchildren of Sir Thomas Allen, Admiral to Charles II.; praying payment of near 100l. which accrued by perquisites of the office of Customer of Great yarmouth granted to her husband anno 30 Charles II., which sum accrued during the vacancy of that office between the surrender of Sir Richard Allen (who had it in trust for the said widow) and the admission of Mr. Norgate. Reference Book IX, p. 118.